The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 30, 1997 · Page 16
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Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, April 30, 1997
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C4 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1997 SPORTS THE SALINA JOURNAL BRIEFLY T HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD Salina golfer records rare double-eagle 2 Dennis Sanborn of Salina produced one of the rarest scores in golf Tuesday with a double-eagle 2 at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. Sanborn, 365 Maple, used a driver and 5-iron (from 202 yards out) for the double-eagle on the par-5, 502-yard seventh hole. "I saw the ball land on the green, but didn't see it go in because of the trees in the way," said Sanborn, who's never had a hole in one. "We got to the green and couldn't find my ball, so I was looking on the back side of the green when one of the guys looked in the hole and saw it. It was pretty unbelievable." Witnessing Sanborn's score were Eugene Stevens and Ken Ottley. "You definitely don't see those too often," said Municipal assistant pro Ty Weller. "It's the first one I've heard about in the three years I've been here." FHSU signs California juco point guard HAYS — Aaron Owens, a 6-foot- 3 point guard, has signed a basketball letter of intent with Fort Hays State. Owens averaged 14.3 points, 8.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals last season at Riverside Community College in Riverside, Calif. Owens, who hails from Philadelphia, shot 51.6 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. "Aaron is a true point guard and will get immediate playing time next season," Fort Hays coach Gary Garner said. "His size is a big plus. Being 6-3, playing the point guard spot should cause opponents matchup problems." Mesa State to induct Cortese into Hall MESA, Colo. — Former Mesa State College football coach Bob Cortese has been chosen for induction into the school's Coca-Cola Hall of Honor. Cortese, currently football coach at Fort Hays State, compiled an 84-22-3 record, won six Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships and made six NAIA playoff appearences at Mesa State before taking the Fort Hays job. His Mesa State teams won NAIA championships in 1982 and 1983. Deadline extended for County Four Ball . The entry deadline has been extended to Thursday for the Saline County Four Ball Match Play Tournament this weekend at Elks Country Club. " Entry forms are available in the pro shops at each of Salina's three golf courses or by contacting Mark Riddle evenings at 827-7459. The tournament will run Friday through Sunday and is limited to the first 48 teams entered. Entry fee is $70 per team. The tournament does not count toward the Saline County Player- of-the-Year point standings. Salina native Mosier earns weekly honor University of Chicago baseball player Mark Mosier, a senior from Salina, was named as one of the University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week. Mosier hit .600 (9 of 15) with nine RBI and 13 runs scored as the Maroons won four of fiye games last week to improve to 18-6 on the season. The second baseman clubbed two home runs, two doubles and a triple to give him a 1.267 slugging percentage for the week and w,alked nine times for a .760 on- base percentage. He also stole six bases without being caught. On the season, Mosier is hitting .519 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI in 22 games. WNBA's Los Angeles drafts KU's Dixon LAWRENCE — Kansas point guard Tamecka Dixon, the Big 12 women's player of the year, was chosen by the Los Angeles Sparks in the second round of the first Women's NBA draft. Dixon was the 14th player picked Monday, the sixth in the draft's second round. Many observers had expected her to go higher. Senior point guards picked ahead of her were Jamila Wideman of Stanford, also taken by Los Angeles, and Tora Suber of Virginia, who went to Charlotte. "I think it will give me the opportunity to become very marketable, and it will allow me to establish a fan base in the United States," said Dixon, who was in New York for the draft. Her Los Angeles teammates will include Lisa Leslie, who was a member of the U.S. team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1996. "Playing with Lisa Leslie will enable me to learn from the best," said Dixon. "She is one of the country's best players, and playing with her night after night will only make me better." The only other Big 12 player drafted was Raegan Scott of Colorado, taken by the Utah Starzz in the third round. The eight WNBA teams will have 10-member rosters. The first four spots were filled by assignment in January, and four more by this week's draft. The final two spots on each roster will be filled based on tryouts next month. SHHS Softball team pounds Sylvan SYLVAN GROVE — Sacred Heart pounded out 34 hits, including five home runs, Tuesday afternoon on the way to a wind-blown doubleheader sweep of Sylvan in high school softball. Sacred Heart improved its record to 10-4 overall with 29-2 and 19-7 victories over Sylvan in a twinbill played on the high school baseball field. "It was windy and blowing out," Sacred Heart coach Barry Fritz said. "We played on the baseball field, and after we hit it by them, (the ball) rolled all the way to the fence. But we hit the ball awfully well." Nicole Knipp, Melissa Meares, Jenny Allen and Courtney Ash hit home runs in the opener as the Knights rapped out 22 hits. Sara Wells also had four hits and Meares five runs batted in. Kristen L'Ecuyer improved her record to 6-3 in the opener. Sacred Heart led 12-0 in the second game before Sylvan scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Knights then put the game away with six runs in the top of the seventh to help freshman Kellen Ratcliff improve her record to 4-1. Ratcliff had a double and home run, while Meares drove in two more runs. The Knights return to action Friday in a 4 p.m. doubleheader against Abilene at BiU Burke Park. Mustangs assault records KSU's Johnson signs contract with Chiefs KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three rookie free agents who took part in the Kansas City Chiefs' minicamp last weekend have signed contracts with the team, the Chiefs said Tuesday. The three new signees are Tommy Dorsey, a linebacker from North Carolina Central; Jesus Hernandez, a guard from Florida State, and Clyde Johnson, a defensive back from Kansas State. Bethany's Ingersoll leads KCAC golf meet HESSTON — Bethany's Jason Ingersoll is tied for first place after the opening day of the Kansas Conference golf tournament at the Hesston Municipal Golf Park. Ingersoll shot a 111 over 27 holes, matching Southwestern's Terry Peterson for the day's top score. Perennial contender Southwestern takes a three-stroke lead into today's final 27 holes. Following the Moundbuilders' 458 is runner- up and two-time defending champion Bethany (461) and third-place Kansas Wesleyan (488). Besides Ingersoll, Bethany has three other golfers among the top five — Travis Engle (116, fourth), Jason Hooper (117, tied for fifth) and Jon VonOhlson (117, tied for fifth). Salinan Monte Brent and Jason Ortman are also in medalist contention with 117s to lead the way for Wesleyan. South swimmers finish second at El Dorado EL DORADO — Salina South won two of three relays and finished first in three individual events, helping the Cougars finished second at the El Dorado swimming and diving meet Tuesday. South senior Kelly Coellner had a 10-second margin of victory after swimming a 2:13.09 in the 200 individual medley. She also won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.90. The Cougars other individual win came for sophomore Meagan Weaver, who swam a 1:01.88 in the 100 freestyle. South edged El Dorado by less than half a second to win the 200 medley relay, and also captured the 400 freestyle relay. Salina Central had three second-place finishes, two of those from Abby Porter. The Mustang sophomore swam a 1:06.56 in the 100 backstroke and a 26.92 in the 50 freestyle. Central's Sadie Weis also finished second in the 200 freestyle (2:37.23). South's Amanda Lampe was second in the 500 freestyle (6:09.49), while Mica Zier had a second-place finish for the Cougars in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.57). Both Salina teams will compete at the Great Bend Invitational on Friday. From Staff and Wire Reports Central athletes set four school records at Salina South meet By LARRY MORITZ The Salina Journal Oh, what a meet Aaron Green nearly missed. The Salina Central senior was a bit under the weather Tuesday when he tried to beg out of his events at the Salina South Track and Field Invitational. Instead, Green slipped into the blocks and streaked to two school records during the wind-blown meet at Salina Stadium. Green and Terence Newman set individual sprint records, then joined Drew Larson and Sandy Gordon in establishing a school mark in the 400-meter relay. A fourth school record fell when Central's Jacquee Jones broke her own mark in the girls' triple jump. "Four school records in one meet is certainly unusual," Central coach Gary Goodwin said. "Our records have been around for a long time." Green got off to a slow start and still managed to win the 100-meter dash in 10.49, breaking the school mark of 10.59 set by Maurice Henry in 1985. "I was feeling kind of sick before the meet started and told coach I didn't want to run today," Green said. "He said I should go ahead and try to do my best. "I stiU haven't run a perfect race. That's going to take getting out of the blocks quicker. I've been pretty slow out of the blocks, but that may improve with more experience and more practice." Newman had earlier broken Henry's record in the 200, clocking a 21.70 in the preliminaries. It was the first time Newman had run the event in a high school meet. "I think there's room for improvement," Newman said. "This is the first time I've run the event this year, but I told the guys before we started today I felt really good, and they gave me the same response." It was Gordon who helped convince Green and Newman to come out for track this season for the first time since their junior Photos by KELLY PRESNELL/The Salina Journal Central's Terence Newman (left), Aaron Green (center) and Drew Larson (right) celebrate their school record-setting 400 relay effort Tuesday. Sandy Gordon is the fourth member of the relay. high days, in hopes of putting together a strong 400-meter relay squad. Tuesday's time of 42.66 is an indication they've done just that. "We've been eyeing that school record since day one," said Gordon, who runs the opening leg of the relay. "If we get our handoffs on, we can do even better. We always run good £t home and regional is going to be at home this year." Central won six events in the boys' competition and rolled to the team title with 142 points, followed by Hays with 83. The Beloit boys had four individual champions — three in the throws — to take fourth, followed by McPherson and Salina South. McPherson was also an easy winner in the race for the girls team title. The Bullpups scored 152 points with .five individual winners, topping Central's second-place total of 82l. Hays finished third, followed by Beloit in fourth and South in sixth. Jones had her winning leap in the triple jump during the preliminary portion of the event, going 36-feet, si-inches to break the school mark she set last spring. The Central girls also got a double win from sophomore Jessica Williams, who took both the 800 (2:30.66) and the 1,600 (5:33.41). The Central boys swept the relay events for a second consecutive meet, while Larson and Nathan Schwab finished 1-2 for the Mustangs in the 400. South's lone victory came in the girls' shot put, where Alison Stadel won the event with a throw of 38-0. The top performances for the South boys were second-place finishes for Chris Allen in the javelin (177-1), Chad Wahlgren in the 3,200 (10:40.66) and the 1,600 relay (3:28.79). Beloit shot putter Casey Seyfert topped 60 feet in a meet for the second time this season, winning with a toss of 60-9. Tony Thompson was second in the shot and won the discus (164-0), while Gary File topped the boys javelin competition with a throw of 181-9. The Beloit girls won both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter relays. Candace James and Haley Baldwin enabled McPherson to sweep the girls hurdle events, with James winning the 300 (49.47) and Baldwin the 100 McPherson's Eddie Penn clears a hurdle en route to his first- place finish in the 110-meter event. (15.80). The McPherson boys had three individual winners, including Eddie Penn's season-best 14.67 in the 110 hurdles. Hays High had two individual winners: Matt Augustine in the boys 800 (2:04.34) and Heather Robinson in the girls high jump (5-4). KSHSAA / Coaches applaud move FROM PAGE C1 study that would happen before too long. I think that will be set up by the executive board." Weatherman said he had no problem with drawing a distinction between sports, although he would just as soon see restrictions dropped on football and basketball as well. "I coach football and basketball, but I don't feel I'm being WFATHFRMAN sli 8 nted as a foot WEATHERMAN ball O r basketball coach Weatherman said. "I just want to see summer programs have a chance to go on. "They tried to make it equal with what football and basketball coaches were doing, but if they're going to make it equal, make it equal the other way. I think that's what other states are doing and we need to for Kansas to keep up. If a coach has that initiative, why take it away. They're spending their time without much financial incentive." Salina South baseball coach Tim Puvogel and Southeast of Saline softball coach Mike Garretson, both former Salina American Legion coaches, said they wholeheartedly supported the rule change even though they will not be directly affected by it. "I just think it's good to allow people who are willing to take on that piece of service to do it," said Garretson, who added that his decision to step down as the Salina Falcons coach after last season was not dictated by the KSHSAA restrictions. "They serve a lot of kids every summer and those are GARRETSON PUVOGEL worthwhile programs." Garretson said he doubts he will now coach his girls softball players over the summer, but that he appreciates the opportunity for him or one of his high school assistants to do so. "I think the reversal is good for the communities in the western part of Kansas where a lot of times they are not able to find other coaching besides high school coaches," Puvogel added. "That's a problem a lot of towns are running into, that they don't have coaches who are qualified to teach fundamentals and techniques of the game. "It's a great deal for athletes to get the coaching that's going to benefit them and get them to the next level. All the coaching staffs' hands were really tied as far as helping out with any program involving high school kids. The bottom line is to get the best coaching in there that can benefit the kids." While baseball and softball are the most obvious beneficiaries of the new rules, other sports will benefit as well. "I applaud the activities association," said Salina Central tennis coach Bob Warkentine, who also coaches wrestling at South. "I've (worked with tennis players) every summer and was planning to do something different this summer. "Bigger schools all have pros that can work with the kids, but with places like Hays and Salina, it's up to the high school coaches. One reason my program is as successful as it is, is kids are willing to work in the summer. This is a real positive step for the activities association." While he understands the concerns of limiting high school coaches' summer contact with their athletes, in the end it's those athletes who benefit the most, Hager said. "Everybody is concerned about coaches just taking over and saying that their kids have got to practice every day in the summer and I'm sure there are some extremes, but I haven't seen it," Hager said. "I don't require my kids to play in the summer. It's a choice. 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