The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 2, 1997 · Page 15
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FRIDAY MAY 2, 1997 THE SAUNA JOURNAL ^IHV ^IVJWMHp Mi ^MWHP TRACK HONOR ROLL / C3 MONEY/C4 CLASSIFIED / C7 c T HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Knights win meet Frazier's first-place 73 score helps Sacred Heart capture team title, five strokes in front of Circle T COLLEGE FOOTBALL By LARRY MORITZ The Salina Journal This time, Cain Frazier managed to turn the tables on Salina Municipal Golf Course. The Sacred Heart junior has had his share of problems at the Municipal course and appeared headed in that direction again Thursday, opening with a double bogey on the first hole at the Sa- icred Heart Invitational. ' That did nothing to shake Frazier's confidence, as he played the next 14 holes in 1-under par on his way to a round of 37-36-73 and tourney medal- ist honors. "I've struggled out here at times," Frazier said. "I come out here and think 'This course is going to eat me alive,' and then today I double bogey the first hole. "It can be tough to get back on track after something like that, but I played pretty good today. I got up and down when I needed to and played pretty well around the greens." Frazier was not alone, as four of the six Sacred Heart players finished in the top 10 to help the Knights to the tourney team title. Chris Mergen placed fifth with a 77, while Ryan Prickett and Kevin Evel both shot 80 to tie for seventh. ! Sacred Heart's team score of 310 was five shots better than second-place Circle, while Ellsworth took third at 316. It was Sacred Heart's second consecutive tournament victory after winning the Beloit meet last Saturday, where Evel was the individual medalist. "Winning the team title means everything to me," Frazier said. "If I didn't have these guys pushing me in practice every day, I know I wouldn't be that good. Evel had a great day at Beloit and today you look at our scores and see a 77 and two 80s. We've been a young team but now we have three juniors and three seniors, and we are getting better all the time." "We've been playing real well and I've felt like all spring we've been putting up some good scores," Sacred Heart coach Tim Orth said. "I think we've gone into tournaments mentally ready, and hopefully we can keep putting it together because we have a busy week with three meets next week." Circle's Tyson Mayfield and Tyler Bacon took second and third, respectively, with Mayfield finishing two strokes back of Frazier. Ellsworth's j;j. Maddux tied Bacon with a 76, and the Bearcats also had Ryan Peschka take sixth with a 78, and Pat Hammel and Mark Kohls tie for 10th with 81s. ~ Hillsboro finished fourth in the team stand- ijigs, led by Joe Woods' seventh-place finish with a round of 80. St. John's Military's top finish came from Sean Dumas with a 90. Black ready to fill Canty's shoes for KSU KELLY PRESNELL/The Salina Journal Sacred Heart junior Ryan Prickett blasts out of the sand on the second hole at Salina Municipal Golf Course on Thursday during the Sacred Heart Invitational. Junior college transfer from Texas even wants to wear Canty's No. 2 By The Associated Press MANHATTAN — When Keith Black steps on the field for Kansas State this fall, he'll have a tough enough assignment trying to replace All-America cornerback Chris Canty. But Black doesn't seem worried. In fact, he even asked for Canty's old No. 2. Canty left Kansas State after his junior season to enter the NFL draft. On April 19, the New England Patriots made him their first- round pick. "I don't worry about trying to be better than Chris," said Black, 21, a junior college transfer who arrived at Kansas State in January for the start of the spring semester. "I don't worry about the person who was in front of me." Black and the rest of his Wildcat teammates will be in action Saturday during the annual Spring Game. Kickoff is 1:10 p.m. at KSU Stadium. Black, a 5-foot-10,180-pound cor- nerback, first wore the No. 2 at Blinn (Texas) Community College. When he transferred to Kansas State, he wanted the same number. "That's the number I asked for," he said. "It just so happened that Chris was leaving, and he was No. 2." Canty was twice named All- America and finished his career with 14 interceptions. "I hope he tries to live up to what Chris did," said Mike Stoops, Kansas State's secondary coach. "I hope that motivates him." Black readily admits he has a lot to learn about sticking with a receiver in man-to-man coverage, Kansas State's preferred pass defense. "I'm trying to get my technique down to where I can come off the ball, stay low, stay in front of receivers," he said. Black came to Kansas State with scholarships for football and track. On Feb. 28, he broke Kansas State's indoor record in the 400 meters with a time of 45.8 seconds. A few weeks later, he finished fifth in the 400 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Indianapolis. Coming out of Conley High in Waco, Texas, Black dreamed of playing football and running track for Baylor, where Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson raced. But academic shortcomings forced Black to detour to Blinn. He played football there for two seasons, but left in the spring of 1996 when Blinn dropped its men's track program. He transferred to Kansas City Community College, where he finished his junior college track career and began looking for a four-year school where he could compete in football and track. Once spring football wraps up Saturday with the annual spring game, Black will concentrate on outdoor track. Being fast comes in handy when playing defensive back, he said. "If you make a mistake at the line (of scrimmage), you can make up for it down field if you've got speed. If you don't have speed, you mess up at the line and then that's six points." Spring Game information Tickets for Saturday's game are $3 for adults, $2 for KSU students and high school-age students 18- under. All seating will be general admission. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., at the KSU Stadium ticket windows. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Parking is free with no reserved spots, except for handicapped persons. The Manhattan Catbackers and KMAN radio will sponsor a pregame tailgate party for all fans on the north side of Brandenberry Complex. T MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Royals pitching strong again in shutout of Jays .Qpsado, two ;i>: others combine for shutout; Bell, Offerman, Davis power KG offense By DOUG TUCKER The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jose Rosado pitched 7% shutout innings and Jay Bell and Jose Offerman drove in three runs apiece, powering Kansas City past Toronto 8-0 Thursday night. Chili Davis added a two-run homer with a towering shot in the fifth, his second homer in three games. Rosado (2-0), who has lost three potential victories this year because of poor relief pitching, gave up only three hits, struck out five and walked four. He lowered his ERA from 2.59 to 2.08. Reliever Mitch Williams got the last out in the eighth and Jim Converse allowed one hit in the ninth to complete the combined four-hitter. Joe Carter tripled with one out in the sixth, but Rosado preserved the shutout by striking out Ed BliwJayc o Sprague and getting Juan Samuel on an infield grounder. Royals' left-fielder Bip Roberts dropped Robert Perez's routine fly ball with two out in the second inning. But he managed to retrieve the ball and get it back to the infield in time for third baseman Craig Paquette to throw out Benito Santiago at the plate, who was trying to score from first. Offerman, who hit a three-run homer Tuesday night after coming off the disabled list, gave the Royals a 5-0 lead with a bases-loaded triple in the fourth. The Royals had loaded the bases off Woody Williams (0-2) on a walk and singles by Tom Goodwin and Johnny Damon. Orlando Merced went to his knees trying to stop the ball in right-center, but it rolled to the wall and Offerman went into third standing up. Bell hit a two-run double in the third and added an RBI single off reliever Huck Flener in the sixth. Williams went 3 % innings, giving up six hits and five runs. Rockies 5, Cubs 4 DENVER — Dante Bichette and Quinton McCracken homered as Bill Swift and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4. Swift (3-1) allowed one run on only four hits in six innings. He struck out two and walked three. The Rockies swept the two-game series and improved to 4-0 against Chicago this season. Errors by shortstop Walt Weiss and first baseman Andres Galarraga gave the Cubs two unearned runs in the eighth, making it 5-3. Tyler Houston led off the Chicago ninth with his first home run of the season. Mark Grace grounded out with runners on first and second to end the game, giving Steve Reed his first save. Frank Castillo (1-4), who had a 2.87 ERA and won his two previous starts at Coors Field, gave up four runs in six innings. An error by second baseman Ryne Sandberg made two of the runs unearned. Castillo walked Eric Young and McCracken with one out in the third. Shortstop Shawon Dunston fielded Larry Walker's potential double-play grounder and made an underhanded flip that Sandberg let get past him, allowing both runners to score. TGOLF Zoeller comments no surprise to Earl Woods By RON SIRAK The Associated Press NEW YORK — Tiger Woods' father is not surprised at the racially insensitive remarks .by Fuzzy Zoeller but is disappointed the comments distracted from his son's Masters victory. Earl Woods, WOODS who said be believed Zoeller's remarks about fried chicken •*artd collard greens were meant \a§ a joke, also said Thursday his „ son waited three days to accept Zoeller's apology because he ' t was unaware of the controversy. V "I was shocked that he said it in the venue he said it in," said Earl Woods, referring to Zoeller's comments from Augus- ta National on the final day of the Masters. "But I'm not surprised that he said it. I've heard him say worse. Fuzzy is a jokester." Woods, in New York to promote his book, "Training a Tiger," said he knows Zoeller and felt his remarks were meant not as a slur but as an indication of the significance of his son's victory. "It was more of a focus on the racial aspects of Tiger winning the Masters," Woods said. "We found out about it on Wednesday," the elder Woods said. "Monday we were in Chicago to tape the Oprah show. Then we flew to Portland (Ore.) and had very intense talks with Nike on Tuesday and on Wednesday we went our separate ways. I went home and Tiger went to be with his friend Kevin Costner on location at his movie somewhere in Oregon." T PRO BASKETBALL Magic pull even with Heat Hardaway scores 41 for Orlando; deciding game in Miami Sunday By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic have gone from the brink of elimination to the verge of the second round. Penny Hardaway scored 41 points and Orlando evened its first-round series with Miami at two games apiece Thursday night with a 99-91 victory over the Heat. The Magic, blown out in the first two games of the best-of-5 matchup on the road, will return to Miami Arena for the decisive game on Sunday. The winner will advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Knicks. Hardaway, who played the entire game, was 12 for 23 from the field and had seven rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots after scoring a playoff career-high 42 to help Orlando stave off elimination in Game 3 Tuesday night. Derek Strong had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Game 3 Thursday's Games Orlando 99, Miami 91 Seattle at Phoenix (late) Tonight's Games Atlanta at Detroit, 7 p.m. LA. taken) at Portland, 9:30 p.m. sparkplug Darrell Armstrong contributed 12 points and nine assists in a career-high 40 minutes for the Magic, who played without injured starters Horace Grant and Rony Seikaly. Alonzo Mourning led Miami, which won the first two games by 35 and 17 points, with 23 points and 13 rebounds. P.J. Brown had 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Jamal Mashburn made six 3-pointers and finished with 19 before fouling out in the fourth quarter. The Magic used what amounted to a four-guard, no-center lineup to get back into the series in Game 3, but coach Richie Adubato resisted the temptation to start Thursday's game with the same disruptive lineup. Instead, Orlando stuck with Brian Shaw at point guard and moved 37-year-old backup center Danny Schayes into Seikaly's starting spot and continued to depend on Hardaway to carry the offense. The Magic star scored 18 of his team's 27 points in the first quarter and had four more in a 15-2 run that put Orlando up 42-27 midway through the second period. It was 53-39 at the half, and the Magic weathered a Heat surge to cling to a 73-64 advantage going into the fourth quarter. The closest the Heat got in the second half was 61-57 with 4:14 left in the third quarter. Orlando regained control with an 8-2 spurt and led by at least five the rest of the way. The Magic are looking to become only the sixth team in NBA history to rebound from a 2-0 deficit to win a best-of-5 series. The last team to do it was Denver against the Seattle SuperSonics in 1994. NBA Rookie of the Year ALLEN IVERSON Voting results for the NBA Rookie of the Year as selected by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters: Player, team Votes Alton ivtwson, PWadelphia 44 Stephen Marbury, Minnesota 35 Antoine Walker, Boston AP SUGGESTIONS? CALL BOB DAVIDSON, SPORTS EDITOR, AT (913) 823-6363 OR 1-800-827-6363 OR E-MAIL AT sjnews® saljournal.com

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