Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 27, 1993 · Page 6
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Ukiah, California
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Sunday, June 27, 1993
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A-6 SUNDAY, JUNE 27,1993 DIGEST Basketball camp offered The 11th annual Redwood Empire Basketball Camp for kids ages 10 through high school will take place June 28-July 2 at Ukiah High School. The camp, conducted by local basketball coaches, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Applications can be obtained from local basketball coaches, school offices or at Sports- A-Foot. The fee is $125 per person if returned by June 25 and $135 after that date. Applications can be mailed to Redwood Empire Basketball Camp, 1501 Crane Road, Uklah, Calif. 95482. For more information, call Bill Heath at 462-9391 or Ed Boyle at 462-4662. Family footrace coming July 4 The 16th annual Frontier Days Family Footrace will be off and running again July 4 beginning at 10 a.m. at Recreation Grove in Willits. This flat, two-mile run, which finishes on Main Street just before the annual parade, has survived to become the oldest footrace in Mendocino County. This year, however, the Center valley Bridge is put and the race course will be slightly altered. Gold medals will be awarded to first-place finishers in all 14 divisions, with ribbons for second and third. Special awards will go to course and age- group record breakers, family teams, oldest and youngest runners, and the first male and female finishers from Willits. Award presentations will be made at Recreation Grove, aftat, the^parade, - Jwp if!ew*cjiyjsions have be^ff'siddecf: the men's 60+ and the women's 60+. Entry forms can be picked up at the Willits Fitness World, Sports-A-Foot in Willits and Ukiah, the Redwood Health Club in Ukiah, and Sports Locker in Fort Bragg. Participants may register at Recreation Grove on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for $5, or send a $4 entry fee to Family Footrace, c/o Jim Gibbons, 29840 Blue Lake Road, Willits, Calif. 95490. Make check payable to the Willits Frontier Days Association. Those under 18 must have a parent's signature on the entry form waiver. Walkers are welcome, but they should be warned that there is a cut-off time of 30 minutes. For further information, call the race hotline at 4596142. Golf lessons for adults planned The City of Uklah, in cooperation with the Municipal Golf Course staff recently announced adult group golf lessons beginning July 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The lessons will take place at the fairgrounds driving range and will run for five consecutive weeks. The fee is $40 per person. Range balls can also be purchased. For more information or to pre- register, call the Ukiah Municipal Golf Course Pro- Shop at 462-8857. SCORES Baseball Todd's Sporting Goods 11 Fairfield Indians 7 Todd's Sporting Goods 13 Fairfield Indians 3 Colt League Savings Bank 10 Evden Enterprises 2 Masonite 5 Ukiah Lions 5 Sports THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To report *poru n*w» td«phon« Slav* Ouwtln, 468-3521 Sharks draft Russian star after trade .... . _^_ the Russian team at the Europe SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-The fVpft frf*P f^HPHCV 6X06^60 tO imDrOVO *6&rn Junior Championships in 1992 San Jose Sharks, who swapped LSI all, /ICTC? dUC?f I U V C7/\*yc?W/*«7W IV uiiaxiwirvx IWMI tf n »i«v <mid he has wanted SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —The San Jose Sharks, who swapped their second-overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft Saturday with the Hartford Whalers, used the sixth- overall pick to select left wing Viktor Kozlov of Russia. Kozlov, 18, had seven goals and four assists in 32 games last season with Dynamo Moscow. The 6-foot-5, 219-pound native of Togliatti, Russia, has been likened to Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux. But in a telephone interview from the draft in Quebec, Kozlov brushed off comparisons to other players. He was translated by Konstantin Krylov, the Sharks European scout. "He wants to be himself," Krylov said. "He can't compare himself to anybody." Kozlov was the highest-ranked European player in this year's draft. Dean Lombard], Sharks vice president and director of hockey operations, said the Sharks had decided on Kozlov about a week ago. "You don't find guys who are 6-foot-5 and can handle a puck like that," Lombard! said from Quebec. The last-minute switch with Hartford yielded the Sharks the 32nd overall pick in the second round and the 58th-overall pick in the third round, along with future considerations. Lombard! admitted the deal was risky in light of the Sharks' decision favoring Kozlov. "I didn't like sitting there and waiting for the kid (Kozlov) to fall," Lombard! said. The Sharks are betting that this year's draft, the free agent market and a new coach can help turn around a disappointing 11-71-2 season. Less than two weeks ago, the Sharks hired new head coach Kevin Constantine, who for two years had been the coach of San Jose's IHL affiliate, the Kansas City Blades. Kozlov said he was not worried about the Sharks' past performance. "He heard that there was a lot of changes in the team and in the line up and he feels they were good changes," Krylov said. Kozlov, who said he first skated at age 4 and was playing hockey by 7, was named one of three best players on the Russian team at the 1993 World Junior Championships. He was third-best scorer on play in the NHL "since the first time he saw the game on TV. He was 10 years old," Krylov said. Lombard! said he would like to see Kozlov play with the team as early as the coming season. Ottawa, who had the fewest victories last season, had the first pick in Saturday's draft. The Senators chose Alexandre Daigle, an 18-year-old center from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Whalers, with the second See SHARKS, Page A-7 Fort Bragg closes on TOO championship Rick Oolding Leadoff Laytonville batter Ben Harwood (4) scores as John Fonts, Healdsburg catcher, fields ball. Healdsburg outgunned Laytonville Friday, 15-4 In Tournament of Champions semi-final round, then lost Saturday to Westshore of Lakeport, 26-6, to drop from tourney. By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sports Editor Emeritus Football doesn't start for a month or so, but the Westshore of Lakeport Little League Lions Saturday morning hung a second and final loss on Healdsburg Sanderson Ford A's by a gridiron-like 26-6 margin. Healdsburg, which already had one prior loss to South Ukiah, was eliminated; while Westshore survived to play today at 1:00 p.m. against unbeaten Fort Bragg in the District 35 TOC semi-finals at Laytonville. Healdsburg, winners of the Northwest Area TOC title in Ukiah Thursday night by an 8-1 margin over runner-up South Ukiah Blue Jays, Friday night auspiciously opened semi-final play by gunning down host Laytonville, 15-4. But Saturday the Sanderson Ford team flat ran out of pitching and hitting at the same time, a fatal mistake as many a team has discovered. Rob Sondag, a 10-year-old who started and shared pitching chores of 3-innings each with Tony Bussard, a 12-year-old, did a lot to win his own ball game for Westshore's Lakeport Lions. Sondag collected five hits in six trips, including a grand-slam homer, and a 3-run blast. He and Bussard combined for a 4-hit effort that completely frustrated Healdsburg, whose players may have been getting a trifle travel weary as well as arm and bat weary. Saturday's game was the sixth in seven days for Sanderson Ford's A's. All on the road. Saturday morning not a single Westshore player struck out against three young Healdsburg hurlers, flying out nine times arid grounding out eight times, in between getting 11 walks and scoring 26 runs on 23 hits. John Fonts, Steve Rowling, Adam Bulger and Dylan Romero collected the four scattered Healdsburg hits, with seven batters striking out. See TOC, Page A-7 Reynoso shuts down Giants with 5-1 win SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Staked to a 5-0 lead after four innings and without Barry Bonds or Matt Williams in the San Francisco lineup, Colorado's Armando Reynoso had little reason to worry, even with runners on base. The right-hander beat the Giants for the second time this season, scattering seven hits in the Rockies' 5-1 victory on Saturday. "He makes it look very simple," said Colorado manager Don Baylor, whose team had 15 hits. "He stays out of trouble, and when he does get into trouble, he gets better. He doesn't let it bother him." When the Giants threatened in the seventh with men on second and third with one out, Reynoso (5-3) struck out Mike Benjamin and got pinch-hitter Willie McGee to fly out And in the eighth, facing runners on first and second with one out, he got Todd Benzinger and Dave Martinez swinging. After the Rockies' pitching staff was torched for 24 runs in the first two games of the four- game series, Reynoso proved to be the perfect stopper. "He just never gave in," said Royce Clayton, who got the Giants' only run off Reynoso with his second homer to lead off the fifth. "When he was behind, he'd throw us a breaking ball and he had great command of his pitches." The lone bright spot on a staff with a 6.07 ERA, Reynoso gave up just two hits in the first four innings. Reynoso tied a career high with eight strikeouts and walked two in his fourth complete game. "I think it's one of the best games I've thrown so far," Reynoso said through Freddie Benavides, who besides acting as interpreter got a career-high four hits. "It's easier for me to work when I get a lead like that." Andres Galarraga drove in two runs, and Benavides, batting leadoff for the first time this season, had a double and three singles. Galarraga went 2 for 4 and is now batting .420. Baylor decided to give his usual leadoff man, Eric Young, the day off, giving Benavides a chance at that slot. "When I saw my name on the top of the lineup, I was shocked," said Benavides, who usually hits eighth. "I knew I was going to play today, but I didn't know I'd be baaing leadoff. I take it the same. You get a little better pitches to hit, I guess," Wimbledon: Martin upsets Ivanisevic WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — American Todd Martin, usually as composed as a professor with his fluffy brown beard and quiet demeanor, let loose a primal scream Saturday that shattered the sleepy silence of Wimbledon. Just when it seemed that nearly all the big names would march jauntily and tediously into the second week, Martin's howl punctuated a 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (7-4), 7-5,6-0 upset of last year's runner- up, Goran Ivanisevic. It came after two improbable winners: a scooping backhand lob over die towering Ivanisevic, and a lunging clunker off the frame that spun crosscourt as if in slow motion before touching down inches from the sideline. Those two shots broke Ivanisevic's service for the second time in the final set, gave the unseeded Martin a 4-0 lead and demoralized the No. 5 seed. "That was probably as loud as anybody gets," said Martin, 22, a former Ail-American at Northwestern who is tall and lanky like a young Abe Lincoln from Illinois. "I had to take some extra time, Fans support Mets' Young NEW YORK (AP) — The telephones ring constantly at Shea Stadium with advice for Anthony Young, and the weirdos are on the other end of the line. Rabbits' feet and good-luck coins arrive in the mail daily. The National Enquirer wants to give him the blue dot, something akin to positive-energy crystals. When you've lost 23 straight decisions, tying the major league record Cliff Curtis set in 1911, there's no shortage of suggestions. "There was one guy who called up saying he wanted to put Anthony in touch with Cliff Curtis," New York Mets public relations director Jay Horwitz said. "I thought it was one of my friends playing a joke. I said, "The guy's dead, isn't he?' He said be was a medium and would put him in touch with him in heaven." When Young (0-9) pitches Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals, he has a chance to break the record, not that he wants to. At least he's keeping his sense of humor. After tying the record with a 6-3 loss against Montreal Tuesday night, he arrived at a postgame news conference wearing a T-shirt that read: "If I had luck it would all be bad." His former high school football coach, Roland Boyce, is saying prayers for Young in Houston. Young's locker in the Mets clubhouse is filled with good-luck charms sent by fans, along with several boxes of mail. He's getting more letters these days than any of his teammates, and joins teammate Dwight Gooden as the only Met regularly cheered at home this season. "The fans have been great to me," Young said. "This hasn' t been easy to go through and it's good to know there are people out there Ste WVtfG, Page A-7 actually, after that point to regain my composure because I got just too much adrenaline pumping at once." Martin, playing in only his second Wimbledon, settled down to hold serve at love with the help of his 16th ace, then watched Ivanisevic double-fault for the 15th time to lose the match. Ivanisevic, who had 34 aces in his previous match but "only" 23 this time, stormed away and was fined $2,000 for spuming the post- match interview. He lost another $500 for throwing his racket and cracking it during the match. Martin's victory was "certainly his biggest moment in tennis," said his coach, Tom Gullikson. A pro since 1990, Martin won his first tournament last month at Coral Springs, Fla., but even that doesn't measure up to this achievement. 'To beat a (defending) finalist at a prestigious event like Wimbledon, after being down a few times in the match, shows character, fighting spirit and a greater self- belief," Gullikson said. Martin was in a similar position to win against Pete Sampras at the CAN T QUITE GET IT U.S. Open last summer, "but he didn't believe in himself," Gullikson said. "This just proves how much progress Todd's made since then." At 30-30 in the fourth game, Ivanisevic followed up his serve with a half-volley that sat up for Martin, who had plenty of time to think about what to do. With Ivanisevic standing in the middle of the court, Martin could have driven a backhand to either side and risked a volley by Ivanisevic. Instead, Martin flicked a lob that the 6-foot-4 Ivanisevic couldn't touch and could scarcely believe. The crowd delighted in the surprise, but there was more to come. Ivanisevic hit two good volleys trying to get to deuce and seemed to have Martin out of position as he ran forward. The 6-6 Martin lunged with a forehand and the ball caromed off the frame behind Ivanisevic across the court, ever so slowly, and fell in by about six inches. That's when Martin bent back, pumped both arms repeatedly and bellowed above the crowd's roar. Chrii Myen/Tbe EWJy Fairfield Indians first baseman Marcus Felder can't quite reach a foul pop-up during the Indians game with Todd's Sporting Goods Saturday, Tqdd's routedthe Indians In f,^ b S hi ¥ lfl lfW- 11 ' 7 *2 d 1 3*' Tp ??' f J* 1 ! pta * 8 «9MPithitdtr against tht Uklah Merchants at 11 a.m. Sunday at Mendocino College. *

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