Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 28, 2000 · Page 9
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 9

Ukiah, California
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Friday, January 28, 2000
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NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said he didn't think the prospect of shivering fans trekking through a snowbound city would damage Atlanta's chances of landing another Super Bowl. After all, Sunday's game between the Titans and St. Louis Ninersin the market for club president Associated Press > SANTA CLARA — The 49ers are intensifying their search for a new team president, a position that has been left without a full time occupant since Carmen Policy quit in July 1998. Team owner Denise DeBartolo York, and her husband, John, a club vice president now serving as the 49ers' chief executive, have interviewed several candidates for the job, said Sam Singer, a spokesman for the family. "I couldn't say anything is really imminent," Singer said Thursday. "But they've been " ilking to a number of people for me time.'' Singer-declined to name any Candidate. Larry Thrailkill took over the club presidency on an interim basis after Policy resigned to become part owner and team president of the new Cleveland Browns. Thrailkill resigned a year ago and the position has been vacant since then with current director of football operations John McVay and John York both assuming the duties of club president at various times. York, whose family continues to reside in Youngstown, Ohio, has been spending about one week a month on average at the team's headquarters in Santa Clara attending to club matters. He and his wife have concluded the team would be better served by having its chief executive around on a fulltime basis, Singer said. Rams will be played in the comfy Georgia Dome. "We always understood this game was part Southern, part Northern," he said TTiursday. "The key thing is the quality of the stadium and having a domed stadium." In the NFL's version of Geography 101, Deep South Atlanta has the potential to become a Northern city in late January. Ditto for Nashville and Charlotte, two other cities that have considered bidding for the game. Both the Titans and Carolina Panthers play in stadiums that have opened since 1996, but neither has a roof. "This week could have an impact on some Northern cities that were hoping to get the game in an open-air stadium," Tagliabue said. "This shows, us that winter is still winter in the United States." Other cities that might be affected: Baltimore and Washington, which have built open-air stadiums in the last two years; Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, both constructing facilities without a roof; and Philadelphia, where the Eagles are seeking a new stadium. Even with a covered stadium, the problems of taking the game to a cold-weather city were magnified by the unseasonable spell in Atlanta. "I know a lot of fans who worried about the weather and how they're going to get here," Titans owner Bud Adams said. "It's a big factor." The NFL scrambled to plan for the worst-case scenario, knowing that Hotlanta is hardly equipped to cope with severe winter weather. Forecasters provided a bit of good news, projecting less snow and ice for the Atlanta area by nightfall. Still, the league was concerned that icy roads would prevent local workers from reaching hotels, restaurants and other businesses catering to Super Bowl visitors. "We know a couple of inches here can totally shut things down," said Jim Steeg, the league vice president of special events. The National Weather Service said 1-3 inches of snow was expected today, with a chance of sleet and freezing rain Saturday. Tennessee Titans St. Louis Rams, at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, 3:18 p.m., ABC Before the winter storm even arrived, it started having an impact on the city. Delta Air Lines, a primary passenger carrier'into and out of Atlanta, has already started cancelling » See SUPER BOWL, Page A-ll SCHEDULE FRIDAY Boys Basketball Mendocino College at Contra Costa College, 7 p.m. Ukiah at Montgomery, 4:30,6 & 7:30 p.m. (Fr/JVs/V) WillitsatCloverdale,5:30& 7p.m.(JVs/V) Potter Valley at Laytonville, 5 & • 7p.m.(JVs/V) Girls Basketball Willits vs. Cloverdale at WHS, 5:30&7p.m.(JVs/V) Potter Valley at Laytonville, 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. (JVs/V) SATURDAY Football NorCal Loggers vs. Sacramento Hurricanes, at Mendocino College, 1 p.m. Wrestling Ukiah at Maria Carrillo Tournament, 9a.m. Boys Basketball DVC vs. Laytonville at Mendo Col..5*7p.m. (JVs/V) DVC vi. Laytonville at Mendo. Col., 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. (JVs/V) SUNDAY No games scheduled HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Hie photo Ukiah senior Maija Panttaja had another strong outing at home to Maria Carrillo Thursday night, finishing with 15 points and five rebounds in a 69-35 Lady Wildcat win. Lady Wildcats hit the 20- win mark *Ukiah rolls over Maria Carrillo, 69-35 Tlw Daily Journal The Lady Wildcats became the first team in the Redwood Empire to reach the 20-win plateau this season Thursday night, and they've done so in just 20 games. the Ukiah girls kept their perfect season in tact with a 69-35 win over Maria Carrillo at Ukiah High School, improving to 8-0 in North Bay League play and maintaining their one-game lead over Ursujine. "We played really well," Ukiah coach Bill Brunemeyer said- "The second team had a little trouble in the first half, but in the second half they played much better." Celeste Farmer continued to dominate with her inside presence, finishing with a game-high 17 points as well as five rebounds and four blocked shots, while Maija Panttaja also had another strong game, adding 15 points and five rebounds. Senior point guard Claire Allan also made a substantial impact in the win, finishing with 11 points, including two first- quarter 3-pointers, while Bonnie Ford added seven points, including a 3-pointer. The win was even more impressive than the first meeting between the two teams and it appears the Wildcats are rolling nicely through league play, overwhelming their opponents comprehensively. "We're not messing around," Brunemeyer said. "We're getting out there and doing the job." Aubrey McCleary added six points in Set UKIAH GIRLS, Page A-ll WEEKEND MATCHUPS Ukiah : boys win crucial \\ matchup , The Daily Journal How tight is the boys North' Bay League in basketball this ". year? The Wildcats turned a ;; possible eighth-place in the; standings into a tie for fourth' j with a win Wednesday night,' and could leap-frog into third-'' with a win over Montgomery tonight. Midway through league " play, two teams, Cardinal*« Newman and Finer, are the '. clear front runners, but after' that it's anybody's guess as to; I who will take third and fourth' and the two NBL Shaughnessy Tournament berths that go with ' them. Santa Rosa (4-3) holds a ' one-game advantage over both' Montgomery and Ukiah (both-, 3-4), but a win for the Wildcats' tonight, coupled with a probable Santa Rosa loss at Finer, " would leave the Wildcats alone; in third with the tie-breaker '_; advantage. ' "It's exciting," Ukiah coach ' Bill Heath said. "And it's nice to be still in the hunt." A loss at Maria Carrillo, * however, would have left the ' Wildcats with a huge uphill. battle to finish in the top four, and secure a possible North'. Coast Section playoff berth. >• And that was almost the-1; case, as the Wildcats had to> withstand a late surge by the; I home side, which missed on l£* straight shots to close out the* I game. •; Sam Billy and Isaiah Nelson** led Ukiah with 16 points and«t five rebounds apiece, while'' Ollie White had an outstanding* I game despite not scoring a sin-!* gle point. ;" "It was probably the best!; game I've ever had a guy play;, ahd not score a point," Heath.* said of White, who finished;* with a team-high six rebounds,** as well as four assists and three* • steals. "And he played great-" defense." !' The Wildcats trailed; throughout but remained well* in touch in a tightly-contested; matchup. • With just under four min-* utes remaining, Nelson drove; to the basket, was fouled, and! pulled Ukiah to within one on; two free throws. ! Seconds later, White came! up with a steal and handed off* to Billy, who went coast to! • See WILDCATS, Page A-11 •- NBL STANDINGS C. Newman Finer Santa Rosa Montgomery Ukiah Rancho C. Elsie Allen Maria Carrillo 7-0 6-1 4-3 3-4 3-4 2-5 2-5 1-6

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