Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 25, 1987 · Page 9
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 9

Ukiah, California
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Friday, September 25, 1987
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SEPTEMBER 25,1987 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Eagles host determined Roadrunners By DAVE CURL Editor "We are not down, we are mad and we're going to take it out on someone else." Butte head coach Mike Laddell, who was quoted in the Chico Enterprise-Record with the above statement, later named that "someone else" a* Mendocino College, after the Roadrunners saw a 38-7 fourth quarter lead blow up in their face in falling to Solano College last Saturday afternoon Ukiahi Stadium * Butte visits Mendocino at Saturday at 7 p.m. \ Butte also fell in their opener to a good Cabrillo College team, currently ranked 14th in the state by tt 24j21 score. '< Sowno's turnaround began with a 34 yard desperation pass in a 4th and 25 situation down to Ulnue's 13 yard line. ; Solano scored on the next play, then scored again just a minute later after recovering an orMrides. kick, and the comeback was on. Butte was in total control in the first half, as speedy Mike Moreda and Kord Hepwprth, a bruising, straight ahead runner (8 carries, 98 yards), along with quarterback Pete Mason (13-25,150 yds, 3 Ids) moved the ball almost at will against the Falcons. Meanwhile a strong defense, with seven returning starters off of last season's Golden Valley Conference championship squad, kept Solano in check throughout the first half. Among Butte's defensive standouts are hard- hitting Bruce Vidmar, a 6-2,220 pound linebacker and defensive end John Gotz. The Eagles, on the other hand, after taking a much needed two week break after their 49-0 pasting by Shasta on September 12th, will look to regroup against the Roadrunners. On the injury front, both Phil Anderson and Kevin Mildenberger, both felled with knee sprains two weeks ago expect to be in action Saturday night. Coach Dan Drew, who is currently fielding just 30 healthy bodies, feels that his offense, without the turnovers that turned a relatively close contest against Shasta into a rout, can move the ball through the air against Butte. His concern lies in the ground game, where again the Eagles' smallish, inexperienced line has to push around a big, experienced defensive front The Eagles, with Brian Sap and Terry Allen running the ball, hope to find enough holes up front to control the ball, mostly through misdirection plays. Quarterback Randy Galosic, who had one touchdown pass dropped, and another called back by penalty, showed that, when given time, he can hit his receivers. Drew feels that if mistakes can be held to a minimum, the Eagles can hang in against a Butte squad that is termed "predictable . Drew also feels that Mendocino's overall quickness will be an advantage, especially if the backs and receivers can find the open spaces. Defensively, the Eagles also will have to rely on their quickness. Linebacker Steve White continues to show that he is one of the top linebackers in the area, unofficially leading the team in tackles against Shasta. Injuries hurt the defensive secondary a bit two weeks ago, but Mildenberger, a hitter from his safety spot, is slated to play Saturday night. BVC STANDINGS league overall Redwoods 2-0 Contra Costt....l-0 Shasta 1-0 ; Siskiyous 1-0 Solano 1-1 Mendocino 0-1 Butte 0-1 Marin 0-1 Sierra 0-1 Yuba. .0-1 Last week's results Contra Costa 47, Yuba 0 Solano 42, Butte 38 Redwoods 42, Marin 6 Siskiyous 41, Sierra 30 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 Bearcats dim for first win Anderson Valley visits Saturday By TOM SAUNAS Journal Nnrn Editor There will be two hungry football teams vying for the same goal Saturday afternoon on the Potter Valley gridiron when the host Bearcats face Anderson Valley's Panthers: A wia Neither squad has enjoyed the sweet taste of victory yet in this young season. Potter Valley, with an offense missing all-around back Javiw Rau, fell to Round Valley last week in Covclo, 14-6, after dropping its opener a week earlier at home to a good Kelseyville squad, 20-0. ground a£dfr9t-fe>tnd Valley. The all-sophomore running back tandem of Tim Brown and Paco Juan combined to dent the Mustang defense for 130 yards. "I'm pretty pleased with our sophomore backs," Coach Fred Austin said. Rau, still suffering from back problems, will miss this week's .game, too, bul is expected back for next week's game at Femdale, along with tight end Vince Stevenson. Sophomore quarterback Mark Falgout, in his first varsity start last Saturday, had four completions for 60 yards, but the defense couldn't contain Round Valley's rushing duo of Lew Whipple and Mike McFadden. Now wilh a game under his bell, Falgout should feel more comfortable and become more of an offensive force. Austin hopes his team makes belter tackles this week after missing isome last week. He said the Bearcats have worked on that in practice. Anderson Valley, after a first- week bye, opened its season tost Saturday at home against Marello Prep of, Santa Cruz. The Panthers, boasting a revamped offensive backfield, are expected to be unproved over last season's 2-6 team, but, in the opener, the Panther defense couldn't hold off Marello's offense and Anderson Valley lost, 32-0. Austin expects Ihe Panthers to give Potter Valley a tougher battle than ihey gave Marello. Anderson Valley's new offensive backfield features former Willits Wolverine William Housley, a 5-9,170-pound senior running back, Troy Bloyd, last season's quarterback who is rtow a tailback, and Bob Fox, a 5-11, 165-pound transfer, at quarterback. Wyatt Gibson, a 6-4,195-pound senior nettle, anchors the defense for coaches Dennis Lanze and Jim Miller. -I The Bearcat jayvees, who nipped Round Valley 14-12 to boost their record If l-Q-1 last Saturday, open the action at noon, followed by the 2 p.m. varsity tilt. Local Radio Sports Tonight«t - >'••'•:• Football—Ukiahi vs. El Molino, 7:30 KUKI (1400 am) Saturday Football—Cal vs USC, 12:45 p.n>. KIAH (103 fin); Willits vs. Kefieyville, 2 p.m. KLLK (1250 am,< 101.9 cable fm) Baseball—San Francisco vs. Atlanta, 4:25 p.m. KUKI (1400 am) Willits gridders visit Kelseyville An early-season battle of unbeatens By DAVE CURL Journal Sports Editor Willits' 2-0 varsity football team, coming off a big 27-0 win over South Fork last week, has looked impressive so far both offensively and defensively this season behind a strong running attack touchdowns and" an 2 point conversion. One of the quickest backs in the area, Berganciano is also tough to bring down, especially once he gets around the corner on a sweep. He showed his breakaway abilities on his second cany of the season, going around endlon a 4th Dave Curl Vanessa Vagt (4) and Nlkkl Williams (15) looked on as one of their teammates tried for a spike during Thursday's jayvee game against Cloverdale. The spike was successful, but Ukiahi wasn't, dropping a 15-8, 8-15, 11-15 decision to the Eagles. Ukiahi varsity spikers capture grueling match with Cloverdale By DAVE CURL Journal Sport* Editor Ukiahi's varsity spikers, bolstered by both the addition of jayvee standout Trisha Hathaway to the rosier and finally playing at home, took a grueling five-set decision from Cloverdale Thursday afternoon by scores of 15-10, 12-15, 7-15, 15-6, 15-8. Jayvee coach Tonya Sparks, switching duties with varsity coach Ken Franklin for Thursday's contests, credited her bench with coming on over the last two games. T Tracy Wright and Trisha Hathaway made key plays (Un the fourth game) which really got us going. The girls then smelled the win and let loose." Sparks also credited Celestina Venturi's floor leadership as a major factor in Ukiahi winning the final two games and the match, also mentioning Cari Croghan, who was "dominating" on the nets. Juniors Amy Aikman and Leah Larson both played well, hustling throughout the game (Aikman neved came off the floor). Larson was very tough up front and the tireless Aikman, who never came off the floor in yesterday's match, began to get the timing down on her hits. The jayvees saw their luck change the opposite way, falling to their first loss of the season at the hands of Cloverdale's jayvees. The jayvees looked dominating in the first game, jumping out to a 13-4 lead before coasting to a 15-8 win. Unfortunately, it seemed loo easy for the jayvee spikers, as they looked to be "sleepwalking" through the final two games, losing '8-15 and 11-15. . | After three consecutive wins; the young jayvees seemed almost complacent in their play, expecting to win even after dropping the second set. Cloverdale did play very well however, covering the court and taking advantage of Ukiahi's sudden lack of aggressiveness. Sometimes, an early season loss is good for a talented team like the jayvees, who can use ihe loss as a learning experience. Ukiahi's varsity is entered in this weekend's Kelseyville Invitalional tournament, with both teams re- luming to regular match play next Tuesday at Healdsburg. son behind a strong running attack . _ _ and a quick, hard hitting defense, and 1 situation for a 36 yard in....*... «n> «K« Djutuxwui Cm touchdown against Potter Valley in the Indian's opener/ One thing is guaranteed: none of these superlatives are going to mean a thing when these two teams square off against each blher tomorrow afternoon at Kelseyville in Ihe North Central League I opener for both schools. Kelseyville does have a couple of factors in their favor as they prepare for the Wolverines. First, the Indites probably have' the best home-field 'advantage in • thd entire league, especially when the weather is still warm. It gets very warm on the football field, adjacent to Kelseyville High, as many teams (and spectators) have literally wilted during games there. i Secondly, Kelseyville is a senior-dominated team that surely remembers the 29-14 thrashing Ihey took in Willits a yiar ago. Kelseyville may have 'the motives for winning, but Willits will be the toughest team the Indians have faced so far this season. It will all boil down to who's the hottest, the Wolverines, the Indians, or the weather. They've got Ihe Redwood pire's leading rusher in tailback Jesse Martinez (48 carries, 284 yds) and a defense, led by three year starter Kevin McAllister, that hasn't allowc d a point so far this season. They'll be ] wt to the test at 2 pjn. Saturday wlw n they visit also 2-0 Kelseyville after the noon jayvee affair. Kelseyville's exploits sound alot - like wmtetWsseteon. They have » big, strong defensive unit that has 1 ' proven very tough on the run so fas this season, shutting out both Potter Valley and Tomales. They also possess a sound offense. Kelseyville; is very balanced offensively, as quarterback Mike Wright (18-47, 156 yards) has shown an ability to throw the ball. The Indians can also run, with Dave Barrett emerging as a dependable runner. But Kelseyville does posess a big-play weapon in ex Ukiahi athlete Jim Berganciano. "Berghe," who is a starter on defense, also returns kicks and plays on offense occasionally. But his occasional offensive play has been good enough to score three Wildcat freshmen win opener Ukiahi rallies for 6-0 win over Lions overall > called on the 'Cal's. By DAVE CURL Journal Sport* Editor Ukiahi's freshmen gridders used a strong kicking game and a lough, opportunistic defense led lo the only touchdown of ihe game with three minutes remaining as the 'Cats rallied for a 6-0 win over El Molino in the season opener for both teams yesterday at Foreslville. Punier Brian Todd turned out to be an unlikely hero for Ukiahi, as his punting consistantly kepi the young Lions pinned in their own end of the field, ultimately leading to Ukiahi scoring the game's only ' touchdown. A Todd punt, downed at El Molino's own two yard line by the Cat's Keith Williams, followed by lough defense by Bernie Sopp, David McGuire and the rest of the Ukiahi defensive unit forced El •Molino to punt without gaining a yard, giving Ukiahi great field- position at the Lions 25 wilh less than five minutes The Cats, who had some success moving the ball in the second half after being totally shut down by El Molino in the first half, proceeded to move towards ihe end-zone behind quarterback Chris Brunemeyer. Brunemeyer, who showed "great composure" acording to co-coach Pat Wilson, guided the freshmen to two first downs, moving the offense to Ihe 2 yard line. Running back Chris Warrick then found the end zone with about three minutes remaining in the contest. Coach Wilson had praise for his squad, calling the team "rough" in Ihe firsi half, bul "aloi better after halftime" Wilson was also pleased wilh the limited amount of penalties (just 5 Steve Udarbi proved to be a force all over the field for Ukiahi's defense, especially when ihe Lions tried to throw the ball. Udarbi picked off two errant El Molino passes, returning one 20 yards, and the other 40 yards before just barely stepping, oul of bounds after eluding a tackier for what was almost touchdown relurn. Udarbi, along with Keith Williams, also kepi ihe Lions bollled, up all afternoon wilh excellent punt coverage, .further frustrating the Lions. El Molino busted a couple of long runing plays against Ukiahi, but were never quite able to find the end zone, thanks to the play of middle linebacker David McGuire, who twice ran down Lion ballcar- after big gains. Pleasanton golfer is Ukiah men's champ By GLENN ERKXSON Journal Sport* Editor Emeritus In a tournament marked by early departures by the non-defending champion and other top golfers, former Ukiahi golfer Mike Rice won four matches and the Ukiah Men's Club Championship in recently completed play on the Ukiah Municipal Golf Course. Rice, of Pleasanton, opened with a 2 and 1 match-play victory over Sieve McKinley, then outlasted highly-regarded Paul Shimmin, on an extra 19th hole. Rice then nipped Ukiah-Redwood Valley's favorite athletic son, Kelvin Chapman, 1-up, to set the stage for a Championship Flight showdown with Gary Leonard. While Rice was slipping past Shimmin, who had defeated another Ukiah golfing great, Verl Steppe, 1-up, Leonard was creating havoc of his own. Leonard caught veteran Newt Bassler in the first round for a 4 and 3 victory over the eventual President's Flight champion. He then closed out Dave Meyer, 4 and 3, after Meyer had ousted Dennis Chaty. In other first or second-round surprises, 1986 Club Champion Mark Sparse fell to Duane Humphrey, 2 and 1, and Joel Corripo edged John Davis, Jr., 1-up. Leonard reached the Championship Flight finals against young Rice and fell, 9 and 8. Top eliminated golfers from the Championship Flight formed the President's Flight. It remained for ageless, 75-years-young Newt Bassler to earn that championship by frustrating Steve McKinley, 1-up. Bassler, who frequently shoots his age, sometimes better, and Carries a handicap rating of 9, better than many half his age, defeated; Denis Chaty, 2 and 1, while McKinley reached the P.P. finals by topping Verle Steppe, 2 and 1. Counting the inimitable and very popular Bassler, and Rice, 1987 Ukiah Men's Golf Club champions by flight included: ' Championship Flight, Club Champion Mike Rice; President's Flight, NewtjBassler; First Flight, Doc Thompson, who defeated Tom Kostanecki, 3 and 2. Second Flight, John Davis, ST., who toppled Ron Ledford, 2 and 1; Third Right, Harry McKemy defeated Wallly Wilson, 4 and 3; Fourth Flight, Dave; Thompson defeated Mark King, 5 and 3; Fifth Flight, Butch Whybum slipped past Don Gabehart, 1-up on 20th hole; Sixth Flight, Bud Johnson decisioned George Sheffield, 1 2 and 1; Seventh Flight, Pave Brown outslugged Ken Olsen, 4 and 3; and Eighth Flight, Fred lien defeated Rich Haroer, 4 and 3. . .„ Besides the Championship Flight early upsets, and Whybum s Fifth Ukiahi's frosh come home next Thursday to take on Healdsburg in a 4 p.m. contest. Flight victory on toe' head matches. », there were several other super-tough head to

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