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.More Sports _^__________ — ____^_^^^^_ jfc ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THE DAILY GLOBE, tronwood, Ml — Thursday. Sept 3. 1998 Page 10 Seles, Graf show veteran confidence NEW YORK (AP) — Between them, they have 29 Grand Slam tournament titles, eight of them at the U.S. Open. In a tennis year dominated by teen-agers, the elders on the women's tour are every bit as dangerous as the youngsters. Steffi Graf and Monica Seles are part of the "old crew." They also are in the third round after winning straight-set matches in a rain-shortened Wednesday program. Both Graf and Seles are on comeback trails, and both recently captured their first tour- namenta of the year. Between them, they have spent 552 weeks ranked No. 1 in the world and have reached the title match at the U.S. Open 12 times. It's that experience at the National Tennis Center, along with their growing confidence, that puts them in with other women, including top-ranked defending champion Martina Hingis, 19S7 finalist Venus Williams and second-seeded Lindsay Davenport, who are considered the favorites for the year's final Grand Slam tournament. After Graf won her second- round match over fellow German Marlene Weingartner 6-0, 6-1, she returned to the outside courts for additional practice. "I felt I needed to — I wanted to, not needed to," Graf said. "I felt this morning when I was practicing I wasn't playing so well, and during the match it was better. So I felt I wanted to hit some more, just move around a little more." Seles, advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over South African Joannette Kruger. "I am happy," Seles said. "As long as you win the match ... it doesn't make a difference to me if I played a three-setter or one- love, so I will just look forward to my next match now." Seles next will take on Anne Miller of Midland, Mich., a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 winner over Evgenia Koulikovskaya of Russia. Although Seles won't be 25 until December, her domination of women's tennis ended five years ago when she was stabbed in the back by a spectator during a match in Hamburg, Germany. Grafs third-round opponent will be hard-hitting Mirjana Lucic of Croatia, a 16-year-old right-hander who defeated Japan's Naoko Sawamatsu 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. "I have to be on my toes," the 29-year-old Graf said of her next match. "I have to move well and probably make her play a lot of points." Loggers thrash Card girls' tennis team 7-0 Monica Sete3 returns the ball to Joanette Kruger during their match at the UlS. Open In New York Wednesday. Setes won 6-2,6-2. Rice signs big deal Rodriguez slaps Tigers DETROIT (AP) — Ivan Rodriguez snapped a 1-for-ll slump with two hits, including a two- run homer that helped the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Wednesday night. Texas, 26-26 since the All-Star break, began the night 2Vb games behind first-place Anaheim in the AL West. Rick Helling (17-7) gave up one run on six hits with four walks and seven strikeouts over 6 1-3 innings, becoming the first Texas pitcher since Kenny Rogers in 1995 to win 17 games. John Wetteland pitched the ninth for his 39th save* He allowed a run on Bobby Higginson's sacrifice fly. Brian Moehler (12-12), who started the season 9-0 at home, lost his fifth straight decision and dropped to 9-3 in Tiger Stadium. Moehler gave up four runs on eight hits with three walks and one strikeout. Juan Gonzalez, who started the Texas sixth with a single, scored on Will Clark's RBI double, breaking a 1-1 tie. Roberto Kelly, running for Clark, came around when Rodriguez, who went into the game l-for-6 against Moehler, hit his 16th homer. Royce Clayton had an RBI double in the Texas eighth. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the third. Todd Zeile reached on Gabe Alvarez's error at third. moved up on a walk to Royce Clayton and Tom Goodwin's bunt, then scored on Luis Alicea'a sacrifice fly to center. The Tigers tied it in the fourth on Deivi Cruz's RBI single. Paul Bako had an RBI grounder in the Detroit eighth. Detroit had the bases loaded with one out in the second, but Helling got Kim era Bartee on a pop fly and got Frank Catalanotto swinging on a full count. Higginson made a diving catch in left to rob Rusty Greer of an RBI in the fifth. RANGERS S, TIGERS 1 TEXAS DETROIT (' - abrhbi a*>rhbi TCdwinrf 3010 BvtMCf 3100 Ali«a2b 4011 CUnottolb 4020 GracrLf 4010 Eocmerf 5000 JuGnlzdh 5120 HfgOfoU 4011 WCUrklb 3011 Eul«y2b 5000 RrUUyrf 1100 LGnxbdh 3220 IRdrgie 4122 GAivn3b 3010 Sterennf 4100 Bakoc 4011 ZcUe3b 4120 DCruxo* 4011 Clajrionw 3011 Total* 34 5 11 S Total* 35 S 8 3 Tou 001 003 010—8 Detroit 000 100 011—3 E— Z«ile (10), Helling (1), GAtvtra (IB). DP— Detroit 1. LOB — Texu 8. Detroit 11. 2B-WCUrk (34), CUyton (6>, LGooi»l«i (33). HR^'Rodripiex (16). CS— B«rt«e (5). S — TGoodwin. SF — Alic*», Higpnuon. IP H R ER BB SO SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — On the field and off, everything is in place for Jerry Rice's return. The San Francisco 49ers signed him Wednesday to a six-year, $36 million contract in a restructuring that made him the league's highest-paid receiver and gave the team some salary cap relief. In addition, Rice says he's regained his physical edge after virtually non-stop rehabilitation through two serious injuries to his left knee that sidelined him for all but two games in 1997. Tin excited. I'm nervous. I feel like all the hard work has paid off for me," said Rice, set to resume his injury-interrupted career in Sunday's opener against the New York Jets. It will mark his first heavy contact of the year. He was held out games as a precaution. "Of course, you think about the injury, but I also feel I have done everything possible- to get myself back on the field," Rice said. "I feel Fm more explosive rsrrw than when I first came in in 1985. We just have to wait and see what happens. But I feel healthy now and I feel everything will work out for the best." The contract negotiations certainly did. The new .deal for Rice runs through the 2003 season and included an immediate return in the form of a $4 million signing bonus. "It's well deserved," coach Steve Mariucci said. "Jerry has been and will continue to be the best receiver that's ever played the game, so a contract like this is PHILLIPS, Wis. — The Wake- field'a girls tennis team opened its Michigan-Wisconsin Conference schedule here Tuesday, falling to a veteran Phillips Logger team, 7-0. Despite the setback. Cardinal coach Gene Maki saw overall improvement, as his team was much more competitive than in its West Iron meet last week. "Also pleasing was the showing of a number of newcomers, who captured three matches and set three others into a third set," said Maki. Capturing decisions for Phillips were: Pam Wendorf over Cindie Janssen 6-1, 6-0; Tina Pipkorn over Mandy Negro 6-4, 7-5; Christina Podhora over Krista Niemi 6-3, 6-3, and Jenny Morey over Alicia Berg 6-3, 6-2. In doubles, the Loggers wins were scored by: Laura Hahn and Heather Quelle over Rae. Ann Bekkala and Erin Adams 6-0, 6-3; Krissy Bogdonovic and Emily Rasmussen over Laura Ritter and M.J. Dtola 6-0, 4-6, 6-3; and Nicole Stanke and Jessica Grappa over Connie Van Kley and Amy Mattson 6-1, 6-0. Taking Cardinal exhibition wins were: Emily Mercure over Nikki Peterson 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4); Janelle Engel over Sam Suchy 6-4, 6-4; and Christel Janasen over Katie Jens 6-1,6-1. Phillips' Jenny Hertlein topped Wakefield's Becky Miljevich 6-3, 6-2. In doubles, Phillips' Stephanie Balsis and Lindsey Graff beat Jamie Gerbig and Vicki Keski 6-0, 6-O; and Kristina Grant and Chastity Haroldson (P) defeated Mattson and Van Key (W) 6-3, 4-6,6-3. Wakefield travels to Ironwood today in a Michigan-Wisconsin Conference meet at 4 p.m. Ironwood netters thrive ASHLAND, Wis. — Ironwood's girls tennis team improved to 2-1 with a 6-1 win over Ashland here Tuesday in Michigan-Wisconsin Conference play. The Red Devils swept through the four singles matches and won two of three at doubles. Jill Cisewski led the Devil singles sweep at No. 1 by. fighting back to down Kris tin a Ladd 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. At No. 2, Heather Asunto blanked Beth Klobucher 6-0, 6-0. Niki Tibaldo beat Katie Miller 6-2, 6-0; and Brooke Tait took a tough three-setter 4-6., 6-2, 6-4 over Jessie Kessler. Ironwood won at No. 1 doubles with Kim Kauppi and Heidi Fletcher topping Traci Colgrove and Christelle Helray 6-1, 6-2. A No. 2 doubles win came with Adrienne Polich and Casey Kichak beating Rachel Caven and Janelle Rydberg 6-3,7-6. Ashland's lone win came at No. 3 doubles, where Naomi Oren- sten and Lisa Ladd defeated Amy Jacobson and LJssa Cozzi 6-3, 6-1. Ironwood hosts Wakefield today in M-W play. of San Francisco's five preseason certainly in line. Hurley volleyball starts season off on winning foot Devil comeback falls short ASHLAND, Wis. — The Hurley volleyball team won its first game of the year topping Ashland here 15-0, 15-8,13-15, Tuesday Shantal Clemens led the Midget servers with three aces. Sonni Mieloszyk added two more. Meliwa Luoma and Lindsay Peterson led each had five spike kills. Other members of the varsity include: Brea Trcka, Maria Gotta, Kristen Luoma, Eva Vokolek and Heidi Anderson. "The ladies really played very well and the team is really looking forward to playing against Washbum," said coach Jamie Stiff arm. Hurley opens Indianhead Conference play at Washburn today. The junior varsity fell to Ashland 3-15,15-13,15-11. Junior varsity members, include: Maggie Madden, Emily Swetkovich, Jenny Bugni, Krystal Samardich, Heather Dennis, Tiffany Frances, Garyn Anderson, Britt Rowe, Diane Matusewic and Sara Weiss. M3NOCQUA, Wis. — The Ironwood junior varsity football team spotted Lakeland a 20-0 halftime lead before making a valiant comeback Tuesday, only to come up on the short end 20-16. Coach Gordy Erickson said things fell apart in the first quarter. "We had their backs stopped at the line but we did not wrap up and they ran right-through us. Our offense was also non-existent in the first half. We had to make some serious adjustments," said Erickson. In the third quarter the Devils put together a nine-minute drive that culminated with running Daily Globe Scoreboard football Hnllin«W,17-7 XHernandez Wett«!«ndS,39 Detroit M«hI*rL.12-12 Brocail 61-3 12-3 1 7 2 WP— XHemandei. Brocail. Umpire* — Home, McClelland; Firat, Hirech- beck; Second. Garria; Third, Reilly. T— 3:06. A— 10,699 (45,945). Sports Briefs Kids' fishing contest planned WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Recreation Center will be the site of a kids' fishing contest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids agea 1-12 are invited to the contest and picnic. Participants should bring poles, bait and adults. A prize will be given for the biggest catch. There will be free hot dogs, pop and chips for kids. There will also be free video games and pool in the center for all agea that day from noon until closing. Cardinal athletic passes on sale WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School is offering athletic passes to students and adults. The student pass is $10 and is good for 10 games — a savings of $1 per game. Adult passes are $20 for 10 games — a savings of $1 per game. Tickets are goo for football, and girls and boys basketball. Anyone interested in purchasing these season tickets can do so in the high school office from 7:30 to 4 daily. Tip-off Tournament slated WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Cardinals will host the annual girls' basketball Tip-off Tournament tonight through Saturday. Junior varsity action begins today with Marenisco playing Bessemer at 5:30 p.m. Wakefield's jayvee plays Ironwood's freshmen at 7. Varsity play starts Friday when Dollar Bay plays feessemer at 5 p.m. and Marenisco takes on Wakefield at 6:30. Saturday will see four games. The jayvee consolation game is at 1 p .m., followed by the jayvee championship at 2:30. The varsity consolation ia at 5:30 and the championship is set for 7. Horseshoe tourney planned Rigoni's Bar of Ironwood will host a horseshoe tournament Saturday at 1 p:m. A draw for partners will be held directly before. NFL Sunday** Game* Atlanta at Carolina. 1:01 p.m. Detroit at Grmo Bay, 1:01 p m. Jacksonville at Chicago, 1:01 p.m. New Orleana at St. Louij, 1:01 p.m. Pituburgh at Baltimore, 1:01 p.m. Seatllf at Philadelphia. 1:01 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 1:01 p.m. Tenneaaee at Cincinnati, 1:01 p.m. Wa§hington at Nfw York Gianta. 1:01 p.m. Arirona at Dallaa, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Miami at Indianapolia, 4:15 p.m. N«w York Jela at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Kanau City, 8:20 p.m. Monday 1 a Game N«w England at Denver, 8:20 p.m. Chicago 64 .75 .460 12V4 KansaaCily 64 75 .460 12Vi Minneaota 61 77 .442 15 Detroit 53 86 .381 23Mi We*t Division * L Pet. GB Anaheim 77 63 550 — Tex»s 74 65 .532 2V4 Oakland 64 76 .457 13 Seattle 63 75 .457 13 y-clinched playoff berth WedneMUj** G*\mt* Boaton 7. Seattle 3 TeiasS. Detroit 3 Anaheim 13, Cleveland 5 Chicago White So* 3, Baltimore 2 Oakland 2, N.Y. Yankee* 0 Toronto 3, Kanaaj City 0 Tampa Bay 4, Minneaota 1 Thursday's Gauvea Tampa Bay (Rekar 1-7) at Minne- aota (Radke 10-13). 1:15 p.m. Cleveland (Gooden 6-6) at Detroit (Thompson 10.12), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Martinet 18-4) at ToronUi (Williams 10-8), 7:05 p.m. Only games scheduled National League EM* Division W L Pet. GB 49 63 .CM .550 .471 14 25 Wildcard American League W L Pet. GB Bo«ton 81 56 .591 — TeiM 74 65 .532 8 National L«afue W L Pet GB Chicago 78 62 .557 — NewYork 77 6.1 £50 1 SanFran 76 64 .543 2 American League E**t Division W L Pet. GB y-NewYork 99 M .723 — Boiton 81 56 .591 18 Toronto 73 66 .525 27 Baltimore 69 70 .496 31 TampaBay 54 64 .391 45'/i Central Division W L Pet. GB Cleveland 76 62 551 _ Atlanta 91 NewYork 77 Phjla 66 74 Montreal 53 88 Florida 47 93 Central Diviaion W L Pet. Houiton 8S 62 .629 — Chicago 78 62 .557 10 St Louis 67 Milwaukee 65 376 38'/i 336 44 CB Milwaukee 8, Colorado 4 Loa Angelea 6, Philadelphia 0 NY. Mtta 4, San Diego 1 Thurad'ay'a Game* Aritona (Anderaon 10-12) at Pitta- burgh (Cordova 12-11). 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Thomson 8-9) at Milwaukee (Woodall 6-8). H:05 p.m. Only game* acheduled League Leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE HOME RUNS—McOwire, St. Louui, 59; Soaa, Chicago, 56; GVaughn. San Diego, 47; Galarraga, Atlanta, 42; Caatilla. Colorado, 38; Aiou, Hoiuton, 38; VGueire- ro, Montreal. 35. AMERICAN LEAGUE HOME RUNS—Griffey Jr, Seattle. 47; Belle, Chicago, 42; RPal- meiro, Baltimore, 41; JuGonzaleT, TfJtaa, 39; ARodriguei, Seattle, 38; Canaeco. ToronUi. 37; MRamirer, Cleveland, 35. Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Chi 000 102 000—3 • 0 Bait 002 000 OOO—2 S 0 Snyder, C Cajtillo (8), Howry (9) and Machado; Fon«on, Miila (S), Rhode-a (7), A.BeniUM (fl), Oroaco (8) «nd Hoilea. W—Snyder, 5-2. L— Miili, l-4.Sv—Howry (4). Pitt Cin 64 65 72 74 73 75 .482 .468 .467 .464 22 1 /, 22 '/i •a Tor OOO Oil OOJ—S 5 0 KCity MX) OOO 000—0 4 3 Ewxibar, Quantriil (9) • and KL.Urown; Roondo, Whiaenant (9), Bevil (9) and Mi,Sweeney. W—K»- cobur, 4-2. U—Honado, 7-11. Sv— Qunntnl] (6). HR—Toronto, AGonz»l«(12>. We*t Division W L Pet. SunDiego 90 50 .R43 — SF . 76 S4 .543 14 IA . • 70 GB 70 .500 20 '64 55 7fi B5 .457 26 35 Colorado Arizona WednewUy'a G*m«* Chicago Cuba 4, Cir\danati 2 San Franeiaeo 12, Montreal 3 St. Lotua 14, Florida 4 Arizona 2, Pittaburgh 1, II in- ping* HouiUin 4. Atlanta 2 Ana 230 022 ZOO—13 21 0 Cle l&O 02O 2OO— 981 Sparku, Fetter* (7) and Nevin, O'Brien (8). Colon, O«ea (2), Villone (fi), D.JonM (8), Shuey (9) and S.Alommr, Ei Dm («). W—Sparta, 92 U-Colon, 13-8. HRa—Ana- heim. Edmonda (21), VeUrde (4). Cleveland. M.R»miret (35). NATIONAL LEAGUE Cln 000 000 020—t 7 0 Chi OOO 001 03*—4 t • Bere. Hud«k (7), G.White (8) and Fordyce. Taubenaee (8); Trachael, Mulholland (8), Karchr.er (8), FHrrwlia (8). Be«k (9) and Servai*. W—F.Heredia, 2-3. 1^-G.White 55. Sv—Beck (42). ]tRa—Chicago, So«» (56), Gaetti (14), ServaLl (7). transactions FOOTBALL CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed C Bryan Stoltenberf. CINCINNATI BENGALS— Claimed WR SUprret Williamj off waivera from the Hallu Cowhoya. Waived WR ChrU Doering. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—R«leafed (JB Jim Kubiak from lh« practice aquad. Signed DL L*rry Che*Urr, OL BryAn Jurewicz and TE Todd Pollack to the practice aquad NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed DE Hunter Adamji. TE Grant Baynham. S Raahee Johnaon, RB Malcolm Thonvaj and OT Jaaon Whittle to the practice aquad. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES— Named DT Keith Council. T Tarren Crawford. WR K»rl Hankton. FB Mike Reed, and TE Kaneem Sinceno to their practice squad. Waived WR ShedJrick Wilaon from the injured- ST. LOUIS RAMS—Waived FB' Craig Ifeyward and CB Willie Clark. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS— Signed TE Wr-mlell Davis from the practice iqu«d. Sign«l QB Jeff Baker and WR Ryan TJislwell la the 1 practice squad. SAN KP.ANCISCO 49ERS— Sijrned WR Jerry Rice to a aii-year contract extension. fiigne<i WR Kevin McKeniie U> the practica aquad. back Sam Gresham pounding in from the three. Robert Stempihar ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 2O-8. Lakeland came out throwing and Ironwood's corner Kyle Anderson picked off the pass and ran it back to the Lakeland 45. Five plays later, Gresham scored again. A two-point pass from Josh Hakamaa to Steve Kamarainen made the score 20-16 with six minutes left. Lakeland drove to the Ironwood 35 where Gresham fell on a Thunderbird rumble. The Devils had 65 yards to go in 2:30, but the Ironwood fell short when it couldn't convert on a fourth and 12. Defensive standouts included Anderson, linebacker Nick Niemi and linemen Adam Wennersten, Luke Sullivan and Matt Rooni. "It was a very gritty comeback. Coach Dan Niemi and I were pleased we did not roll over and give up," said Erickson. Ironwood hosts Hancock's jayvee Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. WIN CIRCUS TICKETS (Preferred Seats) FREE For Your FamHy! GUESS SUSIE'S WEIGHT Susie is a full grown, 33 year old Indian elephant with the Carson & Barnes Circus which is coming September 10 to the Gogehic County Fairgrounds. This contest soonsortd in: 505 McLeod Ave. tronwood, Ml Phorw:932-1414 Mon.-Frl. 9 to 5 Stop in and enter your guess by 5 p-m., September 8. Winner will b« posted in our store window. IRONWOOD RED DEVILS Ironwood Red Devil Booster Club Announces —HOME GAMES— Thursday, September 3 GIRLS BASKETBALL —- Ironwood vs EweVt Trout Creek JV 5:15 p.m. Varsity 7:00 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS — Iro'nwood vs Wakefield 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 4 BOYS FOOTBALL— Ironwood vs. Lakeland 7:00 p.m. (Parent's Night) You Won't Be Singing the Blues If You Bring Your Auto to Jim Serving you for Your Auto Body Needs. 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