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Thursday, August 28, 1997
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2F DETROIT FREE PRESSTHURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1997 COMING UP Next Thursday make sure to check out Preps Extra. It is our prep football preview. It's the year of the quarterback, and Mick McCabe takes a look at the top QBs in the state, including Brighton's Drew Henson. Also, we will feature football schedules for the area schools as well as previews of the all area conferences. CUP CRAZY . - i - - Jr f ' V' ' !- in J-- rite. fc t 911. I ' Ci ,.;:: it . , v. ' " ' ' ' ' I . ,- --- , ; ; I . .i - if -' : '' ' , - "' - ,: 1 - i Whafsthat with Freep preps writers Bill Roose, left, and Mick McCabe? Why, it's the Stanley Cup. When the Cup made an appearance at Allen Park Cabrini High School on Tuesday, Roose and McCabe got in on the action. We're pretty sure McCabe was trying to hoist it so Roose could say he, like the RedWings, drank out of the Stanley Cup. DAVID P. GILKEYDetroit Free Press PREPS INSIDER Miss Basketball Nolan doesn't make the grade he fine recruiting class first-year Michigan women's basketball coach Sue Guevara signed last season has lost a bit of its luster. Flint Northern's Deana Nolan, the state's Miss Basketball, failed to meet Prop 48 requirements and has not been admitted to U-M. "I don't know what I'm going to do," Nolan said Monday. "I'm thinking about going to a prep school in Massachusetts, a junior college or another college." Nolan said she isn't sure which four-year school she might enroll in, but Memphis was one of her final choices before she signed with U-M. Minnesota is also rumored to be making a pitch for Nolan. Nolan will be ineligible to compete as a freshman if she attends an NCAA Division I institution. DRAFT(LESS): Of the 31 first-round players selected in last June's baseball draft, 27 have signed contracts. Left-hander Ryan Anderson (Dearborn Divine Child) is one of four who haven't come to terms. , It seems the 19th overall pick of the Seattle Mariners wants more than the $2 million signing-bonus the West Division-leading Mariners are willing to give him. . That's a shame. The short-tempered 6-foot-lO Anderson only has himself to blame. He might have been the Tigers' No. 1 pick, but his rumored disrespect for authority scared away GM Randy Smith. '.' Then he claims he told teams from No. 2-18 to 'not even bother. He would only sign with the Tigers or the Mariners, to be close to his idol 6-foot-10 lefty Randy Johnson. (We still don't buy that nonsense, but that's his story and he's sticking to it.) 1 He should have been advised that dropping 18 places in the first-round was going to cost him millions. ' : More bad news for Anderson: If he doesn't sign a contract and registers for classes at the University of Michigan, like he says he might, he becomes ineligible until the year 2000. Then how much money would he be able to command when he has less bargaining power than he has now? ,, This year's draft was slim for Michigan players, but here are the other 15 high school and college players taken: Jason Martines (Siena Heights), rhp, Arizona; Mervin Martin (Hillsdale College), ss, Baldmore; Andrew Jacobson (Alma College), rhp, Chicago White Sox; Kevin Baderdeen, (Glen Oaks Com- Column by Mick (Son of Swami) McCabe and Bronco Bill Roose death under former coach Trish Roberts. The latest fatality is the Western Michigan team camp. Once upon a time, when Jim Hess was calling the shots, WMU easily had the best camp in the state. Western may have the best facility to hold such a camp, but coaches tell us outrageous fees and poor organization have driven the best teams and others away. The Heat Of Recruiting: it had to be 105- degrees in the upstairs gymnasium at MSU's intramural building, but among the people in the crowd watching Grand-ville's basketball team was MSU women's golf coach Stacy Slobodnik. No, she isn't a big hoop fan and she isn't nuts. It just so happens that playing for Grandville was Stacy Snider, who won last year's Class A state golf championship. It was a recruiting day for Slobodnik. Coincidentally, playing on the main court in the IM building was Grosse He's Cortney Reno, who captured the Class B-C-D golf title. munity College), ss, Cincinnati; Eric Armbruster (Kalamazoo Central), lb, Houston; James Woods (Muskegon), c, Kansas City; Adam Thomas (Hazel Park), of, Los Angeles; Marty Patterson (Michigan State), c, Milwaukee; Billy Coleman (Western Michigan), rhp, Minnesota; Dylan Putnam (Orchard Lake St Mary), rhp, NY Yankees; Mark Rutherford (Eastern Michigan), rhp, Philadelphia; Gus Ornstein (MSU), lb, San Diego; Jim Abbott (Caledonia), rhp, Seattle; Matt Mc-Clellan (Oakland Univ.), rhp, Toronto. HAPPY CAMPERS: It was no coincidence that Birmingham Marian, defending Class A state champ, played Flint Powers, defending Class B state champ, on the main court in Michigan State's Jenison Field House late last month. That is the way MSU women's coach Karen Langeland chose to kick off the second session of her highly successful team camp. MSU has two team camp sessions and both were outstanding. The second session seemed like a who's who of girls high school basketball: Marian, Powers, Plymouth Salem, Grand Rapids Christian, Frankenmuth and many, many more outstanding teams. The camp is extremely well-run and reasonably priced and the staff does its best to knock itself out for the high school coaches. That's why Langeland has a waiting list for teams. U-M coach Guevara has done a fine job resurrecting the U-M team camp that died a quick GOOD-BYE THURSDAYS: For years girls bas ketball games have been Tuesdays and Thursdays, but that is being challenged in the Catholic League's mighty Central Division. This season those schools have moved most of their Thursday games to Friday. Most schools in the state play Thursday so they don't conflict with football games. But four of the six Central Division schools are all-girl schools. Dearborn Divine Child and Redford Bishop Borgess, the coed schools, play most football games on Saturday. "We've done it for two reasons," Harper Woods Regina coach Diane Laffey explained. "No. 1, it means that kids don't have to play on two school nights. When we're playing triple headers (freshman, junior varsity and varsity) at Mercy or Marian or Ladywood on the other side of town we might not get home until 11 p.m. and then the girls have to go home to study. "The second reason is we get much better crowds on Friday. It's like a guys game; they come to the game and then go out with their friends. Our crowds are definitely better. Educationally, it's sound on our part." There is one lone dissenter, Borgess coach Dave Mann, who is concerned about going head-to-head with football games and the media attention they command. "Some places may get good crowds, but they were already getting good crowds," Mann said. "I don't like it because we'll be buried in the paper. Well get one line if we're lucky. We're playing on Thursdays. Come see us." . . ., . kAfti iiift-i iftnat mitfmrt WILLIAM ARCHIEDetroit Free Press Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood's Justin Baker made first-team all-state in Class B. ALL-STATE TEAM Boys tennis Class A Singles: Jeff Augustyn, Ann Arbor Pioneer; Kent Dolbee, Battle Creek Lakeview; Rob Shump, Battle Creek Lakeview; Scott Prybys, Birmingham Brother Rice; Craig Peiser, Birmingham Seaholm; Chris Schultz, East Lansing; Todd Townsend, East Lansing; Nick Kushuba, Grand Blanc; Preston Gaspar, Grosse Pointe South; Henry Beam, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix; Scott Pollock, Midland; Chris Rolf, Midland; David Bere, Midland Dow; Dan Swan, Okemos; Chris Penzien, Port Huron Northern; Mickey Seelye, Portage Central; Jeff Grimm, Rochester; Ben Salomon, Rochester Adams; Brent Bok, Traverse City; Mike Adanti, Woodhaven. Honorable mention singles: Owen Fileti, Ann Arbor Huron; Mike Aulgar, Clarkston; Jesse McKey, Grand Rapids Union; Paul Hathaway, Grosse Pointe North; Francis Rodriguez, Grosse Pointe North; TonyTocco, Grosse Pointe South; Rod Rahimi, Holland West Ottawa; Jeremy Griffin, Monroe; Brad Jaffe, North Farmington; Jason Chen, Okemos; Mark Walker, Port Huron Northern; Desmond Early, Rochester; Nick Salomon, Rochester Adams; Mitch Byrnes, Rochester Adams; Kory Gernhofer, Traverse City; Nick Shumaker, U-D Jesuit; Josh Efros, West Bloomfield; Mark Cuevas, West Bloomfield. Doubles: John Berschback-Mike Case, Grosse Pointe South; Andrew Hamilton-Kyle Kilcherman, Traverse City. Honorable mention doubles: Chad Hujsak-Kirk Lapham, Mason; Robin Verghese-Jason Merszci, Midland Dow; James Jarvis-Rishi Narayan, Okemos. Coach: Karen Page, Holland West Ottawa. Class B Singles: Rocky Giorgi, Allen Park; Peter Voelz, Auburn Hills Avondale; Martin Rawls-Meehan, Birmingham Detroit Country Day; Jonathon Thomas, Birmingham Detroit Country Day; Brad Adams, Bloomfield Hills Andover; Danny Solomon, Bloomfield Hills Andover; Justin Baker, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood; Chris Snoap, Caledonia; Weston Fairchild, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern; Martin Ahlstrom, Plainwell; Ben Cox, Spring Lake; Patrick Eagan, Spring Lake; Dave Hurd, St. Clair Shores South Lake; Ryan Tomlinson, Three Rivers; Justin Crain, Wyoming Park. Honorable mention singles: Jon Sheridan, Allegan; Billy Biebuyck, Alma; Peter Smith, Ann Arbor Greenhills; Nestor Tomycz, Flint Powers; Brian Wallis, Grand Rapids Catholic Central; Tommy Huizing, Grand Rapids Northview; Scooter Demare, Grosse He; Ryan Charles, Petoskey, Jay Hanson, South Haven; Casjen Ohnsorge, Yale. Doubles: Graham Meriwether-Martin Schnermann, Ann Arbor Greenhills; Dan Klemptner-Sandeep Krishnan, Birmingham Detroit Country Day; Jonathan Nyquist-Matt Watson, Bloomfield Hills Andover; Gustavo Almarez-Mark Tapper, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood; Ira Hite-Chris Gunderson, Whitehall. Honorable mention doubles: Dan DeHaan-David Richardson, Allegan; Charlie Bo'yd-Zack Walton, Birmingham : Detroit Country Day; Sanjay Tolia-Vinay Tolia, Bloomfield Hills Andover; Mike TeVelde-Joe Wicks, Holland Christian; Aaron Martin-Adam Geigle, Mt. Clemens; Josh Larimer-Scott Roberts, ' Sturgis. Coaches: Carole Russell, Birmingham Detroit Country Day, Don Wisswell, Mt. Clemens. Class C-D Singles: Ryan Claridge, Almont; Jason Michael, Berrien Springs; Shaun , Jayakar, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett; Karim Jina, Grosse . Pointe Woods University Liggett; Derek Turner, Harbor Springs; Kevin Dailey, Hemlock; Sam Holster, Iron Mountain; ... Adam Hourani, Lansing Catholic Central; Jeff Keen, Leland; James Link, St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic; Thaigo Michaels, Sandusky; Erick Friestrom, Iron River West Iron County; Ryan Coward, Buchanan. Doubles: Peter Birgbauer-Brad Cenko, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett; Josh Rivard-Shawn Sitkoski, Iron River West Iron County. Honorable mention doubles: Nathan Immekus-Jason Bollaert, Almont; Brandon Byers-Jack Mercer, North Muskegon; Ryan Whitley-James Kahlia, ' Wakefield. Coach: Dean Sousanis, Almont. TRAINING TIPS The popularity of girls basketball in this country has enjoyed an overwhelming boom in the last 10 years. But with its growth comes a down side knee injuries. A report by the NCAA released in April showed that female athletes, particularly basketball players, receive two to four times more anterior cruciate ligament injuries than males. Several recent studies reported in Physician and Sportsmedicine magazine suggest that athletes who are loose-jointed in the knee are at a greater risk of injury than those with normal or tight joints. LuAnne Jefferson, head trainer for Michigan State's women's basketball team, says high school girls are more susceptible to ligament injuries due to a combination of factors. "Ankle sprains are common to a sport like basketball," Jefferson said. "You can strengthen your ankles and wear good footwear. Knee injuries are also fairly common. In some ways LuAnne Jefferson it's inherent in women. Some females have a small groove along the ACL in the knee, which can lead to injuries. To help prevent ACL injuries you have to have strong quad and hamstring muscles." Because high school athletes are still growing, Jefferson recommends a full-body warm-up before games and practices. Range-of-motion and stretching exercises are preferred. "You don't want a strenuous strength and conditioning program for young kids," Jefferson said. "You're just trying to get a nice tone in your legs to help support the knee ligaments." Workouts aren't the only important thing for young female athletes. What are some ways to make sure you stay in top shape? Jefferson has five tips for female athletes: 1 . Have a full physical before the first practice. 2. Keep a year-round balanced diet. Drink plenty of fluids and NO junk food. 3. Get an adequate amount of rest. 4. If an injury occurs, don't wait to see a doctor. 5. Take your conditioning serious. And listen to your trainer. By Bill L Roose WHAT'S NEW School is in, and Preps Extra is back. The Detroit Free Press wants to be the state leader in providing high school sports coverage. Keeping that in mind, we have added a few things we hope will improve Preps Extra. Each week, in addition to a column by Mick McCabe, Mick and Bill Roose will be writing the prep insider column to give you even more news, events and opinions on prep happenings. Starting with the training tips ( segment this week, each week we plan to do something helpful andor fun. If you have any ideas and input, please call Shelly Solon at 313-222-6665. To continue our daily coverage of prep sports, we need coaches to call in results promptly, including opponents' statistics and records. Call inside metro Detroit 313-222-6660 and 313-222-6661 or 1-800-678-6728 outstate.

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