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Talawanda Highlights: The senior won the 1,600 meters state championship in Division 1. Rhodenbaugh's time was 4:08.70.

FIRST TEAM

Middletown Highlights:

Middletown Highlights:

Ihejuniorwas a member of the state champion 400 relay team (41.36) in Division I. Ahmad also finished third in the state in the 400 (49.0). .

Jhe junior·was .a

member of the state champion 400 relay team (41.36) in Division l. Thompson · also finished sixth in

the state in both the 100 (11.21) and 200 (22.29),

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Middletown Highlights:

Western Hills Highlights:

Ross Highlights:

Darrell The junior was a member of Middletown's state champion 400 relay team (41.36) in Division I.

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Sycamore Highlights:

Sycamore Highlights:

Sycamore Highlights:

Sycamore Highlights:

The senior was a member of Sycamore's lOth- : place 3,200 relay team (8:05.91) in Division I

The sophomore was a member of Sycamore's 10thplace 3,200 relay team (8:05.91) in Division I. ·

The senior was a member of Sycamore's 10thplace 3,200 relay ·team (8:05.9 1) in Division I.

The senior finished eighth in the state in the sho.t put (5lo?) in Division II.

The junior finished fifth in the 800 meters (1:56.80) in Division II.

The senior finished second in the state in the long jump (23-~) in Division I.

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Mike

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Highlights:

The senior was a member of Sycamore's lOthplace 3,200 relay team (8:05.91) in Division I.

St. Xavier. Highlights:

The senior was a state qualifier in the 110 high hurdles.

Honorable mention 100 Meters: Justin Schneider, Cincinnati Country Day; Chris Daniels; !an Ruth, Winton woods; DeShawn Wynn, Readi,ng. 200 Meters: !an Ruth, Winton Woods; DeShawn Wynn, Reading.

400 Meters: Dennis Gates, Middletown; Mike

Turpin Highlights: The junior was a member of · Turpin's statequalifying 1,600 relay team.

Hull, Sycamore; Barry Pendall, Hillsboro. 800 Meters: Kurtis Smith, Elder; Mark Mecum, Sycamore; Greg Adams, Springboro; Kyle Jepson, Lakota West; Tyler Walker, Hillsboro.

1,600 Meters: Allen Bader, La Salle; Ryan Busse, St. Xavier;

3,200 Meters: Cory. Scheadler, Eastern Brown;

Hite, Carlos Tipton, !an Ruth); Sycamore. (Shawn Alexander, Ben Thompson, Chris Hunter, Tim Dickerson); Mariemont (Ross Ballinger, Chad Keffer, Davion Shorts, Jerem Riddle); Waynesville (Ben Griggs, Aaron Dimbath, Jon Stubbs, Paul Phillips); Cincinnati Country Day (Jarrod· Byer, Justin Schneider, Carson Morey, Ben Foreman). 3 ,200 Relay: Elder (Sean Ernst, Paul Staudigel, Kurtis Smith, Nick Westerman); Middletown (Hassan Thompson, Paul Wright, James Stallings, Jay Miller); Kings (Jesse Catanzaro, John Velez, Matt Begley, Taylor Garvin). Shot Put: Rob Hufford, Badin; Andy Walker, Turpin. Pole Vault: John Russell, Princeton; Brent Walter, Moeller; Chris Smith, Princeton; Long Jump: Scott Hudepohl, La Salle.

Scott See, Middletown; Ryan Busse, St. Xavier_ 110 High Hurdles: Brian Wood, Waynesville. ~4D.!l..!lelay_;)'l.into,o,Wop.ds (Na.te.Jackso n, Rob .,, Hlgh':hlmp':"Jared'!Jlli-gstlrri;crellanblf. ·- ·· ·

COACH OF THE YEAR

Jason UNDSEY Lakuta East Highlights: Led hi~ team to an eighth-place finish in the state in Divi$:on I.

Highlights: · The senior finished second in the state in the high jump (5-3) in Division Ill.

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Katie HICKEY Middletown Highlights:

Lakota East Highlights:

The freshman was a member of · · Middletown's seventh-place 400 relay team (49.61) in Division I. Grove's picture was not available.

sophomore was a member of Lakota East's fourth-place 3,200 relay team. (9:26.46) in Division I.

Middletown Highlights: senior was a member of Middletown's seventh-place 400 relay team (49.61) in Division I.

Monorab\e mention

· 100: Christina Grove, M:ddietown. 200: Stevonne Spivery, Withrow.

400: Ste,nne SpM!ry, \fi>Juow; Tam I.Jlvelle, MiddletaNn; Megon Math'e, lakota East; Jacqui Copeland, Indian Hill; Kat" Kathmann, Summit. 800: Katie Hickey, Lakota East; Julie Hoekzema, Badin, 1,600: Alison Bedingfield, Colerain; Lisa Uible, Indian Hill; Courtney Engel, Reading. 3,200: Andrea Maas, Colerain: Alison Bedingneld, Colerain; Lisa Ulble, Indian Hill; · Carrie CroHord, Taylor. 100 hurdles: Christine Hendficks, Turp111; LeAuna Sistrunk, Mason. 300 hunlles: Katie Collier, Fairfield; Melissa

Robinson, Middletown; Kendlll Hornschemeier, McNicholas; Megon Rlipek, Badin. 400 Relay: Winton Woods (Kathy.Dees, ·

Stephanie Smoot, Micole Bradwell, Jammie Jackson). Purcell Marian (Haven Eaves, Carl ina Flowers, Celina Wilson, Tesha ··

Williams). Summit Country Day {Kelly Esslinger, Megon Esslinger, Nicole Bailey, Domonique Hardy). 800 Relay: Middletown (Tara lavelle, Myra Bass, Christina Grove, Amber Dom). Wyoming (Elizabeth Shelleby, Monica Hoyles, Uloma Qziri, Elizabetlr Kemten). CHCA {Erin I.Beper, lauren Kirk, Hilary Stevens, Abbe Petem). 1,600 Relay: Middletown (Tara Lavelle, Myra Bass, Christina Grove, Melissa Robinson); · Wyoming (Elizabeth Shelleby, Monica Hoyles, Caitlin Wetzel, Elizabeth Kemten). 3,200 Relay: Colerain (Alison Bedingneld, Michelle Dickinson, Tene Littlepage, laura Kreuter); Turpin {Heather Clari<, Corey Randall. As~ ley CrusH, Caroiyn Rauen); McNicholas Momch, Sammy la·mmert,


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TULSA, Okla; ='He's .. it;suppQsed to be there, ggmg liis 56-year-old 1ries around a younger an's game, hoisting mselfatop the leader ard. What if he gets a rnia? Hale Irwin is leading the 3. Open. Yeah, and.Bob pe is opening for the :kstreet Boys. iVhen they said golf was a 1e you can play forever, r weren't talking about golf. The Open is the ·quis de Sade of sporting 1ts, where the only thing melts more quickly than ·game is your resolve. At age 56, you take a few. bows at the first tee, whack your drive into the Brill-0-grass and start Paul thinking about 1gherty medication tiine. . Butafunny g happened Thursday in !rNation. A player who m't hit a tee ball 330 .s or play a 440-yard parth a driver and a sand ge shot 3-under par. ! Irwin did it with :lienee and wisdom and :nee, all the things 25·-old Tiger is still on the l to acquiring.

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Offense· could get lift today; Osvaldo 'tired' By Chris Haft Tile Cincinnati Enf[tlirer

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practice with a top speed of 172.927 mph. Harvick also will run in the Winston Cup race in Pm;ono on Sunday.

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CHICAGO - The Reds hope they won't have to play too .much longer the way they. did Thursday night. They actually performed admirably, overcoming a 5-l deficit to tie the score before ultimately losing 7-5 to the Chicago White Sox. But the Reds (25-39) again scratched for rims as they ended their road trip 5-7, fueling their rally attempt with two RBI groundouts and a sacrifice fly. This is effective baseball, but it's also a lot of work. The Reds' punchlessness - they scored two runs in the series' .first two games largely accounted for Chicago's sweep of the three-game interleague series. Cincinnati, . which ranks 14th intheNaiional League in scoring and has 1nt.istered 10 homers in its last 21 games, will welcome the exodus of ;players froin the clisabled iist thatis expected to accompany today's start of a six~game homestand at Cinergy Field. Center fielder Ken Griffey Jr., shortstop Barry·. Larkin and third baseman ·Aaron Boone all could bt~ activated as early as tonight. The Reds believe much of their missing offense will retum with thein. None is likely to go. on an extended injury rehabilitation· stint, though Boone went+· for-4 Thursday with Triple~A Louisville. The Reds might considerhaving them tun" up their. swings in the rnmors, said manager Bob Boone; "if we were knocking the cover· off the ball." Another change could oc. cur during the next turn

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Arizona 3, Chicago Cubs 2 through the Reds' rotat Starter Osvaldo Fernar. lasted just three innings allowed five runs and hits, including Paul Kor ko's first-inning grand si and Magglio Ordonez's thi inning homer. Fernandez's ERA rose 10.29 :in his Jast five st~ and 6.91. overall. Oppone are batting .327 against h The Reds' comeback spm him from becoming the clu, first starter since John Smil in 1997 to lose five consec ·tiveoilting·s:"''·•·•: ' .· Boone said .orily; .''I'm _COL cerned;" when asked abou the prospeCt of removing

There's a message in this . ····-·· . all us "mature" people: . OK to remember your · keys and forget your car. "My purpose here is not be ceremonial," Irwin .nounced after a round of ( birdies, including one at By Tom Groeschen .e 465-yard par-4 18th. "I'm )t going to accept the fact I 17w Ciucimiati Enquirer SPARTA, Ky. m't do it." record. In truth, Irwin has as Ken;tuc)<y SRe~d:Wc.l!Y,,a)'l~ :, ood a chanceto compete at - nounced Thursday that it hashe Open as Jack Nicklaus sold all 66,089 grandstand 1ad, until recently, at the tickets for Saturday night's Masters. The Eternal Jack finished sixth at the Masters NASCAR Busch race, the See REDS, Page B7 in '98, at 58. Outback Steakhouse 300. The Open requires traits The speedw11y said its turnthat arc won over time, not stile count will break the on the driving range. It Greater Cincinnati sports redoesn't like greedy players, cord attendance of 64,006 gunslingers or players who for the Bengals-Browns play with a pumped fist. If opener at Paul Brown Stadiyou{ve got your A-game The Cincinnati Enquirer/JEFF SWINGER um in September. and remember your blood "We're very proud of this Kerry Earnhardt takes a turn at the Kentucky Speedway in preparation for pressure medication -you record," speedway chairman Saturday's. Outback Steakhouse 300. I candoOK · Jerry Carroll said. "It's a higher grade of the same As Irwin put it, "Rather credit to a lot of people. I'm turf that would.beready toToday's schedule Saturday's schedule Information · than being a birdie barrage, . getting calls from all over 10:30 a.m.-noon 10 a.m.:noon . . Tickets for today_ day but wouldcost $30,000 you have to hit some golf the f)nited States, asking to $4o, ooo. · NASCAR All-Pro practice NASCAR Goody's Dash Plenty available ($30) shots." about the race. That's how 2 p.m. Tickets for Satumay , Series practice r.r And they're billing BY MaICO Im C• niiOX On Thursday, Irwin NASCAR All-Pro qualifying 1,000 standing-room-only Noon 'NSync's promoter, SFX, for big it'fi got_ten." 17te Cincinnati Enqu·i>·er the entire cost. : . began his 32nd Open, and 3p.m. tickets available ($40) in Spectator g~tes open Th0 three-day race weekSpectator gates open 1:30 p.m. Turn One concourse, all with he knew enough not to play end began Thursday with If Ken Griffey Jr. is ready "We've got t~e_C~dlllac of 3:30-5:30 p.m. · view of entire track. Call NASCAR Goody's long ball or shoot at flags. to play center field at Ciner- sod out there n~w~1' said diBusch and Gatorade All-Pro Dash qualifying 1-888-652-RACE or visit NASCAR Busch practice He put his approaches gy Field tonight, the Reds rector of stadium operations practices. Today is Busch kentuckyspeedway.com 7 p.m. 2:45-3:40 p.m. mostly in the middle of the want· to make sure center Declan Mullin. pole qualifying (7 p.m.) and Saturday on TV NASCAR Busch qualifying NASCAR Busch final practice ;p-eens and below the hole. field is ready for hin1. Officials for SFX did not the All-Pro .race (9 p.m.). · 9 p.m. 3:45-4:30 p.m. 8 p.m. (FX) . At the par-4 16th, Irwin's So after the grass in right- return phone messages left Saturday, the Busch race beSaturday on radio NASCAR All-Pro NASCAR Goody's Dash :!rive landed under trees to center field was damaged by Thursday. Repairing the Saturday night, WCKY-AM Kentucky 150 final practice gins at 8 p.m. (FX, WCKY:he right. He did the mature a 96,000-pound crane rolled field after the concert was (1360), 8 p.m. 8 p.m. AM 1360 radio). Saturday's events bing then, pitching out to NASCARi Busch onto the turf for 'NSync's one of the conditions of Kentucky Speedway, in its 4-5 p.m. he fairway. He wedged his Outback Steakhouse 300 concert June s.. th~! Reds 'NSync playing at the stadisecond year of operation, is Get Kerry Earnhardt's autograph Keyword: 11 p.m. :hird shot to 25 feet, then 5p.m. also fielding questions about . decided not just to replace urn. NASCAR Goody's Dash Speedway nade the par-saving putt. Darrell Waltrip the Kentucky Bluegrass turf Griffey has been limited to Kentucky 100 Coverage of Saturday's Busch At 18, he drove into the monument dedication that costs $15,000 to race at the Kentucky Speedway, See SPEEDWAY, Page 89 5:45-7 p.m. :ough, then hit a low line $20,000. They installed a · see Cincinnati. Com Brad Paisley concert irive with a 2-iron 198 yards, :o 2 feet from the hole. That Nas a birdie we might not see again this week. "Who knows what :omorraw may bring?" Irwin ;aid. '.'I _think there's a point Bnquirer news services made it clear he's not her€ Nhere you say, 'Yes, in my for nostalgia: TULSA, Okla. - Hard 1eart I can still do this' or to tell what was the .bigger First round "I think too many people· Maybe I'm over my head.' I shocker: Hale Irwin leading Hale ltWin ... • .... 34-33-67 1re saying, 'Gosh, you're 56· eel confident. ·whether I the U.S. Open at age 56, or Loren Roberts: .... 35-34-69 years old,' but let's not foran do it, I don't know." Tiger Woods hovering Stewart Cink ...... 38-31-69 get I've won three U.S. Regardless, he'll always Sergio Garcia ..... 36-34-7.0 . above par. Opens. So it's not like I've Phil Mickelson .... 35-35-70 •we Thursday. So will we. If While the oldest player in Ange1 cabrera. . . . . 35-35- ·70 e can remember it. never been here before." the field shot a 3-under-par Matt Gogel ....... 33-37-70 Some of us; when we get If Irwin were to win this 67 Thursday and was dis- weather: Rain and· lightning 56, are hoping we can week, he would join Jack playing the precision game halted play with only 66 of 156 member where we put the Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby that has helped him win players finishing the first round. tthroom. As Keith The AP/RUSTY KENNEDY Jones and Willie Anderson three U.S. Opens, the great- Play will resume at 8 a.m. today. chards, the Rolling Stones' Allen Iverson had 48 points ·as the orily four-time winest· player in the wol:Id was Tiger tracks: Woods bogeyed parently-living guitarist in Game 1 but since has hacking it all around' South- Nq. 3 and double-bogeyed 9, ners of the U.S. Open. tce said to a cheering ern Hills. leaving him 3•over at the turn. shot 34-of-89. Woods struggled early, owd: "Nice tobe here. Woods, trying to .become Today on TV: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., The Associated Press/SUZANNE PLUNKm missing his first fairway and ice to be anywhere." the first player to win five 5 p.m.-8 p.m., ESPN; 3 p.m.-5 Hale Irwin's 2-iron from 198 yards at No. 18 landed both his first two greens. He Age is a number, Hale . . p.m., NBC. within 2 feet of the cup for a birdie. consecut 1ve maJors,. was .3- Inside: Scores, notebook, 85. never recovered, hitting just win said Thursday. Yeah, over through nine holes td it gets bigger every three of eight fainvays and when play was stopped at afterward. hole just before the sirens ing to chat about. his 67, five of 10 greens. He took a ~ar. 4:39 p.m. CDT because of "I'll talk to you tamar- sounded and was at 3-under. which was punctuated by a lightning and rain. (It was row," Woods said. Toshi Izawa of Japan was at 2-iron he hit to 2' feet on the double-bogey on the par-4 ontact Paul Daugherty at suspended at 6 p.m.) When play· resumes to- 2-under after four holes. treacherous 18th hole. That ninth hole and will have to Finals 68-8454; fax: 768-8550; Though the delay might day, Woods will face an 8Loren Roberts and Stew- left him as the early leader shoot a 32 on the back rune ·mail: to continue his string of 19 seem like a good break for· foot par putt and a long day art Cink were the only other in the clubhouse. (Lakers lead series 3-1) daugherty@ enquirer. com. Woods, who was tied for of trying to make up for the players who finished their Today Irwin, who already holds consecutive rounds under Los Angeles Lakers at 76th place, he wouldn't shed · lost time. ~incinnati. Com keyword: rounds under par, both at the distinction of being the par .in majors that dates to Philadelphia, 9 p.m. (NBC) )augherty. any light on that when he Retief Goosen . of South 69. oldest U.S. Open winner the first round of last year's Game preview, 84 declined to be interviewed Africa birdied the seventh Irwin was more than will- (45, in 1990 at Medinah), Masters. '

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Boys track preview

'Middletown ready to make run at state titl~ ·-By Dave Schutte T!Je Ci11ctimali E11qttti-er

(3,200), Brandon Wiley (long jump) and Cal Shaw (high jump). 8. Anderson: 'We. have good upperclassmen in Pat ·Hughes (1,600, 3,200), Sachiri-...Shah (hurdles) and Michael M9r!lland · ·(hurdles, long jump),' coach Andy Wolf· said. 'We have a lot of young talent and our depth is untested.' · Wolf also expects "'pole vaulters Steve Falconieri•• and John Porter to score. ·" ' 9. Colemln: The Cardinals will score well in the field events, but they might struggle in :the. distance races because of tl)e,graduation of Mason \liard and-Chris Noelcke. " ·. Scott Chapman (poi~'V<Jult), Mike Crum (shot put; ·discus) and Maurice Johnson' (long jump) should score well; btJt the pressure will be on untested distance runners Tom Kinne, Craig Eckstein and "Chris Toelke. 10. Winton Woods: F.ifst-year coach Ron Wright inhl(lrited a Warriors team loaded with sprinters and hurdlers. ,:~ , Seniors lan Ruth, Carlos Tipton and Nate Jackson· will team with juniors Ray~llawn Spencer, Louis White; Mike Turner and Robert Hite ·iii the sprints and hurdles. Kenwood Lattimore, ~Rimdy Henderson, Drew Jones;· Jeff Huff and Spencer are expected 'to score in the field events •.

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Mel Thomas, Mt Notre Dame; Jere lssenmann, Mason; Julie Robbins; Seton; Usa Kampschmidt, McAuley; CrystaWavis, Wilmington; Jennifer Hodson, Wilmington; Robin Davidson, Amelia; Quincey u:~~·ds, Anderson; Annie Wessel, Colerain; Alysa Croxton, Colerain; Sam Riley, Glert'Este; April lux, Harrison; leslie Bums, Hughes;. Nikki Uchtenfeld, McAuley; Melissa Cla~ier, Mercy; Angie Heintz, Mercy; Jen Hrovat, Mflloro. · Lakisha Brewer, Mt Healthy; Bobbi Meister, Northwest; Jackie Cornelius,.(Jak Hills; Dee Davis, Princeton; Kristen Mahon, St Ursula; Monica Naltner, St. Ursula; Jackie Obert, Ursuline; Marta Walker, Ursuline; Erin Davren, Ursuline: leigha Wilson, Walnut Hills; Katie Antle, Walnut Hills; Kiza Bui!.O))Ii~: Western Hills; Chane! Fletcher, Wmton·-·

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Div. II Player of the Year McNicholas senior Center, 6-0 All State second team 16.5 points ·

Div. II Coach of the Year McNicholas Record: 22-6 State champions

Div. Ill Player of the Year Eastern Brown junior Guard, 5-8 All State special mention· 12.6 points

Div. Ill Coach of the Year Eastern Brown Record: 26-1 State runner-up

Div. IV Player of the Year Seven Hills sophomore Guard, 5-11 All State honorable mention 19.5 points

Div.IV Co--mach of the Year Cincinna\1 Country Day · MVC CO·C~hampions . Sectiona.\ champions Record: U)-5

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Springboro junior Fo!Ward, 5-11 All State third team 15.4 points

Wyoming senior Center, 6-3 All State second team 14.6 points

Kings senior FoiWard, 6-0 SW District second team 21.3 points

North College Hill sophomore Guard 6-0 All State third team 16.5 points

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Girls track preview

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Coach Ron Russo's Colerain girls are expected to ;_; dominate the area in girls ;... track this season with six or ' seven others contesting for the No. 2 position. 'This year, you'll see a more balanced Colerain team," coach Russo said. "We have several outstanding freshmen sprinters, some good hurdlers and several middle-distance runners." Couple this with the Cardinals' strength and depth in the distance events and it's easy to understand why Russo is optimistic. Five cross country standouts - Andrea Maas, Terie Littlepage, Alison Bedingfield, Shelly Dicldnson and Jennifer Limle - will score well in the distance events. Sprinter Alysa Croxton will be joined by four potentially 1

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1. Colerain (10) ............ 96 2. Walnut Hills (1) ........ 88 3. Lakota East ............ 71 4. Mount Notre Dame .. 65 5. Mount Healthy .......... 47 6. Mercy ...................... 43 7. McNicholas (1) ....... :.. 31 8. Wilmington .............. 30 9. Harriso 1m .................. 23 10. Mason• .................... 17 Others: :Princeton (1) 16, Turpin 16, Anderson (1) 15, Fenwick 12', Indian Hill (1) 11, Wyoming 9, Loveland 8, western Hrtls 7, Reading, 6, Edgewood 6, Little Miami 6, Ross 5, Goshen 4, Franklin 3, carlisle 2, Waynesville 1. First-place votes in parenthesis. -.,-.- - - - - - , , , - - - Kinarnore will handle hurdles. 2. Walnut Hills:- Blessed with a strong corp of sprinters, the Eagles will fly high if the distance runners and throwers (discus, shot put) come through. strong freshmen (Kelly . Coach Karl Kaufmann will Shepard, Monica Harris, build the team around junior LaShonda Lemmons, Megan· sprinters Anlanda Mullins-Hall Clifton) while Ayisha and Tamara Fennell with Katie

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3. Lakota East: The duo of Division I state cross country champion Lindsay Zinn and Jaime Wyckoff are the foundation for veteran coach Jason Lindsey. Look for Allison Simpson (splints), Andrea Reeves (1,600) and Hannah Huckins to score for a deep Thunderhawks team. 4. Mount Notre Dame: The Cougars are favored to repeat as Girls Greater Cincinnati League champions and for good reason. Second-year coach Kelvin Kelley will build the team around state qualifiers Jen Osbcme (400 meter and long jump) and Anna Wines (800 and 400 meters). High jumper Laura Eppstein is expected to help the deep but young Cougars. 5. Mount Healthy: 'Our numbers are much better than in the past; coach Teny Kiger said. 'We'll be strong in the 400 and down and in most of the field events. Our weaknesses will be in the distance events.' April Simmons (hurdles), Elizabeth Houston (sprints), Antionette Thomas • (sprints), Keshia Brewer (hurdles) and Rosanna Taylor (relays) are the top returning performers, 6. Meri:y: A young team with

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Terps' rally gives coach new respect MINNEAPOliS -Six weeks. That's how long it has taken Gary Williams to get smarter, gain friends, lose enemies and shut up the talk shows. Six weeks. No more boos. 011ly backslaps and smiles and congratulations by the admirers, who have dropped out of the sky like the 82nd Airborne. Just think. Six weeks ago, Williams was a chronic near-miss. Not up to the crisis control Maryland needed. A sure tournament washout. Always has been, always will be. · "It's funny how it works," he said this· week "I'm not sure I did anything Mike different. Things have to be right for you. We hit it right this year." His ship has come in at Maryland. The same ship from which only six weeks ago people were calling for the lifeboats before it sank 1bere are three national championship coaches here this weekend. And one Gary Williams, who until now usually was noted for what he hadn:t done, But he is the one who took hi~tca,rnthrough a furnac~to·gefhere, the one who did the best job.

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agen Steussie latest to take deal elsewhere By Mark Curnutte 1'lu' Cfnr:in·m11i fJnquirr.r

Former Minnesota offensive tackle Todd Steussie, who agreed to terms Thursday with Carolina, is the !atest free agent the Bengals wanted but failed to sign. "We tried so hard to get him," said Jim Lippincott, the Bengals' director of

pro/college personneL "Carolina offered him· one of those convoluted deals. The money we had in the first two Steussie years was even." Steussie, 30, who would have solved the Bengals' problem at left tackle, signed for $28 million over six years with $4.7 5 million to sign. The deal is exactly the kind of long-term contract the

Bengals won't agree to with an older player. Steussie is at least the fifth free agent >and second consecutive left tackle who has turned down an offer from the Bengals to sign elsewhere. Former Green Bay lineman' Ross Verba, who had .a bigger offer from Cincinnati, signed with Cleveland. ·' Since free agehcy started four weeks ago, the Bengals have scheduled 24 visits from free agentsi'Three canceled. Two - offensive linemen Jerry Wunsch and Scott

Gragg - are coming to town Monday and Tuesday. Two players signed with the Bengals, butl 7 have not. Why the problems signing free agents? The reasons vary. Some say the Bengals are ·fighting a reputation as needless spendthrifts and are not entirely committed to winning. Others say the organization will have to overpay to sign free agents. The Bengals say they've tried but won't sacrifice future fiscal soundness to bring in players who fail as often as they succeed.

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WINNING NmER GoES OUT OF STitES AT SW MISSOURI

It was called an instant classic before the final horn had faded. A Duke masterpiece, back on Jan. 27. What else to call it, coming from 10 points behind in the last 54 seconds against Mm"yland to force overtime on the road, then winning by a I,'. ·nw Orlaudo Si'llfinef basket? i The highlight of the ORLANDO, She regular season. Well, except adorns her kneesFla. with- ragfor the losing team with gedy pads. And when Jackie glazed eyes and shattered Stiles · slashes through despirits. · fenses, slices through 'Thewholelean1," guard At St. Louis screens and pulls up for her Steve Blake said, "justldnd Semifinals jump. shot, her two po- . of collapsed." . .. . .. •. _Today' . l nytails fly:in · . · .• -Four days later there was . GamesQn t:SPN .i ·..• Th~ most dynamic player in a 21-point loss to Virginia. Ill Pur~ue (30-6)\lS,h;~,, women's college baskeiJ)aJl '!ben a win against hapless SW Missouri State i draws raves ol1ce reserved for Clemson, and three more (29-5), 7p.m. ! the gr'!Ildest one-man show defeats, the last at home II UConn (32-2) vs. i the men's game ever saw: against bottom-rung Florida N?tre Dame (32 -2), i Pete Maravich. 9·30 p.m. State. "!' ve seen aII the grea t Finals !' This was no slump. This .•. · sunday . i women scorers, and this was a plummet. Maryland IIIII Semifinal winners, i might be the best we've ever in meltdown. .8:30 p;m. i ·seen," gushed Lin Dunn, The coach faced a . ! coach of the WNBA's Seattle crumbling team in the days 1 Storm, after Stiles raced after the Flmida State loss. Levandusky shoots: l through the NCAA TournaWilliams could rant and Nicole Levandusky, ! ment's West Regional.· rage, as sometimes has XU's career 3·p01nt ! "You can't wait to see been his habit. leader, ~oak part in the !· what she's going to do," Or he could do what he wom~n s 3-p<Hnt . ! Connecticut Coach Geno Aushooting conlpetition : · 'd "Wh h did: soberly tell his players Thursday in St. Paul. ! n~mma sa,! · en, s e it was up to them. They os ! m1sses, you re shocked. could circle the wagons to i Something else separates save themselves. But it had i Stiles, the leading career to be quick 1 scorer in NCAA women's "If you've coached in the 1 play, and Maravich, the game a long time," Duke's i men's career scoring champ: Mike Krzyzewski said, "you 1 Southwest Missouri State's know you're the guy who 1 one-woman wrecking crew can never get down." 1. will play in a Final Four. 111atwas then, and this is 1 Fueled by their 5-foot-8 now. Maryland has gone 10At Minneapolis i senior scoring machine, the 1 since ·and has made its Semifinals i Bears (29-5) stunned topfirst Final Four. Saturday ! seeded Duke in a regionat "What we did was just Games on Ch. 12, 7 i semifinal en route to their talk about how it was just II Michigan State ! second Final Four appearus," he said. "How we had (28-4) vs. Arizona ! ance and the first since to stay together, and we (27-7), 5:42p.m. ! 1992. They face Purdue weren't going to get help IIIII Duke (33-4) vs.), !· (.;lO- 6) ·m a nat10na · 1 sem1"f'ma1 Maryland ( _ 25 10 anywhere else. 2 i tonight at the Savvis Center "We were all devastated 81 P·~~als . i in St. Louis .. UConn (32-2) : by that (Duke game). You Monday · i plays Notre Dame (32-2) in don't lose many games like IIIII Semifinai winners, 1 the second semifinal. Tothat. But we stayed i day's survivors .advance to together. There was never a 9:18 p.m. 1 Sunday night's title game. point, even before we finally i By pre-tournament seeding, won, that we split." Job opening: XU 1 Southwest Missouri State arThe Associated Press/MICHAEL CONROY coach Skip Prosser is rives at the Final Four as the Jackie Stiles, signing autographs (top photo), has 3,371 career points Repaired reputation expected to meet with Seton Hall AD Jeff Williams is 56 and has and is averaging 30.6 a game. "Can yoy stop her?' Purdue coach See STILES, Page OS Fogelson. 04 coached three different · Kristy Curry asked. "No one has stopped her.. But we're going to try.' 'schools into the NCAA Tournament. But his reputation had a gaping hole, left by too many premature exits in March. The same questions, fair last year we won the whole the Norse to a 25.'5 mark. or not, would be out there. thing. I've made good Despite incre(lsed defenBy Neil Schmidt Always. Until he landed in a Tile Cinc:lnrwti fJ11qnirer friends. My parents come to sive attention, Cottrell shot Final Four. As a senior· at Boone Coun- all the games. What more 62.1 percent this season, up . Now h~ has, with honors. ty High School, Michelle Cot- could I want?" from 56.9 percent last seaTo repair a team's psyche, The 5-foot-11 junior forson. She made 80 percent of trell didn't get many looks to patch together its from Division I basketball ward is the frrst NKU athlete her free throws, up from ' confidence, and to do it all coaches. Her selection in any sport to earn national 72.5 percent. in a hurry while the fans "Her statistics only tell a Thursday as Division II Bulle- player of the year honors. are booing and the media is ·tin national player of the year "I was totally amazed," part of how she dominated calling for heads -that can suggests she should have. she said. "That's the biggest on the floor this year," Divitest a man. Having won 87 games,and thing you can ever get in sion II Bulletin editor Gary "I don't coach to get · a national championship in your life. To get that, I'm Rubin said. vindication," Williams said. NKU lost in the NCAA three seasons at Northern totally honored." But he has it, whether he Cottrell is a two-time first~ Tournament first · round. It Kentucky University," Cotwants it or not. trell doesn't miss the D-1 team All-American, and she graduates four starters, so earned Elite Eight MVP hon- Cottrell will have to anchor limelight a bit. Mike Lopresti is a "I think picking Northern ors when NKU won the 2000 the team in her senior season. AP file photo columnist for Gannett News was my best decision," she Division II title. Cottrell av"We were disappointed in Michelle Cottrell is the first Service. said. "I went to an Elite eraged 17.4 points and 8.1 this season," she said. "I think NKU athlete to earn national Eight as a freshman, then rebounds this winter, leading we'll go further next year." player of the year honors.

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"They're paying for generations of cheapness," sE.ld one prominent player agent, who asked not to be identified by. name. "Jacksonville, Carolina a11d Clevela11d overpaid when they were new and nobody wanted to come there, <:nd the (Houston) Texa11s will do the same thing. "If the Bengals pay, equal or less than other teams, they're not· going to get the player." Besides their offe.rs to Steussie and Verba, the Bengals also extended Cl!ntract proposals to quarterbacks

Gus Frerotte and Elvis Grbac, wide receiver James McKnight, linebacker Levon Kirkland and defensive linemen Dana Stubblefield and Ted Washington. Frerotte re-signed with Denver. Grbac took less money· than the Bengals offered to sign in Baltimore. McKnight took a deal with his hometown Dolphins. Kirkland, Washington and Stubblefield .(the former Taylor High School standout). are ·Still unsigned, but See BENGALS, Page 011

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Tucker. The Reds have no legitimate left-handed pinch hitter, because Tucker, the only lefty swinger, will start By Chris Haft frequently in right field or 17w Cincinnati Enquim· be saved for late-inning SARASOTA, Fla. defense. ' The Reds' 25-man Opening Meanwhile, D.T. Cromer, Day roster has left manager a lefty who hit .340 last year Bob Boone feeling anxious (16-for-47) and .333 this about its excess of !Jitchers spring, languishes at Tripleand shortage of reserves. A Indianapolis. So don't get ;;tccnstomed "Everything's a tradeto this team that indudes 12 off," Boone said. ''Vou'd love pitchers and essentially four to have more people on the bench ... I'd really like to bench players. · It'll change. - - - - - - - have 26, 27 Maybe not sigguys; then I'm nificantly, but covered." perhaps fre- Pitchers (12): Justin Be s i d e s , Atchley, Rob Bell, Elmer nothing's final, l . qu~nlt y. thl"nk D·essens, Osvaldo as this samFernandez, Danny Graves, 1 of Boone there'll be Pete Harnisch, Chris Ping t w e a k i n g Reitsma, Dennys Reyes, remarks indi' m a y b e John Riedling, Scott cated: throughouNhe Sullivan,Scott Williamson, III!}'We'll beyear. .. We're Mark Wohlers: adjusting ..tt. 'd ' • ea..tch. e.rst2..l.: .J.as.o.n. ._ . \ve-ge.fil1fo;;the maybe daily._ as comml e ···,o-·. LaRue','ReJty Stinn.-.ett ~ this. I thin)< it's seasonc" the right thing. Infielders (6): Aaron ... "I mt'ght But I'm very Boone, Sean Casey, Juan "' nervous about Castro, Barry Larkin, Pokey change TuesReese, Donnie Sadler. day. Yiou play t"t it," Boone said · (5): Ken in your brain a Th ursday,. say- Outfielders Griffey Jr., Alex Ochoa, 1 un.. (th ing ·cincinot. "'uen e . ·",.ivera, Michael · ba1th1"n Ruben··~1.! ros ter 1m natl.,s b e n c h Tucker, D"mitri Young. ance) starts accounts for showing up his discomfort. . and biting you, that's when The catcher not in the you're going to make a lineup- in this case, usual- change." ly Kelly Stinnett ~ is a 1111 "Our 25th man may be sul1 stitute, in constant flux." phantom · because he must b{; kept in IIlli "I'm not overly confi- . reserve in case ol injury. dent this is necessarily the Thus, Boone must iimit his right thing." maneuvering to utilitymen For now, Boone can Juan Castro and Donnie Sadler and outfielders See REDS, Page DS Ruben Rivera and Michael

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SARASOTA, F1a. - It was difficult · to tell who received better news Thun;.: day, Greg Maddu.'t or the Reds. The Reds won't have to face Maddux, who's acclaimed as the best pitcher of this era, · in Monday's Opening Day game when they face the Atlanta Braves. Maddux suffered a cut under his left big toenail when he was · hit by a line drive iru an exhibition game Wednesday and will have his first start pushed back a couple of days, though he didn't suffer. a fracture as the Braves had feared. Cincinnati, which has endured two defeats and a tie in its last ·three openers, probably will confront John Burkett instead. Right-hander Pete Harnisch \vill start for the Reds. Luck has favored the Reds. They were scheduled to oppose Maddux, the four-

time Cy.Young Award recipient who has won 15 games or more .for 13 years in a row, and Pittsburgh's Kris Benson, a Cy Young candidate, in their first two games. Instead, they'll get Burkett and Todd Ritchie, a pair of right-handers considered good but not great. Burkett is one of only five pitchers to have made at least 25 starts in each year of the 1990s. Burkett, 10-6 with a 4.8~) ERA last year, faced the Reds just once last season, pitching a

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Poll Middletown (12) ........................ 120 St. Xavier ................ :................. 108 La Salle ...................,.::.............. 96 Moeller ....................................... 78 Princeton .. :................................ · 75 6. Elder .......................................... 54 7. Sycamore .......................: .......... 36 8. Winton Woods ............................ 27 9. Western Hills .......................... :... 24 . 10. Turpin .................... :.................. 21 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

100 1. Hunter (Middletown) ................. 10.7 1. Ruth (Winton Woods) ............... 10.7 . 3. Thompson (Middletown) ........... 10.8 3. Dickey (Lakota West) ............... 10.8 3. Daniels (Princeton) .... :.: .. :........ 10.8 6. White (Walnut Hills) ................. 10.9 6. Furlow (West HI) ...................... 10.9 6. Foster (West HI) ...................... 10.9 6. Wynn (Reading) ....................... 10.9 6. Dickerson (Sycamore) .............. 10.9 200 1. Ruth (Winton Woods) ......:........ 22.0 2. Barnett (Princeton) .................. 22.1 2. Dickerson (Sycamore) .............. 22.1 4. Gates (Middletown) ............... :.. 22.2 5. Thompson (Middletown) ...•...•.•. 22.3 '6. Hunter (Middletown) •....••.•••...... 22.4 6. Ahmad (Middletown) ................ 22.4 8. Wynn (Reading) ....................... 22.5 8. Foster (West HI) ..•.•.•••...........•. 22.5 lo .. Bridgett (Turpin) •.•.....•.......•.... 22.6 Johnson (Lebanon) ........•...•••.. 22.6 ~~ Dicke~ (Lak. West) ................. 22.6 I . 400. · . 1. Gates (Middletown) .................. 48.9 1. Ahmad (Middletown) .... ,.... :...... 48.9 3. Hull (Sycamore) ....................... 49.5 4. Mecum (Sycamore) ................. 50.0 5. Barnett (Princeton)) ................. 50.7 6. Thompson (Princeton) .............. 50.8 7. Utterback (Moeller) ................. : 50.9 !7. Johnson (lebanon) ......... :........ 50.9 7. Johnson (lak. East) ... :............. 50.9 , 7. Wright (Princeton)) ................... 50.9 I 800 • 1 1. Rodenbaugh (Talawanda) ...... 1:55.7 2.. Mecum (Sycamore) .............. 1:57.4 3. Hull (Sycamore) .................... 1:58.1 . 4. Fehring (Sl Xavier) ............... 1:58.5 5. Bader (La Salle) ...., .............. 1:58.9 6. Smith (Elder) ........................ 1:58.7 : 7. Stallngs (Princeton) .............. 2:00.0 · 7 see (Middletown) .................. 2:00.0 7. Neumann (Moeller) ............ :.. 2:00.0 10. Garvin (Kings) ..................... 2:00.5 1600 1. Bader lLa Salle) ..... ,............. 4:15.4 Busse (St. Xavier) ................. 4:17.3 i 3. A Weltmarscher (St. X) ......... 4:21.2 3. Rodenbaugh (Talawanda) ...... 4:21.2 , 5. Neumann (Moeller) ............... 4:23.2 . 6. Gallagher (Sycamore) ........... 4:26. I , 7. Wayner (Oak Hills) ................ 4:27.0 : 8. Grimm (Milford) .................... 4:27.4 9. See (Middletown) ............... :.. 4:28.0 1 . 10. Dixon (Fairfield) ................... 4:28.0 3200 ' 1. Rhodenbaugh (Talawanda) .... 9:16.8 I 2. Bader (La Salle) ................... 9:24.0 , 3. Rlschmann (La Salle) ............ 9:24.3 4. See (Middletown) .................. 9:27.0 5. Busse (St. X) ........:............... 9:31.0 . 6. Gallagher (Sycamore) ........... 9:40.0 : 7. Schwartz (Moeller) ................ 9:41.1 8. Ust (Milford) ............ :............ 9:46.5 . 9. Welling (Oak Hills) ............: ... 9:47.0 , 10. Gjlrvln (Kings) ..................... 9:47.9 • _.. 1 110 Hurdles · · 1. Tipton (Walnut Hills) ................ 14.3 1 2. Johnson (Princeton) ................. 14.7 · 2. Woods (Princeton) ................... 14.7 : 2. Gllcrlst (St. X) .......................... 14.7 5. Maines (Lebanon) .................... 14.8 ; 6. Schroeder (Oak Hills) ............... 14.9 ' 7. Hudepohl (La Salle) .................. 15.0 ; 7. Glover (Midd'town) ................... 15.0 :9. Shah (Anderson) ..................... 15.1 '9. Bode (Milford) ......................... 15.1 I 300 Hurdles · ( 1. Maines (Lebanon) .................... 39.2 , 2. Tipton (Winton l'{oods) ..: ...... :.. 39.6 : 2. Bode (Milford) ......................... 39.6 ! 4. Schroeder (Oak Hills) ............... 39.7 : 5. Langan (Oak Hills) .................. , 39.9 5. Spurlock (Princeton) ................ 39.9 6. Hudepohl (La Salle) .:................ 40.0 7. Glover (Middletown) ................. 40.5 9. Taylor (West HI) ...................... 40.7 10 Mays (Bethel-Tate) ................. 40.8 10 Melbers (Mc~lcholas) .............. 40.8 1 10 Edward (Midd'town) .............:.. 40.8

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OTHERS: Oak Hills 10, West· em Hills B. Anderson 5. Colerain 4, McNicholas 3, Fairfield 3, Lebanon 2, Lakota West 1. 100 METERS 1. Hunter(Middletown) ............ 10.7 Ruth (Winton Woods) .......... 10.7 3. Dickey (Lakota West) ........... 10.8 Thompson (Middletown) ...... 10.8 4. Wh~e (Walnut Hills) .............. 10.9 Daniels (Princeton) ............... 10.9 Dickerson (Sycamore) .......... 10.9 Wynn (Reading) .................... 10.9 200 • 1. Ruth Winton Woods ............. 22.0 2. Barnett (Princeton) ............... 22.1 Dickerson (Sycamore) .......... 22.1 4. Gates (Middletown) .............. 22.2 5. Thompson (Middletown) ...... 22.3 400 1. Gates (Middletown) .............. 48.9 Ahmad (Middletown) ........... 48.9 3. Huii(Sycamore) ....................50.1 4. Barnett (Prlnceton) ............... 50.7 5. Thompson (Princeton) ......... 50.8 800 1. Rhodenbaugh (Tala.a) ...... 1:55.7 2. Mecum (Sycamore) ........... 1:58.7 3. Smtth (Eider) ...................... 1:59.7 4. Bader (La Salle) ................ 2:00.0 See (Middletown).............. 2:00.0 Stallings (Prlnceton) .......... 2:00.0

3. Elder .................................. 8:14.1 4. Middletown ....................... 8:16.0 5. St. Xavler. ..........................8:17.0 Sycamore .......................... 8:17.0 SHOT PUT 1. Crum (Colerain) ................ 52-1Vz 2. Jackson (La Salle) ............... 51-8 3. Huff (Winton Woods) ........... 51-7 4. Walker (Turpln) .................... S0-9 5. Conly (Amelia) ...................50-6Vz DISCUS 1. Nardini (St. Xavler) ........ 153-11 Y.! 2. Crum (Colerain) .................. 153-4 Womack (Colerain) ............ 153-4 Walker (Turpin) .................. 153-4 5. Grubb (Hamilton) ............ 144-714 LONG JUMP 1. Hunter (Middletown) ....... 22·1 Hlo 2. Furtaw (Western Hills) ...... 22-2'11o 3. Thompson (Middletown) .. 22-2\/o 4. Ackerman (Eider) ................. 22-0 Hudepohi(La SaWe) ............. 22-0 HIGH JUMP

1. Reynolds (Lakota East) ......... &-9 2. Ackerman (Eider) ...................&-5 3. Matthews (St. Xavler) ............ &-4 4. Thomas (Middletown) ............ &-2 Jackson (Hamilton) ................0-2 Shaw (Princeton) ....................&-2 Schenke (Eider) ...................... &-2 Stoetei(Northwest) ................ &-2 Wiant (Oak HiUs) .....................&-2 POLE VAULT 1. Russeli(Princeton) .............. 15-0 Walter (Moeller) .......:=... 15-0 3. Albrinck (La Salle) ................ 14-6 P. Smith (Princeton) ............. 14-6 C. Smtth (Princeton)) ............ 14-6

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1. Middletown (12) 120 2. La Salle ............... 96 3. St. Xavier ............. 84 4. Moeller .... ~ ....... 76 5. Princeton ............. 72 6. Elder ................. :.. 66 7. Winton Woods .... 46 8. Sycamore ............ 24 9. Turpin .................. 20 10. Milford ............... 16 OTHERS: Western Hills 12, Anderson 10, Fairfield 8, Oak Hills 4, Colerain 2, Lakota West 2. 100 METERS 1. Hunter(Middletown) .... 10.7 Ruth (Winton Woods) .. 10.7 3. Dickey (Lakota West) .. 10.8 Thompson (Middle.) .... 10.8 Daniels (Princeton) ...... 10.8 6. Foster (Western Hills) .. 10.9 Furlow (Western Hills). 10.9 White (Walnut Hills)...... 10.9 Dickerson (Syc.) .......... 10.9 Wynn (Reading) ........... 10.9 200 1. Ruth (Winto.n Woods) .. 22.0 2. Barnett (Princeton) ...... 22.1 Dickerson (Syc:) .......... 22.1 4. Gates (Middletown) ..... 22.2 5. Thompson (Middle.) .... 22.3 400 1. Gates (Middletown) ..... 48.9 Ahmad (Middletown) ... 48.9 3. Hull (Sycamore) .......... .49.5 4. Mecum (Sycamore) ..... SO.O 5. Barnett (Princeton) ...... 50.7 .·

1,600 1. Bader (La Salle) ................ 4:17.6

2. Rhodenbaugh (Tala.) ........ 4:21.2 3. Busse (St. Xavier) ............. 4:23.3 4. Gallagher (Sycamore) ....... 4:26.1 5. Wayner (Oak Hills) ............ 4:27.0 3,200 1. Rhodenbaugh (Tala.) ........ 9:16.8 2. Bader (La Salle) ................ 9:24.0 3. Rischmann (La Sa11e) ........ 9:24.8 4. See (Middletown) .............. 9:27.0 5. Busse (St. Xavier) ............. 9:35.1 110 HIGH HURDLES 1. Tipton (Winton Woods) ........ 14.3 2. Johnson (Princeton) ............. 14.7 3. Woods (Prlnceton) ............... 14.8 4. Schroeder (Oak Hills) ........... 14.9 5. Gilcrest!St. Xavier) .............. 15.0 Hudepohl ILa Sanel ............. 15.0 Glover (Middletown ............. 15.0

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Rhodenbaugh (Tala.)1:55.7 Huli(Sycamore) ........ 1:58.1 Mecum (Sycamore) .. ! :58.7 Smith (Elder) ............. 1:59.7 Bader (La Salle) ........ 2:00.0 Neumann (Moeller)~:OO.O See (Middletown) ...... 2:00.0 Stallings (Princeton). 2:00.0 1,600

1. Bader (La Salle) ........ 4:15.4 2. Rhodenbaugh (Tala.)4:21.2 3. Busse (St. .Xavier) .... .4:23.3 4. Gallagher (Syc.) ........ 4:26.1 5. Wayner (Oak Hills).... 4:27.0

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1. Tipton (Winton Woods) ........ 39.6 Bode (Millord) ......................39.6 3. Schoeder (Oak HU1s) ............ 39.7 4. Langen (Oak Hills) ................39.9 Spurlock (Prlnceton) ............. 39.9 400 RELAY 1. Middletown .......................... 41.4 2. Western Hills ........................42.8 3. St. Xavier .............................. 43.3 Princeton .............................. 43.3 5. Winton Woods ...................... 43.7 1,600 RELAY 1. Middletown ....................... 3.24.2

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1. Maines (Lebanon) ....... 39.2 2. Tipton (Wint.Woods) ... 39.6 Bode (Mllford) .............. 39.6 4. Schoeder(Oak Hllls) ... 39.7 5. Langen (Oak Hills) ....... 39.9 Spurlock (Princeton) .... 39.9 400 RELAY

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1. Middletown ............... 3:24.2 2. Princeton .................. 3:25.9 3. Sycamore ................. 3:26.5" 4. Turpin ....................... 3:27.7 5. McNicholas .............. 3:28.0 3,200 RELAY 1.. Kings ......... : .............. 8:05.7 2. Sycamore ................. 8:09.0 3. Elder. ........................ 8:11.6 4. Moener .... .......... 8:12.4 5. Milford ...................... 8:14.6 SHOT PUT 1. Crum (Coleraln) ........ 52-1'h 2. Jackson (La Salle) ....... 51-8 3. Huff (Winton Woods) ... 51-7 4. Walker (Turpin) ........... 50-9 5. Conly (Amelia) .......... 50-6'h DISCUS 1. Nardini (St. X) ....... 153-11'h 2. Crum (Colerain) ......... 153-4 Womack (Colerain) .... 153-4 Walker (Turpln) .......... 153-4 f'. Dillingham (Prince.) ... 147-7 'LONG JUMP ·1. Hunter(Middle.) ..... 22-11% 2. Furlow (Western Hills).22-5 3. Thompson (Middle.).22-2V• 4. Ackerman (Eider) ........ 22-0 Hudepohl ILa Salle) ..... 22-0 HIGH JUMP 1. Reynolds (Lakota East).6-9 2. Ackerman (Elder) .......... 6-5 Schenke (Elder) ............. 5-5 4. Matthews (St. Xavler) .... 6-4 5. Shaw (Princeton) ....... 6-2'h POLE VAULT 1. C. Smith (Prlnceton) .... 15-7 Walter (Moeller) ............ 15-7 3. Russeii(Princeton) ...... 15-0 4. Albrinck (La Salle) ....... 14-6 f. Smith (Princeton) .... 14-6


Honor roll '-1-.::JHJ J TRACK AND FIELD BOYS 100 1. Hunter (Middletown) ................. 10.7 I. Ruth (Winton Woods) ............... 11.7 3. Dickey (Lakota West) .............. 10.8 4. WhHe (Walnut Hills) ................. 10.9 4. Daniels (Princeton) .................. 10.9 4. Wym (Reading) ....................... 10.9 4. Thompson (Middletownn) ......... I 0. 9 200 I. Ruth (Winton Woods) ............... 22.0 2. Gates (Middletown) .................. 22.2 3. Thompson (Middletown) ........... 22.3 3. Barnett (Princeton) .................. 22.3 5. Hunter (Middletown) ................. 22.4 5. Ahmad (Middletown) ................ 22.4 . 400 1. Gates (Middletown) .................. 48.9 I. Ahmad (Middletown) ................ 48.9 3. Barnett (Princeton)) ................. 50.7 4. Thompson (P~nceton)) ............. 50.8 5. Hall (Sycamore) ...................... 50.9 5. Utterback (Moeller) ....., ............ 50.9 5. W~ght (Princeton)) .............. .... 50.9 800 I. Rodenbaugh (lalalwanda) ..... 1:55.7 2. Smith (Eldet) ........................ 1:59.7 3. Bader (Le Selle) ................... 2:00.0 3. See (Middletown) .................. 2:00.0 5. Stallings (Princeton) .............. 2:01.0 1,800 I. Bader (Le Salle) ................... 4:20.2 2. Rodenbaugh (Talawanda) ...... 4:21.2 3. ·Busse (St. Xavier) ................. 4:23.3 4. Wayner (Oak Hills) ................ 4:27.0 5. Neumann (Moeller) ............... 4:27.7 3,200 I. Busse (St. Xavier) ................. 9:35.1 2. Rlschmann (Le Salle) ............ 9:35.4 3. Badet (Le Salle) ................... 9:37.3 4. Schwartz (Moeller) ................ 9:42.3 5. List (MUford) ......................... 9:46.5 110 Hurdles · I. Tipton (Walnul Hills) ................ '14.3 2. Johnson (Princeton) ................. 14.7 3. Gilcrest (St. Xavier) .................. 15.0 3. Hudepohl (La Salle) .................. 15.0 3. Woods (Princeton).::-................ 15.0 3. Glover (Midd'lown) ................... 15.0 300 Hurdles I. Tipton (Winton Woods) ............ 39.6 I. Bode (Milford) ......................... 39.6 3. Spurlock (Prtncelons) ............... 39.9 4. Hudepohl (La Selle) ..; ............... 40.0 5: Schroeder (Oak HUs) ................ 40.1 400 Relay I. Middletown ............................. 41.4 2. Western Hills ........................... 42.8 3. St. Xavier ................................ 43.3 4. Princeton ................................ 43.4 4. Winton Woods ................ :........ 43.7 · 1,600 Relay I. Middletown .......................... 3:24.2 2. Princeton ............................. 3:27.6 3. Winton Woods ...................... 3:29.0 4. Elder .................................... 3:29.6 4. Sycamore .. :......................... 3:29.6 3,200 Relay· I. Elder .................................... 8:14.1 2. Mlddlelown .......................... 8:16.0 3. Kings ................................... 8:18.2 4. St. Xavier ............................. 8:19.3 5. Oak Hills .............................. 8:20.0 Shot Put I. Crum (Colerain) .................... 52·1'h 2. Jackson (le Salle) ................... 51-8 3. Huff (Winton Woods) ............... Sl·7 4. Walker (Turpin) ....................... 50-9 5. Conly (Amelia) ..................... 50-61'> Discus . I. Nardini (St. X) .................. 153·11 I'> 2. Crum (Colerain) ..................... 153-4 2. Womack (Colerain) ............... 153-4 2. Walker (Turpin) ..................... 153-4 s. Grubb (Hamilton) ................ 144-7V. High lump I. Reynolds (Lakota E) .................. 6-9 2. Ackerman (Elder) ...................... 6-5 3. Mathews (St. Xavier) ................. 6·4 4. Thomas (Middletown) ................ 6-2 4. Jackson (Hamilton) .................... 6·2 4. Shaw (P~nceton) ....................... 6-2 4. Schenke (Elder) ......................... 6-2 4. Wlante (Oak Hills) ..................... 6·2 Lone lump I. Fu~w (Western His) ............ 22-2¥• 2. Ackerman (Elder) .................... 22-0 3. Hudepohl (Le Salle) ................. 22-0 4. Hunter (Middletown) .............. 21·10 5. Holland (Princeton) .................. 21-5 Pole Vault 1. Walter (Moeller) ...................... 15-0 I. Russell (Prlncelon) .................. 15-0 3. Albrlnck (La Salle) ................... 14-6 3. P. Smith (Princeton) ................ 14-6 3. C. Smith (Princeton) ................ 14-6


Area track teams gear up for season By Bob Queenan

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Princeton High School boys and girls track coach Ken Meibers, who has been coaching his sport for 31 years, says ,there are three top prep boys teams in the area this season. "They are La Salle, easily the best in this region with the top distance runners, Middletown, which has super sprinters, and St. Xavier, which ·has a good m.ix of both," said Meibers. "After them come Moeller, us (Princeton), Sycamore, Colerain, Elder, Lakota West, Harrison and Winton Woods," he said. "Colerain has the best girls team in the area and Middletown is right behind them." . La Salle and Colerain are coached by two of Meibers' pupils, the Russo brothers, Frank (La Salle) and Ron (Colerain boys and girls). "We've had a great run up to this point," said Frank Russo, ."and as the season starts, we obviously want to win our lOth Greater Catholic League title." I Russo and his team get things started this weekend with the NIKE Indoor Classic in Washington D.C., where defending Ohio Division I cross country ; c::hampion Alan Bader will run. Bader, a junior, ran a 4-minute, 24-secIond mile during a recent indoor meet. \ One of the premier distance runners in the area, Bader won the mile run in 1

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Spring. prep track meets· • Some of the upcoming track and field meets in which local teams will participate: • March 24 - GCL Relays. • March 28 - Fairfield Relays. • March 31 - LaRosa's Invitational at La Salle. • April 7 - Hilliard Davidson Invitational. • April 10 - La Salle Gold Medal Invitational. • Aprll17-18- Colerain Invitational. • April 20 - Dayton Relays. • April25- Viking (Princeton) Relays. • April 30-May 1 - Princeton Invitational. _• May 4-5 - Roose.velt Invitational at Dayton Welcome Stadium. • May 14-16-18 - District Meet at Fairfield & Anderson. • May 24·26 - Regionals at Dayton Welcome Stadium. • June 1-2 - State finals 'at Dayton Welcome Stadium.

Right down Cheviot Road from La Salle at Colerain, Ron Russo is getting his boys and girls ready. Ron Russo's boys have won two of the last three Greater Miami Conference titles, and th.e girls have won six crowns. Russo has coached the boys since 1990 and the girls since 1994. The Colerain girls team, bolstered by members of the defending state champion cross-country team, including senior Teri Littlepage (bound for University of Houston), Shelly Dickinson, Andrea Maas and Laura Kreuter, has high hopes for a state crown.

the Mideast Indoor Classic at Indiana University last week. Frank Russo said Bader has qualified for the 107th running of the Penn Relays this spring. He is the third Lancer to qualify for the prestigious national meet in Philadelphia. La Salle can also turn for points to long jump specialist Scott- Hudepohl, and to senior Matt Knueven, a hurdler who has accepted a football scholarship to Buffalo. ·

Boyscrosscounby Princeton Invitational (3.1 miles at Princeton Junior Hlth) Team Standings: l._M~er 51 •.2.

Middletown 88, 3. Mllford-mT,4,'";"f"camore 131, 5. Oak Hills 158, 6. Fairfield 167, 7. Princeton 202. 8. Kings 208, 9. Talawanda 273, 10. Wayne 304, 11. Turpin 312, 12. Weslem Brown 318, 13. Glen Esle 332, 14. Miamisburg 374, 15. Walnut Hitts 444, 16. Amelia 465, 17. , 'New Richmond 514, 18. Eastern Brown /', 535. 19. Loveland 589. 20. Anderson (B) · 6a7. 21. Bethel-Tate 639, 22. Bata11a 64'4, 23. CHCA 691, 24. Mount Healthy 694, 25. Gecrgetown 725, 26. Reading 787, 27. Purcell Martan 793,28. Summit 806, 29. Northwest 812, 30. Felicity 821. 31. Finneytown 824, 32. Waynes·

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(Rrst.place votes In parentllesas) OHIO BOYS TRACK 1. Middletown (12) ........................ 129 2. La Sane (1] ............................... 114 3. St Xavier .................................. 133 4. Moeller ...... 100 5. Princeton ................................... 86 6. 8der .......................................... 75 7. Winton Woods ............................ 59 . 8. Milford ••..•••..•••.. ......................... 18 9. Western Hills .............................. 17 10. Sycamore .......................... ,...... 16 Others: McNlcltolas 10, TQrpln 9, Oak IIliis 7. Anderson 4, Kings 4, Wlthrow 4. Lebanon 3, Fairfield 2, Colerain 1.

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!1:$1). Lakota East (37. Swartz 16:59, 77. Kalan 17:30, 84. MIUer 17:33, 93. Matthew Peters 17:44, 96. Michael Peters 17:54, 115. Hoops 18:5o). Individuals: 3. Dixon (Falrf)eld) 16:06, 9. Kellerman (McNicholas) 16:23, 33. Folz (Roger Bacon) 16:57, 36. Zimmerman (PMceton) 16:58, 42. Thompson (Prlncelon) 17:05, 46. Martin (Fair• field) 17:06, 53. Rhodenbaugh (Talawanda) 17:10, 86. Hibbard (Edge. wood) 17:34. -· .•


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Middletown ready to make By Dave Schutte Tflp

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Cleveland and Dayton teams . have dominated the boys state track meets the past 30 years with La Salle and ForeSt Pa.Ik the only Cincinnati-area teams to win championships. 'The Middletown Middies. third-place -finishers at last year's state meet, appear to have enough talent to make a run at the state championship June 1-2 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Based on the return of eight veterans and outstanding depth, roach Floyd HortOn's Middies we1-evoted No.1 in 1heE11quim's Division I preseason coaches' poll. .. . '1l1cy're the real deal," said La Salle coach Frank Rus.<;O, who's Lancers won the 1994 Division I state championship. "A lot of people think they have the talent to pull it off" 1. Middletown: If the Middies

Coaches' boys 1rack poD 1. Middletown (6) ...... 114

2. St. Xavier (3) .......... 111 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

La Salle (4) ............ 110 Moeller (1) ..... :.~ ...... 93 Sycamore ...... :......... 71 Elder ........................ 69 Princeton ................. .47 8. Anderson .................. 39 9. Colerain .................... 35 10. Winton Woods ........ 22 Others: Lebanon 14, Western Hills, 13,' Turpin 11, McNicholas 9, Loveland 8, Fairfield 7, Hamilton 6, Lakota East 4, Lakota West 3, Loveland 2, lakota West 1. First-place votes in parenthesis.

tory; Horton said. ·our depth. comes from more kids running and quality athletes." Scott See and Matt Meiser ~ead an (mpressive list of 14 dis. have a weakness, it's hard to tance runners who will compete in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 ·find. In every running and field meters. Darrell Hunter, Quincy ' ··event; Horton has one or more Edwards and Tyran Thompson • 'quality athletes competing for will be the top sprinters. Derek Thompson (high jump),. . Starting positions. \. Middletown will be strong in Thomas Paige (snot put), Hunter .the relays. The Middies won the and Tyran Thompson (longjump), 1,600meter relay state champi- and Matt BeattY and casey Ydrk onship and were runners-up in (pole vault) give Middletown depth in the field events. the 400 relay. 2. St xavier: If an early-sea'We may be the most wei~ rounded team in the school's his- son victory over La Salle and }

Princeton sprinter Chris Daniels charges out of the blocks at practice this week. Moeller in the GCL relays is an (pole vault), Pat Ross (discus), Indication of what to expect, look Matt Ziegler (long jump) and Nick for St Xavier to challenge . Nardini (discus) all veterans. Middletown for the No. 1 spOt. In past seasons, the sprints The Bombers' strongest and hurdles were a weakness events will be the distance races but not this year. Look for Mike with • Tim . eJnd Andy Gilcrest (hurdles), Matt Weitmarschen, Tim King and Mezinskis (sprints), ian Fehring Ryan Busse- all members of the and Matt Ziegler to perform well. stat~ champion cross country 3. La Salle: Optimism is at an team, the top performers. al~time high with Russo confident Scoring in the field events the Lancers can win a 10th coowon't be a problem with Tom~ secutive GCL SoUth champiMathews (high jump), Joe Crea onship and finish No. 1 in the poll

Moeller High School 2000-01 Track Articles  
Moeller High School 2000-01 Track Articles