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HIGH SCHOOLS — AREA TEAMS IN POSTSEASON ACTION AROUND THE STATE

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Div. 3 track and field ■ Columbia Central junior thrower David Scouten has a dominating day at the state meet, winning a pair of state championships, Page B5 ■ Michigan Center’s Tonia Pratt takes home a state title of her own in the shot put and adds a secondplace finish in the discus, Page B5 ■ Injuries keep some area standouts from performing their best, as the Albion boys fails to win a third consecutive state title and Michigan Center’s Michael Parker finishes second in both hurdles events, Page B5

Div. 4 track and field ■ The Concord boys track team finishes the season at the very top — with a state championship, Page B5

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Michigan Center’s Tonia Pratt winds up to throw the discus at the Division 3 state track and field championships in Comstock Park on Saturday. Pratt finished second in the discus and won the shot put.

Division 4 baseball

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â–  Two Jackson-area teams met on the diamond for a district championship, but a bench-clearing brawl between Big Eight conference rivals Concord and Homer not only marred the contest, it will keep either team from advancing to the regional tournament, barring an appeal, as both were disqualified from the tournament, Page B5

■ Columbia Central’s great season continues with a first for the program, as the Golden Eagles are first-time district champions, Page B7

â–  Few would have picked Hanover-Horton to win a district championship after a tough season, but those few would have been correct, Page B6

â–  The Western girls soccer team fights off injuries and goes to double overtime to beat Vicksburg for its first district championship since 2006, Page B8

Division 3 softball

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More district action

■ Hanover-Horton’s tough win in a district semifinal propels the Comets past Reading in the district title game, Page B7

â–  East Jackson knocks off a pair of Cascades Conference rivals to win its first district championship since 1979, Page B6

■ Roundups for all the Jacksonarea baseball, softball and soccer teams playing in Saturday’s district title games, Pages B6-8

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LaMarre projected as possible 1st-round pick By Mike Pryson mpryson@citpat.com — 768-4963

Lumen Christi High School baseball coach Mick Kalahar had a pretty good inkling early on that Ryan LaMarre was going to be something special. Just thinking of LaMarre’s high school years at Lumen Christi gives Kalahar a tired arm. CITIZEN PATRIOT NEWS SERVICE FILE PHOTO “He was definitely special Michigan’s Ryan LaMarre connects for a single against from the get-go,� Kalahar Michigan State during a game May 12 at Michigan’s Ray said. “He was always wantFisher Stadium in Ann Arbor. ing to learn the game, and

he worked extremely hard. He was always asking me to throw extra batting practice. “I think I threw more LAMARRE BP to him over the years than the other 70 kids I’ve coached combined. He wore my arm out. That’s no knock on the other 70 kids, but Ryan was just relentless.� At the University of Michi-

gan, LaMarre wore out plenty of pitchers. Monday, LaMarre hopes to hear his name called on the first day of the three-day Major League Baseball draft. Baseball America magazine, the recognized authority on prospects and the draft, has ranked outfielder LaMarre the No. 1 prospect from the state of Michigan and the No. 32 draft prospect in the country. LaMarre, who last week completed his junior season at Michigan, is one of three

players with Jackson-area ties who are showing up on lists of draft prospects. Central Michigan University senior catcher Dale Cornstubble, a graduate of Homer High School, is rated as the No. 12 prospect from the state, and Jackson Community College shortstop Randon Henika from Bay City is ranked See LAMARRE, on B2

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Cornstubble could be an MLB draft choice By Mike Pryson mpryson@citpat.com — 768-4963

Dale Cornstubble was a classic all-field, little-hit catcher when he began his freshman baseball season at Homer High School. Cornstubble, who last week completed his senior season Central CORNSTUBBLE at Michigan, has come a long way and has since developed into a middle-of-the-lineup hitter. He’s hoping to get the call from a Major League team during the baseball draft that takes place Monday through Wednesday. If selected, Cornstubble would be the fourth Homer High School product taken in the baseball draft and second player selected in the past four years. Pitcher Josh Collmenter was a 15th-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007. Pitcher Jeremiah Johnson was a 63rd-round pick of the New York Yankees in 1995. John Johnson was selected twice, in the 34th round of the 1987 draft by the Detroit Tigers and again in the 26th round by the Texas Rangers in 1990. Collmenter is currently playing for the Mobile Bay Bears, the Diamondbacks’ Double-A

club in the Southern League. Homer baseball coach Scott Salow thinks Cornstubble is ready to move up to the next level. “From his freshman year in high school, defensively especially, he was a special player,” Salow said. “And offensively, he got better every year. He was a singles hitter at best and batted ninth in our batting order his first two years, and he ended up batting third his last two years for us. “He made the same kind of progress at Central Michigan.” Cornstubble hit .326 his senior year at Central Michigan for the regular-season champions of the Mid-American Conference. He had 17 extrabase hits in 218 at-bats. He hit one home run, that coming in the MAC tournament. This is Cornstubble’s third and final year of draft eligibility. Players are eligible after their senior year in high school and after both their junior and senior years of college. Junior college players are eligible after their freshman and sophomore years. “Dale was disappointed he didn’t get drafted last year,” Salow said. “But he handled it in stride and put himself in a good position this time. “I don’t care if he’s the last pick in the 50th round. I just hope he gets his chance. He’s a good kid.”

The word on LaMarre What the baseball prospect watchers are saying online about Ryan LaMarre:

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Fowler holds 3-shot lead at the Memorial

confirm the reports before Boston practiced the day before Game 2 of the series, but both he and his players agreed that Thibodeau would be a good choice. Bulls officials declined comment. The Rickie Fowler is one round closer to join- team and the NBA agreed to wait until after ing the youth movement on the PGA Tour. the finals are over to make the hiring official. On another day of rain at the Memorial, Fowler, 21, extended his bogey-free streak to 52 holes and made enough birdies for a 3-under-par 69 Saturday that gave him a Nick Price shot a 6-under-par 65 to pull three-shot lead going into the final round at into a tie with Tommy Armour III after the Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. second round at the Principal Charity ClasFowler was at 16 under and had the larg- sic on Saturday in West Des Moines, Iowa. est 54-hole lead at the Memorial since Price and Armour, will enter today’s final Tiger Woods led by six in 2000. A victory round at 10 under. would be the third by a player 22 years old Don Pooley, who won at Iowa in 2003, or younger in the past six weeks. shot a 65 and was at 9 under. Bruce Ricky Barnes, who played with Woods, Vaughan, Dan Forsman and Russ Cochran dazzled the large gallery with a 10-underwere at 8 under. par 62 and was at 203, along with Tim Petrovic (68). Woods, the defending champion, shot a 69 with a double bogey and was 10 shots Rockin’ Robin will have to wait until next behind. Phil Mickelson also failed to take season, but Florida International shortstop advantage of the soft and vulnerable course Garrett Wittels can now identify a bit with with a 70, leaving him eight shots back. Joltin’ Joe. Wittels extended his hitting streak to 56 games Saturday — the same number of Joe DiMaggio’s major league-record hit streak The Boston Celtics apparently will need in 1941 — but the Golden Panthers were a new assistant coach after the NBA finals. eliminated with a 15-9 loss to Dartmouth in Tom Thibodeau accepted the Chicago the NCAA Coral Gables regional. Bulls’ head coaching job Saturday, accordWittels is two games shy of the Division I ing to multiple media reports in Chicago. record set by Oklahoma State’s Robin VenCeltics coach Doc Rivers would not tura in 1987.

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“He has good bat speed and foot speed, giving him an exciting blend of power and speed. His makeup also receives high marks, and as he continues to hit this spring, more and more believe he may have a chance to squeeze into the back end of the first round. Being picked in the supplemental first-round or second is more likely.” — 5tooltalk.com “Ryan LaMarre is one of the most athletic prospects in the 2010 MLB Draft. LaMarre has increased his stock this spring as much as any other draft prospect and has been linked to several clubs as a potential late firstround selection.” — Prospectjunkies.com “He’s one of the best college athletes available. He’s a legitimate center fielder with a decent arm. He has enough bat speed and lift in his right-handed stroke to project as a plus hitter with slightly above-average power. Area scouts love his makeup, raving about his gamer mentality, work ethic and value as a teammate.” — Baseball America

LaMarre set to make jump to pro baseball No. 15 in the state by Baseball America. Mock drafts published during the past month on the magazine’s website have had LaMarre going as high as No. 23 (to Florida) to falling just out of the first round and into the sandwich round. That sandwich round encompasses picks 33-50 awarded to teams as compensation for losing free agents. The Detroit Tigers have no first-round picks, but they do pick at No. 44 (for losing Fernando Rodney to the Angels) and No. 48 (for losing Brandon Lyon to the Astros) in the sandwich round. Detroit, the New York Yankees (who pick 32nd) and the Toronto Blue Jays (who have picks at 11, 38 and 41) are among teams that have interviewed LaMarre. LaMarre was with the Tigers in Lakeland, Fla., on Friday. Baseball America’s latest mock draft, published on its website on Friday, had LaMarre going to the Yankees at No. 32 in the first round. The draft will go as many as 50 rounds. Teams may drop out and stop selecting players at any time prior to the conclusion of the 50th round. This is the second time LaMarre has been eligible for the draft. He was not drafted out of high school, despite a few calls from teams before the draft. “Ryan was pretty much unsignable out of high school,” Kalahar said. “Players are drafted, especially in the first 10 rounds, on signability. Teams don’t want to draft a player they can’t sign.” LaMarre scared off some teams after he signed on to play at Michigan.

“Ryan is very intelligent, and he had a desire to go to school,” Kalahar said. “He knew he had a great opportunity at Michigan.” And LaMarre made the most of that opportunity. As a sophomore, LaMarre led the Wolverines in batting average (.344) and runs scored (55) while slugging 12 home runs. LaMarre missed 18 games his junior year because of a broken thumb, but he roared back to lead Michigan in hitting (.419), slugging percentage (.694) and on-base percentage (.453). He was named first-team All-Big Ten this year after being named to the conference’s second team as a sophomore. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound LaMarre also was named to the Big Ten all-tournament team this spring. “I knew from the first time I saw him as a freshman that he was different from everyone else,” Kalahar said of LaMarre, who also lettered at Lumen Christi in hockey and football. “He had a tenacity about him from playing three different sports. He was also a really smart kid who was always asking questions about the game. “Ryan would ask about positions he knew he would never play. He just wanted to know everything there was to know about the different positions.” LaMarre knew just what he was going to do with that knowledge he acquired. “He knew he would never play third base, for instance,” Kalahar said. “He just wanted to know everything about the defense, about where they played and where they moved. He figured it would help him as a hitter.”

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LOS ANGELES — He was a coach when coaching meant something else, long before the job became a pathway to riches and fame. A coach when studentathletes were really students, and the thought of making millions of dollars rolling out basketballs in the gym seemed preposterous. A coach when it meant more to mold the lives of young men than to proclaim his own greatness. A coach who offered a new life lesson to his charges almost every day. “Learn as if you were going to live forever,” he would tell his players. “Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.” John Wooden didn’t live forever. His tomorrow finally came Friday, when he quietly passed away just months before his 100th birthday. The end came, fittingly enough, on the same UCLA campus where he tutored a player then known as Lew Alcindor. The same place he seemingly couldn’t lose with Bill Walton. The place where he dispensed wisdom that his players remembered long after they had forgotten the X’s and O’s. “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player,” he would say. His players listened. How could they not when the man giving advice lived by the same code? “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but what you should have accomplished with your ability,” Wooden would warn them. Bill Walton was one of those with ability, and tons of it. The redhead was one of the greatest college players ever and the bedrock of the UCLA team in the early ’70s that won the 88 straight. Walton was also very much an individual in a time of individualism. One day, during a break in the season, he showed up at practice with a wild, red beard, ready to play for a coach who didn’t allow facial hair. “It’s my right,” he told Wooden. “That’s good, Bill,” Wooden replied. “I admire people who have strong beliefs and stick by them. We’re going to miss you.” The beard, of course, went. And although Walton finally graduated and moved on, his friendship with his coach grew by the year. Indeed, Wooden did what he preached, living his life for others. His style was authoritarian, but his players graduated and the messages sank in a lot more than they missed the mark. He encouraged them to take chances, urged them to be all they could be. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything,” he would tell them. “I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” As word got out about his final hospitalization, students who hadn’t even been born the last time he worked a game rallied on the UCLA campus in tribute. Words of tribute, meanwhile, began flowing the moment his death was announced. But the words that matter most are the ones his players still remember. The same words they’ve passed on to their children and their children’s children. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you,” he told them. As hard as it is to imagine, John Wooden is gone. His dreams, however, live on. — Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press.

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Francesca Schiavone reacts Saturday after defeating Samantha Stosur in the French Open women’s final in Paris. fit with rust-colored clay, relishing the 6-4, 7-6 (2) win over the No. 7-seeded Stosur and the many little steps that brought her there, right where she always believed she could be. Schiavone curled over and kissed the court, giving thanks to “this clay, this beautiful tournament and this arena,” as she put it later, for giving her “this opportunity and all the emotion that I am living.” She turns 30 this month, making her the oldest woman since 1969 to win her

first Grand Slam championship. On Monday, Schiavone will rise to a career-best No. 6 in the WTA rankings, making her the oldest woman since 1998 to make her top-10 debut. Consider how far she has come in only 12 months: At the 2009 French Open, Schiavone was ranked 50th and lost in the first round against — you guessed it — Stosur. “When you achieve goals with selfawareness, by working on who you are and what you do every day of your life, you’re able to appreciate it much more,” she said in Italian. “I finally was ready to win this trophy.” Both she and those around her say the way Schiavone has grown as a person off the court in recent years helps her perform better on the court. She never had been past the quarterfinals at 38 previous major tournaments and had won only three titles anywhere. “I wasn’t like this 10 years ago. They know,” she said, nodding toward Italian journalists who’ve tracked her career. “I decided to express myself, to be free, to be able to share my joy. Why not? When you give, you also can receive.” Neither of Saturday’s participants played in a Grand Slam singles final before — only the fifth such matchup in the 42-year Open era — and everything was new. “It was a big occasion,” Stosur said, “and you never really know how you’re going to react.”

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Gasol a sparkplug for Lakers LOS ANGELES — Pau Gasol used to spend this week in Paris each year, sitting in the shade at Roland Garros and watching Rafael Nadal torment his opponents on the clay courts. Gasol’s gracious summers ended when the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Gasol just more than two years ago from the woebegone Memphis Grizzlies, putting him in the thick of the NBA finals for the past three seasons. His good friend Rafa is on his own these days — and

judging by Gasol’s performance in Game 1 against the Boston Celtics, the 7-foot Spaniard is growing into a world-beater himself. Gasol showcased his evolving toughness with every rebound and big defensive play in the Lakers’ 102-89 victory in Thursday’s opener. He had 23 points and 14 rebounds while leading the Lakers’ physical game with a stifling, aggressive performance against Kevin Garnett, who dominated their matchup in the clubs’ 2008 finals meeting.

“I had to get myself mentally and physically ready for those types of challenges,” Gasol said Friday after the Lakers’ workout at Staples Center. “Just to be able to deliver and play the way I can perform, I had to work throughout these two years to be the kind of player that I am today.” The Celtics don’t have Gasol to kick around any more, and it’s giving the Lakers an early advantage. Game 2 is tonight at Staples Center.

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Drosselmeyer pulls upset in Belmont NEW YORK — Drosselmeyer pulled off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, seizing the lead in the stretch and giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race. Sent off at odds of 13-1, Drosselmeyer defeated Fly Down by three-quarters of a length on a hot, sunny Saturday in front of 45,243 at Belmont Park. Preakness runner-up First Dude was third after setting the pace for most of the 11⁄2miles. Derby runner-up Ice Box finished ninth as the 9-5 favorite for trainer Nick Zito in the 12-horse field. Drosselmeyer, a 3-year-old chestnut colt owned by WinStar Farm, won in 2 minutes, 31.57 seconds. The son of Distorted Humor also gave jockey Mike Smith his first Belmont win in his 13th try. Drosselmeyer returned $28, $11.60 and $7.70. Fly Down, with John Velazquez aboard, paid $6.80 and $5.10. First Dude returned $4.90 to show. Smith won by keeping his long-striding colt in the clear. They eased to the outside for the run down the backstretch, keeping First

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5k Run/Walk • 5 Mile Hybrid Saturday, June 12 Exciting changes for the 40th Annual Rose Run this year! www.roserun.net for details. Cost Before June 12: All events take place on the campus Age Groups for 5K Walk, 5K Walk & Run........................................ $20 of JCC. All proceeds benefit the 5K Run, and 5 Mile Hybrid: 5 mi Hybrid ............................................. $20 12 & Under 13-14, 15-17, 18-24, 25-29, 5 mi Hybrid Team .................................... $40 JCC Cross Country team. Kids Run ................................................. $1 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55Again, this year there will be a 5 km 59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, Cost on Race Day: 5K Walk & Run........................................ $30 run and walk and kids fun run. Also, 85-89, 90+ 5 mi Hybrid ............................................. $30 back is the hybrid race, run partially Hybrid relay groups (6): Male, female, 5 mi Hybrid Team .................................... $60 on the road and the JCC X-country coed total age Under 55 - 55 Over Kids Run ................................................. $2 course. Email: OlsenBrianP@jccmi.edu - Ph. 517-796-8455 - FAX 517-796-8624 There will also be a 3 member relay race with each member running approximately 1/3 of the 5 mile hybrid course. The 2nd runner runs a two mile leg , all on trails. The course is designed so that team members can cheer their teammates on. This should prove to be a very exciting event! Awards to the top M, F, and mixed teams with total age under 55, 55 and older. 5 km run and 5 km walk take place on the roads around the JCC campus. Special awards to male/female overall, masters and grandmasters. Prizes to 3 deep in each age category. T-shirt to all participants.

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PARIS — For more than a decade as a professional tennis player, Francesca Schiavone waited and worked to reach this particular moment on this particular court, and there was no way she was going to conceal her excitement about arriving. As Schiavone moved closer, point by important point, to winning the French Open title and giving Italy its first female champion at a Grand Slam tournament, she let everyone watching share in the sheer joy. At 2-all in the second-set tiebreaker of Saturday’s taut final against Samantha Stosur of Australia, Schiavone hit a forehand volley winner and raised a fist, well aware she was four points from victory. Schiavone next smacked a volley to end a nine-stroke exchange and jumped to celebrate. Three points away. A forehand winner followed, and Schiavone screamed. Two points away. She slid through the red clay and, lunging, poked yet another volley winner. She yelled again, hopping in place. One point away. And then, after delivering a spin-laden backhand from the baseline, Schiavone watched the ball glance off Stosur’s racket frame and deflect harmlessly in the wrong direction. Zero points away. The 17th-seeded Schiavone covered her face with both hands, then dropped to the ground and stayed on her back for a few moments, smearing her white out-

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First female Italian to win Grand Slam event celebrates title

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SUNDAY JUNE 6, 2010

JEFF BLEILER 768-4984 JBLEILER@CITPAT.COM

JACKSON CITIZEN PATRIOT

HIGH SCHOOLS Soccer

Division 2 district At Vicksburg WESTERN 2, VICKSBURG 1 SECOND HALF: 1, Danielle Peterson, Vicksburg, 36:16. 2, Mary Stoner, Western (Alyssa Joseph), 1:24. SECOND OVERTIME: 3, Lauren Bacon, Western (Libby Ellis), 13:58. Shots: Western 7, Vicksburg 2. Goalie saves: Brooklyn Morgan, Western, 1. Records: Western 16-4-1, Vicksburg 5-15-0. Division 3 district At Onsted ANN ARBOR GABRIEL RICHARD 6, LESLIE 0 FIRST HALF: 1, Monica Pagani (Sarah Falvey), 35:00. 2, Mary Yocum (Marlena Stante), 33:00. 3, Martha Sorenson, 2:19 SECOND HALF: 4, Pagani (Yocum), 39:20. 5, Pagani (Sorenson), 32:58. 6, Falvey, 13:27. Records: Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 11-2-5, Leslie 7-11-1.

BASEBALL American League East Division W L Tampa Bay 36 20 New York 34 22 Boston 33 24 Toronto 33 24 Baltimore 15 41 Central Division W L 32 23 29 26 23 32 23 34 21 33

Minnesota Detroit Chicago Kansas City Cleveland

Pct .643 .607 .579 .579 .268

GB — 2 31⁄2 1 3 ⁄2 21

Pct GB .582 — .527 3 .418 9 .404 10 .389 101⁄2

West Division W L Pct GB Texas 30 25 .545 — Oakland 29 27 .518 11⁄2 Los Angeles 30 28 .517 11⁄2 Seattle 22 33 .400 8 Friday’s Late Results Minnesota 5, Oakland 4, 11 innings L.A. Angels 7, Seattle 1 Saturday’s Results Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 2, 14 innings L.A. Angels 11, Seattle 2 Texas 6, Tampa Bay 1 Boston 8, Baltimore 2 Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Detroit 4, Kansas City 2 Minnesota at Oakland, (n) Today’s Games Detroit (Bonderman 2-3) at Kansas City (Bannister 5-3), 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 4-5) at Toronto (Morrow 4-4), 1:07 p.m. Boston (Lackey 6-3) at Baltimore (Matusz 2-6), 1:35 p.m. Cleveland (Westbrook 3-3) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 3-6), 2:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Garza 5-4) at Texas (Harden 3-1), 3:05 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 6-2) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 5-3), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 3-6) at Seattle (J.Vargas 4-2), 4:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Boston at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Tigers Box Score TIGERS 4, ROYALS 2 Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi AJcksn cf 5 0 0 0 Pdsdnk lf 5 0 0 0 Kelly lf 5 0 0 0 Kendall c 5 1 2 0 Damon dh 5 0 0 0 DeJess rf 4 1 1 0 MiCarr 1b 4 2 2 1 BButler 1b 3 0 1 0 Boesch rf 2 1 1 0 JGuilln dh 3 0 1 1 CGuilln 2b 4 1 2 2 Blmqst pr-dh 0 0 0 0 Inge 3b 4 0 1 1 Callasp 3b 3 0 0 1 Avila c 3 0 2 0 Aviles 2b 4 0 1 0 Santiag ss 4 0 2 0 Maier cf 4 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 3 0 0 0 Totals 36 4 10 4 Totals 34 2 6 2 Detroit

Detroit Kansas City

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E—Santiago (4), Mi.Cabrera (7). DP—Detroit 1, Kansas City 1. LOB— Detroit 8, Kansas City 9. 2B—C.Guillen (9), Kendall (12), B.Butler (16). HR— Mi.Cabrera (17). IP H R ER BB SO Detroit Verlander W,6-4 7 5 2 2 3 4 Zumaya 0 0 0 0 1 0 1⁄3 1 0 0 Coke H,7 0 0 Valverde S,12-13 1 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Kansas City Hochevar L,5-4 7 6 1 1 2 10 Bl.Wood 1 3 3 3 1 0 D.Hughes 1 1 0 0 0 0 Verlander pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Zumaya pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP—Bl.Wood. Balk—Verlander. Umpires—Home, Kerwin Danley; First, C.B. Bucknor; Second, Doug Eddings; Third, Dana DeMuth. T—2:58. A—24,383 (37,840). Friday’s Late AL Linescores TWINS 5, ATHLETICS 4, 11 innings Minnesota 200 002 000 01 — 5 8 1 Oakland 000 100 210 00 — 4 7 1 S.Baker, Mijares (8), Guerrier (9), Rauch (11) and Butera; Braden, Bowers (7), T.Ross (8), Breslow (9), A.Bailey (11) and K.Suzuki. W—Guerrier 1-1. L—A.Bailey 0-2. Sv—Rauch (14). HRs—Minnesota, Morneau (13). Oakland, Kouzmanoff (6), R.Davis (2). ANGELS 7, MARINERS 1 Los Angeles 022 000 300— 7 8 0 Seattle 000 010 000— 1 9 1 J.Saunders, F.Rodriguez (7), T.Bell (8) and Napoli; Snell, White (6), C.Cordero (7), Olson (8) and Alfonzo. W—J.Saunders 4-6. L—Snell 0-4. HRs— Los Angeles, H.Matsui (8), J.Rivera (8). Saturday’s AL Linescores BLUE JAYS 3, YANKEES 2 (14 innings) N. York 000 020 000 000 00 — 2 8 0 Toronto 010 000 100 000 01 — 3 10 0 Pettitte, Chamberlain (8), D.Marte (10), D.Robertson (10), Park (12), Gaudin (14) and Cervelli; R.Romero, S.Downs (9), Gregg (10), Camp (11), Janssen (13) and J.Buck. W—Janssen 4-0. L—Gaudin 0-3. HRs—New York, Jeter (6). Toronto, V.Wells (14), Ale. Gonzalez (12). RANGERS 6, RAYS 1 Tampa Bay 010 000 000— 1 5 2 Texas 310 002 00x— 6 10 3 J.Shields, Benoit (8) and Jaso; Tom. Hunter and M.Ramirez. W—Tom. Hunter 1-0. L—J.Shields 5-4. HRs— Tampa Bay, S.Rodriguez (2). Texas, Hamilton (11). ANGELS 11, MARINERS 2 Los Angeles 001 006 400—11 12 0 Seattle 000 010 001— 2 8 0 E.Santana, Bulger (7), S.Shields (9) and Bo.Wilson; Rowland-Smith, Olson (6), Kelley (6), White (6), League (8), C.Cordero (9) and Ro.Johnson. W— E.Santana 6-3. L—Olson 0-1. INDIANS 3, WHITE SOX 1 Cleveland 000 200 010— 3 9 0 Chicago 000 100 000— 1 7 0 Talbot, C.Perez (8), K.Wood (9) and Marson; Peavy, Thornton (8), Jenks (9) and R.Castro. W—Talbot 7-4. L—Peavy 4-5. Sv—K.Wood (4). RED SOX 8, ORIOLES 2 Boston 000 000 116— 8 9 0 Baltimore 000 000 002— 2 6 0 Lester, D.Bard (7), Nelson (9), R.Ramirez (9) and Varitek; Guthrie, Da.Hernandez (8), Ohman (9), Berken (9) and Wieters. W—Lester 7-2. L—Guthrie 3-6. HRs—Boston, Youkilis (12).

National League East Division W L Atlanta 32 23 Philadelphia 30 24 New York 29 27 Florida 28 29 Washington 27 30

Pct GB .582 — .556 11⁄2 .518 31⁄2 .491 5 .474 6

Central Division W L St. Louis 33 23 Cincinnati 32 24 Chicago 25 30 Pittsburgh 23 32 Milwaukee 22 34 Houston 21 35

Pct .589 .571 .455 .418 .393 .375

GB — 1 71⁄2 91⁄2 11 12

West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 32 23 .582 — 32 23 .582 — San Diego San Francisco 29 25 .537 21⁄2 Colorado 28 26 .519 31⁄2 Arizona 21 34 .382 11 Friday’s Late Results San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 4 Arizona 7, Colorado 6 L.A. Dodgers 5, Atlanta 4 Saturday’s Results N.Y. Mets 6, Florida 1 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 4, 11 innings Chicago Cubs 8, Houston 5 Cincinnati 5, Washington 1 Philadelphia 6, San Diego 2 Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 3 Colorado at Arizona, (n) Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Today’s Games Florida (Nolasco 5-4) at N.Y. Mets (Takahashi 4-2), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-3) at Washington (Stammen 1-2), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Correia 5-4) at Philadelphia (Blanton 1-4), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 5-2) at Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-3), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 3-3) at Houston (Myers 3-3), 2:05 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 6-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Ely 3-2), 4:10 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 10-1) at Arizona (R.Lopez 2-3), 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee (M.Parra 1-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 5-2), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Late NL Linescores GIANTS 6, PIRATES 4 San Francisco 000 024 000— 6 10 1 Pittsburgh 040 000 000— 4 5 0 J.Sanchez, S.Casilla (7), Mota (8), Br.Wilson (9) and Whiteside; Duke, Meek (7), Donnelly (8), Hanrahan (9) and Doumit. W—J.Sanchez 4-4. L—Duke 3-6. Sv—Br.Wilson (14). HRs— San Francisco, Whiteside (4), Uribe (8), A.Huff (7). DIAMONDBACKS 7, ROCKIES 6 Colorado 102 003 000— 6 5 0 Arizona 201 001 102— 7 12 1 Cook, Daley (6), Beimel (6), Belisle (7), R.Flores (8), R.Betancourt (8), Corpas (9) and Olivo; I.Kennedy, Vasquez (7), Qualls (9) and Snyder, Hester. W—Qualls 1-2. L—Corpas 1-3. HRs— Colorado, C.Gonzalez (8), S.Smith (9), Stewart (7). Arizona, J.Upton (9), C.Young (9). DODGERS 5, BRAVES 4 Atlanta 002 000 200— 4 6 0 Los Angeles 220 000 10x— 5 10 1 Kawakami, O’Flaherty (7), J.Chavez (8) and D.Ross; Kershaw, Kuo (7), Broxton (9) and R.Martin. W—Kuo 1-1. L—Kawakami 0-8. Sv—Broxton (14). Saturday’s NL Linescores CARDINALS 5, BREWERS 4, 11 innings Milwaukee 100 003 000 00 — 4 7 0 St. Louis 400 000 000 01 — 5 9 2 Narveson, Loe (7), Villanueva (8), Axford (10) and Kottaras; Ottavino, D.Reyes (6), McClellan (6), T.Miller (7), Motte (8), Franklin (10), Boggs (11) and Y.Molina. W—Boggs 1-2. L—Axford 1-1. HRs—Milwaukee, Weeks (9). St. Louis, Pujols (13). METS 6, MARLINS 1 Florida 000 000 100— 1 7 0 New York 023 010 00x— 6 10 0 N.Robertson, Sanches (5), Sosa (6), Buente (7) and R.Paulino; Niese, Mejia (8), Nieve (9) and Barajas. W—Niese 22. L—N.Robertson 4-5. HRs—New York, D.Wright (10). PHILLIES 6, PADRES 2 San Diego 020 000 000— 2 7 0 Philadelphia 004 020 00x— 6 10 0 Garland, Thatcher (8) and Torrealba; Moyer and C.Ruiz. W—Moyer 65. L—Garland 6-3. HRs—Philadelphia, Werth (10). CUBS 8, ASTROS 5 Chicago 010 201 220— 8 12 1 Houston 101 000 102— 5 8 1 Dempster, Marshall (7), Stevens (8), Marmol (9) and K.Hill; Oswalt, Fulchino (8), G.Chacin (8), W.Wright (9) and Quintero. W—Dempster 4-5. L—Oswalt 3-8. Sv—Marmol (12). HRs—Chicago, Ar.Ramirez (5), Colvin (6). Houston, Keppinger (1), Quintero (2). PIRATES 6, GIANTS 3 San Francisco 000 002 001— 3 9 0 Pittsburgh 103 200 00x— 6 13 1 Wellemeyer, D.Bautista (4), Runzler (6), Romo (7) and B.Molina, Whiteside, Posey; Maholm, Meek (7), Hanrahan (8), Dotel (9) and Doumit. W—Maholm 4-4. L—Wellemeyer 3-5. HRs—Pittsburgh, Doumit (6), A.McCutchen (7). REDS 5, NATIONALS 1 Cincinnati 100 010 030— 5 10 1 Washington 000 001 000— 1 8 3 Leake, Rhodes (8), F.Cordero (9) and R.Hernandez; Atilano, T.Walker (8), S.Burnett (8), Batista (8), Slaten (9) and Nieves. W—Leake 5-0. L—Atilano 5-2.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup

Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race today At Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 169.485. 2. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 169.138. 3. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 169.097. 4. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 168.963. 5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 168.868. 6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 168.84. 7. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 168.805. 8. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 168.713. 9. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 168.669. 10. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 168.612. 11. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 168.3. 12. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 168.24. 13. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 168.205. 14. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 168.124. 15. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 168.036. 16. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 167.973. 17. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 167.863. 18. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 167.823. 19. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 167.785. 20. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 167.679. 21. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 167.538. 22. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 167.529. 23. (83) Casey Mears, Toyota, 167.51. 24. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 167.476. 25. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 167.392. 26. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 167.392. 27. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 167.212. 28. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 167.177. 29. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 167.115. 30. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 167.047. 31. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 166.982. 32. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota,

166.976. 33. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 166.821. 34. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 166.738. 35. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 166.098. 36. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 165.972. 37. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 165.929. 38. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 165.865. 39. (64) Chad McCumbee, Toyota, 165.688. 40. (36) Geoff Bodine, Chevrolet, 165.411. 41. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 165.116. 42. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (26) David Stremme, Ford, 165.277. Failed to Qualify 44. (09) Terry Cook, Chevrolet, 164.51. 45. (7) Ted Musgrave, Toyota, 164.456.

BASKETBALL NBA Playoffs

NBA FINALS (Best-of-7) Thursday’s Result L.A. Lakers 102, Boston 89, L.A. Lakers lead series 1-0 Today’s Game Boston at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Game L.A. Lakers at Boston, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Game L.A. Lakers at Boston, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 13 L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 15 Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, June 17 Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. x-to be played if necessary

WNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Atlanta 7 2 .778 Connecticut 4 2 .667 Indiana 4 3 .571 Washington 4 4 .500 Chicago 3 4 .429 New York 2 4 .333

GB — 11⁄2 2 21⁄2 3 31⁄2

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Seattle 6 1 .857 — Phoenix 3 3 .500 21⁄2 Tulsa 3 3 .500 21⁄2 San Antonio 2 4 .333 31⁄2 Minnesota 2 6 .250 41⁄2 Los Angeles 1 5 .167 41⁄2 Friday’s Late Result Phoenix 90, Los Angeles 89 Saturday’s Results Atlanta 86, Washington 79, OT Indiana 78, New York 73 Tulsa at Chicago, 8 p.m. Seattle at Los Angeles, (n) Today’s Games San Antonio at Connecticut, 1 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Seattle, 9 p.m.

HOCKEY NHL Playoffs STANLEY CUP FINALS (Best-of-7) Friday’s Result Philadelphia 5, Chicago 3, series tied 2-2 Today’s Game Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Game Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. x-Friday’s Game Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-to be played if necessary

TENNIS French Open

Saturday’s Results At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $21.1 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Women Championship Francesca Schiavone (17), Italy, def. Sam Stosur (7), Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (2). French Open Women’s Champions 2010 — Francesca Schiavone 2009 — Svetlana Kuznetsova 2008 — Ana Ivanovic 2007 — Justine Henin 2006 — Justine Henin-Hardenne 2005 — Justine Henin-Hardenne 2004 — Anastasia Myskina 2003 — Justine Henin-Hardenne 2002 — Serena Williams 2001 — Jennifer Capriati 2000 — Mary Pierce 1999 — Steffi Graf 1998 — Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1997 — Iva Majoli 1996 — Steffi Graf 1995 — Steffi Graf 1994 — Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1993 — Steffi Graf 1992 — Monica Seles 1991 — Monica Seles 1990 — Monica Seles 1989 — Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1988 — Steffi Graf 1987 — Steffi Graf 1986 — Chris Evert Lloyd 1985 — Chris Evert Lloyd 1984 — Martina Navratilova 1983 — Chris Evert Lloyd 1982 — Martina Navratilova 1981 — Hana Mandlikova 1980 — Chris Evert Lloyd 1979 — Chris Evert Lloyd 1978 — Virginia Ruzici 1977 — Mima Jausovec 1976 — Sue Barker 1975 — Chris Evert 1974 — Chris Evert 1973 — Margaret Smith Court 1972 — Billie Jean King 1971 — Evonne Goolagong 1970 — Margaret Smith Court 1969 — Margaret Smith Court 1968 — Nancy Richey 1967 — Francoise Durr 1966 — Ann Haydon Jones 1965 — Lesley Turner 1964 — Margaret Smith 1963 — Lesley Turner 1962 — Margaret Smith 1961 — Ann Haydon 1960 — Darlene Hard 1959 — Christine Truman 1958 — Suzi Kormoczi 1957 — Shirley Bloomer 1956 — Althea Gibson 1955 — Angela Mortimer 1954 — Maureen Connolly 1953 — Maureen Connolly 1952 — Doris Hart 1951 — Shirley Fry 1950 — Doris Hart 1949 — Margaret Osborne duPont 1948 — Nelly Adamson Landry 1947 — Pat Canning Todd 1946 — Margaret Osborne 1940-45 — No tournament, World War II 1939 — Simone Passemard Mathieu 1938 — Simone Passemard Mathieu 1937 — Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling 1936 — Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling 1935 — Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling 1934 — Margaret Scriven 1933 — Margaret Scriven 1932 — Helen Wills Moody 1931 — Cilly Aussem 1930 — Helen Wills Moody 1929 — Helen Wills 1928 — Helen Wills 1927 — Kea Bouman 1926 — Suzanne Lenglen 1925 — Suzanne Lenglen

GOLF PGA Tour

Memorial Tournament Saturday At Muirfield Village GC Dublin, Ohio Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,366; Par 72 Third Round Rickie Fowler 65-66-69 — 200 Ricky Barnes 70-71-62 — 203 Tim Petrovic 69-66-68 — 203 Justin Rose 65-69-70 — 204 Brendon de Jonge 71-69-65 — 205 Sean O’Hair 68-71-68 — 207 Jeff Overton 69-70-68 — 207 Bo Van Pelt 70-69-68 — 207 Kenny Perry 71-68-68 — 207 Jim Furyk 68-67-72 — 207 Spencer Levin 68-68-71 — 207 Rory McIlroy 72-68-68 — 208

Matt Kuchar Stewart Cink Phil Mickelson Jason Day Vijay Singh Ryan Moore Tom Pernice, Jr. Thongchai Jaidee Tiger Woods Rory Sabbatini Steve Marino Steve Stricker Geoff Ogilvy Y.E. Yang Nathan Green Andres Romero Pat Perez D.A. Points Alex Cejka J.B. Holmes Aaron Baddeley Tom Lehman Davis Love III Chad Collins J.P. Hayes Matt Jones Jerry Kelly Zach Johnson Tom Gillis Dustin Johnson Bill Haas K.J. Choi Greg Chalmers Ben Curtis Henrik Stenson Charley Hoffman Brett Quigley Adam Scott Vaughn Taylor Carl Pettersson Camilo Villegas Bubba Watson Peter Hanson Tim Clark Martin Laird Fredrik Jacobson Woody Austin Kevin Sutherland Kevin Stadler Bryce Molder Kevin Streelman Brian Davis Erik Compton Mark Calcavecchia Tim Herron John Senden John Merrick D.J. Trahan Brett Wetterich

71-68-69 — 208 70-67-71 — 208 67-71-70 — 208 67-69-72 — 208 71-72-66 — 209 70-69-70 — 209 72-67-70 — 209 71-70-69 — 210 72-69-69 — 210 67-73-70 — 210 68-71-71 — 210 69-70-71 — 210 65-77-69 — 211 70-74-67 — 211 72-72-67 — 211 67-75-70 — 212 71-70-71 — 212 73-71-68 — 212 71-67-74 — 212 68-74-71 — 213 71-71-71 — 213 70-73-70 — 213 72-72-69 — 213 73-72-68 — 213 72-70-72 — 214 70-71-73 — 214 72-70-72 — 214 73-68-73 — 214 71-72-71 — 214 72-69-73 — 214 73-70-71 — 214 69-74-71 — 214 74-70-70 — 214 73-72-69 — 214 73-70-72 — 215 72-71-72 — 215 70-70-75 — 215 70-70-75 — 215 75-69-71 — 215 69-70-76 — 215 77-68-70 — 215 69-73-74 — 216 71-71-74 — 216 70-71-75 — 216 72-71-73 — 216 68-75-73 — 216 71-73-72 — 216 72-72-72 — 216 69-75-72 — 216 74-71-71 — 216 70-73-74 — 217 71-73-73 — 217 73-72-72 — 217 72-72-74 — 218 71-73-74 — 218 73-72-73 — 218 73-72-73 — 218 73-69-77 — 219 71-74-77 — 222

Champions Tour

Principal Charity Classic Saturday At Glen Oaks Country Club West Des Moines, Iowa Purse: $1,725,000 Yardage: 6,879; Par: 71 Second Round Nick Price 67-65 — 132 Tommy Armour III 63-69 — 132 Don Pooley 68-65 — 133 Bruce Vaughan 68-66 — 134 Dan Forsman 66-68 — 134 Russ Cochran 66-68 — 134 Chip Beck 69-66 — 135 Mike Goodes 67-68 — 135 Gene Jones 67-68 — 135 Loren Roberts 70-66 — 136 Mark James 69-67 — 136 Fuzzy Zoeller 69-67 — 136 Jeff Sluman 68-68 — 136 Peter Senior 69-67 — 136 Mark O’Meara 67-69 — 136 Olin Browne 67-69 — 136 Brad Bryant 71-66 — 137 Ted Schulz 69-68 — 137 Fred Funk 73-64 — 137 Bernhard Langer 67-70 — 137 Mike Reid 67-70 — 137 Bobby Clampett 71-67 — 138 James Mason 70-68 — 138 Gary Koch 71-67 — 138 John Cook 69-69 — 138 Tom Purtzer 72-66 — 138 Kirk Hanefeld 67-71 — 138 Blaine McCallister 70-69 — 139 Eduardo Romero 71-68 — 139 Jay Haas 71-68 — 139 Larry Mize 70-69 — 139 Fulton Allem 72-67 — 139 Corey Pavin 69-70 — 139 Scott Simpson 72-67 — 139 Gary Hallberg 68-71 — 139 Lonnie Nielsen 67-72 — 139 Ronnie Black 67-72 — 139 Fred Couples 70-70 — 140 John Harris 73-67 — 140 Jim Roy 73-67 — 140 Steve Haskins 73-67 — 140 Joe Ozaki 71-70 — 141 Morris Hatalsky 71-70 — 141 Jay Don Blake 71-70 — 141 D.A. Weibring 71-70 — 141 David Peoples 70-71 — 141 Tom Kite 72-69 — 141 Chris Starkjohann 70-72 — 142 David Eger 71-71 — 142 Bruce Summerhays 71-71 — 142 Andy Bean 69-73 — 142 Keith Clearwater 73-69 — 142 Bobby Wadkins 74-68 — 142 Wayne Levi 71-72 — 143 David Frost 70-73 — 143 Keith Fergus 72-71 — 143 Gil Morgan 69-74 — 143 Peter Jacobsen 74-69 — 143 Mark Wiebe 70-74 — 144 Dave Eichelberger 73-72 — 145 Larry Nelson 74-71 — 145 Bruce Fleisher 74-71 — 145 Hal Sutton 76-69 — 145

Recreation

Jackson Masters Arbor Hills Golf Club, par 72 Mike Brockie Shane Clark Bryon Gough Mike Raymond Steve Maddalena David Kleckner Kris Bradshaw Tom Butterfield Tyler LaSerra Greg Zeller Mike Boldt Brent Densmore Matthew Farhat Brian Smith Zach DeFrain John Tarpley Doug Bevan Kevin Rhodes Brett Crosthwaite Nathan LaZebnik Chad Cesarz Dave Crandall Dean Hitt Bill Tuttle Todd Marston Rob Lee Failed to qualify Trevor Raymond Nick Huff Connor Talbert Fred Rombyer Andy Bostik Roger Kuhl Andy Denig Pete May Denny Atkins Zachery Cornell Aaron Hawkins Eric Pietroytys Karl Rullman Mike Hawker Bo Cochrane Alex Reynolds Logan Densmore John Stadelman Chris Chaney Chris Lingo Tom Raymond Jerry Fitzpatrick David Boobyer Scott Davison Andy Oring Kolin Thayer Shane O’Connell

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HORSE RACING Belmont Stakes

1, Drosselmeyer 2, Fly Down 3, First Dude 4, Game On Dude 5, Stay Put 6, Interactif 7, Stately Victor 8, Ice Box 9, Make Music for Me 10, Dave in Dixie 11, Spangled Star Payouts 7 (7) Drosselmeyer 28.00 11.60 7.70 5 (5) Fly Down 6.80 5.10 11 (11) First Dude 4.90 Daily Double 4/7 $596.00 Daily Double 8/7 (BROOKLYN-BELMONT) $283.00 Exacta 7/5 $144.50 Superfecta 7/5/11/8 $10,658.00 Trifecta 7/5/11 $766.00 Pick 3 12/4/7 (3 correct) $36,107.00 Pick 4 3/12/4/7 (4 correct)

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Mike Brockie and Shane Clark share the lead in the Jackson Masters after the first round Saturday at Arbor Hills Golf Club. Brockie and Clark shot 1-under-par 71, and they will play in the last group in today’s final round with Bryon Gough, who shot an even-par 72. Clark has won the Jackson Masters three times, while Brockie won it in 2008. Gough tied for ninth in his first appearance in the tournament last year and is looking for his first major local title. Chasing them will be a group at 73 that includes Steve Maddalena, who last year became the tournament’s first five-time winner. Also at 73 is former champion David Kleckner along with Mike Raymond and Kris Bradshaw. The field was cut to the low 25 and ties for the final round, and the cut came at 79. Play begins at 8 a.m., with the leaders teeing off at 9:12.

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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera watches as the ball goes over the left-field wall for a home run in the sixth inning Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.

DETROIT TIGERS

Plenty of stars as Tigers top Royals By Steve Kornacki Citizen Patriot News Service

SOCCER EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF 6 1 3 21 16 7 5 0 21 14 5 4 2 17 15 3 6 2 11 13 2 3 4 10 12 2 5 3 9 9 2 5 1 7 10 2 8 1 7 7

Brockie, Clark share Masters lead Citizen Patriot staff report

Major League Soccer Columbus New York Toronto FC New England Chicago Kansas City Philadelphia D.C.

AREA GOLF

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WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles 10 0 2 32 22 3 Real Salt Lake 6 3 2 20 21 11 San Jose 5 3 2 17 15 12 Colorado 5 3 1 16 10 7 Houston 5 7 1 16 18 19 FC Dallas 2 2 6 12 11 11 Seattle 3 5 3 12 9 14 Chivas USA 3 8 1 10 13 18 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Results Toronto FC 0, Kansas City 0, tie D.C. United 0, Real Salt Lake 0, tie New York 1, Chivas USA 0 Los Angeles 4, Houston 1 San Jose at FC Dallas, (n) Philadelphia at Chicago, (n) Columbus at Colorado, (n) New England at Seattle FC, (n) Wednesday’s Games Colorado at Chicago, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Philadelphia at Kansas City, 8 p.m. D.C. United at Seattle FC, 10 p.m.

DEALS Saturday’s Transactions BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS—Called up RHP Tommy Hunter from Oklahoma City (PCL). Optioned RHP Pedro Strop to Oklahoma City. National League NEW YORK METS—Placed LHP Oliver Perez on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to June 1. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Signed OF Randy Winn. Optioned OF Jon Jay to Memphis (PCL). Transferred RHP Kyle Lohse to the 60-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Placed C Carlos Maldonado on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of C Jamie Burke from Syracuse (IL). Released C Chris Coste.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There were four interesting elements to the Detroit Tigers’ 4-2 win Saturday over the Kansas Royals. First and foremost was closer Jose Valverde, who had not been in a save situation since May 20 and came out showing not a bit of late-inning rust. He literally saved the day by coming on with the tying runs on the corners in the ninth inning and getting Mike Aviles to hit into an inning-ending double play. Valverde earned his 12th save and ran his scoreless stretch to 221⁄3 innings dating back to the only run he has given Tigers 4 up for Detroit. That came here at Royals 2 Kauffman Stadium, when Alberto Next: Today Callaspo beat him with an 11th-inat Royals, ning solo home run April 7. 2:10 p.m., Second, there was starter Justin FSN Verlander, who went seven innings and gave up two runs on five hits to improve his record to 6-4. Third, there was first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who broke the scoreless tie in the sixth inning with a 417-foot home run off Royals starter Luke Hochevar that cleared the bullpen in left field. Fourth, and perhaps most interesting, were the contributions of rookie catcher Alex Avila. His last start was the one-hit, complete game shutout by Armando Galarraga, and so he once again called an excellent game behind the plate. And, in the batter’s box, he continued to hit. Avila laced a pair of singles and walked. He is batting .667 (6-for-9) since May 31. Tigers manager Jim Leyland has been waiting for either Avila or Gerald Laird to come alive offensively, and Avila is over the Mendoza Line at .210. Cabrera continued his dominant offensive show. He has nine homers in his last 13 games, and 17 for the season to move within one of American League leader Jose Bautista of Toronto. And Cabrera leads the majors with 52 RBIs while batting .358 to place third in the league. Cabrera also got a two-out single in the eighth that ended up meaning more than his homer because it opened the gates for a three-run inning against Royals reliever Blake Wood. Wood walked Brennan Boesch before Carlos Guillen drilled a two-run double to straight-away center. Brandon Inge, who had struck out three times against Hochevar, then drove in Guillen by hitting a single the opposite way to right field. Hochevar struck out 10 and left trailing, 1-0, after seven. But Wood allowed a scant lead to become a good one. That is, until the bottom of the eighth, when a 4-0 lead suddenly didn’t seem like much. Verlander had given up only three hits until that inning, but Jason Kendall hit a leadoff double and David DeJesus followed with a single. Joel Zumaya was summoned from the bullpen, and he promptly walked the bases loaded by throwing four balls to Billy Butler. After throwing two balls to the next batter, Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand and Leyland came out. Rand examined Zumaya’s fingers on his pitching hand, and Zumaya came out with a torn callus. Left-handed reliever Phil Coke came on to face the right-handed Jose Guillen, who singled in the first run. Coke got Callaspo to hit a grounder to first baseman Cabrera, who got the force out but nothing more. DeJesus scored. Leyland then called for closer Valverde, who got the ground ball double play and then pitched a scoreless ninth.


HIGH SCHOOLS JEFF BLEILER 768-4984 JBLEILER@CITPAT.COM

B5 SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010

JACKSON CITIZEN PATRIOT

DIVISION 4 BASEBALL DISTRICT AT CONCORD

STATE TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS

Brawl mars district title game

BOYS

Umpires disqualify Concord, Homer after game turns ugly

Division 1 At Rockford TEAM SCORES: 1, East Kentwood 92. 2, Ann Arbor Pioneer 44. 3, Holly 28. 15, Jackson 16. 100- 2, D’Ontae Hopson, Jackson, 11.12. 200-2, D’Ontae Hopson, Jackson, 21.86.

Division 2 At Zeeland TEAM SCORES:1, Byron Center 30. 2, Zeeland West 29. 3, Flint Southwestern 26. 48, Western, 4. 800 relay- 6, Western (Austin Maynard, Payton Wheeler, Adam McCarrell, Chris Seward), 1:30.37. 400 relay- 8, Austin Maynard, Western, 49.67.

Division 3

By Bobby Lee For the Citizen Patriot

A benches-clearing brawl Saturday between Big Eight Conference rivals Homer and Concord ended a Division 4 district baseball final early and likely ended the season for both teams. Concord coach John Ropp and Homer coach Scott Salow agreed that emotions were high before the

contest. The game started to spin out of control when Homer third baseman James Salow ran over Concord catcher David Rett to end the second inning with Concord leading 1-0. Salow tried to score from second on a hit to center by Justin Rea, but Salow was gunned down at the plate. Salow was not ejected from the game for an excessive hit, and tempers carried over into the third. Kyle

Fridd started the inning for Concord with a double, and pinch-runner Geoffrey Scripter was caught in a rundown between second and third on a ball hit to shortstop by Michael Kaplinski. Scripter stayed in the rundown long enough for Kaplinski to advance to second. The umpires never called for a dead ball after Scripter was tagged

“I don’t know what the appeal process is. I’d like to see the kids have the opportunity to finish the game.”

See BRAWL, on B6

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD — DIVISION 3 STATE MEET

At Comstock Park TEAM SCORES: 1, Vasser 40. 2, Frankenmuth 33. 3, Allendale 31. 4, Albion 25. 5, Michigan Center 22. 8, Columbia Central 20. 12, Lumen Christi 15. 23, Napoleon 10. 36, Hillsdale 7. 43, Stockbridge, 3.5. 47, Vandercook Lake 3. Hanover-Horton 1. Discus-1, David Scouten, Columbia Central, 167-9; 5, Jordan Simon, Napoleon, 148-8. Shot put-1, David Scouten, Columbia Central, 55-9; 7, Kyle Harris, Albion, 48-4 3/4. Long jump-3, Dion Mitchell, Albion, 21-7 3/4. 110 hurdles-2, Michael Parker, Michigan Center, 14.36; 5, Kyle Hanselman, Napoleon, 15.26; 6, Darius Crum, Albion, 15.39. 100-8, Damar Williams, Lumen Christi, 11.41. 800 relay-3, Michigan Center, 1:31.07. 1,600-5, Paul Lewis, Albion, 4:21.84; 6, Lyle Kafer, Hillsdale, 4:21.99. 400 relay-2, Lumen Christi, 43.35; 5, Albion, 44.18. 300 hurdles-2, Michael Parker, Michigan Center, 37.79; 3, Maurice Jones, Lumen Christi, 37.97; 7, Kyle Hanselman, Napoleon, 40:07; 8, Casey Gauss, Vandercook Lake, 40.34. 800-8, Jalen Weaver, Albion, 1:57.91. 3,200-4, Paul Lewis, Albion, 9:29.98; 7, Sebastian Reisch, Hillsdale, 9:34.15; 8, Tyler Heath, Hanover-Horton, 9:34.20. 1,600 relay-7, Hillsdale, 3:28.62.

By RJ Walters For the Citizen Patriot

At Comstock Park TEAM SCORES: 1. Concord 52, 2. Pewamo-Westphalia 49, 3. Manton 33.5, 25. Springport 10, 29. Homer 8. Pole vault-8, Adam Hartle, Homer, 12-2. High jump-4, Blu Brodock, Homer, 6-4. Long jump-1, Erric Garner, Springport, 21-5 1/2. 3,200 relay-2, Concord, 8:08.13. 1,600-1, Kyle Stacks, Concord, 4:19.44; 6, Spencer Nousain, Concord, 4:25.68. 4001, Ian Miller, Concord, 49.49. 200-7, Ricky Richardson, Homer, 23.87. 3,200-1, Spencer Nousain, Concord, 9:39.09; 6, Kyle Stacks, Concord, 9:53.57. 1,600 relay-2, Concord, 3:27.09.

Girls Division 1 At Rockford TEAM SCORES: 1, Rochester 65. 2, Rockford 58. 3, East Kentwood 46.5. 13 (tie), Jackson 16. Long jump-3. Cierra Pryor, Jackson, 17-0.25. 300 hurdles-1. Jaelynn Pryor, Jackson, 44.83.

Division 2

Division 3 At Comstock Park TEAM SCORES: 1, Frankenmuth 89. 2, Benzie Central 39. 3, Allendale 38. 6 (tie), Hanover-Horton 22. 11 (tie), Michigan Center 18. 32 (tie), Jonesville 6. 40 (tie), Manchester 4. 47 (tie), Napoleon and Leslie 3. 52 (tie), Lumen Christi 2. 54 (tie), Stockbridge 1. Discus-2, Tonia Pratt, Michigan Center, 120-10; 3. Amber Smith, Jonesville, 120-8. Shot put-1, Tonia Pratt, Michigan Center, 40-9.75. High jump-5, Taylor Heldt, Manchester, 5-0. 3,200 relay-3. Hanover-Horton, 9:40.80; 6. Napoleon, 10:02.92; 7. Lumen Christi, 10:06.98. 400-4. Allison Clark, HanoverHorton, 58.79. 800-6, Kayla Smith, Leslie, 2:21.15; 7, Emily Wrozek, Hanover-Horton, 2:22.27; 8, Jasmine Holloway, Stockbridge, 2:22.60. 3,200-3. Lindsey Burdette, Hanover-Horton, 11:24.33; 8, Megan Hubbard, Hanover-Horton, 11:39.78. 1,600 relay-7, Hanover-Horton 4:11.51.

Division 4 At Comstock Park TEAM SCORES: 1, PewamoWestphalia 65. 2, Fowler 61. 3, Hillsdale Academy 34. 15 (tie), Homer 12. 49 (tie), Springport 2. 3,200 relay-7. Springport, 10:21.15. 1,600-2. Nicki Wurster, Homer, 5:07.89. 3,200-5. Nicki Wurster, Homer, 11:45.79.

DIVISION 4 STATE TRACK AND FIELD

Concord captures state title

Division 4

At Zeeland TEAM SCORES: 1, Dearborn Divine Child 61. 2, Detroit Country Day 49. 3, Chelsea 30.5.

— Scott Salow

Homer High School baseball coach

SPECIAL TO THE CITIZEN PATRIOT • ERIK HOLLADAY

Columbia Central’s David Scouten hurls the shot put during the Division 3 state track and field championships in Comstock Park on Saturday. Scouten won the shot put and the discus.

Throwing their weight around

Area throwers dominate Division 3 state meet By Mike Kohon mkohon@citpat.com — 789-1250

COMSTOCK PARK — The field was kinder than the track to Jacksonarea athletes at the Division 3 track state finals Saturday at Comstock Park High School. Jackson-area throwers dominated their events, while the two-time defending state champions saw runner after runner fade at the state finals. Columbia Central junior David Scouten swept the shot put and discus in impressive fashion to win his

first pair of state finals, and Michigan Center junior Tonia Pratt won the shot put and finished second in the discus. Scouten was the heavy favorite going into the meet based on his regional results. His winning throw in the shot put went 55 feet, 9 inches, nearly 4 feet farther than the secondplace finisher. In the discus, he won by just more than 2 feet at 167-9, his personal best. He said the experience of being a dual champion was a thrill. “There’s more competition here,

so I had to prepare the best I could,” Scouten said. “It paid off.” Pratt had finished in the top three in the shot put each of the previous two years and had pointed to the state championship as her goal since early in the season. One of her goals throughout the season was to consistently exceed 40 feet in the shot put, which she did with a winning toss of 40-93⁄4. “This was a great season, and it ended in a good way,” Pratt said. See ALBION, on B8

ZEELAND — Concord High School can no longer be referred to as just the place where boys go to become great cross country runners — it is now a place where young men go to become champions. Eight months after winning the school’s seventh boys cross country state title, the Yellow Jackets hoisted the school’s first track and field championship trophy Saturday after edging PewamoWestphalia by three points in dramatic fashion at the Division NOUSAIN 4 state meet at Zeeland. Needing at least a third-place finish in the 1,600meter relay to make history, the team of Ian STACKS Miller, Josh Saldana, Kyle Grimes and Kyle Stacks finished a close second to give Concord 52 points to Pewamo-Westphalia’s 49. “It’s amazing. These guys have worked so hard for four years, especially the seniors,” Concord coach Joyce Grimes said. “It’s not just the distance runners. We have a few more guys who have put it together, a few more sprinters and some new guys who have come out and helped the team.” The Yellow Jackets also earned their first three individual state titles since 1986. Miller won the 400 with a second-half surge that helped him win in 49.49 seconds, and Stacks was victorious in the 1,600 in 4:19.44 after going from third to first on the final lap. But it might have been Spencer Nousain’s improbable win in the 3,200 that ended up being the most important. Nousain came into the meet after posting a time nearly 10 seconds slower than Stacks at regionals, but a little strategy went a long way Saturday. Joyce Grimes said she noticed Nousain looked tired after running the 3,200 relay, so she decided to pull him from the 800 competition. “I just thought, ‘You know what, there’s a shot he won’t even (place for points) in the 800 and if he concentrated on the 2-mile we could pick up the points we needed,’ ” Grimes said. See CONCORD, on B8

■ More: Roundup of how area track athletes did in state meets, B8


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SPORTS

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010

D I S T R I C T

JACKSON CITIZEN PATRIOT

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DIVISION 3 AT MICHIGAN CENTER

RESULTS Division 1 at Jackson Semifinals HOLT 8, JACKSON 1 Jackson Holt

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E.J. captures district crown

LP-Scott Rieman 2 SO, 7 BB. JACKSON: Tom Fleming 2 H. Record: Jackson 12-23.

By Mike Pryson mpryson@citpat.com — 768-4963

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WP-Kevin Hendges 5 SO, 4 BB. NORTHWEST: Lee Beveridge 2 H, 2B; Charlie Hogan 2 H; Will Johnson 2B; Dylan Rudloff 2 H, 2B, 2 RBIs; Travis Vroman 2 RBIs.

One day before the biggest baseball tournament of East Jackson High School senior Bryan Goostrey’s career, he was on the other side of the country. And believe it or not, East Jackson baseball coach Steve Csage was perfectly fine with his third baseman soaking up a little sun. Goostrey was in Prescott, Ariz., on a baseball tryout

at Yavapai College, but he made it back Friday evening and came through in a big way for the Trojans on Saturday. Goostrey had two hits and drove in two runs in the Trojans’ 8-3 win over GOOSTREY Michigan Center in the district semifinal. He came back with three hits, scored three runs and

drove in three runs in an 11-1 win over Vandercook Lake in the Division 3 district championship game at Michigan Center. The district title in baseball was the first for East Jackson since the Trojans knocked off Addison for the 1979 district championship at Napoleon. East Jackson (25-10) will move on to the regional, where it will play Hanover-Horton at 12:30 p.m. next Saturday at Grass Lake. “I knew he was out there work-

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WP-Nick Neuland 3 SO, 7 BB. LP-Jeremy Large 7 SO, 2 BB. MICHIGAN CENTER: Nic Stevens 2 H. EAST JACKSON: Bryan Goostrey 2 H, 2 RBIs; Kyle Niceswander 2 H; Tyler Riske 2 H. Record: Michigan Center 26-8.

By Gary Kalahar gkalahar@citpat.com — 768-4966

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WP-Jordan Donaldson 10 SO, 4 BB. LPJosh Bammer 6 SO, 3 BB. VANDERCOOK LAKE: Jordan Donaldson 4 H, 2B, HR; Andrew Field 2 H; Javon Flowers 2B. NAPOLEON: Josh Bammer 2B; Hunter Fodor 3B; Heath Sullivan 2 H; Hayden Witte 2 H, 2B. Record: Napoleon 14-11. Championship EAST JACKSON 11, VANDERCOOK LAKE 1 East Jackson Vand. Lake

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WP-Hunter Johnson. LP-Kraig Putnam. HANOVER-HORTON: Michael Archer 3 H; Nick Heath 2B; Hunter Johnson 3 H, 2B, 3 RBIs; Ryan O’Dowd 2 RBIs. HILLSDALE: Drew Byers 3B; Mike Clevenger 2 H; Dan Vear 2B. Records: Hanover-Horton 6-21, Hillsdale 19-12. Division 3 at Onsted Semifinals ANN ARBOR GABRIEL RICHARD 8, MANCHESTER 3 Gabriel Richard Manchester

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REGIONAL PAIRINGS

CITIZEN PATRIOT • JAKE MAY

Coaches, players and an umpire attempt to break up a fight between the Homer and Concord baseball teams as more players run from the bench to join their teammates during the Division 4 district championship game Saturday at Concord.

Brawl puts end to district final Continued from B5

at third, and when Kaplinski slid after stealing third, the scuffle began. “He steals third, why do their players have a right to jump in, hit him and tackle him?” Ropp said. “That’s exactly what happened. He slid into third, the pitcher was all ticked off and went chest-to-chest with him and the shortstop come running and drills him in the back. Why does their player get to charge our player and start throwing haymakers when the game is still going?” Umpires Gerald DeVall and Ken Jorace met for at least 30 minutes once order had been restored and the decision to eliminate both teams was made when they reached MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl. “I’m not sure how many games the umpires have worked, but this may have been a case where they let things get out of control too quick,” Homer coach Scott Salow said. “Ultimately the responsibility falls on the coaches, and we did a poor job (of controlling the situation). “The premise is because enough players left the bench and their position is that there wouldn’t be enough players to play,” he said. “I’m not at a point to argue it. I don’t know with an 18-man roster that I had nine guys in the middle of the fight. We could have. I was at the bottom of it.”

CITIZEN PATRIOT • JAKE MAY

Umpires and coaches stand in the infield to discuss a fight between Homer and Concord on Saturday. The umpires chose to disqualify both teams. Whether an appeal can be made to allow the game to continue at a later date is unclear. “I don’t know what the appeal process is,” Salow added. “I’d like to see the kids have the opportunity to finish the game. There were enough kids who acted appropriately, and even if the head coaches are out, there are coaches who could manage the game the way it’s meant to be played.” Ropp believed he had a team built to win Concord’s first district championship in decades, but to do so it had to get past the tradition-rich Homer program with seven

Division 3 At Grass Lake Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (351) vs. Clinton (26-5), 10 a.m. Hanover-Horton (6-21) vs. East Jackson (25-10), 12:30 p.m. Championship, 3 p.m. At Saranac Stockbridge (18-21) vs. Laingsburg district, 10 a.m. Hopkins (16-12) vs. Grandville Calvin Christian (20-8), 12:30 p.m. Championship, 3 p.m.

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consecutive district titles to its credit. Concord held a 1-0 lead as Devin Matteson scored from second in the first inning when Michael Kaplinski’s fly ball to right-center ticked off the webbing of the Homer center fielder’s glove. Kaplinski, the Yellow Jackets’ pitcher, allowed four walks but also struck out three. “We had been working for this game,” Ropp said. “We’ve been working our tail off to turn our program around for four years, and when we get into position to win our district for the first time since the ’50s, we have to have this.”

It was a forgettable season for the Hanover-Horton High School baseball team until one very unforgettable day. Hanover-Horton entered Saturday’s Division 3 district tournament on its home field with four victories and ended it with two more — and a most unlikely district championship. “It’s crazy,” HanoverHorton junior Hunter Johnson said after the Comets shocked Hillsdale 5-4 in the championship game. “Nobody expected it coming in. To have two big games in a row, it’s unbelievable.” Hanover-Horton, which went 4-21 in the regular season and finished last in the Cascades Conference, started the day by knocking off Reading 5-4 in nine innings. Johnson was the star of the title game. He had three solid hits, two of them doubles and each one driving in a run, including the gamewinner in the top of the seventh inning. He then set Hillsdale down in order for the victory, completing his 22⁄3 innings of scoreless relief. “I didn’t feel pressure until there were two outs in the seventh,” Johnson said. “Then I started thinking, ‘We have a good shot at winning this game.’ ” As a junior, Johnson qualifies as a veteran leader for a Hanover-Horton team that has one senior and three juniors. “We’re a young team, but the young guys are pushing the older guys,” Johnson said. “(The older players) haven’t had success so far, but those guys expect to come out with something new.” A district championship and a berth in next Saturday’s regional at Grass Lake

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isn’t a bad place to start. “We struggled to put it all together this season,” Hanover-Horton coach Bill Jones said. “But there wasn’t a doubt in my mind we would. We had to have hits falling and line drives getting through, and we did.” Jones said the Comets were boosted by a late-season sweep of Homer. “Since then, they’ve believed they could win games,” he said. Both of Hanover-Horton’s starting pitchers Saturday were freshmen. Ryan O’Dowd struck out 10 in 41⁄3 innings against Jonesville, and sophomore Max Iseler got the victory. Reading did not score off Iseler over the final three innings. Hanover-Horton won it in the ninth when Michael Archer singled with two outs, stole second and came home on Nick Heath’s single. Heath started the second game on the mound and left with a 4-3 lead and a runner on third in the fifth inning. The tying run scored on an error before Johnson retired eight of the next nine batters he faced. “He is a real ball player,” Jones said about Johnson. “As long as he leads, the guys are more than willing to follow him.” Heath led off Hanover-Horton’s seventh inning in the final with a single and went to second on a wild pitch. Johnson sharply singled to left center to bring him in. O’Dowd drove in the other two runs for Hanover-Horton. SMAA champion Hillsdale, the district champion six of the last eight years, beat Big Eight Conference champion Jonesville 7-2 in a semifinal after falling behind 2-0. Hillsdale had five hits in a three-run fourth inning to take the lead.

DIVISION 2 AT NORTHWEST

N’west can’t hang on By Andy Wade For The Citizen Patriot

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ing out, and I asked Bryan when he got back if he had learned anything,” Csage said. “He said that the coach out there told him to loosen up his top hand on the bat. It sure worked.” Goostrey wasn’t alone in having a big day at the plate for the Trojans. Tyler Riske singled, walked three times and scored three runs in the final, while Nick Neuland had three hits and Nick Borrego and Ryan Shew

The Northwest High School baseball team was cruising in its Division 2 district final Saturday until Tecumseh rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to steal a 4-3 victory. After beating Adrian 7-4 in a semifinal, Northwest (12-23) led 3-1 and was six outs away from the district title. But a walk, two hits and a crucial error swung the game in the Indians’ favor. After Tecumseh’s Jordan Guenther drew a leadoff walk, Stephen Bilotta doubled to put runners at second and third with nobody out. An RBI groundout to second moved the tying run to third base. The second out seemed inevitable when Kyle Connors lifted a lazy flyball to left, but the ball was misplayed, tying the score and putting the goahead run on second base. Jake Moore delivered the go-ahead run for the Indians with a sharp single down the right field line. In the top of the seventh, Northwest’s Travis Vroman walked on four pitches to start the inning. Kevin Hendges followed with a sacrifice bunt, and the third baseman’s throw to first was wild. Vro-

man came around to score, but an excellent throw to the plate arrived in plenty of time to record the out. “I was trying to take a chance,” Northwest head coach and third base coach Brian Klinger said. “We have preached to these guys about being aggressive all season. I figured at worst we would have Hendges on third with one out and the top of our order coming up.” Northwest stranded Hendges on third after Will Johnson struck out and Tyler Cummings flied to left to end the game. Northwest jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first and added another run in the top of the sixth before the Tecumseh rally. In the semifinal, Dylan Rudloff, Lee Beveridge and Charlie Hogan each had two hits. Rudloff and Vroman had two RBIs apiece. Tecumseh made it to the final with a 3-0 win over Chelsea. Despite the team’s 12-23 record, Klinger was not surprised to see his team advance to the district final. “With the amount of seniors we had, we thought we would have a good season,” Klinger said. “We lost a lot of close games.”


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D I S T R I C T DIVISION 4 AT CONCORD — HOMER WINS

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010

S O F T B A L L DIVISION 3 AT MICHIGAN CENTER

Col. Central ends tourney drought By Mike Pryson mpryson@citpat.com — 768-4963

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Homer’s Kayle Wilson throws a pitch during the Division 4 district championship game Saturday at Concord.

Homer cruises to district title By Bobby Lee For the Citizen Patriot

The way Kayle Wilson pitched Saturday, the Homer High School softball team didn’t need to score many runs to earn a Division 4 district championship for the fifth time under coach Doran Winchell. Wilson scattered three hits over 12 innings as the Trojans cruised past Tekonsha 18-1 in five innings in the final after beating Big Eight Conference rival Concord 8-1 in a semifinal. “I hope (we saved some runs for the regional), but we used a lot of them up,” Winchell said. “We got complacent after building a big lead on Tekonsha, and we didn’t want Concord to hang around because they are coming along. Concord is getting a lot better, and they would have become more confident if we had let them hang around.” Wilson said she was helped by the aggressive attitude of Concord’s hitters. With the Yellow Jackets swinging at her rising pitch, she struck out nine while yielding singles to Emilee Philson in the fourth inning and Maycee Brigham in the sixth. Wilson also received some help from her teammates as second baseman Andrea Shank snared a sharp line drive by Sydney Martines to lead off the third. “They were swinging at my high balls,” Wilson said. “If I trust my defense, it makes it easier on me. It doesn’t work when I don’t trust them because my balls go everywhere.” Rachelle Meeks set the tone by lacing the first pitch of the game down the right field line for a double. Shank followed with a walk, and both runners scored on Lauren Tompkins’ single. Homer extended the lead in the third as it loaded the bases with three walks. After a sharp line drive foul down the left field line, Kenisha Waring caught the Concord outfielder playing too deep when she placed a softly hit ball to left in play for a three-run double. Warring added her fourth RBI of the

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game when she clubbed a high strike into left field for a double in the fifth. “The last three weeks she has been a key for us,” Winchell said. “She’s usually an infielder, but we put her in the outfield and she struggled in the outfield and at the plate. She is improving a lot, and I’m really happy for her. “Her hit in the third broke the game open. You could see Concord’s intensity level go down.” The Trojans will travel to Adrian for regional play next Saturday. “There is a tradition in Homer of kids playing either baseball or softball on every field,” Winchell said. “We want to win more regional titles. It will be interesting to see how we do next week. We’ll prepare as best we can and see where we’re at.”

DISTRICT SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

Grass Lake rolls in final Citizen Patriot staff reports

The Grass Lake High School softball claimed its first district title since 2005 and second title under head coach Roger Cook with a 12-0 victory over Whitmore Lake in the Division 3 district championship game at Manchester High School on Saturday. Cascades Conference champion Grass Lake knocked off Manchester 12-5 in the semifinal game that featured the top

The Columbia Central High School softball drought in the district tournament is over. The Golden Eagles captured the first district softball PRENDEL championship in school history with a 10-0 win over Vandercook Lake in the Division 3 district final Saturday at Michigan Center. Columbia Central beat Michigan Center 3-0 in the semifinal. The Golden Eagles (33-4) advance to the regional at Grass Lake, where they will play Hanover-Horton (2019) in a 10 a.m. semifinal next Saturday. “We don’t have one of these,” coach Kevin Miller said, clutching the championship hardware. “I told the kids, ‘Let’s make this our day.’ ” That they did. Senior pitcher Kelsie Prendel handled much of the load for the Golden Eagles in the two wins Saturday. Her day started auspiciously when Maegan Branham led off the first inning of the semifinal for Michigan Center with a long double to left field. Prendel shook off the hit and struck out the next 11 batters she faced. She ended up retiring 21 of 23 Michigan Center batters. Samantha Pierce had a one-out double in the top of seventh for the only other blemish. Prendel struck out 16 and did not walk a batter. Vandercook Lake (20-15), which surprised Lumen Christi 6-3 in nine innings in the other semifinal, was no match for Prendel in the championship game. The

Hillsdale College-bound fireballer threw another two-hit shutout, striking out nine and walking none. Vandercook Lake’s only hits were a pair of bunt singles by freshman Aliyah Bushinski. The loss came after run-scoring hits in the ninth inning by Kolee Spink and Olivia Hale sparked the Jayhawks past Lumen Christi. “It was definitely disheartening to lose, but pretty cool to be in the final when I don’t think too many people gave us a chance,” Vandercook Lake coach Peggie Sayre said. “The great thing about this group is that they’ll all be at practice (today). This is a group that will play all summer, and we haven’t had that in a few years here.” Offensively, the four Golden Eagles seniors did most of the damage in the title game. Leadoff hitter Shelby Bush had two hits and scored two runs, while Prendel tripled, singled and scored two runs, and Alyssa Bertke had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Kortney Marcum reached base three times, twice on singles and once on an error, and she scored three runs. Junior first baseman Lauren Miller also came up big in the title game with a two-run triple that capped a three-run first inning. “We came expecting to win, not hoping to win,” Marcum said. We wanted to win this for ourselves, and we wanted to win it for Mr. Miller.” “Our seniors were focused all year, and they made a pact to stay focused to the end,” said Miller, who is in his 20th year as head coach at Columbia Central and 16 wins shy of 400 career wins. “What great role models they are for the younger kids in the program.”

two teams in the conference. Grass Lake led 3-2 before scoring nine runs in the final four innings. Becca Brown hit a home run and drove in three runs, and Kellyn Herendeen added three hits, including a double for the Warriors. Freshman Chelsea Evans pitched a five-inning no-hitter in the championship game for the Warriors. Brown had two doubles and drove in five runs for Grass Lake (24-13). “We got runs early and kept them coming,” Cook

said. “The defense was very good, and we’re back to getting healthy and playing as a team.” The Warriors will host the regional tournament next Saturday where they will take on Clinton, the No. 1-ranked team in Division 3.

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DIVISION 3 AT HANOVER-HORTON

Hanover-Horton tops Jonesville for district By Gary Kalahar gkalahar@citpat.com — 768-4966

Amber Ykimoff was comfortable in a tense situation Saturday for the HanoverHorton High School softball team. Ykimoff delivered a single in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive in the winning run in Hanover-Horton’s 2-1 victory over Jonesville in a Division 3 district semifinal at Hanover-Horton. Hanover-Horton went on to beat Reading 11-1 for the championship and a spot in next Saturday’s regional at Grass Lake. Jonesville scored an unearned run in the first inning and was blanked the rest of the way by Samantha Utter. Hanover-Horton tied it in the fourth inning. Nikki Huntoon and Alexis Johnson led off HanoverHorton’s seventh inning with singles. A fielder’s choice and strikeout left runners still on first and second with two outs to set the stage for Ykimoff. Ykimoff, the ninth batter in the lineup who had reached base twice on hardhit balls for errors, said she wasn’t nervous. “I needed to get a hit,” she

said matter of factly. “We were having a tough game, and I told myself I needed to get the big hit.” Ykimoff lined a shot to right center that brought in Johnson with the winning run. “Amber came through in the clutch,” Hanover-Horton coach John Fenstermaker said. “It was low and outside,” Ykimoff said of the pitch she hit. “I had been hitting those well.” Heading to the championship game, Fenstermaker hoped the Comets would forget a 17-0 victory over Reading early in the season. “I was hoping we weren’t going to sleepwalk through it,” he said. “I don’t think we were real focused, but we were focused enough, I guess.” Hanover-Horton scored in all five innings, and Rosemary Wendt allowed four hits. She did get out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning, and Reading also left two runners on in the fourth and fifth. Lauren Howe and Johnson had two hits apiece, and Howe and Wendt each drove in two runs. Wendt reached three times on walks and scored three runs.

DIVISION 2 AT NORTHWEST

Errors prove costly for Northwest in district final By Andy Wade For The Citizen Patriot

The Northwest High School softball team was plagued by defensive miscues and a dormant offense Saturday in a 4-1 loss to Tecumseh in a Division 2 district championship game. After beating Adrian 2-1 in a semifinal game, the Mounties (27-11) committed four errors in the final on their home field, and all four of Tecumseh’s

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runs were unearned. The key mistake was a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded in the top of the third inning, as two runs scored on an errant throw to the plate. “You cannot make those mistakes against a team like Tecumseh,” Northwest coach Tim Hoffman said. “They’re a perennial state power.” Northwest scored in the bottom of the first on consecutive singles from Jennifer VanRiper, Whitney Weeks

and Shelby Bristow to tie the game at 1-1. After that, Tecumseh pitcher Catie Kaliszuk retired 18 of the remaining 21 batters she faced. “I was surprised by that,” Hoffman said. “Their pitcher was not overpowering, but she hit her locations well.” Kaliszuk struck out 11 and did not allow a walk. Hoffman suggested his team should have done a better job of hitting to the opposite field.

“We didn’t challenge the pitches on the outside part of the plate,” he said. The Indians laid down two sacrifice bunts and did their part to move runners along. They also made the most of their opportunities by capitalizing on three of Northwest’s four errors. “They put pressure on us with their small ball,” Hoffman said. “They put the ball in play a lot.” See NORTHWEST, on B8

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REGIONAL PAIRINGS Saturday Division 3 At Grass Lake Hanover-Horton (20-19) vs. Columbia Central (33-4), 10 a.m. Grass Lake (24-13) vs. Clinton (32-3), noon Championship, 2 p.m. Division 4 At Adrian College Homer (18-12) vs. Pittsford district, 10 a.m. Petersburg-Summerfield vs. Ottawa Lake-Whiteford, noon Championship, 2 p.m.


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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD

Jackson’s Jaelynn Pryor wins 300-meter hurdles Citizen Patriot staff reports

What looked like a frustrating senior year for Jaelynn Pryor turned into a great finish for the Jackson High School athlete. Pryor, who spent the spring trying to recover from an ankle injury suffered in basketball season, went out as a state champion Saturday. Pryor won the 300-meter hurdles in the Division 1 state meet at Rockford. Pryor ran a season-best 44.83 sec-

onds to win despite not being in the fastest heat. “There’s no better way to end it,” said Jackson coach and Pryor’s father, Corey Pryor, himself a former state J. PRYOR track champion for the Vikings. “I’m so happy for her. It’s very emotional. I’m more happy for her than I was

for myself when I won.” Jaelynn Pryor had progressed from fifth to fourth to third in the state in the 300 hurdles in her first three years. “She’s still not 100 percent,” Corey Pryor said. “Every week she’s been dropping her times consistently. We saw how it was progressing, and we said, ‘Just get to the state meet.’ Everything came together for her.” Cierra Pryor, Jaelynn’s freshman sister, finished third in the long

jump at 17-1⁄4. Jackson’s D’ontae Hopson finished second in both the 100 (11.12) and the 200 (21.86).

Division 2 ■ At Jenison: Western sophomore Austin Maynard came back from a bout of dehydration after the May 22 regional meet to finished a strong eighth in the 400, and he was part of Western’s 800 relay team that finished sixth at the Division 2 boys state meet at Jenison. Maynard’s time in the 400 was 49.5 sec-

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Injuries kept Albion’s boys team from winning a third consecutive state title, and the damage came early and often for the Wildcats. In the 800-meter relay, Albion bounced between seventh and fourth places until anchor Todd Atchison, the defending state champion in the 200 who did not attempt to qualify for the event this year, climbed into third place. A lingering hamstring injury caused him to pull up down the back stretch and kept the Wildcats from placing. A similar mishap befell Darius Crum as he anchored the 1,600 relay, the final event of the day. That team did not place. With five total members injured — and another three not at the meet because of discipline issues throughout the season — Albion finished fourth to the surprise of coach Mike Jursaek. Paul Lewis accounted for many of the team’s 25 points as he finished fourth in the 3,200 and fifth in the 1,600. Dion Mitchell finished third in the long jump. “It was stressful,” Lewis said, “but considering what has happened, we couldn’t have asked for much more.” Injury played a part in Michigan Center senior Michael Parker’s falling short in defending his pair of hurdles crowns. A gash to his right knee and him knocking over the eighth hurdle caused him to finish second in a close 110 hurdles race. In the 300 hurdles, Parker successfully cleared all of the hurdles but appeared to struggle at the finish line, taking second in that race as well, one spot ahead of Maurice Jones of Lumen Christi. Between the races, Parker was the anchor on the Cardinals’ third-place 800 relay team. “It was the last race of the day (for me),” Parker said. “I was exhausted, and the heat was awful.” Hanover-Horton sophomore Lindsey Burdette looked to finish in the top five in the 1,600 and 3,200 but was dis-

DIVISION 4 STATE TRACK MEET

Garner defends title in long jump By RJ Walters For the Citizen Patriot

Homer High School’s Nikki Wurster and Springport’s Erric Garner learned how difficult it is to defend state track and field titles Saturday. But they have vastly different tales to tell about how those experiences turned out. Garner was in danger of not qualifying for the long jump finals early Saturday morning. After scratching twice and barely locking up the ninth and final qualifying spot in the preliminaries, Garner showed he was capable of a solid finish with a jump of 20 feet, 11⁄4 inches. But on his final jump of the season he showed the mental toughness he said is key to “the mind game” of long jumping, posting a career-best 21-51⁄2 to become the school’s first back-to-back state champion in track and field. “I was very disappointed in myself, and at first I didn’t think I was going to make it. Then a kid jumped 21-4. I thought there was no way,” he said. “But I figured go big

or go home, and I pushed it as hard as I could and got up as high as I could.” He said this title is sweeter than the last because the competition was better and he was able to deliver by pushing the nerves aside. Wurster was trying to defend titles in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and was seeded first in the 800. An injured foot and tough competition forced her to settle for a pair of all-state finishes. Wurster said she aggravated some nerves between her toes in the 1,600, likely because her 4-year-old running shoes have little padding, and she just wasn’t at her best when it counted most. She finished second in the 1,600 (5:07.89) and fifth in the 3,200 (11:45.79). “I definitely felt pressure this time because (people) were like, ‘Defend your titles,’ ” she said. “And some girls run like 40 miles a week, while I run 10.” Homer’s Blu Brodock placed fourth in the boys high jump at 6-4 and said he wants a state title in 2011.

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Albion’s Paul Lewis comes around a corner during the 1,600-meter run during the Division 3 track and field championship Saturday at Comstock Park. qualified from the 1,600 when she bumped into a competitor at the finish line. However, she finished third in the 3,200 with a personalbest time of 11:24.33. “(Getting disqualified) mo-

tivated me in the two-mile,” Burdette said. “Every time I started to slow down, I thought about that, and it made me want to get back in there.” Jonesville senior Amber Smith finished third in the

discus, an improvement of five places from last year. Hanover-Horton’s 3,200 relay team, anchored by Burdette, finished third, and the Comets’ Allison Clark was fourth in the 400.

Jackson softball sees its season come to end Western 10-2 in the semifinal. Grace Coffey and doubles, and Lauren Baum added a double and a Jordan Fountain had singles for Western, which home run for the Spartans. committed six errors and finished with just one ended its season with a 9-28 record. Fountain Springport (21-13) lost 2-0 in the championhit. Holt scored both of its runs in the fourth drove in a run. ship game to Olivet. Springport was held to just inning. one hit by Olivet, which is ranked No. 2 in Division Madelyn Bellew had four strikeouts, and Brie 3. Olivet scored on a two-run home run by Paige Division 3 Rosecrants had a single to lead the Vikings (16Richmond in the fifth inning. 16-1). ■ At Olivet: Springport defeated Leslie 11-0 in “We played as well as we could have,” Springsix innings in the semifinal. KateLynn Wilson port coach Jo Dee Johnston said. “(Olivet) is just pitched a six-inning one-hitter and finished with a little better. We played awesome. Division 2 five strikeouts. It was just one swing that was the differ■ At Harper Creek: Host Harper Creek downed Shelbi Jacobs had four hits, including two ence.”

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onds, and the 800 relay’s time of 1:30.37 tied the school record set a year ago. The team members on this year’s 800 relay were freshman Payton Wheeler, seniors Adam McCarrell and Chris Seward and Maynard. The sprints were Maynard’s first runs in two weeks. “Austin left everything on the track at regional, and he qualified for state in four events,” Western coach Lucas Sponsler said. “He got sick the next day and had to be treated for dehydration. He spent a couple days in the hospital in Ann Arbor. “He showed a lot of character coming back like he did. He’s a tough young man.”

two hits for Northwest. In the district semifinal, Buerster held the Maples to two hits and also doubled twice. She scored the gamewinning run in the bottom of the sixth on VanRiper’s RBI

groundout. Freshman Morgan Ledford homered to account for Northwest’s other run. Tecumseh defeated Chelsea 9-2 in the other semifinal. “I’m disappointed for our seven seniors but extremely

proud of this team,” Hoffman said. “We have a nice nucleus coming back and expect to be back here in the same situation next year, playing for a district title.”

be solid,” Csage said. “I knew this was a team that could do something. When we missed winning the conference by one game last year, our guys really came out focused for every game this year.” East Jackson had reason to be at least a little uneasy going into the final, however. The Trojans were playing a Vandercook Lake team that was coming off a big 8-3 win over Napoleon in the other semifinal. Vandercook Lake had also beaten East Jackson in three of four previous

meetings this year. “You never know what to expect on district day,” Csage said. Vandercook Lake’s Jordan Donaldson struck out 10 and allowed just six hits in the pitching victory over Napoleon. He also had four hits, including a double and a home run, and he stole a base. “That’s what he does,” Vandercook Lake coach Chris VanEpps said. “He’s one of the top players in the whole area, and coaches know it.

He’s a beast.” In the finale, East Jackson jumped on Vandercook Lake with five runs in the top of the fifth inning to take an 8-1 lead. Borrego had a two-run double and Shew a two-run single. “We just had a perfect Saturday,” Csage said. “We hit the ball well, pitched well, and took advantage of other teams’ errors. “We went into the district thinking any one of the four teams could win it. We’re just glad it was us.”

Western wins district title in double overtime Citizen Patriot staff reports

The Western High School girls soccer team won its first Division 2 district title since 2006 in dramatic fashion with a 2-1 double overtime victory over Vicksburg. The Panthers trailed 1-0 with under two minutes remaining in regulation when Mary Stoner scored off a pass from Alyssa Joseph. Stoner is battling a leg and foot injury and played at roughly 60 percent, Western coach Lance Rogers said. “It was an amazing show by Mary to step up that way,” Rogers said. “She’s injured right now, but she came out and showed a lot of heart.” Lauren Bacon scored Western’s final goal on an assist from Libby Ellis just over a minute into the second overtime to keep the Panthers’ season alive. Western outshot Vicksburg 7-2. “(Lauren) was very composed in a tense situation,” Rogers said. “I’m just really impressed with how the girls

stepped up and worked well together.” Brooklyn Morgan played in goal for Western for injured starter Korynne Kik, who was kicked in the head by an opponent in the district quarterfinal game. Western advances to the regional tournament to play DeWitt at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Battle Creek Harper Creek in a semifinal.

Division 3 ■ Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 6, Leslie 0: Monica Pagani scored on a clean volley of a one-timer off a corner kick by Sarah Falvey five minutes into the game for the first of her three goals as Gabriel Richard rolled to its fifth consecutive district title. No. 6-ranked Gabriel Richard (112-5) outshot Leslie 19-1 in the Division 3 final at Onsted High School. Katie Wilson had 13 saves for Leslie (7-11-2). “I’m so proud of my players,” Leslie coach John Lynch said. “They were all jayvee players last year. This is our first year as a varsity program, and to play in a district championship game is just such a good experience for them.”

Concord boys win first state track title Trojans win district championship in baseball in program history Sydney Buerster was solid on the mound for the Mounties, scattering six hits over seven innings. Adrienne Niciporek had

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had two hits each in the final. “We’ve always had a dream that we could win the district,” Goostrey said. “As soon as we won the conference, we really started believing.” Neuland (10-2) was the winning pitcher in the opener against Michigan Center. Nate Murray was the winner in the championship game. “Coming into the season, I knew we had good pitching and knew our hitting would

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Nousain had no qualms about the decision, and after sitting back for most of the race he used his extra burst of energy on the final corner of the 3,200 to cross the line first in 9:39.09. Stacks placed sixth. “I think not doing the 800 gave me that extra boost at the end,” Nousain said. The Yellow Jackets won the championship despite not scoring in field events. Nousain said having team-

mates who were encouraging each other all season led to this, and Grimes said her three assistant coaches made all the difference from 2009 to 2010. Stacks said hard work was an important factor, but he’s learned it’s all right to have a little fun in the process. “I think for a lot of teams that’s good to have … to come out good you have to have a good bond so you can use that bond to come together and keep pushing each other,” he said.


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his is one of the tough weeks in Brian Vickers’ recovery from blood clots that he developed in both lungs and left leg that have sidelined the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver since mid-May. By all rights, Vickers should be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Red Bull Racing’s first Cup Series win and the first win for Toyota in the series at Michigan International Speedway. Instead, the defending Carfax 400 champion is still on the sidelines waiting for a clean bill of health from the doctors and with an uncertain racing future with a team that earlier this week announced it has hired a new driver for 2011. The decision on whether Kasey Kahne’s one-year deal to drive for Red Bull Racing will unseat Vickers or teammate Scott Speed is still about a month away. The prospects of simply adding Kahne as a third car seems remote based on comments from the team this week. Life was a lot better for Vickers last August when he captured his second career Cup Series win and first on the 2-mile oval Brooklyn. “Winning at one of my favorite tracks on the circuit was a very special moment for me and even more so because it was Red Bull’s first win in the sport,” Vickers said. “It seems so long ago now.” Vickers won the race from the pole after leader Jimmie Johnson ran out of fuel with just more than two laps remaining. Vickers trailed Johnson from laps 166 to 197 before Vickers blew by a coasting No. 48. “I think it’s not so much what went right, but that nothing went wrong,” Vickers said. “We made no mistakes as a team and had a consistent day.”

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Brad Keselowski came up big in the clutch at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. Keselowski drove away from Carl Edwards on a final restart with nine laps to go to make it two NASCAR Nationwide Series race victories in a row at MIS. He also won in Brooklyn last August. “It’s the same general feeling as last year,” said Keselowski, who drives KESELOWSKI in the Nationwide Series for Penske Racing. “When you win, you never know if it’s going to be your last win ever. CITIZEN PATRIOT • JAKE MAY “It’s big to get the first win in the Brad Keselowski takes a victory lap around the track while holding Dodge Challenger. That makes it a up the American flag Saturday afternoon at Michigan International special win.” Speedway in Brooklyn. Keselowski, a 26-year-old native

of Rochester Hills, becomes the fifth two-time winner of a Nationwide Series race at MIS. He joins Todd Bodine, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin and Ryan Newman on that list. There have been 16 Nationwide Series races in MIS history. The race winner overcame a clutch issue with his new Nationwide car that cost him track position on his last two pit stops. On the track, however, there was no one reeling in Keselowski, who won his 10th career race in 127 starts in the series. Edwards was second, followed by Kyle Busch, Justin Allgaier, Paul Menard, Joey Logano, Elliott Sadler, Reed Sorenson, Colin Braun and Kevin Harvick in a top 10 dominated by Cup Series regulars. Allgaier and Braun are the only two drivers in that top 10 who are not in today’s Carfax 400 Sprint Cup Series race. See KESELOWSKI, on B6

CHICAGO — Alex Avila has dropped to eighth and even ninth in the batting order for a reason. He entered Saturday night’s game batting .212 for the season and .163 in his past 18 Tigers 3 games for White Sox 2 the Detroit Next: Today Tigers. at White Sox, He was 2 p.m., FSN an unlikely hero with Detroit two outs away from another bitter loss in a month of tough defeats. But Avila delivAVILA ered, driving a tworun home run to left field off Chicago White Sox reliever J.J. Putz for a 3-2 win. It was his sixth homer of the season. Putz was closing with Bobby Jenks out with back problems, and Phil Coke got the closing nod with Jose Valverde unavailable for unspecified reasons. Coke, after getting the final out of the eighth, got the win instead of the save. He is 7-2. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson hasn’t had a season to remind anyone of the 2009 All-Star showing he had for the Tigers. But it would be hard to convince Detroit of that. Jackson might be just 8-10, but he nearly beat the Tigers for the third time in 2010. Rick Porcello left trailing 2-1 after seven innings but put Detroit in position to win and has come far in two months. His last start at U.S. Cellular field was a dud. He allowed eight runs on PORCELLO eight hits in 31⁄3 innings, and one poor start later, he was headed to Toledo to work out the kinks. Porcello got his fourth quality start in six outings since returning to Detroit and allowed two runs on nine hits in seven innings against the hot-hitting White Sox. The go-ahead run in the seventh came after a twoout walk to leadoff man Juan Pierre. Pierre, the active leader in stolen bases, stole second for the 504th of his career. It was his 45th of the season and tied him for 36th all-time with Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. Omar Vizquel brought him home with a single through the hole past a diving Miguel Cabrera. Carlos Guillen got the Tigers on the board with a long home run in the sixth inning. He mashed a 425footer to center that nearly hit the ivy-covered wall bordering the grandstands. That was all Detroit could muster off Jackson, who allowed five hits in seven innings with 11 strikeouts. Jackson got Brennan Boesch three times, and Matt Thornton got him for the fourth time as the Tigers wasted a leadoff double by Johnny Damon in the eighth. ■ Inside: Damon says not to count the Tigers out just yet, B2


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K-Rod apologizes for fight, arrest The New York Mets’ Francisco Rodriguez stood before more than two dozen TV cameras and reporters and apologized to his teammates and fans Saturday for a physical altercation at Citi Field that resulted in his arrest and a team-imposed two-game suspension. Rodriguez rejoined his team before the Mets played Philadelphia, three days after he was arrested and charged with third-degree assault on his girlfriend’s father following a loss to Colorado. He recited a contrite statement but did not take any questions. The 28-year-old reliever is accused of grabbing 53-year-old Carlos Pena, hauling him into a tunnel near the family lounge beneath Citi Field, and hitting him in the face and banging his head against the wall. He appeared at a Queens courthouse Thursday, though he did not speak or enter a plea. Judge Mary O’Donoghue issued orders of protection for him to stay away from his girlfriend — Daian Pena, the mother of their 1-year-old twins — and her father.

which would have wiped out his entire preseason. But his recovery has gone well enough that it could be closer to the short end of the time frame, which would let him play Sept. 2, against Miami and perhaps Aug. 28, at Houston.

Ryan Grant injured Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant took a hit to the head and needed help from trainers after being tackled in the first quarter of Green Bay’s exhibition opener against the Cleveland Browns. Grant was having a bad night before the injury on his third carry Saturday. He fumbled on his first touch, leading to a Browns touchdown.

ton, and was diagnosed with bruising on the left side of his rib cage.

Chipper Jones has surgery The Atlanta Braves said Chipper Jones’ surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee was a success. The season-ending injury happened Tuesday, and the surgery was performed Saturday in Atlanta by Dr. Marvin Royster. The expected recovery time is six months. The 38-year-old Jones said Friday he will try to play in 2011.

Federer, Murray in final

Roger Federer advanced to the Rogers Cup final with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic on Saturday in The Toronto Blue Jays signed leftToronto. hander Ricky Romero to a five-year, $30.1 Federer will meet defending chammillion contract extension Saturday. pion Andy Murray of Britain, who beat The Blue Jays have an option for top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in the a sixth year that would increase the first semifinal. value of the contract to over $43 million. This season, the 25-year-old is 9-7 with a 3.53 ERA in 23 starts. Andy Roddick finally knows what’s been getting him down the last few months — a mild case of mononucleoBoston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby sis. Ellsbury was placed on the 15-day disRoddick said Saturday that one of abled list Saturday for the third time several blood tests came back positive Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver Dez this season with more pain in his left for mononucleosis. Doctors told him Bryant knows his sprained right ankle side. he’s probably had it for the last couple will be ready for the regular season. Ellsbury collided with Texas pitcher of months and should be nearly over it. He’s pretty sure he’ll get to test it in the Tommy Hunter at first base after he Roddick has slipped to No. 11 in the preseason finale. led off Friday night’s game with a roller world while struggling through a sumWhen Bryant was hurt July 30, he down the line. Ellsbury underwent mer of out-of-character losses, making was told he could miss up to six weeks, MRI and CT scans on Saturday in Bos- him wonder what was wrong.

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Damon: Tigers ‘have nothing to lose’ for rest of the ’10 season By Steve Kornacki Citizen Patriot News Service

CHICAGO — Johnny Damon is going back to Yankee Stadium on Monday, and he has some interesting thoughts on that. But he’s more concerned with his current club, the Detroit Tigers, cutting into the 101⁄2-game deficit into the standings rather than falling even farther behind. The Minnesota Twins are in first with the Chicago White Sox close behind. “We have nothing to lose, and a lot of people have a lot to lose,” Damon said. “Nobody’s counting us in. “If we play good right now and cut it to three-four-six games, you make it very interesting. There is no pressure on us; the pressure is on them. I don’t think anything’s done.” The offense often has doomed Detroit during its 7-23 freefall, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland noted: “We really haven’t had rallies.” Right fielder Magglio Ordonez (broken ankle) is the only starter out, and shortstop Jhonny Peralta was obtained from the Cleveland Indians to spice up the lineup.

“We have a major league offense back,” Damon said, “but we’re not acting like it. It just shows you how much we relied on Brennan (Boesch) in the first half.” Damon, batting .274, is a free agent in 2011. He doesn’t know where he’ll be next year, but he sees Tigers owner Mike Ilitch stepping it up. “Mr. Ilitch is going to make a splash on free agents,” Damon said. “They might make a run at Carl Crawford.” Left fielder Crawford is not expected to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Rays and has been linked to the Yankees. Damon got a touching applause from Yankees fans in Tampa when introduced at a Grapefruit League game and anticipates hearing good things when introduced Monday night in the Bronx. “I sure hope that they appreciate not only what I brought as a player but also helping them restore that championship quality,” said Damon, who played four seasons and won one World Series with New York after winning one in Boston. “They even showed me respect when I was with the Red Sox. They would say, ‘You are the one we like.’ ”

AROUND THE HORN A weekly roundup of the Jackson-area players currently playing Minor League Baseball:

Ryan LaMarre, outfielder, Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds) ■ Week in review: This has been a memorable season in Dayton for more than just the LaMarre family of Jackson. The Dragons entered play Saturday riding an incredible 24game home losing streak while going 9-7 on the road during the strech. LaMarre has been steady during the team’s tailspin, hitting .359 (14-for-39) over his past 10 games. For the season, LaMarre is hitting .289 with three home runs, 22 RBI, 39 runs and 15 stolen bases in 51 games. ■ Coming up: Dayton is on the road through Friday, including games in Michigan against Great Lakes (Midland) Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:05 p.m.

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SEATTLE — Rich Rodriguez walked briskly toward the escalator, ready to get out of a hotel ballroom and back on a plane to Michigan. “Certainly glad this part of the process is over,� Michigan’s football coach said in his only comment Saturday afternoon after a 71⠄2hour hearing before the NCAA committee on infractions. Rodriguez, athletic director David RODRIGUEZ Brandon and school president Mary Sue Coleman were among a large contingent of Wolverines who spent most of Saturday holed up in a downtown hotel defending themselves against NCAA claims that Rodriguez failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the Michigan football program. The hearing began about 8:30 a.m. local time and, with the exception of an hour

Case could be closed in six weeks break for lunch, continued until 4 p.m. “We had a very fair and thorough hearing, and we feel good about the fact we were given that opportunity,� Brandon said. “And the process will continue, and under the rules based on the process as it’s been laid out we’re going to be very quiet. We’re going to go back, we’re going to prepare for a great season, we’re going to get focused on football and let the NCAA do their work.� And even though he was busy defending his athletic department, Brandon — the former head of Dominos Pizza — found time to have an order of pizza delivered to the media waiting out the hearing. Coleman did not speak after the hearing. Brandon, Rodriguez and Coleman were among the first of the Michigan contingent to arrive in the hotel ballroom around 8 a.m. local time. Dressed in a dark suit with a Michigan pin, Brandon gave a “good morning gang,�

as he entered the room. They were followed by as many as 12 boxes of material being brought into the hearing. “When you have never done something before, you never know what it’s going to be like. We were very well prepared, our representatives, our internal counsel, our legal counsel we brought in, our specialists, everybody did a great job preparing us for what took place in there,� Brandon said. “We went in there with a lot of confidence and a clear understanding of what our objectives were and, as I said, we got a very fair and open hearing.� The NCAA has accused Michigan of five major rules violations related to practices and workouts. The allegations came after a Detroit Free Press report that led to investigations by the school and the NCAA. The school admitted in May it was guilty of four violations but spent Saturday challenging the allegation that Rodriguez failed to pro-

mote an atmosphere of compliance. Michigan likely will have to wait six to eight weeks to have the case closed — barring an appeal. When it admitted guilt in May, the school imposed its own punishments. It reprimanded Rodriguez and six other people and announced self-imposed sanctions, including two years of probation. Michigan also said it would cut back practice and training time by 130 hours over two years, double the amount of time it exceeded NCAA rules. It also trimmed the number of assistants — the so-called quality-control staff — from five to three and banned them from practices, games or coaching meetings for the rest of 2010. Michigan hopes the NCAA agrees the school punished itself enough and agrees with its defense of its embattled coach. Rodriguez is 8-16 in two disappointing seasons. The school had a mock hearing to get prepared for the private session with the NCAA infractions committee.

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who have interest and then make what I would say is a little more of a global decision about those three events,� he said. The conference will split into divisions next year when Nebraska becomes the 12th member of the Big Ten. Delany said the athletic directors were very receptive to the core ideas of keeping competitive balance and holding onto rivalries, with geography a third factor but not as important as the first two. Delany hopes the divisional alignments are solidified within a month. “We’re making some progress,� he said.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said Saturday taking the conference’s first football championship game to Indianapolis was the easiest choice with little time to research other options. Delany was at a downtown Seattle hotel Saturday as Michigan faced the NCAA infractions committee for rules violations within the Wolverines football program. Delany declined to comment about the hearing during a lunch break. But he was willing to talk about the conference’s decision that the 2011 championship game would be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. “I wanted to get it accomplished so we could tell our television partner where it would be broadcast,� Delany said. “We know the people in Indianapolis, we know they have a great facility, we know they are teed up to have the Super Bowl in 2012 and I said to athletic directors, we’re not making this a long-term commitment. It makes a lot of logistical sense.� Where the title game goes after 2011 is still for debate and evaluation. Delany said the conference intends to examine the locations for its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and the football championship game next spring when officials have time to tour a number of sites that have shown interest. Delany said it’s possible all three could be together in a package deal, but athletic directors currently don’t have the time to examine all the options. “We can go visit people

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Notre Dame quarterback Nate Montana, left, throws a pass next to quarterback Dayne Crist on Tuesday during practice in South Bend, Indiana. The son of NFL great Joe Montana is trying to become Crist’s backup.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The questions about his famous dad don’t come nearly as often these days for Nate Montana as he tries to carve out his own path of success at Notre Dame. “It’s old stuff now,� Montana said after a recent steamy practice on the same campus where his father, Joe Montana, helped Notre Dame win a national title in 1977. Joe, of course, was a third-round draft pick who went on to become a Hall of Famer, leading the 49ers to four Super Bowl wins. Nate came to South Bend two years ago as a preferred walk-on. He wears his dad’s No. 16 from his days in San Francisco. “He just said, ‘Study, study, study.’ That’s it,� Nate Montana said. “Like,

learn your plays and make sure you’re ready to go if they need you.� That’s the question for the younger Montana this season as he battles to be the backup to Dayne Crist. There are three promising freshmen also in the mix, with early enrollee Tommy Rees ahead of Andrew Hendrix and Luke Massa.

Early career Montana, who at 6-foot-4 is 2 inches taller than dad, didn’t participate in football until he was a freshman in high school. As a senior, he attempted only 19 passes. And after coming in as a walk-on at Notre Dame in 2008, he spent last season at Pasadena Community College, where he was a backup, before returning to South Bend. In new coach Brian Kelly’s no-huddle spread offense, Montana had a strong spring game, completing

18-of-30 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns. “Nate does some things really well, and then I’ll lose him for a couple of plays,� Kelly said. “He hasn’t played a lot of college football, obviously, and consistency is the one area that he has to show.� That’s exactly the point his dad has tried to make with his oldest son. “It’s great for him,� Joe Montana said in a phone interview, adding that he and wife Jennifer were initially “surprised he chose Notre Dame because of the extra pressure that would be there.�

Proud pop But now Joe is a proud pop — his son says he is “really excited� — who has emphasized the qualities that made him so great over his NFL career. “The fundamentals are an important part. It’s what

guides you through the tough times,� Joe Montana said. “If your fundamentals are sound, it will carry you.� Nate is trying to find the rhythm he had last spring in Kelly’s hurry-up system, knowing that if he does win the backup job, he’s one play away, one injury away, from being the quarterback at Notre Dame. Kelly’s offense also calls for the quarterback to be a ball carrier at times. That’s OK with Nate. “I like to run. I mean it’s fun, but I’d like to throw touchdowns more. It’s a good place to do that, too,� he said. And the pressure of being Joe Montana’s son doesn’t bother Nate. “I don’t think about it too much, so I try not to let it bug me,� he said. “I just try to do what I came to do and that’s compete and play. So I don’t think about outside things too much.�

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Carfax 250 Saturday’s Results At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn Lap length: 2 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 125 laps, 150 rating, 195 points, $38,545. 2. (14) Carl Edwards, Ford, 125, 120.5, 175, $37,600. 3. (10) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 125, 108.9, 165, $25,875. 4. (7) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 125, 104.1, 165, $27,193. 5. (11) Paul Menard, Ford, 125, 117.6, 160, $18,475. 6. (9) Joey Logano, Toyota, 125, 101.6, 150, $19,100. 7. (23) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 125, 88.1, 151, $17,110. 8. (13) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 125, 96.5, 142, $24,113. 9. (3) Colin Braun, Ford, 125, 92.9, 143, $24,418. 10. (15) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 125, 97.3, 134, $17,775. 11. (8) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 125, 107, 130, $26,168. 12. (2) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 125, 99, 127, $17,300. 13. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 125, 86.6, 124, $22,468. 14. (19) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 125, 83.7, 121, $21,943. 15. (12) Brian Scott, Toyota, 125, 80.2, 118, $22,668. 16. (17) Michael Annett, Toyota, 125, 83.4, 115, $21,693. 17. (21) John Wes Townley, Ford, 125, 67.6, 112, $21,843. 18. (22) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 124, 72.9, 109, $21,593. 19. (34) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 124, 67.7, 106, $21,543. 20. (26) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 124, 62.6, 103, $22,643. 21. (18) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 123, 69.5, 100, $21,418. 22. (30) Shelby Howard, Chevrolet, 123, 66.4, 97, $21,368. 23. (25) Jason Keller, Chevrolet, 123, 62.2, 94, $21,718. 24. (37) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 123, 59.6, 91, $21,268. 25. (29) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 123, 49.9, 88, $21,668. 26. (28) Mark Green, Chevrolet, 123, 56, 85, $21,143. 27. (33) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 121, 46.4, 82, $21,093. 28. (38) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 121, 45.9, 79, $21,443. 29. (42) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 121, 35.8, 76, $20,993. 30. (39) Eric McClure, Ford, 121, 38, 73, $21,243. 31. (31) Carl Long, Chevrolet, 119, 40.2, 70, $14,420. 32. (16) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, power steering, 116, 68.6, 67, $20,828. 33. (41) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 112, 42.2, 64, $20,793. 34. (4) Jason Leffler, Toyota, fuel pump, 71, 95.2, 66, $23,723. 35. (35) Chase Austin, Ford, engine, 59, 48.5, 58, $14,290. 36. (5) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, accident, 43, 45.7, 55, $14,495. 37. (40) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, vibration, 20, 36.1, 52, $14,225. 38. (20) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, vibration, 10, 43.7, 49, $14,185. 39. (32) Derrike Cope, Dodge, ignition, 10, 34.6, 46, $14,140. 40. (36) Josh Wise, Ford, transmission, 4, 34.5, 43, $14,110. 41. (43) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, engine, 3, 30.4, 40, $14,080. 42. (27) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, electrical, 2, 30.9, 37, $14,030. 43. (24) Willie Allen, Chevrolet, transmission, 2, 29.3, 34, $13,984. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 150.678 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 39 minutes, 33 seconds. Margin of Victory: 3.179 seconds. Caution Flags: 2 for 9 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: Bra.Keselowski 1-36; J.Leffler 37; P.Menard 38; C.Braun 39; E.Sadler 40; Bra.Keselowski 41-64; P.Menard 65-75; C.Edwards 76-84; Bra. Keselowski 85-104; J.Allgaier 105-106; C.Edwards 107-116; Bra.Keselowski 117-125. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Bra.Keselowski, 4 times for 89 laps; C.Edwards, 2 times for 19 laps; P.Menard, 2 times for 12 laps; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 2 laps; E.Sadler, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Braun, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Leffler, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. Bra.Keselowski, 3,704; 2. C.Edwards, 3,357; 3. K.Busch, 3,201; 4. J.Allgaier, 3,059; 5. K.Harvick, 2,908; 6. P.Menard, 2,892; 7. S.Wallace, 2,735; 8. T.Bayne, 2,571; 9. B.Gaughan, 2,487; 10. J.Leffler, 2,450.

NASCAR Camping World Truck

Too Tough To Tame 200 Saturday’s Results At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (8) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 147 laps, 137.3 rating, 195 points. 2. (1) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 147, 132.5, 180. 3. (5) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 147, 127.3, 170. 4. (13) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 147, 102.1, 160. 5. (9) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 147, 101, 160. 6. (15) Matt Crafton, Chevrolet, 147, 102.7, 150. 7. (2) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 147, 99.7, 146. 8. (7) Stacy Compton, Chevrolet, 147, 93.6, 142. 9. (4) Aric Almirola, Toyota, 147, 87.2, 138. 10. (6) Ken Schrader, Chevrolet, 147, 81.6, 134. 11. (19) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 147, 73.6, 130. 12. (14) David Starr, Toyota, 146, 83.4, 127. 13. (22) J.C. Stout, Dodge, 146, 63.8, 124. 14. (21) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, 146, 59.7, 121. 15. (24) Mike Harmon, Ford, 145, 53.7, 118. 16. (20) Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 145, 61.3, 115. 17. (30) Jeremy Petty, Chevrolet, 143, 48, 112. 18. (32) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 137, 45.5, 109. 19. (33) Lance Fenton, Chevrolet, 136, 43.1, 106. 20. (3) Justin Lofton, Toyota, 134, 87.9, 103. 21. (10) Brian Ickler, Toyota, accident, 123, 92.8, 100. 22. (12) Mike Skinner, Toyota, accident, 106, 72.9, 97. 23. (23) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, accident, 95, 57.6, 99. 24. (16) Ricky Carmichael, Chevrolet, accident, 95, 71.6, 91. 25. (17) Donny Lia, Chevrolet, accident, 91, 65.5, 88. 26. (18) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, accident, 73, 65.3, 85. 27. (11) Jason White, Dodge, engine, 56, 57.8, 82. 28. (28) Brent Raymer, Ford, ignition, 24, 45, 79. 29. (25) Brett Butler, Chevrolet, handling, 19, 37.8, 76. 30. (27) Butch Miller, Dodge, clutch, 17, 37.1, 73. 31. (31) Chris Lafferty, Chevrolet, overheating, 16, 40, 70. 32. (29) Mike Garvey, Chevrolet, handling, 12, 37.5, 67. 33. (26) Chris Jones, Chevrolet, rear gear, 11, 38.2, 64. 34. (35) Justin Hobgood, Chevrolet, overheating, 7, 35.1, 61. 35. (34) John Jackson, Chevrolet, brakes, 2, 33.3, 58. 36. (36) Dillon Oliver, Dodge, engine, 2, 31.5, 55. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 107.509 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 52 minutes, 4 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.531 seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 37 laps. Lead Changes: 4 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: T.Peters 1-47; R.Hornaday Jr. 48-76; M.Gosselin 77; A.Dillon 78-100; T.Bodine 101-147. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): T.Bodine, 1 time for 47 laps; T.Peters, 1 time for 47 laps; R.Hornaday Jr., 1 time for 29 laps;

A.Dillon, 1 time for 23 laps; M.Gosselin, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. T.Bodine, 2,383; 2. A.Almirola, 2,152; 3. T.Peters, 2,136; 4. J.Sauter, 2,115; 5. A.Dillon, 2,060; 6. R.Hornaday Jr., 2,045; 7. M.Crafton, 2,044; 8. M.Skinner, 1,951; 9. D.Starr, 1,900; 10. J.White, 1,788.

BASEBALL Major League Baseball American League

East Division W L New York 71 44 Tampa Bay 70 46 Boston 66 51 Toronto 61 54 Baltimore 41 76

National League Pct .617 .603 .564 .530 .350

GB — 11⁄2 6 10 31

Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 67 50 .573 — Chicago 65 52 .556 2 Detroit 56 60 .483 101⁄2 1 Kansas City 48 68 .414 18 ⁄2 Cleveland 48 69 .410 19 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 66 48 .579 — Los Angeles 59 58 .504 81⁄2 1 Oakland 57 58 .496 9 ⁄2 Seattle 46 71 .393 211⁄2 Friday’s Late Results Kansas City 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Toronto 3, L.A. Angels 0 Saturday’s Results Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 3 Seattle 9, Cleveland 3 Minnesota 2, Oakland 0 N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, (n) Boston at Texas, (n) Toronto at L.A. Angels, (n) Today’s Games Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-9) at Cleveland (Masterson 4-11), 1:05 p.m. Detroit (Galarraga 3-5) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 10-5), 2:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 4-3) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 2-0), 1:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 9-9) at Kansas City (Bullington 0-2), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Mazzaro 6-4) at Minnesota (Slowey 10-5), 2:10 p.m. Boston (Matsuzaka 8-3) at Texas (C.Wilson 10-5), 3:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 9-7) at L.A. Angels (Haren 1-2), 3:35 p.m. Monday’s Games Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Late AL Linescores RANGERS 10, RED SOX 9, 11 INNINGS Boston 001 700 100 00— 9 13 1 Texas 110 220 210 01— 10 17 1 Beckett, Richardson (6), Atchison (6), Doubront (7), D.Bard (7), Delcarmen (9), Papelbon (10), Wakefield (11) and V.Martinez; Tom.Hunter, Feldman (4), D.Oliver (6), Ogando (8), N.Feliz (9), O’Day (11) and B.Molina, Teagarden. W—O’Day 4-2. L—Wakefield 3-9. HRs—Boston, Lowrie (2), D.Ortiz (26), A.Beltre (22), J.Drew 2 (16). Texas, Moreland (1), M.Young (18), Hamilton (25), N.Cruz (16). ROYALS 4, YANKEES 3 New York 003 000 000— 3 10 0 Kansas City 030 010 00x— 4 8 2 Moseley, Gaudin (5), K.Wood (7), Logan (7), Chamberlain (8) and Posada, Cervelli; Davies, J.Chavez (6), Bl.Wood (8), Soria (9) and Kendall. W—Davies 6-7. L—Moseley 2-2. Sv—Soria (32). HRs—Kansas City, B.Butler (11). BLUE JAYS 3, ANGELS 0 Toronto 010 100 100— 3 7 0 Los Angeles 000 000 000— 0 3 1 Rzepczynski, S.Downs (8), Gregg (9) and J.Molina; Kazmir, F.Rodriguez (7), S.Shields (8), Kohn (9) and J.Mathis. W—Rzepczynski 1-1. L—Kazmir 8-10. Sv—Gregg (26). Saturday’s Tigers Box Score TIGERS 3, WHITE SOX 2 Detroit Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi AJcksn cf 5 0 0 0 Pierre lf 3 1 2 1 Damon dh 4 0 2 0 Vizquel 3b 4 0 2 1 Boesch rf 4 0 0 0 Rios cf 4 0 0 0 Kelly lf 0 0 0 0 Konerk 1b 3 0 1 0 MiCarr 1b 3 0 1 0 Teahen dh 4 0 0 0 CGuilln 2b 4 1 1 1 Quentin rf 3 0 2 0 Inge 3b 3 1 1 0 AnJons rf 1 0 0 0 Raburn lf-rf 4 0 1 0 Przyns c 4 0 1 0 Avila c 3 1 1 2 AlRmrz ss 4 1 1 0 Santiag ss 4 0 1 0 Bckhm 2b 4 0 1 0 Totals 34 3 8 3 Totals 34 2 10 2 Detroit Chicago

lander, Detroit, 13-7; Cahill, Oakland, 12-5; Lester, Boston, 12-7; Danks, Chicago, 12-8. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 182; FHernandez, Seattle, 165; Lester, Boston, 160; Liriano, Minnesota, 160; Morrow, Toronto, 151; Verlander, Detroit, 147; CLewis, Texas, 141. SAVES—RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 32; Soria, Kansas City, 32; Papelbon, Boston, 29; NFeliz, Texas, 29; Gregg, Toronto, 26; MRivera, New York, 24; Fuentes, Los Angeles, 23; Aardsma, Seattle, 23; Jenks, Chicago, 23.

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DP—Detroit 3. LOB—Detroit 7, Chicago 7. 2B—Damon (29). HR—C.Guillen (6), Avila (5). SB—Pierre (45). CS— Raburn (2). IP H R ER BB SO Detroit Porcello 7 9 2 2 2 3 2⁄3 0 0 0 Weinhardt 0 1 Coke W,7-2 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Chicago E.Jackson 7 5 1 1 3 11 Thornton H,20 1 1 0 0 0 1 Putz L,5-4 BS,2-5 1 2 2 2 0 3 WP—E.Jackson. Umpires—Home, Doug Eddings; First, Jeff Nelson; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, C.B. Bucknor. T—2:53. A—36,548 (40,615). Saturday’s AL Linescores RAYS 7, ORIOLES 3 Baltimore 003 000 000— 3 4 0 Tampa Bay 000 510 01x— 7 15 1 Matusz, Albers (5), Gabino (7), Simon (8) and Wieters; Sonnanstine, Cormier (6), Benoit (8), Choate (9) and Shoppach. W—Sonnanstine 3-1. L—Matusz 4-12. HRs—Baltimore, Ad.Jones (17). Tampa Bay, Shoppach 2 (3). MARINERS 9, INDIANS 3 Seattle 100 152 000— 9 13 0 Cleveland 000 201 000— 3 6 2 J.Vargas, Olson (8), J.Wright (9) and J.Bard; Talbot, Ambriz (5), Herrmann (7) and Marson. W—J.Vargas 9-5. L—Talbot 8-10. HRs—Seattle, Branyan (15), J.Bard (3), Kotchman (8). Cleveland, J.Nix (9). TWINS 2, ATHLETICS 0 Oakland 000 000 000— 0 3 0 Minnesota 001 000 01x— 2 8 0 Cahill, Breslow (8) and K.Suzuki; Duensing and Mauer. W—Duensing 6-1. L—Cahill 12-5. Leaders BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .362; MiCabrera, Detroit, .338; ABeltre, Boston, .330; Mauer, Minnesota, .328; Cano, New York, .326; DeJesus, Kansas City, .318; DelmYoung, Minnesota, .316. RUNS—Jeter, New York, 84; Teixeira, New York, 84; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 80; Hamilton, Texas, 79; MYoung, Texas, 79; JBautista, Toronto, 77; MiCabrera, Detroit, 77; Cano, New York, 77; Youkilis, Boston, 77. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 94; ARodriguez, New York, 92; JBautista, Toronto, 88; Guerrero, Texas, 87; Teixeira, New York, 86; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 84; ABeltre, Boston, 80. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 158; ISuzuki, Seattle, 151; ABeltre, Boston, 144; Cano, New York, 144; MiCabrera, Detroit, 139; MYoung, Texas, 137; Jeter, New York, 136. DOUBLES—Markakis, Baltimore, 38; Mauer, Minnesota, 38; MiCabrera, Detroit, 37; Hamilton, Texas, 37; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 36; ABeltre, Boston, 35; VWells, Toronto, 35; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 35. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; AJackson, Detroit, 7; Pennington, Oakland, 7; Span, Minnesota, 7; Granderson, New York, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6; AdJones, Baltimore, 5; FLewis, Toronto, 5; EPatterson, Boston, 5; Youkilis, Boston, 5. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 36; Konerko, Chicago, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; DOrtiz, Boston, 26; Teixeira, New York, 26; Hamilton, Texas, 25; Quentin, Chicago, 24. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 45; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 39; RDavis, Oakland, 36; Gardner, New York, 33; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 33; Figgins, Seattle, 30; Podsednik, Kansas City, 30. PITCHING—Sabathia, New York, 15-5; Price, Tampa Bay, 15-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 15-7; CBuchholz, Boston, 13-5; PHughes, New York, 13-5; Ver-

East Division W L Atlanta 67 48 Philadelphia 65 51 New York 58 58 Florida 57 57 Washington 50 67

Pct .583 .560 .500 .500 .427

GB — 21⁄2 1 9 ⁄2 91⁄2 18

Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 65 50 .565 — 1⁄2 Cincinnati 65 51 .560 Milwaukee 54 63 .462 12 Houston 50 65 .435 15 Chicago 49 68 .419 17 Pittsburgh 39 77 .336 261⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB 68 47 .591 — San Diego San Francisco 67 51 .568 21⁄2 Colorado 60 55 .522 8 Los Angeles 59 57 .509 91⁄2 1 Arizona 47 71 .398 22 ⁄2 Friday’s Late Results Colorado 5, Milwaukee 4 San Diego 3, San Francisco 2 Saturday’s Results Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 2 San Francisco 3, San Diego 2, 11 innings Arizona 9, Washington 2 Houston 3, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Florida at Cincinnati, (n) L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, (n) Milwaukee at Colorado, (n) Today’s Games Florida (Ani.Sanchez 9-7) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Enright 3-2) at Washington (Strasburg 5-3), 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Padilla 6-3) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 4-4), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-8) at Houston (Happ 2-1), 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 10-8) at St. Louis (Lohse 1-4), 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee (M.Parra 3-9) at Colorado (Jimenez 17-3), 3:10 p.m. San Diego (LeBlanc 6-10) at San Francisco (Lincecum 11-6), 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 7-5) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 11-6), 8:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Florida at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Houston, 8:05 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Friday’s Late NL Linescores ROCKIES 5, BREWERS 4 Milwaukee 000 003 100— 4 8 0 Colorado 001 000 13x— 5 8 0 Gallardo, Loe (8), Capuano (8) and Lucroy; De La Rosa, Belisle (6), T.Buchholz (8), Street (9) and Olivo. W—T.Buchholz 1-0. L—Loe 2-3. Sv—Street (8). HRs— Colorado, Tulowitzki (11). PADRES 3, GIANTS 2 San Diego 020 001 000— 3 6 1 San Francisco 200 000 000— 2 7 1 Richard, Gregerson (7), Adams (8), H.Bell (9) and Torrealba; J.Sanchez, S.Casilla (6), R.Ramirez (8), Ja.Lopez (9), Ray (9) and Posey. W—Richard 105. L—J.Sanchez 8-8. Sv—H.Bell (35). Saturday’s NL Linescores GIANTS 3, PADRES 2, 11 INNINGS San Diego 100 010 000 00 — 2 13 1 San Francisco 000 000 110 01 — 3 9 1 Latos, Frieri (7), Thatcher (7), Gregerson (8), Mujica (9), Adams (10), Stauffer (11) and Hundley; Bumgarner, Ray (8), Ja.Lopez (8), Br.Wilson (9), Romo (10), S.Casilla (11) and Posey. W—S.Casilla 4-2. L—Stauffer 32. HRs—San Francisco, Sandoval (8). CUBS 3, CARDINALS 2 Chicago 021 000 000— 3 7 1 St. Louis 100 001 000— 2 9 0 Zambrano, Mateo (6), Marshall (7), Marmol (8) and K.Hill; C.Carpenter, Boggs (7), McClellan (9) and Y.Molina. W—Zambrano 4-6. L—C.Carpenter 134. Sv—Marmol (20). HRs—Chicago, Ar.Ramirez (17), D.Lee (14). DIAMONDBACKS 9, NATIONALS 2 Arizona 031 013 001— 9 14 0 Washington 010 100 000— 2 6 0 I.Kennedy, Boyer (8), Demel (9) and Montero; Marquis, Stammen (5), Batista (6), Slaten (7), Jo.Peralta (9) and I.Rodriguez. W—I.Kennedy 7-9. L—Marquis 0-5. HRs—Arizona, Montero 2 (8), G.Parra (3), K.Johnson (18). Washington, Zimmerman (23). ASTROS 3, PIRATES 2 Pittsburgh 200 000 000— 2 6 0 Houston 000 100 20x— 3 9 1 Maholm, Resop (7) and Doumit; Norris, W.Lopez (8), Lyon (9) and Quintero, Ja.Castro. W—Norris 5-7. L—Maholm 7-11. Sv—Lyon (4). HRs—Pittsburgh, G.Jones (17). Houston, Pence (16). PHILLIES 4, YANKEES 0 Philadelphia 001 012 000— 4 9 1 New York 000 000 000— 0 6 3 Halladay, Madson (9) and C.Ruiz; Misch, Parnell (7), Dessens (8), F.Rodriguez (9) and Thole. W—Halladay 15-8. L—Misch 0-1. Leaders BATTING—CGonzalez, Colorado, .324; Votto, Cincinnati, .320; Polanco, Philadelphia, .318; Prado, Atlanta, .315; Pujols, St. Louis, .315; Holliday, St. Louis, .309; Byrd, Chicago, .308. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 82; Votto, Cincinnati, 82; Uggla, Florida, 80; Weeks, Milwaukee, 80; Pujols, St. Louis, 78; CGonzalez, Colorado, 77; AHuff, San Francisco, 76. RBI—Pujols, St. Louis, 85; Howard, Philadelphia, 81; Votto, Cincinnati, 79; ADunn, Washington, 78; CGonzalez, Colorado, 78; DWright, New York, 77; Hart, Milwaukee, 76. HITS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 139; Prado, Atlanta, 138; Pujols, St. Louis, 136; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 134; Byrd, Chicago, 132; Holliday, St. Louis, 132; Braun, Milwaukee, 129; Weeks, Milwaukee, 129. DOUBLES—ATorres, San Francisco, 38; Werth, Philadelphia, 38; Holliday, St. Louis, 32; Loney, Los Angeles, 31; Byrd, Chicago, 30; ADunn, Washington, 29; KJohnson, Arizona, 29; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 29; Prado, Atlanta, 29; DWright, New York, 29. TRIPLES—SDrew, Arizona, 8; Fowler, Colorado, 8; Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 7; Pagan, New York, 7; JosReyes, New York, 7; Bay, New York, 6; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Morgan, Washington, 6. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Washington, 31; Pujols, St. Louis, 29; Votto, Cincinnati, 28; Reynolds, Arizona, 26; Uggla, Florida, 26; Fielder, Milwaukee, 25; CGonzalez, Colorado, 25. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 39; Morgan, Washington, 29; Pagan, New York, 28; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 24; CYoung, Arizona, 24; JosReyes, New York, 23; ATorres, San Francisco, 23. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 17-3; Wainwright, St. Louis, 17-6; Halladay, Philadelphia, 15-8; THudson, Atlanta, 14-5; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 13-4; Nolasco, Florida, 13-8; Latos, San Diego, 12-5; Arroyo, Cincinnati, 12-7. STRIKEOUTS—Halladay, Philadelphia, 175; Lincecum, San Francisco, 163; Wainwright, St. Louis, 158; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 157; Hamels, Philadelphia, 157; JoJohnson, Florida, 156; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 154. SAVES—HBell, San Diego, 35; BrWilson, San Francisco, 33; FCordero, Cincinnati, 30; Wagner, Atlanta, 29; Capps, Washington, 26; Nunez, Florida, 26; FRodriguez, New York, 25.

Minor League Baseball Midwest League

Eastern Division W L Great Lakes (Dodgers) 33 14 Fort Wayne (Padres) 29 18 Lansing (Blue Jays) 24 23 West Michigan (Tigers) 23 24

Pct. GB .702 — .617 4 .511 9 .489 10

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25 26 27 36

.468 11 .435 121⁄2 .426 13 .217 221⁄2

Western Division W L Pct. GB Quad Cities (Cardinals) 27 18 .600 — x-Cedar Rapids (Angels) 27 19 .587 1⁄2 Kane County (Athletics) 27 19 .587 1⁄2 Clinton (Mariners) 25 21 .543 21⁄2 Beloit (Twins) 23 21 .523 31⁄2 Wisconsin (Brewers) 22 25 .468 6 Peoria (Cubs) 20 24 .455 61⁄2 Burlington (Royals) 16 28 .364 101⁄2 x-clinched first half Friday’s Late Results Burlington 15, Clinton 4 Wisconsin 5, Quad Cities 3 Saturday’s Results Peoria at Kane County, (n) Quad Cities at Burlington, (n) Cedar Rapids at Wisconsin, (n) South Bend at West Michigan, (n) Dayton at Lake County, (n) Clinton at Beloit, (n) Fort Wayne at Lansing, (n) Great Lakes at Bowling Green, (n) Today’s Games Dayton at Lake County, 1 p.m. South Bend at West Michigan, 1 p.m. Peoria at Kane County, 2 p.m. Quad Cities at Burlington, 2 p.m., 1st game Cedar Rapids at Wisconsin, 2:05 p.m. Clinton at Beloit, 3 p.m. Fort Wayne at Lansing, 2:05 p.m. Great Lakes at Bowling Green, 3:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Burlington, 4:30 p.m., 2nd game International League North Division W L Scranton/W-B (Yankees) 71 49 64 55 Buffalo (Mets) Syracuse (Nationals) 62 58 Pawtucket (Red Sox) 52 68 Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 46 73 Rochester (Twins) 45 76 South Division W L Durham (Rays) 73 46 Charlotte (White Sox) 60 61 Gwinnett (Braves) 59 61 Norfolk (Orioles) 56 66

Pct. .592 .538 .517 .433 .387 .372

GB — 61⁄2 9 19 1 24 ⁄2 261⁄2

Pct. GB .613 — .496 14 .492 141⁄2 .459 181⁄2

West Division W L Pct. GB 69 52 .570 — Columbus (Indians) Louisville (Reds) 68 52 .567 1⁄2 Indianapolis (Pirates) 61 60 .504 8 Toledo (Tigers) 56 65 .463 13 Saturday’s Results Pawtucket 6, Buffalo 4 Gwinnett 4, Durham 2, 1st game Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7, Toledo 3 Syracuse at Indianapolis, (n) Lehigh Valley at Rochester, (n) Louisville at Columbus, (n) Norfolk 6, Charlotte 1 Durham at Gwinnett, (n), 2nd game Today’s Games Buffalo at Pawtucket, 1:05 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Rochester, 1:05 p.m. Syracuse at Indianapolis, 2 p.m. Durham at Gwinnett, 2:05 p.m. Louisville at Columbus, 5:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Toledo, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 6:15 p.m. Monday’s Games Lehigh Valley at Rochester, 1:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Toledo, 7 p.m. Syracuse at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Pawtucket, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Durham at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m.

GOLF PGA Tour

PGA Championship Saturday’s Results At Whistling Straits, Straits Course Sheboygan, Wis. Purse: $7.5 million Yardage: 7,514; Par: 72 Third Round Nick Watney 69-68-66 — 203 Dustin Johnson 71-68-67 — 206 Rory McIlroy 71-68-67 — 206 Wenchong Liang 72-71-64 — 207 Jason Day 69-72-66 — 207 Martin Kaymer 72-68-67 — 207 Steve Elkington 71-70-67 — 208 Zach Johnson 69-70-69 — 208 Jason Dufner 73-66-69 — 208 Jim Furyk 70-68-70 — 208 Bryce Molder 72-67-70 — 209 Bubba Watson 68-71-70 — 209 Matt Kuchar 67-69-73 — 209 Simon Dyson 71-71-68 — 210 Simon Khan 69-70-71 — 210 Ernie Els 68-74-69 — 211 Seung Yul Noh 68-71-72 — 211 Stewart Cink 77-68-66 — 211 Camilo Villegas 71-71-70 — 212 D.A. Points 70-72-70 — 212 Brian Davis 71-72-69 — 212 David Horsey 72-71-69 — 212 Carl Pettersson 71-70-71 — 212 Francesco Molinari 68-73-71 — 212 Stephen Gallacher 71-69-72 — 212 Bo Van Pelt 73-67-72 — 212 Steve Stricker 72-72-68 — 212 David Toms 74-71-67 — 212 Vijay Singh 73-66-73 — 212 Brandt Snedeker 75-70-67 — 212 Peter Hanson 71-71-71 — 213 Robert Karlsson 71-71-71 — 213 Paul Casey 72-71-70 — 213 Kyung-tae Kim 70-72-71 — 213 Brian Gay 72-70-71 — 213 Edoardo Molinari 71-72-70 — 213 Tim Clark 72-71-70 — 213 Tiger Woods 71-70-72 — 213 Heath Slocum 73-72-68 — 213 Hunter Mahan 74-71-68 — 213 K.J. Choi 74-69-71 — 214 Charl Schwartzel 73-69-72 — 214 Ben Crane 73-68-73 — 214 Rickie Fowler 73-71-70 — 214 Brendon de Jonge 74-66-74 — 214 Troy Matteson 72-72-70 — 214 Ryan Palmer 71-68-75 — 214 Phil Mickelson 73-69-73 — 215 Charles Howell III 69-74-72 — 215 Justin Leonard 73-69-73 — 215 Gregory Bourdy 70-70-75 — 215 J.B. Holmes 72-66-77 — 215 G. Fernandez-Castano 70-73-73 — 216 Martin Laird 70-74-72 — 216 Marc Leishman 71-73-72 — 216 Darren Clarke 74-70-72 — 216 Adam Scott 72-73-71 — 216 Kevin Na 74-71-71 — 216 Ross McGowan 73-72-71 — 216 PGA Championship Tee Times Today At Whistling Straits Golf Club Sheboygan, Wis. All Times EDT Yardage: 7,514; Par: 72 Final Round 9:02 a.m. — Jeff Overton, Ian Poulter 9:11 a.m. — DJ Trahan, Fredrik Andersson Hed 9:20 a.m. — Chad Campbell, Stuart Appleby 9:29 a.m. — Rob Labritz, Retief Goosen 9:38 a.m. — Ryan Moore, Shaun Micheel 9:47 a.m. — Tom Lehman, Davis Love III 9:56 a.m. — Ross McGowan, Rhys Davies 10:05 a.m. — Adam Scott, Kevin Na 10:14 a.m. — Marc Leishman, Darren Clarke 10:23 a.m. — G. Fernandez-Castano, Martin Laird 10:32 a.m. — Gregory Bourdy, JB Holmes 10:41 a.m. — Charles Howell III, Justin Leonard 10:50 a.m. — Ryan Palmer, Phil Mickelson 10:59 a.m. — Brendon De Jonge, Troy Matteson 11:17 a.m. — Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler 11:26 a.m. — KJ Choi, Charl Schwartzel 11:35 a.m. — Heath Slocum, Hunter Mahan 11:44 a.m. — Tim Clark, Tiger Woods 11:53 a.m. — Edoardo Molinari, Brian Gay 12:02 p.m. — Paul Casey, Kuyng-tae Kim 12:11 p.m. — Robert Karlsson, Peter Hanson 12:20 p.m. — Vijay Singh, Brandt Snedeker 12:29 p.m. — Bo Van Pelt, David Toms 12:38 p.m. — Stephen Gallacher, Steve Stricker 12:47 p.m. — Carl Pettersson, Francesco Molinari 12:56 p.m. — Brian Davis, David Horsey 1:14 p.m. — Camillo Villegas, D.A. Points

1:23 p.m. — S.Y. Noh, Stewart Cink 1:32 p.m. — Simon Khan, Ernie Els 1:41 p.m. — Matt Kuchar, Simon Dyson 1:50 p.m. — Bryce Molder, Bubba Watson 1:59 p.m. — Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk 2:08 p.m. — Steve Elkington, Zach Johnson 2:17 p.m. — Jason Day, Martin Kaymer 2:26 p.m. — Rory McIlroy, Liang Wenchong 2:35 p.m. — Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson

Recreation

Tournaments Golf tournament listings. To be included, tournament directors should e-mail (sports@citpat.com) or fax (7879710) their notices to the Citizen Patriot. ■ Leslie High School wrestling will be holding its 12th annual Blackhawk Grappler Open at Hankerd Hills Golf Course on Aug. 21. The event is a four-person scramble and cost is $65 per person. Includes dinner. Team prizes for first and second place, 50⁄50 raffle and door prizes. 2 p.m. shotgun start. Contact Todd Stern at 795-4205, George Manson at 449-7777 or Kathy Thomas at 589-8435. ■ The Jackson County Women’s Golf Association One Day Meet is set for Aug. 27 at Hankerd Hills Golf Course. There is an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $19. For more information, contact Jan Kalahar at 787-4162. ■ The Spring Arbor University Open will be Sept. 13 at the Country Club of Jackson. Registration and a light lunch will be from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Golf begins at 12:30 with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $700 per foursome. Proceeds benefit Spring Arbor University’s scholarship program. For more information, visit: www.arbor. edu/open or call Malachi Crane at 7506543 e-mail: malachi@arbor.edu.

FOOTBALL National Football League

Preseason Saturday’s Results Miami 10, Tampa Bay 7 Detroit at Pittsburgh, (n) Cleveland at Green Bay, (n) Minnesota at St. Louis, (n) Houston at Arizona, (n) Chicago at San Diego, (n) Tennessee at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games San Francisco at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Denver at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Monday’s Game N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 8 p.m.

TENNIS ATP World Tour

Rogers Cup A U.S. Open Series event Saturday’s Results At Rexall Centre Toronto Purse: $3 million (WT1000) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Semifinals Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, 6-3, 6-4. Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, def. Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.

BASKETBALL WNBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Indiana 20 10 .667 New York 19 11 .633 Washington 18 12 .600 Atlanta 18 13 .581 Connecticut 15 15 .500 Chicago 13 17 .433

GB — 1 2 21⁄2 5 7

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB z-Seattle 25 5 .833 — Phoenix 14 17 .452 111⁄2 San Antonio 12 18 .400 13 Los Angeles 11 19 .367 14 Minnesota 11 19 .367 14 Tulsa 5 25 .167 20 z-clinched conference Saturday’s Results New York 107, Phoenix 69 Atlanta at Chicago, (n) Los Angeles at Tulsa, (n) Today’s Games Seattle at Washington, 4 p.m. Indiana at Connecticut, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

SOCCER Major League Soccer

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Columbus 11 4 4 37 28 New York 9 7 4 31 21 Toronto FC 7 7 5 26 21 Chicago 5 5 6 21 21 New England 6 9 3 21 18 Kansas City 5 8 5 20 15 Philadelphia 4 10 5 17 23 D.C. 3 14 3 12 13

GA 17 22 21 21 27 21 34 35

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles 13 3 4 43 32 13 Real Salt Lake 10 4 6 36 34 16 FC Dallas 8 2 9 33 27 17 Colorado 7 5 7 28 21 18 Seattle 8 8 4 28 23 25 San Jose 6 6 5 23 20 20 Houston 5 10 5 20 23 30 Chivas USA 5 10 3 18 22 25 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Results Philadelphia 1, Colorado 1, tie Los Angeles 1, New York 0 FC Dallas 3, D.C. United 1 New England 1, Houston 0 Columbus at Real Salt Lake, (n) Kansas City at San Jose, (n) Seattle FC at Chivas USA, (n) Wednesday, August 18 New England at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games New York at Toronto FC, 1 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 4 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Chivas USA at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. New England at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 22 Philadelphia at D.C. United, 2 p.m.

BOWLING Recreation

League openings Officers who would like to publicize their league openings should e-mail the information to sports@citpat.com or fax it to 787-9710. Include the name of the league; whether it is mixed, men’s or women’s; day and time it bowls; the name of the center; how many openings; number of members of each team; and contact information. Airport Lanes ■ After 5 women’s bowling league has an opening for a four-person team. The league bowls at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. For informtion, call Joette Saari at 787-7763. ■ AARP bowling league is a 9:30 a.m. Friday league looking for bowlers. Bowlers must be 50 or older. Dues are $4 for the season and $6.25 for three games of bowling per week. Opening day is Sept. 10. For more information, contact Jan Paulsen at 784-2278. ■ The 700 men’s league seeks individual bowlers and possibly a new team on Thursday. Starting time is 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 with five men per team. For more information, call Vary Wolfrum at 522-4782. ■ Ladies Matinee seeks two threewomen teams on Wednesdays. Play will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 1. For more information, call Vicky Pike at 250-1708. Summit Lanes ■ Koffee Klutchers Bowling League, a mixed league, needs men and women to bowl at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 7. Three members on each team. There is an organizational meeting at 10 a.m. Aug. 25. Call Dee Prue at 784-9781. ■ Center Couples mixed Sunday league seeks teams of two men and two women. Play begins 6 p.m. on Sept. 12. For more information, call Harry Giddens at 764-1670.

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Nick Watney reacts after making a birdie putt on the seventh hole Saturday during the third round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Young guns in lead after third round SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Whistling Straits was there for the taking. So is this PGA Championship. Nick Watney took over the lead Saturday with two quick birdies and never let up until he had a 6under 66, giving him a three-shot lead over Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy in a strong showing by golf’s next generation. When three long days along Lake Michigan finally ended, the contenders were short on major experience. Watney, who had to scramble for a bogey on the 18th hole after an aggressive play, practically seemed like an old man compared with some of the players chasing him. Johnson is 26, seasoned slightly by his memorable meltdown at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open. He found enough accuracy to go with his awesome power for a 67 to work his way into the final group in a major for the second time this year. Johnson was tied with McIlroy, the 21-year-old from Northern Ireland who also had a 67 and looks poised to deliver early on his promise of Europe’s next big star. None of the top six on the leaderboard have won a major. The last time the top six contenders were this green in the final major of the year was in 1992. Watney was at 13 under, in the lead at a major for the first time in his career after any round. The only player among the top six not in his 20s was the biggest surprise of all — Liang Wenchong, a 32-year-old from China who set the course record at Whistling Straits with a 64. He didn’t start playing the game until he was 15. Liang was at 207 along with 22-year-old Jason Day of Australia, who had a 66; and 25-year-old Martin Kaymer of Germany, who has top 10s in the past two majors. Kaymer had a 67. “There’s some really good players that haven’t won a major,” Watney said. “And all the guys that have, at one point they hadn’t won, either. So you’ve got to start somewhere. And hopefully, (Sunday) will be my day.” Golf appears to be trending that way. Five of the last six major champions had never won one before; the exception is Phil Mickelson this year at the Masters. To see so much inexperience at the top — not to mention youth — is not nearly as surprising in a year in which 27-yearold Louis Oosthuizen won the British Open at St. Andrews, and 30-year-old Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland won at Pebble Beach. “I guess you could say the younger guys are starting to play a lot better,” Johnson said. “We’re starting to contend in majors. We’re definitely moving forward, that’s for sure.”

Poor putting leaves Woods in a hole at PGA Championship SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — After pulling within five strokes of the lead Saturday morning and giving the plod-along PGA Championship some badly needed buzz, all the moves Tiger Woods made in the third round were in the wrong direction. He had to close birdie-birdie just to stay even for the day and, at 3 under, trails leader Nick Watney by 10 strokes. “Ironically enough, (Saturday) I hit the ball better than I did the first two days. I made nothing,” Woods said. “You have to putt. … No matter how good you hit it, you’ve still got to make putts.” He’s in danger of losing the No. 1 ranking he has held for a record 270 weeks in a row and likely needs to finish seventh or better to earn a spot on the Ryder Cup team. Woods was on the prowl when the second round resumed Saturday morning, making three birdies on the back nine to get within striking distance of the leaders. With the fog that wreaked havoc on the first two days of the tournament gone and the gusting winds down to a whisper, conditions looked ripe for a Woods’ run. He had his chances but missed key putts. But there is, he insists, cause for optimism. He made four birdies on the back nine Saturday afternoon, including ones on 17 and 18. And while he’s well behind Watney, “people have shot 50s before this year.” “Things are starting to solidify, which is good,” Woods said. “It’s not like I’m working on eight different things.”


SPORTS

JACKSON CITIZEN PATRIOT

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010

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DETROIT LIONS NOTEBOOK

Hanson hopes to be ready soon Veteran kicker to miss first two games recovering from surgery sonal goal is to get two preseason games in — we’ll see if the doctors agree. “It’ll feel better before it’s really ready for kicking. Healing takes time, no matter what you do to it.” Hanson has been going through a steady process of increased rehabilitation, but he already is beginning to lose some patience. “It doesn’t feel like it’s fast enough, but it’s on schedule. I feel good, and it feels like it’s ready for more than it probably is, so that’s good,” he said. “I see the doctor and he gives the thumbs-up or the thumbsdown on the next step.”

By Tom Kowalski Citizen Patriot News Service

PITTSBURGH — Jason Hanson has at least one more week left before he’ll start to get really antsy. Hanson, the Detroit Lions’ veteran kicker, didn’t play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he won’t play in next week’s preseason game either. After that, it’s anybody’s guess. Hanson recently had arthroscopic surgery in his left knee, and it was a similar procedure that was performed on his right knee during last year’s training camp. Hanson was ready by the start of the regular season, and at the very least he expects that to happen again this year. “I think the thought was that, with the proper rehab, I’d be ready for the opener,” Hanson said. “The goal is to get, maybe, a preseason game in. My per-

Levy, Delmas out

said he’s not worried that both players will be healthy and ready to go by the start of the regular season, but he’s concerned about the practice time they’re missing. Not because it’ll have an adverse affect on their own development, but because both players are involved in making pre-snap calls and adjustments on the field. “The thing that we miss the both with Levy and Delmas not practicing is fitting them in with everybody else,’’ Schwartz said. “It’s communicating with the other players, Levy taking charge of the front. Those guys rarely make mistakes. “I don’t spend a whole lot of time worrying if they’re going to be ready — they’re going to be ready.”

of injuries. Along with Hanson, Levy and Delmas, defensive end Jared DeVries, cornerback Aaron Berry, tight end Brandon Pettigrew, running back Kevin Smith and receiver Mike Moore were sidelined. Smith and Pettigrew have both been practicing for almost the entire training camp but, because they’re both coming back from knee surgeries, they’re being held out as a precaution. Safety Ko Simpson and cornerback Jack Williams are both still on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Roster cuts The Lions will keep 80 players on their roster until they have to cut down to 75 on Aug. 31 — after their third preseason game. The roster will then be reduced to the mandatory 53-man limit Sept. 4, two days after Detroit’s final preseason game.

Two other players who didn’t participate in Saturday’s game Other injuries are two of the bright young stars on defense: linebacker There is no inactive list for DeAndre Levy (back) and preseason games, but the Lions safety Louis Delmas (groin). still had a lengthy list of players Lions coach Jim Schwartz who didn’t participate because

MICHIGAN SENIOR OLYMPICS

DETROIT LIONS — PRESEASON OPENER

Former teacher, coach at Homer wins five medals

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive players Larry Foote (50) and Keenan Lewis (23) attempt to stop Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson after a first-quarter reception Saturday.

Weather stalls opener Thunderstorms force teams from field in first half Game details

By Tom Kowalski Citizen Patriot News Service

PITTSBURGH — The Detroit Lions got a quick look at some of their star players Saturday night and then got them off the field before the game turned into a rainsoaked mess. In the first preseason game for both teams, the Lions trailed the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-7 when thunderstorms delayed the game with 1:31 remaining in the second quarter. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played in the first three series, completing eight passes in 11 attempts for 61 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Stafford looked sharp and decisive in all three series. Right defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, one of Detroit’s prized free agent signings, was getting a consistent

Because of the delay, the game ended after press time for today’s edition of the Citizen Patriot. For details of the game, please go to www.mlive.com/lions. pass rush, forcing a couple of quick and errant throws. Rookie running back Jahvid Best, who also played in the first three series, carried the ball six times for 29 yards for an average of 4.8 yards per attempt. Best, who also caught a nine-yard pass, made one mistake that led to a turnover. In Detroit’s second series, Stafford read a Pittsburgh blitz and got rid of the ball quickly. He dumped off a pass to Best in the right flat, and the pass was high but catchable. It bounced off Best’s

hands and was intercepted by Steelers safety Ryan Clark at the Pittsburgh 17-yard line. After the Steelers had to settle for a 35-yard field goal, the Lions came back and marched 68 yards in 11 plays and capped the drive with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson. The Lions went to Johnson in the end zone twice, trying to hit jump balls over cornerback Keenan Lewis, who kept knocking it away. On the third attempt, the Lions faked the fade and Stafford threw a dart to Johnson who stopped abruptly just inside the end zone for the easy touchdown catch. Pittsburgh’s first series ended when running back Rashard Mendenhall, after a big gain, had the ball stripped away by safety C.C. Brown. Kyle Vanden Bosch’s pressure on third-and-nine forced an errant pass, and the Steelers

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bill Bailey of Springfield, a former teacher and coach at Homer High School, stands with his shot put and proudly displays five of the medals he won for competing in the 2010 Senior Olympics at Oakland University last month.

had to punt. The Lions set up for a return, but punter Daniel Sepulveda boomed a kick that forced returner Derrick Williams to retreat. Williams should’ve let the ball bounce for a potential touchback, but he called for a fair catch at the 3-yard line. Detroit went three-and-out on their first series as Best carried three straight times. After gaining 9 yards on two carries, he was stuffed on a third-and-one. Detroit’s self-destruction started on the next series when a 35-yard completion to Calvin Johnson was wiped out on a tripping penalty on left tackle Jeff Backus. If Backus, who had gotten beat on the play, hadn’t tripped up defensive end James Harrison, Stafford would’ve been sacked before he could’ve gotten the pass off.

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — What if someone told you that a man competed in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, shot put, discus, javelin, bench press, 5-kilometer run, 10K run, 20K run, and 40K bike racing events all in one week? What if someone told you the man who competed in all those events is 76 years old? Bill Bailey, a retired school teacher residing in Springfield, took part in the Michigan Senior “The main reaOlympic Games held son I did this at Oakland University in Rochester. was for my And not only did Baiown health. I ley participate in the games, he won medals love to exerin five different events. “The main reason I cise. I love the did this was for my own friendship and health,” Bailey said. “I love to exercise. I love camaraderie.” the friendship and ca— Bill Bailey maraderie. Former Homer High “I thought if I could School teacher and do these events, it coach who won five would inspire other medals at the Michigan senior citizens to get Senior Olympics healthy both physically and mentally.” Bailey won a gold medal in the 100 dash; silver medals in 200 dash, the shot put and the bench press events; and took the bronze in the discus. “It’s good for the community when senior citizens are healthy, because I think we would have a lot more volunteers in the community,” Bailey said. “We are appreciative and very willing of our time, and I know more of us would come out, if we’re healthy.” Unfortunately for Bailey, staying healthy hasn’t always been easy. He started competing in the Senior Games in 2004. But in 2006, Bailey was hit by a car while riding his bike and was nearly killed. He planned to celebrate recovery from the accident by competing in the 2009 games. But while training on his bike, he was once again in an accident. That time it was a truck that crashed into him. “The one in 2009 was the most devastating,” Bailey said. “I truly believe that I was in the best shape of my life that year. So it was a rough road back to recovery.” However, Bailey has found a way to use his auto accidents as motivation to continue training and continue competing. “I give all the glory to God,” Bailey said. “The doctors told me both times that anybody else my age would have died. It’s because the Lord gave me a strong body and because I keep that body in the best shape possible that I’m here today.” Bailey was a school teacher and track coach at Homer High School for 20 years and has fostered relationships with both Battle Creek Central track coach Larry Caper and Battle Creek St. Philip athletic director Vicky Groat. “I actually give a lot of credit to Larry and Vicky,” Bailey said. “They both gave me some equipment from their high schools that helped me train.” Next year, Bailey will attempt to compete in the National Senior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Haynesworth, McNabb spark Redskins’ in first game WASHINGTON (AP) — Even Albert Haynesworth had a few upbeat things to say after the Washington Redskins’ first preseason game. Then again, it’s hard to be a sourpuss after a 42-17 victory. Although it was only a preseason match using simplified schemes against a banged-up team, Friday’s win over the Buffalo Bills helps reinforce the feeling that new coach Mike Shanahan has the team headed in the right di-

rection after last year’s 4-12 record under Jim Zorn. “I know a lot of people will say it doesn’t mean anything,” center Casey Rabach said, “but it’s amazing what it does to your confidence. We went out there and put 42 points on an NFL team. The points feel good. We all have confidence in this offense and defense. To do what we did just kind of solidifies that confidence.” Both offense and defense settled down after some

first-series jitters. Donovan McNabb led a touchdown drive in his Redskins debut, and youngsters Brandon Banks, Anthony Armstrong and Ryan Torain were among those who made solid opening statements in the battles for roster spots. Then there was Haynesworth, who took his spot with the second-stringers for two series to play nose tackle in a 3-4 defense — something he spent months desperately

trying to avoid. As it turns out, the big fellow doesn’t seem to mind the 3-4, at least not the version being taught to him by defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. “What I was told earlier was completely different than what we’re doing now,” said Haynesworth, ending his media silence on the subject. “But getting with Haslett these last few weeks has really cleared up a whole lot of stuff. It’s great to have him on

my side to help me with the defense and stuff.” Haslett has essentially become Haynesworth’s good cop, buffering the friction between the two-time AllPro and Shanahan. The head coach wouldn’t grant to Haynesworth’s request for a trade in the spring, forced Haynesworth to pass a conditioning test upon arrival at training camp, then designated Haynesworth as the backup nose tackle once the

test was passed. After the game, it was clear Haynesworth and Shanahan aren’t going to be bowling buddies anytime soon. Shanahan was dispassionate when asked about Haynesworth’s performance, saying he would need to review the video first, while Haynesworth summed up his relationship with Shanahan like this: “He’s the head coach. I’m a player. That’s what it is.”


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SPORTS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010

MIS NOTEBOOK

Stewart supports fines of drivers

SPRINT CUP SERIES — MARK MARTIN

Carl Edwards turns 31 today, and this month is the sixth anniversary of his first Sprint Cup start. Edwards is hoping to make a little history, as he’s seeking his 50th career win in the EDWARDS three NASCAR Series (Cup, Nationwide, Trucks) and he’s trying to give car owner Jack Roush his 12th Cup Series win at MIS. Edwards has two wins at MIS. He won in June 2007 and again in August 2008. Edwards has not won in the series since the final race of the 2008 season, a span of 58 races. “I wouldn’t say there’s any pressure, but it has the potential to be a different day and a really good day,” Edwards said.

Bill’s the man Bill Elliott will set the career mark at MIS with his record 61st start in a Cup Series race at the 2-mile oval in Brooklyn. He tied Ricky Rudd’s mark of 60 starts in June.

Watch the 48 Jimmie Johnson, who starts second today, was quickest during the final practice session Saturday for the Carfax 400. Johnson was followed on the Saturday speed JOHNSON chart by David Ragan, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle and Jeff Burton. Pole-sitter Kasey Kahne was 13th-quickest in practice.

Hamlin looking for a rare MIS double By Leanne Smith

By Mike Pryson

Birthday boy

MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

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Leave it to Tony Stewart to be the voice of reason at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. Stewart, never one to hide his feelings during his Sprint Cup Series career, supports NASCAR’s stance on fining drivers for comments critical of the series. Stewart played nice before Saturday’s final practice session for today’s Carfax 400. “NASCAR has built over 60-plus years of product that’s a STEWART good product and is a thriving product,” Stewart said. “I don’t think it’s fair for us drivers or media to tear all that down. “I think we all forget, myself included, how good we really have it, to do what we do every week and to be able to go to the places we do and participate in the sport that we all love.” Stewart said the media also has a role in the flow of what sometimes is heated, or even uncalled for, shots from drivers. “The great thing is that the media is allowed to get to us right after we get out of our cars when the adrenaline is flowing,” Stewart said. “But at the same time, there are a lot of things said in that first five, or 10 minutes that 30 minutes or an hour after the race is over, I think a lot of times we wish we would have phrased differently.” Last month, drivers Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin were reported by the Associated Press to have been fined $50,000 for comments detrimental to the sport. “From NASCAR’s side, they’ve got to do what they have to do to protect the sport,” Stewart said.

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Mark Martin talks to a member of his crew while waiting to practice Friday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Martin enters today’s race in 12th place in the points standings.

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Mark Martin will be watching his back today at Michigan International Speedway. Martin, the 51-year-old wonder now in his fourth decade of racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, sits on the bubble, in 12th place, in the points race heading into the Carfax 400. And with just four races to go until the Chase is trimmed down to 12 drivers for the final 10-race sprint to the title, Martin knows this could be his last best shot at winning that first championship. Any of the next four races, starting with today’s test in Brooklyn, could make or break Martin’s season. “I don’t think we can make the Chase unless we go out and run strong,” Martin said. “If we don’t go out and look really strong, it doesn’t mean that we’re playing defense. “We’re going to put our best foot forward, put an enormous amount of effort into picking up our game, really more than last year, because last year we were in it, so we were just refining what we were doing.” Last year at this time, Martin was sitting 11th in the points with four wins to his credit, a fairly healthy 88 points to the safe side of qualifying for the Chase. This time around, the pack is on his tail, as the 12th-place Martin is trying to hold off Clint Bowyer (10 points back), Ryan Newman (83 back) and Jamie McMurray (94 back). Even Dale Earnhardt Jr., 121 points back of Martin, and today’s polesitter, Kasey Kahne at 133 points off the pace, are within striking distance. Martin, winless in 2010, will start 12th in today’s race. “It’s real different than last year,” Martin said. “Last year, it was so intense because we knew that if we got in the Chase, we could win it — and we nearly did. It would have been a major crime to have missed the Chase last year. “This year, we have to continue to build momentum quickly, if we make the Chase, to be relevant once we get in.” Martin has announced that the 2011 season will be his last in the series with Hen-

Points leaders Standings for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship heading into today’s race at Michigan International Speedway: Driver Points 1. Kevin Harvick 3,210 2. Jeff Gordon 3,025 3. Jeff Burton 2,895 4. Kurt Busch 2,892 5. Jimmie Johnson 2,882 6. Denny Hamlin 2,872 7. Kyle Busch 2,866 8. Tony Stewart 2,865 9. Carl Edwards 2,821 10. Matt Kenseth 2,806 11. Greg Biffle 2,743 12. Mark Martin 2,641 ——— 13. Clint Bowyer 2,631 14. Ryan Newman 2,558 15. Jamie McMurray 2,547 16. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,520 17. Kasey Kahne 2,508 drick Motorsports. The team already has given away his ride for 2012, signing Kahne to take over that ride when they finally pry Martin out of the seat. “I’m going to ride along and enjoy working with the brightest in the business right now,” Martin said. “It is the time of my life, and I’m going to enjoy that. And you have to understand, also, that it’s by choice, my choice, that I won’t be back in the 5 car in 2012.” Martin hasn’t made any announcements regarding what he wants to do after 2011. It’s hard to imagine him walking away from racing completely. “I’ve got in my mind what I want to do, and what I want to do is get almost this deep into the season next year,” Martin said. “The cool thing is that I don’t have to worry about it. It’s a very exciting time in my life. “It’s the best time in my life.”

A win in today’s Carfax 400 would do a lot toward helping Denny Hamlin’s Chase to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. It would also land him on an elite list of drivers who have won both Michigan International Speedway NASCAR races in a season. Only five drivers have combined for seven double wins in the track’s 42-year history. Bobby Labonte was the last driver to pull off the MIS double in 1995. “It obviously would be big for us,” Hamlin said. “I think it’s very hard to sweep at racetracks simply because the competition just gets better.” Less than three months removed from knee surgery, Hamlin cruised to win June’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at MIS after leading 123 of the race’s 200 laps. It was his first career win at MIS. “We’ve only swept at one other track, and that was Pocono, during the course of my career,” Hamlin said. “When you’re the top dog one race, you’ve got 42 others that are working to get past you and it seems like there is always one other car or two other cars that get past you to keep you from sweeping.” Hamlin will start today’s race from the 33rd spot. Track conditions don’t change much from June to August, he said, but the competition does. “The only difference is that it’s a little bit hotter here now simply because it’s a little clearer than it was in the spring,” Hamlin said. “But the speeds pick up a little bit more just from gains that guys have made from the first race to the second.” Hamlin’s June MIS race win was his fifth of the season and his last to date. “We feel like there have been a few opportunities for us to win between these two races,” he said. “We are excited that we are back at a track that we had really good success at just a few weeks ago.” While Hamlin is hoping

Doubling up A win for Denny Hamlin in today’s Carfax 400 would land him in a small group of drivers who have won both of Michigan International Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in a season. It’s a feat accomplished only seven times by just five different drivers in the track’s 42-year history: 1995 — Bobby Labonte 1986 — Bill Elliott 1985 — Bill Elliott 1983 — Cale Yarborough 1976 — David Pearson 1972 — David Pearson 1971 — Bobby Allison Source: 2010 Michigan International Speedway Media Guide for a victory, he’s also keeping an eye on the big picture as the Chase for the Championship nears. Hamlin is sixth in the points and a virtual lock to make the 12-driver Chase. “We’re getting close to the Chase, so our mindset is a little different than what it was probably eight weeks ago,” he said. “We’re just trying to get geared up and going for the Chase.” MIS is a track Hamlin said he once feared. “We never ran very well here early in my career,” he said. “We struggled and had some bad luck. It was also a combination of my comfort level and just not being able to get the car where we needed it.” All that changed in June 2009, Hamlin said. “We came here with a new car and a new setup, and it clicked,” he said. “We were fast off the truck and finished third and it was a turning point for us in a lot of ways. We came back in August and ran in the top 10 and then really hit on it when we came back this year and dominated a race probably as much as I ever have. “It was a great day for us so that definitely gives us confidence coming back.”

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Denny Hamlin waits near his car while his team makes a few adjustments during practice Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Hamlin won at MIS in June.

Keselowski gets his second MIS Nationwide victory Continued from B1

The margin of victory was 3.179 seconds. Nationwide Series rookie Danica Patrick started 33rd and finished 27th. She was four laps behind the leaders. Keselowski’s route to victory was not entirely smooth. “The clutch was an issue, and I was nervous about it,” Keselowski said. “I didn’t know if it was going to cost us the win.” Keselowski’s crew chief Paul Wolfe said the issue with the clutch didn’t affect performance on the track. “It was only an issue on pit road,” Wolfe said. “It could have been a lot worse.” Keselowski, who has dominated the series points chase, had the field covered early. He led 89 of the 125 laps. The first 61 laps were run without a caution period, and Keselowski rocketed to a lead of 11.32 seconds before the first yellow flag came out for oil on the track. It was the longest greenflag start to a Nationwide Series race at MIS since 2000

when the first 73 laps were caution free. The first signs of anything but a perfect race day for Keselowski appeared during a pit stop during that first caution period. The clutch failed, and he briefly stalled the car before coming out of the pits in second place behind Paul Menard. Edwards, meanwhile, came out of that round of pit stops with the best car, and he took the lead from Menard on Lap 77. Keselowski fell back even farther during the final round of pit stops because of the clutch issue, and Edwards held a lead of five seconds with 18 laps to go. Keselowski chopped the lead down to 2.589 seconds in just four laps. “We were running him down, but I don’t know if we were going to catch him,” Keselowski said. Keselowski’s break came when the car driven by Robert Richardson Jr. brushed the wall on Lap 112 of the 125-lap race to bring out the final yellow flag. Edwards wasn’t able to hold off Keselowski on the restart.

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Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane on Saturday while his pit crew douses him in Gatorade at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. “The caution came out, and Brad and those guys just took off,” Edwards said. “We raced side-by-side and clean all day. It was a fun race. I just wish our car was a little faster.” Edwards and Keselowski,

both on probation with NASCAR for on-track incidents earlier this season, raced nose-to-tale and side-by-side much of the race without incident this time. “It’s a good thing we’re both

on probation,” Edwards said. “Neither one of us wanted to be the guy who messes us up. “When him, I and Paul (Menard) were running one, two, three, that’s as good as it gets.”


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B7

CARFAX400 STARTING GRID #9 KASEY KAHNE Qualifying speed: 187.183 Car: Ford. Points: 17th Top 5s: 5. Top 10s: 7

ROW 1

#48 JIMMIE JOHNSON Qualifying speed: 187.086 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 5th Top 5s: 8. Top 10s: 12

#33 CLINT BOWYER Qualifying speed: 186.577 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 13th Top 5s: 3. Top 10s: 11

ROW 2

#14 TONY STEWART Qualifying speed: 186.572 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 8th Top 5s: 6. Top 10s: 12

#42 JUAN MONTOYA Qualifying speed: 186.461 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 19th Top 5s: 5. Top 10s: 9

ROW 3

#16 GREG BIFFLE Qualifying speed: 186.35 Car: Ford. Points: 11th Top 5s: 4. Top 10s: 12

#17 MATT KENSETH Qualifying speed: 186.268 Car: Ford. Points: 10th Top 5s: 4. Top 10s: 8

ROW 4

#29 KEVIN HARVICK Qualifying speed: 186.176 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 1st Top 5s: 10. Top 10s: 15

#56 MARTIN TRUEX JR. Qualifying speed: 186.167 Car: Toyota. Points: 20th Top 5s: 1. Top 10s: 5

ROW 5

#98 PAUL MENARD Qualifying speed: 185.912 Car: Ford. Points: 23rd Top 5s: 1. Top 10s: 3

#31 JEFF BURTON Qualifying speed: 185.73 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 3rd Top 5s: 4. Top 10s: 12

ROW 6

#5 MARK MARTIN Qualifying speed: 185.715 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 12th Top 5s: 5. Top 10s: 7

#2 KURT BUSCH Qualifying speed: 185.596 Car: Dodge. Points: 4th Top 5s: 8. Top 10s: 13

ROW 7

#00 DAVID REUTIMANN Qualifying speed: 185.596 Car: Toyota. Points: 18th Top 5s: 4. Top 10s: 4

#09 LANDON CASSILL Qualifying speed: 185.467 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 51st Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

ROW 8

#43 AJ ALLMENDINGER Qualifying speed: 185.419 Car: Ford. Points: 22nd Top 5s: 1. Top 10s: 4

#39 RYAN NEWMAN Qualifying speed: 185.333 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 14th Top 5s: 2. Top 10s: 6

ROW 9

#18 KYLE BUSCH Qualifying speed: 185.29 Car: Toyota. Points: 7th Top 5s: 5. Top 10s: 11

#1 JAMIE MCMURRAY Qualifying speed: 185.276 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 15th Top 5s: 6. Top 10s: 8

ROW 10

#78 REGAN SMITH Qualifying speed: 185.071 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 30th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

#13 MAX PAPIS Qualifying speed: 184.952 Car: Toyota. Points: 38th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

ROW 11

#87 JOE NEMECHEK Qualifying speed: 184.876 Car: Toyota. Points: 37th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

#19 ELLIOTT SADLER Qualifying speed: 184.867 Car: Ford. Points: 29th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

ROW 12

#99 CARL EDWARDS Qualifying speed: 184.776 Car: Ford. Points: 9th Top 5s: 4. Top 10s: 11

#26 PATRICK CARPENTIER Qualifying speed: 184.729 Car: Ford. Points: 60th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

ROW 13

#12 BRAD KESELOWSKI Qualifying speed: 184.634 Car: Dodge. Points: 25th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

#20 JOEY LOGANO Qualifying speed: 184.615 Car: Toyota. Points: 21st Top 5s: 2. Top 10s: 8

ROW 14

#77 SAM HORNISH JR. Qualifying speed: 184.582 Car: Dodge. Points: 28th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

#6 DAVID RAGAN Qualifying speed: 184.535 Car: Ford. Points: 24th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 1

ROW 15

#21 BILL ELLIOTT Qualifying speed: 184.431 Car: Ford. Points: 43rd Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

#82 SCOTT SPEED Qualifying speed: 184.417 Car: Toyota. Points: 27th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 2

ROW 16

#38 TRAVIS KVAPIL Qualifying speed: 184.341 Car: Ford. Points: 32nd Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

#11 DENNY HAMLIN Qualifying speed: 183.885 Car: Toyota. Points: 6th Top 5s: 8. Top 10s: 9

ROW 17

#83 REED SORENSON Qualifying speed: 183.87 Car: Toyota. Points: 45th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 1

#07 ROBBY GORDON Qualifying speed: 183.744 Car: Toyota. Points: 33rd Top 5s: 1. Top 10s: 1

ROW 18

#24 JEFF GORDON Qualifying speed: 183.439 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 2nd Top 5s: 10. Top 10s: 13

#47 MARCOS AMBROSE Qualifying speed: 183.388 Car: Toyota. Points: 26th Top 5s: 1. Top 10s: 3

ROW 19

#88 DALE EARNHARDT JR. Qualifying speed: 183.337 Car: Chevrolet. Points: 16th Top 5s: 2. Top 10s: 6

#34 TONY RAINES Qualifying speed: 182.764 Car: Ford. Points: 66th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

ROW 20

#71 BOBBY LABONTE Qualifying: Owner Points Car: Chevrolet. Points: 31st Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

#7 P.J. JONES Qualifying: Owner Points Car: Toyota. Points: 56th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

ROW 21

#37 DAVID GILLILAND Qualifying: Owner Points Car: Ford. Points: 35th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

#55 MICHAEL MCDOWELL Qualifying speed: 183.257 Car: Toyota. Points: 44th Top 5s: 0. Top 10s: 0

ROW 22

FAILED TO QUALIFY #32 Mike Bliss, #46 J.J. Yeley, #66 Scott Riggs, #36 Casey Mears

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Kasey Kahne will start on the pole for today’s Carfax 400, and two of the Trading Paint guys think he’ll finish first, too.

Trading Paint Panel Picks Jeff Bleiler Jackson Citizen Patriot

hunch is that anyone running in the Carfax 250 Nationwide Series race will be wiped out physically by Saturday night. Kahne, runner-up here in June, should drive relaxed ■ Winner: Jimmie Johnson — He’s and with confidence knowing that his 2011 already knocked Bristol and Sonoma off his list of tracks where he’s winless. After ride with Red Bull Racing is secured. ■ No chance: Jimmie Johnson — One leading 279 of 400 laps at MIS in 2009 and leading in June before running out of gas day he’ll win at MIS, but not this year. His lack of success at MIS (0-for-17) makes no with two laps left, you can cross Michigan off the list next. logical sense, but something always seems ■ No chance: Clint Bowyer — He gave to go wrong for the No. 48. up his 12th-place spot in the standings last ■ Don’t be surprised if … Greg Biffle week to Mark Martin, and it couldn’t have continues to solidify his spot on the list of come at a worse time. Bowyer’s average Chase contenders. He finished third and finish at MIS is 21.2. first in the two weeks before his hiccup ■ Don’t be surprised if … Jeff Burton (24th) at Watkins Glen last week. snaps his winless streak. Yes, I said Burton, not Gordon. Burton’s third in the standings Troy Ruel despite not having won since October Muskegon Chronicle 2008. Burton should take the opportunity to gamble on fuel mileage at MIS and try to ■ Winner: Carl Edwards — Remember cash in a victory. 2008 when Edwards won nine times and was supposed to dominate the series? He hasn’t visited Victory Lane since then Steve Kaminski despite his previous success at MIS. It Grand Rapids Press would be a happy homecoming for owner ■ Winner: Kasey Kahne — Kahne’s Jack Roush. future is now all set with this week’s big ■ No chance: Jimmie Johnson — The announcement. He will relax and get after four-time defending Cup champion has led it. the most laps in three of the past five races ■ No chance: Clint Bowyer — Bowyer is at MIS and has little to show for it. Sitting in desperate need of a solid run to get back comfortably in the chase, the No. 48 team into the Chase since he is only 10 points is focusing on future races. out of 12th, but he has never finished better ■ Don’t be surprised if … Danica Patrick posts her best NASCAR finish this weekend. than eighth in nine career MIS starts. ■ Don’t be surprised if … Matt Kenseth It’s been a forgettable season for Patrick, cracks the top 10. He hasn’t had a top-10 who is 11th in the IndyCar series, and has a finish since he took 10th at the Coca-Cola best finish of 24th in five Nationwide Series 600 on May 30, but MIS is one of his top starts. MIS and its four-wide racing groove tracks. should give Danica enough room to get comfortable Saturday.

Mike Pryson Jackson Citizen Patriot ■ Winner: Kasey Kahne — With oppressive heat predicted for Saturday, the

Note: These picks were made Friday before qualifying. Visit www.blog.mlive.com/finish_ line/ each week to see how the panel picks the remaining races.

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Brian Vickers exits his car at Michigan International Speedway. Vickers has missed much of this season with blood clots.

Vickers dealing with tough year Continued from B1

“Leading up to that race, we had shown speed in the past, but we had always had some sort of failure that had prevented us from winning,” Vickers added. “It felt great to put together a full, error-free race and get the end result we had been wanting for so long. It was a great day.” The win was Vickers’ lone victory of 2009, and it propelled him to his first Chase. He finished 12th in the points. It was also a big day for Red Bull Racing. “Last year’s win in Michigan was a huge event in the history of this team and for Red Bull,” said Jay Frye, Red Bull Racing team vice president and general manager. “Anytime you accomplish your goals and reach your first milestone, which for us was getting the team’s first win, is a big day. “You only get your first win once, and that’s what makes it so special.” This year, Vickers appeared in just 11 races, posting three top-10s along the way before

announcing May 13 that the health issues would keep him out of action. “Being out of the car has been tough to deal with, but it is what it is,” Vickers said. “I think these things happen for a reason, and I’m trying to make the most of my time away and learn something from the experience. “I hate that I won’t be back this year, but I am very excited to return next year to defend our title — and yes, I am returning next year. Obviously, I’m itching to get back to racing.” Vickers was placed on blood thinners to help the blood clot condition. The medication left him vulnerable to bleeding should he be injured in an accident. “Being out of the car has given me an opportunity to have a new appreciation for the sport I love,” he said. “When you are in the middle of something for 10, 15, 20 years, you can loose perspective to how cool it actually is.” Being away from the track has left the 26-year-old Vickers with a rare summer of free time.

“This experience has given me the opportunity to do some things I normally wouldn’t have been able to if I was racing,” Vickers said. “I went to the Formula 1 race in Montreal and to the Red Bull Air Race in New York City, and I’ve done some traveling on my own. “I’ve been able to see behind the scenes on our team and gain more knowledge of other roles, like watching the race from the spotter’s stand and on top of the pit box with the crew chief and engineers. I have gained another appreciation for the sport and can’t wait to be back. In a way, it has been a blessing in disguise.” Casey Mears, Mattias Ekstrom, Reed Sorenson and Boris Said have taken their turns this year in the No. 83 car piloted by Vickers to the Chase in 2009. Mears was let go after crashing into teammate Speed in June at Michigan. Sorenson is in the car this week. “It is mind-boggling to see what has transpired with this team in just one year,” Frye said.


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SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010

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MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY — A LOOK AT ESPN’S COVERAGE OF THE CARFAX 250

‘It’s controlled chaos’ A lot goes on behind the scenes of ESPN’s race coverage By Sarah Schuch

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eil Goldberg looks at the NASCAR Nationwide Series race from a different vantage point than most viewers. Goldberg, a producer for ESPN, watches the race from not one TV screen, but 20 from various angles. Each screen could be separated into as many as nine smaller screens. “It’s sensory overload for people who come in here,” he said about ESPN’s production truck. “It’s controlled chaos.” Goldberg and the rest of the ESPN team set up at Michigan International Speedway this week to get ready for Saturday’s and today’s NASCAR races. A crew of about 60 started setting up all the trucks and equipment Wednesday, and by Thursday afternoon, ESPN was ready to do a broadcast, said Senior Operation Producer Clyde Taylor. On a race day the crew expands to about 200 people. NASCAR is such a big deal that most people have two or three roles. “This show is really about the size of a Super Bowl show,” Taylor said. ESPN went live at 1 p.m. Saturday starting with the countdown show. Linda Schulz, associate director, yelled, “Three minutes. Three minutes,” from the back row in the truck. Katie Jackson, countdown producer, took charge for the pre-race show and reminded crew members to stay calm. All the smaller screens are color-coded or marked by numbers or names. “Six to AB. Roll C. Dissolve,” Jackson said through her headset. “Good job team. Good stuff.” Through her headset, Jackson

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Director Richie Basile watches the screens and directs camera operators from inside the EPSN trailer Saturday during the Nationwide Series Carfax 250 race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. talked to any of the 10 announcers and others on the ESPN team. At times, more than one person came through the headset at once. Jackson had to coordinate which of the 65 cameras showed on the TV, which one came next, which announcer spoke next and when to fit in the commercial breaks. When all was said and done, Jackson said she was exhilarated. “So much adrenaline. It’s awesome,” she said. “The team is so good, you can’t help but be proud of them.” But Goldberg said producing in the truck was the easy part. Writ-

ing the script and figuring out how everything will run is the tougher job. The ESPN team arrived at the track at 7:30 a.m., went over the script at 8:30 a.m. and had a rehearsal at 11:30 a.m. Goldberg took over for Jackson during the race at 2 p.m. Saturday. “Let’s go racing,” he said to everyone right before the broadcast began. Goldberg’s job got a little more complicated as he was always tried to figure out what angle to show the cars and what to have the announcers focus on. The new model of the cars became a

popular topic and took the crew away from the original plan a few times. “We’re breaking all the rules this weekend,” Jackson said. Pit Producer Jim Gaiero kept in contact with all the pit reporters and their camera operators during the race and yelled updates to Goldberg. Goldberg worked alongside Director Richie Basile deciding which camera showed the most important news, often forcing them to make last-second decisions. “It’s like a puzzle,” Goldberg said.

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Rea leads Homer to win over Concord

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Two get ace on same hole at outing to benefit JCMS What can you do when you make a hole-in-one, and it’s not even good enough to win the closestto-the-hole prize? That’s what happened to Steve Schaff and Coley Crowley a week ago while playing in the Ken Dillon golf outing to benefit the Jackson Catholic Middle School athletic program. Schaff made a hole-inone on the 15th hole at Hankerd Hills Golf Course. Later in the day, Crowley repeated the feat. The odds of two players in the same outing making a hole-in-one on the same hole are roughly 32,000 to 1, according to US Hole In One, a provider of hole-inone insurance for outings. Schaff used a 7-iron on the 133-yard hole for his first ace in more than 20 years of golf. He taped the closest-tothe-pin stake to the pin and figured he was good. Then Crowley came along and knocked a 5iron in. That’s already two holes-in-one for the Lumen Christi freshman, who made his first ace on the Cascades Short Course. Crowley said the members of his group “heard people cheering and going crazy” when Schaff made his ace, but they weren’t aware that he had indeed matched it until they returned to the clubhouse. Of course, any talk of two holes-in-one on the same hole recalls the day in 1974 when Mel Wolf and Vic Cuiss, playing in the same group in a tournament at the Country Club of Jackson, aced the third hole on consecutive shots.

Closing strong A couple of big finishes lifted Mike Raymond of Jackson high on the leaderboard at two Golf Association of Michigan events to end the season. Raymond shot the day’s only sub-par round Tuesday to finish in a tie for second place in the GAM Senior Championship at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor. Raymond started the day tied for 12th after the first round, but his 1-under-par 71 in windy conditions gave him a 146 total, three strokes behind the winner. Fred Backiel of Brooklyn tied for 15th in the super seniors division at 160. Earlier this month, Raymond tied for 19th place in the GAM Mid-Amateur Championship. Raymond shot rounds of 76 and 73 at Boyne Highland Resort, making him one of just seven players in the top 26 who scored better the second day than the first. The first round was played in ideal weather conditions, while rain and wind hit the second round. Raymond was nine strokes off the pace in the tournament open to those 25 and older. Steve Maddalena of Jackson was a stroke behind at 150 in a tie for 24th.

Relatively speaking Napoleon High School graduate Todd Anderson lining up at defensive end for Michigan State’s football team against Florida Atlantic two weeks ago wasn’t the only thing that made the game special for his grandmother, Judy Bartel of Liberty Township. On the other side, Bartel’s first cousin Danny Hanson’s son, Erik, saw action at guard for Florida Atlantic.

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Senior almost tops 200 yards on homecoming By Larry Hook For the Citizen Patriot

est scoring total in a nonovertime game in MHSAA history. “From an offensive standpoint we love that, but from a defensive standpoint, we have to improve some things,” Hillsdale coach Marc Lemerand said. “The kids made some plays out there. The kids make the coaches look good sometimes.” Hillsdale’s Dustin Moyer kicked off the scoring just 12 seconds into the game, returning the opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown. Moyer scored three more

Senior Justin Rea rushed for 196 yards and a touchdown Friday, leading Homer 38 the Homer Concord 28 High School football team to a 38-28 homecoming win over Big Eight Conference rival Concord. Rea carBRYA ried the ball 27 times and also caught three passes for 39 yards and one touchdown. He said homecoming spirit was high at Homer this week and credited his teammates for his careerbest statistical night. “It wasn’t me, it was the lineman; anybody can run through a big hole like that,” Rea said. “All those points on the board, that’s the linemen.” Quarterback Lincoln Hackworth also benefited from the line’s protection and threw for 269 yards and four touchdowns. Ricky Richardson caught four passes for 90 yards and one touchdown. Teammate Cody Robinson had four catches for 74 yards and two scores. “We played a team game,” said Homer coach Joe Brya, whose team improved to 2-2 in the Big Eight and 3-2 overall. “We needed all 24 guys playing together. We had a quarterback that was hot in the first half, and we rode him. Then we had a running back that was hot in the second half, and we rode him. “Defensively, we were able to get some takeaways and our offensive line played very well.” Concord led 7-6 after one quarter and had a narrow 13-12 lead late in the second quarter. Concord punter Zach Brigham then booted a 55-yard punt to pin Homer at its own 4-yard line. That’s when the Trojans’ offense went into high gear. Homer mounted a nineplay, 96-yard drive that was capped with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Hackworth to Robinson. Hackworth hit Richardson with a two-point conversion pass to give the Trojans a 20-13 lead going into halftime. Homer never trailed again.

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Manchester’s Nick Covart celebrates as he runs in a touchdown Friday night against Addison. Manchester won 22-20 at Addison High School.

Back in the hunt Manchester tops Addison in physical league game By Mike Pryson mpryson@citpat.com — 768-4963

ADDISON — The Manchester High School football team remained in the thick of the Manchester 22 Cascades ConferAddison 20 ence race with a 22-20 win at Addison, and the victory took just about everything that the Flying Dutchmen could muster. “It was very physical,” Manchester coach Wes Gall said. “We’re going to have to go home and put some ice on some things. “I haven’t seen that many helmets come off in a ballgame between us before. It was either some good hitting or some good grabbing, I don’t know which.” Sophomore quarterback Nate Bossory passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third, and Manchester

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Addison quarterback Travis Wilkerson looks to throw during Friday’s See MANCHESTER, on A16 game against Manchester.

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Leslie High School was the site of a memorable football game FriHillsdale 60 day night. Leslie 52 At least if you like offense. From the opening kickoff, Hillsdale and Leslie put on an offensive showcase in a pivotal Southern Michigan Activities Association matchup. Hillsdale emerged CITIZEN PATRIOT • SCOTT STONER with a 60-52 victory over the Chrishawn Smith of Leslie, left, gets help from Colt Nev- Blackhawks to stay unbeaten ins as he blocks Hillsdale’s Kraig Putnam during their in league play after a game game Friday night. that featured the fourth-high-

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Tigers rough up AL Central champion Minnesota By Chris Iott Citizen Patriot News Service

DETROIT — Due to high winds, there were no fireworks after Tigers 10 the game. Twins 1 But there Next: Today were plenty vs. Twins, of them 7 p.m., FSN during it. Justin Verlander struck out 11, and Miguel Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta and Casper Wells hit home runs Friday night as the Detroit Tigers cruised to a 10-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Verlander allowed one unearned run on just four hits — two on infield singles —

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200th of the season. He ended up striking out the side in the Most starts with 120 second inning, and needed or more pitches among just 13 pitches to do it. American League Verlander has 209 striketeams: outs for the season to become the first Tigers pitcher since Team No. Jack Morris (1986-87) to re*Tigers 14 cord 200 or more strikeouts Red Sox 7 in consecutive seasons. He added to his Comerica Rangers 5 Park record for pitching vicAngels 5 tories in one season with his *-Justin Verlander has 12th win at home this year. 10; Max Scherzer has 3. He is 12-3 with a 2.31 ERA this season at Comerica Park. He also has pitched deep and did not issue a walk. into games throughout the ASSOCIATED PRESS He (18-8) struck out Del- season to give a bullpen — mon Young to start the sec- which has been overworked Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta, right, is congratulated by teammate Scott Sizemore after hitting a three-run home run ond inning for his second strikeout of the game and his See TIGERS, on A10 Friday against Minnesota in Detroit.


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On the air TODAY Auto Racing 10 a.m. — Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix qualifying. Speed. 10:30 a.m. — NASCAR Nationwide Series: Dover 200 qualifying. ESPN2. 3:30 p.m. — NASCAR Nationwide Series: Dover 200. ESPN2. Baseball 1 p.m. — Cardinals at Cubs. WGN. 4 p.m. — Red Sox at Yankees. Fox. 7 p.m. — Twins at Tigers. FSN, WIBM (AM-1450). College Football Noon — Bowling Green at Michigan. ESPN2. Noon — Northern Colorado at Michigan State. Big Ten. Noon — Teams TBA. WHTV-18. Noon — North Carolina State at Georgia Tech. ESPN. Noon — UAB at Tennessee. FSN. Plus 12:30 p.m. — Central Florida at Kansas State. FSN. 3:30 p.m. — Temple at Penn State. Big Ten. 3:30 p.m. — Alabama at Arkansas. CBS. 3:30 p.m. — Stanford at Notre Dame. NBC. 3:30 p.m. — Eastern Michigan at Ohio State. ABC-7. 3:30 p.m. — UCLA at Texas. ESPN. 3:30 p.m. — Florida A&M at Tennessee State. Versus. 6 p.m. — Oklahoma at Cincinnati. ESPN2. 7:45 p.m. — South Carolina at Auburn. ESPN. 8 p.m. — Oregon State at Boise State. ABC. 9:15 p.m. — West Virginia at LSU. ESPN2. 10:30 p.m. — Oregon at Arizona State. FSN. High School Football 1 p.m. — Western at Columbia Central (Taped — to be rebroadcast at 7 p.m.). JTV. 3:30 p.m. — Lansing Everett at Jackson (Taped — to be rebroadcast at 7 p.m.). JTV. Golf 10 a.m. — PGA: Tour Championship, third round. Golf Championship. Golf Channel. Noon — PGA: Tour Championship, third round. NBC. 6:30 p.m. — Champions Tour: SAS Championship, second round. Golf Channel.

Judge renders partial verdict A judge has found a man accused of killing rookie Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others guilty of driving on a suspended license, but a jury has gone home for the day without reaching verdicts on murder and other charges. Orange County (Calif.) Superior Court Judge Richard Toohey found 23-year-old Andrew Gallo guilty of driving on a suspended license during a short bench trial Friday. Gallo asked to have that count separated from the other counts and waived his right to a jury trial on that charge. Gallo has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 22-year-old Adenhart, 20-year-old Courtney Stewart and 25-year-old Henry Pearson.

Rogers faces foreclosure

take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Tom Pernice Jr. in the Former Detroit Lions receiver Champions Tour’s SAS ChampionCharles Rogers owes $1.17 million on ship in Cary, N.C. his suburban Detroit mansion and Cochran, coming off his first vicfaces foreclosure. tory on the 50-and-older tour two A notice published Friday in the weeks ago in South Korea, had the Detroit Legal News said Rogers de- best first-round score in the history faulted on a $1.04 million mortgage of the tournament. he obtained in October 2004. He Pernice had a hole-in-one on the faces foreclosure Oct. 26. 188-yard 11th hole. The foreclosure is the latest finanBob Gilder and David Eger cial problem facing Rogers, a former opened with 66s, and Nick Price and Michigan State University star. In Ted Schulz followed at 67. April, he was ordered to repay the Lions $6.1 million of a $9.1 million signing bonus because of his 2005 suspension for substance abuse. Former NBA and Michigan State star Jay Vincent has agreed to plead guilty to two crimes in a $2 million Internet scam. Russ Cochran shot an 8-under-par Vincent has agreed to plead guilty 64, making six birdies in a sevento mail fraud and filing a false tax hole stretch in the middle of the return. The 10-page deal with his round Friday and eagling No. 17, to signature was filed Friday in federal

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Patrick nabs top-10 Danica Patrick can boast a top-10 finish in NASCAR on her expanding resume. Patrick finished sixth in the K&N Pro Series East race Friday at Dover International Speedway for her first career top-10 finish in NASCAR. Patrick is pulling double-duty for JR Motorsports this weekend and will race in today’s Nationwide Series race. Patrick, an IndyCar Series driver, is running a limited NASCAR schedule this season.

Zetterberg has goal, assist in Wings’ win DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in an exhibition game Friday night. Jan Mursak and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for

Detroit (1-1). Jimmy Howard made eight saves, and Joey MacDonald stopped 10 shots. Jeremy Morin and Brandon Pirri each had a goal and an assist for Chicago (02-0). Corey Crawford made 33 saves.

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Baseball highlights ■ Andy Pettitte was chased early, ineffective in his second start since being activated from the disabled list, and Boston held off New York 10-8 Friday night to knock the Yankees out of first place in the American League East. Alex Rodriguez rallied the Yankees with a pair of home runs, giving him 610 to pass Sammy Sosa for sixth place on the career list. Mark Teixeira also connected twice as New York went deep a seasonhigh six times, yet fell a half-game behind Tampa Bay with its third straight defeat. ■ Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, hit two home runs, increasing his major leagueleading total to 52, Vernon Wells also went deep and Toronto beat Baltimore 6-4. ■ Josh Tomlin, Indians, pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, helping Cleveland avoid a 100-loss season and move a step closer to escaping the American League Central’s basement by beating Kansas City 7-3. Jayson Nix homered twice for Cleveland. ■ Joe Blanton, Phillies, threw seven strong innings, Carlos Ruiz hit a tie-breaking RBI single and National League East-leading Philadelphia won its 11th straight game, 3-2 over the New York Mets. ■ Adam Wainwright, Cardinals, pitched six innings for his 20th victory and Allen Craig hit a threerun homer in St. Louis’ 7-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. Wainwright joins CC Sabathia and Roy Halladay as the big leagues’ third 20game winner. ■ Willy Aybar, Rays, drove in two runs, Rafael Soriano set a team record with his 44th save of the season and Tampa Bay beat Seattle 5-3. ■ Adam Dunn, Nationals, hit two home runs and drove in five runs, Willie Harris hit an inside-thepark homer and Jordan Zimmermann won his first game in 15 months as Washington sent reeling Atlanta to its fourth straight defeat, 8-3

court in Grand Rapids. Vincent is due in court Tuesday. Prosecutors say he and an associate defrauded people by charging them to become certified as home inspectors. Vincent played on the 1979 Michigan State national championship team.

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at times — some muchneeded rest. Verlander threw 124 pitches, including 80 for strikes. Tigers starters have thrown 120 or more pitches in 14 starts the season, and that includes 10 such outings by Verlander. No other American League team has more than seven starts in which a pitcher has thrown at least 120 pitches, and no other AL pitcher has more than four such starts. Cabrera hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning — his 36th home run of the season, and a tworun triple by Wells keyed a three-run sixth inning for

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Detroit Pistons first-round draft choice Greg Monroe throws out a ceremonial first pitch Friday before Detroit Tigers’ game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Monroe says he’ll stick to basketball Pistons rookie throws out first pitch By Chris Iott Citizen Patriot News Service

DETROIT — Greg Monroe would make for an imposing pitcher, but he will be happy to stick with his day job. Monroe, the 6-foot-11 first-round draft pick of the Detroit Pistons, threw out the first pitch Friday night before the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 10-1 at Comerica Park. “Coming out here and seeing the mound, I’m a little bit less nervous,” Monroe said a couple hours prior to taking the mound. “That’s all I’m worried about right now, just making sure I make it to the plate.” Monroe did just fine, easily getting the ball in the air to Don Kelly while throwing from in front of the mound. Monroe spent his time prior to the game shaking hands with fans, signing autographs and taking in the scene at the ballpark. He even spent a few minutes chatting with Tigers manager Jim Leyland. “He was actually talking to me about basketball,” Monroe said. “He said he’s from Pittsburgh, so he was talking to me a little bit about the Big East and a little bit about basketball. “He told me good luck, and I told him good luck.” Monroe said he played first base as a youth baseball player, but he didn’t stick with the sport. His visit to Comerica Park was his first to a major league stadium. “I’ve been to minor league games,” he said. “There’s a minor league team in New Orleans — I’ve been to a bunch of their games. But this is my first major-league baseball game.” The Pistons open training camp with media day Monday and their first twoa-day Tuesday. But Monroe already has learned a lot since the Pistons made him the No. 7 pick in June. “All the veterans have been there helping out and giving me as much advice as they can, so it’s definitely been a learning experience,” he said. “I’ve been here for about a month-and-a-half, and it’s been great. I’ve just been working out every day with the guys and the coaches, having a

wonderful time. “Next week, it all starts. I’m getting ready for that.”

Striking it poor Brandon Inge is on the verge of becoming a Tigers recordholder, but not in a good way. Inge headed into Friday’s game with 1,096 career strikeouts with the Tigers, just three behind Lou Whitaker (1,099). Whitaker had 8,570 atbats in 19 seasons for INGE the Tigers, while Inge started the game with 4,301. Norm Cash (1,081) and Al Kaline (1,020) are the only other players with more than 1,000 strikeouts as Tigers.

New designation? Brennan Boesch was the designated hitter for the game, but that is not a sign of things to come, Leyland said. “He’ll improve his defense, and he’ll be a player,” Leyland said. “He’s too young to be a DH.” Boesch entered the game hitting .266 with 14 home runs and 65 RBIs. “I like him,” Leyland said. “He’s a good prospect. He’s certainly a candidate to be on our team (in 2011).”

No crystal ball The Tigers are likely to make several moves in the offseason, but Leyland turned down an opportunity to predict the future when asked how his lineup might take shape next season. “It’s safe to say that we don’t really know what the Tigers are going to look like in 2011,” he said. At this point, it appears that the only positions in the field that are etched in stone are first base (Miguel Cabrera) and center field (Austin Jackson).

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the Tigers. Peralta added a three-run home run in the seventh to make it 9-0, and Wells followed that with a solo home run to give the Tigers a 10-0 lead. Twins starter Francisco Liriano (14-9) and shortstop Alexi Casilla left the game at the same time in the fourth inning because they were feeling ill. Liriano allowed two runs on four hits and one walk in three-plus innings. He struck out four.

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Jim Furyk watches his approach shot to the 17th hole Friday during second-round play in the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Furyk is tied for the lead at 8 under.

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Furyk, Donald tied for lead after second round ATLANTA (AP) — This should serve as a wake-up call for Jim Furyk: He’s tied for the lead at the Tour Championship and very much in the hunt for the $10 million FedEx Cup prize. Furyk played bogey-free on the back nine at East Lake for a 5-underpar 65 Friday, giving him a share of the 36-hole lead with Luke Donald heading into a weekend of dwindling possibilities. A two-time winner on the PGA Tour this year, Furyk began the playoffs at No. 3 in the standings. But in the opening event at The Barclays, he was disqualified for missing his pro-am when the alarm didn’t go off. He slipped six spots and didn’t scare anyone the next two weeks to fall to No. 11. But with the top players in the standings starting to fade, Furyk only has to win at East Lake to collect the biggest payoff in golf. “It’s a bunch of money,” Furyk said. “The only thing I can really control is to go out and play good on the weekend, try to win the golf tournament. And at that point, there’s nothing else I can do about it.” Furyk has a chance to join Tiger Woods as the only FedEx Cup champion to skip the first playoff event, although it wasn’t by choice. “I’d like to join him with about 16 majors, too,” Furyk said. “But that doesn’t look like it’s in the cards.” Going into the weekend, the deck is stacked in his favor. Donald did a great job scrambling whenever he struggled off the tee, and pieced together another 66 to join Furyk at 8 under. One shot behind was Geoff Ogilvy, who had seven birdies in his round of 67.

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Luke Donald hits from the sand on the 18th hole Friday during secondround play in the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Today’s third round, with tee times moved up because of NBC Sports’ obligation to Notre Dame football, could determine whether this FedEx Cup finale is a three-man race. Ogilvy was the only player within four shots of the leaders. K.J. Choi did well to stay close by knocking in a 45-foot birdie putt on the par-3 18th, one of only seven birdies on that hole through two rounds. Phil Mickelson’s hopes were fading. He had a chance to become the first repeat winner of the Tour Championship, and even a runner-up finish would be enough to replace Woods at No. 1 in the world ranking. Mickelson, however, had a 72 and was tied for 13th, nine shots out of the lead. Paul Casey, getting plenty of attention for his Ryder Cup snub, had a share of the lead at various times during the hot afternoon until a sloppy finish, making bogeys on this last three holes for a 71. That put him in

the group at 3 under. Casey is No. 5 in the standings — the highest-seeded player without a victory this year — and he could wind up a FedEx Cup champion with a runner-up finish depending on how top-seeded Matt Kuchar fares. Furyk was in that spot a year ago — a chance to win the FedEx Cup without winning on tour that year. He was a stronger contender this year with his victories at Innisbrook and Hilton Head. But then he lost ground with his pro-am blunder. Furyk headed home to Florida, making no excuses for his battery dying in a cell phone that he used for an alarm. The tour changed its pro-am policy a week later after an outcry by just about every player except him. “It was my fault,” Furyk said. “If I whined or complained or anything about the rule, it’s just going to make me look worse. My peers actually did plenty of that for me.”

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thony signing the extension, Yahoo reported. Word of the trade talks surfaced on Friday, hours after new coach Avery Johnson and players reported to camp and talked to the media about the upcoming season. The team’s first practice is today. There have been talks about trades involving the Nets and Anthony in recent weeks and Johnson was asked about the rumors. Johnson said that he wants Harris to be the engine that runs the team, and he noted that Favors shows the potential at 19 years old that Tim

NEW YORK (AP) — Tired of player rants, the NBA plans to crack down this season on “overt” gestures, such as swinging a fist in the air in anger. And players can be called for technical fouls even if those actions weren’t directed at a referee. Besides punching the air, other examples of punishable offenses this season include: ■ Waving off an official as a sign of disrespect. ■ Running up to an official from across the court. ■ Waving arms in disbelief, or jumping up and down in disbelief. ■ Clapping sarcastically at an official. Duncan and Kevin Garnett showed at the same age. Johnson was concerned that trade talks might be a distraction for the players. “They understand that is part of the game,” he said. “It’s a part of the business.”

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New York Jets receiver Braylon Edwards leaves court Tuesday in New York. Edwards was arrested early Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated.

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Most teams provide safe rides program NEW YORK (AP) — Braylon Edwards didn’t have to get behind the wheel. He could have made a simple phone call and avoided arrest for driving drunk. The New York Jets receiver and former University of Michigan star didn’t take advantage of two programs aimed at preventing just what happened Tuesday by providing players rides when they are too impaired to drive. More than two-thirds of the 32 NFL teams, including the Jets, have such programs, which stress confidentiality. The NFL Players Association also has a program, and the league has one for nonplayers. The union’s round-theclock program, which it took over from the league in 2009 at the NFLPA’s request, is available in all NFL cities and some additional areas. There are no out-of-pocket fees for players except the cost of the ride. “We wanted to do it for every player,” NFLPA spokesman George Atallah said. “If it overlaps with a team’s program, great.” The NFL’s program, Safe Ride Solutions, covers all other club and NFL employees. The overlapping programs of the union and the Jets — theirs is called PlayerProtect — apparently were ignored by Edwards. He was arraigned on drunken-driving charges Tuesday after a breath test showed he had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he was stopped on Manhattan’s West Side around 5 a.m.,

prosecutors said. PlayerProtect promotes itself as “a 24-hour, full-service security and security driving company that caters exclusively to professional athletes. PlayerProtect agents are current or former law enforcement officers and are authorized to carry their weapons in all 50 states. Security details can also be arranged for locations outside the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area for an additional fee.” Twenty-two of the 32 teams said they have programs for the players that supplement the union’s coverage. Six teams did not respond to requests for information on safe rides for players: Carolina, New England, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle. The Chicago Bears said they don’t have a program. Spokesman Scott Hagel said in an e-mail to the AP: “My understanding is the NFLPA has a service that accommodates all the NFL teams.” The Cleveland Browns said they are in discussions with a company to provide supplemental coverage to the union’s policy for players. Neither of the 2010 Super Bowl teams provided information. Spokesmen for the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts both said they don’t discuss such programs. The Buffalo Bills are among the most proactive teams in trying to safeguard players who recognize they shouldn’t get behind the wheel. The Bills have two programs: “A Safe Way Home” and “Designated Drivers of Buffalo.”

Cunningham won’t use injuries to justify Lions’ early-season woes on defense By Tom Kowalski Citizen Patriot News Service

ALLEN PARK — The defensive unit of the Detroit Lions has already lost some key players to injury, but coordinator Gunther Cunningham doesn’t want to hear any excuses. “They don’t ask you if anybody’s hurt after the game,” he said. “They ask if you’ve won or lost.” Cunningham said he thinks the defense is coming around and that the injury situation is improving. He pointed out that safety Louis Delmas is getting closer to 100 percent and middle linebacker DeAndre Levy should play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. “Hopefully, we’ve got our middle linebacker back,” he said. Levy missed the first two games with a groin injury, and while it appears he’ll be back in the lineup, the Lions will lose another linebacker in Zack Follett, who suffered a concussion last week. While some players have left the field because of injury, at least one left because of poor play. Linebacker Julian Peterson said he was benched for the final two defensive series against the Eagles. “I just told him to sit down and put Ashlee Palmer in,” Cunningham said. “There’s a reason, and he understood the reason. We expect certain things, and (Peterson) had a good week of practice. I think we got a few things straight around here. We need to measure up in the back end.” Cunningham said Peterson wasn’t the only player who was making mistakes. “There were some other guilty parties,” he said. “We need to cover people. “The one area that I was really kind of impressed with is the corners playing man to man. The breakdowns we had were in the safety position. The long passes came on the safeties, and those are the guys who need to step up.” The one area where Cunningham is the happiest is the defensive line, especially veteran defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch. “There were plays in the game where they had four guys blocking Vanden Bosch — four,” Cunningham said. “I made the statement about him being the best player I’ve ever been around. Hey, look, he doesn’t have the most sacks, but this guy plays football like you’ve never seen before, and I’m not going to tolerate four guys blocking one, and that was made loud and clear this week. “I think we got some results on the practice field and now it’ll depend on how we play in the game.” One of the goals of the Lions’ defense will be to strip the ball from

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Detroit Lions linebacker Julian Peterson tackles Philadelphia Eagles fullback Owen Schmitt during their game Sunday in Detroit.

“They don’t ask you if anybody’s hurt after the game. They ask if you’ve won or lost.” — Gunther Cunningham

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has a history of fumbling. “(Peterson) is a good football player but like all good football players, they all have things they can work on,” Vikings coach Brad Childress said. “I know people take that extra swing and rip and tug at it but, to date, he’s done a good job with that. “Do I think he’ll make it through the season without a fumble? Well, that’s

certainly the goal, but it’s also hard to do.”

Ready to roll After missing two days of practice with a foot injury, right guard Stephen Peterman practiced Friday and is expected to start Sunday.

Going active Linebacker Caleb Campbell, who is on Detroit’s practice squad, has decided to enter the active reserves as part of his military commitment. Campbell had the choice of being active or inactive for his reserve duty. Campbell is meeting with Army officials to work out a plan that would allow him to continue his football career as well.

LONG ROAD TO THE PROS

Smith, Ochocinco have come long way from JUCO days CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Smith was ornery. After practice and before getting treatment for a nagging thigh injury, he declared he was “not interested” in discussing new Carolina starting quarterback Jimmy Clausen or anything else. He made one exception. When asked about former junior-college teammate Chad Ochocinco, Smith’s demeanor brightened briefly. “We’re great friends,” Smith said. “I love Chad to death.” Sunday, Ochocinco and Smith will be on the same field for the first time in four years when the Panthers face the Cincinnati Bengals. It will rekindle the unique relationship between two strong personalities forged long before they became elite receivers with a combined 10

Pro Bowl appearances. They’ve come a long way from their humble time as teammates on a 4-6 team at Santa Monica College in 1997. Smith wasn’t re- OCHOCINCO cruited out of high school because he was just 5-foot-9, had anger issues and poor grades. The 6-1 Ochocinco, then known as Chad Johnson, was academically ineligible to play at a bigger school and had been kicked out of a smaller one in Oklahoma. Smith, who grew up in Los Angeles and is reserved at times, didn’t know what to make of the talkative,

brash Ochocinco at first. Smith recalled he once asked himself, “Who’s this cat? He was from Florida, and his mentality and his style — he looked like a tourist.” SMITH They were competitive and learned tough lessons along the way from veteran SMC coach Robert Taylor, who died last year. Neither player even led the team in receiving that season. Soon their play took off, and their relationship blossomed, continuing long after Smith left for Utah and Ochocinco went to Oregon State before embarking on explosive NFL

careers. They’ve combined for 1,335 catches for almost 20,000 yards and 122 touchdowns. Ochocinco is Cincinnati’s career leader in receptions and yards receiving, and Smith is tops in touchdowns for Carolina. “We’re completely different,” Ochocinco said. “Every receiver is like a fingerprint. No one person’s fingerprint is the same as the other, and that’s how it is with receivers.” Both players, who often struggle to hand out compliments, have great respect for each other despite their differences. “He’s one of the best, most definitely, at what he does,” Ochocinco said. “I’m looking forward to watching him.” There are certainly differences between the receivers.

Ochocinco has changed his name, has been on “Dancing with the Stars” and is constantly seeking the spotlight with provocative Twitter posts. Smith has shunned Twitter and a while back said he still calls Ochocinco “Chad Johnson.” Both players have had issues on and off the field that have given their coaches fits over the years. But they’ve continued to produce after their 30th birthdays. “Before the season started I asked people who they were looking forward to watching the most this upcoming season and Steve Smith was the one I was looking forward to watching,” Ochocinco said. “Every time he touches the ball, he does something exciting.”

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SCHEDULE Today’s Events

Cross Country Addison, Grass Lake, Homer, Leslie, Springport at Pittsford Invitational, 10 a.m. Columbia Central, Concord, East Jackson, Hillsdale, Jackson, Jackson Christian, Lumen Christi, Northwest, Jonesville, Manchester, Napoleon, Western, Stockbridge at Jackson Invitational, 10 a.m. Boys Soccer Chelsea at Marshall, 12:45 p.m. Northwest at Western, 6:45 p.m. Quincy at Jackson Christian, 1:30 p.m. Boys Tennis Western Invitational, 9 a.m. Chelsea at Woodhaven Invitational, 8 a.m. Girls Swimming Jackson at Haslett Volleyball Columbia Central, Concord, Grass Lake, Hanover-Horton, Jackson, Lumen Christi, Michigan Center, Northwest, Leslie, Napoleon, Western, Springport at County Invitational at Spring Arbor, 8:30 a.m. East Jackson, Homer, Manchester at Stockbridge Invitational, 9 a.m. Colleges Football Lake Erie College at Hillsdale, 1 p.m. Albion at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1 p.m. Men’s Cross Country MIAA jamboree at Olivet Men’s Tennis Spring Arbor at ITA Tournament, Grand Rapids Men’s Soccer Spring Arbor at Marian, 7 p.m. Volleyball Albion at Alma, 1 p.m. Grand Valley State at Hillsdale, 5 p.m. Women’s Soccer Albion at Illinois Wesleyan, 5 p.m. Women’s Golf Albion at Olivet Invitational

HIGH SCHOOLS Boys Soccer

LESLIE 1, ONSTED 0 SECOND HALF: Max Benning, Leslie (Andy Brizeno), 1:26. Shots: Leslie 13, Onsted 11. Goalie saves: Austin Rhoades (L) 11; Travis Cranson (O) 12. Records: Onsted 6-5-1, Leslie 3-8-1. COLUMBIA CENTRAL 5, JONESVILLE 0 FIRST HALF: 1, Connor Ford, Columbia Central (Mike Smither), 28:19. 2, Andrew Cherry, Columbia Central (Matt Messerly), 29:41. 3, Alex Eberenz, Columbia Central (Messerly), 38:51. SECOND HALF: 4, Damon Messer, Columbia Central (Zach Taylor) 47:10. 5, Ramsey El Tahar, Columbia Central, 72:53. Shots: Columbia Central 31, Jonesville 7. Goalie saves: Joe Plummer, Columbia Central, 2; Hunter Stewart, Columbia Central, 5; Christopher Smith, Jonesville, 10. Records: Jonesville 2-10-1, Columbia Central 4-9-3.

COLLEGES Volleyball

KALAMAZOO DEF. ALBION 26-24, 25-22, 25-19 ALBION: Kills: 40 (Colleen Leonard 12, Larisa Grinvalds 11). Assists: 36 (Courtney Nartker 25). Aces: 4. Blocks: 8 (Quinn McCormick 3). Digs: 45 (Autumn Cussen 14, Leonard 10). Record: 3-10, 0-5. TAYLOR DEF SPRING ARBOR 23-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-17 SPRING ARBOR: Kills: 45 (Annie Jones 16, Elise Mackling 8). Assists: 39 (Kaylee Van Engen 32). Aces: 2 (Ashley Morris 2). Blocks: 71⁄2 (Jones 4). Digs: 71 (Morris 29). Record: 6-7, 4-1. HILLSDALE DEF. FERRIS ST. 25-22, 29-27, 15-25, 25-21 HILLSDALE: Kils: 52 (Ashlee Crowder 17, Clara Leutheuser 11, Amanda Bigney 9). Assists: 47 (Apryl Schmucker 39). Aces: 7 (Crowder, Schmucker 2). Blocks: 11 (Lauren K. Grover 31⁄2, Leutheuser 3). Digs: 65 (Sydney Dow 26). Record: 9-1, 6-0 GLIAC.

Women’s Golf

Olivet Invitational TEAM SCORES (12 teams): 1, Olivet 342. 2, Wheaton 346. 3, St. Francis (Ind.) 352. 8, Albion 381. ALBION: Erica Mazur 91, Jennifer Bonamici 94, Susan Snyder 95, Morgan Reed 101.

FOOTBALL

West Division W L Pct Texas 84 68 .553 Oakland 77 75 .507 Los Angeles 75 77 .493 Seattle 58 95 .379

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L Miami 2 0 N.Y. Jets 1 1 New England 1 1 Buffalo 0 2

T Pct 0 1.000 0 .500 0 .500 0 .000

PF 29 37 52 17

PA 20 24 52 49

Houston Jacksonville Tennessee Indianapolis

South W L T Pct 2 0 0 1.000 1 1 0 .500 1 1 0 .500 1 1 0 .500

PF 64 37 49 62

PA 51 55 32 48

Pittsburgh Cincinnati Baltimore Cleveland

North W L T Pct 2 0 0 1.000 1 1 0 .500 1 1 0 .500 0 2 0 .000

PF 34 39 20 28

PA 20 48 24 33

Kansas City San Diego Denver Oakland

West W L T Pct 2 0 0 1.000 1 1 0 .500 1 1 0 .500 1 1 0 .500

PF 37 52 48 29

PA 28 34 38 52

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Washington N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Dallas

East W L 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2

Pct .500 .500 .500 .000

PF 40 45 55 27

PA 37 56 59 40

Tampa Bay New Orleans Atlanta Carolina

South W L T Pct 2 0 0 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 1 1 0 .500 0 2 0 .000

PF 37 39 50 25

PA 21 31 22 51

Chicago Green Bay Detroit Minnesota

North W L T Pct 2 0 0 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 0 2 0 .000 0 2 0 .000

PF 46 61 46 19

PA 34 27 54 28

T 0 0 0 0

West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 1 1 0 .500 45 37 Arizona 1 1 0 .500 24 54 San Francisco 0 2 0 .000 28 56 St. Louis 0 2 0 .000 27 33 Sunday’s Games Dallas at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Denver, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Green Bay at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 Denver at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m. Open: Kansas City, Dallas, Minnesota, Tampa Bay Monday, Oct. 4 New England at Miami, 8:30 p.m.

College

BIG TEN CONFERENCE Conf. All W L W L Michigan St. 0 0 3 0 Michigan 0 0 3 0 Northwestern 0 0 3 0 Ohio St. 0 0 3 0 Wisconsin 0 0 3 0 Indiana 0 0 2 0 Illinois 0 0 2 1 Iowa 0 0 2 1 Penn St. 0 0 2 1 Purdue 0 0 2 1 Minnesota 0 0 1 2 Today’s Games Ball State at Iowa, Noon Toledo at Purdue, Noon N. Colorado at Michigan St., Noon Austin Peay at Wisconsin, Noon Bowling Green at Michigan, Noon Cent. Michigan at Northwestern, Noon Temple at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. E. Michigan at Ohio St., 3:30 p.m. Akron at Indiana, 7 p.m. N. Illinois at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup

AAA 400 Lineup By The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. Lap length: 1.0 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 155.736 mph. 2. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 155.642. 3. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 155.353. 4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 155.32. 5. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 155.052. 6. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 155.032. 7. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 155.032. 8. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 154.825. 9. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 154.765. 10. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 154.699. 11. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 154.619. 12. (83) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 154.619. 13. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 154.593. 14. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 154.533. 15. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 154.52. 16. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 154.414. 17. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 154.367. 18. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 154.347. 19. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 154.228. 20. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 154.123. 21. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 154.083. 22. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 154.037. 23. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 154.017. 24. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 153.998. 25. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 153.741. 26. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 153.721. 27. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 153.682. 28. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 153.662. 29. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 153.656. 30. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 153.322. 31. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 153.302. 32. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 153.211. 33. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 153.048. 34. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 152.99. 35. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 152.957. 36. (81) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 152.944. 37. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 152.562. 38. (55) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 152.433. 39. (71) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 152.355. 40. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, owner points. 41. (37) Tony Raines, Ford, owner points. 42. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, owner points. 43. (46) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 151.796. Failed to Qualify 44. (26) Jeff Green, Ford, 151.675. 45. (64) Josh Wise, Toyota, 150.546. 46. (66) Ted Musgrave, Toyota, 149.483.

East Conf. W L Temple 1 0 Miami (Ohio) 1 0 Bowling Green 0 0 Buffalo 0 0 Kent St. 0 0 Akron 0 0 Ohio 0 1

All W L 3 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 3 1 2

GB — 7 9 261⁄2

x-clinched division Thursday’s Late AL result Oakland 5, Texas 0 Friday’s Results Detroit 10, Minnesota 1 Boston 10, N.Y. Yankees 8 Cleveland 7, Kansas City 3 Toronto 6, Baltimore 4 Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 3 Chicago at L.A. Angels, (n) Texas at Oakland, (n) Today’s Games Minnesota (Pavano 17-11) at Detroit (Bonderman 8-9), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 10-14) at Toronto (R.Romero 13-9), 1:07 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 3-4) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 14-9), 4:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 18-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-0), 4:10 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 9-13) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Fister 6-12) at Tampa Bay (Garza 14-9), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 13-11) at L.A. Angels (Kazmir 9-14), 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Kansas City at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 8:05 p.m. Friday’s Tigers Box TIGERS 10, TWINS 1 Minnesota Detroit ab r h bi ab r Span cf 4 1 2 0 AJcksn cf 5 0 OHudsn 2b 3 0 0 0 SSizmr 2b 3 1 Tolbert 2b 1 0 0 0 StPierr ph 1 0 Kubel dh 4 0 0 0 Rhyms 2b 0 0 Cuddyr 1b 4 0 1 1 Raburn lf 5 2 DlmYn lf 4 0 0 0 MiCarr 1b 4 3 Valenci 3b 3 0 0 0 Kelly 1b 0 0 3 0 0 0 JhPerlt ss 3 2 JMorls c Revere rf 3 0 1 0 C.Wells rf 4 2 ACasill ss 1 0 0 0 Boesch dh 1 0 Plouffe ss 2 0 0 0 Damon ph-dh1 0 Inge 3b 4 0 Laird c 4 0 Totals 32 1 4 1 Totals 35 10 Minnesota Detroit

h bi 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 2 4 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1310

000 000 001 — 1 000 204 40x — 10

E—Jh.Peralta (8), Rhymes (4). DP—Minnesota 1. LOB—Minnesota 4, Detroit 5. 2B—S.Sizemore (7), Damon (34), Laird (10). 3B—C.Wells (1). HR—Mi.Cabrera (36), Jh.Peralta (15), C.Wells (4). SB—Span (24), Boesch (7). SF—Boesch. IP H R Minnesota Liriano L,14-9 3 4 2 Manship 2 4 4 Mijares 1 0 0 2⁄3 3 4 Al.Burnett R.Flores 1-3 1 0 Neshek 1 1 0 Detroit Verlander W,18-8 9 4 1

ER BB SO 2 4 0 4 0 0

1 1 0 1 0 0

4 2 1 2 0 0

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Liriano pitched to 3 batters in the 4th. Manship pitched to 4 batters in the 6th. Umpires—Home, Tim Timmons; First, Bob Davidson; Second, Alfonso Marquez; Third, Tim Tschida. T—2:49. A—30,083 (41,255). Thursday’s Late AL Linescore ATHLETICS 5, RANGERS 0 Texas 000 000 000 — 0 1 0 Oakland 000 221 00x — 5 8 0 Cl.Lee, Feldman (6), Kirkman (8) and Teagarden; Braden, Ziegler (9) and K.Suzuki. W—Braden 10-13. L—Cl.Lee 12-9. Friday’s AL Linescores RED SOX 10, YANKEES 8 Boston 030 430 000—10 14 1 New York 001 002 401— 8 10 1 Beckett, Atchison (7), D.Bard (8), Papelbon (9) and V.Martinez; Pettitte, Albaladejo (4), Mitre (6), K.Wood (8), Logan (9) and Posada. W—Beckett 6-5. L—Pettitte 11-3. Sv—Papelbon (37). HRs—Boston, Lowrie (7), Hall (18). New York, Granderson (22), Teixeira 2 (32), A.Rodriguez 2 (27), Swisher (28). INDIANS 7, ROYALS 3 Kansas City 000 100 002— 3 4 1 Cleveland 111 010 12x— 7 12 0 Hochevar, Meche (6), Bl.Wood (8) and B.Pena; Tomlin and Marson. W— Tomlin 5-4. L—Hochevar 6-6. HRs— Kansas City, Betemit (13). Cleveland, J.Nix 2 (14). BLUE JAYS 6, ORIOLES 4 Baltimore 010 000 201— 4 16 0 Toronto 100 202 01x— 6 5 1 Tillman, Da.Hernandez (7), Albers (8), Hendrickson (8) and Tatum; Cecil, Camp (7), Frasor (8), Gregg (9), Carlson (9) and J.Buck. W—Cecil 14-7. L— Tillman 1-5. Sv—Carlson (1). HRs—Toronto, J.Bautista 2 (52), V.Wells (30).

West Conf. All W L W L Toledo 2 0 2 1 Cent. Michigan 1 1 2 1 Ball St. 0 0 1 2 N. Illinois 0 0 1 2 W. Michigan 0 1 1 2 E. Michigan 0 2 0 3 Today’s Games Ball St. at Iowa, Noon Toledo at Purdue, Noon Buffalo at Connecticut, Noon Bowling Green at Michigan, Noon Cent. Michigan at Northwestern, Noon Miami (Ohio) at Missouri, 2 p.m. Temple at Penn St., 3:30 p.m. E. Michigan at Ohio St., 3:30 p.m. Akron at Indiana, 7 p.m. Ohio at Marshall, 7 p.m. N. Illinois at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

RAYS 5, MARINERS 3 Seattle 000 201 000— 3 9 0 Tampa Bay 011 030 00x— 5 8 0 J.Vargas, Rowland-Smith (5), Cortes (7), Varvaro (8) and A.Moore; Niemann, Choate (6), Balfour (7), Benoit (8), R.Soriano (9) and Shoppach. W—Niemann 11-7. L—J.Vargas 9-12. Sv—R.Soriano (44).

Top 25 Today’s Games No. 1 Alabama at No. 10 Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State vs. Eastern Michigan, 3:30 p.m No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 24 Oregon State, 8 p.m. No. 5 Oregon at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m. No. 6 Nebraska vs. South Dakota State, 7 p.m. No. 7 Texas vs. UCLA, 3:30 p.m. No. 8 Oklahoma at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. No. 9 Florida vs. Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 11 Wisconsin vs. Austin Peay, Noon No. 12 South Carolina at No. 17 Auburn, 7:45 p.m. No. 13 Utah vs. San Jose State, 8 p.m. No. 14 Arizona vs. California, 10 p.m. No. 15 LSU vs. No. 22 West Virginia, 9 p.m. No. 16 Stanford at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. No. 18 Iowa vs. Ball State, Noon No. 20 Southern Cal at Washington State, 3 p.m. No. 21 Michigan vs. Bowling Green, Noon No. 23 Penn State vs. Temple, 3:30 p.m. No. 25 Michigan State vs. Northern Colorado, Noon

Cincinnati St. Louis Houston Milwaukee Chicago Pittsburgh

BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 92 61 .601 New York 92 62 .597 Boston 85 68 .556 Toronto 78 75 .510 Baltimore 61 92 .399

GB — 1⁄2 7 14 31

Central Division W L Pct x-Minnesota 92 61 .601 Chicago 80 72 .526 Detroit 78 75 .510 Kansas City 63 90 .412 Cleveland 63 91 .409

GB — 111⁄2 14 29 291⁄2

National League East Division W L Philadelphia 93 61 Atlanta 86 68 Florida 76 77 New York 74 79 Washington 66 88

Pct .604 .558 .497 .484 .429

GB — 7 161⁄2 1 18 ⁄2 27

Central Division W L Pct 86 67 .562 79 74 .516 74 80 .481 72 81 .471 69 84 .451 53 100 .346

GB — 7 1 12 ⁄2 14 17 33

West Division W L Pct San Francisco 87 67 .565 San Diego 85 67 .559 Colorado 82 71 .536 Los Angeles 74 79 .484 Arizona 62 91 .405

GB — 1 41⁄2 121⁄2 241⁄2

Thursday’s Late NL Results Arizona 10, Colorado 9 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 1 Friday’s Results St. Louis 7, Chicago Cubs 1 Washington 8, Atlanta 3 Houston 10, Pittsburgh 7 Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Mets 2 San Francisco 2, Colorado 1 Milwaukee 6, Florida 2 L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, (n) Cincinnati at San Diego, (n) Today’s Games Atlanta (D.Lowe 14-12) at Washington (Maya 0-2), 1:05 p.m. St. Louis (C.Carpenter 15-8) at Chicago Cubs (Coleman 2-2), 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Tr.Wood 5-4) at San Diego (Garland 14-12), 4:10 p.m. Houston (Norris 9-8) at Pittsburgh (Duke 7-14), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 1-1) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-9), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Volstad 10-9) at Milwaukee (Narveson 11-8), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ely 4-8) at Arizona (D.Hudson 6-1), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 9-13) at Colorado (Hammel 10-8), 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Florida at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.

Thursday’s Late NL Linescores DIAMONDBACKS 10, ROCKIES 9 Colorado 001 010 403— 9 8 1 Arizona 002 141 11x—10 14 1 Francis, F.Morales (4), E.Rogers (5), Delcarmen (6), Beimel (7), Dotel (8) and Iannetta; I.Kennedy, D.Carrasco (5), Rosa (6), Vasquez (7), Boyer (7), Heilman (8), J.Gutierrez (9) and Hester, Montero. W—D.Carrasco 3-2. L—Francis 4-6. Sv—J.Gutierrez (12). HRs—Colorado, C.Gonzalez (33). Arizona, K.Johnson (25), S.Drew (14), C.Young (26). DODGERS 3, PADRES 1 100 000 000— 1 5 1 San Diego Los Angeles 101 001 00x— 3 6 0 Latos, Frieri (6), R.Webb (7), A.Russell (8) and Hundley; Kuroda, Kuo (9) and Barajas. W—Kuroda 11-13. L—Latos 14-8. Sv—Kuo (10). Friday’s NL Linescores CARDINALS 7, CUBS 1 St. Louis 312 100 000 — 7 9 0 Chicago 010 000 000 — 1 6 0 Wainwright, McClellan (7), Franklin (9) and Pagnozzi; Gorzelanny, Berg (4), S.Maine (6), Mateo (7), J.Russell (9) and K.Hill. W—Wainwright 20-11. L—Gorzelanny 7-9. HRs—St. Louis, Craig (3). Chicago, Ar.Ramirez (24). PHILLIES 3, METS 2 New York 000 200 000— 2 7 0 Philadelphia 110 100 00x— 3 9 0 Dickey, Dessens (7), P.Feliciano (8), Acosta (8) and Thole; Blanton, Madson (8), Lidge (9) and C.Ruiz. W—Blanton 8-6. L—Dickey 11-8. Sv—Lidge (27). HRs—New York, Pagan (11). Philadelphia, Victorino (18). NATIONALS 8, BRAVES 3 Atlanta 000 010 020— 3 6 1 Washington 012 003 11x— 8 10 2 T.Hudson, M.Dunn (6), Moylan (6), Farnsworth (7), Wagner (8) and McCann; Zimmermann, Clippard (6), Jo.Peralta (8), S.Burnett (8), Batista (9) and I.Rodriguez. W—Zimmermann 1-2. L—T.Hudson 16-9. HRs—Atlanta, O.Infante (8). Washington, A.Dunn 2 (37), W.Harris (10). ASTROS 10, PIRATES 7 Houston 210 014 002 —10 15 1 Pittsburgh 102 021 100 — 7 9 2 Myers, Abad (7), W.Lopez (8), Lyon (9) and Quintero; Ja.McDonald, D.McCutchen (5), Leroux (6), Gallagher (6), Park (7), Hanrahan (9) and C.Snyder, Doumit. W—Myers 14-7. L— Leroux 0-1. Sv—Lyon (19). HRs—Pittsburgh, An.LaRoche (4). BREWERS 6, MARLINS 2 Florida 000 000 101— 2 6 0 Milwaukee 002 020 02x— 6 13 0 A.Miller, Sosa (5), Badenhop (7) and B.Davis; M.Rogers, Jeffress (4), McClendon (6), Braddock (7), Loe (8), Hoffman (9) and Lucroy. W—Jeffress 1-0. L—A.Miller 1-4. GIANTS 2, ROCKIES 1 San Francisco 000 000 200 — 2 3 0 Colorado 000 001 000 — 1 2 0 Lincecum, Br.Wilson (9) and Posey; J.Chacin, Mat.Reynolds (8), R.Betancourt (9) and Olivo. W—Lincecum 15-10. L—J.Chacin 9-10. Sv— Br.Wilson (45). HRs—San Francisco, Burrell (17).

BOWLING Recreation Summit Lanes Friday Men’s House—Russ Wallace (245), Sam Racey (244).

GOLF PGA

Tour Championship Friday At East Lake Golf Club Atlanta Purse: $7.5 million Yardage: 7,319; Par: 70 Second Round Jim Furyk 67-65 — 132 Luke Donald 66-66 — 132 Geoff Ogilvy 66-67 — 133 K.J. Choi 68-68 — 136 Retief Goosen 71-66 — 137 Kevin Na 69-68 — 137 Paul Casey 66-71 — 137 Charley Hoffman 71-67 — 138 Jason Day 69-69 — 138 Ben Crane 71-69 — 140 Kevin Streelman 70-70 — 140 Hunter Mahan 69-71 — 140 Robert Allenby 71-70 — 141 Phil Mickelson 69-72 — 141 Steve Stricker 74-68 — 142 Justin Rose 74-68 — 142 Matt Kuchar 72-70 — 142 Camilo Villegas 73-69 — 142 Ernie Els 71-71 — 142 Ryan Moore 70-72 — 142 Bo Van Pelt 74-69 — 143 Tim Clark 70-73 — 143 Bubba Watson 75-69 — 144 Dustin Johnson 73-71 — 144 Jeff Overton 75-70 — 145 Adam Scott 74-71 — 145 Nick Watney 71-74 — 145 Zach Johnson 74-72 — 146 Ryan Palmer 74-72 — 146 Martin Laird 75-73 — 148

Champions Tour

SAS Championship Friday At Prestonwood Country Club Cary, N.C. Purse: $2.1 million Yardage: 7,212; Par: 72 (36-36) Russ Cochran 32-32 — 64 Tom Pernice, Jr. 33-32 — 65 Bob Gilder 34-32 — 66 David Eger 32-34 — 66 Ted Schulz 32-35 — 67 Nick Price 34-33 — 67 Bob Tway 32-36 — 68 David Peoples 35-33 — 68 Jay Don Blake 34-35 — 69 Tommy Armour III 35-34 — 69 Mike Reid 36-33 — 69 Dan Forsman 32-37 — 69 Mark Calcavecchia 35-34 — 69 Trevor Dodds 35-35 — 70 Tim Simpson 33-37 — 70 Bobby Clampett 33-37 — 70 Eduardo Romero 34-36 — 70 Tom Kite 32-38 — 70 Dave Rummells 36-34 — 70 36-35 — 71 Morris Hatalsky Joey Sindelar 34-37 — 71 Olin Browne 34-37 — 71 36-35 — 71 Bill Glasson John Jacobs 37-34 — 71 David Frost 38-33 — 71 Ben Crenshaw 36-35 — 71 Mark O’Meara 36-35 — 71 Larry Nelson 33-38 — 71 36-35 — 71 Bernhard Langer Tom Purtzer 34-37 — 71 Fred Couples 37-34 — 71 Denis Watson 34-37 — 71 Steve Thomas 34-37 — 71 Hal Sutton 35-37 — 72 Blaine McCallister 34-38 — 72 Wayne Levi 35-37 — 72 Fulton Allem 37-35 — 72 Andy Bean 37-35 — 72 Mark Wiebe 36-36 — 72 Phil Blackmar 36-36 — 72 Curtis Strange 38-34 — 72 John Cook 35-37 — 72 Chien Soon Lu 35-37 — 72 Peter Senior 35-37 — 72 Chip Beck 37-36 — 73 Gary Hallberg 35-38 — 73 Jim Rutledge 36-37 — 73 Jeff Sluman 37-36 — 73 Sonny Skinner 36-37 — 73 Bruce Fleisher 37-37 — 74 Joe Ozaki 35-39 — 74 Brad Bryant 36-38 — 74 Hale Irwin 38-36 — 74 Tom Jenkins 38-37 — 75 James Mason 41-34 — 75 Fuzzy Zoeller 36-39 — 75 Mike Hulbert 39-36 — 75 Ronnie Black 37-38 — 75 Keith Fergus 39-36 — 75 Fred Funk 39-36 — 75 Scott Simpson 36-40 — 76 Mike McCullough 36-40 — 76 Jay Sigel 36-40 — 76 J.L. Lewis 36-40 — 76 Lee Trevino 39-37 — 76 Allen Doyle 37-39 — 76 Mike Goodes 40-37 — 77 Bruce Vaughan 37-40 — 77 D.A. Weibring 37-40 — 77 Mark James 38-39 — 77

Dana Quigley Sandy Lyle Keith Clearwater Loren Roberts Kirk Hanefeld Clarence Rose Jim Dent Bobby Wadkins

40-38 — 42-36 — 38-40 — 37-42 — 37-42 — 37-44 — 41-40 — WD

78 78 78 79 79 81 81

Nationwide Tour

WNB Golf Classic Friday At Midland Country Club Midland, Texas Purse: $525,000 Yardage: 7,380; Par 72 Second Round Leaders Alistair Presnell 67-67 — 134 Brett Lederer 68-67 — 135 70-66 — 136 Darron Stiles Brenden Pappas 66-70 — 136 Jhonattan Vegas 68-68 — 136 67-69 — 136 William McGirt Todd Fischer 72-64 — 136 Brandt Jobe 67-70 — 137 67-70 — 137 Nate Smith Andrew Svoboda 67-70 — 137 72-65 — 137 Justin Hicks Gary Woodland 67-70 — 137 Matt Davidson 68-69 — 137 Tyler Aldridge 68-69 — 137 Roberto Castro 70-67 — 137 Luke List 68-69 — 137 Geoffrey Sisk 68-69 — 137

HOCKEY National Hockey League Preseason EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division W L OT Pts Philadelphia 2 0 1 5 Pittsburgh 2 0 0 4 N.Y. Rangers 1 0 0 2 New Jersey 0 0 2 2 N.Y. Islanders 0 0 0 0

GF GA 10 9 10 5 4 3 6 8 0 0

Northeast Division W L OT Pts Toronto 2 1 1 5 Boston 1 1 0 2 Montreal 1 1 0 2 Ottawa 1 2 0 2 Buffalo 0 0 0 0

GF GA 10 12 6 5 6 6 8 8 0 0

Southeast Division W L OT Pts 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0

GF GA 7 3 10 9 6 2 5 7 2 5

Florida Tampa Bay Washington Carolina Atlanta

WESTERN CONFERENCE

St. Louis Detroit Nashville Columbus Chicago

Central Division W L OT Pts 2 1 0 4 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0

GF GA 11 4 4 7 3 4 11 13 4 7

Northwest Division W L OT Pts Calgary 2 0 0 4 Edmonton 2 0 0 4 Colorado 1 2 0 2 Minnesota 0 2 0 0 Vancouver 0 3 0 0

GF GA 6 3 8 4 6 7 1 10 5 9

Pacific Division W L OT Pts Phoenix 3 0 0 6 Los Angeles 1 1 1 3 Anaheim 1 1 0 2 Dallas 1 1 0 2 San Jose 0 1 0 0

GF GA 9 3 6 7 6 6 4 5 2 5

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Results Detroit 3, Chicago 2 Philadelphia 4, Toronto 3, SO Nashville 2, Carolina 1 Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 4 Montreal 4, Ottawa 2 St. Louis 5, Minnesota 0 Dallas 2, Colorado 1 Anaheim at San Jose, (n) Today’s Games Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 8 p.m. Washington at Nashville, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Calgary, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose (ss) at Phoenix (ss), 10 p.m. Phoenix (ss) at San Jose (ss), 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Detroit, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Montreal, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m.

SOCCER Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Columbus 13 7 5 44 33 New York 12 8 5 41 32 Kansas City 9 9 6 33 28 Toronto FC 8 10 7 31 24 Chicago 6 9 8 26 28 New England 7 14 4 25 26 Philadelphia 6 12 6 24 27 D.C. 5 17 3 18 17

GA 27 27 27 28 31 43 39 39

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF x-Los Angeles 15 5 5 50 38 Real Salt Lake 13 4 8 47 38 FC Dallas 10 2 13 43 33 Colorado 10 7 7 37 32 San Jose 10 7 6 36 25 Seattle 10 9 6 36 30 Chivas USA 7 13 4 25 25 Houston 6 14 5 23 32

GA 19 16 21 24 23 29 31 44

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. x- clinched playoff berth Friday’s Result New York at Los Angeles, (n) Today’s Games San Jose at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Chivas USA at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Houston at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at New England, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Seattle FC at Chicago, 8 p.m. Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.

DEALS Friday’s Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Activated RHP Kanekoa Texeira from the 15-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Selected the contract of INF Andrew Romine from Arkansas (TL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERS—Signed G Anthony Roberson, G Trey Johnson, C Andrew Naymick and C Russell Hicks. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Signed G Xavier Henry and G Greivis Vasquez to multi-year contracts. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS—Signed G Jannero Pargo and F Pops MensahBonsu. NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed G Eddie Gill and F Andre Brown. WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Signed F Andray Blatche to a five-year contract extension. Exercised their fourth-year contract option on C JaVale McGee. FOOTBALL National Football League DALLAS COWBOYS—Released FB Deon Anderson. Signed TE Scott Chandler from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Claimed TE Mickey Shuler off waivers from Minnesota. HORSE RACING NTRA—Elected Dennis Robinson to the board of directors. Re-elected Jack Liebau to the board of directors. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League CALGARY ROUGHNECKS—Traded T Devan Wray to Edmonton for a 2011 sixth-round draft pick. COLORADO MAMMOTH—Announced the retirement of F Chris Gill.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Clint Bowyer watches practice from the garage area Friday in Dover, Del.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

Bowyer says he ‘wouldn’t cheat’ to win DOVER, Del. (AP) — Clint Bowyer’s car flunked inspection and few around the garage are buying his alibi. Bowyer is sticking to his story. He gave a defiant defense of his Chase-opening victory on Friday, saying he “wouldn’t cheat” to win a race after his car failed a follow-up inspection. If anything should be blamed for the infraction, he told reporters, it’s a tow truck. “We have a lot more integrity for myself and our race team at RCR,” Bowyer said. Richard Childress, his owner, was united with his driver in blaming a wrecker for wrecking Bowyer’s championship run. The defense: The wrecker hit the rear bumper when it pushed the No. 33 car into the winner’s circle at New Hampshire. “I don’t think anyone could look us square in the face and say without a shadow of a doubt that the wrecker couldn’t have moved that car sixty-thousandths” of an inch, Childress said. Bowyer said he’s looking for answers about why NASCAR levied harsh penalties against him that crippled his chances at winning the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Bowyer was penalized 150 points after Sunday’s win at New Hampshire and fell from second to 12th in the standings, though he is appealing the ruling. NASCAR also fined crew chief Shane Wilson $150,000 and suspended him for six Sprint Cup races, car chief Chad Haney was suspended six races and Childress was docked 150 owner points. Wilson was at the track Friday because the penalties are under appeal, set for next week. Bowyer said his team was “triple sure” his car was legal after receiving a warning following the previous race at Richmond. Other drivers weren’t so sure. Points leader Denny Hamlin blasted Bowyer’s illegal car. Hamlin was runner-up last week and said he knew he had “the fastest legal car,” and that there was no way the push of a tow truck could flunk a car at inspection, especially considering the beating it takes over several hundred grueling miles of racing. “They’re just trying to salvage their season basically,” Hamlin said. Greg Biffle, a Chase driver, may have summed up the week best. “Whoever cheats the best wins,” Biffle said. “That the old saying, right?

Jimmie Johnson rebounds by taking the pole at Dover DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is back on top, shaking off a poor finish in the Chase opener to take the pole at Dover International Speedway on Friday. The four-time defending Cup champion turned a lap of 155.736 mph at one of his favorite tracks. Johnson has five career wins on the 1-mile concrete oval — one shy of his best at Charlotte and Martinsville — and swept the races here last year. He was 16th earlier JOHNSON this year. “This is certainly a step in the right direction for momentum,” Johnson said. “Last weekend, we ran much better than where we finished.” Johnson finished 25th on Sunday at New Hampshire. It was the worst showing for any driver in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and dumped him from second to seventh in points. He’s now sixth following Clint Bowyer’s penalty. Johnson’s not in an ideal spot as he chases his fifth straight title, but it’s far from over. If any driver can rebound, it’s the cool Californian. Johnson was a season-worst 39th to open the 2006 Chase at New Hampshire. He had one win and four seconds over a five-race span in the Chase that let him bring home the championship. “It’s not what you want, but there are still nine races left and no time to panic,” Johnson said. “We don’t need to change what we’re doing..” Mark Martin, who qualified third, had his time thrown out because the right rear shock exceeded the maximum allowable gas pressure. He was dropped to 42nd for Sunday’s race. There were no further penalties. Non-Chase drivers AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. start second and third, respectively. Points leader Denny Hamlin moved up a spot to fourth. While Johnson has thrived at Dover, Hamlin is 0-for-9 with only two top-five finishes. His average finish is 22.8 — only Daytona at 23.1 is worse for the Joe Gibbs Racing contender. “This is just a track that really challenges me,” Hamlin said before taking his lap. “But I think we can go out there, and we can run third, fourth, fifth, realistically.” Greg Biffle (sixth) and Kurt Busch (eighth) were the only other Chase drivers to make the top 10. Carl Edwards was 10th, Kyle Busch 11th, Matt Kenseth 14th, Jeff Gordon 15th, Tony Stewart 25th, Jeff Burton 27th and Kevin Harvick 33rd.


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SPORTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

COLLEGE FOOTBALL — MICHIGAN VS. BOWLING GREEN

MSU FOOTBALL

Spartans eye 4-0 as coach recovers EAST LANSING (AP) — After a long, tense week of worrying about their stricken coach, the Michigan State Spartans got a welcome dose of good news as they wrapped up preparations for Northern Colorado. Coach Mark Dantonio made a surprise visit to practice Friday, just DANTONIO five days after he suffered a mild heart attack and was taken to a hospital for surgery following his daring call in overtime to beat Notre Dame. School spokesman John Lewandowski said Dantonio addressed the team briefly and chatted with position groups during a session before practice — the first time he has talked with his players since his hospitalization early Sunday. He will watch today’s game against Northern Colorado at home, Lewandowski said. The finish against Notre Dame is already one of the signature moments of the season: Trailing by three in overtime, Dantonio ordered a fake field goal that worked for a touchdown and gave the Spartans a 34-31 victory. It might have been Dantonio’s biggest win at Michigan State because of the opponent and the way it unfolded. But the excitement largely vanished around East Lansing, replaced by concerns for the health of the 54-yearold Dantonio. The coach had surgery to put a stent in a blocked blood vessel leading to his heart. It is unknown when he might return to coaching and the team is being led by offensive coordinator Don Treadwell. Kirk Cousins was heading to church Sunday, less than 12 hours after his team’s thrilling overtime win over Notre Dame, when he received a puzzling text message about a team meeting at noon. “That never happens,” the Michigan State quarterback said. “I knew it was something serious.” And so the 25th-ranked Spartans have spent the week trying to focus on football again with Northern Colorado coming to town. “The nice thing is, along with the leadership and things that coach Dantonio has already put in place, we have a lot of veterans that are on this football team,” Treadwell said. “So certainly, our seniors, we’re relying on them to really step forward.” Dantonio’s absence comes as Michigan State is starting to earn national attention for its play. The Spartans (3-0) have run the ball with ease this season, with both Le’Veon Bell and Edwin Baker averaging more than 8 yards per carry. Northern Colorado (2-1) is hoping to build on its own encouraging start to the season. The Bears, who play in the Football Championship Subdivision, won only three games last season and are already on the verge of matching that total. Quarterback Dylan Orms has thrown for six touchdowns and only one interception this season, and Northern Colorado is hoping for an upset similar to the one James Madison pulled off against Virginia Tech earlier this month. This is a game Orms has been looking forward to for a while. “I saw a chance to showcase ourselves and to play in a stadium I’ve seen a lot on TV,” he said. For Michigan State, this isn’t exactly a game to circle on the calendar, but the Spartans have had to work hard this week to avoid a letdown after the Notre Dame victory — especially with everything that’s happened off the field.

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Bowling Green at Michigan ■ Kickoff: Noon today ■ Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor ■ Records: Michigan 3-0, Bowling Green 1-2 ■ Line: Michigan by 251⁄2 ■ TV: ESPN2 ■ Series: Michigan leads 1-0. ■ Last meeting: Michigan won 42-7 in 2000 in Ann Arbor.

Northern Colorado at Michigan State ■ Kickoff: Noon today ■ Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing ■ Records: Michigan State 3-0, Northern Colorado (FCS) 2-1 ■ Line: Michigan State by 31 ■ TV: Big Ten Network ■ Series: First meeting

Lake Erie at Hillsdale ■ Kickoff: 1 p.m. today ■ Where: Muddy Waters Stadium, Hillsdale ■ Records: No. 12 Hillsdale (2-1, 1-1 GLIAC), Lake Erie (0-3, 0-2) ■ Series: First meeting ■ Notes: Hillsdale quarterback Troy Weatherhead is No. 1 in the nation in passing efficiency rating (191.1). He’s completed 65 of 79 passes (82 percent) for 772 yards and seven touchdowns with just one interception. … Hillsdale running back Joe Glendening leads the conference in rushing with 500 yards. … Lake Erie, a first-year member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is the smallest school in the league (enrollment 1,100), while Hillsdale is the second-smallest school (1,400). … This is Hillsdale’s first day game of the season after three night games. CITIZEN PATRIOT NEWS SERVICE • MELANIE MAXWELL

Michigan safety Cameron Gordon tries to tackle Massachusetts tailback Jonathan Garcia during the second half last Saturday at Michigan Stadium.

TACKLING THE ISSUE Wolverines look to address issues on defense against Bowling Green By Pete Bigelow Citizen Patriot News Service

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efore the season started, the University of Michigan football team’s defense received its share of criticism. Inexperienced and injury-depleted, the unit has lived up to its suspect billing. Through three games, the Wolverines defense is ranked 100th in the country, allowing an average of 439 yards per game. Lucky for the Wolverines, today’s opponent might be worse. Bowling Green enters its matchup at Michigan at noon today with the nation’s 111thranked defense, allowing 465.69 yards per game. Should the game turn into a trade of offensive firepower, the Wolverines, ranked No. 21 in this week’s Associated Press top 25, aren’t taking anything for granted. “They have some really good skillposition players,” said Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, whose team is seeking a 4-0 start to the season for the second straight year. “All their receivers make plays. They’re going to pose some of the problems we’ve had.” Those problems were most apparent last week. The Wolverines de-

“The biggest disappointment is we took a step back fundamentally. I thought we played tentative as the game went on. You can’t be a good defense being tentative.” — Rich Rodriguez

Michigan coach on his team’s defensive performance against Massachusetts

fense allowed 439 total yards and 20 points in the fourth quarter against Massachusetts. Massachusetts broke Michigan’s contain attempts with regularity, but that wasn’t what frustrated Rodriguez the most. “The biggest disappointment is we took a step back fundamentally,” he said. “I thought we played tentative as the game went on. You can’t be a good defense being tentative.”

Rodriguez planned to spend more time with the defense during practice this week. Perhaps the unit will be more aggressive against the Falcons offense, which will play without injured starting quarterback Matt Schilz. The Wolverines, who have been opportunistic enough to force six turnovers through three games, will face either sophomore Aaron Pankratz or true freshman Trent Hurley. The Falcons (1-2) won’t catch such a break in return. Their defense must contend with Heisman Trophy contender Denard Robinson, who leads the nation in rushing and total offense. He’s averaging 186.3 rushing yards per game and 410 total yards — accounting for 80.3 percent of the team’s offense. As much as he’s enjoying the sophomore quarterback’s performance, Rodriguez would like to diversify the offense. He intends to involve more running backs in today’s game plan. Aside from Robinson, junior Michael Shaw and sophomore Vincent Smith have gotten almost all the Wolverines’ carries. Rodriguez said he expects Fitzgerald Toussaint, slowed by an injury, to see his first action of the season, along with perhaps Michael Cox and Teric Jones.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Mallett, Arkansas get shot at No. 1 Tide FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — When Ryan Mallett left the winningest program in college football history and decided to head home, he could only hope for the opportunity he’s about to get. Back in his MALLETT home state of Arkansas, Mallett will lead the 10thranked Razorbacks (3-0) in the biggest game in their home stadium in more than three decades when No. 1

Alabama (3-0) rolls into town today. It’s a chance for Mallett to launch his Heisman Trophy campaign in earnest and establish Arkansas as a true contender in the Southeastern Conference for the first time since Bobby Petrino took over as coach. The buzz is enormous for the first meeting of top 10 teams in Fayetteville since 1979, but Mallett insists he’s not wrapped up in what a victory could mean for his Heisman chances and beyond. “I came to the University of Arkansas to win football games, and so that’s how I look at it,” Mallett said. “I

want to win this for the state and for the rest of my team, and that’s the way the rest of the team looks at it.” Mallett has been building toward this day since he followed the Razorbacks as a child in Texarkana. He ended up going to the University Michigan instead but left after one season splitting time with Chad Henne and signed on to quarterback Petrino’s intriguing offense instead. After setting school records with 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns last season with only seven interceptions, he’s now leading the country with 360.3 yards passing per

game. Alabama truly begins its national title defense with a string of three straight games against some of the SEC’s best. After Arkansas, the Tide return home next week to host No. 9 Florida, then head to No. 12 South Carolina on Oct. 9. “I think our team will find that you really are only as strong as your weakest link, and I think everyone has got to fight a better fight against better competition,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “I think that’s the challenge for everyone in terms of doing their job.”

Albion at Wisconsin-Stevens Point ■ Kickoff: 2 p.m. today ■ Where: Goerke Field, Stevens Point, Wis. ■ Records: WisconsinStevens Point (1-1), Albion (1-2) ■ Series: First meeting ■ Notes: UW-Stevens Point is ranked 27th in this week’s D3football.com poll. Its only loss was 3313 to No. 15 Willamette. … The game is the third straight home game for UW-Stevens Point and first road game for Albion … Clinton Orr leads Albion in rushing at 112.3 yards per game. … UW-Stevens Point held last week’s opponent, Missouri S&T, to 22 yards in the 24th annual Spud Bowl game between the two schools.

Pryson’s Picks Even with its coach on the mend, expect Michigan State to roll past high-scoring Northern Colorado. The Spartans, however, had better bring their track shoes. Northern Colorado is averaging 45.3 points per game. On the other hand, it would be hard for the Bears not to be caught looking ahead to next week’s homecoming game with Montana. When Montana and Northern Colorado hook up, throw out the records. The Michigan-Bowling Green game could turn into a shootout, with both teams struggling on defense, but the Wolverines have Denard Robinson, and Bowling Green doesn’t. The one toss-up game on the board might just be in Wisconsin, where Albion takes on nonconference foe Wisconsin-Stevens Point. One non-toss-up game is No. 2 Ohio State vs. Eastern Michigan, losers of 15 straight. Take the Buckeyes and go work on the lawn. Today’s picks (Season record: 14-3) ■ Michigan State 38, Northern Colorado 21 ■ Michigan 35, Bowling Green 17 ■ Ohio State 56, Eastern Michigan 7 ■ Northwestern 28, Central Michigan 20 ■ Hillsdale 52, Lake Erie 13 ■ Wisconsin-Stevens Point 23, Albion 17


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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

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HIGH SCHOOL PROFILE — WESTERN CITIZEN PAT R I OT POWER POLLS

M E E T T H E AT H L E T E S

Andrew Herlein — Tennis Andrew Herlein file

By Josh Olson jolson@citpat.com — 789-1250

If someone is looking for Andrew Herlein, checking the tennis courts is probably the best bet. Herlein has put in countless hours and energy on the tennis courts to become the player he is today. Now excelling with partner Reid Ganton at No. 2 doubles for the Western High School tennis team, Herlein is a vital part of a squad that is 17-0 and ranked seventh in the Division 3 state coaches’ poll. “I remember him in ninth or 10th grade. He talked to me, and he always had this thought or vision to really play quality tennis,” Western coach Larry Brown said. “He wanted to start, and he wanted to be in the thick of things. “Sometimes, kids will say that but they don’t follow through, but he took the action plan to get there.” Herlein is familiar with the No. 2 doubles position after playing in the same spot last season with Nic Johnston. Herlein and Johnston were regional champions and finished with a 20-6 record. Johnston graduated last year. Although Herlein is now partnered with Ganton, the two have made a smooth transition and are 17-1 on the season. Their only loss came in the finals of the Plymouth Invitational, where they lost 6-3, 6-0 to Alex Sumpter and

■ Family: Parents Dave and Joan; sisters Ashley (25) and Chelsea (21), both of whom graduated from Western High School. ■ Sport: Tennis ■ Off the court: Herlein is involved in the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church youth group and took a missions trip to New York City last summer to volunteer at a soup kitchen and work with the homeless.

CITIZEN PATRIOT • ERIK HOLLADAY

Western’s Andrew Herlein blasts a forehand back as doubles teammate Nic Johnston watches during a doubles match against Jackson last year. Alex Gruskin from Detroit Country Day, which is ranked second in the Division 3 state coaches’ poll. “It’s been a good experience. We’re friends off the court, so we get along on the court no matter what,” Herlein said. “It’s always good to play with someone you’re friends with, and his

skill level is the same as mine.” Herlein has steadily improved in all facets of the game, most noticeably his serve. He also has one advantage in tennis you can’t teach: height. Herlein is 6 feet, 4 inches and combines with Ganton, who is 6-1, to make a rather intimidating combination across the net

from competitors. Western has 11 seniors and finished 16th in the Division 3 state finals a year ago. Herlein and the Panthers are hoping their hard work pays off again this postseason. “He’s part of this exceptional group of seniors that played all the time,” Brown said. “That’s

all they do is play.” In addition to putting in the court time, Herlein has played in summer tournaments and United States Tennis Association events, and he has also taken lessons from Craig Calderone and Spring Arbor University’s David Darling. Herlein hopes his tennis success catches the attention of college coaches. He would like to attend either Indiana Wesleyan University or Huntington University next fall on a tennis scholarship. “He’s just a good, all-around kid,” said Rod Mathews, who coached Herlein on the junior varsity level. “It just goes to show you if you put in the time you will get better at the game.”

Megahn Piper — Golf

1. Chelsea 2. Western 3. Jackson Christian 4. Northwest 5. Jackson

Volleyball Class A-B 1. Chelsea 2. Northwest 3. Columbia Central 4. Lumen Christi 5. Jackson Class C-D 1. Michigan Center 2. Concord 3. Leslie 4. Addison 5. HanoverHorton

Golf 1. Lumen Christi 2. Northwest 3. Chelsea 4. Western 5. HanoverHorton 6. Napoleon 7. East Jackson 8. Concord 9. Vandercook Lake 10. Jackson

Tennis

By Josh Olson

1. Western 2. Jackson 3. Chelsea 4. Lumen Christi 5. Columbia Central

jolson@citpat.com — 789-1250

Megahn Piper picked up the game of golf her sophomore year and was not sure where it would take her. Now with her senior season winding down, Piper doesn’t want the journey to end. “I was thinking it’s my senior year, and I can’t be done with golf yet,” Piper said. “I need more time.” Piper leads the Southern Michigan Activities Association with a 44.4 league scoring average and hopes to play college golf next fall. She set an 18-hole school record with an 86 at the County Invitational on Sept. 17 and has been the medalist in three of the five SMAA jamborees. Piper is leading a team that is looking to become the first girls golf team at Western to win a conference championship. Western has won the first five jamborees and holds an 11-point lead in the league standings with one jamboree and the 18-hole league championship remaining. “As a team, we’ve been doing great,” Piper said. “I’m so proud of our girls. We’re first in the conference, and we’ve really focused as a team.” Piper has combined natural talent with an intense work ethic and plenty of tournament experience. Her father constructed a homemade driving range in their backyard in Parma, where she practices. She knows yardages based off their goat barn, which sits about 100 yards out. She works on all types of shots and has even been known to shovel a path to hit when the snow arrives to keep her game fresh. “I’ve put all my effort into it. I’ve dropped a lot of things and focused on golf,” Piper said. “I’ve come quite a ways in a few years.” In addition to the driving range, Piper played in most of the county

Soccer

Boys cross country 1. Napoleon 2. Hillsdale 3. Lumen Christi 4. Jackson 5. HanoverHorton 6. Albion 7. Chelsea 8. Concord 9. Stockbridge 10. Leslie

CITIZEN PATRIOT*KATIE RAUSCH

Western’s Megahn Piper, right, jokes with Concord’s Sara Deforest after finishing their putts on the 18th hole during the County Invitational at Cascades Golf Course.

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Mercer Junior Golf Tour. “She’s the first girl I’ve had that’s ■ Family: Parents Greg and Ruth played in a lot of those tournaments,” Piper Western coach Tom Benner said. “I’m ■ Sport: Golf hoping to use her as an example to motivate more of the other girls.” ■ Off the course: Piper is Piper has always hit the ball a long involved in Western’s band — ways off the tee, but she has made she plays flute in the traditional strides in other aspects of her game. band, and tenor saxophone in “What’s really improved is her the jazz band — color guard, and short game,” Benner said. “She’s an the 4-H club. intelligent girl, and she learns and remembers and really thinks out on the junior golf events during the summer course.” and all of the tournaments on the With her season senior quickly

coming to a close, Piper is trying to take her success one step further. She would like to challenge the ninehole school record of 39, wrap up the SMAA championship and qualify for the state tournament. Piper said it was a simple motivation that turned her attention towards golf. “My dad is why I got started. It was a way for me to spend time with him,” Piper said. “He was my influence for golf. “I haven’t beat him yet, but I’m real close.”

Girls cross country 1. HanoverHorton 2. Leslie 3. Lumen Christi 4. Stockbridge 5. Napoleon 6. Chelsea 7. Michigan Center 8. Western 9. Manchester 10. Concord

HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK

Columbia Central’s Schwyn earns honor from MaxPreps, AVCA Citizen Patriot staff reports

Columbia Central High School senior volleyball player Heather Schwyn received some good news Tuesday evening before her team faced Western in Southern Michigan Activities Association play. Schwyn was informed she had been named the Player of the Week by MaxPreps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the week of Sept. 14-20. MaxPreps.com keeps upSCHWYN to-date statistics on volleyball teams throughout the country. Each week, a player from each state is selected for the award based on statistics that are evaluated on the site. “We’re a fairly small school, but it’s nice to get some recognition,” Columbia Central coach Patty Vandeventer said of Schwyn’s honor. “She plays phenomenal defense and

has great reading ability. Without her we wouldn’t have the success we have.” The 5-foot-1 setter for the Golden Eagles had 78 assists (11.14/game), 49 digs and seven aces in seven matches last week. Her play has helped Columbia Central to first place in the SMAA and a No. 2 seed for today’s County Invitational at Spring Arbor University. Schwyn, a three-year varsity player for the Golden Eagles, will receive a branded letterman’s patch and recognition on the website.

Big numbers Northwest High School boys soccer player Riley Luttenton has more than surpassed last year’s team-leading production with three weeks left in the regular season. Luttenton had three goals and five assists in a 10-1 win over Lansing Sexton on Monday and another goal in a 4-1 loss to seventhranked Mason on Wednesday, bringing his season total to 19 goals and 10 assists. Last season, he had 12 goals and 11 assists,

leading the Mounties in goals. Lights … camera … Luttenton has helped the Mounties to a 7-5-1 record. Michigan High School Athletic Association “He’s just a good player,” Northwest coach cameras were at two Jackson-area events this Kevin Bristol said. “He can pass and shoot — week and will televise the action next week. left- and right-footed. Without a doubt, he’s The MHSAA Network covered the Westthe best player in the area.” ern-Columbia Central soccer game Wednesday and the Northwest-Mason volleyball match Thursday. Top swimmers The soccer game will be shown at 9:30 Jackson High School swimmers are among p.m. Wednesday, and the volleyball match is the top three in six events in the latest Capital scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday on Comcast Area Activities Conference Honor Roll. channel 900. After they are televised, the Hannah Larson is first in the 100 backstroke events will be on the MHSAA.tv website. (1:01.61) and second in the 200 individual medley (2:17.64), and Gabriella Hestwood is Coaches needed second in the 100 butterfly (1:01.80). The team of Larson, Jessie Lincoln, HestNorthwest has openings for coaches in wood and Audrey Andrews is second in the junior varsity boys basketball, junior varsity 200 medley relay (1:56.11), Sarah Cooley, An- and middle school wrestling, and junior vardrews, Jovanka Koprivica and Lincoln are sity baseball. third in the 200 freestyle relay (1:47.56), and Those interested should contact athletic Hestwood, Larson, Cooley and Andrews are director Chris Galloway at cgalloway@ second in the 400 freestyle relay (3:53.28). nwschools.org or 817-4699.


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SPORTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

CAPITAL AREA ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE Blue Division Conf. All W L W L Grand Ledge 3 0 5 0 Holt 3 0 3 2 East Lansing 3 1 4 1 Okemos 1 2 2 3 Lansing Eastern 1 3 1 4 Jackson 1 3 1 4 Lansing Everett 0 3 0 5 Friday’s results Jackson 20, Lansing Everett 6 Holt 40, Lansing Eastern 22 Grand Ledge 34, L. Waverly 21 East Lansing 28, Okemos 14 Next Friday’s games Holt at Lansing Everett, 7 Jackson at Okemos, 7 Lansing Eastern at Owosso, 7 Grand Ledge at East Lansing, 7 Red Division Conf. W L Lansing Sexton 3 0 Mason 2 1 St. Johns 2 1 Owosso 1 2 Lansing Waverly 1 2 Northwest 0 3

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Friday’s results Grand Ledge 34, L. Waverly 21 L. Sexton 45, Northwest 0 St. Johns 32, Mason 30 Owosso 35, Flint N’western 7 Next Friday’s games St. Johns at L. Waverly, 7 Muskegon Hts. at L. Sexton, 7 Mason at Northwest, 7 Lansing Eastern at Owosso, 7 SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE East Division Conf. All W L W L Lumen Christi 3 0 4 1 Sturgis 3 0 4 1 B.C. Harp. Creek 2 1 3 2 B.C. Lakeview 2 1 2 3 Kal. Central 1 2 2 3 Coldwater 1 2 1 4 B.C. Central 0 3 1 4 Marshall 0 3 0 5 Friday’s results Sturgis 34, B.C. Central 22 Harper Creek 37, Kal. Central 7 B.C. Lakeview 36, Coldwater 12 Lumen Christi 49, Marshall 21 Next Friday’s games Marshall at B.C. Central, 7 Kal. Central at Sturgis, 7 B.C. Lakeview at H. Creek, 7 Coldwater at Lumen Christi, 7 CASCADES CONFERENCE Conf. All W L W L Michigan Center 4 0 5 0 Manchester 3 1 4 1 Addison 3 1 3 2 Grass Lake 2 2 3 2 Napoleon 2 2 2 3 Hanover-Horton 1 3 1 4 Vandercook Lake 1 3 1 4 East Jackson 0 4 0 5 Friday’s results Manchester 22, Addison 20 Mich. Center 41, Han.-Horton 0 Vand. Lake 30, East Jackson 19 Grass Lake 28, Napoleon 7 Next Friday’s games East Jackson at Grass Lake, 7 Han.-Horton at Manchester, 7 Addison at Vandercook Lake, 7 Michigan Center at Napoleon, 7 SOUTHERN MICHIGAN ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION Conf. All W L W L Hillsdale 3 0 3 2 Stockbridge 2 1 4 1 Columbia Central 2 1 2 3 Leslie 1 2 3 2 Western 1 2 2 3 Albion 0 3 0 5 Friday’s results Col. Central 26, Western 16 Hillsdale 60, Leslie 52 Stockbridge 63, Albion 20 Next Friday’s games Stockbridge at Col. Central, 7 Leslie at Western, 7 Hillsdale at Albion, 7 BIG EIGHT CONFERENCE Conf. All W L W L Springport 4 0 5 0 Reading 3 1 4 1 Union City 3 1 3 2 Homer 2 2 3 2 Concord 1 3 2 3 Jonesville 1 3 2 3 Quincy 1 3 1 4 Athens 1 3 1 4 Friday’s results Union City 34, Athens 12 Homer 38, Concord 28 Jonesville 20, Quincy 7 Springport 38, Reading 27 Next Friday’s games Quincy at Athens, 7 Concord at Jonesville, 7 Union City at Springport, 7 Homer at Reading, 7 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE WHITE Conf. All W L W L Adrian 4 0 5 0 Chelsea 3 1 4 1 Dexter 2 2 3 2 Ypsilanti 2 2 2 3 Tecumseh 1 3 1 4 Ypsilanti Lincoln 0 4 0 5 Friday’s results Dexter 26, Tecumseh 19 Chelsea 21, Ypsi. Lincoln 7 Adrian 20, Ypsilanti 16 Next Friday’s games Tecumseh at Chelsea, 7 Ypsi. Lincoln at Adrian, 7 Ypsilanti at Dexter, 7

JACKSON CITIZEN PATRIOT

CAAC FOOTBALL

Jackson earns first victory Jackson 20 Lansing Everett 6

Citizen Patriot staff report

The Jackson High School football team made its last quarter at Withington Community Stadium this season a good one. Jackson scored 13 points in the fourth quarter Friday to defeat Lansing Everett 20-6 in a Capital Area Activities Conference Blue Division game between teams that both entered without a victory. Jackson’s homecoming victory came in its last home game of the season. The Vikings will play their final

four games on the road. Jackson, which had scored a total of 15 points in its first four games, rolled up 328 yards on the ground. Mario Harrell rushed for 149 yards on 20 carries to lead Jackson. Jackson held Lansing Everett to 20 yards rushing on 17 attempts as Jackson controlled the ball for 58 plays to Everett’s 36. “With a team like Everett that can

score at any time, it was important to keep the ball away from them,” Jackson coach Jack Fairly said. “Our offensive line made more strides and did a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage. “And the defense came up with big turnovers, so it was a good team effort. The kids stuck together, and to win that homecoming game is nice for everybody.” Allen Anderson put Jackson on top with a 1-yard touchdown run late in the first half. Lansing Everett’s touchdown on

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BOX SCORES son 3-3. Records: Vandercook Lake 1-4, 1-3 Cascades Conference; East Jackson 0-5, 0-4.

LANSING SEXTON 45, NORTHWEST 0 Northwest 0 0 0 0— 0 Lansing Sexton 3 28 14 0 — 45 First Quarter LS—Nick Spearman 24 FG, 0:00 Second Quarter LS—Dominic Hoyle 29 fumble recovery (Spearman kick), 7:38 LS—Hoyle 25 run (Spearman kick), 5:25 LS—Hoyle 18 run (Spearman kick), 2:40 LS—Hoyle 73 pass from Willie Dillard (Spearman kick), 0:50 Third Quarter LS—Jaron McKinney 18 pass from Dillard (Spearman kick), 10:44 LS—Anthony Clemons 20 interception return (Spearman kick), 10:18 Statistics RUSHING—Northwest: Grant Wedgwood 25-89, Jorden Sherar 3-12, Nick Taylor 4-8, Deandre Taylor 6-7, Isiah Crampton 4-0, Kyle Starks 1-3. Total: 43-119. Lansing Sexton: Total: 28-191. PASSING—Northwest: Patrick Peters 1-5-34-1. Lansing Sexton: Dillard 5-12-149-0. RECEIVING—Northwest: Wedgwood 1-34. First downs: Northwest 7, Lansing Sexton 16. Fumbles-lost: Northwest 2-2, Lansing Sexton 0-0. Penalties: Northwest 4-36, Lansing Sexton 7-40. Records: Lansing Sexton 5-0, 3-0. Northwest 0-5, 0-3. JACKSON 20, LANSING EVERETT 6 Everett Jackson

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Second Quarter J—Allen Anderson 1 run (Mario Harrell kick), 2:25 Third Quarter LE—Robert Tarpley 33 pass from Lucas Barner (kick blocked), 2:00 Fourth Quarter J—Tyler Oliver 18 run (Harrell kick), 9:09 J—Oliver 14 run (kick failed), 1:01 Statistics RUSHING—Lansing Everett: Robert Tarpley 2-12. Total: 17-20. Jackson: Mario Harrell 20-149, John White 15-70, Larry Taylor 8-8, Allen Anderson 7-54, Juan Williams 2-9, Tyler Oliver 3-38. Total: 55-328. PASSING—Lansing Everett: Lucas Barner 11-19-137-3. Jackson: Oliver 0-3-0-1. RECEIVING—Lansing Everett: Tarpley 5-72. First downs: Lansing Everett 7, Jackson 15. Fumbles-lost: Lansing Everett 1-1, Jackson 2-1. Penalties: Lansing Everett 7-50, Jackson 8-65. Records: Lansing Everett 0-5, 0-4; Jackson 1-4, 1-3. LUMEN CHRISTI 49, MARSHALL 21 Lumen Christi 14 21 7 7 — 49 Marshall 7 0 7 7 — 21 First Quarter LC—Michael Cremeans 10 run (Michael Augustine kick), 5:01 M—Justin Ware 98 kickoff return (Jordan Presley kick), 4:40 LC—Cremeans 80 run (Augustine kick), 4:14 Second Quarter LC—Amani Bass 10 run (Augustine kick), 9:51 LC—Bass 75 run (Augustine kick), 6:59 LC—Colton Brannick 18 pass from Bass (Augustine kick), 0:53 Third Quarter M—Isiah Fountaine 56 run (Presley kick), 9:56 LC—Bass 2 run (Augustine kick), 5:32 Fourth Quarter LC—Trent Johnson 32 run (Augustine kick), 8:10 M—Joe Rothwell 52 run (Presley kick), 7:18 Statistics RUSHING—Lumen Christi: Michael Cremeans 20-200, Amani Bass 6-89, Jason Cross 8-57, Xavier Willis 1-9, Aaron Fernandes 6-29, Trent Johnson 9-46. Total: 50-436. Marshall: Isiah Fountaine 9-124. Total: 26-206. PASSING—Lumen Christi: Bass 5-6-0-73, Connor Alexander 2-30-28. Marshall: Derek Klingaman 1-8-0-26. RECEIVING—Lumen Christi: Colton Brannick 2-33, Steve Moser 2-30, Blake Smith 2-25, Fernandes 1-13. First downs: Lumen Christi 21, Marshall 8. Fumbles-lost: Lumen Christi 0-0, Marshall 1-0. Penalties: Lumen Christi 8-70, Marshall 6-50. Records: Lumen Christi 4-1, 3-0; Marshall 0-5, 0-3. MICHIGAN CENTER 41, HANOVER-HORTON 0 Hanover-Horton 0 0 0 0 — 0 Michigan Center 20 14 7 0 —41 First Quarter MC—Cory Stewart 13 run (Stewart kick), 9:34. MC—Stewart 2 run (kick failed), 4:18. MC—Derek Dowding 8 run (Stewart kick), :53 Second Quarter MC—Dowding 36 run (Stewart kick), 4:13. MC—Clarence Cornett 5 run (Stewart kick), :51 Third Quarter MC—Jacob Owen 5 blocked punt reutrn (Stewart kick), 11:22. Statistics RUSHING—Hanover-Horton: Matthew Thornberg 4-5, Clark Vinton 8-(minu 25), Michael Archer 7-43, Hunter Johnson 8-22, Jackson Miller 2-22. Total: 29-92. Michigan Center: John Way 1-3, Stewart 9-99, Zach Jones 2-(minus 2), Chris Roe 1-9, Dowding 652, Cornett 8-25, Brandon Fagan 3-26. Total: 30-211. PASSING—Hanover-Horton: Vinton 8-18-114-2. Michigan Center: Dowding 5-7-79-1. RECEIVING—Hanover-Horton: Tyler Hull 1-3, Thornberg 1-13, Archer 3-43, Johnson 1-29, Adam Harris 2-26. Michigan Center: Way 2-33, Stewart 1-6, Jones 124, Derw Dowding 1-16. First downs: Hanover-Horton 8, Michigan Center 14. Penalties: Hanover-Horton 6-55, Michigan Center 6-50. Records: Hanover-Horton 1-4, 1-3 Cascades Conference, Michigan Center 5-0, 4-0.

STOCKBRIDGE 63, ALBION 20 Stockbridge 30 20 0 13 — 63 Albion 6 0 8 6 — 20

CITIZEN PATRIOT • NICK DENTAMARO

Manchester’s Jim Kurasz spins ahead for a first down in the fourth quarter Friday against Addison. JONESVILLE 20, QUINCY 7 Jonesville 0 Quincy 0

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Third Quarter J—Tyler Hicks 2 run (Dominic Mulkey kick), 6:01 J—Mulkey 33 pass from Mitchell Stemen (kick failed), 2:14 Fourth Quarter J—Nick Barnhill 22 run (Mulkey kick), 5:44 Q—Berron 49 pass from Caleb Harmon (Don Oliveria kick), 4:03 Statistics RUSHING—Jonesville: Tyler Hicks 17-93, Nick Barnhill 10-92, Mitchell Stemen 4-15, Rob Moore 12-27, Ray Pope 5-21, Drew Bearden 3-10, Evan Blonde 2(minus-1). Total: 53-257. Quincy: Chris Harmon 9-41. Total: 24-84. PASSING—Jonesville: Stemen 3-3-0-57. Quincy: Harmon 8-14104-1. RECEIVING—Jonesville: Bryce Steward 1-1, Mulkey 2-56. Quincy: Alex Gitton 6-94. First downs: Jonesville 17, Quincy 7. Fumbles-lost: Jonesville 2-1, Quincy 4-2. Penalties: Jonesville 2-10, Quincy 7-40. Records: Jonesville 2-3, 1-3; Quincy 1-4, 1-3. MANCHESTER 22, ADDISON 20 Manchester 0 8 Addison 0 7

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Second Quarter A—Nick McClure 29 interception return (Jacob McCombie kick), 2:25. M—Nate Bossory 1 run (Bossory pass to Josh Blades), 0:24. Third Quarter M—Nick Cozart 6 run (Bossory pass to Blades), 5:49. A—Robert Simko 46 pass from Travis Wilkerson (McCombie kick), 1:20. Fourth Quarter M—Jim Kurasz 37 pass from Bossory (kick failed), 9:58. A—McClure 1 run (run failed), 6:59. Statistics RUSHING—Manchester: Nick Cozart 9-28, Bennett Ridenour 6-9, Nate Bossory 8-(minus-32), Josh Blades 1-(minus-7), Brandon Casey 5-17, Jim Kurasz 39. Total: 32-24. Addison: Mark Wajda 18-62, Nick McClure 8-31, Travis Wilkerson 4-11, Brandon Goethals 2-4. Total: 32-108. PA S S I N G — M a n c h e s t e r : Bossory 14-25-247-1. Addison: Wilkerson 11-17-116-2. RECEIVING—Manchester: Devin Jose 3-50, Casey 5-70, Blades 4-62, Cozart 1-20, Kurasz 2-54. Addison: Scott Williams 745, Robert Simko 4-71. First downs: Manchester 12, Addison 13. Fumbles-lost: Manchester 4-1, Addison 2-0. Penalties: Manchester 7-75, Addison 7-42. Records: Manchester 4-1, 3-1, Addison 3-2, 3-1. COLUMBIA CENTRAL 26, WESTERN 16 Western 8 0 Col. Central 6 14

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First Quarter CC—Nick Issa 4 run (attempt failed), 7:24 W—Austin Maynard 90 kickoff return (Eric Birch run), 7:06 Second Quarter CC—Travis Turner 4 run (Turner run), 5:36 CC—Zac Boone 5 pass from Issa, 0:03 Third Quarter CC—Alex Wesche 38 pass from Issa, 0:16 Fourth Quarter W—Maynard 54 run (Alex Hicks pass from Wesley Taylor), 4:44 Statistics RUSHING—Western: Maynard 12-111, Anthony Vanover 3-9, Kyler Holland 3-(minus-9), Birch 11-(minus-28). Total: 29-83. Columbia Central: Issa 15-136, David Scouten 21-115, Turner 10-48, Wesche 4-18, Mason McBean 410, Nick Gregg 2-3. Total: 56-330. PASSING—Western: Birch 510-66-1. Columbia Central: Issa 7-12-107-2. RECEIVING—Western: Maynard 2-25, Vanover 2-20, Holland 1-21. Columbia Central: Wesche 3-77, Turner 2-11, Chad Sherman 1-14, Boone 1-5. First downs: Western 7, Columbia Central 24. Fumbles-lost: Western 0-0, Columbia Central 2-2. Penalties: Western 3-15, Columbia Central 3-5. Records: Columbia Central 2-3, 2-1, Western 2-3, 1-2. SPRINGPORT 37, READING 28 Springport 6 2 Reading 8 7

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First Quarter S—Nic Aday 1 run (kick failed), 3:53 R—Taylor Smith 31 pass from Connor Aemisegger (Aemisegger pass from Matt Van Nuys), 0:38 Second Quarter S—Erric Garner safety, 9:06 R—Smith 19 pass from Aemisegger (Chad Berger kick) Third Quarter R—Josh Jenkins 41 run (Berger kick), 5:29 S—Nick Lammers 5 run (Garner run), 3:52

Fourth Quarter R—Thomas Strine 15 run (run failed), 9:43 S—Mike Neil 24 pass from Aday (kick failed), 7:03 S—Keith Nebelung 6 pass from Aday (Aday kick), 3:08 S—Aday 12 run (Garner pass from Aday), 2:04 Statistics RUSHING—Springport: Aday 25-187, Garner 10-78, Nebelung 2-7, Lammers 4-(-1). Total: 41271. Reading: Jenkins 15-92. Total: 51-215. PASSING—Springport: Aday 14-28-171-2. Reading: Aemisegger 6-10-122-1. RECEIVING—Springport: Neil 7-117, Nebeling 4-22, Garner 27, Collin Hawes 1-10. Reading: Smith 2-50. First downs: Springport 14, Reading 16. Fumbles-lost: Springport 1-1, Reading 3-2. Penalties: Springport 11-80, Reading 6-50. Records: Springport 5-0, Reading 4-1. CHELSEA 21, YPSILANTI LINCOLN 7 Chelsea Lincoln

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Second Quarter C—Tyler Frank 29 run (Charlie Hess kick), 11:36 Third Quarter C—Kyle Rodriguez 15 pass from Brian Paulsen (Hess kick), 3:25 Fourth Quarter C—Berkley Edwards 5 run (Hess kick), 9:16 YL—George Miller 74 run (Nate Simonds kick), 8:58 Statistics RUSHING—Chelsea: Tyler Frank 8-50, Berkley Edwards 10-43, Joey Newland 13-42, Chris Ballow 7-32, Nate Udell 3-20, Matt Gillespie 4-12, Cody Ellyson 3-11, Brian Paulsen 2-9, James Rebudella 2-9. Total: 52-228. Ypsilanti Lincoln: George Miller 4-112. Total: 24-156. PASSING—Chelsea: Paulsen 37-62-0, Frank 4-13-41-1. Ypsilanti Lincoln: T.J. O’Bryan 10-23-144-3. RECEIVING—Chelsea: Kyle Rodriguez 2-32, Ballow 2-20, Udell 2-12, Mason Borders 1-39. Ypsilanti Lincoln: Kendall Thompson 6-95. First downs: Chelsea 26, Ypsilanti Lincoln 12. Fumbles-lost: Chelsea 2-1, Ypsilanti Lincoln 42. Penalties: Chelsea 10-76, Ypsilanti Lincoln 7-96. Records: Chelsea 4-1, 3-1; Ypsilanti Lincoln 0-5, 0-4. GRASS LAKE 28, NAPOLEON 7 Grass Lake 6 Napoleon 0

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First Quarter GL—Mason Finch 6 run (run failed), 6:11. Second Quarter GL—Zach Wallace 1 run (kick good), 7:03. Third Quarter GL—Team safely, 3:00. GL—Wallace 8 run (kick good), 2:03. Fourth Quarter GL—Wallace 2 run (run failed), 3:00. N—Tyler Piotrowski 18 pass from Hayden Witte (Jameson Vinson kick), 1:31 Statistics RUSHING—Grass Lake: Steven Tyler 11-37, Frank Vuocolo 13106, Kevin Fisher 12-52, Finch 9-12, Jordan Pritz 3-(minus 1), Wallace 12-46, Jacob Etue 1-26. Total: 61-278. Napoleon: Lelund Weatherspoon 6-12, Jake Graham 2-(minus 3), Nick Lowe 4-10, Trent Stapley 2-38, Witte 2-0. Total: 16-57. PASSING—Grass Lake: Finch 6-14-79-0. Napoleon: Witte 6-1522-1. RECEIVING—Grass Lake: Dylan Adams 3-33, Vuocolo 2-42, Chris Woolery 1-4. Napoleon: Weatherspoon 1-8, Piotrowski 3-17, Vinson 2-(minus 3). First downs: Grass Lake 17, Napoleon 2. Fumbles-lost: Grass Lake 1-0, Napoleon 1-1. Penalties: Grass Lake 7-70, Napoleon 4-40. Records: Grass Lake 3-2, 2-2 Cascades Conference; Napoleon 2-3, 2-2. VANDERCOOK LAKE 30, EAST JACKSON 19 Vandercook Lk 7 13 0 10 — 30 East Jackson 0 7 6 6 — 19 First Quarter VL—Austin Osgood 3 run (Osgood kick), 2:02. Second Quarter EJ—Nick Neuland 17 run (Jacob Alexander kick), 11:09. VL—Osgood 97 fumble return (kick failed), 2:04. VL—Javon Flowers 23 pass (kick failed), :13. Third Quarter EJ—Neuland 1 run (kick blocked), 7:21. Fourth Quarter VL—Osgood 28 field goal, 10:57. EJ—James Snyder 14 pass (run failed), 3:08. VL—Mascho 50 run (Osgood kick), 2:58. Statistics First downs: Vandercook Lake 9, East Jackson 20. Fumbles-lost: Vandercook Lake 0-0, East Jack-

First Quarter S—Safety, 11:47 S—Jeff O’Brien 41 run (Marcus Prigge kick), 11:20 S—Matt Klann 4 run (Prigge kick), 8:11 A—James Gamble 10 pass from Tyler Woods (run failed), 3:50 S—Mitch Clark 9 pass from O’Brien (O’Brien run), 2:01 S—Klann 12 run (kick failed), 0:00 Second Quarter S—Devin Allen 7 pass from O’Brien (Prigge kick), 8:12 S—Klann 10 run (kick failed), 2:54 S—Dominic Busen 4 pass from O’Brien (Prigge kick), 0:52 Third Quarter A—Gamble 14 pass from Woods (Nolan Mitchell run), 2:28 Fourth Quarter S—Klann 6 run (kick failed), 11:21 S—Dylan Baisden 40 interception return (Prigge kick), 8:20 A—Anthony Watkins 6 pass from Woods (pass failed), 3:49 Statistics RUSHING—Stockbridge: O’Brien 5-65, Klann 12-123, Busen 1-14, Nick Balkus 1-14. Total: 19-216. Albion: Watkins 12-67, Jerome Washington 6-24, Mitchell 3-15, Woods 9-(minus-14). Total: 30-92. PASSING—Stockbridge: O’Brien 13-22-140-0. Albion: Woods 11-23134-0, Daniel Richards 1-2-10-1. RECEIVING—Stockbridge: Allen 2-15, Jacob Pace 2-9, Jeff Katz 3-60, Busen 4-51, Clark 19, Robert Fonseca 1-(minus-2). Albion: Watkins 3-21, Gamble 335, Sam Cook 2-22, Washington 1-19, Kyle Harris 2-37, Mitchell 1-(minus-2). First downs: Stockbridge 13, Albion 9. Fumbles-lost: Stockbridge 0-0, Albion 1-1. Penalties: Stockbridge 7-50, Albion 10-75. Records: Stockbridge 4-1, 2-1, Albion 0-5, 0-3. HOMER 38, CONCORD 28 Concord 7 Homer 6

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First Quarter H—Ricky Richardson 30 pass from Lincoln Hackworth (kick failed), 8:17 C—Christian Anderson 1 run (Zach Brigham kick), 3:57 Second Quarter C—Brigham 5 pass from Anderson (kick failed), 9:04 H—Cody Robinson 27 pass from Hackworth (kick failed), 4:20 H—Robinson 26 pass from Hackworth (Richardson run), 0:22 Third Quarter H—Brooks Bowser 11 pass from Hackworth (conversion failed), 7:06 H—Justin Rea 19 pass from Hackworth (conversion failed), 2:09 Fourth Quarter C—Brigham 82 punt return (Anderson run), 9:32 H—Rea 16 run (conversion failed), 8:12 C—David Rett 15 pass from Derrick Brown (Brigham kick), 4:21 Statistics RUSHING—Concord: Christian Anderson 8-57, Devin Matteson 9-36, Louis Fraser 11-26, Drew Philson 4-10. Total: 34-131. Homer: Justin Rea 27-196, Lincoln Hackworth 3-20, Brooks Bowser 3-12, Ricky Richardson 2-1. Total: 34-230. PASSING—Concord: Anderson 6-14-62-1, Derrick Brown 6-989-1. Homer: Hackworth 17-260-269. RECEIVING—Concord: Zach Brigham 8-121, David Rett 3-30. Homer: Richardson 4-90, Cody Robinson 4-74, Rea 3-39, Bowser 3-28, Collin Miller 2-25, Kurtis Butler 1-13. First downs: Concord 17, Homer 23. Fumbles-lost: Concord 1-0, Homer 0-0. Penalties: Concord 8-73, Homer 7-47. Records: Concord 2-3, 1-3; Homer 3-2, 2-2.

a 33-yard pass in the third quarter was all that stood between Jackson and its first shutout since blanking Lansing Everett in 1997. Jackson blocked the extra-point attempt and took a 7-6 lead into the fourth quarter, when quarterback Tyler Oliver scored twice to finish long drives. Oliver’s 18-yard run and Mario Harrell’s second extra point made it 14-6 with 9 minutes, 9 seconds remaining, and Oliver clinched the victory with a 14-yard scoring run with 1:01 to play in the game.

Manchester is now 4-1, 3-1 in Cascades Continued from A9

stonewalled a two-point conversion run by Addison running back Mark Wajda with 6:59 to play in the game to account for the final margin of victory. Manchester improved to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the Cascades Conference. Addison fell to 3-2 and 3-1. The teams are one game behind unbeaten Michigan Center, which has already knocked off Manchester. Addison and Michigan Center are on a collision course for the final game of the league season, Oct. 15 at Michigan Center. “Addison will have to do some work against Michigan Center,” Gall said. “Michigan Center is a good team. That’s going to be a whale of a game there. I wish I had time to watch it, but I’ll be busy.” Manchester will be hosting East Jackson that night. Addison coach Mark Beougher wasn’t quite as ready to predict how the rest of the season will play out. “We still hold our destiny,” Beougher said. “We can still win the Cascades if we win out. It’s going to be a hard battle. We’re going to find out what we’re made of.” Bossory, who was 14-for-25 passing for 247 yards, hit Jim Kurasz for a 37-yard touchdown with 9:58 to play that gave Manchester a 22-14 lead.

Addison came back and marched 71 yards eight plays with Nick McClure going over from the 1-yard line to bring the Panthers within two points. Wajda, who had a big 18-yard run in the drive that brought the ball to the 8, was then stopped just short of the goal line on the conversion. Addison got the ball back on its own 21 following a punt with 4:22 left in the game, but a final drive stalled at midfield when Manchester’s Nick Cozart knocked down a pass attempt on fourth down to give the Flying Dutchmen the ball and the victory. “I told the players I want them to remember what this feels like,” Beougher said. “You can’t make mistakes against good teams, and we made a lot of them.” Addison scored first on a 29yard interception with 2:25 left in the second quarter. Manchester came back to take an 8-7 lead at the half on a 1-yard run by Bossory that capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive. The big play of the drive was a 43-yard middle screen from Bossory to Brandon Casey that took the ball to the 7. Manchester’s next score was a 6-yard run by Cozart. It came on the first play following a muffed punt return that was recovered by Manchester’s Ryan Abrigo. Addison’s other score came on a 46-yard pass from Travis Wilkerson to Robert Simko.

HILLSDALE 60, LESLIE 52 Hillsdale 22 24 Leslie 24 14

0 14 — 60 0 14 — 52

First Quarter H—Dustin Moyer 70 kickoff return (Dan Vear kick), 11:48 L—Kyle Bryson 8 pass from Brendon Smith (Brandon Kibbey pass from Smith), 10:10 H—Dustin Lewis 60 run (Vear kick), 8:56 L—Chrishawn Smith 29 run (Bryson pass from B. Smith), 5:40 H—Moyer 58 run (Vear run), 5:24 L—Bryson 46 pass from B. Smith (Bryson pass from Smith), 0:54 Second Quarter H—Moyer 6 run (Moyer run), 11:28 L—B. Smith 3 run (C. Smith run), 9:05 H—Moyer 53 run (Vear run), 8:50 L—B. Smith 3 run (pass failed), 3:58 H—Vear 9 run (Vear run), 3:15 Fourth Quarter H—Vear 1 run (Vear kick), 11:58 H—Kyle Minion 36 pass from Vear (Vear kick), 8:43 L—Bryson 6 pass from Smith (Arras run), 5:15 L—Bryson 9 pass from Smith (pass failed), :15 Statistics RUSHING—Hillsdale: Moyer 15218, Lewis 11-140, Vear 7-38, Minion 1-15, Shawn Miller 2-10. Total: 38-415. Leslie: C. Smith 12-82, B. Smith 19-57, Brandon Kibbey 1-6, A. Arras 1-(-2). Total: 33-143. PASSING—Hillsdale: Vear 4-561-0. Leslie: Smith 30-56-401-1, Kibbey 1-1-14-0. RECEIVING—Hillsdale: Minion 3-53, Edwards 1-8. Leslie: Bryson 13-180, Jeremy Kunze 9-142, Kibbey 6-52, Chanler Cramer 1-25, Andrew Arras 1-16, C. Smith 1(minus 1). First downs: Hillsdale 19, Leslie 30. Fumbles-lost: Hillsdale 3-2, Leslie 1-0. Penalties: Hillsdale 985, Leslie 7-55. Records: Hillsdale 3-2, 3-0 Southern Michigan Activities Association; Leslie 3-2, 1-2.

CITIZEN PATRIOT • NICK DENTAMARO

Manchester’s Jose Devin, right, reaches for the ball as Addison’s Ty Defay attempts to block during the second quarter of Friday’s game.

Homer ‘came out hungry,’ coach says Continued from A9

Concord coach Joe Williamson said his 15-member team came into the game banged up and uninspired. “Homer came out hungry, and I think my guys came out flat,” Williamson said. “I was disappointed. I didn’t see the same fight from our

guys that I saw last week against Union City.” One highlight for Concord was an 82-yard punt return by Brigham for a touchdown. Brigham also caught eight passes for 121 yards. Quarterback Christian Anderson ran for 57 yards and a touchdown for Concord and threw for 62 yards and one


SPORTS

JACKSON CITIZEN PATRIOT

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

BIG EIGHT FOOTBALL

Springport improves to 5-0 Citizen Patriot staff report

Springport High School football coach Matt Schwartzkopf called Nic Aday’s numSpringport 37 ber Friday night Reading 28 against Reading. Aday responded by running for two touchdowns and passing for two more to help Springport to a 37-28 victory in a battle of unbeatens that snapped Reading’s 21-game Big Eight winning streak. Reading was also ranked No. 6 in the latest Division 7 poll. Aday finished with 171 yards

Spartans halt No. 6 Reading’s conference winning streak through the air and 187 yards on the ground. He also helped account for all three Springport touchdowns in the fourth quarter, when the Spartans erased a 28-15 deficit midway through the quarter. “When Nic’s number got called, he stepped up big time,” said Schwartzkopf, whose team is off to a 5-0 start for the first time since 1973. “He played one of his best games of the season. “I think it was his best considering how big the game was.”

Springport (5-0, 4-0) struck first on a 1-yard run from Aday but failed to convert the extra point. Reading (4-1, 3-1) then took the lead with 38 seconds left in the first quarter on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Connor Aemisegger to Taylor Smith. In the second quarter, Springport’s Erric Garner tackled Reading’s punt returner in the end zone for a safety, tying the game at 8-8. The Rangers responded as Aemisegger connected with Smith again to go ahead 15-8 at halftime.

Trailing by 13 in the fourth quarter, Mike Neil and Keith Nebelung both caught touchdown passes from Aday to put Springport ahead 29-28 with 3:08 left in the game. Aday put the finishing touches on the victory with a 12-yard touchdown run just more than a minute later. “We saw a few things on offense and made a couple of adjustments,” Schwartzkopf said of the fourthquarter outburst. “We stuck with the plays that were working and moved the football.”

CASCADES FOOTBALL Michigan Center 41, Hanover-Horton 0 Korey Stewart scored a pair of touchdowns in the opening eight minutes as Michigan Center cruised to an easy victory in the Cascades Conference and remained undefeated. Stewart scored from 13 and 2 yards out and finished with 99 yards on nine carries. Quarterback Derek Dowding ran for two more first-half touchdowns, and Clarence Cornett reached the end zone to give the Cardinals a 34-0 halftime lead. Jacob Owen blocked a punt deep in the Comets’ zone and ran it in for the final score of the game in the second half. “Our special teams stood out,” Michigan Center coach Greg Pscodna said. “We blocked a punt for a touchdown and had some key returns that put us in good position early on.” Hanover-Horton (1-4, 1-3) had the ball in the red zone a couple times, including off an interception that set the Comets up at the Michigan Center 10-yard line. But Hanover-Horton was stopped on a pair of goal-line stands.

Austin Osgood ran for a touchdown, returned a fumble for another and kicked a field goal for Vandercook Lake in a Cascades Conference win. Osgood’s two first-half touchdowns and Javon Flowers’ scoring reception took the Jayhawks into halftime with a 20-7 lead. Travis Mascho added a late score on a 50-yard run as Vandercook Lake earned its first victory. Nick Neuland ran for a pair of touchdowns and James Snyder caught a pass for another score as East Jackson remained winless with a homecoming loss.

Grass Lake 28, Napoleon 7

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Columbia Central 26, Western 16 Columbia Central’s Nick Issa rushed for 136 yards and passed for 107 as the Golden Eagles rolled up 437 yards of total offense in winning their second straight game since opening the season with three losses. Issa scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter and connected with Zach Boone on a 5-yard pass with three seconds left in the first half to put Columbia Central ahead 20-8 at halftime. Issa found Alex Wesche for a 38-yard scoring play late in the third quarter. David Scouten shared the rushing load with Issa by gaining 115 yards on 21 carries as Columbia Central (2-3, 2-1 SMAA) finished with 330 yards rushing. “That was our game-plan going in, and we got it done (Friday night),” Columbia Central coach Nate Moore said of establishing the running game. Western’s Austin Maynard accounted for both his team’s touchdowns, the first on a 90-yard kickoff return after Issa’s first score and the second on a 54-yard run late in the fourth quarter. Maynard finished with 111 yards rushing. The Panthers (2-3, 1-2) forced four Columbia Central turnovers but could not mount much of an offensive attack.

Jonesville 20, Quincy 7 Tyler Hicks and Nick Barnhill combined for a total of 185 yards rushing and two touchdowns as Jonesville stopped a three-game losing streak with a win over Quincy. Hicks’ 2-yard touchdown with 6:01 left in the third quarter broke up a scoreless game. The Comets added a 33-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell Stemen to Dominic Mulkey later in the third and a 22-yard run from Barnhill in the fourth. “At halftime, we made adjustments, and the kids responded,” Jonesville coach Joshua Lindeman said. “We put long drives together.” Lindeman singled out Mulkey, Josh Blonde and Jeremy Eley as defensive standouts. The Comets (2-3, 1-3) forced three turnovers and did not allow a score until the 4:03 mark of the fourth quarter.

Stockbridge 63, Albion 20 Stockbridge’s quick-strike scoring ability was on display as the Panthers (4-1, 3-0) scored 13 seconds into the game on a safety and added a touchdown 27 seconds after that en route to a 50-6 halftime advantage. Jacob Hamblin sacked the quarterback in the end zone for the safety, and two plays later Jeff O’Brien scored on a 41-yard run. Matt Klann, who rushed for 123 yards, scored the first of his four touchdowns on a 4-yard run for a 16-0 lead less than four minutes into the game. “We had a short field all night,” Stockbridge coach Jeremy Killinger said. James Gamble caught three passes, two of them for scores, and Tyler Woods finished with 134 yards passing for Albion (0-5, 0-3).

Power Poll How teams in the Jackson Citizen Patriot’s Power Poll fared: CLASS A/B 1. Chelsea (4-1) beat Ypsilanti Lincoln 21-7 2. Lumen Christi (4-1) beat Marshall 49-21 3. Stockbridge (4-1) beat Albion 63-20 4. Western (2-3) lost to Columbia Central 26-16 5. Jackson (1-4) beat Lansing Everett 20-6 Class C/D 1. Addison (3-2) lost to Manchester 22-20 2. Michigan Center (5-0) beat Hanover-Horton 41-0 3. Manchester (4-1) beat Addison 22-20 4. Springport (5-0) beat Reading 37-28 5. Grass Lake (3-2) beat Napoleon 28-7 6. Hillsdale (3-2) beat Leslie 60-52 7. Leslie (3-2) lost to Hillsdale 60-52 8. Napoleon (2-3) lost to Grass Lake 28-7 9. Jonesville (2-3) beat Quincy 20-7 10. Concord (2-3) lost to Homer 38-28

The Stars

Vandercook Lake 30, East Jackson 19

Zach Wallace ran for 46 yards and scored three touchdowns for Grass Lake in a one-sided affair. Mason Finch ran for another score and threw for 79 yards as the Warriors (3-2, 2-2 Cascades Conference) compiled 397 total yards. Frank Vuocolo led Grass Lake with 106 yards on 13 carries and pulled in two passes for 42 yards. Grass Lake also recorded a safety on an intentionalgrounding call in the end zone. “They stung us pretty good,” Napoleon coach Don Baxter said. Tyler Piotrowski caught a late pass for Napoleon’s lone tally. The Pirates (2-3, 2-2) managed 79 total yards in the first game of a difficult stretch that will see them play Michigan Center and Addison the next two weeks.

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CITIZEN PATRIOT • SCOTT STONER

Dustin Lewis of Hillsdale breaks away from Leslie’s Gregg Davis on Friday night.

Hillsdale outguns Leslie in SMAA Continued from A9

touchdowns in the first half on runs of 58, 53 and 6 yards. Dan Vear and Dustin Lewis also added touchdowns in the first half for the Hornets. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks racked up five touchdowns of their own. Brendon Smith rushed for two touchdowns, Kyle Bryson caught two touchdown passes, and Chrishawn Smith also found the end zone for Leslie. The teams combined for 84 points in the first half, with Hillsdale taking a 46-38 lead to the locker room. Hillsdale provided the first defensive stop with 11 seconds left in the half, stopping the Blackhawks on fourth down just 7 yards from the end zone. Neither team scored in the third quarter, but they com-

bined for another 28 points in the fourth to provide a dramatic ending. Dan Vear scored on a 1-yard run just two seconds into the fourth quarter. Leslie turned the ball over on downs before Vear struck again with just under nine minutes left with a 36-yard pass to Kyle Minion. With a 60-38 lead, Hillsdale appeared to be in control, but Leslie answered on its next possession with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Brendon Smith to Bryson to cut the lead to 60-46. Leslie recovered a Hillsdale fumble on the ensuing possession and charged down the field, capitalizing on another Bryson touchdown catch with 15 seconds remaining to cut the lead to eight. Leslie recovered its onside kick attempt with 10 seconds left, but its late charge ended

as Brendon Smith was sacked while attempting to throw a Hail Mary as time expired. Moyer ran the ball 15 times for 218 yards and three touchdowns, and Dustin Lewis racked up 140 yards on 11 carries for Hillsdale. Vear ran for two touchdowns, stepping into the quarterback position for the Hornets (3-2, 3-0). “(Moyer) ran the ball extremely hard, and Dan Vear — what a great job he did as a leader,” Lemerand said. Brendon Smith finished 30-for-56 for 401 yards and four touchdowns to lead Leslie (3-2, 2-1). Bryson caught 13 passes for 180 yards and four touchdowns, and Jeremy Kunze caught nine passes for 142 yards. “We played right down to the end,” Leslie coach Scott Farley said.

Nick Issa, Columbia Central, threw for 107 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 136 yards and a score in a 26-16 victory over Western. Tyler Oliver, Jackson, scored two touchdowns — the second and third touchdowns by the Vikings first-team offense this year — in the fourth quarter of a 20-6 win over Lansing Everett. Dustin Moyer, Hillsdale, rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns in the Hornets’ wild 60-52 win over Leslie. Moyer also ran the opening kickoff for a 70-yard touchdown. Brendon Smith, Leslie, completed 30 of 56 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns in a 60-52 loss to Hillsdale. Smith also ran for two touchdons. Michael Cremeans, Lumen Christi, rushed for 200 yards for the second time in three weeks in the Titans’ 49-21 win over Marshall. Lincoln Hackworth, Homer, was 17-for-26 passing for 269 yards and five touchdowns. He did not throw an interception in Homer’s 38-28 win over Concord.

The Stats PASSING Brendon Smith, Leslie 401 Lincoln Hackworth, Homer 269 Nate Bossory, Manchester 247 Nic Aday, Springport 171 Jeff O’Brien, Stockbridge 140 Tyler Woods, Albion 134 Clark Vinton, Hanover-Horton 114 Nick Issa, Columbia Central 107 RUSHING Dustin Moyer, Hillsdale 218 Michael Cremeans, L. Christi 200 Justin Rea, Homer 196 Nic Aday, Springport 187 149 Mario Harrell, Jackson Dustin Lewis, Hillsdale 140 Nick Issa, Columbia Central 136 Matt Klann, Stockbridge 123 David Scouten, Col. Central 115 Austin Maynard, Western 111 Frank Vuocolo, Grass Lake 106 RECEIVING Kyle Bryson, Leslie 180 Jeremy Kunze, Leslie 142 Zach Brigham, Concord 121 Mike Neil, Springport 117 Ricky Richardson, Homer 90 Alex Wesche, Col. Central 77 Cody Robinson, Homer 74 Robert Simko, Addison 71 Brandon Casey, Manchester 70

The Numbers

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Lumen Christi 49, Marshall 21

Hoyle scored on a fumble recovery he ran in from 29 yards out, two running plays Lumen Christi led 35-7 at halftime in a of 25 and 18 yards and a 73-yard reception Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference from Willie Dillard in about a seven-minute game between the defending Division 4 and span in the second quarter to put Sexton up 31-0 at halftime. Division 5 state champions. Lumen Christi beat Marshall for the sevNorthwest had three turnovers, two of enth straight time and sent the Redhawks to which resulted in Sexton touchdowns. A 20their first 0-5 start since 1974. yard interception return in the third quarter The Titans have won four in a row since a capped the scoring. season-opening loss. Grant Wedgwood rushed for 89 yards and “We’ve put together three pretty good caught Patrick Peters’ lone completion for halves in a row,” Lumen Christi coach Herb 34 yards. Brogan said. “We played solid. We didn’t make Of Northwest’s 153 yards of total offense, too many mistakes, and we blocked well.” Wedgwood accounted for 123. He also led Michael Cremeans rushed for 200 yards, the team in tackles with eight. and sophomore quarterback Amani Bass went 5-for-6 for 73 yards and rushed for an- Chelsea 21, Ypsilanti Lincoln 7 other 89 yards. After Cremeans opened the scoring, MarChelsea, bouncing back from a triple-overshall’s Justin Ware returned the kickoff 98 time loss to Adrian last week, has not lost yards for a touchdown. On Lumen Christi’s back-to-back regular-season games since first play after a touchback, Cremeans raced dropping its first two in 2003. 80 yards for a score. Winless Lincoln gave the Bulldogs a battle, Bass then put the Titans in control with though, with Chelsea leading just 14-0 going touchdown runs of 10 and 75 yards and an into the fourth quarter. 18-yard touchdown pass to Colton Brannick Tyler Frank’s 29-yard touchdown run gave before halftime. Chelsea a 7-0 halftime lead. Kyle Rodriguez caught a 15-yard scoring pass from Brian in the third quarter, and Berkley EdLansing Sexton 45, Northwest 0 Paulsen wards made it 21-0 with a five-yard touchLansing Sexton’s Dominic Hoyle scored down run early in the fourth. four touchdowns in a variety of ways — all Lincoln scored on its first play after that in the second quarter — to hand Northwest on a 74-yard run. Lincoln’s last two drives its fifth straight loss to open the season. ended with an interception and a fumble.

Touchdowns Lansing 4 Sexton’s Dominic Hoyle scored in the second

quarter of a 45-0 victory over Northwest. Touchdowns scored in the first half of Hillsdale’s 60-52 win over Leslie. Total yards for Springport quarterback Nic Aday in the Spartans’ win over Reading.

11

358

The Quotes “When Nic’s number got called, he stepped up big time.” — Springport coach Matt Schwartzkopf on quarterback Nic Aday’s 358 yards in total offense. “We’re going to have to go home and put some ice on some things.” — Manchester coach Wes Gall on the physical play in his team’s 22-20 win at Addison. “Their quarterback played his heart out.” — Marc Lemerand, Hillsdale coach, on the play of Leslie quarterback Brendon Smith, who passed for 401 yards.


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