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Archive for Thursday, May 7, 1998

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May 7, 1998

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Wilson Smokes Field: Dick Wilson of Lawrence scorched the ages 65-69 division of the Indianapolis Life 500 mini-marathon last weekend. Wilson beat 69 other competitors in his age group with a time of 1:24:42. Second was Paul Heitzman of Eudora who was clocked in 1:30:01. Wilson's time was the second fastest ever run by a 66-year-old American in the half-marathon.

Schmidt Honored: Ottawa University's Tracy Schmidt, a resident of Lawrence, has been named the KCAC co-coach of the Year for softball. The Braves complied a 21-9 record and finished second in the conference.

  • Shumaker Ace: Ken Shumaker used a nine-iron to ace the 102-yard No. 4 hole at the Orchards last Friday. Shumaker's shot was witnessed by Dick Beach.

  • DCABA Ceremonies: Former Royals pitcher Mike Boddicker will be available for autographs during the opening ceremonies of the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the 4-H Fairgounds. DCABA will consist of 39 teams for youths ages 7-12 this summer.

  • Boeck Second in Olathe: Dee Boeck of Lawrence finished second in the women's age 45-49 5K in last Saturday's Olathe Medical Center Run. Boeck's time was 21:26. Dick Lipsey of Lawrence was third in the men's 50-54 10K in a time of 35:55. Thane Riffel of DeSoto won the men's 40-44 10K in a time of 35:55.

  • Lightning Rolls: David Knight and Ross Brennaman had six points apiece as Lawrence Amateur Hockey Association U-14 Lightning clipped Brookside High, 11-5. Jason Aldrich, Eric Holte, Matt Schwabauer, Michael Moritz, Garrett Marshall, Nick Giannakis, Ian Pope and Tyler Young all had one point apiece.

  • Grzenda Honored: Lawrence and Free State High's Pat Grzenda was honored as the boys swimming coach of the year by the National Federation of State High School Associations last Sunday in Kansas City. Grzenda has coached swimming at Lawrence High for the last 19 years. Grzenda's 1997 LHS boys team won the state championship.

  • Gilbert ace: Verlin Gilbert used a pitching wedge on April 29 to record a hole-in-one on the par-3, 119-yard No. 4 hole at the Orchards. Witnesses were Chuck Mead, Bob Peterson and Dave Bohanon.

  • Hoops Heaven Tourney: Former Kansas basketball players Bud Stallworth and Jerod Haase will be among the speakers at the Hoops Heaven youth basketball tournament Friday through Sunday at the Oskaloosa high and middle school gyms. The tourney will feature eight teams in the grades 8-9 division and eight more in grades 10-11. Slam dunk and free throw shooting contests are scheduled on Sunday.

  • Schmidt records ace: Justin Schmidt used a sand wedge Wednesday to ace the par-3, 97-yard No. 8 hole at the Orchards. Alan Chaffee witnessed the shot.

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