on CFL ballot
for 11th time
Former Kansas University linebacker Willie Pless has been nominated for the Canadian Football League West defensive player of the year award for the 11th time.
Pless, 35, ranked No. 2 in the league in total tackles with 98. Hamilton linebacker Calvin Tiggle led the league with 100 stops.
Pless played for Saskatchewan this season after spending eight years with Edmonton. He was named defensive player of the year five times while with the Eskimos.
Saskatchewan finished last in the CFL West with a 3-15 record.
This was Pless' 14th year in the CFL. He became the league's all-time tackles leader in 1992 and has been adding to that record ever since.
City runner 613th
in NYC Marathon
Steve Riley of Lawrence finished 613th overall in the New York City Marathon with a clocking of 2:59:15. Riley, 45, is a physical education teacher in the Perry-Lecompton school district.
The only other Lawrence runner entered in Sunday's race was Debra McClure. She was clocked in 5:10:03.
Alexander earns kudos
Ottawa -- Ottawa University quarterback Jay Alexander has been named KCAC offensive player of the week after passing for 311 yards and six touchdowns in Saturday's 52-14 win over McPherson College. Alexander, who played at Kansas University last season, completed 22 of 31 passes with no interceptions.
Logan sweeps West
West's ninth grade girls basketball team lost two games to Logan on Monday. The A team (1-3) fell 40-30, and the B team (0-4) was clipped 22-16. West plays host to South today.
South's ninth grade girls basketball team defeated Olathe Indian Trail, 42-9, on Monday. Jessica Fishburn scored 18 points with 13 rebounds for South (3-3). South's B team won 53-15 over Indiana Trail. Frenza Jackson scored 13 points and Amber Hinton 10. South will travel to West for a 3:50 p.m. game today.
In eighth grade, South defeated Shawnee Heights, 27-26. Josie Polk had 14 points. South lost the B game, 24-16. Jennifer Narcomey scored 12 points South will meet West at 3:50 p.m. today at South's gym.
Due to incorrect information supplied to the Journal-World, South Junior High wrestler Brett Houck was misidentified in results that appeared in Sunday's Journal-World.