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Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2001

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June 28, 2001

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Jayhawk Advances: Kansas University bowler Marc D'Errico will compete in the National Youth Masters Tournament on Aug. 1-4 in Akron, Ohio. D'Errico is a sophomore from Rochester, N.Y. D'Errico advanced at a qualifier on May 26 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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KGA Junior Competitor: Thomas Fulbright of Lawrence shot 90-80--170 in the first two rounds of the KGA Junior golf tournament last week in Garden City. Fulbright, 16, did not advance to the final round.

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Cycling Champs: Nathalie Visser of Lawrence and Ann Woodward of Eudora finished 1-2 respectively in the women's pro 1-2 portion of the USCF District Road Race Cycling championships last week. Lawrence's Madeline Finch won the women's 35-over division.

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Coldsnow Hole-in-One: Tim Coldsnow of Lawrence used a 9-iron last Saturday to ace the 170-yard, par-3, No. 17 hole at Overbrook Golf Club. Witnesses were Gary Hamm, Liz Hamm, Tracy Coldsnow, Pete Quinlan, Pat Blosser, Jeff Graybeal and Steve Branderburgh.

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Shafer JGC Champ: John Shafer shot a 73 and won last Saturday's Jayhawk Golf Club tournament at Alvamar. Ben Overman carded a 74 while Steve Cross and Chris Ichelson shared third with 77s. In net, James Sandage was low with a 68 followed by Steve Crawford at 69 and Larry Bennett, Randy Gebhards and Mike Stein, all with 70s.

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Spray Bike Champ: Larry Spray of Lawrence won the masters men division of the Heartland Mountain Bike Series last weekend in Weston, Mo. Lawrence's Jennifer Tilley was second in expert women.

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Rebels Second: Lawrence Rebels U-11 baseball finished second out of 12 teams at a tournament in Salina last weekend. The Rebels, 32-9, qualified for the Gold Division of the NSA World Series in Lawrence on July 31-Aug. 5.

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Salina Seniors Medalists: Chuck Newman of Lawrence won two gold medals and three silvers in men's ages 65-69 track at the Salina Senior Games earlier this month. In the same age category, David Griffin of Lawrence won four gold medals. Also in swimming, Lawrence's Carol Francis earned two golds and two silvers in the women's 70-74 division. In track, Linda Baranski of Lecompton won the shot, discus and finished second in the javelin in the women's 55-59 division. Dennis Baranski of Lecompton was second in the men's 50-54 javelin.

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Heitzman Sets Record: Paul Heitzman of Eudora won the ages 70-74 division of the 1,500 run at the USAT&F Northwest Regionals last Saturday in Portland, Ore., in 5:25.34. Then on Sunday, Heitzman won the 5,000 in 19:59.27 -- an American record for a 70-year-old. The old record of 20:05.4 was set by Ray Sears of Indiana in 1977.

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Sunflower State Stories: The Journal-World is interested in story ideas for the annual Sunflower State Games. The Games are July 20-22 and July 27-29 in Lawrence. If you have a story idea, call 832-7152 or send an e-mail to srottinghaus@ljworld.com.

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LTC Record-Setters: Shaun James and Robyn Lee of the Lawrence Track Club set meet records in the Kansas AAU track championships on June 15-16 in Hays. James won the sub-midget boys 200-meter dash and Lee the intermediate girls 3,000 racewalk. Other LTC winners were Stanley Redwine, Lindsay Simms and Michael Lee. Scott Penny and Kelley Perme earned silver medals. James won two silver medals while teammates Brian Hovel and Sylvester Birdsong earned one apiece.

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