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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                May Sports c Kokomo Ind Tribune C1 Go for Gin leads the pack across the finish line to win the 120th running of the Kentucky Derby AP photos 91 s AP It was the kind of frontrunning perfor mance that was expected from Holy Only it came from Go For Go For winless in his three previous dominated the 120th Kentucky Derby on Satur day the way many people thought Holy Bull or per haps Brocco The bay a 91 betting choice ridden by Chris was second going into the clubhouse turn ancT first coming out of He stayed there to win the Derby on a damp day 9ver a Downs by two lengths over Strodes wins Related column An unlikely Derby led most of fades and We five of his severi strug gled home 12th1 in a field of 44 3 off at became the 15th consecutive beat en Derby The last betting choice to win was Spectacular Bid in the second betting finished fourth after being third at the top of the A month ago the 46yearold trainer Nick who won the Derby in 1991 with the had predicted that Go For Gin would win the During Derby however he would not go quite that I dont know if hes up to the status of Holy Bull and but hes Go Gin stomped the status of Holy Bull into the Ill be at the Preakness with shouted Zito during his second trip in years to the most famous winners circle in Zito spoke with President the first president ever to call a Kentucky Derby Zito toldClinton he pres idents late Virginia smiling down on An avid racing she was at the Derby in 1993 before she died of I understand the polls are fping Youre a good ito told the Arid Zitos horse was just too good on this Derby Go For Gin was second behind Ulises going into the first turn and ahead of that member of the mutual field coming out of McCarron took Go For Gin to the rail for the run to the At the top of the it quickly became obvious who the Derby winner would jedal at IcCar really happy when I looked back under my legs and didnt see anyone who won the 1987 Derby on guided the winner home in 35 on the first sloppy track for a Derby since Citation won in It was the third off track at the Derby in the last three A crowd of cheered Go For Gin to the especially those who wagered on him and collected and for a Strodes ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye and by 81 yearold already the oldest winning trainer in Derby returned and Blumin ridden by Jerry finished lengths behind StrodesCreek and three quarters of a length ahead of Broc paying tp Completing order bf finish were Soul of the Tabasco Southern Powis Smilin Singirt Meadow Valiant Nature and Each starter carried 126 Kandaly was scratched because of a track made hard Winning jockey Chris McCarron is congratulated by Go for Gin trainer Nick Zito rain on Friday and earlier Satur day v Holy Bulls performance had to be a disappointment to 74year old ownertrainer Jimmy who on Wednesday was named to the National Racing Hall of Holy Bull was bequeathed to Croll by Rachel a long time Croll client and partner who died theday the gray colt won in his Go For Gin earned from a purse of boosting his career earnings to on a record of five wins and three seconds in 10 starts Thats a lot of money but in the world of Ameri can horse a Derby winner is like a Van Gogh Blue Devils reign on links KHS baseballfinishes week40 A little rain and a little wind didnt stop Tipton High Schools team at the Howard Tipton County Golf Invita tipnal here at Tipton Munici pal Golf Course The Blue Devils came out on top while Western shot 162 and Northwestern Eastern was next with 187 and TriCentral finished at The Panthers Ryan Traur ing was medalist with while Tiptons Don Matt Quigley and Zack Miller tied for secondlow score with Under the I was very pleased with how we Tipton coach Ken Day It was windy and so it was a tough But the kids were very positive about how they coming off a tough loss to Kokomo bounced back in the unfriend ly Besides Bryan Burns came in at 41 while Bryan Teed and Chad Laughner each shot Paul Schneider led the Tigers with a 41 and team mate Doug MacKay shot Jeff Middlesworth topped Eastern at 44 and Matt Jack son shot 47 for the Baseball Kokomo plated six runs in the top of the sixth inning to beat Muncie Central 82 in North Central Conference It was the Wildkats fourth straight victory and the fourth this The Kats Jeremy Carpenter sparked the sixrun sixth with a tworun triple while Cprby Smith and Shain Wells each had RBI Michael Wernke had two singles for Prep roundup Troy Stiner was the pitching innings and strik ing out 10 Both Muncie runs were Taylor fell 83 to West despite eight errors by the Red Chris OBryan led the going 2for4 with a pair of This was the type of ball game where we were in the but didnt win because of a lack of Taylor coach George Phares We need tp improve our pitching so we dpnt give up so many but I did think our defense was improved as a Track and field Secondranked Kokomo dominated the field at the Tiger Truex Invitational in winning 10 of 15 events to finish first ahead of seventhranked Elkhart Rolando Tyler was the indi vidual winner in the 100and 200meter dashes and was named Outstanding Sprinter of the while teammate Frankie Young established a meet record in the long Bobby Pettigrew was named Outstanding Field Event par This was the first year for the new team relay format at the To have Bobby Pettigrew and Rolando Tyler recog nized was a great Kokomo coach Larry Ruch We felt like all of our athletes really extended them selves and performed This was the first time weve Changes pinned on prep wrestling IHSAA eyes a true team champion Don Wolfe shot 39 to pace Tipton to a victory in the HQwardTipton County Golf Invitational Tribune photo by Anne Farrar been in this type of an event and it was a lot of fun for t Northwestern and West ern each placed individuals at the Oak Hill Relays MadisonGrant was the team winner with 69 points but the Panthers and Tigers were back in the field witn 18 and 14 points Northwesterns Travis Cof fey was second in the pole vault at 110 while Westerns Keller was third in the shot put with a throw of Our field events can do better than that but the run ners are improving each time said Western coach Bill Although some of Satur days prep events were rained a look at the results from the games played maybe found on the Scoreboard on Page By CAMERON WEPRIN Tribune sportswriter In high school sports such as swimming and a few great athletes can carry a team to a state Starting in the 199596 school year that wont be the case in That will be the first season a team state champion based on a dual meet format will be It is one of a few rules changes the Indiana High School Athletic Associa tion will be it will increase interest in the sport of said Bob assistantcommissioner of the We want to bring back the interest in the dual meets and shift the emphasis away from just the great athlete and onto the entire This will make filling out the entire roster more Most of the states top teams schedule few dual meets but rather travel to large tournaments on the That may change because both the athletes and the coaches will need to adjust to the dual meet Coaching for a dual meet is different than coaching for a said Mike who will begin his 25th season as coach of Taylor High Schools team this If you can win seven weight class you can win a dual So coaches will have tp find seven people who can win and put them in the right weight The individual state tournament will not But under the proposed guidelines for one complete team from each sec tional will advance to the regional where two dual meets will determine the region al It isnt known yet if the team and individual champions will be decided on the same The same will hold true at the semistate round until the state champion is decided in a meet which will include eight The finals will take place at ayettobedeterrnined site the week after the individual state There are still a few things to work Gardner But being in one competition doesnt preclude someone Weight changes Here is look1 at the newhigh school weight classes which will go into effect for thle 199495 season 100 106 from being in Someone could be an individual state champion and still be part of a team state Although Ward has a generally favor able view toward the proposal because it will give the state a true team he said he is worried about the team title being dominated by big As long as they keep it as one it will keep a school like us from ever win ning a state Ward You will need a really deep team to A major change for 199495 weight classes which will be spread out more evenly than is the case The number of weight classes will remain at Instead of having five weight classes between 120 and 150 there will only be three and 142 It might make it harder for some coaches to field a complete and competitive Six years ago they the con ducted a survey and round that most high school kids weigh between 120 and 150 Ward They changed the weight classes to reflect Now they are changing it The lowest weight class will drop three pounds to 100 and there alsp will be spme differences at the top Instead of a 189 and a heavyweight there will be classes at and According to the 100 and 215 divisions will be the toughest to fill for the But it might be safer for athletes because it should prevent them from dropping excessive The 185 class will weaken because it used to be that if we had a kid come out of football at 210 he might try to drop to Ward Now he will stay beefed up and wrestle at   

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