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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 29, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Ml iMIrm Bl JUNE SPORTS GOT A SPORTS TIP Call in results tollfree within MMiftota to 18777865786 or local ly to 5717443 before 11 You can fax us at Email [email protected] Renegades entertain Ottawa fans BY DAN RALPH Canadian Press OTTAWA Paul McCallum spoiled the Ottawa Renegades party last McCallums 54yard field goal gave the Saskatchewan Roughriders a thrilling 3027 overtime win over the Ottawa tarnishing the expansion franchises CFL The leagues return to Ottawa follow ing a sixyear absence drew a rabid Frank Clair Stadium gathering of 797 short of a sellout that spent much of the contest on its But McCallum was able to treat the historic contest as just another big game before a hostile crowd because the Roughriders have been the team that former CFL stars Mike Pinball Henry Gizmo Williams and Lui Passaglia all played their final home games against in recent In situations like its not like youre playing against 13 said whose 37yard field goal on the final play of regulation forced over Its more like playing against 14 Ottawa had the ball to start overtime but couldnt move setting up a 49 yard field goal from sophomore kicker Demetris Scoufis that sailed Saskatchewan lost 12 yards on its pos giving McCallum a longer boot for the But distance has never been a problem for a 10year CFL veteran who kicked a league record 62yard field goal last The game was not only the first in Renegades franchise history the CFL granted the city an expansion club 2001 but also the leagues first in Ottawa since the Rough Riders folded following the 96 season after an illustri ous 120year The Frank Clair Stadium gathering was the largest crowd at the facility since fans watched the Rough Riders beat Montreal 176 on 30 The which still boasts magnifi cent now holds about fewer fans than it did six years And Ottawa fans certainly got their moneys especially in the fourth quarter when the two teams combined for 27 points and took turns going I think people were certainly enter said Renegades president Brad It sure wouldve been nice to but its a great feeling to finally start the CFL We were very competitive and I think people will come The loss put a damper a pretty good party that actually began hours before the At some fans who paid to sit in the Beaver a twotier began The located in the west end featured a live band that belted out various rock Numerous tailgate parties were in fall swing two hours before the game in the stadiums south parking with many fans tossing around footballs or playing games of touch Roughly 100 former Rough Rider players including Russ Whit Ron Stewart and Tony Gabriel were introduced about 30 minutes before the receiving warm But the stadium erupted into deafen ing applause when the Renegades start ing offence was The specta on their feet throughout the intro didnt seem to notice or mind that the public address announcer got most of the Ottawa play ers names The introductions were followed immediately by members of the south side stands chanting the North Side something both sides continued throughout the I was in no rush to finish the said Ottawa quarterback Dan who passed for 172 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another Im certainly happy the season is under way and its just great that we put a com petitive team on the Ottawa gained a point for the over time but that was little consolation to general manager Eric We didnt come out just to show he From a competitive stand point this team is going to be accounted Jones leads Blue attack Bombers blow out Argonauts CANADIAN PRESS Blue Bombers running back Charles Roberts Is gangtackled by the Argos last night at Winnipeg WINNIPEG Khari Jones threw five touchdown passes to lead the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 3915 vic tory over the Toronto Argonauts last night in the opening game of the CFL season for both Jones tossed a pair of touchdowns each to slotbacks Milt Stegall and Arland Bruce IH and added one to wide receiver Antonio Brown as Winnipeg began its quest to avenge last seasons 2719 loss to the Calgary Stampeders in the Grey Cup Jones completed 19 of 29 passes for 320 yards and two but it took a while for the fans in the stands at Canad Inns Stadium to see him get it The Bombers struggled com mitting three turnovers in the first half en route to falling behind 143 in the sec ond Jones had his first pass of the game intercepted by cornerback Adrion Toronto didnt but the Bombers were pinned at their fiveyard line by a 41yard Noel Prefontaine The Bombers couldnt get a first down and Bob Camerons punt was returned 43 yards by Marcellous Turner to Winnipegs eightyard setting up Torontos first Argonauts quarterback Stanley Jackson scrambled seven yards on the first play and then threw a oneyard touchdown pass to slotback Derrell Mitchell for a 70 lead at of the first Winnipeg running back Charles Roberts fumbled in the first quarter and the ball was recovered by Argos defen sive back Alphonso The Blue Bombers turned the tables in the second scoring two touchdowns and adding a 42yard Troy Westwood field goal to take a 1714 lead at the Jones threw a 20yard touchdown strike to Bruce m at of the second and sailed a 45yarder into the hands of Brown in the end zone with 28 seconds left in the Torontos second touchdown of the half came off another Jones intercep tion as Argos linebacker Mike OShea picked off a pass and ran 14 yards before tossing a lateral to defensive back Michael who raced 65 yards into the end zone to put Toronto up 14 3 at of the Toronto had one turnover in the first half when Jackson was intercepted by Marvin The Argonauts split quarteibacking duties between Jackson and Michael The second half started on a low note for Toronto when Prefontaine scored a single after missing wide on a 31yard field goal attempt with the wind at his Winnipeg cranked it up again as Stegall hauled in a Jones pass and sprinted 83 yards as time expired on the third Westwood also recorded an 85yard single on a kickoff to open the fourth Canadian Press Manitoban leads PGA event Glen Hnatiuk of Selkirk shot a second consecutive 6under 65 yesterday and held a onestroke lead after the second round of the Jude Hnatiuk shared a onestroke lead after the suspended first and he went to 18 tied with Notah Pat Bates and Jay Haas at He concluded his bogeyfree round with hiSSixth birdie as he holed a 28foot putt for the lead by himself at Begay turned in a 65 that was his best score in 73 That tied him with Bates 63 and Haas 64 at 11under 131 Hnatiuks best finish on tour was a tie for third at the 2000 has never led a tournament after 36 Today it was It was the second and thats how Im going to try to approach Saturday and Sunday in the same he Ive had trouble in the past where I get in my own way and get ahead of myself thinking of consequences and what might Thats been a little bit of a prob lem for Saturdays just going to be On a day that looked destined for a crowded Hnatiuk played mistakefree He turned in a bogeyfree round in which he hit his short irons very leaving himself birdie putts ranging from four feet to 10 feet with the exception of Hnatiuk said he was only trying to lag the ball near the hole and settle for The speed kept and it went said who had missed six cuts in 15 previ ous tournaments this p TODAYS ErBNTSt GIRLS FASTBALL A megatournament featuring 15 Westman teams in peewee and midget divisions is being held all day at Simple Millennium BOYS BASEBALL An eightteam peewee tourna ment goes all day at Simplot Millennium And the Brandon bantams take on Interlake in an exhibition doubkheader at the BCI Games are at 1 and 3 SENIOR BASEBALL The annual Marlins Canada Day tournament begins with games all day at Westbran ON TELEVISION PRO TENNIS Thirdround coverage from 11 TSN WORLD CUP SOCCER A tapedelay of the third place game between South Korea and Turkey airs at ABC and live coverage of the final wiU be shown Sunday morning at apw Thkd round of the Senior i N8Q ttujrd round of the PGA Tours Jude 3 ABC MAJOR LEAaUE Montreal Expos at the Blue 3 T8N ca FOOTBALL The Lions and toe Tiger Cats play in 6M Kane back in contention GALLOWAY Kate Golden parlayed a midweek swing change into a 7 underpar 64 and had a onestroke lead over Charlottetowns Lori Kane Friday after the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster and Kane were tied for second at 65 in the final tuneup for next week ends Womens They were a shot ahead of nonwinner Tracy Jianson and two in front of a group that includes twotime winner Michele who has struggled finding her swing after a fitness program that included weight had six birdies four from 15 feet and two My legs have been moving faster than my arms and it messed up my Kane That is what my game is built Anrnka seeking her fourth win in six events and sixth in 12 this is well within striking distance after 68 on the Bay Course of the Marriott Seaview Defending champion and threetime winner Betsy King also was at 68 in this 54hole event not far from Atlantic Citys Goldens best finish has been a tie for 24th place two weeks ago in the McDonalds LPGA Press Halldorson misses cut by one shot QWINGS Walter Hall barely feels like he belong at the Senior Youve got some of the greatest ball strikers that have ever played in this he Im fortunate to be playing with HaH shot a 6underpar 65 yesterday for a 7under 135 total and a oneshot lead over Tom Kite and Jose Maria Cajugares at the midway point of the million It was his first sub70 score M 14 rounds at the Senior I probably wont ever do it but I sure had my day in the sun Hall Arnold Palmer had three shooting an 85 for a 25over Former Prandonite Pan Halldorson fired his second 75 and missed the cut by one stroke ASSOCIATE Glen Hnatiuk rolls in a birdie putt at the 18th ;