Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 30, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba
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Tiger-Cats jump all over road-weary Lions
HAMILTON — Danny McManus and Duane Forde each ran for touchdowns while Troy Davis rushed for 105 yards on the ground as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats pounded the worn and haggard B.C. Lions 27-15 in CFL action last night.
The Lions (0-2), playing for the second time in five nights, were lethargic and sloppy most of the game and the Ticats (1-0) took full advantage in front of 16,032 at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
Hamilton’s offensive line showed no ill effects from the off-season losses of starters Carl Coulter and Seth Dittman to the Ottawa Renegades, dominating the Lions from start to finish.
McManus, who had more and more time to pass as the game progressed, made a nifty five-yard touchdown run at 11:12 of the second quarter to put the Ticats up 15-3 to cap an 11-play 54-yard drive that took 5:29.
Forde punched in his TD from the one-yard line at 11:32 of the opening frame to make it 7-3.
Ticats kicker Paul Osbaldiston added field goals from 37,22,27 and 11 yards, two converts plus a single. He also missed from 26 yards.
Despite losing 2001 outstanding defensive player Joe Montford, Gerald Vaughn, Jason Lamar and Clifford Ivory, the Ticats had little trouble controlling B.C.’s offence.
The Lions were held to field goals
of 41, 37 and 34 yards from Matt Kellett and a late one-yard TD run by fullback Lyle Green.
Quarterback Damon Allen didn’t look sharp all night. Early in the first quarter, when he had a chance to give the Lions some life, Allen’s ambitious pass to the end zone was intercepted by safety Rob Hitchcock.
The Lions finally found the end zone with 2:38 to play, as Green scampered in from the one-yard line.
— Canadian Press
Kroeger, Chapman lead way
Stacy Chapman went 4-for-4 and scored two runs to lead Brandon Sports Excellence to a 6-2 victory over Brandon J&G Supply in the midget final of the Brandon girls fastball tournament.
Tiffany Cote went 2-for-3, including a two-run triple for Sports Excellence at Simplot Millenium Park.
Kelsey Kroeger pitched a complete game for the win, allowing seven hits.
Rena Blakely went l-for-3 and drove in both J&G Supply runs.
Angela Chapman was the losing pitcher, giving up eight hits and three runs in five innings.
Play continues today in the peewee and squirt divisions.
In The City —
GIRLS fastball — A dozen Westman teams are competing in squirt and peewee divisions in a tournament that concludes at Simplot Millennium Park. Playoffs go all day with the squirt final is slated for 5 p.m. while the peewee championship game is set for 7:30 p.m. boys baseball — An eight-team peewee tournament winds up with playoffs all day at Simplot Millennium Park. The final is set for 3 p.m. SENIOR BASEBALL — The annual Marlins Canada Day tourney has playoffs all day at Westbran Stadium, with the final slated for 7 p.m.
On Television —_____
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Montreal Expos at the Toronto Blue Jays. 12 noon (CBC)
WORLD CUP SOCCER — The championship final between Brazil and Germany began live at 6 a.m. this morning. (CBC, ABC) A replay is slated for 7 p.m. (CBC)
PRO GOLF — Manitoban Glen Hnatiuk takes a four-stroke lead into the final round the PGA Tour’s St. Jude Classic at Memphis, Tee. 2 p.m. (Global, ABC); the final round of the US. Senior Open. 2 p.m. (NBG)
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MEN’S FASTBALL — Barnacles Athletics host a Canada Day tournament at Curran Park with games all day. The championship final is slated for 5 p.m. on Diamond No. 2.
On Television —
PRO TENNIS — Live fourth-round coverage from Wimbledon. 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. (TSN)
MAJOR LEAGUE baseball — Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 6 p.m. (Sportsnet)
Brandon girls able to crack lineup
Mike Jones is the Sun sports editor.
While South Korea emerged this month to set the soccer world on its collective ear, a couple of Brandon girls have managed an impressive feat of their own in our little comer of the globe.
Cesha Hedley and Kristen Martin, both forwards, both made Soccer Manitoba’s under-14 provincial girls team, which will travel to Edmonton next weekend for the Rocky Mountain Cup.
A total of 98 girls began trying out for the team and that number has been whittled to 20 for the Alberta trip, while another eight girls remain with the team for developmental purposes.
Two other Brandonites, keeper Tara Jago and midfielder Lauren Cottom, are among those eight extras.
These provincial teams have traditionally been the domain of Winnipeg-area athletes, making this accomplishment all the more impressive.
Hedley, in fact, is only 12 years of age.
The Sun is currently awaiting word from Soccer Manitoba on all provincial team rosters, many of which won’t be finalized until later this week.
We’ll keep you posted.
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It has long been known that Manitoba produces some of the finest golf talent in Canada and this week has been a good indication of the extent of our province’s influ- MKE JONES ence in the game. ===■
A Manitoban played this week in all five major tours in North America, a claim no other province can make.
Glen Hnatiuk of Selkirk is leading the PGA Tour event in Memphis, Term., and will be looking to become the third Manitoba-born player to win in golf’s toughest arena, Dan Halldorson and George Knudson bemg the others.
Halldorson, a former Brandonite bom in The Peg, played in the PGA Senior Tour’s U.S. Open, missing the cut by a single stroke. Todd Fanning of Winnipeg played in the Buy.Com Tour event in Knoxville, Term., and Rob McMillan of Winnipeg teed it up in the Canadian Tour event in Vancouver.
And Gail Graham, a Winnipeg native who won the 1983 and 1985 Manitoba women’s amateur as Gail Anderson, played the LPGA Tour event in New Jersey.
Golf often brings players to their knees, but it doesn’t often blow their knees out.
Until recently, that is, when a certain Brandon Sun sports staffer broke new ground along with an aging joint at the Sandy Lake course last weekend
As the Sun southpaw braced himself at the top of his backswing, ready to tear into the ball, all he managed to np was the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Yes, it had buckled under the stress of all that potential energy.
A few quick calculations by the ever-sympathetic sports staff (you know, stress loads, centrifugal force, torque and other related factors of physics) and it was determined that the culprit in this unusual case may very well have been mass.
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ALL OVER THE MAP — A
Manitoba minor hockey coach was recently jailed for sexual interference. Barry Donald Hanrahan of Flin Flon was sentenced to two years less a day on five counts involving an atom-aged player when the 42-year-old teacher lived rn Lynn Lake between 1985-90. Hanrahan was tried and convicted in Thompson earlier this month. Let’s continue to be vigilant and root them all out because such crimes are among the most reprehensible of all... The Mamtoba High School Athletic Association passed a motion at its recent annual general meeting to institute the 30-second shot clock in AAAA and AAA basketball next season .. . The Brandon Wheat Kings have come up with a new slogan for next WHL season. ‘‘Bring it on!” will be the catch-phrase used in marketing the team. Certainly the Wheat Kings’ employment of the phrase will be less repulsive than Michael Landsberg’s use of it for his Off The Record promos, which make you want to “bring it up.”
BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN
Baserunner Whitney Anderson of Hamiota and Bria Lawson of J&G Supply look to the umpire on a close call at third base yesterday afternoon during round-robin action at Simplot Millenium Park.
At right, J&G Supply pitcher Rena Blakely releases a fastball.
Hnatiuk in chargeFour shots clear of field
By Teresa M. Walker
MEMPHIS, Term. — Glen Hnatiuk of Selkirk had never led a PGA Tour event before this week, much less won a title. He knows exactly how it feels to scramble to make a cut or finish in the top IO.
That experience will have to do.
"That’s what I have to draw on. It’s the only thing I have,” Hnatiuk said.
Hnatiuk proved he can protect a lead yesterday, shooting a third consecutive 6-under-par 65 that kept him atop the l'eaderboard with a four-stroke margin after three rounds of the St. Jude Classic. He put himself in position to win his first tide wire-to-wire with an eight-birdie, two-bogey round that gave him an 18-under 195 total.
"Obviously, I’m happy with the position I’m in. I don’t know how to react because I’ve never been in this position with any kind of lead. I’m looking forward to it,” he said.
Notah Begay, enjoying his best tournament since a back injury essentially wiped out his 2001 season, shot a 68 and was tied at 14 under with Tim
Glen Hnatiuk hits a chip shot en route to his third consecutive 65.
Petrovic (66) and Matt Kuchar (67). Pat Bates (69) was five strokes back.
David Toms (65), Tripp Isenhour (64) and Neal Lancaster (64) were tied at 12-under 201.
Ian Leggatt of Cambridge, Ont., surged ahead with a 64 leaving him with at 202. David Morland IV of Aurora, Ont., carded a third-round 70 for 207.
“Anybody in that pack has a chance to win I suppose,” Hnatiuk said. “If I let it (happen).”
Hnatiuk’s best finish since joining the tour in 1998 was a tie for third at the 2000 B.C. Open, and he noted he played in the last group on Saturday and was next-to-last on Sunday in that event. He tied for eighth at Kemper earlier this month and has five top-25 finishes.
“I’m not going to do anything stupid, not going to take any crazy chances. But I still have to go on, go forward,” he said.
Begay, who chased down the leader in three of his four victories, said Hnatiuk will have to deal with nerves. Hnatiuk currently ranks 99th on the money list with $341,192 in earnings, and die winner of this tournament, sponsored by FedEx, will take home a $684,000 check.
“It’s just a fact of life,” Begay said. “Everybody who’s won, who’s been there, knows that. Now it just depends on how Glen handles it. He handled it great today. It didn’t look like it affected him in the least. ... We’re sort of going to be chasing a rabbit.”
Hnatiuk shared a one-stroke lead with Petrovic after a suspended first round and had a one-stroke lead to himself following the second.
He didn’t hit his irons as well Saturday, but relied on his short game as he scrambled to keep his lead, including two chip-ins for birdie.
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