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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana G2 May Kokamo Tribune Free student physicals given Free physicals will be available to all Howard County high school athletes currently in grades 811 from 6 to Wednesday at south Boys should report to the gym foyer on the while all girls should report to the east An IHSAA consent and release certificate must be completed in order td Athletes should wear shirt and This will simplify handling of clothes and make the physicals run For any call Jim Callane at Leija claims WBC featherweight title LAS VEGAS AP Unbeaten James who fought to a draw against Azumah Nelson last came back to take Nelsons World Boxing Council super featherweight title with a unanimous 12round decision in their rematch Saturday at 27 eight years younger than the longtime won by landing more solid punches than who was making the 10th defense of the title had held for five who improved his record to sent Nelson sprawling to the canvas with a straight right in the second Nelson got up although slightly held on for the final two minutes of the That was the only knockdown of the Nelson cut Leija above the left eye in the fourth but the cut bled little dur ing the rest of the KHS announces scholarathletes The Kokomo High School Athletic Department has announced the scholarathlete and honor ring recipients for the 1993 94 school To win a honor an athlete has win seven or more varsity awards during their Scholarathletes must have a GPA after seven semesters and earned a major award during their senior This years winners are Honor ring recipents Debbie Benziger 11 varsity Stephanie Fischvogt Roseandra 1 Holliday Shannone Lovegrove Merrell Karen Mitschelsen Matt Roberts Tolerson Jason VanDevender Scholarathletes Male r Brian Lord 3 major Jacob Lytle Torn Overdeck Trent Sandifur Corby Smith Chris Still Michael Terrell Jason VanDevender Michael Wernke i Female Debbie Benziger Julie Binder 1 Kelly Ford Roseandra Holliday Shannon Lovegrove Bonnie Phillips Shelly Sethi Lindsay Sisk Gophers one step closer to Big Ten MINNEAPOLIS AP Top seeded Minnesota moved to witn in one victory of its third straight title with a 41 win over Wisconsin Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten Mens Tennis The 214 overall on the face Michigan in Sundays championship match at at the 4th Street Courts on the University of Minnesota The Wolverines upended Northwestern 50 in Saturdays other Michigan takes a 156 overall record into the cham pionship Local wrestlers excel at state AAU INDIANAPOLIS Several area wrestlers competed at the AAU State Freestyle Wrestling Championship here Josh an eighthgrader at placed in the Schoolboy 175pounds division and will be the first alternate on Team Josh is a first year so we were pleasantly said Eastern coach Roy We expect him to take a place on the varsity squad next Also competing for Eastern were Brett Myers 167 and Patrick Kendall Lady Anglers host tournament The Kokomp Lady Anglers have scheduled art open team fishing tournament for May 15 at the Mississinewa Boat check is at the Miami Fishing starts at 6 and weighin is at 2 For more call Terry at Nuggets golden in Sonic shocker Denver pulls the comeback miracle SEATTLE AP The Denver Nuggets have come a long way since the disastrous Paul Westhead Anybody who didnt realize that before Saturday knows it The Nuggets ptllled off one of the biggest upsets and biggest comebacks in NBA playoff history with an improbable 9894 over time victory over Denver became the first eight seeded playoff team ever to beat a 1 seed corning back from ah 02 deficit in the Only four other teams have done I cant believe I couldnt believe we won this shot blocking hero Dikembe Mutombo We really didnt expect to win this We just wanted to make a good The Nuggets certainly did And They did it with exceptional performances from a pair of bench players Robert Pack ahd Brian Williams and two critical blocked shots late in the extra period by It was our best performance of the Pack At no point did we even when they were up by 11 in the third which tied for the worst regularseason record of any team in the completed a turnaround from being one of the NBAs worst franchises when it won only 24 games two seasons the second and last of Westheads short tenure I couldnt be prouder of our current coach Dan Issel The first game in Seattle was a throwa way game were the nextfour we played the best team in the NBA It was a bitterly disappointing loss for the who had a 63 regularseason victories and were ensured of the homecourt advantage through the I team really did have a chance to win the champi Sam Perkins Were doing a lot of soul search ing right I cant believe its the Sonics Nate McMillan Im sitting here trying to figure out what Im going to get up tomorrow and have nothing to do and its It was only Seattles fifth loss at home all season and broke a 14 game Sonics homecourt winning were tight and they were Seattle coach George Karl I cant deny that the butter flies felt like Denver moved into the Western Indy still rattles veterans INDIANAPOLIS AP Teo Fabi has never shaken his rookie jitters at the Indianapolis Eleven years after the Italian shocked the racing world by win ning the pole position at a record he still gets Its the Its probably the most difficult race you Fabi said Saturday as ram washed out the first scheduled day of practice for the May 29 Sunday should be mostly sunny with highs from This is the only race where I dont sleep well the night before the because youre Fabi a former Formula One came to Indianapolis in 1983 after having driven only one other Iridy car at He quickly passed his drivers then surprisingly set track records of mph for one lap and mph for four laps in quali He was the first rookie to start from the pole position since Walt Faulkner in 1950 and the first rookie qualifier ever to lead the opening lap of the He actual ly led the first 23 but a faulty Oring on his cars refueler after his second pit stop forced him out of the he was the Indy rookie of the year with victories in four other finished second to Al Unser in the season has had only one other since his rookie This in three his best finish was seventh in the sea spnopener in At the last oval at he crashed with Hiro then as his car was stopped on the he was rammed by rookie Jacques Conference semifinals against a 31 winner over San that bestof7 series will open Tuesday night in Salt Lake Utah beat DenveHn four of five regularseason In the Nuggets com mitted four 24second violations but scored the final five points after Shawn Kemp put Seattle ahead 9493 with a fivefoot hook shot over Mutombo with to A layup by LaPhonso Ellis and his free after being fouled by Gary Payton gave Denver a 96 94 lead with Mutombo blocked Schrempps layup attempt with to but Denver was called for a 24second Violation with seconds Kemp was driving to the basket when Mutombo blocked his 5foot shot with seconds and Pack then made two free throws with seconds left after being fouled by Kendall who averaged blocks during the regular had eight blocks as well as 15 rebounds and eight His 31 blocks in the five games was a E layoff Hakeem Olajuwon ad record 30 in the Western Conference semifinals last Pack led Denver with 23 Ellis had 19 and Brian Williams came off the bench to score 17 points and get 19 Pack was 3for5 on 3point making him 6of10 from long range during the The 6foot guard made only six 3 pointers during the entire regular Denver outrebounded Seattle 5836 and had a dozen blocked shots to two for Gill scored 22 points while Kemp and Schrempf each had 19 for the The Sonics sent the game into overtime when Gill rebounded a Payton air ball under the basket and laid it in to tie the score at 88 with half a second Mutombo made an 8foot jump shot at the bat referee Jess Kersey ruled it was too Seattle rallied late in regulation after trailing 8477 with The Sonics tiedthe score at 86 when Payton made a fastbreak layup over Pack with seconds Denver took the lead at 8886 on Ellis 14footer over Payton with seconds Seattle scored four baskets in the first of the second half for a 5241 lead and was ahead 6051 with left in the third But the Nuggets outscored the Sonics 92 the rest of the way to cut the Seattle lead to 6260 at the end of three And in the fourth it was Seattle which had play catch v Teo Fabi I remember in I said Id race maybe a couple more said 12th in the series stand 11 years Im still I dont think it will be very I have to stop and do something more serious in When he leaves hell probably return home tp Italy to work for his But leaving racing wont be he If s a difficult Fabi When you are a professional in you make a lot of life is easier compared to the real Thaf s why I admire Rick who at the top of his career was able to Thaf s and do something Fabi left Indy car racing in 1984 and returned to Formula One for the next three He returned to Indy cars in Last he was llth in the standings and had his best finish of ninth at Indianapolis after qualifying more than 13 mph faster than he did 10 years The cars now very he A lot safer than they used to Theyre still But they must try to slow the cars Kendall and his Seattle teammates went down to a 9894 defeat to Reggie Williams Dikembe Mutombo 55 and the ferocious Denver Nuggets AP photo Redhot Pacers left waiting INDIANAPOLIS AP The waiting ends Sunday for the Indiana when they learn who their next opponent will be in the NBA The Pacers have been waiting to learn if theyll face Miami or Atlanta in the second round since sending Shaquille ONeal and the Orlando Magic home by complet ing asweep of their bestof5 series The Hawks and Heat divided their first four with the deciding game scheduled Sunday afternoon in A Miami victory would give the Pacers the home court advantage in the bestof7 second with the opening game likely to be played If the Hawks first two the series would be played in Atlanta Were ready play some coach Larry Brown Weve been trying to stay waiting to learn who well play There are a lot of similarities between Atlanta and that might be to our just concerned about main taining the intensity we had in the final weeks of the season and in the first Indiana was the first team to sweep its first round and was the only team still uncertain of its sec ondround opponent and sched ule after The last few days if s been kind of hard to focus in on what weve been Brown Reserve guard Bryon par ticipating in the playoffs for an llth consecutive has been using his experience to keep a club making its debut in the sec ond round NBA playoffs Ive been telling them how important it is to keep Keep our goals and give ourselves a chance to reach who earned three NBA championship rings with the Los To reach our r its not just one guy its all 12 If one guy gets and starts doing something other than what we and what we then were in Scott said hes seen no sign of trouble since Mondays 9986 vic tory over Weve been coming out tp practice and weve been working trying to maintain what weve achieved so and trying to surpass he Its been important that the team didnt concern itself with a ondround Scott If you keep your focus on your your youll be ready for whoever you said who began the season as an unsigned free agent and joined the Pacers in ii and weve been finetuning the things that we have to do to get ready for whoever we Atlanta and Miami do some similar so it really shouldnt matter to The Pacers closed the regular season with eight consecutive vic tories matching the franchises NBA record four of the games were on the When we those four games on the the attitude of this team Scott The confidence level rose with those I knew then that we were ready to start the play We finished off the season it into the first weve got to have that same hunger against either Atlanta or Notre Dame expands stadium More Fighting Irish alumni will be able to get tickets SOUTH odds of getting a ticket to a Nbtre Dame foptball game got a lot bet ter as the universitys board of trustees has approved plan to add more than seats to Notre Darrte which has remained virtually unchanged since Knute Rockne supervised its construction in The stadium has badly needed more seats for especially to serve its nearly Theneed for additional seats never has been at said Andrew chairman of the in partioi have become increasingly frustrated by the lack of opportu nities to return to campus for foot ball Notre Damp with a capacity of has been sold out 160 of thepast 161 dat ing to the 1964 The only exception was a Thanksgiving Day game against Air Force in The university reserves about seats for alumni each Since late in the 1966 Notre Dame has used a lottery to award tickets to its Each of the past four more money was returned to alumni in unfilled ticket orders than was collected in alumni tick et A lottery still will be used for the expanded but there will be about mpre tickets available each It is uncer tain how many of the new seats will be reserved for Construction is expected to begin after the 1995 with the addition to be completed in time for the 1997 homeopener against The stadium will remain in use during con although the 1996 spring game may be The plan calls for 2030 addi tional rows to be added to the top of the retaining its bowl style The field also will be lowered to reduce the number of obstructedview The current exterior will remain and surrounded by a new facade that will closely resemble the present Fixed lights probably will not be Parking lots surrounding the sta dium will be torn up and land The built for about will cost about mil lion to expand and The project for a new press restrpoms and concession The project will be for with taxexempt but the stadi um eventually will pay for If each of the new seats cost the price for mpst current the expansion would bring about mulion a season for six home We said from the very begin ning that we arent going to be involved in a major fundraising campaign thats going to take away money from our other said the William the universitys exec utive vice At its current Notre Dame Stadium ranks 44th among the 106 Division IA football stadi The expanded with roughly would rank Michigan Stadium is the with a capacity of The Fighting Irish are 239685 at Notre Dame including a 2014 victory over Southern Methodist in the inaugural game Rockne coached just one season in the stadium before he died in a plane crash the fol lowing The university chose expansion over a new a project a committee said could cost as much as Sensitive about the its bigmoney football image with its Roman Catholic Notre Dame decided that expenditure would be And tearing down The House that Rockne Built just be Beauchamp Theres tpp much traditipn in Nptre Dame Stadium to think about building awther he ;