Sunday, August 15, 2004
'Smarty' bids adieu to Philly for fillies
Enquirer staff and wire reports
Thousands of fans convened Saturday for one last Smarty party, an opportunity to say goodbye to Smarty Jones, the race horse that captivated the country.
That he fell one win shy of winning the coveted Triple Crown mattered little to the 8,000 fans at Philadelphia Park in Bensalem, Pa., who sobbed and shouted, "We'll miss you!"
He might not be back on the track, but there are worse ways to end a career than making Team Smarty millions standing stud at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky.
ARLINGTON MILLION: Kicken Kris was declared the winner when Powerscourt was disqualified for interference in the stretch. As Powerscourt took the lead, Kicken Kris tried to make a move on the inside but was bumped into the rail by Epalo, who was in between Kicken Kris and Powerscourt.
SWORD DANCER: Better Talk Now closed steadily to win the $500,000 invitational at Saratoga by 1 1/2 lengths.
CONNIE MACK: The Midland Redskins swept Arizona Subio 8-6 and 10-8 at Farmington, N.M., to win their ninth national title for 19-and-under players and first since 1998.
PAST WEST SIDE CHAMPS: American Legion Baseball, which is conducting the 2004 Great Lakes Regional at the University of Cincinnati's new park this weekend, honored seven former national championship teams from Cincinnati's West Side. The following national champs attended festivities hosted by J.B. Yeager Post 199:
1944 - Bentley Post: Ralph Kraus, Duke Linesch, Dick Hauck and national player of the year Norb Ranz.
1947 - Bentley Post: Glenn Sample, Bill Sach and national player of the year George Moeller. Former major-league managers Don Zimmer and Jim Frey.
1952 - Bentley Post: Roy Nixon, Howard Whitson and Charles Nichols. Former major-league players (and manager) Russ Nixon and Dick Drott were members of this team.
1955 - Acme Glass: Bob Birri, Tom Prout, Fred Flick, Tom Groh, Gary Haverkamp, Dick Tabler, Larry Tiettmeyer, Bob Czerwinski, Don Andres and national player of year Frank Birri.
1957 - Bentley Post: Dick King, Tom Weber, Dick Vogel, Jim Kain, Jerry Drew, Scott Seger, Tom Tiettmeyer, Dick Kuehn and national player of the year Fred Fox.
1958 - Bentley Post: Scott Seger, Tom Weber, Tom Tiettmeyer, Ken Peters, Sonny Doll, Hep Cronin, Jerry Luebbers, Joe Kaiser, Bob Steinbeck and Ed Brinkman, an accomplished major-league shortstop.
1988 - Budde Post: Jeff Wall, Dave Ott, Tom Kilgore, Brian Welling, Jason Schira, Ron Murphy, and Scott Klingenbeck, who also played in the major leagues.
Norb Wendling, a member of the first Bentley Post team in 1938, was honored.
The American Legion tournament continues today at 12:30, 4:30 and 7 p.m. The championship will be at 1 p.m. Monday and, if necessary, at 7 p.m.
COMETS ROLL: Keith Brooks rushed for 182 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Kings Comets to a 27-0 victory over the Michigan Twisters in the a Mid-Continental League game at Princeton High's Viking Stadium. Larry Turney had three sacks and two fumble recoveries as the Comets limited Michigan to 29 yards total offense.
The Comets host the Detroit Seminoles on Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. at Princeton High.
FREEDOM SPLIT: The Florence Freedom and Washington Wild Things split a doubleheader for the second straight night at Champion Window Field. Florence won the first game 7-2 before losing the second 5-4.
U.S. WOMEN'S AM: First-timer Amanda McCurdy, 20, dominated a struggling and more experienced Paula Creamer 6 and 4 to advance to the final in Erie, Pa. McCurdy will face last year's runner-up, Jane Park, 17. Park beat Sarah Huarte, 22, in a match in which Huarte three-putted the 18th.
McCurdy, a junior at the University of Arkansas, said that after making the semifinals she had 24 voice messages on her cell phone from family and friends.
"Nobody really knew who I was and everybody knew the marquee names so I did have nothing to lose," said McCurdy, the only one of the four semifinalists who wasn't on the U.S. Curtis Cup team.
U.S. AMATEUR: Cincinnatian Kevin Hall, Michael Castleforte of Springboro and Brad Wilder of Florence qualified for this week's USGA championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. After two days of stroke play, Monday and Tuesday, the field will be pared to 64 for match play.
CANADIAN AM: Darren Wallace, 15, became the youngest winner of this event at Pointe-Claire, Quebec. Wallace beat Marc Bourgeois 5 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Tiger Woods was 18 in 1994 when he became the youngest U.S. Amateur champion.
Cincinnati City Junior Golf Tournament
Marianne Erb, 86-78-75-239
Kimberly Ericson, 82-85-82-249
Amy Gaughan, 85-83-88-256
Brittany Beard, 93-85-94-272
Emily Sweetman, 76-79-85-240
Katie Dempsey, 84-80-79-243
Megan Quinlan-Waters, 90-81-91-262
Lisa Nutting, 102-91-89-282
Jenny Linville, 77-80-81-238
Megan Keating, 77-86-83-246
Tori Rohan, 83-87-84-254
Allison McKimm, 85-87-92-264
Lizzy Brown, 88-88-89-265
Kelly Gaughan, 92-103-100-295
Chelsea Carstens, 97-107-105-309
Kari Hogeback, 29-29-42-100
Christine Foppe, 46-39-62-147
Holly Shelley, 38-47-68-153
Katie Wooliver, 41-36-59-136
Katie Liest, 39-40-67-146
Jessica Stuart, 43-46-63-152
Jennifer Foppe, 56-50-80-186
Nikki Hoffman, 78-84-86-258
Joshua Foster, 68-66-72-206
Eric McKimm, 70-67-70-207
Ryan Maynard, 73-72-71-216
Alex Lambrinides, 71-72-74-217
Matt Cooper, 74-68-72-214
Will Kennedy, 73-72-72-217
Jordan Crone, 78-75-74-227
Robert Johnson, 78-74-75-227
Mark Burch, 72-72-73-217
Michael Brown, 74-74-70-218
Brendan Fogel, 75-72-73-220
Sean Crane, 73-75-74-222
Jeffrey Hodapp, 77-72-74-223
Michael Shepherd, 73-74-72-219
Shawn Miller, 76-71-80-227
Justin Epure, 78-73-82-233
Michael Oberschmidt, 74-76-87-237
Christopher Keck, 79-81-82-242
Colin Crane, 74-78-83-235
Sean Keating, 74-86-77-237
Colin Reenan, 78-81-82-246
Taylor Whitehead, 78-86-82-246
Scott Foster, 30-27-37-94
Mickey Sutton, 29-32-37-98
Carl Schlotman, 28-31-43-102
Alex Nikias, 31-33-39-103
Matt Nickol, 29-30-41-100
Michael Schwarz, 30-33-41-104
Eric Brown, 30-35-40-105
Nathan Robbins, 30-34-41-105
Carter Hibbard, 30-33-37-100
Daniel Schwarz, 31-32-39-102
Ben Lapps, 33-31-41-105
Joseph Burger, 35-39-47-121
Joo Young Lee, 29-32-39-100
Joe Arcuri, 34-32-46-112
Stephen Pharo, 29-41-52-122
Nick Schlotman, 41-37-46-124
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