Sports roundup

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 22, 2000

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Thursday, October 26, 2000

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Duren ties record

Austin golfer Tim Duren tied the course record at the Adams Country Club on Wednesday. Duren’s round of 65 tied him with Arlen Chessin, who has held the record since the 1970s.

Duren’s round included eight birdies and a bogey.

His playing partners on the day included Mike Selmecki, Dan Wagner, Dave Clasen, and Jim Thalberg.

Prep football

L-O game time changed

LeRoy-Ostrander’s Section 1 Nine-Man semifinal playoff game against Medford on Saturday has been changed from a 1:30 p.m. kickoff to a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will still be held in LeRoy, as the 8-0, top-seeded Cardinals look to continue their undefeated season against fourth-seeded Medford (5-4).

Men’s basketball

League signup begins

Registration has begun for the Austin City Men’s 5-on-5 basketball league.

The league, open to players who have graduated from high school, runs from Dec. 3 to March 11, with no games scheduled for Dec. 24 and 31, and Jan. 28.

All games will be played on Sunday evenings at Pacelli High School. The league will play a 10-game schedule with a tournament to follow the regular season.

The cost is $300 per team, with $150 required by registration deadline of Monday, Nov. 20. The balance is due by Jan. 14. Teams must pick a jersey color and provide their own jerseys. Numbers are not required.

For registration information, contact Gary Peterson at 437-7743.

Space is limited to the first eight teams.

Youth sports

Ellis Middle School to

hold winter registration

An organizational meeting for winter sports at Ellis Middle School will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Ellis Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

Registration cost is $40.


Stewart’s family files suit

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A year to the day after Payne Stewart died in a bizarre airplane crash in South Dakota, the golfer’s family filed a lawsuit against the craft’s owner and operator seeking an unspecified amount of damages. The lawsuit accuses Sunjet Aviation Inc., and Jet Shares One Inc., of negligence.

Lawsuits also were filed by the families of three others who died in the crash: Stewart’s agents, Van Ardan and Robert Fraley, and golf-course designer Bruce Borland.


Fighter dies from injury

BOSTON (AP) – A boxer who collapsed into a coma after a fight last week died without regaining consciousness. Robert Benson, 24, a featherweight from Saugus who fought under the ring name Bobby Tomasello, died at New England Medical Center. Benson had just fought Steve Dotse of Ghana to a 10-round draw Friday night in Boston when he collapsed in his dressing room.

Benson had a professional record of 14-0-1, with eight knockouts. The fight was his first 10-round bout.