Sports digest 10/22/01

Monday, October 22, 2001

Whitney nominated for All-American Bowl

Jackson High School running back Mario Whitney is one of 400 athletes to be nominated to play in the second annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl, a national high school football all-star game which will be played at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.

The game has been modeled after the McDonald's All-American Basketball Game and will pit the best prep football players from across the country.

The game will be televised at noon on ESPN on January 5, 2002.

Over the next few weeks, 70-80 players will be selected to play.

Boyd honored by Show-Me Games

Holly Boyd of Sedgewickville, Mo., has been named the Show-Me State Games female Athlete of the Year.

Boyd, who played volleyball for the silver medal-winning Hippie Chics, was honored at halftime of Missouri's recent game against Iowa State. The award is based on several criteria, including sportsmanship, attitude and effort, and overall athletic participation and achievement.

The 2001 Games were the fourth for Boyd at the Show-Me State Games.

Boyd, a senior, is a standout high school volleyball player for Meadow Heights.

Boyd is the daughter of Jim and Robin Boyd.

Earthquakes nab first soccer title

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Dwayne DeRosario scored six minutes into overtime as the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 Sunday to win their first MLS Cup.

DeRosario dribbled around Dan Calif and sent a hard shot from 16 yards out which goalkeeper Kevin Harman got a hand on but couldn't push past the far post.

The victory completed a worst-to-first turnaround for San Jose under new coach Frank Yallop.

Last season, the Earthquakes were 7-17-8, the poorest record in the league. This season, they went 13-7-6, finishing second to Los Angeles in the Western Division.

-- From staff, wire reports

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