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Saturday, July 27, 2002

Southeast has two finalists for women's tennis job

Two assistant coaches at Atlantic Coast Conference schools are finalists for the position of women's tennis coach at Southeast Missouri State University.

Constantine Ananiadis, assistant men's and women's coach at Virginia, will visit the Southeast campus Tuesday while Michael Stevens, assistant men's and women's coach at North Carolina State, will visit Wednesday.

Ananiadis is in his second year at Virginia after serving as head coach from 1999-2001 at Agnes Scott College in Georgia. He also served as an assistant tennis professional at Anniston Country Club in Anniston, Ala.

In addition to serving as an assistant at North Carolina State, Stevens has also been an assistant at Yale and was head coach at Rider from 1990-1994.

Members of the public are invited to visit with the coaching finalists in the Houck Field House conference room, Ananiadis at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Stevens at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Southeast wants to hire a new tennis coach by the start of school on August 19.

Heartland Nationals teams advance in regional event

The Heartland Nationals 14-and-under team and its 12-and-under team advanced in the first day of the Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional event for softball teams at Chaffee, Mo.

In the 14U division, Heartland Nationals defeated Colorado East Central 13-3. Katie Daniel was 2-for-5. In the other game, Kansas Twin Lakes defeated Southeast Denver Redhots 15-5.

In the 12U division second round, Heartland Nationals won 13-3 over the White Park (Minn.) Stardom. Allison Peters was 3-for-3, Casey Kern 2-for-3 and Wendy Eftink 2-for-4 for Heartland Nationals. In the other second-round game, Southeast Denver Blue Stars won 16-6 over Heartland Americans. For the Americans, L. Blankenship was 2-for-2 and O. Coomer 2-for-3. For the Blue Stars, Judith Chavez was 2-for-2.

In first-round 12U games, Heartland Nationals defeated Colorado East Centre East 20-2. Rachel Hendrick was 3-for-4 for Heartland Nationals; Brittany Ponder was 2-for-2. In the other first-round game, Heartland Americans defeated Kansas Twin Lakes 30-1. Mallory Estes was 2-for-2 for the Americans.

Games resume at 8:30 a.m. today.

Jackson native wins in junior national event

Meredith Snow, who moved from Jackson, Mo., to Omaha, Neb., three years ago, remained the best distance runner in her age group Thursday by winning the intermediate girls (ages 15-16) 3,000-meter run at the 36th annual USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics in Omaha.

Snow's winning time of 10:19.47 was good enough to win the intermediate title, and the freshman-to-be at Millard West also would have won the young women's (17-18) race by more than seven seconds.

David, Spradling, Edwards win Southeast golf benefit

The team of Lyle Davis, Al Spradling III and Mike Edwards won the Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation benefit tournament Friday at Cape Girardeau Country Club. The trio shot 58 to win by a stroke in the A flight.

Jean Mabrey, Mike Mabrey and Bob Mathews won in the B flight. C-flight winners were Eldon Johnson, Ryan Seeler and Tom Breckenridge.

More than $20,000 was raised for Southeast in the event, club officials said. One hundred thirty-eight golfers competed.

Cape golfers tied in state amateur stroke play event

Mark Johnson and Kent Phillips, both of Cape Girardeau, are among several players tied for 48th after the first round of the Missouri Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Lake Ozark.

Johnson and Phillips shot first-round 77s on the par-72 Hickory Hills Country Club. Michael Sabo of St. Louis and Bobby Godwin of Poplar Bluff lead the 152-player field after both shot 70 Friday.

Nebel fires first hole-in-one at Kimbeland Country Club

Calvin Nebel, 77, of Cape Girardeau carded his first hole in one Wednesday at Kimbeland Country Club.

Nebel used an 8-iron to ace No. 12, a par 3 playing 90 yards. Witnesses to the shot were Jim Reinagel and Joel Scott. Nebel has been golfing for 16 years.

Cape Cherokees out of national baseball event

The Cape County Cherokees were eliminated from the USSA World Series for 11-year-olds Friday after they lost 10-9 to a Kansas City team.

The Cherokees finished with a 7-2 record in the double-elimination event and finished among the event's top 12.

-- From staff reports

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