Briefs: Local Sports September 11, 2008

College Soccer

• Mesa’s Ramirez is women’s player of week

Mesa State forward Dany Ramirez is the RMAC women’s soccer offensive player of the week.
The sophomore from Rupert, Idaho, scored two goals and had one assist in the Mavericks’ two victories last weekend. She took three shots, including two on goal.
Ramirez has scored in all three games for Mesa State (3-0-0) this season and leads the team in goals (3), points (7) and shots (7).


• Ashley Winder gets $2,000 scholarship

Ashley Winder received a $2,000 scholarship from the PGA of America’s Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program. Winder is a sophomore at the University of Colorado.


• 49ers QB Smith on injured reserve again

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Alex Smith’s season is over with another shoulder injury. The high-priced quarterback’s short stay with the San Francisco 49ers is probably finished as well.
The 49ers put Smith on injured reserve Wednesday with a broken bone in his right shoulder, though coach Mike Nolan claimed to know little about the injury. Smith, the top pick in the 2005 draft, probably will require more surgery, but Nolan provided no specifics.
“I feel sorry for him,” said running back Frank Gore, a third-round pick in Smith’s draft. “He was a great teammate and worked hard. I just hope the best for him, and hope he gets well.”


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