Briefs: Local Sports November 12, 2008
• KidzPlex shines at invitational in Denver
KidzPlex Level 4 gymnastics team placed 1st at the Xtreme Altitude Invitational in Denver last weekend. Nine teams and more than 300 top compulsory gymnasts from the state attended the competition.
In the 11 and older age group Savannah Lafrenierre placed second all around (36.2). In the 9-10 age group Brooke Bruder place fifth (36.25).
KidzPlex Level 5 team placed fourth led by Hunter Ash who won the all around title for 12 and older with a 36.325.
In the 10-12 year age group Morgan Hoffman placed eight (35.8).
KidzPlex Level 6 team placed fifth led by Delaney Gaddis who placed first on the floor exercise (9.725).
• Indians pitcher, broadcaster Score dies
CLEVELAND — Herb Score, the Cleveland Indians pitcher and former broadcaster whose promise on the mound was shattered by a line drive, died Tuesday. He was 75.
Score died at his home in Rocky River, Ohio, the team said in a statement. He had been in a wheelchair since suffering a stroke in 2002, four years after he was seriously injured in a car accident.
A hard-throwing left-hander with a big fastball and big heart, Score pitched for the Indians from 1955-59. He was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 1955 after going 16-10. He went 20-9 in 1956 and was twice named to the All-Star team.
• Suite spots at new Yankee Stadium available
NEW YORK — Selling suites may not be so sweet a business for the New York Yankees in these tough economic times.
Seven luxury boxes down the foul lines priced at $600,000 remain available for the 2009 season, the first at the new Yankee Stadium. The team still had seven available in August, too.
“There’s no getting away from the fact that the world is different than it was, so traffic slows,” chief operating officer Lonn Trost said Tuesday. “So you don’t have 10 people banging on the door. You may only have two people.”
Trost said in August that 44 of 51 suites priced at $600,000 to $850,000 had been committed, and that the $650,000 and $850,000 suites had sold out.
“We’re entertaining proposals from different folks,” he said. “I’m not going to put them into the sold column until somebody sends me an e-mail and says, ‘Done.’ It’s so hard to say close when you get attorneys involved and you start fighting over terms, and we don’t want to change terms.”
• Weis to call plays for Irish against Navy
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis will call the plays on offense for the Irish against Navy.
Weis said at his news conference Tuesday he is taking over the play calling for at least one game because offensive coordinator Mike Haywood will miss some practices this week to attend a funeral of a family member in Houston.
Weis would not answer reporters’ questions about how long he might continue to call plays. Weis called Notre Dame’s offensive plays during his first three seasons as coach before turning the duties over to Haywood this year.
The change comes after the Irish lost 17-0 to Boston College on Saturday, with quarterback Jimmy Clausen throwing four interceptions. Notre Dame is 5-4.
• Brady back in Patriots training room
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is back in Foxborough working out in the New England Patriots training room.
New England’s star quarterback has undergone two surgeries on his left knee that was injured in the opener against Kansas City, ending his season. He has battled an infection that set in after the operation, which was done in the Los Angeles area.
Brady has been in Foxborough for at least a week and his teammates are happy to see him. Running back Kevin Faulk said Tuesday that Brady is “doing good.” Defensive end Jarvis Green said it was good to see Brady hanging around and smiling.