Briefs: Local Sports September 13, 2008
• GJ-Prairie View softball DH canceled
Because of excessive moisture on its field in Henderson, Prairie View High School has canceled today’s scheduled softball doubleheader with Grand Junction.
The nonleague games will likely not be rescheduled.
• CDA offering water sports clinic
Colorado Discover Ability will be offering a two day water skiing and wakeboarding clinic for anyone with special needs beginning today. CDA will teach the fundamentals of adaptive water skiing and wakeboarding. Matt Feeney from Adaptive Adventure will be the instructor for the two day clinic.
It will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. at Bryan Lake, 618 Dike Road. For more information call 257-1222.
• Eaks’ 61 gives him lead at Hickory Classic
CONOVER, N.C. — Defending champion R.W. Eaks shot an 11-under-par 61 on Friday in the Greater Hickory Classic, missing a chance for the first 59 in Champions Tour history when he parred the final three holes.
Tom Jenkins had a bogey-free 64 and is in second. Fred Funk opened with a 65, and Senior British Open winner Bruce Vaughan, Tom Purtzer, Tom Kite, Dan Forsman and Tom McKnight shot 66s.
• Kerr handles wind to take 2nd-round lead
MOBILE, Ala. — Cristie Kerr moved into position for her second straight LPGA Tour victory, shooting a 6-under 66 in wind gusting to 35 mph to take a two-stroke lead over Angela Stanford in the Bell Micro LPGA Classic.
Kerr, the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open champion coming off a playoff victory Aug. 24 in the Safeway Classic in Portland, Ore., had a 9-under 135 total on The Crossing course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex.
• NASCAR won’t punish Hornaday
LOUDON, N.H. — NASCAR is expected to soon complete a tougher drug policy, but the new language would not likely change how the sanctioning body handled Ron Hornaday’s admission to using testosterone.
Hornaday told ESPN The Magazine earlier this week that he used a testosterone cream during 2004 and 2005 to treat a medical issue. NASCAR found no reason to punish Hornaday for the admission.
Hornaday also revealed he has Grave’s disease, a condition he is now treating with Synthroid, which replaces a hormone normally produced by the thyroid gland to regulate the body’s energy and metabolism.
• Suicide talk prompted search for Young
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans called police Monday night for help searching for Vince Young because his therapist told coach Jeff Fisher the quarterback mentioned suicide several times before driving away from his home with a gun.
Both Fisher and Young have said what happened Monday night was overblown by the media. But the supplemental report filed Tuesday by Nashville police showed that Fisher was worried about the quarterback after the call from Young’s therapist.