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Friday, April 7,1995
1 Lamar University
Dynamic duo dashes for success
1 Michael Thibodeaux
UP sports writer
&1 I’m going to try something different with this
edition of the sports page. Starting today, I’m
making an addition to the usual lineup of stories
“and columns that appear.
We’v done everything from features on ath-
letes to columns on athletes, and everything in
•between. All of this helps to make a good paper,
but there’s still room for improvement.
I’ve started a special section to promote
' Lamar University’s standout athletes. When I say
standouts, I don’t just mean team MVP’s, or
’“rookie standouts.” I’m referring to any LU ath-
lete we feel is worthy to grace the sports page.
Whether it’s high scoring or community service, if
it comes to our attention, then most likely it will
-make the page. The article won’t be like the fea-
tures that we usually run, it will run more along
the lines of a profile of the athlete — telling their
accomplishments and most of all, telling why
-they were selected as standouts.
The Ty Terrell Relays took place last weekend
‘bringing my attention to the first honoree, or
honorees, of the special standout section.
That’s right, the first article isn’t about one
athlete, it’s about two. It’s not everyday when a
brother and sister compete on track teams for the
same university. With that in mind, Amanda and
Sonny Taylor have been chosen as the first
University Press sports standouts.
Amanda is a sophmore hurdler with a lot of
honors under her sash. A few of her Evadale
highlights include a time of 15.3 seconds in the
100-meter hurdles as Class 1A state champion,
and 3rd in 300-meter intermediate hurdles in
Class 1A state meet.
Sonny is a junior hurdler and relay runner
with two letters. Sonny’s’ 1994 highlights are: 400-
meter intermediate hurdles (53.74), Houston
Open; (53.79) Sun Belt Conference, 5th; (54.19),
Texas A&M Relays, 9th; and (54.43), Ty Terrell
Relays, 4th; 110-meter high hurdles (15.34),
Stephen E Austin Relays; and (15.44), Sun Belt
The Taylors are truly a family that have done a
lot to build Lamar University pride and recogni-
tion. Be sure to keep an eye out for the dynamic
duo around campus or on the track.
Also, remember to keep an eye out for more
sports standouts, because you never know where
they might turn up. If any readers know of any
athletes that should be considered for the sports
standouts section, just drop by the University
Press sports desk and let us know.
Photos by Lance Warren
Lamar junior hurdler Sonny Taylor (left)
competes in the 400 meter hurdles at the Ty
Terrell Relays. Sonny grabbed third place,
while his sophomore sister Amanda Taylor
(above) also ran in the same event. The
younger Taylor ran away from the pack to
claim first place.
Injunction appeal denied
Baseball battle a loss for owners
! New York (AP) — Baseball
owners got steamrolled again
in court Tuesday when a three-
judge panel denied their
request to have an injunction
stayed, clearing the way for the
season to start April 26.
! The panel of the 2nd U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals
repeatedly ridiculed manage-
ment lawyer, Frank Casey, dur-
ing a one-hour hearing, dis-
tressing his argument that own-
ers had the unilateral right to
db away with free agency and
silary arbitration before an
impasse in bargaining.
! “Your’re fuzzing things,”
Chief Judge Jon Newman told
him, adding later, “We’re just
g<j>ing around in circles.”
! The judges, following acer-
bic and caustic questioning, let
stand the injunction issued last
Friday by U.S. District Judge
Sonia Sotomayer, which forces
owners to adhere to the
expired collective bargaining
agreement. The 2nd Circuit will
hear an expedited appeal dur-
ing the first half of May, but it
may go before a diiferent
“We’re happy,” Donald
Fehr, union head, said. “People
are back and we want a long-
caused players to end their 232-
day strike, and the judges’
questioning made clear there is
little likelihood the injunction
will be overturned.
Newman, his voice rising
with incredulity, assailed Casey
when the lawyer claimed the
injunction and its “whipsaw
forces” prevented collective
Two of three judges on the
panel told Casey they thought
owners made a key legal mis-
take when they dropped their
attempt to declare an impasse
in bargaining. On December
23, owners declared an impasse
and imposed a salary cap, but
they abandoned the cap on
February 3, after the National
Labor Relations Board said it
was inclined to issue an unfair
labor practice complaint.
Casey called the NLRB’s
preliminary finding a “techni-
“You had the possibilty...of
pursuing that with the NLRB
and you threw in the towel,”
Judge J. Daniel Mahoney said.
Games People Play presents
‘Swinging with Kelly’
‘Putting’ it in perspective
On the green, the stroke changes from a full swing to
something so small that you couldn’t imagine how anything
could go wrong — it’s called putting.
Well, anyone who’s ever tried it probably has trouble
explaining exactly how it could go wrong, but could tell you
about every little putt they’ve missed in the past month.
Look out for those four putters, it can take hours of sympa-
Putting is a different concept from the actual golf swing.
The stroke changes focus from the body to the arms and
shoulders. It is personal, so there are a million different
ways to putt the ball. Here are the basics.
The steps to putting:
1. The stance is very individual, but slightly less than
shoulder width apart — a good distance if you are just
2. Your weight should be mostly on your target side (the
leg closest to the_?) *
3. The grip is the same or your can look up various
putting grips, such as the cross-hand, in most golf books.
4. Your body should remain still and the only movement
should be in your arms and shoulder (not in your wrists,
head, toes etc.)
5. Taking the putter back should be short to allow for
less error. The follow through should be an acceleration
through to the hole.
6. The line the stroke makes should be straight, as if
there is a line drawn from your target to the end of your
Putting, although it looks simple when Ben Crenshaw or
Beth Daniels are on the course, is difficult to master and
can make a 76 turn into an 85.
On the other hand, with practice and confidence, you can
save a lot of shots if you make your putts. That’s how you
get under par, so keep practicing.
♦This is not a contest so please don’t write in.
Kelly Kirkpatrick is a UP golf writer.
Games People Play
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- Sports Briefs -
• On April 11-12, the Lamar Cardinal men’s
golf team will be headed to Houston for the All-
American Invitational.The women will head to
the University of Texas, April 10-12, to compete in
the Betsy Rawls Invitational.
• The track teams will venture to Austin over
the weekend to compete in the Texas Relays.
• The Lamar Cardinal tennis teams will com-
pete in the Lamar Quadrangular this weekend.
Some of the reported opponents are South
Alabama, Louisiana Tech, and Pan American.
• The Cardinal baseball team will travel to
Arkansas State over the weekend to compete in
Sun Belt Conference competition.
• Lamar basketball head coach, Grey
Giovanine, and his assistants will be conducting
day camps and shooting camps for kids ages 7 to
17. The camp sessions are set to run throughout
the summer and are open to both boys and girls.
For more information, contact the Lamar basket-
ball office at (409) 880-8301.
• The baseball season opener has been moved
to April 26. The “now active” players will be given
a few weeks to improve their skills.
• There’s still time to sign-up for recreational
sports’ sand volleyball. There will be individual
contests for mens teams, womens teams and co-ed
teams. The sign-up deadline is April 20.
• Bo Jackson formally announced his retire-
ment from baseball on Tuesday. Jackson cited his
family as a major reason for leaving. He said he
planned to spend more quality time with his wife
and children, and would also like to get into act-
• Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson
talked about maiy opportunities that he is consid-
ering. One of th^se so-called opportunities may lie
in the roots of the NBA. Richardson, who will
speak about theipossibility of losing his best two
players to the NBA, might be tempted to join
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