CPA’s Bradshaw named MVP of Arby’s Classic

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | 5:01 pm

Christ Presbyterian Academy point guard Craig Bradshaw was named MVP of the Arby’s Classic on Saturday after the Lions finished in third place.

The Belmont signee had 11 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals in a 67-52 win over Charlotte (N.C.) Christian. He averaged 22 points during the four games in Bristol.

Guard Brandon Cook led CPA (14-2) with 15 points, including five 3-pointers. It was his third game since suffering a concussion, according to the Web site.

Vic Wharton and Jalen Lindsey both added 12.

Lindsey, a 6-foot-6 sophomore forward who has five Division I offers, was also named to the all-tournament team.

Christ School (N.C.) beat Mentor (Ohio) 73-66 in the championship, becoming the first champion from North Carolina in the 29-year history of the tournament.

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Live video and blog of Saturday’s Taft vs. Arlington Grace Prep boys’ basketball game at City of Palms Classic

Friday, December 16, 2011 | 7:46 pm

Coverage of the Taft vs. Arlington (Texas) Grace Prep boys basketball game Saturday afternoon at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., will be live streamed and blogged by our friends at The News-Press in Florida.

The game is at 2:30 p.m. Here is more information on the preview of that game.

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Clo’s Classic Football Game Saturday Night At SRJC

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 1:25 am

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

The lone Santa Rosa Junior College football game under the lights at Bailey Field this season is Saturday against Butte.
The 10th Annual Clo’s Classic Charity Football Game is a NorCal Conference contest that brings one of Northern California’s top junior college squads to Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa, ranked 17th in the region, is 3-3 after losing its conference opener to San Mateo. Butte, ranked 4th, is 5-1 after losing to top ranked City College of San Francisco.
Game time is 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are for general admission, for students, and for seniors and youths 12 and under.
Adding to the festivities, a carnival will be held at the junior college beginning at 5 p.m.
Clover Stornetta Farms sponsors the game with the junior college.

For more information call 527-4237.

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St. Xavier fans in Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic competition

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 | 1:50 pm

From Intersport:

CHICAGO – The search is on for the top high school football fan base in the country and St. Xavier High School is in the running, Intersport announced today.

The winner is wholly determined by fan voting and will be announced on ESPN and Fox Sports Net during the seventh annual Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic Labor Day weekend.

St. Xavier will compete for the title against the 15 schools participating in the Kickoff Classic, including Ohio football powerhouses Pickerington Central, Springfield, Upper Arlington, Cleveland Glenville and Centerville.

 Voting opens Monday, Aug. 1, on the Kickoff Classic Facebook fan page ( and concludes on Friday, Sept. 2. With every vote cast, an interactive leader board will refresh with new standings.

To support St. Xavier, fans can vote as many times as they would like and are able to share their vote with Facebook friends.

The seventh annual Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic is a series of nationally televised high school football games in Ohio and Texas Labor Day weekend. The Ohio games will take place Sept. 4-5 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and will be aired on ESPN networks. Texas contests will take place Sept. 5 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and will be broadcast on FSN.

Ohio schedule

Sept. 4

St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) vs. Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) – Noon ET, ESPNU

Springfield (Springfield, Ohio) vs. Upper Arlington (Columbus, Ohio) – 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Sept. 5

Camden County (Kingsland, Georgia) vs. Cleveland Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio) – Noon ET, ESPN

Indianapolis Cathedral (Indianapolis) vs. Centerville (Dayton, Ohio) – 4 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Texas schedule

Sept. 5

Edna Karr (New Orleans) vs. Arlington Bowie (Arlington, Texas) – 10 a.m. CT, FSN

Skyline (Dallas) vs. Cocoa (Cocoa, Fla.) – 1:15 p.m. CT, FSN

Frederick A. Douglass (Oklahoma City) vs. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – 4:30 p.m. CT, FSN

Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill, Texas) vs. Denton Guyer (Denton, Texas) – 7:45 p.m. CT, FSN

Tickets to the 2011 Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic are for students and for adults, and can be purchased at Tickets are good for entry to all games at Ohio Stadium or Cowboys Stadium for the date purchased.

For event information, behind-the-scenes content and live game updates, follow us on Twitter (@HerbstreitFB) and like us on Facebook (

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Dunn Golf Classic set for July 22

Sunday, July 17, 2011 | 7:00 pm

The inaugural Warren Dunn Memorial Golf Classic will be held July 22 at Nashboro Golf Club to benefit the Antioch football team.

Dunn was a football coach at Antioch.

*1 p.m. shotgun start (4-man scramble).

*Cost includes lunch

*For more information email or

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Won 2 Watch: 2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Monday, April 25, 2011 | 4:12 pm

Congratulations to Brandt Snedeker for winning the 2011 The Heritage in a playoff over one of last weeks picks, Luke Donald. This week, the PGA Tour is headed to the Bayou for the 2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where 3 of the top 10 players in the world are here to include Luke Donald, Steve Stricker and Graeme McDowell. The remainder are still on their self imposed hiatus following the Masters, with the intention of returning next week for the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship.

With that said, this is a great opportunity for a tour player to win against a limited field. The question is, will this year’s winner be a seasoned veteran or will another first time winner emerge like Nick Watney, when he won the 2008 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

I’ll cover both angles in this week’s edition of Won 2 Watch, so let’s get started.

KJ Choi: A PGA Tour veteran of 11 years, Choi has uncharacteristically remained out of the winner’s circle for the past 3 years, with his last PGA Tour victory coming at the 2008 Sony Open. Choi has battled his putter throughout his career, utilizing the oversized grip as his mainstay. However recently, he made some changes to his putting stroke and has been rewarded thus far in 2011 with three top 10 finishes, two of them coming in his last two starts. Choi was also in contention through 3 rounds of the Masters before fading to a T8 on Sunday and was a past champion at the 2002 Compaq Classic of New Orleans; therefore all signs are pointing to the veteran Choi this week.

David Toms: Louisiana native David Toms could use a little home cooking…and it’s not a bad choice to have when you’re talking about New Orleans. Toms has not won since the 2006 Sony Open but that is not without having a number of chances over the past several years. Toms fell short at the 2010 Wyndham Championship behind a historic win by Arjun Atwal. Leading the 2010 McGladrey Classic entering the 3rd round, Toms was outpaced over the weekend, finishing T4. In the off season, Toms replaced Louis Oosthuizen in the 2010 Grand Slam of Golf and played against Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer and Ernie Els. Leading entering the final round, Toms came up short to Ernie Els. Fortunately for Toms, his game is trending in the right direction as he has posted 2 top 10 finishes thus far in 2011; so take a look at the Louisiana native this week.

Chris Couch: Couch is having a great year, posting 4 top 10 finishes in 2011 and is coming off a T14 last week at The Heritage. Couch has good memories at the Zurich Classic, considering that it was his 1st and only PGA Tour victory in 2006. By the look at the way Couch is playing this year, he may be setting the blueprint for his 2nd tour victory.

Jeff Overton: I guess “Boom Baby” hasn’t had much to say since the 2010 Ryder Cup, even though great things were expected out of him when he qualified for the team (along with Rickie Fowler) without a PGA Tour win. Overton is clearly off to a slow start in 2011 with only one top 10 finish in nine tournament starts. However, the great thing about golf is that you always have next week to redeem yourself and Overton enters the 2011 Zurich Classic with past success, posting a T13 in 2009 and a 2nd place finish in 2010. Therefore with a few rolled putts this week, maybe “Boom Baby” will have something more to say.

Jason Dufner: Dufner shows up every once in awhile to make you ask yourself, “now where did he come from?” At the 2010, BMW Championship, Dufner was in contention for his 1st PGA Tour win and at the 2011 Waste Management Open, he found himself in a playoff with the eventual winner, Mark Wilson. Dufner has a good history at the Zurich Classic with a T9 and T7 finish in 2009 & 2010 and is coming off a solid T14 last week at The Heritage, so watch out for Duff this week.

Until next time…all the best on your selections and I’ll catch up with everyone next week for the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship.

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BOB HOPE CLASSIC: Vegas leads, Steele 10 back midway through

Saturday, January 22, 2011 | 12:54 am

Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas is holding onto his lead, heading into his final six holes at 16-under par, which gives him a 1-stroke advantage over Charles Howell III, Chris Couch, Brian Davis and Gary Woodland.

Idyllwild native Brendan Steele has managed to recover from a messy triple-bogey on his fourth hole — the par-4 13th hole at PGA West’s Palmer Private Course — with three birdies that bring him back to 6-under where he started the day.

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Bearcat High School Classic

Monday, January 18, 2010 | 5:45 am

There will be 42 area bowling teams participating in the Bearcat High School Classic starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at S&S Western Bowl on Glenway Avenue.

The tournament will take place the night before the Hoinke Bearcat Classic College Tournament, an event which will feature 59 men’s teams and 24 women’s teams overall (some colleges will bring more than one team) on Saturday.

All college coaches participating in Saturday’s tournament are invited to attend the high school tournament Friday night.

While most college coaches won’t be on the road until about 4 p.m. Friday, about 10 are expected to be in attendance at the high school tournament, according to St. Xavier coach Alan Runkel.

High school coaches say the high school tournament offers a unique opportunity for their bowlers to showcase their talents in front of college programs.

“This Bearcat Classic Tourney is more exciting to me I think than it is for our guys,” Elder coach Dave Sievers wrote in an e-mail. “I’m trying not to put too much pressure on them to perform for the college coaches. I’m taking this more as another tournament at our home. At the same time, I’m going (to) try to promote our guys to the college coaches behind the scenes before and after the tourney.”

Even if all the college coaches aren’t present, they will be given the scores from the high school tournament, according to Runkel.

“This tournament will also be conducted on a college-type lane condition instead of the typical high school lane condition which is more forgiving of errant shots,” Runkel said. “This will give the high school bowlers a peek into what college bowling is all about.”

College recruiting is getting more competitive every year, according to Mercy coach Mike McDonald, who noted some area bowlers received significant scholarship money over the past few year.

Urbana and Notre Dame College are among some Ohio college programs that offer scholarship money related to bowling, according to Runkel.

Friday’s tournament will also be unique in that it begins at night; most regular-season tournaments will start early in the morning and matches often start in late afternoon during the week.

It will also be the second significant high school tournament S&S Western Bowl has hosted within the past month. The Holiday Classic hosted more than 30 teams in mid-December.

McDonald and Runkel said they expect a thrilling atmosphere on Friday night.

“I think it’s going to be a madhouse; I think it’s going to be great,” McDonald said.

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