Sports Digest: Andrean grad wins GCA USBC scholarship

2013-08-04T21:15:00Z 2013-09-16T18:37:12Z Sports Digest: Andrean grad wins GCA USBC scholarship
August 04, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro golf

TIGER CRUISES TO SEVEN-SHOT WIN: Tiger Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event — matching the PGA Tour record he shares for victories in a single tournament.

After a second-round 61 in which he flirted with 59, Woods ended up at 15-under 265 to easily beat defending champ Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson.


Auto racing

KAHNE HOLDS GORDON AT POCONO: Kasey Kahne got the jump on Jeff Gordon off the final restart with two laps left and pulled away to win at Pocono Raceway.

Kahne had the car to beat for the final half of Sunday's 400-mile race until a late caution bunched up the field. Gordon, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, took the lead and seemed poised to win his first race of the season. After the final caution, Kahne was strong enough this time off the restart in the No. 5 Chevrolet.

Kahne also won at Bristol this season. His win helped solidify his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Gordon finished second on his 42nd birthday. Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top five.

The top five cars were Chevrolets.

KIMBALL CLAIMS FIRST CAREER WIN: Charlie Kimball slipped by Simon Pagenaud with 18 laps remaining and pulled away to win the Indy 200 on Sunday at Mid-Ohio.

Racing in a backup car after wrecking in practice Saturday morning, Kimball beat Pagenaud to the finish line by more than 5 seconds for his first career IndyCar victory.

Pagenaud held on for second. Dario Franchitti was third, followed by Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Points leader Helio Castroneves rallied from 15th to sixth. Scott Dixon's bid to win a fourth straight race never materialized. He finished seventh.




FRANKLIN WINS RECORD SIX GOLDS: Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium one more time in Spain before heading off to college.

With that step, the 18-year-old joined a very exclusive club.

Missy, we'd like to introduce you to Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Ian Thorpe and Kristin Otto.

She claimed her record sixth gold medal of the world championships Sunday, swimming the leadoff leg for the Americans in the 400-meter medley relay. Franklin gave the U.S. a slight lead in the backstroke, and her teammates — Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano — made it look easy from there.


College bowling

ANDREAN GRAD WINS GCA USBC SCHOLARSHIP: Andrean graduate and Griffith resident Jake McCoy was named the Greater Calumet Area USBC's 2012-13 $1,000 scholarship award winner.

"Jake McCoy exemplifies everything we hope to see in a scholarship winner," said Mike Kozy, GCA USBC president. "He has had an outstanding academic career at Andrean and has broadened his knowledge with his extracurriculars in sports and music. We expect that he will become an adult who is a leader in whatever he does."

Among McCoy's highlights is a 4.04 four-year high school grade point average. His lowest semester came in the during his freshman year, when his GPA was 3.9. Throughout his high school career, which was full of honors and advanced placement classes, he received no grades lower than a B.

McCoy will attend St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, planning to major in accounting or business finance.

Prep baseball

ERRORS COST CHIEFS IN WORLD SERIES: The Hammond Chiefs committed three errors that led to five unearned runs in the seventh inning at the Babe Ruth Pastime World Series at Ohio State University. The runs led to a 7-6 loss to the Illinois Indians, ending the Chiefs summer season.

The Chiefs held a 6-2 lead heading into the seventh, before all of the runs scored with one out in the inning. The winning run, scored on a sacrifice fly, came after the Chiefs had changed pitchers twice.

Starting pitcher Matt Dvorscak had eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings and went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Corey Rusboldt was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI as the Chiefs scattered 10 hits. 

Youth softball

LADY PLAYMAKERS TO HOLD TRYOUTS: The Lady Playmakers 12-and-under travel softball team will hold tryouts at 5 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Caldwell Sports Complex, located at 173rd and Parrish Avenues. For details or to schedule a tryout, call Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.

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