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Published: Tuesday, 3/30/2004

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL..............

Men

NCAA Tournament

FINAL FOUR

ALAMODOME, San Antonio

Semifinals

Saturday

Oklahoma State (31-3) vs. Georgia Tech (27-9), 6:07 p.m.

Duke (31-5) vs. Connecticut (31-6), 8:47 p.m.

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CHAMPIONSHIP

Monday, April 5

Semifinal winners

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NIT

SEMIFINALS

Tonight

Madison Sq. Garden, New York

Rutgers (19-12) vs. Iowa State (20-12), 7 p.m.

Oregon (18-12) vs. Michigan (21-11), 9:30 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Thursday

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

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Women

NCAA Tournament

EAST REGIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP

Last night

Civic Center, Hartford, Conn.

Connecticut 66, Penn State 49

MIDEAST REGIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP

Tonight

Ted Constant Center, Norfolk, Va.

Duke (30-3) vs. Minnesota (24-8), 7

MIDWEST REGIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP

Tonight

Noble Center, Norman, Okla.

Stanford (27-6) vs. Tennessee (29-3), 9

WEST REGIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP

Last night

Bank of America Arena, Seattle

LSU 62, Georgia 60

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THE FINAL FOUR

New Orleans

SEMIFINALS

Sunday, April 4

Connecticut (29-4) vs. Mideast champion, 7 or 9:30 p.m.

Midwest champion vs. LSU (27-7), 7 or 9:30 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Tuesday, April 6

Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m.

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WNIT

CHAMPIONSHIP

Tonight

UNLV (26-7) at Creighton (23-9), 8:05

BOWLING HONOR ROLL..............

300 games

Gary Geer, Twin Oaks, 300-278-225-803

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High series

Men (750 or better)

Frank Machcinski, Rossford.............. 812

Mike Aumiller, Twin Oaks..............804

Jeff Kuhnle, Twin Oaks.............. 794

Wally Smotherman, Twin Oaks.............. 780

Corey Beaubien, Timbers.............. 759

Bill Caster, Twin Oaks..............755

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Women (650 or better)

Lashawn Staples, University.............. 751

Lora Brooks, Imperial.............. 728

Tracy Autman, Interstate.............. 690

Marcia Riffle, Twin Oaks.............. 679

Linda Meach, Interstate..............669

TRANSACTIONS..............

BASEBALL

American League

ANAHEIM ANGELS – Agreed to terms with LHP Yoshitaka Mizuo on a one-year contract. Designated C Tom Gregorio for assignment. Reassigned C Wil Nieves to their minor league camp.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Optioned OF Joe Borchard and C Michael Rivera to Charlotte of the IL. Reassigned INF Kelly Dransfledt and OF Jeremy Reed to their minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Optioned RHP Scott Proctor to Columbus of the IL. Placed RHP Jon Lieber, RHP Orlando Hernandez and 1B Travis Lee on the 15-day disabled list. Purchased the contract of LHP Donovan Osborne from Columbus. Reassigned OF Darren Bragg, INF Homer Bush, INF Felix Escalona and C Joe Girardi to Columbus.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS – Assigned LHP Bobby Seay outright to Durham of the IL.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Optioned INF Howie Clark to Syracuse of the IL.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS – Sent RHP Juan Cerros outright to Louisville of the IL.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Optioned LHP Jeriome Robertson and RHP Kirk Saarloos to New Orleans of the PCL. Reassigned INF Phil Hiatt and OF Ryan Thompson to their minor league camp.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Acquired OF Kerry Robinson from St. Louis for OF Brian Hunter.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NBA – Suspended Chicago F-C Tyson Chandler for one game for throwing a punch at Atlanta F Michael Bradley in a March 27 game.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Signed G Mateen Cleaves to a 10-day contract.

Women s National Basketball Association

INDIANA FEVER – Signed G Jaynetta Saunders.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS – Agreed to terms with DT Oliver Gibson on a two-year contract.

CHICAGO BEARS – Acquired FB Bryan Johnson from Washington for an undisclosed draft pick.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Re-signed DL Larry Smith. Signed P Nathan Chapman.

MIAMI DOLPHINS – Signed TE John Jones to a two-year contract.

Canadian Football League

OTTAWA RENEGADES – Signed QB Brad Banks to a two-year contract.

NFL Europe

COLOGNE CENTURIONS – Signed DL Ryan Atoe to the practice squad. Waived DL Lance Gibson.

RHEIN FIRE – Terminated the contract of OL Jeff Grzeskowiak.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Recalled C Donald MacLean from Syracuse of the AHL. Assigned D Aaron Johnson to Syracuse.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS – Recalled D Nolan Baumgartner and RW Jason King from Manitoba of the AHL.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES – Announced D Shawn Dennis has been recalled by the Atlanta Thrashers.

COLLEGE

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL – Named Sergio Rouco men s basketball coach.

COLLEGE HOCKEY..............

NCAA Division I

EAST REGIONAL

Championship

Saturday

Maine 2, Wisconsin 1, OT

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WEST REGIONAL

Championship

Saturday

Denver 1, North Dakota 0

NORTHEAST REGIONAL

Championship

Sunday

Boston College 3, Michigan 2

MIDWEST REGIONAL

Championship

Sunday

Minnesota Duluth 3, Minnesota 1

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THE FROZEN FOUR

Fleet Center, Boston

Semifinals

Thursday, April 8

Boston College (29-8-4) vs. Maine (32-7-3), noon or 6 p.m.

Denver (25-12-5) vs. Minnesota Duluth (28-12-4), noon or 6 p.m.

Championship

Saturday, April 10

TBA, 7 p.m.

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ECHL..............

LAST NIGHT

San Diego at Fresno

HOLE IN ONE..............

CLICK HUNT, No. 10 at Lekarica Hills CC, Fla., 172 yards, 7-wood.

SCHEDULES NEEDED..............

COACHES, ATHLETIC DIRECTORS, AND LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS at the leagues and schools listed below are asked to submit their 2004 football schedules to Bob Bates, The Blade Sports Dept., PO Box 921., Toledo, 436978-0921 or fax the schedule to Bates at 419-724-6116.

CITY LEAGUE: Bowsher, Central Catholic, Clay, Libbey, Rogers, Scott, Start, St. Francis, St. John s, Waite, Whitmer, Woodward

NORTHERN LAKES LEAUGE: Anthony Wayne, Bowling Green, Maumee, Northview, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Southview.

SUBURBAN LAKES LEAGUE: Eastwood, Elmwood, Genoa, Lake, Lakota, Otsego, Woodmore

NORTHWEST OHIO ATHLETIC LEAGUE: Archbold, Bryan, Delta, Evergreen, Liberty Center, Montpelier, Patrick Henry, Swanton, Wauseon

TOLEDO AREA ATHLETIC CONF.: Cardinal Stritch, Danbury, Northwood, Ottawa Hills, Toledo Christian

MIDLAND ATHLETIC LEAGUE: Carey, Fostoria St. Wendelin, Fremont St. Joe, Hopewell-Loudon, Mohawk, North Baltimore, Seneca East, Tiffin Calvert.

SANDUSKY BAY CONFERENCE: Clyde, Edison, Huron, Margaretta, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Sandusky St. Mary, Sandusky Perkins

GREAT BUCKEYE CONFERENCE: Findlay, Fremont Ross, Lima Senior, Marion Harding, Napoleon, Sandusky

BLANCHARD VALLEY CONFERENCE: Arcaida, Arlington, Cory-Rawson, Hardin Northern, Leipsic, Liberty-Benton, McComb, Pandora-Gilboa, Van Buren, Vanlue.

NORTHERN OHIO LEAGUE: Bellevue, Bucyrus, , Galion, Norwalk, Shelby, Upper Sandusky, Willard.

GREEN MEADOWS CONFERENCE: Antwerp, Ayersville, Edgerton, Fairview, Hicksville, Holgate, Tinora, Wayne Trace

OTHER NORTHWEST OHIO: Columbus Grove, Defiance, Edon, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont Ross, Hilltop. Napoleon, Oak Harbor, Ottawa-Glandorf, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Tiffin Columbian

MICHIGAN TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE: Adrian Madison, Britton-Deerfield, Morenci, Sand Creek, Summerfield, Whiteford, Whitmore Lake

LENAWEE COUNTY ATHLETIC ASSOC.: Blissfield, Clinton, Dundee, Erie Mason, Hudson, Ida, Onsted

OTHER SE MICHIGAN: Addison, Adrian, Bedford, Hillsdale, Monroe, Monroe Jefferson, Monroe St. Mary CC, Tecumseh.

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Contact Robert Bates at:

Rbates@theblade.com

or 419-724-6110

PREP BASEBALL..............

Arcadia.............. 000 000 – 0 1 1

Gibsonburg.............. 300 20x – 5 4 2

WP-Black. LP-Spridgeon. Stevenson (G), 1-2, 3 RBI.

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Hopewell.............. 000 001 0 – 1 5 1

Woodmore.............. 000 022 x – 4 3 0

WP-Dyer. LP-Egbert. Dyer (W), 2-2, 2 RBI.

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Eastwood.............. 060 010 – 7 8 1

Fostoria.............. 000 001 – 1 1 1

WP-Albright. LP-Kaminsky. Kuhlman (E), -2-3.

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Fayette.............. 000 00 - 0 2 1

Emmanuel Baptist.............. 136 0x - 10 8 0

WP-Herr. LP-Laninder. Herr (EB), 1-3, 2 RBI.

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Swanton.............. 011 430 1 - 10 7 2

Evergreen.............. 021 100 0 - 4 7 6

WP-Secory. LP-Carr. Camp (S), 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI.

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Rossford.............. 000 000 0 – 0 1 3

Waite.............. 201 002 x – 5 3 0

WP-Gillhouse. LP-Pheils. Gillhouse (W), 2-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI.

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Edgerton.............. 001 011 – 3 3 4

Delta.............. 100 13x – 5 8 2

WP-Torres. LP-Everett. Parker (D), 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI.

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Clay.............. 001 010 0 – 2 4 3

Southview.............. 200 000 1 – 3 5 3

WP-Folley. LP-Zenk. Folley (S), 2-4, 2B, game-winning RBI.

PREP SOFTBALL..............

Miller City ..............000 000 0 - 0 2 3

Pettisville ..............010 000 x - 1 6 0

WP-Genter. LP-Wenzinger. Bruner (P), 2-3.

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Gibsonburg.............. 201 202 1 – 8 9 2

Toledo Christian.............. 000 000 0 – 0 4 5

WP-Warren. LP-Schad. Warren (G), 2-3, 2B.

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Central.............. 000 000 0 – 0 2 1

Anthony Wayne.............. 030 040 x – 7 9 5

WP-Pilcher. LP-Mikolajczyk. Heinlein (AW), 3-3, 3B, 3 RBI.

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Archbold.............. 001 102 1 – 5 6 0

Otsego.............. 000 100 0 – 1 5 4

WP-Stahl. LP-Limes. Rychener (A), 2-4, RBI, 3B.

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Ayersville.............. 256 212 – 18 12 3

N. Baltimore.............. 008 000 – 8 10 5

WP-McCoy. LP-King. Carnahan (A), 2B, 3B, 3 RBI.

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Evergreen.............. 090 003 2 – 14 8 3

Stritch.............. 000 103 0 – 4 7 7

WP-Bagi. LP-Henning. Haley Keller (E), 2-4.

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Rossford ..............000 000 2 - 2 6 0

Bowsher.............. 000 102 x - 3 4 3

WP-Farringer. LP-Hinkle. Snowberger (B), 2-3, 2B.

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Hopewell-Loudon.............. 370 310 2 - 16 12 0

Woodmore.............. 000 200 2 - 4 3 3

WP-A. Brose. LP-Beam. Nedolast (HL), 2-5, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI.

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NOTES..............

East Toledo Junior High School is seeking EIGHTH-GRADE FOOTBALL OPPONENTS for the 2004 season. Interested schools call 419-693-3271 or 419-693-5332.

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ST. JOHN S JESUIT adult basketball fans are invited to celebrate the season tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school. Coach Ed Heintschel and the state runner-up team will be on hand. Food and beverages will be provided.

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Bowsher High School will retire the jersey of basketball star JAZLYN DAVIS tonight. The ceremony will take place during the Winter Sports Banquet at the school, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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The fifth annual TOLEDO AREA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE S Hall of Fame dinner will be held April 1 at Inverness Club, with social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 and induction ceremony at 8. The inductees are Wendy Roberts of Ottawa Hills, Chris Pryor of Danbury and Dave Wlodarz of Cardinal Stritch. The featured speaker will be Clair Muscaro, commissioner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. For ticket information call Joe Horvath at 419-841-6173.

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A SPRING BASKETBALL LEAGUE for boys and girls in grades 5 to 8 will begin April 24. Call Brent Stanley at 419-837-3017 for details.



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