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Sunday, September 20, 2009                                                          The Daily Commercial                                                                               AA SECTION

                                                14TH ANNUAL MDB BULLDOG INVITATIONAL
                 Don                                                                                                                           Former SLHS
                 Hunsberger
                 Sports
                 Columnist
                                                                                                                                              wrestling coach
 Hissy fits                                                                                                                                     dies during
  can be                                                                                                                                      match in Finland
                                                                                                                                                     FRANK JOLLEY                 wrestling program in 2006

entertaining                                                                                                                                             Staff Writer

                                                                                                                                               Mike Cain, who founded
                                                                                                                                             the wrestling program at
                                                                                                                                                                                  and coached the team for
                                                                                                                                                                                  two seasons before the pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                  gram was discontinued in
                                                                                                                                             South Lake High School, died         2008 for budgetary reasons.


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      or sheer entertainment value,                                                                                                                                               When Cain began to build
                                                                                                                                             Sept. 6 while competing at
      there’s nothing better than                                                                                                            the      Veterans      World         the program, more than 100
      watching multi-millionaires                                                                                                            Championships in Kouvola,            student-athletes — boys and
throw temper tantrums in public.                                                                                                             Finland.                             girls — signed up to become
And if they happen to be among the                                                                                                             Cain was 52 years old.             charter members of the team.
biggest names in sports, so much                                                                                                               According to a press release          “It was unbelievable,” Cain
the better.                                                                                                                                  from the championships,              said in 2006. “We had 112
   But Serena Williams’ explosion                                                                                                            Cain collapsed during his            kids sign up. Schools with
against linesmen, referees and tennis                                                                                                        opening-round match. He              established programs rarely
                                                                                                                                             received immediate medical           attract more than 30
in general during the women’s final
                                                                                                                                             assistance, the released stat-       wrestlers. That was enough
at the U.S. Open set a new standard.
                                                                                                                                             ed, but those providing care         proof that (this) was the right
Not only did she sully — perma-                                                                                                                                                   time to launch a team.”
nently — the regard in which she                                                                                                             could not revive him.
                                                                                                                                               Cain was competing in the             Two members of Cain’s
used to be held by the majority of                                                                                                                                                first team, Will and Brian
                                                                                                                                             286-pound weight class in
the world’s tennis fans, but she also                                                                                                        Division D, which was for            Allen, represented the school
called into question her sanity.                                                                                                             wrestlers between the ages of        at the Class 2A-Region 2
Watching the replays, over and over,                                                                                                         51 and 55 years of age. There        tournament in 2007.
I got the feeling Serena would have                                                                                                          were three wrestlers in his             In 2008, Angelica Waaser,
physically attacked the officials had                                                                  VICTORIA ALDRICH / DAILY COMMERCIAL   weight class and Cain was            the only female in the South
not so many people been watching               Mount Dora Bible's Christina McKinney crosses the finish line at the 14th annual Mount Dora   posthumously awarded the             Lake program, finished sixth
from the stands — or on television.            Bible Bulldog Invitational cross country competition Saturday at Mount Dora Bible. The        Bronze Medal, which was              at the state finals.
The sight of this well-muscled,                eighth grader finished 10th, the second-best finish by a Lake County runner. The event was    accepted by his teammates.
prime-of-her-life world-class athlete          attended by teams from across Central Florida.                                                  Cain formed South Lake’s                   See CAIN AA3
towering over a clearly cowed offi-
cial was unnerving — even at a dis-
tance. And no matter what had hap-                                                        FLORIDA 23, TENNESSEE 13
pened previously, especially the
foot-fault called at a time when
none but the most egregious are
ever questioned, Serena’s tantrum
was nothing more than a narcissistic
                                                                                                                                                                        Impressive
foray into her own personal “I can
do anything” world.
   Not that athletes throwing hissy-
fits is anything new.
                                                                                                                                                                         enough
   Serena’s outburst merely took the                                                                                                                                     No. 1 Florida holds off
clubhouse lead from John McEnroe
in the tennis competition.
                                                                                                                                                                        feisty Tennessee 23-13
   At Wimbledon in 1981, an official                                                                                                                                                MARK LONG
                                                                                                                                                                                    Associated Press
had the temerity to suggest that one
of McEnroe’s serves was long. In an                                                                                                                                    GAINESVILLE — No. 1 Florida didn’t
expletive-laced fit of pique, and                                                                                                                                   embarrass Tennessee and its new coach,
despite several warnings, McEnroe                                                                                                                                   just beat them behind Tim Tebow and a
coined the phrase that has defined                                                                                                                                  stingy defense.
him ever since. “You cannot be seri-                                                                                                                                   Tebow ran for 76 yards and a touch-
ous,” the tennis brat told umpire Ed                                                                                                                                down, Caleb Sturgis kicked three field goals
James in a rant that timed out at a                                                                                                                                 and the Gators opened Southeastern
                                                                                                                                                                    Conference play with a 23-13 victory over
bit more than 5 minutes.
                                                                                                                                                                    the Volunteers on Saturday.
TIGER? SAY IT AIN’T SO                                                                                                                                                 The Gators (3-0, 1-0) won their fifth
  The one total meltdown that sur-                                                                                                                                  straight in the series and set a school record
prised almost everyone this year                                                                                                                                    with their 13th
                                                                                                                                                                    consecutive vic-
came from Tiger Woods at the                                                                                                                                                               I No. 3 USC falls
                                                                                                                                                                    tory.
Deutsche Bank Championship. His                                                                                                                                        Florida started     to Washington.
tee shot on No. 5 sailed far right,                                                                                                                                 counting down          Scores, box
after which the world No. 1                                                                                                                                         for this one           scores, page AA3.
slammed his driver into the ground,                                                                                                                                 more than nine
then released it. As a result the club                                                                                                                              months        ago,
went flying 10 yards down the fair-                                                                                                                                 right after Lane
way. Anyone who follows golf has                                                                                                                                    Kiffin vowed to sing “Rocky Top” all night
witnessed Tiger’s frequent reliance                                                                                                                                 long after beating the Gators. Kiffin also
on F-bombs to describe a particular-                                                                                                                                riled up Florida with his false allegations of
ly errant shot. But for Woods, whose                                                                                                                                NCAA violations by Florida coach Urban
entire career has been defined by                                                                                                                                   Meyer.
major championship wins and so                                                                                                                                         The Gators downplayed Kiffin’s com-
much money that his golf earnings                                                                                                                                   ments publicly, but privately vowed to
pale by comparison, to explode                                                                                                                                      make him pay on the field.
                                                                                                                                                                       Meyer and Kiffin exchanged a quick
seems somehow less forgivable than,
                                                                                                                                                                    handshake when it ended. Meyer then
say, Corey (friggin) Pavin (which is                                                                                                                                spent more time with several Tennessee
how Tiger refers to him.)                                                                                                                                           players, offering them congratulations on a
MJ? NOT HIM, TOO                                                                                                                                                    game well played.
                                                                                                                                                                       Tebow, return man Brandon James and
   And how about Michael Jordan’s                                                                                                                                   the defense did most of the damage — no
                                                                                                                                              PHIL SANDLIN / AP
tantrum masquerading as an accept-
                                               Florida's Jeff Demps (2) breaks between Tennessee's Janzen Jackson (15) and Eric Berry (14) during the second
ance speech at the Basketball Hall of
                                               half to score a touchdown during Saturday’s game in Gainesville. Florida defeated Tennessee 23-13.                               See GATORS, AA3
Fame last week. For reasons known
only to the gods, Jordan chose an
occasion at which inductees ritually
thank everyone who helped them
succeed in life to trash most of the
                                               Choi shoots 63 to lead Samsung
people involved in his success. He               ASSOCIATED PRESS             won here in 2002 and           12-under on a normal golf
                                                                              2005. Choi was a stroke        course. This is not a very
took shots at his high school coach,              SAN DIEGO — All phases      from tying the tourna-         easy golf course.”
his college coach, two professional            of Na Yeon Choi’s game         ment’s single-round low           Miyazato was three
coaches — the list goes on to include          were clicking on Saturday      set by Grace Park in 2004.     strokes back in third after
even David Thompson, the man who               and it showed in her third       Choi has never won on        her third straight 68.
                                               round at the Samsung                                             No. 1-ranked Lorena
presented him. During this, one of             World Championship.            the LPGA Tour, but has
the rudest, most self-indulgent                                               eight top-10 finishes this     Ochoa of Mexico shot a 72
                                                  The South Korean shot a
speeches of the century, Air Jordan            career-best 9-under 63 to      year, including a tie for      and was tied for fourth
                                               take a two-stroke lead over    ninth at the U.S. Women’s      place with Paula Creamer,
sank from hero to zero in the eyes of                                                                        seven strokes back.
                                               compatriot and second-         Open.
basketball fans everywhere.                                                                                     After making the turn at
                                               round leader Jiyai Shin,         After yielding 14 rounds
   I’m not sure what any of this                                              in the 60s the first two       30, Choi had birdies on
                                               who had a 68.
means, beyond the obvious — that                                              days, the course was           Nos. 11-12 to get to 8
                                                  “I had a great round
today’s athletes, living a pampered            today,” Choi said. “I feel     toughened up with faster       under and have a chance
lifestyle made possible by more                almost perfect with every-     greens and tighter pin         at a 59, the LPGA Tour
money than any of them are worth,              thing. My driver was good,     placements on Saturday.        record Sorenstam set in
have apparently decided that the               iron shot good, and wedge      Only Ai Miyazato of Japan      2001 at the Standard
                                               and putter good. I think       (68), Shin and Choi shot in    Register PING.
thrill of victory is the only thing
                                               perfect today.”                60s. Shin and Miyazato,           “I didn’t think about
that matters. The agony of defeat is                                                                         that,” Choi said. “Actually
                                                  Choi finished at 15-        who played together, were
for chumps.                                                                                                  I didn’t know that after                                                                  REED SAXON / AP
                                               under 201 to tie the tour-     amazed by Choi’s score.
                                               nament’s       three-round       “That’s a really solid       12th hole I had made a          Na Yeon Choi eyes her putt on the first green during Saturday’s third
Don Hunsberger is a sports columnist for the
Daily Commercial. He may be reached at don-    record     that     Annika     round,” Miyazato said.         birdie putt. I just try and     round of the LPGA Samsung World Championship on the Torrey
hunsberger@dailycommercial.com.                Sorenstam set when she         “Nine under, that feels like   reach the hole.”                Pines south course in San Diego.

								
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