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S ports I MLB AA2 Contact: I College Football AA3 Frank Jolley Phone: (352) 365-8268 I Outdoors AA6 FAX: (352) 365-1951 I Scoreboard AA10 E-mail: email@example.com I Capsules, Injury report for today’s NFL games. Inside, AA7 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. F 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorenstam set when she “Nine under, that feels like reach the hole.” Pines south course in San Diego.
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