Powell wins discus at event in Stanford
Suzy Powell of Modesto won the discus throw at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on Sunday at Stanford. Powell, competing with Team Asics, made the winning throw of 198 feet, 2 inches on her first of six attempts. She beat Rachel Longors by 23 feet. Longors was second at 175-1. Katie Richardson was third at 174-4.
Section golfers open postseason today
The Sac-Joaquin Section golf postseason kicks off today with the Division I South championship at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, and the Division IV championship at Greenhorn Creek in Angels Camp. The Division I South tournament includes the top golfers from the Modesto Metro Conference and Central California Conference. Turlock high junior Sam Smith (pictured), The Bee's 2007 Boys Golfer of the Year, is considered one of the favorites. Turlock and MMC champion Johansen are also in the team race. Players start teeing off from the first and 10th holes at 9 a.m. The Division IV tournament includes the top golfers from the Valley Oak League, such as Sonora senior Kevin Rei (VOL medalist) and East Union's John Ott (VOL MVP). Shotgun start is at 9 a.m.
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No. 2 Warrior golf team back in action
The No. 2-ranked Cal State Stanislaus golf team opens West/North-west Super Region tournament play today at the Adobe Creek Golf Club in Petaluma. The top team from each region and top individual not on those teams from the super regional advance to the NCAA National Tournament from May 14-17 in Houston. The Warriors are led by three-time CCAA Champion Erick Justesen (pictured), who won three tournaments this season, including the CCAA finale. He and teammate Andy Moren of Turlock were named to the All-CCAA team.
Cubs strike deal with rooftop club owner
The Chicago Cubs have settled a dispute with the owner of a trio of nearby rooftop clubs who refused to share profits with the team. Friday's truce between the team and club owner Tom Gramatis ends a legal battle, which included threats from Wrigley officials to erect windscreens that would have blocked views from the rooftop seats. Under the agreement, Gramatis will continue to pay 17 percent of his profits from two rooftop clubs through 2023. He'll also pay the team an undisclosed annual sum for profits from his Ivy League Baseball Club.