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SPORTS
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
photo Starting QB set, for now

Heavner wins job for Saturday scrimmage

Head football coach Mike Stoops announced yesterday that freshman Kris Heavner will be the starting quarterback for the remainder of spring practice and the Spring Game this weekend.

"He has shown the most consistency throughout the first couple scrimmages and team settings," Stoops said. "He has shown the most poise and ability to move our football team." [Read article]

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photo Tomey visits UA practice

Yesterday, Arizona football's past met its present and both came away feeling rosy.

Former UA head coach and Texas assistant head coach/defensive ends coach Dick Tomey visited Arizona football practice yesterday. Tomey, who went 95-64-4 at the UA from 1987-2000, is Arizona's all-time winningest coach.

"It was great (having Tomey there). He has done a lot for this program, and they set a great standard for defense. And I've always had respect for great defenses," UA head coach Mike Stoops said. "He set a number of records when he was here." [Read article]

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Baseball cashes in on 12 walks to win big in Vegas

The Arizona baseball team got out of a fifth-inning jam and went on to beat UNLV 11-2 last night in Las Vegas.

The Wildcats (17-15-1) scored nine runs in the sixth and seventh innings and got another good outing from junior pitcher Koley Kolberg to beat the Rebels.

Kolberg (5-2) earned the win, throwing six innings and allowing just one run.

The Wildcats' offense benefited from a rough night for the Rebels' pitching staff. UNLV walked 12 batters, including five in the sixth inning, and gave up only seven hits to Arizona. [Read article]

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photo Track returns to Calif. to compete in Mt. SAC relays

The Arizona track and field teams compete in the 46th annual Mt. SAC relays in Walnut, Calif., this week.

The men's decathlon and women's heptathlon will be held today and tomorrow at Azusa Pacific University. The main events, hosted by Mt. San Antonio College, get underway Friday and continue through Sunday.

As one of the year's premier events, the competition is expected to attract some of world's most elite athletes, including those who hope to compete in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. [Read article]

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Club Sports Notes: Men's volleyball falls short in title try

While a fifth national championship in the last six years eluded the UA men's volleyball A team this weekend, the B team continued the tradition of Arizona dominance.

Senior outside hitter Turner Elliott led the A team to a ninth-place finish in the Division I bracket and earned all-tournament honors in Charlotte, N.C., last weekend.

Meanwhile, sophomore outside hitter Kevin Logan and sophomore setter Chris Lishko garnered all-tournament honors for the Division III national champion Wildcats. [Read article]

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