Sports in Brief 1o/12

Ocean Shores Scramble winners crowned

The team of Chris Hansen, Shawn Carson and Ryan Earl won the Ocean Shores Three-Man Scramble Golf Tournament last weekend at the Ocean Shores Golf Course.

The Hansen-Carson-Earl team finished with a 36-hole total of 121. Scott Haugen, Seth Palsson and Larry Yeager took net honors. Final results:

Gross — Chris Hansen-Shawn Carson-Ryan Earl 121, Brad Buck-Kohn Dewyne-Ryan McClintock 122, Grayson Karsten-Bill Spring-Jay Thompson 125, Tracy Maneman-Dane Warnstadt-Bum Kim 126, Brad Kimbrell-Joe Langer-Peter Sherlock 126.

Net — Scott Haugan-Seth Palsson-Larry Yeager 114.8, Scott Howard-Chad Sanek-Dan Walla 117.4, Sean Connolly-Ross Harrison-Kirk Nordhaugen 118.4, Joe Beltico-Donnie Dalebout-Adam Williams 119, Patrick Durney-Sang Suh-Matt Scott 119.

Senior Division Gross — Mike Dahl-William Brown-James Cash 119, Kyle Ewing-Gary Lynd-Tony Vincent 127, Jim Maki-Craig Royce-Dan Meldrich 128.

Senior Division Net — Ron Bennett-Rick Manwell-Roger Ainsworth 113.4, Ken Coleman-Joe DeBruyne-Mark Wells 115.6, Carol Ryan-Mike Ryan-Jeff Short 116.

KP — McClintock-Buck-Dewyne, Cogdall-Ohashki-Oberbillig, Ewing-Lynd-Vincent, Johnson-Smith-Wobbrock, Bagnell-Peterson-Kelly, Clark-Levesque-Thurman, Bee-Hirano-Jessee, Androsko-Frans-Haesel, Haugen-Palsson-Yeager, Jenkins-Kissner-Looker.

Pittsley, Murdock nab 400 Club titles

Sharon Pittsley and Jean Murdock won their respective divisions in the Grays Harbor Women’s Bowling Association 400 Club Tournament last weekend at Elma Lanes.

Pittsley won the A Division with a handicap total of 926. Murdock took the B Division with 987. Other division winners:

A Division: High Series — Melissa Cook 778. High Game — Sharon Ditton 179. High Game With Handicap — Ginger Fisher 276.

B Division: High Series — Terri Norris 640. High Game — Jeanne Harquett 172. High Game With Handicap — Gwen Keller 244.

Fastpitch association board meeting Sunday

The Hoquiam Girls Fastpitch Association will host its board meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hoquiam VFW.

Football pundit Beano Cook dies

Beano Cook, the college football commentator with an encyclopedic knowledge of the sport he dearly loved, has died.

The 81-year-old Boston native had worked for ESPN since 1986 and was the sports information director at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, from 1956 to 1966. The school announced Thursday that Cook had died in his sleep.

“He was one of a kind,” ESPN executive chairman George Bodenheimer said. “There never was and never will be another Beano. His combination of humor, passion, love of college football and his engaging personality left an indelible mark on the sport and touched anyone who knew him.”

Born Carroll H. Cook, he grew up in Pittsburgh before graduating from the university in 1954, and was known for his love of the college game and, in particular, championing the cause of northeastern teams including Penn State and Pitt before either school was a nationally known power.

He wasn’t always right, but he wasn’t afraid to make bold pronouncements, such as when he predicted Notre Dame freshman quarterback Ron Powlus would win at least two Heisman trophies. Powlus never even won one, but Cook’s prediction made him famous forever. He was an unapologetic defender of college football, while recognizing its warts, and wasn’t shy about touting its superiority to the pro game.

AP & Daily World staff reports