Originally created 11/10/99

Overtime: Season tickets for Stallions go on sale



Season tickets for the inaugural season of Augusta Stallions arenafootball2 went on sale Tuesday at the Stallions office on Wrightsboro Road.

The Stallions, with eight home games, are offering four seating levels in Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center:

"In the Action Seats" -- three rows of seats from goal line to goal line on both sides of the field. $200 per seat.

"In the Saddle Seats" -- located in the lower permanent seating bowl of the civic center. $144 per seat.

Endzone Seats" -- In the end zones -- $96 per seat.

"In the Stable Seats" -- located in the upper level of the civic center. $64 per seat.

"We have made it affordable for the entire family to enjoy Augusta Stallions arenafootball2 action," said team general manager Scott Skadan."That was very important to our owner (Frank Lawrence) and our staff."

Season tickets can be purchased at the Stallions office on the Bobby Jones Ford property on Wrightsboro Road or by telephone (706) 738-9539.

The Stallions open the season April 14.

BOXING:

Laila Ali is starting to sound like her father.

Muhammad Ali's daughter predicts she will knock out her opponent -- Shadina Pennybaker, a 28-year-old accounting student who will be making her pro debut -- when she fights for the second time as a professional boxer tonight in West Virginia. Pennybaker was 2-1 as an amateur.

"My goal is to win," Ali said. "I'm not saying my goal is to knock her out. I'm saying it's going to happen."

Ali wouldn't say whether this fight at the Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort in Chester, W.Va., will end as quickly as her first one. That bout took all of 31 seconds, a knockout of April Fowler on Oct. 8 in Verona, N.Y.

ALL-AMERICAN:

Tamika Catchings, part of Chamique Holdsclaw's supporting cast during her first two seasons at Tennessee, stood on her own Tuesday as the top vote-getter on The Associated Press preseason All-America team in women's basketball.

Catchings, 6-foot-1, was the only repeater from last year's preseason team and appeared on 43 of 45 ballots cast by a national media panel.

Tennessee's Semeka Randall also made the team, along with UCLA's Maylana Martin, Connecticut's Svetlana Abrosimova and Georgia's Kelly Miller. Abrosimova received 37 votes, Martin 36, Miller 25 and Randall 18.

Martin is the only senior among the five. The rest are juniors.

Catchings becomes the third player placed on the preseason team more than once. Holdsclaw was voted to the team three times and Connecticut's Kara Wolters twice. The AP began its preseason women's team in 1994.