Originally created 09/17/00


Augustans Larry Evans and Ale Fabio Kennedy were the overall male and female winners in Saturday's annual Broad Street Ramble.

Evans posted a time of 33:26.98 for the 10-kilometer route, while Kennedy had a 41:16.7 clocking.

Masters winners were David Allison (36:20.7) of North Augusta and Joy Ardrey (47:06.6) of Augusta.

SOCCER: Augusta State recorded its fourth shutout and sixth victory in seven matches Saturday as the Jaguars rolled over Southern Wesleyan 4-0 in Central, S.C.

Goalkeepers Jon Parrish and Mike Raedy each played 45 minutes to protect the shutout, while Scott Montgomery, Jonathan Vick, Keith Borthwick and Ryan Rogall scored the goals. Ryan Marshall, Robbie Peterson, Montgomery and Vick contributed assists.

USC Aiken visits Augusta State on Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a Peach Belt Athletic Conference matchup.

HORSE RACING: The fierce battle to the wire had everyone at Belmont Park on their feet yelling with three lead changes in the first 440 yards and then the stretch run. Everyone, that is, except Lemon Drop Kid's trainer, Aiken native Scotty Schulhofer.

"I was totally confident," Scotty Schulhofer said after Lemon Drop Kid prevailed by a head over Behrens to win the $500,000 Woodward Stakes for his fourth straight victory. "Once he got his head in front, I knew he would win the photo. Everyone around me was screaming. Not me. It was the most relaxed day I've had in racing."

Lemon Drop Kid, coming off victories in the Brooklyn, Suburban and Whitney Handicaps, returned $3.40, $2.20 and $2.10 to his backers in the crowd of 20,189 as the narrow favorite, and earned $300,000 for owners Jeanne Vance and Laddie Dance in the 1 1/8 -mile race. The 4-year-old colt's time was 1:50.53 for the nine furlongs.

Gander was third behind Behrens.

"In my mind, he's the Horse of the Year, but he'll do whatever it takes to get it," said Schulhofer, who will next start Lemon Drop Kid in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont on Oct. 14, followed by the Breeders Cup Classic on Nov. 4. "He'll have a month to get over (this) race."

Not even starting the race as the betting favorite could get Zippy Chippy his first win in a career of futility.

The 9-year-old gelding finished third Saturday in the eighth race at the Three-County Fair in Northampton, Mass., extending Zippy Chippy's record as the losingest horse in American thoroughbred history to 88 races.

It wasn't for a lack of trying. Zippy Chippy, who has a habit of stalling at the start of races, led out of the gate and was neck-and-neck with second-place Miner's Claim for much of the race.

But the winner, Sadler's Claim, overtook both horses down the stretch.

The fair, where Zippy Chippy set the record for losingest horse last year, is the only track that hasn't banned him from racing. Years of losing, bad behavior and his habit of stopping at the starting gate have soured tracks on him.

BASS FISHING: Dion Hibdon of Stover, Mo., the son of legendary angler Guido Hibdon, carried on a family tradition by winning $250,000 Saturday in the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship on the Red River in Shreveport, La.

Hibdon caught five bass weighing 10 pounds, 7 ounces on what turned out to be the coolest day of the four-day, elimination style tournament. He caught his limit in just nine minutes off one submerged log at the mouth of a backwater. Hibdon caught eight keepers during the final round.

Tommy Biffle of Wagoner, Okla., earned $25,000 for his second place finish with a five bass limit weighing 9-10. Craig Powers of Rockwood, Tenn., placed third and collected $20,000 with five bass weighing 8-10.


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