Originally created 12/16/06


Horse racing

Schulhofer funeral to be held in Aiken

Hall of Famer Flint "Scotty" Schulhofer, an Aiken-born trainer whose prominent winners included Lemon Drop Kid and Colonial Affair, has died. He was 80.

Schulhofer died on Thursday night in Florida after a bout with cancer.

A funeral service will be held Monday in Aiken, where he was born on May 30, 1926.

Lemon Drop Kid was the champion older horse of 2000. Colonial Affair won the 1993 Belmont Stakes.

Schulhofer grew up in Aiken, where his father owned a riding academy.

Inducted into the Thorough-bred Racing Hall of Fame in 1992, Schulhofer began his training career in 1962 after 12 years as a steeplechase jockey. He retired from training in 2001 with 1,119 wins. His horses earned purses of $52,245,076.


Sabb receives two honors in Sun Belt

Middle Tennessee's J.K. Sabb, a graduate of Lucy Laney High School, was named the defensive player of the year in the Sun Belt Conference by ESPN.com columnist Pat Forde and was one of six Blue Raiders named first-team all-conference by the league.

Sabb, a senior linebacker, leads the Blue Raiders in tackles (67) and tackles for loss (14.5) on a defensive unit that tops the Sun Belt in scoring defense. Sabb, who also has a career-high four sacks this season, is sixth all-time in tackles for loss at Middle Tennessee (27.5), and his tackles for loss this year are the eighth- most in a single-season.

- The Augusta Razorbacks semi-pro team will hold tryouts today at 10 a.m. behind the stadium at Josey High School.

Only serious players should try out. The fee is $50, and players should bring cleats and workout clothes.

For more information, call (706) 533-6475.


Alumni matches set Sunday at Lakeside

The Lakeside Soccer Alumni Matches are scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the high school's stadium.

Former Lakeside women and men players are invited to play, as well as any former player from the CSRA that would like to support the Jenny Clark Scholarship Fund.

Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt and catered food from Fatz Cafe.

All proceeds will go to support the Jenny Clark Memorial scholarship fund.

For more information, e mail Dave Morgan at dmorgan@ccboe. net or Ann Heigle at aheigle@ comcast.net.

Figure skating

Frenchman in lead at Grand Prix final

In St. Petersburg, Russia, Brian Joubert of France led the Grand Prix Final, taking the free skate with a James Bond-themed routine.

Among the women, Mao Asada headed for her second consecutive Grand Prix Final gold medal, skating to a soothing Chopin nocturne to lead Japanese countrywoman Miki Ando.

Johnny Weir of the U.S. took a tumble and was fifth.

Teammate Evan Lysacek withdrew hours before the competition, injuring his hip in practice Thursday and aggravating it a day later.


Austrians sweep top four spots in combo

In Reiteralm, Austria, Marlies Schild led an Austrian sweep of the top four places in a World Cup super-combination race, her third victory of the season.

Schild, sixth after the morning's super-giant slalom run, moved up to first after a sparkling slalom leg in the afternoon, winning in a combined time of 2 minutes, 13.69 seconds.

Michaela Kirchgasser placed second in 2:14.03 for her best career result. Kathrin Zettel, the surprise leader after the super-G leg, slipped to third with a total time of 2:14.04. Nicole Hosp was fourth in 2:15.00.

The top American was Resi Stiegler, who was 11th in 2:16.00.


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