Digest for 09-27-13


LOCAL

Lakeside dominates WH in tennis

HOT SPRINGS — Hot Springs Lakeside won eight of nine high school boys and girls tennis matches against White Hall on Thursday.

Erin Davis in the No. 2 girls singles match gave White Hall its only win, beating Hannah Porter, 6-4, 6-2.

Lakeside’s victories included: Tatum Rice over Martha Pearche 6-0, 6-0; Meg Allen and Kiki Howe over Loveleen Kaur and Samantha Bowers 6-0, 6-0; Ivy Ragan and Caroline Zieger over Hannah Johnson and Tarendeep Thind 6-0, 6-0; Nick Bell over Ethan Bridgforth 6-1, 6-0; Andrew Mangen over Dylan Quickel 6-0, 6-0; Joey Dean over Matthew Smith 8-0; Nick Anderson and Luke Lefler over Aaron Burdine and Tyler Sidwell 3-6, 6-4, 6-0; and Spencer Koffman and Weston Jolly over Garrett Reid and Jacob Bowman 6-0, 6-0.

UAM’s Jandotti breaks record in defeat

MONTICELLO — Gabriella Jandotti broke the Arkansas-Monticello and Great American Conference single-match records with eight block solos Thursday in a 3-1 volleyball loss to Southern Arkansas.

Match scores were 17-25, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-19.

Jandotti added a block assist for a total of nine blocks, tying for fourth in the school’s record book and fifth on the GAC’s single-match chart. UAM had 11 blocks as a team.

UAM (5-9, 0-3 GAC) was led by Tori Bozzo with 13 kills and 17 digs. She committed only four errors on 35 swings for a .257 hitting percentage.

Amy Bazemore had 23 digs and Haley Goldwater added 19 for UAM. SAU improved to 8-4 and 2-1.

NATIONAL

Selig to retire as commish after 2014 season

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced Thursday that he will retire once his contract expires on January 24, 2015.

The 79-year-old Selig has served in the commissioner’s role since September of 1992, initially on an acting basis following the resignation of Fay Vincent, and was given permanent duties in 1998.

“I am grateful to the owners throughout Major League Baseball for their unwavering support and for allowing me to lead this great institution,” said Selig in a statement. “I thank our players, who give me unlimited enthusiasm about the future of our game. Together we have taken this sport to new heights and have positioned our national pastime to thrive for generations to come. Most of all, I would like to thank our fans, who are the heart and soul of our game.”

Dodgers fan fatally stabbed in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO — A Los Angeles Dodgers fan was stabbed to death a few blocks from San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Wednesday night after a game between the Giants and Dodgers.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Jonathan Denver was stabbed during a fight between two groups of men less than 90 minutes after Wednesday’s game and later died at San Francisco General Hospital. He was 24 years old.

The paper said police have two men in custody.

— Staff and wire reports