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October 22, 1992

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Nicky LeRoux shot her second consectuive 2-under-par 70 to take a three- stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Qualifying tournament.

Alison Nicholas was second at 143 after a 71 on Wednesday on the 6,355-yard Indigo Lakes Country Club course. Lisa Kiggens (69), Jean Zedlitz (71) and Jerilyn Britz (72) were tied for third at 144.

The top 20 players in the 72-hole tournament will receive exempt status for the 1993 tour.


CENTERVILLE, Mass. (AP) - A women’s ice hockey league of 12 schools will begin play in the 1993-94 season, the Eastern College Athletic Conference announced.

The ECAC said Wednesday that will include Brown, Colby, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of New Hampshire, Northeastern, Princeton, Providence, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. Lawrence and Yale.

The top eight finishers during the regular season will qualify for the ECAC Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament, according to a decision made last week by the ECAC Executive Council.

In the past, ECAC women’s ice hockey has consisted of nine Division I schools and six Division III schools, with each holding its own tournament. The Division III tournament has been discontinued.

Women’s ice hockey has been played on ECAC campuses for three decades.


JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Defending champion Bill Bosshard of Copley, Calif., won three of the last four holes to beat Ray Knowles of LaJolla, Calif., 1-up in the first round of match play in the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.

Bob Hullender of San Antonio, one of the co-medalists in medal play, beat Richard Stearns of Fort Washington, Md., 4 and 3 on Wednesday. John Procter of Carrolltown, Texas, who shared medal honors, lost to Jim Thigpen of Fort Worth, Texas, 2 and 1.


CLEVELAND (AP) - Stanford University strength and conditioning coach Fernando Montes has been named to a similar position with the Cleveland Indians, the club announced.

Montes, 35, replaces Pat Ciccantelli, who has been named athletic director at Norton High School in the Akron area. The announcement was made Wednesday.

Montes has served as strength and conditioning coach at Stanford from 1990. He previously worked at his alma mater, UCLA, in the department of physical education from 1985-1990.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Ricky Meyers overcame profuse bleeding from above his right eye to outpoint Livingstone Bramble in a 10-round junior welterweight bout at the Taj Mahal Casino Hotel.

Meyers, 25, cut from a Bramble jab in the third round of Wednesday night’s fight, obtained good corner work and managed to keep the bleeding under control. Meyers forced the deliberate Bramble to wage a fast-paced, crowd- pleasing war and did his best fighting on the inside.

Bramble appeared to annoy Meyers with his jab and counterpunching but Meyers swept the last four rounds on two scorecards.

Judge Debra Barnes scored it 97-93, Steve Weisfeld had it 97-94 and Paul Venti scored it 96-94, all for Meyers. The Associated Press scored it 96-94 for Bramble, who fell to 34-9-2 with 22 knockouts.

Bramble, 33, of Passaic, N.J., held the World Boxing Association lightweight title from 1984 to 1986. Meyers, based in Port Reading, N.J., improved to 19-2-1 with 11 knockouts.

Both weighed 141 pounds.


DENVER (AP) - Former Denver Broncos running back Melvin Bratton completed more than the required number of public service hours ordered by a Weld County court working in the Hurricane Andrew relief effort, authorities said.

Bratton was ordered to complete 64 hours of useful public service as part of two-year deferred sentence handed down for his part in a brawl outside a bar in Greeley last July 20.

Bratton and former teammates Alton Montgomery, Michael Brooks and Ronnie Haliburton were arrested after a scuffle with police outside the bar.

Bratton was cut by the Broncos before the current season began and now lives in Atlanta.