South St. Paul senior named Ms. Hockey MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A day after helping South St. Paul become the Class AA Champion, Ashley Albrecht was awarded the Ms. Hockey Award on Sunday.
"Ashley is the most dominating player in the state because of her ability to play both ends of the ice," said South St. Paul coach Dave Palmquist. "She is a total team player."
The award for Minnesota's best senior girl high school hockey player was voted on by a panel of college and high school coaches and the writers of "Let's Play Hockey" magazine.
Albrecht, a defender, was a five-time All-Conference player and four-time All-State selection during her high school career. She finished her career with 110 goals and 150 assists for 260 points.
Other finalists for the award included: Chelsey Brodt, Roseville; Sharon Cole, Bloomington Jefferson; Tiffany Hagge, Blaine and Ali Lehrke, Bloomington Jefferson.
Northwestern State drubs Gophers
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) -- The Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team lost its sixth straight game Sunday to remain winless this season.
The Gophers lost 14-6 to Northwestern State.
Minnesota was first on the scoreboard when Ben Pattee scored on Jason Kennedy's infield single to make it 1-0 in the first inning. The Gophers then took a three-run advantage in the second inning when Scott Howard's single into left-center scored two.
Minnesota opens it home schedule next weekend. The Golden Gophers will host their annual Hormel Foods Baseball Classic March 1-3. This year's opponents include Alabama, Florida Atlantic and Tennessee.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- In a 36-hole match that had more at stake than just hometown bragging rights, Kevin Sutherland compensated for wild tee shots with clutch putting to beat childhood friend Scott McCarron 1-up in the Match Play Championship.
The last match they played was the San Joaquin Sectionals in high school 20 years ago, which Sutherland came back to win. The only thing different about this match was the payoff -- $1 million for Sutherland, who became the first player to make a World Golf Championship event his first career victory.
Sutherland, at No. 62, became the highest seed to win in the four-year history of the event.
Leggatt carves out PGA victory
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Ian Leggatt ended a decade of frustration, carving out a two-shot victory over Loren Roberts and David Peoples in the Tucson Open for his first victory on the PGA Tour.
Leggatt is the third straight first-time winner at Tucson, and the 11th in the tournament's 56 years.
The 36-year-old Canadian, who attended Q-school last year after just failing to keep his card as a top 125 money-winner in his rookie season, tied his career-low with a final-round 8-under-par 64.
He had a 72-hole total of 20-under 268, the lowest score at Tucson since David Frost's 266 in 1988.
Lietzke paces Audi Senior Classic
NAUCALPAN, Mexico (AP) -- Bruce Lietzke had three birdies on the back nine and shot a 5-under-par 67 to win the Audi Senior Classic.
Lietzke, who opened the final round five shots off the lead, played the front nine in 2 under and added consecutive birdies on Nos. 11-12, and rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 17 en route to his third victory in 14 senior tour starts.
Lietzke finished at 8-under 208 on the tree-lined Capultepec course.
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth admitted he wasn't too sure he would ever win again.
A charge from fourth to first late in the race gave Kenseth the victory in the Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway -- the second win of his career and his first in 60 races.
Kenseth's Roush Racing Ford was found to be one-quarter inch too low in post-race inspection several hours after the end of the event. NASCAR said it was reviewing the results of the inspection overnight.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Andy Roddick beat U.S. Davis Cup teammate James Blake 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the Kroger St. Jude tournament championship.
The match was just the 11th all-American ATP Tour title match since 1997, and just the third time that neither player was named Andre Agassi or Pete Sampras.
In the women's final, Lisa Raymond survived five championship points in the breaker before beating Alexandra Stevenson 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9). It was Raymond's third career title and first in the United States.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Nicolas Escude beat Tim Henman 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 to win the $713,000 ABN Amro indoor tournament for the second straight year.
Henman has lost in the final of this tournament three of the last four years.
Escude is the third player in the 29-year history of the event to win consecutive titles, after Arthur Ashe (1976-77) and Stefan Edberg (1987-88).
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Down a set and 5-2 in the second, Nicolas Massu of Chile came back to beat Agustin Calleri of Argentina 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 to win the Copa AT&T tournament.
Massu fought off two match points in the second set of the 2 1/2-hour final on clay for his first career title.
TRACK AND FIELD
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Big Ten men's track and field indoor championships were called off, a day after a Penn State pole vaulter died in competition.
The decision was made after a meeting of Big Ten coaches, conference athletic commissioner Jim Delaney said. The meet, which began Saturday, won't be rescheduled.
Coaches, athletes and fans gathered around the track to honor Kevin Dare, a 19-year-old Penn State sophomore, who fell during a pole vault attempt Saturday and hit his head.
He never regained consciousness, and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a hospital.
LIEVIN, France (AP) -- Svetlana Feofanova broke the pole vault indoor world record for the fourth time this month, clearing 15 feet, 6 1/2 inches at the Gaz de France meet. Feofanova added a quarter of an inch to the mark she established two weeks ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mickey Grimes won the 50 meters in the Los Angeles Invitational, outleaning Olympic gold medalist Jon Drummond at the line.
Both Grimes and Drummond were timed in 5.73 seconds.
Bernard Lagat of Kenya won the men's mile for the fourth consecutive year.
Lagat's time of 3:56.34 was the meet's fastest since 1985, when Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan won in the same time.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Paulie Ayala beat Bones Adams in a unanimous decision to retain his IBO super bantamweight title in a rematch of a close bout last August.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tim Dwight's playmaking ability impressed the San Diego Chargers so much that they've given the wide receiver-punt returner a $15 million, five-year contract even though he's not a starter.
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