The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, Oct. 8, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 282
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FRUSTRATED PELFREY SEEKS HELP
        Doug Pelfrey found a pretty good guy to hang out with this week and kick around technique: Jim Breech.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Top-ranked Elder (6-0) hosts Moeller (3-3) and surprising Holmes (6-0) plays Dixie Heights (5-1) in tonight's REALLY BIG GAMES. Check out our Week 7 preview and don't miss the feature story on potential 2,000-yard rusher Jon Smith of CCD.
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Sports Headlines for  Friday, Oct. 8, 1999

P A U L   D A U G H E R T Y   S P O R T S
Special tie binds all of Elder-kind
        Joe Elder's going to the Moeller game tonight. Where else would he go?

B E N G A L S - B R O W N S
Bengals Notebook
        The Browns have eight sacks since they started using the UFO two games ago, and Patriots coach Pete Carroll said last week it was the most heat quarterback Drew Bledsoe has seen this season.

Edwards stabilizes Browns
        The Cleveland Browns acquired Cincinnati native Marc Edwards for more than his running ability.

Browns Scouting Report
        Tim Couch is the real thing. With the help of rookie wideout Kevin Johnson, he has dispelled doubts about his arm strength with touchdown passes of 39 and 64 yards.

Browns' fans feel special attachment
        Mike Brown says similarities between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals — team initials, color schemes — are coincidental.

S P O R T S   O N   T V - R A D I O
Sam's not in Cleveland after CBS shuffles lineup
        The Bengals-Browns game may be a big deal in Ohio, but nationally the game is just another matchup of 0-4 teams.

K E N T U C K Y   S P E E D W A Y
Speedway's first test: 155 mph no problem
        SPARTA, Ky. — A giant has been quietly stretching its legs in Gallatin County near Interstate 71 for more than a year. On Thursday that giant, the Kentucky Speedway, came to life with the roar of a racing engine.

U C   B A S K E T B A L L
Grove eligible for UC
        Cincinnati Bearcats basketball recruit B.J. Grove learned Thursday he achieved the necessary standardized test score to be eligible for the 1999-2000 season.

U K   B A S K E T B A L L
Tubby asks UK fans to have patience
        Tubby Smith came to town Thursday night selling excitement but pleading patience. Kentucky's basketball coach knows nothing if not his audience.
M I A M I   F O O T B A L L
Miami LB goes from small school to big time
        When Dustin Cohen was starring at tiny Summit Country Day, his father, Kim, feared that no one would notice.

B A S E B A L L
Agent: Junior weighing offer from Seattle
        Ken Griffey Jr.'s Cincinnati-based agent, Brian Goldberg, said the Seattle Mariners' $135 million, eight-year offer to Griffey that was reported Wednesday is nothing new.

O L Y M P I C S
Local gymnast injured, will miss Worlds
        TIANJIN, China — Cincinnati's Jennie Thompson reinjured her left ankle in practice and will not compete for the U.S. gymnastics team in the World Gymnastics Championships, a team spokeswoman said.

H I G H   S C H O O L S
Moeller needs playoff boost
        Moeller's chances for a Division I playoff berth depend on beating No. 1 Elder tonight at sold-out Elder Stadium before a crowd of more than 10,000. A loss could be devastating.

Beechwood gets shot at 6-0 Bellevue
        In the 1970s and '80s, Beechwood and Bellevue wrestled for Class A football supremacy. This decade, though, Beechwood rocketed into a stratosphere Bellevue couldn't reach.

CCD back aims at 2,000 yards
        The list of running backs who have rushed for more than 1,000 yards at Cincinnati Country Day is impressive.

Holmes rises from 1-9 to 6-0
        In August, Holmes football coach John Vander Meer thought his team could rebound from 1998's 1-9 record.

Lakota West claims sectional golf crown
        The dream season continued Thursday for the Lakota West boys golf team at Glenview Golf Course.
CINCINNATI HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS
N.KY. HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

S P O R T S   S P E C I A L S
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
        Get schedules and rosters on 98 Greater Cincinnati and N.Ky. teams, go up-close with Michael Munoz and other top players, and check out our All-Century team.

PETE'S PAIN: LIFE IN EXILE
        The Hit King, banned from baseball 10 years ago, still longs to return.

Flying Pig Marathon
       Kenyans dominate marathon running, so it figured that a Kenyan would win Cincinnati's first Flying Pig Marathon. But it was a hometown runner who brought home the bacon in the women's division. Check out our special coverage, including complete results and a photo gallery.

First bid to lure Olympics one year away
        The people hoping to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Cincinnati have a year to submit their first bid. The Enquirer looks at early plans for staging the Olympics here and some of the problems that must be overcome in the next year.

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