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Green County High School’s Lady Dragons, the two-time defending champions, finished second at the Girls’ State Golf Tournament on Saturday in Bowling Green.
Sacred Heart of Louisville won the team title while Emma Talley of Caldwell County won her third individual title in four seasons. The University of Alabama-bound Talley would have had four, but she disqualified herself in 2009 for making a one-stroke mistake on her scorecard despite leading by six shots.
North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm was second, 10 shots behind Talley, while Taylor County freshman Ellen Kehoe finished in a 12th-place tie.
Kehoe shot a 78 to make the cut on Friday and then had an 83 on Saturday.
Cassidy Scantland tied for 25th (167) to pace Green County while fellow juniors Leah Rose Judd (174) and Olivia Parrott (175) finished 38th and 39th, respectively, and senior Sydney Smith was 40th (176), Sydney Agee 63rd (192).
Major League Baseball notes
* Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals did not keep his .300 batting average-, 30 home run- and 100 RBI-streak alive, but the 11-year veteran who soon will be a free agent, still has some outstanding numbers.
Pujols failed to hit .300 for the first time this year by hitting .299 and also came up one run batted in short of 100. He has hit 32 or more home runs in each of his 11 campaigns and Pujols’ only season without 100 runs came in 2007 when he had 99.
n It’s amazing, the Cardinals made the play-offs since they hit into a National League best, or worst, 169 double plays in 162 games. Pujols, who did not break Jim Rice’s record of 36, hit into 29 twin killings while Yadier Molina and Matt Holliday each grounded into 21.
* Speaking of negative numbers, the Cincinnati Reds’ major bugaboo for finishing third in the National League was their strike-out woes.
Drew Stubbs struck out 205 times out of 604 at-bats while Jay Bruce had 158 and Joey Votto 129. However, Votto did hit .309 and walk 110 times.
Chris Heisey also had 78 whiffs in 279 at-bats.
* Nine Major League Baseball teams drew over 3 million fans during the 2011 season.
Philadelphia led the way with 3,680,718, only 15,000 ahead of the New York Yankees.
There are a couple of surprises — San Francisco was third at 3,387,303 and Minnesota was fourth at 3,168,107.
Rounding out the top nine were the Los Angeles Angels (3,166,321), St. Louis (3,093,954), Milwaukee (3,071,373), Boston (3,054,001) and the Chicago Cubs (3,017,966).
Texas completed the top 10 at 2,946,949 while the Los Angeles Dodgers (2,935,139) and Colorado (2,909.777) were less than 100,000 from reaching the 3 million mark.
The Cincinnati Reds finished 16th (2,213,498) while Florida (1,520,562), Tampa Bay (1,529,188) and Oakland (1,476,792) brought up the rear.
What’s Mizzou want to do?
The University of Missouri is trying to figure out if they want to remain in the Big 12 (actually only 10 teams) or move to the Southeastern Conference.
Probably the question to be answered is this: do the Tigers want to be in the middle of the pack in their current conference (currently behind Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Kansas State and Baylor plus TCU when they arrive in 2012) or move to a 14-team SEC where they would be near the bottom and in their good years ahead of only the Mississippi schools, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Tennessee.