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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2001

Skyview spikers to offer volleyball camp

A three-day volleyball camp for seventh- and eighth-grade girls, conducted by Skyview High School coach Sheila Kupferschmid and members of the Panthers varsity squad, will be offered from 9 a.m. until noon May 29, 30 and 31 at Skyview.

The camp will be geared toward middle school girls who are interested in playing high school volleyball. Kupferschmid will cover the fundamental skills of passing, setting and hitting, as well as the basics of team offense, the rotation and diagonal defense. Team games will be part of the fun.

The fee for the camp is $40 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, contact Kupferschmid at 262-1476.

Mickelson leads Compaq Classic

NEW ORLEANS -- Phil Mickelson, playing in his first tournament since finishing third in the Masters, shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the Compaq Classic.

Mickelson had nine birdies -- including five straight -- and a closing bogey to finish at 20-under 196.

Chick-fil-A Championship

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Annika Sorenstam positioned herself for another LPGA Tour victory, moving within a stroke of the leaders in the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.

Defending champion Sophie Gustafson (65), Beth Daniel (68) and Heather Daly-Donofrio (66) were on top at 9-under 135.

Home Depot Invitational

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jim Colbert shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-shot lead over Bruce Fleisher and Joe Inman after the second round of the Home Depot Invitational.

Colbert followed up his first-round 64 with another solid round to move to 12-under 132 on the TPC at Piper Glen. The 60-year-old player is seeking his 21st senior title.

Fleisher is the two-time defending champion, while Inman has no top-10 finishes in 2001 after getting off to a slow start and battling a back injury. Fleisher shot a 67, and Inman had a 65 to match the best round of the day.

French Open

LYON, France (AP) -- France's Marc Farry birdied the final hole for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead after the second round of the rain-delayed French Open.

Farry had a 7-under 133 total on the Les Sangliers course, reduced from a par of 72 to 70 Thursday because of heavy rain. Organizers plan to have the field play 36 holes Sunday.

France's Gregory Havret (67) and Denmark's Anders Hansen (68) were tied for second. Seven players, including Spanish star Jose Maria Olazabal, were in a group at 135. Nichirei Cup

INAGI, Japan (AP) -- Sweden's Carin Koch shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the third-round lead with Australia's Karrie Webb in the Nichirei Cup World Ladies.

Koch matched Webb, the defending champion, at 9-under 207 on the Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club course. Webb shot a 69. Japan's Chieko Amanuma and Aki Tamamura were five strokes back.



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