HURST, Texas—Irving High junior Tyson Thompson rushed for a state Class 5-A record 526 yards on 33 carries against L.D. Bell high school. He scored seven touchdowns in the Tigers' 45-29 victory. His longest scoring run was 91 yards, and his shortest was 47 yards.
The overall state record was established in a 1978 private school game, when Houston Marian's Rudy Rudison rushed for 599 yards against Memorial Hall.
LOS ANGELES—El Camino Real High coach Rick Hayashida and assistants Terry Fischer and Brandon Fuchs dressed in uniform and pads and participated in full-contact drills during warmups for their game with unbeaten Granada Hills. "We might win and we might lose," Fischer told the Los Angeles Times, "but nobody is going to accuse of us of not doing everything we can." Granada Hills won 28-21.
KANATA, Out.—The Ottawa Senators' Andreas Dackell shows off the 30 stitches he got after a bodycheck by the Flyers' Eric Lindros.
STUTTGART, Germany—Marcelo Rios defaulted in the Eurocard Open after pulling a muscle playing soccer with a tennis ball during warmups.
The X Games
AUCKLAND, New Zealand-Olympic decathlete Simon Poelman was sentenced to 5½ years in prison after being found guilty of importing $100,000 worth of Ecstasy into New Zealand. Prosecutors alleged mat Poelman mailed a toy rabbit stuffed with 1,990 tablets of the drug from Antwerp to an unsuspecting friend in Auckland.
Poelman, who competed in the 1988 and '92 Olympics and was once ranked sixth in the world, showed no emotion as the sentence was announced, but outside the courthouse his lawyer, Peter Kaye, said his client felt "a complete sense of relief that it's over."