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Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas • Page 52

Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas • Page 52

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Top Drivers Get Ready For Rich Daytona 500 Fla. f0r Sun 125 mile raccs Both ever. DAYTONA BEAClf, (AP) With a complete in prospect, Ihe nation's top stock car drivers opened prac-oiigh, was, lace Tuesday for the $168,000 a lap record for the 25-mile' Also Belting in practice ses- Daytona 500, richest plum in a'Daytona International Srteed slojls Tuesday were cars en- racing series worth almost $3 way. a 250-mile event for mMon. Big Buddy Baker claimed the 1 Grand American cars (Cama- The dnvers were preparing other front row spot in a Dodee ros Mustangs, Javelins, etc.) for two 125-mile races Thursdayjat 192.624 Their startine and late modfll sportsman cars that will determine the final positions are firm regardless of schedul to run in a 300-mile starting positions in a field of 40 iwhat happens in Thursday's race Saturday Speedway officials said Ihe 45,636 permanent seats already jliave been sold for Sunday's 12th annual 500 at prices ranging from $8 to $30.

An additional ,55,000 bleacher seats and infield I kets will go on sale race day i "It looks like we'll have the crowd in Daytona history." said Speedway President Bill France. "Our main grandstands were sold out last Friday and we had a backlog of requests for good seats. We don't to turn anyone away, however." France said last year's crowd topped 100,000. The race also will be carried on closed circuit television to 46 auditoriums and theaters in this country, Mexico and overseas. The telecast this year will be in color for the first time.

Thirty-lwo cars have earned starting spots for Thursday's two grand national qualifying events. Two made the field JTuesday, Dick Brooks in a 'Plymouth at 186.485 m.p.h., and Ben Arnold in a Dodge at 105.483. A minimum 150 m.p.h. is needed to get into the quali- jfying races. Thirteen cars qualified for HOUSTON (AP)--Rice kept atsas pressing defense to increase Saturday's late model sports firm hold on the top spot in lead lo two games in thejman's race, wilh Red Farmer of CONTENDERS LOSE Rice Stretches SWC Cage Lead HA WOLFGANG HALBIG former all-stater Wildcats Sign Dyess Athlete Wolfgang 11 a I i an outstanding all-around athlete from Dyess Air Force Base, has signed a football scholarship agreement with A i Christian College, Coach Wally Bullington announced Tuesday.

Halbig is a former all-state Halfback linebacker from Florida who played one year at -otfeyville Junior College in Kansas before entering the armed forces. A native of Southwest Conference basketball race Tuesday night, dropping the Arkansas Razorbacks 85-78. Rice led 44-27 at the half, then hung on in liie face of an Arkan- Texas Defeats TCU by 93-84 AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Texas jumped to an early lead and held off a late Texas Christian flurry to beat the Horned Frogs 93-84 in Southwest Conference basketball action Tuesday night. The loss, which was TCU's Austin, dropped the Frogs' league record to 6-4.

Texas is 4-6 in SWC play. The Longhorns are 9-11 for the year and TCU is 8-12. Senior forward Wayne Doyal led the hot-shooting 'Horns with 26 points followed by Eric Groscurth with 18, Lynn Howden with 16, and Billy Black with 14. Norm Wintermeyer paced TCU with 22 points while Doug Boyd added IB and Rick Wit- tenbraker had 10 and Jeff Harp 13. Texas hit 55.8 per cent from the field and led 33-14 midway through the first half.

But TCU followed tonld shoot- Ing by Wintermeyer to cut the margin to 83-81 with 2:17 remaining. Texas pulled away, hitting eight straight free throws. The Longhoms had a 45-37 re bounding edge. The 64 fouls called in the rough game were only one shy of the SWC record. Hueytown, turning the top The win leaves the club i at 176 634 in a 1967 Fnr(i an 8-2 conference record anil put Haskell Willmgham, a student at the University of South Carolina, was clocked at 172.539 in a 1981 Ford.

Tiny Lund, who already has qualified a Dodge for the grand national field at 188.107 m.p.h., put his Camaro into Friday's Grand American race at 103.582, using the 3.81-mile track and road course. the Porkers alone in the cellar as a result of SMU's win over 3aylor. Tom Myer, a junior from Jamden, led Rice, sniok- ng in 36 points. The sharpshoot- tig guard hit 15 of 22 from the field and was perfect at the charily line, going six for six. Arkansas seems to bring, out the best in Myer.

He also had 36 against the Razorbacks at Fayetteville a year ago and both are career highs. shot 50 per cent from the iield and a markedly improved 84 per cent from the line. Arkansas hit 42 per cent from the floor and 83 per cent of its throws. Rice's position in the SWC Gustine missed and Evant won a race was aided by Texas AM's Class girls' bi-district title win over Texas Tech ilh a 62-60 victory here night and by Texas' victory over Tuesday night. aermany, Halbig came lo the United States when he was 16.

"WoKgang has the ability to become an outstanding college player," said Bullinglon. "I think his experience as ai athlete in the service will be a groat asset to him." Bullinglon is looking at Halbig primarily as an outsider linebacker. Halbig, who will be discharged from the Air Force this summer, has been a baseball and tennis star at Dyess. He's currently the jNo. 1 nctler on Ihe base.

The C-foot, 195-pounder, also a rilace kicker and punier, all-Conferenco and All-State for Avon Park High in Florida. Hi was a two-year Iclterman am led his team lo two conferenci Gustine Girls Fall, 62-60 HAMILTON A desperation shot at Ihe final buzzer by TCU. That leaves the Owls in first place, two games ahead of Gusline got its last chance team for this season, when a tie ball was called under THE ABILENE REPORTER NEWS Abilene, Texas, Wed. Morning, February A NBA Gets Big Increase In Three-Year TV Pact Roy Emerson First Indoor Upset Victim SALISBURY, Md. (AP) England's Pclcr Curtis knocked off Roy Emerson of Australia, 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday night and recorded the first major upset in IhD U.S.

National Indoor Open Tennis Championships. Emerson, a contract professional seeded No. 4 among the foreign entries In the tournament and ranked ninth in the world, was eliminated in a second round match. The 25-year-old Curtis, who games annually to a minimum during NBA AlVStar reprVsent'Port" NEW YORK (AP) The Na-' tonal Basketball Association signed a new three-year television contract Tuesday with the American Broadcasting Company at an annual figure estimated at almost four times more than the current one-year pact. The contract.which will increase NBA's television coverage from a minimum of 18 of i "Our growth over the past five years, during which nounced by Commissioner viewers, a record a ler Kennedy of the NBA and regular-season NBA game.

Roone Arledge, president ABC Sports. No figures were released, but have it- it was learned the current with a current IS per year pact was worth $1.5 mil-'cent increase over a lion and the new agreement ble period last season, was dj- would bring about $5.6 million a rectly related to the telecasting year. of NBA games by AMC," said Under the new agreement, Kennedy. ABC will televise at least 17 The league is expanding from ular season games on Sunday's 14 lo 18 learns next season. The championship.

He also go in basketball, ba and tennis. inlbig played fullback and linebacker at Coffeyville and was All-Conference in the Kansas Juco League. He plans to major in physical ACC. compiled only a 15-26 record in tournament play last year, broke Emerson's service In the fourth game of the first set and in the third game of the final set. Emerson, who had complained a if a sore nip prior to the tour- rUJI icy, hurt himself with double aults in the second set break he had trouble placing the Emerson's serves were handled well by Curtis.

Five other seeded players advanced to the third round Tues- lay, including Rod Laver, the Vo. i foreign seed from Aus- ralia who didn't even have to ilay when Mike Belkin of Can- Ida defaulted because of a bad )ack. Slan Smith, lop-seeded among he domestic entries, made his debut with a second-round vic- ory over Zeljko Franulovic of Yugoslavia, 6-4, 6-3. Cliff Richcy of San Angelo, Texas, and Arthur Ashe of New York, seeded second and third behind Smith, and Tony Roche of Australia, the No. 2 foreign seed, also a a with straight set victories.

Tom Okker of The Netherlands, the No. 3 foreign seed, and Clark Oaebner, fourlli- among the domestic entries, had won their second- round matches Monday. Jim Qsborne of Salt Lake City ousted Jan Kukal of Chechoslo- vakia. 6-3, 6-3. Kukal had scored an upset over Marly Reissen of Evanston, in the first round.

pf 28 games a year effective with the 1970-71 season, was an- Benjamin Gels BENJAMIN (RNS) The lBg-70 season were up 12 per Benjamin Mustangs outlasted cent over the corvejponding pe- Game, three games to be picked land, Cleveland, Houston by ABC and telecast during the and Buffalo, fourth quarter of 1970, and seven playoff games. The majority of the playoff games will be seen during television's prime time hours. 1 The NBA's ratings for the fi'st six grimes televised in the THE Rochester's Steers, 54-50, in the final District 28-B game of the riod a year ago, ABC said, and NBA season Tuesday night. Shane Milson and games this season are Meinzer hit 16 points each to lead the winners and Randy Go ode scored 17 for Rochester. being can-led by a record 212 stations with a record station clearance factor of 98.6 per cent.

Ths means according to Uic network that 98.8 per cent of all U.S. homes with sets have Benjamin finishes with a 9-5 a a i of seeing A strict and Rochester 8-6. (games Benjamin won a currently in ils sixth junior high game, 40-34. BENJAMIH Mllson 7 Closer Clower 2 4 Me Conner 1 4 ti 3 0 6 Tolals 21 12 54. ROCHESTER (50) GOode 8 1 17; Turner 3 2 8 Marlin 5 2 12; Flekher 1 4 Newberry 1 0 Hudspelh 2 I lolals 20 10 50.

BENJAMIN 10 14 18 12-54 ROCHESTER 14 12 12 12--SO I year of ils association wilh the NBA, said the game between liost and Phoenix last Christmas Day drew more lhan 20 Great Imperial BUY IN PLEASURE Filr Tnifi PLUS TAX IF ANY GO KING EDWARD Sitting Clgtr Cooper Volleyball Team Drops Opener Midland downed Cooper's volleyball team in the District 3- Hamilron Signs NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees announced the signing for 1970 Monday of Steve Hamilton, veteran southpaw pitcher, who had a 3-4 record last year. He is the 30th player to come to terms with the American League baseball Mason Thumps Carbon, 76-64 CARBON Class A district champion Mason downed 24-B winner Carbon, 76-64, in a warmup game for two teams here Tuesday. Mason led 20-13 after the i quarter and stayed ahead all Ihe way. Carbon meets Huckabay in bi- district play at 8 p.m. March 3 in Gorman.

AAAA Tuesday. Midland won the game, 15-8, then opening Cooper rebounded for a 15-3 triumph. But iMidland took the deciding tilt, 15-3. Katliy Shackelford a Cooper's top scorer with 13 points. The Cnoper Jayvees won their match, 15-7, 16-4, with Robin I Wood scoring seven points.

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FRI. NITE 'TIL 9 PM FACTORY OUTLET SUIT CENTER 3120 N. lie (4 doors E. of Gibson't behind Lmkey'i! TCU, Texas Tech and the Ag-u hs Gustjne basket wim me gics, all tied for second at 6-4. secma left They control i ed the AS RICE i 6-7 la 3 4-5 in Myer 4 9-8 1 5 Surr 4 1-1 9 Naples 2 0-Q NVtiarty .4 0-1 Wenrfel 3 00 65nyder 1 7.

1 1 2) 19 24 78 TolllI i-7 36 1 B-0 Hip, but missed the shot. 7 51- 18 2 2-S 0 1 3 1 5-2 TCJ A Wtrmyr 6 10-12 22 Gr crtti Half 2 1-1 5 Doyal Boyd 4 10-13 HowdErt Harp 5 3-4 13 Lennox McClndn 1 5-5 7 Black Witlnbrkr 4 2-4 10 Money Royal 5 0-2 0 R.Lngdn Vilreal 4 1-3 9 Multln Parker 0 0-0 0 Hyde 5i 84 Totlll 29 35-45 S3 TCJ 37 47--84 44 Fouled ouf--Hill, Royal, Vlllarreal; Hawden, R. l-angdon. Total fouls--TCU 31, Texas 33. A--1500, Mustangs Stun Slumping Bears DALLAS, Tex.

(AP) Gene Phillips, the Southwest Conference's leading sliotmaker, poured through 33 points Tuesday night to pace Southern Methodist to a 70-66 upset of the Baylor Bears. The loss dropped Baylor to a 5-5 SWC slate while SMU is 3-7. Baylor Is 12-8 for the year and SMU 4-16. A crowd of 6,000 watched as SMU built a 37-35 halftime lead in the see-saw battle. Phillips popped in 14 field goals and was 5 for 5 from the charity stripe as he scored almost half of SMU's points.

Boh by Harrison added 15 to the cause. Baylor's Tom Friedman and Willie Chatmon paced the ice- cold Bear attack with 17 points each. Baylor blew opportunities lo tie the game in the closing sec onds when It was twice whistle: down on traveling violations. Leo Eldrdgu Keeier Mooney Vint McAlstr Barns Totals Rice Arkansas Tolals fouls: Arkansas 17, Fouled oul: Keeler, Arkansas. (esh Aggies Shock Tech 82-74 COLLEGE STATION, Tex.

5 i 9 AP Near-perfect free-throw 7i2.i3 25jshooting in the second half lifts 6-9 red Texas AM to an 82 74 South west Conference basketball vic- Evant, Ditsrict 20-B champion, lo the regional ''2 "(tournament A Stephenville. Gustine was winner of 19-B. Brenda Davis poured in 38 points to lead the losers, while he winners were paced by Ann Vdams' 33. Evant bolted off to a 17-12 lead the first quarter and Gustine playing catch-up for the emainder of the game. ory over Texas Tuesday light.

The Aggies hit 20 straight to ivertum a 41-38 Tech halftime nargin. The outcome gave both Tech ind AM 6-4 SWC marks. AM 11-9 and Tech is 12-8 for the eason. Pat Kavanagh hit nine traight free throws in the sec- md half and Mike Heitmann connected on seven straight. Heitmann was the leading scorer with 24 while Kavanagh arid ed 19.

Greg Lowery led Tech with 3. The Aggie victory snapped a ive-game Tech victory siring. AM shot 51.9 per cent from the field. Tech shol 45,5 per cent. The Aggies held a 37-34 edge in rebounds.

A crowd of 5,500 watched Ihe Same in G. Rollie While Coli scum. T. A AIM Williams 0 4 4 4 Cookiey 6 2-3 1. Lowery .7 9-9 23 Kavnagh i 9-101 Hardin ..3 2-5 3 Heilmnn 1 3 1 3 2 4 5 4-5 14 Smith 4 5-5 Turner 4 5-4 13 Mires 3 2-5 Wood 1 0-0 2 WaWM 0 0-0 Miller 5 0-0 10Tr.rdg»l 1 o-o C'uplntil 2 1-2 Tcllll 2524-3174 TollX 27 Ttch 41 11--7 IAYLOR Bowman Frlerfmr.

Chs'mofl Slanton Croucnr Hopkini SMU 1 5-5 9 Pnllllpt 7 3-4 17 Berg i-7 17 Miller 1-1 1 Harrsn I 00 2 Rolling! I 3-3 13 Ttllerro Fouled oul--Tech, Wood; AM. Mlei. Tolal fault--Tech AIM 24. Mil -Biylor It, SMU 14, TEAM OF CAPTAINS DENVER (AP) Six senior "i have been appointed captains University of Denver's defend Ing NCAA hockey champions fo the season. Two of In six will be co-captains at eac game with (he honor with each contest 4 0 0-1 OUSTING Barbara Oavls 3 2 8 rencfa 12 14 36; Arlene Adams 3 0 DebblB Thompson 4 0 6 Tolalt 'a 16 EVANT Barbara Conner 3 IS; nne Adams II 33; Sanlra Conner 4 6 Totals 21 20 tl.

12 13 li 14-- 40 17 14 16 liuckabay Trims Gorman's Girls STEPHENVTLLE The luckabay Indian took up where hey left off in district play with a 60-44 whipping of Gorman In bi-district girls play here Tuesday. Karen Spain nearly equalled he Gorman team with 39 mar- ers, while lorman with 21. Huckabay, 10-0 in league play and 24-11 for the year, will begin regional play Friday night at Tarleton here. HUCKABAY (SO)-Spaln 17 5 39; 2 16; Wvlle 1 3 25 10 (0. GORMAN (-14) Hallmark 9 3 3 1 Williams 1 5 Tt Parr 5 16j Totals 5 IX 44.

IUCKABAY "-ORMAN Old Glory Rolls By Rule, 55-35 OLD GLORY (RNS) Old lory's Pirates completed their undefeated sweep District 26-B with a 56-35 romp over district runnerup Rule in he season-ending game here Tuesday night. Russell Letz pitched In 18 points for the winners and Donny Barbee led Rule with 10. Old Glory finished district play with a 14-0 record, while Rule's mark dipped to 11-3. OLD GLORY WwloYlogt Bom I I Joiner 1 I Siller 3 Leu 7 4 II; Tdchelman I 131 Tollli 22 RULE (iS) 2 0 4i LMtvrl til Slmpion 3 0 i BirbM 4110) Llili 5 14 7 X. OLD GLORY I IS 17--54 RULE UMi P2 It takes a great leader to establish lasting traditions.

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