1979 Juneau vs Sitka Boxing

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1979 Juneau vs Sitka Boxing - Juneau Boxers Travel Here ForMt. Edgecumbe...
Juneau Boxers Travel Here ForMt. Edgecumbe Matches ByGlLTOUITT way over his head. ** quarter-fmal bout wiU pit Elmir Riley Admission is $1 for adults, cents for students. The box office will be open 6:15 p.m., and only the north entrance to the fieldhouse will be used. Fights begin promptly at7 p.m. The Seattle Eagles Boys Boxing Club originally was scheduled to meet the M.E.H.S. team, but negotiations broke down when transportation costs and guarantees couldn't be settled. However, Coach Dan McClinton of Juneau figures his club to be an able substitute, and if rumors are to be believed McClinton's club could exceed what Seattle had hoped to bring here. Malacas at 153. Both are 17 years -- ^...^ ^^^ ,, wv «s coacn old. Riley has two fights under his Richard "Itchy" Hansen, rlAir *infi stsxitl^J L*.A j _ _ * - 11 » . «..^.~. _ A « I I _ _ been one of the tallest average Southeast annals. Graves and another fellow, Gus Adams, the shortest of the five starters -both were 6 ft. 3 in. Another fine player on the was former Sitka Wolves coach belt and could be ready for this one. In preliminary bouts, Edgecumbe's Benny Stevens will slug it out with Juneau's Tom Everson. This will be junior welterweight with both fighers weighing in at 145. Stevens has two fights, both wins, to his credit. In another junior welterweight fight, Peter Valka of Edgecumbe will test the skills of Juneau's Tom O'Brien. Both weigh 145 and was still a year away from stardom. The older Graves gave Sitka City League teams all sorts of problems. Graves and many his 1952 Juneau Columbia Lumber teammates still regard the two losses to Sitka's Lumber in the Gold Medal 01 same year to be their most shattering experience. Sitka won both in overtime. Juneau earlier in the tourney sent Sitka into loser's bracket in a memorable fighters arrived last ferry, accompanied w * - f -.-..-w^^ **J V W boxing dignitaries from Juneau. Main event will be the bout between Mt. Edgecumbe's Clifton Lord and Juneau's Al Valentine. Lord weighs in at 180, Valentine at 182 for a light heavyweight matchup. Lord was a smash hit about four weeks ago when he decisioned Juneau's tough Dan Graves in Mt. Edgecumbe's first each is 17 years old. This will be overtime clash. This set "'· 's second fight this season, for the two climactic collisions that followed. This happened to be the game that Sitka's Jerry Buller came off the bench in overtime to dominate both backboards to preserve the precious win for the Bob Rowland-led Sitkans. It's been so long ago The first three bouts on Friday's card will feature M.E.H.S. fighters against each other. All three should be slugfests, slugfests, going by what all have night via shown in earlier fights. The by two pairings look this way: Clarence Martin 132 vs. Pat Soolook 129. James Edwards 126 vs. Bryan Amos 128. Terry Komonaseak 145 vs. Rudy Alexander 145. Danny Graves, who was decisioned by Lord during the Alaska Day celebration, was unable to accompany his mates to Sitka. Graves, 22, comesjrom Buller probably remembers nothing of that 1952 season. C League Basketball Results ~--*~ ^ ,«v. ^cvujiiue s ursi w oiixa. craves, 22, comesjrom The C league Men's right since 1950. Lord did not fight .a long line of athletes and a fine" league had its m the second series at the school pioneer Juneau family. His Wednesday night, and two weeks aco. According to father Bill was a good athlete and Bar chalked up a win Sfc}T*T*fri with tKa fmvnr.**.* T _ _ _ - rii/dr- Qi+lro Cm.-- ,4 ...i.:i. rr\ two weeks ago. ^ _ McClinton, 'Valentine is a Hard puncher and ready. He's 20, and Lord is 17. The semi-final bout will feature Edgecumbe's Gabe Sam who will starred with the Crimson Bears °ver Sitka Sound while in the late 1940s and with Juneau Plumbing won out over Columbia Lumber basketeers in Legion, 53-42. the 1950s. High scorer for Franks was The elder Graves was a reserve Lennie Sullivan and attempt to keep his unbeaten on the famed 1947 Juneau High Calhoun with 14. For skeen intact However, he may team, considered by many old- Legion, Ed Mercer had timers to be the finest in the Harvey Kitka had 10. history of Crimson Bear Tonight in B League action, basketball. The following two Assembly of God will go have a difficult time against Juneau's Don Keen. Both fighters expect to weigh in at 162 in this ·. - -- e*-- -- -- - ·.«·· »· i*.iu ~TM»jn^..utuj. xiic lUMUWlIlg IWC/ *»«»»·«* wjj' \Ji VTUU will go agilinSt middleweight matchup. Sam is seasons he was a starter and a me Lion s Club at 7:30 p.m. and 16, Keen 22. In two previous ringleader on the 1949 Southeast Baileys will face Service bouts, Sam looked pretty good championship team. That 1949 sfer at 9 p.m. Both games will be but his third try may find him in club is still, considered to have played at Etolin

Clipped from Daily Sitka Sentinel15 Nov 1979, ThuPage 5

Daily Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, Alaska)15 Nov 1979, ThuPage 5
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