Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 23, 1968 · Page 12
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, December 23, 1968
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2-B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Cleveland Bushwacks Dallas, 31-20 Colts, Raiders Romp Toward Super Bowl They're Center Of Attention ill Cleveland Pass Blocked Dallas Cotvboys defender Mel Renfro (20) reaches to deflect pass intended for Cleveland Browns End Paul Warfield (42) in first quarter of Eastern Conference playoff game of National Football League in Cleveland, Ohio. . (AP Wirephoto) /e lool? forward eacli year to staring wit our many friends the igntness and good will of trie holiday season. 7e &&AC^ MOTORS, Inc. Located on North Salem Road (Route 37) Phone 242-6200 Mt. Vernon By DICK COUCH • Blanlon Collier was tossing, bouquets at the Baltimore Colts j today while Wecb Ewbank flung' superlatives in the Oakland Raiders' direction. The praise-makers will spend the rest of the week figuring \ ways to tear down the high- i flying Colts and Raiders in next Sunday's Super Rowl semifinals. 11 won't be easy. Collier's Cleveland Browns bushwaeked the Dallas Cowboys 31-20 Saturday for the National ! Football League's Eastern Conference title, then watched the Colts wreck Minnesota 24-14 Sunday for the Western crown. "They . were tremendous," Col Iter said of the streaking Colts, who play the Browns in Cleveland Sunday for the NFL championship. Ewbank's New York Jets, Eastern Division kings in the American Football League, were [keenly interested observers as I the Raiders demolished the ; Kansas City Chiefs 41-6 Sunday : in a playoff for the Western title. The Raiders, defending AFL champs, meet the Jets at New York Sunday for the league pennant, with the winner taking on the NFL titlist in the Jan. 12 Super Bowl at Miami. "Oakland's a great football team . . . they showed that today ... and this victory will make them all the more confident," Ewbank said following the one-sided Western showdown, in which Raider quarterback Daryle Lamonica riddled the favored Chiefs with five touchdown strikes. The Cleveland pilot and' Jets manager-coach weren 't alone in ] paying tribute to the Colts and j ! Raiders. Sunday's winners left, painful impressions on Coach j Bud Grant and quarterback Joe > Kapp of the Vikings and Kansas City Coach Hank Stram. . *'A- great football • team,". Grant said of the Colts, who shut out Minnesota until the last guarter- and rolled to their ninth consecutive victory; ruining the, Vikings' first post-season fling., "I don 't think we • could. have |.played -better against them." • ^•KapP, who passed for 25'! ly&riis and ran for 52 more despite constant harassment from fjgfc'Vtirttising. Baltimore defen Indiana Hits Nets Rockets Rip New Orleans With Defense Children in Shrine hospital at San Francisco, Calif., are visited by East players. Top, Leroy Keyes of Purdue talks with a nine-yenr-old girl, and, bottom, Bob Kuchenherg, Notre Dame, visits with a 10-year-old boy. (AP Wirephoto) Sports 7-0 Record Illinois Wants To Crack Ratings Before Tourney BOWLING ^Jg -unit, .called the Colts "def- inftely the•• finest football team jTve ever seen." Stram, whose club failed to score a touchdown for the first time in five years, said the Raiders "just beat us. They're just great. Lamonica's • a great quarterback." Lamonica broke the game open early, firing scoring passes covering 24 yards to Fred Biletnikoff, 23 to Warren Wells and 44 to Biletnikoff for a 21-0 first period bulge. He hit Biletnikoff ,again with, a 54-yard payoff pitch before halftime and connected with Wells in the fourth period on a 45-yard scoring play. The Oakland defenders picked off four Len Dawson passes, hold Mike Garrett to a net of five rushing yards and limited the Chiefs to a pair of field goals by Jan Stenerud. If it wasn't our best defensive effort, it certainly was one of them." said Oakland Coach jjohn Rauch, whose team also has won nine in a row. Earl Morrall tossed two SEASONS OREETi Christmas is u tune tur yivuiy And yet, the Electric Cooperatives of Illinois do not place their product in n Christmas package. But they do promise to continue supplying the safe, silent servant called electricity for the year-round convenience and enjoyment of tens- of thousands of people acrxs the Illinois countryside. And to extend to all Illinois citizens at this joyous time of year, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Tri-County Electric Cooperative Offices Will Be Closed Tuesday Afternoon, Dec. 24 All Day Dec. 25 and Jah. 1 1 CHICAGO (AP)—Illinois' target is to crack the top 20 national basketball ratings this week before heading the Big Ten into brisk tournament action as the conference's only unbeaten team. The Illini have splendid credentials' they picked up three victories last week, capped by Saturday's 97-S4 triumph that ended Houston's GO-game home winning streak. The flashy Illini now have a 7-0 record and will try to expand it in the Miami tournament starting Friday. Illinois piled up a 50-39 halftime bulge at Houston and only three times permitted Houston to come as close as five points. Dave Scholz and Greg Jackson each hit 21 points for the Illini, who made good on 31 of 35 free throws but only 33 of 86 floor shots. Ohio State made 38 of 45 free tosser. a school record, in smashing Washington State 8469. Dave Sorenson led the at, tack with 24 points while Jim j demons and Steve Howell added 17 and 13. Iowa raced into a 49-32 lead at intermission and crushed Crrighton 100-73 as Dick Johnson netted 25 points, 13 in the first half. Other Hawkeye "highs were 18 by Ben McGilmer and 15 by Dick Jensen. Rudy Tomjanovich's layup in the last 15 seconds gave Michi• yan a 95-93 triumph over Bradley and third place in the Ken; tucky Invitational. L. .C Bowen was high for Bradley with 31 points while Tomjanovirh totaled 28. Wisconsin, led by Ed Johnson's 23 points, lost 71-66 at Florida while Arizona State defeated Purdue 85-80 in the finale of ihc Sun Devil Classic Indiana was ahead 51-49 at intermission, but Notre Da:ne surged back for a 104-94 victory, j The Hoosinns' Joe Cooke took scoring honors with 31 points, • 18 in the first half. Sophomore guard Larry Gibson made 19 for Indiana, 12 in the first half. Austin Cai-r was Notre Dame's big gun with 26 points. SPOUT SHOUTS 14/ THE ASSOCIATE/) PRESS MEXICO CITY (AP) - West G-'i-many and Mexico played to •1 scoreless lie in an exhibition s.->cc:er match before a crowd of '}()!}()() at Azlcc Stadium Sunda.s. touchdown passes arw. linebacker Mike Curtis scored on a <i0- yard jaunt with a fumble recovery as the Colts scampered to a 21-0 lead, then eased to their 15th victory in 16 games. The Browns converted four pass interceptions with 24 points on the way to their upset victory over Dallas. Linebacker Dale Lindsay picked off a Don Meredith pass and rambled 27 yards or the key touchdown. Leroy Kelly scored twice for Cleveland on a 45-yard pass from Bill Nel- scn and a 35-yard run. Collier praised the Browns for "the greatest defensive effort for a team that has played for mi 1 ." Cleveland linebacker Jim Houston put it another way: "They'd run at us ... and 1 we'd knock them Hnu<n SUNDAY NlfiHT MIXED LEAGUE : High Scried F. Ke.-.n 585; J. Shelton 558: fi. Bailey 566: Pat I.^vall 506: Pal Bailey 502; Pack- Henry 492. SATURDAY MTE MIXED LEAGUE High Series: Jim Tucker 580: Bob Linvillo 56S: Herman Yacger 536: Nellie Alvis 509: Reba Tucker 482; Maxine Wallin 469. By THE ASSOCIATED PBJSSS The tall and the short of Denver's new defense" in the American Basketball Association are 6-foot-9 Wayne Hightower and 6-2 Lonnie Wright, and both looked just the right size against New Orleans. In a strange switch, Rocket Coach Bob Bass put Hightower on 6-4 Jimmy Jones, New Orleans' high scoring guard, and Wright on 6-7 Ron Franz, and the result, was Denver's 122-96 victory over the Bucs Sunday night. Hightower held Jones to 17 points, 11 below his average, .and Franz managed only 15 as the Rockets took a 31-20 first quarter lead and gradually increased it. Larry Jones finished with 29 points for the Rocketa. In other ABA games, Indiana trounced the New York Nets 125-110, and Dallas beat Houston j 111-105. Kentucky at Minnesota ' was postponed because of a storm. | On Saturday night, Indiana stopped Kentucky 114-97, Miami ; edyed Minnesota 103-99, Los Angeles tripped Denver 124-119 in , overtime, Dallas hammered \ Houston 130-103, and Oakland ' blasted New Orleans 144-124. | In the NBA Sunday, Los An- j geles nudged Philadelphia 102-99! and Milwaukee whipped Phoenix 127-116. Indiana had little trouble with the Nets, who played without three flu-stricken players. The Pacers outscored New York 3720 in the second quarter for a 64-44 halftime lead that settled the issue. Bob Netolicky had 25 points and Mel Daniels scored 19 and grabbed 20 rebounds for Indiana. Ellon McGriff came off the bench in the second quarter when John Smith picked up his fourlh foul, and McGriff scored 20 points for Dallas. Willie Somerset had 32 for Houston. MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1968 Dallas' Cole Is Close Second Falcon's Humphrey Named Defensive Rook Of Year By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Humphrey, the 6-foot-5, 225- pound defensive end of the Atlanta Falcons, has been voted defensive Rookie of the Year in the National Football League. Humphrey was the No. 1 pick of the Falcons in the 1968 draft and the third man taken of the 462 selected by the 26 pro clubs. The voting of an Associated Press panel of 48 sports writers j and sportscasters, three from | each league city, was close be-1 tween Humphrey and Larry j Cole of Dallas. The defensive end took over Willie Townes' job in mid-season and helped the Cowboys win the Captiol Divi- 1 sion championship. I Although six of the panel I members did not participate in] this phase of the voting, announced today, the 42 votes cast i were divided among six candi-; dates. Humphrey was the winner: with 17 and Cole a close second with 14. | Jamie Rivers. St. Louis mid- 1 die linebacker who was injured late in the season, was third with six votes. Jim Smith, the Washington defensive hack who suffered a broken neck in thc^ last game with Detroit, drew' three ballots. I Bob Atkins, SI. Louis corner Pro Basketball NBA Eastern Division W...L Pct ...G .B. Baltimore .... 26 7 .788 — Phila'phia .... 23 9 .719 2% Boston 21 10 .677 4 Cincinnati .... 20 12 .625 5% New York .... 20 17 .541 8 Detroit 11 20 .355 14 Milwaukee .. 10 25 .286 17 Western Division Los Angeles 24 10 .706 — \tlanta 19 15 .559 5 San Diego .... 15 19 .441 9 San Fran 14 21 .400 10Y 2 C.iicago 13 22 .371 11% Seattle 13 24 .351 12& Phoenix 8 26 .235 16 Sunday's Results Milwaukee 327, Phoenix 116 Los Angeles 102, Phila'phia 99 Oily games scheduled Saturday's Results Baltimore 131, Phoenix 117 New York 131, Seattle 105 Boston 102, Chicago 94 Atlanta 120, Detroit 110 .San Diego 132, Cincinnati 124 San Fran. 109, Phil 'phia 94 Only games scheduled back, and Bill Relk, San Francisco defensive_ end, each received one vote. Humphrey played both end and tackle in college at Tennessee Slate. National Hockey League THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Division BANTAM LEAOTTE High Series: Todd Wood 250: Lon Lowcry 246; Dick Carrel t- son 239: Brian 222: Danny Boycr 217: Robbie Johnson 208: Pa'.'Ia Ftirson 181. filRT.S LEAGUE High Series: Kalhy \Vi.sni°\v.=ki 446: Janice S'lolton S^O; Vickie Sendelb^.ch 373: Cindy Shafcr 358: Dc'va Ri-hardson 336. W. I.. T IMs. Boston . IS 7 6 42 Montreal 17 7 7 41 Toronto 16 8 6 38 Chicago 17 12 2 36 New York 17 13 2 36 D •troit 14 13 4 32 West Division St. Louis 13 9 9 35 Los Angeles 11 15 3 25 Oakland 10 18 5 25; Minnesota 9 18 5 23: Pnila'phia 9 IS 5 23; P'tfsburgh 6 19 6 is' Saturday's Results 50,000 Miles built in a radial tire Yes - Guaranteed* for 40.000 miles of tread wear. Guaranteed* quality in workmanship and materlati. Guaranteed* against failure due to road hazards. That's what you get with MICHEUN "X" RADIAL Tire* Plui full grip . . . full traction in alt weather. 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