Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 28, 1968 · Page 9
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I SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 196S ^HE REGISTER-NEWS — MT- VERNON, ILLINOIS fast Favored Over West Missouri-Alabama Open Big Weekend Of Bowls DECIDING DOUBLES MATCH FOB DAVIS CUP—U.S. doubles player Bob L«tz makes backhand shot watched by teammate Stan Smith against Australia in deciding doubles Davis Cup match in Adelaide, Australia. It was fourth tunc in past 18 years that U.S. has won the cup. (AP Wirephoto) First Time Around Kelly Killed Colts With 30 Carries Ashe Upset In Final Match Final Davis Cup Score: Americans 4, Aussies J By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Bill Bowrey, once a doubtful By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer CLEVELAND (API • The istarter for the Australians, up- night before Cleveland met Bal-[ S ot Arthur Ashe in the final timore during the regular sea-{match Saturday and prevented son, Bill Nelscn, the Browns' quarterback and former Southern California star, picked up a newspaper to see how his alma mater had done lhat day. "The first thing I noticed," Nelsen recalls, "was that USC had run O. J. Simpson more than 30 times. And I remember thinking 'a guy can get killed running that many times in one game.' "The next day the first tiling I did after we played the Colts was to get hold of a statistical sheet, and the first thing I noticed was that I had run Kelly 30 times." Kelly is Leroy Kelly, and he a 5-0 sweep by the Americans in the Davis Cup Challenge Round. Thi'illing Australians, who are seeing: the big international ten-, ., _ , ., , ... • 4 „ \„ i, 4.„ 4.u„ 17„;+„,i I year-old John Alexander in the nis trophy go back to the United . ,. arms around the youngster and led him off the court. The final two matches were stripped of importance when Ashe beat Ruffels in four sets and Graebner won over Bowrey in five on the opening day and young Stan Smith and Bob Lute of the University of Southern California swept to a three-set victory over Ruffels and 17- States for the first time in five years, the tall 25-year-old Sydney player stunned Ashe, rated the werld's top amateur, 2-6, 6?., 11-, 8-6 to make the final score of the series—U.S. 4, Australia 1. Earlier, Clark Graebner, the New York paper company representative climaxing a fighting comeback on the American team, had scored the fourth straight U.S. point with a 3-6, 86, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Ray survived the workout Nelsen j Ruffels, the hard-serving Australian left-hander. About 4,400 spectators in the antiquated stands of the Memorial Drive Courts sat through 5% hours of tennis in bright, 80- degree weather. The proud Aussies rose to their feet and gave Bowrey a rousing ovation. Veteran Harry Hopman, completing his 21st campaign as Australian captain, wrapped his doubles This made the score 3-0 and put the cup beyond Australia's reach, but the final two matches were waged bitterly on both sides, as if the future residence of the cup was at stake. Ashe, holder of the U.S. amateur and open crowns, was obviously not up to his best form. He favored his ailing right elbow, serving only periodically at top speed. He moved laboriously over the court at times and appeared unable to bend to the proper position on low volleys. His main errors were on overhead smashes and in low voile ys. Graebner. attacking relentlessly, rolled to a 5-0 lead in the final set. only to lose his service in the sixth game, double-faulting twice. But he stormed back to break Ruffels for the fourh time of he set and gain his second singles victory of he series. May Be Out Three Weeks Barry Suffers Knee Injury Against Nets gave him But he killed the Colts, penetrating the Baltimore defense for 130 yards on his. 30 carries while also catching two passes and scoring a pair of touchdowns as the Browns took a 3020 victory. That's the only blemish on the Baltimore record in 15 games so far this season and Kelly's performance that day is probably the major reason Baltimore Coach Don Shula says "we'll be watching him all the time Sunday" when the two teams meet in the National Football League title game. Kelly put together seven 100- yard days during the regular season while gaining 1,239 yards and becoming only the third, three-time 1000-yard rusher in NFL history. "We think," said Nick Skorich, who runs the Cleveland offense, "that if Kelly runs the ball 20 times he'll break a long one sooner or later. We also feel if we give him the ball 20 times he'll give us 100 yards." "I'm sure when Baltimore says they'll be watching him all the time they will be. They'll make sure they know where he is all the time," said Skorich. Finding him, however, is one tiling. Stopping him is another. ECAC Holiday Festival First, Round St. John's, N.Y., 61, Michigan State 51 t-CLA 9S, Providence SI Princeton 67, Holy Cross 55 North Carolina 6D. Villanova 61 n'urt, writing in Quaker City Festival ':c was taken lo a dressing room {leader Minnesota upped its lead First Round and then to Smithtown, N.Y., | over Kentucky to seven games, South Carolina 86, Rhode Is- General Hospital. ! winning for the 20th time in 29 l .ir .cl 68 1 Dr. David Lipton examined sftrts. Si. Joseph's, Pa., 7-1, DcPaul 64 • Barry and said there was possi- 1 The Pipers, playing without By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer The college football bowl season hits full stride today with four games, follows with single bames Monday and Tuesday, and capt it all with the Big Four on New Year's Day. In between, of course, there are the two pro football championships—the National Football League with Baltimore at Cleveland and the AFL with Oakland at the New York Jets—both 'on Sunday. The long, long weekend got started Friday night when Richmond upset favored and previously unbeaten Ohio University 49-42 in the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla. The explosive passing combination of Richmond quarterback Buster O'Brien and end Walker Gillette was too much for Ohio, 10-0 going into the game. Today's line-up had Missouri, 7-3, vs. Alabama. 8-2, in the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla.; Auburn, 6-4, vs. Arizona, 8-2, in the Sun Bowl at El Paso, Tex.; and two games matching all- star teams. Those are the East- West Shrine Game at San Francisco and the Blue-Gray at Montgomery, Ala. The television schedule, all times EST, has the Gator on ABC-TV at 1:30 p.m., followed by the East-West, also ABC, at 4:30 p.m. The Blue-Gray is on CBS-TV at 1 p.m., followed by the Sun Bowl, also CBS, at 4 p.m. Eastern runners such as Leroy Keyes and Perry Williams of Ourdue and Ron Johnson of Michigan make their team a slight favorite in the East-West game, while Auburn is a 10-11 point favorite over Arizona, which lost its last game after accepting the Sun Bowl bid. Missouri and Alabama, two of the nation's top defensive units, expect a low-scoring game in the Gator Bowl, through Alabama Coach Bear Bryant said he hoped it would be otherwise. The Blue-Gray matched Southern speed against the passing of Greg Cook of Cincinnati, with the scoring expected to be high. The early games next week have Louisiana State, 7-3, and Florida State, 8-2, two teams which have never played each other, matched in the Peach Bowl at Atlanta Monday night, and fast-closing Oklahoma and Southern Methodist, each 7-3, in the Blue Bonnet Bowl at Houston Tuesday night. Sports Network will televise each game, the Peach Bowl at 8 p.m., EST, and the Blue Bonnet at 7:30 p.m., EST. The big ones—the Rose, Cotton, Sugar and Orange Bowls- are on New Year's Day. with one of the best line-ups yet. Eight of the first nine teams in the nation collide in those, including No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Southern California in the Rose Bowl. Rugged Ohio State matches its defense, desire and a 9-0 record against Southern Cal and O.J. Simpson, 9-0-1 after a tie with Notre Dame in the regular season finale runied a perfect record. 9-1, in the Orange Bowl at Miami; Georgia, No. 4, 8-0-2, takes on Arkansas, No. 9, 9-1, in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, and Texas, No. 5, 8-1-1, plays Tennessee, No. 8, 8-1-1, in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas. The television line-up, with all times EST, has the Sugar Bowl at 2 p.m., the Rose Bowl at 5 p.m. and the Orange Bowl at 8 p.m., all on NBC-TV, and the Cotton Bowl on ABC-TV at 2 p.m. The current favorites include Ohio State by three points, Penn Penn State 10-0 and No. 3 in j State 2%, Texas 6% and Geor- the nation, plays No. 6 Kansas, I gia 7. Weather Is Thorny Problem Raiders And Jets Gear For Showdown By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The condition of the weather, Daryle Lamonica and Warren Wells were all that remained for discussion today as the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets geared up for Sunday's American Football League championship game. The weather involved snow, rain, wind and cold. Lamonica, the Raiders' quartei'back, was involved with a sore right thumb and Wells with a bruised heel. Both were involved in a bit of a mystery. Both teams were prevented from running through a light, final workout at Shea Stadium today because the frozen field was covered with a tarpaulin. As long as bad weather threatens, the tarp probably won't be removed until some time before the game starts. NBC wUl televise the contest nationally, with the New York area blacked" out, starting at 1 p.m. EST. As thorny a problem as the weather is, though, Coach John Rauch and the Raiders had to be more concerned with Lamonica, the man who makes the passing attack go, and Wells, one of his big helpers. Lamonica hurt the thumb on his throwing hand in the fourth quarter of Oakland's Western Division playoff game with Kansas City last Sunday. He didn't return to the game although no one really noticed it because Oakland had such a big lead. The Raiders didn't say any­ thing about the thumb until Friday when Rauch finally was asked about it. The same situation prevailed for Wells' bruised heel. In a telephone news conference which he held with sports writers in New York shortly before the team flew East, Rauch disclosed that Wells, Oakland's ace split end, hadn't practiced all week because of the heel injury. Rauch said Wells was kicked in the third quarter of the Kansas City game, but the injury hadn't shown up until Tuesday. The coach said Wells' status was probable while Lamonica's thumb was "pretty good" Friday after being not so good Thursday. The man who will have to make it all go is quarterback Joe Namath, the league's Most Valuable Player. "I'm feeling as good or better than I ever have," Namath said. Far West Classic First Round Washington St. 86, Syracuse 67 Oregon State 46, Arizona St. 42 (overtime.) Milwaukee Classic Semifinals Wisconsin 74, Ohio U. 68 Marquette 62, Army 42 Motor City Classic Temple 67, Miami, Ohio 62 Detroit 26, Mississippi St. 62 STANDOUTS — Detroit's Denny McLain and Bob Gibson of the Cards dominated baseball honors by winning the Cy Young and MVP awards In their respective leagues. 8 In A Row! N'western Tops Boston, Wins Gator SCCHES JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)— Rugged Northwestern ran its winning streak to eight games with an impressive 77-68 victory over Boston College for the Gator Bowl Basketball Tournament championship Friday night. Dale Kelley, a 5-foot-ll jumping jack, matched 1 muscle with bigger men under the baskets for rebounds and scores, sparking the Wildcats into command of the game midway in the second half. Boston College, with injured Billy Evans sitting out most of the tournament, had to rely chiefly on Terry Driscoll for its offense and Northwestern collapsed its defense on him in the second half. It was a tight game most of the first half, the lead changing hands nine times. Northwestern put on a flurry just before halftime to take a 36-32 advantage. The Eagles from Boston never caught up again, although they came within two points. Even with Dan Davis and Jim Sarho in foul trouble, Northwestern had the bench strength to keep in front after moving ahead by as much as 12 points. Kelley led Northwestern with 22 points. Driscoll had 21 for Boston College. Florida took third place in the tournament with a hard- fought 82-77 victory over arch­ rival Georgia. ' At East Aurora Bremen 111, Downers Grove South 90 Mundelein 67, Glenbrook North ?9 Joliet West 63, Marmion 61 East Aurora 131, Harvard 84 At Rockfortl Chicago Carver 60, Antioch 35 Zion-Bcnton 78, Galena 55 Winnebago 58. West Aurora 48 Elgin Larkin 66, Dundee 45 Rockford Auburn 67, Barrington 56 Rockford Boylen 57, Peoria limestone 55 Dixon 81. Rockford Guilford 77 Champaign Centennial 74, Rockford Harlem 70 At Bafavla Bcnel Acad. 60, Forest View Z\ Batavia 85, Evergreen Park 72 At Malta Franklin Center 78, Aurora Central 62 Malta 5S, Lelard 51 At Piano Somonauk 64, Minooka 63 Burlington Central 63, Mazon 5S Hinckly— Big Rock 62. Sandwich 53 Hurricane Classic First Round lUirois 90, Creighton 77 Miami, Fla. 72, Pittsburgh 70 Rainbow Classic First Round Purdue 98, Arizona 72 Hawaii 88, Submarine Forces Pacific 86 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rick Barry, the Oakland Oaks' superstar, made his American Basketball Association debut ir New York with a splash, a smash and finally a crash. 1 Barry, the league's top scor- '.i, had a special news conference Thursday in a downtown ; New York City hotel, when he arrived. Then the 6 foot -7 Barry, with a 35 - point average, sparked the Oaks in their 131-116 victory over the New York Nets Friday night, hitting for 37 points. But wilh 3:17 remaining to play—came the crash. Barry, driving toward the basket, fell heavily on his left kree. With an i excited crowd of 3,814 fans ' watching, Bairy lay on the pain. Finally 111-109. The Oaks, trailing 34-29 after one quarter, erupted for 45 second-period points for a 74-57 margin and were never threatened. Jim Eakins added 21 points fo:- Oakland while Larry Brown had 18 points and 14 assists, Ron "Perry topped New York with 25 points. Baroy, who was in extreme pain in the dressing room, will miss the Oak's game tonight i- indianapolis. He flew to Oakland and will be treated there. "I thought it snapped and ti en I thought it came right back in," Barry said, referring to the knee. "It never felt like I ripped -something. It just felt like a blow." Meanwhile, Eastern Division Colts Activate Timmy Brown For Cleveland Title Match i wry s rmt or JOE MARTIN INSURANCE AGENCY 244-2800,—1110 Main i nie injury to the ligaments or ->irtilage. The doctor didn't thirk it was serious but he indi ca.ed Barry might be out for three weeks. In other ABA games, New Orleans dropped Dallas, 125-106 and Minnesota nipped Kentucky Sthn. Moth. 94, Mississippi 70' 1)0-106. • — -~ 1 in the National Basketball As- Utah Classic fociation, Baltimore rolled over Utah 83, VMI 75 , Milwaukee 136-122 and New Colorado St. 7. 67, Rutgers 66 i York squeezed past San Diego Indi-nn 86. Niagara S3 La Salle 70, Penn Slate 55 Kodak Classic First Round Fenn 76, Solon Hall 7-1 Rochester 73, Rice 67 All-Sports Classic Drake 71, Minnesota 48 > ATTENTION! k Members Of Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 755 f Loyal Order of Moose • \ m DANCE m MEJ 9 T0 THE MUS(C OF k . 'MS ZACH SMITH r ,WjL TUB., DEC. 31 y '.fly Brought, back by popular dt mand. • Admission: Your Paid Up Gr»«n Moos© Card' 4 4 • 4 4 i 4 itw center Connie Hawkins, out wilh the flu, were paced by Charlie Williams wilh 32 points. The Pipers came from a 52-46 t'eficit at halftime with a big third period. Louie Dampier led the Colonels with 35 points. Jimmy Jones sparked New Orleans with 28 points and tied a team record with 13 assists. Dallas Coach Cliff Hagan was ejected from the game when he had two quick technicals called on him after only six minutes of play. STATE FARM Insurance Companies Home Offices Bloomlnoton, Illinois State Farm is all you need to Know about Insurance. By JACK HAND CLEVELAND (AP) — A cold cloudy day with snow flurried end temperatures in the uppev 20s is the outlook for Sunday's National Football League titlii game between the favored Baltimore Colts and the Cleveland Browns. Steady rain soaked this lakefront city Friday and into the early morning hours of Satur- dev hut the tarpaulin-covered field at Cleveland Stadium was protected from the elements. Unless there is unexpected heavy precipitation Sunday, Cleveland officials indicate th« iiold will he at least as good as it ws Inst week when tlv; Browns nupse the Dallas Cow- bovs 31-20 for the Eastern Conference crown. Coach Blanton Coller sent the Browns through a long drill on the sodder. turf at Case Western Reserve University Friday. 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