Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 4, 1974 · Page 22
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Page 12B MOPE (ARK.) StAR VERGER JUNIOR HIGH School Cheerleaders — Front row (on ground) Betty Szymanski, Vicki Cobb, and Lou Ann McGalliard. Middle row (sitting on fence) Sally Becherer and Kristi Kellam. Back row (standing on fence) Co-Captains Terri Alford and Sandra Reed. Not pictured: Shame Hicks. Nichlous wins big tourney By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) - Jack Nicklaus, disappointed over not winning any of golf's four major tournaments, says his triumph in the $250,000 Tournament Players Championship "has salvaged the year for me." NirWaufc put on one of his patented charges over the final round which began Sunday and concluded Monday morning due to torrential rainstorms. The 34-year-old "Golden Bear" took home the $50,000 first prize when he strung together six birdies en route to a 67 and a course-tying 72-hole total of 272. J.C. Snead, the third-round leader, equaled par 72 on the final round for a 274 total two strokes behind Nicklaus over the 6,883-yard Atlanta Country Club course. GOLF ATLANTA - Jack Nicklaus carded a final round 67, for a course-tying record of 272 total, in capturing the first annual $250,000 Tournament Players Championship by two strokes over J. C. Snead. TEAR 'EM UP BOBCATS WISHING THE BEST SEASON EVER! GO CATS GO! GO! GO! RED RIVER Go Bobcats FARM SUPPLIES, INC. Prime Quality Feed Hwy. 4 North 777-5755 It's not too coon to think about » . . COLLEGE FOR YOUR YOUNGSTER 1 r.f. cast worries all parents. What's the solution, then /jtts.i you want the best for your children? A life mil ranee policy that comes due the year your youngster graduates from hinh jf^ool can h» ?>n excellent solution, Talk to us. ANDERSON-FRAZIER Insurance Agency, Inc. Phone 777-3481 Second & Main 0OPE, ARKANSAS BOOSTING THE CATS Easy date winner By RtJTtt AM RAGLANb Associated Press Writer RWDOSO DOWNS, N.M. (AP) — Easy Dale, a filly from the farms of Waller Merrick of Sayre, Okla., captured the $1.03 million Labor Day Ail-American futurity and nosed out favorite Tiny's Gay in his bid for all three jewels of the quarter horse triple crown. Easy Date, who had been second best in the qualifying trials at 21.67 seconds, kicked in a photo-finish victory at 21.60 seconds to hand the glamour horse, Tiny's Gay, an unlucky 13. Tiny's Gay, owned by John Colville, Paramount, Calif., had never been beaten in his 12 previous outings. He already wore two jewels of the triple crown— the $358,705 Kansas Futurity and the $301,560 Rainbow Futurity—and he had a chance at being the richest quarter horse in the business. A first-place victory in what is billed as the world's richest horse race would have been his 13th, boosting his career earnings to $636,720. Hissecond-place performance netted $130,000 and pushed his winnings to $444,720. Colville, 34, a plastics manufacturing executive, who said his horse was "the best," watched quietly Monday as Easy Date's number was posted ahead of Tiny's Gay who was purchased for $3,000 at last year's Haymaker Sale in Oklahoma City. The crowd of some 14,000 was almost silent as a decision on the photo finish was being made. When it was announced, cheers went up from Easy Date's backers. Two persons standing near Colville wept. Merrick has had two A1J- American Futurity winners. Easy Date and her father, Easy Jet, who captured the crown for 2 year olds in 1969. Merrick, who has been in the horse business 35 years, said he'll probably reinvest his Easy Date money in his horses. Easy Date's rider, Don Knight, 27, of Tulsa, Okla., said, "She's the best. She ran the race on her own. She just ran her race, that's all." Trainer James McArthur called Easy Date a "natural race horse." Easy Date was a late entry in the All-American qualifying trials, and $15,000 in supplemental fees was paid to get her in. Another late entry, David Capri, came in third to win $64,000 for his owner, Frank J. Hieden, Houston. They were among 209 hopefuls running in the 21 trial heats Aug. 23 vying for one of 10 berths in the Labor Day classic. Easy Date became only the fifth filly to win the All-American since the futurity began in 1959. Others were Galobar in 1959, Goetta in 1963, Decketta in 1964 and Laico Bird in 1967. All other winners have been colts. Both fillys and colts carried 119 pounds of weight in the Labor Day race. A track spokesman said no sex allowance is made in the Ail-American. The winning time in the 1974 futurity was just shy of last year's 21.58 by Timeto Think- rich for the 440 yards. ASU ready for opener Wednesday, September 4, 19t4 BEAT ASHDOWN! JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Coach Bill Davidson of Af* kansas Slate University believes the Indians' defense is ready for ASU's season opener against Southwestern Louisiana Saturday. "Most of our people are a year older and a year wiser now," Davidson said. "Plus, we're a little quicker and we've got more depth." Nine defensive regulars from last fall's team, which had a 7*3 record, have returned. Eddie Morgan, Bill Muzik and Dick Dixon, who held the three interior line positions last year, will comprise the same trio this year. They probably will be starters at Lafayette, La., Saturday, but their backups — Jimmy Lisko, Albert O'Bryant and Sylvester Loving — also will see action. Morgan, who weighs 237 pounds, was the leading tackle among linemen last fall. Muzik, who weighs 205 pounds, makes up for his smallness with quickness, while Dixon balances the trio with his 6-foot-6, 240-pound frame. "I think it will be hard to notice a difference in quality ot performance on any combination of these six we have in a game," said Parker Dykes, defensive interior coach. At ends, the situation is similar. Pass-rusher Tony Pat ton resumed his duties on one side while returning Robert Speer is at the other position. Rent a Priceless Piano at your Priceless Piano Store We know you're not going to rush In to buy a Wurlltzer Piano unless you figure somebody in the family is going to want to play it... So before you lay out a lot of money, we have a way for you to find out if there's a hidden talent In your family. We'll bring a brand new Wurlitzer Piano to your home for three months, charge you as little as $20 a month, plus a small delivery charge, while you make up your mind. Then, when you decide to continue with your music, every cent you paid in rental will apply to the price of the Priceless Piano. WURLflZER? the music people HOUSE OF MUSIC •HOUSEoT 219 S. MAIN 777-3095 score ... 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