Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 17, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Four IIOPK (AKK.) STAR Tuesday, September- 17, 1974 LA's Marshall pitches again ByBEilTROSENTHALH AP Sports Writer Andy Messersmith, the I/xs Angeles Dodgers' bij,' winner, apparently thinks that one day off for Mike Marshall, the team's ace relief pitcher, is too much. And Manager Walt Alston tends to agree. Although the Dodgers were holding a comfortable four-run lead over the Houston Astros after seven innings Monday night, Alston brought in his durable right-hander to preserve Messersmith's 18th victory. "If Mike doesn't pilch, Ill- gets rusty silting around — and angry," Messersmilh quipped after the Dodgers had finished with a 7-2 victory and maintained their 2'^-gamc lead over the Cincinnati Reds in the National League West pennant race. "He hadn't worked since Saturday." The rampaging Keds kept pace with Los Angeles, battering the hapless San .Diego Padres 9-2 for their seventh victory in eight games The USL coach says God senf team a kicker By AUSTIN WILSON Associated Press Writer LAFAYETTE, La. (AP)- A slender soccer-style kicker from Mexico City is making waves in the bayous of \au\- siana's Cajun country with towering field goals of 50 yards and longer kickoffs that sail out of the end zone. "God sent us Rafael Septien," said Southwestern Ijoui- siana Coach Augie Tamma- riello after the 165-pound hooter had kicked field goals of 50, 49 and 33 yards against Tulane Saturday night. "He's the best field goal kicker in America." The 50-yard boot was Septien's first kick in the first football game he had ever played. "1 didn't even see the guys trying to block the kick," he said Monday. "When I watched it on film, and saw their charge for the first time, it felt kind of funny. "When I kicked off to start the game, I was so nervous I didn't even see the ball. Just kicked on instinct, sort of. But I was calm when the field goal try came up." Septien narrowly missed a 54- yarder Saturday night when something went wrong between the center and the holder. "I saw the snap, and the holder didn't put the ball down with his usual continuous motion," Septien said. "When I saw that, I lost my concentration and didn't follow through." The ball was less than a foot under the crossbar, in spite of the foul-up and the fact that he was kicking with a strained groin muscle. He was also playing after a recent bout of illness that knocked five pounds off his already slender frame. His jersey numeral "1" almost covers his chest. "I feel like I can make about 75 per cent of my kicks from 50 yards," Septien said. Dodgers have 15 games remaining and Cincinnati has 14. In other National League names, the Montreal Expos and Now York Me Us split 3-2 decisions in a twilight-night doubleheader, and the San Francisco (Hants defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-2. Only one American League inline was played, the Minnesota Twins trouncing the Kansas City Royals 7-2. Marshall's Iwo scoreless innings against the Astros Monday night reduced his ERA to 2.2B. In his two-inning stint, he allowed only one baserunner — on a walk. Tlic Dodgers capitalized on some sloppy Houston play, including four errors, one hit batsman, one wild pitch and one passed ball, for most of their runs. Bill Buckner and Lee Lacy cadi had two hits and scored twice for Los Angeles. Beds n, Padres 2 Cincinnati collected 13 hits, including consecutive homers by Dan Driessen and Cesar Geronimo in a four-run third inning, in punishing San Diego. Gcronimo, Dave Concept-ion and Johnny Bench each drove in two Cincinnati runs. Bench's two RBIs gave him 107 for the season and sole possession of the ML lead. Mets 2-3, Expos 3-2 The Expos tied Iheir club record of eight consecutive victories by winning the opener, overcoming a 2-1 deficit on Ron Woods' two-run single in the seventh inning off Jerry Koosman, 13-10. In the nightcap, the Mets ended Montreal's winning streak behind the four-hit pitching of Randy Sterling and Tug McGraw. Giants 4, Braves 2 Jim Barr checked the Braves on seven hits for his 13th victory, and received home runs from Bobby Bonds, who hit his 20lh, and Gary Thomasson, who smacked his first. Bonds also doubled in a run. Dusty Baker homered for the Braves. Twins 7, Royals 2 Bert Blyleven hurled a six- hitler for his 15lh victory and struck out five, increasing his season's total to 225 — second highest in the American League - as the surging Twins thumped the slumping Royals. The Twins have won eight of their lasl 10 while the Royals have losl 19 of 23. Indians have good drill JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Coach Bill Davidson says his Arkansas State University Indians had an unusually good practice Monday. The Indians resumed scrimmage work Monday for their Sept. 28 football season opener against defending NCAA Division II national champion Louisiana Tech. Quarterback Steve Burks, tailback Urry Uwrence, linebacker Jerry Muckensturm and offensive guard Ken Jones performed well during a 30-minute scrimmage portion of the two- hour workout. Hope Star Knifo Sports Ferguson leads Bills, 21-20 By MARVIN R. PIKE AP Sports Writer BUFFALO (AP) - "I know it's hard to say it's good to get hurt but ..." 0. J. Simpson never finished the sentence. He was busy rubbing his heavily taped right ankle sprained on a 20-yard run. But his "but" was an awfully big one. Without Simpson, the National Football League's leading ground gainer and Most Valuable Player lasl year, the Buffalo Bills were forced to go to the air Monday evening. Quarterback Joe Ferguson, last in NFL passing a year ago, responded with a pair of touchdowns in the final two minutes that carried the Bills to a 21-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders in his team's season-opener. Both passes, one for nine yards and the other for 13, went to wide receiver Ahmad Rashad, acquired by the Bills in a trade with St. Louis for quarterback Dennis Shaw. "So many people think it's all Last race in America's Cup today By CORNELIUS F. HURLEY Associated Press Writer NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The challenge for the America's Cup reached a climax today. If the Australians don't gain their first victory in the 1974 best-of- <je,ven series, it will be all over and the United States will have made another successful defense in four straight races. But win or lose, Alan Bond, owner of the Aussie's 12-meter Southern Cross, vows he will be back again. Southern Cross lost its third race to Courageous, the U.S. yacht, on Monday. "If we lose tomorrow," Bond said at Ihe post-race news conference, "I assure you it will not be the last time you see us. " Bond said he would like to be given access "to the same sails and other materials" which the American boat is using. The rules say both challenger and defender can use similar materials but the sails themselves must be made in their own country. Courageous is using many sails from the lofts of Ted Hood, her skipper, and most yachting obsevers say they are cut better and give the boat the little advantage which enables her to gain lime on each of the six legs of Ihe 24.3-mile course on Rhode Island Sound. me, even some of the players might have thought that," said Simpson, who rushed for a record 2,003 yards last season. Simpson was hurl with 56 seconds remaining in the sec- ond period. By that time he had gained 78 yards in 12 carries. The team physician diagnosed the sprain as "slight to moderate," but gave no indication whether Simoson -rPhoto.by Bennett Wood Tying up a Bobkitten is the unidentified Prescott Junior High football player in action from last Saturday's seventh and eighth grade games. Both teams proved too much for the visitors as the seventh graders won 30-0 and the eighth graders rolled to a 36-0 victory. Injuries in SWC camps are minor By The Associated Press Injuries provided the big news in Southwest Conference training camps Monday. Al Texas, Coach Darrell Royal said quarterback Marty Akins was okay after suffering a head injury in the Boston College game and complained of headaches. There was also good news at Southern Methodist where nose- guard Louie Kelcher was released from Presbyterian Hospital. He was hospitalized Sat- urday night at halftime of the SMU-North Texas State game, complaining of a headache and a sick stomach. Kelcher was hospitalized as a precautionary measure because of the Iragic meningitis attack which killed Dwaine Staten, an 18-year-old Mustange freshman foolballer. would be ready for the Miami Dolphins here Sunday. Buffalo shot into a 7-0 lead on Ferguson's four-yard toss to J.D. Hill. Aging George Blanda put Oakland on the Scoreboard with a 47-yard field goal at 13:49 in the period. In the third period, left-handed quarlerback Ken Slabler directed the Raiders from their 42 to Buffalo's 16 and Clarence Davis raced around left end for a louchdown. Blanda followed wilh a 41-yard field goal aboul seven minutes later. The drama was saved for Ihe lasl quar- .ter, however. Oakland's Don Connors halted a Buffalo drive at the Raiders' one, nailing Simpson's replacement Gary Hayman and sending him out with a sprained right ankle. Marv Hubbard's fumble set the stage for Rashad's first TD with 1:56 lefl and Buffalo went ahead, 14-13. Forty-four seconds later, Buffalo gol Ihe ball back but Jim Braxton fumbled. Defensive tackle Arl Thorns, a 260-pound- er, grabbed Ihe ball and raced 29 yards for a touchdown to put the Raiders in front 20-14. Flag Football Registration Registration for participation in a seven-man flag football league is now being accpeted al The Colony Shop, according lo George Wright, Jr. Registrations will be accepted until September 26. Shortly after, a draft will be held and the six teams will be selected. Sponsors for the teams have yet to be announced. Late-comers will be given a week after the deadline to sign up. They will be assigned to a team. The independent league will play according to seven-man flag rules. Games will be played on Thursday nights beginning October 3. The schedule will call for each team to play all the olher learns with a play-off slated to end the season. Fair Park will be the site of all Ihe games with three games being played each night. Starting time for the first game each Thursday night will be 5:30 p.m. Baseball Scores By The Associated Press ., .. ., Houston at Los Angeles, N National League St. Louis Pittsburgh Philaphia Montreal New York Chicago Los Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego East W L 79 68 77 69 73 74 69 78 67 80 60 86 West 93 54 91 57 81 C8 74 74 68 81 53 96 Pet. .537 .527 .497 .469 .456 .411 .633 .615 .544 .500 .456 .356 GB — 14 6 10 12 184 — 24 13 194 26 41 A collison appears in the making as this ude.-ii'fied Bobkitten sprints out with the ix^vott defender is moving up to e tackle ;-is another Hope player o=.>. rake —BomifU Wood photu prepares to block downfield. Both Hope teams won their first games of the year as the seventh graders won 30-0, and the eighth graders won 36-0. Monday's Results San Francisco 4, Atlanta 2 Montreal 3-2, New York 2-3 Cincinnati 9, San Diego 2 Los Angeles 7, Houston 2 Onl> games scheduled Tuesday's Games Chu.-ago (Deltore 0-0) at Philadelphia (Twitchell 6-91, N Si. Louis (Gibson 10-12) at Pittsburgh (Keuss 15-9), N New York ( Mai lack 12-12) at Montreal (Rogers 13-20), N Houston (Griffin 13-9) at Los Angfles(Kaul3-8). N Ciiuuinati (Billmgham 19-9) cu San Diego (Greif 8-17), N A i Ian la (C'apra 14-8) at San FraiH-isco (Barr 12-8 or Bryant 3-15), N Wednesday's Games Atlanta at San Francisco Chicago al Philadelphia, N Si. Louis al Pittsburgh, N Nx-w York at Montreal, N 80 78 76 72 71 67 67 70 70 74 77 80 .544 .527 .521 .493 .480 .456 — 24 34 74 94 13 West 84 79 76 72 71 60 64 69 73 76 77 89 .568 .534 .510 .483 .480 .403 — 5 84 12 13 244 Irish move Hogs rank 10th Cincinnati at San Diego, N American League East W L Pet. GB New York Baltimore Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Delroil Oakland Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan City California Monday's Results Minnesota 7, Kansas City (July game scheduled Tuesday's Games Detroit (Coleman 12-12) at Boston (Lee 16-12), N Baltunore (Palmer 6-12) at New York (Medich 18-13), N Oakland (Hunter 23-11) at Kansas City (Busby 19-14), N Cleveland (J. Perry 15-11) at Milwaukee (Colborn 8-12), N Minnesota (Albury 6-8) at Chicago (Bahnsen 11-14), N California (Hassler 4-11) at Texas (Jenkins 23-11), N Wednesday's Games Detroil al Boston, N Baltimore at New York, N Oakland at Kansas City, N Cleveland at Milwaukee, N Minnesota at Chicago, N .'ahforma at Texas, N By JERRY GARRETt AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Noire Dame Coach Ara Parseghian would be happier over the Irish being Ihe No. 1 ranked college foolball leam if it were January. Notre Dame, the defending national champions, replaced Oklahoma as top team in the weekly Associated Press rankings. The Fighting Irish, second a week ago, received 19 first- place votes and 1,004 points from a nationwide panel of sporlswrilersand broadcaslers. Ohio Slale, which gol 17 first place voles, was in second with 998 poinls. "Of course, we're very much honored lo be No.l," Parseghian said wilh a laugh. "Bui it's where you wind up after ihe season is over that's important. "I would be a lot happier being No. 1 if this were January." The Irish campaigned Ihe en- lire 1973 season lo be No. 1, and finally made it with a 24-23 victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. "We had sort of a long fight to be No. 1 lasl season and it helped our determination, I believe," said Parseghian, whose Irish teams have lost only 15 of 104 games in his 10 years as head coach. "I think the reason we weren't ranked No. 1 before this season began is all the things that have happened to us — the injuries, the construction accidents, the dismissals. "People thought we would not be as strong as last season after that. But we were fortunate enough to have a little better performance to open the season than some of the teams who were ranked ahead of us earlier." Notre Dame, idle last week, downed Georgia Tech 31-7 in a nationally televised game Sept. 9. Oklahoma, which dropped to third with 18 first place votes but only 929 points, had tough sledding in their 28-11 debut with lighlly regarded Baylor. Sooner players shared Parseghian's view on the importance of being No. 1 at this point in the season. "I'm not too worried about this poll," said Sooner quarterback Sieve Davis. "I would have lo Ihink we played well enough lo stay No. 1 and it would be a lot nicer to be No. 1. But ihe poll will probably change a lot of times before the season is over. "We just want to play well enough to wind up on top." Nebraska followed third-place Oklahoma with 728 points and Alabama was fifth with 714. Michigan, Louisiana State, Penn Slate, Texas and Arkansas round out the top ten. Arizona State heads up the second ten, followed in order by UCLA, Southern California, Maryland, Pittsburgh and North Carolina State, tied for 15th, Tennessee, Arizona and Houston and Stanford, tied for 20lh. The Top Twenty, with first- place voles in parentheses, season record and total points. Poinls labulaled on basis of 2018-16-14-12-10-9-8 etc.: l.N. Dame (19) 2.0hio St. (17) 3.0kla. (18) 4.Neb. 5.Ala. (4) G.Mich. 7.La. St. S.Penn St. 9.Texas lO.Ark. ll.Ariz. St. 12.UCLA 13.S. Cal. H.Maryland IS.Pitt (lie) N. Car .SI 17.Tenn. IS.Ariz. 19.Houston (tie) Stanford 1-0-0 1 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 0-1-0 0-1;0 1-0-6 2-0-0 0-0-1 1-0-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 ,004 998 929 728 714 590 527 443 419 378 270 148 117 95 93 93 90 58 30 30 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Knee surgery was performed on the St. Ixiuis Cardinals' Dave Butz Monday to repair damage caused during the team's National Football League opener Sunday againsl the Philadelphia Eagles. A spokesman for the team said the second-season defensive tackle will be lost to the team for the rest of the year. Also injured in the contest and scheduled for knee surgery was center Tom Banks, who will be out of action for an indefinite period. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. A.M. Major Minor 5:55 Date Sept. 17 18 19 20 21 22 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 7:05 7:50 9:00 9:50 10:55 12:20 1:10 2:10 3:15 4:05 5:10 P.M. Major Minor 12:50 1:45 2:45 3:40 4:40 '6:35 7:30 8:25 9:25 10:20 11:20 5:35 Eliminate Worry On Auto Insurance If you're approaching age 60 years, you don't have to worry about your car insurance being cancelled when you reach age 65! 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