Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 24, 1974 · Page 4
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t*age Four HOPfc (ARK.) STAR Tuesday, September 24, 19?4 Star Knife Sports Cards fall to Pirates By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer It was, as Pittsburgh Manager Danny Murtaugh put it, ".'i bang-bang play." And it shot down St. I-ouis' chance to nail the Pirates. Lou Brock, having just stolen his 115th base of the year, was on second in the eighth inning. Then he tried for No. 116. But it was Brock who got nailed instead, Manny Sanguil- len gunning him down with a perfect throw to Richie Hebner. It was an especially costly attempt at larceny when, a moment later, Ted Sizemore singled. Brock would have scored — had he still been on second. Instead, it was just a meaningless hit for the Cardinals in a still scoreless game. Scoreless until the 10th inning, that is, when Hebner singled to give the Pirates a 1-0 victory that moved them within a scant half-game of the first- place Cards in the frenetic National League East race. In the less-heated West Division, the Los Angeles Dodgers reduced their flag-clinching "magic number" to four by beating the Atlanta Braves 4-3 and widening their margin over fading Cincinnati to five games. In the only American League action — not involving pennant contenders — the Milwaukee Brewers beat Cleveland 6-2 in the first game of a twinight doubleheader before the Indians bounced back for a split with a 7-4 triumph. Shreveport greets WFL, SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A parade was planned through downtown streets today for the World Football League's Texans and this city was hoping it could announce a new name for • its new football team. The way was cleared Monday for the Texans to play the Memphis Southmen at the Fair Grounds here Wednesday night, A contest to name the team produced upward of 40,000 entries and the scheduled announcement of a winner was postponed Monday by the avalanche of postcards and letters. Club officials say workouts in Shreveport have been more enthusiastic than ever before. Jim Rooker, 14-11, pitched nine innings of shutout ball for the Pirates and got the victory when Dave Giusti chalked up his 12th save of the year. Pinch-hitler Paul Popovich batted for Rooker and singled to lead off the 10th, then Rennie Slenneltsacrificedpinch-runner Miguel Dilone to second before Hebner delivered his winning hit down the right field line. Brewers 6-4, Indians 2-7 While the battles went on for the lop of the divisions in Ihe Nalional League, Ihe all-but- overlooked struggle continued in the middle of the American league East wilh Milwaukee and Cleveland vying for fourlh place. Milwaukee won Ihe opener wilh four runs in Ihe ninlh inning, two on Tim Johnson's tie- breaking double. Two-run homers by Charlie Spikes and Ix;ron Lee led the Indians to victory in the nightcap, leaving the Brewers within half a game of Ihe Indians. Dodgers 4, Braves 3 Mike Marshall bailed Don Sullon out of a tense, eighth-inning jam wilh his 101st appear- ance of the year to preserve the Dodgers' victory. Sutlon, 18-9, who singled and doubled lo drive in two Los Angeles runs, was chased after giving up a single to Craig Robinson, a triple to Ralph Garr and a home run to Rowland Office. Bill Buckner collected a double and Ihree singles, drove in one run, scored one and took a homer away from Dusty Baker in the fourth inning when he leaped high lo spear Ihe drive, his glove clearly over Ihe lop of the lefl field wall. Hot Springs' defense named top players LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The stringer who telephoned the account of the Hot Springs-Fort Smith Southside foolball game had a suggestion. "You ought to name the whole Hot Springs defense the player of the week," he said. Hot Springs Coach Bobby Hannon agreed. "We can't single out anybody," he said. "How can you do that when the other learn doesn'l make a firs I down." So, the Associated Press Player of the Week award goes lo Ihe Hot Springs defense. The Trojans held Soulhside to a total offense of 15 yards and the Rebels did nol make a firsl down until Hoi Springs was penalized for having loo many players on Ihe field on the next to last play of the game. The defensive performance is even more impressive in light of Ihe facl that Southside was 2-0 and ranked No. 4 in Ihe stale. "On defense, you strive to shut people out, but when they don't make a first down, what can you say," Hannon said. "I told everybody early in the year that with eight people coming back on defense, that Ihe defense was going lo help Ihe offense oul," Hannon said. "They're a litlle bil beller lhan I thought." "I think this defense took a lot of beating last year. I think Ihey came of age in Ihe firsl couple of ball games this year. This is a more aggressive unit than we've ever had before." The defense has not allowed a louchdown in Ihree games. Jacksonville scored when a defensive player picked up a loose ball and raced 96 yards. Hannon said Ihe trojans had three question marks on defense before the season began. They have been filled by end John Seiz, 6-foot-3, 205; end Wallace Walkins 6-fool-7, 240, and tackle John Anderson, 6- fool-2, 195. Here is Ihe reminder of Ihe Trojans' defense: Tackle—Slevie Joe Parker, 6- fool-2, 235. Noseman—Harvey Barren, 6- foot-1, 205. Linebackers—Larry Jackson, 6-foot-l, 205 and Larry Hill, 6- foot-1, 215. Cornerback — Willis Duvall, 5-foot-9, 150 Safety-^John Wells, 5-foot-10 160. Rover—Roosevelt Bland 6- fnol-3, 175. LITTLE ROCK-Top Player, add: 175. Hannon said Soulhside ran 32 plays and six of Ihose were punts. "That tells you how we controlled the football game," he said. Hannon said it was Ihe best game Ihe Trojans had played since Ihe Class AAA championship game against Jonesboro in 1970. It's a spoonbill! Baseball Scores By The Associated Press 'St. Louis Pittsburgh Philaphia Montreal New York Chicago .529 .490 .474 .454 .421 .630 .597 .542 .510 .458 .361 GB 9 11 17 5 13Vi> 18M: 10 National League East W L Pet. 82 72 .532 81 72 75 78 72 80 69 83 64 88 West Los Angeles 97 57 Cincinnati 92 62 Atlanta 84 71 Houston s 78 75 San Fran 71 84 San Diego 56 99 Monday's Games Pittsburgh 1, St. Louis 0, innings Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Montreal (Blair 10-7 and Renko 11-15) at Chicago (Hooton 611 and Burris 3-4), 2 New York (Webb 0-1) at Philadelphia (Carlton 15-12), N Houston (Griffin 14-9) at Cin- dnnati (Kirby 10-9), N Pittsburgh (Kison 7-8) at St.Louis (Curtis 9-13), N San Francisco (D'Acquisto 12-13) at San Diego (Gerhardt 1-1), N Atlanta (P. Niekro 18-12) at Los Angeles (Messersmith 196) f N Wednesday's Games Montreal at Chicago, 2 New York at Philadelphia, 2, twi-night Houston at Cincinnati, N Pittsburgh at St. Louis, N San Francisco at San Diego, Atlanta at Los Angeles, N American League New York Baltimore Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Oakland Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan City California East W L 84 70 83 71 78 74 74 79 74 81 71 82 West 86 68 81 72 80 74 75 78 75 79 61 93 Pet. .545 .539 .513 .481 .477 .464 .558 .529 .519 .490 .487 .396 GB — 1 5 9% lOVfe 12% — 4M- 6 lOVi 11 25 Monday's Games Milwaukee 6-4, Cleveland 2-7 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Boston (Tiant 20-13 and Morel 8-9) al New York (Gura 5-0 and May 7-4), 2, twi-nighl Milwaukee (Champion 11-3) at Cleveland (G. Perry 20-11), N Detroit (Ruhle 1-0) at Baltimore (McNally 16-10), N California (Ryan 20-16) at Kansas City (Splittorff 13-18), N Chicago (Bahnsen 11-14 and B. Johnson 9-4) at Texas (Hargan 12-8 and Bibby 1918), 2, N Minnesota (Decker 16-12) at Oakland (Blue 15-15), N Wednesday's Games Milwaukee at Cleveland, N Detroit at Baltimore, N Boston at New York, N California at Kansas City, N Chicago at Texas, N Minnesota at Oakland, N —Hope (W.) Star photo Elvin Johnson of Hope displays a six-pound spoonbill catfish that was caught by Cleveland Ware. The long-nosed fish was caught below the dam at Millwood Lake. Dempsey kicks Eagles to win H • ....... has Ipfi Lhe learn iH sr PHILADELPHIA (AP) Torn Dctnpsey kicked his way back into the good graces of Philadelphia Eagles' management. The 27-year-old Dempsey tooted two pressure-packed field goals in Monday night's nationally televised game to give the Eagles a 13-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles have never said so officially, but there have been strong rumors that the National Football League club wanted to unload the kicker. Dempsey, as player representative, led the Eagles in the strike against the NFL. He exchanged iiarsh words with Eagles' owner Len Tbse. As a result, he hasn't even signed his 1974 contract. But all the bitterness was lost in the glow of Dempsey's 33- yard field goal early in the final period that sent the Eagles ahead 10-7. And after Dallas Lied it, the gutty kicker with the club foot booted one 45 yards with 25 seconds left to win the game. Tose rushed up to a bunch of newsmen in the Eagles' dressing room after the comeback triumph, and shouted for all to hear, "Dempsey will sign a contract this week." The 255-pound Dempsey, from Palomar, Calif., Junior College, is no stranger to being a football hero. He holds the NFL record for longest field goal — a 63-yarder in the final seconds of a 1970 game that gave New Orleans a last-second victory over Detroit. Dempsey parted company with the Saints prior to the 1971 season, victim of a bulging waist line and a feud with the head coach. He sat at home waiting for somebody to call. The Eagles signed him as a free agent but didn't activate him until the eighth game of the season. Since then, the 6-foot-l booter Upset is name of game for '74 football year By HERSCHEL N1SSENSON AP Sports Writer If Ihe rash of upsets over the weekend is any indication, the theme for Ihe young college foolball season will be entitled "New Faces of 1974." For example, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois took some of the play away from Ohio State and Michigan in the Big Ten. Texas A&M in Ihe Southwest Conference and Oklahoma Stale in the Big Eight will have to be reckoned with afler impressive road triumphs. And Navy may have signaled an end to Penn State's long domination in the East. II was a losl weekend for no fewer lhan eighl of the Top Twenty teams. Third-ranked Oklahoma and No. 13 Southern California may have been lucky Ihey didn'l play. Things began innocenlly enough wilh No. 1-ranked Notre Dame crushing Northwestern 49-9 and second-ranked Ohio Stale walloping Oregon State 51-10. Then the fun started with Wisconsin upending fourth- ranked Nebraska 21-20. Alabama, rated fifth, survived wilh a 52-0 rout of Southern Mississippi and No, 6 Michigan blanked Colorado 31-0. But Texas A&M upset seventh-ranked Louisiana Stale 21-14, and unheralded Navy slunned eighlh-ranked Penn State 7-6. Ninth-ranked Texas smothered Wyoming 34-7 but didn't really impress anyone, and No. 10 Arkansas, an upset winner over Southern Cal a week earlier, lost a 26-7 contest to Oklahoma Stale. There's more. Arizona Slate, ranked No. 11, defeated Texas Ohio State moves into top spot By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer In extremely close voting, Ihe Buckeyes of Ohio State replaced Notre Dame today as ! th'e No. 1-ranked learn in The Associaled Press college fool- ball poll. Five new learns appeared in the Top Twenty as a result of the weekend's rash of upsets. Following Saturday's 51-10 rout of Oregon State, Ohio State received 23 first-place votes — three fewer than Notre Dame — and 1,110 of a possible 1,220 points from a nationwide panel of 61 sports writers and broad- caslers. The Fighling Irish of Noire Dame, who walloped Norlh- weslern 49-3, received 26 firsl- place voles but only 1,104 points. Oklahoma, idle last weekend, held onlo ihird place wilh eight first-place ballots and 913 points. Alabama, fifth a week ago, received the other four No. 1 votes and 896 poinls and moved up a nolch to fourth by baiter- ing Southern Mississippi 52-0. Nebraska, last week's No. 4 team, dropped to 10th by losing lo Wisconsin 21-20. Michigan, a 31-0 winner over Colorado, climbed from sixlh lo fifth with 756 points. Texas defeated Wyoming 34-7 and rose from ninth to sixth with 588 points. Last week's 7-8 teams, Louisiana State and Penn State, were upset by Texas A&M 21-14 and Navy 7-6 and skidded to 17th and 19ih, respectively. Arizona State trounced Texas Christian 37-7 and jumped from llth to sevenlh. Pilt shot from a tie for 15th lo eighth with a 27-17 triumph over Georgia Tech. Texas A&M, a newcomer to the rankings, zoomed all the way lo ninth by beating LSU. Nebraska rounded out the Top Ten. The Second Ten consists of Wisconsin, Oklahoma Slale, North Carolina Slate, Tennessee, Arizona, Illinois, Louisiana State, Southern California, Penn State and Miami of Florida. Wisconsin made it by edging Nebraska. Oklahoma Slale knocked off Arkansas 26-7 one week after the Razorbacks upset Southern Cal. Illinois thrashed Stanford 41-7 and Miami stunned Houston 20-3. One member of the panel called this week's voting the toughest he's ever had to do. •'You've got about six or seven teams and after that throw Via in a hat," he said, adding that he spent al leasl four hours wrestling wilh his ballot. Last week's Second Ten consisted of Arizona State, UCLA, Southern Cal, Maryland, N.C. Stale and Pitl lied for 15th, followed by Tennessee and Arizona, wilh Houston and Stanford tied for 19th. The Top Twenty, wilh first- place votes in parenlheses, season record and total points. Points tabulated on basis of 2018-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1: 1. Ohio St. 2. N. Dai 3. Oklahi 4. Alabai 5. Michif 6. Texas 7. Arizona 8. Pitl 9. Tex; 10. Neb 11. Wis< 12. Okl£ 13. N. ( 14. Teni 15. Arizona 16. Illinois 17. Louisna 18. So. 19. Pei Chrislian 37-7 behind sophomore Mark Lovelt's two touchdowns and Ihe quarler- backing of freshman Dennis Sproul. Bui 12th-rated UCLA losl 21-10 to Iowa, which didn't win a game last season, and No. 14 Maryland bowed to Florida 17-10 on Tony Green's 74- yard gallop in the second period and Jimmy Fisher's 18-yard pass clo Lee McGriff in Ihe Ihird. The two teams tied for 15th, North Carolina Stale and Pill, defeated Clemson and Georgia Tech, respectively, by scores of 31-10 and 27-17, No. 17 Tennessee downed Kansas 17-3 and No. 18 Arizona held off Indiana 35-20. But the leams lied for 19lh joined Ihe ranks of upset vic- lims ... and may be about lo leave the ranks of Ihe Top Twenly. Houston losl for Ihe second lime in Ihree outings, bowing to Miami of Florida 203, while Stanford fell to 0-2 wilh a 41-7 ballering al the hands of Illinois. Wisconsin's jubilanl Badgers chanled, "We're No. 1!" oul- side Coach John Jardine's office afler nipping Nebraska on Gregg Bohlig's 77-yard pass lo Jeff Mack wilh 3% minutes left. Only the Scoreboard showed Penn Stale a loser to Navy. The Nitlany Lions had 20 firsl downs lo Navy's eighl and oul- gained Ihe Middies 375 yards lo 171. But they losl five of seven fumbles, missed four field goals, including a last-ditch 43yard attempt by Chris Bahr, and had a two-point conversion has led the learn ifi scoring, amassing 106 points last season on 34 conversions and 24 field. goals. His physical handicap, 'the club foot and half a fight arm — birth defects — never stood in his way as a football player. In 1971, he was honored by the Philadelphia Sports Writers as the Most Courageous Athlete of Ihe Year. The Cowboys did everything but win the gafnei Led by quarterback Roger Staubach and running backs Billy Newhouse and Walt Garrison, they amassed 385 yards, rolled up 20 first downs. The Eagles offensively gained 165 yards with five first downs. Eagles' Coach Mike McCormack summed it nicely when he said "the defense and Tom Dempsey won the game." The coach gave each member of the defense and Dempsey a game ball. The Eagles' defense gave up yardage everywhere except where il counted most — close lo the end zone. And it was the defense lhal scored the Eagles' only touchdown. It came with 2:16 gone in the fourlh quarter. Middle linebacker Bill Bergey slammed into Dallas rookie Doug Dennisonn who was trying to score from the Eagles' three. The ball burst loose. Philadelphia cornerback Joe Lavender scooped it up at the four, staggered a few yards juggling the ball, then regained stride and romped 96 yards for a TD escorled by three blockers. Old reliable Dempsey kicked the point and it was a 7-7 game. Razorbacks see changes FAYETTEyiLLE, Ark. (AP) — Halfback Tommy Woods and quarterback Mike Kirkland, who had been out with injuries, returned to practice with the Arkansas Razorbacks Monday. Woods has been recuperating from a sprained ankle. Several changes were made in posilions on Ihe team following the two-hour practice. Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles said he was experimenting with Alan Watson at defensive end and Randy Drake at offensive guard. Replacing Watson al fullback will be Rolland Fuchs. Sam Pope will workoul in Drake's posilion al cenler. Halfback Freddie Douglas also will try out a new position al splil end. William Walkins rejoined Ihe St. (23) one (26) loma (8) ima (4) gan na St. > A&M i ska insin St. ir. St. >ssee na lis na SI. al. St. i, Fla. 2-0-0 1,110 2-0-0 1,104 1-0-0 913 2-0-0 896 2-0-0 756 2-0-0 588 2-0-0 477 2-0-0 273 2-0-0 256 1-1-0 237 2-0-0 200 2-0-0 192 2-0-0 191 1-0-1 171 2-0-0 135 2-0-0 115 1-1-0 109 0-1-0 103 1-1-0 97 1-0-0 95 pass uruneu up auer suuniig aeiensive unii aiier oeing out with 4:42 left in the game. with a bad knee. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR. TABLES. 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