Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 26, 1974 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 26, 1974
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(AKK.) StAU Thursday September 26, 1994 Parkview picked Hope is underdog LITTLE ttOCK (AP) - Arkansas high School football will have its own Big Shootout this week. Top-ranked North Little Rock Northeast takes on second- ranked Little Rock Parkview Thursday night. The winner will be No. 1 in the state in addition to emerging as one of the favorites in the Class AAAA race. Northeast, Parkview, Little Rock Central and Little Rock Hall are unbeaten in AAAA play. Both Northeast and Parkview were impressive running the football last week. Parkview wiped out North Little Rock Ole Main 34-6 as Gerald Jones scored four touchdowns. Northeast blasted Malvern with four touchdowns in the second quarter. Parkview won the AAAA title last year and some observers say the 1974 team is much better than the 1973 edition LR PARKVIEW 20, NLR NORTHEAST 14. West Memphis and Jonesboro played to a 10-10 tie last week in a game that was supposed to determine the most serious challenger to Blytheville in AAA-East. The Chicks will test West Memphis for themselves this week. West Memphis was fortunate to lie Jonesboro on a lasUmin- ute pass interception return. Blytheville's Bruce Hay doesn't make those kind of mistakes. BLYTHEVILLE 14, WEST MEMPHIS 6. El Dorado surprised many last week by upsetting Fort Smith Northside—the first victory for the Wildcats under coach Mike Bender, The opponent this week is Texarkana, no stranger to overnight rebuilding jobs. El Dorado is No. 9 in the polls, one notch above Texarkana, but the Razorbacks figure to win their third in a row. TEXARKANA 14, EL DORADO 8. Last week's record was a paltry 28-18, setting the season mark at 100-46. Here are other predictions involving AAAA, AAA and AA teams: Morrilton 14, Watson Chapel 13; Sheridan 19, Bryant 7; Cabot 10, Oak Grove 8; Lakeside 20, Lenoke 13; Searcy 14, Bald Bald Knob 13; Crossett 20, Arkadelphia 14; Ashdown 13, Malvern 6; Camden 10, Magnolia 13; Fairview 20, Hope 7; Eudora 19, Dumas 6; Star City 13, Fordyce 7; Hamburg 19, Der- molt 14; I,ake Village 23, McGehee 14, and Warren 20, Monlicello 14, Huntsville 20, Siloam Springs 19; Ozark 13, Alma 8; Van Buren 19, Mena 7; Atkins 20, Dar- daneile 7; Paris 23, Subiaco 10; Waldron 7, Charleston 6; Paragould 20, Batesville 14; Gosnell 19, Luxora 13; Newport 20, Walnut Ridge 19; Oscaola 14, Manila G; Trumann 13, Pocahontas 7; Hoxie 7, Greene County Tech 6; Stuttgart 23, Brinkley 14; DeWitt 13, Harvell 7; Earle 19, Hughes 14; Dollarway 21, White Hall 13, Hope Star Knife Sports Cards ease into first place n.. DtTTJTi tJ/IOfriMrnri « I . JL Carlen looking for win over DKR By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer Texas Coach Darrell Royal was holding court in 2001 of the Villa Capri in Austin after the Wyoming game and someone asked him about his defense. The coach of the sixth-ranked Longhorns said, "We've got good morale and attitude-but 1 there just ain't a heck of'a lot happening out there on defense ... You don't hear any sound effects. "Heck, you can turn your head and sometimes you don't even know you're playing." The defense is one of Royal's prime worries going into Saturday's Southwest Conference football opener with Texas Tech before the regional television cameras in Lubbock. "We have been getting an extended effort on defense ... Something is just off-key," Roysal says. "They are scrambling "... they know what we want to do and they are trying to do it... Maybe we will jell... Maybe we'll get there one of these days," The Tech-Texas game highlights a week of action in which ninth-ranked Texas A&M is at Washington, Tulsa is at Arkansas, Oklahoma State is at Baylor, SMU is at No. 1 rated Ohio State, TCU is at Minnesota, LSU is at Rice and Houston is at Virginia Tech. Texas has thumped Boston College and Wyoming in two ' outings while the Red Raiders soundly whipped Iowa State but were tied 21-all by New Mexico. "I think there's a real good chance they were looking past New Mexico," says Royal. "They had a great season last year and we were the only team to beat them and that was a tossup game ... Understandably that was a bitter loss. "It should be a tossup this year. They have exceptional running backs and they come about as close to being balanced between the run and pass as anybody." Roosevelt Leaks, who was a first team All-American at fullback, will start at halfback for the Longhorns along with fresh- menGralyn Wyatt and Earl Campbell and junior Marty Akins at quarterback. Baseball Scores By The Associated Press National League East W L Pet. GB St. Louis 83 73 .532 — Pittsburgh 82 73 .529 R Philaphia 78 78 .500 5 Montreal -75 81 .481 8 New York 69 86 .445 13% Chicago 65 91 .416 18 • West jLos Angeles 98 58 American League East W L Pet. GB Baltimore New York Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit 85 85 80 75 75 71 71 72 75 81 82 84 .545 .541 .516 .481 .478 .458 4M: 10 10% 13% • Cincinnati • Atlanta • Houston •San Fran •San Diego 94 85 78 71 58 62 72 77 .628 .603 .541 .503 .452 .369 4 12% 19% 27% 40% : Wednesday's Results : Montreal 7-3, Chicago 1-2 • Philadelphia 6-6, New York 2:3 : Cincinnati 4, Houston 1 : St. Louis 13, Pittsburgh 12,11 innings San Diego 3, San Francisco 2 Atlanta 5, Los Angeles 2 Thursday's Games Pittsburgh (Pizarro 4-1) at New York (Koosman 14-10), N ; Houston (Siebert 1-0) at Cin- fcinnati (BiUingham 19-10), N • Los Angeles (Rau 13-10 or •Downing 5-6) at San Diego ;(Freisleben9-l3), N ' Only games scheduled Friday's Games St. Louis at Chicago Pittsburgh at New York, N San Francisco at Cincinnati, N ; Philadelphia at Montreal, N ". Los Angeles at San Diego, N Only games scheduled, West Oakland 87 69 .558 — Texas 81 72 .529 4% Minnesota 81 75 .519 6 Chicago 75 78 .490 10% Kan City 75 81 ,481 12 California 63 93 .404 24 Wednesday's Games Chicago at Texas, 2, ppd., rain Cleveland 8, Milwaukee 3 Baltimore 5, Detroit 4 New York 1, Boston 0, 10 innings California 7, Kansas City 0 Minnesota 1, Oakland 0 Thursday's Games Chicago (Kaat 19-13 and Johnson 9-4) at Texas (Bibby 19-18 and Hargan 12-8), 2, twi- night Boston (Drago 6-10) at Detroit (Coleman 14-12), N California (Tanana 12-19) at Kansas City (Busby 21-14), N Minnesota (Goto 9-9) at Oakland (Abbott 5-6 or Hunter 2412), N Only games scheduled Friday's Games New York at Cleveland, N Milwaukee at Baltimore, N Boston at Detroit, N Texas at Kansas City, N Chicago at Oakland, N Minnesota at California, N ByBERTROSENTHAL AP Sports Writer "People say a certain game makes you or breaks you," said Red Schocndienst, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, as he savored his team's nerve- wrenching 13-12 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. "If there ever was a game to do it, this was it." Rookie Jim Dwyer, a seldom- used St. Louis reserve, knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the llth inning Wednesday night. The Cardinals recovered from a 5-0 first-inning deficit, then bounced back after the Pirates had scored three times in the top of the llth and had taken a 12-9 lead. The Cards' victory lifted them into first place, one-half game ahead of the Pirates. Their edge is in the win column. They have won one more game than Pittsburgh. Both teams have lost the same number of games. St. Louis has six games remaining — all on the road — three at Chicago and three at Montreal. Pittsburgh has seven games left — four at New York and three at home against Chicago. Meanwhile, in the National League West, the first-place l,os Angeles Dodgers were beaten by the Atlanta Braves 52 and their lead over Cincinnati was reduced to four games. The Reds kept their dim pennant hopes alive with a 4-1 triumph over the Houston Astros. The Dodgers' pennant- clinching number is three. Both Los Angeles and Cincinnati have six games left. .• • '. Braves 5, Dodgers 2 Two-run homers by Darrell Evans and Dusty Baker in the seventh inning against Los Angeles relief ace Mike Marshall highlighted a Braves' five-run rally and stalled the Dodgers' pennant drive. Reds 4, Astros 1 Rookie Ken Griffey continued his hot hitting for Cincinnati, stroking two hits, driving in one run and scoring one. Griffey has 11 hits in his last 19 at-bats for a .570 average. Griffey's hitting backed the pitching of Clay Kirby and rookie Rawly Eastwick, who combined for an eight-hitter. Padres 3, Giants 2 Run-scoring singles by Dave Winfield and John Grubb in the eighth inning lifted San Diego past San Francisco. Phils 6-6, Mets 2-3 Tom Mutton's three 1 run pinch homer off Mets' ace Tom Seaver in the fifth inning was the big blow for the Phils in the opener, enabling Philadelphia to overcome a 2-0 deficit. Larry Cox' two-run double in the second inning keyed a five-run uprising and helped the Phils win Orioles peck Tigers, Keep half game lead By HOWARD SMITH AP Sports Writer Detroit Tiger Manager Ralph Houk peered out of the dugout and considered the situation. The Tigers were leading 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Baltimore had two men out and runners on second and third. Mickey Lolich was tiring on the mound and crafty veteran Tommy Davis was stepping up to the plate with young Don Baylor on deck. What to do? Do you walk Davis, a man who almost always hits the ball someplace, or do you pitch to him rather than Baylor, who has been hot lately? Houk chose the latter and Davis promptly provided meat for armchair managers across the country by looping a soft liner over second base to drive in two runs. Game over. Orioles win 5-4. "It was a lucky hit," conceded Davis. "I thought'tfiey; might' walk ; 'me;' J th f en''T : s'Hw Houk motion to the right fielded to come in. You have to have a hit like that when-they »inbv ? e everybody in." The victory kept Baltimore one-half game ahead of the New York Yankees in the American League East. The Yanks outlasted Boston 1-0 in 10 innings. Lolich, 16-20, breezed into the ninth with a 4-2 lead, thanks in part to a two-run triple by Dan Meyer: Twins 1, A's 0 Bert Blyleven raised his record to 17-16 with a four-hitter, besting Glen Abbott Steve Brye drove in the game's only run with a fourth-inning double. The loss reduced Oakland's lead in the West Division to 4% games over Texas and kept the A's magic number for clinching Yanks 1, Red Sox 0 Elliot Maddox bounced a run- scoring single to left with one out in the 10th to end a pitching duel between New York's Doc Medich, 19-14, and Lee, 17-14. Both pitchers allowed seven hits a fourth consecutive title at four. Indians 8, Brewers 3 Pinch hitters Jack Brohamer and Rico Carty helped Jim Perry post his 16th victory against 12 losses. Brohamer belted a three-run double in the fourth and Carty had a two-run single in the eighth. Angels 7, Royals 0 Bruce Bochte contributed a pair of run-scoring singles and Bob Heise had a two-run double for California. Andy Hassler and Orlando Pena combined for a seven-hitter. WFL facing trouble, teams on the move NEW YORK (AP) — The World Football League bills itself as "the new game in town," Steamers hit snag, go down to Memphis By AUSTIN WILSON AP Sports Writer SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Memphis quarterback Danny White says any quarterback could have won under the circumstances he faced Wednesday night against the Shreveport Steamer. "I had all the time in the world," he said after the South- men's 17-3 World Football League victory over Shreve- porl. "Anyone could have done it." White completed 14 of 27 passes for 170 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown toss to wide receiver Roger Wallace in the first home game for the newly named Steamer since moving from Houston, where the club was known as the Texans. Steamer Coach Marshall Taylor, appointed after the move, incorporated the college veer offense for the game. "I'm confident the veer can work," Taylor said. "You'll see a lot more of it. It's just matter of timing. We only had three days to work on it and I'm satisfied with the progress we made." The beer is a triple option offense in which the quarterback may keep the ball or give it to one of two running backs. The option he chooses depends on what the defense does as he moves down the line. "The key play in the ball game was letting White get out of the hole on that punt," Taylor said. The Southmen were punting on fourth and 11 when White "momentarily juggled a high snap from center, then tucked the ball in and picked up 15 yards to change a 7-3 game into a Memphis runaway. The crucial play came on a 17-play drive in the third quarter, capped by a Bob Etter field goal. One minute into the fourth period, Willie Spencer plunged over from the 2. The Steamer drew 21,357 fans in the initial home appearance, 7,000 more than the average home attendance in Houston and 15,000 more than watched the last time the club played in the Astrodome. Steamer officials had predicted 30,000 plus for the game but a nasty all-day rain and a drop in temperature shortened lines at 30 ticket outlets around Shreveport. About half the crowd waited until the rain slacked up midway through the second quarter before arriving at the stadium. e WFL', whose 12 teams be- pjay 12 weeks ago and soon neadlong into a mini-scandal involving inflated attend- rjance figures, is suddenly found- .ering, much to the dismay of Jeague-builder Gary Davidson. .. The league is shuttling franchises and owners around like 'some teams shuttle players in and out x>f the game. In quick succession within the last week: —The Houston Texans, taken over by the league for a while, were moved to Louisiana and renamed the Shreveport Steam- Jrg ,!. —The WFL took over the Jacksonville Sharks and gave the players the first paychecks they've seen in five weeks; ; —The Detroit Wheels, rumored earlier this year to be on the way to North Carolina, declared bankruptcy, and —The New York Stars made i.he move to North Carolina instead, taking up residence in Charlotte with a new nickname to be selected soon. -^ "I expected there would be switches, but I didn't expect them to happen all at once," said the 39-year-old Davidson, the founder and commissioner of the WFL. Davidson also created the American Basketball Association and World Hockey Association, whose franchises have likewise undergone numerous shifts and financial upheavals. But Davidson is expressing optimism — guarded, at best — about his newest creation, saying the Detroit team might fold. "As it stands right now, without any additional surprises, the league can handle the situation where we are right now. If we have other surprises, we'll have to drop the team." "I didn't, expect anyone to operate in the black," he said. "It would be very unusual for anyone to operate at a profit this first season, or for the first three years." The only team he expects to show a profit this year is the Birmingham Americans. Detroit, financed by the league the the past two weeks, said in its bankruptcy petition it had liabilities of $2.5 million, $1 million of which reportedly is owed to the league itself, Davidson personally visited the Jacksonville players Wednesday morning, before their night game against Southern California in Anaheim, passed out game checks and admitted the players are still due pay for previous games. Boston investor Upton Bell, head of the syndicate that bought the Stars, said Wednesday the Stars are in Charlotte to stay — but both he and Davidson stressed that the WFL wasn't abandoning New York permanently. "We plan to come back to New York for the 1976 season when Yankee Stadium renovation will be completed," said Davidson. Mustang's center ruled out of game the nightcap. Expos 7-3, Cubs 1-2 Tom Walker pitched a six-hitter for his first complete game in the majors and Willie Davis and Bob Bailey slugged homers for the Expos in the opener. In the second game, Steve Rogers and Dale Murray combined on a seven-hitter for Montreal. By tttCR SCOtt Associated Press Writer DALLAS (AP) - Mike Smith, starting offensive center for the Southern Methodist University football team, won't be making the trip to Columbus for Saturday's game gainst top^ranked Ohio State. The question of Smith's eligibility this year, his senior season was settled for the time being Wednesday when U.S. District Judge Sarah T. Hughes ruled in effect that he could not play for the Mustangs because of punishment doled out by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The 6-foot-3, 235-pound co- captain was suspended by the NCAA because he accepted a rent-free apartment for himself and his pregnant wife in the spring'of'1973. Smith's lawyers sought to get the case into federal court. They contended he -was deprived of due process, a hearing and an attorney in the NCAA action. This violated his rights under the Constitution, they argued. The NCAA, maintained, and Judge Hughes agreed, that Smith was adequately represented by SMU officials who appealed the NCAA decision. Smith, who was informed of the NCAA ruling just prior to SMU's opening game this fall, won a temporary injunction that allowed him to play in the Mustangs' first two games. That order expired with Wednesday's court hearing. Smith acknowledged at the hearing that he accepted a rent-free apartment, in addition to the $110 per month housing allowance which the NCAA permits for married student athlet- esm. He was one of 23 SMU players who allegedly accepted cash payments for their game performances. However, he was the only player to receive a free apartment. The NCAA initially suspended the eligibility of all 23 players, but; SM.U; >appealed>'the 'rulings and the organizatiOn're'scinded' its action against all the players but Smith. SMU was placed on two-year probation for the irregularities. Smith's lawyer, Judson Francis, had no immediate comment on possible further legal action. He had asked Judge Hughes to order a full hearing at SMU for Smith on the charges. Smith's suit contended the NCAA's "arbitrary and capricious" action against him had irreparably damaged his chances for a professional career. Gil Brandt, vice president for player personnel for the Nation- al Football League Dallas Cow* boys, testified that missing his final season probably would hurt Smith's chances of making a professional team. Smith said after the hearing that he still planned a profes* sional career and Would try to make a team next year. Judge Hughes said that al« though the case might be eii* gible for federal jurisdiction because the NCAA represents both state and private .institutions, there was "no federal question involved" in Smith's suspension. Foreman meets press KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) <_ George Foreman has stopped dodging and weaving and says he'll definitely be dodging and weaving against Muhammad Ali on Oct. 30. The heavyweight champion, whose freak sparring-session eye cut postponed the $30-million title fight — originally set for Sept. 25 — displayed Wednesday what appeared to be a healing injury in one of two sessions with newsmen. The first meeting with reporters came when he removed the bandage from the one-inch cut below his right eyebrow. It was sustained Sept. 16 either by a jab or an elbow from 36-year- old sparring partner Bill McMurray, hired by Foreman to imitate Ali's quick, dancing moves. With part of Foreman's right eyebrow shaved away, the scar was barely visible, and it seemed to be healing neatly with no sign of swelling. "I'm confident the healing is under way," he said. "If everything continues going on this way, I feel I'll be able to defend my. title ... The eye seems to have gotten right back to where it was — almost." But at that first news confer- \ ence, Foreman refused to say j definitely that'he would defend j his^title^on J dct. a -3ty'the'nevH date announced by promoters. Three hours later, however, Foreman faced the newsmen again and said flatly: "I'm fighting Ali on Oct. 30.... I'm contracted to the promoters to fight on their date. I owe all the exhibitors a firm date." The statement followed a lengthy meeting between Foreman and promoter Don King, who apparently told the champion that closed-circuit television preparations and publicity could not be effected as long as he dodged setting a definite dale. Foreman said he was mentally ready to fight Ali the day after tomorrow. 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. P.M. Major Minor Ma J° r Minor o., 5 2:10 8:35 oicc 2:50 9:15 935 3:30 9:55 10:10 4:10 10:35 Date Sept. 26 Thursday 27 Friday 28 Saturday 29 Sunday 1:40 2:25 3:05 3:45 NOTICE J would like to express thanks to all of my friends and customers at Hussells Curb Market, I would appreciate your continued patronage with the new owner, Carter Wayne Russell, Jim Downs WRESTLING EMMET, ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL GYM FRIDAY NI0HT, SEPT, 11, 8;30P,M, SECOND MAIN EVENT BRUISER BOB SWEETAN YS, ROCKET MONROE FIRST MAIN IVENT RETURN MATCH FOR U.S. TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP STEVE LAWLER& JIM WHITE vs* ARGENTINA IUMA THIMASKED SUPER HAWK PLUS ONE OTHER BOUT SPONSORED BY THE EMMET HIGH SCHOOL TICKETS ON SALE NO WAT THE EMMET HIOH SCHOOi PRINCIPALS OFFICi TIOCfTSAIfAlSOONSAUATTHf M1 STORf AT THIRD AND WASHINGTON IN HOPt RIN6SIOI, *a.50, SIN ABM., *2,QO CHIiPRIN UNPIR11, «l .00

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