Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 23, 1976 · Page 6
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SPORTS Hold First BB Exhibition LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — This is supposed to be the time baseball pitchers still can't find home plate, rookie hitting phenoms are spraying line-drive doubles all over the place and Florida exhibition games last three hours and wind up 12-9. But this is 1976 and little, if anything, has gone according to Hoyl'e in major league baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers opened the much-delayed exhibition campaign Monday night. The pitchers were sharp, the hitters dull, the game short and the crowd large as the Phillies nipped Detroit 1-0 on a ninth-inning sacrifice fly by Jerry Martin. The continuing contract squabble between club owners and players — which lopped more than two weeks of practice and about a dozen games off everyone's schedule — seemed ancient history. Tourists, eager to watch some baseball, finally got the opportunity and 4,233 showed up at 4,075-seat Marchant Sta- Times Herald, Carroll, la. JL Tuesday, March 23, 1976 O dium. "They (the owners) had a lot of expenses and it was best that we got on with the games," said Rusty Staub, who was 2-for-2 in his Tiger debut. "We were ready enough and the Phillies felt the same way." Detroit was originally scheduled to play Boston while the Phillies were to have hosted Minnesota. Neither of those teams felt ready for game action, since camps opened only Thursday at the command of Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Most players had been working at make-shift camps before that. Despite the usual flood of lineup changes typical in Grapefruit League games, Monday night's contest lasted just one hour 51 minutes. Jim Kaat, the fast-working 37-year-old lefthander acquired from the Chicago White Sox in the off-season, started for Philadelphia and pitched four strong shutout Bartow to Use Wooden's Philosophy LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gene Bartow is using somp John Wooden philosophy as he prepares the UCLA Bruins for their rematch with Indiana in th.e NCAA basketball championships. Wooden, who coached the ^Bruins to an incredible 10 national titles in 12 seasons, always stressed having his teams play their own style and not worry about the opponent. But Bartow admits he took a far different approach when the Bruins opened the season against Indiana last November, a game the top-ranked Hoosiers won easily 84-64. "I've usually never been caught up in what an opponent does," said Bartow, "but that was my first game as UCLA's coach and, as I've said, I over- prepared my team and put too much pressure on them.'' Some UCLA players said after that game that they knew Indiana's plays better than their own. This Saturday at the Spectrum in Philadelphia when the Hoosiers and Bruins meet in the NCAA semifinals, Bartow will have a different'outlook. 1 'We're going to emphasize what UCLA can do, not what Indiana does," Bartow said Monday. "And if we,play the way we're capable of playing... I think we're going to win." As for UCLA's practices this week, Bartow said, "We'll walk through Indiana's offense for about 10 minutes this Thursday, I think we spent about 10 hours on it the last time." The "do it our way" style has been more apparent at UCLA since midseason when the BrUins knocked off Washington and Washington State in a pair of key games that put UCLA on top of the Pacific-8 Conference for keeps after an early-season battle. Bartow still looks back at that first game with Indiana, however. "Yes, losing that game was awful," said the coach who drew bitter criticism from some fans who felt strongly about anyone replacing the legendary Wooden, feelings that were made stronger by the loss to Indiana. There were even demands for his resignation — or dismissal — after that one single loss. For this week's game, Bartow said of the Bruins: "We're healthy, excited and it shapes up as a super game. Indiaha has proven it is an ex- c e 1 1 e n t basketball team. .They're sound in every phase of the game and have an outstanding coach in Bobby Knight. "I've never gone into any game that I didn't think I could win and that goes for the first game with Indiana. And I'm sure Bobby feels the same way." \ Women's College Basketball Tournament Starts Wednesday innings. His counterpart, veteran righthander Joe Coleman — coming off two poor seasons in which he was hampered by wildness — gave up two hits in three scoreless innings and didn't walk anyone. Meanwhile, most teams held intra-squad games Monday as managers sought to get in as much game action as possible to offset the 17-day delay in the opening of spring training camps. Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Dave Parker arrived in the club's camp Monday, took part in an intra-squad game and belted a home run on his fourth swing of the bat. Butch Wynegar, a 20-year-old rookie catcher, hit a grand slam home run to highlight a three-hour controlled intrasquad game held by the Minnesota Twins. Luis Tiant, the Boston Red Sox' 35-year-old pitching ace, threw hard in batting practice for 15 minutes and then said. "I feel good. I'm more advanced right now that I was at this time last year. I worked out before I came down here, and I'm okay." The Cleveland Indians, meanwhile, suffered their first injury of 1976 when second baseman Duane Kuiper came up with a sprained right ankle. He'll be out from three days to a week. Cleveland Manager Frank Robinson announced that Dennis Eckersley, the American League's rookie pitcher of the year in 1975 with a 13-7 record and 2.60 earned run average, will pitch the Indians' season opener against Detroit in Cleveland Stadium April 10. -Staff Photo In Fort Dodge Tourney- A Carroll city recreational league team, sponsored by the Red Carpet Lounge, will face Harcourt in the Fort Dodge YMCA basketball tournament starting tonight. Game time is 9 p.m. Members of the squad front row from left, Mai Foley, Jim Egli, Tom Hayes, Glenn Riesselman and Jerry Spieler. Back row from left, Gary Muggenberg, Dave Staiert, Scott Richardson, Myron Halverson and Chuck Etzen. College's Best Player May Like Rookie in NCAA Play BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's Scott May, college basketball's Player of the Year and two-time All-American, is really like a rookie in NCAA tourney competition. And, for a while last Satur- Al Kohorst Al Kohorst, former Carroll Kuemper baseball performer, is currently pitching for Indian Hills Junior College at Centerville. Indian Hills opened its 45-game schedule recently with a 14'game southern trip to New Orleans, La. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The not-so-little women of college basketball are gathering here to sweep the boards, polish off opponents and see who can sew up the national title. The i6-team tournament opens Wednesday when defending champion Delta State_of Mississippi, led by 6-foot-3, 185-pound Lusia -Harris, meets overmatched Penn State. • Penn State's Lady Lions, 10-8, get a berth only because they're hosts in the tournament held by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. "Any team can win on any given-night," Delta State's 62- y e a r-old coach, Margaret Wade, said last week — which might explain why the Delta State-Penn State game starts at 11 a.m. Delta State may enconter real suspense in the Saturday night final — and the opponent will likely be Immaculata College, a 645-student Catholic school for women located outside Philadelphia, Immaculata will come here with an unofficial pep choir of nuns who sing "When the Macs come marching in" from the stands. It will be a mission of atonement for the' Macs, who won three staight national titles before losing to Delta State in last year's final. "This is the best team we've had,by far," said Immaculata Coach Cathy Rush, whose husband is pro basketball official Ed Rush. Delta and Immaculata'split two regular season games this year, each winning at home. Delta's loss at Immaculata was the only setback of the season for the Lady Statesmen, 29-1. Unbeaten Rutgers Climbs to Summit NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — It seems now that the Rutgers basketball team can play ball with the rest of the country. Better than most, in fact. . pi-incized for a "soft." eastern s^e'duleV'the' Scarlet knights have climbed to the summit of the NCAA playoffs, the glamorous final four in Philadelphia this weekend. They jumped over some pretty good teams to do it, too. "We've blown most people out, so everybody's saying the schedule's easy," says Coach Tom Young. "They say it even though we've played every team in the East that has anything. We have to play the best in our area — and we do that. ''We c an'i- play a Midwestern sqhedule. We can't play an Atlantic Coast Conference schedule. We're being criticized for our schedule only because they're comparing us with the other teams in the Top Ten. But that says a lot for our program when they start comparing us with those teams." After winning their first 10 games, the Scarlet Knights received recognition as a Top Twenty team. When they continued to go unbeaten, they leaped into the Top Ten and finally, after finishing the regular season without a loss, wound up No. 4. day, he had visions of being thwarted again in the top-ranked Hoosiers' bid for a national championship. The 6-foot-7 senior, who picked up his third foul and was benched early in the Hoosiers' Mideast Regional finale against No. 2 Marquette, couldn't help remember a costly broken arm that sidelined him in last year's NCAA playoffs. "Sure, it ran through my mind that maybe this was going to be like last year," May said. "Here we are playing in the regional finals and I'm on the bench again. I couldn't believe it. "This was just as hard as last year, sitting on the bench and watching the game, know- iog you can't help. All I wanted was for us to stay with Marquette and give me a chance to get back." Indiana led by one, 36-35, at the half, and, with May back in the lineup in the second period, the Hoosiers sprinted to a 65-56 victory and a semifinal berth against defending champion UCLA. In that second half, May poppled home all five of his field goal attempts and did not pick up another foul. "We had to have Scotty in there," said Indiana Coach Bobby Knight. "During the half we talked it over and decided to put him on Lloyd Walton. We figured Walton, would be 'put on the per-_ imeter and Scotty would be less likely to pick up fouls guarding him than someone like Earl Tatum." •Last year. May made a brief tournament appearance and, wearing a cast on his bcoken arm, was completely ineffective as the Hoosiers fell to Kentucky by two points. That has been Indiana's only loss in the last 65 eames. Sport Glances TODAY'S Plant a proven, big-yielding hybrid. Order your XL-64a today. DEPEND ON DEKALB "DEKALB" 19 a ceg.slec»d biand n«m« Numbdi! designate n»bnds Ron Burdine Elmer Kruse Leo Nieland Farm Store Clair Schmitz Jake Schumacher Wm. Schumacher Merle Trecker Paul Wendl Glidden Glidden Breda Manning Arcadia Lake City Lake City Carroll Dedham 659-3750 822-5297 673-2768 653-8252 689-2278 464-7670 464-3695 792-3952 683-3192 Cage League Results The Carroll Recreational League post-season basketball tournament moves into semi-final round play Wednesday night at Glidden. In "AA" action, Denny's of Westside will face Carroll Glass at 7:30 and Commercial Savings goes against the Schlitzersat8:30. In "A" play, unbeaten Don's Place faces Red Caipet at 9:30 with the Jaycees of Carroll meeting General Electric in the opener at 6:30 p.m. Admission is 50 cents per person. Players are admitted free. Coaching Chage A change in the coaching staff of the Iowa Shrine High School All-Star Football game was announced Monday. Terry Stevens of Sioux City East, head coach for.the North squad, said that Coach Gary Hveem of Waterloo West, the North assistant, has resigned to accept a coaching assignment at Alamagordo, N.M. He has been replaced by Dave Cox, football coach at Fort Dodge High School, said Stevens. The game is scheduled for Aug. 14 at Drake University Stadium in Des Moines. Carroll Cage Awards — -Slnlj Pholo The Fifth Annual Carroll High School boys' basketball banquet was held Monday night at the Elks Lodge. Front row from left, Dave Sunderman, most Inspirational player and Dirk Lloyd, most valuable player and co-captain. Back row from left, Dan Onken, co-captain of the squad and Dean Olerich, most improved, underclassman. DAY: THURSDAY DATE: MARCH 25 IT'S BARGAIN DAY FOR SIOUX GRAIN STOR AGE/GRAIN DRYING AND GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT. SAVE MONEY. 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