Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 8, 1974 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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t*i|* Pour HOPE (AttK.) STAR Tuesday, October 8, 19?4 Hope's S. Davis gets s -... .. ,'.JL . . . <^> mention for honors LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Terry-Gun let of Sylvan Hills is easily recognizable. He's a 138-pound bruise. Gunter, a 5-fooU7 senior, plays left halfback on offense, cornerback on defense and is on all speciality teams. He leads the Bears' sweep at times. "He's awfully small to block those 200-pound ends, but he never complains," said Sylvan Hills Coach Billy Bock. "He jusl keeps going. After a game, he's all bruises...arms, legs, everything." Gunter not only lead Sylvan Hills sweeps and played every down on defense, he carried the football seven times for 140 yards and scored on runs of 52 WFL may lose two teams to inflation By FRED ROTHENBERG AP Sports Writer Inflation is on the verge of sacking two World Football League franchises but the new professional football in town, though battered and slightly deflated, is still hoping an injection of fresh funds will fill it up again. WFL Commisssioner Gary Davidson, who pushed infant hockey and basketball leagues out into the world in less-troubled financial times, finds two of his football clubs on the brink of financial extermination today. "Present ownership has been unable to meet financial obligations for several weeks and the league can no longer carry the team's operation and player contracts unless financial support comes forth in the two cities," Davidson said. As a result, the WFL announced Monday that this week's games involving the Detroit Wheels and the Jacksonville Sharks have been oost- poned. Their scheduled opponents, the Florida Blazers and Chicago Fire, will square off Wednesday instead. "That these two clubs are having financial difficulty at this time would come as no surprise to people in the business world," Davidson said. "As I said when we started last spring, economic conditions in the country would be important to our degree of success." Now the league is looking for a couple of benefactors to bail out the two clubs that seem to be going down for the third time. ••We've had meetings for several days," WFL Vice President Don Andersen said. "We've met with potential investors. That's why the door is left open. There are potential investors for both clubs." But Andersen warned that "new financing probabaly will have to be done in the next two or three days to keep the clubs operative this year." 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. M> Major' Minor Ma J° r Date Day 8; 9 10 11 12 13 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday •11:20 12:40 1:30 2:20 3:10 5:35 6:30 7:20 8:10 9:00 9:45 11:45 12:15 1:10 2:05 2:50 3:40 6:10 7:00 7:50 8:35 9:25 10:15 and 72 yards in a 21-17 victory over Russellville Friday night. For his performance, Gunter was named The Associated Press high school Player of the Week. "I'm real high on him for college football," Bock said. "He could return kicks and be a monster. Don't misunderstand, I mean he could play the monster man position." The Bears even have a few plays where Gunter double- teams on the tackle. "He'll hit anybody, but we're reluctant to call them," Bock said. "He double-teamed Russellville's big tackle the other night and bounced back about 20 feet. The first thing he hits is his butt. We kid him about it. We call him the bouncing ball." Bock said he didn't realized that Gunter had carried only seven times. "I thought our statistician had made a mistake," Bock said. "It shocked the dog out of me." Bock said six players are going both ways, but that Gunter is the only one who also plays on all speciality teams. Gunter weighed 110 pounds when he first reported for the varsity as a sophomore. Other players who deserve mention this week: Slick Davis, Hope, scored three times on 25-yard runs in the Bobcats' 25-7 victory over Malvern. Bobby Harris, Berryville, scored on runs of 42, 45, 40 and 45 yards in the Bobcats' 61-7 victory over Marshall. Howard Minter, Stuttgart, scored three touchdowns in the Ricebirds' 29-6 victory over Jonesboro. Leonard Clay, West Memphis, scored two touchdowns and rushed for 220 yards on 20 carries in the Blue Devils' 28-6 victory over Germantown, Tenn. Raymond Nesbitt, Little Rock McClellan, scored on runs of 7, 9, 19 and,49 yards and added a two-point conversion in a 34-8 victory over Marianna. Michael Jackson, Fayetteville, scored three touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 20-18 upset of Fort Smith Northside. Hogs move up in poll By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Ohio State held onto first place in The Associated Press college football rankings today, but withstood a charge by the runner-up Oklahoma Sooners. The Buckeyes, who trounced Washington State 42-7 last weekend, received 33 first-place votes and 1,144 of a possible 1,220 points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Oklahoma, the preseason poll leader, was named first on 24 ballots and accumulated 1,124 points in the wake of a 63-0 rout of Wake Forest. Alabama and Michigan remained third and fourth. 'Bama defeated Mississippi 35-21 and pulled down one first-place vote and 958 points, while the Wolverines beat Stanford 27-16 and earned two No. 1 votes and 893 points. The other first-place vote went to Auburn, which climbed from llth to 10th with a 3-0 victory over Miami of Florida. The loss knocked the Hurricanes out of the Top Twenty. Texas A&M, fifth last week, was jolted by Kansas 28-10 and skidded to 16th place. Meanwhile, Nebraska battered Minnesota 64-0 and moved up from The Top 20 Football Poll sixth to fifth. Notre Dame rose from seventh -to sixth with a 19-14 triumph over Michigan State, and Southern California jumped from ninth to seventh by whipping Iowa 41-3. North Carolina State, although it became the nation's only 5-0 team with a 24-20 victory over East Carolina, slipped from eighth to llth. Florida turned back Louisiana State 24- 14 and advanced from 13th to eighth. Rounding out the Top Ten are Texas Tech, a 14-13 winner over Oklahoma State, and Auburn. Last week, they were lOthandllth respectively. The Second Ten consists of North Carolina State, Arizona, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Penn State, Texas A&M, Texas, Arizona, Kansas and Miami of Ohio. Snake Kill \. Ohio St. (33) I. Oklahoma (24) 3. Alabama (1) 4. Michigan (2) 5. Nebraska 6. Notre Dame 7. So. Cal. 8. Florida 9. Texas Tech 10. Auburn (1) 11. N. Car. St. 12. Arizona 13. Wisconsin '4. Arkansas ••• Penn State A&M -xas 4-0-0 1,144 3-0-0 1,124 4-04) 958 4-0-0 893 3-1-0 664 3-1-0 485 2-1-0 431 4-0-0 418 3-0-1 411 4-0-0 395 5-0-0 327 4-0-0 229 3-1-0 174 3-1-0 133 3-1-0 98 3-1-0 95 3-1-0 71 51 34 —Hope (Ark.) Star ptioto Billy Williams, left, and Vernie Williams of Hope display a pair of rattlesnakes that they shot while squirrel hunting last Sunday. The snake on the left was about four feet in length while the other measured over five feet in length. Hope Star Sports Punt* Pass and Kick Pirates facing big comeback in series By JACK STEVENSON AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — "If you save somebody for the World Series, you may not get there," said Manager Walter Alston before his Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Pittsburgh Pirates today in the third game of their National League championship series. So even though the Dodgers were playing before 56,000 in their home stadium and holding a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, Alston wouldn't look ahead. "You worry about the World Series when you get there," said the dean of managers, who has piloted world championship Dodger teams in 1955,1959,1963 and 1965. His opposing skipper, Danny Murtaugh of the Pirates, who was to celebrate his 57th birthday at the playoff game, readily admitted his team had its backs to the wall on arrival in Ix>s Angeles. The Pirates had lost 3-0 and 5-2 in their home park. "There's no tomorrow for us if we don't win today," he said in relating the obvious. "I made my decision to go with Bruce Kison pitching because he has thrown well for us down the stretch." Murtaugh chose a right-handed hitting lineup with Bob Robertson and Richie Zisk starting at first base and the outfield respectively. Alston changed his lineup to insert Willie Crawford, a left- handed hitter, in right field and Joe Ferguson catching. Kison, a 6-foot-4 right-hander, termed the game, "The most important I've ever started." His southpaw pitching opponent, Doug Rau, felt the same. Both are youngsters, although the 24-year-old Kison gained acclaim in 1971 when he pitched 6 1-3 innings in relief against Baltimore in the fourth World Series game, which squared the battle that the Pirates went on to win in seven games. Kison was 9-8 during the regular season and Rau 13-11. Each was hampered by a blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand at one point in the season. Both say there's no problem now. This Game No 3 of the championship series was announced as a sellout on Monday guaranteeing a crowd of 56,000. One big surprise was a rain storm on Monday which limited the teams' workouts. Since coming West from Brooklyn in 1958, the Dodgers have had only one regular season game postponed by rain — in 1967. Catcher Manny Sanguillen and outfielder Willie Stargell paced the Pirate hitters through the first two NL playoff games, with averages of .375 and .429 respectively. But the overall Pittsburgh batting average was only .188. On the other hand, the Dodgers were hitting .288 as a team with Ron Cey at .500 — including four hits Sunday I Steve Garvey and Bill Russell at .334 and Bill Buckner at .300. A 's Orioles go to Palmer. Blue By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore sent right-hander Jim Palmer against Oakland lefty Vida Blue today in the pivotal third game of baseball's American League Championship Playoffs, with both clubs seemingly satisfied by the split of the first two games. The duel for the pennant now comes down to a three-game series in Baltimore after the Orioles won the opening game, in Oakland and the A's bounced back to balance it Sunday. "We're pretty evenly matched," said Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver, after about a dozen of his Birds went through a voluntary light workout Monday. The A's arrived in town Monday night, and Manager Al Dark agreed with Weaver's prognosis. "They're two even ball clubs. The one that gets the best pitching and the breaks will win." That added up to four unearned runs for Oakland and left Weaver talking to himself. Today's opposing pitchers have been here before. Palmer and Blue tangled twice in the 1973 playoffs with Baltimore winning both games. In the, opener of that series, Palmer shut out Oakland while Blue was kayoed in the first inning. In Game 4, it was Palmer's turn for an early shower, but the Orioles overcame a 4-0 deficit to beat Blue again. That series was won by Oakland in five games and this one has had tiie same pattern the two teams followed in 1973, with Baltimore winning the first game and the A's taking No. 2. There is, however, one important difference. In 1973, the teams moved West to play the final three games in Oakland. This year they came East. The Orioles think that's improtant. "I'm jusl glad to be home," said third baseman Brooks Robinson. Today's pitching matchups offered a study in contrasts. Blue was a workhorse for the A's, compiling a 17-15 record and hurling 2821-3 innings, second on the club only to Hunter. Palmer spent 54 days on the disabled list because of an inflamed nerve in his elbow and struggled to a mediocre 7-12 record. He was 4-4 after returning to the Orioles rotation in August. And doubt lingers over his condition. After today, the teams were expected to return to their first- game pitchers for Game 4. That would mean Cuellar and Hunter, although Dark left his options open, saying, "I'm not sure about it," If the series goes to a fifth game Thursday, Dark was certain to use Holtzman, who did such a masterful job on Sunday. Weaver hedged between McNally and Grimsley. U\J >£/ Appetite? See your doctor first; then bring your prescription to the courteous pharmacist at — WARD & SON DRUG 124 EAST SECOND HOPE, ARK. —Bennett Wood photo Concentration is needed The Punt, Pass and Kick contest was held last Saturday at Hammons Stadium. Approximately 50 youngsters participated in the event sponsored by Hope Auto and the Hope Star. Winners were Brian Steed, eight year-olds; John Routon, nine year-olds; Chris Mc-t Gaugh, ten year-olds; David Sutton, eleven year-olds; Troy Terry, twelve year-olds; and Ricky Dougan, thirteen year- olds. These winners will go to zone competition at Henderson State College. This event is October 12. The winners along with second and third place finishers will receive their awards tonight at the Auto and Boat Show at Fair Park. Letting a pass go CALIFORNIA Cobblers ENCINO SPORTING GOOD LOOKS. . . ... is the "Encino" by California Cobblers. This softly-lined leather casual, sitting on a chunky covered heel, is buckled and braided up front. It's fashion- perfect for pants and skirts. Comfortably priced, too. Camel-Black Trim A Fomily Shoe Store'

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