Four HOPE (ARK.) STAR Thursday. October it, if! f " "*"' ' i • r Hope H*mpireod Cou of Ihe Bowi* Kn.lt " ** Star Sport Oakland one game away Pats, 'Pokes still on streaks NEW YORK (AP)-Believe it or not, it's actually much harder to come up with something clever, witty or profound to say than trying to guess whether New England will continue its unbeaten streak or if Dallas will stop its losing streak, as must be done this week. The Patriots' Chuck Fairbanks and the Cowboys' Tom Landry may not give a hoot, but if they are like most football coaches, they'd actually prefer that the oddsmakers and the prognosticators make them underdogs. Most coaches say it High school predictions : By HARKY KING Associated Press Writer : LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Getting a true line on the ability of , a Class AA team is difficult. Rogers may help this week. • The Mountaineers play Van Buren, unbeaten this season and ranked No. 3 in Class AA. Rogers is a contender in AAA- West. The Mountaineers are 1-1 in league play and 4-2 for the season. Van Buren's defense did not allow a touchdown in its first four games and has given up a total of 12 points in two contests. Rogers has permitted only 7.3 points a game so look for a defensive battle. Rogers' tougher competition and home field advantage may be the difference. ROGERS 10, VAN BUREN 7. Little Rock Central is still chasing Little Rock Parkview in Class AAAA, but the Tigers cannot afford to look ahead. Central has North Little Rock Ole Main this week and the Wildcats are dangerous. Ole Main has beaten Little Rock » Hall and lost to crosstown rival:, Northeast 9-7 last week. Central was impressive last week, whipping second-ranked West Memphis 34-6. Prior to that, Central had made a habit of winning the one-point decisions. This could be another onem LR CENTRAL 14, NLR OLE MAIN 13. Texarkana's dominance of Arkansas opposition is on Die line again Friday night. The Razorbacks have not lost to an Arkansas team in the past two years. Friday night, the opposition is Fort Smith Southside. Southside, 4-2 for the season, is coming off a 33-7 victory over Blytheville and is ranked Nom 9. Texarkana, No. 4 in the rankings, whipped Hot Springs 10-0 last week. TEXARKANA 10, FS SOUTHSIDE 7. Last week's record was 33-14, a .702 mark. For the season, the record is 200-87. Here are other predictions involving AAAA, AAA and AA teams: S LR Catholic 14, Jacksonville 7; LR Parkview 21, El Dorado 10; NLR Northeast 13, FS North- 13; Benton 21, LR Mills 6; Hot Springs 14, Russellville 10; Sylvan Hills 14, LR McELLAN %: Conway 13, ArkadelpfTia 7; Blythville 27, Tennessee Academy 13; Brinkley 7, Forrest City 6; West Memphis 14, Helena 7; Jonesboro 13, Marianna 7; Bentonville 14, Harrison 13, and Siloam Springs 21, Mountain Home 14. Subiaco 13, Alma 7; Mena 14, Ashdown 7; Clarksville 21, Dardanelle 19; Paris 10, Waldron 7; Batesville 14, Gosnell 8; Paragould 28, Newport 13; Osceola 14, Pocahontas 7; Rivercrest 21, Truman 15; Greene County Tech 7, Rector 6; Dol- lanvay 13, DeWitt 7; Stuttgart 21, Hughes 14; Wynne 20, Marion 13; Elaine 7, Marvell 6; Lake Hamilton 14, Joe T. Robinson 13, and Atkins 27, Morrilton 13. Watson Chapel 14, Fordyce 7; Lakeside 34, Bryant 13; Cabot 19, Altheimer 7; Lonoke 14, White Hall,-8; Sheridan 21, Searcy 20; Crossett 14, Camden 8; Fairview 19, Broken Bow, Okla., 13; Hope 20, Stamps 13; Magnolia 14, Malvern 7; Dumas 13, McGehee 7; Hamburg 21, Eudora 17; Lake Vilage 14, Monticello 8, and Star City 13, Warren 7. Basketball The Hempstead County Men's Independent Basketball League will hold an organizational meeting Monday. The meeting will be at the Chamber of Commerce office at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to sponsor a team or to play on a team should attend the meeting. This year, as in the past, games will be played at the Guernsey Gym. League play is set to begin around November 1. makes their job easier — or at least the psychological part of it. Anyway, having gotten past the introduction for another week, let's pause to report that last week's guesses produced a 10-3 record for an over-all showing of 44-20-1 for .688. We should be so lucky this time around: New England (5-0) at Buffalo (4-1): The Patriots are underdogs again, just as in four of their five previous games. But there's nothing like sticking with a winner, particularly after comparing how each team played the Colts ... PATRIOTS 24, BILLS 21. Philadelphia (4-1) at Dallas (1-4): A month ago, the Eagles beat the Cowboys 13-10 on a late field goal by Tom Dempsey. Since then the Eagles have won three more times and the Cowboys have lost just as many more times. In this case, however, let's stick with a loser — the Eagles, who haven't won in Big D since 1965 and call it ... COWBOYS 14, EAGLES 13. Cincinnati (4-1) at Oakland (4-1): The Raiders have never lost to Cincinnati at home. With Ken Stabler throwing the ball and the Oakland defense doing its usual thing, there's no reason to suspect anything different will happen this time. So ... RAIDERS 21, BENGALS 17. Detorit (1-4). at Minnesota (50): The Lions finally won one last Monday night, but weren't that impressive. So this is no time to call for an upset ... VIKINGS 31, LIONS 17. St. Louis (5-0) at Houston (14y: The .biggest^problem St. i. Louis Coach Don"Coryell has is" keeping his players from looking ahead to next week and the rematch with Washington ... CARDINALS 30, OILERS 10. Cleveland (1-4) at Pittsburgh (3-1-1): The Steelers have sacked enemy quarterbacks an average of three times a game so far. So the guy that will be on his backside in Three Rivers Stadium on Sunday is likely to be Cleveland quarterback Mike Phipps ... STEELERS 41, BROWNS 20. Kansas City (2-3) at Miami (3-2): The Miami Dolphins were mumbling to themselves after losing to the Redskins last Sunday. Anyway ... DOLPHINS 21, CHIEFS 13. New York Giants (1-4) at Washington (3-2): The Redskins' rhythm to date has been win, lose, win, lose, win. That doesn't mean a loss this time, however ... REDSKINS 24, GIANTS 14. San Francisco (2-3) at Los Angeles (3-2): The Rams are having problems, but the 49ers aren't one of thorn ... RAMS 24, 49ERS 10. Baltimore (0-5) at New York Jets (1-4): Coach Charley Winner read the riot act to the Jets last Sunday after they lost to the Patriots. He should have nicer things to say in the locker- room this Sunday ... JETS 24 COLTS 7. New Orleans (1-4) at Atlanta (2-3): Saints' quarterback Archie Manning says he is tired pf getting licked on the road. New Orleans did beat the Falcons earlier, so, in the Upset Special of the Week, let's call it ... SAINTS 17, FALCONS 16. San Diego (14) at Denver (22-1): Whether it's Steve Ramsey or Charley Johnson ; doing the quarterbacking, count on Denver to throw and throw and throw ... BRONCOS 21, CHARGERS 13. Green Bay (3-2) at Chicago (2-3): Chicago has come so close so often this season, that this Monday night game may be time to say ... BEARS 17, PACKERS 13. Sport shorts By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steeler L.C. Greenwood spent the night in the hospital for observation of abdominal pains, but a spokesman for the National Football League club said the pains were not believed serious. Greenwood was one of three defensive starjers who did no? practice Wednesday as the 3^1-1 , Steelers tuned'up for 'Sunday's game with the 1-4 Cleveland' Browns. Cornerback Mel Blount was sent home with a virus, while Green's running mate at end, Dwight White, sat out the day with a bruised heel. OAKLAND (AP) -- The embattled Oakland A's have the Los Angeles Dodgers staggering on the ropes and plan to finish off the National League champs tonight with Vida Blue's left-handed punch. "I'd be disappointed if we don't end it tonight," said third baseman Sal Bando after the A's took a commanding 3*1 lead in the 1974 World Series with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. "We think very positively." With Don Sutton on the mound, the Dodgers aren't dead yet — but it may be just a matter of time. Even if they don't win tonight, history is on the A's side. Rarely has a team come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a World Series. It's only happened three times —1925,1958 and 1968. "We'd like to win tonight, but if we don't, we'll go on down to Los Angeles and finish it," said Bando. The A's hold the upper hand in this wacky series despite internal unrest, a condition that has been common with this oddball team for some time now. The latest episode involves Gene Tenace, a sensitive player who was lifted from the lineup by Oakland owner Charles 0. Finley prior to Wednesday night's game. Tenace's reaction ranged from humiliation to rage. He branded the A's eccentric owner inhumane. Tenace, who had played first base for the first three games of this World Series, found out about the lineup change after a team meeting during which Finley gave a pep talk. "I had to be told by coach Bobby Winkles," said Tenace, still simmering in the clubhouse a few minutes after Wednesday night's significant victory. "Neither Finley nor (Manager Alvin) Dark would tell me. I felt humiliated." While Tenace burned/Finley kept the rest of the A's smoldering with his pregame meeting. He read some inflammatory remarks from Los Angeles star Bill Buckner that appeared in a local newspaper. "Buckner said that we.ihave^ 'three good'ballplayers and that" the other 22 are no good," Fin- ley said. "I told them to go out and prove that he's wrong." The A's did just that — and got excellent performances from some of those people that Buckner had termed inferior to the Dodger talent. Jim Holt, a pinch-hitter who had been in a terrible batting slump, rifled a two-run single in a four-run sixth inning that broke the game open. Dick Green knocked in a run and made some fabulous defensive plays at second base. And Ken Holtzman and Rollie Fingers, two pitchers that Buckner probably wouldn't mind having on his team, silenced the usually noisy Los Angeles bats. Holtzman not only dominated the Dodgers most of the time he was in there, but also hit a home run, something the A's have had a tough time doing lately. Talking about his drive off Andy Messersmith that gave the A's a 1-0 lead in the third inning, Holtzman said: "He got behind me and I was looking for a fastball — and I got it." The euphoria felt by his home run was quickly dampened by the Dodgers in the next inning. They took a 2-1 lead over Oakland's 19-game winner on a two-run triple by Bill Russell. It quieted the crowd for a while, but they had plenty to shout about in the Oakland sixth. Bill North led off with'a walk and moved to second when Messersmith threw wild past first attempting to pick him off. The A's took advantage of the Dodger mistake, of course. They've been doing it all Series long. Bando drove in the tying run with a lazy, looping single to right field. Proud of his first hit in this Series, the stocky third baseman announced jokingly: "I hit the hell out of it." Then Messersmith walked Reggie Jackson and got into more trouble when Joe Rudi sacrificed the runners along. Messersmith then issued an intentional walk to Claudell Washington, who was starting spite a streak of recent frustration. Before the World Series, Holt had gone hitless in 25 appearances as a pinch-hitter. He came through in Saturday's first game, however, and then came through again Wednesday night with a clean base hit to right that gave the A's a 4-2 lead. Green then grounded into a forceout and Washington came home with the A's fourth run of the inning. It was all over at that point, but the Dodgers didn't know it. They struggled and squirmed while Holtzman held them at bay and then started to make some noises in the eighth inning. Jimmy Wynn, leader of the Dodgers' long-ball offense this season, walked with two out and Steve Garvey, another of their gold-plated hitters, singled to left with two away. Dark wasted little time inToufing in Fingers, whose handlebar moustache is as reknowned as his fine relief pitching. F|ngers struck out -the dan- gerpus Joe Ferguson for the last out of the inning, then got through the ninth with the help of a dazzling double play start, ed by the omnipresent Green "We can't afford to think negative because we're down three games to one," noted Garvey, refusing to play dead. "You can bet we'll be back t<v morrow." Controversy still with Oakland A 9 s in place of, Tenace, and the ha'.c£&or<m£ Ino/loJl'fQj. ^g fn >„ '••' "Holt'was"announced as the pinch-hitter for Ray Fosse de- CHTCAGO (AP) — The World Team Tennis League on Wednesday approved the conditional sale of the Toronto franchise to a Hartford, Conn., group. At the same time, the WTT announced that its 1975 player draft will be held in New York Nov. 25. Sutton., Dodgers: it 's do-or-die HONOLULU (AP) - Six college football coaches were named on Wednesday to participate in the 29th annual Hula Bowl classic scheduled for Jan 4. University of Tennessee's Bill Battle, Purdue's Alex Agase and University of Miami's Pete Elliot will guide the East team. Hope Bobcat Marching Band Pictured above is the Hope High School Marching Band. Majoriettes for the group are Becky Burke, Cindy Murphy, Pam Thrash, Donna Howe, Debby Petre, Donna Petre, —Hope (Ark.) Star photo Molly Strech, Emily Petersen, Cindy Garrett and Kay McHenry. Drum major is William Brewer. The band is under the direction of Gary Wells with assistance by Jim Fairchild. By JACK STEVENSON AP Sports Writer OAKLAND (AP) — Pitcher Don Sutton fully realizes he's in a do-or-die situation for the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight, yet he says calmly: "This is no different than all the others. It isn't over until someone gives you either a winner's share or a loser's share." Sutton, the hottest of the Dodgers' pitchers at the season's end, has won the only World Series game Los Angeles has captured. The Dodgers trail the Oakland A's in games 3-1. Another Los Angeles loss and the Series is over. The right-hander has won 12 in a row including two in the National League championship playoffs against Pittsburgh and the 3-2 triumph over the A's. He was 19-9 for the regular season. "We know we have our backs to the wall," admitted Manager Walter Alston after Oakland's 5-2 victory Wednesday night. "But this has been a comeback team all season." Asked if he contemplated any lineup changes for tonight's crucial battle in the Oakland Coliseum, he answered calmly: "No, this is the best we've got — we'll stay the way we are. This is the club that got us here." Winning shares in this World Series could reach about $26,000 per man, the losers receiving about $10,000 less. If Sutton wins tonight, the teams return to Los Angeles for the sixth game on Saturday and Alston faces a decision on who pitches that one. It could be reliever Mike Marshall, who has appeared in each of the World Series games to date. He worked two innings in relief of loser Andy Messersmith, who gave up all five Oakland runs, one of them on a homer by opposing pitcher Ken Holtzman. "He could still start the sixth game, but I don't know which way I'll go yet," Alston said of Marshall. "I can come back with Messersmith on two days' rest and Sutton with two days' rest or pitch Marshall on Sunday." Catcher Steve Yeager admits he could be wrong but he still believes he tagged out the A's' Reggie Jackson in the most controversial play of game No 4. In the sixth inning, with one run in and the bases full, pinch- hitter Jim Holt lashed a single to right, scoring one run easily. Joe Ferguson fielded the ball and threw to Yeager with Jackson steaming for the plate. The ball beat him, but umpire Don Denkinger ruled Jackson beat the tag. "I thought he was out. I could be wrong but I thought he slid away and hooked back and his left leg slid up my shinguard," Yeager said. "I know the tag was a little late but I had the plate blocked and I don't think he hit the plate." The Dodgers remain outwardly calm. "We got emotional a couple of times during the season and really got beat," said Ferguson. "It doesn't do this club any good." Two placed By ERIC PREWITT AP Sports Writer OAKLAND (AP) — The jokes and the bitter words clashed noisily in the clubhouse of the Oakland A's, that bawdy baseball team which is one victory away from another world championship. "I'd like to be traded," said Gene Tenace, who was benched by owner Charles 0. Finley minutes before Wednesday night's fourth game, won by Oakland 5-2. "I could continue to play for the A's, but I don't want to." Tenace claimed Finley benched him at about the time the controversial A's owner called a team meeting to try to spur his team. Finley pulled a newspaper clipping from his jacket pocket and read the A's some words attributed to Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder Bill Buckner. "He said we have only three good ballplayers. I told them to go out and prove he's wrong," Finley said. "What did I get out of the meeting? Five minutes of rest," said third baseman and teanj captain;S|l.B^u'Vi', "If'waVa'good" meeting," Cl said Manager Alvin Dark. "I think I'll ask Charlie back for another one." But Tenace, who has gone the full cycle from 1972 World Series hero to benchwarmer, made it clear he doesn't want to see too much of Finley. "Finley is trying to bury me," said Tenace. "He treats me just as another number. I'd like to be treated like a man." Tenace was yanked from the lineup following the team meeting. The A's used Joe Rudi at first base instead and inserted rookie Claudell Washington into Rudi's spot in left field. Washington made Dark — or Finley — look good by contrib- uting two singles.- Tenace didn't even put on the h'^met Wednesday night. The player who won a starting job with the A's just before the 1972 World Series and hit a record- tying four home runs against Cincinnati to lead the A's past the Reds, was. used only on defense in the ninth inning. Oakland's big hits came from some unexpected people, with winning pitcher Ken Holtzman belting a third-inning home run and Jim Ho.lt delivering a two- run pinch single in the four-run sixth. Holt, was hitless in 25 consecutive pinch-hitting opportunities before the World Series, but Dark said -he used him against Dodgers' starter Andy Messersmith "because he's on a hot streak." Holt has two singles as a World Series pinch-hitter. "If that's a hot streak, I guess he's right," Holt said. World Series At A Glance By The Associated Press Best-of-7 Series W LPct, Oakland ..3.1 .775 ivui «;Saturday's Game Oakland 3, Los Angeles 2 Sunday's Game Los Angeles 3, Oakland 2 Monday's Game No game scheduled Tuesday's Game Oakland 3, Los Angeles 2 Wednesday's Game Oakland 5, Los Angeles 2 Thursday's Game sLos Angeles (Sutton, 1-0) at Oakland (Blue, 04), N j Friday's Game No game scheduled 1 Saturday's Game Oakland at Los Angeles, if necessary Sunday's Game Oakland at Los Angeles, if necessary 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. Date A.M. P.M. Oct. 17 '18 19 20 Day Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Minor 6:30 7:35 8:30 9:30 Major 12:45 1:40 2:45 3:35 Minor 7:00 7:55 8:50 9:55 Major 1:35 2:10 3:15 4:10 on waivers CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Cavaliers said Wednesday they have placed veteran John Warren and rookie Mike Robinson on waivers, decreasing their roster to the National Basketball Association's 12-player limit. General Manager and Coach Bill Fitch announced the cuts as the Cavaliers made final preparations for the season opener in Portland Friday night. Warren was obtained by the Cavaliers from the New York Knicks in the 1970 expansion draft. Robinson, a 5-foot-ll guard from Michigan State, was the Cavaliers' seventh- round draft choice. WRESTLING HOPE'S FAIR PARK COLISEUM V"* - * «s (IN CASE OF COLD W tuu tittK MATCHES WILL BE HELD IN EXHIBIT BUILDING j FRIDAY NIGHT, OCT. 18TH 8:30 P.M. MAIN EVENT COWBOY STAN HANS EN VS. ROCKET MONROE SPECIAL EVENT—MIDGET GIRLS' MATCH 98 LB. MISS DARLING DAGMAR VS. 96 LB. 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