Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 9, 1976 · Page 5
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Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, April 9, 1976
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SPORTS Aaron Sparks Brewers' Win By The Associated Press It's a brand new baseball season but some things never change. Like Hank Aaron, for one instance. Like the Cincinnati Reds, for another. Aaron, 42 years old and in the twilight of a magnificent career, got Milwaukee off on the right foot by driving in three runs with a pair of singles Thursday as the Brewers opened the new season with a 5-0 victory over the New York Yankees. "He may be 42. but whatever 'the Hammer' does doesn't surprise me," said Brewers' first baseman George Scott. "He's still one of the all-time greats. Just look at the record book. His name is all over it." The Reds, who terrorized enemy pitching last season en route to the world championship, picked up where they left off by hammering out 15 base hits in an 11-5 romp over the Houston Astros. ,„ first baseman Tony Perez, "and we got more than enough ofit." Sixteen more clubs got underway today. In the American League, Boston was at Baltimore and Kansas City at Chicago in day games, and Minnesota at Texas and Oakland at California in night action. In the National League, Montreal was at New York and Los Angeles at San Francisco in afternoon action, and Atlanta at San Diego and Chicago at St. Louis under the lights. Milwaukee jumped on New York ace Catfish Hunter for five runs over the first two in- nings and right-hander Jim Slaton coasted by the Yankees with a four-hitter. Aaron drove in two runs with a single in the first inning and another run with a single in the second. Cincinnati built a 4-0 lead after three innings, added two in the fifth on a two-run double by Perez and wrapped it up with five more in the sixth with the help of a two-run single by George Foster. Perez drove in four runs. Pete Rose and Joe Morgan had three hits apiece and right-hander Gary Nolan picked up the victory with relief help from Pedro Borbon. In today's action. The Red Sox. last year's American League champs, sent veteran right-hander Ferguson Jenkins, picked up from Texas over the winter, against Oriole ace Jim Palmer, last season's Cy Young Award winner. Kansas City and Chicago matched left-handed pitchers in their game. Paul Splittorff of the Royals and Wilbur Wood of the White Sox. Chicago has been completely revamped by new owner Bill Veeck, who marked his return to the gam^ Tlmei Herald, Carroll, la. Friday, April 9, 1976 with an outburst of trades. Minnesota's Bert Blylevcn was to face Texas veteran Gaylord Perry: and Oakland's Mike Torrez. picked up in a deal with Baltimore last week, was to go against California's Frank Tanana in night action. In the National League, Tom Seaver opened defense of his Cy Young Award by squaring off against Montreal's Steve Rogers and Don Sutton of Los Angeles took the mound against John Montefusco of San Francisco. Knuckleballer Phil Niekro got the call for Atlanta against San Diego lefty Randy Jones and Chicago' Ray Burris faced Lynn McGlothen of St. Louis. s Floyd's 65 Good for Masters Lead Expansion Teams Tampa, Seattle Grab Linemen NEW YORK (API-It was, as advertised, the Year of the . Running Back — and, as advertised, the guy whose job it is to stop running backs got picked first. Leroy Selmon, Oklahoma's All-American defensive tackle who gobbles up runners — and anything else in his path — was, to the surprise of absolutely nobody, quickly chosen No. 1 Thursday by the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the opening round of the National Football League's annual college draft. His being the top choice restored a bit of "tradition." In four of the past five years, the No. 1 pick has been a defensive lineman, a string broken only by quarterback Steve Bartkowski last year. Before him came .Walt Patulski. John Matuszak and Ed "Too Tall" Jones. After Selmon came the running backs — a stampede of them with California's Chuck Little League Sign-up The final Little League and Senior League sign-up will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Westgate Mall. Any girls between the ages of eight and 14 are eligible to sign up as are any boys between the ages of eight and 15. The fee per person is $5. Sport Glances Sign Letters Three players from the 1975 Sioux City Heelan Iowa Class AAAA championship football team have signed national letters of intent to attend the University of South Dakota. .,.South Dakota Coach Beanie v Cooper said he signed all-state • defensive end Alan Jones, all-state defensive back Dan Berger and fullback Gerry Marron. Jones, a 6-foot-8, 235-pouhder, also earned all-state recognition in basketball, leading Heelan to a third-place finish in the Class AAA state tournament. Schultz to Cornell Former University of Iowa baseball and basketball coach Dick Schultz has a new challenge. Cornell University has named Schultz, 46, as its new, athletic director. He will begin his new job July 1. Schultz has been assistant to the president at Iowa since 1974. He succeeds Robert J. Kane, who was athletic director at the Ivy League school for more than 30 years. "Cornell is one of the nation's great universities," said Schultz of the appointment, "with one of the largest inter-collegiate programs in the United States i for both men and women. "To be selected as its . athletic director is both flattering and exciting. My , wish is that Cornell athletics Business & Office EQUIPMENT • Desks • Chairs • Fifing cabinets Check With Us STONE'S 30 Downtown Cornell will always enjoy the same level of integrity and honor as its academic program." Male Dominated The Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Board of Directors should be composed entirely of women instead of its current composition of six men and two women, a female member of the state Board of Public Instruction said Thursday. "If we are going to have a girls' athletic association, we should have women on the board," said Georgia Sievers ofAvoca. She said it is "ridiculous" for men to" dominate an association devoted to promoting girls' athletics. Two male members of the public instruction board jumped to the defense of the union and its executive secretary, E. Wayne Cooley, who .appeared before the state board for a review of the union's constitution. "I just don't think you can fault this operation too much," said Robert Beecher of Creston. "I think they have an excellent program." Ronald Hallock of West Des Moines agreed, saying that "we can get carried away_with women's liberation." Juergens Sparks Carroll SAC CITY - Holly Juergens fired a 40 as Carroll edged Sac .City, 204 to 205, in girls' golf Thursday here. Other Carroll scores included a 51 by Molly Whaley, a 56 by Holly Evans and a 57 by Lisa Fredrickson. Sue Intveld and Laurie Greenlee led Sac City with 50s, followed by Alison Mather with a 51 and Laurie Schramm with a 54. Sac City took the junior varsity match, 233 to 281, as Linda Christian carded a 52. Carroll was paced by Alison Beck and Rita Harmening. Both shot 66. Muncie, Oklahoma's Joe Washington and Purdue's Mike Pruitt at the forefront — and the rest of the players who may someday make a team a champion. The league went through seven of its 17 rounds Thursday — 487 players are eventually to be picked — with the rest of the names, most of them best described as "who's he?" to be calledioday. "Being chosen No. 1 has to be the highlight of my college career." said Leroy Selmon. the 6-foot-2, 260-pounder who had a few other highlights, like winning the Outland Trophy, emblematic of college football's premier lineman. "Playing for an expansion team will be good experience. There's a lot of work involved — but that's what life is all about." Dewey Selmon, who had played noseguard with his brother on the Sooners' national championship team, was reunited with Leroy as Tampa Bay's third pick, the last one in the second round. They're the fifth set of brothers to be picked in one NFL draft and the third to go to the same team. With Leroy Selmon the first new pro from the class of '76. Seattle, the other expansion 'team, figured to go for Muncie. Instead, the Seahawks vacillated for all but two seconds of their allotted 15 minutes in the opening round, then raised a few eyebrows by picking Notre Dame defensive tackle Steve Niehaus. Seahawks' Coach Jack Patera explained his sudden switch in signals by saying: "It's harder to come by quality defensive linemen. He'll anchor our whole defensive line. Muncie will be a premier running back . . . but I Chink we can get better running backs than we can defensive linemen in the later rounds." Patera's decision left Muncie up for grabs — and New Orleans grabbed him immediately. The rush for running backs was officially on. In all. 11 of the first 40 selections were runners. After Muncie came the No. 4 pick, and San Diego used it to take Joe Washington. The New York Jets, seeking an eventual successor to quarterback Joe Namath, grabbed Richard Todd, a Wishbone-type quarterback from Alabama, the same school OPEN SUNDAYS 1 to 5 WED. & FRI. TILL 9 p.m. SHOP and SAVE at it's tfie livin Furniture Serving Iowa I'.i Yearn Eon Edge ol CARROU Hwy 30 712 792 4318 Namath attended. The 6-2, 210-pounder didn't pass very much in college since he played with a team that preferred to run the ball, but he got a chance to throw in post-season competition and completed 12 of 23 for 332 yards in the Senior Bowl. The Cleveland Browns, who already have Greg Pruitt in their backfield, tabbed Mike Iowa's Walters Chosen DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa's Rod Walters was the 14th player chosen in the first round of the National Football League draft, and two other former Hawkeyes. Jim Jensen and Joe Devlin, were picked in the second round. Morningside was the only other Iowa school to have a player named during the first five draft rounds in New York City Thursday. Walters, an offensive tackle, was the first college player in Iowa in several years to be a first-round choice. The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder from. Berkley. Mich., was, tabbed by the Kansas City Chiefs. Professional football scouts said that with experience Walters can become a top-flight player. He was a three-year starter at Iowa and set a prep shot put record at Berkley. Jensen, a 6-4, 220-pound running back and track hurdler from Davenport, was closing in on the Hawkeye rushing record during his senior year, but fell short because of a nagging leg injury last season. It wasn't generally believed that he would be chosen early. However, Jensen was the 12th player named in the second round — tabbed by Dallas — and was the 44th choice of the day. Devlin, a 6-foot-5. 270-pound offensive guard from Malvern, Pa., was the 24th player drafted in the second round, and was the 56th pick of the day. He was claimed by Buffalo. Devlin, big and mobile, was an eight-letter winner in high school and was a Hawkeye starter for three years. Morningside's Herb McMath. a linebacker, went to Oakland as the 18th selection of the fourth round Pruitt, a 205-pound running back from Purdue and no relation to Greg. Mike Pruitt gained 899 yards on 217 carries last season, but he has 4.4 speed, superb for a big man, and the statistics don't reflect his true potential. Chicago took Wisconsin tackle Dennis Lick, then Atlanta picked running back Bubba Bean of Texas A&M. Before the first round was complete, two more runners ran into the rosters. Detroit taking Wyoming's Lawrence Gaines and Cincinnati, with the 24th of 28 firstround picks, snaring two-time Heisman • Trophy winner Archie Griffin of Ohio State. The selection of Todd as Namath's ultimate replacement brought a cheer from the Jets' fans, particularly one holding a sign proclaiming: "Don't Blow It. Take Todd In The First!" in the balcony overlooking the grand ballroom at the draft headquarters, a midtown Manhattan hotel. There was some question, whether Griffin, the first 5.000- yard career rusher ever in college ball, would be picked as soon — or as late — as he was. Reason 2. At H & R Block our price is based on the complexity of your return. The simpler the return, the less we charge. ® H&R BLOCK THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 105 West 6th, Carroll Open 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Mon. Thru Sat. or by appointment — Phone 792-2770 Some teams still shun small runners, others have become believers with the success of Greg Pruitt. Anthony Davis. Mack Herron, Floyd Little. Johnny Rodgers and others. "It's not the size of a man that's important." Griffin said. "It's the size of a man's heart. I think my heart is as big as any man's . . . I'm going to make it by showing desire and determination and giving 110 per cent of myself." As advertised, it was most emphatically not the year of the quarterback. Except for the Jets' selection of Todd. the passers were pretty much ignored. The second one to go was Boston College's Mike Cruszek. hardly one of the "name" passers but well regarded because of his pinpoint passing, having completed better than 60 per cent of his attempts in his college career. The two other "names" along with Todd. Toledo's Gene Swick and San Diego State's Graig Penrose. didn't go until the fourth round. Swicki was the league's 97th pick, by Cleveland, and Penrose went to Denver 10 choices later. AUGUSTA, Ga. (API—Listen, all you young guys who aspire some day to be a great athlete. Heed the words of Ray Floyd, who outshot Jack Nicklaus to take the lead going into today's second round of the Masters. Shun strong drink. Turn your back on riotous living. Dedicate yourself to the game. "1 wish in my youth I had had the good sense and knowledge to train." Floyd said. "I would like to do it all over again. I would do it differently. You never know, but I think I would have won a hell of a lot more times." Floyd, a one-time Army brat and renowned playboy, unleashed a brilliant seven-under-par 65 in ideal conditions at the Augusta National Club Thursday for a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the prestigious golf tournament. He was just a stroke in front of Andy North, one of the least known of the game's "young lions,'' who used a $2 junk-yard putter in fashioning a 66. two shots ahead of the great Nicklaus. defending champion and five-time winner who was tied with veteran tourist Larry Ziegler at 67. On a day when Nicklaus' chief title threats — Johnny Miller. Tom Weiskopf, Hubert Green and Gary Player — failed to get it going and others shattered the reputation of Augusta's 7.030-yard, par 72 monster, U.S. Open champion Lou Graham followed with 68 while Dave Hill and Buddy Allintiedat69. Ben Crenshaw, who became a legend before he hit his first professional stroke, shot a 70. 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