Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 25, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Pour HOPE (ARK.) STAR Friday, October 25, 1974 Hope .*£ Star Sport 8 AL award goes to Texas 9 Martin By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) Controversial Billy Martin, who slapped near-championship life into baseball's worst team, is The Associated Press American League Manager of the Year. "It's a wonderful chonor," said Martin. "The thanks go to the players and the organization. We wanted to win it all but we were a little short. However, our future is very bright." The Texas Rangers finished just five games behind world champion Oakland In the AL West and actually had the edge in head-to-head meetings, 10-8. In 1973, the Rangers were 37 games behind Oakland with a 57-105 record. The 1974 record was 84-76. Fired by Martin's enthusiasm, the Rangers drew 1.2 million fans and major league baseball — instead of just football — was the talk of Dallas- Fort Worth. "I knew if we gave the area a winner the fans would come out," Martin said. "Look at Baltimore and Oakland. They don't draw even with winners. I always thought baseball would go here." Martin, when hired by former owner Bob Short last winter, brashly predicted a pennant and a million in attendance. He was one for two and didn't miss the pennant by much. "If we had just had a left- handed reliever in the bullpen and another starter, we could have made it," Martin said. Martin put in the lineup such unknowns as rookies Mike Hargrove and Jim Sundberg. Hargrove finished second among AL batters and Sundberg, a catcher, made the All-Star team. Lenny Randle, a player cast off both former Ranger managers Ted Williams and Whitey Herzog, was a .300 hitter. Ferguson Jenkins, obtained in an off-season trade with the Chicago Cubs, was a 25-game winner. Texas even had a season edge over the AL Eastern Division winner, Baltimore, by an 8-4 count. The 46-year-old Martin, noted for his run-ins with management, had a few flareups during the season. He had a disagreement with club president Dr. Bobby Brown over whether pitcher David Clyde should be sent to the minors. Martin alo slapped traveling secretary Burt Hawkins during an argument but later apologized. But Martin added, "I'm a different person off the field ... away from baseball. Some people just don't understand that. I don't guess they ever will, and they are certainly entitled to their own opinion. But I'm not a bad guy; I just can't stand to lose." Bobcats travel to Magnolia Shooting for their fourth victory in a row, the Hope Bobcats will journey to Magnolia to tangle with the Panthers in a game that will have a lot to say about who will win ihe 7-AA conference. Hope carries a 2-3 conference record into the game while the Panthers are tied for the conference lead with Ashdown, Camden, and Fairview. They all have 3-1 records. About the only way for Hope 10 grab a share of the crown is to win the rest of their games while the leaders lose all theirs. But that is not very likely. Even so, the Bobcats can put a serious dent in the Panther's title hopes by upsetting them. Crossett 13-2, would be leading the conference had the not lost to the Bobcats, 13-0. After a slow start which saw them losing three of their first four game, the Bobcats reversed their ways and have won their last three games. A possible key to the Bobcat turnaround might be their offensive game. Mark Harris, the junior signal-caller, has figured in the last six Hope touchdowns. He has run for three TD's and passed for three more on strikes of 39, 38, and 44 yards. Marshall Scott snared two of the passes and Jimmy Williams grabbed the other. The Bobcats have outscored iheir opponents, 65-19, in the last three times out. In the first Hogs, Henderson picked to win four games of the season, the locals were outscored, 36-49, while posting the 1-3 slate. Slick Davis, the replacement for Larry Johnson, who started ihe season at running back, has scored five times. On defense, the Bobcats have been receiving good performances from Terry Martin, Ricky Orf, Mike Butler, Jim Rhodes, David Flenory and James Robinson. Defensively, the Bobcats have become tougher as the season moves into the last half. Against Malvern, they gave up only 15 yards on the ground. Stamps gained only 122 yards, passing and rushing last week. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Cowboys still on comeback Hadl agrees to play as Packer after talks GREEN BAY (AP) - Dan Devine finally persuaded John Hadl to become a Green Bay Packer Thursday, and predicted the veteran will bring an imminent end to the club's longstanding troubles at quarterback. Devine, Packer coach and general manager, said Hadl, obtained from the Los Angeles Rarns Tuesday in a controversial trade for five high draft choices, told him by telephone from Houston Thursday that he would be here in time for practice today. Devine said Hadl, 34, could play in an emergency against the Lions in Detroit Sunday, but reiterated that Jack Concannon will start at quarterback, Jerry Tagge, the starter since the final six games of last season, has led the Packer offense to only three touchdowns in the last 17 quarters. Devine had said the deal would be nullified unless Hadl reported by noon Thursday. However, he extended the deadline when Hadl, who had flown i\\,:n Los Angeles to Houston sc-r business reasons, was de- 'ved en route there by fuel problems. Hadl, named most valuable player in the National Football Conference last year, originally Paul (Bear) Bryant at Alabama entered the 1974 football season as the winningest coach with 231 college victories. Woody Hayes of Ohio State ranks second with 192. balked at the trade, saying he would join the Packers "only if the numbers are right." However, the Packers refused to renegotiate the contract Hadl had with the Rams and Hadl finally relented. "Quarterback is a skilled position, and I think now we are about as solid there as anyone in the league," Devine said. "We have two old experienced guys in Hadl and Concannon and one young experienced guy in Tagge. We're very solid there, and I think that's the first time since I've been here that we can say that." Asked why Hadl had been reluctant to join the Packers immediately, Devine said he "pretty much stayed out of that area." "He simply asked me for some extra time to do some soul searching, and I gave it to him," he said. "He does have a number of business ventures, and the move to Green Bay was going to be a big one for him." "But he's a class guy," he said. "John is not a guy who does a lot of talking, but he sounded very enthusiastic about coming here." "I discussed our offense with John over the phone today and he feels he could pick up our system very easily," he said. "It should take much shorter than for the average guy. John is a very intelligent player and I would think he could play against Washington next week." By BOB GREENE AP Sports Writer Until late Tuesday, this Sunday's clash between Dallas and the New York Giants looked as if it would just be another step along the National Football League comeback trail for the Cowboys. Now ... Craig Morton, the Cowboys' dissatisfied second-string quarterback, is a Giant. And if there was ever a time for revenge, this Sunday's contest would appear to be it. Three other NFL teams came up with new quarterbacks when the trading deadline passed Tuesday. San Francisco obtained Norm Snead from the Giants, Green Bay picked up John Hadl from the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit grabbed Joe Reed from the San Francisco 49ers. Besides the Cowboys-Giants collision, other National Conference games on tap Sunday will send the Washington Redskins against undefeated St. Louis, Philadelphia takes on New Orleans and Green Bay is at Detroit. American Conference clashes are Kansas City at San Diego, Denver at Cleveland, Houston at Cincinnati and Baltimore at Miami. In interconference play, New England travels to Minnesota, Chicago is at Buffalo, Oakland clashes with Bay area rival San Francisco and Los Angeles meets the New York Jets. Monday's game will pit the Atlanta Falcons against' the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the quarterback shuffle in full swing, this week's NFL collisions take on an entirely new look. Take the Green Bay- Detroit battle, for example. Hadl, who agreed to terms Thursday, might be activated by Green Bay in time for the contest. If not, Jack Concannon will call the signals and will have tempting targets in tight end Rich McGeorge, wide receiver Jon Staggers and running backs John Brockington and McArthur Lane. Detroit also has a new quarterback in Reed, lately of San Francisco. But Reed may not see action this week since the Lions have Bill Munson, who led them over Minnesota last week. The New England-Minnesota tussle matches two teams who lost their first games of the year last week. The Patriots, a new NFL power, will be testing their comeback ability against one of the league's top teams. Dallas broke a four-game losing streak last week and was looking forward to the Giants, who have lost three in a row. But with Morton at quarterback, the Giants might find the spark that has been lacking all season. In another NFC Eastern clash, St. Louis' surprising Cardinals take pro football's only perfect record against Washing- Colonels take Spurs on boards, take win Oci 25 26 27 28 Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, ;ws 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. Minor Major 1:10 7:40 Date Day Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 1:50 1:30 2:05 2:40 3:25 4:15 4:55 5:^0 8:20 7:55 •8:30 9:15 10:05 10:45 11:45 12:10 P.M. Minor Major 1:35 b:lM) 8:40 8:15 8:55 9:40 10:25 2:15 1:55 2:30 3:10 3:55 4:40 5:30 6:25 7:20 11:15 12:45 1:45 By The Associated Press You really have to hand it to the Kentucky Colonels. The San Antonio Spurs did Thursday night by not being able to handle the rebounds. The Colonels controlled the offensive boards and thus controlled the game, beating the Spurs 113-103 in the American Basketball Association. "The key to our victory was our offensive rebounding," said Kentucky Coach Hubie Brown. "Look, we had 28 off the offensive board and they only had 10. That's the difference right there." Due largely to the efforts of Art is Gilmore, the Colonels out- rebounded the Spurs 58-41 and won the battle of unbeatens. In the only other ABA game Thursday night, the Memphis Sounds defeated the Virginia Squires 99-95. In the National Basketball Association, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the New Orleans Jazz 102-89; the Cleveland Cavaliers downed the Atlanta Hawks 11&-97, and the Buffalo Braves ripped the New York Knicks 111-91. Gilmore, Ixmis Dampier and Bird Averitt scored 20 points apiece to lead Kentucky's victory, giving ihe Eastern Division- leading Colonels their fourth straight success this season. San Antonio, leader in the West, dropped to 3-1. A basket by Freddie Lewis with 1:04 left snapped the fourth tie of the final quarter as Memphis ended a three- game losing streak by beating Virginia. The Squires, losing their third straight game, had several shois al the basket after Lewis scored bui. couldn't connect. Chuck Williams secured the uciory with avu free throws with five seconds left. Fred Boyd poured in 35 points and led a second-half surge to bring the 76ers their victory. The game was played in New Orleans before a crowd of 6,450 and was the first home game for the new NBA entry. Austin Carr scored 25 points and Bobby Smith 22 to lead Cleveland over Atlanta. The Cavs led all the way after the opening moments, usually by margins of 10 or more points. Bob McAdoo scored 28 points and Jim McMillian added 24 to lead Buffalo over New York. ton's rampaging Redskins, who are back on the warpath with quarterback Sonny Jurgensen at the controls. Buffalo has won its past four games, including last week's 30-28 victory over previously undefeated New England. With Joe Ferguson throwing and O.J. Simpson running, Chicago may find it hard to repeat last Monday's victory over Green .Bay. Oakland and San Francisco have met only once in a regular season contest — in 1970 when San Francisco won 387. With the Raiders after their sixth consecutive victory, the 49ers might be in trouble with their contiuning problems at quarterback. Now with Reed gone, the signal-calling will fall on either newcomer Norm Snead, sophomore Dennis Morrison or rookie Tom Owen. The Rams apparently think they have their quarterbacking problem solved. Los Angeles won big last week behind James Harris, so traded Hadl to Green Bay. The Jets have quarterback Joe' Namath, receivers Rich Caster, David Knight and Jerome Barkum and runner Emerson Boozer. Miami pulled out a last-minute victory over Kansas City last week and shouldn't have nearly as many problems this Sunday against Baltimore, Pro Football WASHINGTON (AP) - Herb Mul-Key, the Washington Redskins' premier punt-return specialist, underwent surgery in Arlington Hospital Thursday to repair a shoulder separation sustained against Miami two weeks ago. :Dr. P.M. Palumbo Jr., Redskins physician, said the operation, which lasted 3Vfe hours, was for "reconstruction of shoulder ligaments and bone grafts." Earlier this week, Mul-Key was placed on the injured reserve list and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. which finally won its first game of the year on the legs of Lydell Mitchell. Philadelphia and New Orleans, meeting for the seventh time, each had streaks snapped last week. The rejuvenated Eagles are tied with Washington for second in the NFC East after winning four straight. New Orleans upset Atlanta for the Saints' first road victory since 1971. Cincinnati will be trying to shake off last week's final-minute defeat at Oakland. Houston has Dan Pastorini back in harness but still is losing. Denver's Floy Little appears to be regaining his form of last year, which spells trouble for Cleveland as the Browns don't seem to be able to get untracked. Kansas City, which has won only twice this season, will go against San Diego, which has lost four straight. Yerger plays Badgers here The Yerger Junior High School seventh and eighth grade teams will host Arkadelphia in a double-header Saturday morning at Hammons Stadium. Game time is 9 a.m. for the seventh graders with the eighth graders taking the field immediately following the first game. Both teams are undefeated with the seventh graders sporting a 6-0 record while the eighth graders carry a 8-0 slate. The young boys have tallied 140 points while holding their opponents to six points. The eighth graders have marked up 184 points while the opposition has scored 36 points. By HARRY KING Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Colorado State may be uppity Saturday night at Little Rock. The Rains may not play like the breather they are supposed to be. Arkansas takes on Colorado Stale Saturday night and CSU Coach Sark Arslanian calls the game a "mismatch." He says Arkansas is the strongesTteam on the Ranis' schedule and that .CSU is the weakest of the Razorbacks' opponents. "I've got the bravest athletic director in the world to give us this schedule," he said. "We'll have to hope they snap a couple of snaps over the punter's head and then they'll have to fumble four or five times. They'd better start worrying about Texas. A&M, Rice, SMU and Texas Tech and quit worrying about us." Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles disagrees. He says CSU had great ability at the offensive skill positions—wide receiver, quarterback and running back—and that the Rams "will be as exciting as any offensive team that's been in Little Rock in a long time." Flanker Willie Miller and split end Dan O'Rourke have caught 49 passes between them—the same number Arkansas' three quarterbacks have thrown in six games. CSU quarterback Mark Driscoll has thrown for 13 touchdowns in 11 quarters and running back Ron Harris has gained 609 yards on 125 carries. Arkansas is ailing physically, but the CSU defense has been porous at times. CSU is 2-3-1 with losses to New Mexico, Memphis State and Utah State. Arkansas is 3-3 after losses to Baylor and Texas and November will not be easy. The oddsmakers rate the Razorbacks a 22-point favorite. Colorado State should put some points on the board, but the spread sounds about right. ARKANSAS 38, COLORADO STATE 13. The biggest Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference game of the week matches Southern State and Henderson at Magnolia. Southern State emerged as Henderson's stiffest challenge by beating State College of Arkansas 27-7. Southern State is 51 for the season and 1-0 in league play. Henderson, ranked No. 4 in the NAIA, is unbeaten this season and shooting for a spot in the NAIA playoffs. The Reddles defeated the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 38-6 last week. The touchdown was the second Henderson has permitted this season. Henderson must stop Southern State's wishbone, but this Reddie team is very similar to the one that beat the Muleri- ders 17-6 last year, Henderson's defense should be the difference. HENDERSON 10, SOUTHERN STATE 7. Arkansas State, dazed by a Lamar bomb in the final minutes last week, tries to regroup Saturday against Southern Illinois at Carbondale, 111. SIU has been struggling. ASU 20, SIU 10. Here are other predictions involving Arkansas college teams: Arkansas Tech 14, UA-Monticello 7. State College of Arkansas 14, Ouachita 13. RAZORBACK FOOTBALL FACTS Arkansas' biggest Bowl win came in the 1965 Cotton Bowl over Big Eight Champion, Nebraska, for this victory brought the Hogs their first No. 1 ranking. Playing before a standing room only crowd, the undefeated Razorbacks jumped to a quick 3-0 lead on a field goal by Tom McKnelly. However, once beaten Nebraska came back in the second quarter and marched 69-yards in ten plays. 'Ldghthorse' Harry Wilson carried the ball for the final yard. Drum kicked the extra point, and the Huskers carried a 7-3 lead to the locker-room at halftime. The -two teams played a *. bruising, scoreless third quarter. The Razorbacks, trailing by four in the fourth quarter, began an 80 yard march. Fred Marshall, the Hog quarterback, drove the Razorbacks goalward in 9 plays. Bobby Burnett scored from the three to give Arkansas the lead. The Hogs took over and held onto a 10-7 victory. They were awarded the Grantland Rice trophy and the National Championship. COMPLIMENTS OF- tH First Ntiional Bank MEMBER F.D.I.C The major college rushing record for three years is held by Ed Marinaro of Cornell. He gained 4,715 yards in 918 carries. r WREsfflNG HOPE'S FAIR PARK COLISEUM ( IB Case Of Cold Weather Matches To Be Held In Exhibit Building) FRIDAY NITE OCT. 25, 8:30 P.M. MAIN EVENT: 8 ?** 1 * 1 Challenge Match (Rocket Monroe Has Boasted That He Will Defeat Armac Hussien Two Straight Falls Or Give His Nites Pay To Hussien.) (Hussien Has Stated That He Has Never Been Defeated Two Straight Falls And He Thinks That Monroe Has Let His Mouth Overload His Pocket Book. Tills May Be The Bloodiest Bout Ever Seen At Hope's Fair Park Coliseum. SEMI FINAL EVENT: Tony Rosso Vs. John Black FIRST BOUT: Ron Starr Vs. Bulldog Drummer Tickets On Sale Now At Seven Eleven Store On West Third And Washington St. In Hope. Ringside $2.50, Gen. i Adm. $2.00. Children Under 11 $1-00. k- ^K- ^*. ^^ __. ^_^ ^_ ^^ .^_ ^^ <^» <^» 4V ^Hf ^tf ^f* "•*•* KXAR Kolumn Tuesday, Oct. 29th BLEWNS DAY ON KXAR Live broadcast all day from "THE HORNET 9 Meet new people Hear old friends from a growing Blevins ANOTHER FUNFEA TURES ON

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