Page Six Decided by A Snowball!?? Broncos WinGameOf Oddities, Big Plays » « -* R'U'lfl ByMIKERABUN UPI Sports Writer DENVER (UPI) - Unlike last year's Monday night game which was played in a blizzard, the one conducted at Mile High Stadium in 1985 will not be remembered for a snowstorm. Instead, it will be remembered for a single snowball. It was tossed by an anonymous Denver Broncos fan with 17 seconds left in the first half and ultimately, it could be argued, that snowball decided a game filled with oddities and big plays. The official.game winner was a 24- yard field goal by Denver's Rich Karlis with 1:27 to play that brought the Broncos a 17-16 victory over the San Francisco 49ers and gave them sole possession of the AFC West lead at 7-3. The Super Bowl champion 49ers, meanwhile, fell to 5-5 and placed themselves in jeopardy of missing the playoffs. Karlis' field goal was set up by two king-sized plays - a 42-yard interference penalty against the 49ers' Dwight Hicks and a desperation 22- yard throw from John Elway to Steve Watson. And there were plenty of other big plays, such as: —Ray Wersching's 45-yard field goal with 3:46 to play that appeared to have brought the 49ers the victory. —A 50-yard "flea flicker" pass from Elway to Vance Johnson which set up the second of Elway's two first- half touchdown throws. — Ronnie Lett's stop of Sammy Winder at the goal line which kept Denver off the Scoreboard in the third quarter. . — And a decision by San Francisco coach Bill Walsh to go for a touchdown on 4th-and-2 in the second quarter that backfired when Roger Craig was stopped short of the goal line. But it was the "snowball" play which will live on from a frigid evening in which the chill factor dipped below 10 degrees. With the Broncos leading, 14-3, the 49ers had a 4th-and-l situation at the Denver 2.. Having failed in a touchdown gamble earlier in the game, Walsh ordered a field goal. But just before the ball was snapped, the offending snowball came sailing out of the stands and landed just in front of holder Matt Cavanaugh. He bobbled the snap and the field goal try was botched. "I saw the snowball," said Cavanaugh. "It broke my concentration. I'm not sure if I got the ball back up in time to kick it, but there must not have been time because Ray decided not to kick it." Referee Jim Tunney saw the snowball being thrown, but said after the game there was little he could do. What he did do was demand more security during the second half. "Cooperation was excellent by security," said Tunney. "There were virtually no snowballs thrown during the second half. "We had no recourse in terms of a foul or to call it on the home team or the fans. There's nothing in the rule book that allows us to do that. "There is no way you can construe unsportsmanlike conduct on a snowball incident like that." By the time the snowball incident came along, Elway had thrown touch- dowsses of 3 yards to Gene Lang and 6 yards to Watson while the 49ers had come up with a 26-yard field goal by Wersching. The 49ers closed the deficit in the second half with a 13-yard touchdown throw from Joe Montana to Mike Wilson and a 22-yard field goal by Wersching. San Francisco later went ahead on Wersching's 45-yarder. Denver then moved to the winning field goal courtesy of the interference penalty on Hicks and the 22-yard throw from Elway to Watson. Hicks was called for interference against Watson on a play in which the defender appeared to shield the receiver from the ball without making a play for it. "It wasn't interference," said Hicks. "It wasn't faceguarding. It wasn't anything but an incomplete pass. "The receiver didn't have a chance to catch the pass and I wasn't exactly waving my hands."Denver's defense limited Montana to 17 completions in 40 attempts and San Francisco converted just one of 16 third down plays. Playoff GameTix On Sale Game tickets for two District 6 Playoff games of particular interest to local fans went on sale today as Tyrone High and Bellwood-Antis focused on their first-ever post-season assignment in the new District 6 Football Playoffs this Saturday night. Tyrone (4-5-1) faces Ligonier Valley (9-1) at 7 p.m. at Johnstown's Point Stadium in a Class AAA semifinal clash and Bellwood-Antis, fresh off a perfect (10-0) regular season campaign and a victory last week in a Mid- Penn Conference Championship Playoff game, squares off with Kishacoquillas (9-2) at Huntingdon's War Vets Field, also a 7 p.m., in a Class AA game. TAHS athletic director Pete Dutrow reminded that advance tickets for the Tyrone-Ligonier game are available at Levine's Shoe Store and the high school at $3 for adults and $1 for students. All tickets at the gate will be $3, he emphasized. Additionally, transportation via Fullington or school bus will be provided at costs of an additional $7. Students wishing to travel by school bus, however, may purchase a bus ticket for $4. At Bellwood-Antis, athletic director and head football coach John Hayes, announced that B-A fans planning to attend the Blue Devils-Kish. game may puchase game tickets at the B-A high school between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. beginning today. They're priced at Sl(student) and $3(adult) apiece as well. Only adult tickets will be sold at the game. Complete semifinal playoff pairings: CLASS AAAA FRI., Nov. 15 - Indiana vs Philipsburg-Osceola, 7 p.m. at Altoona Mansion Park; SAT., Nov. 16 - B.E.A. vs Hollidaysburg, 7 p.m., Mansion Park. CLASS AAA FRI., Nov. 15 - Forest Hills vs United, 7 p.m.,"at Johnstown Point Stadium: SAT., Nov. IG - Ligonier Valley vs Tyrone, 7 p.m.. at Johnstown Point Stadium. CLASS AA FRI., Nov. 15-Bishop Guilfoyle vs Northern Cambria, 7 p.m., at Hollidaysburg: SAT... Nov. 16 Bellwood-Antis vs Kishacoquillas, 7 p.m., at Huntingdon War Vets Field. CLASS A FRI., Nov. 15 - Bucklail vs Juniata Valley. 8 p.m., at Lock Haven Painter Memorial Field; SAT., Nov. IB - Homer Center vs Laurel Valley, 7 p.m.. at Indiana High School Field. Noll Happy With Brewing Quarterback Controversy PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Pittsburgh coach Chuck Noll has what some might describe as a brewing quarterback controversy, and he couldn't be happier. Mark Malone started the season at quarterback, but he suffered a partially dislocated big toe on his right foot in the first quarter against Cincinnati Oct. 27 and David Woodley came out of the bullpen. Malone is learning to walk without a cane and is expected to be sidelined for at least two more weeks. In the meantime, Woodley has taken the Steelers to consecutive victories over Cleveland and Kansas City. In Sunday's 36-28 win over the Chiefs that gave the Steelers a 5-5 record, a two-game winning streak for the first time this season and a share of the AFC Central Division lead with the Bengals, Woodley completed 13-of-25 passes for 258 yards and one touchdown. "I think it's a pretty good situation if you have two people who can do it for you," Noll told reporters Monday at his weekly news conference at Three Rivers Stadium. "What's wrong with having two people who can play a position? That's good, that's super unless you're a negative guy. That's better than the other situation — not having anybody who can play." Noll was asked if he will bench Woodley when Malone is healthy again. "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," said Noll. "Right now, Mark can hardly walk. David has to get ready for this game, and this is the game we're Interested in. We take them one at a time and be happy we have two people who are capable." The Steelers' next opponent is Houston at the Astrodome. 'Pittsburgh won the first game 20-0, but the Oilers have improved since then, according to Noll. "They have been playing exceptional football offensively," said Noll. "They've been getting great mileage from their running backs, either running the football or on pass receptions. "They've also been playing well defensively. They're an aggressive defense, they like to pressure you." The pressure to win again will be on Pittsburgh, a team that cannot afford another loss within its division. In defeating the Chiefs, the Steelers used Woodley's performance plus seven catches for 126 yards from John Stallworth and a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown by Louis Lipps to win their first game on the road this season. "Louis' punt return was the turning point in the game if you want to talk about turning points," said Noll. "Usually, you only get one or two blocks on the thing when you break it, but on that occasion, we got tremendous blocks from Chris Brown, Bob Kohrs, Dave Edwards and Todd Spencer. That was unique in that way." Defensive end Keith Gary and cornerback Dwayne Woodruff are eligible to come off the injured reserve list this week, but Noll said he will not activate them until they are ready to play. Gary is sidelined with a sprained knee and Woodruff is out with a dislocated elbow. Sports Deals Baseball Chicago (AL) - Purchased contracts of infielders Russ Morman and Dave Cochrane and pitcher Joel McKeon from Buffalo (AA) and infielder Mike Soper from Glen Falls (EL). Chicago (NL) - Signed pitcher Scott Sanderson to a 3-year contract Cincinnati - Traded pitcher Bob Buchanan to San Francisco for pitcher Colin Ward. Montreal - Named Joe Sparks as manager of the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association. Texas - Named Bill Stearns manager of Tulsa(AA). Toronto — Assigned outfielders Rick Leach and Kash Beauchamp to Syracuse (IL); signed pitchers Mark Eichhorn, Gibson Alba and Jose Calderon. Basketball Portland - Waived forward Ben Coleman. TIM MANOA RUMBLES for some yardage for unbeaten Nittany Lions ... Penn Stale's No. 1-ranked, Penn State Leads Parade: Top 7 Spots Unchanged In UPl's Football Poll By JOEL SHERMAN UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) - College football's top seven teams, led by Penn State at No. 1, remained unchanged today in voting by the UPI Board of Coaches. The Nittany Lions, who improved to 9-0 with a 31-10 triumph over Cincinnati, garnered 34 of 42 first- place votes and 614 points to retain the top ranking for the second straight week. No. 2 Nebraska (four first-place votes), third-ranked Ohio State (one), No. 4 Air Force (three), fifth-ranked Iowa, No. 6 Oklahoma and seventh- ranked Miami (Fla.) all kept their previous rating. No. 8 Michigan, ninth-ranked Arkansas, No. 10 Oklahoma State and llth-ranked UCLA each inched one spot. Baylor, No. 8 last week, was beaten by Arkansas and plunged to 16th. Florida, which had its 18-game unbeaten streak snapped Saturday, and Southern Methodist are ineligible Lindbergh Family Ponders Decision On Sustaining Life Of Brain Dead Son By KATHLEEN CLUTE STRATFORD, N.J. (UPI) Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Pelle Lindbergh, who stopped flying pucks for a living and drove fast cars for fun. lay unconscious today as his family decided when to turn off the respirator keeping him alive. Lindbergh, 26, was hooked up to the life-saving machine after his custom- built Porsche sped into the concrete steps of a school in suburban Philadelphia early Sunday. He was declared brain dead and given no hope of survival. "The prognosis continues to be not compatible with life," Flyers team physician Edward Viner said Monday. "It really is a matter of how long the support system is continued. Brain death means if the respirator were turned off, he would die." Officials at Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Stratford Division, scheduled a 10 a.m. news conference today to provide an update on Lindbergh's condition. Doctors said the all-star netminder was legally drunk when the accident occurred. His blood-alcohol level was 0.24 percent, more than twice the legal limit in New Jersey. He was "a bubbly little guy bouncing around on the ice and fooling around in the locker room," said Flyers general manager Bobby Clarke, who played with Lindbergh in Philadelphia before being elevated to the front office. His friends said Lindbergh enjoyed high performance cars and had his 1985 Porsche Turbo sent back to West Germany so it could be rebuilt to run faster. He also purchased a speed boat last year. Lindergh's family was deciding when to switch off the respirator. They wanted to donate Lindbergh's organs, but were told by doctors that the transplants would have to be done within 48 hours. His mother, Anna Lisa, was with her son at the hospital all day Monday. His father, who suffers serious heart problems, flew in from their native Sweden Monday evening. Lindbergh's fiancee, Kerstin Pietzch, of Stockholm, was at the fallen goaltender's bedside. Clarke, who said Lindbergh was not a drinker and "hardly ever drank," said he hoped Lindbergh's tragedy would provide a lesson for all. "Hopefully, something this tragedy will change some of us," said Clarke, who led the Flyers to a pair of Stanley Cups in the early 1970s. Lindbergh, who posted a 41-17-7 record in helping lead the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals last year, last played for the Flyers Thursday. He was on the winning end of a 6-2 score that night, and was given a rest Saturday when the Flyers beat Boston. Lindbergh won the Vezina Trophy last year as the NHL's top goaltender. The Swede was also named the Flyers' most valuable player. for UPI's Top 20 due to NCAA probations that forbid them to compete in a bowl game. Georgia, which upset Florida, leaped from 15th to No. 12. Auburn moved up a notch to No. 13 while 14th- ranked Florida State climbed two places. Brigham Young, jumping from No. 18, rounded out the top 15. After Baylor, Tennessee remained at No. 17. No. 18 Lousiana State, which tied Alabama, sank from 13th. Texas A&M held at No. 19 and 20th- Grid Ratings Copyright 1985 by UPI NEW YORK (UPI) - The United Press International Board of Coaches Top 20 college football ratings, with first-place votes and records in parentheses, total points (based on 15 points for first place. 14 for second. etc.), and last week's ranking: l.PennState(34) (9-0) (H4 1 2.Nebraska(4i (8-1) 560 2 3. Ohio Stated) (8-D 498 :i 4. Air Force!3) (10-0) -)R<) 4 5. Iowa (8-1) 415 5 6. Oklahoma (6-1) 4u(j (; 7. Miami (Fla.) (8-1) 391 7 8. Michigan (7-1-1) 295 9 9. Arkansas (8-1) 281 10 10. Oklahoma Stt (7-1) 252 11 11.UCLA 17-1-1) 211 12 12. Georgia (7-1-D 139 15 13. Auburn (7-1) 126 1-1 14. Florida State (7-2) 75 16 15. Brigham Yong (8-1) 57 IK 16. Baylor (7-2) 55 8 17. Tennessee (5-1-2) 40 17 18. Louisiana Stt( 5-1-1) :i8 r,i 19. Texas A&M (6-2) 19 19 20. Texas (6-2) 13 z Others receiving votes: Alabama, Arizona State, Bowling Green, Colorado, Fresno State, Kansas, Minnesota and Syracuse. Note: By agreement with the American Football Coaches Association, teams on NCAA or conference probation and forbidden to compete in a bowl game are ineligible for the Top 20 and national championship consideration by the UPI Board of Coaches. The teams currently in that category are Florida and Southern Methodist. Tyrone Daily Herald, Tuesday, November 12,1985 Manoa Settling Into Fullback Role For Lions UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State fullback Tim Manoa finally has unpacked his bugs. A native of Tonga and a resident of Hawaii. Manoa packed his bags and moved to Pennsylvania to stay with some family friends in Pittsburgh. His parents thought he would get a better education "on the mainland." The students at North Allegheny High School thought he was so good that he was recruited to play for their school. "They didn't expect a kid to come thai far to a place like Pennsylvania where (here is a lot of competition in football." Manoa explains. "Actually, the team I was on never did anything exciting." But Manoa did. He produced enough excitement lor the Penn State coaching stall to take note. And once again he packed his bags and headed for Happy Valley. Once at Penn State, he was moved through three positions - fullback, defensive end and outside linebacker — during his ircshman year. The Penn State coaching stat'f couldn't quite figure out how to best use his 22i) pounds and his speed. "1 guess they had so much depth a( running back and that's where I wanted to play first." says Manoa. "But 1 wanted to play football anywhere. It didn't matter to me." Now Manoa and the coaches know fullback is the spot and he has unpacked his bags to settle in for his second season as a Penn State running back. "1 like the fullback position better than Ihe other positions right now. I've played it for two years and I'm confident with it." Manoa says. "I waul lostay there. No more moves." Manoa says his increased confidence has helped him gain 218 yards - good for the fourth-highest total on the team -- on 51 carries this season. "I prclly much know what the system is like, so improved in catching the ball now and blocking." Manoa says. "I guess I'm getting comfortable with what I'm doing and that's probably why I'm getting belter." This season has also seen Manoa's first collegiate touchdown against Temple. When describing how the play occurcd. Manoa said he just ran across the goal line. "1 just ran into the end zone. Manoa recalls. "It was third down and one yard to go. It was a sweep to the left. I took the hall and all of the blockers went (here, and 1 went through to the goal line." Through all of the excitement this season Manoa has almost been able to forget about missing Hawaii and his favorite pasltime, body surfing. "I really can't regular surf; it's too hard and I'm loo heavy for it." .Manoa says. "Any chance I get 1 go home, and when 1 do go home. 1 spend a lot of time on Ihe beach. Our house is only three minutes from the beach." Manoa. a commercial recreation major, wants to go back to Hawaii to run his own business, possibly a resort. After all. he certainly is no stranger to the travel business. He's been around packed bags the last five vears. ranked Texas rejoined Ihe rankings after a Iwo-wcek absence. Alabama was the lone team to drop from the Top 2(1. There were three Big Ten and Big Eight teams in the lop 10 while the Southeastern and Southwestern Conferences had lour teams each in the ratings. The top eight learns appeared on all 42 ballots. " Tyrone Wrestling Boosters To Meet The Tyrone Area Wrestling Boosters Association will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in Room 121 at the high school. All officers and interested persons are urged to attend. Controversial Penalty In Of Paves Road For Black Hawks Win By KEVIN KKNXKY Li PI Spoils Writer Thanks lo a controversial penally late in the game Monday night, the New York Hangers remain 0-l'or- overlime this year. [Job Murray scored a rare power- play goal '-,'.] seconds into OT to cap a three-goal spurt and enable -the Chicago Black Hawks lo snap a 1'our- game losing slrcak with a 5-4 victory over the Hangers at Madison Square Garden. Mill-ray's goal was rare because penalties arc seldom called in overtime situations, where the learn thai scores first wins. This penalty a Iwo-minulc holding on Ron Greschuer was actually called in the u'anijjy seconds ol (hi- third period, but UK; filed was the same: the Hangers found llicmsi'lvcs a man down in sudden death. Referee Ron KoimiicT's call became a source of controversy alter Murray capitalized by beating Hanger goallcnder John Van- bicsbrouck from 25 feel out, sending the Rangers to their fourth loss in four overtime games this season. "The referee could have called It) penalties in the last 10 minutes, and he calls me for holding when I hardly touched the guy." C.reschner said. "(But) you have to live with it. There's nothing we can do about it. We seem to full hack in overtime and do not play aggressively enough." Darryl 'suiter, the Black Hawks' captain, agreed. Canucks5, Red Wings 0 At Vancouver. Brjlish Columbia. Rick Lanz scored two goals and two assists and .Sieve Tambellini and Moo Lemay added power-play goals to lead (lit 1 Canucks. Hichard Brocleur slopped 20 shots fur his second shutout of Ihe season, both against Detroit. Saberhagen AL Young A ByRICKGOSSELIN UPI Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. lUPI) Pitcher Bret Saberhagen of the Kansas City Royals experienced the third or fourth greatest thrill of his young life Monday. Saberhagen isn't quite sure where his winning the Cy Young Award Monday fits on his list of lifetime thrills — but he is sure it's not in the top two. It just can't compete with his becoming a father on Oct. 26 and his winning a World Series on Oct. 27. So Saberhagen lumps the Cy Young Award with winning 20 games and being named the most valuable player of the World Series. "No. 1 is definitely my son, Drew William," Saberhagen said. "He's been the greatest thrill that I've had. Winning the World Series was next. Winning 20 games was close - if I hadn't won 20 games, I wouldn't have gotten the Cy Young. Winning the (World Series) MVP was also close. You really can't put one ahead of the other. They are all close together. It's just been a picture-book year for me." Saberhagen rebounded from his 1011 rookie season to become the fifth youngest pitcher in major-league history to win 20 games. He finished 20-6 for the Royals and was an easy winner .Monday in the American League Cy Young balloting over 20- game winner Hon (iuidry of the New York Yankees. Saberhagen. who also won two games in the World Scries, received 23 of the 2 M first-place voles to outdistance the runnorup Guidry, 127 points-to!!!!. Saberhagen led a Kansas City assault on tin- Cy Young balloting. Fireman of the Year. Dan Quisen- oerry finished third in IhiM'oling and 17-game winner Charlie Leibrandt fifth. "If wo were in New York or Los Angeles," Saberhagen said, "there would have been a lot more publicized about our starting rotation. In my eyes, il's the bust starting rotation in major-league baseball. It's solid from the No. 1 through No. 5. "Everybody picked up their share of the load pennant stretch, playoffs. World Scries. It seemed like whenever OIK- of (he starters had to come through, they came through. If it wasn't for our slartiug rotation. 1 don't think we would have been where we were. ] don'l Ihink we'll have woj) the Work! Scries " Gridder's Death Leaves Santa Clara Community In Shock SANTA CLARA, Calif. (UPI) The Santa Clara University community was in a state of shock today over the death of football star Dave Cichoke, injured while starring in a game Saturday. Cichoke, a 220-pound sophomore linebacker from Portland, Ore., was injured while helping the Broncos score a 21-10 victory Saturday over Cal State-Northridge. He was found dead in his room Monday of a brain hemorrhage. Before learning of his death, Western Football League officials named Cichoke defensive player of the week. He was cited for making the stop on a 2-point conversion run by Northridge' Richard Brown with 2; 50 left in the game. Six of Cichoke's seven tackles were unassisted and he also had a sack and a deflected pass in the end zone. He left Ihe field on his own power in the fourth quarter, complaining of dizziness. Santa Clara sports director Mike McNulty said the Santa Clara County coroner's office performed an autopsy and determined that Cichoke died of a subdural hematoma or brain hemorrhage. McNully said Cichoke. an inside linebacker did nol return to the game bul sal on Ihe bench with no loss of consciousness. McNulty said Cichoke checked into a Northridge hospital after the game and was evaluated and released. He returned to Santa Clara Sunday and stayed with friends until n p.m., before he complained of a slight headache and went home. "Something like this is just total shock. You don't prepare for these things." McNulty said. Broncos coach Terry Malley called it a tragedy. "Sometimes there's no justice in this world," said Malley. "He was young, vibrant and a pleasure to be around. His best days were in front of him." Cichoke was an honor student and athletic star at Portland's Jesuit High School, where he was an all-state swimmer and performed on the track team. He threw the javelin 200 feet. His brother Tony played fullback at Portland State and his younger brother Bill is a standout tackle at the University of Miami, Fla.
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