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" .HIIIIIII1I.III. 1 III III 11,,!,. i lipum Ii.ll 11.11 Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, December 11, 1976 D3 From 1) 1 Atlantic Astronaut Atlantic "They're the best we played all year," Butler said, "but I think we were more hungry than they were." Coffey, who led both teams with 91 yards in 12 carries, scored Atlantic's first TD on an eight-yard sweep with 1:42 remaining in the second quarter. Nelson McMurrain's conversion tied the score at 7-7. "That drive was the turning point," Wilder said. "I don't know how far we went against the wind (89 yards in 13 plays), but that was one hell of an offensive effort." Atlantic piled up 17 first downs to Astronaut's 10 and 236 yards rushing to the War Eagles' 40, but was Weather Hampering Sailfish Tournament STUART - The second day of the Stuart Sailfish Club's Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament was postponed yesterday due to continuing high winds and seas. Thursday's first day of fishing had been cut short to noon instead of the 3 p.m. deadline set for the four-day event. Every attempt will be made to fish today, although there will be no decision until 7:30 a.m. Twenty sails were caught and released Thursday. plagued by penalties, particularly in the first half. In the first quarter alone, Wilder's Eagles were hit with 15-yard penalties for roughing the kicker (in the end zone), clipping and holding. In the second period, they were charged with pass interference, clipping and encroachment. "We were fired up," Wilder said. "I'm sure we deserved every one of them." Astronaut, led by all-state quarterback Cris Collinsworth, drove 63 yards in nine plays to take a 7-0 lead with 6:16 remaining in the first half. Collinsworth, the Class AAA state champion in the 100-yard dash, picked up 10 yards on a keeper and completed passes of 10 yards to Ken Mullins and 19 yards to Doug Calhoun to highlight the drive. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Collinsworth sneaked over from the two and Ty Carter added the seventh point. Astronaut coach Jay Donnelly, who played quarterback at Palm Beach High School in 1960, said the game meant a little extra to him since it was played in Palm Beach County. "They controlled the line of scrimmage all night, offensively and defensively," Donnelly said. "That's as simple a way as I know to tell the story of the ball game." - -JT tt41 Staff Photo by Mikt Diemtr Eagles' John Hiers (Front) Is Sacked by Miners' Pursuit r a 1 m B f i 1 leers rress Mods noca Katon per t ""w- at m m is. torn i A J r . I- , ' v if . . . r i BOCA RATON - High school All-America candidate Walter Campbell scored 21 points last night to lead unbeaten Martin County to a 73-49 victory that was a bit more difficult Grad Lived WICHITA, Kan. (UPI) - For nearly a year Patrick Lajko lived a Peter Pan fantasy of eternal youth. The 24-year-old college graduate posed as a high school student and became a star gymnast. "There is in every one of us a bit that says, 'If I could only do it over again, wouldn't I do it differently.' I got caught up in that desire that is in everybody not to grow old, to return to something and do it better," Lajko said of his masquerade which started in January and ended this week. First Downs Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles Lost Yards Penalized Astronaut Atlantic 10 17 236 31 3-5-0 6- 37 3 0 101 0-7 7- 14 40 142 7-13-1 4-47 3 2 45 0 7 0 0 7 0 Astro-Collinsworth 2 run (Carter kick) Atl-Coffey 8 run (M kick) TiVn- Mi;m.iiii for John Carroll, which has a 2-0 record. The Rams scored only two points in the first quarter but rallied with a 21-point second period for a 23-19 Jialitime advantage. Moore Haven went back on top in the third and took a 36-31 lead into the final eight minutes. MOORE HAVEN (44): Baker 10 2-22, Ran dolph 1-2-4. Wilcox 1-1-3, Thomas 3-1 7, Thompson 2-04. Dixon 10 2, Cooper 0-22, Totals 18 8 44 JOHN CARROLL (45): Tepsworth 6-10-22, Powell 10 2. Devme 3-5-11, Jenkins 2 0 - 4. Nelson 2-0-4, Butt o-l-l, DiMarlmo 0-1-1, Totals 14-17-45 Moort Havtn 6 13 17 8-44 John Carroll 2 21 8 14-45 Girls: John Carroll 40-1 1 JV: Moore Haven, 35 32 iimv 9 mdk. Taylor Brothers Hot In Lake Worth Win for the Tigers than the score indicates. "We played them tough in the first half," Bobcat coach Doug Reid said. "It was interesting for a half, but 'Peter Pan Lajko, who was a four-year gymnastics letterman at Iowa State University, was unmasked after an anonymous tip to East High School officials that the student who called himself Scott Johnson was really Lajko. Officials intercepted a bus carrying the school swimming team, of which he also was a member, on its way to a meet and demanded his true identity. He readily admitted the masquerade, Assistant Principal Bob Lytle said. "He told us it was neat - some- record fell to 3-1 for the season. Also in double figures for North Shore were Dante Wright with 10, Tim Allen with 10 and Frank Stall-worth with 12. The Taylors led the Trojans in points and rebounding, controlling both boards. The 6-foot-4 Ron Taylor was high scorer with 20 points, while his 6-5 brother, a junior, had 13. Winfred Patrick, 6-4 senior, contributed 17 points and also played a strong defensive game. While Lake Worth was scoring from inside and outside, North Shore got most of its field goals from outside the key. The Mustangs' only shooting lapse came in that fateful second quarter in which the Trojans were red hot. NORTH SHORE (59) - Wright 42-10; Mitchell 7-2-16; Stallworth 5-212; Allen 5-0-10; Brooks 4-0-8; Valoney 1-1-3, DeRuiter 0-0-0, Harper 0-0-0; Clay 0-0-0 Totals 26 7-59 LAKE WORTH (68) - Black 3 0-6; Chatin 1- 1- 3, O. Taylor 6-1-13, Patrick 6-5-17, Rumph 2- 1-5; R Taylor 8 4-20; Kabler 2-0-4; Totals 28-12-68 North Short 19 11 12 17-59 Lakt Worth 18 22 11 17-68 County at Palm Beach Junior College Tuesday night, held Forest Hill at bay with a controlled zone defense. The strategy apparently solved Suncoast's foul problems, which was a factor in its recent loss to Palm Beach Gardens. Although he scored no points, sophomore Jack Bethel, 6-foot-5, played a key role in the victory. FOREST HILL (67) - Harris 4-0-8; Tate 0 0-0; G Jackson 0-0-0, Wiseberg 0-0-0; Deutsch 1-0-2, Newton 2-2-6, Patrick 10-020, C Jackson 2 0-4, Johnson 1-1-3, Young 1-0-2, Hart 9 4-22 Totals 30-7-67 SUNCOAST (90) - Bethel 0-0-0; Brown 5 6-16; Goldwire 7-7-21; A. Carter 13-6-32, Pierce 4-2-10; Reppel 0-0-0; Martin 0-0-0; Pickens 0-0-0; Pauldo 5-1-11; Williams 0-0-0, McFadden 0 0-0; Jones 0-0-0; McClendon 0-0-0, Nelson 0-0-0; Totals 34 22-90 Forast Hill 13 IS 22 17-47 Suncoast 23 20 18 29-90 AP Wirephoto SUN SHOT - Phoenix' Ron Lee (30) drives to the basket despite the outstretched arms of Boston's Kevin Stacom in first period action last night at Boston Garden. Phoenix won, 107-103. Story, D4 Rams Nip Moore Haven M V they won the game in the first couple of minutes of the second half, jumping out to a 12-point lead. "That forced us to play catchup, which we didn't want to do." Fantasy thing that was a challenge - to pull something off on the system," Lytle said. Now the East gymnastics team must forfeit five dual meets, four invitational tournaments and a trophy. He had not participated in any swim meets, so that team was spared any forfeits. School officials are investigating the deception, which involved a student aide who helped Lajko forge a high school transcript for "Scott Johnson" which East had sought to accept his transfer. Lajko said he set up the masquerade with three other gymnasts whom he met working out at the YMCA in the summer of 1974. He said they told him they had a long-standing fantasy of enrolling a fake student just to prove it could be done. As Lajko explained it, "I had the opportunity and I took it. Once it started the whole thing happened very rapidly and I was kind of swept up in it. I was happy here, the past months at East High have been the . happiest time of my life. "I really don't want to have to leave." Spain's Orantes Stops Solomon HOUSTON (UPI) - Spain's Manuel Orantes continued his domination over Harold Solomon by hitting drop shots, baseline lobs and other assorted junk at the American for a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory last night, advancing him to the Grand Prix Masters' final. Orantes will play rising star Wojteck Fibak of Poland in Sunday's finals. Unli'e Fibak's five-set victory over Argentina's Guillermo Vilas the night before, Orantes broke to a two-set lead and kept the pressure on for a straight-set victory. The victory was Orantes' seventh in eight matches against the baseline-working Solomon, who was a local favorite because he attended Rice University in Houston. Summit Christian, 51-21 BELLE GLADE - Summit Christian, led by top scorer Southgate with 27 points, defeated Belle Glade Christian here last night, 51-24. Graham with six points and Warren with eight were high scorers for Belle Glade while Thomas put up 11 to aid Summit's win. SUMMIT CHRISTIAN (51) - Southgate 11-5-27, Hulen 2-0-4, Thomaas 4-3-11, Collins 2-0-4, Lidrtle 0, A Shearer 0, D Schearer 0, Gard 2-1-5, Mast 0, Whipple 0. Totals - 21-9-51. BELLE GLADE CHRISTIAN (24) - Graham 3-0-6, Alkins 0-1-1, Bowen 1-1-3, Warren 4-0-8, Ciesneros 3-0-6, Cobb 0, Taylor 0, Bailey 0, SimmsO. Totals 1 1-2 24. Summit Christian 8 12 20 11-51 Bella Glade Christian 8 4 4 8-24 Williams Named TCU Offense Coach MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -Greg Williams, defensive coordinator at West Virginia University, has been named offensive coordinator at Texas Christian under F.A. Dry, TCU's new head football coach. Dry and Williams, who has been at West Virginia for three years, coached together at Tulsa. LAKE WORTH - The Taylor brothers paced Lake Worth to its fourth win without defeat last night, guiding the Trojans to a 68-59 win over North Shore. Ron Taylor, a senior, and his brother, Oscar, combined for 33 points in a nip-and-tuck contest which wasn't decided until the final two minutes. Only five points separated the two clubs in the closing stages of the hotly-contested game when Ron Taylor put the game away with four consecutive free throws. North Shore played Lake Worth on even terms in all but the second quarter which spelled the difference. The Trojans outscored the visitors, 22-11. that period and refused to allow the Mustangs to close the gap the final two periods. The game could have gone either way if North Shore's Darryl Mitchell hadn't gotten into foul trouble in the second half. Mitchell scored 16 points for the Mustangs, whose Boca Raton scored only four points in the final quarter which increased the Tigers' margin of victory. Boca Raton, 1-2, led Martin County, 3-0, after the first quarter and was down by only three at the half. But the Tigers came out in a press to start the second half forcing the Bobcats into turnovers and forced shots. It was a 10-point game most of the way from there until both teams cleared the bench in the last quarter. MARTIN COUNTY (73) - Campbell 8-5-21, McFadden 7-418, Oelancey 3-06, Johnson 5-2 12, McKagen 3-0-6, Jones 2-1-5, Mclntrye 0-1-1, Furlow 2-0-4 Totals 30-13-73. BOCA RATON (49) - Green 7-0-14, Haynes 7-2-16, Haddock 3-0-6, Lowe 1-0-2, Strainge 3-0-6, Brown 2-1-5. Totals 23-2-49. Martin County 11 22 22 18- 73 Boca Raton 12 18 IS 4-49 JV: Martin County, 67-41. Newman Defeats Atlantic Cardinal Newman used its overall balance to offset the effects of Atlantic's Tim Cornelius and turned back the visitors, 74-56, in Newman's gym yesterday. Cornelius led both teams with 25 points, only one of which came on a free throw, and either scored or assisted on his team's first 12 points. But Cardinal Newman used its control game to good advantage, dominated the offensive boards in the first half and broke the Eagles' press in the fourth period to record its first victory after two defeats. Atlantic also has a 1-2 record. The Crusaders had a big day at the foul line, converting 24 of 33 free throws, with their high scorer, Tom Petroff, hitting 10 of 13. He finished the game with 16 points. Also in double figures for the winners were Jud Kassuba with 11 points and Craig Young with 10. Ed Potts, with 10, was Atlantic's only other double-figurer scorer. Cardinal Newman took a 21-14 lead in the opening period and, aided by a spurt near the end of the second quarter and early in the third, held a 36-22 advantage at halftime and a 52-31 margin going into the final eight minutes. ATLANTIC (56) - Cornelius 12-1-25, Thomi-son 1-24, Bryant 2-0-4, JBush 1-1-3, Heath 2-2-6, Potts 3-4-10, Moseley 1-0-2, Gary 1-0-2. Totals 23-1056 CARDINAL NEWMAN (74) - Raich 7-0-4, Kassuba 4-3-11, Petrol! 3-10-16, McNamara 3-1-7, Koenig 2-15, Young 1-8-10, Straley 1-0-2, Lottus 1-1-3, Key 2-0-4, Johnson 1-0-2. Totals 26-24-74. Atlantic 14 8 9 25-56 Cardinal Newman 21 15 16 22-74 Vero Heach Earns Comeback Victory VERO BEACH - Jerry Jones scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Vero Beach to a second-half comeback to defeat Rock-ledge last night, 70-60. The score was tied, 48-48, going into the fourth quarter when Vero Beach picked up the pace and cut back on mistakes to grab a 10-point lead. High scorers for Vero Beach were Jones, Keith Ildette with 12, and Glenn Dun with 11. ROCKLEDGE (60) - Lyons 8-0-16, Jackson 7- 0- 14, Johnson 7-0-14, Pastore 3-1-7, Randall 0- 1- 1, McGettigan 3-0-6, Smith 11-0-2. Totals 29- 2- 60 VERO BEACH (70) - Ildette 6-0-12, Jones 10-1-21, Dunn 5-1-11, Gregory 3-2-8, Chamblis 3-4-10, Roth 2-3-7, HeyesO-l-l Totals 29-12-70 Rockladga 14 20 14 11-60 Vtro Btach 10 18 20 20-70 JV - Rockledge 45, Vero Beach 33 C.C of C. U8072 FORT PIERCE - Scott DiMar-tino's free throw with no time remaining on the clock gave John Carroll a 45-44 victory over Moore Haven here last night. DeMartino was fouled as the buzzer sounded. His subsequent game-winning free throw was the only point he scored. Moore Haven outscored the Rams from the floor but was beaten, 17-8, at the free throw line. Dwayne Baker of Moore Haven and Mark Tepsworth of John Carroll were the game s high scorers, each with 22 points. John Uevine added 11 ion n; Suncoast Has Slow Start, Then Gains Easy Victory YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT US & READ ABOUT US IN NATIONAL MEN'S MAGAZINES. NOW VISIT PALM BEACH S PLUSHEST & MOST POPULAR MEN S RELAXATION SPA. "WHERE THE CUSTOMER ALWAYS COMES FIRST." EX EC UT 1 V ES H El II EAT s:ii oki iuioiii i: iti.tii. ni si i iti: 11 m w i m 1 1 rui it .mi s a IIEAiKS'S Jl A, AHA) 686-0479 Sound Complimentory Liquor Bar Roman Tubs Showers Private Mirror Rooms Waterbeds Chess & T V. lYIKODM TO III M'KILI MO MASTER CHARGI BANKAMERICARD - OPEN 7 DAYS 10AM 4AM PAIM Bf ACM COUNTY'S ONIY MfN S ONIY SPA RIVIERA BEACH - Trailing, 6-0, early in the game, Suncoast stormed ahead and went on to defeat Forest Hill, 9(l-()7, and improve its record to 2 1. "We didn't get into any foul trouble tonight," said coach Lloyd McCleese, whose team dropped a 60-59 decision to Palm Beach Gardens in its last outing. Enjoying his best night of the season was Anthony Carter who scored 32 points for Suncoast. "And he could have had 50 if he'd made all his layups," McCleese said. Keith Patrick, with 20, and Steve Hart, with 22, led Forest Hill which was unable to cope with Suncoast's fast break which began working like a well-oiled machine midway in the opening quarter. Five Suncoast players were in double figures.. In addition to Carter, thev were Earlie Brown (16), Benny Goldwire (21), Carl Pierce (10) and Chuck Pauldo (11). Pauldo, a sophomore, filled in for 6-6 Steve Holmes, who missed the game because of illness. Brown led the Suncoast rebounders with 15. Suncoast, which meets Martin Uroward Defeats licrcan Christian RIVIERA BEACH - Broward Christian dominated play last night against first-year team Berean Christian and gained a 77-27 win at Wells Recreation Center. Richard Degler led Berean Christian, 0-3, with 13 points. HART MARINE CONST, inc. South Florida Beats Florida Southern LAKELAND (AP) - Jarvis Reynolds and Cal Glover scored 12 points each last night to lead the University of South Florida to a 62-59 basketball victory over Florida Southern. South Florida led all the way, including 29-24 at halftime, until Marshall Lester sank two fouls for Florida Southern to tie the game 53-53 with 2:57 left to play. But Rick Walker hit a foul shot and Reynolds a basket to put South Florida ahead again for good, 56-53. Keith Thompson had 15 points, Drew Tucker 14 and Lester 12 for the losers. The victory gave South Florida a 2-3 mark and dropped Southern to 4-2. SOUTH FLORIDA (62) - Shelt 0, Gray 2-0-4, Wagner 31-7, Reynolds 5-2-12, Johnson 2-0-4, Glover 6-012, Fairweather 2-4-8, Greene 4-1-9, Niemann 3 0-6 Totals 27-8-62, FLORIDA SOUTHERN (59) - Muller 3 2-8, Stephenson 4-08, Tucker 7 014, Chambers 0-2-2, Lester 4-4-12, Thompson 7-1-15. 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