Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on March 15, 1976 · Page 27
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ports ROCHESTER N.Y.. MONDAY. MARCH" 15. 1976 D Inside Sports Green sefs course mark Hubert Green faltered, then rallied for a final-round 69 and broke the course record with 270 for 72 holes en route to a victory in the Doral Open Golf Tournament. For the story. turn to 5D. ' .1 Sabres coast Two Buffalo Sabres Gil Perreault and Jim Lorentz scored three goals apiece and Buffalo went on to crush the Minnesota North Stars, 8-2. For details on National Hockey League action, turn to 3D. RIT ends 9th Rochester Institute of Tech nology, which took third in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III East Regional basketball tourna ment, while compiling a 16-9 record for the year, finished ninth in the final New York State small college coaches poll. Hartwick (21-5) finished first. 7,000th victory On his 12th try after reaching 6,999 victories, Willie Shoemaker rode a winning horse for the 7,000th time. The all-time winningest jockey brought Royal Derby II from behind to win the fifth race yesterday at Santa Anita Park. For the details, turn to 5D. . . . .. '4.:' Clinches title Sweden's Ingemar Sten mark n.irtiallv marie nn fnr i j his failure to win a medal at the Winter Olympics bv clinching the 1976 World Cup skiing championship with a victory in the slalom at Aspen, Colo, yesterday. For the details, turn to 6D. the Score Hockey American League Rochester 5, Baltimore 2 New Haven 5, Hershey 3 Nova Scotia 6, Richmond 5 Providence 4, Springfield I National League Buffalo 8, Minnesota 2 Boston 4, California 2 Philadelphia 6, Atlanta 1 Pittsburgh 7. St. Louis 1 Washington at Montreal NY Islanders S, Chicago 3 World Association Phoenix 3, Cleveland 2 Toronto 3, Quebec 1 Winnipeg 4, Edmonton 2 Basketball National Association Washington 102, Boston 89 Kansas City 114, Atlanta 113 Seattle 113, New York 103 Golden Stat at New Orleans Phoenix at Milwaukee Buffalo at Los Angeles Detroit at Portland - American Association New York lip, Virginia 106 Kentucky 130, Indiana 119 St Louis 111, San Antonio 95 Golf 'Doral Open Hubert Green Jack Nicklaus Mark Hayes Ben Crenshaw Bobby Mitchell David Graham 66-70-65-69-270 69-71-6848-276 67- 68-70-71-276 66-71-69-71-277 68- 69-68-73-278 69- 73-64-72-278 Turn to Page 2D Super - Unless local high school superintendents approve some sort of intersec-tional basketball playoffs next year, officials of the Section 5 tournament are considering setting up their own post-sectional playoff system. The Class AAA winner would meet the Class AA winner, A would meet B and C would meet D. Such playoffs would be anticlimac-tic, would resolve nothing and would not help progress toward a state tournament. 4 , Section 5's participation in intersec- a a i o HRHnniWHWa ' ' "fff lAi r V vVii ""r.v; I-, r : ; r -V T! f J: i Lancers' Tibor Molnar (6) battles John Carenza for balL (AP) Lancers capture indoor tourney . Special to the D&C; CHICAGO Forward Mario Garcia provided most of the offense and goaltender Jim May produced some important saves yesterday as the Rochester Lancers won a North American Soccer League indoor tournament by defeating St. Louis Stars, 5-4. The Lancers, who defeated the Chicago Sting, 5-2, on Saturday night, qualified for the indoor tournament's championship round, scheduled for Tampa, Fla., March 26-27. Garcia, who was named the tournament's most valuable player, scored three goals yesterday to finish with four for the tournament, including the game Winner with 10 minutes, 50 sec- -onds left in the game. "I GOT A GOOD pass from Craig (Reynolds) and the next thing I knew I went one-on-one with the goalie (Dave Jokerst) and the ball went into the back of the net," said Garcia, who is with the: Lancers on a tryout after distinguishing himself as an indoor player in Toronto and in New York City's German-American League. "My experience obviously gave me a big advantage over the other players," Garcia added. "I'd like to play outdoors with the Lancers, but . my plans are uncertain right now." . Garcia's goal was assisted by another Lancer on a tryout, Rochester native Craig Reynolds, who scored a first period goal. One of the reasons for the Lancers' strong showing in the tournament was the performance of the 24-year-old . May, who had a shaky time in last year's event. This year, the former all-American from Brockport State turned his game around, allowing only five goals in two games. He finished with 17 saves. , "I LEARNED A LOT from last year's experience," said May, who was selected to the all-tournament 'team. "It was much easier this time around. In the games' last few minutes, shots were coming from all over the place. We had a couple of mixups in front of the goalie, but got by. , Wow, we were running around like chickens." The other Lancer goal by the Lancers' first draft choice, Jim Polli- sectionals would tional jJay this year was stymied by the superintendants. They based their vetoes on the false ideas that such competition would have taken more time than last year's sectionals and on the flimsy notion that state-wide competition is anti-educational. A state tournament would give wider exposure to players like Rush-Henrietta Sperry's Buckey Strong, who hurdled the press table as well as Brighton in the Class AAA final; Kendall's Roosevelt Bouie, who finished with 1,543 points, believed to be a ? -"I ' han, a St. Louis native, tied the game, 3-3, after two periods. He was assisted by Frank Odoi, who teamed with Garcia Saturday to set an NASL indoor record for the fastest two goals (six seconds). , "We are all extremely happy with our two victories in Chicago," said Lancer coach Dragan Popovic. "We played far better than expected. It sounds like a cliche, but it was nothing but a team effort in a game highlighted by aggressive, spirited play." , In the other game yesterday, Chicago defeated the Toronto Metros-Croatia, 6-2. , ' Amerks overtake Clippers By HANS TANNER D&C Sportswriter What was right was left for Paul O'Neil last night as the Rochester American winger earned a share of an American Hockey League record. The sharpshooting right winger fired from 30 feet out on the left side to score an unassisted goal only two minutes and 20 seconds into the game. . It was his ninth unassisted goal of the season, tying the record set last season by Peter Sullivan of Nova Scotia. The Baltimore Clippers, missing four experienced defensemen in Kent Douglas, Ralph MacSweyn, Ray Clearwater and Paul Curtis (all out with injuries), gave the Amerks a surprisingly tough time before Rochester broke it open with two goals m the middle of the third period for a 5-2 decision before 4,591 at the Community War Memorial. Turn to Page 2D Tom FitzGerald on High Schools Section 5 career record; Marcus Whitman's Dan Harris, a sleeper of a college prospect, and Bloomfield's Jim Bellis, who led his team in the only cliff-hanger of the six championship 'Season The Associated Press Commissioner Bowie Kuhn promised yesterday in St. Petersburg, Fla., the major league baseball season would open as scheduled April 8, but the formal announcement of the opening of spring training camps was stalled. The Associated Press was told 6 p.m. today was the deadline for a (irm decision and the owners would agree to opening of the camps before that time. A management source said players needed three weeks of training to be ready for the season. "This has been the plan all along," said the source, declining to be identified. "The owners felt that every effort should be made to get the best possible bargain prior to a certain deadline. "THIS DEADLINE WAS fixed for an announcement Monday with camps opening on the next day. "We are empty-handed," the source said. A possible solution came from Oakland A's owner Charles O. Finley, who said in Chicago he outlined a plan to owners last week that was acceptable to them and which observes arbitration rulings on baseball's reserve clause. It apparently has not been introduced in negotiations. FINLEY'S PLAN WOULD allow current major leaguers to play out an option year after their contracts expire. New players would have a chance to become free agents after two years in the majors. But each player would have only the one opportunity to play out his option. Kuhn visited the jiegotiations, although he did. not join the talks, and optimistically predicted training camps would open and the baseball season would begin on time, even if it meant continuing negotiations into the season. Kuhn said, "if the league presidents decide under their formula that sufficient progress has been made, that is the 'way the camps would be opened," He added, however, that he could find progress even when the league presidents didn't. "I might read it (progress) differently," he said, "Then I might decide there is suf ficent progress. I would then say, 'Open those camps'." KUHN SAID HE didn't wat to put a time on when he might take unilateral action. At 3:15 p.m., W hours after the owners were scheduled to reconvene with the players' unit, John Gaherin, the owners' chief negotiator, strode through the hotel lobby to the bargaining room and called out Marvin Miller, the players association executive director, The two walked together along 4th Avenue North outside the hotel. After 15 minutes, Gaherin returned Rochester's Ray Malufa i mm iniimuBMniii'! lyni i 'i imiwtn Mn 'ifTnM -i n lirfrliii imfriinlfi'iiirtiitt" ii'rftrtiwii in i" finiiaiiirrt at'ii ii inn t iTtiiiiwwiWnwMi be anticlimax games. Playoffs between this area's champions, on the other hand, would be an afterthought, tacked on as super-sectionals while we wait for the superintendents to come down from their lofty perch. fi super-sectional "might be an incentive for smaller schools, but I think it would be an anticlimax," said coach Gene Monje of Class AAA champion Sperry. "I wouldn't want to face (Class AA champion) Mynderse. We'd havp to start Bowie Kuhn to the hotel and took an elevator to the 14th floor. Miller was joined on the street corner by Dick Moss, the union counsel, and Tom Seaver, a New York , Mets pitcher who has taken an active role in the negotiations. w Memorable week encls for Pred more ' By PETER PASCARELLI D&C Sportswriter Steve Predmore's career " in track " and field may be only beginning, but the Fairport High senior probably will remember last week for a long time. Predmore began his memorable week Monday night by winning the Eastern State Invitational high school mile at Princeton, N.J. in a meet-record time of four minutes, 13.8 seconds, the fastest New York high school indoor mile of the year. . . He then capped his memorable seven days by winning two events the 1,000-yard run and the mile at the State High School Indoor meet at Cornell University Saturday. "IN A WAY. the mile I ran in Princeton was the biggest thrill," said Predmore yesterday. "I was running against guys from all over the East and I turned my best time ever. "I hadn't thought about winning the double at the state meet. I thought I could I do it but I was intitially concerned about doing real well in the 1,000. I figured I could win the 1,000 and maybe have a 50-50 chance of winning the mile." Predmore's time of 2:14.7, in the 1,000 was a section 5 record. "It was a tough race from the start," he said. "I took a lead right away, but couldn't shake two guys (Don DiDonato, of Section 8, and John Tuttle from Alfred-Almond). They were right on my back down the stretch." , (4) tries to check Richmond's nothing to gain from it I'm all in favor of intersectionals, though. I'd love to play Buffalo." ' It would be a good idea to book a one-shot charity exhibition between Kendall and Sperry just to see how the Bouie cousins would fare against top-flight competition. But if the super-sectionals, as planned, had been held this year, how much interest would there have been in Sperry vs. Mynderse, Whitman vs. Bloomfield and, worst of all, Kendall vs. Rushford? Very little. on time' THEY REMAINED ON the corner until Gaherin, after another 15 minutes, returned to the scene. Then Miller, Seaver and Moss joined Gaherin in going to the owners', suite. The announcement opening training camps appeared moments away and Miller said: "It is possible." Miller returned to the lobby and said, "We have nothing to announce now." At 5 p.m.,. Miller again was joined by Gaherin. They announced that negotiations would be resumed at 11 a.m. today. KUHN SAID THAT the owners, as well as players, were anxious to have the camps opened. It appeared that only a face-saving device was needed to make the move official. , Gaherin said the barrier to negotiations continued to be "the impact of the one-and-one on current contracts and the format for the future reserve system." Finley said, '"Maybe the negotiators plan to present my plan, I. dont know." i After a two-hour rest between events, Predmore returned to run the mile. "I had decided to try and stay with the leaders until at least the three-quarter mark," he said. niva mui cuncrnea aooui my time. I was just running to win. I finally broke for the lead with about 400 yards left and pulled away." His winning mile time of 4:20.5 did not challenge Monday's performance but Predmore said, "Running the double, I knew my mile time would be a little slower. The 1,000 I ran was the best I've ever done. "I was lucky that I was seeded in the fast group in the mile. Initially, they had me in the slow heat, but after Monday night they re-assigned 'me and that gave me the chance to win the title. "Maybe the best thing about the state meet was that Section 5 did so well. This was my third time in the state's and this year the Section was more competitive than it has ever been." PREDMORE IS uncertain about his future plans. He is planning not to run competitively through much of the summer, He also will reduce his training regimen, which has included more than 35 miles of running a week. "I hope to go to a school and run track," he said. "Right now I haven't had any offers or "anything, so my plans are a little up in the air." D&C photo by David Cook Don Grierson into the boards.

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