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T0' " (T. SATURDAY, FtbMUAMY o, ia94 ji.Luuij ruji uurMion HOCKEY TENNIS BLUES NOTEBOOK Joseph Welcomes Lemelin's Help By Tom Wheatley Of the Post-Dispatch Staff i The Blues have a way of making a lcSSly job even lonelier for goaltender CTJEtis Joseph. Softer tightening up admirably in a five-game unbeaten streak, Joseph's teammates left him to face 47 shots Thursday night in a 4-3 loss to the Qifebec Nordiques. 11 of a sudden, Joseph is about to be surrounded by kindred spirits. His old goalie coach, Wayne Thomas, is back with the San Jose Sharks, who I meet the Blues tonight at The Arena. 1 "He's a good man, a great man," Joseph said. "He's somebody I could talk to. If I wasn't happy with some goals or if I was struggling a little bit, he's somebody I could relate to." ', Nearly a year after Thomas left for the Left Coast, Joseph is getting a new mentor. Reggie Lemelin, former Flames and Bruins goalie, is expected to arrive this weekend to start work as the new goalie consultant. ; "I'm excited about that," Joseph said. ' Lemelin was "retired" in Boston last season after butting heads with new coach Brian Sutter, who was the Blues' cftach when Thomas came aboard in 1990. Joseph is No. 2 in the National Hockey League in victories (23) and No. 5 in save percentage (.915). Backup Jim Hrivnak has been steady in relief. That is why coach Bob Berry said: "I hope having a goalie coach is not misconstrued as a panic thing. That's definitely not the case." The reason, Berry said, is: "We want to do everything to cover all the bases with our goalies. Part of Reggie's responsibility is to spend time with the other goalies in the organization. "People in that line of work have a special feel and a special touch. Curtis has won a lot of games for us. But if Reggie can help us get 1 percent better or even half a percent better, we want to pursue it." Thomas was a full-fledged assistant coach here, along with serving as critic and spiritual leader for Joseph and backup Guy Hebert, now an Anaheim Mighty Duck. Thomas left after last season when San Jose offered a front-office job. Thomas plays down his influence on Joseph and Hebert. "I don't think there's a whole lot of credit to take," he said. "When athletes get to this level, you try to adjust them a little bit, maybe. "But Curtis did it on his own. He changed his style slightly to adapt to this game. That takes a lot of nerve, when you've been successful at a lower level. "He challenges the shooter a little bit more and handles the puck a little better." Joseph's stick work which once produced nine assists, second most in a season by an NHL goalie has regressed. His indecision while playing the puck outside the crease has led to several embarrassing goals. That's where Joseph believes Thomas would have had an effect, and Lemelin will. "I've got these on my hands," said Joseph, holding up a goalie trapper. "Who do I think I am? I'm trying to be too fancy, trying to do too much with the puck. I should just wrap it around the boards." Injury Update: Wingers Vitali Kar-amnov and Kelly Chase practiced Friday and were cleared to play. Defenseman Tom Tilley and winger Denny Felsner sat out. They are listed as day to day. Winger Denis Chasse practiced without contact but is expected to be out for two weeks with a neck injury. . . . With Rick Zombo back, rookie defenseman Jeff Batters was returned to Peoria. NHL ROUNDUP Hebert, Mighty Ducks Blank Canucks 3-0 By The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. Former Blues goalie Guy Hebert made 22 saves for his second shutout of the season, lifting the Mjghty Ducks of Anaheim to a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. 'Shaun Van Allen and Anatoli Seme-noy had first-period goals for the Ducks, and Bob Corkum added another with 3:56 left in the third period of the National Hockey League game. Canadiens 4, Capitals 0 LANDOVER, Md. - Vincent Dam-phousse had his second hat trick of the season and Patrick Roy stopped 24 shots for his NHL-high sixth shutout as Montreal topped Washington. Penguins 6, Red Wings 3 DETROIT Pittsburgh goalie Tom Barrasso, making his first start in more than a month, stopped 29 shots, and Martin Straka and Joe Mullen each had two goals and an assist as Pittsburgh rallied to defeat Detroit. i S-i - Devils 5, Senators 2 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Va-leri Zelepukin scored twice and New Jersey avoided its first three-game losing, .streak this season by defeating Ottawa. Reuters Hartford's Jim Storm (left) hooks the Jets' Keith Tkachuk in Friday night's 2-2 tie in Winnipeg, Manitoba. as Buffalo handed expansion Florida its Blackhawks 3, Oilers 1 worst loss of the season. EDMONTON, Alberta Rich Sut- jets 2 Whalers 2 ter had two goals as Chicago topped ' Edmonton. WINNIPEG, Manitoba Geoff San- Sabres 7, Panthers 2 MIAMI Randy Wood scored twice tie Winnipeg. derson scored the tying goal in the third period as Hartford came from behind to Blues From page one was a victim of circumstances. Collins, skating backward, started the oddball events rolling when he accidentally bumped Zombo off the puck near the St. Louis blue line. 2ombo reflexively slashed the leg of his antagonist. He said he didn't realize that it was Collins. The puck went to a Dallas player, whose breakaway goal broke a 1-1 tie and Zombo's composure. Zombo skated over and intersected with Collins. The Blues called it a bump. Burke called it a cross-check. The rule book called it improper contact. Collins, realizing that he may have caused a game-winning goal, tried to make amends by ignoring Zombo's actions. Colllins did not seek to penalize Zombo. He did not invoke Rule 67, which would have exiled Zombo for at least 20 and possibly 40 games. He did not rip Zombo to reporters. When Burke was informed by outsiders, the NHL had to act or set a risky precedent about safety of officials. Burke, an attorney educated at Harvard Law School, understood the mitigating circumstances. He forgave the hard slash as a case of mistaken identity. Zombo's deliberate bump was another matter, no matter how understandable. Burke gave Zombo another break by announcing the suspension on the day of the Blues' next game. Had Burke ruled a day or two earner, Zombo would have lost even more pay. "He flexed his muscle," Zombo said, "but it was definitely not a power trip. I know that. What's he going to get out of squashing me? "If I was a penalty-minute leader or a complete idiot, it didn't matter. We were in the hearing for more than two hours. The Blues even went so far as to bring up that I was a good family man. "The bottom line is that you can't do it. That's all that mattered." Zombo might have another reason to celebrate tonight. He may find an "A" on his sweater. The Blues lost both assistant captains, Garth Butcher and Ron Sutter, in their recent trade with Quebec. Captain Brett Hull retained his "C." One "A" went to Brendan Shanahan. Jeff Brown, out because of a broken thumb, was a candidate for the other. But Brown has been back for two games with no "A" on his sweater. EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L T Pts GF OA NY Rangers 34 13 4 72 189 132 New Jersey 28 17 6 62 182 142 Florida .... 22 19 10 64 147 140 Philadelphia 24 25 3 51 187 194 Washington 23 25 4 50 163 163 Tampa Bay . 19 27 6 44 134 155 NY Islanders 18 25 8 42 169 173 Northeast W L T Pts GF GA Pittsburgh .. 26 14 11 63 188 175 Montreal ... 26 19 8 60 173 150 Boston .... 25 17 9 59 166 149 Buffalo .... 25 22 5 55 173 141 Quebec .... 21 26 5 47 172 182 Hartford ... 18 30 6 42154 186 Ottawa ..:.. 9 39 7 25 138 251 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central W L T Pts GF GA Toronto.... 28 14 11 67 181 149 Detroit 29 17 5 63 227 176 Dallas 28 19 7 63 191 172 Blues 26 19 8 60168 173 Chicago ... 24 21 6 54 153 145 Winnipeg . . 17 30 7 41 159 215 Pacific W L T Pts OF GA Calgary .... 25 19 9 59 194 166 Vancouver . 26 24 2 54 177 171 Anaheim ... 21 30 4 46 152 169 San Jose .. 17 23 11 45 138 164 Los Angeles 19 26 6 44 191 202 Edmonton . . 14 32 8 36 165 196 FRIDAY'S RESULTS New Jersey 5, Ottawa 2 Buffalo 7, Florida 2 ' Pittsburgh 6, Detroit 3 Montreal 4, Washington 0 Hartford 2, Winnipeg 2 (ot) Chicago 3, Edmonton 1 Anaheim 3. Vancouver 0 THURSDAY'S RESULTS Quebec 4, Blues 3 NY Rangers 3, Boston 0 San Jose 3. Philadelphia 2 (ot) SATURDAY'S GAMES (St Louis Times) San Jose at St. Louis, 7:35 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Quebec, 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 6:35 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 6:35 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7:05 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 8:35 p.m. SUNDAY'S GAMES Winnipeg at Edmonton, 3:05 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 3:05 p.m. Hartford at Vancouver, 4:05 p.m. Boston at Florida, 5:05 p.m. NY Islanders at Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 7:05 p.m. PENGUINS 6, RED WINGS 3 Pittsburgh 1 2 36 Detroit 2 0 13 First Period 1, Detroit, Sheppard 36 (Yzerman), 2:55. 2, Pittsburgh, U.Sa-muelsson 3 (Stapleton), 5:48. 3, Detroit, Fedorov 34 (Coffey), 17:10. Penalties Stapleton, Pit (holding), 6:34; McSorley, Pit. major (fighting), 13:04; Probert, Det, major (fighting), 13:04; Fedorov, Det (tripping), 17:38; Francis, Pit, double minor (tripping, unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:24; Stevens, Pit, misconduct, 18:24. Second Period 4, Pittsburgh, Francis 19 (Jagr, Mullen), 6:44.?, Pittsburgh, Straka 20 (Brown, Paek), 11:07. Penalties McSorley, Pit (roughing), 7:39; Primeau, Det (roughing), 7:39. Third Period 6, Pittsburgh, Starka 21 (McSorley, Brown), 2:36. 7, Pittsburgh, Mullen 30, (Tocchet), 6:30. 8, Pittsburgh, Mullen 31 (Straka, Tocchet), 7:13. 9, Detroit, Kozlov 26, 17:37. Penalties Kozlov, Det (hooking), 4:21; U.Samuelsson (interference), 9:36; Taglianetti, Pit (holding), 14:50. Shots on goal Pittsburgh 12-11-1437. Detroit 8-12-1232. Power-play Opportunities Pittsburgh 0 of 2; betroit 0 of 5. Goalies Pittsburgh, Barrasso, 7-5-3 (32 shots-29 saves). Detroit, Osgood, 13-5-4 (37-31). A 19 875. Referee Rob Snick. LinesmenPat Dapuzzo, Dan McCourt. CANADIENS 4, CAPITALSO" Montreal 12 14 Washington 0 0 00 First Period 1, Montreal, Muller 12 (Dionne), ;33. Penalty Popovic, Mon (interference), 5:17. Second Period 2, Montreal, Dam-phousse 21 (Bellows, Carbonneau), 1 :43 (PP). 3, Montreal, Damphousse 22 (LeClalr), 6:36. Penalties Washington bench, served by Berube (too many men), :55; Bondra, Was (tripping), 7:13; Hatcher, Was (cross-checking), 9:54. Third Period 4, Montreal, Damphousse 23 (Bellows, LeClair), 15:21. Penalties None. Shots on goal Montreal 3-9-820. Washington 12-5-724. Power-play Opportunities Montreal 1 of 3; Washington 0 of 1. Goalies Montreal, Roy, 23-12-6 (24 shots-24 saves). Washington, Tabaracci, 9-13-2 (20-16). A 15,722. Referee Paul Stewart. Linesmen Gord Broseker, Ron Finn. WHALERS 2, JETS 2 Hartford 0 1102 Winnipeg 1 1 0 02 First Period 1, Winnipeg. Steen 14 (Shannon, McBean), 16:42 (pp). Penalties Cassels, Har (hooking), 5:29; Pronger, Har (holding), 9:12; March-ment, Har (cross-checking), 16:34; Tkachuk, Win (kneeing), 17:07. Second Period 2, Winnipeg, Emerson 20 (Gilhen), 1:03. 3, Hartford, Cun-neyworth 9 (Janssens, Chibirev). 2:00. Penalties Numminen, Win (holding stick), 4:02; Janssens, Har (roughing), 7:30; Ulanov, Win (roughing), 7:30; Ulanov.Win (holding), 13:12. Third Period 4, Hartford, Sanderson 31 (Patrick, Zalapski), 9:37. Penalties Janssens, Har (roughing), 8:20; Bautin, Win (roughing), 8:20; Cun-neyworth , Har (slashing), 1 1 :1 4; Gilhen, Win (slashing), 11:14; Verbeek, Har (highs-sticking), 17:09; Ulanov, Win (roughing), 17:09. Overtime None. Penalties None. Shots on goal Hartford 6-10-5-2 23. Winnipeg 15-8-9-335. Power-play Opportunities Hartford 0 of 3; Winnipeg 1 of 3. Goalies Hartford, Burke, 9-1 2-3 (35 shots-33 saves). Win-nipeg, O'Neill, 0-2-1 (23-21). A 12,363. Referee Paul Devorskl. Linesmen Brad Lazarowich, Leon Stickle. SABRES 7, PANTHERS 2 Buffalo 3 3 1-7 Florida 0 1 1-2 First Period 1, Buffalo, Smehlik 12 (Plants, May), 1:43. 2, Buffalo, Sweeney 8 (Wood), 15:23 (sh). 3, Buffalo, Wood 11 (Sweeney, Muni), 18:19. PenaltiesLindsay, Fla (interference), 2:28; Murphy, Fla (cross-checking), 7:06; Barnaby, Buf (roughing), 10:50; Muni, Buf (cross-checking), 14:15; Khmylev, But (holding), 19:01; Hough, Fla (high-sticking), 19:01. Second Period 4, Buffalo, Plante 17 (Hawerchuk, Bodger), 8:07 (pp). 5, Buffalo, Presley 9 (Khmylev), 6:04 (pp). 6, Florida, Benning 4 (Skrudland, Hull), 13:09. 7, Buffalo, Audette 14 (Plante), 16:52. Penalties Wood, Buf (high-sticking), 6:22; Benning, Fla (high-sticking), 6:22: Brown, Fla (charging), 6:58; Murphy, Fla (cross-checking 7:58; Presley, Buf (slashing), third Period-8, Buffalo, Wood 12 (Sutton), 7:30. 9, Florida, Foligno 3 (Smith, Barnes), 10:46. Penalties Barnaby, Buf (holding), 3:05; Bodgers, Buf (hooking), 8:05; Svoboda, Buf (slashing), 15:40. Shots on goal Buffalo 13-10-11 34. Florida 8-12-1333. Power-play Opportunities Buffalo 2 of 4' Florida 0 of 6. Goalies Buffalo, Hasek, 18-14-4 (33 shots-31 saves). Florida, Fitzpat-rick, 6-6-2 (23-17), Reddick (0:00 third, 11-10). A 14,703. Referee Dave Jackson. Linesmen Kevin Collins, John Moran. DEVILS 5, SENATORS 2 Ottawa 0 0 22 New Jersey 2 2 15 First Period 1, New Jersey, Millen 14 (Stevens, McKay), 5:31. 2, New Jersey, Zelepukin 19 (Daneyko, Semak), 15:21. Penalties None. Second Period 3, New Jersey, Hankinson 1 (McKay, Albelin), ;29. 4, New Jersey, Driver 6 (Stevens, Lemieux), 19:49 (pp). Penalties Mal-lette, Ott (boarding), 3:10; Huard, Ott (high-sticking), 8:02; Nicholls, NJ (high-sticking), 8:02; Hankinson, NJ (high-sticking), 11:19; Lemieux, NJ (crosschecking), 13:00; McBain, Ott (high-sticking), 14:10; Huffman, Ott (holding), 18:13. Third Period 5, Ottawa, Yashin 22 (Lauer, Ruzicka), 5:06. 6, Ottawa, McBain 6 (Daigle, Turgeon), 9:40 (pp). 7, New Jersey, Zelepukin 20 (Guerin), 13:52. Penalties McKay, NJ (holding , 9:28; Huard, Ott, major (fighting), 1 6:24; McKay, NJ, major (fighting), 1 6:24; Vial, Ott (slashing), 19:32. Shots on goal Ottawa 6-8-923. New Jersey 14-17-8 39. Power-play Opportunities Ottawa 1 of 3; New Jersey 1 of 4. Goalies Ottawa, Billing-ton, 6-25-3 (39 shots-34 saves). New Jersey, Terreri, 13-8-2 (23-21). A 12,861. Referee Lance Roberts. Linesmen Greg Devorskl, Mark Vines. BLACKHAWKS 3, OILERS O Chicago 1 1 13 Edmonton 0 1 0 0 First Period 1, Chicago, Sutter 6 (Noonan, Smith), 5:50. Penalties Wilkinson, Chi, major (fighting), 5:16; De-Brusk, Edm, major (lighting), 5:16; Pou-lin, Chi (tripping), 7:07; Rice, Edm (tripping), 9:34; Lemieux, Chi (roughing), 11:47; Buchberger, Edm (roughing), 11:47; Kucera, Chi (tripping), 12:41; Carney, Chi (roughing), 17:38; Wright, Edm (roughing), 17:38; Weight, Edm (hooking), 18:43. Second Period 2. Chicago. Poulin 9 (Noonan, Roenick), 2:27. 3, Edmonton, Weight 16 (Rice, Beers), 11:15 (pp). penalties uarnev. uni noioino . z:4b: Noonan, Chi (interference), 6:29; Smith, Chi (roughing), 7:21 ; Sutter, Chi (roughing). 7:21: Graham. Chi (rouohina). 7:21 ; Arnott, Edm (roughing), 7:21 ; Cor son, Edm, double minor (roughing :av, Hussen, uni (nign-sticking), a:Jt); Manson, Edm, double minor (high-sticking, unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:05; Wilkinson, Chi (roughing), 14:23; Beers, Edm (roughing), 14:23; Carney, Chi (holding). 18:22. Third Period 4, Chicago, Sutter 7 (Murphy, Weinrich), 13:42. Penalties None. Shots on ooal Chlcaao 16-12-9 37, Edmonton 7-12-625. Power-play Opportunities Chicago 0 of 4; Edmonton 1 of 7. Goalies Chicago, Bel-four. 22-14-4 (25 shots-24 saves). Edmonton, Ranford, 14-25-8 (37-34). A 13,524. Referee Ron Hognarth. Linesmen Swede Knox, Mark Wheler. DUCKS 3, CANUCKS O Vancouver 0 0 00 Anaheim 2 0 13 First Period 1, Anaheim, Van Allen 4 (Sacco). 4:32 (sh). 2, Anaheim, Seme-nov 11 (Sweeney, Douris), 15:26. Penalties Hebert, Ana. served by Grim-son (delay of game), 2:46; Grimson, Ana, (holding), 8 31. Second Period None. Penalties Odjick, Van (roughing) :33; Grimson, Ana (holding stick) 14:06; Craven, Van (slashing) 19:18. Third Period 3, Anaheim, Corkum 18 (Balk, Hill). Penalties Murzyn, Van (cross checking) 1:12; Craven, Van (goalie interference) 13:54; Momesso, van (slashing) 16:53; Diduck, Van (slashing) 18:48. Shots on goal Vancouver 10-9-3 22. Anaheim 6-15-829. Power-play Opportunities Vancouver 0 of 3; Anaheim 0 of 6. Goalies Vancouver, Whit-more 11-8-0 (29 shots-26 saves). Anaheim, Hebert 12-15-3 (22-22). A-17,174. Referee Bil Mccreary. LinesmenRyan Bozak, Randy Mitton. STATUS Pittsburgh recalled right wings Mike Needham and Ed Patterson from their Cleveland farm team Thursday, one day after they were sent down to play against the Penguins' Russian farm team. ... Goaltender Roberto Romano was returned to the Lumberjacks after posting a victory, a tie and a 1 .44 goals- against average in two games for the Penguins. Foxworth Makes: Progress In Fight To Beat Injuries;:: Progress comes slowly for Bruce Foxworth, the former St. Louisan who nearly was killed in a car accident 16 months ago, but progress' he, definitely makes. Last February, Foxworth, a former top-100 professional tennis player, left a California hospital that had been his home for four months. Some doctors had suspected that his spinal-cord injury would prevent him from ever walking again. Today, he walks three blocks from his home in Los Angeles to a tennis center where he gives tennis lessons, with the help of a friend who hits balls to the pupils. Foxworth takes a cane along to help with his most difficult task descending stairs. ....... He still takes medication ""::;:J. for nerve damage he lacks dexterity in his left hand, and putting weight on his left foot is difficult. But all in all he says he has a lot for which to be thankful. "God's been on my side," said Foxworth, 37. "My wife Geri is sticking by me and carrying the load. I'm real fortunate about that." RON COBB Elsewhere: With the retirement of the venerable Andy Anderson at West James-Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mike Fisher is the new head pro. He has adult beginner and intermediate clinics scheduled for 10-11 a.m. Feb. 19-March 19. Call 869-0700. Condolences to Muny Tennis President Jane Pratt, whose mother, Bessie Pratt, died Tuesday at age 96. Sourin Banerji beat Bill Tanurchis in the final of the boys 16 Pre-Endorsement I tournament. Others who qualified for the Final Endorsement: Ryan Dickherber, Kit Church, Darren Bender,' Matt White, Adam Jackson and John Balven. ' " ' "' Ken Powell beat Malcolm Keegan in the,' boys 18 Pre-Endorsement final. Other qualifiers' Gregg Goldberg, G.T. Cozad, Adam Keller, Edwin Ernst, Chris Wolken and David Hill. ,, The District rankings for '93 are out, and Kim Rogers scores the upset of the year by edging Kim Steinmetz in women's singles. As he did in the Muny rankings, Toby Clark eked out, the No. 1 ranking in men's singles ahead of Chris Gillis. The rest of the rankings (abbreviated because of space restrictions): -.- Ii.L Girls 18 single: 1, Mary Rumbaoa; 2, Laura Guignon; 3, Sara Mullenix; 4, Sarah Hazen; 5, Melissa Feeney. Boys 18 tingles: 1, Gregg Goldberg; 2, Malcolm Keegan; 3, Chris Wolken; 4, Jake Wilson; 5, Brian Goff . Girls 16 singles: 1, Angie Sinak; 2, Kim Mulherin; 3, Annie Goodrich; 4, Yelena Podorozhansky; 5, Joann Moolsintong. ' Boys 16 singles: 1 , Jake Wilson; 2, Andrew Gift; 3, Danny Stahlschmidt; 4, G.T. Cozad; S, Eric Freeland. Girls 14 singles: 1 , Tina Harrison; 2, Allison Lisle; 3, Carrie Taylor; 4, Kala Ave-Lallemant; 5, Aleke Tsoubanos. Boys 14 singles: 1 , Kit Church; 2, Ryan Dickherber; 3, Alex Reyes; 4, Jed Schlueter; 5, Dan Walters. Girls 18 doubles: 1, Andrea Martin and Kim Mulherin; 2, Lauren Locke and Julie Siemers. Boys 18 doubles: 1, Sean Jennings and Jason Rule; 2, Ryan Altmansberger and Chip Haines. Girls 16 doubles: 1, Joann Moolsintong and Angle Sinak; 2, Jennifer Mendillo and Dana Stoudt. Boys 16 doubles: 1, Adam Keller and Steve Wohlford; 2, Bill Tanurchis and Chris Wolken. Girls 14 doubles: 1, Annie Castello and Kristin Haines; 2, Becky Brunner and Annie Menees. Boys 14 doubles: 1,Matt Cort and Jeffrey Morrison; 2, Timothy Nicholson and Ryan Patton. ' Women's singles: 1, Kim Rogers; 2, Kim Steinmetz; 3, Kate Hlmstedt; 4, (tie) Allison Lisle and Tanya Reimschlssel. Men's singles: 1, Toby Clark; 2, Chris Gillis; 3, Rich Berens; 4, Alan Farmer; 5, Jay Scowcroft. ' Women's doubles: 1, Cindy Babb and Becky Kane; 2. Tricia Hammonds and Kathy Smith; 3, (tie) Linda Becker-Linda Meyers and Karen Daniels-Sue Moldane. Men's doubles: 1 , Jorge Ramirez and Pat Glaunert; 2, (tie) Gavin Barton-Toby Clark, John Gorman-Matt Mainer, and Brad Compton-Joe Vassen. Men's 35 singles: 1, Larry Klein; 2, Marty Abilez; 3, Mike Patrick. Men's 45 singles: 1, Amorn Salyapongse; 2, Tom Sherwood; 3, Roddy Taylor. Men's 55 singles: 1, John Embry; 2, Francisco Carenas. Women's 35 doubles: 1 , Kathy Boles-Connie Crandall; 2, Cary Craig and Mary Lou Michler. " Men's 45 doubles: 1, Jim Boone and Jim Monlka; 2, Mai Morris and Gerry Murawskl. ' ' Men's 35 doubles: 1 , Scott Sapot and Mark Wlshmeier; 2, Rob Simpson and Bob Meyers. Mixed doubles: 1, Kate Himstedt and John Goldacker; 2, Cary Craig and Rick Seely. Field From page one for' Kentucky bluegrass to root. '.'I don't need the stadium for spring practice," Smith said- "I don't want it. Go ahead and tear it up today. . . . I'll put tarps over the practice fields to keep them dry." And if the bluegrass isn't mature enough to be planted, well .'. . "What if we tear the turf out and put in a field of Bermuda sod?" he said. "I know doggone well that thing can be up and rolling in about three to four months. As soon as the ground thaws, you get that stuff out of there and do it. . . . That kind of field you can have in by the first of May or June, and it would be well-settled enough." ;He said he has seen such fields made usable in 30 to 60 days. Then, Smith proposed, the Bermuda could be distributed over the rest of the Faurot infield after the season when the bluegrass was installed. Despite his familiarity with the details of such a project, Smith hasn't been formally trained in agronomy. "No, but I do know you can make grass grow if you give it enough loving care," he said. He learned that as a high school coach in Ohio. "When I first became a high school coach, I was young, I was unmarried, so I spent 24 hours a day at the high school," Smith said. "My summer job was to mow all the fields, make sure they were watered, fertilized, thatched, the Whole bit. When I became the head coach two years later, I kept that job. MIn fact, the first date I ever had with my wife, in the middle of the date, I said, 'C'mon, we've got work to do.' And at 12 o'clock on a Saturday night, she's out there pulling hoses around so I could change my watering schedule." He added: "I had the best doggone field in the league we played in. And I did it myself." Smith said he expected to know what would take place at Faurot within a month. Athletic director Joe Castiglio-ne could not be reached for comment. New Sheriff: Smith surprised several of his players by addressing them by name when he took over in mid-December, but the recruiting scramble has kept him from getting to know all his players. nevertheless has made his presence known. He announced a random drug test in just his second meeting with the team. Among the initial policies Smith has put before the team: "We operate under Smith time, which is to be at your function 10 minutes before it happens," he said. "I run my watch 10 minutes fast. I won't tolerate not being on time." Players are to work out in Missouri-issued gear only. "I'm not interested in seeing them wear Kansas Jay-hawks or Chicago Bears stuff," he said. "When they come in here, I want them to look like Missouri Tigers." Get in trouble, sign a contract. "Whether it's a confrontation, misdemeanor, whatever, I'm going to bring them in and put them on a contract with stipulations for their return," said Smith, who said those stipulations could be anything from community service to extra study hall hours to meetings with counselors. Lions Club: In his staff, Smith sought a blend of personalities. "You want three or four real veterans who know a heck of a lot; they can teach your younger guys," Smith said. "On the other end of the stick, I like to get three or four or five of those young lions or tigers who don't know the difference between whether there's 24 hours in a day or 40." Smith said he received between 150 and 200 applications for the nine coaching positions on his staff. Another position, recruiting coordinator, was eliminated at the NCAA Convention as part of a cost-cutting movement. But Smith said recruiting coordinator Jim Cochran, the lone holdover from Woody Widenhofer's staff when Bob Stull was hired, will remain with the athletic department in an administrative capacity. His on-field coordinators, Smith said, will assume the bulk of the recruiting administration. Although Smith intends to be a hands-on coach, he also will delegate ample responsibility to those coordinators Moe Ank-ney on defense and Jerry Berndt on offense. "I know what I want on a general front, and I'll let them apply the specifics," he said. "I found out a long time ago that as a head coach, you can't do everything." Braggin' Rights: Asked at Thursday night's booster meeting in St. Louis whether he would consider playing Illinois annually at the new stadium in St. Louis, Smith said he would welcome it if Illinois also would play its home game in St. Louis. The current series ends this fall. ' CSV v WIMEMWE If,,' lock for Multi Colored D.. 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