The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 26, 1981 · Page 26
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 26

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, November 26, 1981
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Thursday, November 26,1961 — The Salina Journal Page 27 Journal Photo NICE CATCH — Bill Burwell of Abilene holds up a string of Burwell hooked the fish during fish, which include a six-pound a recent trip to Wilson Reser- striper and several walleye. voir. Missouri star has grown up COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) - The Missouri Tigers have won the Big Eight basketball championship each of the last two seasons with a boy at center. But that boy has now become a man. Steve Stipanovich was rated on a par with Ralph Sampson and Sam Bowie when the three centers came out of high school together three years ago. But the 6-11 St. Louis native has not progressed at Missouri like the 7-4 Sampson has at Virginia or the 7-1 Bowie has at Kentucky. Stipanovich was a second-team All- Big Eight selection and the league's Newcomer of the Year as a freshman on a team that went 25-6 with a win over Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament. But his sophomore season was a disaster by mere mortal standards: his scoring dropped off by almost two points per game (from 14.4 to 12.7) on a team that slipped to 24-8 and was an embarrassing first-round loser in the NCAA tourney to Lamar — a team the Tigers hammered by 22 points during the regular season. Stipanovich did not receive either first or second-team all-conference acclaim last season but that was the least of his problems. He was involved in a controversial shooting incident in December: at first telling the police a man wearing a ski mask broke into his house and fired four shots at him, striking him once in the arm. Stipanovich later admitted he fabricated the story; in fact, he had shot himself accidentally while toying with a gun. the sophomore center was held up to ridicule by fans in every Big Eight arena the Tigers visited for the rest of the season. . But Stipanovich plugged away despite the harassment of opposing fans and the lofty expectations of his own Missouri fans. And he grew up in the process. "Some people set their expectations too high," said Missouri coach Norm Stewart. "There's an elite group of re- cruits each year. People say, "This guy or that guy is going places.' They expect too much from the individual. It's hard for a kid to reach those expectations. "If Steve doesn't get 40 points, 30 rebounds, 10 assists, hurt two of their players, sweep the gym and turn out the lights, people say, 'What's wrong with Steve tonight?' We've won two championships with him. He hasn't done it by himself but he has played well for us. "Steve is a mature individual that handles himself well on and off the court and in the classroom. He does an outstanding job. He's done a lot of maturing. Maybe last year helped him." The pressure for success by the Tigers rested squarely on Stipanovich's shoulders last season. But this year, that pressure is spread around on a Missouri team that once again stands as the Big Eight's preseason favorite. Ricky Frazier established himself as the premier forward in the conference last winter in earning first-team All- Big Eight honors. He led the Tigers in scoring with an average of 16.3 points per game and also grabbed 104 rebounds to rank third on the team behind power forward Curtis Berry and Stipanovich. Some of the pressure will be on his shoulders this winter. "We'd like Ricky to be as complete a player as possible," said Stewart. "He can do a better job handling the ball and improve his defense. Not that he doesn't do a decent job now. But those improvements would put him in the 'outstanding' category." Jon Sundvold will also carry a segment of the pressure. The 6-2 guard was the steadiest player on the Tigers last season and will be expected to improve his 15.3 scoring average and further assert himself as the floor general in this his junior season. Forward Mark Dressier, the premier sixth man in the conference two years ago who missed all of last season with a knee injury, has also been dealt his •bare of the 1981-42 pressure. Pratt coach given honor PRATT (UPI) - Rodger Titling, who turned the Pratt Community College Beavers from a 1-8 team in 1980 to a 5-5'squad in 1981, Wednesday was named the Jayhawk Junior College Conference coach of the year. Tiefing, chosen by his fellow JJCC coaches for the honor, was in his first year at Pratt. He had spent six years coaching at Independence, where his defensive teams were ranked first or second for five of the six years. The Beavers bettered their league record to 5-3 - it was 1-6 in 1980 - and set up what Tiesing calls a "good foundation." Four of the team's five losses 1 this year were to teams ranked among the top 20 in the National Junior College Athletic Association. "We feel like we have accomplished our goal of establishing a good foundation so that we can compete for the league championship next year," said Tiesing, 36. CHOOSE and CUT Your Own LIVE Chrl»tm»» TREE! l700S»»tCr»wf«ri«. (Across the bridge on Crawford) Pilgrims had more pressure By BOB ROBERTS Outdoor Writer I don't think there's a hunter that doesn't let his mind wander on Thanksgiving Day to thoughts of what it was like on that first Thanksgiving. The pilgrims, with the help of the Indians, shot turkeys from the abundant flocks, deer from large herds and other wild game, all to supply a large feast. There must have been a great pressure on those chosen to hunt the game for that first Thanksgiving. Game was abundant in those early times but not any less wary or cautious than you find today. Turkeys had to be a real challenge for those hunters in 1621. Gobblers in the wild are the weariest of birds not to be confused with their Domestic cousins who act like a bunch of "turkeys" when penned up. The weapons of the day were far short of the ones used by modern day hunters giving the average torn turkey an edge in a one on one situation with a pilgrim hunter. There was a great dependancy on the Browse Through 9 Different Kitchen Displays hunter to produce for the table in those days, much different than today where groups advocate a ban on hunting. But today as it was in the early settling Of this land, man is a predator in nature and his taking of wild game is necessary to balance out wild animal and bird populations. A few years back while living in a state with a sizeable turkey population, I considered going on a fall turkey hunt with a friend. I told my wife we could have a Thanksgiving Just like the pilgrims with a real wild turkey. She was rather enthused about the idea until I explained that the wild birds don't come with the automatic pop-up thermometer in the breast. She also figured that with the license, shells, and gasoline expense, my wild turkey would cost about $4 a pound while local supermarkets were charging around 40 cents a pound ... with a built in pop-up thermometer. This Thanksgiving, hunters can give thanks that there still is good hunting in this land but also they .can take pride in the fact that they have contributed. License fees paid by sportsmen have re-established deer herds, wild turkey flocks and brought waterfowl numbers up to all-time highs. The method of hunting has changed much since the days of the pilgrims but the real art of hunting has not. * * <tr A record number of hunters will go afield for Kansas rifle deer season starting on Dec. 5. Kansas Fish and Game has been increasing the amount of permits each year and more hunters will have "any deer" permits and "an- tlerlesa" permits. Biologists hope this will give a larger harvest of the growing Kansas deer population. The deer herd is doing better than expected and to insure the good population growth in the state, the biologists feel more an- tlerless deer must be taken. <r -tr -tr Salinan Lee Haworth and I couldn't entice any walleye at Wilson reservoir last week and found very few white bass. The day turned out very well when we got into a school of striped bass with Lee boating four. I finally got one to the net and we kept three in the livewell. I hear the striper stock- ings criticized, but very seldom by those fishermen who have caught very many. Studies do not back up the critics about stripers eating other sport fish in reservoirs .... especially black bass and walleye .... biologist Bruce Zamrzla says both black bass and walleye numbers are up in Wilson. Commercial fisherman Jim Bates told me that Cheney reservoir is the place for big stripers. During their netting operations last winter at Cheney for Buffalo fish .... over 300 stripers .... over 30 pounds were caught and released in their nets. Some still had evidence of being caught by hook and line which may mean that Cheney fishermen are thinking too small. Bridgeman ready MILWAUKEE (UPI) - The Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday reactivated injured forward Junior Bridgeman and put on waivers veteran forward Bob Dandridge, who was acquired last month as a free agent from the Washington Bullets. L Complete Kitchen Design And Planning Available ^^t^^fr^fr^i^^f^^^^^^^J^t^^^R DM 800 N. 9th (Improvement Center) 823-2211 [Open!8:00-5:OOMon.-f ri., Closed Thanksgiving, Sat. 8;00-4;Qol DAP KWIK SEAL CAULK $149 TRI-VU BATHROOM MEDICINE CABINET 26"x26' $7Q95 f 9 '•*• • ^ $99795 26"x30" $ 89 95 Slightly Higher In Wood Finishes Tube PITTSBURGH PAINTS WaWiide HIDE- Latex Wall Pai^ i WHITE „... 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