Beckley Post-Herald from Beckley, West Virginia on April 20, 1977 · Page 25
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~9ECKL£Y POtT-HERALD, BBCKLEY, W.VA., WBXflBDAY MORNING, APRIL JO, 1*77. ^ Fta* McMillan, of South Africa, takes a two- handed swing toroufh tfae air to bii match with Brian Teacher, USA. McMfflu won 7», 6-7, 6-3 in the first round matches of the United Bar* Tennis Class*. Reds' Nolan Sidelined Again Neta to Noam's case 1 as ^rilll LA will DC tab sad It is not ytt . ,, - CINCINNATI AP)with the new that pileaar A team spnlaiamsn Ip^dMMH *- Id^i* afc UHIWII BOW mi · Nolnassiiotyet hat foot, c - .- _ -" The Reds arid that Notan wttl be cawed from ati activities for several days and then undergo farther tests. Nolan's debut had tain scheduled lor Wednesday against Lot Angela. Notan has hid a 1M retrod in each ol the past two seasons since surgery on his stouter saved hta Maxwell Named W. Va. Slate Coach W.Va. AP) - Rota* Maxwett, «, a iiativerf Banna, was naiMd head basketball coach Teasday at Wot Virginia State College Maswea, who abo wat appoiftad athletic director at State on March 15, succeeds Curtis Prtce a§ basketball coach. Price ratified prior to the end of last season. ' · . -·· A 19N graduate of Mocris Harm Collet? where he lettered in three sports, Maxwell received a master'i degree in physical education from West Virginia University in MgO. / Celtics' Kuberski Injures LEXINGTON, Man. (API - Veteran fatwart Stete lUibersid taji»ed his back daring a Boston Celtics' scrinanaat Tuesday and win not to to PhBaddphte WedMeday for tat second game of theNattonal DartM thai Association's Eastera Coherence stnaflntlsi«alnst the Tiers. A Critics' luoaaMnaa said Tuesday that the !4oot-7 forward was beginning . , ^ ··it^i- rtt AMMM*^MM^A« _____ '-· Lj^^^j Aj--aw'-». h^_L I_L -.___j j^_^^ *_^^ ajftjj^^f^ ^···i^ !·* waanpooi uvamMM ana nopon vo ve aacRin aauonn rat, rnoays game in ' ' · . . , - * · - . . · - " · ' . '. * ,.,.. · · ', · · · - . . ' - ' · Kuberski did not see in action in the Celtics' last-second victory In the first attflaMganieftittday NEWJfORK (AP) - Michael Attnstrong. former chief counsel of the Kaapp Comnassion which exposed police corruption in New Yolk, was named today by ABC Sports to direct the investigation of what the network called 'Imdarittes and poasibte corruption in the United States Boxing ·nusjfcaiaLaaiBaViiLB **" · · " : "' L^mBQDaVDBHVv* ' ' " ' * ' ' It wai the attest development in the bttam events surrounding the nationally televised tournament, which is staggering under a variety of chargei and has Don Kiag fighting not only to am the tourney hut his reputation as t top^tf not the tep-*aOBda§ promoter. ' Flyers Inspire McGinnis Beckley Softball Opens Tonight The Beckley softhan play tontgat at Warren wUgini Field. There has aasn nne teaai added to the avH^W UaaV g^ga^aWH IHae^^HB^^ Wa» Mffis^B number to U. There wil asw be two ieegaes (American mfirrational) with 'tVPO UanneMOlBV Bl flavCD HaaBglB* AtournemaatwalbeheWattheend of tat season wtth ft* fear dMston wte- ad the neat sear teams wtla the Here Is Wednesday's schedule. Bank of RaVrigh (defeadrng cham- pkm) vs. Dowefl "' wyhes Insarance vs Maple Meadows Skyland Construction vs MOAB Earehart's vs C.V. Trucking. Portland Hungry For Title DENVER (AP) - "I tmak Portiand Is gefafto.go a loaf way in me ptayof- nT, r iBtd CoNsTl* Bate of the Chicago Bulls, waoae team was ettminated by the Trail Bhvan. "Porttaad is aotaf to give m an in- cmttaie ch«nei^e, )r aaidCoach Larry Brown of the Denver Nonets, whose team hopes to avoid Chicago's fate in the National Brtetbafl AwKiatibn quarter-finer playoffs. - . The Nuajen, an American Basketbll Association powerhouse before the donise of that laanie, make their first excursion into NBA playoff action Wednesday nifht when they host Portland in the opening contest of the best-of-seven Western Conference semhlnals. Having won the Midwest Division title, Denver drew a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. To keep his team fresh during the layoff, Brown spirited his players away to the Air Force Academy for a preplayoff training camp. He found the four-day session helpful, saying his team appear* "to be in good shape both physically and men- betievei the key is stopping Portland's running etme. :··. -'-^ ^^ : -······ «··· "They run better than anybody I've seen all year;" Hambten said. "They send WaHon and (Maurice) Lucas to the boards, and their guards and small forward jwt take off. They shot over SO per cent for the series, and that was mainly because they ended up with so many Jayups, plus Walton is such a great Hamhlen also sees .the Blazers as a "hungry" team, since they've never participated in the playoffs before. "We got a heck of a lot accomplished;'' Brown added. "Some of us have forgotten over the course of the season wnat we're trying to do offensively and defensively. Bat there's no .longer an? doubt in anybody's mind what needs to be done against^Portland. "We've got to control the tempo, keep our mistakes at a minimum. rebound well and play intelligent basketball. If we do that, we can ptay The- Nuggets are led by David Thompson,^who averaged 16 point* a game ^during the regular season, and center JDan'fisel, who avenged tt. the two'teams spttt their regular-season series, hut Trail fibser center Bffl Walton was sidelined with a M ry during tile two Nugget . With Walton out of the fine- up for 17 games, the Blazers were HI; with him healthy, they were 4441. , Denver assistant coach Frank Hamblen, who scouted .the entire Portland-Chicago series, said he . PHILADELPHIA (AP)-It took the Philadelphia Flyers to fire up George McGinnis of the Philadelphia Tiers. The hulking .forward scored a dismal six points and pulled down only eight rebounds Sunday in the National Basketball Association team's 113-111 playoff loss to Boston. Then he turned on hii television and watched the Flyers rally from a 5-2 third-period deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs M in sudden-death overtime. That was all the inspiration he needed to rebound for Wednesday night's rematch with the Celtics at the Spectrum. "They . were ~ incredible/' McGinnis said of the Flyers. 'To be down fike that and then go out and play like they did in the final five minutes of regulation." Then be added: "I'm not saying we're the Fryers ..." But he has no doubts the 76ers can win their best-of-seven National Baskebatt Association playoff series against Boston, even though the opening-game loss meant the 76en dropped the home-court advantage. "We kissed that away awfutty quick/' McGinnis said "But I think we can win .up there, WeVe done it before mis Coach Gene Shue fa confident McGin- nte wffl have a better game Wednesday nlgnt /I'm sure yonH see. George ~plode and have some big offensive games," he said. Step-By-Step Plans Set For 'U* Stadium By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sptfts Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Georgia firm specialising in constructing athletic facitities haj the Inside track on the proposed West Vindnia University football stadta which we Ben Morton; said Dr. the state Gov Jay Rockefeller has not decided whether to approve the Legislature's bffl authorizing the HO tnulion stadium, he governor's press office said Monday. Both Dr. Ben Morton, chancellor of the state Board of Regents, and Del. Gind Colombo, D-Harrison, chairman of a House-Senate conference committee which drew up the stadium btH say the firm of Huber, Hunt and Nichols Inc. has a good chance of landing the stadium contract ·'They specialize in stadium* of this type; that r s all they do/' said Morton, whose agency willbe responsible for picking lie firm that wffl buttd the stadium: " ' .": -'·-' : -'-·-,.··· "They've already built a dosen stadiums, including the ones at Kentucky and Iowa State, that are similar to what we have in mind for WVU - a M,0004eat stadium with adjacent park* ing. Morten said. · --, · '-· · : :,^ /nte^Oeonia firm constructed the W,00ft eeat Common wealth Stadhun in Lexmgton, Ky., for 111 milboninl»73. ''TTieyhavetoidttstheycanDaiWttia stadium just like Kentucky's for $19 mfl- kwn." said Morton. "And that's not a current figure. That's a figure projected on construction costs hi lift. "We have aheady received assuraikce Iro 'them that we can build a new football stadium for the HO mtflton we have available." Cokxnbo, whose committee met with representatives of the firm, said that if the company makes a bsd for the project, "theyll probably get it Here's a st«p-by-step plan of now state Board of Regents and legislative officials intend to build West Virginia University's new HO million footbal stadium: 1) Preliminary Studies "This is something we haven't done yet: that's the difference between the WVU stadium and Marshall's arena, for Board of Regents. "We need to find a site for the stadium so we can begin pur detailed plans for construction." * 2) Sale of Revenue Bonds The 900.3 million dollar bin, as passed by the state legislature on April 9, caDs for revenue bonds to he sou by-March, 1.1978, to finance he WVU Stadium, as well as the Marshall mdoor athletic complex and other new buildings at West Virginia State, West Liberty State, and Shepherd colleges. "The quicker we sell the bonds, the better/' said Morton. "The market is good for revenue bonds right now, and we should be able to get a rate around six per cent or just above. But if w* wait the interest rates might go higher." : 3) Selecting a stadium sMe. "After we have a preliminary architect's study made, we can go ahead with piddnfl a site/' Morton said. "Us my personal belief we wttl select asHe on land that is owned by the university. There is no money m the HO milMon budget by the legislature for land ac* quistion. We almost have to attltoe what already is available to us. After we get a site, then we can begin building the stadium/', 4) Selecting a firm "We won't open the project op for bids," said Morton "Instead, the Regents win interview thehptospective contractors who are interested in building the stadiunt We have already talked to one firm maber, Hunt and Nichols, IncHthat has e^rtased Interest in buildingmestadium That's their spedaltyTmat'i afl they do build stadiums of this type. I would think they would have a very food chance'of being selected. They have already told us that they believe the stadium can be built for be OP milaon we have available. 5) Construction. "We believe the money we have win be sufficient to build the 90,400 seat stadium," said Morton. "Of course, we, are open to the unexpected, but we have received assurance we have enough funds available to construct a fine stadium." Travel Trailers 7'B"--14 FT. WIDE GILES *20 FT. Wide Giles 3M5.00 *»etf contained t also have a compiet of travel trailers hampion, Chevron an Sl2!») 4 FT. UMO TO M FT. LM* ORAY LUMBER CO. Mottle Home* S«ltw Lot Becfciey-Crab Orch*rd Row) McGinnU said he couldn't seem to get involved in the offense Sunday. "I had a bad game. It's as simple as that. People have bad days. I had mine. Ever nave a bad day?" McGinnis, however, has performed below his average 21.4 points and 11.5 rebounds four of the five times the Wets have played the Celtics. LOS ANGELES (AP)^ Two of the most perplexing teams in professional sports, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriot-s, square off Wednesday night in the r of their bestoi'Seven National ball Association quarter-final playoff .scries.,. * , ' ' ' . . . . . . . _ · . . _ - 1 Just a^yeaf ago; the Warriors probably were the top team in the NBA and had the league's best record. The Lakers meanwhile, struggled through last season losing more games: than they won- " . . ' . , ; · ' , · ; ' . - : / ..-'·- .. ..,; ·.. But how things changed. This time around, Golden State bad a so-so 46-36 season while the Lakers, written off carry in the campaign as having Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and little else, slowly but surety melded into the NBA s winningest team. Rondon, Cosgrove Brighten Picture By MICHAEL HAKY PestHetaU Sports Writer Charleston manager Jim Beauchamp wasn't counting on the pitching staff to carry the Charlies through the early part of the season, but bis outlook my have changed after the opening series agamst flytteuse. In Charleston's 4-3 win over Syracuse Batuiday, a couple of forgotten pitchers in the Houston Astros' bullpen last season played a big rote in the horler Gil Rondon pitched seven strong faming* before giving way ------- -mm mm -* · i mm, -mrmm m,mm, m mm m m, mrmrfm,,m 9 mfmmt-mrmmmm^ mm^^mmmfmmmmf mfm^mm^f^m^ JUVBMH W Wmj . and reliever Mike Coajrove stnicaout a key hatter in the eighth inning. Rondon s most impressive inning was in the seventh when after serving up a teadoff triple, he struck out the next three batters. "He Just flat spent himself in the seventh," Beauchamp said, "But he showed me something today." "I didn't have my best fastball today," said Rondon, who is primarily a fastball pitcher. "It kept getting it up to high. I need about 1W innings work before Ira really ready to go back to the majors." Even though Rondon betteves that be peeds his fastball to win, he did show an excellent assortment of breaking pitchers. "I was lucky that my off-speed pitches were working," Rondon said. 'I worked on my change-op a lot in winter league bill. Today it really paid of"He has a fcnastistic changM," said Beaacbamp. "Now that he's got a good off-speed pitch bis fastball will look even better." Last season Rondon appeared in omy 11 innings during the second hatf of the season lor the Astros. , "Cosgrove and I sat In the bulbei day after day," said Rondon.'It really hurt the both of as. We couldn't stay sharp. I asked to be sent down to the minors, but they couldn't without losing me in the fret-agent draft" Lefthander Cosgrove came on in the eighth to face Have Bergman with runners on first and second and nobody out. H* struck out the big hitter on four pitchers . '"His Job was to get one batter out and be did it," said Beaachamp. "Bergman is one of the best bitters in the league. So getting him out was probably the key to ai winning." · Cosgrove's biggest problem hi sprtag training was getting the ball over the plate. Which was probably from so much inactivity last season watte with Houston. "t plan to keep him in the bullpen until he can work oat IBS control probtems," Beauchamp said. "But beH eveataaa} get a chance to start, Cosgrove and Rondon weren't the a ' " " -over toe weekend. Ittek WJiiana got a foaHitt performance on opening day. '1 reafly coaktnt a* for mote from the pstchers," Beaucaamp said. "Wfl- ttams only threw §0pttchen in BBS start any of the pitchers woukfve gone the distance this early- ButTm glad Wil liams did." Beauchamp pointed out that many of the bitten have a little catchmg up to do the the pitchers. "The bitten don't know them (the Charleston pitchers) yet The second time around, the hitters will know them better out by then w pitchers will hestronger." GlenvUle State Finishes Seventh Glenvttle finished seventh in tae NAIA bowling tournament held la Kanas City over the weekend. Beckley r s Dale Sparks averaged a ITS during the tournament The day after Boston signed free agent reliever BUI dmpbefl for SI million last winter, the Red Sox announced a 50-cent rise in bleacher prices. So, on Opening Day, the fans greeted the Red Sox' new reliever with a sign which read: "Sett Campbell and Bring Back $1.90 Bleachers." . Tai ^ A** Rdbate. Only American-made bottom-ejection pump. Solid steel receiver, Raybar* sight RotQ- forgctP interchangeabte barrels, 12- and 20- gauge. Offer good only between April 15 and June 15,1977. SPORTING

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