The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 12, 1976 · Page 17
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December 12, 1976 PAGE 18 HAYS DAILY NEWS Vikes End Regular Season, Down Miami Dolphins, 29-7 MIAMI (UPI) — Fran Tarkenton hit rookie wide receiver Sammie White with three touchdown passes Saturday to lead Minnesota to a 29-7 drubbing of the Miami Dolphins and guarantee the Vikings the home field advantage in the first game of playoffs next Saturday, The NFC Central Division champions, who finished the Wichita Athlete IsColleqeGrad WICHITA, Kan. (UPI) — Patrick Lajko tried what many persons would like to do, relive a period of the past. Lajko did it for nearly a year and says it was great while it lasted. But his fraud was uncovered. College graduate Lajko, 24, posed as a 19-year-old 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,'" Lajko said Friday. "I got caught up in that desire that is in everybody not to grow old, to return to something and do it better. •His masquerade as a Wichita East High school athlete began last January and ended this week. A four-year gymnastics letterman at Iowa State University, Lajko's fraud was uncovered through an anonymous tip that the student who called himself Scott Johnson actually was Lajko. Officials intercepted a bus carrying the swimming team, of which he was a member, to a meet and demanded his real identity. Assistant Principal Bob Lyte said he readily admitted he was a "ringer." "He told us it was neat — something that was a challenge — to pull something off on the system," Lyte said. Now the East High gymnastics team must forfeit five dual meets, four invitational tournaments and a trophy. He had not competed in swimming so that team had no forfeits. Officials still are investigating the deception, which involved a student aide who helped Lajko forge a high school transcript for "Scott Johnson"- which East High had required for his transfer. Lajko said he set up the fraud with three other gymnasts he met while working 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. Lakjo was pleased with the situation. "I had the opportunity and I took it," he said. "Once it started the whole thing happened very rapidly and I was swept up in it. I was happy here, the past months at East have been the happiest time of my life." Muhammad Ali To Fight Soon LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) — Muhammad Ali, who's been talking retirement, said Friday he expected to fight again, probably in about five months. He said he needs money to pay for his pending divorce settlement. Ali, here to help promote Golden Gloves boxing, said he plans to fight professionally at least one more year and expects his next opponent would be George Foreman. regular season with an 11-2-1 record, will open the NFL playoffs at home next Saturday against the NFC wild card entry, .either St. Louis or Washington. It also decided the other NFC first-round playoff game with Dallas now hosting Los Angeles Dec. 19. The Dolphins wound up their season at 6-8 for their first losing year since Don Shula became coach in 1970. It was Shula's first losing season and his Worst record since his first year as a head coach in 1963 when he was 8-6 at Baltimore. Tarkenton threw scoring passes of 9, 36 and 7 yards to White, giving the rookie receiver 10 for the season. The Vikings, who built a 15-0 halftime lead, also scored on a one-yard buck over the middle by Brent McClanahan and on a 30-yard field goal by Fred Cox, who was wide with his first two extra-point attempts and with a 24-yard field goal try in the second quarter. The Dolphins avoided their first shutout since 1970 early in the fourth quarter when Don Strock, who replaced Bob Griese in the second half, hit fullback Stan Winfrey for a seven-yard score. The Vikings established their dominance on the Dolphins' first drive when they stopped Miami on six plays inside the Minnesota 10 yard line and then methodically drove 99 yards to their first touchdown. Miami had gotten an apparent break when the Vikings' Autry Beamon muffed a punt and Miami's Gary Davis recovered on the Viking 34. The Dolphins drove to a first down on the Minnesota seven, gained another first down on the two as the result of a defensive holding call against Nate Allen, but then were stopped on four plays with Carl Eller and Jeff Siemon leading the defensive charge. 'The Vikings' 99-yard drive, featuring the running of Chuck Foreman and the passing of Tarkenton to Stu Voight and Ahmad Rashad, took 16 plays I and 8:59 seconds. On the nine- yard touchdown pass, Tarkenton scrambled to his right and found White alone in the end zone. Minnesota drove again late in the second quarter on a march capped by Tarkenton's 36-yard strike to White. Minnesota put the game completely out of reach with two touchdowns in the third quarter, converting a Matt Blair pass interception into McCallahan's touchdown and driving 51 yards on a march highlighted by a 33-yard completion to White. S. Carolina State Downs Norfolk State RICHMOND (UPI) — Fullback Ricky Anderson rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead South Carolina State to a 26-10 Victoy over Norfolk State in the Bicentennial Bowl. The Bulldogs, champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, raised their mark to 10-1, while Norfolk State, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association champ, dropped to 8-4. Anderson, who also caught two passes for 21 yards, scored on a five-yard run in the opening quarter and on a 37-yard dash midway through the second quarter. South Carolina St. drove 49 yards in six plays for the first score and 72 yards in just five plays for their second. The Bulldogs put the contest out of reach with a 23-yard field goal and a safety, then Jesse Prather scored the final Bulldog touchdown on a nine- yard' run midway through the final quarter. Norfolk State scored in the second quarter on a one-yard plunge by running back LaRue Harrington. Norfolk's Dwight V. Sweatt returned the second half . kickoff 71 yards to set up a 32- yard field goal by Jim Flowers as the Spartans pulled to within four points, but they never got any closer. FHS Gymnasts Lose Fort Hays State's men's and women's gymnastics squads opened their respective seasons on losing notes as they were defeated by teams from South Dakota State University jn- a meet Friday night at Gross Memorial Coliseum. FHS's men were edged by a score of 160.95-158.05 while the Tigerettes were outpointed 107.90-96.15. A week showing in the parallel bars proved to be the downfall for the Tiger men. FHS had led through the first four events only to be outscored by over four points in the parallel bars competition. This margin sent SDSU into the lead and they held it through the final event. Two FHS gymnasts took top honors in their respective events. Senior co-captain Courtney Eslick nabbed the side horse event with a mark of 7.05 while freshman Denver Howard won the vaulting with an impressive score of 8.70. SDSU's Rolf Anderson captured the other four individual events on his way to being the men's all-around champion with a total of 45.30. In women's competition, Tigerettes Lori Balerud and Micki Armstrong tied for second in the Floor exercise with scores of 7.85. Balerud ended up in a tie for second in the all-around competition with a 26.20 total. South Dakota State's Shelly Bird won three individual events as she copped all- around honrs for the women with a 28.80 mark. Metis's Results: Floor exercise — 1. Anderson, SDSU, 7.70, 2. Lundbald, FHS, 7.60. 3. Rounds, SDSU, 7.55. Side horse — 1. Eslick, FHS, 7.05. 2. Bobo, FHS, 6.35. 3. Gray, FHS, 5.90. Still rings — 1. Anderson, SDSU, 8.30 2. Rush, FHS, 7.35. 3. Baker SDSU, 7.10. Vaulting— 1. Howard, FHS, 8.70. 2. Herrera, FHS, 8.55. 3. Lundbald, FHS, 8.40. Parallel bars — 1. Anderson, SDSU, 8.30. 2. Wilaby, SDSU, 7.40. 3. Baker, SDSU, 6.50. High Bar — 1. Anderson, SDSU, 8.30. 2. Baker, SDSU, 6.95. 3. Lundbald, FHS, 6.35. Women's Results: Valting — 1. Bird, SDSU, 7.10. 1. Warne, SDSU, 7.00. 3. Jorve, SDSU, 6.55. Uneven Bars — 1. Bird, SDSU, 7.80. 2. Warne, SDSU, 6.85. 3. Jorve, SDSU, 6.65 Balance Beam — 1. House, SDSU, 7.85 .2. Holzberlein, SDSU, 7.10. 3. Jorve, SDSU, 6.75. Floor exercise — 1. Bird, SDSU, 8.05 2. (tie Balerud, FHS and Armstrong, FHS, 7.85. College Basketball Results By l'ni(n) Press Inlrrnallonal Tournament* 11st Round*) Bayou Classic Texas A&M 87 Houston Bapt 72 SW IxMiislana 91 Centenary 88 Cougar cttnlc Niagara 46 Xavler 44 Brigham Young 91 Seattle 65 Marshall Invllallonal Idaho St. 88 Georgia Tech 72 Marshall 79 Columbia 79 . PlUubm-gh Chunk Hofstra 76 Duquesne 70 Southern III. 72 Pitt 67 Tiger Wrestlers Capture Second Place Trophy Koadrunner Classic UNC-Charlolle91I-amar»6 j N.Mex.St.82NrthrnAri>..77 Trojan Classic Long Beach St. 63 Butler 50 Southern Cal 83 Grambling 75 Utah Classic San Fran 86Tennessee77 UUih95Seton Hall86 Kast Bowdoin 83 Babson 72 Clarkson67RITGO Edinboro 70 Mercyhursl 69 Harvard 59 CCNY 49 KingsPI.7lFDU-Mdsn65 Muhlenbg 63 Lebanon Val 62 Queens 88 Maritime 82 SI. Anslm'sBl MerrimckBO SI. Lawrnce 101 llobart 77 Vermont 102 Norwich 79 Yale 102 Clark 59 South HridgwtrSl.BSBridgcwIrBI Grdnr-WebbW Barbr-Sclia 81 Lcnolr Hhync 1MJ.C. Smth 89 Librty Bapl 93 Hmpdn-Sydny Morehcad 90 Bcllarmine 81 NorfolkSt. lOHJillardSB Va.St.84XavierN.C).B7 Vir. Wslyn H8 N.C. Wslyn 8S Wash. Coll. H5 E. Mnnite66 Wash&LeeB9St. Mary's62 Mldwrst Capitol lo» Dyke 73 Dcpaul77C;onzaga53 Graceland 106 Simpson 7« Iowa 94 California 73 Ohio St. 62 Loyola Cal 54 SI. Mary's 97 Luther85 Wartburg «4 Wcslmar H2 Southwest Abilene Chris 89 NW okla. 82 II. Payne70 Wayland Uapl 62 McMrry Coll 78 Philips I). 7'J ' Midwestern SI 88 Alcofn 84 St. Mry's62Ccn. Okla.SI.53 W. N.Mex. 74 N.Mcx. HilndsBB West Adams State 77 Kcgis 74 Arizona 78 Northweslern 64 George Knx 91 Linficld 84 Mont. St 1U1 E. Montana 5li Montana utt Great Falls B2 NW Nazrene 7li Carroll 67 tire. Tech 79 llayward St. 73 Portland SI. 124 W Mont. GO So. UtahSt.88WslrnSI.70 Stnfrd H5 Cal SI.-No'rdge 67 U.S. Inll89MliSACol!.B8 Washington 76 Idaho 58 Weber SI. 72 Utah St. 67 Willamlte 1UI Ore. Coll. 85 Fort Hays State's wrestling squad, with seven of ten wrestlers placing in the top four places of their weight class, captured the second place trophy in the llth annual Northwest Missouri- State University Invitational Tournament Friday and Saturday at Maryville, Mo. Randy Hill, Wamego junior, was voted the tournament's outstanding wrestler. Hill won the championship at 158, in the process defeating last year's tournament's outstanding wrestler. He received a trophy for his efforts in the tournament. The University of South Dakota won the tournament with 67 : ',4 points. FHS had 56'/4, followed by Northeast Missouri State University, NWMSU, Wayne State College, Peru State College, Dana College and Lincoln University. "The NWMSU Tournament was the most competitive tournament a Fort Hays State wrestling team has participated in my five-year coaching period," FHS coach Barry Allen said. "It was also the best showing during that time for the Tigers," he added. The Tigers have wrestled in the NWMSU Tournament five times. However, this was the first time FHS has been in the tournament since 1970. In addition to Hill's championship performance at 158, the Tigers had five other medal winners and a fourth place finisher in the tournament. FHS wrestlers Steve Minor at 118, Bill Havice at 150 and Stan Higley at 167, claimed second place medals. Third- place medal winners were Dave Rochholz at 134 and Scott Warner at Hwt. Rex Pedigo at 142 was a fourth place finisher for the Tigers. Final action for the Fort Hays State wrestlers before Christmas break will be with Colby Community College Wednesday evening at Colby. Fans Turn Out To Cheer Skins WASHINGTON (UPI) More than three thousand Washington Redskins fans turned out Saturday to cheer the squad before Sunday's must-win game against Dallas as the Redskins front office ignored Bill Kilmer's arrest for drunken driving. The quarterback, who two weeks ago threatened to leave Washington next year because he is tired of boos from fans, was picked up at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday by a Virginia state trooper on U.S. 1 just north of Fort Belvoir, Va., several miles from his Northern Virginia home. State police said trooper W.S. McKinney stopped Kilmer and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol. Kilmer also was charged with refusing to take a blood alcohol test and he was taken to the Fairfax County jail. A supervisor at the jail said he arrived at 12:55 a.m. and was released at 12:57 on a $500 personal bond. When informed by UPI of the arrest, a Redskins spokesman said Kilmer was "here (at Redskins Park) and 'practicing" several hours after the incident. Mike Menshel said he had not talked to Coach George You Are Invited To An OPEN HOUSE 2 To 4 P.M. Sunday, December 12 We Invite you 1o come and see this 3 bedroom home at 2401 Virginia Drive. Newly finished full basement, new carpeting. Priced in the 40's. SHOWN BY THE Stice Agency SOOOOOPOPBOOBPI Allen or Kilmer about. the arrest. "We're getting ready for the Cowboys," he explained. "The players are basically on their own. I don't think there's a set curfew." It was at least the second time Kilmer was arrested since coming to Washington. In 1971 he was arrested for public drunkenness at an Arlington restaurant. In the locker room after a victory two weeks ago over the Philadelphia Eagles, Kilmer angrily told a reporter he would not play for Washington next season because he was tired of being booed by the fans and criticized by the media. He criticized Allen too, and while retracting that comment the next day he stuck to his intention of leaving Washington. New York Knicks Cut Roster To 12 NEW YORK (UPI) — The New York Knicks placed forward Mel Davis on waivers Friday, reducing their roster to the NBA limit of 12. The Knicks were forced to drop a player from their active roster when they acquired Bob McAdoo and Tom McMillen from the Buffalo Braves Thursday night for $3 million and John Gianelli. team Results: U. of South Dakota, 67 3 /4; Fort Hays State, 56'/4; Northeast Missouri State; U., 49; Northwest Missouri; State U., 47''a; Wayne State College of Neb., 47; Peru State' College of Neb., 26fy; Dana 1 ; College of Neb., 26; Lincoln U'.' ofMo.,14'i. Norton Pins Victoria, Lincoln In Triangular Norton — In a triangular wrestling meet Friday night, the Norton Bluejays found the going easy as they defeated Victoria 62-0, and Lincoln 61-6. Victoria also lost to Lincoln, 39-27. Wrestling Triangular Victoria vs. Norton 0-62 Victoria vs. Lincoln 27-39 Norton vs. Lincoln 61-6 98 - Victoria forfeited to Nortons David Reinman 105 — Victoria forfeited to Nortons Hick McShesney 112 - Rick Sander was pinned by Mike Ray. 119 Mark Schlageck was decisioned by Rod Maddy 21-7. 132 — Victoria forfeited to Nortons Tony Fischer 138 — Victoria forfeited to Nortons Brian McKenna 145 — Kevin Schmeidler was decisioned by Mike Jimenez 13-3. 155 — Steve Gehrke was decisioned by Pat Walmeier 10-2. 167 — Fred Braun was pinned 6y „ Dennis Nelson. ' 185 — Marty Sander was decisioned by,, Wayne Dillion 2-0. Heavyweight - Todd Dreiling wft pinned by Kerry Cook. ,. • , Victoria (271 vs. Lincoln (391 ''' 98 — Victoira forfeited to Llncolns left ' LongBurger . . 105 - Victoria forfeited to Llncolns' Lonnie Brockway '• ' 112 — Rick Sander was pinned by , Brian Hick man. 119 — Mark Schlageck was pinned by • Craig Garrison. ., • , 126 — Tim Sheck was decisioned by Bruce Bowie 13-10. 132 — Victoria forfeited to Lincolns. ' Cary Hart 138 — Victoria forfeited to Lincolns David Morrical ' 145 — Kevin Schmeidler pinned Dan Cole. 155 — Stewart Gehrke pinned Milton Schultz 167 — Lincoln forfeited to Victorias Fred Braun 185 — Marly Sander pinned Brent Murray Heavyweight — Todd Dreiling decisioned Donton Jorgenson 9-3. Pate, Stockton Tied For Golf Cup Lead PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (UPI) — Americans Jerry Pate and Dave Stockton each made the turn in three under 33 Saturday to vault into the team lead halfway through the 2rd round of the 24th World Cup Golf Championship. The Americans started the third round three shots behind Spain and tied for second place with Japan and Scotland but wasted little time asserting themselves Saturday on a perfect golfing day in the Southern California desert. Pate, the 23-year-old from Pensacola, Fla., who was a rookie this year on the PGA tour and won his way into the World Cup by taking the U.S. Open title, birdied the first, second, sixth and ninth holes and had a bogey on the fifth. He had earlier rounds of 70-74 and easily was playing his best golf of the week on Saturday. So, too, was Stockton, the 35- year-old pro from nearby Westlake, Calif., and the man who won the 1976 PGA title. Stockton, coming back to play this week after a two month layoff, shot 74 on opening day and 73 in the second round. On Saturday, Stockton birdied the second, eighth and ninth holes for his 33. He hit it stiff on the second, canned a 40-footer on the eighth and chipped to within a foot and made it on the ninth. Pate made a 15-footer on the ninth over the flat but bumpy Mission Hills Country Club course and that enabled the American team to take a shot lead on Spain with nine holes to go in the third round. The Spanish team of Seve Ballesteros and Manuel Pinero had an even par score of 288 after two rounds and was invovlved in a flap over a "clean" ball at the sixth green in the second round. Pate accused Pinero of illegally cleaning his ball short of the green but his protest was denied when the Spaniard insisted he did n6t ' clean the'ball. '.' Ballesteros and Pinetfo made the turn in the third round in two under and were two under for the tournament at that point. No other team appeared likely to challenge for the lead, at least not in the third round. ;. . Brian Barnes and Sam' Torrance played their first nine holes in four over, and that took Scotland out of tfle chase for the team' title triat left the Scots seven over after 45 holes. The Japanese team of Takahashi Murakami and Y6v shitaka Yamamoto played its first nine holes Saturday in three over and was six over 2 the tournament. The team of Hsu Sheng-San and Kuo Chi-Hsiung was nearly as perfect as the American team, making the turn in four under but was three over for the tournament. England's Martin Foster and Tommy Horton played their first nine holes in ope under and were tied with Japan for third place at sue over. •, Kuo, who started the third Bound the individual leader by a stroke over Simon Owen pf Australia, continued his fine play with a 34 but he lost the lead to the Aussie, who made the turn in 32 and was in front by a shot. •'.' Pate's 33 put him four shots off the lead and next was Ernesto Acosta of Mexico, who made the turn in 35 and was five shots behind. Earnie Shavers Wins Bout LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) ^ Earnie Shavers shook off a standing eight count and came back less than a minute later to score a lOth-round knockout win over Roy Williams in a heavyweight bout Saturday, afternoon. PUBLIC VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT AUCTION Mountain Bell Telephone Company 7O51 West 56th Ave. - Denver, Colorado Saturday. December 18th - 9;oo A.M. -SELLING Pickups Utility Trucks Cab & Chassis Stake Trucks Dump Trucks Aerial Ladder & Lift Trucks Semi Tractors Vans Suburbans Passenger Cars Heavy Equipment Miscellaneous Call Or Write For Brochure: RADCLIFFE AUCTION CO. 6525 North Federal Denver, Colorado 80221 (303)428-7568

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