Independent from Long Beach, California on January 20, 1975 · Page 21
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Long Beach, California
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on Miller the Magnificent Johnny Miller raises hand in triumph, left, after one of nine birdies Sunday en sensational round,of 61 and easy nine- stroke victory in Tucson Open. With two wins in two 1975 tour starts, Miller appropriately donned conquistador hat. Golf's new superstar was amazing 25-under-par'for, tourney. -.\i'wirci.h.i.s. Kareem handles Walton JOHN DIXON, Sports Editor " v MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1975 SECTION C, PAGE C-l LOEL SCHRADER Vikings' Jacobsen is hustling coach ( Some people believe a junior college football coach just sits back and gathers in the talent of his area. "They're dead wrong," says Long Beach City College coach Gary Jacobsen. "We hustle hard for our players." , » Jacobsen offered a couple of for instances. "Last week, we visited with players at Poly, Lakewood and Millikan," says Jacobsen. "We had preliminary discussions with them about attending Long Beach. ' · . ' · "This coming week, we're going to visit St. Anthony, Jordan, Wilson and St. John Bosco. We want all the kids to know we're interested in them." But recruiting new players isn't Jacobsen's sole concern. He's also vitally interested to obtaining scholarships at four-year schools for his athletes, especially the sophomores who have concluded their junior college eligibility. "We're in the 90th percentile insofar as placing players in four-year schools on scholarships," says the Viking coach. "We're proud of that." ·Jacobsen's "early line" on where his prospects are headed: , ~" All-Metropolitan Conference offensive tackle Rick Miller (6-3, 285) is being recruited by USC and Texas Christian. "He's a horse," says Jacobsen. "He'd rank right up there with,the best offensive linemen we've had in my five years at Long Beach. USC doesn't recruit people who aren't prospects.'' . Quarterback Pete Tereschuk is being wooed by Long Beach State, Fresno State, Boise State, Harvard, Cal Poly Pomona and San Diego State. "Pete isn't sure whether he wants to transfer in the spring to a four-year school or whether to stay at Long Beach and play baseball," Jacobsen reports. "He's an outstanding pitcher." Wide receiver Leon Washington, brother of San Francisco 49er receiver Gene Washington, is being recruited by Cal and San Jose State. Safety Leroy Giles, 'whose brother, Ed; was the subject of a television feature when he tried out for the Rams, is headed for Cal. Slot back and wide receiver Michael Willis is committed to Long Beach State. Fresno State also sought his services. Defensive tackle Scott Avery, who transferred from USC a year ago, is being pursued by Nebraska, Long Beach State and Boise State. Running back Jessie Drummer and defensive back Don Johnson will attend Cal State Northridge, while defensive back Mark Adams and offensive lineman John Cook apparently are hoaded for University of Pacific. Offensive lineman Richard Brizendinc is being recruited by Chico State and defensive lineman Tom Johnson will attend Cal Lutheran. End Dennis Byrd is being sought by San Jose State, UOP and Oregon State. That's an impressive list for one junior college, proof indeed that Gary Jacobsen hustles for those who perform for him. CUFF STUFF: Texans were stunned last week A!!. A rt^rtvinA viinnmrT Kapb Pfliil Riro MILWAUKEE (UPD-- "In case anybody didn't know it, that was a lesson being administered out there. Whooee." That's the way Oscar Robertson, a man who gave a couple of lessons in his own day, summed up what the Milwaukee B u c k s ' Kareem Abdul- Jabbar did to Bill Walton Sunday. The nationally televised game was the first regular season meeting between the two UCLA alumni. When it was over and the Bucks had beaten the Portland Trail B l a z e r s , 122-108, the statistics were one-sided. Abdul-Jabbar had 50 points, 15 rebounds, 11 assists and three blocked shots. Kareem scored 22 of his point against Walton, who played 21 minutes tallying seven points, six rebounds, seven assists and one block. But there were undercurrents and other factors that led to the mismatch. WALTON c o n f i r m e d after the game that he had fired his financial adviser, Sam Gilbert, and hired San Francisco attorney Charles G a r r y to represent him. The New York Times Sunday quoted Gilbert as saying Walton wanted to be traded and had no respect for any of his Portland teammates with the exception of fellow UCLA alum Sidney Wicks. Garry has acted as an attorney for Huey Newton and Bobby Scale, two founders of the Black Panther Party. Contacted S u n d a y Garry denied his client was trying to break his contract, branding the reports as "completely false." "I read the contract," said Garry. "When I took over as Bill's lawyer I read it to see what it was all about and whether it was proper or not. I found it to be iron clad and solid as the Rock of Gibralter. "Bill never asked me if the contract could be broken." Portland vice president H a r r y G l i c k m a n said some of the interview was tine and "a lot of it is not true." A b d u l - J a b b a r w a s (Continued on C-2, Col. 6) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Johnny Miller seemed almost awed by his own accomplishments. "Without d o u b t , " he mummered, his voice just above a whisper, "this is the greatest round of golf I've ever played in my life. It's far and away better than the 63 in the U.S. Open. "With a little ridiculous putting it could have been the greatest round of golf I'll ever play in my life. I could have shot in the 50s." .', : He had just composed an a r t i s t i c , almost-unbelievable 11-under-par 61 in Sunday's final round of the Dean Martin-Tucson Open Golf Tournament. ··pf Lewisville, Tex., announced he would enroll at USC. Rice had signed a Southwest Conference letter of intent ·to attend Southern Methodist University. What folks in Texas didn't know was that Rice had made first contact with the Trojans. He said ho had "fallen in love with DSC" while watching Jimmy Jones perform at quarterback for the Trojans on national television (Continued on H Col. 2) * Miller V 61 'the greatest' It was another runaway victory for the 27-year-old man who has dominated the professional game- dominated in a fashion unmatched by Ben Hogan or Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus--in the last 18 months. He won this one by nine strokes with a tournament record 263 total, a whopping 25-under-par on the , 7,200-yard Tucson National Golf Club course. "I don't know what the record is, but'it might be the most under par ever," said Miller. The record book doesn't show. He now has won his last four individual starts by .margins of 8, 7, 14 and 9 strokes--and this against some of the g a m e ' s strongest fields. .· The 61 may be pne of the finest rounds ever played. It completed an ; unprecedented second consecutive sweep of the two Arizona tournaments that, this season, open the pro tour. He won in Phoenix last week with a 260 total, the lowest 72?hole score in the last 20 years. He had a 61 in that tournament, too. But this was better. "I had it so close to the hole it was unreal," Miller said. "I missed one fairway. I didn't miss a green. I never had the ball more than 15 feet, from the hole. Never." He made nine birdies and an eagle,.missed.two. other birdie putts of five feet or less and was putting at birdie from 12 to 15 feet on all the other holes. HE HAS led or shared the lead in every round he's played this season. He has a stroke average of 65.4. He ha? been untouchable. · - , ; : Consider some 'of .the early action. John Mahaffey, who started only three strokes back in'sec- ond, birdied four of/the first seven holes. He lost ground. Miller birdied five of the first seven. Mahaffey made birdie on No. 11. He still lost ground. Miller made eagle on the same hole. By the time he got within range of the national television cameras, Miller was so far in front the commentators were reduced to an attempt at (Continued on C-2, Col. 3) Kings rout Montreal, take lead MONTREAL (Special) -- V e t e r a n rightwinger Bob Nevin scored the fifth h a t trick of his career Sunday night to; lead the Kings to a 6-3 victory over the Montreal Canadians. The win pushed the Kings into sole possession of first place, one point ahead of Montreal, in the NHL's Division 3 and the Kings, who completed their finest road trip ever --six wins in seven starts --have a game in hand. The victory was the ninth in the last 10 road games for the Kings who possess the best road record in the NHL--15-3-6. It was also the Kings' first win over Montreal this season--the clubs tied the previous three matches--and only their third win in the Montreal Forum in eight years, a span of 21 games. It was the second successive home loss for the Canadiens, who had their 21-game · u n d e f e a t e d streak' stopped by the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night. Nevin scored twice on short back-hand shots in the first period to give the Kings a 2-0 lead. Jacques L e m a i r e scored on a power play at 18:38 of the f i r s t period, narrowing the Kings', lead to 2-1. Tom Williams scored the first of his two goals early in the second period as the Kings went ahead 3-1. But a power play goal by Yvan Lambert at 13:35 of the same session once again n a r r o w e d the Kings,' 'lead to a single goal. Nevin's third goal of the game an'd 19th of the season at 5:51 of the third period put the Kings ahead 4-2. Williams' second goal of the game and 15th of the season, a 60- foot slap shot from the blueline while Montreal was short-handed at 10:39 of the same session, put the game out of the Ca- nadiens' reach. Less than two minutes later, Guy Lapointe scored Montreal's final goal. Butch Goring scored the Kings' sixth goal with 34 seconds remaining in the game. Kings' goalie Regie Vachon stopped 29 Montreal (Continued on C-2, Col. 1) Hat's off Kings' Bob Nevin tucks puck into corner of net past Montreal's Ken Dryden to- score second of his three goals in 6-3 victory over Canadiens. Kings took over first place in Division III. --AP Wirephoto Allison scores at Riverside--in a Matador IVo more Rambler jokes, please By ALLEN WOLFE Staff Writer RIVERSIDE -- Warning: Better not crack any more jokes about the little Nash Rambler. All of a sudden, it's the big boy on the block and the scourge pf NASCAR stock car racing. Bobby Allison and his '75 American Motor Matador proved that for the second time in t h r e e months Sunday by scoring a r u n a w a y victory in NASCAR's first event of 1975, the $114,000 Winston Western 500 at Riverside International Raceway. Only last November the same combination clicked for a dramatic, upset victory in the Ontario 500 at Ontario M o t o r Speedway. But then the critics said "I told you so" when NASCAR officials leveled a record $9,100 f i n e against car owner Roger Penske for using illegal valve lifters detected in a p o s t - r a c e i n s p e c t i o n . Many called the victory "tainted." The controversy was dispelled Sunday in the only way it could be-a n o t h e r v i c t o r y . A "clean" one. This time it was so a b s o l u t e t h a t a s u n splashed throng estimated at 53,100--the l a r g e s t crowd for this event since 1969--found more excitement jostling for position in the concession lines than viewing the race. : Allison's red, white and blue 357-cubic inch Matador, built by Banjo Matthews, prepared by the, Penske Enterprises team and tuned by Traco Engi- · neering, never missed a beat during the grueling five hour, four minute ordeal conducted in temperatures approaching 90 degrees. Allison led all but 18 laps of the 191-lap, 500.42-mile m a r a t h o n around Riverside's 2.62- mile, 8-turn road course and averaged 98.627 mph. It was far off Mark Donohue's race record of 104.056 mph set two years ago, prompted by five yellow caution flags displayed for 32 laps. He took the checkered flag with a 22.58-second cushion over second-place David Pearson, who was the only other driver from the original field of 35 to finish on the same lap with the winner. In f a c t , the w a r m weather enjoyed by the fans proved to have a rev e r s e affect on machinery. Only 13 cars were running at the end, one of t h e m being third-place finisher Cecil Gordon, a SFOR.TS ::J:s« ' HORSE RACING-^uarter horses, Los Alamitos, first post 7:45 p.m. touring NASCAR regular who trailed Allison by the embarrassing deficit of eight laps. Nine laps down in fourth was David Marcis. The only car capable of running with the Matador was the blue and floures- cent red '74 STP Dodge of Richard P e t t y . Unfortunately, the man with 164 Grand National victories to his credit was only in a contending position for the first 33 laps, at which point "King Richard" committed one of his rare driver errors. Glued to Allison's tail entering t u r n 9, P e t t y inadvertantly touched the b r a k e and accelerator simultaneously--a miscue he couldn't recover from. The tail of Petty's car traded ends, slid sideways for an instant and then glanced off the outer retaining wall. "I saw Richard in my mirror and then all of a sudden he went straight across the track," reflected Allison afterward. "He was the only one who pushed me hard all day. The next time I saw him his car was pretty banged up." It certainly was. Petty limped to the pits with a crumpled f r o n t f e n d e r matched with a right body panel pancaked f l a t by the impact'. Petty's crew, headed by cousin Dale Inrnan, banged out the metal and applied ample portions of "super tape" to prevent the hood from popping open a racing speed. The repair work took 10 minutes and by the time he returned to the track he was six laps down and hopelessly out of it. Undaunted, the man v o t e d NASCAR's most popular driver last year showed why he won that (Continued on C-2, Col. 7) SFOR.TS ON HAJ .A-ND TV TELEVISION NFL, Pro Bowl, KABC ("\ fi p.m. RADIO No events scheduled. Bobby Allison (center) and David Pearson (right) finished 1-2 in Winston Western 500 at Riverside -Staff Photo hy ROBERT GINN.

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