Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 9, 1972 · Page 18
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 18

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 9, 1972
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1ft « Northwwt Arkanmi.TIMES, WHv Aug. 9, 1971 " McALESTER, Oktil. (AP) Two undefeated liiairis rneol onlgtil in the third round of the Bubo Rulh regional baseball ouuiamcnt for 13-15-ycarolds. New Orleans and Albu- .uerquo, champions represent- ng Louisiana and New Mexico, von their second-round games ^ncsdny night. New Orleans de- eatcd the Oklshoma cliamplon- hip team from Miami. 9-3, and ilbuqnerque beat the West xas champs, from San An ; onio, 3-1. ' North Little 'Rock, tho Ar- Home Plate Ballet New: York's Celerlno Sanchez 10) slides Into home after Frllz Peterson singled In the fourth inning Sanchez tried Frcehan was -nailing with to score from second on the the ball. play but Detroit catcher Bill .. (AP Wlrephoto) As Jets Eye NFL Season Success Depends On Joe Namath " NEW YORK (AP) -- What it comes down to for. the New York Jets--as it seems lo every season--is Joe Namath'. · · " · . s Two years ago,- Namath! was knocked out of, action by a' broken wrist in the season's fourth game. His streak of regular^ season inactivity ran .'. to 19 Barnes when, in the opening exhibition" contest last year,, he damaged ligaments in his left knee. . *But he returned to the field in explosive fashion, coming off the bench to-complete 11 of 27 passes for 258 yards, including touchdowns of : 57, 20 and 22 Traveler Called Up By Cardinals ? LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Carl Sawalski, general manager of the Arkansas Travelers, said Tuesday that Rick Folkers, a left-handed relitf pitcher for the Arkandsas Travlers, has been called up to the St. Louis Cardinals' AAA team at Tulsa. ·° The Cardinals are sending right-handed relief pitcher Jose Lopez to Arkansas from Class A Cedar Rapids to replace Folkers. ;, Parachute Standings tTAHLEQUAH, Okla., (AP) France's J.C. Armaing and Czechoslovakia's J. Post?chal w.ere tied for first today in the third round of individual style event at the llth World Para : oliuting Championships. IM. Baleux · of France occupied first place among the women competitors. tFirst Meeting ·NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tulane rand Southwestern Louf- sian.v will meet in football for the first time in 44 years when th'ey play-here Oct. 5, 1974. .Announcement of the one- game agreement, made by the two schools Tuesday, renews a rivalry that began in 1911 with Tulane winning all. ID games played before the series was dropped in 1930. yards against San Francisco in the Jets 10th game of the 1971 National Football League season. Now he says his chronically weak knees iare- fine and he's ready to play full ,tifne: If Nam- ath avoids injury, the Jets believe the spirit that he arouses on the field will give them the momentum they need for a run at the Super Bowl. But what Namath needs, of course, is men to throw to--and that's where the Jets could be hurting.'- · As of now, their starling wide receivers are Don Maynard and Eddie Bell. Maynard,. a 13-year veteran, holds the all-lime: pro .record for receiving yardage^'with 11,306 yards. -· Bell, .starting his :third .season, is. exceptionally fast, but his problem is size--or lack of it. He's only 5-foot ; 10, 163 pounds. His ability to withstand :he rigors of a full season without getting, as one teammate p u t " it, "broken in "half," is questionable. The- Jets thought Ihey'd solved their receiving problems when they made Jerome Bark- urn their No. 1 draft choice. But the 6-3, 215-pounder from Jackson State hasn'Ujoined the team and is holding' out for more money. So if either Maynard or Hell are sidelined, it would leave the receiving jobs to untested players. And if Namalh is hurt again, it would be .up to Bob. Davis, a scrambling, ' roll-out quarterback who started seyen games last season, to carry the load. The Jets already are hurting at tight end, where Rich Caster may miss as much as six weeks, with torn 'ligaments. Gary Arthur, a three-year veteran,-is thejtenfative. starter,". Running backs? . "W.fe've. got more of them than we know what to do with," says Coach Weeb Ewbank. Emerson Boozer and John Riggins are the top two, and Matt Sneli, virtually idle with injuries the past two years, is healthy again. · The offensive line is one of the Jets' strongest points, with center John Schmitt, guards Randy Rasmussen and Dave Herman and tackles Bob Svihus and Winston Hill, The defense, too, is solid -providing it can avoid the injuries that hit nine of the 11 starters last year. r' At: the" ends will be Gerry Philbin ahid Mark Lomas, with John Little and John Elliott at the tackles.-- The veteran line- backing'trio is Ralph Baker, Al Atkinson and Lary Grahtham, who have been playing together for seven years. But the secondary, comprised of cornerbacks John Dockery and Earlie Thomas and safeties Gus HoildhTon" and W.K. Hicks, neds more consistency. Steve O'Neal remains the punier, despite his 38.8-yard average; last, "year., Bobby Howfield ''5s. .the No.'-l place-kicker, although he connected on only eight of 19'field goal attempts in 1971. Grant Guthrie and rookie Richard Ciemny i challenging for his job.. 1 The Jets haven't had a winning record the past two seasons, but, with a healthy Nam- ath, they fcelteve"this is the season that will once again make them a club to fear. Y?ung Life Edges Jaycees Y o u n~g Life edged the Fayelteville Jaycees 12-10 last Western Division slow pitch Softball action. Steve Carney was the winning pitcher while Tom Dorey was charged with the loss, Larry Farthing paced Young Life with three, runs while Bill Cooksey scored four runs for the'Jaycees and Dave Nickels socked a home run for the Jaycees. Tournamenl Opens NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) -The state American Legion baseball tournament opene here today with defending champion Blytheville meetinj Pine Bluff in a first-rounc game of the double-elimination event. Tournament finals were sel for Sunday. Slugger And Boss AflsaU first UsemiB Henry TlJP'V, '*"· P*** 11 Tu«»d»y *Hh his munagfr, Eddie Ma- thews, Malhewt'WM Mondiy tp repUc* Liunan Harris as manager of the Braves. (AP. Wirtphoto) n Babe Ruth Tournament ., , Hackensack Possible Site Arkansas Team Still Alive kiinsns champion, defeated llio liost McAlcslar team, 5-1, Tiles- (tny. . " ' ' · ' The; unbeaten Now Orleans and Albuquerque .tcmns mepl lit 8,, witli losers bnickct gnmes tonight between Noi'lli Little Rock mid Mlflmi iintl Squthwefl-.Austin, Ensl Texas champion and. Snu Antonio. The regional tournament winds itp Saturday. Tlie 'winner goest to tho Babe Until nnltannl championship tournament M Pine Bluff, Ark., Aug. 21-18. New York Teams Eye Move TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Now York Knlcks ..and New York Uangors Imvo been conducting ' "serious talks" with tlio New Jersey Sports Authority concerning a possible) nwllch to the proposed sports complex In tho llackcnsack Meadowlands, A source close to the Sports Authority confirmed Tuesday night that the talks were started two months ago with the ap- proval of Gov. Wllliiiu T. Cah- lll. Tho source discounted thnt Madison Square Garden, Inc., which owns llio two successful teams, was iisinR the talks us H squeeze play to gel property tax relief In New York City. "That's what people said when we talked to the New York Giants,' he said, referring the planned move of the professional football team to the Mcadowlands sports complex in 1075. , ; · ' Current plnnn call for lha construction of a ',76,000-scni football stadium, a ihai'iiess raco truck and an arena (or tho sports complex. Ho definite specifications havo been ngrqcd upon for the size of the arena, hut it would bo larger, lhan Madison Square Garden, which hits a capacity of 19,500.for has- kelbal games and 17,500-for hockey mulches, ' ·. · Jfc^^ ^^^ ^TLllR B U S I N E S S IS S A V E R YOU MONE Y Center SAVE ON ALL KINDS OF . . . QUALITY DEPARTMENT STORE MERCHANDISE From Wilkes-Barre, Pa. FOR BEST SELECTIONS mJ \4 * · , , ,, O U S I N F - . S I S S A V E R S A V I N G V O U M O N E V

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