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HAYS DAILY NEWS PAGE 9 December 17, 1976 Tony Perez Happy, Sad About Trade CINCINNATI (UPI) -Tony Perez was perspiring even though the temperature was in- the 20's. "I'm nervous," Perez explained after the announcement Thursday that he and lefthanded relief pitcher Will McEnaney had been , traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Montreal Expos for Woodie Fryman, a 36-year-old lefthanded starter, and bale Murray, a 26-year-old right- handed relief pitcher. "I happy and I sad," said. Perez. Happy because he had just signed a multi-year contract with the Expos which gives him the security he had sought for himself and his family. And sad because he's leaving the many friends — players and fans — he has gained since first signing with the Reds' organization as a teen-ager fresh out of the sugar cane fields of his native Cuba in 1960. "Security," said the 34- year-old Perez, explaining his primary reason for not vetoing a trade which takes him from a world cham- pionship club and places him on a team which finished last' in the National League's Eastern Division with a 55-107 won-lost record, worst in the majors in 1976. "Montreal give me a no-cut, no-trade contract and promise me I play regularly. The salary figures are good ... so are the years." However, he would not reveal the length of the pact or the salary. Perez' 1976 salary with the Reds was estimated at $150,000. And, he was anticipating a handsome raise for the upcoming season. A Perez trade had been rumored for the past two years. That he should eventually depart, even in the face of heavy fan criticism, was inevitable. Perez, who boasts a .283 career batting average and has been the Reds' most consistent RBI man the past several years, was well aware that the Reds wanted to make room at first base for 25-year- old Danny Driessen. And, Perez had informed the Reds' brass he would rather be traded than remain with the club and wind up being platooned. McEnaney, a 24-year-old lefthanded relief pitcher, had a frustrating season (2-4, 7 saves 4.88 ERA) but emerged as one of the club's brightest stars in the four-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the World Series. Both Fryman and Murray already are signed to two-year contracts, an important factor in these days when a player can become a free agent by refusing to sign a 1977 contract and playing out his option. Fryman, 36, said the trade was a dream come true. •;Winding up my career pitching for a championship club like the Reds in a city less than two hour drive from my home is a real thrill." Fryman, who was 13-13 with a 3.38 earned run average for Montreal in 1976, owns a farm near Ewing, Ky., which is 90 miles from Cincinnati. Murray appeared in 81 games last season and had a 49 won-lost record and a 3.27 ERA. Cleamons Leads Cavs To Victory Over Pacers By FRED LIEF UPI Sports Writer Jim Cleamons, an apprentice to'Jerry West when he played for Los Angeles, is his own man with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 6-foot-4 guard scored a season-high 19 points Thursday night to lift the Cavaliers to a 111-105 victory over the Indiana Pacers that broke Cleveland's five-game losing streak. "I just take what they give me," said Cleamons, who hit six of eight shots in the second half, including five straight points in the third quarter as the Pacers began to draw close. Indiana trailed 66-52 at the half but opened the third quarter with seven straight points. Cleamons, in his sixth NBA season, rode the bench as a rookie for the Lakers but did not waste his chance to watch at close range the talents of Los Angeles' backcourt, West and Gail Goodrich. Cleveland, which began the season at a brisk clip, has slipped over the past two weeks but still leads the Central Division with a 17-9 mark, one-half game ahead of the Houston Rockets. Joe Morgan Is Tops In Majors KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) — Cincinnati second baseman Joe Morgan, often described as the most complete player in the major .leagues, Thursday was named to receive the National League Player-of- the-Year award at the 6th Annual Kansas City Baseball Awards Dinner Jan. 29. In 1976, • Morgan became only the second player in National League history to win a second straight MVP award. Ernie Banks won back-to-back honors for the Chicago Cubs in 1958 and 1959. During 1976, Morgan ranked second in the National League with 111 runs batted in and 60 stolen bases and was fifth in the league with 27 home runs and a .320 batting average. He led the league with a .576 slugging percentage and 114 walks. He also got the Reds started towards a four-game sweep over the New York Yankees in the 1976 World Series when he homored in the bottom of the first series of the opening 'game. In addition to winning back- to-back MVP awards, Morgan won the 1965 National League Rookie-of-the-Year award, has been a six-time all-star and has won four Gold Gloves. Other awards to be presented at the dinner will be George Brett as Royals' Player-of-theYear and Mark Littell as Royals' Pitcher-of- the-Year. "You have to mind your P's and Q's to play Indiana but they can't defense me too many ways," said Cleamons, who also handed out five assists and grabbed four rebounds. The Cavaliers, who rely on a balanced attack, had six players in double figures, with Campy Russell scoring 19 points and Austin Carr and Bobby Smith 17 each. Billy Knight, Indiana's 6- foot-6 swing man, led all scorers with 30 points despite missing his nine of his first 11 shots. ' In the only other games in the NBA, Kansas City defeated the New York Nets 100-90 and Houston downed Atlanta 118-107. Kings 100, Nets 90 Ron Boone scored 21 of his game-high 29 points in the second half as Kansas City topped the Nets to snap a four- game losing streak.' Scott Wedman added 20 for the Kings and Jim Eakins had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Nate Archibald, in his first appearance in Kansas City since being traded to New York, scored 20 points, while John Williamson added 12 for the cold-shooting Nets. Kansas City's Brian Taylor was carried from the court on a stretcher and later hospitalized after he fell to the floor after taking a shot. Rockets 118, Hawks 107 Rudy Tomjanovich scored 36 points and Moses Malone hit seven straight points in the fourth quarter to fire Houston past Atlanta. Rockets rookie John Lucas added 18, while Lou Hudson had 32 and John Drew 26 for Atlanta. Cardinal Line All Worth 'All Pro'Title: Dobler ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Conrad Dobler says the entire St. Louis offensive line should be going to the Pro Bowl. "We're a unit," Dobler said. "Without Bob Young and Roger Finnic we won't be complete." Dobler, tackle Dan Dierdorf and center Tom Banks were chosen this week to the first team of the NFC squad selected for the Pro Bowl. The trio also was selected to UPI's NFC allstar team. Young and Finnic, the other half of the Cardinal offensive line which allowed the fewest quarterback sacks (17) in the NFL for the third straight year, were not picked for either team. "For some reason people find it difficult to put five people from the same line in the Pro Bowl," Dobler said. Banks believes the lack of recognition for Young and Finnic may be because of personalities and not abilities. "I've got long hair and a beard, Conrad has his nasty reputation and Dan's just a big man all around," Banks said. "The three of us are loud. Roger and. Bob have quieter personalities. But they both have played outstanding ball the last two years and haven't got the recognition they deserve." "I don't know if they're the quiet side of the line," added Dierdorf, "but they are the most under-publicized. It's just difficult for all five of us to get the same amount of notoriety. "Bob and Roger are in the same class as Ed White and Ron Yary (the two players selected in their place), but they just don't get the publicity," Dierdorf said. Banks and Dierdorf agree they have Dobler to thank for the recognition the line has received. Dobler's antics, sometimes described as illegal and immoral, con- Wiggin Gets New Three- Year Pact A Happy Winner Thomas Mor* trap's Dal* Schmidt Lyons wrostllng dual Thursday night, receives the winning treatment from The Monarch*, coming from behind, assistant coach Fr. 6reg after picking won the Mid State League matchup and up a superior 14-2 decision In the TMP- raised their overall record to 2-1. IMP Wrestlers Scramble Around To Defeat Lyons LYONS — When Don Breit made his first appearance of the season, he ignited a comeback as the Thomas More Prep Monarchs came from far behind to down the Lyons Lions in the Mid-State League wrestling dual Thursday night. Breit, who was one of coach Bob Threlkel's top grapplers last season, had a change of heart, as he had planned not to take part in the sport this season. Although Breit had just joined the squad this week, he still came through with an impressive 14-6 decision in the 145-pound class. At the time of Breit's superior decision, the Monarchs had fallen behind 22-3. The lone three TMP points during the first seven matches came from senior Paul Harvey on a decision in the 132-pound class. After Breit's four points, Mark Schmidt in the 155- pound class scored a fall, to close the gap to nine, 22-13. Dale Schmidt followed and edged the Monarchs within four, 22-18, as he, too, scored a superior decision, beating Donnie McKinnis in the 167- pound class, 14-2. The Monarchs then easily won the dual as both Dave Werth in the 185-pound class, and Brian Dreiling in the heavyweight received forfeits. The forfeit boosted Dreiling's overall record to 80. The^vin for the Monarchs was their second straight, after losing the season opener to Lamed. The next action for the Monarchs will be in the tough Hays High Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Hays Junior High gym. Only five matches- took place in B-team competition, and of the five, the Monarchs won only one and were defeated by a score of 23-5. The lone win for the young Monarchs came from freshmen Cecil Schmidt in the 138- pound class as he scored a Great Bend School Kennedy Ill* GREAT BEND — The Kennedy Irish dropped both the varsity and junior varisty games,to Harrison of Great Bend in eighth grade basketball competition last Wednesday. The Kennedy varsity, ice cold, lost 29-16, while the Jay vees were defeated 37-27. The Kennedy A-teamers who managed only two points in the first quarter and three in the second, trailed at halftime, 15-5. With four points each to take scoring honors for Kennedy were Doug Dreiling and Jeff Hertel. Curt Dinkel had three, Kevin Braun and Jeff Schmidt two each and Joe Camerata • one.. High for Great Bend was Dirk White with nine. B-team scorers for Kennedy were Don Legleiter with 11, Dave Urban and Galen Gottschalk four each, and Dale Kisner, Nate Wahlmeier, Don Wilkerson and Dino Fields two each. McAtte was high for Harrison with 14. superior 13-4 decision over Jim LaTourell. The four TMP wrestlers who suffered setbacks were Pat Vitztum on a fall in the 98- pound class, Tim Kidd on a 152 decision in the 112-pound class, Tom Kaiser on a fall in the 119-pound class, and Dan Gottschalk on a fall in the 126- pound class. 98-pound class — Robin Pfeifer was decisioned by Todd Bauer, 11-2. 105-pound class — Mike Hirsh was ( pinned in the first period, (0:08) by Link Evans. 112-pound class — Mark Klaus was decisioned by James Smith, 4-0. 119-pound class — Kevin Gottschalk was decisioned by Dan Latourell, 4-3. 126-pound class — Jim Brull was decisioned by Ron Wait, 7-0. 132-pound class — Paul Harvey decisioned Brad Teeter 4-0. 138-pound class — Dale Pfeifer was decisioned by Bruce Hanston, 6-2. 145-pound class — Don Breit decisioned Don Stegman, 14-6. 155-pound class — Mark Schmidt pinned John Cedeno in the (Second period (1:29). 167-pound class — Dale Schmidt decisioned Donnie McKinnis, 14-2. 185-pound class — Dave Werth received a forfeit. • Heavyweight — Brian Dreiling received a forfeit. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been 5-9 the last three seasons, but owner Lamar Hunt says there has been a change for the positive in the play of the team. And to show his appreciation to coach Paul Wiggins, whose original three- year contract was to expire at the end of the 1977 season, Hunt Thursday announced a three-year extension of the agreement. "No one ever said this was going to be an easy job," Hunt said. "We are not satislfed with a 5-9 record but if we had been realistic six months ago I think we would have felt a 2-12 would have been possible. "Paul has taken on a workman's like job and we like the way he attacked it and the respect he has developed in the NFL and in the city," said Hunt. "Our goal is to be 23-0 in a season and that is what Paul is working towards. "That means winning everyone of our preseason games, all 14 of our regular season games and three post-season games." Wiggin, who was named to replace Hank Stram, the only other coach in the Chiefs' history, in January, 1975, said he appreciated the vote of confidence from , the Chiefs front office. "What this does is show me the people I respect respect me," Wiggin said. "If someone believes in me I'm going to give them all I've got. This show me the people believe in me." General manager Jack Steadman said Wiggin's relationship with the players was a major factor In the extension. He said the Chiefs felt the longer contract also would be beneficial In case the NFL did not have a draft this year and the teams had a bidding battle between themselves to sign college players. "If we get into a recruiting war it Is Important for the players to know who they are going to play for," Steadman said. "It is Important for our players and the players we recruit to see stability and progress in our program. "It would have been a bad situation to have Paul placed under a win or else situation In his third year," he said. "That makes It very easy for a coach to trade the future for the present." Hays Merchants Basketful Results IMorl's Const. 101 Double AA OR Retorts - Woodworth .16, Harper JO, DowllngllandApellO. Double AA — Klcdy 31, Sullivan 15, Johnson Unnd Locke 13. Share Corp. 131 AlcoM Share — SUivcn 10, Itoblnaon 33. Wagner 16, Creamer IB, Slice 18 and Feltls 1(1, Alco — Emmc 14, Tony May 10. Trl-Ccntral78 Mall (17 TrlOntrul - Keller It, Scott 10, Welzol 16. Mali - Ucoughcr 16, domiciling 11. Share 98 Double AA 84 Share — Flotls IB, Creamer 13, Babcock 14, Stavcn 14, Robinson 18 and Wagner 14. Double AA — Illcdy 3B, Bunker 10 and Sullivan 12. Clemson Destroys Biscayne Bobcats College Basketball Roundup By United Press International Unbeaten Clemson blew past Biscayne Thursday night like a late-season hurricane. The 14th-ranked Tigers battered .the Bobcats 94-42 to boost their record to 7-0 as Stan Rome scored 17 points and Greg Coles added 16. Clemson led by eight midway through the first half, then the destruction began. The Tigers ran off stretches of 14 and 11 straight points and eventually led at the half, 4417. Wayne "Tree" Rollins, a 7- fool-2 center, scored 11 points for Clemson, blocked four shots and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Tigers outrebounded Biscayne, 43-35. • .,'/• Richard Hardee scored 11 points and Mike La Prete 10 for Biscayne, now 1-5 on the year. FHS Gymnasts To Face WSU Fort Hays State's women's gymnastics team travels to Wichita Saturday to compete with Wichi,ta State University in the first road meet of the young season. Coach Marilyn Brightman's squad will be looking for its first win this year after a loss to South Dakota State last Friday in their opening meet. FHS was led by freshman Laurie Balerud, who tied for Second in the all-around competition with 26.20 pts. She also tied for second in the floor exercise event with teammate Micki Armstrong with 7.85 pts. each. The meet with Wichita will be the last competition for the Tigerettes before Christmas break. They resume action Saturday Jan. 22 when they host Northwest Missouri and Emporia State in Gross Memorial Coliseum. FIRST PROS CINCINNATI (UPI) - The Cincinnati Reds, winner of their second straight World series in 1976, were the first professional baseball team. stantly are scrutinized by sportswriters and television cameras. "They put that isolated camera on him, hoping to find him punching or tripping, and they see the best guard in the league," Dierdorf said of Dobler. "I would like to think my reputation has helped all the offensive linemen in the league," Dobler said. "We are not nonentities out there, we are people." The three said the postseason honors were nice, but said they would trade all the accolades for one playoff game. "It goes without saying that we would have enjoyed being in the playoffs," Dobler said of the Cardinals, who finished with a 10-4 record. "There are four teams in the playoffs that we beat this year. "I know one thing though, there's going to be hell to pay next year." Large Quantity Of Fresh Cut Christinas Trees 150 Only T Per Tree Any Christmas.Tree In Stock 121 East 11th Hay* Formerly Sidney Beauty College & Tup per ware Warehouse Building Open 1?00 P.M. 'till 8:00 P.M. There afe some people who know precisely what they want In a fine whiskey. They want a true sour mash whiskey, made the time- honored traditional way, and aged six full years In oak casks. And they're not swayed by fancy prices. That's why those people search out Kentucky Gentleman Sour Mash Whiskey. Because some people won't settle for less of a whi skey. Even a more expensive one. Kentucky Gentleman. Sour Mash. Straight from Kentucky And proud of it. *— You can see all the fascinating lore ot whiskey-making at the Barton Distillery and Museum of Whiskey History in Bardstown, Ky. Make it a point to drop in if you're out our way.

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