The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 24, 1976 · Page 8
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December 24, 1976 PACE 8 HAYS DAILY NEWS NFL Slate Sunday Rams At Minnesota, Steelers In Oakland My CIIIUS SCHEUF UPI Sports Writer The Los Angeles Rams are reminded to take their mittens to Minnesota for this Sunday's National F'ootball Conference champions game against the Vikings. It's expected to be considerably warmer in Oakland, though, for the American Football Conference's Befort Retail Liquor Store NOW OPEN 22O8 Vine Hays across the street from the Coachman's Inn 300 E. 23rd May Christmas bring you happy hours and shining memories. Thinking of you, dear friends, and saying "thanks." Dinges Oil, Inc. Hays, Ks. championship game between the Raiders and the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. With temperatures in the teens and wintry winds whipping across the Minnesota flatland, the visitors from sunny Southern California will have to battle the elements as well as the Vikings. It used to be the worse the weather, the bigger the advantage for the Vikings. But the Vikings have a new look this season with an explosive offense centered around Tarkenton and wide receivers Sammie White and Ahmad Rashad. Clearly, the Vikings will be hoping for dry weather Sunday in order to deploy their air attack. Conversely, the Rams appear better suited for an "off-track" as running backs Lawrence McCutcheon and John Cappelletti each gained 100 yards in a 10-10 tie against the Vikings earlier this season. In that game, Minnesota's Chuck Foreman and Brent McClanahan combined for only 59 yards. And while a good football game is expected in Minnesota, war is forecast for Oakland. "I think people are expecting to see the Little Big Horn out there," Pittsburgh defensive end Dwight White said. The Pittsburgh-Oakland rivalry has been pro football's bitterest since 1973 when Jack Tatum batted down a Terry Bradshaw pass, which Franco Harris scooped up at his shoetops and carried into the end zone for the winning touchdown in the final seconds of a playoff game. Lawsuits are being served on Pittsburgh Coach Chuck Noll for referring to the Raiders' defensive back George Atkinson as part of the "criminal element" in the NFL. Additionally, Atkinson gave the Steelers' top wide receiver, Lynn Swann, a concussion with a blow from • behind in Pittsburgh's season- opening loss to the Raiders. "I think it's going to be a high intensity game, with some vicious hitting out there," White said. Enjoying The View Colorado',! picture day In the Orange Bowl Thursday took on an added dimension when Miss Miami Beach, Molly McLane, showed up to pose with the team after their official portrait. Enjoying the view are the co-captains, Bart Roth (55), Charlie Johnson (72), Don Hasselbeck (89) and Emery Moorehead as well as the rest of the team. (UPI Photo) Long Beach Gets Good otball mere, wnue saiu. f»i f ^% steps Down i News, Then Loses Gome The Ellis Railroader cross country team — 1976 Class 2A State Champions — will have a new coach next fall. R.D. "Rocky" Rorabaugh, who also serves as superintendent of the Ellis school district, has asked to be relieved of his coaching duties to devote more time to the details involved in construction of a new high school building in the district. During the seven years Rorabaugh served as coach of the Ellis harriers, his teams defeated 82 per cent of their opponents. The Railers were Mid-Continent League and Regional champions the last two years finishing third in the State Meet a year ago and winning the championship this season. "You have to have good kids to have a winner, and that's what, we've had the past seven years," Rorabaugh said. "I think coaching young athletes is the most satisfying and rewarding job in the world, but my position as superintendent supersedes the coaching .assignment. I'm really going to miss it," he added. Dean Lavielle, biology instructor and former Fort Hays State athlete, will succeed Rorabaugh as cross country coach at Ellis High School next fall. By United Press International Long Beach State received word Thursday night the NCAA was lifting its athletic probation effective Jan. 5, then went out and celebrated by losing to Montana, 77-75, for their fourth loss in 104 games at the Long Beach Arena. The end of the probation means Long Beach State football and basketball teams will not be barred from television appearances or postseason competition after Jan. 5. "This is the best holiday present possible," Long Beach State President Stephen Horn 1 said after the NCAA's announcement. "They (the 49ers' athletes) have waited patiently for this moment. Now our teams are ready and anxious to meet any and all comers." He was proved wrong less than a few hours later. Montana guard Kirk Ro- choleau scored with 19 seconds left in the game to lift the Grizzlies over the 49ers. M.R. Richardson, a 6-5 forward, scored 28 points and 6-10 Lee Johnson added 24 to lead Montana to its sixth victory in eight games. Long Beach State got 12 points apiece from Richard Johnson, Donnie Martin and highly touted freshman Michael Wiley as the 49ers' record dropped to 6-3. Alabama also had good reason to celebrate as the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide won the Carolina Classic with a 67-62 victory over South Carolina. Freshman Robert Scott came off the bench and scdred 12 of his 14 points in the second half to lead Alabama to its eighth victory without a loss this season. ~ Guard T;R. Dunn, an strong defensive player was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, after scoring 15 points in the victory over the Gamecocks. Jackie Gilloon scored 18 points for South'Carolina.' Georgetown won thrrd place in the tournament with a 60-40 romp over Harvard as Derrick Jackson and Ed Hopkins each scored 12 points for the Hoyas. Roy Hamilton sank four free throws and Jim Spillane and Wilbur Olinde added two apiece in the final 58 seconds to give eighth-ranked UCLA a 59-55 victory over William & Mary. Brad Holland led the UCLA scoring with 11 points and Hamilton added 10. 'Matt Courage led William & Mary with 18 points. Utah's Greg Deane .scored the six points in overtime to top Weber State, 88-81. Deane and Jeff Judkins had 20 points each for- the Utes and Jeff Jonas added 19 although his string of consecutive free throws ended at 42, a school record. Bruce Collins of Weber State scored a game- high 28 points. Minnesota edged Kansas State, 62-60, on guard Ray Williams' layup in the final minute. Mike Thompson led the Minnesota scoring with 16 points. Greg Ballard scored 15 points and Rob Closs nine to lead Oregon to a 42-38 victory over Grambling. In other major games, Rutgers edged Pittsburgh, 8177; Memphis State routed TCU, 116-72; Drake beat Illinois State, 80-67; Arkansas defeated Tulsa, 81-66; Oklahoma City edged Texas, 66-65; Stanford beat St. Mary's, 87-75, and Washington defeated Seattle-Pacific, 6343. Buffs Stress Passing MIAMI (UPI) — Colorado coach Bill Mallory Thursday stressed passing in the Buffs' preparation for the New Year's night clash with Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. Mallory said he wanted the passing to balance with the running attack in the face of the Ohio State, which "I compare to Nebraska, which we feel is the best in our conference." Colorado also worked of defense against the Buckeyes' quarterbacks, Rod Gerald and Jim Pacenta. Gerald and Pacenta, as it turned out Thursday, were the only bright spots in coach Woody Hayes' two-hour morning workout. He said they passed well but on the whole, "It was not a good practice. The running backs did not have a g9od day." Ernie D May 'Bah, Humbug' Gift Imported Blended Scolch Whisky • 86 Piool • i>1976jW OJnl DislillnsCo . N.Y., N Y. Serve Dant Scotch. \bu can afford to be merry, too. MORE VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY. By CHRIS SCIIERF UPI Sports Writer Excuse Ernie DiGregorio if he "Bah, humbugs" his Christinas gift from Phoenix' Ricky Sobers. Ever since coming into the National Basketball Association, DiGregorio has been trying to ignore the nickname "Ernie No D," a reference to his reputed defensive shortcomings. But Sobers may have stuck the Buffalo guard with that sobriquet per- manently Thursday night. Sobers, known, primarily as a defensive specialist, scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Suns to a 107-92 victory over the Braves. Even more damaging to DiGregorio was what Sobers had to say after the game. "I tried to be more offensive minded against him," Sobers said of DiGregorio. "I feel I can take him one-on-one because of my height advantage and because he has the reputation of not being a good Happy Hoping the beautiful memories of a family Christmas will be shared by you and those you love. Brown Shoe Fit Co. In The Village Shop defensive player. I think he really is the weak link in Buffalo's defense." The Suns' victory ended a four-game losing streak. DiGregorio also had a tough night offensively as he scored only 11 points. The Suns' guards scored 69 points as Paul Westphal scored 22 and reserves Ron Lee and Dick Van Arsdale had 11 and 8, respectively. John Shumate was high for Buffalo with 26 points. In other games Thursday night, Indiana edged the New York Nets, 96-94; San Antonio beat Washington, 118-116; Chicago defeated Atlanta, 10195; Milwaukee topped Golden State, 107-92, and Denver routed Seattle, 123-95. Pacers 96, Nets 94: Billy Knight scored a three- point play with 28 seconds remaining to cap a 10-point Indiana comeback in the final two minutes for a victory over the Nets. Knight finished with 32. John Williamson led New York with 28 points. Spurs 118, Bullets 116: Larry Kenon scored 26 points to lead San Antonio to victory as Washington's Elvin Hayes missed a last-second' tap, which would have tied the game. Hayes had 32 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Bullets. Bulls 101, Hawks 95: Mickey Johnson scored 26 points to lead Chicago to its eighth victory in the last 10 games, Artis Gilmore had 23 points for the Bulls, while Lou Hudson scored 22 to lead Atlanta, which lost its fourth straight. Bucks 107, Warriors 92: Bobby Dandridge scored 22 points and Milwaukee scored the game's final eight points to record its third straight victory. Gus Williams led the Golden State scoring with 26 points. Nuggets 123, SuperSonics 95: David Thompson scored a season-high 38 points and Bobby Jones added 20 by extending his string of consecutive field goals to a team- record 17 over a two-game period to lead Denver to an easy victory. Tom Burleson scored 17 points to lead Seattle, which lost its fifth straight game. We want to thank our. many friends for your concern and support. You have given hope to those we serve. Development Services Of N W Kansas 317 West 16th - Hays Homer B. 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