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Carl Porter CITIZEN SPORTS EDITOR Tucson (Eilizcn The First Is The Toughest My old high school English teacher told me a long time ago that the most important parts of any story are the beginning and the end. The wise old heads in this sports writing game iing out in unison on one bit of advice for us relative youngsters: "The first and the last columns are the tough ones." , This is my first column as sports editor of the Citizen. I don't know about the last -- I hope I won't for many, many years to come -- but this first one is Just as rough as they said it would be. ; Some of the excitement of a new position and its ·.responsibilities has worn off. Now, mixed with the thrill of promotion, is a little regret. .; When the Citizen announced Thursday that George ;McLeod was being promoted from the position of sports editor to a position on the editorial and policy-making staff of this newspaper, it announced a service and a sacrifice. It announced a service to the community, which will benefit from his keen reportorial curiosity and interpretation of the news. It also announced a sacrifice for the Citizen sports pages and the Arizona sports scene. : The Highest Honor: Respect ; George is answering a bigger challenge on a much broader scope. But I know that he leaves our cubbyhole corner of the newsroom with many regrets, including the regrets of many of us still on the sports beat. ' He won many honors, the highest available to an Arizona sports writer. But his greatest honor in a long career of sports writing has to be the respect Which he commanded in the ranks of this profession. Respect, to me, is a giant of a word. And George had the highest respect of writers in our city, our state and across the country. Reporting is not as easy as simply passing a high school English course. Sports reporting is particularly hard in an area which is super-charged with emotion. * Logic is a word foreign to the sports world. Fear, ·love, hate, joy and despair are our next door neighbors. -The writer who praises a team's performance is a ^"hometowner," an immature "rah-rah boy." But the I writer who critizes an effort is an even bigger bum, ·even more immature, irresponsible, incapable, vindic- ative, etc. ; The fact is we are reporters. Reporters who are ^obligated to report the whole story -- the good, the Imediocre and the bad. George McLeod was one of ;the best. I A Statement Of Policy f Those of us who have worked under George over ·the last 10 years are proud of the standards he has f brought to the Citizen sports pages. j This column, then, is a statement of policy. It is ^notice that the Citizen intends to continue to demand ·the same -standards of quality in its sports reporting jand to continue to strive forward toward the same *goals for which George was working. i I have inherited a fine staff. Men such as Glen ·* . _ _ tTrump, Bill Davidson, John Lindblom and Ed Jordan *are experienced and -- most important -- dedicated ;to their profession. I We will report the sports scene, regardless of how 'unpopular the heroes in our reports . . .or how popular ;the goats. We promise you to make a sincere effort · not to let our personal likes and dislikes overshadow ;our objective judgements. | It is not our duty to write about a Little Leaguer 'to "give him some recognition." It is our duty to Iwrite about which the public is interested in reading. IWe are not in the business of "giving" recognition, but 'of "paying" it to those who have earned it. \ I end this first column by saying goodbye to a Isports-writing teacher and hello to a sports-minded Ipublic. SPORTS CALENDAR I TODAY · 8 p.m.--Dog racing, Tucson Greyhound Park. TOMORROW ,' 8 a.m.--Arizona State Gallery Rifle Championship Bear Down Gym. ·· 9:30 a.m. -- Arizona State .Trapshoot, Tucson Trap a n d ·Skeet Club. ', 4 p.m. -- Citizen Classic Bowling Tournament, C o p a Bowl. 6:30 p.m. --High school track, Sunnyside at Salpointe. 8 p.m.--Dog racing, Tucson Greyhound Park. MONDAY 1:30 p.m. -- Exhibition baseball, California Angels vs. Cleveland Indians, Hi Corbett Field. Nicoll To Coach South All-Stars BENSON (Special)--Pueblo Basketball Coach John Nicoll has been selected to coach the South all-stars in this sum" mer's Arizona State Coaches Association classic. Nicoll coached the Warriors to a 16-4 record this season and the school's first 4AA championship. His 5-year record is only 27-47, but Nicoll's clubs have posted 26-12 records the last two seasons. Thus, Nicoll becomes the third Tucson basketball coach to direct the South all-stars in as many season. Galen Kintner of Catalina was last summer's coach and Ed Nymeyer of Flowing Wells coached the 1963 team. There were not any all-star games in 1964. Tuba City's Mike Gray was selected to coach the North __stars in the Aug. 19 game. Nicoll and Gray will select their respective squads later this month. All-star coaches are chosen on service, season record and at least two years of continuous association membership. SPORTS I SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1966 PAGES Cal Angels Play Indians Monday At Hi Corbett By GLENN TRUMP Citizen Staff Writer "This is me year we find out whether or not I'm a pitcher," Sudden Sam McDowell modestly declares. And tomorrow the pride of the Cleveland Indians mound staff gets the first inkling of what's ahead when he confronts the power-laden San Francisco Giants at Municipal Stadium in Phoenix. The old rivals opened t h e Cactus League this afternoon at Hi Corbett Field before a standing - room - only crowd. Gary Bell started for the Indians against Gaylord Perry. McDowell, the 6-5, 212-pound fireballer from Verona, Pa., wound up with a 17-11 record last year and the American League's best earned run average, 2.18. Every pennant contender needs a 20-game winner and Southpaw Sam is Cleveland's best bet. As Skipper Birdie Tebbetts comments, "If he isn't a pitcher, I'm no manager." 18-HIT ASSAULT Cat Batters Go Berserk By JOHN LINDBLOM Citizen Staff Writer While Arizona's youthful Wildcats were expected to eventually begin meeting the ball, no one--not even ioach Frank Sanoet--looked for the reception they gave it yesterday. Sancet's singles hitters were still singles hitters in the Cats' 17-2 romp of Pepper dine. But 14 of them? The rampaging Wildcats col lected 18 hits in all off .three Pepperdine pitchers, including a pair of home runs by Eddie Leon and Marty Hall in addition to the 14 one-base hits. "I TOLD them all they have to do is start meeting the ball,' said the grinning Sancet follow ing the victory, which put the Cats over the .500 mark for the first time this season at 4-3. "You really can't tell much by this though," he added thoughtfully, "since it's hard to say how good a team we were up against." The Cats delved into that mat ter today when they met Pepper dine in a double-header at UA Field. , Sancet was particularly de lighted with his bench force which played the biggest r in an8-run seventh inning. OUTFIELDER Jerry Stitt hi safely twice -- a double and ia single -- and scored twice in the inning when he came in to re place starter Neil McNevin. Stitt's one-inning performance the UA coach said, would can him a shot at starting in righ field in place of McNevin today The Cats started slowly yesterday and did not really get the wheels rolling until the fifth inning. But in the fifth, sixth and seventh, t h e y tallied 15 runs. In the seventh, they sent batters to the plate and collected eight hits. LEON'S THREE-RUN home run which cleared the 375-foot mark in left field, was the heftiest blow struck during the assault. Second baseman Ken Kurtz also drove across three r u n s with a sixth-inning triple anc Hall, in addition to hitting a solo inside-the-park clout to leac off the second inning added two more runs with a single in the "It's kinda hot in this 80- degree weather, but when the Cleveland Indians get into a tight spot and Biff can't bear to watch he pulls the hood down over his eyes." Rhoda Aims For Second PB A Title ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - rene Rhoda of Valparaiso, Ind., ill finish no lower than second when he appears in today's inals of the Professional Jowlers Association St. Paul Open; He clinched at least $2,500 -and could collect the $5,000 first prize in the $37,000 tournament --·should he win. The 6-feet-2, 225-pounder was seeded into the title match for eading the field through the 'irst 40 games. Joining Rhoda in the finals will be Mike Limongello of Babylon, N.Y., and Bob Strampe and Dave Soutar, both of Derat. Rhoda finished his 40-game stint with a 9,160 total, including rn bonus pins for winning 14 of his 16 games in yesterday's play. Limongello was second with 8,- J87, Strampe had 8,884 and Soutar totaled 8,835. Rhoda and Limongello are leeking their second P'BA titles his year. Rhoda won the Charotte, N.C., Open and Limongel- o was first at Mobile, Ala. The standings: 1. Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind., 4,985. 2. Mike Limonsello, Babylon, N.Y., 4,8. 3. Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz., 4,936. 4. Bob Strample, Detroit, Mich., 6,897. 5. Jim Stefanlch, Joliet, III., 6,895. 6. Dick Sternberg, Rochester, Minn., 6,41. 7. Dave Soutar, Detroit, 4,827. Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn., 4,803. Ray Koehler, Bayshore, N.Y., 4.7VS. Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif., 6,- Ray Bluth, St. Louis, 4,770. Tom Harnlsch, Buffalo, N.Y., 4,7M. Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz., «,6S1. Roy Lown, El Paso, Tex., «,65J. Chet Cilendzinn, Chicago, 6,At3, rrtu LcnmS, FolrleSi riiiiS, ra., o,. fifth. Joe Vargo, who started for the Waves, was uprooted in the sixth and neither Roy Lewis nor Orville Francuk could halt the rampage. Eddie Southard had three hits off the Pepperdine trio and five other Cats had two each. PEPPERDINE ARIZONA ab r h rbl ab r h rtai LaBelle,cf 2 1 2 0 Nlelesn.lf 0 0 0 0 Southrd.cf Lewis,p 4 2 2 0 Mrtln,ph,rt 1 0 0 0 Leon,ss 4 4 3 5 2 2 .3 Gallger.ss 5 0 0 0 Bayne.lb 3 1 1 Campbll.lb 2 0 2 1 Brtgn.phlb 2 0 0 0 0 0 Kurtz.Zb 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 DWId.phJb 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 3 0 0 Flmg,ph,3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 McNevln,rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 Stitt,ph,rf 2 2 2 BrusherWf 4 Cuzick,3b 3 Frnchk,rf,p 3 0 0 0 Hall,3b Quezada.c WII!Is,2b Vargo.p Kchm,ph,cf 2 0 0 0 Gershon,c 4 1 2 0 Cota Robles.ph 0 1 0 0 McMackln, Ph,c 1 0 1 2 Johnson,D 2 0 0 0 Leslie.ph 1 0 0 0 Phillips,P 1 0 1 1 Totals 30 2 i 2 Totals 4017 HIS Pepperdine ool 001 ooo-- 5 4 3 Arizona Oil 034 80x--17 II 1 E--Quezada, LaBelle, Cuzick, Fleming. 3P--Gallger, Willis and Campbell; Leon, Kurtz and Bayne. LOB--Pepperdine 8, Arizona 9. 2B--Willis, Stitt, Southard. 3B--Kurtz. HR--Hall, Leon. S--LaBelle, Southard. SF--Phillips. PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO Varso (L:0-2) .... 5 6 5 4 4 1 .ewls Franchuk W Johnson (W:l-0) .. « hllllps 3 7 9 5 2 0 5 3 3 2 1 A ! 2 S 3 0 0 0 0 4 WP--Varso. FD--QusisdB. HEP--Csrnp- 1 bell (by Phillips). T--2:40. A--750. VW OWNERS For Your Convenience JAMES MOTORS SERVICE DEPT. Will be open Mon. Frl. Nttes 'til 8:30 Saturday until 5 P.M. Your Authorized V W Dealer for 11 Years 930 E. BROADWAY at Park MA 4-5515 Monday Cleveland returns to Tucson,for its first look at American'League opposition-the Anaheim-based California Angels. Game tune is 1:30 and, unlike today, good seats are available. The Angels, who open their campaign today against t h e Chicago Cubs at Angel Stadium in Palm Springs, Calif., will feature bonus baby Rick Reichardt, comebacke'r Albie Pearson and slugging infielders Jim Fregosi and Norm Siebern. Little Albie, a 5-5 center- fielder, led the Angels last season with a .278 batting average. He set a club record in 1963 with a .304, but fell off to .223 in 1964: Manager Bill Rigney's expected batting order lists Paul Schaal, third; Willie Smith, left; Fregosi, shortstop; Siebern, first;, Reichardt, center; Ed Kirkpatrick, right; Bobby Knoop, second; and Bob Rodgers, catcher. The Tribe arrived home from Mexico City last night after playing two of three scheduled games. Thursday's 1-1 tie was followed yesterday morning's makeup game in which the Tribe defeated the Mexico City Reds, 8-1. Leon Wagner hit a 3-run homer in the third inning and Chico Salmon added a solo homer in the fourth. Angel Albie Pearson The 5-5 centerfielder brings his bubble gum to Tucson Monday --AP, Wlrephoto MINERS WORK OVERTIME Kentucky, TWC Triumph By Associated Press Cool, calm Cazzie Russell and his University of Michigan teammates get their chance to upset the University of Kentucky, the No. 1 college basketball team in the country, in the quarter-finals of 'the NCAA championship tourney 'tonight. Russell, a two-time All-America and the college basketball Player cf the Year, sank two free throws in the last 11 seconds to give Michigan an 80-79 victory over Western Kentucky in the Mideast regionals at Iowa City, Iowa, last night. KENTUCKY, seeking a record fifth national championship, also rallied to defeat Dayton 8679 behind a 34-point spree by All-America Louie Dampier, 22 of them in the second half. Duke, Texas Western and Kansas, the second, third and fourth teams in the final Asso- UTAH *, * * * PACIFIC G f T 4 2-5 lOOdale 17 -8 40 Krullsh 3 4-7 10 Swagerty 3 1-3 7 Fox 5 0-2 10 Parsons 1 0-0 2 Gilbert 1 2-2 4 Sellm 3415-2783 Totals MacKay Ch'bers Ockel Tate Jackson Black Lake Totals Utah . Pacific 41 Fouled out--Krullsh, Pacific. Total fouls--Utah 14, Pacific 19. Attendance 8,846. TEXAS WESTERN CINCINNATI G F T 3 1-2 7 8 3-4 19 6 4-4 16 5 1-2 11 7 3-5 17 0 0 - 0 0 2 0-0 4 31 12-1» 74 4» 34-J3 J3-74 Shed Fl'rnoy Lattin Hill Artis Caser Worsley Totals G F T 0 0 - 9 0 Rolfes 1 0-0 2 Howard 10 9-10 9 Krlck 7 3-4 17 West 4 3-3 11 Foster 5 5-« 15 Rolfes 1 2-2 4Cal'way 2822-2771 Totals O F T 3 4-4 10 1 3-3 5 9 0-0 18 7 S4 19 5 1-2 11 4 1-1 9 2 0 - 0 4 31 14-11 74 M 33 »-7« 7--7« Texas Western Cincinnati 42 J7 Fouled out--Cincinnati, West. Total fouls--Texas Western 15, Cincinnati 18. Attendance 7,800. dated Press poll of the season, also gained the quarter-finals along with Syrcuse, Utah and Oregon State in the other regional play at Raleigh, N.C., Lubbock, Tex. and Los Angeles. Jack Marin sank four free throws in the last'25 seconds to give Duke a 76-74 triumph over the fifth-ranked St. Joseph's Hawks of Philadelphia in the East regionals at Raleigh. Syracuse routed" Davidson 94-78 behind the all-around brilliance of All-America Dave Bing. TEXAS WESTERN came from 10 points back to beat seventh- ranked Cincinnati 78-76 in overtime in the Midwest regionals at Lubbock on Willie Cager's five vital points in the extra period. Kansas wiped out a 58-57 Southern Methodist' lead to whip the Mustangs 76-70. Jerry Chambers scored an arena record of 40 points at UCLA's Pauley Pavillion in Los Angeles to pace Utah over the University of Pacific 83-74. Oregon State, behind by 30-28 at the half, took a 10-point lead in the second half and defeated Houston 63-60. The iqth-ranked Western Kentucky Hilltoppers seemingly had Michigan beaten when Steve Cunningham's jump shot with 27 seconds left gave them a 79-78 lead. Cunningham had latched onto a loose ball that got away from Russell when he slipped. BUT CAZZIE pulled the game out for the Wolverines when he was whacked on tne shoulder by Greg Smith on a jump ball situation in midcourt with 11 seconds on the clock. It was a one- and-one call which meant Cazzie had to make the first free throw to get the second. "When I stepped to that free Get The Gang Together SUNDAY Wk. throw line I said to myself, Cazzie, take your time," Russell said. "You owe these two points to your teammates." Dayton led Kentucky 64-59 midway in the second half before seven straight points by Darnpier put the Wildcats ahead for good, scored 36 Henry points Finkle, who for Dayton, pulled the Flyers to within 76-75 before Kentucky spurted away on six points by Pat Riley. Kentucky Coach Adolph Rupp said Ripley, who finished with 29 points, "played like a real All- America all the way." As for Dampier, who got only 12 points in the first half, Rupp said "if you heard what I said to him between halves you'd know why he started playing better." THE SECOND round action set up these pairings for tonight: At 'Raleigh -- Duke vs. Syracuse. St. Joseph's vs. Davidson, consolation. At Iowa City -- Kentucky vs. Michigan. Dayton vs. Western Kentucky, consolation. At Lubbock, Tex. -- Texas Western vs. Kansas. Cincinnati vs. Southern Methodist, consolation. At Los Angeles -- Utah vs. Oregon State. U of Pacific vs. Houston, consolation. Texas Western twice came from behind 10-point deficits and survived the loss of Nevil Shed to beat Cincinnati. Shed was ejected in the first half for fighting.- David Lattin's 29 points pulled the Miners into a 69-67 lead before Don Rolfe's of Cincinnati tied the regulation game at 69-69 with 30 seconds left. Utah led Pacific by 16 points and survived a Tiger rally that cut the deficit to 75-73 in the closing minutes. Chambers then canned four of his 40 points to [ put the Redskins out of danger. UAGym Champs Repeat BidsByBYU, ASU Repelled "Break Up the Gym-Cats!" That may become a pretty good in-group rallying cry in the Western Athletic Conference. The word-play on the old anti- Yankee slogan gained more validity last night as .the University of Arizona's Wildcats won their fourth straight WAC gymnastics championship. The individual championships in the meet will be settled tonight, starting at 8, in Bear Down Gym. The Cats were pressed by Brigham Young, which finished second with 176.25 to UA's 180.45. Arizona State University, which had been figured for second by most observers, placed just behind in third with 175.70. Utah was fourth with 164.35, and New Mexico fifth. 164.20 . LONS HORSE-], Brighten Yourw, 27.00 (Austin Thatcher, ?.1; Tom French, f.OS; John Marrlswy, t.BS). 2, Arizona State, 26.80 (Skip Johnson, 9.2; Richard Impson, 8.9; Jim Nelson, 8.7). 3, AriZWW, 26.60 (Steffan Monk, 1.95; G«n« Voorftt», «.»; Jack Kenan, 8.75). 4, New Mexico, 24.35 (Bob Smltfi, 1.85; Blalse Blasko, I.I; Mike Sandry, «.7). 5, Utah, 23.30 (Mike Klmball, 8,25; Brent Hal, 8.15; Dave Lavln, «.»). PARALLEL · A R S-l, Arizona, 25.M (Jack Kenan, ».1; Steffan Monk, I.4S; Pat Arnold, 1.05). 2, Brlgnarn Young, 25.55 (Richard Nicholas, ».25; P e r r y Gulnn, 8.45; Tom French, 7.45). 3, 'Arizona State, 24.?S (Skip Johnton, f.(; Richard Impson, 8.3) Lej Christiansen, 1.05). 4, Utah, 24.4S (Mike Klmball, 1.7; Brent Hal, 8.50; Mike Cllssold, 7.25). 5, New Mexico, 24.05 (Btalse Blasko, 1.1; Rich McConnell, B-l; Bob Smith, 7.15). STILL RINGS--1, Brtsham Young, 27.10 (Richard Nicholas, ?-2; Perry Gulnn, ».0; John Morrlssey, l.«. 2, ArlHxw State, 27.0i (Skip Johnson, 9.5; L« Christiansen, 9.35; Richard Impson, 8.2). 3, Arizona, 26.15 (Pat Arnold, 9.05; Jack Kenan, 8.4; Jeff Bennon, 8.5). 4, Utah, 23.90 (Mike Klmball, 8.4; Brent Hak, 1.15; Keith Ahone, 7.15). 5, New Mexico, 23.4S (Mike Sandry, 8.55; Bob Clayton, 7.5; Chris Bryant, 7.4). ALL AROUND--1, Dick Nicholas, BYU, 52.40. 2, Jack Kenan, Arizona, J1.30. 3, Ste ffan Monk, Arizona, 49.45. 4, Brent Hale, Utah, 47.45. 5, Richard Impson, ASU, 47.20. TEAM POINTS--1, Arizona, 180.45. 2, Brigham Young, 174.25. 3, Arizona State, 175.70. 4, Utah, T44.35. 5, New Mexico, 144.20. FLOOR EXERCISE--1, Arizona, 25.95 (Steffan Monk, 8.«5; Jeff Bennon, -8.45; Gene Voorhees, 8.45). 2, Brlaham Young, 25.25 (Tom French, J.70; Dick Nicholas, 8.40; Austin Thatcher; 8.15). 3, Arizona State, 25.00 (Rich Impson, 8.85; Jim Nelson, 8.40; Skip Johnson, 7.75). 4, Utah, 23.45 (Keith Ahone, 1.25; Greg Llzenkerg, 7.90; Dave Lavln, 7.40). S, New Mexico, 22.00 (Robert Clayton, 7.M; Norm Tupper, 7.25; Rich McCbnnell, 4.95). SIDE HORSE-!, Arizona, 24.05 (Dave Doty, 9.35; Jack Kenan, 1.4; Jeff Bennon, 8.3). 2, New Mexico, 23.4 (Tom Gollota, H.B; Blaise Blasko, 1.2; Bob Smith, 4.4). 3, Utah, 22.40 (Brent Hale, 1.4; Richard Green, 7.45; Mike KImble, 4.75). 4, Arizona State, 22JW (Rich Impson, 7.45; Rich Opllnaer, 7.50; Norm Wltham, 7.35). 5, Brigham Young, 20.10 (Dick Nicholas, 8.40; Tom French, 4.45; Randy Stark, 5.25). TRAMPOLINE-1, Arizona State, 25.35 Nick Spann, 9.10; Rich Impson, 8.2; Jim Nelson, 8.05). 2, Utah, 74.75 (Pete Brandt, 8,8; Steve Oliver, 8.0; Dave La- vln, 7.95). 3, Brigham Young, 24.45 (Steve VanWasenen, 9.15; Mick Muhlstein, 1,15; Mike Tovey, 7.15). 4, Arizona, 24.25 (Warren VanDerVoort, 8.15; Jack Kenan, 8.1; Steffan Monk, f.O). 5, New Mexico, 23.40 (Bob Smith, 8.55; Mike Sandry, 8.45; Rick McConnell, 4.40). HIGH BAR--1, Brigham' Young, 24.80 (John Morrlssey, 9.25; Mike Gordon, 1.9; Richard Nicholas, 1.45). 2, Arizona, 25.45 (Steffan Monk, 1.8; Ted Morris, 8.4; Jack ' Kenan, 8.25). 3, Arizona State, 24.05 (Skip ' Johnson, 8.5; Les Christiansen, 8.25; Norman Cox, 7.3). 4, Utah, 21.90 (Brent Hale, 8.2; "Mike Cllssold, 7.45; Mike Klmball, 6.25). 5, New .Mexico, 21.35 (Bob Smith, 7.6; (Bob Clayton, 7.25; Ed Malik, 4.5). at the TUCSON SPEEDWAY 6025 N, (asa Grande Highway FULL SCALE STOCK CAR SHOW Qualifying--1:00 p.m. Trophy Dash--2:00 p.m. Admission ADULTS--$1.50 CHILDREN under 12--25c This is the best 4-wheel drive vehicle It's the LAND-ROVER-the one that's built without compromise. NOW ON DISPLAY HOVER 2000 YEARS AHEAD IN PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY BILL EDEL MOTORS Inc. 2019 N. STONE 623-7549

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