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BU Edges Maine, 7-6 BOSTON (AP)-Sophomore running back Glenn Murphy crashed in from the 1 yard line at 5 43 of the second period to pace Boston University in its season opener to a 7-6 Yankee Conference football victory over the University of Maine Friday night Murphy's touchdown capped a 61-yard drive before 2,424 fans who braved a late-summer downpour. Boston University made its move into Maine territory on sophomore Steve Richards' catch of a 41-yard pass from quarterback Mark Ryll. The first down put Boston Unversity on the Maine 20-yard line, and from there. Murphy took over. The 6-foot, 171-pounder made five consecutive carries for the tally. Terry Zir-ditis kicked the extra point. Quarterback John Cosgrover put the Maine Black Bears within a point early in the final period. He ran over from 15 yards out to finish a 47-yard drive. But Maine failed to tie the game on an after-point attempt. Mike O'Day took a ban snap from center, holding for Jackson Leggett. The ball slipped away on the wet surface and the kick was never made. It was the second consecutive loss for Maine this season, now 0-1 in the Yankee Conference. E3XEXMCD AMERICAN LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Baltimore 3, Cleveland! (1st game) Chicago 4-3, California 0-1 New York at Detroit, N Minnesota, KansasCitySO Ins.) Boston at Milwaukee, N Texas 3, Oakland I STANDINGS EASTERN DIVISION W L 71 M 75 68 75 69 71 71 69 76 66 76 Pet. .542 .524 .521 .500 .476 .456 GB 2'2 3 6 12 New York Boston Baltimore Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit WESTERN DIVISION Oakland Texas Minnesota Kan City Chicago California .572 .531 .500 .490 .466 .400 6 10'i 12 12Vi 25 GML Soccer Sacred Heart 3, Enosburg 0 NEWPORT - Center halfback Brian Tweed scored two goals to spark Sacred Heart to a 3-0 Green Mountain League soccer win over Enosburg here Friday. With under three minutes left in the first period, Tweed gave the Cardinals a 14 lead as he converted on a penalty kick. In the third stanza with 10:35 remaining, Tweed again tallied, this time on a direct kick. Sacred Heart made it 3-0 with 7:30 to go in the third period as Bruno Moreau took a pass from Don Isabelle and converted. The winners outshot Enosburg, 22-11. Gary Durkee stopped nine shots for Sacred Heart while Marshia had 14 saves for the losers. "We played very poorly in the first half," said Cardinal coach Dick Jarvis. "But in the second half we started communicating and the passing game was better. We also got decent shots on goal." Sacred Heart, now 1-1, visits BFA of Fairfax Tuesday. Spaulding 5, Randolph 1 BARRE Left wing Moe LaCroix netted three goals to pace Spaulding High School to its second straight victory, a 5-1 decision over Randolph here Friday. Randolph opened the scoring in the second period but LaCroix scored the first of his goals to knot the count by halftime. Then LaCroix scored twice more and David Martin and Vic Rossi each connected once for the Tide in the second half. Spaulding, now 2-0 on the season, outshot Randolph, 36-18. Mark Dickinson played the entire game in the Tide's net. "It was quite a hot day which gave us an advantage over Randolph because we have more depth," 9 of Top By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Led by top-ranked Oklahoma, nine of college football's Top Ten teams open their seasons today as tne iy4 campaign swings into high gear. Notre Dame's defending national champs got a lead start on the rest of the Top Ten Monday night with a nationally televised 31-7 victory over Georgia Tech. That moved the Fighting Irish up from third in the preseason Associated Press poll to second in the first weekly ratings. The Irish are idle this weekend, turning the spotlight over to the other elite teams, three of which face rugged openers against clubs ranked in the Sec-end Ten and just itching for a chance to move up. The schedule finds Oklahoma at home against Baylor, third-ranked Alabama at No. 14 Maryland, fourth-rated Ohio State at Minnesota and No. 5 Southern California against Arkansas, tied for 20th, in a night game at Little Rock. Elsewhere, No. 6 Michigan entertains Iowa: seventh-ranked Nebraska plays host to Oregon; No. 8 Penn State is at home against Stanford, tied for 20th, in a nationally televised game; No. 9 Louisiana State entertains Colorado under the lights and Texas, ranked 10th. visits Boston College for a night contest. Among other teams in the Second Ten, No. 11 Arizona State, No. 12 UCLA and No. 15 Tennessee are idle. Pitt, rated 13th, is at Florida State, No. 16 North Carolina State entertains Duke. San Diego State visits No. 17 Arizona, 18th-ranked Missouri meets Mississippi in Jackson, Miss., and No. 19 Houston travels across town to play Rice. All are night games. Oklahoma finished third in the 1973 ratings with a 104-1 record and the Sooners impressed enough voters'to be No. 1 (his time around. NATIONAL LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS St. Louis at Philadelphia, N New York 6-3, Chicago 0-4 ) Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta at San Diego, N Cincinnati at Los Angeles, N Houston at San Francisco, N STANDINGS EASTERN DIVISION W L Pet. GB Pittsburgh 77 66 . 538 - St. Louis 76 61 .521 I'i Philaphie 73 71 .507 A'i New York 65 76 . 461 11 Montreal 65 77 .456 IIVi Chicago 57 15 .401 19' WESTERN DIVISION Los Angeles 91 .636 .611 .538 .497 .450 .366 Cincinnati 3Vi 14 20 25 "i 39 Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego Spaulding coach Robert Freeman said. Freeman cited his halfback corps for strong performances. They are David Maurice, Greg Baldor, Wilkinson, Robert LaFaille. Jay Guinard and Paul Giardano. Lake Region 3, St. Jay 0 ORLEANS - Lake Region Union High made it two straight in the GML here Friday with a 3-0 shutout win over St. Johnsbury Academy. Kevin Peck scored all the goals Lake Region needed to win at 12:50 of period one with Dick Bonvouloir getting the assist. At 16:32 of period two Bruce Perron made it 2-0 with Ron Rice assisting and at 17:59 of the final reel. Peck scored again, unassisted. Ken Wells had three saves for the winners while Tony Carroll had 14 for St. Johnsbury. Lake Region puts its 2-0 mark on the line Tuesday when it hosts North Country Union High which plays Hazen today. Birdies Vault Miller PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Johnny Miller, who has the happy habit of uncorking extremely low rounds, birdied five of his first six holes, posted an eight-under-par 63 and stormed into the second-round lead Friday in the $300,000 World Open Golf Tournament. "This is an exceptional round," said Miller, already the holder of six titles this year and the season's leading money winner with more than $256,000. "I try to get all I can when I've got it going. When I make a couple of birdies, I just want to make more," he said. His score was within one shot of the 1 0 Grid Potter Scores RICK SMITH (30) of St. Johnsbury breaks past Essex' Scott Potter (40) and into the clear (left), leaps over the goal line (center) and then leaps Red Sox Beat Milwaukee in 10th, 8-5 Yanks Bow To Tigers DETROIT (AP) - Ben Og-livie slugged a three-run homer and a run-scoring double and Jim Nettles drove in two runs with a homer and a single Friday night, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 victory over the New York Yankees. New York had jumped to a 3-0 lead on Lou Piniella's three-run homer off Woodie Fryman in the first inning, but Oglivie got a run back for the Tigers in the bottom of the first with a scratch double off left fielder Piniella's glove. Nettles hit a solo homer in the second inning to make it 3-2, then Oglivie smacked his three-run homer in the fifth. The home run followed a single by Ed Brinkman, an error by Yankee second baseman Sandy Alomar and a forceout. Reggie Sanders opened the Tigers sixth with a double off loser Doc Medich, 18-13, and came home on a single by Nettles. Fryman, 6-8, went all the way for the victory, scattering seven hits. Stowe 2, Richford 0 RICHFORD - Stowe scored two first half goals and rode goalie Jim Godin's shutout to a 2-0 victory here Friday. Ryan Moriarity and Rick Yoerg scored the goals while Godin made nine saves against a 13-shot Richford attack and Ricbford's Jim Frechette stopped 21 shots against a 31 -shot attack. Stowe is 2-0. Richford 0-2. record on the famed No. 2 course at the Pinehurst Country Club and gave him a one-stroke lead over veteran Frank Beard halfway through this chase for a whopping $60,000 first prize, the biggest in golf this year. Miller had a 36-hote total of 136. six under par. Beard, who has been in a slump for two years, fashioned a 70 for 137. U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin and Australian David Graham were next at 138. Irwin had another 69 and Graham birdied his last three holes for 68. Jack Nicklaus hit two sand traps and Teams in Action "It's scary." says Coach Barry Switzer. "but I'm counting on it giving us incentive. It's up to us now. If we don't finish No. 1 it'll be our own fault. Yeah. I'm uptight. I hope we can handle it mentally. I don't think about the good things. I always worry about the negative things that could go wrong with our team." Oklahoma hasn't lost in 18 outings dating back to 1972 and is a top-heavy favorite to defeat Baylor, which is coming off a 29 year, including a 42-14 mauling by the Sooners. Alabama-Maryland provides one of the more exciting openers as Bear Bryant begins his 30th season as a head coach 17th at 'Bama-against Jerry Claiborne, who played for him at Kentucky and coached under him at Kentucky, Texas A&M and Alabama. Although Alabama is a two-touchdown favorite Bryant isn't buying it.. .at least publicly. "We aren't anywhere near ready to play a team of Maryland's caliber," he insists. "We still haven't solved our problem at offensive tackle, and over-all our blocking has been at best just adequate. "I know Jerry has been pointing for this game ever since spring practice started and he will have his players really fired up. Frankly, our only hope is to fight, scratch, claw and just battle with everything we have. And I mean that honestly. We have the potential to be a fine football team by midseason, but we are a long, long way from being there at this stage and I'm afraid the Old Man here won't be able to sleep just worrying about it." Maryland is in The AP's Top Twenty for the first time since 1955 and 15,000 seats have been added to Byrd Stadium for this game. The Terps have 16 starters back, including All-American defensive tackle ft & 9 . 8 Si U J J TZk i ' 1 MILWAUKEE (AP) - Rico Petrocelli's run-scoring double in the 10th inning snapped a 5-5 tie and led the Boston Red Sox to an 8-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night. The Red Sox thus closed to within l'i games of the first-place New York Yankees in the American League East race. The Yankees were beaten 6-3 by the Detroit Tigers. Dan-ell Evans led off the 10th with a single and then Petro- Central Vermont League Thetford 8, SR0 THETFORD - Defending state Class M champion Thetford opened its season in fast fashion Friday as it slipped eight goals past South Royalton's goalie in an 8-0 Central Vermont League opener. Coach Ted Peter's Panthers, who lost 10 players from last season's club, took a 2-0 halftime lead as right wing Dave Ritchie took a cross from left win Gary Durkee to score in period one, then tallied unassisted in period two. Doug Cook then turned in a two-goal third period performance as Thetford scored five times to put the game out of reach. Cook tallied first on an assist by Ritchie, then followed a Paul Titus goal, Ritchie again assisting with an unassisted goal. Mike Murray on a penalty kick and Durkee with an assist from Mark Bacon rounded out the third period scoring. Dave Lacasse tallied on a long unassisted shot in period four. In goal Al Betts turned aside 12 Royal shots as Thetford held a 26-17 edge. Into Golf Lead Randy White. "We will see progressed in two years." says Claiborne. Minnesota, a four-touchdown underdog against Ohio State, left town early this week.. .but the Gophers will be back todav. Coach Cal Stoll took his squad 135 miles north of Minneapolis to a scenic lodge to live, eat and practice. From listening to some of the coaches of Top Ten teams, one might wonder whether they could whip their local high schools. "Our offensive line is not in condition to play," says Southern Cal's John McKay. "I know the headline will read McKay is complaining. It is not a complaint, but a statement of fact. If we're going to move the ball, the offensive line is the heart of the team." The Trojans are two-touchdown favorites, but McKay insists the oddsmakers "are going on what I said all year that we have a good shot at the national championship. They must think I'm lying about the condition of our offensive line." "We are not going to be anywhere close to being as good as we were last year," says Penn State's Joe Paterno. "We will have to scratch and scramble for anything we get. This squad came back in the poorest physical condition of any team we have had since 1966. The weather has hampered us. We will have to work hard to be competitive." "We're inconsistent, far too inconsistent," says Darrell Royal as he prepares for his 18th season at Texas, the first 17 having produced a 144-36-4 record. "We don't have good comprehension and we don't understand what we're trying toccomplish. We just don't have a good total pk-ture yet." Pair; Hornets into the air in (Photo by Jim celli doubled, scoring Evans. Mario Guerrero singled, Petro-celli stopping at third and Guerrero taking second on the throw to home plate. Both run-' Jenkins Wins 23rd ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) -The Texas Rangers rode Lenny Randie s two-run double and Ferguson ' Jenkins' seven-hit pitching to a 3-1 victory over Oakland Friday night, shaving the A's American League West lead to five games. It was Jenkins' 23rd victory against 11 losses. Jim "Catfish" Hunter suffered his 11th loss against 23 victories. Oakland took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on Reggie Jackson's sacrifice fly but the Rangers rallied in the bottom of the inning. Joe Lovitto singled and Cesar Tovar was hit by a pitch. Randle then tripled for the two runs. Texas added a third run in the fifth inning on Tovar's double, a sacrifice by Randle and Jeff Burroughs's sacrifice fly. Chelsea 2, Bethel 1 (2(h) CHELSEA - Bill Hatch's goal four minutes into the second overtime provided Chelsea with a 2-1 victory over Whitcomb High of Bethel in a Central Vermont League opener here Friday. An Al Barrows goal at the 3 minute mark of the second period gave Bethel a 1-0 lead, but Bill Watson tied it for Chelsea at the 15 minute mark of the third period. Drake Jones had four saves for Bethel and Lee Spender had nine for Chelsea. three-putted for a double bogey on his first hole, three-putted two other times and still managed a 71 for 139. He was tied at three under par and three strokes back with first-round leader Bob Murphy. Lee Elder, Gene Littler. Mike Hill and Nate Starks. Hill had a 67. Littler 70, Starks and Elder matched par 71 and Murphy took a 74. Lee Trevino blew to a 74 and 141. Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and 62-year-old Sam Snead all missed the cut for the last two rounds. Player had 77-151. Palmer 72-150 and Snead 73- 147. All three had been inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this week. Today just how far our program has joy after a 17 yard touchdown Wilson) ners scored on Bob Montgomery's single. The Red Sox, after blowing a 3-0 first-inning lead, tied the score at 5-5 with a run in the seventh inning after the Brewers had taken a 5-4 lead in the fourth. Brewer starter Ed Rodriguez walked the game's first three Twins Clip Royals BLOOMINGTON. Minn. (AP) Rod Carew's leadoff home run in the 10th inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals Friday night. The Twins had tied the game at 5-5 on Tony Ohva's RBI single in the eighth inning. Kim Mumford Remains With U.S. Ski Program PARK CITY. Utah - Kim Mumford, 19. Putney. Vt.. is quite an athlete. She is a member of the 1975 U.S. Alpine B Ski Team and a prominent bike racer as well. Shortly after being named to the U.S. Ski Team. Kim raced in the U.S. Bicycle Championships in Pontiac. Mich., placing third in the 35-mile road race. She was asked to be a member of the U.S. team which raced in the 1974 World Bicycle Championships in Montreal. P.Q.. in August Meanwhile. Kim had also been selected to train with the U.S. Ski Team in Portillo. Chile, the same month. She decided to concentrate on ski racing and declined the position on the U S World Bicycle Team "We are glad Kim decided to stay on snow. She has real potential." commented Lane Monroe, head women's ski coach. "I think I made the right choice." Kim says, "because biking will always be available, while the next year or two will be important to me as a ski racer Chile was the best training I have ever had and I am really excited about going to Europe in October and I'm looking forward to the ski racing season." Sports Notice Flag Faetball The third registration session for the South Burlington Flag Football League will be held Saturday from 11 a m. to noon at the Recreation Department in the City Office Building on Williston Road. Boys residing in South Burlington who are in grades 5, 6, 7, and I may register tor the prog ram. There will be two programs this year a league for boys in grades 6, 7, and I and another for boys in fifth grade A parent should accompany each youngster to the registration session as a parental signature is required on the registration form. There will be a fee to help defray enpenses. For further information, call the Recreation Department at 843-2191. FAMILY DINNER SPECIAL Wednesday and Sunday ONLY 5 P.M. 'til Closing Our Own Tower LASAGNA with Meat Sauce MEAL BALL AND CHEESE TOSSED SALAD ROLL AND BUTTER Reg. s2" now s1so TOWER RESTAURANT Williston Rd., So. Burlington Pearl St., Essex Junction North Ave. Shopping Ctr. Barre Montelier Rd y Sting St. Jay, run against the Hornets. batters to trigger Boston's three-run first. The Brewers got two back in their half of the first, then tied the score 3-3 in the second on Mike Hegan's homer. Doubles by Carl Yastrzemski and Petrocelli gave Boston a 4-3 lead in the third, but the Brewers tied it in their half on George Scott's second homer of the night. Foote's Triple Beats Pirates MONTREAL (AP) - Barry Foote tripled home a run in the ninth inning, giving the Montreal Expos a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night. Pinch-hitter Hal Breeden singled with one out and pinch-runner Ron Woods came around to score the winning run as Foote delivered his game-winning hit off Jim Rooker, 12-11. The Pirates tied the score at 2-2 in the ninth inning with the help of an error. Shortstop Tim Foli's wild throw allowed Manny Sanguillen to reach second base with two out and then Ed Kirkpatrick singled home the run. The Pirates collected two hits in the second inning, when they grabbed a 1-0 lead. Dave Parker led off with a single and scored on a double by Manny Sanguillen. Montreal tied the score in the bottom of the third helped by an error by Pirate third baseman Richie Hebner. Pepe Mangual led off with a single. Rookie third baseman Larry Parrish then hit a grounder to Hebner and the Pittsburgh infielder threw the ball into the Pirate dugout for a two-base error. Winning pitcher Steve Rogers grounded to the right side of the infield, allowing Mangual to score from third. Willie Davis reached second in the fourth on an error. Bob Bailey then singled to score Davis with what proved to be the winning run. E - x - p RICE "Where Your Home Begins" Shelburne, Vt., Rt. 7 9$. t 10th Straight By WALLY JOHNSON ESSEX JUNCTION - Essex Junction High's Hornets found another way to beat opponents in Friday night's opener against St. Johnsbury Academy here. The Hornets won nine straight under first year coach Bruce Wheeler last season with an airtight defense and a relentless offense. The defense sprung a couple of first half leaks Friday ni( M, but the offense managed to nu e the ball against the Hilltoppers for a 14-13 first half lead. Then Essex went to its new method . . . Held position. St. Johnsbury did not penetrate the Essex 40 in the second half and spent most of the time in the shadow of its own goal posts . . . and Essex posted a 20-13 victory for number 10 straight in Wheeler's coaching stint. The Hilltoppers played well, but fumbles and some good defensive plays by Essex kept them penned in most of the second half. The field position turned what had been a tight game into a situation in which Essex showed decided superiority. Essex took the opening kickoff and marched 70 yards to the first score of the season. With a host of backs running well off the option, Essex gobbled up 52 yards on the ground and quarterback John Letteri completed a pair of key passes, one to Dave Ward for four yards, and another to Joe Johnston for 14. Scott Potter dashed the final 10 yards for the touchdown with 6:35 to play in the first period. Mets, Cubs Split NEW YORK (AP) - Ron Dunn homered leading off the 11th inning Friday, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets and a split of their twi-night doubleheader. Tom Seavert 1-8, stopped Chicago on four hits in the opener, pitching the Mets to a 6-0 victory-Dunn's homer came off Bob Apodaca, 5-6. Cubs' relief pitcher Jim Todd, 4-2, got the victory. Chisox Sweep Angels CHICAGO (AP) - Bart Johnson and Terry Forster combined on a seven-hitter, pacing the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 decision over the California Angels and a sweep of their twi-night doubleheader Friday. Jim Kaat, 18-13, fired a four-hitter as the White Sox won the opener 4-0. Yt. Mcintosh prvHome tan CYsSi appik TvJtomatoes VxD) $495bu.h., J . , ITW" Sweet Sue WINTER SQUASH SWEET CORN Acorn, Butternut - ft Yellow & White Voriety ButtefeuP IV lb limited Supply 1st SEASON FARM MARKET Route 7, Shelburne Rd. OPEN DAILY 9-6 - a - n - d - i - Your Home is your best investment. And adding to it can fulfill your needs . . . and be economical, too! LUMBER CO. T 20 - 13 for Essex and Essex led 6-0 after the conversion attempt was blocked. The two teams exchanged punts with Rick Smith booming a 51 yarder for St. Johnsbury and George McGregor nailing a pretty 40 yard high spiral for Essex before St. Johnsbury embarked on its first scoring drive of the season. Starting on its own 40, the Academy scored, early in the second period as fullback Smith, who rushed for 104 yards, dashed 17 yards for the equalizing touchdown and Craig Racinet converted. Smith got the big yardage in the drive, including an eight yard thrust on third and five inside the Essex 30. Essex rolled back to go ahead again as it moved from its 39 to score in seven plays. The big plays of the drive were a 10-yard Letteri-to-Johnston pass play and an option pass from Potter to Johnston which carried 34 yards to the St. Johnsbury four. Ward bulled it in for the touchdown and George McGregor passed to Potter for the two point conversion and a 14-7 Essex lead. St Johnsbury was not going to give up without a battle and it appeared the game might turn into a point circus when the Hilltoppers marched 67 yards to score with 1 08 to play. A fumbled snap on a punt which Smith turned into a 16-yard gain and a first down, and a 16-yard run by quarterback Jay Ballard helped set up Ray Desilets' 12-yard scamper for the points. The conversion failed. Essex lost Ward early in the second half with an aggravated hip pointer, but had scoring chances galore, losing the ball on downs on the St. Johnsbury three and on a fumble on the five before finally pushing for the insurance touchdown. A mishandled punt snap forced St. Johnsbury to give up the ball on its own 23 and Essex ran it in Potter went six yards to help set up the score and then bulled the final three with 1:01 to go to make it 20-13. Potter was Essex' top rusher with 82 yards on 14 carries and completed one pass for 34 yards. Johnston caught six passes for 98 yards and Ward hauled in two for 41 yards. Essex will host Middlebury Friday night while St. Johnsbury visits Burlington the same evening. Essex St. J. First Downs 17 IJ Yards Rushing 207 18 i Yards Passing 141 0 Passing 9 13 0 0 2 0 Return Yards 62 5! Fumbles-losl :i-l 4-2 Penalties 4-40 1-5 Punts 3 36 6 3-33 3 Score by Periods Essei 6 10 4-20 St. lotinsbury 0 13 0 0-13 Scoring Summary: Esse Potter, 10yd. run (kick blocked) St J Smith, 17 yd run (Racenet kick) Essei Ward, 4-yd. run (Potter pass from McGregor) St J - Desilets, 12 yd run (run failed) Esse-Potter, 3-yd run (kick failed) n - g? 3339 1 no '

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