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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 40

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A»•»•» Mirrw, Sunday. June 1», Sports at a glance Altoona second The Altoona police basketball team placed second in the state during the Pennsylvania Olympics for Police in Pittsburgh's North Park section June 9 through 11. Members of the team include Altoona patrolmen Norman Young, Edgar Linton and Sgt. John Carnicella; Hollidaysburg Borough Patrolman Jeff Ketner, Cresson Patrolman B. Wilkinson and Hollidaysburg Prison Guard M. Scnimminger. Altoona Patrolman George Bistline took second place in the golf competition and his wife, Patrolwoman Theresemarie, placed first in the 5K race. The bowling team placed fourth. Teams members include Altoona Patrolmen Robert Roessing and Michael Jones and Cpl. John Closson and retired lieutenant Rudolph J. Vorndran and retired corporal Jack Craig. In the singles competition, Craig took first place and Jones placed third and, in the doubles, Closson and Roessing placed fourth. Bell to Astros ATLANTA (AP) - The Houston Astros acquired veteran third baseman Buddy Bell from the Cincinnati Reds Saturday in exchange for a minor-leaguer to be named at the end of the Bell, 36, is in his 17th major-league season. He has a .281 career average with 2,431 hits, including 194 home runs, and 1,066 RBI. He began his career with Cleveland in 1972, was traded to Texas in 1979 and was obtained by the Reds in 1985. He is also a six-time Gold Glove winner. Bell, who has been injured for much of the season, lost his starting job to rookie Chris Sabo and was hitting just .185, with 10 hits in 54 at bats. Last season, Bell nit .284 with 17 homers and 70 RBI in 143 games. Gretzky to wed EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - It's going to be the summer of love in Edmonton as hockey star Wayne Gretzky and movie actress Janet Jones prepare to exchange vows in what is being described as Canada's version of a royal wedding. Gretzky, the Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers' outstanding center, and Jones, who starred in "American Anthem" and posed semi-nude for Playboy magazine, are to be married July 16 in a ceremony expected to attract celebrities from the worlds of hockey, show business and politics. Though Gretzky is an Anglican and Jones a Methodist, the ceremony will be held in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Basilica in downtown Edmonton. Gretzky's first choice, All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, was too small. The 1,200 seats at St. Joseph's — where Pope John Paul visited in 1984 — should easily accommodate the 700 invited guests. Henning leads JERICHO, N. Y. (AP) - Harold Henning sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the I8th hole Saturday to pull into a tie for the lead with Senior Tour rookie Don Bies after two rounds of the $350,000 Northville Invitational. Henning's putt completed a round of 69 and left him tied with Bies, who had a 67, at 8-under-par 136 after two trips around the par-72, 7,100-yard Meadow Brook Club course. They were one shot ahead of Dave Hill, who followed his opening-round 69 with a 68 and was at 137. Pate champ WEST KIRBY, England (AP) - American David Pate halted the run of Christo van Rensburg of South Africa 7-6,6-4 Saturday to win the Wirral International tennis tournament. En route to the title match, Van Rensburg upset Andrei Chesnokov of the Soviet Union and American John McEnroe. With the victory, Pate, ranked 26th in the world, pocketed the $35,000 first-place prize. Yesteryear 50 YEARS AGO - June 19,1938 Bell Phone beat the P.R.H. Middle Division 7-5 in the Civic Mercantile Mushball League, with Bud Kyle pitching the win. 25 YEARS AGO - June 19,1983 Heavyweight boxing contender Cassius Clay, known as the "Louisville Lip" won his 19th straight professional victory by beating British champion Henry Cooper by a T.K.O. in the fifth round. 10 YEARS AGO — June 19,1978 The first annual C.B.S. Courts Racquetball Championships were held in Altoona. Jim Bovard won the mens' 'A' singles title and Kevin Davis took the mens' 'B' singles crown. —•Compiled by Tim Doyle Bob Knepper Knepper apologizes ATLANTA (AP) - Bob Knepper of the Houston Astros apologized Saturday for what he termed a "careless and insensitive" statement about the National Organization for Women. "Because of my earlier experience with NOW in spring training, it's not easy to apologize, but I know that I was wrong," Knepper said at a news conference Saturday shortly before the Houston- Atlanta game. Knepper had drawn the ire of NOW for referring to the organization as "blowhards and lesbians" in an article published in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated. "The statements I made I felt were really poor," Knepper said when he learned Tuesday night what would be in the article. Bicycle endurance Four area men were among nearly 1700 bicyclists in the 13th Annual "Assult on Mt. Mitchell", held Sunday, June 5 at Spartanburg, S.C. Among the participants were Huntingdon's Frank Booth, Hollidaysburg's Bill Blyler, Saxton's Coiidge Eichelberger and Altoona's Barry Jacobs. Jacobs finished 13th, and the other three men finished among the top 200 in the race, which was rated by Cyclist magazine as one of the top 10 most difficult one-day rides in the country. The winning time was five hours and 14 minutes. Jacobs finished in five hours, 28 minutes. The event is a 102-mile endurance test with participants pedaling to the top of the highest mountain peak east of the Mississippi River (6,684 feet above sea level), in North Carolina's Black Mountain. A total of 1,670 participants finished the race. Montague succumbs DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) - Ed Montague, a former shortstop with the Cleveland Indians and a longtime scout with the New York and San Francisco Giants, has died at the age of 82. Montague, who signed Willie Mays with the Giants when the team was in New York, died at his home in Daly City on Friday after a long illness. The San Francisco native worked for the Giants for 40 years, primarily as a scout. He played with the Indians from 1928-1935 and played for the San Francisco Seals' minor league baseball team. Survivors include his son,. Eddie, of San Mateo, an umpire with the National League; and sons Gary of Santa Rosa, Jerry of Daly City, and Mike of Daly City; as well as six grandchildren. Martina wins EASTBOURNE, England (AP) - Martina Navratilova completed her preparations for Wimbledon Saturday by beating Natalia Zvereva 6-2,6-2 in the final of the $250,000 Pilkington Glass tennis championships. Navratilova, who lost to the 17-year-old Soviet player in the fourth round of the French Open on clay, took just 57 minutes to gain revenge on her favorite surface. Navratilova, who starts her campaign on Tuesday for a record ninth Wimbledon women's singles crown, collected $50,000 as she won this warmup event for the seventh time. Christian pulls upset BRISTOL, England (AP) - Christian Saceanu of West Germany won his first Nabisco Grand Prix tennis tournament Saturday, upsetting top- seeded Ramesh Krishnan of India 6-4,2-6,6-2. ' "It's nice to see my name on the winner's list at last," Saceanu said after achieving his second success on grass in England this year, having won the Beckenham tournament, an exhibition, two weeks ago. 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"The only thing we're considering at all in our thoughts is (Game) 6 Sunday. We're not even talking about the possibility of a seventh game because it's not there if we don't win." The last three finals have ended in six games and the Lakers could use better performances from Magic Johnson and their bench to break that streak. Johnson made just 4 of 15 shots Thursday night, and Detroit backup Vinnie Johnson has outscored the entire Laker bench in the series 62-58. Michael Cooper, Los Angeles' primary substitute guard, has made just 3 of 28 shots and scored 10 points in the series. "Cooper will be fine. He will come back Sunday. I think he will have a strong game," Magic Johnson said. "We will be ready Sunday. ' "We're not out of it yet. We're still —-— from Page D1 champions until we lose one more." The Lakers set a finals record for fewest defensive rebounds with 16 in Game 5. They also were held under 100 points and under 50 percent shooting for the fourth time in the series. 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