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i 2 Iowa City Press-Citizen Tuesday, September 12, 1978 Missouri Tigers ranked No. 1 1 LeonSpinks learning fo box By The Associated Press When Warren Powers paid Washington State $55,000 to break his contract so he could succeed Al Onofrio as the head coach at Missouri, his friends were startled. After all, Missouri's schedule shows the Tigers start off against Notre Dame, Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma. With luck, they said, Powers could be 1-3 after the first four weeks of the season. With luck, rr a i- -1 1 they said, Powers could still have a squad after the first two weeks.

The surprising Tigers are 1-0 now and ranked No. 11 In the nation in The Associated Press college football poll after stunning Notre Dame 3-0. The loss dropped the defending national champions from fifth place to 15th. Alabama and Arkansas held on to the top two spots in the poll of a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Alabama received 51 of 63 first-place votes and 1,247 of a possible 1,260 points.

Arkansas, which opens its season Saturday, received 11 first-place ballots and 1,128 points. The other first-place vote went to Perm State, which slipped from third place in the pre-season poll to fifth. Oklahoma climbed from fourth to third with 1,044 points after defeating Stanford 35-29, and Michigan, which hasn't played yet, moved up from sixth to fourth. Maryland, which trounced Tulane 31-7, was the other newcomer besides Missouri to the Top Twenty. Here are the rankings I area prep sports By DICK YOUNG Gannett News Service NEW ORLEANS They are teaching the heavyweight champion of the world how to box.

I know that sounds ludicrous, but what can I tell you? The heavyweight champion is a 24-year-old stud who "Just got lucky," said Muhammad Ali, and so they are giving Leon Spinks on-the-job training, in hopes he'll know what do do when he meets All again here on Friday. Georgie Benton is the special instructor with this unique task. He is like a show-doctor on Broadway. They call him in at the last minute to strengthen a sick script. Last February, he got the same sort of hurry-up call.

It isn't quite clear who does the calling, but I rather suspect it is Bob Arum, the promoter, because I can tell by the look on Sam Solomon's face that he, Sam, isn't too crazy about the idea. Solomon is the regular trainer for Spinks, and it's only natural- that he would resent the need for added help. Anyway, George Benton got here Monday, climbed into the ring with Leon Spinks and show him how to throw a jab. It kind of made you wonder how he got to be heavyweight champion of the world if he has to be shown how to throw a jab. That's starting on Page 1 of "How to Box," by Jim Corbett.

Actually, Spinks jabbed well enough to win last time, but there are jabs and there are jabs. From what I can see, Benton is teaching him how to double-up on his jab, how to throw it with more sting, and then, when Ali throws his own jab, to shoot over it with a right hand. Leon is a quick study. Last February, when Benton arrived in Las Vegas to give the young challenger a cram course, they worked mostly on how to combat the rope-a-dope. You remember the rope-a-dope.

That was the sleight-of-hand trick Ali dreamed up to fool fight judges. He would lay on the ropes with his hands against the sides of his face, his arms covering his torso, and his mouth going full blast. "C'mon, he would taunt. "Is that the best you can do?" And while the opponent wore himself out, banging away at the arms, the brain-washed fight judges would make the round for All. Then came Georgie Benton.

He showed Spinks how to attack the rope-a-dope. Hit him on the shoulders, not on the arms. It hurts up there, and it makes a man arm-weary for the late rounds. Leon learned well, so well that Ali now says there will be no rope-a-dope this time. "This rope-a-dope is for when I'm not in shape," the ex-champ finally admitted.

He's 12-5 to regain his title, down from an out-bet just seven months ago. "If he gets me on the ropes, I'm going to blast out of there, like this" and he pumped both hands into the air, flying across the living room of his suite in the New Orleans Hilton. 1 Alabama (S!) loo 1.247 2. Arkansas (11) 0 0 0 1.128 3 Oklahoma 100 1,044 4 Michigan 0 0 0 933 5 Penn State (1) 2 0 0 922 a Ohio State 0 0 0 891 7 Texas 0 0 0 833 Southern Cal 1 0 0 780 9. UCLA 1 0 0 777 10.

Texas A8.M 1 0 0 544 11 Missouri 1 0 0 516 12 Nebraska 10 49 U.Louisiana State 0 0-0 460 14 Pittsburgh 0 0-0 394 15. Notre Oame 0 1 0 379 IsFlorida State 1 00 353 17 Kentucky 0-0 299 18 Washington 1 0 235 19 Iowa State 1 0 0 142 20 Maryland 10 0 132 Jon Lazar Mid-Prairie Softball WELLMAN Mid-Prairie made the most of its opportunities and scored a 7-5 win in Softball here over Keota Monday. The Hawkettes scored six unearned runs to make up for a weak night in the hitting department. Jeanette Miller singled in the sixth for Mid-Prairie's only hit off Carol Sieran, who contributed to the Hawkette attack by issuing 11 walks. Miller's lone hit drove in a run.

Sieran hit a home run off Mid-Prairie's Chrystal Shalla. The shot may have rattled Shalla some when it came in the fourth inning. The Mid-Prairie pitcher issued five straight walks in the fifth and yielded to Julie Dusenbery, who came in with one out after four runs were scored. Dusenbery retired the side with the help of two ground outs. The Hawkettes, with that, were able to keep a slim 6-5 lead and strand three Keota players.

Mid-Prairie won the junior varsity game, 15-0. The Hawkettes are 7-2 on the season and host West Branch Wednesday. Here is the line score Score by innings: Keota. 000 140 05 2 3 Mid-Proine 024 001 x7 I 0 C. Sieran ond P.

Sieran; ShaMo, Dusenbery (5) and Berg. Mid-Prairie sophs Mid-Prairie's sophomore football team defeated Solon 21-0 Monday. Todd Miller and Gene Bender each scored on one-yard runs and Dallas Duwa scored on a 60-yard pass from Kevin Hochstedler. junior hhlites Jon Lazar likes Hawkeye prospects oca prep sports CENTRAL FOOTBALL The Central ninth graders lost their first football game of the season 12-6 at Anamosa Monday. Central's score came when Greg Chamberlain caused a fumble and Jeb McWilliom recovered it ond ran 70 yards to score in the fourth quarter.

The whole defensive team was credited with a strong game. Both Anamosa scores come after offensive mistakes. SOUTH EAST 20. MID-PRAIRIE 8 South East won its opening ninth grade game over Mld-Pralrie here Saturday, 20-8. South East's Mike Hathcock socred on a three-yard run ond a two-point conversion.

Joy Paulsen had a 33-yard run and Croig Hogen a quarterback sneak for a yard. Mid-Proirie scored on a three-yard run. Tom Harbtt, Tom Seaton and Peter Giaquin-ta played well for South East. In the extra quarter, the South East reserves won 8-0. Tom Peterson scored on a two-yard run.

SOUTHEAST FOOTBALL Cedar Rapids Prairie defeated Southeast 20-12 Saturday In football. All the Prairie touchdowns come on short runs after fumbles or other errors by Southeast. Mike Hathcock, Croig Hogen ond Rob Fluent were credited with ploying good games for Southeast." NORTHWEST FOOTBALL Northwest's ninth grade football team beat Cedar Rapids Taft 20-0 Saturday. Mark Miller scored on a pass from Thod Collins for nine yards, Tim Soper scored on a 29-yard run, ond Bill Phillips scored on a 7-yard run. Collins scored on the two-point conversion.

The offensive line played well, especially guards Mark Klinefelter and Steve Freeseman. The defense held Taft to four first downs ond was led by Phillips with 10 tackles and two fumble recoveries and Bill Bockhoven with five tackles. Hawk conditioning concerns Commings Iowa Coach Bob Commings has voiced concern over the conditioning of his football team just five days before the Hawkeyes' season opener here Saturday against Northwestern. "The condition of our team is something that gravely concerns me at this time," Commings said Monday. "It's not that I feel they're out of shape, but it's hard for anyone to do anything in the kind of heat we've had.

"Northwestern has already played a game in the toughest of conditions, so they'll have that added experience," Commings said. "We will really need to be sharp in order to offset the valuable experience a game has to offer." The Hawks worked for 90 minutes Monday in what Commings called a review practice session behind locked doors. The Iowa coach has closed practices in Kinnick Stadim and said they will remain closed for at least the next month. A review of Iowa's plays and formations plus the first look at Northwestern's offensive and defensive sets dominated Iowa's practice Monday. City High volleyball MARION City High's girls volleyball team dropped Marion here Tuesday in four games, 15-8, 15-10, 7-15 and 15-9.

The win evened the Hawklettes dual meet record at 1-1 but despite victory, City High coach Connie Kens-inger wasn't satisfied. "We have to be a little more aggressive," she said. "We're letting down and we're not concentrating 100 percent of the time." Heidi Hagen led the City High serving with 13 of 13,. Lori Johnson hit on 18 of 20 and Janet Harney was sue-' cessful on 9 of 10. In spiking, Margaret Poepsel hit seven aces.

Pam Niermann made good of 10 of 11 spikes. City High lost the junior varsity game, 15-5, 15-4 and 15-4. The Hawklettes also lost at the sophomore level, 5-15 and 12-15. The team played a third game for the experience and won 15-7. recreation roundup Aile hits ace Fall practice was barely underway and Jon Lazar was smiling like he had just scored a winning touchdown.

"I like what I see in this team," says Iowa's No. 1 fullback and leading rusher of the past two years. "We are a senior group and we're expecting to go out winners. The freshmen class looks like a good one and our offensive line is going to average aroitfid 260 pounds. That should help open holes for us backs." The 6-1, 213-pound senior from Tama found enough daylight last year to pile up 411 yards in 100 carries for three touchdowns and catch 19 passes for 225 yards for two more scores.

He was named honorable mention all-Big Ten, ranked 15th in rushing and ninth in receiving in the league. "Our whole team had a good spring and comes back with a lot more confidence," says Lazar. "I know there's not any added presssure on me. There are good, intelligent football players coming in to help us in all areas. "Dean McKillip (a sophomore from Galesburg, 111.) is my backup and I try to give him help all the time.

We seem to work real well together. I know that this year I feel a lot smarter. I hope I'm able to perform better than last year." Lazar was valuable to Iowa last season. When he suffered a sprained ankle against Iowa State, he didn't depart for the sidelines until he had scored what proved to be the winning touchdown. When he re-injured the ankle late in the third quarter, Iowa's offense failed to move.

Lazar says his assignments won't be any different this season. "I just hope the offensive line can help us get open. You can't do it alone in football." "We have a better opening schedule," he says. "If we get the breaks, we can surprise people. Things look pretty equal in the Big Ten.

There's a good chance to knock anybody off on a given Saturday." Lazar, who is one of the lighter fullbacks in the conference, has ped his weight to 213 pounds. "I'm not big for a fullback," he says, "But teams have been going away from a big brute to a smaller and more durable fullback. You have to be able to block on option plays and be able to catch the ball. I like taking on the linebacker." Coach Bob Commings says Lazar is one of the best locking fullbacks in the Big Ten. "In fact," says Commings, "Jon is an outstanding all-purpose back.

He's a strong runner, a fine pass receiver and an exceptionally good blocker." Will Lazar lead Iowa in rushing a third straight season? Probably not if fleet tailback Dennis Mosley stays healthy (he was hurt much of last year) "I hope Dennis gets 1,000 yards and I keep my average at four yards a carry," says Lazar. "That would give us a potent offense." Jeff Allen fired a hole in one Sunday at Quail Creek golf course. Allen used a No. 6 iron on the par-3, No. 4 hole of 175 yards.

Witnessing the shot were Mark Swanson, Jeff McWhinter, and Jim Wimmer. All four are students at the University of Iowa. bowling At Plamor Lanes At Colonial Lanes wfiaf others are saying ATTENTION PRESS-CITIZEN SUBSCRIBERS Your Press-Citizen carrier will be collecting this week for the four-week PERIOD OF September 1 1 through October 7. Your Carrier Will Appreciate Your Co-operation. 319 E.Washington 337-3181 Robert Markus in The Chicago Tribune: accepted its 0-0 tie with Illinois rather quietly Saturday.

About the only show of emotion came after safety Pat Geegan had grabbed an Illinois fumble in the air at the Wildcats' 14 to preserve the tie with 23 seconds to play. "The senior from Rolling Meadows ran directly to the sidelines and em- MOOSE MIXERS Men's high games: Bill Albrecht 257, Norm Tiltson 233, Jay Wlldmon 201 Men's high series: Bill Albrecht 585, Jay Wlldman 553, Lyle Wheeler 533. Women's high gomes: Doris Wlldman 191, Kothy Canons 181, Cheryl Moothart 175. Women's high series: Doris Wildmon 489, Kothy Cohens 467, Irene Hlllier 466. THURSDAY MIXED Men's high games: Lyle Merrimon 202, Bob Adams 199, George Turecek 196.

Men's high series: Lyle Merriman 558, Bob Adams 543, George Turecek 543. Women's high games: May Roberts 196, Gretchen Hess 194, Vickie Doe 168. Women's high series: Mary Roberts 502, Vickie Doe 485, Gretchen Hess 464. WOMENS MAJOR High games: Vada Beordshear 199, Carol Lake 198, Sheryl Kasporek 193. High series: Carol Lake 527, Vada Beard-shear 504, Sheryl Kasparek 492.

TGIF Men's high games: Paul Hoecker 205, Mike O'Oonnell 204, Ivan Burmeister 203. Men's high series: Mike O'Donnell 548, Ivan Burmeister 538, Joe Benjamin 515. Women's high games: Carlo Coulter 194, Joyce Murphy 189, Ellen Fisher 177. Women's high series: Ellen Fisher 475, Corla Coulter 472, Starr Jennings 453. FRIDAY NIGHT HERKYS Men's high games: Craig Lihs 220, Pete Fleury 201, Ed McGlnnis and Gary Benjamin 196.

Men's high series: Craig Lihs 585, Pete fleury 546, Pat Gilpin 534. Women's high games: Emily Lewis 177, Roxanne Miller 166, MaryGoodale 154. Women's high series: Emily Lewis 471, Roxanne Miller 450, Mary Goodole 433. FRIDAY NITE MIXERS Men's high games: Steve McCann 231, Mike Gilroy 203, Gordon Bowman 195. Men's high series: Steve McCann 545, Jim Mulford 505.

Mike Golroy 500. Women's high games: Julie Campbell 210, Vicki Gassner 182, Nancy Moriarty and Susone Policano 166. Women's rtigh series: Vicki Gassner 529, Julie Campbell 512, Nancy Morlorty 427. CITY High games: Ron Burr 230, Butch Reiten 21 1, Leo Lenoch 209. High series: Butch Reiten 588, Leo Lenoch 547, Ron Burr 541.

PLAMOR OPEN High games: Dick Heacock 209, Steve LATE MONDAY NITE MENS High games: Bill Persons 226, Dove Metzler 226. Don Allen 222. High series: Bill Persons 583, Don Allen 582, Dave Metller 554. MATINEE IDLES I High games: Miriam Hunter 208, Pot Merriman 194, Sharon Commings 180. High series: Mae Sullivan 489, Pot Merriman 475, Sharon Commings 465.

COLONIAL LASSIES High gomes: Dee Seizor 212, 186, 178, Linda Bergquist 189, Eleanor Flynn and Harriett Dean 175. High series: Dee Seller 576, Thelma White 495, Dorothy Armstrong 460. MONDAY NIGHT MIX-UPS High games: Renate Lopshire 187, Donna McAndrews 180, Nancy Pelechek 173. 1 1 High series: Renate Lopshire 469, Donna McAndrews 458, Tammy Bender 436. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS High games: Carl Williams 208, Joe Rogers 200.

High series: Bob Olney 528, Don Kober 512, Joe Rogers 507. RIVERSIDE MIXED Men's high games: Larry Miller 213, 190, Arden Kasper 190, Marty Brophy 186. Men's high series: Larry Miller 561, Duane Chalupa 515, Larry Grecian 495. Women's high games: Gladys Horo 169, Joyce Rossie 167, Diane Grecian 164. "Women's high series: Kathy Poggee 447, Gladys Hora 428, Pot Brophy 426.

HAWKEYE High gomes: Steve Schlote 234, Bob Hochstedler 201, Brad Huff 199. High series: Steve Schlote 606, Ray Rios 553, Brad Huff 531. FRIDAY NITE MIXERS Men's high games: Larry Sherm Hochstetler 203, Don Schott 191 Men's high series: Larry Langenberg 554, Don Schott 524, Sherm Hochstetler 510. Women's high games: Peg Allen: 206, Velma Hochstetler 200, Cheryl lonaenbera 199. Women's high series: Peg Allen 555 Voma Hochstetler 513, Cheryl Langenberg COLONIAL MIXERS Men's high games: Jerry Erickson 2l'2, Bill Clime 212, Tom Hannemann 211.

Men's high series: Tom Hannemann 613 Jerry Erickson 549, Bill Clime 542. Women's high games: Linda Erickson 212. Coleen Chipmon 21 1, Del Hartvigsen 173. Women's high series: Linda Erickson 501, Coleen Chipman 500. TEN PIN Men's high games: Craig Mlnter 196, (Jay Nolan 195, Menno Helmuth 193.

Men's high series: Tony Rios 555, Menno Helmuth 521, Croig Minter 491. Women's high games: Somporn Grabin 159, Alice Kasper 157, Elda Cornell and Paf Knoop 156. Women's high series: Rita Nolan 439, Elda Cornell 433, Somporn Grabin 415. OXFORD MIXED Men's high gomes: Swede Hansen 214, Harold Goering 181, Howard Cook 171.. Men's high series: Swede Hansen 565, Harold Goering 476, Gene Nissley ond Sandy He'tshusen 434.

Women's high games: Ruth Tomas 153 Sheryl Cook 150, Becki Lundin 147. Women's high series: Ruth Tomas 422, Pat Nissley 387, Denna Osvald 379. braced middle linebacker Jim Miller, who had his ravaged right knee packed in ice and propped up on a bench. Miller, who made eight solo tackles, suffered what N.U. physician Howard Sweeney described as torn knee ligaments and could require surgery.

Starting tackle Norm Wells incurred a similar injury and also may need an operation. "Coach Rick Venturi praised the Wildcat defenders to the heat-laden skies. 'That was one helluva dogfight for 100 degrees, I'll tell said Venturi. 'This has to be the best defensive game I've been associated with in my whole career. 'Not only because it was a shutout but because of the pressures we put on ourselves by a couple of errors in the first half.

There was continual pressure on the "Never more than in the final minute when an astounding gamble by Venturi nearly cost him a defeat in his first game as a head coach. "The Wildcats had third and 28 at their 12 with 1:05 to play and Illinois out of timesout. The prudent course would have been to run a play and punt, but Venturi, who had kept a pretty tight rein on his supposedly wide-open offense until then, proclaimed 'We played to win. We threw that ball up and I won't second guess ''Quarterback Kevin the ball to midfield for split end Mike H-llinois' Lloyd Levitt stepped in front and intercepted, returning to the Wildcat 31. There were still 43 seconds left and Illinois needed only one first down to be within field goal range.

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Lighted channel indicator. CATVMaster antenna connector. Simulated wood cabinet with smooth maple-grain finish. 95 $699 Hayslett 209. Ed Pettlt 201 High series: Dick Heacock 566, Craig Calkins 558, Steve Hayslett 531 AFTERNOON DELIGHTS High games: Cheryl Beaver 187, 174, Charky Draker 176, Linda Milder 166.

High series: Cheryl Beaver 487, Linda Milder 452, Marianne Ives 452. PLAYMOR PLAYMATES High games: Barb Veseley 210, Jon Uhler 205, Sandy Thomas 202. High series: Barb Veseley 527, Sandy Thomas 518, Edith Hargrove 512. AMATEUR ANNIES OPEN Monday and Thursday Until 9 Highland Ct. Iowa City 338-7547 232, High games: Valerie Nelson Preston 203, Leah Dell Beckley 196.

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