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Hunter, Yanks blank Orioles Monday 3-0 By HERSCHEL NISSENSON' AP Sports Writer Television's Six Million Dol- lar Man met baseball's Three Million Dollar Man Monday night and the Baltimore Oriole's couldn't gel their two cents in. "Ix-e Majocsviaved to me be- fore the game," Catfish Hunter said. "I wanted to trade him t and get a new arm." * Don't try to run that one by the Orioles. They couldn't do much with Hunter's old arm, managing only three singles as the New York Yankees made off with a 3-0 triumph to kick off ABC-TV's 16-week Monday night television package. In the only other major league Barnes, the Texas Rangers trimmed the Oakland A's 5-1 behind veteran Nelson Briles and the Haustdn Astros blanked the San Francisco Gi- ants M as J.R. Richard, I-arry Hardy and Ken Forsch scat- tered nine hits. Cleveland at Boston in the American league was called Fergus 1 Horgen elected to top hockey post Fergus Falls Otter hockey coach, Wayne Horgen, was elected President of the Section _ Eight high school hockey j coaches association last Friday I night at its annual spring [ meeting at the Third Base Cafe " in Brooks, Minn. Horgen, who is in his second year at Fergus Falls, coached the Otters to a berth in the Sectional Tournament, will preside over the 18 member schools for a term of one year. In addition to selecting a new presiding officer, the Section Eight coaches made recom- _ mendalions to the Sectional i Committee concerning next | year's Sub-Sectional and I Sectional tournaments and ' officials. Warroad coach, Dick Ro- berts, made a motion that was passed by the head coaches, voting that a recommendation be made that next year any team playing in the semifinals or finals of the Section Eight tournament would not play on their home ice. The possibility of playing the entire Sectional tournament at the U.N.D. Arena was also discussed. The meeting also provided an excellent opportunity for the coaches to line up their respective game and scrim- mage schedules for next season. Attending the meeting from Fergus Kails were Wayne Horgen, Roger Johnson and Dennis Echelberger. Guthrie first woman to drive in Indy '500' off by cold weather and San Diego at l/js Angeles in the Na- tional was rained out with 56,- 000 on hand. It was the Dodgers' first home rainout since 1967 and only their second since moving to I/is Angeles in 1958. In frigid 43-degree Baltimore, Majors - an ABC-TV star, natch -- threw out the first ball before Hunter took over and it's doubtful if the pattycake Orioles, with Reggie Jackson back home in Arizona and Lee May in the clubhouse nursing a first-inning groin injury, could have hit that one, either. "Same old Catfish," moaned Brooks Robinson, one of the many Orioles who went hitless. "He's always around the plate and you get awful anxious up there." "He's unbelievable," said Bobby Grich, hitless in three trips. "He's worth every penny he is getting." The Yanks staked Hunter to a first-inning run on Lou Pi- nieLa's run-producing double off Ross Grimsley and added two unearned runs on Thurman Munson's bases-loaded single in the fifth. Tony Muser collected two of the hits Hunter allowed. Rangers 5, A's 1 Briles, pitching ir, a light rain, checked hard-hitting Oak- land on four hits and was back- ed by Jeff Burroughs' three-run homer off Paul Mitchell and Tom Grieve's soto shot off Mike Norris. Briles, a 32-year-old right- hander acquired from Kansas City during the off-season, blanked the A's until the sev- enth when Don Baylor tripled and scored on Sal Bando's grounder. Astros 5, Giants 0 The Giants wasted numerous opportunities in tlie early going. Richard allowed five hits and walked seven in 5 1-3 innings while Hardy was touched for four hits in 1 1-3 innings. "It wasn't a real outstanding performance," Manager Bill Virdon said of the hard-throw- ing but erratic 6-foot-S Richard, "but what I liked most was he came back after he was in trouble. I think his control problems are physical. His rhythm is bad and he still over- throws, but he's working it out." Cavs meet Bullets in NBA playoffs Journal SPORTS Fergis Falls'(Mn.) losrial Tues., April 13,1976 12 By The Associated Press Not that many fans .though! the Cleveland Cavaliers woulc ever make the National Basket- ball Association playoffs. Anc not that many think the Mil waukee Bucks belong there. The Cavaliers, having com- pleted the first half of a Cinde- rella dream by winning their first division title with a 49-33 record, go for their first fitting of the glass slipper Tuesday night when they host the Wash- ington Bullets in their best-of- seven quarter-final series. It was the Bullets, las! year's NBA Eastern Conference champs, whom the Cavaliers beat out by a game in the Cen- tral Division. The Cavaliers fin- ished third iast year and last in the four years before that, their first four in the league. In a pair of besl-of-three qualifying rounds, the Mil- waukee Bucks host the Detroit Pistons Tuesday night and the Buffalo Braves visit the Phila- C'henier. with a 19.9 average, and F.lvin Hayes, at 19.8. UK Midwest was hardly \ihat you'd call the NBA's showcase division. Milwaukee finished with a 38-44 record and won the title by two games over Detroit. Still, each team has an outstanding shooter, the Bucks with Boh Dandridge's 21.5 average, the Pistons with Bob I,anier's 21.3 mark. Seattle ami Phoenix were delphia J6ers Thursday night, separated by only one game in · ivenquar- the Pacific Division's final Blues name Francis to coach, manager ST. LOUIS (AP) - Emile Francis, who vowed a year ago never again to coach the New York Rangers, has kept his word. The 49-year-old Francis, ap- pearing eager to explore new horizons, was named Monday as coach and general manager of the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues. "On Feb. 15 of last year I told Bill Jennings (Rangers president) I was not going back behind the bench," said Francis, who stepped down a third time as New York's coach at the end of the 1974-75 season. "But that did not necessarily mean! would not coach again," he added, a twinkle in his eye. "I wanted to take my time and think about what I was going to do." An added inducement in the form of a Blues shareholder's myself," Francis quipped at a news conference, where he was introduced also as an executive vice president of the Blues' controlling Arena Corp. The 5-loot-6 Francis, whose quick moves earned him the nickname of "Cat" during six seasons as an NHL goalie, had been in the Rangers' front of- fice since hired as an assistant general manager in 1963. He became the club's general manager in 1964, assumed coaching duties to go with it the next year and first stepped down as coach in 1968. Perham and Breckenridge tie 3-3 B R E C K E N R I D G E - Major League Standings D*!roil He* Ba.' rcr INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - "I : am a rookie. You can't guaran- . te« success before you try it. i But my record would indicate a ·high chance of doing well." ,*.-'.That's how Janet Guthrie, the 'first woman ever named to ! drive a car in the Indianapolis [.HO, responds to questions about i her entry into the rich, fast and j dangerous world of champion- ; ship racing. [ She is a symbol, perhaps, of ; women's continuing encroach- ;ment on a sports domain long [dominated by men. But she : wants to be accepted on her ; own merits. [ And the U.S. Auto Club today ! considered her application for a i competition license (hat would 'allow her to race at Trenton i later this month and then at In- ·dianapolis on May 30. : "The women's movement i created the climate that made · this possible," Miss Guthrie jsaid. "I'm not a feminist, but ;the feminists have done some- t thing to change people's ideas." j Miss Guthrie, who at Meet-9 · is taller than many male driv- jers, said she enjoys being a : woman--off the I ra ck." I don't 'identify as a woman driver; I j identify as a driver. If I qualify, i l will feel I've done well," the 'tall, slender brunette said. [ JiissGulhrie, 38, has 13 years [of sports car experience in ;more than 120 races. She has jheld a Sports Car Ciub of | America lop grade competition Micense since 1964. Her credentials also in elude a jclass championship in the 12- ] hour endura r.ce ra ce at Sebri r.g rin 1970 and the 1373 North At- flar.tic Road Racing Champion- : ship. Between 1964 and 1970, she ; finished in nine straight run- nings of the Daytona 4-hoar, .Sebring and Watkins Glen 500 endurance races. Although Arler.e Hiss was the first woman to receive a USAC license and drive in a cham- pionship car race. Miss Guthrie made history last month by be- coming the first woman entered in the Indy 500. She and teammate Dick Si- mon, a veteran Ir.dy driver, will pilot turbocharged Of- fenhausers for Holla Vollstedt. Simon met Miss .Guthrie about two months ago at the Ontario, Calif., Speedway when Vollstedt asked him to evaluate her potential as a championship driver. "If you want to compare her with other rookies I've worked with, she's in the upper 25 per cent," Simon said. "I told Rolla 1 wasn't going to get involved unless she was good." role was thought to have swung the decision for Francis, who Perham and Breckenridge resigned last week as a battled to a 3-3 tie in eight in- Rangers vice president three months after he was deposed as general manager. "You might say that was the reason," he said when asked if an attempt had been made to force him behind the bench a fourth time during the Rangers' shakeup. "They started the rumors early in the year when things were going bad that 1 would re- place Ron Stewart," said Francis, whose removal Jan. 6 as general manager was followed by Stewart's firing and the hiring of John Ferguson to succeed both. "We committed ourselves to the hiring of a new coach," he added. "Unfortunately Uiere was a meeting of the minds and it was decided he was not going to be given the opportunity to finish the season. "I've hired myself as a coach a few times but I've never fired I*ss than a year later he re- placed Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion as Rangers coach, then relinquished the job again in 1973 only to take over the next year when Larry Pope in was fired. As the 10th coach in the Blues' nine-year NHL history, Francis will succeed Leo Boi- vin, 44, who stepped in as inter- im coach the same day he was fired in New York. "We had a discussion this morning and agreed that he would continue in the organ- ization," Francis said of Boi- vin. "I do hope he stays on, be- cause we need him and want him. While coach of New York over the period of a decade, Francis' record was 347-209-98 for a .606 winning percentage ranking second only to Toe Blake's .634. In the other besl-of-seven quar- ter-final series starting Tues- day night, the Phoenix Suns -- also first-timers in the playoffs -- play the SuperSonics in Seattle. All four opening-round matchups were determined by the teams' final-season per- centages in the Eastern and Western Conferences. The conferences' regular-season champs will have to wait to find out who will be their quarter- final foes. The best one in each confer- ence will play the qualifying- round winner. That will send the Boston Celtics, tops in the East, against the Buffalo- Philadelphia winner and Golden Stale, best in the West, against the survivor of the Milwaukee-Detroit matchup. It's a match-up of contra sts in Cleveland. Coach Bill Fitch's use of balance brought the Cav- aliers their first division title and playoff berth. There was no real superstar but, rather, a blend of scoring and defense by starters Jim Chones, Jim Brewer, Bingo Smith, Jim Cleamons and Dick Snyder. Chones led the scoring with a 1 5 . 8 - p o i n t a v e r a g e . Washington, meanwhile, got most of its firepower from Phil standings, with the SuperSonks winding up first with a 13-39 record. Fred Brown, Seattle's "sixth man," was the Sonics' top scorer with a 23.1 average, while guard Slick Watts led the league in assists and steals. Guard Paul Weslphal topped the Suns' scoring with a 20.5 average. nings before the game was called because of darkness. Tim Strom had two hits for Perham and sophomore hurler Dan Schroeder fanned 10 Breckenridge batters. ''Dale McConachie came up with the big play for us in the bottom of the eighth frame when he caught a fly ball in deep left field and caught a Breckenridge runner trying to score at home," said Larry Mottins of Perham. Perham is at Bertha for a 4 p.m. game today. Perham- 000 200 1H 6 3 Breck. 001 010 1W 5 3 Dan Schroeder and Ric% Sonnenberg; Dave King and Keith Micke. Elbow Lake rips Barrett 10-1 Dampier scores in final seconds giving Colonels win Peace finally reigns in NBA after six years NEW YORK (AP) - Peace reigned in the National Basket- ball Association today for the first time in six years following the [inalizatkm of a four-year collective bargaining agree- ment. The agreement, announced Monday by NBA Commissioner I-arry O'Brien and Larry Flei- sher, general counsel for the players association, at a joint news conference added gener- ously to the players' already- lucrative financial benefits. It was the first time since 1970, when Oscar Robertson and several other players filed a class action suit against the NBA, that peace prevailed in the league. The Robertson suit was set- tled out of court two months ago in Philadelphia during the All- Star break. It only needs to be approved by Judge Robert L. Carter of Southern District Court in New York to be final- ized. The judge is expected to be presented the papers for signing within the nest week. M e a n w h i l e . O ' B r i e n disclosed that Judge Carter had suggested the NBA and A m e r i c a n B a s k e t b a l l Association explore the possibility of resolving out of court another lawsuit -- the ABA's antitrust action against the NBA. The suit is scheduled to be tried in Judge Carter's court on June 1, but both sides have asked for extension s--the ABA until June 15 and the NBA until September. The suit charges the NBA with engaging in monopolistic practices de- signed to drive competitors out of business. Following Judge Carter's re- quest for settling the ABA suit out of court, O'Brien said, "1 would anticipate hearing from ABA Commissioner (Dave) De- Busschere in that context. If anything is forthcoming in that area, I would relay it to the owners of the NBA. The judge has recommended that we talk, and both s Jes want to comply with the judge's wishes. The potential for communication should be explored." Should that suit be settled, there still would be another le- gal barrier blocking the two leagues from accomplishing a long-discussed merger. That would be a suit by the ABA Players Association filed against the NBA, its member teams, the ABA and two of its teams, the New York Nets and Denver Nuggets. The suit chal- lenges the draft and other re- lated practices that affect con- ditions of ABA players. The ABA often has expressed a desire to merge with the more established NBA, but the NBA has been opposed. In fact, the NBA's Board of Governors voted unanimously during the All-Star Game to oppose merg- ing with any other pro basket- ball league. O'Brien stressed Monday that the league's position on that matter has not changed. The settlement, replacing one which expired last June 1, in- creased minimum salaries from $20,000 a year to J30,OOG through the 1978-79 season; hik- ed the playoff pool {50,000 to $1 million this year and $50,000 for each of the next three years, and raised pension benefits from 560 to $75 a month, effec- tive at age 50. The NBA players already are the highest salaried athletes in snorts, earning an average of $109,000 a year. ELBOW LAKF, - Coach Ken Sczublewski's Elbow Lake baseball team ran its record to 2-0 on the season when they handled Barrett 10-1 Monday afternoon. Mickey Gingerich scattered six hits, fanned six batters and helped his own cause getting two hits. Tim Bates was the real power at the plate, hitting S-for-1 and was credited with 4- RBIs for Elbow Lake. "It was our defense that turned the trick. We had three double plays,' 1 said Sczublewski. Today Elbow Lake is at Ashby for a 4:30 p.m. game. Barrett 100 000 8-1 6 2 Elbow Lake 350 002 x-10 8 1 Ron Ronhovde (LP) and Jay Dahl; Mickey Gingerich (WP) and Bert Larsen. SPORT SHORTS RAEFORD, N.C.I AP)-Ka- thy McMillan, a senior at Hoke High School, has exceeded the listed American record in the women's long jump. Miss McMillan leaped 21 feet, 7'j inches Monday in a triangu- lar high school meet. The dis- tance will establish an Ameri- can women's record if it is ac- cepted by the Amateur Athletic Union. It bettered the previous Americanmarkof21-7 1 4,setby Martha Watson in Stockholm in 1971. LOUISVILLE (AP) - "We've been a roller-coaster team all season but we finally hit the top," said Kentucky Colonels Coach Hubie Brown. It wasn't an easy ride for the Colonels, who nipped Indiana 100-99 on a basket by Louie Dampier with two seconds left to play Monday night. That gave the Colonels a 2-1 victory in their best-of-three prelimi- nary series of the American Basketball A s s o c i a t i o n playoffs. The Colonels advance to the semifinals against the regular season champion Denver Nug- gets. The best-of-seven series gets under way Thursday night in Denver! The -other ABA semifinal series, between the New York Nets and San Antonio Spurs, is tied l-l. The third game will be played in San Antonio Wednes- day night. Brown said Dampier's 10-foot goal was "a broken shot, the result of a broken play." Kentucky was ahead 98-96 with 17 seconds left when Mike Flynn sani a three-pointer from the corner to give Indiana a 99-98 edge. "We had planned to feed our inbounds shot to Artis Gil- more," Brown said of the strategy discussed during a timeout. "But Gilmore was sur- rounded by a sea of Indiana, jerseys and the ball wound up in Dampier's hands." Dampier recalled that he "looked up and saw two sec- onds were left and I knew I had to shoot it up right then." When the buzzer sounded, he was carried from the floor by shouting fans among the crowd 0(5,267. Dampier ended the night with 20 points, seven less than Gil- more, who also pulled in 16 rebounds. Billy Knight topped Indiana with 30 point, Flynn added 20 and Darnell Hillman had 15. It was Ftym who pulled the Pacers together. The third quarter opened with Kentucky leading 48-36, but Flynn pumpedinapairof three-point- ers and Indiana began to move. Late in the fourth quarter, with Flynn and Rave Robisch firing away, Indiana took a 91-86 lead. Moments later, Bird Averilt hit a pair of baskets and follow- ed with a free throw and the Colonels led 98-96. At that point, Flynn let go with his three- pointer. MOM AFTERNOON I-EAGUE Leading team: Huskies 6 high bowlers: Lucy K Lie £2 JeauSi»l|232) 499 SonyiaOehler 48 i Cookie Williams 419 Mildred Larson 450 Mary Harkema 450 FIRST NIGHTERS Leading team: AmWay i high bowlers: Bob«soni221| 605 AbeE»ert(212| ill MikeWicker J!0 DaveOIseni258| Hi Clarence MaDderud(206-2M|S68 NIGHT CAPPERS Leading team: 3 teams tied 5 high bowlers: DavIdSpies(2;9-224-243) 746 DaveSteinbach{240-3K) fit BillMeyer(222| 538 Steve Morrill[219) 583 RickBugbee 571 BOWLING NEWS Monday night, rolling .for Gibson's Pharmacy in the Night Cappers League, David Spies rolled games of 279,224, and 243 for a 746 series. This is the highest series rolled this year at Northern Aire Lanes; also Dave's 279 game is high for the year. He rolled 25 strikes out ol a possible 36 in three games. This was David's third 700 series at Northern Aire Lanes; he also has rolled a 701 and a 774 which is the house record. STUMP REMOVAL Rid Your Yard Ugly Stumps CARR'S TREE SERVICE BOX495 -BATTLELAKE,MN.56515 PHONE 218-495-3332 Bruins zip Kings 4-0 in 'Cup 1 playoffs By AI.F.X SACHARF, AP Sports Writer Brad Park may be back in action «ith the Boston Bruins tonight, as if (hoy really need him. Without Park, the star dc- fenseman who has been side- lined for about six weeks be- cause of surgery on his left kr.ee. the Bruins routed the I,os Ar.gelcs Kings 4-0 in the open- ing game of their Stanley Cup quarter-final series. Park worked out at Boston Garden Monday, and said he may be back on the ice when the Bruins and Kings clash in the second panic of the bcst-of- scven playoff set tonight. I «:is able tn uo full stride. arid that's encouraging." Park said. "I can't definitely say I'll play in the sccor.d game Tues- day. but I'm going to Ixis Ange- !cs." The third game of the series is at I/is Angeles Thurs- day r.iehl. The defending champion Philadelphia Flyers, mean- while. bei-an their quarter-final series against Toronto Monday night with a -1-1 victory behind their high-sc«ir.i: line of Bobby Clarke. B;ll Rirbcrand Keggic The scf.r.d i^rr.es of each scries will be plrnod tonight. with the home '.earns looking to lakes 2-0 ;d!\,inlagc. l/s Ange- les is at Boston. Toronto at Philadelphia, the New York Islanders at Buffalo and Chi cago at Montreal. F.von though Gilles Gilbert shut out the Kings in the series opener. Boston Coach Don Cherry is replacing him with Gerry Cheevers. He explained that he had decided before the playoffs to alternate goalies, and the he wasn't going to change his plan. The decision on Park will be made at garnetime by Park and the team physician, the Bruins said. If he does play, he will likely not lake a regular turn on defense but restrict his duties to power plays and penalty killing. Those arc the areas where las, Angeles was badly beaten m (he opener Sunday. Boston got three goals on its power play, and the other came while it was shorthanded. "We're just going to have to get our power play working and u-y to slop theirs," said Kings Coach Bob Pulford. The Flyers' line of Clarke, Barber and Uach, whkh piled uparccord 143 goals during the regular season, came up with two goals and four assists in the victoryover Toronto, which has r.ol beaten the Flyers in Philadelphia since Dec 19 1971. Philadelphia oulsbot Toronto J4-24, making it an easy night for Flyers goalie Bernie Par- ent, still recovering from neck surgey which forced him to miss most of the reeular sea- son. Buffalo's French Connection line of Gil Perreault, Rene Rob- ert and Rick Martin scored four goals in winning the series opener 5-3, and the Islanders must contain that unit if they hope to even things up. "That line is the key," said New York's Bob Nystrom. "The way they pass the puck and fire it ... they have great hockey sense." Montreal totally outplayed Chicago in their opener, win- ning 4-0 and driving Black Hawks Coach Billy Reay to one of sports' most time-honored cliches: "You can't win if you don't score." Reay is hopeful his team can do both tonight. PEBBLE LAKE GOLF CLUB GROUP GOLF LESSONS For Men and Women -- Now Being Formed Wriushj, April 21-10:00 a.i., 11:00 aj., 6:30 c.n. Tturslay, April 22-19:00 a.s., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.«. Friday, April 23-10:90 a ·. ui 11:00 a.n. SIX 1-HOUR LESSONS '23 (Balls and Clubs furnished) MlKE CLAYTON, Golf Professional PRO SHOP OPEN DAILY Weekdays 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Weekends 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Complete Pro Shop -- GoH Club Rentals, p u || Carts Equipment In All Price Ranges. Call N o w - 7 3 6 - 7 4 0 4

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