The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on June 2, 1976 · Page 8
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The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana · Page 8

Kalispell, Montana
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Wednesday, June 2, 1976
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A-* Wtxlmefer, Jurw 2, t9?« Th* (Mtfy InUr Ukt, KiUtpM, Montana Call Foyt to testify in slaying TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - A.J. Foyt has been subpeooaed to testify in connection with the slaying of former race car driver Elmer George, the son-in-law of Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman, the Terre Haute Star reported Tuesday Right. The Star said that both Foyt, who finished second irf Sunday's Indianapolis 500, and Hulman are among a number of persons scheduled to appear before a Vigo County grand jury Wednesday. The report, to appear in Wednesday's editions, is based on "what we considered to be reliable sources," said editor Lawrence E. Sawyer. Meanwhile, bond was set Tuesday at $100,000 for Guy M. Tfdir.ger 34, caretaker at the Hulman estate two miles east of Terre Haute. Arraignment for Trolinger, held on a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill, was continued to July 12. George, 47, a vice president of the Speedway in charge of its international radio network, was found dead Monday in an upstairs hallway of Trolinger's two-story house. Investigators said George was shot about five times and fired a gun at least twice himself. ft was not learned why Foyt was subpoenaed. The Indianapolis Star reported that the three-time Indy 500 winner may have witnessed an argu- mant between George and his wife, Mari, at the Speedway following Sunday's race. Mrs. George had filed for divorce on May 3. Butte tabs Thatcher BUTTE (AP) - John Thatcher, a Butte teacher, has been named head basketball coach at Butte Central High School. Thatcher replaces Jack Regan, who resigned in April after three years of coaching the Maroons. The new coach is a graduate of Butte Central Celtics, Suns resume feud in playoff contest No. 4 Season under way Conrad Bank pitcher Diane Smith lofts a ball toward home plate Tuesday night during the first game of the season In Kalispell women's slow pitch Softball. There are eight women's teams competing in league play this year. Conrad lost a 23-18 decision to First Federal last night. Photo by George Gelse Pee Wee scores are high in Major baseball action BB Stores, Sunriser Lions and First Northwestern National Bank emerged as easy winners Tuesday night in PeeWee Major division baseball. BB pitchers Dan O'Brien and Kirk Ness allowed just two hits, and the pair combined for nine hits of their own as BB outslugged KM by a 23-2 score. O'Brien ripped a home run among his five hits. Sunriser Lions clouted 20 base hits en route to a 22-6 decision over Three Fountains in a game continued from the previous week. Fred Illich rapped two home runs and two other base hits, as well as pitching for the winners. Tom Stapleton and Tom Armstrong added three hits each for Sunriser Lions. Lopp led the losers with two hits. First Northwestern overcame two home runs by Fisher of Norm's News as the bankers took an 11-8 decision. First Northwestern had 17 hits and Joe Walsh played well at shortstop. In PeeWee Minor division action, the Giants pounded out 25 hits in a 2712 triumph over S p o r t s m a n ' s Surplus. Rusty Sprague had five hits and Mike Jackola had three for the winners, who got a good pitching effort from Jackola. Bostic to start tonight The Kalispell Lakers will use their top two pitchers tonight when the American Legion squad opens its home baseball campaign at 7:30 at Griffin Field. Coach Rick Smith has named Randy Bostic to start on the mound against Libby, with veteran Gordie Lobdell to hurl the final four innings of the scheduled nine-inning game. Third baseman Tim Kirk has been installed in the cleanup spot on the batting order, as the result of getting six hits in his first eight trips to the plate for a .750 batting average. Scott Lyford will lead off and play right field for the Lakers, followed by Dave Stoick in left field, K.C. Johnson in center. Kirk at third, Steve Howard at first base, Dave Holliday at shortstop, Rob Hatton at second base and Sam Frazier the catcher. The ningth hitter will be the pitcher. The Lakers defeated Libby last week at Libby and Sunday Kalispell lost to the Glacier Twins at Whitefish. Following tonight's game, the Lakers are home Saturday for a double header against Butte, with games slated at 1:30 and 7:30. PHOENIX (AP) - The Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns temporarily halt their psychological war of nerves and resume their war of attrition tonight in Game Four of the National Basketball Assocation championship series. The Celtics, gunning for their 13th league title since 1957, lead the best- of-seven nationally televised series 2-1. Game Five will be played in Boston Friday night. While the players have been physically battling and battering each other on the court for three games, the coaches -- Tom Heinsohn of Boston and John MacLeod of Phoenix -- have been staging a verbal war off the court. Following the first two games, both Boston victories at home, MacLeod charged that the Celtics were being overly aggressive and were permitted by the officials to get away with it. MacLeod's accusations became widely publicized and following the Suns' victory in Game Three, Heinsohn contended that the officials had been swayed in making some calls by what the Phoenix coach had said. MacLeod then contended his remarks were not a ploy to psych his players, saying if they were not yet fired up for the first championship series in the team's eight-year history, they never would be. However, he admitted that in order to beat the Celtics, a team "must be aggressive." "I'm glad to see they're not choir boys," Heinsohn retorted. "I'm glad Women's teams open campaign Sponsors and First Federal outscored their opponents Tuesday night in the opening round of games in Kalispell women's slow pitch softball. Sponsors defeated Flathead Bank of Bigfork, 26-18 after grabbing an early 20-4 lead. Merry Kelly, Cheryl Ottenbreit, Cynthia Goldizen and Carol Seddon each had four base hits for Sponsors. Goldizen had a home run and two doubles while Kelly had a home run and five runs batted in. First Federal outlasted Conrad Bank, 23-18. Kathy Barnes was the winning pitcher and Diane Smith look the loss for Conrad. Barnes and Betsy King each had doubles for First Federal. to see MacLeod admits that they play aggressively." While the coaches have been waging their psychological warfare, most of the players have said they don't think this series has been exceptionally physical. "It hasn't been any rougher than any other time we've played Boston," said muscular forward Curtis Perry, the Suns' captain. "I think our series against Seattle (the Western Conference semifinals) was rougher. Against Seattle, Gar (Garfield Heard, Phoenix's other starting forward) and I were charged with mugging them. Now, we've got a reputation from the past. "The Celtics aren't playing rough, just hard and aggressive." The Celtics, meanwhile, have been trying to disrupt and destroy the Suns' offensive patterns with a pressing ballhawking defense. But Heln- sohn maintained that officials Richie Powers and Paul Mihalak nullified Boston's defensive strategy in Game Three by catling excessive fouls against the Celtics, putting them in foul trouble, causing them to back off defensively ami giving the Suns more room to operate. The result was 65 personal fouls, three technicals -- all against Boston -- the fouling out of the Celtics' Dave Cowens and Charlie Scott and a fight between Boston's Kevin Stacom and Phoenix Ricky Sobers, which led to the ejection of the two combatants. Blazers fife Wilkens PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - "It's going to take a healthy Bill Walton" to turn Portland into a winner, says new Portland Trail Blazers Coach Jack Ramsay. "Like 1 had a healthy one, right?" responded Lenny Wilkens, who was fired by the National Basketball Association club after completing two years of a four-year contract. Ramsay's hiring was announced at a news conference Tuesday, making him the fourth coach in the six-year history of the Blazers. "I had heard some rumors the past couple of weeks, but I still didn't think anything would happen," Wilkens said in a telephone interview. "I mean why should I? We had a lot of injuries, other problems I don't think any coach could control." Ramsay was dismissed by Buffalo on May 3 after the Braves lost to Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals. "He's not fired, he's just not rehired," Buffalo publicist Mike Shaw said at the time. Ramsay coached at Buffalo for four years, the Braves reaching the NBA playoffs the last three. Wilkens had completed the second year of a four-year contract. The Blazers were 38-44 the first year, their best record ever, and 37-45 the past season despite numerous injuries, notably to Walton. Wilkens, who previously coached Seattle for three years and played in the NBA for 15 years, said be "didn't think it was right... but he's the one making the decisions," a reference to Lawrence Weinberg, Blazers president. "I know that it's a high risk business," he said, "but I don't think you can overlook the fact that Bill Walton was hurt and out of the lineup, that Geoff Petrie started off well, then was hurt and out, and that Lloyd Neal was injured and out... "When you're winning, everyone thinks you're a genius," Wilkens said. "Next year, what if he (Walton) stays healthy? Everyone will think he (Ramsay) is a genius. Ironically, it could happen." Wilkens wasn't wishing Ramsay any ill luck, just predicting what might happen next season if the Blazers stay healthy. Johnson signs with Montana MISSOULA - Mary Johnson, a senior at Flathead High School in Kalispell, has signed an Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women letter-of-intent to play basketball at the University of Montana. A 5-9% center, Johnson averaged 8.9 points and 8.1 rebounds for coach Joe McKay's 21-2 team. At the state tournament she averaged 16 points and 16 rebounds, leading Flathead to third place. .Johnson was selected to the first team all-conference and honorable m e n t i o n a l l - s t a t e class AA teams this season. In men's slow pitch Sponsors open with victory Clip this coupon and give us the word. -^~^--~^-~ Defending champion Kalispell Sponsors rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night to edge The Daily Inter Lake, 16-15 in the opening game of the city men's slow pitch Softball league. In other games played Tuesday on the city fields south of the armory, Kalispell Merchants whipped Air Base, 15-0; Little Big Men Pizza ripped Casey's Bar of Whitefish, 19-6 and Texaco downed Stockman's Bar, 28-9. Terry Fry's two home runs staked Sponsors to an early 11-3 lead but Inter Lake scored six times in the third i n n i n g , paced by Bart Anderson's home run. Inter Lake took a one-run cushion into the seventh but three hits produced the winning two runs. Frye had three hits for the winners and John Thomas had two triples and a single to spark the losers. Gary Moen slugged a home run and teammate Bob Hooper had three straight hits for Little Big Men. 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