The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 5, 1986 · Page 15
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The Salina Journal Sunday, January 5,1986 Page 15 Flyers maintain winning ways after tragedy By The Associated Press No. 31, stitched in black, has a special spot on the left sleeve of every Philadelphia Flyers' jersey. And No. 31's locker, empty save for a tiny flag of his native Sweden, is still a special spot at the end of a row of wooden shelves. Though he's been dead nearly two months, the spirit of a spirited goalie named Pelle Lindbergh still lives inside the Spectrum — and within the hearts of many Lindbergh National Hockey League fans. He is the runaway leader at his position in fan voting for the Feb. 4 All-Star Game. Lindbergh's closest competition in the Wales Conference currently is Tom Barrasso of the Buffalo Sabres, who trails by nearly 30,000 votes. "There was some talk about taking Lindbergh off the ballot at the start," said John Halligan, an NHL spokesman, "but we thought it would be disrespectful. We thought if he won a starting spot, then it would be a tribute to him." The runner-up to Lindbergh will be the Wales Conference starter in the game, to be played at Hartford, Conn. There is no sentiment to supplant Lindbergh with Bob Froese, the Flyers' current No. 1 goalie. "There will be other Flyers on the team," Halligan said. As for that remarkable team, it's been business as usual on the ice since Nov. 10, the morning Lindbergh slammed his turbocharged Porsche into a retaining wall in Somderdale, N.J. Police said he had been drinking. The accident left him brain dead; two days later he was disconnected from life-support equipment and his organs donated to the living. The accident left the Flyers minus a cherished teammate and without their strongest weapon — goaltending. But the emotional letdown that was expected to follow, never materialized. The Flyers quickly regrouped, promoted Froese from backup to frontline goalie, and maintained their place atop the Patrick Division with the best record in the NHL. "Pelle's name comes up a lot," said Tim Kerr, the Flyers' high- scoring forward. "There'll be funny things that we still laugh about. But you know, I think we've gotten over the sadness. Those kinds of things happen in life, and you have to accept that and bounce back. "He was the best goalie in hockey and there's no doubt he won a lot of games for us," Kerr said. "But his death is something that brought us together. We were always a very close-knit team, anyway, and this made us closer." Lindbergh was the key in getting last year's Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals where they lost in five games to the Edmonton Oilers. He won the Vezina Trophy with a 3.02 goals- against average and was voted the Flyers' most valuable player. Coach Mike Keenan recalled the week following Lindbergh's death "as emotionally draining as any experience that I've ever gone through. Nothing has even compared to it." And he suggested the mental part of the tragedy might still be affecting some members of his team, even if they aren't talking about it. "Dave Poulin was carrying a big emotional responsibility," Keenan said of the Flyers' captain. "He had to keep the team together and prepared after that and Pelle's tragedy put a lot of weight on his shoulders. "He'd be the last to say it, but I think there is a price to pay in terms of emotional response." Otherwise, things haven't changed much for the Flyers, though they did have a mild slump in mid-December, losing four of five games. "We're still a hard-working team," Keenan said. "We're still doing the same things we did with Pelle." What bothers most of the Flyers is that they have to do it without him. "The saddest part," defenseman Brad Marsh was quoted as saying, "is we're going to go on and win a couple of Cups, and Pelle's going to miss it." WAL-MART AUTO CENTER Don't Miss Our Auto Service Specials Ad Each Sunday In Entertainment Section. College baseball coaches work for more exposure NEW ORLEANS (AP) - College baseball doesn't exactly bask in the light of national attention, but the time is coming when it will take its place in the sun, according to some of the 1,500 members attending the American Baseball Coaches Association convention here. "You can tell by the number of coaches we have here," Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda told the ACBA Friday. "It wasn't long ago a school principal would hand the music teacher a bat and ball and tell him, 'You're our new baseball coach. The old one quit.'" Even in the Southeastern Conference, where football is king, baseball got a first. "The SEC has a Heisman Trophy winner recently in Auburn's Bo Jackson," Mississippi State coach Ron Polk said. "But the SEC voted our first baseman (Will Clark) its Athlete of the Year. It's the first time that's ever happened to a baseball player in our league." Clark, who prepped at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, continued to collect honors at the United States Baseball Federation luncheon Friday. He was presented with the Golden Spikes Award which goes to the top college player each year. Like all organizations, the ABCA wants to make its sport better. There's a debate brewing now on the number of games teams should play, as well as a return to the wooden bat. After a dozen years of using the aluminum bat, some college coaches (17 percent) are ready to go back to wood. One of the leaders is Southern Cal's Rod Dedeaux, college baseball's all- time winningest coach. "I've been carrying on a one-man crusade for years," he said. "I think I'm gaining." John Reagan, head coach at Murray State and chairman of the NCAA rules committee, says there is no intention at this point to rule out the aluminium bat. "In the days of the wooden bat in college baseball, we let our hitters select 10 bats apiece. That cost us around $100 per player. We did that with every player each season. If a player stayed four years, we would spend at least $400 on bats for him. "Now an incoming freshman is allowed to select one aluminium bat (at a cost of $50) We don't buy him another one until his junior year. That's cutting equipment cost way down, "he said. Lady Cats third in tourney LAS VEGAS — Kansas State overcame a 15-point first-half deficit Saturday night to post a 66-63 victory over 16th-ranked Nevada-Las Vegas in the third-place game of the UNLV Classic. The victory improved the Lady Cats to' 9-3 overall while UNLV dropped to 7-5. Kansas State was down 25-10 with eight minutes remaining in the first half, but whittled the margin to four points (31-27) at intermission. K- State finally took the lead at the 10:54 mark of the second half when Susan Green dropped in a layup. .K-State upped its lead to seven points on two occasions, but UNLV came back to tie the score at 61-61 with 1:14 remaining. Sheila Hubert of K-State then hit a 10-footer with 35 seconds to play and was fouled. She converted the free throw to give KSU a 64-61 lead. Donya Monroe of UNLV closed the gap to a single point with two free throws with 22 seconds left, but Hubert iced the game with a layup with 12 seconds remaining. Hubert led the Lady Cats with 18 points while Green and Amanda Holley had 12 each. Moore scored 17 for the Rebels. KANSAS STATE (66) Jackson 2-4 2-2 6, Green 5-8 2-3 12, Jones 2-6 2-3 6, Fitzpatrick 0-2 0-0 0. Thomas 1-4 0-2 2, Hubert 6-116-718, Leiding 2-2 2-4 6, Durham 1 3 2-2 4, Holley 4-9 4-4 12. TOTALS 23-55 20-27 66. NEVADA-LAS VEGAS (63) Thomas 5-15 4-7 14, Christian 2-100-0 4, Sims 2-5 1-1 5, Harris 1-6 4-4 6, Hall 1-1 2-2 4, Crawford 0-0 0-0 0, Brooks 4-6 5-513, Monroe 8121-3 17. TOTALS 23-53 17-2263. HALFTIME — UNLV 31, KSU 27. TOTAL FOULS — KSU 19, UNLV 23. FOULED OUT — None. REBOUNDS — KSU 35 (Thomas 7), UNLV 39 (Christian 9). TURNOVERS — KSU 18, UNLV 22. ASSISTS — KSU 11, UNLV 14. TECHNICAL FOULS — KSU bench. Thunderettes blast Texas team DALLAS — Angie Kossow poured in 30 points and Diane Arnold scored 20 Saturday night as the Cloud County women rolled to a 105-53 victory over Richland (Texas) Junior College. The victory boosted the Thun- derettes to 8-3 overall heading into Wednesday night's game at Pratt. Kossow, a 5-4 freshman guard from Marysville, had 14 field goals and two free throws for her career-high total. Arnold, a 5-11 freshman from Downs, hit nine field goals and both of her free throws for 20 points. They were joined in double figures by Pam Sipple, Tonja Wondra, Stacie Sproul and Jennifer Bottom, who each had 10 points. CLOUD COUNTY (105) Kossow 14 2-2 30, Hoffman 0 0-0 0, Sipple 3 4610, Kline 00-00, Sproul 4 2-4 10, Wondra 50-0 10, Anderson 3 0-2 6, Vieta 21-15, Holsapple 0 2-2 2, Bottom 5 0-0 10, Haresnape 1 0-0 2. Arnold 9 2-2 20, Grouerholz 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 46 13-19105. RICHLAND (53) Jordan 3 1-2 7, Motley 20-34, Harris 1 0-02, Davidson 4 5-6 13, Hunt 5 2-2 12, Thomason 2 00 4, Morrison 1 5-6 7, Rutledge 12-24. TOTALS 1915-21 53. HALFTIME — Cloud County 47, Richland 28. TOTAL FOULS — Cloud County 20, Richland 16. FOULED OUT — None. TECHNICAL FOULS — Hunt(R). Wesleyan football banquet set Kansas Wesleyan will honor its 1985 football team Saturday with a banquet in Shriwise Dining Room on the KW campus. Nine awards will be presented at the banquet, which begins at 7 p.m. The awards include: President's Award, Most Valuable Player and Academic Excellence Achievement. ' Six other awards will be presented by Coyote head coach Jack Welch. They include: Offensive Back of the Year, Offensive Lineman of the Year, Defensive Back of the Year, Defensive Lineman of the Year, Offensive ScSut Team Player of the Year and Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year. Tickets for the banquet are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12-and- under. Reservations may be made by calling assistant football coach Bill Taylor at the Kansas Wesleyan football office, 827-5541. Radio /haeli Different sale items in different stores, but all stores are loaded with budget pleasers, many not mentioned here. Hurry in for best selection! 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