The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 8, 1986 · Page 3
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 3

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, January 8, 1986
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The Salina Journal Plus Wednesday, January 8,1986 Page 3 SES, Ellsworth, Smoky Valley schools move into new prep league ByTlMHOSTETTER Sports Writer Beginning the fall of 1987, there will again be a Central Kansas League in high school competition. The reformed CKL will have all new faces compared to the original CKL — which included Salina South and Salina Central — that was in existence from 1922 through 1978. Charter members of the new CKL will be Smoky Valley, Ellsworth and Southeast of Saline, current members of the North Central Activities Association; Haven, Hesston and Lyons of the Mid-Kansas League, and Ellinwood of the Central Prairie League. The new league isn't expected to hurt the Mid-Kansas or the Central Prairie leagues because each will still have seven members. The NCAA — in competition since 1976 — will dissolve, however. The breakup has left remaining NCAA members Beloit, Belleville, Minneapolis and'Sacred Heart without a league. "Travel was the number one reason why the new league was formed," said Smoky Valley superintendent Irvin Myers. "Our longest trip will be 65 miles to Ellinwood. Now, we're traveling 95 miles to Belleville and 85 to Beloit." Ellinwood will have the two longest trips — 78 miles each to Southeast of Saline and Hesston. While the other six teams will have shorter travel distances for extracurricular activities, Ellinwood will have a few more total miles to log. "It will still be better for us because of the competition will be bet- ter," said Ellinwood head football and girls' basketball coach Craig Schneider. It appeared the CKL would have eight members, but Halstead's school board voted not to move over from the Mid-Kansas. Eight teams would seem to be an ideal number, but new league president Bert Hitchcock of Ellsworth likes seven because of football scheduling. "Because Haven is the only 4A school in the new league (the rest are 3A), it couldn't have played a complete league schedule because of the district schedule," Hitchcock said. "With seven teams, we will be able to play a complete league football schedule." Depending on what bylaws the league's appointed executive committee formulates in the next two weeks, the league may be open to accepting new members. It's apparent, however, that travel distance would be one of the top priorities in accepting new members. The league's philosophy toward new members could change if some of the teams joined Haven in 4A. Hesston, Smoky Valley and Ellsworth are very close to 4A. While Belleville stands little chance of being accepted into the CKL, Minneapolis and Sacred Heart do have outside chances. Minneapolis has asked to join the CKL, but, according to Hitchcock, will have to wait for the league's bylaws to be written for its answer. Minneapolis superintendent Ron Clifton isn't optimistic. "It's frustrating for us because it leaves us out in the open," Clifton said. "There's lots of pride and satisfaction associated with playing in a league. If you don't play in a league, there's lots of scheduling problems." Beloit hopes to join the North Central Kansas League. The NCKL — comprised of Abilene, Chapman, Clay Center, Concordia, Marysville and Wamego — is expected to act on Beloit's request this month. Belleville and Minneapolis already have ruled out the NCKL because of its bigger-sized schools (all 4A). Both schools have sent letters of request to the Blue Valley League. The BVL schools — Clifton-Clyde, Hanover, Linn, Riley County, Valley Heights and Washington — won't have any answers until later this month. "It surprised me," said Belleville superintendent Ray Salmon on receiving news that the CKL is now official. "We have a solid league in the NCAA. The reason we got out of the NCKL (1983) was because we were too small. We thought the NCAA would be a stable league. We're in a tough situation because we're shut off from the north by Nebraska and the Mid-Continent League is too far west. We'd have to travel farther if we went east." O'Neill wins award KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. has been named the 1986 recipient of the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award, it was announced Saturday. The Massachusetts Democrat, who is retiring from Congress after his current term, will be honored at a luncheon here on May 8, Truman's birthday. THE JEAN STATION Gordon Fiedler Jr. Counselor John Karath tends to a blistered foot. \/ Passport (Continued from Page 2) a total of 45 days in the wilderness. For almost all of them, it's an alien experience. And that's what Passport wants. "It shakes up what they're used to," Beer said. "It predisposes them to make changes." Beer said the program starts slow, physically, and builds throughout the three sessions as the youngsters become accustomed to the outdoors. Despite the well-ordered goal, the atmosphere on the trail is not always filled with song and the sound of happy feet. Life in camp is not a festival for everyone. Getting along with others in the group sometimes seems as difficult as trying to levitate 40-pound backpacks. For those pressure-cooker incidents, Passport developed a safety valve known as "the huddle." Any child who feels he has been the victim of some injustice can call a huddle, anytime, anywhere. For the other 11 members, everything grinds to a halt. Tents are left half-pitched, the stove under the cook pot is turned to simmer or the day's hike is temporarily suspended until the problem has been worked out. When the boys took a day's breather from backpacking to go rappelling at Big Bend, they used huddles to resolve several incidents: throwing rocks and water, the killing of a tarantula and swearing. Next: Anatomy of a huddle. ALL PAYMENTS COLLECTED BY AUTHORIZED RECIPIENT WILL BE DEPOSITED 1st National Bank ACCT. #793-961 PUBLIC SALE OF VACUUMS FROM DEALER ACCOUNT NO. 533687 by Order of Secured Party WILL BE HELD AT: Best Western-Mid America Inn, Salina 1-70 at Exit 252 Time: Friday, Jan. 10 — 10:3O A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, Jan. 11 — 9:30 A.M. to 7:OO P.M. Sale limited to inventory available, only These units were repossessed from a large Mid-West dealer and will be sold directly to the public. Name brand sewing machines — Singer — Pfaff — Necchi — Bernina — Elna — Viking — White — Riccar and more New, Original Values to $1500.00. Prices start at $58.00. Used from $25.00. Inventory includes some Sergers and Walking Foot Upholstery Machines. Vacuum Cleaners — Eureka — Hoovers — Kirby — Compact — Rainbow — Electrolux — Panasonic — Filter Queen and more. New, Original Values to $950.00. Prices start at $48.00. Used from $25.00. Also included — other bankruptcy and closeout merchandise. Cash — Visa — MasterCard — American Express. All New Units With Full Factory Warranties No Phone Calls Please ilium iiiiiili Regular Priced Merchandise ENTIRE STOCK INCLUDED ALL SALES FINAL NO EXCHANGES »NO REFUNDS «NO LAYAWAYS ^l MID STATE MALL, SALINA *^~ I DISCOUNT STORE CLEARANCE Sale Starts Wednesday, January 8,1986 OFF SELECTED ITEMS We 've Cut Prices on Items in Every Department There will Never Be a Better Time to Save! <& 1930 South 9th St., Salina: :Daily 9 to 9, Sunday 12:30 to 6;

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