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SPORTANGLES They laughed when he sat down to play, but . Well, they were laughing at Coach Claude Gibson of Tulsa last week, before he sat down to manage play against Arkansas. Gibson, had indeed, created a funny situation. He told his players, told the nress, told anyone who would listen that Tulsa was going to get Joe Ferguson, Arkansas' quarterback, even, said Gibson, "if I have to go out there and help with the blitz myself." Gibson also said Tulsa would destroy the "clean machine" label hung on Arkansas' offensive line. The Razorbacks had been destroying opponents, opening huge holes in their lines, operating with machine - line precision. No dirty, stuff, understand. Just blocks that knocked linesmen into the end zone, and opened holes that Sunday School daisy - chain youngsters could tippie-toe through. Blitz Talk Proved Pure Propaganda The laughter at Gibson's expense may have become a little louder as three quarters of the game went by and the Arkansas "clean machine" had opened the route for three touchdowns a n d a 20-0 Razorback lead. Ferguson hadn't been quite up to par on his passes, and that was a bit surprising because Gibson's talk had been pure propaganda. He didii't have his team blitzing at all. Then in the fourth quarter, Gibson sent Larry Frey into the fray. Frey, a sophomore, carried 17 times for 70 yards. He took a lot of pressure off Todd Starks, Tulsa quarterback, who began hitting his receivers. Tulsa scored one touchodovvn on a Todd pass and Sam Henry converted. Tulsa scored two, and again got the conversion. Then Todd hit Starks with a 21-yard screen pass for a third touchdown. Henry's third boot was good and Tulsa won the football game, 21-20 for what Gibson called "the greatest victory in Tulsa history." Gibson admitted the "blitz" talk was just a pysch job on Ferguson. All They Really Want Is Superior Effort Psych jobs don't alwavs work. Coach Chuck Mills of" Utah State says he doesn't use them —that they just confuse his own players. However he did say he'd trade Utah State's blue jersies for red and hope the fans at Nebraska, Saturday, get all mixed up. Most coaches use 'psych' in one way or another. They shame their boys. They tell little fibs about them. They credit opponents with assets they do not have. Thzy recall the horrible defeats heaped on them by this weeks opponent, last year, or ten years ago. Jack Mitchell at K.U. once said the Jays had played so poorly they were a disgrace to the pioneers who settled Kansas. Most coaches have a "bad practice" before a big game. The practice may have been excellent, but the coach wants his opponent of the week to think he won't be ready, and he wants to spur his players to work even harder next day. Coaches talk of how tremendously big their opponent wi'l be, neglecting to add that t'e big guys may be so slow lh-v'd lose a 40 yard sprint to f- f»'e*ihant on stilts, Tennessee coaches harped all last week on the fact nasty old Ainurn had knocked the Vols cut of a national championship last year by winning 36-23. That »'i n't work. Auburn won again 1st Sa'urday, 10-9, and may lav 1 "done it again." B-ar Bryant has been exhort- i •". his Alabama forces all this v ek tn wine out the stigma of (heir 48-23 loss to Mississippi a year ago. Saturday we'll know low his strategy worfcea. %&nei- ly at Mississippi, the coaches have been telling their unbeaten squad: "We did it last year and we'll do it again." Sports Results PRO BASKETBALL New York Nets 116, Carolina 103 Denver 110, Floridians 107 Buffalo 1H, Detroit 105 New York Knlcks 98, Indianapolis 96 PRO HOCKEY Philadelphia 3, St. Louis 1 A's Best While On Road BALTIMORE (AP) - Opening the American League playoffs away from home might be a disadvantage for most baseball clubs, but apparently not for the Oakland Athletics. They set a league record this season with 55 road victories, one more than the 1939 Yankees record. The A's were 5525, the old Yanks 54-20. Also, as Oakland Manager Dick Williams lamented while the A's were turning the AL's Western Division race into a runaway in August, "We're more appreciated on the road than at home." There were about a thousand rooters on hand though for a rally at the Oakland International Airport Thursday when the A's departed for Baltimore. A Dixieland band blared sendoff music, shouts of "Beat the Birds" and placards with the same message were numerous. Each Oakland player was introduced before boarding the plane and given a cheer of encouragement. "We're going back to Baltimore with the idea of winning two games," Williams told the crowd. "When we return Sunday night, we expect to come back a winner and be ready to wrap up the playoffs in the Coliseum." Even with their great road record the A's can't be too happy that the out-of-town park where they begin the playoffs is Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. They've lost three of five there this year, one by 1-0 and the other two when the Birds came from behind in the ninth inning. And Mayo Smith, former Detroit Manager who scouted the Orioles for Oakland this month, reports Baltimore's field in bad condition from recent football games. "But the infield is okay," Smith said, "and won't hurt the A's speed on the bases. The outfield is in terrible condition." Reggie Jackson, with 32 home runs, and Sal Bando. with 24, give Oakland's attack some power, but speed leaturing shortstop Bert Campaneris' 34 stolen bases, has been a keystone of their success. Another keystone is the pitching of the club's two 20-game winners who will start the playoffs in Baltiinore-Vida Blue, 248, and Jim Hunter, 21-11. American League East W L Pet. GB Baltimore 101 57 .639 — Detroit 91 71 .562 12 Boston S5 77 .525 18 New York 32 80 .506 21 Washington 63 96 .396 38 Cleveland 60 102 .370 43 Oakland 101 60 .en — Kansas City 85 76 .528 16 Chicago 79 83 .488 22' 3 California 76 86 .46? 25' 2 Minnesota 74 86 .4 3 26' 1 Milwaukee 69 92 .429 32 Results New York 0, Washington 0, forfeit California 3, Minnesota 2 Chicago 2. Milwaukee 1 Other clubs not scheduled. .. Pittsburgh St Louis' Chicaqo New York Montroal Philadelphia San Francisco Los Anyeles Atlanta Houslon Cincinnati San Diego National League East W 97 90 83 93 71 67 West 90 89 82 79 79 61 L 65 72 79 79 90 95 72 73 80 83 83 100 PCt. .599 .556 .512 .512 .441 .556 .549 .106 .488 .488 .379 GB 7 14 14 25' J 1 8 11 11 28' 2 Results Chicago 5, Montreal 3 Pittsburgh 4, Philadlphia 3 New York 6, St Louis 1 Atlan'a 6, Cincinnati 2 San Francisco 5, San Diego 1 Los Angeles 2, Houston 1 WINS HOMER TITLE — Bill Melton of the Chicago White Sox belted his 33rd home run to win the American League homer championship, Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Melton is the (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) first White Sox player ever to win the home run title. ChiSox won the game, 2-1, but finished a weak third in the American League, West. Giants In—By Front Door SAN DIEGO (AP) — High- kicking Juan Marichal pitched the San Francisco Giants to the National league's elusive West Division title Thursday night with a masterful 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres in the final game of the season. The victory sent the Giants into the best-of-five playoff series against Pittsburgh, the East champion, for the National League pennant. The series starts Saturday in San Francisco. Marichal Superb The Giants, who had frittered away almost all of an BVi-game lead to the pursuing Los Angeles Dodgers with a dreadful Sep- Braves Take Final Came ATLANTA (AP) - Jim Brezeale's first major league home run ignited a six-run uprising in the seventh inning that powered the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Thursday night. Night Game Cincinnati 001 000 100-2 4 3 Atlanta 0O0 000 60x—6 4 1 Wilcox, Borbon (8) and Plummer; House, Neibauer (8) and Didier. W— House, l-O. L—Wilcox, 2-2. HRs—Cincin­ nati, T. Perez (25), Atlanta, Brezeale (1). tember slump, had to call on the ace of their staff to nail down the division crown and Marichal was superb. The veteran right-hander from the Dominican Republic permitted just five hits and the only run the Padres managed was unearned—the result of an error by Marichal himself. The Giants never had to worry about the scoreboard and Early Triumphs Let Giants In SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants, in their first full season under Manager Charlie Fox, grabbed first place when the season was a week old and somehow managed to keep it till the end. They won the National League West championship, their second title since leaving New York 13 years ago, despite a June Swoon, a prematurely named September Mourn and other assorted slumps. Fox's team played some of the best baseball in the National League in building a IOV2- game lead; it played some of the worst later on. The Giants led second place Los Angeles by 8Vfe games before a doubleheader loss to Houston Sept. 5 that began a seven-game losing streak. Demons' Offense Hits High Gear By KENNY WOODARD Dodge City's offense is at its best in the West Central Kansas League. Ranked No. 1 in 4 -A, the Demons, defending state 4A champs, lead the league in rushing with 719 net yards rushing, in average yards per play with a 5.1. in scoring with 78 points and in touchdowns with 10. Dodge City has an overall record of 3-0 and is 1-0 in the WCKL. However at the present time, Dodge is second in the league to Hays and Pratt. The two teams have the same record as the Demons but are 2-0 in the WCKL. Defense Tough Pratt, rated No. 4 in 3-A, has the least number of points scores against them with a total of six. They have blanked two opponents this season. Hays defense is one of the main reasons it has been at the top. Hays has allowed only 330 yet yards rushing for a 2.7 average per play, second only to Garden City. They also have the second lowest number . of yards gained through passing with 117 for a 11.7 average per completion. Hays is seventh rated in class 4-A. In the individual statistics, Dodge City's Vernon Lloyd leads all rushers with a 6.6 average. Lloyd has 242 yards on 37 carries. He.also leads the Dragons in scoring with 30 points coming on four TD's and three two - point conversions. His teammate Vince Scholle is second with a 6.4 average per carry, 264 yards on 41 carries. He is second leading scorer with 24 . David Foltz of Garden City is the leader in total rushing yardage with 340. He has carried the ball 74 times for a 4.1 average. Jeff Taylor of Pratt is the leader in pass receiving with eight catches for 150 yards and three touchdowna. Boone Leads Passers Garden City's Russ Boone is the league's best passer. Boone has thrown 42 times and completed 16 for 265 yards and a 38.1 percentage. Kelly Eastes, Pratt had completed 10 of 25 for 180 yards but Eastes will be out the remainder of the season with a broken leg. They teased Los Angeles fans by losing 11 of 12 games, with six of the losses to the Dodgers, and their lead was down to one game by Sept. 14. It was a classic Giants-Dod gers pennant race, bringing back memories of 1962 and 1951, when the Giants won titles only after beating the Dodgers in post-season playoffs. But the Giants won when they had to. Owe Much to Willie Willie Mays, who began his major league career in the exciting 1951 season, said this May, "We're doing things that have to be done to win a pennant." And one of the biggest reasons the Giants jumped to their early lead was the hitting of Mays. On his 40th birthday, May 9, the center fielder was batting .383. The Giants captain couldn't keep it up, and admitted later he wished he's rested more during the season. But he was needed in the lineup, often at first base for the ailing Willie MicCovey, so he played. . .and finished the season with a team-high 11 game-winning- hits. Rookie shortstop Chris Speier was another early season sensation for the Giants and teamed with second baseman Tito Fuentes to give the iants' one of the best double play combinations in the league. Bonds Steady Outfielder Bobby Bonds, an All-Star in his third full season in the majors, was the team's steadiest hitter, leading in almost all batting departments. Fox, the 50-year-old manager who has been in the Giants' or the game Los Angeles was playing against Houston 125 miles north of here. A Dodger victory and Giant loss would have forced a one-game playoff between the two teams for the flag but Marichal prevented that. Rookie Dave Kingman, filling in for injured Bobby Bonds, the Giants' offensive leader, ripped a two-run homer that provided the big difference for the Giants. San Francisco 000 300 002— 5 10 1 San Diego 000 010 000— 1 5 0 Marichal and Dletz; Roberts, Arlin (4), Corkins (7), Severinsen (9) and Barton. W—Marichal, 18-)). L—Roberts, 14-17. HR—San Francisco, Kingman (6). Dodgers Also Win But Fall Game Short LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Buckner's tie-breaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning gave Los Angeles a 2-1 victory over Houston Thursday night but the Dodgers fell one game short in their quest for the National League West pennant. They lost it to the arch-rival San Francisco Giants, who threw away virtually all of their 8!fe-game September lead before waking up, then beating San Diego 5-1 Thursday night to clinch the crown. Winning pitcher Don Sutton, 17-12, singled with one out in the seventh and Maury Wills followed with his second hit of the night, sending Sutton to third. Buckner then flied to center fielder Cesar Cedeno, scoring Sutton. Los Angeles scored first in the fourth inning with the aid of an error. Richie Allen led off the inning with a single and Manny Mota bunted him to second. But Catcher John Edwards fumbled the bunt for an error and Mota also reached base. Willie Crawford forced Mota, Allen going to third, and Jim Lefebvre grounded to "first baseman Bob Watson as Allen j came across the plate. Houston, limited to a single by Sutton through five innings, tied the game in the sixth on a two-out double to right by Cedeno and a single to center by Watson. Los Angeles loaded the bases in the third against loser Jack Billingham. 10-16, but failed to score. Lefebvre led off the inning with a single after the ganization 29 years, said before'|\''7 "T 7 the season that they had "the.JJ ° dg T t had t gone out 10 order best pair of stoppers in base-1 ""I, J 1 "? 1 Duke Sims ball" in Gaylord Perry and |Walked but Sutton < attempting Juan Marichal. But both veteran right-hand­ ers, after great starts, ran into midseason troubles before finishing strong. John Cumberland, Ron Bryant, Don Carrithers and others came through as starters, however, as the Giants held their lead. Young Jerry Johnson and 41-year-old Don McMahon were the bullpen stars throughout the year. to advance the runners with a sacrifice, struck out. Maury Wills, extending his hitting streak to six games, sin gled to center but Lefebvre held at third, loading the bases Buckner sent a grounder back to the mound and Billingham forced Lefebvre at the plate. Davis then grounded to first. Houston 000 Ml 000— 1 6 1 Los Angeles 000 100 lox— 2 6 0 Billingham and Edwards; Sutton and Sims. W—Sutton. 17-12. L-Billlngham, 10- ChiCubs Tie For Third MONTREAL (AP^ - Ron Santo broke a tie with a run- scoring single with two out in the ninth inning and Jim Hickman followed with a two-run double as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Montreal Expos 5-3 Thursday night in the season finale for both clubs. The victory enabled the Cubs to finish in a third-place tie with the New York Mets in the National League's East Division. Chicago 000 001 013—5 10 0 Montroal . . 000 011 O01—3 9 1 Jenkins and Rudolph, Cannizzaro (8); Stoneman and Boccabella. W—Jenkins, 24-13. L— Stoneman, 17-16. HRs—Chicago, Callison (8). Montreal, Boccabella (3). Tom Seaver Wins Twenty NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Seaver, striking out 13 batters to raise his own National League record to 289 for a right-hander, won his 20th game Thursday night as he rode Ken Singleton's two home runs to a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Night Game St. Louis 000 000 01O—1 7 ) New York 000 015 OOx— 6 8 0 Patterson, Reuss (6), Santorlni (7) and Stinson; Seaver and Grote. W—Seaver, 20-10. L—Patterson, O-l. HRs—New York, Singleton 2 (13). Angels Take Final Game MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL (AP) — Syd O'Brien stroked a two-run pinch single in the eighth inning as the California Angels beat Minnesota 3-2 Thursday in the final game of the season and took fourth place over the Twins in the American League West. American League California 000 100 020-3 « 2 Minnesota 100 000 001—2 ? 1 May, Allen (81 and Torborg; Kaat and Roof. W—May, 11-12. L—Kaat, 13-14. Niekerson Frosh Defeat Fairfield LANGDON - Allen Philback scored three touchdowns as the Niekerson freshman football team downed Fairfield 34-16 Thursday night. Philback scored his first touchdown on an 18 yard run. His second score came on a 19 yard run. A one yard plunge accounted for his third. Niekerson also got a 44 yard paydirt run from Johnson and a four yard plunge from Smith to account for the other scores. Fairfield's Clay Truitt threw two touchdown aerials, one of 27 yards to Rocky Gagnebin and a one yard scoring pass to Morrell. Gagnebin ran both two point conversions. Hutchinson News Friday, Oct. 1, 1971 Page 13 No. 1 Greyhounds Play Here Tonight By BARBARA CAYWOOD Hutchinson's Blue Dragons are going to be in an unfamiliar position Friday night at Gowans Stadium — they're going to be a several touchdown underdog. The defending national champion and currently No. I ranked Fort Scott Greyhounds come to town to help the Drag­ ons celebrate Homecoming. The game will start at 8 p.m. The Greyhounds are perking along with 3-0 record and have [been dishing out plenty of point I punishment to their first three j opponents. j Hutchinson is 1-1-1 at the I present time and the Dragons Four C.S. Teams Still Unbeaten Halstead and Haven b o y s. Union Valley and Haven girls remained unbeaten after Thursday's round of play in the Central Sunflower Grade softball league. Haven won both boys and girls contests from South Hutchinson at Haven. Greg Baldauf pitched a four hitter and hit two doubles as Hav^n won the boys game, 4-1. Max McMillian blasted a two run homer for winners. Haven boys are now 3-0. Haven girls, also 3(1, scored 11 runs in the first inning and went on to defeat South Hutchinson girls, 14-2. Jeanninc Franks hit a two run homer in Haven's big inning. Halstead boys and girls also won, in games with Buhler at Halstead. Halstead boys racked their fourth win, 4-0 and knocked Buhler from unbeaten ranks behind the five hit shutout pitching of Mark Talbott. Halstead Girls, now 2-2, w o n 13-5. Heavy hitting featured t h e games at Union Valley where Niekerson boys won 7-5 for their first victory and Union Valley girls won 16-13 for a 3-0 record. Mark Richardson hit a three I run homer for Union Valley | boys. Cline hit. a three run homer and King a two - score blast for Niekerson. Lynne Powell of Union Valley a n d Roetka of Niekerson hit three- run homers in the girls' game. are 1-1 in Jayhawk Juco Conference play. If they are to have a chance at the JJC champkonship this season, a win over the Greyhounds is a must. Hutchinson's last outing, a 0-0 tie in the mud at Arkansas City was labeled "frustrating" by head coach John Matous. "It was a lack of mental effort," he said. But the Dragons have had ! long, bruising practices this week with an emphasis on concentration and execution. '"Fort Scott is an outstanding ball club." Matous said Thursday morning, "and they're coming up here to win, but our attitude is good and we're planning to win." Salt Hawks Take Invitational Here By KENNY WOODARD The Hutchinson Salt Hawks Cross Country team won t h c high school invitational meet at Carey Park, here. Wednesday afternoon, in impressive fashion. The Hawks had a first place total of 40 points. Wichita West was a distant second with 91 and Wichita North was third with 97. Hutchinson's Roger Caldwell and Harold McQueen of Wichita North locked up in a r e a I grueling race, with both runners clocked at 9:59 at the end. However, the officials declared McQueen the winner. Tim Mitchell of Hutchinson was third with a time of 10:09. Rounding out the top ten runners were Kelly Cooper, Wich-j ita North, 10:14, Steve Prevco, i Wichita North, 10:16, Ted Crank, Hutchinson, 10:18, Gary Klicver, Winfield; 10:20, Joe Gimar, Hutchinson, 10:21. Gene Bircher, Hutchinson, 10:22 and Tcrrv Neufer, Wichita West, 10:23. Other Hutchinson runners that placed in the meet were Craig Hodges, 15th, 10:28; Terry George, 17th, 10:30 and Larry Achilles, 18th, 10:31. The Hutchinson B - team finished second with a score of 61 points. Wichita West was first with 29 points. Emporia was third with 105, Wichita North fifth with 107 and Campus eighth with 108. The Hawk's Cross Country team will travel to McPherson next Thursday and will run at Wichita Heights on Friday. Nats' Fans Give Game to Yankees WASHINGTON (AP) Raucous fans rushing onto the field with only one out to go gave the New York Yankees a 9-0 forfeit victory over Washington with the Senators ahead 7-5 Thursday night in an unruly farewell to baseball in the nation's capital. ' The Senators, aroused by Frank Howard's home run, had rallied to wipe out a four-run deficit, before the crowd cost the Senators the victory and gave the game to New York. With two outs in the Yankee ninth, hundreds of rowdy youngsters and adults charged onto the field to begin mobbing the players, ripping up the bases, and stripping the scoreboard. After a public-address warning to the crowd of 14,460, the umpires called the forfeit. The wild windup climaxed a 71-year era of baseball in the nation's capital, where 11 presidents have watched the Senators and thrown out the traditional first ball of the season. The American League has already approved the Senators' move to Dallas-Fort Worth for next season. Bucs Down Phils 4-3 PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates used a two-run double by Jackie Hernandez to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Thursday night in the final game of the regular season. Manager Danny Murtaugh used five pitchers in a tune-up for the National League playoffs with Bob Moose, the second hurler, picking up his 11th victory against seven defeats. Manny Sanguillen's sixth home run of the season tied the score 1-1 in the third, then the Pirates struck for three runs in jthe fourth to tag Billy Champion with his fifth loss in eight decisions. Night Gam* Pittsburgh 001 300 000-4 5 2 Philadelphia .... 102 000 000—3 9 0 Briles, Moose (4), Johnson (6), Miller (7), Glustl (8) and Sanguillen; Champion, Brandon (4), Lersch (5), Wilson (8) and McCarver, Ryan (4). W—Moose, 11-7. L— Champion, 3-5. HRs—Pittsburgh, Sanguil­ len '(7). Philadelphia, Montane* -130). Fort Scott's best known individual is running back Tommy Reamon who was the national back of the year i.i 1970. Reamon has not slacked off in 1971. In the first three games, the 190 - lb. speedster has rushed for a whopping 653 yards in 68 carries, close to ten yards a tote. But Fort Scott isn't just Tommy Reamon. The Greyhounds, playing under new coach Walt Olinger. have a veteran quarterback in Kurt Nieman, a good defense and an outstanding offensive line. The Greyhounds have a rushing defense of minus 47 yards while compiling a rushing offense of 294 yards per game average. Hutchinson, meanwhile, is hoping for a dry field in order to get a more balanced offensive attack underway. The Dragon running game will be keyed by freshman Don Klos, averaging more than 100 yards per game, and soph Keck Kimbell who is now fully recovered from an ankle sprain. Quarterback Bob Albright had connected on 32 of 69 passes for 426 yards and three touchdowns in three games with Tom Ruane, a freshman, his top receiver. Ruane has 20 catches for 290 yards. The only offensive lineup change for the Dragons will be at tackle where either Percy Harrison or Dru John will replace Pat Cherihan, who is sidelined with a shoulder separation. Defensive Changes On defense, there have been some moves. Kirby Kitt, a freshman from Wauneta, Neb., will join soph Steve Dutton at defensive back with Spencer Thomas moving back to safety. Terry King, recovered from an ankle injury, will be at corner back along with freshman David White. Albert O'Bryan, a freshman from Fort Valley, Ga., has earned the starting nod at inside linebacker along with another Georgian, sophomore and defensive captain David Butler. Completing the Hutch defense will be Ron Sorensen and Vance Randies at ends and Gary Giest and Phil Brenner at tackles. The offense will have Conrad Lawrence at tight end, Steve Kootz and Mike Potter at guards. Dale Haselhorst and either Harrison or John at tackles and Randy Amerine at center. Albright will be at quarterback, Klos at running back, Bryan Brunswig at fullback, and Danny McClure and Ruane at wide receivers. Busy Day Friday night's game will climax a busy schedule of Parents' Day and Homecoming activities. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime. A special reserved section will be set aside for parents. Other Jayhawk Juco games this week (all Saturday) include Butler County at Coffeyville, Cowley County at Dodge City, Highland at Garden City and Pratt at Independence. GARY PLAYER'S GOLF CLASS: Don't spill your power

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