The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on February 1, 1986 · Page 16
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Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, February 1, 1986
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Briefly McAdoo has Me hopes for 76ers PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three-time NBA scoring champion Bob McAdoo, who joined the Philadelphia 76ers Friday after Los Angeles failed to match the Sixers' offer sheet, says he can help Philadelphia win the league title. "One-of the Lakers' strengths the last few years was that Michael Cooper, Magic Johnson and I could play three positions," he said. "That takes your depth and makes it deeper. Looking at Philly from a distance, before I signed, that was something they didn't appear to have. "But with me, with Andrew (Toney), we have it. We have a great shot.'' The 6-foot-10 McAdoo is a 13-year veteran in the National Basketball Association. He played with McAdoo Buffalo, New York, Boston, Detroit, New Jersey and the last 3Ms years with the Lakers. The Lakers did not to pick up his option last summer, and he signed a 76ers' offer sheeet Jan. 14 for $205,000 to play the rest of the season. Under league rules, Los Angeles had until Thursday night to match the offer and re-sign McAdoo. His career scoring average is 22.5 points per game and he led the NBA in scoring in 1973-74,74-75 and 75-76. Shockers face West Texas State AMARILLO, Texas — Wichita State, mired in its worst slump in nearly two decades, will try to snap its seven-game losing streak tonight against West Texas State in a Missouri Valley Conference , basketball game. Tip-off at the Amarillo Civic Center is set for 7:35 p.m., with the game televised live by Wichita station KAKE-TV (Sauna cable channel 10). The Shockers played what may have been the poorest game of the season on Thursday, dropping a 65-57 homecourt decision to Southern Illinois. That left WSU in last place in the MVC at 1-6,8-10 overall. Gus Santos leads the Shockers in scoring with a 14-point average, but the 6-7 junior forward has scored only four and three points in the last two games. West Texas State is 2-6 in the Valley and 5-14 overall. The Buffaloes, who will leave the MVC at the end of the season and drop to NCAA Division H, are led by Orlando Graham, a 6-8 sophomore center who averages 14 points and 9 rebounds a game. Guard Williams Childs, who scored 23 points in the Buffs' 63-54 loss on Thursday to 13th-ranked Bradley, averages 12 points a game. Okamoto leads LPGA tourney NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Japan's Ayako Okamoto, her back pain diminishing with each round of golf she plays, shot a 5-under-par 67 Friday to open a three-shot lead over Beth Daniel after two rounds of the LPGA's $200,000 Elizabeth Arden Classic. Okamoto, from Tokyo, has been bothered by an aching back since last July and has been using acupuncture treatments to relieve the pain. She said the back hardly bothered her during a six-birdie, one-bogey round Friday at the 6,103-yard Turnberry Isle Country Club Course. "The back feels very good," said Okamoto, who has a two-round total of 8-under 136. Daniel, from Charleston, S.C., shot a 69 Friday to go with her first round of 70. She stands alone in second place at 139. First-round leader Debbie Massey, Hollis Stacy, Muffin Spencer- Devlin and Anne-Marie Palli of France are tied for third at 4-under 140. The Salina Journal Saturday, February 1,1986 Page 16 Okamoto Former Salinan to coach all-stars LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Alan Fahring, a Salina High School graduate and a 1970 graduate of Kansas Wesleyan, has been named by the Arkansas Activities Association to be head football coach for the West squad of the 1986 Arkansas All-Star Game. The game is scheduled for Aug. 2 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark. Fahring was an assistant football coach at Great Bend and Kansas Wesleyan. After earning a master's degree at Kansas State University, he coached at Bristol, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga., and has been head coach at Fayetteville for the past five years. His teams have reached the Arkansas state playoffs each of the past two years, reaching the semifinals in 1985. Alex Francis track meet today HAYS — More than 600 college, junior college and high school track and field athletes will be participating in today's Alex Francis Invitational indoor track meet. The annual event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Fort Hays State's Gross Memorial Coliseum. Four divisions of competition will be held, including college men, junior college men, college and junior college women, and high school athletes. Among the colleges expected to compete in the event are Fort Hays State, Bethany, Kansas Wesleyan, McPherson, Sterling and Emporia State. LSU's Wilson exhausts appeals BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nikita Wilson, Louisiana State's basketball team captain and the Tigers' second-leading scorer before flunking out, has exhausted his grade appeals, Chancellor James Wharton says. Wilson, who has not played since the Vanderbilt game Jan. 13, moved out of the athletic dormitory into an off-campus apartment after hearing the chancellor's decision Thursday. He said he will return to school in the summer. Wilson, a junior, lost his academic eligibility after failing math and psychology courses during the fall term. His appeal of the math grade was turned down by his teacher, department head, dean and finally the vice chancellor for academic affairs. Skins Game to switch courses LA QUTNTA, Calif. (AP) — Golf's Skins Game will move to the TPC Stadium course at PGA West for the next three years, it was announced Friday. The joint announcement was made by Joe Walser Jr., senior vice president of Landmark Land Co., Don Ohlmeyer, president of Ohlmeyer Communications Co., and Deane Beman, commissioner of the PGA Tour. The four-man, two-day, made-for-television event, will be held at the new Pete Dye-designed PGA West course Nov. 29-30 this year and will return in 1987 and 1988. Fuzzy Zoeller won $255,000 in the 1985 Skins Game at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, Calif. Now Noon- Mon Noon Friday 5 p.m.- 12:30 p.m. Fellow coaches will miss Hartman MANHATTAN (AP) — Kansas State basketball coach Jack Hartman said he has had enough, but his colleagues say the profession will miss him. "I hate to see somebody like Coach Hartman resign," said Kansas coach Larry Brown. "He's a class guy and a great coach." Brown said Hartman's decision was the latest in a rash of resignations by successful coaches and he's concerned. "It's hard for me to deal with and understand," said Brown. "There are not enough guys like him (Hartman) in the profession. We need him in college athletics.'' Brown's predecessor at Kansas, Ted Owens, was surprised by the announcement. "I spent the day with Jack prior to the start of the season and he seemed Brown Owens to be feeling good and excited about the season," said Owens, now the coach at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. "It's sad to see that he will no longer be in coaching." Missouri coach Norm Stewart, the dean of Big Eight Conference coaches, has been battling Hartman- coached teams for more than 20 seasons and recalled their meetings going back to the early 1960s when he was at Northern Iowa and Hartman Stewart Iba was at Southern Illinois. "A lot of games always came down to K-State and Missouri, including post-season championship games ... There's been some tremendous ball games," Stewart said Friday. "We've had a good relationship, but because of competition there were times of strain. But I think there is, on my end anyway, a tremendous amount of respect for his ability," Stewart said of Hartman. Henry P. Iba, who coached Hartman at Oklahoma State in the 1940s, knew that his former pupil was thinking about retirement. "I think he's been thinking about it for some time, but I didn't know he would announce it today," said Iba, who visited with Hartman in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday night. "He hinted about it (retirement) to me ... I'm sure he had his mind already made up." Hartman, a native of Shidler, Okla., lettered in football and basketball at Oklahoma State and played one year of professional football in Canada. "He came here as a basketball player and was a gutty, little guy," said Iba. "He'd done a lot for basketball across the nation. Every tune he touched the game he progressed the game. And he always wanted it to fit in closely with education." Heavy rains force postponement of AT&T meet PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Continuing rains, flooded conditions and "a solid river" washed out Friday's play and set up a day-late finish in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. "We decided to keep it to 72 holes and finish Monday," said Harry Crosby, son of the late founder of this renamed event and a member of the board of the Monterey Peninsula Golf Foundation, the tournament organizer. Crosby said the decision to extend the tournament schedule one full day was made after consultation with the new commercial sponsor. Officials also had the option of reducing the tournament to a three- day, 54-hole affair and retaining the Sunday finish, but decided to stay with the original 72-hole format. "Right now we're looking at the second round Saturday, the third Sunday and the final round Monday," Crosby said. That, of course, is on a weather- permitting basis. More rains are forecast for Sunday. "There's one really good thing about the rain-out," said Don Ohlmeyer. "It means we get to lead for another full day." Ohlmeyer teamed with pro Bob Eastwood for a better ball 63, which shared the pro-am lead in Thursday's first round. They were tied with Willie Wood and amateur John Zoller. Wood had a 68 on his own ball at Pebble Beach and was tied for the individual lead with Japanese veteran Kikuo Arai for the individual lead. Arai, 42, also played at Pebble Beach under the format that has the 180 pros, each with an amateur partner, playing one round on each of three courses before the field is cut for the final round at Pebble Beach. Fuzzy Zoeller, John McComish and Peter Jacobsen were one shot back after the first 18 holes of play. Zoeller, however, may have had an edge on the others. His first round 69 was at Spyglass Hill, generally considered the most difficult of the three courses. "At Spyglass, that's a great round under any conditions. With the wind we had Thursday, it's a phenomenal rouned," Jacobsen said. He and McComish both played their first Heath ready to become Cards' full-time catcher ST. LOUIS (AP) — Catcher Mike Heath, despite never having caught more than 112 games in any one season, says he's ready for heavier duty with a new club. "My attitude is I want to play every day if it's possible," the St. Louis Cardinals' winter acquisition said Friday. "I'll be 31 (on) Feb. 5, but I don't feel 31. I think I've improved in some area every year." Heath, who was acquired by St. Louis on Dec. 10 from the Oakland A's along with left-hander Tim Conroy for Joaquin Andujar, said he greeted the shift. "I'm happy to be here. Where else would you want to go?" the 5-foot-ll catcher asked. "I liked the Oakland organization, but things kind of came to an end, I guess." Anticipated from Heath is greater ability to block home plate than was demonstrated by the National Ichabods roll past Wayne St. WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — Tom Meier scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Washburn to a 61-46 victory over Wayne State in a Central States Intercollegiate Conference game Friday. The Topeka team, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, led 31-30 at halftime and went on to dominate the second half, outscoring Wayne State 12-2 in the first six minutes. Washburn improved its record to 19-2, 6-0 in the conference. For FAST DELIVERY SERVICE 823-9134 Delivering... 5:30 PM Midnight AMIIICA NATIONAL MOTOR SPECTACULAR Bicentennial Center — Salina, Ks. Friday, Jan. 31, at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2:00 p.m. . \ >X > X ' - NY •• ' HOT ROD TRUCK " ' MUD RACING, HOT ROD TRUCK 4x4 TUG OF WAR COMPETITION CUSTOM SHOW TRUCK COMPETITION DASH FOR CASH, KING CRUNCH MONSTER TRUCK Ticket Prices Reserved: Adults: $10.00/S12.00. Kids 12 and under: $6.00/$7.00 Kids 12 and under FREE POSTER Ticket Outlets The Brass Ear in Hays, Bicentennial Center Ticket Office, House of Sight and Sound, Del's T.V. and Tape Center in Salina, Hayes Sight and Sound in Hutchinson, Bob and KMMf TV • Gene's Travel in Junction City CHARGE BY PHO>JE: (913) 823-2288 round at Cypress Point. Friday's play was canceled, said Wade Cagle, Tournament Supervisor for the PGA Tour, when it was determined "it was impossible to operate under the rules of golf. "The golf courses were absolugtely saturated, with standing water everywhere. The llth hole at Spyglass was a solid river," Cagle said. League champion's catchers in 1985. "I think it's your job. I take pride in my defense," the 180-pound Cards newcomer said. "I have a way of blocking the plate. There are three ways to score — through me, to the left of me or to the right of me." Heath, in addition to the 112 games he caught last summer for the A's, played 13 games at third base and 35 in the outfield. "That's where I think (Manager) Whitey (Herzog) can sit back and relax. I can play out there," the former minor league shortstop said of the outfield. Heath, during a session with newsmen, described the NL's preponderance of artificial playing surfaces as one of the challenges he'll face. "On AstroTurf, it's going to be a little different," he said of the 35 percent success rate he compiled in 1985 throwing out runners. "You're a little bit more aggressive." Mo. Western upsets Hornets ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Doniel Gambrell poured in 27 points and Arthur Cooks added 24 as Missouri Western defeated Emporia State 9083 in a Central States basketball game Friday night. The Griffons led at halftime 35-33. Maurice Collins had 12 points and Jim Copley added 10 for the Griffons, fr-1 in the CSIC and 18-4 overall. Brian Robinson paced the Hornets, 4-2 and 17-3, with 25 points. Turn Your Home into a Showcase Let your imagination run free with our Heritage collection... watch your dream kitchen come alive! Create a snack bar for on-the-go meals, a floor-to-ceiling storage pantry, or a private work space complete with bookshelves, desk top, and kitchen organizer. The possibilities are endless! 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