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SPORTANGLES By Fred Mendell Sunday's facetious column about women who want to learn the facts of football didn 't help them, I fear. But the Chicago woman who Is conducting the classes for women who want to be able to discuss the game intelligently with their mates offers a 10- week course in football, and T couldn't cover a minute part of the course in one column. I fully sympathize, however, with all persons — and they aren't just women, who can't follow the hall, can't distinguish between a tailgate and a tailback, and think football is just a tangle of arms and legs and not in the least entertaining. Seriously I would offer the suggestion, that since the intent of teams is to keep the other team from following the ball, there are more entertaining things to watch than the ball. Forget the ball. Watch the line, the pulling guards, the crashing tackle, the center who must first snap the ball and then lake a blocking assignment. Opposing teams "key" on line play to find the ball, and a spectator can do as well, with practice. Inner-working Exposed In Eighlman Styling Seriously, also, I would suggest that any person who wants to get a quick football education, attend the Central Christian-Gal va high game at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Trinity's Prichard field. These teams will be playing eight-man football, a cut-away model of the big game — exposing the working parts. You can see the block that springs a runner. You can see the disastrous result when a blocker fails to hit his man. Usually someone gets spilled before they reach the line of scrimmage. Good Lines Essential To Successful Tearn Six times out of ten, when a runner is caught behind the line, some linesmen failed to block with enough power to be effective. The other four times, however, the backfield men are just too slow in getting the play developed — the pass thrown, the exchanges made or they have over-exposed t h e ball. Seven times out of ten, when a runner breaks loose for a long gain, linesmen and down- field blockers have executed their jobs with superior skill. And again, there remain those three other times when a ball carrier sees his hole blocked, and picks another, shakes off tacklers and keeps going. In KC or Oakland, in the End ltW as... Hutchinson News Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1971 Page IS The Same 01' A's OAKLAND (AP) - The champagne corks exploded in the Baltimore Orioles's dressing room. They were the last shots fired in the Weft against the Oakland A's. Under a champagne shampoo, the Baltimore Orioles celebrated their 5-3 conquest of Oakland Tuesday that gave the Eastern champions the American League pennant. "There's not a better team around, nor has there been for several years," said Oakland Manager Dick Williams after his Western champion A's lost their third in a row to the powerful Orioles. He might be right. The Orioles' sweep gave the defending world champions their third straight pennant. And, each time, they've swept the Western titlist. Got Everything "They've got stars and superstars, youth and experience, great pitching and great, fielding," said Oakland's Reggie Jackson, who slugged two home runs Tuesday. "They've got everything." The Orioles, indeed, did have everything Tuesday. They had the Robinson boys, Brooks and Frank, in fine shape. And they had slim Jim Palmer pitching a gritty game. Jim Palmer "Palmer was the story today," said Baltimore Manager Karl Weaver. "He didn't, have his good stuff, but he sure gave a hcart-and-gut performance. Wasn't he really something in the ninth when he struck out. three in a row?" Palmer scattered seven hits and pitched out of several jams before finishing strong at the end. "Palmer was having trouble getting his breaking stuff over in the middle innings and he threw almost all fastballs," said Jackson. "I was tired in the second inning," said the 25-ycar-old Palmer, but apparently not too tired to pitch a Baltimore pennant-clincher for the fourth time in his career. The Orioles, who won their 14th straight, game counting II in a row at. the end of the season, wasted little time in getting to Oakland starter Diego Scgui. Kllie Hendricks' long fly ball drove in the first run from third base in the first inning. But .Jackson pulled the A's into a temporary l-l tie with a 400- foot-plus home run into the left center field stands in the third. Then Brooks Robinson delivered two runs in the fifth with a bases-loaded single. Left- handed swinger Hendricks was intentionally walked by the right-handed Scgui, who preferred to pitch to the right- handed Brooks Robinson in a bases-loaded situation.. Did it bother Robinson that Scgui showed him less respect? "Heck, no,'' said the great. Baltimore third baseman. "If I was him, I would have rather pitched to me." Bucs Move 1-Up PITTSBURGH (AP) — Goals . . . fools .. . duds .. . Aristotle. Strange subjects for baseball dressing rooms. But they were the words bandied about after the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Tuesday in the third game of the best-of- fivc National league playoffs. The Pirates lead the series 21 and were in position to clinch the pennant and meet American League champion Baltimore in the World Series with another victory over the Giants today. Rich Hebner, the Pirates' third baseman who digs graves in the off season, listed himself as "a goat" and "a damn fool," although it was his home run with two out in the eighth inning that won the game. Hebner labeled himself a goat because his sixth inning Low Field Shots Take Dunes Prizes Only Racks and Ends Eligible Receivers Probably the one thing which confuses more persons than anything else is the fact t h e team on offense can not use hands — with the exception of the ball carrier himself. He can ward off tacklers as best he can with his one free hand. The defense — short of holding — can use hands to push blockers out of the way, shove them to the ground or throw them aside to get to the ball carrier. One other play, confusing to many persons who see basketballs thrown in all directions and to all players. In football only ends and backfield men are eligible receivers of a forward pass. Tackles, guards and centers not only are ineligible to catch a ball — they're asking f o r a yardage penalty if they even move down field on a pass play. The passer must s'ay behind the line of scrimmage. The lateral pass may be a downfield maneuver, and linemen may be down field, b u t the pass must be thrown laterally or backward, and after th-> ball is tossed, it is up for p-abs should the intended receiver miss. If there is not an in-air catch on a forward pass, the ball is dead. But once again — yon can't help hut improve your knowledge of football, if you watch Central Christian and Galva playing the eight- man game, Thursday. This, I believe, will be the only eight-man game in Hutchinson this season. Play was for low field shots Tuesday in Prairie Dunes Ladies' Day golf competition, and Jennifer Dyck won in 18- hole Class AA play with a 58. Class BB winner was Clola Hart with a 77. There was no prize awarded in Class CC. In nine-hole competition, there were ties in Classes A and B. In Class A, Jody Coleman and Joyce Greenhaw both had 37 field shots, and in Class B, Jody Spickelmeier and Bess Dean both had 44s. In Class C, Jeanette Mull won with 48 field shots. Four of the 18-hole golfers fired scores under 100. Leading the way was Peg Davidson with an 81. Jennifer Dyck had an 89 and Sammy Stucky had a 97. Jane Sawyer carded a 98. One nine-hole golfer, Barbara Frizell, carded a score under 50. Barbara scored a 49. Running Deer Shoot Set at Garden City GARDEN CITY - The Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club of Garden City will hold a running deer shoot at 1 p.m. Sunday at the club range, according to Darrel Combs, president. The range is located four miles east, a mile south and a mile west of the US50 bypass. The target will be a life size deer to be fired at from 100 yards. Public is invited to participate and any caliber rifles are welcome. The Garden City event is the only running deer target shoot in a radius of 400 miles. Big 8 Interviews Two Candidates KANSAS CITY (AP) - Big Eight Conference- faculty athletic representatives interviewed two candidates for the post of conference commissioner Tuesday. They are Jack McClelland, Commissioner of the North Central Conference and former Drake University athletic director, and Charles M. Neinas, assistant executive director of the NCAA. error allowed the unearned Gi ants' run which tied the score 1.-1 after Bob Robertson's fourth home run of the series had given the Pirates a 1-0 lead in the second inning. He said he felt like a damn fool prior to his homer because of the way San Francisco pitcher Juan Marichal had been toying with him at bat. On His Mind The 23-year-old Hebner said he had the entire last half of the 1971 season on his mind when he came to bat in the eighth. He had spent two weeks in a hospital with a virus around the heart, averaged only .200 the final 2'A months, knocked in only 12 runs and hit just three home runs. And Bob Johnson, the 220- pound Pittsburgh right-hander who came to the ball park expecting to watch and wound up the winner with eight innings of five-hit pitching, said he was a "dud" all season. "I'm a dud because I didn't win more games," said Johnson, a 9-10 performer for the Kastern champion Pirates. But he wasn't a dud Tuesday as he struck out seven and scattered five hits in eight innings. Got His Chance Johnson got his chance toi „,.,,„..,..• ^ „ , , Save—Glustl. WP-Marlchal 2. T—2:26 start when scheduled starter A-38,322 i Nelson Brilo.s rein ju red a muscle in his right thigh while warming up. The telephone rang in the Pirates' dugout at 1:22 p.m., eight minutes before the scheduled starting time. "Briles can't make it," pitching coach Don Osborn told Manager Danny Murtaugh. San Francisco Manager Charlie Fox brought. Aristotle into the playoffs. "Did you expect; Johnson, a guy with a 3.4, r ) ERA during the season to last until the ninth inning?" he was asked. "What do you want me to be, an Aristotle?" snapped the Giants' skipper. SAN FRANCISCO PITTSBURGH ab r h bl ab r h bl Hcndcrsn If 4 110 Cash ?b 4 0 0 0 Fuentes 2b 3 0 0 0 Hebner 3b 4 12 1 Mays cf 4 0 1-0 Clcmente rf 4010 McCovey lb 3 0 10 Stargell If 3 0 0 0 Bonds rf 3 0 10 AOIIver cf 3 0 0 0 Did* c 3 0 0 0 RRobrlsn lb 3 1 1 1 Gallagher 3b 3 0 1 o Sangullln c 3 0 0 0 Hart ph 1 0 0 0 JHerndz ss 3 0 0 0 Spolcr ss 4 0 0 0 RJohnson p 2 0 0 0 Marlchal p 3 0 0 0 Davollllo ph 10 0 0 Kingman ph 10 0 0 Glustl p 0 0 0 0 Tolal 32 1 5 0 Total 30 2 4 2 San Francisco ...000 001 000—1 Pittsburgh 010 000 01 x — 2 E—Bonds, Hebner, Fuentes. LOB—San Francisco fl, Pittsburgh 4. MR— B.Robertson (4), Hebner (1). SB—Mays. S—Fuentes. IP II R ER BB SO Marlchal (L, 0-1) 8 4 2 2 0 6 B.Johnson (W, 1-0) 8 5 1 0 3 7 Glustl 1 O 0 0 0 0 "The only thing on my mind was: 'Boy, if I could only get ;i hit with everyone back home watching on television.' 1 said, 'boy, you've got to do it.'" He did. And it gave the Orioles a 3-1 lead that Sal Bando cut to one run with a towering home run to left in the sixth. But the one run was as close as the fallen A's were to come. Final Runs Frank Robinson slugged a run-scoring double in the seventh and later came home on a wild pitch to give Baltimore its final runs. Jackson drove in Oakland's last run of the season with ;ui- olher mammoth shot that rattled around the near-empty seals in left center. Despite the sweep which gave the Orioles a !)-() record in playoff games, Weaver scoffed at dynasty talk. "Heck, there's not. much of a difference between the top ball clubs," said the dynamic, little skipper, "There's not that much difference between the Orioles and the A's." But he did admit the Orioles are a pretty good team. "Anyone who's in the Orioles' lineup can go up there and stroke the ball," he said, grinning through the champagne bath that always signifies a winner. BALTIMORE OAKLAND ab r h bl ab r h bl Butord If 4 13 0 Campnrlr. ss 4 0 0 0 Rettenmd If 0 0 0 0 Monday cf 3 0 0 0 Blair cf 5 12 0 RJackson rf 4 2 3 2 JPiwell lb 2 2 0 0 Epstein lb 4 0 I 0 FRoblnsn rf 5 111 Bando 3b Hcndrcks c 10 0 1 Mnnoual If Etchcbrn c 2 0 0 O Tenace c BRoblnsn 3b 5 0 2 2 DGrecn 2b DJnhnson 2b 3 0 2 0 Hcgan ph Belangcr ss 3 0 10 Sogul p Palmer p 5 0 10 Fingers p Knowlcs p Locker p TDavIs ph Grant p Blefary ph 3 I 1 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 10 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 O 0 0 0 10 0 0 Total 35 5 12 4 Total 33 3 7 3 Baltlmort 100 020 200-5 Oakland 001 001 010—1 DP—Baltimore 1, Oakland 3. LOB— Baltimore 13, Oakland 6. 2B—D.Johnnnn, F.Robinson, B.Robinson. 3B—Buford. HR- RJackson 2 (2), Bando (1). SF Hendricks. IP H R ER BB SO Scflul (L, 0-1) .4 2-3 A 3 3 (i 4 Finders 11-3 2 2 2 I 1 Knov/les 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 Locker 2-3 0 0 0 2 0 grant 2 3 0 O 0 2 WP—Palmer, Knowles. T—2:49. A— 33,176. Alex Johnson Traded to Cleveland Dragons Stress Fiuulamenlals Hawks Hit Hard; Ease off Today Somebody Tell Reggie ... . . . that there is always next year. The Oakland A's All-Star outfielder, who did his share Tuesday by rapping two home runs against Baltimore, is all alone, hunched over, in the A's dugout after the (Hulchlnion News-UPI Telephoto) Orioles won their third consecutive, and final game in the 1971 American League playoffs to give them the pennant. Jackion stayed in this position, alone, for 10 minutes after the game ended. After a hard contact session Tuesday, the Hutchinson High Salt Hawks were slated to work out in shorts Wednesday. "We had a good practice," Coach Glenn Percy said, "but our kids seemed a little sluggish. I think their legs are tired, so we're going to ease off today." Percy pointed out that the Hawks are not accustomed Roy Guevara . . .Salt Hawk sub fullback. to playing Saturday night games and thinks this is the reason for the tiredness. Percy is holding Steve Reimer, Steve Davis and Orville Bryant out of contact due to minor injuries. Percy said Tuesday's drill Mike Potter . . .Dragon to try defense. w a s a "good learning practice." The Salt Hawks meet Campus, 1-3, Friday night at Campus. Hutchinson's Blue Dragons, still smarting from the 62-14 shellacking by Fort Scott, are stressing fundamentals in their practice sessions this week. "Wc feel we need to get some quickness on defense so we're going to move Mike Potter over and try him at a couple of positions." Pott c r, a freshman from Gary, Ind., has been a starting offensive guard for the Dragons all season. The Dragons will be meeting w i n 1 e s s Highland Saturday night at Gowans Stadium. ANAHEIM (AP) — The California Angels traded their problem player Alex Johnson to the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, the Indians taking an attitude of letting bygones be bygones. "We're not looking back, we're not looking back, we're looking to the future," said Cleveland President Gabe Paul in acquiring the 1970 American League batting champion who was suspended by the Angels last June for failure to hustle Johnson and catcher Jerry Moses, who late in the season voiced discontent with the Angels, went to Cleveland in exchange for outfielders Vada Pinson, who battled with the Indians' management; and Frank Baker plus right-handed pitcher Alan Foster. Pinson, 33, a veteran of 13 major league seasons, had caused problems at Cleveland, claiming the Indians failed to|Whcri I look back, if a guy is live up to salary promises for do-""-', 1 have to run. If he's not, 1971 .there's no need in running that National Honors For Greg Pruitt By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Size is no object to Oklahoma's Greg Pruitt. Hardly anyone ever gets a good shot at him, anyway. For instance, in Saturday's 33-20 victory over Southern Cal ifornia, Pruitt scored on runs of 42, seven and 75 yards. On the third one, he seemed to slow down as he approached the goal line and taunt the Southern Cal defender chasing him. Pruitt denies it. 'I have a habit of looking over my shoulder when I run," he says. "I was just looking back. I wasn't teasing anyone In Juco Grid, Poll The Angels had to rid themselves of Johnson, He was suspended without pay from his $55,O0O-a-year job last June 26, having been fined 29 times in the early season for not giving 100 per cent effort. A baseball arbitration board ruled the Angels had to pay the $29,000 remaining on the Johnson contract, asserting he should have been put on the disable list and given psychiatric treatment. After the ruling, the outfielder said he would play again in 1972 but now with the Angels. Dick Walsh, the Angels' general manager, commented, "We're very pleased with the trade. We made the best possible deal for Johnson, a better trade than we could have made in June. "Pinson is an established player, a player of record who will play every day for us in the outfielder, Foster is still a prospect, a young starter who had his best year. Baker will be vying for one of the outfield jobs. He's got a chance." Paul said in Cleveland, "We think that Johnson is a fine athlete and has a very good chance to come hack and help our club. "He has superior talent and we are looking for superior talent." hard." In three games this season, Pruitt has run hard enough to gain a whopping 411 yards in a mere 39 carries for a 10.6 average. The major college record is 9.62 by Arizona State's Leon Burton in 1957. Best Day Ever Saturday's show was Pruitt's "best day ever," according to Coach Chuck Fairbanks. The super-quick halfback carried Hi times for 205 yards and was named national college Back of the Week by The Associated Press. The 5-fool-9, 176-pound junior from Houston, Tex., can witch the ball, too—he started the 1970 season as a split end and was switched to halfback when the Sooners adopted the Wishbone-T in midyear—and is probably the best blocker in the Oklahoma backfield. "What people don't realize when he runs that well is that his blocking is super," says Fairbanks. "He's always been a great blocker." Tops Sales OCA LA, Fla. (AP) - An 8-year-old barren mare. Never in Paris, topped offerings of thoroughbreds of all ages at the Ocala sales Tuesday on a bid of $35,000. Fort Scott No. 1; Garden City 20th Fort Scott Community Junior College remained in first place in the weekly National Junior College Athletic Association football poll, after scoring a resounding 62-14 rout of Hutchinson last weekend. Another Kansas team, Garden City, moved into the Top 20. The Rroncbustcrs, who defeated Highland 57-7 last week to move their record to 3-1, are tied for 20th with Lees MeRae College of Banner Elk, N .C. Mesa Community College of Arizona, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Kilgorc, Tex., remained in the second, third and fourth spots respectively. Top games this weekend: Fort Scott vs. Pratt; Mesa, Ariz., vs. Arizona Western; Eastern Arizona vs. NMMI; Phoenix vs. Glendale; Northeastern Oklahoma vs. Independence, Kaas.; Hudson Valley vs. Boston State; DuPage vs. Illinois Valley; Joliet vs. Rock Valley; Triton vs. Thornton; Gulf Coast vs. Holmes; Chowan vs. Ferrum; Lees McRae vs. Hortford; Ellsworth vs. Waldorf; Grand Rapids vs. Air Force Junior Varsity; Normandale vs. Austin; North Dakota State School of Science vs. Valley City; Kilgorc vs. Cisco; Navarro vs. Blinn; Tyler vs. Ranger; Baltimore vs. Anne Arundel; Potomac State vs. Marshall Freshmen. • • • • 4 • Junior College Ratings First Place THE TOP TWENTY R.cord Point* Vol.. I. I : t. Scott, Kan* 4-0 186 (141 7. Mesa, Arl/ 3.0 154 :|. Grand Ranlds, Mich Alt 125 (I) 4. Kllgore, Tex 3-0 -1 1JO (I) 5. (r.llworth Col loan, Iowa l-'allr,, low« .T-o I M 6. Gulf Cofist, Perklnson, Miss 5-0 »2 /. Norfheastorn Oklahoma A & AA, Miami 4 1 til a. Tylor, lex 3-2 50 9. Ferrum, Va 3-0 43 10. Arizona Western College, Yurriii 3-1 34 11. Phoenix, Arl/. 3-0 31 12. Hudson Valley Troy, N.Y 3-0 18 1.1. Potomac Slate, Keyset-, W. Va .1-0 1$ 14. Normandale, Bloomlngton, Minn 5-0 14 ( 11 15. Navarro, Corslcana, Tex 2-1-1 12 16. Wlllmar, Minn 3-0 9 Jollct, III. :i-o ? North Dakota Stale School ot Science, Wahepton .3-1 1 12. College of DuPagc, Glen Ellyn, III 30 / 20. Loos McRao, Banner Elk, N. C 3-1 5 Garden City, Kans 31 5 Olhors Recolvlno Votes: New Mexico Military 4; C. C. of Baltimore I. Note: Only teams belonging to the NJCAA and In good standing are Included In these ratings. The Top 20 with first place votes In parentheses. Points are awarded tor first ten picks on basis of I0 -9 -8-7-6 -S -4-3-2-1. K-State Booster Meeting Thursday Tlx.' Kansas State Wildcat hoosler club will meet at 7:110 p.m. Thursday in the Royal Inn. Wildcat, assistant coach Ijcroy Montgomery will be on hand to show films and discuss the Colorado game. He will also give a scouting report on Saturday's game with Kaasas. Wives and families are invited. KU's Easier Injures Knee In Practice By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Colorado regained one of its defensive stalwarts Tuesday, Kansas may have lost one and Oklahoma was uncertain about the status of two offensive stars. Kansas defensive tackle Phil Basler, Big Eight Conference lineman of the week after the J a y h a w k s ' season-opening triumph over Washington State, suffered a knee injury late in KU's Tuesday workout. Dr. David Hiebert, the Jay- hawks' team physician, said Bauer's status for Saturday's Kansas State game is questionable. Kansas Coach Don Fambrough said he and the players stricken with food poisoning on the trip home from Minnesota last week appeared to be recovered, although center Mike McCoy was still weak. Orvis Recovers Colorado defensive tackle Herb Orvis appears recovered from a badly sprained ankle. The 6-5, 236-pound CU standout indicated he would be ready to play against Iowa State this week. Halfback Joe Wylic and tackle Deri and Moore did not take part in the Sooners' long and spirited practice. The pair came out of the Southern Cal game with leg injuries and Coach Chuck Fairbanks said "only time will tell whether they are able to play against Texas Saturday. They certainly aren't able to play today." Missed Practice Four Kansas State starters missed practice Tuesday. Wingback Mike Creed injured his neck during a blocking drill early in the practice. Fullback Tim McLane and offensive tackle Larry Anding sat out with a virus. Defensive back Johnny Robertson has a slight, shoulder separation but was to try to drill today with a special protective covering.

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