The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 6, 1971 · Page 63
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 6, 1971
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SPORTANGLES Mcndelt Sunday's facetious column about women who want to .learn the facts of footbalJ 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 I 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 ball, can't distinguish between a tailgate and a tailback, and think football I s 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. Innrr-workhig Expnxcd In Eightman Styling Seriously, also, I would suggest that any person who wants to get a quick football education, attend the Central Christian-Galva 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. flood. Linns Essential To Succemtful Team 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 the 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 ofl tacklers and keeps going. Only It ticks and Ends Eligihlv Receivers Probably the one thing which confuses more persons than anything else is the fact the team on offense can not use hands — with the exception ol 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 basket balls thrown in all direction: and to all players. In footbal only ends and backfield men are eligible receivers of a for ward pass. Tackles, guards and centers not only are ineligibl to catch a ball — they're ask ing fora yardage penalty i they even move down field on a pass play. The passer mus s f ay behind the line 'of scrim mage. The lateral pass may be a downfield maneuver, and line men may be down field, bu the pass must be thrown later ally or backward, and afte th-> ball is tossed, it is up fo p-abs should the intended receiver miss. If there is not ar in-air catch on a forward pas, the ball is dead. • But once again — you can't help but 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 Hulchin son this season. In KC or Oakland, in the End ItW as... Hutchinson News Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1971 Page 15 ... The Same OF A's OAKLAND (AP) - The hampagne porks exploded in ie Baltimore Orioles's dress- ng room. They were the last liots fired in the West against ie Oakland A's. Under a champagne sham- oo, the Baltimore Orioles cele- rated their 5-3 conquest of ^akland Tuesday that gave the lastern champions the Amert- an League pennant. 'There's not a better team round, nor has there been for iveral years," said Oakland Manager Dick Williams after is Western champion A's lost icir third in a row to the pow- rful Orioles. He might be' right. The Oriles' sweep gave the defending vorld champions their third raighl pennant. And, each me, they've swept the Wesl- rn titlist. Got Everything 'They've got stars and super- tars, youth and experience, real pitching and great field- ng," said Oakland's Reggie ackson, who slugged two home uns Tuesday. "They've got ev- rything." 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 Earl Weaver. "He didn't have his good stuff, but he sure gave a heart-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 fast-balls," said Jackson. "I was tired in the second inning," said the 25-year-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 Hlh straight game counting 11 in a row at the end of the season, wasted little time in getting to Oakland starter Diego Segui. Ellie 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- fool,-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 Segui, who preferred to pitch to the right- handed Brooks Robinson in a bases-loaded situation., Did it bother Robinson that Segui showed him less respect? "Heck, no," said the great Baltimore third baseman. "If I was him, I would have rather pitched to me." "The only thing on my mind was: 'Boy, if T could only get a hit with everyone back home watching on television. 1 I 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 pilch to give Baltimore its final runs. Jackson drove in Oakland's T T T T Y- T Bues Move PITTSBURGH (AP) - Goats .. fools ... duds ... Aristotle. Strange subjects for baseball ressing rooms. But they were the words andied about after the Pilts- urgh Pirates defeated the San 'rancisco Giants 2-1 Tuesday n the third game of the best-of- ive National league playoffs. The Pirates lead the series 2- and were in position lo clinch he pennant and meet Amerian League champion Baltimore in the World Series with another viclory over the Giants oday. Rich Hebner, the' Pirates' hird baseman who digs graves n the off season, listed himself as "a goat" and "a damn ool," although it was his home •un with two out in the eighth nning that won the game. Hebner labeled himself a goat because his sixth inning Low Field Shots Take Dunes Prizes Play was for low field shots Tuesday in Prairie Dunes /adies' Day. golf competition, and Jennifer Dyck won in 18- hole Class AA play with a 58. Class BB winner was Clola iart 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 Colenan and Joyce Greenhaw both lad 37 field shots, and in Class 3, Jody Spickelmeier and Bess Dean both had 44s. In, Class C Jeanette Mull won with 48 field shots. Four of the 18-hole golfer;, "ired scores under 100. Leading .he 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 <YizclI, 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. Sun day al the club range, accord ing to Darrel Combs, president The range is located four miles east, a mile south and ; mile west of the US50 bypass. The targel will be a life size be fired at from 10( yards. Public is inviled to par ticipale and any caliber rifle are welcome. The Garden Cil> event is Ihe only running dee_ largel shoot in a radius of 400 miles. Big 8 Interviews Two Candidates KANSAS CITY (AP) - Big Eight Conference faculty athlel ic representatives interviewee two candidates for the post o conference commissioner Tues day. They are Jack McClelland Commissioner of Ihe Nort Central Conference and forme The 23-year-old Hebner f?aid ie had Ihe enlire last half of 1971 season on his mind when he came to bat in the eighth. He had spent two weeks n a hospilal with a virus around the heart, averaged only .200 the final 2'/ 2 months, knocked in only 12 runs and hit ust Ihree home runs. And Bob Johnson, the 220- pound Pittsburgh right-hander who came to the ball park ex- >ecling lo walch and wound up the winner with eight innings of "ive-hit pitching, said he was a 'dud" all season. "I'm a dud because I didn't win more games," said John- ion, a 9-10 performer tor the Eastern champion Pirates. But he wasn't a dud Tuesday as he itruck out seven and scaltered ive hits in eight innings. Got His Chance Johnson got his chance lo slart when scheduled starler sistant execulive director of th NCAA. rror allowed the unearned Gi- nls' run which lied l,he score -1 afler Bob Roberlson's fourth tome nan of Ihe series had giv- n the- Pirates a 1-0 lead in the econd inning. He said he felt ke a damn fool prior to his omer because of the way San "Yancisco pitcher Juan Mari- •hal had been toying with him I bat Nelson Briles rcinjurcd a muscle in his righl Ih'igh while warming up. The lelephone rang in Ihe Pirales' dugout at, 1:22 p.m., eight minules before Ihe scheduled starting time. "Briles can't make it," pitching coach Don Osborn told Manager Danny Murtaugh. On His Mind lasl run of the season wilh another mammoth shot thai, rattled around the near-empty seats in left, center. Despite the sweep which gave the Orioles a 9-0 record in playoff games, Weaver scoffed at dynasty talk. "Heck, there's not much of a difference between Ihe lop ball clubs," said Ihe dynamic, little skipper. "There's not that much difference between the Orioles and Ihe A's." But he did admil Ihe Orioles are a pretty good team. "Anyone who's in Ihe Orioles' lineup can go up Ihere and stroke the ball," he said, grinning through the champagne bath thai always signifies a winner. BALTIMORE OAKLAND nb r h hi fl b r h bl Bulord II 4130 Camnnrh ss 4000 Rcllonmd If 0000 Monday cl 3000 Blair cl 5120 RJackson rl 4131 JPowoll Ib 2 1 0 0 Epsloln Ib 4010 FRoblnsn rf 5 1 1 1 Bando 3b Hendrcks c 1001 Mnniiual If Elchobrn c 2000 Tenace c BRoblnsn 3b 5 0 2 2 DGrcon 2b DJohnson 2b 3 0 2 0 Hcgnn ph Francisco Manager Fox brought Arislollc San Charlie into Ihe playoffs. "Did you expect Johnson, a guy with a 3.45 ERA during the season to lasl until the ninth inning?" he was asked. "Whal do you wanl me lo be, an Aristotle?" snapped the Giants' skipper. SAN FRANCISCO PITTSBURGH ab rh bl ab r h bl Hondersn If Fuontes 2b Mays cf , McCovcy Ib 3010 Slnrgoll If Bonds rf Dlelz c .... Gallagher 3b 3 0 1 0 Sangulllri c' Belangor ss Pnlmor p 3010 Seoul p 5010 Fingers p Knowlcs p Lotkor p TDnvIs ph Grant p Blofary ph Tola! 355124 Total 3111 4000 3000 3010 1000 2000 0000 0000 0000 1010 0000 1 0 0 0 33 3 7 3 Baltimore 100020200—5 Oaklahtl ooi 001 010—3 DP—Baltimore 1, Oakland 3. LOB— Baltimore 13, Oakland 6. 2B—D.Johnson, F.Robinson, B.Robinson. 3B—Buford. HR—R.Jackson 2 (2), Bando (I). SF— Hendricks. Scgul (L, 0-1) Fingers Knowlcs, Locker grant WP-Palmer, 33,174. IP H R ER BB SO .. 4 2-3 k 33 6 4 11-3 52211 1-3100 00 2-30 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 Knowlcs. T—2M9. A— 4110 Cash 2b 3000 Hobnor 3b 4 0 l-o Clomonle rl 4000 4121 4010 .. 3000 30io AOIIver cf 3 o o 0 3000 BRobrlsn Ib 3 I 1 1 . _ D _ _ 3000 Hart ph 1000 JHerndz ss 3 0 o o Spcler ss 4000 BJohnson p 2000 Marlchal p 3000 Davallllo ph 1 o o 0 Klngman ph 1 0 o o Glusll p o 0 o o Tolal San Francisco Pittsburgh 32 1 5 0 Total 30 2 4 2 000 001 000—1 010 000 0 1 X— 2 E—Bonds, Hebner, Fuentos. LOB-San Francisco n, Pittsburgh 4. HR— B.Robertson (4), Hebner (1). SB—Mays S—Fuenles. IP Marlchal (L, 0-1) B.Johnson (W, l-o) a GIU5II Save—Glusll. WP- A-38,322. H 4 5103 1 00000 •Marlchal 2. T—2:26 R ER BB SO 2206 7 Dragons Stress Fundamentals Hawks Hit Hard; Ease off Today Afler a hard conlact 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 lo case 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 Drake University athletic direc-Reimer, Steve Davis and Or- tor, and Charles M. Ncinas, as ville Bryant out of contact due lo minor injuries. Percy said Tuesday's drill Mike Potter . . .Dragon to try defense. was 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 Scotl, are- stressing fundamentals in their practice sessions Ihis week. "We feel we need to get some quickness on defense so we're going to move Mike Potter over and try hjm at a couple of positions." Potter, 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 c s s Highland Saturday night at Gowans Stadium, Alex Johnson Traded to Cleveland 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 Prcsidenl Gabe Paul in acquiring the 1970 American League balling champion who was suspended by Ihe Angels lasl June for failure lo hustle. Johnson and calchcr Jerry Moses, who laic in the season voiced discontent with the Angels, went to Cleveland in exchange for oulficlders Vada Pinson, who baltled wilh the Indians' management; and Frank Baker plus right-handed pitcher Alan Foster. Pinson, 33, a veteran of 13 major league seasons, had caused problems al Cleveland, claiming Ihe Indians failed to live up to salary promises for: 1971. : The Angels had lo rid themselves of Johnson. He was suspended withoul pay from his $55,000-a-ycar job last June 26, having been fined 29 limes in Ihe early season for not giving 100 per cent effort. A baseball arbitration board ruled the Angels had lo pay the $29,000 remaining on the Johnson contract, asserting he should have been put on the disable list and given psychiatric treatment. Afler the ruling, the outfielder said he would play again in 1972 bul now with the Angels. Dick Walsh, the Angels' general manager, commented, 'We're very pleased wilh the trade. We made the besl 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 besl year. Baker will be vying for one of the outfield jobs. He's got a chance," Paul said in Cleveland, "We think thai Johnson is a fine ath lete and has a very good chance lo come back and help our club. "He has superior lalent and we are looking for superior lal- ent." 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 (Mulchlnion News-UPI Talophoto) Orioles won their third consecutive, and final game in the 1971 American League playoffs to give them the-pennant. Jackson stayed in this position, alone, for 10 minutes after the game ended. 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 California, Pruilt scored on runs of 42, seven and 75 yards. On Ihe 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 habil of looking over my shoulder when I run," he says. "1 was jusl looking back. 1 wasn'l leasing anyone. When J look back, if a guy is close, I have lo run. If he's not, Ihcre's no need in running lhal 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 s 9.62 by Arizona Stale's Leon Burton in 1957. Best Day Ever Saturday's show was Pruitt's 'besl day ever," according to Doach Chuck Fairbanks. The super-quick halfback carried 1(5 .lines for 205 yards and was named national college Back of the Week by The Associated Press. The 5-fool-9, 176-pound junior 'rom Houston, Tex,, can catch the ball, too—he starled Ihe 1970 season as a split end and was switched lo 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 greal blocker." rri n i lops hales OCALA, Pla. (AP) - An 8-year-old barren mare. Never in Paris, lopped offerings of thoroughbreds of all ages at the Ocala sales Tuesday on a bid of $35,000. In Juco Grid Poll 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 Hulchinson last weekend. Another Kansas (cam, Garden City, moved into the Top 20. The Bronchuslcrs, who defeated Highland 57-7 last week to move their record to 3-1, arc tied for 2()th with Loan McRae 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, Kans.; Hudson Valley vs. Boston Stale- DuPagc vs. Illinois Valley; Joliet vs. Rock Valley; Triton vs. Thornton; Gulf Coast vs. Holnies; Chowan vs. Ferrum; Lees McRae vs. Hertford; Ellsworth vs. Waldorf; Grand Rapids vs. Air Force Junior Varsity; Normandale vs. Auslin; North Dakota State School of Science vs. Valley City; Kilgorc vs Cisco; Navarro vs. Blinn; Tyler vs. Ranger; Baltimore vs. Anne Arundcl; Potomac State vs. Marshall Freshmen. + * + + 4 + Junior College Ratings Record 4-1 3-2 3-0 THE TOP TWENTY 1. PI. Scott, Kans. „ 1, Mesa, Arl/. 3-0 3. Grand Rflp/ds, Mich ...,............,.' M 4. Kllfloro, Tex ,.',''.'.'' 3.0-1 5. Ellsworth College, Iowa Pnlln, Iowa ,,...'.,....'. 3-0-1 6. Gull Coast, Perklnson, Miss <.n 7. Northeastern Oklahoma A i M, Miami 8. Tyler, Tex. 9. Ferrum, Va 10. ArUona Woalorn College, Yuma 3.) 11. Phoenix, Ariz , 3,0 15. Hudson Valley Troy, N.Y 34 13. Potomac Slate, Koyser, W, Va '.,, 34 14. Normandale, Dloomlnglon, Minn ,.., 5.0 15. Novarro, Corslcana, Tex 2-1-1 16. Wlllmar, Minn 3-0 Jollol, III M North Dakota Stalo School ol Science, Wahepton .. 3-1 17. College ol DuPago, Glen Ellyn, III 3-0 20. Loos McRao, Banner Elk, N, C 3-1 3-1 Points 186 154 125 120 61 62 62 50 43 34 31 IB 15 14 12 1 9 9 7 5 5 Flrsf PllCt Voles (16) ( 1) ( 1) ( 1) Garden Cliy, Kans. Others Receiving Voles: New Mexico Military 4; C. C. of Baltimore 1. Note: Only loams belonging to the NJCAA and In good standing are Included In theso ratings. Tho Top 20 with first place votes In parentheses. Points are awardod for first ton picks on basts of 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. K-State Booster Meeting Thursday The Kansas State WiIdeal] boosler club will meet al 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Royal Inn. Wildcat assistant coach Lcroy Montgomery will bo on hand to show films and discuss the Colorado game, lie will also give a scouting report on Saturday's game with Kansas. Wives and families are invited. KU's Easier Injures Knee InPractice 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 Busier, Big Eight Conference lineman of the week after the Jayhawks' 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 BasJcr's status for Saturday's Kansas Stale game is qucslion- able. Kansas Coach Don Fambrough said he and Ihe players stricken with food poisoning on the trip home from Minnesota lasl 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 Wylie and tackle Derland Moore did not take part in the Sooners 1 long and spirited practice. The pair came out of Ihe Southern Cal game wilh 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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