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14 Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia, Monday, May 26, 1980 U.S. Women' 111 w 1 " f ,;- ?Y' 5 f S"'"v ; CHRIS , ANTHONY 1 f if; , t BARNES A. 'f PHILLIPS 1 i ; -I r- Denbigh's 1 te I Ferguson's w , . -. ! i f I 1 .11 Jumner . ? if ; Standout . 1 ' - 4 -J V ' k ' 4 r . V ' ."-v,H. -,'' "T"' ' .Jiimri ' wwiuyiwiiii r"'ll,PSJ!!J",ir ; 1 ' AL ' ''I ' LIONEL . 1 DANNY J?t V I" TOON .? CHATTIN If PITTMAN f 1 ' - : - Menchville's - , Monarchs' f ' Denbigh's J , f , X 50-Foot & ' r ! Best In .' Two-Mile ' ' ; . -j j ' Menchville's Eric Perry ' - 1- , U X , As LxDected. Menchvule Dominates : . JL ' i4U-Peninsula District Track By ED RICHARDS Daily Press Sports Writer Menrhville almost scored a complete $weep of the field events on the Peninsula District outdoor track all-star squad. 5 The only person to break up the monopoly but only slightly was Denbigh Chris Barnes, who tied for high Jumping honors with the Monarchs' Leapin' Wallace, Nickerson Sign ,; By ED RICHARDS Daily Press Sports Writer I Menchville's James Wallace will 'take his amazing high jump act to Santa Fe (Fla.) Junior College this Fall. i Wallace has awed fans this year with his ability to leap almost a foot over his head. ! The Monarch star, who may fudge a little in listing his height as 5-11, has come close to scaling seven feet in a couple of meets. ? "I think James is somewhere between 5-9 and 5-11." says Menchville Coach Steve Lewis, i, Wallace just missed the magic 7-0 mark in winning the recent State AAA Championship in the high jump. He cleared 6-10. then fell short of establishing a meet record by trying to eclipse 7 feet, inch. i Wallace was so excited after winning the title that he forgot his height. I "Im 6-11." he told reporters while being interviewed t He felt more like 90 feet tall. ' The Monarch flopper shuns a 7-0 psychological block. "I'm going to get it." he emphasizes without the slightest bit of hesitation. "It's a matter of time." Wallace first flirted with the 7-0 barrier at the Norfolk Relays this Spring. He eclipsed 6-10 there before being frustrated. ;i "I don't know whether James will get seven feet tomorrow, but he'll definitely get it," points out Lewis. "He's a PREP VIEWPOINTS Sub Umpires Do Fine Job A tip of the hat to James Morris and Reggie Frazier. It seems these two gentlemen offered their services as umpires during a Bethel-Denbigh junior varsity game recently when regularly-assigned umpires failed to show. Despite the fact that each had a son playing for each of the teams, their officiating was excellent. Reports have It there wasn't one hitch in the game. Phoebus football player Ivan Davis will attend the University of Virginia with an academic scholarship. The 5-foot-8 cornerback. who will try to make the Cavalier squad, plans to major in law. "He's the kind of a kid that you draw up on paper" says Phoebus Coach Phil Smith. "He's one of the finest young men I've had the privilage of coaching." Cited as the outstanding defensive back two years in a row for the Phantoms, Davis was used spar-ringly on offense. , "He was Derek Jenkins' backup man at tailback." reveals Smith. Jenkins was an All-Peninsu.a District selection. "If he had been at some other school," claims Smith. "I'm certain that he would have played on offense." . Mike Stevens and Scott Nault of Kecoughtan were in a class by themselves this past Peninsula District baseball season. Both unloaded two home runs in one game. It doesn't match the three,. however, hit by Joey Lawrence back in the early '50s when he was playing shortstop for Hampton The 5-foot-8. 125-pound Lawrence hit three roundtrippers in a row and James Wallace. Barnes took the Peninsula District and Eastern Regional high jump crowns but Wallace prevailed at the State meet by clearing 6-10. Barnes scaled the same height at the district meet.' The other field event honors went to Menchville's Al Toon in the long and triple jumps, Jersey Johnson in the shot put, Lionel Chattin in the discus and student of the event." Wallace plans to stay at Santa Fe two years then join Menchville sidekick Eric Perry at Texas Southern. "Florida's a good area for competition, but I'm mainly going to Santa Fe to get my grades up. I'm going to be a student first, then a high jumper," says the talented teenager. Two ex-Monarchs ran for Santa Fe this year, quarter-milers Troy Sessoms and Charles Ralph. Another member of Menchville's State AAA championship squad, versatile Mike Nickerson, will be going to the Midwest this Fall. He has decided to Mike Nickerson added a double later in the game. The feat was accomplished at the Kecoughtan Veterans Field where, according to Lawrence, "you had to run out those homers, because there weren't any fences unless you parked one in Hampton Roads." Hampton's biggest booster back then, according to Lawrence, was "Brownie" Berry. He was to Hampton what the late Julian Rice was to Newport News. Peninsula District Umpire Jimmy McCarron doesn't hesitate to name the Ferguson-Bethel game as his easiest job this season. "Both pitchers (Donnie Collins of Ferguson and Jeff Reid of Bethel) threw strikes. "All I had to do," says McCarron, "was dig In behind the plate. That game reminded me of the one between Greg Guin (Menchville) and Philip Wilson (Bethel) hooked up in about three years ago." Although Collins is a member of McCarr's Warwick Post 255 American Legion baseball team, McCarron claims it didnt bother him to work the game behind the plate. McCarron quickly admits that because Collins is expected to be drafted in an early round next month in the major league draft, It will hurt "I'm happy for him, though," relates McCarron. "Donnie really Impressed me in that Bethel game. He was so much Improved over last year. His fast ball had velocity." Because Post 255 players come from Ferguson. McCarron was reluctant to work any of their games his first couple of years as an umpire. "I wanted to stay away from any possible criticism. Now, it doesn't bother me on what team I have when I'm umpiring. "I have a job to do. and I go out there to do the best I can." . By RAY HEBERT Ken Crowder in the pole vault. It was the heavyweight punch of Menchville's field events personnel that floored the opposition at the State meet. The Monarchs' Eric Perry emerged the top honoree on the squad selected this past week by district coaches. He was the pick in both hurdles and joined cohorts Derek Bullock, Ray Perry and Mike Nickerson on the honored mile attend Hutchinson (Kan.) JC on a grant-in-aid. Hutchinson has been a stopoff for numerous Menchville athletes, including track star Mike Ricks and gridders Buddy Cheeks and Jerome Dove. "Mike can compete in anybody's program in the intermediate hurdles," insists Lewis. "He's been instrumental in all the success we've had in the last couple of years. He can run anything from the 100 to the half-mile." Nickerson boasts times of 14.9 in the 110-meter high hurdles and 38.0 in the intermediates. He was fifth in the region in the intermediates. The 5-foot-5 dynamo has been a member of several scintillating Menchville relay teams, including the school record-holding contingent in the 440 relay that logged 42.0 last year. Nickerson ran on the Monarchs' State championship mile relay team indoors this Winter. "His forte in college will be the 400-meter intermediate hurdles." says Lewis. "His next-best forte will be intestinal fortitude. He's a tough cookie." Islanders Complete Full Cycle UNIONDALE. NY. (UPI) Eight years ago, when the New York Islanders were created in helter-skelter fashion, they were the butt end of all sorts of puckish humor. After all. what else is there to do but laugh at a team which set all kinds of records for futility by losing 60 of 78 games? Well, the big joke now has come full cycle and today the Islanders reign as Stanley, Cup champions. And they achieved it in a most dramatic fashion, scoring in overtime of the sixth game Saturday to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4. Fittingly, the only two . survivors of that first 1972 Islander team played major roles in the cup clincher. Billy Smith appeared in 20 games, equalling the play-off record for goaltenders and Lome Henning assisted on the sudden-death goal scored by Bob Nystrom. "It's been a long road for us as a team," Smith said. "Am I ever glad it's over now. What a sweet victory." In contrast to Smith and Henning, Ken Morrow joined the club barely In time to reap the glory, and the glory he knows Is unique in hockey history. Exactly three months earlier on Feb. 24, Morrow won a gold medal as a member of the United States Olympic team at Lake Placid. Never before has an Individual shared In both an Olympic and Stanley Cup championship, and Morrow experienced this ultimate double high In the same season. "It seems like years ago now.".the bearded 22-year-old defenseman said of the Olympics. KENNETH DEBREW Mariners' Are In 800 Meters Team relay quartet. Rounding out the elite squad were: 100 meters Gerard Ruff. Kecoughtan; 200 Mel Gray. Lafayette; 400 Raymond Dilard, Hampton; 800 Kenneth DeBrew, Ferguson; mile Anthony Phillips, Ferguson; two-mile Danny Pittman, Denbigh, and the 880 relay squad from Bethel Ty, Small. Michael Cooper, Gene Tillman and Anthony Page. Conspicuously left off the star contingent was Ferguson's Elton Brown, the Peninsula District 400-meter king and the regional 800 ruler. Brown, who also anchored Ferguson to the mile relay title in both the district and regional meet, was called for a false start and disqualified in the 800 at the State meet. Most of the stars will be pooling their talents under the banner of the D C. ,Striders at the Atlanta Track Classic June 7. Menchville will be represented by Chattin, Toon, Wallace, Nickerson, Crowder, both Perrys and high jumper David Singleton. Others making the trip are Bethel hurdler Bradley Fullwood, Ferguson triple jumper Joe , Holland, Denbigh long jumper Mark Clark. Ferguson quarter-miler Michael Johnson and Barnes. Gray, Ruff. DeBrew, Brown, . Dillard and Pittman. The D.C. Striders prep brigade has won the team title five out of the last six years. One of the favorites In the triple jump has to be Toon, the sensational junior who leaped over the 50-foot mark . in both the district and regional meets. Going against some of the premier jumpers in the country should be ' enough incentive to have Toon pumped up to go beyond his personal best of 50-44- OFFOUR ENTIRE STOCK! N Every single piece of merchandise In our store is on sale at 10 off. This Includes our regular nationally advertised famous name brands like Cricketeer, Palm Beach, Geoffrey Beene, Enro, Manhattan, Jaymarand Alleson of Rochester. Air regular In-stock merchandise! SIZES44to66and38Tto56T Plus Special "YcllowTicket" Discounts You'll save even more on a select group of fine tailored suits and sport coats all drastically reduced for this one-day event. Wdtch for our "Yellow Ticket" Specialsl Better come early, they're sure to sell fast. 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She wrapped up her , match against Turnbull on the Australian's serve, passing her with a forehand drive down the line on the first match point. Lloyd steadied early In the second set of her opening match against Fromholtz after dropping the first set 4-6 as the Australian broke the American's service three times. Serving for the second game in the second set, Lloyd rallied to win 11 games in a row, relinquishing only one game in the third set while leading 5-0. After laboring through the first set in 51 minutes, she took only 53 more minutes for the next two and the go- Bowler Goodman 3rd In All-Events Hamptonian Dale Goodman captured third place in handicap all-events with 1.768-216-1.984 as the fifth of eight weekends in the Virginia State Bowling Association tourney ended Sunday. ''' One other Top Three change found Washingtonians John Kerr and Frank Orsak forging ahead in handicap doubles with 1.154-2331.387. Tidewater entries rolled top game and series at Newmarket Bowl, site of doubles-singles. Jack McMullen of Hampton posted a 246 and Norfolk's Anthony Raia a 614. Triplicates recorded were a 172 by Warrenton's Richard Sheetz and 191 by Richmonder Richard Moore. ' In team events at Century Lanes, James Dalton of Richmond picked up the rare 7-10. He's a member of Richmond's General Electric Pacemakers. BRH1G THE OUTDOORS INDOORS WITH A ; PATIO OR PORCH EtICLOSURE: looking for more tpact? Why not consider a custom glass or screen enclosure for your existing porch OR-odd a new onel For Porches... Patios... Br eezeways. Keeps out dirt, cold, etc Provides a pro- -tected area for your CHILDREN, PLANTS, & PETS. A breezy open porch or ,., a secure insulated room...ALl IN ONE AT IAST...FUNCTIONAL BEAUTY BEYOND COMPARE! WE SPECIALIZE IN: n n gtffiL 4UZ ahead point for the U.S. team. ITALIAN OPEN ROME (AP) Guillermo Vilas of Argentina overpowered , 20-year-old -Yannick Noah of France 6-0, 64, 6-4 and won the Italian Open Tennis Championship. The top-seeded Vilas, twice a losing finalist here, took home the $28,000 first prize with a dazzling display of con? sistent tennis. He never lost his serve in the two-hour match, keeping the Cameroon-born Noah off balance with deft drop shots and hard passing shots from near the baseline. Noah, playing for his first major title against the world's fourth-ranked player, appeared rattled by the noise of the crowd at the Foro Italico. Police went into the stands and ejected three Souths after a toy airplane floated down and landed near Noah's feet. BAVARIAN INTERNATIONAL - MUNICH, West Germany (AP) Rolf Gehrig of West Germany defeated Christophe Freyss of , France 6-2, 0-6, 6-2, 6-2 and won the Bavarian International Tennis Championships. The victory was worth $12,600. The eighth-seeded German started out strong before a crowd of 15,000. But he weakend in the second set, double-faulting three times, and then falling victim to Fryess' deep-placed baselhie shots. Gehrig bounced back in the third and fourth sets, winning the last game on th first match point. Top Century tallies were a 244 by Garland Turner of the Lawmen, Petersburg and 627 by Harry Glass of Long's Drive-In, South' Boston. No tourney high games or series were rolled at either site. The Peninsula has one division pacesetter. Tommy Scott of Hampton leads scratch singles with 677. TEAM EVENTS 1. No Nonm, Chortottesvllle (Gordon 584. Look. M2. Socr. 531. Good. 551 T homos 420) 1. 897-W J, 194. J. B ond B No. 1 DonvilH 2.71I-388 1.0OT. J. GTO No. 2. Hampton 2.BM-286 080. Scratch Mater. No Marat . 1897. DOUBLES V Kerr (811) and Orson (543). Washington 1.I54 M3 1,387. J. Sandy ond Raines. Augusta County 1,297-81 1.378. t. Housfelder ond Boy., Norfolk 1.263-1091.372. Scratch traders, Sandy 29) ond Raines 1668) 1.297. SINGLES 1. Forrell. Donvilto 857-83740. 1. Davis. Augusta CAunty 842-81723. 3. St. Clair. Roanoke 871-99718. Scratch Moder. Scott, Hampton 877. ALL-EVENTS 1. St. Clair, Roanoke 'team 583, doublet 828, tingles 817) 1,728-2972,023. 2. Smith, Hampton 1,503-513 2,016. 3. Goodman, Hampton 1,768-2161.984. Scratch leader, Jones, South Boston (622-669-618) 1,909. Storm Windows t Deer Greefthouses PaHe Covers ReptoKement Windows Awnings , CALL 5S5-1 555 5 530 RANDOLPH ROAD NEWPORT NEWS 0t SrwIMt-Seal. 1st Csr. 10471

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