Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 10, 1973 · Page 30
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 30

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, April 10, 1973
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:M GREELEY (Cote.) TRIBUNE TUCT,, April 1», 1173 Blasi to greet 26 lettermen Bears open spring grid drills April 16 Eighty-four prospects, the largest contingent in school history, will be on hand April 16 when the University of Northern Colorado opens Spring football practice. Workouts will be held each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or Saturday through the annual Varsity-Alumni game May 19. Practice sessions start at 3:30. Scrimmages will be confined primarily to Tuesday and Friday or Saturday, head coach Bob Blasi said. "Our spring practice is geared so that the individual can improve his skills and personal level," Blasi said. "We view spring practice as a Evert leads USLTA pack SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Chris Evert, her earnings bolstered by a $5,000 first-prize check in the Sarasota Women's tennis open last weekend, continues to top the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association women's circuit winnings announced Monday. The 18-year-old Fort Lauderdale, Fla., star registered her fourth victory in five starts this year with a 6-3,6-2 victory over Evonne Goolagong of Australia at Sarasota. Miss Evert widened her lead over idle Virginia Wade of Great Britain, moving to $31,000 compared to Miss Wade's $22,650. Miss Goolagong is tjiird with $18,100 followed by Linda Tuero of Metairie, La. with $7,662 and Patti Hogan of La Jolla, Calif., with $6,900. period to experiment with position possibililies and to assess our strengths and weaknesses." Twenty-six leltermen return to form the nucleus of the squad, but the offensive and defensive lines were hard hit by graduation. Half the down linemen on both sides are gone. The Bear offensive backfield, led by Roger Melvin, Gary Widhelm, and Roger May, returns intact, however. Rocky Whitworth and Jerry Daltilio -who alternated as starters last DPH Rich Kent year -- both return at quarterback. Three starters are back in the secondary, where only free safety Dave Gibson was lost. Cornerbacks Ron Wyatt and Jamie Woodruff return with safety Mike Pierce and letterman Dan Miller lo 'give the Bears experience in that area. UNO tied for second in the (ireal Plains Alhlelic Conference last season. The Bears open their nine-game 1973 campaign Sept. 15 in Golden against Colorado Mines. (INC coaches gamble; .083 hitter wins game ByJOHNSEELMEYER Tribune Intern Writer Assume for a minute that you're a baseball coach making the decision on who is going to be your designated pinch hitter. In all likelihood you wouldn't pick a guy who is hailing .083 for's first 11 games, would you? Not unless your name is Tom Wheeler, you wouldn't. Wheeler tapped Rich Kent as the designated pinch hitter for the University of Northern Colorado Friday and Kent drove home two runs, including the winning run as the Bears topped Southern Colorado State- College, 5-2. The choice wasn't as much a shot in the dark as it looked, Wheeler said. "Kent had hit really well against Colorado State in the game before and had driven in a run," Wheeler said. "He's been hitting the ball well lately." Kent's less-than-impressive average came from troubles he was having hitting the low pitch and the curve ball earlier in the season, Wheeler said. Kent concurs with Wheeler's judgement of his problem. "I have a lot of trouble with the low ball," he said, "But I've been working on it in practice." But practice alone wasn't the Greeley West wrestler, Jeff Fanning, has signed a letter of intent to enroll al CSU. Fan-' ning, one of the top 145- pounders in the Northern Conference, was one of seven Colorado matmen '·-- including five state champions -- announcing plans to enroll at CSU. xxxxx. The University of Colorado's annual free spring coaching clinic will be held April 27-28 at the CU Fieldhouse and at Folsom Statdium. The clinic will include nine 60-minute lectures. Registration forms must be turned in before April 21. XXXXX Short Stuff congratulates West's Ron Teppert and Platte Valley's Dick Huwa for being chosen to participate in the Colorado prep All-Slate Basketball game as players for the sell fires to first to double off Astros' Bob Watson. Houston took the game, 4-1. (A'P Wirephoto) : ' - '"*' key to Kent's success in Pueblo l North team . Game will be in Friday. He said, "Down there, lAugust. the guy who was pitching threw a lot of fastballs and the fast ball is my pitch. I guess it was just a lucky day." Kent was just as surprised as the rest of the observers at the game when he was lapped for the DPH role. "I figured I'd had my chance down south (on the team's spring t r i p ) and I thought I'd blown it (here. I was glad they gave me a chance and showed some confidence in me." After Kent's showing Friday, Wheeler is trying to find an outfield slot for h i m . One possibility he mentioned is moving Stan Humbarger back to the DPH roln and putting Kent in left field. In any case, Kent says, "I just hope I can continue to hit. That is, if the weather clears so we can get some ball games in before school's out." Texas-El Paso's baseball team carried a 15-10 record as of April 3. Included in the record was a 12-3 victory over UNC.How can one university count a game as regulation while another counts it as exhibition? XXXXX Perhaps the NCAA will start recognizing half-games in its statistical preparations... XXXXX UNC spring football practice will open Monday (April 16) with 26 lettermen on hand. Drills will continue until May 19 when the annual varsily-alumni game is scheduled. XXXXX There's still lime lo enter the 1973 version of "Run Down Cancer" set for April 28 at District Six Field. Gel in shape and line up your sponsors. See .how many laps you can run for the American Cancer Society. Entry forms available at the Alpine Haus, Home Light Power, and at Transamerica Title and Insurance. XXXXX ,.,' The first annual Chicana (girls) basketball tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at Healh Junior High School in Grcclcy. Teams from Kansas and a couple of local groups will parlicipate beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the double-elimination tourney. XXXXX The open gym and supervised playground programs held Saturdays at Madison, East Memorial and Brenlwood elementary schools will begin again this Saturday. Programs open at 11 a.m. and last'until 4 p.m. SLIDE FAILS -- Houston Astro center- fielder Cesar Cedeno slides to "break up two," buthewaspulon a force play in the fourth inning as IMS Angeles Dodger short stop Bill Rus- NHL, WHA talk 'association' NEW YORK (AP) -- Formal contact between the established National Hockey League and the fledgling World Hockey Association was discussed by WHA owners at a meeting Monday. "The gist of the meeting was that it might make some sense for some kind of association," said WHA President Gary Davidson. But he emphasized that the legal problems, financial arrangements and compensation that would result from an asso- CHS/14 panel approves 8 prep super leagues AURORA--The Colorado High School Activities Assn. (CHSAA) Board of Control Monday approved changes in prep leagues that will affect schools throughout (he state. The board approved a reduction of Class AAA leagues from 10 to 8 beginning in the fall of 1974. The Northern, Skyline and Jefferson County leagues will absorb the Foothills League. The Northern will probaby gain Centaurus, Niwot and elation or merger between ,the two leagues raise many difficulties that would be hardjp solve. ' .i-jf, The 12 WHA club owners wind up their two-day meeting today and Davidson said he.spj- pects there will be-a negotiating committee appointed to ta.)k officially with the NHL, which has a meeting scheduled fpr April 18. Davidson probably will head the WHA delegation,* Davidson said he did not giye his "blessing" to a secret meeting April 1 in New York fye- Broomfield, plus the new Rocky twccn four NHL and Mountain High of Forl Collins. WHA club owners during which This would swell the Norlhern the possibilities of .;an to 12 teams and necessilate a association or merger were djs,- new realignment by divisions, cussed. The WHA president The Will Rogers League and said, however, he was awar.e,fif the Southern League will be the meeting, combined into one unit. Harrison and Widefield will move from '(he Will Rogers lo the South Central League. Mullen will shift lo the Skyline division. The meeting at the CHSAA Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, also said he kngv about it but said il had no official status as far as his league is concerned. -'s office was to conlinue through Tuesday. Northern, UNC games reset Cold weather and wet grounds caused the postponement of numerous athletic events Tuesday. The Greeley Central-Slerling baseball game was rescheduled for May 8 while the Greeley West-Loveland game was moved to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Butch Butler Field. The West-Longmont-Fort Collins track triangular was Pro basketball playoff schedule BACK TO THE LOCKER ROOM -- Jogging back to the UNC locker room after working out, UNC distance runner Tom Quammen stretches out at the final stretch. Quammen set an unofficial UNC mark indoors with a 4:18. (Tribune photo by Steve Bauer) STUDENT-ATHLETE -- Tom Quammen studies hard, on and off the athletic field. The former University High state mile champion is now applying scientific theory in an experimental method that seems to be working as he competes for the University of Northern Colorado. (Tribune photo by Steve Bauer) At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA All Starting Times EST AH Best-of-7 Series Conference Semifinals Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Western Conference Golden State vs. Milwaukee at Madison, Wis., 9 p.m., series tied 2-2 Tom Quammen: UNO's experimental miler By JOHN SEELME YER Tribune Intern Writer Milers all look like Jim Ryun, run 25 miles before breakfast, 30 miles in practice and maybe another 15 miles at night when they visit their girl friend in a neighboring town, right? Well, --not necessarily. Take the University of Northern Colorado's Tom Quammen for example. Quammen only trains two days in a row before he lakes a day off. In practice, he may run a total of 10 miles, but seldom runs more than a mile and a half at one time. He's left road work lo boxers and milers at other schools this year. It's hot thai he's lazy, eilher. It's all very scientific. With the help of Dr. Richard Peterson of the university physiology lab, Quammen analyzed the muscle systems of the leg. It turns nut the set of muscles a runner uses for the long-distance road work are different than those used in intermediate running like the mile. , po, Quimmen says, when a dliUnce man runs great lengths, "All he Is, doing Is getting himself tired. It doesn't have much affect on his competition work. In fact, it may hurt him. On road work, a guy .runs a much slower pace than he does in competition." The rest between runs has a scientific purpose beyond merely catching his breath, loo, Quammen says. "The mitochondria have to have time lo recover if Ihe running is lo do you any good." (If you didn'l pay allenlion in high school biology, the mitochondria are a part of the human cell which scientists feel has some effect on metabolism.) Lest all of this sound like scientific gobbledygook, you only have lo look al Quammen's record Ihis year lo realize lhal he musl be doing something right. At the Doane (Neb.) Invitational, an indoor meet in February, Quammen ran a 4:14.8 mile, nearly six seconds under the UNC record set last year by Dan Hunter. Since it was an indoor meet though, his mark won't go into llw record books. That 4:14.8 clocking is even more impressive when one realizes lhal last year, when Quammen was at Emporia (Kan.) Stale, his besl lime was a 4:22. Al Emporia, Quammen says, milers ran about 100 miles a week, keeping notebooks on the total distance. Al practice, the distance men would run quarter intervals. After one season al Ihe Kansas school, Quammen Iransferred lo UNC, where his father teaches, and got onto his new training program Ihis winter. Before going lo Emporia, Quammen was a noted dislance man al University High, Iwice winning the Colorado AA mile lille. Bui it wasn't always lhat way. In junior high, Quammen says, "I though! I was a sprinter and a jumper. My older brother did lhal, so I Ihoughl il ran in Ihe family or something." As part of the President's Physical Fitness Test in Ihe ninth grade, though, Quammen had to run COO yards. University High's track and cross country coach at the time, Jerry Ralliff, saw Qimmmen's lime and talked him into entering a cross-country race. All did not go well on that first attempl al dislance running, Quammen says. "Everyone look off like a rocket at Ihe start and I was back at the starting line trying to figure out what was going on," he says. "After the first quarter mile, I was dead last. We came over a little rise and I could just barely see Ihe first place guy. Pretty soon guys started walking," he continues, "and I ended up with a third place finish." Quammen .is a sophomore at UNC, majoring in political science and has his sights on law school in (he fulure. He says track doesn't interfere with his school work, but he does occasionally have lo miss class to go to meets. He says, "Track is important, but not above school. I'm nol going lo run my way into law school." Maybe he won't run his way into law school, but il looks Rood for Tom Quammen lo run his way into the UNC record book before he graduates. Chicago al Los Angeles, It p.m., series tied 2-2 Wednesday's Games Eastern Conference Atlanta at Boston, 8:15 p.m., series lied 2-2 ABA Division Championship Best-of-7 Scries All Starting Times EST Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games East Division Kentucky vs. Carolina' al Charlolle, N.C., 8 p.m. moved lo Wednesday at Long- monl and Ihe golf mecf with Cenlral, Wesl, Fort Morgan and Slerling scheduled for Tuesday al Fort Morgan was cancelled. In Welco Assn. action, only three events were changed. The Platle Valley-Erie baseball game has been postponed and nol rescheduled and Ihe Weld Cenlral-Eaton game was moved lo Eaton. The Valley-University High- Weld Central track triangular al Valley was postponed and not immediately rescheduled. The University of Northern Colorado-Wyoming game was still slated Tuesday. The Universily of Northern Colorado-Wyoming game set for 3 p.m. Wednesday was rescheduled for April 23. The postponemenl was forced due lo snow on Ihe outfield. Wednesday's 3 p.m. game with Southern Colorado State College is still on, with UNC hoping for enough good weather to dry oul Ihe field. Pro Hockey 1'layoffs At A Glance By The Associated Press MIL Stanley Cup Playoffs ( All Ilcst-nf-7 Scries (Juartcr-finals All Times EST " " Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games '" J _ Buffalo at Montreal, New York at Boslon, p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, p.m. Minnesota al Philadelphia,; 8 p.m. '"'! Wednesday's Gamcs, J ,' No games scheduled 7J30 8:30 WHA World Trophy Championships All Best-of-7 Series '" ' Quarter-finals J " r All Times EST "' r ' Monday's Games '' No games scheduled Tuesday's Games East Division New England vs. Oltaw'i'"al Toronlo, New England !ead's'!j-0 Wednesday's Games'" East Division , Cleveland at Philadelphia, Cleveland leads 3-0. West Division Winnipeg al Minnesola, Winnipeg leads 2-0. Houston at Los Angeles, series tied 1-1. Six teams advance in city volleyball Six teams advanced through the firsl round of Ihe Cily Recreation Men's Volleyball Tournament Monday night.,The Women's Volleyball Tournament gets under way tonight. Greeley National Bank won by forfeit over No Names. Hawaiian Club defeated Medical Group Pharmacy in two games, 15-5, 15-7. Monfort Packing beat Dabco Cows'in Ihree games, losing Ihe firsl game 14-16, bill coming back with 15-5 and 15-10 wins lo lake Ihe series. Misfils blanked NHPQ Engineers 15-0, 15-0. Then NHPQ Architects beat the Scrapers in three games, 13-15, 15-11, 15-12. In the final game of Ihe even' ing, Habco bcal Medical Group Pharmacy. Poriings for the winners will. be Wednesday as follows: J. V. Smilli vs. Greeley Nalional Bank, Hawaiian Club vs. Monforl of Colorado; Monforl Packing vs. Misfits; NHPQ Archilecls vs. Moore Really. Final division standings in Ihe regular season were: J. V. Smilh 12-0; Moore Really 10-2; Monforl of Colorado 10-2; Monfort Packing 9-3; Hawaiian Club 8-4; NHPQ Engineers 7-5; No Names 5-7; Scrapers 4-8; NHPQ Architects 4-8; Greeley National Bank 4-8; Misfils 2-10; Medical Group Pharmacy 2-10; Dabco Cows 1-11. The final Women's League division standings were: United Bank Travel 12-0; Dapper Damsels 10-2; X-Ray 9-3; Monfort Portions 9-3; United Bank 9-3; Adventure Awaiting 7-5; Shupe Brothers 6-0; Grcclcy Grays 5-7; Comb Curl Her 48; Cily.Slickers 3-9; Slnle Farm Activities II 2-10; United Bank Leasing 2-10; Slnlc Farm 'Aclivlllcs I 0-12. 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