Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 14, 1972 · Page 29
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 29

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, April 14, 1972
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-.80 GREELBY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Fri., April 34, 1972 | Northern Doubleheaders Saturday West Nine Hosts Ft. Collins; Central Cats Play at Poudre Another round of important doubleheaders will mark (lie action this Saturday in the Northern Conference baseball race, Greeley West, Fort Collins 'and Fort Morgan lead the' Northern with 3-1 records. Saturday twin bills will see Fort Collins traveling to Greeley to meet the Spartans from West in the top contests; Fort Morgan going to Loveland; Greeley Central at Poudre; and Longmont hnsfing .Sterling. Game times at all sites will be 10:30 a.m. for the first go. Tlie second contests will begin s half-hour after the completion of the first -- usually about 1 p.m. [ Action in the Northern Tuesday was all close -- very close. West rallied In the sixth Inning to tie the score and pushed across a nin in the out 16 batters in the Poudre eighth inning to subdue Poudre, 3-2; Fort Morgan edged Lpng- monl, 1-0, in the eighth inning; Sterling got by Loveland, 3-2; and Fort Collins took a 4-1 win over Greeley Central. In action last weekend, West Split a pair with Longmont, Central split a twin bill with Fort Morgan, Fort Collins swept both games from Sterling, and ( Poudre split a doubleheadcr with Loveland. The Spartans will start Doug lay, a lefthander with a 4-0 record, in (tie first game contest, though he was tagged for two runs in the first inning. Spartan coach John Christen- scn will go with either Mike Trucsdell, a lefthander with a 2-1 record, or righthander Steve Strombergor in the second game. Trucsdell lost his first game of the season to Longmont last weekend. Strombcrger, S p a r t a n cenlerfielder, h a s pitched a little this season and had a 1-0 mnrk. May continues lo pace the Spartans in bailing. The pit- against Fort Collins Saturday, ichor-slugger is hitting at a .574 y looked strong in striking|clip. Leftfielder Orlie Carpio, who lied up the game with Sterling for last place, Poudre Poudre in the sixth Inning with played an excellent game and a two-out, tsvo-run single, has had three fine games in a row and is the second leading Spartan hitter with a .475 average. Shortstop Dan Vatl has a .428 average. Second baseman Tom Runnells is hitting .339 and Stromberger rounds out the learn members with averages over .300 with a .328 mark through eight games. At Fort Collins Saturday, the Central Wildcats will gn against a team that is just beginning to live up to its potential. Though tied with Loveland and Platte Valley Sets Saturday 'Donkey Ball' KERSEY - The Platte Valley Bronco liooslers will present a performance of Bob Crosby's Donkey Ball at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Platte Valley Field House here. The public is invited. Donations at the gate will be $1.25 for adults and $t for students. Get a Suzuki 185. And go play ; King of the Mountain. ': 13.5ft./lbs. of torque. 17.5 hp/7000 rpm, lakes 35° Mils. 10" clearance. 5 speeds. Tuned exhaust. CCl niuomiitic lube. PEI ignition. Long live |thc king. easis.® HOFF'S 2526 8th Avenue 352-7196 Out and Around With Charlie Brown By Charlie Brown Wildlife Conservation Officer The toxic substance that had been inadvertantly released into the river spread across the stream and now was moving slowly down river. The milky colored tendrils of the subslance wormed its way into every nook and cranny. The material seemed to have life of Us own as 11 moved under the cut banks, and into the tiny swirling pockets behind each rock anil stone. Some of the deeper inuskrat and beaver holes remained clear for awhile bill i n ' n short lime liny strands of the toxic material entered these, pushing the clear water out. Some Iroul that spent Iheir days in a deep hole where the water swept under an old collonwood tree smelled the first trace of llic material and moved downstream. A school of inch long sucker fry found they were trapped. They had been messing around in a litlle backwater when flic substance tiime down river. They tried to make a run downstream but the main slug of tho material was now in the river, so they Retreated to Ihe lillle buck- water. The substance had by then gone into every part of the river and for Ihc sucker fry there was no escape. They tried lo jump out of the ^ waler; they darled about trying to find some clear ivnlcr; some even ran clear upon Ihe bank. There was no escape. Some died turning in small circles on their backs; oilier;; lying on Hie sandy bank with little vibrations passing through their bodies as the sun dried their skins. The trout had now been joined by olhers in their movement down river. They would stop and turn upstream when they came to a still place in the river, but when they sensed a trace of the toxic material they would rush downstream again. They raced over the riffles -- their backs out of the waler, tlieir tails moving like litlle rubber band powered paddles. Some of Hie water life in the river was luckier than Ihe fish -- the waler beatles, the paddle bugs, the granddaddy longlogs and craw-dads were able lo climb out of the water to avoid (he poison. They made an odd looking audience to Ihc li;ip]x:nings in Hie river, silling on almost every rock and slick lhal was out of the water, their armor-plated coverings shining in the sun and their anlcnnns waving around, wailing for the river to clear. Tile Iroul, in their rush to escape the poison, had run into another problem. The farther they went down- slream Ihe warmer the water became. They now found the temperature was loo high for them and they had lo turn upstream. As the iwison came over Ihcm their reactions were much like Ihe fucker fry had been. They worked Iheir gilla frantically trying lo get rid of the poison, but eventually, like the suckers, they died making small circles on Iheir backs or lying mi the sand. According to spokesmen at a recent seminar on fish kills given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a fish kill can ba caused by many different things. Find- out out how and why fish die in a river, slream or lake can be quite a challenge. Although sometimes indirectly, most fish kills are man caused. Often due lo pollution or in the warming nf a stream a great amount of algae will form. As long as the algae is growing, everything's all right, but when it dies -sometimes overnight -- it uses up oxygen and fish die. Many limes changes in water temperature when water is released from dams will mean trouble for fish. A very delayed kill once occurred on Ihe Mississippi. For years poison had been building up in the catfish population but since most of the poison stayed in the fat of the fish it didn't seem lo bother them much. Then the fish came upon hard times and began to use up Ihe slored fat. They began to die even though at the lime of the kill there was litlle or none of the poison in the waler. In a case like Ihis if is almost impossible lo find who was responsible. If you see fish dying in a Colorado stream or lake, let your wildlife conservation officer know or call the Environmental Protection Agencv in Denver, 303-837-3880. You should do this as soon as you observe fish dying or in trouble because time is one ol Ihe most important factors in invcsligating a fish kill and determining whal or who is to blame. POWER LAWN EQUIPMENT Recognized by experts as the finest quality equipment built. Cooper costs less to own because it performs better, lasts longer, Thousands have saved money for years with Cooper. 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Grass basket optional. from 149.95 Now is Ihc time . . , to have your mowers sharpened and have small engines luned-up. 825 7th SI. iusl about knocked off Greeley .Vest Tuesday. Pitcher Greg Yokum, who struck out 14 Spartans in (lie contest, will probablj pitch the first game against the Jats. Central will be trying lo re- :ound from its 4-1 defeat al (he hands of Fort Collins Tues- jay. In that game, Cat right- lander Roger Lchrer sufferec lis first loss of the season. He s now 4-1. Central coach Rich Range will go with Lehrer in Ihe firsl game Saturday, then come back sophomore Arnie Lopez Lopez has pitched only one varsity game this season, the second half of an early double leader which he lost, Range! says he is going la go back wilh sophs Lopez and Steve fteifschneider as backups be hind Lehrer. "If we have lo ose the second games ol doubleheaders, we should a cast be giving these sophs -who will be back again nexi ,'car -- some good experience,' iie said. Six Wildcats are batting over 300 so Far this season, pacing he Central team to a .274 average. Ron Schnlke is hitting .34' and is Ihe leader in RBIs with !Z. Olhers over .300 include Joe Villegas at .325, catcher Miie Cruz at .304, Gary Wagner at 350, Rich Kaberline with .333, and Joe Penaflor at .500. NORTHERN Baseball Standings SPARTAN DUGOUT EXPLODES -- hind to beat Poudre in a key Northern Con- Greeley West's dugout was emptied quick- ference baseball game al Butch Butler Mu- - ly Tuesday as the Spartans came from be- nicipal field. (Tribune photo) Rangers Beat Montreal, Face Black Hawks Sunday TEAM Greeley West Ft. Collins f t . Morgan reley Central Longmont Poudre Sterling Loveland W L MONTREAL ( A P ) The New York Rangers, barely out of the Stanley Cup quarter-final frying pan, step right into the fire Sunday when they open their National Hockey League semifinal series against the Chicago Black Hawks. vinning the opening round series in six games with a pulsating finish that sent Goalie 3d Giacomin into a joyful swan dive at the final siren. In Thursday night's other NHL action, St. I/ouis trimmed Minnesota 4-2, tying that series for the gaping Montreal net. The Rangers finished off at 3-3 and setting up a decisive M o n t r e a l ' s defending C u p champions 3-2 Thursday night, Two Leagues, 16 Teams Babe Ruth Leagues Organized in Area The formation of two nesv abe Ruth Baseball leagues in ic area 'for competition during ie coming summer season has een announced by John needier of Greeley, district .abe Ruth representative. At least nine teams will be would hike the number of teams to 11. The league for players 15-18 will include at least one learn from Greeley and perhaps more, Knoectler said. Others will include Fort Collins, Fort Lupton, Kersey and Lovelaixi the new Welco Babe Ruth! I.'' of 13- 15-year-old' (three teams). Johnstown-Mill- layers. And at _ leasl^ eight Ruth Wc]co associaUon is Joc lams will participate in Ihe rca league for 16- 18-year-old layers. ' Teams in the Welco Habe .ulh League will include Johns- own-Milliken, Gilcresl, La aiie, Plafteville, Fort Uipton Iwo teams), Eaton, Briggsdale nd Kersey. Windsor and Ault lay also join the loop which also field a team. of tne new Babe Martinez of Fort Luplon. Although schedules have not yel been finalized, Knoedler said play would begin right after Memorial Day. Most teams will carry about 14 players. Financing of teams will be a combination of city and lown recreation funds and private funds and donations. Dryden, for a 5-3 edge in skates. Again Giacomin came up with a big stop, getting his skate on. a drive by Lemaire. Then he found an opening and shot the puck down ice, aiming seventh game at Minnesota Sunday. Giacomin was flic Ranger icro wilh two sensational third period saves that kept the Ca- ladiens from tying the score. Then, wilh Ken Dryden out of he Montreal nets -to give the Canadiens an extra attacker in he game's final moments, jiacomin barely missed the japing goal with a long clearing shot that ate up valuable seconds on Ihe clock. Montreal had come from behind twice in the first two periods after goals by Billy Fairbairn had given Ihe Rangers 1-0 and 2-1-leads. Yvan Cournoyer and Jacques tallied for Montreal. The third period was less than half a minufe old' when Fairbairn found Walt Tkaczuk alone about 40 feel away from the net. Tkaczuk's blazing slap shot just did beat Dryden. Now it was Giacomin's show and he didn't disappoint. First he protected the 'lead with a brilliant 'Sliding stop on Frank Mahovlich's point blank power play try. Then,'with Ihe Cana- diens buzzing New York's net When the clock finally ran down, Giacomin leaped happily n the air and flopped on the ice, joined quickly by his teammates. Phil Roberto scored a goal and collected two assists in triggering St. Louis past Min- . nesola. Hob Plager, Garry linger and Jack Egers produced (he Blues' other Goldsworthy and goals. Bill J.P.. Parise scored.for the.North! Stars. Broncos Trade Washington For Andrews DENVER' ( A P ; backer David Washington of ·»·; Denver has been traded to But- -.-~ falo for linebacker Al Andrews, ~'i Ihe Broncos annnunced loday. :'.'.' Andrews, 6-feet-3, 220 pounds, ; : .:." from been since the ninth game of his rookie season in 1970. Denver '.£';'! Coach Jphri Ralston said he will -; : ;: lake on one of lhe : outside line- ;;;·'- backer positions. · . . - . · " · '--*. -Washington, 6-3,' 220, was a -~~'-i parttime starter for. Denver Zf.; last season and handled kickoff r ; :' New Mexico State, has a starter for the Bills in.the final minule.Ej they lifted dul j e s until the season. Tribune Scoreboard Baseball At A Glanct Saturday's Games American League (Regular season opens) New York (Slolllcmyre 16-12 Peterson 15-13) at Baltimore Palmer 20 3) Boston (Patlin 14-14 or Culp ·1-lfi) at Detroit (Lolich 25-H) Minnesota (Blyleven 16-15) at Oakland (Uollzman 9-15) Texas (Bosman 12-16) at Calj- ornia (Messersmilh 20-13), N Chicago (Wood 22-13) at Kansas City (Drago 17-11) Milwaukee (Parsons 13-17 or xickwood 10-15) at Cleveland G. Perry 16-12) National Li»gu« Saturday's Games (Regular season opens) Los Angeles (Suflon 17-12) at Cincinnati (Billingham 10-15) Atlanta (Niekro 15-14) at San Diego (Kirby 15-13), N Pittsburgh (Ellis 19-9) at New York (Seaver 20-10) Philadelphia (Carlton 20-9) at Chicago (Jenkins 24-13) Monlreal (Stoneman 17-16) al St. Urns (Gibson 16-13 or Wise 17-14) San Francisco (Mariehal 1811) at Houston (Dierker 12-G), N Pro Basketball Playoffs NBA Conference Finals Thursday's Results Eastern Conference New York 116, Boston Tennis and Golf 94, · Equipment · Accessories · Clothing !\~ew York leads best-of-7! series, 1-0. | Only game scheduled ' ABA I Thursday's Results East Division Final Virginia 138, New York 91, Virginia leads best-of-V series, 1-0. West Division Semifinal Indiana 91, Denver 80, Indiana wins best-of-7 series, 4-3. rnm ARGENT| "PORT i HOP I null 1008 8th Ave. Ph. 353-4567

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