Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 26, 1976 · Page 14
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The Idaho Free Press 4.The News-Tribune, Thursday, February 26. me - A-2 Nicklaus ready to make move LAUDERH1LL, Kla. (UPI) - Th« rest of the star-sludded field in the Tournament Players Championship better beware. The "Golden Bear" is ready lo come out of hibernation. Jack Nicklaus made only two tournament appearances during the seven weeks the pro golf (our was out West. And he finished poorly, for him, in both of those, Bui he has been diligently working on his game at his hnme and indicates he's ready lo resume the form that has made him the top golfer in the world for more than a decade "I've come to Florida before without winning," said Nicklaus, who has been booked as (he favorite to win the $300,000 Bayi leads AAU field NEW YORK (UPII - The AAU, stung by its usual array of disputes and defections, offers a Filbert Bayi-led mile field plus world record holders in three other events Friday night for its 88th annual indoor track and field championship. Bayi, whose threatened pullout in last year's indoor championship touched off a year-long controversy with the AAU's Games Committee, goes into the meet after a rare losing effort. The Tanzanian air force mechanic, whose toughest competition should come from former NCAA champion Paul Cummings of Brigham Young, was upset in his first U.S. start last week by New Zealand's Rod Dixon. Claver Kamanya, also of Tanzania, is not likely to be back this year and neither will any of the Pacific Coast Club, which includes world indoor pole vault record holder Dan Riptey and women's distance star Frande Larrieu as its members. In the 'meantime, Riptey's absence in the pole vault might not be noticed if the rest of the field lives up lo its potential. Included are Poland's Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz, whose record of 18-3 Ripley surpassed in New York last week, Dave Roberts, the outdoor world record holder, and former Olympic champ Jan Johnson. TPC-thc biggest tournament so far this year. "My principal interest is gelling my game to peak for the Masters (April 8-11)," he said. "But, I'm interested in doing well here, loo. After all, this is the first important golf tournament of the year." Winning here is a real challenge since the lop 144 golfers on the lour are entered. This is one of only two "designated" tournaments this year lhp nther will ho (he Wcoicnralrr Classic at Harrison, N.Y., in July) and one of only three that offers a J60.000 first prize. The TPC, which began its four-day run today under a threat of more of the rain that plagued Wednesday's pro-am, is being played at Invorrary, the site the previous four years of the Jackie Gleason Classic. There have been some changes made on the 7,127-yard, par-72 layout to toughen it up for the TPC. But Bob Murphy, last year's winner here, said "the course is not playing that much harder after the changes." The field for the TPC reads like a who's who of golf. Name a top U.S. golfer and he's here -Johnny Miller, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Gene Littler, Arnold Palmer. And, of course, Nicklaus. The PGA hopes the TPC will become a fiflh "major" championship, joining the Masters, the U.S. and British opens, and the PGA as a preslige event. "I feel it can become one of the major tournaments," said Irwin, who- won last Sunday al Los Angeles. "I believe the players prefer this tournament over Ihe resl, bill il needs time lo grow." Vegas could be held too, still get 100 MISSION, Kan. (UPI) - Chalk up a NCAA basketball championship for Nevada-Las Vegas -- the scoring championship that is. The Rebels, with a 164 point effort last week, are currently averaging 111.1 points per game, assuring them of becoming only Ihe third team in history to average more than 100 points for an entire season. The Rebels could be held scoreless in their next three games -- final two regular season games and the opening round of the NCAAS -and slill average 100 points per game. CSf wins TWIN FAIJS - TV College of Southern Idaho clobbered Montana Junior Virsity 118-72 WedntKhy night to notch its Jtth biik«b*U victory of the 1 KMOQ igiinit one lou. ' Firing a torrid B per cent in the fint half, the Golden Eagles shot S3 per cent from the floor for the game, They led 55-33 at the intermission. DICK SNYDER GETS A SHOULDER TO THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD WEDNESDAY ... Thit mas ptlct lot rttounil, but Dttioil'i Hound Porter ja»» change ACC gets into real thing By United Press International The Maryland Terrapins are ready for their "second season" to begin. With North Carolina's victory over N.C. State Tuesday nighl, Ihe Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title chase officially ended. But as everybody in the ACC knows by now, there's still another season lo go--[he post-season league tournament thai will decide at least one NCAA tourney berth. The Terrapins showed Wednesday Ihey're ready to lake advantage of Ihe home court they'll enjoy in Ihis year's ACC tourney by walloping Wake Forest, 105-91. All America guard John Lucas scored 24 points and Steve Sheppard added 23 as Maryland Coach Lefly Driesell substituted freely in experimenling with his lineup as part of the preparation for the tourney. "It was possibly our best game of the year," said Driesell, who also inserted starting forward Lawrence Boston back into the game after the issue was long decided. Boston, who helped Ihe Terps doming ihr boards, wound up with 16 rebounds. "i put Boston back in to give him some confidence and momentum for the lournamenl," said Driesell. Elsewhere, only two other nationally ranked teams were in action. Fourth-rated Rulgers held off scrappy William Mary, 100-90, and No. t Noire Dame downed Dayton, 85-79. Mike Dabney scored 33 points and Phil Sellers added 22 lo spark Rulgers to ils 2-tlh victory wilhoul a loss this year. William and Mary, however, gave the Scarlet Knights a scare by pulling to wilhin 80-76late in Ihe game, after slowing down Ihe Rulgers running game. John Lowenhaupl had 17 points for William and Mary. All America Adrian Danlley poured in 30 points as Notre Dame upped its record to 21-4. The Fighting Irish, tied 44-44 al Ihe half, were never able to pull away as Dayton's Johnny Davis scored a game high 38 points. Dantley's two free throws, which made Ihe score 79-76, clinched (he victory for Notre Dame. Dave Ballon had 18 and Don Williams 17 for Notre Dame. Near playoff spot 1970 LINCOLN CONT. Fu!'.y loaded. Blue. · $ 2150 1966 FORD 1 /: TON 4x4 Red While, W8, likene*. $ 2099 1972 NOVA RULLEY Yellow 3-speed,W8. $ 2195 1968 TORINO GT B-te Wh'te vinyl top. V/8,AT.PS.P3.ne*fuboe.'. $ 795 1965 DODGE WAGON B-o»n.Y/8.AT.PS. $ 395 : 3222 Airport Road (·cross from «if port) JOHN ROBERTSON, OWNER PHONE -NAMPA 4*7-3531' Home - 466-M77 Sonics still ripping By United Press International TheSealtle SuperSonics won Iheir eighth straight National Basketball Association game Wednesday nighl, clobbering the Buffalo Braves, 126-94, with reserve Fred Brown and Tom Burleson providing the punch. "We're out there having a good time and enjoying ourselves," said Brown, who came off the bench to score 31 points. "We're playing good basketball and we're playing good defense. We're working together now." "We have a good time playing," agreed Burleson. who added 29. "Il's a greal atmosphere. If we just keep playing, we'll be all right." Coach Bill Russell praised his club: "It's as nice a bunch of young men as I've ever been associated with in team sports. They pull together and help each other out and they have no pclly jealousies, and Ihis is Ihe result." Buffalo Coach Jack Ramsay, meanwhile, charged that Russell has his men playing an illegal defense. "Seallle plays a zone defense," Ramsay- said. "They've been playing it all season. I don't know how much they've been called for it bul it was just very obvious.: Elsewhere in Ihe NBA, Boston edged Houston, 103-102, Cleveland trimmed Detroit, 108-101, anr 1 . New Orleans downed Washington, 105-104. In ABA action, San Antonio heal the New York Nels, 116-106, Virginia lopped SI. Louis, 10598, and Denver Ihrashed Indiana, 122-110. Celtics 103, Rockets 102: JoJo While scored nine of his 21 points in Ihe fourth quarler to lead a late Boston rally that lopped Houslons. The Celtics trailed 86-75 early in Ihe final period when they reeled off streaks of 14 and seven slraight points lo lake command. Cavaliers 108. Pistons 101: Campy Russell scored nine of 17 points in the first 4:40 of the final period as Cleveland expanded quickly on ils narrow 81-79 lead at the three-quarter mark. Jazz nr, llullets 101: Pete Maravich srnrpd 39 points, reaching the 10,000-pdint mark'in his prolific NBA career, as New Orleans controlled the game until a late Washington surge. A Maravich hook shol with with 2:20 lo go put Ihe Jazz ahead lo stay. Squires 105. Spirits 98: Mike Green's 20 points and 16 rebounds sparked Virginia's win over SI. Louis. Mel Bennett, Mack Calvin and Ticky Burden each scored 16 points to aid Ihe Squires. Spurs 116. Nels 106: James Silas and George Gervin scored 24 points apiece as San Antonio moved to wilhin two games of the Nets in Ihe bailie for second in the ABA. Ex-NcI Billy Paultz added 16 poinls, 22 rebounds and five blocked shots while four other Spurs finished in double figures. Nuggets 122, Pacers 110: Dan Issel scored 35 points and David Thompson added 26, enabling Denver to snap a Iwogame losing streak. Issel also had 16 rebounds and scored 10 of his points in the final period. Billy Knight led Indiana with 33 points. Big Sky's in a tizzy From United Press International DULL is one thing the Big Sky basketball race isn't this year. Confusing, maybe, but not dull. The way things stand right now. with just two league games to go for each club, there could conceivably be a five way tie for first place -- which would mean that one learn would have to be eliminated by the flip of a coin. If leader Northern Arizona loses bolh games this weekend, and Boise State. Idaho State, Montana, Montana State and Weber Stale all splil, that would do it. Thai would leave four league teams with 8-6 records and Montana and Montana Slate both at 7-«. The winner of the game between those schools on March 2 would then join the other four. Only four teams get to take parl in Ihe playoff that decides who gets lo go on the first round of the NCAA playoffs for this region. REPRESENTATIVES of the Major League Baseball owners and players held a brief, jet-age style negotiation session in Philadelphia Wednesday, bul failed to make any progress in Ihe contract dispute lhat threatens the upcoming season. Marvin Miller, executive diiector of the Major League Baseball players association, met for Iliree hours with American League president Lee Macphail, National League president Chub Feeney, and John Gaherin, chief negotiator for the owners. Feeney said no new proposals were discussed al the meeting and both sides v»ould meet again in New York City Friday. BORAH HIGH'i sophomore team finished its season undefeated yesterday, turning back Mountain Home 70-51 lo claim Iht annual sophomore basketball tournament championship in Mountain Home, The Lions has five players in double figures, led by Jim Grigsby with 17 points and Bob Bailey with 15. Meridian took the consolation title from Boise, 57-53, as Sieve Koga poured in 12 poinls. COI.l.EGK OF SOUTHERN' IDAHO, bealen only once all season, claimed the top spot in the final basketball ratings by the National Junior College Alhletie Associalion. CSI. 26-1, led Ihe poll for Ihe entire second half of Ihe season and picked up 10 Sports wire of 21 fu-sl place votes in Ihe final voti.. Lawson Slale of Alabama finished second to the Twin Falls school. MARV 1IARS1IMAN, the University of Washington coach, expressed amazement Wednesday al Ihe Pac-8 council's ruling lhat no action would be taken againsl Oregon Slate for games in which I/onnie Shelton played. The council's decision left the Beavers wilh an 8-3 league record and in a three- way lie for second place with Washington and Oregon. "I think it's absolutely ridiculous and it's beyond my comprehension," said Har- shrnan. "II you do something wrong, I think you have lo pay (he penalty. "I hope the NCAA lakes some action. 1 doubt the (Oregon Slate) will be going any place (lo any post season tournament). THE NEW SAN FRANCISCO Giant baseball team manager will probably be either Alvin Dark or Bill Rigney, once all Ihe financial hassles over the sale of Ihe team get cleared up. Both sit high with Bob Lurie, who along wilh Bob Shorl, is the new owner of the Bay Area team. Both are currently available. "I havea lot of admiration for Dark, as I do for Rig," said Lurie. "Both are sound baseball managers wilh a lot of experience. With our young team an experienced manager -- a man who has been through it a few times -- is a musl." ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS may have caused thai fire lhat killed 68 harness- racing horses, valued al about a half million dollars, Tuesday at Cahokia Downs Race Track barn in Cahokia, III. William N. Buxton, a slate fire marshall, said (rack personnel told him Ihe complex in which Ihe barn is located had electrical problems "for some lime," TEXAS-EL PASO looks like Ihe team lo bcal in the Western Athletic Conference indoor track an^ field meel in Salt Lake City Friday nighl. Nobody could beal the Miners last year and no one in the league looks strong enough lo do any better this time around. Nampa bowling meet resumes NAMPA - The 30lh annual Nampa Men's Bowling Association Championships goes into its final weekend at the Nampa Bowling Center this week. After two weekends of play, Bieker's Streakers is the team handicap leader wilh a 3048 total, and A]sips (J.A.C.L.) Is the scratch frontrunner with 2662. In singles competition, George Hendrickson is the handicap leader wilh 703 pins, while Ray Shurtllff, with £11, is Ihe scratch pacesetter. In doubles, Bob Jacobsen and Ken Hickey top handicap with 127S, and Bill Thompson and Ken Howard top the scratch list with 1189. · In all-events, Dave Allen has a 1918 handicap 'otal, good for first place, and Glen Brock is Ihe scratch leader with 1274. HAPPENING NOW AT SUNSET! SPORT CENTERS MIDWINTER SAVINGS AT MIDSUMMER PRICES ON BRAND NAME SKI EQUIPMENT. ENTIRE STOCK OF SKIS UP TO ENTIRE STOCK OF SKI BOOTS ENTIRE CROSS COUNTRY SKIING INVENTORY REDUCED UP TO «tV /O C hooit Iro-n nmK l«ll it Exciting vilu»s on imous brand mmes such is Flschur, H«*d, Atomic ind Rossi- anol. ENTIRE STOCK SKI GLOVES t MITTENS SOCKS 20% OFF IN NAMPA: 1031 NAMPA- CALDWELL BLVD. IN BOISE: CORNER OF FAIRVIEWI CURTIS SPORT CENTERS

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