Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 27, 1976 · Page 33
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 33

Nampa, Idaho
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Friday, February 27, 1976
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College of Idaho sports reviewed The Idiho Free Press, Friday, February J7,19W -- C-f (Continued f rwn CM, . 5 TM H °i*ton State. Before that defeat, Coach Yokes' Purple and Gold beal, in order- Lmfield 39-9, Willamelle 2W Uwis and Clark «-». Idaho Mate 46-9, Montana Slate 3S-2S Pacific 4|.|3. whitman «-2o' and Mather (Calif.) Air Force Base H-o. 19M: 7-2, the defeats being to Eastern New Mexico State M-12 and to co-champion Willamette in the final game 7-0. 1955: 6-4, the co-champion Lewis and Clark Pioneers beating C of 134-14 in the second game of the season right after Eastern New Mexico State beat C of 1 by the same score. The other losses vere to Idaho Slate 20-19 and to Whitworth 7-6. In basketball, undoubtedly C of I's most famous learn was the 1954-55 edition, which went 27-2, losing only to Nevada and to Montana State - the latter in the NAIA District playoff. The Coyotes that winter went 15-0in IheNorlhwesl Conference !o the crown, sweeping three games from each D( five foes. Vokcs was the coach, and some of the squad members were: Elgin Baylor and Bill Kundral as forwards; Owens as center: Dick Spiess, Ben Kerfool. George Makini. Max Sanchez and Roger Judd as guards. "The next year C of I won the championship of the league again," recalls Carrow, "with Len 'Go' Yandle as coach. I am not certain, but I suppose the season ended with a playoff loss." The late Brown was the mentor in 1959-60 when the Coyotes won the NAIA District championship and went to the NAIA National 32-leam tourney in Kansas City "where we were blown out." recalls Gordy Gochnour, who is a former C of I football and track star and cinder coach. Members of that 1959-60 team included, remembers Carrow, Steve Van Ocker and Ed Merrill as forwards, Dan Ayers and Dave Ackcrman as centers and Daryl Hill and Gochnour as guards. C of !'s last NAIA national tourney team was the first one coached by Carrow in 1961-62. That team lost in Kansas City in 'the opening round to Southwest Oklahoma Stale, concluding with a 21-10 record after an i)8-8 ; regular season. Parmelee .was .Carrow.'s aide that winter. Team members included Larry Anderson, Al Carlberg, Paul Schaut, Bob Sobotla, Jay Scanlan, Charles Henry, Ayers. Van Ocker, Gerald Beck. Bob Moreno, Mike Thomas and Ted Talbot. · The Coyotes missed out on the i^WC pennant that winter, Lewis and Clark winning the championship. Co! Is cage coaches through the years more or less were the same man as the football coach through the Parberry era. Then Nick Weddle was the pilot of the Purple and Gold two seasons from 1950-52. Yokes for three years from 1952-55, Yandle the one year of 1955-56, Brown five seasons from 1956-61, Carrow 14 years from 1961-75 and now Murray Saderfield. Ken Swartr was interim coach one year in 1971-72 when Carrow was on an educational sabbaltical leave. C of I's foremost superstars were Elgin Baylor for one year and R.C. Owens for four years. They played together in the great 1*54-55 season before Baylor went on to more fame with Seattle University and eventually the Los Angeles Lakers in pro ball and before Owens was graduated from C of i in IJ56. "They were a great pair together," says Carrow. "They were fine rebounders, with great speed and timing, Owens had been Ihe conference scoring leader two years, but [here was no jealousy or envy. Soon he was feeding Elgin, sc thai he could break R.C.'s record. Baylor also set the one-game record of 52 points for the college against Whitman." Carrow believes that Taft Jackson, who played at C of I three seasons from 1963-66. holds the school season and career scoring records of 31.0 and 25.0 points per game, respectively. "We're not positive about this, because records are sketchy from Ihe earlier teams," said Carrow. "but we believe Jackson is the school's all-time scoring champion." Van Ocker, who led the 1961-62 Purple and Gold to its last NAIA national tourney berth by w i n n i n g the NWC scoring championship, today is coach at Borah High School. Charley Henry, also a 1961-62 Coyote eager, now is coach of Capital High School. The Coyotes surged again in the 1970-71 season with a 14-11 record under Carrow, featuring players Bob Hall, Randy Findley. Rick Johnson, Pat Cammann among others. Two years later Naanian Foster was the big Coyote gun, winning the conference scoring championship and being a strong rebounder as C of 1 missed out by one game of sharing the title. In fact, that wild 1972-73 race saw Lewis and C l a r k , Linfield and Pacific Lutheran all share the crown at 8-6, C of 1 and Willamette finish in the middle al 7-7 and the bottom three teams of Pacific, Whitman and Whitworth come in at 6-8. Baseball and track records al C of I are virtually incomplete, but Bernie Hamilton picked up the nickname on the cinders of "Breeze" for being an,.ace sprinter inHhc'early- 1970s He~ established the school record in Ihe 100-yard dash of 9.6 while winning the NWC championship. Coach of [he team at [hat lime was Gochnour. On the diamond, the Coyotes fielded twostellar clubs back-to- back in 1970 and 1971 with respective records of 17-9 and 1810. The first missed out on the conference championship by one game behind Pacific. Coach of those teams was Parmelee, who preceded Carrow as athletic director. Some of the lop players were Ray Jones, now in C of I's administrative office, Bill "Dr. Strangcglove" D u n h a m , Joe "Jo Jo" Patterson, Johnson and Cammann. C of I has enjoyed a rich tradilion in these (our men's seasonal sports, and the outlook is for the college to continue its growth in its athletic program as it seeks to remain highly competitive. Naaman Foster was a standout eager for College of Idaho in his two seasons here, leading the Northwest Conference in the 1972-73 season in both scoring and rebounding as the Coyotes missed by one game of sharing the championship. SUPER SAVINGS EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK! · DISCOUNT PRICES · FREE STORE FRONT PARKING FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS SERVICE, ALWAYS! Plus SH GREEN STAMPS NELSON TAYLOR Manager-Pharmacist NAMPA'S MOST COMPLETE CAMERA, FILM AND ACCESSORIES CENTER LET : =,j^|^|--.i i 9* AUFTI : l^l^l^lV : Mi TAYLOR" ~ * OUR OTHER REGISTERED PHARMACISTS ITOMDEPPE ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR CAMERA NEEDS! 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