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The Idaliii Free 1'ress. Saliuday. Ktbruaiy 13. l'J75-lii pno'o by John Killen Dave Crespin, Nampa High's transfer from Colorado, takes on unbeaten Ryan Rasmussen of Borah tonight at 105 pounds for the Stare wrestling championship in his classification. The 'Dogs were in fith place with 26 points after Friday's second round at Twin Falls. Four Nampa wrestlers were alive in consolation rounds at the College of Southern Idaho Gym. Finals are at 7 p.m. tonight. Borah staves ofi the 'Dogs 75-66 BOISE--[f it's any consolation, losing 75-6C lo Borah Friday night may put Nampa out of Capital's bracket when District'? Russian R o u l e t t e begins i-..'\i Thursday. As ins. Nampa is in a tie with Mountain Home for fifth place with a 4-8 record in Region II play. Whoever wins (or loses in Ihis situation' the coin flip for fifth place is sluck with Capital, provided they and Capital liotli win their first round games. And since Capital is now 20 0 following their Friday Irouncing of Caldwell il is likely Nampa would have seen them sooner than they wished to. Now Nampa al least has a fifty-fifty chance of escaping (he Eagles for a few rounds. By \ v i n n i n g . Borah pul themselves at Ihe mercy of a coin toss also. They lipped their record to 7-5, which puts tl.em in a tic for second with Meridian who lost lhi!ir game with Boise Friday nighl. The Bulldogs hung with Borah for the first three quarters in the final regular season game al the Lions' Den. Gary Simon, who led the charts for the night with i! points and 11 rebounds, gave Nampa the first bucket nf li'.o nighl. Afler thnl Ihe g.iine turned into a conies! betueni Namp.i \s inside play anil lioiah's lint shooting uutside. with (he ou! side shooling winning out. . Finally toward Ihe end of the first quarter .N'ampa. led by Brent Clark, stnrloil hiltitij; from more than ten feel and caught up with the Lions again. The second quarter went like the first. Borah hit outside while Nampa couldn't bit much of anylhing. Bui once again Nampa came back. Down 33-26, Simon got a lip-in and Andy Vasquoz hocked Borah's in-bounds pass and laved il in for two more points. Randy Mansell countered with two free Ihrotvs for Horah. but Simon came back with Iwo of his own followed by Brian Slanlon's f.'incy (irive lo bring Hie Bulldogs within one point at Ihe h a l f . The third quarter featured sloppy piny on the part of both teams It was in this period that Nampn's coldness ill the line began In hurt them Both temns hit 24 shots from the field, bul Nampa went lfl-2ii from the line compared to Borah's 27-15. Gary I.auson. assistant coach !nr Nunipa, remarked. "Oi'.o ihiiig ttui really hurl us was S:mnn o:\ly hilling 4-10 nf his Iree throws. Th;iTs Ihe juion^' lie's shot nil year." Worst w a s lhal many of situation. Simon himself caused one of Borah's men lo foul out and put another on (he brink of four fouls In the fourth quarter Nampa continued to play il shaky while Ihe Ijons were lightening their game up. Wilh 4:24 left in the game Borah bad established a 10 poinl lead which Ihe Bulldogs were unable to overcome. The Bulldogs rallied slightly when they pulled with in six points with 1:20 left, but Mark McKibbci! hit Iwo free throws to give Borah a solid 73-G5 lead. Bill Mooney led Borah with 18 points, followed closely by McKibbon w i t h 17 and Ty Connor wild 15. Clark scored 16 for the Bulldogs and Vasquez added 13. d.irk Slanlun Stl-aler foists 30PAH R E B O U N D I N G - B Rebound li-afltr - Sir Boise sweeps past Warriors by 73-67 BOrSE-(.'iiilispu!ed secn:i(i place in the Dislnci A Tournament seeding^ was (be pri?i and Meridian w e n t ri^hl after il Friday night. But after rolling up a good halflime lead, the Warriors walched Ihe Braves hit of their first nine shols in the third period to forge a 4ms tic and finally win, 73-67. After that, there was no stopping the red and white, even wilh Meridian, the surprise of Ihe Soulhern Idaho Conference West Division I h i s season, playing one of its best games of the year. Boise clinched second place in the SIC west wilh an 8-8 record and Meridian lost the shol at second in the Kcgion II mi- disputed!}-. They'll settle shc-ir tic v,ith Borah, a uinncr uvcr Nampa Friday night, by cml flip before the slarl of District next Thursday ;i| gyms in Bnisc. Two free throws by Mike W h j l e gave Boise their first lead of the game a g a i n s t Ihe Warriors, al 52-50. «ilh 7:U remaining Then Jeff Swanson got hot at:tl offset Meridian's hot man d n w n Ihe strclch. Noil Smart. Tl.i 1 senior hail I I «f In?. Ifi points in the fourth quarter and lie was one of four Warriors in double figures. ftob Rl.iine's hnwil/crs- from outside p r o d u c e d 'Ki p o i n t s , Dcr.nis iiiiMiuisscn h.i'l ii; like Stuart, ami Duke Jackson added I I . Boise shot 61 per cent in Ihe decisive second half and out- ho;irtlcd Meridian Xl-M. Rasmumn Jacksoi S'jarl Johnston T o t a l s BOISE Vrhylt Kli,np(, r.'31l Coense Kuvpfr Cornwell Chase ToMIS Crespin in final, 'Dogs filth TWIN KALU5 (Special) - Kollie Lane, not given to superlatives, was raving about Dave Crespin Friday night. ' In what has become a sort of Ouster's Last Sland for the cream of District 3 wrestlers, Crespin has turned a bit of the State championships here into a hometown affair. The little guy from Colorado breezed to his third straight victory at 105 pounds Friday and he'll wrestle undefeated Kyan Rasmussen of Borah tonight shortlyafterV p.m. for theSlate crown. "Geez, is he looking good," said Lane from the team's motel in Twin Falls. "There's a lot of talent here and that's something to make the final. He'd had five matches when he was getting ready for District and that wasn't really enough. The more you wreslle, the wiser you get every lime out there." While Crespin goes after the marbles, four other Nampp men were alive in consolation today and all needed one more victory in the 1p.m. session to gain the consolation finals at 3 p.m. Eddie White is alive at 105, Curt Bradburn, a narrow loser in the championship semifinals Friday, has a shot at 98, Scott DeChambeau is alive at 138 and Curt Hcnsley, after two straight pins in wrestle-back action, is still kicking at 185. The team title? Out the window and addressed to the Jerome Tigers, figures Lane. "The crowds have been big here, one side of the gym's all filled up and a lot of them are rooting for Jerome," said the Nampa coach. "Everylimc a Jerome wrestler comes out on the mats he's fired up." Most coaches figure the Tigers are a cinch to beat Pocatello for the (earn title and they had a pretty fair cusion after Friday with 681 a points. The Indians defending state champs, had 57'j, Shelly 38, Snake River 34. and Nampa layback i n f i f t h w i t h 2 G . Other District :i teams, notably Caldwell and Vallivue, found Stale a pretty tough proposition The Cougars,-with Cecil Vassar in tonight's finals at 126 and Reed liuhler in consolation at 112. were lllh with \T-j points and the Kales were I4lh place with H points. N'ampa wasn't tearing anybody up collectively, but Crespin did a good job on the 10.1 bracket. He pinned Kim Pascoe of Shelley early Friday, then decisioiied Kusly Wcltard of Pocatollo. 8-2. It was Wellard who knocked off Kddie White. 7-6 in Thursday's opening round while Crespin unseeded lop seed Jed Jones of Skyline. "·:!. While gol a shol at Jones himself in a loser-out malch and he heat the Skyline wrestler in an upsel. "Eddie's looking good," said Lane. "He really took il to this Jones kid ami I wouldn't be surprised to see him in Ihird place. Eddie's big match today .\as against tbird-seeded Mike Brown nf 1 .ewiston bul that's nothing compared lo Ihe chore Curl Bradburn has for himself al'J8. Afler healing Roger Miller of Highland (i-5 lo make the semifinals, Bradburn wrestled a poor match and fell to Jerome's dreg Callen, 7-3. II means he had to knock off top-seeded Dan Kaeslncr of Coeur d'Alene today lo secure a chance at third place. Scott DcChamheau handled Tom Hart of Jerome with a pin at 138 to move into (he semi-finals against top-seeded Mike Manning of Hocalello. ll was a light malch, bin llmming did all the righl things for a 7-0 victory. "Banning was third in Slate last year, lie's a good one." said Lane. "Scott's still doing a heck of a job in Ihis tournament." It'll lie old home week in (he 138-pound survival mulch. DeChambeau is matched against V'allivuc's Clay Ward, Ihc man who beat him in the top malch of lusl week's District 't'oiiniurnenl. Ward was second- seeded in the class bul Steve Ncilson of Shelley upset him in llm semis. At 185 Nampa's Curl Hensley came back from a loss lo Neal Kussell of Shelley 16-21 and roared aver Steve Turner of Cocur d'Alene and Mike RankiMB South Fremont by pin. He's drawn Skyline's RanW Graves today in (he do-or-die bout. ** "Curl's very capable." says Lane, "He's been up- and-down foriis Ihis year and righl now he's up." Hensley and Hod Shorl the only two seniors out of the 11 who made (he trip to Twin Falls. ·· While Lane looks for Ihe lowerclassmen lo produce now. Kay Schnabel is wondering whal happened' to his seniors on the Vallivue team. ' Falcons Jack-Bish 1155', Larry Dunn U85I 2nd Neils Tidwell (Heavyweight! were all eliminated Friday. ' ; Bish was (op-seeded in his weight and Tidwel) was second. 'I "I was disappointed." admitted Schnabel late Friday. "The kids did a tremendous job at District and maybe il was asking loo much lo pull off two great tourneys in a row. I (hough! we'4 gel maybe three guys in Ihe finals. With Bish, who I thought had a good chance. I thought we might even gel four." Five of the Falcons won first wrestle-back matches but everybody's gone now bul Rudy Cedillo al 119 and Ward at 138. Cedillocame back from a first-round pin in his first malch Thursday lo beat two wrestlers and earn a shol al Lynn Pelterson of Itigby in the battle for a third-place chance. ' Tidwell was pinned by David Scott of Snake River in Ihe quarterfinals and after he came back to whip Post Falls' highly-regarded Doc Symon, he w'as knocked off again, this time by Rex Portman of Bonneville. Neils had beaten both men in the Minico Invitational early in the season. District 3 chances for titles go with Crespin (12-11 against Rasmussen 128-01 at 105 and Capital's Tim Kane 23-2 against Caldwell's Vassar (33-31 at 12G. W-P blasts HHC hopes PORTLAND-Ray Burwick was still trying to figure out whether Warner Pacific used artillery sighting or computers Friday night. Whatever they had going for them, the Knights couldn't miss for the first (hree- fourth of the game as they ran the Crusaders out of the gym, 102-67. "They must have shot 65 per cent in the First half," said a still amazed Burwick from Portland. "And Iheir top three scorers were hilling as high as 70 per cent. And (hey were long shots too, most of them. Not just inside stuff." Warner's shooting cooled somewhat in the final minutes, but only because they started emptying the bench. Despite (he loss, the Crusaders still have a shot at the playoffs. \Vbile Burwick's team dropped to 11-15 on the season, they are still 3-1 against other independent in the NAIA District II. Wins against both George Fox tonight and Western Baplisl Monday would mathematically give (he ,N'NC club an inside track for the independent berth. Coupled with the Warner- Pacific scoring, a chilly night for the Crusaders didn't help out much. Outside of Joe Martinez, who was nine-for-11 from the field, NNC had more than a little trouble finding the range. Rommie .Lewis managed only four-of-13 while Ken Wesche hit just six-of-15. For Warner, it was Ray Hartford and Don Jared, the Iwo men that were responsible for the Knights near-miss in overtime when Warner visited Nampa two weeks back. Both men had 22 points, Hartford hitting 11-of-lG from the floor whioe Jarcd was lO-of-17 and two for-two at the line. Kick Akcrs added a nine-of-11 performance and end the night with 19 A foul margin of 11 to 23, 'favoring Warner, figured some, "Bul that's not really what did il." said Burwick. "those guys were just really hilling." Warner jumped out to an early lead, bul the Crusaders managed to keep things fairly (igh(, slaying wilhin six points through most »f (he early going. "Bul shooting like that just kind of wears you down psychologically," said Burwick, and by half lime. NNC had fallen back, 51-35. It was more of Ihe same in the second half as Jared. Hartford. Akers and company kept up their act until given the rest of the night off with about five minutes to go. The shooting cooled with the entrance of the second-learners, but the margin was alreadv too great. NNC did manage to oulrebound the shorter W-P team 48-42. "Thai was about the only good thing that came out of the evening," said Burwick. George Fox's loss might possibly be NNC's gain tonight. Fox 1st two of (heir top players, Phaynes Reeda and Terry Bemore, to disiplinary actions, and neither is expected to be in uniform. "They're still lough, though," says Burwick. They've got seven or eight guys lhal are just real good ball players. "And it's homecoming there, loo, jiis'l lik'e'iVwas last night at Warner. Thai'place 1 will · be Eagles roust Caldwell 83-47 By Bob Hooker N-T Sports Editor BOISE -- In the wake of Capital's 83-47 conquest of Caldwell High's basketball team Friday night, it's all over but the shouting with the vaunted Eagles of Coach Charles Henry having completed a perfect 20-0 regular season. However, some plaudits must go to CHS Coach Ken Munns and his outmanned Cougars, who never quit in the face of adversity and who were within reasonable p u r s u i t through three quarters, lagging only by 11-10, 30-24 and 48-34 al each eight-minute break. And Caldwell performed its hard brand of ball without the team's leading scorers, wingmen Mine Munns and Scoll l.arsen, both ailing with the flu. During the game, another starter, Tom Carper, developed stomach problems and had to depart in the Ihird quarter. Still, the Cougars played their hearts and guts out, shooling a solid 45.9 per cent on 22-48 belie the. fact that Ihe team went 3-17 in the regular season to (he Southern Idaho Conference cellar at 1-15 and to (he Valley seedings basement al 2-10. Needless lo say, Capital is one whale of a ball club, and the Black and Gold can put you away lock, stock and barrel in rapid order when a team can't malch them over a two-or three- minute stretch. That happened to the Blue Bombers Friday nighl, but it's also happened to Borah and Boise in the last week by counts of 88-44 and 81-15, respectively. All Ihis leaves Capital the SIC champion at 16-0and the Region 2 (Valley) titlcholdcr at 12-0, bul Capital is only on equal footing with every other Class A-l team 123 in all i in the stale as Tourney Trail lime comes up nexl week. Along with several other Cougars, Jay B r i n k e r h o f f played his best game of the season with 7-for-9 shooling and 14 points in loading Ihe way bul being (ho only Caldwellile in double digits. Ed "Sunflower" Wilson and Brent Simmons each garnered seven rebounds as CHS lost Ihe boards to the lowering and soaring Eagles 4124. (.'apilai, in shooting 29-63 for 46 per cent in a game which Henry described as "good--we got the job done withagreat second half (a 35-13 blast Ihe final tome), placed four men in double figures with 6-7 center Scoll McKenna--the Eagles' bread- and-butter man wilh 19 and guard Darrell Oakes with 13. plus reserves Stan firant and Bill Hessing coming up with 13 and 12, respectively. All this was way too much for the ailing and smaller Blue Bombers lo overcome, but Caldwell never once gave up Ihe fight. Mike Shannahan played his best ball of the season with 37 shooting, and Brad Carrow twice barrelled the length of the court on a drive, once taking a man a good eight inches taller completely out on a fake. Munns hailed his players, saying: "Whal else can you ask for in a team wilh dedication and desire-these kids came lo play lonight. They felt badly about how we got taken out of the Boise game and lhal we didn't play up lo par at N'ampa (losses in the last week). "You have lo hand il lo Capital, loo--they havea chance lo become an unbeaten stale C A L D W E L L - 4 7 FG I champion, something thai. p.m. al Capital in (be lourney hasn'toccurrod in many years. I ctehute. don't know if we're strong enough lo win any (Region 2! tourney games the next two TM" enr weeks, but I think we can play BnninI.»H fairly equally wilh all Ihe teams Bl TM d except Capital. They might be sluTMj"jn out of the range of everyone." Enum After its surge lo a 30-21 lead J"" cv , by h a l f t i m e . the Eagles "^ gradually hiked ihcir margin into something more concrete. 1 I II CAPITAL «] 0 entirely comfortable for Henry, OJKS who is a Caldwell High grad anil " t °TM" a College of Idaho alumnus, and c'Siir" his Ragles until the pull-away Vir f fourth quarter. Ta'iit Next Thursday CHS will play £'"«" either Borah or Meridian at V sojhi:"'jp,iji».» Parma places 2 in B finals Scores COLLEGE rdjrw SUle Ii Monuna sine 77 Mcnlan* II Boise Sidle Ii College OF Idiho u Linlield 10 HIGH SCHOOL Boiie 73 Meridian i7 Borah II Njmpi ii Capi^jl I) Caldwell 47 Movjr.Uin Hcmt 4? Gleniu Ferrv 5) Buhap Kelly n vjlhvue il Paytlle 4S Mitfdlelon i? Parma 7] Fruilljnd 17 Cambridge 10 Salmon River S3 Meadawi Valley Ii Council 31 Varying 74 Frifndt Academy 43 Munlinglon 7$ tU'fll River SI Midvale 67 CaicjM 5t New Plymouth il Hemedale il WHba s Adrian II fjolvi i; HAntpt Chriilian 44 Wilder 7) Rimroct i3 Ontario 11 Hrrmivlon 71 (overtime) Idaho Fiilt st Highland ss [double oveilimet Rigby »3 Snellly 13 Aberdeen 41 Malad » Grace i4 rVlacKay u Maun valley 70 S«fa Spring} S) Snake River 41 American Falls 13 Jackson SI Star Vallev iC Pdcaltllo 71 Twin Fall! SI North Fremont i7 Ririi St Clark dimly it Burlcy IS' Bonneville il Firth II Ctiaiht !1 Kuna i7 Wetter ts 8uhl 74 VYOM) River S3 Gooding 70 Wendtll » Murlaugh S7 Hi men ll RicWien » Cimit CtiailY n Carvy il Gotdin? Slale 17 Ttlon 44 Svg*r Salem il ShavnoiM s; valley 4t LXdo 71 Rail JNv«r it (overlime) Prairie S7 Clearwater Valley !l Deary M Troy 41 Orafino il Gtnttet S4 Le«lit»n 41 Ortngevllle 41 Kamlah it Lapviil IS Kendrick St Pollakh 40 TWIN FAUS-The Parma Panthers placed Iwo wrestlers in the finals of (he Class 'B' State Tournamenl Friday, w i t h another P a n t h e r slaled for action in the consolation round. No other area school was able lo place wrestlers in Saturday's consonlation or championship bracket. Matt Bake at 12fi pounds and Rod N'ielsen at 185 pounds will wrestle for titles a l Iheir respective weight classes for Coach Jess Eddy's defending slate champions. Jay Nichols at 98 pounds is in (he consolation semi-finals, but Colin Takalori was eliminated at 112 pounds. "I havcn'l seen Ihe learn scores, bul Salmon looks strong going into the final round," Eddy commented. "Teton, who wjs leading Thursday, really got chopped with only one wrestler left." SIGN CONTRACTS CHICAGO (UPI) - Three Chicago While Sox players, Carlos May, Bill Sharp and Pete Varncy, have signed 1975 contracts, leaving only 10 of the 34 players unsigned. May had 58 runs baited in and a .249 batting average and Sharp a'.253 average with 1A RB!s with Ihe Sox in 1974. Varncy, a rookie catcher, hit .274 including 16 home runs and had 72 RBIs for Ihe Iowa Oaks farm team. How does Eddy e v a l u a t e Parma's chances? "It's a little hard lo say, bul if we do well in Ihe finals we could finish in me lop Ihrce. The kids have been looking good." Meridian 8th winner MERIDlAN-What was close al half turned into a roaring mismatch Thursday nighl when Meridian's eighlh grade basketball learn made an incredible 10 shots in a row lo blow off Boise's Fairmont 65-36 in the championship game of (he Meridian Junior High Tournament. When Meridian made ils run of buckets, (he score was a lame 30-24. A couple minutes later it was 47-30 as (he eighth graders roared away behind Jerry Holloway and 6-1 cenler Jeff Jester. In Ihe consolalion championship game, Boise North got by Nampa South, 37-29. CONSOLATION Sone North , I7 ,, ,, NamoaSauth D j j ?1 M MT £ PS « " EI »-"I". 0,1.10 »,rhll, Nahpa S«utt,, DMrkun with 17 CHAMPIONSHIP Wcrldiai. ll ,, ,, ,, FJ.rtnonl 1] ,4 ,, ,, TOP SCORER! - MWWM, ,,,,,, Holloway ]]. packed with a lol of screaming fans. "Bul we're going lo do our best, We'll expend all our energies to gel thai win." W A R N E R - P A C I F I C 1C1 Biinbrldge Bronrnov Shaw Freeman Harlford l Jared I A V e r * Gueveri Krieger T O T A L S NNC67 Weche Hilh Lewi* Ward MarlinRi Wilson Jenkini CasHe Bruner Lee Bartw a ·TOTALS » G FT 4 00 0 0 t, j 1 11 5 j 4 W-iriisr 51 " KC -, ' ]i . 21 o 1 1 0 : : .-\ f .- t .; i i* it'll Jl\ It i s -· J " 1 0 2 TP ^ U · j 1 ; 4 .M 4 . * ,1* II » 47 -- 163 -.! - 47 Kuna'si lead j ' » holds 1 ;, KUNA-Kuna blew a 23 point £ halftone lead, but hung on to S edge Weiser Friday night, 67-65; J' in SRV action al Ihe Kave. 3 Brad Thornton's two free ·:': throws with 11 seconds left £ clinched the victory for Ihe 3 Kavemen who had rolled to a 40- :j: : 17 halftime advantage. ; 5 Bul extremely poor shooting ·? in the second half, 18 per cent to * be exact, on 7 of 39, nearIy'' : '-'' ;: ' spelled disaster for the Kavemen who mustered only 30:. per cent for the entire evening;! on 25-86. Weiser was 25 of 63 for** W per cent. « Coach Ron Hill thought his team did a good job in the first half, "bul we couldn't put the' ball in the basket in the second "·'·' h a l f " "We stopped moving, ami -' we have to move in order to do' ' well," he added. '··'·'"· Senior forward Rogef "'' Nebeker led Kuna with 24 points . 16 of them coming in the first'"' quarter, Ken Durrani added \i : '''' while Thornton chipped in with' : 10. Jeff Hironaka was th£' " Wolverines top point-getter with' : ' !' With the win the Kavemen 1 , improved their record to 7-4 in' ·'"' SRV and 12-7 overall, Weiser"'"·'· remained in the cellar as their''"' record slipped lo 0-11 and 2-J7 1 ' '" Kuna tangles with Middlelotr,'"' lonighl, hoping to avenge art ' earlier loss to Ihe Vikings '' Weiier Kuna WEISER - Ktrn. 17 II U tt H 17 7. Serva Lai-bather Dltlctrion I, . NHWker 7, Thornton I '. Hlrxuk» II,1 '" 1 ' ^nertM I, J. .OurrM! II, lw» ' , . Johnion 1, Metktr . JV - K u n i ii, wtiitr 71, ol. TIECHERT SIGNS : '"''*' : CHICAGO (UPD - Herm«n'l;7'' Teichert, a German born soccer ' player who once scored 10 goalr m one game al the age of 19, h*i »· signed as assislant coach of the'"" new Chicago Stings in the North-'i American Soccer League '-'' · Teichen will be the topside to"'-" Coach Bill Foulkes, formerTM Manchester, England, United^? star. Teichert ha, beenV * Chicago resident since 19S9 an* *J slillis an active P Uy«r with Scbl 4 w»ben« 41. -,

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