Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 26, 1973 · Page 29
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ABA Conquistadors get Lamar in draft T KRED ROTHENBERG Associated Press Sports Writer J .NEW YORK (AP) - The $nerican Basketball Associ- 'a'tion, which postponed its college draft twice in order to se- jfeet afterthe National Basketball Association, is apparently ahead of the older league when if comes to signing some top collegians and drafting underclassmen. ' tJDwight/Lamar, a 6-foot-2 Jji'arpsh^jting guard from Southwestern Louisiana, will 'Sign a long term contract with file ABA's San Diego Conquistadors, his attorney said. i»"Monday we consummated ffi arrangement whereby the #BA entered into a long-term contract with Dwight Lamar," fajd Bob F. Wright. "We have i plans to je in San Diego Sunday to complete (he arrangement." ,; SLamar was the first pick in ; ffie ABA'S regular draft, held . b'y a phone hookup from the league's New York office, but · Wly a third-round Detroit ! choice in Tuesday's NBA draft. .·Lamar went !5lh in the NBA and first in the ABA but the numbers lie. They don't mean that Lamar, the only player in the history of college basketball to have led both the college division and university division in scoring, was more highly regarded by the ABA than its rival league. Instead, the disparity reflects professional basketball's ongoing war for collegiate talent. Wright said that Portland of the NBA was going to draft Lamar second, but removed him from its list. "They were seriously trying," Wright said of the NBA's efforts to land the high-scoring Lamar. "But when we reached an agreement with the ABA, we notified the NBA to take him off their list." The ABA's second choice was Larry h'inch, who led his Memphis State team into the NCAA finals last season. He was selected by the Memphis Tarns, but finished way up the track in the NBA. The gamblers, in this case the Los Angeles Lakers, seemed to have some inside information and only SHORT Charges dismissed iigainst Woodward .vw GREENWOOD VILLAGE, '; t dolo. (AP) -- Charges of mo: testing birds and illegally dis- -jcbarging a firearm against 'i;Siate Wildlife Director Harry Woodward were dismissed Wednesday in Municipal Court here. f Asst: City Ally. C. Willing Browne III told Municipal Court Judge James E. Wallace that his research indicated Woodward was in Durango the day on which he was charged in:connection with a goose hunt within the city limits. Woodward was suspended from his job for 12 days earlier this month in connection with the reported goose hunting incident by Tom Ten Eyck, director of the Department of Natural Resources and Woodward's immediate supervisor. Woodward was to have stood trial on the charges nexl Tuesday. American Association By The Associated Press Eastern Division W. L. Pet. GB. Omaha 6 d 600 -Indianapolis 6 5 545 "j Evanwllle 5 5 .500 1 low Denver Tulsa Wichita OKIo. City Western Division 6 .455 IVi Softball Headquarters JKIillilHilililikJB|^3^5Sl Team Discounts A Complete Line of Equipment for Slow Pitch Softball and Baseball. Adirondock Aluminum Bat Louisville "Hot" Bat Louisville "Mag" Bat Wood Bats for $1.95 Dudley ' CL12LND Ha r wood 100C Your choice same price per dozen DCBeer Baseballs Dudley Worth CAPS Priced from $1.25 New this year 100% stretch nylon double knit pro shaped Mitts Gloves We stock a wide selection priced from 6.95 and up. Wilson, Spalding, Hutch. Shoes Wilson Brooks White or Black priced from $8.50 SHIRTS \ UNIFORMS Shirts only, as low as $1.95 lettered 100% nylon mesh shirt Complete uniforms at team prices jmr Glove Oil -- Hose Sanitary Socks lined or unlined wind breakers iupporters--pitching toes JARGENT IPORT IHOP 1MB llh Av«. ! Northern Colorado's Only "All Sports" Store -- One Stop Shopping . Tribune picked Finch in the fourth round. The ABA, which brought such innovations as the three-point bomb and the beach-ball basketball to the sport, has another dandy: a special two-round draft of undergraduates. San Diego had first selection here too and (abbed UCLA's all-everything, Bill Walton. But Walton, who turned down a reported $2.million to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers as a hardship selection, has insisted that he will remain a student- athlete at UCLA. Hiurg., April 2«. 1*73 GREELEV (Colo.) TRIBUNE tt Poudre gymnasts score 133.16 to beat West Ed Ratleff, Steve Mitchell top Denver draft choices NEW YORK (AP) - Long Beach State's Ed Ratleff and Kansas State center Steve Mitchell headed Denver's list of picks Wednesday as the American Basketball Association held its 1973 draft of college players. Ratleff, 6-foot-6 and 190 pounds, played both guard and forward for Long Beach. The Rockets drafted him in the opening round. "We made up our minds last night that if Ratleff was available we'd take him," said Den- ver Coach Alex Hannum. "I have already been in contact with Ratleff's agent and we are negotiating now." Mitchell, 6-10 and 240 pounds, was chosen by the Rockets in the second round, followed by Kevin Stacom, Providence, Pat McFarland, St. Joseph's, Pa., James Brown, Harvard, Gary Rhoades, Colorado St., Connie Warren, Zavier, Ohio, Jeff Dawson, Illinois, Marvin Barnes, Providence and Dennis DuVall, Syracuse. Hannum also revealed that in a special secret two-round draft last January, Denver picked Mike Bantom of St. Joseph's and Clyde Turner of Minnesota. In a draft of underclassmen last month the Rockets had chosen Doug Collins of Illinois State, but Hannum said the Olympic standout had declined a contract offer "in excess of $1 million." Denver lost the rights to Collins automatically at the start of Wednesday's regular draft. FORT COLLINS -- Poudre, top-rated gymnastics team of the Northern Conference, Wednesday scored one of the best totals in the state, beating Greeley West 133.16 to 93.5 in dual meet competition here. The mark was a new school record for Poudre. For West, it was the best performance of the season. Dave Schott, with a 6.4 in vaulting, Phil McCluskey, with a 4.0 on the sidehorse, and Matt Martinez with a 5.8 mark on the still rings led the Spartans. McCluskey took second in the all-around with a 28.5. Next action for both teams is the Northern Conference meet Saturday in Fort Morgan. Poudre is lieavily favored. Final standings were: Poudre 133.16 Creeley West 93.5 Vaulting - Webster, P, 8.9; Bartlett, P; Riggs, P; Schott, W. Floor Exercise -- Webster, P, 8.4; Riggs, P; Bartlett, P; Atkinson, P. Side horse -- Riggs, P, 5.85; Atkinson, P; Webster, P; McCluskey, W. High bar - Kelley, P, 8.05; Swauger, P; Riggs, P; Webster, P. Parallel bars -- Riggs, P, 7.55; Kelley, P; Webster, P; (lie) Anderson, P, and Martinez, UW. Still rings -- Ketcher, P, 6.3; Martinez, W; Banowetz, P; Webster, P. All-around -- Webster, P, 40.26; McCluskey, W, 28.5. Northern District golf, gymnastics meets set The Central-West-University High intracity track meet will be held under the lights at District Six Field beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. Both boys and girls will compete. X X X X X Former Greeley Central and UNC basketball player, Mike Deutcher, will become head basketball coach at Sterling High School. of the Northern Conference next year. Deutcher, a UNC grad, has been coaching at Roosevelt High School in the Welco Assn. the past two years. X X X X X And Mickey Holmes, assistant football coach at Valley High, will leave at the end of the year. He'll probably enter the real estate business (Gilbaugh Agency) in Greeley. X X X X X The Greeley Recreation Division will offer a series of six one-hour golf lessons for adults beginning Sunday, May 20, at Highland Hills. Fee is $10. Class is open to the first 35 to sign up and pay. Registration is now open. X X X X X Due to a "typo" the score of the track duel between Central and West read 82-84. It should have been 82-54 in favor of Central. X X X X X "Run Down Cancer" will go at District Six Field from 8a.m. until noon on Saturday, with lots of joggers out to raise money for the American Cancer Society. There's still lime to find a runner and contribute to a good cause. Call the Alpine Haus, Home Light Power, or Trans-ameriea Title Insurance for more details. X X X X X Sponsors of golf tournaments are learning that they can't leave women out of the lineup. X X X X X Since Harold (Huzz) Morehead is in charge of the Greeley Quarterback Club's banquets and luncheons, Short Stuff wonders if McDonald's hamburgers will be served at the big kickoff banquet August 30 ... xxxxx Coaches are still needed for the Babe Ruth League summer baseball program. Volunteers should contact the Greeley Recreation Division, 353-6123, extension 291. X X X X X The open gym program at East Memorial, Brentwood, and Madison elementary schools is no longer being held on Saturdays. X X X X X All managers wishing to sponsor men's and women's Softball teams are reminded that fees are due by 5 p.m. Monday. Sites for the Northern District golf and gymnastics meets have been announced by the Colorado High School Activities Assn. (CHSAA). Greeley West and Greeley Central golf teams will enter the District II golf district, set for Monday, May 7, at Collin- dale Golf Course at Fort Collins. West and Central gymnasts will enter the Northern district meet at Poudre High in Fort Collins Saturday, May 5. Schools in the gym meet will include Collins, Poudre, Fort Morgan, Loveland, Boulder, F a i r v i e w , N o r t h g l e n n , Julesburg, plus the Iwo Greeley schools 1 . Golf teams joining West and' Central for the meet at Collindale are Akron, Brush, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan, Longmont, Loveland, Poudre, Sterling and Wray. In gymnastics, three learns, eight individuals and four all- around performers will qualify from each district for the 26th annual state meet scheduled May 11-12 at Arvada High School. Four teams, plus three individual players with Ihe lowest 18-hole totals will qualify for slate from the Northern golf tourney. Mayor among entries in 'Run Down Cancer' ASHE VOLLEYS -- Fifth-seeded Arthur Ashe scored a dramatic 6-4,3-6,6-3 come-f rom- behind victory over Bob Carmichael, who lives in Paris, to move into the quarterfinals of a World Championship of Tennis tournament in Denver. The meet is scheduled to end Sunday with the finals. (AP Wirephoto) Taylor, Ashe win in Classic Greeley Mayor Richard Perchlik will lead runners in the annual "Run Down Cancer" contest Saturday at Greeley Central's athletic field. The contest is designed to provide revenue for the American Cancer Society, as each runner earns a specified amount for every lap he completes. Perchlik, who says he is in "moderate condition," will earn $5 per lap. Perchlik's concern with cancer is a personal one -- as a high school student, he lost his father to the disease. . The mayor will run with a group beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. Interested persons can still solicit sponsors and enter the race. DENVER (AP) -- Roger Taylor had an easy time of it but Arthur Ashe had to come from behind Wednesday as both players advanced into the quarterfinals of the $50,000 United Bank Tennis Classic. Second-seeded Taylor, a left- hander from Sheffield, England, held on to second place in the World Championship of Tennis Group B point standings with his easy 6-4, 6-2 victory over Graham Stilwell, also of England. Ashe, however, was extended to three sets before finally posting a narrow 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Bob Carmichael, an Australian who now lives in Paris. With the victory, Ashe maintained his fourth place standing in Group B. The top four Group B players at the end of the United Bank tourney Sunday will qualify for a spot in the $100,000 WCT finals in Dallas May 9-13. Ken Rosewall is already assured of one place but the other three spots are still up in the air. Other players who still have a shot at a WCT finals position are Marty Riessen and Brian Fairlie and, since both won Wednesday, it's possible that the top four players will not be decided until Saturday or Sunday. Riessen, holding down third place in WCT' Group B stand ings, held off Russian Alex Metrevelli with a narrow 6-3, 36, 6-3 decision and Fairlie of New Zealand slipped past Denmark's Torbin Ulrich 6-3, 4-6, 60. In first round matches Wednesday, Tom Gorman of Seattle downed Butch Buchholz land beat Eric Van Dillon 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 and Mark Cox of Eng- 6-4. Four Bears ranked in GPAC baseball Four UNC baseball players ranked in individual categories in (lie Great Plains Athletic Conference statistics released this week. Three Hears -- Slan Ilum- Jargar, Dennis Lconida and Dick Xiogler -- nre listed among the conference's top 15 litters. Humbargar, a senior, ranked fourth in the league with n .40C average after 11 games. Sophomore second baseman Lconida Is ninth with a .346 mark, with Ziegler, a senior from Greeley West, right behind at .342. In pitching, UNC's Doug May, another former Greeley West Spartan, ranks fourth in the conference with a 1.35 earned run average. In team statistics coach Tom Pctroff's Bears rank fifth in both batting and fielding with .235 nnd .945 averages, respectively. In team pitching UNC Is sixth with a 3.72 era. liviA Bored people build bad cars. That's why we're doing away with the assembly line. For years, the assembly line did a lot of good. It made it easier to manufacture a product, increased production, and made costly products less expensive. But today, the assembly line seems to be doing more harm than good. The quality of products has suffered, because working on an assembly line is monotonous. And boring. And after a while, people begin to not care anymore. Tt«p.»F m, f itwn .«*) s.uh.IviJ.Ts IMII. 11*11 Ir. K.* IN- iwnw un.1 MkkTM .4 So, at Saab, we're replacing the assembly line with assembly teams. Small groups of just three or four people who see a job through from start to finish. It's meant less absenteeism and less turnover, so more experienced people are on the job. People who are more involved. People who care more. Which means you get a car that's built better. We're building our new 2-liter engines this way. And the doors to our Saab 99. And we're planning to use this same system to build other parts of our car as well. So, eventually, the Saab you buy may be built entirely by assembly teams. To give you the best engineered, best built car we can. Saab. It's what a car should be. «nt yixi r«l AOO- » J.«X» in* tiff. In rii I-MW1-6300 BEETHAM AUTO SALES Weld County Saab Dealer 2435 8th Avenue Ph. 353-3437

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