Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 16, 1976 · Page 22
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auio.) 'i'ltibt/fte TUCT., M«rch H, mi CHSAA may move tourney v, 1 M , TM L ,' ", , S Prel S ?° rtS TM mm ' ss "»"-' r we were first led to believe they would be in line," he said. , Ihe Colora* LhTl^" R T!f ,7T '° """' "^ Sam "' Keiner ' director ° f "» °^» C °"TM"" Com- »f the Colo, ado High School Basketball Tournament out p , ex , ^ nkA lhal ,,,,,, was femaxA mly ,, slig|u , y higher rental than the CHSAA had been paying for the Coliseum. "He was told thai Ihe cost of using Ihe McNichols Sports Arena would be a hell of a lot more," Finer said. He said the association was told that when it reserved the site. Ball said using McNichols for all the Class AAA and some AA and A games, plus the AAA, AA and A title contests, would cost the association al least $25,000 more for tliis year's tournament than was paid for the 1975 meet. "We know that some special deals have been made to private enterprise," Ball said. "Esenlially, the schools are getting stuck, and I don't Ihink that is right." Even holding all three championship games at (he same site for the first time might nol have been a good idea. of Denver In escape exorbitant costs. Hay Ball of Ihe Colorado High School Activities Association said it has been suggested lhal lower-classificalion games be moved to Kort Collins or somewhere else outside Hie capital. "We would like lo keep the tournament in Denver if possible, but Ihis is like taking your car in for an oil change and gelling a bill for $100." Ball said. lie was talking about the rental fee charged for Die use nt Denver's nnv Mi-Nichols Sporls Arena during last week's tournament. The association had to pay $3,000 for every session in Ihe arena, compared with last year's costs of SMI at l ho Denver Coliseum and $400 at the downtown Auditorium Arena. "We wore assured that the cost would be pretty much in line, but somewhat higher," Ball said. lie saiii the CHSAA reserved MnNichols before it was cnmplcted. "Kenlul costs liad not been determined, but Ball said. Merino won the Class A championship Saturday night. Holy Family the Class AA and Manual the Class AAA. Last year, 17,307 fans watched the championship games at Auditorium Arena and the Coliseum. Saturday night, the paid attendance at McNichols was 15,949. All-America candidate Strain solid leader for UNC squad By UNC NEWS SERVICE hard lo believe, he's improved 'season playoff spol when Ihe their throwing and handling of By the time his freshman tremendously." Bears open their season nexl pitchers, according lo Pelroff. year was over, people had to "Defensively, he and Simp- week. Hitting, meanwhile, remains acknowledge that Tom Petroff son are potentially one of the UNC heads for Arizona Ihe biggest question mark on was right about Joe Strain. best double play combinations Tuesday to face Grand Canyon the team. As a first-year shortstop for in the country," Petroff says. College and Northern Arizona. While Pelroff expects the Universily of Northern "Strain is also a smart Afler Iwo games each against baserunning speed to be Colorado baseball team, Strain _ those schools, the Bears Iravel perhaps Ihe besl he's seen in batted an impressive .301 and ' Michigan Tech beats rival Michigan for NCAA berth fielded. 964. So much for tire old wive's tale about freshmen not being able lo play major college ball. To prove he wasn'l just a "flash in the pan," Slrain came back in 1974 lo hit .338 and establish himself as one of the most solid defensive players in the country. He combined with teammate, second baseman Jeff Simpson, then a freshman, for six double plays in two games against touted Arizona to help the Bears Joe Strain North to visit Nevada-Las five years at UNC, he noire that Vegas before returning to Ihe team as a whole has the Greeley. potential lo hit well but lacks Overall, Pelroff rates his the game experience to be club's chances for another predictably consistent, playoff spot as a lossup con- Freshman Terry Hensley from sidering the number of new Denver Wesl High School players on hand in comparison typifies that notion. Hensley, to the veterans back for another who will probably open Ihe try. season as the Bears' designated Besides (he Strain-Simpson hitter, has, in Pel raff's words, combination, which teamed for "Ihe makings of a fine hitter." 37 double plays last year, But he, like many of the Petroff returns five pitchers newcomers, lacks game ex- from last year's rotation. periencc. Keilh Bailey and Rick All in all. Pelroff believes his Thoren, who led the Bears lo learn could turn into a good one Ihe College World Series as before Ihe season is out, but he freshmen, join John Gabbert, poinls out that UNC's op- : HOUGHTON, Mich. (UPD -- Slu Younger fired in a goal at 12:37 of the third period lloiidij night tu ICIM. u lie :and give Michigan Tech a 6-5 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Michigan ·~nd a berth in the NCAA ockcy playoffs. The Huskies won the opening me against the Wolverines 4- in the first game of the :ond round Saturday night, 'ing them an 11-9 overall in .- series. Michigan Tech will ay cither Brown or Boston in ;e NCAA playoffs in Denver .larch 25-27. Boston and Brown were selected earlier Monday as the Eastern representatives for the 137G national collegiate itu hockey championships by the NCAA hockey commitlee. Michigan Tech is Ihe defending champion while Boston won back-lo-back lilies in 1971 and 1972. A decision was expected today on whether a second Western representative, in addi- lion to Michigan Tech, would be selected, in thai event, Minnesota would be the other Sunday and a 2-2 tie Saturday. In Monday night's game, Michigan Tech jumped off to a i-l first period lead on goals by Mike Zukc, Scotl Jessee, George Lyle and Jim Murray. score by Kris Manery. Younger sealed the game for the Huskies by firing in his goal at 12:37. Michigan Tech nelminder Bruce Horsch had 40 saves for third consecutive season. "He's All-American caliber: no doubt about it," Petroff says. the nucleus of the mound crew. District 7 playoffs greatly Steve Nale, a lefthander, and improved also. Mike Casey also saw action for Basically, then, the outcome the Bears last season. of Ihe season must depend on New faces will be on hand at how well and hw quickly (he third and first for the Bears, newcomers develop. If it Ihere - and, even W s drive for a sixth straight of UK season in Ihe second period on a shorlhanded play, but Dan Iloene and Dave DeBol of Michigan answered wilh goals lo close Tech's lead al Ihe end of the period to 5-3. The Wolverines lied (he game WCHA candidalc by virtue of al ft-5 in Ihe third period on its 7-6 win over Michigan Stale Lindskog's second goal and a the schedule IIAS1CIIAI.1. University of Northern Colorado Tui'Mluy I'NC a! Gr.-.rd Car.ycr. College, 10 a.m.: UNC at Northern Arizona. I p.m., Phoenix. Ari?.. VVeihictlav UNC at Grand Canyon College. 10 a.m.: UNC at Northern Arizona, 1 .p.m.. Phoenix, Ariz. Sunday UNC al Univesily of Las Vegas, Idn.m.. Las Vegas, Nev. Northern Conference Wednesday Niwol at Jefferson High School, 1 p.m., Jefferson Cily. Saturday Greeley West at Aurora Central (21, I! a.m., Aurora.. Englcwood at Greeley Central (2), 10:30 a.m., Bulch Butler Municipal Field. Denver East al Niwol (2), 10:30 a.m., Niwol. Longmonl al Norlhglenn (2), 10:30 a.m., Norlhglenn. Sterling at University High (21, 10:30 a.m., Doubenmlcr Field. Wclco Assn. Saturday Eaton al Holy Family (2), 10:30 a.m., Denver. Highland al Forl Morgan (2). 10:30 a.m., Fort Morgan. Valley al Denver Lutheran (21, 10:30 a.m!, Denver. green lighl when Ihey see it. Jusl ask Spurs' Coach Bob Bass. Belter yet, ask Coach Hubie Brown of Ihe Kenlucky Colonels. baserunner and a leader on the earn a spot in the College World field." Series. Afler Ihe year was over. The UNC coach was right -- Strain was selected to join the last season, Strain led UNC lo Uniled Slates team in ll» Pan whose 3.75 earned run average position for the at-large spot, yet another playoff berth and American Games, perhaps the led Ihe staff last year, lo form Denver and Air Force, in Ihe topped Ihe club in hitting with a highest honor a college baseball .328 average. He also led Ihe player can attain, team in stolen bases for Die Slrain hit .321 on the Pan-Am team and started most games al shortstop for the U.S. Strain, who prepped at "He's versatile - he can play Denver's George Washington Tom Runnels, Greeley nalive, happens on schedule, UNC second or third if we need him High School, leads UNC into its will probably get the call al could be in line for its sixth third and Dave Picconi, who slraight post-season berth. batted .25H as a part-time ,,._,, designated hitter in 1975, is the likely choice al first. Picconi can also pitch if necessary. The outfield, meanwhile, will consist of all new faces. Petroff notes that five prospecls rank about evenly now and lhat any of the five -- Roger Plank, Alvin While, Tom Pilkinglon, Jerry DeLue and Tony Giardina -- could start. "All have good speed and have the potential of making us a strong outfield, but none of them have the game ex- Silas, Gervin destroy Kentucky Colonel defense Sports in brief After Kentucky had earned a rebounds. Paultz finished wilh By MIKE CLAKK AP Sporls Writer 73-73 deadlock on Louie Damp- 21, including 17 in the first half LOUISVILLE (AP)--Guards ier's three-point play wilh 5:35 lo help keep Kentucky within James Silas and George Gervin remaining in the quarter, San range, of the San Anlonio Spun know a Antonio scored 13 slraighl points to settle the issue. Silas hit five of his baskets during thai streak. Kentucky, which couldn't get "I came in here tonight thinking we were really going to get after these people," said Brown, whose fourth-place Colonels blew a chance lo move closer then 10 points the resl of wilhin a game of third-place " Pelroff says, the plate, Pelroff ICE SKATING MEGEVE, France - Americans Mark Cocherell and Suzie Bracher won the men's and women's singles tides, respectively, at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships. BOWLING GRAND PRAIRIE, Tex. Bob McGregor averaged 228 for eight games to lake Ihe first- round lead in Ihe $100,000 Bowling Proprietors Association of Va. - pencnce. Behind me jjiaie, reirou A I n p r - 11 c n A frustrated Brown walched the way, "got subpar perform- San Anlonio: "Bui"."'we've ""P"* 18 Paul Gradishar and Tournamen Y ' P TM 8 Silas and Gervin lurn Ken- ances from our key people," been Ihrough Ihis before." Paul Wealhcrly lo alternate Kentucky was led by Dampier, Maurice Lucas and Johnny Neumann, who haci 19 points apiece. American Basketball Associ- Slerling al Universily High alion game. (2), 10:30 a.m., Doubenmier The game was (he only pro basketball action Monday night. "They've got the green light tucky's defense to mincemeat said Brown. Monday night, combining for 70 One of (he disappointment? poinls as San Antonio rolled was center Artis Gilmore, who past Kentucky 118-105 in an had just 17 points and 13 . . BASKETBALL duties, particularly in light of BLACKSBURG the number of doiihlrhomlori ch;lr , ic Moir Wa6 ' llillm .j )ll;al , (13) on UNC's schedule. basketball coach al Virginia Both have vastly improved Tech Scoreboard College Basketball Tournaments At A Ghlltcp By The Associated Press NCAA Division I EAST Semifinals Al Greensboro, N.C. March 18 Hutgcrs, 29-0, vs. Connecticut, 189 De-Paul, 20-8, vs. Virginia Military Finals March 2(1 Semifinal winners MI1IEAST Semifinals At Baton Hougc, La. March Id Alabama. 23-4, vs. Indiana Marquette. 2C,-1, vs. Western Michigan, 25-2 l-'inals March 20 Semifinal winners MIDWEST Semifinals At Louisville March 18 Missouri, 254, vs. Tech, 25-5 Michigan, 22-6, vs. Dame, 23-5 Finals March 20 Semifinal winners » WEST Semifinals At Los Angeles March 18 Texas Notre Field. TENNIS University of Northern any time they want il," said Colorado Bass of his guard combo. Silas, Men's Tennis hilling 13 of 20 shots from the Wednesday field, has 37 points while Gcr- UNC al Grand Canyon TM scored 33 points on a 12-of- College, 3 p.m., Grand Canyon, 23 shooting night. Ariz. Bass, however, noted that \orllirrn Conference Girls lh°se gaudy scoring totals Wednesday didn't tell the whole slory of his Greeley Central at Thornton team's victory. Highland, 3:30 p.m., Thornton. "We passed well, and our Tuesday l eam defense was the besl its Greeley West at Sterling, 10 beTM al1 year," said Bass. a.m. "(Billy) Paultz, (Mark)Olberding and (Allen) Bristow didn'l score much, but they played defense, set picks and found Ihe open man." The open man, under- TltACK Northern Conference Boys Saturday West, Central and other Northern Conference teams at slandably, was usually either Air Force Invitalional, all day. Silas or Gervin. Northern Confprence Afler spoiling Kentucky an Girls 18-8 first period lead, the Spurs Thursday cruised inlo a 26-26 tie and then Central, Fairview, Cherry sparred with Kentucky until Creek, Evergreen al Niwot, midway Ihrough Ihe third peri- Ncv-Las Vegas, 29-1, vs. Ari- 3:M p . m ^ Chris Eaton, former Greeley Wesl swimmer, swam Ihe third leg of (he ROO-yard freestyle relay for William Jewell College as (he Cardinals won the Washington University Invitational recently. Coach Larry Hamilton said, "We point to this meet as our conference meet, since we do noi have any niher cham- jijmisliip mf-ft fo attend and attempt In taper lo a peak j/ci'fnrnianci'." Jewell won eight of J7 events :tnrl ·.·! m»ny rfrnrds Kalon .swam a (imcof 1.59.7 for his leg nf the relay and the combined time of the relay was 7:40.8. zona, 23-8 Pepperdine, 22-5, vs. UCLA, 24-4, afternoon. Semifinals At Philadelphia March 27 East champion vs. Midwest champion West champion vs. Mideast champion Finals March 29 Semifinal winners NIT Monday's Results Quarter-finals North Carolina Stale 78, Holy Cross 68 UNC-Charlolte 79, Oregon 72 Tuesday's Games Quarter-finals Kansas Stale vs. Kenlucky Ixjuisvillc vs. Providence Thursday's Gamrs Semifinals N.C.SIalnvK.IINC-Chnrloltf Kan. 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