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10—THE DAILY NEWS Port Angeles, Wash., Wed., Sept. 8, 1976 Time to catch up on baseball, football Spotlight on H sports By SCOOTER CHAPMAN It's time to catch up on the sports world. Yes, you did miss the Tuesday column. After two solid days on Ediz Hook and a long afternoon at the stock car races, the fingers, eyes, ears and brain became weary and the boss made me take a day off. BASEBALL As we enter the second week of September, not much has changed in the major league races, only the number of games in the "games behirid" column are different. In the American League, the Yankees are 10% ahead of the Baltimore Orioles and 12% up on Cleveland. That seems like enough to put the Bronx Bombers back into the playoffs. Kansas City has seen its 10-game bulge shrink to five over the Oakland A's. Minnesota seems too far back to make a serious run (12%), but you never can tell. The A's will have to stay hot, as Kansas City has been in a bit of a slump. In the National League, Philadelphia has been hounded by the red-hot Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs are just 7% behind now, after reeling off eight or nine games in a row. It looks like the Cincinnati Reds all the way in the West, as they have eight games up on the LA Dodgers and seem too powerful to let that many games slip away. The Dodgers are playing .578 ball, but the Reds have the best percentage in the whole of baseball with .635. The Phils are .627, while the Yanks are .609 and Kansas City is .585. I'm afraid the dog days of summer are going to turn into the doggier days of fall as football crowds baseball to the Scoreboard in the sports pages. Baseball has to wait, with no real flag chases, until October to get back on the lead page, as it were. FOOTBALL Taking a look at the pro races, it's too hard to tell after the exhibition season, as all of the i igulars have not seen action in that many contests, although you'd have trouble selling that idea to the Seattle Seahawks. In the American Conference, it looks like Miami and Baltimore again in the east, even though the Colts have had coaching problems. Ted Marchibroda resigned, then was rehired. The Colts came on last season like a runaway locomotive and won 10 in a row before the Steelers stopped them in the playoffs. Miami was the top club in the pre-season, but has injury problems on defense. Bob Griese is healthy again to help the offense, but the Dolphins look like a number two team. In the AFC Central, Cincinnati looks like a serious threat to unseat Pittsburgh, but Cleveland and Houston cannot be taken lightly. The Steelers made few changes. They're solid, but the Bengals have some good studs, including Ohio State's Archie Griffin. There is less and less talk about him being too small for pro football. They ought to re-name the AFC West the Oakland division. The Raiders are again the cream of the crop. Oakland has won the title every year since the new division was set up in 1970. This year it looks like more of the same. Denver was a distant runnerup last year and they may have improved, but how much improvement is needed to catch Oakland? Probably more than the Broncos have made. In the National Conference, the LA Rams have to be the class of the West, They won 12 games last year, the other three teams, San Francisco, Atlanta and New Orleans, combined for a total of 11. The Seattle Seahawks are not going to add much to that total, that's for sure. The Rams to win again, with San Francisco a distant second. Seattle officials can say they're building for the future and really mean it! In the Central, it's Minnesota all the way. The Vikings have been taking it easy in the exhibition season, but they're ready to roll. Fran Tarkenton is better than ever. The Detroit Lions could make a serious bid this year, however. They've finished second for seven straight seasons. Green Bay could be much better than it was last year and rates a spoiler role. In the East, it's Dallas again in the playoffs. They're the reigning champions of the NFC and seem likely to repeat. St. Louis will give them first, as will St. Louis and maybe Washington is a sleeper. This division should be the toughest of all and the winner could lose two or three games during the season. WEDNESDAY WHIRL JUNIOR SOCCER—The Olympic Junior Soccer program is getting ready to go. A sign-up is slated for Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at Monroe, Lincoln, Jefferson and Franklin grade schools. The age limit is 5-18, both boys and girls. Teams will be set up by area and kids should go to the school in their area to register. The officials have decided on a $10 fee per signee to cover cost of insurance, uniforms, officials and clinics. It's just five bucks for the second or third kid in the family. JUNIOR FOOTBALL—Not enough boys signed up to fill up the four teams this year, the first tune that's happened since the league was formed. Not only were they hoping for 30 boys on a team, they were hoping for the usual four teams. Now, the 49'ers and Trojans have been combined with the Rams and Huskies are combined. They'll play weekends in the Federal Way area, with a couple of home dates. More on this program later. SEATTLE MARINERS—Darrell Johnson was selected last week as the first manager of the new Seattle American League team. He knows the league, he's a young man, 49, and has a 10-year managerial background. More than that, he is an excellent teacher of the game, especially with young players and possesses the ideal qualities for the manager of an expansion team. SEATTLE SONICS—Coach Bill Russell says he'll go with Fred Brown, Slick Watts and Frank Oleynick this year at guards, but you can bet he'll find a place for Bobby Wilkerson. It's no secret Russell wants to run and if Larue Martin can hustle up and down the court, he'll make Tommy Burleson a better player. HUSKIES OPEN—The Washington Huskies open against the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday, looking for better offense and more consistency. Our weekly college and pro football prediction column will appear each Thursday and I'm working on tomorrow's right now! AL West tightens Oakland says pressure getting to KC Royals By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pennant pressure is suffocating and the Oakland A's say that's exactly what's choking the Kansas City Royals. "The pressure has to be getting to Kansas City," says Oakland's Gene Tenace. "They haven't been there before. Nothing is easy this time of year. You can't think about it, you just have to go out and play." Tenace's famous "Mustache Gang" has been there before, of course, having won five Western pennants and three World Series in recent history. And , now, the A's are making a serious bid in the homestretch to overhaul the faltering Royals. They cut another game off Kansas City's lead with a 4-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night and now stand merely five games behind the leaders. That's a good deal less formidable than, say, 12 games — which was Kansas City's lead as recently as Aug. 6. "Kansas City still has to beat us to Larson was really big winner at PGC Bowling results Carl I^arson not only put away the Peninsula Golf Club championship over the long weekend, but he also posted the low net score in the club's 36-hole sweepstakes competition with a 124. Ken Bradford and Pat Pane tied for second with 132 each and Darrell Petersen and Herrick Fox deadlocked for third at 134. The low net competition shooting began Saturday with three men's divisions and one for the women. Pat Pane was the first division winner with a 64. Greg Dooley and Darrell Petersen tied for second and third with 68s. Frank Ingram won the second division with a 64 followed by Gerry Young with a 65 and Lloyd Bullard and Corky Coe tied for third at 67. Ken Bradford and Del Cady wound up in a tie at 64 for the third division with Jim Vadnaisinat67. Gladys Judd posted a 70 to lead the women. Marie Ingram shot a 72 for second and Gladys Machon was third with a 73. Sunday's competition in the first division wound up in a three-way tie when Darrell Petersen, Greg Dooley and Dick Kent all fired a 66. Art Niemeyer and Dick Brown both came in with a 66 to tie for the second Division lead. Ron Rogstad posted a 67 for third. Carl Larson fired a 64 to win the first division on Monday. He was followed by Pat Pane with a 68 and Bill Miles and Greg Dooley both scored 69s. The second division ended in a tie with Tony Galgano and Chuck Taylor both coming in with a 69. Harold Englund took the other spot with a 70. Dick Sanderson was the third division winner with a 66. Ken Bradford was second with a 68 and Roy Benedict third with a 70. Jim Taylor was crowned the Peninsula Golf Club's junior champion, firing a 148 for the 36-hole match last week. He had rounds of 73 and 75. Low net for the field was Rick Gott with 136. Rick Spencer won the Galloway Division, for those juniors with no handicaps. Ken and Charlotte Bradford were the new husband-wife team champions. They turned in a low net of 135 in the competition, with Frank and Marie Ingram, Jim and Cece Wise and Louise and Louise Spicer all in at 137 for second. p.A. LANES MEN'S MAJOR—Corky Zink got out of the chute with a 223 and Ken Mclnnes had a 222. Art Lannoye totaled 590. P&C Roofing leads it with 26 points. Steve Shipley got the 4-7-9-10 split. EARLY MIXERS—Milt Johnston had a 199 and 543. Lil Wilkins had 192 and Gerry Kirner 532. Crescent Beauty Salon leads by one. Debbie Ma ire got the 6-7-10. STARLITE—Debra Jacobson fired a 172 and Terry Erwick had 472. OLYMPIC NATIONAL—Wayne Tiller hit for a 201 and 577. Shannon Norton had 163 and 164. LAUREL LANES SUNSET—Mickey Skeen had 221 and 544 to lead the way. Vannausdle's took the early lead. Elsie Boiling got the 6-7-10. HI POINT—Bob Hoffman had 201 and 568. Thurman's leads it. LADIES OF THE NIGHT—Charlene Danforth had a 177 and 462. Candy Charles and Joanne Gardner got the 5-10. MIXED UP MIXED—Bob Wilkins had 174 and 482. Myra Wilkins had a 165 and 443. Beth Lindberg got the 6-7. BRUNCH BUNCH—Nesta Jones shot a 168 and 451. Five mature ladies are needed for this league. Pool schedule TONIGHT Rec swim THURSDAY Adult early birds Adult-pre-school Adult swim 7-9 p.m. 6:30-8 a.m. 10a.m.-1p.m. 7-9 p.m. Tennis buffs should sign for city event Sports calendar win it," points out Oakland Manager Chuck Tanner, stressing that the A's and Royals still have to meet six more times this year. In Kansas City, Manager Whitey Herzog alluded to the pinch of a tough pennant race in explaining the Royals' eighth loss in the last nine games. "We're playing like we're scared to win — and don't know how," he said after a 2-1 loss to the California Angels. In other American League action, the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2; the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-3; the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Cleveland Indians 17-4 and the Minnesota Twins nipped the Texas Rangers 1-0. Mike Torrez pitched a fourhitter, retiring 16 straight batters at one point, and Tenace hit two home runs to give the A's their victory over Chicago. Righthander Don Kirkwood held struggling Kansas City to three hits and ex-Royal Tony Solaita drove in both runs as California beat the Royals. Two Huge crowd on hand for lots of tennis THURSDAY Football—East Bremerton at Glacier, 7:30 p.m. FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) - Chris Evert did it the easy way. She always does it the easy way. Bjorn Borg and Manuel Orantes did it the hard way. Borg and Orantes are used to doing it the hard way. And Hie Nastase did it his way, coming through in a storm of controversy. Nastase is always surrounded by controversy. But one way or another they all advanced to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. They started playing tennis at the West Side Tennis Club at 11:30 in the morning Tuesday and they didn't get done until after 1 a.m. And they saved the best match for last. Nastase, the temperamental Romanian who terrorized officials, fans, ballboys, cameramen and Hans- Jurgen Pohmann earlier in the tournament, squared off against muscular Roscoe Tanner in the final match of the evening session. They played for 3 hours and 15 minutes. It was gruelling tennis, pressure tennis, brilliant tennis. And when it was over, after all the booming serves and searing forehands and crackling volleys, it came down to whether one tennis ball landed a half- inch this way or a half inch that way. The sets were even at two each and the games were even at four. Tanner, the handsome, blond southpaw, was serving at 30-40. Nastase hit a forehand volley and the ball flicked close to the line. The linesman called it out. Nastase cried out in disbelief. The umpire overruled the linesman. The head referee was called. Finally, with both players agreeing and the linesman still dissenting, the ball was ruled in and Nastase had his break. He won his service at love to take the match 7-5,6-7,1-6,7-6,6-4. "I never even thought the ball would be called out," said the 24-year-old Tanner. "I definitely saw the ball in. It bounced half on the line and as I see the Sunnydell shooters have a windy time Windy weather Monday made ALL the events at Sunnydell range a "handicap" event, but some good scores were turned in, nevertheless. TRAP—Perry Aggergaard shot 47 out of 50 for top place, George Moore was second, Carroll Haines third. SKEET (American)—Bob Dutrow had the high score, Everett Payton was in second place and Bill Arter third. SKEET (International)-Bill Arter had the best score. DUCK TOWER-Bob Dutrow had the high score. Tennis players were reminded today by Kay Dill deadline for entries in the annual City Tennis Championships is Friday. Divisions for the tournament are 18 years and under, an open class for all ages and 35 years and over. Dill said a division for those 50 years aand above would be set up if eight or more entries are received. Entry blanks are available at Swain's General Store and Sorenson's Sporting Goods. The entry fee is $3.00 for the first event then one dollar for each additional event the player wants to enter. Four events is the maximum for the double elimination tournament. Entry blanks are also available from Jon Livingston at 452-2041 or Kay Dill. Play is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Peninsula College Courts. Discount Cigarettes $ 3«8U PER CARTON TOTAL PRICE Lower Elwha Smokeshop Located 5 miles west of Port Angeles off old Highway 112 on the Lower Elwha Road. Phone 457-1390 Hours: 10-8 — 7 days a week WANTED CEDAR SPRAYS EARN TOP MONEY CUTTING CEDAR Acceptable Cedar Sprays must be 16 to 24 Inches in lengVhT Good color and clean. No cones, bundled for convenient handling. Deliver fresh to Quilcene Plant, Located 1 mile No. on Highway 101 NEW PICKERS SHOULD CALL PLANT BEFORE CUTTING TELEPHONE 765-3421 SHERWOOD FOREST FARMS, INC. P.O. Box 789. Chehalis, Washington rules that is in." TJastase's victory boosted him into the quarters against Dick Stockton of Dallas, a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 winner over Jairo Velasco. The other men's quarters match Borg-Orantes, Jimmy Connors- Jan Kodes and Guillermo Vilas-Eddie Dibbs. Borg, down two sets to none and 0-2 in the third, rallied to beat dogged Brian Gottfried 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in a torturous 3M>-hour match. And Orantes, the defending champion, overcame arm problems to survive a 2:45 marathon with Stan Smith 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 7-6,6-1. Gottfried played brilliantly against the second-seeded Borg for two sets in the afternoon before fading before the speedy Swede's sharp passing shots. Gottfried had success at the net in the first two sets but was passed repeatedly in the final three. Smith, the former champion who has been making a startling comeback of late, cruised through the first two sets against a sluggish Orantes. But the Spaniard came to life in the third set, won the fourth-set tiebreaker with a brilliant lob and coasted through the final set against the sagging Smith. Miss Evert, who doesn't waste time haggling about line calls or staging heroic comebacks, prefers to beat her opponents quickly and decisivyl. She overwhelmed British blonde Sue Barker 6-1, 6-0 in a tidy 45-minute affair. Miss Evert has played three matches so far and has lost just two games. Miss Evert's opponent in the quarters is Russian teen-ager Natasha Chmyreva. The other women's quarters match Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia against Virginia Ruzici of Romania, Evoone Goolagong of Australia against Rosie Casals and Australian Dianne Fromholtz against virtual unknown Zenda Liess of Daytona Beach, Fla. singles by George Brett and one by Tom Poquette were the only safeties against Kirkwood, who walked four and struck out three in improving his record to 610. Yankees 4, Red Sox 2 A two-run triple by Chris Chambllss and a two-run homer by Oscar Gamble enabled New York to break Luis Tiaht's seven-game personal winning streak and beat Boston. Yankee starter Dock Ellis, 15-6, was the winner with relief help from Dick Tidrow. Tidrow pitched the final two innings, earning his eighth save as the Yankees reduced to 16 their "magic number" for winning the American League East title. Orioles 5, Tigers 3 Wayne Garland snapped a three- game losing streak with a six-hitter as Baltimore scored two unearned runs in the seventh inning to defeat Detroit and hand Mark "The Bird" Fidrych his third straight loss. ' Garland raised his record to 16-6 while Fidrych, 6-6 since the All-Star break, fell to 15-8 while giving up 11 Baltimore hits. Brewers 17, Indians 4 George Scott crashed a three-run homer in a six-run Milwaukee first inning and the Brewers added five more in the fourth, two on a double by rookie Jim Gantner, for a 20-hit rout of Cleveland. Jerry Beare, making his first major league start, was the winner with a 12- hit, complete-game performance. Jackie Brown, 8-11, took the loss. Twins 1, Rangers 0 Pete Redfern and Bill Campbell combined on a nine-hitter as Minnesota whipped Texas and Gaylord- Perry. Perry, 12-13, pitched his third consecutive game without a run from his teammates. He gave up eight hits. The Twins, with Campbell collecting his 17th save of the season, got their run in the third inning on Steve Brye's double, a sacrifice and a fielder's choice. Salt Lake and Hawaii open PCL title go TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Hawaii meets Salt Lake tonight in Salt Lake City for the opening game of this season's Pacific Coast League baseball championship series. Hawaii won the Western Division title Tuesday night by defeating Tacoma 3-1 in a regional playoff game. The two teams were tied in divisional standings at the end of regular season play. Salt Lake is the Eastern Division champion. The Islanders had only four hits off Tacoma pitcher Jerry Garvin, but one of them was Bobby Valentine's two-run homer in the first inning. Valentine scored the final Hawaii run in the sixth on John Scott's sacrifice fly. Tacoma scored its only run off Jim Shellenback in the ninth inning when Dave McKay scored on Al Woods' sacrifice fly. Reliever Eddie Watt came in to get the last out. f VOTE EXPERIENCE! Vivian Gallagher DEMOCRAT FOR COUNTY CLERK Employed in County Clerk's office for FIFTEEN YEARS Courtroom Clerk TWELVE YEARS Chief Deputy Clerk THREE YEARS • Native oi C/allam County • Married to Maurice Gallagher 1*940 • Two children—Maureen Boyd and Barbara McMillen "Experience is essential to the courts, the attorneys and their clients, the title companies and credit bureau, as well as the general public" VOTE FOR AN EXPERIENCED COUNTY CLERK

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