Evening Herald from Shenandoah, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1973 · 16
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Wednesday, January 17, 1973
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PAGE SIXTEEN ITVEiJING HERALD OSHENANDOAH ASHLANCV MAHANOY CITY-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1973 Sf. Cteoov 66-5 P" li tl El 0 - - -trT - - Ron 6orow Hits Frsf Dev7 Ponfs Twenty-nine shots were fired without success at Minnesota's rookie goalie, Gilles Gilbert, Tuesday night but he said afterwards he's "been in tougher games." Gilbert, who's not half as cocky as he is confidentand good spent a decent part of the game against the fired-up New York Islanders bouncing on his belly in front of the goal mouth making desperate, if not unbelievable, saves. Frdm 13:53 of the first period, Gilbert protected a precarious 1-0 North Stars' lead and when the final buzzer sounded he had helped put his team back in 2nd place, 3Vfe points behind Chicago in the West Division, and had driven another naQ of frustration into the Islanders' first NHL season. NIHIL Roundup W.-.-.-.-.-.-.v.- "What can I say?" Islander Coach Phil Goyette asked without expecting an answer after watching his team drop its 12th straight game. "We've been playing aggressively, we've gone after the puck, gotten off good shots but nothing goes." Rubbing salt in the wound of the league's longest losing streak this season for Goyette's expansion club, was the fact that the goal by Jude Drouin that beat them was scored with an illegal stick. Goyette said he noticed it early in the game but an official protest was not lodged until only two minutes remained and, though Drouin drew a two-minute penalty and will be fined, the damage was done. Bears and Spartans On Mats Tomorrow North Schuylkill High's wrestling team begins a long home stand tomorrow in the Ashland gym, when the Spartans entertain Mahanoy Area. It marks the first of five consecutive matches scheduled at the Spartan home grounds. The Golden Bears are low in manpower this season, and in recent matches have been forfeiting three weight classes on the varsity level. "It seems that AAahanoy's program has taken a reversal," North Schuylkill coach Joe Cesari said this morning, "since the Bears have only 16 boys listed on their eligibility list. It is a considerably smaller number than when their program began a few years ago. They also have been unable to provide a junior varsity unit." Lightweights Joe Pecika and Bill Kaczmarczyk have been Mahanoy's most consistent winners. In lieu of AAahanoy's lack of personnel in the junior varsity division, North Schuylkill has booked a preliminary match tonight against Lourdes Regional's JV's, which will get under way at 6:30. The Spartans will be heavily favored to extend their win streak to 26 at the expense of the Bears, at the same time seeking, to win their 43rd consecutive home match. Individual Spartan grapplers hopeful of remaining unbeaten are Dave Hoffman, Charlie Harris, Larry Stein, Bob Harris and Carl Bernosky. On Saturday night in an exhibition pairing, the Spartans will host Central Columbia, coached by John Rakich. The Jays are members of the powerful Susquehanna Valley League. Central will invade the Ashland gvm with six starters from last year's squad, including Mike Talanca, Robin Potter, Al Welch, Joe Powlus, Tim Porter and Wayne Evans. In their recent outing against Southern Columbia the Jays came away with a 37-20 victory. A number of wrestlers will be meeting each other again as they did last season. Gary Snyder of the Spartans will probably go against Al Welch, and in last year's pairing they battled to an 11-11 deadlock. Bob Harris will also be matched against Robin Potter. Their event last season was very exciting, when Harris trailed on points after the first period, eventually coming back to pin Potter, who is a senior. Harris is in the 10th grade. pts gf 63 173 186 167 157 136 137 133 81 Chicago Minn Atlanta Los Ang Phila Pittsbgh St. Louis Calif 21 20 20 18 18 15 8 pts gf 51 159 139 12! 131 145 149 120 123 ga 127 118 125 135 154 142 144 176 All-Stars MONTREAL (UPI) Six members of the Eastern Division-leading Montreal Canadiens were among the 12 players selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to the National Hockey League's 26th annual All-Star Game, to be played at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The six Canadiens named are goaltender Ken Dryden, de-fensemen Guy Lapointe and Serge Savard, center Jacques Lemaire, right wing Yvan Cournoyer and left wing Frank Mahovlich. The other six players selected by the PHWA are goaltender Giles Villemure and defense-man Brad Park of the New York Rangers, defenseman Bobby Orr and center Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins and right wing Rene Robert and left wing Rick Martin of the Buffalo Sabres. Drouin's first-period game winner, his 16th goal of the season, was a 20-foot slap shot that skimmed off the stick of Islander defenseman Jim Mair and skidded past goalie Billy Smith. In the only other NHL game Tuesday night, Andre Boudrias scored a hat trick to lead Vancouver to a 6-4 triumph over Toronto. Boudrias' three goals helped the Canucks overcome a four-goal deficit and raised his season total to 14. Bobby Schmautz scored two of Vancouver's goal, his 24th and 25th of the season, and Dale Tallon scored the Canucks' other goal in a second-period power play. The Canucks, who trailed 4-2 after two periods, scored three times in the first four minutes of the third period. NHL Standings By United Press International East w. 1. t. Montreal 26 6 11 Boston 28 10 4 NY Rgrs 28 13 3 Buffalo 23 14 7 Detroit 21 16 6 Toronto 15 23 6 Vncuvr 13 27 6 NYIsldrs 4 37 4 West w. 1. t. 24 16 3 By SAM MATT A "How do things look for us this evening," quipped one Shenandoah Valley fan to another. "Not too swift," the boy responded. "Why do you say that?" "Wash, (John Washalefsky) sprained his ankle last night, Palubinsky was out with the flu for the last five days, and Chessy (Walt Cieslukowski) and Ronnie Barlow are still ailing from the flu affects." "Oh No," mubled the Blue Devil fan. Yes, thngs looked bad for Shenandoah Valley heading into their head-to-head confrontation with St. Clair last evening. The Blue Devils were minus Washalefsky and the other three seemed to be walking on their last leg. But, somewhere along the line, someone forgot to tell the Blue Devils that they were a heavy underdog, with the evident facts being present. They hustled like never before, they rebounded like never before, and they wiped out the visiting Saints, 66-57. The win was the first of the second half of play, in the North Schuylkill League, which opened up last evening. "You just don't expect a 15 point per game and 20 rebound per game average, sitting on the bench next to you and not miss him." Head coach Jack Babinchak was referring to Washalefsky, in a pre-game talk. Senior Walt Cieslukowskie got responded with 18 rebounds (12) offensive, nine points and seven block shots. The 6-2 pivot man turned in a tremendous job, gaining the admiration from the Saint players and the fans. Ronnie Barlow led SV in the scoring column with his finest effort of the year with 18 points. But the raves he drew were not for his offensive punch, but for his defensive play. Barlow was given the assignment of boxing super Dave Delenick. The highly touted Saint did have 22 points, but every point he got, he worked for. Barlow continously harassed and intimidated him into poor shots, stole the ball and hustled throughout the contest. Rounding out the scoring for SV, Jim Dudish canned 11 markers in a great reserve role and sophomore sensation, Frank Kacelowicz returned 16 points to the fold. While Palubinsky banged in 12 points, along with a bundle of rebounds. Delenick was the only double figure man for SC. Barlow got his team off to a flying start with a beautiful drive and was fouled to make a quick three point play' After Delenick hit from the corner, Palubinsky drove for a deuce, but SC closed the gap with a pair of free tosses from Paul Chismar, and Palubinsky stretched the lead with a corner swish. SC got a corner shot and another deuce from Dave Wine to take the lead at 8-7. However, Kacelowicz banged in a bucket and Dudish hit a pair of long outside shots to give SV a first period edge of 13-10. Both teams had golden opportunites to build up a sizeable lead, but missed too many easy shots. St. Clair spurted to a quick 16-13 lead, behind Jack Kenzo and Delenick. But Palubinsky quickly put the skids to the Saints' ideas, as he hit a pair of jumpers and Barlow added two free tosses. At the half way point it was all even at 22. Whatever Jack Babinchak told his players at halftime, it surely inspired them, as the Blue Devils came out snorting to start the second half. Shenandoah Valley got SC to do what they wanted. Run, run and run. The Blue Devils just ran them into the tartan floor. Barlow hit a quick fielder to start play and Cieslukowski added a tap in. And then Frankie Kacelowicz, who had a cold spell in the first half, came to life. Two quickies from yonder and the Blue Devil fans went berserk. But the Saints didn't fall yet, as all-stater Delenick led a charge that closed the gap to within one, 38-37. That would be the last time SC could come within a whisper of the fast mvoing Devil brigade, as Palubinsky and Cieslukowski took charge in the late stages of the third quarter to give SV a 43-38 lead at the end of three peroids. SV really poured things on in the fourth period. Dudish, who had his finest game as a Blue Devil, hit a quick deuce and Barlow added two fouls and a fielder. Then Kacelowicz brought the roof down, as the SV following went ape. The sophomore hit a pair of long bombs and the Blue Devils were ' RIGHT ON! The Blue Devils built up a 58-44 lead with a little over three minutes in the contest as SV got off ot their first win in the second half of play.. GAME NOTES.. .Walt ' Cieslukowski and Jim Dudish two unexpected surprises for and pleasant- coach Jack Babinchak. Both boys played their finest game of the season.. .Both are reserves but another surprising clutch contribution was that of Billy Murphy. "You know that Murphy did a heck of a job for us tonight," commented coach Babinchak. Murphy only saw spot action, but when he was called on he brought a sigh of relief with his play...In the rebounding department it was 52-39 in favor of SV, that's where the ball game was won. Off the boards... John Washalefsky is not expected back for at least one to two weeks. Defensively it was super tough. I have never seen a team hustle as much as I did the Blue Devils last night. And that goes for the District 11 champs of 1970... Playing a box-in-one is bound to leave some one open. But every time St. Clair would go to the open man, he was covered before he could take a shot. JAYVEESWIN Shenandoah Valley jayvees made amends for a 40 point loss to the St. Clair jayvees in their last outing, as they squeezed out a 68-66 win. Ed Barlow, Dave Dolphin and Ted Makauskas all hit for doubles for SV, while Melnic and Verchick led the Saints. The box score: S.V.H.S. Lushinsky 0 0-0 0; Kacleowicz 7 2-3 16; Palubinsky 6 0-2 12; Barlow 4 10-12 18; Murphy 0 0-0 0; Dudish 4 3-7 11; Cieslukowski 4 1-2 9; Totals 25 16-26 66. S.C.H.S. Delenick 7 8-12 22; Kline 3 0-0 6; Chismar 3 3-3 9; Buletza 2 2 2 6; Knezo 2 1-3 5; Jones 1 0-0 2; Weiss 1 0-0 2; Holden 0 0-0 0; A. Delenick 2 1-1 5; Totals: 21 15-22 57. S.C.H.S. S.V.H.S. 10 13 12 16 19-57 21 23 60 Jim Dudish Sets to Drive Past St, Clair's Joe Buletza Today's Sports Pcarade 95 121 112 124 131 147 198 208 Marian Coifs Top Freeland The rebuilding Maraian basketball team put itsel right into the Anthracite playoff picture last night with a 68-50 victory oyer Freeland. The win gives the Colts a 3-0 league record and evens the overall mark at 6-6. Marian was never extended at Freeland last night, and that says something, too. Not many teams any year bury Freeland at Freeland but the Colts were out to a 12-5 lead in the first period and were on top by 13 at intermission, 29-16. The Whippets never threatened in the second half. Dave Labosky led Marian with 21 points and Mark Pollick was runnerup with 15 while Bob Miller was the third Colt in doubles with 11 markers. Tom Machella and Gerry Brogan each had 10 for Freeland and Bob Hludzik just missed doubles with nine. Steve Adams helped with seven counters. Marian shot well, hitting on 26 of 53 shots, almost 50 per cent. That's a gamewinning percentage against anything but a super team. Freeland didn't shoot that badly, either, hitting 21 of 48 shots. It was in rebounding that the Colts had a significant edge, hauling down 46 loose balls to just 21 for the Whippets. Marian also won the JV game. The box score: Marian Miller 5 1-2 11, Labosky 9 3-3 21, Kosciolek 0 0-0 0, Alexandrakos 2 0-2 4, Gernavage 1 0-2 2, Krupa 2 5-6 9, Pollick 5 5-5 15, Chuckran 1 0-0 2, Wanaga 0 0-0 0, Delpero 0 0-10, Bydlon 02-2 2, Duser 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26 16-23 68. Freeland Hludzik 3 3-4 9, Ferry 1 0-2 2, Machella 4 2-4 10, Adams 3 1-3 7, Uhrin 0 1-3 1, Brogan 5 0-1 10, Laputka 3 0-0 6, Timko 1 0-0 2, Bereznak 0 0-0 0, Titus 0 0-0 0, Kost 1 1-2 3. Totals: 21 8-19 50. The Score by Quarters: Marian 12 29 47 68 Freeland 5 16 33 50 Officials Joe Barletta and Durbin Wagner. S.F. Austin No. 1 NOW IS THE TIME TO CONVE EFFICIENT Oil Conversion Units For All Make Stokers Budget Plan Available Automatic Delivery 24 Hour Service 4 Hour Emergency Installation Service' ANTZ SERVICE 124 E. Centre Street Shenandoah, Pa. We Give S&H Green Stamps Phone 462-0446 or 462-0774 RT! A SUPERFUELl htating oil Shamrock Moves To Penn National HARRISBURG (UPI) - The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Racing Association, Inc., permission to conduct 50 nights at Penn National Race Track in Grantville, Pa. Joseph Leccen chairman, sam the commission approved a lease agreement between Penn National Turf Club Inc. and the Shamrock club. Forty of the races will be at night between Feb. 2 and March 29. The remaining night races will be between Nov. 19 and Dec. 1. NEW YORK (UPI) Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State remained one-two on this week's ratings by the United Press International Small College Board of Coaches, but the gap between the two closed considerably. Both top-rated teams won three games last week, and both defeated two common opponents San Angelo State and Sul Ross by impressive margins. Sam Houston State also defeated Howard Payne Saturday, to close within 24 points 273 to 249 for the top position in the seventh week of the ratings. Last week the margin was 50 points 269 to 219. Eau Claire, which defeated Eastern Michigan, 72-67, in their only game of the week, moved to third, exchanging places with Roanoke, which dropped to fourth. Roanoke squeaked by VMI. 56-55, but then lost to West Florida. 76-75 in the Citrus Invitational before winning the consolatior game over St. Mary's (Md.). 105-75. Louisiana Tech, fifth last week, fell to ninth as it dropped a 62-60 decision to McNeese State after knocking off Arkansas State earlier in the week. Top 20 Team 1. S.F. Austin (15) (12-1) S.Hous.St. (10) (11-0) Eau Claire (7-1) Roanoke (1) (9-3) Phila Tex. (2) (10-1) Assumption (4) (5-0) Augstna-Ill. (11-1) Capital-O. (11-1) La. Tech (10-3) Kentucky St. (9-2) 11. Bentley (10-1) 12. Akron (8-3) 13. Fairmont St. (8-0) 14. Howard Pavne (12-2) 15. Marymnt Kan. (14-1) 16. St. fhos.-Minn. (12-2) 17. (tie) UC-Rvrsde (10-1) 17. (tie) Tenn. St. (7-5) 17. (tie) SColo.St. (10-1) 20. West Ga. (7-0) Points 273 249 189 143 137 130 114 111 44 27 26 23 22 21 19 16 16 16 13 NEW YORK (UPI) Roman Gabriel has sat down, thought out the whole thing and come to the debatable conclusion that the Los Angeles Rams can win the world championship next season. He makes only one provision. They have to get over being a selfish football team. That's right, s-e-l-f-i-s-h. Like the rest of the Rams' players, Gabriel, in town for a couple of TV appearances, is waiting to see what the front office is going to do about a new coach. Not that he blames Tommy Prothro entirely for the Rams' backslide this past season. Gabriel puts the bulk of the blame exactly where it belongs. On the Rams' players themselves. "I feel we've got the talent to beat Miami," he says. "What we are lacking is that one important characteristic Miami and Washington both have-togetherness." Word Becomes Cliche The word has been used so much, it was suggested, that it has become a cliche, particularly in football. The late Vince Lombardi popularized it and then so many other coaches followed. Now you'd think every team in football is bound together by togetherness. "Not ours," offers the Rams' candid quarterback. "There's no reason in the world we shouldn't have done better this past year," he says. "We have the personnel to do it, but for some reason we've become a very selfish ball club." Why? "I'd rather not say," said Gabriel, the only time he sidestepped. "We're simply not the same team we were when George Allen left. I'm speaking from the mental aspect. As far as talent goes, we probably have more of it than when he left." Gabriel, who watched the Super Bowl game on TV, also followed what the players of both teams had to say before Sunday's game. He read the newspapers every day. Interested in Interviews "I was interested in the interviews the players on both teams gave out," he says. "I noticed they didn't care who got the credit, and I'm talking about both the Miami and Washington players. You didn't hear them saying I ... I ... I ... all the time. It was "we,' not 'I,' and that's the way it has to be if you're gonna win. "Certain remarks were made all year long about our team," says Gabriel. "They said we were not an emotional team. People took the attitude, 'Well, you guys are being paid to play. You're professionals. You don't need anybody to get up. You oughtta be able to get yourselves up.' Well, it doesn't always work the way people think. "You take Ken Iman on our club. He's as good a center as anyone in the league in my opinion. He doesn't play for money. No way he could. He's not making much money, and he doesn't get any publicity, but he's out there banging his head week after week because he enjoys the game. So many people figure a guy is out there simply for the money, but there's a lot more to the game than that, I assure you." Gabriel says his arm, which bothered him periodically last season, is coming along fine now. Two doctors, including Dr. Robert Kerland, have recommended he rest it completely for two months, and both feel it will come back. No Better Coach Gabriel, who played under George Allen with the Rams and doesn't think there is any better coach in football, watched the Super Bowl game with 10 other people. When the Redskins kicked off after Mike Bass scored their only touchdown with two minutes left, some of those watching with Gabriel wanted to know how he felt about Allen's not instructing the Redskins to try an onside kick. "I told them I agreed with Allen," says Gabriel. "You got three time outs. What you do is hold 'em, and get the ball back." Washington did get the ball back with a minute and seven seconds left but couldn't score. Later Billy Kilmer blamed himself, but Gabriel doesn't see it as being all his fault. "The pass patterns Kilmer tried to throw are the things he does well, but at the same time those slants are the things Miami takes away best," he says. "That's what it all boiled down to. A lotta people said it was a dull game. I didn't think so. I thought both clubs played very well, and to some people, that seems dull." Stan Smith the Hen It was almost too good to be true: Stan Smith, the comic book hero becomes Stan Smith the real life hero. It happened in Bucharest last October when most sports buffs were glued to their weekend diet of football, or were down at their local stadium watching a game. On their way home they perhaps caught parts of the three-day drama of the Davis Cup Challenge Round on their car radios a Challenge that Rumania would certainly win on their home clay, with their partisan fans cheering wildly for national heroes Hie Nastase and Ion Tiriac, and against a U.S. team that packed Stan Smith, and whoelse? But the United States team slowly clawed its way through countless bad line calls, kept its cool as Smith ripped apart Nastase's game with raw power and then teamed with youngster Erik Van Dillen to rout the Rumanians in the doubles 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 for a 3-2 team triumph. It happened just like in the comic-book like instruction book Tennis Tips by Stan Smith where the 6-foot-4 Smith is pictured as a tournament champion emerging from the court, and then taking time to give a youngster a few pointers. Only the win over Rumania did more for Smith than a mere tournament victory. In the world rankings recently released by World Tennis Magazine, the 26-year-old power-hitter from Pasadena, Calif., was ranked first in the world for the first time in his ever-rising career because of his triumph in Rumania against heavy odds. The ratings story by Neil Amdur of the New York Times, stated: "Until the Davis Cup final, a case would have been made for Hie Nastase as the world's No. 1 player. But Stan Smith's methodical destruction of the tempestuous Rumanian bad boy, and his 4-1 advantage in their head-to-head encounters, clearly stamped the 6-4 American as No. 1 for the first time. "It is a far cry from the days when Smith stumbled over his own feet trying to run for low backhands on the soft clay at Flamingo Park, Miami Beach, during the Orange Bowl championships as a gangly junior. "But Smith won Wimbledon, beating Nastase in their classic five-set final; he dominated the early season indoor circuit with victories in consecutive weeks at the U.S. Indoor, Hawthorne, Hampton and Washington (twice beating Nastase); he was consistently tough in Davis Cup matches; and he had few bad losses to players ranked below him." Because of the war between the contract pros of WCT and the independent USLTA-backed pros such as Smith, Stan did not get a chance to play the powers in the WCT Ken Roswall and Rod Laver last year. When the war ended and the two groups played the U.S. Open at Forest Hills, Laver re-injured his back and RosewaU was bounced out in the second round. Smith made it to the quarters where the other American superstar, Arthur Ashe, bounced him out. In all. Smith won seven of the 21 tournaments he played in 1972 and earned close to $150,000 in prize money, more than any other pro. And despite serving in the U.S. Army, it was his second stright $100,000-plus year. SPORTS I LETTER i: To the Editor: This letter is in response to Debby Coll and Lynne Koneschusky's letter of January 13. I agree with them that the rivalry between Cardinal Brennan and Weatherly becomes greater every year. But I don't think that they're as innocent as they say they are. They mention that CB girls start fights, but what they don't say is that the fight following the game was started when two of their fans jumped on a CB player. I'm not writing this letter to say that Cardinal Brennan is 100 percent innocent of their accusations, but they better get a good look at themselves before they start pointing at others. At the end of the letter, Miss Coll and Miss Koneschusky ask if the kids at CB can say they 're proud of what they did. Well girls, the same goes for anyone at Weatherly High. I can only hope that these two girls and the rest of the Weatherly students can practice what they preach when CB plays them againon February 2. Thank You, A Loyal CB Fan

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