Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 13, 1976 · Page 6
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Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, August 13, 1976
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Practice Starts Monday Juco Football Wearing Fast IT'S THE BIG STRETCH at Charles Peebles Ball Complex here, as ground crews haul in extra bleachers. The 17th annual Kansas state tourney for men slow-pitch softballers gets under way tonight on all four fields of the new complex. Sixteen games are slated tonight (starting at 7 p.m.), 24 Saturday, and a final six or seven Sunday. Teirxram Photo Countdown has started for the start of the 1976 football season for Garden, City Community College. The Broncbusters kick off practice sessions Monday. A number of out-of-town grid- ders are already here, and all are expected to arrive during the weekend. Maurice (Moe) Cotter will head-coach the Busters a second year. He spent a number of seasons as assistant to Coach George Walstad here, then moved up. Walstad went to Kansas State University as an assistant coach for the Wildcats. Fayne Henson and Darrell Nelson will be assistant coaches for the second., time. Ray Fox will assist for the third year. Also helping on occassion will be former Garden Juco all-America gridder Doyle McGraw. Cotter expects about 55 candidates out for Monday's opening practice. The 1975 Busters played 11 games for the first time, and had a 6-5-0 overall record. They'll fjlay 11 again this fall. , Equipment will be cocked out tomorrow. A squad meeting is set for l, 'p.m. Sunday it the juco gym. Sunday jvening, the Quarterback c)ub hosts the Busters at the .Elks Lodge for a hamburger feed and swim party. First few days of practice will cohsist of morning sessionslfrom 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Frtim 1 to 2:30 p.m., specialty groups will work out, including quarterbacks, backs, ;and receivers. The afternoph practice sessions are frop 4 to 6 p.m. The p'ublic is again welcome to watch all Broncbuster practice'sessions. A week .from tomorrow the Busters? head for Goodwell, Okla. That's on Saturday, August. : 21. There they will scrimmage against Panhandle State University. Annual Juco-Alumni game at Memorial Stadium here will be on Saturday night, August 28. That's the traditional first public showing of the Buster gridders. Garden's first two games this fall are both away from home. "That makes it a pretty tough schedule for us," Coach Cotter commented. The Busters open at Highland Juco (a non-league foe) on Saturday, September 4. On Saturday, September 11, Garden starts Jayhawk Juco Conference action at Independence. First home contest won't be until the third game — Saturday, September 18. The opponent will be Cowley County Juco from Arkansas City. Cotter will have five different candidates working out at quarterback. They'll be Page6 Garden City Telegram : Friday, Aug. 13,1976 trying to repla.ce Phi Miller, now at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Miller was a unanimous all- Jayhawk Juco Conference quarterback both his seasons here. "He'll be a hard one to replace," Cotter commented. The Buster mentor will have 14 returning lettermen. He expects the major GCJC strength this fall .to be the offensive line — for most of the "solid" returning lettermen are there. . Probably the biggest weakness for the '76 Busters: the defensive line. "We have all freshmen there," Cotter notes. Indians 5, Ranger 4 Robinson Knew He Could Do It State Tourney Here Brace Yourselves- Here Comes the Big One Scoreboard By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST WEST ,: By BOB GREER Buckle your seat belts, softball fans. You're about to be! launched into one of the bigger Softball weekends in recent Garden City history. Forty-six (and possibly 47) games will be played on four diamonds of Charles Peebles . Ball Complex here during the next three days and nights. It's a. king-sized softball merry-go-round. Occasion is the 17th annual Kansas state tourney for mien's slow-pitch softball — a meet that has grown steadily in'stature. It's now among the premier summer sports attractions in all of the Sunflower State. The big 24-team meet starts here tonight. It runs Saturday afternoon and night, then winds down Sunday evening. When all the firing is finished, only one of the 24 clubs will be crowned Kansas state king for 1976. But two of the 24 here will advance to Omaha, Neb., next weekend. There they will play in the annual four-state regional, facing champs from Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri. Included in the field here is the Heritage,' Inc., club from Wichita. That group (under the banner of Wichita Copeland's) won the 1975 state crown when the meet was played at Lawrence. Also here is the runner-up squad: Farmers National Bank of Victoria. It was beaten in the title series last summer by Copeland's. Victoria features shortstop Kenny Dinkel — who won the coveted Most Valuable Player award in last year's state meet. Host team for the meet is Master Feeders II from Garden City. It won an automatic state-meet berth by taking the Class AA Men's League crown here this summer. Also in the meet from Garden City is Motor Electric — a surprise, undefeated winner of the big 19-team sub- state tourney in Dodge City last weekend. Southwest Kansas also will be represented by two other clubs: Dodge City Sand Co. and Kruse Dirt Contractors from Liberal. All games during the three- day meet will be on Peebles Complex. Sixteen are slated tonight — 7, 8, 9, and 10 p.m. on each field. All 24 teams will play tonight, and some will see action twice. All games tonight are in the winners bracket. Saturday's marathon slate calls for 24 games: six on each field. One session has games at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. The evening session has games at 7, 8, 9, and 10 p.m. Sunday calls for just six (and possibly seven) games. Those will be at 12 noon, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. — then 5, 6, and possibly 7 p.m. Garden City will be hosting the meet for the fifth time, and for the first time since 1969. The list of previous state, champions and tourney sites through the years: 1960 — Schroeder's Bunny Acres team from Hutchinson won first-ever state tourney, played at Hutchinson. 1961 — Reno County of Hutchinson won state meet, again at Hutch. 1962 — Reno County EAST 67 44 56 53 55 54 53 47 56 58 57 61 .604 .514 .495 .482 .482 .435 repeated in meet at Hutch. 1963 — Meet moved west to Garden City for the first time; DeLoe's Recreation of Hutchinson won state crown. 1964 New York — Garden City hosted meet Baltimore again; champ was Pizza Hut Cleveland from Hutchinson. 1965 — Meet Detroit moved back to Hutch, but first Boston non-Hutchinson champion was Milwkee crowned; winner was Foster Lumber Co. of Dodge City. 1966 — Garden hosted meet for third time in four years; state champ was American Products of Spearville. 1967 — Sherry's Drive-In of Hut- "'"#>, J „„., chinson won state crown at Oakland 4 - Milwaukee 3 Kingman. 1968 - Winfield Only games scheduled played host, and Winfield State Hospital won the state Friday's Games championship. Chicago (Gossage 6-11) 1969 - Garden hosted meet Baltimore (R. May 8-8). (n) " '""-"• " m e, and winner Texas (Umbarger 7-8) Phila Pitts New York Chicago St. Louis Montreal W 74 60 59 52 47 40 L 37 52 57 64 63 68 Pet. .661 .536 .509 .448 .427 .370 GB — 14 17 24 26 32 Cincinnati Los Ang Houston San Diego Atlanta San Fran W 75 61 58 56 53 49 L 40 52 59 61 62 68 Pet. .652 .540 .496 .479 .461 .419 G 13 18 20 22 27 AMERICAN LEAGUE 10 12 13' z 13'z WEST 68 44 61 53 56 54 50 48 56 58 65 63 ^607 ,535 .500 .'482 ,435 .432 8 12 14 19" 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Results Cleveland 5, Texas 4 New York 12, Minnesota 5 Boston 2, California 1, 10 in- and at at for fourth time, and winner was Becker Oilers . from Cleveland (Eckersley 7-9), (n) Emporia. 1970 - B. J Mixers Detroit , Ruhle 6 . 9) at Kansas Manufacturing Co. of Dodge C Hy (Fitzmorris 14-6), (n) City won the state meet, held New Yo rk (Figueroa 14-6) at in Arkansas City. 1971 -Pizza Minnesota (Bane 4-3), (n) Hut of Wichita took state meet Milwaukee (Augustine 4-8) at in Hutchinson. 1972 - Triton California (Hartzell 3-2), (n) Oil of Wichita won state Boston (Jenkins 11-9) at Oak- crown, again in Hutchinson. ]and , No rris3-3), (n) 1973 — Old Way Station from Emporia won state title at Hutchison. 1974 — Meet held in Newton title won by won Associated Insurance from Wichita. 1975 — Lawrence was host for state meet; Copeland's of Wichita copped state championship. Saturday's Games Texas at Cleveland New York at Minnesota Boston at Oakland Chicago at Baltimore, 2, (In) Detroit at Kansas City, (n) Milwaukee at California, (n) Kan City Oakland Minnesota Texas California Chicago NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Results San Diego 3, New York 0 Cincinnati 8, Chicago 3 Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3 , Only games scheduled Friday's Games Los Angeles (John 6-8 Hooton 7-12) at Chicago (Renko *~? leau ' uul , 1 5-6 and Stone 3-4). 2 (. of errors and San Diego (Freisleben 7-9 and Strom 9-12) at Montreal (Rogers 4-10 and Dunning 2-4), 2, (In) SI. Louis (Falcone 8-11) at Atlanta (Ruthven 13-9), (n) Cincinnati (Billingham 9-8) at New York (Lolich 7-10); (n) San Francisco (Mbntefusc'o 12-9) at Philadelphia (Kaat 106), (n) Pittsburgh (Kison 9-7) at Houston (Richard 13-12), (n) Saturday's Games Cincinnati at New York Los Angeles at Chicago Pittsburgh at Houston San Francisco at. Philadelphia, (n) St. Louis at Atlanta, (n) San Diego at Montreal, (n) By The Associated Press The,'situation called for a clutch hitter and Cleveland Manager Frank Robinson knew just the man for the job. "It was a tough situation but I kne\y the pressure wasn't going to bother me," Robinson explained. "I was the man for the situation." i Robinson sent himself up as a pinch-hitter with one out, the I bases' loaded and the score tied in the bottom of the ninth inning against Texas Thursday night. And he made himself look good with a line single to give the Indians a 5-4 victory over the Rangers. "If you're going to be a winning Iballclub, these are the games you have to win," said Robinson. "I just felt I could make contact." Elsewhere in an abbreviated American League schedule, the New York Yankees pounded Minnesota 12-5; Oakland shaded Milwaukee 4-3 and Boston edged California 2-1 in 10 innings. B6og Powell ripped a three- run 1 homer in the third inning to help the Indians to an early 3-2 lead, but two walks, a pair a sacrifice fly by Roy Howell accounted for two runs and put Texas on top 4-3 going into the ninth. The Indians tied it on a double by John Lowenstein and a single by Larvell Blanks. Then Rick Manning Liberal Drops One In NBC Tourney WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It took the Ponchatoula, La., A's 10 innings to upset perennial contender Liberal, Kan., Bee- Jays 4-3 in the opening game Thursday night of the National Baseball Congress double- elimination tournament. doubled, Rico Carty was intentionally walked and Robinson came up against Mike Bacsik. After failing on a squeeze bunt that just kicked foul — "That's the first time I've tried a squeeze bunt in 21 years," said Robinson — he lined the game-winning hit. Lefty Dave LaRoche fired two innings of hitless relief to gain his first victory of the season. "I'm glad I finally got one," said LaRoche."Some guys gave-me a hard time for making the All-Star team without a win." Trap Shoot Next Week A merchandise trap shoot is scheduled here by the Finney County Parks, Fish, and Game Assn. a week from Sunday. Shooting starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 22. Site will be the club's range, located southeast of Garden City. ; Ira Mann is; chairman of the event. "Shooters will be signed up by age groups," he said this week. "The usual completion of five birds or shooters-choice rules will be in effect." Ammunition (12-and 20- gauge shells) will be available. Several types of awards will be offered. Refreshments will be served on the club grounds. To reach the association's range, the driver should go south one mile from Garden City Country Club. He should then go east on Farmland Foods by l '/ 2 miles, and turn ' south into the club grounds and onto the range. "All trap shooters from throughout the region are welcome to compete in our event," Mann said. Jeff Terpko, 3-3, the fourth of five Ranger pitchers, took the loss. Cross-Country People Meet Look just around the corner — cross-country season is . almost here. Scheduled Monday evening here is an organizational session for high school boys (grades 10, 11, and 12) interested in the fall sport. The session gets under way at 6:30p.m. in the Garden City High School gym. In charge will be Tom Ostrander. He will be new head coach for the Buffaloes in two sports this fall and winter — cross- country, then wrestling. Coach Ostrander added this note: "If there is a high schooler interested in cross-country who can't make the Monday meeting, he should call me at home — 5-6774." Gar,den : . High has had a number.,of successful cross- country seasons in succession. Last fall the Buffaloes won the regional team crown. They went on to place third in the annual state Class AAAA run at Manhattan. "I expect we'll have between 30 and 40 boys out for the sport this fall," Coach Ostrander said this week. "We hope to continue interest in cross-country." Two-a-day workouts (morning and afternoon) for the Buff harriers start on Thursday of next week '(August 19). _First meet on the 1976 fall slate is on Saturday, September 11, That's the traditional Garden City Invitational: to be run in the. morning over a course at Jaycee Airlinks. Braves Beat Phillies Rookie Pitcher Gets First Win PHILADELPHIA (AP) Frank LaCorte was a frustrated young man. The Atlanta Braves pitcher was 0-6 with a 7.14 ERA. LaCorte recalled how he'd go home at night and say to his wife, "Honey, I know I can pitch. What's wrong? She'd say she didn't know, and I'd get mad." Well, nothing was wrong for the 24-year-old LaCorte Thursday night. He limited the Philadelphia Phillies to four hits and two runs in 5 2-3 innings, and two relievers protected the lead for LaCorte's first major league victory, a 4-3 decision. There were just two other National League games Kuhn Casts Tiebreakers on 'Crucial' Policy Ballots PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn cast the crucial vote in a decision to permit use of designated hitters for the first time in the 1976 World Series. Then Kuhn came up with an encore later Thursday with another tiebreaker to endorse bonus payments for the players, "subject to discussion with the Players Association. Kuhn's first shot came when American and National league club owners emerged from their separate caucuses with opposite views on use of designated hitters. The AL, which has used an extra hitter for the pitcher since 1973, wanted to use them not only for the series but for all postseason, all-star and exhibition games with NL clubs. NL owners opposed it altogether. Kuhn couldn't buy the whole AL platform, but he went along with the DH rule for the World Series in alternate years. "I cast a vote with the American League proposal to use designated hitters in alternate years in the World Series, beginning in 1976," said Kuhn. Kuhn named a six-man committee consisting of the league presidents and four others from both leagues to "come up with a formula for uniform use of the designated hitter throughout both leagues." The AL owners had proposed using the designated hitters in World Series games in their own parks. "Designated hitters will be used in every game of the 1976 World Series," Kuhn declared. He said the DHs would not be used in the 1977 series, but would return in 1978 and in alternate years thereafter. Kuhn also supported the AL proposal, over solid NL op-, position, for expanded performance bonuses to deserving players. Kuhn said the performance bonuses, subject to player approval, would be allowed for batters, based on hitting average, runs batted in, homers, slugging percentage, stolen bases, runs scored, total bases and bases on balls. For pitchers, the bonuses would be tailored to games won, earned run averages, saves and winning percentage. played Thursday. Cincinnati rocked the Chicago Cubs 8-3 and San Diego blanked the New York Mets 3-0. The Braves built a 4-0 lead in the first three innings off Phillies' loser Jim Lonborg, 12-8. Singles by Jerry Royster and Darrel Chaney and a double play ball accounted for a first-inning run. Cito Gaston had an RBI double and Willie Montanez socked a two-run homer in the third. The6-foot-l LaCorte gave up a run in the fifth on a single by Larry Bowa and pinch-hitter Bob Boone's double. In the Philadelphia sixth, LaCorte got in a jam and was relieved by Mike Beard. Garry Maddox opened the inning with a single. LaCorte got the next two outs, but he walked Ray Johnstone and Tommy Hutton and that was it. Beard walked pinch-hitter Ollie Brown, forcing in the run and making it 4-2. LaCorte retired to the dressing room where he lived and died with each play as Beard and then Adrian Devine battled to save the rookie's first big league win. The ninth was a lifetime for LaCorte. It was the kind of an inning designed to drive pitchers mad. Bowa bounced out to start the Phils' ninth, but Jerry Martin, Dave Cash and Maddox singled in succession for one run and there was the tying run at third and the winner on first with one out. All Devine had to do-was retire Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski, two of baseball's best sluggers. Schmidt struck out. i, •• Jetmore Slates Labor Day dolf JETMORE — Attention area golfers: here's a date for your calendar. ; The annual Guy and 1 Gals Tournament is planned at Jetmore Country Club on Labor Day. That's Monday, September 6. ' Entry fee is $15 per couple. Three flights are planned, with three trophies in : each flight. It's a fun-filled event, and will get underway at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The $15 fee includes a barbecue dinner after the IB-hole tourney is finished. , Jetmore Country Club is located just south of town. It has one of the better natural links layouts in the region. Coffee and rolls will be served visitors at 7:30 a.m. Reservations for the one-day meet must be received in Jetmore by Friday,! September 3. '' They should be sent to Liz Webster, Box 694, Jetmore, Kansas, 67854, Additional information can be obtained by calling Webster at 387-8572. Hug from His Wife Pittsburg Pirates pitcher John Candelariu gets a hug from his wife Alice outside the Pirates clubhouse after he hurled a no hitter Monday night in Pittsburg against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was only the second no hitter ever thrown by a Pirates pitcher in Pittsburg. The Pirates won, 2-0. |AP Photo)

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