The Montana Standard from Butte, Montana on September 2, 1988 · 9
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The Montana S" , Bnutte, Friday, September 2, 1988 9 Fo) n n (o(Q)(o Ol U M(oirjrDS MAROONS Often Quarterback Steve Markovlch, 5-10, 180, senior. Running backs John Larson, 5-10, 170, senior, and Dan Walsh, 6-0, 200, sophomore. Center Mike Moodry, 5-10, 200, senior. Guards Mike Summers, 5-9, 195, senior, and Steve Rozinka, 6-0, 185, senior, or Mark Venner, 4 By Jim Edgar Standard Sports Writer The summer season has come and gone, and with September comes a return to school, and football. Football for all ages, and all classes, from Pop Warner to the NFL. But THE GAME in town this weekend is the annual Butte High-Butte Central tilt. For the Bulldogs, it's a no-win situation. They shouldn't lose. But, if they win, the critics will say it's because of size and numbers. If they lose, those same critics will say it's because of lack of talent. Ull tkaro wilt Ka nn lank- ( talnnt ftn V at Coat limtni. Ulrth 10, 185, iunlor. Taekles Mike Kenison, 6-0, 190, senior, and Jim Wonnacott, 5-11, 195, senior. Tight end Brian Costello, 5-1 1, 195, senior. Split end Damon O'Neill, 6-3, 180, senior. Slotbeck - Liam Maroney, 5-8, 150, senior, or Keith Johnston, 5-9, 150, senior. ' Defense Linebackers Dan Walsh, 6-0, 200, sophomore, and Guy Ossello, 5-10, 145, Iunlor. Defensive ends Brian Costello, 5-11, 195, senior, and Jim Wonnacott, 5-11, 195, senior. Tackles Mike Kenison, 6-0, 190, senior, Mike Moodry, 5-10, 200, senior, and Mike Summers, 5-9. 195, senior. CotwrbiEks John Stllnvagon, M, Mi, funiar, and Jshn Larson. 5-!9;. 70. senior, . Safety Rob Farren, 5-9, 145, senior, and Steve Markovlch, 5-10, 180, senior. Kicker Bernie Hewitt, 5-9, 160, senior. Punter Steve Markovlch, 5-10, 180, senior, or Mark Venner, 5-10, 185, iunlor. BULLDOGS Offense Quarterback Todd Ericson, 180, senior. Running backs Brian Michelottl, 170, iunlor, and Corey Bolton, 185, senior. Fullback - Chad Lembke, 201, senior. Center Chris Salmonsen, 210, senior. , Guards Rocko Mulcahy, 180, senior; Matt Vincent, 180, iunlor; or Wiley Cuplln, 212, junior. Tackles Mark Johnson, 237, junior and Brent Buckley, 200, senior. Tight end Dave Rosa, 191, senior. Flanker Jim Barry, 165, senior: -Wide-euts Jeff Garrett, 185, junior and Travis Bickford, 155, iunlor. Defense Noseguard Mike Bassett, 185 Iunlor; Dan Tlerney, 180, senior; or Shane Holllngsworth, 185, Iunlor. , Tackles Greg Ralha, 190, senior and Shawn Steele, 215, senior. Defensive end Jody Holllngsworth, 165, senior; Shawn Soyland, 165, Iunlor; Gary Burt, 155, Iunlor. Inside linebackers Mark Tuck, 180, senior; Chad Lembke, 201, senior; Mark O'Neill, 198 junior. Cornerbacks Shane Worley, ISO, senior; Sean Byrnes, 150, unior; Lance Robinson, 160, iunlor. Strong safely Randy Svekovsky, 170, senior. Free safety Willy Brancamp, 145, senior; Todd Ericson, 180, senior. Kicker -Corey Bolton, 185, senior. Punter Dave Rosa, 191, senior; Marc Kelly, 155, senior. Stadium Friday night on either side of the ball, when the two teams kick off for the 69th time at 8 p.m. Both teams field veterans of the gridiron wars. Central, the designated home team this year, doesn't field as many, nor are they as big. But their hearts are the same size as those of the Bulldogs. "The word this year is win," said Central Coach Jim Konen. "The kids look forward to this game every year, and as soon as last year's game was over, they started talking about this one. "They aren't conceding a thing, except for numbers," Konen added. "We are going onto the field with one thought in mind: WIN." Konen reported that Kevin Peoples, who will miss the game because of a fractured arm, has been progressing very well. "He won't make this game, but should be ready to suit in three weeks. Disappointed? He's been looking forward to playing Butte High as a senior since he was five years old." For the Maroons, a victory will be just the ninth time since the two teams began butting heads in 1915. There were three ties during that span, in 1922, 1924 and 1943, and five times no game was played. In 1917 and 1918 the games were erased from the slate because of World War I, while in 1940, 1941 and 1942, arson and vandalism forced cancellation. The last time the Maroons came off the field winners was in 1973, when they nipped the Bulldogs 8-0. That win followed a 12-0 victory in 1972, marking the only time that the Maroons posted back-to-back wins. There has been only one game that was decided by the Montana Playoff system, when the Bulldogs prevailed 18-12 in double overtime in 1981, and went on to win the Class AA championship. That same year the Maroons took second in the Class A ranks, losing to the Miles City Cowboys in the waning seconds of the championship game. "There won't be many surprises Friday night," Konen said. "Both teams know each other'very well,, and pretty much know what to expect. "We expect to run a power-I on offense, and on defense show a multiple look out of a 50 base. . "We have eight kids going both ways," Konen added, "and it's going to be a hard night's work for them. "I don't think they want it any other way, though," Konen said. Butte High Coach Jon McElroy doesn't look for any surprises either. "They have a lot of kids back that played in this ballgame last year, and I guess we do too. "I've been coaching for 19 years at Butte High, and played four years, and in the 23 years that I've been going up against Butte Central, nothing really has changed. "It's still one of the most emotional games of the year for both teams. "I know our kids are anxious to get the game going," McElroy added. "They have been banging at each other for a couple of weeks now, and now it's time to go out there and play." McElroy had a lot of praise for his assistant coaches. "They are the ones who have done the work getting the kids ready. Richey Hawe, our quarterback and receivers coach has really worked hard teaching the kids. Dan Lean has done a remendous job with our running backs, and I am really thankful for the time and effort he has put in. "And, Mike Anderson, the defensive coordinator who also handles the defensive backs has done great. I gave him more to do this year, and he has done a great job. , "You know," McElroy said, "the assistant coaches never seem to get the recognition they deserve, and they are really the ones who put a team together. "Lee LaBreche worked with us last year for a while, and had really done a great job with our defensive ends this year. "We had two new coaches join us this year," McElroy continued. "Jim Patelis and Steve Willis have been our weight training coaches, and spent a lot of time this summer working with the kids. They both spent a lot of time teaching the defensive front and the defensive linebackers, and both have made great strides. "Last but not least," McElroy said, "the greatest assistant I have ever had working, with me has been John Uggetti. If there is any organization that is needed, he makes it roll. I have never found anyone I have worked with that I like better." "Our practices weren't too good in the early part of the week," McElroy said, returning to a discussion of the game, "but tonight (Thursday) I; came away with a more comfortable feeling than I have had the past two or three nights. "The kids executed a lot better, and I think they are ready to go." McElroy reported that he had a few kids with minor injuries, so that some of the defensive schemes may get changed at the last minute. "I've been pretty happpy with the defense though, and I think that, although they are relatively young, our offensive front line is going to be pretty good." "Todd Ericson (the Bulldogs' starting quarterback) has been throwing pretty good, and we have good speed and good receivers." McElroy stated that Ericson, Chad Lembke and Corey Bolton could probably expect to see work on both sides of the ball Friday night. J ti MARKOVICH LARSON WONNACOTT " MOODRY thskm- ERICSON MICHELOTTI S.HOLLINGSWORTH BOLTON I w-? I 1 SUMMERS COSTELLO KENISON LEMBKE J.HOLLINGSWORTH KELLY SVEJKOVSKY r """"""Cr1 i:m wZZ. muni mmu imiiiiiiiiiHuj u)w...,l,W W . , dlgjoirs q ub II D CCS Lmgjs Colon beat out an infield hit that caromed off of the glove of Hartsock and scored on Jeff Frye's triple. joe waraiow men singiea in r rye. . However, Rod Morris flied out to left and Trey McCoy grounded into a double play to end the Butte uprising. The Dodgers added another run in the third, one in the fifth and . rrt in tlin iai,anfli nil nt ,Vi i V inu in uic ocvciiui, an vi iviuvii went unanswered. Boddie was Great Falls' key stick with three runs batted in.' Brooks Pavlik settled down to whiff Chris Morrow and get Eric Boddie to hit into a fielder's choice to end the inning. But, the Dodgers had the lead, momentum and the comfortable confines of their own ball park. And, they used all factors to their advantage. Pavlik walked Lance Rice and Eddie Pye to begin the Dodgers' second inning. That was enough for Butte Manager Bump Wills and he summoned Denny Tomori from the bullpen. Tomori starts fast Tomori struck out Oferman and he got Carr to bounce into a fielder's choice. Rice scored on the play and Pye rode home on Brook's high home run over the left-field fence, situated about 340 feet away from home plate. Suddenly the Dodgers were ahead 54) and it was all the. cushion Hartsock needed. - The Copper Kings finally, got on the board in the third inning as Cris By Bruce Sayler Standard Sports Writer GREAT FALLS - The best hitting, pitching and fielding in the Pioneer League gave the Great Falls Dodgers the best record in the loop this past regular season. And, it also gave them a 9-2 win over the Butte Copper Kings Thursday night at Legion Park in Game 3 of the league championship series. Great Falls now owns a 21 advantage in the best-of-five series. The fourth game will be played Friday night at Legion Park at 7 and, if necessary, a fifth game will be held at the same time, same place, on Saturday. Hartsock sharp Dodgers right-hander Jeff Hart-sock, 7-2 in the regular season for the Northern Division champions, who were 52-17, limited hard-swinging Butte to eight hits and struck out 11 Copper Kings. Hartsock allowed but two walks. Butte" starter Roger Pavlik put himself at a decisive disadvantage through wildness and completed just one inning, leaving in the second behind 3-0. The Dodgers grabbed a 2-0 first-inning lead when leadoff hitter Jose Oferman, the league's all-star shortstop, singled to left to start his ' team's successful efforts. Oferman; stole second and continued on to third when Butte catcher Bill Losa's pickoff throw sailed into the outfield after bouncing off of the runner. Pavlik walks pair Pavlik issued back-to-back walks to Ernie Carr and Jerry Brooks to fill the bases. Eric Karros, the Dodgers' touted prospect from UCLA, then whacked a double off the right-field wall. Oferman scored easily, but Carr was gunned down at the plate. Brooks then raced home on a wild pitch before Brett Magnusson reached base when hit by a pitch. ana Karros nad two nits eacn. Brooks' homer was his second of the playoffs. Shaw to pitch The Copper Kings' probable mound starter in Fridays night's contest will be left-hander Cedric Shaw (4-2). Great Falls Manager Tim Johnson was thought to be trying to decide between right-hander Mike James or first-game Starter and Please see DODGERS Page 11 BUTTE. COPPER KING Dom Pierce is tagged out by Great Falls Dodgers shortstop Jose Oferman in a rundown at Legion. Park in Great Falls Thursday night in the Pioneer League playoffs. The Dodgers won 9-2 and lead the bestf-five series 2-1. High schools usher in 1988-89 sports season No varsity football at Sheridan Anaconda hosts girls tourney Beavers' coach Scott Hill said that his challenge for the year will be "getting the girls experience. We hope to keep improving on fundamentals throughout the sea- u;n nti r i tu .1 By Hudson Willse - Standard Sports Editor Three years ago Sheridan reached the semifinals of the Class C state football playoffs and lost to eventual champion Terry. This year the seniorless Panthers don't have enough players to play eight-man varsity football. So instead of being a contender in District 6-C they will have to be content with a seven-game junior varsity schedule. - One junior, Kip Funk, eight sophomores and Jtwo freshmen are out for the team, coached by Dean Leary and his assistant, DuWayne Wilson. Athletic Director Dave Marsh said he couldn't recall another time that Sheridan was unable to field a varsity football team. Bob Cleverley returns for his 2tth year at Ennis, most of them as head coach of the Mustangs. He enters the season with a 156-43-1 record and has five returning starters on board quarterback Wayne Stoltz, running backs Steve Knack, Tom Rice and Norm McKitrick and ell and linemen Stephan Robinson and Matt Gooding. Philipsburg made the Class C state semifinals last year, but will have to do without the likes of Mike Cutler, Ray Hess and Mikel fXirand, now football players at Western Montana College. The Prospectors also lost Ken Beattie and Charlie Gonsioroski. . Tim Welch returns at quarterback, however, and the line has some beef in 230-pound Scott Diirikerson, 201-pound Kevin Brown and 180-pound Shawn Rangitsch. The Prospectors will open at Victor Saturday. Pliilipsburg's Granite County arch-rival Drummond will host St. Regis Saturday. The Trojans, coached by the veteran Jim Oberweis-er, lost all-state running back Jess Martin, but. still have quarterback Brandon Page, running back Chris Anderson and linemen Jon Sheets, Curtis Piatt and 235- pound Bob Applegate. Whitehall eyes improvement With starters Shane' Brozovich, B.J. Casagrande, Pat Sanders, Jim Loomis, Dan Dixon, Skip Lusty, D.J. Williams and Smokey McClure back, Whitehall Coach Mike Battaiola is optimistic of the Trojans' chances in District 4-B. Line play is the key, he said., J Whitehall will open at Dillon Friday. The Beavers are led by 6-3, 238-pound guard-linebacker Jason Carroll. Glenn Salmonsen' returns at quarterback, and 6-2, 223-pound Robert Holt and 200-pound Don Williams add line strength. Three Forks, which opens at Red Lodge Saturday, has eight returning starters on offense and six on de-. fense under Dan Rask. Deer Lodge, which hosts Darby Friday, has 14 letter-men back under Al Cutler, seven of them starters. Leading the group are all-conference defensive end. Mike Berdahl and defensive tackle Mike Smith; Other returning starters are quarterback Toby Weida, wide receiver Jason Therriault and running back Derek Luoma. Boulder, coached by Mike Charlton, is led by running back Kevin Botz. The Panthers also feature linemen Peter Holm, Brock Ping, Pat Calnan and Mike Rog- By Jim Edgar Standard Sports Writer The 1988 girls' basketball season opens Friday night, with a tip-off tournament in Anaconda. The Lady Copperheads will play host to Butte Central, Dillon, and Missoula Loyola in a two-day, four-game tournament, with Friday's losers playing each other on Saturday at 7, followed by the title game at 8: 30 between the winners of Friday night's games. Friday's action will also begin at 7, with Butte Central meeting Missoula Loyola followed by the Dillon Beavers and the Lady Copperheads. Anaconda coach Larry Heapy returns a lineup to the court that has been depleted by graduation last spring.-"We lost five seniors to graduation, including both starting guards, so we are rather inexperienced at that spot," Heaphy said. . "The girls have been working hard, and are very enthusiastic, which is always a good sign," Heaphy added. "Now, it will just take a lot of hard work on their part to be a winning team." The Lady Copperheads have 17 girls out for both the varsity and junior varsity teams, with 14 more on the freshman team , T"Some of the varsity players will swing between the varsity and the junior varsity, but that gives them more playing time and, of course, more experience," Heaphy concluded. Central girls' Coach Tom Pomroy is also looking at the problem of lack of numbers. "We have 26 players out, total," Pomroy stated, noting that eight girls will play varsity ball, and five will play junior varsity, with the rest of the team all freshmen. Five of the returning varsity players earned letters last year, so they do have some floor experience: As far as height is concerned, Pomroy noted that the tallest girls on the team are seniors Marion Kello and Kori Doto, both at 5-9. "Gina Ralph is their backup, at 5-7," Pomroy added. "Our strength lies in the fact that the girls have all played, and know the program, plus they are good ball handlers," Pomroy concluded. The Dillon Beavers return four lettermen, with two seniors and two juniors the floor leaders. linebacker Guy Croy. White Sulphur Springs rates as the District 6-C co-fa owiii iuu auuu, aiiu b an vi vui fiajrcia uic; piajr ing time they need." 4 District foes meet In District 4-B, the Boulder Panthers open their season in Simms in a two-day tournament, playing the Cascade Badgers on Friday night and the Simms Tigers Saturday night. The Townsend Bulldogs are the fourth team in the tournament, and will play the Tigers Friday and the Badgers on Saturday. ,. Three Forks will be the site of a four-team tournament, with the host Lady Wolves meeting the Deer Lodge Wardens at 8:30, following a game between the Big Timber Herders and the Manhattan Christian Eagles. Clyde Park will be the host team in the Clyde Park invitational tournament Friday and Saturday in District 10-C, while the White Sulphur Springs Hornets will travel to Harrison for the Harrison tournament. ' Rocky Boy will come from the Hi-Line and Lima from the Southern end of the state to join the Hornets and the host Lady Wildcats. The Twin Bridges Falcons travel to Drummond to join the host Trojans, The West Yellowstone Wolverines and the Philipsburg Prospectors in the Drummond tournament, and Sheridan .will go down the road to Ennis for the Ennis tournament. Trojans clobber Eagles - NEWTON, Mass. (AP) Rodney Peete's passing set up two touchdowns by Aaron Emanuel and a pair of field goals by Quin Rodriguez Thursday night as eighth-ranked Southern Cal whipped Boston College 34-7 in a ' 1988 football opener. Peete, a fifth-year senior who led USC to the Pac-10 championship last year, picked apart BC's secondary while completing 21 of 33 passes for 271 yards and one touchdown. vorite with Ennis, with Twin Bridges, uarainer ana Clyde Park also looming big. Mike Mosolf returns as head coach at Twin Bridges, which competed in the playoffs last year. The Falcons have five returning starters end Andy Nye, quarterback Gary Caprara, running back Tracy Davis and euards Rich Tash and Shawn Kelly. ' ' Lima, coached by the veteran Jack Hutchison, the Bears' bead coach since 1972 will try to survive the season with 11 playersJ The small cast includes seven returning starters' quarterback Dan Brown, linebacker Charlie Brown, defensive end John Stosich, free safety Dallas Jensen, defensive" back Mike Huntsman, offensive guard Branden Thornton and center Sean Estill. , The Bears will open their season at Clyde Park Friday. Skip Morris has six returning starters at West rowstone ranting backs Cam Coffin and Chad Witt-man, quarterback Mark Meyer, nose guard Mark How - stad. Boulder will host Cascade baturaay.

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