Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 27, 1974 · Page 22
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Panama City, Florida
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Thursday, June 27, 1974
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fttiWS'HbK/tLUt PWMIIIM 1IIV, r lit,. I MlfMrtHV. .IflNP ti\ Itfrt MftBO M Lhns Is In Deadlock WIMBLEDON, England (UPI) - Secbnd-seeded Chris Evert of Ft. Lauderdale, Pla„ and unseeded Lesley Hunt of Australia fought one of the great women's duels Of this or any other Wimbledon tennis championship Wednesday night until darkness stopped play at one-set all and $9 in the third. . For two hours and , 40 minutes, the 19-year-old American and her powerful blonde rival hammered at each other with every shot in the book, with every possible change of tactic on a court slippery from early rain and in unseasonable Cold, until they were halted. Miss Evert won the first set 84, Miss Hunt the second 7-5. In the three men's second round matches c o m p 1 e t e d, three, of the top four seeds advanced. Top seed and title favorite John Newcombe of Australia beat compatriot Geoff Masters, 9-8, 6-3, 8-6; second choice Ille Nastase of Romania defeated, Brian,Gottrle of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 6-3, 6-2,9-8; and Stan Smith of Sea; Pines, S.C., the fourth pick, beat Bob Maud of South Africa, 64,6-1,6-2. Nearly 16 hours of non-stop rain caused a lengthy delay In the start of play; and when the Eight-Year-Old Registers Ace ' IRVING, Tex. (UPI9 - Robbie Chambers, an 8-year-old Irving golfer, for one month, selected a driver and hit it as hard as he could because he didn't think he could reach the 126-yard 12th hole at Las Colinas Country Club during a round early this week. The boy was so sure he'd leave the ball short of the green that.the foursome ahead was still putting. They watched Robbie's ball hit short, roll onto the green and into the cup for a hole in one. The ace set the record for the youngest in north Texas, but fell short of the national record, believed held by Tommy Moore of Hagerstown, Md., who posted one at age six in 1968. West Germany, Holland Win FRANKFURT, Germany (UPI)—Holland crushed Argentina, 4-0, and West Germany defeated Yugoslavia, 20, YVdnesday to confirm their roles of World Soccer Cup favorites and take a big step towards a July 7 title meeting. Brazil edged East Germany, 1-0, to join the Dutch at the head of the Group A standings and Poland, thanks to a superb penalty save by goalie Jan Tomaszewski, defeated Sweden, 1-0, to share the Group B lead with the West Germans. Paced by two goals from Johan Cruyff and accompanied by thunder, lightning and heavy rain, Holland dissected the Argentine defense at will in front of a cheering crowd of 70,000 in Gelsenkirchen. Cruyff began and ended the Dutch scoring. In between, ud Krol and Jonny Rep adding tallies to make it a rout. The South Americans who 2adly missed Carlos Babington in midfield. West Germany restored its confidence in Dusseldorf after losing to East Germany in the first round as Paul Breitner and .center forward Gerd Mueller scored the only goals of the game. Breitner unleashed a hammering drive from 35 yards out to put West Germany ahead, 10, and with the Yugoslavs committed to attack, Mueller sent home a typical opportunist goal on a rebound through a thin Yugoslav defense. In Stuttgart, Tomaszewski, the man who defied England at Wembley in the qualifying competition, pulled off two acrobatic saves to keep Poland's perfect record intact. Grzegorz Lato scored just before halftime to join team mate Andrzej Szarmach as the tournament's highest individual scorer. When Jerzy Grogon brought ,| down Conny Torstensson in the Polish penalty area Stephan Tapper hit the penalty hard just Inside the post. But Tomaszewski anticipated it brilliantly and flung himself down to finger-tip the ball around the post. Minutes later he was in action again, changing direction in mid-flight to stop a back-header by one of his own teammates. Ruvellno came to Brazil's rescue against East Germany in Hannover with the shot which has become his trade rji'ark—a bullet boot from a freeklck just outside the penal ty area that rocketed through a tiny gap in the East Germans' defense wall and left goalkeeper Jyrgen Croy motionless in amazement. weather finally broke, only four of the 14 courts were playable. The light was poor throughout and, in the end, tournament Referee Capt. Mike Gibson was forced to call a halt even though the Evert-Hunt match was on the brink of a decision. It was Gibson who had ordered play to start because the 18,000 spectators In the grounds would not have received a, refund for their $8 tickets. Miss Evert was heavily favored to demolish the 24iyear* old Australian but Miss Hunt has taken at least one set from most of,the big stars In the game and Wednesday her speed and power, came together as they never have before In her career. , The center court crowd, shivering as the temperatures plummeted, gave a standing ovation to the players. There were 11 service breaks In the 50-mlnute first set and sevennnv trlnii8 nlcrdcr.nrrcr Ip ht ot noitvo gnl nt vg , tm- mllp mt ht gnirvih before in her career. v The center court crowd, • shivering as the temperatures plummeted, gave a standing ovation to the players. There were 11 service breaks in the 50-minute first set and seven in the second. Miss Hunt dropped the seventh and. 13th games of the first set on final doublefaults and committed 10 doublefaults during the match, most of them when it hurt. Miss Evert took no chances on the slippery footing but Miss Hunt, with less to lose, ran for everything and had several falls. In the 14th game she almost knocked herself out with a skid Into the net judge's chair and had to rest for a moment. Miss Evert, leading 54, had two set points in the 10th game of the first set but dropped them both on her own errors. She relied on placements rather than smashes early on, a tactic that cost her points since Miss Hunt got to nearly everything that was not smashed safely out of her reach. Miss Hunt dropped her service to open the second set and Miss Evert followed suit with a slice that failed—though the sliced drop was one of her most effective weapons during the match—and with a twohanded backhand that caught the top of the net. The Australian's hitting in this set would not have disgraced the men's events. She scored with forehand and backhand smashes and rifled' an ace at game point to 6-5 that drew a gasp from the spectators. Miss Evert served three love games in the third set but the Australian forced her into many errors in the other games. Smith, winner here two years ago and slowly finding his true form after a disappointing nine months, had too many shots and too much power for Maud. "I feel good. I've been playing pretty well lately," Smith said as he walked off the court. "The conditions were heavy and damp, but better than I expected. Do I feel cold." Maud failed to win a point until midway through the third game of the opening set and never really looked like making a match of it. Newcombe, who said earlier in the day he thought he would win the title if he could survive the first week, had his problems with Masters. With his service not as finely tuned as normal, Masters was able to hit outright winners off Newcombe's second ball, but Newk finally put the match away with a 14th game break In the third set. Nastase, appeared to be cruising home against Gottfried, the, ninth ranked Amerl can who won In excess of $80,000 last year, until he hit a net post In the.thlrd set when aiming to return a drop shot. The Romanian badly hurt his left knee but resumed after a few running repairs. After the mishap, Nastase stopped run* hlng arid the set went to the tie- break,which 1 the Romanian i took 7 points to 2 for this match. MIGHTY YANKEE ...wrestles Dunn Pairings Listed for Church Meet Twelve games are on tap Friday night when the annual Southeastern Invitational church glow! pitch softball tournament t gets under way at Oakland Terrace Park's four fields. ., Six of the eight local entries will be in action the first night. St. John's Catholic is slated to play Bloxham Heights of Tallahassee at 7 p.m. while at the sanie time St. Andrew Baptist meets Smyrna Baptist of Pensacola, St. Andrew Assembly meets Milton First Baptist. The other 7 o'clock game pits Hickory Hammock of mllton against Summit Park Methodist of Pensacola. The 8:30 round finds Central Assembly playing Center Point Baptist of Birmingham while other games at the same time pit Holland Creek Baptist of Phenix City against Lakeview Baptist of Tallahassee, defending champion and two-time state champion St. Mary's Catholic of Pensacola against Oswltchee Baptist of Fort Mitchell and Woodland Baptist of Phenix City vs. Montgomery First Baptist. Games at 10 find Panama City First Baptist playing United Nazarene of Opelika, Ala., and Hiland Park Baptist playing Opelika First BAptlst plus Trinity Methodist of Talks Break Off WASHINGTON (UPI) Bar gaining talks between National Football League owners -and players broke off abruptly Wednesday, making a strike next Monday a virtual certainty. Federal mediator James Scearce said after a 15-minute discussion with both sides that he had recessed further negot iations subject to his call, to give both sides time "to study the possiblity of alternatives to their positions." But Ed Garvey, the executive director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), and association president Bill Curry said plans for a strike would go into effect immediately and that picket teams had already been designated. "Anybody who crosses our picket line is not neutral," said Garvey. Curry said that from the first day of negotiations the owners had characterized the player "freedom issues" as "anarchy and nothing has changed." Phenix City playing Lakeside Baptist of Birmingham and St. Mark Baptist of Phenix City against Huffman Baptist of Birmingham. The other two local entries go into action Saturday morning at 8. Lynn Haven Methodist plays Myrtle Grove Baptist of Pensacola and Church of God of Prophecy goes against Northside Baptist of Anniston, Als. The other final round of openers match First Christian of Pensacola against Freewill Baptist of Phenix City and Temple Baptist of Tallahassee against Assembly of God Tabernacle or Atlanta. The double-elimination tourney runs all day Saturday, with the final four and possibly five games slated for Sunday afternoon. • Duke Miller Under Bond Duke Miller, controversial wrestler who was recently suspended for allegedly ducking out on a match with Ken Lucas here, will team up with Rock Riddle in a tag team scrap against Lucas and Ricky Fields tonight at Rainbow Garden. Miller, who holds the Gulf Coast championship belt, has been put under $1,000 appearance bond for tonight's match, Promoter Rocky McGuire stated. Dick Dunn and the Mighty Yankee will tangle in a return match, with J.C. Dykes, the Yankee's manager, in his corner. The Yankee's win last week was questioned by Dunn, who requested a return shot. Mike (Hippie) Boyette will face Bulldog Drummond. Drummond, a hefty athlete, looked impressive in his debut here. Johnny Fields will take on the Wrestling Pro No. Two in another match. Action will start at 8:15. Buck Walker Meet on Tap First annual Buck Walker memborial fast pitch round robin softball tournament will be held Saturday at both fields In Lynn Haven. It starts at 10 a.m. There are six teams in the tournament, Panama Ctly's Citizens and Traders, Pensacola's Mets, Belvln and Corry, and Eglln. Turn bath the clock and recaption the real Spirit of America on ;> it HoHfinehutli FREE TENNIS CLINICS HAS A NEW TENNIS PRO John Lucas You're invited to free clinics - advise, tips, pointers - each Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - on the brand new tennis courts at Horizon South. Sharpen up your game and visit the new residental • resort community on the gulf at Panama City Beach - U.S. 98, half mile west of 79, or back beach road (30-A) Welch 'Oral Roberts Presents - a weekly hall-hour program Sporting Goods BONANZA -I 1 :•- : - ff * U <sl it 'f: 1 \ * i N *y ^0& ^^^^^^^^^^ 'Use One of Sears Convenient Credit Plans SHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back Sears DOWNTOWN PANAMA CITY 509 Harrison Ave. —— - - 763-6611 SEARS. KOEBUCK ANb ffi. Open daily 9i30 A.M. 24-Hr. Catalog Sides Service Dial 785-1551

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