The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 10, 1974 · Page 9
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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off-side by ITKI likke Clarke scores In sudden death Flyers ice 3-2 win to even series * '...., ,„.., i.-,.^it» took turns making sp WUdaU fast starter at MSC A 1973 graduate of Rothsay, Jerry Wigdahl is a contributing member of the high-flying Moorhead State College track squad. Th«6-l ISO pound freshman has been used in the distance events for the Dragons during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. A track, basketball and cross-country letter winner at Rothsay, Wigdahl captured the District 23 two-mile and cross-country titles as a prepster. Although his contributions to the Dragon success story have been modest this year, MSC track coach Ron Masani is confident Wigdahl will play a more prominent role in future years "It's a difficult adjustment moving from high school to college track competition," admitted Masanz, "but Jerry is making progress He has shown improvement from the beginning of the indoor season and I am confident he'll continue to improve during his stay at Moorhead State. He has an excellent attitude and his desire to excel will pay huge dividends for him in the future." BOSTON (API - The Philadelphia Flyers, a comparative National Hockey l/eague infant, have come of age in seven short years, confident of knocking off the Boston Bruins for the coveted Stanley Cup. The Flyers broke an old Boston jinx and defeated the Bruins 3-2 Thursday night on Bobby Clarke's hard-earned goal at 12:01 of sudden death overtime, squaring the best-ofscven series Hi one game apiece. "Now thai we've won here, I surely believe we're going to do il," Philadelphia Coach Fred Shero said !>efore leading the JEK«Y WIGDAHL BAUD* JOHNSON MIKE RENDER GARVSABBY Top talent to join FFCC Some of the area's top high school talent has decided to attend Fergus Falls Community College in the fall for the 1974-75 sports Launy Kalpin, Parkers Prairie, plans to participate in basketball and tennis with the Spartans next year. As a senior on the Panther cage team he averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds a game. Kalpin, 6-2 forward-guard, also won a District .22 tennis championship and placed second in Region Six last season. Mike Fender, 6-3 forward for Barnesville High School, averaged 13 points per game during the Trojans' 17-1 season. He was co- captain and was named to the All-Heart 0-Lakes Conference team. Gary Sabby, 6-6 center for Elbow l^ke High School, captained coach Dale Champ's Eagles last season and was voted the team's Most Valuable player. He -was named to the All-Heart O'Lakes Conference team at the end of his senior year. As a senior Sabby averaged 18.8 points in 18 games and pulled down 165 rebounds. He shot a 57 per cent clip from the field. Beck to coach VFW Karl Beck, ex-Fergus High School four-sport athlete, will be back in Fergus Falls this summer to coach the local VFW baseball team according to Bob Lorsung, Senior Vice Commander of VFW Post 612. Beck is currently coaching baseball at Cottonwood High School, Cottonwood is in District 9 of Region 3. After leaving Fergus Falls High School, where he was senior captain in football, basketball, track and baseball, Beck attended Fergus Falls Community College and Concordia College. Deer Creek's Gedde, Wendorf Darrel Gedde of Deer Creek High School will attend U. of M. Crookston Tech in the f all and Gary Wendorf is leaning towards FergusFalls Community College when he leaves Deer Creek. Gedde was named as a nine-roan, All-State football player on • coach Lynn Peterson's Wildcat team. He lettered all four years playing offensive center and defensive linebacker. Wendorf, playing in three sports at Deer Creek, has been all- conference in football, basketball and baseball. Randy Johnson, 6-3 center at Fergus Falls High School is leaning towards the Fergus Falls Community College in the fall. Johnson was named to the WCCO Radio's All-State Basketball Team of the Year folio wing the 1973-74 Otter sea son. While playing on the Otters' squad Johnson averaged 13.6 points and 13 rebounds per game this past season. Kate Weiby ranked in tennis Kate Weiby of Fergus Falls is ranked third in the doubles competition with her partner Ellengary Gutzman in the Northwest Tennis Association. Kate, who was the first girl to play on the boy's tennis team at Fergus Falls High School, is also ranked sixth in singles competition. Northwest Tennis Association is made up from players m Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Kate is a student at NDSU. She is also a member of the college's softball team that won the state girl's title. Kate, along with the rest of the NDSU softball team, will compete in the National Girls' Softball Tournament to be held in Omaha, Neb. May 16-18. Kite shares Houston lead Gmbb hurls one-l for Dodgers By FKF.I) ROTHENBEKfi AP Sports Writer The difference between a ONB-hitter and a NO-hitter is a lot more than the letter K. With one out in the second inning, John Grubb bounced a ground ball up the middle that just tipped off the glove of Ixis Angeles shortstop Bill Russell for a single. It wasn't a big hit. But to Don Sutton, it must have seemed like a GOO-foot home run. "I really wanted to pitch a no- hitter," said Sutton, who pitched the I/os Angeles Dodgers to a G-fl" victory over the San Diego Padres Thursday night. "But I can't complain about the hit Grubb got tonight. 1 threw him a change-up and he did what a good hitter should do— he hit it up the middle." Elsewhere in the major leagues, the Kansas City Royals downed the Texas Rangers G-l; the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Houston Astros 4-1; the Chicago Cubs trimmed the Atlanta Braves 3-1, and the Boston Red Sox blanked the New York Yankees 2-0. Sutton, who owns two other on-hit efforts, struck out five and walked two. Royals 6, Rangers 1 Marty Pattin retired 19 straight batters after Dave Nel- Klyers back home for Games No. 3 and 4 Sunday afternoon and Tuesday night. "This team has so much courage it's unbelievable," Shero said. "I've never had one like il and I'll never have one like it again. This is a once in a lifetime." After dropping a 3-2 decision on Bobby Orr's last minute goal in the series opener, Shero impressed upon the Flyers that they had to believe they could win in Boston. They were 0-17-2 in the Garden since winning on their first visit as an expansion team in November 1967. The Bruins had another statistic going for them: They had never lost a playoff game to a [wsl-1967 team. However, the Klyers apparently got Shero's -you gotta believe" message. '••Now we've got to go into their building and win a hockey game," Boston Coach Bep (luidolin said. "Sooner or later Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Friday, May 10,1974 they were going to win here in the Garden. They won it tonight, and that's what I was scared of." The Bruins, as in the first game, jumped to a 2-0 first period lead on goals by Wayne (ashman and Phil Ks|»sito. Clarke, the [-Myers' team captain, narrowed the count to 2-1 bv deflecting home a shot by IJill KMt early in the second period. Boston, Ihe Stanley tup champion in 1070 and '72, appeared to have victory flinched, even though Philadelphia pulled goalie Bernie I'arenl for a sixth skater with one minute left in regulation time. The I'Tyers' strategy paid off quickly. Eight seconds later de- fenseman Andre Duponl took a passout from Hick Macl.eish and lied the game with a 15-foot shot. , In the overtime, Parent and Boston goalie (lilies Gilbert took turns making spectacular ,aves Parent actually saved the game at the 10-minute mark bv robbing Johnny Bucyk, whose close-up back-hander on a solo rush was smothered. Kusick praised by ex-manager Twins beat farm team 9-3 TACOMA, Wash. (AP)-Cal Ermer, former manager of the Minnesota Twins who now manages the club's top farm team at Tacoma, told Twins President Calvin Griffith Thursday that Craig Kusick is the top man on the Tacoma team. Griffith and the Twins were in Tacoma for an exhibition game with the Pacific. Coast league team. The Twins won the game 9-3, hut Kusick slugged a double to bring in one of the Tacoma runs. "Craig Kusick is the best major league prospect on the club," Ermer said. "In my opinion he will be an outstanding big leaguer. He hits with tremendous power, and he's come a long way as a first baseman. If the Twins are thinking of Kusick as their first baseman of the future, that position will be in good hands for a long time." Griffith confirmed that the Twins are looking to Kusick as their next first baseman. However, it could be a while, as in- cumbent Harmon Killebrew has recently been hitting the ball well again. In Thursday night's exhibition game, Killebrew hit a pair of two-run homers to lead the Twins to victory. Killebrew brought Bobby Darwin home on each of his homers, one in the first inning and one in the fourth. Ijirry Hisle drove in three runs for the Twins. Tacoma stayed even with the Twins in the first inning, with Kusick doubling in Bill Ralston 400 Fergus hockey players to be honored HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Kite parlayed a new putter, a new grip and some new-found confidence into a share of the lead in the Houston Open Golf Tournament. "I'm hitting it so well, I'm so confident about my game, I wouldn't be surprised if I shoot three more rounds just as good as this one.'' Kite said Thursday after his 67 had tied rookie Wally Armstrong for the first round lead in this $150,000 event. Armstrong, such a newcomer to the tour that he hasn't learned about making hotel reservations and had to spend one night this week sleeping in his car, made use of 12 one-putt greens and "my faith in our Lord Jesus," in putting together his five-under-par effort. "1 couldn't have done it without my faith," the 28-year-old Armstrong said. "Please mention that. I give Him all credit ,for any success 1 have." They shared a one-stroke lead over a pair of non-winning tour regulars, Paul Moran and Bob Zender. Moran and Zender each had a 68 in the hot, windy, muggy weather. Tommy Aaron, Rod Curl, Dwight Nevil, Ed Sneed and Terry Ferraro were at 69 with defending champion Bruce Crampton of Australia in a large group at 70. Kile, a consistent money-winner in his brief career but still seeking his first victory, has threatened several times this year and has finished in the top 10 three times. HOUSTON <AP Leaa r=s f.rst ro-joci Scores T-.jrsoav i ire I150.NO HMS'or Coer- Got " TOT, <-.:* V,-ally irrrs-'CXS BOC Zenflfr Roe E3 Snt« W35 t" 3? 3S *' 5532 M 3335-6^ 3S 3' - «« 3S3J 4! son's leadoff bunt single in the first and went on to record his first victory as a Royal with a four-hitter. The loss dropped Texas .003 percentage points behind Chicago and into a tie for second with California. Pirates 4, Astros 1 Jim Hooker's hitting got in the way of his pitching Thursday night. He doubled in the eighth inning and scored on Rennie Stennett's single to finish the Pirates' scoring and bring his record to 2-2. Rooker, who struck out four and walked four before Dave Giusti came on to face the Astros in the bottom of the eighth, said, "I got tired after doing all that running in the eighth inning." Cubs 3, Braves 1 Shortstop Craig Robinson's throwing error on a seventh-inning double play enabled the Chicago Cubs to score a pair of runs and defeat Atlanta. Rick Reuschel pitched a four- hitter. Until the seventh, the game's only run was set up by home run king Hank Aaron's first stolen base of the season. Aaron, who had a season-high of 31 bases in 1963, totaled only six in the past three years. I/ockman said he wouldn't have been embarrassed if the final score were 1-0, "but I'd have been damned angry. Sure 1 know he's W but he's still a yeat ballplayer." Red Sox 2. Yankees 0 Bernie Carbo broke up a scoreless pitching duel between Boston's Luis Tiant and New- York's Pat Dobson with a seventh-inning homer. Over 400 hockey players, many parents and guests are expected to attend the llth Annual Fergus Falls Hockey Association awards night on Monday, May 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Junior High auditorium. Players are asked to sit with their coaches up front. Parents and other guests are asked to sit to the rear. A full house is traditional and late comers are often not seated. The order of presentation will start with the Mites, the youngest group, promptly at 7 and work through the older groups. Parents are encouraged to leave early with their younger children if they wish. Awards given will be for hat tricks, shutouts and league champions, plus special awards, league patches and team pictures. A shutout award is given to a goalie for not permitting an opponent to score in a complete game. A player receives a hat trick award for scoring 3 goals in a game. The term, "hat trick," , originated in England in cricket competition centuries ago. When the "bowler," or pitcher, dismissed three batsmen with three consecutive "txmls," or pitches, tradition demanded that opponents, teammates and spectators present him with a new hat. The term later was used in reference to any sequence of three in athletics, such as winning three races. In recent times, however, it has been used exclusively in ice hockey to designate three" goals by one player in a game. Kiwanis Mites who will receive shutout awards are Don Hollister, Jerry Bogen, John Schmidt. Tim l^men, John Hultin, Kurt Torkelson, Dan Trajano and Troy Dillabough. Miles receiving hat trick awards will be Bill Kinnunen, Chuck l.undeen, Pete Seltz, Kuskin Golden, Jeff Mehl, John Schmidt, Bruce Torgerson, Monte Berg, Kurt Torkelson, Pat Connelly. Derek Trosvig, Kvle Johnson and Brian Schneider. Rotary Squirt shutout awards will go to Robert Hasting, Mike Don ley, Mike Johnson, Scott Toso, Brian Walker, Todd Eggen, Barry Anderson, Bryan Pochardt, Scott Lucy, Jon Angus, Russ Pastir, Kurk Werner, Curt Olson, Kris Werner, Joel Lunde, Scott Steinbach, Brad Baglo, Pat Lillemon, Steve Noble and Steve Jonas. Rotary Squirt hat trick awards will go to Mark Donley, Todd Rachels, Tom Mann, Mike Oehler, Craig Hedstrom, Brian Torgerson, D. J. Johnson, Kevin Stock, Cory Johnson and Tom Ness. Jess Wentler, Greg Ullemon, Mike Andrews and Tom Lundeen will receive hat trick awards for play with the Eagles Squirt traveling team. Pee Wee shutout awards will go to Ron Rieken, Mike Makovsky, John Gervais, Mark Johnson, and Bill Kruger. Pee Wee hat tricks were by Mark Schmidt, Dan Snustad, Doug Becker, Craig Moline, Mickey Johnson, Tony Ness, Brian Bruns, Scott Mesker, Brad Jaeger, James Sorlie, Kent Salwei, Tim Mann, Jeff Melby, George Norlin, Pat Hauge, Huss Walz, Mark Nelson, Randy Barker, Brian Wentworth, John Gervais. Mark Hedstrom and Blain Buseth will receive shutout awards for play with the Elk's Pee Wee traveling team and Mark Cole a hat trick award. Bantam league shutouts were by Tom Schultz, Brian Gail and Joe I/H-sung. Hat tricks were by Craig Woolson, Ricky Johnson, John Reinan, Tom Hanson, Tim Schultz, G. Michael Schultz, Chuck Christiansen, Jeff Kerr, Chuck Schmidt, Dan I-arson, Matt Denley, Carey Rudt>, Mark Kerr and Carey Boldenow. The VFW Bantam traveling team had shutouts by Peter l-ar'son and Mark Ferber and a hat trick by Paul Bjorklund. and Danny Walton coming home on a sacrifice fly by Jim Fairey. However, the Twins scored two more runs in Ihe second inning and broke the game wide open with five runs in the fifth. Kusick last year was named the Twins' top farmhand after batting .305 in 144 games at Tacoma, hitting 27 home runs am! driving in 104 runs. However, the Twins didn't think he was quite ready this past spring, so they sent him back to Tacomu. He now is hitting .390, with seven home runs and 30 runs baited in this season. Kusick, who attended I/a Crosse, Wis., State College and now lives in I,a Crosse, was not especially happy to return to the minor leagues this year. "I was upset when I heard that the Twins were thinking of moving Rod Carew to first," Kusick said. However, Ermer took Kusick aside and assured him that if Carew did play first base, it would not be on a long- term basis. "I see where Harmon is really hitting the ball again," Kusick said. "I want to play with Ihe Twins, but I'd also like to see Harmon hit'600 home runs. Killebrew now has 550. • The Twins take on the Athletics tonight in Oakland, with Bert Blyleven, 3-3, scheduled to pitch for Minnesota in the first game of a' three-game series. Boston Kansas Orly 1. H*H City «. Bosion at M,l*auk« York 0 .. Texas I scheduled ay's Games at Cleveland, Detro.t, N al Ne* York. M^eMla'V'o".^.*. I Kansas Cilv al Caliiwni Friday's Games Baltimore (McNally J- 1 C'.evelano (Kline 33). N Boston (Wise I!> * l aoiicn lit. N Detroit Ne« Ycrk Chicago (Bahnsen ,.. SI). N California (Ryan Minnesota <B '' : 75? U 3 Oakland [Hunter 5-21.N Saturday's Games Baltimore al Cleveland Milwaukee al New York Bcslon at Detroit Minnesota at Oakland . Kansas Cily at California. Ch'caso at Texas. N National League East , St. Louis pnilapliia Moitreal Cnicago Ntfi York Piltsburgh W< Los Armeies Houston San Fran Cincinnati Atlanta San Diego Thursday's Pet. .571 .500 .476 v 12 14 13 16 IB Results M » '3 . .533 .'» .MB J38 2'I 3 5 5'; Chicago 3, Atlanta Piltsburgh 4, Houston I Los Angetfs 6. San Diego 0 Only games scheduled Friday's Games New York (Kcosm«n 301 at Chicago <Hooton 1-21 San Francisco [Ca'.dwell 5-1) al Atlanta IN'ekro 331. N Piltsburgh (Brelt 22) al pnlladelphia [Ruinven I 1). N- Houston [Dierker 21) al Cincinnati [Kirby 131. N SI. Louis (Foster 1-2) at MOn treal (Rogers l-ll. N Los Ancjeles (John 51) at San Diego (Freisleaen 30), N Saturday's Games San Francisco at Atlanta New York at Chicago Houston at Cincinnati St Louis at Montreal Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. N Los Angeles al San Diego, N Celtics one game away from basketball title Air-supported dome planned at Memorial MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. lAPi—The University of Minnesota Board of Regents heard a progress report Thursday on a plan to put an air-supported dome over Memorial Stadium. Regent John Yngve. Plymouth, said the plan is very much alive but needs the backing of public officials in the Twin Cities area. "Il seems to be a reasonable alternative to solve a problem for the community and the university," Yngve said. The $35 million project was proposed more than a year ago but has progressed no further. It could serve as a football home for both the Minnesota Gophers and the Minnesota Vikings, with 65,000 seats under the weatherproof dome. James F. Brinkerhoff, university vice president, told the regents the concept is now under review by a southeast Minneapolis citizens group, university faculty and the Minneapolis Planning Department. The dome is technically feasible but no engineering plans have been developed. Brinkerhoff said a similar dome being constructed in Tennessee may give more answers on how the concept works out in practice. Yngve said taxpayers cannot afford a domed stadium for football use only. The Memorial Stadium dome would be part of a larger project to remodel the stadium into a year-round facility for use by students. University officials say it could not be used for football practice by either the Gophers or Vikings, since that would detract from student use. Brinkerhotf said the project could be financed by a combination of Viking rental fees, gifts of up to $10 million and income from concessions. It was implied that beer and "liquor, now banned at the stadium, would be made available to boost concession income and meet the demands of football fans. Yngve said some sponsoring agency would be needed to issue bonds and guarantee bond payments, in case Viking rentals fell short or the leam decided lo leave. The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul could band together under the Joint Powers Act for a bond sale, Yngve said. In effect. Yngve said. Ihe project is a good answer but will remain in limbo until the public and public officials get behind it. University officials said there is no intent to ask the legislature for stadium funds. Brinkerhoff said that would be "inappropriate" since the university considers other building needs a higher priority. Gophers to play five games MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota baseball team is scheduled to play five weekend games during a respite from conference competition. Minnesota is tied with Iowa for the Big 10 lead and needs victories at Illinois and Purdue next weekend to earn a second straight conference championship. Gopher third baseman Mike Fitzenberger is the leading hitter in the league with a .453 average and junior right-hander Ken Herbst ranks high in pitching statistics with a 3-0 league mark and a 1.66 earned run average. Minnesota is scheduled to host a Saturday alumni game sandwiched between home doubleheaders with College of St. Thomas, Friday, and I-a Crosse i \Vis.> State. Sunday. BOSTON (AP) — Just five years ago, one of the greatest dynasties in sports history crumbled when Bill Russell quit as player-coach of the Boston Celtics. Now, with Coach Tommy Heinsohn calling the shots and Dave Cowens at Russell's old center position, the Celtics are back—ju st onc victory from being all the way back. With a 3-2 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics seek their first National Basketball Association championship since 1969 and their 12th in history tonight in the sixth game of the best-of-seven series at Boston Garden. "We're going to jvin it," Heinsohn said confidently. "On any-given night either team can win, but we've beaten them twice on their court and now we're back in Boston." "We've put a lot of pressure on ourselves, but it's not over yet," countered Milwaukee Coach I-arry Costello. "We had the same pressure here | fourth game) last Sunday and we won. However, we've got our work cut out." There's a great difference in the Celtics' style from the Russell era. With Russell revolutionizing the game with his defensive genius, the Celtics won 11 NBA titles in 13 years on the shooting of such greats as Bob Cousy, Bill Sherman, Sam Jones ami Heinsohn. Now, as Cowens says, "this is a different ball game." The Celtics have shocked the mighty Bucks with a press all over the court. Don Chancy and Jo Jo White, the regular back- court partners, lead the har- rassment which has slowed Milwaukee in all but one of the first five games. "We've never pressed like this, it's phenomenal," Cowens said. '-During the regular season we play a bother press, but this is a different ball game now." The Bucks know what to expect—the press, Cowens shooting from outside to draw tall Kareein Abdul-Jabbar from under the basket. However, they have been frustrated, particularly so in a pivotal fifth game loss, 96-87, in Milwaukee Tuesday night. "We can do better," Heinsohn said. "The adjustment pe- riod is over for both teams. Now it's execution. We've just got to have everyone play to his ability." "We have to keep playing hard," Boston team captain John Havlicek said. "If we do, •we can take all summer to relax." Havlicek, who helped the Celtics to championships in the 1960s before becoming the undisputed team leader, has lived up to.the superstar role in the series. Although 34, he has played 231 of the 245 minutes. His play in the fifth game was typical: 47 minutes, 28 points, nine rebounds and all-around court general. 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