i ^WH' "fstefi Â«***Â«*Â«Â«Â·Â· TUB AROUS Sunday, August 10,1175 Fremont Â· Newark, Calif. Page 1Â» Defense tough in MeeiAii-stars ~ ^ ^ all-star workout .MISSION SAN JOSE'S BOB STEIN BEGINS TO STRIDE AFTER CATCHING PASS Stain it txptcttd to start * tight tnd in Friday's grid dusk By STEVE TAOEVICH OAKLAND - With hard- hitting Terry Markou of Pacific leading the way. the defensive unit of the Alameda County All Stars made it awful hard on the offense during yesterday's two-hour full- scale scrimmage at Lanev College. Markou, who turned out to be a "pleasant surprise" acc o r d i n g to d e f e n s i v e coordinator Pete Michaletos. was all over the field for the defenders, making it difficult for the offense to even get untracked. "I wish I was the defensive coach today." Tony Fardella. the offensive coordinator, said with a laugh during a short break. "They look good. They're reading the keys just like they're supposed to." It wasn't until after the break that the offense started moving, with Steve Noon of Mission San Jose. Thcutis Brown of Skyline and Drew Field of Skyline leading the way. "Noon ran like hell oil there and Field looked good Theotis looked good too" Fardella said. Hayward's Jack Concannon at center was the impressive person working on the offensive line, despite the fad he was going up against Eugene Fortune of Berkeley, the fine middle guard. "Concannon did a super job, but he's so consistent and always there that sometims you overlook a kid like him," Fardella said. Michaletos. who has turned the Alameda defensive unit into one of the best assembled for the annual game with Contra Costa County, said he was "happy as hell with the defense. The linebacking crew did a fine job. "Fortune (at middle guard) and (Doug) Pope (of Uver- more) and Julian Santoyo (at Mission San Jose) also looked good," Michnlelos said Both coaches announced the tentative starters for organic against Contra Costa in Friday at Tak Fudenna Field at 8 p.m. Fardella said tliat Field m quarterback along with Noon and Brown as the running backs would make up the backfield with Charles .Hill of Skyline and Harry Major of Tennyson (he wide receivers. Bob Stein of Mission at tint* end, Stew Stanton of San Lorenzo and Jerry Mend^s of American at tackle. Handy Candelnrio of Moreau and Kri IV l.i Figaniere of Arroyo al guard and Cuncannon at'ren- ter would comprise the line. Defensively. Fortune ill middle guard and I'oue aitl Santoyo at tackle would comprise the down linemen with tlie two outside linebacker s p o t s b e i n g f i l l e d b y B e r k e l e y ' s L a w r e n c e Mi-drew. IXiblin's Troy Kifc erson or Markuu. The inside linebackers would be McNulty and Mike Rocxlvoets of Alameda with R a y f o r d K n b e r s o n t h e monster. The deep three would come from Berkeley's Frank Hog- ere. McClymouds' Andre Wlliams, Livennore's lion Foreman, Hill or Brown. TWO SIX-FOOT 195-pound All-Stars for Alnmrda learn in Tenth Annmil All-Star Classic at lAidcium Stadium in Kremont are Steve Nixm i left I and IXnig Pope. Noon is an All-Kust Hay miming back from Mission San Jose High. Injured early in tin- season he rushed for 4* yards in tin 1 last three Barnes of the year and Ls set for BYU after (lie game Pope is a guard from Uvermore wlw plans to attend Clmbot College. FIVE MISSION VALLEY ATHLETIC LEAGUE PLAYERS LUNGE FOR A FOOTBALL IN PRACTICE"^""TM Ptaytrs are Jerry Mendes (75), Bob Stein (88), Joe McNulty (51), Julian .Santoyo (81), and Steve Noon (It) Curtis has a few ideas MIKE DUCKWORTH ATTEMPTS TO OUTRUN A TRIO OF DEFENDERS IN YESTERDAY'S SCRIMMAGE Duckworth, a graduate of Oakland High of Hi* Oakland Athletic League, teems wre-fooM Â·y Â»Â»v* TMIVICA At Moraga camp Systems 6 go' for Contra Costa MORAGA -- All systems are "go" for Contra Costa County's bid to reap the riches for a second straight year in next week's 10th annual All-Star Football Classic with neighboring Alameda County in Fremont. Lou Guida and Ed.Hall sound more like two prospectors who have just discovered gold in the back hills near here than co-coaches of the Contra Costa squad. The two mentors have dug up 28 "nugget" players to exhibit their skills in the yearly classic, benefiting Cerebral Palsy and the Kiwanis Youth Fund. "Hey." says a vivacious Hall, "what a gold mine. These kids are fantastic. There's so much talent out here, it's amazing. It's just going to be a fantastic game. "I'm not saying this as a PR stunt." he continues. "It's the truth. I don't know what they're (Alameda County I doing, but we're going to be ready to play." Hall's sidekick agrees. Guida. who coached Harry Ells High of Richmond .to an 8-1-2 record last year and an Alameda County Athletic League championship, couldn't be more pleased with the club's trigger-like start during early practice drills this week. "I've seen a lot of positive things in just a short time." says the coach. "The athletic ability of these kids is tremendous Past headlines ONE YEAR AGO - Jim Barr fired up a three-hitter and the San Francisco Giants blanked the Chicago Cubs 3-0 It was Barr's 10th win of the year. The A's lost a 6-2 decision to the Red Sox. * * * FIVE YEARS AGO - The A's swept a doubleheader from the first place Twins, 3-0 and M as Don Mincher collected a single, double and two homers in the twinbill. Joe Morgan's two-run homer in the 10th inning, carried the Astros over the Giants 7-6, but the Giants came back to win the second game, 6-1 as Gaylord Perry won his 16th of the * * * SEVEN YEARS AGO - Tne A's and Washington split, Oakland winning 4-2 and the Senators coming back for a 3-2 decision. The Giants blew a 4-2 lead in the ninth and lost M to the Mete, Juan Marichal getting the loss. and they're all well matured young men. It's enlightening. It's a thrill to coach such good talent." Contra Costa holds the series edge. 6-3, including a thrilling 19-16 win in last year's annual affair. The CC Riders nabbed four of the first five classics, losing the second contest in 1967 and have since see-sawed the game from 1971. Contra Costa has bolstered its attack with three sturdy East Bay Athletic League products. Former San Ramon High standouts Ted Athan and Rich Wright join talented Casev Merrill of Monte Vista on the prized roster. Athan was an honorable mention All-East Bay pick last fall. The 5-7, 150-pounder pulled down 24 passes for 494 yards last fall. "That guy must sleep in a matchbox," chuckles Hall "but boy, can he catch the football. The guy's incredible He's got great speed, blocks well and runs his patterns better than most wide receivers. The kid is really good." Athan has an instant remedy for his miniature proportions "I don't even think about it," he says quietly, "I try to use my size to my advantage. I just try to get open rather than catching the ball in a lot of traffic." The talented pass catcher is confident that he and his Contra Costa compatriots can come up with the ingredients to bury Alameda's hopes. "I'm pretty sure that we should be the favorites." he says "There's a lot of good talent out there. The guvs are really serious on the field." And just the opposite off it? "Yeah, we have our fun," laughs Athan. "It's pretty relaxing. It's just great to be around so many good ball players." Â· Wright thinks he may have been sold short when post season awards were passed out last fall. The 6-2, 230 pound offensive guard was left out of the running when all-league and East Bay awards were presented. Wright has given his stamp of approval after the club's first week of workouts. "We have a great chance of winning " he says. "Everybody's working hard and starting to put everything in place. I'm getting my licks in. I feel like I've been hitting pretty hard. I know I'll be doing my part when we get together next week." Merrill, a last minute replacement for Gary Hargis a College Park guard who withdrew due to an Injury just returned home from New Aealand. The 6-2, 220 pound lineman was competing on a California all-star wrestline team for five weeks. Hall, who is coordinating the offense, has spelled out his game plan for the 10th annual affair. "Let's face it," says the DeLaSalle High coach, "people come to all-star games to see a wide open brand of ball and we intend to see that they get it. The name of all-star football as far as I'm concerned, is passing." JACKSONVILLE, FLA (UPI) - U.S. wrestling will have to come out of the Dark Ages if the United Stalls hopes to compete international^, according to Don Curtis, a brawny expert on the (jrunt- and-groan sport. "If we are going lo continue to take part in international wrestling we're going to have to stop using folk-style wrestling." said Curtis, 48. a former grapplcr himself. Curtis, who now promotes pro wrestling in .Jacksonville, is Florida district wrestling chairman for the AAU. a member of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Committee and c h a i r m a n of the Florida s u b c o m m i t t e e o f t h e President's Committee on ' International Athletics. Earlier this year he led an AAU-sponsored wrestling team to the Soviet Union for a series of six matches and then hosted the Russian team when it returned the visit here. The predominate idea in U.S. wrestling is control, Curtis said. "But this isn't so in international wrestling," he said. "The rules have been altered dramatically. The object is to make it more exciting, to make it a better spectator sport." Under the new rules, which became effective last Jan. I. Curtis said the wrestler who stalls will be penalized points. "If you are not constantly moving and trying something they're going to hit you." he said. Also, he said, virtually all scoring is done now by putting your opponent in positions where he can he pinned. Both shoulder blades must be touching the mat for one second for a pin to be awarded. Curtis refereed during the Russian tour and thus became closely acquainted with the latest techniques, including the "throw of grand amplitude," which consists of throwing an opponent over your head when both his hands! feet and knees are off the ground. Properly executed-and the Russians, Curtis said, are already masters at it--it's worth an extra point. C u r t i s p r e d i c t e d the Russians will introduce a new style of wrestling called "sambo" in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. He described it as a combination of judo and freestyle wrestling. "They will use a lot of throws, sweeps and a lot of that judo stuff," he said. "They invented it." Curtis wants an upgrading and standardization of US. wrestling coaching. He siid most A m e r i c a n college c o a c h e s e a r n e d ( h e i r reputations by leaching an outmoded style of the hanil- lo-hand combat. In Russia, he noled. a head coach tenches all the coaches inaparticularurea. "They i t h e R u s s i a n wrestling coaches) have !o know and tic able to teach everything in a manual," he said "All (heir wrestlers are exposed to it, even though they may not use every move." The Russian coaches iil.so use computers for statistical studies of their pupils/Curlis said. Curtis feels that .something should he done to encourage American iimiilcur wrestlers to remain in competition after (heir college da vs. "Our wrestlers wrestle in one Olympics and never wrestle again. If thai happened in Russia they'd send Hie guy to Siberia." 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