The Times from San Mateo, California on February 8, 1975 · Page 23
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The Times from San Mateo, California · Page 23

San Mateo, California
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Saturday, February 8, 1975
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But Arthur Sherman Loves It Soturdoy, Prt. 8. W75 THE Times SonMolw--29 Tough Way To Make a Buck By GARRY NIVER Times Sports Writer Taking everything into consideration, it was a pretty depressing day. Other than the fact that it was Friday, there was little to be thankful for. ' The sun was being held captive behind a steel gray wall and a pesky drizzle, which didn't even have enough nerve to break out into a bonafide rain, only added to the dismal atmosphere at Golden Gate Fields. , But for San Mateo jockey Arthur Sherman, it was the happiest day of the new year. Inside his trim little body the sun was shining, the birds were singing and everything was coming up roses. Sherman, fot the first time since Dec. 23 of last year, was putting food oh his family's table. He was once 'again legitimate. Gainfully employed. A member of respectable society. Sherman, you see, is one of those marginal riders who comprise the northern California jockey colony: He doesn't ride that many horses and he doesn't get those expense paid trips to ride horses at Santa Anita once Bay Meadows closes. To put it truthfully, Sherman's 1974 earnings would probably qualify him for food stamps. "You'd be .surprised how many riders barely make a living," the happy-go-lucky rider said. "All you ever read about are the Pincays and the Shoemakers, and everyone thinks that we're little millionaires. "My total earnings last year were 910,000. And I haven't made a cent since the Bay Meadows meet closed in December," he revealed. "You have to'allot your money out and live on what you made during the rest of the year. Jockeys, you see, don't qualify for unemployment insurance because they are self-employed." And the expenses incurred by a rider almost make the occupation prohibitive for a rider of Sherman's status. (See Page 25, Col. 1 ·»«W «"'«· '·' _ ,, _ ARTHUR SHERMAN 9 Cats Hand Hfflsdale First Loss By CHRISTOPHER STAVE Times Sports Writer San Mateo High's basketball team, which has struggled at times despite its second-place standing in the Mid-Peninsula League, issued a clear warning Friday night. The warning -- watch out in the playoffs. San Mateo, luxuriating in the confines of its own miniscule gym, handed Hillsdale its first loss of the MPL campaign, 81-65. Hillsdale was 10-0 going in, and had already wrapped up the round-robin title. So the pressure was off for the Knights. , But the game was important for San Mateo, because it proved to the Bearcats something other coaches already knew -- if San Mateo gets hot, it can thump almost anyone. The last time the two teams had met, Jan. 15, the shorter Hillsdale team controlled the boards, controlled the pace of the game, got high-percentage shots, kept the Bearcat offense clogged away from the lane and took a 53-52 win. But Friday night Hillsdale altered its style slightly --and fatally. The Knights played San Mateo's game. The pace was accelerated. San Mateo penetrated, swept the boards and put Hillsdale in drastic foul trouble before the end of the first half. In the first quarter Hillsdale shot from further out than usual, with poor results; San Mateo's sharpshooters put the Bearcats out front 18-9. In the second quarter Hillsdale seemed to be in dire straits. Front liners Mike Dunn, Terry Batchelder and John Recker were already in foul trouble. Dunn and Batchelder sat down -- but San Mateo eventually got into foul trouble of its own, and could not press the advantage. Hillsdale's subs handled San Mateo's, forcing six straight turnovers and cut a point off the Bearcat lead by the half. Early in the third quarter, only two Hillsdale starters were in, San Mateo was devastating on the boards, and broke a Hillsdale press, pushing the lead up to 41-28. Dunn re-entered the game for Hillsdale to score 12 points in the period. He'd get the ball in the lane and wheel to the basket or dish off to a forward for a gimme -- the sort of thing Hillsdale does best. San Mateo forward Sylvester Pritchett and guard Mark Jackson, the Bearcats' hottest hands, collected their fourth fouls and departed, but returned for the fourth period. San Mateo committed two turnovers and missed two layins, and Hillsdale guard Mike Stockwell got a three- point play to bring Hillsdale within seven, 58-51. Hillsdale stayed within seven for a brief time. Both centers, Dunn and San Mateo's Mike Jett, fouled out -- but first Jett threw in six fourth-quarter points. Hillsdale couldn't afford to lose Dunn in the middle. Then Jackson had the floor to himself, and kept opening up Hillsdale's normally tight defense like a pop- top can. His assists and forward Dave Savidge's muscle on the boards pushed the lead up and up -- it was 79-61 at one point. There were 56 fouls whistled and 74 free throws taken. Hillsdale's Stockwell led all scorers with 21; Dunn had 13 and John Recker 10. San Mateo got more balanced scoring than usual, with four players in double figures. Pritchett had 20, Savidge 19, Jackson 14 and Jett 10. Hillsdale is now 10-1, San Mateo 8-3; both finish the regular season next week, and both will be in the upcoming playoffs. San Mateo took the frosh-soph game 53-38; Bearcat Dave Hunt captured a school single-season scoring record, with over 200 in 11 games. Hlllsdale » 17 San Males II 14 22 17-45 24 23-il Hlllidala -- Stockwell 7 7-14 21, Lucas 0 2-3 2, Dunn 4 5-7 13, Recker 5 0-1 10. T. Batchelder 1 2-4 4, Christen 2 2-4 6, Lazzarotti ] 2-2 4, V. Batchelder 1 0-0 2 Smith 0 1-2 1, Shaw 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 21-34 65. ban Mateo - Pritchett 8 4-8 20, Jackson 6 2-2 14, Jett 3 4-8 10, Savidge 6 ' i - 1 9 McNary 1 2-2 4, Trotter 2 2-3,6, Waoflener 1 0-0 2, Ream 0 2-2 2, MoncheK 0 4-4 4. Totals: 27 27-40 81. Total fouls - Hillsdale 3D, San Mateo 26. Fouled out: Dunn, Recker, T.. Batchelder, Pritchett. FROSH-SOPH San Matto 53, Hlllidilt 31 TJhe UTi SPORTS EXCUSE AAE ' Tlm « n °° bv; Jot w stor *V) Hillsdale guard Mike Stockwell (10) tries to drive past San Mateo's Bob McNary. Stockwell was the game's high scorer with 21 points, but to no avail. Will Trend Terminate? Warriors Host Phoenix Seeking to reverse a losing t r e n d w h i c h is r e a c h i n g major proportions the Warriors host Phoenix at 8 p.m. t o n i g h t at the Oakland Arena. Golden State has lost five of its last six games. The team has not beaten a playoff contender since the 'AH Star game break. The Warriors have beaten Phoenix two of three times this season. In fact, Golden State has feasted off Pacific Division teams, posting a 13-5 record against its rivals so far en route to a 31-21 mark. In their final 30 games of the 1974-75 campaign, the W a r r i o r s meet division rivals 13 times. Hope Golf Leader Bies 'Deserves' to Win One · PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- There was a rather wistful quality to Don Bies' voice as he observed: "I feel that somewhere along the way I deserve to win one." He hasn't yet. In six full years on the pro golf tour the slender, soft-spoken, 37-year- old Bies has won more than $280,000 in prize money -but he has yet to collect a title. He took a major step in the right direction Friday, though, when he slipped, almost unobserved, past suddenly scrambling Johnny Miller and into the third- round lead in the $160,000 Bob Hope Desert Golf Classic. Bies, a low-key type who attracts no galleries, has no idiosyncracies, dresses conservatively and blends into the crowd, took his surprise lead with a six-under-par 66 that vaulted him one stroke in front of the phenomenal Miller and Tom Shaw, a still- bubbly character despite three years of trials and troubles. Bies had a 54-hole total of 204, 10 under par with 36 holes to go in this unique, five-day, 90-hole event that is spread over f o u r desert courses. Miller, who established a three-stroke lead after two rounds and appeeard ready .to score another runaway victory, and Shaw were one '·· back at 205. Miller went to a scrambly par 72 and Shaw had a 69. John M a h a f f e y , Jerry Heard and veteran Miller . Barber'were one more back at 206. Heard had a four- under-par 68, Mahaffey and Barber each a 69. Don Bies 71-67-66--204 Tom Shaw 70-66-69-205 Johnny Miller 64-69-72--205 John Mahaffey 1...70-47-49--206 Jerry Heard 6B-70-4B-206 Miller Barber 68-69-«»--206 Mac McLendon 66-68-71-207 Tim Jenkins 66-71-71--208 Alan Taple 68-71-49-208 MlkeReasor 69-72-67-208 Bob Murphy 74-67-67--208 Bobby Wadkins 73-49-67-209 Dave Hill 70-68-71--209 Billy Casper 75-68-66-209 Jim Marshall 72-48-49--209 Bobby Nichols 69-72-69--210 Jerry McGee 70-71-69-210 Bruce Crampton 66-69-73--210 George Knudson 69-72-69--210 Bud Allln 68-72-70--210 Arnold Palmer 68-72-71--211 Dwlght Nevll 49-69-73-211 Rod Curl 73-49-69-211 Bod Linger 75-69-67-211 Dave Stockton 73 l 69-*»-211 Roger Maltble 70-73-69-212 Ray Floyd' :....74-70.68-212 Cnuck Courtney I..71-70-71--212 BUI Rogers 69-68-75--212 Gary Groh ·. 72-69-71-212 Bob Stanton 72 : 67-73-212 Curtis Slffor'd -. 72-70-71-213 Tom Evans k . 72-49-72-213 George Csdle '...: 71-73-69-213 Tommy Aaron 69-70-74--213 John Schlee .-.76-72-65-213 Pat Fitzslmmons 73-73-47-213 OrvMlaMoody :...· 72-71-70-213 Terry Dill .75-48-70-213 What A Defense! Seals Bring Back Memories By HUGH McDONALD Timei Staff Writer The Seals will have some shoring up Of their defense to do before tomorrow afternoon when they play the expansionist Kansas City Scouts in a 2 o'clock matinee-at the Oakland Arena. This was evident last night as at the Arena defensemen gave up the puck three times in a 4-1 defeat by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Seals, who after last season's last place finish vowed to cut down their goals against, find themselves doing the same thing again, surrendering the puck unnecessarily behind their own blueline. The results left them out of the playoffs last spring and their mistakes tonight dimmed their faintly burning hopes of cutting into the 12-point lead Toronto holds over them for the third and last playoff spot in NHL Division 4. "We gave up three careless goals," said hockey director Bill McCreary, who since replacing Marshall Johnston as coach has only two wins in eight games. - The Seals outshot the Penguins 14-6 In the first period, but were unable to solve Michael Plasse in the Pittsburgh net. The Penguins got the only goal of the period when Seals defenseman George Pesut gave up the puck to rookie Pierrie Larouche who went into beat goalie Gilles Meloche for his 21st goal of the season. Present was benched until the second period when he returned to atone for his mistake by laying a perfect clearing pass onto the stick of John Stewart who went in alone to fire the puck past Plasse. . Meloche got an assist on the play, which gave him his fifth of the season and established a new NHL record for goaltenders. Pittsburgh's Centery Line of Syl Apps, Lowell MacDonald and Jean Pronovost took over in the final period, scoring al! three of the Penguins' goals. MacDonald scored just 24 seconds into the period after a boldly cleared pass by Seals' defender was trapped at the point of Pittsburgh defenseman Barry Wilkins. He passed to Apps, whose rebound shot was rapped in by MacDonald. At 4:41 MacDonald skated around defenseman Bobby Stewart and notched his second goal of the nighe night as he cut in front of Meloche and fired a backhander. On Pittsburgh's last goal, Meloche apparently thought he had the puck frozen, but before any whistle went, Pronovost had his 30th goal of the season. The Penguins then put up a stout defense. The frustrated Seals were unable to get any passing plays going and their individual efforts were turned aside easily by a combination of Pittsburgh forecheck- ing and solid defensive work in their own end. ice CHIPS Seals captain Joey Johnston Is conscious of and not (See Page 24, Col. 5) Indoor Soccer Cow Palace Hit By ED CHITTENDEN Times Correspondent Celebrated Kyle Rote, Jr. was there. The fans were t h e r e . And so were the Earthquakes as the 1975 indoor soccer season got underway at the Cow Palace. Friday night. And the Quakes displayed that they were a little more determined to play soccer as they powered to an 8-6 victory over the Dallas Tornados before 11,421 rafter- rocking fans. The matchup displayed everything indoor soccer was supposed to. There was plenty of physical contact, shooting, and, most of all, scoring. The Dallas squad came into the match already having won its regional division and with a reputation of aggressive play and overpowering strength. Speculation was that the Quakes would be pushed around because of their overall lack of size and strength. However, those thoughts were dispelled early as they neutralized much of the Tornado's aggressive play with hustle and finesse. Little Mani Hernandez scored the winning goal for San Jose in the fifth minute of the third period. Johnny Moore and Hernandez came down the field with only one Dallas defender between them and. the goal. Moore took the shot, sending the ball over the goal, returning off the back wall onto the field in front of the goal. Hernandez was right there to push it past helpless Tornado goalkeeper Ken Cooper. Dallas struck back 33 seconds later with a beautiful diving header by player- coach Ron Newman. The match remained close throughout the rest of the third period until A'rchie Roboostoff iced the game for San 'Jose with a goal in the last five seconds of play. "My touch for the ball gave me a real advantage. No way were they going to push me around," explained Hernandez. "I give as much as I receive. The little guy can really have the advantage if he uses his brains. I know when I go up for a head ball I'm not going to usually get it so I use my hips to throw the defender off balance," added the 5-3 hooter. Another little man for the ·Quakes who performed well was defender Davie Kemp. His assignment throughout the match was to cover Mike Renshaw, one of the best indoor soccer players in America. "Renshaw is very quick and tricky. But I kept up with him playing him very tough and aggressive. It worked out pretty well, because by the third period he had worn himself out," c o m m e n t e d Kemp, who scored once. Highly touted Rote also felt the effects of the San Jose defense. The winner of the 1974 Superstars contest ended up the night with only one shot on goal. "My skills will be lessened in the indoor game because my strength is holding my position on defense and using my head. You can't do this in indoor soccer because the boards are too low," admitted Rote. The San Jose forwards showed some first class soc- cer with Paul Child's two goals leading the way. Moore (2), Roboostoff (1), Hernandez (1), and Art Welch dazzled the crowd, as well as the Tornados, with superb ball control and a sharp passing game. However, their major- forte was a barrage of 72 shots on the Dallas goal. Cooper, one of the finest goalies in the NASL, had to literally battle for his survival. And despite the eight goals scored against him he destroyed many 'Quake attacks with courageous stops and acrobatic saves. Next Friday night the Earthquakes will host NASL c h a m p i o n Los Angeles Aztecs. Soccor ScwHtff by PwlMJf Dallas 2 1 1--« Eurthquakn 1 5 2-1 Scoring: Chi Ids (SJ), 2; 0. Renshaw (D), 2; Moore (SJ), 2; DeLong (D), 1; Mltlc (D), 2; Kemp (SJ), 1; B. Demi- Ing (SJ), 1; Hernandez (SJ), 1; Newman (D), 1; Roboostoff (SJ), I. Speier, Barr Also Giants Sign 'The Count 9 Veterans Chris Speier and Jim Barr and one of the San Francisco Giants' most popular new arrivals of 1974, John "The Count" Montefusco, are among the latest players to sign with Giants for the coming baseball season. Montefusco, a right-handed pitcher, came up from .the minor leagues in September and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first appearance. He also hit a home run in his first major league at-bat in that game and went on to post a 3-2 pitching record for the month. Shortstop Speier batted .250 and made the National League All-Star, team a third time. Barr was the leader of the pitching staff with a 13-9 record, 2.74 earned run average and five shutouts. Other signings announced Saturday were those of pitchers Gary Lavelle and John Morris and first basemen Steve Ontiveros and Tony Pepper. Late Sports Bulletins SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Bill Russell, who revolutionized pro basketball with his defensive wizardry, was named Saturday to the National -Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. OSLO (AP) -- Jan Egil Storholt of Norway won the opening 500 meters race of the 1975 World Speed Skating Championships, today at Bislet Stadium with the time of 40.30 seconds.

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