Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 16, 1972 · Page 33
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 33

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 16, 1972
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5C-- July 16, 1972 LADY~ LUCK MORGANTOWN-Lady l u c k plays an important role in everyone's life at one time or another. The life of 20 year-old Nathaniel Isish Stephens Jr. is no exception. Nearly four years ago his father, Nathaniel ST., was one of 21 lucky coal miners to be rescued from the exploding Farmington No. 9 coal mine, which claimed the lives of 79 men. Just 17 days later, the elder Stephens and his wife watched proudly as their son, Nate Jr., inked a football grant-in-aid with West Virginia University. Now in the summer of 1972 plans are being finalized for the fast approaching grid season, which' will wind up Nate's collegiate days and possibly his football career forever. It should be an exciting year for Mountaineer fans and hopefully a re-i warding one for the lanky tight end. The 6-3 physical education major believes "we have the potential for a great year." Looking ahead to 1 the' coming action, he claims "it also could be disappointing. We must get the breaks. So much depends on lady luck." Then he adds, "just look back at last fall's Penn State game ·and yon know what I mean." Of course it takes more than luck to have a winning combina- Everything Just Goes Right For WVV Tight End Stephens tion. According to the former the National Football League- Farmington High three sports star, "you must have a great team which is willing to work as a unit. In addition each man must get together 'Hs own confidence to be able to^bandle his duties properly." Stephens is anxiously awaiting the ,'72 action. He feels he's finally gained the confidence necessary to do a great job for the. Mountaineers. : As he, puts it, "now I really feel at home on the field. I believe.that I can fulfill any duty asked of me by Bernie (Galiffa) and the coaches." When did the Mountaineers second leading receiver of a year ago, realize that -he's ·eady? "Actually, it started to NATE STEPHENS Plans Big Year happen about midway through last season" Stephens recalls. "Then after our spring practice this year, I was sure I'd be set to make a this fall." great contribution IT TOOK NATE a long-time to get his confidence, because of a few events leading up to his college career. . First' was the football tradition at Farmingtqta, which produced two all-Pr'6 standouts in Frank Gatske, a center with the Cleveland 1 Browns, and then famous number 70, Sam was an All-American at West Virginia before becoming an all-Pro linebacker with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins.. Second, a lot of people felt Stephens was choosing the wrong sport. In high school his all-state honors also came oto (he basketball court where he averaged nearly 30 points a game. In addition, Nate's first cousin Hubie Bryant of Pittsburg was winding up a college career at Minnesota and moving on to pro football. Upon arrival on the campus in Morgantown, the 170 pound split end found himself surrounded by players with outstanding credentials including All-America and aB-state honors. Compounding the issue was the fact that during the frosh season, the team stayed primarily on the ground. Nate caught just one pass that year. AS A SOPHOMORE in 1970, playing behind Chris Potts, Stephens managed to catch 16 aerials for 356 yards, but he failed to score. He had a chance to against Maryland, but with only 25 yards left and a clear field ahead he fumbled the football. Last fall Head Coach, Bobby Bowden and staff was presented with the task of finding a suitable replacement at tight end tor graduated All-American Jim Braxton, now of the Buffalo Bills. Because of his size ajuj blocking ability, Stephens was the logical choice. Nate is happy about moving to tight end. "With all the speed coining up in such players as Harry Blake, I figured I'd have more of a chance to play at the new position," he Says. He -responded by catching 24 passes for 393 yards and two I D s . . . his first since high school. His totals came in just eight games as the missed three because of an mjnry. Besides gaining confidence, the glue-fingered pass catcher has added nearly 25 pounds to his 6-3 frame, which will help fall when he has to battle the giant collegiate linemen. He hopes to add five more putting him at 210 when the whistle blows s t a r t i n g the opener against Villanova. Now if lady luck will just co-operate. St. Albans Basketball T«am ' W L Team W L Bill Miller t. 1 Bank of St. A. 2 2 Pacifico 3 1 Kan. Banking 2 3 St. A. Supply 2 1 Dutch Standard 0 4 Top scorers: 1--Wlndell Morrison, Dutch Standard, 22.0; 2--Henry Dickerson. Bank of S. A., 21.7; J--Gary Gresor, S. A. Supply, 20.0; t--Bobby Wesley, Pacifico, 18.7; 5--Tex Williams, Bill Miller, 18.0; t--Tom Neal, Bank of S. A., 17.2; 7--Steve Qulnn, Bill Miller, 16.0; 8--Ron Dean, S. A. Supply; 16.0; 9--Jim Chambers, S. A. Supply; 15.5; 10--Terry Martin, Pacifico, 14.6. AAU Track Meet Slated July 29 At W.Va. State BUCK DAWSON Meet Director Craig Wins Limited Run At Riverside CHESAPEAKE, Ohio -- Warring West Virginia race car drivers, who vowed to prove that auto racing is not dead in the area, put on their first free show at Riverside Speedway Friday night. ·Huntington's Roger Craig and Junior Spencer of Portsmouth, Ohio, woti-the two main divisions before a capacity crowd of 4,000. The drivers are boycotting International Raceway Park in Ona. ' Craig won the limited sportsman division with a-'16.21 timing, while Spencer's 15.39 time was'good for first in- the late model sportsman class. Limited Sportsman FMlurt Roger Crals, '64 Falrlane; Junior Adkins, '61 Ford; Gerald Womack, '57 Chevrolet; Gary Carroll, '55 Chevrolet; Jtrry Llpscomb, '57 Chevrolet; Gary Lawson. '57 Chevrolet; Frank Hanson, '56'Chevrolet; Mac McKinney, '58 Ford; Lynn Wlsnewskl, '56 Chevrolet; John Flowers, '57 Chevrolet. Lilt Model Future Junior Spencer, '64 Chevelle; JacKle Scites, '62 Chevrolet; Joey Heck, 1 U Chevelle; Ron Harshbarger, '64 Chevelle; Dave Webster, '55 Chevrolet; Jim Stover, '66 Chevelle; John Henson, '64 Chevelle; Herk Herber, W Chevellei First Hut Race Limited Sportsman -- Mac McKinney, '56 Ford;' John Flowers, '57 Chevrolet; Gary Carroll, '55 Chevrolet; Lynn Wis- r»wskl, '56 Chevrolet; Gerald Womack, '57 Chevrolet; James Mathlas, '65 .Chev rolet. Second Heat Late Model Sportsman--Jackie Scites, '62 Chevrolet; Ron Harshbarger, '6J Chevelle; Jim Stover, '66 Chevelle; Herk Hnrber, '67 Chevelle; John Henson, Chevelle. Third Heat Limited Sportsman--Frank Henson, '57 Chevrolet; Gary Dawson, '57 Chevrolet; Jerry Lipscomb, '57 Chevrolet; Junior Adklns, '61 Ford; Roger Craig, '64 Fair lane; Nicky Fisher, '62 Dodse. Four. Car Disk Junior Spencer, '64 Chevelle; Ron Harshbarger, '64 Chevelle; Jackie Scites, '62 Chevrolet; Herk Herber, '68 Chevelle. An AAU track meet will be held Saturday, July 29, at West Virginia State College. The meet promoters are hopeful that a Kanawha Valley Track Club will be an outgrowth of the event. West Virginia State coach Buck Dawson will be director of the meet, which will begin at 5:90 p.m. Entry fee is 50 cents and 1 all entrants must have an AAU card: These may be purchased at the meet for $1. Plaques will go to first place PAUL HODGES, assistant track coach at Sissonville High School and assistant meet director, said the meet was organized with the encouragement of the West Virginia Track Club, coach Dawson. and John Welch, former West Virginia University and Herbert Hoover High runner. "We are hopeful that this will be the start of a growing interest in track in this area," said Hodges. "From this beginning ond and third place winners and ribbons will give to the third, fourth and fifth place winners. The meet will be sanctioned for junior and senior high school athletes by the Secondary Schools Activities Commission (SSAC). However, in keeping with SSAC regulations, awards will not be presented to junior or senior high participants. : Events will include a master's mile for persons over 30, regular mile, 880-yard run,' 440-yard run, 100 and 220-yard dashes, 120-yard high hurdles, 180-yard low hurdles, shot put, discus, high jump, long jump and a three-mile run. The latter will be held in two divisions--open and high school. The high school division will include those 'athletes who graduated this year. Boys Club Loop Scorers Go Wild Hubert Scruggs pjtmred in 47 points to lead his Caps to a 102100 Boys Club Summer Basketball League win over the Nets Saturday. The win was the Caps' first of the season and offset Dwight Campbell's game high 55 points for the losers. In other play, the undefeated Oaks tripped the Suns 115-102 behind Nate Acoff's 68 markers. Howard Calfee tallied "only" 47 for the Suns. Whiffleball action continued with the Astros slugging the Giants fr-3 and the Mets bombed the Reds 13-3. winners, medals will go to sec- w hope to see a local track club formed which will sponsor more meets, along with road races and jogging groups." Hodges said athletes from junior high to over 30 are encouraged to participate regardless of ability. If there are enough entrants, -races may be divided into categoric* based on age or time*. However, awards will be given for tot open class only. Mi's. T. L. Bolifl, owner of the H 4 B Inc. firm, u underwriting the cost of the awards. For additional information, contact Dawson at West Virginia State or Hodge* at M Riverside Dr., South Charleston. REVOLUTIONARY! TAMBOURED PROCESS! 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