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4D --June 6, 1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail · Charleston, ww V.rginia Rodeo Rider Says Of Bucking Bronco By Hal Bock NEW YORK (AP)-When a bucking bronco comes barreling out of a rodeo chute and tosses its rider up, up and away, the result sometimes isn't very pleasant. "It hurts," says cowgirl Sue Pirtle Hays, who has had the broken bones to prove it. "I've had a broken leg, a broken arm, a concussion, a separated pelvis," she said, rattling off her injuries quite matter- of-factly. "I get stepped on regularly. But I get well. They stick a cast on you and send you back." Sometimes, the injuries can be a life and death matter. "Once I swallowed my tongue after being thrown." she said. "They tell me I started turning purple." . A ring clown, trained for exactly that kind of emergency, reached Sue in time to save her. "I rode the next week," she said. Why? "It's the challenge, I guess," said Sue. "It's a thrill to conquer a bull bareback." So, Sue rides. She'll go at Cheyenne, Wyo. next weekend, tuning up for the fourth annual Girls Rodeo Association World Championships scheduled for July 2-4 at Pueblo West, Colo. Sue is among the all-around leaders in girl rodeo standings. She is the current leading money winner in bareback and bull riding and is second in steer undecor- ating. She is, obviously, one of the best of her sex in this dangerous business. "It's no way to make a living but if a person enjoys it, there's no better life," says the 23-year-old, pert brunette. · How much does she love the rodeo life? Enough to continue riding last year though the first eight months of her pregnancy. Ty Andrew Hays was born last December, just six weeks after his mother left the rodeo circuit. "He was late," Sue said. "I could have gone to one or two more rodeos, but 1 thought he'd get here sooner." Sue has been thrown enough times to know how to protect herself. "In bull riding, the safest place is on top," she said. "But when you get to riding, you know sooner or later you're going to land on the ground. Usually, you're thrown clear or underneath. Most of the time, you get clipped with glancing blows. You wind up sore." Mrs. Hays said that an experienced rider knows when the ride is about to end. "You know when you're going and where you're going," she said. "You cover your head, tuck in your shoulders, and hang on," Despite the rough and tumble life, Sue's doctor assured her that there was no special danger to her' baby when she wanted to continue riding during her pregnancy. "It was hard on me physically," she said. "But as long as I felt all right and I wanted to do it, the doctor said I could." Ty Hays is six months old now and sometimes he accompanies his mom and dad, cowboy Drew Hays, to their rodeo dates. He seems to enjoy the scene and Sue wonders if he might grow up to be a cowboy. "He's got no teeth yet," she said. "I tell him, 'If you're going into this business, you might as well stay that way. They'll get knocked out anyway." By Paul Wallace AP Wirephoto Cowgirl Sue Pirtle Hays Holds Son Ty She's Preparing Pirtle Girls' Rodeo Championships 37 HOLES Siderowf Nabs British Am In Sudden Death Playoff 126 Sailors Start Atlantic Odyssey ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Dick Siderowf, a 38- year-old stockbroker from Westport, Conn., sank a six-foot putt at the 37th hole--the first sudden-death hole--Saturday and edged John Davies of England to become only the third two- time American winner of the British Amateur Golf Championship. After seven hours of cut-andthrust match play in this prestigious 91-year-old event, the two men finished the scheduled 36 holes level and the marathon contest went to sudden death. At the 37th hole, Siderowf, who had not been putting well, found his touch and sank one from six feet. Davies, needing a four- foot putt to stay alive, missed. "It was just about the first good putt I had made all day," Siderowf said. "Neither of us played well on the second 18 holes. I guess it was a combination of tension and fatigue. "The worst thing about this champion- ship is not to win it," Siderowf added as he clutched the big silver trophy. "I'm sorry for John Davies. The pressure is so great on an occasion like this. "There is so much that goes with winning, and so little that goes with losing." Siderowf, who previously won the title in 1973, joined Lawson Little, 1934-35, and Frank Stranahan, 1948-50, as American twotime champions here. The final, watched by a gallery of 2,000 on the Old Course at St. Andrews, was one of the most exciting in this ancient tournament. The struggle swayed back and forth through the long day, with each player leading in turn but neither getting more than two holes ahead of his rival. Siderowf remained cool in every situation and never showed a trace of emotion. He played the 6,914-yard course in a par 36-36--72 in the morning, but was three over par for the second 18 holes. Pauley Captures Big Buck Contest Dennis Pauley of Rt. 7, Charleston, won first place in the typical division in the Big Buck contest for 1975. it was announced Saturday. Pauley and other deer hunters received recognition at the state convention of the Izaak Walton League, which was held in Greenbrier County this weekend. Pauley's deer, which was killed on Alum Creek in K a n a w h a C i t y , scored 158 3/8 points. Winner in the non-typical division was C. E. Sizemore of Itmann, who killed a deer in Wyoming County that scored 158 7/8. Certificate winners in the typical division were Mike Montgomery of Glenville, deer killed in Gilmer County; Clark Auvil of Kerns, deer killed in Tucker County; Tom Derrick of Sissonvilie, deer killed in Clay County; and Rich Baumgardner of Rowlesburg, deer killed in Preston County. ' The scores of the 1975 entries were low compared to previous winners, a contest spokesman said. The contest is co-sponsored by the Ikes and the Department of N a t u r a l Resources. PLYMOUTH, England (AP) - The biggest fleet of lone sailors ever to try the Atlantic began its odysscy by dodging freighters in the English Channel and howling for more wind to boost assaults on speed records to the United States. The weather was sullen gray and the wind a disappointing 10 knots as 126 competitors sailed into the crowded shipping lanes Saturday at the start of the fifth single-handed transatlantic race. They included a grim British ex-marine who had just buried his wife, a Frenchman with a space-age yacht the size of a navy frigate and a 28-year-old Englishwoman with a borrowed sloop and month's supply of paper panties. The biggest, fastest yachts figured to reach the open ocean Sunday and swap the perils of the channel traffic jam for those of fog, storms, icebergs and loneliness on the expected three-week voyage to Newport. R.I. France has the strongest contingent of big boats aiming to crack the 21 Vb-day record set by skipper Alain Colas in the last race in 1972. 236-Foot Schooner Colas is determined to cut that to 18 days this year in the controversial. 236-foot Club Mediterranec, a steel- hulled, four-masted schooner nearly 10 times the length of the smallest entry. It is the largest vessel ever sailed by one man. Ordinarily it would carry a crew of 20 or more. The race committee barred use of his satellite-andcomputer-assisted navigation system, but Colas angrily declared he would sail the SI .27 million yacht to victory anyway, saying that to quit would be "childish." Critics argue it is not safe for one man. despite Colas' skills, to sail such a huge craft alone, even with the help of push-button sail-controlling gear. Britain's main hope is in the deadly serious efforts of Mike McMullen, an ex-marine captain and yachting writer whose wife was buried Friday after she was elec- trocued Wednesday trying to retrieve an electric sander that had fallen overboard. Four Female Skippers England's Clare Francis, one of four female skippers in the race, crossed the Atlantic in 37 days three years ago and plans to push the 38-foot sloop Roberton's Golly Cross in 30 days this time. Among her provisions, she said, are "paper panties so I don't have to wash any underwear," bottles of shampoo and jars of face cream. "I want to step ashore at Newport looking good," she explained. With the giant, companysponsored yachts and more entries than the previous four quadrenniel races put together, this year's single-handed race is a far cry from the five-boat contest on which the late Sir Francis Chichester won half a crown--25 cents--bet by finishing first in just over 40 days in 1960. In a lament for the days "when lone mariners had boats made of stuff called wood and chewed their boots when the food ran out." London Times writer Trevor Fishlock noted that the first man to sail the globe single-handed. American Joshua Slocum in 1895-98, used an old alarm clock as a chronometer and boiled it-back to life when it broke down. ''They're Bums,' Trainer Savs of Belmont Entries "No one intimidates me. When anyone in this league does that. I'll go to Japan and play basketball." - Boston Celtics center Dave Cowens. "I came into this game with a great attitude, but slowly, it's turned into a bitter one. If you don't cooperate sexually, you don't get the mounts. It's that simple." Jockey Donna H i l l m a n , retiring from horse racing because she says tracks are "a hooker's paradise." "There's a hell of a lot of ways to lose a race, and I've damned near found just about all of them." - A.J. Foyt. who failed to win the fourth Indianapolis 500 race of his career, finishing a rain-shortened close second to Johnny Rutherford. "Something mechanical can be corrected in a matter of five minutes, maybe five seconds. But the human mind is a fantastic instrument. Making a mental correction can take five months-or five years." - golfer Frank Beard, trying to regain his touch on the pro tour. "No sir. Nobody is big enough to impress me. I afUhe greatest. So whj^ould I be impresdj by Babe Ruth? Nbfcody ever heard of him in Alexandria, Egypt. Nobody ever heard the name in Casablanca. But everybody's heard of Muhammad Ali." -- Heavyweight champion Mu- h a m m a d A l i . w h e n a s k e d i f h e w a s impressed to be fighting Ken Norton in Yankee Stadium. "The house that Ruth built." "The draft is of paramount importance. The league can not survive without it. Smaller teams cold not improve without the draft." -- George Halas. one of the founders of the National Football League, speaking about the draft of college players in U.S. District Court testimony. "The trouble with this course is there is no cutting any corners. No matter how quickly you win, you still have to walk 18 holes." - golfer Vinny Giles, speaking about the Old Course at St. Andrews where he was competing in the British Amateur golf tournament He was eliminated in the quarter-finals. "Four ABA teams will join the NBA in merger within a week to 10 days." -- Indiana Pacers President Jim Milliard, commenting on reports that a merger of some kind between the pro basketbjl leagues would take place. K "" FOR LEASE JAY G O L D M A N H K A I . T O H CM2L O f f i c e Spued Storage Area SUI A I I K I ' K K T i - n i i l i i i t i - 32.000 S Q U A R E F E E T i r . i i - i - i i i 3.000 S Q U A R E F E E T "f f iiir i-iiiiiliiiiMifil . i f r i ' . - - . i . \ l l l - : \ I . , ,, . , ! , . I , , f r . , , , l - i . l i - ; lnilMmi.- «' Reds Absence Not 13's Fault Channel 13 wasn't able to get the Cincinnati and Houston game last Monday from ABC and that's the reason it wasn't on, according to general manager Leo Mac- Courtney. "Apparently, it was the back up game and ABC didn't send it to us,' MacCourt- ney said. "Our feed comes from Washington D.C.. which is the Eastern feed. Cincinnati is in the midwest and I believe its feed comes from Chicago and that's why it was able to get the game. "Every once in a while you have this happen. When I worked for another station we wanted to show the Bengals (Cincinnati football team) but we couldn't get it,' MacCourtney explained. "Like I've said before, any time that we can carry the Reds we will; MacCourtney said. MacCourtney said he thought a Cincinnati game with Los Angeles will be shown this month on Monday Night Baseball. Speaking of the Reds, Channel 3 w i l l carry the Cincinnati-St. Louis game at 2:10"p.m. today. Bob Bowen's Inside Reds Baseball precedes the game at 2 p.m. The sixth game of the National Basketball Assn. championship playoff with Boston and Phoenix will continue today at 3:30 on Channel 8. This, of course, will be shown if Game Six is necessary. First Soccer League Game Scheduled Today on CBS At 1:30, Channel 8, or rather CBS, has scheduled the first of several North American Soccer League games. This one features Pele and the New York Cosmos against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The Rowdies are the defending NASL champions. Sports Challenge follows the basketball game at 6 p.m. Channel 13's big show for today will be World Invitational Tennis at 4:30."Channel 13 will also have film clips from NFL Championship Games at 1 p.m. At 1:30, Sportsman's Friend is scheduled for 13. Channel 3 will show Tuesday's Cincin- nati and Pittsburgh game beginning at 7:30. Though, we haven't received ABC's schedule this week, one Pittsburgh writer that was here recently covering the Charlies said ABC would televise Monday's Reds-Pirate game. Remember Bob Prince? Well, he's the radio announcer who Pittsburgh fired last season. His firing caused a big uproar among faithful listeners. Anyway, when the ABC Monday Night Baseball crew visits Pittsburgh, the word is that the fans are going to give Prince a welcome home that won't be forgotten.. Game 7Scheduled Wednesday; Net Event Saturday CBS has scheduled Game Seven for 9 p.m. Wednesday. One of the big sports events of the season, the U.S. Open, will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Channel 13. The ABC affiliate also has the Roland Martin Fishing Show and the Wide World of Sports scheduled Saturday. Roland Martin comes on at 3:30 and the Wide World-of Sports at 5. Channel 8 will show the Kemper Open golf tournament at 5 p.m. Saturday. Preceding the golf will be CBS Sports Spectacular, featuring the Daytona Moto- cross and the National AAU Boxing CHampionships. The boxing show originates from Las Vegas. Channel 3 has Major League Baseball scheduled for 2 p.m. The Greatest Sports Legends comes on at 1:30 p.m. ia CrewYi SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - California ended Wisconsin's domination of college rowing's biggest event with a stunning victory in the varsity eightoared finals of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association championship here Saturday. California's eight-oared shell stroked the 2,000-meter Onondaga Lake course in six minutes and 31 seconds. The Princeton rowers came from behind to nip Wisconsin for second place. The Badgers had been heavy favorites to win their fourth varsity eight-oared rowing championship, they had beaten the California shell by a halfdeck in a pre- liminary race Thursday. Pennsylvania took the Jim Ten Eyck Memorial Trophy away from Wisconsin for the first time in four years by capturing the over-all team title with 259.8 points. Wisconsin was second with 186.8 points. California led throughout the closely rowed race with Wisconsin's defending champions in second until Princeton nipped the Badgers at the end. California Coach Stephen Glad 1 stone's crew was expected to give Wisconsin the strongest fight for the Varsity Challenge Cup. FATHER'S DAY JUNE 20th Lightweight summer champion: the Pinfeather Cord suit by Haspel Wi'ighinii :r. at iust a few minces. Haspei s vested cords::!' is,: a.'Uair. summerwinner. 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