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August 10, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 54

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2E -- August 10,1975 * Sundav Gazette-Mail ^ T«uhrte«Vui Ac*1 YLratalA -Claries**. By A. L. Hardman Television For WVU Games? Subject to approval by the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., WCHS-TV will televise the West Virginia U.-Penn State football game live from University Park, Pa., Oct. 11. Curtis Butler, general manager of WCHS, reports that he has completed arrange-! ments with Total! Communications! in Pittsbuurgh,! Pa., to get the game live in al package deal that! will include de-l laved telecasts of I two other Penn State games- Sept. 20 with Ohio State and Oct. 4 with Kentucky. Butler "Leland Byrd (WVU athletic director) is now seeking approval of the NCAA," said Butler. "That's the only thing standing in the way. He feels that approval will be granted, though." Butler, pointing out that WCHS was awarded the games over WOWK-TV, which had originally been announced as the station to be named the Penn State outlet, said WCHS asked for only the Kentucky and Ohio State games on a delayed basis because his station had no market for the others. Robert D. Willis, promotion manager of WOWK-TV said simply that there had been "some discussion" in regard to his station picking up the games but added that it "presently has no plans to carry the Nittany Lions." Therefore, the announcement by Penn State that WOWK-TV was on the network was in error . . . Tulane Game Is Also A Good Possibility WCHS-TV also has some other WVU football projects in the mill. "We're working hard to get the Tulane game live (the WVU opener onSetp. 13)," he said. "We can handle this one easily because the game is being televised back to New Orleans and it will be no problem to hook onto their lines." Since both the Penn State and Tulane games would be televised on something far less than a regional network basis, NCAA approval would seem to be no problem. But who knows what the NCAA might do? At any rate, Butler in particular and his station in general have taken a real interest in the television problems which have haunted the Mountaineer footballers for years. He hopes not only to do something for WVU but also Marshall U. and it is highly probable that WCHS will have coaching shows from both schools during the 1975 season . . . Coaches' Shows For Both WVU and Marshall? The Bobby Bowden Show, which has been carried at Sunday noon on a state network with WCHS the originating station, may now be carried at 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. "This is because Coach Bowden has had difficulty in getting to Charleston from distant road games," Butler said. "This year WVU has games in California and Texas and it would be next to impossible for him to get to Charleston in time to tape his show for noon the following Sunday. Therefore, we hope to send it out at 11:30 Sunday night." In place of the Bobby Bowden show on Sunday at noon, there very well might be a Marshall U. coaches' show with Frank Ellwood doing the honors. Butler has long felt a need for a Marshall show on WCHS and it now appears that the road is cleared. With Kentucky, Virginia Tech and now Penn State horning in on West Virginia television stations, it is only natural for WVU and Marshall to become more interested in some exposure on the tube. Now it seems that things are working toward that end ... All-Star Game Setting Good Siipport There hasn't been much fanfare about the International League's All-Stars vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game here Aug. 18. Reason is, general manager Carl Steinfeldt and his assistant, Regis Cole, have been more than satisfied with the flow of tickets in the advance sale for the game. Although admission prices have been hiked 50 cents in each category-$3.25 for boxes, $2.75 for reserved grandstand, $2.25 for unreserved grandstand and $1.75 for bleachers with no reductions for youngsters, ladies or senior citizens--there has been no slow-up in the sales. "We're going to have a lot bigger crowd than we had expected," said Steinfeldt. "I don't want anyone to get the idea that we're sold out, however. Se still have an ample supply of tickets." This will be Charleston's first venture into anything like this and it is a novelty. So, it may surpass the crowds at All-Star games held recently in Syracuse and Norfolk * # * How About Promoting Baseball For A Change? Meantime, the Charlies have been struggling and there seems to be no way that they can reach the 90,000 goal Steinfeldt had set for them in his latest evaluations. Last year the attendance was 92,237. They had drawn slightly over 70,793 at the close of the last home stand and with only seven more home dates, crowds averaging nearly 3,000 per date would be necessary unless the attendance for the All-Star game is included in the final count. Steinfeldt says the All- Star count will be included but this would not actually reflect interest in the Charlies. Of course, Charleston is not by itself. Except for Rochester and Syracuse, most of the other clubs are suffering from poor attendance. And there should be some concern for the future of the minor leagues. But this is an old story. There has always been that "viewing with alarm" over the plight of the minors and they have, often surprisingly, continued to operate. But the apathy of the men who Bowling Leagues To Hold Meetings The St. Albans City Bowling League will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Venture Lanes to make plans for the forthcoming bowling season, secretary Jim Carson said, he league will start Aug. 25 and finish April 26. The Midweek League will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Venture Lanes. This league will bevin Aug. 27 and finish May run the game here of late has been more obvious than ever before. They offer huge "give-aways"-- one after another--with the feeling that the crowds will turn out. But they seldom do. Promoting the game of baseball itself seems to have become a dead issue and until the leagues reverse this trend, they can only look for the even more deterioration. And this about-face can only begin in the league offices . . . Baker Has Shot Lead On Meade By Bob Baker Dave Baker of Beckley shot his second straight 73 round and held a one-stroke lead over Linden Meade of Chapmanville in the second round of the West Virginia PGA golf tournament Saturday at Edgewood Country Club. Meade fired the best round of the day-an even par 72 on the 6,942-yard Edgewood course. Meade. who plays out of the Riverview course near Madison, made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 350-yard seventh hole and a long 60-footer on the 173-yard 10th hole. Meade's only bad hole came on the 431-yard llth when he double bogied. He had 15 pars in a steady round of golf. Baker said his round was not as consis- tend as the day before. "I scrambled but never gave up," said Baker, the pro at the Grandview course. Baker had three birdies but three-putted three times. Baker has a 146 total going into today's third and final round. Meade is at 147 and John Bailey of New Cumberland is third at 149. * * * VETERAN Joe Taylor of Berry Hills Country Club and Dave Smith of Parkersburg are four shots back at 150. "I had trouble on the (378-yard) eighth hole again. I took a triple bogey seven after my six there yesterday," Taylor said. "1 only had one birdie," added Taylor, who had a 76 round. Don Smith of Parkersburg made the longest putt of the day, canning a 70-footer clear across the 18th green. The 21 state golf professionals will begin teeing off at 8:30 a.m. today at Edgewood. The winner will get $800 out of a $4,000 total purse, said host pro Barry Rollison. Dave Baker, Beckley , "-73 - 146 Linden Meade, Chapmanville 75-72 - 147 John Bailey, New Cumberland 73-76 - 149 Joe Taylor, South Charleston 74-76 -- 150 Dave Smith, Parkersburg 75-75 -- 150 Benny Varda, Spencer 77-75 - 52 Doug Ray, Moundsville 77-75 - 152 Roy Shreves, Mqandsville 79-74 - 153 Tom Nichols, South Charleston 76-78 -- 154 Bob Hillis, New Cumberland 76-78 - 154 Ed Carte, Hurricane 77-77 - 154 Bud Harold, Fairmont 75-79 - 154 Barry RoMison, Charleston 75-80 - 155 Jerry Walker. Parkersburg 80-75 - 155 JohnMyer, Fairmont 78-79 -- 157 Ouentine Stewart, St. Albans 81-79 - 160 Don Smith, Parkersburg 79-81 - 160 George Volosin, Clendein 76-85 -- 161 Bob Watkins, Parkersburg 84-81 - 165 Bob Reed, Glenville 84-84 - 168 Carl Kreyenbuhl, Canaan Valley 84-85 - 169 Today** Pilrlnji 8:30 a.m., Kreyenbuhl, Reed, Watkins. 8:40, Stewart, Volosin, Don Smith. 8:50, Myers, Rollinson, Walker. 9 a m , Hillis, Harold, Nichols. 9:10, Carte, Shreves, Ray. 9:20, Varda, Dave Smith, Taylor, 9:30, Bailey, Meade, Baker. Smith Wins State AAU Road Race FAIRMONT - Wilson Smith of Huntington, a former scholastic mile and half mile champion, won the State AAU 15 kilometer road run here Saturday. Smith, whose scholastic running earned . him a spot on the famed Villanova Univ- ': ersity track team, ran the approximately 9.3 miles in 49 minutes. 18 seconds. He is now in the process of obtaining a medical degree from West Virginia University.- Fred Waybright of Fairmont, former , Fairmont State runner, was second and Parkersburg marathoner Roger Rouiller was third. Rouiller won the 30-39 age class, followed by Al Anson of.Charleston (57:09). Ludwig Gutmann of Morgantown captured the 40 and over class in 58 plus. Next Events Friday -- all-comers meet at Laidley Field. 7 p.m. Saturday -- 10 and 3 mile road runs, Williamstown. 10 a.m. Sunday. Aug. 17 -- 5 and 1 miles. Alum Creek. 1:30 p.m. Softball Tourney South Charleston slow-pitch tournament Aug. 22-23-24, at Little Creek Park. Sponsored by South Charleston High School Boosters Club and baseball league. Entry fee is $40 plus two Dudley softballs. To enter contact Jim Fout at 768-8556 or Gene Miller at 744-5290. POCA-Therewill be a slow-pitch, double-elimination tournament here Friday through Sunday .Individuali trophies will be awarded. Entry fee is 530 and two inewiDud ley balls. Deadline to enter Thursday. Call 768-3402. D. "We have openings in both leagues." said Carson. "We would like team captains from last year plus any persons interested in joining the leagues to attend themeetings." Carson, the Kanawha Valley Bowling Assn. secretary, said he will have league boiwing supplies at the bowling nouses by next Sunday. Aug. 17. League secretaries can pick up the supplies after that toe. WVUlo open ·" Buy Now While IT'S HOT At End of Season Clearance QUALITY GE ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS 5,000 to 8,000 BTU For Regular, Casement, And Slider Windows. ALL OPERATE ON YOUR Regular House Current And Are Easy to Install EXAMPLES 3 -- Deluxe 8,000 BTU Reg. 269.95 MOW '237. 4 _ Hi-Efficiency 5,500 BTU Reg. 279.95 IWW 1 199. 4 -- Casement 6,000 BTU Reg. 289.95 »OW *259. 3 -- Casement 7,500 BTU Reg. 319.95 IOW*2»9. ,6-Special 5,000 BTU ' Reg. 189.95 BOW *15J. 2-Slider 8,000 BTU ROW s 27f. C H A R L E S T O N Reg. 339.95. 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