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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 29

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East German Wins Pole Vault; U. S. MUNICH (AP) - A 29-year- old student from East Germany set an Olympic record in the pole vault and East German oarsmen swept to seven gold medals in rowing Saturday to hand the United States one of its most staggering setbacks in the Games. The Americans won only one of the five track and field finals staged during the afternoon. The one bright spot spot was in swimming, where the U.S team won gold medals in three of the four events. It also got a gold in shooting. U.S., Russia Tied At the end of the first week of competition, with eight days to go, the United States and Russia were tied in total medals, 51, but the Russians had a lead in golds, 21-18. Fast-climbing East Germany had a total of 39, with 16 gold. West Germany had 16. giving the two Germanys a total of 55 medals. Wolfgang Nordwig. a mechanic and physics major from Dresden, broke the Olympic record of Bob Seagren with a leap of 17 feet, 10 V 2 inches and went on to clear the bar at 18 feet, % inch. World record holder Seagren from Los Angeles, deprived through a protest by Nordwig and other East Germans of the use of his green catapole with which he set his world mark of 18 feet, 5% inches, missed three tries at 17 feet, 10M inches. It was a bitter defeat. It marked the first time since these Games began in 189G that an Americon has failed to win this exciting specialty. Wottle Keeps Cap On T h e y played th? Star Spangled Banner at the 80,000 seat Olympic Stadium for only one Yank, a stringy six-footer in a weird-looking baseball cap, David Wottle, winner of the 800 meters. Wottle forgot to remove his cap for the National Anthem and later said he apologized to the American people. There was joy for the Americans in his victory. There hadn't been an 800-winner for the United States since Tom Courtney won in 1956 at Melbourne, Australia. Wottle, a long-haired bridegroom from Canton. Ohio, and Bowling Green State, came from last place after 300 meters and beat Russia's Evgeny Arzhanov with a terrific stretch spurt and a lunge at the tape. He won by the bill of his cap, timed in 1:45.86 to the Russian's 1:45.90. Mike Boit of Kenya was third. Seagren had come here with a handful of favorite jumping sticks only to have them banned by the Internationa! Track and Field Federation as a result of East German complaints that they had not been in world use long enough. Czech Takes Discus In another reversal in track and field, Ludwig Danek, a beefy Czechoslovakian, won the discus with a heave of 211 feel, 3 inches beating out America's Jay Silvester, the veteran from prom, Utah, who had to be satisfied with a silver at 208 feet, 4 inches. Americans had won lh« discus in five straight Olympics, the last four won by "the Amazing Al Oertcr, and boasted 11 golds in 16 previous Olympic Games. Army Maj. Lones Wigger, 31. a Montana grad now stationed in Fort Benning, Ga., boat out a Russian and Hungarian for the gold in free rifle. John Mencken, 18, of Santa Clara, Calif., won the men's 200 meter breaststroke. cracking his own world record by 1.3 seconds with a clocking of 2:21.5. Melissa Belote, a 15-year-old from Springfield, Va., captured the women's 100 meter backstroke in 1:06.1 with Sue Atwood of Long Beach. Ctlif., snaring the bronze. Cathy Carr, 18, of Albuquperque, N. M., shattered Catie Ball's world record in the women's 100-meter breaststroke with a fantastic 1:13.53. Spitz 2nd In Qualifying The great Mark Spitz of Car- midiaci. Calif., with five £,old medals in the bag and two still in the offing, finished second to Australia's defending champion Mike Wenden in the 100 meter freestyle qualifying and semifinals trials. These were only preliminaries. Spitz still has a chance for that sixth medal in the 100 freestyle final today. His seventh chance comes in the medley relay Monday. Wenden's best 100 time was 52.31 seconds, short of Spitz' world record. Saturday's attention was riveted on track and field where, besides the victories of Woltle, Nordwig and Danek, a long-leg- ged Ugandan, John Akii-Bua, beat out American Ralph Mann in the men's 400 meter hurdle and a 22-year-old East German housewife, Renate Stecher, breezed to the women's 100-meter dash title in 11.1 seconds. Drama Drips Drama dripped at the freak- Olympic stadium, with its 80,000 spectators. The pole vault finally dwindled down to three men-Seagren, Nordwig and Jan Eric Johnson, 21, a student from Chicago Heights, 111., who attends the University of Alabama, all clearing 17 feet, 6-li inches. Johnson went out, assured of the bronze at 17-8'z. Nordwig cleared on his second attempt and the pressure was on the Please Turn lo Page 3D God...I Just Can't Believe It,' Says No-Hit Pappas CHICAGO (AP) - "My God. it's unbelievable. I just can't believe it," Milt Pappas kept repeating Saturday after pitching the first no-hitter of his 15- year major league career. Pappas missed hurling the 12th perfect game in baseball history by one pitch when he walked pinch hitter Larry Stahl with two out in the ninth on a 32 pitch. But he retired another pinch batter, Garry Jestadt, to preserve the no-hitter in an 8-0 Chicago Cub triumph over the San Diego Padres. "I knew I had a perfect game going," said Pappas, "bul I said lo myself, 'Doggone if I'm went deep into the hole to throw out Nate Colbert. With two out in the eighth Derrel Thomas slashed a line drive off Pappas' glove but Milt retrieved the ball and threw him out. In the ninth, John Jeter led off with what appeared to be a routine fly to center, but Bill North slipped and fell only to have Billy Williams race in from left to make the catch. "My heart sank when I saw North slip," said Pappas. "I said, "There it goes.' Then I saw Billy get it thank God." Kissed by Wife The 33-year-old Pappas was greeted by his wife, Carol, who gave him two big' kisses-- the pjj^y^^iafcfe. second one for the benefit of Pv^flfifr^feSitei lhe Photographers who missed t ^j^^^X^ 11 ^^^ t-he first one. t ^^^^^^^·h h ^ uu .ddn£iffi§£^Ki n L · j _ j i _ i « MILT PAPPAS Pappas went into the club-j house, accepted congratulations i and gave thanks to his teammates. "I hate to say this," said Ron Santo, "but, honestly, that's the first time I've had a letdown on a no-hitter. You know what I mean, Milt." "I know, Ronnie," said Pappas, "but I'll take the nM- ter." It was only the second no-hitter in the majors this year. The first was by Burt Hooten of the Cubs against Philadelphia on April 16. "The only other time I came close to a no-hitter," said Pappas, "was when I was with Baltimore against Minnesota in 1965. "I went 7 2-3 innings when I riicnes jvo-muer going to give in to the batter' and take a chance on losing the no-hitter. "Those pitches to Stahl weren't that far off and I was hoping he (umpire Bruce Froemming) would sympathize with me and give me a call. But they were balls, no question about it." c n P|n4,'f» CMI \--IU!v C a t c h e r Randy Hundley agreed thai the three balls to Stahl after a 1-2 count were off target bul said "They were so close I don't see how he could stand there and take them." There were only three difficult plays in the game and Pappas made one of them to save himself. In the fifth inning, shortslop Don Kessinger ROMP Zoilo Versalles singled. I finished with a one-hitter." Sixth Straight Win The victory was the sixth straight for Pappas, who boosted his record 1 to 12-7 and now has 197 career victories. "I want 200 badly," he said. S A N . D I E G O . .. CHICAO E H n a n d z ss 3 0 0 0 Kessinqer ss S 1 2 3 Jestadl p h 1 0 0 0 Cardinal r i 4 1 2 1 Robtrts 3b 3 0 0 0 BWillams I I 4 1 2 0 L e e I t 3 0 0 0 Santo 3b 3 1 0 0 Colbert I b 3 0 0 0 Hickman I b 4 1 3 1 Gaston r f 3 0 0 0 Fanzone 2 b 3 1 0 1 DThomas 2b 3 0 0 0 Hundley c 4 1 2 0 Jeter c f 3 0 0 0 North c f 4 1 2 1 Kendall c 3 0 0 0 Pappas p 4 0 0 0 Caldwell p 2 0 0 0 Spverinsn p 0 0 0 0 Stahl p h 0 0 0 0 Total 27 0 0 0 Total 35 8 13 7 San Diego 0 0.0 . 0 0 0 0 0.0 -- 0 Chicago . 2 0 . 2 0 0 . 0 0 4 x-- 8 E-- E . H e r n a n d z . DP-- San Diego 3. LOB-- San Diego 1, Chicago 6. 2B-- Hickman, Kessinger, IP H R ER BB SO Caldwell (L,«-8) . 7 2 - 3 1 3 8 4 2 4 Severinsen . 1 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 ' Pappas (W.12-7) 1 0 0 0 1 6 , H B P -- by Caldwell (Santo). T-- 2:03. A-L C f S c DAVID WOTTLE KEEPS GOOD-LUCK CAP ON DURING CEREMONY 0 '" MeJ^fed Ru '! sl " a ^:^ s '^LA r7 ^ anov ( R i » h t ) ln 800-Meter Run Wildcats Scramble Past Gens by 12-6 DEADLOCK Charlies Beaten 5-1, Tied With Louisville By A. L. Hardman | ~ -The reeling Charleston; Charlies, apparently not overly concerned about winning the International Lea- jpfue pennant, reeled them-! jselves into a cleainck for; j t h e lead Saturday night a t ' iWatt Powell Park. ! j Their anemic bats accounted · ;for only five hits--one of them j Richie Zisk's 26th home run o f ; the season--as they went, down ! [to a 5-1 defeat at the hands o f j i the Richmond Braves. | 1 While they were taking their' ! eighth loss in their last 10 j j games, completing the dissipa-j linn of a three game lead they'' i lion of a three game lead t)6heyl| e fi after seven and Dave GOUT-i seem is to sweep the final twe : h e d a week ago. the Louisvillei eux carne on to work the last 1 games with the Braves and .Colonels were pining a 9-3 de-; lwo inningS! picking up nis fifth ^ fo] . To , edo l(J lake Qne o{ feat on the Toledo Mud Hens in save of the season. Cloninger: two from Louisville. got his first win against one! Rochester, by beating Syra- defeal. ' - - - Sundav Gazelle-Mai I ports (lharlpston. West 'ID--Sepl. 3, 1972 a game at Louisville. So (he Charlies and the Colonels were left in a fast deadlock for the lead with each team to play two more games in the regular season. Louisville will move up to Toledo today to start its final two-game scries with the Hens determined to head them off for a fourth place finish ahead of Rochester. The Charlies didn't even make The Braves made it a lot easier for Gouricux by roughing up the Charlies' relief specialist, Colpaerl, for three runs in the eighth. Two of them were unearned, but the one that was earned was Sliaun FiUmaurice's pinch homer (no. 1!! on the season) to lead off the inning. cuse Saturday night, moved into fourth place and dropped Syracuse into seventh, a half game back of Richmond. CHARLIE CHATTER: Tommie Aaron, player-coach of the Richmond team, will be in command of the Braves today and Monday afternoon in the final 'wo games of the series. "I do every i Charleston, before winning Fri(day night and again Saturday. then repeating By Bob Frelwcll idecp Nitro scram Wed to a 12-6 vie-'three their fumbles lost in the first tory Saturday night over a less-; half, pulled their offense togeth- experienced Stonewall Jacksonier for their long march shortly team before 6,000 fans at Under- j before intermission. Fullback wood Field. jAlan Parrish, quarterback Bud- In the beginning of a football i dy Watson, and back Greg John- rivalry, the Generals were in;son ripped off the yardage be- deep trouble every time they 'aced a punting situation. Fleet-footed Bobby Ball of the Wildcats returned the two punts Stonewall gnt off for SO yards, including a touchwodn jaunt of 4G yards to open the scoring. j After the Generals marched j o;84 yards to knot the game in thej ' third quarter, Nitro poured in [ on a bplched Slonewall punting j" formation and took possession loi Norman's catch brought the touchdown. ....... - , . . , , i Van Kelly's single and an e r - t h i s every year," explained 3 ki h i a g amsl ? he Braves, | ror by George Kopacz on Tony S manager Clyde King. "I just who had lost seven in a row to LaRussa's ground ball set the!stay out of the way and let my stage for Mike Walseth to belt!coach run the team." If Clyde home the lasl two runs wilh a j moves up in the parent Atlanta I double. It was Colpaert's 60lh', organization, Aaron's pitching -ance on the mound this i choice will be Rich Robertson ! ( 7 - l i ) . who has losl two starts Charlies' lone hope for a against the Charlies but owns a at this point, it would 2-0 shutout victory, too. .Frank Frontino (4-6) will hurl for (lie Charlies, who : RICHMOND GOT lhe payoff' runs off Tom Dettore, who went| to the mound with a| him anything bul up to par. He walked four and two o f j them killed him. With two down 1 ' Neither coach was overjoyed l i n tne fourth he passed A ndrce by his offense but both Jon; Thornton and then uncorked a Loftis of Nitro and StonewaH'sj wi ] d pitch . Jonn Fu i ler followed, Bill Jarrett had kind words for; wiu , the first of his two doubles! International Standings Ihe defenses. Stonewall lesled a greal deal in Football Scores Scholastic George Washington 30, Sisson- Calloway, Black Tally Two TDs in CHS' 32-6 Triumph set in motion their winning TD| vj || e ., 2 drive of 47 yards. j F a ~ U c v j l I e {1 Clcar Quarterback Randy Workman, 1 ' a y ellcville ·"· clcar pass receiver Jeff Tincher and running back Frank Sergent spearheaded the push. Workman, who combined with Tinch- Montgomery 14, Pocahontas 6 Farmington 28, Clay County 6 Nitro 12, Stonewall Jackson 6 "Let's say our character !he second half," Loftis said. "We're happy to win, but I'm not thai pleased with the blocking of our offensive line." Nitro's defense buckled down to get the run home. Saturday's Games Dettore, who suffered his j Richmond 5. CHARLESTON 1 seventh defeat against 11 ! Louisville 9, Toledo 3 wins, had faced only 11 hat- ! Rochester 4. Syracuse 2 lers in three and two-third innings imtil this trace of vildness set in. It struck him again with two at Tidewater, to hold Stonewall on the Wild-1 down in the sixth when he again cats' nine in the fourlh quarter. ] walked Thornton and Ihe same The Generals' defense camej M r. Fuller came through with through after Stonewall coughed j another double. It was then 2-0. up the ball on its 23, 35 and 14 For all practical purposes Peninsula rain Friday's Games Richmond !l, CHARLESTON R Louisville 3. Toledo 2. Rochester 14, Syracuse \ Tidewater 2, Peninsula I. W L Pet. GE CHARLESTON has no decisions against the Braves · Gene Garber, back from the military, pitched batting practice Saturday but won't go to work again until Lhe first game of the playoff. Manager Red Davis said his rotation in the playoffs would depend enlirely upon the termination of lhe pen- ppd. nant race. . . Catcher Charlie Sands had an x-ray made at a (Please Turn to Pace 4D) Richmond Kr-llv. 3b in the first half. cr for five completions during TRIADELPHIA - H a I f b a c k j b y a Triadelphia defender, but ithe game ' Started ° ff with a " Curt Calloway and sophomore JBlack made a diving end Larry Black each scored two touchdowns as Charleston across the goal line. j Charleston's final score came on a 59-yard march that includ- a driving run of 11 yards on a four-and-inches situation and later came through on a four- and-short-yarriage gain. Sergent liuntington East 41, Fairview, Ky. 0 Charleston 32, Triadelphia 6 Bluefield 36, Graham, Va. 0 Parkershurg 35, Elkins 14 Parkersburg 35, Elkins 14 Bluefield 36, Graham, Va., 0 NFL Exhibitions New York Giants 27, Philadel- Stonewall Jackson . . . . 0 i 0 0 -- 4 Nitro 0 6 0 6--12 NIT--Ball 46 punt return (kick failed): 3 SJ--Norman 18 pass from Watson (pass! ilhis was it, what with veteran i Louisville Tidewater i Charlies down with only one hit i j? ochester : over the first six innings. i' o l c d o · · * T * J Richmond ZISK BELTED his homer off : Syracuse . slow curve lo lead off lhe Peninsula "The offense wasn't sharp," : Tony Cloninger mowing thej Jarrelt said, "but lhe def onc ° ; "'---- 1 --- '- ·-·" ' · · · ' didn't perform loo badly." High opened it* football seasonj«, Brown's 16-yard pass to ^$~^^fVa"^'^ ,,. with a 32-6 win over Tnadel-jSales and a 14-yarder to Daugh-i , ,, , iphia 12 phia. erty. THE GENERALS, botlled up New York Jets 9, Atlanta 3 Calloway, a 180-pound junior, was held in check fairly well by the Triadelphia defense--except on two occasions. One came in the second quarter when he went 84 yards with a punt return, and again late in the game when he raced 23 yards from scrimmage for the final score. failed) Nil- First downs Rushes-yards Yards passinq Passes Fumbles lost Punts Penalties-yards nlnlfiU' fai ' edl SJ seventh, a single by Charlie Ho-j ward and a walk to Gary Kolb so 8fl 70 75 74 H4 fi.'i 55 fi2 f,2 «4 67 «8 78 7!) 86 ..if)."! ..ifi.'i .54.'! .528 .521 .151 .444 .390 --- 6 5 fi 16 17 24';. Sunday's Games Richmond at N I T R ?' followed 35.71 (bounced 5-15-0 3-4 2-30.5 0-0 but Frank Taveras:(l:47 p.m.) oul and pinch-hitter; Louisville at Toledo s.,.,,1 IVH.R Joseph struck oul to end : Rochester at Syracuse 1-1 the inning. i Tidewater at Peninsula, Cloninger, tiring somehwatjganics 3-33.3 3-25 Charleston b r h bi ,b r h bl J 1 ' 0 Bushman, cf 4 0 1 0 i-rj^u,,,. 2t) 4 1 D (1 Gognins, 2b 3 0 0 0 Thornton, Ib 2 2 0 0 Kcpacz. Ib 3 0 0 0 Fuller, If 4 0 2 1 Zisit. If 3 1 1 1 Gouneux, p 0 0 0 0 Sands, c 3 0 0 0 Walseth. r f 4 0 2 3 Booker, c 1 0 0 0, c 3 0 1 0 Howard, r f 4 0 2 0 Foitcr, s s 4 0 0 0 Kolb ,2b 3 0 1 0 Murphy, c f 4 0 1 0 Taveras, s s 4 0 0 0 Cloninger, p 2 0 0 0 Dettore, p 2 0 0 0 F^murce, if 2 I 1 1 Joseph, ph 1 0 0 0 Colpaert, p 0 0 0 0 Ouesada, p 0 0 0 0 Sharon, ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 5 8 S Totals 37 1 S 1 Richmond 000 101 030--5 Charleston 000 000 100--1 E-Kopacz. DP--Charleston 1. LOB -Richmond 5. Charleston 7. 2B--Fuller 2, Walseth, Wurchy. HR -- Zisk (26), Fitzmaurice (13). SB--Bushmand IP H R ER 68 SO Cloninger (W 1-1) .. 7 3 1 ! 3 5 Gourieux 2 2 0 0 2 2 DeMore (L 11-7) 7 4 2 2 J 3 Coloarrt 1 3 3 1 0 8 Ouesada . 1 1 0 0 0 1 .'/P--Dettorr. U--Burmester, Fields and Searls. T--2:24. A--2,659. G. W. Tallies 3 Touchdowns In 3 Minutes to Win 30-22 George Washington scored, a touchdown on the first play of .gave the Indians a final chance, three touchdowns in a three-jthe fourth quarter, boosting the 1 Pritt. passed 30 yards to Dave minute span in the fourth quart-| Indians into their 22-8 margin. !Smith to lhe fourlh wilh 32 sec- good blocks to help spring Callo-jer Saturday to defeat Sisson-j But G. \V. came back and i onds left, but lhe Indians didn'l way loose on his long punt re-j v '" e ' 3C ~ 22 ' m a scholastic foot-; drove 65 yards to the Sissonville j have any timeouts left. Pritt Jerome Sales and Black threw turn. Calloway was the game's top ball carrier with 73 yards in 15 ball thriller. I five. by Have Miller's 30- Sissonville scored on the first yard scamper. A clipping call play of the final period to take a blunted Ihe drive at the Sisson- 22-8 lead, and the Ii. ans werejville five, but on fourth and was slopped trying to get oul of bounds around righl end, and with four seconds left, the Indians hobbled the snap from cen- carries. Fullback Paul Daugher-still ahead by thai ..core wilhjcight, junior quarterback Billyjtcr and were swarmed over as ty. a 215-pound junior was held[9:M remaining. I Williams founrl Morgan wiriejt.ho game ended, to 16 yards in nine carries. Then the Patriots proved] open and the 6-3 end took Ihe "I was very well pleased wilh themselves to be real minute-! ball in for the score. Miller's Ihe passing of Williams," com- Charleslon's opening touchdown came on a weird play. On a third and 10 situation, quarter- men. By the fi:33 mark, they had shot into a 30-22 lead and then lurned back a final Sisson- back Steve Brown passed downj v ilie threat to protect their mar- the middle. The ball was tipped igj n Keith Morgan picked off a Th« statistics pass by Sissonville quarterback ville 44. On Hie first play. CHS TruujRoger Pritt and sped 35 yards| Williams unloaded a 32-yard ,^'down the left sideline for the pass to 5-8 flanker Perry' De- attempled extra poinl wasimented coach Steve Edwards of stopped, making the score 22-14. JG. W. Williams hit DeBoard for The Patriots gambled with jninc passes good for 121 yards. an on-side kickoff and center Edwards cited the defensive Phil Oblingcr recovered the play of Rick Wildey and Mark ball for O. W. nn the Sisson- Blizzard. Th* Statistics . 1C8 C9 5-10 0 S-50 5 | yards «jfinal G.W. touchdown that broke Board to the eight. Williams i^ swssip ' q G.W. 13 1.17 Siss. IS 17S Ctiirmten Tr!M*lpftl First downs Yards rushing Yards passins PSSS£S 5-10 9-^9' · ' " " ~ ' -- " "" "" · " - " ~.JT". .,-...,-.-... I p a r c r t f 1 ? 2 1 7 1 4 p»ss« had int. o "*3'a 22-22 tie. ! passed to DeBoard again to 'passes had int. " i ' 3 Fu^bV" to.t 5 '* M ?i .Sissonville made a desperatej the two, and Miller cracked i rUmbie^t "2 v " 11 * , , ,, i bid to ^ the Same, driving to| over. Another Williams to l p TMi t '«-wds '·» 230 i! i! · fi ^ George Washington four-; DeBoard pass tied the score i iSJiS? 1 I I S tn Yard line with 32 SPCOnrta Ipff I at W-Vf Siss-Henson t, run (Henwn run) CHS--L»rrv Buck 25 pass from Brown ,i /L . ,r" ua I : GW-B. Williams 1 run (DeBoard pass )auBhfrty kick) However, the Indians werei Three plays after the kickoff ' mm wiin*ms 84 punt return (run fsll-lstopped twice before time ran " : ~'-' - · " - · · - - - - . S«-Bnoqp« * P»« from *d) CHS--Brown 7 run (pass failed) ;OUt. Triad--Davis 12 pass from Foes* (oass srSSONVILLE appeared safe?? w,m interception (nmj ]y home when senior halfback Pritt Morgan intercepted Prill's pass.(Hrmm "ruTi" anrl rar»flH nntrMinlio^ fr\r. fV»A Siss-- Boqqrss ? run (run failM) ana racea untoucnea lor the w _Mor,,an is pass from B win*TM winning touchdown. Tim Stone's fumWe recoverv (run failrd) GW-Miller t run (Oehoartl pass from 23 run (Dauonertv kick) Dana Boggess swept left end forion lhe G. W. 34 late in lhe game. (vC mer" M ru r nT r 3S wi ' h int(lrceptK) SISSONVILLE H A L L C A R R I E R ROB LYNCH H E A D I N G TOR TROriJLF?' 8 Jel'f Gereneir (23) and Mark Blizzard (65) Lead G. W. Defensive Charpr

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