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21) --July 11,1976 * Sunday Ga*ette-Mail ·Charleston,. West Vi^lnls Scouts Are Drooling Take it from such wise old baseball birds as Jack Cook, the Marshall coach, and Doug Greenlee, one of the Thundering Herd's star players of years ago, there just doesn't seem to be anything that can stop young Huntington High School pitcher Jack Thackston from becoming a major league standout. "1 just wish Johnny Stuart could be here to see him throw," Greenlee said the other d a y . S t u a r t , w h o died a few years back, was one of the great pitchers for the St. Louis Cardinals back in the pre- Gashouse Gang era. a n d h a d l a t e r coached at Marshall when Greenlee was one of his prized players. Thackston. now only a rising junior at Huntington High, amazed followers of high school baseball last season by standing Pony Express players on their heads with a smoking fast ball. Major league scouts were all over the place to see him pitch in the state tournament at Parkersburg and all agreed that his potential, at the age of 16, was as good as any kid they had observed in years. Only thing they worried about was Pete's excessive duty on the mound. He often pitched in back- Thackston to-back games and rarely ever was accorded all the rest'a pitcher needs-even pitchers older and more mature. At a baseball school conducted recently by Cook, with the assistance of Greenlee, the importance of Thackston taking everything in stride was stressed. His coach, Toby Holbrook, came in on the discussions and agreed that Pete's junior year would find him following a different schedule with his future being the chief consideration and not so much the won-and-lost record of his team. This, of course, is good news to the many scouts who have followed his early days of high school competition. They are, indeed, drooling with anticipation and when Pete becomes eligible for the baseball draft, there undoubtedly will be a wild rush to bring him into the fold-and at a pretty good price. That is, if he continues to show the steady improvement he has shown to date. "He has all the tools," says Greenlee. "All he needs is careful handling and the proper guidance." Coincidental!}', Thackston was presented with the Johnny Stuart award as "the most outstanding player" on the Huntington High School team just before school was out. And it looks like he might win it two more times before his graduation. "Pete is a fine boy and loves the game." said Greenlee Irish Garrity Frets Over Flag Irish Garrity, one of the most active of all the Lions Club in promoting the North-South football game, is still upset because no flag was in sight when they played the National Anthem on the night of the game. And matters were even worse when 'the rockets red glare' produced such a boom no one could hear the band. All in all, though it was a fine attraction and one which brought many ideas for improvement for next year. The Lions did another great job.... Remember Huntington High School's basketball hero, Ricky Ray? Well, Charleston High coach Lou Romano won't soon forget him. Ricky led the Pony Express to an upset win over the Mountain Lions a few years ago in regional play at the Civic Center. It is interesting to note that he is now playing rugby with a team from Birmingham, Mich., which recently did a tour of England and Wales, taking on the best teams from those countries The Gazette's annual Public Courts tennis tournament is in full sway now, assuming the weather man doesn't rear his ugly head, and our James Frederick Dent never ceases to be amazed at the ever- increasing interest. This year, a record entry of 170 in men's singles almost flabbergasted JPD and when it became necessary to schedule 96 singles matches for Saturday, he was saying little prayers for a lot of love matches which would assure enough time to get the full schedule through. All told, between 300 and 500 players are expected to check in before the championships are finally decided. Play is being held in 13 different divisions When Jim Carlen, the South Carolina football coach was here recently, he told members of the St. Marks Men's Bible Class that he had received three offers to join the pro coaching ranks over the past few years but, as great as the fatality rate had become in college coaching, he said he had no desire to go pro. "Of 14 eastern coaches when I went to West Virginia in 1966, only two are still on the job," he noted. " One is Joe Paterno (Penn State) and I am the other. But only Paterno has stayed at the same spot" No Appreciation For Pipestem Courts John Faulconer and all those nice people at Pipestem were real proud of the excellent tennis courts which were completed there recently. They were likewise shocked when some bloke had the gal! to play wearing track shoes. To say that the damage was great would be putting it mildly, says our own personal Hinton and Summers County correspondent. Leonard T. Anderson If the old Southern Conference remains intact after all that uproar over the proposed classification of f o o t b a l l t e a m s , then a lot of the credit must go to Marshall's tireless athletic director. Joe McMullon. Joe went before the NCAA in Kansas City to let them know a thing or two about dictating policy and the level of competition for its membership. He came away with assurance t h a t four of the S.C. schools would remain in the top division, thereby giving the conference hope for regrouping and at the same time throwing a broadside into the plans for creating a "su- per-dooper" division of the top 90 or so football powers Joe Stydahar. now in his early 60s. doesn't get around to the football field .very often. But the former West Virginia Mountaineer, who was one of the all-time pro football greats as a Chicago Bear several years ago. has never lost connections w i t h his old coach. George Halas, owner of the,Bears. "He's 83 now." Joe said here the other day. "but he is still sharp and a wonderful guy to be around. He has been just like a father to me." Joe is coming back to West Virginia to go into the coal business The Pittsburgh Pirates, hearing the call for "men's lib," will now have a "men's night" at Three Rivers Stadium Aug. 6. All men customers will be admitted for 65 cents for a game with the Mets. providino t ey buy their tickets in advance They're still saying "wow" over the recent ice skating show at the Civic Center called a "Pops Concert." A standing room crowd took in the show despite the fact that bicentennial events were popping up all over town. Way to go, Vicky Fauver . . . Norton Stops Foe in 10th Concentration Jimmy Hughey keeps his eye on the ball as he prepares to hit a backhand shot against John Simms during Saturday's action of the Public Courts Tennis Tournament. Simms won, 6-3,6-3. (Staff Photo by David Vick) Public Courts Tennis Results and Schedule SAN DIEGO (AP) - Heavyweight contender Ken Norton warmed up for his September fight against champion Muhammad AH when he stopped unranked Larry Middleton in the 10th round Saturday. Referee Rudy Jordan stopped the fight at 2:07 of the final round. Norton clearly led on points at the San Disgo Sports Arena, punishing his older' opponent heavily in the late rounds. Middleton fought back gamely despite a cut inside his mouth and a bruise under his left eye. Middleton and bit handlers objected loudly to Jordan's decision to end tbe bout. Opening the 10th, the 207pound Middleton, of Baltimore, slipped to the canvas in his own corner--the second time in the fight he had slipped. Norton pushed him down later in the round, but there were no knockdowns. The 31-year-old ex-Marine from San Diego weighed 222for this warmup gamble against the 34-year-old Middleton. * * *· A BAD LOSS by Norton could have jeopardized his Sept. 28 date with Ali in Yankee Stadium, where the challenger stands to earn up to $2.5 million. He earned ?50,000 for the Middleton fight, nationally televised but watched by a crowd of about only 3,000 at the site. * * * NORTON SCORED repeatedly to the body throughout the fight and in the third a left to the head put Middleton between the middle and upper ropes. Norton, rated the No. 2 challenger for the heavyweight crown, came through with a big fifth round, working in close to throw left hooks to the head and body. Near the end of a slow sixth round, Norton slammed Middleton into the ropes with left hooks from almost roundhouse range. Nevertheless, the underdog fought back to score with left jabs and sometimes found the range with rights to the head. Through nine rounds, Jordan had Norton ahead 89-83. Judge Frank Rustich had it 89-82 for Norton and Judge Hal Rickards saw it closer at 88-85. The Associated Press scored 90-79 under California's 10-point must system. . · ; : .-.·?'·''·' ;; · f i ·*:'*4ii : '^ ,"':£S.1E^V, ·" Saturday's Games CHARLESTON 8, Memphis 1 Rhode Island 8, Richmond 4 Toledo 10, Tidewater 5 Syracuse 12, Rochester 10 Friday's Games Memphis 14, CHARLESTON 2 Richmond 5, Rhode Island 3 Rochester 10, Syracuse 5 Toledo 9, Tidewater 8 The Standings Club ......................... W L Rochester ................ 48 30 Syracuse .................. 45 37 Rhode Island ............ 45 41 Richmond ................ 40 44 Toledo ..................... 39 44 Memphis ................. 38 43 CHARLESTON ........ 37 42 Tidewater ................ 35 46 Pet. .615 .549 .523 .476 .470 .469 .468 .432 GB 5 7 11 14 Men's Singlts Siturday'i Results Kerry Harmon d. Johnny Bane 6-1, 6-1; Earl Meiton d Rex Pleasants 6-2, 6-1; Mike Travers d. Steve Greenhouse 7-6, 7-5; Drew Paxlon d. Steve Mecktessel 6-2, 6-2; John Keith d. Norval Williams 6-0, 6-2; Ron Hudson d Mark Crist 6-1, 6-3; Mike Moore d. Edward Henslcy 6-1, 6-2; John Sims d. Larry Terhune 6-0,6-1; Gary Powell d Bill Bays 6-0, 6-3; John Corey d. Tony Johnson 6-2, 7-5; Glen Grotty d. Robert Botkins6-2, 6-2; Robbie Robertson d. Neal Brown 6-0, 6-0; Richard Gates d. George Logan 6-4,6-4; John Sadd d. Jay Rohr 6-1,6-1. Man Carter d. David Berger6-3, 6-2; Harold Albertson d. Bob Martens II 6-1, 6-3; Terry Browning d. Timothy Campbell 6-1,6-0; DavidNunleyd. Tom Flaherty 6-0, 6-1; Jimmy Layne d. Joey Stevens 5-7, 6-1, 6-3; Mike Chaney d. Harry Angel 6-0,6-0; Bobby White d. EJ, Deel6-0,6-2; Stan White d. Michael Collias Jr. 6-1, 6-4; Don Taylor d. Addison Thomas 7-6. 6-2; Don Wang d. John Thrift 6-0, 6-1; Jerry Miller d. Donny Skafl 6-2, 6-0; Jim Roney d D.L, Winter 6-1,6-2; Alan Drescherd. Kenneth Freeman 6-2, 6-1; John Myers Jr. d. Dsrrell Arnold Jr. 6-1,6-1. John Tincher d. Mark Massey by default; Randy Clark d. Mark Slone5-7, 6-3,6-2; David Albrlghtd. Okey Groves 6-2,6-4; John Sims d. Jimmy Hughey 6-3,6-3; Bill Duncan d. Bart Hillenbrand by default; Will Sowers d. Bob White 6-3, 6-0; Mike Kirk d. David Stanley 6-3,6-3. Charles Woody d. Richard Hoy 2-6, 6-3, 7-6; Kamal Sharr d. J.D. wines 6-1, 6-0; Bob Cass d. John Sims 6-4, 6-2; Gary Adams d. Mark Elshoft 6-4, 6-2; Gerald Little- ioin d. Earl Melton 6-7, 6-2, 7-6; Ernie Robinson d. Mike Doyle 6 : 3,6-2; David Wright d. Mickey Menchlni 6-1, 7-5; Wayne Morris d. Jason Harper 6-3, 7-5; Mark Holsteln d Stanley Harris 6-2, 6-0; Kent Hardman d. Terry Mallett 6-1, 6-1; Dee Green d. Robert Bailey 6-J, 6-0; Leland O'Neal d. Wayne Inge 6-2, 6-3; Dean Dawson d Bill Albright by default; Jonn Lynn d. Barry Kelly 6-0, 6-0; Bill Shabb d. J.c. Hanks 7-6, 7-5; Mark Hamilton d. Rocco Adair 6-2, 6-1; Mike Wright d. Philip Stanley by default; Rudy Henley d. Thomas Hill 4-4, 6-2, 7-5; Sam Moored. PaigeDalporto6-l,-6-1 John Prokity d. Darest Smith 6-0, 6-1; Rob Walters d Leif Adams 6-1, 6-7, 6-3; Russ Rollyson d. Jeffrey Smith 6-4, 6-3; Joseph Beeson d. Derrick Giles 6-0, 6-0; Steve Holden d. Sam Shabb 6-3, t-4; Rick Reynolds d. Mike Thomas 64, 6-0; Ron Graham d. Steve Lamb 6-0 6-0; Kent Parker d. Michael Skaggs6-3,6-1; Kerry Harmon d. Sherman Charlton 6-1, 6-0; Gary Hatfield d. Robert Woodruff by default; Drew Paxton d. Jeff Stevens 6-3, 6-2; Ken Silverstein d. Keith 6-0, 6-2; Greg Godby d Hudson 6-3, 6-3; Moore i. Skees 6-4,6-1; Powell d. Romeo 6-3. 6-2; Hattiangadid. Robertson 6-3,6-0 Dee Whltlock d. Henry Payne IV 6-3, 6-3; Applefleld d Corey 6-3, 6-3; McClure d. Crotty 6-1, 6-1; Begunich d Harrison 3-6, 6-4. 7-6; Robertson d. Verner 2-6, 6-1 6-4; Patrick d. Gate; 6-1, 6-2; Tucker d. Sadd 6-3, 6-7, 6-0; Mynes d. Carter 6-1, 6-2; Albertson d. Taylor 6-1, 6-3; Chaney d. Eagan 6-0, 6-0; Kolcske d. Roney 6-0, 6-0; Hillenbrand d. Rose 4-6, 7-6, 6-2; Travers d. Arnold 2-6, Today's Pairings Man's Single: t , 1 p.m.-Bob Dei!; v. Wayne Morris; Jim Fulks vs. Will Sowers; Ted Anderson v. David Wright; Don Fleming v Bill Duncan; Jeff McGraw v. John Tincher; Ansis Rein- kops v. Don Taylor; Mike Paulin v. Terry Browning; Bob Wilson v. David Nunley ; 2:15-Richard Cole v. Charles Woody; Mark Holsteln v. Kerry Harmon; Kent v Gerald Litllejohn; Gary Hatfield v. Mike Travers-Mlckey Arnold winner 3:30-Drew Paxton v. Ken Silvers'eln; Gred Godby v. Dec Green; Leland O'Neal v. Mike Moore; Gary Powell v.Jim Applet ield ;45-Jonn Lynn v. Tom McClure; John Begunich v. Robbie Robertson; Bill Shabb v. Dean Patrick; Tim Tucker v. Lewis Mynes 6--Dean Dawson v. David Nunley-Bob Wilson winner; Mark Hamilton v. Harold Albertson; Mike Wright v. Terry Browning-Mike Paulin winner; Rudy Henley v. , Jimmy Lane-Duncan Rowan winner 7:15--Mike Cnaney v. Bobby White-Rick Rubin winner; Sam Moore v. Stan White-Tom Lane winner; John Prokity v. Ansis Relnkopfs-Don Taylor winner; Rob Walters v. Don Wang-Mike Lowe winner 8:30--David Shuman-Jerry Miller winner v. Bob Koleske; Russ Rollyson v. Alan Drescher-John Walker winner; Joseph Beeson-Derrick Giles winner v. John Myers Jr.-Lester Raines winner; Sam Shabb-Sleve Holden winner v. John Tincher-Jeff McGraw winner; John Johnson-Randy Clark winner v. Richard FHbln-David Albright winner 9:45-Rick Reynolds v. Richard Coie-CKarles Woody winner; Ron Graham v. Kamal Sharr-Dennlj Benson winner; Ernie Hillenbrand v. Jim McCaoe-Bob Cass winner; Rod Childress-Gary Adams winner v. Bill Duncan-Don Fleming winner; Jim Fulks-WIII Sowers winner v. Mike Kirk-Mike Pottorff winner; Kent Barker v. G. Hattiangadi; Dee Whitlock v. Ted Anderson; John Simms v. Jason Harper-Bob Deiti winner womtn's Singlti 2:15--Antoinette Morrison v. Becky Connor; Lisa Humphreys v. Jodl Smith; Laura Robson v. Donna Mooney; Sherrie Cummings v. Beverly Parker 3:30-Lyndell Patterson v. Katherine Gillls; Patty Holden v. Lisa Willis; Susan Meckfesse; v. Marian Herz; Teresa Gerke v. Jonl Adams 4:4S-Linda Saunby v. Karen Williams; Kathy Wright Lister Moves v. Nancy Robertson; Kelly Webb v. Melissa Campbell; Terri Abbitt v. Susan Mogec 6--Kim Stucky v. Sheifa Brown; Kathy Warner v. Wendy Chambers; Mia Hooper v. Kim Tyree; Lisa Payne v. Janet Nabors 7:15--Nancy Thomas v. Paula Francke; Amy Lucas v. Lynn Dawson; Joyce Paxton v. Robyn Hamb; Becky Carter v. Suzanne Weise 8:30--Amy Simpson v. Carol Skees; Michelle Tyree v. Beth Payne Sexton and Frye In Publinx Golf Frank Sexton and Kenny Frye of Barboursville will be among 159 golfers taking part in the 51st U.S. Amateur Public Links Tournament starting Monday at the Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, Minn. A 36-hole qualifying round Monday and Tuesday will reduce the field to 64 players for match play Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday's Games Memphis at CHARLESTON, 6 p. m. Richmond at Rhode Island Syracuse at Rochester Tidewater at Toledo Russian Breaks Shot Put Record PARIS (AP) -- Russia's Alexander Bar- ishnikov set a world record in the shot put in a French-Voeit athletic meet Saturday with a mark of 22 meters (72.178 feet) on his first throw. Barishnikov's performance beat by 15 centimeters the world record of 21.85 meters (71.686 feet) set by Terry Albritton of Hawaii in February. Summer sale. Unaiiembled; aiiembly manual included for each pool. Quantities Are Limited '100. off. Complete 20xl5x48"pool package, 549. Strong, interlocking steel frame and sidewall with heavy-duty, winterized liner. Plus, '/s-HP Dacron® poly- c^er cartridge filter, ladder, skimmer and footbath. S87. off. 18' round, 48"-deep pool pkg. Reg. 499. Now 412.00 $41. off 14'x8' oval 36" deep pkg. Reg. 229 Now $188. Children's splasher pool. Reg. lfi.99 Now 10.88 8'xlo" deep childs pool. Reg. 13.99 Now 9.88 S77.Off 15'Round48"-PooIPkg.Reg.399. . . . 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Meanwhile team representatives met in Montreal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and reiterated the team's insistence on using its official name, theJlepublic of TM i T.I, China. Canada contends that is misrepresentation and is insisting the Taiwanese drop the Republic of China name. Canada does not maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan, having severed them when it established ties with the People's Republic of China, also known as mainland China. · And Canada is refusing to recognize the Taiwanese athletes' Olympic identity cards for use as entry into the country. because they carry the name Republic of China. Asked about the team's morale, a spokesman at the Taiwan consulate in Boston said:"I think they're in good shape. 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