Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 84
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 84

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
Page 84
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I *;*; I " ^^^^^ DE Soccer GoliathFightingDavids i Davis Elkins is the Alpha and Omega of West Virginia Conference soccer. Not only that. The Senators, who in the distant past were a power in football and basketball, are modern-day Goliaths in American collegiate soccer. In a string of four consecutive seasons, the Senators have used the conference as a springboard into the national NAIA soccer championships. Twice they returned to Elkins as champion and two times they were beaten in the finals. Each year, it has become more difficult for DE to assort its dominance of the conference as Alderson- B r o a d d u s a n d M o r r i s Harvey strive to play the role of David. With Morris · Harvey apparently on the threshold of parity--it required an area p l a y o f f to separate the Senators from Alderson- Broaddus and M. H. last year--DE will begin the season under a new coaching regime. FOLLOWING IN the footsteps of Greg Myers and Charlie Smith, each of whom produced a national champion, is Fred Schmalz. Schmalz starred for Quincy, 111, during its championship season of 1966. He comes to Elkins from the University of Wyoming where the soccer f*fffwtmmmmmmmmmm program was crushed in favor of more emphasis on football and basketball. (DE has met Quincy in the NAIA championship match three or the last four campaigns). Schmalz isn't stepping into a soft touch. The first order of business is a season-opening S e p t . 16 m e e t i n g at W a s h i n g t o n , D.C. w i t h Howard University, last year's NCAA champion. DE has squared off against Howard three times in the past, winning, losing and drawing. Bill Smyth, four-time All- American, would seem to be irreplaceable as a player, but he has signed on as an assistant coach in soccer and an instructor in the business and economics department at DE. Other losses include four- year regular Ekong Etuknwa and Bill Miller and Bob Nicoll. A trio of all-conference performers--fullback Nils Heinke and forwards Don Pigan and Mike Udofia--and Hans Wango, an underrated halfback, return to lead the . Senators. IN ADDITION TO the Big Three of Davis Elkins, Morris Harvey and Alderson- Broaddus, Fairmont, West Virginia Wesleyan and West Liberty will participate in the go-go game of soccer. West Libery is instituting the sport under coach Art Barbeau. Doug Corbett of Fairmont also is a new coach. Lee Cook of A-B and George Klebez of Wesleyan will start their second seasons. Morris Harvey, guided by Tom Nozica who built the Golden Eagles into a contender, has a flock of 11 lettermen ^ returning. DE has eight. Nino DiFiore, Bob Giay, Ed Yohman and Butch Bauveck lead a crop of eight lettermen at A-B. Steve Hartsock heads. Fairmont's cast of eight lettermen and six veterans, including Obert Makuwatsine, R i c h a r d W a n g e r , M i k e Coulter and John Harter, lend p r o m i s e t o W e s l e y a n ' s outlook. WE CARRY THE FINEST · NORTON · DUCATI · MOTOGUZZI »AJS · PREMIER PARTS ACCESSORIES NELSON'S CYCLELAND 4021 W. Wash. St. Chas., W. Va. 744-2994 Two Keys to Sherman's Prospects SETH-With a winning attitude and few injuries, Sherman High School could win between eight and ten games this season, says Coach Mickey Brown. Coach Brown need not worry a b o u t p a r t of his prediction. There place BRAND NAME STEREO EQUIPMENT SONY SUPERSCOPE SHERMAN AT A GLANCE Coach: Mickey Brown. 1971 Record: 6-3-1. 11)72 Prospects: The Sherman Tide is shooting for a playoff in Class AA and capable of getting it if injuries can be avoided. The team ha* experience, speed and size. The only question concerns the strength of opponents. When Sherman didn't win last year, it lost badly (6-46 to Winfield, 8-50 to Ceredo-Kenova and 6-3H to Buffalo of Putnam), That's asking a lot of improvement in one year, but the Tide has the tools. 1972 Schedule 1971 Score Sepl. 1 A, Van 38-18 Sept. 8 A, Winfii'ld 6-46 Sept. 15 A, Trap Hill 24-12 Sept. 22 II, Ceredo-Kenova 6-50 Sepl. 29 H, Scott , ;-. 0-0 Oct. 6 A, Gilbert DNP Oct. 13 H, Marsli Fork 28-6 Oct. 20 A, Duval 24-12 Oct. 27 H, Buffalo-Putnam 6-32 Nov. 3 H, Chaptnanville 18-8 touchdowns and made quite a f e w i n t e r c e p t i o n s o n defense." The winning been instilled. attitude has CUSTOM STEREO MacCORKLE AVE. and 415T ST. KANAWHA CITY STORE HOURS MON.-FRI. 10-7 SAT. 10-5 28F HERE'S A breakdown on the returning regulars: OFFENSE Receivers--flanker Mark Arvon (5-8, 150, senior) who has been converted from quarterback and ends Barry Halstead (6-2,185, senior) and Jim M c K i n n e y (6-2. 180, senior). Interior linemen--guard Pete W i l l i a m s (5-11, 180, senior and guard Roger Doss (6-0, 200, senior). Backs--quarterback Randy Hendricks (5-10. 170, senior), halfback Mike Caruthers (5-8, 155, sennior) and fullback Ernie Larzo (6-1, 190, senior) who has been converted from wingback. DEFENSE Linemen--End Dewey Thomas (6-1,170, junior) and Doss at tackle. Linebackers--Larzo and Hendricks in the middle and Halstead and Eddie Carpenter (5,8, 130, senior) at the corners. Secondary--Caruthers at halfback. Nine other players figure prominently in the Sherman Tide's p l a n s -- e n d Ricky Warren (6-0, 145, junior), tackle Eddie Johnson (6-2, 250, junior), tackle Ron Rollo (6-2,195, junior), tackle Steve Conrad (5-11, 195, junior), center Warren Coon (5-8, 210, senior), center Bruce Miller (5-8,150, junior), quarterback Joe Jones (5-9, 150, junior), halfback Mike Hill (5-8, 140, junior) and fullback Larry Adkins (5-9, 175, junior). Caruthers led the team in scoring last season with 10 touchdowns. "He'really underrated," Brown says. "He ran three kickoffs back for STIHl 20 AV CHHHSW WITH BUILT-IH SHOCK KBSMBfK! · AUTOMATIC CHAM MUM ··ufrmirmnuu CREDE TRACTOR SALES 4731NHN.AVI.CHAS.W.VA. At lig Chimney Ph. 965-1666 MASTER CHEF DAVIDIEOHC FOS.'.'.fSLC OP THE HOIIDAY INN ' Master Chef David Leong invites you to visit with him after a ball gane to celebrate a victory or to drown your sorrows. MIKE FORE TRIO PLAYING NIGHTLY For a delightful evening of Polynesian food beverages...COME TO THE /Cim TiAi LOUNGE and RESTAURANT 6210 MatCorkle Ave. S. W. ST. ALBANS, W. VA. Sunday Gazette-Mail

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