Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on December 31, 1971 · Page 9
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 9

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, December 31, 1971
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Winners JOE FRAZIER won undisputed heavyweight cham plonship, beating Muhammad All. Losers MUHAMMAD ALI lost decision to Joe Frazter. AL^UNSER won Indianapolis 500 (or second straight year. PAT SULLIVAN won col lege football's Helstnan Trophy award. NAUGATUCK NEWS <C*M.)FrMay,Deeei«i*r 31, IWl—Pagel jv um b cr i Ranked UCLA Tops Ohio St. ALEX JOHNSON lost his fob, was suspended, traded. JIM RYUN lost to Marty Llquori in classic mile run. BILLIE JEAN KING won U.S. Open title, earned more than $100,000. LEE TREVINO won U.S., British, Canadian Open titles. ADOLPH RUPP lost hi starting center to pros "hardship draft." CURT FLOOD, lost comeback try while wa ing legal battle again baseball. NHL Standings AHL Standings By •'United New ™ Boston Montreal Toronto Detroit Butlalo Press East West '. International Chicago "linnesota California Philadelphia Pittsburgh St. Louis/ Los Angeles Thursday's Minnesota 2 Bosto [Only N. L. T. Pts 25 5 6 56 24 6 5 53 21 6 7 49 17 12 8 42 13 17 6 32 8 22 8 21 W. L. T. PIS 25 8 3 53 By United \Pres* East Boston Nova Scotia Springfield Rochester Providence West 11 II 11 2 10 2 1 2 Results Hershey Baltimore Cleveland Cincinnati Richmond Tidewater Thursday's Hershey 5 Nova Scot International W. L. T. Pit 24 « 4 52 15 11 9 39 13 12 7 33 12 IB 4 9 is e W. L. T. PtJ 16 9 6 38 15 13 5 37 15 13 I? 15 13 16 6 22 Results 2 (Only game scheduled) . Friday's Games ' at Detroit at Pittsburgh games scheduled) game scheduled) Friday's Games at Cincinnati game scheduled) Sat. 2&7&9::ill "PureDynamile!' THE FRENCH CONNECTION <R> MountviewPlaia, STARTS SAT 8al.2& "Hilarious Comedy! THE GANG THAT COULDN'T SHOOT STRAIGHT , Daily 7&!)::>« <GP) BATTLE OFTOEBUTtl Anne Crete WITHOUT A STITCH' X Daily T&8::iO Time Schedule "COLDTURKEY" 6:00-9:15 "VALDEZIS COMING" 7:45 Adult! «!.» Children I under HI IQt JERRY LEWIS CINEMA Mountriew flou, Rubber ATI., 7W.HI3 CkHJrtn (urvfct 13] SOc-Adyln We Kri.-Sat.-Simday I p.m. and:) p.m. At thl* time of year it't kind of traditional to gUnce back in the world of tporU, both nationally and locally. Let'* (tart on January 12, 1971 at the N.Y. Giants Alex Wetxter was named NFC coach of the year. Monday, January IS • The Baltimore Colts woo the Super-Bowl with a 16-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Friday, January 29 - Jim Plunkett was drafted number one by the Boston Patriots. Saturday, February 6 - The Naugatuck Greyfins clobbered the Kennedy Eagles 63-32 to win the NVL title. Saturday, February 27 - For the first time in Naugatuck High School history the 1971 Greyfins captured the C1AC Class L State Championship at the Hartford Public High School. The Greyfins climaxed a phenomenal 10-1 season record with 163 points in the championship. Tuesday, March 2 - Joe Frailer dectsioned Huhammed All for the World Heavyweight boxing title. Wednesday, March 10 - The Milwaukee Bucks 20 game win streak was broken by the Chicago Bulls 110-103. Tuesday , March 15 - UCLA was named the top college cage team in the nation by UPI. . Saturday, March 27 - The Eagles defeated the Exchange Club in the best 2 of 3 to win the Little Pal basketball championship at the Naugatuck YMCA. Monday, April 28 - The Greyhound baseball team clouted Anaemia 10-1 before 1,000 fans at Nolan Field. Tuesday, April 27 - In the first game played under the lights at Breen Field, Rocky and Bob's clouted My Brothers Place 26-16. Tuesday, April 27 - Three Naugatuck High School Greyfins were named to the first All-Valley swim team. They were Tri -Captain Jim Farrar Jr., Brian Kane and Bob Summa. , Wednesday, April 28 - Hank Aaron smacked the 600th home run of his baseball career. Tuesday, May 18 - The Naugatuck High School baseball team recorded their 36th consecutive victory, defeating the Kennedy Eagles 21-5, to set a new Connecticut high school record. The previous mark of 35 in a row had been held by Norwich Free Academy in the years 1935-36-37. Monday, May 24 -Bob Mitchell tossed a five hitter as Naugy topped Ansonia 3-2 to win the NVL crown. Saturday, June 9 - The Naugatuck baseball team scored 3 runs in the last of the ninth inning to defeat Stratford 5-4 and advance to the semi-finals of the state baseball tourney. Saturday, June 12 - The Naugatuck baseball team defeated Platt High School of Meriden 9-2 to repeat as state champions. It was their 22nd straight win of the season and 44th consecutive win over the last two years. Tuesday, June 22 - Four Naugatuck players were named to the All- Valley baseball team. They were Ernie Bessette, Bob Mitchell, Mickey Fortin and Jim Hankey. Wednesday, July 14 - The American League All-Stars slugged the Nationals 6-4 as Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew and Reggie Jackson slugged home runs. Tuesday, August 17 - Naugatuck's American Legion baseball team won the Connecticut state baseball championship, downing Bristol 62. John Caneira was named MVP of the tourney. . Friday, August 27 - Naugatuck Post 17 was eliminated from the New England tournament l-fl by host team Keene, New Hampshire. Tuesday, September 7 - George Archer fired a 16 under par 268 to capture the Greater Hartford Open golf tourney. Friday , September 17 - Fortin's Restaurant clobbered My Brothers Place 19-1 to win the News twilight league softball championship. Monday, October 18 - The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 to win the 1971 World Series ; Roberto Clemente \l was named MVP of the series and Connecticut 'sown Steve Blass was the pitching hero. Wednesday, November 3 - Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs was named winner of the National League Cy Young award. Friday, November 26 - Pat Sullivan of Auburn was named winner of the 1971 Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the college ranks. Saturday, November 27 - The Naugatuck Greyhound football team overpowered Ansonia 46-13 to capture the NVL title and finish their season with a 9-1 record. Saturday, December 11 - The Naugatuck High School football team placed eight players oh the NVL team. They were Tom Scally, Paul Mariano (offense and defense), Roger Verbyla, Greg Mencio, Bernie Palmer, Laden Mercer, Bill Grabowski and Bob Woodfield. Monday, December 13 - The Los Angeles Lakers set a new NBA record by scoring their 21st consecutive win. December 15, 1971 - The new Naugatuck Hall of Fame named five recipients to be honored on January 21.They are Peter J. Foley, Alex Sullivan, Richard Tuckey, William Stokes and Frank Shea. Friday, December 17 - Raymond Legenza , Naugatuck High School and Athletic Director, was chosen the number one high school baseball coach in the country by the American Association of college baseball coaches. I would like to take just a moment to thank everyone for providing information that helps me put the NEWS sports pages together, especially the athletic department at the Naugatuck High School, who have been so gracious. May you all have a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year. By JOE CARNICELLI ITPI Sports Writer UCLA's young Bruins had their first big test Thursday night and passed it with flying colors. The No. 1 ranked Bruins, taking on their toughest 'opponent of the season thus far, clobbered sixth-ranked Ohio State, 79-53, to win their own Bruin Classic. UCLA surged to an 11-1 lead in the first four minutes and then opened up a 23-point lead in the first half before BUI Walton, the Bruins' Moot-11 sophomore center, ran into foul trouble. Ohio State closed the gap to 43-38 in the second half before their 6-11 center, Luke Witte, also ran into foul trouble. The Bruins then surged to a 22- point advantage before Coach John Wooden inserted his subs. Walton, who played only 18 minutes, managed 14 points and had 12 rebounds and six blocked shots before the half. Witte led Ohio State, now 7-2, with 19 points. The victory was the eighth without a,loss this season for the Bruins, who failed to surpass the 100-point mark for the first time. VUlanova Upsets S.C. South Carolina, unbeaten and ranked third in the nation, didn't fare so well. Tom Ingksby, who finished with 28 points, sank two free throws with six seconds left as loth- ranked VUlanova upset the Gamecocks, 77-76, to win the Quaker City Tournament. South Carolina had battled back from a nine-point deficit to go ahead on Kevin Joyce's basket with 27 seconds left, but Inglesby was fouled in the act of shooting and converted the two free throws. Tom Riker had 28 points for South Carolina and Joyce added 16. Jim O'Brien scored 20 points and soph Len Elmore, named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, had 18 rebounds as 14th-ranked Maryland stunned No. 8 St. John's (N.Y.), 9046, to win the Maryland Invitational. Maryland, with Elmore dominating the boards, moved out to a 44-32 lead at the half and was never in trouble. Bill Schaeffer had. 19 points to lead St. John's. . In another .battle between rated teams, Hawaii, with Bob Nash leading the way, roared back from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Arizona State, ranked 20th, 87-77, and take the Rainbow Classic. Nash finished with 27 points, 16 in the second half, and John Penebacker added 23 for the unbeaten Rainbows, now 9-0. Paul Stovall led Arizona State with 17 points. Other Action In other action involving rated teams, North Carolina (4) beat Bradley, 7549, to win the Sugar Bowl Tournament; Louisville (13) ripped Fordham, 9682, to take the ECAC Holiday Festival; Florida State (17) trounced Washington State, 6561, to win the Far West Classic; and Southwestern Louisiana (11) tripped Los Angeles State, 113-102. Dennus Wuycik and Bobby Jones had 16 points each and Robert McAdoo had 15 in North Caroline's victory while Ron Thomas' 28 points and 17 rebounds paced Louisville over Fordham. Ron King's 17 points and 16 each by Reggie Royals and Holland Garrett helped. 1 Florida State turn back Wash-'-: ington State. •'.'•: In other tournament play,'. Eau Claire, the No. 3 small':! college team, upset No. lv ranked Kentucky State 101-81 in.'-' the Eau Claire Holiday tour->: nament; Lionel Billingy's 35-; ; points and U rebounds helped^unbeaten Duquesne beat Pit--/ tsburgh, 87-67, for the Steel:-Bowl title; John Falcooi'i *! points lifted Davidson to an 83- ! 73 victory over Virginia Tech ' and the Charlotte Invitational ! crown; Dave Angel'8 27 points boosted Clemson to a 7747 triumph over Auburn for the Poinsetta Classic title; Virginia edged The Citadel, 77-72, to take the Palmetto Classic; Missouri beat Kansas State 6758 to win the Big Eight Comments On 8 32 ' 19 ABA Standings 'A Vfeard of Oz- like fantasy! •FutUstuf r zaps the world! Plus 3 Cartoons Press Eait International MAN OF THE YEAR ST. LOUIS (UPD—Profes- sional golfer Lee Trevino was named Sport's Man of the Year The only wrong prediction in the four playoffs last weekend was the pick of K.C. over Miami and considering that it took six quarters to determine a winner in that one, I must consider last weekend's picks successful. These three days will feature so many games on television that the average TV fanatic might need to go the eye doctor when it's all over. The action begins with the Gator Bowl this afternoon and ends with the AFC championship on Sunday afternoon, with seven games in between those two. Now for the predictions. North Carolina vs. Georgia (Gator Bowl) - This game features the battle between the brothers Dooley, Vince who coaches Georgia and Jim who coaches the Tarheels. Georgia has a very strong defense and a steady offense led by running quarterback Andy Johnson and halfback Jimmy "The Greek" Poulos. The Tarheels were very strong inside the ACC but Georgia might have the edge because of stronger competition.. Georgia 24, North Carolina 14 Colorado vs. Houston (Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl) - The Buffs played third fiddle to Oklahoma and Nebraska all season. They rolled over almost everyone butthose two. Houston will have the advantage of playing in its own Jack ydrd'but Colorado still appears to be the better team... Colorado 28,'Houston 20 Texas vs. Perm State (Cotton Bowl) -1 have been scanning the list for an upset and this one appears to be a likely candidate. I still think Penn State is a lot better than they showed against Tennessee. The Longhorns are still the better team with a healthy Eddie Phillips so I pick them but beware of the upset... Texas 21, Penn St. 20 Oklahoma vs. Auburn (Sugar Bowl) - This game is not going to be as close as some people think. Oklahoma has a very powerful offense and a more than adequate defense. The only Auburn chance rests on the ability to score quickly and open up the game behind Heisman winner Pat Sullivan. The Sooners are just too powerful for the Tigers ... Oklahoma 42, Auburn 27 — Stanford vs. Michigan (Rose Bowl) - John Ralston's team has only played well in the games that meant something. For this reason the Rose Bowl will be a good ball game. The Wolverines feature super- runner Billy Taylor and will come out on top . . .Michigan 24, Stanford 13 ... Nebraska vs. Alabama (Orange Bowl) - The college biggie. I could goon and on giving reasons why either club can win. Nebraska has a devastating offense led by Jerry Tagge and Jeff Kinney and a solid defense anchored by Larry Jacobson and Rich Glover. Alabama has a healthy Johnny Musso and a very underrated Terry Davis at quarterback. The Tide also has a good defense and the Bear, Coach Bear Bryant. I think Nebraska is not going to let their national standing and long winning streak slip away . . . Nebraska 26, Alabama 25 .... Miami vs. Baltimore (AFC Championship) - The Dolphin win in overtime last Saturday was one of the most exciting in some time. The Colts methodically ground the Browns into the turf with consistent pressure. If Bob Griese can stand that pressure on offense . and if the defense can keep Johnny TJ. at bay, the Dolphins will win. Garo Yepremian will probably have a Iqt to say (with his foot) as to the outcome of the game.. .Dolphins 18,'Colts 14 — Dallas vs. San Francisco (NFC Championship) - The year of the Cowboys came one step closer to reality against the Vikings. The Cowboy defense was opportunistic and it turned the tide. The Cowboy w Kenlucfcy Virginia Floridians New YorK Pittsburgh Carolina W«t L. pet. at 21 9 .757 ... 25 15 .425 4"t 17 21 .447 ll'.t It 21 .432 12 .405 1JW .325 H',5 17 J5 13 27 Utah Indiana Memphis Denver Dallas Thursday'* Virginia 124 Carolina 170 KenlucXy 111 Floridians Dallas 102 Mempfiis 99 Utah 103 Denver 98 (Only games schedule) W. L. PC). 61 29 9 .757 ... 22 17 .544 7 16 22 .421 12V, 14 21 .400 13 15 24 .315 14 Remits Thursday by the Sporting News. . Trevino captured the U.S., offense responded under pressure with enough points to win the Canadian and British Open game. The 49ers were good if not spectacular. John Brodie came up titles this year, all within the with the big play once again. The difference will be how well the two space of four weeks and earned defenses perform. I tend to think that the Cowboys' will perform well a total of $231,224 in prize enough to push their team into a Super Bowl confrontation with the 19 money. TRAINER NAMED EDWARDSV1LLE, HI. (UPD -Wilfred Buddell, trainer of the Southern Illinois at Edwardsville soccer team, Thursday was named trainer for the U.S. Olympic soccer team. • Dolphins... Cowboys 27,49ers 17 — WALTER MATTHAU "KOTCH" uppose hey Gave awar and Nobody Came" „. Sat.-Snn. Mat. 2:00over 4:09 rj. Cartoons K 1 ' PLANET OF THE APES" ft ' ', 'f^^^pfp^ JRAND SET RrtUU K ^ bat.-sun. Mat 888-6404 * 99cToAll FNCENT PRICE EPH COHEN Wfefe Murders 0 ^.y«^ ROT NOTICE CARMEN'S TAILORS WILL BE CLOSED JAN. 1 TO MAR. 1,1972 DUE TO ILLNESS PLEASE CALL FOR YOUR CLOTHES 63 RUBBER AVE. PHONE 729-2017 BE PREPARED Remodel Now P'or More Comfortable Living. WANT TO: Beautify Stretch Space Insulate Modernize COM! IN AND Sf K US BROWN LUMBER CO. 51 Elm St. Nougoftuck 719-454* MtftM Chirp T «vl* e're ringing in the New Year with hearty good wishes for you and all your loved ones. May this be the year all your fondest dreams come true. We're grateful to have served you during the past year and anticipate, with pleasure, continuing our association. CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDA Y TO PREPARE FOR OUR BIG WINTER SALE From the Staff at

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