The Weirton Daily Times from Weirton, West Virginia on September 12, 1972 · Page 15
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The Weirton Daily Times from Weirton, West Virginia · Page 15

Weirton, West Virginia
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Tuesday, September 12, 1972
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AROUND THE HORN By John Phillips Tie Weirton Daily Times, Tuesday, September 12, WJ* --15 With 4 Wins In Row But Lose Dick Biddle Orioles Make Move [nRunForPennant WELL, HERE WE GO AGAIN I UNDERSTAND the Wcirton Crime Stop Committee has recommended to the Hancock County Board of Education that the rest of this year's Weir High home football games he moved to afternoon starting times. Naturally, the request comes about due to the outbreak we had here Friday night. In 1969, there was a terrible riot following the Steubenville-Weir game. I was stunned at the situation and my first thought was to get back to the office with my wife and friends, wondering just how serious the situation would be. Well, Friday night, I was alone and apparently had just missed the action outside [he stadium although it was obvious something was wrong due to the crowd growing at the intersection of Virginia Ave., and Orchard. When it was all over, I was really disappointed. For one thing, I bad been wrong. For the past two months, I have had several meetings with Wintersville Coach Bob Kettlewell, mostly for my football edition, pictures, elc, ABOUT A month before Friday night's game, Keltlewell told me t h a t tickets for the Wintersvillc-Stcubenville Central game were going quite well hut that tickets for the game al Wcirton were going slow. "A lot of people arc afraid to go to Weirton," said Kelllewell, "because of Ihe trouble you've had there. I immediately came lo the defense of Weirton. f told Kettlewell that if he can, he should impress on his fans and boosters that there have been no problems at the Weir Stadium since the Big Red outbreak in 19f9. I reminded him of the "corrals" now in place in (he stadium to separate the student crowds. 1 also reminded him of better police enforcement at tlie stadium. And besides, there wasn't any problem last year when Weir came to Wintersvillc was Ihere? Al an officials clinic just three weeks ago, I had another discussion with Wintersville assistant, Rich Saccoccia, on the Weir .situation. Rich and I are pretty good friends. I reminded Rich, and in a pretty sharp tone, thai Wcirton has done everything il can to alleviate problems at the football games and t h a t for the past two football seasons it's been relatively peaceful. 1 even went so far as to draw an outline for Coach Saccoccia of the "corrals" which had been installed to separate the crowds. IT HAD upset me a little t h a t 1 was hearing the adults voicing concern at the game. I feel that the less said by adults, the. less heard by the youngsters and eliminated. And now I've got to eat my words. Many, many Wintersville fans have already promised not to return to Weirton for any sporting events. And that's a shame. Weir High and Wintersville, 1 believe, liave started a great rivalry. Heck, we even had 1,500fans go to Wintersville lastyear. And I'll tell you right now. Weir High has been blessed with large crowds the last two weeks. There were approximately 6,000 at Ihe Madonna game and almost that many at the Wintersville game. This week's game will) Oak Glen would certainly draw as many, especially with Brooke not playing until Saturday night and Madonna open. Granted, it's only a minority thai caused the problem last week. But the damage is done. Even at the Madonna game Saturday night, it was obvious that the usual crowd for a Madonna- Burgettsttown game was Iwlowpar. Hardhats Sweep 9th Win, Rip Virginia Team, 51-0 Youngstown's Hardhats, set to appear here Saturday night at Weir Stadium against the Detroit Warriors, rolled to tlieir ninth victory of the season Saturday night, soundly t r o u n c i n g the Alexandria (Va.) Stonewalls, 510, at Austintown. The victory upped the Hard- :ials record to 9-2 but the win was marred by the loss of All- Amcrican linebacker, Dick Biddle, a 6-0, 225-pounder from Parkersburg, who starred for Duke University. Weirton native, George Rodak,! the young coach of the Youngstown entry in the Midwest Professional Football I-cague, announced Monday that Biddle, who had been impressive enough to draw raves from several NFL scouts, was lost for the remainder of the season with a double fracture in Die lower leg. Biddle, who has become a hero of sorts in the Youngstmvn area, received the injury early in the third period Saturday with tlie Hardhats in front, 21-0. In High School Ranks Cameron's Carey Leads State Play Hy United Press International Jim Carey of Cameron carried off the honors for individuals but Sherman of Seth grabbed the leadlines for team efforl during the second week of West Virginia high school football. C a r e y , a j u n i o r h a l f b a c k , scored five touchdowns as Cameron's Dragons breathed fire in thrashing B a r r a c k v i l l c , 58-6. idcas""'Tor"prob!cms"are P" rc ' scorctl ° n TM"s of ·!. 51, 20, '16 and 9 yards ana gamed 216 .yards all told. Selli beat Wmficld, 13-2, to end lat school's regular season inning streak of 41 games. "I feel Seth very definitely cserved to win," said Winfield !oach I,con McCoy. "They had ne better football team. Rex Cisco of Burch passed for liree tbouchdowns and ran for ne in sparking the Bulldogs to icir first victory, 34-C, over Gilbert. John Douglas bulled his way to y a r d s in spearheading I'M A strong advocate of night high school football games. Especially in this area where it jusl wouldn't seem right lo play a foolball game on Saturday afternoon. I'm sure that every precaution will be taken this week to ensure crowd control at Friday night's game. It's just a shame thai so many law enforcement personnel will be needed. But like I said in 1969, perhaps we should move lo Saturday afternoon games. Despite the fact we've only bad the one problem in two years, relations with other schools h a v e b c e n a f f e c t c d . And, most important, we just don't have a guarantee lliere won't be more problems. Daytime games have proven to be sue cessfu! in the Pittsburgh area. IT'S FELT here that tile Hancock County Board of Education should take the Wcirton Crime Stop Committee's request undei serious consideration and act in the best interests of the community and Weir High School athletics. We've got t o ' m a k e the football games safe enough so tha families will let their children go to the games with the feeling there won'tbe any trouble. And when it's felt thai Weirton funs arc once again ready for nightgames, Ihen this action would certainly be welcomed. a r k e r s b u r g South's secoiu triumph, 42-8 over Clarksburg Vashington Irving. Ron G a r r e t t of Harrisvillc oiled up 206 yards and scorcd iree l o u c h d o w n s in guiding larrisvillc's Gators past Tyler 0-13. Jeff Haymaker kicked a 23- ird f i e l d goal to p r o v i d e V a h a m a ' s m a r g i n in a 9- larrisville's Gators past Tyler 0-13. J e f f Haymaker kicked a 23- ml f i e l d goal to provide Vahama's m a r g i n in a 9-8 onquest of Kyger Creek, Ohio. Norm Trowbridge of Paden City also kicked a 23-yard field ;oal anil scored touchdowns on uns of one and 47 yards to give he Wildcats a 17-14 nod over Shadyside, Ohio. Greenbrier East Coach Bol: liopp said of meeting Charleston High School for the first time 'This is sort of branching out getting into the real big time, Charleston won 33-fl. Charleston plays Georg Washington and Bcckley takes on Greenbrier East in breathers thi. week, p r e p a r a t o r y to thei crucial clash at Beckley nex week. While the Hardhats show such an impressive over-all record o 9-2, they arc still 5-1 in the league and trail Indiana by a half-game They hope lo keep the race close Saturday night when they lake 01 Detroit in a league encounter Tlie kickoff for Saturday's game is set for 7:30 p.m. The Weir High Booster Club, ii cooperation w i t h W e i r Higl School, is sponsoring tlie game Weirton fans will get an op portunily to see some fine talcn with Youngstown leading tin l e a g u e in v i r t u a l l y ever; department. A few West Liberty standout, w i l l be seeing action fo oungstown. Tlie most familia arnes arc A l l - A m e r i c a nebacker, Tom Priest, a hard itting 6-2, 225-po»nder, and glue ngered w i d e r e c e i v e r , Lo Iccone, a 5-10, 165-pounder rtarv Roush, also of Wcs iberty, will sec action also a idc receiver. Quartcrbacking the Hardhats s 22-year-old Joe Sanford, who itarred for Edinboro State. The 51, 190-pound scrambler is eading the league in passing statistics. Another familiar name for area football enthusiasts is that of Allan Watson, of East Liverpool. Watson was formerly witli the Pittsburgh Steelers as a place kicker but has since found a home at Youngstown. Just last week, the 5-10, 160 p o u n d e r , originally froir Newport College in Wales, splil tlie uprights with a 51-yard tick goal. He owns several other three-pointers, the most im portant a 49-yarder that enabled (he 'Hats to upset defending league champion, Columbus, in the second game of the season 23-20. Tickets for tlie game will be $2.50 for reserved seats and $1.50 for general admissions. Ad- HY NEIL IIERSHBEIIC. | UPI Sports Writer The Baltimore Orioles may he own but Earl Weaver cautions ot to count the Birds out. The Orioles have won the litle n the American League Kust asily the past three seasons and Veavcr isn't about to do things i f f e r e n t l y n o w that his club is in i hotly contested pennant race, loog Powell's f i r s t home run in !1 days helped Mike Cuellar to his ,6th victory Monday night and Save Baltimore a 3-2 verdict over Milwaukee as the Orioles com- jleted a four-game sweep of tlie iirewers. Powell's 18th limner was three-run shot in the [mirth inning ff losing pitcher Jim Colborn. :}ub Cinch and Tommy 1 were on base with singles. T h e v i c t o r y , c o u p l e d Boston's 0-5 loss to Cleveland and New York's 4-2 rain-abbrcviatei victory over Detroit, left the Orioles one-half game behind the division-leading Red Sox. New York is Pi back and Detroit is f o u r t h , twoganicsoff the pace. They'll dmtimie "I'm going to continue playing it the way I have been the last three years," Weaver .said. "We can win it but we have do it ourselves. We're slill in it and very club in it is going lo have a eprieve liefore it's over." In other American league Barnes M i n n e s o t a swept a loubleheader from Oakland, 2-1, n 10 innings, and 3-2, and ;hicago edged Kansas City, 2-1. In the National League New York topped Philadelphia and Steve Carlton, 4-2, Houston edged xs Angeles, 4-3, and Montreal ilankecl St. I/mis, 4-0. Hoy Foster's s a c r i f i c e fly scored Buddy Bell with the go- .ihead run in tlie sixth and Tom McCraw drove in three runs with a homer and a triple to lead Cleveland over Boston. Six home runs were hit in the contest with Hie Red Sox belting four and the Reese !s Hero Rich Heese, who entered boll games as a defensive replace incut, drove in the winning ninj with a double and i walk l« lea Minnesota to their doubleheadci weep over Oakland, The dual osses, combined with Chicago's rictory over Kansas City, shaved lie A's lead over Die White Sox in lie American League West to two games. Consecutive home r u n s by iobby Murcer and Felipe Alou started a three-run fourth inning vhich carried New York past Detroit. Time was called in Hie lop ol the sixth inning with a 3-1 count on leadoff batter Norm Cash and the game was called one hour and 43 minutes later. Steve Kline won bis 16th game in 22 decisions. Dick Allen became the single most p r o d u c t i v e .season home run hitter in While Sox history by hammering his 34th in tlie f i r s t inning to lend Chicago over Kansas City. "They say he's huiiuin but I'm not convinced liccause 1 got him out once," losing pitcher Paul Splittorff said afterwards. MAJOR League Results Parents' Night Slated Tonight By Don Boosten The Madonna Booster Club is sponsoring Parents' Night to night at 6:110 p.m. at the Knight of Columbus. All parents of football player* and cheerleaders arc invitee along with all Madonna boosters Coach Woody Miller will rcvici films of last week's game will Union. Food and refreshment will be served. There is mission. no charge for ad Men's Invitational Tourney Is Sept. 16 OANCKU WILL COACH NEW YORK (UPI)--Forme ^ Nationid dance champion Georg va'nced tickets can be purchased| Werner, of Albcrtson, L.I., hii at Russ Craft's Service Station onjbcen named the coach of II Main Street; the Plaza Men's! United States team that wi Shop; Compact 16 on Perm-.compete in the World Rolli iylva'nia Ave., and the Marl-Irai]Skating c h a m p i o n s h i p s in Marland Heights Road. Bremen, Germany. A full field of 200 golfers will tee off in the annual Men's Invitational tournament on Saturday, September 16 at Williams Country Club in Weirton. F. W. Brogan, Tournament Chairman, said the first four- some'will tee off at 9 a.m. The member-guest best ball event will be played for the Onoretta trophies, named for Charles "Chuck" Onorctta, the professional at Williams for 20 years Richardson Obtained In Browns' Deal CLEVELAND( U P I ) --Gloster: return for the 6-2, 200-pound Richardson, a six-year veteran receiver, was acquirerj Monday by the Cleveland Browns from the Oakland Raiders. The Browns will relinquicli a 1974 draft choice to the Raiders in Richardson. Richardson played with the Dallas Cowboys last season, snaring eight passes, three for past," he said, ' touchdowns, like." Leroy Kelly however, said lie did not Ihink the losses would affect the team. "It hasn't in the , We haven't had many really The Browns, who open their good exhibition seasons since I've r e g u l a r season Sunday here been with Uje club," Kelly said, against (he Green Bay Packers, "This team still has confidence in lost all six exhibition games, a itself." feat that the players are still i In Kelly's six years with the Ticket Sales For Oak Glen, Weir Tilt Set Tickets for the Oak Glen-Weir vou s | 10 u]j taste what a victory is talking about. 'It's not good to lose all of .them," running back Bo Scott; said. "Somewhere along the line i Browns they have been 9-26 in High football game Ihis Friday nighl are on sale at Herche's Drug Stores in Newell, New Cumberland and Chester and also at the Oak Glen High School. Weir High fans can get the tickets at the usual places in Weirton at Rust Craft's and Plaza Men's Shop, The cost of the tickets is $1.75. exhibition play. The Browns were the only National I-cague team not to win a ame this summer. before he retired in 19G9. Each contestant will play to three-fourths of his handicap, In addition to the Onoretta trophies !o the winning best ball twosome [here will be 2G other prizes with a total value of $950. will be awarded to the first five best ball teams, to first second and third low gross anc low net for both members anc quests, and for the longest drive -md closesl to the pin for both members and guests. A buffel Iinner will be served following the tournament. Last year's w i n n e r ' s were Wayne Van Dine of Williams ant] Robert Newbrough of Pleasant Valley Country Club in Weirton They finished with a best ball score of 06, six under par. The professional at Williams who succeeded Mr. Onoretta, is Herbert W. Sbrevcs, former pro- f e s s i o n a l a t P l e a s a n t Valley Country Club in Weirton. Besides Mr. Brogan, other members of the t o u r n a m c n committee are R. .1. McKinley W. C. Dumbaugh, R. H. Millei Jr., John A. Jones, Fred Werner andMr.Shrcves. National League p e t . 642 g . b . 12 n1n I- r n n c i ^ c o Oieno Monti .1 y York d rMl .1 .Inn .1 L. 70 64 64 73 t.3 If B3 53 76 60 73 63 6 4 73 60 77 51 Gl R e u l l s Philfl 2 SI, Louis 0 oi AntjL'los 3 c i sc h eel u U d) .532 16 .447 5 3 ' ; AM IV . .360 38 p e t . g.b .610 .559 7 . 5 3 7 10 ..167 19V; .438 ? 3 ' ; . 3 8 1 3 1 T o r t n v ' s p rob n b l c F ' i l c t i e r s [ All T i m e s EDT) P i t t s b u r g h ( £ Mis 1 3 - 7 ) h i c c K i o H o o 1 o r 9 1 3 ) , 3 : 3 0 St. I. Dim C l e v e l a n d 13 13) Montreal [ M o r t o n 6 - 1 3 ) , 8 -.05 New Y o r k Cincmnd ti Los Amjole I Wffdh n o a [ R o y n o l d F . 7 - 1 2 } npion s .51 fin ? 0 ) , 8:05 ( J o h n ( dry fin 1 1 5 ) 1 1 A). [Only y am e s -, c h c (J u I ed ) 1 Ch Mon ! G a m e s 'C nqo lroal, nigU Ami ( it, A m e r i c a n L e a g u e E a s t ·iHimorr ew Y o r k e t r o M nl.irul n 64 A3 73 pel. .545, .540 .533 , i ? 9 p e t . .sai .564 . 5 1 1 . 4 9 3 .J67 . 3 7 8 /inc M o n d a y ' ? O.iM.VHl 1. Isl eveUind 6 Doilon 5 .illipnore 3 Milw 1 .Y. -\ Del ?- S' i inn*" r3 ' 111 litriqo ? Kansas C i t y I [Only fj.imes scheduled) T o d a y ' s P r o b a b l e Pile hers { A l l Timci EDT) T o x a s - (GtKjnlcwsXi 3 - 9 ) ii I Ccililorma IMessersmilh 6 9 ) . 11 Chicago (Bnhnsun 1' 1^ il1 Kansas Clly [Monlciomcry VI), Onklnnd (Hunter 19 7} af I i nnc so t n [Cor bin B - 7 ) , 9 p.m. Eld Mi more (Dohson 1 5 1 5 ) nl CJclroit ( F r y m a n i - 2 ) , 8 : 3 Boston (Ti.uil H .1) si New York (Pderson 14 U, 7 : 3 0 Cleveland ( W i L t o x 7 12 and u t l c r 0 0 Lamb 3 4 ) at Milwaukee (Uell 2-1 and Parsons 11 I?), 2. 6:30 p.m. W e d n e s d a y ' s G a m e * Texas al Cnlif, niqtil Oakland at Minn, nlghl Chicago at Kan C i t y , n-ighl U.i 11 i\\ Delroit, night Cleveland a I /Viilw, ni«»t Host on a I New York, nlyhl Weir High Boosters The Weir High Boosler Club will hold a regular meeting today at 7:30 p.m. in Building C on the Weir High campus. 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