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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, October 3, 1977
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»«0«d*y. October 3.1S77 TbtPhartn-Trlbune. tatfimpait, lad.—» Cass Woman Riding High On Harness Circuit Nancy Felker And 4-Legged Friend ByPAMMcKINNEY She says she's a good long shot but the odds arc definitely in.her favor when it comes to winning the race for attractiveness. Nancy Felker, Rt. 4, is a harness racing driver. It's a sure bet there aren't too many female harness racing drivers around. But the young woman, who says she's "mainly a first-grade teacher," doesn't let that bother, her. In fact, it appears she doesn't think there's anything to be bothered about. She explains why she pursues Ihis hobby: "I just like it; I like horses." She 'doesn't feel any apprehension as a'woman driver and declares, "Most guys are pretty good about il." The male harness racing drivers "have all been prelly good on the whole." she says but adds, "There's jealousy in everything — it's probably there." Nancy first became acquainted with harness racing when she was in the third grade and her father purchased a horse. He started training the colt. "Round And Round." when it was a three-year-old and then began racing it. "I just kind of grew into harness race driving." Nancy says. Her first race as a driver, at the age of 16, was a matinee"al Montpelier. Nancy recalls that she placed fifth or sixth. "Last, probably," she grins. Since that time she's made some strides forward. Although she describes herself as a good long shot. .Mancy has experienced some thrilling races. "The most exciting race was at Audubon Raceway mow Midwest Raceway) al Henderson, Ky.," she recalls. . . "• In racing there one summer she set a track record for a mile and 1/16 with a neighbor's horse. Because the horse set a record, that .fall the race was named after him. The real 'excitement came, however, when Nancy raced that same horse in that race and won. The winning horse received a blanket with his name on it. which. Nanc.v said, was "especially nice because the owners are like a second mother and dad." ' Nancy chalked up her fastest mile, 2:02.4. at the Illinois Stale Fair, Springfield, this past August, during one'heat of a race. But the thrills in harness racing aren't always in winning or clocking a good time. Nancy has experienced the other kind of thrill, thc.spill. too. But just once. In the one wreck in which Nancy has been involved in her years of racing, the horse nosedived and the sulky flipped over the horse, Nancy went with the sulky which landed on top of her. "It happened just:like that." she remembers. After checking Nancy and the horse out, Nancy's father sent them both out again to jog. "We ' both had to get pasl that point where we went down." she relates. Nancy has driven in "maybe 100" races at race tracks in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. She has raced at county and state fairs and parimutuel tracks. Nancy races in the summer; the rest of the year she can be found al the Flora Elementary School teaching first grade'. Nancy doesn't feel that her sex presents any limitations when she's driving. With some horses, it requires strength to drive, she says, adding, "I have driven some that pull pretty hard." But the holder of an ,".V license doesn't believe her size and strength are handicaps. Nancy has one horse; her • family has eight altogether. Most of the horses she races belong to her family although she has driven for others. • The young woman knows of only two other women who raced this past summer in the state.' She speculates: "I'm only in it because I grew up with it. Some of the girls I know worked with horses, before they got their licenses." Many young girls have a special love of horses when they are young but with her hobby, Nancy Felker proves that the interest need not be passive. Driving a harness racer is any thing but passive. Bo Says Decision To Kick Helped Redskins, Cards Do Stumbling Act One swift kick courtesy of ball. Both the Washington Red- said fullback John Riggins. who interceptions of Harl passes by rally Detroit skins and St. Louis Cardinals caught-a-53-yard TD pass to cornerback Joe Lavender and deficit. The from a 13-10 period.- up short coach Bo Schembechler "may "It wasn't hard for us (o get were considered NFC playoff, seal the victory. "We couldn't defensive end Ron McDole. behind'-'Ron Jaworski who Bert Jones fired a 15-vard slakt? ' just re-establish his Michigan up for them." said Lotl. "We contenders in the pre-season afford to lay another egg." "We haven't put it together completed 13-of-24 passes for scoring pass to Don McCauley Quarter" Wolverines as the No, I college play off our pride. We've got'forecasts, but stumbled all over Kilmer completed i2-of-2! yet," Cardinals' Coach Don 207 yards and two TDs : "*- " : J • -• M football team in the country. the talent and the ability to be themselves in opening-day passes 'for 206 yards, including Coryeil said. . . Stee'lers 28, Browns M: Upon winning the toss prior a great football team, but losses. scoring passes of 12 yards to Kansas City hosts Oakland "' '- • recovered with a 16- Frank Grant. 27 yards to Jean tonight. runs by Norm Sl to the start of Saturday's game we've got to work hard to get . ....._ played in windy, rainy weather there." 13 victory over Chicago last Fugett and 53 yards to Riggins. Jets 30, Patriots 27: in Michigan, Schembechler, for Fourth-ranked Perm State lost wecl( . making the Cards slight Mark Moseley added .a 41- -Pat Leahy,, who the first time since he took over its first game following three favorites in Sunday's game at yard field goal, the club, chose to have his victories, as Ivpoinl underdog Washington, since the Redskins Sl, Louis, har . ... ,„ .,„.„„, „ .. team kick. • Kentucky rallied behind quar- had shown their age again last by, poor field position, scored in blocked, kicked a 32-yard field TD pass to Frank Lewis. The third-ranked Wolverines terback " Derrick • Ramsey to week in a narrow triumph over the fourth period on Jim Hart's goal with 23 seconds remaining Falcons 17, Giants 3: lead. The Dolphins quarter Ux give added a touchdown with 21 D „ u ^ •„ ^ w- « altl " lore a I 7 ' 7 advantage, seconds loft when running back Terry Bradshaw drilled three Ron Lee ran nine yards for a Leroy Harris scored from two TD passes, two lo Lynn Swann, touchdown and Toni Linhart yards out to cap a 4B-vard and plunged for a fourth score booted a 45-yard field goal for drive, to spark Pittsburgh. Bradshaw the Colts. Bills' QB Joe went on to demolish' fifth- win, 24-20. ranked Texas A&M, 41-3, and No. 6 Colorado Schembechler feels the decision serious strides towards becom- looking youthful, helped revive 14-7 and a iryard plunge by to allow the Aggies to receive ing one of the best teams in the Washington Sunday 'with three Wayne Morris- with just 28 was largely responsible for his country, romped over Army 1 . 31- touchdown passes in a surpris- 'seconds remaining. team's convincing victory. o. for its fourth victory in a '"8 24 - M victory over SI. Louis. Two other St. 'L " ' " earlier . . _„ missed a key extra point completed 10-01-17 passes for- Ferguson was l9-of-3S for 234 Rams 34, «ers M: St, Louis, hampered all game altempl and had a field goal 143 yards including a 65-vard yards and two TDs ' Los Angeles converted two " ' intercepted passes thrown by jj m Plunkett and a blocked Saints 42, Bears 24: Atlanta. 7-yard TD pass to J.V. Cain, to give Jets's new Coach Walt making But Bill V Kilmer, suddenly which cut Washington's lead to Michaels his first victory. ....... victory "I've got confidence in my row. offense, but on a windy, rainy In other games involving top day. I think 1 made the right 10 teams. No. 7 Ohio State beat move," he said. Southern Methodist, 35-6,',No. 8 Russell Davis, a junior Texas walloped Rice, 72-15, No. fullback, broke loose for two 9 Florida was upset by touchdowns and gained 109 Louisiana State, 3S-14, and No", yards on 19 carries. 10 Nebraska had an easy time "I thought we were no worse defeating Indiana, 3l-;>. than even in the first half," On Friday night, Brigham said Texas A&M Coach Emory Young overwhelmed New Bellard. "But Michigan came Mexico 54-19 -out in the second half and beat us every way you can beat a football team, offensively, defensively and in the kicking game." The Wolverines, following lackluster victories over Duke and Navy, have now run their record to 4-0 and will be battling Southern California and Oklahoma for the No. 1 ranking Pioneer split with South this week, Newton in weekend junior high The Trojans, presently football. < ranked No. 1, beat Washington ' The 7lh grade remained State, 41-7, Friday night, while unbeaten with a 14-0 victory second-ranked Oklahoma de- while the 8th grade lost 28-2. feated Big-Eight opponent Randy Koons and Rusty Kansas, 24-9, Saturday, as Carmichae! scored TDs for the junior QB Thomas Lott rushed ~th grade and Rick Weaver . for 102 yards and three TDs. added a -conversion run. The injury-prone Lott suf- Weaver had 78 yards on the fered an injury to his knee ground and Ken Leshcr led the before the season began and tackles with six. had not been able to play an Gary Spencer accounted for entire game uritil Saturday. But the 8th grade safety on a his performance against the blocked punt. Tim Howell led Jayhawks earned him the game the tackles with 10. 'Louis fourth- Lions 17, Eagles 13 Greg Landry passed yards to running back Dexter Busscy for a touchdown with " We needed a' good game," quarter drives were stopped by 2:47 left in Ihe third quarter to Scott Hunter set up Monroe quarterback Kim , McQuilkeh threw an 8-yard scoring pass lo Alfred Jenkins late in the final Carew Ends in Flourish five-run third inning, which carried the Rangers to their victory. Mike Jorgensen hit two homers for the A's, who twice Pioneer Splits Pair struck out nine in pitching his fifth shutout. Paul Hartxell was . EIrod H e n d ri c k s singled home the tying runs and rookie Dell Alston's squeeze bunt Mariners 3, White Sox 2: Rod Carew reviewed his "-Dave Goltz pithed a seven- Diego 3 San Francisco l, Brigham elegant season: A .388 batting hitter and became a 20-game -Royals 2, Angels 0: average ... a sixth American witiner for the first time with.a Dennis Leonard pitched a six- League batting title ... the 20-n record. Sixto Lezcano hit hitter and raised his record to _ ... highest average since 1957 and his 21st homer and Cecil Cooper 20-12 with the help of George cut the Texas lead to one run. higher than any since 1941 went 4-for-4 to finish with a .300 Brett's 22nd homer. Leonard and the most hits by any^layer average for the Brewers. in 46 years. . Baltimore and Boston wound "H means I had some pretty up in ,a lie f6r second place in the laser, good season," remarked the the AL East when their game Yankees 8, Tigers 7: Minnesota Twins' star with a was rained out, 'Kansas City ~~~ ' grin. defeated California, 2-0, New Carew, whose average rose to York shaded Detroit, 8-7, Texas a high of .411 in mid-season, beat Oakland. 8-7, Seattle enabled the tie-breaker to score completed the campaign with a topped Chicago, 3-2, and Cleye- for the Yankees in the eighth three-hit flourish Sunday, in land beat Toronto, 5-4, after a inning. Ben Oglivie drove in leading the Twins to a G-2 2-1 loss, in other American three runs for the Tigers with a victory over Ihe 'Milwaukee League-games. • ' Brewers. He had three hits and National League scores were drove in a run; the latter Philadelphia 5 .Montreal 3, enabling him to achieve the 100- Houston 6 Los' Angeles 3, Pittsburgh over Chicago 5-1 and 3-2, New York 6 St. Louis Archie Manning ran for three Tom Wittum punt into a 17- Ealcy's 1-yard plunge early'in touc ;hdowns and passed 35 point final quarter. Los Angeles the second period with an 18- 5f, ar l ? runn '"e back-Chuck may have lost leading receiver three vard bootleg play and backup Muncie for another to help New Ron Jessie for the year with quarterback Kim McQuilken ° rl ^ s , to its « ret *' ctor y- " e torn ligaments dashed 11 yards through the knee, middle for his third score of the game in the third period. Cowboys 23, Buccaneers 7: A 79-yard interception return for a touchdown by Thomas Henderson robbed Tampa Bay of early momentum and sent the Buccaneers to their 17th loss in as many games over two seasons. in his right NFL Standings United Press International American Conference East Haliiinoix- Miami Now England NY .lets Houston Cleveland Vikings 19, Packers 7: Fran Tarkenton jiassed for Cincinnati his 311th career touchdown, a • " 16-yard toss to Sammy White in the first quarter, and inrl W :s -.! 1 1 41 L •0 ll 2" 2 3 T Pel. II I.WHI ii i.ooo (l .33.1 {( . ,•{,-(:{ (1 .<KKI Central / Wcsl •" -V. • •»! ' f** , W 2 1! 2 1 W :l 2 j> II -H L 1 1 1 2 L (1 u 1 !•> . T Pel. 11 ,|jG7 II ,W>7 II ,1*7 II .333 T Pet. n 1,000 0 ).|MO 0 ftft" II .000 , Q. .UOtl RBI mark for the first time. Ball American al Boston, cnchi. rain homer and a sacrifice fly and Rusty Staub singled home'a run to finish with 100 RBI for the season. Rangers 8, A's 7: Kurt Bevacqua's two-run Atlanta 6 Cincinnati 3 and San double was the big blow of a Denver Chuck < , )akl:m <i Dan Meyer singled in two, Foreman-and Sammy Johnson KansJ.s' Cl citv runs andKevin, Pasley drove:-iny;^un£ed:(or4yva>':^re..s<!orjes-IQ-^aii.ie ' one with" a single for thbr-giye: Minnesota Coach" Bud <'N«i"Mi_conference Mariners.,,Eric;Soderholm^it -Grant his. 100th NFL career w L T Pet his 25th homer leading off the victory. .,• . v Dallas :i o oinoi) fifth inning - the first hit off Chargers 24, Bengals 3: - Washington 2 winner Glenn Abbott. James Harris fired a pair of Philadelphia ! first-half touchdown strikes to . N V (iiams- i wide receiver Charlie Joiner , c «" ralw one yard for Minnesota 2 in. the : third. '?. clro1 ' ^ San Diego's &° B:W • J Blue Jays 2-4, Indians 1-5: Gary Woods scored on Larry Anderson's wild pitch in the llth providing the Blue Jays with the winning run in the first game. Larvell Blanks had three singles and drove in two runs as rookie Cardeil Camper won Tampa Hay West 0 .GC7 0 .;«.! « .*» 0 .:«! •L T Pet. • I II .B67 ?!• 0 .667 2 0 .:t33 2 0 .KB ,:l <l .owl p H Rob list game, l! Innings) Clf (MX) Mil MMl IMI- • 1111 Tor imoixil mm in— 2 2 11 Blbby. Hood i7i. And«n<on (in and Prultt; Lc'iiuiiU'/vk and Ashb.v. W— 13-Mi. L- Andcrson. i)-l. Pacers Beaten By Bucks Baseball Standings American League East W L Pet, GB New York HH) K> ,r,l7 - lloslon Haltimre Detroit Clcvc Mllw Toronto M Kan Cily Texas Chicago Minn ' Calif Srallle Oakland Saturday r-lj...n n* T«M i!7 •J7 74 71 67 . 54 fott W 102 M !» M 74 54 ' 63 M 64 tt» •M K 107 L CO 68 72 77 88 98 !« ,IUI2 .ur> .457 .-Ml .41-t .:os Pet -KM .,*>!« .556 .522 .457 .3S5 ^UJ 2i.. 21 3 2li 2»'-j 33 National League • EMI W L Pet Phlla , nil in 11-1:1 PiUsbgh Chicago Montreal New Vork t*i itl «t 75 l>4 IMi 7a 87 «'-j West . GB « 12 I7'L. '1* 3H 3H 1 -. 'a Remits Los Anff Clnci Houston San Fran San , Diego Atlanta Saturday's C.hi :tt Pllt«htih W 4 JH HI 75 fa lit 1 L 64 74 K7 [01 "i43 .512 .•)!>! ,3!). r > Pet. S4'l .Ml ,«i; ., .'GB a IK iii; GB III 17 2:1 "17 1 Results (2nd game i Clew • . -tin ooi) imw~ s « l ...Tronto -• <mvii2Mio—4 HI Camper, Waits nil and Kendall:. Clancy, Willis '"iai Vuckovlch (Hi ami Ccrone. w—• Camper, Ml.' L—Clancy. -Ml. Dot 11211 Illll :!!(>— 7 II II N.V. •,. • (UZMKitHx— a 1:1 i Ruhle, Crawford i<;i, Kou- caull 171 and Pan-ish; Clay Ticlrow iSi.. Thomas ilii and Johnson. llendrleks. W — Thomas, HI. . I.—Foiicaiili, 7-7 HHs—Detroit. oalivic 121 r New York, Kluils (I). Seattle uio nil) nm— :! in n Chiceo IHKHHO IIHI— _' i> i Abbot I. Ramo IHI and Pasley; Kros-t. Verhocyen IK> anil Nahorodny. W—Abbott, 1213. L—Frost, l-l. IIR—Chicagoi Clcvc at Tor, 2, ppd.. rain Seattle 5, Chicago 3. LSI Chicago «. Seattle 1. 2nd Detroit ID. New York 7 Baltimore a, Bwlon 7 Minnesota 9, Milwaukee t California 4. Kan City 1 Texas 6. Oakland 5 • Sunday's Remits Bait at Boston, cncld, rain Tor 2, Cleve 1. 1st. II Inns. Cleveland 5, Toronto •», 2nd New York ». Detroit 7 Seattle 3. Chicago •{ Minnesota c, Milwaukee 2 Kan City 3. California 0 . Texas a. Oakland 7 Chi at PIUshRh. ppd.. rnln N.Y. K. SI. Louis 4, 1st St. L 4. New York 2, 2nd Cincinnati (i. Atlanta 2 Los AnKClcs 4. Houston 3 San Francisco 13. San nicxo 4 Montreal 6. Phlla 5. 12 inns. Sunday's Results Pittsburgh 5, Chi 1, 1st Pittsburgh 3, Chi 2. 2nd Phlla 5. Montreal 3 . Atlanta C, Cincinnati 3 New York B. SI. Louis 4 Houston 6. Los Ang :i San Dlcgo 3. San Kr.in I Minn Illll ill I 11:111— Ii in 1 Mllw HH> 11X1 IHHI— 2 7 1 Goll/ and Borgniann: Travers. Rodriguez mi -and Honey. W— Golly, ai-tl l.-Travcr. 4 12. HR— Milwaukee, l,«rano 1211. Calif (««) ODD ixxi— D i; i Kan City noonotiUx— "2 74 Hartzell and Humphrey: Leonard and Porier.^ w— Ix?onard. 20-12. , L— Uarlzcll. 8-i'i IIR— Kansas Cily. Brett 1221. Oaklnd 1110120111—7125 Texas • ous mi) mix— u no Kcough. .l^angford <r>> and . Newman: Polonl. Morel IBI and Fahcy. W— Poloni, "1-0. L— •KcouRh. I-:). HR.S— Oakland, JorKcttson '2 iH). INDIANAPOLIS-'i UPI l "Now we gotta go back and put things together. We needed this ball game." Coach Bobby Leonard of the Indiana Pacers said it moments after they were whipped by the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday night, 120-108. in the opener of their NBA pre-season schedule. The Bucks, with three key rookies'in the lineup, dominated this exhibition match from Ihe start and led virtually all the way to even their pre-season record at M. Milwaukee led 62-54 at the half and built its margin to 17 points late in the final period. The Bucks placed seven players in double figures, led by rookie Marques Johnson with 20 points and Junior Bridgeman and Ernie Grunfeld, also a rookie, with 18 apiece. Newly-acquired Adrian Pantley topped the Pacers and all scorers with 22 but had only 9 at the half. "We didn't pound the boards hard enough, our defense wasn't strong enough and we didn't have the ball movement we need," said Leonard, "but there's time to put things 'together. "Al times we were playing with them, but we got careless in the third and 'fourth quarters." Leonard added. Leonard,was impressed with' Ihe rebuilt Bucks. "Those three are hellish rookies," he said of Johnson, Grunfeld and Kent Benson, the former All-America at Indiana. Benson chipped in with 13 points. He started and played 32 vw iwui\l\. ^mu^ll valuucl WUII i- ,«v^l>;« ' -~ u f his first major-league game for , U)v ,," Jofklre runn ng Jf ck . the Indians n the nightcap. # 0e for ' one ,. louchdo *n and 6 H dives one yard for another to lead Denver. Seattle backup quarterback Steve;Myer:threw a 7 r yard firstrperiod TD pass to Ian Howard but Jim Turner's 36-yard field goal later-in the. period gave Denver the lead for good. " -• _ Dolphins 27, Oilers 7: The Bob .Griese to- Duriel Harris . passing combination scored on a 6-yard toss and set W L T Pet. I) .500 (I -.CB7 II ,«:l I) .000 minutes. • i Four other Pacers hit in double figures. Second to Dantley was Ricky Sobers with 19 . • . - l-os Angelas . . Alianta a I New (Means I »2 San Kranciitc o ;! Sunday's Results I'iUsburgh 2K. Cleve H. •NY Jets ;)fl, New Kng'27 Atlanta 17. NY Giants ,1 Detroit 17. Phlla 1.1 .'.- n.illimrc 17. Buffalo 14 Minn IS. Green Bay 7 " New Orleans 42 Chi 24 Dallas 21. Tampa Bay 7 • -Sao l>ie£« 24. Ci«ci "'J Miami 27. Houston 7. Denver 24, Seattle i:i Uis Anjt' :n, San Fran M • Wash 24. St. Louis M Monday's Game Oakland al Kan Cily, night -FALL FERTILIZATION .MAKES SENSE The sooner your nitrogen is applied, the sooner it can start working. •7RY US ON FOR SIZE" M|N AAA AA A l-ll 7 17 5 17 . •S-li $-17 5-17 VI6 51* S.I4 4t 5f 61 511 5-13 *.)! 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