Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 5, 1978 · Page 6
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 6

Ukiah, California
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Thursday, January 5, 1978
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6— Uklah DAWy Journal, Uklah. Calif. Thursday, January 5, 1978 Af Reno and SusanvHIe Eagles open GVC cage play Friday, Saturday Mendocino College's basketball Eagles try their wings for the first tirpe this "season in survive or die , Golden Valley Gonferjence basketball competition when they travel to Pteno Friday for a meeting with revenge- minded Western Nevada quintet. Saturday they play at Susanville against Lassen, a team which has scored over 100 points on at least one occasion in pre-season play. Western Nevada will not be the same team Mendocino College upset in the GVC preseason tourney, 87 to 60. First, Western Nevada will be playing on its home court. Secondly, it will not be taking the Eagles li^tly, Third, it iwill be revenge-minded. Folirth, and perhaps most importantly of all. Western Nevada will have an added "fifth dimension" to its attack, having a super-scorer eligible who was not eUgible for tourney play. The Ea^es must foreg6 the bright lights, noisy slot machines, and the more feminine distractions of Reno, and concentrate on the job at hand. They must play a tough. tight, foul-free, alert defense; confident, relaxed, good p^c'entage scoripg;'i . and aggressive rebounding on both ' offense and defense, they should give a good account — quite possibly a winning account —of themselves. In the first game against Western Nevada the Eagles had 10 field goals each and 21 points apiece from Kenny Newkirk and Art Larvie; six field goals in seven attempts and 13 points plus strong defense from Jack Claunch; four for four from the floor by Bob Pedroni; 14 points from Peter Garrett, who also sets up teammates well with scoring passes; six points and a tremendous all-around game by, Mike Edwards; and a flock of rebounds from ' everyone. Playing two GVC games back to back on the road in the dead of Winter is tough. So be- it. Lassen will be tough, too. It bombed Yuba, 107-93 in the GVC tourney, but lost to Butte, 96-67, the GVC defending State Champions, who edged Mendocino in a battle of tough defenses and super basketball, 60-46, in the GVC finals. Admission Mendocifio College fro be charged at tourney baseball meeting slated next Admission will be charged for the North Bay League preseason Invitational Basketball Tournament to be hosted by Athletic Director Ed Boyle meeting is to explain the Ukiahi girls Friday night and and Baseball Coach Dan Drew Mendocino College baseball- Saturday morning and af- of Mendocino• College today athletic program issued a call for, all prospective Eagles baseball candidates to report for a get- acquainted, signup and in- ternoon. However, one admission will; cover each day of the tournament of 11 games — or requirements of eligibility, outline the Golden Valley baseball framework, etc. as many games as one is able fprmatidnal meeting Monday, to see Friday night in Chessall Jan. 9, at 1:30 p..m. in Room Oakland fight tokeepA's OAKLAND (UPI) - The city Oakland has let it be known that the American League A's will get away to Denver only in a knock-down j^ag-out battle. The mayor, county officers, and Oakland Coliseum officials discussed the matter Wednesday at a special meeting and issued a statement saying their meeting "reinforced out determination to make a united allout effort to keep the A's in Oakland." ' Marvin Davis, a Denver businessman, has offered to buy the team and move it to Denver if the Coliseum lease can be broken in Oakland. Robert P. Nahas, president of the Coliseum, said he had met in Palm Springs with Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and A's owner Charlie Finley to talk about the proposed sale to Denver. Whatever was said there, Nahas was not persuaded to give up the A's without a fight. "A baseball franchise possesses unique value to a community," said Nahas, "We simply are not willing to negotiate this valuable business and entertainment asset away." The Coliseum had obtained a federal court order preventing the A's from moving in violation of a long- term contract with the coliseum. Mayor Lionel Wison said the Coliseum lease "is a strong, valid contract which we fully intend to enforce." Charles Santana, chairman of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, representing the county in the matter, also added his backing for the stand and said everything would be done to return the A's "to the position of greatness they enjoyed in our commuunity." And the Giants may leave, too By PATRICIA KOZA WASHINGTON (UPI) — A California investment counselor interested in bringing the San Francisco. Giants to Washington ap-' parently is ready to buy half the team — but whether he can buy the other half is still in question. Richard Tinkham, an attorney representing Emil Bernard of Beverly Hills, Calif., said Bernard is trying to buy the 50 percent of the Giants owned by Phoenix businessman Arthur "Bud" Herseth. After that, Tinkman indicated, Bernard and will go after the half of the club owned by Bob Lurie. Lurie and Herseth have a "buy-sell" agreement, but their interpretations of it apparently differ. Lurie, a San Francisco financier who has said he will never allow the club to leave the area, maintains that if Herseth sells, he will merely obtain a new partner. Bernard and Tinkham, in Washington Wednesday to negotiate a lease for Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, contend the agreement calls for Lurie to either buy the whole club or sell his half. "We know what Lurie says, but we wouldn't be spending all this time if we thought that was the case," said Tinkham. "Either he will have to buy Herseth out or sell, according to the contract, and we think he's going to sell." Even if Bernard and his group buy the club, there are other details to be worked out, such as National League approval and the Giants' current lease on Candlestick Park. Tinkham said Bernard's group is prepared to offer Herseth $5.5 million for his half of the club and $11 million for the whole thing, with the money to be split, between Lurie and Herseth. Reserves do it for Golden State, 115-94 OAKLAND (UPI) — The Golden State Warriors reserves kncjw (hat they might be'fighting for their jobs, so they, tijrned in their best performance of the season. Star Rick Barry hit only 1- .for-7 from the field but the reserves outscored their Chicago counterparts 65-31 in a 115-94 Golden State ronip Wednesday night that snapped the Warriors fourrgame loss streak. FAST ACTION — Not quite as fast as ice hockey, but still extremely quick in first this direction, then that, girls' basketball, like boys' basketball, demands quick action and reaction as the offensive-defensive patterns develop on the court. Friday and Saturday Ukiahi will host the preseason NBL Invitational Basketball Tournament in Chessall Gymnasium — with some Saturday consolation games in Pomolita gym. (See story below.) Photo above shows Ukiah Jayvee Shannon Ward, center, attempting to move out of the defensive range of two opponents, while still controlling the ball. Girls now play a fast-breaking, pressing offense and defense, including man for main (woman for woman) defense, and two or three on one fast-break offense. — Journal photo by Erickson. Ukiahi girls host cage rney Friday, Saturday Many of the finest young Chessall Gymnasium, and women basketball players in keep up with the hectic ac- the North Bay League and the tjon, if you can! entire Redwood. Empire will All Friday action is in be competing in an NbL pre- Clhessall Gymnasium, starting season tournament hosted at 3:30 p.m. when Finer of Gymnasium, or Saturday morning and aftemooh at Pomolita and Chessall gyms. The admission prices, reflecting the per game charges encouraged by the NBL for regular boys' play in the 1978 season, will be $2 for adults; $2.00 for students without Student Body cards; $1 for college students and 50 cents for those students with Student.Body cards, and those 12 and under. Play begins Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Chessall Gymnasium, with four games. (See story elsewhere this page.) 803 of the Ukiah Fairgrounds interim campus. The Eagles, who last year proved one of the surprise teams of the GVC and this year hope for an even better record, soon will begin baseball workouts, since the college season is well along by the time most high school baseball teams begin their actual competition. (Feb> 6 is the day on which Ukiahi baseball, swimming, track and other so-called "spring" sports athletes may officially begin practice.) Purpose of the Monday In its short four-year baseball history. Mendocino College, under Skip Hunter, and now Drew, has developed a number of outSttuji^g individual players ^*^»n4 gradually strengthened the team concept in baseball, giving Ukiah and other baseball fans a sampling of the higher caliber of baseball played by the post-high school, pre-college, pre-professional baseball athletes. Rod Dockins, Tom Kibbee; and, for a short period of time, Tom Walker, all left Mendocino College after a year or two and went into "low§p division," so to.j*«pftak, professiorjfil baseball' as , Phillies or Baltimore' Orioles contract players starting up the' baseball ladder. Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon by Ukiah. If you think girls' basketball still is that slow, two-dribble, short-pass, offensive forwards-only can score game of Mom's and Grandma's day, forget it. Come to Chessall Gymnasium, tomorrow, froin 3:30 p.m. on; or, attend any Saturday morning and afternoon Pomolita consolation round game, or Saturday morning and afternoon Championship Round contest' or series of contests in Santa Rosa matches baskets with Fort Bragg. Tipping-off at 5 p.m. will be Fortuna's Huskies and Petaluma's Trojans — one of which will play Ukiah in a Saturday championship-round or consolation game at 11:30 a.m. in Chessall or Pomolita gym. In the 6:30 p.m. third game opening night in Chessall it will be Santa Rosa against Rancho Ctotate—one of which will meet Finer or Fort Bragg al 10 a.m. Saturday. Coach Kent Porter's Ukiahi girls, who have not had any cage competition sifice mid- December, eagerly are awaiting a rugged court confrontation with Montgomery high school, in the 8 p.m. featured Friday night fourth game — with the winner coming back at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Chessall, and the loser al Pomolita, against Fortuna or Petaluma. The Consolation Cham- fMonship game will be at Pomolita at 1:30 p.m. Saturday; the third-plade game at 1:30 Chessall and the Championship game at 3 p.m. in Chessall Gymnasium, Saturday. » By NBL determination there will be a slight admission charged, but the $2 adult fee covers all games of the 11-game tourney; Morton named AFC P /r|l/Aff* OT Y^Or DocWns and Kibbee have riUyt?! Wi filer M C\MM ..stuck- and reportedly each NEW YORK (UPI) — The ference Player of the Year for has contributed solidly to his first major move Red Miller" lOT. respective Rookie, Cass "A" Morton was named on 32 of or "AA" teams, as hurlers. made upon taking over as coach of the Denver Broncos last year was acquiring quarterback Craig Morton. "We . made' the trade because we wanted someone with experience," said Miller. "We wanted something you can't draft, I always felt Craig could throw the ball as well as anyone and that's what you look for first in a quar- ' terback."" The Broncos got more out of Morton than anyone expected and today the 34-year-ord veteran, who led Denver to a Super Bowl berth after being drummed out of New York as a failure, was named American Football Cqn- the 56 ballots cast by UPl's panel of pro football writers, four from each conference city. Miami quarterback Bob GrieSe was second with 16 votes and no other player tooke into double figures. He also is th^ second Bronco to be honored in post-season, joining Miller, who was named AFC Coach of the Year. Morton became the first Bronco player ever to be chosen AFC Player of the Year. Working behind an ineffective offensive line, Morton, was unable to mount any type of offense in his years with the Giants. l,2,3,i in. Thickness SCHULER'S SURPLUS 884 S. State St. 462-3874 Storewide Savings PETERS & LYNCH, IIMC MEN'S AND BOYSWEAR AND SHOE DEPT. 116 No. School St. Downtown Ukiah 462 4932

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