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Page 10 Garden City Telegram Friday, November 11,1977 By LEESTUART Garden City Community College basketball fans were afforded their first glance at a new era Thursday night. And many came away shaking their heads with uncertainty. The Broncbusters, boasting new coaches and nearly a dozen new players, battled past a respectable alumni team, 69-63, in the GCCC gymnasium. But it wasn't easy. The varsity, led by 6-5 freshman forward Mike Darby, a Brooklyn, N.Y. product, spurted to a 13-point lead in the first half, then watched as the alumni roared back to within three, 31-28, at intermission. egram rnuuy, iiuvemuer ii, i-r t t ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ Busters Fight Past Alumni, 69-63 Darby, a bearded jumping jack, gunned in 18 of his game- high 34 points during the opening 20 minutes, while brothers Mark and Stewart Nelson kept the "old-timers" close with 10 and eight, respectively. The varsity took the lead for good at 10-8 at the 13:10 mark when Darby canned a baseline jumper. Then, with sophomore guard Kirk Hemmert and John Dreihling playing some tenacious defense, GCCC went up 23-16 with about six minutes left. The lead ebbed at 31-18 when Darby hit four straight buckets, including a slam dunk. But Stewart Nelson made three straight jumpers and Mark a layup and two free throws to trim the lead to three at halftime. After new head coach Dave Lindsey administered some advice during the break, the Busters came out smoking, scoring 10 unanswered points for a 41-28 lead. The alumni, boosted by Garden City High School graduate Darren Woodson, clawed back to within seven before Darby scored six consecutive points for another 13-point lead at 4734. It was then the Busters started getting careless on defense—the Nelsons and GCCC alumnus Steve Ostmeyer sparked a surge which brought the alumni back within one, 58-57 with 4:18 remaining. Lindsey requested a lime- out to snap the alumni momentum, then watched Darby go to work yet again. He threw in a 15-foot jumper and followed it the next trip down the court with the only three-point play of the evening. Hemmerl added a field goal for a 65-57 lead and it was over with 1:27 left. "I'm not at all satisfied," Lindsey said after the game. "I was disappointed with the way we dominated the game at times, then let people off the hook. "I don't think we're mentally tough enough yet," he said. "We are very young. We only played jtwo sophomores for most oMhe game. We've only been together for three weeks and we've thrown a lot of new stuff at them in that time." Lindsey reduced the Busters' oul-of-slale roster from eight lo the required five after the game. Remaining are Darby, 6-6 Gilbert Maxwell of Buffalo, N. Y.; Johnny Brown of Bronx, N.Y.; Jack Carrol of Orange, Calif.; and Tony Byles of Brooklyn. Cut were Eddie Conrad, a 6-1 guard from East St. Louis, 111. and Don Higdon of Pueblo, Colo. Armand Dyer, a 5-10 guard from Des Moines, Iowa is scholastically ineligible for first semester duty. Lindsey said a decision on his status will be made over Christmas. "Culling people is always a very hard thing lo do," Lindsey said. "But it has lo be done. It's just the way it goes." The Busters open their regular season at 7:30 p.m. Monday here against McCook, Neb. .Next Thursday through Saturday, they will participate in a four-team round robin tournament in Amarillo, Texas. "I think we'll be a much belter team in January then we are now," Lindsey said. "But thal's nol to say we're not going to win some games in November and December." The former Salina Central High School mentor is missing assistant coach Forbes Lapp, who is in the hospital with an illness. Lester Roberts, a former recreational programs director in New York Cily, is helping wilh the squad. Hemmert finished wilh nine poinls, Brown wilh eighl and four players with four apiece. Mark Nelson had 18, Stewart Nelson 12 and Kenny Davis 10 for the alumni. GCCC went 4-23 last year under Duane Channel. VARSITY 69 — Darby 34, Maxwell 4, Hemmert 9, Carrol 2, Brown 8, Byles 4, Befort 4, Dreihling 4. ALUMNI 63 — S. Nelson 12, M. Nelson 18, , Thurman 5, Ostmeyer 4, Bell 4, K. Davis 10, Woodson 4, Ranhut 6. VARSITY 31 38 69 ALUMNI 28 35 63 WKEA Grid Stars Named Football coaches in the Western Kansas Education Association Thursday night elecled the WKEA All-Star Foolball Team for 1977. Coaches were asked lo rank Ihe players in the WKEA they thought to be first, second and third best for each postilion. A firsl place ranking, for example, would give lhal player one point, and a second place ranking would give two points. Players with the lowest point totals were named to the team. Ness City, 6-3 for the year and second in the WKEA, had the most players named to Ihe learn, wilh eighl. Firsl place Leoli, 8-1, had seven players named. Those teams were followed by Scott City and Ulysses, four players apiece, Dighton, three players, and Jelmore, one player. The All-Slars: OFFENSE: ENDS— Clay Whitham, senior, Leoti; Eldon Stoecklein, senior, Ness Cily. Honorable Menlion: Brad Boehler, senior, Ulysses. FLANKER—Mike Gertsner, senior, Ness City. Honorable mention: Mike Hess, junior, Scotl Cily. TACKLES—Brad Whilham, senior, Leoli; Dale Langer, junior, Ness Cily. Honorable Mention: tie, Blaine E. Pfaff, senior, Jetmore and Jim Tullle, junior, Ulysses. GUARDS—Mike Cook, senior, Dighlon; Verl Seger, junior, Ulysses. Honorable Menlion: Duane Hopkins, senior, Scoll Cily. CENTER—Tom Vandergrifl, senior, Ness Cily. Honorable Menlion: lie, Toney Thomas, senior, Scoll Cily; George Jones, sophomore, Ulysses. RUNNING BACKS-Paul Tasker, senior, Leoli; Berlis Kreutz.-. senior, Leoti; Chris Robinson, senior, Scott City. Honorable Mention: Gary Stoecklein, senior, Ness City. QUARTERBACK—Mark CMon' '> Stewarl, junior, Leoli. Honu.ai> menlion: Mark Conway, senior, 'col! Cily. PLACE KICKER—Dave Tasker, senior, Leoti; Eldon Stoecklein, senior, Ness City. Honorable mention: Brad Beohler, senior, Ulysses. DEFENSE NOSE GUARD—David Buck, junior, Scoll Cily. Honorable menlion: Toney Rupp, senior, Ness City. TACKLES—Brad Whitham, senior, Leoti; Dale Langer, junior, Ness Cily. Honorable mention: Arl Green, senior, Scoll Cily. ENDS—Ken Schauvlege, senior, Jelmore; lie, Steve Cotlon, junior, Scoll Cily. and Ron Sloecklein, senior, Ness Cily. Honorable mention: Verl Seger, junior, Ulysses. LINEBACKERS—Mike Kirk, senior, Dighlon; Ron Gindlesberger, senior, Ulysses; Gary Fehrenback, senior, Ness Cily. Honorable menlion: Jim Tullle, junior, Ulysses. SECONDARY—Craig Brown, junior, Ulysses; Mike Rolh, senior, Dighlon; Mike Hess, junior, Scott City; Eldon Stoecklein, senior, Ness City Honorable mention: Danny Wihof: senior, Leoti. PUNTER—Kevin Molby, senior, Ulysses. Honorable mention: Ron White, senior, Jelmore. Horse-Switch Case Who's Who, What's What? NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Mark Gerard is under suspension again »a£J^r Ihe state made a winning move in legal maneuvers connected with the Belmont Park horse-switch case. In action thai might delight students of law but must have students of horses wondering not only who is who but what is what, the Stale Attorney General's office got another show-cause order Thursday afternoon. In effect, Ihe move stayed an Appellate Division ruling Wednesday which lifted the suspension pending a hearing by the board. Backed by the unanimous ruling Wednesday by a five- judge panel, Gerard went back lo Belmpnl Park lo resume adminslering to the about 400 horses under his care. John Van Lindl, a counsel for Ihe State Racing and Wagering Board, said the State Attorney General's office, acting for Ihe board, said, "We have an automatic stay of 5 days from Ihe appellate division order." Then later in the day, Ally. Gen. Louis Lefkowitz gol a show-cause order from another appelate division judge, Juslice Sam Rabin, which is answerable al 9:30 a.m, Nov. 16 in Ihe appellate division in Brooklyn and which also seeks permission lo appeal to the Court of Appeals, the stale's highesl court. This aclion nol only keeps Gerard under suspension bul also Jack Morgan, owner- trainer of one of the horses in question. The suspensions were ordered by Ihe board Oct. 25 and have been a subject of continuous legal wrangling ever since. Meanwhile, a Nassau County grand jury, which is investigating the matter, sal 'Jayhawks Before Sooners... Both Before Bowl Games' LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nol unlike an English leacher who keeps reminding students Ihe rules of grammar and spelling, Nebraska football Coach Tom Osborne is reminding his 12lh ranked Cornhuskers, and their fans, of a rule of college football. It goes: Jayhawks before Sooners and both before bowl games. There are no exceptions. The Huskers face unheralded Kansas in the final 1977 home game and are favored to beat the Jayhawks for the ninth slraighl lime. "The lasl thing we want to do this week is worry about Oklahoma," Osborne said. "We need to play a fine game * * against a tough Kansas team." Kansas is 2-6-1 this season, with a 14-12 victory over Washington State and a 29-21 win over Kansas Stale. The Jayhawks derailed Washington Stale which opened Ihe season wilh an upset win over Nebraska. If Nebraska continues its winning ways over Kansas, Husker hopes for a trip to Ihe Orange Bowl will hinge on the season's final contest against arch rival Oklahoma. This season's record would seem to assure a bowl invitation regardless of the outcome against Oklahoma, but the Huskers have made it clear their first choice is Miami and the Orange Bowl. * _ * 1 Nebraska will be without the services of spunky quarterback Tom Sorley, who was injured in the NU win against Missouri a week ago. Randy Garcia, who has shared signal calling with Sorley, will lake the helm Saturday. The good news for Husker followers is thai I-back I.M. Hipp, the walk on who has run over enemy defenses this season, is expecled lo be able lo go full lilt against the Jay- hawks. Kansas will confronl NU wilh the first wishbone offense the Huskers have seen since the "Alabama game, which Nebraska won, 31-24. Osborne's troops practiced inside most of the week because of bad weather. * * Thursday but withoul Gerard's wife, Alice, who had been subpoenaed. The crux of Ihe case is lhal a horse named Lebon, who won a race al Belmonl Sept. 23 and paid $116, is nol Lebon bul possibly is Cinzano. Lebon, a "nag," and Cinzano, a slakes winner, were imported from Uruguay by Gerard as the agenl. "Cinzano" was de- slroyed afler being injured on Gerard's Mullonlown, N.Y., farm and $150,000 in insurance money was paid. When "Lebon," owned and Irained by Morgan, won, Gerard reportedly collected $78,000 at the muluel window. Gordie Howe Near leer Plateau HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — "I dreamed about getting my firsl goal in pro hockey, bul I never dreamed aboul 1,000 career goals," said 49-year-old Gordie Howe afler moving lo wilhin one goal of that plateau Thursday night. Howe, far ahead of all others in career goals, deflected a shol al 7:36 of Ihe Ihird period for whal proved lo be Ihe game-winner as Ihe New England Whalers earned a 5-3 World Hockey MANEUVERING—that's what Garden Juco's Mike Darby is doing. Defenslng—that's what Alumni team member Kenny Davis Is planning. Action came in last night's annual varsity- alumni cage game on the college campus. At left is Tony Byles (40), 6-3 freshman from Brooklyn, N. Y. Doug Befort, 6-7 sophomore from Hays is behind Davis. Chances are that Darby scored against Davis because the 6-5 frosh from Brooklyn led all pointmakers with 34. (Photo by Mary Davis). Payton Eyes Chi Bear Record Associalion win over the Edmonton Oilers. It was the ninth slraighl victory for Ihe Whalers — a club record — and moved Ihem inlo first place in the WHA, one point ahead of Ihe idle Winnipeg Jels. By the Associated Press Walter Paylon, 180 yards ahead of his nearest challeiger (Oakland's Mark van Eeghen) for the National Football League's rushing title, sfands just 63 yards from never achieved by a a fea Chica o Bears player. In he club's storied 58 years, i not even five Hall of Fame : running backs ever have gained 1,000 yards in successive ' seasons for Chicago. It seems almost certain that Sunday, before a sellout crowd at "Payton Place," Chicago's Soldier Field, the young heir-apparent to O.J. Simpson's title as the NFL's premier runner will do something not even the great Gale Sayers could accomplish. Bul lo do so, he will have lo do il wilh a learn rallied by a 47-0 drubbing in Houston a week ago—and againsl a firedup collection of Kansas Cily Chiefs, riding Ihe emolional high of a 20-10 viclory over Green Bay in Tom Bellis' midseason head coaching debul. In Sunday's other NFL games, it will be Baltimore at Buffalo, New England al Miami, Cleveland al Pills- burgh, Delroil al Atlanta, the New York Giants at Tampa Bay, Seallle al Ihe New York Jels, Washington al Philadelphia, San Francisco al New Orleans, Los Angeles against Green Bay at Milwaukee, Denver al San Diego, Houston al Oakland and Cincinnati at Minnesola. Monday night's game is SI. Louis al Dallas. Paylon has 3,006 yards in his 2% years in Ihe NFL, 1,390 of them lasl year. Okay, Students, How Do You Figure This One? KANSAS CITY (AP) — Okay, sporls buffs and students of human behavior, figure Ihis one: Whal kind of game will Kansas Slate play al home Saturday against Iowa State? Here's what Kansas State will have going: A head coach, Ellis Rainsberger, who resigned in disgrace Thursday night bul will coach Ihe last I wo games; Iwo victories in Iheir past 20 games; a 19- game Big Eighl losing slreak; a slaff of assislant coaches feeling insecure, with good reason, over their own immediate future; Plus, a freshman class which walked out nearly en masse two weeks ago, and returned complaining of a losing attitude and getting yelled at during practice; a hard-luck core of upperclassmen who have fought '•' '/ Iheir hearls oul week aflei week afler week, somelimes beating Iheir opponent on every score bul Ihe final score; a wide-open aerial circus lhal produces more yardage than any other Big Eight passing game; Ihe knowledge lhal Ihis will be Ihe lasl game Rainsberger — who slarred here 20 years ago — and his seniors ever will play on Iheir home field. Here's whal Iowa State has going: A hard-nosed head coach who gels testy, bub...very, very lesly when reminded his admittedly deserving learn was ignored by Ihe posl-season parly- Ihrowers a year ago; a 6-3 record and a belief lhal impressive conquesls Ihis week and nexl would nel Ihe long- awaited bowl invitation. Plus, a rumiing back who needs just 71 yards to become only Ihe fiflh player in Big Eighl history to post two 1,000- yard seasons; the most punishing defense in Ihe Big Eighl. Kansas State players, most of whom enjoyed a close personal relationship wilh Rainsberger, decried his ouster and ils possible effect on their play. "It couldn't have come at a worse time," said one. Rainsberger's resignation was forced by the university administration afler il was learned Ihe identity of Iwo players had been misrepresenled during a junior varsily game. "I wish lhal he only could have wailed until the end of the season for something like this because it really could affect our last two games," said Paul Coffman, senior lighl end. "I Ihink lhal whoever made Ihe decision (lo force Rainsberger lo resign) was pretty irresponsible in doing il righl al Ihis lime." While Ihe Cyclones and Wildcats slage Iheir Manhattan mini-drama, six other conference learns will also be engaged. Nebraska, 72 and 4-1 in Ihe Big Eighl, hosls Kansas, 2-6-1, 1-3-1; Oklahoma, 8-1, 5-0, hosls Colorado, 6-2-1, 2-2-1, on national television, and Oklahoma Stale takes the Terry Miller show lo Missouri, where Ihe Pele Woods show has been cancelled due lo broken fingers. If Kansas Slate's purple- clad players and coaches win Saturday it will be one of the greatest victories in college football Ihis decade. The odds againsl Ihem are terrible. If Iowa Stale wins, Kansas State loses again. And Rains- berger and his seniors will finish Iheir Kansas Stale football careers seven days later at Colorado, far from home, where a man once wrole, "You can never go home again." The prediction here is of an Iowa State victory: Iowa Slate 31, Kansas Slate 7. Oklahoma's potenl offense has been chewing up yardage fasler and fasler, in much the same fashion the Sooners developed late lasl year. Colorado has won only once in Ihe pasl four weeks and quarlerbacks Jeff Knapple and Pele Cyphers have been hurl. Sieve Gaunty, Colorado's talented wide receiver, was dismissed from the squad Ihis week. Oklahoma also remembers gelling beat by the Buffs last year-.' Oklahoma 38, Colorado 14. Nebraska doesn't plan lo lei anylhing sland in Ihe way of forcing Oklahoma's hand Nov. 25 for an invitation to the Orange Bowl. Kansas is the Huskers' lasl obstacle in Ihis regard and Ihe Jayhawks seem woefully unable lo mount much challenge: Nebraska 44, Kansas 7. Missouri's season came crashing down Jasl week when Pele Woods, quarterback ex- traordinaire, suffered a broken finger on his passing hand. Oklahoma State's Terry Miller keeps proving he's been the best, mosl consistent running back in Ihe nalion Ihe pasl Ihree years. Bul his Heisman Trophy chances grow dimmer and dimmer wilh each Cowboy loss, and Missouri has enough lefl lo bal Ihem again: Missouri 21, Oklahoma Slale 14. SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL SWEETHEART STEAK FOR 2 CHOICE OF POTATO AND TOAST $729 K.C. STRIP CHOICE OF POTATO AND TOAST OF Serving Only USDABMl NORTH HIGHWAY 13 GARDEN CITf, KS.

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