Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 12, 1977 · Page 12
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 12

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, November 12, 1977
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Off the Bench by lee stuart Patriots Vs. Miami: A Slugfest Fun Facts To Read & Forget While anxiously waiting for the Lite Beer promotions people to contact me about doing a television commercial . . . Scellars Young, a 6-3, 215-pound freshman linebacker for the University of Kansas, has been named defensive player of the week by Sports Illustrated magazine. Young garnered the honor for his 30-tackle performance in last Saturday's 29-21 win over Kansas State. The St. Louis native recorded 16 solo tackles, 14 assisted stops and an interception in only his second start. Young is the first Kansas defensive player to be so honored since Mike Butler, now a starting end with the Green Bay Packers, was recognized for his role in KU's 23-3 upset of Oklahoma in 1975 . . . Stand back Wilt Chamberlin. Randy Knowles, a Texas A & M graduate now playing international basketball in Chile, recently scored 106 points in a game. He is averaging more than 47 points per outing . . . The Kansas State University Pride of Wildcat Land Marching Band will be featured in the 1977 Big Eight Conference football highlights film. The marching Cats will dominate about five minutes of the half-hour film, which will examine their daily practice routine, involvement of the cheerleaders and pom-pon girls, game day procedures and half time shows. "I'll be sitting on the edge of my seat until I see it," says director Phil Hewett. The Wildcat football team, 1-8 as of this writing, will be featured for only three minutes ... Gary Marshall, a professional baseball player with the Houston Astros until he lost his sight 12 years ago, is helping other overcome "print illiteracy" at the University of Kansas. A member of the National Beep Baseball .Association, Marshall directs the campus'''Audio'Reader program. Educational and recreational material is transmitted to blind persons over closed circuit radio . . . The Southwest Conference's "Three Big Toes" will be featured on NBC-TV's nightly news Nov. 25. Place-kicking specialists Tony Franklin (Texas A & M) Steve Little (Arkansas) and Russell Erxleben (Texas) have re-written the league's kicking and scoring books. The bare-footed Franklin established an NCAA record with a 65-yard field goal last year, but both Little and Erxleben have nailed 67-yarders this season. The NBC News segment will include interviews with the players, their coaches and several professional scouts who are talking first-round selection of a kicker for the first time in a decade. Franklin's family apparently has been schooled in chiropody. Tony's eighth-grade brother has kicked a 45-yard field goal, wearing a shoe .... Kansas Gov. Robert Bennett was not present in Lawrence Saturday to present the Governor's Cup to the winning football team, KU. It seems our bearded leader was at his daughter's college (Northern Arizona), so Lt. Gov. Shelby Smith substituted. Wise move, Governor. Your daughter undoubtedly is .prettier than what you would have seen in either locker room .... An economics professor must run the New Mexico Military Institute athletic department. NMMI has been named permanent host of the annual Wool Bowl junior college football game. It seems the Broncs lose money when a pair of non-local squads play in their bowl. So, even though NMMI is 3-4-1 this season, and even though it could go 0-10,0-20, or 0-100 in the future, it will see post-season action . . . Football players at Langston, University in Oklahoma like yellow. The small college's team, which stands 4-4, has achieved the dubious distinction of being the most penalized team in college football history. Eighteen yellow flags flew last week in the Lions game against Grambling, accounting for 151 yards. For the season, the Lions have been penalized 107 times for 1,165 yards. That's 13.4 flags and 145.6 yards per outing. . . The Garden City High School boys basketball team will open its season Nov. 29 here against Perry ton, Texas. The Buffalo girl cagers open Jan. 5 at Dodge City. Both teams begin practice Monday. . . Garden City Community 'College tips off its regular season Monday night versus McCook, Neb. If practice sessions are any indication, the Broncbusters should be fun to watch . . . By The Associated Press There is very little mystery involved in Sunday's National Football League showdown between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Just ask Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg. "If I hey lose, they can just about forget it," said Kuechenberg. "If we lose, it really puts us in a bind." The Dolphins trail Baltimore by one game in the American Football Conference East and the Patriots are in third place, two games behind. The first-place Colts play Buffalo Sunday, adding to the importance of the Miami-New England showdown. Elsewhere Sunday, Cleveland plays at Pittsburgh, Denver is at San Diego, Sports in Brief By The Associated Press TENNIS STOCKHOLM — American Stan Smith defeated George Hardie 6-7,6-4,7-5 to move into the semifinals of the $150,000 Stockholm Open Tennis Tournament along with Wojtek Fibak of Poland and Ray Moore of South Africa. Fibak edged American Brian Teacher 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 and Moore rallied, to defeat Sweden's Kjell Johansson 5-7, 7-5, 6-4. BOGOTA, Colombia — Top- seeded Guillermo Vilas of Argentina advanced to the semifinals of the International Tennis Championship of Colombia after an easy 6-3,6-3 victory over Bolivia's Ramiro Benavidez Friday. Vilas will meet Victor Pecci of Paraguay Saturday. Pecci defeated Chile's Hans Gilde- maisler 6-3, 6-4. GOLF JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African Gary Player shot a record-breaking 9-under-par 63 Friday to take a three-stroke lead over countryman Dale Hayes in the third round of the $46,000 Yellow Pages Open Golf Tournament. After 54 holes, Player had a score of 203. Hayes, who shot a 65 Friday, was at 206. TOKYO — Isao Aoki fired a 3-under-par 69 as the Japanese reduced a lead by the United State to four strokes — 501-497 after second-round play in a dual professional golf tourna- . ment. SINGAPORE - Kathy Whit worth of the United States shot a 3-under-par 69 to lake a 1-stroke lead in the first round of I he Far East open women's international golf tournament. GENERAL ENSENADA, Mex. - Mike Kaz of San Antonio, Texas, was killed when his single-seat dune buggy ran into a tree during the Baja 1,000 off-road race, race officials said. HORSE RACING NEW YORK — Counsel for Dr. Mark Gerard, the em- baltled veterinarian in the Belmont Park horse-switch scandal, got an order from a judge enjoining the Stale Racing and Wagering Board from preventing Gerard from working while his suspension is stayed. However, Gerard did not try to go to work after the New York Racing Association, operator of Belmonl Park, said it would not allow him on the grounds. Houston visits Oakland, Seatlles plays the Jets at New York, Cincinnati visits Minnesota, Kansas City is at Chicago, Detroit plays at Atlanta, Los Angeles meets Green Bay at Milwaukee, Tampa Bay entertains the New York Giants, San Francisco is at New Orleans, and Washington visits Philadelphia. Dallas is home against St. Louis in the Monday nighi game. Kuechenberg knows what to expect against the Patriots. "It's going to be a slugfesl—a knockdown, dragoul brawl," he said. "The Patriots are a very physical team and we are also." The Jets can testify to that. The physical Dolphins posted six quarterback sacks, kayoing starter Richard Todd in last week's game. Three of those sacks belonged to rookie end A.J. Dune, while linebacker Bob Malheson had a piece of 17 tackles against New York. The New England game starts Miami's toughest stretch of the season. After Sunday, the Dolphins go on the road against Cincinnati and St. Louis, return home to play Baltimore, then face the Patriots at New England. And while Miami and New England tangle, Cleveland will try and hang on to its slender lead in the tight AFC Central race. The Browns are one game in front with a 5-3 record. Pittsburgh, Houston and Cincinnati all are 4-4 and lied for second place. The Steelers, who have lost two straight games, can tie for the lead by beating the Browns at Three Rivers Stadium where Pittsburgh never has lost to Cleveland. Cincinnati and Houston both face first- place teams. The Bengals will be at Minnesota against the Vikings, who lead the NFC Central by one game over Detroit. The Oilers meet the Raiders, who share I he AFC West lead with Denver. The Broncos are in San Diego. Los Angeles also has a onegame edge in I he NFC West, with Atlanta, which has lost two straight, trying tb keep pace. The Rams face Green Bay in Milwaukee while the Falcons are at home against Detroit, which is one game back of the Vikings. Dallas owns the most comfortable lead in any division, three games ahead of St. Louis. The Cardinals will try and trim that margin in the Monday night game. "t n OS Wait/'n' for Act/on Mr. and Mrs. Alan Davey, Moscow, were uncharacteristically solemn Friday night during a break in the Moscow-Bucklin game. The grandparents of quarterback Scott Downing had plenty to cheer about most of the night as the Wildcats rolled tO a 34-8 Win. J°hn Monire Former Twin Terrell Signs with Kansas City JabbarTakes Poke at Officials LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he regrets his slugging incident with Kent Benson in the first game of the 1977-78 National Basketball Association season, but maintains that officials follow a double standard in calling fouls. Benson, the Milwaukee Bucks' prize rookie center, kept elbowing Abdul-Jabbar in the first two minutes of play and the veteran Los Angeles Lakers' pivotman responded with a smash to the jaw. Benson wound up with a concussion and Abdul-Jabbar with a broken hand. Officials didn't see the elbowing foul and this continues to rankle Abdul-Jabbar. "A violent incident of the type that occurred between myself and Kent Benson can only have a negative effect on a very great game," said AbdulJabbar in a printed statement prior to a news conference Friday. "I truly regret my part in it. I have paid my fine ($5,000). But I have serious and continuing concerns about this incident. My concern relates to the failure of the referees to call a foul on Benson, when he elbowed me, causing me much pain and the loss of my breath." The NBA office in New York said the officials had not seen the Benson foul, but films showed it clearly. Abdul-Jabbar added, "I remember what happened in the South during the Civil Rights reaction of people to the double standard. It's what is happening in the league as far as the officials are concerned—different standards for different people." Voted the most valuable player in the NBA five of the last seven years including the past two seasons, Abdul- Jabbar said the failure of Commissioner Larry O'Brien to penalize Benson could encourage others to provoke attacks. Rookie Birdspng Whips Warriors KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Minnesota utility infielder Jerry Terrell, the newest member of the Kansas City Royals, said Friday he would try to guarantee that the Royals "stay a winner." The 31-year-old infielder, wlio played out his option with I he Twins this past season, has signed a multi-year contract wilh the Royals, John Schuerholz, director of player development for the Royals, announced Friday. Terrell called the signing "one of the highlights of my career." "Kansas City is already a winner," Terrell said after his signing. "My job is to play the game as hard as I can all the lime and add insurance that the Royals ner." will stay a win- Terrell, who has played every position except pitcher, first baseman and catcher, was selected eighth by Ihe defending American League Western Division champions in the Nov. 4 reentry draft. The terms of the contract were not disclosed. "We feel the contract is fair and one which fits well within Ihe framework of our salary philosophy," said Schuerholz, who negotiated the contract wilh Terrell's agent. "We are certainly pleased to add a player of Terrell's abilities since we believe he is one of Ihe top utility players in the major leagues." In 93 games with Minnesota last year, Terrell hit .224 and has a career batting average of .259. He had been in the Twins organization since 1968 and had played on the major league level the last five seasons. Royals Manager Whitey Herzog said he was pleased by Terrell's signing. "He fills one of our biggest needs, especially since Cookie Rojas has retired," Herzog said. "If George Brett got hurl, Jerry would be our third baseman. And I won't hesitate lo use him at second base or shortstop. "I have watched him play and I know he's a winner. He'll find a way to beat you." Scoreboard By The Associated Press Class 5A Wichita Southeast 28, Shawnee Mission West 11 Shawnee Mission North 17, Lawrence 8 Class 4A Washburn Rural 26, Pilt- sburg 23 Bishop Miege 17, Coffeyville 7 Winfield 14, Great Bend 6 Eight-man Waconda East, 62, Jennings 0 Moscow 34, Bucklin 8 Sharon 32, Leroy 12 OAKLAND (AP) — Otis Birdsong, the Kansas City Kings rookie guard, says, "I don't mind getting the ball in a crucial situation." Furthermore, the 6-foot-4 former Houston University AHAmerican, knows what to do wilh it when he does get it. Birdsong made two free throws and a field goal in the final 90 seconds Friday night to assure the Kings a 106-105 National Basketball Association victory over the Golden Stale Warriors. The loss broke the Warriors' nine-game string of home- court victories going back to the end of last season. "If we play good defense, we can win," the rookie guard said. "Our plan is lo make the other team work hard for their shots." Center Clifford Ray of the Warriors acknowledged the effectiveness of the Kansas City defense. Ray, whose offensiye foul with four seconds to play cost the Warriors' their last chance, said: "It was a good call. They played good defense and anticipated my move." Birdsong's two free throws put the Kings ahead 104-102 wilh 1:29 to play, but a half minute later a basket by Rick Barry made it 104-103. Wilh 49 seconds remaining, Birdsong hit a jump shot that provided the margin to withstand another Barry field goal with 12 seconds left. The game was a 27-27 lie after the first quarter, and the Kings went ahead 55-52 at the J THE GARDEN City Community College cross country team Saturday will compete in the national race in Tuscon, Ariz. The Broncbusters, coached by Orland Aldridge, are: (back from left) Marlyn Spare, Gary Knoll, Gary Livingston and Erin Rankin. (front from left) Jim Hernandez, Mark Luna and Luis Gneco. (Photo by John Hardesty) GCCC Harriers Gun for Crown TUCSON, ARIZ.—Garden City Community College harriers compete here today for the national NJCAA cross-country title. Coach Orland Aldridge's runners scored an upset last week by winning the Region VI championships over qualifying for the nationals. His squad is led by sophomore Gary Livingston a native of Elkhart who has notched six wins and two second- places meets this season. The school six-mile record holder will be accompanied by three freshmen and three other sophomores. Sophs are school mile-record holder Erin Rankin, steeplechase record holder Mark Luna and Marlyn Spare! Frosh include Garden City native Gary Noll, Jim Hernandez and Luis Gneco. Allegheny Community College of Pittsburgh, Pa. is favored to repeat as team champions. It is the first-ever trip to the nationals for a Garden City unit since the team was re-born under Aldridge. half. Scott Wedman, who led ihe Kings' scoring with 22 points, got 15 of them in the first half. Ron Boone added 20 for Kansas City, and Birdsong finished with 14. Barry led the Warriors with 27 and Phil Smith had 22, but it was Robert Parish, scoring all of his 13 points in the fourth period, who kepi Golden State in the late running. "We lose the ball at crucial limes, and it costs us a chance lo win," said Golden State Coach Al Allies. "We didn'l hustle...They gol the ball on second chances and made the shots." The two teams were even in rebounds at 48, bul the Warriors free-throw shooting, 25 of 39, hurt them. Bowling Results SUNFLOWER G.C. Travel Center def. H 4 R Cattle Co., 3-1, 2693-2657; Rex Porter Concrete def. Lianro Const., 3-1.2876-2832; K-Mart def. Foreman Trucking, 3-1, 2808-2742 Motor Electric def. Western Motors, 3-1, 2627-2611; Gibson's def. Bobs Car Wash, 4-0, 2880-2665; Ed Porter Lumber def. Dales Used Furniture, 4-0, 2873-2696; Eagles def. Weatherred Wholesale. 4-0, 2910-2822; Triple S Steel def. Becks Flatwork, 4-0,2654-2587. Hi-10 Ind. Women—Diane Chappel Kmart, 219. 111-30 Ind. Women—Diane Chappel, Kmart, 546. Team Hi-10—Ed Porter Lumber, 1006. Team HMO—Eagles Aug., 2910. WHEATBELT Scott Auction def. Hahn Taxidermy, 31, 2807-2745 Schiffelbein Auto def. Minter Messerly, 3-1.2880-2795 Mead's Wheel & Frame split Schaffer's TV, 2-2, 2859-2796 Eagles Lodge def. Appelhans Oil, 4-0, 2993-2838; Greg's Shirt Shack' def. Bob's 83 Restaurant, 4-0, 3047-2916; D & M Electric split R. Chappel Const., 2-2, 2738-2717; Rogers Trailers split Rickman Body Shop, 2-2, 2712-2711; Deibert Masonary def. Easlside Iron, 31.2719-2664. Hi-10 Ind. Men—Jerry Ortega, Gree's Shirt Shack, 221. Hi-30 Ind. Men—Jerry Ortega, Gree's Shirt Shack, 591. Team 111-10—Greg's Shirt Shack, 1070. Team 111-30—Greg's Shirl Shack, 3047.. EAKI.YBIKDS Honey Bees def. Spirit of 76, 4-0, 15611403; Dingbats def. Begonias, 4-0, 16971497; Alley Cats def. Pin Dusters, 4-0. 1393-1487; The Worms def. Butter Dps, 31, 1581-1505; Sunflowers def. Fun Makers, 4-0,1565-1365. 111-10 Ind. Women- lla Boone, Dingbats, 201. 111-30 Ind. Women—lla Boone, Dingbats, 549. Team lll-io-Dingbats, 567. Team HI- 30—Dingbats, 1697. HIM & HERS G. C. Meals def. ? Marks, 3-1, 23102140; Haverfield Welding def Magcobar, 4-0, 2223-2012; Zera's def H&T, 3-1,2196-2102. IIHo Ind. Women-Lola Newlon, G. C. Meats, 211. 111-10 Ind. Men-Bob Newton, G. C. Meals, 194. 111-30 Ind. Women—Lola Newton, G. C Meats, 537. Hi-30 Ind. Men—Bob Newton, G. C. Meats, 523. Team Hi- 10—G. C. Meats, 838. team HI-30-G.'C. Meats, 2310.

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