Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 17, 1978 · Page 6
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Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, January 17, 1978
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,6—Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Tuesday, January 17, 1978 A f COR Wednesday; home Friday, Saturday Basketball Eagles now y ranked 6th in State; HostAR and Shasta Mendocino College's soaring basketball Eagles, .currently ranked No. 6 ampng Northern California Small College basketball teams, travel to Eureka Wednesday night seeking to' climb still higher on the competitive ladder at the expense of rival College of the Redwoods. Despite numerous defeats suffered by Redwoods in the early season it won't be easy. The Corsairs can be tough on their own hardwood, especially so because they are playing the Eagles, who doubtlessly have taken some basketball as well as football and wrestling and other recruits from the grasp of Redwoods. The only GVC team rated higher than the Eagles of Mendocino, ip GVC cage standings and statewide small college ratings, is Butte, which is 5-0 aild 12-2 overall, to 4-0 and, 11-2 for the Eagles on • the season. Butte is rated No. 3, behind glQ^line,' l6-2 and Menlo, 15-2 in State ratings. But the men of Mendocino, who already have made this the most successful and, exciting Eagles team in^ history, have only just begun their campaign to reach GVC basketball supremacy, Mike Edwards, Kenny Newkirk, Jack Claunch, Peter Garrett, Art Larvie, John Gastineau, Steve Santos, Bob Haskin, Jim Feeney, Bob Pedroni and Bob Stuart and Co. have every intention of concentrating on teamwork, defense, rebounding, accurate shooting and continuous, 40- minute hustle for every point, pass, rebound and loose ball, and to set up and play tough, foul-free defense to further help rkke in more GVC vic­ tories. The Eagles seem to like the heady atn^osphere of TPR-JO ranking; and able to keep their cool' long enough ' tp, further solidify their respectable position week by week. Wednesday they are at Eureka; Friday they host American River of Placerville in a non-league game at 7:30 in Carl Purdy Hall; and Saturday they host Shasta's Knights from Redding at 7:30 p.m. on the Purdy court in a key GVC encounter. Two wins tomorrow and Saturday will make Mendocino 6-0 on the GVC season; three this week will help keep it up there with, in order: Skyline, Menlo, Butte, Mt. San Jacinto, Pqrterville, Mendocino, Ohlone, Merced, College of the Desert and Palo Verd6. (SRJC of the Gamino Norte loop is 5th over all). Meeting today on sale of Blue NEW YORK (UPI) — A front-office contingent from the Cincinnati Reds^ headed by club President Bob Howsam, was scheduled to nieet with Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn today in an effort to gain approval for the controversial acquisition of Oakland' A's lefthanded pitching ace Vida Blue. , • Kuhn has scheduled a hearing in his office at 11 a.m. to' determine if it was in the "best interest" of baseball when the Reds last month nabbed Blue from the Oakland A's for $1.7 million and minor leaguer Dave Revering. "We feel there is no reason why it (the deal) shouldn't be approved," said Howsam, who arrived in town Monday along with Reds Vice President Dick Wagner, Practice opens for Monday Pro-9owl tilt TAMPA, FJa. (UPI) — The National and, American Football Conference All-Pro players have gathered for a week of practice prior to the nationally televised NFL Prtf Bowl game Monday night in Tampa Stadium. Dallas Cowboy quarterback Roger Staubach, who was to start for the NFC, has been replaced because of a broken finger, by Jim Hart of the St. Louis Cardinals and the ' starting assignment now will go to Los Angeles Rams quarterback Pat Haden. Starting quarterback for the AFC will be Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins, with Ken Stabler of the Oakland Raiders in reserve. Pacers victors in overtime INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) Ron Behagen came off the bench for 23 points and 16 rebounds Monday night to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 120-112 overtime victory over the. New Jersey Nets, in the only scheduled NBA game. Pacer Assistant Coach Jerry Oliver had quick praise for Behagen and also for Jim Edwards and Ricky Sobers, who had 24 and 26 points . respectively. "Behagen really gave us a lift, got some big points and rebounds," Oliver said. "Also, he did a good job on (Bernard) King when he had him." King finished with 31 points, but Oliver said he would have hai\ another dozen if it had xiot been for Behagen: "The Nets have got talent and its hard to believe that they have thie record they do;" Oliver said, referring to the Nets' 9-33 season mark, the "worst in the.league. . . Nets Cbach Kevin Loughery said his team just couldn't hold together long enough to win.' publicity director Jim Ferguson and the team's lawyer, Heni^' Hobson! However, Kuhn previously vetoed a similar attempt by A's owner Charles 0. Finley to sell Blue,, which resulted in a law suit by Finley that is still pending. On June 15 of 1976, Finley attempted to sell Blue to the Yankees for,$1.5 million, outfielder Joe Rudi and pitcher Rollie Fingers to the Boston Red Sox for $2 million in straight cash deals. But those transactions were nixed by Kuhn on the grounds that it, was not in the best interests of baseball for li'inley to dissolve the A's in that manner or for a contending club to buy top quality players instead of trading for them. The Reds, however, maintain the presence of Revering — a highly regarded ininor league slugger — makes their deal tor Blue a different situation than the previous "cash only" attempt Finley made to unload his prize pitcher. Revering, a first baseman who will be 25 years old next month, played the 1977 season at the Reds' Cl^ss AAA Indianapolis farm team. He was voted Indianapolis' most valuable player, hitting .300, witH 29 home runs and 110 RBI. Barber wins af Phoenix Will Padres get ageless Gaylord Perry? SAN DIEGO (UPI) - Righthander Gaylord Perry, who posted a 15-12 pitching mark for the Texhs Rangers last year, has confirmed he is being traded to the San Diego Padres, it was reported today. "I think it's great, when are they announcing it?" The San Diego Union quoted Perry as saying from his peanut farm in Williamston, N.C., in response to an inquiry. "I think I've got several, more good years left," Perry, 39, said. "I've been looking at the San Diego roster. There seems to be a lot of good young talent there. I like the ballpark. It's a pitcher's park." Perry won 15 games for more for 12 years in a row and has won 20 or more four times. His 3.Steamed run average last year was ninth best among American League starters: The Padres, of the National League, will give the Rangers lefthanded reliever Dave Tomlin and an estimated 4125,000 tQ complete the trade, the newspaper report said. It noted thie trade cannot b'ei consummated until Feb. 15, when the next inter-league trading period arrives. STiAK HOUSE NOWpPeN 'TMllnNortDgfUiirati. .. By JOE SARGIS UPI Sports Writer PHOENIX, Ariz. (UPI) — Miller Barber found it hard to admit he rooted against Jerry Pate. But he did. This was on the final hole Monday in the rain-delayed $200,000 Phoenix Open, which Barber won (o't only the Uth victory pf his 19-year pro career. Barber had rolled in a 45-to- 50-foot putt on the 18th hole while playing in a threesome aliead of Pate. So after he had completed his 6-under-par 65, he remained near the edge of the crowd at 18 to watch Pate. Lee Trevino already had parred in after making birdies on the leth and 17th holes "to tie with Pate, but he never had a Chance for a birdie on the 18th. Pate, only a stroke behind, Barber, had a long drive on 18 — a par-5, 524-yard hole — and he had a good second shot, which left him 90 feet short. He wedged up to within 10 feet of the hole but thei;i missed the putt with Barber looking on. Had he made it, he would have tied Barber and forced a playoff, "You don'l ever root against the next guy," Barber said, when asked his feelings as he watched Pale on 16./'But let's face it r don't, have too many chances left and winning out here is what it is all about." Barber came from far back, moving ()ast a half dozen players including Arnold Palmer who made one of his old-time charges to finish with a 72-hole score of 12-under-par 72; to win by a shot over Pate. By winning the $40,000 top prize — and a spot in the World Series, Miller pUshed his career earnings to $1,291,744. Only eight players ever have won more than Miller, but 38 have won more tourneys. Trevino and Pate shot 69s in tlie final round. That won tlieifi $18,500 each while Rod Funseth won $9,400 for finishing another stroke back. Palmer shook up the whole field as he turned a page back in his long career and all of a sudden it was the 1960s again with Arnie the undisputed king of golf. Starting the final round five shots back. Palmer forged into a tie for the lead by making consecutive birdies from the 2nd through the 6th holes, two coming on- 20-foot putts. But Arnie missed from 12 feet on the 7th, 15 on the 8th and 18 on the 9tli. CARD ROOM Wine Glass Tavern at the Forks GAMES start at 7:00 p.m. First tour players 25 for 10 Bargain PHONE 462-4246 Ukiah CYO fives also had i 'Super Sunday' It was a Sujper Sunday not each, and'Tommy Ford addeicf only for Dallas, but,for two of one. Brown led the rebounding the five St. Mary's CYO effort with eight. Ford basketball teams who finally grabbed seven, DeLapo, broke into the win column this Williams *and Galletti snared year. five apieCie, and Doug Bennett Hosting St. John's of had two. Healdsburg at Ukiahi Sunday, The fourUi grade dropped a EAGLES DRIVING! — Mendocino College's basketball Eagles, enjoying the finest season in the sciioors history, today were ranked sixth in statewide srhall college rankings. Three of the reasons are shown above: Kenny Newkirk, going up for a lay-in; .Jack Claunch, right. X coming up for rebound; and Mike Edwards, foreground, whose all- around'basketball playis'its finest in his career.,Eagles travel to Eureka Wednesday, host two foes at home Friday, Saturday. —Journal photo by Erickson. the sixth and eighth grade teams scored their first wins of the season, the sixth grade posting a 20-15 victory and the eighth grade running away from St. John's 46-17. Both teams are now 1;3. St. Mary's travels to Santa Rosa Saturday for games at Rincon Valley Junior High against Holy Spirit. Aaron Evans scored 12 points and Eddie Manley hit for 10 in the eighth grade win. Stan Garcia and Barry Preston added six points apiece, Chris Kundsen ,-and Tom Rawles had four points each, and Darrell Halt and', Todd Richey scored one point apiece. Warren Galletti scored a season high 12 points in leading the sixth graderS to Kelseyville edges Pomolita in 8th grade cage tourney Eddie Maqley, who niade quite a name for himself as a Nor-Cal-Fed running back, blocker and tackier and occasional passer, apparently knows his way up ^nd down a basketball court and off the backboards as well! Manley helped lead Pomolita-Ukiah Junior High to second place ' in the Pomolita 8th Grade Invitational Basketball Tournament held Friday night and, Saturday at Chessall Gymnasium, Ukiah, soon to be the hoipe of the Ukiah Middle School for 6th-7th and 8th graders. ^ For his efforts Manley was named to the All-Tournament team—with Champion Kelseyville getting ,two of its men on the five-man team; and Pomolita, Fort Bragg and Lakeport one-man each. Named to the Tournament Team with Manley "were: Steve Martinez and Dave McQueen, Kelseyville; John CuttSi Lakpport; and Steve Hopper, Fort Bragg, Kelseyville won the championship by defeating Cloverdale, 45-23, in its opening game; downing Crescent-Elk, 49-32, Saturday morning; and nudging Pomolita out of the championship in the afternoon finale, 33-29. Pomolita opened by turning- back Redwood Valley Friday night, 46-30; beat Lakeport, 62 to 48 in the afternoon and then lost to Kelsey. Third-place Crescent Elk from the Crescent City area won third place by beating Fort Bragg, 43-24, 'Friday; lost to Kelseyville in the first game Saturday, 43 to 24; then Sport$ (.I .K.W KKKKSON Sports Kditor downed Lakeport by 10, 48-38, for third place. Mendocino's 8th graders salvaged Consolation Championship,honors after a 49-40' loss to Lakeport; a victory over Redwood Valley, 44-32; and a 43-38 win over rival Fort Bragg in the Consolation Finals. Instructor, timer, scorer, starter, sportsman, booster Bob Weiss reports that Pomolita's Spirit Girls edged Crescent-Elk by one point for, tWe coveted cheerleading- spirit award. Redwood Valley and Fort Bragg also were quite close in the Spirit competition. Mendocino, Kelseyville, Lakeport and Cloverdale did not bring their cheerleader flill squads with them. Joe Louis is getting be fter HOUSTON (UPI) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis is . steadily recovering from surgery Nov. 3 to repair a ballooned artery in his chest, hospital officials said. "Soniehow or other a-story got out that he was paralyzed," a spokesmaft for the Baylor College of Medicine "said Monday. "I don't know where it got started but it isn't true. He's making steady progress." . Coryell, staff find they are locked out ST. LlOUIS (UPI) - Bill Bidwill, owner of ti\e St. Louis Cardinals, has had the locks changed at Busch Stadium in a not-too-subtle goodbye to Coach Don Coryell and his assistants. Coryell was snowed in at his home at Lake St. Louis and didn't make it to work Monday. He was informed of the changing of the locks by the Cardinal front office. "It's nothing unusual," Coryell said. "An employee leaves and the original locks are changed. Whether a secretary or coach, it doesn't make any ^iifference." What is a bit unusual about Bidwill's tactic is that Coryell still has a contract to coach tlie Cardinals through the 1980 season. Coryell was hoping for an offer from the Los Angeles Raims, but the Rams have balked at Bidwill's denriand for a first-round draft choice as compensation for losing his coach. LEE & ADAMS AND RICHARD J. HENDERSON ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF A {PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PRACTICE OF LAW UNDERTHE NAME OF ADAMS AND HENDERSON 215 West Standley St. , Ukiah, C9., 9S482 Telephone (707) 462-4726 Veteran goalie ' shoclced 34-9 decision to St. John's. Chris Epright scored seven and Clint Bennett had two points for St. Mary's. In the fifth grade game, St. John's came away with a 37-13 win. Eric Clarke scored nine, and Joey Bartolomei and Sam Jackson had two points each. Jackson led the rebounders with 10, Chris Vinding grabbed three, Clarke, Craig Hill, Jeff Bennett and Kevin Mclnerney had two each, and Cy Miller snatched one. In the seventh grade game, St. John'ifwas victorious 64-18. Tim MacDohald, led St. Mary's with six pointis, Mark Fanning hooped five, Tom McKeown had four, 'David Ryan scored twp, and Tony DeLapo added one. McDonald grabbed eight rebounds, DETROIT (UPI) ^ The Detroit Red Wings have ended the 18-year National Hockey League career of Eddie Giacomin — the goaltender who has racl^ed up more wins in his career than any other active goalie. General Manager Ted Lindsay put the 38-year-old veteran on waivers last week. Lindsay then informed Giacomin Friday he Had pot been claimed by any of the other teams and apparently was through as an NHL player. The club has offered Giacb- min a full-time position in public relations and scouting, but Giacomin said he had not decided what to do! "It was a shock, sure," Giacomin said. "But what hurt was to be told that you're not wanted, that no one wants you, even for the $2,500 waiver price." The action came during a season » where three goal tenders — Jim Rutherford, ^on Low and Giacomin — were Continually battling for a place in the lineup. Giacomin was one of the best goaltenders in the league's history. Three times he led the NHL in shutouts. Twice he was a first-team AU- Star and twice a second-team All-Star. He won the Vezina Trophy once, sharing the honors with Ranger teammate Gilles Villemure, and for seven consecutive seasons from 1967 to 1972, his goals- against average was under 2.91. Giacomin had played.more games (610) arid had more wins (318) than any other active goalie. Lindsay said Monday the three-goalie roster forced him to put Giacomin on \yaivers. "We had tp do something," he said, "so we put Eddie on waivers. Nobody claimed him and he is through as a National Hockey League player. It's a shocking thing. I took his tools away from him, his livelihood. victory. David Brown added ^McKeown and Fanning seven three. Shannon Williams and apiece, DeLapo four arid Ryan Jim Dunlap "had two points had one. r Landry looks ahead fo even befteryear NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — Tom Landry wasted little time in putting the Dallas Cowboys' Super Bowl behind him th€! game, had no excuses. "They were a little better than we,were," he said. "We knew it would be a hard- Monday and looking towards hitting game and it was. The what he believes could be an turnovers hurt, but we have even brighter future. Dallas defeated the Denver Broncos, 27-10, Sunday night in an error-filled game for the National Football League title, but the Cowboys coach thinks hi^ team can still improve.' "I think We could be an outstanding team," said Landry, whose squad won its second Super Bowl and only the first for an NFC team after five straight NFC triumphs. "Our young players are not near the maturity level they will have in a year or two." Landry added, the key to the Cowboys' performance next year will be the veterans, most of whom he expects to return. "The veterans also must perform," he said. "Don't forget we have a quarterback (Roger Staubach) who is 36 and a lot of key players in their 30s. Outside of (offensive tackle) Ralph Neely and possibly (cornerback) Mel Renfro, who is 36 with a bad knee, they'll all be back." The Cowboys did their part in one of the sloppiest Super Bowls ever. The Broncos simply ' failed to take advantage the way Dallas did. "If somebody told me we would have six fumbles and 12 penalties (both Super Bowl records) I would have thought we couldn't win against a field position team like Denver," said Landry. "The game was emotional and hard-hitting, which probably contributed to the 10 turnovers and 20 penalties. For the Broncos, who finished with a 12-2 regular season recbrd to match Dallas for tops in the league, the best season in their 18-year history ended in disappointment. But Coach Red Miller, who remained in good spirits after nothing to be ashamed of. We had a great season and'we can all be proud of what we accomplished this year.'' South Ukiah sets Wednesday Little League meeting An important meeting of South Ukiah Little League board members, parfents and coaches has been called tomorrow (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m. at Nokomis School on Washington Avenue. The need-for a new Little League ballfield complex will be the major topic of discussion, with a review of current developments in the attempt to get city property at the end of Gobbi Street for the complex. Also to be discussed are plans for the 1978 season. All parents, coaches, league officials and volunteers , are urged to attend the meeting. Coach of Jaclcie Robinspn dies NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (UPI) — Carl Metten, who coached the 1938-39 Pasadena Calif. Junior College state championship basketball team that included the late Jackie Robinsofr, has died. He was 72. Metten was a coadh and Recreation Department official in Pasadena for more than 40 years. He was survived by his wife, Carol. Funeral services were toiday at 10:30 a.m. at Pacific View Cemetery in Newport Beachl How to use your house to borrow up to '30,000 (How you use the money is up to you.) We make Home Equity Loans. For anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000, secured by,a combination'of real estate and personal pi-operty. It's money you can use to clean up bills, for a fresh start on your budget... make home improvements .., buy the things you' want to do. At Beneyest, you have your choice of convenient payment plans. No balloon payment. No long^ waits for approval. 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