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Spencer Defending Champ ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRt, JAN. 21, 1972 Page 7 Estherville Eyeing Lakes Title By CHUCK OSTHEEVtER like your pick for Saturday's Lakes Conference Wrestling Tournament at Emmetsburg, Estherville, defending champion Spencer, upstart Sheldon, host Emmetsburg, Spirit Lake, or Cherokee. The odds are placed on the defending champion, after gaining the title for the past three years, but that is often the procedure until a team is unseated. Midget coach Dee Brainard states "We're going to Emmetsburg with the intention of winning the title," but quickly adds that "it's going to be a tough meet and seedings could play an important role in the final standings." The consensus of most coaches in the Lakes, however, narrows the title shot down to three teams, Estherville, Spencer and Sheldon. Both Spencer and Sheldon are strong in the lighter weights while Estherville's top wrestlers appear to be in the heavier weights. But Spencer also has some fine personnel in the upper weight brackets and second and third places will play an important role in the final outcome. Team points will be awarded for first through fifth place for each weight class. Competition will get underway at Emmetsburg with the first round at 12:30 p.m., the semifinals of the losers bracket starting at 2:30 p.m., followed by the semi-finals of the winners bracket, the finals of the losers bracket will be at 4 p.m., consolation round in the battle for third and fourth places will be at 7 p.m. with the individual championships starting at 7:45 p.m. • The Midgets feel that they have three excellent wrestlers in Glenn Higgins, Randy Pomeroy and Jerry Sundall, each having an excellent shot at winding up with the title. But, in the opinion of this corner, Frank Boever, Bob Moyer, Dennis St. Lawrence and Mike Ryan could all place high for Estherville and anyone could have an outside shot at an individual title. But regardless of individual titles, high places will be important if the Midgets have the team title placed in the back of their minds. Higgins has the best Esther­ ville record, 13-0, this season, while Pomeroy has compiled a 10-2 mark to date. Spencer feels it will be toughest in the 98 and 105-pound classes with the Roberts brothers, Craig Johnson at 112, and John Quail at 119. The Tigers also figure on scoring heavily from Steve Dlugosch at 138, Terry Kunzman at 185 and Tom Metier at 145. Sheldon will also take three young wrestlers with impressive records to the Lakes meet. Ken DeGroot has an 8-1 record losing only to a St. Edmund wrestler in the 112-pound class. Kerry Feekes remains undefeated at 132 pounds and Daryl Erkes at 119 pounds with a 9-2 record. Spirit Lake will have strength with Ray Neil Wolf at 126 pounds, Randy Parks at 98 and Joe Bruns at 145 pounds. Storm Lake had two aggressive wrestlers which the Midgets opposition hopes will be tough at 145 and 155 pounds. Jon Mills, a junior, wrestles at 145 and Dan Phillips at 155. Another Tornado, John Anderson at 119, also must be respected. Cherokee will also serve some tough competition with Al Julius at 112 pounds, Jon Pigott at 126 pounds, Kim Aduddell at 115 pounds, Gary Rebarcad at 185- pounds and Gary Templeman in the heavyweight class. Emmetsburg will be tougher in the heavier weight classes. Joe Molloy at 126 and Rich Hes- senuls at 132 pounds should be well seeded, Pat Joint must be respected at 145, Virg Farlow will be tough at 155 and Chuck Brumm will furnish competition for the heavyweights. Sibley is in their first year of a wrestling program but could have one or two surprises for someone, especially for a fourth or fifth place which could well cost a team the title should the team race be real tight. Swea City Defends Title Saturday Majors No to Tech Post Swea City will be shooting for its third consecutive State Line Conference title in the boys' division Saturday against Lakota, a team they defeated 76-58 early in the season. Lakota edged its way into the finals at Armstrong by nipping Rake 42-41 in action Thursday while Swea City had little trouble reaching the finals with a 64-41 win over Burt. Saturday's game, however, set the stage exactly the same as last season when the Trojans were easy winners. But Swea City coach Bill Gallipo states, "None of the starters this season have played in the tournament finals as we start two sophomores, two juniors and one senior although our lineup often includes the two sophs and three juniors." Gallipo added that "We beat Lakota earlier this season and are sure they will be fired up for us Saturday." He added that the Eagles have come on real well this season. Swea City pulled out in front of Burt 17-10 at the end of the first quarter, held a 36-21 advantage at halftime, and a 50-31 lead after three quarters before gaining the 64-41 win, using reserves in the final six minutes of action. "Doug Johnson had one of his best nights," Gallipoadded, "hitting 15 of 20 from the field." Johnson led Swea City with 34 points while teammate Darrell Issacson scored 11. Leading Burt offensively were Steve Scott with 13 and Tim Sheirbon with 11. Swea City goes into Saturday's game with a 9-4 mark while Burt has posted a 7-4 mark. Rake was unable to overcome a second quarter surge by Lakota despite rallying and tieing the game in the fourth quarter. The score favored Lakota, 8-7, at the end of the first quarter, held a 21-11 lead at halftime and a 33-21 advantage after three quarters. The score was tied, however, with two seconds left in the game, 41-41, but Rake fouled and Lakota's Dale Seemans hit the first of two free throws to gain the victory. Rake, having one of its coldest nights of the season from the field, hit only 19 of 58 shots while Lakota connected on 16 of 34 attempts. "It was a tough defensive battle," Rake coach Gerald Quam commented, "they have a fine club and I feel both clubs played well." Seemans led the Lakota offense with 17 points and Paul Peterson finished with 13. High for Rake were Eric Canterbury with 11 and Rick Hagedorn with 10. Action in the girls' division reached the finals tonight with Titonka meeting Sentral of Fenton at Armstrong for the title. Both Friday and Saturday games will start at 7:30 p.m. at Armstrong. YMCA Cage Play Scheduled Quarterbacks Avoid Houston Receptions LOS ANGELES CAP) - As a pass catcher, Kenny Houston said he was lousy at first, just couldn't hang onto the ball. And to make matters worse, quarterbacks still try to avoid throwing,to him. . Of course, Houston isn't among the National Football League's leading receivers, though he scored more touchdowns than many players—four In 197.1. He's a safetyman for the Houston Oilers and the record- breaking four touchdowns on niite interceptions in the past season gave him nine touchdowns via pass thefts in his five pro seasons. . The 27-year-old Houston is here to play for the American Football Conference , All-Stars against the National Conference in Sunday's 22nd annual Pro Bowl in Memorial Coliseum. Houston said he's surprised that it only took nine touchdowns to break the record held jointly by Erich Barnes of Cleveland and New York and Herb Adderley of Green Bay and Dallas. "I had seven before I realized there was anything special about it. I thought the record must be about 20, at least. When they told me I was one shy, I decided to go out and get it this year," Houston said. "I feel I could have broken it years ago. I dropped a few that would have been easy touchdowns my first year or two. I just wasn't concentrating. I didn't realize the value of an interception touchdown when you sit down with the man and talk contract." Houston, who is 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, said his height helps him defend against passes, "but I'd say that hanging onto the ball is important, too. Most defensive backs drop more than they catch. I used to in fact, but it's just a bad habit. All you have to do is concentrate and practice catching." Catching the football is the most important part of a touchdown interception, Houston said, but then comes the runback. "You have to plan the return," he said. "You have to think touchdown all the way. I want to get my interceptions on the sideline and head for the middle of the field. That gets the flow started. And when it's nicely under way, when everybody on both teams is sprinting for the center of the field, that's the time to cut back. If you're lucky you go in." Offensive players suddenly on the defense aren't the best of tacklers, either, he said. Competition gets underway Saturday in fifth and sixth grade boys YMCA basketball under the direction of Harold Shugart with Bob Grems and Joe Fitzgibbons again working as coaches. Six teams are signed up in both fifth and sixth grades and teams have been drawn up. Playing for the Midgets in sixth grade are Scott Behrens, captain, Jeff Pomeroy, Matt Brandt, Steve Hofbauer, Kevin Strube and Tom Rose. Sixth grade Cyclones include Dale Masters, captain, Greg Stevens, Pete Bezdicek, Steve Schacherer, Chris Cramer and Tom Jeff Willey, Tom Short, David Heyer, Jeff Friesner and David Rogness. Bullets: Pat Clarey, captain, John Bittner, Greg Hanson, Darren Freeman, Steve Johnson, Greg Cooklin and Jay Heidecker. Globetrotters: Bill Ringsdorf, captain, John Kelch, David Koons, Robby Pentland, Craig Vagle, Greg Friesner and Scott Bls- gaard. Lakers: Tim McCarthy, captain, Mark Kruse, Dave Brashear, Randy Knox, Kenny Sa- gess. .. . . ,. .•.;„•_,... In first round action for the fifth grade Saturday at 9 a.m. game will find the Celtics meeting the Hawks while at 10 a.m. the Raiders will play the Bullets and the Globetrotters meet the Lakers. Saturday's sixth grade schedule finds the Midgets playing the Cyclones and the Bucks meeting the Roadrunners at 8 a.m. with the Hawkeyes playing the Knlcks ( at 9 a.m. 1 Play in the YMCA basketball league is scheduled to continue Stor seven weeks. . . , Playing for the Milwaukee Bucks will be Jim Thiel, captain, Mark Domino, Mike Domino, Dirk Williams, Matt Guneth and Philip Haan. For the Roadrunners, Tim Koons will be captain, with Pat Sheda, Chuck Soper, Tom Bothwell, Robert Reiter, Raymond Weir and Steve Timmins team members. The Hawkeyes will consist of Donnie Torrence, captain, Glenn Brandt, Daryl Danielson, Mark Neppl, David Sifrit, Glen Menssen and Bruce Petersen. On the New York Knicks will be Dennis Ryan, captain, Monty Whltacre, Alan Anderson, Roger Bierstedt, Lyndon Peterson, Scott Roehler and Keith Hansen. Comprising teams in the fifth grade will be: The Celtics: Jay Bennett, captain, Scott Beauman, David Matheison, Chuck Schmidtke, David Fitzgibbons and Kerry Ross. The Hawks: Tom Kroenke, captain, Brian Theesfeld, Mike Miller, Jeff Menssen, Dennis Petersen and Tom Hum. Raiders: Mike Kjar, captain, Would Like to Compete But Without AAU Patch AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University Football Coach Johnny Majors said Friday he has asked to have his name withdrawn from the list of candidates for the coaching vacancy at Georgia Tech. Majors was one of at least five candidates interviewed earlier this week for the job by Tech Athletic Director Bobby Dodd. "I still have a goal to be achieved at Iowa State—winning the Big 8 title,," said Majors. The Georgia Tech athletic director is seeking a replacement for Bud Carson, who was fired nearly two weeks ago after a five-year stint as the fourth head coach in Tech's 80-year football history. Majors and Bill Fulcher of Tampa were the two most prominently mentioned candidates. Both visited the Tech campus in Atlanta this week. "I want to concentrate all my energies on our plans for recruiting and for the 1972 season," Majors said Friday. "I was flattered that I was considered for the Georgia Tech'' coaching "vacancy but I am most happy at Iowa State. All I want to do now is to get to work with my staff in preparing By DAN BERGER Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) . George Young says he'd like to compete in the 1972 Olympic Games but if he does, he'll run without wearing the patch of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States. Young kicks off his 15th season in international track tonight when he takes on five other stars in a two-mile run at the Sunkist Indoor Games. When he takes the track, he'll be representing George Young, teacher, Casa Grande, Ariz. "I haven't worn the AAU patch in a year and I don't intend to wear it again," said Young. "Their organization is so poor in so many ways and the athletes suffer because of it. It's forced the big names out of the sport and pushed track and field farther and farther into the background." Young, the American record holder at two miles, said what the AAU needs most is a promoter. "The AAU needs to be straightened out. For years and years they've been promoting their organization instead of promoting the sport. "For example, take this Sunkist meet. Al Franken, the pro- motor who was barred by the AAU a few years ago, puts together a great meet that'll probably be a sellout. "Why? Because he got one good race—Jim Ryun versus Kip Keino. That's what the people want to see." Young said the AAU hasn't hindered his training or performances—"they just haven't helped a bit." Indians Attack Sport Emblems By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A week which started out as a great one for the Cowboys is rapidly turning into a bad one for the Indians. The American Indian Center of Cleveland, Ohio, filed a $9 million damage suit Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians baseball team for using a comic Indian head as the club's symbol and said its next target may be the Atlanta Braves' Chief Noc-a-Homa. Five other professional teams—The Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins of the National Football League, the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League and the Buffalo Braves and Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association — and more than 30 colleges have some sort of Indian nickname. The Chiefs' symbol is an arrowhead, although the team does have a mascot, Warpaint, a 17-year-old spotted gelding, which is ridden around the track of Kansas City's Municipal Stadium each time the Chiefs score. The rider, Bob Johnson, is part Sioux. "ft is not our intent to ridi­ cule the Indian," said a team spokesman. "The symbol, and the name Chiefs were chosen in a public contest and are appropriate for this area, which has a rich Indian heritage." The Redskins' symbol, which is not a caricature, has been the team's emblem since 1937. The Black Hawks wear a stoic and stern-looking head of Chief Black Hawk on their jerseys, similar to the Indian head on the buffalo nickel. The Buffalo Braves' emblem is the letter B with a protruding feather while the Warriors have nothing Indian in their emblem. The $9 million suit, filed by Russell Means, a Sioux and the Indian center's executive director, asks for a temporary injunction prohibiting the Cleveland baseball team from using the Chief Wahoo symbol, which depicts a silly-looking Indian with a wide, toothy grin and prominent nose. "It's degrading, demeaning and racist," Means said. "It epitomizes the stereotyped image of the American Indian. It attacks the cultural heritage of the American Indian and destroys Indian pride." Means said he thought some action would be taken against the Atlanta Braves within the next few months. The Braves' symbol is a grinning Indian with a lone feather in his headband. Means said he objected to Chief No c-a-Homa, who emerges from a teepee behind the outfield fence and does a war dance every time a Brave hits a home run. "What if it was the Atlanta Germans and after every home run a German dressed in a military uniform began hitting a Jew on the head with a baseball bat?" Means asked. "Or what if it were the Cleveland Negroes and a black man came trotting out of a shanty in center field and did a soft shoe? "Well, the Indian is tired of this label that depicts him to the larger segment of American society as something to be laughed at and not to be taken seriously and therefore not due respect." Means was surprised to learn that Noc-a-Homa is really an Indian- Levi Walker Jr., a 31- year-old half-Chippewa, half-Ottawa. "It figures," Means said. "All the Chippewas used to do was hang around the fort anyway." That crack might not sit too well with Central Michigan University, whose nickname is the Chippewas. "Our emblem is the facial picture of an Indian, but it's very manly," says Daniel P. Rose, the school's athletic director. Central Michigan also had a student who dresses as an Indian and does tribal dances during games. A member of an Indian community several miles from the campus teaches the student the dances and "we've had no trouble at all," says Rose. But the University of Nebraska at Omaha changed its nickname from Indians to Mavericks last May after receiving complaints from an Indian group. New names also were needed for the girls' drill team, the Indiannes; the Quampi Room of the student center; the Johny Majors for spring practice and our recruiting program." Dodd must make a recommendation this week to Tech's athletic board. He said Thursday—before Majors withdrew— that he hadn't selected a man for the job. He admitted he Tomahawk name for the yearbook and the Ma-ie Day festival in May, named for an Indian holiday. Hie Florida State Seminoles switched last year from a Sammy Seminole caricature to a proud warrior image. But the new symbol, with breechcloth, tomahawk and war paint, bears little resemblence to real Seminoles, who wore flowing, rob­ elike garments. Last year, the Marquette Warriors dropped their Willie Wampum mascot, a student in Indian gear who waved a tomahawk at Marquette's opponents during time outs. The Stanford Indians changed their symbol before the 1970 football season after a campus group that included Indians complained about the old character, a little round-nosed fellow with a slight pot-belly. The new figure is a handsome chief in profile, complete with headdress. Obviously, Nebraska - Omaha, Florida State, Marquette and Stanford are nothing more than Indian-givers. BULLETIN ATLANTA (AP) - Bill Fulcher of the University of Tampa was named today to succeed Bud Carson as Georgia Tech's head football coach. hoped. to, make, a ..choice. Jbls week. Lou McCullough, athletic director at Iowa State, .said Thursday "If Majors is offered the Tech job, I believe he'll take it." Majors declined to comment on the situation until Friday morning when he announced his withdrawal Majors, 35, a member of the famous Tennessee football family, earned an 8-3 record for the Cyclones last fall and was named Big Eight Coach of the Year. The Georgia Tech vacancy was the third for which Majors has been considered in the last few months. He earlier turned down the head coaching job at Baylor University in Waco, Tex., and a combined head coach-athletic director job at Rice University in Houston. ISU Wins 31st EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The top-ranked Iowa State wrestling team posted its 31st straight dual meet victory Thursday night by winning all but two matches in dumping Oregon 319. Rich Binek (177) had the only pin for Iowa State, 8-0 on the season. Heavyweight Chris Taylor, the Cyc\ot»»' unbe«tw at 398 pounds, wpn on a default. frhen the Ducks' Ray King injured a knee at 1:18 of their match. YOU WONT ' , ' -* OH THESE 1966 & 1965 SAFETY INSPECTED - USED CARS - 1966 P0NTIAC TEMPEST 2 Door Hard Top Custom/6 Cylinder, Straight Transmission, Red, Real Sharp Car. SAVE 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2 Door Hard Top, Has All The Continental Goodies, With Factory Air, Vinyl Roof, One Owner. 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