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Pape 6 Garden City Telegram Tuesday. November 22, 1977 Basketba 11 : Buffalo Ga/s Bursting with Potential By LEE STUART Blessed with four returning lettermen and the best crop of sophomores the Garden City High School girls basketball program has ever known, coach Bob Sander can't help being optimistic. "I feel very good about this team," Sander said last week. "We've got more strength and quickness this year, and the sophomores are more knowledgeable about the game than any group we've ever had." Seventeen girls reported to the opening day of drills last Monday, including nine sophomores and four juniors. Preseason practice was delayed two weeks this year by a Kansas State High School Activities Association ruling. But the postponement shouldn't effect the Buffaloes, Sander said. Their first game is not until Jan. 5 in Dodge City. "We couldn't get a scrimmage against anybody before Christmas, so we'll just have to wait until January to get to the real thing," Sander said. The Buffs will stage an in- trasquad scrimmage, however, at 7 p.m. Dec. 12. "The delay has changed our schedule a little," he said. "We're working into things more gradually than usual." The varsity posted a 10-7 record last year, while the junior varsity went 5-7. Graduated are Leslie Dodd, Debbie Alpers and Renee Skipper. Lettermen Julie Eatherly, Lisa and Sharon Doll and Donna Stevenson are back, and should receive ample support from sophomores Susan Jameson and Keeli Coulter. They were the leaders on an 8-2 freshman team in 1976,. "This will be the fourth season that some of those sophomores have been coached," Sander said. "It makes a big difference. The first year of the program, the girls really tried, but you could tell they just didn't know that much about the game. "Leon Weaver (Sander's assistant) used to coach in Oklahoma. He said he's seeing in our girls now, what he saw in the girls down there. They'd been playing and getting coached for several years." He expects Sharon Doll and Ealherly to provide much of the leadership necessary to have a competitive team. The former averaged 11 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game last year, while the latter shot in two points and pulled down 5.6 boards per outing. "We might miss Renee Skipper's outside shooting and ballhandling, but we should make up for it in overall height and rebounding strength," Sander said. "Jameson is about 5-10 and Paula Fillmore is about 5-9. They will help us out on the boards." The Buffs will execute a man-to-man defense and a two forward-two guard offense. Sander hopes to extend full court pressure as often as possible, and do more running on offense. "I feel good about the numbers we have," he said. "We should be able to do more pressuring and running because we'll have more depth." He expects strong challenges from Liberal and Ulysses. "Liberal lost three slarlers, but Ihey've always been a slrong learn — Iradilion. Ulysses improved because a Piper girl from Dodge Cily moved Ihere over Ihe summer." "We're ready lo go," he said. "We've gol more knowledge and experience than we've ever had before. It's just a matter of playing good basketball now." Here is the Buffs' schedule: Dec. 12 — scrimmage Jan. 5 — Jan. 9 — Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 23 - nament Jan. 30 Feb. 2 — Feb. 9 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 20 - Brown and White at Dodge City at Liberal - Great Bend - at Cimarron - Liberal - Goodland tour- - Dodge City at Great Bend Liberal ( - at Ulysses - Scott City - at Hays Marian - at Liberal Horns, Pursuers Hold Firm By The Associated Press Texas, Alabama and Oklahoma held onto the top three spots in The Associated Press college football poll today while Rose Bowl-bound Michigan replaced arch-rival Ohio State in the No. 4 position. However, should Texas stumble in either of its last two games, starting with No. 12 Texas A&M next weekend, a wide-open race is in prospect for the national championship, with only eighth-ranked Ohio Stale among the Top Ten showing as many as two defeats. Texas, a 29-7 winner over Baylor last Saturday and the nation's only unbeaten-untied team, received 60 of 64 first- place votes and 1,272 of a possible 1,280 points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters in the next-to-last poll of the Sideline Shot Garden City Community College sophomore Tim Carver (66) shoves Glen Jackson out of bounds Saturday afternoon during the Beef Bowl game. Carver was named outstanding defensive back of the game, and received all- conference recognition Monday. GCCC and Scottsdale battled to a 15-15 tie. Telegram photo Bostock Signs with Angels Baseball's free agents are on the move again. But this time, they'll have to share some of the spotlight with a coach and two of baseball's most successful executives. Free agents Lyman Bostock, Mike Torrez and Dick Drago signed multi-year contracts Monday, but they weren't the only members of baseball's family who packed their bags and were heading elsewhere. Harry Dalton was named as the Milwaukee Brewers' new general manager while New York Yankees' General Manager Gabe Paul and Coach Bobby Cox appear ready to take over as chief executive in Cleveland and manager of the Atlanta Braves respectively. Bostock became, in his own words,, the highest paid player in the history of baseball when he signed a reported five-year contract with the California Angels for $3 million. "As far as I know, I'm the GCHS Cagers To Battle The annual Garden City High School "Brown and White" basketball scrimmage is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the GCHS gymnasium. The Buffaloes, who finished 13-7 last year, are beginning their third season under head coach Ivan Williams. GCHS opens its regular season Nov. 29 here against Perryton, Texas. highest paid ballplayer," Bostock said. The 27-year-old outfielder, who played out his option with the Minnesota Twins, batted .336 this season, second in the American League to team- male Rod Carew. Bostock hit 14 home runs, 12 triples, three doubles, and drove in 90 runs. He had 199 hits and scored 104 runs. The Boston Red Sox, who always seem to have plenty of hitters in the lineup, moved to bolster their pitching staff and dug deep into the cash till to sign veteran pitchers Torrez and Drago. Torrez, who won Iwo games for the Yankees in the World Series, reportedly agreed to a seven-year $2 million contract afler a 17-13 season. "We Ihink Torrez will be a big help lo us," Red Sox General Manager Haywood Sullivan said. "In facl, when I called our manager, Don Zimmer, this morning to tell him the news, he laughed and said 'Oh, the pressure really on us to win now.'" Drago, who had a previous stint with Boston, had a 6-4 record while pitching mostly in relief for the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles this season. Dalton, who helped build two world champions at Baltimore in the 60s and early 70s, slressed that hiring a manager wasn't his top Buffalo Boosters Meet Tonight The Garden City High School Buffalo Booster Club will stage membership meeting tonight in the high school cafeteria, immediately following the Brown and White basketball scrimmage. priority as he took over in Milwaukee. "Unlike some of you,, I don't think there's a great urgency lo name a manager. I have no self-imposed deadlines. I'd rather wait 45 or 50 days and pick the right man." Dalton said he has three im- mmediate projects with the Brewers. First, he wants to upgrade the farm system by signing more players and adding a farm club. Second, he will try to sign a few free agents and, finally, he'll be Irying to make a few trades. Paul, who is on vacation in Puerto Rico, is mulling over a * return to Cleveland, where he was general manager from 1961 to 1972. If Paul decides to relurn to Cleveland, then a group headed by F. J. O'Neil will buy Ihe franchise and name him chief executive. Cox, who played two years with Ihe Yankees and compiled a .224 lifetime batting average, is expected to be named the seventh Atlanta manager since the team moved from Milwaukee in 1966 at a news conference at 3 p.m. EST today. Cox, 36, would become the youngest manager in major league baseball. * * Minor Leagues Vote to Merge WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — American Association directors voled here Monday to merge with baseball's other two triple-A professional leagues, the International and Pacific Coasts leagues. Thy also voted against expanding their eight-team circuit and tabled approval of the New Orleans Pelicans' transfer to Springfield, HI., until December meetings. The merger, if approved at the Dec. 1 baseball meetings in Honolulu, would place all three leagues under one front office in Columbus, Ohio. Since 1972, the American Association headquarters has been based in Wichita with Joe Ryan as president. Ryan was general manager of the Wichita Aeros in 1951. The plan approved Monday would make Harold Cooper, general manager of triple-A clubs in Columbus, chief executive officer. Ryan would become his assistant. The drive to merge the three leagues was pushed by James Burris of the Denver Bears, Max Schumacher of the Indianapolis Indians and Ray Johnson of the Iowa Oaks. "For one thing, it will mean there will be one man representing 24 clubs in triple-A instead of (representing) eight," Burris said. "He will be speaking for 14 million people when it comes, lo advertising, buying athletic equipment and this will give him tremendous leverage in bargaining for triple-A baseball." regular season. The final regular-season poll will be released at 6:30 p.m. EST nexl Monday, with the nalional championship poll following the bowl games. Alabama and Oklahoma were idle last weekend. 'Bama received one firsl-place vote and 1,044 points while Oklahoma also earned one nomination as the No. 1 team and 998 points. Michigan, which turned back Ohio Slate 14-6, climbed from fifth lo fourlh wilh 912 poinls while Notre Dame,which crushed Air Force 49-0, moved up from sixth to fiflh with one first-place ballot and 732 poinls. Arkansas, No. 8 a week ago, jumped lo sixth with 606 poinls for a 47-7 roul of Soulhern Methodist. The other first- place vote wenl lo Kentucky, which defeated Tennessee 2117 and held onto sevenlh place wilh 600 poinls. Ohio Slate barely made eighth place with 486 points over Penn State, idle last weekend. The Nillany Lions received 483 points while Pill, also idle, remained No. 10 with 398 points. The Second Ten consists of Nebraska, Texas A&M, Clemson, Washington, North Carolina, San Diego Stale, UCLA, Brigham Young, Arizona Slate and Florida State. Last week il was Nebraska, Arizona Stale, Florida Slale, Texas A&M, Clemson, Texas Tech., BYU, Norlh Carolina, Washington and UCLA. Texas Tech was Ihe only member of last week's Top Twenty to drop out. The Red Raiders suffered an embarrassing 45-7 walloping by Houslon shorlly afler ac- cepling a bid lo the Tangerine Bowl. Replacing Texas Tech in the rankings was San Diego Slate, which boosled its record to 9-1 by trouncing Florida State, Tech's Tangerine Bowl opponent, 41-16. San Diego appeared in the rankings for Ihe first time Ihis season. I.Texas (60) 10-0-01,272 2. Alabama (1)9-1-01,044 S.Oklahoma (1)9-1-0998 4.Michigan 10-1-0912 S.NolreDame (1) 9-1-0732 6. Arkansas 9-1-0606 7.Kenlucky (1)10-1-0600 8.0hio St. 9-2-0486 9.Penn St. 9-1-0483 10.Pillsburgh8-l-1398 11.Nebraska 8-2-0324 12.Texas A&M 7-2-0238 IS.Clemson 8-2-1164 14.Washinglon7-4-080 15.NorlhCarolina8-2-176 16.San Diego St. 9-1-049 17.UCLA 7-3-045 18.BrighamYoung8-2-029 19.Arizona SI. 8-2-019 20.Florida SI. 8-2-018 Ashe: Working to Pry Africa Open NEW YORK (AP) — Sports, says Arthur Ashe, may be the Achilles heel of South Africa's apartheid policy. "You can see a softening up of their attitudes in sports," insists America's .black tennis, star, who recently returned from another of his visits to that country. "South Africans are a very athletic-minded people. They are proud of their sports heritage and suffer when they are subjected to Olympic, World Cup Soccer and Davis Cup boycotts. "You can yell 'economic and arms sanctions,' and talk 'isolation' until you are out of breath but it only seems to stiffen resislence to change. Sports seem to be slowly achieving headway where politicians have failed." Denied a visa in 1970, Ashe became a militant spokesman against South Africa's racial policies and created a storm that resulted in sanctions by international sports committees. Once, in anger, he commented that he would like to Rec Basketball In Garden City Recreation Commission men's six-feet- and-under basketball Monday night, Steak Pit trimmed Ray's Trucking, 34-31, Golden Plains gunned down Garst & Thomas, 51-32, and Squire Men's Wear defeated Holcomb Hustlers, 52-32. drop a bomb on Johannesburg. In 1973, the articulate UCLA grad, son of a Richmond, Va., park policeman, finally was granted entry. On Nov. 24, 1973, he became the first black ever to gain the finals of the South African Open, losing to Jimmy Connors. He experienced a complete turnabout in his theories and said he was convinced that "contact and not isolation" was the best means for bringing about change in South Africa. "There is no way the blacks today can overthrow the government," he argued. "Inasmuch as only total economic isolation could work — and this is most unlikely — I am convinced my way is better in the long run." A close friend of UN Ambassador Andrew Young, the 34-year-old Ashe, former Wimbledon and U.S. Open tennis tilleholder, became an unofficial minister plenipotentiary to the land of diamonds and unprivileged blacks. He made arrangements for more black athletes to visit South Africa. He set up an African Tennis Foundation aimed at training black South African players. Sports barriers crumbled. The South African Olympic Committee agreed to field a mixed team of blacks and whites. South Africa's Gary Player imported a black caddie from the United States. Ashe began making periodic missions to the dark continent. "My wife and I have have just come back from our sixth trip," he said Monday during a press conference announcing plans for the $400,000 Grand Prix Tournament at Madison Square Garden Jan. 4-8. "We see apartheid as reality. Progress is slow and hard." Ashe sees a parallel in his South African missions and the dramatic weekend visit by Egypt's President Anwar Sadal to Israel. "In both cases, the atmosphere was very hostile," he said. "It is an action against the normal grain. Both visits have been regarded as counterproductive. Critics blasted me just as they blasted President Sadat." Ashe said that while on the surface South Africans gave him a cordial reception — as the Israelis did the Egyptian chief executive — there was, no way to conceal the bitter resentment of the hard core extremists, on both sides. "I get it from the extreme right wingers, the verkrampter, meaning the narrow-minded, who howl that the things I do are the beginning of the end for South Africa," he said. "And there is a small element of blacks who hate me and say, 'Oh, Christ, he is promoting apartheid.'" "When I go to South Africa, I get my impetus from the guy on the streets. I can walk the thoroughfares of Sbweto without a worry. But on the last visit, Marie (Marie Moutoussamy, Arthur's bride of less than a year and well- known photographer) almost got put in jail. \ "Police nabbed her for taking photographs. When she identified herself as an American, they quickly let her go." Iowa State Duo Honored KANSAS CITY (AP) - Defensive tackle Mike Stensrud and running back Dexter Green were selected Big Eight defensive and offensive players of the week Monday for their hand in Iowa States' 21-13 victory Oklahoma State Saturday. Stensrud totaled 18 tackles for the game, 10 unassisted, and had four tackles behind the line for 18 yards in losses. Green, the leading scorer in the Big Eight, ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third, accounting for every touchdown the Cyclones scored. Green also ran for 176 yards as the Cyclones cinched a thirdplace finish in the Big Eight and earned an invitation to the Peach Bowl. Bowling Results Tense GCCC assistant coach Fayne Henson suffers through an anxious moment on the sidelines Saturday during the second annual Beef Empire BOWl. Telegram Photo HOUSEWIFE Kay's Beauty Rama def. The Rocks, 31, 1541-1442; The Nobodies def. Schlf- felbein, 3-1,1573-1482; Garden Bowl def. Pondersosa Turf, 3-1,1400-1377; Diebert Cosnt. def. Wiley's Wonders, 3-1, 15251440; Masher Golf Carts def. Ankrom Mtrs., 3-1,1606-1345. Hi-10 Ind. Women— Barbara Miller, Ponderosa Turfs, 194. Hi-30 Series Ind. Women—Ruby Diebert, Diebert Const. 485. Team HI-10—Mosher Golf Carts, 590. Team HMO—Mosher Golf Carts, 1606. GUVS & DOLLS Pizza Inn def. Rookies Too, 3-1, 23902353; Shot of Daniels def. Wlldeman Const., 3-1, 2391-2355; Teh Grape Nuts def. The Gutter Rollers, 3-1, 2235-2117; Frazier Welding def. Mobil Home Specialists, 4-0; 2406-2191. HI-IO Ind. Women — Ila Boone, Pizza Inn, 209.H1-10 Ind. Men — Bob Maxwell, Frazier Welding, 197. 111-30 Ind. Women — Esther Seulley, Pizza Inn, 542. Hi-30 Ind. Men— Gene Boone, Pizza Inn, 546. Team Hi-10 — Rookies Too — 844. Team Hi-30 — Frazier Welding — 2406. PRAIRIE BELLE Miller Tractor def. Fidelity Bank, 3-1, 2616-2488; Campbell Abstract def. P.C.A., 4-0, 2596-2377; Coyotes Sports Center def. Kemper Electric, 4-0, 26652435; Merrill Imp. def. J.W. Johnson, 3-1, 2661-2611. Hi-10 Game Women — Betty Schrelbvogel, J.W. Johnson Const., 255. Hi-30 Seriei Women — Betty Schreibvogel, J.W. Johnson Const., 550. Team HI-10—Coyotes Sports Center 966. Team 111-30—Coyotes Sports Center, 2665. AMERICAN LEAGUE Burtis Mtrs def. Krebs Const., 3-1, 2926-2888; L T. Farms split Foster Music, 2-2,2912-2890; G. C. Co-op split S. W. Carpet, 2-2, 3029-2979; Garden Bowl def. K of C, 3-1,2971-2921. - Andy Schiffelbein, Hi-10 Ind. Men • Burtis Mtrs., 231. Hi-30 Ind. Men-Andy Schiffelbein, Burtis Mtrs., 612: Team Hi-10 Game — S.W. Carpet, 1062. Team Hi-30 — G.C. Co-op, 3029. SPORTSMAN LEAGUE Golden Plains def. L 4 R Repair 3-1 2879-2855; Dairy Queen def. Moorman Feeds, 4-0, 3004-2841; P.C.a. def. Bonita Beef, 3-1,2747-2598; Schiffelbein Tile def. Optimist Club, 3-1,2819-2719. HI-10 Ind. Men — Ed Roth, Dairy Queen, 239. HI-30 Ind. Men-Ed Roth, Dairy Queen, 555. Team Hi-10 — Dairy Queen, 1081. Team 111-30 — Dairy Queen, 3004. MONDAY MIXES LEAGUE Upholstery Center def. Experimenters, 4-0, 2445-2168; Villarreal Carpet def. Sentry Kennels,'4-0, 23122099; D 4 G Masonery split Dart's Cafeteria, 2-2, 2167-2156; Monday Muggers def. Ladner-Mix-it, 4-0, 22452110. 111-10 Women — Connie Dickenson, Villarreal Carpet, 178. 111-10 Men — Dennis Marshall. Upholstery Center 235. Hi-30 Ind. Women — Connie Dickenson, Villarreal Carpet, 479.111-30 Men — Dennis Marshall, Upholstery Center, 618. ' : Team HI-10 — Upholstery Center, 840. 111-30 - Upholstery Center, 2445. , CUP CAKE LEAGUE American Implement def. Tropical Arena, 3-1, 2678-2602; Furniture World def. American Impl., 4-0, 2578-2467; Farm Bureau def. G. C. Telegram, 4-0, 2689-2473; Garden NaL Bank def. Schiffelbein, 4-0, 2651-^446; Layne Western def. Dwight Smith R, Est., 3-1, 2609-2500. T HI-10 Ind. Women — Etina Filbeck American Impl., 196. HI-3« Ind. Womrn — Gail Dugan, Tropical Arena, 534. Team Hl-ie- Garden National Bank, 925. Team 111-30 _ American Implement, 2678.