Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 23, 1978 · Page 5
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Ukiah, California
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Monday, January 23, 1978
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Monday, January 23, 1978 Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif—5 Beat Shasta, co-lead GVC Eagles' cagefs rest, host Lassen, Sierra After playing and winning . etght games, in 16 days, the Men(^ocino College basketball Eagles, today could look forward to a light workout, stressing shooting and perhaps passing and planning offensive-defensive strategy for this week's two home GVC games, Friday and Saturday nights, on Carl Purdy Court at the 12th District Fairgrounds. Winners over Shasta's Knights Saturday by 13 points, 86-73, for their sixth straight GVC victory, the Eagles go after wins 7 and 8 Friaay against Lassen and Saturday against Sierra. Neither may be easy. Sierra topped Redwoods Friday, 6564, and ,then lost by just six to tall, strong Feather River, 6963. Lassen had its problems, bowing' to perennial champion Butte, 90-71, then dropping an 89-72 game to Siskiyous. But on any given night things can get pretty hairy for a time, as they did against stubborn Shasta here Saturday night. As of this morning, -the Eagles and the Roadrunners from Butte are each two games in front of the eight other teams in the GVC basketball pack. And with Butte idle Saturday night the Eagles and Butte now are tied for the GVO lead with six wihs each. ' ' GVC standings show Mendocino College, 6-0; Butte, 6-0; Feather River, 4-2; Sierra, 4-4; Redwoods, 3-4; Lassen, 3-4; Siskiyous, 2-3; Western Nevada, 2-5; Shasta, 1-5 and Yuba, 1-5. However, the GVC season is only one- third over! Not even that, counting post-season GVC tournament play to decide which team wiU b^ck up the champion in representing the GVC in State Tournament play in Long Beach in late March. So it's back to the drawing boards today, and back to the GVC wars Friday and Saturday, for Coach Ed Boyle, assistant, Bill Pauli and their champioiT^ip-starved , has- ketiS^'rs. • , After setting a school record 121 points in a victory over non-league American River- Placerville Friday night, the Eagles met Shasta in a GVC encounter Saturday. And it wasn't easy, what with signs of fatigue an8 wear and tear shown by the Eagles; some questionable officiating calls, and a stubborn Shasta that in spurts gave the Eagles fits. In the end, however, 32 points by Kenny Newkirk, who hit on 13 field goals, plus 23 by Peter Garrett, who had 10 from the floor; some super rebounding and timely "relieving" by Robert Haskin and key rebounds by Mil^e Edwards, Newkirk, John Gastineau, Garrett, and Jack Qaunch; and seven straight final points by Claunch, paid off in GVC victory number six, 86-73. leading, 45-37, at the half, bpt looking only occasionaUy like they can look as a smooth, defensively tough, rebounding, feeding and scoring basketball team, the Eagles got it together better as a team defensively the second half. They moved out in front, 82 to. 65, after only being ahead, 7169 with 6:16 to go when Art Larvie fouled out. With tliree minutes to go, 'and Gastineau out on fouls, and several other with four, not all deserved, Claunch, with the help of Steve Santos and Peter Garrett, Newkirk, Edwards, Haskin and Bob Stuart and, Bob Pedroni, down the stretch, sparked a final Eaglet victory surge. The Eagles outshot Shasta, 36-27 from the field, and had 14 of 28 from the line to 19 of 40 by Shasta. Larvie and Edwards had eight each, Edw,ards getting Mendocino out in front early; Cluanch ha;d seven late points; Gastineau adided four, Haskin and Stuart two points each. Last football tonight TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) Eighty National Football League stars will clash tonight in the Pro Bowl, bringing the 1977 season to a close. Kickoff is set for 9:10 p.m. EST at Tampa Stadium, where a crowd of 50,000 is Duran'sfisfssay ifalibeaufifully! LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) — Roberto Duran may still be the "Panamanian punk" but the newly crowned undisputed lightweight champ of the world stamped himself with greatness Saturday when he not only knocked out WBC champion Estaban DeJesus but also outboxed the slick Puerto Rican. Duran, 'the 26-year-old former street fighter whose 12th round knockout victory earned him $100,000 after taxes plus an undisglosed under-the-table bonus, made a pretty picture of "punk" a few hours ^fler the fight. Standing in an elevator at Romanesque Caesars Palace, his reflected image bouncing endlessly around the mirrored walls, Duran was barefoot and^ shirtless, a towel around his neck and a champagne bottle in his hand. A dour, gray-haired lady looked on disapprovingjy as did a middle aged man. Duran hummed. Floating with the chamm- pagne on the way up, Duran talked in Spanish with a friend on the elevator, then flew from the car with a skip for another party. Robprto Duran meant to enjoy this night and it rolled aroUnd the clock. ' Duran changed to a ruffled shirt and tuxedo for a Sammy Pavis Jr. night club acf and was munching on a heavyweight steak at 3 a.m. Duran, who claimed im- ihediately after the fight, "I was born to be champion," reestablished himself "pound ALL WRAPPED UP — Danny Bray, on side, Ukiahi's strong young 193- pound wrestler, almost literally] wrapped up the Masonite-Ukiah Invitational Tournament team championship, and his Santa Rosa opponent, when he clamped on a cradle for a championship pin Saturday in Chessall Gymnasium. The pin helped insure victory over challenging El Molino. Cat grapplers resume tough NBL action Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Rancho Cotate in Rohnert Park, then wrestle at Analy tourney Saturday in Sebastppol. — Journal photo by Erickson. M6re NFL offense? TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (UPI) — National Football League officials, are thinking of ways to provide what they think the pubUc wants — more scoring. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle said possible rule changes were discussed Sunday in a private meeting of club owners, general managers and coaches. He said owners will vote on possible changbs in March. "Sentiment seems to be to try to come up with some changes to try to improve the offense, to improve scoring prospects," Rozelle told a news conference. "We-are on the horns of a dilemma of what's fairness and what the public wants — and I personally feel the public wants scoring." And scoring, he, said, went way down in the 1977 season —34.4 average points per game, compared to 38.3 in 1976; an average of 4.2 touchdowns each game, down from the 4.6 in 1976; 815 total touchdowns, compared to 9ip in 1976, and 6,733 points scored, compared 7,508 the previous year. Rozelle said 18 of 21 clubs surveyed so far indicated a desire "to help the' offense." Possible changes, he said, might include allowing motion toward the line by offensive backs, decreasing the penalty for holding and further restrictions on What defensive players can do to receivers. Rozelle also said many clubs feel exchanges of game films, which are scrutinized with computers, have helped defenses conje up with ways of stopping offensive attacks. Rozelle added that the recent Super Bowl had a television audience of more than 34 million homes — the second largest viewing audience ever, behind the last installment of "Roots." ^ On anothfer subject, the commissioner said several clubs have complained to him because E. Gregory Hookstratten, counsel for the Los Angeles, Rams, also represents several NFL coaches. "Some clubs feel there is sort of a conflict when he's representing a half dozen coaches," Rozelle said. , He said the matter might arise at the major meeting in March. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who finished , the season with a 2-12 record, will have the first pick in the college draft May 2-3. They will be followed by Kansas City, New Orleans, the New York Jets and Buffalo. Vllotti points just notenough Ukiah's Doug Vilotti sank two pressure free shots in the final 26 seconds on a one and one situation, but they weren't enough to give his California Golden Bears a victory against Portland State in a non-Pac-8 game Saturday night. The Bears lost, 67-66, as Leonard Williams tallied four points ir\ the final minute for Portland. Portland led, 67-64 in the final 45 seconds. Vilotti also scored 14 points on Ji'riday night for Cal as it downed Anchorage, Alaska, at Berkeley. Throughout the season he has been a con- sistant clutch scorer, key rebounder and averaged close to 10 points per game playing cln average of 21 minutes a game for the Bears. The selection order announced Sunday. was expected for the nationally televised game. Veteran Miami Dolphins' quarterback Bob Griese, an 11-year pro, will start for the host AFC, which is rated a one-touchdown favorite over the National Conference. Two-milers put on quite a show in LA for poun^" as the best fighter in the world. And outboxing Dejestis was Duran's master stroke. Duran (now 61-1) dominated DeJesus , (50-4) nearly from the start, getting off first with his jab, blocking and coun-' tering DeJesus' half-hearted jabs. Then gradually DeJesus stopped jabbing completely and Duran moved in and bullied the Puerto Rican around the ring, building up points and bloodying DeJesus' mouth and nose. "I lost interest after the sixth round," said DeJesus' American trainer, , Richie Giachetti. "I couldn't get him to listen to me. I don't have control of him. He doesn't understand me as well." Giachetti, a burly ring-wise corner man, spent most of the fight .bellowing, "jab, jab, stick your left out, use your left." But Giachetti spoke English and DeJesus was listening to the Spanish words •of his more faniihar trainer, Manny Siaca, who urged him to use his right lead. DeJesus' failure to at least putbox Duran, if not outpower him, drained the fight of some luster. It was a' brilliant victory for Duran, but it was a onesided affair with the winner never in doubt. In -the end; of course, it was the lightweight Duran's heavyweight power. ""That's why they call me Stone Hands," Duran said. "All around the wqrld." And na^ they'll call him champion all around the world. • ' LOS. ANGELES (UPI) They didn't set a record in the two-mile run at the Sunkist Invitational Track Meet. But they did everything but. In the night's most exciting race, Suleiman Nyambui of Tanzania, Henry Rono of Kenya and Washington State and Nick Rose of Great Britain ran almost even the entire distance with the crowd of 12,343 cheering them on and finished the same way. Nyambui won the race in 8:18.0 — the second fastest indoor two-mile of all time. It was also the fastest ever on an 11-lap track, since Belgian Emiel Puttemans set the record of.8:13.2 on eight-lap track five years ago. Rono was second in 8:18.3, the third fastest of all time; while Rose, who led for the first mile and a half, was third with the fifth fastest time of 8:20.3. ' Evelyn Ashford of UCLA set a woman's American record of 6.80 in the 60-yard dash. Kim Robinson of the Los Angeles Mercurettes was second in 6.83, matching the old record set earlier this season by teammate Andre Carney. Foreign competitors made good showings in several events. Kenyans Mike Boit, D^vid Omwansa and Peter Lemashon finished one:two- three in the 880-yard run. Boit won it in 1:50.5 while Om­ wansa, a sfudent at University of Southern California, was 4-WHEEL DR. P/UP Et WAGON ?9 HWY 20 CITY See Classified I m^HII^HHHHBHHHIIJHHlB timed at 1:50.6. Thomas Wessinghage of West Germany ended up an easy winner in the mile run in 3:59.7, followed by Filbert Bayi of Tanzania and Steve Scott of UC Irvine. Another West German, GuntherLohre, upset world record holder Mike Tully of UCLA in the'pole vault. Both jumped 17-8 '/2, but Lohre won it on fewer misses. World £§e!ord holder Greg Joy ,of Canada lost the high jump to Dwight Stones, Who jumped 7-5 but failed three times in his try to reclaim the record at 7-7'/j. Other winners in the men's open competition included Qancy Edwards of USC in the 60, Dedy Cooper of San Jose State in the 60-yard hurdles, James Sanford of USC and Benny Brown (unattached) in two sections of the 500, James Robinson of the Inner City Athletic Club in the 600, Arnie Rozinson of the San Diego Southeast Ghetto Track Club in the long jump and Milan Tiff of the Tobias Stridors in the triple jump. Other women's winners were Francie Larrieu of the Pacific Coast Club in the mile, Teresa Jenkins of the Long Beach Comets in the 880, Jodi Anderson of the Los Angeles Naturite in the long jump. The Mercurettes also won both the 640 ^nd mile relarys.• AUTOLAND RENTA-CAR 462-5858 ^S*^ DAY 5* MILE I ntroductory Offer AUTOLAND SUBARU 1 Catcagers open NBL at Petaluma Ukiahi's Frosh, Jayvee and Varsity basketball teams travel to- Petaluma Tuesday for 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m» North Bay League openers with the Trojans in their Fair Avenue gymnasium. Coach ' Bill Brune'meyer's hot and cold Varsity, which pan play, with anyone on a given night, and also lose to anyone, draw one of the stronger NBL teams for openers. Montgomery opens at Rancho Cotate, which is Ukiah's next foe here Friday for 3 games in Chessall Gymnasium at 5:30, 7 and 8:15 p.m. Jeff Weidig, who has hit as high as 36 points in a game,' plus outside sharpshooters Casey Gilroy and "inside man" Garret Gary, pace Petaluma; while Ukiah will rely on the continued super efforts of hard-working Mark Levy and Doug Ejaut, supported by Marty Murphy and Oaig Ullrich on the outside and John Gulyas and Joe Hurlbut as swing and middle men on occasion. Ukiahi girls resume cage play Tuesday Coach Kent Porter's Ukiahi girls' basketball team, after a long, long layoff, returns to action in Chessall Gymnasium Tuesday at 5 p.m. as they entertain rivdl Petaluma in the NBL opener. Hopefully both rested and mended from the long layoff of a month or so, the Varsity and Jayvee teams each will be, after big NBL opening victories before parents and other rooters. AfRanchoWednesday Cat grapplers win tourney, face NBL test Ukiahi's Varsity wrestling veteran El Molino -147- team Saturday made the most pounder; Chris'Boiline of of most of its opportiinies to Willits, the strong, skilled 156- edge rival El MoUno for the pounder, voted Most Out-. Masonite^Ukiahi Invitational ' standing wrestler, of the Wrestling Tournament first torney: Munderich, place team trophy. Ukiah wound up with 196V^ points to leOMi for El Molino, with Willits 132, a strong third and five other teams trailing. Meanwhile, down at Rancho Cotate in Rohnert Park, Ukiahi's next strong NBL mat foe Wednesday at Casa was flexing its mat muscles by winning its own tourney. Rancho and Ukiah tangle at Rohnert Park Wednesday at 4 p.m., with the Cougars hungry for some Cat-nip after a dual loss to also title-contending Montgomery. Ukiah's Jayvees and those of Mon-^ tgonlery also tangle Wednesday at Rohnert Park. Saturday, in ' its , own Masonite-Ukiah Invilatibnal, Coach Jerry Aikman's Ukiahi Varsity got championship performances, literally, from Hugo Lopez at 97 pounds; Robert Kuinfzle, 129; Chuck Navin, 140; and Danny Bray at 195. Ukiah also got some invaluable place and-or pin points from Bob Meyers, fourth at 105; Carl Johnson, second at 147; Richard Paz, fourth at 156; Cliff Yaple, third at 177; and Steve Knedler, second in an as-yet uiifamiliar heavyweight role. The only championships eluding Ukiah went to Santa Rosa's Rehe, at 105; Willits' cleyer veteran Marty Shelton, 114; Healdsburg's DeLauria, at 122; Richard Carnation, Healdsburg, 167; Holley, El Molino, 177; and Heavyweight Ray Lunardi, El Molino. In head to head final championship meetings, Ukiah's matmen won two and El MoUno took two matches. Rancho could be especially tough as an NBL dual meet team Wednesday on its home mat. Jones, 76ers beat Warriors PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Caldwell Jones was the star of the game, grabbing 22 rebounds and shooting ;i-for- 13 from the foul line to help the Philadelphia 76ers to a 99-87 win over the Golden State Warriors Sunday. But it didn't seem to bother Jones. 'He has no other choice...' NEW YORK (UPI) - Barring ^ome unforeseen last^ minute development, which doesn't seem at all likely, Bowie Kuhh has no other choice but to cancel the Vida Blue deal. He has another hearing on the matter scheduled for Tuesday but that doesn't figure to make much difference because sides already have stated their case, neither is inclined to compromise the least bit. What it comes down to is, Kuhn can't make a ruling that forbids Charlie Finley from selling Blue to the Yankees for $1.5 million as he did in June of 1976 and then turn around and okay the transfer of Blue to the Reds in December of 1977 for $1.7 million. If he does that, he'll be applying what is known as selective justice and as a lawyer, Kuhn knows that course of action wouldn't possibly stand up in any court in the laqd. . Moreover, Finley already has appealed Kuhn's original decision against him in court and if the conimissioner were to approve the pr,esent deal for Blue, he couldn't very well defepd himself in his next legal round with the Oakland owner. The Reds point out the A's got first baseman Dave Revering from them in addition to that' $1.7 million, which they insist removes the ' deal from the realrn of a straight cash transaction, but Kuhn isn't buying that line of reasoning. He still looks upon the deal as basically what it was for — money. The only way he'd approve the deal, the only possible way he could, woiild be for the Reds to toss in a couple of more players ^nd for Finley to accept a lot less money, preferably no more than $400,000. But the only way Finley would hold still for something Jike that; he has said, would be if the Reds include one of their regulars in the deal plus another player of his choice. To this, the Reds say flatly — no. For his part, Finley doesn't seem nearly as militant this time around as he was when Kuhn invalidated his sale pf Blue to the Yankees and Joe Rudi and RoUie, Fingers to the Red Sox for.another $2 million two years ago. That could be because whatever money he gets from the Reds for Blue will be applied to the deal he has pending with Marvin Davis, the Denver oil man, who is paying him $12.5 million for the A's franchise. According to term's of his deal with Davis,, whatever sum Finley gets for Blue is to be subtracted from the purchase price Davis will pay for the club. In other words, if Finley winds up getting $1.7 million for Blue from the Reds, Davis pays him only $10.8 million instead of $12.5 million, and if Kuhn knocks out the entire deal, then Davis winds up with Blue. But time is running out for Finley in his already agreed- upon sale of the club and Davis is showing signs of growing restless over the fact that Finley's lease in Oakland still hasn't been .settled with officials of that city, who are determine^ not to see the club moved to Denver or anywhere else. If the problem over the lease isn't settled soon, Davis quite likely will tell Finley to forget about the whole thing. One way the Oakland lease stalemate could be resolved would be for all the other American League clubowners to chip in toward a settlement. Most of them feel, however, Finley got himself into it, now he can get himself out. Getting back to the Blue deal, should Kuhn disapprove it again this time, he undoubtedly would be hauled into court again, not only by Finley but also by the Reds and perhaps even Revering. Kuhn says neither the A's nor the Reds advised him of their deal in advance. The Reds "claim they did. 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Confidence and faith, coupted with proper action can alleviate most fears, and sometimes quickly^, In many cases throughout the ages, man's most effective weapon against fear has been -, " I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me". It is, and always can be an excellent insulator against fear... • 925 N. Safest ZIMMERMAN'SMORTUAirV MASONITE CORPORATION UKIAH AREA SERVICE CLUB DIRECTORY Coast Quard Auxiliary i2nd Wednesday Bureau of Land AAgt. Office 7:30 PM CHAMBER bfCX )MMERCE GREATER UKIAH Board of Directors 1st Wednesday General Membership Meeting 3rd Friday ELKS LODGE NO. 1^28 . Vichy Springs . Every 7nd 8.4th Wednesday INDEPENDENTORDER OF ODD FELLOWS Every Tuesday Lodge Hall, State St. 8:00 P.M. UKIAH JAYCEES 2nd & 4th Wednesdays KIWANISCLUB Every Tuesday 6:00 P.M. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 1st & 3rd Thursdays St. Mary's , LAKEMEKIDOCINO LIONS CLUB. 1st & 3rd Wednesday i Broiler Steak House 7:30P.M. . 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