Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 25, 1978 · Page 5
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 5

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, January 25, 1978
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6— Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Wednesday, January 25, 1978 down Troy, host Rancho next Having taken two out of three games on an enemy court at Petaluma Tuesday, Ukiahi's Varsity, Jayvee and Frosh basketball teams, in reverse order, try to make it three for three Friday in friendly Chessall Gymnasium against tough Rancho Cotate, starting at 5:30 p.m. with the Frosh encounter. Ukiah's Frosh lost their first game of the season to a smoother, more experienced Petaluma Frosh quintet Tuesday, 55 to 48. The Ukiah Jayvees came back strongly on defense and offense in the final, five minutes • to overcome Petaluma's Jayvees, 58-54, as Petaluma lost its big man and Ukiah kept- its poise and struck for 17 points after regaining board control and pressing the JV Trojans into error after error to wipe out a nine point deficit and win by four. The Ukiahi Varsity played one of its finest games— except for a lapse in the third period, but had it when it needed it the most, down the final stretch, to pull out a big, 62 to 59, victory over the Trojans as three men were in double figures and many were tough on the boards. Which brings the Cats, after . practice toda^y and. Thursday, to the next task at hand — beating stubborn Rancho Cotate of Rohnert Park on the Ukiahi Chessall Gymnasium floor Friday night. Casa's Varsity barely lost to Montgomery, 53-47, Tuesday in a bitter struggle; while Santa Rosa cooled off' Cardinal Newman quickly, 46 to 35 in other Varsity NBL en-' counters. Ukiah jumped out in front at Petaluma in, the Varsity game, 19 to 13; led at the half, 35-32; got outscored by eight in the third period, 18 to 10, to trail, then shut down Petaluma the fourth period on tighf .defense, •' tough rebounding, smart ball control and 17 point scoring to win, 62 to 59. Mark Levy, strong on the boards, sharp- on offense, and heady enough on defense to cut out a Trojan dogie from the herd and keep him tied up in the Petaluma backcourt for 30 seconds to force a key late turnover with Ukiah, still trailing, had a great night. He scored six field goals, 14 points, ' grabbed seven rebounds, hit two for two from the line and turned in s,ome strong defensive play. , The Varsity played like it wanted to win, like it believed in team play as well as individual effort. Craig Ullrich scored 14 points, six on the foul line, but. got a key steal frpm Petaluma's, Casey Gilroy to bring Ukiah from behind. The Cats then stayed on top, John Gulyas capturing a key rebound and then getting fouled, He made five of his six points in that final eight minutes. Doug Daut had 12 points for Ukiah; Tim Walkley and Gulyas, six-each; Marty Murphy, and Joe Hurlbut, who had seven rebounds, each scored four needed points and Pat Prine added two. Ukiah's Varsity had 20 field goals and 22 of 30 from the line to 21' Petaluma field goals but 17 of 24 from the line. Four Trojans were in double figures — Ferrick, 17; Gary, 15; Weidig, 13 and Gilroy, 10— but in those' final eight minutes when it counted to most it was Ukiah which rose to the offensive- defensive challenge. Flip Fitch and Eat Fetzer led the balanced Ukiah Jayvee scoring attack with 17 and 16 points, but it was the loss of 63, board controlling Rex Williams on fouls with 5:57 to go and Petaluma nine points ahead which opened the doors for Ukiah's come from behind victory. , Fitch hit a fantastic 11 of 14, from the line as he was fouled, repeatedly on drives. Fetzer had«ight field goals for his 16 points, while Sid Maurer had six points, Brian Stearns, five; Glenn Wright, playing his first game after an injury, added six; Brett Preston, three; Greg Shear, three and Jim Hurlbut a free shot. Ukiah's Frosh had a pattern of bad, good, bad, good quarters of 8-15-8-17 points, white Petaluma's more polished ball handlers and scorers were consistant at 1415-14-12 in a 55-48 win. Kenny Johnson had 14 points and Ron Vaughn 12 to pa^e the more consistant Trojan Frosh, while Ukiah's Mike Freitas scored 14 points including six field goals to lead Ukiah scoring. Brian Deering had eight points, Mike Williams and Ritchey, seven each; Tyvin Whittaker, six; Art Lee, four and David Post, two points. The Frosh hope to put to good use what they learned , not to do and what they must do ,to win when they host Rancho's. fine athletes at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Chessall Gymnasium to start the NBL triple header. DOING JAYVEE HUSTLE! — UkiaH Jayvee basketball players Dino Champion, No. !25; and Mary Christenson, 30, watch as Petaluma's Dee Baddeley attempts shot over guarding of Gina Bartolomei in game Won by Ukiahi Jayvee girls, 53-26, in NBL opener here Tuesday. Varsity girls had closer game but also won 43-36. —Journal photo by Erickson. Council sets criteria for hosting Games LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The City Council . Tuesday, approved a 149-page plan that set down guidelines to ensure that Los Angeles, and not the International. Olympic committee, controls revenues from the Olympics if the city hosts the games in 1984. The plan was presented by Mayor Tom Bradley and approved on a 13-1 vote following a 3% hour debate. It will be translated into French, the official language of the IOC, and presented to the committee in Switzerland by Jan. 31. The document stresses the use of existing facilities for the games and said control of Olympic revenues should lie with the city, not the IOC. "Arrangements are to be spartan," the first paragraph of the document reads. "The games are to be financed from receipts from the games themselves, from funds to be secured from other levels of government, from other in-. coma-generating programs and from private contributions." Jabbar simply fantastic after reading 'obit' Ukiahi basketball girls top Petaluma Namath to retire PHOENIX, Ariz. (UPI) — Joe Namath, the glamour figure of pro football for the last decade, will announce his retirement this afternoon when he arrives fpr a sports celebrity golf tournament. Namath told the New York Times late Tuesday night that his 13-year pro career is over. "I'm not going to play next year," said Namath, the flamboyant quarterback who joined the Los Angeles Rams last season as a free agent after 12 years with the v New York Jets. "I knew this was my, last year. It was no fun being a second-string quarterback. Sometimes it was a bit melancholy, looking around ,and knowing I wouldn't be playing football anymore." Namath, who signed a then- record $427,000 contract in 1965 and later engineered the biggest upset in modern pro .football history when he led the Jets over Baltimore in Super Bowl III, said he had no immediate plans. - Ukiahi's basketball girls got off on the right scoring track in the first North Bay League games of the season Tuesday evening when they two-timed Petaluma before heading for tough Rancho Cotate opposition Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Rohnert Park. . The Jayvees got the season's NBL play underway by blitzing Petaluma's girls, 53 to 26, after leading, 16-4 and 28-ti the first two periods. . Ukiah's Varsity, with Petaluma applying more pressure than anticipated, leading from the opening tip- off, and hanging in all the way, finally pulled the game out of the fife. 43 to 36. The margin of difference was the first eight minutes* and a seven point Ukiah lead, 16-9. As scorekeeper Denise King pointed out to Coach Kent Porter, each team scored 13, four and 10 points each of the succeeding three periods to stay neck and neck. For a while it appeared Ukiah would break away to a stronger lead," only to have Petaluma's Val Mustad or Kim Succetti, Monica Ferrick, Nancy Marinsir or Barb Crowell find some way to tank a field goal, drive for a lay-in or hit a crucial free shot to again come within six or seven points and keep the Cats on their toes. Nancy Weiss, though closely guarded most of the night, shook loose for four outside field goals the first half, while Karen Chapman, who had a number of early assists, Sue Ward, who played an excellent, cool, all-around game, and Cindy Peterson bucketed came in briefly to provide defensive pressure, an occasional feed and rebound and ail in all the Ukiahi Varsity girls got the job done, if not perfectly. Nancy , Weiss got an occasional timely field goal each Eighth-grade Lancers explode for victory Sports INGLEWOOD (UPI) — The Philadelphia 76ers double- teamed Kareem • Abdul- Jabbar but couldn't stop the Los Angeles Laker center who scored'39 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, had 6 assists and blocked 4 shots. The Lakers led all the way when they beat the team with the second best record in the NBA by a 117-102 score Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. They thus moved into a tie with Golden State at the bottom of the Pacific Division with a 21-24 record. Billy Cunningham, the Philadelphia coach, snorted when he recalled reading a story in a Los Angeles newspaper Tuesday saying Abdul-Jabbar was through as a dominating force in the NBA. "I pick up a paper and read Kareem's obituary," he said. "Then he comes out and does something like this. He was simply awesome. That's' the game, then he had to adjust to best game anyone has played, new faces, then not being half but still he played a fantastic half. That just goes to show you statistics don't mean everything." Laker coach Jerry'West was asked about the newspaper, story and he said, "Well, it's typical of superstars. The great players are praised when the team wins and receive complaints when they lose. But Kareem is our franchise and we rise and fall emotionally with him. "He was absolutely magnificent. It's the finest game he has played for me this season." In answer to another question, West said, "It's not fair to say Kareem ins't hustling. He can't go this hard every night. Certainly we would like to seem him this aroused but it's unfair to expect him to play like this all the time. This is' not a one-man team. , "This has been a strange season for Kareem. First he had the injury in the first The St. Mary's eighth-grade Lancers exploded for 27 points in the fourth period to outdistance Holy Spirit of Santa Rosa, 77-59, Sunday for their second win of the Catholic Youth Organization season. against us all year." About the Lakers as a whole, Cunningham said, "Their defense stopped just about everything we tried to do. "We • double-teamed Kareem like we planned and he was five for 15 in the first selected to the All-Star team first time in his career. I suspect his pride is hurt." Abdul-Jabbar dressed quickly after the game and walked past the writers gathered around West and said not a word. . GLENN ERICKSON Sports Editor Bay baseball squabble , SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Oakland people (Coliseum The four other CYO quints .a™n «iuM 1 „, ira uB„a. C au, w< ,rpn 't liiokv however at I Mclnemey led the rebounding San Francisco Mayor George officials and Mayor Lionel of the last three penbds, just werar aj? J^i^^? 1 effort with five, Jackson Moscone has denied a charge Wilson) knew I could not go p^ a .„ ma M Rmcon Vallev Junior Hich. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ched two, and Vargas, Brad Chick,' Joey Bartolomei and Craig Hill had one each. The fourth graders (0-5) had a close encounter with Holy when Petaluma was about to draw even, and wound up with 15 points but did not have one of her smoothest or sharpest shooting nights. Thank goodness Cindy Peterson, with 11 points; Lisa Letourneau with nine, four the last desperate quarter;' Sue Ward, with six very timely points; and Karen Chapman, with a first-period field goal and five assists before retiring, took up the slack, kept their defensive poise and responded to pressure enough to win. Friday at Rancho Cotate the Ukiahi girls face an even tougher double challenge, starting at 3:30 p.m. With Katie Weaver, Dino Champion, Dana Flint and Tami Walkley supplying the outlet of downcourt passing and inside rebounding, and Shannon Ward and Paul Nichols the up-front fast- break speed, scoring and steals, the Ukiahi Jayvees took* it to Petaluma's outgunned girls from the very start in a 53-26 opening game win Tuesday in Chessall Gymnasium. A sparse but appreciative mini-gathering of fans — the girls deserve a much larger audience — saw Shannon Ward sink three first period baskets, add two free shots, then add four final baskets the last period to other^ field goals and Cindy. score 18 in aU Qn steals or fast-breaks set up by her XI Sandell services SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Funeral services were Bearcat fives bow Potter Valley's Bearcat basketeers stepped out of their league, but ntit necessarily out of their class Tuesday night as they hosted Cloverdale. Cloverdale's JSean Daly scored 23 points and Bret Domenichelli added 20 as the third-ranked Cloverdale team won, 66 to 57 from the scrappy Bearcats. ' Steve Shepherd had 1$ points, Jim Brown, li and Don Brown, 10; while Craig Carson added eight, Keith Lyly and Steve Dean, four-each; and Nate Lewis two for Potter's Varsity. Cloverdale simply had too much fire power, winning, 5632, while Kevin Hunter with 12 and Kenny Brown with nine led Potter Valley. planned today for Alfred Samuel Sandell, a top figure, in amateur boxing for a half- century. Sandell died two days ago at the age of 87. Amateur boxers he worked with who later went on to pro fame included Gene Fullmer, Young*Corbett, Fred Apostoli, Ray Lunny Sr. and Jr., Grant Butcher,' Luis Molina and Babe Figueroa. Sandell was a seaman and a tailor as a young man. v and Lisa. Letourneau added free shots to counter Petaluma's seven points by Kim Succetti and build a much-needed, 16-9 first period lead. With some girls bothered by toothache, or touches of the flu ect., the Wildcats at times appeared listless. Some tremendous board work by Lisa LetoumeaU, who cahie on to score eight of her nine points the last three periods and snare 18 rebounds in the game, helped tremendously. So did the steady feeding, rebounding and defensive work of Sue Ward and the rebounding and occasional pivot shots of Cindy Peterson before she got into foul troubled . Jodie Knight came in. to spell the ailing Karen Chapman, Jackie Kimpton helped maintain board control replacing foul-plagued Cindy Peterson; Candy Cannon teammates. Sometimes clearing out the zone, as they say in pro football; sometimes stealing, sometimes taking a . short pass from a teammate, or a long one, Paula Nichols also scored 18 points on nine field goals and helped Shannon and others get clear for their buckets. Dana Flint scored seven, points'; Brenda Hanson four; Lyndie Cook, Dino Champion, and Gina Bartolomei two points each, in addition to grabbing a host of rebounds, and contributing some alert defense, quick-handed steals and feeding passes between them. JonAnn Hamilton, Mary Christenson, and others who didn't score contributed to assists, rebounds, or team defense. Rincon Valley Junior High. The fourth grade dropped a 1910 decision, the fifth grade fell 45-11, the sixth grade went down to defeat 46-21, and the seventh grade lost 48-24 to Holy Spirit. The five teams travel to Santa Jtosa again this Sunday for games at Cardinal Newman High School against St. Rose. Game times are 9:30, 10:45, noon, 1:15 and 2:30 for the fourth through eighth grade teams, respectively. The eighth grade upped its record to 2-3 with Sunday's victory. Holding a 50-44 lead at the end of three quarters, St. Mary's led by Aaron Evans' eight points and Stan Garcia's seven in the 27 point final period, ran away from their hosts. Evans ended up with 22 points, a season high for all St. Mary's teams, while Robert Proctor hit for 16, Garcia hooped 12 and Tom Rawles was the fourth in double figures with 10. Chris Knudsen scored seven, Todd Richey six , and Eddie Manley four in the victory. The seventh grad (0-5) was on the other end of a scoring blitz. Within three, points of their hosts at the half, 16-13, they fell behind as Holy Spirit put 18 points on the board in the third period eh route to the 48-24 win. Tim MacDonald scored 13 to lead St. Mary's while Mark Fanning added three and Tony DeLapo, David Ryan, Tom McKeowh and Mike Lewis, contributed two points a piece. The sixth grade (1-4) fell behind from the start and ran into foul trouble in a 46-21 loss. Shannon Williams scored six, followed by Tommy Ford with five, Warren Galletti and David Brown with four apiece;, and Shawn Hook with two. Brown led the St.' Mary's rebounding effort with eight, Galletti grabbed three, Ford and Doug Denny snared two each, and David DeLapo hauled in one. The fifth grade (0-5) had four players in the scoring column in their 45-11 loss. Sam Jackson hit four points, Joey Vargas scored three, and Kevin Mclrierney and Eric Clarke added two each. by Oakland owner Finley that Moscone's lack of name changing." cooperation caused an end to negotiations to move.the A's to Denver. Oilman Marvin Davis Spirit but came out on the Monday withdrew his $14 short end of a 19-10 decision, million offer to shift the Chris Epright led the local franchise to Denver, cagers with seven points, Clint Finley then accused Bennett added two, and John Paul DeLapo had one. Following this Sunday's game in Santa Rosa, St. Mary's has a pair of games here at Chessall Gym: Feb. 5 against St. Francis of Sonoma, and Feb. 12 versus St. Joseph's of Rohnert Park- Cotati. The sesason concludes Feb. 19 with a game at Healdsburg. Moscone said he would not mind if the Giants played a "few" games in Oakland. Bob Lurie, president of the Giants, said "I think we could have reached an agreement, but time ran out on us when Mr. Davis withdrew his offer. Moscone of killing the Denver . I did not ask for the split deal by refusing to participate schedule, the-Oakland people in a compromise which would did, and strongly indicated have had the Giants play half something could be done to their home games in Oakland, release the A's from their possibly changing the team's name. "By asking that," said Moscone, "the effect would have been to deny both franchises an identity. Furthermore, I'm sure that the Coliseum lease if their proposals had been acceptable." Oakland has another 10 years to go on its stadium lease, which was the "key stumbling block to the Dertver deal. Parents of eighth-grade boys, girls invited to Thursday Boosters meet Parents of all eighth grade girls and boys in the Ukiah Unified School District are urged to attend a meeting of the .Ukiahi Boosters Club tomorrow, Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Home Economics Building of Ukiahi. „, Purpose of the meeting will be to acquaint parents of incoming Ukiahi students for the 1978-79 school year with the sports, programs, sports -(budgets and Booster activities On behalf of sports for both girls and boys at Ukiahi. Robert L. (Lou) Zaina, president of the Ukiahi Boosters, has asked athletic directors of the high school to review some of the athletic programs and their direction for the coming, 1978-79 school year. With Kingsburg high school, which spawned Olympic two-time Decathlon r ampion Rafer Johnson, and his brother, Jimmy Johnson, retired all-Pro defensive backfor the 49ers, dropping all spring sports, and Ukiahi having to dig J for transportation money for its programs, it is essential that looks be taken now toward the 1978-79 athletic programs at Ukiahi. Charles Myers, former Ukiahi basketball and programs for 1978^79. , Zaina knows the Boosters cannot wait until September to do something constructive — and parents whose present baseball star and coach, now eighth-grade children'will vice-principal, will be present Thursday night at 7:30 to answer questions about the sports-student activity programs at Ukiahi. Thanks largely, if not •totally, to the efforts of the Ukiahi Boosters Club all sports for the coming spring semester at Ukiahi are assured, of. enough transportation and other necessary funds. But now is the time to assess the needs fcr football, wrestling, cross­ country, basketball, swimming, track, baseball, softball, golf, tennis twice a year and other Ukiahi athletic want to participate in a full athletic prograjh throughout next year, are needed and can help now to assure no major cuts in sports locally. - CORRECTION In a story carried in yesterday's Daily Journal regarding South Ukiah Little League, the sign-up donation was listed as $5 with a $10 minimum per family. This was in error. There is a $10 maximum, not minimum. The Daily Journal regrets the error, and any inconvenience it may have caused. ' Lake Mendocino Lions. Club CRAB CI0PPIN0 FEED Saturday, February 25 5 p,m. until crab is gone LAKE MENDOCINO CLUBHOUSE Tickets $6.50 each , -Available from club members, Lose 10-20-30 Pounds, Or More! MEN-WOMEN - TEENAGERS Alfred W. Ferriss. 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