The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 7, 1985 · Page 11
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 11

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Tigers will repeat as Series champs The Salina Journal Sunday, April 7,1985 Page 11 Much like Detroit's Jack Morris did a year ago, Toronto right-hand- er Dave Stieb will hurl the Major Leagues' first no-hitter before the season is a month old. Boston will capture the American League's triple crown, with third baseman Wade Boggs taking the batting title while right fielder Jim Rice wins the RBI and home run derbies. And Detroit will repeat as World • Champions, claiming the Series in seven games over the New York • Mets after reaching the Series with • a six-game playoff verdict over the Kansas City Royals, who will sport the second-best record in baseball. That, in a nutshell, is how one north-central Kansas sports writer who sees, maybe, seven or eight games a year views the 1985 Major League baseball season on the eve of its first pitch. Baseball's best record will belong to the Mets, who figure to win 98 games with or without Sidd Finch firing his 168-mile-per-hour fastball, perfected while frolicking barefoot ESU netters claim 5 tides LINDSBORG — Emporia State took home five championships from the Bethany Invitational tennis tournament, which was played Friday and Saturday. The Hornets claimed the top four flights in the singles' competition along with the Results in Scoreboard, Page 10 No. 1 doubles' championship. Kearney State also had a big day Saturday, winning three titles, while host Bethany claimed one championship. Saturday's steady rain forced the tourney's title matches to be shortened to pro sets in Hahn Gymnasium and the Strobel Center. Emporia State's Robert Klein coasted to a 9-1 victory over Kearney's Steve Rademacher in the finals of the No. 1 singles' flight. Klein had a tougher time in the semifinals where he won 'a three-set match over Bethany's Kirk Crawford, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Greg Kossover, Bill Fraley and Sean Milton captured Emporia State's other singles' titles. Kearney's Rob Messbarger won the No. 5 singles' division, while teammate Mike Gay claimed the No. 6 title. Klein and Fraley combined to win the No. 1 doubles' crown, while Messbarger and Gay claimed the No. 3 title. Bethany's lone championship came in the No. 2 doubles' division where Dave Cross and Mark Reynolds defeated Kossover and Milton in the finals. Cross was runnerup in No. 2 singles and Denis Hatutale of Bethany placed second in No. 6 singles. The Swedes also got runnerup finishes from its other doubles teams, Kirk Crawford and Rick Bellah in the No. 1 flight and Bart Zadel and Shawn Bolan in No. 3. Stephen White JOURNAL SPORTS WRITER Bethany (Continued from Page 9) the event, but he made up 40 meters on Southwestern speedster Tim Taylor. "That was quite a split," said Krob of Smallwood's 47.7 time. Kansas Wesleyan scored seven points with Jay Clark finishing third in the 200-meter dash (23.08) and the 1,600-meter relay team claiming a sixth-place finish. Six first-place finishes propelled Doane to the women's title. The Nebraska school trailed Fort Hays State most of the afternoon but won four of the final six events to claim its come-from-behind victory. Fort Hays State's lone first-place performance was recorded by Kim Colon, who set a meet record while winning the long jump (IB-lVi). Colon also placed second in the 100- hurdles (15.24). FHSU's Mary Griebel had a pair of second-place finishes in the 1,500 (5:16.21) and the 3,000 (11:07). Bethany's lone first-place performance came in the 400-meter relay where the quartet of Penny Nelson, Lori Bunker, Natalie Griego and Tammy Rose posted a 51.9 time. in an isolated Tibet monestary. Even without Finch, a soon-to-be legendary phantom fire-bailer created in the fertile mind of Sports Illustrated contributing writer George Plimpton, Dwight Gooden and the Mets' pitching staff figure to be more formidable than last year, when the Mets posted the fourth-best record in baseball (9072). The reason is Gary Carter, arguably the best catcher in baseball, whom the Mets acquired during the off season. Carter's bat will add depth to an already explosive Mets offense, but it's his ability to handle a young, talented pitching staff that the Mets will treasure most. The Mets' success will come at the expense of America's teams — the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves. As it becomes apparent late in the season that the Cubs will not return to the playoffs this fall, last summer's romantic campaign which captured the fascination of all of America will come to be viewed as only another tragic Cubbie collapse. On the verge of ending their 39-year championship drought, the Cubbies lost their last three games and the National League title in the process. They'll not get another chance, not this year. Nor will the San Diego Padres get another crack at the Tigers. In fact, the Padres will find the Braves too much to handle in the NL West. With Bob Horner back in the lineup and last year's biggest young dissappointment in the Major Leagues, Brad Komminsk, all but erasing his embarassing .203 rookie batting average with an outstanding sophomore season, the Braves will be back. Owner Ted Turner's ability to lure Bruce Sutter from St. Louis made sure of that. Sutler's significance in Braves' bullpen cannot be overstated. (Look at what Rich Gossage meant to San Diego last year. After aquiring Gossage, the Padres not only escaped the second division for the first time in the club's history, they won the National League title.) Similarly, the Toronto Blue Jays, with the acquisition of a much- needed relief corp (right-hander Bill Caudill and left-hander Gary Lavelle), are a common pick to dethrone Detroit. As for long shots, I like the Red Sox, who feature the game's best outfield and best young pitching staff (yes, better than Kansas City's). The smart money, though, remains on the Tigers, who won't need to win 35 of their first 40 games to retain their division title and, ultimately, World Championship. Aulby wins PBA event GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) Top-seeded Mike Aulby of Indianapolis became the first three-time bowling champion of the year with a 233-220 victory over Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela in the title game of the $150,000 Old Spice Classic Saturday. WAL-MART AUTO CENTER Don't Miss Our Auto Service Specials Ad Each Sunday In Entertainment Section. Connors, McEnroe reach finals John McEnroe leaps for a shot during his semifinal victory over Scott Davis. CHICAGO (AP) - Second-seeded Jimmy Connors advanced into the finals of the $315,000 Volvo Tennis- Chicago tournament Saturday with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over third-seeded Andres Gomez of Ecuador. Connors will face top-seeded John McEnroe this afternoon in the championship final, after McEnroe recorded a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over eighth-seeded Scott Davis earlier Saturday. The 32-year-old Connors, who has beaten Gomez seven times in eight meetings since 1981, broke Gomez's service in the opening game of the first set after the game had gone to deuce five times. Connors was on the verge of losing his service when he went down 40-30 in the second game, but the veteran left-hander rallied to win the game. In the 10th game of the first set, Gomez was again at a break point, but lost the next three points and the set to Connors. In the second set, Gomez lost his service in the third game and again in the fifth game, when Connors won four points by rushing the net and hitting sharp, short volleys. McEnroe used excellent passing shots and a dozen lobs to move into the finals as he defeated Davis. The 26-year-old McEnroe has won 24 consecutive matches this year. Davis, of Balmoor, Fla., is ranked 17th in the world, but has been unable to beat McEnroe in their three meetings. Portland cruises past Invaders By The Associated Press Matt Robinson threw for three touchdowns and Portland defenders picked off four Bobby Hebert passes Saturday night as the Breakers pulled away for a 30-17 United States Football League victory over the Oakland Invaders at Portland, Ore. Hebert, who hadn't thrown an interception in four games, gave up two in the first quarter to help Portland bolt to a 17-0 lead. The first two Breaker touchdowns came on passes of 13 and four yards from Robinson to tight end Dan Ross. In between, Tim Mazzetti booted a 43-yard field goal and Portland had a 17-point lead just 2:10 into the second quarter. Oakland, 4-2-1, rallied for two second-quarter touchdowns — one on a 33-yard pass from a scrambling Hebert to Albert Bentley and the other a two-yard run by John Williams to cap a 90-yard drive. The Invaders managed to tie the score at 17-17 on a 42-yard field goal by Novo Bojovic four minutes into the third quarter. But Portland scored two third- quarter touchdowns and held on to end Oakland's three-game winning streak. The Breakers, 3-4, went 64 yards in 11 plays with Robinson hitting Dwight Beverly with a two-yard scoring pass. Mazzetti's conversion kick was blocked, his first miss after 108 consecutive pro football extra points, and Portland led 23-17. After Hebert threw his third interception, running back Louis Jackson tossed a 17-yard touchdown pass to newly-acquired Anthony Allen and the Breakers boosted their lead to the final 30-17 margin with 2:27 to play in the third quarter. Oakland drove to the Portland 5 yard line with 3:22 to play in the game, but Hebert's pass to Mike Shumann for an apparent touchdown on fourth down and one yard to go was ruled incomplete because Shumann didn't get both feet in the end zone. • BANDITS 31, BULLS 17 - At Tampa, Fla., Gary Anderson, the USFL's scoring leader with 13 touchdowns, ran for one TD and caught passes from John Reaves for two more to lead the Tampa Bay Bandits to a 31-17 victory over the Jacksonville Bulls. The triumph was Tampa Bay's fourth in its last five games and moved the 5-2 Bandits to within one- half game of the Eastern Conference-leading Birmingham Stallions. Jacksonville, loser of five of its last six contests, dropped to 2-5. Reaves, who completed 22 of 38 passes for 292 yards, teamed with Larry Brodsky on a 24-yard scoring play early in the second quarter. He broke the game open with touchdown passes of 13 and seven yards to Anderson — a third-year running back — within a three-minute span of the fourth period. Anderson, who ran for 54 yards to boost his league-leading rushing total to 573 yards, also scored on a one-yard run that snapped a 7-7 tie with 1:22 left in the first half. Brian Franco added a 22-yard field goal that sliced Tampa Bay's lead to 17-10 with 13:17 remaining in the fourth period, but Reaves responded with his second and third TD passes of the night to put the contest away. Tulane (Continued from Page 9) way to prove Tulane is a good university is through sports, not celibacy," Brink said. The Times-Picayune, The States- Item, citing sources close to the investigation, said the huge bet on the Memphis State game was placed at various locations, including Las Vegas, Nev., New Orleans and Birmingham, Ala. The sources said prosecutors believe the bets were made by or for three indicted students: Gary Krantz, 21, of New Rochelle, N.Y.; Mark Olensky, 21, of Fair Lawn, N.J., and David Rothenberg, 22, of Wilton, Conn. The $34,000 betting figure also was reported in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. The newspaper quoted its unidentified sources as saying prosecutors were trying to learn where the students got the money. They allegedly paid five Tulane basketball players $13,500 to shave points in the Memphis State game. Tulane was a four- point underdog. The indicted players include star center John "Hot Rod" Williams, guard Bobby Thompson and swing- man David Dominique. Two players, Jon Johnson and Clyde Eads, were given immunity in exchange 8' Complete systems start at ° ny$ 1695°° Lease-Purchase Plans Start As Low As $200 Down & '39.95 per mo. Satellite TV gives you more. More movies, more sports, more news, entertainment and education. 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