Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on April 11, 1971 · Page 6
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6A-DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD, Sunday. April 11.1971. BY CARL GUYS Torito Had the pleasure of a visit from Wes Linthicum and his wee son Terrance Lance Friday. Linthicum is with, the Northeast School District in San Antonio and also works with Henry Hight and the Toro professional grid gang as sports news aide. . A big feller at 290 pounds, Linthicum filled the boat seat to overflowing capacity late Friday evening while five-year-old Terry fit in handily with my nine and 10-year-olds on one seat. About 6 p.m. on the far side of San Pedro, Canyon we ran into a school of big whites whipping up the froth after the shad. Before we spooked 'em we picked off a dozen neat ones with a mirror-like Hot Spot and Pico Perch. Less than two hours later big* Wes had inhaled a goodly portion of said fish and remarked "Boy, it isnt often when I get a chance to enjoy eating such fresh fish," The Alamo Citizen generally takes his family out for a fish dinner around San Antonio and you know those big city fish can't hold a dandle to those freshly harvested from the clear blue-green water of Amistad Lake ... no way! Linthicum was also impressed with the "natural beauty of Big Friendly and the conspicuous absence of litter around the lake." He shot up two rolls of color film on the lake and later commented that "there were lots of outdoorsmen around his San Antonio beat who need to see this Amistad Lake environment." While he was awed by the Big Friendly surroundings, little Terry had more of a ball reeling in one of the stubborn white bass. Big Wes was also excited about the Toros and their innovation of playing a summer football schedule. He's sending us the poop just as soon as he, Terry and their Honda arrive back in old San Antone. Unique Club The Diablo Catfish Association of Del Rio and West Texas drew quite a comment from Earl Golding, Outdoor Club Editor for the Texas Outdoorsman magazine this month. Golding writes: "There are all kinds of outdoor clubs in the state of Texas, and we're constantly running into representatives of them in our business of covering the great outdoors. There are bass fishing clubs, sportsmen's clubs, archery clubs, canoe clubs, skeet clubs, trap clubs, fox hound clubs, boating clubs, skiing clubs, and varmint hunting clubs." "But we recently ran into a new one down on the Texas-Mexico border, during a trip to fish Amistad Lake at Del Rio." "Ever hear of a catfishing club?" They've got one at Del Rio. It's called the Diablo Catfish Association, and far as they know, it is the only one of its kind in the country." Could be — just like Amistad Lake is "only one of its kind in the country" as far as we're concerned. Cool 'n Clean Big Friendly currently presents itself cooly clean with only a few freckles of litter popping out from time to tirne. How long it will remain tree from the stigma of humanity is up to all of us. Just the other day at least 20 tons of trash were hauled off from Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River. A two-day campaign was organized and coordinated by the Coast Guard Reserve in San Antonio and more than 20 organizations plus hundreds of interested citizens participated in the cleanup. Workers who did "stoop labor" to rid the shores of the lake and river of bottles, cans, paper and other discarded trash ranged from pre-school age kids to college students to businessmen. We can keep from all that "stoop labor" in the future if we all retain the presence of mind by not littering Amistad Lake in the first place. Lucky 13 The April issue of The Quarter Racing.World brings the list of the 19?0 champion Quarter runners. Three of the champs annexed titles in two divisions: Go Together, Kaweah Bar and Easy Jet. Kaweah Bar earned the title of World Champion Quarter Running Horse and champion Quarter running gelding while Easy Jet took the top honors in Champion Quarter running stallion and king of the three-year-old colts; and, Go Together won the title of champion Quarter running mare and top of all the three-year-old fillies. Junior Meyers won the title for aged stallions, Top Rockett took the aged mare crown, Howdy Jones was the best three-year-old gelding, Band Of Angels was the top two-year-old filly and Full Moon Zestee made it to the peak of the best two-year-old geldings. » Walt Wiggins' slick mag which is actually "The voice of the Quarter Racing industry" also carried our account'of the recent Del Rio race meet complete with photos of the Futurity, Derby and Futurity Consolation winners. Also we learned that L.R. French Jr. of Anacacho Ranch, Spofford and banking bit in Odessa, is the second leading money earner on the tracks for last season with $176,836. Will F. Whitehead was on the list for $29,755. . • Horses Com ing While on the subject of Quarter Horses let's be reminded that on May 8 Del Rio will have its great annual show at Del Rio Downs. Halter and performances classes will make a big day of it out at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds with Royce Baker as judge from Wimberley. The event will be produced on Daylight Saving Time so mark the calendar and the juiced up times of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for halter and performance classes respectively. ' . Thi.s show is a three-association approved bit with the American Quarter joining the Alamo Quarter Horse Breeders and the West Texas Quarter folks to stamp the event. A cutting championship will' be produced at the show with one gp-round only to decide the top four horses. That's 30. Nicklaus,Cobdy Lead in Masters N H sports HONORED—Ernesto Martinez, senior center and linebacker for the San Felipe Mustangs was awarded the rotating plaque presented annually to the Herds' Player of the Year. Martinez received his award at the football banquet held in honor of the team by the San Felipe Mustang Quarterback Club at the Del Rio Civic Center. (News-Herald Photo) By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jack Nicklaus, his sights firmly set on a never-accomplished professional grand slam of golf, shouldered his way into a share of the third-round lead in the Masters Saturday with a four- under-par 68. . The 31-year-old giant of the game had a 54 -hole total of 209, seven under par for the tournament, and was tied with Texas Charles Goody going into the final round of this event that ranks as one of the world's four major championships. Goody, the first-round leader, appeared to be ready to make a rout of it at one point, sweeping out to 10 under par for the tournament and sporting a four-stroke lead. . But just as Nicklaus began to make his move, Goody ran into trouble with bogeys on three of four holes. Coody finished with a creditable 70. Lean Don January, the second-round leader, had a 73 for 211 and was alone at that figure. Bob Murphy, the roly-poly red-head who was tied for second with Coody going into the round, blew to a 76 for 215, well back. Hale Irwin, a 25-year-old former football star at the Univer- sity of Colorado, and 6-foot-3 Tom Weiskopf were tied at 212. Irwin, Nicklaus' playing partner on the beautiful spring day, had a 71 and Weiskopf, who was with Coody, had a 12, Johnny Miller, a 23-year-old tour regular, shot a 68 for 213 and was alone at that figure. Arnold Palmer, a four-time winner of the Masters, defending champion Billy Casper and South African Gary Player all recorded 71s. Player was at 215, one under par, and Palmer and Casper were tied at |16. Coody, a 33-year-old former Air Force officer from Abilene, Tex., was one stroke back of January starting the day, caught him with a birdie on the third hole and went in front when he took a two on the seventh. He birdied the ninth, got another two at the 12th and birdied the par-five 13th, putting him 10 strokes under par for the tournament. j Major League Baseball Brewers Win Mets Sink Reds MILWAUKEE (AP) - Reliever Mel Queen walked Rob- ertoPena with the bases loaded and two out in the eighth Inning Saturday, forcing in the run that gave the Milwaukee Brewers a4-3 victory over the California Angels. California had rallied from behind three times. Mays Amazes ST. LOUIS (AP) - Thirty- nine-year-old Willie Mays hammered his fourth home run in as many games, gunning the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 triumph Saturday and spoiling the St. Louis Cardinals' National League home opener. Baseball Standings Open Fish Contest Is Easter Rare-Bit This year's Easter bunny will bring some lucky fisherman new rods and reels, trolling motors and ice chests all for the mere motion of having the catch weighed at the Lakeside Fina Grocery Store by Easter Sunday night. R.G. Leinweber, sponsor of the 1st annual open tournament said that the "idea behind the whole thing was to recognize fishermen of all ages in two categories — black bass and catfish. The sponsor also added that "there were no rules or registration connected with the awards" and pointed out that any one in the area who weighs in a fish will have it registered toward one of the prizes. The former Kerrville resident is an ardent angler in, Policy on Married Athletes Outlined "There is no Texas Interscholastic League rule that prohibits a married high school boy from" participating in the school's athletic program," commented San Felipe Athletic Director Danny Chavira Saturday evening. The question arose when two outfielders from the Mustangs' 1970 team returned to the squad Friday afternoon and asked to be registered in the school's current baseball program. Johnny Guzman and Joe "Lefty" Garcia, both San Felipe seniors were married early this year and dropped out of athletics'to go to work. Chavira added, "As long as they want to practice and try to regain positions they held last year it is okay with us. Our school board voted to permit married boys to play as far back as 1969." Lupe DeHoyos, former baseball coach for the Del Rio High School, commented during a Del Rio Rams game that "the Del Rio Independent School Board okayed married athletes to play for Wildcat teams this year," Chavira noted. bis own right but "I'm tied down pretty much now with the store and station; sitting put here on Highway 90 West sort of watching the rest of the fishermen go by." In explaining further the idea behind the Easter holiday fishing contest Leinweber said, "It seemed appropriate to hold a two-day Easter fishing tournament since most of the boys and girls of all school ages would be going on an outing, with a lot of them going to Lake Amistad. We nave no entry fee or nothing to buy —just giving away $250 in prizes as our Easter gift to bass and catfish fishermen." The weigh-in site is at the station next to Diablo East entry road on Highway 90 West. : By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League East Division W..L..Pct..G.B. Baltimore 2 0 1.000 Washington 2 1 .667 V? Boston 1 1 .500 1 Cleveland 1 1 .500 1 Detroit 1 1 .500 1 New York 0 2 .000 2 West Division Chicago 3 0 1.000 Kansas City 2 2 .500 I 1 /? Milwaukee 1 1 .500 lV 2 California 1 2 .333 2 Minnesota 1 2 .333 2 Oakland 1 3 .250 2 1 /? Friday's Results Chicago 3, Minnesota 2 Washington5,New York 4, 10 innings Baltimore 6 Detroit 5 Oakland 5, Kansas City 0, 5 1 /? innings, rain Only games scheduled Saturday's Games Detroit (Lolich 1-0) at Bali- more (Palmer 0-0) Boston (Koonce 0-0) at Cleveland (Hargan 0-1) Minnesota (Perry 0-1) at Chicago (John 1-0) California (Wright 0-1) at Milwaukee (Lockwood 0-0) Kansas City (Dal Canton 0-0) at Oakland (Segui 0-0) Sunday's Games Detroit at Baltimore, 2 New York at Washington, 2 Boston at Cleveland Minnesota at Chicago California at Milwaukee Kansas City at Oakland Pittsburgh Chicago Montreal New York St. Louis Philadel. National League East Division W.. L.. Pet.. 3 0 1.000 2/2 .500 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 0 2 .000 G.B. West Division Atlanta San. Fran. Houston San Diego Los Angeles Cincinnati 2 2 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 3 2 .667 .667 ;600 .500 .250 .000 Friday's Results Chicago 6, Houston 0 Pittsburgh 8, Atlanta 2 San Diego 6, Los Angeles 3 Only games scheduled Saturday's Games Cincinnati (Nolan 0-0) at New York (Koosman 0-0) SanFrancisco (Reberger 0-0) at St. Louis (Reuss 0-0) Pittsburgh (Blass 0-0) at Atlanta (Niekro 0-0). N Chicago (Jenkins 1-0) at Houston (Dierker 1-0), N San Diego (Roberts 0-0) at Los Angeles (Osteen 1-0), N Sunday's Games Cincinnati at New York Montreal at Philadelphia San Francisco at St. Louis, 2 Pittsburgh at Atlanta Chicago at Houston San Diego at' Los Angeles NEW YORK (AP) - Donn Clendenon raced home from third base on Johnny Bench's passed ball with the bases loaded and two out In the llth inning Saturday, giving the New York Mets a 3-2 victory over the winless Cincinnati Reds, Pale Hose Fall CHICAGO (AP) - Home runs by Tony Oliva and rookie Paul Powell led the Minnesota Twins to a 5-3 victory Saturday over the previously undefeated Chicago White Sox. Yanks BlankSens WASHINGTON (AP) '- Mel Stottlemyre pitched a three-hitter and the New York Yankees \ backed him up with 11 singles : before Bobby Murcer's run: scoring double in the eighth inning as they defeated Washington 6-0 Saturday for their first victory of the season. 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