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Page 8 Garden City Telegram Friday, December 2,1977 Omen: Signs Say Bears Beware Bowling Results By The Associated Press If you really believe in omens, then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' string of futility will end Sunday, compliments of the Chicago Bears. The Bucs have played 25 games since entering the National Football League ... and they have lost all 25. That conjures up memories of the Chicago (now St. Louis) Cardinals of the early 1940s. The Cards own, sort of, the NFL's losing-streak record, 29 games starting midway in the 1941 season and ending early in the 1945 campaign with a 167 victory over — you guessed it — the Bears. Grapplers Travel to St. Francis The Garden City High School varsity wrestling squad this weekend will participate in one of the most prestigious mat tournaments 1 in Kansas — the St. Francis Invitational. The Buffaloes, under the direction of coach Tom Ostrander, opened their season Tuesday night with a double dual meet victory in Colby. GCHS pinned Wheatland, 57-3, and Colby, 57-5. Teams from western and central Kansas and eastern Colorado will compete at St. Francis. "It's one of the better, if not the best tournament around," Oslrander said before the season began. "We'll have to get aggressive right off the bat to do well there." The Buffalo junior varsity, which defeated Colby in its only match Tuesday, will compete in a novice meet in Scott City Saturday. Both the St. Francis and novice meets are slated to kick off at 9:30 a.m. Lettermen To Sponsor Drive The "sort of" is stuck in there because the Cards weren't strictly the Cards during 1944. That season, because of the wartime crunch, the Chicago and Pittsburgh teams played under a merged franchise. So, for purists, the Bucs already own the single-team losing streak, having passed the 19-game mark of the early 1960s Oakland Raiders. They have the "chance" to surpass every mark by finishing this season the way they finished the last one — winless — and starting the 1978 season the same way. Or the Bears could roll into Florida's west coast and help end another run of helplessness. In Sunday's other NFL games, it will be San Francisco at Minnesota, Oakland at Los Angeles, Denver at Buffalo, Cincinnati at Kansas City, Detroit at Green Bay, Cleveland at San Diego and the New York Jets at New Orleans. Monday night's game is Baltimore at Miami. The Bears aren't thinking Houston, Seattle at Pitts- about helping Tampa Bay. burgh, Philadelphia at They are more concerned with Dallas, New England at helping themselves gain a Atlanta, St. Louis at the New playoff berth and helping York Giants, Washington at Walter Payton shatter O.J. Simpson's "other" rushing record. Chicago is one game behind -first-place Minnesota in the : National Football Conference's Central Division with three games to play. And Payton, who broke Simpson's 273-yard single-game record two weeks ago with a 275-yard effort, is 94 yards ahead of the 2,003-yard pace O.J. set in 1973. But Payton will have to close with a rush the way O.J. did, with a couple of 200-plus- yard games. Oakland still has hopes of overtaking Denver — the Broncos have a one-game lead over the Raiders — in the American Football Conference West, while the Rams are more concerned with clinching the NFC West title. Los Angeles is two games ahead of Atlanta; and a victory, coupled with a New England triumph over the Falcons, would wrap up the title for the Rams. The Steelers need a victory to remain at least one game ahead of the mob (Cleveland, Cincinnati and Houston) in the AFC Central. Similarly, Dallas can take another step toward clinching the crown in the NFC East, which it leads by two games. Cotionwood VFW del. Joaagan Drilling, 3-1, 27972684; Ankrom Motors def. Tinker Shop, 4-0, 2786-2889; Smith Sand def. Schiffelbein Tile, 3-1,2939-2773; Gibsons No. 1 def. Becker Bro's., 3-1,2828-2567. HMO Game Ind. Women — Esther Scully, Smith Sand, 200. Ht-3» Serin Ind. Women - Esther Scully, Smith Sand, 529. , Team HMO Game - VFW and Smith '•Sand, both 1009. Team HMO Series — VFW, 2797. Meadowlark Ron Wol/ Leveling def. Farmland, 3-1, 2879-2738; Ellis Ditching def. GNB Construction, 3-1, 3035-2779; Coyotes Sports Center def. Machine Supply, 4-0, 2858-2740; Simpson Bros. def. Carpet Gallery, 3-1,2789-2755. HMO Game Ind. Women — Nancy Derryberry, Machine Supply, 203. HI-30 Series Ind. Women — Nancy Derryberry, Machine Supply, 510. Team HMO Game — Ellis Ditching, 1044. Team HI-30 Series - Ellis Ditching, 3035. Hummingbird League M&M's def. Cowpokes, 4-0, Mixed Nuts def. Westside Trailer Park, 3-1, Gutter Dusters def. S.W. Vinyl Top Center, 3-1, Tom's Flyers def. Woodles Goodies, 3-1. HMO Game Ind. Women — Joy Howe, Mixed Nuts, 204. Men — Jerry Weilert, Gutter Dusters, 219. Hi-30 Series Ind. Women — Joy Howe, Mixed Nuts, 532. Men - Gary Cheatham, Mixed Nuts, 588. Team HMO Game — Mixed Nuts, 876. Team Hi-30 Series - Mixed Nuts, 2502. Team HMO Game—Western Lumber, Powderpuff League Brookover Feed Yard def. G.C. Co-op, 4-0,2635-2360; Western Lumber def. G.C. Farm Equip., 4-0, 2523-2393; Kustom Krafts del Delta Supply, 3-1, 2425-2309; Schreibers Motors def. Golden Plains Credit, 3-1,2472-2388. HMO Game Ind. Women — Rebecca Perez, Brookover Feed Yards, and Mary Bridges, Kustom Krafts, both 167. Hi-30 Series Ind. Women — Sharon Schiffelbein, Golden Plains Credit. 436. Toy Garden City High School athletic lettermen will conduct their annual toy drive Dec. 17. Persons wishing to donate dolls, games, puzzles and other toys may leave them at the high school gymnasium or call 275-4828 to arrange to have a letterman pick them up. Lettermen will collect the toys, repair them, and later distribute them to needy children in Garden City. The drive will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. If persons wish to donate toys before that date, they may call athletic director Wayne Stagaard at 276-3055. Rec Basketball . In Garden City Recreation Commission men's six feet and under basketball Thursday night, Squire Men's Wear whipped Ray's Trucking, 6936, Steak Pit trimmed Garst & Thomas, 38-30, and Golden Plains defeated Holcomb Hustlers, 62-52. Colby Whips Busters COLBY — Colby Community College roared to a 14- point halftime lead here Thursday night, then coasted past Garden City Community College, 75-63. The loss dropped coach Dave Lindsey's Broncbusters to 3-6. They host Cloud County at 7:30 tonight in the GCCC gymnasium. Garden City hosts Lamar, Colo., and Hutchinson next week. Ignoring subfreezlng temperature and snow, Cleveland State University soccer players John Tyma (far left) Soccer in the Snow and James Paynter (center) maneuver the ball past Jeff Cacclatore of Southern Illinois. SIU defeated Cleveland State, 3-2, In the NCAA quarterfinal match, a game that went Into sudden death. (AP Photo). • A Gridiron Killer with a Soul AP Sports Analysis By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Walter Payton has no desire to race frantically through airports, trenchcoat flying \ sounding more like a Rhodes under one arm. He doesn't i Scholar than a guy who makes a living shedding National Football League tacklers on Sunday afternoons. "The only thing that counts is the score want to model pantyhose or hawk shaving lather. "I don't shave yet," the stubby, 205-pound ball- carrying thunderbolt of the Chicago Bears snaps laconically. More than anything else, Payton — nicknamed "Sweetness" because that's the way he talks and thinks and not the way he plays the game — has no burning urge to destroy the legend of O.J. Simpson. The very thought offends him. "How can people in their right minds say I will make football forget O.J. Simpson?" he said during a break in practice for Sunday's game against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I could gain 5,000 yards and not tarnish the record of on the board — that and getting into the Super Bowl. "Let me tell you. If we make (he Super Bowl, we will win it." It's a slim prospect. The Bears trail the Minnesota Vikings by one game in the Central Division of the National Football Conference with only three games remaining. fensive line. When the rugged 23-year-old darted and squirmer^ for 275 yards against the Vikings last month, breaking Simpson's NFL single-game mark by two yards, he spurned photographs unless his offensive line was arrayed behind him. The low slung (5-foot-lO'/z) College Results By The Associated Press EAST Army 91, Lehigh 62 Holy Cross 93, Dartmouth 79 Maryland 89, Penn St 80 Temple 92, W Chester 79 SOUTH Glenville St 79, W Virginia St 76 Howard 70, George Mason 62 Lincoln 79, Md. E Shore 74 Memphis St 97, S Mississippi 83 W Carolina 61, Carson-Newman 59 W Virginia St 79, Glenville 76 MIDWEST (his man. He is a great, sweet - Cincinnati 58, N Caro A&T guy. He has made con- 57 tributions to the game over '• Dayton 90, Biscayne 59 his ' " ' ' and above his ball-carrying that will be remembered after most of us have gone." The sensitive, soft-speaking running back from little Jackson State in Mississippi is a man being measured these days with a yardstick when he Milwaukee 66 yearns to be judged by a com- SOUTHWEST puter. Houston 88, Auburn 87 "The yards I make are in- SW Oklahoma St 71, consequential," he insists, Texas St 61 Detroit 76, Toledo 64 Illinois 82, Southern Cal 59 Indiana SI 84, St. Louis 68 Iowa 91, Mankato St 70 Ohio U 79, Cleveland St 66 W Michigan 68, N Iowa 60 Wisconsin 72, Wis- W If the Bears overtake the powerhouse disdains corn- Vikings, Payton may be the pa risons. Critics say he is not one to do it. as f as t as Q.J., not as quick as Already he has rushed for 1,- xerry Metcalf, not as big as 541 yards, more ground chuck Foreman, not as recovered this season by the S0 urceful as the great Jim entire New York Giants Brown. His strength, they say, running backs, and is bearing lies in his raw, brute strength, down on Simpson's all-time record of 2,003 yards set with Buffalo in 1973. He needs to average nearly 155 yards in the final three games to shatter it. But don't bring up the subject with Walter. "I don't want to hear about it," he says testily. "I don't deceive myself by getting puffed up over such records. If my game were tennis, golf or some other individual competition, maybe I could get satisfaction out of what I am doing statistically. "But football is a team game. No one is better aware than I am that it takes a lot of guys besides myself to put these numbers on the board." Payton's selfless philosophy is reflected in his deeds. Last year, after being named NFC Player of the Year, he presented engraved watches to six members of the of- Pasadena, Jones to Battle in Bowl Pasadena City College will oppose the Jones County Junior College Bobcats from Ellisville, Miss., in the 23rd renewal of the Junior Rose Bowl Game, Dec. 10, in Pasadena. Both Pasadena and Jones completed the season with 10-1 records and ranked one-two in the final community college national rankings. Pasadena defeated Tyler, Tex., 28-26, in the 1951 Junior Rose Bowl and lost to Henderson, Tex., 40-13, in the 1966 contest. Jones dropped a 22-13 decision to Compton in the 1955 contest. Al LuginbilTs Lancers earned the bid the hard way, coming from a 21-10 deficit in the Potato Bowl last Saturday night to down College of Sequoias, 24-21. ( I Luginbill is in his first year as head man after assisting for eight years. The three-man selection committee considered Pasadena, Saddleback, 10-1, (conquerors of Glendale, 44-22, in the Mission Bowl), Golden West, 9-2, which eliminated Fullerton with a 10-7 win in the Avocado Bowl, and California small school champion Taft. Pasadena captured the tough Metropolitan Conference by beating such outstanding teams as Bakersfield, El Camino and Long Beach. The only Lancer setback was a 24-10 defeat at the hands of L. A. Valley. Quarterback Sheldon Paris is the architect of an offense that ranked second in California with 432.5 yards per game. Paris completed 153 passes in 252 attempts for 19 touchdowns and 1,939 yards. Top receivers are Phil Pickard, Danny Pittman and Adonis Jones. Running back James DeCuir averaged 102.9 yards per game and scored 12 times for the Lancers. Courtney Robinson led the conference in kickoff returns running back 10 for 253 yards. The Lancer defense is headed by tackle Jim Wilks, a 6-5, 230-pounder, who transferred from the University of California, and defensive back Mike Dennis, 5-11, 185, who Luginbill claims is a definite PAC-8 prospect. Kicker Mike Lansford hit 34 of 35 extra points and 11 of 16 field goals and booted a trio of three-pointers in the Potato Bowl. \ Cotton Bowl May Lose Luster By The Associated Press That classic Cotton Bowl match-up between top-rated Texas and No. 5 Notre Dame isn't home free yet. The University of Miami Hurricanes have a chance to rub some of the glitter off the Cotton Bowl's attractive pairing Saturday night when they entertain the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. "You never really know what to expect from an underdog, especially in the last game of the season, because they can gamble with defenses and formations," said Notre Dame football coach, Dan Devine. "It's really important to prepare for all possibilities." Those who thought the regular season ended last weekend are in for a bit of a surprise. Of the five games on Saturday's schedule — there's even a game on Dec. 11 when Grambling meets Temple at Tokyo, Japan — four involve members of The Associated Press Top Twenty. Besides Notre Dame-Miami, No. 16 San Diego State visits San Jose State; Bluebonnet Bowl-bound Texas A&M, tied for 17th, entertains Houston, and No. 19 Florida State, a Tangerine Bowl team, is at Florida. The other game is Arizona at Hawaii. Notre Dame, which hopes to beat Texas and hop over several other teams to the national championship, will lose that dream, of course, should Miami spring an upset. And that has Devine concerned. "We're going to a subtropical climate from a very frigid one," he pointed out. "I'm sure it's a cliche, but it still holds true that the underdog has everything to gain and nothing to lose and that puts the burden on the favorite." Besides the five major games, Saturday's schedule also includes the NCAA Division III championship game at Phenix City, Ala., between Wabash and Widener; the Division II semifinals between Lehigh and UC-Davis at Davis, Calif., and North Dakota State vs. Jacksonville State at Anniston, Ala.; the NAIA Division I semifinals between Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Abilene Christian at Abilene, Tex., and Kearney, Neb., State vs. Southwestern Oklahoma at Weathersford, Okla., and the NAIA Division II title game between Westminster, Pa., and California Lutheran at Thousand Oaks, Calif. In addition,' Winston-Salem State and South Carolina State meet in the'Gold Bowl at Richmond, Va. ', 887. _ . Team HI-30 Series — Brookover Feed Yard., 2635. Athletic Bell Creek split Blrkle Bid., 2-2, 28592822; Berry Tractor def. Oswalt's, 3-1, 2995-2803: Farm Bureau def. Deines Aero Spray, 3-1, 2837-2662; Northern Natl. def. Casco, 4-0, 2973-2548; Ellis Ditching def. Keller Leopold, 4-0, 2894- Z7II; Spor's Skelly def. G.P.W., 4-0,30422910; Elliott Printers def. A*A Body Shop, 4-0, 3034-2728; Dreiling Music def. Industrial Bearing, 3-1,2985-2795. HMO Game Ind. Men — Charley Dunlap, Spor's, 232. HI-30 Series Ind. Men - Charley Dunlap, Spor's, 619. Team HI-10 Game - Dreiling Music, 1102. Team HI-30 Serle»—Spor's, 3042. Grandmas 3 Swingers def. O'Mas, 3-1,1408-1388; 3 Gram's def. Me Ma's, 3-1, 1482-1357; Bouncers split Cream Puffs, 2-2, 15031488; Hopefuls split Alibis, 2-2,1460-1440; 3 Sweeties, 3-1,1390. Hl-lfl Game Ind. Women — Leota Roster, Cream Puffs, 183. HI-30 Series Ind. Women — Leota Koster, Cream Puffs, 458. Team HI-10 Game—Hopefuls, 535. Team HI-30 Series — Bouncers, 1503. Coffee Gutter Dusters def. Highpockets, 4-0, 2331-2182; Yankee Doodlers def. Alley Angels, 3-1, 2252-2251; Dreiling Music def. Pretenders, 3-1, 2326-2111; Rolling Stones def. Wildcats, 3-1, 2095-2030; Lucky 4, 4-0, 2328; Loose .Ends def. Pamplin & Sons, 4-0, 2184-2003; Ingalls Aerial Spray del. Pin Ups, 3-1,2288-2260; Four Pin Busters def. Go Getters, 4-0, 2312-2095. Hi-10 Game Ind. Women — Betty Nalley, Ingalls Aerial Spray, 205. HMO Series Ind. Women — Hazel Petersen, Gutter Dusters, 520. Team HI-10 Game — Ingalls Aerial Spray, 848. Team Hi-30 Series — Gutter Dusters, 2331. "Who can say?" Payton said in that soft, almost inaudible voice. "There are runners for eras. Maybe this is my era. Next year maybe it will be someone else's." Paylon reported to practice with large transistor radio under one arm. "I like music," he said. "All kinds of music — classical as well as rock and soul. Different music for different occasions. My favorite is Al Jarreau's 'Look to the Rainbow' — soft, it fits all moods." A football paradox: A gridiron killer with a soul. Lasorda Rehired With Pay Hike LOS ANGELES (AP) —Tommy Lasorda answered the publicity phone at Dodger Stadium himself and said, "Come to the session, it's important." The importance, to no one's surprise, was that Thomas Charles Lasorda, age 50 and successor to a club legend, had been rehired as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers at a big increase in salary. There also was an annoucement that the Dodgers might make a couple of major trades at the baseball meetings in Honoulu next week. Lasorda, who complimented his players with pats on the head or back, and bestowed hugs, was named 1977 National League Manager of the Year after the Dodgers won the NL West and beat Philadelphia for the pennant in the playoffs before losing to the New York Yankees in the World Series. "The Dodgers rewarded me with a very, very good raise," Lasorda said Thursday. "I'm appreciative of the confidence they've had in me." Lasorda received a one-year contract, as did Walter Alston for each of the 24 years he managed the club before stepping down after the 1976 season. Details weren't revealed, but Lasorda will receive about $75,000 after getting 550,000 in his first season. General Manager Al Campanis said the Dodgers contemplated some trades. He was not specific, but said there were two "whoppers" in the works, one with an American League team and another .with a National League team. Campanis said he could not yet mention names. Sports in Brief SKIING SANSICARIO, Italy — Perrine Pelen came from behind with a strong second heat to capture the giant slalom race in the Women's World Series,. edging teammate Fabienne Serrat. The French teenager was clocked in one minute, 17.28 seconds over the icy i;i50-me- ter course in her second heat, jumping from third place after the first heat in 1:20.85 to victory with her total of 2:38.13 BOXING MADRID, Spain — The World Boxing Council gave heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali permission to fight Leon Spinks but said it would strip him of his title if he doesn't agree by Jan. 5 to fight No. 1 contender Ken Norton. SWIMMING VERONA, Italy — Mike Bruner took three events and American swimmers won six By The Associated Press out of seven events in the City of Verona meet. Bruner won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:02.64, the 400- meter freestyle in 4:00.01 and the 200-meter freestyle in 1:53.47. Other winners included Bruce Furness in the 100- meter freestyle and the 200- meter medley and Bobo Tiernell in the 100-meter backstroke. GOLF LARGO, Fla. — Jerry Pate and Hollis Stacy, the current U.S. Women's Open champ, combined for a 61 that staked them to a six-shot lead in the first round of the $200,000 Mixed Team Golf Championship. BASEBALL NEW YORK — Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox, who led designated hitters in four categories, was named recipient of the "Outstanding Designated Hitter Award" by the American League. Lindsey to Conduct 'Y' Cage Clinic The Garden City Family YMCA will sponsor a youth basketball clinic at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Garden City Community College gymnasium. New GCCC head coach Dave Dave Lindsey Lindsey and his staff and players will conduct the clinic, which is open to boys and girls in third through sixth grades. Youth need not register for the clinic, and there is no fee. Lindsey, whose Bronc- busters stood 3-5 prior to Thursday's game at Colby, previously coached at Salina Central High School where he compiled a 97-52 record. He is assisted by Forbes Lapp and Lester Roberts, both formerly involved in athletics in New York City. The clinic will include demonstrations and instruction on team and individual skills. The YMCA is offering a youth basketball league,* also. Fees are $5 for regular 'Y' members, 115.45 for nonmembers. Registrations are being accepted at the 'Y', Play starts Jan. 13. For more information, contact program director Terry Thonuuon at 275-0107.