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J»-**» JT ^^Mf ,,,, Cowboys, Colts, Chiefs Favored in Playoff Games NEW YORK (AP) -- If everything goes according to form the Dallas Cowboys will be playing the Baltimore Colts for the National Football League title Dec. 29 and the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing the New York Jets for the American Football League crown. Form has a way of flip-flopping in these playoff games and it could very well do a somersault Saturday at Cleveland or Sunday at Baltimore or land. land (10-4) for the Eastern Conference championship Saturday and Minnesota (8-6)" at Baltimore (13-1) Sunday for the Western Conference title. In the AFL it will be Kansas City (12-2) at Oakland (12-2), Sunday in a playoff for the Western Division title and the right to play the Jets in New York the following Sunday. After last week's 11-1 record anjbody with the smarts would The NFL weekend program calls for Dallas (12-2) at Cleve- Oak- call it quits. But here's a whirl at the picking. last NFL Dallas 24, Cleveland 20 (Sat- Superior College Athletes Wear'Mortorelli Imprint' EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was written by John Thompson, sports information director of Wisconsin State University--Superior. Americo (Mertz) Mortorelli, a man of dedication to Athletics and to the young men who participate in them, settled back in his chair on the plane that was bringing his 1968 Yellowjacket football team back from their November 23rd game with the formidable Quantico Marines. The Jackets had played well on that afternoon and as the Marines would say, the SSU gridders had performed above and beyond the call of duty. A narrow 7-3 loss to the strong Leathernecks was a surprise to everyone except Coach Mortor- elli. As he put it. ''We regained our respectability this afternoon." Mortorelli has been directing SSU football for 15 seasons and has been coaching for some 20 years. The record books attest to his prowess as an athlete at Luther L. High School in Ironwood and at Superior State University. And the record books also prove his outstanding ability as a coach. The colorful Superior State mentor developed as a high school athlete in the middle 1930's at Ironwood where he was a high school star on some great Upper Peninsula teams. A a football halfback he earned All-Conference and All - State honors while spearheading his team to three conference titles. Track and basketball also interested him and he added All- U.P. honors in both sports be- Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Thursday's Result Chicago 113, Milwaukee 111 Only game scheduled Today's Games New York at Detroit Chicago vs. Baltimore at Milwaukee Seattle Mtailwaukee San Francisco at Los Angeles Philadelphia at San Diego Only games scheduled Saturday's Games Phoenix at Baltimore Seattle at New York Boston at Chicago Detroit at Atlanta Cincinnati at San Diego Philadelphia at San Francisco Only games scheduled ABA Thursday's Results New Orleans 113, Dallas 108 Denver 116, Kentucky 95 New York 119, Miami 110 Only games scheduled Todaj's Games Minnesota at Houston Only game scheduled Saturday's Games Denver at Los Angeles Houston at Dallas New Orleans at Oakland Kentuckv at Indiana Minnesota at Miami Only games scheduled fore closing out his high school career. Upon graduation, Mortorelli enrolled at SSU, then known as Superior State Teachers College, and began an athletic car- eeer that remains unparalleled in SSU history. He was an All- Conference halfback three years in a row and the Jacket football team with Mortorelli as its leader won 14, lost 8 and tied 6, winning the conference title in 1946. As a sophomore in 1941 he was contacted to play in the National Football League by four of the eight professional teams that made up the pro circuit at that time. He enlisted in the Air Corps instead and put in three and a half years in the European war zone. After returning from military service, he signed a professional contract with the New York Football Giants. Although his football exploits earned him the most acclaim, the versatile Mortorelli won the college heavyweight boxing championship and played on the SSU basketball squad that won conference honors and was ranked seventh in the Midwest In 1950 his old high school signed him as head coach in football and three years later his Ironwood team went undefeated and ranked as the Number One Class B team in Michigan by both the Associated Press and the United Press news services. After a short but highly successful tenure in high school coaching, Mortorelli accepted the challenge at Superior State in 1954 and inherited a team that finished the season t h e previous year with only 17 players The first 10 years of football under the former SSU great produced an overall record of 40-45-7. The 1962 team was outstanding with its 7-:-l- record which ranked it second among state college teams and 22nd in the nation. As the other conference schools began to grow at a rapid rate, it became increasingly difficult to produce t h e big winners but Mortorelli continued to turn out teams that were respected by all opponents, and his boys conrmued to learn the valuable lessons that are learned only through athle- urday)--The Cowboys beat the Browns in September 28-7 when Frank Ryan was pitching for Cleveland and Dan Reeves still was healthy and running for Dallas. When they met last year for the Eastern title in Dallas, the Cowboys really poured it on, 52-14 when Bob Hayes running wild on punt returns. Both teams have explosive attacks but Dallas has the sounder defense, giving up only two touchdowns on the ground all year. If Jethro Pugh is sub par from last Sunday's knee injury in New York, watch the Browns send Leroy Kelly into Dallas' left side. Both were dull last week, the Cowboys in a 28-10 win over New York, the Browns in a 2716 defeat by St. Louis. Baltimore 20, Minnesota 16 (Sunday)--Colts held off the flu-stricken Vikings 21-9 on Nov. 24 after opening up 21-3 halftime lead. The Vikes really took out after Earl Morrall in the second half, intercepting two and forcing a fumble but Baltimore dug in and stopped Bill Brown twice on the one-yard line in a tense goal line stand. Minnesota offense can't compare with Colts, especially in air, where erratic Joe Kapp will oppose Morrall. Baltimore probably will try for the bomb early because injury to Terry Cole and doubtful condition of Jerry Hill hurts their ground game. Return of Dave Osborn in last two games after knee surgery gives Vikings big plus. This can be a real war, perhaps the best game of the season. AFL Kansas City 24, Oakland 21 (Sunday)--The past performance book is confusing. The Chiefs went to the old tight-T and whipped the Raiders 24-10 on Oct. 20 and two weeks later were bombed by Daryle Lamonica 38-21. In a pre-season game Kansas City won 31-21. Hank Strain's club closed strong and Oakland has won last eight. Against common foes in last cwo weeks, Chiefs combed San Diego, 40-3, Raiders squeaked home 34-27. Chiefs clubbed Denver 30-7, Raiders rallied for 3327 edge. Oakland] has better running but Lamo'nica passed them Silly Nov. 3. No love lost on either side in this one. PAGES Ironwood Dally Globe, Friday, Dee. 20, 1968 Bucks Drop Deeper Into Cellar As Bulls Rally for 113-111 Win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago's Clem Haskins came up with a closing seconds rescue act that dropped the expansion Milwaukee Bucks deeper into the National Basketball Association's Eastern Division cellar. by a team this season in the NBA. It was the only game scheduled in the league. Over in the American Basketball Association, Denver rolled past Kentucky 116-95, New York stopped Miami 119-110 and New He traded McGlockhn baskets with Jon before hitting his Football in the last 10 years has not changed his enthusiasm 'or his work. He has continued to develop a legion of brilliant athletes whose names h a v e xen written in the annals of sport. A man of dedication, Mortorelli has accomplished some remarkable achievements and has always labored unceasingly for the overall betterment of the institution which has played such an important part in his life. During his coaching tenure at State, he has produced 72 All-Conference football players, 21 boys have been recognized with Little All-American honors, and 19 State gridders h a v e signed professional football contracts Over 100 boys who played for Mortorelli are now coaching and teaching the youth of today But the real measure of Sir Jack Jarvis Dies NEWMARKET, England ( A P ) , Mer ; AT . ,, -~i:\. " --S'r Jack Jams one of the ! ,; c, _-_°-- r ^ s c ° ntribut ?? n most widely known horse trainers. iied Thursdav, one week ue- fore his 81st birthday. CALL 561-3274 's E Ken Lindquisl, Prop. Silver Si. Hurley. Wis. to Superior State and to the students is not found in the facts and figures of the record books The real record is written in the hearts and minds of hundreds of State men and others with whom he came in contact on the gridiron, on the wrestling mat, in the halls of learning, in business offices, in the church, in homes, or on the street The "Mortorelli Imprint" is not a myth. Scores of former Yellowjacket athletes wear it, to their everlasting credit. It is reflected in their character, their ideals, and in their desire to help others learn the valuable lessons of life. CONCRETE- Ready Mixed Aft State Highway Approved -A-WASHED SAND ·^-GRAVEL *ROAD GRAVEL ·A-MASONRY SAND RUN GRAVEL We Deliver Any Amount IRONWOOD CONCRETE PRODUCTS Fairgrounds Rd., % Mile N. of U. S. 2, Ironwood DiVU 932-4531 5-9 Cager Top College Scorer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS John Rinka of Kenyon, Ohio, College is a little guy--at least by basketball standards--but he hasn't let his 5-foot-9 stature prevent him from being small college basketball's top scorer. Rinka, a junior from Milwaukee, is averaging 36.8 points per game, according to statistics released todav by the National Collegiate Sports Service, to rank well ahead of runnerup Bob Dandridge of Norfolk State, Va., with a 33.8 mark. It's the first time in 10 years that a man under 6 feet is the college division's individual scoring leader. Rinka, who finished sixth last season with a 31.8 average, has drilled in 184 points in his first five games. Jeff Claypool of Grove City was third with 33 3, followed by Ken Hall of Westminister, Utah, 33.2; Herb Hart of Texas Southern, 32.3, and Fred Anderson of Southeast Missouri, 32.0. Mike Davis of Virginia Union, last year's scoring champ at 36.3, is 13th at 28.8. Tom Cirks of Illinois State leads in field goal percentage with 27 of 35 attempts for .771, and Roanoke's Hal Johnston is the top free thrower, hitting all 17 of his attempts. Vernon Walker of North Carolina AIT is No. 1 in rebounds with 24.5 per game, ahead of James Morgan of Maryland State with 21.8. Norfolk State, Va. leads in team offence (108.8 points per game), while Ashland, Ohio, has the best defense (34 3). Olympic Heavyweight To Turn Pro May 1 BALTIMORE (AP) -- Pappy Gault, coach of the U.S. Olympic boxing team, said Thursday night that George Foreman, the Olympic heavyweight champion, would turn professional about May 1. NFL ROOKIE OF YEAR--Earl McCullouch, who has been voted offensive Rookie of the Year in the National Football League, rests his recently repaired foot at the Lions headquarters in Detroit, where he stopped for a pile of Christmas mail. McCullouch was hospitalized for surgery on nerves in the foot. (AP Wirephoto) NFL's Top 2 Rookies Of Year Are Named NEW YORK (AP) -- Earl McCullouch, the Southern California hurdler who passed up the Olympics to play pro football for Detroit, has been voted offensive Rookie of the Year in the National Football League. The speedy 5-foot 11, 172- pound flanker edged Terry Cole, Baltimore running back, in the balloting for the Associated Press of a 48-man panel of sports writers and sportscasters, three from each league city Mel Farr of Detroit was the winner last year. Eight rookies were mentioned in the voting which turned out to be a neck-and-neck race between the Lions' receiver and the Baltimore runner. McCullouch polled 14 votes and Cole drew 11. Tackle Cas Banaszek, drafted by San Francisco in 1967 but inactive all last year because of a chronic ankle problem, received five votes. Dobby Duhon, the New York Giants' fine running back who started out in training camp as a defensive back, nad four votes. So did Charley Sand Detroit's tight end from the University of Minnesota. Jerry Daanen, who wound up the year as St. Louis' regular split end after an injury to Dave Williams, received thr^e votes Don Crockroft. Cleveland's punter and place kicker who forced Lou Groza into retirement, got two votes. Cockroft, who spent 1967 on the reserve squad, scored 100 points with 18 of 24 field goal attempts and 46 extra points. Virgil Carter, the fill- in auar- terback of the Chicago Bears who took over when Jack Concannon and others were injured, pulled one vote. Carter later was injured himself and was unable to finish the season. Four members of the panel did note vote in this category Ther was much speculation about McCullouch's future plans while the Olympic team was being determined However, he decided to play football and reported to the Lions. He was the Lions' first round di aft, a choice they got from Los Angeles as part of the Roger B'-own deal. McCullouch wound up leading the Lions with 40 receptions for 680 yards, an average of 17 0 £ yards a catch. He scored five touchdowns and also ran for 13 yards on three end around plays. Cole, a 6-1, 220-pounder, was primarily a blocking back at Indiana. When Jerry Hill was injured and the Colts needed a runner to pair with Tom Matte, Cole filled the bill. He wound up with 418 yards on · NEW YORK (AP) -- Claude Humphrey, the 6-foot-5, 225- pound defensive end of the Atlanta Falcons, has been voted defensive Rookie of the Year in the National Football League. Humphrey was the No. 1 pick of the Falcons in the 1968 draft and the third man taken of the 462 selected by the 26 pr oclubs. The voting of an Associated Press panel of 48 sports writers and sportscasters, three from each league city, was close between Humphrey and Larry Cole of Dallas. The defensive end took over Willie Townes' job in mid-season and helped the Cowboys win the Capitol Division championship. Although six of the panel members did not participate in this phase of the voting, announced today, the 42 votes cast were divided among six candidates. Humphrey was the winner with 17 and Cole a close second with 14. Jamie Rivers, St. Louis middle linebacker who was injured late in the season, was third with six votes Jim Smith, the Washington defensive back who suffered a broken neck in the last game with Detroit, drew three ballots. Bob Atkins, St. Louis corner back, and Bill Belk, San Francisco defensive end, each received one vote. Only Ron Yary, Southern California tackle and Bob Johnson, Tennessee center, were taken before Humphrey in last year's combined pro draft. The big fellow, who played both end and tackle in college at Tennessee State, lived up to his great promise. He started the year at left end and played there all the way. "He's going to be a great one," said Falcon Coach Norm Van Brocklin, "another Deacon and the Colts, he was Injured in Sunday's final game with the Rams, suffering a broken rib, and will miss this Sunday's playoff game with Minnesota for the Western Conference title. can .Davis Cup ace from Rich mond, Va., added. "I'm afrait if something isn't done soon w will lose all of our recent opei tennis gains and blow the oppor tunity to make tennis a big tinw spectator sport. * * * "Kramer would be the idea commissioner. He knows th game inside out. He is smar and imaginative. He has a long history of dealings not only witl" pros but the amateur associa tions as well. "He is the one man in a posi tion to take over the game anc put it on the right track. Person ally, I think he would welcome the opportunity." Ashe, who will lead the U.S Davis Cup forces against Aus tralia here starting the day aft er Christmas, made his com ments as warring factions drevs the lines for what promises tc be a bitter and perhaps disas trous struggle for power in 1969 * * * Association representatives oi four major tennis powers-- the U.S., Australia, England and France -- meet here Sunday tc discuss the mushrooming problems growing out of the 1968 decision favoring open competition. The talks will deal with the idea of making the Davis Cup an open competition, increasec financial demands and threats of boycotts from pro promoters, and the controversial registered player status. Meanwhile pro promoters already have boycotted the Victoria Open starting in Melbourne Jan. 6 and voiced threats both against Wimbledon and the U.S. Open at Forest Hills. Jones." As it happened, Jones had been Humphrey's idol since his boyhood days. Cole, drafted in the 16th round as No. 428 from Hawaii, figured to spend the season learning the ropes with the Cowboys until Townes' injury moved him into the No. 1 spot at left end. He and Jethro Pugh, playing the left side of that defensive line, proved tough to crack. ^t£iy£$8^£ffiUf£^ i I ime fo say thank you and f -* H B s (£f OMB n · JJr \t WK nnmr 4# !U«rM »/*««iMjJ IAH= w And Haskins' heroics also enabled the Bulls to climb into a fourth-place tie with idle San Francisco in the West. Chicago won 113-111. The loss was the 25th this season against onlv eight victories for the Bucks-the most defeats -"·"V£f £SUU 4.' .LA UJ A l l J, J.LJ ~ JL JL.V O11M A l C W Orleans defeatec Dallas 113-108. Chicago trailed by as many as 16 points in the second quarter before capitalizing on cold Milwaukee shooting to tie it 77-77 late in the third quarter. It was 107-107 with a minute left when Haskins went to work. DeJordy, Hottest Goalie in NHL, Shuts Out Wings 2-0 Suddenly, the hottest goalten- goal in the two games since re- der in the National Hockey 1 turning to the NHL. League is Chicago's Denis De- Jordy, who just five weeks ago shuffled off to the Central League with his 3.70 goals In other NHL action Thursday, Boston rallied for a 6-4 victory over Los Angeles and Philadelphia wiped out a three-goal against average and the boos of , deticit to tie Minnesota 5-5. Black Hawk fans ringing in his ears. DeJordy, recalled this week after Chicago had allowed 27 goals in five games, shut out Detroit 2-0 Thursday night for the Hawks' third straight victory. He has allowed just one Ashe Offers r !· Suggestions ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Arthur Ashe Jr., the center of a brisk dollar war between rival ;ennis promoters, said Thursday jrofessionals and amateur associations should get together immediately and hire Jack Kramer as the czar of the game. "Time is short," the American Davis Cup ace from Richmond, Va., added. "I'm afraid if something isn't done soon we will lose all of our recent open ;ennis gains and blow the oppor- :unity to make tennis a big time spectator sport. * * * "Kramer would be the ideal commissioner. He knows the |ame inside out. He is smart and imaginative. He has a long listory of dealings not only with arcs but the amateur associa- ions as well. "He is the one man in a posi- ion to take over the game and 3Ut it on the right track. Person- illy, I think he would welcome ;he opportunity." Ashe, who will lead the U.S. Davis Cup forces against Aus- xalia here starting the day aft- jr Christmas, made his comments as warring factions drew he lines for what promises to 3e a bitter and perhaps disas- rous struggle for power in 1969. * * * Association representatives of our major tennis powers-- the J.S., Australia, England and ? rance -- meet here Sunday to Iic/Ml4?c* 4* 1i A iviiic'l^»»j\*\witiirf rtt*nl^ . DeJordy, who kicked out 34 shots against New York Wednesday night, stopped 33 more against the Red Wings for his first shutout of the year. He was locked in a scoreless duel with Detroit's Roger Crozier through the first two periods. Then Doug Mohns' slap shot a half minute into the final period bounced off a Red Wing defender and past Crozier. Midway through the period, Bobby Schmautz' fifth goal of the year completed the scoring Bobby Hull, the NHL's leading scorer, went without a goal for the second straight game and was involved in a second period fight with Detroit's Ron Harris. Johnny Bucyk and Ron Murphy scored two goals "apiece for Boston but it was Ed Westfall's tally with less than six minutes remaining that broke a tie and triggered Boston's victory over Los Angeles. The triumph moved Boston within one point of idle Montreal in the NHL's East Division race. Bill White's unassisted goal in the first minute of the final period had tied the game for the Kings before W.ifall out the Bruins on top for keeps. " Philadelphia pulled goalie Bernie Parent and it paid off with Andre Lacroix scoring the tying goal with 33 seconds left to play against Minnesota. Lacroix's goal climaxed a Flyer comeback that wiped out a 4-1 Minnesota lead. Wayne Connelly scored twice for the North Stars. 8 Cage Tilts Set in Area With all area high school teams closing out their pre- holiday basketball schedules tonight, eight games are slated, all but one being conference contests. long jumper with eight seconds to go, then clinched it with the t#o free throws four seconds later. The Bucks' Len Chappel took scoring honors with 33 points, while Haskins and Bob Boozer each had 25 for the Bulls, who moved into a fourth-place tie with San Francisco in the Western Division. Ron Perry did a little haunting in firing New York to its come-from-behind triumph over Miami. Perry, traded by Miami to Nets for Maurice McHartley earlier this week, riddled his old mates with 24 points, including some vital ones as New York wiped out a two-point deficit at the start of the final quarter. McHartley, meanwhile, managed only foiu points for the Floridians. Denver picked up its fourth straight victory with ease, although Kentucky's Louie Dampier canned seven three point shots in scoring 34 points. The Sockets paced by Larry Jones' 22 points, grabbed a 28-14 first quarter lead, boosted it to 61-47 by halftime and coasted the rest of the way. Jimmy Jones scored nine of his 32 points in a final quarter surge that gave New Orleans its victory over Dallas, snapping the Chaparrals four-game winning streak. Ron Boone lea the losers with 28 points. Wakefield plays at Ewen- Trout Creek in the lone non- conference affair. Three contests are set in the Michigan-Wisconsin C e n t e r - ence, highlighted by the clash of the two league leaders, Ironwood and Superior Cathedral, both 5-0, in the Superior Senior High School gym. Bessemer plays at Ashland, and Maple at Hurley in the other t w o loop contests. A single tilt is slated in the Porcupine Mountain C o n - ference, Watersmeet at Ironwood Catholic in the St. Ambrose School gym. Elsewhere, Ontonagon is to invade Dollar Bay in a Copper Country loop match; S o l o n Springs travels to Mellen for an Indianhead league clash; and Lakeland of Minocqua is to be at Phillips in the Lumberjack circuit. Cribbage Don and GG's team took over first place this week in the Ironwood Men's Social Cribbage League' by crushing Norrie ASC, 23-17, for a one-game" lead in the standings over the runners- up, VFW and Rigoni's. In other action, Khoury's Inn dumped Blue Goose Tavern, 2416; VFW whipped Stan's Bar, 22-18; Midway Bar edged American Legion, 21-19; Rigoni's Inn and Aurora AC played to a 2020 tie, as did Petrusha's Bar and the Knights of Columbus. High honors for the week were won by Jerry Nicholas and Rudy Ruppe of Khoury's Inn with a 1205 score. The league will take a two- week holiday and resume action on Jan. 6 with the following schedule: Khoury's at Legion, Aurora at Blue Goose, Stan's at Rigoni's, Petrusha's at VFW, Don- and GG's at KG, and Norrie at Midway. Standings: W L Pts. Don GG'S .... 45 35 8,973 V.F.W 44 36 9,194 Rigoni's 44 36 9,134 tforrie 43 37 9,041 Stan's 40 40 9,013 Khoury's 40 40 9,010 Midway 39 41 8,997 Petrusha's 38 42 9,135 Aurora 38 42 9,047 5 of C's 38 42 8,951 Blue Goose 38 42 8,824 Legion 33 47 8,785 Use Daily Gflobe Want-Ads Get the Besi "Alias" STUDDED or REG. *BATTERIIS We Do- Snow Plowing WALT'S STANDARD Walter L. Maki. 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