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Saturday, September 2, 1967
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mpimmmmmmmmmmim , Huskers | fFxperimenfj By Associated l*re»s Nebraska’s C o r n h u s* kers under went some position shifting Friday, mostly experimental, as coach Bob Devaney sought to improve performance of his offensive football platoon. At least three players who had been under a scholastic cloud cleared up deficiencies and joined the squad to bring the player number to 79. Keith Hayward, sophomore from Bay City. Mich., one of those clearing eligibility, was shifted from his listed offensive guard post to middle linebacker. Devaney said Hayward had been an outstanding player in high school and his speed could be used on defense. Others joining the squad after eligibility clearnace were .Joe Buda of Omaha and Rex Lowe of Milwaukee, both sophomores. This left Frank .Avolio of Aliqtiippa, I’a., a defensive left end, as the only player awaiting eligibility clearance and Devaney said he hoped Avolio could Join the squad by the first of the week. Involved in experimental shifts were Bill Hornbacher of Rogers City, Mich., moved from middle guard to offensive right guard, and Pat Lahey of South Bend, Ind., shifted from defensive tackle to offensive right tackle. Lahey alternated with Ed Hansen at the No. 2 tackle post while Hornbacher was alternating with Tom Lin.stroth of Minneapolis. Center .loe Armstrong of Beatrice did some alternating at right tackle with Rob Taucher of Cleveland, Ohio. Devaney said his review of movies of Thursday’s scrimmage confirmed that the defense was ahead of the offense but said “we are certainly not throwing up our hands and are certain the of- will come along.” Sciturdoy, Sêpttmber 2, 1967 The fitartilii Star IS BOSTON BLASTS WHITE SOX — INTERIOR LINE SOLID — Southeast Shows Speedier Backfield By RICK AKIN Prep Sports Writer Tracing the past six seasons. Southeast football coach Bill Stephenson has felt hemmed in. He feels differently this year. “Speed has always been our problem at Southeast,” he said. “It’s been tough trying to coach ‘Inside’ football all the time. Rut this year we have a little more speed than we’ve had In the past.” Thus, the Knights could be more exciting and flexible with swifties Bruce Monson and Bob Morton, up from the reserves, at the halfbacks and strong-blocking fullback Lee Grotelueschen. Track sprinter Steve Neukirk, an end at Pius last year, will also see halfback duty. There is a stickler in the backfield, however, and that's quarterback where the Knights will be inexperienced. Tim Willits, who missed much of season with a knee injury, has the starting a.ssignment pegged right now. but Steve Hall is being watched closely. To go along with new feature of speed, Stephenson has a solid section from tackle to tackle. “We are a little bigger in the line this year, too,” Bill said. “.Vnd we haven’t got any fat kids on this team.” . . . The most dependable place is guard where starters Dick Beard, Joe Martin and Letterman John Becker return. The starting offensive tackles will be Roger Nelson, who started last year, and Phil Tegeler. who was with the re.sefves. Letterman Gary Keele is listed at tackle this season but may play center. Jeff Elliott holds that position now “The ends we’re not sure about.” Stephenson said. Right now returning starter Tom Flack will be on one side, reserve Tom .McDown on the other. “We have the best receivers we've ever had." Bill said. “They can really catch the ball.” On defense Flack will move to linebacker and Rod Yokel will take his end position. Bill Putnam, the largest Knight at 220 pounds, will sub in at middle guard and Dearell Niemeyer will come in to play linebacker. Bill rates his defense as “pretty good.” i Overall, the Knights are senior laden with only three I juniors written onto the pre-season roster. Southeast last year was 4-4-1. “We’re a lot farther along than I thought we would be.” Stephenson said. “I’m anticipating a good season.” I Roster Harrelson's Four RBI Drop Chicago Back TWINS EDGE TIGERS, 5-4 By .\ssocialed Press The Boston Red .Sox maintained their one-half game lead over Minnesota in the tight .American I.eague pen- •M. In the .National League, the leading .St Uniis Card s blanked Hou.ston, 5-0 as I.ou Brock homered and scoreil nant race Friday night by twice. Woodv Frvman struck walloping the (’hicago White .Sox IIKJ while the Twins knocked off third-place Detroit .5-4 The results also dropped out 15 and fired a three-hitter in leading Pittsburgh to a 3-U victory over Philadelphia. A1 Ferrara’s fifth-inning homer broke a tie and car- Boston while the White Sox fell Vt games from the top position. Ken Harrelson. signed last week after being released bv ' the nigntcap 3-U on Don Fard- wells’ tive-hit. ll-.strikcout effort. Sports Menu .Saturdav STAFF PHOTO SOUTHEAST HALFBACK Bruce Monson. the Tigars two games behind ried Los Angelen to a 6-4 victory over Atlanta. The Chicago Cubs and New York .Mets split a doubleheader, the Cubs winning the opener 8-2 behind Ffreimnn .Icpkms 17th Kansas City, was the Boston i triumph and the Mets taking star. He drove in tour runs with a homer, triple and double as the lied Sox broke out of a week-long batting slump. Jose Santiago was the winning pitcher while Gary Peters. Chicago's ace southpaw. took the loss. The Twins’ path to victory was made easier by four Detroit errors, two by third I baseman Eddie Mathews. Í both in the opening inning when Minnesota scored twice. ! The Tw ins picked up t w o I more tallies in the third when I Willie Horton and Jim ITice I errored. In other .VL games. Curt Blefary’s run-scoring single In the ninth inning gave Ralti- more a 2-1 victory over Kansas City and Mike Hogan’s first major league home riin- 'a two-oiit shot in the 12th In- I ning—enabled the New York I Yankees to beat Washington. H(IR.SF K.^CING ColumhiK, 5 p.m.: m»%TINO International Guthoard Champinni.hipK, Capitol Beach, 11 a.m.. 2 p.m BOVVI.INd Prnfe.Hsional Howler. Association Tour, Omaha a Rose fiowl. .^CTt) R^CT.N'O NehraaKa State Fair .Sprint Cara, 2 p.m Sunday RO\TIX(i Intel national Outboard Championvhipa. ( apttol Rea<h. 1 p.m. BOUI INC, - Prolessional Bowiera A.a- aoitaiion Tour. Omaha a Rose Howl .4CTtj IIM F.s Nehraaka State Fair ■Sprint Cara, 2 pm. .5!onday IIGRSK K I.SG—Coliimbua. 2 pm. Mitchell. 2 p.m. RG^TING Interrfational Outboard t haminonshipa. Capitol Beach, 10 a.m. BtMVLINT. Proteaalonal Bowiera Aa- aociatlon Tour. Omaha a Rose Bowi. ,\lTO R.ACING—Nebraska St..W Fair Sprint Cara. 2 p.m. In late games. San Francisco and Cincinnati were scoreless after 16 innings and California led Cleveland 2-1 in the fifth. Northeast Gym Coach V/ants Year's Leave Northeast gymnastics coach Tom Kidd has requested the IJncoln Board of Education to grant him a one-year’s leave of ab.sence to continue his Ph n studies at the University of Oregon. The action will probably come before the board at its .Sept 12 meeting. “We’re anticipating that it will be granted.“ Dr. Carroll Sawin, director of personnel, said. “We’re right now looking f o r a replacement.” Kidd will also work with the Oregon gymnastics team and physical education department during the next school year Omaha Tech Cage Coach Mosser Resigns Omaha .4’' — .Neal ,\losse»*, controversial Omaha Tech High basketball coach, has resigned his position. .Mosser said Friday he resigned he had applied for the job at the now Omaha Burke High and had been rejected. DON'T SELL 'EM SHORT- Mizzou Coach Thinking Big By l!.\L BROW.N | spoke and Roger Wehrli the (First Of .V Series) 'defensive halfback. Columbia, Mo. — The Big “We also have good guards Eight has three new coaches and we have an experienced for the coming football sea- quarterback ( Gary Com- son with Vince Gibson at brinki,’’ he added. “We have Kansas State. Pepper a punter (sophomore Steve Rodgers at Kansas and Kenemore. who averaged 48.8 Chuck Fairbanks at Okla- as a freshman i. who has never punted for the varsity Hul'many .f the K lourin« ¡j;«' ‘»ink is pretty Big Eight Skywriters left here Pus lit. Wt. Yr. E Dtiug Manton6-2 165 12 F, Alan Vusiin .........6-5180 11 E Tom Flack x . 5-1117012 K Rod Yokel ............ 6-3 200 12 KTom Mit'own .............. 6-3 180 12 TBud Ols.son X ........... 510 180 12 T- ■ John Salestrom 6 3 190 12 T Gary Kcele * ............ . 6-0190 12 1 T Bill Putman6 1 220 12 I T- -Roger Nelson x ........6-1 190 12 T Phil Tegoicr ....... 6-221012 G—Tim Hedberg ..... 6-0 170 12 G Joe .Martin x ............ 6-0190 12 G Ditk Beard x ......... 6-0 190 12 G John Becker x 5-11180 12 C Tim Stew ardi 5-11 16(1 12 C-Tom Green 5-8 160 12 B Lee Grotelueschen x 6-0180 12 B Larry Feerhusen 5-11 165 12 B -Tim Willits 5-10la.5 12 B Bob Morton .5-11 160 12 B Trey Fink 3-8 150 12 ! B Bruce Monson x ___ 6 4 180 12 1 B—Steve Seukirk 6-4 185 12 B .Steve Hall .......... 5-!1 170 12 B Stuai 1 Sims X 6-1 180 12 H .Norm Hill 3-10165 12 B IX-arell Nieme.ver 6-0 160 11 B -Gary Bumgarner 5-10165 11 ! i Randy Hoy X L-ettermcn Schedule 5-9 155 12 ! September; 9- North Platte; 13 Sportscaster Zenner Dies From News Wires The death of Bob Zenner, the delightful voice of “He never complained. He never gave up. He had trc- mcndous courage and dedica- ' and flashing smile had charmed Midwest sports fans for 15 years, was mourned Friday by governors, athletic would acquire the same atti- directors, coaches and many tude — and I really mean director-football coach Bob Devaney. “I wish our football team 150 last year.” Devine observed. we look on paper. ■ ue- Getting aro ind to the league C\"a"tcr’s version of u’le bV7t a.sserted. “Our coaches enthusiastic / ! L i ; in ifhr t i c 0 ii t h i c . . , in drag racing — the Inter- appraisal c. the Tiger team, national Pleasure Boat Cham Devine recal :d past years. “I suppusj you fellows get tired of us t...»ing you every year how greatly balanced the league i.*:,” he said, “but I think it really is this year. “1 think there’s something about the league that’s more exciting this year. I know' I’m excited about it and I think the team that finishes last will have a lot to say about who finishes first.” (.Next: Iowa State) after the first stop on their 1967 journey thinking there were four new coaches, with Missouri leader Dan Devine displaying a strange—-for him —outlook on the coming season. A normally cautious and pessimistic Devine virtually oozed w ith optimism as he discussed his 10th addition of .Mi.s- souri footballers. “f feel that we’re better than we look on paper.” Devine are not team short. I i‘Dnk we’re a good tootball t e a m and I think we will y ay well this year. We’re i ...nitely taking the positive aryrcach.” Recalling t*-^' a number of people are pi ’: g the Tigers for a fourth c.‘ 'ith-plaee finish in the le'^ ’.e, Devine asserted. “The ih best team 111 this leagae Is going to be a good tea I and if we’re fifth best. t:. 3 -s going to be a tough leag- e. “But try t) VzW the alumni that,” he quiypca. To illustrate his optimistic approach to the coming season, which 1' .: claims is not a new a p p r vO a c h, Devine pointed to leL halfback Greg Cook, who ’ 'as No. 1 at his position until cidelined by an emergency appendectomy Thursday a:iJ who has had trouble with a neck injury. “In the i-'ce of Cook’s Injury, we’re leaking on the bright side,” evine began. “We took care of two problems with just one guy. “We could have lost two guys, one with an appendectomy and another with a neck injui-y.” Cook is' expected back within three to four weeks. Backing up his optimistic approach, Devine told the writers, “We have a good offensive line, an excellent linebacker and one excellent defensive halfback.” The offensive line Is anchored by veteran tackle Mike Wempe and Russ Washington, the 6-6, 277-pounder who has moved over from defense. Turning to problem areas, Devine cited the defensive backfield. “where we have three new men,” and offensive backfield, “where we think we’re adequate, but we don’t have a Gregory or a Harris,” referring to Nebraska’s Ben Gregory and Colorado’s Bill Harris. “I think Crogory is the best back in Arr_:lcan if he plays the way he did against us Northeast: 23—Haiitingit t2 p.m.»: 29—at F'remont. »»(tuber: ♦> at Bellevue: 13 - Laneoln Hi:;h; F.ast; 23 Pius X. Novreniber: 3- at Grand island. other sports figures. Zenner, .‘16, died about 4 a.m. Friday in Lincoln General Hospital after a valliant three-year battle against in- eurabie leukemia, cancer of the blood. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. Memorials should be sent to the Bob Zenner Memorial Fund, in care of the University of Nebraska Foundation. that. If they had an attitude like Bob did. they would be very tough to beat on the football field.” Added Nebraska basketball coach ,Ioe Cipriano. a close personal friend of Zenner’s: “He was such a great little guv, with a real big personality.” Nebraska Gov. Norbert T. Tiemann. an ex-semi-professional baseball player, called his death a “great loss to the sporting world and the com- io station KLIN in Lincoln, [rector Gomer Jones said Zen- came to Nebraska in 1959 ; ner was a “sincere friend of coaches, athletes, and publicists. He was a real fine per- and superb sportscast- radio He alter seven years at radio station KW w L in Waterloo, Iowa, where he covered the University of Iowa athletic teams on the air. His peppery personality and exciting voice were well- known throughout the mid­ west as the “golden tones” of the Nebraska football, basketball and track squads. son er.” Zenner, a handome man with rn impish grin, flashing brown eyes and a crew-cut, was one of the Midwest’s leading sportscasters. Four consecutive times (1961-64) le was selected bv BOB ZENNER munity.” Since .April, 1961. Zenner was sports director for KOLN- KGIN television in Lincoln and Grand Island, and for A native of Sioux Falls, ' Sportswriters Association as S.I)., Zenner was stricken Ihe Nebraska sportscaster of with leukemia in 1964 and was : Ihe year. He was the only not expected to live beyond a member of his profession to year. i accomplish this feat. But the combative 5-foot-3- Bob Russell, chairman of inch, 140-pounder refused to, the .Nebraska Shrine Bowl. run scared. He continued his sportscasting up to the end. Tributes poured in from all over the sports world. Oklahoma University athleitc di­ announced that his organization has donated $10.000 to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s hospitals in memory of Zenner, Nation’s Best Speedboaters Race At Capitol Beach By JOHN HINES Star Sports Writer Lincoln boating fans will have a splendid opportunity to see the cream of the crop I Note — Hcri' aru Ktoupinfis lor lOO-mlle marathon Monday; 1st group, up to 40, t0-,)0, 2nd group. HO-70. 70-80. 80-90, 90 100. 3rd group, unlimitc'd I, II. 111. 4th group, unlimiterl IV. V, VI. Sayers Produces Chicago Victory Chicago — Gale Sayers rattled off two early touchdowns including a 72-yard romp on the first ))lay of the second quarter Friday night to fire the Chicago Bears to a 42-14 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals St. I.OUÌS 0 7 0 7—11 Chicago 7 28 0 7-42 Chi—Saver.s 6 run (Duncan kick» Chi—Saver.s 72 run (Duncan kick) Chi—Rake.straw 1.5 run (Duncan kick» ('hi—Piccolo 38 from Rakc-straw (Duncan kick) Chi—Rake.straw 4 run (Duncan kicl ) •Stl^ Roland 4 Irom Hart (Rakken kick) Chi R. .lone.s 43 from Rukich (Duncan kick) StLr Randle 29 pass from Hart (Bakken kick) Attendance 41.073. Statistics First Dovvii.s Rushing yaidage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Cards Bears IB (it 20 a 148 12-39-3 6-38,5 0 2til 211 144 8 - 20-1 5-40.6 1 90 King's Falls, 4-3 Great Bend, Kan.—King’s of Lincoln w'as defeated by Wichita Booster, 4-3, Friday night in the first round of the Senior John Douglas is the | Men’s Regional Softball Tour- llnebacker of whom Devine. nanient. pionships — when some drivers from across the tion churn through Capitol! Beach Lake Labor Day weekend. j At 8:30 a.m. today, straightaway records will be attempted in 13 different classes, with Sunday competition over a mile oval course and a 100-miIe marathon Monday. Pleasure boat racing started about 1927. This is the 10th a n n u a 1 national amateur cliampionships and the first for Lincoln, with previous national titles in lakes near Denison, Texas; Nashville, Term., Dallas, Texas, and Portsmouth and Akron, Ohio. In general, the boats here this weekend run from 13-14 feet long, 400-1.500 pounds and are mostly fiberglass. Most of the current world record-holders will be racing here, with 100-miles-an-hour on the straight course a possibility. A lot of top drivers are missing because of local Labor Day races in their area. Meet director Bob Bardsley of Lincoln, who will also be racing, claims, “I don’t see why they can’t break every record in the book if the w'cather is right.” SCHEDULE Saturday 8:30-11:00 — Mile .straightaway speed trials, all classe.s, retard altcmpt.s. 2 p.m.—Elimination heats, all classe.s. Sunday 1 p.m. Closed Course champion.ship rates, all 3 p.m.—Awards presentation. I Monday I 10 a.m. — 100-mlle marathon rate. I four gioups, 25 laps over 4-mile course. Records straightaway l> to 40 tubit-inth engine class, linnted engine, di.splatement type hull — 13.011 m.p.h., .fim Stally. Denison. Texas, set at Madill. Oklahoma. June 18. 1967, 40-.Í0 tubif inches, limited engine, displacement type hull. — 52.102, Fllli.s Year- na- i "‘^0 Maryville, Tenn.. set at Knoxville, Tennessee, .May 31, 1964. 50-60 cubic inches. limit(*d ejigine. displacement ty|H> hull. — 53..571, Hoppie Goltrev, Knoxville. Tenn.. set at Knox\ die, Dec. 4, 1%6. 60-70 cubic inches, limited engine, displacement type hull, — . h > 1()2. Fred Vaught, Garland. Texas, set at Corpu.s Christi, Texas. Feb. Ih, 1961, 70-80 cubic inches, limited engine, displacement tv|H’ hull 60.0, F>l Combs, Forest I’ark, (,a., set at Knowille, Tenn., Dec. 4. 1966. 80-90 cubic inches, limited engine, displacement tyi>e hull 72.0, .Man Stinson, Atlanta, (la-. set at Portsmouth, Ohio, July 29, !!>()7. 90-100 cubic inches, limited engine, displacement type hull — 63.380. Bill Anderson. Cullman. .Ala., set at Knoxville, Tenn., May 28, 1967. Unlimited 1, displacement I v | h ' hull, single engine 73.770. .Vnderson, set at Knoxville, Tenn. .May 28, 1967, Unlimited II, disiilacemeni tyi>e hull, twin engines — 77.2.53, Dick Clark, Portsmouth, Ohio, set at Portsmouth, July 2.9, 1967. Unlimited IV, step or tunnel tyt>e hull, single engine — 81.0G!. Ed Spri'rman, Woodbury, N.J., set at Knoxville, Tenn., April 18. 1864. Unlimited IV, step or tunnel type hull, twin engines — 93.2.18, Jan .Schoonover, Lima. Ohio, set at Knoxville, Tenn., May 28. 1967. Unlimited V. displacement tyiie hull, three or more engines — new class. Unlimited VI, step nr tunnel hull, three or more engines — 80.3.57, Kennv Kitson, Bridgeton. Mo., set at Portsmouth, Ohio. July 29. 1967. Closed Cnursr (Ovall Records I’p to 40 cubic inches 38.743. Barbara Pefeis. Irving, Texas, set at San ■Angelo, Texa.s, Sept. 26, !965. 10-30 cubic inches 45 135. Bill Treano;. .Nashville. Tenn., set at Knoxville, Tenn., May 27. 1Ü67. .50-60 cubic inches — 46.997, Waymon Tainpicn, Fort Worth. Texa.s, set at Cleburne, Texa.s. July 10, 1966. 60-70 cubic inches 46.138. Randy Knodel, McQuecncy, Texas, set at Portsmouth. Ohio, Sept. 6, 1961. 70-80 cubic inches — 47.619. 1-ester Putman, Dallas, Texas, set at Madill, Oklahoma. June 19. 1966. 80-30 cubic inches — 49.6!K>, Jack Eslinger, Knoxville. Tenn., set at Knox- vi'le. .May 29, 1963. 90 100 ruble inches Roger Bul’ard, Bclprc. Ohio, .set at Knoxville, Tenn., May 27. 1%7. Unlimited 1 — .53.671, Johnnie .Sanders, Irving, T \as, set at San .Ange o, Texas, Sept. 26. 1965. (Jnlimitgd 11 - 55.4.53, .lack White, C'cvciand, Tenn., set at Knoxville. Tenn., May 28. 19€ü. I Unlimited III 31.606, John Sullivan, Corpus Christi. Texas, set at Corpus Chr.sti, April 19, 1964. Lnlimitcd IV — 58.670. Sanders, set .31 Madill. Oklahoma, June 18, 1!»67. Unlimited V — new class. Unlimited VI — new class. ENTRANCE TO PITS TO DOWNTOWN LINCOLN-* 1967 SITE ,. . Pleasure Boat Championships.

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