The Morning Herald from Uniontown, Pennsylvania on January 20, 1977 · Page 20
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The Morning Herald from Uniontown, Pennsylvania · Page 20

Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 20, 1977
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THE HDRNINO HERALD THE EVENING STANDARD LINIO.VrOWN, I'A., THURSDAY, JANUAItV ail. 1975-1'ACH 21 Doesn't Like New Image Tony Dorsett Receives Maxwell Club Award MAXWELL AND BERT BELL AW A K US - Pill's Tony Dorset!, left, and Oakland Raiders' Ken Slqfalur touch their awards during Maxwell Memorial Font ball Club luncheon yesterday at Philadelphia. Dorset! h the First League Play Begins April 7 Baseball Alignments Are TV frigid .January weather has sporLs fans in such a grip, baseball is probably the last thing they ttquU think about. But as a reminder the WPtAL scholastic season will gel started in less than three months, believe il or noL. The WtlAL has released il sectional alignments for 1D77 with the nollflcalinn lhal Irnpiip play begins un April 7. Sinec mast schools like to piny a non-league gnmoor two before sceLiunul play begins, some teams wiJ try ad rp on the field for a game before the cud of March. The April 7 slart of ihe WPIAL races is earlier than usual. But there's a reson tor it. For the fli-st lime there will be a PlAA slale championship baseball game which diclales that sectional play end earlier than usual so d istrict eliminations can get started Crosby Pro - PEBBLE DEACH, Calir. !AP;i Arnold Palmer is excited Jack Nicklaus is determined. And Johnny Miller Is just a little uncertain. Palmer will have Gerald Ford, Jn Ills first day as an ex-Preside nt of the United Slates, as his amateur partner in the $30njwu Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Tournament thai gets under way Thursday on three courses on the Monterey Peninsula President Ford will attend the inauguration uf Jimmy Carter and miss the first round but will compete with an 13 handicap for at least the next two Banks Elected To NEW YOHK iAP - The Baseball Wj-iIits Association of America volcd Emit? Banks into the Hall of Fame Wednesday and the longtime Chicago Cub slower repaid the compliment with the humility and humor that have always marked his career. "Thij is the greatest jijo-ment a! my life," said Banks, the only candidate to receive the 75 per cent vote from the writers necessary tor induction into (he Cooperstown shrine. Ranks had 321 votes on the M3 liallots submitted by 10-year members of the Baseball Writers Association, easily passing the 2SS required for election. Eddie Mathews, annthcr slugging thf iclder who finished his career with 812 home runs, the same total as Hanks, finished second with 233 voles, -IB short of election. The late Oil Hodges finished third with 224 followed by Enos Slaughter with 222 and Duke Snider with 212. All of them were contemporaries of Banki, who sirred leading toward the slate championship encounler. There have heen some changes in !he baseball sections A year ao Uniontown and Laurel Highlands played In Section 16. This year il will be Seetinn 13. a lO-leam cir-cuil Along with the Raiders and Muslangs the other schools in Section n will bu Geib-el. Frnzicr. Conncllsviirc. Belle Vernon . rownsvll I e. Won esse n, Ringgold and Cliarleroi Olh?r district sehonis will be playing in Section 12. In that circuit will be Fair-ohance-Creorges, German. Albert Gallatin. Carmichaela. Mupletown. Jefferson Mnrgan, Wayneshurg. California. Beth-Center. Kerilworth. Snidhmoreland will he in Section 10 again ahaig with holdovers ML Pleasant. Greensburg. Greens burg Catholic. Hempfield.- days. 'Tm excited about it,' the 47-year-old Palmer said of Ihe prospect. "I think it's a greaL Uiing he's doing for golf. I'm looking forward to it." Nicklaus, one day short of his 37th hirlhdoy, as usual begins his season wiLh his sights set rock-sleady on the game's Big Four championships. " don't consider any season a really good one if I don't win one of the Big Four." Nicklaus said. . "I didn't win last year, so, from that respect, it wasn't a great year. In many respects, for If years wilh the Cuhs, first at shortstop and then at first base. He came to Chicnffo in IDliS, a frightened, slim iiificldcr not at all sure he had (he ability to play in the major leagues. "I always Tell my siie was against me," said Banks. "1 wasn't very big or strong. " But three years earlier he had been selected lo play wilh the Jackie Robinson All Stars on a winter barnstorming tour and Hohinson assured him ERNIE BANKS Pill player tn get the Maxwell Trophy- in the club's -"lb-year history. Stabler joins George Blancta honored in Itlfil, as the only Rairiers to have been selected for the Bert Bell Award. (AT1 WirnphotnJ JeanneUe, La t rube and Norwin along with newenmers Penn-Traffard and Yuugh. Here are the teams in the WPIAL sections: Section L. - Bethel Park, Cannn - McMillan. Carlynton. Ketone Oaks, Ml. Lebanojj. Peleri? Twp.. South Hills Catholir. Suulh Park. Upper SI. Clair, Sectinn 2 Aliqujppa. Am-bridgo. Chrliers Valley. Hopewell. Moon. Montour. Sto Rok. West Allegheny. Section 3 A vet la, Rnrgettstown. Charliers-lloudtun Fnrt Cherry, fm-mocLilole Concept) nn. M c G u f f e y , Trinity. Washington. section 4 - Blackhawk. Reaver, Beaver Falls, Butler. Ellwood City. New Caslle, Riverside. 8 Huron.. Section Ei Center, Freedom. Midland. Monaca, New Brighlon. Qnigley. Am Starts Today however, it was a oori year. "Winning one oi the majors would make this a better year." He won. two American titles lasL season, took a fifth Australian Open, led in money-winnings and stroke average and was named Plover of the Year. Miller is a little concerned The young man who has made a habit uf blitzing the Arizona tournaments, look only $580 nut of twu events in that stale earlier this month and never really got in contention. He withdrew from the final ruund ol the Tucson Open lust week. that he had the ability to make it lo lhe majors. ' And yuu know what." said Banks. "My firsl game- in Ihe majors in beautiful Wriyley Field was against the Hrooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Hohinson came up tn me at the batting cage and said. 'See. I ioIdyonyoH'dmakcil.' Isn't that amazing?" It was encouragement like that from players and family that molded Banks' outlook on life." like lo do everything in my life with n smile nn my face and a good thought in my heart." ho said. So evcrytime he mentions Wrigley Field, ho uses the adjective "bnautiful." And every time he mentions lhe fans there he calls it ln family atmosphere," Fur Uanks, Chicagn i heaven and Wriglcy Field is home. "There's nolhlng in lhe world IjJic bejjjr- In beautiful Wrigley Field with a hot dog. silling in the bleachers, taking off yinjr shirt and enjoying the gome," he said. Hanks became the Cuhs' ambassador of happiness. RocJiesler. South Side Beaver. Western Reaver. Section 6 - Laurel. Mars. Mohawk. Neshantiock. Shenango, Kfippery Rook. Union. Wilmington. Sficllon 7 Burroll; Deer Lakes. Highlands, Kiski, Plum. Riverview. St. Joseph. Springdale. Valley. Section S Fox Chapel, Hamptnn, Northgate, North Afloghejiv. North Cnffjoic, North Hills, Richland. Shfller. Section n Apollo Hidge. Dayton, Kldcrton, Ford City. KIlLmnhig. !.eechbro;. Sfun-Twpk. Worthinglon Section 10 - Grtielisburg Calholic. Greensburg. Heiu-field. Jeannelte. Latrobe. Ml. Pleasant. Nnrwin. Penn-Tratforfi . Soulhm ore land. Yuugh. Section 11 ChurchW, Kasi Allcghenv. Franklin, Gateway. Penn Hills. St. Ansel m, Swissvale. Turtle Creek, Wifkinshurg. complaining of a cold, and didn't check inLo Lhe Crosby until Wednesday. " Mostly it'."; my putting," said Miller, the current British Oprn title-hnlder "If I'm nut putting well, il goes right through iie res! ol my game. A lot will depend on Lhe kind of start T get. the kind of firsL round I can shout." Under (he unique lorma l tor this old event, the- Ifift pros play one round each over thrcu courses, each day in the company of an am litem partner. Two sets of scores are kfpt the pro's individual score and a team score based Hall Traditionally, he would come nut on 'he field for batting practice and grceL fans and writers with a'standard line. "What a beautiful day for a ball game," he would say. The ciouiis could hang low over Wrigley Field buL fur Banks, it was' always "n beautiful day." Banks admiLted that the Cubs' steady diet or day baseball affected his outlook on the game, "Nty father was a laborer and he'd leave for work when it was dark .and come home when i( was dark," said Banks "1 reinemhnr saying to myself that some day I'd like a job where I could work days." His wish came true in Wrigley Field, the only mnjiir league call part with no lights and a schedule of day games. "The whole theory of my life i sunshine," said Banks, as frigid New Yorkers shivered through nnolhnr day of rceiutl cold temperatures. "And today, the sun is" PHILADELPHIA (API -Tony TJorselt iloesn'L like tho image of being money hungry thai his agent has created for him. Dorsctl. Ihe All-America running back for ihe nation.?! oharnpion PiLtaburgli Panthers, referred lo the telegrams sent In all National Football League owners offering them a chnnec, tn hid for Dorsetl's service. "It seemed like I was being used lo attach the NFL, " Llor-selt said Wednesday at a news eunference before receiving the Maxwell Club Award as the outstanding college fool ball player nf 197G. Oakland Haiders' quarterback Ken Stabler was honored as the pro of the year. Dursetl is represented 111 contract negotiations with Ihe NFL by Mike Trope, a Los Angeles bused player agent. "1 didn l agree with Mike on the public Kidding," Dorsett said. "Wo had a long conversation IhaL From now on my business will be low key, hush, hush. It will nut become a public issue. I don't like being a guinea pig.'" Dorsett admits lhat he trl Trope go ahead with the telegrams, "f knew what ws go-ing lo happen. I wasn't surprised. But 1 let it o because it had been all prepared. But it's not me. don't have that Told SeclJon 12 - Albert Gullatin, Bcnlworth. Beth-Center. Calirornia, Car-rnichacls. Fnlrchance-Georgcs. German. Jefferson-M organ. Map I c t o w n , Wnyneshurg. Section li Belle Vernon. Brownsville. CharJeroi , Connellsville, Fra?ier. Geibcl. laurel Highlands. Monessen. Ringgold. Uniontown. Section H Baldwin. Brentwuod Clalrton. Eliza be tli - Fur ward. McKcesport. St liliznbeth. Snir!ff Allegheny. Thomas .lef-lersnn. Sectiuii lEi Boyle. Central Catholic. Dmiuesne. General Hrarfdock. St. Thomas. Sfeei Valley. WusL Mifflin North. West Mifflin South Section lfi Avonworth, Canevin. Cornell. Hifitop Ca thnlic. Lawrcnceviile Catholic, fjuaker Valley. St. Mary, South Kuyetle. Sautfisiu'e Caihofic. on tire better hall of each two-man team. The latter ineludes the amateur's handicap. At lhe end of $4 hoies lic field is cut to the low 60 individual prns and the Inw SI teams Since President Ford wi1 be unable to play in the first round, Palmer's score will count as the team sore. Some ulher major entries include defending diamnon lien Crenshavr. PGA champ Dave Stockton. Mastery king nay Floyd and U.S. Open dump Jerry Pate, who won this year's" first event at Phoenix. Others include Hubert Green, Hale Irwin, Tom Watson , Austral ian David Llrahaiij, Tom Weiskonf, Dave Hill. Portions of the final twn rounds Saturday and Sunday will be televised nationally by ARC-TV. HuLson Assist Total Closing In On J00 The Midwestern Stale University Indians carried a lf K record and a four-game winning streak at last glance with Tnmmy HuLsun playing a key role in the Texas school's success. The 5-10 yuard is scoring at a .? clip im pninls but is way out in frnnt wilh U2 assists lo his credit The sophnmore Trom L'nhwftOHrt High Sehijiil cnnlinue.s to shine as an excellent floor lender. POSTPONED In deference to continued pnor weather conditions and Hie mid Alherl flallalin postponed ila rescheduled WPIAL Section H-AA basketball game with California lnsl nij;hi and arrangements will he made lo play il at a later mutual dale. type or image." Trope took the step beenuse Mm stains if (lie NFL draft If uncertain. The courts have ruled Ihe draft illegal, College football players in reality now urc free agents. Buf NFL commissioner Pete Roielle has dire-clod teams not lo hid for players. He told them no such contracts would be reeugnizod. "Who am J to say whether Ihe draft is right?" Dorset! asked in response Co a nues-tion on his upiniun ul the system. '1 haven't been involved In the draft, but if you want my personal viewpoint, 1 think it's iair." Dorsett said. Dorsett said he could see (he ftnancffll fidvanlagc lo him of a free agent bidding war among cluhs. Gets Berl Stabler Honored PHILADELPHIA lAFi -ll's been 10 days since Oakland smashed Minnesota in the Super Bowl, and Haiders' quarterback Ken Stabler still isn't sure he can adequately describe his feeling abnut becoming Fio. 1 in the National Football League. Stabler enme to town Wednesday lu pick up the Maxwell Award as the r,jl-standing pro football player nf the year. Pitt's All -American running back. Tony Dorselt. was given rhe Maxwell hardware as the lap college football player of l!i7(i. "I still can't describe my feelings." ?aJd Stabler, ivhn threw nne touchdown pass and directed lhe Oakland oflense in the 32-14 triumph. 'T guess you "might say Ihnt when you: gel as close to il as we did and don't do it year after year nflcryear. it's like a piano ofi youv hack." .Stabler slicked his chin whiskers and said thoughtfully. "I knnw it feels a hell nf a lot different Ihm after leose seasons in which we got knocked nut. Whining fills up that empty feeling. You don't have lu go (hraufih anolieruff season with the thought lhat again ynu didn't gel. Ihi- job done." Stabler said he liked f he-Super riowl format and hnpud lliere was little truth lo some reports the NFL is cun-siderlng n best of lEu ee series for the title. "T wouldn't care for that.'" Stabler said. "I like lhe idea ol pulling all the marbfes in one ring and getting one shot at knocking them out "U they flu gn to a three game series I would hope it and thy playoffs would he within the 20 game concept six exhibit ions. H regular season games hecause the senson is too long now. lwffiiL& RED HEAD f 1 Shirts m. phice tmn. ft p- 'janTSS si2.95-si4.95 ?m u.n :mw SALE PRICE J. M'4M 4 Liu n SALE VVoofrucfL SALE $ HUNTING COATS & JACKETS AED& BLACK PLAID BLAZE ORANGE BROKEN SUES & $32.95 "But others could be cheated that way," said Dorsett, who finished his Pill earner as college football's all-lime career rusher. If the top players get all the money there won't be evwugll It'll lo pay olhcrs. " Money is not thai impor-lanl," Dorsell insisted. 'Yuu have lo be happy. Vou play beller when you're happy. Of course I want to make money. Rut I've Jived without il all my life. R's important, bul nnl the most important thing." Dorsett. the most highly publicised back since O.J. Simpson came out of Southern Ctiliruruia, doesn't believe he'll be o marked man in hjs rookie pro year. "I'll have to prove myself Bell Award It's guud to get away from football for awhile, It gives the players a chance lo heal up The more you play the more players are going io gel hurl." Sports Schedules High Scliu.l CIRL5 BASKETBALL Tonight Section 1 Beile Vernon al Monessen Kiuggoid at Charlernl Section 5 Southmoreland at Yooeli Section II Wnyneshurg a I South Park McGuffey al Chnrtters-Uoustnn South Fayette at Avella Rurgeltslcjwn at Fort Cherry SeeliDB 13 California at Beth-Center Albeit Gallatin at Frailer Benlwnrfh at Wnshingtcn Section Hi Maplctown nl German Jefferson at Beihul Carmichaels at West rrrcene WRFSTLINU Friday Laurel Highlaihls al Bdle Vernon Albert Gallatin at German Washington al Wavnesburg SWIMMING To night Scrlion A Waynesbnrg al Laurel Highlands Cnunollsvflre at Trinity Clairlon at Rrlle Vernon Brentwood al Charleroi Easl Allegheny at Ml. Pleasant BOYS BASKETBALL Tnnisht Seelinn IS West Greene al Jefferson -Morgan fc. X LOE 48-50-52 & 39.95 IN THE HEART OF DOMKTDVH LDWKMU5E WjtHY HO before I can become a rnurlwi man," Dorsett Said. "Pro football x j Jbl more sophisticated than college fuothall. Dorset! said he's nnl concerned abOul ihe nail until lite NFL comes up with a drafl system is legal. "" can wait, It's been a dream ol mine since 1 was f kid to play in Ihe NFL. That's my first priority. I'll play for peanuts hoi n re going to Cauadn (Canadian football)." Dorsett said Dorsett expects to wind, up with Seattle, wliieh would have to toss with Buffalo for the first pick in the drafl, Bu! suppose Buffalo wins the loss? "Buffalo has an O.J .Simpson." said Dorsett. "They don't need nnntlier one.'1 Slahler also commented on the player drafl. which has been ruled illegal in lhe courts. "I can't gripe about Ihe draft." Stabler noted. Friday Section t Hcllr Vernon at Monessen Charleroi at Elizabeth-Forward Section 6 Suulhmoielnnd at Lurrl Highland?; Yough al Connellsville Section 14 California at Mun Valley Calholic Alherl Gallalin at ilelh-Ccntcr Bentwnrth at Fra?ier Wnhiuglun al Faircliauee -Georges St'etion ID German al JeffL-rson-Morgan Carmichaels al MapleF'wn Sumui'-svl League Berlin at Turkcvfoot Non-League Wayncshurg at Geibcl College BASKETBALL To nig hi California (it York Fridny Piiyclte Campus al Iieavcr Campus Mt. Vernon al I.aRochc Piit Johnstown at Medailie lakeland al Beaver Cnuntv (V t'heynev nl Gannon WRESTUXG Fridny BltKunshiirg at Indiana FABULOUS BARGAINS! WOOL SHIRTS And SHIRT JACKETS REGULAR PRICE $19.95 to $22.95 CORDUROY JEANS By Leo & Wranglai BROWN & NAVY REG. S12.95 $9.95 UNIOHTOWH WHtRE PRICES HI KIGM "SHCPPIHG CEJITEf1" E1EHTS MANY OTHtflS ALl ' mIiiiiiwmiTi

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