Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on June 17, 1974 · Page 7
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 7

Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, June 17, 1974
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SPORTS JWUL Oui! Blind Man Beats Athletics, 5-3 By Dennis O'Grady (Sports Editor) First Class Kuemper High School, its basketball program and the community of Carroll lost a first-class man, coach and teacher Saturday when Vern Henkenius announced that he would be going to Dallas Center Community school in August to become high school principal, a school located 20 miles west of Des Moines. In his six years at Kuemper, Henkenius won 94 games and lost 37 with two state tournament appearances, 1969 and 1971. as an adult teaching and coaching at Kuemper these past nine years." "The decision to move was a very difficult one," Henkenius says. "I wish to thank the members of the press and radio, in particular Denny O'Grady and Neil Trobak for the many fine things they did for me and the young people of the community." Highlights Henkenius cited the two trips to the state tournament as being the highlights of his career. "We finished second in the state in 1969 and in 1971 we upset three rated teams to reach Des Moines." Varsity Record A rundown of Henkenius' team record-wise show 20-5 in 1969 12-6 in 1970; 15-9 in 1971; By The Associated Press It took a blind man to get Bill North and Reggie Jackson together again. It was a meeting Oakland's feuding sluggers could have done without. Bill Sudakis happens to be legally blind, with 20-400 vision in both eyes. But the bespectacled infielder is the New York Yankees' hottest hitter at the moment. He hit a pinch-double to right-center field in the seventh inning to drive North and Jackson together—and drive in the tying run. Then, in the ninth, he shoved home an insurance run with a sacrifice fly to seal the Yanks' 5-3 victory Sunday. In other American League games, Chicago belted Baltimore 9-1, Detroit edged Kansas City 3-2 in 11 innings, Boston overhauled California 7-4, Milwaukee downed Texas 4-3 and, in a doubleheader, Minnesota blanked Cleveland 3-0 before the Indians rebounded to win the nightcap 3-1. Times Herald, Carroll, la. -j Monday,June 17,1974 / North, Oakland's starting center fielder, and Jackson, who started in right field, collided attempting to catch Su- dakis' soft seventh-inning liner. Both players lay motionless for several minutes. North was knocked unconscious and had to leave the game. "I understand they've been trying to keep those two guys apart," Sudakis cracked, referring to their recent clubhouse fistfight, reportedly precipitated by Jackson's chewing out of North for not hustling. "I respect them," Sudakis added. "They may not be the best of friends but, on the field, they're teammates. They're professionals. I don't think they've let that bother them." White Sox 9, Orioles 1 Tony Muser is Sunday's Child for the White Sox, playing mostly when superstar Dick Allen takes a day off. Against Baltimore, Muser paced Chicago's 13-hit attack with two singles, a double and a homer, drove in three runs and scored three more. Tigers 3, Royals 2 After Detroit's Aurelio Rodriguez clubbed a three-run homer with two-out in the ninth inning Saturday for an 11-9 Tigers' victory, he came back Sunday to wreck the Royals more havoc, singling home the winning run with two out in the llth inning. Red Sox 7, Angels 4 Boston's (Jarlton Fisk cracked a double in the ninth inning to cap a Red Sox comeback. They went into the inning trailing 4-1. Brewers 4, Rangers 3 Charlie Moore's tie-breaking single in the seventh inning and Don Money's run-scoring double in the eighth led Milwaukee past Texas. Twins 3-1, Indians 0-3 Ray Corbin and three Minnesota relievers limited Cleve- land to six hits in the Twins' first-game triumph. Fritz Peterson pitched a seven-hitter and John Lowenstein drove in two runs with singles to lead Cleveland to a twinbill split. Clay Carroll has finished a lot more games than he's started, but he may get a chance to close the gap. "I have to give a lot of consideration to starting him," Cincinnati Manager Sparky Anderson said Sunday after Carroll got a last-minute starting call when Roger Nelson developed shoulder problems while warming up. Carroll teamed with Pedro Borbon to pitch the Reds to a seven-hit 5-0 triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies. Elsewhere in the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers thumped Tom Seaver and the New York Mets 7-1, the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Atlanta Braves 6-3, the Pittsburgh Pirates vacated the East Division cellar by edging the San Francisco Giants 4-3, the Montreal Expos outslugged the San Diego Padres 9-8 and the Chicago Cubs nipped the Houston Astros 2-1 in 10 innings. Carroll, 4-1, set a National League record of 37 saves in 1972 and was making only his 23rd start in 551 major league appearances. He pitched eight innings of six-hit ball before giving way to Borbon. "I had to take myself out after the eighth," Carroll said. "I guess I used some muscles I haven't used in a longtime. I knew I had to pace myself. I don't care when I pitch. I think I bear down harder as a reliever, but I just want to work. I'm a sourpuss when I'm not pitching." Dodgers 7, Mets 1 Andy Messersmith pitched a five-hitter and Jimmy Wynn triggered a five-run uprising with a seventh-inning triple, sending Seaver to his sixth loss in nine decisions. Cardinals 6, Braves 3 Ted Sizemore drilled a tie- breaking single in the seventh inning and St. Louis added three decisive runs in the ninth on a bases-loaded walk to Ted Simmons and Joe Torre's two-run single. Darrell Evans had tied it for the Braves in the sixth on a solo homer off winner Lynn McGlothen. Pirates 4, Giants 3 Jim Rqoker survived a three-run first inning and went on to pitch a five-hitter, lifting the Pirates out of the East Division cellar for the first time since April 25. They are one game ahead of the Mets and seven behind the Phillies. Expos 9, Padres 8 Willie Davis homered with one out in the ninth to tie the score and Ken Singleton walked and scored on Ron Fairly's double. HOW THE TIME FUES —Staff Photo I Vern Henkenius His team this past year went' 18-4 and just missed a trip to Des Moines as Harlan won at the buzzer in a first round substate game. "There were many reasons for my leaving," said Henkenius Saturday morning. "But primarily, it was a matter of professional advancement and secondly for the concern of my family." "I received my degree in administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha last summer and I decided I would like to give it a try." Letter In Henkenius' letter to this writer, he said, "My wife, Kathie and two sons, Michael and Patrick, ages 4' 2 and three weeks respectively, will be moving to Dallas Center within the next six weeks." The letter goes on, "I have greatly enjoyed my many years in the Carroll area, both as a young person growing up and advancing through the parochial schools of St. John's at Arcadia and Kuemper and 13-8 in 1972; 16-5 in 1973 and 18-4 in 1974. Tourney Record His clubs were 15-6 in tournament competition with three district titles and two substate crowns. State Ranking Vern's clubs also were rated among the best most of his years at Kuemper. Four of the years his teams were ranked in the top 20 Associated Press polls at the end of the season and the 1969 club was ranked 10th. His 1969 team was ranked first in Southwest Iowa by the Omaha World Herald and his 1973 and 1974 clubs finished second to Harlan. Top Players Four of his players made the All-Southwest Iowa team. They were Mike Kelly in 1969; Gary Schenkelberg in 1970; Greg Johnson in 1973 and Craig Dentlinger in 1974. Two of the players — Kelly and Dentlinger were all-staters by the Iowa Daily Press Association. Next Year Now the search for a new coach begins and with the great basketball tradition that Henkenius built, I'm sure Kuemper can come up with an outstanding coach. The new head boss won't be coming to a graveyard either as Mike Gute, Tom Nurse and Jeff Hamers will be back along with a pair of good juniors — Rick Friedman and Bob Kelly who showed potential last winter on the sophomore team. Thanks So thanks, Hank, for a job well-done and good luck as principal at Dallas Center High School. Dream Comes True for Irwin in U. S. Open MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the new Open golf champion of the United States: Hale Irwin. "Hale who?" "I am not a birdie machine like Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf," said the clerkish- looking, 29-year-old from Joplin, Mo., after scoring one of the biggest surprises in the 83-year history of America's premier golf championship Sunday. "I like courses where pars and birdies don't come easy. I just plug along and wait for others to make mistakes. I have something the others don't have and I hope to capitalize on it." "That was a big tournament—winning it does a lot for my ego. But I'm not going to change. There will be a reckoning, a re-evaluation. Now that I've won one, I want to do something bigger. Like two major championships. "Nicklaus has won 14. That's not a bad goal, is it?" Patience and a low key defensive attitude enabled Irwin to survive while the greatest champions of the game struggled vainly and even collapsed in a four-day wrangle with a 6,961-yard monster called Winged Foot. Irwin's final round 73 for a 72-hole total of 287, seven over par, was two strokes better than a second longshot, Forrest "Fuzzy" Fezler, who fired 70 for 289, with Bert Yancey and Lou Graham, following with 290. What happened to Arnold Plamer, Jack Nicklaus. Gary Player and other titans of the game? Palmer, 44, starting the final round three shots off the lead, had seven bogeys •• and a single birdie for a 76. He finished at 292, tied with Jim Colbert and the 54-hole leader, young Tom Watson, who blew to a 79. The reigning Masters cham- pion. Player, who led after 18 and shared the lead at 36, never found the track and finished at 293. Nicklaus rallied with a last round 69 but posted 294,14 over par, saying, "It's a great course, I just never got to playing well." The defending champion, Johnny Miller, who electrified the game with a record 63 in winning a year ago at Oakmont, Pa., closed with a 77 for 302. Five former champions didn't survive the cut. Only two players broke 290 and only 25 were able to beat 300. Sports Glances \Major Leagues By The Associated Press American League East W L Pet. GB Boston 35 26 .574 — Cleveland 31 29 .517 3V 2 Detroit 31 29 .517 3'/ 2 Baltimore 30 30 .500 4V 2 Milwaukee 29 29 .500 4Va New York 32 32 .500 4'/a West Oakland 33 29 .532 Texas 32 30 .516 1 Kansas City 30 30 .500 2 Chicago 27 29 .482 3 Minnesota 25 33 .431 6 California 27 36 .429 6'.z Monday's Games Minnesota (Albury 2-5) at Baltimore (Cuellar 8-3), N Chicago (J. Henderson 0-0) at Cleveland (G. Perry 11-1). N Detroit (Fryman 3-3) at Texas (Jenkins 7-7), N New York (Pagan 0-1) at California (Tanana4-8), N SAVE ON SHOES NOW DURING ANDERSON'S APPRECIATION DAYS , OOFF Regular Price • Ladies' and Teen Age DRESS and CASUAL SHOES • Men and Teen Age Boys DRESS and CASUAL SHOES ANDERSON SHOES Carroll ___^___ City Game Tonight Carroll with a 4-3 record and Kuemper with a 2-2 mark will square off at 8 p.m. tonight in Carroll Stadium. Both teams are coming off wins from Friday. The Tigers whipped Lake City, 9-5, while Kuemper edged Jefferson, 3-2. Carroll Slow Pitch Lanesboro upset the Carroll Merchants, 8-7, in the Carroll Invitational Slow Pitch Tournament Sunday to highlight the action. The Merchants, who lead the Carroll Slow Pitch League, blew a 6-0 lead. In other games, Farmland nipped Lidderdale, 8-7, in 10 innings; Red Carpet downed the Carroll Means, 6-1; the Boston (Drago 5-1) at Oakland (Hamilton4-1), N National League East W L Pet. GB Philadelphia 33 29 .532 — St. Louis 31 29 .517 1 Montreal 28 27 .509 l'/ 2 Chicago 25 32 .439 5',2 Pittsburgh 24 34 .414 7 New York 24 36 .400 8 West Los Angeles 44 20 .688 — Cincinnati 35 25 .583 7 Atlanta 35 27 .565 8 Houston 32 32 .500 12 San Fran 31 35 .470 14 San Diego 26 42 .382 20 Monday's Games San Diego (Jones 3-11) at Chicago (Frailing5-5) Los Angeles (Sutton 6-5) at Pittsburgh (Brett7-4),N Atlanta (Niekro 7-4 or Krausse 1-2) at New York (Parker 1-5), N Montreal (Rogers 7-6) at Cincinnati (Norman5-5),N Houston (Wilson 3-4) at Philadelphia (Carlton9-4), N San Francisco (Barr3-3) at St. Louis (Curtis4-6), N Title to Villagers Jina Coenen fired £ 624 series to lead the Villagers of Coon Rapids to the women's state title Sunday in the Iowa Bowlers Proprietors' Association tournament at Marshalltown. The Villagers' 2,814 was good for the $650 first prize. Carroll Royals blasted Little Gus', 13-2; Roselle Trio Tavern clipped Mel's of Halbur, 3-2; Dedham Southsiders blanked the Arcadia Budmen, 3-0; and in two five inning games, Glidden No. 2 whitewashed Western Inn, 13-0, and the Roselle Stars clubbed the Carroll Keggers, 14-3. Hole-in-One Jerry Nicol of Carroll shot a hole-in-one Saturday afternoon at the municipal course, the second one recorded out there this year. Nicol aced the 175-yard sixth hole, using a two-iron. His playing partners were Jean Bromert and Dick Lane. Junior Golf The Junior Golf School scheduled for the Carroll Country Club has been postponed due to construction work on the new course at the club, according to club professional George Mackanos. Construction of two new greens and a new tee is presently underway in the former driving range area. Mackanos said the school will be rescheduled at a later date. Chambers-Schulz Tie Bill Chambers and Dr. Norman Schulz tied for top honors in an individual best 15 of 18 hole competition at the Carroll Country Club Saturday. Both men carded 51s, while third-place went to Frank Liewer with a 52 and fourth to Dr. M.J. Hall at 53. Zekers Take Pair The Breda Zekers whipped Mount Carmel, 4-2, and 16-0, in slow pitch softball over the weekend. Jerry Koster's homer and Bob Polking's two-run double were the big hits in the opener as Doug Polking pitched the win. In the nightcap, Jerry Koster, Ed Rohner and Ken Steinkamp homered as Glenn Koster got the victory. The Zekers are now 17-2 on the year. Irwin played it cozy—never fretting, never fussing, never going in front until the ninth hole of the final round when he rolled in a weaving snake of 40 feet. "That was the putt that turned it in my direction," he said. Irwin's victory, with a first prize of $35,000 and perhaps a million in ancillary proceeds, came as no surprise to him. His only other tour victories were the Heritage Classic in 1972 and 1973. "I had a dream about three weeks ago that I would win the Open," he told skeptical newsmen. "It's the Gospel truth. I told my wife, Sally, about it but I wouldn't dare tell anybody else." "I knew the course was difficult," he said. "I couldn't expect to stay under par. So I decided to play for par and let the others make the mistakes." It was sound strategy. See Us For OFFICE SUPPLIES -Staff Photo Some Catch! Bill Sullivan. Carroll, hooked into a beauty Saturday morning when fishing in a farm pond near Coon Rapids. The 16-year-old Sullivan landed the eight-pound Northern Pike which he is holding; above. Ledgers Journals Filing Supplies Card Files See us before you buy. STONE'S ' riwy. 30 Downtown Carroll with Thermador's @ Portable Thermatronic Microwave Oven In no time at all ( 1 /4 the usual) you can have a complete meal onthetable. Browning element gives food that done-to-perfection look. 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