Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on May 1, 1975 · Page 19
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 19

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Thursday, May 1, 1975
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Good Progress Noted by Osborne Prior to Spring Contest By Virgil Parker Journal Sports Editor The Nebraska football team tuned up for Saturday’s annual Red-White intrasquad game with its final heavy workout of the spring Wednesday. “Except for the fact that injuries kept us from evaluating several key players, I think we accomplished pretty much what we wanted this spring,” Cornhusker coach Tom Osborne observed. “Our offensive line was a particularly big question mark because of losses through graduation. They have made good progress,” Osborne noted. “You always strive to be two deep at every position with good players. We may not be quite there, but at least we’re a lot closer.” The third-year NU mentor said he felt the Huskere entered the spring with a good supply of talented running backs, “and nothing has happened to change my mind.” The crucial quarterback posi- Coliseum Alterations Planned With usage of the Fairgrounds Fieldhouse now assured by a legislative budget appropriation to cover maintenance of that sports complex, the NU Coliseum will no longer be needed for intercollegiate athletics. NU officials hope the old home for Cornhusker basketball can be converted into a teaching and r^arch building for the school’s physical education departments. Preliminary plans call for the installation of a second floor — at present balcony height -- so that enoug'h room would be created to accommodate the desired classroom and gymnasium space. The building would be used for both men’s and women’s physical education classes and intramural activities. At a c(»t of about $3 million, a total of 122.000 square feet can result from the two-story plan. Such a project cimld not begin immediately, however, since no funds are included in the current l^islative budget. T-N Golf Meet Slated The four Lincoln public schools will be joined by Grand Island, Hastings and North Platte at Holmes Golf Course Friday mormng for the Trans- Nebraska golf championships. East, Southeast and Grand Island are favored. Play is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. tion, vacated by Dave Humm, has also clarified itself. “We have five capable quarterbacks,” Osborne claims. “That’s more than we’ve ever had before. We’ll miss Humm’s experience, but Terry Luck and Vince Ferragamo have shown real talent and the other three (Tom Sorley, Ed Burns and Randy Garcia) have also done some good things this spring.” Replacing Don Westbrook and Ritch Bahe, who shared the wingback post, continues to be of major concern to Osborne. The position was bolstered Wednesday when I-back John O’Leary ran from that spot. Early plans were to switch reserve quarterback Earl Everett to wingback, but he has been hampered by injury much of the spring. “Ciutis Craig has shown good potential at wingback,” Osborne said, “and of course Tom Heiser has experience there. But he’s been injured a lot too. We’ll use O’Leary at both wingback and Iback on Saturday.” The game, set for a 1:30 p.m. Prices, Policy for Pro Exhibition Revealed The price of a ticket for the National Football League preseason game between the Baltimore Colts and the Atlanta Falcons to be played Aug. 16 in NU’s Memorial Stadium will be the same as for Husker games — $7.25. Bob Devaney, athletic director, and Jim Rttenger, ticket manager, also revealed that Husker season ticket holders will have an opportunity to purchase their regular seat tickets — or better ones, if they prefer — and that fans who do not have season tickets can be accommodated with good seats. “This is a great opportunity for both the fans who have Nebraska tickets and those who do not, to see a fine pro football game,” Devaney said. “Since school will be out and student sections won’t be reserved, we will bejble to take care of the fans in good shape.” Pittenger said that a special mailing will be sent to all public season ticket holders of record on or about May 15. Meanwhile, all orders from non-season ticket holders will be taken — checks must accompany ordere — until July 1 and those orders will be filled from the best available seats after June 6, Pittenger said. Orders will be handled on a first-come, first- served basis and mail orders will be handled in accordance with the postmark. Starting July 1, the Cornhusker ticket office will have over-the-counter sales. “We are set up to make this game available to as many Nebraska fans as possible,” Pittenger said. “We can serve both the Husker ticket holder and the fan who doesn’t have Husker tickets, and that’s our goal.” kickoff, will match the Red team (first and fourth units) against the Whites (second and third).' When Osborne announced the squad division, one surprise developed when Mike Fultz, the Big Eight defensive RcKikie of the Year, wound up on the White team. “Mike has been troubled with an ankle injury and hasn’t performed up to par,” Osborne explained. “George Mills, on the other hand, has performed very well and has earned a spot on the first unit.” Missing from the game will be center Rik Bonness and monster back Wonder Monds. The pair have been excused to participate in a pre-season all-American activity in Chicago. Nebraska athletic director Bob Devaney says he’d like to see a big turnout for the game, which will be sandwiched between an 11 a.m. Nebraska-Kansas State baseball game and a 4 p.m. Nebraska-Missouri track meet. He hopes the crowd will surpass the Big Eight Conference record of 22,421 which turned out to see Oklahoma’s spring game in 1969. A year ago, .Nebraska attracted 21,003 fans — second in league history — and the ninth largest crowd ever to watch a spring game in the United States. “Our fans have always been great and I’m sure they’d like to top the Big Eight record,” Devaney says. “Not only would it help us financially, but a big crowd provides a lot of excite^ ment for the players.” Reds Offense TE - Larry Mushinskip'*, ken Spaeth, Scott TrothoO, Dan Stromer, LT -- Bob Lingenfeltpr*, Lawrence Humphrey, M'ke Clark, Jon Kroneberqer LG — Dan Schmidt*, Rich Varner, John Schroeder, John Kane C — Tom Davis, Bill Mocketf, Randy Dudley RG — Nick Zanetich*, Paul Walderzak, Ken Kujath RT — Steve Hoins* Roger Wilkins, Zack Hensen SE — Ron Nitzel, Rocke Loken, John Magsamen OB — Terry Luck**, Ed Burns IB — Monte Anthony*, Dave Gdlespie*, Bob Folsom. WB — Curtis Craig, Tom Heiser* Mike McWhorter Tom Siegel K — Mike Coyle FB — Tonv Davis** Ken Kujath Defense LE — Ray Phillips, Tom Ridder, Ben Ewing LT — Ron Pruitt**, Bill Bryant, Steve Mather MG - John Lee** Mitchell Webb RT — George Mills*, Randy PoeschI RE — Bob Martin**, Dave Redding** SLB - Percy Eichelberger*, Steve Markus WL8 - Cíete Pillen*, Randy Lessman*, Bruce Dunning MOM — Kent Smith, Kirby Vernan, Dennis Rose LCB — Dave Butterfield*. Pat Lehigh RCB — Chuck Jones', Rod Stovall, Mark Nastase SAF — Jim Burrow*, Dennis Payne, Whiles Offense TE — Brad Jenkins*, Rick Panneton*. Rob Link LT — Rich Costanzo*, Steve Glenn, Mike Clark LG — Greg Jorgensen, Bobby Galano, C — Tom Thomas, Steve Gade RG — Stan Waldemore, Steve Lindquist Lawrence Cooley RT — Bob Hayes, Tom Ohrt Kelvin Clark SE — Bobby Thomas* Bill Kraft, Jeff Lee OB — Vince Ferragamo. Tom Sorley. Randy Garcia IB — John O'Leary**, Byron Stewart. Dale Zabrocki. WB — Earl Everett*. Darrell Walton, Randv Pittman FB — Dodie Donnell, Jason Justice K - AI Eveland* P — Scott Johnson Defense LE — Tom Coccia. Reg Gasf LT — Jerrv Wied*. Dean Gisslpr** MG - Jeff Pullen. John Piucknett, Scott Hertenstein RT - Mike Fultz*. Dan Brock* Scott Avpry RE - Tony Samuel, Randy Rick Chester Talley SLB “ Larry Young. Jeff Carpenter. WLB — Jim Wightman Jeff Hansen. MOM — Jim Pillen. Tim Borg LCB — Jake Cabell, Tim Fischer RCB — Kurt Stacey, Jim Williquette, SAF — Larry Valasek. Ted Harvey, Greg Rosener Foolish Pleasure Gets No. 3 Post Position The pride of close personal contact between an athlete and his coach is evident from the smiles on the faces of both coach Jack Carroll (clipboard in hand) and sprinter Ron Fendrich. Both are preparing for Lincoln’s Special Olympic competition scheduled later this month at Lincoln East. Lincoln’s Special Olympic program will depend on a “basketball festival’’ Sunday at East’s gym to support expenses. Three basket- Hayes Winning War; Celtics Near Ouster? staff photo by frank VARGA ball games — featuring two Nebraska football teams, a media team, a police team, an East faculty team and a Northeast faculty team — are scheduled Sunday at East at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Donations and receipts from the contests will enable the mentally retarded and physically handicapped competitors to participate m local qualifying meets and the state Special Olympics at Kearney State May 28-29. Louisville, Ky. (UPI) — Foolish Pleasure, who figures to be the favorite in the 15-horse field for Saturday’s lOlsi Kentucky Derby, drew the No. 3 post position Thursday morning at Churchill Downs. Foolish Pleasure’s trainer, Leroy Jolley, said, “it doesn’t hurt my feelings.” Prince Thou Art and Master Derby, who also be at short odds in the $125.000-added, 1>4 mile classic, also drew favorable positions. Golden Chance Farm’s Master Derby drew the No. 5 position and Darby Dan’s Prince Thou Art, running as an entry with Sylvan Place, was put in the eighth gate. Sylvan Place drew the 14th position. The field of 15 now requires use of the auxiliary starting gate and Promised City will be the likely starter in the second gate with the No. 15 position. Elmendorf’s Media drew the inside position, while the west coast contingent of Avatar and Diaboio drew the 10th and 13th posts, respectively. Most trainers agreed before the drawing that the post positions were not that crucial with more than a quarter mile run to the first turn. Others owners who paid the $4,0UU closing fee Thursday and the post position drawn by their horses were: the R. F. Roberts’ Thursday, May 1, 1975 19 Honey Mark, two; John W. Mecom’s Rushing Man, four; Clarence Benjaman’s Fashion Sale, six; Anthony Leggio’s B<dd Chapeau, seven; Pedro Diaz’s Gatch, nine; Roland Aristone’s Bombay Duck, 11, and Hobeau Farm’s Round Stake, 12. The drawing for positions was done by Mrs. George Barrett, the wife of the president of Santa Anita, and .Mrs. Anthony Leggio. Despite Foolish Pleasure’s sparkling record of 10 victories in 11 races, John L. Greer’s 3- year-old colt, who will be ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, is far from a prohibitive favorite. .Although the crowd for Saturday is not expected to approach last year’s record of more than 160,000 because of doubled ticket prices for the infield and a natural letdown after the 100th Derby celebration of 1974, there is a great deal of anticipation for this year’s race with six horses rated solid contenders. Most of the competing trainers call Foolish Pleasure the horse to beat, but no one stands in awe of last year’s 2-year-old champion. The West Coast duo of Avatar and Diaboio are rated right behind the favorites, but are haunted by the theory highly- regarded CaUfomia horses usually flop in the D^by, Here are the Kentucky Derby entries listed in order by p<»t position. Listed are the horse's name, owna-, trainer, jockey and odds. The entries; Media, Efmendorf, Campo, Cruguet 12-1 Honey Mark, Mr and Mrs R. Roberts. Robideaux, Delahoussaye 15-1. Foolish Pleasure, John L Greer, Jolley, Vasquez 9-5 Rushing Man |F), John Mecom, Logsdon McKnight M l Master Derby, Golden Chance, Adams, McHargue 9-2 Fashion Sale (F), C Benjamin, Kelley, Gavidia, 30-1 Bold Chapeau, Anthony Leggio, Wyble Atleman 30-1 Prince Thou Art (A), Darby Dan, Rondinello, Baeza 7-2. Gatch (F), Pedro Diaz, EsKildsen, Hernandez, 30-1 Avatar, A A Seeligsen Doyles, Shoemaker, 10-1 Bombay Duck, R Aristone Sr . Perkins. Aristone Jr , 151. Round Stake, Hobeau Farm, Jerkens, Hole 20-1. Diaboio, Frank McMahon Martin Pincay 8-1 Sylvan Place (A), Darby Dan, Rondinello Cordero, 7-2 Promised City. Big I Farm, Spraker, Whited 20-1 A— Darby Dan entry F—field Distance: I'x miles Value: $l25.000-added Gross with 15 starters S262 100 Winner; $209 600, Second $30 000, Third $15 000, Fourth $7 500 Post: 4 38 p m CDT Television: ABC 4-5 p m Derby and track record: 1 59 2 5, Secretariat 1973 Last year's winner: Cannonade By United Pre% loteraational It may be too early to write the Boston Celtics’ eulogy but the Washington Bullets seem on the verge of burying the defending National Basketball Association champions. With a balançai attack from the pivot, backcourt and bench, Washington completely outplayed the Celtics Wednesday night to score a 117-92 victory and grab a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Elvin Haya; once again dominated Boston center Dave Cowens, outscoring him ^-18, while guard Phil Chenier poured in 25 points for the Bullets. Nick Weatiierspoon came off the bench to hit 18 for Washington, Both coaches, however, said they thought the game was turned on Boston’s poor shooting. Boston Coach Tom Heinsohn agreed that the 37.3 shooting percentage by his players was the major factor in the loss that puts the Celtics in trouble for the third playoff game in Boston Saturday. The Bullets’ first vie- Creighton Gets Wesely Omaha (UPI) — Creighton Univereity Thursday announced the signing of a third Nebraska prep basketball standout in what was called an “unprecedented sweep” of the state high school basketball market. Athletic director and basketball coach Tom AjAe said he signed Dave Wesely, a 6-7 all­ stater from Omaha Creighton Prep, Wednesday night at Wesely’s home. Earlier, Apke signed two other all-statere, 6-8 Brace Kucera of North Platte and 6-3 John C. Johnson of Omaha Central tory was in Boston while Wednesday night's game was before a sellout crowd of 19,(te9 at Landover, .Md. In the Western Conference finals in Chicago, the Bulls evened their series against Golden State at 1-1 with a 90-89 victory over the Warriors. The third game will be nationally televised Sunday in Chicago. With just seconds left and the Warriors leading 89-88, Norm Van Lier ran an option play intended for Chet Walker or Bob Love but found both covered. Van Lier went up for a shot himself. In the air, he spotted center Tom Boerwinkle alone underneath and fired a pass. Boerwinkle hit a layup with two seconds left to clinch the win. Boerwinkle's basket climaxed a rally by the Bulls in which they wiped out a seven-point lead in httle more than the last five minutes of the game. Westside Star Clocks 1 :55.8 Omaha — Omaha Westside’s Dan Overton clocked the fastest 880 in state prep circles this spring here in a Warriors’ dual meet against Omaha Burke. Overton ran 1:55.8. He had shared the state lead with Millard’s Scott Schreiner at 1:59,8 Other top marks in Metro competition included a 4 26.5 mile by Westside’s Jim Stalnaker, Benson’s 8:10.8 two- mile relay, Westside’s 1:31.1 880 relay, a 157-1 discus by Millard’s Tim Cahill and a 43-7 triple jump by Bellevue’s Kevin Berry. Chicago Coltrane Softball Champs The Chicago Coltrane won its third consecutive all-university slow-pitch softball championship Wednesday with a 12-0 win over Theta Chi. Keith Dietz was the winning pitcher with a 7-0 record. Randy Dalby and Gene Crump led the batting stats with 15 hits apiece in the 1975 season. Pheasant Stocking Guidelines Set By Tom Vint Outdoor Writer Pheasant stocking programs have long been popular with sportsmen’s groups and farmers, but long unpopular with biologists as a means of replenishing bird populations. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission now has guidelines for a stocking program of a happy medium. Under the direction of the seven-man board of commissioners, the Game and Parks biologists will be offering pheasant chicks for rearing to certain groups in certain areas of Nebraska this year. The program is viewed as an aid to winter hit areas in the panhandle and northeast comer of Nebraska and as a reward to Natural Resource Districts with habitat programs in operation. It will serve largely as a public relations program for habitat improvement in those areas as it is now set up, according to the commission. The final decision for a pheasant stocking operation was made during last Friday’s meeting of commissioners. Ground rules were laid out Wednesday during a special committee meeting in Grand Island "The program, as set up. will provide day-old pheasant chicks to FFA Chapters and 4-H Clubs who are wilUng to provide the services of raising the chicks to 7 or 8 weeks of age. then releasing them into suitable habitat,” the Game and Parks Commission says in a letter to the state’s vocational education instructors. Birds will also be made available to Acres of Wildlife lands participants in the specified area for rearing and releasing, according to the guidelines. Those volunteering to accept chicks for raising will be responsible for providing proper care, facilities, pens and feed, according to the program as accepted this week. Commission biologists Carl Wolfe and George Schildman are currently letting bids for chick prices and availability from game farms in Kansas and Wisconsin. The chicks should be made available for pickup in June. "Chapters may order birds in lots of 59-100 up to the number of birds that th^ are capable of handling,” r^ds the guidelines. A maximum of 100 birds will be given to each family participating Response from clubs and individuals must be in to the Game and Parks Commission by May 9. according to director WiUard Barbee. "We’ve got to do something,” said Omaha commissioner Art Brown, instigator of the stocking program “We need to get some birds out to th«e farmers and sportsmen to show them we are doing something constructive with their money.” The money for the program is coming from the Upland Game Stamp, a stamp originated several years ago to finance a stoi'king program, according to Brown. Brown and other commissioners reported strong support for a chick raising and releasing program throughout their districts, although biological studies have shown recent year stocking to be less than successful in states such as South Dakota and Pennsylvania. The Nebraska program, therefore, is geared as public relations move to encourage habitat improvement The birds for stocking will serve as an incentive for those private landowners providing habitat for wildlife The commissioners and the Game and Parks officials view the program also as a stepping i^one for the formation of its multi-million dollar statewide habitat improvement pri^rani currently being studied for implementation next year • «»«..Air Brandfas, Weiss Set for Hurdle Battle in T-N Track Meet By Randy York Frtp Spurts Editor The dictionary definition of donnybrook is "an annual Irish event known for its brawls.” Lincoln Southeast track coach Roy Churchill supplies a more contemporary definitloo — the expected heated hurdle battle between Southeast's Rich Brandfas and North Platte’s Dave Weiss. The two will compete Friday in the 11th annual Trans- Nebraska Conference track meet at East’s Stuart Stadium. The meet will be ran in conjunction with the first Eastern 1-80 Conference girls championships. “I expect the hurdles to be a real donnybrook,” offers Southeast’s Churchill. “They’re really up for grabs. Whoever grabs with the greatest amount of authority and the greatest amount of desire will win.” Weiss and Brandfas were record-setting Trans-Nebraska hurdlers last year as juniore. Weiss whisked the 180 lows in ;20.0 while Brandfas tied the W highs mark of ;14.5. Each ranks among the state’s best in both hurdle events this spring. Brandfas is tied for third with teammate Scott Taliman at :14.6 in the highs and Weiss is tied for fifth with three others at :I4.7, Weiss is the state leader in the lo\»^ with a mson’s best of :19.3. His brother, Dan, is second at :19,5. Brandfas is tied for fifth at 20 0. In last week’s city meet, two Rich Brandfas Southeast Standout false starts eliminated Brandfas from the high hurdla The same fate took him out of last year’s state meet in the highs, his specialty, “Like any kid, Rich gets a Ut- tle anxious for competition. Consequently, he gets too tight and doesn’t relax in the starting blocks,” says Churchill. “On the other hand,” adds the Southeast coach, “if he's going to really challenge for that state championship, he’s got it in his mind he can’t be sitting in there when the gun pops. You can get a good start without g'lessing the starter. “I don’t expect him to have trouble with that the rest of the season,” says Churchill “Rich is the type of kid who won’t let those false starts bother him. He’s just been thinking about too much in the blocks, concentrating on his time instead of devoting his fullest attention to the starter.” Although the hurdle standouts could provide the best rivalry, Hastings’ Doug Phelps should the prime individual drawing card for Capital City track fans. The twice state high jump champion and state record- holder had April jumps of 6-9, 68^, 6-8 and 6-8 .North Platte, with power well- distributed in the field events, sprints and hurdles, is a heavy favorite to win the Trans- Nebraska. The Platters snapped a 7-year Grand Island domination in the meet, sharing the 1972 title with the Islanders, following that effort with outright championships the past two year» The four Lincoln public schools join the three "outstate” Dave Weiss North Platte Hurdler sL'hools in the Trans-Nebraska competition .Millard, Papilhon and ilalston join the four Capital (ity schools in the tlastera I-8W girls meet Competition Friday starts at noon with preliminaries scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. With the exception of a couple events, running finals in both the boys and girls meets start at 5 pm T raiiM* .Nebru!>^ka Track Records 100 - Larry Tierney, Grand Uland 1959 Hon Sirnad. Lmcotn Southeast, 1970 and Bill Dafter, Grand Island. 1972, all 10 0 220 - Bob McFarland, North Platte. 22 4 . 1968 440 - Mel Tarpiey. Lincoln High, 49 6. 1968 UO Chris Grteb. North Platte. 1 57 4, 1972 Mile Lynn Hall, Grand Island, 4 19 6 1970 2-Mlle - Jon Martens, North Platte, 9 33 7, 1974 120 High Hurdles - Stave Buckner, Grand Island, 1971 and 1972 and Rich Brandfas, Lincoln Southeast, 1974 both 14 § 180 Low Hurdles - Dave Weiss, North Platte, 20 0, 1974 IM Relay - Grand Island (Doug Johnson. Jon Beekman, Steva Buckner, Bill Datfer), I 30.4, 1972 Mile Relay - Grand Island (Bob Wegner, Tom Fnck, Randy Roush. Jamie Fleming). 3 23 5, 1969 2-Mile Relay - Lincoln Southeast 'Tom Kreici, Roy Baldwin. Bill Bryant, Paul Canarksi), I 02 1 1969 Shot Put — Mike Fultz, Lincoln High, 58-10. 1973 Discus Ron Swanson, Lincoln High, 165-0, 1969 Long Jump - Steve Britienham, Lincoln Southeast, 23 1 4 , 1972 Triple Jump - Steve Brittenham. Lincoln Southeast, 463* a, 1972 Pole vault - Mike Hennmger, Lincoln Northeast, 14 7'/a, 1967 High Jump - Ooug PhelRs. Hastings Bruce Kucera, North Platte, Hoyt Nye, Lincoln East, all 6-4 all 1974

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