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Chillicothe, Missouri
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Friday, May 21, 1982
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PAGE 2--CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI-64601 sports CONDI itui IUN-I-KIBUNC, rmu*-r/ MM* i t , i«82 bob carter, sports editor SIGNING A LETTER OF INTENT to play college second-team all-state laurels his junior and senior basketball at William Jewell College in Liberty is basketball campaigns at CHS. Under his floor leadership, Chillicothe High School senior Neil .Surber. Witnessing the Hornets finished first in state in 1980-81 and second the signing in the front office of the Constitution-Tribune in state in 1981-82. -- Constitution-Tribune Photo by Bob were his parents, Carroll and Lena Surber, and CHS Head Carter. Boys Basketball Coach Rich Fairchild. Surber won Neil Surber signs cage letter at William Jewell "Ever since having the opportunity to work with Neil at summer basketball camps, I've been a Neil Surber basketball fan," said Larry Holley, William Jewell College men's basketball coach "If hard work and dedication get the job done, than there's no question in my mind that Neil Surber will be a big asset to the Cardinal basketball program " Surber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Surber of 1812 Fair, became the third member of the state 3-A runner-up 1981-82 C h i l l i c o t h e High School basketball team to sign a letter of intent to play college basketball. Surber, who has CONCRETE WORK Any Kind Anywhere Anytime FREE ESTIMATES HUSSEY-STUMPH 18 Years Experience (116)636-521$ (816)6365381 qualified for state competition three straight years in tennis, will also play tennis at Jewell, according to Holley. The playmaking 5-11 Hornet guard inked a letter of intent with William Jewell College Thursday in the Constitution- Tribune front office. Witnessing the signing were his parents and CHS Head Coach Rich Fairchild. William Jewell College was co-champion of the Heart of America Conference with Tarkio last season with a 14-2 loop mark and compiled a 22-8 overall record, just missing out on a post-season tournament spot. 'Tickled To Death' "We're tickled to death here at Jewell," said Holley, former Jewell basketball great and head coach at Northwest Missouri State University. "Not only will Neil be an asset to our basketball and tennis programs, he'll also be an asset to the William Jewell campus. He's a quality athlete and individual." Holley recruiting priorities were to find help at the guard position and to find rebounding help ARMY SURPLUS Just Received 2 Truck Loads CROWN PACKAGE STORE FRANK CASSITY 105 $. Wathington "With Neil, it's just a matter of him reaching his potential," Holley said. "He needs some work in the areas of quickness and strength. "But what he lacks in some areas, he's strong in others," he said. "Neil is a coach on the floor. It was apparent to me in the two years I watched Neil play in our William Jewell College Prep Invitational that in close contests Neil would find a way to win." How much will Neil help Jewell his freshman season? Well, Holly isn't sure. "One of the keys to playing college basketball is knowing whom to get the ball to and when to get it to them and there are not many better than Surber," said Holley. "He sees the floor extremely well and he makes things happen. We're excited about the opportunity to grow with Neil." Prep Statistics At CHS, Surber was the quarterback and assist slot machine on the 1981-82 Hornet basketball team as well as the state 3-A championship team of a year earlier. The 5-11 senior guard became the school's all-time assist leader with a grand total of 355 assists. He also owns the school's single-game assist mark of 12 and the single-season assist mark of 167. Surber, a 3-year starter, finished with a career 809 points and 173 rebounds. He won All-Conference, All-Area and All-District honors two years running. "Neil is the best guard I've ever coached," said Fairchild. "He was the team leader on and off the court. Neil was also great in the clutch." Why Jewell? "I decided on Jewell because of its academic standards and its outstanding sports programs," Surber said. "My first concern is my CUSTOM GRAIN DRILLING CUSTOM NO-TILL BEANS ·Liquid Fertilizers ·Liquid Calcium ·Nitrogen ·Custom Spraying We Are Carrying Ring Around Seed A Guaranteed Soybean Stand CARP'S AGRI SERVICE HWY. 65 N. CHILLICOTHE, MO. 646-5406 education. I enjoy playing basketball and tennis. It's hard work and there's a lot of pressure, but it's fun." Holley believes Jewell has reeled in a prize catch, and the C-T sports staff is sure of it Attract more customers to your garage sales by using the Constitution-Tribune Want Ads! Major League Leaders By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (65 at bats): J.Thompson. Pittsburgh, .367, Moreland, Chicago, .352, Bailor, New York, 347, Ru.Jones, San Diego, 328, Raines, Montreal, 326 RUNS Lo Smith, St Louis, 35; Murphy, Atlanta, 34; Homer, Atlanta, 30; Ru.Jones, San Diego, 29; Dawson, Mon treal, 27; Kmgman, New York, 27. RBI. Murphy, Atlanta, 37, Kmgman, New York, 35; Moreland, Chicago, 33, J Thompson, Pittsburgh, 30, B Diaz, Philadelphia, 27; Homer, Atlanta, 27 HITS: Moreland, Chicago, 50; Wilson, New York, 50, LoSmith, SLLouis, 50, Knight, Houston, 46, Oester, Cincinnati, 47 DOUBLES. Garner, Houston, 12, Lo Smith, SLLouis, 11, Knight, Houston, 11; T Kennedy, San Diego, 11; B Diaz, Philadelphia, 10; Parker, Pittsburgh, 10, 0 Sm h, St Louis, 10, Homer, Atlanta, 10 TRIPLES Wilson, New York, 3, Rastr Philadelphia, 3, Herr, St. Louis, 3, R Ramirez, Atlanta, 3, Concepcion. Cincinnati, 3, Oester, Cincinnati, 3, Knight, Houston, 3 HOME RUNS Kmgman, New York, 13, Murphy, Atlanta, 12; J Thompson, Pittsburgh, 11; Homer, Atlanta, 10, Hendrick, St Louis, 9; Guerrero, Los Angeles, 9 STOLEN BASES- Moreno, Pittsburgh, 23; Dernier, Philadelphia, 21; Lo Smith, St.Louis, IB; Wilson, New York, 15; Raines, Montreal, 12. PITCHING (5 Decisions): Forsch, St.Louu, 5-0,1.000, 3 86, Sutton, Houston, 6-1, .857, 2.40, Ra.Jones, New York, 5-2, 714, 3 15, Puleo, New York, 4-2, «67,3.72, Garber, Atlanta, 4-2, 6E7, 1.67; Berenyi, Cincinnati, 4-2, .6(7, 335; Welch, Los Angeles, 4 2. .667, 3.31; Rogen,, Montreal. 5-3, .625,1.66. STRIKEOUTS- Curlton, Philadelphia, 71; Solo, Cincinnati, 66; Rogers, Montreal, 51; Lollar, San Diego, 43, Valnzucla, Los Angeles, 42 AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (65 at bats): Bonnell, Toronto, .425; Harrah, Cleveland, .394, McBride, Cleveland, 388; R Washington, Minnesota, 352; E Murray, Baltimore, 350 RUNS- R.Henderson, Oakland, 36, Harrah, Cleveland, 32; Thornton, Cleveland, 29; LePlore, Chicago, 21; Dauer, Baltimore, 27; EVIIB, Boston, 27; Wathan, Kansas City, 27. RBI: McRae, Kanus City, 37; Thornton, Cleveland, M; Luzinski, Chicago, 29- Oglivie, Milwaukee, 27, Rice, Boston, 26; Baylor, California, 26. Hrbek, Minnesota 26 . HITS- Harrah, Cleveland, 54; Cooper, Milwaukee, 48; LeFlore, Chicago, 48, Garcia, Toronto, 46; Bochte, Seattle. 45 DOUBLES. OliB. Kansas City. 14; White, Kansas City, 12, Evans, Boston, 11; McR*e, Kansas City, 11, Cowens, Seattle, II. TRIPLES: Herndon, Detroit, 5, G Wright, Texas, 4; Evans, Boston, 3, McBride, Cleveland, 3; Yount, Milwaukee, 3; Upshaw, Toronto, 3; Morrison, Chicago, 3; Cowens, Seattle, 3. HOME RUNS: Thornton, Cleveland, 11, Hrbek, Minnesota, 10; Roenicke, Baltimore, »; Han-ah, Cleveland, ; Murphy Oakland,* STOLEN BASES: R Henderson, Oakland, 38; LePlore, Chicago, 14; Molitor, Milwaukee, 11; Lopes, Oakland, II; Wathan, Kansas City,» PITCHING S Decisions): Hoyt, Chicago, M, 1.000, 1 53; Guidry, New'York. 6-1, 857,2 95; Tudor, Boston,1 1, 800,3 26, Renko, California, 4-1, .800, 186, Gun, Kansas City, 4-1, 800, 4.17; Beard, Oakland, 4-1, ,8M, 191; Clancy, Toronto 5-2, .714, 4.21; Zahn, California, 5-2, 714 2.3S. F.Bamisler, Seattle, S-2, .714,319 STRIKEOUTS: F.Baimister, Seattle, 58; Eckersley, Boston, 47; Perry, Seattle, 47; Gufdry, New York, 46; Demy, Cleveland, Celtics pound 76ers By RALPH BERNSTEIN AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) The unflappable Julius Erving was asked what ran through his mind when Boston Celtics' fans started screaming, "see you Sunday." The fans began to chant late in the game Wednesday night as the Celtics walloped the Philadelphia 76ers, 114-85, to reduce their deficit to 3-2 in the best-of-seven National Basketball Association Eastern Conference championship playoff. The fans, of course, meant that the Celtics would win the sixth game here tonight, and return to Boston Sunday for a seventh and deciding contest. "They must have been Tim Kearney fails exam ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday that veteran linebacker Tim Kearney failed to pass his physical examination and will be lost to the team for at least the coming National Football League season. Team orthopedist Dr. Jordan Ginsburg said Kearney suffered "persistant problems" stemming from a neck injury suffered last Oct. 11 in a game against the New York Giants. Coach Jim Hanifan said the loss of Kearney, who rose from the ranks of a free agent to that of a team captain in his six years with the club, saddened him. "Tim was a reckless, all-out agressive player who asked no quarter and gave no quarter," Hanifan said. "He will be sorely missed." The Cardinals also announced the signing of six free agents at the team's mini- camp Thursday. Signed were running backs Walter Poole of Southern Illinois and Ken Johnson of Miami, defensive backs Marcus Williams of Vanderbilt and Anthony Vereen of Southeast Louisiana; wide receiver Ken Thompson of Utah State and linebacker Ron Reliford of Northeast Louisiana. Poole, 5-11, 190, is a rookie running back at his first pro training camp. Johnson, 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, was drafted on the llth round by the New York Giants in 1979. He was released by New York during the 1980 training camp and signed with the Miami Dolphins in March of 1981 but did not play. Gene Tenace sidelined ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals' list of injuries continues to grow as the National League team finds itself thinner and thinner at the catching position. Backup catcher Gene Tenace, the Cards learned Thursday, has a broken bone in the back of his throwing hand and will miss at least three weeks of action. Tenace's injury came as he was filling in for Darrell Porter, who broke a finger on his throwing hand last week and will be out for a similar period. Both have been placed on the league's 21-day disabled list. The move left St. Louis with Glenn Brummer, who was recalled from Louisville of the American Association after Porter was' hurt, and Orlando Sanchez as catchers. Tenace, 35, had started the season on the disabled -list after suffering a broken thumb during spring training. The veteran player, who was hurt in Wednesday night's game against the San Diego Padres while diving back into third base in the ninth inning, was hitting .414 with four home runs and six RBIs. "I'll be back sooner than they think," said Tenace, who played last season with a broken hand. Injuries have been a problem for the first-place Cardinals all season. Right fielder George Hendrick is playing with a sore elbow, third basemen Ken Oberkfeil missed 14 games with a broken thumb, outfielder David Green is still out with a torn hamstring and second baseman Tommy Heir is still hobbled by a muscle pull. Manager Whitey Herzog was philosophical about the injuries. "What can you do?" Herzog asked. "At Kansas City, I lost George Brett for a month, Hal McRae and Willie Wilso, but never Porter or any of my catchers." thinking of some Sunday next season, certainly not this Sunday," Erving said. "Basically that is what I thought." Erving said he wasn't surprised that Boston won the fifth game. "I didn't feel it would be a five-game series. It's a little too much to a'sk us to get two up there (Boston)'even though we did it two years ago." Erving referred to the 76ers' 4-1 Eastern final triumph over Boston in the 1979-1980 season in which Philadelphia won twice on the Celtics' court. E r v i n g did indicate, however, that he felt the series would end here tonight. "We'll play it like it's the seventh game," said one of the game's most prolific players. Boston Coach Bill Fitch ex-' pects the 76ers to be a little tense, remembering how they blew a 3-1 lead against the Celtics in last year's playoffs. Fitch said Philadelphia would be so tight you'd need a sledge hammer to stick them with a safety pin. The remark was relayed to 76ers' Coach Billy Cunningham. Cunningham never changed his solemn exression. "We'd be that tight?" he asked. We're up 3-2. It's that simple. We're In the driver's seat." Cunningham said through tightly pressed lips. The 76ers went right from the airplane Thursday to practice. They worked about an hour and then left, some in their sweat suits. Cunningham said the three games of the series in which there were blowouts was no indication of the strengths or weaknesses of either team. "When these teams play the unexpected happens.. F.C. White to run at 1:20 Saturday Senior F.C. White is scheduled to run at 1:20 Saturday afternoon in the 1,600-meter event at the Missouri 3-A, 4-A track and field being held on the Lincoln University track in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. White was the lone Hornet (boys or girls) to survive Sectional action at Raytown South High School in Raytown last Saturday There, White placed third in the 1,600-meter run The top four finishers at Sectional advanced to state. Fit,'d events and running events began at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the state meet in Jefferson City. Pat Graybill runs up a storm By SCOTT BARKER Chilli-Chatter Writter In these times of great maralhoners, Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, Crete Weitz; 1 Chillicothe may have one in the m a k i n g - s e n i o r P a t Graybill. "I got started seriously about two and a half years ago, mainly to lose weight," Pat stated "1 got started by just running the stairs in the high school, until that got boring. Now I just run as a hobby." Pat says he runs between 9-20 miles a day The distance decision is not one he agonizes over He simply decides how far to run by the route he's running, how he feels, what he ate that day, or even when he's running. "When I am running, mainly all I think about is the past or what happened that day," Pat said. Some problems marathon runners come across when training is the inclimate weather, but Pat says that he loves running in the rain and cold weather because, "It brings the kid in me out, such as when I run in the puddles along the ground." One of the goals Pat is pointing toward is competing in a marathon in the near future. "I've been working up to the marathons by competing in as many local fun-runs as I can. Mainly the 10 kilometers (6.2 miles)," he said. Pat has competed in four fun-runs. He -ran in the Marceline 10K race twice, in which he placed third in 1980, and first last year; the Trenton 5K race, in which he placed second; the Chillicothe 10K race, in which he finished first in* his division and second overall; and the Kansas City Valentine 4.5 mile run, in which he placed sixty-third out of 338 last year. Pat has his own style of running. He said when he runs on his own, he starts out very fast, trying to break a sweat and then settles into a steady pace; but when he is in a race, he goes all out "to build up a resistance of pain." One thing that is unusual about Pat is that he likes only to compete in cross country, but not in track. He explained, "When I was on the track team, I always felt like a race' horse. I also didn't want to have pressure on my race times, and I felt that the long distance races in high school were too short for me." Maybe with some hard work and a lot of encouragement, Pat Graybill can fulfill that dream of competing in a marathon. THE FATHER-SON team of June.(sitting) and Butch Shaffer are shown revising the 2-division W. L. Shaffer slow-pitch softball tournament bracket for tonight, Saturday and Sunday. Rain forced the postponement of nearly all of Thursday night's openers in the first annual event. The Shaffers have been extremely strong supporters of athletics in Chillicothe with special emphasis on slow-pitch softball. The Shaffers, co-owners of Dr. Pepper-Royal Crown Bottling in Chillicothe, sponsor the Shaffer Royals, who captured third place in the state softball tournament in Springfield last season. Constitution-Tribune Photo by Bob Carter. '" W.L. Shaffer softball tourney set to go again The first annual W L. Shaffer Slow-Pitch Softball Invitational started off with a bang as thunder and lightning and a torrential downpour washed out all but one of the tourney's openers. One 'B' division contest was completed with Park Center Liquor and Sporting Goods of Chillicothe defeating Campus Photo of Marceline, 8-6. Another 'B' division game pitting Chillicothe Sports Center against United Methodist Church was knotted at 7-all in the bottom half of the fifth when Mother Nature opened up. The 2-division tournament, featuring some of the best slow-pitch softball powers in North Missouri, is scheduled to end Sunday. Trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers. Preparing Diamonds "We (the Shaffer Royals softball crew) have been working the ball diamonds at both Simpson and Bast Side most of the morning," said Ronnie McMahan, manager- coach of Shaffer Royals, who along with Tpdd Rodenburg, is directing the Dr. Pepper- Royal Bottling tournament, sponsored by the father-son team of Butch and June Shaffer. "We're crossing our fingers, hoping for sunshine and no more rain r but the weather forecasts are calling for rain " Weather-permitting, Friday night's revamped '-schedule looks like tins: At Sim**** Park Uptown Package takes on Lakeview Lakers at S Trenton Mercantile meets the win- ner of the Uptown Package- Lakeview contest at 8; Ameribank battles Herrick's of Braymer at 9; and Pabst Blue Ribbon of BrookfieW squares off against Cookies Sales and Service of Chillicothe at 10. AtEMtSUe Laclede Elevator meets Sav-Mor Home Center, of Chillicothe at 7; Trenton Trust takes .on Braymer Merchants at 8; Hamilton squares off against Jo-Mac at 9; and the winner of the Laclede-Sav- Mor game battles the-winner of the Hamilton-Jo-Mac contest. - Satwday* Schedule At SiMBMit Park UnitedMethodist Church vs. Chillicothe Sports Center at 8. At East Side BrookfieM Plaza vs. Park Center at 9 a.m. i

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