The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on August 24, 1976 · Page 16
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 16

Bloomington, Illinois
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Tuesday, August 24, 1976
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El Paso gridders to depend Lorol f zxy f i I I T II L.Ome DQCKiIQIQ Grid ley relying on youth to maintain winnina By Marc Lebovitz GRIDLEY Having served two years as an assistant to Gridley High School football coach Gene Cwick, Eureka College graduate Ron Ervin has taken the reins as the Redskins' head coach. Ervin, who started four years at Eureka College, would like to maintain the winning pattern of the past two years. The Redskins posted 7-2 records Back ot Gridley Nettles bats Yankees past Twins, 9-4 NEW YORK ( AP) - Graig Nettles hit two doubles, a single and his 21st home run and slump-ridden Thurman Munson drove in three runs with two singles as the New York Yankees snapped a three-game skid with a 9-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins Monday night. 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I I miUCAM Knulrt M nl 7C1 I , t w--r m w- w- . r j - mr - ;. ..j '.-.3 y i.-3 ffi 1 i Rtturnees to El Paso's football backfield number eight, including, front from left, Marty Hynes, Greg Wilkey, Murray Hynes, and Garen Cornett, In in both campaigns, and were 5-2 in the Midstate Conference last year. But the graduation of conference all-stars Phil Hayes, Chris Thurmon, Gary Fleming, and Dan McKey make that job a little more imposing. "We have a large turnout of sophomores, 15 as compared to eight juniors and eight seniors, so we'll be counting on the sophomores to come through," Ervin said. "So far, there's a Football lettermen returning to Gridley High School include, front from left, Scott Umland, Joe King, Brian Wilson, Steve Wright, and Ed Hany. In back are head coach Ron Ervin, assistant coach Vilas claims second Canadian Open title TORONTO (AP) Top-seeded Guillermo Vilas of Argentina won his second Canadian Open tennis championship Monday night, beating Poland's Wojtek Fibak 64, 7-5, 6-2 in the final. For the third Monday night in a row, the 24-year-old Fibak lost a men's final. Last week, he lost to Jimmy Connors at Indianapolis in the U.S. Clay Court Championships and two weeks ago Fibak was beaten by Harold Solomon in the finals of a tournament at Louisville, Ky. Vilas, a 24-year-old Argentinian lefthander, earned $25,000 from the total BOWLING SHIRT HoWqwrf n f il4mWw0tMi-NM-wf Quality Shirt Custom Lettering Any Design Reproduced Fin Cvstomtr Pirtinj WtstOf Start ana r 6. rrr rY back are head coach Sam Wadsworth, Donnie Hudson, Tom Kearfott, and Ron Ales. Not pictured is Tim Wilkey. (Pantagraph photos) lot of enthusiasm and nobody's worried about the talent we lost to graduation. "We have the material to win games, but we won't be world beaters," he said. "We won't be running1 up any big scores." The Redskins' strength will lie in its experienced and talented running offensive backfield and its hefty lines. Senior fullback 'Joe King (160) returns Dennis Kapper, Scott Umland, Curt Stoller, Steve Kuerth, Kenny Nyberg, and assistant coach Jerry Sax. Not pictured is Dan Rinkenberger. (Pantagraph photo) purse of $155,000. It was his first major win on this season's Grand Prix circuit. Vilas, who also won the Canadian Open in 1974, led the Grand Prix standings in 1974 and 1975, Vilas' win at the York University tennis center moved him from ninth place to fifth in the standings with 345 points. Fibak, as runner-up, earned $12,500 plus 75 Grand Prix points. He now is in third place in-the standings, 25 points behind Connors. The current leader is Mexican Raul Ramirez with 438 points. Complete Sales and Service at . . . 106 E. leoufort A B Normol MUOlO 454-1493 Q.enniiHA IP, poor 7 y ivw "The Profettional Dealer" By Marc Ltbovitz EL PASO Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy. El Paso football coach Sam Wadsworth is the first to admit his players will have to do more than show up if they want to do well this season. "We're small in size but I'm real happy with the number of boys that turned out," the seventh-year coach said. El Paso has 17 sophomores, 13 juniors, and nine seniors out for football. "Offensively the secret lies in the line. If the line comes through we'll move the ball," he said. "On defense, aggressiveness will have to make the difference. U all depends on how badly we want it. Plus, we'll nave to rely heavily on a couple of sophomores." The Comets were 3-6 last season, 2-5 in the Midstate Conference to tie, for sixth place. In six seasons, Wadsworth has a 31-22 record at El Paso, and he figures this year's team can better last year's marks. "Compared to last year at this time, this squad has more experience, more good football sense, and a real good attitude," Wadsworth said. "But if we're going to do well, we'll have to rely on our quickness and use our heads, because we just don't have the size." ' Fourteen lettermen form the backbone of the Comet squad. Ten letter winners graduated. Experience dots the El Paso offensive backfield with 160-pound letterman Marty Hynes back for his senior year at quarterback, along with 170-pound returning two-year letterman Don Hudson ways as does 180-pound halfback Steve Kuerth. Getting the starting quarterback role is 145-pound sophomore Sean French. King and Kuerth also play on defense. Junior tackle Ward Hall literally anchors the line tipping the scales at 240 pounds. Sophomore Gary Gundy (195) and center Brian Wilson (200) also add bulk to the offensive line. "Defensively we'll be strong overall," Ervin predicted. "And if the quarterback situation works out, and I'm confident it will, we should be in good shape offensively." King, Kuerth, and Wilson are lettermen, as are senior guard Steve Wright (190), senior end Ed Hany (170), tackle Curt Stoller (215), junior guard Scott Umland (160), and junior fullback Kenny Nyberg (195). Senior end Dan Rinkenberger (170), an AFS student this summer, will rejoin the team next week. "We'll be the kind of team that will take advantage of the other teams' mistakes," Ervin said. "We'll be trying to force our opponents into mistakes, and hopefully, we'll be in every game we play. "The conference is well-balanced, and no team will be unbeatable," he said. "After two home games against Chatsworth and Ford Central, we'll play what I consider to be the three favorites Minonk-Dana-Rutland, Lexington, and Chenoa." Gridley facts HEAD COACH Ron Ervin, 1st season NICKNAME Redskins CON F E RENCE Midstate 1975 RECORD 7-2 (5-2 in Midstate) ROSTER LETTERMEN Player Pos. Class Weight Joe King FB Senior 160 Steve Wright G Senior 190 Brian Wilson C Senior 200- Dan Rinkenberger E Senior 170 Ed Hany E Senior 170 Curt Stoller C Senior 215 Scott Umland G Junior 160 Steve Kuerth HB Junior 180 Kenny Nyberg FB Junior 195 OTHER SQUADMEN Dave Henk E Senior 170 Randy Rich HB Senior 150 Jim Grusy G Junior 160 Ward Hall T Junior 240 Kyle Thurmon E Junior 120 Dan Flemming HB Junior 150 John Naas QB Junior 165 Rich Kuntz G Soph. 150 Brian Alvey B Soph. 165 Troy Umland E Soph. 150 Dave Froelich G Soph. 150 Jody Henk B Soph. 160 Rich Husseman G Soph. 160 Mike Starkey G Soph. 160 Tom Nelson B Soph. 160 Sean French QB Soph. 145 Herb Flesher....- E Soph. 130 Jim Kaiser B Soph. 130 Gary Gundy T Soph. 195 Jeff Thurmon G Soph. 170 Tim Kaupp E Soph. 150 Tony Kaupp E Soph. 145 SCHEDULE Sept. 10 Chatsworth Sept. 17 Ford Central Sept. 24 At Minonk-Dana-Rutland Oct. 1 Lexington Oct. 8 At Chenoa Oct. 15 El Paso Oct. 22-At Flanagan Oct. 29 Woodland Nov. 5 At Deer Creek-Mackinaw () Midstate Conference games All games start at 7:30 p.m. j'Ta 1 ,r!itjTVrw. IMPORT j j figervice For Over 30 Years" ffl (fll) O g ' I ROLL . . . x I rr Somestic ! 'I INTO A NEW BOWLING n JT If My o SEASON WITH ... 4 J JLrVar 1 TRUCK I )J ROSE SPORTING GOODS Jyr I ( hCB If SHIRTS AND BLOUSES Jf I J J '.JgL -JP f HILTON & KING LOUIE X ' I 1 ' i ' I' J M I r? I ! I BOWLING BALLS & SHOES '-4 ) f5r L STOP IN TODAY C( I VV TIRE$ i; T0WAND A PIAZA OPEN M-S M-Se30 HI. NITE 7U 100-121-2013 fl e 303 S. Main-ftloominsten J iL ' ( M , i. i i T L a-lVfOorta-4Va3 - : Pantagraph B-2 Bloomington on quickness V. - . LiriGrnQll DOCK and sophomore letterman Ron Ales (180) in the backfield. Senior lettermen include tackles Tony Grubb ( 185) and Tracy Armstrong (190), ends Mike Zimmerman (165) and Mike Sparks (155), and defensive back Jim Skolek (145). . Lettering juniors are guard-linebacker John Sutton (155), defensive back Garen Cornett (145) and linebacker Murray Hynes (140). Sophomore back Tom Kearfott (190) and end Greg Wilkey (155) are two lettermen prospects, as is nonletterman Greg Sturm (160). "Any one of six teams, if they avoid injuries, could win the conference," Wadsworth said. "And I include our Berry 's World "Hey. mister, do you play tor the Chicago White Sox?" Borg seeks third Pro Tennis BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) -Sweden's Bjorn Borg launched his bid for a third consecutive U.S. Pro Tennis Championship by whipping former Stanford star John Whitlinger, 6-3, 6-1, Monday night in the opening round of the $125,000 tournament at Longwood. Borg, a 20-year-old sensation sidelined by an injury since he added the coveted Wimbledon title to his long list of honors in early July, appeared rusty at the start of his return to competition. However, he settled down quickly and dashed Whitlinger 's upset hopes. Whitlinger, the 1974 national collegiate champion from Neenah, Wis., shocked Borg in the opening game, breaking through the Swede's serve to take an early advantage. However, Borg, at home on Longwood's clay court where he won the U.S. Pro Title the last two years, evened the match by breaking Whitlinger's service with long volleys and a finishing drop shot in the sixth game. Borg broke Whitlinger's service again in the eighth game and then held service after deuce in the ninth game to win the set. Borg needed just 22 minutes to polish off Whitlinger in the second set. Borg, despite his two previous victories here, is seeded second in his bid - Norrnal, III. Tue., Aug. 24, 1976 i.V I 2L. IJK El Paso has six returning lettermen linemen. In front from left are Jim Skolek, John Sutton, Mike Sparks; in mWdle row, Mike Zimmerman, Tracy Armstrong; and in back Tony Grubb is flanked by assistant coaches John Fleetwood and Mike Grose. team in that group." , The Comets kick off the season, playing host to nonconference foe Argen--ta on Sept. 10. El Paso facts HEAD COACH Sam Wadsworth, 7th season (6-year record 31-22) NICKNAME Comets CONFERENCE Midstate 1975 RECORD 3 6 (2 5 in Midstate) ROSTER LETTERMEN Player Pos. Class Weight Marty Hynes OB Senior 160 Don Hudson B Senior 170 Tracy Armstrong T Senior . 190 Tony Grubb T Senior 185 Mike Sparks G Senior 185 Mike Zimmerman E Senior 165 Tim Wilkey B Senior 180 Jim Skolek E Senior 145 Garen Cornett . B Junior 145 John Sutton , G Junioi 155 Murray Hynes .'. B Junior 140 Ron Ales B Soph. 180 Tom Kearfott B Soph. 190 Greg Greg Wilkey E Soph. 155 ' OTHER SQUADMEN Randy Loyd T Senior 250 Corbin Cole C Junior 160 Tony Clark G Junior 170 Kevin Crump E Junior 160 , Bob Lovings B Junior 140 Donnie Raymer G Junior 150 Doug Dehority QB Junior 140 Scott Armstrong B Junior 155 Dave Geiselman C Junior 155 Keith Henry G Junior 165 Erich Schertz G Junior 160 Greg Sturm QB Soph. 160 Oren Hudson T Soph 155 Tim Keisewetter T Soph. 170 Jon Pinkham B Soph. 140 Rick Walden G Soph. 155 Teddy Hudson E Soph. 150 Dennis Hodel C Soph. 145 Shawn Bushert B Soph. 125 Doug Carley B Soph. 120 Steve Miller G Soph. 135 Mike Krug G Soph. 140 Joe Sparrow T Soph. 170 Chuck Taylor G Soph. 150 Frank Loyd G Soph. 145 SCHEDULE Sept. 10 Argenta Sept. 17 At Eureka Sept. 24 Flanagan Oct. 1 At Woodland Oct. 8 Deer Creek-Mackinaw Oct. 15-At Gridley . Oct. 22 Lexington j Oct. 29 At Chenoa ' Nov. 5 Minonk-Dana-Rutland (') Midstate Conference games All games start at 7:30 p.m. to join Rod Laver as a winner three consecutive years. Jimmy Connors is seeded No. 1 on his first return to Longwood since he won the U.S. Pro title in 1973. Connors is scheduled to play his first-round match Tuesday. Sports transactions FOOTBALL National Football League WASHINGTON REDSKINS Ernie Janet, guard, placed on preseason inactive list. NEW YORK GIANTS Bob Burns, running back and Mike Hayes, defensive end, cut. . TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Carl Roaches, wide receiver; Kent Gaydos, tight end; Steve Colavito, linebacker; Alan Pittman, running back, cut. PITTSBURGH STEELERS John Madeya, quar- , terback; Ramsey Simpson and Larry Kain, linebackers, waived. DALLAS COWBOYS Wally Pesuit, offensive line- . man; Hendry Laws, defensive back; Cornelius Greene, quarterback-wide receiver; Arthur Allen, wide receiver; Bob Bruer, tight end; and Jim Schuck, center, , waived. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS John Zook, defensive end, .. acquired from the Atlanta Falcons for offensive lineman Greg Kindle and a 1977 National Football League first-round draft choice. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLORADO ROCKIES Ray Miron, president of --, the Central Hockey League, named general manager. - MINNESOTA NORTH STARS Cesare Maniago, goaltender, traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Gary Smith, goaltender. JOIN THE WINNING YEM1 title 1014 W. Wmlimgfon Open Mon. 4 m. t,M p m Tut. -Sot. a m.6 p.m. fMoomingtwi, IN. 1

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