The Wheeling Herald from Wheeling, Illinois on March 1, 1973 · Page 41
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The Wheeling Herald from Wheeling, Illinois · Page 41

Wheeling, Illinois
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Thursday, March 1, 1973
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Notre Dame lands Lloyd Jack Lloyd Jack Lloyd, an all-state football player out of second-year Rolling Meadows High School, has signed a letter of intent to attend Notre Dame University next fall. A two-way performer at inside linebacker and offensive tackle for coach Angelo Barro, Lloyd was the recipient of the coveted Knute Rockne Award. The award, presented Dec. 11 by the Notre Dame Club of Chicago, signifies excellence both in the classroom and on the field. Lloyd was the Mustangs’ co-captain both years of his varsity career and was named to every major newspaper’s all- state or all-area team. As a senior, Lloyd made 119 tackles, 94 of which were solos. He intercepted two passes, recovered three fumbles and tackled a quarterback in the eirfzone for a safety. Jack ranks 70 in a graduating class of 400 at Rolling Meadows and also participates on the Mustang basketball team. “He’s one of the finest kids that I’ve coached in all my years of football,” Barro said. “He was the complete player, both ability-wise and attitude-wise. The way he loves football, I can’t see how he can miss becoming a great college player.” Board approves Selvig AD appointment Wayne Selvig will be the athletic director at the new Buffalo Grove High School. The appointment of Selvig, who is the gymnastics coach at Wheeling High School, was approved Monday evening by the High School Dist. 214 board. Selvig has been with the district since 1962. He will be head of physical education, health, driver education departments and athletic director at Buffalo Grove. Paul Jordan, head football coach at Forest View, will become head of foreign languages and social studies departments at Buffalo Grove. He is now a social studies teacher at Forest View. Jordan joined the district in 1962. There were no immediate announcements on the possible replacements in the Wheeling and Forest View athletic departments. Many heroes for Prospect (Continued from page 3) trouble by drawing three offensive whistles and a quick exit from Arlington’s pointman. But even Prospect’s early brilliance — a 10-point lead at halftime and 12 in the third quarter — was suddenly overshadowed by the surging Cardinals. That’s when Arlington made the mistake of pressuring Knight guard Val Grafitti to the point of fouling him off the half-court squeeze press. Grafitti, having received the nod from Slayton after Blasco was disqualified with five fouls, stepped to the free throw line twice with one-and-one bonus situations and the Knights frantically trying to protect a two-point advantage. “I guess i’m the best free throw shooter on the team,” Grafitti said almost as modestly as he closed the door on Arlington 15 minutes earlier with a 4-for-4 accuracy. “Coach (Slayton) always has us shoot 50 free throws in practice and he records how many we make,” Val said. “I usually hit 45 or 46. I was glad to get a chance tonight.” The stunning exhibitions by sharpshooter Brian Groth (6 of 9 from the floor) and reliable Will Freeman (10 points and four bounds) couldn’t be overlooked from Prospect’s vantage point. Even Jay Vogele’s contribution will be remembered. He and Groth cut the nets off the baskets at both ends of the floor immediately following the game. That’s a total team effort! Singing the praises of Prospect's 55-51 conquest of Arlington in the MSL's title game and making no mistake of who's No. I. ‘Proud of comeback’ says Cardinals’ Zigman by PAUL LOGAN CJoming into the Prospect-Arlington championship game, two things had proven pretty constant throughout the Mid-Suburban League: *Knight Tom Bergen always scores in double figures (30 twice, 20 seven times and in the teens the rest of the 13 MSL games). *The Cardinals make very few mistakes (about a dozen a game). when Arlington coach George Zigman glanced over the scorebook in Prospect’s visiting locker room afterwards, he did a double take. “Normally you’d think that if you held him to eight you’d beat Prospect,” he said softly of the league’s leading scorer. However, his team’s usual smooth working unit made nearly a game’s worth of mistakes in the first half (nine to Prospect’s two). The Cardinals handed the Knights a 29-19 lead at intermission. “You can’t spot Prospect — a senior team — 10 at halftime or you’re in trouble,” said Zigman. Coach Bill Slayton’s team made the lead stand up during the second half for a tense 55-51 victory Tuesday night. “Prospect played an aggressive man- to-man,” he continued. “When they did that in the first half we weren’t moving.” In a brief halftime pep talk, Zigman instructed his fairly young team to “take the fight to them.” Momentum seemed in the visitors’ favor with 3:09 left in the third quarter. The clock was frozen at that point after 6-foot-9 center Dan Donahue’s basket made it 37-29. the play also helped the Cards get rid of 6-8 terror Bergen, who sat down soon after with four fouls. Despite this dangerous situation, the Knights still appeared as loose as ever. Heading into the fourth quarter with a 43-33 advantage, Mark Blasco fouled out. This most aggressive of Prospect’s guards had helped give his team some defensive leadership. With Blasco in there and Bergen on the bench, too, the Knights began playing to protect their lead. They became cautious. In the meantime, Brian Gaare, Arlington’s 6-5 forward, bagan taking charge. Both on the boards in shooting he rallied the Cards into an aggressive unit. “He kept us in there,” praised Zigman. “He made some big buckets.” The lead melted down to two, 47-45, on Gaare’s basket. Again with two minutes left he brought his team within a bucket again, 49-47. Then four straight foul shots by Val Grafitti ended the North Division champ’s comeback. “A couple of times we came within a gnat’s eyelash of getting that ball in the fourth quarter,” said Zigman, recalling his team’s ballhawking efforts. “I was proud of the way they came back.” The ArUngton coach also praised Bob Bostrom, who led both teams with 19 points. “He really had a game, didn’t he. He was quite instrumental in their winning the game.” Fremd’s Finis, Maine’s Castonzo pick Illinois Jerry Finis The University of Rlinois has landed two more outstanding area football players, it was announced yesterday. Jerry Finis of Fremd and Bill Castonzo of Maine East will attend Illinois on football scholarships next fall. Finis, a 6-2, 225-pounder, was named to the Champaign News-Gazette All-State team. From his inside linebacker post, he was the leading tackier on an outstanding defensive team. On offense he was a superb one-on-one blocker. The niini coaching staff feels he could be a standout in college either as an offensive guard or offensive tackle. Illini head coach Bob Blackman said of Finis: “He is a very pers(mable, intelligent young man. Jerry could be outstanding in college at either offense or defense, but because of his size and quick reactions, we feel he could be a great pulling guard.” Castonzo, 6-5, 220-poimd lineman who excelled on both offense and defense for Maine East, was particularly effective as a blocker. “Bill is a tall, rangy young man who will undoubtedly continue to fill out with added maturity,” said Blackman. “He could do a fine job either as an offensive tackle or offensive guard; and because of the excellent hands he has from playing basketball (a Maine East starter), there is also the possibility he could be a tight end in college.” Quarterback Jeff Stewart of Elk Grove and end Marty Friel of Hersey, both All- I “T """T <^«-"-< 00 . 01 Staters, bad previously announced for II- Arlington. Jim Stull also hounds Freeman on defense linois. BLINDED. Prospect's Will Freeman finds it hard to shoot Prospect built up a 12-point lead, barely protected it in with a hand^ in his face — that of Jerry DeSimone of the closing moments, and walked off with a 55-51 victory in the Mid-Suburban League championship. (Photo by Bob Strawn)

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