Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 23, 1977 · Page 4
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 4

Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1977
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My (urn * Hilh Burton Odds and cm Is IN PREPARING for * n*w yr-ar. *f :},v:;t-h! i'. )>*<•'. '•', clean jwme of this mountain <>1 rri^i'-ris; ''.'. ?.'.;r <\f- r -'v .- ,?. nice tfi sw daylight mvf in a whih In dfiinj' £(>, WC'VP di.vA-«-rf"<5 '<M<y '-nt.'^h. ''-*. <-r:tl iirrrffi worthy of note, and *r-'\] sis' 1 th;* n.'r.irttr, ;>•"•, ;i fs'.ch- all, Unless a man Just wanted u<makp :! l!i»ta*a>. i!'? not ail that lough being a sports Hitnr For on«- thir.f-', r*-?.pS<- around are just more than happy !<> M-r/i ths* and m<wt o'.her sports desk of daily newwiBpws enough rnatTial through the mails daily to fill a 35 page sw.ti«n All «f have to do is stft through the material, which ran^e.'i from bJatr-nt arj- vertisirig to, on occasion, newsworthy material. week is the prepared release from the Univf-rsity of Arkansas. BuU:h Henry, the UofA Sports Information Director, prepares a packet of (statistics, up-tc,-<Jale info on the team, and information r oncer niru; the upcoming find just passed ball game, no matter what the soavm. K-v:h football week, It was eagerly anticipated, and much "f our column material during the year was drawn from this info. During basketball season, Butrh is rontimunj; th' 1 mail- outJi, largely due to the enour rnouMy irit reaseJ fan support of the Hogs' cagcrs, also due to a winning record. An example of the info provided in a recent basketball release— Did you know that this basketball team, which lias won eight straight games, Li only the seventh in Arkansas history to claim that honor? Previous years were 76-77 18 straight); 26-27 (8 straight i; 42-43 (10 straight); 28-29 Ml consecutive); and 25-26 (10 in a row.) •Speaking of mountain of papers, you ou#ht to see what Notre Dame University sent us the other day. As we were just mentioning, Arkansas (and nil the other SWC schools'! send us info on games. The Orange Howl release from Arkansas, for example, just came, nnd was a neatly prepared, 20 or so page sa. riurm'ograpried stapled newsletter — typewritten. Texas, in its' Outon Howl release, sent va about the sarnc info. Then, lo and behold, comes Notre Da me. An impressive looking envelope, It was opened to discover a full color, 100- page, slick -printed, brochure, in Its own loosclcaf binder-as professional as one would expect * probably more-soi than from the Super Bowl contenders. The Fighlin 1 Irish spare no expense— they even first -classed mailed it, tit a cost of $1.60. Any Notre Dame fans in Hope are welcome to come down and study the thing— we'd hate for it to KO to waste. A release just received from the Missouri Military Academy informs us Cadet Bill Bruner, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Bruner, Jr., HFD 5 In Hope, has received a provisional varsity cross-country letter, He was honored at a recent athletic awards banquet lit Uie Mexico, Mo., college prep school. While we're on honors, there arc a few Hope footballers who have earned yet another honor, this one being named to the All-Southwest Arkaasas team as named by the Texarkana Gazette. From Hope on the all-star squad were defensive lineman Rufux Herndon, tight end Danny Regan, and tackle Johnny VIckers. Sophomore running back Kevin Hill was tabbed Uie sophomore of the year In the area. Herndon was honored even further, by being named to the exclusive "All Four States Area Team" comprised of SW Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Other area stars named to the SW Arkaasas team were guards Nate Coulter of Nashville and Bill Cole of Magnolia ; center Robert Russell of Stamps, quarterback Danny Gordon of Nashville, running backs Richard Cook of Stamps, Gary McCaulcy of Prcscott nnd Willis Smith of Foreman, kicker Tony Nassar of Prescott, defensive linemen Wallace Hopson of Prescott and Thomas Sal- terwhite of Stamps, and defensive backs Mike Vickers of Stamps and Clayton Muldrcw of Lewlsvillc. Coach of the year in Die Southwest Arkansas area was awarded to James Raley of Stamps. Congratulations to all of these on well-deserved awards. While many Hope students are enjoying a two-week holiday for Christinas and New Year's, the Hope basket- bailers will be keeping busy with Uie Falrview Junior and Senior Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament in -Camden. Hope will play Camden in the senior boys' division on Dec. 27, at 9 p.m., while the Hope juniors will face Camden juniors earlier in the evening, ut 6:15. Semi final games will be played Dec. 29, with the finals set for Dec. 30. Trophies will be presented to first, second and third place winners from each division. Hope will kick off its District competition Jan. 3 against Malvern in Hope with the B-team, juniors anil senior boys all seeing aaction. The same night, Uie junior and senior girls will be travelling to Malvern. 'Hie Hope baskelbaliers are having a superb year, with Coach Bill Niven's Senior Boys having a 7-2 record, one of the best starts Hope has gotten off to in many years. Fun support in indoor sport such as basketball gives the supported team a tremendous edge. Your patronage is more than welcomed by coaches and team alike. As "un-chic" as It may be to say It, we're Bob Hope fans. And we chuckled more than once during this Christmas special this week, as he introduced the AP All-American team. lx>otis Harris, Arkansas' all-star lineman, was introduced by Hope, apparently a "Star Wars" afflcionado, as being Die idea behind "The Force" in Uie movie. You'd have had to seen the movie to appreciate that one. Earl Campbell, Uie bruising runner lor the University of Texas, carries so many people with him downfield Unit are trying to tackle him, Uie coaches at UT, Hope said, have considered using the Tyler-native for the team bus. Defensive tackle Brad Shearer, the only other SWC member to make the team, is majoring in business administration. Hope quipped Shearer is looking for a market for "used quarterback parts." We don't want to dwell on this much, but it is interesting and ironical, in retrospect. Ben Cowins was one of the three players recently taken out of Uie Orange Bowl for disciplenary reasons by Arkansas football coach Lou Holtz. Here's a quote we found Holu having said earlier in the season about Cowins, "Ben had a great year. He is a great example of an ideal football player. First, he does riot miss practice. Second, he runs every play in practice like it was a game. Third, he is a perfect example. Fourth, he never says a word on the practice field. FifUi, he is a good pass receiver. He is an intelligent young man. 1 have as much respect for him for what he does without the ball as 1 do for what he does with the bull." Brewer leads Hogs to 78- 72 win So much for that. Have a merry, merry Christmas. TILLNFXTTIME Bll.LY BL'KTON —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Pod Rogers AHKANSAS'S SIDNEY MONCH1EF, 32, stretches his f>'4" frame high over Kansas' Clint Johnson (:! i in Thursday night's basketball game at Lit lie Hock. Moncrief hit for 19 points as the Hogs won their eighth straight, 78-72. A 1'L playoffst ^K. Ark Ron ti r ,-'Ai-r <•<!•.:(.,>. 27 points m- O;difii ; '.c-'vC-r: e isrn-dunk shots •••r, !b<? fa«t bn-ak to lead fourth- ranked Arkansas 'r> » 78-72 college ba ikclbail victory over :%th ranked Kansas here Thurs- Sidr.r) Moncrief added 19 pom's and nine rebounds for Arkansas, which upped their record to 8-0. John Douglas scored 22 points and freshman Euard Darnel! Valentine hit 16 points for the Jayhawks, who fell In 7-9 Brewer sparked a Razorback spurt midway through the first half scoring a pair of foul shots and a three-point play on a slam-dunk as the Hogs broke a 12-12 tie and opened a 26-14 lead. Terps down Gophers BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) It took Charlie Johnson and his Maryland teammates only one quarter to resolve their problems with the Minnesota offense. They simply shut down the Gopher's attack after one period and enabled Maryland to register a 17-7 college football victory in the inaugural Hall of Fame game. Minnesota, relying on the quickness of quarterback Wendell Avery, had bolted to a 7-0 lead early in the game and threatened again in the opening quarter before the Terps defense took charge. Johnson, a 250-pound junior tackle from Baltimore, was the leader, participating in 16 tackles, including four for losses totaling 19 yards. He also caused two fumbles and recovered another that set up a Maryland touchdown. For his effort, he was a near unanimous choice as the game's outstanding defensive performer. "1 thought I played a pretty good game," Johnson said. Maryland got a first-quarter field goal of 32 yards from Mike Sochko and then delivered the final scores of the game within a 2: 11 span of the second quarter when George Scott scored touchdowns on runs of 2 and 1 yards. The Ra/orbacks held a 37-2t rialftime lead as both teams hit only 4i percent from the field in the first 20 minutes. A Brewer stuff with 10:12 to play gave Arkansas a 58-45 lead, but the Jayhawks begin cutting away at the margin with an agressive press. Arkansas committed 19 turnovers, including four times when the Razorbacks could not in-bound the ball. A Douglas stuff after a steal cut Arkansas' advantange to five, 58-53, but Brewer hit a foul shot and Moncrief added a lay in with 6:44 to go to put Arkansas back in control 61-53. The Jayhawks, whose only other loss was to first-ranked Kentucky, gave the Razorbacks a scare in the last 30 seconds as Wilmore Fowler hit a tip-in and Valentine added '.wo foul shots to make it 74-70. But Marvin Delph hit a pair of free throws with 2fi seconds left and Brewer hit a stuff shot after Douglas scored a v,..-,., • jumper for the final marcir, Kansas outscored Arkansas from the field. 58-50. n- :1 t t j, e Razorbacks connected 28 ,.[ ^ free throw attempts as Kansas was whistled for 23. fouls including five on KU starters Ken Hope Star sport Page Four ^^ Friday, December 23, 11)77 's TD vs. Walter DALLAS (AP) - Walter Payton has never met Tony Dorsett but would like to shake his hand win or lose AFTER Monday's first round National Conference playoff game between the wild car Chicago Bears and Uie heavily favored Dallas Cowboys in Texas Stadium. Paylori. the National Football League's premier runner and heart of the ground-oriented Chicago offcase, said "I've never met Dorsett but I'd like to after the game. I've seen him on film. "He has a unique style. I Uiink in some ways he's a lot like I am. We don't know really what we did on a particular run until we sec the films." Payton added "I don't think. Tony has patterened his run-' ning style after anyone. It's unique. I've heard he's a super individual that's why I want to meet him." Dorsett, the All-American from Pittsburgh, gained over 1,000 yards this year in his rookie season for the Cowboys, something only seven other NFL first year players have clone. Payton, who didn't reach the 1,000-yard plateau his rookie season but gained 1,852 yards as Chicago overcame an early sinking spell to capture it's last six games, said of Dorsett: "I'd put him in the same class with O.J. Simpson and Terry Metcalf." Haidcrs-dolta BALTIMORE (AP) - With the Oakland Raiders in town and the National Football league playoffs getting underway, the game plan of the Baltimore Colls should satisfy running back Lydell Mitchell Uiis week. "You enter the game with a positive feeling when you can do different things," Mitchell said. "That's when you get enthusiastic." Mitchell, with 301 rushing plays and 71 pass receptions during the regular season, never lacks for work during a game. But sometimes it becomes somewhat of a drag for the six-year pro. "When we don't play the best teams," he said, "we get conservative. We don't want to get too fancy, make a mistake, and give up points. That can give the other team momentum. "But when we play the better teams, we've got to use a little imagination. You can't run basic things all day, so we put in a lot of things." Then if one phase of the game plan doesn't work, Mitchell said, the Colts switch to something else. "But it's not like grabbing things out of the sky," he said, "because we'd been practicing them all week." Sleelers-Denver DENVER (AP) - His "mystery neighbors" once laid out a red carpet over his driveway, and later left a trophy and a . bottle of champagne on his doorstep. Craig Morton never experienced such royal treatment in New York or in Dallas. But in Denver, Morton is king. He could do no wrong, leading the Broncos to the championship in the National Football League's American Conference West Division and their first playoff berth. "I haven't had a chance to meet any of my neighbors, we've only lived there six weeks," says Morton. "But they must be awfully nice. "This whole year has been one of great pleasure in Denver, on the field and off. I'm far more excited about the playoffs this year than about any I took part in in Dallas." Denver's record is 12-2 this season, tying the Broncos with Dallas for the best mark in the NFL. -Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Pod Rogers SENIOR MARVIN DELPH, a three-year letterman for Arkansas displays his jumping ability as well as his one-handed jump shot against Kansas Thursdav night, as the Jayhawks were downed 78-72. Ron Brewer, Arkansas' No 10 looks on in background. Three to fight suspension FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Three key players on the sixth-ranked University of Arkansas football team who have been suspended from playing in the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma apparently will continue their attempts to be reinstated for the game. Running backs Ben Cowins and Micheal Forrest and flanker Donny Bobo were unsuccessful Thursday in an attempt to have UA Athletic Director Frank Broyles override coach Lou Holtz' decision to suspend the players for the Orange Bowl. Broyles said the three had not been kicked off the team, nor had they lost their football scholarships. However, Broyles said that Holtz' decision to ban the players from the Jan. 2 Orange Bowl game in Miami would stand. The suspensions were the result of an incident Tuesday in an athletic dormitory involving a woman student, the Northwest Arkansas Times reported. The attorney for the three, John W. Walker, indicated before the hearing that an unsuccessful hearing before Broyles might lead to a restraining order request to a federal court. When asked what the players' next step would be, Walker told The Associated Press Thursday night, "We take the position that when we start things, we must finish them. They are concerned about what has happened to them and the} want this favorably resolved. I don't think this is the end of it." Before the hearing, Walker said, "We'll maybe have a hearing next week before a federal judge to get a temporary restraining order restraining them (the university) from continuing to exclude the three students from the football team," Walker said. "In order to have a hearing, we have to find a way to get a subpoena to coach Holtz before he leaves the state." The football team leaves Monday for Miami to begin preparations for the Orange Bowl game. Holtz left after the hearing on a recruiting trip in Texas. "We want to accomplish the reinstatement of the players. We hope the decision will be rescinded or re versed in administrative channels," Walker said. Broyles, however, said the hearing Thursday would be the last by the university. The hearing was held at the request of Walker and the players. Walker and Perlesta Hollingsworth have been retained by Cowins, Bobo and Forrest. Walker and Hollingsworth are noted civil rights attorneys in Arkansas. Walker said "Cowins vigorously denied the inferences that Coach Holtz has either made or allowed to be made in connection with incident. Cowins, Bobo and Forrest accounted for 21 of Arkansas' 43 touchdowns during the 10-1 regular season. Cowins scored 14 touchdowns; Bobo five and Forrest two. solunar tables K s ' as P rinted - ABl PI Rl ? 8rd AWen Knieht ' s SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during "hese tunes, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has Date Dec. 23 Dec. 24 Dec. 25 Dec. 26 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Day Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday A.M. Minor Major 2:40 3:25 4:10 4:55 '5:45 6:40 7:30 8:20 9:10 10:00 9:15 10:00 10:4$ 11:35 P.M. Minor Major 3:10 9:40 3:55 10:25 4:40 11:05 12:55 Ir40 2:30 3:20 4:10 5:20 6:10 7:05 7:50 8:40 9:30 10:20 11:50 12:25 1:15 2:05 2:55 3:45 4:30

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