Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 9, 1971 · Page 14
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Alton, Illinois
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B-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, January 9, 1071 Don Plarski Sports Editor Here and there . . . Bob Blackman, the new University of Illinois football coach who lefl Dartmouth to take on the biggest Excedrin headache he'll ever face, will Ire a plenty busy man starting today. He'll be hopping around the country the next two months in addition to selecting a staff of assistants, recruiting and moving his family to Champaign. The day after he was officially named the Illini boss, Blackman traveled to Hawaii for a clinic and also spoke to Illinois alumni and Illini boosters who followed the Illinois basketball team to the Islands for the Rainbow Basketball Classic. After spending this week in Champaign, the 52-year-old Blackman will travel to the following cities: Jan. 9 (today) — to WASHINGTON, D.C., where he will receive the Board of Governors Award of the Washington Touchdown Club for "Outstanding Contribution to Football." Jan. 10-14 — to HOUSTON, TEXAS, where he will attend a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the American Football Coaches Association (he is a member of that body.) Jan. 20 — to MANCHESTER, N.H., for a banquet honoring the 1970 undefeated and Ivy League champion Dartmouth football team. Jan. 30 — to BOSTON. MASS., where he will speak at a "Coach of the Year" clinic and will receive the Walter Camp "National Coach of the Year" award. Feb. 13 -- to WASHINGTON, D.C., to speak at the "Coach of the Year" clinic. Feb. 13 — to NEW YORK in the evening to address the Americai! Medical Association's symposium on athletic injuries. Feb. 14 — to ATLANTA, GA., to speak to the "Coach of the Year" football clinic. Feb. 20 — to ST. LOUIS to speak at "Coach of the Year" clinic. Feb. 21 — to SEATTLE, WASH., for "Coach of the Year" clinic. Feb. 22-23 — to CHICAGO for Chicago football coaching clinic. All this, plus acquainting himself with Champaign, Illinois and preparing for spring practice. Wow! * * •*• Three players on Southern Illinois University's (Edwardsville) soccer team have been named to the 1970 A1I- Midwesl area All-Star squad announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Two Cougar forwards, Jack Blake and John Carcnzu, were named as was Tom Howe in the backfield. (Laler, Blake was named an All-American by the same association.) The three players helped Coach Bob Guelker compile a 10-3 record during the 70 season. In the Midwest playoffs al SIU, the Cougars were beaten by eventual nalional champion St. Louis U., 2-1. Remember three years ago when Alton had such a fine basketball learn. Three of the players that season were Leon Huff, Sonny Willis and Mike Jeffries. All three are new playing college ball. Huff is a starter at Drake, one of the national powerhouses. He's a 6-7 forward. Willis is doing his Ihing al Houston, also one of the country's strongest teams. Sonny, a 6-2 guard, is the Cougars' top reserve. In Houston's first. 11 games, he played in all of the contests. He hit 17 field goals in 31 attempts (54.8 per cent), canned 15 of 24 free throws (62.5 per cent), pulled down 14 rebounds, had 11 assists and is averaging 4.5 points per game. He is Ihe leam's best playmaker when he's in the game. Jeffries, who quit football in favor of basketball, has been a starter for the Tigers. He played in all of Miz/ou's first 12 games (8-4 record), hit 40 of 80 field goals attempts (50 per cent), connected on 50 of 60 free throws (83.3 per cent and tops on team), had 65 rebounds and averaged 10.8 points per game. Jeff's best game so far was against Ilardin-Siinmons (Texas) when he scored 23 points. * * * Illinois' resurgence in basketball is due, in great part to Harv Schmidt. The Illini are strong this season as they were last year, bul they may be even stronger in the very near future. The Illini freshmen won their first two games, averaging 108 points in the process. Chicago Harper's Kris Berymon and St. Louis' Bill Morris are leading the way. Berymon, a 6-6 forward who led the stale in scoring last season, has a 24-poini average and Morris, a 6-8 center on Beaumont's greal team the last, couple of seasons, is hitting 23.5 poinls. Morris is Ihe leading rebounder for the frosh, pulling down 32. Anolher freshman, C. J. Schroedcr of Davenport, Iowa, is hitting 54 per cent from the field — 20 of 37 and has hit all 11 of his free throws. Interested in high school sophomore basketball'.' Alton is hosting a soph tourney at East, Junior High School Jan 11-12-13-14. Teams entered are Alton, Roxana, Jacksonville, Triad, Quincy, Litchfield, Pittsfield and Lincoln of East. St. Louis. Four games will be played on Monday — Alton vs. Koxana, 4- Jacksonville vs. Triad, 5:30; Quincy vs. Litchfield, 7, and Pittsfield vs. Lincoln at 8:30. Two games in the losers bracket is slated for Tuesday starling at 6, two at the same time on Wednesday, and three on Thursday. Title game is set for 8 o'clock Thursday night. Admission is 50 cents per person. Rick Howal, Illinois guard, is 'one of the finest shooters in the country. After the mini's first seven games, he was shooting at a .548 clip (68 for 124). At the free throw line he was 26"for 29 (.897). The latter mark has to be one of the best in the nalion. His average is 23.1 points per game. * * * Good news for softballers! A permanent fence, chain-link type, will be installed around the outfield at Northside Playground for Hie coming season. It will be eight feel high. Nice going, Bob Busse. (Bob is the new director ol the Alton Park and Recreation Department, replacing Jack Philbrick.) Lineman will receive Vince Lombard! award HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - An award honoring the late Vince Lombard! will go to one of four linemen named to the Associated Press All- American team, it was announced Friday. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew will announce the winner of the first annual Vince Lorn- bardi Award honoring the nation's top collegiate 'lineman of the year at a dinner here Jan. 21. The finalists are Larry di Nardo, offensive guard from Notre Dame, Chip Kell, offensive guard from Tennessee, Rock Perdoni, defensive tackle from Georgia Tech, and Jim Slillwagon, defensive guard and linebacker from Ohio State. The winner will receive the granite Lombard! Ward sym- b o 1 i /. i n g discipline and dedicated to the memory of the former Green Bay and Washington coach who died of cancer last September. NEW YORK (AP) Johnny Bench, catcher for the Cincinnati lleds, was named today winner of the Sid Mercer award as player of the year for 1970 by the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. . Time lor relaxation Haltimore Colt (cam members dial as llnitas and quarterback George Mira. (hey lake in some sun a( the Miami The Colts had most of Friday morning Lakes Golf Club. Shown from the left to relax and began closed practice Fri- are wide receiver Hay Perkins, safety- day afternoon. (AP Wirepholo) man Jerry Logan, quarterback John Spartans, Calhoun unbeaten in Valley North Greene took the lead over Greenfield. In a non- In the second quarter in the Illinois Valley Conference Friday night with an 88-71 win over Carrol lion while Calhoun remained unbeaten with a 07-45 romp league affair, Winchester bounced Jacksonville Roult, 65-61. Calhoun led after first quarter play, 22-10. Calhoun caught Greenfield napping ant! oulscored the home forces 16-6 to go into halftrme leading 34-18. Greenfield was never to get Falcons rebound to clobber Bloom SI'KINGFIKLI), 111. (AP) — The Falcons of Dolton Thornridge, who dropped this week from first to second in the Associated Press poll of Illinois High school basketball, improved their image Friday by soundly defeating No. 12 rated Bloom of Chicago Heights. First rated Proviso East held to its record and clipped Morton East 61-48. Thornridgc fell from first berth Tuesday after dropping a low scoring game to unrated Mounds Meridian. The easy defeat of powerful Chicago Bloom will hearten pollsters. Fourteenth rated Danville and 15th rated Elgin suffered upsets. The Danville Vikings were edged into an overtime and then clobbered by Springfield IliKh School for a 4(i-44 surprise. T h e ' Vikings led the Senators by six points at the end of the third quarter, but the Senators tied things up with only seconds to go. The game was tied once more during the overtime, but a two pointer was netted from the field by Springfield to put them over the top. Aurora East, which has not. been among the AP top 16 teams this season, surprised Elgin, 81-49. In oilier games, fourth Blackmail appoints assistants CHAMPAIGN (AP) — Bob Blackman, now head football coach at tho University o f Illinois, named today an eight-man staff of assistants including five of his former Dartmouth aides. Blackman, 16-st'ason coach ;tt Dartmouth, retained three assistants of former Illini roach Jim Valek. including ,1. C. Caroline; Kills Hainsberger and Jack Robinson. Contracts of five other Valek aides, expiring with Valek's contract next August, will not be renewed. They include Jim Brown, Gem 1 Staiiher, Brodie Western. Lou Baker and John Kaslerbrook. Joining Blackman from h«s Dartmouth staff will be Wall Anderson as rhiel'si'Oiit-coat h; Gary Golden, defensive line coach; John Jackson, of- I e n K i v e backl'iekl; John Nelson, offensive line, ami Carl Meyer, freshman coach. Cage LOS ANGKLKS (AP)— Spencer 11 ay wood versus professional basketball went into overtime today. U.S. District Judge Warren J. Ferguson — called for the next tip-off 10 days hence, and it is possible a court-room super bowl will begin Jan. 29. These were prospects that emerged from a nearly three hour hearing before Ferguson Friday. The judge denied temporary restraining order sought by the Denver Hockels of Ihe American Basketball Association w li i c h would "We now have only one vacancy to fill, defensive backfiold coach," said Blackman. "I hope to fill that position next week so we can get on with the busines of recruiting." Blackman, named successor to dismissed Valek on Dec. L'li, said lie would interview candidates for the remaining job at Washington, D.C.. today and at the NCAA convention in Houston next week. At Washington, Blackman will receive an award from the Touchdown Club for outstanding contribution to football. The new Illini staff has two black assistants, Caroline, former Illini star, as holdover defensive backl'ield roach. and Jackson, a New York University graduate who joined Blackmail's staff a year ago. case rated Paris whipped Robinson, 82-69; Champaign Central cl o w n e d Urbana, 52-34; Mendota over Geneseo, 93-70; Joliet Central narrowly took Joliel West, 62-68; Granite city beal Wood River, 75-64, and Rock Island clubbed Davenport, Iowa, Central, 10078. Southiveslern 70-65 ivinner; record at 9-1 PIASA — Southwestern's Piasa Birds racked up Iheir ninlh baskelball viclory in 10 starts here Friday night, downing hapless Bunker Hill, which is now 1-9, 70-65. The Piasa Birds grabbed the lead at the outsel and never relinquished it. They were ahead at the half, 3826. Ray Taylor led the winners with 25 points and Bob Johnessee counted 23 for the losers. Both teams shot 49 per cenl from the field. Southwestern counted 29 hits of a possible 60 and Bunker Hill registered 26 of i>3. astern copped 35 rebounds to (lie losers' 2(1. HUNKI'R HILL II ). r > 22 17—(15 S'WKSTKKN ID 211 21 11—70 HUNKER HILL—.lolmessee 2:1, l-:illii! M. Hulls 5, Mtmsholt 19. Hopper •!. !••(.; 2«, FT 13, PF 14. SOUTHWESTERN — Urban, 3, llayucr H. Tlmxlun (i, Taylor 25, Kiillwli 11. Hiirlnuin 17, FG 20, FT 12, PI' IN, National Hockey LUIIRUC Results Friday's Results NII (james scheduled Saturday's (lames l,os AiiKolcs at Montreal PlltsliurKh at Toronto New York ul Minnesota lloston al Clilrano Dut'falo al Detroll Vancouver at St. Linus California al Philadelphia Sunday's (lames I'liiliiilrlphiii al Mnalreal. nfl- rriioon Toronto at Detroit New York lit St. l.ouls ('.illinium at ItoMon I.os Anyeles al lUilfaln Minnesota ul Chicago Only liaaics scheduled goes Colt coach humble upon Miami arrival back in the contest. It was outpointed by Calhoun 17-14 in the third quarter and again in the final stanza, 16-13. Jim Johnson led all scorers in the game with a 17-point effort for the winners. Mike Barry supplemented the cause with 14 while Carl Suhling chipped in with 12. Greenfield was led by Je^f Gainers' 11 markers. From the field Calhoun hit 26 of G5 for 40 per cent. Greenefild managed to connect on 17 of 48 for 35 per cent. Calhoun's record went to 8-1 and 2-0 in IVC. The Spartans from North Greene made the first three periods good for 22 or more points apiece for their win. In the first quarter they scored 22 markers while holding Carrollton to 10. The victors were slill hot in the second frame as they added 25 markers to the first quarter score. At halftime the Spartans were coasting, 47-22. North Greene kepi up the torrid pace with 27 points in the third period. The Hawks revived themselves at intermission and came out with a 21-point splurge in the third stanza. The Spartans still were in command going into the fourth quarter, 74-43. North Greene went 36 of 67 from the field for 54 per cent and in 31 tries from the line hit 16 for 49 per cent. The Hawks throw up 54 field shots, hit 28 for 51 per cent. From the stripe they hit 15 of 30 for 50 per cent. Turnovers hurt the Hawks as they counted 22 to the Spartans' 10. North Greene posts a record of 7-3 and is now :.f-l) in the conference. Carrollton is 6-4 on the season and 1-2 in conference play. CAI.IIOUN 07, GREENFIELD 45 CALIIOUN 18 Ifi 17 I6--B7 CJHlCl-Niniil.O 12 fi 14 13—45 CALHOUN—Johnson 17, Suhllng 12, Uiirry 14, l.urton 8, De-veiling 5. Roth 4, Clomlenny 4, Becker 3. J'Xi 2«, FT 15. PF 17. • GREENFIELD—Cinlner 11, Fry !), Cole «, Haldcss 8, O'Brien (> Wllllnms 2. FG 17, FT 11, PF 16. FOULED OUT—Williams. NORTH GREENE 88, CAKROLLTON 71 (At Currollton) NO. GREENE 22 25 27 14—88 I'ARROLLTON 10 12 21 28—71 NORTH (JRl'KNK — Davis 18, Ncff IK. Cnx 17. Vinyiml K, Uawtly (i. Fi; :t(i, FT Ml. PF 22. CARROI.I.TON—-G ruder 20, Hot- loin 20. Adi'nck 10. H option 8, Ruunilcuunt 4, Howard 3, Wild- IHIRCMI 2. F(i 2H, FT 15, PF 25. FOlll.KI) OUT — Dnwdy (NG). Cruder (C). Bottom (C). MIAMI (AP) — Except for his 6-feet-4 inches, Don Me- Cafferty was inconspicous as usual in the crowd of Baltimore Colts filing from an Eastern DC-8 jet at Miami International airport Thursday night. "Mainly, I'm happy to be here," said the 49-year-old Ohio native who guided the Colts to a Super Bowl date in his first season as head coach. "I thought we had a pretty good ball club, but I never thought we'd be here." McCafferty's style was as conservatively decorous as the green sport jacket hanging neatly from shoulders which once functioned in Ohio State's offensive line under Paul Brown. "I hope so," McCafferty deadpanned when somebody asked if the Colts were in Roxana gets by O'Fallon by 54-47 O'FALLON - Roxana's basketball Shells outscored O'Fallon by 12 points int he final period to whip the host club, 54-47, marking their fourth win of the season. The Shells, who have lost seven times, were forced to come from behind a 23-21 halftime disadvantage. Dean Bush led the winners with 10 points and Larry Goodnick had 15 for the losers. O'Fallon is now 5-9 for season. Roxana boards, 37-22. ROXANA O'FALLON the controlled the 20—54 11 10 13 10 13 16 ROXANA— Kissack 9, Harvick 6, Bush 10, Toner 8, Kratschner 8, Scrogglns 4, Wilson 4, Voyles 5. FG 17, FT 20, PF 20. O'FALLON— Schloemann 3, T. Nevenner 8, J. Nevenner I, Goodnick 15, McCoy 11, Mueller G, Schackelford 3. FG 16, FT 15, PF 17. Prin avenges loss, 67-65 ELSAH — Principia College gained some basketball revenge here Friday night in tripping Illinois College, 6765. Earlier in the year, Illinois College had downed Principia, 91-70. The winners were ahead at the half, 35-27. Mike Bushong hit 25 points for the winners while Dennis Wright led the losers with 21. Principia is now 2-5 for the season while Illinois College is 3-8. ILLINOIS COLLEGE 27 38—65 PRiNCIPIA 35 32—67 ILLINOIS COLLEGE — Phillips 14, Wright 21, Young 4, Vortman 16, Franklin 3, Woodrlng 2, Skeers 4, Knapp 1. FG 21, FT 23, PF 23. PRINCIPIA—Neltman 16, Bushong 25, Ryan 10, Merrell 11, Dribble 5. FG 24, FT 21, PF 21. W or den loses 82-68 decision W 0 R D E N - Aviston Central broke into a second period lead and never let Worden up in winning an 82-68 basketball game here Friday night. The two were even at the first quarter's end, 12-12 but Aviston moved out front at the half, 34-30. It was 55-52 at the end of the third. It was only Worden's third loss 14 games thus far. Mark Schneider led Worden with 16 points. Dant had 21 for the winners. AVISTON—Dant 21. Kellers G, Floppe 18, A. L. Warnecke 13, A. W. Wurncckc 6. Zorllene 7, Hug- gcs 10. FG 27, FT 2, PF 18. WORDEN— Vazzl 9, Coffmun 10, Schneider 16, Dezort 2, Jim Heine- meler 12, Jeff Helnemeaer 9. FG 23, FT 18. PF 30. good shape to combat the Dallas Cowboys Jan. 17 in the Orange Bowl. "Seriously, we had our troubles early, including a lot of injuries that brought about switches in personnel. Many people came through for us and are responsible for our being here." One of them came down the stairwell a few minutes after McCafferly. Tom Goode, who toiled four years for the Miami Dolphins, was claimed last month by the Colts and activaled for the stretch drive when infirmities hobbled center Dan Curry. Injured In training camp, Goode had been reserved and then placed on waivers by the Dolphins in the hope of reactivating him themselves. "The Bears' game was our turning point," McCafferty noted. "We were down, 17-0, and came back to win when we needed it badly. I think we all began to realize how far we could go after that one." Chicago had built, its lead in the first quarter on that Nov. 29 afternoon, aided by Don Freeman in doghouse, gets traded SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Stars of the American basketball Association traded temperamental Donnie Freeman, the team's second leading scorer, and Wayne Hightower to the Texas Chaparrals today. The trade followed a $1,000 fine slapped on Freeman by Stars' General Manager Vince Boryla Thursday night. Boryla said the fine was for "conduct detrimental to his teammates and to the Utah Stars." Texas players involved in the trade were Ron Boone and Glen Combs — the two leading pointmakers for the Chaparrals. Freeman has been averaging 23.5 points per game, but has been out of the lineup for 16 of the Stars' first 40 games. The former Madison (111.) High School and Illinois star has been named to play in the ABA All-Star game, Jan. 23. Freeman didn't play Thursday night when Utah beat the Chaparrals 114-107, and Boryla announced the fine shortly after the game. "That was the straw that broke the camel's back," Boryla said. Boryla said also he was upset when the 6-foot-4 guard told reporters the reason he was not playing was not because of illness, but because of contractual problems. overtime compel Haywood to play for the Rockets ami no one else, including his present employers, the Sealtje Super- Sonics of the National League. Haywood also asked the court to ban the rival NBA from enforcing its four-year rule, one that prohibits the NBA from signing u college player until after his class graduates. The judge kept the NBA regulation in effect for at least 10 days but said he will dissolve the restraining order if the Haywood defense can come up with evidence of antitrust violation. I f such evidence is presented, Judge Ferguson explained in chambers later, "a full-scale hearing" will begin Jan. 29 which could open up a huge barrel of worms. Otherwise, other NBA owners presumably would force Seattle to release Haywood. The main issue would be: Can a federal court negate rules and regulations of such organizations as the NBA, pro baseball and football? i The courtroom was well populated and there were enough lawyers at each lable to make up a pair of basketball teams. In the complicated train of events, Haywood was signed by the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA Dec. 28 after announcing he wanted no part of Denver, where he was the ABA's most valuable player as a rookie last season. The NBA has no four-year rule and signed Haywood as a freshman out of Detroit University as a "hardship three interceptions thrown by John Unitas. But. the ever- dangerous quarterback brought the Colts back, topping his performance with a 54-yard pass to John Mackey for the winning touchdown with less than four minutes left. McCafferty, almost a native in his third Miami trip within five months, admitted the Dolphins kept his squad alert practically throughout the Eastern Division scramble. Both McCafferty and Unitas had praise for Don Shula, who left the Baltimore job last year and led the Dolphins to a 10-4 record and an American Conference playoff spot. Leader worft say too much in LA tourney LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Smith, a free-swinging, quickquipprng bachelor, has his game in gear, his mouth clamped shut and a new attilude that he isn't talking about. "I'm not going to talk much yet," Smith said after assuming a two-stroke lead Friday after two rounds of the $110,000 Glen Campbell- Los Angeles Open golf tournament. Smith, a 28-year-old from Sacramento, Calif., has yet to win in more than three years on the pro tour. He hasn't finished higher than fifth but was the second-round leader at the Colonial National Invitation in Ft. Worth last year. "I got in there for an interview and talked and talked and talked," he said. "The press secretary told me later I'd better save something in case I won. Smith, one of three tied for the top spot going into the second round, took a scrambling 69 for 135 —seven under par on the Rancho Park course — in the morning chill. That left him two strokes in front of Art Wall, Ray Floyd, Bob Lunn, Don January and Phil Rodgers, tied at 137. Rodgers and Wall had 67s, January a 68 and Lunn and Floyd 69s. Masters champion Billy Casper and Tom Shaw, tied with Smith going into the second round, slipped to 72s for 138 and were tied at that figure with U.S. Open champion Tony Jacklin, who had a 69. Arnold Palmer had an erratic 71 for 142 and was well back in th'e pack. It took a score of 144 or better to survive the cut for the final two rounds. Among the more prominent casualties were four $100,000 winners from last year. PGA champion Dave Stockton, Australian Bruce Devlin, Dave Hill and Larry Hinson. EDWARDSVILLE 66, COLLINSVILLE 56 (At Edwardsvllle) EDWARDSVILLE-G. Ahart 16, -R. Ahart 5, Hesterberg 20, Krum- elch 0, Wendler 7, Mitchell 18 FG 22, FT 22, PF 15. COLLINSVILLE — Kingsbury 2, Stephens 4, Harner 15, Knarr 19, Bone 2, Schaulat 4, Brunken 6. FG 22, FT 12, PF 19. Fouled out—Harner. Garden & Lawn SUPPLIES case." The original contract was torn up and the new one for $1.9 million was signed last spring. After Haywood jumped the Denver team, President Sam Schulman of the Sonics signed him Dec. 28. Schulman previously had asked the NBA owners to waive the four-year rule and was voted down, 143. NBA attorney Arthur Groman accused Schulman at the hearing of engineering the Haywood lawsuits in an effort "to subvert and destroy the NBA." 1301 MILTON RD. ALTON, ILL., 465-9714 MON.-WED., JAN. 11-13 ANY 6 $19 GARMENTS Excluding Furs, SueUes, Etc. 1 Hour Cleaning Before 3 p.m. Men's Shirts 5 '- OPEN 7:30 A.M.-6 P.M.

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