Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 11, 1971 · Page 17
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 17

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, January 11, 1971
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New outlook for Chisox next season CHICAGO (AP) - New is the keyword for the Chicago White Sox of 1971. Chuck Tanner is the new manager. Roland Hemond is the new "general manager. Red and White are the new colors of the home uniform and the built-in outfield fences will be torn down for the upcoming season. And the new radio voice of the White Sox will be Harry Caray, who was the "Holy Cow" announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals for a quarter of a century before doing a one-year stint with Oakland A's last season. The accent will be on youth, pitching and speed as the Sox attempt to reverse their dismal record of 56-106 for 1970. Tanner, who piloted Hawaii to the Pacific Coast League Southern championship last season and was named the loop's manager of the year, promised the Sox will be in shape 100 per cent both physically and mentally. "I can't tell'you who will start or how many games we'll win or lose," said Tanner at the Sox' midwinter press conference Friday, "but I know we'll be in shape with a positive mental attitude and we'll be aggressive." Tanner and Hemond, who have made a few deals, are banking heavily on such newcomers as second baseman Mike Andrews, shortstop Luis Alvarado and outfielder Jay Johnstone. Andrews and Alvarado came from the Boston Red Sox .for all-star shortstop Luis Aparicio and Johnstone came from the-California Angels in a deal for Ken Berry, a super flyaawk. In the pitching department the Sox will start with veterans Joe Horlen and Tommy Johns. Then there is Jerry Janeski, who had a promising rookie season last year, plus Bart Johnson and Tom Bradley, an acquisition from the Angels. I', ™i«Ouf doors with, N; *•* John > • Stetson If you're a camping bug, or even have a slight interest, thinking about camping in the future, you won't want to miss the Open Trails Camping Show at the Arena in St. Louis Jan. 26-31. Mini-motor homes, folding plastic sidewdlls on tent trailers, campers that convert fo boats .plus a wide variety of Bother camping equipment and vehicles make it the best camping show around this part of the country. There are always some camping items at the Sports Show in St. Louis but Open Trails show specialize in camping gear and therefore offers much more for the camping buff. All major manufacturers are represented in the show which will feature the products of some 50 different makers of motor homes, travel trailers, camper coaches, pickup campers, tents and tent trailers. One manufacturer has completely replaced canvas sidewalls in its tent trailer line with solid folding plastic panels. There is an increasing interest in mini-motor homes; miniature versions of the large motor, homes built on the chassis of van type vehicles. Several of these will be in the show. A tent campground with special tent camping displays will be featured at the center of the exhibition hall. Individual tent campsites will be set to show the wide variety of camping equipment and the specialty camping equipment such as backpacking, and canoe camping. Andy Devine, motion picture and TV celebrity will be host for the five day show. Devine in addition to being an actor and entertainer is an avid outdoorsman, and we might add (from personal observation) a pretty good hand with a scattergun. FREEPOIIT, Bahamas (AP) — Britain's Peter Butler won the Grand Bahama Open Golf Tournament Sunday when countryman Brian Huggett dropped an approach shot into the water on the final hole to miss a chance for a tie. Butler shot a two-under-par 70 on the final round for a 54-hole total of 274, one stroke ahead of Huggett. The victory earned Butler $1,000 while Huggett picked up $600 for second place. Alfon Evening Telegraph Monday, January 11, 1971 B-5 Durocher's worry: bullpen this year Maryland madness Jubilant University of Maryland fans mob their heroes Saturday night after the Terps' stunning 31-30 overtime upset of second - ranked South Carolina. The Terps held the ball most of the first 20 minutes taking a 4-3 lead at halftime. Trailing 30-25 with 24 seconds to play, Maryland amazed the sellout crowd of 14,312 fans by scoring four points in the final 14 seconds, igniting the celebration. (AP Wirephoto) CHICAGO (AP) — Leo Durocher switched from sunbathing on the balmy bleachers of Acupulco to Chicago's zero-weather to report, that the Chicago Cub bull pen is his chief 1971 worry. Durocher, 64, who missed two previous winter press, conferences, showed up yesterday to join Cub brass and a dozen of his star players in alerting the media on, hopefully, happier times at Wrigley Field this summer. Durocher, whose Cubs wound up five games behind the champion Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League East race last year, said his main concern was relief pitching, although center and right field positions could be contested for starting calls. "We're going to concentrate on the bull pen, on young, strong arms," said the dapper Leo. "We have enough power. Last season, we scored more runs than anybody else in our division and only Cincinnati in the other division made more. "We just didn't put it all together, especially in the final three weeks of the season when one time we'd get pitching and no hitting, then hitting and no pitching." Durocher declined to make any predictions, although he conceded that: "Right today, I'd have to take Pittsburgh in our division." Leo said he was as irked as anybody by the Cubs' fadeout in 1%!) behind the New York Mets and last year behind the Pirates. "Sure we finished second, but close only counts in dancing," he snapped. "I don't want to be close. I want, to win it," Durocher figured the bull pen talent must come from Joe Decier. 23; «md Jim Colborn, 24, both of whom showed flashes of ability last season, and Ron Tompkins, one of six now cubs acquired since last season. Listening to Ourorher expound on his 1971 hopes were such playing veterans as l!on Santo. Ernie Ranks, Handy Hundley, Don Kessingor. G 1 e n n Bcckert, Fergy Jenkins, Ken Holtzmar. Milt Pappas, Billy Williams, J. C. Martin, and Jim Hickman. Banks, the beaming Cub oldster who turns 40 on Jan. 31, came up with his perennial slogan of optimism: "We'll be No. 1 in 1971." Said Durocher about Ernie's future: "He says he can play 120 or more games. I hope he can play 162. But. I'm going to play the best nine men available at any time." Joe Pepitone, who performed surprisingly well in centerfield as ,1 renegade from Houston; Hivkman, and newly acquired Hal 1'reedan, 26, from Atlanta, could step in at first base. Right field isn't clinched by holdover Johnny Callison, who There's another team playing in LA By KEN RAPPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer the same town. Unfortunately, that is, for Southern Cal Coach Bob UCLA and Southern Boyd. California live in two different "It's hard keeping our worlds ... but unfortunately identification in the same city with the best team in the country," says Boyd. "We have to try harder, and concentrate on staying alive. One way of staying alive is beating UCLA, which we Slippery Flyer Earl Stevenson (35) of East St. Louis palms a loose ball while Wood River Oilers Jerry Myers (20) and Scott Turnbeaugh (40) try vainly to get possession as Gary Hannenkamp (14) offers assistance from the rear. East St. Louis won the game, 80-52, at Wood River. have." The Trojans, No. 4 in the country with a 12-0 mark that included Saturday night's 7972 beating of Washington, have risen up on occasion to strike a blow at their crosstown foes. Top-ranked UCLA has lost but four games in five years, two of them to USC. "I've lived with UCLA for some time now and I know what it takes to beat them," says Boyd, "but it isn't easy." How hard is it living in the shadow of a team that has won four straight national championships and six out of the last seven years? "It has tended to submerge a very successful basketball program at Southern Cal," says Boyd, "it has taken longer for us to get the recognition we deserve. It's a wonder we've been able to survive the national champion. We've been growing, though." While Southern Cal continued its move toward ,the top with another victory Saturday, rocksteady UCLA stayed on course with a 95-71 success over Washington State—the Bruins' 127th in their last 131 games. Except for second-ranked South Carolina, the rest of the Top Ten did okay, too. Maryland stalled South Carolina 3130 for the only upset, but third-rated Marquette beat Xavier, Ohio 91-60; Nd. 5 Penn slammed Dartmouth 9277; sixth-ranked Western Kentucky defeated Eastern Kentucky 85-74; No. 7 Jacksonville clouted Miami, Fla., 124-82 and lOth-ranked St. Bonaventure smashed Kent State 85-68 in Saturday's games. Ninth-ranked Notre Dame ambushed Air Force 75-71 in a Sunday game. When Boyd first came to Southern Cal five years ago, the team was lucky to get 400 or 500 fans at a basketball game. The competition was killing him. "The Los Angeles area offers attractive facilities and unless you win big, you don't cut much of a swathe in this town," said Boyd. The Trojans competed against a hot pro team, the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as the ever-present Bruins. People packed the Lakers' Forum and rocked Pauley Pavilion, an attractive facility on the Bruins' campus. Southern Cal, meanwhile, played to echoes instead of applause in the off-campus, city run sports arena. But Boyd, who didn't have losing session at Seattle, wasn't going to start losing games or fans at Southern Cal. He won games first, particularly giving UCLA a rough time of it, and the fans came. The Trojans tied a knot around Lew Alcindor and the powerful 1967 Bruins with a stall that resulted in a 29-29 regulation tie. UCLA won it in overtime, but it was a glimpse of things to come. Southern Cal beat the 1969 national champs 46-44 and won another match against the No. 1 club, 87-86 last year enroute to a solid 18-8 season and national ranking. It made the fans believers. Boyd says they're averaging 8,000 to 9,000 customers a game this year. "Put my team in some BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The tragic death of Italian racing driver Ignazio Guinti marred Sunday's 600-m!le Argentina auto race Sunday. The race was won by a Porsche 917 driven by Jo Siffert of Switzerland and Britain's Derek Bell.' But Guinti's death overshadowed the race. The Italian driver was fatally injured when his Ferrari smashed into the Jean-Pierre Beltoise's Matra on the 38th lap of the 164-lap race. Beltoise's car had run out of gas and Guinti crashed into it rounding a blind curve on the 3.66-mile Municipal Autodrome track. Guinli was leading the race at the time. 'and the the other city," he quipped we'd draw 15,000." Dennis Layloiv, one of fine guards who spark Trojans, hit four straight baskets Saturday night, to wipe out a two - point Washington lead and the Huskies never caught up. The victory brought Boyd's record at USC to 77-39. Steve Patterson, Curtis Rowe and Sidney Wicks, whom Boyd calls the most powerful front line in the country, led UCLA over outgunned Washington Stale. Patterson scored 22 points and Rowe and Wicks each had 21 as the Bruins broke open a close game with six minutes gone In the second half. Dean Meminger scored 29 points as Marquette ran away from Xavier. The cat-quick Warriors blazed to a 13-0 lead at the beginning and never lost it. Ponn slappe.d Ivy League adversary Dartmouth behind Dave Wohl, Bob Morse and Phil Ilankinson. Each scored 16 points for the tall, speedy Quakers. Jim McDaniels scored 24 points before fouling out with almost five minutes loft in the contest, leading the Western Kentucky triumph. Jacksonville sprinted to a 58-30 halftime lead and coasted over Miami. Four payers scored 20 or more points for the Dolphins. St. Bonaventure foughl off a determined, upset bid by Kent Stale behind Greg Gary's 27 points. Hubin Vance led the losers with 19. Austin Can- scored 34 points for Notre Dame, 10 less than he was averaging in the last four games, as the Irish battled off upset-geared Air Force. Kentucky, the nation's No. 11 team beat Florida 101-75; No. 12 Indiana slopped Northwestern 101-90; Memphis State upset No. 13 Louisville 78-75; No. 14 Villanova hammered St. Peter's, N..T. 118-84; lOth-ranked Drake succumbed to Tulsa 60-60; No. 17 Tennessee beat. Georgia 5147 and No. 18 Fordham blasted Holy Cross 102-78 for ils 12th straight. The teams tied for No. 19, Purdue and North Carolina, both won. Purdue clipped Minnesota 8370 and North Carolina lopplod Duke 79-74. came to the Cubs from the Phils after the 1069 season. "Callison was adequate, but he'll have to make the team," said Durocher. One of the floor questions directed at Durocher was a corker, but it didn't stop Leo. Somebody asked Durocher • if he could do a better managing job with improved press relations. "I don't know whether I have bad or good press relations," countered Leo. "Everybody seems to be getting their stories from me. I don't sit on the fence. Can I improve my press relations? I certainly wi'll try." Winchester nudges Pitlaficld, 67-63 WINCHESTER — Winchester High School raised its basketball record to 6-5 here Saturday night with a 67-63 win over Pittsfield. The Wildcats built a 35-26 lead at halftime then hung on the rest of the way. Mark Cooper led the balanced Winchester attack with 20 points. Jay Carlton had 25 for Pittsfield. PITTSF-'IELD 13 13 21 10—8i WINCHESTER 18 17 1G 16—67 PITTSIMELD—Cnpps 10, Cnllen- dar 10, Snydcr 4, Canton 25, Doed- er 4, Myers 7, Bergman 3. FG 27, FT !>, 'PF 25. WINCHESTER — Slieppard 16. Hnnklns 15, Brockhouso 4, Ranbe 12. Cooper 20. FG 21, FT 25, PF Record field for state CHICAGO (AP) - A record field of 311 downstale and Chicago suburban schools, headed by defending champion North Chicago, is entered in the 1971 Illinois High School Association's slate wrestling championship series. The series opens with district competition at 28 centers Feb. 12-13. Qualifiers will advance to seven sectional tourneys, Feb. 19-20, with first and second place class winners, plus Chicago public league qualifiers, advancing to the .state finals at Champaign, 111.. Feb. 20-21. II a r r y FMzhugh, HISA executive secretary, reported Saturday the 311 school entry- lopped by 18 the record entry of 293 in 1970. OVHRSKAS DELIVERY AVAILABLE <DvnLttftw«nr.M or *Htmc*. me. Bob spends another sleepless night By ROB HERTZ; Telegraph Sports Writer WOOD RIVER — If winning basketball games is a dream 'come true, Bob Knight and his Wood River Oilers have spent some pretty unpleasant nights. Saturday evening, after being thoroughly trounced by the Flyers from East St. Louis 80-52, the nightmare reminded the Oilers they have now lost six in a row. They have won but twice. And the Oilers are still in the cellar of the Southwestern Conference with a 0-5 mark. Playing at Memorial Gymnasium, the Flyers forced the story of the season for Wood River. Poor shooting, turnovers, and inept rebounding. The Oilermen, coming off the heels of a setback Friday night at the hands of Granite City 75-64, connected on only 20 of 62 fielders for .323 per cent. From the line on 20 attempts they sank 12 for .600. Even though the Flyers counted 1.8 miscues, Wood River totaled 11, four of which came in the opening stanza which didn't help its cause. The towering height of the Flyers explained the difference in the rebounding. With four of their starting five participants bettering the 6- foot-2 mark, the Flyers snared 67 caroms. Of that, 41 came from the Oiler end and 26 off the offensive boards. • Wood River managed to haul down 19 rebounds, 12 on defense and seven off their own end. It was hard for the Oilers to hold down the scoring of two Flyer regulars. Doug Young and Jim Moton, both of whom stand 6-5, counted 27 points. Both did it on 11-5 combinations. Young, who in addition pulled down 24 rebounds in the game, will be missing from the Flyer line-up Friday night when East St. Louis travels to Edwardsville in another conference duel. Young is a mid-year graduate and according to high school policy can only play the first round of a round-robin season. Utilizing Wood River's turnovers in the first period, the Flyers started with a 17- point opening period. The Oilers were stymied as they hit on only three of 13 field tries and failed on two trips to the line for a six-point stanza. The Flyers were still in command during the second quarter. They outscored Wood River 23-18 clip and led at halftime with a 40-24 lead. East St. Louis ripped the Oilers in the third quarter. They made a 23-point addition to its halftime score and defensively held Wood River to nine markers. Eight more minutes of battle time was remaining and the Flyers were up by a 63-33 tally. With Flyer coach Pick Dehner substituting in the last stanza, the winners were caught by a 19-point Oiler blitz. The Flyers weren't all that bad as they counted 17 points in the fourth quarter. "It was one of our belter games of the season," said Dehner after posting win number 488 of his coaching career. "The boys did a pretty good job all around," Dehner added. For the season Dehner and his troupe look at a 10-2 record and are 4-1 in the conference. The Oilers will have a chance to vacate the basement of the conference Friday night as they host the Collinsville Kahoks who also carry an 0-5 conference mark. SATURDAY SHORTS: Dennis Olston led Wood lllver scorers with 19 p'tlnts and teammate Dennis Link cardvd a 12-point effort...I<:ast St. Louis ended up hitting on 34 of 74 field tries for .459 and bulls-eyed 12 of 23 from the line for .522...Wood Kiver started the game on the wrong foot a« it was assessed a technical foul to start the game. Oiler coach Bob Knight bad inserted tbe wrong numbers for Us players in the scorebook prior to the start of tbe game and was charged with tbe penalty. It went all for naught as Young missed the charity toss for the Flyers...0ller Kill Culp saw very limited action in the game as he counted four fouls in the first quarter and exiled with the fifth with (i:47 remaining In the third quarter... Center Jerry lingering was' another Oiler victim of five personals. He left with 4:21 remaining In the game....From his forward post, Flyer HUSK Hodges hit five of 6 fielders for 10 points...Wood River never led In the game and had the score knotted once at 4-4...When asked about Kdwardsvlllc Friday night Dehner said, "I expect trouble." He went on to add, "I always expect trouble in any game. I'm the world's best pessimist."... E.S.L. (80) W.H. 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