Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 26, 1972 · Page 14
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Tuesday, December 26, 1972
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As Estherville Teams Post Weekend Wins ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TOES., DEC. 26, 1972 Page 14 Cagers Even Lakes Mark; Grapplers Roll BY CHUCK OSTHEIMER Spirit Lake was unable to find a defense which would contain Estherville Friday as the Midgets evened out their record in the Lakes Conference with a 77-47 victory. The win was the third straight in the Lakes this season for the Midgets after dropping their first three games for a 3-3 record. Overall the Midgets are 4-3. "Spirit Lake opened in a man- to-man defense," Midget coach George Hess said, "then went into a one-two-two zone, then to a one-two-two zone press, switched to a one-three-one zone in the third quarter and finally back to the man-to-man in the fourth quarter." "The boys did an excellent job of changing offenses to meet the defense throughout the game," Hess added. He also noted that the offensive changes were done without calling time-outs during the play. Hess also started using his bench in the second quarter and finished out the first half with all the starters getting a rest. Estherville jumped out in front 6-0 in the early stages of play, mainly behind Rob Bothwell who broke into the Indian defense for a pair of lay-ups. Spirit Lake then narrowed the margin to one, 6-5, before the Midgets rebounded to reel off eight straight points and take an 18-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Midgets then built the lead to 28-11 in the first four minutes of the second quarter and rolled up a 37-22 advantage by the end of the quarter, aided by a field goal from near mid-court by Kevin Buell just as the first half ended which swished the net. The end of the first half also saw a team of Jim Willey, Buell, Phil Mergen, Tom Hackett and Tom Hall in the game after Hess started the team of Terry Poulos, Rob Bothwell, Bob Hartman, Brian Guge and Chris Rullestad. "Guge was good at picking up the scoring pace for us in the second half," Hess said, "with six of his seven field goals coming then." The Midgets built up their lead to 19 points, 57-38, by the end of the third period. Hess also stated that "Rob Bothwell played his usual steady game while Jim Willey and Tom Hackett came off the bench and Landry: 'Best Comeback Fve Seen the Cowboys Ever Make By KEN RAPPAPORT Associated Press Sports Writer The road to the Super Bowl now leads through the cities of Washington and Pittsburgh after a couple of sharp turns. In fact, there was only one smooth ride in the first round of the National Football League playoffs over the holiday weekend. "We're ready for the Dallas Cowboys," said Washington quarterback Billy Kilmer after directing a 16-3 victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday in the only playoff game without last-minute drama. The Cowboys were involved in one of the three Hollywood finishes—beating the San Francisco 49ers 30-28 with two touchdowns in the last two minutes of play on Saturday. The other survivors who'll play next Sunday in the second round—the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins—also served up a healthy portion of dramatics in their victories. The Steelers' success was the ,,. most spectacular. They won their game against the Oakland Raiders'13-7 on Saturday with a freak pass-deflection play in the last five seconds. The Dolphins' victory was no freak, though. Earl Morrall directed an 80-yard touchdown drive, then Jim Kiick powered over for the winning score from the six with less than five minutes remaining, clinching a nervous 20-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns. "When the chips were down, we just couldn't stop them,." said Cleveland linebacker Dale Lindsey. "Everything was laid out in front of us with eight minutes to go," said Miami Coach Don Shula. "We had to score a touchdown and we did what we had to do. This exemplifies what we did this year." The Dolphins did something this year that no one else did— won 14 games in a row en route to the championship of the American Football Conference East. And they were supposed to be an impossible mission for the Browns, the "wild card" AFC team. But the upstart Browns halted the Dolphins' strong running game and even took a 14-13 lead in the second half on Mike Phipps' touchdown pass before Morrall and Kiick took over. In Pittsburgh, the AFC's Centra) Division champs appeared beaten by Oakland. The Raiders, champions in the AFC West, had a 7-6 lead on a late 30-yard scramble by Ken Stabler. But with five seconds remaining and Pittsburgh down to its last chance, quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a desperation pass that was deflected by receiver John Fuqua and Oakland defender Jack Tatum. The football floated into the arms of Franco Harris, and the Steelers' rookie took it 42 yards for the gam e-winning touchdown. "Unbelievable," said Pittsburgh Coach Chuck Noll. "A miracle sent from heaven—what else can you say?" said Bradshaw. ' 'I guess you could say it was a little bit of luck and God was with us and everything like that," said Harris. "When you have a feeling that this could be the last play of the season and that you could blow it, then that one more chance pulls it through for you." Referee Fred Swearingen had to confer with his associates to confir the legality of the pass. The Raiders protested that it was illegal, claiming Tatum didn't touch the ball, and instead, it was touched by two offensive receivers. But the official verdict was "simultaneous" contact by Fuqua and Tatum, making the ball anybody's property. Dallas trailed 28-13 with 16 minutes remaining when the NFC's wild-card team came back and beat San Francisco, the NFC West champ. Quarterback Roger Staubach, last year's Super Bowl hero, came off the bench in the last two minutes and threw a pair of TD passes. "It was the best comeback I've ever seen a Dallas team make," said Cowboy Coach Tom Landry. "We just had to put everything together and we did. You can be in that situation 100 times and probably only win once." Washington's The-Hill-Gang" Green Bay's cold Sunday. North All-Stars Sink South 17-10 By JOHN R. SKINNER Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) - The football all-star games for college seniors are supposed to give the pro scouts an opportunity to evaluate potential draft picks, but the North-South game here Monday night might have provided more questions than answers. Chuck Foreman, the University of Miami, Fla., running back-flanker who is expected to go early in the draft, was brilliant in the South's 10-17 losing cause as he gained 83 net yards in 22 carries and caught four passes for 60 yards. Foreman, chosen the South's most valuable player, also made two critical fourth quarter fumbles. That's something that could dull his pro rating since he had his fumble troubles throughout the past season. Rufus "Roadrunner" Ferguson, the 5-foot-6 Wisconsin star who is trying to prove he can play with the big guys, was picked the North's top player after scoring on a two-yard touchdown run which enabled the North to tie the score at 1010 in the fourth quarter. But Ferguson had only 55 net yards in 21 carries, an average of 2.6 yards a try, and left doubts about his ability to block onrushing linemen. Arkansas quarterback Joe Ferguson kept the Rebels alive Australia's Karl Meiler Surprises Ken Rosewall MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Karl Meiler of West Germany, a virtual unknown, upset top-seeded Ken Rosewall 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round Monday of the $53,500 Austrlian Open men's tennis championships. In another surprise, Bob Gi- litman of Australia ousted countryman Mai Anderson, the No. 3 seed, 6-7,6-2, 6-2, 7-6. * The stunned Rosewall, the 38- year-old Australian ace who has won almost $130,000 this year, said, "I just don't know what went wrong. Meiler, 23, who has earned barely $10,000 this year, completely outclassed Rosewall who was befuddled by the German's high-kicking serve. In other second round matches, John Newcombe of Australia beat Jean Haillet of France 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, Geoff Masters of Australia defeated Hans Plotz of Germany 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 and Szaboles Baranyi of Hungary eliminated Colin Dibley of Australia 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6. with his passing effort— 17 of 33 for 205 yards and an 18-yard strike to flanker David Knight of William and Mary for the South's lone TD. But Ferguson was also the victim of four interceptions. The Rebels' other quarterback, John Madeya of Louisville, hit only five of 16 passes for 43 yards and was intercepted once. North passers didn't fare much better. Gary Danielson, hoping to follow in the footsteps of former Purdue quarterbacks such as Kansas City's Len Dawson, Cleveland's Mike Phipps and Miami's Bob Griese completed only two of 13 passes for 37 yards. Temple's Doug Shobert was successful on nine of 11 tries for 105 yards, but his two misses were both interceptions. The North, held to a 21-yard field goal by Michigan State's Marvin Roberts until Ferguson's run, got the winning tally on a 13 yard scamper by Arizona's Bob McCall after Foreman fumbled at midfield and Villanova's Kevin Reilly recovered. The South, getting its other score on a 23-yard field goal by Alfred Reese of Tennessee State in the third quarter, marched back to the North three after McCall's score only to have Foreman fumble. Missouri Coach Praises Arizona TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Big 8 Conference teams, says Missouri Coach Al Onofrio, play a different brand of football than Arizona State's Sun Devils, 4935 victors over his Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl. "There's no way you can stop speed like Arizona State's unless you've got speed too," Onofrio said of Saturday's game. "We didn't." While Big 8 teams rely on power blocking, he said, Arizona State relies solely on speed. His players agreed. "They have a great ball club," said Tiger defensive end J.L. Doak, who suffered through a frustrating night. did a good job; We also got 24 points off the bench which is real good." The Midgets were in minor foul trouble at the end of the first half as Rullestad had three while Guge, Poulos and Willey had two each. Guge's 16 points, high for the game, boosted his average to an even 11 points for the seaso^ with 77 points in the seven games. Bob Hartman continues to lead the Midgets in scoring although being held to eight at Spirit Lake, with 84 points, a 12-point average. Bothwell and Poulos both lack just one point of having the 12- point average with 83 for the seven games this season. Bothwell hit 14 and Poulos nine against Spirit Lake. Rullestad's six points left him with a 7.7 average with 54 points for the season. But the Midgets' balance in scoring is shown with four starters having an average of between 11 and 12 points per game this season. The Midgets head to Fairmont Thursday and Friday nights to participate against three Minnesota schools in the Fairmont Holiday Tournament. The Midgets meet Fairmont in the second game Thursday night while Luverne plays Montgomery in the first contest. "We don't know much about the teams," Hess noted, "except that they are all traditionally strong in basketball." BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE Ryan Rumbles Estherville grappler Mike Ryan scores a near fall over Storm Lake opponent Phil Smith as he helped the Midget wrestlers to a 40-16 victory Friday in the Estherville gym. Ryan defeated Smith 11-0. Estherville scored four pins on the way to its first dual meet victory of the season. The Midget wrestlers next host Clarion Saturday, Jan. 6, starting at 6:45. Wrestlers Capture First Dual famed "Over- defense stopped running attack The Redskins, winners of the NFC East, never had an anxious moment with the Packers, who won the NFC's Central crown. • In next Sunday's action, the Redskins and Cowboys will contend for the National Football Conference title and the Dolphins and Steelers for the American. The winners meet in Super Bowl VII in Los Angeles on Jan. 14. NAME FG FT F Pts. Poulos 3 3-2 4 9 Bothwell 6 2-3 3 14 Hartman 4 0-1 2 8 Guge 7 2-0 4 16 Rullestad 3 0-0 3 6 Buell 1 0-0 0 2 Willey 2 4-1 2 8 Hackett 2 2-0 0 6 Fenton 1 0-0 0 2 Bothwell 1 0-0 0 2 Hall "1 0-0 1 2 Brandt 1 0-0 1 2 Mergen 0 0-0 0 0 Anderson 0 0-1 0 0 TOTALS 32 13-8 20 77 SPIRIT LAKE i Colbert 4 0-0 4 8 Westergard 4 5-3 4 13 Gilbert 2 2-0 3 6 Vint 2 0-0 3 4 Jaquith 3 6-1 0 12 Mollenhour 1 2-0 3 4 Klenken 0 0-0 1 0 Krohn 0 0-0 0 0 Iwen 0 0-0 0 0 TOTALS 16 15-4 18 47 Sophs Lose Squeaker The Estherville sophomores dropped a squeaker to the Spirit Lake yearlings 37-36 Friday night at Spirit Lake. The Midget yearlings owned a 6-4 lead at the end of the first quarter but a strong comeback by the Indians in the second quarter gave them a 17-13 advantage going into the locker room at halftime. Spirit Lake then stretched its lead to 25-19 at the end of the third period to hand Estherville its second Lakes Conference loss in a row. "We did a poor job rebounding," stated Midget Coach Don Kramer, "and we could only connect on six of 12 from the free throw line." The loss gives the Estherville sophs a 3-4 overall mark and a 3-3 record in the Lakes Conference. The Midgets next travel to Fairmont Thursday where they will clash with the Fairmont sophmores in the Fairmont Invitational Tournament at 3 p.m. 98- Bob Gard (SL) pinned Kevin Sifrit, 3:27. 105- Mike Ryan (E) dec. Phil Smith, 11-0. 112-Pat Clarken (E) pinned Rick Faine, 4:12. 119—Dennis St. Lawrence (E) dec. Tom Boger, 4-0. 126-Mark Hoffard (SL) dec. Ron Dalen, 7-3. 132— Gregg McDonald (E) dec. John Anderson, 4-3. 138- Paul Richardson (SL) dec. Rick Johnson, 6-3. 145—Jim Fitzgerald (E) pinned Jerry Strandberg, :51. 155— Ray Hood (E) pinned Rob Elk, 3:17. 167— Kevin Sawyer (E) pinned Jim Fritcher, 1:57. 185-Rich Lundberg (SL) dec. Craig Miner, 16-0. Hwt. - Chuck Tostenson (E) ' dec. Steve Bihrer, 2:58. After coming close in their two previous outings, the Estherville grapplers picked up trieir'•• ffirsti&in1. of*the «SB «sbn Friday, rolling over confe'rence rival Storm Lake, 40-16. The Midgets also recorded their most pins in competition this season as Pat Clarken, Jim Fitzgerald, Ray Hood, Kevin Sawyer, and Chuck Tostenson all putting their opponents back to the mat. The key pin in the match, however, seemed to come from Fitzgerald against Storm Lake's Jerry Strandberg at 145 pounds. Fitzgerald appeared to spark successive pins by HoodandSaw- yer which put the match out of Storm Lake's reach after the Tornadoes pulled to within four, 16-12, on the seventh match of the night. Fitzgerald recorded the fall in just 51 seconds of the first period but first, tallied four points via a takedown and predicament. Recording the first pin for Estherville in the competition was Pat Clarken at 112 pounds, giving the Midgets a team lead which they never relinquished. Clarken, after taking a 2-0 lead in the first period, and holding a 6-1 advantage after two periods, recorded the fall in just 12 seconds of the third round against Tornado Rick Faine. Ray Hood, wrestling at 155 pounds, was forced into the second period before pinning Tornado Rob Elk after 1:17 of the round. Hood, however, dominated the match prior to the fall, taking a 4-0 lead in the first period on a takedown and predicament, then went in front 8-0 on a reverse and predicament before a pin. Sawyer waited until the wan- 4-2 lead after the first two minutes with a reverse and predicament. There was not scoring before Tostenson recorded the fall after 58 seconds of the second period. Mike Ryan put the first Estherville team points on the scoreboard with an 11-0 victory over Storm Lake's Phil Smith at 105 pounds. Ryan, recording four team points by defeating his opponent by ten or more points, opened with a takedown and near fall in the first two minutes, added a near fall in the second period and an escape and takedown in the final two minutes. Dennis St. Lawrence edged out a 4-0 victory over Tornado Tom Boger at 119 pounds. St. Lawrence scored on a first period takwdermi 'ana 'dn-'a'teVeVtee'mid­ way through the third period. Recording Estherville's only other decision was 132 pounder Sports Jim Fair**, Editor ning stages of the first period before recording a fall against Storm Lake's Jim Fritcher in their match at 167 pounds. Sawyer, after falling behind 2-0 on a takedown, recorded an escape and then a takedown before gaining the pin in 1:57. Recording the final fall of the competition for the Midgets was heavyweight Chuck Tostenson against ^Steve "Bihrer -nrtdway through the second period. Tostenson, after surrenderinga takedown in the first period, took a Estherville JV Mat men Rally to Pin Storm Lake Greg McDonald against Storm Lake's John Anderson. McDonald, after a scoreless first round, gave up an escape in the second recorded a takedown for a 2-1 lead before both wrestlers scored reverses. Although spending most of the match on his back, Midget Craig Miner battled off attempt after attempt by Storm Lake's Rich Lundberg to avoid being pinned, in a 16-0 loss. Miner battled off four near falls in the match at 185 pounds. Also dropping decisions were Midgets Ron Dalen and Rick Johnson while Kevin Sifrit suffered a pin. Dalen lost a 7-3 decision to Tornado Mark Hoffard at 126 pounds, Johnson a 6-3 decision to Paul Richardson at 138 pounds and Sifrit was pinned by Bob Gard at 98 pounds. 98- Bill Eimers (SL)dec. Marlon Moffitt, 13-4. 105—Mark Peterson (E) dec. Bill Seagren, 4-0. 112-Jeff Brobst (E) dec. Dean Barber, 10-4. 119—Jeff Ryan (E) and Rich Swenson drew, 8-8. 126-Mark Boever (E) dec. Jeff Cayler, 8-0. 132-Tom Hill (E) dec. Jon Nelson, 14-5. 138— Maurice Boggess (E)dec. Dave Larison, 5-4. 145—Jon Mills (SL)pinned Jerry Johannsen, 1:07. 155—Dave Pleoger (SL) dec. Bob Baker, 13-7. 167-Steve Gudgell (E) and Russ Stammer drew, 0-0. 185-Steve Bland (E) dec. Dave Eaton, 5-1. Hwt.-Bruce Moffitt (E) won by forfeit. Estherville's junior varsity grapplers fought off a late rally by Storm Lake to record a 2816 victory in dual action Friday night. The win was the first dual victory of the season for the young Midgets. Although not gaining a victory via a pin, the Midgets recorded six decisions, added two draws and won one match by forfeit. a 4-2 win at 105 pounds. Jeff Brobst was in control most of his match at 112 pounds to gain a 10-4 win. Brobst held a 4-0 lead after the first round, and was in front 7-1 after four minutes of action. Jeff Ryan had to settle for a draw in his match at 126 pounds. Ryan overcame an 8-4 deficit in the third period with two predicaments. Mark Boever completely dominated his match at 126 pounds, winning 8-0 after taking a 2-0 lead in the first period and recording two near falls in the second period. Tom Hill recorded five points in the first two minutes to take a 5-0 lead, then starve off a predicament and reverse to gain a 5-4 victory at 132 pounds. Maurice Boggess took a 2-0 lead in the first period, then added an escape and reverse in the third period for a 5-4 win at 138 pounds. Steve Gudgell was unable to score in his match at 167 pounds but at the same time held his opponent scoreless and took a 0-0 draw. Steve Bland had a big second period, scoring four points, and continued on to a 5-1 win in competition at 185 pounds. Heavyweight Bruce Moffitt won by forfeit. Pro Basketball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Boston 27 5 .844 New York 28 9 .757 lV 2 Buffalo 9 24 .273 18V 2 Philadel. 3 33 .083 26 Mark Peterson picked up the Midgets' first victory with a predicament in the third period to break a 2-2 deadlock and gain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Loses But Milwaukee Bucks Win Central Division Baltimore 19 14 .576 Atlanta 20 15 .571 Houston 14 18 .438 Cleveland 9 26 .257 Western Conference Midwest Division Milwaukee 26 9 .743 Chicago 21 13 .618 K.C.-Omaha 20 19 .513 Detroit 15 19 .441 Pacific Division 4V 2 11 4V 2 8 10'/ 2 Milwaukee 104, Kansas City- Omaha 99 Portland 116, Seattle 113 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games New York at Boston Baltimore at Buffalo Atlanta at Cleveland Kansas City-Omaha at Chicago Milwaukee at Detroit Phoenix at Houston Portland at Los Angeles Seattle at Golden State Wednesday's Games Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Los Angeles at Houston Only games scheduled By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lost a battle but the Milwaukee Bucks won the war. And because of their 104-99 National Basketball Association victory over the Kansas City- Omaha Kings Monday night, the Bucks took some precious ground in the Midwest race. Abdul-Jabbar, usually second to no man in the struggle for rebounds, was beaten 14-13 on the boards by the Kings' Sam Lacey. Abdul-Jabbar, however, made up for second place in the rebound match by gaining first in scoring laurels. He wound up with a game-high 32 points, including 13 in the final quarter that helped seal the triumph. The victory, coupled with Chicago's 115-108 loss to the Phoenix Suns, boosted Milwaukee's lead over the Bulls to 4V2 games in the Midwest Division. In the only other NBA games Monday night, the New York Knicks beat the Detroit Pistons 113-110 and the Portland Trail Blazers stopped the Seattle Su- perSonics 116-113. No games were played in the American Basketball Association Monday night. Three-point plays by Abdul- Jabbar and Jon McGlocklin in the final 35 seconds of the third period put Milwaukee in front of Kansas City-Omaha to stay. Nate Archibald of the Kings scored 20 points and contrib­ uted 18 assists to their attack. The victory was the seventh in a row for the Bucks, who once trailed the Bulls in the Midwest race. Center Neal Walk made a three-point play and a foul shot and grabbed a key rebound in the last five minutes of play to spark Phoenix over Chicago. His efforts helped produce a never-headed 111-104 Phoenix lead. New York built a big lead behind the scoring of Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere and Walt Frazier, then survived a 40-point fourth quarter by Detroit to beat the Pistons. Sidney Wicks and Geoff Petrie combined for 66 points to lead Portland over Seattle. .818 .656 51/2 .486 11 .256 20 250 191/2 City- Los Angeles 27 6 Golden State 21 11 Phoenix 17 18 Seattle 10 29 Portland 9 27 Friday's Games Atlanta 110, Buffalo 109 Boston 118, Kansas Omaha 90 New York 98, Cleveland 87 Detroit 109, Seattle 97 Houston 116, Philadelphia 103 Phoenix 118, Los Angeles 110 Chicago 127, Portland 97 Only games scheduled Saturday's Games Atlanta 124, Philadelphia 112 Baltimore 104, Detroit 97 Milwaukee 104, Boston 98 Golden State 127, Chicago 109 Only games scheduled Sunday's Games No games scheduled Monday's Games Phoenix 115, Chicago 108 New York 113, Detroit 110 Carolina Kentucky Virginia Memphis New York Utah Indiana Denver Dallas San Diego ABA East W. L. 24 14 21 13 20 19 14 22 13 22 West 23 14 20 14 18 17 14 10 15 25 Pet. .632 .618 .513 .389 .371 .622 .576 .514 .512 .375 G.B. 1 4V2 9 9'/2 IV2 4 7>/ 2 9'A Tuesday's Games Virginia at Dallas Indiana at Kentucky Memphis at Utah Denver at San Diego Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games New York at Kentucky Virginia at Denver Carolina at Indiana Memphis at San Diego Only games scheduled

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