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Thursday, January 4, 1973
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Seek Fourth Straight Lakes Win ESTHER VILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., JAN. 4, 1973 Page 6 Midgets Host E-Hawks With the basketball season half over, Estherville Conch George Hess is pleased with how his MMpets have progressed to this point, "They've done better than what 1 thought thev would do," said the Midget mentor. "We've won two or three games by a larger mars in than I thought the.\ would." Esthcrville will be playing on its home court Friday night for the first time since Dec. S. Since then the Midgets have won three out of four road games with the latest being a 79-5$ blasting of Montgomery for a third place finish in the Fairmont Holiday Basketball Tournament. Montgomery was favored to capture the team championship and went into the tournament with a 4-1 record. "I'd have to say that we played our best game offensively against Montgomery," stated Hess. Friday night the Midgets take on the E-Hawks from Fmmets- burg. Coach Al Sutton says that his E-Hawks are a more mature ball club from last year and that they have added weight to help with their inside game. "FmmetsNirg will be taller than us but won't be as fast," commented Hess. "They're front line stands at 6' 5", 6' 3" and tV 3"." Coach Sutton said that this year's team is the biggest he's ever had in his five years at K.mmetsburfi. The F.-Hawks haw four lettermen off of last year's squad led by senior ,'ohn Brumm. Dave Krusc. a junior, is the biggest man on the F-Hawk team at 6" S 1 '. " and 205 pounds. "Their strong point is in their offensive game," noted Fsther- ville's lS-year coach. "We'll have to play a better defensive game against Fmmctsburg than we have other teams." Frnmetsburg is sixth in the lj«kes Conference with a 2-4 record while the Midgets sport an even 3-3 mark in the conference and are tied for third place with Storm l,ake and Sheldon. Hess reported that Rob Both- Jlm P*rr*«, Editor well turned an ankle in the Holiday Tournament at Fairmont but will be ready to go against Emmetsburg. Hess also stated that he'll use Kevin Buell a lot more at the forward position. The Midget* have been getting balanced scoring from four players. Bothwell has connected on 34 of 67 buckets for 50.7 per cent and an 11.8 point average. Brian Guge is hitting at an 11.5 clip and is the team's highest percentage shooter— ripping the nets 47 out of 82 attempts for 57.3 per cent Bob Hartman has had 22 interceptions in nine games and is averaging 11.1 points. Senior Ames Remains Number 1; Spencer Slips to Tenth guard Terry Poulos is hitting at an 11-point clip per game. Bothwell is the Midgets' leading reboundcr averaging nine a game and Hartman is hauling in six a game. Chris Rullestad is the best free throw shooter on the team — sinking 11 of 14 from the charity line for 78.5 per cent. "I'm really pleased with our balanced scoring because we have two hitting over 50 per cent and three players making over 40 per cent of their shots," smiled Hess. "We're going to have to rely on our quickness and alertness to beat Emmets burg but we're going to be doing the things that have worked well so far for us this year." Hess will be taking a junior varsity squad consisting of those on the varsity squad who have not regularly played to Spencer Saturday morning to clash with the Spencer JV starting at 9:30. The sophomores take on the Emmetsburg sophs beginning at 6:45 Friday night with varsity action starting at about 8:00. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LAKES CONFERENCE STANDINGS WON J By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The holiday basketball fare reduced the ranks of Iowa's unbeaten* markedly. but had little effect on top-ranked Ames. The Little Cyclones saw their unbeater, string halted at seven games Dec. 22 when Waterloo East inflicted a one-point setback, but not their strong poll lead. Missing from the elite ten are Clear Lake and Decorah, which dropped to 12th and 11th, respectively. Mt Vernon, S-fi, remains the highest ranked Class A team and gains the top after stopping Class AA schools Marion and Cedar Rapids LaSalle impress i v e 1 y in the LaSalle Tournament, Following Decorah and Spencer in the second ten are Waterloo East, Treynor, Des Moines Lincoln, Carroll Kuemper, Ottumwa, Sioux City Heelan, Iowa City West and Elkader Central, Clinton St. Mary's and Aurelia—all tied for 20th. Four of the 12 teams in the second ten are Class A schools headed by No. 14 Treynor, unbeaten in nine games. Ten other teams including three small school unbeatens were among teams receiving votes from the panel of 16 sports writers and sportscasters. THE AP PREP TOP TEN First-place votes and records in parentheses. Points awarded on a 12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5 etc. basis. Total points for Top Ten at Spencer Cherokee Estherville Storm Lake Sheldon Emmetsburg Sibley Spirit Lake 6 5 3 3 3 2 1 1 LOST 0 1 3 3 3 4 5 5 YOU TRAIN YOUR WAY, I'll train mine. Champion Joe Frazier, left, and George Foreman demonstrate two ways of getting into shape as they prepare for their heavyweight title fight Jan. 22. Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open Kicks-Off Pro Golfing Tour \ixon Gives $1,000 Check In Respect to Clemen te PITTSBURGH CAP) - President Jtunm has donated a persona] eneci for SI, 00ft to the cnaritablc causes of baseball star Roberto Clements, missing and presumed dead in a plane crash. The money will go to relieve survivors of the Nicaraguari earthquake and to fulfil] Clemente's dream of a sports camp for boys in his native Puerto Rico. Ciementfc wai believed Killed last Sunday while accompanying a plant load of supplies from Puerto Rico to .Nicaragua, Recognized as one of baseball's all-time greats in his IS seasons with the Pitts burgfc Pirates, Clementt is survived by his wife, Vera, and three sons: Roberto Jr., 8; Luis, 7, and Enrique, 4. A group of 70 Pirate officials, players and front office workers were to fly today from Pittsburgh to Puerto Rico to console the family. "I know it will be a struggle for them to continue without him," teammate Willie Stargell said earlier this week. "I hope there is something we can do." Pirate President Dan Galbreath and players Steve Blass and Dave Giusti met Wednesday in Washington with President Nixon, who later made his personal donation to the Nicaraguan embassy. Meanwhile, checks were pouring in Wednesday to various chariatable funds. right 1. Ames (14) (9-1 189 2, Cedar Rapids Kennedy (2) (8-1) 176 3. Mason City (9-1) 137 4. West Des Moines Valley (8-1) 134 5. Harlan (9-0) 118 6. Des Moines Hoover (8-2) 93 7. Marshalltown (7-2) 75 8. Mt. Vernon (8-0) 69 9. TJes Moines Tech (7-2) 40 10. Spencer (8-1) 36 The Second Ten GAMES FRIDAY NIGHT Emmetsburg at Estherville Spencer at Sibley Sheldon at Storm Lake Spirit Lake at Cherokee imiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii New York Sees Clear LOS ANGELES (AP) - The pro golf tour is off on another of its $8 million binges, and that means Jack Nicklaus will be dropping 20-foot putts, his rival half-smoked cigarettes and Bob Hope one-line quips at ev­ ery green. The $135,000 Glen Campbell- Los Angeles Open starts today over the historic Riviera Club, once known as "Hogan's Alley." It used to be the plain LA Open. Now it has the long, hy- Yankee Captain Sailing Ahead NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Burke has assumed control of the New York Yankee ship and the suave, new captain sees clear sailing ahead. "We think we can take all the marbles in 1973," the modish, grayhaired Burke said after his 12-man business group took 11. Decorah (6-1). 12. Clear Lake control of the American League (7-2). 13. Waterloo East (7-3). 14. Treynor (9-0). 15. 'Des Moines Lincoln (6-2). 16. Carroll Kuemper (5-1). 17. Ottumwa (7-2). 18. Sioux City Heelan (6-2). 19. Iowa City West (6-2). 20. Elkader Central (8-1), Clin- enchanted with ton St. Mary's (7-2) and Aurelia erful franchise. (8-0). Others Receiving Votes Postville 5-3, Des Moines Dowling (4-2), Dubuque Wahlert (73), Davenport Central (5-3), Charles City (6-3), Sumner (6- baseball team in a $10 million deal with CBS Wednesday. The syndicate pulled off the deal for the relatively cheap price because the CBS network apparently had become dis- the once-pow- Burke, who will continue as Yankee president, said that CBS was at times embarassed to have a less successful team after earlier years of power. But, despite the selling 2), Allison-Bristow (8-0), Alta price—$3.2 million less than (7-0), Beman-Conrad (9-0), and CBS paid for the franchise in Buffalo Center (9-1). 1964— Burke said that the net- Pete Maravich Stars as Pro Press Maravich Would Like To Follow in Son's Footsteps By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK—'NEA > — Appalachian State University is in Boone. N.C.. almost a two- hour drive north from Charlotte and 53 miles south of Routt 81. if you don't take the long way around through Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock Mountain In short, it is a long way from the pros The school's new head has- ketoali coach is Press Maravich h iew years ago it appeared thai Press and ius offspring extraordinaire. Pete, might enter the pros together, as the iatbei-soii duo that they were at Louisiana State University —and go for several million dollars Well. Pete went alone, in 1970. Press says that for him "the break never came." Two years after Pete left LSU (the Maraviches arrived on the Baton Rouge campus together when Pete was a freshman > Press was fired. "I was shocked," he said. Press Maravich was never a big winner, went the time- honored complaint. He was also accused of not recruiting well, especially in the state of Louisiana. "Football is king there," said Press. "The state has a population of three million and it has six million football seat*. That's a joke peo­ ple tell but it's like the truth." He said he needed time to help develop talent in Louisiana. And the fancy presence of Pete had helped. "Baskets popped up in driveways," said the LSU publicity director. "And a lot of kids who used to want to be tight ends now wanted to be Pistol Pete." Press Maravich had a 3-20 record his first season. 'Pete was on the freshman team that year and 4,000 fans would watch his game and then about 3.500 would not stay to see the varsity, i He was 75-6 the next five years. "That wasn't good enough, 1 guess.' said Press. '•Winning big is everything. It's terrible as hell." The fans have got to realize that some win and some lose. Like in the Olympics, nobody remembers the guys who won the bronze medals. All they remember are the ones who won the shiny gold medals. Those are the biggies. "And our recruiting practices are so damn evil. Everything is so expensive. So you've got to have better teams to draw more fans to make more money. You buy a jock strap, for instance; it costs a buck now where a couple years ago it cost 65 cents. It's like buying a gold jock strap. "They've got to get a different philosophy. There's got to be a little more compassion shown for the coach." Appalachian State, rarely even a modest basketball threat, seems to the casual observer like an exile for Maravich. "No, it's the greatest thing to happen to me," Maravich says. "It's a chance to build from the bottom up. This is going to be our first year in the Southern Conference— Furman, VMI, The Citadel, you know, that gang. So it'll be awfully tough, since we don't have the good ball players, yet. "But look what we have here. We've got 8,200 students and a new fieldhouse that seats 8,200. We've got the biggest physical education school this side of the Mississippi. The only football field in North Carolina with AstroTurf. Hey, and the scenery is breathtaking — makes your eyes pop right out of your sockets. We ve got all these mountains and golf courses. And it's the only place in America that is ecologically healthy. There is .0001 of a particle for every one thousand cubic yards of air. Pistol Pete came up to visit from Atlanta. He was breathing such clean air for the first time that he started coughing." Pistol Pete. Some say it was the son who got his father the LSU job and his work "broke even" over the years. CBS had some financially profitable seasons, said the new owner. The change of ownership won't mean a change of location, insisted the new owners at a press conference. "The Yankees belong in Yankee Stadium, said Cleveland shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, another of the new bosses, "and, they should always be winners. We don't plan to move anywhere except upward in the standings." Steinbrenner and the rest ap- prently plan to leave full control in the hands of the seasoned Burke. Names of the other new owners were not immediately disclosed. Burke said that a majority of them were from outr side the New York area, however. The deal was sparked when Burke and Steinbrenner were introduced through a mutual friend and began discussing the possibilities in September. Burke, a former CBS vice president assigned to operate the team, negotiated the purchase with his former boss, William Paley, president of the network. The Yankees had won their 29th pennant when CBS took control eight years ago. But since the network takeover, the New Yorkers have finished no higher than third in the American League. In 1972, attendance at antique Yankee Stadium dropped to 966,328. It was the first time that the Yankees had failed to draw a million in a season since the Second World War. Manager Ralph Houk, who signed a three-year extension to his contract late last summer, and the rest of the organization "will remain intact," according to Burke. phenated name which makes some people wonder whether it's a golf tournament or a pop concert. It's the new look of big time golf — par-busters shooting for a million and show people searching for new exposure. Golf business has joined show business in holy wedlock. It's more than a marriage of love. It's a case of necessity and cold economics. Crooner Bing Crosby started it all with the Crosby Clambake in 1937. Then Bob Hope got into the act. Campbell, the popular singer, added his prestige to this traditional tour opener. Dean Martin has a tournament at Tucson, Andy Williams at San Diego, Jackie Gleason at Fort Launderdale ' Fla. and" Danny Thomas at Memphis. ' If you sing or crack jokes for a living, you've got a head start at being the sponsor of a rich golf tournament. The reason:' the extravagant modern- day purses are made possible by celebrity pr c-am tournaments, staged on the day before each tournament. It takes big names to get big names in the lineup to draw big crowds at the gate. For the Hollywood crowd, it's a case of mutual back-scratching, Bob Hope shows up for Glen Campbell, and Glen Campbell shows up for Hope. The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good Men Who Want To Learn. CALL COLLECT 515-424-3624 For An Appointment Your Carrier Boy Will Be Collecting This Week! Press Maravich son who helped his father lose the job. "I guess when Pete went to the pros I missed him an awful lot," said Maravich. "When you coach a great basketball player in college you're always excited for the next play. What will he do? The double-shuffle this? The double-jake that? And it was challenging because you'd have to see what the other team's special defense for him would be — and then you devise a special offense. I think that's what made Butch van Breda Kolff leave Princeton to coach the pros. After Bill Bradley played for him, he was frustrated. "And I was maybe unconsciously comparing my other players with Pete the last two years. If a kid didn't match up — and how could he?—I maybe turned sour on him. I've had a couple years now to get over it. I've conquered it; I'm sure I have." (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE AS5N .1 Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there For help with all your family insurance needs, see: LEO LENZ 809 1st Ave. North Estherville, Iowa Phone 362-3194 Stale Farm Insurance Companies Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois please have the right change ready. Thank You! AILY NEWS

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