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January 18, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 6

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STRONG Wins Halas Trophy 'Mean Joe'' Greene Is Top Defender Against Sibley Friday ESTHERV1LLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., JAN. 18, 1973 Page 6. By MURRAY OLDERMAN PITTSBURGH. Pa. — (NEA * — He came into the National Football League with a ready-made reputation. He was Mean Joe Greene, the smiling terror from Temple. Tex. And right from the start it was apparent he would be one of the great ones. Now. having completed his fourth regular season as a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Joe Greene stands at the pinnacle. He has been voted the George Halas Trophy as the outstanding defensive player in professional football. It wasn't even close. The two men tied for the runner- up spot, linebacker Chris Hanburger of the Washington Redskins and linebacker Dave Wilcox of the San Francisco 49ers, each received one-fourth of the support given Greene. The balloting was conducted by Newspaper Enterprise Association among the team captains and player representatives of the 26 NFL teams, in cooperation with the NFL Players Association. The honor, inaugurated by NEA in 1966 to recognize the growing role of defense in pro ball, has gone to such modern greats as Larry Wilson, Deacon Jones, Dick Butkus and Carl Eller. Greene is a logical bearer of the defensive tradition. The Steelers this year moved to their first division championship in history because of a development which began with the drafting of Mean Joe as their No. 1 choice in 1969. He was the anchor of the building program by coach Chuck Noll, who arrived the same year. Led by his charge at the defensive left tackle, the Steelers have come up with a ferocious pass rush which led the American Football Conference in sacking the quarterback this season and also cut off the opposition from scoring touchdowns in seven of the 14 games on the regular season schedule. Mean Joe is a 6-4, 270- pound specimen with great agility and speed. He was a unanimous All-American at North Texas State, where he picked up his nickname. Actually, Joe claims it belonged to the team, whose color was green, hence the Mean Green, and the name simply was transferred to him individually. He did nothing to dispel its connotation his rookie year with the Steelers when he was twice thrown out of games, first for putting the slug on quarterback Fran Tarkenton of the Giants with an elbow, second for mixing with guard Jim Vellone of the Vikings, and then that winter he spit at a Pittsburgh sports writer with whose observations he disagreed. Nevertheless he was the defensive rookie of the year and made the Pro Bowl and he has made it every year since. The truth is, Joe Greene is not an extraordinarily pugnacious person. But he does have the natural combativeness which every defensive lineman must have to exist in the so-called "pit" of pro football. "Going after the quarterback," he has said, "is like playing king of the mountain. When you get the quarterback, you're on top of the mountain. He's the brains of the team. I learned a long time ago that if you kill the head, the body will die. "Actually, I have one aim in football—to beat the ball to the ball carrier. I don't know how how to do it, but I keep trying." He has acquired the sophistication that comes from playing his position several years—not getting suckered on traps, recognizing the draw, dropping off against the screen, but nevertheless pursuing his main function of breaking into the enemy backfield. And he thinks he has pretty much squelched his bad-boy image. "I don't hate anybody," says Joe. "I'm loose, easy going. But if a guy takes a shot at me, I might go back and get him." Especially if the guy happens to have the football. Joe will receive his trophy symbolic of the Halas award at the Pro Bowl in Dallas Jan. 21. Past winners of the George Halas Trophy have been as follows: 1966—Larry Wilson, St. Louis; 1967-68—Deacon Jones. Los Angeles; 1969-70— Dick Butkus, Chicago; 1971 —Carl Eller, Minnesota. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Hess:Possible Changes In Estherville Lineup Estherville High School basketball Coach George Hess said Tuesday that it's possible that he will make some lineup changes Friday night when his team takes the court against Sibley. "I can say right now that Tom Hackett and Kevin Buell are pressing for a position at one of the forward or post spots," commented the Midget mentor. The Midgets are rebounding this week after two disappointing losses last weekend. Ninth- rated Spencer demolished Estherville 77-52 Friday night and the following night the Bulldogs from Algona muscled their way to a 58-50 victory. "We've fallen down in a couple Amateur Athletic Award Goes to Frank Shorter GAKESVILLE, Fia. CAP)Fraak Sooner decided io late op loqg distance running two years ago in an effort to mate the Olympic team, and me 6*- eiskK) re sailed in him being presented the Sullivan Award Wednesday as lite nauun's outstanding amaifcur athlete of 1V72. Sboriw, 25, who prepared lor H* wiaaing effort in tat 2&-mik 09j - xnpic marathon race bv jogging wife his wilfc, Luuibe, polled 1,85*5 points from l.SUU voters in tte Amaieur Athletic Union voting- Second ks tot balloting wais Ojynjpit gold medal Ireeutylt wre *!iw Baa Gablt of Water­ loo, Iowa, with 1,577 points. Swimmer Mark Spitz, the 1971 Sullivan Award winner who claimed seven gold medals in the Olympics, was ineligible for the award because of a no-repeal rule. Gold medal woman diver Micfci King of Hermosa Beach, Calif., was third in the vote with 1,104 points, followed by goid meda! swimmer Michael Burton of Sacramento, Calif., with 1,012 points and track medalist Dave Wottle of Canton, Ohio, with 708 points. "Almost two years ago, I ran the Pan American trials marathon kind of with Munich (Olympics) in mind," recalled Shorter, 25, a Yale graduate. "At that point I was just trying to make the team," he said, "I was running 10,000 meters at Drake Seeks 3rd Straight MOHBELL LEAGUE WEDNESDAY R & K Sales 7 1 R & J Yamaha C 2 Cold Cuts ') 3 VFW 4 4 National Guard 5 3 Smokies 1 4 4 Smokies 2 4 4 VFW Canteen 3 5 Credit Union 2 0 Concrete Products 0 8 High Team 3 Games Credit Union 2534 Smokies 1 2454 Cold Cuts 2430 High Team 1 Game Credit Union 896 National Guard 866 Cold Cuts 856 High Individual 3 Games Lee Alig 663 LeRoy Slingerland 561 Don Duke 555 High Individual 1 Game LN Alig 243 LM Alig 232 Dlek WMver 213 DES MOINhS, Iowa CAF) - DraKe bids for its thrid straight Missouri Valley Conference basKetbal! viwry of the season intra Thursday night when it hosts lowly North Texas State. Drake carries a 2-1 Valley and 8-4 over-all mark into the game, while the visitors are 0-3 and 3-10. "This ball club lias earned the respect of the league," noted Dj-ake Coach Howard Staoey. " We have three straight home games and a good chance to build our record to 5-1." Drake plays Wichita State and Bradley at home in the next 10 days before taking to the road to face Memphis State, the only team to beat the Bulldogs in the Valley. Stacey said he plans no major lineup changes for the game, Dennis Bell, 6-5, and Craig Davis, 6 -5, will be at the forwards, Larry Haralson, 6-9, at center and David Langston, 6 -2, and Cleo Kilgore, 6-1, at the guards. Langston and Bell share the Drake scoring lead with a 16,1 point average. Langston wag named Valley player of the week last week. Davis, a junior from East Moline, Dl., continues to lead the Valley in snooting percentage with a .713 average. Drake is the Valley's offensive leader with an 87.6 point average and a team .499 shooting percentage mark from the floor. North Texas State's problem has been scoring. The Eagles are last in the conference in offense— 67.7 points a game. Drake hosts Saturday night. Wichita State Transfer General MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Two football stars from Indian Hills Community College of Centerville, Iowa, have transferred to Memphis State. Ray Slieppard, a 6-foot-S, 225- pound cornerback, and Van Anderson, a 6-2, 245-pound linebacker have both signed grants in aid. ATTENTION For FREE COPY of 1973 schedule of bus tours, dinners, shows, flights, cruises and interesting activities, learn about membership in the travel club . .. This membership entitles you to (1) be on the mailing list, (2) secure tickets at reduced prices, (3) have a voice in club activities and (4) covered with Sickness and Accident insurance on every club tour. Write for FREE information: ADVENTURERS' TRAVEL CLUB, INC., 705 So. Paxton Street Sioux City, Iowa 51106 of places," noted Hess who hasn't had a losing season since 1965, "we've been especially slaughtered on the boards." In their first meeting of tho season at Sibley, Estherville took a 42-38 lead going into the fourth quarter but could manage only one bucket and five charity shots as the Generals tucked away a 53-48 win. In that contest, Sibley's Dan Wessels poured in nine field goals and 10 free throws to lead all scorers for the night with 28 points. But the big story is whether Wessels will even suit up for the Friday night match. Wessels dropped off the squad but was reported to be practicing with the Generals this week and it was not known whether he will be in the lineup against the Midgets. "We're just going to have to put back together what we've been doing the best," stated Hess, "but we need a little more scoring punch out of about three individuals." Brian Guge currently leads the Midgets in scoring by shooting at a 12.4 clip* Guge, who hit 23 against Algona, has connected on 64 of 115 attempts from the field for 55.7 per cent. Rob Bothwell is averaging 10.7 points per game and is the team's Iron Curtain Girl Named Female Athlete of the Year NEW YORK (AP) - Olga Korbut, the spirited sprite of the Soviet gymnastics team at the 1972 Summer Games, is The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. Miss Korbut, winner of three gold medals and a silver medal at the Munich Olympics, out- polled American tennis rebel Billie Jean King,, reigning queen of the courts, 222 to 202 in balloting by sportswriters and broadcasters released Wednesday. Olympic swimmer Shane Gould of Australia was third with 118 votes. The Olympic heroine, virtually unknown before the Munich Games, was hailed at the close of competition as being on the horizon of historic greatness. "Olga is going places," said United States gymnast Cathy Rigby. "Undoubtedly she's their protege." But there now Is speculation, that the 84-pound, 4-foot-ll acrobat may never compete again. Miss Korbut suffered a back injury during a December workout and was reported recuper- the time and I had never run the marathon before." He finished second in the trials, then won the Pan American games competition. "The way I run is I run as fast as I can the whole way," explained the New Mexico native who gave America its first Olympic marathon victory since John J. Hayes did it in 1908. Jim Forree, Editor ating at a health resort in the Caucasian Republic of Tskhal- tubo. Official Soviet sources said she was unavailable to discuss her injury or comment on being the first Iron Curtain athlete to receive the AP award since it was initiated in 1931. Olga, a 17-year-old schoolgirl from die town of Grodno near the Polish border, performed in nearly flawless fashion at Munich in winning gold medals for the balance beam and floor exerciser, with. Scores of 9.90 of a, possible 10. .' ( But it was while competing in her favorite event, the uneven parellel bars that she won the hearts of viewers around the world—and lost a chance for two more gold medals. With pigtails flying, Miss Korbut flipped and flung with apparent ease, then fell to the floor in a heap. She was up in a flash and finished her routine then left in a flood of tears. The golden girl lost her chance for the coveted over-all individual honors. The next day she tied East German Karin Janz with a 9.80 on the bars in individual competition. But the judges revised Miss Janz' score upwards to 9.90 to loud boos of the crowd of 12,000. Miss Korbut rose to the platform and asked for quiet. She lost the gold medal but won the crowd. Signs 3-Year Pact PHILADELPHIA - T he Phil- delphia Eagles signed Mike McCormack, Washington Redskins' assistant coach, to a three-year contract as their head coach, replacing Ed Khayat, who was fired the day after the 1972 season. leading rebounder with 9.2 retrieves a game. Terry Poulos is not far behind with a 10.5 average while Bob Hartman is connecting at a 10.5 clip. Chris Rullestad is the team's leading free thrower with 13of 17 from the charity line for 76.5 per cent. Estherville is tied for fourth in the conference with Sheldon with a 4-4 mark and are 6-6 overall. The Estherville sophomores clash with the Sibley yearlings at 6:45 Friday night with varsity action immediately following. LAKES CONFERENCE STANDINGS WON LOST Spencer 8 0 Cherokee 6 2 Storm Lake 5 3 Estherville 4 4 Sheldon 4 4 Sibley 1 7 Spirit Lake 1 7 GAMES FRIDAY NIGHT Sibley at Estherville Spencer at Storm Lake Cherokee at Sheldon Emmetsburg at Spirit Lake The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good Men Who Want To Learn. CALL COLLECT 515-424-3624 For An Appointment PAYLESS PETE'S STORE WIDE 13th MONTH SALE BARGAIN HUNTER'S WELCOME ATTENTION WE WILL CLOSE AT 12:00 ON SAT. 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