Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on October 19, 1969 · Page 125
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Kt PUBLIC MAIL Devils bounce back, wallop San Jose St. Beard grabs lead in Sahara Invitational By CARL SOTO Republic Sports Writer LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Snapshooting Frank Beard, who won the Ifi67 Tournament of Champions on this same course, made a terrific charge yesterday to grab the lead going into the final round of the $122.222 Sahara Invitational golf tournament. Beard rattled the cup with five birdie putts in a front nine 31 — never had a bogey — and got one more bird coming home for a'blazing 65 that matched Doug Sanders' opening round as best of the tourncv. Five shots off Sanders' pace at the day's start on the Sahara-Nevada Country Club course, the Louisville, Kentucky veteran climbed into a one-stroke lead at 206 — seven shots under par for the distance. Powerful Jack Nicklaus could have tied him with a 10-foot putt on the eighteenth green when his drive stayed in bounds after hitting a fence. But Jack's putter misfired and he settled for a 70 and second place standing of 207. Front-running Sanders, favoring an orange and blue outfit yesterday that didn't help his luck, failed lo match or belter par for the first time and scored a two-over 73 that put him three shots off the lead. Moving into a third place deadlock at 208 with matching rounds of 70 were Dave Hill, who's having his best year ever on the tour, and Bob Menne, dark horse rookie from Andover, Mass. Tied with Sanders at 209 and definitely in the running were Don January, 1968 winner of the Tournament of Champions on this course—formerly the Stardust Country Club — British Open king Tony Jacklin and Steve Reid of St. Louis. January shot 34-34—68 yesterday, Jacklin a one- under 70 and Reid posted an even par round. George Boulell. having (rouble with the first nine for the third day running, used up 74 strokes and finished the day at 219 — well back in the pack. The Sun City pro bogied the fourth, seventh, eighth and ninth holes for an outgoing 40 before getting his first birdie on the par-4 12th. He also birdied the par-5 15th — which was more than Nicklaus could do after being on nicely in two — but got a final bogie on the 540-yard 18lh. No less than eight players were tied at 210 — just, four shots off the lead — including defending champ Chi Che Rodriguez who spaded lo 73 yes- Continued on Page 7-1) I eimy Randl scores twice n easy wn Atlanta stymies Suns, 121-116 ATLANTA, Ga. By DAVE HICKS Republic Sports Writer So much for first place. Despite a knack for coming way ahead to make things interesting, Atlanta's Hawks are 2-0 and lead the NBA West. They got there last night on the hard, fast track of Georgia Tech's fieldhouse, holding off Phoenix' rallying Suns, 121-116. The Suns (1-1) lost this one with faulty free-throw shooting and in the 94-foot sprints against the go-go Hawks. _ THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC Oct. 19, 1969 (Section D) Page 1 Next for Phoenix, now 0-7 against the Georgians in two seasons of league play, are the Eastern Division toughies of New York (Tuesday) and Philadelphia (Wednesday). The Hawks just aren't the same with- BYU 40-7 with stout defense Associated Press LARAMIE, Wyo.-The Wyoming Cowboys won their fourth straight Western Athletic Conference football game yesterday despite the absence of 14 black players when they used their vaunted defense for a 40-7 triumph over visiting Brigham Young University. Coach Lloyd Eaton's defending WAC champs held the Cougars to 16 yards rushing and 113 passing, recovered five BYU fumbles and intercepted three passes. The Cowboys ran up their biggest scoring total of the young season despite the absence of the black athletes, dismissed for participating in a demonstration against BYU and Mormon Church racial policies. Among those dismissed were 10 men scheduled to start yesterday's game. The most spectacular play of the contest on a muddy, slippery field was a 74-yard pass and run for a touchdown. Quarterback Ed Synakowski hooked up with Cowboy teammate Bill Kyranakis for the big play in the second quarter. Otherwise the game was a ground strug- Continued on Page 4-D out big Zelmo Beaty who defected to the "other league.'' What they are is faster! And while Paul Silas and Dick Van Arsdale apparently have overcome their back problems—they simply don't get back defensively. The Hawks turned wide receiver Joe Caldwell loose for 26 points in a long bomb passing attack, and the former Arizona State ace admitted later: "If I had it to do over again, I would try football as a receiver." Atlanta for the most part didn't, crank u,p last breaks off rebounding, because t'ne Silas-7eared Suns won the backboard title by 11. The Ha-vks just love to uncork the long pass. Despite all their chasing problems and th3 work up front of Atlanta's Bill Bridges and Beaty successor Jim Davis, the Suns scrambled their way out of a 19-point fourth-period deficit. And they were even in a position to win it. The Hawks (who led Seattle by 25 and won by five in their opener) asked for timeout with 2:31 remaining after the Suns had crept to within two at 109-111. Caldwell, perhaps the NBA's quickest gazelle, widened it to 114-110 with a jumper from the comer. Continued on Page D-6 SAN JOSE, Calif.— Arizona State shook off the offensive doldrums last night and erupted for a 45-11 triumph over the badly-outmanncd San Jose State Spar- lans. San Jose drew first blood in the second half, recovering a Buchanan fumble on the ASU six and scoring on the next play. Fullback Larry Merlini got the six-pointer and Lippi passed to Butch Ellis for a two-point conversion to make it 2-1-11 A in-yard punt return by Buchanan gave the Sun Devils the ball on the San Jose State 14 late in the third period and Malonc lugged it over from one yard out to give the Devils a 31-11 lead. Arizona Slate safety Selh Miller picked off a Lippi pass late in the second quarter and swiped two more in the third period, giving him seven for the year and making him a strong contender for the national leadership. Miller's third interception gave the Devils the ball on the San Jose 17 and set up A-State's fifth touchdown, which Malonc got from two yards out. With the score 38-11 at the start of the fourth quarter, Sun Devil coach Frank Kush began clearing his bench. THE Sun Devils stalled after receiving the opening kickoff, but they got the ball right back when Lenny Handle recovered a fumbled punt on the Spartan !)5-yard line. Dayton clobbers Northern Illinois DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Halfbacks Terry Miller and Tony Vitale each scored two touchdowns as Dayton stunned Northern Illinois, 56-24, yesterday to post its-first football victory of the season. The win snapped a five-game Flyer losing streak and the 56 points topped their total scoring so far this season. Quarterback John Haynes, who had seen only limited action prior to yesterday's game, ran for one touchdown, and passed for another. In 14-14 standoff 4 Associated Press Southern California back Clarence Davis (28) carries Lou Harris (29) yesterday at South Bend. Notre Dame the kickoff return behind the blocking of teammate defender is back Eric Patton (45). Story, Page D-5. With a fourth and goal situation on the Spartan three the Devils gambled and made it pay off. Quarterback Joe Spagnola passed to David Buchanan for the score alter rolling out to the right. Quarterback Ivan Lippi moved the Spartans through the air and Larry Barnes put San Jose on the Scoreboard with 39-yard field goal. The Sun Devils cooked up what looked like a scoring drive late in the first quarter, but they fumbled the ball away on the San Jose State six yard line. Moments later the Devils did hit pay- dirt. Buchanan did the honors from two* yards out to cap a drive which featured two spectacular passes from Spagnola to split end Calvin Demery. Demery was considered an unlikely participant clue lo a leg injury but he entered the contest early in the second quarter. The Devils made it 21-,'i late in the second period, zipping 70-yards in just three plays. A 41-yard pass from Spagnola to tight end Ron Carolhers covered much of that yardage and Spagnola tossed 26-vards to Handle for the score. Wildcats spill UTEP, 26-10 TUCSON — Arizona's Wildcats shook a four-game losing streak last night at the expense of Texas-El Paso, rolling to an easy 26-10 triumph. THIRD QUARTER Cornerback Bill Miller's second pass interception early in the period set up a three-yard touchdown run by Ron Gardin and UA grabbed a brief 23-0 lead. But UTEP picked up momentum from a questinable pass interference call against Arizona — which covered 41 yards. The result was a three-yard scoring run by Jack Rausch — the first touchdown UTEP coach Bobby Dobbs has scored on a UA team. A little later, UTEP cut the Arizona lead to 23-10 on a 27-yard field goal by Jeff White. It was set up on clippings and offensive pass interference penalties against the Wildcats. The Wildcats, towards the end of the period, were attempting to regain the upper hand and avoid the second-half letdown which has plagued them this season. Three fine interceptions, two by first - time starter John Black, keyed Arizona's 16-0 first half lead. Black, the transfer from Phoenix College starting for the first time for the school which his father starred for in the late 1940s, made an impossible steal of a Bill Craigo aerial very early in the opening period. And UA cashed in on a 60 - yard, seven - play drive, sophomore Charles McKee — a Phoenix Union product — making the big plays with receptions of 13 and 40 yards from quarterback Brian Linstrom. Tailback Ron Gardin did the honors at :19 from one yard out. Following a major infraction, Steve Hurley failed lo convert the point after — from 33 yards. Two champs meet on film Associated Press MIAMI — It was the last time Rocky Marciano laced on a pair of boxing gloves. Final taping for those mighty fists. The last time anybody ever absorbed a wicked right from the Brockton Blockbuster. Rocky's waist showed traces of blubber, buj; Marciano's physical condition was excellent for a man of 45. The time was August, 1969. Across the ring was a younger, faster man. His name Cassius Clay or Muhammed Ali — take your pick of names. His age 27. Three weeks later Marciano was to die in the crash of a small airplane in an Iowa cornfield. Thus, film taken of Rocky's session with Clay became a classic. The film belongs to producer Murray Woroner and interest in a world-wide January showing is booming. Long Beach dumps NA U By BILL NIXON LONG BEACH, Calif.-A fumbled punt by Northern Arizona late in the fourth quarter gave the Long Beach 49ers the incentive to gain a 23-15 victory over the Lumberjacks here last night, First Hall' Running The 49ers scored the first two times they had possession of the football. With 6:10 left in the first quarter „, . 0 i w -i H • -i.i.i,. 228-pound tailback Leon Burns ran six Ohio Stale wad) Wo»4y Hayes gives a hig kick from the side* yards for the score to cap an 87-yard .:.,„..„!._. _* «... . drive. Don Evans kicked the point. Safety man ,Tony Moore put the Long \ Associated Press Hayes has something to kick about «tly Hayes gives a hig kick from the side is team punt against the University of Min* during Big Ten game in Minneajiulis. as he watches his team yesterday Beach in excellent field position on the next series when he returned a Lumberjack punt to the Northern Arizona 49. The 49ers faced a third and eight situation, and quarterback Shawn McKinncy passed 47-yards to split end Keith Hu- •ber for the touchdown. There was 2:28 in the first quarter when Evans kicked the 14th point. The 49ers never threatened the rest of the way through the first half, but the Lumberjacks marched 73-yards in 15 plays to score their only touchdown in the first 30 minutes. Fullback Bill Tate carried nine limes during that drive and went the last 10 yards on a slant off the left side for the touchdown. Split end Bob Grey threw a block on the five yard line that got Tate across. The Axers accidentaly produced a two point conversion. With Sonny Campbell back to kick, his holder Ron Johnson fumbled the snap. Campbell scooped the ball, ran back to the 20 and flipped it to Tate who rolled into the end zone. Northern Arizona got another drive going before the hall' ended, but it stalled when Tate was stopped at the Long B,each 29. Bill Miller, senior cornerback from West Phoenix set up UA's next score as he swiped a Craigo pass early in the second quarter. Capping a short thrust was Hurley's 23 - yard field goal. Black stepped in front of a UTEP receiver at 2:28 to intercept Craigo agan and set up Us's final points of the half. Capper was a nine - yard toss from Linstrom to flanker Hal Arnason with 1:13 left. Hurley's kick made it IG-fl. Except for the three limes UA got on the Scoreboard, it was a frustrataing first half. An early punt fumble by Gardin cost UA excellent field position. A fumble after a pass catch by Ted Sherwood gave UTEP the ball deep in UA territory, and another fumble by Linstrom hurt on top of that. Penalties came at crucial times —• and the Wildcats lost opportunities. But if it was frustrating for UA, consider UTEP coach i),bby Dobbs . . . who's never beaten UA, or scored a touchdown on the 'Cats: Dobbs miners caught UA at its best all season on defense for a half. UA allowed UTEP just 29 rushing yards and the secondary limited Craigo to 14 completions of 30 tosses. UA clearly dominated the half and could have gotten more points but for the three lost fumbles and four penalties worth 50 yards. I SPORTS TODAY I RADIO-TELEVISION A College Football — Highlights of yesterday's ? top games (filmed). Ch. 3. 9 a.m. 1 Professional Football — Denver at Cincinnati a (AFL) or Sin Deao at Boston (AFU), Ch. 12 C 3 and KXIV (1400), 10:30 a.m.; Philadelphia at •; Dallas (NFL), Ch. 10, 11:30 a.m.) Buffalo at rl Oakland (AFLi or Miami at Kansas City CAPO is Ch. 12, i p.m., Green Bay at Los An ••; (NFL). Ch. 10 and KBU? (AM-1310' •ji 104.7), 2 P.m. 1 Hockey - Phoenix at Portland In West, •;, Hockey Ueaaue oame, KPHO (910) and KB 1 ~f (FM—104.7), 7 p.m.

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