Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 28, 1972 · Page 15
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Alton, Illinois
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Monday, August 28, 1972
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Hambo has a surprise Alton Evening Telegraph Monday, August 28, 1972 B-3 By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN DU QUOIN, I1J. (AP) _ Six of the year's finest three- year-old trotters will start in the Hambletonian Wednesday—and then there is Ax-star. The field of seven was offi- c i a 11 y entered Sunday. Axystar was one of the biggest surprises in the classic's history. The only credential the colt has is that he was sired by the speedy Matastar. His mother was something called Jackie Girl. Dr. Anderon Arbury, a 67- year-old dentist in Midland, Mich., this year quietly kept Axystar in line for harness racing's premier stake by paying a total of $2,460 in eligibility fees. This included the final payment of $2,000 Sunday. Dr. Arbury didn't show up personally to drop his entry into the box before it closed Sunday. He telephoned from Michigan that he would make the $2,000 final payment "because I've always wanted a horse in the Hambletonian." And who do you think got the coveted pole position in the blind draw? That's right— Axystar. Dr. Arbury told officials that he is driving the colt in a van from Michigan and was expected to reach the DuQuoin state fairgrounds sometime Monday. He said Axystar has had only three starts this year and failed to finish first, second or third, winning nothing. He sad he drove horses in 22 races last year oft the county fair route and won a total of $92. Meanwhile, all the stars who were expected to enter, did so. They are: The heavily favored Super Bowl, driven by Stanley Dancer, and winner of 12 of his 16 starts this year, the last seven in a row. Spartan Hanover, reined by Billy Haughton who has won nearly $17 million with firsts in 3,500 races, but who never Jias taken the Hambletonian. Delmonica Hanover, driven by Del Miller to 12 victories in 17 starts this season and given a better than fair chance to become only the twelfth filly in the clasic's 47-year history to win it. Star's Chip, with Stanley's son, Ron, in the sulky; Flush, a Haughton Stable entry driven by Glen Garnsey; and The Black Streak, piloted by Howard Beissinger who has won two of the last three Hambletonians. The field is one of the smallest ever, probably because the presence of such a sensational trotter as Super Bowl scared many off. Despite its compactness, the race carries a gross value of $119,090, with the winner getting $59,545. There is $29,772 for second place, $14,290 for third, $9,527 for fourth and $5,954 for fifth. The smallest field ever was six in 1931. Seven started in 1927 and also in 1932, and each time in the thin traffic, a filly won. losola's Worthy beat the colts in 1927 and The Marchioness did it in 1932. Bobby Unser hits better than 201 By BLOYS BMTT AP Auto Racing Writer When you drive a race car at 200 miles per hour, says Bobby Unser, "You sort of put your heart in the seat of your pants, close your eyes, draw a deep breath and hope for the best." Unser, 37, not only became only the third driver to officially circle a closed course in excess of 200 m.p.h., but Sunday he put four laps on the board above that figure in qualifying for the Sept. 3 California 500-mile Championship Auto race. His 10-mile average around the 2.5 mile Ontario, Calif. Motor Speedway was 201.374 m.p.h.—faster by almost two m.p.h than the 199.60 average teammate Jerry Grant posted Saturday to capture the polo position for the $600,000 race. Unser, who was stymied during pole day Saturday because of engine problems with his Olsonite Eagle, will start in 25th position in the 33-car field. Grant's top lap of 201.474 m.p.h. had erased the previous closed course mark of 201.104 established by Bobby Isaac in a Dodge stock car at Talladega, Ala., in 1970. Unser had successive laps of 200.547, 201.432, 201.509, and 210.547 as he reached a peak speed of close to 220 m.p.h. down Ontario's long back straight. "Knowing you're going over 200 is thrill enough," Unser said, "but it's so exquisite that you have those prickly little tingles running up and down your spine." In other weekend activity, George Follmer put the famed McLaren racers down again, driving Roger Penske's turbocharged Porsche to an easy triumph in a Can-Am road race at Elkhart Lake. Wise. It was Follmer's third victory of the season after takiiv:'. over Mark Donohue's ride when Mark was injured. He won SI4.250. Follmer, who now leads the Can-Am ••'.••nrnv,' fiR point-; in 50 for New Zealander Denis Hulme, started 13th in th-3 field. However, by the 12th lap he had pulled up to withiin two seconds of pole sitter and leader Hulme. The perennial Can-Am champ's McLaren encountered ignition problems then and Follmer took over for good. Hulme's teammate, 1971 Can-Am champ Pete Revson, started 23rd and had gotten up to fourth place when a clutch failure put him out. Second place went to Francois Cevert of France in a year-old McLaren, third to Pete Gregg of New York in a Porsche, fourth to Jean Pierre Jarrier of France in a Ferrari and fifth to Greg'j Young of Westport, Conn., in a McLaren. Draftee's late FG beats Bears MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers knew they had a placekicker of unlimited potential last winter when they drafted Chester Marcol on the second round, and today they knew they had a bonus. Marcol doesn't flinch under pressure. Marcol, who kicked a 62 yard field goal and seven others of 50 or more yards at Hillsdale, Mich., College, connected from 40 yards out with 13 seconds left before 47,222 at County Stadium Sunday night. That, and Scott Hunter's fiveyard touchdown pass to John Spilis in the third quarter, lifted the Packers from a 7-0 halftime deficit to a 10-7 victory over the ar- chrival Chicago Bears. It was Green Bay's third victory in four National Football league exhibitions. Chicago, which failed to manage a first down in the sucond half until the game's last play, is 1-3. l- I swear to God I don't know what I was thinking out Spitz to lead medal drive New mark tor Mark Mark Spitz of Carmichael, Calif., waves to crowd after setting a new Olympic record in the 200-meter butterfly at Games in Munich Monday. Spitz lowered the record with a clocking of 2:02.11. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Munich) Pitcher whiffs 21 RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Righthander Chuck Rogers struck out 21 batters here Sunday night in pitching Findlay, Ohio, to a 3-0 victory over Arlington Heights, 111., in the Great Lakes regional championship game of the McCafferty sick after freak play BALTIMORE (AP) — All- Pro defensive end Bubba Smith, injured on a freak play in an exhibition game, has been lost to the Baltimore Colts for the entire 1972 season. "I feel sick," Coach McCafferty said after a two-hour operation Sunday revealed that Smith had suffered extensive damage to his right knee. "No one will know how much we'll miss Bubba." Smith, who played a key role as the Colts led the National Football League in defense last year, was injured in the final quarter of Saturday's 16-13 exhibition victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Tampa, Flu. American . Legion baseball tourney. Rogers, a draftee of the National League New York Mets, yielded only three hits, including a pair of infield singles and a ninth-inning triple. Only one other Arlington batter hit the ball out of the infield. Rogers, who raised his record to 11-0, struck out 16 in the regional opener- last week against Eau Claire, Wis. First baseman Dale Swiger drove in two Findlay runs with apair of triples. By BOB JOHNSON MUNICH (AP) - The United Suites won its first medal of the 20th Olympics today — a silver in small bore rifle shooting — and can win its first two golds tonight if American swimmers continue their assault on Olympic records. America also has a solid chance for at least a bronze in women's diving. Li-Ho-jun of North Korea broke both the Olympic and world records in the s m a 11 bore rifle shoot with 599 out of a possible 600. V i c Auer of North Hollywood, Calif., took the silver medal with Nicolae Rotaru of Romania capturing the bronze. Both Auer and Rotaru totaled 598, tying the Old Olympic mark. The American earned the silver with a perfect 100 mark on his vital final series compared to Rotaru's 99. Mark Spitz of Carmichael, Calif., sped through his 200- meter butterfly qualifying heat in 2:02.11, one of three Americans to shatter the old Olympic standard of 2:06.6 set by Australia's Kevin Berry in 1964. The other U.S. record- breakers in the event were Gary Hall of Garden Grove, Calif., timed in 2:03.70 and Robin Backfcaus of Redlands, Calif., timed in 2:03.11. In the men's 100-meter backstroke, the Olympic standard of 58.7 seconds set by East Germany's Roland Matthes in 1968, fell twice to Americans. First, Mike Stamm of San Diego, Calif., was timed in 58,63 and then Mitch Ivey of San Jose. Calif., lowered the mark to 58.15. Matthes won his heat in 1:00.01. Meanwhile, there was good news for pole vaulter Bob Seagren. The International Amateur Athletic Federation reversed itself and said he can use the pole with which he set his world record. Seagren took the news calmly. The men's 200-meter butterfly and 400-meter freestyle relay are the premier events of today's program, along with women's three-meter springboard diving and 200- meter individual medley. Spitz, the bronzed and mustachioed California who holds the world butterfly record of 2:01.53, will no- going after the first two of seven gold medals he expects to take home—as he is constantly being reminded. Micki King, an Air Force captain from Pontiac, Mich., stands in third place in the springboard diving with 289.14 ponts. She trails two Swedish blondes, Ulrika Knape. with 292.59 points, and Agncta Henriksson, with 290.79. The strongest U.S. hope in the women's 200 individual medley was Lynn Vidali of San Francisco. In another prime final today, the U.S. women's gymnasts appeared to be out of medal contention. The American girls stood in fifth place, although led by a dazzling performance by 19- year-old Cathy Rigby. The Soviet Union was in first place. The first gold medal winners of the Games were Ragnar Skanaker, a 38-year- old Swede who won the free pistol shoot with a record 567 of a possible 600 points, and Poland's Zygmunt Smalcerz, world flyweight weightlifting champ, who hoisted 744.05 pounds. The IAAF banned Seagren's slender, green pole for ORDER YOUR BOWLING SHIRTS NOW Open Daily 9 to 9 Sat. 'Til 6 Sun, Noon to 5 P.M. Leader's Department Store 710 £. Broadway there," Marcol said. "It was a perfect snap, a perfect hold, 11 men doing a perfect job. I just kept my head low as long as I could. It was over the bar already as I looked up." The Bears called time out as soon as Marcol marched on the field, apparently hoping to rattle the soccer- style specialist. "That doesn't bother me—I don't really scare," said Marcol, who immigrated from Poland in 19615 and speaks in clipped, precise English. "I just try to get my mind off the people and the Scoreboard and do the test 1 can." Green Bay took over on its 32 after a punt with three minutes k>ft. The winning drive began f alteringly enough as rookie quarterback Jerry Tagge threw two inc o m p 1 e t e passes, then scrambled for nine yards. Tagge suffered what Coach Dan Devine later described as a "severe contusion to the thigh" on the play and was replaced by Hunter. OVERSEAS DELIVERY AVAILABLE Buy any new 72 Volkswagen and we'll give you free servke for 12 months/12,000 miles. What the plan is all about: No manufacturer's warranty in the world covers normal maintenance work. But our service plan does. 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U.S. athletes had an unexpected success Sunday when the first American soccer team ever to make it to the Olympics held Morocco, which has six players with World Cup experience, to a scoreless tie in opening play. The U.S. basketball team did what it was expected to do, crushing Czechoslovakia 66-35, thus moving on to Australia today. It was the 56th straight victory in Olympic Games for Americans, who have never been defeated. The strong American eight- oar crew, with six Harvard graduates among them, whipped West Germany's crew, winner of the gold medal in 1968, by a length and qualified for the semifinals. Shells from New Zealand and Russia won the other two preliminary heats. In addition, the American pairs with coxswain made it to the semifinals by pulling in three lengths ahead if Poland. The other U.S. crews—fours with cox, pairs with cox, four; without cox, single and double sculls—could still qualify lor the finals by winning in !he repechage, or second chance, heats. Featherweight L f wis Self of Toledo, Ohio, won his firs?, boxim,' match, taking a unanimous decision. Jn Major League NATIONAL LEAGUE HATTINfi Cinn at bats)— Certcrm Hln. ..1-13; n. Williams. Chi. .340. RUNS— Morgan, Cin, 106: Bonds, SI-. 'Hi. RUNS HATTED IN— Stavgeli PKh. ,!>.V. Colhert., SD '.'.V IJ.Williiims, Chi, <>2; Uench, Cin '.12, HITS— U.Williams. Chi, l.W; Brack, SIL. 1,17. DOUIH.ES— Cedeno, Hln, 31- Montaiu:/.. Phi, 30. TRIPLES— Rose. (.in, 0- Bmvu Phi, 8; Drock. StL. 8. HOME RUNS— Colbert. SD, '15; Hcncn, Cin. 2'i. STOI.F.N BASES— Brock, StL, ",1; Cedeno. ntn, .15. PircltINf; (II Decisions) — Nolan, Cin. 13-3, .812 "2.01 Marshall. Mon. l.t-l. .777. l.fiS. .S'l RIKEOUTS— Carlion. P h i 250; Scavcr. NY, 18(i. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATT1NO (300 at batsi— D.Allen, Chi, -.317; Carew, M'n, .31(). RUNS— Murccr, NY, 78; D. Allen, Chi, 78; Rudi. Oak. 77. RUNS BATTED IN— D. Allen, Chi. !Q; Mincer, NY, 7.'!. HITS— Rudi, Oak, 150; Piniella, KC. MO. DOUBLES— Piniella. KC 2fl- Rudi. Oak, 20. TRIPLES— Kisk, Bsn, S; Rudi Oak, 8; Blair, Bal, (i; Murccr, NY. C; Thompson, Min, 6. HOME RUNS— D.Allen, Chi. 32; Cash, Dot, 22; Murcer NY '"• R..Jackson, Oak, 22. STOLEN BASES— D. Nelson, Tex, 36; Campaneris, Oak, 34. PITCHING (11 Decisionj)— Kaat, Min, 10-2, .833, 2.06 Palmer, Bal, 17-6, .739, 1.86. STRIKEOUTS— N.Ryan. Cal 233; Lolich, Det, 192. ' wrestling, Dan Gable of Waterloo, Iowa, 140.5 pounds, Rich Sanders of Lake View, Ore., 125.5, and Gene Davis of Miss:>ula. Mont., 136.5, all pinned their opponents. Klein heats Wicks for tennis title Larry Klein of Roil^y/jlta won the men's singles In the Second Annual Alton Open Tennis Tournament held over (ho weekend at Hock Spring Park. He defeated Bill Wicks of Alton, 6-4 and fi-2. Klein then teamed up with Kent DeMars as the duo won doubles competition for tho second year in a row, defeating Wicks and Jack Groppell of Alton, 4-6, 6-3 and (M. Hick Johnson of Alton won the junior tennis title, comin? from behind in two matches. 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