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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, August 29, 1972
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Section B Pages 1 to 8 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sports Classified Alton, Illinois, Tuesday, August 29, 1972 2 golds for Spitz as he eyes 5 more Micki shows form Micki King of Hcrrno Beach, Calif., shows winning form during a dive at the Olympic spring board diving championships in Munich, Monday. The American girl won gold medal in the event. (AP Wire- photo) MUNICH (AP) - "I fersl great!" Mark Spitz exulted. "I did my best tonight, I'll do my best tomorrow and the day after that—and the day after that." If he does, the handsome, mustachioed California swimmer will be well on his way to garnering an unheard-of seven Olympic gold medals— and on his way to obliterating the memories of Mexico City. He brought the United States its first two golds in the 20th Summer Games Monday, rocketing to an astounding triumph in the 200 meter men's butterfly, then anchoring the victorious 400- meter relay team. It was also a day in which Air Force Capt. Micki King of Hermosa Beach, Calif., dazzled her way to a go'.fl medal in the three-meter springboard diving, Vic Auer of North Hollywood, Calif., came within an eyelash of a gold in small bore riflery and the young Yank basketball team continued its winning ways. Spitz can make it three in a row tonight with a victory in the 200-meter freestyle final. The women, meanwhile, still seeking to get out of the wake of Australian sensation Shane Gould, will be out to gain a gold in the 200-meter breaststroke. "I remembered what happened in Mexico," said Spitz, who had brashly predicted he would personally win five Winner with other calling U.S. Marine Sgl. Kay Russell, 32, a member of the American Olympic team, acknowledges cheers Monday in Munich alter scoring a TKO in first round boxing match over Syephen Thege of Kenya. (AP Wire- photo) Bengals stop Eagles in 'arrival* game PHILADELPHIA (AP) Coach Paul Brown believes his Cincinnati Bengals have arrived as a solid National Football League team, no', one that makes the headlines every so often by upsetting an established I earn. Brown's five-year-old Bangals rallied in the secor.d half Tuesday to overcome the Area girls win places in track Missey Scanlon and Ir's Walker of Ihe Alton-Godf-vy area participated in the state finals of the Illinois Juiroy Sports Jamboree, held recently at Crystal Lake. Boll: girls advanced to the state meet after winning at bo'i local and regional meets in the intermediate age group of 15 and Iti year olds. Missey Scanlon placed fourth with a time of 6.4 seconds in the 33 yard dash. Iris Walker placed sixth with a high jump 01 4 feet 6 inches. Philadelphia Eagles 34-20 ia an exhibition game. Cincinnati traded 17-10 at halftime, but scored three touchdowns and a field goal as tSe injury-riddled Eagles' defense came apart. "This is our fifth year," said Brown, "and our plans were by this time to play every learn right to i he- ground and not sneak in 'Jie back door and upset some established team. I think we are able to do that now." Brown's Bengals, who were last in the NFC's Cen'ral Division last season with a 4-10 record, now are 2-2 hi the pre-season schedule. Philadelphia is 1-3. Brown was particularly pleased with the performatr-e of Ken Anderson, the sophomore quarterback from Au- gustana (111.) College, who completed 12 of 17 passes fv>r 155 yards and ltd the Bengals' second half comeback. Veteran quarterback iv.e Liske passed 24 yards to Gary Ballman to put Philadelphia on the Scoreboard first. Afi<-r Cincinnati's Hurst Muhlmaim kicked an 11-yard field go;:', Liske slammed over from I ho one to cap an 8U-yard drue. Al Beauchamp scored for the Bengals on a 7-yard pass interception and Tom Demp sey ended first-half scoring with a 30-yard field goal. K u n n i n g back Paul Robinson scored twice for the Bengals in the second h.iif and Muhlmann and Dempsev exchanged lield goal:;, Philadelphia's coming on a 5.'- yanler. Elsewhere in pro football, Coach George Allen acquired another veteran for his "Over-the-Hill Gang" Washington Redskins when he picked up defensive lineman .) e r r y Rush from the Cleveland Browns. Rush, 29. a seven-year player for the Detroit Lio. r i\ was traded to the Browns earlier this year. Another veteran, defensive end Ben Davidson of Oakland, who was facing a tough t'ign-. for his job now has to c<m!<"i'l with a pulled leg muscle he suffered in Saturday's ga>:ie against Buffalo. Davidson was hurt when IK- picked up a fumble and returned it 23 yards bel'mv falling on the last play of the gam; 1 . golds, only to fail in all five attempts, winding up merely as one member of two winning relay teams in those games four years ago. "I was a little nervous because of that," he said, recalling his thoughts as he stood on the starting block prior to the butterfly. A scant two minutes later— a world record 2:00.70, to he exact—the 22-year-old Indiana University pre-dental graduate from Camrichao', Calif., had his first gold, leading a 1-2-3 sweep. Gary Hall of Garden Grove, Calif., a surprisingly distant fifth in the early going, came on with a rush to win the silver medal, barely nosing out Robin Backhaus of Rcdlands, Calif. Minutes . after that, Spit/; was back in the wafer, following Dave Edgar of Ft. Lauderdalc, FJa., John Murphy of Hinsdale, 111., ana Jerry Heidehreich of Dallas, the first three swimmers .'n the relay. Again he churned along and again a world record was broken. This time the final clocking was 3:26.42, more than three full seconds ahead of the silver-winning Russian team and six in front of third- place East Germany. "I've been diving for 18 years," said Miss King. "That's longer than the girl who came in second has beon living." Miss King, a 28-year-old Pontiac, Mich., native, virtually waltzed to her gold medal, beating 17-year-old Swedish high school student Ulrika Knape by almost 16 * * * * points. East Germany's Marina Janicke was third, about three points further back. Auer, a 35-year-old technical and television writer, had a gold for nearly two hours. Then along came 26-year-old North Korean infantryman Li-Ho-jun to take it away from him. "Naturally I was disappointed," said Auer, who had fired a world and Olympic record-tying 598 points out of a possible 600. only to have Li break them two hours I thought I won both with a 599 score. "For two hours I thought I won it and now it's a second place. "But I'm still pleased," Auer added. "I think I represented my country well ... This is the greatest event in my life." Miss Gould, the 15-year-old Aussie schoolgirl, put her fourth world record on the books in swimming to a gold in the women's 200-meter individual relay. "Now I'm looking forward to the freestyles," she said, clutching her stuffed toy kangaroo after clocking 2:23.07, a time that broke a four-year mark set by America's Claudia Kolb. Miss Gould beat East Germany's Kornelia Ender by about half a second, with Lynn Vidali of San Francisco, finishing less than a tenth of a second further back to take the bronze. "It took three games for us to become a team in Mexico City, and it probably will be the same this time." U.S. Coach Hank Iba said of his * * * * young basketball team. If that's the case, they'll be a team tonight—and they'll have to be in order to defeat Cuba, which beat the Yanks in last year's Pan-American Games. The Americans, stretching their unbeaten Olympic record to 57 games, recorded their second Munich victory by beating Australia 81-55. Sloppy ball-handling by the U.S. team enabled the Aussies to maintain a 19-19 tie in the opening minutes, then the Yanks clamped on a zone defense and ran away to a 56-24 halftime lead. Ed Ratleff of Long Beach, Calif., scored 18 points and Jim Bewer of Maywood, 111., grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Yanks. The only other American medalist Monday was a surprising one, as 20-year-old Jamie McEwan of Silver Spring, Md., picked up the bronze in the Canadian singles segment of the canoe slalom. He had been in eighth place after the first of his two runs in the sport all but owned by Europeans. East Germans won both the Canadian and men's kayak singles. The American women gymnasts finished fourth as Russia won its first gold of the Games and Hungary's Imre Foeldi won the ban- t a m w e i g h t weightlifting competition. The U.S. water polo team defeated Cuba 7-6 as Bruce Bradley of Long Beach, Calif., scored three goals and Russell Webb of Hermosa Beach, Calif., added two. **•*•* Olympic swimming proves to be strictly family affair MUNICH (AP) - Olympic swimming is a bit of a family affair as the Munich games have seven brother-sister, brother-brother or sister-sister constellations on the entry lists. Some of the sisters and brothers are in the medal class, and there is an outside chance that one family may take home more than one medal. The family line-up: United States' Lynn and Rick Colella. A us t r a 1 i a ' s Neil and Gregory Rogers. Mexico's diving sisters Bertha and Norma Baraldi. West Germany's Angela and Klaus Steinbach, and Hans and Werner Lampe. Italy's Novella and Mauro Calligaris. Lebanon's MireUle and Bruno Bassoul. Mireille Bassoul, 18, entered a record nine events, yet is not likely to survive the preliminaries in one. Same goes for brother Bruno. Bertha Baraldi was 15th, her sister IBth in the springboard event. Of the Calligaris', Novella is the brightest prospect. At 17, she holds three European freestyle records. Australian Greg Rogers is a veteran from the Mexico City games where he won two medals, but no gold, and his younger brother Neil is a 100- meter butterfly hope. Downed alter first down Kssex Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals running bark gains 15 yards and a first down but is pulled down by rhiladHphiu Katies linebacker Mill Foster (01) in lirsl period n! Muiula.\ night's Bengals - Kagles preseason pro-toot ball game in Philadelphia. (AP \\ire- plu>U>) Splashing to victory California U.S. Olympic swimmers Mark Spitz, top, Robin Backhaiis, center, and Gary HaJJ, bottom, splash toward victory in the Olympic 200-meter butterfly trials in Munich Monday. (AP Wirephoto) Filly is challenger in Hambletonian DU QUOIN, 111. (AP) - In these days of women's lib, there is a strong such candidate in the horsey set. D e 1 m u n i c a Hanover—a filly— will be going against the colts for the first time this year in the $119.090 Hambletonian Wednesday. Most experts peg the daughter of Speedy County the main challenger of Super Bowl. Winner of 12 of 16 starts and $324,677. Super Bowl, driven by Stanley Dancer, has covered the mile in 2:00 or less seven times this season with a best of 1:58 3-5 und is rated an unofficial 1-2 choice in the betless classic for 3-year-old trotters Flag football registration Thursday »' F.AST ALTON - Flag football registration for fifth and sixth grade school boys w:l! begin here Thursday at the Kst Alton Oomnumiity building and continue through Sept. 14. The program, sanctioned by the Illinois High School Ath- letie Association, is for those who will not reach age 13 before Oct. 1. A fee of $3 will be charged each buy for insurance. Teams will be drawn S e p t . 14 with practice beginning Sept. Hi. Further informal KM) may be had by falling Jerry lT.i|is:idtlle, recreattion director, 239-7411. UTTER, Bros/ Cottoq. HilU EUUThlUAL SUPPLIES In fact, his domination was so great, that although this year there was a lean crop of outstanding trotters, he scared off enough of them so only seven make up the smallest Hambletonian field since 1932. In addition to Delmonica Hanover, the others are Spartan Hanover, driven by Billy Houghton; Star's Chip, Ronnie Dancer, Stanley's son; Flush, Glen Gamsey; The Black Streak, Howard Bessinger who has won two of the last three Hamblelonians, and the rank outsider, Axystar, owned, trained and driven by Dr. Anderson Arbury, 67, a retired orthodontist from Midland, Mich. Axystar finished no better than fourth and won $137 this year while campaigning at county fairs in Michigan at Harrison, Bay City and Midland but Arbury kept up his eligibility fees and made the final '•tf.OOO entry payment Sunday. If nothing else, Axystar possibly can lay claim to F tist -pilch til I -slu set Thursday The second annual fast pitch all-star game will b,- Thursday at 7 p.m.. at Nor- thsule Playground The all-star team will play Fosterburg, the winner <>f the .second round of the Fast Pitch League. having entered the prestigious Hambletorjian with the most nonglamorous racing record of any horse in the event's 47-year history. There have been several non-winners, however, who have raced in it years ago. Historians say two such maidens, McLin Hanover :n 1938 and The Ambassador in 1942, emerged triumphant. Delmomca Hanover could become only the 12th filly ever to win and the first since Kerry Way in 1966. In 17 starts this year, all against fillies, she has won 12 and sped to a season's record of 2:00 1-5 at Blue Bonnets, Montreal, on July 26, which she matched Aug. 16 at Springfield, 111. "She's the best filly I've ever had," says Miller, who has had some good ones, including Helicopter, the 1953 Hanibletoiiian winner. "Her speed really is an unknown factor because I've never had to go for it with her. I think she can go close tn 1:58. and that could win it. She can race in front or come from behind and has a hiuh fl'ghl of speed. She cost us only $5,000 at the Harrislnuvh, Pa., sale in 1970 and already has won more than S20!),0oi)." Happiness is... BILL GRANGER blU 11. i',all,, Hlvil.. Bfthullu, 111. State Farm Fue ana Casualty Company KING EDWARD IMPERIALS

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