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,« 3r i. ers, Economist Newspapers, Wednesday, March 9,1977 CSR Page 21 Sf. Laurence advances; gains sectional final By BERNIE LYNCH Staving off a furious Richards' uprising in the final minutes of play, St. Laurence's Vikings continued to win in an uneasy fashion, ousting the Bulldogs 71 to 68 last night in an opening round game of the Downers Grove sectional tourney. The spine-tingling win enabled St. Laurence to advance to next Friday's sectional title game against the winner of tonight's Lockport (21-4) and Carl Sandburg (19-7) victor. Kevin Boyle and Jim Stack again collaborated in the winning effort for the Vikings with 49 of their total points. Boyle netted 25 points on 10 buckets and five free throws and Stack collected 24 Both are junior forwards. St Laurence opened like it was going to have a field night, scoring seven points without a single retaliation. The Vikings held a 22 to 11 lead at the end of the first period and were up by only three, 34 to 31 at the intermission Richards rallied to take a five-point lead. Holding a slim 51 to 49 lead at the start of the fourth pe- Pacing the sidelines Leo High school's boxing squad will have three of their boxers vieing for championship honors in the novice division when the 50th Golden Gloves championships are enacted Friday night at the International Amphitheater, 4100 S. Halsted st. Sixteen-year old Rich Moran, a sophomore at Leo who shifted his main athletic interest from swimming to boxing only two years ago, will battle Dan Perez, of Gordon Tech, also 16, who captured the Chicago Park district 119-pound championship two years ago. They will battle it out to decide the 125-pound novice crown. John Collins, a member of the Leo football squad this past season, will be bidding for the 156-pound novice title. His opponent, three years older, is John Hatter, a student at Harper Junior college. Collins possesses a terrific punch, as evidenced by the fact that none of his five opponents enroute to the finals have lasted three rounds. Another grid star at Leo, James Wegenast will meet up with George Duthorn of Hanover park in the heavyweight novice title bout. The three Leo finalists will be seconded by Bob Galloway, a policeman, an avid boxing fan and coach. Coach Vic Leonard of Scottsdale park is optimistic that his two open division boxers will come away with titles Friday night. Ron Clifford, a 16-year old student at Argo High school, will be opposed by Arthuro Salas, a Park district and CYO champion, in the 112- pound title bout. Brother Larry Clifford had the misfortune of being butted in his championship bout a year ago. , Dan Estrada, a student at Hubbard High school, is back-to defend his 147-pound open division crown against Robert Hughes of Aurora, representing Columbus park. Opening bout at 8 p.m. Friday brings together Guy Piccicci and Mike Daniels in the 106-pound novice division. Jim Long, promoter of this year's finals sponsored by the Chicago Tribune Charities, expects a near capacity crowd of 10,000 fans to witness the 22 championship bouts. The Su- persectionals last week attracted turnaway crowds, but Long reports that tickets are still available for Friday at any Ticketron location or at the Amphitheater the night of the finals. Awaiting the open division champions are two trips. They will travel to Hawaii for the national Golden Gloves "Tournament of Champions," and then to the ultimate arena lor any boxer...Madison Square Gardens for the resumption of the New York/Chicago Intercity Golden Gloves. Coach Leonard takes delight in revealing that John Matis, a 12-year old boxer from Scottsdale park, captured the 90-pound national boxing title in Dubuque, la., this past weekend. * * * Remember Jim Arneberg...a man for all back again as clinic director of perhaps the nation's outstanding football clinic. The dean of students at Alonzo Stagg High -school in Sooth Suburban Palos Hills and a : former player-coach at Leo High school rev- -ealed yesterday that over 7W have already L signed up for this year's event at Chicago's ;: Hyatt Regency O'Hare this coming Friday 'land Saturday. The gala array of top-name £ coaches include: Johnny Majors, Coach of the jlYear with last year's Number one ranked £ University of Pittsburgh Panthers; NFL pro- £ vides the Chicago Bears' Dick Butkos; Norm tShula of the Dolphins, and Dick Vermeil of tthe Philadelphia Eagles. Other coflegiate rep- £ resenlathes include: Jim Carlen, South Caro- £lina; Bill Dooley, North Carolina; Frank ;- Hush, Arizona State, and Tony Mason, Arizo; : na. Jr Sponsoring the clinic is Medalist Sports Ed- f ucatlon, led by Howard Fagan, former Coach lof the Year when he led Mount Cannel High £ school to the league championship and had a C brief coaching career at SI Leo's college in t Florida before taking over as sports informa- £ tion director of Medalist. Al McGtdre, retiring 5 as coach at Marqnette university, is now a *: member of Medalist board of directors. »; Registration information is available by * calling toll free 1-8W-SS8-S858. It is open to all 4**chktg levels. ^SPAPFRflRCHlVE* riod, the Vikings increased the gap to 68 to 60 with 1!41 left in the contest. The Bulldogs again threatened and came within two points, 68 to 66 with 1:17 left in the game. Leading Richards in scoring was Bob Rollins with 24 and Ramon Parks chipped in with 23. St. Laurence connected on 31 of 55 field goal attempts, but the Vikings f*ee throw shooting was not up to par, hitting on only nine of 13. Richards also had commendable field goal shooting, sinking 30 to 52 and eight of 13 charity tosses. Hales., a surprise representative in the sectional after taking the Quigley South regional, gave highly favored Homewood-Flossmoor's Vikings more than what they had bargained for. The Catholic league's 12th place finisher battled H-F on fairly even terms in the first quarter, trailing 16 to 15, and bowed out 82 to 71. Maurice Clark was outstanding, collecting 35 points, 21 coming in the opening half, for H-F. Vernon Parks and Booker Jones both had 17 for Hales. De LaSalle, fresh from its title-winning Argo regional, goes against Proviso East (24-3) tonight. If victorious, the Meteors will go against Proviso West ,in the Hinsdale Central sectional finals Friday night. Weber advanced past Larkin 78 to 71 at Elgin. Next Friday's sectional winners will advance to the super-sectional round set for Tuesday night. It's then on the Champaign for the Elite Eight. King ousted in Public cage semis King, the third place finisher in the Red-Central section, outplayed favored Westinghouse but dropped a hard-fought 68 to 66 decision in overtime yesterday in the first of two Public league basketball playoff semi-finals. " Phillips, unbeaten and rated the Number one team in the state, is favorite to get past Crane Tech in their semi-final clash at the International Amphitheater. Game is scheduled to start at l p.m. today. Winner of the Phillips- Crane test will advance to the league championship playoff contest at the Amphitheater next Tuesday at the Amphitheater. A berth in the state playoffs at Champaign will go to the winner. King held a seemingly commanding 40 to 27 aid- vantage at the half. Westinghouse, who went into the contest unbeaten but close to defeat in several contests, caught fire in the fourth quarter. Eddie Johnson's 20-footer with 10 seconds remaining to play enabled Westinghouse to tie the score at 61- all at the end of regulation play. King's inability to cash in on free throws in the fourth quarter and also in the overtime led to their downfall. The Kingmen missed seven free throws in the final period and missed five more in the overtime. No stopping Boyle Kevin Boyle, St. Laurence's 6-5 junior forward, sets sail successful two-pointer against a stymied Richards defense. Boyle had one of bi$ usually good nights, leading both teams In the scoring column with 25 points, as the Vi- kings gained a thrilling "71 to 68 Downers Grove sectional triumph last night. Fans of the Burbank school are hopeful their cagers will duplicate the state championship triumph of the football squad. Curie playoffs 32 girls' cage squads open playoffs open Saturday Little Joe's wound up as the unbeaten leader of the East division and St. Denis took first place in the West division as the regular season play in th Curie park grammar school basketball league wound up this past Satureay. Playoffs involving the top two teams from each section will stan Saturday. St. Denis battles St. Bruno at 1 p.m. and Little Joe's go against St. Albert in the second game at 2 p.m. in the Curie High school gym, 4949 W. Archer ave. Little Joe's , behind 10- polnt scoring efforts by Mike Szala and Bill Nelson, gained an easy 32 to 17 win over St. Turibius for their 13th straight league win without a loss. Don Schoenfeld had 12 points to take game honors for St. Turibius, who finished third in the East division with a 9-4 record. Mike Hannes turned in one of the most spectacular individual performances of the season in leading St. Bruno to a 51 to 42 victory over St. Simon to clinch the second place playoff position with a lfr-3 record. Ed Pasciak netted 24 in the losing effort as St. Simon wound up with a 0-13 season. Mike Davis scored with seven seconds left in the overtime period, enabling St. Jane to edge Immaculate Conception 42 to 40. Joe Zarleski was high scorer with 14 for St Jane, who wound up with a WJ record. Jeff Paulius had 13 for Immaculate Conception, who wound up with a 1-12 record. Winners next Saturday will advance to the championship playoffs a week from Saturday. Plans are being made to aold an all- star game on Saturday, March 26. A large field of 32 quintets will start battling it out tomorrow in the opening round of play of the Chicago Public league girls' championship basketball playoffs. Top seeded Fenger will be at home to Phillips. Opening tipoff is set for 3.30p.m. Other local prep girls' schools who have qualified for the playoffs find Kennedy playing host to Crane, Hubbard visits Orr, Morgan Park is at Manley, Curie is scheduled to be at home to Wells and Lindblom entertains Crane. Winners will advance to Luther, St. Francis advance Rice, Carmel in skate title clash By MARK HERMANSON Coach ( Don Menonl's Brother Rice hockey squad rebounded* for a 4 to 1 win over Mount Carmel to even their Kennedy cup Catholic High school league championship series at one apiece Sunday. They will collide at 6 pm. Friday at the Homewood-Flossmoor rink in the rubber contest Cannel was riding the crest of a 13-game win streaK in league play and held two regular league win over the Crusaders going into Sunday's contest Cannel gained a 3 to 1 win over Rice in tire opening game of their best-of-three title series on the H-F rink last Friday night In evening the series, Tom Page, junior goalie, was superb. He turned back 21 shots, several on power plays by Cannel. Bob Long made 23 saves for the Caravan. Neither team was able to score in the opening period, but Cannel dominated play. The Caravan had seven shots on goal, opposed to only three for Rice. Captain Jim MarurowsW drew first blood at 10:58 of the second period. Before the period was ended, Rice drew out to a 3 to 0 lead on a goal by junior Bob Bandyk and sophomore Dave Kurow grabbed the faceoff and slapped the pack past Long for an unassisted score. With two players in the penalty box for Rice, Craig Ferguson gave Cannel its lone goal on a power play in the final period. Kevin McCabe of Cannel broke away on what appeared to be a sure tally, but Page made an unbelievable save. At 1:09 of the final period, Brian Proctor gave Rice an insurance goal. The score was set up on Mazurowski's assist Senior winger Rich Ftnk scored two goals in the second period to spark Canoel's opening playoff victory. Bill Myjak had an open nt and proceeded to give Cannel its third goal with six seconds left to play in the game. Goalie Dan ODoimell was the embattled hero of the game for Cannel, turning back 27 shots on goal. Coach John Deurari's Caravan scored two whitewash wins over De LaSalle in their semi-final playoff series, while Rice was advancing to the championship series with a pair of wins over St Laurence. The league's all-star squad and other award winners will be announced in Sunday's issue. The girls' version of the "March Madness" started this past Monday night. Playing host to one of the subregionals was Luther South. Their Bra- vettes breezed past Providence-St. Mel by a one- sided 44 to 14 final count Monday night. Gina Miller led the way with 14 points. Diane Do- makaitis added eight to the winning cause In the second game played Monday, University overwhelmed Unity by a score of 75 to 26. The two winners will clash starting at 7:30 p.m on the Luther South home court. Winner will advance to the Reavis regional next week. Host St Francis deSales was a 53 to 12 winner over St. WiUibrord in their su- bregional. Alinda Cox led the way with 21 points. Morgan Park bowed out to Elizabeth Seaton 55 to 41atSt Francis Super-sectionals will be held March 29, and the finals will open at Illinois State university in Normal April 1. next week's quarter-finals to be played at Orr, Julian, Young and Hyde Park; -semi-finals are slated for Orr and Hyde Park on Tuesday, March 22 The championship game will be played the following Thursday at Clemente starting at 3:15pm The Public league champion will gam a berth in the state championship playoffs to be held in the Horton fieldhouse of Illinois State university starting April 1. Coach Sue Franklin's Fenger squad ran its unbeaten win streak to 40 in a row over the past three seasons as the Titanettes smothered Taft 63 to 32 in the championship game of the Mayor Bilandic girls' basketball championship held last Saturday. Fifty-nine teams participated in the tourney. Veda Sargent of Fenger was named as the tourney's most valuable player. She scored nine points in the opening quarter when Fenger moved out in front 18 to 12 and wound up as the game's leading scorer with ^7. She plans to enter Northwestern university af- , ter her graduation from the Roseland school. Arnetta Payne, celebrating her birthday, scored 16 · points and was named to the all-tourney squad Another Fenger player was named to the all-tourney squad Demse Jones had five baskets in the championship contest. Taft had entered the contest hopeful of avenging the school's lone two defeats in three seasons. They have · won 32 games along the rout Lindblom garnered third place honors with a 51 to 30 conquest of DuSable. Sharon Carroll paced the Eagles to victory with 17 points and was named to the all- tourney squad. Wentworth to offer net class Indoor tennis lessons will be offered at Wentworth park, 5625 S Mobile ave, during the month of April on Thursdays The classes will be con ducted by Chicago Park district tennis instructors. There will be classes for the beginner as well as those looking to improve their game. Classes will be limited to 25. Times and ages as follows: 8-12 - 4 to 5 p.m.. free of charge 13-16--5 to 6 p.m., also free of charge. Adult classes (17 and over) in three class periods, 6 30 to 7:30, 7:30 to 8 30, and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be a fee of $5. Anyone interested in joining anj of the above classes should arrange to slop at the park and contact Joe Sarna, park supervisor, or call LU 5-1881 any ·weekday between 2 p m . and 10-30 p.m Nab Mf RtMmtwis MwfcrJUMS77Wlm Prim Tims Art Opm! Hold Your Patties Here! SPECIAL FOR JAN. 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