Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on March 24, 1977 · Page 26
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Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 26

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Page 10 Section H Kconomist Newspapers, Wednesday. March 2:1,1977 Pacing the sidelines By BERN1E LYNCH Why 3rd place? Our sincere congratulations go to Coach Jerry To- kars of De LaSalle and Chuck Schwarz of St. Laurence for their fine coaching jobs in guiding their basketball squads to within one game of the state championship playoffs Both coaches were in accord that the third place game could be eliminated, feeling the intensity is lacking somewhat after losing out in the semi-finals Similar consolation trophies should go to both teams. Kevin Boyle of St Laurence, top scorer in the tourney, and Darryl Allen of De LaSalle certainly were two of the best performers. Allen, a sophomore, set a rebound record. Both were unanimous choices for all-tourney honors. Football clinic set One of the finest football clinics in the 31-year history of the Chicago Catholic High school league will take place this coming Friday at Fenwick High school Chairman of this year's event is George Badke, head" football coach at Fenwick High school. Badke had played at Leo High school and was an assistant grid coach at St. Laurence High school. Following the introductions, Tom Kavanagh, who coached. St. Laurence to the state football crown last fall, will be the opening speaker. The clinic also features Gary Moeller, new head football coach at the University of Illinois, Jim Young, who will take over at Purdue; Pat Culpepper, Northern Illinois university; Dave Adolph, Ohio State; Bob Spoo, University of Wisconsin; and Dennis Brown, University of of Michigan. Grammar school, high school and college coaches are invited. Registration will take place starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Fenwick High school. Further details can be had by calling 386-0129. NCAA nears title round There are a great number of Marquette university rooters around who would like to see retiring coach Al McGuire bow out as a winner. His Marquette squad is pitted against North Carolina-Charlotte in one of two semi-final NCAA games Saturday. Bo Ellis, who starred at Parker on the South Side, led Marquette with 20 points last Saturday. He had hoped to meet up with Bickie Green, everyone's All- American from Hirsch High school. But the nation's number one team bowed out. You can see the Marquette-North Carolina-Charlotte game on WMAW-TV '(Channel 5) beginning at 1 p.m. Remember Steve Krafcism, who led St Laurence to a share of the Catholic league cage crown a year ago? As a freshman, he's playing quite a bit with the University of North Carolina He hit on eight straight free throws last Saturday, leading the Tar ·Heels to a 79 to 72 win over Kentucky. Armchair "fans can watch every play of the North Carolina-Ne- 'vada-Las Vegas semi-final game starting at 3:15 p.m. Saturday. The two winners Saturday will collide next Monday for the NCAA basketball crown .Hallberg Coach of Year - Bob Hallberg, bead basketball coach at St. Xavier college, has been named Coach of the Year in the Chicagoland Athletic Collegiate conference He was honored by the conference coaches for the second year in a row. Over the last two years, his teams bave won 23 conference games and lost only two while taking tw 0 straight conference championships. State wrestling meet Three young grammar school grapplers battled their way all the way to the finals of the Illinois Kids' Wrestling Federation tournament held last Saturday at East Moline. Keith Healy, a student at St Denis grammar school, took a third place finish. He suffered his first loss in 39 matches. Representing Vittum park were John Steczna, defeated in the state finals in the 125-pound division, and Matt Stalc- zyk lost in the finals of the 95-pound division. Congratulations. Baseball snowed out Curie was scheduled to open its spring baseball season Monday with St Laurence and the Vikings were slated to meet Kennedy yesterday. Spring has arrived. However, both games, needless to say, were snowed out Hawks here tomorrow Seven members of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey squad will make personal appearances tomorrow night at a "Sports Night" program at Bertnccfs Meat Market 6424 S. Palaski road. The players scheduled to appear are Stan MiWta, Tony Esposito, Ivan Boldirev, Darcy Rota, Grant Mnlvey, Bob Murray, and John Marks, They arc scheduled to arrive at 6:3C p m. We expect to see there are still a iol of Hawk rooters around. Kiwanis to honor preps Jerry Lyne, successful bead basketball coacb at Loyola university, will be guest speaker at the Ki- watris club of Soathtown's annual MVP prep basket ball awards luncheon It will be held Tuesday, April 19. at SharJiO's East restaurant fSPAPFRI De LaSalle cagers honored guests Mayor Bilandic took a personal delight in welcoming members of the De LaSalle High school basketball squad Monday momlag In the council chambers. A graduate of De LaSalle, BUaadlc aid members of the council honored the Meteors for their achievement in capturing the third place trophy in the Class AA state high school tournament held Saturday in Champaign. The cheerleading squad of DIS is pictured in front. Flanking Mayor Bilandic are Jerry Tok^s, head basketball coach; Brother William Wakz, F.S.C., school principal, and AKn LewandowskL. publk relations director. Mayor Bilandlc also greeted the St. La-rence squad, fourth place finisher to the state, and Phillips, the Public league champions. \ % Meteors down Vikings for 3rd in state prep cage meet, 65-47 By BERND3 LYNCH It's now iiistory. ·But the thrills and excitement of-aavinc played in the Class AA state high school basketball tournament will hardly ever elude from the minds of players from De LaSalle and St. Laurence, in addition to the countless number of followers of the teams. Both team were making their first venture in the schoolboy cag classic in Assembly Hall of University of Illinois in Champaign They came a long way in reaching the Elite Eight St. Laurence and De LaSalle were both expected to fall by the wayside in their opening games. Coach Chuck Schwarz' Vikings were pitted against Phillips, the Chicago Public league winner, tabbed as the No. one team in the state. What happened? The Wildcats, boasting an unblemished 28-0 record, returned to Chicago quickly, absorbing a 56 to 50 setback. Kevin Boyle was outstanding, pouring in 19 points. t But the win was a costly one ?or St. Laurence Jim Stack, the other half of the Vikings' one-two scoring punch, sprained an ankle. It practically spelled doom. "I don't say we would have beaten them, but it would have been a much closer contest," coach Schwarz commented on the team's 69 to 48 loss to Peoria Central, the Little Flower, St. Christina in finals Unbeaten St. Christina and Little Flower advanced to Sunday's championship round of play in the Southwest Catholic Grammar school conference basketball race. They will battle it out for the crown in the St. Laurence High school St. Xavier all-stars Three basketball players from Saint Xavier college have been named to the Chicago Collegiate Athletic Conference All- Star team. Mike Walaszek, Jim Czajkowski and Ron Simmons were named to the All-Conference team. Bob Hallberg was named Coach of the Year for the second straight season. This marked the third straight year that Walaszek was selected by the CCAC coaches. A junior, the six-foot Walaszek was an all-Catholic league guard at St Laurance. He led the SXC Cougars in total scoring this year (563 points) and averaged 16.1 points per game. A key man in the Cougars" fast break, ran and gun type offense, Walaszek drew praise from coach Hallberg. "To me, he's our most valuable player. I think be could play at the major college level" Junior Jim Czajkowski transferred to SXC from the University of Wisconsin. A fine all-round player, he was All-Catholic and All-Area at St Rita as a high school senior. At Saint Xavier be led the team in rebounds and averaged 13 points per game. The 6-4 forward was instrumental in starting the fast break offense which proved so effective for the Cougars this season. gym, 7700 S." Central ave., starting at 8:30 p.m. Despite a 20-point performance by Bill Carter, St. Ethelreda suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a 53 to 42 decision to Little Flower in one of two semifinal contests Sunday. St Christina continued its unbeaten ways by beating Queen of Martyrs in a low scoring defensing struggle 24 to 21 to reach the finals. St. Germaine of Oak Lawn will clash with St. Rita for the sixth grade championship. The title contest will be staged Saturday in the St Rita High- school gym, 63rd st. and Washtenaw ave., starting at 7:30p.m. Tonight in the semi-finals of the seventh grade playoffs, St. John Fisher battles St. Barnabas in the first of two games starting at 7 p.m. at St Laurence. The other semi pits St Cajetan against St. Gerald at 8:15 p.m. The two winners will eventual tourney champ \ ,, The pressure was on Boyle, who played outstanding,' scoring 24 points. He hit on 10 of 18 from the field and sank four of seven free, throws. _ " So-called experts at the tourney were convinced before" the tourney that unbeaten CollmsviDe and Phillips would meet for the crown. The Meteors, who had to battle from behind in most of their tournament games leading to the state, battled from behind to upset Collinsville 67 to 66 on Dave Bonko's game-winning shot with four seconds remaining Coach Jerry Tokars' DLS was a victim of Lanphier of* Springfield 60 to 56 in their semi-final game x Saturday night's- opener brouglWVtogetlier game-weary-1 De LaSalle and St. Laurence. Both coaches agreed it would be hard to get their players up for this one, since both tean)s had visions of reaching the finals. "; St Laurence had beaten DLS by 10 points during the; I vie for the championship at regular season v The Vikings went unbeaten in capturing, l 7 p.m. Sunday the Catholic league basketball crown. Fenger in finals The girls' version of "March Madness" reaches a feverish pitch tomorrow when Coach Sue Franklin sends her Fenger High school squad, boasting a three-year unbeaten record, against Chicago Vocational, coached by Judy Koenig. They will battle it out for the Public league girls' basketball title at Clemente High school gym. Tipoff is set for 3:15p.m. The winner will advance to the state finals at Illinois State university, opening against the Moline winner in the tourney's opener on Friday, April l. Fenger turned back Marshall 55 to 40 yesterday in their semi-final contest Arnetta Payne and Fredrina Adair both had 12 points for the TiUnettes. Fenger jumped off to a 10 to 0 lead at the outset, but the Commandos then took charge and went in front, holding a 20 to 18 balftime advantage. A three-point play by Vida Sargent put Fenger in front to stay 25 to 22 in the opening minutes of the second half. Fontaine Taylor tossed in 20 points as CVS battled from behind in the final minutes of play to knock Lmdblom oat of title contention 54 to 50. Vina Kelley chipped in with 19 for the Cavaliers. Sharon Carroll shared game honors with Taylor with 20 for the Eagles. Misty Shaver had 17. Auto dealer chairmen The Oak Lawn Automobile Dealers assvdanM has nominated Bill Hawkmoii of Hawktaxm Ford crarpany (left) and Robert $1 John of Frank SWrey Cadillac, as its cochairmen. One of the first programs beJ«g sponsored by (he Oak Lawn Dealers association was a trip to toe Chicago Automobile shew Wednesday for handicapped children from (he Park Lawn and Garden schools. A total of 57 chiWrcn made (be (rip. Vour Mone ot Dodge. You'll soy "Thank you, Dodge Monaco" when you see afl the style, comfort, and value you'll get in this handsome two-door hardtop, it's a lot of car at a reasonable price. "Manufacturer's suggested retail price for base she-cylinder Monaco two-door hardtop, excluding destination charges, taxes, and title fees. White sldewall tires and wheel covers $7* extra cost. CMCftQOMIIO

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