Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on April 7, 1977 · Page 28
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Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 28

Chicago, Illinois
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Thursday, April 7, 1977
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Econgmist Newspapers, Wednesday, April 6,1977 Pacing the sidelines By BERNIE LYNCH Prep baseball teams , halted by weather Vikings are honored It came as no big surprise last night when it was announced that Kevin Boyle and Jim Stack shared the MVP honors with the St. Laurence basketball squad this past season. Over ZOO persons turned out to honor Coach Chuck Schwarz and members of his Catholic league basketball championship squad at banquet held at Halleran's restaurant. St. Laurence finished fourth in the state. Tom Clifford received the Defensive Player award and Jim Ceario was recipient of the Duffy award. The Vikings could be stronger next season. Boyle, Stack and Cesario will be returning. Norwell winner announced Gene Payne was recipient of the James P. Norwell Scholar-Athlete trophy, one of the highlight events at the Brother Rice High school's annual senior athletic banquet this past Sunday at the Lexington House. He was captain of both the track and cross-country teams at Brother Rice and ranks as one of the top students in his senior class. Payne, in addition, b a Chick Evans scholar winner plans to attend the University of Illinois. He caddies at the Beverly Country club. Handicap no bar Am at a loss for words to describe the courage of some 700 mentally retarded - boys and girls, men and women, from throughont the state. They competed in various athletic events Saturday at Curie High school. Marquette park three gold medal winners: Jeff Hubbard, 8; Claudia Kupiec, 10, and Linda Sherwood. They won the right to compete in national competition to be held at Michigan City, tad., April 15-16. ·An unsung, modest leader behind the scene at Marquette park is Joan O'Brien, who supervises 220 retarded persons each Tuesday and Saturday at Mai^uette park. The mother of two daughters makes what would appear to many onlookers as a difficult task appear enjoyable. She resides, in the Scottsdale area, Mrs. Pat Condon, wife of the noted sports columnist, Dave, of the Chicago Tribune,- beads the citywide program for the Chicago Park district. Am sure there must be a lot more easier ways to make a living. Our praise and thanis to the people who devote their lives, many in volunteer roles, to be)p the retarded to enjoy living. We cannot overlook die fine job turned in by Al Fitch, who at one time played so much basketball that he hardly changed out of Ms gym shoes. He volunteered his services as chairman of the program at Curie Saturday ....Tony Struppa, an important cog In the Chicago Park district's city-wide security program under Ed Kelly, general superitendent, was also on hand Co lend his support. Sox open April 12 What baseball fan has not dreamed of throwing out the first pitch of a new baseball season? This year, the White Sox are giving 10,000 fans that golden opportunity. The Sox kick off the 1977 home season next Tuesday (April 12) against the Boston Red Sox at Corals* key Park, and the first 10,000 fans through the turns- tyle will receive a replica of a major league baseball. During the pregame ceremonies, everyone in the stands who has one of these balls wffl have the opportunity to make the ceremonial first pitch. Game time for Opening Day is 1:15 with the pre- game ceremonies starting at 12:41. Pregame festivities will be dedicated to the memory of the late Mayor Richard J,, Daley, a resident of the neighboring Bridgeport community, in which the park is located in, and a He-long fan of the White Sox. Marchhig bands from Chicago Vocational High school, Lane Tech, and John F. Kennedy will highlight the ceremonies along with honor color guards from the Chicago Police and Fin departments. Members of the Mayor's family will be present and will throw out the "official" first ball. Honor Fenger gals Perhaps if the Fenger High school girts 1 basketball team had got past Sterling in the state tournament at Horton fieldhouse in Normal last week, the Bh"- nois High school state girls' crown may be at the Roseland school. Sterling High downed Fenger in an overtime and went on to take the state title. A banquet is planned to honor coach Sue Franklin and members of her basketball team that bad a 45-0 record going into their game with Sterline. K will take place at the Condesa Del Mar restaurant in Alsip, next month. A combination of rain, snow and unseasonably cold weather conditions wiped out UK entire Chicago and suburban are* scheduled baseball contests on Monday... Unfortunately , the same prevailed yesterday. The Chicago Public league was scheduled to launch its title race Monday. Luther Smith's scheduled Private league opener with Providence will have to be rescheduled for a later date. The Catholic league race won't officially start until a week from Saturday, but a pre-seasoo tourney has been planned, starting next Tuesday. St. Laurence will be at home to De LaSaBe. Game is set for Jl while Quigley South is facing Fenwick at the tatter's home diamond. St Rita t akes on SL Ignatius at St. Xavier field at noon and Brother Rice eotertains Leo also at noon next Tuesday. Weber and Loyola meet at Greenfield park. Mendel draws an opening round bye and will face the winner of the St. Laurence- De LaSalle contest on Wednesday. Weather permitting, the Public league title race will start this afternoon. Morgan Park is scheduled to face Calumet at Mt. Vemon park, Fenger is at Carver, and Tilden lakes on King al Fuller park. Ysterday's postponed game between Curie and Bogan has been rescheduled for today. The Kelly- Hubbard, Kennedy-Ltnd- blom, and South Shore-B owen games are also rescheduled. The weatherman frowns on today, but predicts better days ahead, starting tomorrow. Graduation has taken its toll at Curie. The Condors placed second in the Central West division the last two years, compiling a 11-3 record in 1975 and 10-4 last year. Curie reached the semi-finals before losing to Chicago Vocational, who went on to take the Public league crown. This year's varsity team will be comprised of nine seniors and 16 juniors. Senior members will be pressed for positions by juniors that participated on last year's city frosh-soph championship squad, coached bv Dan Meter A big void that must be tilled is at pitching. All but one member of last year's pitching squad has graduated. The lone, returning member fa Jim Conroyd, a junior, who pitched in last year's semi-final game. Ha) Meyer Is the team captain and is a proven starting catcher for each of his first three years at Curie. First base should also be another strong point Senior Paul Sgebrecht is a mainstay. He is an outstanding hitter and strong defensive player. Short and second base candidates are led by Louis Beltran and Chris Hanlon because of their previous experience. However, strong competition is ex- pectpd to come from Kevin O'Toole, Jay Cyr, Paul Ur- ickL and Paul Wisniewicz. Third base is another open position with CArl Ferraro, DAve 'Wieczorek, Joe Qrozco and Jeff Rod- zak, all juniors, iff the competition. Coach Joe] Jonas said ·that this year's varsity team could be an outstanding one. Exhibition record finds Curie with a 4-2, St John Fisher in tourney finals By BERNIE LYNCH St. John Fisher's Falcons and Seven Holy Founders of Calumet Park battled from behind last night as they gained semi-final victories to reach the championship round of play in the St. John Fisher grammar school basketball tourney. They will clash in the title game starting at 8:30 p.m. Third place honors will be decided between St. Christina and St. Mary Star of the Sea. Tipoffis set for 7:30 p.m. this evening. Joe Tesmond's basket in the final three seconds of play enabled the Falcons to reach their own tourney finals for the first time, defeating St. Christina 43 to 41. Tesmond netted 13 points and Dave Crooin collected 12. Rich Peters was high for the Cardinals with 10. - The host team trailed 27 to 21 at the half. In another game comeback, Seven Holy Founders overcame a 27 to 14 halftime deficit and went on to stun the Spartans of St. Mary Star of the Sea 44 to 42 in the Bother semi-final contest played last night. Angelo Mirabelli had 13 points for the winners, but relinquished game honors to Tom Niego wth 20 points for the Spartans. A pair of free throws by DanGnmhard with U seconds to play and a clutch basket by Tesmond ena ed the Falcons to topple St. Gerald of Oak Lawn 54 to 41. Dan Goeppner's Seven Holy Founders team advanced to the semis by beating St. Nicholas of To- lentine. Jay Goeppner led the way with 14 points. Bob Schaefleio, one of the tourney's top scorers, collected 12 points to give him 52 points for three games. An eigntJoot jump shot by John Litrentta with five seconds remaining gave St. Gerald a thrilling 62 to 61 win over St.Basfl. He was also high scorer in the game with 18 points for the Giants, but he relinquished Contest winner game honors to Wayne Brady with 26 for the Bengals on 12 field goals and a pair of free throws. Trailing 34 to 17 early in the third quarter, St. John Fisher, coached by Jim Dunne, went into a full court zone press, causing numerous turnovers by the Vikings and they, went to a 45 to 40 triumph. £ronin led the way with 19-"points and Tesmond collected 14. ^Brian Honks netted 18 points for the Vikings. - St Mary Star of the Sea advanced to the quarter-finals by ousting St. Catherine of Alexandria 50 to 34. Tom Niego led* the way with 21 points and DAn Kie- zle had an even dozen. Top seeded.St. Christina breezed to an impressive 64 to 34 pasting of St Barnabas Monday night Rich Peters, Pat Hincks and Tom Beidbas collaborated to score 46 of the total Cardinal points in the one-sided contest' Ken Stout had. 11 points and John Huff nine for the Buckeyes. Unleashes devastating right John Collins (right) of Leo High school, representing Write park, sends Rudy Wilson of Carver reeling with (his damaging blow to the jaw, CoUhu gained an easy three-round decision to capture the ii$-pood novice title to the dty-wtde Chicago park district's eighth animal championship program held at *e IirteraatiMal Amphitheater. Scottsdale park, coached by Vic Leonard, had four champions. Kevin Worley won" the 112-pound title in the novice division. Open division winners were Larry Clifford at 139, Dan Estrada at 147, and James Finn, who .scored a second round TKO over Mike Weisbrook of La* Follette park, is the new 178-pound champion. Opening bout of the evening found Orlando Johnson of Wentworth Gardens gain a close three-round decision over Scottsdale's Kevin Toomey. Both boys were 12 years of age and battled it. oat in the 80-pound division bout. Coach Bob Galloway of _ the Leo and White park squad was high in his praises of Collins, who played this past season on the football squad. "I think he coald go far, if he decides to stay with boxing," said Galloway. Rich Moran, who won the Golden Gloves title at 125* did not compete in the Park district tottmey. Like veterans Twelve-year-old Kevin Toomey (right) or Scottsdale park got in a few good punches but tost IB a dose derate to Orlando Johnson fa an ezHbitteB bout for SHwrarf junior boxers. Johnson represented Wentworth Gardens park. ' Normandy park has openings Summer softball, basketball and volleyball leagues are being organized at Normandy park, em W. S2nd St., according to Terry Wenta. There are openings for intermediate (17 and under) boys softball, boys junior (15 and under) basketball, men's senior basketball, and women's senior volleyball and softbalt leagues. Full details can be had by calling director Wenta, phone 58WJ210. Sunday is the day hundreds of local youngsters have been waiting for. And for one, it wifl be the day bis dream to be a Chicago White Sox batboy/bat- girlwOl be fulfilled. In Sunday's Economist sports section, UK winner of the White Sox bitbcy contest will be named, along with the niae runners-op. From the deluge of entires received by the Economist Newspapers, one grand prize winner will be selected from a random drawing held this week. The grand prize winner wiD be awarded: 1. Honorary batboy or batgu-1 status for the White Sox during the May 20-22 hotnestano* versus the De- troit Tigers. 2. Photograph of the winner with a White Sox star. 3. A team autographed baseball. 4. A White Sox cap. 5. A Zenith portable radio. 6. Box seat tickets for mom and dad for each game. 7. One scholarship to the Mickey Owen baseball camp in Missouri to be used either during June 'or July. Winner must provide own transportation to the camp. The second through 1Mb place winners wifl receive a While Sox T-shirt and an autographed picture of the 1S77 White Sox. So stay toned . . . yon may be UK lucky one. St. Christina wins soccer debut Coach Tony Coglianese's St Christina soccer squad opened its Soutitwest Catholic Grammar school conference season by gaining a thrilling 3 to Z win over St Catherine of Alexandria (Oak Lawn) Sunday at Brother Rice. The Cardinals -were led by Mark Cog- Jianese, who had a pair «f goals, and Don Johnson, who scored the winning coal in ihe final two min- mes of play. Queen of Martyrs was a t to 1 winner over Holy Be- deemer of Evergreen Park, and St Walter lamed back St Gerntainc vl Oak Lawn by a wore of 3 lo 1. 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CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3 5 t h s t r e e t at t h e D a n R y a n C - A - l - L - S - O - X F O R T I C K E T S

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