Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on April 7, 1977 · Page 30
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Chicago, Illinois
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Thursday, April 7, 1977
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Page in Section H CSH Economist Newspapers, Wednesday. April 6,1977 Pacing the sidelines By BERNDS LYNCH 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 Si. 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 Hatleran's restaurant. SL 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, m addition, is 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 throughout the state. They competed in various athletic events Saturday at Curie High school. Marquette park three gold medal winners: Jeff Hubbard, 8; Claudia Kupiec, ID, and Linda Sherwood. They won the right to compete in national competition to be held at Michigan City, bid., 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 Marquette 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,- heads 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 thanks to the people who devote their bves, many in volunteer roles, to help the retarded to enjoy living. We cannot overlook the fine job turned in by A! Fitch, who at one time played so much basketball that he hardly changed out of his gym shoes. He volunteered his services as chairman of the program at Curie Saturday....Tony Struppa, an important cog m the Chicago Park district's city-wide security program under Ed Keliy, general superitendent, was also on band to 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 borne season next Tuesday (April 12) against the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park, and the first 10,000 fans through the turns- lyle will receive a replica of a major league baseball. Dining the pregame ceremonies, everyone in me stands who has one of these balls will have the opportunity to make the ceremonial first pitch. Game time for Opening Day is 1:15 with the pre- game ceremonies starting at 12:45. Pregame festivities will be dedicated to the memory of the late Mayor Bichard J,, Daley, a resident of the neighboring Bridgeport community, in which the park is located in, ami a life-long fan of the White Sox. Marching hands 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 Fire 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 girls' basketball team had got past Sterling in the state tournament at Horton fkldbouse in Normal last week, the Illinois High school stale 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 454 record going into their game with Steriine- It will take place at the Condesa Del Mar restaurant In Alsip, next month. Prep baseball teams , halted by weather A combination of rain, snow and unseasonably cold weather conditions wiped out the entire Chicago and suburban area scheduled baseball contests on Monday.,.Unfortunately , the same prevailed yesterday. The Chicago Public league was scheduled to launch its title race Monday. Luther South'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-season tourney has been planned, starting next Tuesday. St Laurence will be at home to De LaSalle. Game is set for 11 a.m.. while Quigley South is facing Fenwick at the latter's home diamond. St Rita t akes on St. Ignatius at St. Xavier field at noon and Brother Rice entertains 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 Vernon park, Fenger is at Carver, and Tilden takes on King at Fuller park. Ysterday's postponed game berween Curie and Bogan has been rescheduled for today. The Kelly- Hubbard, Kennedy-Lindblom, 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 1979 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 Meier. A big void that must be filled is at pitching. All but one member of last year's pitching squad has graduated. The lone, returning member is Jim Conroyd, a junior, who pitched in last year's semi-final game. Hal 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- icki, and Paul Wisniewkz. Third base is another open position with CArl Ferraro, DAve Wieczorek, Joe Orozco and Jeff Rod- zafc, all juniors, in the competition. Coach Joel 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 BERME 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 win dash in the title game starting at 8:30 pm. Third place honors will be decided between St. Christina and St. Mary Star of the Sea. Ttpoff fe 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 Crontn collected 12. Rich Peters was high for the Cardinals with 10. - The host team trafled 27 to 21 at the halt 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 Mirabelti had 13 points for the winners, but relinquished game honors to Tom Niego wtb 20 points for the Spartans. A pair of free throws by DanGnuward with 14 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- kntine. Jay Goeppner led the way with 14 points. Bob Schaeflein, one of tbe tourney's top scorers, collected 12 points to give him 52 points for three games. An eigbfefoot jump shot by John Lttrentia with five seconds remaining gave St. Gerald a thrilling 68 to 61 win over StBasil. He was also high scorer in the game with 18 points for tbe 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. 'Cronln led the way with 19'points and ,Tesmond collected H. v Brian Monks netted IS points for the Vikings. - St. Mary Star of the Sea advanced to the 'quarter-finals by ousting St Catherine of Alexandria SO 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 nights 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 Ruff nine for the Buckeyes. Unleashes devastating right John Collins (right) of Leo High school, representing White put, sends Body Wilson of Carver reeling with this duntging blow to the jaw, Collins gained an easy three-roam! decision to capture the Ii5-p«nd novice title IB the city-wide Chicago nark district's eighth annual championship program fteM at fke Uterottioul 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 TSO over Mike Weisbrook of LaFollette park, is the new 178-pound champion. Opening bout of the evening found Orlando Johnson of Wentwoith Gardens gain a close three-rontid'decision over Scottsdale's Kevin Toomey. Both boys were 12 years of age ana battled it. out 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 could 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 tourney. Like veterans Twelve-year-old Kevin Toomey (right) of Scottsdale park got In a few good punches bftt lost n a close decision to Orlando Johnson in an eiMMHo* boat for Si-pound junior boxers. Johnson represented Weatwortb Gardens park. ' Normandy park has openings Summer Softball, basket- bail and volleyball leagues are being organized at Normandy park, 6660 W. 52nd St., according to Terry Wenta. There are openings for intermediate (IT and under) boys Softball, boys junior (15 and under) basketball, men's senior basketball, and women's senior volleyball and softball leagues. Full details can be had .by calling director Wenta, phone 586-0210. Sunday is the day hundreds of local youngsters have been waiting for. And for one, It will be tbe day his dream to be a Chicago White Sox bttboy/bat- gMwOI be fulfilled. In Sunday's Economist sports section, the winner of the White Sox batboy contest will be named, along with the nine runners-lip. From the deluge of entires received by me Economist Newspapers, one grand prize winner will be selected from a random drawing held this week. Tbe grand prize winner wffl be awarded: 1. Honorary batboy or batgirl status for the White Sox during tbe Ma? 2042 homestand versus tbe 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 tbe camp. The second through 10th place winners will receive a White Sox T-shirt and an autographed picture of the 1S77 White Sox. So stay tuned . . . you may be the lucky one. Sf. Christina wins soccer debut Coach Tony Coglianese's St Christina soccer squad opened its Southwest Catholic Grammar school conference season by gaining a thrilling 3 to 2 win over St Catherine of Alexandria (Oak Lawn) Sunday at Brother Rice. The Cardinals were led by Mark Coglianese. who had a pair of goals, and Don Johnson, who scored the winning goal In tbe final two minutes of play. Queen of Martyrs was a 4 to 1 winner wet Holy Redeemer of Evergreen Park, and St. Walter turned baclt St, Germainc of Oafc Lawn by a score of 3 to 1. Director Kevin McLiimcn announced that action will resume next Wednesday. 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