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ifcuvwinnnnin Grant Hall Same Song, Third Verse:; Dave Burleson Gets All 28 · MniiiiiiiA^ But SPORTS SECTION B FAYETTEVILIE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1974 This - ""past - Tuesday and · Wednesday in Little Rock, '.Dave (Davo) Burleson of Fayettevilla continued his Mark Spitz-like domination of the Arkansas High School B o y s Swimming Championships. For the third straight year, Burleson 'scored 28 points out of a - possible 28. All he did was win the 50- yard freestyle in 22.9, the I00t yard freestyle, in.51.1 and the 100-yard backstroke in 59.8, plus anchor two winning relay teams.--Despite taking just a four-man team, FHS easily won its third straight high school swimming title. Burleson, who already owns one Worth en Award for his accomplishment3 in the same meet last year, is likely to win' another. Through it all, however, Dajro. has remained the-picture ."of rriodesty~;" ; The one' thing he asked was that the performaijces,,:.,9f v ! : ,.his , teammates bV'--recognized- "Scott F e d o s k y ' s e t ' a ' s t a t e record of 1:06.8 in the 100-yard breastroke, won the 200-yard I n d i v i d u a l medley and finished second in the 100- yard butterfly," he began. " G r e g Thoma hadn't worked out since March, but he got second in the 109-yard backstroke and third in the 200 medley, Burleson. con-, tinued. '·G.tegjS^bftljm igot' a fifth anduja*' sixth y- a rid "sw am on both relay learns." HOPED TO DO BETTER About his own performance, the soft-spoken Burleson said only, "I was hoping to do better than that." That is, he wanted to break his own records of ,22.8 in the 50 and 49.6 . in the .100. It was reported that he tied Hie backstroke record of 58.9, but he actually clocked 59.8. He has had a 58.7 in that event, but it e»me in a meet at Memphis. "For one reason or another, I've never been able to work out' the year-around," he explained. "That's what it takes to stay in good shape.' 1 .For Dave, staying in shape- means swimming SOOO to 6000 yards a day in a two-hour period, followed by weight lifting and stretching exercises. We'll swim 10 100s at 30-secpnd intervals, then rest a minute or two.-and do five 200s, and so on." '·But that's bnly'part of what It takes to ; win races. "A week or so-, ; before a meet, you have to start /getting psychologically ? ; ready;" says Dave- "I think about how I'm going to swim, and try not to worry about the other swimmers. The thing you don't want to do is swim someone else's race." · ';ilt comes as no surprise that Burleson has studied two of the most successful swimmers ever, Roland Mallhes of East Germany and Spitz.' It's been years since anyone has beaten Matthes at his specially, the backstroke. "His nickname is Rolling Mattress," said Dave. "He does all kinds of crazy things. Once he tried to throw the shot, sprained his wrist and With 68 In Third Round Of Play -was out for fiver weeks, he's a great swimmer." PRAISES SPITZ Dave credits Spitz with putting swimming on the sports map: "Because of him, swimming is finally getting some ·- publicity^ · Someone really, ought to write a book about Spitz; Most people don't' realize that he had to keep himself af a physical peak for four years after the 1968 Olympics.. To wait that long and wdrlc that" hard' is remarkable." . Dave- began; swimming · stage six, through: the influence of his three older sisters. "Ann swam for FHS and received the first sports letter ever given to a girl by the school," he noted. "Clare and Jane also won ie'tetrs;'" Ann (Owen)' Is''now-" a medical, technologist in Los Arrgeles, Clare {Sirnmonds) is a senior- ·-phys ed:: rhajor ~at ; Memphis- State arid Jane 'Burleson' will . be .a.jsophpjxj.ore at t h e ^ T J o f '" 'With"' : -sucn' v ' taie'nted ; ' sisters teaching him, Dave had to be an immediate success, right? Wrong. Let him describe his first venture into competitive swimming. "This was a meet in Fort Smith- It was set up so that the swimmers in the next race sat behind the blocks to prevent delays. There would be girls' raqes and,then boys' races. , ,'' - ' "In the- race before mine,' the girl scheduled to swim in my lane scratched. When they a n n o u n c e d the 50-yard freestyle, I knew that was my race. The next thing I knew, the gun went oft and I jumped in." LOST TO TWO GIRLS Not only did-he lose to two girls, but he finished the race three 'lanes over from where he started. "Then I swam in the boys' race and ;lost it, too," he said/ , '.'·' '.-'·· .; Since then, he ,-hasi grown to 6-1 and 140"pounds and has stopped losing to either/gifls or boys. "Really, I'm ;lueky ' not to be heavy," he says. · "It's an advantage for a swimmer slender." It's, a disadvantage for a football' player, though. He gave up that sport in the ninth grade. Dave's favorite race is the 100 freestyle," "when I'm in shape." But he plays down his state-record In the event: "My best time is 49.6, and the world record is 44.51. Swimmers my age in California, Iowa and other states are doing 47s." . ·Part of the reason- for that jg'ftiat'Arkansas hasonly one high school meet per year, while many states have.: a whole season of meets. But Dave refuses to complain. Instead, he's optimistic: "My goal is to have a good senior year at Fayetteville and then swim in college on a scholarship-" . . Beyond that, there's the possibility of international competition. "I'll just be 19 when the next Olympics come," said Dave. "But maybe -I'll have a chance to swim in the Pan-Am games." For a swimmer from Ar' kansas, that, would : be.Some- thing. ' ' ' ' " · ' . Karl Grabs B. C. Lead · ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) Hometown hero Richie Karl, who grew up just across the street from the golf course, charged into a share of thfe lead Saturday with a 68 in the third round of the $150,000 B.C. Open. Karl, now an assistant pro at the host En Joie Golf Club when he isn't playing the tour, 205 total, eight under had par. He was tied for the spot with Curtis Sifford. top Sifford, a 32-year-old nephew of old pro Charley Sifford and t h e s e c o n d-round leader, scrambled to a one-under 70 in the mild; breezy weather"This is my bad round," said Sifford, one of the few blacks on the pro golf tour. "I got it out of the way. I got my choking round out of the way." Veterans John Schlee and Australian .Bruce Cramplon were two shots off the pace at 207. Schlee's 65 represented the best round of the tournament while Crampton got in with a 70. CRAMPTON CONFIDENT "I. know. I can win," said Cramplon, winner of 14 American tour events; "I don't know if Richie knows he can win. We'll find out tomorrow.". Neither K a r l - n o r Sifford has ever won on the-tour. Another pair of non-winners -- Tim Collins and Mark Hayes -- were at 208, each with a thirdround 72. Most of the game's top names skipped, this tourney, which immediately followed last week's British Open. Hulbert Green, the defending champion here was an ex- ception, but he failed to qualify for the final two rounds. Karl, has played part lime on the tour for four years but has not yet come close to winning. For his 10 previous events this season -- only one since March, .he has an official money winning total of $256.38. Karl has played this 6,804- yard layout since he was 6 years old --"It's a good neighborhood to grow up in and playing golf, well, your mother always knew where you were" -and is seekirrg to become the first host pro to'win a tour title since Earl Stewart captured the Dallas Open in 1960. PRESSURE NO BOTHER The pressure of playing before the hometown gallery doesn't bother htm, he said. "There is no pressure," Karl said: "I grew up across the street. If I don't know the golf course, who does? I have made up my mind to play the course, not the gallery" Karl birdied the first hole from 15 feet, wedged to three Professional Baseball DiHiiiniminMDmnniiiniiiiiiiiininin NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST W L Pet. Philaphia 47 46 .505 Montreal - '.4546 .:.495: St, Louis '45 49 ".479 i Pittsburgh 43 49 .467 Chicago 4051 .440 New York 39 51 .433 WEST Los Angeles 63 32 .663 Cincinnati 57 39 .594 Houston 51 45 .531 Atlanta 50 47 . .515 San Fran 43 53 .448 San Diego 42 57. .424 Friday's Results Pittsburgh 2, Atlanta 0' .Cincinnati 4, Chicago 1 "Houston 5, St.-Louis 1 New York 4, San Diego 2 ' Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 6 San Francisco 6, Montreal 2 ' Saturday's Results St. Louis 6, Houston 5 Montreal 3, San Francisco 2 Chicago (Reuschel 9-7) at Cincinnati (Kirby 7-5) N Pittsburgh (Kison 54) 'at Atlanta (Morton 11-7) N Philadelphia (Ruthven 4-7) at Los Angeles (Button 6-7) N New York (Koosman 9-7) at San Diego (Laxton 0-0} N Sunday's Games Houston at St. Louis Pittsburgh at Atlanta Chicago at Cincinnati Montreal at San Francisco, 2 New York at San Diego Philadelphia at Los Angeles feet for birdies on two par-fives and punched a short iron. to within six feet for a birdie ; oii No. 11. =j His only bogey came on life 12th when he diove under a tree and couldn't reach the green in regulation. . · · · Sifford scrambled all day -"I was lucky to get out o f . i t with what 1 did," he said -and regained a share of the lead with a 20-foot putt for -a birdie on the par-three 141^ hole. ·;·' Semi-Retired Golfer Surges To Open Lead; Favorites Over Par LA GRANGE, 111. (AP) Ruth Jessen, a semi-retired pro who has played only four competitive rounds in Ihree months, surged from the pack with a one-under-par 71 to grab the 54- hole lead by a stroke Saturday in the wide-open U.S. Women's Open Golf Tournament. Miss Jessen, competing only because of a $1,000 sponsorship from Her Pinetop Country Club near Phoenix, Ariz., popped a m a t e u r Debby Masseyj · slumped .to an 80 and Katfiy : A hern ballooned to an 81. ' J Thus Miss Jessen, a 19-season 5 pro whose best previous Open£ performance was runnerup in J the 1964 championship, moved v into Sunday's final round with.a \ Ihree-over-par total of 219, ..a.-* stroke ahead of JoAnne Carner, ·. Sandra Spuzich, and SancJr.a.J Haynie. into the .lead from four, strokes |' off the pace as disaster hit the trio of 36-hole. leaders. Of the halfway pacesetters, Carol Mann faltered for a 77, Boston Baltimore Cleveland New York Milwaukee Detroit imm Headed Through Sunday AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. 50 48 48 47 45 45 43 .538 43 .527 .522 GB SAFE AT HOME PLATE .. .St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Joe Torre slides safely across home plate as Houston catcher Milt May waits for the ball from center fielder Cesar Cedeno in Saturday afternoon's game. Mike Tysonprovided the single that scored Torre Nip Houston In Ninth 44 .500 .495 .484 Oakland Chicago Kan City Texas Minnesota California 47 47 48 West 54 51 .568 48 44 .522 46 .505 50 .479 50 .474 58 .389 47 46 45 37 4% ST. LOUIS (AP) -- T i m McCarver drilled a two-run, two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that gave St. Louis .a 6-5 victory over Houston and snapped the WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bargaining in the National Football League dispute appeared headed through the weekend as both sides rolled up their shirtsleeves Saturday In closed sessions at an otherwise deserted Labor Department. The owners and their striking players continued to observe their vows of secrecy, established when the latest round of talks began Friday. But the calm and somewhat casual atmosphere was seen as one--that the negotiating finally had gotten off dead center: By contrast, a number of earlier meetings since the players issued their demands last March were marked by stiff formality and considerable acrimony. WILSON CALLS WIFE At midday, Buffalo owner wife and ask her to join him in Washington. Other negotiators agreed that the sessions were not likely to end soon although a precise timetable was not set. Federal mediator James 'we He Scearce observed only that aren't afraid of Sunday." declined to predict how far the :alks might extend beyond that. Whatever the progress, a ^settlement did not appear imminent because of the sheer volume of the union's proposals. Though there has been some movement by the owners in the latest round on money items, the plaiyers say they will continue striking .until they receive concessions on a host of so- called-freedom issues. They include elimination of the Rozelle compensation rule, the waiver and option clauses Friday's Results Cleveland 4, Oakland 0 Baltimore 5,. California. 4, 10 innings Kansas City 5. New York 4 Minnesota 7, Detroit 5 .Boston 3, Texas 1. ' :--. Chicago 7, Milwaukee 3 Saturday's Games Cleveland 10, Oakland 9 New York 6, Kansas City 2 Chicago 3, Milwaukee 2 California (Ryan 11-9 and Figueroa 1-1) at Baltimore (Ceullar 12-4 and McNally 8-6 or Garland 3-2) twi-night Minnesota (Decker 9-8) at Detroit (Lolich 10-11) N Boston (Cleveland 7-7) at Texas (Hargan 8-5) N Sunday's Games Oakland at Cleveland Minnesota at Detroit California at Baltimore Kansas City at New York Milwaukee at Chicago, 2 Boston at Texas N Cards Break Slump Cardinals' seven-game losing 1 streak. The Astros had taken a 5-3 lead with a four-run eighth. But in the ninth, Luis Melendez tripled and scored on Lou Brock's grounder. Jerry Davanon then walked, Chris Evert Takes Race room momentarily 'to call his Twins Be Hapless DETROIT (AP) -- Steve Brye drove in foiir 'runs with a homer and three singles to pace a 16- hit Minnesota attack and the Twins pounded the slumping Detroit .Tigers 12-6 Saturday night. . . . Detroit ace Mickey Lolich, 10- ers as routine' punishment. itter Detroit reliever threw wildly to third on a force attempt. Brye and Glenn Gorgmann singled in" the other runs. Bob Darwin and Killebrew singled runs across In the seventh and Brye singled in the 12, was in the first .two innings, as Brye opened the game with his second horhe run of the season. Singles by Hisle and Rod Carew, Larry Harmon Killebrew produced another run in the inning. Brye singled home one of three runs in th« second, Carew tripled home another and Hisle doubled Lolich. in Carew to chase Minnesota scored four runs in the fifth off Bill Slayback, two of them when the Tigers' eighth after Jerry Terrell tripled.- · Jim Nettles accounted for four Detroit runs, blasting two- run homers in the second and fifth innings off winner Joe Decker, 10-8. Ed Brinkman and Aurelio Rodriguez each singled in a run in the seventh of Bill Campbell. The triumph was Minnesota's llth in its last 14 games and Detroit's 12th loss in the last 14, Ryan Blanks Baltimore In First Of Two BALTIMORE (AP) -- Nolan Ryan scattered five hits and Frank Robinson scored one run and drove in another, leading the California' Angels to a 2-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a Saturday twi-night doubleheader. Ryan, 12-9, the major lea'gue strikeout leader, fanned eight Orioles--raising his season total to 201--and walked only one batter. ' Wayne Garland, 3-3, who pitched eight innings of no-hit ball against Oakland last Monday night only to lose 6-4, started his own downfall against California in the fourth inning when he hit Robinson with a pitch, Robinson moved to third on a single to right by Joe Lahouc and came home on John Doherty's fly ball to center field. The Angels scored again in the ninth on Dave Chalk's single, a INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -Chris Evert turned her $350,000 match race against Western champion Miss Musket into a runaway Saturday, winning by nearly 50 lengths with a time of 2:02 for the IW-mile match as jockey Laffit-Pincay pulled up his losing-filly before reaching the finish.line. Miss Musket arid Chris Evert; the Eastern queen of 3-year-old fillies, broke from the gate, nearly even but from then on it was Chris Evert all the way. Jockey Jorge Velasquez had her ahead at the first turn by a head and lengthened the lead to 114 lengths midway through the back stretch. * On the far turn, the filly led by three lengths and stretched it to 10 as the pair headed for the wire before the 46,500 fans at Hollywood Park who had made Miss Musket the favorite by the narrowest of margins. Each filly at 3- 5 odds bul there was $1,350,760 wagered on Miss Musket and $1,243,040 on Chris Evert. What had been touted as a close race turned into a runa way after the far turn. It was generally expected that Mis Musket, winner of eight of nim s a c r i f i c e double. 1 and Robinson's PoHi Hogan Beaten HOLYAKE, England (AP) Jackie Fayer of Britain boat defending champion Patti Hb- gan of La Jolla, Calif., 6-0, 7-5 Saturday and won the women's singles title in the North of England tennis tournament. Bernie Milton of South Africa beat countryman John Yill, 6-4, 6-4 for the men'i championship. Nastase Upset BUCHAREST -- Hie Nastase was upset by Frenchman Fran cois Jaffret, hut unheralded To ma Ovici earned Romania a 1- tie in a European Group A Da vis Cup tennis semifinal match Davis Cup Lead MUNICH -- Jan Kodes gav Czechoslovakia a 1-0 lead ove West Germany with a 6-4, 6-' 6-3 victory over Hans Juerge Pohmann in a European Grou B semifinal Davis Cup match. Smith Tops Simpson CHICAGO -- Top-seeded Sta Smith defeated Jeff Simpson c New Zealand 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 to gai entry into the quarter-finals c the Chicago Internationa Fest val of Tennis. .ces, would go to the front irly but that didn't happen. Miss Musket never made a erious challenge. Chris Evert returned $3.40 in win-only wagering and Cat I osen, a Boston clothing manu- ctnrer whose tennis garb caves the name of the Wimbledon lampion for whom the filly is amed, collected the $350,000 in ie winner-take-all battle. He and Aaron U- Jones of ugene, Ore., owner of Miss lusket, each had put up $100,00 and Hollywood Park threw $150,000 to make this the chest of all match races. The track was fast and the me of 2:02 could be comparec rith the 1:59 2-5 for Secretar at, the Triple Crown champion f 1973 when he won the Ken ucky Derby. Each filly carried 121 pounds Bake McBride singled and, vith two out, Don Wilson re- laced Mike Cosgroye, 5-1. He valked Joe Torre, loading the iases, then McCarver :came hrough with his single to right. Roger Metzger's single, Ce- iar Cedeno's double and Bob Vatson's single tied the game ;-3 for Houston in the eighth, hen the Astros loaded the ·ases on two walks. Tommy Helms singled off Rich Folkers, breaking the tie, and Al Hrabosky forced in the inal run of the inning with a ases-loaded walk to Greg Gross. The Cardinals had taken a 3-1 ead in the sixth inning on dou- iles by Reggie Smith and Torre this Mike Tyson's single. A double by Brock and a MarkBelanger Gives Orioles Twinbill Split BALTIMORE (AP)-- Mark Belanger's three-run rally the ninth inning that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-2 victory over the California Angels and a split'of Saturday's twi-night doubleheader. ' ; Nolan Ryan scatteretd five hits and Frank Robinson scored one run and drove in the other as the Angels took the opene] single Jards by Davanon gave a third-inning run, the but 2-0. Robinson .-'; socked . his 56611 career home run with one nu n the top of the ninth in th nightcap to give the Angels 2-1 lead before the -Oriole ·allied against loser Eduard Figueroa, 1-2, and Dave Sells. Boog Powell opened th 3altimore ninth with an infieli lit and pinch runner Enos Cab ;11 was sacrificed, to second. Af ,er Brooks Robinson s i n g 1 e lome the tying run, pinch-hitter Ellie Hendricks singled A Bumbry, running for Robinson to third. Sells replaced Figueroa anc :he light-hitting Belanger drov he Astros tied it in the fourth on a single hy Watson and a two-out RBI single by Doug Rader. Winconsin Breezes KYOTO, Japan (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin basketball team, led by Dale Koehler's 22 points, coasted to a 7754 victory over the Japan All- Stars at this ancient Japanese capital Saturday night. The Badgers led 38-21 at halftime. It was Wisconsin's fourth victory without a loss over the same Japanese team of players from university and industrial leagues. lis second 'ield seats pitch into the left for his fifth horn run of the season. After being shut out i n ' th opener, the Orioles finall pushed a run across in th second inning when Don Baylo walked, stole second and score on a single by Brooks Robinson D e s p i t e Robinson's 141 homer of the season in th ninth, the Baltimore rally mad a winner of Mike Cuellar, 13-6 who scattered seven hits. single Denn Doyle and Orlando Ramirez t tie the score 1-1 in the fifth.Wit an 0-2 count on Mickey River Cuellar picked Ramirez off fir to end the rally. The Angels bunched by · Ellie Rodrfguez, Mrs. Carner, the year's No.,2 . oney-winner, also shot a one- J ider-pai' 71, while Miss Spuz- \ h matched par 72 on the \ icky La Grange Country ClubJ lurse, and Miss Haynie scored?, to create the three-way \ eadlock for second place at · M- . , Miss Jessen, who said that ; , r en a potential Open cham- * ion'slup would not lure her ° 'om her golf teaching job", -i aid, "I hadn't even planned'on t laying here. But the kindf- eople at Pinetop, where. .1 's each, insisted that I file an en-i* ·y and then surprised me with · $1,000 check to send me here." "I've been a pro 19 years and ; othing ever happened to rnV,' ke that. '., ^ Miss Massey, the top ania- , eur finisher among 14 non-pros., n the field of 54, \yound up in a ; liree-way tie for sixth at 224. j Also knotted at 224 were; .andra Post, shooting a one-un- · ler-par 71', and Hollis Stacey, ( vho matched par 72. ' Miss Ahern, who Thursday'^ itartcd explosively with af; ·coord-matching four-under-par · i8 first round, was notched ati! 125 with Maria Astrologes, Beth!* Jtone and defending champion ; t Susie Beniing, seeking an un-J recedentecl third straight title. Vliss Earning posted a third-'5 round 75. i Fan Freedom Being Sought STILLWATER, -Minn. (APVJ -- Seven Stillwaler area men have allocated $30,000 of their? own money to launch an efforts o get a voice for the fans inj he negotiations between the£ National Football League and : » :he NFL Players Association. I The NFLPA currently is on'? strike against the league, and' many veteran players havef; said they would not attendj .raining camps until the strikaj s settled. .* A spokesman for the Stillwa-J ter group, called Fan Freedom,;; said advertisements would .be,; placed in newspapers through-^ out the country calling for at voice by fans in the con-j troversy. The spokesman said Freedom members feel players and owners are represented, but the fans, make the game possible, without representation. Fan; both* now» who* ara. BRANDS HATCH CHAMPION .. .Jody SchecMer oj South Africa holds the Jo/in Player Trophy after winning the Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, England Saturday afternoon Jody Schekterj Collects Grand Prix Victory j BRANDS HATCH, England! (AP) _ Jody Scheckter of; South Africa, in a Tyrrell Ford.i won the British Grand Prix Sat-; urday as a luckless Ferrari, pi-i loted by Nikki I.auda, which.' had led until five laps from tha; finish, dropped out with a puncture. . J Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil,^ in a Marlboro Texaco, finished; second and took the lead in the'- world drivers' championships' poini standings. '-'- '\ In a race which did not be-' come exciting until the closing' stages, despite record-breaking I speeds and a record crowd of' 100,000, Lauda, of Austria,* dominated until that fateful ; puncture. .' · ,t Leading the championship be-'. fore the race, he seemed set to/ go farther ahead. At one point,; he had built a 12-second lead; which he saw whittled away. as ; he slowed on a flat lire. .. ' Car after car passed him on; the last few laps. t i ' '' '

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