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· · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Tuei., Aug. 13, 1974 FAVETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Grant Hall wmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiBiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiifluiiiK Delph, Brewer Thrill Fans But East Takes Upset Win "Hey. m a n , what are you doing here?" asked Harvey Hampton. M a r k McCutchcon a n - swered, "I'm here to see my brother Dick play football. His team elected him defensive captain, and he's going crazy." The conversation took place at halftime of Ihe East-West basketball game at Barton Coliseum on All-Star Saturday in Little Rock. What drew the two Razorbacks there was the samo thing that attracted most of the oilier 4998 tans: the chance to see Marvin Delph and Ronald Brewer play on the same team. Last year, Dclph's Conway Learn lost only to Brewer's Fort Smith Northside team, and Norlhside lost not at all. Saturday, they showed why. To merely state (hat Delph had 12 points and 12 rebounds or that Brewer had 13 points and eight rebounds is to miss the flair that each player brought to the game. V Like the time Brewer look (he ball 10 feet from the bas- ·kel, leaped into what appeared to be a left-handed hook, levitated to within inches ot the hoop and laid the ball in. Or the time Delph rebounded the ball near the top ol Ihe backboard, brushed it against the basket on the way down and held on. Or the time Brewer blocked a shot 20 feet into the air. TIPPING CLINIC The duo's most memorable play took the form of a tipping clinic. After a missed shot, Delph tipped the ball three limes and Brewer twice before Brewer tipped it in. The fans were screaming after the second shol, bul Ihe basket was incvitablc. So why didn't Ihe West win? "Because it takes five players to win a basketball game, not just two," said one coach. He could have said 15 players, because that's how many saw action for each side. "This was the first All- Slar game I've seen where there wore that many players." said Arkansas Coach Eddie Sutton. "In most states, there are only 10 or 12." ' In Arkansas, each five-man unit plays one period in a three period first half. Substitution is unlimiled in tho two- period second half. Play deteriorated to such an extent in the third period Saturday that only one player for each team scored in · seven m i n - utes. But West Coach Gayle Kaundart had no comlaints. "They just beat us on the boards," he said. "They got entirely too many repeat chances, especially after missed free throws." POOR FOUL SHOOTING Both sides shot miserably from the free throw line, but the West missed enough front ends of one-and-one situations in the last period alone to more than account for the difference in the 64-G1 final score. Kaundart must have had mixed feelings about the East's Randy Curl, who was named the most valuable player. Curl hustled for 12 points and 14 rebounds, beating both Delph and Brewer at times in one-oil one confrontations. But Ihe 6-5 Pine Blulf native has signed with W e s t a r k College, where Kaundart will be coaching this year- Said Sntlon, "It was a good ball game for the fans, and it showed what desire and hustle can do. The East went into the game as definite underdogs, bul they took it lo the West and won." He added, "I thought Delph did a fine job. After they put him on Curl, he held Curl to one field goal." Delph is coming to Arkansas this fall, but Brewer apparently will altcnd Westark. "Brewer could still Iransfer if he makes a 2.5 grade average afler one year or a 2.0 after two years," said Snl- lon. Meanwhile, new Arkansas assistanl Gene Keady is looking at a couple of junior college prospects. Keady reported for work in the last week of July. Former Arkansas freshman coach Tommy Matthews and his family are quite happy in Little Hock, where Tommy works for Raney Securities. He had a special interest in Pat Reddell of the West. Heddell played for Matthews' Harrison team which went 224 two years ago. · Also cheering on a former player was Springdale Coach Phillip Sanders- The player was Dennis Boyd, and Sanders said, "I thought he did a good job." Boyd slarted out on Ihe .i.-'cond team, but ended up playing in the closing stages. He hit two 20-fooi jump shots to keep the West alive in the final period. PREMATURE END For Dick McCutcheon, the fuutball game ended 9:48 earlier than It did for every one else. That's how much time showed when he look on a double-team block and wenl down for the count. "The last quarter is a blur to me," he said after ward."But I know one thing-- Ihey didn't run at my sid more than a half-dozei limes." That was confirmed by Fayetteville Coach Doym Davis. McCutcheon played righ linebacker, where he ma; also play at North Texa: Stale. "I jarred one fumbli loose lhat we recovered, bu 1 made some mistakes," h said. "The great thing about this game is how you can make such good friends in one week. Like Gary Berry here.' he said, pointing to the All American from North Little Rock Ole Main. Dick said he was "stunned' when his team elected him defensive captain Friday. "This is just a great bunch of guys," he concluded. They lost, 24-18, on a 42- yard run with an intercepted lateral by Byron Nelson of West Memphis. Nelson tipped Ihe ball 10 feel inlo the air, caught it and never looked back. In the presabox, someone said, "That play might make the NFL highlight film." '· r, *·«*·* Girls Softball Season Ends Last Saturday marked Ihe conclusion of the Girls Summer Softball Season as -100 girls and their families attended an awards picnic and watermelon Iced al Wilson Park. The girls softball program, sponsored by area businessmen 'and civic organizations, enlisted 24 teams with a total of 450 participants. Included in the league were teams from Fay- etlcville, West Fork. Elkins, Lincoln, Farmington and Prai- lie Grove. L o c a l sponsors included PETITE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS . . .members of the Kiwanis girls so/ibal! team which won the championship oj the Petite division for 1914 were ()rout row, left to rigid) Vicki Moore, Eula Waifciiis, Tina Jones, Linda Treece, Pain Gibson and Tammy Boudrcy. Back row: Coach Faye Jones, Shelley Lockharl, Lisa Williams, Kim Harriman, Lori Gilbrech, Kim Fedosky and Connie Filzgcrald McRoy - McNair, Fayelleville Glass Company, Kiwanis, First National Dank, Purvis Sporting Goods, Standard Register, Noon Lions, Evening Lions and CS Coin Shop. The league is divided inlo Bucs Finally Make It To .500 Plateau By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sometimes it takes a big donnybrook to wake up a ball club, says Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Danny Muctaugh. The Pirates engaged the Cincinnati Keds in a bench-cleaving brawl which Murtaugh calls "one of the best in a long time back on July 14. Since then the Pirates, slumbering giants in the early going. have won 21 of 30. They nfo Hall Of Fame Six Are Inducted COOPERSTOWN, N. Y. (AP) -- Six persons were honored lere in the H a l l of Fame eremonies. including New York aYnkee -greats Micey Mantle and Whitey Ford, 'he six entered the shrine in ommemoration of their base- ·all achievements. Another special person was .ere as a dry run for the day .e will be honored. Ac t u a 11 y , Hank Aaron could have used the day off. 'The legs are a liltle sore. I vobble a little these days." he aid. But Aaron's popularity 'orced an appearance as his At- anta Braves drubbed the Chicago White Sox 12-9 Monday in he 32nd Hall of Fame Game. So while Ihe Yankee stars oined former umpire Jocko Conland a n d - Negro League star "Cool Papa" Bell lit the ceremonies, Aaron did a little sight-seeing al the museum where he will be a fixture when his playing days are over. "It's a touching thing to see .his place," 'said the all-time home run king who broke Babe luth's record in April. "Ten 'ears ago, I wouldn't have bought much about coming icre. but as you get to the end of your career, you really want 0 be a part of this.".., There vas a time when Aaron was reluctant to have anything to do with the museum, where 119 ilaycrs are immorlalized. The rouble came as he approached luth's record but hardly could "ind menlion of his exploits in he Hall of Fame's souvenir hook. "There was an oversight. They said they don't usually put mementos in the book while the player is still active." Aaron said. "But I saw Willie Mays' bat, Don Drysdale's glove and 1 couldn't figure out why none of my stuff was in there." But Aaron will not have to wait as long to be immortalizec as did '"Sunny Jim" Bollomley and Sam Thompson. Monday's two other inductees did not live lo see their greatest achieve ment. Aaron will be eligible for the Hall five years from the end Godby Gives Cards Win In Major League Debut ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals continue to lead baseball's snug National League East by about the lenglh of Danny Godby's bat. And the crack of the longtime minor league outfielder's stick may have accounted Monday night for more than a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres. "Little things are what win ball games and pennants," observed Cards captain Joe Torre after Godby singled and scored the 13th inning to end a marathon of 4 hours, 3 minutes. Bul more impressed and pleased still was Manager Red Schoendienst, who noted, "God!by won Ihe ball game with his aserunning." The 27-year-old Godby, rmhand at Tulsa until lasl eek, got his chance because Cards had otherwise ex- ausled their supply of pinch tiers against Bill Laxton, 0 DRILLED FAST BALL Striding to the plale for a rst lime in the majors, hp rilled a Laxton .fast ball up the middle leading off. Jack Hcidemann laid down acrifice to move Godby to sec nd, then came Ihe move lha Godby, inslcad of holding roke fast and was half way to lird when Padres shortstop ·nzo Hernandez fielded Loi Brock's slow infield hit. The advance prompted th 'adres to walk Ted Sizemore a ifth lime, and Bake McBririe ollowed with a long sacrifice Attends Mickey Owen School Andy Hea, son of Mr. a n d Mrs. Richard Rea of FayeKe- viile, attended the Mickey Owen Baseball School for hoys from July 28 through August 10. Andy had an opportunity In play in at least 12 games per week, anil met hoys from all over (He United Slates. He received instructions in pilch- ing from several experienced coaches. Professional Football N A T I O N A L FOOTBALL LEAGUE Monday's Games Pittsburgh 50, Chicago 21 Cleveland 21, San Francisco 20 Buffalo 35, Kansas City 21 Friday, Aug. 16 Oakland at Detroit, N Salurday, Aug. 17 New York Giants vs. New York Jets at New Haven, Conn. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, N Baltimore vs. Cleveland at Tampa, Fla., N Cincinnali vs. Atlanta at Ga Tech. N Chicago at Green Bay, N St. Louis vs. San Diego a Memphis, N Houston at Dallas, N Kansas City at Los Angeles N Sunday, Aug. 18 Denver at San Francisco Buffalo at Washington. N New Orleans at New England N Monday, Aug. 19 Minnesota at Miami, N oth Schcendienst raised. y to center field. "When he saw the ball come II the he realized he coulc make It," s a i d Torre, wh ailed Godby's dash lo third in tinclive. GOOD JUMP "I had a prelty good jump,' odby explained. "If the ba ad been hit hard, though, r as going lo slay on second.'.' The auspicious debul wa articularly heartening to Gcc y, whose run kept the Cardi als 1'/z games ahead of th 'hiladclphia Phillies in th East Division. "I'd beeti kicking around th minors so long 1 wondered 'd ever get up here," he con cded. "1 don'l Lhink anyon :an realize how good lhat h ell." The Cards' winner in relii vas left-hander Al Hrabosky, 1, who pitched 4 1-3 hitless i nings to outdistance the Pad cs' Laxton and starter B! areif. "\Ve got outstanding pitc ing," remarked San Dieg Manager John McNamar "It's just a shame we had waste it on a night when \ couldn't score more runs." and Torre [his season, when he will tire as an active player. Yet s possible the committee ight waive the by-law to grant m the honor before that time up. If they do, though, they might ave to wait for the bat and that climaxes the chase ter a once unbreakable cord. The bat and ball from une runs 714 and 715 are the roperty of a major firm under five-year contract with Aaron So apparently, it will he asier to get Aaron inlo I h e all lhan (he record-breaking Is themselves. Still, he'll be lore than proud once his name called. "These days kids-black 01 vhitc they're looking f o r ero," he noted. "I'm jus appy I can do something. If Aaron is admitted before is five years are up he will be ic first black player to be so onored. There are only seven lacks in the Hall now, and le first --.Jackie Robinson as cnshirined six years after is career ended. There is no mention on Roinson's plaque that he was the rst black in major league aseball and, further, no men- on lhat he was the first black n the Hall of Fame. Aaron didn't know that. He as speechless when he found ut. ' ' J a c k i e Robinson went hrough hell," he said. "How an I explain to my children hat the only place you can go 'n baseball if you're black is in the field?" "Cool Papa" hat sentiment nco speech Monday. "1 thank God, who enabled me to smell the roses while ;vas yel living. The spnrlswri- ers will come up with a whole ot of names ot great black ballplayers, but I'm just one ol the lucky ones lo be honored his way." Bell used his flashing speed during 29 years in the N e g r o eagues. Conlan thought he'd help his :lub by filling in for an umpire 'elled by sunstroke In 1935. But he called Ihe game's potential winning run out on a close play, and that runner happened lo play for Conlan's team. Mantle used power and Ford pilched the Yankees to glory in Ihe 1950s and 60s. Thompson and Doltomley were Iwo of the game's great hitters. Thompson hit .336 over a 14-year career which ended before 1900. Bottomley baited .310 in 17 pro seasons. three divisions: Junior Miss, for girls 14-16; Petite, for girls 1213; and Sugar 'n' Spice, for girls 9-11. West Fork won the Ju;iior Miss division with an 110 record, Kiwanis · took the Petite division with a 13-2 mark ind, CSiS Coin Shop led the jugar 'n' Bpice loop with a 12-2 ecord. During the awards presenla- .ion. Girls Softball Director iay H u t s o n presented cer- ificates of oulstttnding service to Nancy Davis, Penny ~'absl. Julie Luper, Pat Boud- ·ey, Donna Hudson, Shirley and lack. Lockharl, Donnie Cook, }avid Lashley, Leonard McCandless, Leroy Pearce, Kaye Jones, Alvy Early, Kay Win, Haylene Newell, Jerald Charier, Harold Downing, Cindy Down. ng, Doyle Downing and Myrll Dobbs. The primary goal of Ihe league, said Mrs. Hutson, is to build character and instill good sportsmanship. She said 1974 was the league's mosl successful season. reached the .500 miu'k Monday Connors Takes Clay Court Tennis Title INDIANAPOLIS (API -- A tired bul claled Jimmy Connors eased himself into a chair and said, "I won the tournament on clay here and a lot of people feel I can't play on clay- including myself." But hie b 1 e d o n Belleville. 21-year-old Wim- champion III., played night for the first time this year by beating Ihe Reds 7-4 befora a national television audience. "That tight could have been the game that finally brought togetherness to this club," said Murtaugh. The Pirates' recent resurgence had boosted Ihem into Ihe thick of the tight National League East pennant chase. On July 14 they were wallowing in fourth place, seven games out; today they are third, but trail front- running St.. Louis by just 2 games. The Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 in 13 innings Monday night, while She second- place Philadelphia Phillies remained 114 games out by beating the San Francisco Giants 4-1. In the only other National League game played Monday, the New York Mels Irimmed the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1. Two-run homers by Willie Slargcll and Ed Kirkpalrick keyed the Pittsburgh attack, while Dave Giusti turned in a sparkliim relief performance. PHILS 4, GIANTS 1 Hothitting Willie Montanei hit two doubles and drove in a pair of runs to pace the Phillies past the Giants. The from well Slow-Pitch Softball enough Monday night to beat Bjorn Borg, a flashy young Swede with a power game, in the championship match of the U.S. Clay Court tennis tournament. He won $16,000 by dumping Borg 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Connors remarked: "I said earlier in the day I might not play tonight because I didn't feel like il. But I'm a strange guy. Bell reflected in his accepl- Action conliniied Monday evening al Asbell Field in ithe men's slow pitch Softball lour- naincnl. Georgelown roughed up Peir ncy's 14-8 in the first contest. B^errell Davis was the winning hurler and Tom Cnoney the loser. Jim Enlowc produced Iwo RBIs for Penney's while Jim Sugg, Russ Kelley and Enlow Rittle smashed a homer lor the \vinners. Jim Dillard paced Georgelown with three runs. McDonald's knocked off Sch- lilz 10-5. Ben Schlee.'l picked up the win while Ron. Flelchei was charged with the loss. Schlegel had three RBIs for McDonald's while teammate Stuart Nolan scored three runs. Jim Hawkins scored two runs and hil a home run for Schlilic. In (he final contest McDon aid's topped Georgetown 8-5. Ferrell Davis was Hie winner and Ben Schlegel the loser. Don Swagger had two RBIs for Georgetown while Jim Dillard and Mike Jackson each scored two runs. Dennis Raley had three RBIs for the winners. "Sometimes you want to find e v e r y t h i n g wrong a n d sometimes .you want to find Complete Recovery NEWTON, Mass. (AP)' -Steve Corbett, Ihe New England Patriots' top National Football League draft choice, should Sic completely recovered in two or three weeks after surgery at Hospilal, his physician says. Dr. Francis Rocket said some scar lissue was removed from Corbell's shoulder during l.h. e four-hour operation. nothing wrong. I guess today [ was just nervous nad wanted to find things wrong, but I didn't let il bollipr me when I went out to play." He added, "1 just went out there with confidence and palience. I was prepared to go tour hours if necessary." Connors, who played Borg only once before--losing lo the 18-year-old blonde almost two years ago in Sweden- -said Borg played very well. "Id say the guy is one of the top five or six players in the world now." Asked how good Connors is, Borg replied. "He's a lot better now than the last time we played. For the moment, I'd say he's No. 2 John Newcombe and then Connors." It was the secod straight .ournament in which Connors and his 19-year-old fiancee, ^hris Evert, swept the singles titles-lhe first was Wimbledon. The next major tourney for the pair is Forest Hills, which starts the last week of August. "If we -both win at Forest Hills, that would be great," Connors said: "But if one wins and the other doesn't, that's great too. The important thing is that we're pulling together." Connors and his pal, Hie Nastase of Romania, combined for a late night 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Germans Hans Pohmann and Jurgen I'assbcnder in the doubles final. The winners split $6,000, and Connors said Natase likely will share in his singles winnings 26-year-old oulfielder. on Ihe trading hlock last winler and in n slump earlier I h t s year, now has hit safely in 32 of his last 33 games, dating back lo July 13, w h e n Monlanez cracked four hits against San Francisco. METS 3,. DODGEMS 1 John Milner slammed his 18lh homer, a tape-measure shol off the Scoreboard behind the fence right center, to power the Mets past the Dodgers, who blew a chance to stretch Iheir S'/z-game lead over Cincinnati in the NL West. Milner jumped on an Andy Messersmilh pitch in the sixth inning and sent it crashing off the scorehoard some 435 f e e t away. II was estimated to ha the longest homer ever hit lo right field in Shea Stadium's 10-year history. ii! sir.iini'.iiijiii'iiijiniir.iiiir uiriinn'iirmi' 1 jo Beaver Level Beaver Lake level s t o o d today at 111Y.82 feel above sea level, down .18 from Monday- Engineers reported that t h a generators were not'being used. ENJOY! Travs Nip Alexandria 1-1 LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Larry Aolkening allowed only nine hits as Arkansas took a 1-0 Texas -.cague victory over Alexandria lere Monday night. With one out in the bottom of the 12th, Joe Lindsey beat out a slow roller to third for he Travelers. Rich Leon allowed with a game winning double. Until Leon's winning blow, righthanders Dave Wehrmeister and Larry Volkening had pitched brilliantly. Wchrmeisler, who suffered his 8lh defeat in 12 decisions, actually pitched b e t t e r lhan Volkening. Wehrmeister allowed only three hits, two of them scratch, until the 12th. Volkening, who evened his record at 8-8, pitched out of numerous jams. 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