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20 Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Thursday, Feb. 17, 1977 Speaking of Sports liy RAY SAUL, Sports Editor Shenandoah Valley, 376;Mahanoy Area, 375; Freeland, 340; Cardinal Brennan, 285; Jim Thorpe, 276; Weatherly, 253, and MMI, 101. ' MMIhasthe second smallest enrollment in the district. St. Francis Academy has 84 students. o Penn State football recruiters have signed 6-4, 270-pound JAMES BROWN, a much-sought interior lineman from Moeller High School, Cincinnati, and 6-4, 240-pound DAVE DUGGAN from Hortnel. N. Y., who is also a lineman. o GEORGE FOREMAN, the hulking heavyweight boxer who wants another shot at MUHAMMAD ALI'S crown, will go against JIMMY YOUNG in a I2-rounder on St. Patrick's Night (March 17) in San Juan. P. R. The bout will be televised live in the United States by ABC-TV. o . Former MMI athlete JIM LUNDY has moved from fourth to third in scoring on the Lafayette College basketball team. - Jim has scored 241 points in 21 games for an average of 11.5 points a game. He's hitting on 49.5 per cent of his shots from the field and 74.5 per cent from the free-throw line. Jim has obviously contributed to the fine record of head coach TOM DAVIS that convinced Boston College officials that Davis should be the head coach there. o Coach JIM ATHERTON'S Luzerne County Community College basketball team won the Eastern Pa. CC Athletic Conference championship Tuesday night with an 84-78 conquest of Philadelphia Community College. DAVE RUMINSKI (West Hazleton) was second high scorer for LCCC in the big win with 16 points. Area bowlers who missed the original announcement are reminded that applications for the 36th annual Hazleton Bowling Association City Championship Tournament are now available at area bowling lanes. EMIL ZAPOTOSKY, HBA secretary, said the tournament will run from May 9 through 29th with the team event at St. Michael's Lanes and the doubles and singles at Valley Lanes. JOHN URSTA will be tournament manager at St. Michael's (Freeland) and LELAND BALLIET will fill the same role at the Valley Lanes in Sybertsville. o Members of the Hazleton Chapter of PIAA Basketball Officials will select the school that will receive the John Guenther Memorial Sportsmanship Award at a meeting Sunday at 1 p. m. at the West Hazleton Borough Building. And the announcement that the Greater Hazleton Chapter of PIAA Baseball Officials will meet Sunday. Feb. 27, at Rymond-Correale Florist, is an indication that a w inter that most people would like to forget in a hurry may be over in a few weeks. o Answer to query: AUentown Allen High has the largest student enrollment of all schools in PIAA District 11. The top ten in enrollment are: 1. AUentown Allen,2440; 2. Bethlehem Liberty, 2403; 3. Easton, 1943; 4. AUentown Dieruff, 1755; 5. Parkland, 1690; 6. Bethlehem Freedom, 1620; 7. IIIIS, 1593; 8. Emmaus, 1516; 9. Northampton, 1434; 10. W hitehall, 1100. West Hazleton competes in Class AAA in the basketball playoffs, but the borough school is actually Class AA in enrollment with 773, 27 short of the 800 that makes it mandatory for a school to compete in Class AAA. Enrollments at other area schools: Tamaqua, 705; Marian, 641; Bishop Hafey, 612; Panther Valley, 538; finalists will be selected. They will serve as attendants and have other duties. One of the 12 will be named queen and will receive a $500 scholarship. Senior high school classes will be given an opportunity to sell tournament tickets with the senior class fund getting a commission on all sales. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be assigned duties. Additional details on the events for high school students and Scouts will be announced later. MRS. EDGAR L DESSEN of Sugarloaf, who Is vice-president of the Northeastern Pa. Human Resources Foundation, will be announcing within the next few weeks and months, the names of people in this area who will play key roles in putting together tournament details, selling tickets, etc. There will be a pro-am tournament Wednesday, July 27, that will precede the three-day tournament. Thursday, July 28, will be set aside for practice and tournament rounds will be played Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 29-31. Fifty pros and 200 amateurs will participate in the pro-am. Details on how to get a spot in the pro-am will be announced later. o Obviously, the Pocono Northeast Golf Classic will be one of the biggest and most prestigious sports events ever held in Northeastern Pa. It will bring the same type of publicity to the Poconos that resulted from the success of the Schaefer 500 in recent years. Anything that helps the Poconos helps the Greater Hazleton Area because a substantial number of people from this area are employed in the Poconos. o People, places, happenings: When it was announced several weeks ago that Pocono Manor's west golf course would be the site of the Pocono Northeast Classic, a major stop on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Summer Tour, it was exciting news to the thousands of people in Northeastern Pa. who play golf. At a press conference yesterday, KENNETH J. FEL-LIN, president of the Northeastern Pa. Human Resources Foundation, the organization that will sponsor the tournament, said there are three primary reasons why the tournament is being held in the Poconos. . They are: (l)To call attention to the excellent recreation complex of Northeastern Pennsylvania, which is the largest and best year-around recreation facility in the United States; (2)To show a profit forcharity, and (3) To involve as many young people as possible. Fellin, who is a native of Sheppton, noted that the Northeastern and First Eastern Banks are guaranteeing the $75,000 in prize money, not donating it. The tournament will be successful if it draws enough fans to offset prize monies and other expenses and for it to be successful, golf fans from throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania will have to support it. o Fellin revealed that a Classic Lassie contest for senior high school girls in Northeastern Pa. will be held and 12 BASKETBALL Hale Irwin heads tournament field Tom Davis of Lafayette new Boston College coach Collegiate v?. .... -.. ' "... ": i ".'1 4 NEWTON, Mass (AP-Tom Davis, 3fi, who has earned a reputation as one of the nation's top winning coaches in six seasons at Lafyaettc, was named Wednesday to try to turn around Boston College's saving basketball program. Athletic director Bill Flynn announced that Davis had been chosen from nearly 100 applicants to replace Hob Zuf-felato, who has continued as a lameduck head coach since announcing his resignation Jan. 7. Davis, whose Lafayette teams have compiled a 112-43 reord, including 17 5 so far this season, will take over at Boston College at the end of the current campaign. Since joining the head coaching ranks at Lafayette in 197 1, Davis has never had a losing season In his first five seasons, he led Lafayette to three Eastern Collegiate Confer Collegiate By The Associated Press Gettysburg 79, Lebanon Valley 72 Niagara 66, La Salle 64 Dayton 72, Miami Ohio 69 Lehigh 67, Bucknell 56 Virginia 71, Clemson 65 Oakland City 55, Transylvania 54 Phila. Textile 62. Drexel 38 American U. 70, Navy 68 Franklin & Marshall 93, Muhlenberg 70 Spring Garden 95, Rutgers 81 Cent. Michigan 57, Bowling Green 56 . . Army 62, lona 56 Toledo 68, Ball St. 64 Voungstown St. 77, Maine 68 Stetson 86, Jacksonville 68 Virginia St. 87, Hampton 77 , Coast Guard 60, W. Connecticut 57 , E. Kentucky 81, Marshall 79 Baltimore 96, Maryland-Bait. Co. 84 Wm. & Mary 86, VMI 84 Rutgers 112, Geo. Washn. 90 Albany St.. N.Y. 61, Plattsburgh St. 60 Buffalo St. 70, Oswego St. 49 Kentucky St. 81. Bellarmine 80 LcMoyne 97, Buffalo 87, OT S. Carolina 65, Duquesne 61 Tenn. -Chattanooga 89, W. Carolina 80 Wake Forest 70, Davidson 68 N. Carolina 100, South Wm lar young man who has been the outstanding player of the season, is among the missing, however. Lietzke, winner of two titles, a runner-up last week and the season's leading money-winner with $123,350, pulled out of this event due to the illness of his father in Beaumont, Tex. While the new faces have been romping through the first month and a half of the year, some of the more established players have been having their problems. Don January and Gene Littler both fell victim to Lietz-ke's heroics. Irwin, Ben Crenshaw, J.C. Snead and Australian David Graham, all multiple winners in 1976, rank 48th orloweronthe money-winning list this season. Among the other standouts are Tom Weiskopf, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper. PGA champion Dave Stockton, South African Gary Player and Dave Hill. In addition to Lietzke, Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller, winner of only $680 this year, are among the missing. ABC-TV will provide national television coverage of portions of the final two rounds Saturday and Sunday. Classified Ads Bring Results Florida 65 Wash. & Lee 101, N. Carolina-Greensboro 94 Boston 75, Northwestern 74 RPI 79, Brandeis 74 Ohio Northern 77, Wooster 73 Cincinnati 77, Xavier, Ohio 68 Clarion St. 117, Grove City 89 Penn St. 81, W. Virginia 69 Kansas 91, Iowa St 89 Oklahoma 72, Nebraska 62 Temple 73, Villanova 66 Oral Roberts 71. St. Louis 65 Evansville 93, Bentley 73 N. Hampshire 78, Massachusetts 76, 3 OT , Canisius 72, Colgate 70 St. Bonaventure 91, Gannon 65 Widener 71, Washington Col. 53 Connecticut 89, Holy Cross 85 Wesleyan 58, Trinity 53 Pro basketball National Basketball Association New York Knlcks 123, Chicago 103 Philadelphia 117, Buffalo 113 Washington 111, Boston 92 Detroit 12S, Portland 118 Indiana 111, Phoenix 93 Houston 124, Seattle 95 Denver 116, New York Nets 102 Mullaney faces challenge By BOB GREEN AP Golf Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Defending champion Hale Irwin heads a field of golfs established stars going against the challenge of youth in the $200,000 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open. So far this year, the youth movement has dominated the tour. The average age of the winners through the first six weeks of the season is 25 8. Rik Massengale, at 30, is the oldest title-holder of 1977 and could be the man to beat in the 72-hole chase for a $40,000 first prize that starts Thursday. Massengale, who made only four bogeys in 90 holes of play, led all the way and scored an easy, six-stroke victory with a record-setting score last week ' in the Bob Hope Desert Clas-. sic. Joining him in the 147 man field that will test the tough, old, 7,029-yard, par 71 Riviera Country Club course are Tom Watson, a record-setting winner of consecutive events earlier in the year, and U S. Open champion Jerry Pate, w ho took the title in the first event of the season, the Phoenix Open. Pate hasn't played this month and Watson is back in action after a week's break. Bruce Lietzke, the spectacu a - v j Plu F.E.T. and old Hre $1.80 $2.01 $2.26 $2.42 $2.58 $2.65 1 Whittwoll BR78-13 ER78-14 FR78-14 GR78-15 HR78-15 LR78-15 Whllowill AR70-13 DR70-14 GR70-14 HR70-14 GR70-15 HR70-15 BUFFALO (AP) - Joe Mullaney, the Buffalo Braves' third coach this season, admits he's on trial and says he won't have an easy job trying to make the National Basketball Association team a winner. Mullaney, 51, hired as an assistant coach, stepped up to head coach Tuesday night after Braves' General Manager Bob MacKinnon decided to call it quits as interim coach. Under Tates Locke, fired Jan. 26, and MacKinnon, the Braves have won only 19 games, lost 33 and are 13'4 games behind the Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic Divi We've Got The BuysU !iO &fC1l'Vl rv -i i iv One-legged swimmer competes ence championships, two 20-victory seasons and two appearances in the National Invitation Tournament. He was the KCC coach of the year in 1975. "Wo are delighted to have Tom Davis accept the head coaching position at Boston College," Flynn said. "After talking to many people in the basketball world, it did not take long for the athletic advisory board to find that Tom is considered by his peers to be one of the finest college coaches, not only in the Kast, but in the entire nation." Zuffelato resigned last month in his sixth season as head coach "to consider as many other opportunities as possible." His teams compiled 21-9 records in both 1973-74 and 1974-75, placing third in the NIT and reaching the Eastern sion of the Eastern Conference. "I'll just have to see what can be accomplished in the next 29 games," Mullaney said. "I'm enthusiastic. I think we have good people here. When I came here I didn't know much about the team. From what I've seen, what we have is capable of doing better than we have. "I've been here for seven games and we've been In every one with the exception of the first of the Los Angeles games and the first half tonight." The Braves were beaten by the Washington Bullets, 126-114, Tuesday night. he was four. He has since had no recurrence. Their father, policeman Raymond Southerland, was operated on last year for a brain tumor. It was two months after Steve's operation before his mother, Jane, managed tocoax him into the family swimming pool. "The block had been that I never wanted anyone to see my stump," said Steve, who has a near "A" average and is junior class vice president at Killian High School. "Now, everybody sees it at practices and the meets. "What's great is that I'm taken asanequal. just another swimmer." Steve credits his classmates, parents and coach for moral with five of six consecutive points. But Henry Bibby and George McGinnissandwichedipairof field goals around a free throw by Lloyd Free and boosted the margin to 110-J 06 with less than three minutes to go. Dantley led the Braves with 27 points as Buffalo lost its first game under its new head coach, Joe Mulaney, who was appointed to the job Tuesday. Randy Smith had 23 for the losers, while Free collected 24 for the 76ers. BUFFALO (IIS) lftumt S I J II. Danttvy I IMS 77. JcHno i W II imlrti I Vi 71 DKk-tgorlo 4 M Id Adam SMI, William 1 M 1. AwM S 14 71 CMnXII I M t. TetenCTHMIl mUDOMt (117) MrtmMt f 1-4 If. Ervma 7 II I) K. Jam . 14. trm WMH S6r I J-J 14. Collin M 4. Dew IHlMlll Ml nai- Tote 4t It M 117. i io n m le-ti 10 7 IO-I17 h TeW kU ImOMi 74. HMIedMpM M Tecftnkal -Sunn A - i Regionals of the NCAA tournament. However, the team slumped badly last season, finishing with a disappointing 9-17 record. This season they're 815. A native of Ridgeway, Wis., Davis was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville in 1960. He coached one year at Milledgeville High School in Illinois, and then five years at Portage, Wis., High while earning his master's degree frdni the University of Wisconsin. In 1966, he became freshman coach at the University of Maryland, serving for two years w hile working towards a doctorate in sports history. He then spent two years as an assistant to American University Coach Tom Young, now at Rutgers, before moving up to Lafayette as head coach. He is married to the former Mullaney had been largely responsible for planning the Braves' defense since coming here, but now plans to make some offensive changes. "I don't think we're getting the offensive production we should be getting," he said. "I'd like to work on something where we get the ball to people in places where they want it and can do their best. "I'd like to have two or three plays to take advantage of what each player does best. For instance, Adrian Dantley. I don't think he's getting the ball enough where he can do business. Sometimes he can't op support, but said he has received no favoritism in "fulfilling my own personal dream." "He's done it beautifully," his mother said. "Sometimes I'd sit back and watch him fall and work to get up and I'd want to run and help, but I knew he had to do it himself." Coach Pat Toner lost the sight of his left eye w hile he was a college swimmer. "I knew when I lost the eye I didn't want it looked at as a handicap. I could tell (hat Steve looked at it the same way," the coach said. Steve, who never done competitive swimming before his amputation, admitted he was afraid when tryouts came in August that "I'd make a fool of myself. "That first day they all watched me," he said. "Many thought it w as a big joke or that I wouldn't last or wouldn't be any good. But it's changed." Steve suffered a setback in September when he broke his right ankle and was forced to sit in a wheelchair for a month. A doctor finally fit him with a fiberglas plastic cast and Steve rejoined team workouts, spending 24 hours a night to dry his cast with a hair dryer. Although Steve's 296-second time for 50 meters is four to six seconds slower than Hcrshey loses, 4-0 HALIFAX. N.S. (AP) - The Voyageurs Ed Walsh stopped 37 shots for his third shutout of the season and Pierre Mondou scored the only goal he needed to blank the Hershey Bears 44 Wednesday night in an American Hockey League game. Mondou scored at 8 16 of the first period. Jim Cahoon doubled the margin in the second and Paul Woods and Peter Lee added third period goals for the Voyageurs VUI-Weother'78 'Cushion Belt Polygkis' A78-13 blackwall plus $1.73 F.EJ. and old tire. Choose double-belted Polyglas' (or long, low-cost mileage Whitewalls $3.00 more. B78-13 blackwall plus $1.80 F.E.T. and old tire. Enjoy bias-ply dependability at rock-bottom prices Whltewalls $3.50 more. Tom Davis Sharon Dell Shulka of Prairie du Chien, Wis. They have a 4year-old son. erate because we get our own guys in his way." Mullaney, captain of the Holy Cross team that won the NCAA basketball championship in 1947, was an FBI agent for 18 months before beginning his coaching career in 1954 He was head coach at Norwich University and then spent 14 years directing Providence to a 275-93 record. In 1969, he took over the Lakers and in 1971 moved to the American Basketball Association where he successively coached Kentucky, Utah and Memphis. some teammates and may keep him on the sidelines in some tough meets, he was in all four of Killian's first meets. In the season opener three weeks ago, he swam the anchor portion for the 400-meter freestyle team in the Dade County relays. Steve began his 100-meter portion with a twoyard lead and held on to win by inches. Owls upset Wildcats by 7 PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Walt Montford and Marty Stahurski powered Temple to a 7366 win over Villanova Wednesday night in the second game of a college basketball doubleheader at the Palestra. Phil Scaffidi's 28-foot desperation jumper at the buzzer gave Niagara a 66-64 victory over LaSalle in the first game. Temple, 14-10. broke a 43-43 tie four minutes into the second half by scoring eight unanswered points. Stahurski scored two of the baskets, the second of which boosted the 6-foot-4 junior over the 1,000 point mark for his career. - Villanova. 16-6, had led by 1810 in the first half, but the Owls claimed a five point advantage at intermission by making IS of 23 field goal attempts. The closest the Wildcats came after Temple's second half surge was 53-50 with eight minutes remaining. Willie Mays hit .307 in 24 AUStar games. Three of his 23 hits w ere home runs. i-l 1 M'L " 4 gesrt ) MIAMI (AP) - "I knew I'd never be any Mark Spitz . I'm just showing I can do it to myself," said Steve Southerland, w ho lost a leg to cancer but has battled back to earn a spot on his high school swim team. "I want to be treated just like everyone else," said the 16year-old, one of four members of his family treated for cancer. I'm not try ing to prove anything about handicapped people I don't think It is so abnormal to have a one-legged swimmer." Steve's left leg was removed in 1974 because of bone cancer. 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