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Odessa American, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1969, Odessa, Texas Dawson h Rodeo Continues Tonight At 8 AJRA Competitors Perform Well Major League n MIDLAND The season hasn't even started yet and tiie West Texas have already fired bead coach Lou Rymkus The Board of Directors of the met Thursday night and released Rymkus from his con- tract They reported hiring Ted Dawson as the replacement Dawson coached the last season when the present owners purchased the Odessa Comets from the Odessa Sports Inc and won four of the final five contests He has been general manager of the this season came to Midland this summer with a career of pro football including building the Houston Oilers to an American League championship He got the on an even keel and was in the process of building a team when the end came abruptly Thursday in the opening ex- game the Rumeks were defeated by Omaha before the largest crowd to ever witness a game in the four years of its operation The loss started the Rymkus said late Thursday to an impossible situation which has arisen following our loss to I will no longer be associated with the is not a move that I wanted to take because I have never failed to face up to a challenge and I do not want to do so at this time due to continual interference into the areas of coaching and operational aspects of the ball club by Nash Dowdle and other members of the it is impossible to perform up to my standards board without my con- sent has released me from my contract giving their reason as of other more definite reason was given It is with regret that I am forced into this decision and it is especially because of the loyalty of the players and many of the fans in this area future plans at this ment are indefinite and I only hope that professional football can find its way in West Ronald one of the owners of the who lives in refused to comment on the development this ing Grain are supposed to meet with Lou this morning at 10 I don't know where Our attorney is supposed to let us know Grain did say the board met Thursday night and released Rymkus from his contract not going to comment on it this Grain said when asked why Rymkus was released Dowdle and the r e s t of the board members were not available for comment in the process of quiring new players and moving the office to another office in the Scharbauer said be didn't have any particular changes in mind don't think we can coach like the Green Bay Packers You can't expect the players to workout every he said Although several players wre announced as being cut from the squad by Rymkus Dawson said possibly two of them will be rehired Chicogo New York St Louis Pittsburgh Philadelphia Montreal Notional East Division won 76 68 68 64 39 Cincinnati Los Angeles Atlanta San Francisco Houston San Diego West Division 66 52 tost Pet 47 618 52 553 533 405 55 56 72 85 67 68 65 64 37 54 58 57 57 86 559 554 540 301 Thursday's Results San Francisco New York 11 innings San Diego 1 Montreal 10 innings Philadelphia Los Angeles l Cincinnati St Louis 3 Only games scheduled Today's Games Los Angeles ot New York night San Francisco and Mo at Montreal and San Diego at Philadelphia night Houston at Chicago By ROY PITCHFORD American Sports Writer Even the fan who doesn't know a whole lot about rodeo could appreciate the action Thursday night at the American Junior Rodeo Association as the young cowboys and cowgirls turned in some mighty sharp performances There was plenty of good performances as the rodeo wound up the first of three and the sparse crowd of approximately gave the contestants several good 8 sw 31 unos saved some for some who weren't so fortunate The youngsters start their second round tonight at 8 at the Ector County Coliseum Bubba Blessing of Fort Worth turned in of the night's best performances as he took over the lead in steer downing his steer in 4.57 seconds and taking the first round lead The next best time was by around cowboy Pow Carter of Fort Sumner who turned in a 5.90 Lindsey Hicks of Sonora posted the top time in the boys 12 and under breakaway catching his calf in 4.31 but he still ranked only second in the overall behind Joel Parson's set Ann Miller of Lamesa took over second place in the girls roping with a fine time of 4.44 and Gigi Cannon of downing her calf in 6.93 Candy Big and Ivey Pool of Imperial took over the top two spots in the girls 12 and under with times of 6.42 and respectively The girls in the group had their problems with the elusive calves and only Jewell Campbell of El Paso even got a time Her 4.84 wasn't ood enough to make the top Johnny Middleton of Big Spring got one of the best hands of the night for his fine 11.80 time in calf roping as he jumped to the top of the standings in boys Ken Welch of Roscoe was the only other competitor in that age to get his calf down and ie turnea in a creditable time of 15.09 John of Fort Sumner posted a 15.61 in the boys roping and held second place but Marty Petska of took over the lead and shoved Stallard to third with a time of 13.33 The boys in the 12 and under division had their problems with h d J m the and the best time was 30.77 by Lindsey Hicks of Cincinnati and Cloninger 8 at Pittsburgh and Ellis Atlanta at St Louts son night Saturdays Games Los Angeles at New York San Francisco at night San Diego at night Cincinnati at night Houston at Chicago Atlanta at St night Sunday's Gomes Los Angeles at New York San Francisco at Montreal San Diego at Philadelphia Houston at 2 Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Atlanta at St Louis American West fc Closed Baltimore Detroit Boston Washington New York Cleveland Minnesota Oakland Kansas City California Seattle Chicago Results Baltimore o Detroit 1 Seattle 6 Only games scheduled Today's tt Baltimore at Oakland night t Detroit at California night Cleveland at Seattle bot night Washington at Kansas City night New York at Minnesota night Chicago at Boston night Gomes Baltimore at Oakland Detroit at California Cleveland at Seattle New York at Minnesota Washington at Kansas Chicago at Boston Games Baltimore at 2 Detroit at California Cleveland at Seattle Washington at Kansas City New York at Minnesota Chicago at Boston thir good Only one contestant was credited with a ride in the bareback bronc riding Drew Goslin of of Hie Bob Worth's Bubba Several oune cow DOTS including ong and Tommy Patton of stayed on the required time but moun at the qualified and bull with col HARD TO BRING DOWN Rex Cox of Gail tries to get his calf to cooperate during the roping event of the American Junior Rodeo Association national being held at the Ector County Coliseum Cox ot his loop on but the pesky calf took 19.43 to bring down and tie mith TEXAS LEAGUE Division Won Lost Pet 60 61 GB 488 443 5 392 12 By ROY PITCHFORD American Sports Writer Susie Smith goes after three championships today as the Odessa Closed tennis wind up the junior portion of their tournament with finals m all singles end doubles Singles finals were scheduled to begin this morning at with doubles finals at Adult events were slated to start this and adult finals will be played with all the action on the Odessa College courts Miss only 13 years will be going after singles titles in the girls and 18 and could possibly sweep them all Memphis 60 63 64 56 69 San Antonio 49 76 Western Division Won Lost Pet GB 71 52 577 Amarillo 70 55 560 68 56 548 Albuquerque 62 62 500 Thursday's Results Albuquerque Worth 0 Amarillo Paso 2 Shreveport Memphis 2 Arkansas San Antonio O-o 13 Friday's Games Amarillo at El Albuquerque at Wor Arkansas at San Antonio at Shreveport Saturday's Games at El Paso Albuquerque at Worth at San Antonio Memphis ot Shreveport AJRA Junior Rodeo Results POLE BENDING GIRLS 12 4 UNDER 1 Janet 2 2 ivey 3 Donna 4 Vicky 5 Peggy San OVERALL LEADER Linda 17.80 GIRLS 1 Terri Big 2 Ann 4 Marien Cindy 23.39 OVERALL LEADER Terri GIRLS 1 Debbie 2 Zane Big 3 Delores Big 4 Shirley 5 Sherri OVERALL CALF ROPING BOYS 12 UNDER 1 3 Guv OVERALL LEADER Joe 24.35 BOYS l Marty 2 John Fort 3 Rex James 5 Perry No OVERALL LEADER Marty 13.33 BOYS 7 Johnny Big 2 Ken Robert Big Larry St Na Ted NO TI m OVERALL LEADER First round not completed BREAKAWAY ROPING RIBBON ROPING BOYS 12 UNDER 3 Gil Terry Bui No OVERALL r 4.21 GIRLS 12 rumor Rodeo Assn re ci fiSi SSL The also letting the best a 48 Only two junior bull riders were scored Rawleigh of El Paso picked up 53 points and Harold of Crane got 41 Larry Hooper aid Clark of will ies tonight since their mounts jammed them inside the chute Janet Hanson of Odessa now leads in girls 12 and under rel racing with a 16.60 and Sharon Harrison of Big Spring took over second in girls racing with a time of only of a second off the lead Overshadowed by Miss rison's fine time was a 16.71 i Cox of good enough for fourth Both of the in girls ed down barrels and were assessed placing them far fown in the r down in the standings DeLynn Jones took the lead boys 12 and under barrel touring the course in and David Pool's 17.37 was good enough for Ronnie Koonee of Odessa bad a 9.60 in ribbon good enough for and Pow Carter took over third with ed the pole h in 17.06 to take the lead in and another Big Spring Zane took over fourth in with a 17.67 Top time in 12 and under was 17.84 by Janet good enough for and Ivey Pool is now third after racing to a time of 17.94 It took until 4 today for to complete the cond night's events in the finals of the American I the first of three will in the I Bfo 2 Ivey 4 f f m fc Z Pow Becky 3 Johnny iTV mv No OVERALL I Candy 6.42 GIRLS 1 Ann 2 Gigi Gwen BOYS 11 ft iSun nati More than best young i i u m i u DEADER Wanda 436 2 GIRLS i OVERALL LEADER El 2 Donna El DeLynn Lou Ann El GIRLS UNDER 2 Mario Thomas age 9 are vying for shares of prize money Mo Time OVERALL LEADER 3.21 a wards were presentee night to Debbie Fer BOYS II SINGLES SEMIFINALS Steve L o 0 m i s defeated Don Brian Otterness defeated PAIRINGS Loomis vs BOYS U SINGLES SEMIFINALS Tony Brown defeated Don Steve Loomis defeated Glenn TODAY'S PAIRINGS Brown vs Loomis BOYS 14 SINGLES FINALS Jimmy Bicham defeated Bob BOYS 12 SINGLES SEMIFINALS David Lee defeated Jimmy Billy defeated Mark M TODAY'S PAIRINGS Lee vs II SINGLES SEMIFINALS Susie Smith defeated Melinda Karen Clark defeated Millie frO TODAY'S PAIRINGS Smith vs SEMIFINALS Susie Smith defeated Loretta Young Pam Harrison de- Lou Ann TODAY'S PARINGS vs rison GIRLS SINGLES SEMIFINALS Susie Smith defeated Ann Friday Cindy de- Melanie TODAY'S PARINGS Smith GIRLS 12 SINGLES FINALS Mary BOYS U DOUBLES SEMIFINALS Steve Loomis defeated Cliff Trd Kimbre Chisum defeated FAIR INCS B Loomis vs BOYS DOUBLES SEMIFINALS Don Bingham defeated Herbie David Fa Robert my defeated Tony TODAY'S PAIRINGS Presley Bingham vs BOYS 14 DOUBLES SEMIFINALS Bob Lewis defeated David Jimmy Lee defeated Mark Oil TODAY'S PAIRINGS Lewis vs BOYS 12 DOUBLES TODAY'S PAIRINGS Mark Olliff Steve Gaubatz vs David Bickham GIRLS IS DOUBLES FIRST ROUND Wendy Si Hunter defeated Terry Devine defeated Pot Pam Jamie Lou Ann bye SEMIFINALS defeated M defected TODAY'S PAIRINGS Wortham vs GIRLS U DOUBLES FIRST ROUND Heten defeated Donna Pierce Melissa Lou Ann Loretta Terri Paula bye SEMIFINALS ed defeated TODAY'S PAIRINGS Goubatz Young vs GIRLS 14 DOUBLES TODAY'S PAIRINGS vs GIRLS 12 DOUBLES TODAYS PAIRINGS Cindy Debra Texas Golfer In Quarters Of Big Meet ID Bruce the Texas amateur and Illinois amateur met in Friday's final feature erf the Western Junior Golf Tournament a University of Houston junior from Las and a Purdue ior from were among favorites surviving Thursday's start of match which cut the field from 32 to eight Ashworth rolled to 6 and and 4 and 3 victories over Gary Grant of Indianapolis and John Beers of Phoenix Other quarter final pairings include Schumaker of Fort Wayne Ind vs Jim Sparkman of medalist nis Walters of vs Jim Simons of and Kratzert of Fort mL vs Mike of St Petersburg Fla LEADER Kathy Grid Roundup and Ab of as the girl SOOd Meet altimore Tonight THE PRESS Whether or not he cleans out the Baltimore well that's an- other story Buffalo's glittering rookie running will get more dirt on his jersey this week than when he only played a few minutes when the Bills take on re in one of two pro games tonight He saw limited duty in last loss to but ures to see more action against the though And will start in his place used mostly as a de- coy in his first pro learned a valuable don f chance you don't get The backs come up too Also on card is a game between Chicago of the National Football League and Houston of the American ball League at the The NFL who foun Jets too much to handle in last passes for 413 yards hree touchdowns in the 1 Aim 2 OVERALL LEAD TiAda 1 Bid 3 Sherri El the 4 Zone Big ry meets LL LEADER 16.54 BULL RIDING SENIORS i Santiago Fort 2 Louis 3 Mice Petersburg 4 Ray Fort U Bob El David Glen JUNIORS 1 El 2 Harold 41 other contestants did not have official BRONC RIDING BOYS 1 Drew 50 others did not hove official survived STEER WRESTLING two SENIOR BOYS 1 Bubba 2 Pow Fort B- m A K Trull in x Johnny 1 nu in one game 35 yards a 5 of 10 for 5 Y f v v v v OVERALL LEADER DOSO ByOwn View In Front Far Easy MiU On M three AFL Bowl exh ents from The who claimed son in the draft after finishing with pro football's worst record f have won one of three exhibition games this summer Their victory came over an NFL the Washington skins which lost a thriller to the Colts last week will play Chicago for the first time Bears are fresh from a convincing victory over Green Bay Houston Coach Wally Lemm said backup quarterback Don Trull will stan against Chicago Pete Beathard the No 1 signal also will see action with quarterbacks Bob Davis and rookie Bob Lemm said Beathard has completed 20 of it TTl P SMASH COMING UP bouncing tennis looks on Action Patt Manns prepares to smash ball as doubles partner Mary continues today in Odessa SI vs 10 Closed tennis played on the Odessa College wilh finals scheduled in all junior events School or i 1 styling and jtan comfort You'll lovt our wido selection of spicy colors in tha tod rom Vm 8 r AFU eft n 523 N GRANT Center
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