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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jeffs McNiel Agog at Balance I hr Cedar Rapid* (i i/cllp: Mon., Mar., J. I'>74 ll Hy Sieve Allspach Galatia Snort* Writer Jefferson ln^ti wrestling coach Mill McNiel had just finished a hefty portion of blue and white championship cake and was reflecting on the 1974 state wrestling tourney. The setting was the Jeff gym Sunday afternoon, where a large gathering of Jeff boosters were on hand to welcome backiMing in the state the AAA champions from Des 11979 Coach of tin team title, edging Waterloo Ka ti I hy 2 'it points before a record-breaking crow ii of 12,IMM), and McNiel was marveling at the caliber of compo* tition al Veterans Memorial auditorium. I stale and when you win a state championship you’ve absolutely beaten the best, around. "There was a time iii the not too far distant past that two or three teams completely dominated the state meet and tilt! 12 Moines. Jeff won its second straight “There were champions from . ......    .    u    i    •    ..* a °lher entrants seemed to be different schools in JA end (m|y for form . i|j(y ^ „ ifs a great boost for pron wren- A)UwuRh qualif|( , d SCTen explained the grapplers for the meet and the Year.    strength of numbers certainly CASSIM IGRAM GLENN IX NOP “Coaching and techniques are figured improving in all parts of the (straight in winning a second out that in the future two or crown, McNiel pointed three qualifiers could win it. all. “The East Waterloo hid proves that,” said McNiel, “they had just four men and gave it a mighty effort.” McNiel linally got around to question was sprung on the sue cessful .J Hawk boss. Clan you win it. all again in 1975? After surviving another weary and worrisome weekend of oar row and rugged co/npetition, Hill laughed off the query. “We’ve got several juniors and certainly feel they’re fine wrest lees, but we’re going to enjoy tins one for a while before we worry about next year.” ♦ * * There was also joy in the Kennedy wrestling camp and coach Mel Wieland admitted that maybe his program was finally starting to pay dividends. (Herm Zenor's state cham- f Hod Peppers tiff Huh Srhradvr Unwritten Book talking about his own history- P'onship at I6/ pounds indicates making squad, a team that put Wieland s optimism and a fifth-hack- t o - b a c k state cham pL'iee finish by Bob Diet/, at 112 pionships together for the first should not be overlooked time in J-Hawk history.    Zoner fopped Waterloo West’s “The feeling is almost too difficult to explain. This team really didn’t figure to be title con- Photo, final results on page Iii cagey Hon Oft, 3-2, who had conquered Davenport Central's supposedly unbeatable Curtis Craig in the semifinal' “Glenn was probably the hardest worker in our wrestling room and I’m elated he won the title. He’s Kennedy’s first state champ and is really deserving of the honor,” said an admiring Wieland. on tenders when the season started.” he said. “Oh, we were confident that everyone would give the maximum effort, but we had a junior dominated team and realis- “ He - S a gentleman both tidally speaking, thought 1975 an d off the mat and whim you I could be the next big year.” put in a |] the work and sacrifice That all changed Saturday he’s made, it is really reward-night and, fittingly enough, it mg to see that he realized his was the seniors who provided major goal.” the big lifts to the title.    Wieland    also had words of Cassim Igram, who finished praise for Dietz, who avenged second at 185, and wrestled an earlier loss by pinning Steve three men who left the tour-!Burnell of Waterloo Columbus Warrior Wins Stu Lenzen, C.R. Washington senior, held aloft the state swimming championship trophy at Ames Saturday after the Warriors won their lith straight title. Wash won it despite the fact Lenzen suffered muscle spasms in his back Friday night. He competed in only one race Saturday, finishing sixth in the 200 free. He was not able to swim in the IOO free and with the 400 free relay team, events in which he was also qualified. nament with a combined record of 79-3, was the biggest surprise. But McNiel was quick to point out it was a team effort and Don Hittenmiller, second at 105. Haul Viktora, third at 112 and Dick Briggs fourth at 138, all seniors. did a super job in the wrestle backs, and then decisioned Newton’s Bill Hansen to win the fifth place medal. “Bob really gained his confidence during the tournament grind, and was doing things in the final two matches I’d never seen him use a1! year,” ex cess you’ll never sec it on your bookshelf although we had the title selected and there’s a hatch of notes .somewhere. Jane, my wife who died Feb. 28, was always going to write a hook with my awkward help about being married to a sports writer. “Can f Carry Your Typewriter?” she was going to call it. Sure, she knew it was grammatical to say “may” instead of “can.” fn fact, she was usually my ready reference on almost anything that involved grammar, foreign language, spelling, style, manners, taste, protocol, music, art, drama — almost any kind of culture. The title was a natural, and it had an ironic twist she learned to appreciate. You see, many people claim to envy sports writers. Some of the tilings they cover are glamor events like the Super Bowl, World Series, All-Star games. Rose Bowl, Masters golf. It looks like great fun and so easy any high-grade moron could swing it. So when a friend sees a sports writer heading out on art enviable mission, he often will teasingly beg. “You lucky dog! Can I go along and carry your typewriter?” Jane always remembered this line when we were scrambling to catch a plane, train or taxi, often in the snow or rain, or looking for cur car in a dark, muddy and nearly deserted parking lot. She was the one who really wound up carrying the typewriter. She could have testified it wasn’t always glamorous. But she was as eager as a kid in a candy store to help with more of it. That’s why it was such fun to take her along most of the time. Mi ss You Eventually, t h e Iowa Hosts Towering Wisconsin inevitable plained Wieland * * # There were no Metro grapplers in Jeff’s Viktora 23-1 Mar’s Glen Colton ing the best marks. top is unbeaten 1974. with and Linn-(28-21, post- Probable Lineups IOWA    WISCONSIN Parker, 6-6    F    Kerry    Hughes,    6-11 Fegebank, 6-7    F    Koehler,    6-8 Collins, 6-8    C    Kim    Hughes,    6-11 LaPrince, 6-7    G    Anderson,    6-5 Hairston, 6-7    G    McCoy,    6-6 Time, place: 7:35 p.m. Monday, Iowa fieldhouse Radio: KCRG, WMT, KXIC-FM, WHO, KOKX Tickets: On sale at box office. Iowa’s basketball team will play Wisconsin at Iowa City in the Big Ten’s only game Monday night, and all of the teams will wind up the regular season Paul Viktora, Jeff Glen Colton, Linn-Mar Mike Skopec, Kennedy Jim Kray, Marion Glenn Zenor, Kennedy W 71 71 77 I] 77 Kevin Klopfenstein, Mar 75 Mark Moeller, Marion    74 Don Hittenmiller. Jeff    77 Douq Teach,    Prairie    18 Dick Bnqqs.    Jet!    JO Vince Ut holt. Jeff    19 Tom Staikfleet, Marion 17 Tom Sadler.    Jeff    18 Jim Comreid, Jeff    18 Jeff Steffen,    LaSalle    77 P V I Kl 7 4 7 13 5 IO 7 I 7 4 6 Si 7 You know, when we first met. she confessed she was so naive about sports that she didn t even know why it was necessary to have a World Series. Then she discovered there were TWO major baseball leagues. Jane was an omnivorous reader, a quick study, a great attender to detail. A few months after we were married she corrected the official scorer at the Big Eight wrestling meet, pointing out an error only she had detected, just when he was going to announce Oklahoma State had dethroned Iowa State as team champion. She had a natural nose for news, an even better one for a feature. While I was often absorbed in reporting what happened in the competition, Jane was learning what the athletes’ wives or kids or parents were doing. That’s one of the many reasons we’ll miss Jane forever. Some of the others: Like when we hear Fats Waller’s “Your Feet’s Too Big” . . . driving through rainbows in Pali Pass high on Oahu . . . listening to cowbells of cattle wending their way to the high pasture at Neuheusle in the Black Forest . . . South Padre Island, Texas, through an eerie fog ... the time, on our wedding anniversary, when she asked the band to play one of her favorite songs, “Strangers in the Night”, and wondered why everyone guffawed . . . . . . Her amusement at teaching me to pronounce Champs Elysee and other French landmarks in Haris . . . how she hated spinach, liver, asparagus . . . whenever I hear someone ask a bartender for a manhattan with bitters . . . .seeing the smiling faces of Mexicans, like those we saw driving through the mountainous back country enroute to our first Olympics . . . Playing Our Song . , . The happy sight of young parents taking their new babies home from the hospital and remembering how concerned, yet proud, she looked when we took our three home . . . the tingles we both admitted we got when any American stood on the Olympic winner's stand, Old Glory went up the pole and the band played our favorite song ... the mists hanging in the alpine valleys of northern Italy as we motored down from the Mount Blanc tunnel . . . any time I smell a gardenia, her favorite flower . . . . . Finding a pensione in Vienna in the rain . . . feeling the prairie wind and talking to neighborly Iowans, the greatest people in the world in the most beautiful state of the world’s greatest country . . . Florida's bleached-white beaches in March after the state basketball tourneys are finished hack home . . . any good Cantonese food, although there'll never Ik* another Shangri-La like the late, lamented one we discovered in Chicago ... . . . Her terror at driving on winding mountain roads without guardrails, in the Alps. Rockies or even the Smokies . . . dancing to “Muskat Ramble” by any Dixieland band but especially the Dukes. Hete Fountain on licorice stick . . . feeling the thrill of sailing silently on a spring-fed Minnesota lake . . . wading through the dew together for a round of golf shortly after sunrise . . . our pride when she was the only one in the room to bid and bring home a slam in bridge . . . As in the song that Sinatra sings so well: “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You”. Wifes Advice Helped Heard “The only thing Johnny did.” ORLANDO. Fla (AP) Jer- three-under-par 69 iii the final    ___ Saturday with the title hanging r J l,e ‘* rd . considered one of round and won with a 273 total. Heard said! "he found cut what    IJS on the line    P r    8°^ s brightest young stars 15 under par on the 6.929-vard h „ „    .    , until he began a futile, frustra- Rio Pinar Country Club course ** was domg qu,cker ,han Final Leaders did. He found out what The Hawkeyes moved up to a . 4-8 conference mark Saturday tlr| g search for perfection, says and comfortably in front of , ,    .. M bv getting revenge on Northwes- s straightened out his act on Blancas and Jamieson, tied at    ’ game is a lot L ee n E r ider. Sow 0 "' ! tern 85-76 Northwestern had advice from his wife. 276.     easier    vvhen    you know what to SSUTSUS' u.aso defeated Iowa earlier at Evan- "Ste’* watching me hit those j amieson , plavin , in onlv hjs *-Ntcklaus - Ute ital He 67-68-69 69-273 I ■ .■.875    70 72-67-67—276 Homero Blancas, $13,875    71-69-66-70- 276 bob Murphy, $6,600    71-67-68-71—277 Bobby Cole, $6,60o    70-71-67-69—277 nug Chi Chi Rodriquez, $4,669    71-68-68-71    278 Bruce Crampton, $4,669    69-73-66-70—278 $4,669    68-69-69-72—278 71-70-68-69-278 69 68-71    279 C.R. Divers Dominate Gazette Phofos by John Mdvor Cedar Rapids had a monopoly at the victory stand after tho state diving championship at Ames. Wash’s Doug Buchheister (center) won the state title. Ron Dearborn (left) and DeWayne Sturtz (right), both of Kennedy, were second and third, respectively. stun 87-67. Iowa will be itching for more revenge Monday night. Wisconsin, boasting the tallest starting lineup in the nation— nobody is under 6-5— beat the Hawks 113-87 at Madison earlier. Saturday’s final games send big hooks in the woods and file says, ‘What the doing.’ Why don’t to the way you fore'.’’ ” Heard said. He did, and the result was a playing second event after returning hell are you f r()rn an j n j ur y absence, had a 450 knows what's right for him." ^ Heard, a husky, handsome 26- Brewer 01 52,^00' 00 Jim Simons, $2,loo you go blick g-    b r jpht (    warm    sunshine    'oar-old ( alifornia native, won 0 Ud A in n *00 played bt*- and Blancas took a 70.     two tltles and $ 137 0()0 ™ *972 aS35 »?$$ and. at that time, was IOO . loo rriwiri- J,m D* 0 *- $1-335 ll oslo pave Eichelberqer, $1,335 Trevino matched par 72,, last round (or 284 and m ' d Probably a better prospect    ‘.VSI than Miller.    oner    jones,    $1,335 Photo on page 12 Coe Faces St. Joe's in Regional RENSSELAER, Ind.—Coe and I determine the fourth entry St. Joseph’s colleges will tangle the Thursday-Friday finals. Iowa to Minnesota, which will front-running, three-stroke riche seeking vengeance for the tory over Homero Blancas and opening loss at Iowa City. Jim Jamieson Sunday in the Michigan and Indiana are tied $150,000 Citrus Open, for the top at 11-2 with Purdue a Heard, occasionally whistling ready game behind at 10-3. If Purdue softly to himself, fashioned a friend of two years at St. beats Indiana and Michigan- Lee in the Arnold Palmer went to 74—278 Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf But he began looking for per- Kn™ and Johnny Miller didn’t play faction, experimenting with his LaTr V Co z&* , $9w hero.    swing, and failed to win a tour-    £22 Miller, the current U.S. Open    nament in 1973. His money win champion and w nner of three    nings dipped to $94,000. titles and more than $100,000 a1- _ this season, is a close Heard’s. Bob Unqer, $1,087 Charles Sifford. $1,087 $909 Lee Trevino, $909 Dave Hill. $909 Richard Mast, $772 Bob Allard, $772 Orville Moody, $772 70-70-72-67-279 67-71-74-67—279 71-/0-69-70-280 69 70-74-67- 28Q 70-67-71 73- 281 70-72-69 70- 281 71 69 62-69 281 72-69-71-69 281 71-70-70-70—281 70-71-71-69 281 68-73 71-69—281 71-69-71-71—282 72-69-71 - 70—282 70-72-72 -68-282 71-70 68-73- 282 70-69-74-69—282 71 68 69-75—283 69-73-67-74—283 75-66 67-75-283 68-68-74-73-283 75-67-70-72-284 69-74-70 71- 284 71-73-68-72- 284 71-69-73-69 284 70 73 68 74-285 73 71-69-72—285 73 70-71-71-285 here Monday night in first-round Great Lakes regional action in the M)74 NCAA college division basketball tournament. Tipoff will he at 7:30. The game will be broadcast over KCOE-FM (90.3) at 7:15. Coe, 12-2 in the final Midwest conference standings and 18-4 overall, received the Great Lakes at-large hid over the weekend after Monmouth sewed up the Midwest conference champion’s spot in the Midwest regional. Monmouth lost to Ripon, 81-76. The regional winner will advance to tht* eight-team national finals March 13-15 at Evansville. St. Joseph’s, although a late-season victor over Evansville, tied for third in the Indiana conference with Valparaiso (both 8-4). Runner-up Butler is a university division school, and not eligible tot the small college tourney. T h e St. Joseph Pumas, coached by former Ripon col- with St. Joseph’s loge mentor Jack Weinert, fin- ervager averaging in is 31-20 in Joseph’s. Monday’s contest will match two 20-plus scorers in Coe’s Ed McFalls, averaging 21.2, and St. Joseph’s Jim Thordsen, averaging 25.7. McFalls, a senior and Coe’s No. 2 all-time career scorer with 1.211 points, was named to the third team NCAA small-eollege All-America squad over the weekend. Both teams also will have' a hot-shooting No. 2 scorer — Hun loses at Michigan State, there will be a three-way tie for the title. Then Michigan and Purdue will hold a plavoff for the NCAA berth, as Indiana went last year. lf Indiana heats Purdue and Michigan gets past Michigan State, then Indiana and Michigan will playoff for the spot. Ifs also possible, of course, for Indiana or Michigan to win the title outright Saturday" Indiana was knocked off by lowly Ohio State Saturday Bob ai “I tried it and ift truer (WA ^ Miami, Florid* Saturday but still finished a ished 17-9 overall. YVeinert’s game ahead of the Kohawks Rodmen nipped Coe twice by close scores in 1971-72, Weinerfs last year and Coe Coach Marcus Jackson’s first year in tin west conference. Jackson has guided the Kohawks to a 56-13 mark in his with a 13-1 mark. Winner of Monday’s Coe-St. Joseph’s contest will play either Evansville or UW-Green Bay Thursday in the next round of the six-team Great Lakes regional. Evansville, the Indiana Collegiate conference winner, is the regional host. Wittenberg (Ohio) and the University of Chicago wil I a Iso meet Monday night to Dave 15.5 a ti d Knight, indiana coach, is Coe’s Garland Smith 14.7.    former Ohio State star, but he Thordsen and Huneryager are has never defeated Ohio State both 6-6. while McFalls is 6-5    as'a    coach He drew two tech- and Smith 6-3.    nical    fouls    in the latter stages of The balance of Coe s starting the 85-79 game. Mid- lineup is expected to    find Leu    “It    was    the most gutless of Cooper (6 7> and Frau    Rohlrnan    Belating I    ve ever seen in my (6-3) joining McFalls on the life,” raged Knight. front line and Steve Ullrick (6-1) - or Don Stevenson (5-10' with three-year stint, while Weinert Smith in the backcourt I I MODERNIZE, BEAUTIFY INSULATE ywt fame/ SIDING I'm* Estimate* 362-4095 Ovtr 20 Y#or$ S*rvic» WALL & CO. I 220 6»h Str«#t S.W. Robert Schillig SLAVIA INSURANCE ON Boats • ATVS Motorcycles Campers • Motor Homes Call 363-2657 For Special Rates Agencies, Inc. 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