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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Expect Nearly 200 for Junior Olympic Boxing F ASTERN Iowa boxing fans a freat in store for the next two weekends, and their backing might go a long way to boosting a program that has been pretty much managed by the Knights of Columbus for the last several years. The K.C.S, mainly backed by the enthusiasm of Maurice Haehey, have turned their club rooms on A avenue Northeast into a boxing area for the last several years. The results have been impressive. The current group, ages 10 to 15, number around 25 youngsters, and they are cur- rently in the planning stage for a state AAU-sponsored Junior Olympic tournament that will advance youngsters into regional and, possibly na- tional, AAU competition. Tourney Set Meet the Preps Jack Ontlen qualify for the national in Peoria, 111., on Aug. 1-2-3. "We did very well in the state Silver Gloves competi- tion, and we think we have some boys who can make the grade in the regional and na- tional." Champs Ready For example, there is Drew Hachey, a 12-year-old who won both the state and region- al titles. The same is true of Greg Scott, another 12-year- old. Tony Brown, who has- been slowed by a broken shoulder, also won the state and regional in the 13-year-old area, and he is hoping to be ready for the upcoming tour- ney. Jay Knox, 14, was a state and regional champ at age 13. "It goes by both age and explains Hachey. Photos by Duane Crock m rnoio Silver Glovers and the Hardware These eight boxers played a key role in the state and regional Silver .Gloves boxing competition, and they will in action starring Saturday in the 3-day Iowa Junior Olympic boxing at the Knights of Columbus hall. Posed with their trophies, from left: Rudy Brown, 10; Drew Haehey, 12; Greg Scott, 12; Tony Brown, 13, state and regional champ; Jay Knox, 14; Mike Henry, ,13; John Haehey, 13, and Greg Goodyear, 13. Drew Haehey, Scott, Brown, John Haehey and Goodyear state and regional champs. Hopeful Gary Player Will Be at Amana YIP AMANA When Gary Player recently accepted the invitation from Geo. C. Foerstner, pres- ident of Amana Refrigeration, Inc., to compete in the eighth annual Amana VIP golf tour- nament June 24 .zi Finkbine in Iowa City, he promised to play here if he were "in the country." Fresh off his exciting two- stroke triumph in the Masters, this commitment looms large. The wiry South African star is gunning to join Jack Nicklaus as the only competitor ever to win golf's four major profes- sional championships TWICE. He's one of just four along with Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Nicklaus to complete this ultimate circuit once. Now he needs only a sec- ond U. S. Open crown for a historic double sweep of the Masters, U. S. and British Opens and the PGA. With the VIP closely following the U. 3. Open (June it's now almost certain this great pro will indeed be "in the country" and at the U. of Iowa's Finkbine course treat- ing lowans to one of golfing's spectaculars. Winner of 91 pro tourneys throughout the world and 17 on the PGA tour, Player became the tour's sixth million-dollar winner when he put on the green jacket of the Masters. His seven major tourney wins are: Masters, 1961 and 1974; U. S. Open, 1965; PGA, 1962 and 1972; and British Open, 1959 and 1968. He is the only foreign com- petitor to have won the Masters. U. S. Open champ Johnny Miller and defending VIP champion DeWitt Weaver, jr., in foursomes with Amana guests Amana retailers as well as "celebrities" from the worlds of show business and other sports. Again the I Club Scholarship Fund, Inc., will benefit from the VIP with all ticket revenue going to that organization. Tick- ets purchased prior to the day of the event will be ?5; at the gate, Tickets may'be or- dered by sending a check, pay- able to the Iowa Athletic De- partment, to the Iowa Field- house, Iowa City, Iowa 52240. Benton Girls Win in Relays Team Totals Bent. comm. 104 Clear Creek ..79 B-G-M 63 H-L-V 4SiA Erw. Valleys 43 S. Tama 41 Iowa Valley' ..3fi. Amana 27Vi B. plalne 27to Dys.-6eneseo .34 Or. Mountain .li'A VICTOR Benton Commu- nity of Van Home scored 104 points to win the Warriorette Relays here Wednesday. .Win- ners included: Softball Jackie Vranek, Iowa Valley. MH; Jolee Pleper, Ben- ton, loin Lemley, English Valleys, 16-3; shot Mary Jo Collins, Cyear Creek, 35-2; high Judy Colony, Clear Creek, 5-2. Folkman, Benton, :11.6; Jeanne Brotherson, BGM, :26.2; Jon! Kriegel, south Tama, 61.3; Jonl Kreigel, South Tama, mile Pam Munson, Belle Plaine, 100 meter Jeanne Brotherson, BGM, :14.6 (record; old mark by Barb Van Ersvale, BGM, 220 Bren- da Landuyt, HLV, 33.2. Distance BGM, 10 lllBht shuttle BGM, 880- lowa Valley, shutle Benton, 55.5; 880 Benlon, 2.01.4; flenlon, 53.4; Benton, The Cedar Rapids K.C. group is sponsoring the state meet with preliminaries on Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. at the A avenue K.C. hall, semis at the same spot on Sunday at 1 p.m.. and finals at Memorial coliseum at 7 p.m. on April 27. Mrjyb 6 200 "We need all the financial support we can admits Tnis is no small-time opera- tion in any respect. Sponsors expect from 178 to 200 entries by Saturday and hope for something in the neighborhood of 30 or more bouts at each session. There is no secret that it, like anything, takes money to operate. .Admission for the prelimi- naries and semis at the Haehey. "Boys in the 12-15-year-old age bracket will qualify for the regional tournament at Muscatine in June, and that will include boxers from Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Min- nesota. "The 14-15-year-olds could Knights of Columbus hall are effort. for adults students. The finals, slated at Memo- rial coliseum on April 27, are a real bargain. It's 51.50 for adults and 75 cents for stu- dents. A Need A lot of people have felt there is a need for a boxing program in Iowa, and the suc- cess of the Golden Gloves in Des Moines and in private boxing groups around Eastern Iowa in recent years have pretty well established that point. The formerly popular Gold- en Gloves programs, long sponsored by The Gazette and Junior Chamber of Com- merce, apparently went the way of al! too many physical activities, crowded out by the tremendous popularity of tele- vision sports and money-mak- ing programs. Maybe this is a chance for a second try. At least, it might be worth your while to drop out and see what is being done in an area that would rank with the blacksmith and the stage- coach maker if there weren't a few people around who still think the manly art of self defense is worth at least an The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., April IS, Pick 3 iowa Collegians In ABA NEW YORK (AP) Three-highly intriguing prospects, and Iowa collegians were the ABA will begin unloo- the American Basketball Asso-isening its purse strings in ef- ciation college draft to sign them. Wednesday. j Perhaps the most intriguing Robert Wilson, a 6-fooi-6 ior from Iowa State, was among is Maione. The dynamic 6-foot- the third round choices of Mem- teenager, who av- eraged 27.2 points in 78 high phis. Wilson, a transfer from Southwest Louisiana, was second in Cyclone scoring with a 16.1 school games, has been swamp- ed with various collegiate of- Heavy Action Iks Scotr (left) and Jay'Knox mixed it up in pre-tour- ney -workouts as they prepare for the Iowa Junior Olympic boxing tourney that starts-Saturday. Wilson Wins Opener Over McKinley 4-1 Randy Black drove in three runs? with' two hits b pace Wil- son's ninth grade baseball team a 4-1 win over McKinley.. in Player top pro will join 37 other stars, including Wednesday's Fights By The Associaleo Press ZARAG02A, Spain Jose Antonio Jimenez, 125'A, Spain, knocked out Ello Cotena, 125'A, Italy, 15. LAS VEGAS Rocky DiFazIo, Chicago, outpointed Rocky Hernandez, 157, Tucson, Ariz., 10. the season opener teams Wednesday. for both Bob Martin Captures Izaak Walton Honors Bob with 49 of 50, took class A honors in Ihe Izaak Wal- ton shoot Wednesday. Bill Pis- tulka and John Schriner tied in class B with 42 of 50 while Dave Deavers won C with 45 of 50. cKinley ODD 10o-l 3 1 i ison 1 i 2' Knake, plolz (4) and Hohre; Wise ana. .'.'eiiand. i Feed the Birds APRIL ONLY! Lease a 1974 Nova. Model 1XX27 2-dr. Coupe, 6-cyllnder engine, hydramatic, Exterior Decor Group, Tinted Glass, Door edge guards, AM Radio, Wheel Covers and whilcwalls tires. 601 FIRST AVENUE SE PHONE 366-2753 SOLID FOUNDATION Tired Feet? This Shoe Will Help In stock no waiting Sizes 6-16 .Widths AAA-EEEE Light Weight Positive Arch Support Top Quality Leather Uppers Sweat-Proof Leather Insole RED WING SHOE STORE Ex-Champ Walker Ailing, in Hospital NEW YORK (AP) Former boxing champ Mickey Walker, who won a slugfest with the welterweight and middleweight bottle in 1938 and hasn't had a drink since then, is in a New York hospital following his col- lapse on a street. Walker is suffering Parkinson's Disease, and arteriosclerosis. from anemia Police found Walker in a gutter in Brooklyn, N.Y., a week ago and took him to Kings County Hos- pital. He later was transferred to Jewish Memorial Hospital after its executive director Charles Gellman got wind of Walker's misfortune. The first thought that comes to mind wben one is picked up in a gutter is, "Just another drunk." But not in Walker's case. The boxing Hall-of-Famer hasn't had as much as a smell of alcohol for nearly 36 years as one of the five greatest box- ers of all -times. He won the championships in the 1920s and abdicated the latter title to campaign in the heavyweight division. Born in the Kereigh-Head section of Elizabeth 72 years ago, Walker fought 148 profes- sional battles and lost only 11 decisions. He lost another five bouts when he was unable to continue due to bad cuts over the eyes. Walker remain in the hospital for two weeks after which Gellman will select nursing home for him. average. jfers. But when the Utah Stars He was named to the first isu r prising! y picked him team all-tournament team dur-j Wednesday, it marked the first concrete move by the pros to lure him. Previously, the Vir- ginia Squires had only talked to iing Ihe Big Eight conference I Holiday tournament. Wilson was second in rebounding for Iowa State averaging game. Cyclone sophomore about nine a Herele Ivy, a 6-3 guard, was an eighth- round choice of San Antonio. Ivy led the Cyclones in scoring with a 16.9 average. He was named to the All-Big Eight sec- ond team. A lOth-round choice of Memphis was Candy La- Prince, who led Iowa in scor- ing with a 19.1 average. The 6-1 guard was a second team all-Big Ten player and was named Most Valuable Player by the Iowa squad. The American Basketball As- sociation, armed with nearly 200 ation, armed with nearly 200 high school sensation Moses Maione and 50 rom the rival National Basket- jail sets out in its quest to become what Commissioner Mike Storen calls best basketball league possible." The ABA has amassed its for- midable group of draftees over the last 15 months, with most of ts selections being made Wednesday. They included' the 50 from the NBA in an unprece- dented and open declaration of armed warfare, 79 collegians and the brilliant Maione, who averaged 35.8 points and 25 rebounds during the 1973-74 sea- son in leading Petersburg, Va. S. to its second straight state championship. 20 Offiers Twenty other college players were selected in a secret draft last month, and 43 others are wldovers from three separate drafts conducted last year, be- ginning in January, 1973. Rockets Each group contains some ginia. him. First Bob Kilbourne, Petersburg High's athletic director, said he feels Maione should go to col- lege first. "He can pick up that (pro basketball) any said Kilbourne. "Even if he should make it to the pros, there could be a time when he might need a college education. I can't predict what he will do, but I believe up to now his thoughts have been going to college." Arnie Ferrin, the Stars' gen- eral manager, said that Larry Creger, the club's director of player personnel and assistant coach, would go to Virginia to- day and discuss the situation with Maione and his family. "If we find out that his par- ents don't want him to turn pro said Ferrin, "we won't pressure them." The Stars, however, would lose the rights to der a new ABA they don't sign him by and he would become eligible for the draft again next year. That, however, is not tbe case with such All-Americans as Bill Walton of UCLA, David Thompson of North Carolina State, Marvin Barnes of Provi- dence and John Shumate of Notre of whom were drafted as undergraduates last year, but have not yet signed. The 6-11 Walton, a three-time Ail-American and two-time Player of the Year, still be- longs to the San Diego Con- Thompson, this sea- son's Player of the Year, is the property of the Memphis Tarns. Barnes belongs to the Denver and Shumate to Vir- 365-4328 New Job DURHAM, N. H. (AP) -i University of New -Hampshire! assistant football coach Ralph j Cavalucci, 44, Wednesday was] named defensive coach for thej and even quit smoking in 1950. Houston Texans of the new Walker often has been tabbed World Football League. bicycle PEUGEOT Open: Mon.-Thurs. 11-7; Fri. 11-5; Sat. 9-3 Also at 5 S. 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