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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Customers Always Write in 'Sports Open Forum' The Cedar Kaplds Catelte: Dee. 8, How Long Must One Coach To Be Eligible for Hall of Faml? leHmi io The Gazotto sports deportment will be published in (his column provided they ore short, in good laste, of gener- al reader interest, and Include the sender's name and address. Editing and commenting are done fay Gus Schroder, Gazette sports editor. Dear Gus; In regard to an article on coaches Tom Good and Dean Nelson being Inducted Into the Iowa High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame published Dec. 1, I have an interest as to whether there are tenure requirements for this honor. I'd like to know because I think a former Marlon high coach, Lcs Dollinger, should be considered for the Hall. In Dollingcr's five years as Marlon's head coach, his teams compiled a magnificent record of 35 wins and 11 los- ses, including a 9-0 record in 1971-72. He was Coach of the Year in the Metro area that season, and his players have been constantly present in impressive numbers on the Wamac all-conference leanis. I believe that Mr. Good and Mr. Nelson are very deserv- ing of their honor. I hope former coach 'Dollinger makes it also. DAVE WILLIAMS 207fi Fifth avenue, Marion NOTE: A five-year tenure I is not very long as an lewa high school coach (Lcs previously served In Dave, and we don't know if that requirement would rule out Les or not. Otherwise his record certainly is impressive. Suggest you write Dick Tighe, secretary of the Iowa U.S. Football Coaches Assn., Webster City high, and nominate Lcs. Complaint on Wresfling To the Sports I've been made aware that your newspaper has decided to give coverage of only two senior high wrestling meets. In contrast you are giving full coverage to senior girls and boys basketball games. The issue is that we wrestling fans would like the same consideration that is given to basketball fans. We'd like to see coverage of all the senior high wrestling meets. But instead we are told to expect to see coverage of only two. That's real- ly disheartening to hear. A paper with circulation like yours certainly should want to please its public. Your job i to print the news. High school wrestling is news. Did you know there are approximately 70 kids going out for wrestling, while there are approximately 35 kids going out for basketball at each school? The following of parents, rela- tives, friends and neighbors is twice that of basketball, figur- atively speaking. Those people read our town's only news- paper looking for something which isn't getting printed. Sell- ing papers depends on people's interest, right? It would seem to me that supporting these young people's Junior High Roundup By Malt Novak Girls' Basketball 9TH GRADE "A" 9TH GRADE L Hardlno 0 Regis 0 Regis I Hording 1 4 1 Roosevelt 1 Franklin 3 Tatt 3 Tofl 3 FranKIln 4 RooscvoH J Prairie 1 5 Wilson 5 Wilson 6 Prairie 6 Harding remained the only undefeated team in ninth grade girls basketball, downing McKlnley 45-33. Arminda Rogers led Harding with 20 points and Abby Gable's 12 points paced McKlnley. Hard- ing won the B game 24-lti. Regis won its fifth game against one defeat by downing Wilson 67-45. Karlcn Cartcnsen totaled 25 points for the winners. Regis also captured the B game 42-22. Collette Mcrcicr's 24 points sparked Franklin to a 49-44 victory over Taft. Lynn Schroedcr had 20 for Taft. Franklin edged Tafl 24-22 in the B game1. Prairie handled Roosevelt 26-21 behind Patty Herman's 1C points. Roosevelt won Ihe B game 24-22. In eighth grade girls action, Marion ripped Linn-Mar 33-15 and captured the B game 27-25. Cheryl Barker connected for 20 points for Linn-Mar. Marion also defeated Monticcllo 38-24 earlier in the week. Swimming Franklin defeated Wilson 04-39 in eighth grade boys swimming at Jefferson. McKinley easily beat Rooscvcll 75-49. In Ihe seventh grade. McKinley swamped Roosevelt 74-31 and Franklin downed Wilson 72-40. In boys basketball action, the Linn-Mar freshmen whipped Prairie 52-47. Brian Fruendt paced the scoring with 21) points for Prairie, while Bob Niolson led the winners with III points. Prairie beat Bonton 20-22 in an eighth grade game and also won 43-27 in a seventh grade game. Don Jansa totaled 15 points for Prairie in the seventh grade match. Regis downed Waterloo Columbus 63-52 in a freshman game played al Hegis. Ti Klons and John Mahon each scored 15 points for Regis. Undefeated McKinley hand- ed Wilson a 33-24 setback .in ninth grade wrestling. McKinley heavy-weight John Redlinger recorded the fastest fall In 59 seconds. Roosevelt and Iowa City Southeast battled to a 32-32 tie as Roosevelt forfeited the final match. John Russell stuck his man in :53 for Roosevelt. Taft ripped Franklin 37-22, handing Franklin its first loss of the season. Taft's Don Allison pinned his opponent in to lead his team. Eilis Y Swimmers Bow to Williamsburg The Williamsburg YMCA defeated Ihe Ellis Y swim team 371-187 despite not having, a single triple winner. The Ellis squad had one triple winner in the boys competition, Dan Kadlec, in 8 and under. In girls events, Ellis three- time winners included: Kim Kepler (8 and Christy Sharp Cheric Kepler Rosio Sharp Linda Floyd and Patty Mahan Volleyball MARION Y Power League Con Gold 13 2 Ccn Blue 6 9 Mar Dinners 11 4 Oaers 3 12 Mar SulKcrs 10 5 Bom tiers 3 12 GAMES WEDNESDAY (At Centra! Branch) 6- Diooors vs, Marlon Splkors. Bombors vs. Central Blue. Ogers vs. Central Cold. ACCESSORIES 2160 Cth St. SW 364-9498 ARNIE'S TEXACO ONir SCOHPIOH tXAUK IN TOWNI efforts Is one way Io encourage them and keep them active In sports. If they're In sports or some activity, they're less like- ly to find time to be out on the streets getting into trouble. And that makes everybody happy, right? KATHY EMANUEL 6503 Danbcrn lane NE NOTE: It's gratifying U see someone so determined to get a letter printed, Kathy, as you sent to the sports de- partment and U The Gazette editorial department. How- ever, yon can't be much ot a wrestling fan, as you must have missed reading two letters on exactly the same subject print- ed In this space two weeks ago. At that lime we explained that we are NOT reducing our wrestling coverage. It will be exactly Ihe same as In previous years: We will cover all dual meets between metro teams, plus all other dual meets and tournaments we consider significant. As we said before, It is _ basketball coverage that has to be trimmed somewhat, as we have to find room now for a growing girls basketball pro- gram. Can't Imagine where you heard that nonsense about covering "two wrestling as we have never said any- thing like that, and our staff writers already have covered four. Moreover, have we failed to have a report on any wres- tling meet so far? Yes, we would like to keep ALL youngsters occupied In healthful and entertaining sports and that Includes basketball players as well as wrestlers. Iowa Topped Tim's Guess Hi, Iowa won one more game than I predicted it would when I talked with you before the season began. After such a dismal 1973 season, you didn't have any hopes of their win- ning a game. Coach Commings had so much determination and fight as a Hawkcyc player I figured some of that would rub off on some of his players. They had a chance to win a couple more games, of course, but Lady Luck wasn't with them. If they can recruit a few big, mobile linemen, I think they will be about two years away from playing respectable football. That would come sooner if they stay healthy and have a little luck. We remember the 1967 Indiana team that shared the Big Ten crown and played in the Rose Bowl. They had 8 sophs on the first offensive 11 and they used 11 sophs on their defen- sive unit. So we Hawkeye fans have to stay with Commings and his wonderful staff. I think they're going Io turn Iowa football around. TIM MIMS 1327 Arapahoe, Boulder, Colo. NOTE: Hey, Tim, when did you leave us for Boulder? But glad to hear your long-distance rooting. tans arc hoping you continue to be correct. Plug for Bump Elliott' Dear Gus: Along with the thousands of I club members throughout the state and many, many loyal Hawkeye fans, I wish to con- gratulate Bobby Commings and his staff for the fine effort they have made to turn the fortunes around at our state uni- versity. I am sure that with the year's experience and with the addition of some big linemen, this will make us more competitive with the nation's best. Now where there is successful program there must be a leader, and we have such a man in Chalmers liott, a fine gentleman who has not only helped turn the fool- ball program around but wo also have enjoyed national prominence in baseball, gymnastics, wrestling and basket- ball, and other sports are on the upswing. Now, according to a news story, we stand a chance of los- ing Bump to a rival Big Ten school just at a time when things seem to be coming our way for a change. I think we should all sit down and drop the board in control of athlet- ics a line to let them know how we feel about all this. We AfCd CENTRAL Y Slow Break Fast Break Old Townc Jane Bovd E Mcnarllc EbVs Safari Jovcer-s Corglll E Thorp Fowler Longbranch Foster's Heritage W Carelroc 1 AAor JCs 0 Hassan's 0 Plttons 0 TOP SCORERS TOP SCORERS G TPAvg. Al Albers, Mold 2 49 2J 5 Fran Rohlman, OT 3 62 20 TP Tom Bush, Longbranchl 95 Don Huschle, Plodders 2 43 Jim Thornton, Thorp 2 1 1 1 Lorrv Willloms, JB 4 6! 20 5 Pat Robv. JC's 40 200 Colin Williams, Ebv's 3 53 17.6 Mike Rouo, OT 3 51 7 0 George Stevenson, JB 3 48 60 Dennis Pavntcr, Ebv's 4 61 5 Rldrje, Carlroe 2 37 Mnrv Eastland, Merit 2 35 Mike Giro, Carfroe 2 25 Craio Comeskv, Thorp 2 22 Bill Elchorst, Foster's 2 1 1 1 Ron Williams, JB 4 60 5 0 Bob Sample, JC's 3 42 4 Dick Ruommle, Sof 3 4Q 33 Dave Hauo, Car 2 26 GAMES Carglll East Plcint vs. 7-. Old Towne Inn vs. .-TUSsl Ebv's Spto. Gds. vs. Jane MARION C> Prompt Fast Break W L W Pet EoulD 2 0 Aloha 1 1 Sharp 1 0 7lmmer 0 1 Plichcr 1 1 Nasti Fin 0 1st Nat'l 1 Motor TOP G TPAvo. Ken Zalirl, Pllclicrs 2 60 30 Barry Ernst, Pelro J8 Steve Gertscn, HF 2 .12 21 John Mucnch, ZImm 1 21 21 Bill Vincent, Petro 2 40 Tom Zrudskv. Pll 2 3J 17 Dan Miller, ]st Not'! 2 30 Bliln Firry Rd. Jay Lleb, Pll 2 24 20 Mile A Day Boot Widths B-EE PoK.I Vendor Stroty ShMi RED WING SMOI STOm Isl Ave. SE-36J.6I57 Open Mon., Thiirs. Frl. want Io keep Bump with us. We need him to help guide us to Ihe glory (his state has waited tor since the late fifties. If we let the other schools use our school for a spring- board to train their coaches and administrators we will al- ways be the doormat of the Big Ten. So let's reward the peo- ple who are doing a good job for us and do not put a little money ahead of an up-and-coming winning tradition. FRANK SASEK 1912 Hamilton street SW NOTE: Bump's many Iowa friends will appreciate your support, Frank. As one of the two smallest schools In the Big Ten, Iowa certainly does need all the vigorous promotion and strong leadership It can get from the athletic director. Bump has done an excellent job of healing the old rifts that divided actions at the university and among Its athletic boosters. An- yone who dislikes Bump Elliott simply doesn't like people. No Page 1 for Cenfral Dear Gus: 1 was pleased to see the article about the Youth for Christ organization in last the Dec. "1 Gazette sports section. Along with several others, my wife and I have been privileged to help prepare the meals at the one-week outing at the Iowa Bi- ble camp. Man, how some of those kids can eat! Of more im- portance: counseling and love shown to them by the staff. The YFC group needs the wholehearted support of this communi- ty in the work they are doing. Now I'd like to gently chide you a little. Last Sunday's sports section carried the news of Central's win over Evans- ville on Page 4. Page 1 carried such items as Tennessee earn- ing a college beating Holy Cross, a football shooting in Chattanooga and a second loss in a row for Upper Iowa. I know you don't have many subscribers down Pella way, but even so, surely Central's win would rate as better news than those other stories. I'm sure most of the supporters of the Iowa conference Upper Iowa, Wartburg, et have been supporting Central, just as most of us support the Big Ten representative in the Rose Bowl. Even an old Ithaca man like Ron Gondcr says he would be rooting for Central in the Stagg Bowl game. Keep up (he good work and best wishes for the holiday season. C.R. VANDER MEULEN 717 Twenty-seventh street NE NOTE: Laying out a sports section for a Sunday paper in the transition period between football and basketball seasons may look easy, Van, but it presents problems. The story of Central's exciting win over Evansvllle ran nearly 16 Inches, and our slot man couldn't lit that into the space on Page 1 without "jumping" It Inside. We avoid such "jumps" when- ever possible because surveys show readership declines about 50 percent. So Ihe shorter holes on Page 1 get filled with the stories you mentioned if the late-finishing basketball games don't provide something more newsworthy. 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