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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa *“C The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sun , Dec. H, 1971 5Q Customers Always Write in Sports Open Forum 1 How Long Must One Coach To Be Eligible for Hall of Fame? Letter i to I he Gazette sports department will be published in this column provided they ore short, in good taste, of goner a! reader interest, and include the sender s name and address. Editing and commenting are done by Gus Schrader, 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 Hail of Fame published Dec. I, I have an interest as to whether there are tenure requirements for this honor. I'd like to know because I think a former Marion high coach. Lea Dollinger, should bt' considered for the Hall In Dollinger s five years as Marion’s head coach, his teams compiled a magnificent record of 35 wins and ll losses, including a 9-0 record in 1971-72. He was Coach of the ''tear in the Metro area that season, and his players have been constantly present in impressive numbers on the Wamac all-conference teams. I believe that Mr. Good and Mr. Nelson are very deserving of their honor I hope former coach Dollinger makes it also. DAVE WILLIAMS 2070 Fifth avenue, Marion NOTE: A five-year tenure Is not very long as an Iowa high school coach (Les preciously served in Illinois), 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 I*:*. — Gus. Complaint on Wrestling To tho Sports Editor: 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 St e coverage of only two. That’s really 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, relatives, friends and neighbors is twice that of basketball, figuratively speaking. Those people read our town’s only newspaper looking for something which isn’t getting printed Selling papers depends on people’s interest, right? It would seem to me that supporting these young people’s Junior High Roundup By Matt Nm ak Girls' Basketball 9TH GRADE A W Hording    6 Regis McKinley franklin Ta* Booseven Prairie Wilson 9TH GRADE B L    W 0 Regis    6 1 Harding 2 Roosevelt 3 Ta* 3 Franklin 4 McKinley $ Wilson 6 Prairie L 6 P 5 I 5 I 3 3 I S 0 6 Harding remained the only undefeated team in ninth grade girls basketball, downing McKinley 45-33. Arminda Rogers led Harding with 20 points and Abby Gable’s 12 points paced McKinley. Harding won the B game 24-IO. Regis won its fifth game against one defeat by downing Wilson 67-45. Karlen C’artensen totaled 25 points for the winners Regis also captured the B game 42-22 Collette Mercier’s 24 points sparked Franklin to a 49-44 victory over Taft. Lynn Schroeder had 20 for Taft. Franklin edged Taft 24-22 in the B game. Prairie handled Roosevelt 26-21 behind Patty Herman s 16 points. Roosevelt won the B game 24-22. In eighth grade girls ac tion, Marion ripped Linn-Mar 53*15 and captured the B game 27-23 Cheryl Barker connec ted for 20 points for Linn-Mar. Marion also defeated Monticello 38-24 earlier rn the week. Swimming Franklin defeated Wilson 64-39 in eighth grade boys swimming at Jefferson McKinley easily beat Roosevelt 75-49 In the seventh grade. McKinley swamped Roosevelt 74-31 and Franklin downed VV ilson 72-40 Boys Basketball Iii boys basketball ac tion. Uh* Linn-Mar freshmen whipped Prairie 52-47. Brian Fruendt paced the scoring with 20 points for Prairie, while Bob Nielson led the winners with IO points. Prairie* beat Benton 26 22 in an eighth grade game and also won 43-27 in a seventh grade game. Don Jansa totaled lo points for Prairie in the seventh grade match. Regis downed Waterloo Columbus 63-52 in a freshman game played at Regis. Ti Kloos and John Mahon each scored 15 points for Regis Wrestling I’ndefeated McKinley handed Wilson a 33-24 setback in ninth grade wrestling. McKinley heavy-weight John Redlinger recorded the fastest fall in 59 seconds. Roosevelt and Biwa 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 Ions Of the season. Taft's Don Allison pinned his opponent in 1:34 to lead his team. Ellis Y Swimmers Bow to Williamsburg Tin- Williamsburg YMCA defeatchI the Ellis Y swim team 371-1*7 despite not having a single triple winner The Ellis squad had one triple winner in the boys competition, Dan Kadlec, in H and under. In girls events, Ellis three-time winners included: Rim Kepler (8 and under), Christy Sharp (9-10), Cherie Kepler (11-12), Rosie Sharp (11-12), Linda Floyd (15-17). and Patty Mahan (15-17). Volleyball MARION Y Power League WL    W Ck* Gold 13    2    Ct* Blok    6 Mar Digger* ll    4    Qgers    3 Mar Spiker* IO    5    Bom tier *    3 GAMES WEDNESDAY <At Central Branch) 6 45-Morion Digger* y* Monon Spiker* I 45- Barry * Bomber* vt. Central Blue 8 4S Obe » Oger* y*. Centro! Gold SNOWMOBILE! DjlPlfO CLOTHING SS ARNIE’S TEXACO ACCESSORIES 2160 6th St. SW 364-9498 ONLY SCORPION DEALER IN TOWN! efforts is one way to encourage them and keep them active in sports. If they’re in sports or some activity, they’re less likely to find time to Ik* out on the streets getting into trouble. And that makes everybody happy, right? KATHY EMANUEL 6503 Daubers lane NP] NOTE: It’s gratifying to see someone so determined lo get a letter printed, Kathy, as you sent one to the sports department and one lo The Gazette editorial department. However, you can’t be much of a wrestling fan. as you must have missed reading two letters on exactly the same subject printed in this space two weeks ago. At that time we explained that we are NOT reducing our wrestling coverage. It will be exactly the same as in previous years: We will cover all dual meets between metro teams, pins 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 meets,” as we have never said anything like that, and our staff writers already have covered four. Moreover, have we failed to have a report on any wrestling 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. — Gus. Iowa Topped Tim's Guess Hi, Gus: 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 winning a game. Coach Cummings had so much determination and fight as a Hawkeye 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, hut I^ady Luck wasn’t w ith 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 tin* Big Ton crown and played in the Rose Bowl. They had 8 sophs on the first offensive ll and they used ll sophs on their defensive unit. So we Hawkeye fans hove to stay with Commings and his wonderful staff. I think they’re going to 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. Iowa fans are hoping vou continue to he correct. —Gus. 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 congratulate Bobby Commings and his stuff for the fine effort they have made to turn the fortunes around at our state university. 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, arid we have such a man in Chalmers “Bump” Elliott, a fine gentleman who has not only helped turn the football program around but we also have enjoyed national prominence in baseball, gymnastics, wrestling and basketball. and other sports are on the upswing. Now, according to a news story, we stand a chance of losing Bump to a rival Big Ten school (Indiana), just at a tune when things seem to he coming our way for a change. I think we should all sit down and drop the board in control of athletics a line to let them know how we feel about all this. We Metro Area Basketball CENTRAL V East Break Slow Break Old Town* JO** Boyd I Ma.drile Ebv * Satori Jaycee Cargill Thoro Fouler Longbranch Footer s Heritage W Coretroe I Mar JC* (I Ho*van t 0 Pinon* 0 TOP SCORERS G Al Albert, Maid    J Frau Boh I man, OT    3 Lorry William*. jB    4 Pot Roby JC *    2 Colin William*, Ebv*    3 Mike Boyo. OT    3 George Stevenson, JB    3 Dennis Ponder. Ebv *    4 Bon William*. JB    4 Bob Sample, JC*    3 Dick Buemmie. Sot    3 Dave Haua. Car    2 TOP SCORERS TP Avg 49    24 S 62 20.6 6? 20 5 40 20 0 53 17.6 SI 17 0 43    16 0 61 IS 2 60 ISO 42 140 40 133 26    13 0 G Tom Bush, Longbranch I TF 25 Avo 25 Don Huschle, Plodder* J 43 21 Jim Thornton, Thorp 2 43 21 Tom Ridge. Conroe y 37 ll Mary F.oshond Her it 2 35 17 Mike Oro, Cartro* I 25 12 Craig Comesky Thorp 2 22 It Bill E Ichors), Foster s I 20 IO GAMES WEONESOAY 6 45—Corglli East Plant y* Eastside Maidrtte 7,55—Old Tony ne Inn y*. Jaycees 9 05—f bv * Sofa Gds vs Jon* Boyd Star*. MARION Y Fast Break W L W L Pet Eoutp 2 0 Aloha I I Sharp I 0 Rimmer ii Pitcher Nash F in 0 Isl Nail ll TOP SC ORERS G TP Avg Ken Zahrt. Pilcher* 2 60 30 Barry Et tnt, Petro 2 48 24 Sieve Gertsen NP 7 42 21 John Muench, Zlmm I TI 21 Bill Vincent, Petro J iii 20 Tom Zrudsky, FII 7 34 17 Dan Mi lier, ) t f Not I 7 JO 15 jay deb. PH I 24 12 JANDA’S INSEPARABLE TWINS • Prompt Service • Guaranteed Workmanship Industrial- Commercial Electric Motor Repair Sales A Service Phone 393-1230 int (lairs F.rr, Rd. ILE. 20 Mile A Day Boot Sites 7-14 Widths B-IE Postal Vendor Sate tv Shoat RED WING , SMOt sroai 3317 Isl Ave. SE—363-6157 Open Mon., Thurs. At Erl. til 8:36 want to keep Bump with us. We need him to help guide us to the glory this state has waited for since the late fifties If we let the other schools use our school for a springboard to train their coaches and administrators we will always be the doormat of the Big Ten. So let’s reward the people 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 NOTT/. Bump’s many Iowa frirnds 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. Anyone who dislikes Bump Elliott simply doesn't like people. —Gus No Page I for Central Dear Gus: I was pleased to see the article about the Youth for ( hrist organization in last the Dee I 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 Bibb' camp Man, how some of those kids can eat! Of more importance: counseling and love shown to them by the staff The YEO group needs the wholehearted support of this community 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 Evansville on Page 4 Page I c arried such items as Tennessee earning a tie, Boston college beating Holy Cross, a football shooting in Chattanooga and a second loss in a row for Upper Iowa. I knew 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 colleges—Luther, Upper Iowa, Wartburg. et all—would have been supporting Central, just as most of us support the Big Ten representative in the Rose Bowl. Even an old Ithaca man like Hon Conder says he would be rooting for Central in the Stagg Bowl game. Keep up the good work and best wishes for the holiday season. C R. VANDER MEU LEN 717 Twenty-seventh street NE t 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 C entral’s exciting win over Evansville ran nearly 16 inches, and our slot man couldn't fit that into the space on Page I without “jumping’* it inside. We avoid such “Jumps” whenever possible because surveys show readership declines about Vt) percent. 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