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   Times-Bulletin, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1974, Van Wert, Ohio                               Area High School Football Scores Celina 26 St. John 15 Off.-GJan. 22 Elida 76 Lima Bath 7 Kenton 0 Wapak 14 St. Marys 0 Crestview 14 Lima Perry 12 Parkway 50 Ansonia 6 Pavlding 26 ne Trace 8 Col's Grove 44 Defphos Jeff. 0 See Sports Page For Details And Other Scores The Weather Cloudy and cooler with a chance of showers tonight Lows in the mid 40s. Partly cloudy and cooler Sunday Highs in the low GOs. Probability of precipitation 30 per cent tonight and 20 per cent Sunday THE TIMES-BULLETIN Vol. No. 124 Saturday, October 12, 1974 Van Wert, Ohio, Zip Code 45891 15 Cents Today's Editorial The Times Bulletin comments today on Firemen Save Lives With Heart Unit Please turn to Page 4 Tope Hurt In Cell; Appearing There's Joy In CougarvilSe Thriller In Court Tuesday Won By Cougors FORT WAYNE Richard Tope. 21. g I'M HEADING HOME Gestview's Brian Tmnel (No. 44. with ball) appeals headed ioi the goal line as he takes olt aiound light end in Friday's Crestview-Lima Pern homecoming football game at Cicst- vicrw. Teammates ot Tmnel pictured in white, horn lett. aie Van Crabtiee V ami Ciabtrec Rusu (85) and Mark Heller (23) was successful in its quest ot its Mist of the season, beating Pern. 14 !2. to make the evening a one Ioi Knight tans. (Stall plioto) There's Happiness In Knightland Commodores THETIMES-BL'LLETIN SPORTS STAFF CONVOY The Crestview Knights picked Homecoming Night at Convoy to win their lirst game of the season by a score ot 14-12 over the Lima Perry- High School Commodores With Homecoming Queen Natalie Ralsten looking on the Knights scored a touch- down with two extra points in the first quarter a touchdown in the third ST C P First Downs 14 12 Rushing Yardage 249 Passing Yaidasje 20 61 Total Yaidage 269 224 Passes Ut.-Comp 4-2 11-4 Pass Interceptions 0 2 Fumblcs-Lost 2-1 2-1 Punts 1-30 Penalties-Yardage 1 15 Score quarters: 8 0 G Perrv 0 (i 0 Scoring: Tmnel, aiound left end, run (two-point 2-vard run In TinneD; Swain, run. Crahtree. quarterback sneak, one v ard (extra point no West, left end sweep for (conversion attempt no quarter and then held off a determined band of Commodores ho bent on taking the game away from them Ci icw on the toss and elected to leceive Dave Luchini kicked off to Brian Tinnel at the Crestview 27 and he returned to the Crestview 42 Don Carrier hit the middle twice for nine yards and Tinnel swept left end for 21 and a fust down at the Perry 28 Tinnel hit left tackle lor three and then right tackle lor three but here an offside penalty hurt the Knights' cause and they sun endered the ball on downs at the" Pei 20 From there Mike est circled the right end for five Kevin Swaim went through the center for two and Emerson Johnson went around end for a lirst n at the Perry 31 West then passed to Johnson picking up 23 yards and a first down at the Crestview 46. West and Johnson each gained seven first down at the Crestview 32 ith three and two at the Crestview 24, Johnson went up the middle for three but fumbled with Van Crabtree recovering at the Crestview 21 Carrier went up the middle for two, Tinnel around right end for 11 and a Ciestview first down on the Crestview 34 line On the next play Tinnel (Please Turn to Page 5) FORT WAYNE Richard Tope. 21. of Decatur, indicted for first degiee murder April 20 for the April l.j murder of Cheryl Ann Felger, 19. of Van Wert, "fell against a window" in his cell block about a week ago in the Allen County jail He sustained a cut on the left side of his head requiring 10 stitches to close Tope and Timothy Heckert, also of Decatur. were transferred to Allen County Jail shortly after Adams Circuit Judge Myles F Parrish granted a change of venue from Adams County on Sept 23 He w as held in a cell block with 20 to 30 othei in mates accused for major crimes Heckert is also held in a similar cell block, but the two cannot com mumcate Mrs Irene (Tope Dye) Martin. mother of the accused, and his sister, Mary, went to visit him Sunday in Fort and found that he had been injured His attorney, Richard J Sullivan, visited him Wednesday declined to comment directly on the incident, but said his client had been moved to another cell block while undergoing treatment and medication, and was fine otherwise Tope and Heckert are to appear in Allen Circuit Court Tuesday at which time the judge is expected to appoint Allen County attorneys to help in the presentation of then cases According to the Decatui Daily Democrat, neither murder suspect was at all happy over their transfer to Fort Way ne. although it was necessary when the cases were venued to Allen County While it was ascertained that no other jail personnel were involved in Tope's accident, the possibility remained that some of the other m- (Please turn to Page 8) World War I Vefsf Auxiliary Hosting District Meeting Van Wert County Barracks No. 340, World War I Veterans and Auxiliary will host a meeting of the 2nd District Sunday m the American Legion Post home Registration will begin at 12-noon and the meeting will be at 1 p m A lunch will be served by the auxiliary following the meeting Harold Parks of St Marys, district commander, and Leona Moody of Celma, district auxiharv, president, will be pi esiding at the meeting Several department and national officers are to be present for the event THE TIMES-BULLETIN SPORTS STAFF On a beautiful evening for football, homecoming ceremonies, and all the accoutet merits that go with a hometown victory. Van Wert carried it off 21-17. against the Bulldogs of Defiance Friday evening at Eggerss Stadium Last quarter ictones seem to be sweeter still and for coach Jim Hamman's chaiges, then s came with 0 .'.4 left in the game as fullback John Gamble barreled over from the live KICKED off to the Cougar 11 Ron Gutierrez biought the pigskin back to the 27, but the Cougars Mailed, and punted Defiance took the ball on its 37. lued a brace of passes, and punted to Van Wei t on its 25 From that point, the Cougars took 14 plays to travel the 75 yards as Dave Shi urn carried the burden of the drive Van tried one pass which failed, quarterback Denny Stripe pitched w ith three keepers. Jeff Wilson carried once around left end for 10 yards and a fust down and Gamble finally smacked over the TD from a yard out Todd McFcirland's kick made it 7-0 with 3 13 left in the first canto Defiance came roaring back Tailback Ron Gutman took Shrum s kickofi at his 15 and lugged it back to his own 40 In eight plays coach Bill Hughes' Blue and White were en camped on the Cougar seven, with fullback Jim Morris shooting through steady gains The last play of the first quarter was a pass complete from quarterback Terry Feeney to Dave Bowen SPITE of a four-yard loss to begin the second quai ter and Defiance's only (Please turn to Page 5) ALL HEMMED IN Van Wort's Dave Shrum (23. with ball) finds himself in the middle ot a ciowd in Fndav. night's Van Werl-Dcllancc loot ball game Othei Cougais, fiorn left, in white, aie Mike Hanover Doug Showaltu (M) Denny Stripe (11) and Jeff Wilson (80) I he Cougais pulled the labbit out of the hat in the last 34 seconds ol the game as edued Dcllancc. 21-17, to make Van Wert homecoming festivities jovous (Rusfi-r photo) Cougar-Bulldog Bands Go All Out For Homecoming Shows STATISTICS First downs Hushing yards Passing Total Passes att.-comp Interceptions In Fumbles-lost Punts-av. vds. Penalties-total yds. Score bv quai tors- 7 0 Defiance 20 12-4 I) it 127 -21 151 11-2 2 0 2-2 1-1 -M 4-37 1-5 0 10 Gamble, (I Van Weil one-yd. run (McFarland Hartman. live-yd. run (run Gamble, five-yd run (Gamble itin) Morris, live-vd. i mi (Castillo Castillo, field goal; Crow ell. punt return. The pi egame and half time shows for the Van Wert Homecoming game against Defiance Friday evening featured the Cougar and Defiance Bulldog marching bands Foi the pregame show the Van Wert band entered the field from the north end ol the stadium, formed a giant V and then marched to a block for- mation From there the band played and drilled down field in a huge heart formation to Cougar fight songs The bandsmen kneeled and played ''You are the Sunshine of My Heart" while Homecoming Queen Kim Miller and her court were presented to the audience At the conclusion of the crowning ceremony the VWHS band foimed in the center of the field and was joined by the Defiance band for the flag raising and the playing of the "Stai Spangled Banner" The com- bined bands were conducted by Vince Polce. visiting director, and Larry Schaufelberger sang the national anthem Pt egame activities concluded when I he Van Wert band formed a funnel to usher onto the field the Cougar football team AT HALF TIME the band entered the field to a drum cadence and played a fanfare introducing the band, the corps of majorettes and drum major Kevin Wermer This was followed by a company front step-four drill down field to tne 1950s song "Night Tram The drill was completed by the band moving the 22-man company front to an eight-man block band and per- forming an unusual countermarch drill in front of the stadium Tom Marxen, trumpet section leader, was featured soloist during one point of the drill. THE DEFIANCE BULLDOG Marching Band went through various formations..and their finale was a big semi-circle that encompassed three quarters of the field. Fifteen color girls were lined up behind the semi-circular formation Seven majorettes were featured Cougars, Knights, Panthers Claim Homecoming Victories HAIL TO THE QUEEN Van Wort High School's 197.3 Homecoming Queen, Jennie Bilimek, crowns Kim Miller the 1974 Queen just piiorlo (he Homecoming game Friday evening. Miss Miller was accompanied bv Cougar Quaitcrback Denny Stripe. In the game thai followed the Cougais pulled (he rabbit out of (he hat to win 21-17 over the Defiance Bulldogs with 34 seconds remaining on the clock. Du'i'lon photo) A CROWN FOR THE Everyone smiles as Cu-stvievv's 1974 homecoming queen Natalie Rolstcn is crowned bv lasi vear's queen Beth Sinn at ccicmomcs preceding 1'nday's Cieslview-1 im.i Pern football game. Others in photo arc John Reed (wearing No. flowei boy Donald Schumm and Dave Loftus (partially Cicslview made il a night to icmcmbci as it won its first game ol the season. 14- 12. (Stall photo) SPAPFRI PAULDING ROYALTY Mary Coc was crowned homecoming queen cluiint1 picr.nnc ceicmomcs at Ftiday's football game between the P.iuklin" P.i n l lu is and Wayne 1 lace Raidcis. She is pu mud with Joanna Mooie. sophomore attendant. 'I he Panthers won their homecoming game 26-8 1 he Wayne Trace Raiders with this loss now stand V3 on (he season (Staff photo) 'SPAPERJ   

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