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   Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1977, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                At Quarterbacking NFL Team Patriots Offer Hieber Chance Indiana tvtnlng Monday ftbruary 7 Illllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiii mm By JED WEISBERGEH Gazette Sports Editor Unlike Kunte Kink of Haleys now famous former Indiana University of Pennsylvania AllAmeri ca n quarterback Lynn Hieber doesnt mind being sold into bondage Cast adrift more quickly than a piece of rotted seaweed by the Cincinnati Bengals last summer Hieber can now call the New England Patriots his new master And it all goes well next summer the Allison Park native could make Foxboro his plantation Former Pat quarterback Tom Yew cic now the teams special units coach contacted Hieber and offered him a freeagent contract Rumor had it that the Stcelers were going to give him a look Ive got a better deal than the Ben gals gave Hieber confirmed I was just sitting at home really doing nothing and they the Patriots con tacted As everyone knows New England had its best NFL season ever in 1976 making the playoffs for the first time in a decade narrowly losing out to the Super Bowl champion Oakland Haid ers Under Chuck Fairbanks the New England organization is definitely a group on the rise Ive heard the Patriots have a good Lynn related I guess Ill find Should Hieber stick with the Pats hell join Edinboro State product Jim Romaniszyn on their roster Will the New England outfit be the first to have a pair of Pennsylvania Confer ence grads on its roll Pro football has been a bitter pill in Hicbers diet so far The Bengals who made him a 15th round draft pick last summer seemed to keep him around just for the ride In three weeks of training camp Lynn tossed just one pass During ex hibition games with Detroit and Buf falo he had the best seat in the house They told me they didnt have time to work with said Lynn of his early cut by Cincinnati For those who may have forgotten the 62 195pound graduate of Ham pton High led IUP to an 811 season in 1975 He completed 157 of 3UO pas ses for 2157 yards and 11 touchdowns He was accorded ECAC Player of the Year honors Hut two NAIA AllAmerican picks along with one by the Associated Press didnt gain him any respect Af ter all he played at a college division school and experts sneer at such players Ive got to get myself in laughed Hieber All Ive been doing is jumping Along with IUP gridders Rob Daw son Regc DAngelo and Braves swim ming coach Ralph Johnson Hieber be came a bit of a television celebrity over the weekend Brylcreem commercials dont appear to be in his future but Lynn did speak on Channel 53s Getting It Together Saturday morning Its a show that has a talk explained Lynn Im a Christian and so were the people on with me We ex plained a few One guy who got a lot of looks on the tube during the past NFL season was Steve Grogan a product of Kansas SUite who emerged as a star signalcal ler Also the Pats have quickrelease Tom Owen on the roster He may be the guy Hieber has to beat out in or der to earn a job At least I think Ill get a chance this Lynn figured Really that Cincinnati deal wasnt While he waits to report to the Pa triots Rhode Island training camp in June no steady work really appears on the horizon Its lounge time in Allison Park An engaged man finacee Celeste Fi deli is teaching in Oil Hieber just hopes he can find a position in his chosen profession Ycwcic called me and asked if Id like to he laughed Of course I want to Maybe he can make the Cincinnati Bengals wish theyd let him try TO GET ANOTHER SHOT Lynn Hieber the former Indiana University of Pennsylvania AllAmerocan quarterback signed a freeagent contract with the New England Patriots He hopes that team will give him a better chance to be come a pro than the Cincinnati Bengals did last summer Gazette photo by Peel Stingers Top Comets Carroll Cats Jolt Red Dragons 6260 By GREG BILLIARD Gazette Sports Writer BLAIRSVILLE The Indiana County League got underway Saturday afternoon after a threeweek lay off of regular activity and the outcomes of the two games played proved the same thing as before HomerCenter is sitting pretty The odd thing about that is the Wildcats didnt play But Blairsvilles FJobcats brought off the biggest upset of the year edging Purchase Line 6260 Mar ion Center meanwhile had an easy time disposing of Penns Manor 8670 Terry Carrolls superlative oneman show against the Red Dragons gave Bobcat fans their best game of the year beating preseason favorite Purchase Line at its own game tough inside play Hes capable of playing like said Blairsville coach Fred Yun in a bit of under statement This is his best gime all year He really put things Obviously The 61 190pound center scored a sea son and careerhigh 37 points while garnering 21 of Blairs villes 30 team rebounds To top that he blocked three shots and made seven steals including a crucial theft late in the fourth quarter to seal the outcome And was it the most satis fying win for Yun he said This is definitely the most satisfying win of the year its the best game weve played all Without a doubt it was the best game Terry Carroll has ever played A Larry Csonka lookalike with a chiseled face complete with moustache Car roll leaped over ran past and shot through his opponents some who were taller than he Three times a Red Dragon got in his way as he moved to the basket Three times he knocked them over including i3 Tim Bash no pushover himself Ca roll goesto the boards well especially on Yun earned When we get the ball to Carroll it opens up our guards more The defense has to fall back to cover him Yo remember in the first part i the season we were throw ig the ball away 30 or more imes each game With Carrol inside we have more on offense Weve learned to be more But PLs Jim Klyap didnt see Blairsvilles patient offense as the key Rather it was his Dragonsfailure to get their offense in gear a deliber ate highpercentageshot of fense The first three quarters it looked like we were in another Klyap said It seems we cant get into an offensive pattern We lost all our timing maybe the layoff had some thing to do with The layoff proved to be a boon to the Bobcats who got their first ICL win against three losses The added practice time helrted Yun said The two or three practices we had brought us along gave us en Not taking anything away from Klyap count ered but we didnt play like we can in the first three quar ters We came back in the fourth and got some con sistency You cant play like that for one quarter though Maybe he chuckled Blairsville certainly did From the opening gun the Bobcats were off and running With Carroll clearing the boards the Bobcats stayed even Purchase Line pulled out to a sixpoint edge but Yuns crew ran off the final seven points of the quarter for a one point lead But the Liners found themselves in the fourth quar ter and they began to close the gap finally tieing the game 52all with on the clock The teams traded baskets before Carroll scored four points in 14 seconds laying in a fastbreak bucket after a steal and then tossing in two free throws after another fast break The Dragons had a chance however when Ed Gaydosh drove the lane and scored get ting fouled in the process But Klyaps strategy to bounce the ball off the right side of the rim failed to work as the ball glanced off the glass without touching the rim at all falling into Carrolls grip The miss gave Klyap second thoughts not just about strategy but also about the lack of a call I thought it was a dead he stated It has to hit the rim or its a dead The call was not made and the Bobcats gave up the ball on a missed free throw and Purchase Line failed to get off a shot At Penns Manor the Comets got off a lot of shots but Mar ion Center made a better per centage of theirs to come away with their third ICL win The Stingers made 59 per cent of their shots hitting 37 of 53 the Comets shot 83 times but only 31 found the mark Jim Bothel broke up the mo nopoly Terry Glasser and Doug Reiter had as the MC scoring leaders Bothel scored 17 points while Reiter had 16 and Glasser 14 Glenn Granata was also in double figures as he came off the bench to score 14 Ken Holby continued to be among the areas top shooters and scorers as he canned 24 for gamehigh honors PURCHASE LINE 0 F P 11 I 23 18 0 0 Magos Fyotk Marshall Gaydosh Bath Stewart Mortis Mroskey TOTALS Purchase Line Bloirsville RefereaKeefe Casey JV PL 5249 OT MARION CENTER G F P 0 16 0 14 0 6 2 6 3 17 4 14 2 6 1 7 Carroll Dunlop Bell Santera Pulley Henry Pandullo BLAIRSVILLE G F P 12 13 37 1 I 3 204 0 6 2 12 0 0 0 0 28 4 60 TOTALS 23 It 62 17 II 10 22 tO 18 17 13 14 62 PENNS MANOR G F P Reiter Glasser Clark Houtk Bethel Granata Himes Hill WhiKsel Pelfer TOTALS Marion Center Penns Manor JV MC 4742 8 7 3 2 7 5 1 3 000 000 37 12 86 Thornton Holby Boyer Rumgay Stutzman Palmer Polenik Paulina Ober 0 t 2 24 6 3 IS 0 10 3 S 0 6 0 2 0 2 000 TOTALS 31 8 70 25 21 21 1986 14 It 15 2570 ICL HomerCenter Morion Center Purchase Line Blairsville United Penns Manor W 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 PCT 2 tOO 2 500 3 250 1 000 2 000 Wouldnt Leave For Anything Sherry Bubbles Sweet For Indiana Squaws PITTSBURGH Like the popular dinner drink thats named just like her Kathy Sherry always seems to bubble with a special kind of enthusiasm Playing with Indiana University of Penn sylvanias girls basketball team in a prelimi nary game Saturday the Indiana High grad made the usually yawning onlookers take no tice In leading the Squaws to an easy 7151 win over Duquesnes female court contingent Miss Sherry indeed treated the Civic Arena to some spiffy sights Since taking her basketball wares across town Kathy has developed more quickness an accurate mediumrange bank shot and a dependable hook She Kathy seems to be improving every coach Lois Clark said We can see Assistant Jean Condo supplying a big boost to Indianas program this winter also echoes nothing but good things about Kathys court play More and said Jean Kathys getting into Her personality outgoing as ever has also taken on the tone of confidence This team keeps getting closer and closer Kathy explained I dont know what it is but were really starting to feel for each After a slow first half in which IUP took a narrow 2724 lead into the lockers Kathy got her game in gear She dominated the in side lanes Maybe it was the she told but my head was out of it in the first half I got it together in the second she added with a big smile Last summer Sherry had hopes of playing at Old Dominion But now she wouldnt trade her hometown school for anyplace else Id never want to leave here she Everythings just working out so great The coaches and players are really getting to know each Clarks team isnt rated a championship outfit this year The bunch is young except for Blairsvilles Becky Beard a battlehard ened senior Were not gonna win all these games we know affirmed Kathy Were looking to give a good show I cant wait till we play Slippery Rock I hear they have some good Womens college basketball is coming along in western Pennsylvania Pitt and Edinboro are playing the Immaculatas and Queens Recruiting has reached the com petetive stage And look at the program Kathy Sherry came oul of Indiana Highs gals certainly play an exciting highlyskilled game SPORTS EDITOR By JED WEISBEKGER What the said Kathy snapping her fingers Im just out there It seems shes also impressing JOT SHOTS Carl Davis recruiting ef forts go on as possible IUP cagers keep vis iting the campus Cathy Sullingers girls are getting ready for the District 6 playoffs A few never stopped playing just ask the Memorial Field House regulars Kit tanning featuring the Buggeys will wrestle in Fifth Street Gym Tuesday at 4 Please Call In Evening Please call in all afternoon sports con tests during the regular 911 sports desk hours period A staff member will be here to take your call If you receive no answer it means the lines are busy If thats the case please call back within a few minutes The Gazette Sports Staff wishes to thank area athletic directors for getting us the needed information during this hectic time of rescheduling Sixers Top Lakers Brawl Fires Piston Shot By the Associated Press The Detroit Pistons whove spent most of the season squabbling and scrapping among themselves as the Na tional Basketball Associations answer to baseballs Oakland As turned their attention to the Kansas City Kings in a benchclearing brawl touched off by Detroits usually mild mannered center Bob Lanier I got the rebound after Kings center Jim Eakins had shot and was about to release the Lanier said of the thirdquarter flareup I look ed at Eakins and I saw his fist was balled up I figured a guy can either duck or Lanier swung First a back hand right to the head knocked Eakins off balance That was followed by a looping left that sent the Kings center to the hardwood As Eakins tried to fight his way off the floor Kansas City forward Bill Robinzine entered the melee and he and Lanier wrestled their way into the stands Both benches emptied seven Pistons and six Kings ex posing themselves to if 150 fines in order to join the action Alter peace was restored La nier was ejected by the offi cials But it didnt matter as Detroit went on to outscore the Kings 4030 in the third quarter en route to a 130111 victory 1 was just trying to protect insisted the 6footll 260pound Lanier who out weighs Eakins by some 30 pounds I dont like to fight and this is the first one Ive had in a long time In fact I think this is the first time I was thrown out of a Kakins who suffered a slight cut under his left eye had no comment about the fight Elsewhere in the NBA Sun day Philadelphia beat Los An geles 10297 New Orleans de feated Houston 9990 Phoenix downed Denver 115104 the New York Nets trimmed Cleve land 94JO Boston handled Buf falo 11397 Indiana outscored Chicago 11199 and Seattle topped Milwaukee 10799 Lanier scored 20 points be fore he was ejected with De troit ahead 7862 Howard Por ter added 18 and Ralph Simp son and Cait 17 each 76ers 102 Lakers 97 Reserve forward Steve Mix who has spent the season in the shadows of allstars Julius Er ving and George McGinnis had 37 points as the 76ers knocked the Lakers out of first place in the Pacific Division AbdulJabbar scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds but no other Laker could score more than 15 points Jazz 99 Rockets 90 Pete Maravich scored 23 points in the first period 35 in the first half and 43 for the game to help New Orleans to its sixth straight home victory Meanwhile Jazz forward Coleman prevented the Rock ets leading scorer Rudy Tom janovich from scoring a single basket and held him to just one point Suns 115 Nuggets 104 The guards did the damage for Phoenix Paul Westphal scoring a seasonhigh 32 points and rookie Ron Lee adding a careerhigh 30 in the nationally televised game The Nuggets went ahead 5362 with to go in the third quarter but Westphals 13 points helped the Suns edge ahead 8782 at the end of he third quarter Nets 94 Cavs 90 The Nets posted their third straight victory behind a ca reerhigh 37 points by Bubbles Hawkins a secondyear guard who was picked up as a free agent earlier this season Spurs 119 Knicks 96 San Antonio led 5745 at the half built the lead to 20 in the third period and stayed com fortably in front behind Louie Dampiers 11 fourthquarter points Larry Kenon led San Antonio with 24 points and George Gervin had 23 Celtics 113 Braves 97 Boston snapped an 8686 with a 142 burst midway through Hie final period John Havlicek and Jo Jo White scoring three baskets each and Dave Cowens one in the spurt Cowens led Boston with 28 points Pacers 111 Bulls 99 Indiana led 2620 after one period and stayed in front as Billy Knight scored 23 points and Wil Jones added 20 SuperSonics 107 Bucks 99 Guard Kred Brown came off the bench to score 22 points in cluding eight in the last period to share scoring honors with Bruce Seals as Seattle handed Milwaukee its fourth con secutive loss its 12th in 14 games Sports Desk Hours 911PM AIA Outlasts Inspired Braves By FRITZ REZNOR Gazette Sports Writer Saturday night the IUP Big Indians showed something old and something new but came up with the same old results a loss this time to the Athletes in Action Challengers 8877 For the Indians the loss does not affect their record which remains at 413 The Challengers however add another notch to their win column and are now 205 Despite the 11point defeat IUP coach Carl Davis had to be pleased with the overall play of the team Bill Cashaw who led the Big Indian scor ing with 21 points also returned to his old redounding form The 63 soph omore collared 13 bounds the third straight game he has hit double fig ures The figure is even more impres sive considering he battled opponents measuring 69 68 and 66 Something new inserted into the Big Indian offense was Tim Skelley Also a 63 sophomore Skelley came off the bench to score 16 points and grab 9 rebounds both career highs for him at the college level But IUP just ran up against too much talent to pull out a win AIA a group of former college players made 58 per cent of its shots from the field and 73 per cent from the free throw line to overpower the Big Indians Leading the way for the Challengers were 66 forward Charlie Funk and 64 guard Harry Sheehy The duo com bined for 54 points including 16 of 19 from the foul line between them AIAs 69 center Bob Hornstein added 10 points with a perfect five for five from the field including a slam dunk following a nice feed from Challenger playmaker 58 Glen Salo But the Indians were in the game most of the way and trailed by only one point with about 15 minutes re maining But Funk who scored 18 in the first seven minutes of the second half began popping from 25 feet and soon the Challengers had a 6252 lead With five minutes left Cashaw scored on a tipin and the Indians cut the lead to seven But the Challengers held the ball for the final minutes permitting IUP just three more field goals while putting in nine free throws and a layup for the 11 point fi nal margin Despite the fact that IUP out rebounded its opponents Davis ex plained the defeat in that there was no say we could compete with them on the boards We still have to get better Assistant Coach Tom Beck called the game the best 40minute game we played all year We outrebounded them but it was all good hard work and hustle Tim Skelley put in a good nights Skelley who came off the bench to hit three late field goals against Slip pery Rock last week has improved greatly this season He is playing better in games than in said Davis but the coach declined to say if Skelley would move into the starting lineup Lets just say hell be seeing more If that is so then for the Big In dians sake Skelley better keep his hand hot Starting Wednesday IUP must play California and Edinboro twice within seven days The game with the Scots which was postponed from last Saturday has been resche duled for Sunday Feb 13 at in Memorial Field House ATHLETICS IN ACTION C F P 2 2 8 24 t 30 4 12 0 10 IUP Solo Sheehy Funk Towns Hornstiin Andulrm Lottin TOTALS 33 22 M AIA IUP Rdtrie Adams I King F P 0 20 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 77 5081 4177 GAINING INSIDE POSITION Athletes In Action forward Don Lattin who played his college ball at NevadaReno pulls in a rebound against lUPs Jack Sharp Indiana put up a valiant effort against the talented Challengers falling by an 8877 score to a team that has sunk Pitt Gazette photo by Wakefield   

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