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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - August 4, 1978, Galveston, Texas                                Section B (Sahiestott Page 1 23 IER MONO AT nwu mo AT Local, State, World Sports Friday Morning, August Sports Phone 744-3611 Watson Sloshes To Lead In PGA With 1st Round 67 THE GALVESTON Islandettes go to Austin today to compete in the regional women's faslpitch softball playoffs in hopes of winning a berth in the national tournament to be held later this month in New York. The Islandettes won the Texas title last weekend in Freeport. Team members (left to right) in the front row are Theresa Seigle, Twiggy Broz, Gail Carter and Rene Osborn. In the second row are Carol Culligan, Peggy Haardt, Sam Mc- Cormick, Annette Sanchez and Brenda August. The back row includes trainer Cosmo Mazzantini, manager Trudy Jordan, Aletha Heckendorn, Tina Sims, Sharon Labardini, Gail Holzer and Martha Mazzantini. Another team member, Marilyn Green, not present for the picture. (Photo by An- thony Godinicli) Things Look About The Same In '78 At The Dallas Cowboy Homestead DALLAS (DPI) Anything less than another Dallas victory in the Super Bowl will be looked upon Cowboys fans as in- tolerable. The local fandom is already spoiled by success, but the no-hum march through Chicago, Min- nesota and Denver to the NFL title last season left the Dallas population with even more of a blood lust than usual. There is not much reason to blame them, of course. The Cowboys return to the activities this season with only one new face from the 22 men who started against the Broncos in the Superdome last January. Ralph Neely has retired from his offensive tackle spot, a position that will be filled by old-pro Rayfield Wrght, who sat out last year with a knee injury. Other than that things should look about the same in Texas Stadium this year. There is a problem of a holdout place kicker, but has been the case in the past the Cowboys management has taken the altitude that if Efren Herrera does not want to play they will just go off and find somebody that does. The potential danger, naturally, is that familiar one of complacency. That didn't seem to bother Miami or Pittsburgh the years following their first Super Bowl win because they went out and won it again. "In returning to a level thai won it for us last year, stress will cme from the problem of said Cowboys coach Tom Landry. "It can occur as an unconscious, relaxation type tying which seems to take place on a team after you win. "This is what we'll have to fighl lo return to the Super Bowl. Our initial thrust will be to work as hard as we did last year in training camp, knowing thai our off-season con- dilioning can have us ready lo pick up where we let I off. "Coming off our Super Bowl win, another major goal for the Cowboys in '78 must be in relationship to the number of times we've been to the Super Bowl and to the number of times we've won. Being the first team to win three Super Bowls becomes a No. 1 challenge. "We're corning off a year thai was super for us. Going into 1977 we didn't really feel we were going to be as strong as we showed in the playoffs or in the Super Bowl, mainly because of the number of key changes that had to be made prior to the start of the year. "The young players who stepped into the defense were especially important Upper Coast Fishing Survey to our success. They have the ability to get better and they must continue to do so if we're to stay strong and in contention. "The things we achieved most were on defense a year ago with the addition of Thomas Henderson and Bob Breunig, and the change of Randy White into the line, and with Aaron Kyle coming along. These four players all were plusses and they may be plusses for a number of years if they continue to improve. "I felt our defensive team reached its poteniia, at just the right time. And I think that's what carried us through the Super Bowl." The Cowboys defense has a chance tg be an ominous force around the league for quite a while and it was symbolized by Harvey Martin and White sharing most vaulable player honors in the Super Bowl victory. "White compliments Harvey very said Landry. "Teams ban't double Harvey with Randy beside him. If they do, Randy's going to be in on the passer, that twosome on our right side really im- proved the line last year." This year the Cowboys coaching staff would like to see the same type of im- provement in the offense which has plenty of weapons but which sput- tered occasionaly last year. The obvious catalyst in the offense is Tony Dorsett, who gained yards last year while starting only half the regular season games. "Tony's performance last year was just average, for him." said Landry. "He played much on instinct.He was trying to learn our system and was hurl quite a bit. The latter is a critical point for Tony. "If he's willing to work hard enough all year, prepare himself physically for the season that's coming, then it's unlimited what he might do. He's very much capable of gaining a lot more than the yards he had in 1977 and with the IG-gamc schedule this year and an injury-free year, he should be in the area." The receiving corps made strides last year with Golden Richards and Butch Johnson settling in as Landry's play messangers and both making key catches in the Super Bowl. But the man who starts it all is quarterback Roger Staubach, and for those who are counting, Staubach is 30 years old. "After you pass the 35- year-old mark, you can start to level out pretty Landry said. "I'm optimistic he can maintain a high level of efficiencey, however. He's a good athlete to trains well, so 1 feel he'll be ready to play well again in 1978." Lar.dry, of course, ex- pects all of his players to play well in 1978, and if they do, a third Super Bowl title might well be (heir's. OAKMONT, Sloshing away with a string of birdies between violent rainstorms, Tom Watson upheld the dignity of the so- called superstars od golf by firing a 4-under-par 67 Thursday to take the first round lead in the PGA Championship. On a day when people such as Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player flogged around like overage duf- fers, Watson put together six birdies, including putts of 30 and 35 deet, to forae a one-strike lead over two- time PGA champion Dave Stockton. Lee Trevino, with four birdies on the final seven holes, moved into a third place tie at 69 with an unhappy Ben Crenshaw, an ecstatic Dave Hill and the always unpredictable Johnny Miller. Miller ruined what could have been super rounds by bogeying 16 and 18. Still, it was a fitting return for Miller, the man who caused local officials to give the Oakmont Country Club a facelift for this championship. Five years ago Miller destroyed the course with a record 63 during the final round of the U.S. Opeti, and Oakmont was toughened under the guidance of Arnold Palmer so such a score couldn't be repeated. "I wasn't thinking 63 Miller said. "The FRIDAY'S Ol'TI.OOK-Continiied improvement. WATER CONDITIONS-lmprovinK. FRIDAY TIDES-High at am (1.1 It i and pm (1.1 It.i. low at (O'Jtl FRIDAY SUN Rise at am, set al Mpm FRIDAY MOON Rise al am. scl at pm. SATURDAY TIDES-High al am (1411.. at SATURDAY SUN --Rise at am, set at It 08pm. SATURDAY MOON-Rise at am, set 81907 pm Area fishing showed signs of picking up Thur- sday. Scattered catches of speckled trout were made at the north jetty, around the gas wells, Seawolf Park and in West Bay. Ray Cruse caught 14 speckled trout to four pounds in the Hitchcock Diversionary Canal, ac- cording to Chris Delcsandri at Pete's Fishing Camp, lie also reported scattered flounder catches were made around the mouth of Highland Rayou. A.M. Lange fishing out of the Fishing Camp caught six specks near South Deer Island in West Bay. Cindy Wheeler, Margaret Zasserpo and Lorraine Pleniezsch caught nine drum from the Gulf Coast Pier. Lloyd and Francis Jones caught seven drum plus some gafftops and whiting from the same pier. The Al Smith party fishing out of the Galveston Yacht Basin Bait Camp caught 70 sand trout from various spots in the ship channel. Notable catches made by folk fishing out of Waddell's Bait Camp at the south jetty included: specks by Hobby Rammer at the gas wells; 15 specks by Ray Dikman and Steve Taivkursley on the gulf side of the north jetty, and four specks by Richard Hallcr and W Moore on the south jetty flats. Young Named As New AD At OSU STILLWATER, Okla. (UPI) Dr. Richard Young, athletic director at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Thur- sday was named Oklahoma Stale University athletic director. He will succeed Floyd Gass, who announced his resignation June IS, saying "outside pressure" was part of the reason for his action. The State Regents for A M Colleges, meeting on the OSU campus, went into executive session for about an hour and then opened the meeting. OSU President Dr. Lawrence Roger recommended Young, and the regents unanimously approved the appointment. Young takes over a football program that was placed on a two year NCAA probation Jan. Ill for violations that involved offering football recruits money or favors to sign letters of intent. Since then, allegations have surfaced thai an organizalion violaled foolball recruiting rules by providing a slush fund for distribution to OSU players. The NCAA is investigating the matter. Young's appointment becomes effective Aug. 21 and he will be paid a month, Roger said. Roger said Young had shown "great managerial skills" al Bowling Green, where he supervised the combining of Ihe men's and women's athletic programs. Young said he would stress "dedication, organization and effort" in his new job I le scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Friday. way I've been playing I was thinking 73." Sudden storms twice held up play, once for almost 90 minutes and the second time for 25, and the late starters gained a tremendous advantage when the rain softened the super slick greens. "If somebody from our part of the field doesn't win this tournament, it's a commented Trevino, who played in a trio with Watson and Stockton. Watson, whose round was interrupted on both the second and 16th holes, agreed with Ihis estimate, saying, "Obviously the rain affected the golf course to our advantage. We could throw the ball right at the green." Walson, never a winner of the PGA, made an in- credible putt of 35 feet on the 10th hole. "I was just trying to get he said. "You can sland up there too times and not make it." Stockton, who had three birdies without a bogey, said, "We got a tremendous break in the weather. We didn't fall off any of them (the Nicklaus, winner of his lasl Iwo tournaments and favored to tie Walter Hagen's long-standing record of five PGA championships, opened with a bogey and double bogey, got himself caught in the first of the two storms that halted play, and finally found his way home with an 8-over-par79. "It wasn't my said Nicklaus, who was reduced on the second hole to hitting a 9-iron left-handed after his drive cut into the spruces on the left. "But a 79 is better than 80, and I've been in Ihe 80's in other majors." Nicklaus was on the 16th green when the first storm hit, a situation that suited him fine. "1 was delighted lo go to the he said. "I couldn'l figure out any other place I'd rather be. I didn't want to play golf." Player, a two-time PGA champion and winner of the Masters earlier this year, also suffered an ignominious slarl with double bogeys on the first, where he four-pulled, and the third, where he drove out of bounds. He recovered somewhat but could do no better than a 76. While the glamor set was suffering the miseries, some lesser lights took advantage of a brief chance at notoriety. Alexander Upsets Gottfried In Volvo Net Play Little Takes Lead In European LPGA SUNNINGDALE, Eng, (UPI) South African Sally Little posted a five- under-par G9 to take the first round lead in the European LPGA championship Thursday, one stroke ahead of Laura Baugh, who racked up five birdies in a row in a blistering back nine charge over the Sunningdale Old Course. Vivian Brownlee carded an eagle 3 at the 420-yard 12th on the way to her thrce- while Betsy King, Jerilyn Britz, Peggy Conley, Shirley Englehorn and Nayoko Yoshikawa were all bracketed at 72, two-under. Nancy Lopez, 4-1 favorite for the first prize, Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Murle Breer, Donna Young and Debbie Austin were grouped at 73, four shots behind the leader. Little, 36-hole leader last year before finishing third to champion Judy Rankin, carded six birdies over the tree-lined course and has no worries about heading the 80-strong field. "I'd like to be leading by 10 joked the slirn South Africa, winner of the Kathy Crosby tournament this year and eighth in the money list with "I feel more at ease than I have done in the past being in this position. The more you are in there, the bcller chance you have to 4 Island Teams In State Meets Four Galveston men's softball teams will compete in state tournaments in the next several weeks. Schlitz, Galveston Yacht Service, Ernie's Pub and Houston Lighting and Power placed 1-2-3-1 in the district playoffs held here last weekend to earn berths in various state meets. Schlitz, Galveston Yacht Service and Ernie's Pub will go to Victoria Aug. 11- 1.1 lo compete in the Class A state softball tournament. The II1AP team will play in the Waco in the open class state meet at a date to he announced. win, the more you feel al ease with yourself. The course is playing very long, but it is a good test of golf." Baugh, heading the powerful U.S. challenge, went to the turf in level par 36 before dropping a shot at the 295-yard par-4 llth when she hit a bunker off the lee. But Baugh bounced back brilliantly and needed only single putts on the next five greens to reel off five birdies, a feat she has never achieved before. NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (UPI) Defending champion John Alexander Thursday upsel second- seeded Brian Gottfried 6-2, 3-6, 7-G at the Volvo International Tennis championships. Joining the ninlh-seeded Australian in Ihe quar- lerfinals were top-seeded Eddie Dibbs; third seeded Manuel Orantes; fourth- seeded Corrado Barazuzzutli and fifth- seeded Harold Solomon. The Alexander match was delayed about 10 minutes by a dispute over an official's call. Alexander thoughl Gottfried's opening serve nicked the tape despite a lineman's in- sistence il was a fault. But when umpire Joan Bird awarded the point to Gottfried, Alexander argued and stalled until tournament referee Sean Sloane was summoned. He determined the point should be replayed. "I stopped playing when the original call was made so he shouldn't get Ihe Alexander said after the 2 hour match. He meets Heinz Gunthardt of Switzerland in the quarterfinals. "I thought the fairest decision would be to play the point over." Allhough Gottfried went on to win the first point anyway, Alexander broke his serve by winning the next four points and roared on to take the sel easily. Alexander won the match in the final set by taking advantage of a couple of Gotlfried's vollying errors and a service winner. Dibbs, who has losl just 12 games in three matches, won a 6-4, 6-1 victory over llth seeded Jaime Fillol. Orantes, a smooth-hilling Spainard who will face Poland's Wojtek Fibak in the quarterfinals, dropped the firsl set, but roared back to oust Chilian Hans Barazzuttl also needed three sets before eliminating Hank Pfister of Bakersfield, Calif. 6-2, 6-4. Facing the Italian will be Gene Mayer, of Men- dham, N.J., who defeated Brice Manson of Los Angeles Solomon had little trouble downing Tom Gullikson 6-4, 6-4, while Gunthardt eliminated Tom's brother Tim, also 6-4, 6-4. The Gulliksons are from Onalaska, Wis. Oilers, Broncos To Give Backup QBs Playing Time HOUSTON (UPI) Craig Morton and Dan Pastorini will make ap- pearances, but it will be the play of the lesser known quarterbacks who deter- mine the outconie of Saturday's exhibition opener for the Denver Broncos and Houston Oilers. The game-time ap- pearances of Denver's Craig Penrose, Norris Weese and Fred Mor- tenson, and for Houston Tommy Duniven, Gifford Nielsen and Jeb Blount, are crucial to those athleles. They have only two of the four exhibition games to prove themselves. Neither Denver coach Red Miller nor Houston coach Bum Phillips has indicated in what order the backup quarterbacks will play Miller said that he will allow them to run the entire offensive series. Phillips is concerned about the competition for his No. 2 quarterback spot. "We have to have one of them ready to step in if something happens to Dan early in the season. That's a tough he said. "Preparing a young quarterback could be the most important thing we do." Duniven, in his second year out of Texas Tech, and rookie Nielsen of Brigham Young are going head-to head for the backup job in Ihe Oilers camp. But one week ago Blount was brought into the com petition. Phillips would not say whether Duniven or Nielsen is ahead. In Denver's camp, Penrose and Weese are the primary competitors for No. 2. But Mortenson has looked good enough in training camp to merit some playing time in the exhibitions. As usual, large numbers of athletes will play in the game. Bui al least in this exhibition game there will be one well-known player on whom the fans can focus. Houston's rookie running back Earl Campbell, the Heisman Trophy winner, will start and see con- siderable action. According to Miller, it is important to win exhibitions. The Broncos, champs of the AFC, will use the game time to look for quality backup personnel. "Our mosl interesting battle is up front in the offensive line with veteran Andy Maurer versus Bill Bain at left Miller said. "Also, at backup tight end the starter is Riley Odoms but No. 2 draft choice Bill Gay looks good." Kirwin Reunion Deadline Aug. 7 Monday, Aug. 7. will be the final day for ticket reservations for the Kirwin Football Reunion that will held Aug. 12 at Bamboo West, according to Bernard Ott, reunion committee spokesman. Ott said no tickets will be sold at the door. All persons planning to attend must send their ticket requests with checks to: Kirwin Foolhall Exes Fund. P.O Box :WKl. Galveston. Tex. 77550. Tickets are priced al S34 per couple or per in- dividual. Among the former Kir- win coaches expected to attend will lie Dave Figari. Woody Roy. Joe Fertitla. Don Smilh. Joe Raitano and Aubry Baker. Ott said the reunion is for all Kirwin ex-football players and coaches. Footballers who started playing at Kirwin bul Unfinished at O'Connell when the school's named was changed are con- sidered as Kirwin ex- footballers and are eligible to attend the reunion. Oil said the reunion will include a dinner from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 12 and two cocktail periods. 7 to p.m and 10 to midnight, on Ihe same date. Oil said dress will be informal. Donald Farmer will be master of ceremonies.   

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