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Daily Tipton Tribune (Newspaper) - June 17, 1975, Tipton, Indiana TIpU» Tiibwie Tuesday, June 17,1§75 PAGK S Sideline Chatter By Clarence Young Soorts Edito GARY PLAYER’S GOLF CLASS: TTie softball challenge has been made and the game between our city firemen and policemen against the Tipton- El wood newspaperm«i will take place on July 13th is arrangements can be made for this date. It should be plenty of fun for the local fire and policem«i are real fine men who really want to have some fun for the benefit of a needy cause. The news media have approximately 14 or 15 persons already signed up and I might add everyone is a bonafide member of the press at the two press locations. C^. Jim Beeson and Hershall Grinstead (you are being engaged for this one Hershall) only cover the sports «1 a^football and basketball scene but they are members. This reporter will not be playing but managing the news stars. Oh, I may bat once to see what the fire and police have in store for me. After what happened Friday morning — anything is possible these days. It was good lime shaving cream and I don’t know who got the biggest kick out of the feat — me or the two firemen — Jack Boes Jr. or Alan Jones. Jwies had better be on the watch dog act >%4ien our two clubs meet next Meet the All-Stars: Pearson It’s been a big year for Marion’s dynamite swing- man, Kevin Pearson. Winning the state championship is something high school players’ dreams are made of, but being selected for the Indiana All-Star team puts the icing on the cake. > Kevin was instrumental in Marion’s 58-46 championship victory over Loogootee, earning top scoring honrs with his 18 point axitributiwi. Pearson scored 14.5 points and averaged 11.7 rebounds per contest during his senior year. He doused as quarterback for the Giants football squad and holds the record for kicking the longest fieldgoal (42 yards) in the school’s history. Ife also was a high jumper and mile relay-runner on the track team and earned a total of seven letters for sporti^in the past four years. Giants coach Bill Green, who will assist All- Star coach Bob Dille in the blind fund series, held no stops on his praise for Pearson. “Kevin is an outstanding achiever in every area. He was an inspiration to his teammates,” Green said. “I feel he was very deserving «(this honor and think he will be ai big asset to the All-Star team.” Kevin will attend Indiana Central College next fall. “I chose a smaller school because I wanted to play both basketball and football right away. I would like to have the chance to play pro football when I graduate— probably as a place kicker.” he related. Talented Kevin maintained an A average while participating in student government, concert choir, and various plays in high school. He was also vice president of his United Methodist Youth Fellowship group. The only boy among four childreD. Kevin works in his father’s printing shop during the summer and keeps in shape by swimming and water skiing. month. Man, I remember. Just joking Alan. Anyway, all of the fun will find the Tipton (Ibunty Association of Retarded Citizens for sheltered workshop receiving the benefits. This is the big thing to both the city police- firemen and the news media. So, men tune up the water hoses and the sirens — we are getting the old ink ready for the‘ big showdown. Madison County ran its mark to 2-0 in the second annual Madison Co- Hamilton Co. basketball battle at Noblesville Saturday night. Approximately 1.900 fans saw the Madison stars score a big 101-98 come- from- behind win over the stars ’Irom the west in the final period. The Madison club had an 11 point lead with seven plus minutes left but fell behind by a 92- 91 count with a little over two minutes remaining in the game. However, this was the only second half lead for Hamilton. The Madison stars scored again on two foul shots by Tom Diggs of Anderson high school and were home to stay. Steve Carter of Noblesville paced the losers with 20 points but Hamiltoñ Heights’ Doug Mitchell proved to be the big star in the comeback. Mitch scored 13 of his 19 points in the final stanza to really spark the attack. Dave Fleming of Noblesville had 17. Diggs’ 21 points paced both clubs with Kimp^ Sanders of Highland adding 15 while Marshall Richardson of Anderson had 17 and Brian Harmsen of Anderson added 11 points. Mike Miller of Hamilton Heights added 14 in a fine role for the losers. the stage is set for the third annual shootout next year by both units. The 1974 battle, went to Madison Co. by a 107- 81 margin. Plenty of good seats remain for the Indiana- Kentucky all-star basketball game which is scheduled for this coming Saturday in Market Square Arena. E)on’t forget it’ll be cool in the air- conditioned arena. ' Anyway, the high priced seats around Üie floor are gone but plenty of $4 and $3 seats are still available. So- make your plans to attend the big shoot out. I’ll be down to the big banquet on Friday night at the Airport Hilton Motel. Tickets priced at $8 are available for this banquet which will have Oscar “What’s his name” as the featured speaker. Several men v4io made the Indiana All- Stars as Mr. Basketball will be on hand as well as the men went wi to play, professional round ball. Another banquet is set for Saturday afternoon at the Arena Club by the members of the State Sportswriters Association prior to the Kentucky- Indiana game. This reporter has about eaten himself out of his clothes the past few months. We had two banquets last week, one last night (Monday) and have one tonight. Tipton Softball League Keith Martin gained his third pitching win in four starts Monday by pitching Tipton Building and Loan to an 8-5 decision over Joines Cigar Store in Tipton Softball League play. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION- STANDINGS Eastw. 1. pet. g.b.Indianapolis 32 24 .571 —Evansville 25 29 .463 6Omaha 24 30 .444 7Iowa 21 35 .375 11 Westw. 1. pet. g.b.Denver 35 20 .636 —Tulsa 33 24 .564 3Wichita 31 23 .596 3*/iOklahoma Qty 18 34 .346 15VáMooctey Hesulti Omaha 12 Iowa 3 Denver 7 Oklahoma Qty 3 Indianapolis ’4 Evansville 1 Tulsa at Wichita, ppd., rain WHV PO I suce TMe BALL,(3APy? aec:;AU^,AUTMC7U6H yipUf? c::tw0HeAP you ALL.PWIT AT \hMPA<Zr -UP CSAfsi <30UNJT«RA<^r    BV w    TME    CLUB A LITTLE BlTMCRE RRMLV IVITM TME^i<V*r THRmm    of tms left WANJC?. TMl« WILL COWARE UP JME CLUBWEAO AT IMPACT Squeeze the club Gullett injured in Reds’ win Monday Living football legend likes the quiet life Six Hoosiers picked INDIAN .LAKE ESTATES, Fla. (UPI) — At night “The Galloping Ghost” can hear the roar of bull ‘gators out cm Lake Weohwahapka behind his house and sometimes he feeds their babies a can of dog fcxxi. The lake and the golf cxmrse at this isolated retirement community between Lake Wales and Yeehaw Junction are the primary playgrounds these days for Harold “Red” Grange, a man who became a football legend. “Mostly I do nothing,” said Grange, a charter member of the National Football League’s Hall of Fame, who celebrated his 72nd birthday June 13. “All I need is a chair and a paper.” Meet the All-Stars: Butcher “No matter what Kentucky has to offer, we’re going to be coming at them from all sides,” said Loogootee’s record breaking 6’2” floor general Bill Butcher in regard to the June 21 Indianar Kentucky High School All- Star clash. Butcher was the main man on an enviable 26-2 Loogootee ball club who led the charge against Columbus North (50-27) before suffering a disappointing loss to Marion’s North Central Conference Champs in the final game for the state title. During his four- ^year stint under father- coach Jack Butcher, Bill averaged 18.5 points per contest with a single game high of 36 against Springs Valley his junior year. He led his team in scoring and assists his sophomore, junior and senior years. Butcher has cut down ten tourney nets in his prep career and played in two baseball semistate tournaments. He was also a member of the Lion’s track team. “I can’t remember ever being without a basketball when I was young,” Bill commented. “My father put up a little hoop in the hallway when I was just a toddler.” Jack Butcher revealed that coaching a son, especially in the state of Indiana can sometimes be a trying experience,-but added that the community handled the situation well. “Despite the fact we live together, we’ve tried to keep the basketball world divorced from our home life,” he explained.    , In regard to his talented son’s selection to the team. Butcher said, “I think every parent looks upon his child as an extension of himself. 'Hierefore, in a very realistic sense, I feel that I too am a part of the Indiana All- Star team.” One of seven children. Butcher will attend Memphis State University next year. Butcher, who describes himself as a country boy who likes to hunt and fish, serWd as freshman class president, was active in student council and was chosen to represent his school at Hoosier Boys State last year. What will he do this summer between All- Star games? “I plan to go across the street alot— that’s where my girlfriend lives. ” i The wearer of the famous number 77 at the University of Illinois during the mid-Twep-ties. Grange quit a sportscast-ing career in 1963 and retired with his wife, Margaret, to a modest house with a small screened pool in this community of about 350 widely scattered houses.. Except for a half-dozen trips each fall to watch the Chicago Bears —a team he played with and helped coach —Grange’s main contact with the sports world these days is through television and the sports pages. And he sees some interesting contrasts since 1925 when he joined the Bears on TTianksgiv-ing Day. “They allowed us just 22 players then —two for each position.” he said. “By the third or fourth day everybody was banged up. Once we had to put in our trainer. Andy Loteka, at tackle. He had never played football in his life.” And while today such players as New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath are (rffered million dollar deals. Grange says, “In my day you could get the best college lineman and if he was making $100 a day he was lucky. Most of them had other jobs.” Grange Hkes Namath and thinks publicity about the quarterback’s free-wheeling lifestyle is blown out of proportion. VX.thinK Joe is a good kid.” said drange. who was an announcer at 312 televised college and pro football games, including 32 bowls. “He’s a high class guy and he’s done a lot for the game.” With his red hair nx)stly white now and his stomach somewhat paunchy. Grange is bitter that the pnrfessicHial players association didn’t provide for players who retired before 1958 in its paisiwi plan. “The kids today just didn’t step into this league,” he said. “It was the old guys who played for next to nothing who kept the league intact. I feel very bitter about it.” Bom in Forksville, Pa., Grange moved to Wheaton, 111., as a boy and entered the University of Illinois in 1923. During the next three years he made every all-America team, set numerous records and won his nickname “TTie Galloping Ghost.” At the Illinois homecoming in 1924, Grange said, “I probably played my best game.” football with the old New York Yankees and the Bears before retiring in 1935 to beconie an assistant coach and a broadcaster. He was in two movies — ’’One Minute to Play” and “The Galloping Ghost.” Before his playing days came to an,end, he played in 237 games, gained 32.828 yards, carried the ball 4,013 times and scored 531 touchdowns. Grange invited a few friends over on his birthday, “but nothing big.” Mostly Grange just loafs, fishes and plays with his two dachshunds he calls oily “the red one” and “the white one.” He plays golf occasionally, but isn’t as fond of the sport as his wife, who is the reigning ladies champ at Indian Lakes. NEW YCHIK (UPI) - Indiana University’s Steve Green and “super sub” John La^ow-ski were among six Hoosier basketball players picked Monday in the American Basketball Association 1975 college draft. Two of the Hoosiers were picked by the Indiana Pacers. Green was a first round pick of Utah. Laskowski was grabbed by the ABA champion Kentucky (Colonels. The Tracers drafted former Indianapolis Shortridge star Charles Jordan and Indiana’s 1971 “Mr. High School Basketball” Mike Flynn of Jeffersonville. Jordan is a 6-foot-8 star at Canisius and Flynn a 6-3 standout at Kentucky. In addition, Pete Trgovich of East Chicago and U(XA was picked by San Diego, and Monte Towe of Converse, who went to North (Carolina state, was tapped by Denver. aNCINNATI (UPI) — Given his choice. Sparky Anderson would rather have a sound Don Gullett than the 9-2 victory the Cincinnati Reds registered against the* Atlanta Braves Nfonday night. But since Anderson doesn’t have a choice, he’s hoping tha the fractured bone Gullett sustained at the base of his left thumb will need only a splint, not a cast to mend.* “If it needs just a splint,” said Anderson, “it should heal in half the time.” And if it needs a cast? “I’d say it’d be in a cast for six weeks and if that happens.” said Anderson, shuddering at the thought, “you can just about file (Jullett for the remainder of the season.” Dr. ^George Ballou, the Reds’ team physician, was to decide sometime today whether the 24-year-dd lefty’s injured thumb will be placed in a cast. One was out and singles by E^arl Williams Marty Perez and Vic Correll had loaded the bases in the eighth when Larvell Blanks shot a liner back to the mound. “I reached down and tried to field it with both hands around Meet the All-Stars: Drummer Abdul-Jabbar a Laker Smith, a disappointment in his two years at Los Angeles, and guard-forward Brian Wuiters, a member of the NBA ali-rookie desire to get out of Nfilwaukee,. team last season, along with INGLEWOOD.Calif. (UPf) -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has gotten his wish. Taking advantage of Jabbar’s When Sammy Drummer steps, on the court he means business^ Muncie North’s 6’5”, 206 lb. hardwood hero should provide a lot of power underneath for Bob Dille’s classy Hoosier outfit in the two- gante AH- Star series against Kentucky. ' the Los Angeles Lakers acquired the disgruntled 7-2 superstar Monday in a blockbuster six-player deal with the Bucks. “I hope I can live up to the buildup,” Jabbar told a packed news conference. ’ “This is the impossible cbream,” said Jack,Kent Cooke, 4h& fianibc^iané- &áiters^ owner whose club finished last in the NBA’s Pacific Division last season. “I feel almost any team with a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on it will be a winning team and a contender,” Los Angeles coach Bill Sharman added. “And, certainly, we hope a championship team.” In addition to Jabbar. the Lakers obtained a backup center, 6-11 Walt Wesley, an eight-year veteran, from Milwaukee. They shipped 7-1 Elmore Friday night Tipton little league play found Local 3875 scoring an 8-7 win over Pioneer Seed as Mark Shirley hit his first That’s a remarkable under>^ round- tripper of the season for statement. In six carries during the winners. the first 12 minutes' against Michigan, TTie (Jhost ripped off touchdown runs of 92, 70, 57 and 43 yards. Late he added a fifth touchdown on a 15-yard run and threw a pass for still another score as ^fichigan fell 39-14. Grange played professional Local 3875 fell the next morning in little league play by a 3-2 count to Local 2754 before Qint’s Marathon scored a 54 win over Cottingham Motors in the afternoon. Walker hit his sixth home run of the season while Ryan hit number one for Qint’s. FROM ROD LAVER ILLUSTRATED BY ilM /OMSON-n t finwumeo/sTT PA4)mes isre ftrrpfosT of rrffftt oeooiH> smoKFS O0U0T tF 100 nw S/0FM1S TV me 4^ FASTTP AéOO pmcrrce Ftrrwe oor rmedvee Tite ñHL/noee, YOosO/uAor mwefrm0é‘ ^    ceees-cooer- their two first-round draft choices this year, Dave Meyers of U(XA and Junior Bridgeman of Louisville, to the Bucks. The Bucks feared they would lose the 28-year-old Jabbar, who has a six-year pro scoring average of 30.4 jjbints, to the ABA after his five-year contract ran out in 1977.    ^ '^‘We have been facing the certainty of having to trade Kareem either this ^ year or next,” said Milwaukee president William Alverson. “Under those circumstances, it seemed to us that now was the time to get the best return package.” “There’s no doubt that we regret seeing Kareem go,” Bucks’ general manager Wayne Einbry said. “But we had to be realistic and know that he wanted to leave.” Jabbar, who reportedly was making $400.000 a year at Nfilwaukee, said that he has signed a new five-year contract with the Lakers. However, the terms of his new pact were not revealed and the bearded giant with the unstoppable 15-foot skyhook would not disclose if it carried an option clause as he had in Nfilwaukee. The three-time NBA MVP admitted New York, where he starred at Power Menrnrial High School before going on to lead U(XA to three straight NCAA titles, .was his first choice. “I had strong desires to go home,” he said. “I wanted to go to New York and play in the Garden. That’s been kind of a dream of mine since I started playing basketball. “But the way things worked out, the Lakers, especially Mr. Cooke, - were very, very interested in me and made a very sincere, determined effort to get me. They wanted me and they tried to mak^ me feel at home. “In New York, this ji»t wasn’t the case. I don’t think it’s smart to go around people who don’t really want you. So here 1 am.” Drummer is the second highest scorer in Muncie history with á career total of 1,771. His senior year he averaged 27.8 points and 16.8 rebounds for his 23-3 squad. Named Most Valuable Player in the Washington. D.C. Capital Qassic, Drummer is a two- time high school All- American and is rated by many as the hottest college prospect in Indiana. Drummer set a 41 point school record in one game this season and had 31 rebounds ki another. He is the first All- Star from five-year- old Muncie North. “Sam is by far the strongest player I’ve ever coached,”- said Myron Dickerson, Northside’s head mentor. “He’s very intimidating to the opposition and he gave our kids a great deal of confidence on the floor.” Dickerson also coaching Phil Cox, 1973 Mr. Basketball from Connersville. Drummer is headed for Gardner- Webb Junior College in Boiling Springs, North Carolina where he will major in physical education. “I never had to worry about where Sammy was when he was (young.” said Drummer’s mother. Elizabeth. “He spent every waking hour shooting baskets.” One of four cMldren, Sam is working this summer at a basketball clinic. An excellent tennis player and track enthusiast, it's easy to see why sports are the love of his life. I PUNNINfi k PAlin? “is, ratM San., Mm. »r Tam. ftr fr«ap$ •! 2f «r ni«r«. SUBURBAN LANES SUMMER TIME IS FUR TIME Inti aay Tlmra. liM-lliMt F*L liM-flM cr Sal TiM-lliN. Ul Frac ImlTMffCM Inf FrL cr Set. Lcara law, la laalf Far Wialar Laagaaa. Si lA. It S. 711-tTM I7I.MTI my left knee.” recalled Gullett, his left hand encased in an ice pack. The official diagnosis report- * ed by trainer Larry Starr from Christ Hospital where X-rays were taken was that Gullett suffered a small fracture at the Jjase of his left thumb. There were no chips and no disloca-\ioh. And, for the night at least, fA splint was put on Gullett’s thumb. “The ball hit him so hard that you could see stitch marks from the base of Gullett’s thumb almost to the end of it,” said Reds catcher Bill Plummer. After hitting (killett, the ball caromed to second baseman Darrel Chaney, who tossed to first to retire Blanks. Gullett ‘was replaced by Pedro Borbon, who retired Ed (joodson to end the game. The victory was the fifth straight for Gullett and his ninth against three losses. But for the injury, he wouM have pitched his fourth straight complete game. Joe Morgan led the Reds’ Sttack Monday night with three hits in four official at bats, boosting his average to .351. The Reds collected 13 hits, including a homer and a double by Morgan and a triple by Ken Griffey and another douUe by Johnny Bench^ Pittsburgh defeated St. Louis 104, the Dodgers beat Houston 4-2, Chicago downed Philadelphia 9-7 and San Diego topped San Francisco 7-1 in the only other NL games. In the American League, it was Baltimore 8 Cleveland 3, Boeton 6 Detroit 2, Minnesota 7 Oakland 6 and New York 10 Milwaukee 7. California at Kansas (Jity was rained out. Pirates 10, CardtaalB 4 Homers by Rennie Stennett. Willie Stargell and A1 Oliver paced a 15-hit attack which carried Pittsburgh over St. Louis. Bruce Kiaon went 7 1-3 innings to raise his record to 7-2 and to suggest that he may be blossoming into the staff leader the Pirates need. •    - Dodgers 4, AMtrssf Steve G a r V e y]s t#p - run homer in the seventh inning lifted Los Angeles over Hosston and enabled Don Sutton to win his nth game. Bill Buckner singled in the Dodgers’ fourth run in the eighth inning. Cesar Cedeno homered for the Astros. Cubs 9, PIdlHes 7 Tim Hosley, Andy Thornton, Jerry Morales and Manny Trillo homered for Qiicago, wtúch dealt Philadelphia reliever (5ene Garber his fourth loss. Padres 7, GUhiU I Rich Folkers pitched a 10-hitter and hit a two-run infield single during a six-run sixth inning as San Diego topped San Francisco. TTie victory lifted the Padres into third place in the NL West, the highest standing in the club’s history at this stage of a season. • HUNGRY MAN’S BREAKFAST n rSERVEt AaniM TggRT TMW t8i8Rf I 6IULLE8 MNNNf JW8I • % Nk MW8Mf tMRfff 6IULLE8 Nk MW8Mf tMRfff mu • 2 PMSR IMS • M8R MtWR PMTSmS tP TMtTtt EMiisM wmm M MT RtetfT 88FRE, TIA, MU 8R R8T MNtun Oil    n» 2.59

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