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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaJushon outside the locker room May is going to be a big Tennis month in Thoro Asville perhaps the biggest yet. The chair City which City recreation director Clint ingrain says has been lagging behind in Tennis facilities will celebrate the Long awaited opening of the main Street Tennis courts with a Tennis festival set for March 21-23. We expect to open the main Street facility around May Ingram said Well have six Tennis courts there and they la be lighted like the rest of our courts in Thomasville. They la All be Laybold surface which is a Good surface for us since it is a Low maintenance Thomasville currently has eight lighted courts four at memorial Park two at Doak Park and two at Liberty drive but Ingram says these facilities have been very right now the school program the varsity the girls and the Junior High tie up our courts every Day from until with the new courts Well have 14 courts total. That won t bring us up to Date As far As Tennis facilities go with the Way Tennis has boomed lately but right now there Are plans to build More courts at the senior High. Whenever these Are built i feel like Thomasville will be caught it could Well be however that the new main Street courts will do for Thomasville Tennis what Oak hollow s Tennis Complex did for High Point Tennis offer a focal Point for Public Tennis activities. In addition to the new facility Thomasville May hire a summer Tennis coordinator As Well according to Ingram. We will be teaching Tennis lessons during our summer playground he said and we Hope to hire a person for a full time Tennis program during the summer. If this does materialize we would be Able to offer More tournaments and More lessons really a More organized program Ingram credited the Thomasville Tennis association with its work in organizing the current City tournament and smaller tournaments As Well. We have just formed the Tennis association two years ago and i think they be done a great Job organizing Tennis in he said. As part of the grand opening ceremony for the new courts Thomasville will hold a Tennis festival in co ordination with the Tea and a local Bank. Emerywood pro Herb Bolick is helping arrange activities for the weekend and he says that so far there Are clinics planned for All three Days and an invitational tournament featuring some of the area s Best players on saturday and sunday. Hector Villarroel and i will be holding clinics for men women and children on Friday saturday and Sun Bolick said then Well have an invitational tournament with about six of the Best players in the area on saturday and sunday. There s a fashion show planned for sunday As so whether you want to learn to play learn How to dress to play or just see some Good play the Thomasville Tennis festival is one to remember. Anyone who has noticed crowded court conditions in High Point and Thomasville on tuesday mornings should understand that that s when the ladies pied Mont Tennis league teams play. Both High Point and Thomasville have entries this season in the six team league which plays an eight week schedule in april and May. Participants play six singles matches and three doubles matches in a similar format to High school play. I Don t know what i d do without laughed bar Bara Greeson one of Thomasville s top players this is the greatest thing that can happen for the women. It gives us a Chance to compete against other High Point s Joan Hodorowski agreed you really need Competition with different people to improve your she said if you continue to play the same people Over and Over even if they Are Good players you tend to get in a Nancy Pendry of the High Point Tennis association handles much of the organization for the High Point team while Harriet Kennedy volunteers to direct the Thomasville Effort. According to the players team positions Are chosen according to City Challenge ladders. The Hopta Challenge ladder posted at Oak hollow is open to any Hopta member. Kennedy explained however that Thomasville s situation is a Little different. We have about 10 of us six players and four alter nates and we just see who can play each she said we d love to have anyone who wants to play come she added that while the Tennis league which features teams from Winston Salem Greensboro Madison and Asheboro As Well As Thomasville and High Point is a competitive venture the ladies primary in Terest is to have fun and get to know people. A lot of our players were afraid that this would be too she said. But we enjoy it As so far the Thomasville team which competed last year As Well is 1-2 on the season after losing to High Point tuesday. While that May not seem an auspicious Start the ladies Are pleased with the one Victory As they were wingless last season. High Point is currently undefeated with wins Over Winston Salem Madison and Thomasville. Kupchak wins Patterson Chapel Hill a a committee of athletic officials faculty members and students has selected Basket Ball Star Mitch Kupchak to receive the Patterson medal the highest athletic award presented at the University of North Carolina. The 6-foot-10 Center from Brentwood ., was named Atlantic coast conference player of the year last season and was chosen for these cond squad associated press All America team. The freshman eligibility Rule took effect in Kupchak s first year of College and in his four years at North Carolina the tar heels won 95 of 121 games. Kupchak hit better than 60 per cent of his Field goal at tempts to be the school s third Best career shooter. He also grabbed 334 rebounds in 31 games and averaged 18.5 Points per game. He scored Points and grabbed rebounds and became the school s sixth leading scorer. Established in 1924, the Patterson medal is annually awarded to the tar Heel senior who has demonstrated general excellence in athletics throughout his College career. Factors considered Are athletic ability sportsmanship morale leadership and general conduct. Nets spurs in heated rematch Kingman stopped Short new York mets Dave Kingman is tackled by a Trio of St. Louis cardinals As he charged out of the dugout to get at card Pitcher Lynn Mcglothen after Mcglothen hit met Pitcher Jon Matlack in the fourth inning tues Day night. The 6-6, 210-Pound Kingman bowls card Keith Hernandez Over but they managed to hold the angered met off their Man. The incident followed a beaning contest As Mcglothen hit two mets and in turn was brushed Back himself. The Umpire had warned both benches. Mcglothen and card manager red schoendienst were thrown out of the game. A were photo by the associated press there s no love lost Between the new York nets and san Antonio spurs and tonight s sixth game of their american basketball association playoff series promises to be a heated affair. The last time the clubs met in san Antonio the game was marred by an All out Brawl in which the spurs George Karl and the nets Brian Taylor were the initial combatants but the nets Rich former the most effective. After that game san an Tonio general manager John Begtzos called Jones Gar Bage with a capital g. nets coach Keven Loughery was incensed at that remark and accused Begtzos of inciting hysteria and trying to incite a All of which provides a highly charged backdrop for tonight s sixth game of the Best of seven Aba semifinal supersonics trouble Russell Phoenix a i think we re in trouble unless we make a Good turn said Seattle supersonics coach Bill Russell after Phoenix rocked his club 130-114 to take a 3-1 Lead in their National Basket Ball association playoff. The Best of seven West division semifinal series moves to Seattle sunday but prospects of returning Home did Little to buoy Russell tuesday night. If we played in my living room the Way we played it would t make any he said. The suns 130-Point total and Paul Westphal s game High 39 Points were playoff records for Phoenix. Keith ibb High Point lint mob sports wednesday april 21, 1976 Section c Erickson chipped in a season High 31. We did t do a Good Job on Erickson and Russell said. We threw the Ball away 17 times in the first half. They played consistently. I think this was their Best game. Westphal had a super suns coach John Macleod agreed. It was another hard played game hard he said. Erickson gave us a Good lift. I thought Dennis played solid Ball. I think we passed it better than we have in the series. Seattle did a better Job on the offensive boards. It makes twice now that we be had them Down 20 to 22 Points and they be come right Back in a few Phoenix led by As much As 21 Points late in the third Quarter before Fred Brown and Zaid Abdul Aziz pulled the sonics to within five. But Alvan Adams Westphal and Erickson took charge and Phoenix widened steadily until the end. Brown who scored 79 Points for Seattle in the first two games was limited to eight Points in the first half but ended the evening leading the sonics with 33. Tom Burleson fouled out with 15 seconds to play but managed 26 Points while Abdul Aziz had 20. Burleson contributed nine Points nine rebounds and a steal in the opening period while Rick Sobers scored 10 Points to boost Phoenix to a 3126 advantage at the Buzzer. Burleson s total 20 rebounds was a season High. Westphal had 15 first half Points As Phoenix went ahead 60-47 at intermission. Phoenix paced by Westphal with 12 Points and Erickson with 10, shot ahead 90-72 at the end of the third Quarter. Brown scored a dozen Points for Seattle in the period six of them from the foul line. Bullets know Why they Trail Landover my. A statistics it s been said can be used by opposing sides to prove a Point. But coach . Jones does t have to Bend the truth to show Why his Washington bullets Trail the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-1 in the Best of seven National basketball association Quarter final playoffs which resume tonight. Turnovers and poor free throw shooting have been our Jones said and both e and Phil Haven t been Jones referred to Forward Elvin Hayes who has hit 43 per cent of his shots in the playoffs and guard Phil Chenier whose Field goal average has dipped to 33 per cent. For the regular season Hayes shot 47 per cent and Chenier 48 per cent. The Ball is not going in the hoop and that s what it s All Jones said. When your two Power shooters Are off it puts too much pressure on the the Washington defense has been holding up Well however limiting Cleveland to an 87 Point average. But the bullets Are averaging 85 Points after being held below 80 in each of the last two games. As for the other negative statistics cited by Jones Washington has been charged with 66 turnovers to 48 for Cleveland and has hit Only 68 per cent of its free throws. Inaccuracy from the foul line in t unusual for the bullets who finished 17th among the 18 Aba teams at 72 per cent during the season. But missing 11 of 34 chances Hopta women capture third the women of the pied Mont league of the High Point Tennis Assn. Ran their record to 3-0 tuesday with an 8-1 Victory Over Thomasville. Winning singles were Joan Hodorowski Jodie Grove Barbara Kinney Carolyn Philyaw and Ann passavant. Winning doubles were Hodorowski Kinney Phil Yaw Grove and Brenda Hayworth passavant. It was the second straight 8-1 win for High Point. Last week it Defeated Winston Salem by that count. Contributed heavily to an 80 79 loss in game 2. The defense on both sides has been Jones said but one of our main problems is that Cleveland cuts off our running game. That makes us set up a Little bit and then they fall Back into a the Cavaliers have been successful on the transition from offence to defense mostly through sheer Hustle since they have hit Only 39 per cent of their shots. After bombing away for 37 Points in the first Quarter of the opening game which they won 100-95, the bullets have failed to top 24 in any of the succeeding 11 periods and Are hitting Only 41 per cent from the floor. Despite a 103-26 record at Home a sizzling .798 Pace since the capital Centre opened three years ago the bullets will be trying to end a club record four game Home losing Streak tonight. Registration for ii set All boys 8 and 9 years old wishing to play Little league baseball should be at the boys club saturday april 24th at 1 . For registration. A couple of coaches Are also needed if anyone wants to help out. Warrior Charles Dudley 15 Shields Ball George Trapp 31 can t take it away a wire photo stops Mars Hill for 8th win pc keeps Loop Lead Mars Hill Billy Sorrell became the win Nin Gesl Pitcher in the Carolinas conference and High Point College strengthened its hold on first place tuesday when the panthers knocked off Mars Hill 9-1. Sorrell is 8-2 for the year and would have had a shutout if he had t gotten careless on an 0-2 pitch in the eighth inning that resulted in a Tri ple and Man Hill s Only run. Other than that the Junior right hander struck out seven and walked two. He allowed six hits two in the eighth. High Point is 6-2 in the league with the next Best team Guilford in a 6-4 after losing to Pfeiffer yesterday. Overall High Point is 24-6. Mars Hill drops to 3-4 in the league and 6-13 against everybody. Charlie Burrell hit a Solo Home run for the panthers in the sixth while Steve Bowen got his second of the year with a Man on in the eighth. Bowen had two hits in two trips. Seven panthers bad two hits in the balanced at Lack. The panthers scored first in the third when Terry Terrill walked stole second and scored on Dave Elliott s single. Three More runs scored in the fourth. The visitors got one each in the fifth and sixth and three in the eighth. High Point got 15 hits and played errorless Ball. Seven of those hits were for extra bases. The panthers will be at Home thursday afternoon at 3 o clock against Elon in another league game. High Point beat the christians last week. Trinity s Dirk Gurley with a 4-1 record is expected to be the starting Pitcher for coach Chuck Hartman s panthers. Gurley has been moved to a starting position recently since Delvin idol has had trouble gelling his pitches to work. After a doubleheader on the Road on saturday against Liberty Baptist the panthers Are Back Home Sun Day afternoon at 2 against Guilford. Guilford is one of the league teams to beat pc this year and did that with a shutout last sunday. After that the panthers will have Only one other conference game remaining before the league tournament. Mlak my in on u t Hill m i 41 Jorrell and Wilbur 4 and Prescott w Sorrell m l Taylor or Burrell Bowen series. The nets took a 3-2 Lead with a thrilling 110-108 Triumph at Uniondale Monday night and can wrap it up with a Victory tonight. In the other Aba semifinal set the Kentucky colonels hold a 2-1 Lead Over the regular season Champion Denver nuggets and will try to extend their advantage in game 4 at Louisville tonight Jones was subdued follow my monday night s game but did criticize Begtzos for his comments. It s unfortunate he s running around doing things like Jones said. All we re out there trying to do is play Ball. I m not calling any names but it s something i Don t think should be going on in this nets Star Julius Erving showed what the nets Teel should be going on in Mon Day s narrow Victory. Offen sively he poured in 32 Points and defensively he blocked a shot by san Antonio s Mike Gale in the final five seconds to preserve the Victory. It s All in a night s or. A the Aba s most valuable player each of the past three seasons said with a smile. The nuggets who waltzed to the regular season Crown find themselves one game Down and going against Ken Tucky s Home court advantage tonight. Denver coach Larry Brown feels play has gotten too rough and that his club has not gotten an even break from the officials. It s become a physical series and there s no Chance for us in that Type of Brown said. I Don t think Many teams can play with these folks rules and be successful against but he s not ready to give up just yet. We have some people who respond to lie said. We be just got to come colonels coach Hubie Brown meanwhile in t looking for any comeback from his club. He s Happy where right now. I just Hope we can main Tain our Tough mental Al he said. Warriors Blister pistons Oakland a tin Golden state warriors arc off and running alter Burn ing out the Detroit pistons tuesday night toward another National basketball association title. We got our running game going real Well again and when it s going Well a lol of things said Rick Barry whose passing was spectacular if his shooting was t in the 127-103 opening game playoff Victory. Barry fed teammates for 14 assists tying his season High in that department and settled for 13 Points As he hit on just four of 13 Field goal attempts. Phil Smith was top scorer getting 15 of his 26 Points in the second period when the warriors just about settled the outcome of the game and Jamaal Wilkes followed with 16. All 12 Golden state players had at least four Points As coach Al allies blitzed Detroit with fresh legs and hot shooting hands from die warriors Bench. They can just break you said a downcast Herb Brown coach of the Detroit team which entered the Western conference semifinal series As the darkest of dark horses in the Aba playoff picture. The warriors were 5-0 in regular season meetings with Detroit and won 59 games Overall 23 More than the pistons. It Felt Good to be playing said Smith referring to Golden state s 10-Day Layoff after finishing the regular season. But after the game we reminded ourselves that this one really did t mean Barry explained the first game Means nothing because if they come Back and win the second they be done exactly what they set out to accomplish split on our the second game of the bestow seven series is thurs Day night and allies said i can guarantee they la come Back like

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