High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 17 1974, Page 27

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Vahol Uji Laon outside the locker room in 1973, Charlie Gregory a Randleman football team produced a 4-6 record the worst of Gregory a 18 years As Tiger Grid coach. The Veteran coach admitted that things had changed that the boys themselves had changed in the two decade Span of his coaching career. But rather than throw away the charts the chewing tobacco and the Orange Cap and admit that the changing times were too much for him and his coaching methods Charlie Gregory chose to stay and fight. And to change a Little himself. A a we re competing now with cars and girls and other things to get a boys attention a Gregory explained. A football is a Tough sport to stick but Charlie Isnit intending to make being a Grid Star any easier for his players. A Little bit More fun maybe. A a we re doing anything we can to get the players out and to keep their interest a he said. A a we re also trying to get the Community Battle lines drawn for Fame game the Randleman coaching staff is attacking problem on All fronts As Gregory explains. The glad hand from some Happy Concord players Jerry Ledbetter r congratulated after hitting Home run staff photo by Art Richardson by the associated press the Battle lines have been drawn. The Date is july 27, the site Canton Ohio. That is when the annual Hall of Fame game will be played Between the St. Louis cardinals and Buffalo Bills and that is when a major confrontation will take place Between the striking National football league players association and the club owners. Meanwhile there were indications tuesday from both sides that negotiations might be resumed later this week and the first major rift in the striking a Flea s facade appeared at the Camp of the Cincinnati bengals. The nil management Council bargaining agent for the 26 club owners reaffirmed tuesday that All exhibition games will be played even if that Means lineups composed of rookies free agents and the handful tue mph Point Enterprise sports wednesday july 17, 197. Section c a a we be set up a new award system where every senior player gets a Tiger helmet mounted on a plaque with his name engraved. We re also giving weekly awards for the most outstanding player the one who displays the most enthusiasm during the weeks practice and the game Well be giving Tiger decals to the outstanding players in the game a linemen backs a a we re trying to especially Reward seniors to give the boys the feeling that if they stick with us in the football program there a something the tigers Are also looking for More attention from parents teachers and Randleman merchants. A a we re going to give coaches hats to our male faculty members and the fathers of our senior players. We re also giving scarfs to the female faculty and senior mothers. A a we re giving our cheerleaders an Gregory continued flipping through a file Cabinet to reveal a Well ordered set of mimeograph sheets containing award details. A every Home game this year will be a special night a faulty night band night merchants night senior parents night and even before the season starts some changes Are in evidence to anyone who walks through the Tiger locker room. Hanging Over the door is a brightly painted sign advertising a big Orange Power Complete with Tiger Paw. From the first game until the last every Tiger player will slap that Paw going out the door and onto the playing Field. Other signs Are placed around the room offer encouragement of a sorts. A you la never drown in sweat a reads one evidently designed to inspire those who detest August workouts. A i think our dressing room is one of the nicest around a says Gregory and there in t a bragging tone to his voice although he has put Many an hour of his own time into fixing the room up for the players. A a we be carpeted and had painted it and generally put the place in first class in an Effort to draw Community support Gregory and his staff have travelled the Randleman Countryside speaking to civic groups. A a we be gone around talking to these people and taken a cheerleader or one of the boys with us trying to get them More involved in what a going on out Here. And though the players have not yet begun to report for the 1974 season Gregory says he can already see the results of his hard work and interest. A last season we Only had 19 boys come out for football. We had to go around and beat the Bushes looking for people. This season we already have 35 working out voluntarily this summer. They re looking a lot better a of course in a not saying we re going to have a championship club a the Veteran coach added hastily a see Wilson s on 4-c police monitors High Point of of legion play 17-2 Concord just too Tough Quot 3-bands 10-channels $ 179.95 your Choice of to free crystals operates on a c or 1-year parts amp labor see our selection of ice. Radios amp antennas we service what we Seu credit cards or layaway by Paul Shinn associate sports editor As a car pulled out of Finch Field parking lot tuesday night a Concord fan leaned out the window and announced a were going after that state it might be a fair prediction based on the Way Post 51 handled High Point in Barnes a Cougar Boston a Marvin Barnes the 6-foot9 Providence College basketball Star has signed a professional contract with the Carolina cougars of the american basketball association his attorney reported tuesday night. Bob Woolf contacted at his Home by Boston radio station week said an official announcement would be made by the cougars today. Woolf was asked if Barnes had signed a Lon term contract for about $2 million dollars and he replied a a you re around the Barnes had been selected by both the cougars and the Philadelphia ?6ers of the National basketball association in the College draft. Woolf said the 76ers had offered a Good contract but that the cougars offer was for More Money. The cougars have announced they will move to St. Louis for next season. The last two games of the area Iii championship series. The visitors plastered Post 87 17-2 last night to win the Best of seven series four games to one and will Advance to the Western playoff on monday against Shelby. Concord pounded 16 hits and aided by five Well timed errors by High Point put the game away for keeps with eight runs in the fifth inning. That made the score 13-0 at that Point and Lethander Robin Swaringen now 9-0, had Little trouble making that stand up. High Point scratched across a run in the seventh and ninth but got Only six hits for the evening. Swaringen struck out 14. A they were too Tough for us a admitted High Point coach Chuck Hartman who knew that probably before the series started. A if they get pitching like they did against us they could go All the Way. They have a real Good Ball club. There a no doubt they can hit the Ball. A but i can to be disappointed with our club. When the season started i would have been satisfied to win to games. Maybe not satisfied but i thought we would be Good to do that. To be honest our league was a Little weak this year. Still we have a lot of kids coming Back and who knows we might be in the state playoffs next the final game of the series was quite similar to the one the night before. High Point could do Little at the Bat while Concord got in front Early and ripped hard. And who said a Side has to have three outs to make an mens shoe 1612 n. Mom phone 888-4255 Quality shoes by Thorsheim Crosby Square walk Over i Freeman slip on j boots i oxfords Iii la 11 Ai m in us i Iii Iii. Ami Simi in a i. Final Imi. Of / k ted hoi Foh Mehl it to Ullin 1721 to 2400 til site but int in fiery get hurry in fur Hest us Lection. Other styles reduced accordingly clothing stores downtown High Point inning Gregg Thomas who relieved starter Ricky Bradberry to Start the fifth inning got the first two men he faced. Instead of that being near the end of the inning it was Only the beginning for the visitors. Before brother Brett got the final out Concord had sent 13 men to the plate. There were four walks worked around four hits but an error that could have taken High Point out of the inning without much damage kept Concord alive for five More batters. With Swaringen pitching though those eight runs were Only added embarrassment to How things were going to turn out. The curve Ball throwing Southpaw was staked to a five run Lead through four innings. High Point had hoped to keep the game close but a three run Homer to left by Lead off Batter Jerry Ledbetter in the third pretty Well took care of any Type of so a Concord on so Coneen. Oil 31? 007-17 1 i Mig Point. Too too 101 2 s Swaringen end Felt Bradberry g Thome is. B Thorne s end Davit w a Warington l a Bradberry or a Ledbetter of veterans who have crossed picket lines. And the first of those exhibition games in the Hall of Fame contest at Canton. The a Flea has said that it would take Steps to see that the exhibition games Are not played until a settlement in the dispute is reached. That presumably Means a picket line of veterans. The Canton game is the Only one still scheduled for the opening week of exhibition play since the july 26 College All Star game has already been scratched. St. Louis coach Don Coryell said he would double up on drills to get his players ready for the exhibition game. But Buffalo Star 0 j. Simpson who spent one Day walking the a Flea picket line said he was going Back to his Home in California and will remain there until the strike is settled. Meanwhile spokesmen for Federal mediator James Scearce and the two sides indicated that they might soon return to the bargaining table perhaps before the weekend. A both sides now Are ready to sit Down and discuss the issues a Bill Curry president of the a Flea said. A i think we would be foolish if we sit Down and work out an the a Floc said tuesday that at least 77 veterans were in Camp in Defiance of the picket lines. By comparison Only 21 veterans were in Camp on the final Day of the 1970 a Flea strike according to the management group Many of the veterans in Camp however Are marginal players whose status is far from certain. One place where the strike appeared to be breaking Down was at the Cincinnati bengals Camp in Wilmington. Ohio. Where the 30 players on hand including 13 veterans voted unanimously tuesday against meeting with a Flea officials and it appeared that other bengals veterans were ready to join the experienced players already in Camp. Veteran linebacker Jim Lcclair and wide receiver Tim George reported to the bengals Camp tuesday. Player representative Pat Matson in Cincinnati said he was a very disheartened and very discouraged with his fellow teammates and he added a a number of other players a i won t say who said they were going to at least four veterans of the super bowl Champion Miami dolphins were expected to Cross the picket line and report to training Camp As scheduled today. 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