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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Benny Phillips Derby celebrates Happy 100th Talladega Ala. A around David Pearson a House in Spartanburg s.c., you just Aren t with it baby unless you Are a trophy Winner. I mean you pull a chair up to mama Helen s table and you probably would t get second helpings without an Arm full of trophies. Everybody at the Pearson residence is a Winner of some sort. Larry age 20, is following in his father s footsteps and driving a race car. Right now he a running mini stocks and has a trophy for a first place Victory at Harris Speedway. Ricky age 17, is a 5-11, 180-Pound linebacker for Spartanburg High. He has another year left in High school and then wants to play College Ball. His team won the conference championship last season and advanced to the state 4-a finals before losing. Then there s Little Eddie age eight who has picked up six trophies in the last year or so Bowling. He has told dad he May give him one of the trophies but he Hasni to decided which one. Plus there s Helen David s wife and she does no to do badly for herself or the family tradition. She is a Bowler and not a bad one at All. And. Of course there s David and he Hasni to done so badly in the hardware department. Between his own races it does keep him rather Busy trying to make the circles and watch his family in sporting events. He went to most of Ricky a football games last fall and has and is helping Larry come along with his racing. He does no to get to see eddies Bowling often because this takes place on saturday mornings when David is usually away racing. A i keep says David. A right now he s Bowling Between 130 and 150.&Quot As far As racing in the family Larry embarked on a High Speed career a year ago. A the has the determination it takes to be a race Driver Quot Points out David. Will the two Ever race against each other a never Quot replies David in Short order. A to begin with i done to want him breaking into grand National racing too Early. He wants me to run a Short track race against him and i told him it would just put him Back another position in the Field Quot smiled David. Pearson feels a Young Driver needs a lot of racing experience before he is turned Loose on a super Speedway and he wants to be sure his son is prepared. David himself came Strong As a Rookie winning three super Speedway races his first year As a grand National Driver but he had raced and raced in the dirt track bullpen before going big time. A a it a much harder to break into in racing today than it was when i did Quot he remarked speaking of the Early 1960s. A and it is probably going to become harder to come into and do Well because the established teams continue to get better and better and More David says he helps Larry All he can a but most of the experience it takes he will have to pick up himself. There is Little i can Tell him about driving that he will not have to learn by will Ricky and Eddie race a i doubt it Quot says David a and i would not have been disappointed if Larry had not taken it up. A i just want my kids to do what they want and what is Best for them and i will try to help each of them obtain his own goals. That a no different from any other father is it Quot High Point a in Tennis finals Louisville by. A the Kentucky Derby was a Hale and Hardy too years old today nourished by some of the most memorable events in sports. Past Derby birthday parties have been marked by victories by Longshot done rail the filly regret and secretariat the stretch Battle Between Don Meade and Herb Fisher Bill Shoemaker misjudging the finish line and the disqualification of dancers image. Today a Centennial Drew a record 23 3-year-Olds. Post time was 5 30 . Edt. With television coverage by lbs from 5 .-6 . And radio coverage also by lbs from5 15p.m. To5 45p in. Done rail carried Roscoe Goose to a half length Victory Over favored ten Point in 1913 for a winning Mutual payoff of $184 90, highest in Derby history. Two years later regret became part of the Derby legend by becoming the Only filly Ever to win the race. And she won As the favorite. Secretariats contribution to Derby lore came last year when he opened his successful March to the triple Crown by becoming the first to run the 14 Miles in less than two minutes. Secretariat Ridden by Hon Turcotte beat Sham by 24 lengths in 1.592-5 with a powerful drive that started about five eighths of a mile from the finish. The 1933 Derby certainly Wasny to fast a the time was 2 064-5 a but it was rough As Meade on brokers tip and Fisher on head play grabbed and slashed at each other in the drive through the stretch. Brokers tip won by a nose. There has never been a disqualification in the Derby because of a foul but in 1968 dancers image was disqualified from first when a Post race test disclosed an illegal medication. Buta Zolidis in his system. First place went to Forward pass and first Money went to Calumet farm after dancers image s owner Peter Fuller lost a Legal Battle to keep the purse. Under present Kentucky racing rules a horse cannot be disqualified if a Post race test finds traces of Buta Zolidis As Long As its use has been reported to the state Steward and it has not been administered the Day of the race. Shoemaker has won More races stakes and Money than any jockey in history and he also won three derbies. But the Derby he is Best remembered for was one he lost. In 1957 Shoemaker was leading on Gallant Man when he stood up at the sixteenth pole thinking it was the finish. The mistake caused Gallant Man to lose by a nose to Iron Liege. Iron Liege a Victory was the first of five for Bill har tack which tied him with Eddie Arcaro As the winning est rider of americans most famous horse race. Charlie Glotzbach finds Button again by Benny Phillips associate sports editor Talladega Ala. Charlie Glotzbach found the Button and pushed it to the Point where he was the fastest qualifier on the second Day of time trials for sundays 450-Miler Here at Alabama International Speedway. His Speed of 181.099 Miles per hour earned him the 21st starting position but was the fifth fastest Overall in the Field. Only David Pearson Gary Bettenhausen George Follmer and Dan Daughtry the front four positions Are faster. Richard Petty made the Field Friday earning the 24th starting position at 172.767 m p h. Which is 14 Miles per Munchak says no to cougars Atlanta a. Apr ted Munchak owner of the Carolina cougars of the american basketball association says the franchise is for Sale and he Hopes to get rid of it before the 1974-75 season. Munchak told newsmen during a conference Call Friday he has been losing Money since he bought the cougars in 1970 but would not disclose How much. A i Don t think there s any future in doing what i be been doing Quot said Munchak. He has been operating the cougars As a regional franchise playing Home games in Greensboro Charlotte and Raleigh . Munchak said he has tried without Success to sell the team in North Carolina but understands a North Carolina group now is seeking to buy it. In his statement Munchak said a i have concluded that i do not intend to own and operate a professional basketball team in North Carolina for the 1974-75 season. At the trustees meeting in Chicago on thursday May 9. I will determine a proper disposition of the celtic pressure Withers Bucks the Carolinas conference Tennis tournament came Down to the two team showdown that was expected today As High Point College met Atlantic Christian College in All six singles and three doubles championships. Both teams tallied 18 Points in advancing players to the finals. Elon finished the tournament with eight to take third spot while Pfeiffer scored five Lenoir Rhyne three and Catawba two. Peter Ranney Bill Ashley Hector Villarroel him Dillard Robert Goode and Mike Casey All advanced to the finals without difficulty by playing Only one match after drawing first round byes. Only Goode dropped a set in reaching the final round and All six panthers were to defend singles titles won a year ago acc which finished second to the panthers in 1973, had two players Bill Kent and Pat Taylor to go three sets in route to the finals. The two teams have met once before in Duel Competition with the panthers taking a 6-3 decision. Fridays tournament sweep also marked the fifth tournament that the panthers have played during the past two seasons in which they have lost Only one match to an opponent other than a teammate. First Ungles Quarter Teal Glenn Smith e de it a it it Quot Smith cat�0 44, Jim Mauney or aet Peter Siren p. Default semifinal Peter Ranney pc Del. Smith e4 3, 7-4 Pat Taylor acc Del Mauney 3-6. 4 1. 7-5 second singles quarterfinal cite Beal or de James Herndon Cath 4-7, 44 Eddie Berryman e of. John Gay p4-1, 4-2. Semifinal Biti a Hley pc de Beal 4-2, 4-1 Bill Kent acc Del Berryman 4-2, 3-4, 4-4. Third singles quarterfinal Tony Mead p def. Strange e4-t, 7-4 David Carpenter or def. John Schulte c4-4, 4 0 semifinal Hector Villarroel pc def Mead 44, 4-0. Charles wielder acc aet. Carpenter 4-0, 4-1 fourth singles quarterfinal Barry Baucom e def. John Price p4 1, 2-4, 4-1 Lew Fader c def to Gentian or4 4 4-0 semifinal Rocky peed acc def Baucom 4-1, 7-5 Kim Dillard pc det Fader 4-0, 4-2. Fifth singles quarterfinal Arthur Moo Young cat def. Bill Hearn or4-2, 4-3, Joe Minni e det. Steve Brown p4-0. 4-1. Semi let Robert Goode pc def Moo Young cat4-0, 4-4, 4-2 Charles Wooten acc def. Minni 4-0, 4-1. Sixth singles quarterfinal to Hillman e def Steve Misenheimer or3-4, 7-5, 7-4 Dana Payko p def. Dan Leonard cat7-5, 4 4, semifinal Mike Casey pc def Hillman 4-3, 4 2 Robert Well acc det. Payko 7-5, 4-4. First doubles quarterfinal strange Smith e def. Mauney Beal or4-3, 4-4 sir Oil Mead p def. Smith Fader cat4-3, 4-3. Semifinal Ranney Viu Arroli pc def. Strange Smith 4-4, 4-3, Kent Taylor acc det. Sirois Mead 4-2, 4. Second doubles quarterfinals Gay Price p def. Herndon Schulte caf7-4, 4-4 Baucom Berryman e def. Carpenter Glen hem or4-3, 4-1. Semifinal Wickwier peed acc def Gay Price 4-4, 4-4 Ashley Dillard pc det Baucom Berryman e7-4, 4-1. Third doubles quarterfinals Minnis Pennington e def Payko Brown p4-3, 4-7, 44 Hearn Misen Heimer p aet Moo Young Leonard cat7-5, 7-4. Semifinal Goode Busick pc def. Minni Penningfon e4-1,4-1, Wells Wooten acc def Hearn Misenheimer 42, 4-1. Boston a the Boston celtics Are Back in the Driver s seat with full court pressure their key in a showdown with the Milwaukee Bucks for the National basketball association championship. The celtics took a 2-1 Lead in the Best of seven series with a 95-83 Victory Friday night and immediately trained their sights on the fourth game Here sunday afternoon a if we beat them sunday then Well really put them in a Hole Quot Boston coach Tommy Heinsohn said after the celtics virtually ran the Bucks particularly 7-foot-2 Kareen Abdul Jabbar into the ground. Bostons fast break pioneered by Bui Russell nearly 20 years ago and tight head knocking defensive tactics sent the celtics into the series Lead. A the press did it Quot Heinsohn said. A everybody worked on the press out there. That a our offensive weapon. We got a Good Start in the first period and then we played super the celtics won the first game 98-83 in Milwaukee last sunday but the Bucks came Back in the second game to win 105-% in overtime after losing a 17-Point Lead. The Bucks hardly knew what hit them in the first period Friday night. The. Celtics built a 32-11 Lead by hitting 13 of 21 Field goal attempts in the first la minutes. However the celtics ran into a Little trouble at that stage As Dave Cowens who had nine Points while playing against Abdul Jabbar picked up his third personal foul. Hank Finkel a Veteran with just six minutes of action in 13 previous playoff games this Spring replaced Cowens. Finkel responded with three key baskets and held Abdul Jabbar to one Field goal in the second period As Boston hit the intermission with a 51-37 advantage. Then Cowens returned. The big red haired Center and John Havlicek went on a third period tear Cowens scoring 14 Points and his team Captain Ioas the celtics widened their advantage to 77-59. Cowens finished with 30 Points and Havlicek 28. Abduljabba who slowed to a walk and needed a Brief rest Midway through the final period had 26 Points. Ragsdale wins 9th pleasant Garden a Ragsdale ran its season record to 9-0 Friday with a 8-5 Victory Over Southeast Guilford. The tigers Are leading the mid state West with a 6-0 conference Mark. Shorty Rickman produced the winning hit in the seventh inning for Ragsdale. With the score tied 5-5, Roscoe Friday and Danny tally both Drew walks. Rickman then doubled to score the tie breaking run while Randy followed with a single allowing tally and Rickman to score. Barry Sikes got the win for the tigers in Relief. He entered the game in the second and held Southeast to just three hits Over the next six inning. Sikes also picked up two hits in three trips for Ragsdale. Also going two for three were Rickman and ted minor. Minors triple in the first accounted for the tigers first two runs. Ragsdale will face Gibsonville tuesday at High Point College. Ragtdalt.200 102 3-1 9 2 south.300 002 0-5 5 i Williams. Sikes 2 and Willard Moser Stewart 7 and Causey w Sikes l Moser or a Henderson hour off the Pace. Dave mar Cis and Jim Vandiver will Start Between Glotzbach and Petty. A instead of using ear phones and talking with my pit Crew. I think 1 11 tune in a radio station and listen to the race so i will know what s going on up front Quot remarked Petty after qualifying so slowly in his Dodge with the Hemi engine. Meanwhile Glotzbach driving the Trumore industries Ford was pleased with his Speed. Glotzbach recently left the Hoss Ellington Chevy ride for the Ford mount. At Rockingham Ellington said Glotzbach had forgotten How to push the Button meaning throttle and that he thought his car would run faster than it was being driven. The Ellington car has never been a serious threat to any of the front runners despite the engines being built by Junior Johnson. That night in Rockingham when Ellington came out with the statement he did t think it was funny when everybody else laughed at what he had to say. A i Don t have anything to prove to Hoss or anybody remarked Glotzbach Friday. A i quit the ride because i got tired of some of the things that were going on. A fall Ellington and his Crew want to do is party All night sleep late every morning and if they have time in Between they might work on the race car a a said Glotzbach. Ellington tried to get Bobby Isaac to drive the car after Glotzbach quit but Isaac Wasny to interested. Sam Mcquagg of Columbus. Ga., ended up in the machine qualifying continues today. With 40 cars already in the Field there is 21 Miles per hour difference in Speed Between first and 40th, and this is causing concern among the Driver who will be running fast. Buddy Baker crashed his k amp k Dodge wednesday in a practice run. The Crew returned to Charlotte and picked up another car after the first one was completely wiped out. Harry Hyde finally got the car ready and Baker made a late practice run Friday. He is expected to Lead today a qualifying. Unhappy with the rules of racing k amp k reportedly is leaving in racing altogether. Baker was told Friday that after sundays race he could begin looking for a new ride unless major changes were made at once in the Lascar rules. Lowell Davis fires one across Tiger Ace got 3-1 win Over Southwest Friday photo by Sonny Hedgecock Davis pitches Randleman win Randleman Lowell Davis struck out 13 batters and held Southwest Randolph to five hits in pitching a 3-1 win for Randleman Friday night the tigers now need two More victories in their next three games to Clinch the Central Carolina conference title Over Ledford which is in second place with an 8-3 record. Randleman is now Bison trim e. Forsyth Kernersville High Point Central Pitcher Robert Edwards gave up a Home run to East Forsyth Sladoff hitter Friday but slammed the door the rest of the Way As the Bison trimmed East 5-1. Edwards gave up three hits for the game including the Lead off blast by losing Pitcher John Broadstreet and struck out 13. He walked Only two one of those intentionally. The Bison took the Lead to stay in the second Frame on a run scoring double by Keever Lambeth and an rib single by Cappy probes Joey Winfrey led Bison hitting with two for two. Central is now 2-10 for the season. He Cantril. 022 too 1-5 5 3 e. Forsyth. Too too 0-1 3 j batteries Edwards and Freeman Broadstreet Weevil 4 and White w a Edwards l a Broadstreet or Broadstreet of 10-1 in the acc and 12-3 Overall. Ron Wall got things going for the tigers first inning knocking a single. Jeff Kennedy was walked and a Cougar error followed to allow both runs to score. In the fifth inning. Randleman picked up another run when Kennedy again walked. David Hayes followed that with a double and Curtis Connors sacrifice Fly scored Kennedy. The win was Davis eighth Overall against two losses he is 6-1 in acc action the loss went to Lonnie Freeman of Southwest Freeman started the game for the cougars but was knocked out of the Box in the first being relieved by Steve Miller who went the rest of the Way for Southwest. Saut Hwa. Too too of i s i Randleman. 200 Cio x�?3 j i Freeman Miller 1 end Lambeth Davis and Runyon w Davis l a Freeman. Knights blast Davie county Welcome David Rob Erton led a North hitting barrage with a Home run and two singles As the Black knights blasted Davie county 9-4. North collected la hits in winning the North Piedmont conference contest. Davit county 010 003 0�?4 10 0 n. Davidson 034 020 x�?9 la 0 2b Jon Smith. Or Ward. Jonas. Robertson Cravat Smith. We a link up a Jon. Section b sat., May 4, 1974 Simons leading Nelson Golf Dallas apr a aspirin makes me jittery Quot said Blond Jim Simons. But popping the painkillers has had no visible effect on his performance in the $150,000 Byron Nelson Golf classic. Simons the former Amateur sensation from Wake Forest said he takes a minimum of eight aspirin a Day to ease the pain from a Case of tendonitis in his left shoulder. He showed no signs of stress Friday As he slashed six strokes from Preston trails Par with a 65 for a 133 total and a two shot Lead at the Halfway Point in the Battle for the $30,000 first prize Simons who led the 1971 . Open after three rounds As a Brash Young Amateur swept past erratic Homero Blancas the first round Leader with a flurry of birdies on putts of 20. Five. To to 15, 14 and 14 feet Blancas dropped to second place with 65-70�?135 with Only a single bogey. Simons one under Par for 36 holes was three ahead of an other Sharp shooting youngster. Tom Watson and Veteran Bruce Crampton Watson shredded the 6.95? Yard Par 71 course with a tits and Crampton had a 69 both had 135 totals. In an unprecedented assault on Par Here 40 players dipped under regulation including the Trio at 137 a Kermit Zarley whose 65 was just a shot off his own course record Jerry Mcgee with a 66 and Hale Irwin with a 67. The Windom instable Lee Trevino with a 69, headed a group of five players within striking distance at 138. Less fortunate was Arnold Palmer relentlessly pursued by believers and bogeys. Palmer s 71-74 missed the 144 Cut by just one shot Pond giants face Durham the Winston Salem Pond giants will take on the Durham mets in a double header sunday at Finch Field. Game time is 1 30. Panthers win24th pc wins season s title by Paul Shinn associate sports editor Salisbury pitchers done to usually Call their shots but Billy Sorrell did Friday afternoon. Sorrell High Point colleges freshman starter was asked about his record going into the Carolinas conference game with Catawba. A five and three Quot Sorrell said. Actually Sorrell was 4-3 when the game started but he had that optimism coaches look for in Ball players and he Wasny to kidding. It was 5-3 when the game was Over although Sorrell tired in the eighth inning of High Points 7-6 regular season clincher Over the indians. Burke Suter finished up in Relief. The Victory raised High Point s league record to 11-2 with the final game being played this afternoon at the co Liege Field against Atlantic Christian had Sorrell been Able to maintain the Pace he began Catawba might not have gotten anything. The right hander retired the first nine men he faced and had a three run Lead to work with after his mates got to Catawba starter Don Basinger in the first Alan Brumfield hit his fifth on base and Otis Foster followed with his 10th. The panthers added another in the third when Terry Terrill a sacrifice Fly knocked in Foster and another in the fourth on Ronnie Smith s Lead off Homer to left. That sent Basinger to the Bench the magic broke for Sorrell in the fourth when Catawba came Back with three to make a game of it. High Point had hits in every inning. Sorrell gave up seven while striking out four. Panther coach Chuck Hartman had gone to the Mound once in the eighth and decided to leave Sorrell in. After the former Andrews Star get the final out Suter was called in to finish Quot Billy was a Little tired the first time i went out Quot Hartman said. A this curve was getting up. But the reason i went out then was to remind him about the runner on first. The second time i went out in the inning he had to come out. Today a game does no to really mean that much with the regular season won but Hartman does no to like to see any Chance for a win to wanting a we got one goal out of our Way and now we re going for another and another Quot he said. A a we be had a Good year when nobody really expected us to. I think ifs been remarkable. We lost a lot of players from last year a highpoint.301 to 001-7 14 3 300 021-4 a i Sorrell Suter i and Sharp Basinger i James 4 and Jester w a Sorrell 5-3 l a Basinger 1-2 or a Goins Foster Smith Jester Marne

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