Kenosha News (Newspaper) - July 26, 1989, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Wednesday, July 26, 1989
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Familiar face joins threesome
A tall, slender, bald golfer came striding down the fairway to catch up with our threesome.
“Hi! The starter said I should join you. My name is Ed.”
No doubt about it: “Ed Nowell.”
Nothing unusual about it if it were Petrifying Springs or Maplecrest, but this was the Eagle River golf course. Two golfers from Kenosha, 300 miles away, were paired up to play the back nine.
Ifs not so unusual for Nowell to be playing the Eagle River course. He lives there now and he plays often.
He’s the two-time club champion of the course cut out of the forest.
“I play about five times a week,” he said. “If I skip a few days I lose my swing.”
He’s one of the few non-fishermen living in Vilas County.
If someone were to draw a list of the top ten athletes to come out of Kenosha, Nowell would be on it. Maybe the top five.
In high school, at St. Joseph, he was all-everything as a passing quarterback in football and a scoring ballhandler in basketball, a captain in both sports.
On the first play of the his first game as starting quarterback he threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Mark Miller. That was when he was a 5-foot-ll, 145-pound junior in 1968. That signaled the start of a remarkable career in football.
St. Joseph won 15 of 18 games with Nowell at quarterback. His 20 TD passes stands as a school record, his 1,859 yards passing ranks second.
His basketball career was marked by both success and frustration.
At St. Joseph he was a starter for Coach Dick Versace, now with the Indiana Pacers of the NBA, as a sophomore and a junior.
"Ed must play basketball 12 months a year if he wants to get anywhere,” Versace, who didn’t believe in sharing time with football, wrote in his annual critique of players.
Nowell was all-Catholic (now Metro) Conference two years in a row, St. Joseph’s leading scorer, captain and MVP as a senior. Not bad for a guy putting in time on the football field and the golf course.
At UW-Whitewater, Nowell beat out a veteran quarterback and promptly rewrote the school’s passing records.
The entire Whitewater attack revolved around him.
To quote a Kornkie’s Column of Oct. 29, 1973:
“When he takes his shoulder pads off, Nowell looks too thin to be a football player, but the 160-pounder calls 90 percent of the plays, throws the passes, runs the option and often leads the blocking on sweeps.”
His football success stymied his basketball ability at Whitewater.
Forrest Perkins, the veteran football coach and athletic director, let the new basketball coach know that he didn’t want his quarterback to get hurt in the wrong sport, so, shortly after making the traveling varsity, he was cut.
“They told me I could play both sports at Whitewater so I passed up a scholarship to the Air Force Academy, but the guy (Eli Crogan) wouldn’t let me play/’
He did return to Kenosha to play topnotch City League ball for years and when he arrived at Eagle River, where the winters are long and cold, he was instrumental in starting a recreation league.
While in Kenosha he played slowpitch on the Tirabassi-Finney’s level and still plays some softball.
But back to the golf course.
“I started playing golf at Muni when I was 8 years old,” he said. “I got into sports tagging along with my brothers (he had four of them).” His dad, Gene, was a regular in the County Open.
He played on the Lancer golf team, sometimes shooting in the 70s as a teenager.
While at Whitewater, he played on the golf team. In his senior year it qualified
SEE KORNKIE'S, PAGE 19
Kilgus pitches, hits for Cubs
ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Paul Kilgus, stopping a four-game losing streak, contemplated his success Tuesday night in a 4-2 win over St. Louis and pointed out a couple of reasons for his change of luck.
"Montreal wasn’t in town,” said Kilgus, who improved to 6-9 and helped the Cubs win their fourth game in a row while pitching six strong innings. He allowed one run on four hits while walking one and striking out two.
Kilgus, 6-9, has lost three straight decision to the Expos. The other reason was geometric.
"I obviously pitched better tonight because there were a lot of zeros up on the scoreboard instead of a lot of crooked numbers,” Kilgus said.
Kilgus’ last victory came June 6 against the New York Mets.
“In my last three outings I haven’t felt a big difference,” Kilgus said. “When you’re in a dry spell you make good pitches but they find a way past the infield. Tonight, I was able to pitch ahead in the count. They were swinging at the first couple of pitches.”
Kilgus also had an improved performance at the plate. He singled to drive in a run in the second and walked and scored in the fifth.
Mitch Williams, the fifth Chicago hurler, pitched two innings to earn his 25th save of the season and fifth against St. Louis.
“It’s a big thing for us to get a good outing from Kilgus because he’s been strugglig,” Chicago manager Don Zimmer said. “If he and one other pitcher can’t give us six good innings that kills our bullpen.”
Zimmer used three pitchers in the seventh inning.
“This year it takes a little thought with the bullpen,” Zimmer said. “Last year it made no difference who you put in.”
The victory put Chicago ll games over .500 for the first time since the 1985 season.
Cardinals starter Joe Magrane, 11-7, who entered the game with a six-game winning streak, allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings.
Jose Oquendo, went 2 for 2 for St. Louis and extended his hitting streak to 23 games, tops in the majors this season.
Dunston hit a solo homer in the ninth off reliever John Costello, his sixth of the year, to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead. The Cardinals cut the deficit to 4-2 in their half of the inning when Oquendo walked
and went to third on Leon Durham’s double. Oquendo scored when Williams threw the ball into center field for an error on an attempted pickoff at second.
It was Durham’s first hit since rejoining the Cardinals.
"It feels good but I wish it could have
come in a better situation,” he said.
Williams induced Tom Pagnozzi, the potential tying run, to fly out to end the game.
Chicago took a 2-0 lead in the second. Andre Dawson blooped a double inside the right-field line and scored when Lloyd McClendon doubled off the left-field wall.
Magrane struck out the next two batters and intentionally walked Dunston to get to Kilgus, who was batting .065 (2 for 31.). Kilgus singled in front of center fielder Willie McGee for the RBL
"It hit my bat,” Kilgus said. “But I’ll take it. That was a big run for us at the time. I think it gave our guys some momentum.”
St. Louis cut the deficit to 2-1 in the third. Magrane doubled, advanced to third on Vince Coleman’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Willie McGee’s sacrifice fly.
Chicago added a run in the fifth for a 3-1 lead. Kilgus walked to start the inning and went to third on Jerome Walton’s double. Kilgus scored on Ryne Sandberg’s sacrifice fly.
The Cubs moved to 24-8 against starting left-handers, the top percentage in the majors.
Tigers perk up to whip Brewers
Congratulations from No. I fan
Kenosha News photo by Bill Siel
Robby Gauss, 17-year-old bicycle racer from Kenosha, Is still winded as he receives congratulations from his mother, Caroline Gauss, after winning the Bill Schulte Memorial
30-lap points race Tuesday on Heritage Bank, Fuji Night at Washington Bowl. See story and photo on Page 20.
By Gregg Hoffmann
MILWAUKEE — Every time the Milwaukee Brewers look ready to stage some kind of run they take a step backward.
The Brewers had won four of their last five games going into Tuesday night. They had improved their defense, hitting and pitching.
Then they slipped backward in a 7-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers before a crowd of 18,837 at Milwaukee County Stadium.
Milwaukee starter Don August just didn’t have it, giving up eight hits and five runs in four innings. August and reliever Bill Krueger gave up a season-high seven walks. The Tigers, who came into the game dead last in the American League in hitting, got ll hits.
Meanwhile, the Brewers struggled at the plate against Detroit’s Doyle Alexander, who had not won since Memorial Day, and reliever Mike Henneman. Greg Brock’s home run provided one of the few bright spots.
“That was a Sominex game,” Brewers’ manager Tom Trebelhorn said. "August threw a lot of pitches and got behind. As slow as that game was in the early innings, it’s to the advantage of the team at the plate.
“It’s difficult to get into a good offensive spirit when you’re standing around on defense. It’s like ball control in other sports.
“They were able to get a couple big innings, and we weren’t. That was the difference.”
iff t’s difficult to get into I a good offensive * spirit when you re standing around on defense. It s like hall control in other sports. ”
Fred Lynn gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead in the first inning with a home run. Keith Moreland, who had singled, and Lou Whitaker, who had walked, were on base.
The Brewers loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth, but scored only one run, on Glenn Braggs’ sacrifice fly.
"If we get a hit in that situation, it could be a different ballgame,” Trebelhorn said. “You want to get more than one run from a bases-loaded situation.”
August struggled in the second, third and fourth innings, but managed to escape without any runs. However, in the fifth, he gave up singles to Whitaker and Alan Trammell to start the inning.
Krueger relieved August and gave up four runs on three hits and a walk in the inning. Krueger went on from there to record four scoreless innings, but the Brewers could score only one more run.
Brock made the score 7-2 with a solo home run in the sixth inning. It was Brock’s sixth homer of the season.
Bullpen problems lead to Twins’ demise
By Todd Korth
The bullpen, which has been effective of late for the Kenosha Twins, took a one-inning beating Tuesday night.
The Cedar Rapids Reds rebounded from a 3-1 deficit by scoring six times in the eighth inning to turn back the Twins, 7-3, at Simmons Field and break a five-game losing streak.
The setback snapped the Twins’ four-game winning streak and evened the four-game series at one game apiece.
Cedar Rapids, which entered the series after dropping four games to South Bend last week- JK. end, was victimized by effective pitching in a 3-2 loss to the Twins Monday night.
The solid pitching for Kenosha continued into Tuesday.
Twins’ starter Rich Garces, recovering from a sore elbow, was perfect through the first five innings.
Garces gave up a lead-off triple to the
speedy Norm Brock in the seventh and walked a batter before Rusty Kryzanowski came in.
Kryzanoski saved the Twins from further damage by getting Scott Bryant to ground into a double play, which scored Brock. He followed by getting Jeff Branson to ground out.
Ken Briggs led off the bottom of the seventh inning by hitting the first offering from Reds starter Steve Hester over the right-field wall for his fourth home run and give Kenosha a 3-1 lead.
Suddenly, Cedar Rapids decided to end its skid.
Kennedy Infante singled with one out in the eighth before Pete Beeler laced a 1-1 fastball over the left-field wall to even the game at 3-3.
Benny Colvard followed with a double to deep center field and one out later lefty Mike Pomeranz replaced Kryzanowski.
Duane Mulville greeted Pomeranz with a pinch-hit, RBI double down the right field line which drove in the game-winning run.
After Adam Casillas walked, Bryant doubled in two runs and eventually
/ wasn’t like we I kicked the hall • around. I was happy with the way we played. Our pitching just didn't through. ”
scored on a throwing error by shortstop Chuck Knoblauch.
“Rusty got out of that one inning and it looked like smooth sailing,” said Twins manager Steve Liddle. “The next thing you know, a guy gets a bleeder to right. He (Kryzanowski) throws a pitch up in the strike zone and he hits it out. That ties the game. From there on, it’s downhill all the way.”
Scott Economy, 5-1, entered the game for Hester in the seventh inning and got J.T. Bruett to ground into an inning-ending double play. The right-hander retired the side in the final two innings for the victory.
Kryzanowki, 3-6, took the loss for Kenosha.
“It wasn’t like we kicked the ball around,” said Liddle. “I was happy with the way we played. Our pitching just didn’t come through.”
Cheo Garcia gave the Twins an early 1-0 advantage by belting his team-high fifth home run over the left field wall to lead off the second.
Bryan Roskom smacked a two-out double to left in the fifth and scored on a single to center by Bruett, who extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single in the third inning.
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