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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta August 1973 THE LITH8RIDGI HERALO Tennis club enjoying banner year And backto you Action is the name of the gamo at the Henderson Lake Tennis Courts. You may not believe it but 550 such as June Sevcov of belong to the Leth- bndge Tennis Club. June is one of the more attractive members of the club. Canadian Summer Games under way in Burnaby BC. Swimming and two of the glamor events of the Can- ada Summer opened to- day as the Games got into full swing British Columbia and Ontario are expected to reap a rich har- vest of medals at the S12-mil- lion Olympic pool in neighboring New Westminster. six other sports- soccer and water ski- started competition while lawn bowling and field hockey were into their second day. The Games weie officially opened by Marc fed- eral health and welfare minis- Friday night in a colorful ceremony at Queen's Park Sta- dium before a packed house of six landed on a choir and a parade of athletes took part in the for which spectators paid to watch. Except for a Newfoundland girl and a Saskatchewan girl who fainted at the opening cere- the whole program went off without a hitch. In a couple of unfortunate accidents marred field hockey. Two of Saskatchewan's girls were injured in a game against Ontario. Lynn Stelmacowich of Melfort scored a goal and mo- ments later was m a collision and broke her nose. She will not play in any more games Stampede Wrestling Exhibition Pavilion AUG. 6 p.m. NO. AMER. TITLE CHAIN MATCH STOMPER GOULD1E vs LES THORNTON OMAR ATLAS vs YASU FUJI 6 Big Bouts-14 TV Watch STAMPEDE WRESTLING on CJOC-TV Shortly Sandra Smith of Allan was hit by the which broke her glasses and produced a five-inch gash over her eye. Saskatchewan coach Joan Di- dur said she didn't think Smith had another pair of glasses with her and she might miss the resl of the team's games. The Saskatchewan-Ontario game ended 2-2 with the east- erners needing two second-half goals for the tie. In other favored Brit- ish Columbia thrashed Alberta 6-1 with Stephanie Olynk of Vic- toria scoring three times. Manitoba walloped the North- west Territories 12-0 with Jean Kling of Winnipeg scoring six times. The N.W.T. team has been playing the game for only a month and didn't expect to but it was a favorite of the crowd of about who watched the three games in ex- cellent weather. The tempera- ture was in the mid-70s with no wind and low humidity. Trudy coach of the said there are only about 16 field hockey players in the Territories and 14 of them are at the Games. of our girls had played a little field hockey at high school in Calgary before mov- ing she said none of the others had seen a hockey stick a month Mvffler 4th St. and 3rd Ave. S. 337-6881 Open Doily Bom to ft p m Do you believe 550 By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor To say that tennis in Leth- bridge is on upswing may sound like a play on words. it is the only way to describe the rise of tennis popularity in the city and southern Alberta. One need only spend part of an afternoon in the com- pany of Paul Stevenson to re- alize just how popular the net game is. the likeable pub- licity director of the Leth- bridge Tennis Club told me this week that there are some 534 members in the Leth- bridge club. hold it I said. mean to tell with a straight that there are 550 people who play tenms at the Henderson Lake Tennis not he said. figure coukl be He wasn't fooling me. If he had said maybe. But no not in Leth- bridge. are probably more than Stevenson added. see we have a number of family memberships out this year but only count it as I had to that I was in a month of tennis playing would I have thought that tennis was that popular. Stevenson guided me furth- er along the road of bewilder- ment in the ever-increasing sport of tennis. would have to say that tennis is the fastest growing sport in the world today. In particular in North It is nearly impossible to get string for racket pointed out Stevenson. Then he showed me 25 or 30 boxes of tennis with three balls to a box. it. That's our sup- ply for the rest of the he stated. Just can't get anymore and we have The Henderson Lake Ten- nis Courts are ones club or anyone for that can well be proud of. There are sue courts all which makes a person wonder do you accom- modate all the members on six Things run rather smooth- ly despite the large member- Stevenson points out. While the Tennis Club it- self maintains most of the control over operation of the there are two court supervisors. One is paid by the City of Lethbridge and the other by the Tennis Club. The arrangement is work- ing out excellently. Very if tennis players are forced to wait for a match most days of the week. Members of the club have free access to the courts with only the junior members re- stricted to certain times. Non- club members are welcome. we have to cater to our states Ste- vension. we certainly do welcome out of town players. In particular we would like to see more people from the The Southern Alberta Open tournament is set for next weekend. The annual affair always draws the top players from B.C. and a num- ber from Montana and Cali- fornia. It goes without saying 1973 has been the biggest and most successful year in the history of the Lethbridge Tennis Club. In one month alone the club Mays provides the sting for Mete Flu bug slows down Cardinals By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Louis Cardinals were bit by the flu then stung by Willie Mays' bat. The bug laid them low and Mays' three-run homer laid them out as New York Mets took a 7-3 National League baseball decision Friday night. In Friday's other Chi- cago Cubs stopped Montreal Expos Pittsburgh Pirates defeated Philadelphia Phillies 3- Atlanta Braves edged San Diego Padres Los Angeles ANDY CAPP f 'E'S VERV v CANT REMEMBER. THE UASTTIME 'E KISSED ME-BUT'E1L PULVERIZE ANY BLOKE WHO DOES WHAT'S WUKS LIKE THAT MISSUS Help Royals slop Tivins a Otis wield bats By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota has a whole team of Twins but they were done in Friday night by a couple of Kansas City twosomes. John Mayberry smashed his 22nd driving in his ma- jor league-leading 86tli and 87th and Amos Otis drove in one run and scored powering the Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Twins in an American League baseball game. In Friday's other American League Oakland A's shaded California Angels 2-1 in 11 Detroit Tigers trimmed New York Yankees 7- Cleveland Indians whipped Milwaukee Brewers Chi- cago White Sox downed Texas Rangers 5-3 and Baltimore Ori- oles dropped the opener of a twi-mght doubleheader to Bos- ton Red Sox then won the nightcap 8-2. and are the best 1-2 punch in the said Kansas City man- ager Jack noting the pair's 43 home 154 runs batted in and 140 runs scored. The held to one hit for 10 innings by Bill got an 11-mning run on doubles by Mike Hegan and Bert Camp- aneris to beat the Angels. Dwight Evans and Rico Pet- rocelli delivered two-run singles in a seven-run fourth inning as the Red Sox erased a four-run Midget girls in action Sunday The Lethbridge Midget North Stars will host the 1973 Alberta midget A guls' fastball championship finals at Dave El- ton Park Sunday. Three teams will seek the provincial title in the one-day double-knockout event. The host North Stars and Red Deer Lake will officially open the tourney with a '10 o'clock encounter Sunday morning and will followed with a game between the losers of the open- er and Bonn Accord at 12 o'clock noon The third contest of the day is slated for a two o'clock start teatunng the winners of game one meeting Bonn Accord The final match is scheduled for 4 p.m. and if another game is needed it'll go at 6 p m. Meanwhile the Southern Al- berta Major Men's Fastball League playoffs got under way with a pair of games Thursday night. In the first Pincher Creek Orphans blanked Picture Buttp Kae Motors 9-fl while in the second Highway 23 suffered a s'lm 1-0 setback in a game that went 12 innings In the first tilt. Darrel Lea- vitL hurled one-hit ball for seven complete innings to shirt- out Picture Butte. Starter Hartley Phillips was tagged with the loss while giv- ing way to Joe Tokai in the sixth frame. Alf Gorzatza stroked a double and single for the winners while Mike Storey added a pair of singles Dan Tolley managed a single for Picture Butte's lone hit. The Lethbridge North Stars found Highway 23 a little tough- er then they thought they'd be as they needed five extra mn- ings to earn the victory. Ron Zasadny went the dis- tance for the win while Tim Woods was banded the loss. Both pitchers gave up only five liits. Walt Hogg led the losers at the plate with a double and single while Woods aided his own cause with a triple Jim Tratch the North Stars with two singles. deficit and gave Luis Tiant his 14th victory in their opener. The Orioles had 17 hits in the nightcap after spotting Boston a 2-0 first-inning lead that rookie Dick Pole couldn't hold. The split left the Orioles one- half game ahead of the Tigers and Yankees and 11-2 ahead of the Red Sox in the American League East. Gene Michael's two-run throwing error helped the Ti- gers to four runs in the second inning and Mickey Lolich held the Yankees to five hits. The first of Oscar Gamble's two home runs climaxed a tie- breaking four-run rally in the sixth inning for the Indians. Jorge Orta singled in the go- ahead run in the eighth inning for the White Sox against the Rangers' Jim Bibby. who pitched a no-hitter in his last outing. This Chicago's Wil- bur Wood was to try for his 21st win against the Rangers at Chi- cago The Brewers are at and the Royals at Minnesota in other afternoon games the A's are at Cali- the Yankees at Detroit and the Red Sox at Baltimore. Dodgers blanked San Francisco Giants 3-0 and Cincinnati Reds topped Houston Astros 11-5 after losing the first game of their doubleheader 1-0. Before their game at Shea manager Red Schoendienst and 11 the Cardinals were reported uffering from a flu epidemic bich affected their iroats and chests Included in the stricken group ere starters Joe Ted Ken Bernie arbo and Friday's starting Rich Folkers. They all though. Mays slugged his home s fifth this year and No. 659 of us m the seventh inning o turn a one-run game into an easy win for Jon Mat- ack Matlack and Felix vho collected bis career ut in the were on base or the round-tripper. The loss cut the Cardinals' ead over the second place Cubs n the National League East to Vi games. Rick Reuscael pitched a four- utter for the Cubs against the Sxpos and drove in a run him- elf against loser Steve 0-7 Willie Stargell and Manny hit home runs for the Crates. Rookie pitcher John tfodan earned his first major eague victory with relief help rom Ramon Hernandez. Darrell Evans drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded single in the ninth for the Braves against the Padres. The Dodgers' Andy Mes- sersmith picked up his llth vic- holding the Giants to three hits. Cesar Cedeno's sacrifice fly n the 10th inning drove m the Astros' only run in their 1-0 first-game win. Don Wilson held the Reds to four hits. GET SEVEN Pete Rose's three-run double highlighted a seven-run rally in the seventh inning of the second game for Cincinnati. the Cubs start Fergy Jenkins of Ont at Montreal against the Expos. Roofae Steve who pitched shutouts in his first two major league is the Mon- treal pitcher. Tonight's other games have the Padres at Atlanta and the Pirates at Philadelphia for twi- night doubleheaders This after- the Cardinals were to play at New the Astros at Cincinnati and the Dodgers at San Francisco. The Cardinals play a double- header at New York Sunday. Single games have the Cubs at the Pirates at Phila- the Padres at the Astros at and the Dodgers at San Francisco. WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL FPrm Industrial Anything Made of COPPER MASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Laadi Carloads Truck Scalm Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NtW LOCATION 104 33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 It Our took in more money In mem- berships than in three or four years combined. The clubhouse has shower some a lounge and even a email kitchen. At the start of the new sea- son tennis lessons were con- ducted by 12 members of the club. Each member had as many as 20 pupils at a to instruct. The club is headed by presi- dent Marv vica president Herb sec- retary-treasurer Geni Noble and membership chairman Don MacKenzie. Forming the board of direc- tors are Larry Fong and Ethel Higgins. as a has no real season. If the weather is the players are at the courts. This jear they played in February after closing the year in October. very proud of our facilities and our added Stevenson Whan he says something like you know he wants to show it off The locals will get a chance to do just that next weekend at the open tournament. are you sure 550 members or DIDN'T KNOW By GARY KIRK 1 KIRK'S TIKE SALES LTD. 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