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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta August 1973 THC LETHMIDOI HfiKALO Locals seek Canadian title Lakers are on their way By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer The home standing Leth- oridge Lakers should still be making their way across the country right about now with only one thing on their the Canadian senior baseball title. The Lakers along with a few board of directors are headed for New Bruns- wick to compete in the 1973 Canadian senior baseball cham- pionships which get under way Thursday and conclude Sunday. A Dumber of Laker couldn't make the trip wished the Alberta rep- resentatives luck early this morning as they boarded a a.m. chartered bus to Calgary. From the Lakers wfere scheduled fly directly to Montreal on a a.m. flight they would continue their journey to Edmunston for the championships via bus. Eleven clubs reoresenting 10 provinces will' participats in the four-day event which ras been divided into two divisions of round-robin-play. The province of New Brunswick was award- ed two entries into the cham- pionships due to their hosting of the series. Division A will feature teams from Prince Edward Nova Alberta and the host Edmun- ston while Division B will in- clude clubs from New British Newfoundland and Saskatche- wan. The top two teams in each division after the round-robin series will then advance to a sudden-death semi-final match which would lead the winners to a sudden-dsath championship final. The semi-final encounters have been scheduled so that the winners of the A division will face the runners-up in the B division and the winners of the B division will consequently meet the second place finishers in the A division. The Lakers will open their bid for the national crown Thursday with a match against Manitoba at 9 a.m. and another encounter against Ed- munston at 6 p.m. They'll see action again twice Friday with a match against at 9 a.m. and a 3 p.m. tilt against Nova Scotia. Lakers will finish off the round-robin series Satuday with an 8 a.m. encounter with Ontario. Hopefully the Lakers will reach the sudden-death semi- f nals and final slated to go at 8 a.m. and a.m. respectively Sunday. The Lakers' lineup blostered by six members from the Al- berta Major Baseball League should be strong contenders for the national title. Local players making the trip east include Rod Rob Marty Byran Randy Tim Ken Jim Mel Jerry Veres and Al Perchuk. Paul Sullivan and Bob who were announced ineligible prior to the Alberta will also make the but under different circumstances. Sullivan will ba a spectator while Brown will assist Ron Taylor with the coaching dut- ies. The six payers picked up for the national tourney include Bruce Brian Belts and Glen Winder of the Edmonton Les Ohrn of the Ed- monton Tigers and Red Deer Generals' Al McKee and Ken Nelson. Winder is replacing Dennis Linstrand of who was chosen earlier to accompany the Lakers but couldn't make the trip. Meanwhile Red Deer Gener- als' Bob has selected four members of the Lakers to form part of a team which will represent Alberta in the annual Kamloops Interna- tional Senior .Baseball Tourna- ment. The annual event will be staged from August 30 to Sep- tember 3 and will feature teams from Washing- Alberta and the host British Columbia. The Lakers chosen Ly Woro- betz include Rod Rob Howie Heggedal and Mar- ty Maxwell. Taylor and Roy had earlier been chosen to try-out for the Canadian national team which will participate in the world championships in September. Great time had by all at reunion in Cardston CARDSTON And a great time was had by That mildly describes the re- union here the other day of Cardston baseball players and officials of the illustrious base- ball era of the 1920's and '30's. The occasion was the 45th an- niversary of the Cardston Ma- ple Leafs winning their first provincial intermediate base- ball championship in 1928. It is also 60 years since Jack Mac- Kenzie and Del Beazer donned Cardston baseball uniforms to ultimately become the most famous baseball battery in Cardston's history. Cardston has long been an amateur sports giant in South- ern Alberta with baseball one of the real kingppins down through the years. Proceedings for the reunion got under way at Centennial Park with a crowd on hand to watch 25 baseball greats of Reissen lose battles TORONTO Top- seeded Stan Smith and eighth- seeded Marty Reissen battled emotional and physical let- downs and lost Tuesday night in the Canadian Open ten- nis championship. Both were first-round singles victims after leading Lhe United States to the Davis Cup chal- ge round by defeating Ro- mania in matches that ended Monday at Calif. the towering ffionde from Sea who is generally rated the best in the bowed 7-5 to Eddie Dibbs of Miami while RieSSen of lost 63. 6-2 to Charlie Pasarcll of Puerto Rico. Erik Van Smith's dou- les partner from San was the only American Dovis Cup team member tc sur- Lakers fined EDMONTON bridge Lakers of the Alberta Major Baseball League have been fined for abusing four umpires after losing a game in a baseball tournament. Lethbridge player Tim Ne- grello fined for his part in the commissioner George Behm said Monday. Lethbridge players who lost to Leduc Oilers 8-7 during a tournament in Lethbridge Aug. 11 accosted the umpires as they left the he said. The officials were push- kicked and subject- ed to vile and abusive langu- age a disgraceful spectacle compeltely lacking in acceptable baseball ethics and Meanwhile the Laker's board of directors have decided to wait until the Canadian cham- pionships are over before they plan any actions to the fines received. According to Lakers' vice- Jerry the management will appeal the fine assessed to the ball club but won't appeal the fine given to Negrello. Further information on this matter will be released at a vive. He beat Harold Solomon of Silver 6X2. Solomon played on the Davis Cup squad last year. is a good clay-courter and you have to move against Smith said. found that my body wasn't doing what my mind was telling it to TRANSITION NEEDED Smith and Riessen had to make the transition from fast cement to the slower courts in Toronto and play with about three hours sleep. who won the German Open this was deadly in his replacements and kept Smith away from the net with a superb return of service. I got lucky he didn't play that said the stocky Dibbs who had to com- bat a nine-inch height dis- advantage. was to groove his serve toward the end of the .For it as the re- verse as Pasarell kept him from attacking with a con- sistent booming serve. He ended the match on an ace. Fourth-ranked Manuel Orantes of Spain was the only other seed to experience diffi- culty but he prevailed in three sets over Frank Froehling of Fort 6-3. PILIC ADVANCES Fifth-seeded Nikki Pilic of Yugosloavia trounced Patricio CorneJ3 of Chile sixth- seeded Rod Laver of Australia downed countryman Geoff Mas- ters 6-0 in a rainrdelayed and lOth-seeded John Newcombe of Australia bested Ray Moore of South Af- rica 6-1. There were more upsets in women's play as unseeded Na- talie Fuchs of France elimi- nated third-seeded Pat Pre- torius of South Africa 7-5. Susan Stone of Vancouver got past the round with a 6-1 decision over Sharon Walsh of San who was unable to cop with high lobs into a stiff wind. wasn't a good loss for said Mrs. who lost in the first round to Australia's Margaret Court in 1971 Open. missed a lot of shots at the net. I just wanted to keep the ball in Another Canadian to advance was Janice Tindle who beat fel- low Vancouverite Vicki Berner 6-2. It's all or nothing for Muhammad All DEER Pa. might have to says Mu- hammad he loses to Ken Norton in their Sept. 10 rematch at Los Angeles. be All said during an interview at his camp in the Pennsylvania where he is preparing to fight the man who outpointed him and broke his jaw last March 31. be convinced I was washed up because this time I'm in shape. I beat myself the first Then Ali turned to talk about what he rates as one of the five most important fights of his career. fights with Sonny the first fight with Jerry Quarry and the one with Oscar Bona- vena. two Sonny Liston fights were he cause I won the title in the first one and if I had lost the second one I would have been out of the picture and would have had a tough way to go to get back. Quarry fight was my first after years out of box- and I Had to prove He stopped Quarry in three rounds Oct. in Atlanta and followed that by stopping Bonavena in the 15th round i in n fioht which 1 I wouldn't have gotten a shot at All's reasons for not including his famous 15-round loss to Joe Frazier were. 'HAD IT MADE' had it win or lose. I had my million. And there are a lot of people who thought I won. My stock didn't go down But his stock would dip sharply with anther loss to a fact of which Ali does not have to be reminded. at I'm 213 pounds now weighed 221 for the first Norton I'm in better shape shape today than when I fouoht Joe Frazier. Cardston in all stages of mo- ranging in age from Garth of to Ryerson of Card- as they got reacquainted and cavort around the diamond competing for three trophies for superiority in bat- ting and running. Owen now of Fort Ma-cleod and a stalwart catch- er with the 1935 Alberta champ- ion Maple took the throwing honors with a heave of 150 feet. Doug Allred iron-armed pitch- er of the 1928 team now living in was the hit- ting winner by belting the ball 231 feet. Keith a 1935 team member living in led the pack in the 100- foot dash in the time of under six according to timer Dahl a form- er umpire. Garth a 1935 team judged the events and presented the tro- phies at a banquet later in tae evening. Those on hand from the 1928 Maple Leafs were Ab Doug Harold Jack W i 11 ardl Harry Bill Lawrence Lee and Lyle manager. From the 1935 team were Ab Garth Ken Grant Jack Willard Rulon Owen Bohne and Keith Leavitt. Other oldtime stars in attendance were Heber M a t k i Ryerson Booth Card. Dahl Rod MacKenzie Milt Han- Ernie Roy Long and Ken Allred. There were a numiber of high- lights at tine reunion including a display of photo- graphs of old Cardston teams from 1908 and player lists from 1897 to 1935 proved to be a major attraction. Copies of reports appearing in The Lethbridge Herald of the 1928 and 1935 championship games were part- of the display and revived memories of some great performances of those days. Deputy Mayor Stan Johnson welcomed the group to Cardston and presented master of cere- monies Willard one of the driving forces in the organ- ization of the with a cheque for to help defray the cost of trophies purchased for the event. Each person present was call- ed upon to report briefly on his personal history and recall highlights of his career as a baseball player or officfel in Cardston. Memories were plen- tiful. Special tributes were paid to the late Charlie Cheesman and Del Beazer by Lyle Holland and Jack MacKenzie respecSrS- ly. an amateur sports great in coached base- ball teams in Cardston from 1912 to 1940 besides organizing and promoting sport of all kinds for 40 years. Lyle chairman of the all-star Cardston baseball team selection com- assisted by Dahl Cald- announced the results of the public nominations for po- sitions en the team. Engraved trophies were pre- sented to those named pitch- er Del Beazer catcher Jack first Daseman Willard sec- ond baseman Ken third baseman Roy shortstop Ernie left fielder Harold centre fielder Grant right fielder Bill Laid- all-round player Ab Ca- coach Charlie Cheesman The reunion was an outstand- ing success with Ryerson Chris- tie providing an inspiring sight by attending in his wheel chair. Former players came from as far away as Salt Lake City to the south to Edmonton on the indicating the strength of the bonds that bind old team- mates together. There's a possibility of an- other reunion in five years. CV. 100 Coming Soon What else do you The three Maxwell brothers Marty Randy the Canadian senior baseball championships to be held and Bryan work as a team at home when in New Brunswick. It seems Randy and incomes to packing their bags. The who also Bryan were doing all the work while Marty tho work as a team on the ball are members of the Lethbridge who left early this morning for supervising on the eve of their trip east. Violence has started early Hooligans threaten soccer LONDON It has started again'-4he vicious and seemingly inexplicable hooli- gansim that threatens Britain's most popular sport. Even more vio- lence among young soccer fans who pack the terraces and stands to watch their fa- vorite teams has erupted this year even before the new sea- son has officially started. Last violence dim.' med the natural exuberance and -excitement of thousands of spectators and cast a long shadow over the entire profes- sional game. The worst eruption was in Glasgow where traditional arch rivals Celtic and Rangers battled before a crowd oE more than- 80.000 Saturday at Ibrox Park. The match was clean and skillful. Excitement built to fever pitch as both teams struggled for mastery. Only seven minutes of the 90-min- ute game were left wlien Celtic went ahead 2-0. This was the signal for trouble. Fighting broke out at one end of the field where Rangers supporters were jammed. Hundreds of fans surged onto the field as bot- tles and cans were brandished and hurled. Dozens of people were in including police who raced in to restore order. The match was held up and 80 fans were arrested. At another match at Work- ington in northern eight people were in- cluding one man who had to receive first-aid treatment after his nose was pierced by a dart. Police charged that the vio- lence at where the local team was playing a match against Car- lisle was deliberate and said a group of 250 youths were looking for trou- The in rival battled with bricks and stones. And to top the week- end came violence which broke out on a train carrying fans home to Oxford from Herford In central Eng- land. 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