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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta League champions Although Dorigalti placed last in the championship flight of the Country Club Men's Golf League playoffs last they still carry around the honors of being this year's league pennant winners. The 1973 league champs include front left to Tom Charlie Waldie and Logan Tait. Back left to Ed John Dick Broderick and Len Allen. Missing from the picture were teammates Art Don Ralph Jim Crighton and John Home. Single breaks tie after 14 innings Reitz blasts game winning i hit By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ken Reitz smashed a two-run single with two out in the 14th inning Monday to earn St. Louis Cardinals a 6-3 victory over Houston Astros in National League baseball play. The win allowed the leaders in the league's East Di- to strengthen their mar- gin over idle Pittsburgh Pirates by one-half game. lh other rookie Steve Rogers threw a three-hitter as Montreal Expos whipped West Division leading Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 in Montreal's Jarry Philadelphia Phillies turned back San Francisco Gi- ants 7-4 and New York Mets tripped San Diego Padres 6-5. At Reitz' game-win- ning hit followed walks to Tom- mie Tom Heintzelman and Mike Kelleher. Lou Brock then finished the rally with a run-producing double. Cardinals had tied the game at 3-3 in the eighth when Brock singled and came home on Ted Sizemore's double. Astros bunched five hits for three runs in the sixth inning with Doug Rader's two-run single tying the game and Tommy Helms' two-out single Locals will defend titles Three Lethbridge sharpshoot- ers will travel to Ponoka to de- fend their titles in the eighth annual Riflemen's Rodeo Sept. 2 and 3. As in years before the two- day event sponsored by the Ponoka Fish and Game Asso- ciation will be staged at the Bowie Ranch located six miles south of Ponoka. Local marksmen expected to make the trip north include de- fending champions Bob Evelyn Leffingwell and George Pohn. Hobbs captured the men's senior title last year while Leffingwell picked up the La- dies' title and Pohn the open sights title. giving Houston its go-ahead run. Roger Metzger's leadoff single started the sixth-inning Houston rally. Bob Watson dou- bled and both runners scored on Rader's hit. Singles by Jimmy Wynn and Helms brought Rader home. Red Simmons smacked his 12th homer for Cardinals' first run in the second and two walks and Jose Cruz' single made it 2- 0 in the fourth. In even Rogers wasn't impressed with himself despite pitching his third shut- out in less than a month. Larks will host Alberta finals The Lethbridge Labor Club Larks will host the 1973 inter- mediate B women's fastball championship playoffs this weekend. The Larks will entertain three other provincial representatives in a two-day double-knockout event which gets under way Saturday and concludes SVun- day. Calgary Shoppers Sharks and the host Larks will open the championship finals Saturday at p.m. and will be follow- ed by a match between the Peace River Papp's Trucking and Mar Wayne at p.m. The two losers will meet Sun- day morning at 10 o'clock v-hile the winners are schedul- ed to tangle at 12 o'clock noon. The losers of the 10 o'clock contest will be eliminated from the tourney while the winners will advance to a four o'clock tilt against the losers of the two o'clock encounter. The winners of this game will then move onto the champion- ship finals against only team that still remains unde- feated after their first two starts. This team must be de- feated twice. All games will be staged at the Dave Elton Park. Meanwhile the Lethbridge Ju- nior Optimists will travel to Edmonton for the Albsrta ju- nior A girls' fastball finals this weekend. The Optimists will' take part in a two-day double-knockout event for the Alberta title. Teams taking part in the two- day series include Red Grande Cal- wood and Edmonton. Merritt ined for spitters BOSTON Joe president of fined the American southpaw Jim Merritt of Texas Rangers an undisclosed amount Monday for allegedly throwing spitters in a 9-0 baseball win over Cleveland Indians. Cronin said that after talking with umpires and reviewing news reports he sent Merritt a telegram telling him of the fine. we have no actual evi- by his own admission he violated the rule and therefore the Cronin said. traded by the Indians to Texas this was quoted as saying he thrsw sbout 25 fast Sunday in the shutout in Cleve- land. Asked if that meant he threw a Merritt smiled and take it from Graylord the Indians' ace has been ac- cused by many managers and players of throwing the spitter. Merritt said he had not thrown a spitball prior to Sun- but added that have been losing quite a lot of ball games lately and I decided to try something didn't have a good break- ing ball Rogers said. But while improving his record to the rookie right- hander held the Dodgers hitless until catcher Joe Ferguson sin- g'ed with two out in the fourth. Ferguson got another single in the seventh and Willie Davis got the other Lcs Angeles a nmth-inning single. Rogers outdusled Los Angeles veteran Andy Messersmith who ran into trouble early as the Expos scored a run in each of the first two innings. Home runs by Mike Schmidt and Bill Robinson helped Phila- delphia beat San Francisco and snap a three game losing streak. Jim Loriborg won Ms 12th game against 10 defeats with ninth-inning relief help. The Phillies scored five runs off Jim Barr in the first inning with Schmidt's shot the big blow. He was hitless in 17 trips before the home run. Rusty Staub slugged a grand slam homer in the fourth inning to help New York beat San Diego. George benefited from 'Staub's blast. Fred Clarence Gas- ton and Dave Roberts hit home runs for the Padres while Steve took the loss. Orioles sport bfg lead Weaver feels pressured By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For the other teams in the midst of the American League East title there's nothing to worry about. There's plenty of time to overtake streaking Baltimore who've won 14 consecutive games. This comss from no less an authority than Baltimore man- ager Earl Weaver. a lot more pressure when you win than when you Weaver reeling from the pressure of another victory after Baltimore whipped Texas Hangers 6-1 Monday night in one of four league games.. In the other Min- nesota Twins whipped Detroit Tigers Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 and Boston Red Sox downed Oakland Athletics 5-2. you lose on April 29 cr May it don't mean nothing. Even Aug. 29. But in September when the end of that month rolls then it means Weaver said. LEAD BY 5 GAMES The Orioles' lead remained five games over Boston after the Red Sox fell to Oakland. still a long way away Weaver said. until we get into Baltimore's 14-game winning streak is the longest in the ma- jors since 1965 when San Fran- cisco strung that many to- gether. Earl Williams led Baltimore's assault on driving in four three of them with his 17th home run of the season. Bobby Grich added a two-run shot for the Orioles. Mike allowed 10 hits while picking up the win. David was the loser. Detroit slipped seven games off Baltimore's pace.with the loss to Minnesota. CAREW GETS 3 HITS Rod the American League's leading ripped three hits and stole home. Dan traded by Detroit to Minnesota during spring train- came back to haunt the Ti- gers in his first major league start. Fife allowed just four hits for the win. who raised his batting average to swiped home on the front end of a fifth-inning double steal with sore-legged Tony Oliva stealing second be- hind him. After seven Wilbur Wood finally won his 21st game of the pitching Chicago to the victory over Milwaukee. who has lost surren- dered nine hits and Jorge Orta's leadoff single touched off a three-run White Sox rally that gave Chicago the lead in the fifth inning. Orta added a two-run homer in the eighth. Designated hitter Orlando Ce- peda drove in three runs with a double and a helping Boston defeat Oakland. Rogelio Moret earned his ninth straight victory without a despite surrendering De- ron Johnson's 19th homer of the season. Hawks travel east for title The Taber Ebony Hawks will be on their way to Nova Scotia for the 1973 Can- adian senior B men's lacrosse championship finals Monday. The Hawks will be only one of six teams seeking the Canadian title in a four-day round-robin series which gets under way Sept. 4 and concludes Sept. 7. Other provinces represented in the national finals include British Nova Scotia and On- tario. The who earned a berth into the finals by drop- ping St. Albert Golden Jets in the Alberta wffl open the round-robin series with a match against British Columbia Tues- day. The Herald will carry up to date coverage on the Hawks' performances. Meanwhile the Lethbridge midget Mohawks will take part in the Tackleberry Midget La- crosse Tournament in Calgary over the long weekend. The Mohawks will join teams from Saskatchewan. Edmonton and Calgary for the annual event. The 16-team three-day double- knockout affair starts Saturday and concludes Monday. Here I come This unidentified hockey player is jus t starting on his way back while taking part in line rushes during the Lethbridge L onghorns' rookie camp opener at Hender- son Lake Ice Centre Monday night. The roo kie camp will run throughout the week with practices slated for a p.m. start Wed nesday and 6 p.m. Thursday ond Friday. The Longhorns will toil in the Alberta Junior Hockey League during the 1973-74 season. Both clubs seek victories tonight Stampeders eye Lions VANCOUVER Cal- gary shaken by a 24-4 loss to Edmonton Eskimos are anxious to re- move some of the tarnish in to- day's Western Football Confer- ence game against the upstart British Columbia Lions. The Eskimos not only spoiled the debut of starry halfback Leon recently ac- quired from Toronto but also clobbered their Calgary hosts before a record crowd. While the Stampeders were taking their British Co- lumbia defeated Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23-19. The Lions earlier defeated Edmonton. A sputtering Lion offence has finally begun to jell with quar- terback Don Moorhead coming into his own backed by the power running of Johnny Munro Ealey and Jim Young and sure hands of Lefty Hendrickson. on the other has been forced to play a game of musical quarterback with starter Pete Liske changing off with backup Jim Lindsey de- pending on who is hot. Neither one could spark the team in the last game. Both teams go into today's contest with identical 2-2 but B.C. can add a IB- IS pre-season win against the Stampeders to its Despite the Lions' winning they did have their prob- lems with the acquisition Fri- day of offensive back Dave Cranmer from Hamilton Tiger- Cats. Cranmer finally agreed to join the team Monday. The club announced that Cranmer was to be here Monday night after being contacted by general manager Jackie Parker. obtained in a trade for defensive half Dave had said he wouldn't pack his bags until he heard from Parker. Cranmer had said In a tele- phone interview early Monday crux of the matter is In the injury Cal- gary's major concern is the health of John voted top lineman in the country last year. The big defensive nursing strained knee ligaments suffered in the game against is expected to dress for today's game. If Helton's knee doesn't hold Dennis Coleman has been reactivated after being cut Wednesday to fill his position Howard Starfcs has rebounded from a knse injury and is slated to start at safety. Race results EDMONTON Northlands Park race results FIRST 7 fur- longs. Play The Line 14.60 7.30 Royal Summer 4.00 Dream Day 6.10. Miss Cana- dian Sis Boom also ran. SECOND IVa miles. Winter Field 6 60 3 90 Warship Eagle 5.60 Memory Hill .4.40. Grey Arts Copper Triole Charm also ran. DAILY 5116.60 THIRD SI 7 fur- longs. 0 What A Blend 7.00 3.20 Horseguards 3.00 Steel Slipper 3.00. 1-5. Jake's Nobody's Kelly Joy's Beau Tango also ran. FOURTH Rina 11.10 Award 4.70 Special Stock 5.80. 2-5. Star Dark Lod North also ran. FIFTH 7 tur- longs. seem automatic after 2j7 straight completions Eastern Conference kickers have perfect record TORONTO Some say converts are automatic just a matter of kicking the ball over the opposition's heads. That's what it's been in the Eastern Football Conference after four weeks of the sched- touchdowns and 27 con- verts. Kickers haven't been as accu- in the Western Football Conference where there has been 40 major- and only 34 con- verts. British Columbia Lions have downs and Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers one Canadian Football League re- leased show. In another kicking depart- Organ of Ottawa Rough Riders is set- ting a rapid pace with 12 after five games. He also has five converts for a total of 41 best in the and nine ahead of Ian Hamilton Tiger-Cats' place kicker. 28-year-old points title last year with booted 29 field goals in the 1972 season to fall one short of Ted Gerell's record set in 1968 for British Columbia Lions. Another place Dave Cutler of Edmonton leads the WFC in scoring with 36 points followed by counter- part Jack Abendschan of Sas- katchewan with 25. The rushing leaders in both conferences have gained 307 yards but that's where the similarity ends. Gene Fos- nf IPelrimAe hac hie ing total on 51 rushes for a six- yard-a-carry average. Jim Evenson of the Rough Riders has carried the ball 77 times for his total. Second in the west is George Reed of Saskatchewan with 291 23 more than Roy Bell of the Eskimos. Hamilton's Andy Hopkins is 12 yards behind while John Harvey of Montreal Alouettes is third with 226 yards on only 20 carries for an 8.1 average. Sophomore Tom Campana of has caucht the most passes in the for 255 yards and a 14.2 average. Paul Williams of Winnipeg is next with 17 catches for 298 a 17.5 average. 33-year-old fullback who holds numerous CFL has 15 receptions for 144 giving him 435 yards gained in rushing and pass re- ceiving after four games. In the veteran Carney Henley and team-mate Tony Gabriel share the pass-receiv- ine lead with 15 each. Henley has gained 203 yards and Ga- briel 152. Quarterback Don Jonas of the Bombers has completed 64 of 144 passes for 971 yards best in the CFL. Jonas and Ron Lan- caster of Saskatchewan have allowed the most eight. Bruce Lem- merman has the best 60 per on 15 completions from 25 attempts for 176 yards. Quarterback Chuck- Ealey of the Tiger-Cats tops the east in yardage 663. He has been successful on 56 of 92 while Joe Thiesmann of Toronto Argonauts has com- pleted 41 of 80 attempts for 641 yards. Theismann has given up the most six. The Eskimos were the last team in the CFL to give up an interception. In their 24-1 tri- umph over Calgai-y Stamped- ers last Tom Wilkinson and Lemmerman each had a pass picked off. Hamilton and British Colum- bia -Lions lead in the depart- ment of least fumbles only one each. the Ticats have recovered 12 opposition fumbles to top that department. Sheha's Shade 5.80 Chsrlesworihy 3 3a Miss Eastern Day 4.90. Northern Ruby Just Fantastic Petticoat Pirate SIXTH 4-year-olds and 7 furlongs. Special Bout 5.20 3.10 Pcly Glen 3.50 Biq 5.60. Time 4-5. Haydens Misty Swoon Rae of Tedlee also ran. SEVENTH 4-year-olds and 7 furlongs. Mr. Wolfe 5.20 J.80 His World 3.00 Merry Muffett 3.40. Patapouf also ran. EIGHTH 4-year-olds and 7 furlongs. Klondike TVIr-enj 170 340 Miss ituart 5.30 Tally Boy 3.40. 2-S. Happy Circle Flint- Split Tis Foolery also ran. 521.30 Carpet PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. ;