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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, December 30, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Steelers are in the Super Bowl 'It was meant to The best of the Sugar Bowl Raymond Comets captured their own Sugar Bowl Basketball Tournament Saturday when they beat the Cardston Cougars in the final. Members of the Raymond team are, front row, left to right, Mark Williams, Jim Ralph, Jeff Hill, Robert Heggie, Mark DeMeester and Ken Still, manager. Back, left to right, are assistant coach Brian Dudley, Mark Kearns, Ray Romeril, Larry Bartsoff, Don Steed, Ron Hill, and head coach Bob Gibb. The insert at the left shows Fred Zeiler, the most valuable player in the tournament from the Vincent Massey Trojans Raymond Comets victorious, drop Cardston 54-49 in final By GARRY ALLISON Herald Sports Writer Raymond Comets, behind the strong play of Jim Ralph and Robert Heggie, defeated the Cardston Cougars 54-49 Saturday night to capture the championship at the Raymond Sugar Bowl Basketball Tournament. Ralph was dealy with his jump shooting, particularly in the first half, and racked up 18 points for the champions, while Heggie controlled the boards for the Raymond club, using his six feet two inches to great advantage. The Comets, under the guidance of head coach Bob Gibb, ran up quarter leads of 19-10, 36-30 and 48-38, but found the Cougars gaining during the last quarter. Raymond's collective hot shooting hand cooled drastically in the final quarter, as they only managed to hoop six points as a team. The Cougars, however, failed to take advantage of the Comets offensive sag and could only gain five points on the champions. Mark Williams also had a big hand in the Raymond scoring, accounting for nine points Top man for Cardston was Rod Beazer while Ralph West added nine and Don Yuill eight. Regina Luther Lions 54-40; and Magrath lost to John Diefenbaker 56-52. Saturday William Aberhardt dropped Winston Churchill 63-59; Magrath defeated Regina 71-43; Cardston upended Vincent Massey 69-61; Raymond swamped John Diefenbaker 72-59; Magrath edged William Aberhardt 45-42; Vincent Massey nipped John Diefenbaker 49-47; and Raymond defeated Cardston 54-49 in the championship game. Third place in the tournament went to Winnipeg's Vincent Massey Trojans as they narrowly squeaked by John Diefenbaker Chiefs of Calgary 49-47. Zieler was the big man for the Trojans, ramming home 28 points. No one else ori the team even made it into the double figure range with Tim Thorne the second highest scorer with five. Rob Thurgood was high for the Chiefs with nine points. The Chiefs once trailed by as much as much as 14 points during the game but fought back valiantly only to fall two points short of victory. The consolation event went to the Magrath Zeniths on the strength of their 45-42 win over William Aberhardt. Heggie's fine play throughout the tournament was recognized when he was selected to the AH Star team. Also chosen to the squad were Mark Jorgenson from William Aberhardt in Calgary; Rnn Harker of Magrath Zeniths; Rod Beazer of Cardston Cougars: and Ron Thurgood of the John Diefenbaker Chiefs of Calgary. The tournament's most valuable player was Fred Zeiler of the Vincent Massey Trojans from Winnipeg. Zeiler averaged 29 points a game during the tourney and was the main rebounder and defensive threat for the Chiefs as well. In the opening game of the tournament Friday, Winston Churchill Bulldogs beat Vincent Massey 50-40. In the following games Cardston defeated William Aberhardt 57-39; Raymond dropped Magrath trailed 24-21 at half time but recovered in the second half to overtake the Aberhardt team and win the game. Don Mehew scored 15 points for the winners and Vince Harker chipped in with another 14. Mark Jorgenson headed up the scoring for the losers with 24 points, twice as many as Tom Owen had in second spot. Raymond earned the right to advance to "the final when they defeated John Diefenbaker Chiefs 72-57 during the 1 p.m. game. Mark Williams was high man for Raymond with 18 points. Mark DeMester hooped 14 points and Robert Heggie had Raymond led 41-31 at the half over the Chiefs who received 25 points from Deric Orton and 11 each from Rob Thurgood and Jim Thomas. Cardston moved into the final via a 69-61 victory over Vincent Massey in a noon time game. The Cougars were led by Don Yuill with 24 points and Rod Beazer with a total of 22. Once again Fred Zeiler was the top man for the Massey team with an astounding 33 points. Magrath Zeniths swamped the Regina Luther Lions 71-43 during the a.m. game Saturday. Ron Harker hooped 18 points for the Zeniths while Ted Haynes and Barry Mehew chipped in with 10 apiece. John McCullough had 14 for the losers but Drew Ward was top man with 15. In the opening game Saturday William Aberhardt defeated Winston Churchill 63- 59. Perry Mirkovich had 12 for the winners and Norm Bota hooped 11. Mark Jorgenson topped the Aberhardt squad with 19 points. Regina Luther Lions were presented with the sportsmanship award for their gentlemanly play during the two day event. REBOUNDS Cindy Hubek was crowned Miss Sugar Bowl for the coming year during an impressive half time ceremony the cheer leading competition was won by the William Aberhardt gals the Cardston team is a sharp looking unit prior to every ball game in the team blazers John Diefenbaker Chief coach Bert Howarth would substitute five at a time consistently throughout the game with Vincent Massey he apparently felt five fresh men at a time would be the best chance of winning... it almost worked, he only fell two points short... the Raymond Cultural Hall was filled to overflowing for the final two games over spectators were crammed into every available space there is little doubt that Fred Zieler will be a player Canadians will hear more about in the years to come he is a good scorer but more important he works the boards well and is not afraid to get roughed up a bit for a rebound. Red Devils thumped twice Pronghoms OAKLAND (AP> Pitts- burgh Steelers are heading for the Super bowl for the first time in their 42-year history. On Jan. 12 in New Orleans, one of owner Art Rooney's dreams comes true when his Steelers are to play for the National Football League championship. The other dream, of course, is to win it. To do that, the Steelers will have to beat Minnesota Vikings. But for now, beating Oakland satisfies one of pro football's grand old men. "I feel like a big the 73-year-old president of the Steelers said, savoring the 24- 13 victory over the Raiders in Sunday's American Conference championship. "It was meant to were meant to win this said quarterback Terry Bradshaw. "We knew we were going to win this game we came here with the confidence to win." Bradshaw threw the ball only 17 times and got out- standing support from running backs Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier. Harris ran 29 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns. And when the Raiders manag- ed to stop was Bleier was right there, adding 98 yards on 18 carries. Even Bradshaw got into the ground game, rushing three times for 15 yards. The whole Oakland offence, on the other hand, managed only 29 yards rushing in 21 attempts. "They gave us nothing on the said Oakland coach John Madden. "Our passing was sufficient but we just couldn't get the run going. I can't remember when our ground game was shut down that effectively Pittsburgh's Mean Joe Greene, the defensive tackle supposed to wreak havoc on Ken Stabler's passing game, observed: "We played for the run. We played them man-to- man up front. We felt we could beat them up there. I guess we did." With Oakland going nowhere on the ground, the Raiders had to ride Stabler's left arm, which had thrown for 298 yards and four touchdowns in their victory over Miami Dolphins a week earlier. For a while, it appeared he had ammunition left for the Steelers. The teams started the second half tied 3-3. George Blanda had kicked a 40-yard field goal for Oakland in the first quarter and Roy Gerela had booted one in the second. Stabler completed four straight passes, the last one a 38-yard bomb to Cliff Branch that put the Raiders ahead 10-3. Undaunted, the Steelers took the ensuing kickoff and blew the Raiders apart with a 61-yard, nine play drive that ended with Harris crashing through the middle for eight yards and a touchdown on the first play of the final quarter. Harris' first touchdown, Stabler put the ball in the air again. Intended for Charlie Smith, it was intercepted by Jack Ham, who ran it back 24 yards to the Oakland nine. A few plays later, Bradshaw passed up the middle to Lynn Swann for a six-yard touchdown play and a 17-10 lead. Back again came Stabler, unloading a 42-yard pass to Branch in a drive that moved the ball to the Pittsburgh six but the Raiders had to settle for Blanda's 24-yard field goal, cutting the edge to 17-13. Suddenly, there was less than two minutes to play with the Raiders trailing by less than a touchdown, just as they had against Miami. And there was Stabler throwing again and this time cornerback J. T. Thomas intercepted to snuff out the Raiders' last rally. Rams played poorly, Vikings took advantage BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) In a strange, error- filled battle, Minnesota Vikings rolled to their second consecutive National Football Conference championship and another Super Bowl appearance with a 14-10 victory over Los Angeles. "We just made too many mistakes in opportune said Rams' quarterback James Harris, who completed 13 of 23 pass attempts for 248 yards. "They played better than we did and beat us." Minnesota, which has gain- ed a reputation of turning op- ponent mistakes into cham- pionships, lost the ball four times Sunday on turnovers. However, the Rams were plagued by five turnovers and numerous tactical seven penalties including an offside infraction which occurred at the Vikings' one. "We'll take them any way we can get said Jocko Nelson, a Vikings' assistant coach. Minnesota took a 7-0 lead in the second period when Jim Lash, a second-year wide re- ceiver from Northwestern, hauled in a 29-yard scoring pass from Fran Tarkenton a step ahead of LA right corner- back Al Clark. "Fran told me to run a fly said Lash about his first professional touchdown reception. "I was pretty much man-to-man against Clark." The Rams countered with David Ray's 27-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 7-3 by half- time. Then, in the third quarter, a series of unlikely developments unfolded. The Vikings' Mike Eischeid punted the ball out of bounds at the LA one. The Rams, sparked by a 73-yard pass play from Harris to wide receiver Harold Jackson on a broken play, moved to the Minnesota one. Jackson had dashed 50 yards after taking a desperation pass from Harris near mid- field, and was knocked out of bounds inside the two by Vik- ing defensive back Jeff Wright. "The Vikings were dogging and I was able to break said Harris. "The Vikings gave us several defen- sive fronts, but not anything we didn'-t expect." After the five-yard penalty set LA back to the six, Harris scrambled for four yards, but on the next play he was inter- cepted by Wally Hilgenberg in the end zone. Harris' pass, in- tended for tight end Pat Cur- ran, was deflected by Viking defensive back Jackie Wallace. "Wallace made a super play and tipped the ball right to said Hilgenberg. "I'm too old and too slow to have tried to run the ball out." Minnesota quickly drove 80 yards with veteran running back Dave Osborn hurdling the final yard to push the Vikings into a 14-3 advantage early in the fourth quarter Harris got the Rams back into the game three minutes later when he combined with Jackson on a scoring pass cov- ering 44 yards to chop the Min- nesota lead to 14-10. f, '50RRY I'M LATE -IMETALICETOMKIN AT BlNGO AN1 SHE ASKED ME 'OWE FOR A PRINK: YDU CAN SAY WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT ME BUT r WON'T 'EAR A vNORD AGAINST A .SWEET GIRL YOU LIKE 'EK.TOQ, THE PUB LAST FRIDAY AN1 SHE ASKED 'OKIE FOR 1 A DRINK----------------' Ipswich on top LONDON (Reuter) Ipswich Town starts 1975 as the leader of the English League First Division soccer race after a 1-0 win at Bir- mingham Saturday. Liverpool was blown off the top of the table when its match at Newcastle was post- poned by gale-force winds. Roger Osborne scored for Ipswich in the 90th second for a 1-0 victory at Birmingham. In second place, on goal average, is Middlesbrough, which drew 1-1 at Everton. Bob Latchford scored for Everton before Willie Maddren scored for Middlesbrough It was the day of the happy return for Queen's Park Rangers' manager Dave Sex- ton to Chelsea and Francis Lee of Derby to the Manchester City ground. Rangers won 3-0 at Chelsea, from which Sexton was sack- ed as manager three months ago after seven years' ser- vice. Lee got a 65th-minute winner for Derby against Manchester City, his former club, which lost 2-1, its first home defeat this season. "That was the turning point, when we went the length of the field and scored after SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. (CP) Spruce Grove Mets dominated play and went on to crush the Pass Red Devils in a 15-1 victory Sunday in Alberta Junior Hockey League action. On Saturday, rookie Roy Summer scored three goals to lead the Mets to a 10-4 victory over the Red Devils. Bill Hozack and Paul Messier each added a pair of goals while Brant Sim, Keith Hertz and Dave Hoyda got one each. Hoyda also had five assists for the night. John Hawkins, Kent Lassiter, Hal Papke and Dave Lund replied for The Pass. The Mets outshot The Pass 42-20 and took nine of the 16 minor penalties called in the game. Spruce Grove led 2-0 after the first period and took a commanding 6-2 lead going into the final frame. Spruce Grove took an early 3-0 lead after the first period Sunday, and led 8-1 after the second. Tony Currie, Wayne Turner and Bill Hozack each scored three goals for Spruce Grove, with Kelly Bunn and Gerry Cormack scoring two Murray Dea and Roy Sommer had singles. Perry Turnbull was the long marksman for The Pass. Spruce Grove outshot The Pass 56-15. Spruce Grove was assessed six minors and one major, while The Pass had four minors, one major and one misconduct. Rick Zaparniuk led Calgary Canucks to a 5-4 victory over Red Deer Rustlers Sunday night. Mendel Vysohlid, Lyle Murray and Randy Fraser scored the other Calgary goals. Terry Wittchen with two, Rod Pimm and Garth Hummell scored for Red Deer. Calgary took a 2-1 lead after the first period, and was ahead 3-2 after the second. Red Deer outshot the Canucks 29-27 and took five of 12 minor penalties. The clubs split two majors and Calgary received two of three game misconducts. The Canucks scored two second-period goals to gain a 3-1 victory over Red Deer in a game Saturday night. Wayne Sherger, Mike Haworth and Butch Owchar were the marksmen for Calgary while Barry Lassiter replied for Red Deer. whip Regina sburgh coach Chuck Noll. About minutes after Bowling roundup CAPRI BOWL IMPERIAL FASHIONS Dorothy Sorenson 200: Mary Blair 244, Jen Hegi 218; Peg Forry 270. Marge Koole 249: Dot Manning 284- Marg Seefned 201. GORDIES MEN Gary Vaykovich 255 Lovro Novak 264 Bob Thompson 306 Ed Henderson 261 Morgan Sparks 289 Danny Beaudion 262; Jerry Kind 259; Jerry Mezie 318 Abe Enns 273- Bill Hamilton 274. CANBRA FOODS Stu Nyquist 290, Tony Boh 218 Beverley Pierson 230; Doug Brown 241; Evelyn Slezina 210; Menno Drent 216; Terry Pitt 217; Cherye Obermeyer 215; Hazel Anderson 238; Lawrence Baumback 240. FAMILY TWOSOME JUNIORS AND SENIORS Billy Doyle 220, Janyce Westling 223, Linda Malcomson 277 Darwin Romanchuk 269 Brent Chambers 205. A two-goal performance by FAMILY TWOSOME PARENTS Edith voth 243, Bernie Bailey 282, Grace Gillett 254, Sandra Hunt 281 Brenda Qoodhope 273, Delores Flexhaug 238, Mrs. McMurray 259, Bill Hamilton 249 Eloise Ives 271. Neal Nishikawa 258, Helen Brown 272, Bill Malcomson 250. HOLIDAY BOWL CFCN TRIPLES Dave Smeed 319 Jerry Mezei 303 Elaine Brown 361 Steve Saler 309 Steve Gangur 332 Bill Billings 342 Jack Smeed 303 Karlyn Spitzer 310 Dianne Violin! 333 Jack Jones 312 Roy Cunningham 321 Tak Katakami 310 Bob Costanzo351 Jim Malcomson 334 FAMILY TWOSOME BANTAM GIRLS Donna Turner 146, Tiffany Tremel 143, Carol Tremel 122, Mary Lou Donate 125, Naomi Tinsley 156, Dianne Vaselenak 141, Wendy Herbers 116, Paula Jennings 114. BANTAM BOYS Cory Miller 128, Trent Laurie 142, Kirby Nishikawa 174, Victor Hrycyk 146, Ross Andreachuk 132, Ray Brown 261, Darcy Flexhaug 122, Donald Taniguchi 195. Blntim Boyt Don Tlnordi 194. Les Hertlein 174, Edwin Burwash 220, Brent Baldry 186, Stephen Taylor 205. The University of Lethbridge Pronghoms tuned up for the second segment of their Canada West Basketball League schedule with a pair of exhibition wins over the University of Regina over the weekend. Friday night, Phil Letham scored 26 points in the second half on a phenomenal 80% shooting performance to pace the locals to an 86-64 win at the U of L gymnasium. Then, on Saturday afternoon, the Pronghorns thumped Regina's Cougars 93- 65. Letham finished the game with 37 points Friday while Lauren Edlund added 18 and did a fine job on the backboards. Richard Foggo had nine points in the first half but sat out the second 20 minutes with a pulled groin muscle. Saturday, Joey paced the locals with 25 points, while Letham finished off an outstanding weekend with 22 more, and Edlund rimmed 13. Every Pronghorn hit the scoresheet in the 28 point romp. The Pronghoms' full court press defence was extremely effective throughout both games, forcing 32 turnovers Friday and another 35 Saturday. Connors, Newcombe advance MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuter) Favorites Jimmy Connors and John Newcombe Sunday moved a step closer to the Australian Open tennis championship. Connors, the 22-year-old de- fending title-holder blasted his way to the quarter-finals with a four-set win over 23- year-old Raz Reid, also of the United States. Reid is the only player so far in the tournament to have taken a set from Connors. Connors won 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6- 0. "I made a few mistakes and gave him some confidence and didn't take much time Connors said after the match. Second-seeded Newcombe, of Australia, disposed of France's Bob Carmichael 7-6 6-3, 6-2. Newcombe meets Aust- ralian Geoff Masters to- day while Connors faces Australian Kim Warwick. In other matches, Tony Roche of Australia defeated countryman Peter McNamara 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the quarters. From Lethbridse to Lisbon OnlyYOfisYQ CanadasYO. the workfe latgest selling Canadian Whisky ;