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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta |t - THE LETHBRIDGf: HERALD ~ Thursday, februory 1, 1973 V�* - ^ - : " , ' x^,'^,\> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >' ^5 ^ ~*a:s f, *  J** Queens host tourney, Kodiaks, Pronghoms at home asketball anyone? There is plenty of it ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ �Sft JHHH Bill �111 � 111111! III Ipl On guard Former Montreal Canadian John Ferguson beams in his NHL Oldtimers jersey in Montreal. Ferguson, who will be in uniform Sunday in Calgary, will be in Lethbridge Saturday evening for the 20th annual Kinsmen Sportsman's Dinner. John Matuszak one happy Uy LLOYD YAMAGISU'I Herald Sports Writer A host o[ basketball games will be in store for southern Alberlans on the weekend. One girls' tourney along with four different league games should provide all interested fans plenty of action. Four games Friday will open first round play in the thrid annual LCI Girls' Invitational Basketball Tournament. Tnverniere and Grande Prairie will get the two-day event rolling with a 4 p.m. encounter Friday and will be followed at. 5:30 p.m. with Catholic Central facing Edmonton Xavier. Cranbrook and Edmonton Strathcona lock horns at 7 p.m. and the lost LCI Clipper Queens and Calgary St. Francis Browns end proceedings with an 8:30 p.m. tilt. Action will resume Saturday morning with games at nine o'clock and 10:30 p.m. while two more matches arc set for 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The consolation final is scheduled to go at 7 p.m. w! ;le the championship final lias an 8:30 start. Meanwhile the University of Lethbridge Pronchorns will continue their serious bid for a Canada West University Men's Basketball League pennant as they host the Univer- sity of British Columbia Thunderbirds twice on the weekend. The Pronghoms, who sport a 104 record, currently trail the league leading University of Alberta Golden Bears, who hold a 1.1.-3 record. 'Die Pronghoms suffered back-to-back losses to the Thunderbirds in Vancouver earlier in the year and are seeking revenge. The important Lilts are set to go at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. The U of L Pronghoms vai-sity women's basketball team will also see action on Friday and Saturday night. UBC Thunderettes will be the opponents for both games which are on tap for 6:30 p.m. at the U of L gymnasium. At the Lethbridge Community College the Kodiaks and Kodiettes will be out to improve on their respective records In Alberta College Athletic Conference Lea gue action. Friday evening the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology pays a visit while Saturday afternoon Camrose is in town. The Kodiettes, with a 6-3 season mark, play at six o'clock Friday and again at one o'clock Saturday. The gals are currently in. a second place tie with Mount Royal College of Calgary. Kodiaks, on the other hand, have yet to taste defeat in six outings thus far in league play. Things, however, could change this weekend. Camrose, Saturday's competition, have won their last four games and could upset the Kodiaks' applecart. Kodiaks meet NAIT at eight o'clock Friday and Camrose at three Saturday. All six teams in the Southern Alberta "A" Boys' Basketball League will hit the floor Friday night. Magrath will pay a visit to Cardston, LCI travels to Medicine Hat and Raymond takes on the Cougars at Catholic Central. All games got under way at 8 p.m. with a prenrninary "B" boy's match at 6:30 p.m. Four boys games and one girls' game will be held In in the Southwest Conference Basketball League Friday night. Fort Macleod travels to Milk River, Taber visits Winston Churchill, Stirling hosts Picture Butte and Vaux-hall entertains Coaldale in the boys' matches while Coal-dale pays Vauxhall a visit iii the only girl's game. Meanwhile in Southwest Conference Girls' Basketball League play Wednesday night, the Picture Butte Sugar Queens posted an easy 33-18 victory over the Vauxhall Vi-Queens. Eleanor Kulka hooped 14 points for the winners while Pat Skidmore managed nine points in a losing cause. Canaliaii clubs still looking Argonauts may lose NEW YORK (AP) - Mighty Jolm Matuszak, with the body of Paul Bunyan and fists like shorputs, once smashed the face of a party rowdy who had "put his hands on my girl friend." Charges were filed against Matuszak, 6-fool-7 and 275 pounds, and his football coach at Missouri wanted no part of him. "If these unhappy events hadn't occurred," Matuszak says now, "I wouldn't be sitting here as the No. 1 draft choice of the National Football League." Finished at the Big Eight school, John went to the little-known University of Tampa and played in a virtual publicity vacuum before Houston Oilers picked him Tuesday. "About my fight," Matuszak said without hesitation, "it was at a fraternity party. "This fellow, an air force cadet, was extremely inebriated. He insulted a girl, who was then my fiancee, and then grabbed her.' Big John hit the man twice. OUCH, IT HURT "I guess he had some fractures and I was charged with felonious assault. If I hadnt been a big, strong football player, nobody would've said anything." The charge was later reduced to common assault. Matuszak continues to serve a two-year probation. Matuszak admits that he didn't see eye-to-eyc with Al Onofrio. Missouri head coach. I said. 'OK, coach, see you later.' " Matuszak knew he could sign with Tampa, then classified as a small college, and not be forced to. sit out a season as a major college transfer. "I. was too strong to be a tight end by then." he recalled. "I became a defensive lineman and loved it. I like to reach back and tee off at the quarterback. That makes me feel great." Bob Woolf, the Boston lawyer who handles contracts for more than 300 athletes, grinned V/ednesday as Matuszak's incredible muscles rippled while the 22-year-old combed his curly mop. WILL EARN PLENTY "John will become the liigh-est-salaried lineman in pro football history," said Woolf, refusing to suggest a money figure. Matuszak's mother talked his dad out of buying a set of history books for John a few years ago. Instead, she purchased a set of weights so he could put muscles on his bones. Houston beat many teams to get Matuszak. Baltimore Colts, picking second in the first round, promised Woolf that his boy was their first pick. "The Chicago Bears also promised," said John. DlfNLOP FORD MEMBER . . . FORD RENTACAR SYSTEM Need-a-Truck-One Ton (Open or Covered) Economy Cars # Pinto # Maverick 0 Torino * SPECIAL WEEKEND RATES * CALL NOW] DUNL0P FORD SALES LTD. 16th Avenue and M.M. Drive S., lethbridge Box 1234 Phone 328-3861 NEW YORK (CP) - Two Toronto Argonauts, a British Columbia Lion, an offensive tackle from Windsor, Ont, and two of the fastest men in the world were among the 442 United States collegians picked in the t w o-day National Football League draft. Donn Smith, a 23-year-old graduate of Vincent Massey High School in Windsor who plays hockey as well as footballl for Purdue, was the seventh-round pick of Kansas City Chiefs, The Chiefs will be bidding against Ottawa Rough Riders, who hold the Canadian Football League rights to the 6-5 251-pounder. Rod Milburn, an Olympic gold medallist in the hurdles, and John Smith, one of the world's leading quarter-milers, were claimed in the 13th round Wednesday by Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowbooys respectively. Both were listed as wide receivers. The two Argos, running back Leon McQuay and tackle Ron Mikolajczyk, both of whom left the University of Tampa as juniors, were picked in Tuesday's fifth round. New York Giants went after McQuay and Mikolajczyk was chosen by Oakland Raiders. Argonaut hopes of landing another Tampan, defensive end John Matuszak, dimmed abruptly when Houston Oilers made him the No. 1 pick of the entire crop. His lawyer, Bob Woolf of Boston, predicted he would be the highest-paid lineman in football. Few big names were left when the 26 NFL clubs went into their second day of drafting. Monroe Eley, the running back from Arizona State who joined British Columbia Lions last season, was Kansas City's nth-round choice. Two rounds later, Los Angeles took Milburn and Dallas went for Smith. The precedent had been es- tablished by Bob Hayes, the 100-metre champion at the 1964 Olympics who went on to an illustrious career as a pass-receiver with the Cowboys. But it doesn't always work out that way. John Carlos, a silver medallist at 200 metres at the 1968 Games, tried his luck in pro football on both sides of the border. His career ended when he was cut by Montreal Alouettes and the Argonauts, the two worst teams in the CFL. Short sport A SCHOLAR, TOO EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Robert Depew, 230-pound senior defensive end from the University of Delaware, received the most votes for the 1972 college division academic ail-American football team, chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Depew, from Staunton, Va., has a 3.61 grade average on a 4.0 system in his college career. CASE PUT OVER LOS ANGELES (AP) - A pre-trial hearing for Los Angeles Ra.ns' wide receiver Lance Rentzel, charged with possessing marijuana and codeine, was continued Wednesday until Feb. 13. Rentzel, 29, pleaded not guilty last week after he was indicted by the county grand jury. He has been free on $2,500 bail since his arrest Jan. 10. Stamps sign coach Wood CALGARY (CP) - Calgary Stampeders of the Western Football Conference announced Wednesday the signing of Jim Wood, former head coach at New Mexico State University, as an offensive coach. Wood replaces Ron Payne who has returned to the United States to seek a coaching job in the college ranks. The 35-year-old native of Tonkawa, Okla., is familiar with Canadian football having played briefly in 1959 with the Stampeders and later that year with British Columbia Lions. A knee injury ended his Canadian Football League career. MADIGAN MOVES ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Blues announced Wednesday the acquisition of defenceman Connie Madigan from Portland of the Western Hockey League for an undisclosed amount of cash and the loan of a player. The National Hockey League Blues then assigned Madigan to their farm team in Denver and sent defenceman Andre Aubrey from Denver to Portland. TOP HORSES DROP OUT LONDON (AP) - Seventy-four horses were left in the Grand National after Wednesday's first acceptance stage for the March 31 steeplechase. Among the 18 which dropped out were Specify, the 1971 winner, and six prominently-handicapped horses-The Spaniard, Ballysagert, Jomon, KM o c h Brae, Mocharabuice and Prairie Dog. SURGERY FOR PLUNKETT FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -New England Patriots of the National Football League reported Wednesday night that star quarterback Jim Plunkett will undergo knee surgery today at Stanford University Hospital in California. Plunkett, the 1970 Helsman Trophy winner, was a sensation with the Patriots as a rookie in 1971, but was clobbered often as the team fell apart last fall, finishing with a 3-11 record. Off to Calgary Barb Allsop and her mates won the right to advance to the Alberta high school girls' curling finals in Calgary later this month after defeating the Debbie Cutforth rink in the final. The winners are, front row, left to right, skip Allsop, third Darlene Terry. Back row. left Jo right, Debbie Funk second and Marilyn Funk lead. Bottlers stop Pronghoms 4-3 University of Lethbridge Pronghoms suffered their first loss in the new year as they dropped a hard-fought 4-3 verdict to Purity Bottling in City Recreation Hockey League action Wednesday night. The Bottlers posted the victory by scoring three straight goals in the first period before the Pronghoms replied with a single. The Pronghoms came back with an unanswered goal in the second frame, but still trailed 3-2 going into the third. Dan Paskuski, Jim Dundass, Al Johnson and Rick Pankrat tallied for the Bottlers while Wayne Bowes scored twice and Mike Weisgerber once for the Pronghoms. In the second encounter of the night, Ken Lupul scored at the 19:51 mark of the final period and gave the Labor Club Athletics a 4-4 tie with the Miners' Library. Lupul and Tim Negrello scored twice for the Athletics while Jerry Heck with two goals and singles from Brian Murkin and Randy Maxwell enabled til* Miners' a tie. Tivo runners tangle in mile run Szordykowski bothers Liquori NEW YORK (CP) - A Polish elbow which has nothing to do with tennis is bothering miler Marty Liquori of the United States. Polish Olympic runner Henry k Szordykowski and Luquori, old rivals on the track, have no particular love for each other. They will compete in the Maple Leaf indoor track meet in Toronto Friday night in the mile race. The Pole has been told by Liquori to keep his arms and legs to himself. Szordykowski is a "physical" runner who can jostle an opponent with determination when the finish is close. The two battled on the last lap of a tough race at Madison Square Garden two years ago that ended with Liquori winning. But Marty threatened his rival at the finish. Films later showed that Szordykowski had crossed into Liquori's lane before contact began. Liquori says the Pole constantly intimidates people on the track, and if he tries it again in Toronto there could be fireworks. "It might get me mad enough that I'd stop on the straightaway, and neither of us would finish." Bob Wheeler, the Duke University miler who also will compete in Toronto, already has learned what competition, SzordykowsH  style, can be like indoors. Wheeler,  who has run a 400.5 mile indoors this year, won at the Millroso games last Friday night 4:04.3, only to be disqualified for veering out in the stretch against the Pole and hindering his progress. Szordykowski, coming up fast and only inches away from Wheeler, was awarded first place with 4:04.4. There seemed to be a good deal of jostling as the two sped to the fifliah. The Canucks scored three first period goals and posted a 5-3 victory over the Bisons in Pee Wee action Wednesday night. Bob Thomson scored twice for the winners while Andy Bedford, Don Marshall and Reg Heggen added singles'. Bill Taylor replied twice and SPORT Minor hockey Steve Holt once in a losing cause. In another Pee Wee match, two goals by Terry Hamilton gave the Falcons an easy 7-1 victory over the Blues. Bill Rab, Mark McKirmon, Kevin Hamilton, Darren Chaki and Leslie Androkovitch chipped in with solo efforts. Russell Coulter tallied for ths Blues. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L T . ALBERTA JUNIOR Montreal ., Rangers .. Boston .. Buffalo ... Detroit ... Toronto ... Vancouver Islanders . Chicago ... Philadelphia Minnesota . Atlanta ... Los Angeles Pittsburgh , St. Louis . , Calltorlna . . . 32 . . 34 13 30 15 .. 25 17 .. 2-1 19 17 26 . . 14 30 . . 6 41 West Division 28 17 .. .. 23 21 . . 22 19 21 22 21 24 21 F A Pts 205 113 75 199 127 210 152 177 143 142 158 157 169 145 213 104 237 9 7 6 19 21 9 9 29 19 25 190 148 177 177 156 146 140 146 159 170 176 175 141 156 150 208 SCORING LEADERS Esposlto, Bos..... Mlklta, Chi ....... Lemalre, Mtl ...... 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