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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 5, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ~ 7 Kinsmen show at an end? urtain rang down on last nner? defence This U my John Ferguson-, left, former standout with the Mon- the winner of the Ron Makarenko memorial trophy as treal Canadiens of the National Hockey League, shows Lethbridge's athlete of the year Saturday at the Kinsmen Phil Illingworth his knockout power. Illingworth, a mem- Sportsman's Dinner, ber of Canada's judo team at the 1972 Olympics, was (Rick Ervin photo) Bears chalk up another two ivins Pronghorns TJy PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor When the curtain rang down on the Kinsmen Sportsman's Dinner Saturday evening at the Exhibition Pavilion it may have signalled the end of the annual affair. Saturday's 20th Anniversary dinner drew fewer than 300 sportsmen, an indication that like all good things, it too may be at an end. It's tough to write the possible obituary for an event that has. in its 20-year, history, brought the biggest names in sport to Lethbridge. Henry Viney was the master of ceremonies for the dinner. Jim Piersall, a head table guest at the 1965 dinner, anchored a head table that consisted of Joe Rudi of the world champion of Oakland Athletics, Mike Curtis of the Baltimore Colts, John Ferguson, assistant coach to Harry Sinden on Team Canada and John Helton of the Calgary Sfcampeders. Piersall, with the exception of his closing remarks, entertained with stories from his days as one of the top centre -fielders in the major league of i baseball. j Tlie personable Oakland Ath- letic broadcaster didn't spare the rod in relating his humorous experiences. All was not roses for Piersall. and he will be the first to tell you. Mental illness struck a near-fatal blow to Piersall but he says, "we all have things we must overcome in life. I was fortunate and got over mine." Piersall made it clear that he would give almost anything to turn the clock back 10 years. "Hell yes," he said. "When I was in the majors the minimum wage was $4,000. Now it's $14,000, and I think I was a pretty good ball player." Piersall played in the Ameri-pan League as well as the National. "I saw them all," he added. I admired Willie Mays but Ted Williams was the greatest man at the plate I ever saw." After spending what he describes as three years waiting for his 100th home run, Piersall finally got it in Kansas City. . "I got it before one of the bigger crowds of the year, 1,800," he added jokingly. Piersall joked with the gathering. He had fun to say the least. But what he also did was leave a message. "Countries need spoils," he remain hot ground Thund-Lethbrid g e "Pronghorns erbirds." University of Pronghorns never allowed the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds to get into the air and posted back-to-back Canada West University Men's Basketball League victories ever the visitors on the weekend. Friday night, the Pronghorns thrashed the Thunder-birds 86-64 for their first win over the west coast squad since they joined the confer-cence five years ago. Saturday night the Pronghorns came up with their second consecutive performance and impressed a mere 500 loyal spectators by thumping the Thunderbirds &2-66. The two easy decisions pushed the Pronghorns record to 12 wins and four losses while the Thunderbirds are batting .500 with a 7-7 standing. With only four league games remaining, tlie Pronghorns still trail the league - leading University of Alberta Golden Bears, who scored a pair of unimpressive victories off the University of Calgary Dinosaurs on the weekend. The Bears sport a 13-3 record and will meet the Pronghorns in the final weekend series of the 1972-73 season. In Saturday's encounter, the once - powerful Thunderbirds were no match for the Pronghorns or for Phil Tollestrup. Differing from Friday night's tilt, the Pronghorns started out slowly but still managed to keep pace with the over-rated club from the coast, who couldn't even dream of stopping the prolific shooting by Tollestrup from the outside. "The boys needed a little time to get going and Phil gave it to us by some fantastic shooting from the outside," commented coach Gary Bowie. "And once the rest of the boys started clicking on defence it generated our offensive attack," he added. Bowie's comments couldn't have described the opening play any clearer than that as Tollestrup single-handedly took on the Thunderbirds in the early stages. Tollestrup swished six of eight shots from the outside or 12 of the Pronghorn's 14 points before his teammates started rolling. Once the rest of the players started rolling, there was no turning back for the Pronghorns. The Pronghorns came up with a superb 46 per cent shooting average from the outside, shot 77 per cent from the foul line and nailed down 40 big rebounds. On the other hand, the Finish season undefeated Elks set SAJHL record The Lethbridgge Midget Elks will be long remembered for their record setting feat in the 1972-73 Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League season. The Elks established a new league record Sunday by crushing the Crowsnest Pass Cascades 12-4 and finishing their league scheduled undefeated. It was the first time in the league's history that a midget team registered an unblemished record. During the season t he Elks racked up 19 victories ami forced one tie. In Sunday's match, Joe Meli scored three times to lead the Elks to a first place finish. Mike Boychuk, Bob Mi'es and Greg Kveder chipped in with a pair of goals while Randy Low, Reg Osmond and Mark Baldry added singles. Ci-aig Walters scored twice and John Yanota and Tom Hopkins once for the Cascades, who trailed 4-3 after the second period. The Elks also picked up seven of the 15 minor penalties called and one of three majors. The Lethbridge Midget Colts clinched first place in the Little Spud Hockey League with a hard fought 5-3 decision over Bow Island Saturday. The locals grabbed a 2-1 lead after the first period and held a 4-3 margin after the second. Bob Quinell scored twice for the Colts while singles came off the sticks of Dave Jackson, Greg Kveder and Cam Mac-Lennen. Jerry Roth scored a. pair of goals for Bow Island while teammate Norm Hopkins added a solo effort. Meanwhile in Pee Wee exhibition action on the weekend, the Vikings fought to a 3-3 tie with Great Falls while the Pee Wee "A" Reps bounced the same Great Falls club 7-4. Ken Romaniuk scored twice in the Vikings tie while Anton Mihaly added a single. Charlie McBee rammed in a hat-trick for Great Falls. Two goals each from Romaniuk and Terry Hamilton gave the Pee Wee reps their victory over Great Falls. Rod Tomita, Darren Csaki and Bruce Besplug added singles. McBee was the top scorer in the game with his second straight three-goal performance while teammate Clay Moilanen chipped in with a solo effort. Minor hockev Dave Popoviteh and Barry Buryan tallied a pair of goals and paced the Ramblers to a 5-3 victory over the Mustangs in Bantam "B" action on the weekend. Stan Sawicki added a single marker in the win while Ted Slusar, Bill Caswell and Ron Erias replied for the Mustangs. In another Bantam "B" match, the Rangers posted a slim 3-2 decision over the Mon-archs. Theo DeGroot, Eric Harrison and Peter Robb scored for the winners while Jeff Richards and Calvin Boettcher notched a goal each for the losers. The Bruins came up with a hard-fought 4-3 win over the Kings. EXHIBITION PAVILION TONIGHT! - 8.30 P.M. LUMBERJACK MATCH: ABDULLAH vs. CARUSO ARCHIE "STOMPER" GOULDIE vs. PETER KAYSER 14 TV Wrestlers 6 Bouts - $2.50 $2 Ross Mitchell tallied a hat-trick and Barry Cowie a single for the Bruins while Leonard Rook scored twice and Robbie Sudiekat once for the Kings. Tire Nuggets got a goal each from six different marksmen and skated to an easy 6-1 victory over the Seals. Ken Lang, Kevin Dragland, Wesley Findley, John Husch, Randy Charlesworth and Mark Rowe scored for the Nuggets while Darryl Ferguson managed a solo effort in a losing cause. Ted Slusar and Jerry Mikla scored a goal apiece and gave the Mustangs a 2-0 shutout over the Blades. Two goals by Barvy Buryan enabled the Ramblers to tie the Cougars 2-2. Bob Schlegle and Randy Hor-hoser replied for the Cougars. In a lone Bantam "A" contest, Pat McCune tallied twice and led the Canadians to a 6-2 verdict over the Jets. Garry Kaskew, Clen Greve, Don Burla and Kevin Jockims added singles in the win while Morgan Monroe and Rich La-Place scared for the Jets. Thunderbirds managed a conservative 37 per cent field goal shooting average and a 59 per cent foul shooting average. They also picked off 30 rebounds and gave up 20 turnovers to the potent Pronghorns' defence. Tollestrup led all scorers with a brilliant 39 - point performance while Dan Court added 14. Peter Hague and Clark Sloan alsc managed eight points apiece for the Pronghorns, who had every player on the scoring column with the exception of one. Darryl Gjames was the big point getter for the Thunderbirds with 18 while Mike Ireland chipped in with 13. The Pronghorns didn't go through the weekend series unscathed though as Doug Kempt sustained an ankle injury Saturday night. Kempt was forced to sit on the sideline in the second half but still managed a seven-point outing. Meanwhile the U of L Pronghorns women's basketball team took* it on the chin twice on the weekend. UBC Thunderettes thumped the Pronghorns 73-35 Friday night and 54-35 Saturday. In Saturday's game, UBC grabbed a 27-16 lead by half-time and just hung on to register the victory. RAYMOND LEADS Liz Silcott paced UBC with 14 points while Bev Barnes aided in the win with 13. Pat Schandor paced the Pronghorns with 12 points. Meanwhile Raymond junior high school students dominated the "dribble shoot" championship finals staged at the U of L gymnasium Saturday night. In the dribbling contest. Jim Blumsll of Raymond went home with the grade seven title while Scott Tanner of Raymond carted away the grade eight final. The grade nine dribbling crown went to Tom LeMire of Fort Macleod. Darren Pepper of Paterson was the most accurate in the grade seven shooting final while Dave Williams of Raymond easily captured the grade eight title. Eric Peterson of Claresholm went home with the grade nine boys' crown. In other CWUBL games held on the weekend, University of Alberta Golden Bears defeated University of Calgary Dinosaurs 72-60 and 69-60 behind Wallace Tollestnro's 39-ooint weekend outing, U of A Pandas dropped the U of C Dinnies 39-30 and 42-10 while University of Saskatchewan downed University of Victoria Vikings 70-60 Saturday, but lost Friday. pronghorns n THUNDERBIRDS 66 Pronohorrs - H?qu<� 8, Baldry 5, Court 14, Edlund, Sloan B, F. Zaugg 2. M. Zaunq 4, Hunter 2, Baker 6, Tollestrup 39, Kempt 7. Total - 92. Thunderbirds - Cripps 2, Matheson 7, G|ernes 13, Francis 6, Head, Hoy 10, Blewelt 4, Ireland 13, Mills 6. Total - 66. THUNDERETTES 54 pronghorns 35 Thundernttes - Sllrolt 1.1, Bnrdettl, Gee 4, Grant 10, Robinson, Barnes 13, Phelan, Villains, Sargent 6, Bland 6. Tol.-.l - 54. Prn"Rhorns - Orr 1, Volh V, Giduk S, Whlfolaw 8, Scnandor 1?, White-head 3, Hover. Total - 35. SPORT iiiiiiiiiiuini LAUSANNE, Switzerland CP) - A variety of controversial issues connected with plans for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal have been broached again in this picturesque lakeside city as part of the vital points dealt with during the weekend by the t op brass of the International Olympic Committee. Everything from disputes over television rights to the matter of where the Olympic village will be situated figured in the documents presented before the Saturday approval of the Canadian city's plans by the IOC's executive committee. Reporters in Lausanne for the IOC's executive meeting were given the report of the Montrea planning group's TV committee. This insisted that "at no time was any definite offer of services submitted to us" by the major competitors of the American Broadcasting Co. in the United States. The TV committee came down against use pf any "open tender" procedure in the awarding of U.S. rights and, in defending its selection of ABC, said: "We absolutely refuse to give the slightest credit to rumors which allege that a much higher figure (in return for the rights) might have been obtained had we followed a different procedure." Asked to comment on this aspect of the TV situation, Lord Killanin, president of the IOC, said the world Oljinpic executive had approved the ABC agreement "in principle." But "a few little small points" remain to be settled, he said. .fee said. "See that you do your share." As is always the case, the Kinsmen honored a sportsman of the year as well as an athlete. Gordon Hoselton was named the winner of the Tom Foley memorial trophy as Lethbridge's sportsman of the year. Hoselton has spent endless hours forming the Lethbridge Stingray Swim Club as well as backing bowling at all levels of competition. The athlete honors went to Phil Illingworth. The 1972 Olympic Games were the object of Illingworth's interest for more years than he cares to remember. His goal was to compete and he fulfilled his ambition with his appearance in the judo competition at Munich last year. Illingworth won the Ron Makarenko memorial trophy as athlete of the year for his efforts at Munich. Rudi, a soft-spoken young man of 26, almost talks down his game-saving catch in the 1972 World Series. To hear him tell it, it was just his job. He has the quiet self confidence that tells you if he was faced with the same situation again, he would handle it in just the same way. Rudi has no personal goals other than bis wish to hit .300 again. "I would also like to hit 20 homeruns," he says. He hit 19 last year. Helton, a 255 - pounder defensive end with the Stamps, feels the Calgary offence gives the defence the "odd break." He dislikes the handle "the best lineman in Canadian football." "I know there are better offensive linemen in the CFL than I am. I don't play offence." "But if they want to refer to me as the "best lineman in the Canadian Football League, I'm going to let them." Ferguson, . who almost became a member of the Lethbridge Native Sons some 17 years back, has never had a bigger thrill than he had as an assistant coach with Team Canada. "It was the highlight of my career," he said. "Let me tell you," he continued, "I was cocky when I first took the job with Team Canada, but the Russians really opened my eyes." While the tour of Team Canada and the eventual victory over the Russians in the eight-game series - Canada won 4-3 with one game tied - was Ferguson's biggest thrill, he admitted he was never more shocked than in game one against the Russians. Ferguson gave way to Curtis who fell upon the disfavor of a good many dinner supporters with Ms stand against unions. Curtis was emphatic about his dislike of unions and he made a few bones about it. But while he did dwell on unions and politics, he did make a good many friends with his sincere manner, not befitting a middle linebacker in the National Football Leagu*. Curtis was a pinch-hitter for Johnny Unitas a man he respects a great deal. Unitas was just one of about eight players the Colts have traded away in the past two weeks.  "Right now, we're trading away our football club," said Curtis. "This is the time a guy should start looking for a good off-season job." Piersall, while batting fifth, was the clean-up hitter Saturday night. He would like to come back another year. He voiced the thoughts of many of Saturday's gathering when he said "I hope there is another dinner, so I can come back again." FLEASE? NO? ME? YEH? ow capri BOWL NU MODE HOMES Chris SchL'lz 23V, Rl-�a Beeknan 25S, Joan Jones 231, Connie Marshal-say 248, Phyl Lynch 270, Mirqe Ross 242, Bernlce Pavan 253 (658), Alice. Royer 228, Mae Pears 227, Annabell Pruegger 251, Kay Wheeler 227. SUNDQUIST CONST. Janet Koole 246, Marie Smllh 252, Alae Pooma 260, Pat Hunt 243, Jean Passey 275. Freda Linn 253, Jen Hegl 253, Dot Sorenser, 239, F.ileen Matt-eottl 233, Marl Neely 238. Top sportsman Gordon Hoselton was named the winner of the Tom Foley memorial trophy Saturday evening at the Kinsmen Club's Sportsman's Dinner, SPECIAL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT t NOW ONIY ............................ Including the following services:  Adjust camber  Adjust loe-in  Adjust caster  Adjust torchan bn\  Check all tire pressures  Inspect condition of front-end alignment FREE HEAOLITE ALIGNMENT WITH FRONT-END ALIGNMENT ^IS KING 0Jfflp| CHRYSLER DODGfc Corner of 3rd Ave. and 11th Phone 328-9271 ;