Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
febrwuy 14, THE LETHMIDGE HEKALO 7 Judo, boxing IdghMght action Fighters take over Games SASKATOON (CP1 It was the turn of the fighters to take over the Canada Winter Games Monday, led by judo champion Doug Rodgers and a feather- weight boxer who takes a teddy bear mascot to the ring with him. Rodgers, 30, of Vancouver, an Olympic silver medallist, easily won the heavyweight gold, beat- ing unknown Glen Manion of Ar- doch, Ont, malting his first ap- pearance in a national competi- tion. Featherweight Don Wilson of Edmonton, 18, who says he would quit boxing if he ever lost his mascot, advanced to the .final of his division by scoring a first-round win over Harold Hussey of St. John's, Nfld. Boxing, judo and fencing were the only medal-producing events Monday in the 10-day sports spectacle which brings together more than athletes from the 10 provinces and two territo- ries. The Games end Staday. Ontario still leads the medal standings after four days .of competition with 20 golds, 14 sil- vers and 12 bronzes. British Col- umbia is second with nine golds, seven silvers and 12 bronzes while Manitoba holds down third with a 5-5-7 collection. The judo events ended Mon- day, leaving only 11 sports on the Games' calendar. Figure- skating, synchronized swim- ming, speekskating and weight- lifting finished Sunday. Saints emerge with win Boxing, fencing and men's curling events conclude today, but hockey will get under way in the Saskatoon arena where the figure skaters performed before packed houses. In fencing, Ontario needs only to win in the epee today to make a clean sweep. Ontario had already won the men's and women's foils. Brian King of Ot- tawa won the individual gold in the sabre competition while Bowling Banter The University of Lethbridge Chinooks failed to take advan- tage of a 3-0 first period lead Monday evening and had to settle for a 3-3 deadlock with M and K Generals in the first game of a City Recreation Hockey League doubleheader at the Arena.' In the second game Brian Murkin scored three times as St. Basil's Saints stopped Pur- ity Bottling 64. Nigel Russell, Tim Negrello and Al Johnson had given the Chinooks a 3-0 bulge with first period markers before Bob Reid, Lloyd Yaraagishi and Al Willis- scored to even things up for M and K Generals. Only seven penalties, all mi- nors, were called in the con- test with four going to the Chi- nooks. Brian Geddes added a pah- of goals for the Saints while Garry Canadine completed the scoring with a single. Richard Dietzen, Gary Bart- lett, Wayne Winter and Dennis Obert accounted for the Bot- tlers tallies. A total of 19 penalties were whistled down in the spirited encounter with the Saints get- ting the nod on 11 including two majors and a 10-minute mis- conduct. The Bottlers also were assessed a pah: of major penal- ties. AT GUENDALE BOWL, the women's bowler-of-the-week is Shirley Ploutke who came up with her top performance of the year in Shoppers World, rolling 295, 227 and 240 for a 762 triple, 252 pins over her average of 170 the men's bowler- of-theweek crown went to Casper Tremel who's been finding the range of late with some solid efforts he hit for 199, 281 and 290 in IOF for a personal high three of 770, well over his average and a mark which should boost his 174 average considerably. Ik- Local bowlers captured their share of the honors in the south zone YBC rolloffs at Glendale, all winners advancing to the provincial final in Calgary February 28 the Calgary winners will move on to the national final billed for Vancou- ver during Easter In the bantam division, Carol Calhoun of Glendale took the title with 554 while Harvey Pocza of Capri won the boys' crown with 601 the Capri boys' and girls' teams won the team events with Glendale second in both eases Tom Stevenson and Raeann Sharland of Medicine Hat clicked for the singles honors in the junior section with Capri representatives copping both-team crowns in the senior division, Darwin Romanchuk of Capri blistered the pins for an 803 double to waltz off with the boys' singles crown while Linda Malcomson of Capri paced the pack in the girls' singles event Capri took the boys' senior team title with Medicine Hat the girls' winner Darwin Romanchuk's 354 was the day's high single the local youngsters, who con- tinue to show steady improvement, should more than hold their own in the provincial final if they bowl up to their regular standard. AT CAPRI BOWL, Ben Fvanson stepped into the spotlight A as the men's bowler-of-tbe-week with a fine performance In Senior Citizens sporting an average o! 181, he came up with 278, 205 and 304 for a 787 triple, 244 big pins over his average Fifteen-year-old Linda Malcomson got the nod as the women's bowler-of-the-week she not only captured the. senior girls' crown hi the YBC zone final but ill Hepp's Mixed she clicked for 226, 271 and a rousing 346 for an 843 triple Her 843, incidentally, gave her the women's high three for the year Randy Wolstoncroft, named Lethbridge's athlete-of-the-year for 1970 at the Kinsmen Dinner, was in a pin-battering mood this past week he blazed his way to a 393 single and 874 triple in Young Adults, both marks highs for the current campaign. Announcement has been made that the bowling proprie- tors of Canada will stage a new tournament this year designed to give all bowlers a chance at heading the pack bowlers will be divided into their own average category which means they'll bowl only against opponents with comparable averages the women's divisions will be averages up to to 165, 166 to 185, 186 to 205 and 206 and over for the men it'll be up to 165, 166 to 185, 186 to 205, 206 and 255, and 226 and over Big guns in league play for the week included Sam Girardi 339, John McKenna 370, John Rempel 334 and an 806 triple, Jim Higa 329, John Kovacs 306, Tom Yip 304, Bruce Canfield 306. Pete Gaetz 306, Ray Metzger 309 and Darwin Romanchuk 306 the leading gals were Wilma Valer 308 and 756, Marg Smith 311 and 803, Dianne Pedersen 314, Joyce Marsden 361 Masa Goshinmon 301 and 778, Alma Oberg 305, Asa Munroe 290, Grace Beard 293 and Rose Nicolay 298. Darts Onofrychuk, Miners Laiaruk, Miners Vlpond, Labor Peacock, Legion M. Johnson, ANAF James, Miners 82 Boultcn, Labor 61 Durina, Legion.............. 7' Lazzarotlo, Miners 77 Fritz. Lesion 73 Russllng, ANAF............. 70 Field, Miners 65 A. Johnson, Legion 58 Bodle, ANAF.............. 5fi Wolstoncrolt, Legion 54 Susnar, Miners 54 Meyers, Labor......... LaFournler, ANAF Nexl games set for the Labor Club Wednesday evening at eight o'clock. eading Ontario to the team old. Quebec won the fencing team Iver with a 6-1 won-lost ecord, while Manitoba was lird with 5-2, Quebec's only ss came in a key match ainst Ontario. ITie turning tint was when King beat Mont- eal's Imre Nagy. The Montrealer became so en- aged when King rallied to win, he kicked his mask across the ym. Rodgers was making his first ppearance after a four-year ayoff and admitted he "wasn't n my best shape." "My opposition here was mostly on the defensive. I've al- ays had this trouble with Ca- adians. Guess my reputaiton las preceded me." Andy Hart of Toronto threw n Lappage of Edmonton to the gold to the open class, appage suffered a rib separa- on and was taken to hospital or treatment and released. Two other Alberta fighters reached the finals hi boxing, the nly Games' sport that-awards medals to losers. At the semi-fi- nal stage, automatic bronze medals go to losers in all bouts, loxing also awards a gold and silver medal in each weight di- vision. Bill Titley, 27, of Winterburn, .Ita., beat lightheayyweight Harrison Rees of Kitchener, Ont., while Dennis Belair of Ed- monton defeated Leo Pelletier f Dalhousie, N.B., in a welter- weight bout. iKIERS ARRIVE Meanwhile, the first contin- gent of skiers arrived Monday or the skiing events at man- made Blackstrap Mountain which get under way Wednes- day. They were to get their first :aste of the 300-foot mountain 25 niles south of here during prac- ice runs today. Fears that mild weather of the last few days would work against officials trying to pre- lare the slopes for the five-day somewhat eased when snow began falling in the area late Monday night A base of four to five feet of snow has been maintained with snow-making equipment and ilackstrap ski pro Ken Coupe says the events will be staged 'no matter what happens." Smale rebounds, wins second 12-4 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. (CP) Kevin Smale had a be- lated 30th birthday celebration Monday night at the Prince George Curling Club with a re- sounding 12 4 victory over Lyall Dagg of Vancouver to tie the best of three B.C. men's curling final at one game each. Smale shot the powerhouse coast crew out of the rink with a game that was under 'con- trol aU the way. The Prince George rink 1969 champions reopened by stealing a point in the first end. Then with Smale hitting for two double takeouts stole a pair in the second, big four in the fourth end anc the game was over. Dagg, who called the garre his worst defoat h at least tw years, finally called it quit after nine ends in the gam' scheduled for 12. Smale had a staggering per sonal record of four doubl takeouts and one triple kill that ruined any hopes Dag had of winning the playoff tw games straight. He won th opener of the series 9-5 earh'e Monday. Golds-worthy knocked out Three times enough MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Bill Goldsworthy refuses to credit his new helmet for a recent Na- tional Hockey League scoring spree that has given him 13 goals in 13 games for Minnesota North Stars. "It's too hot." Goldsworthy says of his new plastic hat. "But I'll probably keep wear- ing it. I've been knocked out three times now and that's enough." Goldsworthy started wearing helmet Jan. 21 against St. Blues and took off on his c.cring streak. The helmet, long disdained by some NHL teams, seems to be accepted by the North Stars. With Gnldsworlhy's conver- sion, the North Stars are dress- ing six players with helmets for the unofficial league lead in that department. Other helmeled players are Charlie Burns, Bobby Rousseau, Murray Oliver, Barry Gibbs and Danny Lawson. The long-standing argument against headgear in a game of high-velocity pucks and jarring collisions has been that hel- meled players lose crowd ap- peal. "I don't see how you can lose your identity by wearing a hel- said Burns. "The fans get to know you by the way you make your moves. I wear a hel- met because I have to Burns has a metal plate in his I head as the result of a skull fraclure in 1954 that nearly him his life. The case for the helmet ha grown since Bill Masterson o the North Stars died in 196 after he fell during a gamp Some have said a helmet migh have saved his life. Rousseau brought his helnn to linncsota after Montrea Canadiens traded him to th North Stars before the 1970-7 season. The other North Star have gone to helmets this yea While a trend has bee started toward the helmet an use of faccmasks by goa tenders, the North Stars hav one veteran who doesn't j along with it. Gump Worsley. 41, is one i the last professional goalies m to wear a mask. "I'm too old to start i Worsley says. TIED UP Somewherft in this photograph Is Doug Rodgers of Vancouver and Alan Rich of Saskatoon com- peting in the over 205 pound class. Rodgers later picked Unafraid to ivalk the streets at night up a gold medal for his efforts in judo at the Canada Winter Games in Saskatoon. Scorekeeper has black belt SASKATOON (CP) Look- ing at Monica Fisher, you'd have a sneaking yospicion something was different but you wouldn't be able to say what. Twenty two, she tips the scales at 150 pounds, is a sleek five feet, 614 inches tall and measures 40-26-38. And she exudes a subtle feeling of great strength. She has a black belt in judo. An attractive redhead in her third year of physical educa- tion at the University of Sas- kachewan, she has had her first-degree in the Hack belt for about a month and is one of 11 women in Canada to at- tain this rank. "Well, I saw all the guys doing it and, being me, thought that if they could do it, why couldn't She was helping with the scorekeeping of the Canada Whiter Games judo tourna- ment one more involvement in a sport she has been In for four years. "It has done tremendous things for she said in an interview. "I'm unafraid to venture out at night by myself and there's the added benefit of the conditioning provided by judo. "It's not like swimming. That develops the shoulders more than anything. Judo de- velops all the muscles. I know if I didn't go in for athletics I'd be a fat blob." Judo for women is a far cry from judo for men, she said, primarily because of physiol- ogical differences. "Women have a lower centre of gravity, our hips are wider, we have less arm strength and we tend to bruise more easily. "You'll see a lot of foot sweeping in the men's compe- tition but it's discouraged for women. It's not very attrac- ive for a woman to walk Canada drawn with Russians SAO PAULO, Brazil (Renter! World champion Russia was drawn Monday in the same group as Argentina, Canada and Cuba for the women's world basketball championships start- ing May 15. Draw for the championships, which are held every four years, is: Group Union, Argentina, Canada, Cuba; Group B-South Korea, France, Ecuador, United States; Group kia, Japan, Madagascar, Aus- tralia. Group A matches will bo played in Rio de Janeiro, Group B in Brasilia and Group C in Recife. around wih legs." Like most women, said Monica she first became in- terested in judo because oi the self-defence aspect. And, like most women, she did not realize the intense, almost re- ligious, dedication required for high development. Now she's capable of teach- ing judo, she doesn't take her students far until they hava learned what will be de- manded of them. "Until they've discovered this, I don't even bother with the basic break-falls." Monica said she would liks to visit Japan, the homeland of judo, but "I really can't af- ford it." "How far would I like to go? Well I'd like to go af high as I could, perhaps even to the point of forming a women's judo organization. But it doesn't look too hopeful at the moment." Guaranteed Safety VALIANTS M 8 Can replace f BLACKWAUWnh telreadabla trade-in FORK ateus 7 Can replace BLACKWALLWithretreadaWettado-in FREE MOUNTING Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 OPEN DAILY A.M. TO P.M. Open a Firestone Budget Account or use your..