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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBR1DCE HERALD - Monday, February 19, 1973 Fouls costly to locals Pronghorns lose out after solid Unversily of British Columbia, left, dominated the Canada West Volleyball championships staged at the University of Lethbridge over the weekend. In action here And back to you against the University of Saskatchewan the UBC emerged victorious. club Local battler comes close again Rinke lacks only experience By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer An � enthusiastic crowd of 600 jammed the Livingstone School auditorium at Lundbreck Saturday night and witnessed a superb amateur boxing card. Fifteen bouts were run off in a highly organized, professional manner and due mainly to the knowledgeable matchmaking of Lundbreck's Norman Lee only one bout ended short of the three round limit. The feature attraction of the evening was a rematch between Dean Kromarek, 147 pound American Olympic team alternate from Great Falls, Mont, and 1971 Alberta champion Carmen Rinke, who fights out of the Lethbridge boxing club. Kromarek used his finess, acquired over 167 bouts, to advantage and weathered Rinke's bombardment in the third round to grab a close decision. Rinke started extremely slow and allowed the American to build up a good lead through the first and early part of the second round. Rinke, with only 17 bouts under his belt, came on strong in the latter stages of the fight, using his left with great effect. But despite his late surge he dropped his second straight close verdict to the highly regarded American. In the 150 pound semi-windup Calgary's Gary Beatty, with his shoulder length hair, bulled his way to a close decision over Gaels edge Cougars in exhibition tilt Bulldogs, Comets earn wins The Winston Churchill Bulldogs and Milk River Comets remained the undisputed leaders in the Southwest Conference Boys' Basketball League as they picked up easy victories over the weekend. The Bulldogs held a tight reign on their first place status with their 10th victory in 11 trtarts while the Comets also racked up their 10th win along With two losses. Friday night, the Bulldogs thrashed the Picture Butte Sugar 'Kings 56-39. Ken Nakama and Kim Woolf notched 17 points apiece for the Bulldogs while Brian Koenen managed 16 points in a losing cause. In Milk River, the Comets dumped Taber Trotters 71-60 behind Mike Hierath's 25-point performance. Teammate Barry Lodemierer chipped in with 16 points while Robin Hansen scored 27 points in a losing outing. In another league match, Coaldale Gaels defeated the Stirling Lakers 46-30. Ed .Dick hooped 22 points in the win while Marty Hirsche netted eight to lead the Lakers. The Vauxhall Vikings upset the Fort Macleod Flyers 44-41. Merlin H o w g notched 14 points and Al Friesen 12 for the Vikings while Len Zoete-man and Warren Tolley replied for the Flyers with 13 points each. In the only girls' league game Volleyball title to UBC University of' British Columbia Thunderettes captured the Canada West University Women's Volleyball championship title Saturday night by defeating the University of Alberta Pandas in two straight games at the University of Lethbridge gymnasium. UBC accumulated the maximum 32 points to win the conference title while the University of Victoria finished in second with 17 points. Third place went to the Uni-versity.of Alberta with 14 points followed by the University of Saskatchewan in fourth with eight points and the University of Calgary in fifth with five points. The U of L Pronghorns were winless and failed to register toy points. Points were awarded to the teams according to their final standings after each half of the two - section playoff tourney. The first half of the tourney was staged in Victoria Jan. 29. In Saturday's games, U of V picked up the third place title in the final half of the play-downs by dropping U of C in two straight games. U of V had lost earlier in the day to UBC in the semifinal two gaimes to one in the best-of-three match series. U of C also lost in the semifinals by '. suffering two consecutive losses to the U of A. In other games Saturday, U of L were bounced by the U of A and the U of C. UBC will now advance to the Canadian women's champion* sbips tentatively set for Acadia, Nova Scoria. staged Friday night, the Fort Macleod Meteors dumped the Vauxhall Vi-Queens 35-28. Peggy Conner netted- 10 points for the Meteors while Cindy' Dorchak scored 10 for the Vi-Queens. In a girls' game Saturday night, Conner registered another 23 points and gave the Meteors a 4940 decision  over the Picture Butte Sugar Queens. Elaine Charlesworth hooped 17 points in a losing cause. Saturday night also featured a 51-35 victory for the Flyers over the Sugar Kings. Tolley led Fort Macleod with 23 points while Tom Curuso paced Picture Butte with 19 points. In boys' junior varsity play on the weekend, Coaldale dropped Stirling 37-29,4Milk River upended Taber 65-52, Picture Butte stopped Winston Churchill 43-25, Vauxhall dumped Fort Macleod 43-28 and Picture Butte defeated Fort Macleod 38-22. Meanwhile in boys' exhibition play Saturday night, the Coaldale Gaels edged the Catholic Central Cougars 38-37. Werner Schmiegelt and Ray Lister paced the Gaels with 12 points apiece while Ed Dick added 10. Paul Kenwood notched 12 points and Randy Royer 11 for the Cougars, who toil in the Southern Alberta "A" Boys' Basketball League. In girls' play, the CCHS Kittens squeezed past the Coaldale Larks 27-25. Kathy Wilson led the Kittens with 14 points while Bonnie Stanko notched 13 points for the Larks. Ron DeBarry of Great Falls in an exciting, bruising battle. Five Lethbridge fighters emerged victorious while three Lundbreck boxers earned victories. The Pincher Creek, Calgary and Brocket clubs each scored two wins apiece. Kromarek gave Great Falls its only win of the evening. In the only bout that failed to go the distance 150 pound Charlie Prongus of Lethbridge was awarded the decision when William Big Bull of Brocket retired late in the second round. Allan Davies started the evening off right for the Lethbridge club as he decisioned Lyle Smith of Brocket in an 55 pound match. A good battle between Calgary's Ken McDonald and Randy Crazy Boy of Brock et saw MacDonald come out best in the 75 pound bout. Lundbreck's boxing brothers, Frank and Stan Simpson, rec orded wins in the 60 and 85 pound classes respectively. Both boys beat Calgary boxers with Frank getting the nod over Jeff Maisenet and Stan ekeing out a win over Randy Rudd. Two 70 pounders, Perry Od ney of Lethbridge and Alvin Wicks of Lundbreck, put on a good show with the Lethbridge boy coming out ahead on the judges' cards. Ronnie Popp, 110 pounder from Pincher Creek, won c split decision over Roland Sip-pola of Lundbrcek while Warren Buries of the host club had things his own way as he easily out - classed Bill English of Brocket in the 150 pound class Brocket's 139 pound Andy Stump decisioned Calgary's Harold Forish, Lundbreck in a 90 pound tussle. Lethbridge's Gray Greenway had his hands full with Dennis Wicks of Lundbreck in a 95 pound clash but managed to hang on for the decision. Brocket battler, Glen Provost, took the nod over Peter Krich of Calgary in a 100 pound contest. SHORT JABS . . . Andy Stump and Gary Beatty were a study in contrasts in regards to hair ... Stump has a brush cut and Beatty long flowing locks . . . Some fine exhibitions of sportsmanship were displayed by both the winners and the losers . . . with a bit more experience Carmen Rinke could prove to be the best 147-pound er in Canada . . . with clubs like the ones participating on the card in existence in this area we could be well represented in the Canada Winter Games slated for Lethbridge and District in 1975. EDMONTON (Special) - The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns' 1972-73 Canada West University Men's Basketb a 11 League season came to an abrupt halt before a capacity crowd at the University of Alberta gymnasium Saturday night. The Pronghorns suffered a hafd-fought 83-74 setback to the host Golden Bears and fell just short of winning their first CVVUMBL championship title since their inception six years ago. The Pronghorns, who went into the weekend series needing two victories, forced the Bears into a do-or-die situation in the final league game by posting a 64-55 decision Friday night. The Bears finished the season in first place with a 16-4 record while the Pronghorns trailed in second with a 14-6 record. The Bears will now advance to the Western Canada Intercollegiate championship final against Lakeh'ead University.in a best-of-three series next weekend at Thunder Bay. Meanwhile in Saturday's all-or - nothing encounter, the Pronghorns and Bears battled it out neck and neck throughout the first half, much to the delight of the capacity crowd on hand. The two clubs fought to a 46-46 deadlock after the first 20 minutes of play as the Bears came up with a superb 51 per cent shooting average and the Pronghorns slightly behind with a 48 per cent average. But things changed drastically for the Pronghorns in the second half as they were literally blown off the court. However, according to coach Gary Bowie, the ones doing the blowing were not the Bears, but the officials. "It may sound like sour grapes, but I'd have to say the officiating was pretty bad," commented Bowie. "It was a complete "homer job" as far as I'm concerned," he added. The general rule has it, that if a team loses a game, it's taken for granted that the players and coaches start making up excuses for the loss. But in this case, the Pronghorns and coaches Bowie and Robin Fry are justified in saying that "poor officiating" was the main reason for their loss. "Looking at the situation analytically, the Pronghorns were indeed victims of a questionable job by the officials," said Fry. Firstly, the Pronghorns were handed 25 personal fouls compared to the Bears' 19. Using the seven-foul ruling, this meant the Pronghorns went to the foul line 12 times while the Bears went to the line 22 times. Secondly, the Pronghorns' received four technical fouls in which two of the calls were utterly ridiculous according to head coach Bowie. Coach Fry was assessed a technical four for standing up. Apparently the officials didn't like what Fry shouted out, but Fry had a bad case of laryngitis and could hardly speak. Rookie Larry Baker also received a technical foul for failing to raise his hand up fast enough to signify a foul Thirdly, super star Phil Tollestrup was fouled out at the 14:00 minute mark after receiving four offensive fouls and a defensive foul. Doug Kempt was fouled out less than a min ute later while Roger B'aldry and Baker had four fouls apiece. Finally, to top everything off, the directors and team members of the Bears as well as spectators apologized to the Pronghorns for the poor officiating after the game. Although the Pronghorns lost the championship title, coach Bowie, was more than happy with his team's performance and was optimistic in the near future. "I'm proud of the team regardless how things turned out and I feel more potential university entrants will take a look at our university before they make a final decision," he said.. ' Meanwhile in Saturday's game statistically speaking, Tollestrup led the Pronghorn with a 26-point outing' while teammate Dan Court chipped in with another 15. Tollestrup had scored 22 points in the first half. Mike Frisby led the Bears with 22 points while Wally Tollestrup added 21 and Tom Solyom 18. In other" league games staged Saturday night,, University of Victoria Vikettes closed out their season play with.a 57-32 victory over the: University of Calgary . Dinnies. Lorna McHattie led the winners with 15 points while Brenda Floyd managed 10 for the Dinnies. Storming from behind in the last four minutes of the game, U of V Vikings edged the U of C Dinosaurs 63-60. Pard Hogewejde led Victoria with 16 points while U of C got 21 points from Tom Bishop. Drought ends for Dickson SAN DIEGO (AP) - For several years Bob Dickson had been an object of pity, of concern, of puzzled looks and occasional head-shaking. The bright promise of certain stp.rdom had not been fulfilled. He'd even thought of quitting the pro golf tour. It all ended Sunday when Dickson reached in the cup on the 72nd hole to pluck out the ball that made him a winner for the first time since 1968. "It was, well, it was a kind of animal joy," said, the soft-spoken 29-year-old from Tulsa, Okla., a three-stroke winner in the Andy Williams - San Diego Open golf tournament. "It's just the way it was meant to be," said Australian veteran Bruce Crampton, who opened the gates for Dickson with a fantastic collapse on the final five hoies. PARS LAST ROUND Dickson won it with a par 72 for the final round of the sunny Torrey Pines Golf Course, a 7,-047-yard layout. He finished with a 278 total-10 under par. Crampton, a 37-year-old who won two tournaments earlier tins year and was threatening here, lost one stroke on each of four consecutive holes down the stretch and could do no better than a 76. That dropped Crampton back into a four-way tie for second at 281 with Phil Rodgers, Billy Casper and Grier Jones. Casper had a 71, Rodgers closed with a 66 and Jones a 75; Tied at 282 were Tommy Jacobs, Miller Barber, Dave Ei-chelberger and Hale Irwin. Jacobs had the day's best-round, a 65. : George Knudson of Toronto fired a 72 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 287, good enough for $988. Ben Kem of Toronto wound up with a two-over-par 74 for 289 and $537. British Open champ Lee Tre-vino really never was in it. He had a final 74 for 291. Pickering out in Saskatchewan SPECIAL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT C NOW ONLY............................ W Including the following services:  Adjust camber  Adjust toe-in  Adjust caster * Adjust torchan ban  Check all tire pressures  Inspect condition of front-end alignment .99 FREE HEADLITE ALIGNMENT WITH FRONT-END ALIGNMENT KING CHRYSLER DODGE Corner of 3rd Ave. and 11th St. S. Phone 328-9271 Mel Watchorn repeats HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. (CP) - Mel Watchorn of Fairview, Alta., demolished Jack Isamani 8-2 in six ends Saturday to win the Alberta men's curling championship. Watchorn now will represent the province at the Canadian men's curling championships to be held in Edmonton March' 5-10. Watchorn blew the game wide open with a four-ender on the second to take a 4-1 lead, then stole a single on the third after Isaman tried to execute a double take out. ' They shook hands oil the sixth end when Watchorn picked up two more after Isaman failed on a draw shot. It was Isaman's first appearance in the finals and the sixth for Watchorn. The winning foursome was composed of Watchorn's two brothers, Terry at second and Merv at lead, with Jim Fox at third. Earlier Saturday, Isamam, B section winner, forced a second and deciding game when he scored a 7-5 victory over Watchorn, the A side winner. In another match Saturday, Isaman eliminated three - time world champion Ron Northcott of Calgary 12-9 to advance to the final against Watchorn. , Meanwhile in Moose Jaw Harvey Mazinke of Regina continued Ms mastery over Bob Pidoering of Milestone with a 64 victory Saturday to win the Saskatchewan men's curling championship. Mazinke, took command in the third end when he stole two after two misses by Pickering. The Regina rink defeated Pickering during the southern playoffs and earlier in the four-rink, double-knockout final. Mazinke posted 16 consecutive victories in provincial playoffs. Other members of the rink are Dan Klippenstein, lead; George Achtymdchuk, second; and BUI Martin, third. . ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA JUNIOR W 34 33 23 22 21 Calgary ... Red Deer . Drumheller The Pass . Edmonton Lethbridge NATIONAL T F A Pts 0 287 164 68 1 275 170 67 0 234 252 46 0 194 231 44 1 182 221 43 0 167 299 16 Montreal . Rangers . Boston . . Buffalo .... Detroit ... Toronto .. Vancouver Islanders . Chicago .. Phila. ... Minnesota' . St. Louis . Los Angele Atlanta .. Pittsburgh, California . LEAGUE East Division L T F W 38 39 37 31 29 19 16 7 13 244 5 233 5 247 9 210 10 194 7 178 8 174 5 121 West Division 34 19 6 223 28 27 25 24 23 23 9 9 220 8 186 10 175 9 180 11 158 .7 196 14 159 A Pts 134 89 144 83 178 79 164 71 178 68 194 45 263 40 283 19 171 74 211 65 173 62 180 60 198 57 175 57 200 53 252 32 LEADERS GAP Esposlto, B........... 37 52 89 Clarke, Pha ............ 29 52 81 Mlkita, C............. 24 53 77 MacLelsh, Pha ... ...... 36 39 75 Hull, C............... 32 42 74 Robert, But............ 36 37 '73 Lemaire, M ............ 35 38 73 Martin, C.............. 24 49 73 Pappin, C...... ... .. . 32 40 72 WORLD ASSOCIATION Eastern Division W L T Cleveland .. . 35 22 N. England . . 34 24 New York ... 27 33 Phila...... 27 32 Quebec ...... 24 29 Ottawa 2 2 1 0 5 . ... 23 34 4 Western Division W L T Winnipeg ... 36 23 Minnesota .. 30 28 Houston .. .. ,. 7.9 Los Angeles Alberta ... Chicago .... 22 36 F A Pts 220 175 72 249 205 70 240 259 55 220 248 54 205 231 53 213 256 50 26 27 28 28 27 F A Pts 233 187 75 204 213 63 220 207 62 206 206 59 201 194 58 191 221 45 SCORES Clarke win title Only two members of the Lethbridge Community College badminton team came away with a first place finish in the Alberta College Athletic Conference provincial b a d m i nton championships staged in Medicine Hat on the weekend. All nine conference teams took part in the two-day event which got under way Friday and concluded Saturday. Brenda Beazer and Lynda Clarke were the only two local shot-makers to win a title and a berth on the Alberta team that travels to Vancouver Mar. 9-10 for the 4-West championships. The local gals bested the entry from the Southern Alberta mstitute of Technology of Calgairy in the final two games to one. The gals won their first match 14-8, lost the second 15-10 and won the final 15-3. Other titles went to Red Deer with the women's singles and mixed doubles, Calgary Mount Royal the men's doubles and the Caimrose Lutheran College, who won the men's singles event. Red Deer captured the team title with 31 points while the IiCC followed in second with 30 points. HOCKEY SUNDAY National Montreal 2 Toronto 1 Los Angeles 4 California 2 Rangers 3 Islanders 2 < Boston 4 Chicago 1 Buffalo 4 Pittsburgh 7 Philadelphia 5 Minnesota 1 World Winnipeg 4 Houston 2 Los Angeles 4 Philadelphia 1 ' Minnesota 7 Chicago 5 American Baltimore 9 Springfield 1 Hershey 4 Cincinnati 1 Boston 7 Jacksonville 3 Providence 4 New Haven 4 . 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