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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDOC HERALD Saturday, Ftbruiry 22, 1975 Alberta has 5 boxers in today's finals Take that... and that! The action was pretty much as you'd ex- pect at the boxing at the Ex Pavilion Friday fast and furious. Above, Richard Daigneault's face is somewhere behind the glove of William Featherstone. Ouch! Daigneault is from Quebec, Featherstone from Ontario. Upper left, Brad Koch of B.C., left, and Tony Bouchard. Smack! Left, Joe McCaffrey of B.C. dangles out cold after being hit by Morgan Williams of Saskatche- wan. Lower left, Nova Scotia coach Dave Singer has some rapid-fire encouragement for boxer Kevin Downey. Below, judge Bert Lowes. Photos by Golin Shaw and Walter Kerber by GARRY ALLISON Herald Sports Writer Five Alberta boxers advanc- ed into today's final round of the Winter Games boxing with victories Friday. Brad Hortie, Frank Pruden, Mike Young, Randy Jackson and Ray Duperon, the only five Albertans boxing in the semi-finals, all came out winners Friday, some more convincingly than others. Mike Young, an aggressive 139-pound power-puncher from Edmonton decisioned Peter Reschke of Ontario in one of the best fights of the Games. While the fight was superb, with both boys standing toe-to- toe tossing leather throughout the entire nine-minute dura- tion of the match, the decision proved to be highly controver- sial. The five judges' vote was split 4-1 in favor of Young, but many felt the verdict should have gone the other way, including Ontario boxing coach Jerry McCarthy. "It's a shame to bring a boy all this way and have him lose in this he stated. Young, on the other hand, felt he had a slight edge in the fight. "Reschke was always mov- ing and he was hard to hit solidly, but I thought I won it. But it was real close. It was the hardest fight I ever fought. I got hit a lot and I hit him a lot. I think the fight for the gold medal with David lus of British Columbia will be a lot easier than this Young said. Brad Hortie of Edmonton found himself in a mini-war with Saskatchewan's David Acoose in the 112-pound class. Both boys were giving it their all but Hortie's solid shots were landing more frequently and he got the nod on a un- animous decision. Frank Pruden of Edmonton used his left to good advan- tage in his 119-pound bout with Kerry Gallagher of B.C. and scored a unanimous verdict over the game B.C. scrapper. Randy Jackson, also of Ed- monton, found himself trying to play tag as he chased a con- stantly back-pedalling Edward Joyce of New- foundland around the ring for three rounds. Neither fighter landed many blows during the fight but Jackson picked up the un- animous decision, quite possibly on the strength of his being the constant aggressor throughout. Drayton Valley 165 pounder Ray Duperon took a 4-1 split decision over James Cameron of Ontario in a lack-lustre af- fair, All five Albertans are guaranteed at least a silver medal and all fighters that participated Friday and lost will be awarded the bronze medal. In the heavyweight class Manitoba bomber Bill Turner took a lop-sided unanimous verdict over a 'game but out- classed Calvin Lawrence of Nova Scotia. "I was pleased with the way the referee Bert Lowes let me fight my fight on the Turner stated. "I had trouble hitting Lawrence in the head but I was concentrating on his body and followed my fight plan well." Tuner, who was first an- nounced as a split decision winner, ended up a unanimous winner when an error was found on one judges' card. The five judges had him the winner on a 60-56 average. The most devastating punch of the entire tournament was thrown in the other heavyweight bout when B.C.'s Corky Kaulius knocked out Omar Martin of Prince Edward Island in the second round. Kaulius sent Martin to the canvas with a short left hook and then put him down the se- cond and final time with a short right and a crunching left hook. "The first left really did the Kaulius said after he waited more than five minutes for the ringside doc- tor to get Martin onto his feet. Tony Bouchard of Saskatchewan scored the narrowest of decisions over Brad Koch of B.C. in a 156- pound fight when the judges had to go to the most aggressive boxer in order to decide a winner. B.C.'s Shane Hoyt scored a close 4-1 split decision over Joe Urso in the 165-pound divi- sion and David lus of B.C. bested Denis Blais of Quebec in another close fight. William Featherstone of Ontario and Richard Daigneault of Quebec fought a bruising 147-pound battle with Featherstone coming out on top in an exciting fight. Smooth boxing Kevin Downey of Nova Scotia knock- ed out Kerry Fahlman of Saskatchewan with a blister- ing right to the stomach in a 178-pound battle. New Brunswick's Mark Adams knocked Lawrence O'Brien of Newfoundland down twice and won the 105- pound bout when the referre stopped the contest in the se- cond round. Benny Fry of Saskatchewan bested Richard Poirier of New Brunswick.4-1 in the 125- pound class and David Jamrozik of Ontario took a un- animous verdict over 132- pound Georges Theriault of New Brunswick. Alberta winner happy with medal but not lifts By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer Alberta weightlifters finally earned two individual medals as the competition came to a close at the Yates Memorial Centre Friday, but the province finished only seventh out of nine in the final team standings. Rob Macklem earned a gold in the light-heavyweight division, hoisting 140 kilos above his head in the clean and jerk lift, and conquering a kilo weight in the snatch competition. (A kilo is 2V, pounds.) In the middleweight class, Oleh Markiw picked up a bronze medal with lifts of 135 and 110 kilos in the clean and jerk, and snatch competitions respectively. Those lifts gave Markiw a total of 245 kilos, behind gold medallist Daniel Robaitaille of Ontario. Ontario finished on top with 82Vz points, earning the team gold medal as well as 12 points for the province, which will count in the overall standings after a three-man jury worked out a compromise in the dis- pute which hung over the weightlifting during its first two days. The jury decided Friday that the wdgbtlifters could use their own international points 12 for first, nine for second, eight for third, and so on in each in- dividual, event. However, when the stan- dings for the sport are worked out, the regular Games system will be used to deter- mine the points each province will get towards the overall staandings. Behind Ontario in the team standings were British Colum- bia with 74 points and Quebec with 73 points. The middleweight and light heavyweight competitions went Friday afternoon at the Yates, while the sport came to a close with the middle heavyweight, heavyweight and super heavyweight divisions before a capacity crowd in the evening. Macklem, Alberta's gold medallist, is a 22-year-old pharmacy student at the University of Alberta, and was somewhat surprised at his win, but disappointed with his lifts. "I was training for the middleweight he said. "But they moved me up to light-heavyweight for the benefit of the team." "So I was happy to win the he adds. "But both myself and Oleh were not happy with our lifts." Both Macklem and Markiw are members of the Grierson Weightlifting Club in Edmon- ton, and trained for one month last summer in Germany on a Commonwealth Games Foun- dation grant. "That experience really helped says Macklem One of the highlights of Friday's action came when Ontario's Jean-Marc Cardinal established a Canadian teen- age record in each of the two lift events. The 18-year-old, 246-pound Cardinal hoisted 152Vi kilos, or 335 Vz pounds in the clean and jerk, and 110 kilos or 242 pounds in the snatch. TEAM STANDINGS IFINAI.) Ontario JO) 12 British Columbia (St 74 n Quebec (B) 73 10 Nova Scotia 55 9 Now Brunswick 52 8 Manitoba so 7 Alberta 48 6 Saskatchewan 4iMz 5 Newfoundland 34 4 Middleweight 1. Daniel Robitaillc, Ont.; 2. Jarnail Biln. B.C.; 3. Oleh Markiw, Alia. Light heavyweight I. Rob Macklem, Alta.; 2. Darrell Pyko, N.S.; 3. Robert Charlcbois. Ont. Middle heavyweight 1. Graham Eldrldsc. N.S.; 2. Grant Matthew, Onl.; 3. Andre Fisher, B.C. Heavyweight 1. Jocclyn LcGault. Quc.: 2. Slpchen James, B.C.; 3. Robert Davidson, Onl. Super heivywelght 1. Bill Sam- borsky, Que.; 2. Jean-Marc Cardinal, Ont. (only two ALBERTA BRONZE MEDAL WINNER OLEH MARKIW Alberta table tennis prospects dive By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer TABER Even .when theyre expected, the first losses for an undefeated team- have to hurt. A little bit of pain probably best describes the feeling of the Alberta team after the third day of table tennis action at Taber's W. R. Myers High School. One of four teams un- defeated after six rounds of play, the Alberta sextet lost all three of its matches in the round-robin tournament Friday, falling to Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec. But then, those three were expected by Alberta coach Hugh Arndt to take home the three medals. He rated his own team as having an outside chance for a bronze. British Columbia dumped Alberta Friday morning, while the home province fell to Ontario 17-3 and Quebec 19- 1 in the afternoon and evening matches. Ontario and Quebec remain as the only two undefeated clubs with just two rounds to go. Both have 9-0 records while British Columbia is 8-1 after losing its first match, by a 12-8 count to Ontario Friday evening. B.C. was to face Quebec this morning while the two un- defeated clubs were scheduled to tangle this afternoon as table tennis wraps up at W. R. Myers. Prior to defeating Alberta and British Columbia Friday, the Ontario sextet thrashed Saskatchewan 17-3 while Quebec downed Manitoba 12-8 and Yukon 20-0 in its other matches. With just two rounds remaining, Alberta is now tied for fourth place in the team standings with Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. All three provinces sport 6-3 records. A 14-year-old girl from Pic- ture Butte, Debbie Toth. had a trying day as well, losing all nine singles sets against the much older and more ex- perienced Ontario, Quebec and B.C. competition. Alberta was to face Nova. Scotia this morning before taking on Prince Edward Island this afternoon in a match which would decide fourth spot among the 12 teams competing. w L Pis Ontario.................-...9 0 IS Quebec....................9 0 18 British Columbia I 16 Alberta...........'.........6 3 12 Manitoba ..................6 3 12 Prince Edward Island.......6 3 12 New Brunswick ............4 5 8 Nova Scotia................2 7 4 Saskatchewan..............2 7 4 Newfoundland..............! 8 2 Yukon........'.............1 8 2 Northwest Territories.......0 9 0 B.C. sweeps gold in volleyball By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer Manitoba's four year reign as king and queen of the Canada Winter Games men's and women's volleyball competi- tion came to an abrupt halt Friday night. The gold medallists of the 1971 Games, were dethroned before a capacity crowd at the 'University of Lethbridge by a power-packed British Columbia contingent, who scored'easy victories over the defending champions in both the men's and women's finals. B.C., who prepared itself for the 75 Games with an exten- sive 15 month development program, had little trouble defeating Manitoba whose officials recently received criticisms for having a complacent attitude in its volleyball program. The B.C. men's team, an all star squad from nine com- munities, put on an awesome attack to upend the Winnipeg based Manitobans in two straight games of the best of three final. Started quickly B.C. started out quickly in the opening game and after tak- ing a commanding 8-0 lead they went on to earn a decisive 15-1 victory. The final game of the matchup was a little closer, but after trailing 9-8, B.C. came alive and rambled on to a 15-9 gold medal win. The loss left Manitoba with the silver medal. The B.C. gals had even an easier time in disposing of Manitoba. The best. of three final which lasted some 25 minutes, saw B.C. drub the Manitobans 15-5 and 15-2. Meanwhile, Ontario captured the bronze medal in men's competition after scoring a hard fought (6-15, 16-14 and 15-9) win over Quebec in the playoff between the semi final losers. Quebec, who had to settle with a fourth place standing, was followed by New Brunswick who earned fifth place by defeating sixth place finishers Nova Scotia (15-11 and 15-12) in Blair- more Friday. Alberta grabs 7th Alberta grabbed seventh spot in the 12-team event after edging eighth place Saskatchewan (15-11, 11-15 and Newfoundland dropped Prince Edward Island (15-5 and 15- 3) to win ninth position while P.E.I, landed the 10th spot.' Yukon picked up close (16-14 and 15-11) decisions over Northwest Territories for llth place. Alberta didn't go empty handed in the medal race as it picked up a bronze medallion in women's competition. The host province, who lost to B.C. in its semi final earlier in the day, rebounded back scoring a breath taking (15-7, 6-15 and 16-14) victory over Quebec. Quebec, who earned nine points in the Games over-all point race with a fourth place standing, was followed by Saskatchewan who defeated Nova Scotia in the fifth sixth playoff (15-8 and Ontario won its seventh eighth place match against Prince Edward Island in two games while New Brunswick defeated Newfoundland for the ninth and loth-place standings by the same count. Northwest Territories placed llth with its 2-1 decision over the Yukon. MEN'S Teim pis. British Columbia 12 Manitoba..............................................................11 Ontario.............................................................. .10 Quebec...............................................................9 New Brunswick .......................................................g Nova Scotia...................................... 7 Alberta..........................................................'....'. f Saskatchewan......................................................... 5 Newfoundland.........................................................4 Prince Edward Island..................... 3 2 Northwest Territories............... l WOMEN'S British Columbia 12 in Quebec...............................................................9 Saskatchewan.........................................................fi Nova Ontario.............. g Prince Edward Island.............................................'.'...'. s New Brunswick.......................................................4 Newfoundland.........................................................3 Northwest Territories........................................ 2 i ;