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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD January 24, 1975 Book your European Charter Now FllfMt It ItriM-AmliriM-Fnikfirt for your trivt! imngtmcntt contact Art Williams Travel Centra Mill Phono 328-3201 -The Herald- Sports Pat Sullivan Davis likes chances Lyle Davis superstitious? That's hard to say. If Davis and his mates are they may be looking for their lucky star this time around. Davis, you see, is the skip of the Lethbridge foursome who this afternoon embarked on a trip they hope will land them a berth in the Alberta men's curling playdowns in Edmonton in February. Davis, and 15 other skips have the same thought in mind. However, unlike years gone by, the south can now send two representatives, doubling the chances of all entries. "It will give a team a second chance so to said Davis Thursday. Ik- Davis doesn't want to have to count on a second chance. In what was described as one of the finest zone playdowns in years, Davis and his quartet emerged with the spoils after getting past Dan. Brown in two must games. "The competition was certainly as keen as I have ever seen it in admitted Davis. Davis is flanked by three of the finest shotmakers in the city in Scott Henderson, Jim McQuarrie and Steve Gillies. In past years it has often been a Davis-Henderson final in southern bonspiels. Why the change? According to Davis it all came about as a result of the Corby Cup competition. Corby Cup play is strictly for Elks. "We joined forces for the Elks playdowns and it worked out pretty good, so we decided to stay together for the Consol says Davis. Thus far, the combination has again worked pretty good. Davis and McQuarrie have always curled together it seems. Davis calling the shots and McQuarrie, from his second position, sweeping ever so perfectly. On the other hand, Henderson is also a skip and his track record has been an enviable one. As for Gillies, there are not many better leads around. "It's strange how we complement each says Davis as he describes the working of the two curling quarterbacks on same rink. "It's great the way we can work out the shots between us." Davis is not laying claim to be a favorite in this year's southern playdowns. He does, however, like his chances more because of the fact he is playing on friendly turf, or in this case ice. "It will make a big difference playing at the Lethbridge Curling he says. "Our ice plays different from that in Calgary or Red Deer." Davis has been to two previous southern playdowns. He lost once to Ron Northcott of Calgary and then to Roy Talbot of Red Deer. This, he hopes, will be lucky number three. Northcott won't be here. So who does Davis feel will be the toughest entry, or if you like, the favorite? He feels both Mike Chernoff and George Fink of Calgary will be tough. For that matter so will Talbot and another Southern Albertan by the name of Terry Lyon of Pincher Creek. It has been a while since a Lethbridge rink has seen the Alberta finals. Davis and his mates would like to make 1975 the year they make the trip north. BILL PERSLEY, COACH OF THE LCC BADMINTON TEAM, DEMONSTRATES A SERVE Have won two team championships in two attempts LCC badminton club tough McQuarrie out DRUMHELLER, (Special) Sharon Grigg of Medicine Hat came from B event to capture the Southern Alberta women's curling championship here Thursday. Grigg emerged the B event winner Wednesday night and won the first game in the A-B final 6-4 over Myrna McQuarrie of Lethbridge Thursday morning to force an extra game that afternoon. She won the afternoon match 9-1 after six ends of play. Meanwhile, Phyl Crist of Calgary captured the Southern Alberta senior women's curling playoffs Thursday with an 8-7 extra end victory over defending Alberta champion Dorothy Shields pf Medicine Hat. Crist, with teammates Rita Inglis, Eve McCullough, and Marjorie Jones, went through the 12 team event undefeated while Shields earlier lost to Doris Falconer of Fort Macleod. The Calgary rink, after trailing 3-1 after three ends, came back with four in the fifth and two more on the sixth. Shields then counted two on the seventh and a single on the eighth. Crist then blanked the ninth and lost her chance to win at regulation time when her final shot in the tenth end rolled out. By GARRY ALLISON Herald Sports Writer The badminton club at the Lethbridge Community College is quickly establishing itself as one of the best clubs in the province. They have competed at two tournaments thus far in the college year and have won the team championship at both events. "We have won five of a possible 10 titles besides the team LCC badminton coach Bill Persley stated. "Last week we set a conference record when we won four of five cham- pionships. The only one we missed was the men's doubles." The next opportunity the LCC badminton club will have to strut their stuff will be Saturday. They will be hosting their own tournament and'action will get under way at a.m. in the LCC gym. "Our club consists of 10 members, five boys and five girls. Those selected to the team receive a full tuition scholarship as well-as the outfits they wear during competition. Racquets are also made available if a student prefers not to use his own. "The 10 members enable us to cover all the events, mens and womens singles, doubles and mixed doubles, plus have an alternate member of each the LCC coach stated. Men's team members include Hartley Leppard, in the singles; Jim Vickers and Rick Furukawa in doubles; Brian Popwich in mixed doubles and an alternate yet to be named. The women's team includes singles player Sharon Davies, doubles team Vivian Giese and Robyn Mintenko; Pam David- son, mixed doubles; and alternate Shari Hohm. The men's team includes two second year business students, Hartley and Jim, while Rick and Brian are enrolled in second year recreation. Shari is in first year recreation, Sharon second year physical education, Vivian second year renewable resources, Robyn second year recreation and Pam is taking community youth. Every Tuesday and Thursday, between 4 and the bad- minton club can be found working out. "We do some conditioning work as well as some work on improving Bill said. "If I've spotted one of the members doing something wrong during a tournament or in practice, we work on it together and try to correct it." Many of the team members have been playing badminton all through school and need little in the way of coaching. Tips to improve their technique are more appropriate than actual coaching sessions. Like badminton clubs the world over, the LCC club is hav- ing problems getting plastic birds. The.world-wide shortage has forced them into using the feather type bird, even during prac- tice sessions. The LCC tournament Saturday will be a round robin affair to determine the team championship. "We will then pick the top singles players and top pairs from each entry and playoff for the doubles and singles cham- Bill said. At present the LCC club is gearing itself towards the provincial championships on Feb. 14 and 15. After that they hope to be part of the ACAC 4 West championships at Saskatoon. If you want to get a sneak preview of the type of high calibre badminton competition that will be presented at the Canada Winter Games, then drop out to the LCC Saturday and familiarize yourself with the sport. Roundup of short sport Cardston Cougars, Wildcats in lead Two Cardston teams are running away with the races in the Southern Alberta 4A High School Basketball League, according to statistics released Thursday. The Cardston Cougars have won six straight contests without a defeat, and boast a four point lead over second place Raymond Comets in the varsity division. Their junior varsity counterparts, the Wildcats, have also racked up an un- blemished 6-0 record, two points ahead of the LCI Colts, who are 4-3. Following are the standings from leagues throughout Southern Alberta as of January 23. Varsity W L Pts Cardston.................6 0 12 Raymond.................3 2 8 Magrath..................3 2 6 LCI ......................3 4 6 Winston Churchill 3 4 Catholic Centra! ..........0 6 0 Juokw Varsity W L Pis Cardston.................6 0 12 LCI ......................4 3 8 Magrath...................3 2 6 Raymond.................2 3 4 Winston Churchill.........1 4 2 Calholift Central 1 5 2 3 8 4 6 5 4 5 4 7 o SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE Varsity Boys W L Pts F.P. Walshe..............6 1 12 Picture Butte.............6 1 12 W. R. Myers 210 Kate Andrews............4 Willow Creek.............3 Stirling...................2 Milk River................2 Vauxhall..................0 Jr. Varsity Boys W L Pts Stirling...................6 0 12 Kate Andrews.............5 i 10 W. R. Myers ..............3 3 6 F. P. Walshe..............3 3 6 .............2 4 4 Picture Butle.............2 4 4 Vauxhall..................0 6 0 Girls W L Pis Kale Andrews.............7 0 14 Picture 8ulte.............S 2 10 Willow Creek.............5 2 10 F. P. Walshe..............3 3 6 W.R.Myers ..............2 4 4 Vauxhall..................1 6 2 Milk River................0 6 0 FAR WEST LEAGUE Boys W L Pit Nobkflord ................7 1 14 St. Michael's .............7 1 14 MathewHalton ...........5 3 10 Lundbreck................4 4 8 Coalhursl.................1 7 2 Crowsnest................0 8 0 QMS Nobteford ................8 0 16 Lundbreck................6 2 12 St. Michael's.............4 4 8 Crowsnesl................1 7 2 8 0 CHRIS, JIMMY LEAD NEW YORK (AP) Tennis stars Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert of the United States were that sport's top money winners for 1974. Con- nors earned falling short of the men's record set by Australian Rod Laver in 1971. Miss Evert won and broke the women's mark of which Margaret Court of Aus- tralia set in 1971. Guillermo Vilas of Argentina, winner of the Canadian Open, was se- cond with Billie Jean King ranked second among the women with HONOR ROBINSON COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Frank Robinson, the only player to become most valuable player in the National and American baseball leagues, will be honored Friday night as the Baseball Player of Two Dec- ades by the Columbus Touch- down Club. Robinson, the first black manager in major league baseball with Cleveland Indians, won the NL award with Cincinnati Reds and the AL honor with Baltimore Orioles. EX-CARDINAL DIES DESOTO, Mo. Clar- ence (Heinie) Mueller, a colorful outfielder for St. Louis Cardinals of baseball's National League in the 1920s, died Thursday of cancer at his home here. He was 75 Mueller had a lifetime batting average of .282 in 11 years in the majors, mostly with the Cardinals but later with New York Giants, Boston Braves and St. Louis Browns. RETAINS TITLE OSLO (AP) Svein Erik Paulsen of Norway retained his European junior lightweight boxing title Thurs- day night with a unanimous 15-round decision over Spanish challenger Domingo JiminezV The Norwegian ex- tended his unbeaten string as a professional to 14. HIRED BY FALCONS ATLANTA (AP) Former Cleveland Browns' quarter- back Bill Nelson was ap- pointed Thursday as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach of Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. Nelson, 34, has been an assis- tant coach with New England Patriots. He is the sixth assis- tant to be named by Atlanta head coach Marion Campbell. COACH NAMED CLEVELAND (AP) For- rest Gregg, offensive line coach of Cleveland Browns last season, was named head coach of the National Football League team Wednesday. Gregg succeeds Nick Skorich, who was ousted as coach last month shortly after the Browns ended one of the worst seasons in their history. Gregg's backgound includes playing and working for Vince Lombard! with the NFL Green Bay Packers. MILLER A FAVORITE LONDON (AP) American golfer Jo'hnny Miller's magic has put him in the favorite's role for this year's British Open. Golfing buffs here are already betting on him winning the Open, five months before the event takes place at Carnoustie, Scotland, July 9-12. British bookmakers are currently quoting Miller a cautious 5-to-ll favorite. FOTIU SENT DOWN HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association sent left wing Nick Fotiu to their farm club, Cape Codders A ttendance is up9 teams on a par OSHAWA, Ont. (CP) Or- ganizers of this year's Cana- dian midget hockey tourna- ment see an improvement in two areas over last year's and more evenly-matched teams. Attendance during the first three days of the tournament has increased by over last year. A total of fans have attended the games at Civic Auditorium, compared with for the first three days of 1974. Last year, Verdun Maple Leafs were clearly the tourna- ment powerhouse, winning the tournament and outclassing the other teams in their division. But other teams namely Yorkton, Sask., Oshawa, and Edmonton Canadians give the young Quebecers a tough time of a repeat cham- pionship. In Division 1, unbeaten Osh- awa holds a one-point edge over Yorkton, having ac- cumulated eight points in four games.Yorkton has played five games and holds a one- point lead over Barrie, Ont. Co-op. Oshawa is a surprise thus far in the tournament, enter- ing only as the host team, while other teams won provin- cial championships to qualify. In Division 2, Verdun has six points in three games and has allowed only three goals in that stretch. Edmonton has six points in four games, as. does Fort Rouge, Man. The first-place teams in each division will play for the championship, while second- place finishers in each divi- sion will be relegated to the consolation final. Teams in Division 1 play six games leading up to the cham- pionship, while teams in Divi- sion one less five. In games Thurs'day, Thunder Bay, Ont., Miners shut out Quesnel, B.C., Macks 3-0, Barrie defeated Yorkton 4-2, Verdun topped Fort Garry-Fort Rouge Twins 4-1, Thunder Bay and Yorkton played to a 2-2 tie, Edmonton shut out Dalhousie, Legionaires 7-0, and Sydney, N.S. Legionaires recorded their first victory of the tournament, a 3-2 win over Corner Brook, Nfld. Knights. Robert Garner scored three times to pace. Barrie and Shane Pearsall added one goal. Dave Broshko and Brian Propp supplied first-period goals for Yorkton. Jimmy Mann led Verdun with two goals. Single goals went to Alain McElligott and Yves Couturier. Defenceman Pat Colpitts scored for the Twins. Centre Joel Elliott scored twice to pace Edmonton to its shutout win over winless Dal- housie as goaltender Bart Hunter recorded his first shut- out of the tournament. LithMilHOfficiR.TiMril.til. Lww Ltml 7Ml Si fluffing Mall FILING CABINETS Renner pulling away in AJHL RED DEER (CP) Don Renner of Tab'er Golden Suns is setting a blistering pace in the Alberta Junior Hockey League scoring race, but he'll have to do even better if he hopes to break the scoring records set two years ago by Ryan Wecker of Drumheller Falcons. Statistics released Thurs- day show Renner with. 95 points on a league leading 50 goals and 45 assists. He is 15 points ahead of Tony Currie of Spruce Grove Mets, who has left the league to play with Edmonton Oil Kings of the Skiing looks good The skiing outlook for this weekend is good. Westcastle is reporting very good to excellent conditions with the temperature hover- ing around 28 degrees. The slopes are packed with some icy patches, but more snow is forecast before the weekend. The base is 30 inches at the lodge, and nearly six feet at the top. The road is dry and good, with the last mile the only slippery part. Kimberley also has ex- cellent conditions and a temperature of 26 degrees at report time. They have one inch of new snow on a good base, and no wind. Western Canada Hockey League. Nearest active player to Renner is Ron Rose of Drumheller who ranks third with 78 points, 58 of them derived from a league leading assists total. Wecker, the league's top all time scorer who ranks ninth this year with 68 points, holds the records for most goals in a year 79, most assists 78, and most points 157. Renner has 18 games remaining in which to surpass those totals. Randy of Taber, Renner's- linemate, is fourth with 77 points, three up on Dave Scott of Calgary Canucks. Julian Baretta of Spruce Grove continues to lead the goaltenders with a 3.83 average and two shutouts. Ron Burgess of Calgary has played the most minutes 681 and Dan Shearer of Drumheller has stopped the most shots 907. Tony of Spruce Grove leads in penalty minutes with 257, and the Mets are the most penalized team with minutes. THE LEADERS GAP Don Renner. T.......... 50 45 95 Tony Currie, SG 36 44 80 Ron Rose, D............ 20 58 78 Randy Joevenazzo. T___ 23 54 77 Dave Scott, C........... 32 40 72 Barry Lasslter. RD...... 38 32 70 Paul MessierSG 27 43 70 Mike Mclvor. C 26 43 69 Ryan Wecker, D 35 33 68 Bernle Syrenne, T 30 35 65 Kelly Bunn. SG 33 30 63 Keith Hertz, SG......... 28 35 63 ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES WESTERN CANADA Eastern Division W L T F A Pis Saskatoon 24 11 7 215 148 55 Lethbridge 20.19 2 184 187 42 Brandon 18 24 6 194 226 42 Regina..... 19 23 3 172 187 41. Flin Flon 11 27. 7 160 264 29 Winnipeg 10 29 8 157 265 28 Western Division Victoria 33 11 4 289 176 68 Med Hat 28 12 3 237 152 59 Kamloops 24 15 4 809 171 52 New West 20 15 10 203 180 50 Edmonton 18 17 5 191 172 41 Calgary 7 29 7 150 243 21 NATIONAL LEAGUE Patrick Divition W L T F A fit Phila....... 30 10 6 166 99 66 Rangers.... 24 12 9 191 142 57 Atlanta..... 20 18 9 131 131 49 Islanders 18 17 11 152 127 47 Division Vancouver.. 23 19 5 158 149 51 Chicago 22 20 4 154 134 48 St. Louis 18 21 7 148 165 43 Minnesota.. 11 27 6 118 197 28 Kansas City 1031 411319424 Norril Division Los Angeles 27 7 12 157 93 66 Montreal 26 8 13 214 131 65 Pittsburgh 18 17 10 185 171 46 Detroit 11 25 8 125 175 30 Washington.. 3 39 5 95 246 11 Adams Division Buffalo..... 30 9 7 201 137 67 Boston 25 13 8 214 142 58 Toronto 17 22 7 157 181 41 California 11'29 9 130 195 31 NHL LEADERS G A Pts Esposito. Bos........... 43 44 87 Orr, Bos................ 26 56 82 Lafleur. Mil............: 34 41 75 Perreault; Bui........... 27 37 64 Mahovlich. Mil.......... 20 43 63 Dionne, Del............ 25 37 62 Gilbert, NYR............ 25 36 61 Clarke. Pha............. 13 48 61 Robert, But............. 27 32 69 Vickers. NYR 22 35 57 WORLD ASSOCIATION Canadian Division W L T F A Pis Quebec 28 16 0 186 142 56 Toronto 23 18 2 181 159 48 Edmonton 21 15 2 139 123 44 Vancouver.. 19 21 2 127 135 40 Winnipeg... 18 19 2 152 134 38 Eastern Division New Eng___ 24 17 2 152 153 50. Cleveland 18 23 2 124 144 38 Chicago.... 17 25 1 145 167 35 Indianapolis 10 32 3 104 185 23 Western Division Houston.... 28 13 0 193 122 56 Phoenix 21 18 6 153 151 48 San Diego.. 22 19 1 143 140 45 Minnesota 21 20 0 168 140 42 x-Baltirnore. 13 27 3 107 179 29 Michigan Stags HOCKEY RESULTS National New York Rangers 5 Atlanta 2 Chicago 3 New York Islanders 1 Philadelphia 7 St. Louis 2 Montreal 7 Minnesota 0 Vancouver 3 Washington 2 Buffalo 5 Detroit 1 Kansas City 3 Boston 2 Los Angeles 8 Toronto 0 World Indianapolis 4 Chicago 2 Cleveland 5 Quebec 3 Edmonton.7 Winnipeg 3 Toronto at Baltimore, ppf. game originally scheduled for Detroit San Diego 6 Vancouver 1 American New Haven 3 Richmond 3 Ctnlral Salt Lake City 4 Seattle 2 Western Canada Brandon 2 New Westminster 1 Victoria 6 Winnipeg 0 Medicine Hat 6 Kamlopps 3 Saskatchewan Junior Weyburn 6 Yorklon 5 Saskatoon 6 Regina Slues 4 Alberta Junior Drurnheller 4 Red Deer 1 BASKETBALL SCORES National Houston 96 Atlanta 95 New York 100 Cleveland 89 Golden State 108 Philadelphia 100 W.C.H.L HOCKEY ACTION LETHBRIDGE BRONCOS vs SASKATOON BLADES Friday, Jan. 24 8 p.m. LETHBRIDGE SPORTSPLEX ELRICH TIRES LTD. 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