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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta -THE LETH1MIDOI KERALA Monday, January APRIL IN AMSTERDAM Fly for SpringHiM Mid 10% nwrMuriwbto by Jan. 30th 00 LOM ol InturuiM AvMMtto Contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 321-3201 r L Expo slugger steals show, a Fairly good performance The Herald Sports By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer Ron Fairly and the Montreal Expos may finished fourth in the National Baseball League's East Divi- sion last year, but Ron finish- ed in top spot in the minds of the people who attended the LDS Father and Son Athletic Awards Banquet Saturday night Fairly's humorous talk and question period made him the hit of the sixth annual affair, bringing searching questions and plenty of laughter from the overflow crowd, number- ing in excess of 700 Numerous LDS athletes were recognized throughout the evening with the major awards going to Randy Stevens, Clark Damard and Cal Hiatt. Stevens was selected as the LDS junior athlete of the year while Damard was the recipient of the senior award. The Percy Butler Memorial Award, presented to the LDS Sportsman of the Year, went Sportsman of the year The Percy Butler memorial trophy for sportsman of the year went to Calvin Hiatt at Saturday's LDS dinner that attracted more than 700 people. Northcott., Stewart in Alberta finals CALGARY (CP) Three- time world champion Ron Northcott of Calgary survived two hectic matches Sunday to win one of two Southern Alberta berths in the provin- cial men's curling cham- pionships. Bruce Stewart of Calgary beat Northcott 9-6 in the A final of the southern playoffs Saturday to take the other spot in the provincial finals Feb 7-10 here. The loss to Stewart dropped Northcott into the B section where he scored three in the final end to nip Merv McMartin of Calgary 9-8 in the semi-final. Northcott then went 14 ends in the B final to sideline Roy Talbot of Red Deer, also by a 9-8 score Talbot walloped Terry Lyon of Pjncher Creek 9-3 to reach the final .and held control against Northcott until the Calgary skip scored two on the 10th end and stole one on the llth when Talbot was heavy on a four-foot draw The Red Deer skip executed a spectacular angle raise takeout with his last rock of the 12th to score a tying three Neither skip was able to draw the rings in the 13th and Northcott won in the 14th without using his last rock when Talbot slid too far on an attempted draw to the eight- foot circle. Curling with Northcott were third George Fink, second Don Nelson and lead Fred Storey. Stewart's mates were third Mel Little, second Bob Marshall and lead John Mayer Terry Lyon had downed Enso Baceda of Lethbridge 10- 15 earlier in B round action. Meanwhile defending Alberta champion Betty Cole of Edmonton was eliminated from the Northern Alberta women's curling playoffs Saturday when she was defeated 8-6 by Sherrell Christensen of Swan Hiiis in B section play. Edmonton rinks skipped by Marilyn Johnston and Mary McKeever advanced to the A finals STAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION TONIGHT! P.M. STOMPER aOULDII VS LARRY LANE KIWIS VS CARPENTIER A THOMPSON HART BROS. VS WHITE RAMIREZ S MMOlNW 12.10 LEASING Fofd A MtfCufy fiMMtoto phn tnickt to CfNMMO nfOfH. CaH our Hjrttij Dopt collect 223-3S37 LEASING fWnMRMOTORSTAMt LTD. to Cal Hiatt. Ron Fairly opened his sec- tion of the program up to questions from the audience In reply to the question, "What would you do if you were traded to Oakland and had to play for Charlie Fmley'" he stared back at the questioner and asked, "You don't like me do His Yogi Berra story, the fan mail stories, witty replies to questions and the oc- casional serious moment, plus a promise that the Expos will Wildcats capture tourney The Cardston Wildcats chalked up three straight vic- tories and captured the 1973-74 Magrath Invitational "B" Boys' Basketball Tournament title Saturday night. Eight Southern Alberta "B" boys' clubs took part in the two-day single-knockout event which saw games staged last Thursday and Saturday. The Wildcats went through the tourney draw undefeated as they scored a slim 4947 win over Grassy Lake Thursday and then earned a pair of decisions Saturday. Saturday the champions dropped Raymond Mustangs 45-39 in the semi-final and the Magrath Eagles 38-37 in the championship final. The Cardston club came up with a solid team effort in the championship final as three players led the team in scoring. Ralph West, Rick Bracha and Brent Singer hooped 10 points apiece for the winners while Vince Marker managed 13 points in a losing cause. Bracka was the big scorer for the Wildcats in the semi- final against Raymond as he notched 13 points while team- mates Alfred McMasters add- ed 11 points Don Smeed swished 11 points for Raymond. Meanwhile the Mustangs scored an impressive 45-20 victory over the Picture Butte Bears and walked away with the third place title. Darryl Brooks paced Ray- mond with 10 points. In the only other game stag- ed Saturday, the host Eagles whipped the Bears 57-35. Barry Mehew swished 14 points for the Eagles. Elks win twice on weekend The Lethbridge Midget Elks scored a pair of impressive Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League victories over the weekend. Friday the Elks defeated the Oilers 8-6 in Okotoks and Sunday they doubled the score 8-4 over the Claresholm Clippers on home ice. In Friday's encounter, the Elks never trailed during the three periods as they lead 2-0 after the first 20 minutes and 5-4 after 40 minutes. Michel Dumpnt led the Elks' assault with two goals while singles came off the sticks of Darrell Osmond, Cam McLennan, Mike Boychuk, Bill Zarooben, Grant Marchuk and Ric Wiest. Ron Mmue tallied three times and Mike Jesperson twice in a losing cause. The Elks also picked up 11 of 15 minor penalties and out- shot the Oilers 33-31. The Elks came on strong in the final two periods to defeat the league-leading Clippers at Henderson Sunday night. Osmond, Scott Jarvie and Mike Boychuk fired in a pair of goals for the locals while Kelly O'Sullivan and Ron Moser chipped in with one each. Don Fisher, Roy Johnson, John McKee and Larry MacDonaM replied for the Clippers who led 14 after the first period. surprise people even more in 1974, kept the large crowd applauding and laughing for 20 minutes Mike Burton, winner of three gold medals in Olympic swimming competition, described the emotional and physical strain of winning his third gold medal at Munich. "After I completed that race freestyle) the strain was so great I threw my arms around my coach and bawled." A participant in the ABC-TV Superstar series, Burton described what it was like to compete in sports strange to him against such well-known athletes like Joe Frazier, John Havlecheck, Jim Ryan and Bob Seagram. Burton shared his knowledge of swimming with the Lethbridge swimming clubs prior to the banquet as he held clinics at both the YMCA and the Fritz Sick pools. In naming the people who influenced him the most throughout his career he singl- ed out his parents, his coach and his wife. The over-all theme of the banquet was set by Lethbridge Mayor A. C. Anderson as he stressed the father and son relationship during his welcome address. University of Lethbridge Physical Education chairman, Dr. Gary Bowie, carried the father and son theme into his address. He directed the serious sec- tion of his message to the adults present, telling them that for good or ill, the youth adopt athletes as their idols, and the standards they live by help guide the youth. He also stated that there are varying levels of sport and the emphasis placed on winning should be consistent with the level of sport involved Dr. Bowie admonished the adults to help by working in sports programs rather than sitting back and complaining about them. Rod Taylor, the Lethbridge Lakers star who travelled with the Canadian national team to Rome and Nicaragua, told about his experiences in these countries and how for- tunate we were in Canada to have the standard of living that we have. On the lighter side he recall- ed the problems with coaches and umpires who couldn't speak English, moths and in- sects dive bombing the players and foot long crickets. "The Calgary Stampeders are caught up in the energy Frank Andruski, the Stamps' all-star defensive back, said. "We haven't had any energy for the last two years." Despite the change in the coach at Calgary, Frank pointed out that all the blame didn't he with him, but pointed out that the players must carry out their assignments as well. To the sons Andruski said, "Remember, fathers need sons as much as sons need fathers." Tom took the mike as the representative of the Butter- field family as sons Blake and Greg sat back and enjoyed dad's talk He gave a brief history of rodeo and was thankful for the youth movement in sport with Little Britches, high school and college shows. "I'm proud of the sport- smanship shown in he stated, and he told the youth that without "try and drive" they won't get far in life or in sport Harold Osmond, representing minor hockey in Lethbridge, reminded the audience of minor hockey week and to "take your son to the game, don't send him "There were 200 boys in the program when it started and now there are 900 youth in- volved." He credited the Lethbridge sportsmen who helped to start the minor hockey program in the city and added that the boys should not low sight of the fact that it's not necessari- ly the best team that wins but the one that plays hardest. The master of ceremonies chore was masterly handled by Ian Mandin, who, on the in- troduction of Mike Burton said, "Mark Spitz, but Mike whistles." This year's banquet proved to be the largest ever, with a number of fathers and sons having to be served in the cafeteria, and the total atten- dance going over the mark. Top junior athlete Junior athlete of the year at the LDS dinner Sat- urday night was Randy Stevens, shown here at left with Frank Andruski of the Calgary Stampeders. Top senior athlete Senior athlete of the year at the LDS dinner Saturday night was Clark Dainard, right, accepting his award from Ron Fairly of the Montreal Expos. Saints explode, sink Jets 12-2 THE CANADIAN PRESS Minnesota Fighting Saints picked a good time for their record-breaking World Hockey Association scoring spree Sunday night. The Saints delighted fans, their largest crowd of the season, by trouncing Win- nipeg Jets 12-2 Minnesota, troubled by poor attendance, set WHA records for most goals in a game and for the most straight answer from an opponent. The Fighting Saints bombarded Winnipeg goalie Joe Daley with 51 shots as they snapped a six-game Win- nipeg winning streak. First-place Houston Aeros opened up an eight-point lead over Winnipeg in the Western Division with a 4-1 victory over the Oilers in Edmonton. In other games Sunday, Los Angeles Sharks defeated New Jersey Knights 6-3, Toronto Toros moved to within four points of front-running New England Whalers in the East with a >-7 home win over Van- couver Blazers and Quebec Nordiques nipped visiting Cleveland Crusaders 4-3. Saturday, New England blanked Cleveland 4-0 and Houston decisioned Van- couver 4-2 Wayne Connelly and George Morrison each picked up two goals and three assists to key the record Minnesota scoring spree. Mike Walton added two goals and an assist as the Saints picked up their fourth straight victory over the Jets. Joe Zanussi and Larry Hor- nung provided the offensive punch for Winnipeg The Aeros, playing ex- cellent defensive hockey, skated to victory on the two- goal performance of veteran Murray Hall. Ted Taylor and Larry Lunde had the other Houston goals, while Edmon- ton's Ron Climie scored when Houston was two men short The injury-plagued Oilers got more bad news after the game Right winger Rusty Patenaude, who has been playing with a bad back, was sent to hospital after he was whacked in the back. LETHSRIDOt OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Albtrte PhoM (403) 320-7411 S.C.M. TYPEWRITERS Rustlers defeat Longhorns twice RED DEER (Special) The Lethbridge Longhorns returned home empty-handed as they dropped a pair of Alberta Junior Hockey League games to the Red Deer Rustlers over the weekend. Saturday the Rustlers whipped the Longhorns 6-1 while Sunday they edged the visitors 5-4 in overtime. In Saturday's encounter, Barry Lassiter rifled in of goals to lead the Rustlers to victory while singles came off the sticks of Terry Wittchen, Brian Sutter, Dan Radomske and Peter Skrabyk. Brad Cox notched the lone Rangers' goal in the first period Red Deer, who held a 43-28 edge in shots on goal, took eight of 12 minor penalties along with one major while the Longhorns were assessed the lone misconduct. The Rustlers had a harder time in defeating the Longhorns Sunday with the game going into overtime. Bob Haldane fired in the winner at the mark of the overtime period to allow the Rustlers to have a four-point weekend. Wittchen, Kelly Bunn, Lassiter and Sutter added single markers in the win while Reid Johnson, Cox, Bruce Small and Albert Du- mont replied for the Longhorns who outshot their hosts 41 39. Red Deer took eight of 12 minor penalties and each club had two majors. The 60-minute contest was tied 1-1 after the first period and 4-4 after the second. Wayne Turner's two goals helped the Pass Red Devils thump Drumheller Falcons 5- 3 Sunday Brent Sim, Stan Alstad and Brian McLean rounded out the scoring for the winners. Ron Rose, with two, and John Hilworth replied for Drumheller. The Red Devils took six of 10 minor penalties, two mis- conducts and two game mis- conducts. Each club had a ma- jor. 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