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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Sports of sorts DUTCH FAN DIES FRANKFURT A Dutch fan died from a heart attack Sunday while watching his team beat East Germany 2-0 at Gelsenkirchen. It was the first known death of a soccer fan during a match in the 1974 World Cup finals. BOAT RACER KILLED Calif. Mac former na- tional drag boat racing cham- was killed Sunday when his Hondo hydroplane flipped during a tuning run at 180 miles an hour. The father of three was thrown from the boat's cockpit and died three hours later from internal injuries that included broken a punctured lung and head injuries. BEATS AUSSIE Australia Canadian snooker champion Cliff Thorburn caused the first shock of the World Masters Series Monday night by beating Australian champion Eddie Charlton. Eighth-seeded from beat second- seed Charlton 88-52 in the first series of round-robin matches. Australian Garry Owen beat England's current world billiards Rex 54-33. WILL CONTINUE PLAY West Germany The Argentine soccer shocked by news of the death of President Juan will continue its World Cup an Argentine soccer official said Monday night. game against East Germany this Wednesday will be played because we are in an international competition and have an agreement to said Rafael Aragon Vice-president of the Argentine Soccer Federation. Winds slow parachuters EDMONTON High winds curtailed individual events at the National Parachute Meet six miles north of here but did not prevent competitors from making practice jumps and completing their first competition jump in a four man team event. A four man team led by Don Freeman of B.C.. took the lead at the end of one competition followed by a team led by Don Armit of Calgary. Fifteen teams entered the which has four parachutists leaving an aircraft at linking up into a star breaking away to execute individual and linking up again into a so called Y formation. The national scheduled to run to July involves four four man team relative work and 10 man team relative work. The style event involves individual parachutists jumping at an altitude of feet and atte'mpting to perform a set series of manoeuvres in free fall. In the accuracy individuals exit at to 3.200 feet and try to hit a four inch disc in a specially constructed landing pit. The 10 man team event involves 10 parachutists jumping at an altitude of feet to link up in star formation. Skala places family ahead of golf victory Impressive outing Monty and Val French were the show stealers at Pincher Creek sister act tough to follow French family steals high school show By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer The brother and sister team of Monty and Valerie French of Hillspring dominated the Alberta High School Rodeo Finals at Pincher Creek Saturday and Sunday. Monty was named the boys' all around as well as the bull riding and team roping king. He placed second in the saddle bronc riding and third in the bareback. Valerie was selected as the gals' all around champion. She also won the team roping and placed second in the goat tying and fourth in the barrel racing. Monty turned in the top bull ride of the two go round rodeo when he picked up 75 points on a Kesler bull called Detour. That added to his Saturday ride of gave him 129 points and a narrow victory in the race for the title. Del Bonila bull tamer Bob Robinson was one point back with a two head total of including a 73 point outing Sunday. Gerald Muri of High River was third with 123 points on two bulls. Only the top three finishers in each event qualified for the National Finals rodeo slated for August 5 to 11. Jim Dunn of Balzac was the only competitor to successfully ride two saddle garnering 120 including a 75 on Sunday astride Grasshopper. Monty French had a 51 on Monsoon and was the only other saddle bronc rider to turn in a completed ride. Steve Dunham of Priddis had a 67 Sunday on a bareback bronc called Doctor Bells. combined with a 57 gave him 124 points and a commanding lead in the race for the bareback honors. Bob Robinson was second with a two horse total of 115 and Monty French had 113 on two mounts in third spot. A bareback bronc called after successfully carrying Danny Daines of Innisfail to a 65 point crashed into the unmarked wire mesh and broke its neck. Monty and Valerie French proved brothers and sisters can work together when they want to as the pair captured 'the team roping event. They had a total time of 79.2 seconds and were the only duo to rope and stretch two head. Wayne Boisjoli and Steve Dunham were the only other team to record a time when they ran the clock out to 15.5 seconds Sunday for the fastest time of the show. The calf laboring in heavy turned in some respectable times. Larry Robinson of Innisfail wrapped his two calves in the event winning time of 34.8 seconds. Close behind him was Lethbridge roper Guy Perozak with a two head time of 37.2 seconds. Steve who had a 13.2 run ended up with a 55.2 total and placed third. Shannon Fleming of Calgary was named Miss Alberta High School Rodeo for 1974 and will represent the province at the Finals in Wisconsin. She also captured the cutting horse competition with 110 four more than second place finisher Theresa Roenisch of Black Diamond. Lynn Jensen dominates Raymond rodeo scene Lynn Jensen of Cardston was the whole show at the Raymond rodeo over the Dominion Day holiday. Jensen won the all around honors and the bareback bronc riding and placed second in the steer wrestling and third in the calf roping. Recently returned to the rodeo arena after being layed up by a serious injury early in the Jensen raked out a 72 point ride astride a Reg Kesler bareback horse called Susie Q to win the rigging event. Chris currently in second spot in the world was next in line with a 67. bareback rider Bud Monroe was third with a 65. Bindloss steer wrestler Lloyd Fowlie had the best run of the show with a slow time of 8.2 seconds to grab the dogging. The large steers JUST ONE PET DON'T TELL ME YOU'RE GOINX TO READ RIGHT. I'LL TURN THE FLIPPIN' LIGHT OUT were blamed for the cowboys' slow times. Jensen was next in line with a 10.9 and Edmonton's George Myron was third with a clocking of 13.7. Two time world champion calf Junior Garrison of demonstrated his skills to the over flow crowd of near as he took the roping title with a run of 10.9 seconds. Bill Parker of Colorado was next in line with an 11.2. Jensen rounded out his fine performance with a 12.1 second run in the dogging for third position. Reigning Canadian saddle bronc riding champion Jerry Sinclair of Lloydminster bested a tough field when he turned in a fine 77 atop Sad Sam. Young Jim Kelts was in second place with a 74 and three time world bronc riding Shawn Davis of was behind him with a 72 point ride. Canada's top bull rider so far this Jim Freeman of got together with a National Finals bull called Rodeo Red and the result was an event winning 75 points. Len Del and Terry Omstad of Billings were knotted in second and third place with identical rides of 70. Greg Doering and Rocky Hubley also found themselves in a tie behind the leaders with 68 point rides. Kay Garrison joined her husband in the winners circle as she shared the gals' barrel racing laurels with Geraldine Metcalfe of Calgary. Both gals toured the clover leaf in 15.3 seconds. Ed McCoy of Raymond was the only one to stick it out in the amateur bareback riding and won the event with a 52. Del Healy topped a small field in the amateur saddle bronc competition with a 49. The boys' steer riding went to Dwayne Daines of Innisfail wild horse race went to the team of Merlin and Ron Litchfield and Jack Heggie. BEHIND THE CHUTES The only casualty of the day was in the wild horse race when a cowboy got run down in the arena by a spirited bronc the marathon rodeo took nearly four _ hours to complete many cowboys flew in from other rodeos and proceedings were -often slowed down waiting for them to get ready horse races and chariot races were interspersed between the rodeo events Randy Young Pine sporting three long braids in the boys' steer riding rodeo great Shawn Davis received a fine hand from the highly appreciative and knowledgeable crowd determination was Arnold Leth's middle name when he kept at a large steer for 52.2 seconds before tipping him over if the Raymond crowds keep growing another grandstand will have to be the order of the day Raymond was the site of Canada's first rodeo way back in 1905. Wyche shines LAKE 111. Bubba former quarterback with Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football led Detroit Wheels to a 14-0 win over Chicago Fire in a World Football League exhibition game Saturday. Times in the steer wrestling were on the slow side with only Joey Masnyk of Coalhurst catching and dropping two steers. Joey had a total time 92.7 and was declared the Alberta champion. Glen Aim of Claresholm took 40.2 seconds on one steer to place second and Jim Dunn of Balzac was third with a lengthy 56.8 second outing. Kathy Snyke of Coalhurst wrapped up her goats in a total time of 32.6 seconds to capture the goat tying event. Valerie French was next with 34.6 while Donita Collins of Calgary ran the clock out to 36.9 seconds and placed third. Donita Collins toured the barrels in the fastest 35.2 over the two performances and won the event. Taber's Jody Wenbourne completed the course in 36 seconds flat in second spot and Mona Wutzke of Foremost was only one tenth of a second behind Wenbourne. Diminutive Marilyn Wheatley of Standard ran the pole bending course twice for a total of 45.2 seconds and the championship. Two Kathy Smyke and Kathy James of Hanna were tied with identical runs of 48.5 seconds in second spot. BEHIND THE CHUTES Peggy Nelson of whose horse would rather buck than run was named Miss Congeniality there were 54 high school students entered in the finals the wind was so bad over the two days that announcer Warren Cooper suggested they have a hat sale at a few miles down wind of Pincher Creek Theresa Roenisch was the winner of the public speaking contest and was the runner up in the queen contest... the Greg Kesler horses bucked well and proved more than many of the youngsters could handle the show was a speedily run affair under the direction of Kesler only 475 people turned out to support the kids the rodeo arena was lumpy and dusty last year's rodeo queen Leslie Ewing reigned over the show in her last official function the steer wrestling was the only event Monty French didn't enter timers were Joan Berringer and Judy Kesler. SERVICE ADVISOR Required for active Service Department Experience preferred. CONTACT GENERAL MANAGER KING CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. 328-9271 Que. Most of the golfers on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour moved off to Buffalo for the next tournament. But Carole Jo Skala of Shingle did not join the entourage. going to take two weeks also going to take off the whole month of she said. Mrs. mother of three and a part-time pro on the LPGA fired a 69 on the Candiac Golf Club course Sunday to win the with a 54-hole total of 208 -11 strokes below par. Her second win in a four- year career as a pro brought Mrs. Skala and a crystal replica of the La Canadienne Trophy donated by Peter Jackson. Her previous win was a year ago at Philadelphia. Her earn- ings last year came to probably play in 11 more tournaments this she said. win here won't change my attitude toward the husband and family -are more The best previous perform- ance by Mrs. Skala this season was at Las Vegas when she .earned as runner-up to JoAnne Carner of Lake Worth. Fla. But the roles were reversed here and Mrs. Carner finished with an eight-under-par worth Mrs. earner's second-place finish here pushed her earnings for the year to second only to JoAnn Prentice of Miami. Miss Prentice won only for her two-over-par 221. Mrs. Carner agreed with most of the leaders that a steady rainfall through most of the final round made the course play longer and said pin placements were Sandra Palmer of Dallas and Dona Caponi Young of Woodland finished one stroke behind Mrs. Carner. Each won for their four under par 215 totals. Murle Breer of Tenn.. and Shelley Hamlin of Fresno. received each as they tied at 216 behind the Palmer-Young duo. The only hole-in-one of the by Betsy Cullen of Okla.. was worth She did it with a four wood on the part-three 190- yard fourth hole. Miss Cullen and Kathy first-round earned with two-under-par 217 totals. But defending champion Ju- celyne Bourassa of Shawinigan. Que.. and Sandra Post of Oakville. Ont. now playing out of Boynton had to settle for along with two others who were one stroke over par at 219. Wife gets Atlantic ring SAINT N.B. Florentine Molina beamed as he wife will like this it will fit her The lanky Buenos Ar- golfer was talking with reporters Sunday after winning the Atlantic Open at the Westfield Golf and Country 15 miles northwest of here. Molina had rounds of 67 and 69 in the 54-hole event for an eight-under-par 199 total and won and the diamond ring. Bob Panasiuk of and Jay Dolan of Leices- tied for second with 200. They earned each. Both fired 66s Sunday. Dan Halldorson of and Ed Byman of Den- had 203s and earned each. Halldorson also gained a berth in the Canadian Open in July 25-28. Gar Hamilton of Toronto finished with 204 and picked up one of the top golfers in South and Central won the Maraciabo and Argentine Opens last winter. He is playing in Canada for the first time. He was in the Ontario and Quebec Opens earlier this winning at Quebec. He will try to qualify this week for the British open and said he would enter the Canadian Open. Two Canadian professional golf records were broken in the tournament. Molina's 199 score was the first time an under-200 total has been shot in a 54-hole competition. The previous record was set by Billy Wright of Edmonton who fired 201 in the Ontario Open in 1970. Canada winds up last WARSAW Despite victories by Vancouver athletes Dean Bauch and Thelma Canada wound up third Sunday in a three-country track-and-field meet against Britain and Poland. In the men's Poland beat Britain 111 points to 109 and took a 131-79 decision over Canada. Britain topped Canada 128-83. Poland defeated Britain 80- 66 in the women's and topped Canada 85-61. Britain downed Canada 81-65. Bauch took the high jump with a leap of seven one inch. Greg Joy of Vancouver was fourth with 6-10. Miss Wright won the women's metres in nine eight seconds to top Anne Yeoman of who had a time of Anne Marie Davis of Winnipeg was fourth in A highlight for Canada was Grant McLaren's performance in the metres. The resident finished second to Britain's Tony Simmons. Just Arrived SUZUKI HONCHO 100's 5 speed gear box adjustable rear shocks signal lights The best Enduro buy in Southern Alberta JUSTIN Blazer 8 speed 100cc Trail Bikes...... 759 BERT MAC S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd S. 327-3221 ;