Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, July 15, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 7 � i' A' few* HERE'S MUD IN YOUR EYE - Loris Larlsarburton of Blenheim, Ont., appears to sit in muddy-faced astonishment after a third place finish in a recent dune buggy race at Mossport, Out. Miners all set to defend title The Lethbridge Junior Miners will be out in full force, to defend their Alberta Junior championship title this weekend at the Henderson Baseball park, The Miners who are also the Western Canadian champions will be challenged by the Edmonton Blue Willow Angels, the Calmar Bobcats and the Red Deer Moose in. a two-day -double knockout affair that starts Saturday. Edmonton and the Miners are scheduled to open the tour ney at 2 p.m. while the Bobcats and the Moose lock horns at 5 p.m. The losers of these two games will then see action again, this time under the lights at 8 p.m. Who ever loses this contest will hit the sidelines and watch the rest of the games staged for Sunday. Sunday action will resume at 10:30 a.m. when the winners of the first two games Saturday will tangle for the "A" section final. The loser of this match will take the field again after this game and will tangle with the Saturday's eight o'clock winner for the "B" final. The championship final will start at 5 p.m. when the A-B winners fight for the title. "B" finalists must beat the "A" finalists twice in order to win the tourney and the title. This season the Miners have toiled in the Southern Alberta Senior Baseball League winning more than their share of games. At present they own a 14-3 record good enough for second spot, just one game behind the league leading Lethbridge Cubs who stand at 15-3. The Miners were knocked out of the lead just last weekend as they dropped two decisions to the up and coming Cubs. If pitching will detormine the outcome of the Alberta playoffs, the Miners will be well represented. Three fireball experts from last yeaf are back and have added experience to their arms. Randy Wolsencroft and lefthander Rod Taylor both have 5-1 records to date while Randy Maxwell is right behind with a 4-1 record. Pitching shouldn't be any problem for the hot junior Miners. In the hitting department the Miners carry a car-load of hitting experts. The top three batters for the Miners this season have a .300 average or better and could be the spark plug in this area. Tim Negrello leads the way for the Miners with .507 average while Bob Turner is batting .408. Negrello is currently sitting in second place among the top ten hitters in the league and Turner is right behind. Doug Yorgason a .350 hitter could also give the extra punch ncded. Meanwhile the Southern Alberta Senior Baseball League leaders, the Lethbridge Cubs will host an exhibition game with the Calgary Giants Friday night, i The Giants toil in the Alberta Major League, a league that the Cubs are eyeing for next season. Some top-notch players who play for the Giants are imports from the U.S.A. and should be tough competition for the home standing Cubs. Game time is set 8 p.m. at the Henderson Baseball park. STAMPS RELEASE CALGARY (CP) - Import halfback Ed Buchanan was released Wednesday by Calgary Stainpeders of the Western Football Conference. Buchanan, a league veteran, had previously played with Calgary before going to Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats then eventually back to Calgary. Should have had sponsor Spokesman levels blast in support of Trevino DALLAS (AP) - Spokesman for Lee Trevino says he believes that if Trevino's wife had not saved the $20 to give him a chance to qualify for the U.S. Open in 1968 he probably would still be an unknown golfer. "It's a shame when you consider the money in this town and the best golfer in the world couldn't get on the professional tour-," Arnold Salinas says of Trevino, current U.S., Canadian and British Open champion. Salinas, who arrived back in Dallas this week after watching Trevino win the British Open, said: "I guarantee you he has been the best player around since 1962. But none of the country clubbers in this town ever heard of him. He would shoot 61 at Glen Lakes and 64 at Diamond Canadian eyes the target on BISLEY, England (CP) - Canada's rampaging servicemen have picked off two more trophies in their march through tine opposition at the annual Commonwealth sharpshooters meeting. Cpl. Ghislain Tremblay of the Royal 22nd Regiment, on his first visit to Bisley, won the tough shoot for the Queen Mary Challenge Trophy while a four-man team of Canadians took the Roberts Cup for snapshooting in a close fight with the Royal Marines. It was a continuance of one of the cleanest sweeps in Bisley's 102-year history by a service team. The Canadians now have snatched most of the major awards for service rifles. Wednesday, another Van Doo, Sgt. Bob Labrecque, won the Service Rifle Championship Cup -most prized of individual aggregate trophies-for the best total in nine events. The 25-year-old Tremblay with his win in the Queen Mary has added to this the top single-match trophy for servicemen at the meet. He pulled off the rare feat of topping the 356 competitors in both stages of the event, shot over two days under battle conditions involving rapid fire, deliberate aim, snapshooting and fire-with-movement. In the first stage he won a silver medal by scoring 184 of a possible 200 for a lead of five points over Capt. Raymond McDonald, newly-crowned British Army champion. In the final his 162 gave him 346 out of a possible 400, two points up on Maj. Neville Cooper, a leading British international. In the Roberts-also a two-stage event-the Canadian Forces team came from behind to eke out a win over the crack Marines contingent. After the first stage the Marines led with 36 points while the Canadians were in thirdt5 They were tied at 27 apiece. The Canadians won a shoofoff by the score of 36 to 31. Rams sign Phil Olsen FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -Phil Olsen, sought by most professional football teams, will join all-pro brother Merlin as a defensive tackle with Los Angeles Rams, the National Football League team announced Wednesday. The move could give Rams 535 pounds of Olsen on the defensive line. Phil, 23, became a free agent after discovering a loophole in his contract with the New England Patriots. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound all-America from Utah State received a three-year contract with a bonus-terms otherwise undisclosed-to join the Rams, one of 20 teams which he said sought his services. Olsen was the Patriots' No. 1 choice in the 1970 college draft, the fourth player selected in the country-but didn't play a minute for the then Boston Patriots. He tore ligaments and cartilage in his right knee during practice for last summer's College All-Star game and underwent surgery. Merlin, also 6-5, weighs 270 and plays left tackle. Phil will compete with four year veteran Rick Cash, 6-5, 260, fof the right tackle job. Oaks in pro-ams and nobody would acknowledge it." "Who is to say he couldn't have accomplished what Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have. ... A lot of folks are swallowing their tongues now because they could have backed him on the tour." Salinas said Trevino was overlooked because "he likes to drink, and party, and he's a Mexican." TRIED FOR SPONSOR "I tried for several years, without Lee knowing, in an attempt to get a sponsor. No luck, I never told him what I was doing because I didn't want him to get his hopes up. "If Claudia hadn't put up that $20, Lee Would probably still be in El Paso at the age of 31 waiting for his chance." Trevino's wife somehow saved $20 out of his $35 weekly pay cheque to give him a chance to qualify for the U.S. Open in 1968. Trevino finished fifth, won $6,000, and was on his way. The next year he won the Open. Even at Tenison East, a municipal course where everyone was aware of his talents, Trevino wasn't considered good enough by most to make it on the tour. Dutch Boyd, a long-time employee at the course, said "It's one of those you-can't-see-the-forest-for-the-trees cases." "He was so good nobody ever saw the color of his money around here," Boyd said. "But nobody dreamed be could make it on the tour. He hooked the ball and wasn't really a good putter. But he changed all of that with hard work." Boyd said nobody at Tenison looked down on Trevino because he was Mexican. "He was proud of his ancestry and used to tell us "If there hadn't been a back door to the Alamo there never would have been a Texas." Salinas said that while Trevino never looks back, he looks to the future a great deal. "He was talking the other day about how nice it will be when he's 36 and has enough money without worrying about having to go play," Salinas said. "He figures he can make a million by the time he's 36. I'd say he's way ahead of schedule. He really knows he's good now. "He used to think Nicklaus was the greatest but now he says 'It's me.' Just think how it would it: if he had been on the tour in 1962." THE COACH GETS A WORKOUT - Watlie Lemm, coach for the College All-Start, gets a workout as the defensive team rushss him during practice session in north Chi* cago. The Ajl-Stars meet Baltimore Colts July 30 in Chicago. Conigliaro's future open BOSTON (AP) - Tony Conig-liaro left the question of his baseball future open Wednesday but disclosed a medical report which said it would be "difficult or impossible" for him to judge a pitched baseball with bis injured left eye. He said he had the eye checked Tuesday and the examining physician reported that "the functional ability of your left eye decreased in the past 13 months." Conigliaro said that after becoming extremely agitated over his inability at times to see the baseball, he had perhaps overreacted in announcing his retirement last Saturday in California. He said he talked earlier this week with Gene Aatry, owner of California Angels, who suggested going on the disabled list and taking a rest. He said he favored that, but in view of the latest examination he was not sure now of his status. He said he has not spoken with Autry since the results became known. His statement Wednesday indicated a change in viewpoint since being told the condition of his eye. Conigliaro had been quoted in Los Angeles earlier as saying he hoped to be back in the Angels' lineup before the end of the season. "The doctor told me it is entirely up to me" he was quoted as saying. 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