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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta rhunday, July 17, 1971 THE IETHBKIDGE HERALD 9 Oakland loses in ninth Again Walker stops Dodgers DOWN BUT NOT OUT Looking a little shopworn, wasn't safe. The umpire ruled otherwise, however, and Chicago Cubs' Glenn Beckert crawls away from home the Cubs went on to win 10-2. plate as Montreal Expos' Gene Mauch argues Beckert Wheelchair games end Saturday Canadian breaks world record AYLteSBURY, England (CP) Canada's handicapped ath- letes are experiencing both im- pressive successes and disap- pointing setbacks in the Stoke Mandeville international compe- tition for paraplegics. The 14-member team was ov- erjoyed Wednesday when offi- ficials c onfirmed that Ralph Thibodeau, 33, of Lindsay, Out., had broken the world record for handicapped swimmers in the 25-metre backstroke event Mon- day with a time of 59.5 seconds. The previous record of 74.8 seconds was set in 1970 by West Germany's Yohann Rosenbach. But the Canadians' luck changed Wednesday night when Wes Hazlett, 19, of Winnipeg, finished last in two 100-metre swimming events. Earlier Tliibodeau, who won a Minor baseball Ken Nakama, who has been nursing a sore pitching arm for the past two weeks, came up strong and guided the Expos to a 7-2 victory over the Cardi- nals in Big League playoff ac- tion Wednesday night. Nakama fanned nine and gave up seven hits while hurler Tim Haufe matched Naka- ma's strike out performance and allowed only five hits but took the loss. Greg Hamilton stroked two singles for the Expos while Haufe managed a double and a single in a losing cause. John Petrunia also poked out two singles for the Cards. The Expos will now face the Pirates in the championship round tonight at' 8 p.m. Meanwhile the Norcrest All- Stars, who were humiliated 11-2 in their first meeting against the Lakeside All-Stars, bounced back and rapped the Lakeside crew 13-8 Wednesday night. David Miskulin earned the mound victory striking out 11 and giving up six hits while Lome Osmond suffered the loss on 10 strikeouts and 10 hits against Mm. Miskulin, Calvin Logan and David Snopek belted a double and a single apiece in the Nor- crest victory. For Lakeside Morgan Mun- roe poked out three singles and Michael Sheen addde a double and a single. In farm league action the Expos ripped the Tigers 9-5 be- hind Cory Wrights' 13 strike- outs. Darren Godslave look the loss, but not before fanning 12 along the way. Daryll Steed slashed a double and a single for the Expos white Barry Buryan managed a home run for the Tigers. Autopsy shows hemorrhage MONTREAL (CP) The re- sults of an autopsy on young boxor Danny Tucker show that he died as a result of n cerebral hcmmorhagc, hospital officials at cast-end Maisonnouve Hospi- tal announced Wednesday. gold medal for his swim, picked up a second gold for the Canadi- ans with a lime of 24 seconds in a 60-metre wheelchair sprint. Doug Bovee, 23, of Edmonton, won a silver medal when he fin- ished second with 29.5 seconds. Thibodeau added a bronze medal to his collection when he finished third out of three com- petitors in a snooker game. But in three 60-metre qualify- Miners leave The Lethbridge Junior Min- ers left for North BattleforS, Saskatchewan this morning hop- ing to bring back the Canadian Junior title that eluded them last year. Last year the Canadian finals were held in Carman, Man. with the 11 team tourney divid- ed into "A" and "B" sections. The top teams in both sec- tions then moved on into the Canadian championship finals. The Miners earned four wins, but suffered two losses which placed them third in their six team section. It could be a different story this year though as the Miners seemed to gain more power in their hitting and pitching de- partments. Two weeks ago the Miner's proved this fact by successfully defending their Alberta crown slaughtering every team they faced. The Miners, no doubt will give a good showing for Leth- bridge whether they win or lose in the four-day tourney.. ing heats for S a t u r d a y 's women's wheelchair races, Jan Godfrey of Toronto, Marnee Bovee of Edmonton and Sandra Davenport of FredericUm all failed to place among the final- ists. Ernie Blanchette, 24, of Sas- katoon, Dennis Pottie, 23, of Halifax and Frank Henderson, 24, of Fredericton all qualified for the 100-metre wheelchair sprint. Don Curren, 48, of Halifax, oldest member of the Canadian team, won a silver in an arch- ery contest Wednesday with a score of 629. The event was won by West Germany's Peter Prothmann with 600. Despite strenuous competition at tlie week-long games which end Saturday, no illnesses or in- juries have been reported. Dr. Robert Jackson of To- ronto, head of the Canadian team, said "the physical and psychological advantages o f sports far outweigh the risks." By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It has taken Luke Walker a while to convince Pittsburgh Pirates' manager Danny Mur- taugh that his arm is sound. Los Angeles Dodgers were sure of it 11 days ago. Walker, slowed by elbow problems this season, pitched his second straight strong game against the stopping Los Angeles 4-0 on four hits Wednesday night. It was his first start since he downed Los Angeles 7-1 July 18, losing his no-hit bid in the ninth inning on a leadoff homer By rookie Joe Ferguson. Murtaugh said: "I wasn't con- vinced Luke didn't make a cou- ple of starts without a sore arm. So I had him in the bullpen after the one-hitter against the Dodgers. He worked some out there and it looks like the layoff helped." While M'alker was shackling the Dodgers for the second con- secutive time, Ferguson Jenkins of Chatham, Ont., the National League's top winner, posted his 17th victory as Chicago Cubs trounced Montreal Expos 10-2. Elsewhere, San Diego Padres downed Cincinnati Reds 4-2, Houston Astros defeated Phila- delphia Phillies 6-3, San Fran- cisco Giants edged Atlanta Braves 2-1 and St. Louis Cardi- nals trimmed New York Mets 6-3. HAS 5-7 RECORD Walker, the biggest winner on the Pirate staff last season with 15 victories but now only 5-7, was in complete command against the slumping Dodgers, who suffered then- 15th loss in 21 games. He retired 19 batters in a row before allowing ninth- inning singles to Manny Mota ad Maury Wills. Jekins, 17-8, became the top strikeout artist.in the National League, fanning seven Montreal batters for a season's total of 177. He scattered 10 sin- helped win his sixth game in a row with a tow-run single, capping a three-run third inning against Carl Morton, 8- 12. The Cubs also scored three times in the first off Morton, with Billy Williams and Ron Santo each singling in a run and the other coming home on an error. "All I Oakland manager Dick Williams said before the game, "is that my players hus- tle and not beat themselves." The Robinsons of Baltimore must have overheard a couple of astonishing results. Brooks Robinson, the Orioles' third baseiran who has been voted the American League's top man at Uie position for 11 successive seasons, suddenly turned bultcrfinger Wednesday night. He committed three errors on a pair of two-out grounders and slapped into a pair of rally- wrecking double plays that gave the Athletics a 2-0 lead. But in the bottom of the ninth inning, Frank Robinson followed singles by Don Buford and Merv Rettenmund by rapping reliever Roland Finger's first pitch into right-field bleachers for a 3- 2 Baltimore victory. Fingers, only the night before, had been victimized by Brooks Robinson's t w o -o u t, two-run homer in Hie ninth that powered Baltimore to a triumph. In other contests, Chicago White Sox rallied to beat New York Yankees 5-4, Milwaukee Brewers silenced Boston Red Sox 5-0, California Angels topped Cleveland Indian's 5-1, Detroit Tigers overhauled Kan- sas City Royals 8-7 and Wash- ington Senators blitzed Minne- sota Twins 7-1. Alberta Open under ivay Finesse golf the key CALGARY (CP) Booming drives are impressive, but it is the golfer with finesse that will do well in the Alberta open golf tournament. The 54 holes of medal play begin today at the Calgary Golf and Country Club with 144 en- trants. Club professional Bud Loftus said the course is not long, "but it's cute." Position is more important than distance on almost all holes, he said, and it is the kind of course on which a golfer can't let up. If he relaxes after a key hole, he finds he is in trouble on the next. To offset a lack of distance, fairways are narrow and greens small and sloping. Both greens and fairways are well trapped and water hazards are found on the ninth, 17th and I8th holes. The approach shot on several holes can be made difficult with a careless drive. On these holes the deep, tree-filled rough pinches in near the green to form a "keyhole entrance" that requires a well-placed shot. The course is built inside a curve of the Elbow River and the rugged river bank gives it rising and falling fairways and elevated tees and greens. Par for the mixed field of am- ateurs and professionals is 35 on both the front and back nines. Top prize in the open is with total money of Last year's winner, Stan Homenuik of Dauphin, Man., will be back and playing against the winners of the 1971 Atlantic, Saskatchewan and Manitoba opens. The Atlantic was taken by Terry Kendall of New Zea- land, the Saskatchewan by Tom McGinnis of Memphis, Tenn., and the Manitoba by John El- liott of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Moe Norman of Gilford, Ont., top money-winner so far this year on the Canadian tour, is also entered. Cowboys earn 4-2 victory The Dallas Cowboys edged the Labor Club 4-2 in tie only game staged in the Senior Men's Fastball League Wednes- day night. Darryl Leavitt earned the vic- tory on the mound firing a five-hitter and striking out eight while Dennis Hydychuk took the loss giving up seven hits. Larry Tratch and Wayne Nesbitt managed two singles apiece for the Cowboys while Hydychuk stroked a double and a single in a losing cause. Action will resume tonight 7 p.m. when the M and K Gen- erals face the Contactors white at the Nn-Mode Homers take on the Labor Club. MEN'S CLOTHES Due to our new fall stock arriving we an having a END-OF-THE-SEASON CLEARANCE H SELECTION OF 50 SPORT JACKETS AND BLAZERS OPEN TONITE TILL 9 P.M. 321-Tth ST. SOUTH LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE 327-2O73 You're milesAahead at Tinstone STORES 4-PLY NYLON CHAMPION with three special kinds of strength! 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