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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 THE IFIHBR1DGE HERAID Snlurday, Morck 3, 197J Earn berth in Alberta 'A' Boys9 filial Cougars outlast spirited Rams Award ivimiers The Lethiiridge Sugar Kings held their annual awards night Friday night and six players shored in the honors. From left to right, back row, Don Renner, top rookie, Davo Lifchfield, three-star award and most valuable player, and Pele McMahon, most improv- ed. Front left lo right, Pat Springinotic, most gentlmanly, Kent towry perseveronve, tportmanship and dedication to hockey award and Tim O'Donnell, lop defenceman. The Kings close out the home part of ihe schedule Sunday nighl at Henderson at seven o'clock against Calgary Canucks. Upsets mark girls' event Remember the old adage "when the chips are down it's anybody's ball game." Well this common .cliche couldn't have come closer to the truth in the southwest zone !B" girls' tournament provincial playoff staged in Picture Butte Friday night. Upsets were She call of (he day as all four lop finishers in the 1972-73 Southwest Confer- AUTO CEHTRE TUNE-UP SPECIAL ence Girls' Basketball League were ousted from the tluee-day tourney. The only minor upset occur- red in the first game of the second-day of action when the Lethbridge Catholic Central Kittens dropped the Fort Mac- leod Meteors. The Kittens never partici- ated in a league this season nd were relatively short of ex- erience due to the lack of play. On the other hand, the Me- eors racked up a record or a third place finish in Ehe By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Writer "Cougars bllo back" Lcthbridge Catholic Central Cougars captured the south- west zone "A" boys' basketball championship title as they earned a brilliant 29-25 come- back victory over the Leth- bridge. Colfegiate Institute Rams at the University of Lethbridge Friday night. The hard-fought win not only gave the Cougars the cham- pionship title but also the first playoff berth into the Alberta "A" boys' basketball finals which will be staged at the LCI Mar. 16-17. The second and final playoff berth will be up for grabs to- night when the Magrath Ze- niths and LCI Rams hit the floor at 8 p.m. at the U of L gymnasium. Tlie Zeniths, who earned an- other chance for a playoff spot in the provincials, lost to the Hams 52-42 in the tourney open- er Thursday night. It was also announced last night that the CCHS Cougars are the sole owners of the 1972- 73 Southern Alberta "A" Boys' Basketball League pennant title. At the end of the season, it was thought that the Cou and Rams would share the pen- nant title due to equal 8-2 rec- ords. According to Raymond Com- ets' coach, Bob Gibb, the league officials investigated liie mutter and found a ruling in the league constitution staling that only one team may reign as league champions. In order to break Ihe dead- lock, the officials calculated the points' for-and-against in their two meetings this season. The Cougars defeated the Rams by eight points in their first tilt while the Rams up- ended the Cougars by five points in their second encoun- ter. This lie-breaking method gave the Cougars a three-point Tn "B" boys' playoff action, Don Yuill swislicd 20 points ami led the Cardston Wildcats o a slim 4M5 decision over he Raymond Mustangs. Larry Leavilt added another 2 [.nints while Craig Cottle chipped in with 10. Mark Williams topped Mustangs' scorers with 14 points. The Wildcats will now meet the LCI Colls in the champion- ship final set for p.m. at the II of L tonight. Meanwhile at the conclusion of Uie second day proceedings, the league officials named the all-star performers for the 1972-1 73 season. Named to the all-star team were Strong and Joey Shackle- ford of LCI, Ponomar and Bal- derson of MagraUi, Sikora and Randy Hoyer of CCIIS, Waller Zobell of Raymond and Jim Toone from Cardston. First lime for local club Bulldogs capture pennant Lcthbridge Winston Churchill Bulldogs captured the South- west Conference Boys' Basket- ball League pennant title for p the first time ever Friday night. The Bulldogs, who have come close to the pennant title on a few occasions in their five- year history, finally, earned the first place finish by, defeating the Milk River Comets 67-61 in the league game staged last night. The Comets were the only- ones close enough to catch the Bulldogs for tlie league title. They finished the season itli a 11-3 record white the iulldogs won the pennant with 13-1 record. In last night's match, Kim Woolf led the Bulldogs' attack 'ith a 29-point performanc vhile Ken Nakama and Jae Chymboryk added 16 and 1 oints respectively. Barry Lodermierer hooped 2-1 Has winter been hard on your car? Now is Jhe lime for an expert tune-up! HERE'S WHAT WE DO Install new Allstate spark plugs Reset ignition liming Install new points, condenser and rotor Check and adjust carburetor 6 cylinder 8 cylinder 19 Good Monday to Friday CALL 328-9231 Save with Allstate Gasoline Regular Premium StRVICE STATION HOURS: 8 a.m. to p.m. Daily Thursday and Friday until 9 p.m. Centra Villoga 2nd Ave. and 13lh St. N. iWCGBL this year. The first big major upset came in the second game of the :vening when the pennant win- ing Taber Dawns suffered a setback by the hands of he Vauxhall Vi-Queens. The Vi-Queens: who sported 1 4-6 record for a fifth place 'inish in league play, received a 10-point outing from Pat Skid- more while Connie Brezovski managed 10 points in a losing cause. Meanwhile the defending champion Winston Churchill Griffins were sidelined from further play by dropping a 36- 26 decision to Pincher Creek. Jackie Noble hooped 14 points for Pincher Creek while Diane Turner replied for the Griffins with 10. The final upset of the eve- ning was a result of a 37-32 victory for the Picture Butte Sugar Queens over the Coal- dale Larks. The Sugar Queens managed only two league victories dur- ing season play while the Larks racked up a 7-3 record for second place. Brenda Lehtol was instru- mental in the m.ajor upset scor- ing 10 points while Bonnie Stan- ko managed 20 points in a los- ing cause. Tourney action continued this afternoon when "CCHS met Vauxhall at p.m. in one semi-final while Pincher Creek look on Piclure Buife at p.m. for the other. The third place final gets under way at p.m. while the championship tilt is set for p.m. The winners of the three-day tourney will advance lo the provincial "B" girls' champion- ship final in Stetller next week- end. edge and Ihe pennanl title. Meanwhile in the champion- ship final last night, a large number of basketball enthusi asts received their monies worth in terms of excitement In the opening quarter, boll clubs focused their attention on defence rather than offence. This fact was evident on the Scoreboard as they battled lo a 2-2 tie after the first eight minutes of play. Action in the second quarter didn't change much as the two clubs continued to concentrate on their defensive tactics. Tlie Rams managed to take the edge pn the Scoreboard though as they carried a 14-10 lead into the dressing room at Halftime. The Rams continued their strong defensive game plan in the third quarter, but added.a Next to the illegal posses- sion of wild game, Alberta hunters' most frequent offence last year was in the carry- ing of loaded firearms in their vehicles or boats. A synopsis of illegal acts carried oul by hunters dm'- ing the past season shows there were 150 convictions for carrying loaded firearms in boats or vehicles. A list- in g of the 638 convictions made was provided at Uie 44th annual convention of the Alberta Fish and Game As- sociation. Illegal possession of game accounted for 165 convictions. Seventy-six persons were fin- ed for hunling without a li- cence and 57 for hunling dur- ing Ihe closed season. Although Ihere is nearly always considerable oulcry about hunting withoul permis- sion, only 14 persons in the province were convicted of hunling on occupied land without the consent of the owner. Nineteen persons were cpn- vicled for Sunday hunting and 16 persons for the illega! export of game birds williout a valid export permit. Hunting by using another person's licence persists throughout Uie province eacl year. Last year 13 persons were fined for the act. Among the game bird shooters the unplugged shot- gun appeals to be a No. 1 problem. Ten persons were fined for. attempting to hunt with more than three shells in the chamber and magazine. The convictions are all un- der the Wildlife Act. Balance of the fines are listed as vary- ing from night light shooting to false statements. points and Shane Jaffray 14 in losing cause. Meanwhile in other final eague games held last night, Stirling Lakers received a 14- point outing from Marty Jirsche to bounce to Vauxhall Vikings 60-31. Spencer Zaugg chipped in with 12 points while Jake Hem- pel notched 15 for the Vikings. Werner Schmiegelt and Ed Dick netted 22 points apiece and carried the Coaldale Gaels to a over Fort Mac- leotl Flyers. Walt Zielinski aided the cause with 10 points while Warren Tolley whipped in 15 poults for the Flyers. In junior boys' varsity play, Milk River edged Winston Churchill 4946, Vauxhall whip- ped Stirling 25-19 and Coaldale waxed Fort Macleod Buddy Alliii not thinking about winning ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Buddy Allin, a skinny lilUe guy with "freckles and a mop of red hair, said he isn't thinking too seriously about winning Uie Citrus Open golf tour- nament, even though he has the midway lead. "I'd just like to get some good tournaments under my Allin said Friday after his 65 gave him a. 36-hole total of 131. That is 13 under par for two rounds over the Rio Pinar Country Club course. "I'd like to gel some high fin- ishes, then start thinking about winning a tournament. I want to make some good cheques, little more strength on offence. At the end of the third stan- za, the Rams held a 25-15 lead and it looked as though the Coug- ars were finished. The momentum changed drastically in the final quarter as the Cougars took over com- mand and went on to victory. Peter Sikora led the Coug- ars' attack with 14 points while Kelly Strong hooped 10 for the Rams. In the other tourney match, the Mogralh Zeniths took a 20- 22 lead at the half and stopped the Raymond Comets 5847. Jon Balderson netted 17 points In the win- while team- mates Rick Ponomar and Tim Hollingson added 13 and 10 points respectively. Our congratulations go out to Mr. and Mrs. Fel Balder- son of Magrath. Mr. Balder- son received the Fulton Tro- phy at the 44th annual con- vention of the Alberta FisH and Game Association. It is emblematic of the highest conservation award in the province and for the support of the fish and grille.move- ment down through the years. Mrs. Balderson was award- ed the Grace Stewart Trophy for outstanding work among the fairer" sex in the fish and game movement. It is the first time that a man and wife team has won the two awards. Mrs. Balderson is recover- ing in hospital following a serious illness and was un- able to attend the convention. The Baldersons are turn-of- the-century arrivals in south- ern Alberta and have been ever-ready with game bird feeding programs during sev- ere weather conditions. One of the biggest annual events of the Taber Fish and Game Association is slated for March 10. It's the annual trophy awards day to be held in the Anglican Church Hall. Trophies may be entered un- til 2 p.m. Activity open to the public gets under way at p.m. John Shearer was recently el- ected president of Taber Fish and Game for 1973. Meetings arc held on the first Thurs- day of every month. Ali, Foreman might fight PHILADELPHIA uburban financial consulting and investment firm says it has offered world heavyweight box- ng champion George Foreman and one-time champ Muham- mad Ali million each for a title bout in September. Chester Weisinger, president of Continental Resources Inc., Jenkintown, Pa., said Friday, 'All's people are ready to sign a contract within 24 hours or less." He said his organization hadn't "formalized any ar- rangements with Foreman's people, but we will be in touch with them." my in shane, then if I'm in this position again I make a charge at it." While Allin was charting his plans, Arnold Palmer, left, a victim of the cut. It took a score of 143, one un- der par, to qualify for the final two rounds today and Sunday. Palmer, winner of the Bob Hope Desert Classic three weeks ago, shot a 74 for 144 and missed the cut for the third time in five years in this tour- nament. GIUiEHT Cl.OSH Allin, who twice reeled off strings of three consecutive birdies, held only a single stroke lead over Gihby Gilbert. Gilbert, who shared the first round lead with Chi Chi Rodri- guez, slipped from a 64 to 68 for 132, one stroke back. Rodriguez went to a 70 and was alone in third place at 134. Australian Bruce Crampton, who's already taken two titles this season and leads the money winning list, moved into, con- tention with a strong 66 for, (36. He was tied with rookie Tom Kite arld Dave Hill. Lee Trevino, winner of last week's rich Jackie Gleason tournament, moved up with a 67 and was seven strokes off the pace at 138. Sam Snead, the 60- year-old marvel who hasn't fin- ished lower than seventh this season, was just one stroke fur- ther back after a C9. FINGERS SIGNS PACT MESA, Ariz. (AP) Star re- liever Rollie Fingers signed his 1973 contract Friday with Oak- land Athletics for about and a year's supply of mus- tache wax. Minor hockey Walter points in losing effort. 21 ZENITHS SI COMETS 47 Zsnitns Marker J, Pcrkomar 13, Karren, AlBfoo, Wilde 8, Leishman, 17, Brcweslon, RolUnison 10, Anderson 6. Tolal 58. Comets GalbraiFh 1, Hill 4, Ralph 6, Myndio 9, Zobell 21, Turner, Olsen