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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ----------------------Wednesday, Match 8, 1972 THE irTHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Watchorn in thick of things ivith 3-1 murk Upsets throw Brier into wide open battle ST. JOHN'S, NCM. (CP) 11 was late Tuesday afternoon in the Memorial Stadium w h e n Eldon Coonmo was looking at2 the calendar. he said as he patted his duck-tail haircut into place. "That's the The 30-year-old surveyor trom Ottawa was assessing his chances in the Canadian curling championship after four rounds. His slick, sharp-shooting On- tario rink had just won its third consecutive game for a share of second place behind Doug Wyatt of Saskatoon. "On Thursday we play Sas- katchewan, British Columbia and Alberta and we hope to win at least two of those iind if we do we might just keep going." C'oombe had no trouble to keep going Tuesday as he easily knocked off Jack MacFarlane o[ Sault Stc. Marie, Ont., 12-8 in the third round and then fol- lowed in the fourth by dumping Kip Heady of 12- 5, "This is a funny said Coombc, "There is no real over- powering rink. Nobody seems unbeatable." Coombe's assessment of the field was proven Tuesday as Decision overruled iVy A AH A Maple Leafs in AJHL playoffs UED DEKTl (.Special) Ed- monton Maple Jjcnfs liave made the Alberta Junior Hockey Lea- gue playoffs, thanks io a deci- sion of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association. George Hurvic, president of the association, Tuesday over- ruled a decision to take away l-I points front the Maple Leafs using ineligible players. The directors' decision, which resulted in the resignation of its four member executive, dropped the Maple Leafs into the basement of the seven team league and out of the playoff picutre. However, Harvic said (he de- cision "cannot be supported." The contorversy arose over the J faple Leafs' alleged use of two ineligible players, Dave Rhine and Neil Noble who were wail ing tra nsf crs, re- qiiired under Canadian Ama- leur Hockey Association regu- CHAMPS Wltl PERFORM Novice pairs champions Donna and Mark Homi- nuke will take part in the Lethbridge figure Skating club's production of The Wizard of Oz March 17 and 18 at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre. Rude and Hominuke have been skating as a pair for two years and this year won the southern Alberta title, the Alberta and the Northwest Territories title. ]n singles competition both have been Juvenile champions. Expos trade carefully JL WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CE1) When any expansion ckil) makes a hade, it should be careful to make sure it benefits from the deal. That has been the philosophy of Montreal Expos throughout their four-year history anrl gen- erally it has worked for them. Back on June 15, Expos' general manager Jim Fanning announced a trade between his ckth and New York Mels. The trade sent first baseman Donn Clendenon to New York in ex- change for pitchers Steve Henko, Jay Garden and Dave Colon as well as inlielder Kevin Collins. Torre remains out looking in By THK ASSOCfATKD PRESS St. Louis Cardinals dropped the other shoe in contract nego- liations with their holdouts Tuesday but it missed two of the four problem players. The Cards invoked the sel- dom-used baseball law which al- lows clubs to order holdouts to report to training camp no later than March II) under the re- newal clause in thrir contracts. Hit with Ihr ruTint; wore pitcher Jerry Heuss and catcher Ted Simmons, fiul the Cards were not able to contact their other two dissatisfied players- first baseman Bob Rurda and third baseman Joe Torre. Torre, (he National League's batting champion and iMost Val- uable Player, wants several thousand more than Cards owner Gussie Busch Is ready to spend. The last lime the renewal clause was invoked was two years ago when the Cards did it to left-hander Steve Carlton. When Carlton held out again this spring, the club's treatment was more severe. This time, they traded him to Philadelphia Phillies. Three other holdouts ended Tuesday when pitcher Carl Mor- ion signed with Montreal Kxpos, pitcher Cecil Upsbaw of Atlanta Braves and outfielder Merv Ret- tcnmund came to terms with Baltimore Orioles. Morton re- ceived a token raise, Upshaw's terms were undisclosed while Rettenmimd got a bigger jump, probably into the class. At the time of the deal, Renko was considered (ho key man for Montreal and (he six-foot, six- inch right-handed pitcher has made the Expos' inanagemeni look good with some .stellar pitching during the last three seasons. Mean while, Collins, Colon ant: Garden have drifted into obliv- ion while the have dumped CJemlenon, who was a key factor in their World Series win in 1969. Clendenon was signed as a free-agent by St Louis Cardinals. WON 15 LAST YEAH Last year Renko pitched 271 innings for Montreal'and won J5 of his 29 starts. He walked 135 hatters and struck out 129 am posted an earncd-nm average o 3.75. He was considered the sec ond top starting pitcher on the Expos' staff behind Bill Stone man. Two of Renko's triumphs were one-hitters. This season, Renko is touted as a key for the Expos" drive at 81 wins. "We just have fo he belter (his said Ronkn. "We are a bit stronger, especially in our pitching." As for his own performance for (he 1D72 season, Ilenko re fuses to make any forecasts. "I don't- like setting a figure for myself. Yon get very disap pointed if you do not reach it. I just hope to have a hotter year." .ations when a player moves rom one branch (province) to another. The association decision was )ased on the fact that only ono >rotest was filed. That was by Edmonton Movers over an 8-1 oss to the Maple Lecfs Feb. i5, said Mr. Harvie. Mr. Kar- ie's group upheld a decision o award the game to tlie Movers, "The AAI1A has complete confidence in the officers of tlie said Mr. Harvie. He added he hoped president Jim Secular of Calgary, vice- jrcsident Ian McKenzie o f uc, chairman Jim Stewart of the Maple Leafs and secre- ary manager Don Dmmmond of Red Deer will reconsider :hcir resignations. In Red .Deer Greg Scolt scored at of sudden-death overtime Tuesday night to give Red Deer Rustlers a 4-3 A Iberia Junior Hockey League victory and kill Edmonton Movers' hopes for a playoff berth. The playoffs start Saturday with Lethbridge Sugar Kings at Red Deer and Calgary Canucks slaying Edmonton Maple Leafs in Edmonton, The semi- 'inals are best-of-seven series. Tiie Maple Leafs had been in Jie cellar of the seven-team league because they forfeited 14 points for using ineligible players. However, Tuesday, the Alberta Amatuer Hockey Asso- ciation ordered the points re- turned and the Maple Leafs were only a win away from the playoffs. Tuesday's contest was the East in the league's regular season. Calgary Mount Royal College Cougars, ineligible for the playoffs because they have over age players, finished first with 70 points. Red Deer is second with 66 points followed by Canucks with 58, Lelhbridgc with 41, Maple Leafs with Movers with 34 and Drumheller Fal- cons with 32. Movers made a valient bid For the final playoff berth. They were ahead 2-0 after the first period and kept the Scoreboard clean in the second. However, Red Deer mounted a fierce attack in the tilird, scoring three goals before Movers tied it up again at Tom Lindskog, Dale Lewis, and Bill Haynes also scored for Rustlers. Ken Lelacheur, Dave Martins and Ross Barros were the Edmonton marksmen. Lvvo unbeaten rinks were topple rj :o turn tlie championship into a horse race, Dave Sullivan of Frcdcricton, a 30-year-old engineer, scored :he biggest upset of the day by .tetcating [lie previously-im- fj jeatcn ficmic Sparkes rink 'rom Vancouver 10-8. Tlie plucky New Brunswick skip refused to wiit under pros- sure from the powerful B.C. rink and had one rock sitting wide open on the four-foot ring wlicn Sparkes went to throw his ast rock. B.C. was sitting two and three and Sparkes had the lakcout to make for tlie win. 1 le blew it straight down centre and ended up joining Coombe, Mel Watchorn of Fair- view, Alta., and Bill Kent of Montreal in second place. "One thing we grinned the happy Sullivan, "was turn things into a spectators' playoff. Anybody can win it Wyatt had the hye in the fourth round Tuesday, but when the dust settled his 3-0 mark was good enough for first place. Tlie lanky Saskatchewan skip downed Sulli van 7-G in the morning, Sullivan and Orest Meleschuk of Winnipeg share sixth place with 24 m a rks while Mac- Farlane is 1-3. Fred Durant of St. John's is 0-3 and Barry Shearer of Halifax and Ready are both 0-4. Kent pulled the upset in the fourth round, scoring an almost unbelievable four in the 12th end to defeat the powerful Man- itoba rink 10-9. To most spectators in Tues- day's crowd of 600, it looked like Meleschttk had the game wrapped up coming home with a three-shot lead. But some key misses cost him the win. "We ere counting said Kent, "and Great tried a double with his first rock and wrecked on a guard. That gave me a chance to draw for four. Orest tried the double again, but only got one. I took him out and stayed for the four." Watchorn, meanwhile, finally found the d raw weight an d posted two victories Tuesday after losing to Kent in the open- ing round. He downed the hard- luck Prince Edward Islanders 16-5 in the third round and Nova Scotia 12-6 in the afternoon. In other Tuesday games, Kent edged the stubborn younger pu- rant rink 8-7 in the morning with a draw to the four-foot in tho 32th, Sparkes beat Shearer 9-C and Noilhern Ontario came back to defeat Newfoundland in the fourth round 13-6. Two rounds were scheduled for today at p.m. MST arxi 6 p.m. MST, In the afternoon, Northern On- tario takes on Manitoba, Nova Scotia plays Ontario, New Brunswick meets Alberta, Brit- ish Columbia plays Saskatche- wan and Newfoundland goes against P.E.I. Quebec has the bye. At night, it's Alberta vs Sas- katchewan, Newfoundland vs Nova Scotia, Manitoba vs P .E, Northern Ontario vs Quebec and New Brunswick vs Ontario, British Columbia has the bye. LUCKY CHARM Bernie Sparkes, skip of the B.C. rink in this week's Canadian championships holds his rink's lucky char m. According Io Sparkes, formerly of Clares, holm. Snoopy has brought him and his males luck. Tuesday they lost their first gama in four oulings. (CP Wirephoto) Hoop tourney starts tonight The 1871-72 Southwest Boy's Basketball Conference cham- pionship playoff tourney will officially get under way with Ihree games tonight. This season's playoff tourney will be a four day modified single knockout event which opens tonight and concludes Sat- urday. Eleven leams will take part in the tourney that will stage the first two days of action at Winston Churchill High School and the remaining two at the Civic Centre. Eight of the II teams toiled in the Southwest Conference this year while the remaining three clubs are members of the Far West Basketball League. Stirling, Milk River, Winston Churchill, Coaldale, Taber, Vauxhall, Picture Butte and Fort Macleod formed the South- west Conference this year while Pincher Creek, Colcman and Claresholm participated in the Far West League. Five of the SWBBC (earns, Stirling, Milk River, Winston Churchill, Taber and Coaldale received first round byes while the other six clubs will hit the floor tonight. In the tourney opener tonight, Fort Macieod Flyers meet Pin- Cher Creek Matthew Halton Iligh nt p.m., Vfiuxhnll Vik- ings tangle with Coleman nest Consolidated at 7 p.m. in game two while game ihrce will feature Picture Buttc Sugar Kings and Clarcsh o 1 m Willow Creek High School. Action will resume Thursday night when the winners of Wed- nesday's games one, two and three will hit the floor again in the quarter-finals. 'Hie first quarter final match which goes at 4 p.m. features Milk River and the winners of game three while the second quarter final is set for between Coaldale and ttie win- ners of game two. The third quarter final sees Taber W. R. Myers taking on Winston Churchill Bulldogs at 7 p.m. while the remaining quar- ter-final will have Stirling meet- ing the winners of game one. Tovirney play switches to the Civic Centre Thursday night with the two semi finals going at 7 p.m. and p.m. The final day of action will have the losers in the semi- finals seeking the third place championship title at 7 p.m. while the championship final is slated for p.m. Elks, Warriors settle Issue Midget Elks and Kinsmen .luuvcnile Warriors will meet lonight ui the third and deciding game in Ihc be.sl- of-three Southern Alberta Ju- venile League playoff round. Elks won the first game 7-5 in overtime while the Warriors rctoundcd for a 13-5 win in the second game forcing tlie show- down. The game is sol for the Civic lea Ceutre nl 20lli annual rJKS PVfkril" m31! to JLjJLJLVo Vv Y l_y JL S. 1> LvP Thursday afternoon the 30 rinks from Jewellery, number bridge Elks bonspiel will in southern Liberty Boilers and the fold at the Lelhbridge take part in (lie four Modern Body Club. This year's edition with prizes in four the 20lh anniversary of the events lliis year for another crack at the nual affair and it is number nne Dennis prize is (he Scott, Hender- as the biggest Memorial, number foursome of Lethbridge Joe Scctnan and Enso are also in the fold Bowling time around. Henderson and his mates won the number one last year while Seeman i _ Baceda captured lop hon- CAPRI BOWL DOUG'S Mesairos 295; Gladys Field 261 in the number two and four respectively. The opening draws of the bonspiel are as follows: Nofl r.Viclnlosh ?79 t P.M. Joe Luchamky, I elhbrjdge vs Fred Scott 261 Lelhbrirfgpf V. McCauqh- i B AND Lgthbrfdqe vs Ed Bauer, Lelh- YBC Pavan 2S7 Dot Don MMfcr, Ld bridge vs Don JUNIORS AND 269 Pat TunMall Lefhbridge; Bill Morgan, Lelh. Ron Gretzinqer 240; Mary V.'iirinevskt 300 vs Charlie EJrantner, Warner; 239; Michde Maclean 311; Bev Conine 291, iFtger Ccakpr O DcnnrHI, vs Cfiff Forrey, 184; Rick Maclean Morton 261, Bob Costanzo JD-? Schancfor, Letrtbrldga Frank Simons ?7S timer Good man, Lelhbridge; 5 fan 257, Siq Dobler 271 Piclvre Butfe vs StoJf Hen- Stephen Kenwood 30-1 269 Lefhbridge; Wayne Terriff, Smilh Don Coults 192; Brent tcith IBS; Lynn Pearson 184; Lawrence Thomspon. L e 1 h- GerJa 749; Robert Miklos US; vs Gary Valgardson, Taker; PedrinI 181; Cathy 1-li, ACT Torniyjma, Taber vs Hougen, Foremost. p.m. Eleanor Dcriqalti 243; Marion Hourjen, foremost vs Lyk Fey 763; Carole Homutos 291 VaJ Serbu 254 Linda Aspeslet 733; Roug AspesleT 23B; Gene Lethbricfge; Berf Nifsson, vs Mikado, Lelhbridge; Olck J elms on, vs George Ness- 331; Roy Vaykovirh 25 3; Henry ion, Taber; Jake Slaldine, Foremost tcki 23B; Richard Chollack Bob Aliyanaga, Tafcc-r; Brure Mac- nlcsh, Granum vs FretJ I rvcricf- CIVIL SERVICE Mike Prokcp 2S1 Bob SdiulT 291; JM AmaUo ?76; Abe Enns Jtrahl Hulchrnscn, Warner vs Norm WiHia.ns, Foremost; Enso Baterta, Lelfibridce vs Hugh Ralph Ffx 271; Bev Swaren 2i9 June Taylcr 262 ANGELES (AP) Calgary; John Barren, Burte vs Gale Fitch, Taber; Frank Moore 3i9 Edilh Vofh Frances Harrfs 253; Valcr 250 for Oakland pitcher Vida Blue said Tuesday he has Foremost vs Ken Sefoguch Taber; Jim Kulka, Picture Butte vs Joe Seeman, Lelhbridge. YBC BANTAM BOYS A Athletic owner Charles Finley by telephone, offered a curleri on 4 p.m. draw eur] again el S p.m. Thursday while thoifi on the draw are on 1hp Jce aqa n Kim Tinordl 203r Harvie Pocia 347 Robin Sfanton 235; Doug and was flatly 10 p.m. I 503; Bill Todd 209; Allan Rod Malchow 2-il Gerst said Finley a.m. Rosetl] 210. B Monday and "we talked for about an hour and a Buls, Foreniosl vi Fred Kor-kosh, Lethbridqe; Norm Kleisf, BuKe vs V.'es McCtine, Calgary; Edwin Buj-wash 178; Doug Henderson 165; Michael Tciley US; Mitchell Brown 161; Donald Tlnord! 146; offered a compromise and lie tried to explain his Neher, Picture [Jutfe vs Fritz Pa vies, Tafcer; Bill Rae, Bulle vs Jiro Ssski, Tabcr- j i ni Craig 147; Bill Taylor US; Gary for paying more to a Lc-ftibrldgc vJ Glen Turner BANTAM G1RLS Kathy Kirkby 165; Bev Salmon 157; Debbie Siabo 165; Sandra Hamilton 163; Drbble Anderson 192; Linda lost 22 games last year tlian he's offering a guy who won 24." Gerst squashed rumors Gerald Totfrf, Le fn b r Icf 15 s vi Larry Higa, Leltibridge; Pat Howe, Lelhbridge vs IJ. Van Vaerenbergh, P-cfure 8u1fe; Ray Stevenson, Taber vs Vince Tofh, LefhbrjtJge; Pat Shim-bashi, Taber vs Nick LasfLrka, Letji- scling 142; Katby Smyke Cindy Miller Jennifer 193; might trade Laddie Pavka, Taber vi J, Shigchiro Bj-enda Christie' has said he Foremosl. a.m. JUNIORS AND SENIORS Kim Asquin 242 Darrclf Ian. ler 314 Les Erickson Vida for a million dollars. So apparently that's what Vida is worth to him. But he's Aasen, Brooks vs Jack Cox, Caf-gary; Ralph Bateman, Bow Island vs Gerry Hamilton, Calgary; Vince Bc-b nee, Warner vi Adam Welker, CaT- John Wildman 336 Baden Pill-Ing 744 Bryan Sakamoto to pay him a decent Jce Faitnuk, Medicine Hat vs Adclla Besselinq 203; Lori 227 Nadine Kovacs 299 Selma Nishimura (4441; Linda Malcomson Leslie Kill ins saitl he understood that Denny McLain, a 22-game Dale rV.edicfne Hat vs Ted Percival, Vulranj H. Van Wert, Medicine Hat vs B, Tiirabula, Cal- year, is making more Lawrence LiebeH, Warner vi CPR Ibis year. Finley has Rifchie, Calgary; Tony Servello. Elsie Brume r 233; Roliie Howes 24S; Shij-lcy Alexander 2B4 Marg Morris 240; Elaine Sinclair Blue, the American League's most valuable vs Ted Rutfd, Warner; Bob Ptrrin, Medicine Hat vs Fred Mesfn-ger, Vukan. 221; Joe Krammer ?37; Geo MatcheS 249; Fil Oberg the Cy Young award winner, for 1072, Gerst said. Gerst said Vida was Plumbing MAJOR MIXED Steve Pedcrsen 300 Lew more than any of the top 300 Jean Passey 305 in haseball are ESTIMATES PHONI Bert Wezef 337 Elrcy Tolley 291 Dianne Violin! 30i Bruce McKFHoT) 3JS Robin 303 Bob Cosf.inzo 303 (fi.m; John Rempef 294 The asking price is reportedly afler an opening figure of FUUER 323-251S King !9i YOUNG ADULTS Km Kurtz 775 Ken 335 Randy Wolstoncroff 291 Larry ?S3; Bruce Can-field 292 Kim Kovacs 275 HOCKEY Barry Nledprmier 775 Linda Walcomson 309 Gail Hedberg 236; Cherye Oh-ermcyer 259; Lcrf Pal-marchuk SENIOR DECIDING GAME OF BEST Cyril Mirnn Jf.A, Trrn ArcM-Hrt 3-OAME C. Van 2SO, Henry ISO Uick Bianrhl 345, B i 1 LETH. MIDGET Rifey 244, Vefrita Miller 263 F.incps Bamh-rick ?49, Abhie 231, Lit Holl 224, Ann Reed 221, LETH. JUV. PRE-BUILT SOCIAL Grorrje MafchcK 7S6. Judy Horlach er 324, Jackie Clay 230, Netfra Wednesday, March liams 226, Lynn Ltxran 2-JO E nual S chile 247. Larry Dumc-ntipr Lyn Sauer ?27, Ted CIVIC ICE ;