Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Month THI UTHMIDGt AID IX Bowes heads list of local hopefuls Racquetbail event draws top names Action in the Alberta open racquetball cliampions hips got under way this afternoon at the Lethbridge YMCA. Local eliminations kicked off the fiva day event at three o'clock. Play commences Thursday morning "at six o'clock wilh the first out of town com- petitors taking to the court. The event is co- sponsored by the Lcthbridge YMCA and Molson's with the Molson Cup up for grabs. Fifty three singles entries have been accepted for the event as well as 18 teams. The singles are a modified double knockout affair while the doubles will see United Stales and out of province competitors competing in the open section while Alberta teams will be allowed to take part in the closed as well as open. The entry list reads some- what like the who's who of racquetball in western Can- ada and the United States. Heading tile list of visitors for the tourney will be Dr. Bud Muehleisen. A native of San Diego, Muehleisen is cur- .rently the North American champion. Joining Muehleisen from San Diego is Steve Keely, a top ranked player. Canadian open and Alberta open champion Wes Hadi- kan of Edmonton heads an impressive list of Canadians who will challenge the U.S. entries. Also expected for the event is Bob Bear, runner- up to Hadikan in both tfoo Alberta and Canadian finals. Wayne Bowes mil anchor a strong Lethbridge entry. Bowes, a member of the YMCA Racquetball club, is the Canadian open consola- tion champion. Last November Bowes em- erged with the spoils in the O'KeeFe Invitational tourna- ment in Saskatoon. He walk- ed oif with top honors in the !A" section of the tourney. Local hopefuls Wayne Bowes, left, and Pic Piccini will be in action this weekend as the Leihbridge YMCA hosts the Alberta open racquetball championships. Play got under way this after- noon wilh a number of local eliminations. Action runs each day from six in the morning until 10 in the evening. The finals get under way Sunday afternoon. Defensive game spoils soccer Pele far from content LONDON (AP) Pele, Bra- zilian soccer superstar, said Tuesday the game he loves is being spoiled by too much de- fence and too few goals. Showing faint signs of a tubby waistline but still able to turn on the speed of a gazelle in bursts, Pele is on a world tour with Ms Santos club. He surveyed the world soccer scene in an interview and said: "There have been great changes in a short lime. Foot- ball today is very different from the football of the 1958- 1962 period." Now 32, Pele was a top inter- national star in the 1958 World Cup finals in Sweden. He is still regarded as the king of world soccer and is a national hero in Brazil. In London his name is magic Elks boiispiel opens Thursday The 21st animal Elks Bon- Bpicl gets under this Thurs- day for a four-day stand at the Lethbridgo Curling Club. Thursday's opening draw is set for four o'clock with an- other to follow at six. The same rinks taking part in the four o'clock draw go on the ice again at eight white the six o'clock rinks are scheduled again at 10. Friday the draws go at seven and a.m. Once again there will be prizes in four events, the Dennis Johnson Memorial, Seenvan's Jewellery, Liberty Boilers and Modern Body Shop, All four event winners last year are back to defend their particular honors. VeiRial Haga of Vulcan won the num- ber one last year while Hngh Brown ot Calgary won the nuin- two, Third event honors stayed in Lethbridge as Lyle Davis and his mates won while the number four event xvas won by Dale Johnson of Medicine Hat. THURSDAY S. Henderson Lclhbrttfge vs B. Ally- anaga, Taber; J. Speelman, Leihbridge vs G. Nilsson, Warner; D. Andrews, tefhbrfrfge vs L. Pavfca, Taber? W, Troidl, Warner vs E. Goodman, Letfv bridge; C. Ferry Leihbridge vs K. Taber; J. Hutchison, Wai ner vs G. Probe, B. Wor- ian, Lefhbfidge Vi Norm KleisT, Pic- ure Suite; f-'. Balrferson, Leihbridge L. Enns, Warner; C, Branlner, Warner vs L- Davis Leihbridge; G, UnieK, Leihbridge vs G. Kennedy, Fort AAacleod. R. Mueller, Lelh'brEtfge vs G. Val- gardson, Taber; G. Turner, Barons vs V. To1h, Lelhbridge? A. Beaton, bridge vs J. Gorrlll, Warner; W. Charleton, Calgary vs R, Neher, Pfc- tine Bulle; R. Johnson, Picture Suite vs M. Balazs, Uthbrldge; K. Blainey, Taber vs D. Cotiits, Lefhbridge; E. Bsceda, Lethbridge vs G. Hamilton, Calgary; R. Johnson, Uthbritfge vs Y. Kabayama, Foremosl; J. Kulka, PIclure Bulle vs B. Makado, Leih- bridge; L. Santa, Leihbridge vs P. Shimbashl, Taber. MORE FRIDAY 7 a.m. L. Leihbridge vs T, Kelion, Warner; N, Mor ris. Lei h- bridge vs J. Taber; A. Mel- rose, Leihbridge vs A. Hougen, Fore- most; F. Krokosb, Uthtridge vs R Hanna, Picture Bulle; B. Sapsford, Lethbridge vs V. Hags, Vulcan; F Garber, Foremost vs P. Howe, Leth- bridge; L. Higa, Lefhbridge vs T. Ser- Fernie; J. Schandor, Leih' brTcfge vs B. Ellason, Warner; N, Quick, Leihbridge vs G. Druhan, Ta her; F, Doglerom, Taber vs G. Todd, Leihbridge. a.m. K. Bateman, Island vs J. Bar- tosefc, Taber; A. Velfcer, Calgary vs W. BulE, Forernosl; Van Red! Mix, Medicine Hat vs Wada, Taber; H. Drown, Calgary vs R. Waiters, Fore- most; O- Johnson, Medicine Hat vs G, Tokal. Picture Butle; G. Jones Granum vs J. Hearn. Foremost; K Noble, Calgary vs J. Hunter, Leih- bridge; K. Wersh, Milk River vs FLkaml, Picture Bulte? W. Granburg, Foremost vs D. Fleming, Leihbridge; F. Pavfca, Taber vs G. Roth, Fore- Vnost. fXPORTA CANADA S FINEST CIGARETTE WARNING: The m enl ol OOUD1Q KIlOCKUUl. ulluir wnim tuiu WL Alberta, finals get under ivay at LCI Friday afternoon 1 1 "1 Before ousling Edmonton's Howard nankin 21-10 and 21- 17 in the "A" final, Bowes sidelined Dale Aasen ot bridge in the semi-final. Aas- en is also in this weekend's competition. A-tliird Lethbridge player who is expected to be a solid contender is Tim Filuk. At Saskatoon Filuk won the con- solation honors as he bested George Bell of Regina 21-17 and 2W2. Logan Tait and Pic Piccini are just two more locals who is hoped will be heard from in (lie competition. For Bowes; the top-seeded Lethbridge player, the antici- pated chance to meet Mueh- leisen or Keeley has him more than just a little ex- cited. "It will be great to see these fellows in action. It would be even that much greater to get a chance to play against them." Saskatoon's Nov e m b e r tourney attracted 45 entries for the combined racquetball- handball event. Local officials, with their list exceeding 50, are optim- istic of making their first venture a rousing success. Play in the event draws to a close with finals set for the YMCA Sunday. Play is continuous each day through Cougars will have hands full holding title The Lethbridge Catholic Ccn- ral Cougars will open defence o their Alberta boys' o young fans who weren't born vhen he first pulled on his sot ccr bools. Hundreds of young ters ran on to the pitch Mon- day night at the end of a garni ietween Santos and Fulham ust to touch Pele. Santos lost the game 2-1, but Pele brushed that defeat off as a mere inconvenience. On the general state of soccer, how- iver, Pele was far from con- tent "People don't play football any said Pele. "They ;ry to prevent the other team Tom playing and this spoils the game for the public who are de- prived of the excitement of a wide open match." The goal ace shook his head sadly. "Look at today's 1-0, 0-0, there is so little scor- ing. There are no easy games any more because the stand- ards have risen everywhere. In tours a few years ago we used to win by four or five goals. Now it is all too physical and too defensive." Pele confessed he was tired of the travelling involved in his contract with Santos. "I am fed tip with it. I want to spend more time with my wife Rosemary and our two small children." Pele said he would not take part in the 1974 World Cup in West Germany as a player. "Ive been playing soccer for 18 or 19 years and I'm getting tired. I'll be in Germany as a tourist and notliing more. I want to enjoy myself there." ligh school basketball title at he Letlibridge Collegiate In- titute this weekend. The Cougars will defend their irovincial title against seven hallengers from various parts f the province in a two-day modified double-knockout tour- ament which gets under way Triday and concludes Satur- day night. Bonnie Doon Lancers and iarry Ainlay Titans will rep- resent the Edmonton district while Sir Winston Churchill bulldogs and Crescent Heights Cowboys will wear their team colors from the Calgary zone. Lindsay Thurber Red Devils 'rom Red Deer, Grande Prair- e Composite Trojans and an- other team from the south wil also partake in the two-day event. Bonnie Doon and Grande Prairie will open the provin- cial finals Friday at 4 p.m while Sir Winston Churchill and Harry Ainlay will follow right after at p.m. The defending champion Catholic Central Cougars open defence to their title agains Crescent Heights Cowboys p.m. while the secom south entry will conclude firs day proceedings at 9 p.m. facing Lindsay Thurber of Rec Deer. The winners of the firs round willl advance to th hampionship semi-finals while he losers drop to the consola- ion semi-finals. Championship semi finals are slated for 12 o'clock noon and p.m. Saturday while he consolation semi-finals get mder way at a.m. and a.m. Ball leagues plan meetings The Lefhbridge Major Men's Commercial Fastball League will hold an important organ- izational meeting at the Labor Club Thursday night. The 8 p.m. meeting will deal with the appointment of offi- cers for the 1973 season, sched- uling of games and the status of the Miners' Library. The Miners' participate al the senior "A" men's level and it has yet to be decided wheth- er they'll compete in league play. Meanwhile the Major Men's Slow Pitch League will also stage an important meeting Thursday night. All teams wishing to enter the 1973 season must have representative at the 8 p.m session. No other teams will be a! lowed entry after Thursdaj night. The meeting will get unde way at 8 p.m. in the basemen ol the Miner's Library. The winners of the champ- on ship semi-finals will meet n the title final at 9 p.m. while he losers hit the floor at p.m. for the third place final. The consolation final is set or a three o'clock start. Tournament tickets are on sale for three dollars while ses- sional tickets can be purchased it or J1.25. Meanwhile coach Dean Dahl of the defending champion Cou- >ars is taking his chargers tough rigorous workouts preparation tor the important weekend outing. According to Dahl their pro- vincial title is in jeopardy on the weekend. All the teams should be really tough to beat and we'll have our hands comment- ed Dahl. Dahl has had a chance to see all the participating teams this season with the exception of Bon- nie Doon Lancers and Lindsay Thurber Red Devils. "I don't know much about the Lancers or Red Devils hul I think I'm safe to say that Harry Ainlay Titans will be the team to beat on the week- he 'said. "But I also think we stand a good chance to go through our draw safely he added. If Dahl's predictions are cor rect, the Cougars and Titans could possibly tangle in the championship night. final Saturday The two teams had only met mce before and that was in the .972 championship final. The Cougars defeated the Titans 55-48 for the provincial crown but the Edmonton club las improved tremendously over the past year. The Cougars had much their own way in reaching the finals last season as they posted a 54-28 victory over Bonnie Doon and a 52-38 decision over Grande Prairie. Things could be a little differ- ent tliis year but all eyes will still be on the defending cham- pions. Good outings by local swimmers Five members ot the Leth-1 place in the 100 metre back- bridge Amateur Swim Club stroke and the fared well in the Cardinal In- 2oo metre backstroke. vitational Swim Meet held re- cently in Winnipeg. The local contingent compet- ed against representat i v e s from 30 other clubs from vari- ous parts of western Canada. Tim Myers led the locals with a silver medal in the 100 metre breastsfroke and a sixth place finish in the 200-metre individual medley. Shirley Van Dyk followed close behind with a bronze medal in the 200-metre back- stroke and. a fifth place stand- ing in the 100 metre back- stroke. Van Dyk's outing in the 200- metre backstroke was Ca- nadian National qualifying time standards. Susan Hunt also performed well as she picked up a fourth Barry Emerson finished fifth in the 200 metre backstroke, eighth in the 100 metre back- stroke and seventh in the 400 metre freestyle. Bill Syme completed the lo- cal's fine performance with seventh place finishes in the 200 metre backstroke and breastsfroke events. Meanwhile Wendy Hastings recently broke the Alberta se- nior women's 200 yard back- stroke record in the Dolphin Invitational Swim Meet staged in Vancouver. Teammate Lorne Kemmet also established a new Alberta senior men's record by earn- ing a bronze medal in the 200- yard butterfly event witti time ol City hockey title 011 the line Miner's Library held a com- manding two game lead in the City Recreation Hockey League championship playoff series but now find themselves in a do or-die situation tonight. The Miners' will meet head on with the pennant winning Univ e r s i t y of Lethbridge Pronghorns in the fifth and fi- nal game of the best-of-five se- ries at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre. The Pronghorns, who came close to losing out in the final series, have battled back with two hard fought victories over the Miners' to force Uie sudden- death match. The Miners' scored 4-1 and fi-G victories over the Prong- horns but have suffered 1M and 84 losses in their last two outings. Over 350 fans took in the last encounter and more hockey en- llnisiasls are expected for championship match tonight. 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