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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March HERALD-25 Pat Sullivan If the Atlanta Flames hang on and finish in the playoffs this year in the National Hockey League bet on Tom Lysiak as the rookie of the year... Dennis Potvin of the New York Islanders will be close, but he isn't with a contender Gary Sabourin became the second NHL player to be suspended for the rest of the year The St. Louis Blues told him Friday he would not be needed for the rest of the year Earlier, in one of their smarter moves, the Stanley Cup bound Boston Bruins said so long to Derek Sanderson In a brief chat with Lethbridge's Earl Ingarfield recently he made it clear that Sanderson will have plenty of trouble landing a new job in hockey It should be interesting to see what the big bird, Alan Eagleson, can do for his spoiled brat client Athletes nowadays are certainly saving team owners retirement money Gordie Howe, named player of the year in World Association by Hockey News, is going strong at 45 and now I see that Earl Morrall is planning to return to Miami Dolphins for the 1974 season For Morrall it will 19 seasons, he's 40 years old... And I thought the special on Howe last week was excellent It was on the program Target. The Impossible The big guy is having a ball. Elmer Goodman of Lethbridge and his brother Aaron of Montreal, recently won a 60-player bridge tournament... All told players took part in the two-day event... Also on the bridge beat Mrs. K. W. McLean and Mrs. M. E. Barrow, both of Lethbridge, won a 60-player women's event... There were 504 entries in the gals section of the tounament... Don McLean, of radio fame, told me he got quite a kick out of last Saturday's News Media-Winter Games basketball encounter but he really enjoyed the remarks of Greg Hess of the Lethbridge Community College Kodiaks Hess was seated beside McLean during the halftime show and stated that the tall guy tor the Winter Games looks as though he may have played a little basketball Said McLean, the guy he was referring to was Logan Tait, an all-Canadian for the Lethbridge Chinooks on numerous occasions Tommy Harper, Boston Red Sox outfielder knows a good thing when he sees one... "I found out that if you sit next to Hank Aaron at banquets, you get your picture taken a says Harper Why don't they? Lili Ledbetter, a 12-year-old who has run a brilliant marathon, is bothered when people ask her why she runs "You don't ask football players why they play football." v Ron Taylor, who managed the Lethbridge Lakers of the Alberta Major Baseball League last year, has been named head Canadian scout for the New York Mets and will be in Lethbridge sometime in June Taylor, who left a trail of friends behind when he headed back to Toronto to medical school, says all is well He's been hitting the books hard and is passing all his tests Russ Parker, who stepped down as president of the AMBL after last season, is said to be organizing a junior baseball league with two teams hopefully coming out of Lethbridge. You can be sure of one thing, if Parker has anything to do with the league it will be a class production. The Alberta league will miss Parker Remember Terry Chnstman' He toiled in centrefield when Dan Royer tried to revive semi-pro baseball some years back Well, he has indicated he may be interested in coming back to Lethbridge to help the Lakers Laker presicent Reno Lizzi said Christman would be welcome if he brought a teamamte of his from the Royer days back with him The guy's name is Tug McGraw. Volleyballers in action at U of L The 1974 Alberta Junior Volleyball Championship Tournament will be staged at the University of Lethbridge April 6. Thirteen highly rated provincial junior teams will take part in the one-day tourney which will determine DENNIS HELMERS Jim Dickinson. Sates Manager. College Mercury takes pleasure in announcing that Mr Dennis Helmers has been named Salesman of the year 1973 at College Mercury A gold watch was presented in Appreciation Dennis wishes to thank all his customers that helped to make this possible and pledges himself to offer the same personalized service as he has m the past the province's representatives in the national championships to be held in Ottawa later this spring. The one-day round robin event featuring both men's and women's competition will get underway Saturday morning and will conclude Saturday night. Round robin matches are slated for the morning session followed by elimination games in the afternoon. Semi-final matches are slated for p.m. followed by third place games at 7 p.m.. women's finals at 8 p.m. and the men's finals at 9 p.m. Meanwhile in addition to both men's and women's teams from the Lethbridge area, junior men's competition will include the Medicine Hat Rattlers, Calgary Tigers, Edmonton Phoenix and the Ian Bazalgette Junior High School from Calgary. Junior women's clubs will include the Calgary Dinettes. Edmonton Phoenix. Medicine Hat Jades. Calgary Dynamics. Edmonton Janus and Calgary Cals. DEA NAMED DETROIT (AP) Billy Dea. general manager and coach of Detroit Junior Wings, has been named assistant coach of Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Northmen tempt Dolphins It was VIP treatment for three members of the Miami Dolphins on their visit to Toronto Friday to discuss the possibility of joining the Northmen of the newJy established World Football League. From left to right, are Northmen general Manager Leo Cahill, Paul Warfield, Jim Kiick, Northmen president John Bassett, Larry Csonka and agent Ed Keating. Norman Sincennes edges Stump in Mini Games boxing event By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer Norman Sincennes of the Lethbridge boxing club and Andy Stump of the Peigan club got together for three rounds of boxing at Clares- holm Friday night and the result was tremendous. Sincennes was given the nod in the 119 pound Mini- Games boxing bout by the slimmest of point. The two boys stood toe to toe. flinging roundhouse lefts and rights at will, daring each other to better the previous blows. At the end they were bloody but unbowed. Classic boxing was not the name of the game as the two game fighters literally declared a mini-war. The bout was one of 15 pre- sented at the Claresholm high school as part of the Southern Alberta Winter Games boxing dual. The Mini Games boxing card was set up at the Claresholm venue as a dry-run for the boxing, scheduled to be held there during the Canada Winter Games in February of 1975. Conrad Sincennes kept the lamily on the winning track when he won a bruising battle with Robert Eli of the Blood Reserve. The 139 pound Eli was troubled by a bloody nose from the first round on as a result of Sincennes' punching. In a rousing but short light-heavyweight match David Bruyere of the Blood Reserve decked Jack Dezall of Lundbreck twice in the lirst round with looping lefts the jaw After the second knock down the referee stepped in and stopped the one-sided action. Mike O'Brigowich kept the U-thbridge boxers in the win- ners' circle as he grabbed a unanimous verdict over 95 pound Ivan Singer of the Blood Reserve. In the 50 pound mighty-mite opener Max "Bomber" Gibb of Lethbridge took a unani- mous decision over Troy Dezall of Lundbreck. Diminutive Robert Prince, also of Lethbridge was de- clared the winner over Brian Smith of the Peigan when referee Dennis Chiefmopn halted the one-sided match in the first round. The MacDonald family of Calgarv continued its winning ways in South Alberta rings. Jimmy was given the nod over Lundbreck boxer Frank Simpson in the 65 pound class, and in a battle of two experienced 70 pounders, Ken and Brian Stump put on a good display with Ken the winning end. Darwin Hartley of the Ren- l few boys club of Calgary took the measure of Fabian North Peigan of the Peigan club in Nicklaus, Barber passed by Cole NEW ORLEANS (AP) South African Open champion Bobby Cole, a non-winner in six years on the American tour, fought tricky winds for a six-under-par 66 and took over first place Friday in the second round of the Greater New Orleans Open golf tournament. Cole had a two-round total of under par on the Lakewood country club course, one of Lee Trevino and Larry Hinson. Jack Nicklaus, who shared the first-round lead with Miller Barber, fired a 71 and slipped three strokes off the pace at 137. Trevino and Hinson each had a 68 and were tied at 135. Tom Watson and Roy Pace each managed a 69 and were tied at 136. Nicklaus, who had five birdies for the day, was tied at 137 with South African Gary Player, who had solid 69. Barber played his back nine in a fat 40, including a double- bogey six on the final hole and dropped well back with a 140. He was tied at that figure with Australian Bruce Cramp- ton and Tom Weiskopf. Crampton had a 73, Weiskopf another 70. Johnny Miller, the U.S. Open champion and winner of BOYS! PLAY SOCCER! AGES 10 T0 16 (2 DIVISIONS) League play starts April 22, 1974 10 teams or more. Fee MAIJL TO BOX 74, HERALD NAME AGE YRS ADDRESS PHONE NO BIRTH DATE PREVIOUS TEAM OR EXPERIENCE Or Be At ROOM NO. 1 CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE SUNDAY, APRIL 7lh IO1MIIK MM M1MC! IWM TKM Ml SUrMMTtM. With the assistance of your tool community services end recreation SAEC plans meeting The newly formed Southern Alberta Equestrian Council will hold a meeting on the mezzanine floor of the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion Sunday afternoon. The two o'clock session will be a general meeting chaired by SAEC president. Bill Dosbarres of Lethbridge. along with secretary treasurer Mrs. Lorraine Hill who is also from Lethbridge. The SAEC was formed last month in order to co-ordinate equestrian activities in Southern Alberta and to promote the use of educational programs by member groups. All interested people and member groups should attend the afternoon session in order to understand what will be available to them daring the coming year. four titles already this year, struggled to a 74 and just survived the cut for the final two rounds at 144. Among the casualties who didn't qualify for the final two rounds was Hubert Green, a winner this season. Green played his back nine in 41 and finished with Cole stroked four iron shots to within four feet of the hole for easy birdies, twice wedged inside of eight feet for two more, and holed a 15-foot putt for his other birdie. Boxers hoping to leave CARACAS (APX World heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman and Ken Norton, the man he defeated, were hoping to leave Venezuela today while lawyers for both fighters continued an unscheduled bout with taxes arising from Tues- day's fight Both fighters and their aides were turned back Thursday at Maiquetia International Airport by tax inspectors who claimed that neither had paid an 18-percent tax on their Tight earnings. Most of the Norton camp, which paid in taxes and posted a bond Thursday, left for home Thursday night and Friday, leaving Norton, trainer Bill Slaylon and a business advisor behind. "We're not said Slayton. the 60 pound division. Reteree Albert Clark stop- ped a 55 pound bout after two and a half rounds when Lyle Smith of the Peigan was outclassed by Archie Krohk of Calgary. Francis Eagle Child of the Blood Reserve stopped the Calgary Renfrew club's win- ning ways when he was awarded a unanimous de- cision over Dwayne Hartley in the 70 pound weight class, Jimmy Mills also of the Blood Reserve won over Hint Simpson of Lundbreck when the 80 pound Simpson retired in the first stanza. In a battle of Lundbreck club boxers. Randy Hudson and Robert Dezall, it was Dezall coming out on top to reverse a previous loss to his 65 pound clubmate. Alvm Mills of the Blood Reserve was awarded the decision over Alan Neuberger of Lundbreck in a 112 pound bout when Neuberger was unable to continue and re- tired in the third round. Stanford Plain Eagle, rep- resenting the Peigan club, was declared the winner over Robert Dingerville of Lund- breck when Dingerville re- tired in the second heat. SHORT JABS Bomber (Jibb is the son of former I nited States and Alberta featherweight champion Max Gibb he started his ring career on a better foot than his father Max Sr lost his first three fights many of the boxers were appearing in the ring for the first time the clan Mac- Donald was resplendent in their tartan trunks crowds must show vast im- provement for the Canada Winter Games which is ten- tatively set for Claresholm judges and referees were supplied by the officials clinic held in conjunction with the card Milt Ber- dahl continues to show him- as the lop referee in this area an oddity oc- curred when a father and his two sons appeared on Ihe same card Jack Dazell and his two boys Troy and Robert all saw action with Robert coming out a winner Mini-Games medals were presented to all I he fighters at the end of the all five Lethbridge boxers won their bouts not only was the crowd ex- tremely small but it was unappreciative of the Jwixers" talents. All will hit and run CHICAGO (Renter 1 Muhammad Ali conceded Friday that heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman is a good fighter but said he will beat him by his hit-and-run tactics. "1 noticed how- slow Foreman moved (in his title fight with Ken Norton Ali toM reporters here. "I'm going to stick him and move, hit him and ran But the 32-year-old Ali admitted he could no longer nm for 15 rounds. "But neither can Foreman." the former champion said. Ali said he had changed his mind about Foreman's ability. "1 thought Foreman was an idle champion, but now I say he is a good man Ali, who was in Caracas foi the Foreman-Norton fight, said his title fight with Foreman would take place in Zaire. Sleeves9 miracle shots pay off By JOHN KOROBANIK WINNIPEG (CP) Ed Sleeves of Moncton and his "miracle shots" were the talk of the Canadian mixed curling championship this week as he time and again brought his New Brunswick rink from the edge of defeat to victory. But when it came to the sud- den-death playoff Friday for the championship, it was the hitting game that sent the 1974 Seagram trophy back to Saskatchewan. Rick Folk and his Saskatoon rink of third Cheryl Stirton, second Tom Wilson and lead Bonnie Orchard cleared the house whenever possible and scored a 9-7 victory by not giving Steeves too many chances to practise his "miracle" shooting. The two rinks moved into the playoff with llth-round victories, Folk defeating Roger Comeau of St. Albert, Alta.. 9-3 and Steeves nipping Jack MacFarlane of Northern Ontario 8-7 by stealing a single on an extra end. That left Folk and Steeves with 9-1 records. "They outcurled us Steeves said of the Folk rink. "They were hitting well and we had quite a job to get anything in the house." It was the house cleaning by Saskatchewan that prevented Steeves from setting up too many ends and taking points with some of the last-rock shots he produced through the roundrobin section of the competition. "The ice ran straight and true all Folk said "Our game is hitting and once we get ahead, we're usually in pretty good shape." The University of Saskatchewan foursome got ahead on the eighth end when they counted three for a 9-6 lead and coasted home. Comeau was not, pleased with the showing of'his rink against Saskatoon. "We just weren't up for Comeau said of the loss that dropped Alberta to 7-3. MacFarlane said his Sault Ste Mane rink "curled badly the last couple of games, but I would say today's game was probably our best one all The foursome had Steeves on the ropes through most of the game but a couple of clutch shots by the New Brunswick skip provided the win. In other final-round games, Bob Carruthers' Charlottetown rink beat Dean Naugler of Halifax 7-6 on an extra end, George Morrissey of Welland, Ont., defeated Wayne Johnson of Winnipeg 9- 6 by stealing three on the 10th More sports page 27 Rent a 74 from Budget! 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Harris pulls big upset WINNIPEG (CP) Lesley Harris, who captured her sec- ond consecutive Canadian'jun- lor ladies' singles badminton championship Tuesday, pulled the biggest upset of the Cana- dian championships Friday to move into the senior semi-fi- nals. The 19-year-old Montreal native defeated second-seeded Allison Ridgway of Vancouver, a two-time Canadian champion, in the quarter-finals. Harris is seeded eighth. I never expected to get this iar because I've never done this well before in the Harris said. "I played Allison twice last summer and lost both times." In other upsets, fifth-seeded Judi Rollick of Vancouver de- feated No. 4 seed Barb O'Brien of Ottawa 8-11, 11-8, 11-5 and sixth-seeded Sally Dakin of Toronto ousted third- seeded Sandra Stevenson of Vancouver 12-9, 9-11, 11-9. Top-seeded Jane Youngberg of Vancouver defeated seventh-seeded Jennifer Dakin of Toronto 11-8, 11-0. SPORT FANS By GAR" KIRK How tough is it being a professional hockey player? Eddie Shore, I who was one of the great defencemen of all-time, had his nose broken 14 different times, had his jaw broken five different times, and received a total of 978 stitches in his 15-year hockey career! Here's an oddity about the big league baseball record for the most runs batted in by a player in one game The record was set in 1924 by Jim Bottomley of the Cards when he batted in 12 runs in one game, and no one has ever been able to top that You'd think in all the years since then, and with all the big slug- gers active in the last 49 seasons, someone would be able to break record, but no one ever has. Only one man in the entire history of big league baseball has- ever been both a regular pitch- er AND a regular catcher in the majors Do you have any idea who hfe WAS? 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