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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Moy 20, 1971 THI inHHRIDGE HERALD 11 Vuseleiuik feels club will give solid performance The talent is there as Lakers open season IK U.OYD YAMAOISHI HcraW Sports Writer LeLhbridRO Lakers will offi- cially open their 1972 Alberla Major Baseball League season when they host Hie Edmonton more In Red Deer the [ollowing] Is hillinR and If tliey start week will get us said Vaselenak. "I may be wrong he said. "I have a notion that we're going to sweep the en- VASELENAK READY Cojch John Vaselenak of Iha Lelhbridge Lakers will direct his club in their season open- er Sunday at Henderson Park. Lakers host Edmonton Blue Willow Angels again Monday. closes tonight By GAHnv ALLISON Herald Staff Writer Hall of the 240 cowboys enter- ed, bucked, roped and wrestled their way Ihrough the 3'4-hour opening performance of the Stavely Indoor rodeo last night Brown, two American saddle bronc riders, led Ihe way in their event as they both spurred Blue Willow Angels twice on tlie weekend. The Lakers will play their first game in (lie league Sunday at p.m. and will follow up with another contest Monday at p.m. Both encounters will be staged at Henderson Park. In their initial season, t h e j I Lakers will be coached by John Vaselenak and managed by Doug Frier. Vaselenak, 37. Is an experi- enced ball player who has a vast knowledge about the game. At the age of 15, Vaselenak played wilh the Lelhbridge Miner's, who were considered as a hot-shot team in the early 50s. Jn ly.W Va.selenak toiled v.'iili the Lethbridge White Sox in the old Western Canada Baseball League and a few years later he dressed with the Granum White Sox under tlie reign of George Wesley. After three years In Granum. he was signed by the SI. Louis Cardinals who senl him to Bill- ings, Montana afler Ihe Cardi- nals' training camp ended in Albania, Georgia. In the same year the Cardi- nals shipped him off to Dothan, in the Northern Florida I Stale League. That season his club name up with the league championship. Vaseienak's semi-pro hase- ball career ended in the late j PO's, with the Lethbridge, .White being his final club. Vaseienak's coaching career started in 19GZ when hn hand- led the Lethbridge Cardinals In the defunct Alberta Junior Baseball League. When Ihe league disbanded he added. One of the Lakers' strengths swinging Ihe Angels betler stand deep in Ihe oulfield. Vaselenak has come up with a lineup thai should give the Angel's pitching a liltle Irouble Ihis weekend. Doug Yorgeson will slart be- hind the plalc witti Al Fercliuk i Larry Edwards will rover Xegrollo In rontm anrl Waynfl possibly completing Ihe haltery. UhorLslon while Itob Hoy Is Conimordore in right. KodTavlor, (he ace left-hand. Howie Huggcdiil is assigned to first base duties while sec- ond is slill open. getting ready to handle any- lliing lhal comes along Ihe go wilh Boh Turner In left, Tim I weekend. out a 72. Right behind them with a mark of 71 is former world champion Shawn Davis. Brown's luck look a turn for the worse. however, when his horse fell before 700 spectators. on his right leg at the end ot The opening night, lead in Ihe his ride, bareback bronc riding went to Ihrec-tirac Canadian champion Dale Troltier. Troltier spmred n Void horse called Idaho to a 70-point ouljng. giving him a one-point lead over John Dodds of Ponoka. Sparky Trotter at Clawslon, B.C. turned in a sparkling time of 10.4 seconds lo lake Ihe early lead in tlie calf roping. Barry Edge, a Coelirr.ne roper, wrap- ped his animal in 11.7 and is sitting in second spot. Marrin .lovc'e and Last year's Canadian steer Bcrcusou inks Wings' contract DETROIT (AP) Gordon (Red) Berensou signed a two- year contract with Detroit Red Wings Friday, said Ned Ilark- ness, the National Hockey League leam's general man- ager. A former University of Michi- gan slar, the veteran ccnlre was tlie Wings' third leading scorer last season when he tal- lied 28 goals and add 41 assists for C3 poinls. He was among (lie top 20 scorers in the NHL. wrestling champion, Tom Bews, dropped his catch in 4.7 seconds to grab llie lead in Ihc slcer wreslling. Don Ilelmig's 5.5 was good enough for second while third spot was held by Marvin Joyce with a time of 5.7. Long, lean, Dale Rose picked Up a mark of 72 in the bull riding lor a one pent lead over John Dodds. who placed second in his second riding event of the evening. Bobby Tom Ross garnered 65 points on a re-ride horse and look the lead in the amateur saddle bronc riding. Grey Ghost wasn't quite spooky enough for Wilf Ilyland and he finished in sec- ond spot with 62 points. Palsy Orom led the ladies around the barrels witli a fast time of 14.5 seconds. BEHIND TOE CHUTES Former world champion saddle bronc rider, Winston Bruce, try- ing his hand at calf roping Arnold Haraga came up empty- handed in both tlie cali roping and steer wrestling Warren Cooper adding an innovation U) liis announcing chores as he fiad former rodeo greal Bob Robin- son working alongside him Mike Sears won the boys' slecr riding tonight's final per- formance gets underway at 8. EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM MAY P.M. N.A. TITLE EOUT KAMATA vs RUHL HAYES vs FORTZ THORNTON vs SITO 1 FXCITINfi BOUTS 52 Wnir.h oTAMPtDE WRESTLING on C.IOC-TV Lhe following year, Vaselenak quit coaching until last year when he guided the Lethbridga Junior Miner's to tlie Canadian championships afler winning the Alberta title. With this much experience In baseball, Vaselenak enjoys suc- cess in predicting outcomes. According to him, he feels the Lakers will need a few games lo gel in stride, since other teams in the league plan to import pitchers from t h t United States. "The two games against Ed- monton this weekend and two Bert Weaver alone 011 top MEMPHIS. Tenn. (API "Winning isn't in my mind right host pro Bert Weaver said before starting the third round of the Danny Thomas-Memphis open golf classic today. The 40-year-old Weaver, who look a surprising one-slroke lead when be fired a three-un- der-par 69 In Friday's second round, didn't specify the rea- sons of his pessimism. But Ihere were two good ones Palmer and ee Trevi- two strokes olt the leading pace. Weaver, who picked up only last season, had a 36 hole lolal of 140-Iour under par. J. C. Snesd. star ol the Umted States' J971 Ryder Cup team, was alone in second at 141. He bail a 70 and lost a lie for the I top when he bogcyed his final bole from a trap. Palmer and defending cham- pion Trevino were next at 142. along with veterans Mason Hu- dolpli and Doug Sanders. Hnnienuik of Winnipeg and George Knudson of Toronto ni-.de Ihc cut but Toronto's Ben Kern missed il. Hoinennik shot n 73 Friday for a 14n lotal while Knndsnn. whn shot a first-round 72. soared In 77 for n M9 total. Kern finished wilh 77-00-157. SPRING TRANSMISSION TUNE-UP Drain transmliilon and torquo converter Adjuil Iranimiuion bands Adjuit kick-down Roadtest Iransmiuion ope CERTIFIED NOW ONLY ____ fports oxlrn) 'Ask nbout our cwn crodil Finoneing' or your Clmrqrx cord KING CHRYSLER DODGE 3rd Ave. and llth St. S., Lethbridge Phone 328-9271 I SULLY SAYS -By Pat Sullivan jj en BIT OF EVERYTHING When Earl Ingarfield hung up his skates as an active player with Ihe CalLfonia Golden Seals of the National Hockey League he said he would like to stay in hockey in one phase of the game or another This past winter Inky guided the Regina Pats to the eastern division pen- nant in the Western Cajiada Hockey League Ijcfore losing out in Ihe league final to Edmonton Oil Kings News out of Regina Thursday said Ingarfield had stepped down as coach and now Ihe Lethbridge na- tive son is off on a new aspect of hockey, scouting Inky will spend his time beating the tushes for UIR newest NHL team, New York Islanders Inky will be one of the celebrities in the Chinook Classic golf tourney this weekend Earl Francis, professional al Henderson Lake has gallierpd together the finest group of amateur golfers in invade the course since the Alberta Amateur championships were held in 1968 Speaking of the Alberta Ama- teur, it will be back at Henderson this July 5-9 Play takes place the final four days after a practice day on the 5lh The Chinook Classic will be high- lighted by a horse race Monday afternoon at With names like Keith Alexander, Doug Silverberg, Cliff Stroh, Alex Murrell, Laurie Scott and Bob Brandburn in the fold the horse race could be the best ever It. is open to only the lowest 10 gross scores afler 36 holes." I wonder if Bobby Orr made enough bonus money to pay the taxes on his salary? The talented Bos- ton Bruin defenceman pocketed no less than 525.250 for his efforts His earnings were helped a great deal by a paycheck for the Stanley Cup vic- tory In his six years in the league Orr has salted away in bonuses The University of Cal- gary will conduct a hockey assessment camp, in con- junction with Molson's scholarships, June 3, a Satur- day Out of town candidates will hit the ice at 11 a.m. with a scrimmage to follow at Further information can be obtained by calling Dennis Kadati at the U of C, Physical Education department On that same date a soccer clinic will be held al the Civic Centre with registration at 9 a.m. Tlie in- structor will be Wolf Renner of Calgary If you would like to know more call Max Gibb at 328-9680. Yosh Senda, coach of the Lethbridge YMCA Judo Club, feels he may have a Canadian champion in his midst. Senda and five of his boys are in Halifax to- day for the Canadian championships Taking part in the finals are Guy Sunada, Greg Senda, Grieg Wheeler, Phil Illingworth and Dave Potter You can bet your bottom dollar that the rest of the golfers at the Letlibridge Collegiate Institute will be glad to see Richard Andreachuk graduate Rick has won the Southern Stationers trophy for the past three years J see where Lloyd Percival, one of Canada's foremost experts on physical fitness, describes the upcoming, in September that is, confrontation be- tween Canada and Russia as having all the ingredi- ents to make it a classic in tlie hislory of sport He says not only will it be highly significant, but it should make the Grey Cup or the Stanley Cup playoffs look like a quiet fishing trip to a small lake as far as the pressure factor is concerned One point he made that I thought best typified the series was that can not afford to just win we must win big. A 5-3 advantage the series covers eight games, four in each country in the series, for example, would be a moral victory for the Russians. We must domi- nate to retain our pride and prestige. The Alberta Major Baseball League season opens at Henderson Park Sunday and Monday For the first time Lelhbridge has a franchise in the Lakers and Ihey will host lOdmonlon Blue Willow Angels Games arc at Sunday evening and Monday afternoon The Lakers, along u ilh conch John Vaselenak and manager Doug Frier, have some out- standing baseball talent including three Maxwell brothers, Randy, Brian and Marly were hying to Ihink bnck if Ihrro wore n cr Ilirrr1 hrnthcrs playing for a senior lca.ni at one lime in the past but couldn't Ihink of any There were a number of doubles but no Inplcs A quick nole from father Slan Maxwell informs us lhal. the Windy City Hockey .Srhoo! set for an August 13 start at. Adams Iro Cpnlrn lias been moved ahead to coincide with the school semester syslcm The school, with professional instruclors. will now open August fi-12 with the second session set for August. l.'l-lO. Finlcy obtains Will, IVancliisc SALT I.AKK CITY (API i ami cold uniforms and wliilr 'WHAT D'-rOU KNOWA5OUT THAT MISTER DEFINITELY THE X CERTIFICATE er wilh Vasclemik's Miner's last year is exposed home from university in Washington today and could see action over the Chni'lr.1. (1 KiiTlcy nninMinccd F'ridny lie has purrhnsnl .Sail Lake's Western Hockey Leguc toani and plans lo dress (he Kn- filcs like his other professional spoils Kelly preen skalr.v I'inley, ulm amis the Oakland Athletics haschall team nnrf Oil ifornia Golden Seals of (he Na- lional Hockey League. hoiiRhl (he Katies from Mrs. Daniel II. Meyer. East gymnasts leading event Vancouver JNals look for buyer? VANCOUVER fCP) Spo- kesmen for the Vancouver Nats of the Western Canada Hockey League Thursday night denied a report (hat agreement had been icached for sale of Ibo club to a Prince George, B.C. party. Gil Lundihn, rice president and general manager, said "the club has not been sold and at this time will nol be sold." He said there had been talks uith a Prince George party but the Nats would be playing the 1972-7.1 season in Vancouver. Another club spokesman said owner Nat Bailey had confirm- ed from Chicago that no salo agreement had been made. Gary Newell bad said in Prince George Thursday thai ha llad completed negotiations for sale nf (he franchise to a Prince George parly for SPORTS FANSI I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW CALGAPY (CP1 Jennifer Diachun won 3 bnut wilh the virus, but Andre Simard found himself in a hole because of n previous injury. The all-round senior cham- pions for the last three years headlined the opening session Friday at the Canadian gymnas- tics championships, also class- ed as Summer Olympic trials for senior women. Miss Diaehun of Toronto bal- Lled sickness throughout com- pulsory routines but still led at the halfway of Ibe all-round cat- egory with 36.55 points. The 18-year-old performer, who took part In the 1968 Olym- pics at Mexico Cily, collapsed at the end of the floor exercise but still got 9.30 points out of a possible 10. Sisters Teresa and Nancy Mc- Donnell, bolh of Toronto, were second and third wilh 35.75 and 35.70 points respectively. Lise Arsenault of Ste.-Anne- De-Bellevue, Que., who was sec- ond in the all-round program last year, held fifth place with .14.00 points behind L e n k a Svatek of Edmonton. All-round points include total scores from individual events which comprise four for women and six for men. Simard, 27-year-old physical education teacher from Mon- treal, was third at the halfway point of the senior men's com- petition with 48.65 points, behind leader Bill Mackie Thunder Bay who had 50.50 and s e c o n d-piace finisher Steve Milruk of Hamilton, with 48.70 poinUs. All-rmind champions In Junior and senior divisions will be de- cided tonight after optional per- formances. "My o p f I o n a 1 s are much stronger and said Simard, feeling confident de- spite limited training after fall- ing from the horizontal bar in Montreal two weeks ago. The championships serve as an Olympic qualifying meet for senior women because they are using Infernational Judges, ne- cessary this year if countries expect to send learns to Munich, Germany, for Lhe summer games. Senior men will employ the Judges at a qualifying meet June 16-17 In Toronto following a two-week training camp in Montreal and Toronto which will include at least 10 gymnasts. Senior competitors must have an average of 8.5 points, cover- ing eight individual events for women and 12 for men, to qual- ify for the Olympics. Countries can send at least three individuals if they don't qualify a team. by GARY KIRK KIRK'S TIRt SALES LTD. I Won I tome good ndvict to I give to youngslen who an learning la play baieball? I Joe McCarfhy, who men- I aged (he Yankeei 1o tight pennants In the 193Q't and I 1940s, once lisletd these pro- I verbs as important for any- one who wants lo be a good I ball player (1) Take I I your bat off your shoulder if you want to became a I .300 hitter (2) Outfielders I iwho Throw the ball behind the runner lock Ihe born after I the horse is gone (3) I [When you fieri to slide, he who changes his mind I may change a good leg for I a broken leg 4} Don't alibi on Ihe bad hops; any- I the good onei I I (5) Look ahead, not back- I words, on the bases Don't try to throw the ball (6) I before you calch it (7) Nobody ever became a good I ball player by walking after Ihe ball (8) Don't find I I loo many faults wilh the um- I pire; you can't expect him to Ibe as pei fee! as you are. 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