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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thunday, November 25, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 HIS CHAIR Will BE EMPTY-Danny Murtaugh, manager of the World champion Pittsburgh Pirates, stepped down Tuesdby, relinquishing his duties to coach Bill V.rdon. Murtaugh is shown in his favorite chair In the Pirates' dugout._____________ Four lawns ivttl see fiction foop season opens Tlie 1971-72 edition of the Southern Alberta High School "A" Boys Basketball League will open with two big games this weekend. No new tcarns were added to the schedule this year and the league will run with six teams once again. From Lclhbridge, the LCI Rams and the Catholic Central Cougars will be out in full force to upset the defending cham- pion Raymond Comets. Both clubs should be a little stronger this season, due to the experience gained from last year The Rams are still a little shaky, but have a strong nu- cleus to come up with a winner. A few players like Mark Has- lam, Bryce Thomson and Rich- ard Andreachuk could help do the trick. The Cougars on the other hand have a fist-full of return- ees frorc last year. Leading tlie way lor the Cou- gars would be Randy Royer, John Dudas, Dennis Hydychuk, Lyle Gallant and Calvin Porier to name a few. Another team that Is a big threat to dethrone the Comets is tlie Magrath Zeniths. Countdown continues to Grey Cup game Atamian once played with Argonauts Tlie Zeniths, who capturex their own invitational basket- ball tourney last weekend have proven to be one of the top teams to contend with for tlie coming season. A strong team with high scor- ers like Bob Bice, Bums Alston and Pack Penamar tta Zeniths could bo the new champions. says Williams ary is the fifth team he has Seen with in the Canadian Foot- all League. After starting with Hamilton Tiger-Cats, he went to Toronto Argonauts against whom he'll ilay Sunday, then to Saskatche- wan Roughriders and Winnipeg ilue Bombers before settling with the Alberta club. Atamian first met Calgary lead coach Jim Duncan when )uncan was an assistant at Sas- catchewan and Atamian was a jneman. Duncan said that in Saskat- chewan Atamian "was one of our better football players." :He has had the misfortune of getting caught in the numbers jame on two different occa- sions." FOUND NO TiOOM The last occasion was after a shoulder injury in 1970 at Winni- peg and "when he came off the injury reserve list they didn't have any room for him." Calgary snapped him up, said Duncan, and has not regretted the move. Although Atamian missed the latter part of this regular sea- son, he came back for the final playoff game against. .Saskatche- wan and received credit for his part in the 2.3-21 Stampeder win. Calgary took the first match in the series 30-21 and the Rough- riders were eliminated in two straight. Atamian said he has not had my second thoughts about the move, either, and finds that Duncan is easier to work under than Winnipeg's Jim Spavital. "I was happy for the mov< not that I've got anything against Spavital; he's a good coach but too rah-rah." The man exhibited almost loo much enthusiasm, Atamian said. "There is a point where you draw the line, where you treat a man like a man." The go-go attitude, the con- stant high-pitched, high-schoo ype desire were not things pro essional players could mainlaii all the time. "I knew Duncan from Saskat chewan, he was line coach fo ,wo years; he's the type of gu you can talk to a loose "lie's been on my think 1 hold the record for that on this team, but it's because I've screwed up on the field quite a bit. "If there's a possibility he's wrong, which isn't often, I think he's the kind of guy you can go in to and hash it out with." That is partly because Dun- can has been through what the players are in now, Atamian said. He was a defensive end for New York Giants of the Na- tional Football League for five years, and could understand the players' outlook. A'tamian said playing the Ar- McMillan just says nope when asked if he's excited VANCOUVER (CP) Pic-1 Toronto department store sport MONTCLAIR, N.J. (API "You only have one opportunity to be the rookie of the year, because the other awards you can win at any particular stage. I'm very happy." That was the word from Earl Williams. 23-year-old catcher for Atlanta Braves, named Wednesday as the National League's Rookie of the Year for 1971. He didn't know until he came home late Tuesday night that he'd won the baseball honor. There was a sign on his door "Welcome Home Rookie Of The Year." put up by the family. "I'd been out shooting said Williams, who is also tops in that indoor spoil. He was pnol shooting chump at Ithaca College. Williams pit of 2-1 votes and Philadelphia's Willie Jlon- tancz drew the oilier six in the balloting by the Baseball Writ- ers Association of America. "Earl's wanted to be a base- hall player since the age of said his mother. Dolores Reilly. Willinms confirmed it: "1 love it. I don't image I'd he very happy in ally other field." "It was always my prime objective In become n big league baseball said Newark-born Williams, who bat- ted .260 for the Braves, drove in 87 runs and bit .13 homers. Williams went to Ithaca on scholarship. He studied radio and television there and intends to finish his education while going on with his baseball car- eer. "I'll take seminar courses. I'll try to work it out with the col- lege. "I want to prepare myself for something after my playing days are over. A career as a broadcaster could tie in very nicely." Williams credits his stellar first season at Atlanta to one of baseball's old Atlanta right fielder Hank- Aaron. "lie' one of the greatest ball players that ever played the said Williams. "He's failed a natural athlete but, few realize ho has a commanding knowledge of the game. He worked with me constantly and very thoroughly." Ehlert sparks hoop victory Jim lilbert hooped 27 points Wednesday as the IDS got past Doug's 76-68 in City Men's Bas- ketball league action. Vern .lubber and Roger Bal- dry chipped in with 16 points each. Don Attwood scored 21 points for Doug's. Ev Nowlin man- aged in. be a hot and cold team this sea- son. Under the guidance of Tim Tollcstrup the Cougars may gain the basketball knowledge needed in producing a winner. Last weekend it took the Zen- ith two over-time to beat the Cougars by one point, so don't count them out. With many of his gor.e from last year poach Bob i Gibb of the defending champion j Comets is in a rebuilding pro- Prirr.arily having only rookies to work with coach Gibb will have to work extra hard to keep the title were it has been for the past years. When you have players like Lloyd Fairbanks and Gary Wil- liams graduate it has to hurt From the east, the Medicine Hat club should be stronger than last year's contingent due to the experience gained. Finishing last last season, the Gas City squad is looking for better and brighter things up top. The league will open with two games Friday night and anoth- er one Saturday. Friday night the LCI Rams will travel to Akgrath for their season opener the Card slon Ccugars will visit Ray. mond. A "B" Boys' proliminan i game will be staged also start ing at p.m. The "A" imys encounter is set for r, p.m. Saturday the CCHS Cougars lure a youth from a small town in Ontario who grew up with a great desire to play in a Grey Cup game and realized his dream by making it at the age 19. That is the sort of thing chil- en's storybooks are filled ith, but Ivan MacMillan. a 19- ear-old Toronto Argonaut who ill appear in the Grey Cup ime here Sunday against Cal- jry SVampeders, refuses to fit e story-book image. The game will be carried na- onally by the CBC and CTV levision "networks starting at 30 p.m. MST Ask Ivan, a native of Alexan- a hamlet near Ottawa, if e is excited about the prospect being one of the youngest ayers ever to appear in a na- onal final and he answers: "Nope." Ask Ivan, Argos' leading ;orer this season, if he's get- ng excited or nervous about aying in Sunday's Canadian ootball League championship, nd he answers: "Nope." Then ask Ivan if he always ad a great desire to become a rofcssional football player and ;ake it to the Grey Cup and he nswers: "Actually, no." MacMillan, who signals a suc- essful field goal or convert by umping up and down on the ield, has plans to get married exl month, two months before us 20th birthday. After that he'll take a job in a sort of person in those days like assistant coaches are closer to tlie players. "I don't think he's change that much; he tries to maintai a closer relationship with th players. "Jim speaks straight from th shoulder; he doesn't mine words. "Some players might be a b upset because the languag might be a little coarse on th practice field but when the stop and think they realize he right. Sulphur Kings lead the way Pineher Creek Sulphur Kii hold a four-point lead atop th Foothills Hockey League slant ings with an unblemished S record. The Kings have points as compared to six f Fort Macleod Broncs and Cro United. In the individual scoring rac Rick Sommerrille of Pinclie Creek holds a narrow-two pot lead over teammate Jerry La eroute. Sommervillc, with nin goals and 12 assists has points. Ladcroute has nine goa and 10 helpers. Third place Ix longs to Jim Baird of Kain Clu'efs with a league-leading goals and five assists. ing goods department. In meantime, he's taking a matter-of-fact approach to Alouettes hope to use McGill again MONTREAL (CP) The Ga- zette says that Montreal Al- ouettes of the Eastern Football Conference are laying the groundwork for a return next season to McGill Stadium. The newspaper says in a Van- couver story that Als' general manager Red O'Quinn has been assured of suitable playing dates in the facility and will be able to terminate the lease at the Autostade, the Als' home stadium since 1968. The Als left McGill Stadium in 1967, blaming the lack of suit- able accommodations for poor attendance. But crowds at the Autostade were still no better until the team began to win last season. The Aulostade is located on the mainanld site of Expo 67 and was built for tbe interna- tional world's fair. Tlie Gazette says the Al- ouettes' management wants to vacate the windswept water- front stadium where attendance has been disappointing, season ticket sales much lower than anticipated and expenses almost prohibitive. gonauts in the Grey Cup Sunday will be vastly different from (ho final Western Football Confer- ence series against Saskatche- wan. "Toronto relies on the blitz, their front (our and the line- backers, and they have a tend- ency more to quickness than to strength." The Roughrider defensive line was strong enough that it put sufficient pressure on the passer without the linebackers' help and like other western teams did not often use the Toronto comes with a blitz up to 70 per cent of the time, some- thing which Caglary is not ac- customed to, he said, so "we'll just have to wait snd see." CAN" BE BEATEN With more Toronto defenders rushing, the Argonauts can ba beaten on the ground with the booted 26 converts, 12 field! running of fullback Hugh Mc- goals and four singles for 66 Kinnis and halfback Jesse regular-season points. j Tlie youngest Argo's relaxed S u n d a y 's match at Empire where the Argos suf- fered their first loss of the sea- son and where Stampeders lost their last one of the regular schedule. "I'm not getting nervous about the at least not said MacMillan, who mood was shared by most of the other players, and by head coach Leo' Cahill who declared when the team arrived that the Minis, Atamian said. "Both how fast you can pull ar.d sweep "At the start of a run they give the linemen time to set up blocks then when the interfer- cloudy skies which produced makes its move, they cut." rain We d n e s d a y morning wouldn't last long. PROMISES SUN "It never rains on the Argos jo the sun's going to bs shining tomorrow, I assure Cahill said. The skies cleared Wednesday afternoon and the sun helped push the temperature to a high of 51 degrees. I Cahill confined his predictions I That is a trait of most good I backs, he said, with Toronto's Leon McQuay doing the same. Minor hockey omu caimneu ms Billy Orr tallied IAUCG to the weather, however, and j ]ed tbe Bisons to n 4-2 victory __c____i hn TTT-IC Qiron m-ur- iVio Whine in Pefl refused to say he was even con fident of lu's team's chances in Sunday's game. "1 don't think you can ever say you're confident about win- ning a game like this." Cahill pointed out a points- scoring comparison of the two clubs for the regular season showed they were evenly- matched. The Argos scored an average of 20 points a game as opposed to Calgary's 18, but the Stampeders allowed an average of 14 points against each game to Argo's 17. over the Whips in Pee Wee ac- tion Wednesdav night. Peter McNally and Jacob Ncufeld chipped in with solo markers while Reg Heggan managed a singleton in a losing cause. In another Pee Wee contest the Falcons tcok a 3-0 lead into the third period and dump- ed the Canucks 3-1. Greg McKeen. Kevin Hamil- ton and Tern- Hamilton man- aged a goal apiece for the Fal- cons while David Stinson scored the lone Canuck's gcal. to come view the all new 1972 c, Tougher 7 Ways FROM Prebco Recreation Vehicles 600 4th Ave. N. LETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-4421 wilt travel to Cardston. icr Creek Madeod United r A pis -V) 16 10 33 23 6 37 77 ft Fish and Game elect Pittmaii Tlie U'thbridge Fish and Game Association held its an- nual meeting recently with the election of n new executive the major item on the agenda. G. M. Pittman will be the president for the 1972 season. Pittman will br jo'nod on the executive by first viee-prcsi- dent William Wright and sec- ond vice-president K. Jensen. I. If. Potter is the secretary while F. Deanc will handle Ilia duties of treasurer. The association passed n res- olution to he presented to the council of Zone one. Snowmo- biles and their uses were of major concern. Tlie resolution read; Be it resolved that the use ot snowmobiles be prohibi- ted in all forest reserves be- tween 12 midnight nnd 12. noon during hunting season. February is a planned date, the day of which will be an- nounced later, of an open meet- ing with an invitation to public being extended. It is hoped a big game outfitter nnri guide will be guest speaker along with n film feature. It is also toped that a skeet range can be established next spring. MiMOTORHOME CONVERSION VAN ON DISPLAY IN OUR SHOWROOM THIS FRIDAY and SATURDAY, NOV. 26 27 ONLY! SEE ALSO ON DISPLAY THE NEW 1972 SURFTAMER ALL FIBERGLAS BOAT FOOT INBOARD-OUTBOARD Don't Miss This Value While Your Viewing Our New Lines ONLY 6 LEFT 1972 TOYOTA COROLLA 2-Door Sedan 4 speed. 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