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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thundoy, Otlob.r 21, 1971 THE IETH8RIDGE HERALD 13 POWERFUL COUGAR BACKFIELD The Catholic Central Cougars went unbeaten in the Southern Alberta High School Football League this past year and one of the main reasons was their powerful offensive backfield. The Medicine Hat McCoy Colts will try to contain the Cougars as they meet the locals in the championship game Friday evening at Henderson Park at eight. The Cougar backfield is, left to right, Jim Wilson, Bob Parkyn, Ed Krasewski, quarterback Fred Hoffarth and John Kostiuk. Five-year contract too good to turn down Dalton accepts post with California club Conditions may hamper Cougars' running game The field conditions might not be the best at Henderson, but the Catholic Central Cou- jars are still considered the favorites in the Southern Al- berta High School Football League championship game Friday night. The western division cham- pion Cougars finished the 1971 season undefeated while their opposition, the eastern division Artificial turf not to blame? ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -California Angels hired Harry Dalton away from Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, starting a rebuilding program which must include a new field manager and coaching staff. The American League baseball club, beset by problems which ruined its high hopes for 1971, signed the 44-year-old Dalton to a five-year contract believed in the neighborhood of a year. He carries the title of vice-president and general manager with full powers to reshuffle, hopefully in the same manner which brought the Orioles four pennants and two world championships. Dalton spent 18 years in the Oriole organization, the last six as player personnel director. Seeking to keep the man who was named baseball executive of the year in 1970, Baltimore had offered increased responsibilities and salary. After deciding to switch, Dal-lon said: "I am very enthusiastic about the potential of the Angels and of the area. I sincerely believe that we have a chance to make tins one of the strongest franchises in the major leagues." His first big job will be to field manager to replace Harold (Lefty) Phillips, fired after the last season, just before Dick Walsh was dismissed as the general manager and long-shot possibility might be Jim Fregosi, the team's veteran shortstop and field captain. Phillips is still with the club, on a one-year contract as special assignment signing of Dalton was an-nounced by Angels' Board Chairman Gene Autrey and President Bob Reynolds. "As one of the architects of h with Mo MONTREAL (OP) The injury bug continues to plague Montreal Alouettes as they prepare for Saturday's game with Ottawa Rough Riders that could decide the final Eastern is ste ntreal A ball Conference playoff positions. Rookie quarterback Jim Chasey is sidelined with a dislocated elbow; veteran quarterback Sonny Wade, who louettes a shoulder separation two weeks ago, is throwing passes si-dearmed because "it hurts a little place kicker Jubdne Canale is hindered by a bad leg and now centre Gene Ceppetelfi is on the limp. He strained his left knee and sprained his left ankle when end Tom Pullen collided with him while trying to recover a loose ball during Sunday's 19-18 loss to Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Ceppetelli said after Wednesday's practice he will be ready for Saturday's game. Head coach Sam Eteheverry sees Saturday's contest as an especially tough one for Ifle Larks because they have not won a game in Ottawa since 1963.' And he is trying to forget about all the injuries. "Lots of people play this game hurting every week. I did it myself when I played. I know what it feels like to throw the ball with a shoulder separation." Wally Gabler, on the second day of his five-day trial with the defending Grey Cup champions, saw a lot of action in Wednesday's practice. The 27-year-old signal caller has seen service with four Canadian Football League clubs in the last six years. He will probably be backup to Wade for Saturday's game because the doctors have vetoed the idea of letting Chasey play even though the plucky Dartmouth College graduate is willing. steals sli OTTAWA (CP) A 19-year-old American girl, riding an eight-year-old mare that couldn't even see over most of the hurdles, defeated members of Canada's equestrian team in Ottawa Winter Fair jumping Wednesday night. Corrie Brown of Buffalo, N.Y., rode Strawberry Hill over all 11 hurdles in perfect form to win the Ottawa Citizen jumping stake. Two members of the national equestrian team, Jim Elder on The gal iOW migrant and Terrence (Tor-chy) Millar on Pistol Pete, took second and third places respectively. Strawberry Hill, at 15.2 hands, was the smallest of 18 entries in the event. "I almost didn't go in tonight, she's so said Miss Brown. But she decided to give it a try and emerged with top honors. To do so, she had to defeat Jim Elder in a jumpoff. S'trawberry Hill and The Immigrant were the only two horses to go over the course with no faults. The second time around, the hurdles were raised to five feet six inches. The winner would be the rider with the least jumping faults, with the shortest time deciding the winner if neither had faults. Miss Brown and Strawberry Hill cleared all hurdles without fault in 30.9 seconds. Then Elder and The Immigrant made their circuit, finishing a half-second faster but being charged with four faults when The Immigrant's hoof ticked the last hurdle. Miss Brown, a third-year science student at Montreal's M c G i 1 1 University, bought Strawberry Hill at an auction. "She was just a cowboy's horse from out she recalled. Millar, winner of Tuesday night's featured jumping event, said the course Wednesday night "was really tough." "It was almost too tough for the calibre of horses in the event. There were a lot of good horses that didn't make skidoo'72 T 'HERE MOWS Everything you want in snowmobiles The olhcr guys die la Ik ing about snowmobiles. We're selling ours thy best Ski-Doo 72. We've got all our So, you get the exact snowmobile you want RIGHT NOWI The lightweight, full size Elan lively Olympique Luxury, feature filled Nordic Gutsy, trail-busting T'NT. More choice in 7 series with 27 models. Get The One You team at funeral SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) -Chuck Hughes of the Detroit Lions, who died after collapsing in the game he had known since a schoolboy, was buried here Wednesday. A vTeath in the shape of a football helmet rested beside his casket as the entire Detroit team attended the solemn graveside service. His pretty widow, Sharon, mother of a 23-month-old son, kept her head bowed as a Roman Catholic priest said the final rites. A tiny woman, she looked even smaller as Hughes' husky team-mates lined up afterward to offer their condolences. The Libns sent 66 men, including all 49 players, to pay then-last respects to Hughes. Head coach Joe Schmidt said it was "the least we could do" for the young player and his family. A wide receiver, he had caught a pass only three plays before he fell to the confident CHATHAM, Ont. (CP) -He'll be a year late achieving the goal he set out lo accomplish last spring, but Ferguson Jenkins doesn't think he'll have too many problems negotiating a JlOO.OOO-a-year (teal with Chicago Cubs for next season. Just returned from a hunting trip, Jenkins said Wednesday his lawyers "will be negotiating with Mr. (John) Holland in a couple of months." "I don't think there will be any difficulty. There shouldn't be." Jenkins, 26, chosen the right-handed pitcher on The Associated Press' major league all-star team last week, reached a personal high 24-13 won-loss record, with the National League Cubs this season. B. was his fifth consecutive, 20-game season and Jenkins is on record as saying he wonts to become the Cubs' first pitcher. He was late getting to training camp last year and was believed to have been seeking tlOO.OOO at that lime before settling for about "I had a prclty good season. But when I look back on il, 1 guess I'm thinking like a lol ol other guys it could have been bolte." Complete Parts and Service Largest Line of Accessories in S. V'y dissension iparse crowds. Walsh is being paid off on the final four years of his contract, which covered seven. KANSAS CITY (AP) A medical consultant has la- belled premature recent criti- cism of artificial turf, saying he thinks turf "has very little to do with the incidence of injuries in football today." Dr. Donald L. Cooper, a vet- eran of 20 years in athletic medicine, is chairman of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's committee for competitive safeguards and medical aspects of sports. "There are an awful lot of unknowns and it's a terribly complicated situation, but I think artificial turf Is one of the lesser contributing factors to the majority of knee and ajikle he said. Discussing the controversy this week in a telephone inter- view from Stillwater, Okla., where he is team physician Exhibition win BRANTFOHD. Ont. (CP) Club Pueyrredon of Buenos Aires defeated Brantford 19-9 in an exhibition rugger game Wednesday. The touring Argentines domi- nated the liiieouts, scrums and rucks, outhustling the smaller Brantford forwards. Alejandro Mendey kicked two penalty goals of 20 yards and 17 yards while Guillermo Grarm'tto scored two tries and Jaime Mendey booted a drop goal. Halfiime score was 8-0 for Club Pueyrredon. champion Medicine Hal McCoy Colts completed their schedule with a 1-3 record. In Hie only meeting between these clubs this year, the Cou- gars powered their way to a 23-0 victory. On the other hand. Cougars' coach Dean Dahl isn't too op- timistic on Friday night's out- come. "If Ihe weather doesn't change both club- will have a even shot at the title and even if it does were not taking the Colls loo added Dahl. I During the week, tile Cougars for the Oklahoma State Uni- I have held light work-outs, just versity football team, Cooper said the controversy's pitch hightened primarily because of a study conducted last year in the Seattle area. He said that study, con- ducted by a staff member of the University of Washington school of medicine, showed there was a greater incidence of injury on one field covered with artificial lurf than on an- other with a regular grass field. On the basis of that study, he said, the National Football League Players' As- sociation called for a halt last month of installation of artifi- cial turf until more studies were completed. "I don't think you can take one study and draw any large pronounced Cooper said. "It will take a lot of in-depth study done over maybe five or 10 years." Vancouver's Empire Stad- ium and Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton are the only Ca- nadian Football League cities with artificial turf. enough to loosen-up the mus- cles. No serious injuries have been reported except for starting tackles Nelson Small Legs and Bob Modrzejewski who are still expected to play. Game time is set for 8 p.m. at Henderson. 'First half victors Minor hockey The Fryers skated to an easy 4-1 victory in Pee Wee division Wednesday night. DeHeer paced the Flyers with two goals and an assist while Richards and Petnnala added the lone Shimmel tallied Sabre's marker. The first half killed the Lions and the Bombers as they both suffered setbacks in Lethbridge Minor Football League action Wednesday night. In the first encounter of the evening. Allan Boras booted a field-goal duruig the second quarter of play and gave the Stamps a 3-0 victory over the Bombers. Meanwhile in the second game Brian Quick rambled to two touchdowns and paced the Eskimos to a 26-7 win over the Lions. Tracy Cooler and Rick Col- lier aided with a major score apiece while Collier also chip- ped in with two converts. Mike Boychuk converted Der- rick Redman's touchdown for I the Lions only points. What to do with the money you save buying Melchers. Melchcrs London Dry Gin. It's maxi-dry. And that says it all. It tastes very and very good. Try our maxi-dry gin. Soon, you'll save enough to buy her some I-'iid. Melchers London Dry. A nice, inexpensive gin. ;