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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta riduy, September 3, 1971 THE LETHtRIDGE HERA16 Six-team league formed for ike 1971 season Grads, Rams kick off By LLOYD YAMAGISII1 Herald Sports Writer For the fifth consecutive time Wayne Winter will lead the LCf Grads into battle against the LCI Rams. Winter, who has given the Grads the experience needed in the quarterback slot for the past five seasons will share the duties with last seasons Ram's starting quarterback Doug Howes this time around. Howes will be very valuable with some of last year's key backfieldcrs returning for tlic special occasion. Robert Mossey, the most val- uable player on the Rams squad last year mil join Ross Allsop, a fine speedy backfield- er for the annual event. Other established Ram stars of the past like Ken Fisher, Bmce Corenblum, Marly We- vers, Larry Edwards and Jim Valentine have joined the Grads force. Game time is set for cigiil tonight at the Henderson ball park. Meanwhile, a new southern Alberta high school football league has been formed. The Lethbridge high schools and the Medicine Hat high schools have merged this sea- son, which potentially could provide the highest standard of high school football in Alberta. The Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute, Catholic Central and Winston Churchill mil repre- sent Lelhbridge in the new league while from. Medi cine Hat, the Medicine Hat High School along with McCoy High School and Crescent Heights will do their city the honors. This season, LCI Rams' coach Jim Whitelaw will have 20 re- turnees from his squad of 38 last year. Six lirsl siring offens i v e players and seven defensive players will once again suil I1? for' UK green and gold while some graduates from the mi- nor league ranks are expected to fill the gaps. The Rams will be a light learn Ibis year and will be lack- ing good speed. Therefore, Whilelaw is plan- ning lo slress Ihe fundamen- tals in order lo run a smooth flowing team. The Catholic Central Cougars have lost a few key players from lasl year, bul have nine letter men that could possibly make them winners. Speedy John Kostiuk, the leading rusher and scorer in the 1970 season will lead the returnees hack inlo artion. Backing Kosliiik will be Lyle GaFrant, the ]970 lineman of I Ihe year, Mike Mauro, Ed Kra- jewski, Randy Royer, Nelson Small Legs and Jim Wilson. Overall, the Cougars will be a small team and inexperienced A many posilions. The quarterback position will be the hardest lo fill and pres- ently four rookies are vying for the spot. Meanwhile, the Winston Ch'ir- chill Bulldogs should be consid- ered the greenest of all Leth bridge clubs this season. "We have a lot of rookies in eamp wilh only a few return- ees this season. Presently, Ken and Doug Nakama along wilh Darryl Wilson could be guns, but you never can tell what could come up." That, anyway, is how coach Peter Neufeldt [eels about his club this season. Although his training camp is full of rookies, Neufeldt was r football impressed how well the camp league only in regulars relum- "I can honestly say, this it will be a season of re- been the most successful for Ihe Mohawks. ing camp I've had in my the oilier hand, Ihe red years of white McCoy Colts will de- Neufeldt also went on lo on a rookie defense and that he feels the coming veteran offence when they son wilh three new entries to the gridiron in defense given the I'ootball league their Eastern Nine Football lille. Three Medicine Hat Lransilion from a nine shooting for top spot in the squad lo a 12 man game league should create more not really bothering head teres. for Lelhbridge Bert Mahura. The public support for season, Mahura will ball in Medicine Hat has a majc-ily ol his cham- excellent and the new learn back and they should bring even more people to the to provide an exciting The Medicine Hal enlerlaining brand of fool- School Mohawks will be during the 1971 season. ing green and white as season will open next when Ihe LCI Rams will Last season the Mohawks on Ihe Winston Clmrchill ished with a 5-1 record in Detroit's Lolicli dialks up 22nd victory It's okay to call me names when I'm winning' By TOE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit manager Billy Martin jokingly calls Mickey Lolich best left-handed pot-bellied pitcher I've got." Lolieh says, "I don't mind people saying that I'm pot-bel- lied or fat. People joke about it in the papers when Im winning, but what I don't like is when I lose they sort of twist tilings around and make me look bad by calling me out-of-shape, a slob or things like that. I don't like that." Lolich has not had to worry much tills season about unkind remarks. Most of his press has been good. After all, he has won 22 one less thaji major league leader Vida Blue of Oakland lost 10. The veteran southpaw posted his 22nd by a York Yankees rmiled Washing- Tiger left-hander since J946 I Ion Senators 11-1. In (he after- when Hal Newhouser won i noon, Boston Red Sox blanked with a six-hitter Wednesday I Baltimore Glides 3-0. and Mil- night as Detroit whipped Cleve-1 naukee Brewers edged Kansas land Indians 7-0 i City Royals 1-0. In the only American Lolich, who works every League night game, the New fourth day. said he thinks he Minor hockey stays seperate The Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association announced today (hat the associaton will be or- ganizing a full slate of hockey activities in all divisions minor hockey, including repre- sentative teams for provincial competition. Minor Hockey is in no way connected irilh the Tollestrups in second The cellar dwelling ToIIe- slrups earned Ihe low team net score and moved inlo sec- ond place in the third division ol the Country Club playoffs Tlmrsday nighi. The foursome of Glen Tolle- slrup, Don Wilson, Ron Peaice and Fred Quillenbaum fired a HI lo win (he honors lasl nighl. Barry Kimery of Lethbridge Office Furniture finished his round in 41 strokes to win the low gross honors while Frank Johnson of Eatons and Wilson of Tollestrups shared llie low net score Viith a 31. Meanwhile HI playoff stand- ings, Parsons still leads the firsl division wilh 24 big poinls while Gentleman III trail in second with 15. In division 'two CHEC holds a live point lead over second place Lilydale while third place goes to Beny's. CliEC have [mints wliio Llilydale 16 and Beny's 14. Ealons heads Ihe final divi- sion with 23 poinls while Tol- lestrups jumped into second with 16. COUNTRY CLUB Division I Parsons Division CHEC Lilydalc...... ncny's..... Lethbridgc Qllif.c Fumi 16 i: Tnllestrun: Dorigalli Lakcvicw FIRST EVER CHESTER, W. Va. (AP) Cheryl While, 17, became the first black girl jockey in U.S. thoroughbred racing history to win a race here Thursday night at Walcrford Park. newly formed Lethbridge Alh- lelic Association Don McLean will coach lor the 1971-72 season for the Lelh- bridge Midget 'A' Elks wilh Roy Ennis as manager. The Elks toiled lasl year in the Southern Alberta Juvenile League. They won the Southern Alberta Pro- vincial Midget 'A' championship and were finalists in the Alberta provincial championship. Don McLean, the new coach of the Elks is well known in Lelh- bridge hockey circles as the former coach of the Sugar King Junior 'A' team, winning the Alberta-B.C. junior title. The Elks will be playing again in the Southern Alberta Juvenile Legaue and provincial competi- tion. The ACT Bantam 'A' repre- sentative learn will be again coached by Harold Osmond and managed by John Fox. The ACT (cam last year played in Hie Midget League, wuining the city championship. ACT won the Southern Alberta AHA Bantam 'A' championship and also won the Alberta Pro vincial lille in a convincing fashion, and will be looking to repeal again lliis year. Ron House will be coach- ing Ihe Banlam 'B' representa- tive team. House coached (he Pee Wee Marlands last year lo Ihe Southern Alberta Pec Wee championship and the Zone 5 championship. A coach has yel to be named lor the Pee Wee Marlands for the 1S7I-72 season and Midget 'B' representative club. The Lethbridge Warriors played in the Southern Alberta Juvenile League last year, win- ning the league championship. The Warriors will be coached by a newcomer lo Lelhbridge, Bob Granl w h o has coach- ed in collegiate hockey and played and coached al Ihe ju- nior and senior level in Hie Marilimcs. He also holds a teacher's certificate in hockey. Ted Eirickssou will man-. age. I Little League Parks al Dave Try outs for these teams will Elton will get a real working ANOTHER BIG YEAR Len Vaselenok appears lo be llie only driver assured of top spol in Ihe 1971 final slandings of the Southern Albera Auto Racers. Vaselenak has a comforlable lead in the race for top honors in V-8 Sportsman while Ihe remaining ihree divisions are up for grabs. Vaselenok drives car 54. Sixteen races Sunday Stockers wrap up season The Southern Alberta Auto Racers will bring to a close their 1971 season Sunday at Exhibition Speedway with the annual club championships. with a preceding lime trial; championship main event race, event at All told will be staged to bring the cur- tain down on another year. One of Ihe fcaltu'cs of the Racing gels under way at final meet will be the C class Dave Elton Park scene of tourney be held in the near future and will be advertised in The Her- ald. Registrations for Lelhbririgc Minor Hockey will commence at Adams Park Ice Arena at C p.m. on Monday. Sept. 13. For further information contact Mrs. Jean House at 327-0147. Named Salesman of the Month Bcny Chevrolet Oldsmobile is pleased lo announce that JACK WYATT lias achieved the honor of "SALESMAN OF T11E MONTH" for flic month of Aufiiisl, 1071. Jack- has had a wealth of expcr- enec in Ihe sales fir in the automobile industry. He wel- comes his many friends and customers lo sec him for their every motoring nerd. He will be pleased lo assist them in any way. BENY JACK WYATT CHEVROLET OIDSMOB11E OK SUPERMARKET CAR tOT Phone 327.3MB over this weekend with the an- nual Labor Day tournament slated. Ten Little League and six Senior Little League teams will fake part in the two-day affair. Saturday at 10 a.IB. will see the slart of the activities. Moose Jaw and one of two Wnitcfish, Mont, entries kick things off as will Calgaiy and Ihe Lakeside League All-Stars. Bolh Little League and Senior parks will be in use At noon the second Whilefish team will meet Taber on one diamond while Piucher Creek and Edmonton do bailie on Ihe olher. Medicine Hat and Nor- crost All-Stars finish off the first round of play in the A-B tournament at two o'clock. Olher games Saturday go al i p.m. with play commencing at II) a.m. Sunday morning. a 35-lap extravaganza. The main event is shaping up lo be a two-man race between Gene Dick in Car 11 and Stan Praskach in Car 12. Dick leads the C class with 08 points while Praskach has earned himself Praskach will need a big outing to unseal Dick in Ihe chase for lop honors Third place in the C class be- j longs lo Max Oertli with 47-lj I points. What will be the biggest bal- tic of the nighl Sunday will be the fighl for B class honors, l.indy Smith in Car 7 is a The Little League and Senior, will entertain Calgary o'clock. The B final is set for SAuiday j mere point in fraHof al one followed by Ihe A cham- pionship game at Legal worries JMHL CALGARY The Na- tional Hockey League is con- cerned thai legal off-track bet- i i i UIHII i.-iiiiiin mil mi: I ting wil extend mo other areas on of sport besides horse racing, Iho Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police was told Thurs- day. Irwin Hlehm, Ihe league's a.s- sislanl security director and fi mer member of Ihe RCMP. said if off-track shops arc approved Ron Boyce in Car 1 and the litlc is up for grabs with the lasl few laps of the year com- ing up Sunday. Smith has 81 li points with Boyce boasting a record of IKPi poinls. Dave Stilfioe can make up ground with a strong show- ing Sunday bul not enough lo unseat Smith or Boyce. Slilgoc has 5'J'i poinls lor the year. Lcn Vaselenak has all bul wrapped up the honors in V-8 Sportsman but llie fighl goes fourth. Vaselcnak has 113 li; poinls and is some 17 poinls up on the second place car driven by Wayne Bailey. For his efforts Ilius far Railcy lias earned fi5'.i poinls, one point more than George. Harrington. And if cilli- er Bailey nr Barringlon should for other sports "ihc spccinior js ri hl sport is as good as dead. "The man in the stands would heller his position Finals in Ihe tourney arc set i a The- evening's entertainment for two o'clock, Ihe B final, and Iho A final at four. Meanwhile, the Seniors will make use of Iwo parks as well. i Play gel.s under way at III Saturday morning wilh Moose Jaw tangling with Bow Island and Taher hiking on Edmon- ton. LclhbridRe, llie host club, outcome of Iho game and the professional aihlele wouldn't have the piivih'fic of having a poor game. "There he onniplaml.s that the officials were fixed, Iho.' weeks players fixed. The Nlll, wauls "lo out thing off at the pass." will wrap up wilh Ihe champion- ship in Ihr now Claimcrs cvenl In bo decided >Kd Miller has the. lead in the new rvnil which starled just ago. Miller has up 17 poinls n.s oompar- cd lo l-l for Gerry Anderson I 14 mid P. Jahii wilh 12. lias a chance of catching or passing Blue, who pitches every fifth day, in liolh victories and strikeouts. Lolich said he fig- ures lo make seven more starts to only five tor Ihe fire-balling Athletics left-hander. "Wouldn't it be somelhing if I did il." said the Tigers' ace, who has been vastly over- shadowed in publicity by Blue. Lolich also is within reach of several Detroit records, includ- ing the 29 victories lor a Tiger left-hander, set by N'owhouser in 1944; the 44 starts made in a season, by George Mullin in 1940; the 301 innings pitched by Mullin in 1904, and the 280 slrikeuuls by Denny McLain in Lolich's star! against Cleve- land was his 3olh of the seascn ar.d increased his innings pilched lo in Ihe ma- jors. He struck out six for a total of 265. nine behind Blue's major league high of 274. II was his 23rd complete him with Blue for the American League his third shut- out. Bill Frcehsn and Norm Cash provided the major balling sup- port for Lolich. Freehan drove in three runs with his Iflth homer, a single and a sacrifice fly. Cash knocked in two runs with a triple and a single. NATIONAL LEAGUE "1 don't know what else you could call Houston manager Harry Walker commented. "It wasn't an error. If it had been just a single or a double nobody would have gotten very excited aboul il." lob Watson of the Astros knew exactly to call il. Thai's the all-time he laughed. But the official scorer put il i differently, marking "HR. 3 on" i next to Cesar Cedeno's name. The bases-loaded home run, j Cedeno's first grand slam in his two years in the major leagues, travelled barely 150 in the ail', then rolled another 200 or so to the wall. Nevertheless. Ihe "b I a s t." Cedeno's ninth homer of Ihe year, was Lhe big one for the Astros Thursday nighl, catapult- ing them to a 9-3 victory over Los Angeles that dropped Ihe Dodgers games beliinci idle San Francisco in the National League West. In the other two National League games, Montreal Expos defeated the Chicagc Cubs 0-5 ajid New York Mets beat Phila- delphia Phillies 3-1. Claude Osleen of the Dodgers was trying to protect a 3-2 lead when he loaded Ihe bases wilh two out in llie fifth inning on two walks around Marty UTarli- single. Up camo. up went the ball, arcing toward right field. Out went second baseman Jim Lcfcbvrc and in came outfielder Bill Buckner. They collided jusl as Ihe ball brushed off the lip of Lefebvre's outstretched glove and Ccdcno sleamed around Ihe bases un- ir.cleslcd. The Houston oonirc fielder, who also had a double lo raise his league-leading total to 33 two-baggers, wound up his hot night with a single in the As- tros' three-run eighth inning that wrappc-d up Don Wilson's l.llli viclory. R.lghl fielder Larry llislc opened llie lo Ihe Mel.s' de- cisive two-run eighth inning when he dropped Bud Ilarrcl- son's one-onl fly Harrelson came around mi singles by Wayne Uarroll and Cle-m .limes. Gary Gentry limited the Phils 10 six hits, sl.rikiiig oul II for his 11 111 viclory. F.xpos' rcokio pnclior Krnic McAnally. equalling Monircnl's club record of five successive viclorics I" boos! his record lo H-0, chippi-d in wilh his 'irsi major league I'.nmor in a six rim uprising in Iho sixth inning thai sonl the Cubs down to Iheir ninth lass m 13 games. DOUBLE BOGEY Gory Cowan, of Kitchener Onl. blasls from a sand Irap onlo Ihe 11 ill green in second round ploy Thursday in the Nalional amateur golf champ- ionships ol Wilmington, Del. Cowan ran trouble and took a double bogey. Cowan settles two off pace WILMINGTON. Del. (AP' A couple of college boys, one who admits golf is his life and Ihe oilier who isn't sure he the game as a career, led the way loday inlo the third round of the 71st annual U.S. amateur golf championship. "I love to play golf, it's my life.1' said 19-year-old Eddie Pearce of Temple Terrace, Fla., after a Iwo-under-par 69 and a 3G-holc deadlock at 139 with Jim McLean, a 21-year-old from Se- al lie who plays from the Uni- versily ot Houston. Two strokes behind the co- leaders as Ihe third round got under way is Gary Cowan, the Canadian who won the title in 1966 at Merion. Cowan shot a par 71 Thursday and would have been lied for Ihe lead had he not blown two putts inside three feet. Nick Weslock of Burlington, Onl.. who has won Ihe Canadian amateur championship four blew lo 78 after having a one-undcr-par 70 in the opening round. At 142 are George Haines. Far Hills. N.J., and Bob Boyle of the University of South Carolina. "I don't know if 1 want lo be a golf pro; I would hate to travel every said .McLean, who carded five bird- ies and all ciigk1 for a four-un- der-par 67 over Iho 6.872-yard, par 71 Wilminelon Country Cluh course for his share of Ihe SB- hole lead. For Pearce. a ai Wake Forest, polf has been a way of life since his dad cut a puller for him at Ihe age of four. H orsesflwc CVClll The annual southern Alberta hor.seslioe champ i o n- ships will be held at the Indian Ratlle Park horseshoe courts Monday, September 6. 1971. Doubles and single champion- ships will be up for grabs dur- ing llie one-day affair. In both events flic double knockout ruling is in cfted. wilh each learn or player having to lose two suis uf a best ol three play-off. Trophies will be presented lo the champions and rimners-up in both events. Registration will start at a.m. with action set for 10 a.m. SAFETY GLASS STORE FRONTS RESIDENTIAL REPLACEMENTS LETHBRIDGE Corner Sih 4th Slreel S. Phonn 327-1J81 ;