Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, 7, 1972 THC UETHMIDCE HBUU.D It Cougars, Rams see action In first encounter High school football league opens Friday night By LLOYD YAMAGISHI KtriW Sports Writer Many local football enthus- iasts are probably wondering If Catholic Onteal Cougars' coach, Dean Dahl, will success- fully guide his team to their fourth consecutive Southern Al- berta High School Football League title. The defending champion Cou- gars, who have dominated the league for the past three years, will open defence to their title sf, they lock horns with the LCI Hams in the 1972 league opener Friday night. Game lime Is set for 8 p.m. at the Hendorson ball park. While many people feel the Cougars can repeat as champ- Ions tliis season, Dahl is still quite uncertain. "The competition will ba tougher this year and I don't want to make any said Dahl. "For one tiling, the Hams will have a good team as usual and the Bulldogs could surprise us too. Besides that, we won the stitle too many years in-a- row and the odds will be against he added. The odds may play a part in the final outcome, but .if every thing boils down to experience, the Cougars could possible re- pear as champions. The Cougars have at least 18 top players back from last year's championship team and things look grim for all defen- sive opponents in the six-team league. Speed In the backfield will be their biggest asset, with Jim Wilson, Guy Pomahac, Bob Parkyn, John Koslluk and Joe Mell leading the way. The offensive line will be tough as ever with veterans like Handy Hoyer, Paul Ken wood, Paul Zook, Don Malesza, Jim Byrne and Ken Keenan doing the blocking. On the other hand Jim White- law, head coach of the LC Rams, has a big rebuilding task ahead of him this season. Out of 18 returnees, Whitelaw will have only six first string ers back to carry most of the load for the green and gold chargers. "I'm not to optimistic in the early part, of the season, bu do feel the team will eventually come commented White- law. "We have a lot to learn and need improvement on a few aspects of the game before wi really get he added. Whitelaw has his eye on a few backfielders, who lie thinks could earn regular shifts in the Rams' line-up. On offence, Randy Stevens may get the nod to handle the quarterback duties and possi- bly call the shots for wingback Dave Howe, fullbacks Hoss Wakeb'n and Corby Pankhurst and tailbacks Mark Baldry and Ted Olsen. The Rams' defensive unit will be Whilelaw's primary con- cern since he'll have only two experienced defenders to work with. Jim Burris, a two-way man for the Rams last season, and Bill Gibb, who was used spar- ingly on defence last year, will the only experienced play- ra defending their tone. Hugh Tamblyn and Art Pozzi help Whitelaw handle the linemen while Shane Porter will aid in the backfield for the 1972 ampalgn. Meanwhile Pete Neuleld, lead coach of tba WCHS Hull- ogs, is in the same boat as when he starts count- ng the number of veteran play- ers he'll have to work with this tear. Neufeld, who plans to carry 32 players on hU learn roster, will have only 14 men who have had some experience. But according to Neuleld, doesn't really matter too much, since they'll play the game a little differently this season. "We have planned to run the club a little differently this year and I can only be optomls- tic to say that we'll at least double our win Neufeld. The Bulldogs, who shared third place with McCoy Colts with a 2-5 record in 1971, are looking for a 4-3 season or bet- ter. After nine practice sessions, Neufeld is Impressed with a number of players. One player In particular that has caught Neufeld's fancy is Derrick Redman. "Redman looks extremely good In the quarterback slot and he'll improve even more with a few games under his commented Neufeld. Second year halfbacks, Bob Myers and Brian Clampltt, ace also having good practices ac- cording to Neufeld, but most of the heavy work will prob- ably be given to fourth year man Ken Nakama. Nakama has been the out- standing player in the Bull- dogs' uniform for the past four years and is expected to carry most of the load. On defence, the Bulldogs have not lost a playur from last year and should be slrong- er after a year's experience. Greg Hamilton will once again lead his head-hunters Into action and will get some well- deserved help from btrolhcr Brent, a defensive end, and Gerry Gardin. The Bulldogs will get their first taste of action Saturday night when they host the Mc- Coy Colts at 8 p.m. at the Hen- derson ball park. In Iheir last encounter, the Colts blasted the Bulldogs 35-0 and Keufeld wanls revenge Lions, Stamps win openers Future dim for Lions VANCOUVER CCP) Eagle Ceys, who has been manning he pumps while the British Co- umbia Lions slowly sink out of sight In the Western Football Conference, figures he has one defensive leak patched, but an- other may have sprung. The Lions, who-have fumbled their way to a 1-4 record this season, play the high-flying Winnipeg Blue Bombers tonight in the Manitoba capital and the outlook isn't blight. The Lions' paramount prob- lem this year, besides inconsist- ent quarterbacking, lumbleitls the running backs and some less-than-glue-fingered receiv- ing, has been a defence that has allowed their opponents an average of 27.G points a game. The pass defence has been in- adequate, but the main reason for the woeful defensive per- formance has been the lack o( a defence against the run and an inconsistent pass rush. The Lions figure that area ol their game will be bolstered with the return of defensive tackle Garrett Hunspcrger, stalwart last season, and middle linebacker Carl Weath- ers, out since the second game with a leg injury. Hunsperger "is the key to our front Keys says. That should handle the run. but in the meanwhile, the pass defence, none too strong before will be weaker after a couple ol injuries to key players. Safely Dave Easley and de- fensive half Mike Wilson are both limping and doubtfu tonight, which means Keys has to juggle again. Rookie Rocky Long, Mr. Ver satility for the Lions this year will start at safety and Larry Highbaugh, ordinarily a flan ker, will see his first-ever ac tion on defence in place of Wil son. Long has seen action at quar terback, running back, flanke and defensive half so far thl year for the Lions, and if h weighed 40 pounds more, h might be in the defensive or of tensive line as well. The Lions have one advan tage for tonight's pme They're well-rested, having ha 13 days since their last outing. BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL Save C.C.M. FORMULA I 10 SPEEDS ONLY 25 IN STOCK! Featuring 23" frame, pull brakes, amber wall tlrei, alloy hubi and cllpi. WHILE THEY IAST..... 1M-95 BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. Other 10 Speadi from Japan, Canada, France, England, Italy, At Low 913 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3221 Closed Monday, Open Daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Filday a.m: to p.m. OPEN A TOTAL OF HOURS "Serving S. Alberta For Over 35 Years" Some 600 Jans withstood the chilly weather and took in the official opening of the 1972 Minor Football League season at the Hender- son ball park Wednesday night. After the official opening kick-off performed by Deputy i iMayor Camra Barnes, the young boys went to work and displayed an exciting brand of football fa: their patrons. In the first contest, the Lions edged the Bombers 15-13 be- hind Jerry Areshenko's two touchdowns and a single. The Lions, who led 8-7 at half- time also received two success- ful converts attempt! by Kelly Kanashiro. Morgan Munroe and Calvin Wojtowicz scored a touchdown each for the Bombers while Paul Byrne added a convert. Meanwhile in the second en- counter of the evening, the Stampeders defeated the de- fending champion Eskimos I It was the first loss in 12 games for the Eskimos, who easily captured the title last season. Stan Cohen was outstanding for the Stamps, scoring two touchdowns, one on an 80-yard punt return and the other from, a 70-yard spruit. Harvie Poeza connected on ore convert attempt. Curt Schwitzer managed the one touchdown for the Eski- mos. Olympic point itandings .S.......................Ki E. Germany..................399 V. Germany 313 Hungary .....................137 Austrailla.....................103 Inly........................H5 'oland.......................100 lulgarla................., .....SI wedert.......................6t Jrilarn 75''a CrechwrovaVla ..................53 :rance........................49 lomanla......................41 :anada Norway........... -Inland............. Netherlands.......... I JUST HAVE TO GET MY BALANCE A loose ball in football always a crowd and Wednesday night was no exception as Lethbridge Minor Football League season got under way at Henderson Park before a crowd of 600 people. The unidentified player (14) having trouble with his balance, appears ready to pounce on the loose ball. Canada out in boxing Games resume., short competitors Junior banquet set for Friday The junior section of the Hen derson Lake Golf Club wil close out a successful season Friday evening. A banquet has been set fo: six o'clock at the clubhouse with the presentation of prizes to follow. The winner of the golf league will also be an nounced at the dinner. MUNICH (CP) Six medals were won and two lost Wednes- day as sport returned to the 20lli Olympic games alter 24 lours of mourning for 11 Is- raelis who were Idlled by an Arab guerrilla band. Competition resumed shortly after a memorial service for the dead but when the Games started again, there were fewer participants. Delegations from Israel, Egypt, Syria and Kuwait left and were followed by Individ- uals, 13 from the 120-member Norwegian team. They all said that in light of the terrorism they mere unable to continue. It was a quiet day with only two finals events completed. Vassili Alexeyev of Russia emerged as the strongest man in the world as he hefted a to- tal of pounds to win the super-heavyweight weightb'fting title. And in fencing, Csaba Fen- yvesi of Hungary won the gold in men's individual epee. TWO LOSE MEDALS On the minus side of the led- ger, the International Olympic Commitlcc took medals away rrom an American swimmer and a Dutch cycling team be- cause of the use of drugs. Rick Demont, who swam to victory in the men's 400-metre "reestyle last Friday, had to forfeit his gold medal because medication he used to fighl asthma contained emphedrlne, drug banned by the com- miltee. The committee also withdrew Hie bronze medal won by the Dutch team in the 100-kilometre earn pursuit event Aug. 24 be- cause one of the four riders, Aad Van Den Hock, had taken he drug coramine. Presence of the drugs was re- vealed by tests which are man- datory for all medal winners. Demont stripped of medal MUNICH CAP) U.S. swim- mer Rick Demont has been stripped, of his gold medal the 400-metre freestyle swim- ming event, but the executive board of the International Olympic Committee agreed to- day to take another look at the decision made on the basis of a. drug violation. The executive board an- nounced it would hold a meet- ing Friday to listen to Clifford Buck, president of the U.S Olympic Committee. An IOC spokesman, askec about the announcemenl Wednesday vacating the medal, seid: "That was But the spokesman then gave details of the further meet ings, indicating a U.S. appea or protest was being consid ered, The IOC announced formally Wednesday night that the medal was being vacated bs cause of traces of a his tests. Now tin IOC is having second thoughts. The medal standings after 126, if 195 events showed Russia eading with 27 gold, 21 silver and 16 bronze. The U.S. had more compared vlfh 64 for had 24 'old, 25 silver and 21 bronze. In the unofficial point stand- ngs, based on the traditional 10-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system for he top six final placings in each event, the U.S. led with The only Canadian participat- ing Wednesday was heavy- weight boxer Carroll Morgan of Antigonish, N.S. 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