Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tunday, September 10, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 After 12 years of devoted service There's the hole LCI Ram head coach Jim Whitelaw supervises a Baldry. The Rams open their season Friday night handoff play to Rick Collier from quarterback Cam against Catholic Central Cougars at Henderson McLennan. On the line doing" the blocking (left to Stadium, right) is Sid Collier, rookie Gerald Proehl and Mark Whitelaw, Rams ready for another year, green and gold are defending champs By GARRY ALLISON Herald Sports Writer Friday night the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams open the Southern Alberta High School Football League schedule in a familiar position, that of defending champion. The Rams will be going against their arch rivals, Catholic Central Cougars, Friday and two Rams, Sid Collier and Cam optimistic about the team's chances in the game, and in the league. Sid, who plays both offensive and defensive guard, feels Catholic Central will be the team to beat over the season. "They have a good coach and a good he said, "but we'll still finish on top." LCI quarterback, Cam McLennan, feels just as strongly as Sid that his team will win the league. "Our backfield, with one exception, is all back from last year and Rick (Collier) and Mark (Baldry) are as good as anybody in the league at their position. Our attack will be more varied this year, making use of all the plays in our play Cam stated. The boys pointed out that the LCI line is strong, feei- ing it is the best in the league. "We all know the fundamentals and we've practiced them until they've become natural reactions. This, com- bined with the speed and strength of the line, will make us hard to Cam stated. Coach Jim Whitelaw doesn't like to predict where he'll finish at the season's end but there is a quiet con- fidence in his voice when he assesses his team's chances. "Potentially we have a good team. There are a few problems, but none that a little experience, can't over- he stated. "Our depth is one of our strong points. We have more than in some of the past years. We also have size, but we need experience in order to utilize that size. "We have a good spirit on the team which means a lot. Our passing ability has improved this year and barr- ing injuries we hope to repeat as league the LCI coach of 23 years stated. The LCI game relies heavily on their defensive unit but coach Whitelaw likes to see his offence play posses- sion football. "If we have the ball, the other team can't score, its as simple as that." Coach Whitelaw tries to instill an appreciation of foot- ball into his players and with it he hopes to see their courage grow and their awareness of sports grow with it. The LCI operates out of a single wing information that may be flip-flopped right or left. "All formations have advantages and disadvantages. Our advantage with the single wing is that no other club uses it, so when the other teams play us they have to adopt to our style. "You can do a lot of ball finessing in this formation and that is suited to our he said. "Besides, the for- mation doesn't put you in the position where you rely sole- ly on your quarterback." LCI has finished on top 17 times in the past 20 years, including last year. And 17 of last year's team is back in the fold. "Many of the boys show said coach Whitelaw, but he singled out Rick Collier as being among those who could have a shot at advancing into college or pro ball. "Rick has desire, speed and the particular ability of kicking. He is capable of kicking f roin scrimmage up to 60 yards and is a good punter and place kicker as well." Mark Baldry, Sid Collier and Cam McLennan have also been singled out as fine bail players and definite assests to the LCI cause. "We have a number of boys who do excellent work and we do them an injustice by not singling them out as well." Assisting coach Whitelaw with his duties are Hugh Tamblyn, Shane Porter and Al Young. Darryl Laidlaw and Tom Corbett are the team managers and Perry Robinson, Bryan Sakamoto and John Balfour are the statisticians. Cubs humble Pirates once again Yankees break jinx at Boston ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston Red Sox are hoping the flu bug doesn't stay with pitcher Luis Tiant for more than the standard 24 hours. Tiant, the club's only 20- gamc winner, is supposed to start tonight's second game of an important American League baseball series with New York Yankees, but Mon- day night he was sent home with a virus. He was given medication for the illness and didn't have to stay to watch his team lose a 6-3 decision to the Yankees. The defeat knocked the Red Sox out of a tie with the Yan- kees in the American League East. They are a game back of the Yankees, sharing second plare with Baltimore Orioles, who shaded Milwaukee Brewers 6-5. In Monday's other American League games, Cleveland Indians belted Detroit Tigers 7-1. Minnesota Twins downed Chicago White Sox 3-1. Oakland A's swept Kansas City Royals 34 and 7-0 and California Angels downed Texas Rangers 4-1 in the first game of a dcnibleheader, then lost the second 5-3. In Monday's game, the Red Sox made three errors, two of them by shortstop Mario Guerrero, and allowed two on- earned runs. George Medich. 18-12, and Sparky Lyle com- bined to beat the Red Sox. Chris Chambliss and Elliott Maddox each drove in two runs as the Yankees raked Boston starter Rogelio Moret and Reggie Cleveland for 13 hits. Chicago Cubs, who have been making life miserable for Pittsburgh all season. Bowling scores HOLIDAY torn. OOLDENAQE Matt Bemhart 214. Tom ArchboM 227. Jack Slacey 283. Arvw Oseen 226. Harry Chapman 233. Walter Baker 211. Bob Arthur 245. Jim Arthur 230. AH Btffl 208. Spot Mffler 226. Bora Meyer 202. Veflma Jensen 213. CJOC Jim McPflce 255. Gyurkos 265. Sam 263, Sandy WlcCrady 235. Ray Sudd 253. Mjrtgrew 262. Connie Baoeda 252 Dodgors hammered Braves 8-1. Cinornaii Reds defeated San Padres 3. San Franniro Giants down- ed HcruslOT Astros fl-6 and ]Vt-w York Mets whipped Montreal 7-1 The PiraJes had won 25 oi their last 30 games before Monday's Joss, but they've won only live times in 14 meetings with She Cubs. ijcmbnTg limited the Cardi- nafc. who remasned 2'i games behsnd the Pirates. 1o a third- single by Mike Tyson and an eighth-inning single by MeBride Minor football honors Kennedy Lewis Kennedy, for 12 years a guiding hand in the Lethbridge Minor Football Association, officially kicked off the 1974 season Monday night. The hard working friend of hundreds of Lethbridge minor league footballers performed the honorary opening kick off before appreciative spectators at Henderson Stadium. Class One champion The Lethbridge Sports Car Club hosted a successful slalom in Lethbridge Sunday. The sixth of a series, the runoff attracted 30 entrants from Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge. John Zimmerman of Calgary came out on top of the Class One event while Louise Fortier of Calgary took the Class One honors in the gal's section. Class Two went to Edmon- ton's Brian Miles and Class Three was taken by Nick Pearce of Calgary. Lethbridge's Ruth Wakelin topped the Class Three women's category and Ann Omerod of Calgary grabbed the gal's Class Four title. Ralph Omerod captured the Men's Class Four section. Mark Bennett of Lethbridge won the Modified Formula Vee Race Car cateogry and Prepared Class title went to Tom Wilson of Calgary. Gary Hudson, driving a Fiat 128, is in top spot in the provin- cial standings with 141 points. Bob Turner, behind the wheel of a 240 Z, and Dave Armstrong in a Fiat 124SL, are tied for second with 137 points. All three drivers are from Calgary. The final slalom in the series will be held in Ed- monton Sept. 29. When the ball was retrieved after Lewis' booming kick the spotlight turned to football. Two games were scheduled. Hamilton Junior High Stampeders took the measure of the Gilbert Paterson Esks. 26-1 in the first one and Catholic Central Bombers nipped the defending champion Wilson Junior High Lions 15-8 in the second game. The Lions and Bombers were knotted 8-8 at the half. Dave Rae galloped 68 yards for the Lions' touchdown, and a safety touch later gave them their eight points. Walter Montina scored the Bombers' touchdown and added a convert and a single to bring them to.eight for the half. The third quarter was scoreless in the hard fought contest that showed signs of swinging either way throughout the game. Ivano Fraulin proved to be the hero for the Bombers when he carried a third-down play on the Lions' five yard line over for the winning touchdown with four minutes remaining. Montina put the icing on the cake when he connected with the convert. The Eskimos drew first blood in their contest with the Stampeders with an early single point off the toe of Dale Kiminsky, but that was the last point they recorded. The Stampeders, who led 13-1 at the half, got touchdowns from Will MacMillan. Danny Jones and Perry McDonald. Bob Odney added three singles and a field goal and the Stamps also racked up a safety touch. Besides their three touchdowns the Stamps had five called feck as a result of penalties. All four teams were cheered on by boisterous and lively cheer leaders from their respective schools. The next league action is Sept. 16 when the Lions and the Stampeders tackle in the first game and the Bombers go against Cardston St. Mary's. LEW KENNEDY Wanted School Trustees Nominations close on September 18, 1974 Nomination forms are obtainable at your local school board offices the person must be capable of making wise decisions on spending public money, on how and what the children of your community will learn. Those elected will influence decisions on hours, bussing, buildings, salaries, curriculum, maintenance and holidays. the job is an important one. It takes a special kind of dedication. It can mean some long hours, hut with much self satisfaction for the next three years. GO AHEAD uct involved. Don't leave it up to someone else. Nomine' dost- on September 13. Let your voio- hr hcaio. For a free brochure "Be a School contact your local School Board Office. This messajse is published by the (Jovernment of Alberta in the interest of good local government.