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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Graham Kelly The Canadian Football League has now reached the half-way point in the schedule with the Toronto Argonauts and the Saskatchewan Roughriders sitting on top of their respective divisions. Tonight they open the second half the season with what some observers are calling a preview of the 1973 Grey Cup classic. That could be so, but Hamilton and Edmonton might have something to say about it. Although both the Roughriders and Argos were picked at the beginning to do well, inconsistency has been the by-word of the CFL this year. Saskatchewan, with a six and two won-lost record, has been very fortunate at times to come away with a win. Ron Lancaster has been great on occasions, such as the Rider triumph over the Montreal Alouettes, but at other times has left fans wondering whether or not the tiny pivot has still got what it takes. If not for the stalwart I suspect that veteran Allie Ford might be a reason for the problems on offense. Ford, playing tight end, is not doing the job of blocking that he should be, hurting the Riders on sweeps and off tackle plays. However, Ford is not alone when it comes to that deficiency. If there is any one position played badly this year it has to be tight end. Only Hamilton with Tony Gabriel and Gordon Christianson have any real power at that vital position. It should be said though that in Canadian foot- ball the coaches look first for a receiver and then a blocker when filling the position. Rogers Lehew of Calgary, said, "What with three downs, we have to look for a guy who can catch the ball. Generally efforts of the Green and White defense, the Riders could very well be three and five going into the last half of the season. The television announcers like to point out that the Jolly Green Giants have a tough, veteran ballclub with few changes. This just isn't so. It is true that Saskatchewan has a veteran offense with just one new face in the line-up, that of receiver Rick Eber. But coach John Payne has replaced fully half of his defense with two new linebackers, a new defensive lineman, and three new deep backs. Although the defense has been more porous than any other club in the league in terms of passing yardage, they have been an elastic band outfit, bending and not breaking, thus giving up few points. The outstanding play of a vastly changed defense has to be the big surprise for Coach Payne and his Rider crew. Another surprise would have to be the inconsistency of Lancaster and his offense. around the league that's what you've got. Take Tyrone Walls in Edmonton. He's an ex- cellent receiver, but he's a pretty poor blockers." But Ford doesn't have to take the rap for everything that goes wrong. Against Montreal, Lancaster utilized all his backfield and receivers. He didn't just concentrate on a couple of people. In some of the games played this year, I got the im- pression that he had tunnel vision, being determined to throw to the primary receiver, ignoring the others. When he does that, Saskatchewan has trouble moving the ball. Still, you can't be too critical when a club has a six and two record, and sits atop the Western Conference standings. Inconsistency hasn't been a problem bothering Toronto. From the beginning of the season, the well-coached Argos have played very well. So well, in fact, that they have only suffered one set-back. The secret of Toronto's success is certainly Joe Theisman, who has demonstrated enormous talent and poise. This young man talks confidently about playing out his option and go- ing to challenge the quarter- backs of the champion Miami Dolphins. I don't know if he's that good, but he has to be the most exciting quarterback to come into the league in many a moon. Run, fake, pass, think, Joe can do it all. If he continues to play as well as he has, Joe Theisman should be a shoo-in for the 1973 Schenley Award as Canada's out- standing player. Often overlooked when ex- amining the Argonauts is the rock-ribbed defense made up of Jim Stillwagon, Jim Corrigal and friends. Only Bill Baker, the undertaker from the verdant Regina plains, is better than Mr. Stillwagon. Stillwagon is exceptionally quick, and hits like a truck. If the cameras give you a chance tonight, watchg those match- ups on the line with Jim and company against Galloway, Brock, Abenshan and Brandt. The leather should really be popping. Speaking of Clyde Brock, his return has to make Saskatchewan stronger. Although no club can really af- ford to lose an Ed McQuarters for the duration, putting Tim Roth back on defense reduces the damage. With Brock back on offense, ending his retirement, the Rider attack should go better. Meanwhile, looking at the Alberta situation, Calgary seems to be going one step forward, and two back. Liske and company played very well against both Saskatchewan and Edmonton, but failed to get the necessary defensive help when needed up in the Igloo. This is ironic because Rogers Lehew told me before the game that he thought Calgary would win against a suspect Eskimo defense. Even without Dick Dupuis, the Eskies came up with a good effort. The usually tough Stampeder defense faltered a little bit, enough for Ed- monton to keep winning. The Stampeders keep prov- ing that you can't win con- sistently without a good runn- ing attack. Calgary is still determined to live and die by the pass. The other night Liske completed 28 out of 48 for 411 yards but lost on the score board. Rogers Lehew is aware of the problem. "We still need a good running Rogers commented, "Wyatt works real hard out there but he really isn't the answer." So the elusive six or seven-year search for a runn- ing back in Calgary continues. Their play-off "chances could well depend on what they can find. If B.C. can pick up a win over Calgary this Sunday, Calgary's play-off chances will dim. Winnipeg is out of it now, and third spot will be between Calgary and.B.C. The Lions have a suspect pass defense which Liske should be able to exploit. If he can, B.C. should be out of it. Bill Snider event set The Lethbridge Trap Club will stage their fourth annual Bill Snider Memorial Shoot this weekend. The two-day event will get under way Saturday morning at nine o'clock and will conclude Sunday afternoon. Lunch will be available along with a Calcutta auction and barbecue Saturday night at the local Trap Club which is located one-half mile north and one mile west of the air- port. Pirates lose to Mets Wednesday, September 19, 1973 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Ready to go Eddie Shack, formerly with the Pittsburgh Pen- guins of the National Hockey League is back with the Toronto Maple Leafs where he started his career. Shack displays the new handlebar mustache he will wear this year. All NHL teams are in full swing with training camps. issues fines SASKATOON (CP) Brawls similar to the one that erupted Sunday between Medicine Hat Tigers and Calgary Centennials will not be tolerated in the Western Canada Hockey League, Ed Chynoweth, league president, said Tuesday. Chynoweth made the state- ment announcing "the most severe suspensions ever hand- ed out" during the league's ex- hibition game history. Three players, Calgary's Malcolm Zinger and Randy Marshall and Brad Gassoff of Medicine Hat, were suspend- ed for the remainder of the ex- hibition series in addition to the first regularly scheduled league games. Barry Dean of Medicine Hat was given a two-game suspen- sion for leaving the players' bench and team-mate Bryan Maxwell received a one-game suspension after being involv- ed in three separate fights which automatically led to a game misconduct penalty. Zinger and Marshall engag- ed in a stick-swinging duel and Gassoff molested an official during the game at Calgary. Centennials won the game 12-0 as officials handed out 36 penalties, 20 to Medicine Hat. Jack Shupe, Tigers' coach, was fined and John Chap- man, acting coach of the Calgary team, was fined Chynoweth, who previously promised to clean up the league, said there was "no room in the WCHL or hockey in general for these kinds of actions." "I'm prepared to put my reputation on the line that I will not tolerate this kind of nonsense and if this is the way coaches and players want to act there will be many more suspensions and fines." Chynoweth said inter- ference with game officials would be dealt with severely. "These men who work in our league do not have to be subjected to manhandling by any player." He said he wanted the league to "sit up and take notice" because it has had a reputation of a lack of dis- cipline. Commenting on the difference in the fines levied against the coaches, Chynoweth said the referees' report clearly indicated a Medicine Hat player left the players bench first. He said all players involved in the brawl would receive automatic league fines. Reward Yourself now by visiting and thinking of your future retirement or summer leisure at British Columbias fin- est, properties on the north shore of Shuswap Lake. Anglemont Estates has a motel, marina, 9 hole golf course, air strip, community lodge, and guest ranch. Come share with me via Aircraft or Bus, on Thanksgiving Weekend 3 nights in our lovely .motel. All transportation, all meals and refreshments For Only Per Couple CALL BOB PRESTON at tha El Rancho Motor Hotel 327-5701 for reservations. Cardinals are leaning ASSOCIATED PRESS Leaners used to count only in horseshoes, but now St. Louis Cardinal manager Red Schoendienst is counting on a leaner in his sport. "If we can keep on winning, and if we're leaning the right way, maybe we can fall into first said Schoen- dienst after the Cardinals beat Montreal Expos 7-4 Tuesday night. The victory, coupled with Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-5 loss to New York Mets, pulled St. Louis to within IVz games oi Pittsburgh, leaders in the Na- tional League East Division. Montreal is in second spot, one game behind the Bucks. Elsewhere, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago split a pair, the Phils taking the first 5-2 and the Cubs the second 3- 2; Cincinnati Reds blanked Houston Astros 1-0; San Diego Padres dropped Atlanta Braves 9-4 and Los Angeles Dodgers downed San Fran- cisco Giants 3-1. It's rare to hear a manager talk of backing into first place, but the NL East race is the exception. The four contenders would be fighting with Houston for possession of fourth place in the West. "I think the thing that may help us said Schoen- dienst, "is that the Expos and Pittsburgh are playing each other six times and the Mets and Pirates are playing each other three more times." "It looked good enough to hit, so I swung at said Don Hahn of his two-run single that capped a five-run ninth, rallying the Mets past Pitt- sburgh. The Pirates loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and reliever Buzz Capra went 3-1 on Manny Sanguillen. "I just made up my mind I wasn't going to walk Sanguil- Capra said. "So I threw him a fastball on the inside of the plate." Good enough to hit would have been Hahn's description, but Sanguillen lofted a fly to left that Cleon Jones grabbed up for the final out. Steve Arlin held Atlanta to five hits and Hank Aaron to a single and a long out in pitching San Diego to a 9-4 vic- tory. Aaron lofted a long fly in the sixth that seemed destined to be his 712th lifetime homer. Expo fans see miracle MONTREAL (CP) The Dancer and friends are con- vinced this is the year of the "Miracle of Jarry Park." Those who say the time is right include Claude Desjar- dins, a hospital cook who regularly entertains Jarry Park patrons with his im- provisations on modern dance between innings of Montreal Expos' National League baseball games, and the rest of the assorted loonies who regularly inhabit the smallest park in big league baseball. "They can do it and they are going to do it." Desjardins said between games in a dou- bleheader. "A lot of people in Montreal are going crazy with hope. "And I'm probably one of the craziest of them is a dream come true. I didn't think this club would be ready for a pennant race until next year at the very earliest." Excitement is starting to peak for the rabid fans who cram the confines of seat Jarry. Even if you have been captivated by the antics of sky divers almost impaling themselves on the right-field fence, the Dancer, colorful and bilingual boobirds and the Fiddler on the Dugout Roof, watch out if the Expos make it into any kind of playoff baseball. FRONT OFFICE HAPPY With the pennant fever com- es for the baseball team's front office staff. "I'm getting calls from all over the place during the says Larry Chiasson, public relations director. "Just the other night against St. Louis, I got calls from both coasts, one from Gander, Nfld.. and another from Vancouver. "It seems the Expos are catching on with people all over Canada." The press box at Jarry is crammed these days and many reporters have to stand or sit in the stands as the out- of-town rush starts. TEAM EXCITED TOO The baseball team has won 39 of 75 victories by coming from behind. And they've won in the darndest ways. There have been 19-8, 17-3, 14-6, 13-3 and 12-8 debacles when the hot bats of July and August were thundering. One especially sweet mo- ment for local fans occurred in June with Houston Astros leading 7-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. Final score, 12-8 for Montreal. Taking a 14- 6 decision in the second contest was the easy part. Again, with Los Angeles Dodgers leading 5-0 in the sev- enth, Montreal went to to win 6--5. "These boys know we can beat anybody, we're as good as anybody and our chances are good." says manager Gene Mauch. "I'm not saying players are. They're confident and they're loose. "And they just won't quit." Neither will the fans. But the ball dropped at the warning track and Gene Locklear put it away. Chief Bender and Lefty- Grove, great names out of baseball's hallowed past, are being revived because of Jim Hunter's steadily brilliant pitching. The Oakland A's ace right- hander, American League leader in winning percentage last year with a .750 mark on a 21-7 record, is bidding strong- ly to lead the league again. His current 20-4 record, an .833 percentage, is the best in the league. No American League pitcher has finished with the best winning percentage two years in a row since Grove did it three consecutive years, 1929-31. The only other league hurler to accomplish the feat was Bender, in 1910-11. Both Grove and Bender also pitched for the A's when the team was in Philadelphia. Hunter reached the 20- victory mark for the third straight season Tuesday night as the A's edged California Angels 5-4 and maintained their 7V2-game lead over Kan- sas City Royals in the West Division race. KEEP PACE In other games, Baltimore Orioles downed Detroit Tigers 6-2. Kansas City defeated Min- nesota Twins 4-3, Boston Red Sox topped New York Yankees 4-2. Cleveland In- dians overcame Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 and Texas Rangers beat Chicago White Sox 1-L Hunter's 21 victories last year, and his 21 in 1971 made him the first A's pitcher to win 20 or more games two years in a row since Grove strung together seven straight from 1927-33. Hunter starred in last year's World Series, winning two games, including the decisive seventh as the A's beat Cincin- nati Reds four games to three for their first world cham- pionship. L WICO SNOW REGULAR AUTOMOTIVE CENTRE ON SA1E THIS WEEK ONLY OUR FINEST 4 PLY NYLON CORD TIRES blockwo II regu lor blockwoll snow 600-12 blockwoll regular blackwoll snow B7S-13I650) F76-14I775) 560-15 No charge for tire mount ing LONG WEARING 4 PLY NYLON FOR STRENGTH CUSTOM CUSTOM SNOW WHITEWALLS ONLY S1.43 MORE IN ALL SIZE blockwall regular blockwoll legulor H78-14I85 J falockvoll snow CUSTOM BATTERIES ALL SIZES, ONE PRICE with exchange Dry charged for three years of dependable high performance power. 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