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Odessa American, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1969, Odessa, Texas Dawson h Coach- ufneks Rodeo Continues Tonight At 8 AJRA Competitors Perform Well Major League n MIDLAND The season hasn't even started yet and tiie West Texas Rufneks have already fired bead coach Lou Rymkus. The Board of Directors of the Rufneks met Thursday night and released Rymkus from his con- tract. They reported hiring Ted Dawson as the replacement. Dawson coached the Rufneks last season when the present owners purchased the Odessa Comets from the Odessa Sports Inc. and won four of the final five contests. He has been general manager of the Rufneks this season. came to Odessa- Midland this summer with a career of pro football including building the Houston Oilers to an American League championship. He got the Rufneks on an even keel and was in the process of building a team when the end came abruptly Thursday. in the opening ex- hibition game the Rumeks were defeated 31-0 by Omaha before the largest crowd to ever witness a Rufneks game in the four years of its operation The loss started the disen- chantment. Rymkus said late Thursday to an impossible situation which has arisen following our loss to I will no longer be associated with the Rufneks. is not a move that I wanted to take because I have never failed to face up to a challenge and I do not want to do so at this time. due to continual interference into the areas of coaching and operational aspects of the ball club by Nash Dowdle and other members of the it is impossible to perform up to my standards. board without my con- sent has released me from my contract giving their reason as 4breach of other more definite reason was given. It is with regret that I am forced into this decision and it is especially regretable because of the loyalty of the players and many of the fans in this area. future plans at this mo- ment are indefinite and I only hope that professional football can find its way in West Ronald one of the owners of the Rufneks who lives in refused to comment on the development this morn- ing. Grain are supposed to meet with Lou this morning at 10 a.m. I don't know where. Our attorney is supposed to let us know Grain did say the board met Thursday night and released Rymkus from his contract. not going to comment on it this Grain said when asked why Rymkus was released. Dowdle and the r e s t of the board members were not available for comment in the process of ac- quiring new players and moving the Rufneks office to another office in the Scharbauer said be didn't have any particular changes in mind. don't think we can coach like the Green Bay Packers. You can't expect the players to workout every he said. Although several players wre announced as being cut from the squad by Rymkus Dawson said possibly two of them will be rehired. Chicogo New York St. Louis Pittsburgh Philadelphia Montreal Notional _ East Division won 76 68 68 64 39 Cincinnati Los Angeles Atlanta San Francisco Houston San Diego West Division 66 52 tost Pet. 47 .618 52 .553 .533 .405 55 56 72 85 67 68 65 64 37 54 58 57 57 86 .559 .554 .540 .301 Thursday's Results San Francisco New York 11 innings San Diego 1. Montreal 10 innings Philadelphia Los Angeles l Cincinnati St. Louis 3 Only games scheduled Today's Games Los Angeles ot New York night San Francisco 6-7 and Mo Corrnick at Montreal 4-9 and WaslewsW twi-night San Diego at Philadelphia night Houston at Chicago By ROY PITCHFORD American Sports Writer Even the fan who doesn't know a whole lot about rodeo could appreciate the action Thursday night at the American Junior Rodeo Association as the young cowboys and cowgirls turned in some mighty sharp performances. There was plenty of good performances as the rodeo wound up the first of three and the sparse crowd of approximately gave the contestants several good 8 sw 31 unos saved some for some who weren't so fortunate. The youngsters start their second round tonight at 8 at the Ector County Coliseum. Bubba Blessing of Fort Worth turned in of the night's best performances as he took over the lead in steer downing his steer in 4.57 seconds and taking the first round lead. The next best time was by all- around cowboy Pow Carter of Fort Sumner who turned in a 5.90. Lindsey Hicks of Sonora posted the top time in the boys 12 and under breakaway catching his calf in 4.31 but he still ranked only second in the overall behind Joel Parson's set Wed- nesday. Ann Miller of Lamesa took over second place in the girls 13-15 roping with a fine time of 4.44 and Gigi Cannon of downing her calf in 6.93. Candy Big and Ivey Pool of Imperial took over the top two spots in the girls 12 and under with times of 6.42 and respectively. The girls in the 16-19 group had their problems with the elusive calves and only Jewell Campbell of El Paso even got a time. Her 4.84 wasn't ood enough to make the top Johnny Middleton of Big Spring got one of the best hands of the night for his fine 11.80 time in tie-down calf roping as he jumped to the top of the standings in boys 16-19. Ken Welch of Roscoe was the only other competitor in that age to get his calf down and ie turnea in a creditable time of 15.09. John Stailard of Fort Sumner posted a 15.61 in the boys 13-15 roping and held second place but Marty Petska of took over the lead and shoved Stallard to third with a time of 13.33. The boys in the 12 and under division had their problems with _ .h _ d J m the and the best time was 30.77 by Lindsey Hicks of Cincinnati 3-3 and Cloninger 8. at Pittsburgh 13-7 and Ellis 8- twi-night Atlanta at St. Louts son night Saturdays Games Los Angeles at New York San Francisco at night San Diego at night Cincinnati at night Houston at Chicago Atlanta at St. night Sunday's Gomes Los Angeles at New York San Francisco at Montreal San Diego at Philadelphia Houston at 2 Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Atlanta at St. Louis American _ West fc Orfess Closed Baltimore Detroit Boston .Washington New York Cleveland Minnesota Oakland Kansas City California Seattle Chicago Results Baltimore o Detroit 1. Seattle 6 Only games scheduled Today's Oames tt Baltimore at Oakland night t Detroit at California night Cleveland at Seattle bot night Washington at Kansas City night New York at Minnesota night Chicago at Boston night Gomes Baltimore at Oakland Detroit at California Cleveland at Seattle New York at Minnesota Washington at Kansas niaht Chicago at Boston Games Baltimore at 2 Detroit at California Cleveland at Seattle Washington at Kansas City New York at Minnesota Chicago at Boston thir good Only one contestant was credited with a ride in the bareback bronc riding. Drew Goslin of of Hie Bob Worth's Bubba Several oune cow DOTS including ong and Tommy Patton of stayed on the required time but moun at the qualified. and bull with iartinez col HARD TO BRING DOWN Rex Cox of Gail tries to get his calf to cooperate during the tie-down roping event of the American Junior Rodeo Association national nals being held at the Ector County Coliseum. Cox ot his loop on but the pesky calf took 19.43 econds to bring down and tie. mith TEXAS LEAGUE EftSttro Division Won Lost Pet. 60 61 GB .488 U8S .443 5 .392 12 By ROY PITCHFORD American Sports Writer Susie Smith goes after three championships today as the Odessa Closed tennis cham- pionships wind up the junior portion of their tournament with finals m all singles end doubles. Singles finals were scheduled to begin this morning at with doubles finals at Adult events were slated to start this and adult finals will be played with all the action on the Odessa College courts. Miss only 13 years will be going after singles titles in the girls and 18 and could possibly sweep them all. Memphis .......60 63 Arkansas.......61 64 hreveport .....56 69 San Antonio. .....49 76 Western Division Won Lost Pet. GB DallOS-FW .....71 52 .577 Amarillo .......70 55 .560 P8SO ..........68 56 .548 Albuquerque .62 62 .500 Thursday's Results Albuquerque Dallas-Fort Worth 0 Amarillo Paso 2 Shreveport Memphis 2 Arkansas San Antonio O-o 13 Friday's Games Amarillo at El Albuquerque at Dallas-Fort Wor Arkansas at San Antonio Semphis at Shreveport Saturday's Games Amarilto at El Paso Albuquerque at Dallas-Fort Worth ArKonsas at San Antonio Memphis ot Shreveport AJRA Junior Rodeo Results POLE BENDING GIRLS 12 4 UNDER 1. Janet 2 2. ivey 3. Donna 4. Vicky 5. Peggy San OVERALL LEADER Linda 17.80. GIRLS 13-15 1. Terri Big 2. Ann Jecmean 4. Marien 5- Cindy 23.39. OVERALL LEADER Terri GIRLS 14-19 1. .Debbie 2. Zane Big 3. Delores Big 4. Shirley 5. Sherri OVERALL TIEDOWN CALF ROPING BOYS 12 UNDER 1. Undsey 2- DeLvnn 3. Guv OVERALL LEADER Joe 24.35. BOYS 13-15 l. Marty 2. John Fort 3. Rex James 5. Perry No OVERALL LEADER Marty 13.33. BOYS 16-19 7. Johnny Big 2. Ken Robert Big Larry St. Na Ted NO TI m OVERALL LEADER First round not completed BREAKAWAY ROPING RIBBON ROPING BOYS 12 UNDER 4.3V 3. Gil Terry Bui No OVERALL r 4.21. GIRLS 12 rumor Rodeo Assn. re rwHmiGf nciuy ci _ fiSi SSL The compedfaon also letting the best a 48. Only two junior bull riders were scored. Rawleigh McCMullough of El Paso picked up 53 points and Harold of Crane got 41. Larry Hooper aid Bill Clark of will ies tonight since their mounts jammed them inside the chute. Janet Hanson of Odessa now leads in girls 12 and under bar- rel racing with a 16.60 and Sharon Harrison of Big Spring took over second in girls 16-19 racing with a time of only one-hundredths of a second off the lead. Overshadowed by Miss Har- rison's fine time was a 16.71 i Cox of good enough for fourth. Both of the in girls 13-15 knock- ed down barrels and were assessed placing them far fown in the r down in the standings. DeLynn Jones took the lead boys 12 and under barrel touring the course in and David Pool's 17.37 was good enough for Ronnie Koonee of Odessa bad a 9.60 in ribbon good enough for and Pow Carter took over third with ed the pole h in 17.06 to take the lead in and another Big Spring Zane took over fourth in 16-19 with a 17.67. Top time in 12 and under was 17.84 by Odessan Janet good enough for and Imperial's Ivey Pool is now third after racing to a time of 17.94. It took until 4 a.m. today for amtestants to complete the se- cond night's events in the na- finals of the American ichfri iSnydt I the first of three -which will in the I Bfo 2. Ivey 4 _ _ f f m _ fc Z Pow Becky MeeMSumnen 3. Johnny CTWIVWIWI iTV riiBvr mv No OVERALL I Candy 6.42. GIRLS 13-15 1. Ann 2. Gigi 3-1 Gwen BOYS 11 ft iSun nati More than best young i i u m i u DEADER Wanda 436. 2. Oevkf 1m- GIRLS 14-19 i. Jrwell OVERALL LEADER El 2. Donna El DeLynn Lou .Ann El ..GIRLS UNDER -KJonet 2. Mario Thomas. age 9 are vying for shares of prize money Mo Time. OVERALL LEADER 3.21. ipecial a wards were presentee night to Debbie Fer BOYS II SINGLES SEMIFINALS Steve L o 0 m i s defeated Don Brian Otterness defeated PAIRINGS Loomis vs. Otttrntss. BOYS U SINGLES SEMIFINALS Tony Brown defeated Don Steve Loomis defeated Glenn 6-3. TODAY'S PAIRINGS Brown vs. Loomis. BOYS 14 SINGLES FINALS Jimmy Bicham defeated Bob 6-2. BOYS 12 SINGLES SEMIFINALS David Lee defeated Jimmy Billy Weyiondt defeated Mark M. TODAY'S PAIRINGS Lee vs. G.RLS II SINGLES SEMIFINALS Susie Smith defeated Melinda Karen Clark defeated Millie frO. TODAY'S PAIRINGS Smith vs. SEMIFINALS Susie Smith defeated Loretta Young. Pam Harrison de- feated Lou Ann 6-2. TODAY'S PARINGS Smffli vs. Har- rison. GIRLS SINGLES SEMIFINALS Susie Smith defeated Ann Friday. Cindy Minyord de- ftoted Melanie 6-1. TODAY'S PARINGS Smith GIRLS 12 SINGLES FINALS Cinav MrmanJ deftoletf Mary 6-0. BOYS U DOUBLES SEMIFINALS Gtenn Bingham- Steve Loomis defeated Britn onerness- Cliff Trd Kimbre Chisum defeated FAIR INCS B Loomis vs. BOYS 1ft DOUBLES SEMIFINALS ..Don Presley-Glenn Bingham defeated Herbie David Fa 6-2Q Robert left-Jim- my Bidcham defeated Tony Brown-Robert 6-4. TODAY'S PAIRINGS Presley Bingham vs. BOYS 14 DOUBLES SEMIFINALS Bob Weylondt-Robert Lewis defeated David Let-Lorry Jimmy Bicfchom-Robert Lee defeated Mark Oil iff-Steve TODAY'S PAIRINGS Weylandt- Lewis vs. BOYS 12 DOUBLES TODAY'S PAIRINGS Mark Olliff Steve Gaubatz vs. David Lee-Larry Bickham. GIRLS IS DOUBLES FIRST ROUND Wendy Si Ices-Cindy Hunter defeated Terry Tobter-Billie Pegey Prica-MIIlie Devine defeated Pot Manns-Mary Pam Morrison- Jamie Lou Ann Gaubatz-Karen bye. SEMIFINALS Harrison-Wormam defeated M. Gaubotz- Ctark defected TODAY'S PAIRINGS Wortham vs. Gaubatz-Clark. GIRLS U DOUBLES FIRST ROUND MKcy McMahon- Heten defeated Donna Pierce Melissa Lou Ann Gaubatz-1 Loretta Terri Tobfer-Bilft Paula Babb-Pam bye. SEMIFINALS Gaubotz-Young defeat- ed defeated 6-1. 6-1. TODAY'S PAIRINGS Goubatz Young vs. Harrison-Babb. GIRLS 14 DOUBLES TODAY'S PAIRINGS Wttfe-Headiee vs. Friday-Headiee. GIRLS 12 DOUBLES TODAYS PAIRINGS Cindy Debra Texas Golfer In Quarters Of Big Meet ID. Bruce the Texas amateur and Bill Illinois amateur king- met in Friday's quarto- final feature erf the Western Junior Golf Tournament. a University of Houston junior from Las and a Purdue jun- ior from were among favorites surviving Thursday's start of match which cut the field from 32 to eight. Ashworth rolled to 6 and 'and 4 and 3 victories over Gary Grant of Indianapolis and John Beers of Phoenix. Other quarter final pairings include Bill Schumaker of Fort Wayne. Ind.. vs. Jim Sparkman of medalist Den- nis Walters of vs. Jim Simons of and Bill Kratzert of Fort mL vs. Mike Kiffian of St Petersburg Fla. LEADER Kathy Grid Roundup uffalo and Ab of as the ootstandmg all- girl SOOd bQV Meet altimore Tonight THE PRESS Whether or not he cleans out the Baltimore well that's an- other story. Buffalo's glittering rookie running will proba- get more dirt on his jersey this week than when he only played a few minutes when the Bills take on Balti- re in one of two pro footbal games tonight. He saw limited duty in last jweek's loss to but fig- ures to see more action against 'the Colts-even though And will start in his place. used mostly as a de- coy in his first pro nev- ertheless learned a valuable Ies- don f chance. you don't get The backs come up too fast.77 Also on tonight's card is a game between Chicago of the National Football League and Houston of the American ball League at the Astrodo The NFL who foun Jets too much to handle in last passes for 413 yards hree touchdowns in the OIRLS 13-1S 1. Aim 2. OVERALL LEAD TiAda OIRLS 1. Bid 3. Sherri El the fllKUiStS 4. Zone Big ry meets LL LEADER 16.54. BULL RIDING SENIORS i. Santiago Fort 2. Louis 3. Mice Petersburg. 4. Ray Atfon Fort U Bob El 7- David Glen firown. JUNIORS 1. Rawteiah El 2. Harold 41. other contestants did not have official BRONC RIDING BOYS 1. Drew 50. others did not hove official represoited survived ____ STEER WRESTLING two SENIOR BOYS 1. Bubba twwlFort 2. Pow Fort B- m A K Trull in x Johnny 1 nu in one game 35 yards a 5 of 10 for 5. Ktnt Y ihdown f v v v v OVERALL YoundWftoO LEADER DOSO ByOwn vnawUmtts View In Front StcHM 9t RcftricM Far SnwH Easy MiU On M. three AFL iuper Bowl raight exh ents. from The who claimed son in the draft after finishing with pro football's worst record f have won one of three exhibition games this summer. Their victory came over an NFL the Washington skins. which lost a 33-29 thriller to the Colts last week. will play Chicago for the first time. Bears are fresh from a convincing victory over Green Bay. Houston Coach Wally Lemm said backup quarterback Don Trull will stan against Chicago. Pete Beathard. the No. 1 signal also will see action akmg with quarterbacks Bob Davis and rookie Bob Na- Lemm said. Beathard has completed 20 of it TTl P D.rn SMASH COMING UP bouncing tennis looks on. Action Patt Manns prepares to smash ball as doubles partner Mary continues today in Odessa SI. vs 10 Closed tennis 'tournamen't. played on the Odessa College wilh finals scheduled in all junior events. School or Slak-Back i 1 styling and jtan frf comfort. You'll lovt our wido selection of spicy colors in tha tod rom Vm. reo1. 8 P.rn. r AFU eft n icksi 523 N. GRANT Center ;