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Tuesday, April 5, 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Parge Seven I

Tuesday, April 5, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Stokes tnumphan
paces thinclads
By DAVE RENBARGER
Michigan's top pole vaulter Jim Stokes ran into a little
problem at last Saturday's outdoor track opener that never
once bothered him during this winter's indoor campaign-
the wind.
But the junior from Flint was not about to let Mother
Nature deprive him from taking first place in the Kentucky
Relays, one of seven winning efforts for the Wolverine thin-
clads.
Battling a gusting, 30 mph crosswind, Stokes was the
lone vaulter in the seven-man field to clear the initial height
of 15 feet.
Although it seems like a far cry from his indoor
best of 17-x/, Stokes figured that he couldn't expect
much with the adverse conditions.
"You just can't control the pole in wind like that," he
said. "It's hard to get any height at all.
"I can't remember a meet when nobody has been able to
clear the first height like that," he continued. "I've never
seen it so bad."
Being a native of Michigan, Stokes would just as soon
vault indoors anyway.
"I really enjoy the indoor season," he said. "Out-
doors, it's always raining or snowing or something."
The vaulters weren't the only ones having trouble at the
meet, however, as slow times were the rule of the day.
Michigan coach Jack Harvey showed little concern,
pointing out that his team hasn't even been able to practice
outside all year.
"Overall, the meet went just about how I anticipated,'
he remarked. "Give us a couple more weeks outside and'
we'll be in good shape,"
Sprinter James Grace turned in a double victory
for the Blue thinclads. After taking the 200 meter dash
in 27.1, the junior from Detroit teamed up with Doug
Hennigar, Jeff McLeod, and Andy Johnson to win the
sprint medley relay in a 3:20.5 clocking.
The Wolverines placed 1-2 in the shot put as Randy
Foss' 53-5 heave topped teammate Mike Hetbs' 52-3 toss.
Senior co-captain Greg Meyer grabbed another first in.
the 3,000 meter steeplechase, outdistancing the field with a
time of 9:09.4
Rounding out the contingent of victorious Wolverines
were Steve Elliott in the 1500 meters (4:01.0) and Doug
Gibbs in the high jump (6-10).
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

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ANGELS, TWINS FOLLOW IN AL WEST

Royals
By JAMIE TURNER Leonard
Hassler
Paint the American League up a: v
West Royal blue . . . Autry's hold the
millions will buy California sec- Royal1
ond place . . . watchout for the issue.
hard-hitting Twins . . . forget And s
the rest. at thee
Nobody west of the Big Apple Country
made more out their acquisi- douse t
tions from the free agent draft 'em. Li
than the California Angels. Prog- giving7
nosticators around the baseball homerut
world rose up en masse to sing year, bt
the praises of Owner Gene it was
Autry's vast wallet. given ul
The Angels have improved But
themselves . . . all the way to Saints y
second.,
The 1977" champions will be
the Kansas City Royals again.-

expected

d, Paul Splittorff, Andy
and Marty Pattin make
veteran group that can
enemy at bay until the
hitters can decide the
hould the game be close
end, "Thank God I'm a
Boy" Mark Littell can
he fire with the best of
ttell is remembered for
up the playoff-deciding
n to Chris Chambliss last
Lt Royal fans know that
the only round-tripper
p by Littell all season.
what of the Anaheim
you say?

Much has been said about the
A n g e 1 s pitching. Supposedly
California pitching begins and
ends with Frank Tanana and
Nolan Ryan. Period.
Tanana is a 24 year old left-
hander with the biggest talent
in the league with an ego to
match. He's the ace of the team
and an all-star. Ryan is the
flame-throwing righty who alter-
nates between strikeouts and
shoulder ailments. If these two
are on their game, then Cali-
fornia may be able to get by
with the likes of Paul Hartzell,
Don Kirkwood, Wayne Simpson
and other non-entities.

to re
(.331), Lyman Bostock (.323),
Butch W y n e g a r (.260) and
others, ;it's amazing that the
Twins don't do better than third.
The best hitting team in the
American League (.274) is ham-
pered by perhaps the most me-
diocre pitching staff. Dave Goltz
is the "Stopper" with the rest
of the staff dropping off from
that.
The Twins could move up,
but they need some pitchers
and bad seasons from KC and
the Angels.
THE REST: The Bdmp Wills
-Lenny Randle-Frank Lucche-
si triangle has been a constant
story in the Texas Rangers
spring camp. Unfortunately for

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crown

the Rangers, that's the last that
we may hear of them.
Manager .Lucchesi is: ;ount-'
ing on big years from Mike
Hargrove, Gene Clines, Juan
Beniquez and newly - acquired
Claudell Washington and Bert
Campanaris to take the load off
a pitching crew that is com-
posed of aging Gaylord Perry,.
up-and-down Bert Blyleven and
Doyle Alexander.
While the basic nucleus is
good ,there are cobwebs in the
pitching arms and little or no
depth. The Rangers will be re-
spectable, but not competitive.
Oakland has just about fin-
ished a self-destruct job which
should leave them at the bot-
tom of the West with Chicago
and Seattle. Only Vida Blue and

Billy North give respectability
to the A's. Catcher Manny San-
guillen and pitcher Jim Umbar-
ger are newcomers who will
find Oakland. rebuilding
Finley style.
Just for fun we'll pick Seattle
' to finish sixth, ahead of the
White Sox because of the Mari-
ners hitting potential and Chi-
cago's lack of same. There -are
some bonda-fide major leaguers
on Seattle's roster (Bob Stin-
son, Dan Meyer, Joe Lis, Steve
Braun) who can swing the bat.
Chicago has Jorge Orta and
Bucky Dent and the ugliest uni-
forms in the league. Richie Zink
will help, but that's like trying
to bail out the Titanic wihh a
thimble. Owner Bill Veeck will
have a wreck with the So%.

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KANSAS CITY: The Royals fornia, 3.]
won the AL West last year with 6. Seattle,
a number of players having off
years, something that is not
likely to happen again. John CALIFORNIA:

s Tips: 1.
Minnesota,
7. Chicago

Kansas City, 2. Cali-
4. Texas, 5. Oakland,

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Remember w~hen the Malwuiut-

Scouts eye local cagers in
Anii Arbor roundball classic

Mayberry leads those who are
on the comeback trail with a

championship team.,
With Big John in prime form,
the Royals receive the onlyl
thing that they were short of
last year: power. Even though
he drove in 95 runs, a total of
13 home runs is not what man-
ager Whitey Herzog expects
from the muscular first sacker.
Even without Mayberry, Kan-
sas City can still strike fear in
the hearts of opposing pitchers'
with a starting lineup of Fred
Patek (.241), Tom Poquette
(.302). G e o r g e Brett (.333),
Amos Otis (.279) and Hal Mc-
Rae (.332). If Mayberry should
bat only .250 with 25 homers
and 100 RBI's, you can forget
the rest of the West.
The pitching staff is deep with
solid, if not spectacular hurlers
backed up by the finest young
reliever in baseball. Dennis

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the Angels have bought them- kee Braves had a starting staff
selves a potent starting nine, of Warren Spahn, Johnny Sain
with perhaps the strongest out- and two days of rain? If Ryan
field in baseball. Joe Rudi, Bob- should not be healthy, Califor-
by Bonds and Don Baylor sup- nia will be looking for Tanana,
ply the most powerful flychas- rain and a hurricane . . . then
ers ever seen south of San maybe a flood. The Halos will
Francisco-Oakland. The m a in live and die on their pitching.
problem is: Will there be any-
one on the bases when Rudi, MINNESOTA: The darkhorse
Bonds and Baylor let loose? of the league will be the Min-
Not a single player on last nesota Twins. No team in the
year's team batted over .270. west played better in the last
Not a single player on this part of the season than Gene
year's team (including all-stars Mauch's crew as they finished
Grich, Rudi, et al) batted over five games back of KC. And
.270 either. Frankly, it is hard should Mauch somehow find
for this reporter to believe that some decent pitchers, the Twins
Jerry Remy, Dave Chalk, Tony will be a force to contend with.
Solita or Terry Humphrey-yes, The Twins start the game hit-
THAT Terry Humphrey-are go- ting for averages and power.
ing to be any better this year With batters like Rod C ire .v
than last.
And if they aren't, if the *:.-, <
teamhas todepend on the free ILLBOARD
agents and pitching to win . . 1 )BOAR

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By BILLY NEFF
While Earvin Johnson and the
other major high school basket-
ball stars were preparing to de-
part for the land of beer (Ger-
many), some of high school's
lesser known lights were dis-
playing their wares before a
smattering of scouts and fans
at the Ann Arbor Basketball
Classic.
All-stars f r o m Indianapolis,
Indiana. Ohio, outstateMich-
igan and the city of Detroit par-
ticipated in the contest, played
at Concordia College in Ann
Arbor. Some of the stars in-
cluded Birmingham B r o t h e r
Rice's Kevin Smith, Kent Ben-
son's little brother Kim. South-
field Lathrup's Bill Phillips. and
Detroit Denby's James New-
man.
BUT THE player who stole
the show was burly John Flow-
ers from Sylvania, Ohio, who
scored 27 points, snared 16 re-
bounds. and dished out 8 assists.
John performed for tht Ohio All
Stars who drubbed a lesser
known but talented team from
Detroit, 102-87. Lea Horn, hail-

ing from Port Clinton, Ohio,
chipped i 20 points."
In the feature game the De-
troit high school stars staved
off a late Indianapolis surge to
triumph 89-81. James Newman
paced the city preppers with 24
tallies while Kevin Smith fol-
lowed with 19. For the losers,
Terry Phillips poured in 18
while Benson, a wee bit smaller
than his brother, had 12.
The city all-stars had the
game in hand, or so everyone
thought, with a 78-62 lead with
about 8 mnutes remaining in
the game. But Phillips, who will
probably attend Eastern Mich-
igan, sparked a rally that saw'
Indianapolis score 15 straight

points. But Smith then convert-
ed a pair of free throws and
.Ray Murdock iced the encount-
er for the Detroiters with four
straight charity tosses.
Michigan's assistant. IM di-
rector, Sandy Sanders, who runs
the tournament, "was pleased
to a certain degree since col-
lege coaches got to see. the kids
that the Dapper Dan didn't re-
cruit." S a n d e r s noted 'that
scouts from all the Mid-Ameri-
can teams were there.= along
with Michigan State and Texas
Tech, toname a few.
Colorado State plays its first
two and last two football games
at night this season.

Corritore 2nd in NCAA

Michigan's J o h n Corritore ly proud of him because he contributing to the scoring.
finished second in the parallel didn't even qualify last year," punch were Pete Lindquist, one
bars competition at the NCAA added Loken. . goal and three assists, and Bob
gymnastics meet in Arizona last Corritore won the parallel bars Gordon, two goals and one- as-
weekend. championship in the Big Ten sist.
Corritore, who was in first this year.
place after the compulsories * * * BISSELL STARTED the scor-
and optionals, received a final Lacrosse begins ing, firing a bounce-shot past
score of 18.650 just shy of Olym- the Illinois goalie, for an un-
pian Kurt lomas, represent- This past Sunday, playing on assisted goal. The first period
ing Indiana State, who won with Wines - Tartan Turf field, the ended with Michigan on top 3-0.
a score of 18.725. Michigan Lacrosse Club beat a Michigan, playing sloppily in
squad from Illinois, 16-4. Af- the second period, was able to
ACCORDING to coach Newt ter a fairly slow start, and collect three goals while hold-
Loken, "He missed his dismount some shaky play, Michigan got ing Illinois to only one. Illinois
which might've been a partial things going, totally outplay- came out in the third quarter
reason for his ending up where ing the less experienced Illinois scoring three goals to Michi-
he did." club. gan's two enabling them to re-
Oklahoma and Iowa State tied "In sixty minutes you saw main in striking distance.
for first place in the tournament some of the best and worst Michigan went wild in thel
with a team score of 434.475. It Michigan lacrosse ever play- fourth quarter, scoring the last
was the first time for both ed," commented Michigafi eight goals of the game.
schools. The tie was only the coach Bob DiGiovanni. "Things started to gel," said
second in 35 years. Southern Michigan was led by Chris DiGiovanni.
Connecticut 'followed in third Phillips, with four goals and THE FOURTH PERIOD wast
place. two assists, and Steve Bissell, highlighted by a beautifully set
"I think it's great. We're real- four goals and one assist. Also up goal in which four players
received assists, including goal-
ie Mike Bucci who started the
play. "A goal with four assists
e e i alis very rare,"kadded DiGiovan-
, "t c ea ton l ni. It's the kind of goal you

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only 23 by the Illinois team.
Michigan, presently 3-2, will
face Michigan State's varsity
lacrosse team this Wednesday
at East Lansing. Michigan has
yet to lose to the Michigan
State tearai, and hopes to keep.
up the tradition.
The University of Arizona
eleven has eight night games
on its fall schedule.

There will be tryouts for
t h e Michigan cheerleading
squad April 7, 8, 11, 12 from
7 to 9 p.m. at the Old I.M.
building. in the gym room. For
farther information contact
Jeff at 662-6878.
The Michigan football senior
stars will be playing the Ann
Arborw Hron faculty in bas-
ketball ADI 6 in Huron's
gym starting at 7:30. Tickets
are $1.00 for students and
$1.50 for adults for the benefit
of Huron's basketball team.
Michigan features the talent
of '76 stars Jim Smith, Greg
Morton, John Hennessey, Rob
Lytle. Jerry Zuver and Jerry
Vogele.

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Phillips closed out the scor-
Ting with a behind the back shot
past the Illinois goalie. The
score could have been even
higher if not for some brilliant
"The days dwindle down to a precious few.." (Last day of sMichigan took 63 shots dur-
classes is April 19.) Still, the Departm ent of Recreational Sports - - -am n a t v i s o g n
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