X, DECEMBER, 17, 1957
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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C G i BT & eDB OiBaltimore 7 5 0 .583 303 235
Los Angeles 6 6 0 .500 307 278
Chi_Bears 5 7 0 .417 23 2
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Improved Pioneer. Squad
Looms as MajorThreat
By AL SINAI
Denver's P i o n e e r s, currently
sporting a 1-1 record in WIHL
cpmpetition, invade the -Coliseum
tonight for an important two-
game series with the Michigan
The Pioneers, fresh from a split
of a weekend series with Colorado,
winning at home 6-4, and losing
at Colorado, 6-2, promise to be
anything but easy for the Wolver-
Denver should be a vastly im-
proved team over last year, when
they suffered their first losing
season since 1949-50. Coach Mur-
iay Armstrong is depending on
talented sophomores to carry the
team as only, seven lettermen are
Of the lettermen, 200-lb. for-
ward Barry Sharp and goalie Red
Schneck are outstanding. Sharp
was the leading scorer for the Pi-
oneers last year with 35 points,
including 21 goals. He is a fine all
around player and can also play
defense when needed.
Defense seems to be the major
problem of the Pioneers. Arm-
strong has moved Blair Living-
stone, a forward last year, to the
rear guard in an attempt to bol-
ster that phase of the team.
Michigan will be badly hurt by
the loss of Neil McDonald, out in-
definitely as a result of an ankle
injury suffered in Friday night's
game with North Dakota which
the Wolverines won, 3-1.
First Period Blitz
All the scoring was done in the
first period as Michigan jumped
off to a 2-0 lead on goals by Gary
Starr and Warren Wills, and then
played defensive hockey the rest
of the way to coast to the victory.
Other goals were scored by Jim
Ridley, of North Dakota, and Don
McIntosh of Michigan.
However, the tables were turned
in Saturday's game as North Da-
kota trounced the Wolverines, 4-0.
Joe Poole, Ed Thomlinson, Joe
Ambruster, and Ralph Lyndon
were the goal-getters for North
Michigan Coach Al Renfrew
said of the weekend series, "The
boys didn't get any breaks Satur-
day night. You're always doing
well when you split at North Da-
Veteran Quarterbacks Guide Pro Teams
Into NFL Western Division Playoff Spots
By RUDE DIFAZIO The third team that was tied the second half to defeat the New
A substitute and a number one with Detroit and San Francisco York Giants 34-28.
quarterback each led his team to for first place when the afternoon Washington's Sam Baker turn-
brilliant come-from-behind vic- got under way, the Baltimore ed Buddy Parker's first season at
tories in the National Football Colts, dropped a 37-21 decision to the helm of the Pittsburgh Steel-
League Sunday. Los Angeles. ers into a 'dismal one when he
And as if planned by fate theyLoAnee.kd edsmln hn e
meet each other next Sunday for Detroit Held faked a field goal and raced 20-
meeteachothr net Sndayforyards for the only touchdown
the Western Division title in San Detroit was held to 13 yards scored in the game. He also kicked
Francisco. in the first half of play but switch- a 45-yd. field goal o give the Red-
ed blocking assignments slightly at skins a 1-3 win
Rote Lads Dtroithalf time and picked up 161 in theskna103w.
The substitute, eight year vet- last two quarters. Hold Pitt
eran Tobin Rote, led the Detroit Washington held Pittsburgh
Lions from the depths of a 10-0 Rote was superb. Overcoming quarterback Earl Morrall to seven
half time Chicago Bear lead to a three pass interceptions in the completions in 23 attempts.
21-13 win, first two quarters, he completed In the Saturday afternoon na-
, The number one quarterback, Y. 15 of 35 passes for 155 yards. tionally televised game, quarter-
A. Tittle, came off the bench on Tittle hobbled onto the field in backs again took the limelight. The
badly bruised knees at the start of San Francisco and in 16 minutes Chicago Cards' Lamar McHan
the second half to spark the re- had passed and directed his team took the honors when he led his
versal for his Forty-Niners. to 17 points, team to a come-from-behind sec-
Ironically, San Francisco was The win gives the Forty-Niners ond half win over the Philadelphia
also trailing by ten points at the a chance for their first title in 12 Eagles, 31-27.
end of the first half, to the Green years.
Bay Packers 20-10. In other games played Sunday,
' Cleveland's Browns, following the
pattern set in the West camne back A V
... satisfied coach
Varsity Humbled in Track Trials
By JIM BENAGH
Michigan's freshman and soph-
omore trackmen, who team against
upperclassmen in Thursday's an-
nual intra-squad meet, dominated
the laurels Saturday in team time
trials at Yost Fieldhouse.
Only junior middle distance
man, Robin Varian, running a
1:58.1 half mile, could wrest a
first place from the underclass-
The talented freshman crew,
rated as Coach Don Canham's
"best ever," won five firsts. The
potent sophomore c o n t i n g e n t
swept victories in three contests.
Sophomore Pete Stanger won
both hurdles and upset highly rat-
ed freshman sprinter John Gregg
in one heat of the 60-yard dash.
Freshman and Olympian Tom
Robinson, from the Bahamas, re-
corded the best time in the 60.
Canadian Fred Montour drew
most of the ooh's from the small
crowd of spectators in a fine per-
formance in the three-quarter
Montour, who is waiting out a
year of residency after transfer-
ring from a California junior col-
lege came within inches of defeat-
ing experienced Mauri Jormakkai,
Finnish star, wh has been work-
ing out at Yost. e plans to en-
roll at Eastern Michigan in Feb-
Freshman Don Chalfant was
the class of the field in the 300-
yard dash. He also won a heat of
the low hurdles.
Others who had top times for
their events were Jim Simpson, a
sophomore, . in the quarter-mile
and Dave Martin, a freshman,
who won the 1000 yard run with
Cage Practices Emphasize,
Development of Fast Break
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*The maximum total of points
that can be won is 24.
Michigan 3, North Dakota 1
Denver 6, Colorado 4
North Dakota 4, Michigan 0
Colorado 6, Denver 2
Disappointing~ in Meet
"The freshmen didn't come up
to expectations, they w e a little
This was the way that Coach
Gus Stager summed up the Intra-
squad Swim Meet held on Friday
night at the Varsity Pool..,
The meet was held in the fash-
ion of a varsity vs. freshman con-
test. Ed Pongrace was the captain
of the freshmen and Dick Kimball
did the coaching.
Among the brighter moments of
the meet, was Dick Hanley's vic-
tory in the 220-yd freestyle, which
he captured in 2:06.2, which ac-
cording to Stager was "very sat-
isfactory" for this time of the
In the '440-yd. freestyle Pete
Fries recorded his best time,
churning up the waterways in
4:52.2. Right behind him was
Freshman Tom Bucy.
Expected to Win
Coach Stager said that he ex-
pected the varsity to win. Hov.-
ever, in order to compensate for
this, Michigan's individual Na-
tional Collegiate Champions were
not entered in the meet.
According to Stager, the score
does not tell the entire story, since
he felt confident that if some of
the freshman participants were
entered in different events, their
own specialties, the actual point
score would have been closer.
By TOM WITECKI
"Three-on-two," yelled Coach
Bill Perigo, and three varsity cag-
ers raced down the court in an ef-
fort to get around two defensive
players and score.i
This is Michigan's fast break in
action. Day after day of this type
of practice is building up the speed
and stamina of the Wolverines as
they prepare for the forthcoming
Big Ten season.
The idea, of the fast break is to
bring the ball downcourt quickly
catching the opposition at a man-
power disadvantage. Fast ball
handling and quick passes should
result in a basket before the op-
position can.even the forces.
In a three-on-two play the man
in the middle usually dribbles
down the center of the court and
when a defensive player moves
out to cover him, he flips a fast
pass to the unguarded man who
drives under the basket for a lay-
Washington of St. Louis stopped
this attack in the first half Sat-
urday night by not moving out to
guard the man dribbling down the
center. When this mnan attempted
to pass to one of the men break-
ing toward the basket, the Wash-
ington player was in position to
break up the play.
In the second half Michigan al-
tered its fast break as the middle
man didn't attempt to pass, but
dribbled into the foul circle where
unguarded, he had an easy
jumpshot. Terry Miller executed
this play several times sinking
some beautiful jump shots.
So far this season the fast break
has not been used to its full ex-
tent as Michigan has been play-
ing against zone defenses and
slow moving teams.
Coach Perigo stated, "If proper-
ly developed our fast break will
be a potent weapon when we play
some of the fast moving teams in
the Big Ten."
MELOURNE (MP)-On the advice
of a physician, Herbie Flam was
benched yesterday as a member of
the U.S. Davis Cup team and two
veterans and two youngsters, one
of whom is Barry MacKay, former
Michigan star, were named to face
Australia in the challenge round
In an 11th hour decision revers-
ing an announcement made earlier
in the evening, Captain BillsTal-
bert nominated a four-man squad
consisting of Vic Seixas, 34, of
Philadelphia; Gardnar Mulloy, 44,
of Miami, Fla.; MacKay,, 22, of
Dayton, 0.; and Ron Holmberg,
18, of Brooklyn.
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t NO WAITING
The Dascola Barbers
nearMichigan Theatre ,
Rebuilding Task Faces Wrestling Squad;*
Wolverines Rely Heavily on Sophomores
By AL JONES
Getting back on top of the heap
will be the Michigan wrestling
team's goal this season.
Last winter the Wolverine mat-
men barely missed a third straight
Big Ten champibnship when they
were edged in the finals by Min-
nesota, 55-54, at Ohio State's St.
John Arena in Columbus.
Coach Cliff Keen, who has guid-
ed Wolverine grapplers to nine
titles and 12 runner-up spots in 32
years of coaching, feels that this
year's squad is perhaps a little
weaker than in recent years.
Only five lettermen are return-
ing, Captain Max Pearson is the
sole Conference titlist back for
another season. Pearson was Big
Ten champion and runner-up in
the NCAA in the 130-lb. class.
The other four returnees are Larry
Murray, also 130-lbs., Lloyd Ham-
ady at 137-lbs., Karl Lutomski at
177-lbs.. and heavyweight Steve
Michigan's other Conference ti-
tlist last year, and one of the
greatest wrestlers in Wolverine
mat history, Mike Rodriguez, was
lost by graduation. The 157-1b.
flash was team captain for two
years, and both Conference and
NCAA champion last season.
Also missing through graduation
is Dan Deppe, a handy wrestler in
the 123-lb. class for three years.
Jack Marchello, an outstanding
competitor at 177-lbs., is on the
questionable list for this winter.
Two years ago as a sophomore he,
was Conference titlist, and was
runner-up last year. However, since
he is carrying a heavy load of
classes this year, he may pass up
Keen feels that the team will be
weak at certain positions this win-
ter. "We will have to depend a
great deal on sophomores," he re-
marked, "with our principle prob-
lem being a replacement for Rod-
Besides the five lettermen, there
are several reserves from last
year's squad including Dick Sum-
merwell and Jerry Leith, who both
had varsity experience last year.
Sophomores who have shown
promise thus far are Mike Hoyles,
Jay McMahon, Fred Olm, Gus
Miller, Bob Scott and Wayne King.
McMahon is a brother of John
McMahon, outstanding Michigan
wrestler a few years back.
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