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Roberts To Coach At Armstrong
Joe Roberts, a recent
graduate of St. Andrews
College in Laurinburg, N. C.,
has been named a graduate
assistant in the Athletic
Department at Armstrong
State Oollege in Savannah.
ASC Athletic Director Bill
Alexander made the an
nouncement last week and
said that Roberts will serve as
an assistant coach on the
basketball team and will
coach the tennis team.
Roberts, who also
graduated from Lake Sumter
Junior College in Leesbung,
Fla., is a native of Lebanon,
Ind. He played guard on both
the St. Andrews and LaVe
In Brief
St. Andrews Varsity spbrts
moves into full swing this
weekend. Womens Volleyball
(pens its season Saturday
against UNC-Charlotte and
Lenior Rhyne and Coach
Williams is optimistic.
Williams is extremely im
pressed with the development
of the freshman players but
the fact that the team hasn’t
played together very long is
of some concern. Monday’s
intersquad scrimmage was
well-played and gave Coach
Williams a look at her players
in action.
ALL opens its season this
Saturday evening in a
doubleheader against the
Carolina Tarwheels. The Tar-
wheels were rated number
four in the nation last year
and will be a tough match for
the SA whedies. The rolling
Knights will be guided by St.
Andrews graduate Eddie
Smith. Smith has returnees
Richard Hudscm and Terry
Winborn to provide added
leadership. This week’s game
starts at seven o’clock and
will be played at Harris Cour
meet of the year takes place
Saturday at Pembroke where
they will be running in the
Pembroke University Tour
nament. The competition will
be extremely tou^ but Coach
Blackwell is optimistic. Bob
Pelon and Jacob Houge are
still battling for the number
one spot on the team with
Pelon having the early season
Sumter teams. He averaged 19
points per game last year at
St. An^ews and was selected
as the Dixie Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference MVP in
his junior year.
Armstrong returns four
regulars from last year’s
team that finished with a 19-7
record and made its third trip
in four years to a nation^
Wheelie Netters
Slate Debut
The Knights Wheelchair
basketball team wUl play its
debut game in the six-team
Carolina Wheeldiair Basket
ball Conference Saturday,
September 27, 1975, against
the Charlotte Tarwheels.
Saturday’s game, a double-
header, will be played on the
Harris Courts in the St. An
drews gymnasium, and will
begin at 7:00 pjm.
Knights Coach Ed Smith
says that his team vrill be
facing tough opponents in its
first conference game, noting
that the Tarwheels currently
hold the number four ^t
among the nation’s
wheelchair basketball teams.
But, Assistant Coach John
Copeland says that the
Knights have a strong
dedication factor working in
their favor. “I’ve never
worked with a more dedicated
bundi of people than this
group,”he says.
Though most basketball
teams are composed of either
all men or all women, the
Knights are a sexually in
tegrated groip, made iq) of
seven men and two women.
The St. Andrews team
played only two non
conference e^bitiMi games
last year, but this year’s
schedule has the Knights par
ticipating in ten double-header
coherence matches, five of
which will be played at St. An
drews and five away.
The next Knights game will
be held at Harris Courts wi Oc
tober 4, 1975.
Season tickets for the
Knights wheeldiair basketball
games are now oi sale at
Phillips Music Mart in Laurin-
Abbey Rolls
Past Knights
St. Andrews’ soccer once
again went down to defeat,
this time at the hands of
Bdmont Abbey. The Kni^ts
played a respectable first
half, trailing 2 to 1 after forty-
five minutes of play. Their
slim 1-0 lead looked relatively
safe with ten minutes left in
the first half but the blue
team dropped thdr guard and
Abbey scored two quick goals.
The second half marked
disaster for the Kni^ts as
Belmont Abbey scored eigh',
goals resulting in the 10 to 1
final score. Abbey’s shots on
goal total - 45 - was far
superior to SA’s 5. The
Knights lone goal came off
the foot of Casey Middleditch
OTi a slow roller past the
bewildered goalie.
This Saturday’s game
against Christopher
Newport should prove to be
the turning point in the
season. Up through the
Bdmont Abbey game, St. An
drews has played for superior
teams, as fte results have in
dicated. Christopher Newport
is a team that the Kni^ts
should have an even chance to
defeat. The Kni^ts are now 0
wins and 3 losses on the year.
SA’s opponents have scored 29
goals compared to the
Kni^ts’ total of three. These
statistics, thou^ rather lop
sided, will improve over the
next six games.
The Grab bag: For those
who don’t know and some who
Baseball: Boston’s Red Sox
apparently will end
Baltimore’s reign as
American Leagues Eastern
diamps this year using the
run producing capabilities of
rookie flychasers Jim Rice
and Fred Lynn plus the arm
of 5 better than adequate star
ters as its impetus. The
Western winners, the zany
Oakland A’s trying for their
fourth consecutive world title
should stifle the Boston of
fense enough to challenge the
Red’s in the World Series.
In the National League
playoffs, a deeper pitdiing
staff and more solid defense
give the Reds a slight edge in
what will be a dandy tussle.
The old ‘MO’ (momentum)
whidi the Pirates now have
may upset the Red applecart
WFL: Best wishes to Pat
Hadoi, Southern Cal. quar
terback as he goes to Oxford
on a Rhodes Scholarship (3.8
grade average at USC which I
am not striving to obtain ex
cept this year, and a quar
terbacking ability I wish I
would have obtained).
The Charlotte Hornets have
recovered from a slow start
and will be a major factor in
the league’s Eastern division
NFL: This year’s strike
threat has been settled just in
time butnext year coul be the
in a row (I and many
others could be out of wat
ching football) I hope I don’t
find myself swinging from my
heels at Ed Garvey who helps
to greater these messes.
Bosing: If the “Black
Superman” and SmoMn Joe
measure iq) to their first title
fight wifli a little more blood
shed; the bout most certainly
should be a thriller in Manilla
Sept. 30.
Tennis: A tip of the hat to
both mai’s finalists at Forest
Hills, champiffli Manuel Oran-
tes and Jinrniy Connors.
Orantes had more problems
during and after his-sanifinal
matdi than a 5 year old spen
ding his first day in kin
dergarten. The champion
shook off his troubles,
showing the bubbs how to
play on a clay surface. This
left Jimmy in an unusual
positioi, second in both major
championships. Connors has
begun to conduct himself veiy
well on the court recently and
did join the U.S. Davis Cup
team, whidi in ’76 should
mean its return to thh U.S.
provided we want it as baiy
as Australia nonnally does.
Mr. onnors probably would
like to be remembered as
Fwest Hills’ double diampion
with Olie Nastase. At least he
seems to be learning some
lessons in spcrtsmanship but
little from (his coach).
Gdf: Just when I thought
Jack Nicklaus would not win
a golf tournament, the Slum
bering Bear wakes up with a
final round 69 to win the
World Open over the one who
eats bear meat, Billie Casper.
Jade did the devouring in a
sudden death playoff.
Perhaps by missing a short
par putt he handed Big Nick
another victory. A1
DeRogators for playing quar
terback in the AFl, football
both must be congratulated
«i his pick in the World Series
of Golf, scrambling Tom Wat
son, a young lion with a bright
future. Would he consider
quitting them both while he’s
^ead and take up the game
of golf in his retirement?
Horse Racing: One gets the
feeling that even a hose can
be very similar to a top fli^t
American athlete. Foolish
Pleasure thus thought: “I
won the biggest; the Ken
tucky derby and I’ve no more
worlds to conquer’. Wrong.
The horse’s fifth place finish
in thh Marlboro Cup or was it
that, I honestly don’t remem
ber, should cost the Derby
wiiuier the ‘3 year old Hwse
of the Year’ honor . In-
ddentally, there are so many
cups to be won these days that
I suppose Gie coffee drinkers
of the world should stand up
and daim these cups as also
being their symbol of ex
Mike Schmidt to Dave
Kingman are battling for HR
supremacy and the strikeout
lead (no doubt). It is my con-
tentiMi Oiat in a one on one
contest with both men pit-
diing to each other, they
would eadi wind up in HR
strikeouts. Kingman has pt-
ched in the majors before but
I’d dare not underestimate
Schmidt’s lively
Kim P. ‘Wfldman’
‘Dung Fu’ Tick Tock
ST. ANOREWS Mike McOwen hnntc Unii u
^ teammate Bill Owens (6) Ind^'an
nSward?^^"' centerfidd action. (Photo) by Billy
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