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6A--The Malakoff News, Thursday, March 19, 1981 THE In the four previous years that I have coached local youngsters in the junior league's football, basketball and baseball programs pressure has never bothered me. But this year is different. I feel the pressure. I'm not talking of parental pressure Or the stigma of having to win. Heaven knows I've bad my share of run ins with rooms and dads and I've always believed that at this stage of the game winning Is nice, but not really that im- portant. Until this year, that is. Let me tell you of the situation I created for myself. About six or seven weeks ago we were organizing the local Little Dribbler program and It came time to round up sponsors for the teams. I told league president Dee Hoyt not to worry about a sponsor for my team because The News would do the honor. That organizational meeting was on a Sunday and the following morning I was at The News office conning Ann in- to talking our brain trust into the spon- sorship. In making my sales pitch I assured Ann that the team would be successful and reminded her that last year it went undefeated. Two days later I had the $50 check in hand at which point I could feel the pressure beginning to mount deep within my competitive glands. In the days leading up to the season opener everytime I ventured into the of- fice Ann and the rest of the gang were always questioning me as to the progress of the team. I told them not to worry, it was going to be a good season. This seemed to get Ann even more ex- cited and she even suggested that we take the team's shirts and have The Malakoff News printed on the back. The season opener was a toughie against the Gregory Tire Co. team coached by Gary Ashlock. Last year 1 somehow managed to bear Ashlock and he was out for revenge this time around. Believe me, he got it• We lost 38-31 and I dreaded going to the office Monday morning. Sure enough, the first question asked was, "Well how did we do?" I mumbled the answer and quickly changed the subject. We observed an open date on the season's second Saturday so Monday morning would be no problem. Or so I thought. I went strolling into the newsroom buzzing about the exciting overtime win Chip's - Athens Muffler Shop - team had captured. After I had completed my replay of the game, Ann, staring a hole right through me, asked, "I assume you Iostt" Notice how the we had changed toJ. Talking about pressure l ! The reason I tell you of this pressuring experience is just in case, in the weeks to come, you flip to this page and find this corner blank you'll know I cracked under the pressure and was released of my contract• Oh yeah, the idea to have The News on the back of the shirts has been drop- ped. LADY CARDS IN KANSAS For the second straight year Coach Gary Ashlock and his Lady Cardinals are in Overland Park, Kansas for the NJCAA Tournament. With Texas Eastern Conference and Region XIV zone championship trophies already in the trophy case the Lady Cards were scheduled to began I I By Benny Rogers their quest for a national title Wed-. Trinidad's district title, for some nesday at 1 p.m. against LouisburgI strange reason was not named to the Junior College of North Carolina. A Lady Card win over LJC, 30-2 on theyear, would move the Lady Car- dinals into an 8 p.m. tilt tonight (Thur- sday). A loss would place them in a 2:30 p.m. game this afternoon. All Lady Cardinal games can be heard on Jacksonville radio station KOOI-106 on the FM dial. A TROJAN TRIBUTE When the.District 43 A coaches met last week to name their All District team they made sure each team was represented. But in doing so they somehow managed to overlook a very deserving player. That will not be the case here as this corner wants to salute Trinidad's playmaker, senior Vincent Norris. Norris, whose quarterhacking of the Trojans' offense and play at the top of their zone defense was a key factor in 43A team. Norris was not the top scorer for the Trojans but that was not his job. His assignment was to run the offense, which be did in a winning manner. In the four Trojan games I had the oppor- tunity to cover this season I always had the feeling that Norris was in complete control and usually he was. While Norris will not have an All District patch to don his letter jacket he will have the personal satisfaction of knowing he did his job with the utmost effort. Little Dribbler Players of the Week Returning to the top spots, which they captured after the first week, this week are Marci Ferrell and Greg Ashlock. Marci, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ferrell, easily claimed the top spot in the girls division with her 16- point performance in her team's second straight victory. Greg, son of Coach and Mrs. Gary Ashlock, netted 41 points in two games to just nose out three other players for this week's superlative spotlight. Just behind Ashlock were: (two game scoring totals in parenthesis) Bart Beasley (33), Clyde Dowell (33), Eric Clendenning (30), Billy Hughes (20) and Mike Lowery (18). Making the honorable mention list for week number three were: Mike Hoyt, Grady Baker, Rocky Hale, Paul Loper, Mark Trice, Wendy Williams, Alisha Harris, Tyra Green, Chris Ivey, ROd- ney Slaton, Steve Gregory, Frank Pat- tison, Scan Stenovitch, Donnie Hodge, Jana Clark, Michelle Wright and Tammy Holyfield. DICKSON OF EUSTACE edged out Lori Barnett of Cross Roads and Louise llornbuckle of Trinldad in the 100 meter hurdle race at the Cross Roads Girls Invitational Tournament Saturday. Eustace won the overall team total. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall ) 9 CROSS ROADS - Eustace's Lady JJulldogs captured seven first finishes and amassed 144 points to race to a first place finish in the first ever Lady Bob- cat Relays here Saturday. Placing behind the Lady 'Dogs in the team standings were Cayuga (68), Oakwood (62), Dawson (51) and Cross Roads (50!~). Despite failing to place in the team standings Malakoff and Trinidad tracksters made good showings along with the hosting Lady Bobcats. Brenda Hoyt was the highest Tigeret- te finisher, gaining a second place finish in the 400-meter dash. Louise Hornbuckle carried Trinidad's banner tvith qualifying efforts in the shot put and 100-meter hurdles. Leading the way for Cross Roads' fif- th place finish were Dana Hughes; 800- meter run, Lori Barnett; 100-meter hurdles, Connie McKinnerney; triple jump and Sandra Jolisant in the 3200- meter run. Cross Roads raced to a second place in the 3200-meter relay. FIRST LADY BOBCAT RELA~% FIELD EVENTS Shot put -- Matthews, Oakwood, 32-8; Hornbuckle, Trinidad, 32-7; Mc- Conathy, Eustacc, 29-8. Long jump -- Jenkins, Cayuga, 15-6 Johnston, Palmer, 15-3; Burrow, Oak- wood, 14-8. High jump-- Beasley, Eustace, 4-8; Dixon, Eustace, 4-8; Johnston, Palmer, 4-8. Discus -- Fortner, Eustace, 96-6; Bcrnar, Eustace, 93-4; McConathy, Eustace, 92-11. Triple jump -- Johnston, Palmer, 31- 2; Dixon, Eustace, 30-10; MCKinner- ney, Cross Roads, 30-2. 400-meter relay -- Cayuga 54.2; Dawson, 55.0; Oakwood, 55-5. 3200-meter run -- Nabors, Eustace, 14:54; Benson, 15:35; Jolisant, Cross Roads, 15:37. 100-meter hurdles -- Dixon, Eustace, O 17:47; Barnett, Cross Roads, 17:9; Hor- nbuckle, Trinidad, 18:0. 800-meter run -= Dixon, Eustace, 2:46; Vaughn, Mildred, 2:50; Hughes, Cross Roads, 2:52. 100-meter dash -- Jenkins, Cayuga, 13.09; Burrow, Oakwood, 13.60; Roland, Mildred, 13.90. 400-meter dash -- Turner, Mildred, 1:05; Hoyt, Malakoff, 1:08; Johnston, Palmer, 1 : 11. 800-meter relay -- Dawson, 1:59; Cayuga, 2:00; Eustace, 2:01. 200-meter dash -- Burrow, Oakwood, 28:4', Rowland, Mildred, 28:7; Bednar, Eustace, 29: 7. 1600-meter run -- Nabors, Eustace, 6:44; Benson, Oakwood, 7:28; Whitehurst, Scurry Rosser, 7:44. 1600-meter relay -- Eustace, 4:52.0: Cross Roads, 4:58.0; Dawson, 5:09.0. Team totals -- Eustace, 144-4; Cayuga 66; Oakwood 62; Dawson 51; Cross Roads 50~ z. ces--im- BUICK Cutlass Supreme Coupe . $700 Rebate Regal Coupe ..........$700 Rebate Omega .............. $500 Rebate Skylark ......... ss00 Rebate Phoenix ........s500 Rebate Firebird .............. $700 Rebate Grand Prix ............ ST00 Rebate Hwy. 31 E. IIII I I I I I I Athens 675-8581 ˘ , Where Service After The Sale Is As Important As The Sale Itself TIGERETTE JACKIE COLEMAN struggled toward the finish line grueling long distance run in the first ever l,ady Bobcat Relays in Saturday• Eustace won the overall team title with 144 points• (Staff Rounsa va II ) By CHARLES FREEMA; This is the first of a weekly series about sports at Trinidad High School. You will be able to find out how the Trojans are progressing right here, every Thursday. Trinidad's basketball season ended Friday night as the boy's varsity fell at the hands of LaPoynor. The boys closed the season with a District 43 A cham- pionship. With basketball season behind, the athletic focus at Trinidad High has tur- ned to track and tennis season. There are five girls and eight boys signed up for track. The girls' team includes Lori Tid- more, Sr.; Lauri Bradley, Fr.; Louise Hornbuckle, Fr.; Tammy Riley, Fr.; and Amy Rounsavall, Fr. Boys competing in track are Greg King, Jr.; Mark Johnston, Jr.; Lester Bailey, Jr. ; John Vermillion, Jr. ; Brad Elsom, Jr.; Scott McCurdy, Soph.; Scott Tupper, Fr.; and Dewitt Loven, Fr. Kylc Floyd is also planning to par- ticipate in the track and tennis events as soon as his health permits. The boys opened their track season Saturday with their first meet of the season. The boys traveled to St. Joe af- ter school Friday and spent the night• Coach Mike Cole said after the trip that the group "enjoyed spending the night" and had established a "starting point" for improvement• Their next By Charles Freeman meet is their own invitational be held Saturday. It will beginl a.m. The girls track team Cross Roads for their Saturday. Coach Bennie he was pleased with their Lori Tidmore placed eighth Louise Hornbuckle came second place in shot and a dies. Tammy Riley added toi with a fifth place in in discus. Their next meet home Saturday. The Trojan tennis teams gearing up for another season. The girls have players: Tammy Bankston, Riley and Louise have three doubles teams: more and Michelle Fu Jones and Vickie Bell; Estes and Penny Johnston. are Larry Parker, Caiman, Greg King, James Boyd and Jerry Kemp. The girls have already had tice matches: one with Thursday and one with Monday. The boys Cross Roads Monday a Linker said that the boys chance for an overall district match April 13. The l strong in their doubles good chance at their district March 31. LORi TIDMORE of Trinidad placed eighth in the 880 run in Cross day in the first area season meet. Trinidad will host a tournament this (Staff photo by Ann Rounsava II) The public's concern over food safety is equalled only by its obsession with dieting• Weight control is a common thread interwoven throughout all proposals for nutrition policy, according to Philip White, who directs the Department of Food and Nutrition for the American Medical Association. Yet, to talk about weight loss while gaining weight is not only acceptable but fashionable behavior in our society, White told those who attended the Sixth Annual Nutrition Press Symposium, co- sponsored by Dairy Council, Inc., and Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc. "We live in a country where discussion of dieting, diet books and spas is conversation at calori~-laden cocktail parties and heavy dinners," he said, "where it is chic to be thin but more chic to be on the way to thinness." White's belief that more dollars arc spent on worthless 'cures' for obesity than on all medical research is suppor- ted by statistics. Recent estimates show that the diet industry accounts for $I0 billion of the Gross National Product. White accused the latest four best-selling diet publicly advocating their trol plans without first ex the critical review of their Popularized diets fail because they cannot propriate and highly motivation and instruction successful adherence, White S In his opinion, obesity better than 100 pounds of ter which diet is chosen. should emphasize personal trol and exercise more control components such as sodium and sugar. 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