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rrPag e "" ,,,, ............ ,,, 10 Cheney Free Press Thurs., Dec. 30. 1976 SPORTS %_ Bob Jundt the man Sideline Report By Bob Mims While the area was bracing for a midweek basketball classic at Eastern Washington State College, other news in our region's sports world almost went unnoticed--the resignation of Medical Lake football coach Bob Jundt. It's always sad to see a well-liked person move on...and although Bob's record with the Cardinals the past three years has not been sparkling, many coaches would gladly settle for winning as many as they lost (during Coach Jundt's reign over Card football, ML has compiled a 13-14 r,ord). But you can't measure a coach's effectiveness by his win-loss ledger totally...and it's in those things you can't measure that Bob Jundt comes out a real winner. I had the privilege of working with Bob this past season, and grew to respect and like him a great deal...he always was available, open, and honest. The first time I met Bob was when I went out to cover a pre-season Cardinal scrimmage last summer. To tell the truth, I was looking for someone else than the person I found, and if I re- member right, I asked this tall, slender fella where I could find the head coach. When I found out that the tall slender fella was the head coach, I was a little embarrassed--he seemed more like a literature teacher volunteering as an assistant...at least in appearance. His quiet greeting and neutral handshake--as opposed to the louder acknowledgements and violent handshakes I'd been use to from grid mentors--did nothing to change that image, but when I saw the way the kids responded to the man, I knew I'd found THE Bob Jundt. l watched from the infield of the Card arena while Bob put his team through the paces. It was a quiet, sunny day, and the perspir- ation flowed freely from the ML recruits, the only sound labored breathing and the clatter of shoulder pads clapping together with the motion of running bodies...and all the time there was Bob- offering occassional praise with a smile, rewarding effort with brief rests, sometimes looking into the summer haze with a fara- way look. Finally there came the final moments of the practice, and a fatigued group of Cardinals gathered together at the end of the field--60 athletes shingin with the gleam of perspiration, some running their fingers .through their hair, feeling the warm breeze on wet brows. A way with kids Bob slowly walked over to the group, and suddenly raised his arm for attention. "How many love conditioning?" he shouts the ques- tion, slanting to and fro between the lines of players, raising his hand to encourage an answer. Four or five players hoarsely re- spond with a less-than-enthusiastic "yeah." The coach smiles to himself, begins to walk back to the front of the group after his expedition, and quickly spins around and asks, "How many love football?" and this time the team responds with a tired, but acceptable chorus of affirmatives. He's setting them up, I remember thinking. What's next? I soon got my answer with his next query. At the top of his lungs, the Cardinal grid general asks, "How many love GIRLS?" Even in the open spaces of the ML football field, the response was deafening, and what's more important, the faces of some tired players lit up with smiles, and somehow you knew that Bob Jundt had won them over. A final lap, and the team took to the showers. Just as suddenly as he'd turned into the ultimate cheerleader, Bob was once again the silent and thoughtful football coach I'd briefly met when I'd first come. With a deep, satisfied breath, Jundt sat down with me on the grass at midfield. The conversation was casual, and I thought we hit it off immed- iately. We talked about the team, how he expected to do, about Medical Lake and its people, but mostly about the kids. Airman Rosen in Mississippi Airman Lynn D. Rose, a 1976 graduate of Cheney High School and the daughter of U.S. Air Force M. Sgt. (Ret.) and Mrs. Edwin R. Rosen of 805 Villard, Cheney, was recently assigned to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. following her completion of basic training. Rosen will now receive special training in avionics systems dur- ing a six-week course. She com- pleted her basic training at Lack- land AFB, Tex. earlier this month. Ms. White promoted Nancy S. White, a former stu- dent of Eastern Washington State College and daughter of Mrs. Sterling White Jr., 411 Presley Drive, Cheney, was recently ele- vated to the rank of senior airman. Nancy is an auto-track radar repair expert, and is presently assigned to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. ,/ "I don't really know what to expect from this this year. but I guest that's what makes them so exciting., these kids are excited about football and enthusiastic, and that's what makes them so great," I remember Bob telling me as he watched them trot toward the showers. And that's just the way Bob was with his kids...he cared for them, and in return, although outinanned most of the season, they cared for him too, and never gave up when they were down. And although they wouldn't know it, they sent their coach down the road with a win when they downed Clarkston at ML in the final game of the season. The Cards went 2-7 in 1976. for the record. But what the records and statistics of the past three Cardinal football seasons can't show is the glimpses this writer and his team got of Bob Jundt the man. tloop ltopes Since the first high school games weren't until Wednesday night, and the collegiate gaines were late Tuesday, I don't have the re- sults as of this writing for last week's Hoop Hopes predictions. I'll include those results in next week's column, as well as predictions of that week's basketball action. Only one game falls within the coming publication week, but here's the pick anyway. CIIENEY AT COUER D'ALENE-The Hawks will have their work cut out for them against the Vikings in the Idaho resort city next Tuesday, and the odds are for CDA to dispatch Cheney on their home floor...but I'm going out on a limb and hoping for an upset in the belief that Cheney's five is about to jell ..... CltENEY 74, CDA 68. Favorites advance in classic EW, Marymount victorio Leav_noia from his football coaching posi- th e oo m e tion last week, having compiled a 13-14 record over three seasons at Medical Lake football coach Bob ML. tie will retain a teaching Jundt announced his resignation post. More on page 6. Eastdrn Washington State's Screamin' Eagles basketball team was to take on Concordia in the 9:30 p.m. finale of yesterday's EWSC Christmas Basketball Classic after having shellacked Western Montana 97-64 Tuesday evening at the Eastern Special Events Pavilion. The tournament's other college favorite. Marymount of Kansas, also advanced in taking a closer 88-82 decision over Northern Montana. Other teams winning Tuesday were Concordia, a 59-52 victor over Northwest Christian, and Westmont. an 89-61 winner over Western Washington. lligh School Tournament action was to get tinder way Wednesday line against potent Medical Lake, 7-I on the year under new coach Jack Cleveland. Cheney's Black- havks were to meet Deer Park at p.m. in the other game of the four-team high school division. College games scheduled Wed- nesday had Northern Montana and Western going at it in the sunshine slot at 12:30 p.m., Northwest Christian and Western Montana trying to even their roundball ledgers at 4, Mary- mount facing Westmont in a semi-final match at 6, and Con- cordia taking the measure of Eastern at 9:30. The champion- ship and playoff for third and fourth places are slated for 9:30 and 6 tonight, respectively. The Eagles made their early when unbeaten State B Champion ,season mark 6-1 in downing the Brexster, boasting a 61-game outmannedWestern Montana en- winning streak, put it all on the try, and got rolling with a 19-2 stretch in the first seven minutes of the first half before posting a 58-43 halftime lead. Another lop- sided run, this one also 19-2, was registered in the first nine min- utes of the second half before the reserves came in with a 7745 lead. All-American center Ron Cox canned 22 points in the first 20 minutes for Eastern on eight fieldgoals and a six for six per- formance from the charity stripe to lead the Eagle scoring. Mike Heath registered 15, Paul Hun- genberg 12, Reed 11, Jim Savage 10. Vic White, Gene Glenn and Ray Palmer eight each, 6-10 re- serve postman Martin Harpole two, and Bob Gatlin one. Terry Campillo led the Western Montana five'with 23 points. Marymount, ranked third in the nation last year in small col- lege ball, had to scramble in the late going to post their narrow win over Northq having led the Big Sky I0, 55-45, at In fact, the Spartans I ing 74-57 at the the second half Montana rallied for 14 u ed points, could tally only three minutes, Marymount victory. The near surprise round of action was Christian's near cordia that got away underdogs in the of their game with the The Crusaders trol throughout the trailing 51-42 with ei to go, rallied to a 4:57 on the c]ock...but cordia squad held the scoreless for the utes while hitting of their own to post the' Card matmenprepare for The Medical Lake Cardinal wrestling team will take a week- long Christmas vacation before resuming dual action with a Frontier League match against East Valley next Thursday, ac- cording to ML grappling coach Mike Carr. The Cards posted their fifth vic- tory in seven outings this season with an impressive 39-18 victory over AAA University of the Greater Spokane League on Dec. 21, after having downed Liberty (in a mostly jayvee match), and Sandpoint Dec. 16 and 18 respec- tively. The Cards won three matches in a row from 108 to 129, and registered a pair of wins at 148 and 158 while trading contests with the Titans in the remainder of the match. The U-Hi matchup featured a pair of bizarre wrestling turn- Park and Rec. registration set today After over a month of planning, the Cheney Parks and Recreation Department takes the wraps off its winter schedule of activities today when it opens its doors for registration for activities that range from city league basket- ball, gymnastics and dancing of all kinds, to guitar lessons, need- lework, self defense, hunting and outdoor survival. Contained within this issue of the Cheney Free Press is a full page of activities being offered Date change The beginning and intermedi- ate belly dancing classes will begin Jan. 10, a change from the Cheney Parks and Recreation's earlier date of Jan. 3 published in the department's official bro- chure, according to Recreation Supervisor Vesta Smith. The classes will be eight weeks long, last through Feb. 28 of next year, Ms. Smith reported. The beginning classic and folk guitar classes (number 11 and 12 in the brochure) will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 11 and run through March 1, Ms. Smith added. SAVAGE PIZ PARLOR i Happy New Year b" " .: OPEN | NEW YEARIS eve 11 ,.m. to p.m. NEW YEAR S DAY 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call ahead for vour New Years Eve order. =-, ,- For l,i(]kul , ,'all 235-6193 ,= .,,.... eExpires 1-31-77. .,..,,, ...... -- e77. 1 "" oF..; lOO -'* or 16 PIZZA Ol-l;lMl= = OF SPAGHETTI $125 [ P i Z Z A],. PARLORJ [ PI Z Z Aj,.PARLORI P ITCH E R S Good at  Good at All Locations J by the department for Cheneyites this winter...so take a look, and if interested, walk, ride or run down to City Hall today from 1 to 6 p.m. and sign up. The registration continues next Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 3, 4, and 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cheney Parks and Recreation offices at 312 C Street. Most courses begin Saturday, Jan. 8, others during the follow- ing week, Jan. I0 through 14. Courses included on this win- ter's recreation menu are city league basketball, basketball fundamentals, gymnastics, tumbling, skiing, belly dancing, tap dancing, jazz dancing, guitar, needlework, crewel embroidery, self defense, hunting safety and survival, pre-sehool play, senior citizens meetings, and much, much more. abouts, with a pair ot state veter- ans falling victim to less-herald- ed matmen. U-Hi's Joe Kirschten being pinned by Medical Lake's Joe Gillespie at 158, and the Card- inals Dave Caldwell experiencing a bad night in losing a 7-1 decision to the Titans Brad Pring .in the 168 matchup. Dec. 21...ML 39, U-Hi 18 101--Kevin Brumgard 8-6 dec. 168-Tim Hawkins (U) pinned Ron Kull. ll5-Randy Repstock won by pin. 122--Kent Scott won by pin. 129-Rory Morren 19-2 dec. 135-Mike Block (U) 14-10 dec. over Kent Bowman. 141-Kent Frampton (U) 5-3 dec. over Dale Brumgard. 148--John Katz 8-7 dec. 158--Dave Gillespie won by pin over Joe Krischen, U-Hi State AA vet (Dave won "Wrestler of the Week honors for this win). 168--Brad Pring (U) 7-1 dec. over Dave Caldwell (Dave's first loss.) 178--Ed Garmon 12-3 dec. 190-Dan Doughty (U) 6-4 dec. over Darrell Laird. HW-Ken Brown won by pin. Dec. 16...ML 35, Liberty 32 101--Dave Coolidge (ML) pin- ned Jim Traband Scheffler (ML) 3-1 Anderson. ll5-Junior 1 pinned Mark DeGon (Lib) 13-2 dec dy Betz. 129--Robert (Lib) p Lannie Gray (ML) Cornwall. pinned Paul Nelson (Lib) 11-I dec. Brumgard. 158-John 11-1 dec. over Dane Ed Garmon (ML) wo 178- Roger Andra Justin Vaughn. (ML) 9-0 dec. over HW--Dan Browning Jeff McClure. Dec. 18...ML 44. 101--Ron Kull in Brumgard 16-8 dec. Repstock 11-1 dec. 84 dec. 129--Rory 135-Marty Peterson 4-2 dec. 141--John point) 7-0 dec. 148--Jo! dec. 158-Amel Smith 8-7 dec. 168--Dave dec. 178--Ed Garmon Darryl Laird pinned. Timblin (Sandpeint) Turkey Shoot winners Paul Jones, Gary Ide and Mike Jerue were the winners of three turkeys for their shooting skills in the recent Cheney Parks and Recreation Turkey Shoot. Jones was a first place winner in the muzzle loading rifle class, while Wayne Foland registered a second place finish with the ancient weapon. Ide took his first in the .22 caliber rifle' tion, with Wayne ond. Mike Jerue was the shooter in winning while Maurice with a second place gun category. Wide Variely of Samples to View ! \\;o Wedding I,'" Invitations Napkins Thank You Notes Jnuiiaiio From The Cheney Free Press