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THF OHIO COUNTY TIMES, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, NOVEMBER 21, 173 3 Open 1973-74 Cage Slate cbride n { t Home Against McLean Co. sprts l It would be a crime if artificial of publicity but they are guys who Coach Cecil Goff has indicated Mike Winstead and Larry Render will anchor the starting corps on the strength of their experience but that the other spots will be filled as in- dividual players develop. definitely will have on the floor against L County in the season opener but that&apos;s no indication five will start the second WHEEL HORSE lawn & garden tractors ' RIDIR R 26 RANGER 700 + ., COMMANDO 8()0 4 SPEFD r End Clearance MENDOUS Savings NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED all 1973 models they last) 1973 Inventory MUSt Go/ UP TO s150 o, sommoz,s R-26 7 HP Recoil - Reg. '489" - Sale $ouuOO, mn :Iil1100et ;me 7 HP 11goll -+Reg. =" - Sale =5590o. For 1974 You Can Choose From 11 Models 10, 12, 16, 18 or 19.9 HP - 4 Speed, 8 Speed & Automatic We Service What We Sell .-- -- MIDWAY MARKET Highway 231, Route 4, Utica, Ky. 7 Miles North Of Hartford BLACKOUT? FRIGHTENING THOUGHT, ISN'T IT? BUT IT CAN AND DOES HAPPEN! ..llS a small lnll initlortiint sl,71iil,iil o1' Ihl, l)olt'r induslix, t' ;ll't, t'(llll'('rllt,d. 12or %1,;11",. Il' liat' ilrgel| rl, giOlial alill lialiolial |)lililliili7... t,\\;l)alldt'd gl, lit, rlilill capacil% . . . illh, l.iol.kin 7 7rids hi pool alld (,l.haligt, l)olti, l,. We'll do our part.., and then some... for our consumers, our community... and our nation. "Our situation is looking a lot better but we're still looking at several boys," Goff said. The new first-year coach of the Eagles said a big improvement has been shown on defense and added, "the team is working as a unit." Goff said the defense is being planned around big Winstead. "We try to get the defense to force the offense into the middle, thereby cutting off as many baseline drives as possible." Injuries have played a key role in Goff's recent plans but are not ex- pected to seriously hamper the team on opening day. KevinAshb', a 6-foot junior for- ward-guard, has been hobbled by a knee injury but is expected to see action against McLean County. Ashby sustained a bruised knee but should be near full speed for the opener. Golf said Paul Fields got off to a slow start with a hip injury but is starting to come around. Terry Johnson, a 205-pound, 6:3 sophomore forward, will be out all of this week with an ankle injury. Dwight Raymond, a 6-1 junior forward, suffered a calf injury several days ago and has been slow returning to top form. The Eagle basketballers inherited one injury from the football team. John Danks reported to Coach Goff with a broken finger but the cast has been removed and Danks is expected to see a lot of action. "We have so many boys with a shot at the starting five and missing a day's practice hurts their chances," Goff said. Goff said he is hoping for a real good team during the early going. The team has played two scrimmage games against Apollo and Christian County McLean County has one player that probably would have been a starter this year for Ohio County. Gary Russell transfered to McLean fom Ohio County and wail be a starting guard. Gary is the son of Eagles athletic director Jake Russell. Duck Population Remains Uncertain Since the duck migrations into Kentucky have just begun, it is still too early to arrive at any estimate of this year's duck population in the state. But reports from the Depart- ment of the Interior and from Ducks Unlimited indicate that the over-all number of ducks may be down as much as 30 per cent from last year, according to Jim Moynahan, manager of the Ballard County Wildlife Management Area. But in spite of these pessimistic early reports, Moynahan also says that the early duck counts on Ballard reveal that there are about the same number of ducks as last year. Tke expected decrease in numbers this :year's Shorter from Dec. i2-J#nuary 20. )wever,"there has been some relaxation in the rules governing the taking of redhead and canvasback ducks. While hunting for these two species was prohibited last year, hunters may take one canvasback or one redhead (but not one of each) during the upcoming season. The possession limit is also one can- vasback or one redhead. Like last year, hunters may take only two wood ducks daily and have no more than four in possession. With the above restric- tions, the daily limit of four and the possession limit of eight may be made up of any species of ducks. The daily limit on coots remains at 15 with a possession limit of 30, and the limit on mergansers is five with a possession limit of 10. But only one hooded merganser is permitted daily, with no more than two allowed in possession. During the period of December 12- December 20, hunters may take, in addition to the basic bag of four ducks, two additional blue-winged teal daily and have four additional in possession. Since the daily bag may also include or be made up entirely of blue-winged teal, during the period December 12-December 20, it is possible for a hunter to have six blue- winged teal in his daily bag or 12 in possession, providing he has no other type of duck. Hunters are also allowed a bonus on scaup during the entire season (December 12-January 20) and may have two additional scaup in their daily bag and four additional in possession. Like blue-winged teal, scaup may comprise all or a part of the daily limit. Duck hunters are subject to the usual licens{ng requirement for Kelitucky, but+those over 16 must .s 9als pUrchase a f/gderal, migratory la[i-tl hunting stamp (duck stamp). All persons transporting waterfowl must leave one fully feathered wing or the head attached to the bird for iden- tification purposes. Duck hunting is permitted on all public hunting lands except Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area (Madison County) and Dewey Lake Wildlife Management Area (Floyd County). Also, the Sauerheber unit of the Sloughs area is closed not only to hunting but also to fishing, boating or trespassing from October 15-March 15. While duck hunting is allowed on the Ballard County Wildlife Area, advance reservations are required. Also, certain bays and refuge areas on Barkley and Kentucky Lakes are posted, and waterfowl hunting is prohibited in these areas. In addition, a portion of Barren River Lake has also been set aside as a waterfowl refuge. All of these refuge areas are marked by signs, and hunters should remember to watch for these posted areas while hunting on these three lakes. "BASS IN THE PAN" Bass are excellent food fish hit prep- aration must begin the minute fish is caught. Either keep them alive on stringer or put them in a portable re- =++ !--"  fr gerator If in the latter, do notldzCe '++++-- t // ;  r" ! r  ..,. hem in melting ice water. After fish- .t ,.g, <l.,.ss ,.re.late+ ,,,,,r - bass of l, pounds or more'miy be D  filleted. Avoid using water as much , as possible in cleaning. -;. 00ofi,ethass-(a>Cotondotted,., , '=/i "m"" (b) P)el back skin as shown. Repeat %  ',-'':  On opposite side, (<' k ! " C-=----"'-- (c) Cut fillet close .. to bone. one from each side. D TRUST COMPANY ___ HARTFORD, KENTUCKY ' iNTIITOWN AND SPINKS SHOPIqNO iNT! 0000OflE, (.',,rp,,r.# i',. P. O. Box 1389 - 31 I! Fairview I)r., ()v,i, nshor(), kX. playing surfaces ruined the career of Kentucky's brilliant Alfred "Sonny" Collins. The fleet running back from Madisonville has downgraded such surfaces since starting his college career and last week disclosed that fake turf "kills" his knees and ankles. Collins sat out most of the second quarter and some of the third against the Gators because of an injury and his absence sorely hurt the Cats' offensive effort. It would seem artificial surfaces are here to stay despite an in- vestigation prompted by the number of injuries believed to be associated with non-grass fields. Also, we hear increased cries about the number of field goals, particularly in professional football, and how the toe has replaced the more accepted running and passing game. Part of the blame, perhaps, can be placed on artificial surfaces. Week after week we see outstanding runners fall victim to the man-made carpets. Yardage that would come easy on real grass is much more difficult to come by. As a result, the run that might have produced a first down is left one or two yards short and in trots the kicking team. It is not uncommon for today's kickers, especially those employing the soccer style, to boot the ball 45 or 50 yards. Naturally, three such kicks will put more on the scoreboard than an old-fashioned touchdown. Collins might easily have the type of legs that will permanently hamper his play on fake surfaces. If this is the case the budding super star can forget about a pro career and much of the remainder of his college career. A player can develop a mental block about this type of handicap and all of the ace bandages and special cleats in the sports world will not alter the situation. Russell Rice, the UK sports in- formation director, told us by phone Monday morning that part of the problem lies in the fact that both Collins and Doug Kotar are extremely fast starters and simply cannot get their feet under them. Rice said plans are underway for the installation 'of an artificial turf :' iiractice field in+ rd  to. ;better' prepare the team for those games on such surfaces. "Sonny will just have to get over it," he said. We also learned from Rice that Harvey Sword, the Cats' outstanding offensive guard, will miss the final game with a shmRder separation. Sword was hurt on the last play of the Florida game. "Players like Sword don't get a lot make the holes for Collins and Kotar," Rice added. The Ohio County youth football season is over but rumblings still are being heard from around the circuit. Rhoades l-lester and his young Cowboys won the league cham- pionship and went undefeated in the process. In fact, the Packers were the only team to score against the champs and this came about during the last game of the season. Some of the league's coaches did not approve of Hester's coaching tactics and have been less than shy about voicing thefr criticism. They feel Hester was too stern with his players and condoned methods that were detrimental to the rest of the loop's teams. It is not my place to pass down judgements on coaching because I know nothing about the profession. I do, however, know a little about the fruits of coaching. By being a "little rough" on his players and by teaching hard-hitting football, Hester and his team walked off with the glory. Despite arguments to the contrary, winning is the all- important name of the game. Some coaches feel the players in the newly-formed league should not have been subjected to such harsh stan- dards...that the little guys should have been allowed to play their own inexperienced brand of ball and have fun in the process. This constitutes the two schools of thought covering the subject. Football, by nature, is a rough game. If a player is properly con- ditioned and trained his chances for injury are reduced. A well-trained boy knows bow to hit and how to get hit. Players without this knowledge are openly exposed to the many breaks, bumps and bruises the game has to offer. Such training should be of the ut- most importance even if a team does just "play for fun." Hester apparently is strong on winning and the overall effort of his team proved the players felt the same way. This is 'not to say the 9pposing ohes do hot have just and valid arguments. They coached in a manner believed most beneficial to their players. To start with, they deserve a great deal of respect and admiration for even taking the coaching positions. The problem, if indeed there is a problem, can only be resolved by a meeting of those minds that control the rules and the conduct of the coaches. Fred Hatfield New Manager Of Triplets I Fred Hatfield, present holder of one of baseball's most successful managerial records, today was named manager of the Evansville Triplets for 1974. The former major league infie[der's teams have won five straight championships--the last two at Montgomery, Alabama, the Detroit Tigers AA Southern League affiliate, The announcement was made jointly in Evansville by Triplets Owner Donald V. Labbruzzo and in Detroit by the Tigers Director of Player Development, Walter A. "Hoot" Evers. The Evansville Triplets recently signed a three-year working agreement with the Detroit Tigers. As a player, the 49-year-old Hatfield acquired the name "Scrap Iron" because of his willingness to do anything to win and winning is just what his teams have been doing since he became a manager in 1960. In his maiden year as a pilot at Little Rock, Arkansas, Hatfield beat the odds by capturing the Southern Association playoffs with a club stocked with cast-off players from several organizations. His team had finished third after posting a 82-69 record, and he was named Manager of the Year. Then his 1961 Little Rock Club finished third, and his 1962 Modesto, California club finished second. In 1963, he was player-coach at Denver, and he finished the season as manager at Jamestown, N.Y. Then in 1964, he accepted the head coaching position at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he x still residesi In six years there (1964- 69), his teams qualified for the NCAA tournament four times and twice reached the College World Series at Omaha. Hatfield became a roving minor league instructor for the St. Louis Cardinals in the summer of 1969, a post he held for three seasons, while taking time out to manage Licey in the Dominican Republic winter league to pennants in 1969 and 1970 and Lewiston to a Northwest League title in 1970. Impressed by his credentials, the Tigers hired the veteran of eight major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1950-52}, Tigers (1952-56), Chicago White Sox (1956-57) and Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds (both 1958). Born in Lanett, Alabama, on March 18, 1924, Hatfield graduated from Troy (Ala.) State Teachers College in 1950, shortly after making his major league debut at Boston. The confident skipper believes he can manage anywhre in baseball. He recently told an Evansville sports writer: "I was a college coach," he says, "so I know how to work with kids. I played in the majors, so I know what it's like up there. I managed in the Dominican, so I understand Latin players, and I get along well with black athletes because I treat everyone alike. Labbruzzo said they were unable to bring Hatfield to Evansville at this time because he is on an extended vacation through Mexico but will do so in January.