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I Page B2 Thursday, March 19, 1981 The Newspaper Austrian wins first and only downhill Sunday, March 22, 8 p.m. at the Kimball Art Center Live Music and Candlelight Tickets: $2.50 Kimball Art Center members, S3 non-members Call 649-8882 for reservations or information. Featured performers: Alan Poole, Justin Allison, Andrea. Ski the new Snowbird chairlifts-Mid-Gad, extended Gad I and Little Cloud. MORE LIFTS . . LESS LSiES. Now you can ride the chairs to the top ski over 3,000 vertical feet of Snowbird for just $10 a day! The best skiing value in Utah. ADULTS CHILDREN 12 & UNDER All Day , . $10 All Day ........ $7 Half Day . $7 Half Day $5 Half Day Hours: A.M. 9 to 1:30 p.m. P.M. 12:30 to 4:45 p.m. snowbird w ski and summer resort 521 -6040 Sun . Valley Idaho It somehow seemed fitting that the $60,000 Volvo Cup, March 6-8, which featured the only downhill on the World Pro Skiing tour this season, should have been conducted in this historic ski resort. In a winter that brought more drought than moisture to most Western ski resorts, Sun Valley has had abundant snow all season more than enough for the WPS' downhill. down-hill. And it also seemed appropriate ap-propriate that George Ager, a diminutive Austrian, and Raymond Pratte, a 24-year-old WPS rookie from Noran-da, Noran-da, Quebec, Canada, should claim the honors in this, the next to the last meet of the 1980-81 WPS season. Ager, 22, a second-year pro from Hopfgarten, Austria, and a former member of the Austrian National "C" Team, was his nation's Junior National Giant Slalom Sla-lom champion in 1976 and twice was the Tyrolian Slalom champion. At 5'7" and 135 pounds, Ager would appear to be the perfect slalom specialist, but during his rookie season in 1979-80, the Austrian surprised sur-prised everyone by winning the WPS downhill title. Ager's combined time in his two runs down Sun Valley's Grey Hawk course was 248.826. He edged out Hans Hinterseer, 27, Kitz-buehel, Kitz-buehel, Austria, the number-two number-two ranked racer on the tour, for the distinction of winning the only WPS downhill this winter. Hinterseer's two-run time was 249.045, followed by Reidar Wahl, 22, Oslo, Norway, Nor-way, 249.554, and Mark Lewis, 25, Lakewood, Colo., 250.141. A crowd estimated at 5,000 let out a collective moan when Helmut Klingen-schmid, Klingen-schmid, 27, Grossvolder-berg, Grossvolder-berg, Austria, lost a ski midway down the demanding demand-ing course in his second run. DUILDI v 6ERVIGE6 If you would like to be listed in our Building Services just call 649-9014. HOTTUBS& SAUNAS Universal Spa Systems 6960 South 400 West Midvale, Ut. 566-7727 CLEANING Millcreek Cleaners We Specialize in cleaning velvets, draperies & carpet cleaning. Kenneth Elk, Owner-Operator Call Collect 467-5131 1631 Millcreek Way Salt Lake City, Utah MAINTENANCE Shangri La Ent. 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Highway 248 Park City 649-8477 Everything for your building needs! .mm Klingenschmid, three times the Europa Cup downhill down-hill champion, had dedicated almost this entire season to this single downhill, and his first-run time of 123.686 was almost a full second faster than the nearest competitor. It appeared the downhill would belong to the Austrian. But a binding released on his second run, and after a spectacular fall, a disappointed disap-pointed Klingenschmid could only brush away the snow. While Klingenschmid spent the following day wondering about his luck, Raymond Pratte was celebrating cele-brating his. The young Canadian, on March 8, became the second rookie this season to win a WPS event. Pratte, who had reached the semifinals only once Hans Hinterseer places second in Sun Valley downhill. before this winter and that on the day when another rookie, Cary Adgate, 27, Boyne City, Mich., won his first WPS race, defeated the veteran Francisco Ochoa, 31, Madrid, Spain, for the Volvo Cup slalom honors and $8,100 in prize money. If Pratte was happy with his victory, Lonny Vanatta, 23, Steamboat Springs, Colo., the top ranked American racer on the tour for the past two winters, was ecstatic with third place. Plagued by problems all winter, Vanatta, who was ranked third at the end of the 1979-80 season but went into the Volvo Cup ranked 23rd, defeated fellow American, Cory Murdock, 22, Stateline, Nev., for third place. An emotional Vanatta told the huge crowd that gathered ga-thered for the awards ceremony cere-mony that this was the sweetest third place he had ever experienced in his life. It was the first time this winter that Vanatta had reached the semifinals. Andre Arnold, 25, Solden, Austria, who captured his fourth consecutive WPS championship the previous weekend, finished eighth in the downhill and was knocked out in the opening round of the slalom. With the final race approaching, ap-proaching, Hinterseer is looking over his shoulder at Ochoa and Richie Wood-worth, Wood-worth, 23, Peabody, Mass. With the championship gone, the battle now is for second place and only Hinterseer, Ochoa and Woodworth have a shot at The Michelob Light Cup at Mammoth Mt., Calif. March 20-22. Hinterseer has 355 points, Ochoa 330 and Woodworth 320. With Hinterseer only 25 points ahead of Ochoa and 35 ahead of Woodworth, he will have to have a strong showing in the finale to maintain his second-place ranking. . Ochoa goes to Mammoth on a hot streak, having gained two victories and a second place in the previous three WPS meets. And Woodworth, who was running run-ning dead even with Arnold during the opening weeks of the season, may be due for a victory as he has not appeared in the top four since his giant slalom victory in the Avis Cup, Jan. 17. Far West and Eastern Divisions ic races dominate Junior Olymp Skiers from the Far West and Eastern divisions swept most of the top honors at the United States Ski Association Associa-tion Junior Olympics for 14-and 14-and 15-year-olds (J.O. II) held last week at Slide Mountain, Nevada. The Far West Division took four of the top five places in the women's combined com-bined results, and the Eastern East-ern Division took three of the top five in the men's combined com-bined results. The top competitor from the Intermountain Division, which includes Park City, was Ruthie Matthes of Sun Valley. She finished seventh in the slalom, 22nd in the giant slalom, and 14th in the downhill. The best individual performance per-formance by a member of the Park City Ski Team came from Scott Williams, who finished ninth in the mens' giant slalom after starting 29th. "I was pleased with Scott's GS results because he started way back in the field and finished in the top 10," said Intermountain Coach Patti Formichelli. Williams also finished 33rd in the downhill, but was one of a long list of skiers, both men and women, who did not finish the slalom race. According to Formichelli, the pitch of the hill, the snow conditions and the extreme difficulty of the course knocked out half of the field in Friday's slalom. Other Park City skiers who joined Williams on the sidelines Friday were Shawn Hazel-rigg, Hazel-rigg, Tori Pillinger, and Kim Beattie. Formichelli said the skiers from the Intermountain Division didn't perform as well as she had hoped. "But it was real good to go out there to see what you have to work against." One of the biggest handicaps handi-caps facing the Intermountain Intermoun-tain skiers was a lack of experience in downhill. There are no downhill races on the Intermountain Division Divi-sion schedule, so skiers who want that experience must go either to Colorado or to the West Coast. To make matters worse, there was only time for two training runs before the actual race. "Even though they didn't have the downhill practice, they were really solid-looking," solid-looking," Formichelli said. The top Intermountain skier in the women's downhill down-hill was Liesl Schernthan-ner, Schernthan-ner, who finished 13th after starting in 41st place. Park City's Tori Pillinger also skied well, finishing 20th after starting 39th. Shawn Hazelrigg was the top Intermountain skier in the men's downhill, finishing 23rd after starting 67th. In other results, Pillinger finished 25th in the women's giant slalom and Hazelrigg finished 39th in the men's giant slalom. "Inconsistency was a problem with us," Formichelli Formi-chelli said. "It's not that our kids aren't capable. They just didn't perform consistently." consis-tently." Conspicuous by her absence ab-sence was Park City's Lei-lani Lei-lani Soares, one of the most promising racers in the mountain Division. She has been sidelined by a recurring knee injury since early in the season. "It's too bad Leilani wasn't there, because those are her contemporaries," Formichelli said, pointing to some of the top racers. The J.O. I racers (16-18 year olds) are currently competing at Incline Village, Nevada. Results will be, reported in next week's Newspaper. Gymnasts win in Duchesne In spite of losing three team members, including captain Lisa Thaller, to the flu, the Park City gymnasts recorded their second win in as many meets at Duchesne Thursday. Joining Park City and Duchesne in a three-way battle for the top spot was Union, a 2A school from Roosevelt. The final standings stand-ings found the Miners on top with 215.90 points, followed by Union with 203.20 and Duchesne with 187.85. Finishing Fin-ishing in fourth place, well off the pace, was North Rich with 44.09 points. Park City sophomore Terri Potts jammed a finger before the meet, but still managed to take first place in the optional all-around standings on the basis of a second place in the floor exercises and third on the bars. Teammate Connie Hamilton Hamil-ton finished in second place behind Potts in the optional all-around standings, and Anita Miles took third in the compulsory all-arounds, finishing in the top five in three of the four events. Individual results are listed in the scoreboard section. The schedule now calls for Park City to host a meet on Thursday, V rch 26. However, How-ever, a conflict has forced that meet to be moved rescheduled to Wednesday, March 25. That meet is set to start at 1:50 p.m. Utah teams move closer to NCAA championship By Richard Barnum-Reece It was back around 1967 when the University of Utah went to the final four of the NCAA tournament and was beaten by Texas Western in the first round. Jerry Chambers Cham-bers was Utah's hotshot guard. Chambers d.dn t dominate the boards like Danny Vranes or Tom Chambers, but he could put the ball down the hole. The past week was reminiscent rem-iniscent of those times because be-cause Brigham Young, which won the NIT back then while Utah was advancing in the NCAAs, beat the stuffings stuff-ings out of UCLA. It was a game few people could call an upset because of the way the Cougars completely dominated the once-powerful Bruins. "Danny Ainge just gave a clinic out there," said Coach Harry Anderson of Brigham Young. What he didn't say is that no one but the people wearing Brigham Young blue came to the clinic. UCLA, with its rocket-bodies playing at the guard line and kangaroos on the front line, was devastated 78-55. It was not a good day for seeded teams in the. NCAA tournament. Not only did UCLA go under, but Oregon State, De Paul, Louisville, Iowa and a host of other teams that were picked by some to make it to the final four were demolished. "Thank goodness we had a Danny Ainge on our team when UCLA started playing the freelance game," Coach Frank Arnold said after his team's victory. Indeed. Danny Ainge and Danny Vranes were incarnate incar-nate Godzillas for their respective teams last weekend. week-end. The University of Utah blew Northeastern off the court at the preliminary tournament down at Texas El Paso. At one point, after Coach Jerry Pimm brought in the subs, the Utes were out 38 points. Utah's , victory was 94-69 after the substitutes played out the string. They meet North Carolina at the Special Events Center Thursday and you can be sure that their coach, Dean Smith is going to have his team primed for an explosion. In the win against Northeastern, North-eastern, Vranes was named the most valuable player after coming out on the floor and scoring five of six from the field the first half, and ending up with 27 points. It was a day for Vranes to finally assert himself after lackluster games against Wyoming and Brigham Young. Tom Chambers, the Utah center, jerked down 11 rebounds in the first half and ended up with 21 points. Karl Bankowski picked up 15 in a well-played game. Pace Mannion, who suffered a black eye early in the contest because of an errant elbow, scored eight points. Scott Martin had six points. The University of Utah attacked the Northeastern zone better than they have played any other zone defense de-fense this year. Not only did they penetrate at will and pass to the off man for the easy shot, they also scored well with the 15- and 20-foot jump shot. They scored so well, in fact, that the only Ute not to get a point was Steve Folsom, the tight end from the football team who came out to keep in shape as a practice player. On Thursday, Utah plays North Carolina, and Brigham Brig-ham Young plays Notre Dame.