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w ' 1 " Park City by Jim Murray Xt I' I , "'I ill hi ( - y Mi v YrnYThHOT r , , Li L v, y lO 7 J L : i U I , Page Bl Thursday, March 17, 1983 Park City gymnasts look like contenders by John Kinch The Park City High School gymnastics team came within a mere four points of defeating Union, the defending defend-ing 1A2A state champions, in a tri-meet at the Treasure Mountain Middle '. School Thursday. When the final team points were totalled, tlnion had 172.8, Park City had 169.1, and Lehi, the third participant, par-ticipant, had 126. Two weeks ago in Roosevelt, the Miners lost to Union by 22 points. This week's improved Park City performance ,. greatly pleased Coach Kari Culp. "I Ihink that we have an excellent chance of defeating Union next time we face them, and I also think that our chances of winning state are equally as good," said Culp. The team did especially well in the optional categories. Michelle Black, Michelle McReynolds, and Susie Miles all picked up firsts in balance beam, floor exercise, and vault, respectively. respec-tively. Suzy Clark placed third in the uneven bars, as did Holly Scott in the vault. Clark also placed fourth in the vault. In the compulsory routines, Susie Miles had a second for the bars and Cindy Cin-dy Thaller a third. Anita Miles was second in the floor and third in the vault. Wendy Blackbourn finished fourth in the floor exercise. Marlene Murnin, who placed second in the vault at the Roosevelt meet, was in jured on her first vault Thursday Thurs-day and was unable to continue con-tinue the meet. Coach Culp said that Murnin could have made a four-point difference. differ-ence. Murnin was expected back for the Miners' next meet, ; which was held on Wed nesday against Union, Duchesne, and Emery at the middle school. ,s On March 23 the Miners'' will compete against Emery and Duchesne again, along with Richfield, at Emery. April 5 Park City will meet Union for the last time before the state finals, then Duchesne on April 7 in the last regular meet of the season. The 1A2A tournament is the following week on April 16. Before the Miners get to the tournament, Coach Culp would like to see some improvement im-provement in some specific areas, namely the optional beams, bars, and floor exercises. exer-cises. Although the team earned firsts in two of those three events last week, Culp said that more than one gymnast must place if Park City is to have a chance at state. tf. r? y . 1 " i ' - - i ' " v VY ' ' ' I Y, y: v,- ? - i I . - ,t - : ' Y :' ':Y- I j I ' I I : ; 1 14 s f K ' , , , ,-, i photo by John Kinch Lisa Boeck, from Park City, performing on the uneven parallel bars. Park City Ski Team N obisf Lawson shine in J.O. races The members of the Park City Ski Team don't have an official nickname, but you wouldn't be far off the mark if you called them the Park City Globetrotters. No, they're not widely known for their basketball skills. But they've been doing plenty of globetrotting lately with Junior Olympic competition pulling skiers in every direction. In Big Mountain, Montana, Scott Williams and Tori Pillinger are competing against the top J I ( 16- and 17-year-old) skiers in the United States. In Jackson, Wyoming, Erin Calmes, Nicki Koch, Andrea Peterson, Jason Lawson and Trevor Thompson Thomp-son are representing Park City against the best JII (14-and (14-and 15-year-old) skiers in the western and Rocky Mountain Moun-tain states. And in Slide Mountain, California, Stephanie Palmer, Katie Smith, Jere Calmes, Scott Cartier, Bret Johnson, Jeremy Nobis and Tyler Tebbs are racing against the top Jill ( 12- and 13-year-old) skiers in the western states. Since members of the Park City coaching staff are also scattered around the country, a complete listing of the early results does not exist. However, here are some of the highlights : At Slide Mountain, Park City's Jeremy Nobis finished first Monday in slalom ahead of Snowbird's Scott Martin. Jere Calmes finished fifth. Skiers from the Intermountain Division took four of the top five places. In the women's slalom, first place went to Sun Valley's Rebecca Dolsot, who edged Stephanie Palmer of Park City.Third place went to Dani Allred of Idaho Falls, giving the Intermountain In-termountain Division a 1-2-3 sweep. In the second round of slalom Tuesday, the top prize went to Mike Moe of the Northern Division. Calmes, for the second consecutive con-secutive day, finished fifth. Other Park City finishers in cluded Johnson in eighth and Nobis in 13th. In Tuesday's women's race at Slide Mountain, the top finisher from the Intermountain Inter-mountain Division was again Rebecca Dolsot, in fourth place. Palmer turned in another solid performance, finishing sixth. Park City Ski Team Coach Bob Marsh reported that heavy snow in the Sierras had forced race organizers to postpone the two downhill races until later in the week. In Jackson, Wyoming, Jason Lawson owns the top performance by a Park City skier so far, finishing second in downhill Sunday behind Keith Veyna of the Northern Division. Park City's other representative in that race, Trevor Thompson, finished 33rd. In Sunday's women's race, also a downhill, Carter Payne of the Rocky Mountain Moun-tain Division finished first, two tenths of a second ahead of Kristi Terzian of Romark Academy in Salt Lake City. Park City's top performance was turned in by Nicki Koch, who finished fifth, in spite of a knee injury suffered in training. Andrea Peterson was 24th and Erin Calmes finished 33rd. In a second day of downhill racing in Jackson Monday, Keith Veyna again took top honors among the men, Park City finishers included Law-son Law-son in fourth and Thompson Thomp-son in 19th. In Monday's women's race, Carter Payne and Kristi Terzian again finished 1-2. Park City finishers included in-cluded Peterson in 38th and Calmes in 42nd. Koch did not start. In Big Mountain, Montana, Park City's best performances performan-ces so far belong to Tori Pillinger, who finished 9th and 12th in two downhill races over the weekend. In the men's race, Scott Williams finished 22nd Saturday. Please see next week's Park City Newspaper for more results. Are you tired of the endless treasure hunt for that perfect, thoughtful gift? Are you always racking your brain for a gift for a... Hostess Birthday New baby Thank you Pregnant lady Housewarming Treat for yourself Friend with a broken leg Great way to say you re sorry Thanks for loan of a housecondo Anniversary (especially if you forgot! Wedding Open House Or any other occasion non-occasion Qfc 1 Give a truly thoughtful and imaginative gift. 4 : Give a living gift from.!. MOUNTAIN y GREENHOUSE Between Prospector Athletic Club and Dairy Queen Open 10-6 Monday thru Saturday 1800 Prosp. Ave. MOUHTUM w SMUMOUtl Proip. Sq. Hwy. 28 Plant Flowers Arrangements Gift Certificates Available We deliver The main man becomes a con When you meet Hobart Laidlaw Aiter, the first thing that surprises you is, he's wearing shoes. Hobart, you see, is America's Beachcomber. He should be nestling under a palm frond somewhere nursing a bottle of Okolehao and waiting for the copra boat, his pants held up by a rope and a tattered Panama hat atop his head and a fine stubble beard on his chin. You notice with satisfaction that he has a lovely young Polynesian wife. Fits the image. Hobie is right out of a Somerset Maugham movie. If Hemingway were to write his life story, he'd titled it "The Young Man and the Sea." No one since Morgan the Pirate has made more loot out of the bounding main than Hobie Alter. But Hobie is not really your South Seas derelict. He even wears socks. His shirts have collars in them. The glass in his hand is milk. There's money in his pockets. He's on his way to the racetrack, not some bead-hung bar with a fan in it. His hair isn't green. He doesn't even have a tan. What Hobie did was cash in on the biggest ocean-sports boom of the 20th century-surfing. century-surfing. For Hobie, the endless summer has been just that, and is still going. He was one of the sea-going Pied Pipers for an entire mass subculture in this country. Prior to Hobie Alter, surfboards had been oceanic behemoths whose tonnage rivaled that of the old three-masted schooners of the China trade. Any bigger and they could have carried cannon. They were made out of redwood, and you figured somebody broke a bottle of champagne across their bows as they were launched. Alter, who grew up in Ontario, but summered in Laguna, was one of the first to shiver the timbers out of surfing and make boards out of weightless polyurethane foam, and he put America's young on the high seas. A surfboard could now be carried around like a bottle opener and, when the surf was up, not a classroom in Southern California could meet roll-call. Pacific Coast Highway was aclog with wooden station wagons with surfboards sticking out of them like porcupines. Hollywood got in the act. So did rock 'n' roll. Gidget went Hawaiian and Hobie Alter of surfing glomerate went to the Bank of America. "When my father saw lines of kids queuing up outside my garage waiting for me to make them surfboards, he knew we were onto a good thing. Here was a sport where you only needed a pair of shorts and a sunny day to get it on." While the surfing craze was running its course, Hobie was riding out the waves himself, and he began to wonder why boating had to be such a cumbersome sport where you needed a mooring or dockage and a bulky crew. "It is said of boating that you spend three weeks on shipboard with people you wouldn't want to go to lunch with," he smiles. Hobie wanted a boat that would be a little more trouble than a board to launch. It could be beached, transported, and would be just harder to put to sea than a bathtub rubber duck. He hit on the "Hobie 14," a part-toy, part-board, part-sailboat, really The Good Ship Lollipop. It was a catamaran, a twin-hulled blue-water skateboard that could run before the wind at 25-miles-per-hour. land on a sandspit. and over 100,000 skippers were soon sailing the waters of the world, including the lakes and rivers, on them. Alter sold that company out (to the Coleman Stove Co.) for $3.5 million in 1976 and the one-time beach bum has now designed a respectable 33-foot monohull keel boat, an ocean racer. Hobie's first surfboard investment consisted con-sisted of a foam blank, a sheet of sandpaper and a jar of resin. The new Hobie 33, on view at various boat shows this spring, is the product of a million dollars of research and tooling. Clearly, Hobie, now a conglomerate of clothes, boats, boards and beach gear, has shaken the sand out of his shoes, and no longer looks like somebody standing on the dock waiting for The African Queen to come downriver with the check in the mail pouch. Hobie's getting into a three-piece-suit world. He's come a long way from the days of a pair of tattered trunks and scanning the waves for a perfect set. You wonder what's next? Hobie oil tankers? 1983 Los Angeles Times Park City Soupe Company open daily -catering private parties take-out 442 Main St., Park City (801)649-7687 Ken Ashburner, Owner Now Serving: Spaghetti Dinners Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eft 1910 Building is How Leasing The 1910 Building owners will not charge for the first 3 months rent on any 2 year or longer lease 13,000 square feet available (500 square feet minimum) Design your own space Brand new Nrick and glass construction Abundance of employee and customer parking Conveniently located in Prospector Square For more detailed information and your own personal tour, contact Richard Dudley GUMP&AYERS OTa I r r T a -r r Park Meadows Pla:a, Park City, Utah M060 649-8550 N C.