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HERALD, 'age Provo, I'tah. Friday, March 25. 1977 Utah tv of Provo will the South with Keith Alfred of Pleasant Grove directing the North. The players will all be seniors who have completed their high school basketball eligibility but they may participate in spring sports. The Utah High School Activities Assn recently voted to r allow participation in such games by senior players without forfeiting their spring eligibility. The top senior basketball players in the county will comprise the two teams They were selected by coaches from high Jim Spencer By MARION DUNN The Utah high school basket-hal- l season will he extended by one game next week, but it will be a big one with the Hoys Club of Utah County rewards. reaping the The occasion will be the first annual Daily Herald Utah County All - Star game. Procee ds from the game will go to the Bjvs Club of Utah County. The game will be played at Orem High School Thursday, March 31st. at 7 30 p.m. and it will match selected All - Star teams comprised of senior players from the North and South portions of Utah County. Stars from the North will come All-Sta- former sports staff. The game is a natural with the two coaches holders of the best records in high school basketball last season Provo lost a thriller to 1 Two young Bounous of Orem, have of the Junior Utah Valley skiers, Steve Provo and Don Bills of been named as members National Ski Team for the Intermountain Region and both have high hopes of earning places on the U.S. squad. The two young men are members of the Snowbird Race Team. There are 13 boys and 11 girls on the division team which includes all of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. They are Dunn Sports Editor On Behalf of a Young Skier circuit Dear Mr. Last "Thank you for all the help you have given me and for the help in supporting me now. I appreciate the understanding of my teachers in allowing me to take necessary time away from school to race. "I would like to explain my background in skiing and tell you a little about what is involved with the race program. I hope that this will help you understand more about what ski racing is all about. I have also included some of the honors I have won and why I need funds in order to accomplish my future goals. "At the age of two and one half I started skiing and grew up in a ski resort until I was five. My family life has always been oriented around skiing and the ski industry. Although I was in ski school races when I was five or six, I never started really getting into ski racing on a circuit until I was eight. At the time I also loved to ski jump. I won the National Geland Championships at Alta three years in a row when I was nine, ten and eleven. After a back injury put me out of jumping when I was twelve. I concentrated on ski racing alone. "As I worked my way up through the different divisions; I really didn't have to do much traveling outside of Utah; but in the past four or five years, I have traveled very much outside of Utah and now the majority of my races are outside of Utah and may necessitate travel all across the United States and even up into Canada and Alaska. "Over the years 1 have competed in my races Of these races I have earned well over fifty medals or trophies, of which over forty or them havv. been first place honors. I have been chosen to the Junior National Team and won a number of National point divisional races I have become known for consistently high finishings in Slalom and Giant Slalom, just recently I placed 6th and 9th in Slalom in an International point race on the Can Am circuit at Sun Valley. "In order to reach my goals I must travel all over the nation to follow the Can Am circuit These International point races include the top racers from U S A and Canada At this ski racing is not just a seasonal thing It's a year round struggle requiring me money, coaching, equipment and natural athletic ability It takes a lot of hard work and there are politics involved to make matters worse All in all. it may be very discouraging sometimes "To learn a little about what it is like, you must read an article in January y77 issue of Skiing Magazine entitled ' Burned Out at 141" It tells about how less than ten percent of all young racers survive the chase after F I s without making it into any squads high on the Can Am circuit. I have also had many experiences which have been discouraging, not with just the rating alone, but with traveling problems, plane tickets and equipment stolen, and times when you rely on someone and they let you down There is a very high mental stress on the individual, for this is an individual sport in which you have to do your own and not expect anyone else to do it for yu,i I've had times when I don't think any thing else could be worse, but I kept going and will continue to keep going because this is my goal, which is still foremost in my mind Hut there have also been glorious limes when I've felt on top of the world, so fine that it is almost unbelievable' The goal that the ski rarer strives for is to continually try to lower his jxpints This is a romplex process The points begin just as seeding points that place the racer in the order in which he runs The lower the points, the earlier he runs and thf smoother the cwrt racer will reach a level where the points are now on Then the selected Thursday night. The players are: SOUTH Greg Ballif, Kim Garrett, Kevin Nielsen and Matt Midgley, Provo; Doug Baxter, Scott eliminated because of the need for more space and facilities. "Proceeds from The Daily Herald Utah County All - Star basketball game will be used to Pirates' were The teams 20.3 points 6-- 7 and Kelly Hansen, Phillips Springville; Bryon Peterson and Phil Burton, Spanish Fork; and Craig Buys, Pavson. NORTH Paul Stout, Ryan Liddiard and help build a new clubhouse. The young high school all - stars will be contributing their time and effort to a worthy cause and I am convinced the game will become an annual highlight to the basketball season in Utah Valley," Law said in making the announcement of the game game. In addition, Stout, Liddiard and Hatch will have an opportunity to renew their rivalry with the Provoans on the South team. Stout played exceptionally well in the state tournament and Mike Hatch, Orem; Frank Pulley and Brad Adamson, American Fork; Ray Walker, Bret Frampton, Layne Butt and Tom Strasburg, Pleasant Grove; and Keith Harr, Lehi Liddiard and Hatch were bellwethers all season. Adamson was among the top four in scoring all season. The South got a healthy bit of Area Skiers on Junior National Squad anon Kditor 's Note: The following letter was written by Provo skier Steve Bounous to Provo High School principal Hon Last. It Is a graphic description of young Bounous' problems In attempting to become a world class skier. The letter and the accompaning story about Bounous and Orem skier Don Bills concerns two tine, young skiers who are representing this area on the skiing Pittsburgh firepower since Baxter averaged per game and Ballif averaged 17. Too, the South will display a strong board game with Garrett and Nielsen, Provo's leading rebounders, and Phillips, a strong board man for the Red Devils although he's only The North, however, won't be outclassed. Allred will have familiar faces in the Walker, who averaged 18 points per game, Butt, Strasburg and Frampton. All three Vikings averaged close to 15 points per today. The rosters of the two All - Star teams are loaded with names familiar to prep fans in Utah Valley and they represent every school in the county. activities are curbed or pitcher Vernon Law, now a coach of the BVU baseball team and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Boys Club. Other committee members and their duties will be announced later. ,"Boys need to be active. They want to be doing something. During these growing years. schools in the county and by Bob Hudson of The Daily Herald from Orem, Pleasant Grove, Lehi and American Fork. Players on the South team will come from Provo. Springville, Spanish Fork and Pavson. guidance of a boy's activities is important. The Boys' Club of Utah County uses the tools of athletics, recreation, creative arts, crafts and nature to provide boys with the environment and leadership they need. "The striking impression left by a visit to the Boys' Club is that too many boys are crammed into too little space and too many eventual cnampion. Skyline, in a semifinal game and took third place in the tournament. Pleasant Grove lost only one game during the entire season, a one - point overtime verdict to Bingham in the championship battle. Tickets for the game are on sale now and will be sold by members of the Boys Club of Utah County Prices are $2 for adults and $1 for students. General Chairman of the All Star game committee will be coach Herald Sports Kditor me Co All-St- ar to a divisional and National level, and they currently competing in slalom, giant start all over again at 327.00. slalom and downhill races at Mt. "If the racer sticks with it he might Alveska. Alaska. Bills finished 38th in get to a point where he is eligible to start racing International point races. At this level he must be one of the top racers of his division. "My division is the Intermountain Division which consits of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. There are eight Wednesday's downhill competition. Bounous is among the favorites in the slalom, which will be contested Saturday. Today the skiers will compete in the giant slalom. Both Bounous and Bills have been working toward the Junior Nationals for the past 10 years. They started as teammates on the Sundance Pee Wee team. Two years ago Steve was chosen as an alternate and last year he went to Vermont. Selection of this year's team was complicated by the fact the lack of snow in the division's area has limited racing. The first qualifying races were held at Park City where Steve p'aced third once and won one race. Don 11th. placed Bounous is a graduate of Provo High School and Bills is a junior at Orem where he is an honor student. Both boys play soccer on their school teams and they also cross country ski and water ski. They come from skiing families. Steve's father, Junior, was ski director at Sundance and is currently at Snowbird. His mother, Maxine, HI j f is a certified ski instructor, His brother, Barry, was a ski racer and is currently serving a mission in Italy. Both of Don's brothers have been racers. Steve was an instructor and head coach and Bob has been a professional freestyle competitor and judge. The two young skiers are also Gelande jumpers. Don won his class at the National Alta title in 1973-7Gelande and was the only amateur ever to win the Alta Cup. Steve's brother, Junior, the the Alta Cup in 4 1970. TiVliiT divisions in the U.S. and Alaska. Then the racer is back in the late seeds again, trying to work his way up to be able to run a smooth course. Once he is in the Can Am circuit, he starts traveling all over the nation, and to keep up with the competition should travel to the Southern Hemisphere during the summer and fall to train and race.' "The Can Am circuit is as far as the racer can go, and the U.S. squads are chosen from this circuit. The "A" team competes in World Cup competition. Many racers can race for over ten years, and not even see a Can Am race. "The International points (FIS) are the basis for all International competition. Europe, Canada, and the U.S. are all on the same point system. In order to get good points, the racer must qualify by having good enough points, and then be able to travel to wherever the best point races are. Even then, because they average the top ten finisher's points for the penalty points, if the best racers don't do well or fall, the race will have high penalty the points are added points. Then with how many seconds corresponding the racer is out of first place many seconds the racer is out of first place onto the penalty to give him his points result for that particular race. That result, is then averaged in with his next best result to give him his FIS standing points. Therefore, in order to lower his points he must race many good races and have good finishes, for if he has a good finish and the points are bad. it won't help It can be very discouraging this way When a racer is at this level, trophies don't mean a thing Its the points are and how close in time he is to the winner. "I have this dream of someday competing in the Olympics. My family and I have put out much time and money to this end. But at this point in my career, my family and I just do not have the sufficient funds needed for traveling to where I need to go to keep up with the competition The funds needed for traveling back east to just one series of races can run over $600 00. I recently made the quota for the west to go back east to the best FIS point race in North America but was unable to go because of insufficient funds Now that I am graduating. I will have the time to train and travel full time But I still need money for traveling expenses I really believe that I have the abil'ty to become a top racer or I wouldn't be asking for your help in supporting me, I now have a chance to compare with those who have been training full time or going to race schools such as they have back east Now is the time I must put everything into my racing, everyday, in order to reach my goals In order to do tins I will have to travel with the Can Am circuit full tune and try to compete in the best I must be able to point races possible raise thousands of dollars in order to do this Please help me to raise this money. I will use all expenses as cheaply as possible (I'm very much 1:1 J1 STEVE BOUNOUS works his way down the course as he takes part in a skiing race. The young V srniitin.ils Timpanogos Sets Season Opener to ccording course pioicNMonal Dave Crowton. the forma! will be different from that ol previous years Teams will totiMvt of live players, one tioin each handicap range, and eat i; will have five clubs W ith which to pi, is one ball The clubs must In ( rolated every three an the pei son having the II the shot must hit the In I i lilll I ball (Mlit T t oni"'!itions st hi'iluie include foui ,.,ii,ciil p on the son !. nunc Rod and Blue tournaments April 22, June 4 July 3n and Sept 10. the Hili n leison (iicn May Provo 20 the t luli championship Aug I the inipaiiogos mateur Aug 27 and si ct al seinoi (I1UI run, cuts a I, tllier . I v, Check tie' t lubhousc olllpli'le st hedule for a ( Tile assoi latioli will conduct Its opening sot lal at the Provo Holiday Inn tonight with a social hour at ti lid and dinner at 7 .'id lieip Thank you again for youi help in the pas! and what you're trying to do for me now The event is free to all members association I i Memlx'i vhip, ii incr u he sold Those two meet at 2:15 p.m. in the Omni with the victor meeting the winner of the 4 15 p.m. game between third-ranke- d ranked NCAA North Carolina and sixth - Las Vegas for the championship Monday night. -- Nevada When the NCAA playoff began. I figured there were 20 or 25 teams capable of making it to the final four." said Las Vegas Coach Jerry Tarkanian Hut. I figured Michigan or Tennessee would be the winner in the Mideast Charlotte (unianked this season despite a record was a sur" prise Marquette Coach Al McGuire disagrees, saving. "Charlotte exposed itself when it went to the finals against Kentucky last year in the NTT All four teams m this thing are on the upswing We re all ready " I NC Charlotte has been playing varsity basketball only 12 yeais and didn't win more than 15 games until 1973-7when the 4 Hers posted a 22 4 mark Thev were 2,1 3 in 1974 75 and 24 6 in ll'T.'iTti when they went to the NIT lnials The lour NCAA semifinahsts get their first look at the 15,000 seat Omni dining practice sessions this afternoon Marquette has the court from p rn I. as Vegas from 2 3. Charlotte fioin ,'l 4 ami North Carolina from 4 5 We had trouble making a name for mil selves this past season because of our schedule." said Charlotte ("oath Lee Hose We wanted to play the bin st hauls m our state, schools like North Carolina ami NC State, but they wmildn I play us " oi th Carolina Couch Dean Smith in sss that his refusal to play Charlotte was not based on fe.tr We have a polit y that we don't plav any in state schools except the ones in ' the Atlantic Coast Cnnfete'ice said Smith " I here ate a lot of other basket hall schools in our state We could wind " up with an entire in state schedule UNC 'h.irlotte lost at Tennessee and at Wake Forest (an ACC member) by ' 28-.'- The Timpanogos Golf Association will, weather permitting, open its competitive season Saturday with its annual Red and Blue tournament "I appreciate all the help that you have given me in the past and your concern in trying to help me raise funds now I just hope that you have a clearer picture of what mv situation is and I hope that this will be of some Sieve Itounous The Cinderella 4!crs, who ('atolitu-Charlott- have marched from basketball obscurity almost overnight, take another giant step Saturday when they battle n.it h'lulh reknowned Marquette, ranked Mil:, in the opening game of the l Sincerely, il'PU ATLANTA .North ' that' Orem shows fine form as he takes part in a ski race. The young skier represents DON BILLS of this area well as one of nation's top young stars. 49ers Await Battle with Warriors how-goo- used to Provo skier is one of the best young skiers in the nation. belore two points and at St Francis (Pa by nine in the regular season, then earned a berth in the NCAA playoffs by wining the Sunbelt Conference tournament "Charlotte's strong point is its underdog attitude." said McGuire. "Their one l is their greatest asset " "McGuire will control the tempo of the game." said Rose "Marquette will cause us problems because they are so big up front " Hose figures that Charlotte's chances hinge on the playing of Cedruk, ) for-al- "Cornbread" Maxwell, a senior who leads the 49crs in scoring (22 1 ppgi and rebounding Maxwell doesn't delay offense the way We like to play 4(1 minutes of lull speed basketball." s.ud Tarkanian in personnel dictates our plav We re riot ,i hig team A lot ol teams run four corners, but no one else does it as well as North Carolina We ye go( seveial things we an do would be nice to gel ahead and not have to worry about it " North Carolina goes into Satin duvs plav in the worst plivsi. al shape of any of the seinitinalists ( enter I oin La G.inle is nut with a knee injurv. set ond team Ml America guard Phil I'oid is siii hoihered by ,m elbow in jury whit Ii kepi him out of most of the keep Cage Tournament The second round ol action in the LDS Church's Intermountain Area South basketball tournament will be a contest in BYU's Smith Fieldhouse and Richards Physical Education Building Saturday Sixteen teams each in explorer, young adult senior, combined and college classes w ill iH'gm play at a in H The mining ,( tournament is a single-eliminatio- affair The semifinals will be plaved at BVU April and the linals will be plav eil Apr il 2 1 (iymnasts to NCAA a vv i Schedule while late lead Las Vegas, averaging over 1117 ppg while inning 2H of III) games, prefers to protecting LDS many said Hose "He dribbles like a guard " Rose says he hopes Charlotte didn't plav itself out in its 75 fi8 win over Michigan in the Midwest finals, "but. if we peaked against Michigan, so be it We're not gmng to worry about it " The North Carolina Ijs Vegas game should offer a star contrast in offenses, especially if the Tar Heels are in the lead late in the game North Carolina has averaged over 84 ppg while posting a 27-- record, but likes to slow down the tempo with its "four for this to be fully recovered Saturday's contest (12 0i. have I, iiilts. corners'' second half in last Saturday's Hast Regional finals against Kentucky; and forward Walt Davis will play with a splint on the broken index finger of his shooting hand Robert Smith. Las Vegas' playmak-infever last guard, had a Saturday and was admitted to a hospital when he returned home after the West finals But Smith is expected Two ol BY I' gymnasts have qtialilied N( ,A championship competition ,'il in Teinpe. Ariz beginning Mat Isamu Maesato and Scott Bleak, who scmcd second and third in their respet tive events at the recent co- lor nference championships in will represent Albuquerque. N M BYU in all around and the parallel bars . Although HYU hail hoped at the beginning of the season to represent the W AC in the NCA A's key injuiirsto Uiiiovaii Spaihawk. Sieve Hi ewer and Dave Lindqiiist and the loss of the services of Tim Dnpp in the sidclmrse account for the Cougars' lack of depth and disappointing third place finish.