The Associated Press
Jan. 28, 1985
RENO, Nev. (AP) _ The revamped U.S. amateur boxing team, fresh from a surprising tie with the Soviet team, is looking with confidence to its next match.
The two teams, following their 6-6 tie Sunday, meet in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday.
The U.S. amateur boxing team, trying to overcome the loss of Olympic gold medalist Mark Breland and others, fought well against the more experienced Soviets. U.S. Coach Dave Jacobs said he felt ''really good about it. We would have felt happy with (an) 8-4 (loss), but we're really happy now.''
The two nations have not met in the Olympic boxing ring since 1976, but the Soviets hold a 28-6-2 advantage in dual meets dating back to 1969.
The Americans were led by bantamweight Eugene Speed of Palmer Park, Md., who knocked out Vyacheslav Shulepko at 2:28 into the first round with a combination ending with a right overhand.
CHICAGO (AP) - Aleta Sill, a 22-year-old southpaw, was almost a unanimous choice as Woman Bowler of 1984 as selected by the Bowling Writers' Association of America, it was announced today by Jim Fitzgerald of the Chicago Tribune, secretary of the group.
Sill, formerly of Detroit, now bowls out of Cocoa, Fla. She won five tournaments in 1984 to far outdistance the 1983 winner, Lisa Rathgeber-Wagn er of Palmetto, Fla.
Sill bowled in 22 tournaments in 1984, winning a record $81,452. She was first in tournament points with 13,775, and her 210.68 average was tops among women professionals.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Sprinter Valerie Brisco-Hooks and miler Sydney Maree have been named the top performers in the Albuquerque Jaycee Invitational indoor track and field meet.
Brisco-Hooks, America's top female track star at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, scored a meet record with a front-running victory in the women's 440-yard run Saturday, while Maree outran a good field of distance runners but fell short of becoming only the second runner in the meet's 22- year history to break four minutes.
Despite running what she termed a ''mediocre pace,'' Brisco-Hooks had no problems defeating her three rivals in the 440.
The winning time of 53.60 seconds was good enough to surpass the previous meet record of 54.90 set in 1982 by Gwen Gardner of the Los Angeles Mercurettes.
MUTTENZ, Switzerland (AP) - Pirmin Zurbriggen has his doctor's permission to participate in the Swiss team for the Bormio world championships, after only 15 days of recovery from a knee injury.
In an interview with Swiss radio, Dr. Peter Jenoure said Sunday the ski ace's good progress in therapy and preliminary training had made the decision possible.
Zurbriggen, the defending World Cup ski champion, has not raced since he injured his left knee Jan. 12 in a Kitzbuehel downhill and was flown to a Muttenz clinic for treatment. But last Friday he was back on the slopes for his first training since being knocked out of competition.
Jenoure had said earlier that it was not certain Zurbriggen would recover in time for the championships, set to start Jan. 31 in Bormio, Italy.
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A 76-year-old golf course employee who fell through the ice while skating on a water hazard at Summit Chase Country Club was pulled out by a teen-ager armed with the flag from the 18th green.
''This whole thing was what I would consider very stupid on my part,'' said John Kampf who was pulled from the frigid water by Mike Moore, 18.
''We saw Mr. John go through, so I just took off running as fast as I could,'' Moore said. By lying gently on the fragile ice, the young man was able to extend the flag stick to Kampf.
Thanks to Moore, Kampf was in the icy water less than five minutes. He was treated at Humana Hospital-Gwinnett for hypothermia and a cut wrist and released Saturday afternoon.