The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, February 14, 1979, Page 7, Image 7

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larvin’Darvin grapples
\ith first college season
|||y Laughlin
■ him Darv, Darvey,
I Darvin, or just plain
[Trammal, the nickname
loose won’t really matter.
Jshman grappler at CCC
jig better these days.
■bushy haired freshman
Intly on what he calls a
lies, salads and fluids
ten in and burned off
■practice. “But I eat a lot
| the weekend, and
■have eaten enough so
■Monday and Tuesday,
■ hurt me to not eat. I
Ito the nutritional foods
me week,” he said.
1134 pounds is, in Dar-
jinion, the ideal weight
[sturdy frame, it wasn’t
Ijhtthe Canby graduate
Led on his debut as a
I wrestler.
lie has to cut weight at
winning of the season,
I you’re fat and out of
[There are some who
ley are tougher at lower
I. That’s one thing you
try to do is cut weight so you
are the biggest of the smaller
guys out there, ” he said.
Even after slaving off 30
pounds at the beginning of the
season, Darvin hinted that the
coaching staff here wants him
to cut still further to the 126-
pound classification. “I’m a
happy wrestler at this weight.
I’ve wrestled at 134 pounds
since I was a freshman in high
school. I’m not .going to cut off
my leg for Norm (the coach),”
he said.
Sweating it out within the
white circle isn’t Darvin’s only
love. As a high school com-
petitor, he was an all-league
nose guard for the football
team, and has played baseball
as well. “I just love com­
petition,” he said. “I always
went out for nearly any sport I
could go out for. I have an
older brother who wrestled,
and I used to go down and
work out with the eight-grade
team. I didn’t lose, in fact not
until I was in high school did I
lose to anyone.”
Darvy describes his style as
one of strength and agility, but
noted the wide variety of
wrestling mannerisms posessed
by his other teammates. “There
are teams like OSU that has
one style, but most of the guys’
styles on our team vary. There
are people who know a lot of
moves, and can work a match
to where they win by three or
four points. Then there are the
hustlers that go for it and tear
up the mat as hard and as fast
as they can, and people who
depend on strength and muscle
to win a match. Then there are
people like Tim Jones who is a
technician, and knows exactly
what the other guy is doing out
there, and Rich Smith, who is
awesome on the mat. His
whole style of wrestling is that
he isn’t going to let you
breathe for a second, because
he’s going to be chasing you
around the mat,” Trammal
One thing is beyond doubt:
Darvin Trammal loves to push
and pull, and grind and twist
his opponent. “But not
necessarily hurt him,” he ad­
Darvin Trammal (left), Larry Owings find time for a *
laugh during wrestling work out.
Photo by Kelly Laughlin
earn play aids Cougar women
| play is the only way
ieve success and har-
ln the world of college
|. Whether it be UCLA,
fame’s Fighting Irish, or
even the Clackamas Com­
munity College women’s team,
an unselfish style of play has
been the key ingredient in suc­
Clackamas’ women’s team
played a type of game
reminiscent of the Trailblazers’ basketball this weekend, and I
this would say it was close to our
weekend, when they stomped I best weekend of the season, as
both Linn-Benton Community well,” Coach Nancy Mikleton
College and Southwestern
understated. “In terms of team
Oregon Community College.
play I was real pleased.”
“We played our best half of
In Friday’s win, a 67-44
drubbing of Linn-Benton at
home the Cougars placed four
drop two games
Bn Rood
|s heartbreak week for
ICmen eagers, to say
I, with the team losing
Ise inter-conference
lithe hands of the two
Kin the league.
the Cougars
B up against second
Bun-Benton at Randall
[he Cougars went into
Ber room at the half
■eight. The CCC men
Be to battle their way
tie the score with 51
■«tin the contest.
I’Len Tirrill then called
■ and instructed his
|run the clock down to
•nds, take the last shot
B’pefully win
[- at worst send the
• overtime. Apparen­
t-inn-Benton players
[" going to cooperate
|Cougars, as Johnny
B*as fouled with about
| go in the game.
I"2 score tied at 77 a-1
■'•tarns went to the line
■unable to convert on
■ -of the one-and-one
■Meb. 14, 1979
and Linn-Benton controlled
the ball.
Linn-Benton called time out
and Went to the bench for in­
structions. When the two teams
returned to the floor, Linn-
Benton worked the clock down
to five seconds and was able to
put in a 25-foot jumper to end
the game and leave the
Cougars with a pin in their
Dan Slick led the way with
25 points, Williams netted 20
and also grabbed 14 caroms.
Randy Worsech added 19
points in what was probably his
best overall game of the
season, Kurt Sitton paced
Linn-Benton with 30 points
and 11 rebounds.
The Cougars had to try to
regroup on Saturday as they
traveled to Coos Bay to take on
the first place Southwestern
Oregon Community College
CCC was like a light switch
Saturday. At times they would
play together and seemingly
score at will, but other times
they would just turn themselves
off and simply not play
especially on the defensive end
of the floor. This is something
that has plagued the Cougars
all year. Coach Len Tirrill
noted, “when we played as a
unit and looked for the open
man, we scored.”
In the end, the CCC men
found themselves on the short
end of a 92-87 score and their
second close loss of the week.
players in double figures. Cin­
dy Kirkpatrick had 17, Tammy
White 13, Mary Manley 12,
and Nancy Perkins 10. Coach
Mikleton had much praise for
the four.
Tammy all played real well,
she said. “Mary Manley had
her best game in a long time,
too. Besides her scoring she
also had seven assists.”
Tammy White led the team
in rebounding as she gathered
Slick was CCC’s leading of­ in 10 and was followed by
fensive threat as he led all Nancy Perkins who collected
scorers with 30 points for the nine. Mikleton also pointed out
night. Williams added 16. Perkins as an improved
Coach Tirrill was impressed ballplayer.
with the play of Frank Beard
“Nancy has been playing real
who came off the bench to hit well lately,” she said. “She’s
on four of seven from the field
beginning to play up to what
and assist on five other baskets we expect from her and has
in just a little over a half of play. been playing really consistent
Tirrill also pointed to Mark
Schroeder who put in a couple
of key baskets to keep the
Saturday night the Cougs
Cougars close.
trekked to Coos Bay to do bat­
The CCC men will have to tle with Southwestern Oregon
be up this week when they en­ C.C. but what was supposed to
ter the toughest part of the be a fair fight turned into a
schedule with four games in Cougar ambush. Clackamas
just five days, three of which destroyed the host team 70-50.
will be on the road.
“We played tough defense,
as we did Friday night,” said
Mikleton. “We dictated the
style of play and controlled the
Lisa Laurent sizzled the nets
for 21 points to lead the
Cougar blitz and was followed
by Nancy Perkins who tallied
11. Perkins also lead the team
in rebounds. Clackamas’
league record now stands at 7-
The Trailblazers, er, I mean
the Cougars, play one game
this week as they host Umpqua
Community College Saturday
night. Next week Clackamas
must face Chemeketa on the
road before finishing up their
regular season at home against
Lane. These final games for the
Cougs are crucial ones. The
Cougars are in fourth place,
but only two games out of first.
“We have to win them in or­
der to make the playoffs,”
Mikleton said. “We must finish
in the top two in order to
qualify and I think we can do it
if we play good defense and
good teamball.”
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