The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, October 19, 1983, Page 7, Image 7

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Pier Park site of showdown with Lane C.C.
By Doug Vaughan
Of The Print
As the Clackamas Com­
munity College men’s cross
country team winds up a pro­
ductive year, it is now time for
them to bear down as they
head toward post season
The most important is
Regionals at Twin Falls,
Idaho, Nov. 5. A Regional
championship would then give
the Cougars a shot at the na­
tional title the following
weekend in Hutchinson, Kan.
More importantly, thé
Cougars have one remaining
regular season meet, the Pier
Park Invitational hqsted by
the University of Portland.
Earlier in the year, the
Cougs paced the same invita­
tional, but this one (Oct. 22)
has a different field. Competi­
tion for the Cougars include
the host team, Lane Com­
munity College, Eastern
Oregon and Timberhill Track
the Cougars top cross country
Club (a statewide track club).
“It is important to us
because it will determine our
top seven runners,” Coach
Kelly Sullivan said. The im­
portance of determining the
one and two, respectively.
Sophomore Rob Conner cur­
rently is third runner, but
Sullivan would like for him to
cut the gap between him and
“We only have three run­
ners that I can say for sure will
be in the top seven, and then
there are about seven more-
that are competing for the
final spots,” the coach said.
Even though Sullivan can
only choose seven runners to
score, ten runners will par­
ticipate in the regional meet.
That way the ten runners will
all be eligible to partake in the
national meet.
Going into the post
season action, the Cougars are
runner, photo by Russ McMillen holding tight to a number two
rank nationally. Their
toughest competition in
top seven runners is because Regionals, Rick’s College
Sullivan needs to pick his top
placers for the Regional meet.
So far, Brian Abshire and
Matt Parker are the only two
that have their positions set as
On the run
Seahawks for real in '83
By Rob Conner
Sports Editor
The National Football
League season is approaching
the mid season point, which
deserves some editiorial com­
ment, don’t you think?
The talk of the league is
obviously those amazing
Seahawks from Seattle. What
a job Chuck Knox has done
reviving the franchise. The
Hawks are 4-3 and by all
means should be 5-2 if they
hadn’t given San Diego 28
unanswered points two weeks
Seattle’s schedule, which
is the toughest in the NFL, has
shown no mercy on Knox’s
When the Hawks win the
Ameican League’s Western
division anti-Seahawk clan
members won’t have any
ground to stand on. The
Seahawks are for real.
Jim Zorn isn’t leading the
league in passing, but do you
notice that nobody is scream­
ing for Zorn’s head and
demanding the installation of
the kid from tiny Milton Col­
lege, Dave Kreig.
Zorn is still recovering
from the beating he has taken
in the previous season. He just
doesn’t realize he has some
time to set up in the pocket.
Once in a while Zorn panics
when things get a little hairy,
but by the time the playoffs
Wednesday October 19,1983
roll around Zorn will be on
top of his game.
What a difference one
player can make. Curt
Warner, in my opinion, is a
touch overrated (being com­
pared to O.J. Simpson and
Gale Sayers) but he is head
and shoulders above anyone
the Seahawks have ever had.
Warner does possess some
speed, can cut back, break a
tackle, catch the ball, plunge
in from the one, pick up four
yards per carry and pull off
the big play. More than that,
he’s just like all of the other
Seattle running backs.
I think the people in Seat­
tle that are comparing Warner
to the great backs of all time
are just not familiar with see­
ing any kind of quality what­
soever in the franchise’s eight
year history. Curt Warner
looks like God compared to
Don Testeman and Rob
I was extremely disap­
pointed to read the headlines
Monday morning to see that
the press felt the Raiders gave
the Seahawks the win. A win is
a win.
The Seattle defense forc­
ed the turnovers, like they
have all year. This is what the
defense must do to be a win­
ner. All the great teams have
the opportunistic defenses.
Well, the Hawks are for
real. Chuck Knox’s record
speaks for itself, he can build a
winner and fast. Another team
that was supposed to be in a
rebuilding year that picked up
an outstanding rookie running
back was the Los Angeles
Ever since 1976 I have
dreamed of a Seattle-Los
Angeles Super Bowl and this
year it looks like I will get it.
Do you think it is too early for
such a prediction? Well,
maybe. But just remember you
heard it first here folks, from
the man who successfully
predicted the 1983 Major
League Baseball champion­
ship Series.
Just a few comments on
the World Series since I have
room. Boring. Oh brother,
who is writing the script for
these things now anyway? I
frankly found them (the five
games) hard to watch, when I
even found time to turn it on.
I did watch most of one
game, it was the one with no
excitement. Which one you
might say? I don’t know, I
think the score was something
like 3-1 or something. They
ought to play it over. That
would possibly be kind of in­
I must agree with Kenny
Eggers’ story in the Oregonian
(Tues. Oct. 18, 1983, page D5)
entitled “Reagan’s call took
the spotlight off Orioles.”
Come on, it is getting old,
actually ridiculous. The guy
call everybody, maybe he will
call me next, to congratulate
me on this article. Who
Steve, how about double
or nothin’ on next years World
Series? I’ll take the Braves.
(Rexburg, Idaho), is ranked
fifth nationally.
“We know what we have
to do,” Sullivan said. “We are
going to have to travel and we
will be running at a higher
altitude than normal;
“Rick’s is a couple of
hours away from Twin Falls
and they have run the course a
couple of times, so they will
have a few advantages,”
Sullivan said.
So the stage is set—
Clackamas versus Rick’s. The
winner will advance to Na­
tionals as a team, the losers
will only be represented by
their runners who finished in
the top seven at Regionals.
“I’d like to close the gap
in a couple of our spots,”
Sullivan said. “Rick’s will be
tough, but we know what we
have to do.”
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