20 Montrose voice / June 18,1982
homerun ofthe season.
Poor old Briar Patch had a rough day
last Sunday when they faced a determined
Jim's Gym team. The Gym wrecked the
Patch to the tune of 16-5.
David Brown of Jim's Gym went home
smiling with a 5 for 5 day and Mike Scog-
gins walked off with happy feet after
being 4 for 5.
Jim's Gym is only one game out of first
place with a team that is improving. The
first place Galleon might be in for some
The Galleon did not exactly sail over the
Montrose Voice last week, although they
did win, 13-11.
If Barry Pirkey or Bill Fike had not
shown up to play last week, things may
have been different. But they did, and history is history.
Barry and Bill each had two homeruns.
And that kind of thing is hard to beat.
According to Jerry DeSale, the Voice
players said after the game that if they
could have kept the ball in the park, they
might have won the game.
■ Monday bowlers to
play for position
Soon the incredibly tight stadings ofthe
MSA Monday Night Bowling League may
loosen up a bit. They will be playing for
position, with the top teams pitted against
one another in order to get a better spread.
In the meantime, the top teams continue
to be efficiency-apartment-complex close.
In Division A, the Barnyard Hoers got a
bit of breathing room when they were the
winningest team in the top four. Daddy's
lost four, Eurotan International lost four,
and the 69ers lost three. So, now those
three teams are still close to one another.
Breathing up their necks are three
teams who are tied as far as games won for
the fifth place in Division A: Gutter Trash,
Lowest Lane and Tammany Haul.
In Division B, only 71 pins separate the
number one Bushwackers and the number
two E/J's Protein Suppliments.
Division C continues to be a free-for-all
with the top four teams within two and a
half games of each other.
Division D saw some shifting as Next-T-
Last dropped out of the top four by losing
all four to Boozers Too. Gator-Aid slipped
down after losing one to Busy Bees, and
Happy Trails maintained top spot.
The team that had the most excitment in
Division D was Galleon One, however.
They not only won all four to move up to
the number two spot, but they set a couple
of Division D summer records. They had a
record high team series with 3141 and a
record high game with 1094.
Rich Corder of Galleon One had a high
series of 577 and a high game of 220.
Teammate Rich Ryan (a top-ranked tennis player) bowled a respectable 211.
■ High Rollers continue
June 3 saw seven bowlers on Thursday
with 200 games. On June 10, there were
six, including three ofthe top pin-poppers
of the previous week.
Ray Hubbard not only had the high
game, but he managed to come up with
two 200 games all on his own (224, 201).
Also rolling along with two 200 games was
Bob Akins (204, 200) who had two 200
games plus the high game last week (235).
Bob's Tropical Fruit teammate, Steve
McConaughy, who had three 200's last
week, popped 205 pins in one game this
week. The efforts of the whole team were
enough to move JuBt Marion & Lynn's
Tropical Fruit to the number three spot in
Kindred Spirits' Aces High (not Leather
& Lace, as reported last week) have moved
to the number one spot again over For a
Few Daddies More, who have again
moved to number two.
Chases slipped down to number five
from number three, but the top teams are
still so close that anything can happen.
Besides the standings battles, there
were two new records set for the MSA
Eddie Chavez Mixed Bowling League
summer session. Salt & Pepper II had a
high series record 3098, while For a Few
Daddies More had a super high team game
Roll, roll, pop, pop—there they go!
■ Last week of WSL
Regular season play
Although the Renegades go unbeaten
into the last week of regular season play of
the MSA Women's Softball League, they
still have not clinched first place. Either
the Hell Raisers or the Ducks could take it
The second game next Sunday between
the Hell Raisers and the Renegades
should determine if the Renegades remian
on top. The last game between the Ducks
and the Hell Raisers will either determine
the top or the next two places in the
Every game should be rip-roaring and
The WSL post-season tournament will
be held on July 31 and August 1 and they
hope to be able to play at Fonde Park
where the season games take place. "If
not," said Claire Vasilioy, "we will take
anything with a concession stand."
League first of
its kind in
Montrose Sports Association's Women's
Softball League is the first gay women's
softball league in America. Martha
Richie, Sudie Raif and Eddie Chavez are
given credit with invisioning the league
when they met on New Years Day 1982.
The first step was to proceed with a formal publicized meeting to initiate community interest. The first organizational
meeting was held at Marion Coleman's
Kindred Spirits. Publicity was provided
by Martha Richie and Sudie Raif, who
made posters and flyers that were distributed in the community.
At this first meeting, the league was
firmly established and elected a board
which placed Martha Richie as president,
Kelly Caswell as vice-president, Claire
Vasilioy as secretary, Mona Lopez as
treasurer and "Murt" Babint as
their way out of
Two chimpanzees who've learned to communicate via sign language have put their
skills to good use, reports the New York
According to a Humane Society spokesman, the chimps used sign language to tell
Later the league proceeded to adopt the
rules of the Montrose Sports Association
and also the same "purpose" which states
that "the specific and primary purpose is
to foster sports competition among the
membership for the pleasure and recreation of its members, with special interest
to the gay community."
Along with the specification of the
league's purpose, a statement of nondiscrimination was approved in which all
ofthe community is encouraged to participate in the Women's Softball League.
After these important points were adopted
the league was able to organize into nine
Much has been accomplished in the
league's first year, most notably the unification of women working for the common
goal of excitement, fun and competition in
the sport of softball. Participants also
were active in fund raising events such as
the Basket of Cheer, the garage sale and
an unannounced event to coincide with
Juneteenth. The league is also supporting
the Montorse Sports Association float for
Gay Pride Week.
Next year the Women's Softball League
has its aim set even higher. Additional
sponsors would provide an opportunity for
every woman who wants to play on a
team. Another hope is for more organizational togetherness and last but not least,
The league encourages anyone who
wishes to participate in this organization
to join and become part ofthe league. The
Women's Softball League has started a
new tradition of competition as well as
fun, in Houston and in America.
keepers they "wanted out" of a New York
University experiment ofthe effectiveness
of hepatitis vaccines.
After some prodding from animal rights
groups, university officials finally decided
to honor the chimps' requests not to be
used as guinea pigs. Instead, officials will
either donate the chimps to a primate
refuge or to Florida's Lion Country Safari
The animal rights groups are lobbying
for the primate refuge, since another
chimp was bitten in half by a hippopotamus at the Florida park, in what officials
there call a "fluke" accident.
The MSA's Women's Softball League at
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