The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 45 years ago:
Two Norwalk hunters shot at Loudonville
LOUDONVILLE — Two Norwalk residents were accidentally wounded Saturday by a companion while hunting squirrels in Mohican State Park.
Charles L. Howey, 30, and Michael J. Martz, 14, 31 Bouscay Ave., were admitted to Mansfiled General Hospital Saturday afternoon.
Howey suffered multiple pellet wounds in the face and scalp and was in “fair” condition this morning. Martz had a ruptured eye injury and was in “satisfactory” condition.
The men were accidentally shot by Jeffrey D. Adkins, 20, Wakeman. Adkins told the state forest ranger he thought his two hunting companions had returned to the car when he fired his shotgun at a squirrel. Instead, Howey and Martz were sitting by a tree near the squirrel.
No charges were filed.
Car rams tree, 3 injured
Three young Norwalk women were injured Sunday night when their car smashed into a tree on Norwood Avenue.
A passenger, Linda Trotter, 19, 251 Benedict Ave., was admitted to Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital with facial injuries. She was in “satisfactory” condition this morning.
The driver, Bernadette S. Barman, 19, 72 Norwood Ave., and another passenger, Linda L. Trendy, 19, 5 Dudley Blvd., were treated for their injuries and released.
Quartet wins cycle race
Jim Schoenegge, Bob Schoenegge, Greg Keefer and Tom Taylor have each been presented with a trophy as the winning drivers in the 24 hours of Nelson Ledges Motorcycle Race.
Each of the Norwalk men took turns riding their 250 cc Yamaha during the race July 22-23. They turned in 757 laps, 1,600 miles, during the grueling day-long race.
They edged their nearest competitor by just one lap.
Larry Coon and Nick Naszodian made up the pit crew
Bellamy’s TD lifts Flyers past Lucas
LUCAS — Norwalk St. Paul moved 61 yards in less than two minutes Saturday night and scored with just two seconds left on the clock to edge Lucas 6-0.
It was a storybook finish in a game that saw the Flyers commit one error after another on offense only to have their defense set them up for try after try at the goal line.
Three drives were halted by penalties, all of major proportions, as well as one fumble and a pass interception. St. Paul started its do-or-die effort with just 1:50 left in the game and 61 yards of real estate to cover.
The first play, an attempted pass by quarterback Chuck Hohler, was the only failure of the drive. It ended in an eight-yard loss. Halfback Tom Bellamy then rambled 17 yards and wiggled out of bounds to preserve precious time.
An 8-yard gain proceeded a 14-yard scamper by halfback Mike Pusateri who also got out of bounds to kill the clock, which showed 48 seconds left.
Hohler attempted to get the TD throguh the air, but when all of his receivers were covered, he ran out of bounds, taking a 6-yard loss. Pusateri was the target on a flag pattern on the next play and although he hung onto the ball, the Flyers took the yardage from a defensive interference penalty which put the ball on the one-yard line with five seconds left.
A quick hitter with Bellamy getting the ball got the six points on the board on the next play.
Coming Tuesday -—Sept. 12, 1972: Judge Antrim collapses in his office
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok