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Oregon sports history

1968: Arnie Schmautz to retire; Mel Renfro has frostbite; PSU wrestling on a high; Lonnie Mayne defends title


Jan. 4, 1968

Arnie Schmautz, 5-7, 140-pound forward with the Portland Buckaroos, announces he will retire after the 1967-68 Western Hockey League season, his 13th year in pro hockey, and devote more time to his Buckaroo Roofing Company.

Dallas Cowboys star safety Mel Renfro is one of four team members being treated for second-degree frostbite on their fingers after playing in last weekend's "Ice Bowl" NFL championship game at Green Bay.

Portland State's national championship wrestling team is taking a 29-match winning streak into a dual meet at home against Oregon. The Vikings have three national champions back from their 1967 squad: Rick Sanders, Masaru Yatabe and Chuck Seal.

Lonnie Mayne will defend his Northwest heavyweight pro wrestling title this weekend against The Crusher at the Portland Armory. And a 220-pounder named Beauregarde will make his Portland debut against Cowboy Kirk.