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ALAN DUFFUS


Alan Watson Duffus (b. 1947)

SAINT RACING (SCOTLAND)

Rider: Alan Duffus

Team Manager: Bruce Hall..

Mechanics:Andrew and David Croy

Engineer: Jack Lowdon

EXPERIENCE: Nine years of progress from Club meetings to International events.

". . . Alan Duffus and Ronnie Mann turned on memorable displays of controlled brilliance to almost certainly take a Scottish title apiece."
(Motor News)

AWARDS IN 1973

DUCKHAM'S AWARD for the best Scottish rider.

MELVILLE MOTOR AWARD for the best Scottish rider.

THE MIDLANDS 350cc CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE SCOTTISH 350cc CHAMPIONSHIP.

 

" . . . Scotsman Alan Duffus on an 800 mile Easter pilgrimage from his Fife home did
not see another rider the whole trip . . . and cruised his bob Stark Weslake to the finish . ."

" . . . earlier in the day Tonkin and Duffus gave the crowd an exhibition of racing at its finest."
(Motor Cycle News)

" . . . Stark's cash will ensure that Duffus will certainly have an easier time of it in 1973 and it will certainly be a surprise if he is not up there fighting it out . . for the Top Honours."
(Wheels)

" . . . Duffus is a very exciting rider having the same flat-out style as Ray Prickrell and he has probably led more races than any other Scottish rider."
(Wheels)

" . . . The next meeting which Alan will be entering will be the post-T.T. International race at Mallory Park . the meeting is a big prestige event attracting top international riders from all over Europe, including several World Champions."
(Fife Free Press)

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IAIN DUFFUS

FLYING FIFER Iain Duffus topped the Isle of Man TT practice
leaderboard after the opening two sessions.

The 35-year-old Glenrothes motor cyclist powered his 750 cc
Honda RC45 round the demanding 37.73-mile mountain course in
a best time of 19 min 16.1 sec.

Duffus, twice a TT race winner, was delighted with his form, which
signals his return to full fitness following a horrific crash during
qualifying for a British Championship round in May last year.

Kawasaki rider Bob Jackson was marginally slower but ahead of
Ian Lougher, a winner last year who quickly got to terms with the
500 cc Honda Grand Prix bike he will ride in the Senior TT.

Nigel Davies, riding a 500 cc Yamaha GP machine, was fourth
fastest ahead of Michael Rutter, the favourite for victory in
Saturday's opening six lap TT Formula One race on a Honda
RC45.

Sean Harris charged his Yamaha to a 114.12 mph lap to top the
250 cc practice while Denis McCullough, with a 105.02 mph lap,
was the fastest 125 cc rider.


 



JAMES C. DUFFUS

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COLLEGE BASEBALL: Original CWS players, all-time stars honored

OMAHA, Neb. (Jun 1, 1996 - 18:54 EST) -- Much has changed since the days of wooden bats and U.S. presidents playing first base in the College World Series.

James Duffus, who pitched for a Yale team that included George Bush at first base, was among those being honored in a number of ceremonies during the 50th annual College World Series in Omaha.

Duffus, 69, recalled his Yale team coming to Kalamazoo, Mich., to meet a California team led by Jackie Jensen in 1947.

"I pitched against Jackie Jensen and those guys could hit," he said. Yale lost in an 8-7 final in the two-team playoff.

"The next year we played USC. It was 1-0 Yale going into the ninth. Felske (Yale catcher Norman Felske) was spiked and our replacement catcher make a couple of mistakes and USC scored three runs," Duffus said.

"Then we loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and the next guy hit into a 1-2-3-5 triple play. George Bush was on deck and never got to the plate. But he got to the plate later."

Bush, unable to come in person, offered several video messages of his memories of the College World Series. And Felske joined California team member Lyle Palmer in Omaha to see the nation's top collegiate teams play the 50th championship series.

They recalled things like the train rides to get to Michigan, having major league umpires calling their games.

"Happy Chandler threw out the first ball," said Felske of the baseball commissioner at the time.

"My greatest thrill was playing in the World Series," said Palmer, who was a center fielder for California. "We won it for Clint Evans, our coach, because the World Series was his baby. Clint was the happiest man I've ever seen in my life after we won the series. That was my fondest memory."

Duffus said much has changed over the years, particularly the bats. He said he wouldn't want to pitch today against hitters using aluminum bats.

"And the uniforms -- they were wool, and boy were they hot."

"Omaha has done a tremendous job," Palmer, 71, said of the move to Nebraska in 1950 and the CWS growth in the 50 years of the event. "I would like to congratulate Omaha and the NCAA for making the series what it has become."

It has been a special event and special place for many players over the years, according to two players named to the all-time CWS team announced earlier. Texas short stop Spike Owen and Oklahoma State catcher Mike Day also were on hand for the Saturday news conference.

"The overall atmosphere, everyone wants to get to Omaha," Owen said. "They pack 'em in here. That's the thing I remember most, and the competition.

"The College World Series was a stepping stone to being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1982 and for my playing in the major leagues," Owen said. "The series was part of the road. It all started here for me and I'm just so thankful for the opportunity."

The series has led to major league careers for many players. As of May 6 this year, there were 94 former CWS players on major league rosters.

Day, who played for Oklahoma State, said he saw the names on the all-time tournament team and was shocked he had made the list.

"I told my wife, 'I'm the only guy on there I never heard of,"' he said with a laugh. "I failed to get a hit in my first College World Series. The desire to come back drove me all year. So many quality teams, the games all run together. ... To be put on this team is quite an honor."


Mike Duffus

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Newton's Duffus Tops the Modifieds

August 28, 1998

Mike Duffus of Newton, IA, crossed the finish line ahead of Randy Coghlan, Mike Schulte, and Arlo Becker to win the Modified feature event tonight. Duffus, who got a late start to the season, used the victory to move up to seventh position in points heading into next week's season championships.

August 7, 1998

Mike Duffus picked up his fourth Modified feature win in eight weeks. He has finished in the top-2 in seven of the last eight feature events. But, due to missing the first three weeks of the season, sits in seventh place in the

 

Tough Night for Late Models; Duffus Takes Modified Feature

July 24, 1998

Temperatures in the stands were just right, but several drivers were hot under the collar after the races tonight. Greg Kastlicame out on top of a Late Model feature marred by multi-car accidents and jumbled re-starts. Denny Ballard took home another win in the Sportsman feature event, while Mike Duffus and Bryan Galde picked up the checkers in the Modified and Hobby Stock main events.


PARRIS DUFFUS


THUNDER GOALIE
Parris Duffus repels a shot during the second period as Houston's Al Conroy slides in. Duffus got the shutout in the win over Houston.


Parris Duffus

 

Coyotes Recall Duffus From Las Vegas

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, Wednesday, January 8, 1997 -- Phoenix Coyotes 
Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Bobby Smith 
announced today that goaltender Parris Duffus has been recalled 
from the Las Vegas Thunder of the International Hockey League
(IHL) on an emergency basis. 

Duffus' recall is necessary due to goaltender Darcy Wakaluk 
being placed on the Coyotes'injured reserve list. Wakaluk 
is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery tomorrow,
And is expected to be out of action for 4-6 weeks. 

Duffus, a 6-foot-2, 192 pound native of Denver, Colorado, 
has appeared in 34 games this season with the Thunder, recording 
an impressive record of 20-10-2, a goals against average of 2.74, 
and a save percentage of .913. In addition, Duffus has been hot
lately, stopping all 39 shots faced versus Houston last night
to record his 3rd shutout of this season by a score of 2-0, and 
stopping 42 of 43 shots faced last Friday in a 5-1 victory over 
Kansas City. 

Signed as a free agent on July 21, 1995, Duffus attended the
Coyotes training camp last September, appearing in 1 preseason
game,a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. He has never appeared 
in an NHL regular season game. 

 

 

 

Monday, March 2, 1998
Duffus saves streaking 'Clones


BY DAVE HELLER
Enquirer contributor

Cyclones coach Ron Smith has a problem most coaches would like to have - both of his goalies are playing well.

Smith has rotated Parris Duffus and Geoff Sarjeant for 14 games, the Cyclones winning nine of those and seven in a row, including a 3-2 shootout win over Quebec in front of 6,766 at the Crown Sunday.

Duffus has won four of the games. Duffus is 5-2 with a 3.19 goals against average and .914 save percentage since being signed by the Cyclones Jan. 30 after Todd MacDonald was sent from Cincinnati to New Haven by Florida.

''Everybody knows goaltending is a big part of the game. (Duffus) is doing exactly what we hoped he'd do, win games for us,'' Smith said. ''We're playing better, but part of the reason we're playing better is that the goalies are inspiring us to do it.''

Duffus and Sarjeant have combined for a 1.71 goals against average and a .947 save percentage.

''Sarge is playing well and I'm playing well,'' Duffus said. ''It's nice to have solid goaltending. Obviously it helps improve the team.''

Smith said he probably will continue to alternate Sarjeant and Duffus game-to-game as the Cyclones have a hectic March schedule, at one point playing nine games in 18 days.

Quebec scored the game's first goal, marking the first time Cincinnati has trailed during the seven-game win streak, a span of 368:54.

Goals by Brent Fedyk and Paul Broten gave the Cyclones a 2-1 lead after two periods. It was Broten's first goal in 33 games. But former Colorado College defenseman Eric Rud found an opening between Duffus' pads in the third period to send the game into a shootout.

Cincinnati scored on its first three chances in the shootout, but it still came down to Duffus smothering Quebec's fifth shooter, Charles Poulin. The Cyclones are 7-10 in shootouts this season.

Quebec      1 0 1 0 - 2
Cincinnati  1 1 0 1 - 3  

First period: 1, Q, Naud 4 (LaRouche, Rud), 8:54; 2, C, Fedyk 24 (Biggs, Wells), ppg, 13:46.

Second: 3, C, Broten 8 (Williams), 14;45.

Third: 4, Q, Rud 5 (Ruff, LaRouche), 10:21.

Shootout goals: Que, LaRouche, Rodgers; Cin, Menard, Simon, Biggs. Shots on goal: Que, 8-10-8-26; Cin, 11-10-4-25. Power play opportunities: Quebec, 0-6; Cin, 1-5. Goalies: Que, Draper (14-20-4); Cin, Duffus (5-2-0). Attendance: 6,766.


LISA MAY DUFFUS

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LISA DUFFUS

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UH track to compete in Indianapolis

by Marco Antonio Delgado
Staff Writer

The Houston Cougars track team will be represented by seven athletes, including six Conference USA champions, March 7 and 8 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Ind., in the 1997 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

C-USA Men's Outstanding Athlete of the Year Darius Pemberton heads the list of male track athletes along with Karim Alston, Dennis Darling, John Davis, Chris Jones and Howard Sterling.

Lisa May Duffus is the only Lady Cougar who qualified for the ITFC when she won the C-USA title in the 55-meter hurdles.

This will be the first time Duffus, Alston and Sterling will participate in the ITFC, but the experience of participating in C-USA's track and field championship has enabled them to be confident about the prospect of repeating the same feat against the best college track and field athletes in the nation.

"I feel confident this week," Alston said. "When we were at the meets (C-USA championships) we knew we were going win."

"That momentum going into the nationals and the support of the rest of the team, which became a close unit during the championship, will help the athletes going to the ITFC," Alston added.

Duffus has improved her time in the last two meets and said she is convinced she can continue that streak as she attempts to have a good showing in the 55-meter hurdles.

"I believe I can run a tenth (of a second) faster," Duffus said of her season-best 7.71 seconds time at Iowa State. "My goal is to make the finals and then take it from there."

Everything is coming together for Duffus, who has learned a great deal on how to run with the correct technique. She also keeps a diary of how well she has done in previous meets.

"(The coaches) kept on working with me over and over, showing me what to do in order to go where I want to go," Duffus said. "I look at my diary just before every track meet so I'll know what to do."

Darling, Alston, Pemberton and Jones will participate in the mile relay with Sterling joining them as an alternate.

Alston said the group is confident they can do well in the ITFC because Pemberton will concentrate on the long jump and the mile relay instead of the superman act he performed at the C-USA championships when he participated in an unprecedented six events.

Jones will also compete in the 400-meter dash after automatically qualifying for the ITFC with a first-place finish (45.75 seconds) at ISU.

Davis, the C-USA shot put champion after recovering from a hernia, returns to the ITFC for the second straight year. He has a top mark of 61 feet, 6.75 inches, an incredible feat considering he wasn't expected to return from his injury until the outdoor season.

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Lady Cougars athlete finds her way over
any hurdles in her path

by Catherine Taylor
Staff Writer

Most people think of obstacles as burdens, but for junior Lisa-May Duffus, overcoming hurdles is an everyday accomplishment. Duffus  runs hurdles for the Houston Lady Cougars track and field team and has already provisionally qualified for NCAAs this year.

After she began her track career early in life, Duffus realized she  had a gift for running. Growing up in Canada, she was encouraged  by her brother to take track seriously, and her true talents began to surface. She started out as a sprinter, but was persuaded by Dave Hunt,  her coach at the Cedarbrae Collegiate Academy in Scarborough, Ontario,  to switch to hurdles because he saw potential.

The Canada native competed in volleyball and soccer besides track while at Cedarbrae. An exceptional athlete all around, Duffus played soccer for five years before choosing track as her primary focus.  Duffus was the Canadian Junior Champion in 1993, and represented Canada in the 1994 World Junior Championships.

Duffus said she came to Houston to run for the Lady Cougars  because she felt this would be the best place for her.

"I have a lot of faith in the track program at (the University of Houston), and a lot of confidence in the coaches," Duffus said. Through assistant  coach Mike Takaha and professional athletes such as Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell, Duffus said she has taken her track career to new levels.  She also credited a lot of her success to her friend and teammate  Vernella Rolle. "(Rolle) has given me a lot of advice and confidence in
my abilities," Duffus said.

Duffus is also an honor-roll scholar.

"I keep my grades and my hurdling in balance. They are both very important   to me," Duffus said.

She has been able to balance them well, maintaining a 3.7 GPA last  semester while gaining esteem for the Lady Cougar track team as well.

In her free time, Duffus said she likes to relax by hanging out with her  friends and her boyfriend. She said she also likes to spend time playing  with her chow dog, Foxxy.

Though Duffus said she longs for the food and atmosphere in Canada, her time in Houston is important to her. Duffus sets high standards  for herself. She hopes to do well at Nationals this year and to make  the Canadian World Team. In addition, she has set her sights on  representing Canada in the 2000 Olympics.

Though Duffus excels in many areas, she manages to keep herself focused.

"I love track," Duffus said. "If I go all the way, it is meant to be. I will not lose sight of the importance of education, because that will  be important to my future."

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Lady Cougars athlete finds her way over any hurdles in her path

by Catherine Taylor
Staff Writer

Most people think of obstacles as burdens, but for junior Lisa-May Duffus, overcoming hurdles is an everyday
accomplishment. Duffus runs hurdles for the Houston Lady Cougars track and field team and has already provisionally qualified for NCAAs this year.

After she began her track career early in life, Duffus realized she had a gift for running. Growing up in Canada, she was encouraged by her brother to take track seriously, and her true talents began to surface. She started
out as a sprinter, but was persuaded by Dave Hunt, her coach at the Cedarbrae Collegiate Academy in Scarborough, Ontario, to switch to hurdles because he saw potential.

The Canada native competed in volleyball and soccer besides track while at Cedarbrae. An exceptional athlete all around,  Duffus played soccer for five years before choosing track as her primary focus. Duffus was the
Canadian Junior Champion in 1993, and represented Canada in the 1994 World Junior Championships.

Duffus said she came to Houston to run for the Lady Cougars because she felt this would be the best place for her.

"I have a lot of faith in the track program at (the University of Houston), and a lot of confidence in the coaches," Duffus said.

Through assistant coach Mike Takaha and professional athletes such as Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell, Duffus said she has  taken her track career to new levels. She also credited a lot of her success to her friend and
teammate Vernella Rolle. "(Rolle)  has given me a lot of advice and confidence in my abilities," Duffus said.

Duffus is also an honor-roll scholar.

"I keep my grades and my hurdling in balance. They are both very im-  portant to me," Duffus said.

She has been able to balance them well, maintaining a 3.7 GPA last semester while gaining esteem for the Lady Cougar track  team as well.

In her free time, Duffus said she likes to relax by hanging out with her friends and her boyfriend. She said she also likes to  spend time playing with her chow dog, Foxxy.

Though Duffus said she longs for the food and atmosphere in Canada, her time in Houston is important to her. Duffus sets high  standards for herself. She hopes to do well at Nationals this year and to make the Canadian World Team. In addition, she has set her sights on representing Canada in the 2000 Olympics.

Though Duffus excels in many areas, she manages to keep herself focused.

"I love track," Duffus said. "If I go all the way, it is meant to be. I will not lose sight of the importance of education, because that will be important to my future."


Louis George Duffus

Born: 13 May 1904, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: 24 July 1984, Johannesburg
Major Teams: Transvaal.
Known As:
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Other: Wicket-Keeper


Reed Carson Duffus

Bethany Women's Volleyball Coaching
Staff

HEAD COACH: Reed Duffus
ASSISTANT COACH: Gabby Houston
Reed Duffus
Third season (C.S.U. Sacramento)

Third-year head coach, Reed Duffus has been involved with the sport of 
volleyball as a player and coach at many levels since the early eighties. 
A graduate of C.S.U. Sacramteno, Duffus helped lay the groundwork as a
player for the mens club program that has since, been runner-up twice and
National Club Volleyball Champions in 1995. At the high school level, Duffus 
earned Coach of the Year honors after his second season at the helm of the
Santa Cruz High School girls program in 1993. Duffus inherited a small, previously 
unrecruited program at Bethany College in 1994, finishing 16-10 overall. His 
involvement with numerous USA Volleyball juniors programs give Duffus a
valuable link in the recruiting process of student-athletes. Duffus, 29, who 
resides in Santa Cruz, is also the Assistant Athletic Director and Sports 
Information Director at Bethany College.
Email comments to: duff@student.bethany.edu 
                       

JOHN (JACK) MURISON DUFFUS

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John (Jack) Murison Duffus 1901 - 1975

Professional Footballer 1920 - 1928

Teams played for: Aberdeen Richmond, Dumbarton, Scunthorpe 1920,
Llanelly 1921
Clapton Orient 1922
Tottenham Hotspur 1923
Norwich City 1924
Stockport County 1927 - 28

It is said that Jack had good ball control and scoring ability. Was a keen, bustling player who would do his share of work on the field. Could be of a fiery nature.

1928 when he retired he bought two acres of land at Woodpond near Stockport and started a nursery business which was taken over by his son, Bruce when he
retired in 1966.

Jack's first wage with Totterham was used to buy his dear mother a pony and trap (20 pounds).

During his early footballing days Jack's friends were always welcome at his parents nursery garden to have a "kick around" on Sundays or even played cricket.

Jack's career ran alongside Matt Busby's, who played for Everton and later became manager of the famous "Busby Babes" (Manchester United) - (15 miles away
from where we live) --

Jack's brother Bob (Robert) who was captain of Dundee, had life membership at Aberdeen Football Club. He eventually died whilst watching a match at Aberdeen. It was reported that the funeral cortege was one mile long.


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