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lOA-VERNON DAILY REœRD. Vernon, Texas. Sun., March 19.1978 7th Graders Win First in Iowa Park Me SOFTBALL BACKERS—Coaches (from left) "niomas Ritter and Arthur Sewall accept a check for S 160 from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4747 junior vice commander Pass Tobar Sr. and post commander Rudy Duncan in support of the Vernon Center South softball program. Also present for the presentation was Pass Tobar Jr., SUyOA Y MGHT recreational therapy coordinator at the center. Ritter and Sewall are both members of the center’s recreational therapy staff. This is the third year the VFW Post has sponsored the program. The Center South team, which participates in the local independent softball league, will open its season April 23. (Record Photo.) IOWA PARK (Spl)-Vernon Intermeciiate School seventh graders earned first place in their division with a total of 161 points in the Iowa Park track meet here Friday, while Vernon’s freshman team placed second and the VIS eighth graders took fourth. The VIS seventh graders, strong in both the running and field events, walked away with nine first places to win the meet, while Roger Guerra also set a new VIS record with his first place toss of 111-1 in the discus The VIS 440-yard relay team of Trent Townson, Guerra, Vincent Latour and Jon Dixon captured their first place with a time of 52.26, while Henry Guzman nailed down a first in the 660 run with a time of 2 : 22 . 7 . Brent Brittain was first in the 60-yard intermediate hurdles with a time of 11 . 0 , and Guzman got another first with 11.2 in the also set a new VIS record and Wyarddash captured a first place by Robert Hernandez claimed clearing 10-5 m the pol^ ^ first place in the 1320 run with a Speed To Be Key For NIT Semis NEW YORK (AP) - Speed will be the essential ingredient when the 41st National Invitation Tournament plays its semifinal round Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. (Georgetown, North Carolina State, Texas and Rutgers all have plenty of speed to bum. "We rely a lot on quickness and so do they,” said Georgetown basketball Coach John Thompson as his Hoyas prepared to meet North Carolina Hoes Begin Spring Drills FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Football coach Lou Holtz began his second year at the University of Arkansas Saturday as the Razorbacks worked out in pads for the first time since the Jan. 2 Orange Bowl and officially opened spring workouts. Holtz stressed fundamentals during the practice, although he was pleased about what the players had retained from the 11-1 1977 season. “The guys seem to have an awful lot of carryover,” said Holtz. ‘‘We’re a little rusty. We neeed to tackle and catch better. But it’s a step in the right direction.” Seventeen starters returned from last year’s third-ranked squad. Arkansas’ strong point offensively last season was its backfield and Holtz said his running game is still sound. “We had some backs who made some fine runs today. It’s obvious we can run the football.” Holtz also cited the performance of some individials, including running backs Stan Williams, Ben Cowens, Micheál Forrest, Roland Sales and Jerry Eckwood. “I think we made more good things happen today than what you usually expect for the first day,” he said State in the opening game of the semifinal doubleheader. North Carolina State C^ach Norm Sloan also was aware of the similar styles of play of the teams — and aware of Georgetown’s overall power. “They have a fine motion offense,” Sloan noted. “They have a good full-court press. I know one thing, everybody I talk to who has seen them play makes a point to tell me how good they are.” The Hoyas will have a “home court” advantage of sorts, considering that they have played three games in the Garden this seasonr. They won the Holiday Festival Tournament last December and returned later to beat Manhattan. “They do have that one advantage,” said Sloan. “For many of our players, it will be the first time they have seen the Garden — much less play in a national tournament there. We’ll get to shoot in the Garden some Sunday, though, and I think that we’ll perform well.” North Carolina State advanced to the semifinals with victories over South (^rolina and Detroit. Georgetown beat Virginia and Dayton, both on the road. Texas defeated Temple and Nebraska, while Rutgers advanced by winning over Army and Indiana State. The Scarlet Knights, though, hope to have an easier time against Texas in Sunday night’s second game Their earlier NIT victories were by a combined total of three points. Like (Georgetown, Rutgers will perhaps have an advantage of familiarity with the court. The team from nearby New Brunswick, N. J., already has played there this season and some of its players are familiar with the Garden from past seasons. Rutgers also will have a height advantage, but the Texas shooters can be brilliant “Texas is deceiving,” said Nebraska Coach Joe Cipriano. Clinic Slated Monday For Soccer Coaches Films of soccer games will be shown at a coaches’ clinic to be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Girls’ Club Boys’ and Girls’ Club executive director Beverly Campsey said soccer uniforms also will be issued. Although teams have been organized, four boys’ teams and six girls’ teams are without a coach Because soccer is new to Vernon, there may be hesitation on the part of some to volunteer to coach a team But the only qualification to coach is to be willing to learn. Mrs. Campsey stressed that coaches and players will be learning the game together in the initial six weeks of the program which will begin April 1. Games will be played each Saturday at Shive School. Jaycee Sunshine F'ield and Vernon Regional College Texas Coach in Search Of ^Cinderella ’ QB AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Uke the storybook prince in “Cinderella,” Longhorn Coach Fred Akers has got a glass slipper but nobody apparently wears the right size Last year was a different fable, Randy McEachem shucked his “Who’s he?” status to lead Texas into the Cotton Bowl after Akers lost his first and second string quarterbacks. Then, too. there was fullback Earl Campbell. And how much trouble was it to find somebody to just hand the ball to the Heisman Trophy winner and watch him make mincemeat of opposing lines? But Campbell is awaiting the pro draft and McEachern is hobbled by a knee mjury that even Akers conceeds may cancel any hopes of him playing. A grim reminder that the problem will probably haunt the University of Texas campus well into the fall was this spring’s Orange and White game where a skinny freshman named Sam Ansley appeared to be Akers’ best bet. However, the best Ansley could do was complete three of 18 passes for a paltry 34 yards, including three interceptions. .Ansley is backed up by veterans Ted Constanzo and Mark McBath. Jon Aune, another one-time starter, was held out of practice because of a knee injury. Add to the list a couple of promising rookies who will come along in the fall, Donnie Little and Booger Brooks, and Akers’ dance card for this year’s ball is filled. Little, the state’s top blue- chipper, said after signing his letter of intent to attend Texas he was confident he would be starting by mid-year. At least for the moment, some members of the Horns' coaching staff hint that Aune has the starter’s job, but there’s always his conditioning to consider Akers said it appears the husky Dallas Hillcrest star will be ready “but you don’t count on that until you actually see it “I’m personally going to hrtve to be 100 percent convincea that he’s 100 percent healthy before I’ll play him,” said .^kers, “If I’m not convinced, we’ll redshirt him,” The glass slipper would appear to be still empty. time of 4:04.26. while the 1320 relay team of Guzman, Brittain, Dixon and Latour earned a first with 2:56.8. In the long jump, Latour turned in a distance of 16-8 for a first place, and Brittain cleared 7-6 for first place in the pole vault. Taking second places were Latour with a 45.7 in the 330 dash, Brittain with 31.1 in the 100 low hurdles, Dixon with 27.2 in the 220 dash, and also in the high jump with a distance of 5-0. Guerra picked up a third in the 1320run with a 4:09.5 time, while Dixon cleared 15-5 in the long jump for fifth, Terry Murry was sixth in the 660 run with a time of 2:42.7, Guzman placed sixth in the shot put, and Brittain was sixth in the high jump. VFRNON FRESHMEN Vernon’s freshmen took second in their division with a total of 93 points and first places in the 440 relay. 440 run and the mile relay. Rider won the meet by edging out Vernon with 108 points, while Iowa Park was third with 75. Burkburnett was fourth with 73, Mineral Wells was fifth with 53, Olney was sixth with 32, Graham was seventh with 30. Wichita Falls High was eighth with IT, and Henrietta was ninth with 13. The freshman 440 relay team of Edward Cherry, George Copeland, Michael Abrams and David Favors claimed a first place with a 47.1 time, while Lee Leija won first in the 440 run with 55.6 The team of Leija, Copeland, Favors and Cherry gave the freshman a big boost with a time of 3:48.2 to win the mile relay. The freshmen also picked up valuable points by placing three entries in the 220 and two in the 100. Cherry was second in the 220 with a time of 24.0. Favors was fifth with 24.6, and Abrams was sixth. In the 100. Copeland placed third v/ith 10 5. and Abrams was fifth with 10.8. Joe Valverde picked up a fourth for Vernon in the 330 hurdles with a 49.0 time and placed sixth in the 120 hurdles with 19,0 and .^ixth in the mile run with 5:23. In the field events, Jeff Hall had the second place toss of 48-8 in tiie shot, v'alverde was fourth in the pole vault clearing 10-^. and Cherry took fifth in the broad juni;! with a distance of 18-' > 2 . \ IS FIGHTH (-RADKRS VIS eighth graaers collected 73 points for fourth in their division, while Randy Gnbble Astro Kookie Paces Wi.i 0' <"r 1) liiers COCOA, Fla. ,\P' - Jimmy Sexton singled three times to lead a nine-hit attack as the Houston .Astros downed the Los Angies Dodgers. 4 1. Saturday in exhibition baseball Graham won the eighth grade division with 161 points, while Iowa Park finished second with 89, Mineral Wells was third with 81, Petrolia was fifth with 34, City View was sixth with 28, Burkburnett was seventh with 18 and Henrietta was eighth with 15. Gribble also took third in the 100 with a time of 11 . 0 , third in the 220 with 26.3 and third in the discus with a toss of 112.4. Mickey Lovelace contributed to the Vernon total with a third in the pole vault by clearing 9-0 and together with teammates Junior Ritter, Benny Guzman and Zedrick Burns on the 1320 relay team came in with a time Torres also picked J the 220 with a time of 27 « Briggs was fifth in the I with a distance of Guzman was sixth in thi] with a toss of 106 . 7 , and. of 2 - 59.3 for another third place, place went to StoUe in | Taking fourth places were low hurdles with a 30 . 2 1 Ritter in the 70-yard intermediate hurdles with a time of 10.3 Burnes in the 330 dash with 41.5, Danny Garcia in the 1320 run with 3:48.8, Wayne Briggs in the 880 with 2:24.2 and the 440 relay team of Ralph Leija, Richard Torres, Roy Stolle and Gribble with 51.7. Buffet Style-Pit Take Outs M BARBEQUE 5100 College Dr. 552 , Open IGÜn s'aosed! STOP EASTER CRUELTIES Animals are not toys! Let's not mar Easter with unintentional cruelties. It's cruel to color a baby chick, duck, or rabbit and give it to a youngster as a toy. It's cruel to buy an animal that you aren't prepared to care for. It's cruel to abandon young animals after the EASTER GLOW has worn off. Every year baby chicks, ducks, and rabbits representing every shade of the rainbow end up in the hands of youngsters on Easter morning. Some of those youngsters, too young to know any better, squeeze the life from these baby animals. Other youngsters soon lose interest in the tiny creatures and parents are forced to feed and care for them. In the end, many of these young animals die from unintentional in|uries, or intentional abandonment in local fields, woods, and ponds. Some states prohibit the sale of less than six baby chicks, ducks, and rabbits in order to prevent cruelty. But this has backfired when parents keep one and leave five little creatures behind wandering around the shopping center parking lot. Salmonella is a real danger to youngsters too. Many of these baby animals will be carriers. Remember—a stuffed toy animal is cuddly, cute, never needs feeding or veterinary care, and doesn't carry disease. Use your common sense. Prevent Easter cruelty. WILBARGER HOMAIIE SOCIETY proper Energy Management a\l ELECTRIC COOKING Don’t be an oven-peeper. Every time you open the door, you lose 20% of the heat. Plan oven meals to accommodate more than one dish at a time, or time your baking for multiple dishes. Most recipes can stand a 25” temperature variation. F. Get foods for baking into the oven the moment it reaches the right temperature. Remember, you don’t have to pre-heat the oven for broiling or roasting. Use the high setting to bring foods to steaming then switch to the lowest heat needed to complete cooking. Turn off surface units before cooking is complete and let the retained heat finish the job. Pick up your FREE copy of “ENERGY CONSERVATION' Booklet from B 111 Fk*ì9ìdaìre Home Environment Division of General Motors. 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