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4-A The Bee: Danville, Va., Friday, May 7, 1971 Bennie Dix New GW Cage Coach It's Official A widely circulated repoi was confirmed today when was officially announced tha Chatham High School basketba coach Bennie Dix would becom the new head basketball coac at George Washington Hig School next year. Dix will succeed Ben Kendal .who will be moved up t Supervisor of Physical Educa tion for all Danville c i t schools. A native of East Chicago Ind., Dix has coached hig". school basketball for 16 years 14 years at Northside of Gretna and the past two years Chatham. During his t e n u r e a Northside, Dix coached fou Western District VIA cham pionship teams and his 195 team won the Group II VIA State title. His 1958 team wen 37-1 on the season, losing in the semifinals of the state tournament. He was coach of the year in 1966 in the VIA Western District and posted a record of 245 wins against 71 losses in his 14 years at Northside. Dix moved on to Chatham two years ago in t h e Pittsylvania County high schoo consolidation and has been named coach of the year in each of the two seasons. The 1969-70 season saw his Cavaliers go 18-0 on the regular season only to lose in the seJnifinals of the District Foui Tournament. Chatham finished 19-1 "on the season and District Four- coaches named Dix the ·topicoach in the district. "District Four was disbanded after the 1969-70 season and Chatham entered the Piedmonl District. The Cavaliers finished se.cond to Fieldale-Collinsville in the district standings but went oti.-to the Group AA state championship with , a 2 3 - 3 record. 'Dix was 42-4 in his two seasons at Chatham and his overall record now stands at 287-75 over 16 seasons. Sports In Brief By The Associated Press Golf DALLAS--Jerry McGee fired a four-under-par 66 1o take the first-round lead in the 5125,000 Byron Nelson Classic by two strokes over Lee Trevino, Gay Brewer and four other pros. . IKEDA, Japan--.Nationalist China's Lu Lians-Huan shot a four-under-pa 68 to take a one-stroke lead after one round of the 527,778 Dunlop International Championship. Wrestling TOKYO--The U. S. won one sold medal, two silvers and a bronze but Russia dominated competition at the World Jurv ior Greco-Roman Championships. Tennis ROME--Australia's Rod Laver beat Italy's Ezio De Matteo 6-4, 6-1 to gain the quarter-finals of the Italian Open Championships. Football WASHINGTON--The Washington Redskins of the National Football League acquired defensive end Jimmie Jones from the New York Jets for an undisclosed fu lure draft choice. Basketball NEW LONDON, Conn.--Peter Broaca, freshman coach at the University of Massachusetts and the son of former major leasue pitcher Johnny Broaca, was named head coach at the Coast Guard Academy. Baseball NEW YORK--Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced that three midweek games of the 1972 World Series will be played at night. Horse Racing NEW YORK--Bonnie And Gay, $18.20, beat Arachne by IVi lengths in a stretch duel in the Jennie Levine League Purse at Aqueduct. CHERRY HILL, N.J.-Old Line, 59.20, took the lead early and held on for a three-length victory over Hot Tot in the St. Charles Purse at Garden State. BALTIMORE--Caliban, $8.80, won his second allowance race in a row with a three-quarters of a lensth triumph over Fast Will in the feature at Pimlico. BOSTON--Militant Man, $16.60, came from last place to beat 45-1 short Run Lampy by a neck in the $3,900 Randolph Purse at Suffolk Downs. HAROLD SISK IS BACK--EVERY THURS., FRI. SAT. AT SHERWOOD BARBER SHOP Sherwood Shopping Center TRADE UP TO QUALITY SEE THE FULL LINE OF CUB CADET® LAWN GARDEN TRACTORS Come in for a demonstration. DANVILLE TRUCK TRACTOR CO. 1101 Industrial Ave. Phone 792-4926 "This was a tough decision for me to make," remarked Dix today, "but this is a big challenge for me and it's an opportunity that I couldn't turn down. I've been fortunate at at Chatham High School and this was reflected by principal Max Littlejohn today. "We hate to lose coach Dix. He's talented in so many areas of coaching and human rela- Northside and Chatham to bejtj o n s that his absence will be working with wonderful people and I hope it continues at GW. 1 can't say enough about the administration, student body and faculty at Chatham. I still think about my decision a lot but 1 feel I'm doing the right thing for myself and my family," The loss of Dix will be felt felt. It's hard to express the sent'ment we have for coach Dix at Chatham," Littlejohn continued, "and it's hard to evaluate the contribution he has made to the school. "But we're grateful for having been associated with him und we wish him God speed on his new job." I BENNIE WX . . . Move to GW made official today. GN Cars, Top Drivers Invade South Boston SOUTH BOSTON--The bi sound of the Grand Nationa cars, along with the big names in Grand National racing, in vade the South B o s t o n Speedway Sunday for a 100 mile, 281-Iap dash in the Halifax County 100. Names like Richard Petty o: RandJeman, N.C., Bobby Isaac of Catawba, N.C., Dave Marcis of Wausau, Wisconsin, Benny Parsons of Ellerbe, N.C., James Hylton of Inman, S.C., Nei. Castles of Charlotte, N.C., and Bill Dennis of Glen Allen NASCAR's Rookie of the Year in 1970, head an entry list tha has reached 31. Promoter Clem The Redcoats Are Coming To Danville Sunday CHICAGO (AP) -- Having carved a commanding two- game lead on their home ice, :he Chicago Black Hawks now lead for Montreal hoping to 'urther advance the drive towards their first Stanley Cup championship in 10 years. Aided by two unassisted goals jy utility man Lou Angotti in the third period Thursday night, the Black Hawks soared :o a 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens for the second straight triumph in their best- of-seven playoff for the coveted cup. The Canadiens could only ;ake heart in that returning to lome ice they can entertain lopes of getting back into the series. "Tney've won two in their )uilding," said Montreal Coach Al MacNeil. "Now it's only fair :hat we win two in ours. We've got three of the next four at lome." The series continues at Men- real Sunday afternoon and Tuesday night. If a fifth game s needed it will be in Chicago Thursday. If the series goes the Wl seven games, four will be The Radford College 'Redcoats,' a precision equestrienne drill team, will perform Sunday during the llth Annual Glenwood Horse Show at the Danville Fairgrounds. The show, co-sponsored by the Glenwood Women's Club and the Virginia- Carolina Field Trial Club, will be held with performances at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Over 40 classes will be featured in the show. ACC Revises Tourney Format SOUTHERN AP) -- The PINES, Atlantic Coast inference has revised its bas- tetball 'Championship tournament format and will consider ther changes in view of the Donohue Hears 180-Mile Lap In Indy Run INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) -I was trying very hard," said /lark Donohue, after bringing n 180-mile-an-hour lap almost n sight at the Indianapolis Moor Speedway, a track built in 910 for a speed of 75 m.p.h. He ad to be. Donohue was caught on the N.C. July 1 departure from the league of South Carolina, last season's champion. Basketball provided the major problems for the annual spring meeting, which had been scheduled for this morning but was moved up to Thursday afternoon dn the absence of other pressing items. South Carolina trustees announced in March that the school would withdraw from the eight-member conference Aug. 15 because it could not operate under ACC standards for athletic scholarship recipients. The conference, in addition to the NCAA grade point ratio of 1.6, requires a score of 800 in college board tests. Last December the conference, eased the test score requirement. It voted to accept a score of between 700 and 799, provided the student had a grade point ratio of 1.75. South Carolina said this still lectric timer at 177.901 m.p.h. hursday in his new Mark 16 IcLaren Ford. Only speeds recorded in qual- ications for the 500-mile race flay 29 will be official so Joe eonard's 1968 qualifying mark f 171.953, with a turbine en- ine, still stands. It almost cer- ainly is due for retirement /Lay 15, fir-st day of the trials. Leonard was the first driver o tour the Speedway over 170, The record was only 130.757, et by Jimmy Snyder in 1939, rhen the Speedway was locked :p for World War II. It didn't each 140 until the late Jack IcGrath did 141.287 in 1954. Pamela' Jones broke the 150 arrier in 1962 with a qualifying un at 150.729. The next two 10- nile leaps were made by A. J. Foyt Jr. at 161.958 in 1965 and by Leonard and his 170-plus. Donohue's commitment to race a Javelin in the Trans- American Saturday at Lime Rock, Conn., helped prod him to early all-out practice runs at the Speedway, he said. He added that he expected some of the late arrivals such No. 3 will play No. 6 at 3:30 p.m. A single night game will pair Nos. 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. Thereafter the schedule of former tournaments will prevail. A three-man committee headed by Gene Corrigan of Virginia, has been named to study the feasibility of playing first- round games on college campuses. The committee will report at the December meeting. would not problems solve its and the recruiting trustees' withdrawal announcement followed three months later. The departure date was advanced six weeks to July I simply to bring it in line with the start of the new operating year of the conference. as Foyt to challenge his speed in a few days. Foyt, who has been on the track only a couple of times this spring, seemed unconcerned Thursday. He drove a few laps in his Coyote Ford, then walked to the first turn to watch how Donnie Allison, his teammate from the NASCAR stock car circuit, was getting through the corner. He went back on the track and did 168. Al Unser, last year's 500 winner, finally got on the track and did 170.616. Other drivers who got in their first practice of the season Thursday include Wally Dallenbach, Sam Sessions, George Snider, Bentley Warren, Bruce Walkup, Mel Kenyon, Art Pollard and Roger McCluskey. it tastes Maker's ©Mark: expensive ...and is. Made from an original old style sour mash recipe by Bill Samuels, fourth generation Kentucky Distiller. ««/*T*y SluIlM ItalNot mittf · K Pilot tltr Hill KltnlHni CO. · l»l Hilt ftim. tl)f»ffl», K The withdrawal of South Carolina leaves the conference with seven teams. As a result, the tournament to determine the NCAA basketball representative will start with a first- round tripleheader next March at Greensboro. The regular season leader will be given a bye. In an afternoon doubleheader the second meet No. 7 place team at 1:30 p.m., will and The conference television package basketball has been prepared and bids invited from TV producers. It includes nine Saturday afternoon games, beginning Jan. 8. Night basketball telecasts have been left to individual schools to arrange, provided they do not conflict with other ACC games in the area, or with high school games. The only exception would be a game televised nationally involving an ACC team. The net worth of the conference as of May 3 was reported at $1,033,000. After an audit is completed the eight schools will receive their share of basketball and football television receipts and football bowl money. Dr. Ralph Fadum, North Carolina State faculty chairman for athletics, was reelected president, retaining the post he has held since last January when he succeeded R.R. Ritchie of Clemson, who is retiring from the university this spring. Other officers elected Thursday were Edward Hedgepeth of North Carolina, vice president; and D. Alan Williams of Virginia, secretary-treasurer. Fadum said there has been no applications for membership in the 18-year-old league. There will be no more jersey swapping, such as done by the Maryland basketball team before its tournament game with South Carolina last March. It resulted in every Terrapin playing under another name and causing much confusion among the spectators. Such practice was ruled out by the conference Thursday. The conference golf tournament, extended to 72 holes this spring and split between Aiken, S.C., and Rockville, Md., will be cut to 54 holes at one site to be picked later. Series Going Under Lights the classic night. This was NEW YORK (AP) - The plans of Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to have baseball play more of its important games at night are becoming a reality. One of the World Series games this fall has been scheduled for under the lights. Next year, three midweek games in will be played at announced jointly Thursday by Kuhn and the National Broadcasting system with the disclosure that NBC's exclusive rights for the World Series has been extended four years through the 1975 season. This includes radio coverage of the series as well as TV rights to the All-Star games, the American and National League championship games, playoffs and Games of the Week. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but were believed to be in excess of the $52 million NBC paid for its expiring current three-year contract. There was little comment from the clubs or players. "It really doesn't matter, said Brooks Robinson, Baltimore's third baseman who was the star of the 1970 scries. "Whatever is best for the owners is okay with me, afternoon or night," Robinson said. Earl Weaver, manaficr of the world champion Orioles, de- clared "just let Baltimore be there and I don't care if they play night or day." "The new agreement with NBC is precedent-setting with respect both to the terms and length of the contract," Kuhn said. "We are very pleased to be renewing our association with NBC, which has televised every World Series since 1947. Baseball's plan to play many more of its most important games at night, including the World Series, will mean that more Americans than ever will be able to see and enjoy them." Carl Lindemann, Jr. vice president of NBC Sports, said that next year, in addition to the scries and All-Star game, also at night, NBC will televise 10 Mo r 3ay night regular season games and 25 Saturday afternoon Games-of-The-Week. NBC's current contract expires this year with the World Scries in which Game No, 4 xvill be played at night unless the Chicago Cubs, the only major league club without lights, win the NL penant. The switch to night games for the World Scries was met with mild approval by Waller Alston, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Chandler announced additional entries are expected for the $8,600 event. Petty and his hot 1 9 7 1 Plymouth will be the man to beat Sunday as the all-time NASCAR great has scored eight times in 15 races this year for total of more in prize money. than $113,000 His season winnings has increased his career winnings above the $942,000 mark, $48,000 short of reaching the million mark. He has won 127 times in 14 seasons. Petty will have his hands full Sunday with the likes of Isaac. Marcis and Castles in Dodges and Parsons, Hylton and Dennis in Fords. Marcis is fresh from a third-place finish in the Rebel 400 at Darlington, S.C., last Sunday. Petty's track qualifying mark of 15.83 seconds (81.187 mphj will go on the line Sunday when qualifying, beginning at 1 p.m. (EDT), will determine the starting order for the Halifax County 100. Practice is slated for 12 noon with the green flag scheduled to fall at 2:30 p.m. Fords head the entry list with ten entries followed by six Dodges and five Plymouth*. Chevelles have four entries while Mercury has one. Danville's Wendell Scott, in a Ford, and newcomer Ronnie Daniel of Lynchburg, in a Chevelle, are two other drivers entered in Sunday's 100-miler that are South Boston Speedway favorites. Admission will be $6 for adults and $1 for children. T h e S o u t h B o s t o n speedway is located on Highway 304 at South Boston. Hawks Drive Toward Fi rst Cup In 10 Years; Canadians Take Heart In Return To Home Ice played in Chicago because the Hawks finished first in the Western Division while Montreal was third in the powerful Eastern Division. Angotti, who set up Bobby Hull's winning goal in the seventh and final game of the semifinal series against the New York Rangers by winning a face off from Walt Tkaczuk, had an even greater game Thursday. Twice his unassisted goals gave the Hawks two-goal leads in the final period and, almost as important, he set up a screen for Chico Maki's goal which lifted Chicago into a 2-2 tie in the second period. Montreal, outplaying the Hawks in the early going, had taken a 2-1 lead on goals by Jacques LeMaire and Pete Mahovlich after Bobby Hull had put Chicago ahead 1-0. The Canadiens were still cruising when suddenly the Hawks scored on a long shot by Hockey Results NHL Playoffs By The Associated Press Championship Thursday's Result Chicago 5, Montreal 3, Chicago leads best-of-7 series, 2-0 Sunday's Game Chicago at Montreal, afternoon, national TV Tuesday's Game Chicago at Montreal Thursday's Game Montreal at Chicago, if necessary Sunday's Game Chicago at Montreal, if necessary, afternoon, national TV Tuesday's Game Montreal at Chicago, if necessary Maki to climb into a 2-2 tie. Less than two minute* later, Jim Pappia scored and the Ca- nadiens never recovered. "I wouldn't have had tha goal if it wasn't for Lou," admitted Maki. "He set up the perfect screen for me. I got all of the puck but even then Kenny Dryden got a piece of it. He's as quick as a cat, Lou might be a spot player and a handyman, but it's sure nice to have him around." "I was nervous in that first, period," said Hawk Coach Billy Reay. "The Canadiens played their best hockey in that period. But our guys got progressively better and that tying goal really gave us a lift. "Lou's biggest forte is being able to sit on the tench for a period or even two and then hop out and give the club a lift." said Reay. "He's blessed with the ability to do it. He's a great relief man. His second goal was a thing of beauty." $ 100-MILE, 281-LAP GRAND NATIONAL 1 RACE SUNDAY, MAY 9th -- 2:30 P.M. TIME TRIALS 1 P.M. $8,600 PURSE -- 30-CAR FIELD if RICHARD PETTY * JAMES HYLTON if DAVE MARCIS * BENNY PARSONS ·^ BOBBY ISAAC * BILL DENNIS ADMISSION $6.00 -- CHILDREN $1.00 SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY HIGHWAY 304 AT SOUTH BOSTON Regal Look by Fashion Park There aren't too many places where you won't be perfectly at ease in this classic Fashion Park suit. It will give you the feeling that you're dressed right for any occasion. 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