Weeks - Claude The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana) 11 March 1955 p 18

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Weeks - Claude The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana) 11 March 1955 p 18  - the 173 ran] Join 6-0 North Side Picked To...
the 173 ran] Join 6-0 North Side Picked To Elkhart Tourney, but The Field Is Full of Spoilers Sprinkl King 910 Pitts Robertson Bill £ Weaver. By BOB FORD . (Tribuna Sports Editor) ELKHART--This city's 35,000 population--most of whom have been eating, sleeping and drinking basketball for the last two --will get another double order here Saturday when the four Northeastern Regional winners squdre off before 8,300 hoop-happy Hoosiers Hoosiers in tie spacious Northside Gymnasium, To the winner will go an expense-paid trip to Indianapolis next Saturday, a trip which could lead to the 1955 Indiana High School Athletic. Association .championship, a spot vacated by Milan last Satui day. to win. "It would take a miracle miracle for us to win," Hobbs says. are Saturday New to and And statistics prove him right the His team will be by far the Semi-final Kokomo's field. Wildcats Wildcats arid Missis- sinewa's Indians, which knocked the Redksins out last year, has gone to Indianapolis Indianapolis f o r its Semi-final expe- ience. REPLACING : h e m will be M i s h a waka's Fort Wayne North's towering est in, the field with just one--j foo ? ed with - Kedskins will be the lone repeater Center" Loran McKinley--touching! : from last year's Northeastern the 6-0 mark. He has some for FORD uui£i. $· Nortb side wasn - t expected to sur «,. tr« a rhpmi« Wnrt W*TM itaroons, Sheridan's tiny. Blac Hawks and Hartford City's ta and terrific Airedales. Mishawaka aces Hartford City in the tourna ment lid-lifter at 1 p. m. Saturday and Sheridan goes against the fa ored Fort Wayne Tribe in tb matinee finale beginning at 2:15 'be two afternoon winners clas or the title at 8:15 Saturda :ght. North Side was favored in last year's tourney dae to its first- place ranking In the* final Associated Associated Press poll. But Muncie Central knocked out 1 ' the Redskins Redskins in the. Fort Wayne Coliseum Coliseum semi-final match, an experience experience that can't befall the North Siders this year. Coach Don Bruick's cagers are visitor here as any of the other teams ust as mildl of 10 For u d e r y vive the treacherous Fort Wayne Sectional march. But the Redskins Redskins bowled over favored Forl Wayne Central in their seconc game and outclassed a weafc regional regional field to earn this scat in the semi-final, BRUICK BRINGS his team here riding an eight-game winning Streak and toting a 22-6 mark. The last North Side defeat came in the 'final game of tfie year when South trick,. Bend 67-47. Adams North turned the Side losses were at the hands o£ Crispus Attucks Attucks of Indianapolis, 75-64; Mun- Ceriter Loran McKinley--touching the 6-0 mark. He has some fine shooters, however, in veteran senior senior forward Mark Thistlethwaite and guard Bill Don Baird. The Hawks stand at a .season 21-5 going into the semi-final firing firing here Saturday. Coach John Longfellow Jr. says that his Mishawaka Maroons are as ready for the semi-final as good shape physically and mentally mentally they are. as high as they have - been aU season. THE MAROONS could be the jest "outsider" in the local tourney; tourney; They bucked up late in the reason after losing some to mediocre mediocre competition, and stepped on a Nappanee ball club to get into this big show. Longfellow has one of the "best rebounding teams in the iourne'y. Seniors Pat Ganser (6-3) and Bruce Yeakey (C-l) handle the forward assignments, with big. overpowering L e r o y Johnson (6-4) maintaining the key hole. Johnson is rough on the boards and la the leading Mishawaka point-producer. / The Maroon guards are George lixenfaaugh (6-2) and Gece Witowski Witowski (5-11). Johnson and Witowski Witowski and sophomores. Tickets? As of Friday night the icket supply has been exhausted, here are, however, expected to are w e tickets 1 available if fans want o pay the price. A CAPACITY crowd of upwards f 8,300 is expected to be oa hand y game time Saturday for an- ier chapter of the greatest how on e a r t h . The show--, 1 Hoosier Hoop Magic." . "itle Round Of National Women'* Is Carded ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla ffl-Mar- in and jured ber. dead along bis but bones. A in cie Central. 67-57; Fort Waynep orle Lm dsay McMillen, often the Centra] twice, 65^52 and 72-57, and; rncdalist but never the, winner in ~ ' Hie Florida East Coast Women's South Bend Central, 71-67. After opening losses to Attack and Muncie, the Redskins straight ened up and flew right. Their most impressive victories came over LaPorte, 68-52; South Benc Washington, 69-63;. Mishawaka 65-55. and Michigan City, 61-56 The 'Skins stopped Hartford City 70-64, in a holiday tournament. North Side's B\iddy Berghoff, the tallest man left In the tournament tournament at 6-10, became a starter daring the sectional firing and has been a valuable roan in Don Bruick's strategy. With Berghoff In the lineup, Brulck moved six-feet, one-inch- Henry Chapman back to a guard spot opposite his field general George Taylor, and retained 'Bama Aldridge and Charley Lyons, both 6-3, at forwards. Hartford City, with a score to ettle with Fort Wayne North, ' first- get by a good, up-and----- - - ' ' coming Mishawaka 'ball club. 'But Coach Claude Weeks' tall Airedales Airedales appear capable of handlingi Amateur golf tournament, today faced her toughest opponent of the week -- National Amateur Champion Champion Barbara Romack. Defending champion Grace DeMoss DeMoss Smith of Miami and Mary Ann Downey of Baltiraore.met in the other semifinal match. "I'd like to win this one so I'd have a trophy to carry home with me," Mrs. McMillen said. She planned planned to return to her Decatur, 111., home after the" finals Saturday, skipping the North-South tournament tournament in Pinehurst, N. C., next week. Mrs.. McMillen, five-times Illinois state champ , and .former Trans- Mississippi and Western Amateur itlist, had won the. medal here hree times prior to her tie with Mrs. "Smith this year. Mrs. JVIcMillen defeated Wanda Sanchez 4 and 3 in Thursday's quarterfinals; Miss Romack beat Fran Emerson of Dayton, Ohio, 7 and 6, Mrs. Smith ousted Mrs. Maurice Glick of Baltimore' 4 and 3; and Miss Downey beat Mary (N) 7 0 2 Mishawaka. and perhaps carrying 3 home all the marbles. .Hartford City whipped South Bend Adams, 49-46, and Adams was one of the six teams to beat North Side during during the regular campaign. THE AIREDALES will put a 21-5 record qn the block ^hen they tackle the Mishawaka Maroons in the first game here Saturday afternoon. afternoon. The Hartford City varsity varsity includes 10 six-footers. Tallest Tallest varsity man is]6-5 Cecil Beeson. Beeson. Jack Chancy is 6-4; Bob Carr is 6-3; Ray Cline, John Alexander, Alexander, Don Twibell and George Townsend 'are 6-2, and Bob Reid, Gary Blair, Fred Schwaner and Steinbrunner are an even "jx ' . . x McCutcheon of Jasper, Ala., 4 and Coach Larry Hobbs' Sheridan Black Hawks, the. team to re- --*-place --*-place Kokomo in the semi-final here, will be the darkest of dark horses Saturday afternoon. Hobbs,- who figure* his 1955 quintet one of the weakest of the seven he has coached at Sheridan, points out that his kids will have to play great ball and Fort Wayne North will have be way off Its game if he is SHOP NOW FOR EASTER he to few the and this off tha We gym life for Bob for Let struggle They has at the Dick and and of Want First aside vacation And for Joe a record

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