Clipped From The Van Nuys News
1st Night Spikefest Looms 'Harbor Lighls'i JC Wolves May Bill Twin Meets As the last silver - painte'd 55-foot tower mounting a bank of eight lamps swung into place Friday afternoon at Van Nuys High's Smith Field, the first nocturnal track and field meet in local and Valley history became a definite possibility for this season. With one of the best lighted athletic plants in the city ready for use in two weeks, Valley College and Van Nuys High officialdom hopes to collaborate in staging ,a night spikefest April 27 featuring two separate dual meets--Van Nuys vs. North Hollywood High and Valley pitted against Harbor Junior College. Seahawks May Switch Officials of -Harbor and North Hollywood have yet to be contacted, but it is thought there will be no objection to the proposed plan. The Husky-Wolf encounter is presently scheduled for the same setting the afternoon of the 27th, while the Monarch-Seahawk cinder session is billed for Harbor's running surface that afternoon. The 10-tower lighting installation is almost identical with one that proved highly satisfactory at Eliot Junior High School in Altadena, according to the foreman of the electric service company which Installed the system Friday. Brilliant Lighting An estimated 25 foot-candle illumination will flood the field with the complete installation in use Eight lamps of 1500-watt power are mounted on each of the 10 immense tapering metal towers. The towers rise 55 feet above the ground at a distance of 75 fee from the field, on the west, and 60 feet, on the east, (behind the grandstands on both sides). Dual dressing rooms south of the Â·nest grandstand, an integral par of the expansion oÂ£ athletic facili ties at the high school, are nssring completion, too. Vacationed Prep Baseballers Touch Off League Campaign Following some three weeks in the wake of the track- sters, San Fernando Valley League high school baseballers will attempt to shake off vacation kinks in initial loop contests tomorrow. Quality of play may leave something to be desired with teams, in most cases, having missed*a week of practice during the Easter layoff. NATIONAL PASTIME took over for an evening when Van Nuys Legion Post 193 honored its 1951 Junior Legion baseball team and coach Scotty Drysdale at. a dinner Wednesday night. Guests included four major league ball players. Principals and gues?s at the affair included, front row, left to right Jim Dyck St. Louis Browns; Bob Young- Browns- Steve Gromek, Cleveland Indian pitcher; Dick Rozek, Cleveland pitch- e Â· Sogram chairman Steve Foote. Back row, left to right, Post Commander Dewey Jesson former Van Nuys High grid great Bob McChesney, now starring for New York GuKSrSysSde, Pete Kokon, sports writer; Van Nuys News sports scribe Paul Shanklin, Gappy Cappadice, past national vice-commander American Legion. photo Municipal Sports Following are the scores in Valley Municipal Baseball competition for Sunday, March 18th: Hollywood Stars, 11; Pacoim.i North f. c . Â·:. C.i:,cKn Park 10: ?,liK:on _Scfd. 9- CnnoKa Park Merchant", 10; Winnrtka Schcmliri All-Stars, U ; Sunland Play- With half of the Valley College baseball team in Balboa last Wednesday, Coach E. r. Johnson, had a tough time lining up nine men for a game with the College of Sequoia during the regularly scheduled spring vacation. Omar Steckel chucked the game for the Monarchs and was tagged with a 9-1 setback. The team was all shifted around with Mel Wawrach, the regular left fielder, playing first base, Vito LaGioia at second. Dean Reeser at short, and Joe Wawrach, a first stringer from la^t year's team, at third. The outfield -was made up of second stringers. Dick Hammer caught the game for Valley. Joe Wawrach, who played second base last season, was a choice on the all-Citrus tournament team j Both Van Nuys and Canoga Park clubs find themselves in host roles with the Wolves bumping into a San Fernando nine which could entertain ideas of avenging the unexpected spike loss inflicted on the Tiger tracksters by Van Nuys two weeks back. Huskies Won Last Year In the meantime the Hunters await the arrival of defending champion North Hollywood which rolled to the 1950 pennant with but two losses in 12 starts. Coach Winston Tucker will field a relatively inexperienced Van Nuys nine which rcvertheless has snared three of four practice tilts, downing Fairfax and Glendale Hoover and splitting a pair with Notre Dame. Leading lights thus far for the Wolf horsehiders have been second baseman Jimmy Dew, the cage star, fancy fielding short stop Jim Simpson, and pitcher Mark Bivona, who hurled an 8-1 pasting of Notre Dame and an 8-2 shellacking of Fairfax. Jayvee Nucleus With but a single returning let- to work with in Dew, has had to rebuild his terman Tucker and White. First baseman Fred Schmidt also has caught the eye of onlookers. The hustling Huskies boast two wins in three tilts, stumbling only before Fairfax, 7 to 6, and waxing Los Angeles and Hollywood. Top rung pitching is offered by veteran twirler Ralph Mauriello, end providing him steady support are Bob Smith and Gibby McGlothlin, who cavorts with equal assurance in centerfield. A leakproof infield is anchored by that brilliant Husky athlete, Richie Morse, at short, and Dale Johnson and Don Davis, at second and third. Pacoima Has Much Varied Rec Program The program director at Pacoima Playground these days certainly can't be charged with lack of imagination. Activities now undenvay vary from squarn dancing for the more mature to kite flying for the kids. Beginners at dancing the squares gather on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 8 p.m. for instruction from G. W. Hutchenson, who serves as caller. This is kite week with a contest Saturday climaxing the week-long period of supervision in kite construction. Tomorrow and Thursday afternoon at 3:30 youngsters interested in building their own flying equipment are invited to come to the playground, where all necessary materials are furnished. Winners in the Saturday morning; kite contest, set for 10:30, will be awarded playground ribbons. With softball season looming up on the sports horizon, signups are underway for teams in midget, junior, and senior divisions. Practice sessions already are being held, but it's not too" late to turn out for one of the teams. The program Is under the direction of Mr. Albin. Pacoima Playground is located at 10948 Herrick St., Pacoima. NEWS Monday, March 26,1951 VAN NUYS, CALIFOHN1A squad with a, nucleus of material from Barney Quinn's 1950 jayvees. Recruits from the junior varsity holding down first string positions are Stan Rodgers, first base; Jim De Frates, second base; Jim Coleman, catcher; and outfielders Junior Legion baseball was in the limelight Wednesday, j Sid Benne it, Bernard DeMarr, and t when the Van Nuys American Legion Post 193 held | Ivan Reeve. a dinner'Tn honor of its past, present, and future Junior Legion baseballers. Present were major league ball players and several last year, an r e c e b y Konny Wolters this wee):. -by paul shanklin Kiamer JaniPS is back home once mote vith a medical discharge from the Army because of a recurrence of a leg injury at Fort Orel. The whole deal was strictly unnecessary because this young lmm ivas obviously not capable nf standing even basic training. BeinK able to run tho length of the base path and marching 10 mile 1 , are quite different. Kramer will be pitching softbnll this summer once more if his pin holds up. New Softball Rules Things are going to be quite lively in soflball this summer due to one rule change. In fact, it will end the loafing enjoyed by the pitcher in particular and his battery mate, the catcher, on return throws after a pitch. This rule slates that the return throw from the catcher must go to the pitcher and it must be caught on the fly. If the ball is thrown wide, or hits the ground, or is dropped by the p"HÂ«her, or Is i thrown to any other player, ALL BASE RTJNNTERS ARE ALLOWED TO ADVANCE if they can make it. This should create a lot of ex- citment at home plate when a man is roosting on third and the catcher tosses the ball back over the chucker's head. The error shall be listed as a catcher's error. No doubt more pitchers will start using gloves. Minor changes also are noted in the rules. If a base runner leaves his base before the ball leaves the pitcher's hand, the runner is out and the pitch shall result in a dead ball and no play. Heretofore the ball could have been hit and still remain in play, even if the base runer was called out for leaving base too soon. Keeps Pitchers'Alert Another change. If there is an Illegal pitch and it is hit by the batter, it does not count. The pitch will he a. dead ball and all base rimers are allowed to light fees and paying them in one check so that each team manager ; Â·would not have to run around like a beheaded chicken near the end of each ball game looking for some change to pay the playground direction. And half the time the direction did. not show up with the bill. Now a public s e r v a n t (?) named McCormick states that the lights must be paid at tho end of each ball same and that the association cannot pay the season in advance as in the past. They claim that a check for th^ whole amount is too much work and bother and that it is easier to collect at about 3000 separate jjnmes and turn, it in a. bit at a time. The Old Army Game Sounds like the old adage that if there is a harder way to do a thing the government will find a way. Some people forget they are working for the rest of us in their city jobs and that they should try to make things easier and more convenient instead of raising petty obstacles. Last year the recreation department gave the softball group the bill for the lights for so many games and it was paid in 24 hours. The downtown claim is that their bookkeeping system is upset by this procedure. Seems to me that they are beinj? paid to work there, not create an extra chore for aJbout 235 ball team managers every night of the week. Four extra hours of work in. the accounting department will save nearly 200 hours on the ball fields. This subject will be the object of some interesting conversation at the April 3 general meeting of the softball group. Maybe, the accounting department can send someone out to explain their "you must do it this way" ruling. outstanding sports figures of the*Valley. One hundred and fifteen I guests enjoyed the evening planned by chairman Steve Foote. Coming in for high praise was J. H, Wiay and the Ford Company for their big part in sponsoring Junior Legion baseball for the community's youth. Drysdale to Coach Scotty Drysdale has been named coach for the coming year and it appears that he has a fine team in the making with most of last year's club returning. Such prom- candidates as Jim Cratty, Mouton, Dick Neuville, Sid Bennett, Gary Eberhard, Dennis Fenske, Jack MacNeil, Ivan Reeve, Shannon Mallory, and Don Drysdale will be on hand for the opening workout. Guests at the fete were Jim Dyck, St. Louis Brown outfielder; Steve Gromek, Cleveland Indian pitcher; Bob Young, St. Louis Browns second sacker and Dick Bozek, highly lated Cleveland Indian rookie chucker. Indians' Raconteur Bob McChesney, Van Nuys' contribution to the New York Giants pro football team, and Alex Tonoff, San Fernando Golf pro, also were in attendance. Dick Rozek shows promise of HOST, 105 Notre Dame High held its first home track meet in the history of the school yesterday afternoon, and the Knights put forth their best showing of the year, although overshadowed by St. Anthony, 68% to 35'.i, in a Catholic League dual meet. Midway through the meet, the score was fairly close with, the Saints holding a slight 36 to 30 advantage. However, St. Anthony cleaned up in the mile and the high jump and captured the relay to make U a one-sided \\'m. Notre Dame's strongest events Sophomore Hugh Turbyfill, an outstanding prospect, is very much the thick of the fight for an outer garden berth. Two more performers who received promotions from the jayvees are pitchers Eddie Nemille and Howard Fond. The latter started out with the scrub squad this season and proceeded to to?s Jackson Paints of Van Nuys entered the semifinals of the Southern California Municipal basketball tourney at Culver City Thursday night with a hard-earned 79-67 victory over Woodruff's of Alhambra. The classy Painter squad was due to meet Associated Dairies in the semifinals Friday. If the locals j pulled an upset they were scheduled to play in the finals on Saturday night. A loss would have put them in the consolation. Mirror I Glaze of Burbank beat North American 78-69 to enter the semis against McDowell Brothers of Pasadena. Results of the Friday game are in a separate stoiy. Even. Scoring- Well-rounded scoring power, paid off for the Brushmen against the Alhambra team as Irmas collected MOST COMMERCIAL FISHERS There are more licensed commercial fishermen in California than in any other State, according to the Division of Fish and Game. RENT A 1951 Johnson 5-H. P. OUTBOARD Complete Stock of Fishing Tackle Licenses Issued This year you can add enjoyment to your Fishing Trip. Make your reservations now for the Trout Opening April 28th. We Rent Fishing Tackle M!LO THOMPSON SPORTS SHOP 5918 Van JS'uys Blvd. ST 5-0424 ST 7-2052 Free Parking in Rear Then don't give up your tires because the t.-ead is gone! Up to 75% of what Â·you paid for is in the casing. Come in and let us retread your smooth, tires'. You'll get new-tire skid protection and all the thousands of extra miles you paid for-at about one-half new tire cost the underdogs to a 9-6 triumph 15 _ Earry chasen and Art Rimd- over the varsity to win his ad- uis ^4. eac h, Wayne Stephanoff and vancement. Ernie Handlesman 10 each, while Tigers Win One Third base job goes to sophomore Dick Yoxall. San Fernando has been slightly less successful in its preseason engagements, bagging a lone victory in three tussles. Pitchers Tom Larking, Tosh Takeyasu, and Don Ci- j an ",j Handlesman left the game on 6478 Van Nuys Blvd. State 5-1168 Gene Rock and Saul Marsch accounted for eight points apiece. Free throws paid off for the Painters as they made nine out of nine in the second half with Irmas leading the way with seven for eight in the ball game. Both Irmas being quite an after-dinner speaker be in great demand and should during the winter months. The former Cedar Rapids, Iowa, boy played Legion ball in his home 'town as did all the other players. Steve Gromek, now in his llth ear with the Indians, had several roll episodes to relate from his aseball experiences. Jack Brown and Leonard Stauble vill once more handle the Junior Legion team details as they have he past two years. base including scor- Major Softball League Shaping ndvance one ing from third All in all, it looks like the moundsmen will really have to be on their toes this year. The strike zone is now officially between the knee joint and the armpits, Softball Red Tope ,.- * ' Â· -TM.~~ -Q t-~IÂ«Â« Wt?ll, VVC'll tinÂ«.Â£,.Â» Hie ~~..Â«Â£ made tough for recreation nilnd- ?d teams once more by downtown desk jookics. Latest dilly is tho absolute requirement by the Recreation Department accounting section that, Ihfl local Â«oftball teams shall not pay ll)" ! r "Iiiy^-"",iul linrhf. *Â«Â·Â·Â« . -.1..,,,,,,,. fn r ^J, c uilirvln eiÂ»!i- Â·on, as in i!:- r""' fÂ°Â«* years. The lornl S.F. Softball As- Â·orifttlon hns been doinp; (lie very fine service ot collecting all tho West V a l l e y will have its Chamber of Commerce league this summer and three teams will play in the Valley-wide Major League. Reseda Drug will be one . team Tarzana or Canoga Park another, while the third will be a privately sponsored squad. Malcolm Paving mav throw their hat ;.. ,:;s ring. Word is creeping around that the old Foodmart gang Is ready to roll once more under a new name. All Is mys- 1ery on this score yet. Flash }5ol WnterfleM nnd sportsoast- er Bob Kellcy luivo journeyed .;:Â«rÂ«i to Canada on a ftohiiiK trip. It couldn't le fisliin* for a fat football contract in the, fast- lirowinfc nnd hiRl: pr.ying C~~~ dlnn erid league? rino, son of the Pierce pigskin mentor, collaborated to handcnff University High, 3 to 0. Successive losses to Hamilton and University followed that success. With Coach Doug MacKenzie debuting in Valley competition, Ca_ noga Park will carry an even- Hie hurdles, where flashy | Steven practice slate against the Don Lawson breezed to two straight incoming North Hollywoodians. victories, and the pole vault, where The Hunters bopped Belmont, 4 the Knights' Jack Simms had to vault but 10 ft. 3 in. to capture the event. In contrast, though, are the two sprint races. Here, Notre Dame could garner but one point out of a possible IS. The Knights received some consolation for a non-winning home debut, when the Cees came through with a 40 to 36 win. Sparkplug of this group was Frank Murphy, who raced to firsts in the 100 and 180 yard dashes and picked up | seconds in the low hurdles and the j Â£ broad jump, for a total of 16 points. Lawson led the N.D. varsity point getters with 10, while Neil Steele was tops for the Knight Bee thin- to 2, but bowed to the perenially powerful Dorsey Dons by landslide proportions, 12 to 5. Ace hurler for MacKenzie's men is Joe Miranda. Accepting Miranda's offerings behind the plate will be Jimmy Quinn, who in his spare moments doubles as Charley Cromwell's No. 1 sprinter. Husky Kecord Another errant tracks! er, Larry Yeths, is displaying plenty of tal- fouls in the second half. The score was tied five times and the lead changed hands on nine occasions during the fifteen minutes before Jackson Paint pulled ahead, 3S-31. at halftime. Rimdzuis Turns Tide The second half had a dramatic start as Alhambra got hot and closed to within one point at 41-40. j Young Ait Rimdzuis entered the, game for the first time and slapped j in six quick counters and before | the fire cooled off the Painters j grabbed 15 points while holding j the losers scoreless to gain a 56-40 j lead, enabling them to coast home.' Rimdzuis played eight minutes and made 14 points on a continuation of the deadly shooting he displayed against \Vhittier. Rock played with both ankles i bandaged and Marsch with a blis-i BUY NOW BEFORE CEILING GOES ON TIRES AND STEEL ORDER NOW FOR EARLY DELIVERY BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER Riding or Walking Tractors Garden and Farm 4 to 7 Horse Power AH types of Attachments Â· EASY TERMS -- IMMEDIATE DELIVERY JENSEN TRACTOR MFG CO. 901 S. Main Si, Burbank CHarleston 0-3414 ent at short stop for the Green | tered foot taped up. clads, collecting a total of 10 points on firsts in the broad jump and the shot put. Wolters, SticScoien for Moocirchs John Angeleri and Kenny Wolters are the big hitting guns so far this season on the Valley College baseball team. Angeleri is blasting the pill at an even .500 clip with 19 hits in 38 tries, while Wolters leads the team in five other branches of the swatting department. The All-Citrus Tourney choice 'paces the team in hits with 20, doubles, triples, and has three homeruns besides batting in 17 runs in 11 games. His .444 batting average is second only to Angeleri. Terry Morse has walked to first base 15 times and Dick Hammer and Mark Raphael have made the same trip 10 times. Dean Reeser follows Angeleri and Welters with the willow with a .383 batting mark. Reeser has collected 18 blows in 47 times at bat. Reeser also leads the team in runs scored, having crossed the plate 15 times. He has knocked in 10 runs to boot. Not bad for a leadoff man. The squad as a whole is hitting at a .288 level, banging out 107 hits in 372 trips to the plate. Another remarkable team record is the fact that the Monarchs have only struck out 62 times and have walked 74 times. These records do not include the game with Harbor, the first Glendale tilt, or the last College of Sequoia encounter. Although the team has hit when it counts most, it has Jiot produced extra base hits. Only 22 of the 107 hits have gone for more than a single. Player G AB R II 2B SB HR RBI SH SB SO BB HPB A John Angeleri 10 38 7 19 Kenny Wolters 10 45 12 20 Dean Reeser 11 47 15 18 Mark Raphael 10 35 5 11 John Jacobs 3 Terry Morse 11 38 12 11 R.nv Todd 11 27 3 7 Brad Browne 6 14 4 3 Dick Hammer 6 Met Wawrach. 10 Omar Sleckel 3 Bob Kircher 11 Warner Peters T Vito La Gioia 6 Large crowds turned out over got underway over the weekend at he weekend to try their hands-- | San Diego. lany for the first time this year 'Competition in the big yearly --at landing a fighting yellowtail derby, which last season attracted . i _ _ . . _ i T : T 4- ji -- on Ann A - n f ^ t v i f f * 11-ill T*HTI 38 7 45 12 47 15 35 5 10 3 38 12 27 3 1-1 10 30 6 33 8 10 b 1 5 1. t -,;,, c.- r, c r, 0 R o n \Vne;enbach 5 4 0 0 Bill Wolls 3 M O . " u TM!U neasnp * 7 2 0 Totals 11 372 82 107 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 1 0 0 1 n 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 \l o' 0 0 5 32 17 10 5 0 4 .1 2 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0, 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 Â« 0 Â· o n 60 12 4 3 1 4 6 5 3 10 4 2 4 15 5 2 2 4 5 10 8 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 u n o o 4 62 7-1 .501 .44 .38: .3'! .30 .29 .y-' .21 .20 .16 .16 .15 .14 .10 By JACK ADA3IS Southern California deep shing fans are dusting off their ods and reels for another year's ctivity in. the salt water angling port. was good for a few bass and huge numbers of rock cod. The ever-popular y e l l o w t a i l ' loomed into the angling picture as the 5th Annual "Yellowtail Derby! r a scrappy bass or halibut. And they enjoyed fair to good ack, depending on the area where hey dunked their lines. Malibu served up some bass and alibut from the grounds in the 'oint Dume area. Last week's atches were a bit on the slow side ,ue primarily to a lack of good .ait. A return of the anchovy chools to the area will see catches oom to good numbers. Yellowtail Derby On Over in the Catalina and San Clemente island section laige num- jers of bull bass were brought in more than 30,000 entrants, will run for 15 weeks. More Fleets in Service The period will be divided into a trio of sections with winners being declared at the finish of each five weeks. I Finalists from the qualifying' rounds will compete in the big Der- I by Day finale--slated for July 14-| 15. - Â· | The weekend saw two more of j the operators start their fleets on ' daily service as Gordon. McRae, owner of the Rcdondo live b a i t 1 REBUILT MOTOR EXCHANGE Chevrolet Completely Installed 513O.OO Ford V-8 '32-'3B Completely Installed S12O.OO Ford V-8, '3S-'48 Completely Installed $13O.OO Plymouth Completely Installed S14O.OO Buick, 40-50's Completely Installed $20O.OO Buick, 60-80-90's , Completely Installed S215.OO Dodge Completely Installed $14O.OO All others proportionately priced. 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