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 - M onroe Five Captures District Title Two...
M onroe Five Captures District Title Two Thousand Fans See Coach Frank Maguirc's Passers Down Luzerne Team In Contest At Watres Armory Winners to Play Either Hazleton or Lansdowne East Stroudsburg defeated the favored Nantlcoke High cchool team, 35 to 31, in the Col. L. A. Watres armory last night and captured its first District 2, P. I. A. A., championship after eight seasons of struggling for the elusive regional honor. Two Thousand See Game ' Less than two thousand spectators, barely half of the anticipated attendance attendance of approximately five thousand spectators, filled the temporary bleachers In the spacious drill shed and witnessed the courageous Ma - guiremen, minus their pivot man and nucleus of the team, Edgar Rissmil - ler, retard a last quarter Natlcoke rally to hold their slim lead. Neither team showed championship form and the game was loosely played, but sensational from the start. Both contenders, meeting for the third time in five years for the district flag, were awkward in their receiving and passing, with the ultimate ultimate result that the victory was in a quandary up until the last minute of play. ' A favorite to cop the championship and continue its campaign for the state scholastic title. Natlcoke was battled to a standstill by the fighting fighting Monroe county players. Led by Rissmiller and Lambert, the Strouds tallied as many field goals as the brilliant Wermuth, Dillon, Galazin and Sudow. the Blue and White stars, who swept to victory for fifteen successive times before yielding in defeat. Naticoke's beating lay in its crude attempts at stopping East Strouds - burg's offense, built around the giant Rissmiller. In their defense, the Nans were charged with twenty - six fouls with the consequence that East Stroudsburg was successful in thirteen thirteen of the attempts from the fifteen fifteen fifteen - foot mark. The difference in the fouls scored, 13 to 9, gave the Maguiremen their surprising but well - earned triumph. The continual rough play on the part of both teams exacted its tall. Rissmiller was removed from the game midway in the third period, while Galazin and Dillon. Naticoke's crack forwards, retired to the bench in the second and third quarters, respectively. respectively. While East Stroudsburg's offensive was noticeably weakened by the ab sence . of Rissmiller, . the , team Displayed Displayed the courage of a real champion champion and continued its battle, stemming stemming Nanticoke's spurt with a defense defense that was astonishing in both its effectiveness and suddenness. The lead alternated more than a half dozen times during the tussle, with Nantlcoke gaining its greatest lead as the second quarter reached its termination, and the champions holding their greatest advantage shortly before Rissmiller was forced from the struggle In the third period. The score at these respective Junctures were 20 - 15 and 27 - 22. East 8troudsburg led at the end of three of the four periods, Naticoke making its greatest showing in the second quarter when Wermuth and Galazin displayed some of their potential potential powers. - The first period ended at 10 - 9, the second 22 - 10, the third 31 - 27 and the final 35 - 31. Nantlcoke drew first blood and held a four - point lead when Dillon tallied a field goal and two fouls shortly after the game got under way. Two fouls by Rissmiller and pointers by Long and Heller shoved the champions champions Into the lead. Wermuth shot a foul and RissmiUer another free toss. The former garnered a pair of free tosses and a field goal, but Lam - berg and Rissmiller s?ame through with free tries and gave the Strouds the lead. 10 - 0, as the period closed. After East Stroudsburg piled up a 15 - 11 lead in the second period, the Nans showed the best form of the game and looped four fleldgoals in less than two minutes on signal plays. Despite Despite East Stroudsburg's comeback, the Nans held their lead when the half closed, 22 - 20. East Stroudsburg took the lead as the third period progressed with Rissmiller Rissmiller scoring three field goals in about five minutes. He was removed from the game with the score at 29 - 24 in favor of the Blue, and White. As If sure of triumph with their opponents' opponents' big star out of the game, the Nans opened a spirited rally but It died with Wermuth' field goal when the champs tightened its defense and plaved the Nans, man for man. Rissmiller and Wermuth, the leading leading figures on both teams, led their aggregations in scoring and remarkably remarkably coincident both gathered the same number of point, eleven. Wermuth cut - scored Rissmiller from the field, popping four double - deckers to his rival's three two - pointers. antiroke Plavera T. Dillon . Galazin ... Konalskl .. Sherwoon , Wermuth . Sudow . . . . Grttdkowskl Pos. .... .Fd. Fd. Fd Fd. C Gd. Fb. 3 2 0 . 0 4 1 1 .' 0 Fg. Tps. 2 1 0 0 4 2 0 1 8 5 0 0 11 4 2 1 ...Gd P. Dillon Gd. . Total 11 East Stroudsburg Players Pos. Fb. Long .....Fd. 1 Lambert Fd 3 Ancda Fd. 1 Elssmillcr C. 3 Hopple C. 0 Heller Od. s2 Lloyd Gd 1 9 31 Fg.Tps. Totals .11 13 35 Rsferee Boland. Bryant. Half time genre 22 - 20. Nantlcoke leading. Fouls called On Nantlcoke, 26; on Fast Stroudsburg, 15. Timer, Mccracken; Mccracken; scored, Burke. County Keystone League Formed by McN'ally Bringing the total of diamond circuits organized to date up to tight Mike McNally, director of athletics for the bureau of recreation, last night formed the Keystone league. The following following teams are enrolled: St. Stephen Juniors, Providence Athletics, Wood A. C, Swas Juniors, Mlnooka A. C. Juniors, Waldorf Robins. There are openings for two more teams. With eight loops already in the Municipal Athletic association. association. McNally will be in attendance attendance at a meeting at the Jackson Jackson Street Baptist church Monday Monday night, when a Protestant church league will be organised. Elm Park to Play Myrtle Street Five Contest Will Decide Pennant ' In Methodist Church Basketball Basketball League for Season Elm Park and Myrtle street, who were tied for first place in the first half of the season In the Methodist Church Basketball league, will meet on th? Scranton - Lackawanna Business College floor at 8 o'clock tonight in the first of the series of play - off games which will decide the league cnampionsnip. The race for honors in the league, which operated this year with the co operation of the bureau of recreation, has been close and exciting throughout the season. Elm Park and Myrtle Street were deadlocked when the first half ended, and the play - off was held over until the close of the second half. In the second half, the fight was just as interesting, but Providence came our on top by a narrow margin. This quintet quintet will meet the winner of tonight's title to settle the season championship. The standings in the two halves were as follows: First Half W. Elm Park M. E. ... 8 Myrtle Street 8 Westminster 5 Providence 5 Asbury M. E 2 Jackson Street 1 L. 2 4 5 7 9 Pet .800 .800 .555 .500 .222 .100 Second Half W. Providence 4 Elm Park 3 Asbury 2 - Westminster 2 Myrtle Street 2 Jackson Street 1 Pet. .750 .600 .500 .500 .400 .250 Exhibition Games ST. PETERSBURG, Fla March 15 (JP). The New York Yankees nosed out the Boston Braves by a 5 to 4 score this afternoon in the third game of the series for the championship of !3t. Petersburg. The eighth was the big inning for the world's champions this time, three of their runs were scored in that frame. Mark Koenig made trree of the Yanks' eleven hits off Johnny Cooney nd Kent Greenfield. His single in the eighth started the Yankee rally. Ed Wells, big southpaw from Birmingham, started for the Yank, giving the Braves three rum. Rov Sherrid did a good job of finishing the game. Score by innings: New York (A.L.) 000 200 0305 11 1 Boston (NX.). ...021 000 0104 7 0 Batteries: Wells. Sherrid and Jor - gens. Dickey: Cooney, Greenfield and Leggett. Smith. . CARDINALS VICTORIOl'S AVON PARK. Fla.. March 15 fPV A ninth inning batting rally enabled the St. Louis Cardinals to square things with the Washington Senators by taking this afternoon'! exhibition game 7 to 0. It was a free hitting game In which the Cardinals used two regular moundsmen but a largely rookie Infield. With the score tied S. Johnson walked In a Washington tally in the eighth to put the Senators Senators out in front, but a trlole. a double and a single In the ninth gave the Cards the game. West. Washington Washington lnflelder, smashed out a homer in the fifth with one on. Batteries: Weaver, Brown. Hooking, and Oharrlty, Tate: Mitchell. Frank - house, S. Johnson and E. Smith, Man - CJfO. ATHLETICS BEAT PHILS FORT MYERS. Fla.. March 15 (Pl. In a free hitting game, enlivened by a fist fl grit between opposing players, players, the Philadelphia Americana today today defeated the Philadelphia Nationals, Nationals, 15 to 14. Playing the second game of a series, the Phillies sgatn made more hits than the Athletics but again failed to get them when they counted. Cochrane hit a home run for the Athletics In the fourth inning, scoring two ahead of him. and in the same inning Haa - sler two In with triple. - Ind ,

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 16 Mar 1929, Sat,
  3. Page 21

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