1966 OHS Baseball preview
Aintree, England. "Anglo," a 50-1 choice, won the STRONG IN JUNIORS Tiger Boss Needs ina Team By DON WARNER New Ogden High r _ baseball coach Lee Bybee faces the Region Region One campaign on'a wing and a prayer—the wing—that of strong southpaw Stan Buchanan —the prayer—that his. predominantly predominantly junior ballclub will jell in a hurry. Bybee, former coach at Central Central Junior High took over the diamond chores from Max Morrill Morrill this season, and/ he inherited inherited a possible region contender. contender. . . In Buchanan he has one of the best hurlers in the league. A fire-balling southpaw, Stan can also hit with authority and will roam the outfield when he isn't seeing service oh the MOVED BEHIND PLATE Hard-hitting second-s acker Larry Cole has been moved behind behind the plate this season by Bybee to take advantage of his strong throwing arm and natural natural baseball sense. Cole, only a junior, rates as one of the, best hitters in the region. Third-baseman Ron Perry has been moved over to the shortstop shortstop slot to take advantage of his fine glove. Perry was a regular regular at the hot-corner last season. season. Bybee believes he has good strength in his mound corps. Outside of Buchanan he has junior junior lefthander Boyd Dastrup and righthander Danny Stromberg. Stromberg. Both hit well and will also see service in the outfield. POSSIBLE STARTERS Leading candidates for positions positions at the present time are junior Brent Dopp and senior Andy Zabriski at first base; Craig Burr and George Rees at second base, and junior Craig Slater at the third sack. Senior Senior Arnie Combe could break into the lineup at any of .the infield infield spots. In the outfield is leftfielder Hal Checketts, Jeff Jude, Carl Bates, Neil Green and the hitting hitting pitchers—Buchanan, Stromberg Stromberg and Dastrup., Ogden has a balanced hitting attack and good pitching. If the defense comes through, and the young juniors deliver, the Tigers could take home the big. cake in Region One. TRACK PICTURE Meanwhile, over on the Tiger track, coach Jerry Peterson watches his handful of returning returning lettermen, and flock of junior junior and sophomore hopefuls with mixed emotions. He knows he has good depth in the sprints with Howard Noel and Jay, Uchida returning and junior Royce Zobell coming on strong, but he has problems in the distances, and with a squad made up mostly of inexperienced-youngsters—it. inexperienced-youngsters—it. could be a long road to the Region title. Other returning lettermen are Brent Stringham in the high- jump, David Munson 'in the shot and discus, and Craig Kennedy in the 440 and high-jump.; X NEW IrfOPEFULS Peterson must hope for come- through . performances from his new distance men in order to snare the region track crown. These runners are: Carl Gilbert, Gilbert, John Mills, Ray Williams, Craig Oderkirk, Richard Cook and sophomore Kirk Barker. Mike Beasley, the swift wing- aack in football, may give the Tigers a boost in the sprints and broad-jump. Ogden has trength in the broad-jump with Noel and Zobell, both of whom ;an leap over 22 feet. Other possible point-getters 'or Ogden are: Brent Richardson Richardson and sophomore Bill East in ihe 440; Scott Spencer in the hurdles; Phil Judd in the pole- vault; Tim Timmerman in the tiurdles and javelin, arid Curtis Curtis Campbell, a javelin thrower and sprinter. Peterson could receive help from Ryan Williams and Mike Sanders in the weights, Doug Olson in the javelin, and from Chuck Diaz, a pole-vaulter and distance runner. DASH STRENGTH Ogden does have excellent strength in the sprints, broad- jump, and relays, but the questionable questionable depth in the field events and distances, might hurt the Tigers in the long run. Peterson could take it all if his unknowns come through. His team has been picked to finish high, and its improbable that his Tiger team will finish worse than third. SPRING SCHEDULES Here are the schedules for the Ogden High baseball and track teams: Baseball schedule — April 1, Roy at Ogden; April 6, Logan at Ogden; April 12, Ogden at Bear River; April 15, Sky View at, Ogden; April 22, Ogderi at Ben Lomond; April 29, Bonneville Bonneville at Ogden; May 3 r Ogden at Box Elder; May 6, Weber at Ogden;-May 13, bye. Track schedule — March 31, Weber at Ogden; April 5, Intermountain Intermountain Indian School at Ogden; Ogden; April 8, Ogden at Bonneville; Bonneville; April 14, Ben Lomond at Ogden; April 21, Ogden at Sky View; April 28, Bear River at Ogden; May 5, City-County meet at Weber State; May 13, Region One meet at Weber State; May 20, State'Meet at Utah. 3MINUTE . for the at 43; eliminator the A STEEL MILL WORKER HOLES-IN-ONE IN PITTSBURGH (UPI) - went back to his job in a steel of shock. He shot two holes-in-one game. "I'll tell you, I was thrilled ., a kind.of shock, too," said Andy i ; Kandrack, an electrician, hole: ; j in-one on the 147-yard third - course in suburban'Ohio township. "That was the first time'I 'Kandrack said. Two holes later, Kandrack hole-in• one;with an 8-iron on the 130-yard 495 26th Street SAYS: "Avoid the Rush . . Get Your State Inspection Now."