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trieir n g -- was some Don victory matched game in the last Officials Rate Mat Tourney 'Best By Far' 112 Elvan Pasha, Gallatin; BOZEMAN -- "Best tournament yet by far" seemed to be the opinion opinion of contestants, officials and coaches at the conclusion of the 1957 state high school wrestling tournament at Montana State Cal- lege last weekend. There was.unanimous agreement that the 1957 event saw each of the 12 weights divisions much strong-!Keith Thompson, Billings; Mike Charles Bousliman, Columbia Falls; Frank Poucher, Great Falls' and Roger Indreland", Missoula. 120 -- Ted Foust, Missoula; George Bousliman, Columbia Falls; Charles Redfield, Flathead and Charles Robinson, Custer. 127 -- Terry Foust, Missoula; er and better balanced than last year. Missoula's Spartans, with seven individual champions and places in three of the other weights, had too much balance for the rest of the field. Jug Beck's Spartans took the first place team trophy with 125 points, moving up from the second spot of last year. Billings, 1956 champion, had a furious battle for the second place trophy. It wasn't until the final match was in the record book that the Broncs could relax and accept the runnerup trophy with 66 points. Flathead of Kalispell took the third place trophy with 64. Other point totals in the final standings showed Great Falls with 54, Columbia Falls' six-man team tallied 51, Gallatin of Bozeman 50, Helena 22, Custer of Miles City 16, the State Industrial School of Miles City four, Havre two and' Riley, Columbia Falls and Charles Code, Gallatin. 133 -- Albert Carter, Columbia 354 -- Ron Leckie, Billings; John Matte, Missoula; Dick Menti, Great Falls and Ron McClintick, Columbia Falls. 165 -- John Nickey, Gallatin; Chuck Dennis, Flathead; John Knudsoj), Columbia Falls and Brent Hall, Great Falls. 177 -- Gary Templin, Helena; Loren Harrsion, Missoula; Ed Merlo. Great Falls; Mike Hansen, Flathead. Heavyweight -- Kent Daniels, Falls; Lon Leckie, Billings; Wes! Missoula; Dennis Castle, Great Stoeckei-, Gallatin and Lanis Rey-' Fall s; Bill O'Connor, Caster and iWinifred failed to score. The lat- by narrow and ler two schools were in their first year of competition. Three of the 1956 champions won titles this year, but only Buzz Lucey of Missoula took the same crown. He retained his 138 pound title. The others grew into heavier j weights. Terry Foust of Missoula won the 127 pound medal this year after being the 112 pound champion a year ago. John Nickey of Gallatin moved up from the 154 pound division division title of last year to take the 1957 title at 165 pounds. The coveted outstanding wrestler wrestler award was presented to Elvan Pasha of Gallatin, who won the 112 pound division. A trophy presented presented by the officials for the fastest pin in the touranment went to Buck Kirkeland of Missoula, the 103 pound champion who nailed nailed one of his victims in 27 seconds. seconds. Three sets of brothers were standouts in the tournament. The Foust twins of Missoula were both champions as Ted took the 120 povind class and Terry the 127 pound division. Billings' Leckie Webb Joey _ _ _ j brothers wound I up wVthÂ°Ron for, i n g the I54 title and Lon wind . looping | fromÂ°Charles. at The Bousl j_ mans from Columbia Falls provided provided Coach Bill Stallings with a second second in the 120 pound class from i George and a second at 112 pounds. he follow a do on Between the start of preliminaries preliminaries Friday afternoon and the final match Saturday night a total of 105 matches were run off. The four medal winners in each weight, in" the order of first place through fourth, Includes: 95 -- Bill Stlne, Missoula; John Woods, Billings; Joe Wilson, Flathead; Flathead; Bill Czifro, State School. 103 -Â» Buck Kirkland. Missoula; BUI Lee, Plathead; Bob Fletcher, Billings and Tom Kosthoris, Great Fals. noJds, Flathead. 138 -- Buzz Lucej', Missoula; Pete Williams, Billings; Rex Little, Flathead and Lee Hart, Gallatin. 145 -- Ernest AVeber, Missoula; Tom. Molen, Great Falls; Steve Barnes, Helena and Dick Hines, Flathead. Feldner to Take Eastern Position BILLINGS (UP) -- A veteran Montana football and basketball mentor, Al Feldner of Laurel High School, will take over the basketball basketball coaching duties at Eastern Montana College of Education. Eastern officials said that Feldner Feldner would replace Dr. Harold S. Alterowtiz in the post. Alterowtiz will remain as athletic director and bead of the physical education education department. Felduer has been coaching all sports at Laurel for the past four years and guided the football team 16 second place in the Little 10 Conference last fall. His Class -A hoop squad wound up sixth this year. Before taking over his coaching duties at Laurel, Feldner served as assistant coach at Hardln in 1948 and as head coach at Plentywoo'd from 1949-1953, except for a year when he was recalled to Army service in 1950-51. Ex-Major Leaguer Enters Politics SPRINGFIELD, III. (UP) -Otis -Otis L. (Otie) Miller, once a peppery peppery expert at making the double play for the Boston Red Sox, confines confines his activities these days to the comparatively quiet confines of the Illinois State Legislature. Miller, graying and a little too heavy to go far to his left, is still a hot baseball fan. His home district district of Belleville, 111., Is just the other side of the Mississippi from St. Louis where he can watch the Cardinals play ball. Miller, who starred at shortstop and third base for the Red Sox, the now-defunct St. Louis Browns and top minor league clubs from 1927 through ^3, often finds time to recall the old days. "I'll never forget the day when I hit two home runs against the Yankees in Yankee Stadium. Babe Ruth got one that day," he said. "The papers carried a headline about Ruth hits another homer, and then down in the small print there was something about "Miller had a good day, hitting two home runs." Gordon Nathe, Flatbead. Upsets Loom In NAIA Meet KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UP)--The two top-seeded teams of the 19th annual National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament. Pacific Lutheran and Youngstown! Ohio, were holding true to form today but it appeared a couple unheralded fives might upset the form chart in tonight's quarterfinals. quarterfinals. Coming up with unexpected power were Eastern Illinois, which walloped Villa Madonna, Ky., 110-78 in the second round, and Southeastern Oklahoma, a club red-hot at the free throw line, which ousted Southwest Texas 98-78. The pairings for tonight's quarterfinals: quarterfinals: Pacific Lutheran, winner over Stetson, Fla., 105-83, vs. Texas Southern, winner over Ball State of-Muncie, Ind., 97-72, at G p . Western Illinois, winner over William Jewell (Mo.), 70-69, versus Tennessee AI, winner over fifth- seeded Portland. Ore., 87-70, at 9 p. m., both games in the upper bracket. Eastern Illinois vs. Hamlinc of St. Paul, Minn., winner over Central. Central. Wis., State, 81-69, at 7:30 p. m. and Southeastern Oklahoma vs. Youngstown, Ohio, winner Emporia, Kan., State, 80-74, at 10:30 p.m., both games in the lower bracket. Scores 67. COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES Brown 88, Cornell 56. JfCAA Small College Tournament Â«l ETUISVIU*. Ind. (Ouwtor-iinal Round) Kentucky Wesleyan 72, Buffalo 68. Mt. St. Mary's 86, Hider (N.J.) 66. Los Angeles Stale 57, San Diego State 45. Wheaton 90, South Dakota State 80. NAIA Tournament at KansM City, (Second Round) Western Illinois 80, William Jewell ,.Eastern Illinoii 110, Villa Madonna (Ky.) 78. Tennessee AM 87, Portland 70. Hamline 81, Stev*is Point (Wis.) 69. Youngstown 80, Emporia (Kan.) State 74. Pacific Lutheran 105, Stetson 83. . Southeastern Okla. State 88, South, western Texas State 78. BASEBALL RESULT! Cincinnati 11, Malwaukee 4. Pittsburgh 3, Boston 1 !!. Kansas City 5, St. Louis 4. Washington 3, Detroit 2. Philadelphia 6. New York Yankees Cleveland 9. Baltimore 5.