Nov 24 1965 Ironwood Daily Globe

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PAGE 6 Ironwood Daily Globe, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1965 Krznarich Wins Honorable Mention on All-State Team By BERNIE KENNEDY Associated Press Sports Writer A fast, versatile backfield operating behind a massive line averaging almost 207 pounds per man is the trademark of the 1965 Michigan Class B All State football team announced by The Associated Press today. Bill Plochocki of South Haven, John Powers of Class B champion Jackson St. John, Bob Miltenburger of Grosse He and Greg Hacias of Detroit St. Ambrose comprise the backfield. Tackle Mack Baker of Buchanan, at 6-foot-3 and weighing 277 pounds, anchors the line. Bill Beal of Blissfield is the other tackle. Others in the line are ends Billy Harris of Mount Clemens s to a to to in Mass Trounces Mercer 67-45 MASS — Successfully opening their defense of the P o r - cupine Mountain C o n f e rence championship they won last winter, the Mass R o c k ets posted a 67-45 triumph over the Mercer Tigers here Tuesday night. By beating Mercer in the first basketball game ever played by the two schools, Coach Ernest Toivonen's R o c- kets notched their second win in as many outings this season and spoiled Mercer's debut as a new member of the c o n- ference. Mercer was making its first start of the campaign. Mass went ahead 7-6 midway in the first quarter and stayed out in front the rest of the way, but the aggressive Tigers gave the local cagers some anxious moments before the Rockets pulled away in the last quarter. The Rockets had a 15-9 lead at the quarter and a 33-21 edge at the half, but the Tigers battled back to close the gap to just four points, 43-39, by outscoring Mass 18-10 in the third period. Mass regained c o n - trol in the fourth quarter and outpointed the visitors 24-6 to win going away. Ted H o i s k a poured in 27 points in leading the Mass attack. John Fezzey was the run- nerup with 12 points and Brad Hoiska had 10. Fezzey and Bill Savela led the rebounding for the Rockets, while Wes Niemi did a good job in filling in for veteran Ted Coffey, who sprained his ankle in the first three minutes and sat out the remainder of the game. Giving T. Hoiska a battle for scoring honors was Terry Neu- fuss, who netted 26 points for Mercer, but he was the only Tiger to tally in double figures. Jim Kichak was Mercer's top rebounder. At the free throw line, the Rockets clicked on 11 of their 19 chances while the Tigers netted 5 of 15. Mass also won the preliminary game between the B teams The Rockets will travel t o Watersmeet next Tuesday, by a 65-34 score. Clintondale and Rick Burlingame of Albion; guards Dick Hamm of Hastings and Larry Breault of Gladwin and center Randy Eckel of Dundee. Hacias is the only junior on the team. Plochocki, considered the best back in the southwestern part of the state by Wolverine Conference coaches, gained 577 yards in 110 carries and scored 10 touchdowns. He caught seven passes for an additional 102 yards and one touchdown. His 60 points in league play gave him the individual scoring title for the second straight year. Powers, a fullback, carried 127 times for 970 yards, scored 13 touchdowns and added 11 extra points on runs. A linebacker on defense, he averaged 15 tackles a game and blocked six extra point tries and one punt. * * * Miltenburger, another power runner, carried 121 times for 786 yards. He scored 13 touchdowns and six extra point runs. He blocked two punts and once recovered a fumbled kickoff on the opponent's three yard line. Hacias, considered the outstanding passer in the Detroit area, completed 55 of 101 attempts for 1,785 yards and 15 touchdowns. He added three touchdowns himself and only four of his passes were intercepted. Harris, operating as a split end, caught 24 passes for 500 yards and 16 touchdowns. He intercepted nine passes, three of which he returned for touchdowns, making him one of the top scorers in the state this year. Burlingame, who coach Ivan Mulenkamp calls the best defensive end in the state, averaged 13 tackles a game. He scored nine touchdowns, one of them on a blocked punt. Seal's value at Blissfield was as an offensive tackle. Most of the team's scoring plays were directed at his position. His play won him considerable pr.aise by Huron League coaches who called him one of the best linemen in the state in years. Also spearheaded defense which allowed opposition an average of less than 90 yards a game. * » * Second team backfield selections on the dream team are Phil Wittliff of Port Huron Catholic, Chris Clark of Lansing Gabriels, Coleman Lane of Oscoda and Mark Phalen of Holly. Ends named are Paul Visnaw of New Baltimore Anchor Bay and Dan Wrozek of Jackson St. Mary, while Bob Hellar of Ecorse and Pat Grace of Port Huron Catholic were named at tackle, Dave Grunst of South Haven and Rich Kornoelje of Wyoming Park at guards and Bob Titley of Tecumseh at the center. No Upper Peninsula players were named to either the first or second teams, but three were accorded honorable mention. Jon Krznarich, Ironwood's fine center, was one of the players receiving honorable mention. The others were Jack Rumohr, a guard from Munising, and Jeff Gill, a tackle from Kingsford. Midgets Down Bessemer by 70-64 Margin A fourth quarter scoring surge led by Gary Gotta, opened the door foi the Hurley Midgets to scamper to their first win of the 1965-66 basketball season Tuesday night as they downed the Bessemer Speed Boys by a 70-64 margin. The contest was the first Michigan-Wisconsin Conference action for both units and was played at the J. E. Murphy gym at Hurley. It was a valiant show of basketball determination on the part of the Bessemer squad, which ran iti, losing string to 35 straight games. Bessemer took the opening jumpoff and converted it into two points on a iump shot by Don Barbacovi with 7:04 remaining to Jae played in the first period. * * * •' ' , Hurley knotted the tally with 6:49 remaining in the first quarter on a shot by Gotta but both teams played even-steven ball with Bessemer leading at t'- •> end of the period 14-13. Hurley took the lead in the opening seconds of the second period 15-14 and Bessemer tied the score again at 15-15 on a charity toss by Bob Abelman.; Bessemer edged ahead midway in the second period and held a 28-22 advantage at halftime. The Speed Boys continued to cling to the slight lead throughout the third period and at the climax of the third quarter, Hurley trailed in the ballgame by a slini 44-42 margin. In the opening seconds of the final period, Gotta netted a jump shot from the coffin corner to knot the tally at 44-44 and with 7:40 remaining in the battle George Rubatt put tfh e •>•' Midgets ahead to stay with a driving layup. Hurley, cheered on by a wild crowd of Midget fans, continued to eke ahead and with 4:43 showing on the Scoreboard clock, led in the tilt 60-50. The Midgets succeeded in running out the clock to rack up their first triumph of the campaign. Herbert Perlberg was the high point man for the Midgets with 21 points, 13 of which he acquired at the free throw line. Gotta was next on Hurley's list of scorers with 17, 10 of which he netted in the second half. * * *. Rick Schwartz led the Bessemer scoring with 21 points and he also got. 13 of them on free throws while Barnaby took ruh- nerup honors with 12 points. Hurley piled up 24 of 29 at-. tempts from the free throw line' and Bessemer scored on 22 of '. 38 attempts. Hurley's next outing will be against the Ironwood Red Devils, also with a 1-0 conference mark. The twin-city rivals will square off at Ironwood's gym on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Bessemer will also meet a strong conference rival as it de- :., fends its home court against th3 Wakefield Cardinals in a game also scheduled for next. Tuesday. Hurley (70) Gotta Powell Nasl Canalia fg ft pf 815 Syrjala 203 202 232 Abelman 014 Bessemer (04) f g ft pt 425 Barnaby 524 Schwartz 4 13 0

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