Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 20, 1968 · Page 11
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, December 20, 1968
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\ Rams Vs. Terriers Tonite; Redbirds Here On Saturday While the eyes of the ardent prep sports fan in southern Illinois will be ou the Mt. Vernon-Carbondalc battle tonight, s e v e i a 1 other top notch games are on tap in the area. The Marion - Benton game w:ll pit a well - organized Ranger club against a taller, fnore experienced Wildcat crew. Marion, under the guid- , ance of Coach Dick Jones, lias won three games and lost one — a 94-57 drubbing by Centralia. Benton, with only two games m the fold, is 2 0. The Wildcats have a tall crew, with a quintet of 6-2 Roger High, 6-4 Steve Waterbury, 6-2 Jim Marshall, 6-1 Jeff Chase and 5-10 Larry Broeking likely starters tonight. Four seniors will probably get a starting nod from Benton Coach Rich Herrin this weekend. They are 6-4 Joe Milton, who has been hampered by an ankle injury lately, 6-3 Doug Collins, 5-11 Laird Wisely, and 6-3 Bob Smith. The four will probably be joined by 6-0 junior Brad Pace . The West Frankfort Harrisburg meeting c o u id develop into a tight game, but the Red Birds are expected to come out on top. Coach Gene Ernest has a quartet of veterans returning from last year's club which finished behind Mt. Vernon and Benton in the final conference standings. Leading the Red Bird attack in early games has been gunner Kenny Griffin and sophomore Tim Ricci. The two standouts w'Al be joined in the lineup this weekend by guards Dale Hut ciiins and Gary Warren along with Terry Gossett, a 6-4 strongman under the boards. Harrisburg, under first -year varsity coach Ray Harris, is paced by 6-0 guard Drew Blair. Centralia should have an easy weekend, disposing of Herrin tonight and host Harrisburg on Saturday. The North Egypt Conference will have a trio of inter- league games in session Friday when Mt. Carmel travels to Carmi, , Salem journeys to Fairfield and Flora hosts Olney. In independent action tonight, McLeansboro will host, a tough Pinckneyville club, Eldorado will tangle with Johnston City \nd Sandoval will host Odin. Results of weekend games should give fans a good idea cf how the various teams will fare for the rest of the season. A schedule of weekend games follow: Friday . Mt. Vernon at Carbondale - Marion at Benton Herrin at Centralia f-Iarrisburg at West Frankfort Mt. Carmel at Carmi Salem at Fairfield Olney at Flora DuQuoin at Anna- Jonesboro West Franklin at Christopher Ashley at Bluford Pinckneyville at McLeansboro Cahokia at Sparta Eldorado at Johnston City Odin at Sandoval Okawville at Patoka Saturday West Frankfort at Mt. Vernon Benton at Herrin Carbondale at Marion. Centralia at Harrisburg Anna - Jonesboro at Nashville BOWLING BOWLING BUDDIES LEAGUE High Series: Carol Suess 545: Carol McPherson 470; Phyllis Hilliard 460; Phyllis Wells 454; Betty Sattei-field 432; Verdene Sutton 432. ROCKETTES LEAGUE High Series: Jinny White 500; Betty Ahlf 474; Anita Reu 474; Winnie Lee 451; Margaret Nalh- lich 448; Vera Smith 444. PYRAMID LEAGUE High Series: Kay Johnson 498; Kay Stinson 482; Marilyn Bechi ercr 481; Freda Hurst 480; Betty ' Newell 479; Roberta Webb 472. SWEET SIXTEEN LEAGUE High Series: Wayne Krehbiel 586; Dewey Barton 562; Bob Dunn 538; Betty Lipps 508; Betty McDonald 459; Donna Anderson 441. COMMERCIAL LEAGUE High Series: Woodrow Hicks 570; John Webb 566; Cecil Campbell 552; Elmer Tice 550; Dean Masnn 530; Bob Baker 530. PINSPINNERS LEAGUE High Games: Doris Pierce 181; Shirley Roney 180; Billie Sue Wilson 180; Lynn Ross 171; Dot Flota 171; Tootsie Oathout 170. Standings: W L American Legion .... 37 14 Taproot .... 30 21 Clarks 29 22 Le Genee 27 24 Kirk's Flowers 24 27 Nobil Shoes 20 31 Salad Bowl .... 20 31 Mr. Kirks 17 34 ALIBI MIXED LEAGUE High Series: Floyd Williamson 539; Bill Tolley 509; Ron Crabtree 508; Rosanna Schallert 463; Jo Carol oDnoho 451; Gloria Sinclair 429. Get On Right Track Ashe Says Kramer Ideal Tennis Czar ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) •— Arthur Ashe Jr., the center of a brisk dollar war between rival tennis promoters, said Thursday professionals and amateur associations should . get together immediately and hire Jack K mer as the czar of the game. "Time is short," the American Davis Cup ace from Richmond, Va., added. "I'm afraid if something isn't done soon we will lose all of our recent open tennis gains and bow the opportunity to make tennis a big time spectator sport. "Kramer would be the ideal commissioner. He knows the game inside out. He is smart and imaginative. Se has a long history of dealings not only with pros but the amateur associations as well. "He is the one man in a position to take over the game and put it on the right track. Personally, I think he would welcome the opportunity." Ashe, who will lead the U.S. Davis Cup forces ayainst Australia here starting the day after Christmas, made his comments as warring factions drew the lines for what promises to be a bitter and perhaps disastrous struggle for power in 1969. Mt V. Register-News FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1968 1-B By JOHN RACKAWAY One statistic was encouraging . QB Hart was thrown just 15 times while attempting Big Red Passing Was Weakest Link St. Louis' football Cardinals to pass, while the Big Red closed the season with a four- game winning streak, compiling dumped opposing QB's 44 times We regard that as a great a brilliant 8-1-1 record in their tribute to St. Louis' pass pro- final 10 games tccuon and tough line play be- The Big Red season mark of 9 fac f young Hart " is not the greatest scrambler in tne woi'id . . . 9-4-1 was the team's best since | a 9-3-2 finish in 1964 . . . Ironically, that 1964 club wound up : exactly where this one did in '68 — one-half game behind the Cleveland Browns . . . -X- -X- -X- The Cards' 9-4-1 record was the result of some stirring last- quarter drives . . . They out- scoveu opponents 121 to 54 dur- Chuck Latourettc, Willis ing tinal periods, pulling sev- Crenshaw, Jackie Smith and oral games out of the fire. Larry Wilson were standout per- . Here was the cumulative formers this year as the Cards quarter scoring for the season: came up with a handful of u am ^aros 44 77 83 121—325 and NFL records. Coach Char- Oyy 82 60 93 54—289 lev Winner looks optimistically -x- -x- toward 1969 ... u ,lie 19t>8 campaign wasn't a complete success artistically, -x- -x- u probably didn't disappoint the But a close look at Big Kea bitlwell brothers financially . . . team statistics might be dis- Tne cardinals ninwH turbing Though winning nine and losing four, the Cardinals were actually outgained by opponents during the 14-game season Cardinals played before 709,371 paying fans, 318,409 for seven home contests and 390,962 for seven on the road ... -X- -X- -X- Mt. Vernon's Jim Smith had And ground-gaining is still the a Dig game for Illinois State U's payoff in football over the long, .^s.imen team last night in an haul ... 85-64 win ovelr Lakeland Junior The Cards gained a total of; Collego oi Mattoon . . . Smith 4,183 yards for the year . . • . j hu 3i points, connecting on 10 of Opponents chalked up 4,419 j ^ Qis ix<m ^ field and • e o t tec. yards . . . Under those conditions, a 9-4-1 finish is remarkable . . . The Big Red's running attack carried the load. Card runners topped the opposition by 439 yards in 14 games . . . But the passing? Nope . . . That was the weakest link . . . Opponents outgained the Cards by almost 700 yards through the air . . . -X- -X- -X- SIU product Jim Hart attempted 316, hit 140 for a com- maKing 11 of 12 free throws . . . Mike Payne, another Ram of last year now playing with the Illinois State frosh, missed last night's game because of a leg injury . . . State frosh have a 6-0 record . . . * * * Unbeaten Fairfield, conqueror of Mt. Vernon last week, has been seeded No. 1 in the Olney Holiday meet . . . The Mules face St. Joseph of Chicago in a -x- -x- -x- -X- -X- -X- -X- lllinois Prep Basketball Phillips 82, Crane Tech 72 . Calumet 76, Carver 59 Dunbar 77, Hyde Park 63 Marshall 65, Englewood 50 quincy 60, Pekin 40 LaiSalle-Poru 70, Chicago Du- Sable 6S lilini Basketball Sophs- Greatest Since Whiz Kids? Norris City Here Tonight Junior Rams Survive Fairfield Clash 48-46 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS 64 Cadillac sedan Deville $2195.00 66 Pontiac 2 Dr. H.T. 2+2 $1995.00 66 Buick Electro 225 $2495.00 67 Firebird Convertible $2395.00 64 Lemons $1095.00 63 Dodge 2 Dr. H.T. $595.00 65 Ford 4 Dr. Sedan $795.00 Special: No Down Payment And No Payments Until February 15/ 1969 CHAMPAIGN, 111. Coach harv Schmidt likes his basketball sophomores at the University of Illinois. He isn't ready to call them trie greatest since the Whiz Kids or anything like that. That's understandable, since he remembers the 1954-55 yearling crop, which included Bill Altenberger, Goerge BonSalle, Hiles Stout, and a Guy named Schmidt. And he knows there have been some other pretty fine groups — like the Dave Downey, Bill Small, Bill Burwell, Bob Starnes bunch that eventually won the 1963 Big 'Ion title. In the current group of newcomers, there are four whom Schmidt believes have the ta- ient to go down in the books as another fine class. He's talking in glowing terms about Greg Jackson of Chicago, Fred Miller of Pekin, Rick Howat of Downers Grove (North), and Bob Windmiller of Ossian, Ind. -o- -o- -o"These guys have overall quickness and shooting ability tnat has to rank them a little above the average," Schmidt says. "And in Jackson they have a player who has the raw talent and strength to beome a great post man and reboun- der." Still, with all their ability, the sophs are having trouble breaking into the Ulinis starting com biriation. Although all but Howat have drawn regular assignments in early games, only Jackson seems to have nailed down a berth. "Their biggest need is experience," Schmidt explains. "The other candidates have it, and that has given them an edge in early going. We have a sizeable group of players with fau'ly even ability, and that is making it hard to decide upon a lineup. "There's no denying, though, that the sophomores figure large in our plans. Whether they start or not, they'll see plenty of action." -o -o- -o- A perfect example is Miller. He started only one of first tnree games (against North Dakota). Yet, he ranked second only to captain Dave Scholz in playing time. "He sure stirs things up," Schmidt says of Miller. "In some ways, he may be more effective coming off the bench early in a game. Still, it's hard to keep him out of the lineup." Miller, 6-4, was the best field shooter on last year's freshman team with a mark of .594. An all - stater, he played on Pekin's 1966 state championship team. -o- -o- -o- Jackson, whose brother, Don was captain of the 1965 Northwestern team, provides the muscle. At 6-8, 254, the Chicago (St. Philip) product operates inside with authority. As a freshman, Jackson pulled down 72 rebounds in just three intercollegiate games. He i is second to Scholz in rebounding with this year's varsity, his total havirg suffered considerably when he sat out much of the game at Creighton with four fouls . Windmiller is an all- around player, who excells as a play- maker, but also has unusual scoring and defensive abilities. He was one of top scorers on last year's freshman squad, with a 12.1 average. Howat possibly is best out- shooter of the sophomore group. Despite fact that he often fires the field is second only to that at long range, his average from of senior guard Jodie Harrison. pletion average of 44 per cent j first round game . . . Other pair... In addition, he was inter- I ings m the eight-team tourney copied 'A) times, while the Cards 1 match Areola vs. Wood River, were intercepting 12 passes dur- \ Sparta -vs. East St. Louis Lin- j ing the season ... coin and Olney vs. Staunton . . . Casey Avenue, Logan 2, Park Avenue Post Wins 1st Negro Gets Scholarship To South Carolina COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina signed its first Negro scholarship athlete to a football grant- in-aid Thursday. Carlton Hayood, a 6-1, 174- pound halfback from Lanier High School in Macon, Ga., was signed by Gamecock assistant coach Jackie Powers. Mt. Vernon's Jr. Rams came back from a 3 -point third quarter deficit to nip a hard-pressing Fairfield quintet 48-46 last night at Fairfield. The Fairfield crew was evidently taking notes at the Mt. Vernon - Fairfield high school game, according to Coach Everett Thompson, bee ausc they employed a similar half - court press. And it almost worked, too. The Rams took a 28-20 halftime lead but were outscored 17-6 in the third stanza and fell behind 37-34. When the final buzzer sounded, the locals were back on top again with a narrow 48-46 victory — their ninth in 12 starts. Coach Thompson praised the Fairfield press as the best his team had played against this year and described the contest as "the best Fairfield game I've seen in a long time." Both teams were sparked by one- man scoring bursts with ;i;e Rams' Mike Bevis capturing game honors with 25 markers. Fairfield's Jay Bigler topped the Wayne County hosts' attack with 21 counters. Mt. Vernon fired at a .478 clip from the field while Fairfield turned in a .410 percentage. From the charity stripe, though the losers hit 12 for 25 I Hi. compared to only 4 of 13 foi Mt. Vernon. Scoring by Quarters Mt. Vernon: 11 17 6 14—48 Fairfield: 8 12 17 9—46 Mt. Vernon scoring: Mike Bevis 25, Herman Henderson 6, Danny Nelson 6, Tony Ray 4, Robert Wilt 4, Bunny Black 2, and Horace Emmons 1. Fairfield scoring : Bigler 21, F Warren 10, Strange 6, John- hon 4, B. Warren 3, and Turner 2. In the "B" game Mt. Vernon blanked the home team 18-0 in the third period to run a- mini Beat Tulane For 6th In Row | CHICAGO (AP) - Bouncy Illinois' basketball team, after notching its sixth straight win ! Thursday night, heads for its ; third game in five days at strong Houston Saturday night. Unbeaten Illinois defeated invading Tulane 105-71. In other games involving Big Ten teams, Northwestern beat Ohio Univer- city 89-80, and Iowa downed North Dakota 91-59. The Big Ten now stands 3814 against outside competition. The tempo steps up for conference teams this weekend, with two clubs, Michigan and Purdue, starting play tonight in the Kentucky Invitational and Sun Devil Classic respectively. By JERRY SEIBERT Church League action at Casey Jr. High last night saw Casey Avenue thump Lebanon, Logan No. 2 squeak by First Methodist, and Park Avenue handle First Community. Casey Avenue used three players in double figures to notch a 66-43 win over Lebanon. Casey led all the way as the score stood at 33-19 at halftime. Jones led the winners with 18 as Taaka had 15 and Roberts 13. Boone was high for Lebanon with 14 with Wangler adding 13. Logr>n No. 2 gV Is sliffest test of the year but managed to hold on to its perfect slate by trimming First Methodist 37-32. It was the eighth straight win for Logan in what was a jlow- scoring contest. The count , at the half was 15- 13 with Logan leading and then in the • • r i <iiey stretched their lead to 28-20 a margin Metho... . iouii.l/1 t overcome. Sargent and McKenzie paced the winners with 10 and 9. Smith took game scoring honors [or Methodist with 15 ' and K. Davis added 6. f Park Avenue took an earlj lead and then was in contra all the way as they dumpec First Community 57-41. In this contest, Community hit only 1 3 of 16 free throw tries while Park Avenue counted on 5 ol 9. Lacey was high for Park Avenue as he bucketed 22 while 'Okie helped with 15. Baal top, ped Community's attack with 1 18 and Wilson had 14. j Church League will resume play after the holidays with a ' full slate of games on Thursday, Jan. 2. What have you got to gain? Confidence. vay with a 42-25 verdict, i Louis Lydell was high with i 18, Ray Stewart had 10, Calvin Kirk 9, Rocky Mays 3, and Jim Hucy 2 for the Rams. Tonight Norris City will be at Mt. Vernon. As seventh graders last year, Mt. Vernon beat Norris City twice by one- point margins. | The prelim starts at 6:30 p.m. aiK* the varsity at 8:00 tonight ! at Casey Jr. High . FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY BRIDGESTOIME MINI-CYCLE $189.95 HOPKINS FORD TRACTOR CO. Highway 460 East Mt. Vernon Steep hills? Rain-slick roads? Mud? Sand? Snow? Flip one simple lever (at any speed) in this 'Jeep' Wagoneer, arid you're in Awheel drive! You've got a great feeling of confidence you can't get in an ordinary car. You've got twice the grip. 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