Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 31, 1968 · Page 9
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Tuesday, December 31, 1968
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THORNTON TAKES NO. 1 SPOT IN PREP POLL -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- fjlams Not Mentioned Cabutti's Maroons i Fall To 7th Place; \ Terriers Are 13th PREP SCORES » if. By * ft i Illinois Basketball H7 Hi«1 tie Prep THE ASSOCIATED Tournaments At DcKalh * MencV'ta 77. Sycamore * Dc Kelb 63. Arlington fthird place) *Kaneland 74, Lincoln-Way (fconsolatior.) iMendota 66. De Kalb 4,*' J" Sycamore 61, Arlington 56 r Lincoln-Way 62 lion 44 < Kaneland 62, Belvidere :$2 ' At Morgan Park . Morgan Park 75, Wells 44 * Marshall 85, Harlan 68 * Panther classic \ Di iSable 101, Frrrestville At Grayslake ; Grayslake 60, Stevenson 56 I Deerfield'256, Crown 50 (title i SPRINGFIELD. 111. (APi Harvey Thornton, winner of the Centralia Holiday Tournament, i grabbed the No. 1 rating today ; in The Associated Press third ! weekly high school basketball poll. i The lop 16 list underwent ' some drastic shuffling due chief- PRESS !y to showings in holiday competition. Champaign Central. which I '.ns No. 1 a week ago, dropped to seventh after losing to THorn- ton 61-40 in the title game a: Centralia. I lock Island Allcman, ranked No. 10 in the previous poll, bounded to third on the strength of capturing the Pontiac tournament where four other rated Genoa Kins-; teP1T!S f^n by ;he weys-de. '• Thornton collected six first- i place votes and received 219 or i a possible 256 poll points to take the top rating over Galesburg. Other first place votes were j Rockford West 4; Galesburg 2, 7l> jQitincy 2; Loekporr Central 1, ! and Proviso East 1. PULLS FOR PAYDIRT—Gray quarterback Ed Hargett (15) of Texas A. and M. drags Blue safety Jim McCall (28) of Army across goal line after a five-yard keeper play In first quarter of Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alab.-mia. .An unidentified Gray teammate sails across play as Hargett scores. Gray won, 28-7. (AP Wirephoto) Against Kansas Penn St Will Put In Some New Wrinkles By RALPH BERNSTEIN MIAMI (API - Penn State's Decatur Eisenhower, cham- j picn of the Carbondale tourna -j I At Notre Dame : monl came frorR nowi^ t0 , ,,Rich East 68, Elk Grove 10 ; ffain Ule No 1Q ranking> At Proviso West 0ne of lhe newcomers to this; , Proviso East 67, Lyons 51 Ut-iw-.ek's standings was Meridian,' which upset Carbondale and Co-- 1 Joe Paterno and Kansas' Pcp- . Willowbrook 48, Thornridge 42 j ]inav ; 1[e before bowing to Eisen-| per Rodgers are recognized as At Waverly ^ J hower. ; two of college football's bright Glenwoocl 96. Stonington 7C; Teams dropping out. of the. young men. Both are candidates (t J t!o> _ | ratings were Collinsville, Gran- i for coach of the year. They , Ashland 61. Pawnee 39 I third | ITE Q IVi Peoria Manual and! don't, however, see eye-to-eye Normal Community. j on preparing a team for a bowl The top 16 teams with won- j Same, lost records and poll points: Paterno's practice SMU Tackles Oklahoma Tonight USC, Buck Same Headlines List Of Seven Bowl Bouts Waverly 47 (con- place) ° Franklin 7S soiation> Non-Tournament . Farragut 75, St.. Viator sessions 62 fB/g E' Boosts Scoring Average : To 30.6 Points * NEW YORK (AP) -- San Dejo's Elvin Hayes continued hitting at a —clip of better than 30 joints per game last week to widen his lead in the National Basketball Association scoring Bace. i' Th« Rockets' 6-foot-9 rookie pumped in 95 points in three games, boosting his per-game average to 30.6 and moving 174 points ahead of runner-up Bob Rule of Seattle, according to official NBA figures released today. Hayes has a 37-game total jfc 1,132 points. 'kRule, who has played four &ore games than Hayes, has scored 958 for a 23.4 per-game mark. Baltimore's Earl Monroe and Los Angeles' Elgin Baylor are third and fourth, respectively, in the scoring parade, followed by Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati. Wilt Chamberlain of Los Angeles is the leader in field goal Accuracy with a .591 percentage a>d Cincinnati's Adrian Smith tops t he free t. hrow shooters with an .862 mark. Cliamberlain also paces the febounders with a total of 781 retrieves for an average of 24.4 per start. Seattle's Len Wilkens i| the No. 1 playmaker with 346 assists. Robertson has the best £er-game average—9.7~jn seven fewer starts than Wilkens. 1. Harvey Thornton 9-2 2)9 i are 2. Galesburg 5-1 200 3. Rock Is. Alleman 10-0 .... 139 4. Rockford West 7-0 193 •> .Quincy 9-1 191 6. Proviso East 10-1 184 7. Champaign Central 12-1.. 161 8. Edwarsvilie 8-0 117 9. Lockport Central 8-1 114 30. Decatur Eisenhower 8-2 100 11. DeKalb 10-1 82 12. Meridian 9-2 52 13. Carbondale 7-1 _ 45 1.4. Chicago Hgts. Bloom 9-2 39 15. Waukegan 7-3 38 16. Fairfield 9-0 32 Next in order' were Peona Manual. Moline, LaGrange and Mr.ndota. Other teams receiving votes we-re Rockford Auburn, Aurora East, Collinsville, Granite City, Normal Community, Chicago DuSahle, Chicago Hirsch, Chicago St. Patrick, East Peoria, Chicago Dunbar. Toluca, Riverside-Brookfield, Princeton, Centralia, Springfield Laphier, Clifton Central, Joliet Catholic, LaSalle-Peru and Ottawa. closed. Armed guards are In Sugar Bowl Georgia Gets TD Nod Over Razorbacks By RON SPEER Associated Ptress Sports Writer posted at. the gate after the Nittany Lions finish about 25 minutes of sil up exercises. Rodgers opens the gates and invites anybody in who wants to watch. The Penn State coach explains that it's not that, he wants to be secretive, but that he is making some adjustments in both of- 1 NEW ORLEANS ,La. tAPi— fense and defense and he [ Georgia's unbeaten Bulldogs con- dbesn't want anyone watching. | t;Pnc i holiday football trips can Paterno also said that lie De [ un , and the Southeastern wasn't bypassing the basic of- < Conference champions are fense that carried Penn State to ready to test the theory against a 10-0 record and third ranking explosive Arkansas in the 35th among tlie nation's college 1 sugar Bowl battle Wednesday. te f. m , S '.„ , • „ , , T 'ie Bulldogs have been in We 11 basically be the same , town a week m , xi pleasure team, but we put in some new < ^ pra ctice. and they've pick- wrinkles to keep our tads from | ^ a ,. epulation as a fun . getting bored. We try to keep! lovj outfu them interested by adding some Sports Shorts things." Rodgers doesn't look at it that way. He says that when the ball is snapped it's a matter of blocking and tackling. "We've run certain plays all year and we've got to keep running them." The Kansas coach is the first former Orange Bowl player to BY J^ r^K2?S5 PKTB , S!S ! bring his own team to lhe Mi NEW ORLEANS (AP) - John) an / cJassic , In 1952t he kicked a field goal in the final minute Dane HI captured four firsts! Monday as Tulane grabbed a commanding lead entering today's final seven races of the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Regatta being contested over a three-mile course on Lake Pontchartrain. Tulane wound up Monday's 11; races with 27 points. California and Yale were tied for second with 45 points each. Navy had 57, followed by San Diego State 59, The Citadel 60, Indiana and Georgia Tech 61, and Michigan 91. HAIU which gave Georgia Tech a 1714 win over Baylor. As an assistant and now a head coach, this will be Rodgers ninth bowl game, and he's never been on the losing side. Paterno is coaching his sec| ond bowl team. Last year Penn State played in the Gator Bowl and tied Florida State 17-17 after leading 17-0 in the second half. Troy Is Named Top '68 NAIA Football Team Arkansas, beaten but once, didn't arrive until Sunday. The Razorbacks did their training at home, skipping most of the pre- game festivities. The Bulldogs and Coach Vince Dooley concede they've had a good time since they hit New Orleans, but defensive end Billy Payne said football has been fun all fall at Georgia. Dooley said the outside activities hampered Georgia's preparations, and Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles made it closa* tha thte Razorbacks are expecting a rugged brawl. "We've greatly impressed with Georgia," Broyles said. "We've got our work cut out for us." The Razorbacks, ranked ninth nationally and beaten only by Texas which they lied for the Southwest Conference crown, are a touchdown underdog in the • game which is expected to at! tract a record crowd of about 85,000. Georgia, which never lost but I was tied by Tennessee and Hou- I ston, is ranked fourth nationally . ' and was the stingiest team in KANSAS CITY (APi Troy j the nation in 1968, giving up (Ala.) State, which won lhe Na-1 only 98 points, tional Association of Intereol -j Both teams also have some 1969 As we charge ahead into a New Year, we think it is a fine time to thank all our customers for the loyal patronage and good will they have shown us. A happy 1969 to all of you. legiate Athletics post-season i playoffs fittingly was named the ' No. 1 NAIA football team for 1968 in the final poll announced today. Troy, which defeated Texas A&I 45-35 in the NAIA Champion Bowl, moved up from the fourth spot in the NAIA poll at the close of the regular season. Troy received 14 of the 15 firsl- plar-e votes and piled up 147 points after fashioning a 10 record. Texas A&I was rated second and drew 134 points on its 9-2 record. The other first-place vote i Alma wont to third-place Alcorn A&M of Mississippi, which had a 9-1 recoixi and drew 81 points in the poll. Rounding out the top 10 were, TYLER'S FFERSON MOTORS 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer", Pontiac—Cadillac — Buick—GMC Trucks t By HAL BOCK Associated Press S|wrts Writer Houston coming back down to .'ii'th after the sensational show by the three Apollo S astronauts, gi.ts a chance to blast off again tonight when it hosts the Astro Bluebonnet bowl ten South- i rn Methodist and Oklahoma. That will be the appetier set; ting the stage for the big New ! 'ear's Day menu of Bowl | games—the Rose at Pasadena i matching Southern California and Ohio State; the Cotton at Dallas with Tennessee facing Texas; the Sugar at New Orleans with Georgia against Arkansas; and the Orange at Mir-mi with Penn S tate against Kansas. Two more games are scheduled for Saturday with North and South squads clashing in the Hula Bowl at Honolulu, Hawaii and in the American Bowl at Tampa, Fla. The week's post-season action got started Monday night in the Peach Bowl at Atlanta where Louisiana Slate rallied behind Mike Hillman's quarter backing to beat Florida State 3127. Hillman drove the Tigers downfield in the final minutes, completing two key passes and caking off on a 14-yard run to set up Maruice LeBlanc's j three-yard plunge for Hie he didn't think j game-winning touchdown. An overflow crowd of 60,000 is expected in the Astrodome tonight for the Astro-Bluebonnet which has succombed to Mother Nature and moved indoors following nine weather-troubled years in Rice Stadium. Oklahoma and SMU both logged 7-3 records during the i 'egular season and feature ex plosive offenses. "Both teams ought to ring the scoring bell a few times," said Chuck Fairbanks, Oklahoma's coach. The Sooners won five straight games after a so-so start and Hayden Fry, SMU's coach, insists that Fairbanks' club has developed into possibly tlie best team in the nation. "Oklahoma became a great le-'m because of its balance on offense and defense," said Fry. "Ohio State is not as good on defense." TISC and explosive O.J. Simpson, the Heisman Trophy winner, will find out just how good Ohio State's defense is in the Rose Bowl Wednesday. O. J. will have running competition f"om the Buckeyes' Jim Otis, a iwugh fullback, and rollout quarterback Rex Kern. In the Orange Bowl, third- ranked Penn Slate would figure to be a major problem but the California Lutheran and Emory j Niu Lions h to P. t.1 .... 1 • y r : r.ume to give Kansas any moi-e I headaches than the Jayhawks encountered in their own conference—the tough Big Eight. Three Big Eight teams—Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma- all won bowl bids and Missouri whacked Alabama in the Gator showdown 35-10 last Saturday. "Through better recruiting and better coaching, the Big Eight has been brought into bal aj'ce," said Charlie McCullers, Kansas' offensive coach. "The rivalries are tough and cold­ blooded now from top to bottom," Kansas survived the tough Conference with a 9-1 record to set the stage for the meeting with unbeaten Penn State, 10-0. Tennessee may have some surprises in store for Texas in tlie Cotton Bowl. "New wrin- Nips Phoenix 120-118 Seattle Ends Loss String At 10 Games By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS S e a 111 e's 10 game losing sh-eak is finally over and now Coach Al Bianchi hopes tlie Su- perSonics can get back to the business of moving up in tlie National Baksetball Associa- t.on's tight Western Division race. Seattle halted its skid with a 120-118 victory over expansionist Phoenix Monday night. In other NBA action, Chicago dropped San Francisco 103-97 and Los Angeles nipped San Diego 131126 in overtime. In the American Basketball Association, Indiana whacked Kentucky 110-93 and Los An geles trimmed Dallas. ^he SuperSonics' victory left tl em 3Vj games behind San Francisco and fourth place in the West. The Warriors, who dropped to fourth by losing to Chicago, are bunched with the Bulls and San Diego with only a half game separating the three teams. Bob Rule and Art Harris scored 24 points each for Seattle j on the SuperSonics, who led by 117 at the half, had to hold off a ! !ate Phoenix surge to nail down the victory. Tlie Bulls won their fourth straight with Jimmy Washington, Bob Weiss and Clem Haskins packing a last quarter •wge. Tlie trio combined for 19 points after 11 third period points by Joe Ellis of the Warr/ors had depleted an earlier Chicago lead. Haskins finished with 20 points wlifle Weiss and Washing- tin scored 17 each. Rudy Larus so led San Francisco with 21. Jerry West scored 40 points, including seven in the overtime, to enable Los Angeles to turn buck San Diego. The Rockets, who got a 33-point showing from Elvin Hayes, led through tlie thirrd quarter and held a 93-90 lead at the start of the final period. But tlie Lakers rallied to tie it at 119-119 at tlie end of regulation play, and then West went to work. Elgin Baylor scored 31 for tlie Lakers, while tlie Rockets' Jim Barnett and Don Kojis each had 28. In tlie ABA, Mel Daniels and Eob Netolicky combined for 46 points and led Indiana past Kentucky. Daniels had 25 and Netolicky 21 as tlie Pacers pulled within one game of second place Kentucky in tlie Eastern Division. Mt V. Register-News Boo! Boo! Boo! Happy New Year ference race. . . Both have 3-0 records in the league scramble. . . Fairfield captured tlie , Olney Holiday corwn. while Law- Ram basketball fans I bless i renceville claimed tlie Mattoon 'em all) are a demanding lot. i tourney title. . . . A great basketball tradition ' sprinkled with four state championships, has left local followers with no tolerance for the mediocre. . . Reading our mail and talking with more rabid Ramfans, we sometimes get tlie idea that per- -X- -X- -X- Coach Dick Jones' McLeansboro Foxes, losers of two of their first three starts this season, have roared back with six straight triumphs, c 1 imaxed with the championship of the Eldorado Holiday meet last Saturday night. . . McLeansboro whipped host Eldorado 65-53 in fection would be barely accep-ljhe title game. . . Eldorado table. . . j had beaten the Foxes by one Naturally there is disappoint- point early in the campaign, ment with Mt. Vernon's current . McLeansboro's other loss was 4-3 record but. in reality, just to West Frankfort. . . how bad is if." -x- -x- -x- Southem Hllnois officials who -x- -x- -x- .worker; the Carbondale Holiday Louisiana State Upsets Florida For Peach Title top runners, and Sugar Bowl officials feel they have come up with one of the most exciting pairings in the history of the holiday classic. The yame. which starts at 2 p. m. EST, will he televised nationally by NP.C. in order, Arkansas Tech. Northern, (Sd.i. State, Willamette, Doane, Southwestern Louisiana. & Homy. The second 10. in order, were Appalachian i N.C.) State, North Austin State, (Pa.) man. Plattevillc (Wis.i State, Carolina A&T, Ferris, (Tex.), Adama (Colo.) Hamline, Waynesburg State and Carson-New- Mt. Vernon ATLANTA (AP) - Maurice LeBlanc. an often-injured second-team running back, and a play designed to provide a two- point conversion for Louisiana State have powered tlie Tigers to their fifth bowl game victory in seven seasons. LeBlanc's three-yard scoring plunge with 2:39 left; accounted for tlie winning touchdown Monday night as Louisiana State outlasted favored Florida State in a frantic 31-27 inaugural for Atlanta's new Peach Bowl. Tlie 6-foot-2 180-poundl senior from Lafayette, La., said the play designed to secure conversions worked well all night and he kept using it while rolling up 97 yards in 14 carries. Louisiana State overcame a costly series of early mistakes and held off a frantic comeback bid sparked by Florida State's vaunted passing combo of Bill aCppleman to All-American flanker Ron Sellers. But it was second-string junior quarterback Mike Hillman who kept the Tiger attack rolling. He wound up being named the game's top offensive player. The Rams lost to Fairfield, but so has everybody else. . The Mules have a 9-0 record.. . Their closest game was with Mt. Vernon. . . The Rams lost to Carbondale. . . The defeat came at Carbondale against a team then rated No. 6 in Illinois, undefeated and at fu-ll strength. . . It was a three - point decision. . . Carbondale has lost once this year — after Bob Pankey was injured. . . The Rams lost to Alton after topping tlie Redbirds in tlie season opener. . . Alton was a vastly improved club at Carbon-d ale, tlwugh finally falling to Decatur Eisenhower 83-78 before clobbering Collinsville by 15 points for third place. . -X- -X- -X- Mt Vernon's wins speak for themselves, though we believe the victory at. Centralia was a big one. . Only., otlier team to handle tlie Orphans in ten games was Thornton of Harvey, now rated No. 1 in Hllnois .. -x- -X- -X- The Ram defense has been criticized, yet it has given up an average of just 63 points per game. . . No team has reached 70 against Mt. Vernon. Alton, averaging 74 per game, hit 59 ah 64 against Mt. Vernon. Centralia, averaging 82 per game during its tourney and scoring over 90 four times this year, managed 63 against Mt. Vernon. . . -X- -X- -X- We picked Mt. Vernon to win the South Seven. . . We still pick 'em. . . — And we doubt that Fairfield looks with much joy at toe pros-p ect of meeting Mt. Vemon in tlie regional on March 7. . . kles," was what Doug Dickey, coach of the Volunteers called them. "We won't have anything drastic for Texas but we'll try to have something different," said Dickey. "I'd be surprised if there was a whole lot of offense. I doubt the game will be completely wide open." said Darrell Royal, coach of fifth-ranked Texas. He said his club would "stay with the basics." Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles was struggling with how to deal with Georgia's tough defense in the S ugar Bowl. Tlie Bulldogs had the best defensive statistics in the country this season, "I thought when I left Georgia Tech. I wouldn't have to worry about playing Georgia again," said Broyles, who was a top quarterback and later an assist ant coach at Tech. Georgia's defense will have penty to do against Broyles' club. "Arkansas has a tremendous offense," said Georgia Coach Vince Dooley, "certainly tlie best we've seen." -x- -x- The Moilbag "To Sporting Daze: "In a column last week you said that Walter Moore and Charley Moore were the only Mt. Vernon cagers you could remember who played four years of varsity basketball. How about Coleman Carrodine?" "Gary Rockett, — Salem, HI." -X- -X- -X- Coleman was a dandy but did not play four varsity seasons. . . He joined varsity action near the end of his sophomore year. -X- -X- -X- Sports Shorts Former Mt. Vernon Ram Gary Jones, 6-7, is currently sparking the Nicholls State College team of Thibodaux, La. . . Gary played two years at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M junior college before going to Nicholls State j last season. . . Gary, now 21 years old and a senior, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jones, of Ina. . . He is married to the former Bonnie Labit, of Houma, La. . . Mt. Vernonite Kenny Dillingham propelled his Odin Eagles to wins over Belleville East, Columbia, New Athens and Highland for the championship of the O'Fallon Holiday tourney. . . Dillingham's Eagles boast an 11-2 record. . . Wayne Heinrich, 6-6 forwarl. scored 42 points for Odin in tlie championship game. . . -X- -X- -X- Coach Larry Odum's Fairfield Mules, though racing to a 9-0 record on the outstanding play of big Gerald Foster, have failed to shake Lawrenceville's Indians in the North Egypt Con- believe that Peoria Manual could be tlie team to beat when state tourney time rolls around. . . Peoria ripped Pinckneyville by 15 points in the first round, then fell to eventual champion Decatur Eisenhower, 74-73, in what appeared to be a rather lackadaisical performance Friday afternoon. . . BOWLING FELLOWSHIP LEAGUE Standings: Woody's 66 Endicott Furn Rad. 1 Sandusky's . Jeff. Motor . Inland Steel ... Petro Drill Bi-State Rad. 2 West. Auto Harpers Gas Nu-Bowl Precision Tri-Co Jansens Harry's Mrkt. Br. Chev w L 41 16 39 1<? 36 21 34 23 32 25 28^4 2SV 2 28 29 27 30 27 30 27 30 27 30 27 30 26 31 26 31 24 33 23 34 20 37. 19Vi .37% TOWN ft COUNTRY Standings: Myers Tlie Printer Near Misses Toppers Pin Spinners Duncan & Pierce T.V. Do-Betters Bluford Grain Dillon's Paint Store ... Artistic Beauty Salon _. M.W. Gregory Constru LEAGUE W h .. 34 23 .. 33 ?4 . 30 27 30 27 , 29 28 28 29 ' . 27 30 27 30 26 31 :. 21 36 CITY MePHEARSON MEMORIAL LEAGUE High Series: H. Higgins 570: Carl Roach 568; A. Muzzarelli 550; S. Bean 542; Bill Allen 541; Paul Warren 534. Standings: W L Eddies Tavern 37 17 Hilotn Shirts 33 21 Beans Standard 30 24 Becks Texaco 30 24 Scarbrough 28 26 Silverstreak 28 26 Stan the Tire Man .... 26 28 Greyhound 24 30 Stans Barber 23 31 Am. Welding _._ 12 42 MTE OWL LEAGUE High Series: Ada Peraino 542; Pat Jones 535; Janet Graham 516; Dorothy Shafer 498; Linda Goza 492; Phyllis Regenhardt 478. Standings: W L Fulford Construction .... 40 14 Mug Drive In 32 22 Laird Jewelers 32 22 Harper's Gas for Less 31 23 Remnant House 31 23 Greyhound Cafeteria .... 29 25 Musgrove Shoe Store .... 29 25 Velma's Airport Cafe 25 29 Broyles Senators 22 32 Edward's Beauty Salon 20 34 Wayne's Marathon 18 36 Precision Eng. Co 15 39 INSURANCE DUE? BEFORE YOU PAY CHECK M.F.A. Homeowners, Auto, Life and Health "SEE LELAN" Your M.F.A. Agent LELAN CARR Ph. 244-0887 Wal'viUe Rd. Mt, Vernon

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