Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 4, 1969 · Page 7
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Saturday, January 4, 1969
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KOUFAX FORSAKES BACHELORHOOD—Former pitching star Sandy Koufax, who long was considered one of the most eligible, bachelors in the sports world, gazes fondly at his bride, the former Anne Heath Widmark, after their marriage at the West Hollywood home of film star Richard Widmark, father of the bride, on New Year Day. Koufax is 83; his bride 23. (AP Wirephota) Tigers Arc 14-0 Undefeated Herrin Crew Drops Jr. Rams 59-38 McLeansboro Tops Metropolis For Eighth Win McLeansboro took a 15-7 first quarter lead and held on to edge visiting Metropolis, 59-53 Friday night. The win was the seventh in a row for Coach Dick Jones' Foxes who now own an S-2 record. After taking the eight point first quarter advantage, the Foxes upped the margin to 31-21 at the intermission. The Trojans battled back to outscore McLeansboro 18-15 in the third quarter, hut couldn't keep the rally going in the fourth stanza. Bob Russell was high for the Foxes with 18 points, backed by Lewis Winemiller with 11 tallies. Keith Lewis had 24 for the Trojans. McLeansboro travels to Norris City to do battle tonight. Score by Quarters McLeansboro ...15 16 15 13—59 Metropolis 7 14 18 14—53 Scoring for McLeansboro: Winemiller 11, Bailey 9, Russell 18, Lee 9, Nipper 8, Moier 4. Scoring for Metropolis: Bailey 4, Lewis 24, Jones 7, McDear- mon.10, Edwards 2, Parris 6. REPEATER — Al Oerter, 32-year-old New Yorker, was the surprise winner of the discus event at the Olympics in Mexico City. He won the crown In three previous Olympics. Mt. Vernon's Jr. Rams- jumped to a quick 10-7 first quarter lead, but a tough Herrin zone press prevailed as the visiting Tigers pulled away for a convincing 59-38 triumph last night in the Casey Jr. High gym. The win enabled Herrin to remain unbeaten after 14 games Two of those victories have been over the Rams, an earlier season six-point loss and last night's decision. Mt. Vernon's record dropped to a 10-4 slate after the loss to a well-balanced Herrin quintet, Herrin hit on 22 of 44 field goal attempts for an even .500 percentage while the Rams took 50 shots and made only 15 for a .300 mark. Mt. Vernon was 8 of 13 from the line as the Tigers hit 15 of 23. Mt. Vernon coach Everett Thompson said the big points of the Herrin club were excellent defense and the balanced scor ing attack. The Rams' Mike Bevis captured game scoring honors with 24 points while teammates Horace Emmons, Danny Nelson, and Herman Henderson pumped in 7, 4, and 3 ""points. Herrin placed seven boys in the scoring column with R. Jones leading the way with 15 and lively chipping in 12 Shadowens hit 9, Hossman 8, Fosse 6, Newbold 5, and Sam pies 4. Scoring by quarters: Mt. Vernon .10 4 8 16-38 Mt. Vernon .10 4 8 16—38.. In the "B" game, Louis Lydell hit 15 of 22 from the field and bucketed 4 free throws to personally outscore the Herrin seventh-graders 34-27. But 3 points by brother Earl, and 2 apiece for Tom Nance and Jim Hughey gave the locals a 41-27 win margin. Herrin scoring was as follows: V. Jones 10, Green 7, Waldrop 6, Calcaterra 2, and Rudolph 2. The local seventh- graders are now 11-3 on the season. The Aams will be at home on Jan. 10, when they entertain Olney. SPORT SHORTS By Til EASSOCIATED PRESS MONTREAL (AP) — Gump Worsley, veteran .goalie of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens, told the club Friday that he is ready to return to action. Worsley was ordered to take a complete rest for one month after leaving the team following a bumpy plane ride Nov. 26. USC Slides To Fourth Buckeyes No. 1 In Poll; Perm St Texas Next By THE ASSOCIATED' PRESS Ohio State's potent young Buckeyes, firmly entrenched atop the college football world after their Rose Bowl triumph over Southern California, looked forward today to a year ... or possibly two ... of continued dominance. The Buckeyes, named national champions by a wide margin Friday in the final Associated Press poll of sports writers and sportscasters, will return all but four of the 22 starters who paved! the way to a 10-0 finish capped by a 27-16 conquest of then No. 2 Southern Cal. Thirteen of the 22, including quarterback Rex Kern, are sophomores, making the future brighter than ever for Coach Woody Hayes. Ohio State, which last won the national championship 15 years ago, received 44 of the 49 first place votes cast in the final AP ballot. The Buckeyes got 968 points, to 782 for runner-up Penn State, the only other unbeaten, untied major team. The 11-0 Nittany Lions, who edged Kansas 15-14 in the Orange Bowl New Year's Night, moved up from the No. 3 spot they held in the next-to-last poll, conducted at the close of the regular season. Texas, 9-1-1 after trouncing Tennessee 36-13 in the Cotto.1 Bowl, nailed the third spot, with Southern California, 9-1-1, falling to fourth. Penn State and Texas each received two first place votes. Arkansas, which jumped 1 from ninth to sixth place, behind Notre Dame, picked up one. Arkansas wound up 10-1, upsetting Georgia 16-2 in the Sugar Bowl, and Notre Dame, which didn 't go to a bowl was 7-2-1. The Irish were seventh in the next-to-last poll. Kansas, 9-2, Georgia, 8-1-2, Missouri, 8-3, and Purdue, 8-2, complete the final Top Ten Kansas was No. 6, Georgia No. 4, Missouri No. 16 and Purdue 11th before the bowls. Missouri made the big jump following an impressive 35-10 Gator Bowl victory over then 12th ranked Alabama, which College Grid Games NCAA COULD SWITCH TO 1-PLAT00N SIMPSON PENETRATES OHIO STATE LINE—Back O. J. Simpson (32), Southern Cal, makes a gain through Ohio State's line in Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif. Ohio Stato players include Bruce Smith (14) and linebacker Doug Adams (63). (AP Wirephoto) Red Birds Take 72-58 Win West Frankfort Rally Handles Herrin Drive West Frankfort's Red Birds, behind the shooting of Kenny Griffin, downed the host Herrin Tigers, 72-58 in the only South Seven game of the evening Friday night. Coach Harry Stewart's Tigers were trailing by only three points going into the third per- i. d before the deadly shooting of Griffin shot them out of the saddle. Griffin, recently rec o v e red liom a case, of mononucleosis, tossed in 10 of 20 shots, all rrom long distance and 19 straight free throws for a game high 30 points. Gary Warren added 13 for the Red Birds. Mark Mayse led Herrin with slipped to No. 17. Tennessee and 18 points, while Clarence Kin- y The BIG CHIEF is telling you to meet one of Jj the Braves down where the Pontiac Breakaway j Sale is on. Pick 'em only one brave. Morrison T. Bundy James Turtle Marvin Hayes Walter Hayes Tony McKenzie Come in and lets pow wow about the Pontiac Breakaways. Oklahoma also dropped! out of the Top Ten. Fourteen of the TQJJ Twenty in the last regular season poll played in bowl games and eight were beaten. Southern Methodist and Louisiana State, unranked before upsetting Oklahoma and Florida State, respectively, in post season scraps, moved up to Nos. 14 and 19. The final AP poll was taken after the .bawl games for the second time because of the summit showdown between Ohio State and Southern California and the fact that nine of the Top Ten teams had post-season games. The final Top 20, witht first- place vote in parentheses, season records, including bowl games, and total points. Points awarded for first 15 picks on basis, of 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-: 1. Ohio State (44) 10-0 968 2. Penn State (2) 11-0 782 3. Texas (2) 9-1-1 762 4. South Calif. 9-1-1 693 5. Notre Dame 7-2-1 482 6. Arkansas (1) 10-1 478 7. Kansas 9-2 465 8. Georgia 8-1-2 349 9. Missouri 8-3 297 10. Purdue 8-2 263 V- Oklahoma 7-4 257 12. Michigan 8-2 197 13. Tennessee 8-2 1 165 14. South. Methodist 8-3 143 15. Oregon State 7-3 105 16. Auburn 7-4 36 17. Albama 8-3 32 18. Houston 6-2-2 31 19. Louisiana State 8-3 23 20. Ohio U. 10-1 22 caid added 13. The win left West Frankfort willi a 2-1 conference mark and 4-4 overall. The loss was the sixth in a row for the Tigers who are now 3-6 overall and 1-4 in league competition. Score by Quarters West Frankfort: 22 13 20 17-72 [lerrin: 16 16 13 13-58 Scoring for West Frankfort: Hulchins 5, Griffin 30, Dawson SOUTH SEVEN STANDINGS Conf. O'AH Carbondale 3 0 7 1 Benton 2 0 5 1 Centralia 4 1 8 2 Mt. Vernon 2 1 4 3 West Frankfort 2 1 3 4 Marion 13 4 4 Herrin 13 3 5 Harrisburg „.... 0 4 2 6 Prep Schedule Saturday Benton at Carbondale Harrisburg at Carrier Mills Belleville West at Marion Anna-Jonesboro at Murphys boro Du~Quoin at Chester Nashville at PinckneyviHe Christopher at Carterville Trico at Sesser McLeansboro at Norris City 11, Warren 13, Ricci 9, Jordan 4. Scoring for Herrin: Jeters 2 Shemwell 9, Baughman 4, Mayse 18, Kincaid 13, Duncan 8, Aronson 4. 35 Olympic Athletes Entered Nine Gold Medalists In Indoor Track Meet By JACK STEVENSON Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Worried over rising costs of intercollegiate football which override increased attendance, the National Collegiate Athletic Association today studies countermeasures which could include a return to the one-platoon game. Chairman John Waldorf and secretary David Nelson of the Football Rules Committee were invited to meet with the NCAA Council to discuss the situation. On Monday, when the 63rd annual convention of the NCAA officially opens, a round-table discussion takes a look at "the rising costs of intercollegiate athletics." Any return to one-platoon remains the perogative of the Rules Committee which meets later this month in Palm Springs, but the convention also has power. It could virtually issue a mandate through limiting the size of squads or the number of grants-in-aid. Many football coaches have violently opposed a change in the present two-platoon system with difference teams for offense and defense and some are sure to be heard. NCAA President Marcus L Plant of Michigan told newsmen he felt a commission system may be a solution to the continuing amateur sports controversy between the Amateur Athletic Union and the various federations, the latter backed by the NCAA. He pointed out that at Mexico City during the Olympics, the United States Gymnastics Federation and the AAU signed ah agreement for a National Gymnastics Commission. The commission consists of 10 members, 5 from the federation and 5 from the AAU. A majority vote controls and if a tie vote results, Arthur Gander of Switzerland, head of the International Gymnastics Federation, will suggest a solution. Ptent, however, said the knotty problem of conciliating differences between the U.S. Track and Field Federation and the AAU continues. "It seems to us that the gymnastics commission set up a pattern which could be used in working out differences in other sports," the NCAA president said. A proposal will come before the commission to permit schools which don't have spring football to open their fall practice 10 days early and be permitted an extra game between the last Saturday in August and the first Saturday in September. Also to be studied is the rule permittnig freshmen to compete in varsity sports in all but football and basketball. Woodlawn Rally Fails To Catch Christopher Colts' Matte Out With Flu BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Colts were scheduled to conduct their final home workout today before departing for Florida and a Super Bowl date with the New York Jets. Halfback Tom Matte and defensive end Bubba Smith missed Friday's practice session while the Colts' ticket office sold about 1,000 tickets for the Jan. 12 game. Matte, who scored three touchdowns when Baltimore beat Cleveland in the National Football League championship Woodlawn put on a hard drive in the fourth period of play, but couldn't surpass the Christopher lead as the Bearcats took a 62-59 victory over the host Cardinals. Christopher took a 20-15 first quarter lead and upped it to 40-28 at halftime before the Cardinals began to battle bck. Four players were in the double figure column for Coach Jim Murray's Cardinals with Jim Bushong leading the pack with 18 points backed by Tony Draege with 14 and Darrell Mays and Steve Danner with 11 each. Dave Anderton tossed in i 18 for Christopher. The loss left Woodlawn with a 2-8 record. Christopher also won the- "B" game, 52-43. Score by Quarters Christopher 20 20 11 11—62 Woodlawn 15 13 13 Ifi—59 Scoring for Christopher: Anderton 18, Cavinder 17, Clark 15, Janello 6, Wilson 4, Moroni 2. Scoring for Woodlawn: Bushong 18, Draege 14,- Mays 11, Danner 11, Boldrey 3, Hall 2. flu. Smith is suffering with an ankle sprain. The Colts will be housed at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but will game, stayed at home with the practice at Boca Raton. TYLER'S JEFFERSON MOTORS, "Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" INC. 820 Jordan Pontiac—Cadillac—Buick—GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon " By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The 1969 U.S. indoor track and field season gets off to a flying start tonight when a powerful group of Olympians and world record holders compete in the Examiner Ail-American Games. At least count, no fewer than 35 athletes who were in last year's Olympics' including nine gold medal winners, were entered. In addition, seven world indoor record holders will compete. Gold medal winners are Bob Beamon, long jump; Dick Fosbury, high jump; Bob Seagren pole vault; Lee Evans, 400-meter dash, and Bill Toomey, decathlon. Also, Willie Davenport, 110- meter high hurdles; Dave Hemery, 400-meter intermediate hurdles, and Charlie Green and Ronnie Ray Smith, members of the winning U.S. 400-meter relay team. The indoor record holders are Beaman, 27-2%; Seagren, 17494; Davenport, in the 45 and 50-yard hurdles; Greene, in the 50 and 60-yard dash; Dave Patrick, in the 880; Kerry Pearce, in the two-mile, and Neal Steinhaner in the shot put. Toomey will compete in the 440 or long jump. Greene and Smith will run the 60-yard dash and Davenport and Hemery the 60-yard high hurdles, Patrick, a 3:56.8 miler, will run his specialty against such stars as Sam Bair and Roscoe Divine. Pearce, whose i ndoor two-mile mark is 8:27.2, meets Gerry Lindgren and Olympic steeplechaser George Young. Steinhauer, whose indoor mark in the shot in 67-10, meets Olympic bronze medal winner George Woods, who has a best indoor mark of 66-11%. John Carlos, third at 200 meters in Mexico City, will run —in 300-yard dash, and Olympic hurdlers Geoff Vanderstook and Ron Whitney will compete at 600 yards. Tom Farrell and Wade Bell, both Olympic half milers, will compete in the 1,000 and a strong ML V. Register-News 1—B SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1969 No. 10 Eisenhower Falls Alleman, Quincy, Rockford West Post Victories SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Galesburg's second-ranked Silver Streaks return to action Saturday and hope to emulate the top-ranked favorites who came through victoriously in Friday'*: Illinois high school basketball competition. Top-ranked Thonrton of Harvey was idle along with Gales burg while Rock Island of Alleman, Rockford West and Quincy all posted triumphs. Third-ranked Rock Island Alleman downed Peoria Central 67-41 for its 11th victory without defeat, No. 4 Rockford West boosted its record to 8-0 witii a 103-66 triumph over Boylan and Quincy edged Taylorville 56-52 to enhance its No. 5 rating. Among; top-ranked teams who were in action Friday night, only Decatur Eisenhower, the No. 10 team, fell from its perch. Eisenhower suffered an S7-32 defeat at the hands of Springfield Lanphier which is on the verge of cracking the top 16 teams in the state. Edwerdsville, No, 8, had little trouble with Belleville West in cai-ving out a 76-56 victory and 12tb ranked Mounds Meridian boosted its record to 10-2 with a 71-60 victory over Joppa. Delving into the deep south. Gohram hoisted its 10th victory in as many games with a 49-47 triumph over Chester. Elsewhere throughout the state, R.x:kford Auburn downed Frecport 53-40 but Aurora East suffered a 76-73 defeat at the hands of St. Charles. Usually powerful Collinsville felt before Alton 80-70 but Princeton came through with a 65-40 victory over Oregon. Up in the Chicago area, Dunbar won its own tournament by whipping ForrestvJlle 82-73 in the title gome. And in the St. Bede Tournament, Mendota range up its 12th straight victory with a 73-66 triumph over Chicago Ccoley and will meet host St Bede Saturday night in the championship game. St. Bede defeated Peoria Woodruff 68-51. PREP SCORES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 60, Evergreen 76, Belleville Wayne City Evens Mark As Crossville Bows Coach Benny Greenwalt's Wayne City Indians evened their record at 6-6 Friday night bumping Crossville, 77-67. The Indians had to come from behind to take the victory, as Crossville held a slim 14-13 margin at the end of the first quarter and a 33-32 advantage at the intermission. Wayne City outscored Cross- villp 45-34 in the second half of play to take the win. Steve Webber was high scorer for Wayne City with 28 points, backed by Gary Rayburn with 14 and David Keen with 13. Joe Whittington had 29 for the losers. Wayne City travels to Allendale Friday for the Indians next scheduled game. Score by Quarters Wayne City: 13 19 24 21-77 Crossville: 14 19 16 18-67 Scoring for Wayne City: Caldwell 11, Webber 28, Rayburn 14, Keen 13, Tenneyson 1, Hutchcraft 10. Scoring for Crossville: Whit- ti.igton 29 Henning 21, Tolley 9, Whitley 9. Friday's Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN—Wilhelm Von Horn burg, 184, Germany, stopped Giulio Rinaldi, 187, Italy, ». CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ladies Professional Golf Association hopes to have $600,000 in purses at stake for its 1969 tour, Director Leonard! Wirtz said Friday. ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Fred "Buzz" Borries Jr., AH American halfback on Navy's 1934 football team, died of a heart attack Friday. He was 57, headed by Evans and Carlos, tops the mile relay list. Seagren heads a field of six 17-foot pole vaulters and Fosbury leads the way for nine seven-foot high jumpers. Beamon will be challenged by former world record holder Ralph Bos- San Jose State squad, ton Will Discuss Successor To Eckert Feb. 4 CHICAGO (AP) — William Eckert, baseball's lame duck commissioner will preside at a meeting in Chicago Monday i - volving baseball's heirarchy. However, it has been deemed a routine meeting and not one at which a new commissioner will be considered. So far as a possible successor to Eckert is involved it has been learned the leagues will again meet in Chicago Feb. 4 to consider the matter. Only last month, major league owners went through a marathon meeting to decide on a successor to Eckert but failed to reach any agreement on Dec. 21. Eckert was eased out of his job at the annual winter meetings early in December. Lincoln-Way Park 58 Edwardsville West 56 Alton 80, Collinsville 70 Wood River 51, East St Louis 49 Triad 56, —Madison 47 O'Fallon 80, Lebanon 66 Jerseyville 58, Roxana 57 Okawvilie 72, Carlyle 50 Homewood 79, Sandburg 55 Naperville 57, Elgin Larkin 52 St Patrick 58, De La Salle 52 ' : St. Charles 76, East Aurora 73 — Wheaton Central 37, West Aurora 34 Champaign Centennial 46, Decatur MacArthur 44 Gibson City 53, Fisher 49 Rock Island Alleman 67, Peoria Central 41 Peoria Bergan 72, Richwoods 61 Manual 62, Pekin 56 Spalding 71, Bloomington Cen- traj Catholic 59 Canton 81, Farmington 54 Chicago Carver 51, Henry 45 Quincy Chrisfian Bros. 68, Camp Point 55 Mason City 63, Easton 61 Princeton 65, Oregon 40 Newman 50, Monticello 38 Springfield Southeast 64, Carlinville 58 Lanphier 82, Decatur Eisenhower 72 Paris 71, Mattoon 53 Gillespie 56, Staunton 53 Peoria Spaulding 71, Bloomington Catholic 59 Meridian 71, Joppa 60 Gorham 49, Chester 47 Mt. Zion 56, Mt. Pulaski 52 Quincy 56, Taylorville 52 Litchfield 69, Raymond 51 Marshall 66, Palestine 40 Oblong 68, Kansas 52 Lawrenceville 67, Carmi 61 Teutopolis 60, Altamont 51 Stew- Stras 74, St. Elmo 57 Mulberry Grove 66, Brownstown 57 Cumberland 85, Cowden 73 Cisne 72, Ramsey 49 Noble 86, Dieterich 59 Sandoval 71, Patoka 70 ot Rockford Auburn 53, Freeport 40 Rockford East 57, Belvidere 49 Rockford West 103, Boylan 66 Wheaton 37, Aurora West 46 Friday's College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Rh. Island 81, Calif. Irvine 76 Princeton 59, Penn 56 Buffalo 74, Wayne State 55 South Wake Forest 93, Maryland 71 No. Caro. St. 95, Virginia 80 Far West Arizona 92, Idaho State 48 Brig. Young 95, Stanford 89 Utah 80, South. Calif. 72 Fresno St. 98, Los Ang. St. 80 San Diego St. 76, Cal Poly- Pomona 71 Nevada 87, Yale 84 Hawaii 86, Alaska 69 Daffy's Chicken House 12 miles north of Mt. Vernon on Rt. 37 Grand Opening Saturday And Sunday, January 4th & 5th "Open 8 Days A Week" 6 A.M. To 10 P.M. BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER Homemade Rolls And Pies THIS WEEKEND ALL THE FRIED CHICKEN OR FRIED FISH YOU CAN EAT $1.25

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