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CENTRALIA HOSTS CARBONDALE FRIDA Y ^League Lead At Stake terriers Fate I Stiff Challenge I From Orph Gunners PREP SCORES 'Money's The Thing' By BOB FORBES w For the . second week in a TOW , Carbondale's Terriers will Jace a stiff challenge to their )op spot in'the South Seven Conference standings. ^ Last week, Coach W a 11 flMve's club did battle with a •Ihen second place Benton team >fnd pushed the Rangers into a y ird place tie with Mt. Vernon .3 .1 ,d West Frankfort. This week, the Terriers tangle ^'th the current second: place 3fcam — Centralia. > The high - scoring Orphans y?.U host Carbondale Friday .night at Trout Gym in Centralia where the Terriers won the Encounter last year, 87-73. > Other conference games on' jpp Friday send Benton to Har- .r.sburg, Mt. Vernon to Herrin •Snd West Frankfort to Marion. > The Saturday schedule shows jfentralia at Benton, Harrisburg ^t Mt, Vernon and Herrin at Clarion. . ' > Orphans Top Scorers > Centsjalia; with an 8-2 overall *ecord| is currently the highest scoring 1 club in the conference. •The Orphans have bombed the %ets for 809 points or an average of ; 80.9 points per outing, w Except for losses to Mt. Ver*on aiid' : Thornton, the Bob Joh?s coached club has trounced Nearly every other team it has £iced. Decatur fell 81-43; Mar- Jon was; bombed 94-57; West 3Yankfovt ;was a 71-63 victim; "teirin was 1 clobbered by a 75-34 fount and-big York fell 95-75. The closest-victory the Centralia quintet has recorded was 1m 86-84 win over New Trier 'In Holiday Tournament action. 2 The Orphans, c o n f e rence roundball champions from 1961 through mt, hiv teen 'ttma" during the past three seasons, but 1988-69 looks like it could Je the year for the Marion .county club. 2 Centralia Is Big > The Orphans aire big this year j-7 bigger than Carbondale, big- esv than Benton and equal to Mt Vernon. 3 The Gentralia opening lineup fconsistsof 6-5 Mike Malone, 6-5 Sill Brydan, 6-4 Norman Meeks, &-3 John Ryan and 6-0 Nate Moore..' 5 But..;;-.'height isn't everything^ farbbndale's tallest starter is 6-3 Les Taylor and the Terriers nave yet to lose a conference Jame;*. downing Herrin, Mt. Vernon, Marion and Benton. » High; scoring Bob Pankey has been but during the past few games,'but Steve Thompson Seems,to be taking up the scar- jig slack. Joining Thompson an Taylor in the opening lineup for the Terriers will probably fie 6-2 Bob Westberg, 6-0 Jay W'.ikinson and 6-1 Jim Martin. * Frankfort vs. Marion v • .'Another top game on tap Friday night will pit West Frank- ibrt against Marion. j West Frankfort is currently tied with Benton and Mt. Ver- nno for the third' spot in the Conference standings with a 2-1 i)iark. Marion, ..with a 1-3 league mark, and 4-5 overall slate, trails the trio. The Wildcats were expected to be a title contender this season, but have yet to, jel.. ! The Williamson county club has bowed to Centralia, Benton, Carbondale,* Collinsyille and .Belleville AVest, Wins were recorded against. DuQuoin, Harrisburg, .Johnston' City and Glen- bat d' East .. ; Starting for Coach Dick Jones in the" early; stages of the sealer: has been, 6-2 Roger High, 6 T 2 Jim Marshall, 6-4 Steve Waterbury, 64 Jeff Chase and 5:10 Larry Broeking. , Red Birds Have Veterans The Red Birds, runners-up to Benton and Mt. Vernon last sea- ton, h$$fe practically the same look as''the 1967-68 club. Only Denny Dziadus and Mike Davey nave departed; Kenny Griffin;* last season's top scorer for Coach Gene Er- neFtii is ripping the nets again this year. Tie 6-0 forward is joined by sophomores Tim Ricci and Gary Warren and seniors Dale Hutchins and Terry Gt'ssett in the starting lineup. in other Friday night action, Benton is expected to down Harrisburg and Mt. ernon is favored over Herrin. Saturday night, Centralia is a slight favorite over Benton, Mt. Vernon should have little trouble with Harrisburg and Marion should thump Herrin. Illinois High School Basketball DuSable 85, Dunbar 82 J Tilden 57, Kelly 51 O'Fallon 65, Mascoutah 56] Highland 74, Roxana 82 J Nokomis 76, Mt. Olive 31 Ridgway 75, Shawneetown 53 Morris City 81, Equality 56 Areola 78, Arthur 51 ' Sullivan 67, Macon 58 [ Charleston 55, Tuscola 43 Danville Schlarman 43, Paris 41 Bridgeport 56, Newton 55 Fairfield 80, Mt. Carmel 45 St. Francisville 76, Noble 74 Odin 66. Mulberry Grove 46 Patoka 78, Wesclin 56 Neoga 56, Stew-Stras 44 Vienna 63, Egyptian 46 Super Bowl Rookies Feeling (25) Grand Mt V. Register-News Fairfield Bombs Mt. Carmel For Tenth Straight Though maintaining tmiy m 3827 halfflme margin, PalrfleWi undefeated Mules unloaded In the final 16 minutes to destroy Mt. Carinel 80-45. Coach .-Litrry Odum's talented Mules, beh^ndVthe 38- point scoring barrage of. Gerald Foster, raced to their 10th win in as Tiiany starts. The winners led 16-12 after one quarter, 38-27 at the half, and 62-25 after three quarters before icing the cake down the stretch. Besides Foster's 38 tallies, Ronnie Brand pumped in 20 points for Fairfield, Winkler was the only tM. Carmel player to hit double figures with 21. Scoring by quarters: Fairfield: 16 22 24 18—80 Mt. Carmel : 12 15 8 10-45 Fairfield scoring: Foster 38, Brnad 20, Leathers 6, Carter 4j Heflin 4, N. Vaughah 4, R. Vaughan 2, and Allen 2. • . Mt. Carmel scoring: Winkler 21, Wall 9, Schucker 5, Crow 4, White 2, Liddle 2, Racster 1, and Meeks 1. — On ^iS 'ay, Fairfield travels .to .pineV to battle the Tigers, MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Mert Biownfield, Pittsiburgh, stopped Tony Ventura, Buffalo, N.Y., 7, heavweights. . BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jimmy Ralston, 182, Buffalo, knocked out Willie Williams, 185, Detroit, Illinois State \ Wins tourney DEI .AND, Fla. (AP) 4 Illinois State came from behind in the second half and hejd on in overtime to beat Stetson '>92-91 in the finals of the Halter Invitation Basketball Tournament Tuesday night. David Handy led the Illinois State push that erased a. halftime deficit of 44-38 and ^ent the <?ame into vertime tied' 81- e .11. Handy wound up with 32 points to lead all scorars. BOWLING NUBOWL LADIES LEAGUE High Games: C. McPherson 482; C. Castic 480; S. Schwitz 474; P. Curtis 472; S. Kelly 467; P. Reynolds 460. Standings: W L Weerts Office Supply 39 18 Gables 32 25 Foster Equipment 31 26 Quality Beauty Supply 31 26 X-L Hardware 30 27 NuBowl Lanes 29 28 S & W Motors , 27y 2 29% E. F.. Wielt Co 26y 3 30y 2 Montgomery Ward ........ 22 35 DeMents Ice Cream .... 17 49 -x- -x- -x- By LEE MUELLER NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK—(NEA)—At 25, rookie right tackle Sam Walton of the New York Jets is not yet a rich man. Only a year ago. lie borrowed 75 cents form a roommate at East Texas State in order to go to the movies. Although he was New York's third-round draft choice last spring, Walton's contract did not remotely rival that of Joe Willie Namath's, or even that of receiver Don Maynard. Ic was, as the 6-foot-6, 270-pound tackle says, "tin average kind of contract." An average kind of contract in the American Football League according to a Jets' spokesman — is almost $20,000 a season. To Sam Walton, then, the Super Bowl and Baltimore Colts mean more than just the world professional football championship. They mean money — winners' share of $15,000 per man, losers' share of $7,500. Walton talks about pride; about what a bunch of "dedicated, hard-driving cats" the New York Jets are. But he also talks about money. Among other things, it soothes sore places. Against Oakland in the American Football League championship, for instance, Walton — a starter in every previous New York game this season — did not start. In fact, he did not play, except on the Jets' specialty units. • Wiping champagne off his forearms in the dressing room afterwards, he smiled and said he didn't really mind not playing. "I'm willing to do anything to help the team," he said. "I'm still a rookie, you know. I don't know all there is to know about this game yet. Besides, the money's what counts. Everybody wants that." Money. Aside from answering momentarily that supercilious question (Who's better? AFL or NFL?), the Super Bowl means money. In the rich, thick-carpeted world of professional football, spectators tend to take large sums of money for granted. Players however, especially Jet reserves like Walton, Earl Christy and Jim Richards take nothing for granted. These: fellows live several income-tax brackets below the Namaths and Maynards. The possibility of earning $35,000 extra is as awesome to them as the possibility of growing another nose. "It's just unbelievable," said Christy, shaking his head and grinning. "There's just so -X- -X- -X- much you can do with that kind of money. I'm going to get a start on a new home with mine. I guess a lot of the guys will be getting new cars. "We get $10,000 for wiiining our league title and at least $7,500 for playing in the Super Bowl — and that's for losing. I just can't believe it." Walton, a bachelor, says his money's going to "do some real good things. It's going to better my situation and some other people's situations, too." Richards, a 21-year-old rookie who made the team as an eighth-round draft choice from Virginia Tech, may also be one of the least- paid Jets. Back home in Charlotte, N.C., he says $25,000 or $17,000 extra will buy things "I couldn't even think about buying before." Burly offensive guard Bob Talamini overheard the remark. "Yeah," said the nine-year veteran. "We football players are human about money. We like to spend it, too." Cott Boss Bottle Head Coaches Shula, Ewbank PraiseSuperBowl 1 Entries BIG CHIEF POOR OLE PAUL SAYS "TELL the people far and wide that the Big Breakaway Sale is going on at the Big Trading Post. We have all the models of the sure footed Pontiacs in stock, we sell'em worth the money. So come on in and lets Pow Wow. We also have over 50 used cars to choose from. By ORLO ROBERTSON FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The oddsmakers say the Baltimore Colts are an 18- point better football team man the New York Jets. But you never would guess it from talking with Weeb Ewbank. Neither would you, for —that matter, after listening to Don Shula. The two head coaches, Ewbank of the American League champion Jets and Shula of the Natinal League's kingpin Colts, were loud in;praise of each other's troops today as they talked of pro football's Super Bowl in Miami's nearby Orange Bowl Sunday. "We have come a long way since the start of the season," said Ewbank as he talked of the chance of an AFL team coming out on top in this third clash between the champions of the two leagues. The NFL, repi'esented by the Green Bay Packers, won the first two handily against Kansas City in 1967 and Oakland last year. 'This team, as it now stands, has poise and depth in both offense and defense and is proud just to be in the Super Bowl," Ewbank said. 'Joe Namath has to be one of the greatest quarterbacks and he is learning every game. I would call Matt Snell (fullback) a complete player while Emerson Boozer is just ready to go. He has reached the peak he obtained early in 1967 before.he injured his right knee. About the time Ewbank was heaping praise on his team, Shula was getting in a good word for the Jets at the .Colts' headquarters a half-mile away. 1 'The Jets have a great front four in their defensive line," said Shula, a one-time player for Ewbank. He was referring to Gerry Philbin, Verlon Biggs, Paul Rochester and John Elliott, Shula, who also had praise for the Jets' linebackers, likened -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- BnWmore Colts' Earl Mor rail, a home-field favorite, gets ready for NFL title game with family help. Left to right: Mardi, 10; wife H Jane; Mitchell, one; Matt, 11; Morrali, and Mindi, 6. the New York front wall to the great Packers, defense of recent years. "All are quick and agile," he added. "The Jets always have been strong offensively. Now they have added a great defense. "We don't see many of the types of defense used by the Jets in our league. Yes, we came down here expecting a real football game and I can't see us an 18-point favorite." Ewbank compared favorably the Colts with Green Bay's great championship teams. "They've had a fine football team for three years," he said. "And this year they've had the determination not to let the setbacks of the previous two years distract them. "But I would add, I think we are the best AFL team to play in the Super Bowl. I wouldn't have said it earlier in the season but I'll say it now. Cards Upset Thompsonville Woodlawn, Bluford Win Opening Tourney Games Sanders To Get Starting Berth j "Right now I'm absolutely certain of just two starters Tor our game at Herrin this Friday," says Ram coach Bob Arnold . "Nate Hawthorne and Frank Sanders will be in the opening lineup — and probably Steve Strickland ..." The Herrin match will be the first in two weeks for Mt. Vernon, idle since falling to Alton on Friday, Dec 27 in the Carbondale Holiday . . . The Rams have been running more, opening up the offense in practice sessions - • • We've juggled our lineup several ways, partly in search of a combination that clicks and partly because of injuries and illness," Arnold said . . . Eddie James has been bothered by a knee injury. Ronnie Henderson had the flu, and Hawthorne and Terry Sledge both missed workouts because of illness . . . But everybody Ls back for duty now . . . -x- -x- -x- Sanders, 6-2 senior, saw his first real action of the. season during the holiday tourney . . . Another senior, Jerry Seibert, might break into the Mt. Vernon lineup this weekend . . . Both Sanders and Seibert were slowed in early workouts by football injuries . . . "Aside from Hawthorne, Sanders and Strickland, our other starters will come from James, Henderson, Seibert, Sledge and Gray," said the Ram coach . . . "It may depend on who is well and who isn't . . ." -X- -X- -X"Proviso Star to Tops," Says Brown Illinois freshman coach Bob Brown, former West Frankfort cage great, is also chief scout for the Ulini ... As such, he watched action at four Illinois tourneys during the holidays . . . "I tried to see the best, boys at the top of our recruiting list," says Brown . . . The lad who impressed Brown the most was Jim Brewer "an unbelievable jumper" from Proviso East ... "Brewer is the best in th? state," said Bobby . . . "He has all the physical talent, he's big, strong, tremendous jumper, good shot, remarkable on defense . . ." Others rated near the top by the chief Ulini scout were: Jim DeDecker, Rock Island Alleman; Bob Heuts, Chicago Bloom; Clyde Turner, Champaign; Jim Dawson, Downers Grove North; Bill Kosick, New Trier; Gary Simpson, Granite City; Claude White, Chicago Bloom; Alvin O'Neal, Peoria Spalding; Mike Wells, Normal; Owen Brown, LaGrange; Lloyd Batts, Thornton; Lester Taylor, Carbondale; Chuck Rysz, Riverside-Brookfield . . . Other than Taylor at Carbondale, boys who caught Brown's eye were Dwayne Roberson. Meridian; Perry Johnson, Decatur Eisenhower; Mike Jeffries and Larry Hardimon, of Alton; Nate Hawthorne, Mt. Vernon; and Glen Kubica, of Chicago St. Pat's . . . How about Gerald Foster of Fairfild? "I didn't see the Olney Holiday but I've watched Foster," said Brown . . . "He'll be high on everybody's list ..." The Mailbag "To Sporting Daze: "I keep my own score at basketball games and quite a few games I disagree with the number of Shot Attempts that I read in Register-News box scores. The question Ls, do you count Shot Attempts' when a shot is blocked? And when a player just tips the ball at the basket? I don't think a blocked shot should count against a player as a shot attempt." "John Q. Phan" -N- -x- -x- We count blocked shots and tips as shot attempts . . . Following are the basketball scoring rules which cover field goal attempts. We quote: "A field goal attempt shall be charged to a player any'.time he shoots, throws or tips the ball at the basket when, in the opinion of the scorer, he is at- temptifjg to score a goal. (Except when he is fouled in the act of shooting and the goal is not made.) "Tip-ups shall count as field goal attempts, because the player tips the ball with the intention of scoring a goal. "Blocked shots shall count as field goal attempts. The player whose shot is blocked is attempting to score a field goal." Can't argue with the rufes, John Q . . . -x- -x- -x- Bluford's Trojans, playing without the services of Bob Osborn and Jack Michels, walloped Ashley 86-54 while Woodlawn came up with a surprise 52-46 win over ThompsonviUe in opening round action at the Little Egyptian Conference Tournament: a1 Waltonville Monday night. Michels and Osborn, two of Coach Roger Yates' top players, might return to action Thursday. Osborn is reportedly recuperating from a back injury, wnile Michels was on the bench with a cold. Bluford had little trouble in disposing of the Wolves. The Trojans took a 22-9 first quarter lead and coasted to victory. . All five Bluford'starters registered in the double figure scoring column, with Ed Case and Ed Donoho leading the attack with 26 and 25 points respectively. Steve Walker gunned in 18 for Ashley. 8core by Quarters Bluford: 22 23 18 23-36 Ashley: 9 17 13 15-^-54 Scoring for Bluford: Mills 10, Stover 15, Case 26, Donoho 251 Huff 10. Scoring for Ashley: Walker 18, Deering 11, Spelzeride 2, Zeman 9, Thompson 2, Lukasik 12. Woodlawn Upsets ThompsonviUe Coach Jim Murray's Woodlawn Cardinals won their third game of the season Monday night, taking a surprise 52-46 win over ThompsonviUe. The Cardinals came up with a hot third quarter, outscoring the Tigers 22-13 to record the victory. The contest was close during the first half of play, as Woodlawn held only an 11-7 first quarter lead and a 24-14 margin at halftime. ThompsonviUe battled back in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Cards by a 14-6 count, but the rally was too late. Woodlawn had four players hitting in double figures, with Jim Bushong and Roy Boldrey leading the quartet with 14 tallies each. Rick Elimon gunned in 13 for the losers. The win left Woodlawn with a 3-10 overall mark, while ThompsonviUe is now 5-5. In action tonight, Crab Orchard meets Tamaroa at 6:45 p.m., fpUowed by the WaltonviUe-Dahl- gren encounter. Score by Quarters Woodlawn: 11 13 22 6-52 ThompsonviUe: 7 12 13 14—46 Scoring for Woodlawn: Bold- S ports Shorts Coach Scott Gill's Ram freshmen cagers meet Benton at 6:30 tonight in the semifinals of the South Seven frosh tourney at Benton ... The Rams beat Harrisburg 61 -£6 in the opening round . . . Fintui and woaolation garths are tomorrow night ... Starting for the MTV txoati are Richard Ritchey, DUCT Cross, Mike Hayes, Mike Ostermann und Keith Adam* : . Others seeing action are Everett Gray, Randy LeMa* T ,«on ( Hale and Dave Alexander j . . -X- -X- -X- Fairfield's Gerald Foa«*r Roosted his scoring average to 28.6 per game with 38 points in the Mules*' 10th straight victory last night ... -X- -X- -X- Carbondale's 80-64 win over Benton last Saturday night was the Terriers' first over the Rangers during the regular season since Carbondale joined the conference four years ago . . , Carbondale nipped Benton in a super-sectional two years ago but had never succeeded in league competition ... -X- -X- -X- Purdue and Rick Mount (37 points) jolted the ratings with the 98-84 win over previously unbeaten HUnois last night ... Before the game, Blini coach Harv Schmidt said: "Purdue wUl be our most serious test of the season . • •*" <HMMB The Boilermakers will stay on top of the Big Ten for at least two weeks since they are idle until Jan. 25 . . . rey 14, Bushong 14, Danner 12, Mays 10, Draege 2. Scoring for ThompsonviUe: Elimon 13, Sullivan 11, Davis 7, Hobbs 6, Head 5, White 4. BOWLING INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE High Series: Gerald Bean 592; Oscar Stockton 591; Don Anthony 586; Vance Skinner Jr. 581; Marvin Phillips 574; Leo Schnarr 566. Standings: W L Marco Pharmacy 34 23 The Hub 34 23. Lawrence Lounge 33*4 23% Team No. Seven 29Va 27VS Atla Seal 29 28 Howard-Lane-Tate 28 29 Williamson Motors 20 37 Register-News 20 37 & Jlamingyit Family Restaurants > The attractive, newly built Flaming Pit Restaurant scheduled to open shortly on the top floor of the ' First National Bank Building IOUI & Broadway Mt. Vernon, III. Will be interviewing for the following positions: . MANAGER TRAINEES Young (over 21) aggressive men, willing to work all hours learning all phases of restaurant management. No Experience Necessary Advancement Potential BARTENDERS Capable, high volume, reliable individuals. Inventory and ordering experience preferred. Top wages. Apply In Person At Illinois State Employment Service 225 South 9th St. Mt. Vernon, Illinois

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