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Friday, January 17, 1969
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AREA WEEKEND GAMES ON TAP Mt. V. Register-News Little Egyptian, # South Seven Have Full Schedule By BOB FORBES Besides the action hi the South Seven Conference this weekend, a full slate of games are also on tap in the Little Egyptian Conference along with, various independent matches. The top games in the South Seven loop will pit the Mt. Vernon Rams against visiting Cen- traiia on Friday night and host Beiiton on Saturday. Harrisburg travels to Marion on Friday while Benton journeys to West Frankfort in what could prove to be a close contest. The Red Birds were the only conference team to drop Benton last year and Coach Gene Ernest's crew turned trie trick twice with «2-5& snd 78-60 victories. On Saturday, West Frankfort will tangle with Carbondale in hopes of gaining revenge for the two losses suffered at the hands of the Terriers last season. Other South Seven games slated Saturday sends Marion to Centralia and Herrin to Harrisburg. In Little Egyptian play this weekend, Wbodlawn's Cardinals, who battled tough Bluford into overtime before bowing Tuesday, hope to pull a spoiler over host Crab Orchard tonight. Coach Jim Murray's club takes a 3-8 league record into the game while the Trojans are 6-4. The weekend prep scheduled EoJiows: Friday Centralia at Mt. Vernon Benton at West Frankfort Harrisburg at Marion " Johnston City tit Herrin I.awrenceville at Fairfield Zeigler - Royalton at Elverado Bridgeport at Salem Ashley at Waltonville Mi?ls Prairie at Bluford Woodlawn at Crab Orchard Tamaroa at Thompsonville Noiris City at Eldorado McLeansboro at Carrier Mills Steeleville at Marissa Saturday Mt. Vernon at Benton West Frankfort at Carbondale Marion at Centralia Herrin at Harrisburg Pinckneyville at Chester Christopher at Eldorado Elverado at Steeleville Zeigler - Royalton at Crab Orchard Paducah, Ky. at Metropolis STANKY TAKES OVER—Eddie Stanky, former Chicago White So* manager becomes manager of the University of South Alabama baseball team. Left to right: Dr. Melvin Lucas, athletic director; Stanky; E. B. Peebles, president of the team; and Dr. Frederick Whiddon. president of the University. (AF Wirephoto) Three Rams In Top 10 Les Taylor Leads South 7 Scorers Fifth place Ashley takes on ' L'ave Simpson's Spartans at Waltonville tonight, and could move up in the standings should Tamaroa upset fourth-place Thompsonville. Bluford, yet to be beaten in 'conference play, steps outside of league action tonight as Mills Prairie visits the Webber Township school. Bluford is 11-0 in Little Egyptian play and 16-1 overall. In the lone Black Diamond clash tonight, cellar dwellers Zeigler - Royalton and Elverado will meet on the Eagle floor, Coach Jake Baumgarte's Tornadoes have lost seven straight games including four conference tilts. Elve­ rado has claimed only one league win and stands 4-6 overall. Zeigler Royalton tangles with Crab Orchard Saturday. In a top-billed North Egypt Conference clash, Fairfield's undefeated Mules take on Lawrenceville on the Wayne County school's floor tonight Bridgeport travels to Salem. In independent action tonight, McLeansboro pits a seven game win streak against Carrier Mills. The Foxes opened the season with a win over Sesser, bowed to Eldorado and West Frankfort, and have been on top since, scoring victories over Carmi, Ridgeway, E1 d o r ado, Norris City, Johnston City and two wins over highly regarded Metropolis. i John Rauch Raider Coach Accepts Job With Bufallo OAKLAND (AP) - Coach John Rauch and the Oakland Raiders announced late Thursday night that he has accepted the head coaching position with the Buffalo Bills. Both teams are in the American Football League. Rauch is going from a team which he coached into the Super Bowl a year ago and to the AFL's Western Division championship in 1968 to the AFL's losingest 1868 member. Rauch was coach of the year 1967 with the Raiders and his quarterback Daryle Lamonica was AFL Player of the Year. Rauch, 41, has been with the Raiders six years, three as assistant and three as head coach. The announcement of his switch to Buffalo was made by telephone to some sports writers who were given his home telephone number. But assistant coach Louis Engleberg, who will go to Buffalo with Rauch, read a statement in which Rauch said, "I have resigned as head coach of the Oakland Raiders to pursue an- ctfier opportunity in professional football." He thanked Davis and his players for "whatever success the Raiders have had under my tenure." 1 His final sentence said, "I have accepted a similar position ! with the Buffalo Bills." Les Taylor, Carbondale's fabulous 6-3 senior sharpshooter, has taken up where he left off last season in the South Seven Conference scoring race — in the lead. The jumping-jacfe hotshot won the league scoring title last season with a 30.4 point per game average. Taylor is currently clipping along with a 33.6 point per game average, with 168 points in five league outings Benton's Doug Collins, lollow- in in the footsteps of graduated Danny Johnson, is in second place with 138 points in five games for a 27.6 point per game I average. Collins scored a season high of 40 against Harrisburg last Friday, backed by a 26 point effort in a losing cause against Centralia Saturday. West Frankfort's Kenny Grif-j fin, who finished ninth in die 1967-68 scoring race, is currently No. 3 in the conference with a 25.4 point per game average. The Red Bird senior has ripped the nets for 127 points as the Frankfort club has posted a 2-3 record in South Seven play. Hot Battle For Fourth Three players are currently in a torrid battle for fourth place in the scoring race. Nate Moore of Centralia leads the trio with a 20.8 point per game average, followed by Steve Waterbury of Marion with a 20.3 average and Nate Hawthorne of Mt. Vernon with a 20.2 average. MoOre has played in the most games of the three, logging time in seven contests, while Waterburg has played in six conefrence games and Hawthorne five. Steve Strickland and Terry Sledge, Mt. Vernon's 6-7 seniors, join Hawthorne in the top ten- scoring list. Strickland, with a 19.2 aver- L.A. Opens Tonight Beamon And Clarke Head Track Field LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An international cast of track and field performers, including Australia's Ron Clarke and America's world record breaking long jumper, Bob Beamon, go on display in the Los Angeles Invitational indoor track meet tonight. Clarke, who admits with a smile that this is "another farewell" appearance here, is entered in the 2-mile. His chief opposition is expected to come After First Round Lunn Fires 65 To Top Kaiser Open NAPA, Calif., (AP) — The second day of action in the $135,000 Kaiser International Open Golf Tournament was launched at Silverado Country Club Today with expectations that the $27,000 first prize was still very much up for grate. And many were trying to grab it. Out of 156 golfers in the first rounds of action Thursday, no less than 64 scored under par and 82 of the total field had par or better. Leading going into today's action with a 65, seven under par, was 23-year-old Bob Lunn of Sacramento, Calif., who seemingly could do no wrong Thursday. He attributed his good 1 showing to his work on the greens, but then he really didn't have much problem otherwise. Playing on the North course, he from another veteran distance runner, George Young of Casa! had" 34" for the first nine and 31 Grande, Ariz. if or the sec ond. On Saturday Bucks Take 2-0 Record To Michigan CHICAGO (API Ohio State's 13th-rankcd Buckeyes will go against the home floor bugaboo Saturday afternoon when they try to expand their Big Ten basketball lead at Michigan. OSU is 2-0 in the title chase with a rond victory at Indiana and a home decision over Wis- coasin. Michigan is 2-1, having defeated Iowa and Indiana in overtime battles before being knocked off at Minnesota. So far in the conference rate, home teams have won 11 of 15 games. All three home clubs won Tuesday, Iowa over MSU. Indiana over Northwestern and Wisconsin over Minnesota. In other games on Saturday's curtailed slate, Minnesota (1-2) is at Iowa (2-1) in a television attraction and Michigan State (1-2) is at Northwestern (1-2) at night. Purdue, sharing the lead at 2-0 with the Buckeyes, hasn't played since spoiling Illinois' perfect record 98-84 Jan. 7. The Boilers return to action Jan. 25 at Minnesota. Also idle for final exams are Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. OSU is the Big Ten's hottest shooting team, according to conference statistics, with a .528 field goal percentage. Northwestern is tops from the foul line with .787. Other tea m leaders include Purdue with a 92 point offensive average; Minnesota, 71.7 defensive yield; and Iowa, 53.3 per cent rebound recovery. Leading the scoring race is defending champion Rick Mount of Purdue with a 35.0 average. He is followed by Rudy Tomjan- ovich, Michigan, 30.7; Joe Cooke, Indiana, 22.5; Dave Sorenson, OSU, 22.5; Chad Calabria, Iowa, 22.3; James Johnson, Wisconsin, 20.0; Dave Scholz, Illinois, 19.7; Ben Mc- Gilmer, Iowa, 19.3; Ken Johnson, Indiana, 18.8, and A] Nu- ness, Minnesota, 18.7. Other department loaders include : 1 — B FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1969 Niagara's Murphy Hits 47 No. 3 Santa Clara Lashes California For 15th Straight Beamon, whose 29-2long jump outdoors in the 1968 Olympic Games astonished the world, is slated to engage an old rival, Ralph Boston, who holds the meet and Sports Arena record, site of tonight's show, at 26-5. Ralph Doubell, gold medal winner in the Olympic 800, is entered in the 1,000-yard run. age, is in seventh place, while Sledge is in 10th place, trailing Carbondale's injured Bob Pankey and Harrisburg's Dennis Roland. The top ten scorers in the conference in order of scoring average are as follows: G TP Avg. Taylor, C'Dale 5 1.68 33.6 Collins, Benton 5 138 27.6 Griffin, W.F 5 127 25.4 Moore, Cent 7 146 20.8 Waterbury, Marion 6 122 20.3 Hawthorne, Mt. V 5 101 20.2 Strickland, Mt. V 5 96 19.2 Pankey, C'Dale 3 57 19.0 Roland, H'Burg 6 107 17.8 Sledge, Mt. V 5 78 15.6 TAMPA, Fla. Bobby "Song- Bird" Williams, 156, Memphis, Tenn. and Sal Martinez, 155%, El Paso, Tex., drew, 10. BREAKAWAY! JANUARY IS BREAKAWAY MONTH AT THE BIG STORE IF YOU'RE TIRED OF THE ORDINARY, THEN BREAKAWAY! Church Games At Summersviile Logan 1, Wesley, And Logan 2 Are Winners Jacky Cupit was close on his heels with a 66, with U.S. Open champion Lee Trevino, Miller Barber and Dave Hill ending the first day of play with 68. Twelve of the players had 69 —John McMullin, Arnold Palmer, Johnny Stevens, Orville Moody, Jack Montgomery, Bob McCallister, Gene Littler, Tony Jacklin, George Knudson, Dow Finsterwalc!, Bruce Devlin and Harold Henning. Two of the disappointed participants were Kermit Zarley and Charles Sifford. Zarley is defending his 1968 title after taking the ?25,000 top prize in the Kaiser tournament first time around. Sifford, after winning $20,000 first prize in the Los Angeles Open last weekend, had been hoping to get a strong start toward the $27,000 first prize in this tourney. Both are well back in the pack. By JERRI 7 SEIBEKT Three games were on tap. at Summersviile last night in Church League action as Wesley Methodist upset Park Avenue, Logan No. 2 won on Faith Lutheran's forfeit, and Logan No. 1 held off Ina Freewill. Down 30-26 at the half, Wesley put on a fast - breaking second half charge to cut down Park Avenue 65-51. Wesley took a 2 point lead at the end of three peiiods as they outscored Park Avenue 20-14 in the third stanza and then took the final quarter 19-%. Depoister was high scorer forjdky, Jan. 20. game will be played over. In the evening finale, Logan No. 1 held a slim margin all the way and held on to win over Ina 56-53. Logan was on top 29-25 at the half and held only a narrow 1- point lead after three quarters 44-43. Ina's bis gun, Adams, fouled out in the last stanza as they tried to take the lead. Greene led the way for Logan No. 1 as he rammed in ?5 counters. McMahon chipped ir 11. For Ina, Adams finished with 24 while Elio bucketed 17. Following is the slate of games to be played next Mon- National Hockey League Thursday's Results Montreal 4, Philadelphia 0 Boston 5, Minnesota 1 Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 2 Los Angeles 3, Chicago 2 Today's Game New York at Oakland Saturday's Games Chicago at Montreal Detroit at Toronto New York at St. Louis Boston at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Los Angeles West Frankfort Victorious Over Casey Jr. High Mt. Vernon's Casey Jr. high varsity basketball team bowed to a visiting West Frankfort team Thursday night, 66-57. The Ram seventh grade squad topped the Dragon crew, 49-2(5. Free throws played a big role in the Mt. Vernon loss. The Rams hit on only 3-13 attempts, while West Frankfort cashed in on 12-20 attempts. Each team tossed in 27 field goals as the Rams shot at a .38G percentage compared to .530 for West Frankfort. Mike Bevis and Horace Emmons were the top scorers for Coach Everett Thompson's squad with 17 points each. Broy gunned in 19 for West Frankfort. The loss left: the Jr. Rams with a 12-5 record. Mt. Vemoj. will host Centralia next Thui day. . Score by Quarters W. Frankfort 21 19 11 15-66 Mt. Vernon 13 17 16 11—57 Scoring for West Frankfort: Dorm's 12, Warren 14, Lindsey 8, Hill 4, Broy 19, Pasquino 9. Scoring for Mt. Vernon: Bevis 17, Emmons 17, Ray 10, Henderson 1, Nelson 2, Liddell 8, Sanders 2. the winners as he nagged 20 markers while Campbell helped •)ut with 15. For Park Avenue, Lacey hit 22 with Odle chipping in 16. At Summersviile Spring Garden vs. Bettors Put $52,916,102 Through Windows Finish Million-Dollar-A- Day Season At Tropical P:45 :KII. i 7: -15 - West Salem Presbyterian vs. IM9 PONTTAC EXECUTIVE HARDTOP COUPE YOU'LL FIND THE NEW PONTIAC BREAKAWAYS AT With. Logan No. 2 leading I S: 45 - Meadowbrook vs. Faith Lutheran 10-8 after a Methodist quarter of play, a disorderly Lutheran fan refused to leave when requested, so the officials called the game and gave it to Logan 2-0. A meeting will oe held later to decide if the At Dodds 6 :45 - Central Christian vs. First Community 7:45 - Epworth vs. First Baptist 8'45 - St. Mary's v«. Casey Ave- rue. TYLER'S JEFFERSON MOTORS INC 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Aufomobde Dealer' Rontiac—Cadillac — Buick—GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon By BEN FUNK Associated Press Writer MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Hialeah, the "Track Beautiful," launched the rich middle section of South Florida's thoroughbred horse racing season today, taking over after a record-setting Lfba-' splurge at Tropical Park. The first million-dollar-a-day First mee f"''S m Tropical's history i ended Thursday as Mr. Bro- First i gann > a ^5-1 long shot, raced i through a jam-packed field of 17 horses to win the $70,000 Tropical Park Handicap. During a 52-day season, in- I eluding 12 days run for charity, Tropical hosted: 469,220 bettors who put $52,916,102 through the pari-mutuel windows. For the regular 40 days, attendance was 359,737 and betting was $42,669,865. Mr. Brogann, grabbing the lead on the first turn and holding it all the way under jockey Charles Baltazar, won a puree of $45,500 for his owner, Mrs. J.L. Greer; and paid $57.60, $18.40 and $13. Out The Window, ridden by Henry Moreno, came in second, 3 J /2 lengths behind and paid $10 and $99 Tropic King II, making his North American debut under his regular rider William Carrian, returned $11.80 to show. Hialeah opened with the 39th running of the $25,000 added Royal Poyciana, a six-furlong feature for older horses. Highest weights of 124 pounds were assigned 1 to More Cents and Pappa Steve. Bold Ruler carried 123 pounds, Royal Exchange 120, and American Native 115. The 40-day Hialeah program concludes March 4 with the $100,000 Flamingo Stakes. The $25,000 added Jasmine, a si.x-furling test for 3-year-old fillies is the Saturday feature. The top race on the national card is the $50,000 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita. The VA miles feature is the last major race for 4-year-olds before the $100,000 added Charles H. Strub Stakes two weeks away. Nodouble, one of the nation's better 3-year-olds in 1968, will make his debut in the San Fernando and is a possible favorite. The other major races are $22,000 E. Palmer Heagerty Stakes at seven furlongs at Bowie, and the $12,500 Black Gold Handicap over six furlongs at New Orleans' Fair Grounds. Five of the nation's loading college basketball scorers were in action Thursday night but the quintet; the Santa Clara Broncos put on the court had much better results. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Creighton's Bob Portman, Charley Powell of New Orleans Loyola and Furman's Dick Eslceck couldn't lead their teams to victory, but die unbeaten and third-ranked Broncos kept bucking along, whipping the University of California at Santa Barbara 80-69 for their 15th straight, Dennis Awtery ,Santa Clara's 6-foot-9 center, poured in 30 points and the Ogclen brothers, Bud and Ralph, had 18 apiece as the Broncos ran their West Coast athletic Conference record to 4-0. Lloyd Kerr hit seven consecutive points lato in the first half to put the Rams ahead and they poured it on after the intermission for their 10th win in 12 1 games. Cliff Shegogg took scoring honors with 21 points and Kerr added 14. Niagara's Murphy, the country's second leading scorer, exploded for 47 points but the Purple Eagles fell to once-beaten Columbia 107-84. The outburst raised Murphy's season average to 35.9 but Pete Maravich of Louisiana State leads with 45.5. Despite the 47 points, it was Murphy's second poorest shooting night of the season. The flashy 5-10 junior made only 33 of 40 floor shot» but added 21 of 22 free Ihrows as Bruce Metz, Elliott Wolfe and Heyward Dotson took turns guarding him. Jim McMillian, Roger Walaszek and Dotson had 29, 26 and 20 points respectively for Columbia. Utah State's Marv Roberts, the No. 7 scorer, connected for 2 7points as the Aggies downed Denver 102-87. Ariozna held Portman to 17 points as the Wildcats won their seventh consecutive game, beating Creighton 72-63. The nation's eighth leading scorer saw his average drop from 27.5 to 26.5. Powell had the poorest night of the five individuals, managing only seven points in Loyola 's 74-5 4 loss to Memphis State. Furman's Esleeck was held to Clemson 91-70. In other major games, Utah shaded New Mexico 77-76, Brigham Young downed Wyoming 89-78, San Jose State walloped San Francisco 71-58 and Tulane topped Miami of Florida 90-79. Sunday's Games Kings Grab 3-2 Triumph Over Hawks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Los Angeles Kings had too many men on Ihc ice in the second period of Thursday night's National Hockey League gnine with Chicago, but the Black Hawks were the ones who suffered. The penalty against the Kings, served by Howie Menard, backfired when LA's Lo- ouda later to tie the score at 1-1. And it. was a durd-pcriod goal by Menard that proved to be the winner in the Kings' 3-2 victory. In other action. Boston trounced Minnesota 5-1, Montreal blanked Philadelphia 4-0 and Detroit nipped Pittsburgh 3-2. Ken Wharram's first-period goal had given the Hawks a 1-0 lead, but MacDonald knotted it at 14:16 of the second and Howie Hughes put the Kings ahead at 16:09, just 18 seconds after Menard came out of the penalty box. Menard then clinched it. by scoring from in close with 11 minutes left, offsetting a late goal by Chicago's Dennis Hull. The Kings poured 39 shots at Cnicago goalie Denis DeJordy while the Hawks managed 13 at Gerry Desjardins. Ken Hodge fired his 19th and 20th goals and Phil Esposito got his 27th in leading the torrid Broins past hapless Minnesota. Ed Westfall and Johnny Bucyk also scored for the Bruins, beaten only once in their last 16 games, while Ray Cullen, recovered from a broken ankle, got the Minnesota goal. The North Stars, outshot 17-1 in the first period and 40-14 for the game, have lost seven straight and are winless in 13 games. Thursday's Fights TOKYO — okuro ishiyama, 130%, Japan, outpointed • Don Johnson, 128, Los Angles, 10. Toronto at Boston Detroit at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Oakland St. Louis at Minnesota ROOFING SIDING INSULATION FREE ESTIMATES Aluminum Storm Windows, Doors and Awnings. NEAL BROS. ROOFING CO. 421 Broadway DIAL 242 0805 AM-MASTERS HIGH LIGHTS SCRATCH LEAGUE Petrolnne paced by Woody Hicks '576' series, took revenge on league leading 'Opal's Cafe" taking two of three games. Jim Wiibanks had also a '551' series for the winners. Bob Linville had a nice '605' series for the losers. Mt. Vernon Neon Sign 'five' took a pair from second place 'Lums.' Dave Mendenhnll was high for Neon Sign with a *553' series. Steve Benedict was high for 'Lunis' with a '581* series. Canteen Co. won two games from One Hour Mar- tinizing. BHJ Allen after a slow start put together a fine '567' series with a 211 game. Cliff Campbell was high for One Hour Mart, with a '545' series and high single game of the league with '226'. Duncan Oil was left holding the switch. Losing three games to Woody's '66*. Ken Flowers was high for 'Woody's' with a '570' series. Webb Pearson was high for the Duncan 'five' with a '536' series. STANDINGS Won Lost OPAL'S CAFE 47!/i 12"/i LUMS 35 1/ 2 24 «/i WOODY'S "66" 81. 28 CANTEEN 29 81 MT. VERNON NEON 29 31 DUNCAN OIL 25 V t 34 Vi ONE HOUR MARTINIZING 25 »/ 2 34J/j PETROLANE - 18 42 BEFORE AND AFTER BOWLING VISIT THE LAWRENCE Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge STEAKS — CHOPS — SEA FOODS — LUNCHES —Entertainment Nightly—- 310 Salem Road Phone 242-5865

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