Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 21, 1969 · Page 9
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QUINCY BRINGS NO. 1 RATING TO ML VERNON -X- -X" -X- Meridian 14th f Fairfield 16th Blue Devils 15-1 To Top In State Prep Voting Forge SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Quincy's Blue Devils are the third team in six weeks to gain the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press poll of Illinois high school basketball teams. Quincy took over the top spot after dealing an 81-67 loss to Harvey Thornton, which held first place the past three weeks. Champaign Central was No. 1 in the season's first two polls. In its last three contests, Quincy has defeated three ranking clubs — Thornton, Edwards- viSe and Galesburg—and holds a 15-1 record. The Blue Devils' only setback has been a one point reverse by Moline in December. Proviso East was^ ranked second, Rockford West third and Rock Island Alleman fourth. Alleman dropped its first game of the campaign last week to Davenport, Iowa Central. In this week's balloting, Quincy obtained seven first place votes and Proviso East six. Alleman, Rockford! West and Mendota had one each. The top 16 teams with wori- lost records and poll points: 1. Quincy 15-1 247 2. Proviso East 13-1 216 3. Rockford West 12-0 206 4. Rock Island Alleman 14-1192 5. Galesburg 9-2 185 6. Harvey Thornton 12-3 159 7. Edwardsville 11-1 144 8. Champaign Central 15-2 128 9. Lockport Central 13-1, 114 10. Chgo Heights Bloom 13-2 102 11. Mendota 17-0 7 12. East Peoria 13-0 66 13. Waukegan 10-4 53 14. Mounds Meridian 12-3 39 15. Decatur Eisenhower 12-3 39 16. Fairfield 13-0 35 Next four teams in order were Chicago DuSable, Normal Community, Mount Vernon and Granite City. Other teams receiving votes: LaGrange, Carbond'ale, Cen­ tralis., New Trier East, Clifton Central, Elgin, Aurora East, Cojlinsville, Princeton, Toluca, Collinsville, Princeton, Toluca, Peoria Manual and Canton. THIS WEEK'S PREP SCHEDULE TUESDAY Bluford at Waltonville Woodlawn at Thompsonville Crab Orchard at Dahlgren Goreville at Dongola Elverad'o at Christopher Cobden at Century DuQuoin at Cairo Carrier Mills at Carterville Galatia at Cave-In-Rock Norris City at Rosiclare •. Pope County at Equality Ridgway at Shawneetown. FRIDAY Quincy at Mt. Vernon Murphysboro at Sparta Sesser at Elverado Cobden at Joppa Tamaroa at Ashley Crab Orchard at Bluford Dahlgren at Woodlawn Shawneetown at Norris City Rosiclare at Ridgway Vienna at Brookport Metropolis at Century Red Bud at Steeleville SATURDAY Sparta at Anna- Jonesboro Chester at Murphysboro Christopher at Trico Sesser at Meridian Shawnee at Cobden Egyptian at Cairo Tournaments Quad City Tourney at Fairfield (Jan. 23-25) Salem Tourney (Jan. 22-25 Pyramid Tourney at Marion (Jan. 24-25 ) Saline County Tourney at Eldorado (Jan. 24-25) NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Hull, the Chicago Black Hawks' scoring star; Hall of Fame de- fenseman Eddie Shore and Western Hockey League President Al Leader were nominated Monday for the 1969 Lester Patrick Trophy, .awarded annually for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. Stan Named On 317 Ballots Out Of Possible 340 STAN MUSIAL NEW YORK (AP) — Stan Mu- s'til and Roy Campanella, each a three-time most valuable player in the National League, have been elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame, it was announced loday. Musial, a seven-time NL batting champion with the St. Louis Cardinals, became the fourth player to be elected to the Hall on his first try. The others wer Bob Feller of Cleveland, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox and Jackie Robinson of Brooklyn Campanella, whose career as a Brooklyn catcher ended on Jan. 28, 1958 when he suffered paralyzing injuries in an automobile accident, missed by eight votes of being elected last year when Joe Medwick was named. in the 1969 voting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Musial was named on 317 ballots of 340 and Ca.npanella on 270. A vote of 75 ppr cent <• or 255 was necessary for election. -x- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- Too Many Outside Interests Bob Cousy Quits Job As Boston College Coach By DAVE O'HARA Associated Press Sports Writer NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Bob Cousy, who earned the title Mr. Basketball as an All-American at Holy Cross~and during 13 fabulous years as a pro with the Boston Celtics, is abandoning the sport after six successful seasons as coach at .Boston College. Cousy, who shocked opponents with his clutch play as a 6-foot-2 sharp-shooter in college and the National Basketball Association, stunned, observers Monday by announcing his resignation as Boston College coach, effective at the end of the season. Only 40 and still capable of shooting baskets from all angles, Cousy said he is leaving BC to devote more time to his boys' camp in New Hampshire and to his various business enterprises, most in public relations work. "I have truly enjoyed my tenure at Boston College during the past six years," Cousy said. "My only regret is that I must discontinue my close contact with the fine group of young men on our team." • ' I Cousy, a master of the behind-the-back dribble and other thrilling phases of ball-handling, was named BC coach in 1962. However, at the -request of the late Walter Brown, owner of the Celtics, he put off taking over the Eagles to play one more season for the^ National Basketball Association champions. Ironically, the same Celtics passed up Cousy, electing to draft badly needed size, after his graduation from Holy Cross in 1950. Chosen by the St. Louis Hawks and traded to Chicago, Brown drew his name from a hat when the Stags folded in the Windy City. In six years at BC, Cousy's teams have compiled a record of 101 victories and 37 defeats, including an 8-3 mark this season. His teams have gone to four postseason tournaments the last five years. "His record speaks for itself;'* BC Athletic Director Bill Flynn said in "reluctantly" accepting Cousy's resignation. He has done an outstanding job in building our basketball program to one of y the finest in the nation in a few short years USED CAR SPECIALS 67 Buiek Wildcat With Air $2795 64 Mercury Convertible $995 66 Mercury Parklane 4 Dr. H.T $1995 64 Cadillac Coupe Deville With Air $1995 67 Firebird Convertible $2495 Don't forget the great Pontiac sale is still in progress so if you need a new Pontiac or a good used car now is the time to buy at . . . By MIKE KECHT Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The doors of Baseball's Hall of Fame swung open today for Stan Musial, who stood ready to enter amidst a welcome afforded only a handfull of other baseball greats who preceded him. Stan the Man left little doubt of his slection on this first year of his eligibility for the Hall after rewriting the record books during 22 brilliant years in the major leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals. The results of the balloting by veteran members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America were to be announced about 11 a.m. EST. A player must be named on 75 per cent of the ballots to be elected. Since the first election in 1936, when former greats Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewsbn and Walter Johnson made it, only Ted Williams in 1966 and Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson in 1962 were chosen on their first try. However, despite his amazing hitting feats, it was doubtful that Musial would become a unanimous selection among the more than 450 writers voting. No player has ever been given that honor. Joining Musial among those eligible for the first time—a player must be retired for five years to be eligible—were Red Schoendienst, Musial's close friend arid former teammate who now manages the Cardinals, and Early Wynn, Gil Hodges and Vic Wertz. The five joined 45 otser former stars who were on last year's ballot. Of those, Roy Campanella, who missed by eight votes last year, was given the best chance for election. Cobb came the closest to being a unanimous choice, getting 222 of/226 possible votes in that first election when there was no' , five-year rule. That same year, 11 writers failed to vote for Ruth. Musial, who retired at the age of 42, set or shared 64 National League or major leayue records while compiling a career batting average of .331. He won seven batting, titles, was named the league's Most Valuable Player three times and set the league mark for most hits during his career. . Although he. called himself a singles hitter, he managed to slam more than 450 home runs and was considered a good outfielder before moving to first base late in his career. He also set the league endurance mark! NEW YORK (AP) — Lee Calby playing in 895 consecutive I houn - former hurdles star and now coach of the Grambling track and field team, will pilot a six-man U.S. squad that will tour Vietnam and four other Asian countries next month, the Amateur Athletic Union announced Monday. West Salem, Meadowbrook Win Logan 2, Spring Garden To Match 73-0 Records PREP SCORES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Farragut 85, Crane 54 Rossville 62, Rankin 44 Bismarck 86, Hoopeston 53 East Lynn 62. Ridgcfarm 61 Cissna Park 63. Donovan 45 Gilman 60, Buckley 53 Watseka 100, Onarga M.A. 30 Eisenhower 102, Lakevicw 44 ;»TacArthur 64, Decatur 54 Cerro Gordo 70, Sullivan 62 Oakland 49, Arthur 43 (ot) Clinton 75, Raymond 70 Vandnlia 67, Pana 47 Witt 6.1, Herrick 32 • Tower Hill 63, Divernon 45 Ml V. Register-News SPORB 1—B TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1969 Wayne City Over Grayville 69-65 Featuring n balanced scoring effort, coach Bonnie Grccnwalt's Wayne City Indians downed Grayville 69-65 last night in the Little Ten Conference tourney at Enfield. The victory obosted Wayne City to an 8-8 record for the season. The Indians play , Enfield on Wednesday night, when Mills- Prairie meets St. Francisville in a second game. Wayne City jumped to a 15-3 quarter lead and made it 38-17 at halftime, but had to weather a 31-point Grayville third quarter during which the Bison hit an amazing 14 of 15 shots from the field. Score by Quarters: Wayne City 15 23 12 19-69 Grayville 3 14 31 17-65 Wayne City — Caldwell 14, Webber 15, Keen 16, Hutchcraft 17, Wilton 5, Rayburn 2. Grayville — Orr 4, Klien- schmidt 16, Link 12, Willctt 21, Haywood 8, Funkhouser 4. we tare By JOHN RACKAWAY White Sox Get Sammy Ellis CHICAGO (AP)—The Chicago White Sox, attempting to re- By JERRY SEIBERT I-u:ld their once fearsome pitch- I ing staff, Monday acquired Sam- Church League basketball action at Summers- \ my Ellis from the California Anville last night saw Spring Garden handle Lebanon, West Salem trip First Presbyterian, and Meadowbrook down First Methodist. Spring Garden kept its perfect slate intact for its showdown tonight with Logan No. 2 by putting on a tough fourth quarter charge to over come Lebanon 64-54. Spring Garden was on top 28-25 at halftime and held only a 42-39 advantage at the end of three quarters. Dwight Bernard took game scoring honors for the winners as he pumped in 30 markers. Brother Gilroy added 14. For Lebanon, Wangler led the way with 19 while Scott chipped in 14. West Salem, trailing most of the* contest, had to come from behind to take a 60-50 win over First Presbyterian. . Presb yter- ian raced to an 11-3 first period lead 1 and was still on top at intermission 23-20. A 40 point second half to Presbyterian's 27 gave West Salem its final margin. Griffin was top scorer for West Salem as he racked up 27 counters with Bethard adding 10. Tucker and Scherer weer the only Presbyterian players to hit in double figures with 19 and 16. In the evening finale, Meadowbrook had little toruble in putting First Methodist away 5039. The winners were on top at the half 29-20 with First Meth odist getting only as close as 33428 at the start of the final stanza. 19 points by Kniffen was high for Meadowbrook while Browning had 1 10. For First Methodist, Smith scored 18 and Wells and Davis each had 7. Following is the Isit of the six games to be played in Church League action tonight. At Casey Jr. High 6:45 Wesley vs. Second Baptist 7:45 Ina vs. Park Avenue 8:45 Faith Lutheran vs. Pleasant Hill At Dodds 6:45 Spring Garden vs. Logan No. 2 7:45 West Salem vs. Logan No. 1 8:45 Meadowbrook vs. Lebanon Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Monday's Results Baltimore 122, Boston 109 Milwaukee 102, Detroit 101 Only games scheduled Today's Games Los Angeles at Milwaukee Seattle at New York Baltimore at Chicago Atlanta at San Diego Cincinnati at San Francisco Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Los Angeles at Detroit New York at Philadelphia Atlanta at Phoenix Seattle at Baltimore Boston at Chicago Only games scheduled ABA Monday's Result Indiana 141, Kentucky 129 Only game scheduled C< Is. To get Ellis, a 27-year-old 'ighthander who won 22 garnet for Cincinnati in 1965, the Sox gaveup outfielder Bill Voss and lefthander Andy Rubilotta. Ellis, on the skids since his big season, had a 9-10 record with the Angels last season and a 3.95 earned run average. Voss, who suffered a broken javv last year, batted .156 while set ing limited service. Rubilot­ ta had a 6-7 record with Lynchburg, Va. College Basketball East Army 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 43 Midwest Iowa St. 58, Okla. State 56 West. Ky. 70, Dayton 65 Oberlin 67, Wayne State 65 South East. Ky. 87, Tenn. Tech 71 Ohio St. 73, Ga. Tech 66 Georgia 85, Auburs 84 Fla. A&M 91, Bethune-Cookman 87 Illinois In No. 8 Spot UCLA All Alone As No. 1 College Crew No. 1 Quincy Won't Outsize The Rams As \vc guessed yesterday, Mt. Vernon's Rams will get a shot at Illinois' No. 1 team in Vernois Gym this Friday night. . And win or lose, coach Bob Arnold's currently red - hot Rams won't be outsized by the visiting Quincy Blue Devils. . Quincy, with a 15-1 record and their last 13 triumphs coming m succession features an experienced lineup with all starters over the six-foot mark. However, the Blue Devils can't match the height of Mt. Vernon's front line — Steve Strickland, 6-6 <2, Terry Sledge, 6-6, and Nate Hawthorne, 6-4. . . And the Rams have experience, loo. . . ( -x- -x- -x- Top scorer on coach Sherriil Hanks' Quincy quintet is Jeff Stollberg, 6-3 senior, who is averaging 15.8 points per game. . Stollborg blossomed out with 35 points against Alton last Friday night, came back with 20 as the Blue Devils dropped top- rated Thronton on Saturday. . Larry King, 6-3called a "great shooter" by coach Hanks plays the other forward post. . . He averages 13 per game. "Both of our forwards, Stollberg and King, are on the skinny side," said coach Hanks . . . "But they're athletes and they get the job done. . . " -X- -X- -X- Quincy's starting guards are Rick Hickman and Reggie Hetzel, both 6-1. . . Hetzel averages 10 per game and Hickman, described as the "sparkplug of the attack" carries a 12- point average. . . Dan Wilson, at 6-1 , starts at center for the Blue Devils but doesn't stay in action very long. . . "After the start of each quarter, Wilson is replaced by Bruce Ator, 6-5," said the Quincy coach . . . "Ator is coming fast. . . He scored 19 for us at Alton. . . " -X- -X- -X- Quincy finished with a 22-9 record last season and had eight seniors returning . . "We had to ease some of the seniors off the roster because we were over loaded, but we're still a predominantly senior outfit," said Hanks. . . The Devils hit about 69 per game as a team in the same bracket with Mt. Vernon — and, like the Rams, Quincy depends heavily on a stubborn defense. . . Until two games ago, the Blue Devils had given up an average of just 49 points per game. . . Alton (with 83) and Thornton (67) pushed 'em over the 50 mark. . . -X- -X- -X- Quincy opened the season with wins over Rock Island and East Moline. . . Their lone defeat of the campaign came against Moline in their third start. . . Quincy trailed Moline by as much as 20 points in that game before finally losing by one . . . Since then, the Devils have racked up 13 straight. . . They won the Pekin Holiday Tourney in a 16- team field, and captured the Central Illinois Classic, beating Pekin, LaSalle-Peru and Chicago Du Sable . . . -X- -X- -X• Quincy players regard wins over Edwardsville and Galesburg as "toughest of the year." Both decisions came in overtime. . . -x- -x- -x- Hartman Scouts During TV Party Jack Hartman, Southern Illinois University's basketball coach, hosted a tv party Saturday afternoon. . . He and his Saluki cagers saw Memphis State lose a thriller to Tulsa a team which will share the tv cameras with SIU in a matinee game tiiis Saturday at the SIU Arena. The SIU- Tulsa contest, now set for 1:40 after having originally been scheduled for 2:10 p.m., will pit two of the hottest teams in the midwest against each other. Southern Illinois, now 10-2 after having slipped past college division standouts Kentucky Wesleyan and Evansville in the past, two weeks, will Ije bidding for its seventh in a row and fourth of the season against a University division opponent. . . Tulsa, now 13-2 after the Hurricanes' one-point, last second win over hard- luck Memphis State, has taken a commandkig lead in the Missouri Valley Conference with.a perfect 6-0 slate. -X- -X- -X"I can't truthfully say that I enjoyed the 'party', but it did give us an unusual opportunity to scout our next opponent," Hartman said. "Memphis State did a great job against Tulsa. They might be a little better suited physically to handle Tulsa than we are, but then we've been coming along well, too, and it should be a real good one." The SIU - Tulsa game will be the first ever telecast in color from the SIU Arena. Eddie Einhom, president of the sponsoring TVS, Inc., group, reports it will be seen on "50 to 60 stations" throughout the east, with the exception of New York, Boston and Philadelphia, south to the Carolinas and west to Minnesota. . . Les Keiter, veteran Philadelphia sportscaster will be handling the play-by-play while Bob Vanatta, former Missouri basketball coach, will pi'ovide color comments. . . games. ... We're certainly going to miss Bob—I guess it is the end of the finest basketball era ever at The Heights." li JEFF TYLER'S N MOTORS INC. 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" Pontiac—Cadillac —Buick-r-GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sports Writer LaSalle of Philadelphia and Duquesne of Pittsburgh re. placed Villanova and Kansas on the list of Top Ten teams in The Associated Press' major-college basketball poll today while UCLA maintained its stranglehold on first place. The unbeaten Bruins, whose 100-64 victory over Houston last Saturday night was their 12th this season, collected all 30 votes for the top spot in the balloting by a national panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Ther were no changes either in the next seven positions as North Carolina held second place, followed in order by Santa Clara, Davidson, Kentucky, St. John's of New York, New Mexico State and Illinois. LaSalle, 12-1 after last week's 88-81 triumph over Western Kentucky, advanced from 11th place to ninth and Duquesne, 11-1 including last week's 79-55 conquest of St. Francis, Pa., climbed from 12th to 10th. Villanova, victimized by Perm's stalling tactics in losing to the Quakers 32-30, slipped from ninth to 11th and Kansas, which lost to Iowa State in double overtime, fell from 10th to 13th. •North Carolina drew 22 votes for second place and accumulated 512 points in the voting. The Tar Heels 13-1, downed Georgia Tech and Wake Forest in last week's action. Santa Clara is 16-0 after whipping the University of California at Santa Barbara and San Jose. j Davidson turned back Wake Forest and Virginia Military in lifting its record to 12-1 and Kentucky downed Georgia and Tennessee for an 11-2 mark. St. John's is also 11-2. The Redmen beat Virginia and West Virginia last week. New —Mexico Stat unbeaten in 15 games, defeated Texas at El Paso while Illinois, 11-1, was not scheduled. Purdue, Columbia and Dayton are the new teams in the Second Ten, holding down 18th through 20th place in that order. Northwestern, No. 17 a week ago, Baylor ,No. 18, and Cincinnati, No. 19, dropped out of the rankings. Northwestern was beaten both by Indiana and Michigan State, Cincinnati was beaten by Drake and Baylor was idle.^ .. The Top 20, with first-place votes, season records through Saturday, Jan. 18 and total points on a basis for the first 15 picks of 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-etc Seven Blues In Star Game Tonite Buffalo Or Vancouver To Get Oakland Hockey Team 1. UCLA (30)" 12-0 600 2. North Carolina 13-1 512 3. Santa Clara 16-0 439 4. Davidson 12-1 372 5. Kentucky 11-2 330 6. St. John's, N.Y. 11-2 295 7. New Mex. State 15-0 287 8. Illinois 11-1 215 9. LaSalle 12-1 198 10. Duquesne 11-1 133 11. Villanova 11-2 130 12. Ohio State 9-2 110 13. Kansas 14-3 74 14. Tulsa 13-2 72 15. Notre Dame 12-2 68 16. Marquette 12-2 54 17. Colorado 14-2 32 18.' Purdue 9-3 • 31 19. Columbia 13-1 26 20. Dayton j 12-2 23 MONTREAL (AP) — The National Hockey League's board of governors spent the hours before tonight's 22nd annual All- Star Game contemplating the future of the Oakland Seals. The West Division Seals have flourished on the ice but not at the gate this season and apparently will be playing elsewhere next season. The question the governors may decide today is lust where that somewhere will he. A group of Buffalo businessmen headed by Seymour Knox III has conditionally purchased the Seals. The condition is that the governors approve transfer of the franchise from Oakland to Buffalo. That question headed the agenda for today's meeting. In order to transfer the franchise, there must be nine yes votes on the 12-man board of governors. There is hard-core objection to the shift from at lea^t three teams—Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal. And Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the LA club, is certain that he can muster at least two more votes against the shift and thereby kill it. LA does not want to surrender the obvious California rivalry an Oakland club provides. Toronto—just across the border from Buffalo—and Montreal do not want more big-league competition in their territory. If the board turns down the Buffalo move today, Vancouver could be the Seals' next target. The Labatt Brewery remains in- teri'Stcd in securing the team and moving it there. While the league brass battled the < admisistrative problems, Toe Biake, coach of the East Di- vis'on All Stars, and Scotty Bowman, who'll coach the west stars, puzzled out strategy for tonight's game. Blake will have the cream of the older division players at his disposal. The East line-up includes Detroit's great Gordie Howe, playing in his 20th All Star game and Boston's brilliant Bobby Orr. Howe, 41, and Orr 20, are the oldest and youngest players in the league.

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