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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 17

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Tuesday, November 26, 1968
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The Palm Beach Post! 'iT BEST FISHING BET The big pom pa no run in Lake Worth slowed down Monday, but the action may pick up today. Bluefish and mackerel fishing has been excellent in the St. Lucie Inlet area, and kinglish are arriving oil' Juno. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1968-17 ntreal Expos To Train Here .."-A i V--.- M J BOB BALFE Sports Editor Associated Press Photo by Ray Howard Watching are Bill Steinecke, stadium manager and scout for the Braves; Don Davidson, travel secretary for Atlanta; and Eddie Brannick, secretary of the San Francisco Giants, who is wintering here. INTERNATIONAL HOME PLATE - John McHale, president of the Montreal Expos, tests the soil in Municipal Stadium, where the new team and the Atlanta Braves will share training camps in the spring. It is a one-year pact which will give Montreal longer time to develop another camp, or in the event the Braves decide to move to Arizona, the Expos could replace them here. The Braves have denied the Arizona plans, but Atlanta sources confirm such talks have been held without being finalized. McHale said that "Lake Worth is very much alive for the future as a spring camp site." The announcement here was relayed to press and broadcasting media in Montreal via a special telephone hook-up. am' a similar hook-up later was made with Gene Mauch. new Expos manager, in Long Beach. Calif. McHale said "3-million-plus people in Montreal and 22 million in Canada are going to be excited over this team's training in West Palm Beach, and we appreciate the Braves, city otticials and others who helped make it possible." Mauch said he will greet the Expos pitchers and catchers here on Feb. 17. The Braves batterymen will report two days later to Manager Luman Harris. Full squads of both teams will be in action by Feb. 27. Both groups will break camp on the last week-end in March, leaving farm clubs here. One of the Expos' farms will be West Palm Beach in the Florida State League, taking over the franchise formerly held by Atlanta. Montreal's new baseball Expos and the Atlanta Braves Monday firmed their long-rumored plan to share the West Palm Beach Stadium lor spring baseball training. The city thus became the first to have two major league clubs training in the same park at the same time St. Petersburg has camps of the St. Louis Cardinals and New-York Mets. but they train in different parks, alternating one park lor exhibition games. The combination camp was made possible without further expenditure at the city-owned stadium. The Expos will use two full sized fields back of the stadium's outfield fence, leaving the main field and other practice fields for the Braves. Both clubs will also have their farm teams here. Montreal will use the extra clubhouse in the stadium, previously used by the Richmond farm club of the Braves. It is identical to the Braves' clubhouse, and in addition a third, smaller clubhouse, is used by visiting teams. Both squads will make headquarters at theRamada Inn. The Braves previously announced 14 exhibition dates, here starting on March 7 against the Expos. Montreal announced eight other games, later in the day, cancelled two of them. Their schedule here will include: March 7 Atlanta; March 12 Yankees B; March 14 Washington; March 15 Yankees B; March 21 Houston; March 22 - Atlanta B; March 25 - Dodgers B. John McHale, president of the Montreal club. Sidney Maisen. a director, and Gene Kirby. former broadcaster now travel secretary, joined Don Davidson, travel secretary for the Braves, in announcing the plans at a press conference attended by local officials and a number of baseball personalities in the area. Expos Will Bring Familiar Names Unsung Heroes Listed HIGH SCHOOLS By Chuck Ottersort Post-Times Unsung Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They may lie short or tall, tut or thin, lint while they differ in size, they share certain qualities that contribute to a team's success on the lootball held. Tim Hardee is 5-foot-6 and. according to the Leonard High program, weighs 140 pounds (most observers will agree that's a pretty high estimatel. But he played like a 200-pound six-looter last week against Boca Raton. Hardee's poiiol mance at middle linebacker enabled the Lancers to salvage a small measure of consolation trom their 111-12 loss to I he Bobcats He made initial contact on 12 tackles and assistci on 10 others. Not surprisingly. Coach Bill Burke added Hardee's name to the weekly list of Post-Times I nsung Heroes in high school lootball. CARVER Bernard Quince was Coach Roger Coffey's choice for his play against John Carroll. Quince took over at quarterback after started Tony Fenn suffered a hand injury and directed three touchdown drives. KENNEDY Three members of the Vikings' rugged deten sive unit were nominated by Coach Ben McCoy for their roles in holding Roosevelt to munus 22 yards rushing and plus five passing Tackle Willie Raines made seven tackles, assisted on two others and recovered a fumble; end Frank VVyley made five tackles, recovered a tumble and delivered the key block that enabled teammate Ev Mitchell to return an intercepted pass for a touchdown; and linebacker Larry Locke made seven tackles and helped out on one other. NO UNSUNG HERO nominations were received from Paho-kee. Martin County. Belle Glade. Boca Raton. North Shore and John Carroll. V Hi INt'E SCIIWALL HARDEE Injured; Gators Quarterback pitchers acquired by the new club include Grant and John Billingham from the Dodgers, Larry Jaster and Jerry Robertson from the Cardinals, Don Shaw, John Glass and Ernie McAnally of the Mets, Bill Stoneman, Cubs, Skip Guinn, one-time West Palm Beach pitcher for the Braves organization, and prospects from farm systems such as: Mike Wegener, Phils; Bob Reynolds, Giants; Dan McGinn, Reds; and Carl Morton, Braves. John Bateman and Ron Brand, who played for Houston, and John Boccabella of the Cubs system are catchers. Infielders include Bob Bailev, Dodgers; Donn Clendenon. Pirates; Angel Hermoso, Braves; Jose Herrera. Houston; Garry Jestadtm, Cubsl Laboy, Cardinals; Gary Sutherland, Phillies; Jim Williams, Reds; Maury Wills. Pirates. Outfielders are: Jesus Alou, Giants; Don Bosch, Mets; Ty Cline, Giants and one-time Brave: Jim Fairey. Dodgers: Mack Jones, Reds and one-time Brave; Manny Mota, Pirates. ' , r t-v,j f , . .'. f -' ; ' . ( $ v 1 ' !,4 . if. )r )4 i 'i WcT : w -- r - -- -' Other I nsung Heroes: LAKE SHORE - Coach Willie Irvin nominated middle linebacker Ollie Burton, whose delensive play was a major factor in the Bobcats' 4.J-0 romp over Dunbar. Burton made seven tackles behind the line ot scrimmage and retui ned an intercepted pass for a touchdown. CARDIN L NEWMAN - End Bill I'earce and linebacker Mike unust were selcted by Coach Sam Budnyk tor their defensive play against Chaimnadc ROOSEVELT - Coach Alphonso Sutton chose delensive tackle Allied Minus, who made 12 tackles against Kennedy, despite being hampered by an ankle injury which kept him from playing mi ollcnsc His great pursuit enabled him to stop sweeps to the opposite side id the held LINCOLN PARK - End Sammy Sikes and quarterback Carlos Fenn were nominated by Coach llavert Eenn lor their ellorts in the (ire hounds' 27 -7 win over Apopka Whealley. They teamed up lor two touchdown passes and Sikes ran tor two extra points. Fenn I ne Coach Fenn said he selected his son. Carlos, tor his play-calling and handling ol the team His maturity is beginning to show. " said the lireyhound mentor, RIVIERA BEACH - Coach Lincoln Knowles chose center Steve Sehwall. a 5-11. 205-pound senior, and Hon Doll, who was shiltci! I mm delensive tackle to ollensive guard. Their line blocking opened up numerous holes and helped the Hornets' running game in a 57-0 rout ol Jupiter. M 1 Peacock Seeking By EI) PAV ELKA GAINESVILLE lAFNf -Florida quarterback Harold Peacock was admitted to Alachua General Hospital Monday with a serious eye injury that lias ended his college football career. Peacock had a linger stuck in his eye in a scrimmage last Wednesday, but concealed the injury from the Florida coaches because he stood a good chance of starting in the Gator's final game with Miami. Yesterday his eye hemorrhaged and ruptured and he now faces a week of hospitalization. "This injury is real serious and his condition is bad enough so that he is allowed no visitors." Coach Ray Graves said Monday. "There is some danger that his vision might be permanently impaired." Peacock, the senior from Pahokee. transferred to the Gators last year after two seasons of stardom a I N'pHIhv.v) nii.i. Junior College. Although he threw over 40 touchdown passes and made Junior College All American, he has played third string for most of his Florida career. In Florida's last game, though. Peacock, stepped into lead the Gators to a 1614 win over Kentucky after starter Larry Rentz went out with a rib injury in the second quarter. 1 Dick Williams(L) and Mayo Smith Mayo And Dick Fly, Together Chuck's Choices By I'HL'CK OTTER SON Prep Prognosticator A year ago at this time the Seacrest High football team had racked up nine straight victories and was a heavy favorite over arch-foe Lake Worth in its season finale. So what happened Lake Wurtns irojans outplayed the Hawks most of the Montreal's Expos are new, but they'll have some familiar names in camp with them here, includir , Maury Wills, Mudcat Grant, Donn Clendenon, Jesus Alou and Larry Jackson, Jackson, of the Phillies, has said he will retire instead of joining the Expos, but other had since I've been here by Graves, now looks like this: Tom Kennel, a junior from Bay City. Mich, who has not played a second of varsity loot-ball and is not listed on Florida's roster, would start against Miami if the game was tomorrow. He was brought up from the B team last w eek. Junior split end Guy McThe-ny, a former quarterback at Sarasota High School, was moved to number two quarterback Monday. He has not piayed behind center since becoming a Gator. Echdahl is currently third string and is beginning to work out again alter missing two weeks. He may see "limited service" Saturday according to Graves. "Rentz is very very doubtful. We're not counting on him," said Graves. Graves stressed, however, that the quarterback situation Uouid be played bv ear on a day-to-day basis." and that if Eckdahl can make progress this week the Gainesville Junior will start. One bright point for the Gators Monday was the word that All Southeastern Conference guard Guy Dennis, a senior from Walnut Hill, has been named to the as yet unreleased United Press International All American team. AP's Southeastern Ail-American Advisory Board over Cappleman and Tennessee's Bubba Wyche, who threw three touchdown passes in a 24-7 conquest of Kentucky. The Southeastern lineman singled out for honors was Lester McClain, offensive end for Tennessee. He grabbed two touchdown passes to ignite the Volunteers' triumph. Other linemen cited included Tommy Morel and Mike Anderson of Louisiana State, Jack Reynolds of Tennessee, and David Roller and Dick Palmer of Kentucky. Backs praised included Mike llillman of Louisiana State Weighs Opponent coasideration Monday. He said the selection committee was discussing Arizona. Arizona State and Wyoming for the berth against Auburn. Arizona plays Arizona State Saturday and needs a win or tie to clinch the Western Athletic Conference football title. Mavo Smith of Detroit and Dick Williams of Boston, the managers ot the last pennant winners in the American League, were among baseball personalities on hand Monday when Montreal and Atlanta announced their two-in-one training camp here. Both managers said they had Saturday plane reservations for California and the upcoming baseball convention. Inquiry revealed they'll be on the same plane. "Oh. that means trouble," joked Williams. "II he sits near me he'll have my whole Red Sox team in trades before we get there." Smith said he definitely is in the market for a shortstop fo the champion Tigers. Williams said the Red Sox will listen to any and all trade offers He also expressed hope that coming eye examinations will show injured Tony Conigliaro ready to rejoin Sellers AP Back Of Week Buckeyes No. 1 In AP Poll Ohio State's convincing 50-14 rout of Michigan vaulted the Buckeyes into first place in The Associated Press' weekly ma- ior-college football poll Monday, ahead of Southern California, their . Rose Bowl opponent. Ohio State's margin was 10 point 935 to 925 in the balloting by 50 sports writers and broadcasters across the country, even though Southern Cal received 24 1 '2 first-place votes to 21 'z for the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes, Big Ten champions cemented their lead by being named first, second or third on every ballot while some selectors dropped Southern Cal as low as fourth. APGrid Poll I Ohio Slate i2l'n 2. Southern California i24'i Henri State li 4 Oenrgia 'i' 6 Kanas Tu 7 Tennessee 8 Arkansas 9 Notre Uame 10 Houston 11 Oklahoma 12 Purdue 13 Michigan 14 Oregon Stale li Alabama Hi Missouri 17 Ohio I 18 Auhurn 19 Amona 20 Anona State . 9-0 9-0 9-0 7D-2 9-1 7 11 711 9- 1 7 2 M 2 M 82 H2 7 3 7 2 7-3 10- 0 6,1 8 1 72 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically Armv. Florula State. Harvard. Iowa. Mississippi. Kichmond. Southern Methodist. Stanlord. Virginia Tech. vtvo-ming Vale KV. RKUBI'KS Nn. !2l3aghfr bvlrvrssclxnsesg list 11 25 nx adv lor fktopm est tod.iv wth ratings UPI Grid Poll NEW YORK il'Pli The I'niled Press International top 20 major college lootball teams with lirst place votes and won lost-tied record in parentheses ttenlh weeki Team Hotali SoUkeri Cal iMi Uki State l13i '9-0i Penn Slate ill 9-0 (Georgia 17-0.2' I i Kara 9 1 t Tesas 7-1-1 y Tennessee 7-1-1 I x-Arksnsas 9-1 Notre Dame 7-2 10. Oklahoma ft-3 ilCompleted season Second 10-11, Houston 37, 12, Purdue 2t. 13, Michigan 20, 14 Oregon State 16, 15. Alabama 1. 16. Missouri 8, 17. Ohio Umv 3. 18, Florida State 3. 19, Si3. Southern Methodist, Minnesota and Stan lord I way and held the lead late in the fourth quarter. But the Seahawks pulled it out with a last ditch TI) drive. And now. one year later. Seacrest has racked up nine straight victories and again is favored over Lake Worth in their traditional Thanksgiving Eve battle. Lake Worth is sure to be fired up for the game. Seacrest must win to clinch a berth in the state playoffs and win the Suneoast East championship outright. Unless the Seahawks are ready, they could be ripe for an upset. Prediction i for what it 's worth i: SEACREST 20, LAKE WORTH 7 - Seahawks won t let this chance slip by. Other games: WEDNESDAY PALM BEACH 10, FOREST HILL 7 - Last year Palm Beach was a heavy favorite and had the home field advantage. This year Forest Hill is a heavy favorite and has the home field advantage. If Wildcats can put everything together, they can pull an upset. VERO BEACH 27, DAN McCARTY 0 - You have to have a prodigious memory to recall the last time Fort Pierce whipped Vero Beach. CLEWiSTON 21. OKEECHOBEE 0 - After a miserable start . Tigers have bounced back for a winning season M ARTIN COUNTY 33, JUPITER 0 - Warrior fans have to sit back and wait for next vear. BELLE GLADE 13, LEONARD 7 - Rams would like nothing better than beating their former coach, Bille Burke. If they play the way they did in the first half last week against Pahokee. they 'll do it. THURSDAY RIVIERA BEACH 32, NORTH SHORE 0 - Loss of one key player alter another has turned North Shore's dreams of a winning season into a nightmare. LINCOLN PARK 13, GIFFORD 12 - Greyhounds have improved rapidly; Clifford has never been able to put together a consistent offense. LAST WEEK 9-3. .750. CLOSE: Chaminade 19, Newman 0 (prediction, 20-0i : Martin County 38. Okeechobee 0 ( prediction. 34-01. SEASON 138-27-4. 8.14 HAROLD PEACOCK Peacock would have been Graves' choice to start against Miami this Saturday with both Rentz and Jackie Eckdahl, slow-ed with ;in iniur'"! t'" 'pa n sorearm. seeing limited duty. Peacock saw action at quarterback in three games this season and completed six of 17 passes for 102 yards. He carried the ball 12 times, gaining 17 net yards, and returned two kickoffs for 21 yards. The Florida quarterback situation tabbed "the worst we've His five touchdown grabs agaiast Wake Forest set a personal high for the Jacksonville, Fla., senior. He scored on throws of 26, 5, 48, 28 and 30 yards, with quarterback Bill Cappleman doing all the tossing. The Seminoles head for the Peach Bowl were trailing 24-14 before Sellers revived them late in the third quarter. Told by an admirer that the performance was his greatest, Sellers replied "I think so, too." Then Sellers went up into the stands and gave his chin strap to a blind youngster he had met before the game. Sellers was picked by the Sun Bowl Auburn's EL PASO, Tex. (LTD -The executive director of the Sun Bowl said Monday that no decision regarding who would play Auburn in the Dec. 28 postseason football game would be made before noon Tuesday. Harrison Kohl said at least' three teams were still under the Boston outlield bv next spring. Bob Shaw of Jupiter, also in attendance, said he is ready to call it quits as a pitcher but has applied for the job as manager of the West Palm Beach farm club of the Montreal Expos. John McHale, Expos president, said no decision has yet been made as to a manager for the local team in the Florida State League. Among other local area baseball personalities at the meeting were Eddie Brannick. secretary of the San Krancisco (iiants. spending his 2Hth winter in the Palm Beaches. Hilly Herman, lormer major league manager now an Oakland coach, .lack Sanlord. Cleveland pitching coach: Larrv Brown. Cleveland shortshop; Ken Johnson Atlanta pitcher; Max Macon, scout lor the Pittsburgh Pirates. John tjrolh. scout tor Atlanta. Bill Steinecke. scout lor Atlanta who will also serve as springtime stadium manager Rose Bowl, is heavily favored for the honor. Chief competition is expected from halfback Leroy Keyes of Purdue and quarterback Terry Hanratty of Notre Dame. Simpson lost out a year ago to Gary Beban, L'CLA quarterback. Formal presentation of the trophy will be made next week when Simpson is expected to be present. Southern California plays its final season game agaiast Notre Dame Saturday in Los Angeles. Simpson Expected To Nab Hcisman ATLANTA. Ga. (AP) - Success hasn't spoiled Ron Sellers, who week after week sets new highs as a pass catcher for Florida State. The Super Seminole brought Florida State back from the brink of disaster last Saturday with a five-touchdown performance that earned him Southeastern Back of the Week honors from The Associated Press Monday. Sellers has been a success since he joined the varsity as a sophomore, and last year he was named an All-American. Coach Bill Peterson says he's even better this year. And the record book says the 6-foot-4 flanker known as "Jingle Joints" is the most prolific yardage man in the history of college football. Sellers, who has caught 198 passes in his career, set the all-time yardage record in a comeback conquest of Wake Forest. He grabbed 14 passes for 260 yards in the Seminoles 42-24 triumph, boosting his career yardage total to 3.385. That's more than anyone else has managed, and Sellers still has a game left Friday night agaiast Houston in which to add to his record. NEW YORK (API Southern California's O. J. Simpson is expected to be named winner of the Heisman Trophy Tuesday. The Downtown Athletic Club announced a press conference at noon, EST, at which final voting will be disclosed for the best college football player of the year. Simpson, who has shattered collegiate rushing records in leading Southern Cal through an unbeaten season and into the Camp Named Garth Camp, a Palm Beach High grad who is a sophomore hallback at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. Iowa, has gained conference all-star recognition and is headed for the University ot Iowa next fall. Iowa Star His aunt, Mrs. Maxine Camp, of West Palm Beach, was notified Monday that Garth was picked on the Tri-State Conference junior college all-stars after having rushed for 785 yards for the MACCteam. J

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