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Wednesday, February 6, 1991
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Page B2 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Wednesday, February 6,1991 Jones Continued From Page B1 Success On The Hardwood Jones' first Logansport team went 17-7, losing the sectional to Royal Center. But during the year, the Berries beat Muncie Central, Elkhart, Richmond, New Castle, Lafayette Jeff, Hammond, Anderson, Huntington and Indianapolis Tech, a list that would make any Berries fan's mouth water. Then Logansport began its "Golden Years," when the Berries made two appearances in the Final Four. From the 1958-59 season to 1960-61, it took the eventual state champion to knock out Logansport. The 1960-61 team was Jones' best as far as record — the Berries were 24-4. Then after four comparatively mediocre seasons (the Berries did win two sectionals in that span), Logansport beat a ranked Valparaiso team 82-78 in the regional championship in 1966 before the Berries fell to Rick Mount and Lebanon in the semistate. "As I recall back, that would be one we lost I remember greatly," Jones said. "And of course that year also in the sectional was the famous stall game with Pioneer, which ended up 12-10. But at the end of the third quarter, the score was only 4-2. Then in the final game, Peru came back and held the ball a little bit too and it ended up 29-19 against Peru in the sectional finals. "We had a real fine ball team that year, and they just didn't want to play with us. "Then in the regional, we lost to Lebanon in the first game of the semistate, 65-64, We had about a 13-point lead going into the last quarter and Mount scored 20 points in the last quarter, and the closest shot he hit was a left-handed hook from out around the foul line. But most of them were jump shots where he was falling off the floor down at Purdue. It was just a great individual performance by Rick Mount." But more often than not, Logansport came out on top when Jones was the coach. "One of the notable games (in 1965-66) would have been the Anderson game," he said. "They were rated No. 1 in the state and we went down to Anderson and beat them 73-67 on their floor." The next year, Logansport dumped No. 1 Michigan City Rogers at Michigan City to snap its long winning streak. Jones credits his players with his success. "As far as coaching here at Logansport, I had some good teams and some exceptionally fine boys to work with," he said. "We had some great kids who were really dedicated to playing basketball and they really seemed to take a responsibility to represent Logansport with a good team. Then of course our tournament success was a big thing. I always felt having success in the tournament, finishing the year on a high note, was very important for a program." New Challenges Jones stepped down as Logansport coach after the 1968-69 season in what he calls "a mutual agreement." He was named director of the elementary physical education program for Logansport schools, and was also head coach at Indiana University at Kokomo. Three years later, in 1972, he was back at Logansport full-time as athletic director. "The main thing was I would be here in town all the time and not traveling back and forth," Jones said. "Plus, it's something that I felt that if I ever went up in administration I would enjoy being athletic director rather than going the route of a principal or assistant principal, and I'm very happy I made that choice." During Jones' tenure, Logansport has made improvements such as installing an all-weather track and build- ing a new Berry Bowl, a baseball field, softball field, tennis courts and a new gymnasium. But perhaps the biggest change in Jones' year hasn't been in facilities, but in the number of sports offered to both boys and girls. Logansport fields a team in each of the IHSAA's 18 sanctioned sports. "When I came into the program, we only had the nine boys' sports and no girls sports at all," Jones said. "Starting the first year, we got into the girls' program, so the girls' program has developed in my 19 years as athletic director, and that's one of the things I'm proud of. "The boys' program at the same time has really expanded. For example, when I first became athletic director, the baseball team was limited to playing 15 games and now they play 28 games." In addition, Logansport also hosts sectionals for baseball, boys' basketball, boys' and girls' golf, volleyball, girls' tennis, wrestling and cross country. Other Logansport Memories And A Look To The Future One of the more popular, and heated, discussions Logansport fans have is whether the Berries should stay in the North Central Conference, Jones says yes. "Both as a coach and an athletic director, one of the things I feel really great about and take pride in is to be part of the North Central Conference, which I feel is a conference of the finest schools in Indiana as far as the combination of academics and athletics," Jones said. "I just think that's one of the real pluses of our program. "On the downside is how attendance in the last few years at our athletic events, especially our basketball games, has dropped off so tremendously. Probably one of the biggest responsibilities in running an athletic program is the financial part of it. "The finances for our total program is really based on our boys' basketball program. It really is the only sport that runs in the black. (Jones said football breaks even.) The surplus that the basketball makes pays for the others. Basketball really covers all the deficits in the other sports, so that's why it's so important that we have a good basketball program in order to keep the others healthy." But Jones is not concerned with only having a good athletic program at Logansport. "I guess my real hope for the future is that at the middle school level they will consider expanding their total extracurricular programs not only in athletics, but in other activities to really stimulate the student's interest in school," he said. "I feel at no other level kids need not just the competition but they just need the activities to take up their time and to create a positive interest in school." Jones said he and his wife, Shirley, hope to keep a house in Logansport, but will winter in Florida. "In the spring and fall I'll be around here and hopefully I'll be able to contribute," he said. "I feel Logansport has been so good to me and given me a lot of enjoyment that I hope that I will be available to contribute in some way." But Jones is looking forward to retirement with his wife, who has taught kindergarten for 25 years and is also retiring this year, and doesn't want to cast a shadow over his successor. "The timing is right," Jones said. "It's something we've been planning for several years to do. I think it will do Logansport High School a lot of good to get some new blood, new initiative and new ideas and hopefully regenerate our program." Jim Jones Night At Berry Bowl Between the junior varsity and varsity games Saturday night against Wabash, Jones will be presented with a plaque, honoring him for his tenure at Logansport. Following the game, an informal open house will be held in the cafeteria. Scrap books, clippings and other memorabilia will be on display. Gentlemen, Check Your Mailbox Q Winamac Q If all 11 former winners make the 1991 race — including AJ Foyt in his final attempt — it will set a Speedway record INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Invitations are in the mail to racing teams and drivers expected to enter the May 26 Indianapolis 500. April 1 is the deadline for the 500, the farewell race for four-time winner AJ. Foyt. Forms were mailed Tuesday by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Entries are expected for 11 former winners, including defending champion Arie Luyendyk and Foyt, who is still recuperating from serious leg injuries suffered in a crash last September. Foyt, who will be seeking a record 34th career start at Indianapolis, has announced he will retire after the 1991 season. He was injured in a race at Elkhart Lake, Wis., and is recuperating in Houston. Foyt, 56, already the oldest known driver in Indy history, won the 500 in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977. Independent testing will begin at the Speedway this month. The annual Rookie Orientation Program will be conducted April 26-28, and the track will open for daily practice Saturday, May 4. Among the rookies still seeking rides are Wally Dallenbach Jr., son of the former Indy veteran; Japanese road racing veteran Hiro Matsushita, and road racer Lyn St. James, trying to become the second woman to drive in the Indy 500. In 1990, Luyendyk collected a record payoff of $1.09 million from a record purse of $6.33 million. Other former winners expected are Al Unser, Johnny Rutherford, Rick Mears, Gordon Johncock, Mario Andretti, Tom Sneva, Danny Sullivan, Bobby Rahal and Emerson Fittipaldi. The 11 former winners, representing 22 Indy victories, would break a record of nine former champions in the race set in 1987. A record 117 entries were received in 1984, and last year's entry total was 97. Two weekends of qualifications will be held May 11-12 and May 18-19. Final practice for the race will be Thursday, May 23. ReSUltS+Reports of local events Sports Menu Wednesday's Events Junior High Boys' Basketball Lewis Cass at Pioneer, 6 p.m. (originally scheduled for Thursday) Junior High Girls' Basketball Lewis Cass at Carroll, 6 p.m. Frosh Boys' Basketball Carroll at Lewis Cass, 6 p.m.; Tippecanoe Valley at Caston, 6 p.m. Thursday's Events Junior High Boys' Basketball Columbia Blue at Lincoln Black, Columbia Whle at Lincoln Gold (6th games) Junior High Girls' Basketball Frontier at Carroll, 6 p.m. Boys' Swimming McCutcheon at Carroll, 6:30 p.m., Logansport at Twin Lakes, 6 p.m. Junior High Wrestling Tri-Central at Lewis Cass Gymnastics Logansport at home in three-way meet, 6:30 p.m. Girls' Basketball Monday 5TH: GALVESTON16, THOMPSON 13 Galveston — Lyndssy Chambers 5, Amanda Eshelman 5, Jennifer Mehring 4, Becky Russell 2 Thompson — Jodie Strong 6, Brooke Robinson 2, Stephanie Farmer 2, Theresa Erny 2, Brooke Lef- fertt 6TH: GALVESTON 16, THOMPSpN 9 Galveston — Chas Webb 6, Meghan Miller 4, Jenny Spencer 2, Crystal Rudd 2, Jenny Rodman 2 Thompson — Andrea Ergle 3, Cindy Burnel! 3, Jennifer Warden 2, J.Turner 1 Boys' Basketball 5TH: PIONEER 22, CASTON 15 Pioneer — Wilfong 6, Pugh 5, Tribby 1, Gilbert 2, Sickler 4, Foerg 2. Taylor 2 Caston — Zartman 3, Rudice 12, Harness 7, Strausser 1, Olinger 2 6TH: PIONEER 46, CASTON 33 Pioneer — Pettit 11, Kennell 9, Miller 3, Knowles 4, McKaiglO, Farr9 Caston — Riggle 15, Kane 9, Sherrick 2, Reef 1, Hutcheson 2, Zimpleman 4 Monday 7TH: CASTON 45, ALL-SAINTS 38 Caston — Charlie Lockwood 10, Mark Arness 8, Jetf King 6, Rusty McGrew 6, John Gunter 5, Brandon Smith 2, Kevin Miller 2, Adam Miller 2, Brandon Strong 2, Colin Ulerick 2 All Saints — Paul Harvey 26, Alex Burton 6, Eschelman 6 9TH: LEWIS CASS 38, PIONEER 28 Cass — Aaron Ault 10, Joey Spencer 10 Records: Cass (13-0) Cass Co. Y Leagues Cass County Y Basketball CITY MERCHANTS 69,0.J. FARMS 59 City Merchants — Farthing 22, Showley 13, Ellison 11, Hitese, Collins 8, Fulton 6, Barnett 1 O.J. Farms — Merrell Terry 24,0'Dell 17. Jackson 7, Knowland 6, Johnson 5 IRONHORSEMEN 39, MODINE 36 Ironhorsemen—Henry 11, Zartman 10, Baber 10, Youman 10 Modine—Hiatt 16, Speiker 10, Mclntyre 10 Scoreboard'State prep, college and pro events On The Air Prep Polls Wednesday's Sports On TV College Basketball 7 p.m. — Providence at Georgetown, ESPN 8 p.m. — Illinois at Purdue, WTTV, WLFI 9 p.m. — North Carolina at North Carolina State, ESPN 11:30 p.m. — Oregon at Oregon State, ESPN Wednesday's Sports On fladio College Basketball 7:45 p.m. — Illinois at Purdue, WSAL 1230 AM Thursday's Sports On TV College Basketball 7 p.m. — Arkansas at Houston, ESPN 8 p.m. — Indiana at Northwestern, WTTV 9 p.m. — Virginia at Duke, ESPN Midnight — New Mexico at Colorado State, ESPN NBA Basketball 8 p.m. — Chicago at Detroit, TNT Thursday's Sports On Radio College Basketball 7:40 p.m. — Indiana at Northwestern, WLHM 102.3 FM NBA Basketball 8:30 p.m. — Indiana at San Antonio, WSAL 1230 AM Gymnasts Poll INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association gymnastics poll: 1. Valparaiso, 2. Columbus East, 3. Portage, 4. Merrillville, 5. Marion, 6. Ft Wayne Snider, 7. Jeffersonville, 8. Chesterton, 9. (Tie) Connersville, New Castle, 11. Ft. Wayne Dwenger, 12. Terre Haute North, 13. Bloomington South, 14. Carmel, 15. Lafayette Jeff, 1 6. Wawasee Tuesday's Major College Basketball Scores EAST Connecticut 76, Boston College 59 Lehigh 58, Army 56 Manhattan 79, St. Peter's 77. 20T Monmouth, N.J. 61,Marist53 Northeastern 57, New Hampshire 39 Princeton 60, Penn 47 Rutgers 83, Rhode Island 70 Villanova 61. St John's 51 SOUTH LSU 107, Kentucky 88 Old Dominion 95, N.C. Charlotte 83 MIDWEST DePaul 81 , Detroit 74 Kansas St. 95, Oklahoma 70 SOUTHWEST Rice 80, Texas Wesleyan 66 Southern Meth. 71, Texas Christian 57 FAR WEST Wyoming 59, Air Force 52 NFL Entries The 29 underclassman that have applied for early entry into the National Football League draft: Randy Baldwin, rb, Mississippi Chris Blackmon, Ib, S. Carolina St. Dennis Brown, K, Abilene Christian Richard Buchanan, WR, Northwestern Jesse Campbell, s, North Carolina Stats Rob Carpenter, wr, Syracuse Irvin Clark, DL, Florida ASM Ben Coates, te, Livingstone David Daniels, WR, Penn St. Dexter Davis, db, Clemson Ryan Duve, te, Utah St Chris Gardocki, pk, Clemson RAGHIB "ROCKET" ISMAIL, WR- KR, NOTRE DAME Reginald Jones, DB, Memphis St. Ed King, g, Auburn Sean Love, G, Perm St. Pete Lucas, T, Stevens Pi. Todd Marinovich, qb, Southern Cal Herman Moore, wr, Virginia Jerry Renners, TE, Butler Curvin Richards, RB, Pittsburgh Leonard Russell, RB, Arizona St. Eric Swann, DL, no college ERNIE THOMPSON, RB, INDIANA ROB TURNER, WR, INDIANA Jon Vaughn, rb, Michigan Sammy Walker, cb, Texas Tech Robert Wilson, rb, Texas A&M Pacers Box MAVERICKS 114, PACERS 109 INDIANA (109) Thompson 2-3 2-2 6, Person 8-15 22 18, Dreiling 2-4 0-0 4, M.Williams 4-86-6 14, Miller 10-16 5-5 26, Schrempf 5-11 6-9 17, Fleming 3-7 1-2 7, Smits 4-7 0-0 8, Sanders 1-2 0-0 2. McCloud 2-3 0-0 5, K.Williams 1-10-0 2. Totals 42-77 22-26 1 09. DALLAS (11 4) McCray 4-9 1-2 11, White 5-12 5-6 15, Donaldson 2-7 1-2 5, Harper 815 8-11 24. Blackman 10-15 2-2 22, English 6-13 1-213, Davis 2-5 0-0 5, .H.Williams 8-14 0-2 16, Uoshaw 1-6 0-0 3, Shasky 0-1 0-0 O.Totals 46-97 18-27114. Indiana 27 29 21 32—109 Dallas 23 32 27 32-114 3-Point goals— Indiana 3-10 (McCloud 1-1, Schrempf 1-2, Millar 1-5, Person 0-2), Dallas 4-11 (McCray 2-4, Upshaw 1 -1 , Davis 1 -2, Blackman 0-1, White 0-1, Harper 02). Fouled out— None. Rebounds- Indiana 41 (Dreiling 7), Dallas 58 (White 12). Assists— Indiana 24 (M. Williams 9), Dallas 23 (Harper 6). Total fouls— Indiana 27, Dallas 22. A-1 6,351. HS Basketball Indiana High School Basketball Tuesday's Games Austin 68, Jennings Co. 61 Benton Central 74, Hopeston, III. 60 Bethany Christian vs Culver Military, PPd. Brownsburg 70, TH Baptist 43 Center* 57, NaSonal Trail (Ohio) 56 Evansville Central 96, Castle 75 Evansville Harrison 74, Evansville Mater Dai 54 Ft. Wayne Canterbury 58, White's 44 FWWayne72,FWEImnurst55 Gary Roosevelt 102, Crown Point 57 Hobart 46, Lake Station 35 Indpls Baptist Academy 108, Tab. Christian 53 Indpls Bethesda Christian 70, TH Baptist 43 Indpls Christian 58, Colonial Christian 55 Indpls Eagledale Chrfistian 48, Lowell Roanoke 46 Indpls Lutheran 77, Ind. Deaf 59 Indpls Perry Meridian 67, Center Grove 50 Jasper 68, Princeton 49 Knox 84, New Prairie 83, 2 OT Madison 59, S.Ripley 48 Muncie Central 81 , Lebanon 74 Noblesville 48, Lawrence Central 42 N.Hamson 85. Scottsburg 60 N.Miami 83, Northwestern 70 Northview64,N.Vermillion51 N.White 69, S.Newton 59 Rossville 81 , Sheridan 58 S.Bend St. Joseph's 58, S.Bend Adams 57 S.Dearbom 109, Milan 38 S.Knox 58, N.Knox 36 S.Putnam 78, Cloverdale 61 SouthWood63,OakHill61 Sullivan 57, N.Daviess 48 Tippecanoe Valley 49, LaVilla 39 Tri-County 53, N.Newton 48 Tri-West 56, Greenoastle 50 Wastfield 64, New Palestine 63 W.Lafayette 73, Frontier 59 W.Vigo 89, Riverton Parke 64 White River Valley 72, Owen Valley 54 Winamac 124, Culver 76 Transactions Tuesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League CHICAGO CUBS-Agreed to terms with Steve Wilson, pitcher, on a one• year contract Continued From Page B1 he had the ball and was dribbling upcourt with a Culver defender on him. With the game long since decided, no one in the gym would have argued if he would have driven to the basket and tried to draw a foul or convert a three-point play. Instead, Larkin passed off to Mike Tankersley, who was fouled in the act of shooting. Tankersley missed both free throws, but Larkin grabbed the rebound on the second shot. He missed an easy shot underneath, but grabbed his own rebound, was fouled and hit two free throws with 53 seconds left to move within one point of tying Malchow's record. Finally, with 29 seconds to go, Larkin converted an offensive rebound into a basket to break the previous record of 40 points, which was held by Malchow and Bill Torgerson. Miller said he wasn't trying to run up the score by putting Larkin back in the game, but felt he deserved to get the record. "Dave and Brent are both great kids, and they would be the first ones to tell you that their teammates were instrumental in them getting those records," Miller said. But Pugh and Larkin were the ones who were instrumental in getting Winamac off to a fast start, which is what Miller wanted. "We talked about that — we did not want to allow a situation where we came out and struggled and let them stay in the game," Miller said. With Winamac up 63-42 at halftime, the Warriors started going inside more in the second half, and center Jim Moss responded by scoring 11 of his 13 points in the final two quarters. Guard Kole Kroft dropped in nine points in the third quarter to take some of the pressure off Larkin and Pugh. He ended with 15. The Warriors stretched the lead to 41, 92-51, entering the third quarter and led by as many as 52 before settling for .the final margin. Next up for Winamac (13-3) is a game at South Newton Friday. A win would clinch at least a share of the Midwest Conference title for the Warriors. Warrior Words: Winamac literally shot the lights out in the third quarter — the gym's lights went out with 3:58 to go in the period and caused about a seven-minute delay before power was restored . .. Malchow was on hand to watch the game ... He was doing color commentary for WKVI radio. WINAMAC 124, CULVER 76 Culver 2022 925—76 Winamac 34 29 29 32 -124 Culver — Dave Day 31-27, Eric Early 0 2-3 2, Chris Stevens 2 2-6 6, Steve Shrader4 2-311, Jason Peters 6 2-2 20, Tom Kruger 2 0-1 4, MiKe Garland 5 2-212, Tony Reinholt 6 0-012, Jason Sellers 1 0-0 2. Totals: 2913-19 76. Winamac — Brent Larkin 14 8-8 41. Jeff Garbison 0 0-1 0, Jim Moss 4 5-5 13, Dave Pugh 12 6-7 34, Kole Krott 62-415. Ryan Rife 3 0-0 8, Stu Goble 0 2-2 2, Doug Malchow 3 0-0 8, Jason Dilts 0 3-4 3, Mike Tankersley 0 0-2 0, Kevin Russeli 0 0-0 0. Totals: 42 26-33124. Three-point goals — Larkin 5, Peters 4, Pugh 4, Malchow 2, Ryfe 2, Shrader, Kroft. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Culver 24, Winamac 14. Technical — Winamac bench. JV: WINAMAC 66, CULVER 41 Culver — Chris Stevens 4, Jeff Coby 0, Tony Alexander 4, Jason Potthoff 10, Dean Boardman 6, Steve Branson 0, David Lee 4, Josh Crum 13. Winamac — Kevin Russell 8, Bill Bean 4, Mike Tankersley 24, Steve Davis 11, Mike Haselby 0, Jason Dilts 13, Josh Benny 3, Brad Dennis 0. Derrick Perry 1, Scott Larson 0, Scon Randak 1, Jeff Moore 0 Elsewhere In other Loganland action, Tippecanoe Valley beat LaVille 4939, West Lafayette beat Frontier 7359, Tri-County got by North Newton 53-48, North White beat South Newton 69-59 and North Miami blasted Northwestern 83-70. Kmart and ... Cass Plaza in Logansport R N DINO SAFARI FUN SHOW Now Thru February 18th, 1991 A pterodactyl constructed of LEGO building bricks is swooping into your area, along with more, prehistoric creatures! Wonder at their winding tails and finned backs, all in a realistic safari setting. Then build your own amazing LEGO and DUPLO creations in the play area. 'You'll see why LEGO building bricks and DUPLO blocks all stack up for a fun time! Guess the Number of Bricks Contest! WIN ... 1st Prize ... Bicycle! 20% Off all DUPLO and LEGO Brand Products during the FUN SHOW! Free LEGO "Idea Book" with every LEGO or DUPLO purchase. l£GO», the LEGO logo*, DUPLO», and the DUPLO logo* are exclusive trademarks of INTERLEGO AC. C 1990 LEGO Group.

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