Independent from Long Beach, California on March 10, 1966 · Page 39
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P«g« C-2-- INDEPENDENT ··**· ««"*., nun., Mir. n, itu HANK HOIXINGWORTH Sporlt EJifc-r Please, Let the Girls Run Questions and answers: "Since coming to Long Beach three years ago, I have been an ardent reader of your column. Although I disagree with many of your views, I admire the manner in which they are presented, the full explanations and appreciate the research entailed in many instances. "Now--could you present your views on women's track and field?" Note: 1 won't be nasty and use my pat statement-that women should stay in the kitchen, change the kids' diapers and stay OFF the athletic field. The writer, G. E. Gilmore, 4604 Warwood Rd., has a serious request. "My daughter is a member of the Long Beach Comets. "Members totaling 28 from 10 to 21 years of age participate in numerous invitational track meets and have made creditable showings. Practice sessions are held at Long Beach State and at this writing this privilege is being seriously questioned. "Such an organization, presenting to the women of our city this opportunity to practice and compete with the ultimate goal the Olympics, is surely a program worthy of note. I would greatly appreciate your consideration along this line." * * * THE COMETS are a credit to Long Beach. Martha Watson competed in the Olympic Games and received a scholarship to Tennessee State, which, in the words of our track expert, John Dixon, "is the USC of women's track, the producer of innumerable Olympians, including Wilma Rudolph, the greatest of them all." The Comets' Sonia Guss also received a scholarship : to Tennessee State. ' . Comet coach Ron Allice is a former Long Beach · Poly and Long Beach State runner. Under Allice's tutelage, : the girls can't be doing much damage to the Long Beach \._ State track. Comments expert Dixon: "I can't imagine anyone from Long Beach State endeavoring to throw out the girls. They're simply seeking a place to run in order to improve themselves physically, with the side benefits of mental, moral and social simply asking for little." * * * FOLLOWING A RECENT COLUMN about quick heavyweight TITLE fight knockouts, we've received numerous letters (all expected) about KO's we never heard about. We'll take one from the pile, because we always like to please the sheriff's dept. This is from Sgt. I R. Carpenter: ':- "Look in the book--Joe Louis vs. Eddie Sims, Cleveland. It wasia 19 second first round KO. When Sims got up the ref asked him how he was and the answer was, K r 'Let's take a walk down to the drug store and buy an K-apple.' This shows how goofy Louis knocked him as any idiot in Cleveland knew you couldn't buy apples in the drug store." Sarge,- our record books include knockout times only for CHAMPIONSHIP fights . . . which was the theme of the column. Louis did kayo Sims in one round on Dec. 14, 1936, in the apple town of Cleveland, but Joe didn't become heavyweight champion until June 22, 1937. The . finest record books available don't record knockout times of anything but CHAMPIONSHIP bouts. You could be right, but I'm just doing what Al Smith said, "Go by the record." And, please, if you're working the Lakewood area don't give me a ticket. '""'-A- * * MASH NOTES: "I do not approve of your comment that college hase- ' ball attracts less people 'than a sidewalk revival band'. I am a great r.ports fan and also a Christian and I don't believe that your comment was in good taste." (signed) Roy W. Butt, I2I20 Phillips, Compton. (Nothing, Air. Butt, Vvas meant in had taste. Simply the truth.) "There are some kids that were planning to watch the Cubs' practice after school was out. I think instead from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. it should be from 12:30 to 4:30 so us kids could watch the last part of practice. Since kids have to go to school, only retired people and little children can watch. This is why I wrote this letter (signed) Brian -Howard Barlow, 380 Winslow. (But, Brian, what do you do with the baseball player, during the entire morning?) "Do you honestly believe that the citizenry of the Sun City of the Southland would ever support a bond issue for a new stadium or expansion of the present one' A new stadium might have a chance, however, providec that you agree to put shuffleboard courts 9pwn thi middle of the field and horseshoe courts in the end zones.' (signed) Richard Howard, 621 S. Pannes, Compton. (This may be the answer . . . except that the shuffle board courts would replace (lie rooting sections.) "Because the Illinois Athletic Commission, also at torney general disqualified Clay fight principally 01 grounds that Clay did not know meaning of word 'Pa triotic' your sports editor Assn. should investigate his 1 ' owners for state school system and disqualify same, (signed) C. A. Rowe, P.O. Box 2445. (1 agree with you, C. A., even though F don't have th slightest idea what you're talking about.) Hull, Hawks Blanked Again; Bruins Win Complied frem Wire Riparts Chicago's Bobby Hull was ins, behind the standout net- halted for the third straight time in his effort to break hockey's 50-goal barrier as the New York Rangers edged the Black Hawks, 1-0, on Earl NHL Standings Chicatw Toronto Dtlrcl! r . . . 33 ..... 3! Boston 3, Montreal T, Toronto 1, OetrcH 0. New York I. Ch'c^oa 0. minding of rookie Bernie Parent, upset the front-running Montreal Canadiens, 3-1. A first-period, power-play goal by Frank Mahovlich and Bruce Gamble's third shutout in five games t h i s season carried the Toronto Maple Leafs victory over the slumping Detroit Red Wings. The 27-year-old netminder "jwho did not play professional hockey last season, has also recorded shutouts over Mon- Prep Event Boasts Top CEP Teams By JIM McCORMACK Ail four of the big school F semifinalists, which will mpete in the Long Beach ena Friday and Saturday, rushed the season ranked in e ClF's top five. Poly, two-time defending F champ, finished No. 1, irrance No. 2, Sierra No. 3 d Crescenta Valley No. 5. escenta V a l l e y defeated urth-ranked Santa Barbara the second round. A sellout for the two-day ogram, being held for the urth year in the Long each Arena, is virtually as- red. Reserved seats at $2.50 id $2 are still available at e competing schools, the F office in A r t e s i a and enny's Sporting Goods, 635 no in Long Beach. The sup- y, however is limited. General admission tickets, iced at $1.50, will be on le all day Friday and Sat- rday at the A r e n a. Only 000 are available. Two games are scheduler riday night with Torrance eeting Sierra at 7:30 and oly facing Crescenta Valley the nightcap at 9. SATURDAY, *four games ·e scheduled with the losers ' Friday's contests meeting 1:30, followed by Lutheran id Bellarmine-Jefferson bat ing for the "A" champion hip. Santa Maria a n d An lope Valley begin the eve ng program at 7:30, con nding for the "AA" title illowed at 9 by the "AAA 1 hampionship, pitting i' r i ay's winners. All four of thhe AAA final ts are league champions nd three were undefeated in ague play. Poly was 10-1 the Moore League, Tor ance was 14-0 in winning thi ?y League and Sierra wa 4-0 in the Suburban League rescenta Valley was 13-1 ir e Foothill League. Poly, which is averaging a ecord 98.3 points per gam 1 the playoffs, has beaten vo of the semifinalists, Tor ance and its F r i d a y foe rescenta Valley. The Rab its handed Torrance its Ion oss of the year, 67-63, in th emifinals of the Compto 'ournament. Poly beat Crescenta Valle 8-67, in the finals of th Dominguez Classic. Crescenta Valley is th mly team among the top fou vith more than one loss, as three. Sierra (26-1) has 9 - game w i n n i n g strea ;oing, Poly has one of 18 an 'orrance has won 14 in :ession since its loss to Poly. * * * * SIERRA, which has l o s t only to California, has met only one common opponent, 3 acific. T h e Spartans de- 'eated Pacific, 70-59, in the 'inals of the Huntington 3 e a c h Tournament. Sierra, lowever, showed a great deal of poise Tuesday in sinking 30 of 37 free throws to beat Millikan, who had the edge, 27-24, in field goals. Five of the CIF's finest shooters will perform in the big school games Friday anc Saturday. P o l y is led by Chuck Moore and T r e n t Gaines, both first team alf- CIF as juniors and averaging 20-plus points per game this season. Torrance has several fine shooters, but the No. 1 scorei Bart Johnson. A gracefu 6-foot-5 junior, Johnson has averaged nearly 25 points pe game this fall for the Tartars Although only a j u n i o r he is easily one of the best 10 per 'ormers in GIF. Sierra relies on center Joe Perisho for a great deal of it offense. Perisho, a 6-6 left Wilt's Going to Old FoufStyle --AF Wirtptido BLADES TURNED BACK Rookie Bobby Schmautz of Blades has shot blocked by Victoria goalie Al Millar in recent game. Teams meet again at L.A. Sports Arena tonight. FACE CELLAR STRUGGLE Rusty Blades Play Victoria at Sports Arena Tonight C«»lted From Wire Rwirtl Wilt Chamberlain is going back to his former one- hand style of free throw shooting, figuring he can't d o much w o r s e t h a n one-for-)3. That's his figures last Tuesday night. Philadelphia coach Dolph Schayes, one of the top foul shooters during his playing days, figures he could have Wilt hitting 60% by shooting two-handed but Wilt wants no more of it. THE RUSSIAN national hockey team has askeq^.the governing body of 'w^rld amateur hockey (international Ice Hockey Federation) for permission^ to play an exhibition ^'series against the pro Montreal Canadiens of the National League. RUBIN CARTER'S decision over middleweight Wilbur (Skeeter) McClure has been changed to a draw after a recheck on the cards. Referee John Ousky had the fight 45-45 instead of 45-44 in favor of Carter as previously announced. WHL Standings Portland Vklorla Vancouver Sealtle _.__. By RICH ROBERTS The Blades should show tonight if home cooking is all it's cracked up to be when they meet the Victoria Maple Leafs in the L.A. Sports Arena at 8. They've had a whole week off from the Western Hockey League war, and coach Lynn Patrick is wary of the results. "I don't like it," he says. "It's too easy to get fat and lazy just sitting around." In case the Blades didn't Ch 5 (Color), 8 p.m. notice while "just sitting _^__i___ Now it seems the Blades' objective is turning to a basement battle with the Seals and away from over- Victoria si Bis*!. * * * started c a s h i n g in its games-in-hand and pushed them back into the cellar with wins over Baltimore and Portland. around," San F r a n c i s c o FANFARE Ingarfield's third-period goal Wednesday night. It was the third straight shutout for Hull and the Hawks since the Golden Jet reached the 50-goal mark for the second time in his career a week ago. Hull spent 28 minutes on the ice trying to break the record against the Rangers but managed only two shots at New York goalie Cesare Maniago, who recorded his second shutout. The last-place Boston Bni- treal and Chicago. [lander, works well on th boards and adds a lofting sho from the outside. He has av eraged 28 points per gam this fall. Gordon Tope, the smalles member of the sharpshootin five, is likened to Gail Goot rich. He stands 5-11, weigh 145 pounds, but still average just over 20 points per gam plus nearly 10 assists, whil leading the Crescenta Vallc attack. He scored 22 points in the loss to Poly. BOY/ DIP VOO SEE _. THAT FAKE?/ 50 Teams, 30 Courts for Muny Tourney Thirty gyms in southern California will bubble with activity for two weekends starting Saturday for the 17th annual Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation basketball championships. More than 50 teams are involved in the Major, A and B envisions. Major finals will be played at Citrus Junior College in Glendora Saturday, March 19. taking Seattle for a playoff berth. Victoria, beaten three in a row by the Blades now, has its own problems. The Maple L e a f s have back stars Milan Marcetta and F r e d H u c u l from their goodwill mission to Tulsa, but it's doubtful that the club can recover the league lead from Portland. For one thing, veteran goalie Al Millar has been shunted aside in favor of 21-year-old r o o k i e Gary Holland after a run-in with the front office. Reportedly, M i l l a r , resenting the blame for the Leafs' recent slump, responded heatedly to general manager Buck Houle and hasn't played since. Also, L.A. is the launching pad for Victoria's tour of the American H o c k e y League, which figures to cost even more ground in the race. * * * * BLUE LINES: Holland has a 3.57 average In 6 games, pfaylng Ms flrsf pro season ... The Blades' goalie will be Jack Norrls, who Is 5 J3 ... Plaver cf me week in file league Is.San Francisco center Mlthel Harvey, who scored eight ' four games . . WJtL leaders opening the week were: points--BUlv McNeill, Vancouver, $2; goals-- Cllll Schmaulz, Portland, 35; assists--Guylo Fleldir, Seattle, 60; penalties -- Howie Young, Blades, 158 minutes -- and he's ' 25 gamail He'll return tcri'gfil 49ers Claim 7-6 Triumph on Pinch Hit Pinch hitter Roy Straight drove in' a run in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday to give Long Beach State College a 7-6 victory over UC Riverside at Blair Field. The 49ers now take their 10-4 mark on a three-game road trip to the University of Arizona, beginning today. · - ' DON DRYSDALE said he is watching his weight and keeping in shape by pitching hay and groorning horses at his Hidden Hills ranch. * * * * . : ' ? . THE BALTIMORE Bullets signed Wayne Hightower for the third time this season because of injuries and sickness on tha club. Hightower will join the club in New York Friday for a game against the Knickerbockers. * * * * LIGHT HEAVYWEIpHT champ Jose Torres will be called upon to sign for a title defense against Wayne Thornton within 15 days when the World Boxing Assn.'s executive committee meets in New Orleans this weekend. kiVeriVkijf 5 9 1 0 \vhl[rneV,2b ·ncHuah.c i 1 2 t Treece,/b Sarrlngtn.lb 5 0 2 1 Gama.H Mavne.2b 5 0 1 0 Brvson.tf LewlnsteinJb 5 1 1 1 Keel.rf Fox.rf 4 0 2 0 Gugtfan»,3b Sldle.SS 4 2 4 1 Hayes.lb OeLang.D 5 0 0 OSanserson,ss Wrille,ss Lcwelllng.c Smlth.p Zar.p Straight.ph 3 1 1 1!?? X 0 I 1 i S o t 2 0 1 0 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 r O 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 a 111 i',' V Y h l T e 2 , LevHnsleU B^Bar7ln"glQn, S'tfle. Sac--Whltmer " ' WhWr. DP- LBSC (Wil'i Riverside (Lewlnlleln- SB-- Keel, Whltmer. WhHm=r-HaveO. R Barrlngton-Mavne). Pitching eUna imllh . Z.E IP R H ER BB SO 3 5 7 " .3 4 ( College Baseball LA State 9, UCLA i City Basketball GAMES TONIGHT At Wilun--7:30 Holiday Harbor vi. 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