The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1931 · Page 6
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<AI:K.I nmuiKu' BRUSHING UP SPORTS By La ufcr Eight . Girls' Teams and •>:>- 9 Boys' Quinlels in Meet ,'" At Osceok Next Week. , .. Pairings for the Mlss's-.lppij . county tourncnr.-?nt for ^r.k'i 1 K'.-h. •Vys' and girlf.' bafkclb.iil l'.-nnv,j have been released follov.in:; Mi? drawings here. The tcurittimiM • will be held at Oiceola Feb. 27th i • and 28th. I '...-The Blylhcville Chickasaws will . meet Uv f.e.iclu-llle Terrors l:tj .•their first contest In the elimin!-| ' .lion. The Leachvi. v i' ngg'.-egaticn i .'•"and .the Wilson Bulldogs rut? ay '. : favorites to chili In the boys' Cm; als Saturday night. . The 131ylheville elrls will pbv .> the, Whltton. Blrls in their- first Vcohtost Friday alternoon at 6 o'clock. . . Teams have been entered in ih:- toys' touniamcnl by the follow: Ing sclrols: LiiNOin, Osi'iMjii, .Shawn?c, Kflser, Whitton. Armnr- ol. Wilson, Ii!ythcvil!e and Lcuch- vllle. In the girls' tourney thes 1 : schools have entered teams: Luxora, Kslser, Wfntton. Blyil»rillt, ' Shawnee, CXceoln, Wilson. L?:ieh- i.ville. The schedule for the Imnnc- 'ment follows: '';." Friday, Tcb. 27 • ."3 p in. Boys No. 1 Luxorn vs. • Osceola. 4 p. m. CllrLs No. 1 I.uxorn v.s. 'Reiser. 5 p. m. Girls No. 2 Whltton vs. Blytheville. '..7"p- m. Boys No. 2 Shawnee vs. ' JKelser. j 8 p. ra. Girls No. 3 Shawnee vs. Osceola. •\ 9 p in. Boys No. 3 Whltton vc. Armorel. i.. Saturday, Feb. 28 • i" 9 a. in. Boys No. 4 Wilson vs. ..Winner No. 1. •-'10 a. ra. Girls No. I Wilson vs. L:achvil!e. . -., 11 a. ni. Boys No. 5 Mythcvlltc vs Leachvllle. - 1 p. m. Girls No. 5 Winners No. 1 and No. 2. '••r-l p. m. Boys No. 6 Winners No. 2' and No: 4. 3 p. m. Girls No. C Winners No. 3. and No. 4. 4 p. m. Boys No: 7 Winners No. 3 and No- 4. 7:30 p. m. Girls' Championship— .-Winners No.'. 5 and No. C. •;• 8:30 p. m. Boys' Championslilp— ' ^Winners No. 6 and No. 7. Probl em THE MOST talked of boner in fanseball was Fred Merkle's failure ASEBALL'S to touch second in the .last scheduled gamo of 1908. It foiced a — playoff ami cost tho Giants a pennant. Merklo was on iirst and Bridwell on third when Harry McCormick hit safely to center. Briciwell crossed the plate and Merkle, thinking the game won, cut sharply and raced to the clubhouse without touching second, it is generally accepted that Johnny Evers was first to notice Merldo's boner as he made the putout that saved the day for the Cubs. But credit imist go to "Circui Solly" Hoffman, center fielder, who retrieved the ball in a milling crowd pf fillip ant! threw to Evers. If Hoffman hadn't been on his toes that day, the ball would have nestled ii> tho Qock*t of e souvenir-hunting bleacherito. IGGEST 30NERS Dartmouth' Grid Leaders Officials to Select Star • League Team . , With the .ultimate purport ofj staging an invitation tcuniament j at/the Armory here for itidsp3nc'«?nH towns,teams of BouDiceft MI'saur! and. Ncrth'jast Arkansas 1 a squad. -c6inpcsDd of tan or twelve players 1 in the'City Cage leanie, is to b named at the close of HID firL half of the City race r-:xl Thurs day. The squad of cutslandinj p'.ay-! ers will be selected by Crawford; Greene, superintendent of Blytlic-j ville schools, Thomas Ivy, prinii-' pal of Yarbro schools and Graham Sudbury, sports writer of ihn Courier He^s. Greene and Ivy have served as officials 'I many 01 the league games and Sudtiiiry ha: acted as scorer and s'-atis'.iclan lo: j the league. . j Managers of the eight learns in| Ihe City Cage loop will select ni coach for the star as-jrcga'.ion to: be named by the otiicials. Thr : Sehcted msnvir xtll drill his squid' to represent Elythevilie In on In-' Yitation tcurr.;>• here. •The tourney is planned in an ef- fcrt to raise funds for the bleachers which have been placed In tb: Armcry. Independent \vx\\ teams Irom so-jtheast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas will be invited lo participate. It Is 'anticipate:! that eight teams will enter the meet which will he staged In anou! |' ccnc typical of the two weeks. Monelte Cagci-s Win Two Games • At Armory .Hero Ths Monet to high school cagers won a douuleheader from th: Bly- thcvillc hlsli school teams at the Armory here yesterday nficrnoon. The Monetts boys triuinphed . over tho Blythevllle Chickasaws I 20 to 19 with convincing superiority. Tlie Hutisoinnen couV.I tio' | muster a consistent oflfenfc ii'jai::;: j ttie Crr.ghcad county boys. | The ISlylhcvllle girls \vcre decisively beaten, 'J8 to 10. The v;st- tors 1«1 all tha way. HOME THEATRE Sunday and Monday itching and Infield De- ('H'-'c -Tougliesl Prob- !'''iis for "Rookie" Joe. i:v joi: r M.iiMWr, New York Yankees I' i 1 . hard ;o sit down and lie-, ':•!;• it;!)' off tho b..l, Just exact-' -. v.ivl I r-:;.v.:t ti iiccr:ny!lsh' ..,lh tl •? yanl:c?s thus season. < I)!:'. I i!i» think the Y.mkecs arc' • '.MIL ic b' in t'.ie fight at till! Li::ifN, and ihis year's race in Die I Aimn-lcan Leagi'io I expccl to he 1 the closest sten in several year:;, j Five liT.ms are p:^Uy sure to be of [ :i lii:!i i-r'-i-i-'-Plilladclplila. Wash- iv:tri!. r.Y\v York. IMrolt and CJ'v»l;iivl. Thnn tro. Chicago ••I":.,in I)..' much better than last f !i->.V3 113 Illusions about the ';•::!: ulrc-ad '.'f me \vlili the Yank- I'.'i. Tin.' pitching staff showed' ••:tii.< t'f iTu:ub!in? during tlu lat- i-'-r days uf Miller lluBSins. Last vr-nr the Yunkees made enough hits to win a pennant in the majors, but chev didn't get clrro to the (In;;. Tiie fault was partly with ir plti'hrrs- 'fho defense needs attenlion. Tiie •.-i pitchers in the world can be it'c lo look foolish when the infielders and outfielders arc not i :ing as a machine. Tn team iichtng last season tiie Yankees v 're .seventh, which hesp?aks tho ;d of anolher first cbss pitcher i two. But, the defense, by er- lurs of emission as well as com- MilEslon, must come in for careful raamlnntion Iwfcre Hie pitcher:; nn: ;ill condemneri. The Yankees were pcj bitter limn sixth in club fielding during 19:)G. A team almost has lo have a fast cniiiblnation working around sec- nnd baro. If you look over the tin"U loams of the past, you will find, almest invariably, that the •!il c!ouu!i'-[>lay loy.s were on the ;nb. T am glr.il we will have little .foe Sewoll. fcrmerly nf Cleveland Ihvinj Joe arcimd. there Is n lltle more leeway in -working on the Inlaid lineup. Joey may win plnr? as a regular if any of the 'ouiis Mhws miss fire, and with S-wcll. Gchrig. Lazzeri, Lary, Chapman anil Reese, all of them I'lth Iho big leagu? experience, and Bill Werber from Albany, to wovk with, an efMcienl infield combination should be fnrthconilng. We have a number of young ;nen th.at T am anxiniis to s»?c when we jst ralng this spring. There k Myrll Hoag. the outfielder from Sacramento; Fred Walker, the out- filder from Jersey City, who is a EMI of Dixie Walker, by the way, Catchers Karlon and Padden, and Pitchers Jim Weaver, from Baltim< re; Lefty Weincrt, from Louls- vil'--?: Frank Barnes from Toronto; Vernon Gouv.'Z from Si. Paul; Gordon Rhodes from Hollywood, and others. A lot- of problems will have to be icttlcil at St. Pe;ersmng, where Joe D. Halbacli. biilliaut youm nolfer of the Blytheville Counlry club, has forsaken the ranks of the amateurs and accepted a p'osl- I lion as professional with ill? coun- j try club,, pvcrett Ii. Gee, head, of : ths Iccal' cliib. revealed today, i Halbacli succeeils Joliimic Pepp, Idiinnntivc St. Louis pro. who recently returned'" to his home art-rr having been atlaehed 'to Hie Blytheville club since July. 1923. ' The new pro has lived line only two years-but is well known ti> I golfers of Blylhcvlllc, Memphis anil j Helena and. oilier cities when- Bly- I thevillc golfers have participated : in inter-club tournaments, llal- ; bach has been employed by the I Chicago Milt and Lumber' coipo- I ration 'since he has lived here and v ill retain his position with llit'.t firm. His activities as pro will not interfere with his other business and he wilt give lessons -by ap- ! 'polntment. Startnf As CaclJy ' Young Halbaeh, vvho Is only 23 years old. ts a brother of Ed Halbach, well known Memphis pro- i fesslonal who joined the pro legions last year, to accept a post at Overtoil, municipal course in Memphis.. The. new Blytheville pro learned' his golf on the rugged links In and around Memphis. Me ; began acquiring his knowledge of i the gaine -when he served as caddy at Overton park and "grew un" with tha game, in company with, ills brother, Jack Wen?lcr, Nelson Olddens and other well known 1 Memphis golfers. Halbaeh won a number of amateur and fraternity The tronhl< ' s ln Msmplils. The new ' pro was • rated No. 1 : on the ranking lists of country I am an road quintet has improved rapidlv i club P la >' el ? her f > nd , Participated :ie myself.!and Manager ,Carlock.expects to'U» a " umbcr of match - s ' pa!red , Young Star Forsakes Amateur ' Golf to Accept Count IT Club Position. every rookie wil have all the struggle several weeks ago. chance in the world ti mate good. | game was hard fought all the way. Tills ought to.be. a pretty good I Since that time, the local raih year for (ho rookies, as American League rookie ...,-v.., :ll , lu mmmjscr ^anutu ciuct-i-s iu •,-••-• , „ , md stand willing to be convinced, lhave his full-^strength ready tor w'th Pepp, as representatives of Urtinn tnniDht ''• •'•• : ~ •. • Sic local club. He shared the course record here at 33 and later 32 strokes, nve b?low par. with Pepp Give me a month or two with i action tonight. (he Yankees and I think I will] ' -" knov: what it's all about, however.: t was n stranger lo tto National League «hcn I lock charge of the Cubs. Baseball is pretty much the samo in all leagues. Two former big league managers—Art Fletcher and Jimmy Burke, offer about J^p. besS assistance a man could ask. Race Track Custodian until the latter scored a 31 late w •! L u J T- ' ' ast summer. tails to Heed lips, Be-nev,ed interest ;n the local club Is reported by Mr. Gee with NEW ORLEANS, La.. (UP)—The the appointment of the new pro. Local Frisco Quintet Plays RITZ THEATER Sunday and Monday Cooler High Gi?is . Trim Alumni Cagers COpTEH, Mo., Feb. 20-Coo'.u aiumnl all-star girls bifkstbsl. team lost Its first and only earr.r of the reason to the local h!;b school team by the narrow ir.tr-! gin of i8 to 16. ...Tiie alumni team is composed o! all-starE, all of whom are forrr.ei graduates of Cooler high school. The team has met several of the fastest and strongest teams in this and - adjoining counties, but received its only defeat at the hanrts of the .-local high school girls. The lineup; Myrlc (Sis) Michle, forward; Ovelta Younj, forward;. Zelma Webb, forward: Mary Chambers, guard; Kate Baker guard; Thelma McAdams. center: Velma Jane Travi*, center. . In an all-star team picked b; the coaches and-referees at thi . second annual invitational girl , basketball tournament held a PorUgevllle, three numbers of th Cooler high Khool team were in ' eluded; they arc: I. Michie, for ' v;ard; E. Diggar.t, guard; R. Fowl .' er.'ccnter: The local, who won th ch*mplohihlp last yesr. won onl i Ihlrd place llils year. outstanding athletes are pictured lure In a rollceiaie Hanover school. O:i the left Is Kal Andrea. whr> played center and captained the Dartmouth eleven that lost only one football game last fall. On the right is Stanley Yi:d:cky, who v.as an end on the same team and who will captain • he lisdUr.s on the gridiron in the fall of 1031. •IUMI-Courier Net's W.itit'Ad<i, | Braggadocio Teams Win | Two Games from Cooler I BRAGGADOCIO. Mo.—Hie Iccal 1 '-ig'i school bask:tball teams scor- i two victories over Cooler high., The Braggadocio sirls gained HOT SPRINGS. Ark.-— LeRoyj 15 lo ll victory over the Cooler Do:«an. Blvthevllle bantam". con'-! ? i' h ' ™W& oy the absence ol :r.t:ed his' winning streak bvi M b . ut ° llc member o! the senior knocking out Little Tuck of St. j r .,1 l "; d - Brspgadoclo h B y s beat the Leu* in H« third nmnd here list! 0 ? 1 '" _ fc S." 1°. "' Win Over Tuck night. Tuck made his best fight n the opening round bat in the i recond wilted under a tcrlffic body. ntlack. Tuck was knocked coldj with a left hook ;o the chin in. tee iMriJ. Dmigan left the ring without a mark. , Th? B!ythcvill<! ban!91:1 rcrcntlv 1 defeated Urls Flov.ors' of Little Rock I'.cre. Doujan weighed in at 123 pounds last night while Tuck weighed 120. Last night's games were the las.. county league contests of the sea-i son for Cooler. the coaches man who probably gets more tips — assistance a tnan an V individual ac :the ilocal • ye t i ne smiles, ne has never seen a { race-tracks is.-the cne man who ic-horse dead heat. .A docs not bet on tho hcorses - | virtually Lurn on Uie rare-track. ' » custodian "> of the: the blue-eyed Irishman hopes to the City the Frisco The Frisco, .quinlel .of Cage league will play I learn of Chafee, Mo., at Ihe Armory tonight. The Chnfce team defeated Ihe oni aggregation in nn . overtime Terry Parley, ._._ Jcckey quarters at Jefferson Park 1 spend all his days in its environs. U ' t and at Pair Groiinds.-hcars all the He loves the rnclng. nnd tiie cl;>- nuupbierS: information about the "sum thing", mor-ol the: striving, thoroughbreds this cr that jockey Is'rldlng..' j in the home stretch. And he likes But Terry was a ;ockey himself' and takes care of "his boys," as once, and says that 10 out of 12 he affectionately calls them. icckeyu riding a race believe their i mounts are certain winners. As Head Courier News Want Aa». JCttflJl'. I SOJtNCK. j is^- YANKEE PLAYER A FATIIFR DURHAM, N. C., (UP)—There .. another newcomer in Duke Uni-| vc-rsllv athletic circles, in addition! t- Cr.acb Wallace Wade. Mr. and: Mrs. William Weiber. Berwyn.! . . h.ive announced the birth of Bill \r ' ' ] • iVcrbor. Jr. Bill. Sr., property of! An-'isT) / I :'a? 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