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This Year's Group Sounder Than Any November 17,1977 NEWS Page 13 : PHWRLAND - Pear. land's basketball pr£ : " be « Oiler Cage Game Up virtue. "There's not a person "t'liiVy " o s |nn «8 out here who can't go in ibTHdineVog^m 0 'if HA'SR«« J »p. t Wi about to come of age. The authority forthat statement Is bead Be!l. e who JSi a ned J the ; Oiler coaching staff Just over two years ago as its first regular basketball concn. Bell sees this year's Siil™,, 08 /'^ 1 "" 60 - C—" <""='• oi tally sounder" than any bottom of the heon. since he has beej Bell hopes M> stfre vanity work out. Galyeston-Ball and JS mMar i q S eJ are the teams picked to chal- ^T.t"*Ai* .championship with Alvln. Dulles and Texas City expected to tall In the middle and Pearland and Angleton about even at the Two years ago the •Oilers were 0-26 for the • season, tost year they :were 4-26. •This year Bell expects bis team to Improve .considerably on those '.records as ho fields a team composed almost •equally of seniors and ijunlors. ; While Pearland can't •claim a lot of size, Bell :sees depth as a Pearland . surprise someone along the line somewhere and maybe S' 1* , u P t somewhat higher In the standings. He points out, however, that some of the contending schools have full time basketball coaches and some of these have asslstnts when football season ends. Bell, on the other hand, works with the Oiler football program. overlaps the two for a full time on basketball when football is over. He has no assistant. Size and quickness also are things to fontend with on other 24AAAA teams. "You're looking at people 6'6" and 6'8 T> on some of those teams," Bell points out. Doug Chcatham and Craig Collins, both 6'3", are the tallest men on the Oiler varsity. Six players are under six feet. Eleven players have been tapped for this year's varsity squad, but Bell says he hasn't decided on starters yet Playing varsity ball for the Oilers this year will be: Doug Cheatham, senior. 8'3". postman, one year varsity experience. Brent Collins, senior, 6'1". forward, two years varsity experience. Jeff Lampc, senior, 6', postman, played on the JV last year. Chuck Ix>bb. senior, 5 10", forward, two years mrsity. Matt Wright, senior, o 10 , guard, one year varsity. Mike Wright, senior. Ricky Beaubouef. Ju- w. 6 f l». postman Jv year. Jr. 181 ? CoUtas. Junior, 63 . forward, JV experience. * Brian Bratton, Junior, MT, guard. JV expert « SU . guard. JV last Al Raska. Junior. 5JU". guard, JV last «.,*,'.. Rasl «a. junior. 311", guard, JV last year. The Oilers open their season tonight at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas and wen come home to meet - ttoble here Friday PEARLAND - Sophomore football teams from both the Roustabouts and Texans go Into post-season play Saturday after winning league championships. The Texans travel to Sugarland to meet the Rosenberg-Richmond Hornets In a bowl game at Kemplcr Stadium. Game time Is 10-30 a.m. FURNTTU GLASSWARE, DOLL FURNITURE. BRASS. GIFTS. i/yy-v VISIT US AT THE BOARDWALK 1302 S. FRIENDSWOOD DR. Designers & Planners Custom Builders F ONSTRUCTION NCEPTS IPANY MATT REALT 482-3355 By Appointment 482-3381 FRIENDSWOOD /RAVEL Inc. Let Us Help Vou With Your Travel Arrangements-At No Extra Charge PLD Youth Football Teams Set For Post-Season Play The Roustabouts will be hosting Texas Youth Football Championship games at Pcarland's high school stadium starting at 9:30 a.m. The sophomore Roustabouts play the Alvln Packers at 11 a.m. Winner of this contest will meet a championship team from the Conroe-Sprlng Branch area In a super bowl game. Other games scheduled here Saturday In the Youth Football championship are the freshmen Packers and Twin City Hams at 9:30 a.m.; the Junior Rams and the Hitchcock Red Raiders at 12:30 p.m.; and the senior Southeast Wildcats and the La Marque Tigers at 2 p.m. MEMBERS OF the Pearland tennis rackets to practice shooting Oiler vanity basketball team use baskets against height. Gymnasts Qualify Three For State Work Off Your Turkey Tennis Meet Set FR1ENDSWOOD - A "Work Off Your Turkey" tennis tournament will be held for members and guests at the Friendswood Racquet dub. Nov. 2S-26-27/ The tournament for doubles, will be A. B and Cfllghted.lt will be a fun tournament with prizes for the winners. The Racquet Club will also have a backgammon tournament, a new feature at the club. The tournament, beginning at 10 a.m. dally, will also Include two •exhibition games by tennis pros and lectures by the Racquet Club head pro, Lee Merry on double strategy. For further details, contact the Friendswood Racquet Club's pro shop. The public Is invited to see the tournaments and exhibitions. Oilers To Seek District Tide fRlENDSWOOD -The lexas Wlndevlls qualified three of Its members for an upcoming state meet at a qualifying meet in Klngsville, Tex. this past weekend. The Texas Wlndevlls, competitive team tor Gymnasts of Friendswood, were participating In a Class m and n meet- Qualifiers tor the state meet were Mlndy Frltsch, Julie Ripple and Diana Gould. Frltsch, in the 9-11 year old age group, won fifth place on balance beam, fifth place on uneven bars, fifth on floor exercise and fifth place In all-around. Ripple won a third place medal In floor exercise and a sixth place In vaulting. In the 12-14 year olds, Diana Gould won fifth In beam, sixth on floor exercise, fifth In vault- Ing and fourth place In all-around. Other class HI members who z Id not qualify for State, but were award winners were Jackie Melcher with a fifth place on uneven bars and Kelly Stlne with a sixth place In vault. In Class II competition. Prissy Osbon, age 9-11 year olds, was a first place medalist In beam, bars, floor exercise, second place medal In vault end first place gold medallion In all- around. In the 12-14 competition, Julie Schwendeman won a first place medal In ban, a first place medal In floor exercise, a third place medal on the beam, a third place medal In vault, and a first place gold medallion In all- around. Diane Benson won fourth place In balance beam, second place medal on uneven bars, fourth place In floor exercise, fifth place vault and a third place medal In all-around. Tammy Dudley, Diane Benson and Julie Schwendeman won the doss II, 12-14 year old division. The team trophy for the highest number of points scored won by the trio was presented to their coach. Larry Dussack. Fifteen members of the gymnastic team attended the United States Gymnastics Federation Sanctioned meet. Roustabouts Host ChampionshipGames PEARLAND - The Pearland Roustabouts are hosting the Texas Youth Football Championship games and drill competition Nov. 19 at the High School Stadium. The games will start at 9:30 a.m. and the drill competition begins at 7:30 p.m. PEARLAND - The Oiler girls basketball team, co-winners In their district last year, will be challenging hard again this year says bead coach Marge Rochelle. This time the Oilers will find more competition In district with six teams vying for the title. Last year the Oilers, Angleton and Allef- Hastings were literally In a class by themselves as the only schools In their district offering girls basketball at the varsity level. This year those three teams will be Joined by Alvln, Dulles and Allef- Elslck. Coach Rochelle says Angleton's "winning tradition and solid program," make them again the team to beat In district play. Dulles and Alvln can't be taken lightly either, she adds, as both schools have some "fine athletes." Allef-Hostlngs can't be discounted either as one of their forwards Is a towering 6'3" tall. But, Rochelle says, she has a "fine bunch" of ball players, "completely dedicated" to the game, and she looks for her team to be In the thick of things when district play opens In January. This year's vanity Is composed of four seniors, six Juniors, two sophomores. year's varsity squad are Judl bell, Brenda Cockrell, Barbara King and Jamie Nichols at guard end Linda Gibson, Sabrina Schleld and Donna Thompson at forward. Bell, Gibson, King and Nichols are seniors; Cockrell and Thompson are Juniors; Schleld Is a sophomore. Up from last year's JV squad at forward are Lisa Buerkle and Donna Dyer. Moving up at guard are Taryn Flory, and Deborah Sterling. All are Juniors. Also moving up from last year's JV team Is sophomore guard Barbara Petrash. The Oiler girls opened play against Friendswood Tuesday and host their own tournament Friday and Saturday. Monday they meet Jersey Village there. BUY IT NOW! Goteman makes your payments til spring. Thoro'll novor bo a bettor tlmo to buy a Coloman fold-down campor. Bocauu riant now Coloman will mako your payment* 'HI Sprinal During thlt nodal offtr, tho oarllott buyort an rocoMng chock* for up to $133. 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