The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 9, 1967
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fourth Wm ickasaws By Frank Ellis j Courier News Sports Editor A ; man with a large appetite or a very large family? Had you happened into Coach Dwight Williams' office at Blytheville High School last night and heard the stranger speaking on the telephone, you might possibly have gotten either of the above two reactions. "Could you have 25 cold drinks and-25 hamburgers ready to go in 15 minutes?" he was asking the-party on the other end, a waitress at a local drive-in restaurant. No, he had neither a voracious appetite nor a voluminous family. The man in question was Gene Hooks, head coach of Little Rock Hall High School. He had just seen his Warriors routed by the Blytheville High Chickasaws, 62-41. Now he was performing another of the tasks which fall to most Arkansas scholastic mentors, seeing that his players were fed following an athletic contest. "It's a rough way to make a living," he said as he waited for a reply about the burgers. "We weren't ready to play yet. We will be after a few more games," he added by way of' explanation for the decisive defeat. "I had only had one boy out there who really has played any varsity ball before—that red- haired one (Jimmy Nosari) and he didn't look like it tonight, either. "Another boy, (Tommy) Spill yards, has played only three minutes prior to tonight, so we are not up to par as yet. "My best boy has been ill with encephalitis and even though he has been working out with us, the doctors won't let him play yet." Hooks was referring to Jimmy Thompson, a 6-3 standout on last year's Warrior five. * * * -While offering some facts which partly explained his team's off night, Hooks took nothing away from the strong defensive and offensive showing by the Chickasaws. • Asked if their pressing defense had harassed Ms men very touch, Hooks replied, "It bothered us much more than we .thought it would, but they could have beaten us any way they .wanted to. 5 "They move a lot better and Shoot a lot better than we do tight now. They're a month •ahead of us, maybe two." ~. Williams, not having to bother about hamburgers for tonight, iwas able, rather, to savor the taste of a delightful victory. -" "I feel a lot better now than "1 did on Tuesday night," he answered when asked if the COURIER NEWS PAGE SB jj 1 Saturday, December 9, 1967 g *ame had pleased him. "We outrebounded them, 50-30, when actually they should have reversed those figures on us," ie added, "and that always makes you happy." "Our bunch sure had a lot of spirit, didn't they?" he commented, referring not only to the zest shown by the Chickasaws court-wise, but also to the support rendered by the student and adult fans. "Did you see all the stuff they had outside?" he asked rhetorically, indicating the Indian tepee several Chick rooters had erected and were manning on the roof of the gym lobby. All of the noise, fury and decorations were the climax of Spirit Week at BHS, a spirit much in evidence throughout the ball game. The game, except for a brief cold run by the Chickasaws in the third quarter, was never in doubt. The usual five of Aubrey Bell, Stewart Jerome, Joe Ellis, Ben Robinson and Kenny Beard started. Bell's steal and basket got the Chickasaws moving and they moved out to a 12-1 lead in the first five minutes of action. Eight of the points came from the hot hands of Jerome who bucketed three fielders from a least 20 feet away, Bell adding another two points to account for the lead. Hooks tried to get time-out at this moment, but his men missed his signal. Luckily for him they did, for they dropped in six markers with a briel spurt to close the gap at the quarter's end to 14-7. The Chicks maintained their double margin in the seconc period, the half ending with the winners on top, 30-15. Bell and Robinson accountec for all but two of the period's 16 points. Several vital steals as well as two driving lay-ups (by Robinson and Jerome) maintained the impetus. * * * That brief spot in the third quarter made some of the fans a little edgy. Five and a half minutes had elapsed before the Chickasaws were able to get on the scoreboard. Meanwhile, the Warriors had pecked away, narrowing the margin to eight points. Jerome broke the ice with wo-pointer, and the Chicks vere off and winging again. Robinson netted three, Jerome three more (assisted beautifully on a bounce pass by Bell), anc ;ilis netted two, again off t Bill pass. The quarter ended with Ely theville leading, 40-24. Both teams practically match ed each other in the final per iod. Another pass from Bell t< Ellis producing a score openec the quarter and the squads were running once more. Excellent ball-handling high lighted the action as the Chicks wilt up a 23-point lead midway through the period. Williams then subbed extensively but his replacements were able to main tain both the pace and the lea< to give the Chickasaws their fourth win in five starts, as vrel as their third conference vie tory. * * + The Chicks attempted 62 shot in the battle, netting 27 for z 43 percent average while adding eight of 13 free throw tries. Jerome and Robinson share scoring honors with 17 apiece supported by Bell's 10. Elli added 6, while Beard and Moon garnered 4, Dee Human am Richard Brewer contributing 5 Others who saw action includ ed Mike Huff, Tommy Tompkin Terry Gurley, Jodie Gude, Ron nie Rowland and Jim Ross. * * * The junior varsity saw it undefeated season go by the boards as they dropped the evening's opener, 56-51. Coach Jim Dixon said, "My fellows just couldn't get together. They were ragged throughout the whole game." The Jayvees had held leads at the first quarter and the half, but Hall kept close throughout the first 16 minutes of play. Poor ball-handling gave the visitors possession several times as the third quarter began, enabling them to take a lead they never relinquished. Casey Tetley led the Blytheville scoring with 12 counters. Other point-makers were Dee Human, 9, Richard Brewer, Newell Jerome and Ronnie Rowland, 6 each, Terry Gurley, 4, Ricky Newcomb, 2, and Charles Hall, 2. Norton Possible Successor ; AMES, Iowa (AP) - Jbhnny .Majors, a lormer All-Amcrican who knew nothing but success as a player, has been entrusted ; with the task of revitalizing •Jowa State University's long -sagging football fortunes. The 32-year-old Majors, who *has been an assistant at Arkan- I'sas, agreed Friday evening to a ;:five-year contract at $21,000 a 'year to replace Clay Stapleton 'as coach at the Big Eight : school. •• Majors was not ayailable for Comment Friday night, but was •scheduled to appear at a news .'conference today. ' Johnny, a ferociously elusive •tailback, was one of the Univer- ; sity of Tennessee's greatest performers ever back in the middle J4950S. '_ He cocaptained the undefeat- •ed Vols team that went to the T1957 Sugar Bowl. He was named :>to the 1956 All-America team, iand placed second to Notre ••pa'me's great Paul Hornur.g Jthat year in competition for the «Helsman Trophy. • After graduation, be «erved ton Bowden Wyatt's staff at Ten- tinessee until moving on to Mis- Cgisslppi State as defensive coach >ta I960. Io 1964, be went to Ar-J kansas under coach Frank Broyles. Stapleton, who also played college football at Tennessee quit to devote full time to being athletic director, a post he as sumed during the summer. He said Majors "has never known anything but success in athletics, and I think he is the ideal man to coach Iowa State football." •ALL' RIGHT—Robert Elliott, Buddy Joe Layton and Terry Richardson were Blythe- high Chickasaws named to the AAA all-state team by the Arkansas Athletic Association. (Courier News Photo) Bowling Results SPORTSMAN LEAGUE STANDINGS Castaways 34% Philips Ford 32 Team 5 29 Phillips Oilers 29 Bus. Machines .... 26 Barney's Drugs .... 24% Team 1 22 Ark-Mo Power 11 HIGH GAMES 17% Razorback 1,034 HIGH SERIES Blanche Branscum 566 20 [Martha Halden 545 23 IRazorback 2,980 23 26 27% 30 41 HOUSEHOLD EXECUTIVES STANDINGS B. V.'s 35 73's 30 Alley Kats Liberty Supmkt. Curtis Vought 225 l A stro's John Miklas 222 |Blyth. Tractor . Teams J'SS'Hurst's Castaways 1,039 Thunderbirds .. HIGH SERIES Vaughan Shownes 6.18 Harry Lutes 588 Team 6 3,045 29 29 28 25 23 23 Holiday Inn 22 Tigers 16 17 22 23 23 24 27 29 29 30 36 HIGH GAMES Juanita Jones 196 Barney's rugs 2,924| B . y.'s 5-13 WEDNESDAY EARLY BIRDS. HIGH SERIES STANDINGS Pin pals 33% 14% | Joan Miklas Norma Veach 514 Koffee Klan 30 18 Inconsistents 29% 18% Road Runners 25 23 Cotton Bowlers 24 24 Go Go Girls 20 28 Fire Birds 16 29 Lucky Strikes 14 34 HIGH GAMES Madeline McSpadden 212 Rose Baker 198 HIGH SERIES Madeline McSpadden 587 Rose Baker 530 SPLITS Jerry Hitchens 6-8-10 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles said Friday he had invited Harold Horton, football coach at Forrest City High School, to visit the Arkansas campus today and discuss a position on the Razorbaeks' staff. Broyles made the announcement soon after it was learned that Johnny Majors, an assistant at Arkansas, had accepted a position as head coach at Iowa State. Horton starred in the Razorbacks' secondary in 1960-61. He coached at Bald Knob before taking over at Forrest City. The Mustangs finished 9-1-1 this season and won the Region 2AA titto. COLLEGE SCORES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Princeton 71, Colgate 43 Southern California 82, Villanova 65 Delaware 92, St. Paul's 74 Northeastern 80, Maine 68 Springfield 73, Boston University 71 Coast Guard 78, New York Maritime 44 U. of Buffalo 92, Albany State, N.Y., 69 South Eastern Kentucky 76, Dayton 75 Centre 87, Bellannine 75 Tennessee Wesleyan 99, Tus- culiim 64 Mount St. Mary's, Md., 87, Steubenville 74 Lynchburg 68, North Carolina Wesleyan 62, overtime Furman 91, East Carolina 89 Sewanee 68, Georgia State 67 American U. 79, Hofstra 76 Alabama State 122, Alabama A&M 111 Howard Payne, Tex., 80, Tennessee Tech 69 Knoxville 127, Allen 96 Midwest Cincinnati 60, Miami, Ohio, 59 Marquette 89, South Dakota 65 DePaul 103, St. John's, Minn., 55 Depauw 99, Illinois Wesleyan 77 Drake 114, Illinois College 61 Northern Illinois 88, LaCrosse, Wis., 66 Eastern Illinois 59, Central. Michigan 57 Graceland 108, Missouri Valley ?7 Southwest Pan American 75, North Dakota State 56 Southwestern, Tex., 79, Corpus Christ! 65 Albuquerqu* If. 82, New Met Marie Littlejohn 3-10 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LADIES STANDINGS Razorback 33 19 7-Up 30 22 Pepsi-Cola 2914 22% Hood's Flying Ser. 26>/z 25% Coca-Cola 26 26 Phillips Ford 25 27 Meador Body Shop.. 19 33 Farmers' Bank .... 13 39 HIGH GAMES Betty Coats 217 Blanche Branscum 212 7-Up 1,043 514 1,441 B. V.'s SPLITS Madeline McSpadden .. 7-6-10 TUESDAY TWILIGHT LEAGUE STANDINGS Jack's Shoes 43% 12V4 Decker Insur 34 Dreifus Jewelry .... 32 George Mtr. Co 26V4 Randall Co 25% Plaza Drugs 24% 22 24 29'/2 30% 31% 35 39 Hays Market 21 First Natl Bank .... 17 HIGH GAMES Imogene .Craig 205 Jean Gardner 194 Jack's Shoes 937 HIGH SERIES Joan Miklas 526 Imogene Craig 521 Dreifus Jewelry 2,577 SPLITS Alyce Hickerson 2-7-10 Ditsy Mears 4-8 MONDAY NIGHT MIXED DOUBLES STANDING Big M ico Highlands 86 Far West UCLA 120, Wichita State 86 Washington 98, Purdue 87 Occidental 82, UC-Davis 74 San Jose State 96, University of Nevada 86 University of Pacific 64, Seattle 58 San Fernando Valley State 87, Iowa State 72 Fresno State 80, College of Southern Utah 74 San Francisco State 73, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 66 Washington State 93, Nebraska 70 Oregon State 70, Phillips Oil- ers 67, overtime Oregon 62, Portland 52 Wyoming 72, Oklahoma State 62 Idaho State 100, Colorado State U. 89 Sante Fe 82, Adams State, Colo., 73 Miami, Fla., 104, Hickam AFB 103 Idaho 102, Alaska 64 Tournaments Steel Bowl First Round Pitt 73, Massachusetts 71 Duquesne 64, Air Force 52 Grambling Invitational Winners Bracket Grambling 121, Texas College 91 Alcorn A&M 95, Texas Southern 76 Losers Bracket Miles 96, Mississippi Industrial 81 Gate City Classic First Round Pembroke 71, Lenoir Rhyne 68 Guilford 86, Appalachian K Motor Supply Taylor-Stover Razor-Tucks Plus 1 Reefer-Savers .... Rolling Stones* Dreyfuss-Chapman .. Huff-DeBurra C & W* Loveless-Leffingwell 34 33% 31% 27 25 21 18 17% 15% 13 14% 16% 21 23 23 30 30% 28% 35 BLYTHEVILLE AIR FORCE BASE Monday Night Mixed Doubles STANDINGS Jet Set 33 Seay's Moving 33 Carlock Pontiac .... 28 Jiedel's Fashions .. 26% We-4 26 Katz Jewelers 24 Meador Body Shop .. 25 Fisher Moving 24% McFalls Florist .... 23% Halsell Furniture .. 16% MEN HMIGH GAME & SERIES Jim Wood 233 618 WOMEN HIGH GAME & SERIES Helen Wood 197 556 TEAM HIGH GAME & SERIES Jet Set 845 2,442 19 19 24 25% 26 28 27 27% 28% 35'/2 BillillllllllBlllHIIlBlllillllllllElllillllilllllillillllinnil!™™. 11 Hockey By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results Philadelphia 3, Los Angeles 0 Today's Games Chicago at Montreal Boston at Toronto New York at Detroit Pittsburgh at Minnesota St. Louis at Oakland Sunday's Games Montreal at New York Toronto at St. Louis Lo Angeles at Boston Chicago at Philadelphia Minnesota at Pittsburgh Monday's Games No games scheduled. PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) The Pittsfield Red Sox of the Eastern League announced Friday night the re-signing of Manager Billy Gardner for the 1968 baseball season. * Will make up games HIGH GAMES Die Larson 193; Bob Keefer 182J Donna Seglem 177 j Donna Taylor 158; Big M 781.' HIGH SERIES • Die Larson 5191 Ed Grady 496, Donna Seglem 496 Donna Taylor 457 Big M 2,227 SPLITS Bob Keefer 6-7-10 Lynne Keefer 5-7 UCLAris Romp Squeaker But A Rarity By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer That two-point squeaker that' UCLA scored oveXdue iast bad beaten Air Force 64-52. With big Lew Alcindor scoring 28 &*** . W *» a The national collegiate bas-[ a g 0 ketball champions routed Wiehi-j T j, e nation . s t0 p. ran ked team ta State 120-86 in their home: at one time le( j Dy 34 po j n ts be- l P ? e l™ ay ,. night f ° r their :fore a sellout 12,233 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Purdue's star soph, Rick 36th straight victory. Purdue, which took UCLA down to the final second before i Mount wno near i y upset UCLA losing 73-71 atnomc, ran into an; in nis varsitv debu t, got 23 aroused Washington team at| points agains { Washington, but Seattle and lost 98-87. Dayton, sixth-ranked in The Associated Press poll, also was upset on the road. The Flyers, beaten by UCLA in the NCAA championship final last March, went down before Eastern Kentucky 76-75. the unbeaten Huskies had the upper hand all the way. Dave Carr's 24 points topped the Huskies against the seventh- ranked Boilermakers. Four free throws by Gary Paul in the last 31 seconds gave Eastern Kentucky its. upset over Nebraska and Iowa State also Da yton. Don May scored only iuffered surprise setbacks on I three field goals, but 11 fouls to the road. Washington State! be higfi for the Flyers with 17 whipped Nebraska 93-70 and San jpoints. Boyd Lynch, a soph. Fernando Valley State took making his first start, led the Iowa State 87-72. Colonels with 28. 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