The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana on March 29, 1990 · Page 12
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The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana · Page 12

Alexandria, Louisiana
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Thursday, March 29, 1990
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r B-4 Thursday, March 29, 1990 The Town Talk, Alexandria-Pineville, La. Former ASH standout Cole having By Michael A. Lough Staff reporter Hey, Marvin, what's goin' on? "Things were going well," said Marvin Cole, the former Alexandria Senior High baseball standout, currently in the Chicago Cubs farm system. Unlike Marvin Gaye, this Marvin wasn't singing. The emphasis in his reply was on "were." "Those back spasms have been acting up again," said Cole, currently in Mesa, Ariz, for spring training. "I was fielding ground balls and the muscles just locked up." After taking a trip to the neurologist, Cole learned that nobody is immune from muscle spasms. "Spasms happen to anyone," Cole said with a slight tone of resignation, "no matter what shape you're in." Sooners cut women's team NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma said Wednesday it was dropping its women's basketball program, which was ranked in the Top 20 three years ago but has failed in 16 years to attract supporters. "I know it is a different approach than others have taken," said Assistant Athletic Director Don Jimerson. Jimer-son said he thought people would realize that the decision was the right one for Oklahoma once "the smoke has cleared." LC golf tournament taking entries Entries are being accepted for the first Louisiana College Coca-Cola Classic golf tournament scheduled April 7 at England Air Force Base's Le Tigre Bayou course. The field for the 27-hole scramble tournament will be limited to 22 three-member teams, which will be grouped into four flights after the first nine-hole round. Prizes will be awarded to the first three . teams in each flight. In addition, each golfer will receive a gift bag with a golf shirt, visor, towel and other items, a tseak lunch and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The $300 per team entry fee also covers green fees and one cart per team. 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"Which is something you can't do," he said, noting he doesn't expect to be out for a full month this year. "It's either gonna get tighter or loosen up. It's got a mind of its own." Cole retained his sense of humor throughout a subpar season last year in which he hit just .234 with one homer and three stolen bases while play v I oxmui i ALL's PRICED UP TO $23.95 1 WITH EXCH. 2 FOR Purolator, AC and Motorcraft v Oil Filters Or $2.64 each everyday. SAVE $100 215 MacArthur Dr. in the T.guard lj; .FILTER)j frnnTifyvr to limit quanfities at sale price Regular price thereafter. details ol warranties at store 1990 AutoZone ing in Charleston, W. Va., a team the Cubs have since discontinued. "Three stolen bags," Cole said quietly. "I had bad luck." He played a month and started to get into a groove. But the base he stretched for was an old one that was strapped into hooks buried into the ground. "Any other base," said Cole, "and it would've given." 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