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Blytheville (Ark,) Courier News - Saturday, January t, 196* - Pig« Nlflt Cooler, Hayti North Too Gosnell, Wilson, Luxora,KeiserWin By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Most Mississippi County ana surronding area high schools have resumed their basketball schedules following the Christmas hiatus, and last night saw a fair share of excitement and spine-tingling action on a number of courts. GOSNELL traveled to DELL as the Pirates sought to get back on the winning road following Thursday night's loss to Hayti. Thirty-one minute and 56 seconds of action saw the contestants take turns holding the lead in a hard-fought battle. With four seconds remaining, the Pirates' Mike Myers let go as, 3, and Mathis, 2. "If we can get a little more confidence in our shooting we are going to be a lot tougher," Patterson added, obviously pleased as his men evened their season mark at 7-7. WILSON traveled to SHAWNEE in another intra-county battle and turned the tables on their hosts in both the junior and senior games. The Bullpups beat the junior Indians, 47-38, after trailing at the half, 20-18. Stewart's 19 led the Pups as he got help from Hunt's 14, and six apiece from Brigance and Hayes. Williams added 2. Higginbottom paced the junior Indians with 16. with a shot. The ball found its! ^^ Ral P h Thompson's Bull mark, and the visitors had a 45-44 victory. Dell had come from a 20-17 halftime deficit to take a 33-28 lead at the end of the third quarter. Coach William Wyatt's men held on to the lead and had possession of the ball with only 26 seconds left to play. However, they booted it out of bounds and the Pirates took over, setting up the Winning shot. Myers' fielder came on the fourth try as the clock sped toward the finish mark. "It was a real close ball game," Coach Quitman Sullins laid afterwards. "We made a lot of mistakes which hurt us a lot, in fact, we haven't looked as good as we did before the Christmas vacation, but this win tonight should help our men a whole lot. We needed to win this one." Eddie Williams paced the Pirates to their ninth win in 11 starts as he netted 12 points. Cliff Parrott added 11 while Myers final basket gave him 9 for the evening. Steve Dorris dropped in 8 and Chuck Gentry, 5, for the winners. Mike Jackson took game honors with 20 points. Other Dei! scoring showed Robert Johnson with 8, Finis Thompson, 8, Clinton Smith, 6, and Mickey Prewett, 2. Coach Joe Bratcheh's junior | Pirates also won, taking the preliminary, 34-21. "They played a real good first half," Sullins said of the game, "as they took a 19-8 lead." Ken Murray dropped in 21 points while Kelly Jones added 7, Keith Armour, 4, and Davis and Kennon got one apiece for the winners. Dell scoring showed Scrivner, 7, Sims, 6, and Owen, Hunnicutt, Simpson and Healey, 2 each. Gosnell's' next opponent will be Armorel on Tuesday at the Pirates court. * + * LUXORA entertained ARMOREL in a clash of intra-county teams and the host Panthers came away with a close 41-37 victory. "Neither one of us diet very well in the-first half," Coach Ray Patterson said this morning, referring to the low-scoring of the first 16 minutes of action. Armorel led at the intermission, 19-13. Luxora moved out to a third period lead of 30-27 but the visitors were still very much in contention a: the final period dogs edged the senior Indians, 52-50. "It was a pretty close game all the way," Thompson said, "and we had to play without our big man, Joe Robertson, who is ill." The Indians rallied from an 11 point deficit but the rally fell just short of victory. Cleo Faulkner took game honors with 24 markers. Other Bulldogs scoring were Fred Parnell, and Eddie Bridges, 7 each, and Larry Stewart, 5. Ralph with 18 and Ford with 16 paced i the Indians. • *. * • * HARRISON HIGH journeyed to Paragould to fulfill Coach Doy Parnell's request for a replacement game. The cold outside accompanied the Dragons indoors and they dropped a 5036 decision to the Bulldogs. Coach Ira Young explained that at least three of the Dragons were not up to par due to illness and in fact, believes he should not have even played the trio: John Davis, Cubie Lee Dixon and Winston Turner were still recuperating from colds while Otha. Riggons, too, was feeling ill. "We just couldn't function," Young said, "we couldn't score and we missed easy shots. We were never in the ball game, gage in a conference battle as they entertain Marianna in a doubleheader getting underway at 7 p.m. * * * • KGISER took a double overtime thriller from OSCEOLA, 49-48 at the losers' court. Down seven points with 52 seconds left in regulation time, the Yellowjackets caught fire and tied the Seminoles thanks to a basket by Sammy Stewart at the buzzer. In the second overtime session Billy Harrison was fouled at the buzzer and sank a free throw with no time showing on the clock for the win. The victory for Coach Danny Crow's men was their fifth win against six loses. * * * COOTER raced to a run-away win over Risco in a non-conference battle, 90-54. Benny Flowers and Kenneth Clark with 24 each showed the way for the Wildcats of Coach Gene Martin with Dennis Jernigan tallying 19. Britsow paced the losers with 17. Garnering their third win against 8 loses, the Cats led at halftime, 44-30. Next clash for the Wildcats will be a conference game at Caruthersville on Tuesday. The Cats' conference record is 1-1. JIM HEALY trains horses in the ea'rty morning at Aqueduct, and after the thoroughbreds finish their workouts Jim starts his by lapping the Big A. Mealy is a former sprinter who's considering returning to the track. The one for men, not horses. Willie Looks Ahead At What May Occur but I'm not too disappointed since it was not a conference began. Unfortunately, Leon Lewis, Armorel's 6-4 performer, fouled out early in the quarter and Luxora's task became somewhat easier. Cliff Yarborough took scoring honors for the winners with 14 points as Tommy Gathen added 13. Don George's 6, Vic Hannah's 4, and 2 each by Bobby Bynum and Wilson Porter completed the Panthers scoring. Walt Hopper tied Yarborough's game-high of 14 for Armorel. Other Armorel scoring showed Tilley with 10, Lewis, 4, Thorn- BOSTON (AP) - Defensive back Chuck Shonta of the Boston Patriots has been given medical clearance for the 1968 American Football League sea- ton. Shonta, an eight-year veteran wife tM Patriots, was examined by a specialist Friday. He has suffered head injuries in •Mb «i tn« last three year*. Tonight, the Dragons do en- * + * HAYTI NORTH rolled to a 71-60 conference win over Delta at Hayti. The win, sixth in 11 games for the men of Coach Norman Nelson, gave the victors their first conference triumph. They've lost one. . Leading at the half 44-26, the winners were led throughout by Joy and Stanley who each netted 23 points overall. Fox's 22 paced Delta. Next game for the Nelson-men will be Tuesday at Matthews. * * * SOUTH PEMISCOT was not scheduled last evening but returns to action on Tuesday, entertaining HAYTI CENTRAL. LEACHVILLE and MANILA had the night off to rest up for their semi-final battle this afternoon in the Northeast Arkansas Tournament at Jonesboro. By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Those who expect Willie Mays to hit 714 home runs, manage the San Francisco Giants and shift to first base are advised by one Willie Mays not to wait. "I might hit 600 but I don't think I'll be able to reach the other one," says Mays, referring to the gap between his 564 home runs and Babe Ruth's all time record of 714. Mays will be 37 on May 6. "I don't want to manage. It's very hard work and not secure," he said of his future. I'd have to give it a great deal of thought if it was offered. I'd love to .stay in baseball because I think I can do a lot of tilings for a lot of kids in the teaching field. "I don't even want to discuss what's going to happen after I stop playing." When a writer asked Willie if there was any chance he .might shift from center field to first base, Mays looked up and COvey going to play?," he with the throwing hand "I asked. ., thought that was against the Mays was visiting the city to; rules all the time. 1 wish Ij^ould ' accept a $12,000 Italian sports car from the bat company with which he has long been, associated. As usual, the conversation got around to how many years Willie has left as a player. . "I want to play as long as I can do my best," he said. "As long as I am not embarrassing myself or the ball club. I still can make the plays and swing the bat, maybe not every day." name names but I won't. There are about 10 pitchers. When they throw, I see funny things happening to the ball." Arkansas College Takes Over Lead Arkansas College, with a helping hand from Harding, took o- vcr undisputed possession of first place in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Friday night. Arkansas College knocked off Hendrix 82-70 while Harding remained in the thick of the title chase with an 87-73 upset of Henderson. Hie pre-scason fav- oritc. Arkansas A&M remained close lo the pace by defeating \ winless Stale College 91-83. j Arkansas College is now 5-1. Harding is 5-2, Henderson is 4-2 and A&M is 3-2. Arkansas Tech and Southern Stale evened their respective records with victories over Ouachita and Ozarks. The Wonder Boys beat the Tigers 54-49 and the Muleriders dumped the Mountaineers 93-74. Arkansas College grabbed the lead early and Hendrix never caught up. The Highlanders led 41-33 at the half. Jim Haney hit 25 points and Jim Canada added 22 for the Highlanders. Carroll Fowlkes paced Hendrix with 22. Five of Havding's players led by Marvin Levels who got 20 each. Rick Turner added 15, Harold Alex- Mays reluctantly ^answered an{|er , 3 and Jef ' f smt one nonbaseball question to say that lie didn't approve of the proposed Negro boycott of the Olympics and suggested a discussion of problems. Harding, which shot 46 per cent from tSie field compared to 30 per cent for Henderson, led 40-36 at the half. Henderson got within two points early in the second half. Larry Ducksworth OMAHA, Neb. (AP)-Art Her-! paced the Reddies with 32 points nandez said Friday he has Mays said he seldom took a j signed for a match with middle- day off from the park but would weight champion Emile Griffith sit out the second games of some doubleheadcrs with the permission of Manager Herman Franks. . • . Although be has yet to sign champii inrtiRr sm.nno rnntrach IIP Trieste. in Home on Jan. 29. The boat will be a nontitle go. Hernandez said iie will fly to Italy on Monday and train with former' ion Nino Benvenuti at another $125,000 contract, he expects no problems with owner Horace Stoneham for whom he has played his entire career. "They tell me they won't be throwing the spitter next year," said Mays, referring to a recent BOTON (AP)—John Thomas, former Boston University star, tops the high jump field announced today for the 42nd Knights of Columbus track meet grinned, "WSiere's Willie Mc-' lrules change that forbids pitch-) next Saturday at the Boston Gar- LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 6-Don't look now, but'before you wet hook in the state during the first week of January you should have the 1968 fishing license in your possession. The 1967 annual fishing license expired Dec. 31. It's easy to delay buying the fishing license, but if you plan to go fishing any time during 1968 the time to buy is now. The license won't be any cheaper in April or May, when fishing gets hot. The 1968 fishing license, like Before, is a real bargain for only $3.50 for residents and §6 for non-residents. Arkansas has no closed season on any type of fishing, and no extra tags or stamps are needed. Not even for trout fishing. For the lucky or skilled fisherman, about the only restrictions to keep in mind are concerned with the daily creel limit. And, of course, making sure that you have a valid fishing permit. Senior sportsmen with lifetime fishing permits are fortunate; they can be no-hum about the entire matter. States that have firearms regulations have just as much crime as states that do not, reports the National Hunters Association in a summary of the findings of the first comprehensive study relating firearm legislation to the crime rate in the U. S. Alan Krug, economist on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University, has completed a study comparing the crime rate in 36 slates that regulate the acquisition and/or carrying of firearms with those that do not. Among Prof. Krug's findings are that crime • is 'caused by socio-economic problems, not by firearms; guns "are involved in only three per cent of all crimes in the U. S.; even I'M) per per cent effective legislation—which is non-existant — wouldn't put a dent in the overall crime rate; firearms legislation restricting purchase and transportation of guns can do little to control illicit channels, and that criminals will substitute other weapons in the execution of crimes wJien firearms aren't available. If the Christmas gun your child received is his first, make every effort to see that he is properly instructed in the safe use of the gun. Responsibility should always accompany such gifts to assure many years of safe hunting pleasure. While parents should know the ten commandments of safety, it is a good idea to pass them on to youngsters and see that they are practiced: Treat every gun with respect due a loaded gun, watch that muzzle, carry the gun safely, unload when not in use, before pulling the trigger, never point a gun at anything you don't want to shoot, never climb a tree or fence or jump a ditch with a loaded gun, never shoot a bullet at flat hard surfaces or water, and store guns and ammunition separately. Every boy should know the rules of safe gun handling and what can and can't be shot. The Arkansas deer and turkey firearm hunts ended several weeks ago. Ending with the close of the old year - 1967 were the squirrel, duck, and goose seasons. Poor hunting conditions during the final week of the deer hunt will keep the total deer harvest below what had been expected of a bumper year. Duck hunters enjoyed a good year, with urgently needed rain coming shortly after the season opened. COLLEGE SCORES East Columbia 100, Yale 72 Cornell 77, Brown 71 St. Peter's, N.J., 114, Le- Moyne 75 South Army 60, Georgetown, D.C., 58 Washn. & Lee 94, Milligan 65 Southeastern 101, N.C. Wesleyan 69 Knoxville 92, Benedict, D.C., 82 ' Midwest Iowa State 85,.Nebraska 70 No. Iowa 74, N.D. State 71 No. Dakota 73, S.D. State 71 Illinois St. 92, West. 111. 82 John Brown U. 84, Missouri St. Louis 66 Southwest New Mex. Highlands..88, So. Colorado State 84 Harding 87, Henderson 73 So. Ark. St. 83, Ozarks 74 Far West UCLA 97, Wash. State 69 So. Calif. 58, Washington 66 Stanford 79, Oregon 73 Oregon St. 76, California 63 Colo. St. Col. 104, Adams St., Colo., 94 Montana 74, Weber State «7 Idaho St. 87, Montana St. 71 West. Wash. 72, Whitwortti 71 Long Beach St. 86, Fullerton State 67 Cal Poly Ponona 75, San Diego State 72 Puget Sound 111,. Linfield 94 ers from going to their mouths den. and Lou Wood added 19. Ozarks led SSC 44-40 at .the half but the Muleriders rallied in tte second half. Donnie Denton paced the winners with 27 points. Jim Dcatbrage scored 15, Milton Hancock 14 and Ronnie 'Tollett -3. Ozark's Bob Chance had 22 points and Joe HicKey 19. The Weevils took the lead three minutes deep in the first halt and State College did not catch up. Kelton Busby scored 17 and Louis Sansevero added 16. Danny.Wood led SCA with 14. FORD COUNTRY Leader Forrest Jarrett Mr. jirrett led the entire sal?f; force at rhillips In new ca'j:." sales for the month of Dcc^ ember. For n real high tradi-- in allowance on your present car see Mr. Jarrett ..... H« ; has the '68 Ford buill just right for you. PHILLIPS 5? Ford Sales ^ "YOUR SAFC f PLACl TO BUY" « Chickasawba ^ & Broadway Ph. PO 3-4453 -;o HERMON C. JONES Busmen M«n>« Mturance CK-555 So. Perkins Extended" ' Suite 404 Ph. 683-9641 ~L Memphis, Tennessee •:!; Iniurti-c (or Biute Plinnlaj; Key Man - Partuenbip - Corporation - Group Pension •.Be-' tlrement - dospltellzailon. WANTED NOW Real Estate To Sell! 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