The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1966 · Page 5
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DWIGHT WILLIAMS ... and the 1966 AMERICAN LEGION STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS Piece (Of Mind Sports Editor: Certainly do appreciate the nice article you wrote about us winning the (King Cotton Golf) tournament. (His partner was George Puryear.) My family joins with me in saying thanks again. JUNIE DOWELL, Walnut Ridge, Ark. There was no report on Leach ville Slow-Pitch Softball Tour narnent that was scheduled to open last night at the Leach ville Community Baseball Park BLYTHEVILLE BOMBS LI'L ROCK (AGAIN) IN FINALE DUD CASONS ARE KINGS ' .: Bj ED HAYES • Sports Editor MONETrK - Neither rain, nor mosquitoes; nor big city slickers could keep Blytheville from winning the American Legion state Baseball championship here last night. The club, sponsored by Dud Cason Post 24, chased • by rain, badgered by mos- :: Jjuitoes, temporarily fright- .--.ened by Little Rock, hung S-Iits second successive cham- "vpiohship and third in four .'.years by clubbing Colonial Bakery of Little Rock 14-7. The big big city boys made ...a good comeback after getting humiliated by Blytheville 20-0 Saturday night but it was only a matter of time before the swinging Dud Casons took command and won running away. * * * Dwight Williams' willing, wondrous ones bolted to a .•'.'3-0 lead in the first inning, : ..'.pushed it to 4-0 in the top of the third but the opponents, -taking advantage of a Jerry _ McLaughlin wild night, rocketed to a 5-4 lead when "Butch Howard unloaded a bases-loaded homer. Howard had put his team "Into the finals with two key cracks to sideline Fort Smith Sunday night. Blytheville, with a trademark for battling back also, moved to a 6-5 lead in the fourth, slipped back to a tie in the lower half, then began sprinting out of sight with three tallies in the RONNIE YARBROUGH ... MVP hi State Show sixth and five in the seventh and Little Rock had had it. Blytheville escaped as the only undefeated team in the rain-pestered, double-elimination classic that was played in three cities. One of the early games was shifted to Osceola, two here Saturday afternoon and the finale again last night. * * * Blytheville first baseman Ronnie Yarbrough, who hit for the cycle Saturday night, including a grand slam homer, and who was the standout stylist with the glove at first base throughout the tournament, was named the most valuable player of the show. The trophy was presented by Marshall Blackard and furnished by his firm. Yarbrough had two singles arid a double last night. Ronnie Beard, who went hitless after drawing two walks, won an autographed baseball when he emerged the hitting leader, of the tournament, belting nine hits in 18 at-bats for a .500 average. * *' + Here's what the other Blytheville batters did last night. Jimmy Wagner poked two singles; Bruce Eateman a single (and fo r walks); Stan Williams two singles and a double; Sam Singleton a solo single; Pat Harper two singles; Bobby George a double; and the incomparable Lee Forrester two singles. George earned one of the many hero roles. He relieved McLaughlin in the third inning and had things very much his way the rest of the way. He yielded six hits and two runs. McLaughlin was sharp the iiinillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll»«l!l!llinil the lefthander. | Beard Is I Leader I MONETTE- Ronnie § Beard has given all bat- W ters who step in the bucket | when they swing a big § boost. m The Blytheville left field- | m er won an autographed m m basbeall by becoming the f 1 leading hitter in the Ameri- t \ can Legion state tourna- § 1 ment. He delivered nines f hits in 18 appearances for H f a .500 average. 1 1 Here's how the other 1 g Blytheville regulars hit in j 1 the meet: Stan, Williams 1 f .435; Ronnie Yarbrough. I 1422; Bruce Bateman .354; | 1 Jimmy Wagner .333; Sam = | Singleton .316; Pat Harper 1.286; and Bobby George 1 .189. Allie Likes 'Slim' 283-Pound Rookie Rebs Dave Wells Cut By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer :_;-_Don Davis, the New York .iGiants' massive tackle, weighs "'a svelte 283 pounds today and '.Jeff Smith, a rookie linebacker i-from Southern California, ^couldn't be happier about it. :. : Smith won a $13 Guess the ;._Girth pool that the Giants got up L:'.when Davis visited tiieir Nation• al Football League camp last 7 month enroute to the College 'All Star Game and weighed in , : at a chubby 319 pounds. '.' Coach Allie Sherman was visi- - bly shaken at the sight of the ;.promising youngster from Los 'Angeles State and ordered him -to follow a strict diet. The pool '.Jamong the players, on what weight Davis would get down to, '"followed and Smith's 285 was "the winner. * * * ::: Davis turned out to be a •'winner too. He and Francis Peay of Nebraska, another Al Star Game returnee, went al the way at the offensive tackli spots in Saturday night's 14-7 victory over Atlanta, and both Sherman and quarterback Ear Morrall praised their work. * * * "For men who had worket out with the club only four days," Sherman said, "they die a good job. They did the bes job we've had done there by anyone in the camp so far." With the two rookies handling the pass blocking, Morrall completed 20 of 35 passes against -^iiiiniiiNiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiimnniiiiKiniiiniiiiiiiiiiiliiliiiiiM I COURIER NEWS If Tuesday, August 16, 1966 i PAGE C1GH1 lllllllIIIIIIIBIIIIIIlllllllllUltililllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Cookie Involved in 'Deal' .: DENVER, Colo. (AP) - The •Denver Broncos were reported •to be dealing with the Oakland ••Raiders for a trade for rebel. Jious fullback Cookie Gilchrist. •:• Bronco Coach Mac Speedie T^aid Monday the American ^Football League deal "has not fbeen consummated yet and may siiot be for another couple of "days" •f; The deal reportedly would see «Gilchrist traded for a veteran ; 'Iineman whom Speedie would "noli identify Gilchrist has refused to play for the Broncos this year, turn- ing in a resignation accompanied by a blast at the Denver management for allegedly not trying to produce winning teams. ESCONDIDO, Calif (AP) The San Diego Chargers are without two veteran players today in the wake of a salary dispute. Frank Buncom, a five-year linebacker, and Ron Mix, a six- year tackle, left training camp Monday, saying they were ima- ile to get the salaries they had requested , Atlanta. The performance of their defensive backfield against New York's air attack may have had something to do with the Falcons' player move Monday. Atlanta acquired veteran defensive back Hank Gremminger from Dallas for an undisclosed draft choice. Gremminger, starting his llth season in pro football, had left the Cowboys' training camp earlier over a salary dispute. Washington moved to bolster its injury-ridden defensive backfield. The Redskins acquired Brig Owens, a rookie from Cincinnati, from Dallas in exchange for a draft choice. Tom Walters, Jim Steffen and Lonnie Sanders are injured, leaving Washington short of safeties and cornerbacks. In other player moves, the Redskins traded halfback Billy Hunter to Baltimore for fullback Dave Hayes and cut linebacker Jerry Fishman, of .Maryland, end Dave Wells of Mississippi and linebacker Ron Corbett of Arizona State. The Boston Patriots of the American League placed half- jack Tom Carr of Bates on waivers, reducing their roster to 47, one under the AFL's current imit. The AFL Miami Dolphins cut !fl players, including end Doug lloreau of Louisiana State and ackle Charley Diamond and back Ben Rizzo, both of the Uni- rersity of Miami. Green Bay of the NFL traded juard Ralph Wenzel of San Die- jo State to Cleveland for a draft :hoice. first two innings but walks — and the over-the-fence blast finished him. He permitted only two hits in his three innings but it was two too many. For George, it was his second successful assist for (BOWLING * * * It was, naturally, a disappointment for many that the championship game couldn't be played in Blytheville but a mid-morning rain battered the diamond ruthlessly. Still, a big crowd followed the young men to this friendly hamlet about 25 miles or so west of Blytheville. Monette's mayor, Norman Blankenship, said he was "glad to be host for this championship game. 1 ' Blytheville now advances .to the south-central regional at Memphis. First game is carded Frida, at noon against ttie winner from Texas. Blytheville 301 203 500 14 15 2 Little Hoc!: COS 100 100 . 7 85 Blytheville — McLaughlin, George (3); and Singleton. Little Rock — Barnes, Thurston (7); and Bule. Umpires — Raymond Mock, John Essary, Fred Rounsavall and Jim Gee. Official scorekeeper — Paul Human, Monday -^r' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING—Boog Powell, Baltimore, hit three homers and drove in all four runs in the merican League leading Orioles' 11-inning, 4-2 triumph over Boston. PITCHING-Tony Cloninger, Atlanta, pitched a five-hitter as the Braves downed Houston 4-2. Special, Surprise Card Hsre Joe Bartlett tallied 214-585; and Stella Counts 19U442 in 6:30 Mixed Doubles League last night at Strat-0-Lanes. Pete Halven put down 249549 in 9 O'Clock Mixed Doubles League. Bob T ivingston found 239; Bill Haner 214; and Barbara Larson 248-499. Fifth- place Sorry-Bout-That triggered 87<>-2335. In Sunday Night Mixed Doubles League at Strat-O-, James Smith scored 240-624: Jean May 176; and Mary Erler 449. Team Eight made 798-2300. 6:30 MONDAY MIXED W L McFiill's Flower Shop ..36 20 Wlnsomes 36 20 Boone Cleaners 25 27 Alley Opps 28',; 27U Vampires 28 28 Patterson Insurance .. 27',{, 24V, Both Enders 26 30 Nurses' he Helpers .... 26 26 Born Losers 24 32 Pin Heads 15 41 Duke Slater Dead CHICAGO (AP) - Circuit Court Judge Fred W. (Duke) Slater, a member of the National Football Hall of Fame, died of stomach cancer at the age of 67. MONDAY 9 O'CLOCK MIXED DOUBLES C-B'S WOSOO Boone Cleaners No. 2 . Minit Mart SJrry-Bout-That Runamucks Boone Cleaners No. 1 . Mustangs State Farm Slowpokes W 44 42 40 35 32 29 29 25 . 24 20 SUNDAY MIXED DOUBLES ,W 1 Team Eight 35 17 Team Six 3] 21 Team Five 29 23 Team Seven 28 24 Team Four 25 27 Team Two 24 28 Team One 19 33 Team Three ., 17 35 Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGA - Jose Torres, 173, Brooklyn, N.Y., outpointed Eddie Cotton, 173'A, Seat- lie, Wash., 15. Torres retains light heavyweight title. MANILA, Philippines - Flash Elorde, 136, Philippines, out- pointed Percy Haylcs, 133'/2, Jamaica, 10. ALL WAYS BEST lib. |70 2 Ibs. $3.35 MANY ASSORTMENTS TO GIVE AND ENJOY BARNEY'S 2006 W. Main • PO 3-3991 HI-WAY DRUG 1201 W. Main • PO 3-7041 OWENS DRUG 523 N. 16th - PO 2-2024 I/WIMI/ »*•• |" •••' —' . • ' ' . .:!;• . ;.,.: - • ,.' . | Reluctant Herb at Arertuj Tonight Herb Welch is a promoter who can fight. And frequently does. He's booked himself into his own show again here tonight—by demand of the fans. Herb tells you he doesn't like to fight here because he fears his opponents will think he has an unfair advantage. There's nothing unfair about it and the fans know it. They just like to see him in action. * * * Hferb is teamed with Al Costello tonight, with whom he recently owned the world tag team heavy weight championship. They hope.to get it back soon and are negotiating for a crafck at it. ' Meanwhile, they're settling for Tojo Yamamoto and Tamya Soto. "They're a couple Japs," Herb said. And rugged. , The professional wrestling main event has an ' hour time limit, best-of- three! ' ' * * + In the opener, Herb has booked two Negro women 6-5 Win over Amorillo. Sonicsa Tonic f or Travs AMARILLO, Tex (AP)-The Arkansas Travedlers scored the 7th victory in 22 games over Amarillo, 6-5 Monday night t« take a 3% game margin over lr Sonics in the Texas League aseball standings. Brian Sinnott and Ed Cecil ombined hurling talents to whip Amarillo. which led 4-1 at [he end of the first inning. It was the second victory in _ row over Amarillo. . . Amarillo 400 .00 106-5 11 1 .rkansas 112 100 lOO-rfi 12 0 Sinnott. Cecil (7) and Breed- n; Arruda. Fullen (3), Dutt (4), Cayl (9) and Hoffman. W- Sinnott. Cecil (7) and Breed- Sinnott (13-5). L—Fullen (1-2). Home Runs-Arkansas, Huntz (9); Amarillo, Hartman (5). Cagers to Tour SAO PAULO; (AP) — Wichita State's touring basketball team will play seven games against Brazilian teams later flu's month and in ; September, the Sao Paulo Basketball Federation said .Monday. • wreiilers in>a best-of-throe, 60-minute scuffle. ,* Opponents are Sweet Georgia 'Brown and Princess Ubangi. Two Negro men were on the pi-ogram a week ago and drew a big crowd. ; * * * Admissions are 75 cents for adults, 25 cents for children. Ringside reserve seat tickets-may be purchased Inside the Arena starting at 6:30. : First bell at 8:30. Oh, yes. 'One other thing. There is a surprise referee. GO KING EDWARD America's Largest Selling Cigtt Stop Hunting • •• ..Look In Your Newspaper for: Local, State, National and International News Social Happenings and Fashion Tips Interesting Accounts and Pictures of Happenings in the Sports Field Bargains and Special Services Offered in the Classified and Display Ads BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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