The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1968 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 9, 1968
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Edge Bay, 59-57 Leachvill e Champ By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor "Neither rain nor snow, neither sleet nor ice. . . shall keep these couriers from their appointed rounds." These words, or ones similar to them, are oft applied to the worthy carriers of Uncle Sam's mail as they go from door to door in the fairest or foule-;t of weather, delivering letters and parcels to expectant citizens. COURIER NBWS PAGE EIGHT Tuesday, January 9, 1068 plausibly be credited to the leads in both the first and second half. Despite this, they were mlghT^st bio to hang on and get the vie- basketball team High School. of Leaciiville put it, "even through we did f nst niphl TiPifliPr thrpat nf niove out to a te "-P° int s l )read Last night, neither threat of w d , t f r . t? vnarte nnv ctrnna Annncifinn atf Hi' 11 -''. "^ "'««*- *- rors which kept hurling our cause. "Brty has a fine ball club, too and you have to admire the way they came rigtit back after falling behind so much." Keith wound up as high point man for the game with 22 points and was named to the All- Tournament team in post-game festivities. "Ronnie played his usual strong, outstanding game," Widner said," and he deserved being named to the All-Star team." Guard Phil Warren supported Keith with 10 markers and, according to Widner, "played a fine overall ballgame." Joe Sharp netted nine counters and "did a good defensive job as well as working the re- Icy roads nor strong opposition kept them from their appointed .(final) round of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Jonesboro and their goal of the championship of the tourney's "A" division. ; The Lions came through with * chill-raising victory in the final five seconds of play with a J9-57 win over top-seeded Bay. As he has been consistently throughout the season, Ronnie Keith once again was the hero for Coach John Widner's contingent, * * # Ronnie found daylight amid a host of Bay defenders with the score knotted at 57 and drove for the basket as the clock showed five seconds left to play. His shot was good and the Lions had retained the title they won last year. The win was a repeat of an other Leaciiville milestone as well. In 1966-67, the Widner-men had captured the first annual Holiday Tournament, (hosted then at Blytlieville) and went on to take the Jonesboro affair. Last weekend they waltzed away with the 1967 version of the Holiday Tournament and capped their string with last night's triumph. "I'm extremely proud of all the young men on our squad," Widner said this morning. "They had the stickahility to stay in there and come through with (he victory." "We cut down on some of our mistakes in the first half and we are really happy with these back-lo-back tournament wins." Widner was referring to the fac! lhat the Lions had twice frittered away eight to 10 points bounds well." Preston Tate contributed 8 points even though he was forced to sit out more than half the game with foul trouble. Rick Drury "did his usual tint job," according to his coach, and added 8 points to the Lioni attack. Jerry FInley took up some of the slack caused by the absence of Reggie Keith and he scored two points. Alan Fortenberry saw action and played well though he did not score. "Heggie Keith was ill and unable to dress out," Widner explained, "and we really missed him." * + * Ronnie McMaster led Bay's scoring with 21 points. In all, the Lions won the game i from the floor, sinking 23 field I goals to Bay's 18. Three Lions were named to the All-Tournament team. Besides Keith, Preston Tate and Rick Drury earned the accolade for their strong play throughout the Week's games. John Benson, outstanding center from MANILA High School was also placed on the squad for his efforts in leading the Manila Lions to the semifinals. Others named to the team were McMaslers, plus his teammates* Bobby Faulkenberry 'and Paul Hammett; Highland's Bill Hard; Brinfcley's Gus Rusher, and Nettleton's Danny Honnoll. That "snow and sleet and ice" gave (lie Lions a rough time getting to the gymnasium and back to their homes afterwards, but as Widner expressed it so admirably, "we didn't mind it at all." H. S. Poll Central Is Number 1 PRACTICE PAYS—A last second, driving lay-up, as practiced here by Ronnie Keith, gave the Leachville Lions the championship of tiie Northeast Arkansas Tournament last night at Jonesboro. Ronnie, caught here at a recent practice session, evaded Bay 'High School defenders and dropped in the win basket with five seconds showing on the clock. No doubt, he and all Lions rooters are in agreement today as to the value of such practice shots. (Courier News Photo) NCAA Convention Gets Down To Work College Scores By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Taking time out for a couple of angry words at the Amateur Athletic Union, the annual convention of jthe National Collegiate Athletic Association began to talk about a national football champion- | convention. Conceivably, the plan could be put into effect as early as the fall of 1969. "Our purpose," said Paul By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Villanova 74, Niagara 57 Northeastern 55, MIT 53 South SW La. 95, Nicholas Stale 68 LSU 79, Georgia 76 Tennessee 64, Vanderbilt 62 Florida 94, Mississippi 75 Kentucky 84, Alabama 76 Miss. St. 66, Auburn G2 So. 111. 63, Oglethorpe, Ga., 52 Wake Forest 97, Virginia 90 Jacksonv'le 62, Ga. Tech 53 Va Tech 90, Win. & Mary 70 Kentucky Wesleyan 79, Tennessee Martin 65 Midwest Missouri 86, Colorado 66 Iowa 71, Chicago Loyola 65 Kansas 68, Iowa State 67 Notre Dame 72, Creighton 63 Indiana St. 71, Valparaiso 70 Bowling Green 75, Athletes in Action 72 Southwest Texas-El Paso 83, Lamar Tech G5 Colo. St. 99, West Tex. St. 88 Texas A&M 94, Texas Tech 81 Far West Okla. City 72, San Fran. 71 Idaho St. 85, Montana 69 sociation, said there was strong sentiment for retaining the current unlimited substitution rule. "It is erroneous to Believe Brechler of the Western Athletic i there is any financial saving in Conference and chairman of the committee studying the plan, "is to find out if there is a workable plan and, if so, to submit it limited substitution," Curtice said. "Also, most of the smaller colleges prefer free substitu- shlp, rules changes and a dozen . now and one other topics. | The meetings officially got <.jf under way Monday and both tion." to the convention a year from j Curtice said the coaches were NCAA President Marcus Plant and the head of the U.S. Track and Field Federation, Father Wilfred Crowley, voiced displeasure with the AAU. Plant contended that AAU had repeatedly violated the moratorium on the feud between the USTFF, an arm of the NCAA, and the AAU over the control of amateur track and field. The moratorium was to last until a federal panel worked out a permanent solution. A proposal for a series of playoffs to decide a national football champion is coming under serious-discussion at the *• * it's found impractical, that's the report we'll make. We have many differences of opinion on the committee but all of .us have determined to tackle their the project affirmatively. We're not going to say, 'It can't be done.'" Jack Curtice of the University of California at Santa Barbara,' secretary of the rules committee of the Football Coaches As- in favor, however, of going back to the 1966 rule governing punts. Last year's rule, permitting only ends and backs to go down- field at the snap of the ball, raised a controversy. ' We discovered the rule didn't cut down on injuries as I % ^gh SchooUthletic' expected and the returns aver-' aged only 1.6 yards more than the. year before," said Curtice. Under the old rule, everybody Little Rock Central, Fort Smith Northside, Greenbrier and El Dorado remain in the top four spots in the Associated Press Arkansas high school basketball poll but the last six spots have undergone various changes. Two new teams, Turrell and Leachville, crashed into the select group by winning their re- 5. North Little Rock (8-4) .. 49 6. LR Horace Mann (7-6) .. 37 7. Mganolia Columbia (21-1) 33 8. Blytheville (9-3) 25 9. Turrell (18-0) 24 10. Leachville (14-2) .14 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Bay, Cotter, FS Southside, Hot Springs, Lavaca, Pine Bluff Townsend Park, Prescott McCrae, Pyatt, Texar- spective divisions of the North- kana and Weiner. east Arkansas Invitational at Jonesboro. Turrell is 18-0 and ranked ninth while Leachville is 14-2 and tenth. North Little Rock, sixth last week, won two games and swapped places with fiftti- ranked Little Hock Horace Mann. Mann dropped a three- point, decision to Northside. Magnolia Columbia added three more victims to its long i list and moved up from eightn to seventh. Blytheville dropped' notch to eigfith despite winning its only game of the week. Pine Bluff, ranked ninth last week, split two games and fell from the top ten. Weiner disappeared from the top ten after losing a five-point decision to Turrell in the finals at Jonesboro. Here are the results of the poll with first place votes and team records in parentheses and total points at right: 1. LR Central (10-) (11-0) 100 2. FS Northside (9-2) 77 i eighth, 3. Greenbrier (16-1) 691 Tennessee moved from sixth Same Three Lead Poll By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There was a game of basketball chairs, but UCLA, Houston and North Carolina remain seated in the front row of The Associated Press' major college basketball rankings. UCLA, 10-0, still tops the Top Ten poll, released Monday, with 389 points and 38 first place votes. Houston, 15-0, remains second with 351 points and the other first place vote, and North Carolina, 9-1, retains third with 301 points. Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 9478 last Saturday and replaced the Commodores in fourth place. Vanderbilt dropped to 4. El Dorado (8-2) 67 New High School Rules LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Eight new rules will go into effect for the 1968 football season as a result of action last weekend by the National Federation tions. Under the new rules: —A team with a player on the field without all required to fifth, and Utah advanced from seventh to sixth. St. Bonaventure jumped from ninth to seventh, while New Mexico, 10th last week, moved to ninth. Columbia is the only newcomer to the Top Ten, taking over 10th . place after trounching two Ivy | League opponents. Oklahoma City, eighth last week, lost twice and dropped from the rankings. St. Bonaventure, 11-0, and New Mexico, 13-0, along with UCLA are the only unbeaten members of the Top Ten. The Top Ten, as of Jan. 7, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points on a 10- downfield at the snap. HERE ARE low example*of thr longevity el oatftandln*goalies, the oldest in (be National Hockey League: At left, (top) Gamp Wontej, Montreal, W; (bottom) Johnny Bower, Toronto, 44; right (top) Glen Hall, St. Lonh, 36; (bottom) terry toreta* few Aa|eki, K. f crhap they wffl afl one day Jut melt away. Pittsburgh Starts Another Streak By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pittsburgh's 15-game winning string recently was snapped but the Pipers have quickly started another streak—one game—to edge within nine percentage points of first place in the Eastern Division of the American Basketball Association. Chico Vaughn's 15-foot jump shot with two seconds remaining gave the Pipers a 109-107 road victory over Houston while first-place Minnesota was losing a 107-103 decision at Kentucky. New Jersey topped Oakland 124-118 at Portlano, Ore., in other ABA action Monday night. In the National Basketball Association, the New York Knicks won their fourth straight game with a 119-113 victory at Seattle in the only game scheduled. Pittsburgh, which saw its long string stopped last week by Kentucky, got 73 points from Vaughn, Connie Hawkins'and Charlie Williams, sending the Pipers on the .winning trail again. Vaughn had 27, Hawkins 26 and Williams 20,12 in the last half. Art Becker topped Houston with 30 points. the kicking team could go j tective equi p ment will te jM*te basis: nfield at the snan. i£ ssessed a fc^ ^^ j 1. UCLA (38 -If a kickofl is touched il-j 3 . North Carolina legally by a member of the kicking team before the ball has traveled 10 yards, the receiving team may take control at the point of contact. —On a double foul, both fouls must be made during live ball. —Video tape or any mechani- High Schoo! High School Northeast Arkansas Invitational A Division Leachville 59, Bay 57, first place B Division Turrcll 62, Weiner 87, first place National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Rcsulti No games scheduled Today's Gamci No gamei scheduled the . Kentucky led most of . game but had to stave off a last- L minute Minnesota rally to 1 clinch the victory. Louie Dampier 1 led the Colonels with 30 cal visual aid is prohibited dur- (38) 2. Houston (1) 3. North Can 4. Kentucky 5. Tennessee 6. Utah 7. St. Bonaventure 8. Yanderhilt 9. New Mexico 10. Columbia 351 301 256 183 159 135 114 89 points, followed by Darel Carrier's 27. 'Mel Daniels paced the Muskies with 25. Dan Anderson triggered New Jersey to its victory over the Oaks, despite a spirited Oakland comeback from a 16-point halftime deficit. Anderson tossed in 31 points while Tony Jackson, Walt Simon and Mel Nowell chipped in with 25, 24 and 23 points, respectively. Levern •A game interrupted by a cause beyond the control of | game officials will continue at! the point of interruption unless; both tea_ms agree otherwise. —All ineligible receivers will be required to remain in or behind the neutral zone until a pass beyond the line of scrimmage is in flight. —A player who signals for a fair catch is prohibited from blocking an opponent on that down. —Polyfoam pylons or flags Tart, the league's leading scor-imay be used to mark the inter- topped the Oaks with 27 section of the sidelines with the er points. 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