The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 23, 1966
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Wtiai's This? — Chicks Short — A Low Blow For Chicks: Macre Hurt Blytheville High football Chickasaws, who do not have any personnel to give UR, were short three regu- 'irs yesterday. Well, they really weren't shflrt quarterback Bryant GuUlot but he was there — in^horta — with a minor injury. .•• Suard David Miles was present but was in civilian clothes while awaiting a swollen knee to get back to . Guard John Macre was in civilian clothes also but is lost to the team for an indefinite time. In a morning blocking drill, someone roll' over on his arm and broke it. Bob Williams, head coach, feels this is a big blow to the BHS chances. "We really felt John was ready to come into his own this year and play ball for us. He's been doing a fine job. Fine Job." * * * The team is to pose for photographs tomorrow afternoon, then work out that night on Haley Field. There is a scrimmage lined np for Friday night. Fans are invited. Price of admission is a bar of soap. Thursday night is the annual kickoff barbecue at Walker Park, sponsored by the Chickasaw Athletic Club. Guest speaker is Bennie Ellender, head football coach at Arkansas State College. Tickets are $2, and available at the two banks, from booster club members, or at the park Thursday night. The eat-out hours are 5:30 to 7:30, with the rally to start at 7:30 in the grandstand. 2,0 Defeat Pepsi Try Is Fizzle KENNETT — Pepsi-Cola of'Blytheville failed for the second straight tune to nail down the Kennett Softball League championship, surrendering to McCauls here last night 2-0. McCau]s registered a run in the first and another in the second—both unearned — to take away the win. The Blytheville men loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth but the Missourians pulled off some fancy plays to keep the plate untouched. In the first, Pepsi put runners on second and third with only one out. * * * The visitors from Arkansas have three more games in which to claim the crown, the first is Thursday night at 8 against the same Mc- Cauls club. Region 4 AMERICAN LEGION At Memphis Bilexi (Miss.) 8, New Iberia (La.) 4 Soutji San Antonio (Texas) 3, Nashville (tenn.) 2 Tonight Bilori n. Nashville, 8:00 Wednesday (Championship) South San Antonio vs, Biloxi- Nashville winner Hmmm. He's Not a Baft Catcher, Honest! Bucs' Luck Holds By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Jesse Gander finally is catching up with Frank Robinson and Vada Pinson again, but he'd rather catch up with Yogi Beri. Gonder, who was a high school chum of Robinson and Pinson, continued hitting like the two sluggers Monday night, raping three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged Philadel- aia 6-5 and maintained their one-percentage-point lead in the National League pennant race. Gonder, a reserve catcher, has started the last three games for the Pirates and has collected eight hits in 13 at bats, raising his average 54 points to .245. But as elated as Gonder is about his hitting, he prefers building his image as a catcher, an image he contends has been marred unjustifiably. * * * "I'm not a bad catcher," he said. "I hate to say this, but I have to blame the New York When I was with the Mets, the press was building the Mets' image. Any time a player did something wrong, they'd play it up big. "Like one day the headline read, 'Gonder drops pop fly, Mets lose.' I don't think I got a fair shake." The Pirates are willing boosters for Gonder's defense. "He hasn't caught a bad game for us this year," pitcher Al McBean said. Added Manager Harry Walker: "Bob Veale would rather pitch to him than anyone else." . * * * The 30-year-old Gonder has traveled extensively since attending McClymonds High School in Oakland, Calif., with Robinson and Pinson. He played with 11 rriinor league teams and four major league teams - both New Yorks, Cincinnati and Milwaukee — before joining the Pirates this season., In other National League games, second-place San Francisco defeated Cincinnati 5-2, Los Angeles edged Atlanta 4-3 in 12 innings, St. Louis blanked Houston 3-0 and Chicago downed New York 8-4. There were no games scheduled in the American League. The Pirates added 14 other hits to Gonder's three. One was Bill Mazeroski's two-run triple, which powered a four-run rally in the fifth inning. Mazeroski put the Pirates ahead of Philadelphia 4-3 with the triple, then scored as Bob Bailey singled. Hal Lanier scored on Len Gabrielson's fifth-inning single, putting San Francisco ahead 32, then added a two-run single in the eighth. Reliever Lindy McDaniel preserved the victory by blanking Cincinnati m {our hltt in the last {our inningi. Lou Johnson's twMut, run- scoring single in the 12th inning kept Los Angeles three games out of first. Ron Fairly's run. scoring single put the Dodgers ahead 3-2 in the eighth, but Atlanta tied it in the ninth on Mack Jones' sacrifice fly. Hank Aaron hit his 34th homer {or the Braves. * * * Steve Carlton scattered seven hits for his first major league shutout. Curt Flood supplied enough batting support, singling home runs in the first and fifth innings. Houston,got only .one runner to third. Randy Hundley hit a two-run homer, and Ron Santo slugged two doubles and a single, leading Chicago past New York. Ken Holtzman scattered eight hits, including Jim Hictassa's two-run homer in the fourth. *- By IRA MILLER PITTSBURGH (AP)-{ Bill Mazeroski and Gene Alley have their way, the double play may become more important than the green weenie in the stretch drive for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates' second base-short stop duo collaborated on three twin-killings Monday night in a 6-5 victory over Philadelphia that left them 38 short of the National League record with 39 games to break it. That's 161 DPs in 123 games for Pittsburgh, which held its one-percentage-point edge over second-place San Francisco. The record of 198 is held by the 1958 Dodgers. Despite the "vital" role the green weenie has played in hex- THE BLASTER! I ing Buc foes, Pittsburgh's pitch- 1 ers, who need all the help they can get, will tell you they'd rather have double plays any time. * * * Two of the three Monday night ended innings and kept the Phillies from scoring a runner from third. Add two runs to five in a 6-5 defeat and you get the picture. "They're the best I ever saw," marveled Buc skipper Harry Walker. "Maz gets the ball away so quickly and Alley charges it like no one's business." Mazeroski, who also lent a hand with the bat-his two-run triple in the fifth put Pittsburgh ahead to stay-said he anticipates the double play, but Alley says he takes them as they come. Like the ball Callison hit (with runners on first and third, one out in the seventh and the Phils a run down)," Mazeroski said. "I said to myself 'double lay' all the way." • "I never think of the double play," said Alley, "If you get it, you get it, if you don't get it there's nothing you can do." * * * Meanwhile as the Pirates roll on, everyone's still wondering what ever happened to the adage that pitching was three-quarter? of baseball. Pittsburgh's starter Woody Fryman lasted only an inning Monday night before the Phillies blasted him out on four straight hits. Don Cardwell came in as the stopper and picked up his first win in a long while when the Bucs got to Bob Buhl in the fifth. Through-four innings, the Pk rates had seven hits and had stranded six runners, but they blasted six hits, in a row in the fifth for the four decisive runs. RICHARD THE RIPPER - Blytheville High wingback Richard Connell looks, examines, then hits the newest piece of equipment on the Blytheville High practice field, known as the Blaster. It's designed to tough- en up the players and prepare 'em to blast through enemy Hnes. Richard has gained two pounds this year. He's up to 125 now. (Courier News Photos) iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinininiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiii Fight* iiiiiiiniNiiniiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiii LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Ernie (Red) Lopez, 144, Orem, Utah, outpointed Johnny Brooks, 145%, Henderson Nev., 10. •^illllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiinniniiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig COURIER NEWS I g Tuesdny, August 23, 1964 PASS SIX iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiininiDiitiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiinl PLEASE NOTICE To get to the B.F. Goodrich Store during Construction work on Broadway Street: Drive around street barricade at Post Office on North Broadway. We are open for business . . . Please excuse the inconvenience. B. F. GOODRICH STORE 330 N. Broadway Ph. PO 3-8116 Get "In Shape'' FOR LEAGUE August Special! 3 GAMES FOR $ i 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 9:30 P.M. til Closing Per Person Monday through Friday SHAMROCK LANES CHICKASAW KICK-OFF BARBECUE Al Light Brigade Field Thurs,,Aug25 5:30 P.M. Featuring Arkansas State Coach Bennie Ellender and Staff: Bill Templeton - Don Floyd Ike Tomlinson Coach Bennie Ellender Delicious PIT BARBECUE WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS! ALL YOU CAN EAT! Tickets Are Available From any Member of the Chickasaw Athletic Club. $2 each. Support Your Booster Club By Attending This Ad Sponcored by BLYTHEVILtE WATER CO.

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