The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1968 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 11, 1968
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Face Jonesboro Tomorrow Chickasaws Get Ready By Frank Ellis Courier'News Sports Editor More than once in our life times, we hear the advice, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." The Blytheville High School basketball squad will be out to do just that tomorrow night when Coach Dwight Williams leads his men to Jonesboro lo seek a victory at ttie expense of the Hurricane. Two weeks ago, in the opening round of the Holiday Tournament at Leachville, the Chickasaws, riding high from a victory over Horace Mann High, were upended by Coach Charley Eagle's men, 42-37. Hence, the Chickasaws reason to try and heed the advice about giving it another whirl. . The Chickasaws have been Idle from game action since last Friday's very strong win over Pine Bluff, a game which was taken by the Chicks, 71-50. "However, the score can be Somewhat deceptive. : j Williams pointed out after the Victory that even though his men did get some fairly easy sho:|. through the Zebras defense, it Was because "our men were hav- Bg a real hot night and were piiiiniiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiMM'iiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiii ...... i COURIER NEWS PAQE EIGHT Thursday January II, playing to the full limit of their ability. Pine Blutf's record (7-3) coming into the game) speaks for itself, and we're happy with having gotten the win. We would have been pleased to squeak by with a one-point victory since they have such a good ball club. That being said, the Chickasaws will have their work cut out for them as they invade Craighead County. Jonesboro has been playing improving ball in the past several weeks. Following the triumph over Blytheville, the Hurricane battled Leachville on fairly even terms before succumbing to the Lions in the tournament finals. Last weekend the Eagle-men whipped Jacksonville 46-40 at the Red Devils," home court and then fought top-ranked Little Rock Central for two per- Feud Flares Up At Convention By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - And the war goes on. And on and on. The struggle for supremacy in track and field between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Amateur Athletic Union reverted to its infancy Wednesday when the NCAA officially called off the federally Imposed moratorium at its an nual convention here. An NCAA council statement, approved by the convention at large, said that beginning, after the 1968 Olympics, the NCAA would again insist on "certifying" any non-collegiate meet that college athletes take part in. . This was the policy first adopted in January 1965 that led to a summer full of bitterness before the NCAA, at the request of the U.S. Senate, agreed not to enforce the certification rule pending the decision of a panel headed by labor mediator Theo- dsre Kheel. The AAU has always insisted that it is the only body that can sanction a meet and would not. ask for NCAA certification of the meets it sponsors. The NCAA, for its part, will not ask the AAU for sanction of its meets where non-college athletes sometimes compete. Kheel has promised that his committee will render its long- awaited decision soon, perhaps next month, but NCAA executive director Walter Byers said the council was unwilling to wait before reinstating (lie certification rule. He said it would not be enforced until November because commitments had aready been made for the current indoor track season and because the council did not want to interfere with Olympic preparations. Byers obliquely issued a warning to the Kheel committee, saying, "we will not be bound by any decision that does not permit us to look out for our own athletes." In other action, NCAA modified its 1.6 student eligibility rule—though not enough to suit some members—and voted to allow freshmen to compete in all varsity sports except football and basketball. The 1.6 rule requires a student to project that numerical average, about a C minus, on entrance tests approved by the NCAA and to maintain,that av- erge through his college career in order to compete on college teams. As modified, though, he need not maintain the 1.6 average if he projects that average on admission tables equal to or harder than the NCAA tables. . leavers Busiest earn In 66 Years NEW YORK -. (NBA) - You're down to the final question on the big sports quiz and you need only one correct answer for a perfect score. Here it is: Which of the following schools has the winningest record in collegiate basketball history? . . . Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, St. John's or Oregon State? The one you probably eliminated right at first is, surprisingly enough, the team with the top mark. According to Bostonian Bill Mokray, a noted basketball historian, Oregon State's Beavers had won 976 games in 86 years of competition, following the 1966-67 season. At the start of this season Kansas was 14 games behind OSU but posted a 23-4 mark last year compared to the Beavers' 14-14. Oregon State would have to win 24 games this season to be the first school to win 1,000 games. That's unlikely, however, since OSU would have to win the Pacific Eight Conference and advance in (he NCAA regionals to attain that goal this season. UCLA is in the same conference. If KU can be as consistent as in past few seasons, It could close next season in the race for 1,000 victories, Kentucky, which holds the highest winning percentage at .763 in 62 years of basketball, is third in total wins and followed by (in order): St, John's, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Carolina, Duke, Temple, Notre Dame, Montana State, Washington, Yale, Western Kentucky and Bradley. The representation is evenly balanced, with three teams coming from the South and four each from the West, East and Midwest, Mokray also notes that among the winners Yale has been playing the longest—72 years-and that only • Kentucky, Western Kentucky and St. John's are above .700 for tbi long haul iods before the Tigers settled down to claim Uieir eleventh straight victory of an undefeated season. The loss gave the Jonesboro squad a 7-7 record for the year. Blytheville, on the other hand, has raced to nine wins in 12 outings, but the spectre of that 42-37 loss a fortnight ago should serve to remind the Chickasaws to be on their toes tomorrow evening. Well Maris Signs Up ST. LOUIS (AP) - Roger Maris shrugged off the effects of Bell's Palsy, expressed desire for the baseball season to start and signed his 1968 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. In a novel telephone hookup between St. Louis and St. Petersburg, Fla., General Manager Bing Devine announced that Marie signed for .he same sal- ry he made last year. Estimates put Maris in the $75,000 class. Devine said the telephone news conference was an idea he picked up while serving as general manager of the New York Mets. Maris was In Florida working out details of his new job with the beer company that co-sponsors the Cardinals' game. He and his brother have been granted an Anheuser-Busch distributorship. The outfielder, who is tha second player named by the Cardinals to sign a 1968 contract, had announced that he plans to move to Florida later in the year. Maris, the Cardinals' top run producer in the seven-game World Series against the Boston Red Sox, said he was virtually through with the ailment that had affected the muscles on the right side of his face. "Right, now the Bell's palsy is very good and I'm feeling no effects whatever. It came along a lot faster than I had thought it would." Papooses Wm, Lose Despite the bad weather on Monday night, the Blytheville Junior High School basketball squads met Senath -Homers- ville in the Missouri city and split the night's doubleheader. The B squad triumphed 27-22 before a good turnout of fans. Ronnie Bisher led the way with 11 points and received assistance from Parrish with 6. Mike Brewer, 5, Neil Brewer, 2, and Porter, Payne and Robinson, 1 each. . . . Both teams attempted a total of 55 free throws in the batttle. The Papooses dropped the aftermath, 35-34, after leading throughout the contest, "It was a tight ball game but we lost it at the end," Coach Fred Mitchell explained this morning. Mike McCall paced the Paps with 15 markers as the losers sank 10 of 15 free-throws to the victors, 17 of 33. Charles Crigger contributed 8 to the cause while Ray Bunch and Mike Johnson added 4 and Terry Payton, 3. ATTACK—Three Blytheville High School basketball players moved speedily toward the basket during a recent practice session as the Chickasaws prepared for tomorrow night's conference clash with Jonesboro. The Chickasaws will be looking for their sixth conference win. They've lost only one league tussle. (Courier News Photo) Hot-Handed Hawks Mishandle Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Philadelphia 76ers might lave thought St. Louis was hot in the first half, but the Hawks really showed them what "hot" is in the third quarter. St. Louis was hot enough to build up a 60^48 halftime lead Wednesday night, but the Hawks really sizzled in the third period, hitting 15 of 20 field goal attempts to open up an insurmountable 103-78 lead. The loss at Philadelphia was the 76ers second straight and cut their lead in the National Bas- Division to two .games over the Boston Celtics, who beat Seattle 123-110 behind the play of John Havlicek. In other NBA games, New York topped Los Angeles 115-101 for its sixth straight victory, San Diego edged Detroit 122-118 and Cincinnati drubbed Baltimore 133-117. St. Louis, which increased its Western Division lead to two games over idle San Francisco, was led by Len Wilkins, who scored 28 points and handed out 11 assists. Paul Silas also scored 28 for the Hawks, and Wilt Chamberlain got 32 for Philadelphia. Havlicek came off the bench in the first period to spark one Boston spurt and then, with the scored tied 75-75, he came in again to score five points and sent the Celtics on a game breaking 13-3 flurry. Havlicek scored 25 points, Player-Coach.Bill Russell added 22 and Bailey Howell 20. 'Walt Hazzard paced Seattle with 24. Defense again was the key for New York. Leading only 81-79 after three periods, the Knicks held Los Angeles without a field goal for 3:59 and shot to a 96-S3 lead. Willis Reed poured in 30 points for New .York. Archie Clark got 22 for the Lakers. John Barnhill sank four straight layups .to give San Die go a 10 point lead, 93-83, .which the Rockets held. Don Kojis topped San Diego with 30 points, and Barnhill add ed 22. Dave DeBusschere scored 27 and Dave Bing 25 for Detroit. Cincinnati broke open its game in the second quarter by hitting 15 of 23 field goal at tempts while holding Baltimore to four, of-30. The Royals placed eight men in double figures—Oscar Rob ertson topping the list with 28 points. Jack Marin led Baltimore with 24. The Pittsburgh Pipers made the most of the three-point field goal while the Minnesota Muski- es were having trouble getting even the conventional two- joints, and now there is a new eader in the'American Basket- jail Association's Eastern Division * * * Pittsburgh, which bad trailed Minnesota by percentage points, took a one-game lead by edging Dallas. 123-120 in overtime Wednesday night as the Muskies CarlNamed Top Ma By LARRY GLDRIDGG WAKEFIELD, Mass. (AP) A heavily perspiring Carl Yas- trzemski had just finished one of his rugged daily workouts when he was told he had been voted Male Athlete of the Year for 1967 by an overwhelming margin in the annual Associated Press poll. "I know what it's like to be on top and I want to stay on top," the slugging Boston Red Sox outfielder said in explaining what motivates him to keep squeezing trips to the gym into his hectic off-season schedule. "I worked hard to get where I am, and I'm not going to get complacent how," he added. Yastrzemski, who earned the American League's Most Valuable Player award and Triple Crown in batting while leading the underdog Red Sox to the pennant, said he wanted to say more than "just the. usual things" about this latest award. "This is really one of the outstanding honors, and I want everybody who voted for me to knowhow thankful I am," he said. "A lot of awards are for just one sport, like baseball, but this one is especially important where it takes in so many thousands of athletes in all sports" * Carl Yastrzemski lost to Indianapolis 105-79 The Pipers, winning for 17th time in 18 games, fell behind by four points in the overtime but then cashed in on three ihree-point baskets and went on to win. Regulation play had ended in 110-110 tie. Connie Hawkins scored 26 and Charlie Williams 24 for Pittsburgh. John Beasley poured 34 From Where You Are With What You Have— EVER WONDER WHAT YOU ARE WORTH TO ANOTHER COMPANY? You may be satisfied with your present position, but you owe it to yourself to look into the position we have to offer. Private and confidential interviews will be held. PLEASE DIRECT REPLIES TO I BOX 104 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS the and Player-Coach 29 for Dallas. Cliff Hagan Minnesota scored only 25 points in the first half, a league , low, and made only 27 of 108 j picking up 210 first-place votes field goal attempts in trounced by Indiana. Bob Netolicfcy led Indiana with 28 points and Roger Brown The balloting by 37« sports nals won the first one in; 1931. writers and broadcasters was I Frank Robinson of Baltimore, no contest, with Yastrzemski! who also took the AL's Triple Crown, was the 1966 winner. Yastrzemski led the AL In five batting departments, including a .326 average and J21 being I and 879.points on a basis of three for a first-place vote, two for second and one for third. Baltimore Colts' quarterback! runs batted in, and tied Min- the Muskies with 15. ball League's MVP, was a dis- added 27. Gary Keller topped John Unitas, the National Foot- i nesota's Harmon Killebrew, for f-Tio 7LAiic<lrinr- Tiiitli 1C 'hall T.aairiia*e> 1t£T7D *,,no n J;,-, IJlOSt Il0m6 TUTIS With 44. ' The 28-year-old outfielder also sparkled in the field and was at his best all season in the clutch, climaxing his tremendous year In the only other ABA action, I tant second with 267 points. Houston nipped Anaheim 122-120 in overtime and Denver topped Kentucky 99-83 j Next in order were Jim Ryun, 'who broke his'own world record for the mile run with a 3,51.1 Willie Somerset hit a Moot clocking; pro golfer Jack Nick-1 by going 7-for-8 and driving in jump shot in the final second of the extra period for Houston's victory Somerset stole the ball and .passed to Hal Hale, who scored with 18 seconds left, sending the game into overtime at Ill-Ill. Somerset led all scorers with 28 points. Warren Davis and Larry Bunce got 24 each for Anaheim. laus, who set a money-winning! six runs in the ' must" victories record of $188,988; and ace half-! over Minnesota on the last tw« back O.J. Simpson, who led Southern California to the national college football championship. Yastrzemski is the third baseball player in a row to win the honor, the the last seven years, and the 15th since Pepper Martin of the St. Louis Cardi- days of the season. He kept it up in the World Series, hitting .408 with three home runs in the losing effort against the St. Louil Cardinals. Yaz said the inspiration ol being in the pennant fight was a big factor in his individual success. Ford LTD, XL,Country Squire... for people who don't want to pay extra for disappearing headlamps. Don't spend a cent until youVe seen Ford LTD, XL and Country Squire. All three give you disappearing headlamps and die- cast grilles at no extra cost-the only cars in their class that do! Elegant outside. Elegant inside. Three of the quietest-riding Fords ever built See the man with better ideas.. .your Ford Dealer. 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