The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1968 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 12, 1968
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At Jonesboro Chickasaws Want Win By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor That, much lalked-aboul and maligned topic, the weather, may have an important bearing on the outcome of tonight's basketball clash between the Chickasaws of Blytheville High School and the Hurricane of Jonesboro. Old Man Winter, delighting in the ice, sleet, snow and hazardous conditions which are his forte, has been playing a hand in the preparations for the important conference battle. Coach Charley Eagle was forced to cancel the scheduled Tuesday workout of his men because of the wintry conditions, most of his players being unable to traverse the slippery roads and. walks to the Hurricane gymnasium. Eagle said afterwards that he hoped "we can get ready in two days, because we need this game badly if we are going to climb in the conference race." The Hurricane did have the opportunity to work on Monday but the loss of the Tuesday session may hinder the effectiveness of the Gang's attack and play a part in the game's out- Coming into the fray, the Hur ricanc finds itself with an over all 7-7 record while it is 1-4 ii conference action. Last, weekend the Eagle-met split a pair of league battles t move ahead of Jacksonville in conference ranking. Jonesboro topped Jacksonvlle 46-40 in a road contest befon falling the following night tc Little Rock Central. The win over the Red Devi! was the first in league play foi Jonesboro, their win over Ely Iheville in the recent Hoiida; Tournament not counting in con ference statistics. Jonesboro may be without the full-time services of its leading scorer and rebounder, Steve Hudson. Hudson, a 6-1 senior, was un able, to participate in early week drills because of an ankle injury sustained in the Little Rock loss. Eagle said hopefully, "I think Steve will be ready to go a gainst Blytheville, but I doubt that he will be a full speed though." In the holiday game, the Hurricane center led iiis team in icoring with 11 points and led the way as the winners outre- Packers Choice In Super Bowl By JACK HAND , Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — With all due rejspect to young Daryle Lamon- ic^ and his 30 touchdown passes thp led Oakland to its first American Football League title, Sunday's Super Bowl game be- lojigs to Bart Starr and the pro- veii old pros from Green Bay. In the last go round of a long, lortg season the old hand-picker has to go with the Packers to ma'ke it. two in a row for the National champs. Let's take a sliol at the score. (Jreen Bay 31. Oakland 16. If it's close, 40-year-old George Blanda and his ability to kick the long field goal could mean an upset victory for the twi-touchdown underdogs from Oakland. But that would mean that Oakland must be able to clamp down on Starr and his wifle receivers— Boyd Dowler aijid Carroll Dale— while cracking the fefce. stubborn Packer de- Oakland does not appear to have Hie man-for-man talent of th§ Kansas City Chiefs, who fell before the Packers last year 351(£. Still, the Raiders must have a 'tetter over-all team because tlisy marched through the AFL wjjh a 13-1 record and beat Kansas City twice. 23-21 and 44-22. Johnny Ranch's Raiders led the league in total defense and year, actually is completing his rushing defense and were first first as a No. 1 quarterback. He in'scoring with 468 points. Their i had a great, year with 30 fouch- ojunse was third in average! down passes and 220 comple- yai-dage, both running and pass-1 lions in 425 attempts. He was (an amazing figure) in running defense and first i n pass defense. * + * Although the Packers allowed an average of 137 yards per game on running during the regular season, they gave up but 11 touchdowns on the ground and 13 in the air for a total of 24. The Raiders, who scored 58 touchdowns to 39 for Green Bay, yielded 29 in all, 11 on runs and 18 on passes. But all of this presupposes that the competition is equal, and the figures do not hack that up. The Packers did win,the first Super Bowl and the NFL did take 13 of 16 pre-season exhibitions. Starr, a 33-year-old veteran of 12 pro seasons, has been here before. He proved his cool once again on that frigid New Year's Eve in Green Bay when he sneaked home from the one for the winner With 13 seconds to go. Although he was below par in early season and was intercepted nine times jn the first two games, he closed strong Starr is a past master at probing a defense and finding the holes. If (he deep defense shuts off Dowler and Dale, he will go to Donny Anderson and Chuck Mercein. Lamonica, 25, in his fifth bounded the Chicks 30-25. He tops the Jonesboro squai In three categories, scoring, re bounding and field-goal per ccntage. His game average is 11.8, he's pulled down over loose balls per game and is shooting fields goals at a 48 percent clip. Coach Dwight Williams, sitting in his gymnasium office yesterday, expressed his sentiments about tonight's game with one sentence. "We need to win this one to stay where we are in the conference standings, and possibly even to move up a little." At the moment, with their 5-1 conference mark, the Chickasaws hold second place behind the still undefeated Central Tigers. Williams said he plans to start the same five which opened against Pine Bluff last Friday. That will rriean that Kenny Beard, the team's top rebound- er, and Jimmy Moore will start at forward, Aubrey Bell will iump at center, while Ben Robnson, the leading scorer and Stewart Jerome will man the ;uard positions. "I expect Jonesboro to play at least the same defense they used against us in the Holiday ^ournament, and they may •onie up with a new offensive move or two. I just hope they're not as hot shooting as they •ere against us over at Leach- n\\e," Williams concluded. * * * Going into tonight's thirteenth ;ame of the season, the Chick- isaws have been shooting from lie field at a 45 per cent clip, 182 of their 400 field ittempts. In the free-throw department, liey've hit on 110 of 181 of their harity tosses for a percentage f 61 percent. Individually, Robinson, hitting n 49 percent of his shots, leads lie scoring parade with 150 xiints for a 12.5 average, fol- owed by Jerome with 139 and 1.6 per game. Bell with 114, ind Beard with 83 follow in irder. Beard has converted the most oul shots and, has the highest ree-throw percentage, making 3 of 45 attempts for a 73 percent mark. Jerome leads the valuable a- ;Isl. department, having handed nit. 31 basket-producing passes. Beard, though not the tallest nember of the squad, leads in the vital rebounding area, having grabbed 83 errant shots from both the offensive and defensive boards. + * + Game time tonight will be 6 p.m. for the junior varsity game and 7:30 for the varsity. man Good Resigns Post LAST TIME-Jack Goodman, Blytheville Junior High football coach has stored footballs for the last time for the Papooses. After ttiree years at the helm of the future Chick- asaws, Goodman announced his resignation yesterday, to take effect at the end of the school year. (Courier News Photo) Johnny Is Pleased With The Weather By HAL BOCK . ..... ssociated Press Sports Writer BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - ow that John Rauch has the eatherman on his side, he's ecome a clockwatcher. The Oakland coach is con- erned that his Raiders might ot have enough tune to proper- prepare for Sunday's Super owl date with the Green Bay ackers. The Raiders worked for 90 inutes in bright sunshine lursday, a distinct change om the driving rainstorm they •acticed in the day before. "This is more like the kind of earner I expected," said auch, enjoying the shirtsleeve imate. "Our problem now is having lough time to get all our work ampleted. Preparing for a am like the Packers isn't the asiest thing in the world to coach sees any problem In getting his team up for the game. "I'm no psychiatrist," laughed Rauch, "You can't help being impressed with Green Bay. You know you're playing the best. I've never believed in being awed by a team. I've always felt that you have a chance to win any game you play. "We're loose and we'll go into the game that way," the Oakland coach concluded. The Raiders might be expected lo get up for the game but what about the Packers, who've won so often and for so,long? Lombardi just smiled ' If a man makes a million dollars," the Packer boss said, "be wants to make two million We'll be up." By Frank Ellis Courier News 'Sports Editor Jack Goodman, football coach at Blytheville Junior High School for the past three seasons, has resigned effective at the end of the present school yar. Goodman, a native of Portageville, Mo., and a 1963 graduate of Arkansas State University, announced yesterday that he has officially notified Supt. of Schools, J. K. Williams and junior high principal C. C. Dulaney as well as Blytheville High Coach Alan Stall that he will terminate his services with the close of classes in May, "It has been nice working with Mr. Dulaney and all the teachers who Have helped with the athletic program here at Blytheville Junior High," Goodman said, "and I most especially want to thank and praise Fred Mitchell for all the excellent help he has given me as my assistant these past three years. He's one of the best backfield coaches I have ever known. "As of the moment, I do not have any definite plans, but I do know that I'd like very much to remain in coaching. I'd say that there is a 98-99 percent chance that I will' continue coaching. I've been very fortunate in having three years of very good, talented young men to work with, and they have COURIER NEWS i PAGE TEN § Friday, January 12, 1M9 illllllllHIllllllllllllliUilllliilliliillillllillinillilllSllil'l given me their very best. I'm proud of them all." * .*• * In his .three-years tenure at . BJHS, Goodman amassed a record which showed 15 wins, 5 loses and one tie. : In 1.965, his squad was 4-2-1, in 1966 its record was 6-1-0 while the '67 Papooses finished with a 5-2-0 mark. An end, tackle and guard in : his playing days at Arkansas State under coaches King Block and Bones Taylor, Goodman came to • Blytheville following • two years as junior high coach and varsity line coach at Tn>." mann, Ark. Besides his gridiron duties here, he also assisted Mitchell with the basketball squad at •• BJHS, handling the eighth grade : - ? team while Mitchell directed the ninth graders. Goodman also coached the junior high track contingent. Last season in that capacity he saw two of his men qualify for the state track meet. Hayti North Tops Pemiscot ing. * •* T* "Green Bay was ninth in the Kfr'L in total offense, second in running and llth in passing. It ! intercepted 20 times to Starr's i 17. 11 remains to be seen how he will react to the Packer rush and how skillful he will be in working on the strong Green was first in total defense, 13th i Bay linebackers with his passes. ,uD BOYD DOWLER bobbted the past, but gained con- rtrol and ran for toocMowB. Dowler is a prime reason tbe "tinea Bwr Factor* an **!• Mjoylng treat succes*. Big Plans Big Man, By JIM VAN VALKENBURG Associated Press Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, (AP)-Ewing Kauffmau, Kansas City's new baseball owner, already has a a timetable for his club—a board of directors within a week, an executive vice president not long after, a first division club in five years and an American League eight years. pennant in It's the sort of ambitious plan you would expect from the man who last year received the Horatio Alger Award. He started his $130 million drug firm in the basement of his home 18 years ago. The league's owners put the city's 1969 expansion o," Rauch continued, lin didn't help." Oakland ran through a spirit<3, tough practice Wednesday ut it was necessarily limited the storm. "Wegot the most ut of it we could in view of the onditions," said Rauch. Thursday's sunshine was a •elcome change and the Raid- rs ran through their final full rill in pads. We'll taper off from now n," said Rauch. Meanwhile, at Fort Lauderdale, the Packers drilled for an hour in their best workout yet. "The sluggishness was gone," John Rauch said Coach Vince Lombard!. "II was a real fine Workout. We'i: go for an hour again Friday anc then maybe 10 or 15 minutes on Saturday." Lombard! activated Dick Capp, a rookie linebacker and tight end, for Sunday's game. Capp, who played in two of Green Bay's 14 regular season games, thus qualifies for a cut of the Super Bowl payoff. He'll get just over $2,000 if the Packers win and a little more than $1,000 if they lose. A full winning share, of course, is worth $15,000 per man with losers collecting $7,500 each. At those prices, neither Billie Jean King Is Top Female franchise in his hands here Thursday. Kauffman said he has talked to ' three or four top men who want to be executive vice president of the club." "They all want th« job, they are all excellent men and I'm certain the board, the public and I will like the board's choice," Kauffman said. "This will be as far as I'll go. Then It will be up to baseball men. I relieve in giving my executives complete authority." The next step will be setting up a top-flight organisation, he eaid. • I By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Billie Jean King, the bouncy, outspoken housewife who reestablished America's supremacy in women's tennis, beat out golf queen Kathy Whitworth and figure skating champion Peggy Fleming in being named the Femala Athlete of the Year for 1967 today. In a vote of 372 sports writer* and broadcasters participating in the annual Associated Press poll, Mrs. King, from Long Beach, Calif., drew 196 first- Billie Jean King Vruted States place votes and 854 points. |both tournaments, she won the Miss WhitwortSi, the leading female athlete in 1965 and 1966, had 70 first-place votes and 523 points while the 18-year-old Miss Fleming was third with 43 votes points were awarded on a basis of three for » first-place vote, two for second and one for third. Canada's Nancy Greene, the sensation of the skiing season, placed fourth followed by 15- year-old Debbie Meyer, the world's outstanding freestyle swimmer. Mrs. King, using * new-fan- gled steel racket, won Hie Wim- Wedon and U.S. championships, and clearly gained .the' No. 1 spot in tht world rtnkingi. In singles title by defeating Ann Haydon Jones of Britain in the finals, 6-3, 6-4 at Wimbledon and 11-9, 6-4 at Forest Hills. Miss Whitworth, from Jal, Springs, Colo., scored a runa- N.M., captured eight of 28 Ladies PGA events in 1967.; and led the gal pros in money-winnings with $32,937.50. Her victories included the Ladies LPGA Tournament, the Midwest Open, the Western Open, the Ladies World Series and the Alamo Open. Miss Fleming, from Colorado way triumph in the World at Pienna, Austria last March. It was the second straight title for the Cok>r«do College freshman. iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiainiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiniiiiiiiiiiNiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiii, Hockey National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Results Montreal 4, Philadelphia 2 Boston 5, Detroit 4 St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 2, tie Today's Game Toronto at Pittsburgh Saturday's Games Boston at Montreal Pittsburgh at Toronto, afternoon New York at St. Louis Chicago at Detroit Oakland at Minnesota Sunday's Games Minnesota at Boston St Louis at Chicago Philadelphia at Oakland Thursday's Fights TOKYO - Benkei Fujikura, Tokyo, outpointed Nakano Sasa- zaki, Tokyo.10, junior middleweights PORTLAND, Maine - Gene Herrick, ISO's, Saco, Maine, topped Joey Garroway, 149, Vew York. 5. LEADER JIM ZIELINSKI We are happy to announce that Mr, ZlclinsJtl led the entire sales force in nsed car salea fnr the month of December at Hob Sullivan. See Jin for the best deal on a new-'M Chevrolet or one of the many OK Used C»rs on hand. Despite the icy weather, SOUTH PEMISCOT High played two games> last night. The Steele Bulldogs varsity lost to HAYTI NORTH, 70-65, in a game which saw the hosts pull away in the third quarter for the win. Tied at the half, 34-34, the victors moved to a 55-46 margin in the next eight minutes and it was all over. Coach Jerry Sinko said, "they beat us in that third quarter, we had held them close till then." Hayti mentor Norman Nelson' said, "I thought it was a real good ball game and we had a real good crowd despite the weather." Scoring for Hayti showed Sport Joy, 27, Charlie Cecil, 14, Jerry Stanley, 13, Bill Faris and Jerry White, 6, and Danny Bradsher, 4. Lanny Tyler led the Bulldogs with 25, while Joe Allbritton got 23, Gary Ralph, 6, Jerry How- iell, 5. with James Kifer and 1 James Becker getting 2 each. South Pemiscot took the B game, 55-54 with six free throws in the last 55 seconds. Jarboe led the scoring with 18 while Davis and Holt each had 13. 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