FUTURE VARSITY CYCLONES - This is Coach Harold Wallace's Ottawa High sophomore team which proved itself this season in new basketball "proving" program. Front row, from left, Coach Wallace, Wayne Parker, Terry Lay, Dan Woodward, Don Peters, Don Weineke. Back row, from left, Rod Kitts, Terry Bonjour, Tom Shepherd, David Spears, Keith Saathoff and Gary Mavity. (Ottawa High Photo) Sophs Prove Themselves Missourians Pin Leaders « BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Saratoga Lanes of Maplewood, Mo., was on top today in the regular team division of the American Bowling Congress tournament on the strength of near 700-series by two of its members. By CONARD DOWNING With the advent of the new sophomore athletic program at Ottawa High School, under the supervision of Harold Wallace, the coaches strengthened their position to develop more and better players as well as afford more youngsters the opportunity to participate in athletics. Wallace, a veteran in the coaching field, explained the move as "a plan whereby every boy on the squad will play in enough ball games so that he will develop under competition." His statement wasn't wrong as his basketballers racked up a 5-3 record in their first full season of competition. "I think the program is accomplishing what we hoped it would," said Wallace. "It took care of at least a dozen boys that wouldn't have had as good an opportunity to play. Eventually we hope to evolve into a complete sophomore schedule, and next year we probably will be more apt to do so." Coach Wallace, a graduate of Pittsburg State, excelled in football and coached at Loury City and Appleton City, Mo., before coming to Ottawa. Since the move of Wallace to the sophomore program, the high school did a great deal to shape the future of Ottawa athletics. Wallace lends experience to the youngest of high school players. This past season, the Ottawa sophomores engaged eight opponents and defeated five. Olathe was the first to feel the sting of the sophs, as the Reds whipped the Birds, 42-26. After a loss to Bonner Springs, 40-33, the young Ottawans downed Emporia, 48-29, but slumped against a powerful Lawrence quintet to lose, 52-47, in a close battle. Wallace's mavericks then opened a winning streak as they drubbed Bonner Springs, 37-32, Olathe, 49-17, and Emporia, 42-23. Lawrence again caused a problem, racking the reds, 61-35, to close out the season. Ottawa's outstanding sophomore player, Gary Mavity, drew praise from Wallace. "Mavity is a real fine driver and a pretty fair ball handler. Gary usually drew the top defensive assignment if the player didn't have too much height for him." Mavity led the team in points scored over the 8-game route. One of the other players somewhat outstanding was David Spears, a 6-1 center, who was a tough defensive player and re- bounder and did a good job for the sophomores. The coach went on to single out other individuals who showed promise for the future. "Rod Kitfe has the potential, and, if he works hard, he should come around. Keith Saathoff was one of our better rebounders. We had a lot of fine boys, but what impressed me about the kids was that they had a real fine attitude they didn't like to get beat." Mavity hit 87 points for a 10.8 game average. Kitts scored for second high with a 49-point sjea- son total and a 8.1 average. Tom Shepherd connected for 30 and (averaged 4.2, while Terry Lay scored 22 for a 3.3 mark. Saathoff scored 22 for a 2.7 count, and David Spears netted 22 for a 3.6 mark. Terry Bon Jour scored 17 for a 4.2 average, and Wayne Parker hit 16 for a 2.0 total. Dan Woodward hit 8 points, Don Peters 7 and Steve Roush 2 to round out the scoring. Don Wieneke failed to connect this season. One of the sophomore prospects led the scoring during the first Gloves Tonight CHICAGO (AP)-Th« 36th annual Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, boxing's biggest amateur show, opens in the Chicago Stadium tonight three games with 28 points but was dismissed from the squad for an infraction of the training rules. This one dismissal hurt the youthful Reds, but their hustling play and driving desire gave them a season to be proud of. With a full season behind the program, the future Ottawa sophomores will be trying to uphold the winning tradition given them by the 1962-63 Reds. One necessary ingredient need be supplied by the boys, the desire to win and to be a leader. Here in the sophomore program is where the future of Ottawa ahtletics gets the necessary trimming before the competitors reach the proving grounds of varsity competition. WATER HAULING GORDON PAUL CH 2-5425 24 Hour Service Big Cash Fight For Gene, Tiger LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP)-Gene Fullmer remains unfinished business for middleweight champion Dick Tiger today—but settlement expected in a big-money match in June. Figures in the $100,000 bracket are flying as fast as the punches thrown Saturday night in Convention Center where Tiger retained his crown on a draw decision after 15 rounds of battling. Fullmer, of West Jordan, Utah, who lost his title to Tiger in San Francisco last Oct. 23, declared, "I'm ready for the rematch. I thought I beat him Saturday night and there's no reason I can't do it again." Tiger thought he had won. He said he was shocked at Referee Vern Bybee, who scored it a 69-69 draw while, judge John Romero scored for Fullmer, 70-68. Judge Pat Diskin ruled for Tiger, 71-67. The Associated Press had it even at 70-70 under the Nevada scoring system of five points to the winner of a round and four or less to the loser. More People Buy WURLITZER PIANOS than any other make BUTLER'S BLUEPRINT for happiness HOME OF YOUR OWN! 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Your SAVINGS INSURED up to $ 10,000 by the (FSUC) Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation OTTAWA SAVINGS and LOAN ASSOCIATION 109 East 2nd Street Dial CH 2-2804 Your Hometown Savings Center Conveniently located in Downtown Ottawa. Liberal Dividends Every Year Since 1889 F. R. Bennett Wra, W. Wallace DIRECTORS Milo M. Hewitt Dean Berlin H. J. Henning Wildcats In Uneasy Spot At Top By JIM VAN VALKENBURG Associated Press Sports Writer Kansas State is alone at the top in Big Eight basketball for the first time all season with a six- game winning streak but Coach Tex Winter's team is in an uneasy position because the schedule favors Colorado and Oklahoma State. K-State dealt Iowa State's title hopes a severe blow with a 62-50 victory at Manhattan Saurday nigh. It marked Winter's 200th coaching victory, the first 25 in two seasons at Marquette. This left K-State with an 8-2 won-lost record. Colorado's defending champions revived with a 49-40 victory over Oklahoma State at Boulder and moved up to second at 8-3. Oklahoma State is third at 7-3, Iowa State 8-4. Colorado is favored to knock Iowa State out of the race tonight at Boulder and extend its home court winning streak to 24 games. Oklahoma State should get by last-place Nebraska at Lincoln and stay alive. The race seems certain to go down to the final night, when Colorado plays at K-State and Kansas at Oklahoma State March 9. A championship tie is a strong possibility. A playoff then would be set by the conference to determine its NCAA representative. K-State's task is a hard one because the Wildcats face a difficult weekend road trip to meet Oklahoma State at Stillwater Saturday and Iowa State at Ames next Monday. Before then, the Wildcats should get by Kansas at Manhattan Wednesday. Referee Kicked In Shins By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some Los Angeles pro basketball fans apparently aren't content with deriding the referee when their team loses. Take Sunday night in Los Angeles when the invading Boston Celtics routed the Lakers 119-109 in the National Basketball Association. At halftime with Boston ahead 66-51 some in the crowd of 14,828 trapped referee Norm Drucker near the dressing room. He was mauled and kicked in the shins before rescued by police. Drucker said he wasn't hurt enough-to keep him from officiating in the second half. He had been roundly booed by some Laker rooters because of calls they thought favored the Celtics. In NBA Sunday afternoon games the Detroit Pistons beat he Cin- cinnai Royals 119-110 at Baltimore, the St. Louis Hawks drubbed the San Francisco Warriors 127-106 and the Syracuse Nats whipped the New York Knicks 143-126. Detroit beat Cin- THE OTTAWA HERALD Monday, February 25, INS cinnati Royals 119-110 at • Btlti- downed Chicago 92-88 night. The champion Cdtics a 30-point lead on the LakeTi at 94-64 before Coach Red Auerbach pulled his regulars and Los Angeles scored 16 straight points. Wall 6 Under In Caracas Open CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Art Wall, the pro from Pocono Manor, Pa., who has been plagued by a variety of ailments in recent years, may have regained the touch that made him golf's top money winner and won him the U.S. Masters title in 1959. ,'. "I feel now I have broken the barrier and my luck will change," the 39-year-old Wall said Sunday after his first tourney victory in % years. He won the Caracas Open with a 72-hole total of 274, 6-under-par. Wall, who topped the money- winners with $59,167.60 in 1959 and was the PGA's "Golfer of the Year" that year, picked up $1,300 for his victory on the third stop of the Caribbean tour. 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