The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1968 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 20, 1968
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BIythevllIe (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, January W, tm~ Over Leachville Manila By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Perseverence ultimately pays off. MANILA HIGH SCHOOL, previously beaten twice this season by LEACHVILLE'S LIONS, came up with an unstoppable determination last night and turned the tables oh the men of Coach John Widner, 87-76. Coach Gaylon Ward's Lions had dropped an early season battle to their Lion counterparts and had more recently been eliminated by the Lions in the semifinals of the Northeast Arkansas Tournament at Jones- faoro. All that changed last evening. A well-balanced offensive show made the difference as five men reached double figures for the winners at their home court. Senior John Benson, 6-6 center, led all scorers witti 29 points, 18 of his markers coming on the 18 of 19 foul shots he converted. Besides his strong 1 cause. them. Their ball club Is a fine one, and we're very proud to have beaten them." . Manila was charged with 19 personals while Leachville committed 29 in the battle which saw Manila move out to a 46-30 halftime lead. The victory put the Lions over the .500 mark after an early season slow start saw them with a record of 2-7. They've won eight of their last 10 outings to advance to a 10-9 record at present. The loss was only the third of the season for Leadiville. * * * The four other men to break double figures for the winners were Mike Deaton with 19, Jimmy Ellis and Wayde Robertson with 16, and Jerry Gray with 10. Ellis netted 14 of 15 free throws to go with one field goal for his total. Substitute Tommy Fowler added one point to the winning Dyess Over De// Gosnell, Armorel} Bulldogs Win § FOUL PLAY— Cliff Parrott, six-foot Gosnell High senior, stands at the free-throw line to add another point to the 31 he netted in last night's win. The Pirates sank 78 pcr- cent of their foul shots on the way to their 76-48 triumph. (Courier News Photo by King) offensive showing, the Manila standout gobbled up 16 loose shots to lead the rebounding race. He performed all these heroics despite-being saddled with three personal fouls in the first quarter of the ball game. Ward was forced to remove his-top man for over nine minutes of action in the second and third periods, "Our well-balanced attack throughout the entire night is what made the difference for us," Ward said following the win. "It was a closely-called ball game. Each team had a large number of personals called on Ronnie Keith, the Leachville season-long scoring leader, paced the Widner-men with 20 markers. ' *'• Preston Tate contributed 17 points while Reggie Keith tossed in 10 to support-'the Lions attack. .'.• ' •••:'.Other scoring showed Tom Reed and Rick Drury netting 9 eachj Phil .Warren, 6; Joe Sharp, 3, and Alan Fortenberry, 2. . - ,. .Next battle for Manila will be at home against Monette on Tuesday while Leachville will host the Blytheville Chickasaws in a 6:15 varsity game tonight. A Line About — HUNTING and FISHING By WOODY =^— * Just because the sun finally came out and the temperature jumped to around the 50 degree mark after about a month of northern type weather, doesn't mean you can run down to your your favorite lake and catch a string of fish. Several fishermen found this to be true this past week. It's almost unbelievable, especially in the" "sunny South," that lakes as expansive as Brandywine . could be frozen solid. Most, i if not all of the other area lakes are frozen over. Banner, Branch's Chute, Big Lake, Glass' Lake and most likely Corona are solid with Ice. After almost a month of not even wetting'a hook, a person gets kinda anxious to dip a minnow and see that ole floater'go under and pull out • big slab. This it always the anxious time of the year, with the hunting seasons closing out and a time to look forward to spring fishing and vacation time. A little more warm weather, some rain or a strong wind could clear the lakes of ice. Quail and rabbit seasons are the only ones remaining and there are a'few hunters kiling some rabbits by travel- sixty or seventy miles from this area. There's certainly not many quail or rabbits left in Kiis part of the state. The seasons end on Feb.lS. Harvey, Fowler, Dickie Northington and Danny Cherry of Manila, killed an average of five swampers each of two days this week. They reported they saw many more but were hunting in tough and brushy areas and couldn't always get decent shots. Warriors Win But Lose Nate's Services By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I Thurmond tore ligaments in The San Francisco Warriors | his right knee during an Fran- beat the Philadelphia 76ers, cer- Cisco's 131-120 victory over Phil- tainly a cause for celebration. Yet the atmosphere in Warriors' adelphia in Oakland Friday night arid may undergo surgery circles is one of gloom: star today. He will be out for from center Nate Thurmond is out for six to eight weeks. most of the rest of the season. Nate Thurmond San Francisco iBOWLINO, BAFB Wednesday Early Birds STANDINGS 23% COItE'5 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR TtaM fcr iHk tor* T<ll> Wh« FMi lite C«t" FOR THE WEEK JANUARY 21 THRU JUM *49 AM MON 22 C;37 AM 23 WTO 24 Kg) 7:23 AM THU 25 e» 8:21 AM nu 26 K> 9:23 AM SAT 27 JO SUN 28 XO 11:26 AM All Mm h ghm ta Gntrri Shmdird tinw. Add tat hour for th. riilnii »ni mni: nilitnrt rmi hour fnr Itnrlrf Mmmtiln tlmr tir noun fcr ftcHk time, hi bctlitte wing thyligM wring tiimv *M (M hour *> ttm found <fcow. Copyright 1967 Hw HM t ^ — MttCf tM iMy WP HMMN0 Wolman Gets A Deadline BALTIMORE (AP) — Jerry Wohnm, real tttaU developer and owner of th* Philadelphia Eagles football team, has until April 22 to come up with a plan for paying off almost $72 million •wed MO creditors. Joseph 0. Kaiser, federal referee in bankruptcy, set the deadline for tha 40-year-old multimillionaire Friday at a creditor's hearing which packed the •lain oourlroora of U.S. District Court. Kaiser asked Wolman what he intended to do about his shaky financial empire after announcing that Wolman's latest tabulation showed assets of $74.6 million and liabilities of I71.9 million. "I propose to v/ork-if necessary, 24 hours a day—and I propose to get the creditors In this room the best deal I can," Wolman replied. 28 31 32 34 37 42 -43 4!H 46 Seven-Up 48" Holiday Inn 44 Dr. Pepper 41 Katz 40 Carlock-..- 38 Hits & Misses 35 Bowling Hillbillies .. 30 Go-Getters 21 Osceola Foods 28% Alley-Oops 26 HIGH GAMES AND SERIES Jean Pace 183 466 Dr. Pepper . 732 2,051 SPLITS Betty-Cobb 4-10 Jean Pace 4-5-7 SHAMROCK LANES SPORTSMAN LEAGUE STANDINGS Castaways 51 Phillips Ford 45 Bus. Machines 45 Phillips Oilers 43 Team 5 ;.. 37 Barney's Drugs 34% Team 1 27% Ark-Mo Power ...... 21 HIGH GAMES Bert Williams 256 Lawrence Katz 223 Teams 1,078 Phillips Ford 1,055 HIGH SERIES Bert Williams ..„ 633 Curt Vought 588 Bus. Machine* 2,960 Teams 2,923 SHAMROCK LANES Wednesday Early Birds STANDINGS Pin Pals _.. 4354 16% Koffee Klan 36 Inconsistent! ..35% Go-Go Girls 32 25 31 31 33 39 41% 48% 55 Cotton Bowlers . . 30 24 UVt 28 30 33 41 43 HIGH GAMES Donna Seglem ,.,200 Bonnie Long 185 HIGH SERIES Barbara Larson 913 Donna Seglem 511 Road Runners ....... 27 Fire Birds 19 Lucky Strikes 17 The Warriors are defending Western-Division champions, in the National Basketball Association and Thurmohd's loss; is a major blow. Currently, the club is four games behind St. Louis in the division. The injury occurred early in the fourth period when Thurmond was guarding an opponent and Matt Gouras ran into him. The diagnosis was made, by team physician Dr. James Raggio. In other games, Boston, beat New York 120-114 and Detroit came frflm behind in the last quarter for a 133-119 victory over Seattle in Detroit. New York appeared primed to put a crimp in a-25-game regular season losing streak in Boston when its press turned a 25-9 first period deficit into a 59-53 lead at halftime. But the Celtics could not be kept down as Sam Jones scored 15 points and Bailey Howell 10 in the third quarter for a 12-point Boston lead.; : The Knicks managed to pull within 110-109 before Howell and Jones each scored and Boston had its fourth straight victory! / Howell, Jones and Dick Barfitt of the Knicks each finished with 31 points. Detroit overcame a 104-99 deficit on the scoring of John Tresvant, and Dave Dave Bing, Deusschere who led the Pistons on a 34-15 surge in the last 7% minutes. Bing totaled 36 points, five less than Walt Hazzard of Seattle, which was trying for its third straight triumph. •* ..- ».';. r .' . Now that the New Jersey Americans have Levern Tart, COLLEGE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East New York AC 100, Trinity, Conn.,.75 Vermont 76, Gent- Conn. 74 South NW LallOS, La. Col. >75 , N.C. A&T 50, Winston Salem State 49 Fla. A&M 97, Ala. State 94 Washn. & Lee 79, Mars Hill 55 Midwest ; East..111. 77, West. Illinois 61 Hiram 73, Allegheny 55 " Oberlin64, Wayne State 47 Southwest Stephen F.' Austin 107, Sam Houston 92 .;' . •'..'./ New Mexico Col. 75, Amarillo College 72 Far West U. of San Diego S3, Cal Poly 'omona 52 '•'• •. Whitworth, Wash., 98, Eastern Washington 73 Cent. Wash. 97, Alaska 59 Pasadena 103, Westmont 78 UC-Irvine 84, Los Ang. St. 82 Weber St. 87, Idaho State 75 Adams St., Colo., 84, Sort Lewis, ,Colo., 81 Arizona 75, Air Force 68 Montana St. 83, Montana 79 Colo. St. Col. 91, Western St., »lo., 78 Sam Jones they seem intent on proving they don't need him. Tart, the American Basketball Association's leading scorer, is expected to join the Americans today after his acquisition by trade from Oakland, but he cou 'd mmse 'f with only a By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor "It was our best ball game since Christmas," was the way Coach Quitman Sullins summarized lasl night's 76-48 victory of GOSNELL HIGH SCHOOL basketball squad over the visiting OSCEOLA Seminoles. "We missed a lot of shots throughout the game," Sullins continued, "but a great second effort on the part of the entire team is what made all the difference." Sullins was referring to the following-up of missed shots which .his Pirates did to perfection all evening. A look at the rebounding chart bore him out. The Pirate grabbed 30 more rebounds than did the Seminoles, garnering 47 while Osceola could grab only 17. That ability to control the ball was the key factor in the 28 point decision, "They all looked good to- ARMOREL met COOTER and took both ends of a doubleheader. Coach John Bass' men look the junior varsity clash, .38-27 with 12 points by Mathis and 9 by Lewis leading the way. Lynn led Cooler with 14. The Armorel senior squad advanced its record to a very respectable 12-6 with its 71-60 victory in the nightcap. "We led by as much as 10 points in the second half," Bass said this morning, "but it was a good, close game all the way." The winners had led at intermission 34-30 before spurting for 41 markers in the second half. Don George with 11, Vie Hannah, 8, Bobby Bynum, 7, Robert Porter and Leslie Alsworth, 4 each, Wilson Porter and Lorenzo Chappell, 2 each. Steve Ford topped Shawhee scoring with a game hjgturof 20 points. Other Indians totals were King, 14, Ralph, 9, Welch, 4, Chandler, 3, and Chapel, 2, ; * * * V: ..HARRISON HIGH whipped Forrest City in a conference game, 48-46. "I was very much pleased with our defensive rebounding,.^ Coach Ira Young said after,; ward. '" The Dragons grabbed 52 re- night," Sullins added, "and our i Hale who garnered 13 apiece. 48 percent from the field made me happy. Our foul shooting Walt Hopper and Leon Lewis, j bounds to play deliberate, con? Bass' two senior standouts, pac-1 trol style ball. The win gave ed Armorel with 24 and 22 points " ' "" respectively. Gary Hughes added 14. Benny Flowers netted 18 for Cooler with, important assistance from Ken Clark and Denny percentage too has been outstanding all season long and tonight we hit on 78 percent of the free throws. "Our foul shooting is one of our strongest points and I'm real proud of the way these fellows have been hitting at the charity Four men hit in double figures for the Pirates, Cliff Parrot leading the attack with a season high of 31 points. Eddie Williams trailed Parrot with an important 20 markers while Mike Myers added 12 and Steve Dorris dropped in 11. Chuck Gentry contributed 2. Osceola was led offensively by Henry Caldwell who contributed 15 points as Stan Brown added 14. A third double-figures man was William Caldwell with 10. •Roland Julian netted five and Ronnie Jacobs garnered two for Coach George French's squad. * + * Osceola's junior team took its battle from the junior Pirates, 41-35. The young Seminoles played half-court press and the Pirates could never adjust to the situation, according to Gosnell loach Joe Bratcher. The loss gave the Bratcher- men a 7-4 record. Holder with 12 and Grisham with 9 paced the winners while Gosnell scoring showed Kelly Jones with 17, Ken Murray, 9, Davis, 5, and Keith Armour, 4. LUXORA * * traveled to Joiner to face the SHAWNEE Indians in two games. Shawnee's girls edged the female visitors, 32-27, in a game which saw the winners overcome a four-point deficit at the three quarter mark. Vest with 14 and Bond with 11 sparked Shawnee while Judy McGarrity bucketed 12 to lead the Pantherettes. Sandra Seaton added 10 and Donna Chun 5 to the losing cause. Coach Ray Patterson's Panthers roared to their tenth win against seven losses in the evening's finale with a 71-52 triumph. A 35-point explosion In the final period turned what hadj been a close battle into a runaway win for the Panthers. Leading at the half, 25-22 and at the end of the third quarter, 37-36, the Patterson-men started pressing and playing a running game. "It really paid off for us in that last quarter," Patterson said this morning, "up till then it had been a ball-control ball- game. "I had expected the final score to be a lot closer but we were glad to bring it home," he concluded. Tommy Gathen dropped in 18 counters to lead the Panther attack while Cliff Yarbrough added 15. Other Luxora scoring showed Harrison a 6-0 conference mark and the league lead. Overall, the Dragons are 12-4. -.^ Three men reached double figures in the well-balanced-attack with John Davis topping the scorers with 16 points. Otjia Riggons added 14 and Johnny Riggons netted 10. : : ' : The junior Dragons lost-5221 despite James Anderson's II points and 12 rebounds. The Dragonettes were toppled, 35-15. Hattie Washington with 10' and Jackie Williams with 5 paced the losers." •--* * '* "'" DELL dropped a 55-48 decision to the- invading Dyess High cagers. ;'>It was a close ball game all the way, according to Cdagh William Wyatt. '••% Mickey Prewitt with 24 topped all the scorers but his.,'efforts were in vain. •Mike Jackson added 12, Clinton Smith, 6, Finis Thompson, 4, and Robert Johnson, 2 in~a losing cause. '"-" Coach Ronald Boggs' girls team won its game, 43-32. With guards Ann Scrivner, Sherry Hickerson and CarolRhodes^do- ing "a real good job,", according to Boggs, the girls rolledito a fairly easy win. •'•'"'. * *.' * ''" SOUTH PEMISCOT took Two from Campbell High. The Bullpups won, 73-40,ias Jarboe netted 18 to lead th» way. Coach Jerry Sinko's Bulldogs raced to a 65-54 victory in the aftermath. Exploding for 21 potato in tha second quarter to lead at'the half, 33-20, the game was never in doubt. A NEW SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS bench job. New Jersey coach Max Zas- lofsky has said he dislikes breaking up a winning combination and the Americans, without Tart, rolled up their sixth straight victory Friday night, beating Indiana 122-110 in Teaneck N.J. In other games, Pittsburgh pulled into a virtual tie for first. place in the Eastern Division by nipping Western leader New Orleans 132-126 in Pittsburgh, Dallas turned back visiting Houston 102-92 for its fifth straight victory and Denver derailed Anaheim 117-110 on the West Coast Dan Anderson and Bruce Spraggins led a 24-9 outburst in the third period as the Americans turned a 68-all tie into a 92-77 lead, and it was downhill from there. The victory also moved New Jersey within two percentage points of third-place Indiana in the Eastern Division. Art Heyman pulled Pittsburgh within seven percentage points of Minnesota with a three-point play with 1:34 left that put the Pipers ahead of New Orleans 128-126. He added another basket moments later. Dallas, wining for the 10th time in 11 games to pull within games of New .Orleans, led air the ; way, but needed a hot last five minutes after Houston closed within 87-85. Cincy Powell had 24 points and 16 rebounds for the Chaparrals. Denver remained in second place behind New Orleans, two james back, with nine straight points that shoved them ahead of Anaheim 97-89 and toil Rockets went on to their sixth straight victory, | BANKAMERICARD Honored At These Phillips "66" Stations Chapman's "66" Service MAIN & DIVISION Rounsayall's "66" Service 1ST & ASH STREETS Kincaid's "66" Service MAIN & 21ST STREETS Holiday "66" Service E. MAIN & INT. 55 We Appreciate Your Business! R. C. FARR & SONS OIL CO. JOBBERS PETROLEUM PRODUCTS "SfftWNG TH/S ARIA SINCE 7932"

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