The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1968 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 3, 1968
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Area Action Pirates, Lions By Frank Ellis I for Gosnell were Mike Myers Courier News Sports Editor Basketball activity was somewhat limited on the Mississippi County scene last night but several games produced exciting action. GOSNELL traveled to LUXORA in an intra-county rivalry and the visiting Pirates beat the Panthers, 7548. The Panthers were forced to play without their leading scorer, Tommy Gathen, abed with the flu., „ His high-scoring ability was missed by the losers as Gosnell finished with » 58 percent shooting average from the floor while Luxora could only accomplish a 27 percent. Likewise, at the free throw line, Gosnell trimmed their hosts in percentages, 75 to 36 as the Panthers missed 17 chart ty tosses. In the rebound'department, Luxora outrebounded Gosnell on offense, 16-15 but the Pirates of Coach Quitman Sullins were much stronger on the defensive boards, 38-11. Gosnell led at halftone,,41-30, and had moved out to a 62-37 margin after three perids on their way to their 14th win against three losses. "They were a smooth ball club and were hitting very hot," Luxora mentor Ray Patterson said afterwards. "That Dorris was hitting real well for them," he added. Steve Dorris had his best night of the season as he poured in 27 points for the Sullins-men, dne of three Pirates to reach double figures. .Eddie Williams played a strong game as well and added 24 markers to the potent attack while Cliff Parrott. contributed 12 to the cause. Other scorers with 8 and Chuck Gentry with 4. Bobby Bynum showed the way for Luxora as he netted 15 points, followed by Don Gieorge's 13 and Cliff Yarbrough's 10. Vic Hannah earned six points and Lorenzo Chappell contributed four. .'.--'- * * * WILSON entertained WEINER and the Bulldogs were finally outpointed after leading throughout the entire first half. Coach Ralph Thompson's men had retired at intermission with a 27-20 bulge but the visitors were not to be denied. Weiner burst forth with 18 points in the next eight mniutes while limiting Wilson to six and the game was decided. Cleo Faulkner and Joe Robertson paced the Bulldogs with 14 points apiece and Fred Parnell added 13 but it was not enough to offset a balanced Weiner attack. Hesse with 17 led the winners while Dennis added 13 and Guzewicz earned 12. Wilson's record dropped to 16-4 with the loss. The BULLPUPS salvaged a split with a 48-20 win in the preliminary game. Coach Paul Humphrey said his men played real well throughout the battle as they captured their 21st victory against one- loss. Terry Hunt bucketed 19 'counters while Jerry .Stewart netted 13 to lead the Pups. "'*• •'•••' Don Bussey added five while Terry Williams .an d Larry Hayes each got dour, to complete the scoring.. s°. !•"' Springer's 10 led'the losers. : Wilson will , t r a v e 1 to MARKED TREE for two games tonight.. + * * LEACHVILLE journeyed to MONETTE and Coach John Widner's Lions came home with a 59-51 triumph. The win gave the Lions a record of 18-5 as they rebounded iom Tuesday's loss to Blytheville. Leachville had raced to a 35-21 halftime margin and held Monette off in the closing two sessions of play. Ronnie Keith, Lion standout and season-long scoring leader, topped both squads with 25 points. Preston Tate followed with 11 points and Joe Sharp garnered eight. Phillip Warren with seven, Rick Drury with six, and] John Johnson with two provided | important support. j Cockrum with 12 led Monette. | Leachville next hosts Tru-' mann on Tuesday. * * * HARRISON was on the road at MARION.and dropped their contest but Coach Ira Young was out of town this morning and unavailable. DELL entertained SOUTHLAND High of Missouri and they, too, dropped both ends of a doubleheader, the preliminary matching the Dell junior high squad against the Southland B team. MANILA was idle but is scheduled to face GREENE COUNTY TECH on the road on Monday evening and host MOSETTE on Tuesday. * * * DELL'S senior squad was beaten by Southland, 74-27 as the Missouri powerhouse outgunned the determined Blue Devils. Smith and Davis with 20 each paced the winners while Mike Jackson led the Devils with 13 markers In the junior game action, Kythevme (Ark.) Courier Hews - Saturday, February «, MM - ftp Lobos A Surprise UNSTOPPABLE — A Luxora High School defender tried too late to stop an attempted toss by Gos'nell's Steve Dorris as the 5-11 l k junior lofted tliis effort from' the top of .the circle in last night's battle at Luxora. Dorris finished with 27 points, his best output of the/season in the Gosnell victory. (Courier News Photo by King) COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Time far lath Day, 'Tellt Whtn Firt Bit." FOR THE WEEK FEBRUARY 4 THRU 11 SUN 4:48 PM MON 5:30 PM TUE 4:14 PM WED 7:01 PM- THU 7:51 PM FRI 8:44 PM SAT 10 9:38 PM SUN 10:33 PM All'time Is given in Central Standard time. Add one hour for the Eastern time zone; subtract Brie hour for Rocky Mountain time; two hour»:forPaci«c time.. In •locilltlei usirg daylight saving time, add one hour to time found above. ... ..: .... .Copyright 1MB.. Blacker the Fish —Better >he Pay for Fishing Southland triumphed, 39-27. Dell scoring showed Walker with 2( while Scrivner added four am Simpson netted three. The defeats were inflicted before a large crowd as it was Homecoming Night at the Del gymnasium. A Line About — HUNTING and FISHING By WOODY After about six weeks of not even wetting a nook* it felt good to get out on.a lake again* , The fish weren't exactly fighting over the bait but were biting enough to keep a person interested and just enough to make a person fish until dusk, hoping for a big biting, period. . There were a.few,of the ole die-hards fishing at the same private lake, James Childers of Hightower, Fiins Hardy, Luther Thompson and Joe Roach, I think we all felt a little better just burning up tome of that ole fishing fever, I ran into Tim Williams a couple of weeks ago at Big Lake (where else?) before all the ice had melted away. We talked a few minutes about fishing (what else?) and then he said he was going to try his luck. I thought he was only joking but I guess he wasn't tor a few minute* later I saw .him buying some minnows. Never heard how he came out but it just.goes to show how eager many of the area hunters and fishermen are for a little relaxation when their week's work ; Is done. . . :;..-. '. At lMk%M representatives of the people of the state of Mississippi are trying to do WMtbing tor the outdoors- men. They coerced or otherwise made the Corp of Engineers agree to leave a decent level of water in the lakes over which they, had control, this is what most of us have been complaining about. It seems a compatible program of this sort doesn't hurt either .Interest. • Wonder why our representatives can't give this area and state some much needed help like that? About.all we hear of is more failures/more timber cutting, more lakes being closed down and drained. .- ' ,'"..: .-'*..;*'.* . ../• This is not an attempt to knock any concession —and they are few and far between -but it seems some individuals or group is overly obsessed with getting a gravel road into Big Lake. It looks like putting the cart before the horse. Other than Mallard Lake, which can be reached fairly easy, there doesn't seem much else worthwhile right now to build a road to. It seems as if this money could be spent toward a decent water level, controls, and other Improvements first. For mtny years ia the past, when it was worthwhile, we managed to get to the fishing hunting areas without the "big city!' convenience of • gravel road. Winter Will Open Tuesday Rick Barry May Yet Play SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The controversy over Rick Bar ry's future took on a new slant today with the announcemen by Oakland Oaks owner Pa Boone that he favors letting Barry play for the San Francis co Warriors the remainder of this season. Barry, who led San Francisco to the National Basketball Association's Western Division title last season before signing to play with the rival American Basketball Association team last June, denied any knowledge of the possibility. Barry admitted he , talked Wednesday to Franklin Mieuli, Warriors owner, but said "it was just a friendly conversation." "We did not discuss any negotiations about my going to the Warriors," said Barry, who averaged 36 points a game for the Warriors last season and was the NBA scoring leader in only his second year of pro ball. Boone, in Palm Springs, Calif., playing in the Bob Hope Golf Classic, told sports writers Friday bis idea was to help the Warriors, 'who have lost Nate Thurmond to a knee injury. Boone said he did not know <f his associates on the Oaks would accept the idea. By FRANK ECK Exactly four years ago on Jan. 28 the International Olympic Committee awarded the 10th Winter Olympic Games to Grenoble in the French Alps. Now, $244 million later, President de Gaulle's people are preparing to welcome with open arms some 1,500 athletes from 34 countries. The 13-day carnival on ice skates, skis, bobsleds and toboggans runs without a break from Feb. 6 through Feb. 18 and includes 108 events in seven sports. The sports are figure skating, ice hockey and speed skating, to be held in two arenas in the city, and'skiing, ski-jumping, bobsledding and tobogganing which will be held in the mountainous suburbs, one of them 38 miles from Grenoble. Armand Massard, president of the French Olympic Committee and vice president of the IOC, calls Grenoble "a lively and sportive city." Actually, Grenoble rests in a valley which sometimes is fog shrounded. It is an industrial city with a university of 18,000 students and an atomic energy center and has 240,000 inhabi tants, including suburbs. . Wherever the Winter Olympics are held the host city usually prays for snow. But the French are praying that no snow will fall during the games themselves for that might foul up their transportation. They have 400 miles of lane roads and these will be used as one-way streets to five mountain areas, Snow means the French Army would have to clear these roads. If snow is needed on the ski slopes it will be trucked there by the French Army. Grenoble has 20,000 spaces for cars to park. The public will use 600 to 800 shuttle buses which will. leave the town about every 18 seconds. They will use one lane. The other lane will be used to carry officials and journalists. Since there wjll be more of these, 700 to 900 special vehicles driven by police and the French Army will also be used. ABC is planning 21 hours of TV with more than half of live and on prime evening time. The piece de resistance for Americans could be the women's figure skating set for Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10.. It is hoped that four-time U.S. champion and 1967 world champion Peggy Fleming Will win the gold medal: The U.S. had only one gold medal in the 1964 games at Innsbruck, Austria. He was Terry McDermott who set an Olympic- record. in winning the 500 meter speed skating honors. Chamrousse, 18 miles from Grenoble, will be the scene. of the Alpine skiing, during 11 days. Autrans, 21 miles from town, will be the 10-day scene of Nor- Alpe d'Huez, site of the bob sled run, is 38 miles from Gre noble and half the fun will be getting there. The run, made or prefab concrete, includes 6 bends, 1 labyrinth and 4 curves. It starts at an altitude of almost 2,000 meters or about 1% miles high. By TED MEIER Associalctl Press Sports Writer New Mexico has developed into the most surprising team of the college basketball season. The Lobos of Coach Bob King were picked to finish last in the Western Athletic Conference, but today they boast an unbeaten record, are first in Hie -WAC and fourth-ranked nationally in The Associated Press poll. They chalked up their 17th straight Friday night by coming from behind for a 68-62 road victory over Arizona State at Tempe. Ron Nelson, the'only returning regular .from last season, sparked a second half rally in which the -Lobos erased a seven- point deficit with nine minutes left. Nelson was high scorer with 22 points, eight of them jammed into a two-minute span down the stretch that put the Lobos ahead to stay. • "We felt very fortunate in winning," King said afterwards "We felt Arizona State was up for this one and played an excellent game. We also felt our poise, which has carried us al year, was the factor which won the game for us." Columbia's eighth-ranked Lions, the-only other team in the Top Teh to play, had an easier time beating Pennsylvania 68-47 in New York. The Lions went on a 2H spurt at the start ot the second half, and coasted to their eighth in a row behind Ithaca 71-51 and Wyoming also won on the road by beating Arizona 90-85 at Tucson. fe, In other games, all lionfll court triumphs, Yale beat Dais? mouth 77-70, Air Foi ^e .downed California 81-79, Seattle took Weber State 76-65, Santa Clara whipped - San Jose 82-64 arid Northeastern defeated Colby 7955 to give Coac'n.Dick/Duke-,3 shire his 150th career victory;?,;, Big Sonny,: ..... > Gets Okay. : OAKLAND, Calif. (AP.)-Efte tertaine'r Sammy Davis Jr..wilb manage Sonny Liston, former world "heavyweight champioiK who received a license Fridays to box in California after beirtgg turned down last August. _•-•: «S "It's nice to have, a chanee'fiiJ get back on top," said. Liston, 35. 1965. Liston the-. United .States- 1 Cassius Clay knocked ListrJne .off the .world- .heavyweight throne in 1964 and kayoed hith in the first round :of, a -return? match fought since. :y. : : ...' .The California %._ - --«; mission approved a license for. Liston on' the recommeridatipjic ui men cigiiiu in a »UH uciiiuu of Robert Tiirley, chief commis-~ 23 points by Dave Newmark and • sjon officer. Turley said Listoi£ 19 by Jim McMillian. • j s rehabilitated and has cut f%' Princeton also made it eight mer connections with the under* straight by routing Cornell at,world. IVIllARD-DtLANS ' LUGE Nine Cameras' .-..i.™,,.., „.. um >. >i» I In III HI I! I mil i' Fights iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiur By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI BEACH, Fla.-Dennis ..iggs, 155%, Jacksonville, Fla., stopped Paul Christie, 157, Boston 5, LONDON-Howard Winstone, 125%, Wales,.stopped Mitsunori Seki, 125V4, Japan, 9. Winstone won vacated world feather LAS VBGAS, Nev. - Adolph Prultt, 140V4, Loi Anfelefl, stopped Eugene Parker, HOW, Sab JOM, Calif., i - dic skiing, including the 70-meter ski jump. The lower part' of the jump will offer space. for 40,000 spectators.. St. Nizier, 11 miles from Grenoble, will be used for only one event, the special 90-meter ski jump on closing day. Room for nearly 70,000 spectators is the French promise.. Villard de Lans, 18 miles from , town, is the site of the concrete j toboggan run of 17 curves, 1 S- 1 bend and 1 labyrinth. It con- 1 tains 132 poles with lighting cal- j culated to mark the outline 'of j the run so .that competitors may not become confused at 60 mph. j The run is not as dangerous as it sounds. ZAUTRANS BIATHLON NORDIC SKIING (70 METER JUMP) Six Cameras 3.ST-NIZIER NORDIC SKIING (90 METER JUMP) SixCamerat 4GRENOBLE SPEED SKATING FIGURE SKATINS ICE HOCKEY BqtrtCaiMrn •&qfMMESE ' ALPINE SK|IN8- lltven Cameras IOBSIEO Bjht Camera* COLLEGE SCORES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Columbia" 68, Penn 47 Yale 77, Dartmouth 70 Harvard 69, Brown 63, Princeton 71, Cornell 51 Lehigh 67, Colgate 65 Hofstra 76, Akron 62 Mass. 71, American Int'l 69 Rochester 77, Buffalo 71 South VMI 81, The Citadel 67 ' Missouri 98, Tularie 81 Midwest : So. Dak. St. 85, No. Dak. St.68 Augustana, S.D., 65, Noi Dak. 63 So. Dak. 89, No. Iowa 78 Southwest New Mex. 68, Ariz. St. 62 Wyoming 90, Arizona 85 Pan Amer. 122, No, Mich. 89 Far West Seattle 76, Weber State 65 Pacific Luth. 72, Whitman 50 Air Force. 11, California 79 San Fran. 75, UC Santa Barara 63 Long Beach St. «2, San Diego State-57 Idaho 70, Gonzsga, Wash. 65 West. Wash. 67, Whitworth, Wash. 64 I Cal St. Hayward 71, Nevad 67 THE FABULOUS JOHNNY CASH HOMECOMING SHOW Dyess High School Sunday, February 4th 3:00 P.M. IF NECESSARY THERE WILL BE 2 SHOWS! FEATURING THESE TOP STARS • JOHNNY CASH • JUNE CARTER • GENE WILLIAMS • CARL PERKINS • STATLER BROS. • MOTHER MAYBELLE AND THE CARTER FAMILY • TENN. THREE . , ADMISSION: ADULTS .I** 1 CHILDREN UNDER U .... fl.OO NEW At Bob Sullivan Chevrolet-Cadillac Co. EMMITT WHEAT HARRY ADAMS We are happy to announce the addition of two outstanding men to our sales force at Bob Sullivan. ,Mr. Wheat. would like to invite' all his friends and neighbors to' come to Bob Sullivan's and visit with him. While in his training,program as a car salesman' he will be assisted by the sales manager in; offering outstanding deals on the ill new '68 Chevrolet »nd OK used cars, See him soon. Mr. Adams of Monette, Arkansas, recently joined our sales force selling the all jiew '68 Chevrolet and O)£ used cars. He would like to invite you to come see Him at Bob Sullivan'! modern facilities. We offer the utmost in service after the sale. See Mr. Adams today for the New '68 Chevrolet or OK Used car of your choice. OPEN NIGHTLY 3 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN L ith fling jusi- rere s in 2 t ere an- the the ich mite ted enter uld fe ne- ta- fe :he be f-"~ 'ill nd is- a ts. is Ii- t-

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