The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 6, 1968 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 6, 1968
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Blythevffle (Ark.) Courier Newi - Tutsday, February t. 1HI - Pig mm. Papooses Lose Dragons Win By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Conference tournament action and regular season play marked the basketball scene last night in Mississippi County and Southeast! Missouri; SOUTH... PEMISCOT High School played host to the opening round of the Southeast Missouri Conference tournament at the Steele gym. A large crowd was on hand for the two. games of the evening arid they saw exciting basketball. In junior division action, COOTER held on in a closely contested battle to trip NORTH PEMISCOT, 39-32. The Wild Kittens advanced to a semifinal tussle with South Pemiscot's Bullpups on Thursday" with the win. * .* * .-•.;- i SOUTH PEMISCOT'S BulU dogs, playing under assistant- coach Bill Berry, walloped COOTER in senior action, '7452, Coach Jerry Sinko is hospitalized with the flu and other possible complications, hence, Berry's coaching of the host Bulldogs. > "We had a pretty good-sized crowd for the game," Berry said afterwards, "arid our game was a good one throughout. "We led by a substantial margin most of the way and were glad to get the win." The Bulldogs led by ten points at half time and Joe Allbritton paced them throughout the game, finishing with 27 points. Tonight, HAYTI meets CARUTHERSVILLE at 6:30 in junior action while HAYTI faces DELTA in the senior division battle at eight o'clock. HARRISON HIGH traveled to FRENCHMAN'S BAYOU gym and went On-a scoring rampage to rack up a victory, 78-66. Coach Ira Young expressed high: praise for :the offensive efforts of his young men as they warmed-up for tonight's conference battle with West Memphis at home. • '.'."'•' John Davis netted 33 points for the Dragons and got strong [support from Cubie Lee Dixon with 22. Other Harrison scoring showed Winston Turner with 10, Johnny Riggons, 9, while.Frank Jefferson, Ira King and Walter Coffee each netted two; Jerry College Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ; East Muhlehberg 90, Johns Hopkins' 66 ; New Haven 91, Worcester St. 68 •J : South :*••;•Vanderbilt 82, Georgia 77 Kentucky 78, Mississippi 62 Tennessee 87, LSU 67 Florida 64, Alabama 59 Ky. Wesleyan 89, Delta, Miss. 67 Ofcla. City 117, Centenary 92 Grambling 82, Tex. South. 70 Midwest • • Michigan 113, Minnesota 101 • Ohio State 78, Indiana 77 Nebraska 89, Oklahoma 83 , Kansas St. 69; Missouri 67 Kansas 52, Oklahoma State 50 Creighton 94, Wm. Jewell 64 No. Mich. 83, Cent. Mich. 71 Southwest West Tex. St. 79, Hardin-Simmons 70 Pan Amer. 94, Corpus Christ! 82 ' Memphis St. 67, No. Tex. St. 65 Far West Nev. So.117, No. Arizona 91 Phillips Oilers 71, Montana 67 Hawaii 84, Arizona State 68 LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 6 - Severe icy conditions apparently pushed half the usual'number of mallard ducks wintering, in Arkansas into more suitable areas. A recent mid-winter census of waterfowl in the state account- eu for only .843,300 mallards. Usually, about one to 1% million mallards are found in the state at this time. .The count was the second lowest in 10 years. Ninety wildlife officers' and nine U. S. .Fish and Wildlife Service employees covered 18,000 miles in cars, boats, planes, and-on-foot in surveying the waterfowl..The survey was conducted in mid-January when the state suffered from an ice storm, sleet, snow, fog, and rain. Reservoirs that normally have 250,000 mallards were barren from being iced over. All waterfowl found late in the week were in fields or open streams. The lower one-third of the delta areas was surveyed on foot and by car. Personnel noted that ducks were feeding on beam in black soil which thawed first. The .only _ large concentration was noted, along the .Arkansas .River south of CBllette in * new field planted In beans. . .^'. .. •...-,. The total waterfowl counted came to 1,017,019 as compared to nearly 1.7 million last 'year. A large number of gadwall; widgeon, scaup, and pintail were counted. The goose count was 6,500 and was made up mostly of Canadian geese. A similar survey of eagles in the state was made Jan. 8-10 by various wildlife personnel. Ninety-five eagle sightings were verified in writing to the Commission ini the highest number ever reported. , Most of the sightings were reported in the Lake Dardanelle area, and other reports stemmed from Like Ouschiti, Like Bull Shdls, Biyou Meto •ret, Union County, Like Wi- nooi, Hirris Brake Like, Ar- kansas River near Bigelow, and the White River Refuge. Eighty of the eagles seen were listed as bald eagles and the other 15 as golden eagles. The flood gates at Lake Conway will be closed Feb. 15 and the lake will begin to refill at that time. The gates were originally scheduled to be closed Feb. li but the date was extended for two' weeks after several property owners asked for the extension of time in which to complete repairs along the shoreline that had been delayed by weather., .The lake is now down four or five feet from its normal level, and ,witti normal rainfall the. lake should be full and in excellent fishing condition this spring; Lake Conway's water-, shed is such that one inch of rain will raise the lake water level about one foot. Over 202,000. trout of various sizes were stocked in White and North Fork rivers and Lakes Bull Shoals and Norfork during last October and November. The bulk of the trout — over 121,000 — were released in the . rivers.' About, 900 brood stock weighing an '..'average, of seven pounds were in the release, and: this''represents a' tremendous number of trophy fish available ••to'anglers: " ••.-' • '-• Lake Bull Shoals received 79,5<IO-tr6ut to 1,400 for Norfork. ; All fish stocked were 10 inches long to provide' instant fishing! for keepers. . -:•''•• : One reason for the toavy stocking at this time of year is that winter is a low pressure fishing period,' thus giving -the fish a chance ^o grow and provide more sport for fishermen this spring. .'•••'"> <The rabbit and quail hunting seasons will both close Feb. IS. Rabbit season his been open since Sept. 15, while the quill season opened Dec. 1. The only open hunting seuon with firearm Is the fur-beinn' ftison that will close Feb. St. Panket completed the scoring with one point. Young was able to play all 15 of his men. In a junior varsity preliminary, Harrison toppled their hosts, 55-53; Robert Harvey earned 27 counters while Jerry Leverson added 14. Henry Wilkerson contributed six, as Daniel Savage netted four and Oliver Furlow dropped in two for the junior Dragons. Harrison leads its conference and a win tonight over West Memphis would all but give it the league championship. BLYTHEVILLE JUNIOR HIGH .School's . PAPOOSES crossed the state line in traveling to KENNETT but the trip brought only defeat for i'~-. squads of Coach Fred Mitchell and Jack Goodman. Goodman's eighth-graders lost 36-33, even though seven men broke into the scoring column. Reese Kogelschatz broke double figures with 10 points while Charles Porter followed with seven and Ronnie Bisher added three, . Mike Brewer, Neal Brewer, Ricky Roberson and Doyle Hunt each netted two in the losing cause. .: Mitchell's ninth-graders led throughout the first three quarters only to lOse, 1 46-42. Mitchell reported that his squad was forced to play over a quarter .without a man who was a regular center when both Mike Johnson and Mike Julian got' into foul trouble. The Papooses had raced to an 18-5 first period lead but Kennett harrowed that to 28-23 before the half. Mike.McCall led the losers with 15,points' and Terry Payton supported him with 10 markers. Charles Crigger and Johnson totaled six.points apiece-as Ju lian added three and Ray Bunch, two. Thursday, the Papooses will travel to Jonesboro to meet MacArthur Junior High. Colonels Fall Short Only last-place Kentucky stood 'between'! the Minnesota Muskies and a share of first place, but the Colonels wouldn't step aside. Kentucky stunned the Muskies 95-86 Monday Louisville and dropped Minnesota one game back of Pittsburgh in the Eastern Division of the American Basketball .Association. A victory would have virtually tied the Muskies with the Pipers. In the only Other game, last- place Houston of the Western Division surprised visiting New Jersey 109-107. * * . •*• Kentucky's victory did the Colonels some good as they picked up a game on New Jersey and now rest 3'/4 games in the cellar. The Colonels broke a 32-32 tie and led the rest of the way as Darel Carrier scored 31 points and Louie Dampier 22. Mel Daniels had 31 for the Mus- kies. Houston- overcame an eight point deficit in the third period behind Willie Somerset and Wilbert Frazier ind then played ball control in the last two minutes for its victory. Somerset finished with points and Frazier 22. Hank Whitney had 34 for the Amerir cans, who got only eight points from Levern Tart, the league's top scorer. AIC Standings ' Coof. Season W-L W-L Arkansas College . 9-3 17-4 Southern State ... 9-3 12-5 Henderson .,9-3 154 Harding .......... M 14-7 Ouachita W 11-11 Arkansas Tech ... M Ml Arkansas AiM ... M 7-12 Otarks -.'..'.;:;.-.'.-.:.-|»'' ' I Hendrix .......... MO «-U State College ..... MO S-U ONE REASON WHY >- Harrison High School's basketball squad is enjoying one of their best seasons ever under the tutelage of Coach Ira Young. Almost daily practice sessions, as shown here, are one reason the Dragons are sporting such a fine record and help explain such victories as last night's strong win over Frenchman's Bayou. (Courier News Photo) Vol uhteers Gonti nue Houston Still Tops The New Mexico State Ageies, 'games. Of Sat. Feb. 3i o -•• By MIKERECHT rand the scoring of Bill Justus, ,'-'• « < mi. jumped to an early lead as LSU Associated Press Sports Writer ai ,. F . from ft .«?,, f ri t Tennessee jut its show on the road, came up with a big hit and now a few "more encores and they can have the. Southeastern Conference basketball title. But the audiences and teams might not be as get by.... The Volunteers shuffled Pete Maravich off center stage Monday night and clobbered Louisiana State 875 in the first game Of a four-game road trip through the SEC. ' The victory left the •fifth- ranked Vols with a 9-1 conference mark, 15-2 overall and a two-game lead over Florida, which beat Alabama '64-59 on the road. •••.-:' Kentucky and Vanderbilt, two other ranked SEC hopefuls, also failed from the field for almost the first six minutes with Maravich being double teamed. With Maravich, the nation's leading scorer, being held to a season low of 21 points with nine field goals in 34 attempts, LSU never caught up. Justus finished with 29 points and Tom Boerwinkle 16 with 21 rebounds as the Vols breezed, but corning games are not expected to be so easy. The Vols travel next to Georgia Saturday, then eighth- ranked Kentucky Monday and finally ninth-rated Vanderbilt a week from, Saturday before their next home conference game. Unranked Florida, the only showed well as the Wildcats belted Mississippi 78-62 at Lexington and the Commodores tripped tough Georgia «2-77 at home. . ..:........ \.... Ohio State, 5,1 and 12-4, nipped Indiana 78-77 on the road and increased its Big Ten lead to one game over Illinois while Michigan outscored visiting Minnesota 113-101 in another league game. In the Big Eight, Kansas State and Nebraska pulled into a three-way first place tie with Iowa State at 5-2 as the Wildcats trimmed Missouri 69-67 at-home and the Cornhuskers dropped host Oklahoma 89-83. Kansas ran its record to 4-2 with 52-50 edge over visiting Oklahoma State. '. In other -games, Memphis State downed North Texas State 67-65 and Oklahoma City swamped Centenary 117-92 in road victories.. Tennessee, using its height e Is Over ARCADIA, Calif. (AP)-Horse racing is to resume at Santa Anita race track Wednesday following settlement of a contract dispute that has idled the Arcadia track since last Friday. . Horse owners and track officials met Monday .night and -initialed terms of a contract that would raise the purse.level to 43 per cent of parimutual income. Purses in stake races, however, remain unchanged. • Members of the Horsemen's Benevolent and ProtectiveAssoi ciation came down from:! demand that the purse level be raised to 47 per cent. Contract negotiations between Santa Anita officials and the HBPA broke down last Jan. 15. The owners' group originally asked for an increase of one per cent this year and one per cent each of the next two years. It. Would have- brought the' purse level up to 43 per cent in three years. Horse owners boycotted the entry last Thursday, forcing cancellation of Friday's rice card. The boycott continued Saturday, forcing postponement of the 1100,000 Charles H. Strub Stake*, in .which Damascus, Horse-of-tne-Yeir in 1967, wii scheduled to run. team to beat Tennessee in the conference after losing to the Vols, raised its record to 11-3 and 14-6. Kentucky,;8-3 and 14-4, turned a 27-all tie into a 40-35 half time lead and then pulled away whenjheld third place Mississippi went without a field °' "--—--'•• the only new team among the Top Ten in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll, get a chance to move up further in the standings Wednesday night when they take on sixth- rated New Mexico. It's the only game this week matching ranking teams. Aggies were beaten by New Mexico 7i-64 on Jan. 6, but have been defeated only one other time while winning 17. Ohio State beat them, 78-75, on Dec. 19. New Mexico's 17-game winning streak came to an end Saturday night when the Lobos lost to Arizona, 69-88. The result dropped them from fourth to sixth in the rankings. < The unbeaten Houston Cougars held first place in the poll, but their margin over runnerup UCLA was trimmed to eight points. The Cougars collected 25 votes for No. 1 and 322 points. UCLA drew eight votes for the top spot and 314 points on a basis of 10 points for a first-place,. 9 for second etc. Houston led by 23 points last week. : Houston plays Centenary Saturday while UCLA takes on Oregon State Friday and Oregon. Saturday. North Carolina, which accumulated 263 points in the balloting by a national panel Of 34 sports writers and broadcasters, Houston' (25) 2. UCLA (8) 3. North Carolina' 4. St. Bonaventure 5. Tennessee 6. New Mexico 7. Columbia 8. Kentucky 9. Vanderbilt 10. New Mexico State goal for nearly seven minutes midway in the last half. Dan Issell paced the Wildcats with 20 points, "';...". Tom Hagan scored 29 points for Vanderbilt, but it was Kenny Campbell's nine, points in the last three minutes when Georgia came within two that put the game out of reach. Vandy. now is 7-4 and 15-4. Rich Travis of Oklahoma City put on one of the nigiit's best individual performances by. dropping in 42 points as the Chiefs boosted their record to 15-4. St. Bonaventure climbed one notch to fourth. The Bennies are followed .by Tennessee, New Mexico, Columbia, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and New Mexico State. Tennessee and Columbia each advanced one place while Ken. tucky moved up from 10th to eighth. Vanderbilt, beaten by Florida, slipped from seventh to ninth. ' : Diike,' ninth a week ago, dropped from the ratings after its losses to South Carolina. The Top.ten, with first-place votes in parentheses, through Church Gomes ,:-;:: End Season •• &p Make-up action which cdj^ w eluded regular season play fea- 5 ?? tured the YMCA '- sponsored' „ Church League over the weefcp?'-; end, •; '• : sw'» Y director, Major Cal'dwelirS announced that the league's reg"'^ ular schedule is now completeHj 3 S and .post-season tournament"games will soon be getting uM-?- derway. 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