The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 10, 1968 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 10, 1968
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Delta, Caruthersville Too Gosnell, Wilson Leachville Win By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Action was as hot and heavy as usual on the scholastic cage scene last night. GOSNELL entertained DELL in an intra-county contest and the host Pirates ceked out a 55-50 victory in overtime. Gosnell led 16-10 after the first guarding their 6-4 man, Robert Walker." Murray finished with 18 points, fololwed by Gary Davis with eight, Jones, three, and Mike Williams, two. The junior Pirates next play HIGHLAND of Hardy at 6 p.m. on Monday, at Osceola in the opening round of the junior high quarter and 26-21 at halftime. I district tournament. However, Dell rallied to a 35-35 deadlock after three periods and the regulation battle ended, 50-50. The Pirates netted five points in the extra session while holding the Blue Devils scoreless. Coach Quitman Sullins had his squad use a man-for-man defense in the first half in an attempt to halt Dell's high-scoring Mike Jackson. He switched to a zone defense the last two sessions but neither tactic worked too well as Jackson connected for 34 points, 20 in. the second half. At one'point, Jackson hit for 12 straight baskets as he kept his squad in contention. "We.played just well enough to win," Sullins said afterwards, "but we were pleased to get by them tonight. We had been able to beat them by just one point at their court earlier in the season, but I look for them to be real tough in the district tournament starting Feb. 19." Eddie Williams with '25 points paced the Pirates to their 16th win against only three losses. Cliff Parrott added 10 markers while Mike Myers got nine, Chuck Gentry, eight and Steve Dorris, three. * * * (|osnell's junior squad took its contest with the younger Blue Devils, 31-29 after trailing at the hajf, 15-13.; LEACHVILLE was at home to BATESVILLE and the Lions took their 21st win of the season, 60-44. They have lost five. Coach John Widner was able to use all of his bench strength in both the first and second half as his squad raced to a 32-14 halftime lead. "We pretty well commanded the boards, throughout," Widner said, "and we had a balanced scoring attack." Four men reached double figures with Ronnie Keith leading the way with 14 points, followed by Rick Drury with 13. Drury also pulled down 17 rebounds. Preston Tate and Joe Sharp each earned 10 counters as Tommy Reed and Phillip Warren contributed four apiece. Jerry Finley added three and Barney Miller, two to complete the Lions' scoring. The Lions next play on Tuesday when they entertain Paragould. Widner's ninth-graders also won, 48-34, as Terry Adams netted 23 and Roger Cagle got 11. * #•-' ** DELTA and GARUTHERS- VILLE took semifinal wins in the Southeast Missouri-Conference Tournament at-'Steele.. Delta's junior squad whipped HAYTI NORTH,'/'-72-47, 1 " in. the night's opener before a fairly large crowd and advanced-to '-1 was proud of our defensive I tonight's championship battle garne made and the in that comeback we second half,". Coach Joe Bratcher said this morning. "Ken. Murray played one of his -strongest -, games 1 of the whole of the whole season and Kelly Jones did a fine job on with the SOUTH PEMISCOT Bullpups in a game beginning at seven o'clock. Scott with.,20 points and Conner with 17 led the charge for the young Chargers. Weatherspoon's 13 paced the losing Indians. COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Tim* for Each Diy, "Telli Whin Filh Bite But" FOR THE WEEK FEBRUARY 11 THRU 18 SUN 11 10:33 PM MON 12 TUE 13 11:27 11:53 PM PM WED 14 12:19 AM THU 15 1:09 AM FR! 1:58 AM 2:46 AM SUN 18 3:34 AM All time is given in Central Standard time. Add one.hour for the Eastern time zone; subtract one hour for Rocky Mountain time; two : hours for Pacific time. In localities using daylight saving time, add one hour to time found above. . .Copyright 1968 Blacker the Fiih — Better the Day for Fishing HUNTING and FISHING ' It. just goes to show you perseverance pays off. Several of '. the area fishermen . had been hitting the nearby lakes off and on for several weeks with just fair to moderate luck. This past weekend and dur- . ing part of the week,.some of the area fishermen hit the jackpot at Midway, south of Hughes, Ark. The crappie were striking hot and heavy . for about three days. Several of the bait dippers described the crappie as the largest overall they have seen in a good while. Some of the fish were reported over the 2- pqufld mark. As usual, Blytheville was well represented on the lake when the .word spread. Jim Roleson, Eddie Saliba, Edith Ulm, Mary Flncher, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lum, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker; '''Mr. and Mrs, Tom Holstead, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Campbell, James Williams, Maurice, •widen, Will Williams of BA- FB, Willie Reed and John Mey all reported limit or near limit catches. .Bob Logan, John Caudill and WlUe Cetotr bend the food news and they were determined to go Tuesday despite a big dip in the temperature, •strong winds and flurries of snow, 'Going against better judgment—and people sometimes say outdoorsmen don't •have much of that—they took off for Midway anyway but the winds held and they never got to wet a minnow. There's probably never a more disappointed person than a disappointed fishermen, especially after hearing about all those good fish 'being caught and not being able to get on the lake, from which they were being caught, due to bad weather. * ' * » The river is on another rampage. It's at about 24 feet and continuing to rise. It most likely won't affect Midway too much (his weekend but will other river chutes. Big Lake was reported to be fairly high but the water level falling. Don't forget to buy thon new Arkansas fishing licenses. The old one ran out Dec. 31. CARUTHERSVILLE toppled DELTA'S varsity quintet, 68-59, and will meet Coach Jerry Sinko's Bulldogs in the championship at 8 p.m. Caruthersville outscored Delta from the field, 27 field goals to 24 and cashed in on 14 of 25 free throws while Delta made only 11 of 26. Prather with 25 paced both squads and he received sunrort from Fisher with 15, Agnew, 14, Tyus, seven, Lossing, live, and Davis, two. Bridges netted 19 for Delta while Fox added 16, Noble, 11, Watson, seven, and Thomas, six. * * * WILSON closed out its regular season by . splitting a doubleheader with MARKED The Bullpups of Coach Paul Humphrey were edged in overtime, 42-39, to suffer their second loss of the year against 23 wins. • Wilson led at the half, 22-18, but the visitors tied it at 35-35 at the final whistle.and went on to score seven markers in he extra session for the win. Parker's 19 points and Me- Connell's 12 led.Marked Tree. Terry Hunt earned 14 to lead the-Pups. Jerry Stewart added 12 while Larry Hayes and Terry Williams each netted four. Don Bussey got three and Mike Brigance finished with two. The BULLDOGS rallied from a 27-25 intermission deficit to win going away, 61-51. "We were sluggish on defense the first half," Ralph Thompson explained this morning, "but a strong third quarter to get the win." The Bulldogs outscored their guests, 22-14, in that third session-as Fred Parnell .finished with 23 points to lead both squads. Joe Robertson added 16 and Cleo Faulkner contributed 15 to make things easier for the Bulldogs to close out with an 18-5 regular season mark. * * * Monday evening Wilson will host the Area Six Junior Boys Tournament. Play will run through Feb. 17. MARION will face WILSON TRADE in the first battle at 6:30, followed by the WEINER- ARMOREL tussle at approximately 7:45. MIS SCO encounters CENTRAL at nine o'clock in the evening's third game. * * * LEACHVILLE likewise will be the site for another junior affair on Monday, the Region 2-AA Junior Boys Tournament. Starting at 12:30, the 19-'team event will continue till Saturday night. : ... There will be games each afternoon and evening except Tuesday evening because of Leachville's varsity clash on the 13th. TRUMANN faces HELENA MILLER in Monday's first battle at 12:30; LINCOLN of Forrest City tests STUTTGART at 1:45; WONDER of West Memphis opposes NEWPORT at 3:00; MARIANNA challenges HARRISON HIGH OF BLYTHEVILLE at 5:30; POCAHONTAS meets BATESVILLE at 6:45 and FORREST CITY tangles, with. De- WITT at eight o'clock. Three games are set for Tuesday afternoon. HELENA faces WYNNE at 12:30;'STRONG squares off against LEACHVILLE'S LION CUBS at 1:45 arid WEST MEMPHIS battles the winner of the Trumann-Miller game at three o'clock. • RythevfDe (Ark,) Courier News — Saturday, February 10, 19M — Page Nine ONE-HANDER - Gosnell- High School's high-scorer,. Eddie Williams,- lofted this soft one-hander though he was harassed by three Dell Blue Devils, Robert Jonnson (31), Laddie Whaley (41), and Mick- Prewett (25). Williams finished with 25 points in the winning Pirate effort. (Courier News Photo by King) Olympic Roundup By ERIC WAHA . | skiing -on : the amateur level aft- CHAMROUSSE, France (AP) er this season. — Jean-Claude Killy of France! He left open the question is a perfectionist who has the habit of winning. He expects to win, because the record proves that lie is technically and athletically superior to his rivals. Now, the big question is whether he can take all three Olympic Alpine ski titles.' Killy, who won the downhill Friday, said he was going for victory in the remaining two races, the giant slalom and the slalom. If >'lly won all three, he r/'j duplicate a feat done only once in the history of Alpine skiing, by Austria's Toni Sailer in the Olympic Winter Games of 1956. Killy, a handsome, 24-year-old customs official,-announced.he was. through with competitive iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiii Hockey iiiiiiiiiiinii iiiiiiiiiBiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiHiniiiin Friday's Result) No games scheduled Today'i Garnet Chicago at Montreal New York at Pittsburgh Boston at Detroit, afternoon Philadelphia at St. Louis Minnesota at Oakland Sunday's Games Montreal at Chicago, afternoon Toronto at Oakland Detroit it New York, afternoon St. Louis at Boston Philadelphia at Minnesota Monday's Game Toronto at Lot .Angel** •:>• COLLEGE SCORES East Columbia'76, Dartmouth 70, 2 overtimes Princeton 69, Yale 62 ; Cornell 83, Harvard 79 Penn 61, Brown 53 Drexel 66, Johns Hopkins 55 Roanoke 87, Catholic U. 72 MIT 74, Colby 69 South New Orleans Loyola 86, Air Force 69 Centre 94, Maryville, Tenn. 76 West Georgia 75, Georgia Southwestern-57 Baltimore Loyola 92, Western Maryland 77 Midwest Neb. Wesleyan 88, Colo. Col. 65 John Carroll 83, Washington & Jefferson 71 Ferris St. 80, Spring Arbor 68 Wayne St. 78, Buffalo 64 Oakland 100, Mackinac 67 Warrensburg State 57, Pittsburgh State 47 , , Wm. Penn 81, Simpson 63 N.D. St. 78, So. Dak. 73 No. Dak. 91, Morningside 78 Lawrence 104, Grinnell 63 Southwest .New Mex. St. 93, Arizona 75 East.N.M. 66,.No. Ariz. 57 Far West UCLA 55, Oregon State 52 So. Calif. 79, Oregon 69 Wash. State 74, Stanford 71 California 79, Washington 66 San Diego St. 68, Cal Poly Pomona 64 Los Angeles Loyola 83, San Jose State 72 Weber St. 84, Gonzaga 62 • West. Wash. 79, East. Washington M ; . ' Fresno St. 91, San Fernando Valley State 79 Nevada 97, Humboldt St. 76 Idaho 104, Idaho Stale 76 Unfietd 74, Whitman 72 whether he would become a skiing professional, or accept a standing offer to enter the 24-hour Le Mans car race. He said he would have tried even harder in the downhill if a foreigner, for instance an Austrian, held the lead by the time it was his turn.' At that time, fellow Frenchman Guy Perillat held the lead. "I did not have a perfect run," Killy said, "I should have skied better." Killy's victory Friday was also a personal one. He won only two races previously this season. On top of that he suffered a personal blow when he was confronted by a paternity claim of an Austrian girl oh the eve of an important race. Killy subsequently withdrew from further, races. "I want to be by. myself," he announced. GRENOBLE, France (AP) A record-breaking blonde from Helsinki dashed American hopes for another speed skating medal coup in the Winter Olympics. today and. the.- injury- plagued U. S.,ski team lost teenager Karen Budge, before the start of the women's downhill- race, won by Austria's Olga Pall. The United States finished out of the medal running in all three of the day's early events—the women's 1,500-meter speed skating test, the girls' downhill and the men's 15-kilometer cross- country ski race.. Finland's Jake Mustonen set an Olympic record of two minutes, 22.4 seconds and Dutch girls finished 2-3 in the speed skating event. Miss Pall, a shapely 20-year-old brunette, beat Isabelle Mir of France and Austrian teammate Christl Haas with a brilliant 1:41.33 clocking in the downhill. Norwe- ningeri took the 9.3-miles cross- country grind in 47 minutes, 54.2 seconds, outdistancing defending gold medalist Eero Maen- tyranta of Finland. iBOWLING, SHAMROCK LANES Sportsman League . STANDINGS Castaways 58 -30 Phillips Ford ., 53 -35 Phillips Oilers .50 -38 Miss downhill Budge, 18-year-old star from Jackson, Wyo., suffered a dislocated shoulder in a freak mishap on the practice course about an hour before the start of the race on the slopes above Chamrousse. It was highly improbable she would recover in time to go in the giant slalom next Thursday, final women's Alpine event of the Games. Jere Elliott and Jim Barrows, both of Steamboat Springs, Colo., were injured in spills during the men's downhill Friday. "It's like a nightmare—all these injuries," said Bob Beattie, coach of the U.S. Alpine team. He said there was a slight chance Karen would be able to ski in the giant slalom. ew All N Garden By MURRAY OLDERMAN, NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK - (NEA) - The mounted head of the ferocious Cape Buffalo blared down at Emile Griffith in the Hunt room at "21" and Emile glared back. Emile was trying to strike a properly ferocious pose, ; so he jabbed a left fist into the midsection of Joe Frazier and an elbow into the back of Buster Mathis. i Mathis didn't even turn around, but Frazier balefully • rolled his fingers into a cocked fist and shook it at Griffith. : Emile grabbed an almost empty whisky bottle off the bar ' and flourished it menancingly. Joe did a pantomime of rais- . ing the bottle to his lips. Emile giggled. And boxing entered its new, grandiloquent era. "Mike Jacobs' thinking was colossal, gigantic," said Harry Markson reverently, "and so is this." The boxing director of the "new" Madison Square Garden announced a doubleheader program for the week of March 4 involving Frazier and Mathis for the heavyweight championship of the world (a contested distinction) and Griffith defending his middleweight title (uncontested) against Nino Benvenuti. Jacobs was the old matchmaker of the Garden whos».. false teeth clicked to the staccato of the turnstiles, and he ' wouldn't have understood half the things that were said. "Harry Markson," said Eddie Dooley, chairman of the _ New York state boxing commission, which approved the matches "has delineated the many facets of this program, ? which is worthy of the best annals of boxing." It better be because Dooley has stuck his chin ,out in endorsing a Mathis-Frazier championship fight, New York state •version, since big Buster has spent most of his pro career pushing over a bunch of stiffs and relating his proven worthiness to the fact that he beat Frazier twice when both were , amateurs and trying for the 1964 Olympic boxing team. » Dooley was so overwhelmed by the moment that he referred '"' to Buster as "Buddy." Mathis for his part announced, "I'm very elated to .get this fight. I don't know why he (Frazier) signed for it. But he did. And it's his mistake. When the referee puts on the"' gloves, that's the acid test." . ; Markson eased the speculation on why Frazier, the most glamorous of the current active heavyweights, consented to. take on Buster. "The Cloverley people (the Philadelphia .'. group which put Joe in business as his financial backers) are '. mindful of the historical significance of this occasion," ex- ; plained Harry. ',• In this new era of boxing, there are no secrets. Teddy .; Brenner, who functions as Markson's matchmaker, revealed that Floyd Patterson figured in the original negotiations for . the heavyweight end of the program but was reluctant to commit himself to another fight. He had contacted Eduardo Cor- :: letti, but the Italian heavyweight wanted no part of Mathis, though he would take, on Frazier. Jerry Quarry, the Irish heavyweight from Los Angeles, was also sought for Mathif but turned down a $100,000 offer to stay in the World Boxing • Association's version of a heavyweight title tournament. So'• it wound.up Frazier-Mathis. - i All the maneuvering didn't cause Frazier to lose his j perspective. In the shortest speech of all, he said testily, ~ "I ain't got much to say about this scheming, conniving with S Mathis." . Neither did Griffith, the middleweight champion of the world. Emile, when he wasn't looking at the head of th«_ Cape buffalo, had some idea his bout with Benvenuti would . be called the main event. But Brenner pointed out that tra- : ditionally the heavier divisions go on last. "At least," said Emile, "I am the only champion In the.., room." ;..';;. It was also noted that he would get $17S,M» tor Us con-.: "tribution to the program. . . :.". Again, Emile giggled, He could afford t*. . :; ,-a iSi THREE OF THE PARTICIPANTS in the "colossal . . . gigantic.. . . historic" boxing .. program which will open the new Madison Square Garden the week of March 4 are, left to right, Joe Frazier, Emile Griffith and Buster Mathis. Missing was Nino Griffith in a rubber match (or the middleweight title. ", Bus. Machines 49 -39 ! Team 5 45 -43 Barney's Drug 35V4-52'/4 Ark-Mo Power 24 -64 HIGH GAMES Arnold Sandbothe 228 Vaughan Shownes 227 Phillips Oilers 1,078 Castaways :.... 1,062 HIGH SERIES R. H. Farr ., 608 W; T. Havard 597 Phillips'Oilers 2,998 Castaways 2,959 Wednesday Night Ladies STANDINGS Razorback 53 -31 Seven-Up 52 -32 !oca-Cola 49 -35 Phillips Ford 44 -40 Hood's Service 41'/4-42Vi! Pepsi-Cola 41VH2V4 Mcador Body 27 -57 Farmer's Bank ...... 22 -62 ; HIGH GAMES Ruth Gregg 2M Martha Wagner 201 HIGH SERIES : Lounell Jones 546 City Privilege Licenses NOW DUE! 10% PENALTY AFTER FEB. 15th This Ordinance Will Bt Enforced! CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE COLLECTOR'S OFFICE CITY HALL Team 1 ,..„. 37'/4-50V41Bea Edwards 634

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