The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 1, 1968 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 1, 1968
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FTFTFFN 1 OVFI IES-Blv1heville High School principal, D. B. Meador, (far lefl wild microphone) introduced these young ladies as (he members of the Valentine Court at a recent Chickasaw basketball encounter. He, Ihey, and a large number of BHS rooters are expected to be on hand tonight as (lie men of Coach Dwight Williams battle the McClellan Lions in an important AAA Eastern Conference game The junior varsity action starts at six with varsity play set for 7:30. (Courier News Photo by Beasley) Three Repeaters ead AP Choices By TED MEIER Associated Press Basketball Editor NEW YORK (AP) - Etvin Hayes, the Big E of the top- ranked University of Houston cougars dominated the 1968 college basketball All-American announced today by The Associated Press. Lew Alcindor of UCLA, Westley Unseld of Louisville, Pete Maravich of Louisiana State and Larry Miller of North Carolina rounded out the first team picked by the votes of 322 sports writers and broadcasters. The 6-fool-8 Hayes, the 7-1V4 AlcSidor and (he 6-8 Unseld are repeaters from Ihe 1967 A-A. Maravich, a 6-5 sophomore, is the nation's leading collegiate scorer. Miller, a 6-3 senior, led North Carolina to 20 straight victories. Hayes and Unseld also are seniors while Alcindor is a junior. ... Calvin Murphy, a 5-10 sopli of Niagara, headed the second team which included Ncal Walk of Florida, Bob Lanicr of SI. Bonavenlure, Lucius Allen of S OCLA and Don May of Dayton. '- Mike Warren of UCLA, Rick COURIER N5WS g Friday, March 1, I!)«8 jj liiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiii Mount of Purdue, Jo Jo White of Kansas, Mike Lewis of Duke and Sam Williams of Iowa were selected as a third team. Members of each of these teams will receive certificates from The Associated Press. Bill Hoskct of Ohio Slate, Don Smith of Iowa Slate, Jim McMillian of Columbia, Joe Allen of Bradley, Mike Casey of Ken- lucky, Ron Williams of West Mexico, Rich Travis of Oklahoma City and Merv Jackson of Utah were foremost of the honorable mentions. Hayes, who scored 39 poinls as Houston snapped UCLA's 47- game winning streak in January the balloting, and on Feb. 24 got 62 against' Elvin Hayes Valparaiso as Houston set a single game record of 158 points, almost had a perfect score in Wilson Receives iPraise From Coach • "He's a fine boy, a fine slu- : dent," was the way Southern 'Slate College basketball coach W. T. Watson replied recently iwhen asked how former Blythe;Ville High eager, Ron Wilson iwas doing as a member of Hie -Muleriders squad. | Wilson, attending SSC via an : athletic scholarship, has seen 'limiled action with the Rider varsily this season but Watson 'expressed pride at young Wil•son's potential and scholastic i ability. '. In his first semester at the iMagnolia-based institution, Wil!son made a 4.0 grade point average, receiving A's in all his subjects. Watson said he is looking forward to Wilson developing a lot during the coming year. The highly successful SSC coach is well known for bringing his men along slowly, several upperclassmen who were squadmen in past years suddenly blossomed into starters this season. Watson hopes and feels that Wilson will make the same kind of progress, noting that he played on a fine high school club. Wilson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wilson of Blytheville. The Big E, the second highest career scorer in college records, was picked on the first team by 320 voters. The other two put him on Ihe second team. He missed a perfect total of 1,610 points by only six with his 1,604 aggregate. Five poinls were given for a first team nod, two points for a second team vote. The lowering Alcindor, who led in Ihe voting a year ago, polled 311 firsts and 10 seconds for 1.575 poinls. Maravich, known as Pistol Pete and the first sopli to crack the 1,000- point scoring barrier in a single season, finished a surprise third in the voting. The son of the LSU coach, Press Maravich, Pete polled 195 firsts and 75 seconds for 1,125. Unseld, who led Louisville to a second straight. Missouri Valley conference championship, had 876 points on 130 firsts and 113 seconds. Miller had 681 on 105 firsts and 78 seconds. Murphy, with 88 firsts and 114 seconds, polled 668 points, missing the first team by only 13 points. Thereafter the totals fell off. Walk had 452, Lanicr 409, Allen 374, May 359. Warren 291, Mount 289, White 231, Lewis 218, Williams 123. Hoskct had 112 and Smith 102, the best of the honorable mentions. See Your Arkansas Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High School State Tourneys At Little Rock Class A Magnolia Columbia 72, Lavaca 62 McGebee 58, Mulberry 40 Mena 63, Marion Phelix 52 Class B Turrell 57, Kirby 47 Pyatt 89, Prairie Grove 40 Grcenbricr 58, Stamps Ellis 57 Region 4AA Tournament At Magnolia Camden Lincoln 58, Smackover 45 Magnolia 62, Texarkana Washington 42 Camden Fairview 65, Camden 41 Crossett 60, Arkadelphia 30 Region 2AA Tournament At Paragould Marianna 68, West Memphis Wonder 67, overtime Stuttgart 59, Paragould 58 Region 3AA Tournament At Searcy Pine Bluff Merrill 74, Pine Bluff Townsend Park 71 Conway 75, Morrilton 63 Searcy 55, Pine Bluff Coleman 42 Region 1AA Tournament At Bentonville Valley Springs 43, Rogers 33 Harrison 73, Subiaco 37 Distance Performers Priming At Oaklawn HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (APj- Joe Shaver's BF's Own and Marion H. Van Berg's Mink, both definitely aiming for the $50,000 added Oaklawn Handicap, are among nine distance performers entered in the $6,000 Vic Ames Purse at Oaklawn Park today. The Shaver and Van Berg stars loom as the main choices in the mile and 70-yard allowance test. BF's Own, an Invader from Florida, scored impressively in his first outing here and Mink, a recent arrival from the Fair Grounds, closed fast to finish second in a sprint event. Posing challenges to the pair are Corner Evans' Confessor, an upset winner last week; Verna Lea Farm's stretch-running The Dancer and Boyd Finnell's dangerous Air Boat. Outsiders in the field are Burst, Bishop and Bischoff's Extermeno, the Beren Stable's Single Needle, John D. Askew's Fleet Fella and Bruce Poloz- ker's Parar. E. and J. Waller's Missouri Gent, ridden by Hector Viera, scored a three-length victory in the $5,000 feature Thursday. Missouri Gent covered the six furlongs of slow track in 1:13 4-5 and returned $23.60, $10.60 and $6.20. Bolate finished second and paid $4.80 and $3.40. Vicki's Choice, the show horse, returned $4.60. Baseball Roundup Jim 'Casts' Sad Look At Workout By HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Press ports Writer The cast is complete for the Boston Red Sox. Unfortunately, it's wrapped around Jim Lonborg's valuable left knee. Lonborg, the tall right-hander who won 22 games and a Cy Young Award in Boston's dramatic surge to the 1967 American League pennant, was a surprise visitor Thursday at the Red Sox' first full-squad drill. "I just want to be on the scene with the rest of the guys," said Lonborg, who injured his knee while skiing just before Christmas and underwent surgery. He said be plans to return to Boston to have the cast removed next Tuesday and ten drive back to Winter Haven, Fla., to begin getting the knee back in shape. He is not expected to pitch until mid-May. Rain disrupted workouts for most of the Florida-based teams. But not before Minnesota Twins' Manager Cal Ermer and infielder Sandy Alomar of the Chicago White Sox wer forced to the sidelines. Ermer tore a leg muscl while reaching for a thrown ba while Alomar was struck in th face by a ball and suffered minor nosebleed. The holdout ranks wer Red Cobb Doing Well Charles (Red) Cobb, forme Blytheville High School athleti star, is making headlines again . . . this tune as a coach. Cobb has just completed hi third year as coach of the Free ericktown, Mo., Hornets. He wa 11-2 and tied for his district title finishing second in the eighth grade tournament. Cobb took over three year ago and had a 13-7 season. Las year he was 21-0. MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) - Art Wall of Honesdale, Pa., shot six birdies Thursday enroule to a seven-imder-par 65 and the first round lead in the $15,000 Maracaiba Open golf tournament. Newl25-hp Mercury is the world's most powerful outboard. BUELL W. CARTER, Agent 607 N. 6th Phont PO 3.3361. It's brand new from poweriioad to prop The world's most powerful, most advanced outboard couples Mercury's exclusive Thunderbolt electronic ignition and System of Silence with Jet-Prop exhaust to a completely new 99.9-cubic-inch, a-cylinder-in^line powerhead; newly designed pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft plus new carburetors with aircraft-type boost Venturis deliver greater acceleration and low-end torque with no loss In top-end performance. The new Merc 1250 is the newest in an exclusive line of 6s which have set more performance and endurance records than any other outboards , . , it's the new performance champion from the company that has made performance a specialty. See the brand-new Merc 1250atyour Mercury dealer's now! MUCKY... THE PAYOFF IS PERFORMANCE: 3.9. 6, 9.8, 20, 35, 50, 85, 100, 125 If. Kiekhieltr Mercury, Fond in lie, Wisconsin. Division of Brunswick Corp. KMUiMfir Mwwiy el bntdi, ltd. KltkhMlir Mercury of Autdlii Pt». IW. Pete Rose thinned somewhat when pitcher Jim Merritt, who had a 13-7 record, signed with the Twins and shortstop Ruben Amaro became the last of the New York Yankees to come to terms. Both received an estimated $24,000. However, outfielder Tony OH- va of the Twins, third baseman Clete Boyer of the Atlanta Braves, eight Cincinnati Reds and three key Houston Astros still were unsigned. Oliva, who received $40,000 last season and is asking $60,000, is scheduled to arrive in the Twins' camp today to talk with owner Cal Griffith. fioyer became a holdout after a 30-minute session with Braves officials. The ex-Yankee, who had his best season in 1967 with 26 homers and 96 runs batted in, reportedly is asking a boost from $35,000 to $50,000. The Braves are said to have offered $45,000. Assistant General Manager Phil Seghi of Cincinnati talked by phone with outfielders Pets Rose and Vada Pinson, pitchers Mel Queen and Jay Ritchie and rookie infielder Hal McRae. 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