The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1968 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 11, 1968
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Robinson, Keith, Tate Honored As Northside, Crossett Win LITTLE ROCK - Blytlieville High's Ben Robinson and two standouts from Leachville High School, Ronnie Keith and Preston Tale, were among the high school players named to the Class AAA and Class AA all- tournaments teams announced following the championship battles on Saturday. Robinson was the season-long scoring leader for Coach Owight Williams Eastern Conference co- champions while Keith and Tate provided the scoring and rebounding spark for John Widner's Region 2-AA title-holders. Bach of the four teams in the finals of the tournaments placed two men on the,all-tournament teams here Saturday j night. I Fort Smith Northside, which beat Fort Smith Southside 46-44 to win the Class AAA championship, landed Aimer Lee and Jerry Jennings on the honor team: also was named the outstanding tournament player. Marianna had Mike Sawyer, and Joe Wood. Others on the Class AAA team were Michael Peterson of Little Hock Horace Mann, Joe Searles of Pine Bluff, Jerry Schmidt of Little Rock Central, Steve Hudson of Jonesboro and Bob Murphy of North , Little Rotk. Rounding out the Class AA team were Walt Henderson of Stuttgart, Lonnie Webber of Searcy, Mike New of Conway, Roger Morris of Harrison and Kenneth Clemmons of Pine Bluff Merrill. Sportsmanship awards went to Stuttgart and Jonesboro. Hamilton each. and Bennett had 10 Southside's representatives tied 44 . 44 with 59 seconds le[t . were Robert Stephens and Rob-j when Nort h s ide Coach Gayle ert Bennett. . j Kaundart called time out. ARMED AND LEGGED, the basketball wars continue. Above, a gangle ol arms covet the ball. Notre Dante s George Restovich (34) keeps hts eyes ahead and takes a "blind swipe at the ball held by Gene Slattery of NYU. Below, Philadelphia's Hal Greer (in white) and Seattle t Rod Thorn (dark) scramble {or ball, legs flying. Baseball Roundup .'? By JIM CITUPCH ! spent $5,000 installing a small Associated Press Sports Writer \ gym at Canclelstick Park. Yas- PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - The San Trancisco Giants have everything but consistency. I Manager Herman Franks and club officials are lr>'ing this spring to plug that gap with physical conditioning. If several key performers, mainly Willie Mays and Juan Marichal, had been available all last - season, says Franks, the Giants could have won the National League pennant instead ot finishing second lOMi games behind St. Louis. Tlie Giants held third most of June", slipped to fifth in July, and -Etayrd '.n second or third through August. Under the direction of physiotherapist Bert Gustafson, the Giants have worked hard, running-three miles a day while in Case. Grande. They didn't get down to seri- Gustafson before most a minute Saturday night before Jerry Jennings sank a jump shot with four seconds remaining to give the Grizzlies a 46-44 victory over Southside in the finals of the Class AAA State Tournament. The Grizzlies and Rebels were LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Crossett's Eagles, boosted by the 28- joint performance of Terry Hankton, became the first Re»ion 4AA team to win the Class AA State Tournament by defeating Marianna 61-45 here Saturday night. Crossett defeated Greene County Tech, Harrison and Leachville to reach the tqurna- _ ment finals. All three usually § field state championship contenders. 'We had such a good start against Leachville," said Cros- sett Coach Ted Lyons after his Eagles had beaten Marianna. "When we found out we could play with them, the boysTeally got after it. ''But as far as the best game is concerned, I guess we played our best four quarters tonight," Lyons said. "Yes, it had to b«" piiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiuiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH COURIER N6WS PAGE EI08T j Monday, March 11, 1988 ] iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiniiiii Terry Hankton, the outstand- ng Class AA tourney player, and Larry Crook made the team 'or Crossett, which won the Dlass AA title by defeating Marianna 61-45. ous.'baseball until arriving in Phoenix to begin the Cactus League schedule. "They joked they were going to take up a collection to send me home," said Gustafson, who is 55 but looks 43, "but several told me it helped. "Strength anil stamina have much to do with injuries. Unlike most athletes, baseball players use-bursts of strength — running, hitting and throwing — and;; then they cool off. The muscles get stiff and tear." Muscle pulls could be lessened by - beginning spring training running without cleats and not on grass, says Gustafson. What's good for Carl Yas- trzsmski is good for the Giants, said; Gustafson, so the Giants trzemski attributed the inv provement in his performance to strenuous physical conditioning in the off season. * * + Mays, who had his poorest season last year since joining the Giants in 1951, says he's "ready to go," and feels like playing "10 more years." Mays, who will be 37 May 6, ( hit .263 with 22 homers and 701 runs batted in while playing 141 games. The center fielder, whose 5114 career homers is topped only by Babe Ruth's 714, had some early season injuries. Then he was hospitalized with the flu for a week in July, a month in which he hit only one homer. Marichal, 29, reported on time this spring and says he is ready to regain the form which helped him win at least 20 games for four straight years. Last season he reported late, pitched only once after straining a hamstring muscle on Aug. 4 and finished 14-10. Jim Davenport, 34, with back and leg ailments, played 124 games and hit .275. He worked training began and is apparently recovered. Davenport, who played with Mays and 1967 Cy Young Award winner Mike McCormiek on the first Giant team in San Francisco in 1958, has taken over third with Jim Ray Hart moving to aft field. The return of Davenport to third and the acquisition of Ron Hunt gives the Giants better de- 'ense in the infield, says franks. And Hart, who hit .289 with 26 homers and 99 RBI, likes left bettor. The Giants have won only one spring ] penn ant in San Francisco, in larent- 1962, but during ttie past 10 years they have the best National League record with 887 victories compared geles' 876. with Los An- Western Stars Announced FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Fort Smith's two Class AA schools, .Northside and Southside, placed three players on the Western Division All-Star basketball team selected by the conference's basketball coaches. Northside, the conference, champion and Class AAA state champion, landed Aimer Lee, Thurston Knox and Jerry Jenings on the team. Southside, runnerup in the conference and in the state, placed Robert Bennett, Robert Stephens and Charles Watson on the all-star unit. Others named to the team, include: Alton Baldwin and Richard Oliver of Hot Springs, Roy Fears and Danny Trammell of Springdale, Russell Hall and Melvin Smith of Fayette. ville, John Endsley and Dana Edwards of El Dorado and Tom McAlear and Stanley Collins of Texarkana. "I .told them to shoot when the time was. right, no matter who had the ball," Kaundart said. "Whenever there was a good shooting situation." "I had to hit it," Jennings said. "I had to. I wanted to keep if from going into overtime." The Grizzlies, top-ranked team in.the state for the past several weeks, closed out with 25 straight victories. "Boys, that's the way to come through," Kaundart told his players after the game. "You played like No. 1, just like you did all year." Northside did not lead until [he final quarter when Aimer Lee sank a 20-foot jump shot to give the Grizzlies a 36-34 advantage with 5:15 remaining. Robert Bennett and Robert Stephens put the Rebels back on top 38-36 with 4:58 left. Southside gained a three-point lead before Northside rallied. The Rebels led 9-8 at the end of the first period and held five-point advantage at the half. The Grizzlies used a press to shake Southside in the thirc period and tied the game 34-34 on Lee's 20-foot jumper with less than seven minutes remaining. Lee scored 16 points and Jen nings had 12. Charles Watson hit 11 for Southside while Jim ANNOUNCING! I KAREN JOLLY - IS NOW WITH i BETTY'S DKAUTY SHOP P». PO3-3676 — 909 M. 10th * other Operaton: ; Barbara Sharp* :'• Betty \VeI)b LEADER FRANK GRIGSBY We are happy to Announce that Mr. Frank Gripsby led (he entire sales force in used CUT sales for the month of February at Boh Sullivan. See Air. 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