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Tallahassee, Florida
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Sunday, April 17, 1955
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m TltIIIM DemMrdf 24 lyn-.y, A.ril 17, 1J$ THE PREP PARADE k ' i Walter REVELL Democrat Sport $ Writer Leon 'Loaded' A look at this year's record and at tht list of boys who will bt back next year indicate! the new athletic building program at Leon High started at an ideal time. 1 Despit the ahlft in couching personnel which moved Roger jEnglert into th athletic directorship and brought in two new coaches and the polio outbreak, Leon's teams have compiled tulte a record in the last eight month. A quick look: football: NEC runner-up. Baaketball: NEC ehimplon. JV basketball: Baseball; 5-0. Tracks M. Ciolf: f-t; NEC runner-up. State contest in baseball, track, golf, and NEC contest In baaeball and track are yet to come. Neat year already look good. By iporU, here's a run-down on boya who will be back next year, most of whom have made names for themselves this year; Football: Lettermen Harry Arnold. Charlie- Messer. Lloyd Griffith. Qwynn Kelley, Larry Hall. Charlia Clark. Ronnie Simpson and On Page. Several others who looked sharp in aprlng training. Bakerball: Lettermen Donnlo McCreary. Squirrel Perkins, David McCuUmwh and Bob Carnes. JV graduates Peter Lund, Bobby Oivena. Buddy Cash. Bobby Sharkey and Bobby Crook, till enough material left for a good JV. Three Solid Baseball Pitchers ... Baseball: Three top pitchers Squirrel Perkins, Donnle McCreary, Dick Hetgee plus Jack Dull, Ronnie Simpson, Larry Adkt-aon, Buddy Cash, Bobby Glvena, Tommy Whitley, Lloyd Griffith, Charlie Clark. Charlie Messer and Wallace Hlckey. Track: Gene Page, Bob Cames, Buddy Bannerman, Bobby Mldaett. Bill Grubbs, Jerry Lewltt, Donald Gibson, Randolph Casey. Sporty Hartafield, Peter Lund, Steve and Terry Long, Jimmy Prohowk and Gene Bans. Golf: Veterans Albert Yancey, Booker Moore and Guy Me-Xenile, Prospects Donnle McCreary, Keith Pltchford and Billy Owen. Busy Week Ahead For Leon, Demons Lions Meet Pcnsacola Baseballers; NEC Track, State Golf Scheduled Br WALTER HEVELL Democrat Sporta Wrltor A Group 1-AA baaeball game, tht Northeast Confer ence track meet and the atate golf tournament highlight this week'a sports activities or Leon High teams. Florida High also has a buay MANAGER CITES CHAMPIONSHIP STAFF PiWsburgh's Pitching n Farms? liven with an tirpandlng program, two and tliree-sport stars are not uncommon at Leon. Several freshmen, aophomorea, and Juniors were listed in more than one sport. Donnie McCreary is typical of a versatile athlete. He was a baseball letterman as a sophomore last year, waa a basketball regular thl year, and may be the No. 4 man on the golf team naar. iHr. Squirrel Perkins is a standout In basketball and basebrll. I f'eM. . reiauied his top ratlni: for .,. .. ..... t... K..i,.1K.irtn.w. wn,n FSD by trimming Emorya John iavKi MuiiUun u .... " - 7'""- Laudermllk, 61. 61, in the feature an exceptional pass-catcning ena. wo panics ws uouutu match and track letters, is one of the brightest football prospects. week with a pair of North flor id Conference baseball games. GREENV1IXE HRE The Demons open the week'a program Tuesday afternoon when they entertain Cheenvllle's Pirates In a 3:30 contest at the new school diamond, Taylor High of Perry comes In Saturday for a 10 a.m. battle. Florida High currently owna a 2-2 mark. The victories were over conference rival Montlcello and Madison, the losses to Havana and Analachlcola in non-league games. Leon's baacballers, sportinz a 8-0 overall record and a 1-0 group reading. Journey to Thomas vllle Thursday for a J: 30 p.m. contest. The Lions claimed a 4-0 triumph over the Bulldogs two week ago. PKNSACOLA PTE Pensacola, which Joins Leon and Bay High of Panama City In Group 1-AA, will furnish the opposition Friday afternoon. 3:30, at Centennial Field. Leon stopped Bay High, 6-2 Friday in the first group game of the season. Leon's trackmen, who own dual victories over Pensacola and Live Oak and captured the Fletcher Relays title Friday, go to Gainesville Saturday for the NBC meet at the University of Florida. The Lion thlnclads are rated the favorites for the conference meet. They captured four first Prtp Sports Log MONDATt lUMktll r..mUlt at florid. Rich. 1:M a m. THURSDAY: Baseball I.tM at Tbamasvllle, 1:1 p.m. naif Moa It Six. 1 mrnjm.il t, GalneivUie. ramAvi Baseball . at Lena. J M p m. SATl RDAY: lUMbtll Perry at rinrld. High, It a.m. Track Mon at NEC Meet, Gainesville. places and showed good balanca In the, Fletcher classic. Broad-Jumper Bobby Bryson and the 880-yard relay team i Blair Culpepper, Oene Page, Skeeter Mc-Gowan, Byron Block) set new records. Br HARRY GRAYSON NEW YORK, April 16 NEA Fred Haney doubts that pitching or the lack of it will sentence the Pirates the National League basement for the fourth consecutive year. "And I'll let YM la tome-Ihlag," says M a a agar Haney. "Pills-burgh's best pitching Is ot with the parent club. It's a the farms." The Little Man rattle a off names Bill Bell, Jackie Brown, Don Schultz. Char- rrtd Haney ley Douglas, Ron Sheetz, Gonza-las Naranjo, Roger Sawyer and Fred Green." "In my opinion," declares Haney, "this Is the staff for championship clubs In Pittsburgh. "The Old Man (Branch Rickey) has made Bill Burwell, the old pitcher, manager of the Lincoln Class A Western League club, the Idea being to expedite the development of pitchers. Brown probably will be sent to him. All Bell and Brown, big righthanders, have to do to win anywhere is get a piece of the plate." Bell. Srhulti, Whammy Douglas, ftheebt, Sawyer and Greea, the latter pair left handed, are with New Orleans. Naranjo, a Cuban, lost a two-hitter for the Hollywood Coasters In an' early outing. Douglas, who bas only one eye, was knocked out of the box in the first Inning for Brunswick of the D Georgia-Florida League a year ago, then went on to win 27 games while losing six. Haney sees an improvement in hla current varsity staff because he has Dick Littlefleld from the outset, Roger Bowman back from Hollywood with control and Ronnie Kline out of the Army. Haney's principal problem at the kick-off this trip was 20-year- Id Gene Freese, whom he hoped would team vp with Dirk Groat as a brand new double play combination. Freese was a take charge guy when shipped to New Orleans last spring to bat .332 and be the Southern Association's most valuable recruit. But the Wheeling youngster appeared over-awed as a major leaguer, fell apart in the field to such an extent that he had to be replaced by light hitUlng Curt Roberta. . Haney is introducing three new outfielders, with Frank Thomas, the home run manufacturer, switched from center to left. Earl Smith, purchased from the Class C Arizona-Texas League, where he had a phenomenal year, Is alternating in center with Tom Saffell, an accomplished defensvie player who spent last summer in Hollywood." Ramon Mejlas, a Cuban who hit aately in 57 straight games and drove in 140 runs batting .354 for Waco of the Big State, la the right fielder. Smith and Mejiaa look Ilka solid bitters, and with Thomas, Sid Gordon and the caU-hers give the Buccaneers seme thump for a change. Smith's is on of the more unusual baseball cases. He batted .387 for Phoenix, set an all-time league runs-batted In mark with an astonishing 195. He amassed 965 total bases wtib 32 home runs, 11 triples and 35 doubles, stole 42 bases. He la a polished enough flychaser to play center field. Yet Smith apent a half doaea years in the lower minors. It might have been the high, altitude of Arizona, but Fred Ha. ney and the Pirates have an Idea Earl Smith la going to keep right on going on the flat. McDougald Ailing NEW YORK, April 16 -'JH- Gil McDougald, New York Yankee second baseman, was left at home because of a back sprain today as his mates took off for Washington and Baltimore. FSU Netters Trim Emory A clean sweep of six singles matches and victories in two of three doubles events paved the way for an 8-1 Florida State tennis triumph over outmanned Emory here yesterday. I-! fh-'", f'T'i? torn Mana- Feler Lund, a 6-7 sophomore, is developing fast as a basketball center and a hlf h jumper. Bobby Givens Is coming Into hla wn In basketball and baseball. Buddy Cash bas improved in basketball and baseball, now ahows talent In football. Dick Heiges is a veteran pitcher, has strong potential as a halfback. Charlie Clark, Charlie Messer and Lloyd Griffith are football standouts, may develop into baseball stars before they graduate. Ronnie Simpson has established himself as an outstanding football and baseball player. Tennis, Swimming In Works Gene Page Is another talented sophomore, has exceptional ability m football, baseball and track. Gwynn Kelley seems headed for stardom in football and baseball. Jimmy Frohock, Keith Pitchford and Billy Owen are Just getting started. Frohock shows promise in football and track, Pltchford in basketball, baseball and golf, and Owen in basketball and golf.1 Some boya have to make a choice, when they feel stressing ne sport might bring greater results. Albert Yancey could make the grade In basketball and baseball, but he's devoting most of his time to golf. Booker Moore Is doing the same. Yancey and Moore were .400 hitters In Babe Ruth League play last season. Tennis and swimming may be started at Leon in the near future. The City Recreation Department's summer program and the organization of the Tallahassee Tennis Club look good for tennis. Both municipal pools organized swimming teams last summer. Lack of a larger coaching staff limits the athletic program in aome ways. But the current five-man staff is doing a full job. The coaches have plans . . . because they know there's plenty of material in the lower grades to replace today's stars. Other results: Ciindy daf. Joel Adler, f-t. f-0; Shelby treats) def. Bleva Shulinan. (-3, f-S; Tom Morgan def. Rlrk Perry, S-2, f-4; Shelby Brewer def. Willi. Webb, S-2, S-4; Dick Walker tt, John jMiklnt, S-l. S-S. SrhklK-lreagh def. Loudermiia Shulman, S-3. (-; Larry Kersey Walker def. Adler-J.nklm, C-l. S-2; Perry-Webb def. Jan H.rrli - Jimmy Wad., 4-f, a-a, a-S. 7955 Georgia-Florida League Baseball Schedule AP At Ar At Ar At Ar At , Albany Brunswick Cordelt Moultrie Thomasville Tifton Valdotta Way cross " " J as. as " a w. m """" ity a. js-m r a, Apr. as, h-jT" Ma? a, a Apr as. ... . Apr 1 SI Hay S. n. a H, JS m , t Mar at, St fm 1. t May . 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M Ag 2, 1 M M M ' M M '' At m. ie At m. w At s, as. m At e At m, m At. s sny IS M My 4,M,ai May II. Kt May 7, M Apr M. M May 14, a Apr 26. t . Wavcrosa Ba'"1' Mi it, ar Mi t, t , ? ?? May at, at y at, at rvaycros! 1 M x. m Mi it, js Retultt AW. 1 " m , ; m , MT HI, M M Mt, K M It, IT At as. at At s, at. at At 1. rr. At At t. s Am n M At M, is Leon's Engiert Works With Young Gridders Some 50 eighth and ninth graders will enter their third and final week of spring football practice under coaches Roger Engiert and Fred Snyder at Leon High tomorrow. The prospective gridders almost half of them from Elizabeth Cobb Junior High are participating in the second session of spring practice. Engiert and his assistants climaxed a four-week session for 9-11 graders three weeks ago. BASIC TRAINING "This group of younger candi dates has the advantage of learning basic fundamentals and scrim- boys," he continued. "We work them about an hour a day. stressing blocking, tackling, timing and stances. They run a few plays to get the feel of teamwork." GOOD POTENTIAL Almost 80 boys reported the first week. Engiert has a list of 42 who have attended practically every drill. "Some of them have shown good Slender Schedule For FSU Sports Four Florida State teams are scheduled this week as the Seminoles head into the homestretch of their most successful athletic year. State's tennis, track and volley ball squads will be on the road The only home attraction is Sat urday's golf match with Stetson. NO BASEBALL FSU's baseball and gymnastics teams take things easy. Danny Litwhller's well-rounded diamond forces, jn the midst of a 13-day rest, return to action April 29 at Collegeboro, Ga., in a two-game series with Georgia Teachers. Hartley Price's gymnasts are preparing for next week's National AAU Championships at Rochester, N. Y. The tennis squad will be the busiest during the week. With a three-match invasion of Alabama and Georgia. Coach Keith Pitchford's sextet, 8-4 for the season, meets Auburn on Monday before moving over to Atlanta for matches with Georgia Tech and Emory on Tuesday and Wednesday. Seminole trackmen have their work cut out in another Atlanta event Saturday the annual triangular meet with Georgia and Georgia Tech. Coach Mike Long's thinclads, who thumped Merce 101-30 In their only dual start, have won the Georgia Tech-Georgia affair twice since the meet was inaugurated maging with boys their own age ! Potential," Engiert added. "We and si?," Engiert noted. plan to move a few of them right The head coach had to hesitate Z.J'I sulci uicnuuiuiig iuc siftc angir.) , A couple of the newcomers weigh; The candidates: In near the 250 mark. "Thu-a'a nn nrur nn th I End Victor Johnatn, Buddy Mc- ineies .no pressure on inejCoe itlk Smithi ueorg sorry. Jim- J mT Bxiwen. Jat-keu Richard A nn 1 1 r n , Georce Brand, fcdwia Hyatt, John kever. Buddy Metser, John Rikar, Joe Terrj. F.utene Thomas, Henry Vinson, Lee Williams. ttuards Waddill Barineau. Buddy Carroll, Herbert Carter, Bill ;ierne. Aubrey Kelly, F.dwin Moore, . If n ii Perry. John Jewell, Ken Van Asendert, Leonard Hell. Center John Branlette, Timothy Calvin. Ivan Munroe. Viiarternai'ks tommy Cogsnall. Hall Darks t red Andrews, Jack Crnlchfield, Joby Kidd, Jack Levins, Jack l.inle, Johnny Petrandis, Buddy Searcy, Jack Walker. Dick Wilson. Fallbacks Sterling Branrh, Robert Drhaney, Jerry McUanlel, Bob MaiwelL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE 20 L. E. POWELL INSUXANCt AGENCY 102V, S. Adams h. 2-07 2 YEARS SAFE DRIVING SAVES YOU Blountstown Trips FIS Special to The Democrat BLOUNTSTOWN. April 16 Blountstown's Tigers pushed over three runs in the seventh inning to defeat FIS 11-10, here Friday afternoon. Singles by Earl Adams' and Donald Hall, a triple by Johnny Fowler and an infield error accounted for the late rally. Blountstown , FIS AH H H FSU Sports Log MONDAY: Tennis At Auburn. TIESIiAY: Tennis At Georgia Tech. WEDNESDAY: Tennis At Kmory. THURSDAY: Volleyball At Colum bus, Ga., YMCA. SATURDAY : Golf Stetson. Talla ha usee Country club, It a.m.; track tieorgia-Ueorgia Tech at Atlanta, in 1952. . Saturday's golf date with Stet son will mark FSU's final ap pearance on the Tallahassee links this season. Led by Bunk Berry and Jack Veghte, the Seminoles face Auburn and Georgia in their remaining dual encounters'. State's Southern Collegiate and Florida AAU volleyball champions round out the week's schedule in a dual match with the Columbus,- Ga., YMCA at Columbus Thurs day. Mcciei.n naii.p l.eath.ss Fowler.lb ('olemn.cf Kooks.c Pope, rf Molgry.Jb Hrison,3b Adams, If Holder, l-aird. (Hirer, js Mann.ss Purdy.3b AB R H If 1 t Wilams.,cr Osburn.Jb 1 V'laira.lb t Powell, rf - 1 Totals 37 11 17 I Totals 29 Id 1 B Town S 1 S 11 It 1 FIS S ( I It 19 4 E. K. f.eath, Mann 2. Osburn I, Ptirdy 1. RBI. Montgomery 2, Fowler a. Rooks 2, Oliver 2, Uird 2, Holder 3. Osborn 2. 2B. Purdr, Adams. 3B Holder, Fowler. HR. None. DP. None. SO. Hall 3. Oliver, 1. BB. MctlelUn 3, Hall (None). Oliver 3. HO. MctlelUn S in 1-3 innings; Hall S in f 2-3 Innings: Oliver 12 in 7 innings. Winner Hall. Loser Oliver. Leon's Golfers Easy Winners Albert Yancey fired a one- under-par 71 and Rob Austin and Quy McKenzie played their best rounds of the year as Leon High's golf team blanked Su wannee High of Live Oak, 18-0, here yesterday. It was Leon's third dual victory in five starts this spring. The Lions previously had de feated Valdosta and Thomasville, bowed to Gainesville High twice. Yancey, who soared to 77, 78 and 79 after opening the season with a 71, returned to top form yesterday. Austin came through with a 74 and McKenzie, the No. 4 man, posted an 82. Booker Moore filed a 75 in the No. 1 spot. Live Oak's Winston Radford paced his mates with an 81. Danny McCronnon and Robert Mills both had an 86 and Daniel Hicks a 80. Leon's aggregate score was 302. 11 strokes under the total that gave Gainesville High the Northeast Conference title a week ago. Leon placed second behind Gainesville. The two teams are expected to battle for the top spot in this week's state tournament at Gainesville. Redlegs Farm Ross CINCINNATI, April 16 Ufi The Cincinnati Redlegs today optioned rookie pitcher Cliff Ross to Nashville of the Southern Assn. under a 24-hour recall agreement. (MORE COMFORTABLE, TOO) . i ct. 7 .... for- for't lent, coiol V.e s.-aV ...T. Hove' lLo1 r vrritc: rioridan Hole! Builtfinii CALL 2-4410 AIRLINE OF THE STARS A KOftlDA COSPOKATION I USE NATIONAL AIR FREIGHT !

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