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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 9, 1968
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•'•'fe'V FREEDOM—An unidentified participant, in the Wilson Relays achieves that indescribable feeling of free flight as fie soars high and wide above the cross bar in this pole vault event at the Wilson High School track festivities. Jones"Wilson Relay Win To JHS boro High's Hurricane took the team title as expected as 25 schools fielded teams in the various areas of competition. (Courier- News Photo by King) By Frank Kills Courier News Sports Editor Despite a somewhat slippery track, Jonesboro High School came through as expected to capture the Wilson High School Relays over the weekend as 25 schools took part in the annual festivities at the .South Mississippi County institution. . Teams from BLYTHEVILLE and GOSNELL also took part but neither the Chickasaws nor the Pirates were able to accumulate a high number of points. According to BIytheville coach, Elbert Southall, his representatives did earn a total of 12 points, particularly as a result of their efforts in the 100-yard dash, the high jump, the 440- yard relay and the broad jump. Tommy Tompkins ran the 100 in 10.6 while Richard Brewer finished at 10.8, times Southall considered fair considering the slippery track conditions. Curtis Stout took fifth place in the high jump with a 5'2" leap and "Esau Bean finished hi the same position in the broad jump with a 20'9" effort. The Chickasaws 440 relay squad finished third ia their event. Tonight, BIytheville (both senior and junior high squads) will take part in the meet at Paragould starting at 6 p.m. Baseball Season iegi/ts Tomorrow •'" By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sport* Writer " 'The 1958 major league baseball season now is scheduled to open Wednesday without a for- "feit or a strike. But three of the 10 games remained up in the air -because of the racial unrest in Washington, Baltimore and Detroit. The traditional Presidential .opener at D.C. Stadium, postponed from Monday to mourn ' '-~ Dr. still slain civil rights leader • Martin Luther King Jr., was doubtful Monday night_as .National Guard troops occupied • the stadium. The soldiers had been called out to restore order : in the troubled city. - However, the cloud of doubt "over two other openers was lift- .ed Monday when Los Angeles -agreed to set back tonight's •scheduled game to Wednesday .and a threatened strike by New ..York Stadium workers was can• celed. .' 'The Philadelphia Phillies, who open against the Dodgers, said .they would forfeit the game rather than play today, the day :-Dr. King was to be buried in Billy Tops GGO Play .. GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) .Billy Casper's golf credentials • are highly impressive,' but he .'.still has one more goal he : ; "yearns to, attain—his first Masters championship. ; 4' When the 36-year-old Califor• riian flew out of Greensboro ;,;Monday night he was $27,500 viricher after winning the $137,500 -.-Greater Greensboro Open with a o „ _,.„,. o :. record-equalling 267. A double Arkansas Slate University's 2-1 COURIER NEWS PAGE TEN Tuesday, April 9, 1968 g tiiniiiiiniiiiiiniHiiDiiiniHiiiiDBiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiin Cage Pros niiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FINALS NBA Today's Games No games scheduled- Wednesday's Games Eastern Division Philadelphia at Boston, Bosr ton leads best-of-7 series, 1-0. Western Division San Francisco at Los Angeles, Los Angeles leads best-of-7 series, 10. ABA; . Monday's Result No games scheduled Today?s -Games Western Division . New Orleans at Dallas, New Orleans leads .best-of-7 series, 1-0. Wednesday's Games Western-Division > New Orleans-at Dallas Eastern. Division, Pittsburgh at Minnesota,, best- of-7 series tied 1-1. Atlanta. The Dodgers at firsi said they would play, whicl would have meant the first ma jor league forfeit since 1954, bu decided Monday to postpone the game. In New York, groundskeepers and maintenance personnel vot ed unanimously Monday to ac cept new contracts with Yankei and Shea stadiums, and re turned to work immediately. California opens at Yankei Stadium Wednesday while the New York Mets have their hoim opener at Shea Stadium Apri 17. The rest of the Wednesday starters are Cleveland at Chica go in the American League am Atlanta at St. Louis, the Mets a San Francisco, Pittsburgh a Houston and the Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati in the Nationa League. Like the game at Washington those at Cincinnati and Houston originally were scheduled for Monday, the others for today. All the AL games and those a San Francisco and Cincinnati in the NL are afternoon contests The others are night games. Stan Williams Wins It JONESBORO, Stan Williams Ark. (AP) singled home Wayne Pitcock in the sixth to ning to provide the margin for ground was played Monday be- of two earlier postpone, -ments. '.'.•• Despite a layoff of almost two ^months while he visited U.S. ;. 'forces in the Far East, Casper ^returned to competition here -with a remarkable display of Hjconsistent golf. His scores were £JB5-67-69-66, a 17-under par performance over the 7,034-yard <j Sedgefield Country Club course. i' :: George Archer finished 67-65 '.'for bis runnerup tie at J7I with •:. Bobby Nichols and Gene Littler. Eich won f 11,229. victory over St. Louis University here Monday. John Ford, who scattered 10 hits, was the winning pitcher. He pitched six innings Friday and won in relief Saturday. Williams singled in the sixth after Pitcock had tripled. ASU's first run came in the initial inning when Dana Ryan singled, stole second and scored on two errors. St. Lousi U. lied Hie game in the fourth on a double by Frank Obermcier and a single by Ray Rohr. TV Figures Wrestle Tonight Two battlers who have been seen on TV of late, Ken Lucas and Dennis Hall, will provide the opposition for Don Carson and The Red Shadow in tonight's main event of wrestling at BIytheville's Legion Arena. This foursome will tangle in a one.hour, best two of three falls tag team affair. Preliminary action sees Jackie Fargo squared off against 275 pounder Buster Gordon in another hour long event. Redheads At Sfeele By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor "Colorful' and exciting basketball, really colorful, that is, is on tap next Monday'evening at the South Pemiscot High:School gymnasium. .• ; The color will be.provided by the All-American Red Heads; a team of girls who are not afraid to take the court against'.any male team in the nation.. Playing according ; to reguta tion men's rules, the Red.Heads last season engaged in 203 coiv tests, all against men's teams. The female'cagers came out victorious on 153 of these occasions. Monday night, a group of area high school coaches will band together in an attempt to stop the winning ways of the invaders. The eight o'clock encounter, sponsored by the Steele Community Betterment organization, will find at least 12 : coaches combining their talents for ttie male squad. Mentors expected to see action are Bill Berry, South Pemiscot; Mitchell Fisher, Delta C-7-; Jim Hart, Matthews; Hugh 'Buddy' James, Kennett; Gene Martin, Cooler; ; Doug McGarrity, So. Pemiscot; Malcbmb Murphy, Holcomb; Joe Parkinson, Caruthersville Joe Scott,. So. Pemiscot; Jerry Sinko; So. Pemiscot; Quitman Sullins, Gosnell; Terry Turlington, Kennett. All proceeds from the 'game will go,.toward the operation of the summer recreation program in Steele. Admission will be $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for children. Tickets can be purchased from members: of- the Steele Kiwanis Club and:the Community .Betterment group. FAVETTEVILLE —. Challenged with making a .major comeback in 1968 after its first losing season :in a decade,, the Arkansas Razorback football squad reports for spring practice " today, the llth. .season- for;Coach Frank Broyies/:Al- though again heavily flavored with eager sophomores looking fpr a chance to play, the Porkers will have 27 lettermen on the field — including two from the 1966 season. The drills are scheduled for a climax on Saturday, May llth, with the annual Red- White game at War. Memorial Stadium in'Little Rock. Razorback Stadium-will have its usual share of tough Saturday sessions — including the April 20 preview when over 500 coaches are expected: for : the annual Coaching Clinic. In spite of a £5-l-record last, year; seldom has a spring practice been more ^anxiously awaited at Arkansas; The Porkers will install an offense that will .open up the. passing game -while retaining a serious : running threat — employing two split receivers. "We'll work on a great deal this spring," .said Broyles. "We have a lot .of young-play- 'ers to look, at, several .new- coaches on our staff and will make • some. adjustments .that will take time to analyze. I hope;it will be a very helpful 'spring. We're anxious to-get started." .' In 'terms of experience — the Razorback offense is in; a much better position than that of a year ago. Six of the seven starting linemen are returnihg —ends Max Peacock and Mike Sigman, tackle Webb Hubbell, guards Jim Barnes and Pat May and center Rodney Brand..Only tackle Ernie Ruple is gone. It's the same in the backfield where quarterback Ronny South was lost. The Porkers have starters David Dickey, Glen Hockersmith and both Mike .Hendren and-Russell Cody, who alternated. Added to these • offensive starters .are guard Jim forgoing places DAYTONA...«»satWte oxford that's really with it on campus or out on a date! Great new whiskey color with saddle. Tie into this classic. pedwizi USE YOUR BANKAMSRICARD OPEN THURSDAY UNTIL 8:00 P.M. /' " FAMILY SHOE STORE W. Moin^Phon* PO 2-2342 S Mulhns, center Louis Nalley, quarterbacks John Eichler (who started four games) and Gordon Norwood, flanker Dennis Berner and 1966 returnee Bruce Maxwell and you have the nucleus for an unproved offense in 1968. • The defense' is not "so fortunate Five starters are gone — including: three- All-SWG players, end Hartford: Hamilton, halfback .Tommy Trantham and middle guard David Cooper Others were tackle Alvm Jones and monster man'Steve Hoehn. The.returnees include end William Ketcher, tackle Jerry Dossey, linebackers Lynn Garner. and.Cliff Powell and defensive backs Gary Adams and Terry .Stewart Other defensive lettermen returning include.end Tommy Dew, tackles Terry Don Phillips (from'1966) and Don Mc- Elvogue, linebacker Guy Parker and halfback Tommy Dixon. The Porkers lost their top punter, Paul Conner, but have their kickoff-placement specialist Bob White' returning. The 'spring 'drills'of '1968 will go straight- through' to May 11 now that-the U of A has. completed 'its spring vacation, period. The first week of practice will cover.- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only (with no practice on.Saturday before Easter); but- Broyles hopes to maintain a four,day-a-week schedule starting / • Manila Standout Named To Squad By Frank Ellit Conrler News Sports Editor Five Arkansans, including one from Mississippi County, are among the selectees on the first annual All-Southern Basketball Team, announced today by the Orlando (Fla) Sentinel and Evening Star. ; Composed of high school players from the southern and southeastern part of the United States, the .team was selected by sportswriters throughout the 12-state region. John Benson, 6-6 center of the MANILA High School Lions coached by Gaylon Ward,- was among the quintet named from the'Land of Opportunity. Benson led his team to the District 2-A championship and to a place in the state tburha< ment at Little Rock, ^ Ha recently signed a grant-in- aid scholarship with Arkansas State University at Jonesboro after being among the more highly-sought performers in the state ..';•••; Other Arkaneans . Honored were Aimer Lee, Fort Smith Northside standout who led his team .to: the Class AAA championship and was the top .choice for all-state honors; Bob Murphy, North Little Rock senior center; Jerry Schmidt, Little Rock-Central-star; and Ronnie McMasters, 6-3 scoring leader of Bay. * * .-* Sixty young men in all were April 15. ' The -full 80-85 man squad that reports will be top-heavy with sophomores Except for Hendren, who will not participate in the spring drills because of a back injury, trainer Jim Bone reported the squad in good physical shape. .The new ' Razorback staff (with Johnny Majors and Gordon Smith now at Iowa State) includes a varsity staff of Mervin Johnson, Richard Williamson.-(from Alabama) and Don Breaux:. (from Florida State) on offense; and Wilson •Matthews;.Charles Coffey.and Cecil (Hootie) Ingram on de- .ferise'..- Coaches Jack Davis, Ldn Farrell.and Harold Horton (to join later this spring) .complete-'the full-time staff. ; John Benson selected and they represent some of the finest scholastic cage talent in the nation.- : , Four of the standouts, including Lee, led their squads to state titles and one. of them, Henry Bibby of Franklihton, N. C., even was honored by .a trans-continental, trip by UCLA Coach:John Wooden to see the young man perform. Tennessee's Kent Hollenbeck earned the highest, poiht-per- game Average of the hbnbrees with his 36.9 point output.. He has signed to enter the. University of Kentucky. . Two Memphis players were among those chosen—Steve Turner, 7-2 center from Bartlett and Marvin Brooks .of Carver. For a'count down to enjoyment 60 KING EDWARD America's Largest Selling Clgir a new suit will Brighten JlttT outlook You'll never Tuiow how "• jnuch a new suit can boost your morale until you see the new Gurlee collection. And especially the contemporary fashion illustrated. Skillful styling broadens your shoulders, suppresses your waist. Lighter, brighter patterns and colors flatter your appearance. Modern-hew ' fabrics keep you cool and. comfortable. Gome in and gee for yourself. PERFECT CURLEE CLOTHES You'll like yourself in a Gurlee suit * „. and to willihe. \/ MARTINS THf STORf FOR MW AND BOYS

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