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TO EACH HIS OWN—Coach Elbert Southal! and his Blytheville High School track team are in the process of preparing for the Regional Championships on April 26. As a warm-up for these important events which will determine which young men will qualify for the state championships, and for each of the squads previous meets, Southall allows the tracksters to loosen up as they see fit. Body twists, leg bends or whatever feels most comfortable to each competitor can go a long way toward helping to lower existing school, regional and/or state records. Southall is being assisted in his track endeavors by Chickasaw head football coach, Alan Stblt. This scene was captured at the Fairview School recreation area, the Chicks' practice field in lieu of their own facilities. (Courier News Photo) Majors' Slate Light They'll Take 'Em Surprise Help Helps By DICK COUCH Associate* Press Sports Writer One of Atlanta's heavyweights is'Jiurting but the Braves' light brigade is feeling no pain. Reserve catcher Bob Tillman, a ithird inning replacement for injured Joe Torre Friday night, walloped a two-run homer in the seventh, carrying the Braves to a 43 victory over Cincinnati in their 1968 home opener. Pitcher Phil Niekro and shortstop Sonny Jackson also homered for the Braves, who bad dropped their first two games this season on the road arid were winless in two previous home openers at Atlanta. in the night's only other major league action, the Houston Astros struck for four runs In the fifth inning and trimmed Philadelphia 5-2 for their third victory without a loss. Torre, Atlanta's brawny cleanup hitter, caught a foul tip on : his right ring finger in the Reds' third and left the game with a split fingernail, Harvey Stone, the Braves' trainer, said the -injury didn't appear to be serious. Niekro and Cincinnati's John Tsitouris hooked up in a 1-1 duel until the seventh, when the Atlanta knuckieballer led off with his first major league homer. Hank Aaron singled and Tillman, acquired from the New York Yankees last winter to back up Torre, slammed a fast ball over the center field fence. * * * The Reds countered with two runs in the eighth before Cecil Upshaw, pitching in relief of Nekro, worked out of a bases loaded, none out jam. Upshaw also weathered a ninth inning rally when pinch runner Bob Johnson was thrown out trying to score from first on a double by Pete Rose. Tony Perez' second homer of the young season gave the Reds a 1-0 edge in the second inning but.'. Jackson, obtained from Houston in another winter deal, tied it in the third with his first homer since 1966. Rookie Hector Torres, the BOWLING, SHAMROCK LANES Wednesday Night Ladies STANDINGS Seven-Up 80 40 Coca-Cola 70 50 Razorback 68 5?. Hood's Service 64% 55% Phillips Ford 62 58 Pepsi-Cola 59% 60% Meador's 35 85 Farmers Bank 35 85 HIGH GAMES Ruth Gregg 218 Peggy Siefke 209 ftazorback 1,033 Phillips Ford 1,006 HIGH SERIES Ruth Gregg 570 Jan Moore 531 Phillips Fbrd 2,908 , Seven-Up 2,897 MAJOR LEAGUE-STANDINGS Houston .. St. Louis Chicago .. Pittsburgh New York San Fran. Atlanta ... Cincinnati Philadelphia Los Angeles National League W. L. Pet. G.B. 3 0 1.000 0 1.000 1 .500 1 .500 1 .500 1 .500 2 .500 American League W. L. Pet. G.B. 2 .333 2 .333 2 .000 Friday's Results Houston 5, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 4, Cicinnati 3 Today's Games St. Louis at Chicago New York at Los Angeles Philadelphia at Houston Pittsburgh at San Francisco Cincinnati at Atlanta, N Sunday's Games St. Louis at Chicago Cincinnati at Atlanta New York at Houston Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Philadelphia at an Fran., 2 Monday's Games St. Louis at Atlanta New York at Houston Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Only games scheduled Minnesota New York Baltimore Boston ... Cleveland Detroit .. California Chicago . Oakland . Washington 01.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 .500 .500 .500 .500 .500 .000 .000 Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Chicago at Detroit Boston at Cleveland Oakland at Washington California at Baltimore Minnesota at New York . Sunday's Games Chicago at Detroit Boston at Cleveland Oakland at Washington California at Baltimore Minnesota at New York Monday's Games California at Washington Oakland at New York Detroit at Boston Minnesota at Baltimore, N supposedly light-hitting shortstop who has replaced Jackson in the Houston infield, touched off the Astros' fifth-inning burst with one of his three singles. Rusty Staub's two-run double keyed the decisive rally. Ron Davis also delivered two runs with a single and double. Cookie Rojas stroked four off the Phillies' 11 hits off winner Denny Lemaster, who needed lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllDIIOIIIIIliinii COURIER NEWS s . PACE SIX 1 Saturday, April 13, 1968 relief help from John Buzhardt in the eighth. Philly Hurts Too SF, Boston On A Spot SANTA ANA, Calif. (P) Raph Boston says he was upset over the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. last week when he said he would not try out for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team. "I was not myself. But unless you are a Negro you cannot imagine what Dr. King's death meant," the stellar long jumper told an audience of athletes recently in announcing he had changed his mind and would try out for the team. "I was ignoring what President Johnson said the night of the assassination. He asked the nation to remain calm. I did not and it was my fault. * * * "You know all those things that Stokely Carmichael and Rap Brown have said? They go through your mind, even if you don't believe them. When something like this happens, when you're thinking irrationally, then suddenly they seem right." Boston who shares the world long jump record, said he would try to make the U.S. team and would dedicate his efforts at the Olympics to King's memory. He said he will retire afterward. .iiiiuiiiiinniiiiiinimiiiiianniininiiiiniiiiiniiiiiMiiiii! Cage Pros iilllliliiniiiiiininiiniiininiinnMiniNiniiiiiiininin •» Pro Basketball Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Finals NBA Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Western Division Los Angeles vs. San Francisco at Oakland, Los Angeles leads best-of-7 series 3-0 Sunday's Games Eastern Division Philadelphia at Boston, Philadelphia leads best-of-7 series 2-1 Monday's Games Eastern Division Boston at Philadelphia Western Division San Francisco at Los Angeles, if necessary By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j The San Francisco Warriors are down to their last chance in their National Basketball Association Western Division playoff series with the Los Angeles Lakers. The teams play tonight in Oakland, with the Lakers leading the best-pf-7 series, 3-0. In the NBA's Eastern Division playoff, the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics meet in their fourth game in Boston Sunday, ' with the 76ers leading 2-1. In the American Basketball Association, Minnesota and Pittsburgh meet on the Muskies home court tonight, with the Pipers leading the best-of-7 Eastern Division set two games to one. The fifth game in the series will be played Sunday. And in the Western Division, j Dallas meets New Orleans today. New Orleans leads the series 3-1. In tonight's ABA game, Pitts burgh can just about wrap up the series with a victory because two of the final three games—if needed—will be played on the Pipers' home floor. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Bobby McKinley, younger brother of former Davis Cup player Chuck McKinley and second ranked junior tennis player in the United States in 1966, has signed a letter of intent to enter Trinity University here. ABA Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Eastern Division Pittsburgh at Minnesota, Pittsburgh leads best-of-7 series 2-1 Western Division Dallas at New Orleans, New Orleans leads best-of-7 series 3-1 Sunday's Games Eastern Division Minnesota at Pittsburgh Monday's Games Western Division New Orleans at Dallas LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled outfielder Cleo James from their Spokane affiliate Friday to replace injured AI Ferrara. SNETTERTON, England (AP)-A five-liter Ford Mustang driven by Englishman John Ewer and Syd Fox won the 310- mile European stock car race (Friday. thigh and an injured right toe. —Wally Jones, injured knee cartilage. Luke Jackson, pulled ham- siring muscle. —Hal Greer. bursitis in his right knee. —Billy Cunningham, broken right wrist. The 76ers have nine men in uniform for the bestof-seven playoffs, which they lead, two games to one. But whether they'll have anybody left for the finals against the Western Division winner is anybody's guess. PHILDELPHIA ^AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers could be billed as the best touring troupe in basketball. All they need is a doctor to complete the cast. Going into the fourth game Sunday of their National Bas- kelboll Association playoff series with the Boston Celtics, the 76ers are hurting from head to toe. So what's new? Injuries have plagued the defending NBA champion since the opening of the season. Harvey Pollack, the 76ers' statistician, ticked off some of the injuries: -Wilt Chamberlain, partial tear of the calf muscle in his right leg, a strain in his right D' Allen Beauty Can Especially For You M«ry rrucM comitln Complimentary Drmciutratlon Una Wheeler PO 3-3866 Friday *'s iiiiiinniiniiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiGaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiii'Wiiiiiii By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING - Rusty Staub, Astros, slammed a two-run double in the fifth inning to key a four- run rally and lead unbeaten Houston to a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia. PITCHING-Cecil Upshaw, Braves, worked out of a bases- loaded jam in the eighth inning and stifled a ninth inning threat to save Phil Niekro's 4-3 victory over Cincinnati. iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 1 ! Fight* By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME — Fernando Proietti, 148, Italy, outpointed Osei Kofi, Where They Get 'Em By MIKE BARRON Associated Press Sports Writer ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves' big weapon, the home run,-came from some un- expected'sources Friday night, but.it.'still;brought the team's first victory in a home,opener since the move from Milwaukee in 1966. .' The homers; which produced Joe Torre a 4-3 victory over Cincinnati, came from catcher Bob Tillman, who had only three last year; shortstop Sonny Jackson, who didn't hit any last season and never had hit one over the fence, and pitcher Phil Niekro, who never had even hit one in the majors. Tillman, who hit the winning homer, a two-run shot in the seventh, hadn't been scheduled to play. He got into the game in the third inning after Joe Torre suffered a split fingernail on his right hand from a foul tip off the bat of Pete Rose. Trainer Harvey Stone said the injury didn't appear to be seri- 147, Ghana, 8. FRANKFURT, Germany - Ledtis Martin, 194, Philadelphia, mocked out Karl Mildenberger, 205V4, Germany, 7. ROME — Sandro Mazzinghi, 157, Italy, stopped Bob Cassidy, 157V4, Hempstead, N.Y., 2. GOTEBORG, Sweden — Harold Richardson, 157%, New York, outpointed Bo Hogberg, 159, Sweden, 10. Want Good Machine Work Want Good Engineering Want Honest Advice COME TO — D A Dlf fl\ AI C Manufacturing and bAKIVjUALt Machine Worfc. 325 South Broadway PO 2-2911 See Your } MFA INSURANCE BUEU W. CARTER, Agent 697 fl. 6th PhoM PO 3-3361 ous. Tillman struck out with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to quell a budding rally. But with Hank Aaron on first with a single in the seventh, the for-, mer New York Yankee smashed a fast : ball 407 : feet over the center >field fence, ... He hit three homers last year with the Yankees. Niekro's homer, which led off the. seventh, was a 340-foot shot barely far down the left field line. Jackson, acquired by tha Braves from Houston in a trade before this season, had hit only three major league homers, all year before last., •>" . 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