The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1968 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 22, 1968
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LONG WATT WORTH IT—Like their senior high counterparts, these two athletes at GOSNELL JUNIOR HIGH had to wait for trophies but the wait was well worth it as the 'hardware' shows. Kelly Jones* left, was named outstanding defensive football player and most valuable'basketball player for fee junior Pirates, while Roger King, right, earned his trophy as the outstand-^ ing offensive football participant on the 1967 squad. Their coach, Joe Bratcher, center, spoke most highly of the two young men as they poied for the photographer late last week and he said he wanted to go on record as saying that Jones was the best athlete he had coached in his tutoring .> career. (Courier News Photo) When, O/i When. Will It All End By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer lipiyo Smith learned how to tak$ his winning and losing strj&ks in stride 13 years ago Eddie Stanky is still learning.. .the hard way. Smith's torrid Detroit Tigers rartltheir winning string to nine gages Sunday with a 4-1, 4-2 douTjleheader sweep over Stan ky's, frigid Chicago White Sox whif are still looking for their firsj 1968 victory after nine stright setbacks. Streaks are nothing new to Smith. He managed the 1955 Philadelphia Phillies, who broke a i3-game losing skein by reel ingsoff 11 victories in succession: Swanky, however, has never before been on the short end a: a Teng count. "Not unless you wa$t to count last year, when i wea finished with a five-game ] losing streak," said the White lojg skipper. Elsewhere in the American I League, Minnesota downed the I New York Yankees 5-2, Balti •more slugged California 11-4 • Cl^yeiand whipped Boston 7-! lanff Washington downed Oat •land 2-0. 1 Right-handers Earl Wilson land- Denny McLain breezed to | complete game victories for the I Ti|ers, who lost their season •'Mr. Sudden Service ,.,j:Says: We have CUT "the price of I FASCO I CHEM-PLEX I LIQUID | FERTILIZER 5 See us for § your lower price 1 Sold By FARMERS gSOYBEAN CORP. 2 "THE HOME OF IUDDEN SERVICE" Sly. Phone PO 3-8191 opener before streaking to the top of the American League standings. Wilson pitched a five-hitter in the opener and McLain scattered seven hits in the second game. Pete Ward accounted for all of the White Sox' runs with a bases-empty homer in the" first game and a two-run ninth inning blast in the nightcap. The Chicago third baseman committed a costly error in each game, however, as Detroit pushed over six unearned runs in the doubleheader. "They'll come out of it," Smith said of the White Sox' early tailspin. "They're a much better club than this. Everything's going against them Of the Tigers' fast getaway, Smith said: "This club worked hard all spring and now realizes that the early games are just as important as the September games. All I can hope is that we stay healthy." si Tony Oliva broke an O-for-13 slump with a tie-breaking two- run homer 'in the fifth inning, leading the Twins past the Yankees, who had won three straight. Rod Carew laced four hits for the Twins and right-han- der Dave Boswell picked up his second victory in three decisions with relief help from Al Worthington. Losing pitcher Fred Talbot homered for New York. The Orioles shot down California with a seven-run explosion in the ninth inning, Dave Johnson's two-run homer capping the rally. Curt Blefary drove in the first two runs in the ninth, breaking a 44 deadlock. Rick Reichardt slammed a three-run homer for the Angels. Sam McDowell pitched a five-hitter and struck out 10 Red Sox as the Indians snapped Boston's four-game winning streak. Vic Davalillo, Tony Horton and Larry Brown all stroked two- run singles for the Indians and Duke Sims hit his fourth homer of the year. The Senators rolled to their fourth straight victory behind the seven-hit pitching of Camilo Pascual and Darold Knowles. Bill Bryan's fifth inning homer off Catfish Hunter was the big blow for Washington, which has taken six of its last seven starts. By HAL BOCK This is the tale of two pitchers Yellowstone Travel Trailers PtaMogetfier famUes wffl find a Yellowstone travel trailer that •ate them Just right. Interiors are pretty, practical and care-free. Plenty of sleeping comfort, lots of storage space, handsomely equipped kitchen area,.most with ample bath, stool and shower. Look over the ftifercsllny floor plans for tho model best planned for you. LARGE SELECTION OP 1968 MOBILE HOMES ON DISPLAY BANK FINANCING AVAILABLE HANNON MOBILE HOME SALES SO. 61 HF-WAY PH. PO 3-6840 and then- adventures with that tricky intangible called Pirate Power. Pittsburgh's Al McBean swears by the potent hitting of the Pirates which has helped him to a 3-0 record this season. Teammate Bob Veale isn't sure players use the same bats when he's pitching. McBean got 10 more runs with e( j COURIER NEWS I PAGE EK3BT Monday, April 22, 1968 which to occupy himself Sunday and shut out San Francisco 10-0. That's 25 runs in 27 innings that the Pirates have given McBean to work with this season — a mere 22 more than Veale, 0-2, has had. The Pirates got 13 runs for McBean in his last start and went to work early for him Sunday, scoring seven times in the fourth inning. Meanwhile Veale, shut put 1-0 by the Giants Saturday and recipient of three runs in 27 2-3 innings this season, watched enviously. In other National League games, Philadelphia pounded Houston 8-0, Atlanta whipped Cincinnati 5-2, St. Louis battered Chicago 9-2 and Los Angeles swept a doubleheader from New York 7-6 and 3-2. The shutout lowered McBean's earned run average to 1.67 — four hundreths of a point higher than Veale's figure. Each pitcher has allowed five runs in three games. Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell tagged consecutive homers in Pittsburgh's big fourth inning and McBean just coast- Atlanta's Aaron brothers — Hank and Tommie — wrecked Cincinnati. Hank smacked three hits including his fourth home run and drove in two runs and Tommie drove in three runs with a pair of singles. -Dick Kelley earned his first career victory over the Reds with late-inning help from Claude Raymond. ' Nelson Briles won his 13th straight game — 10 including one in the World Series last year and three this season — as the Cards ripped the Cubs. Ken Holtzman, who won nine straight without a setback last year, took the loss. . Orlando Cepeda smacked a two-run homer, Julian Javier had three hits and Tim McCarver drove in three runs to lead the St. Louis attack. Woody Fryman hurled a two- hitter and Rich Alien drove in four runs with three hits as the Phillies walloped Houston. : Allen led a 10-hit Philadelphia attack with a single, double anc home run while Fryman throttled the Astros and won his second game. SANDERS CARPET SERVICE UPHOLSTERY & RUG CLEANING Complete Carpet and Rug Service In Just One Day! > WALL TO WALL CARPETS & • TILES & HARDWOOD FLOORS FURNITURE CLEANED IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE • FREE ESTIMATES • FREE PKJK-UP & DELIVERY • COMPLETE JANITOR SERVICE "WHEN WF Gf T THROUGH, THEY LOOK LIKE NEW!" WAYNE SANDERS, OWNER Ely., Ark. Phone PO 3-6046 o MEMBER BY INVITATION NATIONAL SELECTED MORTICIANS THIS SYMBOL IS YOUR ASSURANCE OF THE HIGHEST IDEALS AND ETHICAL PRACTICES. IN BLYTHEVILLE ONLY COBB FUNERAL HOME MAY DISPLAY IT. COBB FUNERAL HOME BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Only As Old As You Feel By DAVE O'HARA + Associated Press Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) - Pro basketball's collection of old folks, better known as the Boston Celtics, may be tired in the waning days of a long season, but they're acting like a bunch of sprightly kids. With a starting lineup averaging more than 33 years old, and the two top reserves averaging nearly 30, the Celtics rallied from a 15-pomt second half deficit for a 107-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday. "We discussed-oiir defense at, halftone," Boston player-coach Bill'Russell said after leading the Celtics to a 1-0 advantage in t s best-of-7 series for the National Basketball Association championship. "It wasn't a very friendly conversation," Russell added with a smile. "I spoke to myself about it, too I played lousy in the first half." The Celtics jumped out to a 20-9 lead, but i suddenly went cold. The Laker's closed to within 29-28 at the end of the first period and then stormed to a 6W8 halftime'advantage. The Lakers padded their lead to 78-63 in the,first five minute's of the third period before the Celtics exploded in one of their patented furious rallies. Boston clicked for 11 straight points and trailed 85-81 at the end »f the quarter. . Russell converted a rebound to tie the score 90-90 before the finale was four minutes old. Finally, Sam Jones put Boston in front to stay, 97-95, with a jump shot. . The American Basketball Association final playoff series between Pittsburgh and New Orleans, tied at 1-1, also resumes Wednesday, in New Orleans; The- fourth game will be played at ; New Orleans Thursday and the fifth in Pittsburgh Saturday. Other games, if necessary, will be in New Orleans May 1 and at Pittsburgh May 4. WE'LL SAVE YOU On Your Next Prescription $ DOLLARS $ ANNOUNCING . . . Effective now, we are inaugurating a new CASH AND CARRY PLAN of operation in this store. 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