The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1968 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 25, 1968
Page 10
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Harrison Harriers Hasten To Helena By Frank Ellis '.. Courier News Sports Editor Weeks of hard work reached their climax today for the Harrison High School track team, r; Coach Abel White, the Dragons' football mentor r.s well, this morning transported a busload of runners, jumpers, hurdlers, shot putters and discus men to the Region 2-AA district championships at Helena Central High School. «• According to White, his squad '•has. been seeded in all the relay "events while one of his stronger men, Frank.Jefferson, has ;been seeded in the 100-yard ;dash. 8 Asked yesterday afternoon 'which teams might take the Overall title, White responded by saying that "Stuttgart, West Memphis and Lincoln of Forrest City will be tough to beat, and you can't count Trumann out." The first four finishers in each event, White said, will qualify for the state meet set for tittle Rock on Saturday, May, 4th. Today's action, taking place under the supervision of host coach Russell Cerrato, will be an all-day affair. Seventeen schools are included in Region 2-AA and all but one or two of them are expected' to enter the competition. At least eight heats in the 100-yard dash and the 220-yard dash are expected because of the large number of entrants. The finals of the two-day competition will be held on Saturday. OFF AND RUNNING .... An enthusiastic group of Harrison High track men sped around the school's practice area yesterday afternoon in preparation for today's district/regional meet at Helena Central High. Coach Abel White planned to take over 80 Dragon hopefuls to the meet which will determine entrants for the state meet on May 4th. He was going- to enter a Harrison representative in every event except the pole vault competition. (Courier News Photo) Ray, Curt Do It Reds Wash-ed' By 'Flood' Curt Flood Late Rally Lifts Travs By DICK COUCH Jim Bunning made it home safely after a cold night in Pittsburgh but Curt Flood was turned away at the gate after a hot time in St. Louis. Bunning posted his first pitch- Ing victory at home as a Pirate Wednesday -night, subduing the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 in frigid Forbes Field with late-inning relief help from Elroy Face. Flood, .the National League's hottest hitter, drove in five runs with two singles and a triple as the Cardinals slugged the Cincinnati Reds 7-0 — but failed to score for the first time in 1 games this year. Three other scheduled NL games : were postponed because of bad weather. Bunning, obtained by the Pirates in a winter trade wilh Philadelphia, yielded a. three- run homer by Jim Lefebvre in the first inning and then blanked the Dodgers until the eighth, when he aggravated a pulled groin muscle and left the game. The victory was Bunning's second of the young season against one set-back. He beat the Dodgers 3-0 at Los Angeles, then lost to San Francisco 5-2 at home last Wednesday COURIER NEWS I ; ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP)-An eighth inning rally sparked b; Leron Lee's two-run single liftec the Arkansas Travelers over Dallas-Fort Worth 3-2 in Texa League baseball action here Wednesday night. : Singles by Gary Stone and Enrique Rivera chased Bruce Von Hoff in the decisive inning An error on a double play bal loaded the bases and loser Pau Doyle wild-pitched the first run Home. "Lee hit the decisive single one out later. ..The Spurs scored two un earned runs in the fifth ant sixth innings. '• In other league action Wednesday night, San Antonio demolished El Paso Sun Kings 12-0 in the opener of a three game series at San Antonio Tex. Albuquerque pulled into a tie for the Western Division lea< with Amarillo by toppling the Giants 7-3 at Amarillo, Tex. mjiiniiiisi.aiiiiiliiiiiiiniiBiiiSiiiiiiis.'aiisiiiii!:,.. Cage Pros '• Pbo Basketball Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Finals Wednesday's Result IMS Angeles 123, Boston 113, best-of-7 series tied 1-1 i No game today. • Friday Game : Boston at Los Angeles BA Wednesday's Result Boston at Los Angeles ABA Wednesday'! Result New Orleans 109, Pittsburgh 101, New Orleans leads best-of-7 T ries, 2-1 Today's Game ••Pittsburgh at New Orleaag No g«mi Friday Memphis and Shreveport divided a doubleheader to leave the Eastern Division of the league status quo. Memphis retained its half-game lead over Shreveport by taking the first game 6-2 and Shreveport com' ing back to a 3-0 victory in the nightcap. Arkansas ODD 000 030-3 7 3 D-FW 000 Oil 000-2 8 2 Guzman, Martin 6, Roquej 8) and Stone; Von Hoff, Doyl 8) and L Clark. W - Martin Doyle 0-2). Eight To See Hayti Action Tag team elimination match es for the Southeastern Slate Tag-Team championship belt are the feature of tonight's wrestling card at Hayti. Eight men will see action will special referee Harold Sleavin overseeing the tussles. The duos to be on hand are Phil Tyler and Rick Neal; Roug house Gordon and Big John Dil Ion; Al "Spider" Galento anc Jerry Dean; Jimmy Hyde anc Cousin Jody. Fights LAS VEGAS, Nev.-Ferd Hernandez, 164, Las Vegas, knocked out Carlos Arrias, 170, Mexico, 3. WALPOLE Mais. - Curtis Jruce, 175, Newark, outpointed Marion Connors, 180, Boston, . BUFFALO, N.Y. - Bob Stallings, Freeport, N. Y,, outpoint- ed Vic Brown, Buffalo, 10, heavy weight*. Saturday before night's struggle, which began In 43 degree weather and ended with the thermometer at 38. Gene Alley reached first on an error by Dodgers shortstop Zoilo Versalles in the sixth inning, moved around on Roberto Clemente's single and a ground out and scored the tie-breaking run on Bill Mazeroski's second sacrifice fly of the game. The Pirates had pushed over three runs in the fourth, tying it 3-3. Alley tripled and scored on an infield out. Center fielder Willie Davis dropped Willie Stargell's long fly for a three- base error; Donn Clendenon walked and Mazeroski's first sacrifice fly sent home Stargell before Manny Mota's run-scoring single capped the rally. Flood stroked a two-run single in the second inning, singled another run across in the sixth and lashed a two-run triple in the eighth as the Cardinals breezed to their third straight victory behind the five-hit pitching ci Ray Washburn. The St. Louis center fielder's run-scoring streak ended five games short of the National League record, set by Ted Kluszewski in 1954, when he was cut down at the plate trying to stretch his triple into an inside(he-park homer. Flood had some some consolation. The 3-for-5 night raised his league-leading batting average to .414. By HAL BOCK Steve Hargan was twice as [ood as Clyde Wright and nei- her was very good for the bating averages of the Detroit Tigers :and Washington Senators. Hargan hurled a brilliant one-hitter Wednesday night as Cleveland ended Detroit's nine- game winning streak 2-0. A cou- ile of hours later, Wright gave ip two hits, pitching California a 6-1 victory over Washing- on. In other American League MUM, gtlttmcrt ripped Minna- _ Thursday April 25, 1868 inniiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiMnHMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii sota 7-3 and Oakland trippec New York 4-3 in 11 innings. Hargan *aced only 28 batters permitting just two walks anc Jim Northrup's leadoff single in the third. He struck out seven Tigers, who hadn't,' lost since opening day. He. also: scorec Cleveland's second run of the game when' left fielder Willie Horton and shortstop Ray Oyler collided under, his pop fly in the seventh inning and the ball fell for a triple. Leon Wagner's pinch single drove in the run. Horton was carried off tl field on a stretcher and prelimi- iary examination' showed lad suffered a concussion. •. was taken to Shaker Medical lenter for further examina- ;ions. Wright didn't look like he'd survive the first inning against he Senators. He walked the leadoff batter, surrendered a single o Hank Allen and then walked the next two hitters, forcing in a run. '.':..'. But then, with the bases still loaded and none out, he struck out the' side and then allowed iust two more runners the rest if the way.' But Baltimore needed a lucky »unce to escape a sixth inning am. The bases were loaded with two out when reliever Eddie Watt uncorked a pitch that sailed over the head of Cesar Tovar, the Minnesota batter. Ted Uhlaender, the runner at hird, started jogging home. But he ball took a hard carom off he concrete backstop and bounced right back to catcher who tagged ending the threat. ., ' The Athletics nipped the Yankees in the llth inning when John. Donaldson's two-out single delivered Bert Campaneris. Oakland had tied the game in the sixth when Sal Bando drew a bases-loaded walk, wiping out llrod Hendricks, Uhlaender out, This Week's SPECIAL UNDERCOAT $19.95 FRONt-END ALIGNMENT $4.95 McWATERS MOTOR CO. "Homt o* Quick Serv/ct" a 3-2 Yankee lead built on Mickey Mantle's second home ruii of the season and Roy White's two-run Dingle. Campaneris walked opening the llth and came around on a walk to Reggie Jackson, a stolen base and Donaldson's hit. BEER-toast to America's economy The brewing industry is a massive and dynamic part of the national economy. 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