The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1968 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 29, 1968
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Myftevffle (Ark.) tender Newi - Monday, April », MM - Pt|« Nine Harrison Qualifies American League W. L. Pet. G.B. Detroit ..... 11-4 .733 — Minnesota ..9 6 .600 2 . 9 . 10 '•' Disappointment and pleasure was the lot of Coach Abel White on Saturday as his HARRISON •/HIGH School junior and senior .track teams took part in the "Region 2-AA championships at :;Helena. , The senior thinclads were -eliminated in every event ex. cept the broad jump, the chief disappointment coming in the ^440 relay when a bad baton exchange cost the Dragons the win. . . * * * "It was the first relay loss for those fellows all year," White explained later, "but I was pleased with their overall season performance." Frank Jefferson captured the broad jump to qualify for Saturday's state finals at Little Rock and set a region record in , the process. * Frank's leap, of 21feet, 11 inches was accepted as a new regional standard. * * * Five junior Dragons, com bined their talents to bring lots of smiles to White's countenance. Billy Coleman and David Burton ran one-two in the 100- yard'dash, Coleman finishing in 10:4.5 and Burton at 10.5. • Coleman also qualified for the state meet as he finished third in the 220 with a 24.5 clocking Burton teamed with Joe Matthews, John Parte and Homer Campbell to add the 440 and 880 relay titles to Harrison laurels. In the 440, this quartet tied the regional record with a 46,9 timing while "they captured the 830 with a 1:38.1 run. . Saturday's state finals will be held at Forest Height's Scott Field. .600 .588 ;571 .500 .438 .400 .375 .154 2 8 Baltimore Wash'n. .. Boston ... New York Oakland .. Cleveland lalifornia Chicago .. Saturday's Results Washington 2, Cleveland 1, innings, 'rairi Detroit 7, New York 0 Minnesota 4, Chicago 1 Baltimore 6, Boston 0 Oakland 6, California 3 Sunday's Results Washington 1-0, Cleveland 0-2 New York 2-2, Detroit 1-3 Boston 3-1, Baltimore 0-6 Chicago 3, Minnesota 2 California 4, Oakland 3 Today's Games Oakland at Detroit, N California at Cleveland, N. Minnesota at Boston, N Only games' scheduled Osceola Speedway Gets Underway An old saying has it that the third try is the lucky one and such was the case last night at the Osceola Speedway. Two previous opening dates ' were rained out but the weatherman smiled on the racing i oval yesterday. Eighteen super-modified and ,a'30-'C-class 'were:.on hand Jiand the audience saw plenty of ^action, -.including. Leon Henley of Blytheville rolling his entry ! several times in the feature race. Results of the evening's action showed Hooker Hood capturing the main event in car 99 with Sonny Johnson a close second and John Suggs- (77) third. . . The C-modified feature f went to Vance Cook of Jonesborp hi car 333, with Jimmy Sellers o! Blytheville taking the regular C feature. Preliminaries in the A heats went as follows: Slow heat was taken by Bobby Voss (77) of Memphis while Sonny Hoover, another Mem- phian finished. first in the fast heat driving car number two. Buster Willis of Trumann, in car B-45, entered the winner's circle in the C slow heat just before Cook .finished first in the modified: fast heat. : Hannum. Resigns As 76ers f Coach PHILADELPHIA AP)--Alex Hannum resigned today as coach of the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers. The club said a successor would be named within 10 days. Hannum, who led Philadelphia to two Eastern Division titles and one over-all championship, said he decided to quit • .after .fulfilling his two-year contract in order to return to basketball on the West Coast. Hannum, in a statement pre pared for a news conference said he had made no decision yet as to his next job but hac several prospects. * * * Rumors have circulated recently that Hannum plans to take the coaching position will the Oakland Oaks of the Amer ican Basketball Association and that Philadelphia's super star, Wilt Chamberlain, would become the new 76er coach. PRO *fefstream . <tr (j <— e— <— *- •• washes away what your toothbrush leaves behind MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS National League W. t. Pet. G,B. St. Louis ,.... 12 4 .750 -' San-Fram :...» 6 .600 214 Chicago ..,,.. Los i Angeles Phila'phia .. Qmcinhati .. Atlanta ; ..... Pittsburgh ... Houston ..... New York... .500 .500 .500 .467 .438 .429 .400 .400 4 4 4 Wt 5 5 &<& Saturday's Results San Fran. 3, Los Angeles 0 Houston 8, Chicago 1 Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 5, New York J : St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 5 ; Sunday's Results Chicago 8-5, Houston 4-2 Philadelphia .4, Atlanta 3 New York 6, Cincinnati 5 St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 2 San Fran. 6, Los Angeles 1 Today's Games Chicago at Pittsburgh, N Cincinnati at Houston, N Atlanta at San Francisco St. Louis at Los Angeles, N Only games scheduled Indians' Hopes Dependent On Ryan's Strong Play JONESBORO — Mention the recent success in baseball fortunes at Arkansas State University and one name quickly comes to mind — Dana Ryan. Ryahj the Indians' speedy second baseman, was a first team All-American pick on last year's college division team as he led the Indians to their best season in history. This year he is the man counted on to lead the team to repeat .championships in the Southland Conference and the NCAA Mid-West Regional baseball tournaments, and hopefully to,a national championship; The Indians' progress this season parallels Ryan's progress. After eight games, Ryan, West Carries lakers Despite Sprained Ankle LOS ANGELES AP) — Boston's Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers head East .again all square in their National Bas- ietbal -Association playoff; series with the condition' of Jerry West's injured ankle the big question. "I don't think it's badly hurt," said the Lakers' superstar of the sprained left ankle he suffered in the final minute of his club's 118-105 victory .over Boston which put the set at 2-2. Dr. Robert Kerlan said, more would be known today about the injury. It occurred in a collision with John Havlieek after West had scored 38 points in the Lakers' coachless. triumph. ', Los Angeles mentor Bill van Breda Kolff was thumbed from the premises by referee Mendy Rudolph after collecting two technical fouls with eight minutes left arid the score tied 55-55 in the third period. The teams play in. Boston on Tuesday night and then return to the Forum On Thursday. The crowd of 17,147 on Sunday set a Forum playoff attendance record. ' In the ABA final playoffs, New Orleans took a 3-2 lead over Pittsburgh in their best-of-7 series with a 111-108 victory Saturday night; The sixth game will be played Wednesday night in New Orleans. Jerry West Los Anaeles wnen you buy a new Look for the special display carton that contains Six FREE Double Duty toothbrushes Regular Retail 89j! each; fetal value $534 Available At: HIWAY DRUGS ,,, OWEN'S DRUGS ^ BARNEY'S DRUGS. * NEVER SAVE But there's no timt like the present to prepare for "'.'.' . i the future. Place your tarings with us today, and your dollars will grow into • tinwly invest- ment in tomorrow. heville ASSe«IATION Daua Ryan who hit .381 .last season, was hitting a miserable .097, and the Indians had a 34-1 record. Dana snapped out of his slump when the Indians started a series with Purdue of the Big Ten, and in his last thirteen games he has hit a lusty .423. The Tribe has won 11 of these contests to raise ASU's record to 14-6-1. "The All-American award was quite an honor, but you can't carry it over. You have to prove yourself year to year," Ryan said. "Before I was named All- American, the fans didn't expect so much out of me. Now the fans expect me to produce every .time I go to the plate," he added. But the pressure hasn't bothered him, and he doesn't think it was the cause of his early season problems. "It always takes me a long time to get started. You remember last year, I was hitting only .200 after 12 games," Dana said. Dana was drafted by the New York Yankees last spring in their free agent draft, but he lurried down a good contract offer to finish out his college eligibility. How are his chances for playing professional ball now since he's turned down a contract? "I think they'll improve, if anything, because I have another year of experi- ence. I : Had several offers after playing semi-pro baseball two summers ago, but after I had played another yeaf of college baseball my offer with the Yankees was, better.. than anything I. had previously had," Dana said. Whether he' signs or not, he plans to complete his education. 'He's studied ; pre-engineering at ASU, and he/plans to transfer to .Texas A&M and get his degree in aerospace engineering. "I hope to eventually be a design engineer," Ryan said. Hockey Finals Western Division St. Louis 4, Minnesota 3, overtime, best-of-7 series tied 2-2 . . 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