The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania on March 5, 1961 · 16
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SECOND Befhehem Wins District Mat ' Fit l III... .. JUMM IHHHllllll. J II. II .1 ,111 IIKUIIII 1 1 LI I HI III II .11 II III. ,! I 111 III l II lllllll l I UN 'Wj Easton 2nd, Allen 3rd, 'Kids 4th 1,900 Fans See Hurricane Breeze . By BERNIE STEBER Coach Jim Harkins didn't have to be the weatherman to predict that his Bethlehem Hurricane would roar to the District XI Lycoming Runnerup es atmen Wilk n - Ak s " l Grab MAC Tit TZXM r-j 1 Pvl; ' if N' I ; $ UP IN AIR Albright's Ray Sommerstad.goes high in air for field goal attempt as Hofstra defenders fail to block shot in Middle Atlantic Conference finals in Muhlenberg College's Memorial Hall. Cage Tourney Albright Five MAC Champ Ray Sommerstad's two foul shots in the final minute of play last night gave Albright a 45-44 victory over Hofstra, the championship of the Middle Atlantic Conference Small College playoffs and a berth in the NCAA Small College basketball tournament. A crowd of 2,500 in Muhlenberg's Memorial Hall saw Sommerstad's only points of the night push the Lions into a 45-42 lead. Richie Swartz, Hofstra's leading scorer with 16 points, added a field goal with 10 seconds remaining, but Albright then ran out the clock. 18-8 Record Albright takes an 18-8 record into the tourney, which will probably be played next weekend in Reading. Hofstra, which was beaten twice by the Lions, closed with a 21-4 record. Haverford took third place in the playoffs by defeating defend-- ing champion Drexel, 72-61, in the consolation game. Dick Lockey paced the Fords with 21. Dick Hilmer was high for Drexel with 23. ALBRIGHT Preston 1-0-0-2, Pearsal 8-3-3-19, Som- merstad 0-2-2-2, Bautsch 2-1-1-S, VanOine 7-3-5-13. Totals: 18-9-11-45. HOFSTRA Balber 1-0-O-2. Dunn 1-02, Swartl 8- 0-0-16, Stowers 1-2-3-4, Jackson 5-2-3-12, Alvea 4-0-1-8. Totals: 20-4-7-44. Albriaht 23 2145 Hofstra 25 Officials: Stevens and Bonder. HAVERFORD Darlington 4-5-6-13, LocKey 7-7-10-21, Foerster 0-0-0-0, Mervine 0-0-0-0, Dorwart 1-0-0-2. Kellv 0-0-1-0. Kauffman 0-0-1-0, Gilmor 7-3-3-17, Machette 4-3-4-11, Erb 2-4-5-8. Totals: 25-22-30-72. DREXEL Hilmer 9-5-7-23, Sacco 0-0-0-0, Henry 3-0-2-6, Brown 2-1-1-5, B. Zimmerman 3-1-3-7, P. Zimmerman 1-2-3-4, Heffner 1-0-0-2, Wilson 2-1-1-5, King 2-2-2-6, Hoff man 0-0-0-0, Schoen 1-02, Sitek 0-1-2-1 Totals: 24-13-21-61. Haverford 37 3572 Drexel 22 39-41 Officials: Weber and Market. By JIM BUSS Wilkes College racked up 78 points to capture its fifth straight Middle Atlantic Conference Wres tling tournament last night before 1.500 fans in Johnston Hall on the Moravian College campus. The Colonels from Wilkes-Barre, winners of 52 of their last 53 dual meets, squeezed out Lycoming by three points. The Williams-port entrant with 75 points, held a comfortable edge over Hofstra, which tallied 46 points. Host Moravians finished fourth with 43 points. Of five defending champions, only one repeated. He was Marv Antinnes, 177-pound Wilkes senior. He won his fourth straight MAC title when he declsioned Muhlen berg's Charlie Kuntzleman, 4-2, The Wilkes grappler from Forty Fort, looked unimpressive in getting his win. The four defending champions who did not make the grade again were Hofstra's 123-pound Don Hannon; Wilkes' 130-pound Dick Stauffer; Ursinus 147-pound Dick Dean and Moravian's 177-pound Dick Schaeffer. The first three men got to the finals only to lose while Schaeffer from Eas- ton never saw the finals. Brooke Yeager of Wilkes, the new 123-pound title-holder who defeated Hofstra's Hannon, was named by 18 coaches present as the outstanding wrestler of the tournament. He was presented a trophy by Harvey T. Gillespie, Moravian athletic director. All the champions, runnersupi and third and fourth place finishers, were presented medals by Gillespie. Wilkes coach John Reese was presented the winning team plaque. The five officials on hand did the best job possible. The tourna ment had few falls and many times there were decisions ren dered which should have been pins during the respective match es. The final consolations proved to be a better attraction than the finals, which did not have a pin scored but did come close on sev eral occasions. Yeager got the finals off and running with his 11-6 decision of 1960 titleholder Hannon. The ZZ" ""''' ? v" , - " 4 " n' n ! (s ' v . j. vV ,N " 8 BEFORE THE BOOM FELL The 116-pound bout is just as tight as the holds Rollin Ronemus of Whitehall and Don Bauer of Allen have on each other. Ronemus holding a 3-2 edge at this point, suddenly slammed Bauer with a body press to take the District XI title in the Dieruff gymnasium. Continued on Page 42, Column 3 Buckeyes Nab Big 10 Crown COLUMBUS, Ohio UP) Unbeaten Ohio State clinched an' undisputed Big Ten basketball championship and the NCAA tournament berth that goes with it by beating Michigan State 91-83 Saturday night. It was the 29th consecutive win for the Buckeyes 23 this season and 13th in the conference in which they have one game left to play. All other Big Ten teams have lost at least twice. Hoad Is Hurt PARIS UP) Australian pro tennis star Lew Hoad sprained his ankle Saturday during a match with Pancho Gonzales and will be out of action for at least a week. End 25-Game Road Jinx Mules Jolt Diplomats, Close with 5-20 Mark Special to The Call-Chroniclo LANCASTER Ron Drucken-miller closed out his collegiate basketball career with 32 points Saturday night as Muhlenberg won its first game on the road after 25 straight losses. The Mules belted Franklin and Marshall, 85-63, to finish their season with a 5-20 mark before only 300 fans at the Armory. Muhlenberg, which last won on the road in December of 1959, pulled away in the second half as Druckenmiller tallied 18 of his points. Best Night Druckenmiller, a 6-4 senior, had his best night of his collegiate career, boosting his season's total to 438 points and becoming the fifth Mule to hit 400 points or better in a season. His NCAA total will be 414. since the Mules' Christmas Holiday game with the New York Athletic Club will not go into records. The Mules trailed with 9:45 left in the game before spurting to hand the Diplomats their 11th loss in 19 games. Druckenmiller was instrumental in the Mules fast finish; along with sophomores Jack Superka of Coplay and Don Schoenly. Druckenmiller and Superka paced a 13 - point spree that brought the Mules from a 51-49 deficit with 9:45 left to a 62-51 lead with only 4:30 to go as the Dips were scoreless for more than five minutes. First in Long Timo Gerry Huber's foul for the Diplomats with 4:30 left was their first point after the Mules spree and made the score 62-52. . With 2:20-left the Mules of Coach Ken Moyer had a 14-point edge. 70-56. The final difference was the biggest lead they had. Muhlenberg led throughout a close first, 36-32, F&M took its first lead with 14:45 left in the game on Bob Baron's foul, 43-32.1 The Dips biggest lead was 48-45, before the Mules shaved it to 51-49. Superka and Schoenly backed up Druckenmiller with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Baron and Jim Pappas led the Dips with 29 and 11, in that order. Bethlehem's Jim Leslie tallied but six. F&M won the freshman game, 77-58. MUHLENBERG Druckenmiller 14-4-5-32, Hiotis 0-2-2-2 Schoenly 5-1-2-11, Gilfillan 1-2-3-4. Pon chak 1-1-1-3, Hoffman 4-1-1-9, Superka 5-2-2-12, Pierson 2-3-4-7, Nennstiel 2-1-4- 5. Totals: 34-17-24-85. FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL Baron 9-11-12-29, Leslie 2-2-2-6, Pappas 4-3-3-11. Grav 1-2-2-4, Huber 2-2-5-6. Lantz 3-0-0-6, Spieifogei O-0-1-O, McNerney 0-1-3-1. Totals: 21-21-2B-63. Muhlenberg 36 49 85 F 8. M 32 Officials: Yousaitis and Hernjak. Jets Stop Madisons; 2 Tally 34 Ray (Chink) Scott and Roman Turmon paced the Allentown Jets to their second win in two nights over the Easton Madisons, 123-114, last night before a full-house crowd of 1,000 at the Easton High School gym. Scott and Turmon each tallied 34 points as the Jets neared their first Eastern Pro Basketball League championship with their 16th win in 23 games. They have only five remaining three at home. Lead from Start The Jets, who led from the start to the end, were pressed STANDINGS w Allentown 16 Baltimore 12 9 Scranton 11 9 Wilkes-Barre 12 12 Easton 10 12 Sunbury 10 13 Hazleton 12 Williamsport 14 Pet. .696 .571 .550 J00 .456 .435 .429 .367 early in the final period as the Madisons tied the score twice at 93-93 and 98-98. Gene Hudgins push and two fouls by 6-9 Ed Burton, however, pushed the Jets in front, 102-98, and after the Madisons came back at 104-102, the Jets hit for five straight points and a seven-point edge, 109-102. The Jets upped their lead to 15 points, 121-106, with less then two minutes left. Allentown, which holds a three-game lead over second - place Baltimore, jumped into a 30-18 lead in the first period and was ahead, 63-49, at the half. Outscore Jets The Madisons outscored the Jets. 42-30, in the third period to cut the lead to 93-91 at the end of the period and Charlie Ross' jump knotted it at 93-all just as the final period began. Rich Gaines, who was the Madisons high man with 35, hit on a three- point play only a minute later to tie it again at 98-98. Burton. Hudgins and John Na- cincik also hit double figures for the Jets with 19, 18 and 11, re spectively. Allentown visits Baltimore Friday and is at home with Scranton Saturday night. ALLENTOWN AAcCann 2-0-0-4, Scott 14-6-8-34, Hudgins 8-2-2-18, Nacincik 4-3-4-11, Nemeth 0-0-0-0, Mantz 1-1-1-3, Burton 7-5-5-19, Turmon 13-8-10-34. Totals: 49-25-30-123. EASTON Norman 4-0-1-8, Choice 9-5-5-23, Lear 13-4-5-30. Powell 0-0-0-0, Ross 3-1-1-7, Gaines 12-11-11-35, Radcliff 4-3-4-11. Totals: 45-24-27-114. Allentown 30 33 30 30123 31 63 Easton 18 31 42 23114 Officials; Phil Walsh and Harv Miller. Decisions Robinson Fullmer Still Middle King LAS VEGAS, Nev. M Brawling Gene Fullmer, applying relentless pressure throughout a savage 15-round blood bath, retained his middleweight boxing title Saturday night by unanimously decisioning five-time champion Ray Robinson. The loss may well mean the end of the line for 40-year-old Sugar Ray, perhaps the greatest boxer of his day. This was the key match In their series, which until Saturday stood at a win apiece and a draw. All for Gene One judge scored it 70-60 for Fullmer, another 70-67 for the champion, and referee Frank Carter 70-66 for Fullmer. There were no knockdowns. Fullmer, a perpetual motion puncher, made the biggest round the third when he pinned Robinson to the ropes and mauled him mercilessly even after the bell, which neither fighter heard. Each fighter weighed 159, barely under the 160 pound limit for the nationally televised bout at the Las Vegas Convention Hall. Fullmer, of West Jordan, Utah, entered the ring an 8-5 favorite over Harlem s fancy sugar man Consternation struck both fight ers and turned convention center into a bedlam when the ring announcer misread the final decision and announced that Robin son had won. Robinson's handlers, thinking that the 40-year-old ex-champion had regained the 160-pound crown, hoisted Robinson on their shoul ders. Robinson let out a loud warhooD. Then the miscue was corrected and the Fullmer camp jumped for joy when it realized that the muscular Mormon had retained his title. Both men were in top shape and set a blistering pace over the 15 rounds. Robinson, trying for a knockout by one big punch. fought in flurries and hung on much of the time in between. There was zip in his punches, but he never came close to landing the big one. The best he could do was shake the cham pion frequently. .Fullmer had Robinson a trifle wobbly in the third, and rocked him repeatedly. He swung any and every way at every part of Robinson's body arms, back, top of the head. No Contest ;: 73 v. :- ":--.-. . .'o.-.y't " ::-.- :::?.:..?&-. -v- .., . . - ' 4 tfcii)iimri1ii-i imtoinif r-t"r,ii ) iMMMMnni"Wiiiir i-infiitfrn ti 1' Tumrnn'i liinninintiBTri-i it-, -rff-"y-fn n'-n 1 1 -r i m rni 1 moi'm if r 'fjiWniiiiiiiiiiii1ii'rritii)iitriflnnfirrr'"'-,,'T "!?" ' ' GET THE POINT? Tom Reese of Lehigh (right) makes a lunge at Temple's Al Gallo in Middle Atlantic Conference fencing competition, foil at Bethlehem. (See story Page 42) Lehigh Matmen Crush Colgate Lehigh University's ended one of their best seasons in many years last night by humbling Colgate's Red Raiders, 30-3, before 2,600 fans in Grace Hall. But for the' 130-pound bout, the Engineers would have claimed a clean sweep. The Bethlehem school's chain of victories might have been un broken, had it defeated Pittsburgh last month. Lehigh wound up the season with 11 wins, one loss. Engineer Captain Thad Turner and Jim Detrixhe ended four years of dual collegiate wrestling last night by receiving standing ovations from the crowd and by handily defeating their opponents. Turner, who hands in his shoes with an undefeated, untied season, provided the most thrills of the evening and stuffed them into four minutes and 30 seconds of wrestling, the time he pinned Bill Liston in the 191 - pound category. The crowd was up, cheering wildly, for a full three minutes in tribute to the skillful Engineer captain after he made the last pin of his career. Turner was all over Liston in the first period. In quick succes sion, he grappled out a takedown, two predicaments and two near falls, thoroughly tiring and be wildering his opponent. It was all over a minute and a half later when he applied his traditional cradle. Bill Merriam, wrestling at 123, scored the only other pin of the evening by downing Colgate's Lanny Horn with a chancery and body press in 4:34. Detrixhe, while not pinning' his opponent, Jim De Long, scored a convincing win by allowing him no points. He won, 5-0, with time advantage. Brawny Kirk Pendleton, wrest ling true to form at 167, neatly succumbed Dave Daley of Col- nrractlprc 1123 Bill Merriam (L), pinned Lanny Dress. 130 Charles Bleber (C), declsioned Pat Smartt, 3-0. 137 Doug Balllle (L), declsioned Herb Blcke . 3-1. 147 Curt Alexander (L), declsioned Jim POX, 19-12. 157 Sterling Sowden (L), defeated Rich ard Mattern, by default. 167 Kirk Pendleton (L), declsioned Dav id Daley, 13-5. 177 Jim Detrixhe (L), declsioned Jim DeLong, 5-0. 191 Thad Turner (L), pinned Bill Liston in 4:30 with cradle. Hwt. Dave Angell (L), declsioned Jim H annock, 9-6. Continued on Page 44, Column X 27 Kutztown State Ends Rams' Jinx Kutztown State ended game West Chester jinx last night. The Golden Avalanche slammed the Rams, 88-65, in its season's finale for its first win since 1947 over West Chester. All fiveKutztown starters hit double figures as it finished the season with a 10-10 mark and 5-9 in the Pennsylvania State College Conference. West Chester wound up with an 11-10 mark over-all and 8-6 in the conference. Sophomore Denny Bonser was high man for the Avalanche with 24 points. Tom Mullen and Arlan Burkert, both playing their final game, had 19 each while Ron Lauchnor and Tony LaScala had 14 and 11, respectively. Dick Taylor and Jack Juenger, who fouled out only two minutes after the second half started, led the Rams with 23 and 19, respectively. West Chester won the jayvee game, 60-59. WEST CHESTER Taylor -5-7-23, Juenger 7-5-6-19, Boyer 2-3-5-7, Waters 2-1-1-5, Wheeler 1-0-0-2. Waibel 2-0-0-4, Johnson 1-0-0-2, Frey 0-1-1-1, Salopek 1-0-1-2, Kutch 0-0-0-0, Hart 0-0-0-0. Totals: 25-15-21-65. KUTZTOWN Bonser 7-10-13-24, Lauchnor 7-0-0-14, Burkert 6-7-9-19, LaScala 4-3-7-11, Mullen 5-9-12-19, Yelinko 0-1-2-1. Totals: 29-30-43-88. West Chester 26 3965 Kutztown 32 5688 Broken Arm No Handicap To Cage Ace BAKERSFIELD. Calif. W Coaches at Bakersfield's North High School reported Saturday Guy Rounsaville's left arm was injured in a football game last fall. Guy passed it off as a sprain and finished the season. Through the just-ended basketball season, Guy complained some of soreness, but wound up as the South Yosemite League's top scorer with a 17.5 point average. But when Guy turned out for baseball, still complaining of soreness, coaches insisted he consult a doctor. X-rays revealed the left arm was fractured and ordered him to wear a cast six months. ft Wrestling championship last night. More than 1,900 persons saw the talent-loaded Hurricane easily sweep to the team title and capture five individual championships at the tournament in Dieruff High School's gymnasium. The Hurricane rolled up 57 points on the strength of five individual champions and two run-nersup. It capped an undefeated season for Bethlehem. It had rolled up 13 straight dual meets. Easton followed in point scoring with 43, followed by Allen 36, and Northampton 26. After that it wasn't close. Wilson Boro had 12, Whitehall and Southern Lehigh 11 each, Nazareth 10, Em-maus 8, Dieruff 7, Hellertown 6, Parkland 1 and Slatington 0. Bethlehem did it up early and big to move into the lead with five team titles. This latest victory broke the tie with Easton and Allentown. Hart Tops Wall Bernie Hart, the undefeated 99-pounder, decisioned Dave Wall of Northampton, who previously had a clean slate, by an easy 4-0 score. Bob Taylor gave the Hurricane it's second win with a 6-1 decision over Jim Blasco of Easton in the 107 pound division. The next roar of Hurricane came in a brace of wins which just about eliminated any doubt as if any ever existed that Bethlehem would have a rough time. The top-seeded Hurricane wrestlers did the job. Dave Clery in the 137 pound class edged out Northampton's Dave Micio. 3-2, and defending 142-pound champion John Ecken-rode followed with a 2-0 win over top seeded Ron Kratzer of Em-maus. Kratzer was given the top position by virtue of an undefeated season. After that is was Just a battle for the next three teams. Defending champion Joe Mucka made it look easy by pinning Roberto Volpe of Allen in 1:50 with a body press. The only other champion to survive was Malcolm Purdy, the 124-pounder from Easton. He defeated Hugh Temos of Bethlehem, one of the two Hurricanes who fell in the finals. Two of the biggest surprises in the tournament were the upsets posted by Ron Bushner of Allen and Dick DeWalt of Easton, who bowled over top-seeded men en-route to titles. Bushner, who was unseeded, surprised everyone in the semifinals by scoring a fall over previously undefeated Mike Givens of Bethlehem at 168, in comparatively easy fashion. He then knocked off second-seeded Curt Reinik of Southern Lehigh in the finals, 3-2. DeWalt, who managed to fit in the seedings, upset second-seeded John Rushatz of Dieruff, 3-1, in the semi-finals, and then pulled off Continued on Page 42, Column 1 Penn State Nabs Title In Gymnastics ANNAPOLIS, Md., UP) Gregor Weiss of Penn State, a 5-6, 130- pound study in gymnastic grace, repeated Saturday as all-around champion at the Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastic League's 34th Annual Individual championships. Weiss scored 534 points in six different events to wrap up his second straight all-around title. The Nittany Lion Junior from Ridgefield, N. J., also successfully defended his title :v $M k p vIh DISTRICT CHAMPS Individual District XI wrestling champions pose after being crowned last night after the tournament at Dieruff High School. Front row, from left, Brian Brownmiller, Northampton, 158; John Eckenrade, Bethlehem, 142; Joe Mucka, Bethlehem, 184; Bob Ziegler, Allen, 149; Ron Bushner, Allen, 169;, and Larry Callair, Easton, heavyweight. In the rear, from left to right are Bob Taylor, Bethlehem, 107; Bernie Hart, Bethlehem, 99; Malcolm Purdy, Easton, 124; Dick DeWalt, Easton, 131; Dave Clery, Bethlehem, 137, and Rollin Ronemus, Whitehall, 116. SUNDAY CALL-CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pa., March 5, 1961 41

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