The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1968 · Page 4
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itythevflle (Ark.) Courier News — Saturday, May », 1M9 — foge torn COACH DWIGHT WILLIAMS congratulated pitcher Ben Robinson as he left the field after helping to save last Sunday's Amer'cdn Legion exhibition game against Haywood- Watts of Memphis The Dud Cason Post squad is playing the same foe in Memphis today and will return home tomorrow to meet the West Memphis Legion team at Light Brigade Field in a doubleheader getting underway at 1 30 Regular season play begins June 1. (Courier .News Photo) Foster's Ferocious Fists Tame Tiger, Take Title By MURRAY ROSE Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - It cost Bob Foster and his backers! about $21,000. to get. the light heavyweight title from Dick Tiger. The gangling, newly crowned champion won't waste much 'time getting it :back. Floyd Patterson or George Chu- valo may be the next big target. . Shortly after the 29-year-old Foster bombed the 38-year-old Biafran with a thunderous left hook to'-the"jaw-to a knockout in 2:05 of the fourth round Friday night, his bankrollers started lining up nontitle fights. "Bob will fight in Albuquerque, N.M., where he was raised, in about three or four weeks against an opponent to be determined," said the promoter •who guaranteed Tiger $100,000 for the title shot. "Then there will be other nontitle fights for a while." The big one would be against either Patterson, the former two-time heavyweight champion, or Chuvalo, the Canadian heavyweight champion, uvBalti- more in about two months, according to sources close to Fos- ter.. How about Joe Frazier, a five-state heavyweight champion, or Jimmy Ellis, the World Boxing Association's heavyweight king? ! ( I'm -the light heavyweight champion and I'm going to fight as one," said Foster at first. But later he said he would be happy to fight either "if the 'money is right." "We'd love it, if the money is right," said Yancey Durham, Frazier's manager. "Joe would eat him up." While Foster said he'd be glad to give Tiger a return bout— "for the same $100,000 we got up"—and Tiger said he'd like another chance, a second fight between the two is highly unlikely after the rout at Madison Square Garden. Foster was an 11-5 favorite as a challenger. Foster had too many physical advantages in addition to the jolting power of his left hook. The challenger, from Washington, D.C., had age, weight (Vim to 168), height (6-foot-3% to 6-8) and reach (79 -to 71) going for him. The former Air Force boxing «r wordi to that effect ae'tfils unfortunate golfer bat M* troubles in a water hazard OB Grand Bahama Mand. COBU'S PISHIRMAN'S CAIINDA* Tta fcrb* to* "Mb WkM H* Mi •** MR THE WEEK MAY 19 THMI K SUN 19 6:32 AM MOM 20 to 7i}6 TUB 21 K> 7:58 AM WED 22 K> 8l3l AM THU 23 to 9;1« AM FM 24 9:59 AM tAT 25 SUN All tlm» b plwn hi dntril 5 *^ d J|f l Jj c jg^ hoMfifor ftcHto tin hour »tan ftunJ ibcm JlwiwT th» Hih— lerrtr the Day f»r nrtlm champion used his long left jabs to set up Tiger and keep him back for three rounds. In the fourth he peppered the aging vet with left jabs and then unleashed a right uppercut and the lethal left hook to the jaw in a flashing combination. * * * Tiger, never before knocked out in a 16-year career, went flat on his back. He was struggling to raise his torso when referee Mark Conn counted 10. "I didn't even know I was down," said Tiger. "The first I remember is hearing the word 'ten:'It was too late then." A crowd of 11,547 paid $113,728. The net gate was about $107,000, with $25,000: more/coming in for the ancillary rights, including television. Foster collected 60 per cent of this—about $79,200-and paid Tiger $100,000, for a loss of $20,800. Foster, a pro for eight years, scored his ninth straight victory for a 30-4 record including 24 knockouts. Tiger's record is 5814-3. He had been floored once by middleweight champion Emile Griffith but never stopped before. Williams Will Head Southward By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Still another former Blytheville High School football coach has joined the trek to the Sunshine State. Former head coach Bob Williams has announced that he has accepted an offer to become defensive line coach at Apopka, Fla., High school.. Earlier this year, Bill McFarland, one of Williams' assistants the past three seasons, went to Jacksonville for a position at Florida Junior College. Williams, a native of Texas, was an all-state quarterback at Bentonville. . * * * He went on to the University of Arkansas and lettered as a linebacker for the Razorbacks. 'TheM967 season at the helm of the Chickasaws was the seventh coaching year for Williams. In his first post; at Cabool, Mo., High School, he led his squad to an 8-1 mark and the conference championship. 'From Cabool, he moved to El Dorado to serve a year as an assistant before taking over the top- position at Morrilton. . After two years directing the Devil Dogs, Williams accepted the job' at Blytheville, succeeding.-Bill Templeton who had moved on to Arkansas State University.• * * * • At Apopka, Williams will join Wilson Waites, last season's defensive secondary coach at ASC. ; Waites had previously served as head coach at Trinity and defensive backfield coach at Memphis State. Arkansas State Nine Advances MANKATO, Minn. (AP)-Arkansas State bombed host Mankato State 11-1 Friday night and became the only unbeaten team in the NCAA College Division Midwest Regional Baseball Tournament. The Indians had whipped Northern Iowa 11-3 in a first- round game, while Mankato dumped Southern Colorado 4-2. Southern Colorado beat Northern Iowa 6-2 earlier Friday night to eliminate the lowans from the double elimination tournament. Mankato plays Southern Colorado at 3 p.m. today with the winner meeting Arkansas State for the title at 6 p.m. If the Indians lose the « p.m. game, a second game would be played later tonight. Jim. Calloway's two-run double featured a four-run' Indian outburst in the sixth inning that broke up a 1-1 game with Mankato. The Tribe then put the game out of reach with a five-run eighth—highlighted by two run singles by Calloway and Dana Ryan. -Calloway, Ryan and pitcher John Ford each had three hits. Wayne Pitcock slammed a pair of two-rim homers to pace iBOWUNG SHAMROCK LANES Swdty Night Mtad DcaHee SVAMMN6B ; ' : Won Lori Team I 17 3 WeToiir ./..V^;.;.. 13 7 . Sorry Bout That ..... 12 8' Hits & Miw«i ..„.., 12 8 Teanii .,.^V........ 1H4 814 Dr. Pepper .......... 10 10 ' 7-Up -.. 10 10.i M. D.'s 5V4 1414 Boon* Cleineri ....... 5 15 Team « 6 IS HIGH GAMES Cliff Whitney 233 Bearie Samueli .......... 175 Hit« ft Mlwei 791 HIGH SERIES . , • Cliff Whitney .............. 571 the Indians In their victory over Northern Iowa. Jim Mueller hit a two-run triple while Mueller, Ryan and Pitcock each had three hits. . .,'... Ark. State 012 110 501-11 11 0 N. Iowa 100 001 010-3 5 : 2 Bourg and McGuire; Darnell, McGrath (6), Anderson "(8) and Mayer. W—Bourg. L^-Darnell. Home runs, Arkansas State, Piteock 2. ' ..''.' '-" " Ark. State CO 004 051-1114 2 Mankato 010 000 000-1 7 6 Ford-and McGuire, Smith (8); Zilka, Eggum (8) and Wilkens. W-Ford. E-Zilka. SHORTS OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Seals of the National Hockey League will try another season in Oakland, tackling the future under new coach, Fred Glover of the American Hockey League Cleveland Barons. : Barend Van Gerbig, chairman of the Seals, ended months of speculation Friday with the announcement that the Oakland franchise would not be transferred to Vancouver, B.C. DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Willowy Carol Mann, leading money winner on the Ladies PGA tour, and first round leader of the Dallas Civitan Open, says she has nerves so bad she scratches her face in her sleep. It may bother Miss Mann's sleep, but it certainly, .doesn't bother her golf. She shot a three 'under' pair 33-35-88 Friday to take a two- stroke lead going into today's second round of the 54-hole tourney over the 6,177-yard , Glen Late Country Club course. . : MILAN, Italy (AP) - Korea's Kim Ki-Soo will make the first defense of his world junior mid- dlwaight boxing championship tonight against former title holder Sandra Mazzinghi of Italy. . Mazzinghi won the title from American Ralph Oupas but lost it to Nino Behyenuti. Benvtnuti, later the world middleweight champ, thai went to Korea and lost the junior title to Kim. Kim was guaranteed $55,000 to defend thi 196-pound title In Lee/Belcher Top West LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Almer Lee of Fort Smith Northside and John Belcher of Hot Springs Langston head the list of West high school basketball all-stars announced Friday by the Arkansas Athletic Association. * * * The 5-foot-ll Lee led Northside to the Class AAA championship. Belcher will be the largest player in the all-star *ame in August. He is 6-foot-8 and weighs 240 pounds. The West squad, which will be coached by Sidney Ragland of Pyatt, has six all-staters including Lee. They are: Robert Stephens, Fort Smith Southside; Terry Hahkton, Crossett; Bill Hodges, Green Forest; Jimmy Beard, Magnolia Columbia and Glen Akins, Pyatt. * * * The East team, announced Thursday, had ten all-state selections. The remainder of the West squad includes: Steve Baldwin, Hot Springs; Randy Jackson, Valley Springs; Mike Holloway, Sma,ckover; Danny Watson, Delight; Steve ' Keith, Waldo; Oavid Smythia, Hot Springs lakeside; Bruce Lewis, Ola; Ronald Henderson, Prattsville, and Belcher. Ben Robinson Ronnie Keith John Benson THESE THREE young men, all representing Mississippi County schools, were among the 15 standout basketball players selected this week to play in the annual Arkansas All-Star basketball game at Barton Coliseum on Aug. 10. (Courier News Photos) Handicap Not That To Memphis Golfer By BOB GILBERT Associated Press Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Larry Hinson believes he might not be a professional golfer today and challenging for the $20,000 top prize in the Memphis Open Golf Tournament if it hadn't been for polio 18 years ago. "It proves anyone with a handicap can do what they want if they don't let it get them down," said the 23-year-old, 1967 NCAA college division golf champion from Douglas, Ga, *. * * . Hinson's left arm is one inch shorter than the right, but he lowered long drives'and drilled in long putts Friday to shoot a four-under-par 66 for a two- round total of 133, just one stroke behind leader B. R. McLendon Jr. of Birmingham, Ala "Nobody is glad they had polio—except me, I guess," Hin son said. ' "I carried my hand around in my pocket for a year. The thing that saved me -was being natur ally left-handed. I was forced to use it." People told him he would never be good athletically, he said. "What they said about my arm made me want to prove I could do something." Hinson, hit by polio when 5 years old, began playing golf at 15 and now maintains an exer- :ising schedule to strengthen the left arm. "I might not be here now if I hadn't had polio. It gave me something to overcome and, since I was left-handed, it actually helped my swing," he said. McLendon, three-time Southeastern Conference champion from Louisiana State University, is new to the pro tour but was playing like a seasoned veteran Friday. He fired four birdies, one on a 60-foot putt, to post a second round 67. Tied with Hinson at 133 were veteran Lou Graham' 'of Nashville, Tenn., and Bob Lunn of Sacramento, Calif., who had 66s. * * . * Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, off to a slow, start in the first • round,, roared back with 65s, leaving Palmer two strokes behind McLendon anc Nicklaus only four strokes back The 65 equaled Palmer's beat round of the year. MILLIE'S Gift & Craft Shop NOW OPEN! 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