The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on February 9, 1962 · Page 4
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Tipton, Indiana
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Friday, February 9, 1962
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PAGE 4- Tipton Now 5th In CIC By BOB HAMMEL Pres., CIC Sportswriters Ass'n Central Indiana Conference teams might as well start worrying about their Sectional draw now: The league's 1961-62 cahmpionship race is all over. Alexandria clinched its third CIC championship and first in nine years Friday night with a 74-52 victory over Wabash. Coach Orvis (Shorty) Burdsall's kids, pre-season favorites in the CIC chase removed all chances of an upset early, taking a 39-18 lead in .the first half and romping home. Alex still has non-conference dales against Middletown Thursday night at Anderson High Gym and at home against Mississniewa Saturday along with a season-ending CIC jaunt to Peru February 16. But the pre-tourney climax was reached for the Tigers Friday night. Alexandria had won previous league championships — in 1947-48 under Coach Don Dick and in ]9.S2-53 under Coach Max Bell. But this was the first one for the popular Burdsall. who had one coming after years of disappointment. 1 In his eight years as the Tigers' head man. Burdsall's clubs have had outstanding success. Included in their triumphs were two Anderson Sectional titles. But the conference crown kept slipping away . . . until Friday night. Now that lie has his frist title, he may be hard to budge off that CIC throne. The Tigers kept three starters from this championship crew — 6-5 Larry (The Bear) Henderson and the 6-0 Prough Twins. Dave and Dan. Alexandria also has a B team which hasn't lost a game in more than two years. With the chmapionship taken care of. CIC teams will use the last two weeks of the'regular season deciding how the final standings will look. Peru, unseated after two years can nail down second place by beating either Monticello this week or Alex next week. Should the Ben­ gals lose both, however, Huntington could take over the runnerup spot, providing the Vikings can win at Ilochester February 16. A Huntington loss there would open it up to any of several three-time lo.-ors — Warsaw; Rochester and Tipton. Rochester, riding .a five-game winning streak, is the .new possessor of the much-traveled CIC horseshoe, which already has switched hands five times this year. The Zebras got it from Monticello Friday night on the Tioga Indians' flotfr 76-65. Rochester puts it up for defense at Elwood Friday night. Along with the Rochester-Elwood and Peru-Monticello games, Friday night's schedule includes Tipton at Wabash, Muncie Burris at Madison Heights, Culver Military Academy at Plymouth and Columbia City at Warsaw. Saturday night .Mississinewa is at Alexandria, Huntington at Co­ lumbia City, Indianapolis Wood, at Peru and Hobart at Plymouth. Peru's Tom Scott has taken over first place in iboth league scoring derbies. In conference play, Scott's 20.3 average is a point ahead of runnerup Tom Fogerty of Elwood (19.3). In all games, however, the race is much closer. Scott is averaging 20.4, Wally Murray of Titpon 19.7 and Dave Johnson of Warsaw 20.1 in what probably will be a race to the wire. STANDINGS CIC A.G. OA DA Alexandria' 7-0 5.2 62.2 48.4 Peru 612 10-5 64.3 58.2 Hunitogton 5-3 12-6 57.9 53.9 Warsaw -..5-3 11-7 64.5 57.7 Tipton .....3-3 11-6 67.1 59.8 Rochester ....3-3 10-8 66.8 62.4 Muncie B. ....4-5 8-8 55.7 55.1 Wabash 4-5 8-10 63.1 66.6 Elwood 4-5 7-11 60.0 62.4 Hartford City 0-7 1-17 52.6 71.8 Plymouth 0-8 2-13 56.3 62.7 ^Monticello 4-1 14-2 62.9 56.9 *—Not eligible for championship. SCHEDULE Tuesday Rochester 96,'Argos 50. Thursday Alexandria vs. Middletown at Anderson. Friday Rochester at Elwood* Peru at Monticello* Tipton at Wabash* Winchester at Harford City Culver Mil. Aca. at Plymouth Columbia City at Warsaw. Burris at Madison Heights Saturday Mississinewa at Alexandria Huntington at Columbia City Indianapolis Wood at Peru. Hobart at Plymouth. SCORING Confernece Games G TP Ave. 1. Scotf, Peru 8 162 20.3 2. Fogerty, Elw. ... 9 175. 19.3. 3. Perry', Ply. 8 154 19.3 4. Johnson, Wsw. ...8 152 19.0 5. Piatt, Monti. 5 91 18.2 6. Murray, Tip. 6 107 17.8 7. Beasley, Bur. -_:9 -149 16.6 8.- Bahler, Wab. 9 149 16.6 9. Curlcss, Wab 9 143 15.9 10. Paddock, Alex . 7 108 15.4 All Games 1. Scott. Peru ... 15 306 20.4 2. Johnson, Wsw . 18 361 20.1 3. Murray, Tip ....18 355 19.7 4. Fogerty, Elw, - 18 328 18.2 5. Basham, Roch. - 18 301 16.8 ,6. Beasley, Bur. ....16 267 16.7 7. Perrv, Ply. .... 15 240 16.0 8. Paddock, Alex. -17 272 16.0 9. Piatt, Monti. ....16 253 15.8 10. Bahler, Wab. ... 18 279 15.5 THE UPTON DAILY TBIBUNK' American Leg. Aux. Euchre Party cancelled this week. C-lll CALGARY SIGNS LOHMANN CALGARY, Alta. (UPI) — Phil Lohmann, described by Oklahoma football coach Bud Wilkinson as the most versatile player he has | ever coached, today signed with | the Calgary Stampeders of the j Canadian league. , The 22-year-old Lohmann, who played fullback, end and center on offense and linebacker on defense, also was sought, by the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League and San Diego of the American League. RTS PARADE (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) By OSCAR FRALEY United Press International FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI) — Handsome Ralph Terry was hoping today that those record-breaking New York Yankee home run bats' would thunder just a little bit more for him this seson when he takes dead aim on 20 victories. On the sidelines five weeks last season with a sprained ligament, compiled a fine 16-3 pitching record which was overlooked because of the'home run heroics of Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and company. To do it, he had to pitch three shutouts and earn six of his victories by one run. "Years from now, I'll be proud to say I pitched on the world championship teams with Maris and Mantle," he said. "But right now, just like any other pitcher, I'd like a few more runs when I'm pitching." Terry in three years with the Yankesrs and since being saved from (the tortures of pitching at Kansas City; has, developed into one of the top Yankee mound stars. He was only 5-11 in 1959, became a 10-8 winner- in 1960 and last season really got his teeth into it. Hurts Arm The tall man from Chelsea, Okla., ripped off to a 5-0 start but hurt his arm in winning a 3-2 ll-inning game • against the Cleveland Indians. "I didn't feel right when I ws warming up," he said. "But it was the rubber game of a series and I thougnt I could get by with soft stuff. In the third inning I got into a jam and had to throw hard. That's when I first felt the stiffness. I finished the game— but was out five weeks because of it." Those first five wins tabbed him as man destined for the top of the pitching heap. He won them by scores of 4-2, 3-2, 5-1 on a two-hitter, 2-1 and. 3-2 in 11 innings. "I know I can be a big winner," he said inodestly, "because after, I carne back I won 11 games from July 7 to the .end of the season." Threw Flag Clincher And, for the second year in a row, it was Terry who pitched the pennant clincher for' the Yankees. Once again his feat was almost overlooked. Because it was that night at Baltimore, when he set the Orioles down with four hits, that Maris hit his 59th home run. Now, with his arm feeling "better than it ever has," he is happy to contemplate being the number two Yankee pitcher be hind southpaw Whitey Ford. A hard worker and a fierce competitor despite . his friendly outlook toward life, Terry yet may become the Yankees' number one pitcher. ON TIIE SIDELINES By AAM RI6G A ook at the CIC standings, printed elsewhere on this page, shows that Tipton has now moved into fifth place in the conference and with two games remaining, both CIC contests, has a possibility of finishing, as high as third. Of course that will require victories at Wabash tonight and at home next 'Friday against Monticello, plus some cooperation from Rochester which would have to knock off Huntington. Wherever the Devils finish however, the season is assured of 'being somewhat of an improvement "over last year when .they finished last in the conference with an 0-8 mark. In individual scoring too, Tipton's junior classman Wally Murray is assured of a high finish no matter how he scores from here on out. So from the outlook of improvement this season and prospects for next year, Tipton basketball fans should be 'thoroughly satisfied. There are some, of course who are impatient for success and expect it to be accomplished in one season. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, basketball dynastys t are cot built in ithat fashion. They require good material 'and a coach .who is willing" .to be patient and expend the time necessary to build sound fundamentals in his toys, and ithe last item in particular is not something accomplished overnight. One can look at the varsity today and find some boys still committing the fundamental mistakes which they picked up and were not oissuaded from before they reached high school. A boy is born with two hands. The sooner, he learns now to use both of them the more valuable he is going to be and "the Tipton boys are now learning that. Envies Tipton We spoke with the sports writer of one of the 1 other schools in the CIC recently .and he said he envied Tipton'in having a coach who aid not feel that his coaching duties ceased the moment classes dismssed for the summer. He praised coach Dick Barr highly lor .the time he took last summer to organize the just-graduated 8th graders into a team and take them to Logansport and Pike Township and schedule additional games for them here at Tipton. There is no question \the boys, too deserve praise for having .the desire to spend, a part of their summer vacation in those.practices and games in an attempt ito improve themselves.' . An older boy questioned us recently, wondering how much summer basketball actually improved a player. In a school the size of Tipton, most of the athletes are three- Particularly if, as he hopes, the Yankees start hitting the seats a little more when he's out there on the mound nuraing those heart- stopping one-run leads. sport men. From mid August until November first the iboys are practicing and playing football. In the meantime, there are a few who are dedicated solely to basketball. They get a one-month jump on 'the foot : ball players by starting to practice! October 1. The football players can overcome quite a bit of that one- month hanadeap if they work during the summer, to improve their weakness. Still Playing'Football Any basketball referee will tell a questioner that it takes football- basketball players a month to get that football out of their sysem. It is not deliberate roughness. Football is a sport'which requires rough contact and the 'boys on the foot- Dali field become conditioned to diving for the ball. Other reflexes are similarly conditioned. The outstanding example in Indiana today of ;the value of practice summer, winter or any other time, is Jimmy Rayl. It is common knowleage that Rayl spent hour oh, end working on his snooting^ Can anyone question tnat that practice is paying off for the probable All- American junior. iiut shooting is not the only phase of basketball on which to work. Coach Barr gives repeated thanks to the Boosters club which last season purchased basketballs lor the boys to work with. There are those in .the professional basketball game today who are inot great ^shots.: who are not holding tneir positions because of jthe pewits uiey score but because of ineir wizarary at ball nanauiig ana passing; their ability to .get ^the oait to the man (louig the scoring without having an 1 opponent intercept it; who can dnoole and keep possession ot the ball wnen tne situation, calls for it without having it stolen from .them. This is one of the most important Things which can be developed by the .boy who is willing to take his spare time and worK to improve himself; tne ability to use both hands fbr dribbling, shooting and passingj f Ability to score is important, tout if a boy can't get the ball dowheourt without travelling, having .the ball stolen, or passing to the wrong man) there will be no scoring except by the opponent. • , Yes, we would say summer basketball can improve a. • boy con- siuerably. Before leaving school'for the summer the boy should ask the coach what he needs most to work on, and then spend the time he is willing to devote, to correcting the weakness which the coach. has ioundin his play. RACES WASHED OUT RIVERSIDE, Calif. (UPI)—The Pacific Coast championship road races scheduled v for this weekend have been washed out following a torrential rainstorm the last two days. Organizers said they hoped to reschedule the championship for the weekend of March 34. Some new cars leave yon hazy about which is which? You don't have to-look twice to tell a Wide-Track Pontiac! SEE YOUR LOCAL, AUTHORIZED PONTIAC DEALER SERVICE MOTOR 123 South Indpendence Street OS 5-4549 Over Contract By MILTON RICHMAN . United Press International Roger Marls and Roy. Hamey are all through with the-hor d'oeuvres so today they plan to get! right down to cold turkey, "^e.didn't really talk figures Lefore but we will now," said is at the New York Yankees' ing training site in Fort Lauderdale, Pl^. This will be the third salary meeting between the new home run king and the Yankee general manager. Their first two talks were brief ^ahd merely touched on. generalities, according to .Maris. Now they're going right to the nub.! Maris, who hit 61 homers last i season and was voted the American League's Most Valuable Player for'/the .second straight year, is asking $75,000. The Yanks are offering $60,000— an • $13,000 increase o^v e r. the $42,000 they paid him last, season. Maris, actually isn't due in the Yankee camp until Feb. 16 but he 'and -Mickey Mantle have to be in'Fort Lauderdale for a moving picture . they are, appearing in which will be shot next week.' Other players don't have : all Maris' problems although they'd certainly like to. { Wynn Takes Cut There's Early Wynn of the Chicago White Sox, for example,-he took a cut, said he "expected it" and optimistically added- "we'll renegotiate next, year." The 42-year-old Wynn needs only eight more victories to reach thej 300 mark in the majors. His record last season was 8-4 which wasn't bad Considering his ; arm tightened up and he never pitched •after July 22. Wynn said his arm' "feels real good" and that "the doctor says it looks good." Pitcher Don . Schwall, who was the AL rookie of the year, and second baseman Chuck Schillin received raises from the Boston Red Sox, who also announced the signing of rookies Pete Smith and Dalton Jones. Schwall Won 15 games for the Red Sox. Southpaw Billy O'Dell, who had a 7 f -5 record with the San Frart- cisco Giants, became the -24th member of the club to'agree to terms, while the Washington Senators signed a pair-of southpaws, Frejd Green and Tom Cheney, both of whom once pitched for .Pittsburgh. | Phils Sign Two • Catcher Bob Oldis and utility infielder Bobby Malkmus okayed their contracts, with . the Philadelphia Phillies, who also sold outfielder Ken -Walters .to San Diego of the Pacific Coast League for | an undisclosed sum. ..• • / . The Baltimore Orioles were the most active of all the -clubs, signing I six of their" players for a total of 22 out of 39. The six signees were outfielder Dave Nicholson, infielder Bob Saverine, pitcher Johnny Papa and catchers Daye Massarelli, Andy Etchebarren and Larry Haney. The Pirates signed left-handers Bobj Veale and Diomedes Olivo, both of whom were with Columbus | of. the International League lastj season. Veale, who has a good chance to win a - starting berth with Pittsburgh, had a 1411 record and Olivo turned in an 11-7 mark. ABL GAMES SWITCHED ; CHICAGO (UPI)—An American Basketball League dpubleheader matching Pittsburgh and San Francisco and Hawaii vs. Cleveland, originally scheduled at; Youngstown, Ohio, on Feb. 14, has been transferred to New Castle, Pa., on the same night. Wilt Chamberlain Sets New Record For NBA Scoring : -By United Press International The name's the same, only the total will change in the- National Basketball Association record books. .-'..-••-'. Wilt Chamberlain established a new NBA season scoring' mark for the third straight year Thursday night when he tallied 59 points in Philadelphia's. 136-120 victory over New York. Chamberlain's effort gave him a total' of 3,038 points for 61 games. The super-scoring champion of professional basketball netted 3,033 in 79 contests last season. Willie Naulls and Richie Guerin tried to stage a two-man Knickerbocker show as each netted 37 points: • The - Nationals surprised the Boston Celtics, 122-110, in the second half of a doubleheader at Syracuse, N.Y:, and the Cincinnati Royals broke a six-game losing streak by edging the Los Angeles Lakers' at Dayton, Ohio, 113-109. Syracuse qutscored Boston, Sola, in the. third period with Lee Shaffer' contributing 16 of his 28 points during the hot Nat session. Sam.Jones was Boston's high man with" 6. Cincinnati caught Los Angeles without, both Elgin -Baylor and jerry West for its squeaker over the Lakers. Baylor is in the Army and West- was sidelined by the flu. Oscar Robertson led the Royals with 38 points and Rudy LaRusso had.3 for Lbs Angeles. ' The standings: . Eastern Division W. L. Pet. Boston 44 14 .759 Philadelphia • 38 23 .623 Syracuse. - 9 31 .483 New York • - 21 37 .362 ' Western Division Los Angeles . . ] 43 19 .694 Cincinnati •'• 32 29 .525 Detroit ' 28 32 .467 St. Louis j 21 38 .356 Chicago 12 45 .211 -FRL, FEBRUARY 9, 1962 Bearcats Top St. Louis Archie Moore May Lose Lightheavy Title By Default United Press International NEW ' YORK (UPI)—The New York.State Athletic Commission meets today to decide Archie Moore's fate. It seemed a foregone conclusion that-the. three- commissioners would strip'47-year-old-Archie of New York recognition as. world light heavyweight champion because of failure to defend. . Neither Moore of San Diego, Calif., nor. his" handlers appeared to have made any title-saving moye' since, last Friday when the commission gave him today's fourth' deadline and final , ultimatum. ... He was ordered then to "enter into articles- of agreement" by today for a defense of his portion of the 175 -pound crown against either Harojd Johnson of Philadelphia or Doug. Jones of New York, the only two challengers approved by the commission. Before today's meeting, Moore was still recognized as world champion, in New York, California; Europe and some areas of the British Empire. •However,' the National Boxing Association's half of his championship had been vacated on. Oct.- 25. 1980 because-of Archie's defense delays. . NBA territory, includes not only most of the United States and Canada but also many countries of Central and South America and the Orient. It was believed that the Euro- By-United Press International Coach Joe Lapchick of St. John's sent a scouting party to Philadelphia the other night and the Redmen returned with the right signals to beat 12th-ranked Villanova. Leroy Ellis, believed by Lapchick to be the greatest center in St. John's history, rallied his team from an early nine-point deficit Thursday night to'defeat the visiting Wildcats, 79-66, at Madison Square Garden.* "We had reports on their every move," Lapchick said. "We knew the best they could throw against us was Hubic White and his 6-4 was no match for Ellis." Ellis Sparks Comeback Ellis, 6-10, registered 18 of his' 32 points in the first half to give" St. John's a 39-all -tie at intermission. Villanova had been ahead, 19-10, when Ellis helped launch a Redmen comeback. White, who tallied 19 points, was . effectively bottled up by, Willie Hall. The second game of the double- header'was a whiz-bang type of contest with New York University defeating Temple, 78-73, in' overtime. Mark Reiner paced NYU with 35 points,. including eight; of 11 Violet talllies in the extra session. Second*ranked Cincinnati defeated St. Louis, 54-48. in a Missouri Valley Conference clash,, but Bradley remained on top in the league race with a 91-61 triumph over North Texas State. Bearcats Held Down Cincinnati was held to only five field goals in the second half by a-stubborn Billike'h defense.' However, the rebounding of Paul Hcgue kept St. Louis from closing the-gap after the Bearcats had taken a 34-21 halttiino lead. Hogue scored 15 points. Bradley grabbed a 20-point lead over its Texas rivals with only six minutes gone-in .-the game and never' relented as the Braves raised their season's record to 15-3. Ail-America Chet Walker had 21 points While teammate Joe Strowder contributed 23. - Bueky Keller scored 31 points as Virginia Tech surprised Wake Forest. 87-S1. Len Chapped kept Wake Forest in the game with a 32 point effort. Houston overcame Miami of Florida's 35-31 lead early in the second half to beat the Hurricanes. SO-69. Donnie Schverak netted- 14 points in seVeri minutes during a late . Houston drive to clinch -the victory. BURTON GOES NORTH VANCOUVER (UPI)—The British Columbia Lions have signed halfback .Alack Burton of the San Jose Spartans.* He was drafted •fourth;by San Diego of the American football League and fifth by the Chicago Bears in the' National .Football League. pean Boxing Union, British Boxing, Board of Control and the California commission would concur with the New York commission in any vacating of Moore's title- ? • " ...'•" Archie's last defense of the crown was on June 10, when he outpointed Giulio Rinaldi of Italy at Madison Square Garden.. Under, the six-months' rule, his next defense should have been made by Dec. 10. The New York commission gave him four extensions. • • Meanwhile Johnson of Philadelphia won the vacant NBA title on Feb. 7, 19S1. by stopping Jesse Bowdry in an elimination final. He has "made two defenses. WE HAVE IT! 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