The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 8, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 8, 1956
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARYS, 1-986 Hot Cats, Cold Chicks Here Tomorrow 4-Game Streaks For Blytheville And El Dorado One of the hottest teams in the Big Eight Conference will come calling on the Blytheville High Chickasaws at Haley Field Gym tomorrow night when the'El Dorado Wildcats arrive here for Thursday and Friday conference clashes. The El Dorado Wildcats have a record of four coti&ecutive wins be- them. Clipping Hot Springs iuu a h rii.e Bluff Zc hind tnd . bra*, they also cui down Ft. Smith In a pair of games last week. The local Chickasaws tip the •cales in the opposite direction. The Chicks are walking up bnt the escalator is going down. The number of straight defeats is four. They were ducked under twice by Texarkana last week. In the preliminary game, starting at 6:30, CoarSi Hank Prince's talented B team trots out against Osceola's B boys. Blytheville's B's have a neat 10-3 slate. COACH PEL AUSTIN'S Wildcats, after Tuesday's official league standings were issued, found them- ttlvec lodged in fifth place, just below Pine Bluff. Pre - season prognostidopesters didn't figure on them giving anybody too much trouble this season but the Wildcats have been coming strong. In one of the Ft. Smith fames feat week, they hit an amazing 66 per cent of their field goal attempts. Call it amazing, fabulous, unbelievable, what you will, but whatever It is you can travel up and down the hardwood lanes of the country, from pee-wee to pro and you won't be able to match it any-! where. TO MAKE matters worse (for the Chicks, that is), the Wildcats also There are only three seniors on the squad. One of these, 6-2 center Billy Millican takes much of the credit for the recent loud noises coming out of El Dorado. In the last three games, he haa poured in 45 points. ElegibJe at mid-season. Billy Me- Gaugh is also rounding swiftly into shape. He's working on a remarkable shooting average. And then there is also the clever Larry Kinard, a guard, the team's playtnak- er. THE CHICKS haven't played at home since Jan. 13. On that happy night they were trouncing Hot Springs for their second Big Eight win. The Trojans -have been the, only loop team to roll over for the Chicks. At this date, the Big Eight road looks a bit longer and rougher than ] it did earlier in the season, and ] even then it looked rugged, indeed, Coach Jimmy Fisher sent his Tribe through another locked- doors practice session yesterday afternoon. "But all we're doing.' 1 Fisher said, "is sharpening our offense. 1 ' The Chickasaws will gel their opportunity to stab an enemy with it tomorrow night at 7:30. It will be interesting to watch the result. Chick Fred Hodges Weiner 43. Marked Tree 29 Monette 34, West Memphis 25 Armorei Junior Girls Advance The Armorel Junior High girls were still undefeated yesterday af- ttc whipping Crawfordsville in the Harrison basketball tourney, 53-32. —— 4- Other results: , Marmaduke 37, Alexander 36 Tiger vs. Baldoni On TV Tonight WASHINGTON if) — Up and coming: Tony Baldoni puts his 12- bout winning skein on the line to- ight when he meets Ralph (Tiger) Jones in a 10-round middle- weipth fight at the Capitol Arena. A re an. JOMS, ft 2T-year-old battler from Yonfcers, N- Y., rules the favorite. One of the country's rank- fcg 160 - pounders, the veteran Jone* hopes 'o use a victory over Baldoni as a stepping stone toward a shot at the middleweight crown. In his last fight in No- The 1956 Cane Pace and Yonkers Trot will be held Aug. 18 and 25, respectively, during the 98-night Yonkers July 35. meeting which opens vember. Jones lost to Johnny Saxton, ranking welterweight. Baldoni, a 23-year-old- former Marine from Wilkes - Barre, Pa., has won 29 of 36 bouts—19 of them by knockouts. Tonight's bout will be televised nationally ABC at 9 p.m. (CST). High Five Was Really High BUTLER, Mo. (AP) — That old saw about coasting to victory was never more true than in last night's Butler-Holden, Mo., high school basketball game. Butler high won 125-14. At halftime the score was 584. Butler dropped in 51 (ield goals to three for Holden. COALDALE. Pa. (AP) — Coaldale and Weatherly high school had to postpone their basketball game last night. Three varsity and six junior*varsity Coaldale players came down with the measles. Tom Hatcher, Dean Wagner Pace Manila MANILA — Tommy Hatcher of Manila paced his teammates to victory here last night as the Lions whipped Bay. 64-45. Tommy poured in 26 points in addition to playing an exceptionally fine defensive game. He was a j workhorse under the boards, grabbing 16 rebounds. Dean Wagner also played a beautiful floor game and contributed 16 big points. Manila jumped away to a 21-7 first quarter score, then sailed away on a 36-19 halftime margin. Manila has five more games on their regular schedule, a)l away from home. They travel to Hoxie Friday night. Pos . F . F . C . G . G Subs: .Manila—Veach, 2, Tucker, Shedd. Vance, 2. Hamilton, Davis, Borland, Isaacs. Bay—Gulley, 2. Porkers Stay Within Reach By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS When a basketball team which uses the zone defense meets an opponent which won't try to break it open, the game is apt to provide less action than a battery with a dead cell. This was amply demonstrated) Arkansas hit only 22 per cent of last night as Arkansas survived I its shots from the field. It was a contest with Baylor's Bears with the lowest percentage since early Manila Hatcher. 26 McWilliams, Rodgers, 4 . Wagner, 16 Meacham. 7 of the Pacific vana of the In and Nashville Assn. a 36-31 victory. The decision kept the Razorbacks within reach 01 Southern Methodist in their duel for the So.uthwest Conference championship. SMU slugged Texas 109-96 as Jim Krebs tallied 50 points to set a conference record. The Methodist, who whipped Arkansas Saturday night, now have a 7-0 league record, compared to the Porkers' 6-1 mark. Baylor grew irusuated when it couldn't penetrate Arkansas' rigid zone defense, and turned to stalling in the first half. After their scoring ace. Louis Estes, picked up . . . Isaacs. 8 | three personal , fouls in the First . . Bowers, 7 j nine minutes of play, the Bears . Weaver, 22 j decided to lay back and wait for ... Brown, 4 j dear shots. Vincent, 2j The maneuver lured the Razorbacks from their close order formation twice, and the Bears quickly scored easy baskets on both occassions. From there on. «*«'v.r,s si's s Hclland.Wardell Take Pemiscot Cage Wins BRAGG CITY — With another night remaining for boys quarter-finals in the Pemiscot County basketball tournament here, the top-seeded Holland Lions prepare for their battle with the Wardell Cardinals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in semifinals. Both Holland and Wardell won boys games last night. Bragg City girls downed Warden 52-38 last night and the Indians of Bragg City will mix \vith the winner of tonight's girls game ift finals Friday night. The top-seeded Steele girls are slated to meet cooler's Wildcats at. 7:30 tonight. ThL will be the last semi-final game in the girls division. Tonight's boys quarter-finals pit Bragg City against CaruthersVille at 6 and Braggadocio vs. Hayti at 9 p.m. Holland boys whipped Deering 76-37 last night. The Lions led throughout and had a 28-15 halftime lead. Wardell boys won over Steele 71-63 last night. The Cards were ahead 41-32 at the half. BOYS Holland Pos. Deering ss of the Southern Sports Roundup OH (jaifle JcLloal Aussie Could be Dark Horse MIAMI (AP) — Those who are shopping for a horse to beat Nashua in the Widener Handicap a Week from Saturday are tipped herewith that they might do much worse than take a flyer on a strapping Australian visitor named .Prince Morvi, who will carry only 118 pounds in the ^lOO^OQ-added event, or nine fewer than Nashua will be asked to tote, count- held the score down, the Razorbacks also contributed their share with a poor exhibition of shooting. in the season when the Porkers lost seven straight games. Manuel Whitley again paced Arkansas on both oU'ense and defense, scoring' 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Buddy Smith. Jerald Barnett and Terry Day each added six points, but Pete Butler was held to one. . Estes, who was used spuiriijgly, was Baylor's high point man with 10. Krebs scored 20 field goals and hit 10 of 11 free throws in setting his new mark. The team's battled fairly evenly until the Mustangs _ pulled away for a 53-41 halftime, Boren 11! lead. When it became apparent j Bullock, 10 they couldn't: win the game. thejc a j n> 14 Longhorns grouped around Krebs in a Futile effort to keep him from breaking' the conference scoring record. The old mark was 49 points held by Slater Martin , of Texas and Dick O'Neal of Texas Christian. In remaining games this week .third-ranked Rice plays Texas Christian at Fort Worth tonight. Smith, 6 ....... F Callis, 13 Canada, 6 ..*... F Lance, 10 Kenley, 21 C Pace, 2 James. 19 G Parrish, 4 Kilburn, 3 G Riggs, 6 Subs: Holland — Jackson, 12, Bridges. 4, Henry, 2, Martin, 2, and Channel!, 1. Deering — Tabor, 2. GIRLS Bragg City Posr Wardell Kinder. 34 P ... Windnm, 14 Watson. 11 P :... Dillard, 10 Rebstock, 7 .... F McPhearson. 14 Allen G Garner Redder G Latham Brock G Maloney Subs: Bragg City — Gates and Duncan. Wardell — Suddarth, Bell, Qdom. BOYS Pos. Steele ... F Bishop, 2 F Crews. 14 WardeH Bankston. 2 White Sox Will Lean Heavily on the Lean Luis Aparicio By MARTV MARIOS' CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Larry Doby and Billy Pierce are the key men on my ball club. We had one very bad weakness last year and that Was no left-handed power hitting. I believe Doby will take care of this and he will supply the long ball power we have been needing for years. We have been finishing third because we couldn't get the extra base hits at the right time. We have a better balanced ball club with the addition of Doby, both from the viewpoint of defense as well as offense. With Doby and Minnie Minoso following one another in the lineup,- one hitting from the left and the other from the right, we should have a real one- two punch for the first time in years. We gave up a good man in Chico Carrasquel to get Doby and I'm glad we did. I'm not worried at all about shortstop. Luis Aparicio will plug the gap there. Ted Lyons, who managed the Memphis club part of Armorei Closes Home Cage Play; Srinerr in Hospital ARMOREL— Armorei wrapped up their home play for the season here last night with twin cage wins over Missco. Playing without the services of classy . Jackie SUoett, the Tigers out-ran Missco, 87-79. Carl Patterson picked up 47 points. Armorei led at the half 43-31. In the girls opening game, Armo- rei nipped Missco, 38-37. Coats led the way for Armorei with 21. Young of Missco fired 12. Armorei coach Jordan Needham will miss the fine play of Stlnett in the county tournament next! with Walt Dropo at first, Mellie Fox week. Jackie is confined to a hospi- I at second, George Kell at third and tal bed with pneumonia. j Aparicio at short. Sllerm Lollar last season, says Luis is one of .the greatest fielding shortstops he has ever seen. Only Worry ' The only tiling I'm Worried about •i. c our pitching. This could and should be helped by having Pierce pitch more often. Last year we adopted a system of starting Pierce once a week and the result was that he pitched well but wasn't in as many games as we would like to have used him. It's going to be different this year. I'm going to start him every fifth day. This way he will pitch six or eight more games in the nor- ma 1 quota and it could make a difference in our standing at the end of the season. Last year, for example, we finished five games out of first place. If Pierce had won 20 instead of 15, as he might well have done with any'luck at all, we might have won the pennant. I would like just one more starting pitcher. My three best are Pierce. Dick Donovan and Jack Hnrshman, Third Outfielder Our infield should be all right Baylor is host to A&M at Waco, Rice meets Arkansas at.Houston, and Texas Christian plays Texas at Austin Saturday- night. ing Eddie Arcaro. It Quite probably is a terrible tip, but it's the one we got from a number of sources when we asked, if the golden horse might just possibly run into some unexpected opposition in his 1956 debut us a 4-year-old. Actually, it is a bit difficult to make out a case grass. Also, that they run at least told, the other horsemen around some of them from left to right, as in England. If not, he has had plenty of time to find it out since the animal's arrival. At any rate, W. C. (Woody) Stephens, who was put in charge of preparing Prince Morvi, has for the big animal from Down Un- been runnjn ^ the horse both'ways der, a full-grown 6-year-oid, but 1 they say you'll never gel anywhere around a race track unless you're willing to listen once in awhile. Flown Here As you might have read in recent months, Prince Morvi wasj flown to this country last November afier he had won several of | his homeland's most important j stakes, including the Victorian i Derby at Melbourne. The Aussies j consider him a whopper of a horse. and so. evidently, did Frank Ranci. the American shoe magnate who brought him over here on lease and is listed as his owner. We have not seen it set down whether Mr, Rand, before he bought Prince Morvi's expensive air ticket, was told that they run all their big races in Australia on its Hialeah's turf course and main track, which, might be described, just from looking at it, as a deep loam. The Widener is run on the latter. And, we are Hialeah, who have been watching the invader closely, believe he is going to prove just as much horse on our dirt as he was on his own country's grass. Prince Morvi's first start on Hialeah's main course was in a 6- furlong sprint, and, though he finished sixth, he made a strong impression on some of the track's veteran observers. He came from dead last, and was under restraint. 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Park eofoyi a reputation of being one of the finest race tracks m Hx notion ood one of )fe«, ovMond- fng mitttottom m Arkansas. Oakiawn jockey Club pledges to Hie people of Arkansas that tHn institution Will continue to fulftH its dutttfj and responsibilities CM port ot the lockd and e<onomit life of Ackanso*. OAKLAWN Jockey Club HOT SPRINGS, ARK. JOHN G. CEllA, PrtMtnt 1. SWEENEY GRANT, Gw. Mgr. ANNUAL SPRING MEETING Fttnwy 25* THDOUOH Godwin Gets High School Post BILL GODWIN, former star Blytheville High football center and coach, and one of the greatest linebackers in v University of Georgia football history, is lo be named head football coach at Jordan High School in Columbus, Ga., it was reported from Atlanta. Godwin is now line coach at the same school. Playing for Blytheville High 11936-391 he developed into a Ws. rugged, 216-pounder who was named to everybody's all-star team, including all-state and all-southern. Bill was appointed head coach at the local school in 1946. His assistant that year \vas FIRMAN BYNUM and the Chickasaws showed three wins, six losses and a pair of ties. AT GEORGIA, Bill was a center on Wallace Butts' 1941 Orange Bowl team and 1942 Rose Bowl squad. He joined the Navy after the 1943 Tournament of Roses, serving part of his hitch on the Ft. Pierce (Fla.) Navy team during World War n. He had a year of eligibility left at Georgia after the war but signed to play pro football with the Boston Yankees. Bill will be replacing SUMPTER BLAGKMON as head coach at the Columbus school. Blackmon is retiring to take a principalship in the same Georgia school district. Armorei Pos. C Michie, 8 I Patterson, 47 P G .... Spence, 18 | Stevenson, 10 P Waller. 10 Williams, Tl C Missco | will do most of the catching again. = My th!rd outfielde] . ^u ^ R. Fisher, 22 .. G .... Waller. 10 Subs: Wardell — Hooten, 5, Wilson. 4, Harris. 2. M. Fisher. Steele — Wimberly, 5, Riddick, 4, Privett, 2, Dickinson. Williams, Garrison, 3 Elliott 6 G Morgan, 5 Kemp, 12 Hall, 30 Garner, 16 Jones, 16 Sad Hole-in-One Story BREMBERTON. Wash. lf<— Andy Johnson learned that a hole- in-one can be a heart-breaker, too. He shot one on a 261-yard hole during sweepstakes play at the Kitsap 'Country Club. The trouble was that the winter rules called for play on temporary greens. His ball dropped into the cup on the regular green. Jonesboro 51, Leachville, 49 JONESBORO — In a battle of all-stars here last night, -the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane nipped the Lions of Leachville, 51-49. Representing each team was a pair of all-stars from the Northeast Arkansas tournament (played at cemb«? SU ' e C °" ege ' ate ta De ~ The 1956 Soulhcrn Assn ' b » Mba » season opens April 10 with games For Leachville the players were at Birmingham. Nashville, Mem- Norm Ward and B, D. Carter. Last pnis and MoMe i night in defeat they tallied 15 and 13 respectively, while their all-star! opponent Bill Caldwell of Jonesboro kicked in 22 points. Tommy Rankin was the other ASC sparkler. He contributed five points last night. After a tight first half Leachville flattened out and could only come up with three points to the last frame. among Jim Rivera, Bob Bieman, Ca : Abrams and Bob Kennedy, with the latter ready to fill in at third whenever Kell may need a rest. I'm not making any predictions this year but I trust we have a better club than last year. I look for the same type of American League race as we had last season with tivs New York Yankees again the team to beat. Weak Pivot Men CINCINNATI uP>—In the last 25 years only two second basemen have hit .300 for the Cincinnati Redlegs. They are Tony Cuccinello who batted .314 In 1931 and Johnny Temple who hit .307 in 1954. Cuccinello now coaches at third base for the Cleveland Indians. 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