The Marshall News Messenger from Marshall, Texas on May 17, 1989 · 7
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MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER Wednesday, May 17. 1 989-7 A Bock's score By Hal Bock, Associated Press Athletes can balance sports and academics All across America this month and next, high school classes are graduating and talented young athletes are preparing to move to the next level of their careers intercollegiate athletics. They're all scholarship winners, equipped; with free rides worth between $40,000 and $50,000. But are the rides really free? Free means no charge, no obligation. Free . means no demands, no expectations. What scholarship athletes get is hardly free. Instead, they are on the receiving end of the most formidable challenge of their lives, finding a way to balance the pressure cooker world of intercollegiate sports with the requirements of getting an education. Of every hundred of these talented young athletes, perhaps one will make it beyond college sports to a career in the pros. What happens, then, to the other 99? "Mv advice to a college athlete," Los Angeles attorney Willie Bogan said, "is if . there is ever a conflict between academics and athletics, to resolve it in favor of academics. They have more enduring value." Bogan had just such a conflict almost 20 years ago. He was an All-Ivy League safety at Dartmouth and in 1970, he led his team to the Lambert Trophy, symbolic of Eastern . football supremacy. The next year, he was drafted by the NFL's Baltimore Colts. Thanks, Bogan said, but no thanks. He decided instead to accept a Rhodes Scholarship and study at Oxford. Athletics had served their purpose for him. Now he had other things to do. . .. "As an athlete I became a more disciplined person," Bogan said. "When we traveled, I took books with me to read on the bus. After practice, I went to the library. There . wasn't as much time to be distracted. I learned to use my time more effectively. I was focused." A couple of years after Bogan left Dartmouth, Reggie Williams arrived to play football and study psychology not necessarily in that order. He found a legacy on campus, Willie Bogan's legacy. "His status exceeded any color barrier," said Williams, who, like Bogan, happens to be black. "Color was a problem for me then. I came from a public high school and my counselor said that because I am black, that was the wrong place to apply, that I'd never be able to graduate. I applied and arrived and set my goal to just get by. That's when I heard about Willie Bogan, an All-Ivy player, a Rhodes Scholar, and a black. He became my hero." Bogan returned from Oxford equipped with degrees in politics and economics and went to law school at Stanford. Williams ex-See BOCK'S SCORE, Pg. 8A Baseball playoff games rescheduled VAN HILBURN News Messenger The Carthage Bulldogs were forced to postpone Tuesday's playoff game with Waxahachie because of the thunderstorms that continues to plague the area: Carthage, 21-3, was slated to begin the best-of-three series of the Class 4A Area playoffs Tuesday at Municipal Park, out that series will begin on the road for the Bulldogs, when they travel to Waxahachie Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. contest, if the weather permits. The teams are slated to play in Carthage on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and a third game, if necessary, will be determined later V- . , V ' Carthage District 16-4A champions, advanced into the Gass 4A area round after sweeping Corsicana last week in the bi-district play. The Bulldogs defeated Corsicana 8M5 in game one and sealed the best-of-three series with a 3-2 victory Jast Thursday. ' Kilgore, runners-up of District 16-4A, area scheduled to open area play in Lancaster (15-8) on Thursday. Lancaster was 14-4A runners-up to Waxahachie Kilgore, 14-6, defeated Athens, 11-9 and 8-5, to sweep th-first round of the playoffs. Kilgore will play Lancaster in Kilgore at Driller Park oh Friday and will play the third game (if necessary) in Berryville Saturday. The Class 3A playoffs will also begin this weekend as the Jefferson Bulldogs meet White Oak in Hallsville at 1 p.m. in the first game of a best-of-three series. Game two will be played Mon- Ewm sends g Knicks past Mis, 121-114 NEW YORK ( AP) - Patrick Ewing says the only thing that bothers him about playing poorly is that it sometimes causes the New York Knicks to lose games. "It's not me; it's New York versus Chicago," Ewing said. "All I want to do is win and be known as a winner. I wasn't disturbed at the way I was playing; I was disturbed we were losing." The Knicks and Ewing regained the winning touch Tuesday night, defeating Chicago 121-114 as he scored 32 points on 12-for-20 shooting, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots. The outcome left the Bulls with a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference semifinal series, with Game 6 at Chicago Stadium Friday night. Ewing, who made 56.7 percent of his shots in the regular season while scoring 22.7 points per game, was averaging 17.9 on 45 percent shooting in the playoffs before Tuesday. "He's a man with great pride," Knicks coach Rick Pitino said. "I called him on the phone and told him not to get down because he's been great for us all year. A couple of off games shouldn't take away from that." While winning was Ewing's first priority, he knew he had to improve his numbers against former teammate Bill Cartwright if the Knicks were going to send the series back to Chicago. "I wanted the ball and my teammates got it to me in good position," Ewing said. "Coach told me to move from side to side and to use my quickness on Cartwright and get him in foul trouble." Cartwright, who outscored Ewing 21-10 on Sunday, fouled out with 12 points in Game 5. Ewing scored the Knicks' final nine points in the last 1:38, defusing a Chicago rally that cut a 96-77 lead to three. Michael Jordan keyed the rally by See KNICKS, Pg. 8A " 3 O o j ill nui.uijit u II I o New York Knicks' Patrick Ewing slams one in during Tuesday nigh's semifinal playoff game against Chicago in New York's Madison Square Garden. Ewing snapped out of a slump with 32 points, including nine in the final 1 :38, as the Knicks defeated the Bulls, 121-114. (AP) day at 4:30 p.m. In case of a rain-out on Saturday, Jefferson and White Oak will play only one : game on Monday (4:30 p.m.) to decide the bi-district championship. a . ' Jefferson finished the District 15-3A season with an 8-2 record, 12-6 overall, ' Llnden-kildare, 23-1 and 9-1, clinched their second straight district champion' ship and will face the winner of the Van and Brownsboro, who will be playing for the second place spot in 16-3A Thursday night in Chapel Hill. Suns oust Warriors, 116-104 PHOENIX (AP) - Their fans are already chanting "Beat L.A.," but the Phoenix Suns know the next assignment won't be easy. Rookie Dan Majerle scored nine of his 24 points in a pivotal third norinH nnrl Trim fhamlura hat 11 ivu u . v. visa . 1V . . 1 1 IIUVI AW of his 24 in the final 10 minutes as Phoenix beat the Golden State Warriors 116-104 Tuesday night to win their Western Conference semifinal series in five games. The Suns, winning the last three games to take the best-of-7 series 4-1, advanced to the conference finals against the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, starting Saturday at In-glewood, Calif. Phoenix has lost all five previous playoff series against the Lakers, getting swept twice. But as far as Chambers is concerned, that's all in the past. "We're going at L.A. all out. We're going to play and work hard whatever it takes," Chambers said. "The Lakers are world champions. We're not going to go in there thinking we're going for a nr. I : i ' 1 1 i sweep. c kikiw it 11 never uappeu. "It'll be a very physical series, a lot different than this one. But we iust want to no in there and Dlav as hard as we can. If we do, anything is possible." "We feel we have a good shot at See SUNS, Pg. 8A Sports capsules to play Waskom athletic banquet Saturday . WASKOM The Waskom High all-sports banquet will be held at 7' p.m. Saturday at the Waskom High Gymnasium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the superintendent's office. Waskom will be honoring Its District 20-2A champion girls and boys basketball teams, girls' volleyball team, district champion baseball team and district runner-up football team, along with Its track team. ETDU signs two basketball players Kent Reeves, East Texas Baptist University women's basketball coach, signed his first basketball players for the 1989 season today In Amanda Nelms and Bernadetta Ray. Nelms, a 6 foot-1 standout post from Deweyville, Texas, was recruited heavily by NCAA Division I schools, according to Reeves. Ray is a 5-9 power forward from San Antonio and is transferring from Hill Junior College. Bernaddetta is a power forward . in the true sense of the term," said Reeves. "She can drive to the basket, bang the boards and run the floor for us." Astros beat Cards HOUSTON Rafael Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and Bill Doran drove In five runs, helping Houston beat visiting St. Louis, 8-7, Tuesday night. The Astros loaded the bases with none out in the 11th on a leadoff triple by Craig Biggio and two Inten-. tional walks. Ramirez filed to center field and Biggio beat Willie McGee's throw home. Dan Schatzeder, 1-0, . pitched three . scoreless innings. Cris Carpenter, 1-3, took the loss. Doran tied a career-high for RBI with a two-run homer, a two-run single and a sacrifice fly. Pedro Guerrero drove In three runs for .the Cardinals. Stagecoach run to be held Saturday Entry forms are available for the 11th Annual Stagecoach Days 4-Mile Run, which is set for 8 a.m. Saturday in downtown Marshall. Runners who wish to register in advance and save money may get an entry form at East Texas Sports Center, 310 North Washington, at the Marshall Chamber of Commerce, 213 West Austin, or by calling 935-3475. Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. on the north side of the square. For adult runners the entry fee Is $8 if received on or before May 17, $10 afterward. The entry fee for runners 17 and under is $5. Males will compete In the following age groups: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-25, 26-31, 32 37, 38-43, 44-49, 50-55 and 56 and over. Females' age groups are: 15 and under, 16-23, 24-31, 32-39 and 40 and over. . Trophies will be awarded to the top three overall males and females. The top four in each of the males' age groups and the top three in the females' groups also will receive trophies. All participants will receive a royal blue T-shirt Imprinted with the race logo in white. Eastman softball tourney on tap Texas Eastman Recreation Club is sponsoring its annual C&D Class slow-pitch softball tournament June 2-4. The tournament will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 2, and will continue through the weekend. The tournament will be played at Tecnic Park at Texas Eastman Company in Longview. The entry fee for the three day tournament will be. $115 per team and should be made payable to the Texas Eastman Recreation Club (TERC) and mailed along with team rosters to Ed McConnell, Texas Eastman Company, P.O. Box 7444, Longview, Texas 75607. Participation will be limited to the first 24 paid entries. The official game ball will be any core 47 soft-ball and each team must furnish its own balls. For further information, contact Mr. McConnell at 237-5353, 237-5198 or at home 236-3424. Rose report on sell by free-lance writer NEW YORK (AP) Free-lance writer David D. Shumacher, the author of Margo Adams' two-part series in Penthouse magazine, claims he has a copy of the Pete Rose report and is offering to sell it, two newspapers said today. Shumacher, who wrote the story of Wade Boggs' former lover, says he has been offered $20,000 for investigator John M. Dowd's report, according to today's editions of USA Today. The report was delivered to Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti on May 10. "Anyone in their right mind in this business would want to be the one to step forward with this," Shumacher was quoted as saying. a near sellout crowd gathered at Deputy Commissioner Francis TCU's Daniel Meyer Coliseum for T. Vincent Jr. noted that "the the all-star baskeball game, while report is property of maior league a crowd of 18,000 turned out for the baseball." He would not comment Whataburger all-star football on the possibility of legal action if game at Amon Carter Stadium. Shumacher's claim that he has the Beckham led the Mavericks to a report turns out to be true. 12-1 season and into the quarter- in afifl-stair Odell Beckham, the Marshall Mavericks' all-state running back, was chosen to compete in the Fifth Annual Whataburger All-Star Football Game on August 1 at Texas Stadium in Irving. Beckham, a three-time All-District 13-5A player and 1988 MVP, is the first MHS football player to participate in the annual all-star games, which will be held in conjunction with the . annual Texas High School Coaches Association clinic. The Whataburger All-Star Football game will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, at Texas Stadium in Irving. The all-star basketball game will be played Monday July 31 at SMU's Moody Coliseum. Marshall High actually has two players represented in this summer's Whataburger All-Star Games. Kim Mitchell, an all-state volleyball pick, will be playing on the East team in the all-star volleyball game in Austin on July 8 at the Tony Burger Activity Center. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Whataburger has spon sored boy's all-star games. In 1987, when last played in the DFW area, game i J Odell Beckham finals of the Class 5A playoffs. The Mavericks won the District 13-5A championship and romped to their first undefeated regular season, 9-0. 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