The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1956 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 17, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVrLLi: (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, W58 One Shot by Akers Kills Five Grizzlies NO ROOM Wayne Patton of Florida State found all paths blocked by Troy State's Roland Powell, so he went into the air and got off a pass during contest at Tallahassee, Fla. Colorado Cage Coach Named Athletic Chief At Kansas State TQPEKA, Kan. (AP) — H. B. (Bebe) Lee, Colorado University basketball coach, was named athletic director for Kansas State College today. Dr. James A. McCain, college president, announced Lee's appointment after it was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. Lee is expected to take over his new duties at Manhattan about April 1, succeeding Lawrence (Moon) Mullins, who is taking a similar post at Marquette University. Lee, 39. has coached at Colorado since 1950. His team shared the Big Seven Conference title in 1954 and was the champion last year. Unanimous Choice Dr. McCain said Kansas State considers Lee "superbly qualified for our athletic director. He was the unanimous and enthusiastic choice of the college'athletic council. There is every indication he has to an abundant degree the administrative and leadership ability and the integrity which the position calls for." Ward Darley, Colorado president said, "we certainly do regret losing Bebe Lee from the university staff. During his six years with us, win or lose, he has always been a credit to the university." Before joining the Colorado staff, Lee coached a year at Colorado A&M.. three years at Utah State, and was an assistant coach three years at Stanford. While a student at Stanford he played on three Pacific Coast Conference championship teams. He is married and has three children. Conference." Lee will complete the current cage season at Colorado before reporting to his new position. "I have always had great respect for the fighting spirit of Kansas State teams and the quality of leadership which has guided their overall athletic program, Lee said in accepting the Manhattan assignment. "I am looking forward with great anticipation to becoming a part of this great tradition." Will Complete Season Dr. Darley's regrets over losing Lee were echoed on the Boulder campus by Colorado Athletic Director Harry G. Carlson, who said: "He is nn outstanding all- around man and an excellent basketball coach. We are pleased that he will remain in the Big Seven I duke at 8:30. Keiser Works For Overtime Victory MARMADUKE — Mattie Smith fired 36 points here last night to lead her Keiser teammates into tonight's semi-finals here in the senior District Girls Tournament. They knocked off Dixie, 13-72, but were pushed into overtime to take it Schug of Dixie had tile game in hei hands in the overtime. Her team was trailing by a pair as she stepped to the free throw line for a 1-and-l. But she missed the first and Keiser thanked her and took the victory home. Keiser really labored for their | win. With just four minutes re- • maining in the game they were ! behind 10 points at 69-59. | In the second game on the menu. : Mcnette kicked Oak Grove, 52-41,, and Marmaduke came through | tvith an easy 62-44 win over Valley View in the wrap-up. Tonight's first semi-final at o'clock sends Monette out after Turrell. Keiser looks at Marma- Freddy Nets Goal Before Buzzer In 50-48 Win FT. SMITH — Only one complaint. The magician almost waited too long before he pulled out the rabbit. As a matter of lact, when little| BRATCHER ENTERED the Freddy Akers bagged the field goal] Ohicks in the scoring column first that gave Blytheville the 50-48 win over the Ft. Smith Grizzlies here last night, the clock ticked off only a second or two more before the bells rang and the horns honked and the flags waved. Akers had hit the jackpot. Before the game, somebody asked Chick Coach Fisher how he wanted the Grizzlies served. "Well done," Fisher replied. And when the little guard complied, Fisher was overheard to repeat: "Well done, boy, well done." Only this time it was praise. * • * IT WAS ONE of those basketball games designed to tie the stomach of a coach in tight little knots. The Chicks had some thorny foothills to climb before they reached the summit. But reach it they did and—unofficially—moved ahead in the conference for the first time this season, taking over sixth place with a 4-8 record. Here's how rougn ic was: At no time in the second half were the Chickasaws able to take the lead. Until those action-choked last few seconds, that is. They opened the half on a pair of free throws by Billy Daniels to tie the register at 26-26, but from there they turned in the wrong direction to go under by five at the beginning of the last eight minutes. * * * WITH ABOUT three minutes remaining in the game, Akers hit another small jack-pot on a three- point play. The result tied the score In a neat bow at 44-44. But the Tribe turned right around and gave four away. Less than a minute showed now. Bobby Jones.connected, Akers connected. Now there were fewer than ten seconds to go. Jimmy Bratcher who started In the opening lineup again grabbed a rebound, handed a paw to Akers and little Freddy scampered for the open road. He let the ball Jly just from outside the circle. It banged off the wood and through the iron. And that was It. * * UNDER THE BOARDS, both teams were matched fairly evenly. Blytheville took 27 rebounds while Ft. Smith cleared 25. Blytheville made 16 on 29 free throws, Ft. Smith 10 on 22 attempts. Little Akers was the big shot shooter. He made 17 points. Center Fred Hodges accounted for 15. Bobby Jones batted in 12. Neal Collier led the Grizzlies with 14. Next closest man was Larry Holt with eight. with a two-point job in the infant moments of the game but the lead switched back and forth in the early half eight times. Ft. Smith stole the halftime lead, 26-25 on Collier's throw-away sho* at the buzzer. The third frame was a (lunish eight minutes. There wasn't a field goal added until 5:00. Bobby Jones was the first to accomplish the trick. * » • IN THIS QUARTER, eight points were manufactured in. the first seven minutes. The last minute produced seven, Freddy Akers, by the way, pulled that same last-split-second stunt in Leachville just a month ago,today to give the Chicks a 57-56 pat on the back. This was the second win in a row for Blytheville. They lashed El Dorado on the home floor a week ago, 89-60. Starting time tonight is 8 o'clock. Blytheville vs. Ft. Smith.. Same place. Another Big Eight party. The game will be piped into Blytheville through KLCN-FM. Blytheville Abbott, 1 . Bratcher, 3 Hodges, 15 Jones, 12 Akers, n Pos. F r a G a Ft. Smith Collier, 14 Owens, 4 King, 10 Holt, 8 Lee, 4 Substitutions: Blytheville — Daiv iels, 2. Ft. Smith—Gordon, 6, Ragland, 2. NO TIME TO WASTE—Andy Seminick, left, Phillies' catcher teams with Coach Benny Bengough to give Mack Burk, $40,000 worth of bonus rookie from the University of Texas some re tips. Burk reported to the Phillies' rookie camp at AIC May be Settled Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas A&M and Southern State meet tonight at Magnolia in a game that may settle the basketball championship of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference. Roy Componello Drops Ball NEW YORK W—Roy Campanel- the National League's most valuable player whose big bat did much to lead Brooklyn, to its firs world baseball championship in 1955, dropped a decision in cour yesterday. The umpires—a supreme court ju ry—awarded Dr. Samuel. Shenkman $5,000 in his $9,500 suit agains Campanella for an operation performed on the catcher's left ham Oct. 20. 1954. Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles — Billy Peacock 123, Philadelphia, outpointed Joey Benson, 122'/2, Los Angeles, 10. Spartanburg, S. C. — Henr; (Pappy) Gault, 119%, Spartanburg outpointed Bobby Singleton, 119 Philadelphia, 10. New York (Sunnyslde Garden —Ernie Cab, 199, Roanoke, Va stopped Sid Peaks, 216, New York Centrally Located For Easy Shopping Cot, cJLei HI-WAY DRUG We Give Top Value Stamps Prentis Holder, Reg. Pharmacist & Mgr. 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The information thus given will be Immediately passed on to families moving here who need rental housing and may enable you to have your property occupied quickly and with a minimum of trouble and expense on your part (This advertisement Is published as a public service by The Blytheville Real Estate Board) If the league-leading Aggies can defeat Southern, the No. 2 team, only Arkansas Tech and Arkansas State Teachers will bar their way to the title. Southern's Muleriders, who led the conference race from the start until last week when Hendrix and State Teachers dealt them consecutive defeats, can regain first place with a victory over A&M. A triumph for Southern also would place it in a commanding position, since the Muleriders would have only oft-beaten Henderson left on their schedule. Because of their potent offense, which has averaged 88 points in conference competition, the Aggies probably will be favored. In the only previous meeting of the two teams this season, A&M won 82-80 Kansas City As Seen ,4s Strongest Team - In Second Division 10th of i Scriee. By LOU BOUDREAU HARVE, HI. (AP) — The Kansas City Athletics will be the best second division club in the American League. That doesn't mean that I'm not hoping to finish higher. I consider our team a definite dark horse and our sights are set for the first division. . • . ^p SCCOnd JH tfftsiiU'Trll^if (* Wltn otm and high in home runs with 19. Baxes, an inflelder, was the league's third best hitter with .3M and third in doubles with 33. He also struck out only 28 times in 504 times at bat. Ginsberg, who has had major league experience behind the bat, batted 293 and Jacobs was well over .300. Loaded With Pitchers We intend to have 21 or 22 pitchers in our spring training camp in an effort. to improve that weak spot. Mr. Johnson (president Arnold Johnson) and the organization have attempted to acquire the best pitching talent in the minors. We I believe we'll have a contender In two or three years, but our goal this year will be at least fifth place. Our team is stronger, from the standpoint of pitching and from our purchases o f outstanding minor league ball players such lis, Dave Melton and Mike Baxes from Son rrancis- co and Joe Ginsberg from Seattle, along with the recall of Spook Jacobs 'from Columbus. Pless led the American Assn. In almost every department, including batting. He hit .337, scored 116 runs, made 200 hits and had 326 total bases, all. tops in the league. He was near the top with 26 home runs, third in doubles with 34 and second to runs batted in with 307. Melton, a righthanded hitting outfielder batted .299 but was third in the league with 116 runs batted on its home court. Southern is the host team tonight. A&M leads the title race with a conference mark of 10 victories and three defeats. Southern also has lost three times, and has nine victories. The third and fourth place teams. Arkansas Tech and Hendrix, are idle tonight. purchased Lou Kretlow from the Coast, Glenn Cox from the Brooklyn organization, Jack Crimian from Toronto, and Bill Bradford from San Francisco. In addition, we have recalled pitchers Mike; Kume, Walt Craddock, Carl Duser, and Al Romberger and drafted Bill Herriage, a youngster from the Coast. Our team sti!i needs a center fielder and an established pitcher. We have two big ifs in Bobby Shantz; and Arnie Portocarrero. H Shantz can take his regular turn and Portocarrero doesn't have recurrence of his arm trouble ,wsj could surprise a lot of people. The teams to beat are New York and Boston. I think Cleveland and Detroit also have a chance to go all the way. I feel Boston has improved equal New York In ments. 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