PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER I, 1984 Chicks Flex Muscles In Spirited Workout «,»»» «*** Messick to Invade Friday Night With all their horses but one back in full bridle, Blytheville's Chickasaws got ready for the invasion of Mcssick's Panthers Friday night with a full scale scnmmage session vp^ferdav that was the most spirited in several weeks. y The Chicks had only one regular on the ailing list ycslcrtlay. He was center Danny Cobb, Who hasn't had football togs on in two weeks and who isn't expected to return to action before next week. RUNAWAY 'HORSE' Sports Roundup— How U.S.S.R. Team's Champions Are Picked By GAVLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — We are indebted to Garclnar Mul- lov's sprightly "World Tennis" for a full and obviously uncensored account of the 1954 U.S.S.R. tennis championships held recently at Tallin, which is described as the fastest growing center of the sport in that country. There Is no clue as to whether the magazine's Moscow expert. John N. Washburn, Is or has been a resident of the U.S.S.R. It can only be said that he writes o[ his favorite athletic event with a fine, steady hand. "The individual star ot the 1854 outdoor championships." he records, "was S. Andrecv, who won the men's singles crown nnd was a member of the winning men's doubles and mixed doubles learns. B. Novlkov, won by Andrcev by default. The match had been set for 10 a.m., and the rules state that players must arrive 10 minutes before a match. Needed Rent "Novikov was several minutes late, whereupon the corps of officials defaulted him and declared Andreev the winner despite the protest of comrade Novllcov. "The fact that Novlkov's nuur- lerflnal match lasted * hours and doubles and mixed aouoies ICHIHS. terllnal malcn lasteo i nouis nnu This past March the new chum- | jo minutes may have caused him pion won the men's indoor championships for the third time. "The great success enjoyed by B. Andreev in Soviet tennis circles this year is due In part lo the absence of his bitter rival, N. Oze- lov. the 183 U.S.S.R. champion, who failed to compete in either the outdoor or indoor championships. What Happened "I have as yet been umible to discover whether tennis player Ozerov has had his bead lopped off In a political purge, or whether he simply withdrew from tennis for physical reasons deriving from & bad right knee, which was operated on back In 1951. In any case. it is most unusual for a chnmplon In the Soviet Union In lail to defend his title without this fuel being mentioned in the Soviet, press." It should be inserted here that this sort of thing almost never bap- pens in American tennis circles. K & defending champion doesn't show up for the nationals someone is sure to comment upon his absence. "The most talked about mulch of Ihe whole tournament." Uie Washburn account continues, "was the semifinal match o( the men's singles between S. Andreev and ,0 seek an additional llv minutes •in the sack' that fatal morning. In any case, the prevailing opln- on, as expressed by reporter 8. Aleksandrov, was that Justice hnd oeen done and that this would be a good lesson for the young athletes of the U.S.S.R." There Is no Indication that B. Novukov was naked what- he thought. Ranter, Olson On TV Tonight RICHMOND, Cnlif. (VPi —. Garth Panter, whose only ring finewe Is to bore in and keep swinging, faces the slightly Herculean Job tonight of trying to beat the world middleweight champion, Carl Bobo Olson. The 10-round nontitle clash will be nationally televised by CBS. It is scheduled for 10 pm.. EST. This will he Olson's tuncup tight for his title defense against. Joey Giardello in a i5-ro»ndcr at the San Francisco Cow Pallace Dec. 15. The chump, who never takes an opponent lightly, is expected to set a fast pace. It will be his second meeting with Panter. Olson won a 10-round decision in Bulte early last year and from all accounts hud a tough battle on his hands. Panter is a 24-year-old ironworker now fighting out, ol Sail Luke City. He's rough and ready and will take three punches to land one. Chicks Ranked Sixth by Gazette Tribe Moved Up After Win Over Clarksdale, Mist. By virtue of their narrow 7-f victory over Clnrksdalc. Miss., last week. Blytheville's Chickasaws were moved up from seventh to sixth in the Arkansas Gazette's weekly ratings of the state's schoolboy football teams. The state's so-called "Big Five' held steady U> their ratings of Ian week with only one major change In the state's lop len. That WHS Pine Bluff dropping lo eighth after being talnstrd by Nortl Little Rock last week. The Zcbrru were rated sixth last week. North Little Rock, on strength 01 ti& win over Pine Bluff last week kept Its No. 3 rating with El Do rado iipitin ranked No. 2 and Littlt Rock No. 1. Two Clnss AA learns. Camdcn and Van Buren. were ralcd aheac 'of Blylhevllle at fourth and fifth respectively. Jonesboro. which won easily over Brinkley. 65-24, last week, re mained stationary In Its No. 33 spot. Top Ten Team, Conference 1. Little Rock (Big 7) 2. El Dorado (Big 7) 3. N. L. 'R. (Big II .. Cobb injured a foot in the E«.sL Jifjh Rfiine two weeks ago and has jeen on crutches ever since. The accent was on offense yes- erday as Coaches Russ Moslcy nd Bill Stand) run their starters Rainst the scrubs in yesterday's crlmmage session. Worked on Running Gatnr The Chicks worked primarily on heir running game with first ilring backficld seeing practically ill ol the offtMihive action. For the first time since the Mo- )ile trip, the Chicks showed signs >f regaining the fire and hustle hat carried them through a vic- orious first half of the season. There were several duels, verbal nnd otherwise, going on in yes- erday's session, and these are always welcome signs to a coach. Kenneth Fisher and Charles Bug) Abbott, the Chicks' two hard driving fullbacks, are, staging one of these duels. They alternated Hi he fullback slot during yesterday's scrimmage and both showed signs of returning to their old form. Abbott Rcsdy AbboU. who has been hobbled since before the Whltehaven game with un Injured knee, appeared uUy recovered yesterday na he •an through his paces at full speed. The Chicks know very little about he Panthers. They heard a scout- ng report on Messick the early jart of the week and were remlnd- ;d thnt any Memphis Prep League earn always give ft good account- ng of itself against outsiders. The best example of this wns Bast High which gave the Chicks a fit two weeks ago. At the time, he Trojans were tied for the cellar p. the Memphis Prep League standings. More Today The Chicks tire scheduled, to wind up their pre-gnme drills with another stiff workout this after- loon. Then tomorrow nlRhl they will run through a light limbering ip drill under the lights of Huley Field before settling buck and awaiting Messlck's invasion. Barring any injuries In today's workout, the Chicks should be in op physical condition for the Pan[hers with all starters but Cobb ready to go. Record .... 6-2 7- a-2 7-1 200 View Hog-Baylor Film Here A crowd estimated af more than 200 was on hand at the Haley Flelc" gym last night to view the show ing of films of the Arkansas-Bay lor game. The films were shown by tin Chlckitsnw Booster Club throuRl the cooperation of the Athletic De partment of the University of Ar knnsas. Dan McCaskill, club president said this morning that he hoped ti have additional Arkansas (Urns (o future showing here. OP 8WJ.L- OOZIH& AT PlVB YABD5. A CLIP' Reynolds Is Said at Career End Giants Haven't Convinced Mantle COLORADO SPRINOS. Colo, iff — The Cleveland Indians would bent the New York Giants in H 4. Cinnden MAA> 7-1 world series if they played again, 5. Van Buren <1AA> 8-0 New YorK Yankee :Uar Mickey 6. Blythcville (2AA) 6-1 Mantle told newsmen yesterday. 7. De Queen (7Ai 8-0! The 23-year-old switch-hilling 8. Pine Bluff (Big 7t 2-5 ' centerficlder. here on a business 9. Fon Smith (Big 1> 3-\Urtp. figured that Clc.vpUud is still 10. Newport (2AA1 8-01 the toughest team in the American Yankee Ace Cuts Index Finger in Shower Accident OKLAHOMA CITY Wl— Allie Reynolds, the big Indian righthander who reached the major league heights during nn eight-year span with the New York Yankees, may have pitched his la.st baseball game. A nasty cut oh the right index finger added new fuel lo retirement rumors which were already persistent because of his age— he'll be 38 In February—and a chronic back ailment. He cut the finger to the bone in a shower room incident, last Thursday In Colorado Springs, Colo., following deer -hunt. Wllh tills development, there are three big question marks surrounding his baseball future: 1. Whether the grafting operation performed aJler the accident will prevent the crippling of his pitching hand. 2. How his back feels In spring training. 3. Success of his oil business, which will determine whether he wants to pilch another year for the $30.000 or so he can expect to earn. Reynolds, who htis often hinted at retirement the past two years. Indicated he won't make his decision until he sees how the cut actually affects his pitching. Big Racing Thrill MIAMI Ml—Jockey Sammy Boulmetis, leading rider at Hialeah in 195-1. can easily recall his top racing thrill. His first winner. Slepin- the dark, set up a daily double which paid t3.015.40. Mrs. Marion Ladewig of Grand Rapids. Mich., has been the winner of the all-star Women's bowl- Ing tournament for five consecutive years and five times has been selected as "woman bowler of the year." .. SWC Teams in Fine Physical Form for Crucial Weekend Sudbury Wins In Y League Lange Defeated 13-6 in Grade School Contest Scoring two early touchdowns and hanging on for dear life in the later stages, the Sudbury football team romped to a 13-6 victory over a stubborn Lange Wildcat outfit at Little Park yesterday afternoon in "Y" Grade school play. The winners posted both their scores in the opening quarter. The first was good for 29 yards on a statue of liberty reverse, in which Gary Lendennie dropped back into punt formation on fourth down, and after faking the punt, handed off to Shelton, who reversed to Bobby Wamble. The Lange defense had been fooled completely and Wamble had clear sailing down the right sideline. The try for extra point was smeared. Later in the quarter, Barry Hughes intercepted a Lange pass near midfield. Lynn Hearn picked up a first down thru the middle on a trap and Lendennie picked up 8 in the same spot. On the rie'xt. play, Wamble scattcd 9 yards around right end for the score and did the same thing to score the extra point, making it 13-0. In the second half. Lange came back with a determined offensive and outplayed the Greenies, but were able to count only six points, which came in the third period on Jerry Hill's pass to Billy Todd, good for 12 yards. Following the kick-off, Sudbury racked up one first down but turn- Porkers Again Lock Gates For Full-Scale Scrimmage Br THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southwest Conference football teams should be in their best condition of the season Saturday when they play thre« important games. Even Baylor, which has gone into every contest thus far with at least one keyman on the injury list, expects to be at full strength as the Golden Bears make their bid to stay in the championship race against Texas. Word today was that the starting tackles, James Ray Smith and Bill Green, who have been handicapped by various hurts, will be able to give their all against the Longhorns. And with L. O. Dupre, heart of the ground attack, his robust self again the Bears should be at their height. Expelled Players Back Texas will have several of the players put out of action because of disiplinary measures back to bolster its resurgence that was evidenced in a terrific second half against Southern Methodist last week. Tackle Herb Gray, who was demoted from the starting lineup, will be one of the chastened player", due to return to action. •The boys have paid their penalty," said Coach Ed Price. "They have been working hard and bled and Lunge recovered as the fourth quarter began. A drive to the Sudbury 7 yard mark gave promise of another score, but the Greenies braced and took the ball on clowns. They, in turn were unable to move and a poor punt gave the ball lo Lange on the Sudbury 15. but time ran out as Lester Dunnam took a pitchout and brought it to the Sudbury 6. deserve an opportunity to play Saturday." Meanwhile, Rice Coach Jesl Neely came mighty close to predict* ing his team would give Arkansas the light of its life In the conference headliner at Little Rock. "I think our boys are thoroughly conscious that the blue chips will be down Saturday and will give it an all-out effort," said Neely as he drove his Owls hard for the game with unbeaten, untied Arkansas on a day when Rice must win to stay in the race. Backs Dicky Moegle and Morris Stone missed scrimmage yesterday but they'll be in the thick of the workout today. Arkansas scrimmaged behind locked gates. It was the first week in three for the Razorbacks to have a full-dress scrimmage. There were no injuries among the Razorbacks. Texas A&M was told by scout Jerry Claiborne that the Aggies would meet the best football team of the season Saturday when.they play Southern Methodist at Dallas. At Dallas Coach Chalmer Woodard had some words of warning for his Southern Methodist team, too. He said A&M Would be the best conditioned team SWO has gone up against. Southern Methodist and A&M both are devoid of injuries. Texas Christian doesn't play * game this week but the squad went through a tough workout yesterday. In its first year, millions of motorists have proved the benefits of Conoco Super Gasoline with Ik Greatest (Mine Dewlopment in 31 Years League. "Sure I wns surprised when they didn't beat the Giants in (he sr> j rios," he snid. "But the Giants (iol | the jump nnd pot renl Rood pitch- inR. That wns the difference." Mantle visited former Y anker teammate Pvt. Billy Martm at nen rby Fi. Ca rson. 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