PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1081 VOu (-jeora« First Big Eight Step Is Big One for Chickasaws The big. moment arrives soon for Blythcville High School, the moment looked forward to for nearly a year since the first announcement of Blytheville's interest in becoming a Class AAA school. A new era in Chickasaw athletics will begin unfolding Friday night when the Pine Bluffs Zebras come to Haley Field Gym. It's fittingTthat the Chicks should jump right into the deep water without delay . . . and that's just what they're going to do when they tangle with the Zebras who are tabbed as one of the powers to watch to the Big Eight cage scramble. Pine Bluff has a high-scoring machine operated by a fast, experienced team, practically intact from last year. . They've rolled over everything in sight so far. AND IF THAT isn't enough to initiate the Chicks, the Wildcats of North Little Rock, now the top-favored club in the conference, will be here Saturday night to lend a hand. The Wildcats were defeated in the state tournament finals last year by Fort Smith and have lost only a couple of players from thats quad. They came in as pre-season favorites and last week's trouncing of Little Rock did nothing but crystallize their position at the top of the list. Blylheville, together with Little Rock. Fort Smith and Hot Springs, is listed as a contender in the battle between North Little Rock and Pine Bluff by the Central Arkansas seers. The Chicks have the experience, ability and desire ... but the big question is one of height . . . we'll have a pretty good answer to that one by Saturday night. • • • ONE THING is certain . ... The Chicks have class and should go a long way in tournament play this year. The boys who make up the nucleus of the squad have seen plenty of pressure-ized tournament play in the past four years. They've played in the biggest-ones in the state since their junior high days, going to state tournaments twice. They went to the finals in the state junior tournament at Jonesboro and to the quarterfinals of the senior event last year. * « • Possession Limit Means Only Eight Ducks - Anywhere A few inquiries have come out our way concerning the possession limit on ducks. Federal regulations permit a hunter to have eight ducks in his possession though the daily limit is only four. This situation, which exists only insofar as ducks arc concerned ta Arkansas at' least, has given rise to some misunderstanding us to how many ducks a. person may legally have In his possession — whether they be in his game sack, his refrigerator or his deep freeze. Big Lake game officials pointed out to us that the possession limit of eight ducks applies regardless of where the hunter is or where the clucks are, or how he came by them . . . and that was & surprise to us. And possession of eight ducks by a hunter returning from a hunt requires proof that the hunt extended over two days or more. That apparently was the reason for adoption of the rule — to give hunters on longer trips a chance to get more than the daily limit. Burdette Trips Luxora In Thriller at Missco WEST RIDGE — A sizzling Bur- dette-Luxorn game sparked the second night of play in the Missco Senior Invitational Tournament here last night. Burdette triumphed 13-70. They had a 43-32 halftime lead. Burdette's scoring was evenly . distributed with Burks, 20, Ensley, 16, and 15 for Rigsby. The big Panther was Looney who banged 30. Reiser's girls smotnered Luxora 62-31 as they sprinted to an easy 27-12 halfway mark. Smith was Keiser's show with 31 points, and Ban-on collected 18 of Luxora's tallies. In another girls' game. Missco tripped Qosnell 52-33. After two quarters of play Missco had the advantage 24-15. Miller of Missco pumped in 34 points. Lollar to- talled 17 for Gosnell. . There is a change in tonight's schedule. Since Arrnorel has withdrawn from the tournament, Wil- Let us Track Down your Mofor trouble! LUBRICATION IS THE LIFE- LINEOFYOUR CAR! 1 Correct lubrication is the most important service needed to keep your car running w e 11. Let our mechanics give it a through lubrication today! ''ARTS Phillips Motor Co. Blyth«vilU, Ark. Phont 3-4453 Nearly 100 Attend Chick Grid Banquet Fried chicken, dry \vit,l George Cole, backfield coach., the .spotlight from the affable Cole some unlikely stories, and a large slice of nostalgia was on the Noble Hotel Plantation Room's menu last night as approximately one hundred litcle > likeable Bobby I .scout ;tnd the man in charge ofj :u his brief, sincere, down-to-earth recruiting for the Arkansas Urn- j t:i!k. versity Roorbacks was the main speukei at the annual affair. He was accompanied to Blytheville by .S'o Names It football fans turned out to honor the letter-winning members of the 1955 Chickasaw football team. Proctor Ar- Cok 1 any of the Chick funs and is present last night expected f Texas A & M mention uuUvitluul usrnus' stricken with a Blvlhevil!c boys he mi , ht be terested in, or home low ne r.s al fore the banquet began Cole said he would not talk personalities. "But you will be hearing-from some Blytheville boys at Arkansas next year," lie said. This Pal], A week before the game, Cole was severe heart attack. He iva.s inert for almost month before he was able to think kansas freshman 'football coach. Blythoville's head football coach Russell Mosley introduced his 24' :'e.irty attending the slate univer- about returning to work. Finally, letter-winners and actually stole' >ity, [hey were disappointed Be-1 3 0-minute daily drills put him back 1 "•• his feet. "Actually," he said. "I'm still recuperating. I've accepted live banquet engagements but I'm not hurrying, just taking my. time. That way the man said I'd make it O.K." Coaches I'raised Cole, who is on the scholarship- awarding committee, and who has been at Arkansas for 21 years, was extremely articulate in his praise of Russell Mosley and his capable staffers Bill Stancil and Prince. Dons May Get Ambushed By Marquette Five By BUN OLAN The Associated Press The San Francisco Dons, winners of 29 straight game* and the nation's top-ranked college basketball team, may be headed straight into a Marquette ambush. Even the Warriors' coach admits, "This is the season for upsets." •»• Unbeaten Miu'qxietle, which meets San Francisco Friday night I __-L J||_ l%»»l,« >" Chicago, increased its winning I Prim VII IP Vt\rm\ streak to four gnmes last night Ijy LVUltllf Illv T IH»I\J trippiiiR Miami of Ohio 71-65. The Away Twin Win Over Marmaduke LEACHVHIjE—Leachville's Lions rolled over Marmaduke without Ranuell j straining here last night by a score of 67-48. Blythe-j The Lion. Juniors, with Eiul "You people here viile," he suid. "don't know how Towles and Tommy Kennett lead-] Somh(M . n fortunate you are in having some- •- - -• - -•• --• , ouumtui one of Motley's caliber." But from the standing ovation Warriors had to come from behind to do it. The Dons were idle. But North Carolina State, rated No. 1, 1 clubbed Clemson 100-83 for its 17th I straight victory and fifth ,of the ' season. And Duquesne. No. 8, made it five in succession by routing St. Francis (Pa.) 63-48. Hundley Gets In other yr.nies, George Washington defeated West Virginia 94-79 despite Hot Rod Hundley's 40 points. Illinois beat Notre Dame 103-93, Bradley nipped Canisius 73| 6fi and Michigan State trounced Coach Mosley received after his talk, it seems they are. Mosley threw some light on the recent ,Ail-Big Eight football selections which caused a stir in some local quarters. He said he felt like everyone else that halfback Freddy Akers should have been named to the all-star' team but "since \ve didn't meet all ing__the way, won'the preliminary \ tJ ^rwette ""which trailed until the final five minutes, may have been looking- ahead to the San After a tight first quarter whic. saw Leachville holding a narrow 18- Francisco game. At any rate, trie 17 lead .the Lions put the pressure Warriors need ' ed a juni p shot from on and began pulling away steadily \ sopnomore A1 Avanl to put Friday BANQUET CHAT — The pro-banquet chatting at Hotel Noble last night brought this foursome of football talent together. All were outstanding players in their day and have since become tops in coaching circles. Two on the left are Blythe- ville coaches Bill Siancil (left) and Russell Mosr ley and two at riant are George Cole, main speaker, and Bobby Proctor. Twenty-four Chickasaw gridders were awarded letters at the banquet. (Courier -News IMmio) SWC Seeks to Better Record the teams. I feel we were lucky landing the two backfield berths we did." No Opposition At the coaches' meeting when bojs were nominated and voted upon, the fullback position was discussed first. Abbott, the best- high school full-j Alison. 12 back in the state, hud no opposition, Ward, 19 Next position up for discussion was to the solid victory. They led 38-26 at the half and 54-38 atfer three periods. Ward paved the way for the Lions with 19 points but was topped for scoring honors by Marmaduke's CampbeU who had 20. The question of Class A powers the county will get a big answer ht with the Lions ot Leachville and Manila clash at Ma- Leackvilie 1'os. B. D. Carter, 10 F F C Thweatt, 13 G . By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas Christian and Texas A&M, two Southwest Conference basketball teams who have garnered more losses than victories so far this season, make another attempt to better their records tonight. The Horned Frogs take on Kentucky Wesleyan at Port Worlhl halfback and the coaches couldn't .see naming t'.vo straight Blyhteville boys, it was as simple as that. If they had started voting on the halfback berth first, Mosley said he felt Akers would have been chosen. while the Aggies are hosts to the, the pace in the first seven mm- He saici onl - v aue schtjo1 Reeled University of Houston at College! utes of the »:-.me but they couldn't! ,.° Thomas, 11 Marmaduke Campbell. 2i/ Barnhart. 5 Washington, 16 Miller Dickerson. 3 Substitutes: Leachville — Wallace 1, Bailey 1; Marmaduke — Sanford 2, Hill 1, Kent 1. ;ity Station in the only two games involving conference squads. The Texas Longhorns, only conference team active last night, took a 108-91 trouncing from the Phillips 66 Oilers at Austin. Darling Darling The Longliorris managed to hold IBC Put "m Middle by Boxing Squabble in NVC, Soys Norr/'s NEW YORK I/PI—The Interna- country. tional Boxing Club, which usually winds up on the long end of i promotions, was put "in the mi rile" by the New York State Athletic Commission action in "outlawing" "the Boxing Guild of New York. So snid Jim Norrls, president of the IBC which promotes the weekly Wednesday and Friday night television fights across the son will meet Burdette in the first boys' game at six o'clock. The remainder of the night's play will be run off as originally scheduled. Dyess givls !\£&insl Mu- ntla at 7:15, and another boys' game closes shop for the night. "Keiser vs. Missco, sta rting time 8:30. "We considered the Guild as union or bargaining committee," Norris said. "Our main problem with the Guild was television. When we signed with them we knew we'd be all right lor a year. Norris said the IBC's contract the Guild calling for $4,000 for each main event extends through fighter June and "should be carried out." Norris' problem is that TV r sponsors want their shows mapped j out four or five weeks in advance. contain Chirk D a r 1 in »•. who! lor a "- 3tathe f 0 " 0 ™' The1reas ,° n be ' swished 24 points throimh the! '»S they had not complewd on a hoop.s. and the-other Tansy Oilers! UU1 - championship basis. But the> who used their height 'o take 65 rebounds to 34 for the Steers. The ioss gave Texas a 2-3 season record. The Aggies enter tonight's same with a 2-3 record while the Frogs to date boast of only one victory against four losses. ' were overruled. He did not name the school. Horse-Traders Mosley said he couldn't tell \vheth- Manila Drops Osceo/o From .. , .. Unbeaten List Over Jock Ubuo ahead 56-55. And there they stayed. The Doris-Warriors meeting will be the opener of the DePaul Invitational Tournament. The winner will meet the survivor of the second Duquesne-DePrul tilt. Green Below Average The Dukes from Pittsburgh got only 15 points from big Si Green, who normally goes over the 30 mark. But after trailing 16-15 they moved out in front to stay on Mickey Winograd's basket. N. C. State, capitalizing on the fine shooting and fancy floor work of guards Vic Volodet and Phil Dinardo, jumped into a 5-0 leyl over Clemson and breezed home. While Hundley ran wild for West Virginia, four George Washington players scored in double figures. Illinois' point total was the largest ever made against Notra Dame. The TUini got hot in the second half, hitting: on 19 and 33 shots from the field. , , /-I Litle Dean Wagner's big 28 points er or not some of the Big Eight j i as t night dropped Osceola from the coaches met before the meeting undefeated ranks as Manila sailed started to arrange a Little "horse-! nlong on its spo ti e ss record £0-50. Thursday night Arkansas, which! tr " din B-'' And nis remark, "But do-I Jack ReeveS( 2 0, Nelson Hopkins, has three losses without a victorv, n C ™^' its *'. e " love alo »S m !j e H. and Richard Lucas with 10 chip- meets Oklahoma at Norman and j conference we 1 sharpen up on lit- ped m to the losing cause . 1 tie things like horse-trading," drew rn tne junior first game Osceoln a big laugh. . won its third straight 47-39. j _ .... c , .. Max B. Reid, former president of De ll will meet the Seminoles at tX-rringer jnOWS HOW the Blytheville School Board wasj Qsceola Friday night. the banquet's very capable toast- meets Oklahoma at Norman. The Southern Methodist Mustangs, with the second best record in the loop, seek their sixth victory SYRACUSE. N. Y.. (jR—Veteran Gil Turner was rated a 2-1 favorite over young.Jackje Labua for their 10-round Middleweight bout tonight. The fight will be televised and broadcast nationally at 9 PM CST. (ABC). against Kansas at Dallas Saturday night, while the Christians meet Tulsa at Tulsa, master, and the present School Board president Russell Hays spoke briefly. The Rice Owls, whose 6-0 record! A f[ll » of the last Chickasaw foot- is the be.st in the conference, are i ball game against El Dorado also Ted Kazanski, the shortstop who received a reported S100.00Q bonus idle for the rest of the week. I was shown. 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