The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1956 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 13, 1956
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PAGE-TWELVE BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL \S, 1956 Osceola Seniors Track Down Wilson Junior Seminoles Also Earn County 'B' Track Trophy By ED HAVES Courier News Sports Editor WILSON 7 — Under a clear, windless sky, Osceola's Seminoles arrived- here early yesterday morning and spent a day in the sun in a successful defense of their Mississippi County Class "B" senior and junior track and field cham- III!! & pionships, The seniors had no picnic. Wilson's Bulldogs nipped, at their heels all day in an exciting fight. Fina •core was 50 Vi to 46. Luxor* made a lot of noise, too, with their third-place 36 poftits, mainly 'on the sensational contributions of Billy Looney. The Hood-looking high-school youngster was the individual scoring leader of all seniors with lli'i points. Keiser .and Armorel rounded out the other senior scoring with 24 ! ,i and five points, respectively. Osceola's juniors did enjoy a picnic, however. They romped and rolled over the opposition with points. Closest* competitor was Wilson with 39 !i. Trim £d Weldon personally ac- Munted for 285-2 junior Seminole polnLi. He led all juniors in individual accounting. Shawnee's juniors collected 23 points while class "A *' Manila came through with six and Armorel showed two points. Last year's event was the inaugural and as expected, records were smashed and knotted yesterday. In all, the .senior's established eight new records, while the juniors posted four new marks and tied three. The meet with home Coach Bob Courtway In charge was run efficiently and speedily., Other Individual scoring leaders were Osee Nunnally of Wilson (junior) .with 11% points, and seniors Carl Spain of Kdscr, l£?i, Jack SUBf of Wilson, 10M itntl Richard Lucas of Osceola, also With J0}i. These tabulations made in a Quick, post-game survey, are all unofficial, of course. Sudie Cecil performed an act of courage for Wilson. In winning and establishing a new county pole vault mark at 8 ft., 8Vi in., he accidentally spiked himself. Still, he returned later in the afternoon, and, although limping, participated in the senior mile run and JpoJt' another first. Lucas of Osceola dominated the weights as expected. His 42 ft., 5 In., in the shot put and 126 ft., 5J4 in., In a discu* flip were both new marks. Big Luke is to attend University of Arkansas next year on a football scholarship. Carl Spain of Keiser took first in the 180 low hurdles. But his new time of 23.2 was bettered in the preliminaries by Armorers Jerry Coats at 22:01.5. Coats ran third in the final. In addition he was barely nudged, by Looney's bvuad jump earlier in the afternoon. Although he wasn't clocked In the lap he ran, Ellis Floyd turned in a heroic anchor job in the mile relay giving the first-place win to Wilson over Osccoln, Wilson High School's track will again be the scene of some feverish action Friday, Apr. 27. The district track and field meet is to be held on Llmt date. Summary: Seniors High Jump—Dye iO), Mathston (K), Peepers (W), Hill (O)—Dees <K). "5 ft., 4',2 in. Pole vault— Cecil. (W), tie: Spain and Smith (K), Chrisco <L>, *8 ft., 8',, in. Broad 'jump—Looney <L), Gouts (A), Mathston (K), Manuel (L) "20 ft., 5 in. Shot put—Lucas. Hopkins, Robbins and Stovall (O), "42 ft., 5 Discus—Lucas (O), Bobbins (O), Spain (Kt. Manuel (L) "126 ft., 5',a in. 440 relay—Osceola, Luxora, Reiser, Wilson, 48.45. 120 high hurdles—Sugit (W), Ho- wcll (L), Gardner (L). Snno (W), "10.6. 100 clash — Looney, Spain (K,), 10.6. Mile — Cecil 1W), Rogers iW>. Mnlloch <O>, 5:18.8. 880 relay—Wilson, Osceola, Luxora. Kclscr, 1:41.8. 440—Floyd <W>, Shocmnke iO> Reese (O) Pogg (Kt, 5B.75. 180 low hurdles — Spain (K) Gardner (L), Coats (A), Howel U, *23.2. — Reeves i.O), Manuel (L> COUNTY 'B' TRACK KINGS — These seniors from Osceola High won the class "B" Mississippi County track and field trophy at Wilson yesterday. They tire front row (left to right.) J, W. Recce, Jerry HiJl, Nelson Hopkins, Logan and Young. Middle row: Jimmy Bobbins, S. B. Ferguson <W), Dye (O), "2:20. 220 — Looney ID. Sugg (W), cBall lO), Young (O), 24.55. Mile relay — Wilson, Osceola, 4 :02.2. ' Stovall, Garland Dye, Richard Lucas and Jimmy iMaloch. Back row: Teddy Ford, mgr., Ley Elli:, J. L. Smith, Lyinan Shoemake, Jack Reeve: Ben Wells and Coach Fred Foster. (Courier "News Photo) BROAD, BROAD JUMP — Billy Looney of Luxorn, here winning the broad jump yesterday at Wilson in' the Missco track and field meet was the senior individimf .scoring leader in the annual event. Junior High jump— Johnson (Mi, Chandler and Dash iW.> tied, E. Weldon, •1 ft., 8 in. Pole vault— Tharp <S>, Davidson (Si, Ham (S.i Johnson (M), •8 ft., 4'i in. Shot put— Strange <O>, Weldon (O), Cryc (Ot, Nunnally (W), 42 ft., 3*i in. Discus— Weldon <O>, Chadwick (S), Aricock lO), Gill (K), 127 ft., 3 In. ((O>. Rhodes iW>. Brewer (S>, 16 ft., 11 In. 440 relay— Osct;oln. Slwwnce, Wilson, Armorel,, 51.0. 50 dash— Weldon iQi. Rhodes Wt, chadwich (S), Cash (W). 5:07 tied record. 120 low hurdlo.s— Weldon (O>, Rhodes (Wi, Chadwich (S), Cash K -17. 100 dn-sh— Weldon (O', Wells (O), Grid Officials Plan Meeting niythcvlllc Football Officials As- Nashville sociation will meet Thursday, April Birmingham 19, in the Junior High School build- Memphi: ing at 7:30 p.m. Mobile All members and those who wish New Orleans to participate have been urged to Atlanta attend by Herb Childs, president of Little Rock the association. Chattanooga Childs issued a speciul Invitation (o any Blytheville Air Force Base servicemen interested in becoming affiliated with the group. Southern Assn. By THE ASSOCIATED I'RESS W L Pet. OB 3 TWO-TIMER — Sudie Cecil, shown here winning the mile run in the Second Annual Track and Field Meet at Wilson yesterday also placed first for Wilson in the pole vault. (Courier News Photo) Nunnally (W> tied record. 440—Nunnall Forrester (Wi 220—Weldon Chandler (W), 11.3 'W>, Adcock iO>. Hosklns (S), -60.8. O), J. Weldon (O), Chandler <Wt, Davidson (S), 26:00 tied record. 880 relay—O.sceola. Wilson, Shawnee. Armorel, "1:40.4. • 'Denotes new record. 0 1.000 0 1:000 0 1.000 1 .500 1 .500 2 .000 2 .000 3 .000 Rocky Marciano Won't Talk f.or 30 Days MIAMI. Fla. Ml — Heavyweight Yesterday's Results Birmingham 8, Atlanta 2 Nashville 10, Chattanooga : Memphis 6, Little Rock 1 Mobile 3, New Orleans 1 .. Games Tonight . Birmingham at Chattanooga Memphis at New Orleans Mobile at Little Rock Nashville at Atlanta champion Rocky Marciano won't have anything to say about his rumored retirement "for 30 days." "I can't say until I talk with Al and that's the truth," the champ told reporters on his arrival here last trip. He referred to a meeting with Al Weiil, his manager, in New York later this month. Way Clear For Landy Visit Here NEW YORK (AP) — The way has been cleared for John , Landy, the world's fastest mil- . er, to run in two races on the Pacific Coast next month. "There never was any question • of our desire to have this fine • amateur athlete, this world figure appear in this country," said President Carl Hansen of the Amateur Athletic Union on his arrival here yesterday from Los Angeles to attend a weekend meeting of the U.S. Olympic Committee. "I think we can say for sure that Landy will race here. We have ironed out the difficulty by Me." The Australian school teacher will run a mile in the University of Southern California Relays at _ Los Angeles May 5 and the West Coast Relays at Fresno, Calif., May 12. Negotiations for Landy's appearance in this country original-; ly were carried on by private parties. The AAU said any invitations for foreign athletes to compete in the United States had to go" through its organizations. : "We still must go through the normal routines—but this can be • done after the fact, so- to speak," said Hanseu who added that cables had been exchanged with the AAU of Australia. Doby Soys He's Ready CHICAGO iffl—Larry Doby insists he is ready to play for the Chicago night from a South America white Sox but the team physician ' wants him to skip the weekend. city series with the Cubs. Doby, hard-hitting outfielder obtained from Cleveland, is being treated for a hand infection. Read Courier News Classified Ads. YYnerever line Kentucky . \ bourbon is enjoyed I lie call is jor . . . BROOK THE OLD SUNNY BROOK CO., DIVISION OF NATIONAL DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORP., LOUISVILLE, KV. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY, 86 PROOF. 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