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PACE IS—.NArOATUrK NKWS (COVN.). THURSDAY, nTCO. 2!), HMtl lai- .irn.'mn wilhoiil n rlnfnnt, piling Little League (Continued From Page It)) title, beating U. S. Rubber. 9-0. in a playoff. He didn't give up a hit until there was one out in the la/st inninjr. In basketball this year, Risdon has won the first round lit'.e, clinching ths crown by beating U. S. Rubber last night. The Toolmakers finished the round with four straight wins. Chemical was a game behind, trailed by U. S. Rubber. Nautcatuck Glass & Eastern Malleable Iron. Vetornns' Firld Another major hatpeninp; in 1940 was the construction of Vete- rar.a Field, on Town Farm property. The field was started with $4.000 left over from the Welcome Home celebration, and donated by the Veteran? Council. The borough put up approximately $10.000 more to complete the job. The field -was dedicated in impressive ceremonies Memorial Day. May 30, following the annual tparade, Naug-atuck High was the flr^t to play on the field, beating Seymour. 11-10. The Grays completed a holiday double-header by •whipping a strong Waterbury club. Since the dedication, the field has not been used, and is going back to nature, so to speak. No one seemed to want to accept responsibility for maintenance of the field, with all pushing it aside to let the board of park commissioners worry about, once the board •was appointed. The board was ultimately appointed, but worries about who VTPS going to shove! snow off park sidewalks made it necessary to (pidgeon-hole the Veterans' Field problem. Time and weather have A PROVEN FAVORITE CUPLETS CUP CAKE MIX For flavor. For convenience. Foi quality no other cup cake mix has been able to equal. For sure results at every baking. For 12 to 18 perfect cup cakes—get Cuplets. taken their toll and the field is ROW a worry sight. Coasting Derby The second annual Y's Men's Club CoastinK Dti-by, held in Sep- I tenubcr, drew more thru 2.000 -•V-cctntors. Of the original entry list of 32, some 28 boys firuilly competed. After several deadbeat.;, it was decided to declare Robert Karbowicz and Robi-it Caron co-champions and each boy was awarded a trophy and n. bicycle, For the second straight year, Chris Sheedy was runner- up. The Junior Legion baseball team, defending state champions, didn't fare so well as their 19-18 prcrle- cpsvors. The squad started off by dropping its two opening titlts to Waterbury by big scores, but both games were later forfeited to -VaUKutuck when it was found that Waterbury had used an over- asc player. Nauffatuck also lost to Milford, but that game too was forfeited to them when Milford was found to have an ineligible player on its roster. The locals went through the campaign, with the aid of the three forfeit victories, notching- 10 wins without a loss, becoming- division champions. They met Walling-ford, the other division champs m this district, in a playoff for the district title and bowed in a thriller, 1-0, in a tight pitchers- battle between Jack Carroll and Bill lloriarity. The Twilight Softball .League elected Jack Ashmore president in the spring, and -after" a season marked by three no-hitters, Thurston's Oilers wore crowned champions. The first no-hitter in the leagruc was tossed by Ji m Jameson, of the Polish-American Club i who beat the A & p, 9-0. Bill Dunn, Thurston's ace, turned in two no-hitters in two days He blanked the Mayors, 9-0 with out a hit on a Monday, and on a Wednesday came back to stop btraitsville, 7-0, withont a bingle Dunn also pitched the Oilers to | the league crown, beating the Un- j ion City Vets. 11-1, in a socond I r.,und playoff. 'John Hassenfeldt headed up the Community League again. His league championship was won by the Post Office, which defeated Plattis 'iiills, 5-1, on Gene Bowling's homer, after a playoff series which dragged on almost to November CYO Champs Other doings during the year saw the St. Francis CYO team win the Waterbury Knights of Columbus Basketball League title The Saints went through the regu- up 13 .slrruxhl. triumphs and then bi:!itiiiK Mount C.'.-irincI, Western Division cha.ni]), in a playoff for I he loaguo crown. Tim luc.-il.-i also iMihircil Din slain CYO tmirm-y and advanced to the finals with Uiiee .straig.'t wins, fln- ' ally bowing KI ,^L. Ajary'.s. of East i llurtforil, lifMU. | In other baskelbiil] doings, Bob Markovir, I'.fib I'atii. Steve O'Neill and Bob Kissane, four Naugatuck boys. l,.nccd Waterbury's Sacred Heart High .school to the state C!:i.-s B championship. Bob MarkovH 1 Markovic wa.s easily the outstanding star, setting a new tournament record by coring 98 points in fou: Barnes, dumping in 2U as the Hearts boat Dnrion, 4131, in the finals. Bob was named j to the All-Tourney fir^t team and ) O'Neill to the tourney second team. .Mn.rkovic was also the big gun i as the Hearts bent Tourtejlotte, I Class C champions, '17-11. far the | right to represent Connecticut in a preliminary to the finals of the New England tournament in Boston. Bob scored 22 points in that one. The Hearts met Milton, Massachusetts Class B champions, in the Boston preliminary, and went down to defeat, 36-3-1, as Markovic scored 19 points. For the season. Bob had a total of 499 [Mints. His total for four years with the Hearts was 1,163 points. The youth was later awarded a four-year scholarship to Notro Dame University, but this fall en- NEW YEAR'S EVE at WAVERLY INN DANCING FROM 10:00 P. M. TO 3:00 A. M. $7,00 Reservations: Cheshire 344 Per Person Plus Tax rolled In Mnrfnimpollfi Prep to prel::<are. At MarlanapollH *">" i" .Member of the varsity quintet &n4 jnti 'if 'i- mainstay.-.. Grammar Schot* The St. Francis grammar school continued its supremacy in grammar school rj.thlet.lco, whipping Sa- K-m, 35-19, to -win the basketball title again, and stopping Central, 7-6, to retain its baseball championship. The team also won the YMCA junior basketball tourney, beating Finninagans Kloop'ers, 2512, in the finals. The Y senior court tourney wa/s won by the Hi-Y in an upset, 4240, over the Highlanders. The winning basket was scored by Bill Stinson on a s-hot from more than half court. The ball was in the air when the whistle ending the game blew, and it cut cleanly through the hoop to give the Hi-Y the edge. Volleyball Champs U. S. Rubber won its third rtra- ight dusty volleyball crown and local men monopolized the state dusty badminton tourney. Chuck Welch won the Class A Angles and Ed Drab and Henry Cieslewski the Class A doublela. Carl Toot- hacher won the Class B singles. Bob Dethelfson the Class Cl singles and Dethelfson and Lou Pichulo the Class C doubles. The Rubber Company's horseshoe team won the state dul3ty horseshoe tournament. Members of the team v.-ere Capt. Wilfred Russell, Fritz Fa&jeck, Fred Foetsch and Emo Gfr.'bani. The Ke- dettes, Rubber Co. girls basketball team, bowed in t/>e finals of the state tourney tr» the SNETCo. girls, 30-12, and the Naugatuck Y's Men's Club lost its state volleyball crown to New Britain. Stan Krulikoski won the American Brass Employes Association Country Club golf tournament, stopping Wally Kloc in the 3€-hole finals, 5 and 3. Ed Chicoski, defending | champion, wnn upset, in n r|i;artrr- j final match by Xlgyy Fiir.s, 5 and 3. | Another state title brought to the /borough during the ynar was the State .Soccer LUILKUO tlllc, won by the Nuugatuck Unltcd.i from Bridgeport, 2-0, by forfeit. KatUlewich Fiimily Swlmmin.g also occupied a good part of the news durim,' tho year. Naugatuck' 1 ,! A] Ratkicwich, a senior at Yale University, was elected to captain the Eli. swimming team during- the 1949-50 season, OLIVE BATKIEWICII and Al's sisters, Olive a$d Lois, made their marks in the aquatic world. Olive, a Naugatuck High school senior at the time placed second to .Joyce Os-borne, of Norfolk in the 100-yard backstroke event at. the state AAU chair)rtonship in Yale's i Payne Whitney pool, losing by Imrcly a nlrotai. Olive later won tho 100-meter .backstroke title at New London, beating out Miss Osborne, and represented Connecticut at the National AAU championship (it Daytona Beaeh, Fla,, placing 10th in the fnials. Her sister, Lois, who was then In the eighth grade, surprised by finishing second in the 100-yard •breast stroke event at the elate. AAU meet. She showed promise of becoming one of the best breast storkers in the state within the next two or three years. Charlie White gave the borough its third runner-up s(pot in the state AAU's placing second in the Men's 100-yard breast stroke event. Sets Record Jim McNamee, former YMCA star, set a new Connecticut U. freshmen swimming mark in the 220-yard freestyle, betting the old mark of 2:26.4 by more than two full seconds, in 2:24,2. To return to High school ath- letida for a moment, the 1949-50 Greyhound basketball season appears to be on its way to its worst season in many, many years. The squad has played iaix games to date and has managed but one victory, that over a woefully weak Junior Republic squad This year the team has one of its toughest season's in recent years and should find the going rough all the way. Finis And that's the 1949 year in the boroughs sports in review. A year replete with good and bad, sur- (prises and disappoints, thrills and. spills and enough excitement to keep the fans coming; back for more. The year 1950 gives promise of being a good year for some sports and a poor one for others. But whatever t h e "- individual fan's taste, he is sure to find it on Nau- gfituck's sportls menu. BAMBOO r.nows FAST Havana-Bamboo plants have For Xinu» Glft»—"V" Not Khop At been known I? "row as much as 16 inches in a single clay. STEKL IS DCJIIABLK Pittsburgh—Containers made of stainless steel have a service life of about 14 years. 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