The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 10, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY JANUARY 10, 1958 Chicks Lose to Lions; Play Here This Week »*** **** Piggott Invades Tomorrow Night Their victory string halted at eight games by a solid Leachville club in the finals of the Northeast Arkansas tuurnament at Jonesboro Saturday night, Blytheville's Chickasaws return to the grind of regular season play this week with two games on their home court. Tomorrow night the Chicks arc scheduled to go against Piggott in a pair of games at the Haley Field Gym and Friday night they take on Rector's Black Cats, the team that gave them a fit in the tournament semi-finals. Coach Jimmy Fisher had his squat! back on the practice court today getting ready for the return to regular schedule play after his Chicks suffered a heartbreaking 60-54 defeat to Leachville Saturday night. The game was a nip and tuck affair between two equally balanced teams. But two mistakes in the late stages hurt the Chicks and cost them the ball game. Game Close The Lions and the Chicks matched each other point for point until four minutes of the third period had elapsed When the Lions pulled ahead to stay. And it was an unnecessary foul in back court by Chick pivotman Fred Hodge that pulled the Lions ahead. • The game kept most Of the 3,000 odd fans that jammed Arkansas State's gymnasium to overflow capacity on their feet most of the •way. The score was tied 13 times throughout the fray and the lead changed hands seven times during the first 16 minutes of piny The Chicks either stayed even or a point or two ahead of the Lions during the first two quarters of play. But they couldn't stand the pressure of the Lions' uncanny free throw ability in the late stages. And this fact, coupled with a mistake or two, cost the Chicks the ball game. Accent on Offense Although the game was a comparatively low scoring affair, both teams accented offense. Joe Rauls of the Lions walked off with high point honors, pushing 18 points through the nets. Next in line was LeachviHe's little Bills' Ray. who scored 16 and the Chicks' Fred Hodge, who got 14. At no time during the game did •ither team hold a commanding 1 lead. In fact a seven point margin held by the Lions late in the third quarter was the biggest of the night. Valley View used silk smooth ball handling and a deadly outside- inside scoring attack to overcome Nettleton and its 6-10 center Mar- Tin Seats 58-54 for the tournament's B division crown. Valley View offset Seats and his X points with dead eye shooting from the corners by Mills and Griffin. And when NetHeton Joos-| ened its zone defense in tin effort to plug the corner holes. Valley View got its inside attack going. All-Tourney Team Both Blytheville and Leachville placed two players on the all-tournament team picked by the tournament officials and coaches. Representing Blythoville on the honor team were Freddy Akera and Charles Abbott. Leachville placed Billy Ray and Darrell Blocker on the team. Manila also got two berths placing Leonus Shedd and David Wagner. Rounding out the team were Tommy Bankln and Dave Jonesboro, Tomm; Forrest City and Ch of Rector. Dyess, which won the tournament's sportsmanship trophy, was the only Mississippi County team to place on the B Division all- tournament team. The Eagles placed their big center and scoring ace Joe Gray on the team. Btythevitle Pns. Leachville Abbott 4 F 18 Rauls Langston 7 P 16 Bay Hodge 14 C 5 Ward Jones 12 G 11 Blocker Akers 7 G 10 Thweatt Substitutions: Blytheville — Cobb 8, Edgmon 4. Leachville — Carter. LIONS GET TROPHY — Three representatives of the Leachville Lions accept the first place trophy for winning the A division of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, Saturday night. Looking on at left is ASC athletic director Ike Tomlinson. George Delaney, president of Jonesboro Jaycees, awards trophy to Lions (left to right) Joe Rauls, Darrell Blocker and Billy Ray. (Courier News Photo) CHICKS REBOUN'n — Freddy Hodge (95) and Chuck Langston (75> go high after a rebound in the finals of the Northeast Arkansas invitational tournament at Jonosboro Saturday night while Darrell Blorker, Leachville forward, looks on. The Chicks were beaten 60-54. for their first loss in nine games. (Courier News Plioto) TCU Finds Idleness is Costly f* i j if | -s™ f f- • I j SMU I axes bconng Lead of Aberniithy ly Schmidt of j tl: " Dhamol Galyean i t;i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tiie second week of championship basketball play in the South- ence finds Texas Chris- doesn't pay west Co n f i t [itr as the slillld - Horned Lake the championship of the sev-i a best record — a 9-3 standing. SMU is next with 8-5, Pluy Saturday The two moot t>aturaay night in what's expected to make or break • hopes. With victories over Rice and TCU. SMU would need county only clarfchorse Baylor top-fliyht opposition in the first If of the double round-robin' Baylor joins TCU and SMU as Lcanis undefeated in conference play. Preceding- (lie SMU-TCU spotlight game tins week will be Ar- j Four Caruthersville Boxers in Cape Finals CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Four Caruthersville Golden Gloves boxers won places in the finals of Cape Girarcleau's Golden Gloves tournament by winning matches here Saturday night. The four arc Roosevelt Jones, Floyd Owens, Willie Chambers and Hugh Robinson. Finals of the .Cape tourney will be held at the Armory there Wednesday night and the winners there "will participate in the Sikeston tournament this week along with boxers from Caruthersville and Sikeston. Jones, a 180-pound Negro, who stands six feet, six inches, knocked out Thomas Head, a 6 feet, four Sikeston Negro who also weighs 180. The K.O. came after one minute and 40 seconds of the first round of their open heavyweight battle. Floyd Owens, a 175-pound Caruthersville Negro, won by a TKO over Harold Hopkins, a 175-pound novice from Cape Girartleau. Lost Five Bouts Willie Chambers, 135-pound Caruthersville Negro, Won a split de- Cui'tiss Jackson, who boxes with the Caruthersville club, dropped an unanimous decision to 105-pound Daymond Brooks of Cape Girardeau. Londo Diaz of Cape Girardeau wan an unanimous decision over Art Piiison, Sikeston Negro. Diaz was champion in his division at the St. Louis finals last year. Both fight\rs weighed in at 160 pounds for their open middleweight match. Six Man Match Tops Mat Card Six of Promoter Mike Meroney's top heavyweights square off tonight ip the main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Teaming up in the six man tag feature will be Don McGee, Don cision over Elva Voliva, 135-pound Fields and Jack Moody. Sikestoman. That was a novice i They'll be opposed; by light weight bout. ! lone/Butch Boyette Hugh Robinson of Caruthersville ; gh-ois Eddie Ma- and Walter itired a place in the Cape finals j bout' is expected to be ano- seci by obtainlny an unanimous decision j thel . wild affair witn a long stand- over Robert Raffcrty of Cape Gi- m grudEe between Malone and rardeau. Both are flyweights and I M £ odv expected to highlight the ac- Robinson weighed in at the sub-' novice match at 112 pounds while Raflerty weighed in at 10G pounds. Although Caruthersville boxers won four matches they lost five. Steve Sheppard, 126-pound Negro of Caruthersville, lost an exciting contest'to Tommy Martin, 126- pounder from Sikeston. Martin was awarded a .split decision in the novice featherweight bout, Doug Dunker, 147-pound Capo boxer, won a split decision over Robert Jackson, 147-pound Caruth- orsville Negro, in their novice welterweight match. tion. All six of the grappelrs are top drawer heavyweights and all are well known here. In addition to the main event. 3 one fall preliminary bouts are on the card. Circumstances Were Unusual EAST LANSING, Mich. <£)— The State Board of Agriculture, governing body of Michigan State College, unanimously approved Others Beaten Lonnie Wise, 118-pound Sikea- ton Negro, won an unanimous decision over Ed Hall, 118-pound Ca- i ruthersvilliiin, in a novice bantam- ] sportsmanlike conduct weight contest. I usual circumstances." Russ Johnson. 160-pound Cape j The board didn't explain what it motion commending the Spartan {football team for fine spirit and "under un- State Teachers Take AIC Lead By THE ASSOCIATED I'KESS The Arkansas State Teachers College Bears have taken an unshared lead in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketball race. By; whipping. The College of the O?,arks at Conway Saturday night. j the Bears rolled into the third j week of the post-Christmas leg of I the schedule with three victories i and no losses in the conference. ! Tech, which spent the week out! of the conference playing in the | Senior Bowl tournament at Mobile, j Ala., and in Louisiana, is close on the Bears' heels with a 2-0 record. team scoring k i ;id and the Mustang more center, Jim Krob.s, moved | p/ lce Friday and Texas A&M into the individual lead with 41 j vs _ Houston and Baylor vs. Arkan- points. TCU's Dick O'Neal held Hie sea- lead when lie scored against Arkansas to kmsus Vs. Rice Monday night, j Negro, won an unanimous decision (meant by "unusual circum- vs _ Texas A&M and TCU vs. j O ver Clayton Morgan, 160-pound G-fopt-8 M)pho-|i>xas Tuesday night, JTexas. vs. J Caruthersville Negro, in their nov- """"' "" " " ice middleweight battle. In a sub-novice flyweight contest. 1 nas Saturday night. stances." But it wasn't difficult to understand it was referring to the record posted by (.he Spartans — three wins and six losses. Caruthersville Boxers Win Five of 10 Boxers Win Bouts in Local Tournament By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — Caruthersville boxers won five on "he ten Golden Gloves boxing matches presented at the Armory here Friday night. One of the matches won by a Sikeston Golden Glover ended with a knockout. Arthur Pinson, 165-pound Sikeston Ne?ro, knocked out Henry Dunbar, 173-pound Caruthersville Negro, in one minute and 20 seconds of the first round of their light heavyweight battle in ine novice group. Taimadge McCoy, 132-pound Ca- ruthcrsvllle pugilist, won an unanimous decision over Leslie Quertermous, 135-pound Sikestonian, in a rough t and tough novice light weight contest. Charles Mack. .154-pound Caruthersville Negro, won a split decision from Louis Davis, 152-pound Negro from Sikeston. That was a novice match in the middle we&iht NCAA Rules Group Opens 3-Day Meet But Indications Are No Major Changes Will Be Made NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA Football Rules Committee began its three-day session today and indication, were that no important changes would be made. class. TKO Victory Steve Sheppard, 131-pound Caruthersville Negro, won by a TKO over Monroe Davis, 126-pound Sikeston Negro, in the second round of their light weight novice match. Allen Bess, 143-paumi Caruthersville, won a decision over Lrroy Dcmpsey, 141-pound Kennetl, Negro. Their bout was a novice welter weight contest,. Allen Simms, 135-pound Negro, \\on an unanimous decision over Joe McCoy, 133-pounder. Both boys fighting in that light weight novice match are from CuJ'iHliersvjJle. Franklin H o w a r d, 135 - pound Sikeston Negro, won an unanimous decision over Phil Kelly, 133, Ca- ruthcrsville ,in their novice light weight bout. Unanimous Decision Tommy Martin, 126-pound of Sikeston, won by a TKO over Theodore Wilson, 131 -pound Caruthersville Negro, as Wilson was unable to return for the third and final round because of exhaustion. Curtiss Jackson, 110-pound Caruthersville sub-novice, lost to Bobby DooLittle, lC6-pounder. from Sikeston. Decision in the flyweight contest was unanimous. Johnny Bradley, 126-pound Negro, won a split decision over Lonnie Wise, 126-pound Negro, in their feather weight novice match. Botn boxers are from Sikeston. Two Caruthersvifle Negroes met in an exhibition bout that included Sport Brevities By Bill Beall Should auld acquaintances be forgot and never brought to mind? This is certainly an Interesting and appropriate question to throw at you readers at this time of year when we are escaping the ftings of the 1954 Year and moving head on into the 1955 Year. In many cases we Would like to forget some of our auld acquaintances but many of them are very difficult to elude, especially when they have injured our channels of thought. Naturally this brings us in the environs of the various major bowl games on our continent as played this past January 1st. How easy do you believe it is to forget such acquaintances as Bill Murray of Duke, Ohio State's Woody Hayes, Bobby Dodd of the Ramblrn' Wreck, Eddie Erdelatz of the Team named Desire and Ralph Jordan of Auburn if you were in order Bill Glassford from Nebraska, Jess Hill of Southern Cat, Arkansas' Bowclcn .Wyatt, Johnny Vaught of the Ole Miss Rebels and George Sauer, Baylor's headmaster? • • • Bowl Game Conclusions: Auburn's 33-13 win over the Baylor Bears proved they were a great ball club from the mld-seaon point through the 'Gator Bowl exhibition . . . Bill Glassford's Corn- busker^' junket to the Miami Orange Bowl Festival was an enjoyable trip except for the sixty minutes of playing time against the Duke Blue Devils . . . The TView- ers should know now why Ohio State was at the top of the football heap in the national ratings . . . That Bobby Dodd and company do not make bowl trips just to have some place to celebrate the new year . . . Johnny Vaught missed his calculations on his quarterback material when he shoved Tossin' Tommy Spiers to fifth team duty and finally losing him to Arkansas j State . . . The Southeastern Conference in their matches with the Southwest Conference added food J for thought as to the difference between the two conferences , . . Bowl Game Gdciuies: Johnny Jue and James Burns, 1954 Osceola High School graduates, paraded the Cotton Bowl Turf more than any of the backs from either the Tech or Razor back teams as they Were in the half time band demonstrations . . . Georgia Tech's famed "Belly Series" which moved the ball consistently the first half against the Arkansas team was not The coache*' rule* committe* last week recommended three relatively minor changes in the iootball code und it was considered probable they would be accepted. The conches have asked that th« substitution rule be relaxed somewhat. If their proposal is followed, the four-minute segment at the end of each half when players who have been removed from the game are allowed to re-enter, will be eliminated. Sub Cliance Instead, a player who starts a quarter would be permitted to leave and re-enter once during that period. This would serve the dual purpose of permitting a player to get a breather or have an injury examined and allowing limited use of specialists such as conversion kickers. However, a player who did nofi start the quarter would not be permitted to re-enter once he has been taken out. "Pretty Good Game" "Otherwise I think we have A pretty good • game now," said one member of the committee, "and I think the general idea Is to leave the rules alone so that everybody has a chance to learn them." The other two changes being considered by the committee are to put some stricter limitations on the movement of linemen to discourage the "sucker shift," and to permit the use of a three-inch tea instead of the present one-inch tee on kickoffs so there won't be so many short kicks. the three-day CaruthersvjJIe Golden Gloves tournament. Roosevelt Hall, 133, went against Nick Eubanks, 157. The matches were sponsored by the Carutheraville Junior Chamber of Commerce. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston 98, Rochester 92 New York 80, Philadelphia 84 Milwaukee 77, 72 Fort Wayne 89, Minneapolis 86. employed the second half. The threat was there ruid undoubtably Arkansas made adjustments at halftime to halt Dodd's bread and butter material, but the Tech Mentor threw everything at the Hogs but the famed series and as a consequence caught the Arkansas lads hovering the flanks but leaving too much daylight in their internal defensive alignment . . . With Bowl and All-Star games officially closing out the 1954 campaign the football teams" are finally giving away to the round-bullern and our own Mississippi County squads will swing into action this week with all teams having at least one game on their weekly slate. Two months, or thereabouts, all you basketball followers will be able to see just how your ball cJub stacks up in the county, district and finally in the state tourneys As of now. Blytheville's five rates the top spot in the A division and Dyess' two teams of opposite sex look as though they nr« the team to beat in the B division. 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