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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1939. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE SEVEN. Basketball Football SPORTORIALS *J By JOHN K. WHORIC. Sports Editor ^^ COKER SWIMMERS IN SHAPE FOR ANNUAL MEETS When the Seniors won the High School swimming crown in the intcr- class water meet, spilling the highly touted Juniors, six records were shattered, Coach Red Barr reviews. Koffcr, a junior, set a time of 20.4 lor the 40-yard free style in lower- ins Bcighley's mark. J. Kolcy, a senior, bettered his own record in winning the century breast stroke m 1:18 while Colborn, a junior, improved his own figure in the 100 back stroke with a time of 1:08.0. Blacka, a senior, cut 2.6 seconds from Lawrence Soliday's three-year-old record in the 100 free style. There were two new figures in the relay, Clemmer, Colborn and KefTer teaming up to slosh 2.6 seconds Irom their own record in the 160 free style relay while Blacka, Foley and Craig captured the 180 medley relay in 1:59. There were seven events in all but only in the 220 free stylo was the time not improved. The meet gave 61 High School boys a chance to show their mettle under fuc. Coach Borr is confident that the Orange and Black is ready for the stillest competition in the region and is ready to successfully defend its swimming championship ot the Western Pennsylvania Intcrschol- astic Athletic League. STRATTON GESTURE LAUDED After Monty Stratton, the Chicago While Sox pitcher, lost his leg as a result of a hunting accident, there were a number of interesting bits of comment in some of the gazettes but none that we saw carried the punch of this item in the Collycr's Eye, a national sporti gazette: "Making Monte Straiten a hie member of the White Sox executive stail just before the announcement ot a big benefit game between Chicago's major league teams in which nil the receipts are to go to the crippled star pitcher measures up as about the finest thing ever done in the world of sports. It is more than a mere gesture of liberality by a department of sports that has long been under the stigma of commercialism. It is the recognition of the men who provide the color and thrills that make most of the owners of baseball franchises wealthy. Without such men as Monte Stratton, professional baseball long since would have ceased to be the national pastime." BITS HERE AND THERE It probably will taku a sum the size of the national debt to pry Joe Modwick from the St. Louis Cardinals. General Manager Larry MacPhail told a New York sports writer , that ho would give- him a $10,000 bonus it he (the scnbc) could buy Medwiek for $200,000 cash. Moc- Phail had approached Branch Rickey but didn't get any encouragement.. Take the word o£ Pop Warner, the veteran grid pilot of Temple, formerly of Iowa State, Georgia, Carlisle, Pittsburgh and Stanford, football players ot 30 and 40 years ago were tougher and harder than their cousins of today but the game itself is more strenuous now than in the chin guard and whiskers era ... Sports is not just a big business. It has become bigger business. Statistics compiled by the United States Census Bureau show that sports has become a major industry, do ; ng $44,460,525 worth of business and employing 11,303 people. Women arc becoming better and better customers of sports as figures show that almost 50 per cent of the attendance at five major sports is accounted for by the fair sex . , . Eleven homers were slammed last year by pinch hitters in the American League . . . Damon Runyon, the nationally known sports and fiction writer, a hard skinned veteran of many a sordid reporting duty, professes to be appalled at the jeopardy that the physical well-being of fighters '.s placed in during the ministrations between rounds. Dirty sponges, filthy buckets of water and clumsy methods of checking the blood flow were all points Runyon struck out ngaiiist . . . A wag penned that the proposed "beer bowl" game petered out when the committee on arrangements topped up the suds . . . Notre Dam: loses six of its seven regular linemen but the first stringing backfield will be intact and the eight-star reserves will all come back next fall . . . Football fans in Belgium are betting more r d more each year on gridiron games. Statisticians in Brussels estimate that enthusiasm now place $3,575,000 a year m football pools. They base their estimate on a recent statement that Belgium expects to get about $536,250 this year from its new tax on football pools. The usual pool stake in Belgium is three cents. Coach Haidy of North Belle Vcmon High has notified Athletic- Director Babe Bower of East Bethlehem that he was planning to claim a forfeit game in the W. P. I. A. L. when the latter quintet failed to put jn an appearance at North Belle Vernon Monday night for a scheduled Section 15 game. Theie was a mix- up somcwnere in the arrangements and the gym was jammed to the rafters but the opposing five didn't show up, Coach Lcno Marconi saying he understood the tilt had been deferred to Wednesday . . . We deny having a part in the naming of the Outlaw Basketball League that has, five probationers on the roster . . . West Newton defeated Dunbor without the services of its center, Shift- man, injured Monday in an automobile accident. Coach Stew Townsend of the Hornets fears Rostraver Township more than any other five : n Section 17. SIX CHANGES URGED IN GRID RULES The country's football coaches are satisfied with the gridiron rules, believing they can remain basically unchanged for another year although they have recommended the adoption of six minor rules changes. The proposals made to the National ^ollegialc Athletic Association, now in session in Colorado Springs, Colo., follow: 1. In cose ot a forward pass, nil ineligible receivers must remain on the line of scrimmage until the pass Is touched or completed. Under the present rules, ineligible receivers may go down the field but not beyond the eligible receivers. Violation would mean loss of a down and a 15-yard penalty. The coaches considered this the most Important 10- commcndation at their Chicago parley, asserting it would virtually eliminate screened passing and i educe downficld blocking, 2. A 15-yord penalty fiom Hie s,ot of the previous down plus loss ot a down when a forward pass is touched by an ineligible receiver on or behind the line of scrimmage. Present rules call for loss of the ball at the spot of the previous down. (Remember the Fordhnm p l a y against Pitt Panthers last fall). An exception in connection with the penalty under General Rules 7, Section 6, Article 1, which governs punts from scrimmage, to the effect that Ibis penalty will not off-set a foul committed by the non-kicking trim unless it is a disqualifying foul. Under the present rule, the play is called back to the receiving team, which technically commits a foul in doing so. The recommendation would give the punting team the right to refuse the penalty against the receiving team. 4. Modification of the penalty in th case ot a foul by a player of the punting team while the ball is in the air and in the field ot play. The P"csent rule calls for loss ot the ball at the spot of the foul. This was considered by the coaches to be "too severe." 5. Stricter enforcement of the rule which provides a 15-yard penalty and loss of a down for intentions grounding of a. pass. It also was recommended that, the rule be supplemented with a note more clearly defining "intent." 6. A careful study of cquipmcnl in the interest of safety to players and that oil equipment, including the ball, rigidly comply with specifications set forth in the official N. C. A A. rules. This is designed to reduco the danger from 'broken cleats and heavy protective equipment. N o r t h U n i o n Takes Measure Of Parochials Immnulatc Conception High School was defeated by North Union Township High at that place Tuesday as the so-called "Outlaw League" mason was inaugurated. The score was 39-20. After a slow first period in which the townshippcrs gained an 8-5 lead the home club suddenly began to find the range In the second and third quarters to build up a 32-11 score. Coach Steve Furin used his substitutes in the final stanza but these lads were no match for the Owl regulars who tallied nine points. S.Iman and J. Cindric were high scorers for the victors and Gcigcr topped the Night Riders' sharpshooters with seven markers. Fou shooting on the part of both quintets was poor. North Union making nine out of 19 and Immacultc Conception six out of 17. The line- ups: I. C. Porter, f Orbm, f Davm, c ~ . Christopher, g . Sidow, g Gcigcr, c - -- _ 7 6 20 substitutes -- Flynn Totals . . Non-scoring and Scacchi. North Union Livingston, t J. Cindric, f ,,. Maher, c _ Silman, g P. Cindric, g Bryzacfc, t Hess, f Spcshock, c ~ ~ Calfut, g -- Totals . 1 5 9 39 Non-scoring substitute--Delivuk. Scoring by quarters: I . C - - 5 4 2 9--20 North Union .- 8 13 11 7--39 Referee--Lessncr. Coker Cagers Beaten by Jeannette, .27-1-6 WEST NEWTON HIGH UPSETS DUNBAR FIVE City Industrial Duckpin League Dinner Tonight Members of the City Industrial Bowling League will be feted at a dinner at 7:30 o'clock tonight at Paul DeLeon's home at 219 North Water street. The league is composed ot two teams each from the Postolflce, Fayette County Gas Company and The Courier. After the dinner, a social program has been planned. The dinner is being held to mark the end ot the first half and will be followed by a similar affair upon completion oJ the league schedule in M.irch. -eisenring Sets Pace for Three Quarters But Fails to Win. HORNETS HOT IN SECOND PERIOD Dunbar Township High was turned back, 20 to 25, in a hectic basketball scrap ,it West Newton Tuesday night as the championship chase started in Section 17 with the favored Hornets capitalizing on a big second quarter when the Red and Black was outscored, 15-5. Leiscnring shaded the home Newts in the other periods bul could not make the margin large enough to win. Both teams were off in the Held shooting with each quintet blowing at least a dozen sleepers or setups. Neither club made a substitution with both the Mules and Hoi nets presenting "iron man" quintets. The pace of the second period, however, was too much for the players who had difllculty trying to force the ball through the net. The summnry: Dunbar Hcrchko, f Pavlosky, f Hcrtzneil, t Husband, g Kontra, g Totals IVcst Xew ton Abbott, f Lindauer, f Hula, c . Marsh, Scholl, g Tolals . . _ 13 Scoring by quarters: Dunbar Twp. 8 5 West Newton 6 15 Referee -- Adnmson. 3-6 5 7--25 2 6--20 Norwin Trips Scottdale SCOTTDALE, Jan. 4.--Scottdalc suffered its first setback ot the ycjr Tuesday night ns Norwm captured a 34 to 2'1 decision in Section 9 as the visitors made a great start in the opening period. Norwln's veteran quintet outclassed the Millers from the field. 16 to 9, and cmphnsi/cd the fact it would be in the fing chase. The summary: Nonvin G. F. PU. 0 1 1 3 0 6 3 1 7 Mowery, f Pierce, f Stougli, c Cole, g _. Sloan, g Totals . Scottdalc Zearley, f Ross, f Akers, c -.._ ,, Hams, g J. Randolph, g Lipps, g D. Randolph, g . 1 1 6 24 Totals 9 Score by periods: Nonvin _ 12 5 9 3--34 Scottdale .- C 8 5 5--24 Referee--John. Smock Girls Lose To Dunbar Lassies in Good Cage Scrap The Dunbar Lassies basketball quintet staged a thulhng fourth quarter rally Tuesday night to come from behind and defeat Smock 10-17 nt the Smock floor. Tonight the Dunbar Lassies are host to the strong Point Marion girls. To date the Mulettes have lost only one game and that to the Connclls- ville Shamrocks who play a return engagement at the Dunbar door next Wednesday night. ' The line-ups: Dunbar Lassies G. F. Pts. A. Dincllo, f ._. 3 Bogusky, f . _ ._ C. Dmello, c Mmerd, g Manzini, g M. Dinello, g Jar vis, g Totiilp Smock II. Rusnock, t Paterson, f . . . . Dilhnger, e .__ L. Rusnock, r, -Yuhas, g Peskic, g . _ Totals . /I 19 F. Pts. Ligonier Trips Derry Township Ligonier High came from behind in the last halt to knock off Derry Township, 17 to 9, in Section 13. Touchdown Famine. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 4 --Only 10 points--ill by Tulanc--have been scored in tile last foui Tulane-Auburn football games. W. P. I. A. L. GAGE SUMMARIES W, P. I. A. L. Section 15 Yesterday's Results. I3entleyville 56; Ellsworth 22. Redstone 57; East Pike Run 33. Games TliurstUy. Noith Belle Vcrnon at Ccntcrvsllc. German at East Pike Run. Section Four Yesterday's Results. Brownsville 20; Monongahela 27. Charlcroi 26; Donora 15. Games Friday. Monongahcia at California. Monesscn at Brownsville, Section 17. Yesterday's Results. Fayettc Cily 23; Belle Vernon 21. Rostraver 40; Perry 30. S. Huntingdon 31; Sewickley 23. West Newton 20; Dunbar 25. With Coach John Bam "Jock" Sutherland of University oC Pittsburgh headlining its program, the, Connellsvilie High School foolball banquet, sponso.ed annually by the Alumni Association, will be held at 6:30 o'clock Thuisday nisht in the large dmingioom ot the First Methodist Episcopal Chuich with appioxi- mntely 250 persons in i attendance. The High School squad of 05 players, coaches and managers, in whose honor the dinner is held, made a commendable showing in the 10- Rame gridiron schedule of the 1938 season.' Winning six and losing four, the Cokcrs were vicloiious in their last four contests including the up- sel over Uniontown High, the first win at Hie counlyseat since 1913. Included on Ihe progiam will be motion pictutcs of the Pitt-Tech and Pitt-Foidhim football games last sen-ion. A seven piece orchestia of High School musicians, directed by Richard H. Gingrich, will piny Games Perry at Fayette City. South Huntingdon at Rostravor. West Newton at Rostravcr. Belle Vcrnon at Dunbar. Section Nine Yesterday's Results. Jcannelto 29; Connellsvilie 16. Norwm 34; Scottdalc 24. Johnstown 37; Latrobc 16. Games Friday Connellsvilie at Johnstown. Scottdalc at Jeannette. Grcensburg at Nonvin. SECTION 13 Yesterday's Results. Youngwood 28, Mt. Pleasant 27. Derry 32, East Huntingdon 23. Ligonier 17, Dcrry Township fl. Games Friday. Ligonier at East Huntingdon Derry at Youngwood. Mt. Pleasant at Hurst. OUTLAW CAGE LEAGUE Tuesday's Results. North Union 39, Immaculate Con' ccptlon 20. Georges 53, Maplctown 7. Perry Beaten By Rostraver In Loop Game A \etcran quintet of Rostravcr Township Hign, one of the "big three" of Section 17, got oft to a 40 to 30 triumph in the opening round ot the W. P. I. A. L. basketball campaign Tuesday night at the expense of Perry Township High Commodores at Perryopolis. J. Rist Stimmcl's boys were unnblc to cope with the rangy Pricednle five in the first nnd Inst quarters when the visitois put the pros-sure on to Insure victory. Hollander featured for the winners while Hnlvonlc and Wilkic set the pace for the Commodores. 7he summary: Rostraver Cowan, f Hollander, f ... Coulson, c Thompson, K McCullough, g Tehote, f - Fickc, 1 Frasicr, c F. rts. 0 4 0 16 Totals Tcrryopolis Blair, f Buttcrfore, f -_ Halvomc, c .., Marshall, g ... Statzula, g . Fcrency, f _. Wiikle, f _ _ Rumancik, c Beck, K Serinko, g 14 30 Totals .... Score by periods: Rostravcr . .. 14 6 5 15--40 Pcrryopolis . 9 5 6 10--30 Referee--Dickson. Hurst Dribblers Invade Lafrobe for Game With Preps LATHOBE, Jan. 4.--Tonight at 8 o'clock in Latrobe Armory, the St. Vincent Prep basketball team opens a 23-game schedule by tackling the Hursl High Hurricane. Two of the fastest squads m the district will give fans a treat as they both point towards highly successful seasons. Conch Bill Rafferty's Prep Bear- kittens are back in action. Unlonlown Beaten. Monessen turned back Uniontown, 25 to 23, with great finish in the final quarter when the Greyhounds outscored the Maroon and White, 13-8. Fayelle Cily Beais Belie Vernon Quinf Fjyctk' City pulled the initial surprise of the W. P. I. A. L. iige season with a 23 to 21 victory over Belle Vernon in Section 17 in two extra periods. The score was knotted 21 all after four periods. The first extra frame was scoreless and in the second Russell shot a field goal for Fjyctte City to snare the toga. Dunbar Township Junior Dribblers Trip Wesl Kewlon The junior varsity dribblers ot Dunb.ir Township High triumphed to the tune o£ 28 to 12 over West Newton at the lattcr's jjym in the preliminary to the schools' league fray Tuesday night. The summary: Dunbar G. r. rts. McGamty, f ~ f _ . _. 1 28 Kn.ibcnUioe, Colinsky, c 2 Rulii, g . I Ilustosky, g 0 Tikey, f ... .~~~~.. 1 Smidtke, f 1 Nygren, c ~ ........... _ 1 Commbky, R -. _ 2 McCJuade, g 3 Totals, W. Newton Drost, f Appuline, f -Kramer, c Hula, g . Easier, g Uimsko, f Totals 6 0 12 Non-scoring substitutes -- Konox, Lindauer, Green and Koza. Scoring by quarters: Dunbar Twp. -_ _ 4 6 8 10--28 West Newton .. . -- 2 2 2 6--12 Referee--Scholl. LOCALS GET FIVE GOALS ' IN OPENER Toll Glass City Five Piles Up Edge in Two Quarters. DOLDEMEN WILL TRAVEL FRIDAY Connellsvillc High .School, members ot Section 9, W. P. I. A. L., opened its 1939 basketball season last night at the local gym by dropping a hard fought 27-16 battle to Jeannette before a laige crowd. The final score of the contest fails to tell the story of the game fight the Orange and Black made against' its larger opponents. Until the final quarter it was nip and tuck with the visitors never more than four points in the lead and even that margin was shas'cd to a single point at one time during the final stanza. Then the killing pace began to have its effect on the smaller home lads despite Coach William E. Dolde's effort to bolster the weakening offensive and defensive with frequent substitutions. The game was fast and at times developed into a free-for-all, resulting in a large number ot fouls being called. The Cokers fared better from the penalty line than Jeannette but the free tossing of both outfits left much to be desired. The locals sank six o£ 15 tries, the visitors one of 14. The inaccuracy from the free line Continued on Page Ten. 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