The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 6, 1939 · Page 12
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 12

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 6, 1939
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I'AGE TWELVE. THIi JJAlLiY- COUKliiK. FR1D , JANUARY 6, 193!. I Basketball Football SPORTORSALS ^*f By JOHN H.WHORIC. Sports Editor *** SENSIBLE ACTION TAKEN" BY SCHOOLMEN Only words of commendation can be heaped upon the school officials of Donora and Charlcroi tor their decision to disrupt athletic relations unless there »s a halt in the bitterness of feeling between the two communities which often has created an embarrassing situation. Too often schools are compelled to suffer because of doings of persons who have no official connection, especially t h e so-called wolves (usually the ones who climb fences) who seem bent on going to athletic exhibitions for no other purpose than to raise H because they believe they have the rest of the home town behind them should they get into trouble. And the decision of the Donora and Cbarleroi schools can well be accepted by others as that is one sure way of calming the wild-eyed fans who believe that victory should coroe, no matter what the price. The complete statement of the Donora and Charleroi school officials, vie behove is of sufficient general interest to reproduce herewith: 'The school officials of both schools are fully aware of the strained athletic lelatlonshlp existing between the communities of Chjrleroi and Donora ' The existing status of this athletic Tchtionshlp is such that it may bo considered unwise to continue such relations, unless and until they become more cordial and sportsmanlike ' The blame for this existing con- dit'on is placed at three specific sources, namely The coaches, the players, and certain elements o{ the ·patronizing public "The proper school authorities will attend to the situation existing between the coaches and between the players; the patronizing public will have to discipline itself accordingly if they, too, want the peifcctly natural and altogether desirable athletic relationship between Charlc- roi and Donora to continue "The action taken by the two schools, if any, will be governed by and dependent upon the circumstances and outcome of the two pending basketball games soon to be played. "The proposed severance of athletic relations between Charlcroi High School and Donora High School is much more far-reaching than just not encaging in athletic contests with each other. It penetrates the otherwise feeling of good will between members of professional, mercantile and industrial groups However, when athletic relations become such as to jeopardize the safety o£ players officials and patrons during the conduct of an athletic contest--and thus the spirit of competitive sports anc its attendant rivalry-is absent--there are only two solutions to such a situation. Either the relationship will 1 have to return and be elevated to a more dignified and cordial plane, or else athletic relations will have to be suspended until such a condition does not exist "The 'chools conceined have done everything necessary and desirable to tho proper conduct of the games --ampel seating, proper police service, competent g a m e officials proper eligibility oJ players, and no over-stimulation of student bodies preparatory to a game. But the attitude and conduct of the patrons must likewise be self-regulated ' The schools, therefore, ask the patronizing public to cooperate with them by refraining from resorting to any action, gesture, or word, on any occasion, which might directly or indirectly suggest or involve unsports- manlike conduct. Unless this is observed, athletic relations, as they now exist, will not be continued ' The proper school officials can and henceforth will contiol their coaUies and plajors--or properly discipline them. And the schools ask respectfully, that patrons observe the same restrictions in their condue' before, during and after all games Athletics are still operated and controlled by the schools fo' the bcsl interest of al 1 the pupils. Within each school a duly appointed authority has been set up to properly regulate athletics "It is believed that boln communities and schools -A ant continued relations on a hard-played but sportsmanlike basis. The objcc'ivjes of al interseholastic contests aic vcr} worthy. Sometimes the means om- plojcd arc not conducive towards achieving those objectives. We respectfully ask that all concerned-the coaches, plicrs, students, townspeople, fans, and the press of both communities--lend their efforts towards promoting ·« sincr and healthier feeling in each community towards the other "Unless these recommendations are followed, so that there is noticeable change of sentiment m each community, there vull be no athletic contests scheduled between the t\vo schools next year." ATHLETICS AND STUDIES DO MIX, LALLY PROVES "Athletics and scholaishlp don't mix" is an old bromide that has been ·xplodcd quite frequently the past everal years but the Bearcats ot at. Vincent College feel that one of heir members, Francis Lully, of Iharpsvlllc, Pa, and a senior in the pre-med course at St Vincent, is leserving o£ a HtUe recognition for ila outstanding exploits in football, basketball and baseball, and in his itudics. Lally is one of t»ie be°t chcmistiy .Indents at St Vincent this year, and has maintained high morki in all his tudies for the p ist three years, Enrolled in what is one of the stifTejt courses at St Vincent, Lally has GROVE, HARDER DIDN T LOSE SERIES Lefty Grove, the ancient portsidc of the Bi ton Red SON, and Me Harder, uce righthander of the Clcve land Indians, boast the distinction o being the only two American Lcagu pitchers who did not lose a sc-ies la: Continued on Page Thirteen. consistently maintained a high average in his scholastic work and ha still found time to hold down a class offlcership, an office in the Chemistry Club, an ofllce in the Monogram Club, and has cained letters in football, basketball and baseball. A brother of Pat LalJy, a former star at Duquesne, and oflTom Lally who captained the St Vincent Bearcat football squad in 1936, it was only natural that Fran shoulc speedily earn a berth as an end with the St Vincent Bearcats He carncc two letters in football before incurring a fractured arm in an automobile accident, which forced him out of football participation. On the basketball court Lally has already earned three monograms, and has cinched a starting berth at center this season Although Fran's Injured arm prevented him from seeing any service season before last in baseball he had already earned one monograrr at shortstop in that sport, and las season he turned in a neat batting average of 345 WHAT'S GOING ON* IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES Frackvillo High School in the Schuylkill division of the Anthracite Basketball League claimed a new lecord of 75 consecutive league victories after defeating Orwigsburg 49-15 Palmerton High had previously gone 74 straight games withou a defeat in organized competition . We don't know just why we have that feeling but we got a hunph tha the Cokers, small and green as they might be, will pull one of the season': biggest basketball upsets with a vie tory over one of the big three-Greensburg, Johnstown and Norwin All v,e can say is that when the tiny Orange and Black baskoleera get th range, those veterans better watch out. . . If Derry Townshin keeps up it'll help establish a utw scoring record this yeai It tripped Blairsville, 14-12, the other night Latrobe intends to have its linger in the Section 9 pie judging from it: performance against Johnstown al though finally beaten Rostrave: Township, according to Coach Slcv, Townsend of Wejt Newton, is th school thats causing him the mos worry in Section 17 The Hornet have a nice outfit and disposed o Dunb-ir, a veteian rival, and no\ have to tak_ on tho Pricedale team which is defending the divisiona laurels with practically the sim players . Instead of filing i claim foi a forfeit because of East Bcthle hem Township s failure to appeal fo a scheduled game, North Belle Ver non has made provisions for playmt of the contest at homo Monday nighi February 27 . Grcensburg begin a defense of its clown in Section E by invading Norwm in a game tha should readily decide whether or no the latter is as hot as reported Norwin Is being picked as the dls trict's No 1 quintet this season with Johnstown and Greensburg clos seconds Why Is it that all of the teams arc so poor at foul shooting this car' CASEYS-W1LL PLAY STRONG FIVE TONIGHT Collegians of West Virginia to Appear at State Armory MA IN CONTEST AT 8-30 SHARP The Cascys basketball team will ackle the strong West Virginia Col- cglans tonight at State Armory The ocals aie expecting the toughest game of the season as the Colleghns nclude some of ths best bisketball plajers that have come out of West Virginia Unlversitj Albic Colebink, C3ach of the frosh earn at West Viiglnla will be in the Ine-up, also "Squint" Pliaics, Sid tfnrcus and others Also there will )e Don Mcrandu, local boy who is now a student at Morgantown Don las starred on the Connellsv ille High team as well as West Virginia University In Older to accommodate the large crowd that is expected, arrangements lave been made to erect bleachers The mam attraction, which will get underway at 8 30 o'clock sharp, will be preceded by a preliminary sctwecn the Howitzer Companj and Scoltdale Keystones Yanks Were Tough When Heat Was On In Lafe Innings By United Press CHICAGO Jan 6--Another difference between the New York Yankees and the other seven American League clubs during the 1938 season was the abillt} of the World Champions to come through when the heat v\ as on--m the late or extra innings A survov showed tint the Yinks won 18 of 24 tames with belated spurts, marking the secdnd successive season they have led the league in that particular field ot endeavor Close behind them came Jlie team that also finished in the runner-up spot iA the pennant race the Boston Red Sox who won 18 of 27 last-ditch battles Washington was next with 22 wins and 17 losses These three teams were the only ones to break better than even in gams won or lost at the finish The biggest diop in this department was suffered by the Chicago White Sox who, handicapped by the loss of their ace relict pitcher, Clint Brown, skidded from second place last jear to last place in 1938 with 10 victories and 20 losses Cleveland was fourth with 15 wins and 16 losses, followed bv Detroit 14-13, Philadelphia 10-13, St. Louis l"-24 and then Chicago. -April- 1938 SPORTS PARADE APS.IO - TAS odcAso SUClM/atlKS OCFEATep TH6 f TOflOrtfo MPlS 16AFS {? 1 ib i tb a/Jed -nui rAMieyw? APR 73- AftrrtlE SA.'! QwJWl AU60S1X 6A \HW ToTAtCfW HARR'j rrtOVAS wj-fflg FIFTH ROUW9 AT CHICAGO -/ oerei oeo Wuieisrtr fiTte WITH A fbuj-OxVID COPYRIGHT 1939 XING f .^; KVMMU AVUMINC^. f *n. i«. MIM/JEAR5I.I5 AT Good Students Make Better Grid Players, Jock Sutherland Says BURLEY, JONES MEET TUESDAY PITTSBURGH, J«n 0--PiomoK-r Jake MlnU has moved the tight between Cliailey Hurley and Sonny Jones one day ahead wnd will pic- sent this all important welterweight diminution battle Tuesday night, January 10, instead, of Monday, Tho change WHS made neccssaiy betauie of conflicting dates with other local activities and Mlntz believes that Tuesday night will be more attractive to boxing fans of this district Pxsmcil r. M. C. Coach CHESTER Jun 6 -- Simon F Pauxlis, Philadelphia attoinoy and former University of Pennsylvami and Dickinson College couch, has been appointed head football coach of Pennsylvania Military College, succeeding Judson A Timm, ic- signcd Tlpton Prefers Diamond LOS ANGELES, Jan G --Eric Tip ton, Duke's great punter, prefers bascbull to football, and will iccclve a tiyout with the Yankees in 1839 Bed Lights for Fouls SYRACUSE, Jan 6 --Foul lines at the Syracuse baseball park are designated by red lights for night games Lauds John Barbor, Ace Center of 1938 Orange And Black Eleven. DOESN'T LIKE LOAFING BOY By WALTER F DRISCOLL " of playing football is knowing a lot about it and there's so much to learn, no coach, let alone a player, will ever learn it all," Dr John Bam "Jock" Sutherland, University of Pittsbuigh's head gridiron mentor, told the members of the Connellsvillc High School football team and guests at the Alumni Association's annual banquet Thursday night at the Fiist Methodist Episcopal Church in honoi of the squad ' Football is woi thwhlle,' he continued "There's a real satisfaction that comes from good playing but no one will play it well unless it is taken seriously. 'Those who put a lot into It certainly exceed those who were just another football player," he added Dr Sutherland told the boys the way they conducted themselves both on the gridiron and in their private lives was watched by admirers they might not even know--younger boys growing up who icgarded them as Continued on Page rnlrtuou Recreation Notes Last minute results in the center WPA senior horseshoe tournament follow. Ed Gallagher defeated Babe Corvin, 50-10, Mike Ferens whipped Buzz Barnhart, 50-24, and James Hackney shellacked Ed Urbach 30-12, Final games in the tourney will be played at 7 30 o'clock this evening William Neubauer announced that four men would compete in the final games They are Mike Ferens, Ed Gallagher, James Hackney and Amedlo Testa, To decide the winner, they will play against each other once and the one having the most games In the win column will be crowned senior horseshoe champion of the city and will be awarded a gold medal by Mr. Neubauer, the mnncr-up getting a silver award donated by Fred W Sneil. At the end ot the contests, a meeting will be held at the center foi the purpose of oiganlzlng a city-wide horseshoe league and perhaps a ' barnyard golt" club Pitr, Carnegie Dribblers Will Clash Tuesday PITTSBURGH, Jan fl--The Carnegie Tech gome on January 10 opens Pitt's participation in the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference competition, and the Panthers are anxious to get oft to ,i good start In order to regain the crown lost last winter to Temple On January H, Westminster, spotted as one of the top-flight teams ot the d' 'rlcl, is met and, as the Titins won last winter the icvenge motif will be uppermost Duqucsne's brilliant quiptet is met on January 28, in what is likely to be the district's top contest And Temple last year's Conference Champion plays in Pittsbuigh on January 31 Pitt's terrifflc driving attnck is 10- viving interest in the Pitt cage teams Tho young sophomore team apparently throwing defense to the winds, has literally run itself into wins, sconng on a fast bicaking o/Iense which has yet to be held rompletelj m check Even Bradley Tceh the lone toim to halt Pitt couldn t keep the Pantlici s under 39 points Heading the Pitt paiade of shooters Is Larry PafTrath. big sophomore forward who hns scored 69 points m five games However Mel Poit, another sophomore has been getting the praise foi his all-round floor-phy ar' Eddie Stialoski, a third yearling who sparked Pitt's win over Northwestern, has played but a minute since then CITY UFA RtCREATIO.N CENTER BASKETBALL LEAGULS Games baturdaj. Junior Division. Streamliners \s Comets, Armory, 10 A M St Rita Jis. vs North End Tigers, Armoiy, 10 40 Willow Imi Jrs vs Oglevees, Armory, 11 20 Young Men's Division Paramouits v s Greenwood Armory, 1 P M Daw son v s Pleasant Level, 1 40 P. M St Rita vs LeKeniinR Armory, 2 20 P M CITY 1VTA RECREATION CENTER BASKETBALL LEAGUES Junior Division W. Oglevee's Comets Willow Inn Jis North End Tigeis Streamliners St Rita Juniors 4 3 3 1 -, 1 L. 0 1 1 3 3 4 Pet. 1 000 750 750 250 250 000 Ynune Men's Division. Parimount Pleav-mt Level _ St Rita Dawson _ Greenwood _ Lcisenung W 4 . 3 L. 0 1 2 T 3 3 Pel 1 000 750 500 250 250 250 Connellavllle Recreation Center Independent volleyball team will travel to Wheeling, W, Va, Saturday evening, January 7, to meet the strong Wheeling Y Collegians at the Y. M C A. theie The locals are hopeful of their first win on the road at the expense of the Mountaineers. With his brilliant exhibition of sharp shooting last Saturday, netting Pleasant Level Dairy took a firm hold him 24 points, "Pat" Hasson of the on first piece for the scoring honors in the young men's division of the Center Basketball League, sending his total to 76 Jackie Kline of the Paramounts is second with 46 and Tony Marcondl of St, Rita third with 33 In the Junior group, Sammy Rowe climbed to first rung with 37 points, Al Bieshada second with 32 and Brady of the Comets third with 24. Pleasant Level leads in team scoring in the young men's group with 135 points while Oglevees Floral Shop leads in tho junior with 02 markers. Recreation Center Girls Ping-Pong League advanced into its sixth week of play with Team 3 setting the pncc with 99 wins and 51 losses for a per- rpnloge ot .000, On the winning combination arc Jean Howser, Dorothy Rowe, Viola Miller, Marion Barrett and Ruby ShuIU Second in the race is Team 2 with 8B wins against 04 leversals for a 073 percentage Included in the runnei-s-up lineup arc Edith Tulley, Isabel Met/gar Cumilli Bcrnaido, Caiolyn Grcaff and Kitm-jn Gulp Miss Jean Stauf- fci is m charge of the circuit Dodcers Hope Tade. BROOKLYN, Jan 6--Lairy Mac- Pliail's, hopes to srt a new single dny attendance lecord have faded now that the Giants li ive refused to ploy the Dodgers in a \ight game at Kb- betts Field Tayottc Appraiser. HARRISBURG, Jan 6--Harry H Nixon of Umontown has been appointed mercantile appraiser for Fayette county. BASKETBALL TONIGHT! SPISHAK CASKiS ·WEST VA. COLLEGIA'iE ALL STARS S 30--STATE ARMORY Preliminary, 7 15 Howitzer vs Scottdalc. 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