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J WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 193D. : DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILM3, PA. PAGE SEVEN". Basketball Basketball SPORTOR1ALS *·' By JOHN H. WHORIC. Snorts Editor ^"^ ·WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH .SCHOOL CIRCLES The Johnstown Democrat's article on the Flood City's 27-20 win over Connellsville said m part: "The combination of the Johnnies' raggedncss and the Cokers inexperience went to make up the poorest exhibition of the season as the locals scored their second league triumph. Standing out in the weird battle was Don McCoy, a mere 114-pounder who played a whale of a game at guard lor the Cokers. Playing as though his life depended on the outcome, McCoy furnished all the comedy and the major part of the action as he more than held his own against the much bigger Johnnies . . It was only because Coach Bill Dolde had his smallest and most inexperienced squad in a number of years that the Blue and Black was able to come out with a triumph". . . . Members of 'he Knoxvillc, Iowa, High basketball team went on a strike when the school ruled that they roust pay the regular student admission fee to games. . . . Jennie Umbel, the Coker band drum majorette with a million 1 dollar smile, is going to strut high, wide and handsome in Harrisburg with Billy Bishop's band in the Governor James inaugural parade. . . Chick Kramer, Monesscn sports editor, has written Ed Kennedy, Uniontown behemoth, a nasty letter about Uniontown's "W. P. I. A. L. champions" alter Monessen defeated them 25-23. Kennedy's bewailing Uniontown's black-listing, has been referring to the Maroon cagers as "W. P. I. A. L. and state champions," i wrote Phil Fair of the Monongahela Republican. So far Kennedy hasn't printed the communique, . . . Art Ruff, the ConnellsviHc grid coach, came in lor a big bouquet the other P. M. In a Pittsburgh Gazette. . Wally, our good man Friday, raises the question: Why are the ' high school players such lousy loul shooters' Just look at the games frittered away by the missed free pitches. Surely points from the free line count just as much as those from the field toward winning a game". . .. This is a rocky year for scholastic champions. . . . That North Belle Vernon club just won't be predictable. It started off the year by smashing Charleroi and then knocked oft Centers ille, favorite In Section 15, only to lose to a 33 to 31 decision in an overtime game to Ben- tlcyvillc. The outcome was that Redstone moved into a commanding position In the flag race. BITS HERE AND THERE · Fordham is trying to get the Minnesota Gophers in New York for a football date . . . Eddie Zivic collected a little over one grand for hi"! recent flght with Tony Canzoncrl in New York. He has been in Gotham rings 30 times . . . In 1937 when a hunter went into the state woods he saw on an average o£ 4 14 game birds and animals. In 1938, field reports of game protectors show he saw 5.1' or an increase of about 25 per -cn . . . The Azzi Hdtem System places Tennessee flrst in the 1938 collegiate football race with Notre Dame second and Texas Christian third . . . Eddie Vacheresse has taken ove: duties as varsity boxing coach a West Virginia University . . . Jack Dcmpsey, who has offered a job to Jess Willard from whom he won heavy title, employes nearly 500 persons in his restaurants and hot t . . Penned Howard \Brubaker in thi New Yorker: "This is the nappies season of the year for big league baseball. All the teams have strengthened themselves! immensely by trading each other their secom rate goods'*. .. Sweden sent a squat of 275 athletes by airlanc to the na lion's colors In the 1940 Olympics .. War Admiral Is to have a new ride uhcn he goes to post In the i50,00 Widcner Cup race ... We mu.' t deny the report that Jim Driscoll ami Ruoc Berwick offered to play a douole match with Don Budge and Ellswort: Vines in Pittsburgh the other nigh and were turned down because th pro performers won't pick on "oli men" ... Colonel Matt Winmis aim Sng for a 100,000 crowd at the 193 Kentucky Derby May 6. We want to make it clear tha basketball scoreshtcts submitted t The Courier must be accurate an complete in every respect and als legible otherwise they'll help cluttc a waste paper basket that fills quick ly . . . G. W. Rittenour of Pikcton Ohio, has been named president o: he newly organized United State Trotting Association with Frank L Wiswall of Albany, N. Y., cxocutiv vice-president and secretary . . . Th six-inch stymie rule adopted Ins year will be given arothcr trial, th 14-club rule will remain and th size of the golf ball will icmnm un changed, the U. S. Golf Associate decided. The six-Inch rule permit lifting, either by opponent or caddy If the ball is six inches avv.iy frci the cup or the other ball . . . . Jli Snydcr, football fullback and basko ball guard, Is the first Ohio Un vcrsity athlete to play on the gri and cage teams in the same yea since 1931 . . . Somerset Count Sportsmen's Association will elect o: fleers Thursday night . . . Nat Ho' man Is working on a new bnsketba attack which he will spring in Mad ison Square Garden in New York few weeks hence. It is presumaK modeled on the pivot-play oflcns his City College of New York tcatr used several years ago ... New Mcx co Military Institute Is bccomin famous as a developer of polo talen Its graduates now captain Southern California, Stanford, Arizona an Oklahoma. JACKETS LOST MORE BUT FANS ARE PLEASED Although their statistical record ows only four games won as com- ared to five lost and total points of to 122 by their foes, Waynesburg ollcgc grid fans are well satisfied the record of the Yellow Jackets uring 1838. In fact, in view of the circum- anccs which confronted Coach rank N. Wolf and the difficult chedule played, fans on the whole insider the record as a highly credit- blc one Loss of such veterans ns mold Kocpka, Billy McGlumphy, on Avcry, Bill Cummins, Russ arkovlna, Glenn Harshman and thers, coupled with a schedule which eluded two major foes in Fordham nd Duquesne, presented Coach Wolf 1th a combination of problems ·hich made his task anything but asy. The four triumphs were scored ver Geneva, Slippery Rock, West hester and Salem. The losses were Duquesne, Fordham, St. Vincent, Test Virginia Wesleyan and Niagara he win over West Chester was the irst for Waynesburg in the four-year erics. Those over Slippery Rock jeneva and Salem were repeats from he preceding season. Individual scoring honors went to Icginal "Squeak" Hiner, Newark T. J, freshman halfback who made 3 points--three touchdowns. Johnny tcfanic, another freshman and who ailed from Jefferson High, was econd with 14 points. In fact al .cores but two extra points kicked y Stan Walkowicz, were tallied by reshmen. Jack Hart, end, from 'ootcdalc, and Pete Mattls, fullback rom Masontown had two touch- owns each, Pete LcDonnc, back rom German township, had a touch- own and extra point and Eddie 'astin, halfback from Stowc Town- Up,' had one touchdown. The most encouraging feature 01 lie season was the brilliant work of everal freshmen such as Bob Brooks f Grcensburg, Hmcr, LoDonnc ilattis, Pastm and Stcfanic, all backs Hart, Nick George, guards, o Vaynesburg; Paul, center, of Mones- en; Tony Petri, center, and Joe Zenker, tackle, both of Hermmie 3iU Wilson, end, of Grcensburg, and i'ranfc Bielcvicz, center, of Stowi Township. Providing they all return Vaynesburg should have a bang-up minor college eleven next fall, as inly three veterans graduate, Co- Captains Bill Senior of Mt. Lebanon nnd Ray Hoffman of Fredericktown ind and guard, respectively, ttnc Chuck Stockum, of Carnegie, reserve ullback. Upper class veterans who will be jack next year, all of whom gave Ine service the past season, include Hike Baker' of Charleroi, quarter- jack; Joe Kowalski, of Sturgeon, lalfback; Tom Cimmella, guard, of ;rafton; Joe Lapkowicz, halfback, of flcKeesport; Mike Scibert, center, of Washington; Stan Walkowicz, tackle, Df Canonsburg; Jim Weir, guard, of Wcbstei; Bill and John Wiley, end and tackle, both of Wind Ridge. Home Five Sets Gait Until Last Frame When Veterans Click Glenn Stough Has Too Much Heighth for Tiny Local Players. REENSBURG HERE FRIDAY LOOKING AT ATHLETICS "I wonder why so many colleges that rose up and howled against subsidization of athletics and all the other ills that the late lamented Carnegie Foundation uncovered have about-faced and are accepting commercial sponsors for the radio rights a their football games'" writes Nick Kenny, New York radio editor. 'Could it be that the great institutions of learning consider it a crime for the atb'etlc to make a dollar in promoting their vast enterprises but are so certain that it is lovely for the 'dear old mater' to earn bigger dividends that they are falling all over each other lining up sponsors for next fall." Basketball is too fast for one official according to Joe Epstein, a Knoxvillc, Tenn., referee, who says the rule markers succeeded in their attempt to speed up the game. As a matter of fact they have succeeded so well they are leaving the officials behind. "Keeping an eye on 10 non- staling young men rifling the ball from one end of the court to the other and galloping around like antelopes is a two-man job in any league. Why, we've got to be in bct- eter condition than the playcis to keep up the pace," Epstein said. Connellsville High's basketball quintet los'. its third consecutive W. P. I. A. L. game in Section 8 Tuesday night at the local gym when Norwin High surged into the lead in the last quarter after trailing for more than two periods to cop a 28-22 decision. The Cokcr youngsters kept a large crowd of tans at a frenzied pitch throughout by sweeping aside a thice-pomt deficit at the end of the first canto and going into a lead they didn't relinquish until the final quarter. It was a nip nnd tuck batlc the whole way with the little Cokers displaying an offensive and defensive team play their .larger opponents hadn't been expecting Glenn Stough, si\ foot four Norwin center, was one of the "big" reasons why the Orange and Black attack bogged down In the flnal period. It seemed that every time the ball rebounded from the banking board the big fellow was there to get it and if it was at the Cokcr basket it stopped the locals offensive while at the Norwin basket he cither got a shot himself or was able to pass to a mnle in the open. Lewis opened the scoring by taking a pass from Soisson and dropping the ball into the net from in front Seconds later Cole tied it with a goal from the field Stough batted in a rebound to put Norwin out in front. The locals didn't get another double-decker in the flrst period but made each of their four Tree tosses to trail, 9-6. Furtncy and Mansberger were substituted for Evans and Reed at the start of the second period and the Cokcr oflensc began to click. Furtncy and Lewis sank fouls to tic the score at 9-0 and then Furtncy stole the ball, dubblcd in and put he ball in but the referee ruled he hid double dribbled and refused to .How the score but seconds later Mansberger sent one through the cords from the side and the Cokers were out in front Mansbcrger found ;he range again before Kifer sank a free toss to end the scoring in the first half with the Orange and Black leading 15-11. Stough and Pie'rcc tallied sever markers for Norwin in the thirc quarter while Furtncy, with five, accounted for all the Cokcr point-getting Sloan, scoreless the flrst three quarters, broke into the column with a pair of field goals and Norwin was out in front again to stny. Fndry night Grecnbburg High, defending champoms and undefeated in league piny this season, uill be a the Coker gymnasium m a game expected to diaw a capacity crowd The line-ups: Executive board of Spokane Alumni Association of Washington State College Is advocating pay for football players. It unanimously adopted a icsolutlon "recommending . that in its budget provisions be made for adequate compensation to football players so that Washington State College may again attain its high place m coast football competition nnd thereby continue to provide athletic facilities for the entire student body" State finished last m 1938 m the Pacific Coast Football Conference. Basketball Scores Unlontown 38, Brownsville 20 McKeesport 40, Glassport 18 Clairton 35, Elizabeth 24. Gorges 33, South Union 29. North Union 39, Mapletown 20. Waynesburg 38, Claysvillc 22. Carnegie Tech 55, Pitt 50 Slippery Rock 30, California 28 Geneva 46, Bethany 37. Westminster 65, Grove City 42. Thlel 34, Allegheny 30. DePauw 32, Earlham 20 Duke 39, Clemson 33 William-Mary 48, Virginia 38. Davidson 37, South Carolina 24 Connc!Is\ Hie Evans, f - - t SoisFon, c Lewis, g McCoy, g Furtney, f Mansberger, 1 Sloan, K -Glass, g Totals . N'onUn W. Mowery, f -- Pieice, I .-Stough, c Cole, g Sloan, g F. Mo\v cry, f - . Kifer, g G. 0 . 0 0 - 0 .3 -2 .2 .._ 1 ._ 7 G. -- 1 3 4 __. 1 _ 2 0 . . 0 F. 0-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-4 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-12 K. 1-2 0-0 3-4 0-6 020 1-2 1-2 W. P. I. A. L, CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION FOUR Yesterday's Results. Monesscn 44; Donora 25 Charleroi 37; California 25. Standing- of the Clubs, W. L. Charleroi _ 2 0 Monesscn .-- 2 0 rtonongahela 1 1 Jrownsville 1 1 Donora _ 0 2 California -- 0 2 Games Friday. California at Donora Charleroi at Brownsville. Pet. 1000 1.000 .500 .500 .000 ,000 SECTION NINE Yeslcrdaj's Results. Johnstown 32; Jcannettc 26 Nonvln 28; Connellsville 22. Grccnsturg 17; Latrobc 10. i Sl.imllmr of the Clubs. W. L. Johnstown 3 0 Grecnsburg 2 0 2 1 Scottdalc Jeanncttc Latrobe Connellsville __ 1 ._ 1 . - 0 0 Pel. 1000 1 000 .66' .500 .333 .000 000 Games Friday. Jcannctte at Latrobe Grcensburg at Conncllcvlllc. Scottdale at Johnstown. SECTION 15 Yesterday's Results. Redstone 54; Ellsworth. IB. East Bethlehem 35; German 29. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. _ 3 _ 2 Redstone -. - Bcntleyville North Belle Vernon _ 1 German _ 1 East Bethlehem . . . 1 Centervillc - - --_ 1 Ellsworth - 1 East Pike Run 0 ret 1 000 .66' .500 .500 .500 500 .333 000 EAST HUNTINGDON UPSETS DEkRY TOWNSHIP PASSERS Special to The Courier. ALVERTON, Jan. 11.--The boys nnd girls at East Huntingdon Township High were busy today digging nto the archives to find out how ong it has been since the Alvcrton quintet has turned in a victory in W. P. I. A. L basketball competition after the club had spilled Larry Sullivan's Derry Township Golden Tornadoes, 21 to 22, at the local gym Tuesday night in Section 15. Alvcrton-got away to a 10-2 lead in the flrst quarter and never surrendered the edge although the visitors whittled it down to the narrowest of margins. The score lit the half was 14-10 and at the close of the third peroid was 18-17 but Coach George frethy's boys helped the margin to the end. A cursory examination of the records Indicate that this Is Alvcrton's second victory in basketball competition since J Owen Huntsman went to Eailham College at Richmond, Ind , more than three years ago The win is expected to provide the locals with a spark that will make the going tough for other foes in the section The summary: East Huntingdon G. Novolny, f _____ 2 Clausncr, f ___ F. Pts. Bales, c , Ottcnberg, g Pcrcosky, g Totals 4 2 1 , 2 11 Non-scoring substitute -- Pytlak Derry Township J. Johnson, f ._. Iglehouse, f . Novak, c C. Johnson, g ... Gulas, g Torrero, f . Mdoy, f G. 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 F. Pts. IN OVERTIME LEAGUE TILT Wild Scoring Game Is Taken in First Extra Period, 42-40. ROSTRAVER TWP. IN GROUP LEAD 0 I 4 10 2 4 Totals ,, _ 9 4 -22 Non-sco.'ing substitute--Bilomch. Score by quai ITS' East Huntingdon _ 10 4 4 6--24 Dciry Township - . 2 8 7 5--22 Referee--Lynch. ' Negro Fiuhtcr Hurt. Verne P ittcrson, Chicago Negro welterweight, was reported in a fair condition aftci suffering a btain concussion during u bout with Indian Billy Lee of Milwaukee He col- Inpsed in the ling Given Camp Trophy. Da^ey O'Brien, Texas Christian's ill-Amcrican quarterback, was pic- dented the Walter Camp memorial trophy by the Touchdown Club in Washington. Fight Over Galcnto. Herm.tn Taylor, Philadelphia obstacle to control of the heavyweight boxing situation by Mike Jacobs, insisted that Two-Ton Tony Galento was under agreement with him for bis next flght even though Jacobs wjs trying to book the bcci guzzler for February 24. Taylor said Jacobs could only use Galento if he lined up Lou Nova ns his opponent. Arizona Coach Quits. Orian Landrcth, Arizona U. football coach during 1938, has resigned. Dunbnr Township High's bas- kelccri triumphed by a margin of two pomtsjin one of the most exciting games of the year to stay m the thick of the flag lace in Section 17, defeating Scwickley Township at Heimime by a score of 42 to 40 in an extra period. It was a wild scoring fray that saw neither quintet get a single point from the chanty zone while a toUl of 41 double-deckers were tossed through the net, Leiscnring tallying one more than the home Sewickley bunch. Herchko plunged the ball through the hoop after 45 seconds of play m the overtime stanza to give the Red and Black the needed margin o£ vie- ' tory H had been a hot fight all of the way with the scores being dejdlockcd at the close of foui consecutive quarters of action While Dupbar was turning back Hermimc, Rosttavcr Township took command of the pennant gait with a 33 to 25 triumph over West Newton at the Hornets gym while South Huntingdon tripped Fayctte City, 38 Continued on Page Ten. Games Thursday. North Belle Vernon at German Redstone at East Bethlehem SECTIOV 17 Yesterday's Results. S Huntingdon 38, Fayette City 30 Rostravcr 33; West Newton 25. Perry 43; Belle Vernon 17. Dunbar 42; Scwickley 40. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Hostravcr ._ 3 0 West Newton 2 1 Perry . _ . _ . . . 2 1 Dunbar . -- 2 1 South Huntingdon - 2 l Fayctto City I 2 Belle Vernon . 0 3 Sewickley ,, _ , 0 3 Pet. 1.000 .067 .667 .667 .667 .333 .000 000 Pis 0 3« 3 S 4 4 2 22 Pts. 3 6 U 2 4 1 1 Totals II 6-16 28 Non-scoring substitute--Bridge. Scoring by quarters: Conrellsville _ 6 9 5 2--22 Norwin S 2 7 10--28 Referee--Hoskins Ray Ruffo Beaten. Ray Ruffo of Connellsville Recreation Center lost a decision to Billy Martzo, Pittsburgh Boys' Club, in thiee lounds in the 126-pound novice class In the amateur boxing diamond belt tournament in Pittsburgh. Ira Biant of Somerset was knocked out in 35 seconds of the second round by Arthur Hurdy, Pennsylvania State Tnming School, in the 160-pound class. Casc%s Travel Tonight, The Casey basketball dribblers meet the strong Plttsbuigh Plate Glass quintet tonight at Tarcntum. They will make a home appearance Friday at State Armory in a dual bill featuring the Paramounts and Howitzers in the preliminary contest. \\lns Los Ansclcs Open. Jimmy Dcmaret of Houston, Texas, who gambled when all the lules of tournament golf said he should have placd safe, won the $5,000 Los Angeles open golf meet with an aEgremte of 274 svrokes, one over iecoid Games Friday. West Newton at Fayctte City. Sewlckley at Rostravcr. South Huntingdon at Belle Vernon. Perry at Dunbar. FAYEXTE-GREENE LEAGUE Yesterday's Results. Georges 33; South Union 29 North Union 39; Mapletown 20. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Pet. Georges _ _ _ _ _ 3 0 1000 Point Marion 1 0 1.000 NoVth Union 2 1 .667 South Union 1 1 .500 Immaculate Ccpt. . 0 2 .000 Maplotown, _ 0 3 .000 Game Tonight. Point Marion at Immaculate Conception. Point Marion, Owls Will Play Here Tonight Immaculate Conception H i g h School basketball team is host tonight at State Armory to the fast- stepping Point Marion quintet in R Faettc-Grcene County League tilt Thc»Owls have a tough assignment in tonight's battle but Conch Earl Trump's lads seem to play their best when the odds aie greatest. The showing of the local aggregation this season has not been brilliant but a certain Improvement Is noted from game to game. The I. C. Junior Varsity \\ill be featured m a preliminary contest starting at 7'15 o'clock with the main attraction scheduled to get under-wa'y at 8 15 o'clock. Flier Legally Dead. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11.--Amelia Earhart, noted woman flier who dis- appeaicd on an around-thc-u orld flight in the summer of 1937, has been declared legally dead at the request of her husband, Geoigc Palmer Putnam, who received her personal effects Your Old Cleaner Now's the time to trade-in your old electric cleaner . . . and SAVE substantially! 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