The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 5, 1938 · Page 9
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 5, 1938
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5,103S. THE DAIL.7 COURIER, CONNKLLSVll^L-li), PA. PAGE NINE. Basketball Basketball Sporforiab By JOHN H. WHOKIC Sports Editor 20 YEARS OF BASKETBALL As Conncllsville High swings into its 20th season of basketball competition to the Western Pennsylvania Interseholastic Athletic League, we turn back the years to recall some of the accomplishments of the Orange and Black quintets cf yore. | The Cokers' flrst season--1918-1919 --found the club in Section 2 with Sewicklcy, Turtle Creek, Braddock, Shadyside and Johnstown and the spirited competition saw the locals finishing second in the Hag race with eight victories and four defeats as Braddock sped to the gonfalon with but one setback, that dished out by the Orange and Black, a 39-24 trimming on the gym here that cut a winning spree of nine straight games. Eleven exhibition tii ts were carded and only one of these vas lost in that flrst year, that by one point to Nor- wm. The season saw the locals, coached by Fred A. Bode, winding upvwith 18 wins as against five defeats. Conncllsville had enrolled in the W. P. I. A. L. in 1814 but because it had no floor in the school deferred participating in the sport until after it had occupied the new High School building on the Monday alter Thanksgiving in 1917. However, that winter was given over to independent games and the following season saw the Cokers swinging into action in league play. George Strublc and Bill Lyons were the forwards, Jimmy McCon- ncll jumped center and Johnny Moore and Joe McConnell were the guards. The reserves were Fred Banner, William "Doc" Buttermore, Buff Bufano, Beany Menefcc, Bus Durnell and J. Howard (Crusie) Robinson. It was" a great combination, and one thai had to do a lot of traveling --by train. This was in the days when automobiles had not become popular means of transportation and playing away Jrom homo meant riding trains--to the Pittsburgh district and as far East as Johnstown. Johnstown, which has re-entered the league and comes here on Friday night m a Section 9 game, played in Connellsville on the afternoon of February 11. The tilt was scheduled for Friday, January 17, but owing to the death of Miss Catherine Smith, School Board secretary, it^was postponed No other time was suitable so the game was booked lor on afternoon, the Cokers taking a 38 to 17 triumph, only to bow later at Johnstown, 29 to 26. The summary for that year follows: ' ,, , ·Cokers 46, Sewicklcy 28, home. . 'Cokcrs 23, Turtle Creek 34, away, " "Cokers 25, Braddock 35,-away. Cokers 31, Norwin 32, home. ·Cokers 31, Shadyside 8, away. ·Cokers beat Sewickley, away, no score listed. Cokers 59, West Newton 29, home. ·Cokers 36, Shadyside 19, home. ·Cokers 39, Braddock 24, home. ·Cokers 38; Johnstown 17, home. Cokers 45, Dunbar Township 0, home. ·Cokers 28, Wiikmsburg 38, away ·Cokers 54, Wiikmsburg 31, home. Cokers 34, Scottdalc 20, away. ·Cokers 32, Turtle Creek 26, home. Cokers 39, Norwin 36, away. ·Cokers 20, Johnstown 29, away. Cokers 34, Scottdnle 28, home. Cokers 26, Dunbar Township 14, away. Cokers 40, Greensburg 30, home. Cokers 56, Duqucsne University High 20, home. Cokers 27, Latrobe 22, away. Cokers 47, Latrobe 23, home. (·denotes league games) Jeanriette Is Turned Back As Allie Luczak, Establishes Record Veteran Star Sinks Ten Consecutive Shots From Free Line JOHNSTOWN HERE FRIDAY The Connellsvillc High Sehool basketball team made its debut in Section 9 of the W. P. I. A. L !nst night with a hard carried victory at Jeanncltc, 42-36. The Cokers jumped into an early lead and maintained a wide margin the entire game, slacking up in their offensive in the final quarter as the fast pace began to tell 'Allie" Luczak set n record as he converted 10 tries from the foul line in succession Later he added another one to run his total to 11 out of 14 attempts Luczak led his mates in the nuri- bcr of field goals, scoring six, while Showman, his running mate, had difficulty in finding the hoop. Marakas, who hasn't featured much the scoring to date, contributed four double-deckers. The work of Stipa, guard, was greatly improved. He did a lot more faking and feinting and broke for the basket with the speed and ease of a veteran that resulted in two field goals. ' The Jeannette cage mentor attempted to wear down the Cokers as he alternated two complete teams. Coach Dolde thwarted this move by making replacements to give his lads a breathing spell. Murray, Evans and McCIure were the lads that plnyed n major role in the victory inasmuch as they did credible defense work, while the varsity players were being rested. Friday evening the Johnstown High School quintet will make its appearance in this city. The Flood City teams In the past have always furnished real opposition and the 1938 team will be no exception. The line-up. Conncllsville G. F, Ptf. Showman, t 3 0 6 Luczak, 1 C 11 23 Marakas, c -4 0 Olszcwski, g " 0 0 Stipa, g 2 1 5 Totals 15 12 42 Non-scoring substitutes--Murray, Evans, McCIure. Jeannette G. F. Pta. BITS HERE AND TIIEKE It was the 29th season of basketball competition In the W. P. I A. L. that got under way last night, . . Nick Sanlc, 54, of Uniontown, E. D., C. J. Rockwell, C6, of Masonlown, Joseph Santc, 28, of Phillips and Raymond Garlick, 46, oi South Connellsville were the first four to take out 1938 fishing licenses. . . Barbara Clark, who for nine years had charge of physical education for girls in the public schools, has gone to Bradford and js succeeded by Gene Swartz of Dcrry. · · Reorganized Hollywood Turf Club which is building a $2,000,000 track at Inglcwood, Cal, has received a license to conduct a 33- day race meeting beginning June 11 and ending July 23. . . 20th Century Club Is trying to arrange a welterweight championship fight n March between Barney Boss, welter king, and Lou Ambers, lightweight titleholder. . . T\vo changes in the rules to aid the offense were approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association's rules committee. One provided for moving the ball in 15 yaids from the sidelines instead of 10. The other allows more leeway for passing near the goal line by ti eating anj forward pass, excepting on fourth down, that falls incomplete behind the goal line a» though it had struck the ground on the field of ptay. . . The Cokers' 1938 grid schedule was announced today by Larry Lerew. The boys are going to turn into Night Riders . . School Board arranged with Director Campbell to pay basketball oflcials light after games instead of compelling them to wail until after the directors meet and pass on it Tragesser, f Stcincr, t Hohn, c Broker, g Walters, e Lander, f Crowcll, g Totals 8 36 Non-scoring substitutes -- Kelly, Kohl, Cataldo Scoring by quarters' Conncllsville -- -15 13 10 Jeannette _ _ 11 4 16 Referee--Samuels 4--42 5--36 Pleasant Valley Fighters Using City Recreation Center Dr. Herrington's Pleasant Valley A C boxers arc using the facilities of the Connellsvillc WPA Recreation Center to condition themselves for the Pittsburgh diamond belt tournament which is scheduled for next week at Duqucsne Garden. Klingonsmith, the ace of the good doctor s squad worked out under the direction of Billy Carter and will re- mam here the entire wcc'k tiauung nightly at the center located at, 110 South Arch street Klmgcnsmith, who rates the best amateur 147- pounder in Fayettc county, was well plCcased with the center tiauung facilities and the expert advice furnished by Carter. Tonight, Doctor Hernngton will bring over five more of his boys to work out with local boxers These training sessions arc free to the public and it is hoped that they will help to stimulate interest in the game which once flour- ishc'd locally but which in recent years for some unknown reason has lost favor Twelve Recreation Center boxers ha\c been entered in the diamond belt tournament but laek of interest on the pait of the local boxers 11 no doubt cut down this cntrj Pool Bill in Fossil Area. COALINGA, Cal, Jan 5--In region here where skeletons of mastodons .md other prehistoric anim ils have been uneai tiled, the strangest excavation lias bucn midc It is i pool ball still bearing the mimbei H It has been identified ns coming fioni Coalmen's, flrst pool hall some time before 1900 * Srwicklc) Assistant Coicli. WEST NEWTON, Jan 5--John Bruno, Herrmmo, was elected as- sisUnt conch of Scwicklej Township W. P. I. A. League Summaries feECTION 9 Yesterday's Results. Connellsville 42, Jeannette 36 Greensburg 32; Mount Pleasant 18 Norwin 50, Scottdale 21. Johnstown 43, Latrobe 21. Games Friday. Johnstown at ConncllsviHe Jc.mncttc at Scottdalc Norwin at Greensburg Mount Pleasant at Latrobe SECTION 10 Dunbar 34; Youngwood 24. Derry Township 38; Ligonicr 12 Dcrry 34, East Huntingdon 18 Games Friila. E-ist Huntingdon at Ligonier Youngwood at Deny. Hurst at Dunbar Township Dunbar Township High disposed of one of the big contenders for honors in Section 10, W. P. I A League, in defeating Youngwood by a score of 34 to 24 at the railroaders' gymnasium Tuesday night as the askclball compeltion get under w ay. Youngwood had been counted on o make a big bid foi the gonfalon mt Lcisenring No* 1 completely dominated pla, getting 15 field goals and four fouls .is the home club rung up but nine double-deckers and seven free tosses The two Dcrry--boiough md ownship--entries came through with flying colors, the townshippers spili- ng Ligonier by n score of 38 to 12 md the borough knocking oft East Huntingdon by a 34-18 count in the other sectional encounter Hurst, dling in league competition, went down to defeat before St Vincent Preps by a^ score of 42 to 29 The summary. Dunbar G r. Pis. Yourich, f 3 1 7 'avlosky, f 4 2 10 rlasson, c 2 0 4 Herchko, g 3 0 6 [luband, g 3 0 6 Szcpesi, g O i l SECTION 18 Yesterday's Results. Belle Vcinon 37; Fayctte City 18. Rostravcr 35; Perry Township 28 Sewickley 43; South Huntingdon 16 Game Thursday. Fayette City at Perry Township. Totals Youncwood Crosby, t - Stotlor, f . . J Brandt, c . J. Brandt, K . Olscn, g Jones, g SECTION 14 Yesterday's Kcsulls. Point Marion 27; Redstone 18 Georges 41; Mnplctown 19. South Union 40; German 20 Games Friday. Georges at B-idstonc. South Union nt Mapletown North Union at German. SECTION' 4 Yeitcrdas'i Results. Moncssen 28; Umontown 26. Donora 45; Charlerol 34 Brownsville 34, Monongahcla 21. Games Friday. Uniontovvn at Charleroi California nt Monongahela Brownsville at Moncssen. SCOTTDALE CONQUERED BY NORWIN Special to Its* Courier. SCOTTDALE, Jan. 5.--Scottdale High's basketcers suffered n decisive 50 to 21 setback at Norwin Tuesday night in the flrst round of Section 8 as the Norwm quintet began its defense of the divisional gonfalon. The summary Norwin G. F. Pts. Funk, I 0 0 Coles, t 7 1 StoURh, c 6 3 Darby, K 2 0 Ridl, g 4 2 Pierce, f , 3 0 4 34 F. Pt» --0 1 _2 _2 0 Totals Score by periods: Dunbar . _ Youngwood . Referee--Lynch 7 14--34 8 8--24 kostraver Trips Perry In Inaugural Perry Towns lip proved to be a touth outfit for the Rostraver Township High quintet, favorites to annex the flag in Section 18, as the Commodores went down to defeat by a 3528 score Tuesday night in the opening game of the W. P I. A L at the Pricedile gym Thursday afternoon finds the Commodores plajmg host to Tnyctte City in a league tilt Scwickley Township won over South Huntingdon Township by a score of 43 to 1C while Belle Veinon had an easy time knocking off Fay- ettc City, 37 to 18, in the other league contests. "West Newton played nn exhibition game, defeating North Belle Vernon, 24 to 18, on its home floor. The summary. Perry G F. Pts. Wilkic, f 3 Frency, f 3 Rollins, c 2 Hozenic, g 3 Baker, g 0 Stntuzla, J 0 Totals Rostraver Love, f Cowan, f Coulson, c Dudgeon, g 11 G 6 28 F. Pts. 1 3 2 4 1 5 4 10 Dunbar Township High To Dedicate New Coker Park Friday, October 7 CGKER GRID CARD NEXT FALL Connellsville High School's football schedule for next season was announced by Faculty Manager Joseph A Lcrtw as follows- Friday. September 9, Uast Bethlehem Township, home, night. Friday, September 16, .Mount Pleasant, away, night Friday, Scpumc i 23, German Township, home, night. Saturdaj, October 1, Latrobe, away, afternoon Friday, October 7, Dunbar Township, home, night--dedication of stadium. Friday October 14, Washington, home, night -$i*J52 Fiiday, October 21, Scottdale, home, night. Saturday, October 29, Uniontown, aw-.ay, afternoon. Saturday, November 5, Norwin, home, afternoon Saturday, November 12, Immaculate Conception, home, afternoon. Thompson, Fisher, t Turner, f Totals 12 11 35 Score by periods: Perry . 11 4 7 Rostrav er . 5 10 13 6--28 7--35 Looking for Bargains? If so, read the advertising columns Parochials Scheduled for Last Fray Saturday, November 12. TEAM TO TRAVEL FOR THREE TILTS Connellsvillc High School will play six football games at night next fall, live of them at the new stadium on the South Side and one away while two afternoon games will be staged at home and two abroad, to the 1938 schedule made public today by Faculty Manager Joseph A Lcrew. The season will begin earlier--the first game is on September 9--and will come to a close two weeks earlier In order to avoul the unfavorable weather during the end of November. Dunbar Township High hns been selected for the dedication of the new athletic plant with the gome scheduled for Friday night, October 7. Heretofore the two elevens have clashed on Thanksgiving Day but there is to be no more Turkey Day classics The Orange and Black w ill journey to Mount Pleasant for a night game and then plays in the afternoon at Latiobe and Uniontown The floodlight schedule ends with the Scottdale tilt as Norwin and Immaculate Conception High will be encountered on successive Saturdays. It will be the first time that the Cokers and paiochials have met in athletic competition Totals _. Scottdalc Bycrs, f _ Zearlcy, f Bybel, c . Graft, g Skemp, g White, g _ 22 G. 0 0 _ 0 3 1 . 0 F. Fts Totals Score by periods: Not win Scottdalc Referee -- John. 13 21 fl 15 19 5 3 1 7-- aO 12--21 Westinghouse, Owls Will Play This Evening Fans will be treated to the first double-header basketball attraction of the season tonight at Stale Armory. In the first game at 7-45 o'cloc't the Immaculate Conception High Sehool \%ill make its Urst appcir- arcc befoie home followcis when it collides with the sliong Kockwoud High School to im of Somerset count- tj The On Is, eomposcd mostly of underclassmen, stalled out slowlj but have been showing much im- piovcmcnt m practice sessions lately The second game brings tofiethei Wcstinghotist r.aytttc eountv cliam- pmns (if I'lJO-'iT, md tlu fast stepping Al Dufly Athletic Club of McKcospoit, citj chnmpionb of 1936-37 The loc il elub lost a seven- point decision to the Tubeis last Friday and will be out fot revenge. The D u f f j s have a very strong club tint plajcd 15 g \rncs and lost but two games i one-point decision to tlu Lthcnv of Pittsbiugli and the olhi High School lo help Vic Vassia l i e , to n,e I'.ttsbmgli Pn uc profc=MOn u had been aiding the coach but h i d t c i m Last Saturd-n the Duffv 3 dc- not been on the psyiol! 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