The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1939 · Page 7
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Tuesday, January 17, 1939
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17,1939. rnn DAILY PA. PAGE SEVEN. I Bask Basketball Basketball SPORTORIALS ^»^ By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor ^^ WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES Derry Township High isn't going any place fast in Section 13 this year so Larry Sullivan is planning for the future, filling his squad with underclassmen who are going to be around for a year or two ... "When the Con- ncllsville Cokers are through a few more games they are going to make it unpleasant for all teams in Section 9 this winter," penned Bob Hunter, the Greensburg P. M. scribe. "The Cokcrs, with n green squad, have extended both the Johnstown and Norwin fives who were hard pressed to win" . . . Ramsay High of Mount Pleasant will take' its wrestling team to Grccnsburg on January 19 and then play host on February 28 .... Pip Booth of Redstone Township High Is trying to fill November 11 on its 1939 footoall calendar . . . Washington had gross receipts of $9,073.34 last football season yet wound up in the hole in the amount of $563.34. The Little Prexics collected a flat $100 guarantee for playing in Con- ncllsville. The biggest home gate was $2,682,!1 when New Castle was the attraction ... Windber prefers to play Johnstown on Armistice Day or Thanksgiving Day and not on October 1, the FJood City was Informed as the discussion continued on the proposal 1o advance the football scrap . . . The heavy snowstorm and high wind that drifted the roads Friday caused postponement of the Dcr- ry Township-Youngwood game ot the letter's gymn In Section 13 Wonder'just how far a coach expects to get with five "Iron men" in basketball? Reserves-should get us much experience as possible because the four-personal foul rule still prevails . . . Brownsville High officials indicate they are not going to quibble with Donora over the matter of fatter guarantees because both Connellsville and Pittsburgh Central Catholic wan n spot on the 1939 calendar. Uniontown, too, is asking for more money We understand the Brownies inaugurated a new wrinkle in "pay" for scholastic football players when members of this year's club who wil graduate next June were given sea son passe:; for next fall's gridiron games at home ... Jeanncttc knockc.' off a highly touted Latrobc quintet the other night. As Ray Wild's boys _ were thinking how they were going to overtake the three pacers-Greensburg, Johnstown and Norwin --^-Jeanriette got down to some serious work and walked off with n surprise victory. It's always nood business to take care of today's game and tomorrow's will take care of itself. BITS HERE AND THERE The mother of Phar Lap, CASEYS WHIP PITTSBURGH D E C I S I V E L Y that High School ""Swimmers .Get Down to Work HARRISBURG, Jan. 17.--Pennsylvania's scholastic swimming stars opened serious training today with receipt ot 1938-39 swimming regulations from the State Interscholastic Athletic Association. "While more high schools than ever . before promise to produce exceptional swimmers and divers this year, those perennial tank rivals, Allentown and Erie Strong Vincent again are expected to dominate the Eastern and Western regions respectively. While the scholastic natators compete only for individual honors, AUentown and Erie' Strong Vincent have consistently produced the largest number of tank stars. The Erie swimmers last year ended Allentown's long-standing, although un, official, schoolboy tank supremacy. Last year the northwestern State swim aces rolled up an unofficial team score of 50 points to Allentown's 37. York, promising to sparkle In the water again this year; Coates- vllle and Erie Academy trailed in order. The State swim championships will be held at State College again in March, but no date has been set. Neither have definite dates been reached for the Eastern and Western regional meets from which finalists are selected. ' The PIAA said State championship contestants will compete in eight events, ranging from the 40 yard event to the 220 yard free style race. Each district committee, officials were Informed, shall select two men for each individual event and two relay teams to represent the district In regional events. Five men in each individual event six in diving), and three relay teams sre to be qualified at each regional meet for championship competition. Earlier, wrestling and gymnastics regulations wcr« mailed to the PIAA member schools. State scholastic mat championships will be held at State College. State scholastic mat championships will be held at State College March 17-18." Outstanding change in the wrestling rules is elimination ol the headlock "in its futile and injurious form" chiefly to prevent "cauliflower ears" from starting in the Commonwealth's high schools. No date has yet-been set for the gymnastics championships to be held for the fourth time. Teat Australian race horse which lied under mysterious circumstances in America several years ago, vas just a plain old country black mare . . . Norway, from December until May, saves shoe leather for old md young travel, work and play on skis . . . Clay Hopper, former mana- ;er of Scottdale in the Middle At- antie and Greensburg in the Pcnn tate Association, has been named manager of the Columbus, Go., club n the Southeastern League of the St. Louis Cardinals. Hopper had managed Springfield, Mo., in ' the Western Association, getting second and fourth places but winning the round-robin playoff for the circuit crown .. . The latest "news bulletin' is that Jock Sutherland has "decided" to stay at Pitt, bowing to the pleas of his friends that he change his mind about leaving/ The future, however, may change his mind . . , Overholt Distillery will have a girls basketball team on the floor soon and the lassies ej.pcct to draw some big crowds as their club will rate among the best in the Fay-Wes zone, Mrs. I. D. Harr, the quintet's booking manager, tells us ... Brooklyn has added Dayton of the Mid-Atlantic Pine Bluff's Ark., of the Cotton States and Clean, N. Y., of the new Northwestern New York ani Amerlcus ot the Georgia-Florida to its farm system . . . Athletic Dean Charles W. Mayser of Franklin . Marshall College said the Natlona Collegiate Association's a n n u a wrestling tournament would be held at Lancaster March 17-18 . . . Aftc losing to Clarence (Red) Burman o Baltimore, Jack Dempscy's protege for his fifth defeat on American soil, Tommy Fair of Wales probably has come to the conclusion h couldn't win a boxing match in th good old U. S. A. even with a shot gun . . . Ernie Davis, a veteran guard, left the Wisconsin basketbal team because of the press of clajs work in his medical course, A homc-and-home scries of gri tilts with the Gamecocks of Univcr -'ty of Southern California beglnnln Ytober 27 was announced by Ath otic Director Roy M. Hawley. The vlll play this fall at Orangcburg, S C. The club has been booked fo 1940 and 1941 . . . National Associa tion of Stole Racing ·Commissioners recommended that owners of stim ulated horses be deprived of purse von in an' effort to stop tamperin with horses . . . Max Schmeling in sists he's planning to return to activ joxing, saying the knockout at th lands of Joe Louis won't stop him Jevelopments in Germany indicat icwever, Maxle better be careful o 10 won't have a head . . . Manage Joe McCarthy of the Yanks will al end the annual sports roundup an janquet in Pittsburgh February 19 I honor of Pie Traynor, Pirates man ager; Chilly Doyle, baseball write _ocals on Rampage to Drub Plate Glass Passers, 56 to 37. : REDDIE MILLER LEADS SCORERS The Casey Club humbled the Pitts- urgh Plate Glass quintet, 56-37 Monday night at State Armory be- ore a large crowd. Paced by Freddie Miller, the Caseys sparkled in a thrilling fashion s they quickly built up a 33-10 lead t half time. The locals used eight slayers and all scored two or more Mints. The visitors refused to quit and ifter the intermission played in- pircd ball to outscore the winners 27 to 23. The line-ups: Caseys G. F. Ils. W. Miller, f 5 0 10 iasson, f 1 o f . Miller, c 7 ' 1 15 Jones, g 0 0 0 Spotovich, g 4 2 10 Schrum, f 5 2 12 31ascy, g 1 3 Qulnn, g 0 2 Sammy 'Ansott Matched. Sammy Angott, formerly of Washington, Pa., but now fighting out o: Louisville, Ky., was matched to flght Joey Ferrando of New Jersey, in a 10-round bout in Pittsburgh on Jan uary 23. Pitt Teams Travel. Pitt's winter sports teams will have traveled some 12,000 miles before tpring and will have taken part in 52 contests, in 18 different cities. Bill Kern, Carnegie grid pilot, an Marshall Goldberg, Pitt's all-Amer lean grid star . . . The Skibo clevc lad a nice compliment paid it wtv Dovey O'Brien, the Texas Christian all-Amcrican football pitcher, said was the best football team and ha Sea the nicest bunch of fellows , biscuit is listed 5-1 to win the San Anita handicap . .. American Leagu umpires get $300 and expenses fo guessing them in spring trninin games . . . Some of baseball's mogu don't quite like the quick way t! Cubs owners signed Dizzy Dean, tl "seven-game sensation" of 1938, fo 20 grand. Players who were man times more valuable than Jerome 1 are sure to base their 1939 salary di mands on Dean's big pay which w: cause the owners plenty of heai aches. Already Buck Newsom ot th Browns, who wdn 20 games for seventh-place club, is using Dean check as a basis for his dissatisfai lion. Legion Cenncll Wednesday. Westmoreland County Council the American Legion will me Wednesday night at Mission Inn nei Latrobe. Totals Plttsbureh 3. McCormick, f Beaver, f Uiik, c lusa, g Zilla, g Thomas, f Laurent, g . 23 G. _3 _2 56 10 F. 0 1 1 2 12 0 0 1 Totals . 16 5 Non-scoring substitute--Pico. Score by quarters: Coscys _ . __. 10 14 10 13--56 Pittsburgh _ . - . 5 5 10 17--37 Referee--Jack Hart. Umpire--Harbnugh. JUNIOR VARSITY SUFFERS INITIAL SETBACK OF YEAR The previously unbeaten Connells- vllle Junior High quintet suffered its. first' defeat Friday night when Grcensburg made, a fourth quarter spurt to win, 28-19. The Brown and White simply had too much helghth for thft locnl aggregation and it gradually wore them down. Trailing by eight points at halftime, the Cokers pulled within three points of tying the score by the end of the third quarter but the Orange offense foided-up in the final frame as a futile effort was made to overcome the Westmoreland county- seatcrs. The line-ups: Connellsville G. Campbell, t 2 Lujack, I W. Jones, c Landymore, g Lopes, g ... J. Jones, g Totals Grecnsbursr Shendowich, t Kerlock, t ._ Slip, c ._. McCormick, g, g ,, Fisher, g Marcnio, f Totals 31 Scoring by quarters: ConncllsvUlc _ 5 4 8 2--19 Grcensburg .,, 6 10 5 7--28 Referees--Blucka and McMullcn. Jcannette Athlete Stricken. SALEM, W. Va., Jan. 17.--Stanley Hall, 20-year-old Salem College athlete, was taken to a Clarksburg hospital after suffering a stroke of paralysis. Students found the sophomore baskctbal land baseball player in his room. He is a resident of Jeanncttc, Pa. Dempsey Protege Laces Farr f--· TVopem bei -I I 1938 SPORTS PARADE i Rv JACK SOROS -1 -By JACK SOROS CR GOA'ASD Adoeesox Ksiailco As MEAO ftxOTAH. C»«lt lit citoB fo Kawc. OTACrt ATIOWA,SUCCC«- WO KO.TMBS Paramounts Avenge Loss, Win Easily The Paramount baskcteers crushed the strong Peter aggregation of Grcensburg Monday night at State Armory by a 51-40 score, avenging an early season setback. The Yough City passers got off to a slow start and were trailing at the end ot the first quarter, 11 to 6. Getting their offense clicking in the second period the locals quickly overtook the Westmoreland countians and assumed a one-point lead at the intermission. They continued this assault in the third and fourth frames, paced by Philip Stipa and Jack Kline who tallied 15 and 12 points respectively. Highest scoring honors were captured by Stefonlc, tall Grcensburj ivotman, who hit the net for eight eld goals. The Paramounts are scheduled for wo more games this week, both be- ng away from home. Thursday they lay at Swlssvale and Friday at Vnshington, Pa. The line-ups: 'aramount G. P. Pts. tonway, f -- esta, f dcMullen, c {line, g tipa, g 3rown, c -- 31nsey, g Robinson, g . W. P. I. A. L. CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION FOUR Games Tonight. Mononguhcla at Chnrlcroi. Moncsscn at California. SECTION NINE Games Tonluht. Norwin at Jcannette. Greensburg at Johnstown. Latrobe at Scottdnle. SECTION 17 Games Tonliht. Fayclte City at Scwicltloy. Belle Vernon at West Newton. Perry at South Huntingdon. Dunbar at Rostraver. SECTION 13 Games Tonight. Mount Pleasant nt Ligomcr. Hurst at Dcrry Township. Youngwood at East Huntingdon. SECTION 15 Yesterday's Rciults. N. Belle Vernon 47; Ellsworth 19. Redstone 29, Ccnterville 24. Sfandinr of the Clubs. W. L, Redstone N. Belle Vernon Ccnterville Bentleyvillc Ellsworth .. German ---. East Bethlehem . East Pike Run -- 3 -- 2 2 2 Pet. 1.000 .750 .500 .500 .400 .333 .333 .000 Games Tonight, German at Bentleyville. East Bethlehem at East Pike Run. SPORTSMEN URGE FEEDING OF BIRDS Sportsmen's organizations, Boy Scouts and others interested in wild life today urged the feeding ot game and other birds and animals who may be facing starvation due to the blizzard and deep snow which blanketed the region. It was pointed out that a heav; crust had been formed on the snov over the week-end, making it impossible for birds to brcnk through and obtain seeds and food the; ordinarily live on during the winte months. Grain and even bread crumbs scattered in sheltered place will aid in tiding the buds over the cold weather, lovers of the featherec creatures said. Don'Hensley Married. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17. -- Don Hensley, assistant Pitt football coacl and former Panther varsity cecntcr and Carol Virginia "Diddic" Beachle of Mount Lebanon, were married las August, they revealed to friends a the Pitt Junior Prom. 19.7 I'oinls rcr Game. LAWRENCE, Kan., Jan. 17.--Ralph Miller, sophomore guard on the Uni versity of Kansas basketball squat scored an average of 19.7 points gome in three years of high schoo playing at Chanute. No. 13 Is Lucky. CHAPEL HILL, N, C., Jan. 17.-The 1938 place kicking record o Steve Maronic, University ot Nortl C-rolina co-captain and tackle, wa perfect. The 215-pounder tried fo 13 points after touchdown and mad every one.' Plan Americanization Day. GREENSBURG, Jan. 17.--West moi eland County Council, Veteran of Foreign Wars, decided to hold th 1939 Americanization Day demon I stration at New Kensington Her Own Pilot, Now Totals . _ _ . 'eter Packlnc Houck, f ~:ozak, f tetanic, c Schrader, g -Makosky, g -- !rsick, f . Tcdrow, g Agiics Hcrmsnscn, stewardess of United Air Lines, decided her job was too tame, that she preferred to fly her own plane. The pretty, who has had 150,000 milts in the air, is shown in cockpit alter first solo fiisht over Chicago. (Central Frai) SJeighrcr Wins, Ruffo Defeated At Brownsville Two Connellsville Recreation Ccn er boxers appeared on the Browns ville Moose amateur fight card Thurs day. Fighting in the 135-pound clas Chuck Slcighter won a thrce-roun decision over Bill Karabinos c Avella. In the 126-pound divisio Ray RufTo dropped a close decision tc Benny Malone, star of the Bronso House team of Washington, Pa. Bot Eleightcr and Rufto arc favorites with the Brownsville fans. Billy Carter handled the local box crs. . 0 . 5 . 2 . 5 . 6 . 0 ,, 2 0 _20 G. _ 1 _ 6 _ 8 _ 1 _ 1 _ 0 _ 0 11 51 F. Pis. Totals 17 Score by quarters: 'aramount 6 17 12 18--51 'eter Packing 11 11 5 14--40 JAWNS MEET GREENSBURG IN CAGE TILT Section 9 Lead to Be Stake in Tonight's Floor Program. DUNBARGOES TO ROSTRAVER Grcensburg and Johnstown High schools clash tonight at the Flood City for the basketball supremacy ol Section 9, W. P. I. A. L., while Jcan- nette Is host to Norwin and Latrobe plays at Scottdale. The Cokcrs arc idls this evening but are booked for an engagement with Latrobe here Friday night. Interest of the whole section is entered on the two undefeated teams ed for top place. Both own big etcran outfits and the outcome of he gamr- may go either way, a slight dvantagc being ceded the Johnnies ecause the game is played on their ome floor. · The Latrobc-Scottdale tussle will e hard fought as the Millers attempt a stay close to the leaders. Coach Bill Lohr's lads dropped a two-point ;cision to Johnstown last Friday so t isn't likely Latrobe will find them n a congenial mood. In Section 17 another great battle s anticipated. Undefeated Rostraver leads the competition for league honors with Dunbar, West Newton and South Huntingdon right behind vith only one reversal each. Again it the case of the defending champion keeping its 1939 record un- ilemished with Dunbar as the invaders. A victory for Leisenring might create a three-way tie as neither West Newton or South Hunt- ngdon is expected to have much- .rouble hurdling Belle Vernon and 3 crry respectively. One other con- cst in Section 17 finds Fayette City at Sewicklcy. Basketball Scores Northwestern 32, Minnesota 31. Wisconsin 42, Michigan 29. Illinois 45, Ohio State 31. Iowa 29, Chicago 19. Indiana 39, Purdue 36. Iowa State 51, Oklahoma 42. Davis-Elkins 62, W. Va., Wcsleyan 61. Notre Dame 59, Western Reserve 36. Vanderbilt 41, Auburn 39. Virginia 45, Richmond 28. Manhattan 37, Niagara 32. Rice 37, Texas A. M. 29. Deer Return to Feed. ASTORIA, Ore., Jan. 17.--Th. theory that caged animals woulc prefer the open wildwood to thel pens received a jolt here when an unidentified motorist released six deer from the city park. Attendants one morning found two sections o the fence smashed and the deer gon By nightfall all but one of the six rad returned--to be fed. Giants Rally to Win. LOS . ANGELES, Jan. 17.--Th World Champion New York Giants came from behind In the last perloc and defeated a remarkably .efflcien professional all-star team 13-10 ii the first annual pro bowl footbal game Sunday. Halfback Ward Cuff' field goal with five minutes to ploy turned the trick. . Racer Museum Piece. WELLINGTON, N. Z., Jan'. 17. Six years after his mysterious deatt in California, Phar Lap, Australia "wonder horse," will be mounted 1 the National Museum here. Dartball Game Tonight. · German Lutheran and Philip-An drew dartball teams will play tonigh at the First M. E. Church. Somerset, Bosweli Triumph to Set Gait In Basketball Loop Somerset and Bosweli continued to lead the pack in the Somerset County Class A Scholastic Basketball League by turning in victories. The capital quintet tripped Shade Township by a score of 27 to 20 and Berlin bowed to Bosweli by a landslide, 50 to 15. Hockwood came through with a 27 to 16 decision over Hooversville at the lattcr's floor by turning in 10 field goals and seven free pitches while the home five was held to seven two-pointers and a brace of fouls. Stoyestown finished on the strong end of an 18 to 15 count in a tilt with Stonycrcek Township while Conc- maugh Township nosed out Barnesboro, 25 to 23. Live Wire Bowlers Hold Stag Dinner Live Wire Bowling Club held .1 stag dinner at the Y. M. C. A. last week before the league games. Four full teams were present .and each member gave a talk on his personal enjoyment of the club and its activities. Included on the program was singing by Miss Gladys Albright accompanied at the piano by Misj Edna Keslar. The selections rendered were "My Reverie," "Deep In a Dream" and "Umbrella Man." , A report on the averages of the bowlers showed Fronek, Swift, Sharp. Humbert, J'hillipi, Wetherell and Shearer all averaging between 135 to 144. pins over a 40-game stretch. 'RIGH SCORER By Jack Sords Charles ChucKbvits GfoCKlSA SrfOT-/MAKER. AlMJOAlS BEST WlTf. M AVERAGE Cf Close -fo 10 A GAME. Om»CMr. I? 1 *. KING «MV«CS Sn«ICAT«. t

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