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Tuesday, January 24, 1939
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' EIGHT. TH!- UAIL.Y UOUHlIm, CONNELLSVrLLK. PA. TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1939. Basketball Basketball SPORTORIALS ^/ By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor ^^ WHAT'S GOING OX IN HIGH j SCHOOL CIBCLUS North Belle Vcrnon continues to piove that it can't be predictable. When it was counted on to make Redstone Township hustle, Republic ran wild to take a 41 to 24 decision^ to increase its hold on first place in Section 15 . Earlier in the season \ve had said that Norwin appeared to be the strongest team in Section 8 but it did a complete foldup act before Greensburg although coming along in other games even though pressed by the Cokers. But Norwin did what the countyseaters couldn't --beat Johnstown^-and the margin was so decisive there was no dougt about the Best team winning. The score was 3G to 19. As a result Johnstown finds Norwin and Greensburg pressing for a tie for first place . . . Ned Culler is having headaches, not only worries, and the knockout powders came when his Ramsay Bobcats were beaten by a very, very weak Derry Township five that has been kicked around by practically everyone else. Ned's green team is BITS HERE AND THERE- Dr. Frank Hazlett of Waynesburg has been elected president of the Greene County Country Club for the coming year, succeeding J. V. Mc- Kcnna. "Doc," who pushes a mean golf club, a Pitt grad, formally lived at Vanderbilt. His dad. Dr. J. H. Hazlett, isn't a back number vain the golf stick, cither, as they make a hot team in the father-son tourneys there . . . The basketbjll Rockets of Toledo University would like to play all their games nt home (their only defeats were on the road), to have host teams show a bit more consideration when the Rockets are touring, to have stalling tactics barred from the game, to have postponement of contest's outlawed and to have a little closer cooperation between the official scorer, the Scoreboard operator and the newspaper men who handle their own box scores . . . Johnny Mize, Cards first sackcr, said he learned last season his batting and fielding were ,, hampered when he showed -p for spring training overweight. This year he's slaying in good shape u nd has his eyes on the LOUIS, LEWIS TO MEET FOR HEAVY TITLE either up or down . . . Greensburg NationalJague batting crown continues to jinx Scottdale and the varsity won, 37 to 22, with a. burst ot speed in the last half to overcome a 15-8 edge Bill Lohr's boys had put .up. The Scots' jayvecf were whipped 42-19 . . . Washington's 43-29 win over Canonsburg -was its 15th straight of the year and third - in Section 2 while Trinity aided- the Little Proxies by upsetting Waynesburg . . . Monessen should topple Charleroi and then literally coast into the crown in Section 4. The Greyhounds have no business losing to anybody in that division ... They've been having a lot ol lun with Coach Carl Waugaman ol Ligonier, who answers to the cognomen ol "Breadman." Seems that Carl's wile went out-of-town for a visit with relatives and Carl lelt a bread sign hanging outside for a whole week. The result was that there is an over abundance of bread at the man home. Trafford High has listed West Newton, Blairsville, Pcnn Township and Ligonier lor its 1930 grid calendar, the quartet being newcomers. The schedule follows: September 9, at Wilmcrding; September West Newton; September 16, 23, Derry; September 30, at Blairsville; October 7,South Huntingdon; October 14, open; October 21, Bell Township; 1 October 28, Pcnn Township, pend- lng;Novembcr 3, at Ligonier, and November 10 ,at Pitcairn . . . Dunbar Township High has a good basketball club but the boys will have to remember they never put any game in the "W" column until it has been won on the floor. An indifferent attitude might cost the team a setback at the hands of a supposedly weak ' quintet . . . More than 200 attended the grid dinner for South Huntingdon's boys who have made a sensational rise in the athletic sun in three years. Seniors on the squad ·were presented with gold footballs, Charms went to student managers and gold megaphones to the cheerleaders . . . Johnstown made a bad "mistake in starting its second team against Norwin the other night. The home club ran away to a 12-pomt lead before the Flood City got started and by then Nonvin was "on." BASEBALL'S CENTENNIAL This is baseball's centennial and a -nation-wide celebration ol the birth "of the great American'pastime -is 'contemplated. It is 100 years ago 'this spring since Abner Doubleday, ^a West Point cadet, drew up a set of rules, laid out a diamond and organized the first game ol baseball. The program will be started early in May with.a series of exhibition games "at Cooporstown, a small community 'in central New York which also claims lame as the site ol James ;Fcnimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking ;Tales," tor it was there that Doubleday devised the game. The big day, ;however, will be June 12 when the major leagues turn back the clock a century and stage a "cavalcade of baseball," presenting highlights ol the game from its birth down to the Police Sergeant W. A. Boone ol Birmingham, Ala:, was more than delighted when he smacked a 250- yard drive, dismayed when it struck a Negro, relieved when ho found the man unhurt and baffled when he couldn't find the ball. In case you haven't guessed, the ball finally wa 1 located in a pocket' of the Negro's overalls," right where it landed Bugs Bacr rnys the only difference between football and basketball today is In the shape of the ball . . Tommy Bridges, former Mirf-Atlantii pitching ace, has balked on the contract offered him by the Octroi Tigers. . . Sonja Hcnic is the besi paid athlete in the dough at the rat( of $2,712.50 a day. She has attracted something like 900,000 spectators on her current tour . . . Game wardens in Idaho realize the necessity supplying snlt to the 100,000 deer 20,000 elk and various other gam c" the high mountains and have been dropping it in 50-pound bags from airplanes At'least 22 baseball teams, eigh ol them major leaguers, will soon be heading for Florida and spring train- ins season. It is estimated the club will spend approximately $500,000 during the conditioning period there Among^ the-nines'going to Florida will be Mbnlrcal.ot-the Internationa League ol which Eugene Hasson o Connellsville is the new; first sackei having been traded to the Cane-Han by Columbus ot the American .»sso elation last December. Montreal wl train at Lake Wales The "one point" basketball series in Pittsburg! will be resumed Saturday night wit! Duquesne playing the Panthers a Pitt Pavilion. The new.handle ha been given the games because sii consecutive games have been decide by one point. There's talk that thi may be the last cage tilt between th two neighbors ... A wolf learned In secret of pulling up fishermen's line from ice holes so he could devour th fish at Fort Resolution, Northern Canada According to the results ol a survey made by the Michigai Department ol Conservation,' th sturgeon is the longest-lived fish ii that state . . . Felix Bonadio, forme Farrell High a'thlele, is expected t win a place on Manhattan College grid varsity next year... He showc up well "in hls-fre^ present, including the original "tow. baTTUri"wnicfi-an unlimited numbc ot players "took 1 part to the big-time modernized game of today. On tha day baseball's Hall of Fame will b dedicated. It will, be a great cele bration .of a great event lor no Ian has ever been able to maintain in tcrest day in and day out in any on sport as Americans hold in the na tional pastime. Team Booking Games. Uniontown Eagles (Aerie No. 828 basketball club wants to schcdul games with teams in Connellsville Dunbar and surrounding community Those'Interested should write to Her bert Pollock, Brownflcld. The de is intended lor quintets in' the 19-22 year-old class. Headline!- at Flea Circus Elivtvn lu tMi'tjII j, u . i , i-uiiit. lisa than a year ago, Grcnur Cleveland Alexander, 62, scans his old baseball pictures now used to ballyhoo his "personal appearance" at a 42nd St, flen circus in New York City. In iis time, Alexander pitched 373 National League victories in 69G games. : irst Time in 25 Years Two Negroes Will Fight For Crovn. BROWN BOMBER IS FAVORITE By HENRY SUPER United Press Staft Correspondent. NEW \ORK, Jan. 24.--For the first ime in more than 25 years, two Tegrocs will battle Wednesday for the heavyweight championship ol the vorld and no mailer who wins the name will sound the snme when it omcs blaring through the loud- pcakcr of Madison Square Garden. Because it will be the "Louis" boys igainst each other--Champion Joe ·md Challenger John Henry Lewis. And a quarter century ago show 1 ! that similar situation--or confusion-existed in Paris in the only other all-Negro .title fight. That was in 913 when Jack Johnson defended the crown against one Jim Johnson. Wednesday's 15-roundcr is expected to draw a gate of $120,000 and you could almost nnmo your own ickct if you wanted Lewis- on the short end. The official betting odds ranged from tlnee to four to one bul f you wanted five or six, you could get it. "Shufllln" Joe," making his fifth defense of the title in 18 months lasn't entered a ring since he tnocked out Max Schmeling in the Irst round last June. The challenger on the other hand, has had 11 fights n the last year, or a total of 0.'; rounds. Louis, at his Pompton Lakes, N. J camp is so worried over the flghl that all he does is train,, sleep and listen to the phonograph. Hi nandlers" say he is in top condition and will enter the ling determined to finish off John Henry as quickly as possible. John Henry, in nearby Summit N. J., radiated confidence and sale iie would be so speedy that Joe wil thinK he is facing three, men, "I'm going in there with the idea of outboxing Joe," said John Henry today. "And I think I can. I don' intend to try for a knockout but i: the opportunity comes--why I'll jus put everything I have into a punch and see what happens." j Louis will have the physical edg' over the Arizona boy who is recognized as light-heavyweight champion by the Nat'onal Boxing Association Joe will scale around 201 pound to John Henry's 183; he will have a one and three-quarter edge in hcighl but only an inch and a half in reach Amateur Union, Pitt in Quarrel Over Track Boys By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24.--A con trovcrsy between the Alleghcn; Mountain Association o£ the A. A. li and the University ol Pittsburgh over the listing of Pitt athletes in local track events may keep Johnn Woodruff and other Pitt track stars from lour major meets this year. Pitt athletic officials want Panthc stars entered in local meets as un attached participants, while the A M. A. wants them listed as TJniver sity ol Pittsburgh athletes. As result ol the controversy, the rcgis tration commission ol the A. M. A has empowered Secretary-Treasure John T. Taylor to refuse registratio or certification of Pitt athletes so tha they would be ineligible to compel in the big meets in the East. Those meets arc the Millros games in New York on February 4 the Pcnn A. C. games in Philadclphi February 10; the Boston A. C. game in Boston February 11 and the N. Y A. C. games in New York Februar 18. Pitt athletic officials have an nounced that unless the A. M. A changes its decision, Panther star would not participate In the trad events. Howitzers Defeat Church of Brethren, Casey Volleyballer Howitzer Company played an im proved brand of ball to whip th Caseys and Chuich ot the Brethre in the City WPA Recreation Ccntc Volleyball League. The scrviccmc took the Caseys, 14-16, 1G-M, 15-1 and then the Brethren team, 9-15 15-12, 16-14. The line-ups: First Game. Cascys--Alt, Raymond, C. Soisson Tulley and Louderback. Howitzers--Winklcr, Cooper, Mil ler, Moon, Coligan, Lutkey -nd Van orsdale. Reterec--Clinton DeBolt. Second Game. Church of Brethren--Lcplej Kerns, P. Reed, Woods and Sleigh ter. · Howitzcis--Winkler, Cooper, Mil ler, Moon, Luckey Vanorsdale. 78 Stralj-lit Victories. Frackville High School's Blue Ace have scoiccl 78 consecutive bnsketba victories in the North Schuylki County Lerguc, copping five straigl- titles. The team hasn't been tnppe m league play since March 3, 1935. The Slugger and the Beauty Joe Di Mapfrio, nloKftiriE outfielder of the world champion New York Yankees, visits Dorothy Arnold on the net of her new picture, in Los Ancclcs. Their engagement has been rumored. · LOCALS INVADE SCOTTDALE, DUNBAR TOWNSHIP IS HOST TO FAYETTE CIT.Y TONIGHT W. P. I. A. L. basketball completes he first half of its schedule tonight as district tiSams in the various sec- ions" swing Into action. ' The Coknrs who have yet to chalk up a victory in Section 9 will play Scoltdalc at the Mill Town Armory and a hard battle Is anticipated. Dunbar Township, one of Section 17 leaders, has a comparatively easy home assig icnt with Fayette City while Perry Tov.'nship is at Scwick- Icy. In Section 13, Huntingdon i host to the Battling Bobcats o Mount Pleasant Rams.iy High. Parpchials and South Union To Play at Armory Wednesday Baskotecrs ot Immaculate Conception and South Union Township Sigh schools will appear m a double- leader at State Armory tomorrow night. The preliminary tilt at 7:15 o'clock finds the junior varsity dribblers o£ the two schools swinging into action The main sctto, at 8:15 o'clock v.-ill see both varsities battling it ou in- a Fnycttc-Grcene Lcngue game Coach Earl Trump's boys have beer coming right along and a hot lussl is anticipated. W. P. 1. A. L. CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION 17 Standing ol the Clubs. W. L. Dunbar 5 tlostravcr 5 West Newton .__-- 5 South Huntingdon -- 4 Perry 2 Sewickley 2 Fayette City 1 Belle Vcrnon 0 Pet. .833 .833 .833 .067 .333 .JS3 .137 .000 Games Tonight. Belle Vernon at Rostravcr. Perry at Scwickley. South Huntingdon at West Newton. Fayette City at Dunbar. SECTION NINE Standing ol the Clubs. W. L. Johnstown 5 1 Norwin -- 4 1 Greensburg 4 1 Scottdale 2 3 Latrobe 2 3 Jcannetle 1 5 Connellsville . 0 5 Games Tonight. Greensburg at Jcannette. Norwin at Latrobe. Connellsville at Scottdale. Pet. .833 .800 .800 .400 .400 .107 .000 Charleroi Monessen Brownsville Monongahela Donora . - . Calilornia . . SECTION FOUR Standing ot the Clubs. W. L. 4 0 4 0 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .500 .250 .250 .000 Games Tonight. Donora at Monongahela. Monessen at Charleroi. California at Brownsville. SECTION 13 Standing of the Clubs. W . G -.3 -3 _ 3 Mount Pleasant 1 East Huntingdon 1 Derry Township . 1 Ligonier . Derry Borough Youngwood -Hurst L 0 2 2 o 4 4 4 Pet. 1.000 .coo .000 .600 .200 .200 .200 Games Tonight. Derry at Deny Township. Mt. Pleasant at East Huntingdon. Hurst at Youngwood. St. James, Eagles Bowling Winners St. James Cafe took three straights from the Sons of Italy and the Eagles cnpturct, two out of three from the Knights of Columbus m the City Duckpin League at West Pcnn bowling alleys. Swimming Meet Thursday. Connellsville Recreation Center will invade Greensbuvg Thursday night for a swimming duel. ComiciMillc Hifrli School BAND CONCERT Wednesday, Jan. 25th AT HIGH SCHOOL Admission 2Sc Paramounts' Belated Rally Beats Dunba A second half spurt enabled th Paramount bnskMcers to down scrippy Red Flashes of the Dunba Recreation Center -10-34 at Stat Armory Monday night. The visitor enjoyed a nine-point advantage a the intermission but this was wipe out in the third quarter when th theatre lads found the range to tall 18 points against three for the Rcc Flashes. They continued their as sault in the Anal frame to msuic th victory. The Imc-ups: Paramounts G Conwny, t 0 Stipa, f c Brown, e 0 Kline, g Blascy, g Testa, f . ... McMullcn, c , F 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 ris Totals .21 4 4 Non-scoring substitute -- Robinson Dunbar G F Gent, I ....... _ i o Solando, f - - - __ _ _ _ _ . 7 3 Skelnar, c ____ _ _ _ . 1 Parker, g _______ . 2 Bougusky, g ___________ 2 Totals _ . . 13 Scoring by quarters,: Paramount:, i u jg . 12 12 3 Referee -- Tom Logan. Umpire-- Bill Hyatt. 2 2 8 15 -- 4 7--3 Boswell Defeats Somerset to Take Cage League Lea In a slow and closely guaidin game, Boswell defeated Somerbe 15-9, to take undisputed possession first place in Somerset County Clas A Basketball League with fou straight wins as against the county seaters one loss m three starts. Conernaugh Township showed marked improvement to topple Shad Township, 26 to 15. Rockwood ran into uncxpecte trouble when it bowed, 12 to 10, be fore Stonycieek Township High a Shnnksville in the Class B dwisio it being Rockwood's first loss of th year. Meyersdale was walloped, 38 to 1 by a strong Catholic High Quintet , Johnstown which was turning m i eighth stiaight victory. Windbcr bo.ved, 35 to 31, befor Fcrndale at the Flood City gym. PIRATES, OSHKOSH CLASH WEDNESDAY The Pittsburgh Pirates will met the Oshkosh All Stars Wcdncsda night at Duquesne Univeisity gym in a National Basketball Lcagu game. The Bucs will be out to gain mor giound on the faltering Akron Good years. Oshkosh, boasting the tallest lea; in the circuit, will be fighting to ho. first place in the western division. The main game starts at 9 o'cloc 1 Swimmers Card laseys Down Urceontown in Hectic Scrap Playing before one of the largest rowds at State Armory this season, he Casey basketball team, co-spon- ored by John J. Spishak, swept to thrilling 40-37 victory over the lassy Kfufman quintet of Union- own with a spectacular display ol earn work. The Cascys got away to an early cad that found them out" in front t halftime by a 25-17 score. Play ontinued at a furious pace in the ccond hall with the countyseaters lowly cutting into the eight-point elicit but never quite overcoming it. Both quintets tallied 14 times from he field, the margin of victory being lecidcd from the fould line. Kaufman basketeers were given 20 hanccs but sank only nine while the Caseys netted 1? out of 19 tries. Al Everhart, former Waynesburg College star, played his usual bril- iant game and led the invaders' at- ack with 15 points. Bernie Jones paced local scorers with 12 points, iix of these coming osscs. The line-ups: Cascys W. Miller, f ___ Hasson, f F. Miller, c Jones, g _ 31asey, g Shrum, f Ruff, t _. Totals __. Union town Hill, [ . . Uclntyrc, 1 _ _ Radvansky, c Spotovich, g _ Laskey, g ... V. Jones, f ._ Slamlnko, c . Evcrhart, f _ from charity G. . 2 . 1 _ 4 . 3 . 4 . 0 ,0 .14 G. 0 0 3 . 1 0 , 2 . 2 . 6 F. 0 4 0 ·6 0 1 1 12 F. 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 3 Its. Totals ... 14 9 37 Non-scoring substitutes -- Keller, Maher. Referee--McCormick. Umpire--Hart. Scoffdale Beats Local Rifle Club By Eleven Points Connellsvilic Rifle Club lost a close decision to Scottdale at the local range by a 022 to 911 score. Ster- butzel of Connellsville and Prltchard ol Scottdale tunred in the best with 190 points out ol a possible 200. Connellsville Pr. SI. Kn. St. lot, Stcrbutzel 50 49 50 41 190 Porter 50 49 44 43 186 Cupp 50 48 44 40 182 Wrote 47 48 45 38 178 Wcisgerber -- 46 48 46 35 175 Seven Dual Meets to Precede Defense of League Crown. EVENTS HERE ON FEB. 21,25 Connellsville High School's swimmers will swing into action for the first time this year in interscholastic competition Wednesday afternoon, invading Vandcrgrift. Coach A. R. (Red) Barr has arranged seven meets with ether schools to get the Orange and Black into shape lor the annual Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League when it will defend its championship in Pittsburgh on February 25. It will be a busy season lor the Cokers who have a great array ol water performers and who will make the competition very interesting lor the best the region can provide. There have been two events lor the school swimmers earlier this season to give the mentor an idea how i the boys were coming around and tie is pleased with their performances and hopeful that they will continue- to make rapid, strides in the interscholastic events. The Orange and Black championship squad consists of 16 boys, 12 ol whom will comprise the traveling team. At the present time, the probable starters appear to be: / 100-yard bicnst stroke--Jack Folcy Butlermore. 40-yard free style--Keffcr and Laughcrty. 220-yard free style--Dennis and Clcmmer. 100-yard breast stroke--Colborn and Boyd. 100-yard free style--Blacka and Cross. 120-yard medley relay--Colborn, Folcy nnd Blacka. 100-y«rd free style--Four to be chosen :;rom Kcfter, Cross, Boyle, Laugherfy, Frazier, Rush and Bill Folcy. The swimming schedule lor the Cokers follows: January 25, Vandcrgrilt, away. . February 4, Butler, away. January 31, Clairton, away. February 10, Duquesne, away. . February 10, Turtle Creek, away. February 17, Vandergrilt, here. February 21, Clairton, here. February 25, W. P. I. A. L., Pittsburgh. March 4, ·western rcgionals, P. I. A. A., Slippery Rock. March 11, P. I. A. A. finals,. State College. Pr. 49 Totals . Scottdalo Pritchnrd E. E. Baker 50 Jones 50 Arrotti . . .48 Mawhmney 49 Totals ... . .. 911 Kn. St. Tot. 47 45 190 48 43 189 41 41 38 46 44 45 186 179 178 SMOKER TONIGHT FOR CAGE SQUAD A smoker is being held at 8:30 o'clock tonight at the Knights ol Columbus club rooms in the Citizens National *ank Building, sponsored by the Casey-Spishak basketball team. There will be entertainment and refreshments. Exams Worry Coaclies. Pitt coaches are eyeing the approaching Pitt exam peuod with as much anxiety as the students, hoping that .the ranU u ol thoir teams are not drawn too thin by scholastic losses. No Salary Reductions. Members ol the second-place Boston Red Sox ol the American League have been advised by General Manager Eddie Collins to cease worrying about salary cuts as none 'is contemplated. . Football Skull Sessions. Jock Sutherland and his coaching staff have stalled their.winter skull sessions, meeting the men of each position once a week for blackboard discussion. TWO'IN A ROW . . . By Jack Sords' vl

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