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January 15, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 8

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PA ·:·"· EIGHT. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE, PA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 193S. Basketball THE Basketball By JOHN H. WHORIC Sports Editor NATS' SHORTSTOP KEEPS IN SHAPE COKER FIVE SUFFERS ANOTHER DEFEAT .. . . . . ._ . r^i i Greensburg High Adds Locals to Victim List In Section 9 Loop Tilt Y. M. C. A.-CHURCH LEAGTJE WARRANTS SUPPORT Play has been resumed by the .Y.. M. C. A.-Church Basketball League and the initial week at the "Y" gym found plenty of keen rivalry with a display of interesting competition. The attendance, however, has been somewhat disappointing with less persons witnessing action than last year"~although there are more teams enrolled. The calibre of play and the fine array of material, most of it evenly matched, carry an assurance of another great season, one that ·warrants bolter patronage and interest. There are three games twice week---on Tuesdays and Thursdays-and sufficient followers of the half dozen semi-weekly contenders should always be on hand to jam the "Y" floor. General Secretary Ross J. Mcdcalf and his staff with the assistance of ·the churches have endeavored to add to the sports entertainment of local citizens and present an opportunity for additional boys and young men of the community U participate- in -the great indoor curriculum. -But unless there is a maihed gain in the attendance, the officials and players alike probably will feel Iheir efforts : have not come up to expectations although they are tryint their best.- · The-various churches represented in the league should make a concerted effort to have delegations on hand to see the boys representing them in action. The spectators will be glad they had gone, the players win'be"grateful for' the interest - shown in them and the officials responsible for it all will feel that their work has not.becn in vain. : No matter what your calling, you can always do just a little better when you know .that somebody's in your corner, pulling for you. It holds true in basketball as well. Dunbar Township Stays In Section Ten Pennant Race, Defeating Derry Second Period Lead Enables Shearerites to Triumph. YOUNGWOOD IS AGAIN STOPPED W. P. I. A. League Summaries Dunbar Township High continued to press its claim lor the basketball gonfalon in Section 10, W. P. I. A. L., Friday night as It took over the Dcrry Borough quintet at that place by a score of 41 to 33 In a hard fought game. ' A six-point edge that was set up during the second period enabled the Lciscnring quintet to come through with a victory and remain in a deadlock for first place as Derry Township, the other big contender, dished ut another defeat to the strong oungwood five by a score of 30 22. With Yourich and Hasson setting ic-gait, Dunbar- went into a- single oint lead in-the opening stanza and len increased the margin to 24 to 17 the half. - Leiscnring meets Ligonier at home cxt Tuesday and then journeys to Jerry Township in an all-important *ctlonal scrap next Friday night. The summary: lunbar G. F. I'ts. 'ourich, f oscnstecl, f lasson, c -- SECTION 9 Yesterday's Results. Johnstown 27; Scottdale 21. Norwin 39; Mount Pleasant 25. Greensburg 37; Connellsville 21. Standing of the Clubs. BITS HERE AND THERE Darrell Smiley has been elected president of Uniontown Chapter, Fayetto County Fish Game Protective Association . . . President Bill Benswangcr of the Pirates announced plans for a baseball school at Forbes Field where district youngsters will be taught the finer points of the sport. Joe Schultz, for 17 years supervisor of the Cardinals chain system, will be in charge. The school will be held when the Pittsburgh club is away from home ... A playful red squirrel put several Somerset county communities into darkness for several hours. Linemen said the squirrel came in contact with a high voltage feed line and caused the line to burn oft. The squirrelwas killed ... If you haven't reported the game you killed in 1937 ·by today you're going to have some trouble with the State Game Com- mission. Those who failed to sub- '-mlt reports will be fined . . . East ·Huntingdon Township High senior 'class plans to have a portrait of John Zubic, football captain fatally, injured in the first game of the 1937 season, painted and placed in the school auditorium "as a lasting tribute to the young man who actually gave his life for his school" Somerset sportsmen were told 220 quail, 50 turkeys and 1,000 rabbits had been released in that county in several weeks and approximately 100 prosecutions made during the hunting season. Z. R. Leslie was named president, H. C. Jacobs vice-presi- . dent, Noah C. Schultz treasurer and Clyde Critchfleld secretary . . . Pau Toth, husky tackle, has been elected captain of Windber High gridders lor 1938. The Miners will have cigh regulars back ... Joe Louis' manager claims the champion is in such gooc physical and mental condtion he wil retire undefeated in a few years, ad ding- that Schmeling's kayo -of the Brown Bomber taught him a lesson that won for his the crown and wil help him to keep it. Louis wa quoted as saying if Schmcling beat him he's ready to quit .. . Fiery Bil Brown of the New York Boxinj Commission · proposes that Enric Venturi, Italian heavyweight,. am his handlers be tossed out of th fight game. He said he's going t jnakc a try at it Tuesday . .. Twelv .hundred rabbity \vcrc recently dis ' "tributed in Westmoreland count, through various sportsmen's club ... We will run another "20 Year of .Basketball" in Monday's column. [usband, 'avlosky, f -- Hcrtzncll, g _ Totals icrry ucci, f , E. Wingard, t iValters, c timer, g {cough, s Wingard, f .. 3 0 18 G. 2 5 1 3 2 1 Totals 14 Score by periods: Dunbar 11 13 Derry 10 7 Referee--Samuels. " Sheep End Fire Menace. . OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. .15.--Th district which embraces the Alamed County Zoological Gardens .has. ob taincd fire protection free of cost Under arrangement with the Kerwi; sheep ranch 1,000 sheep have beci driven into the district to teed o: the grass in which nearly al'. loc? fires start. The ranch in return i saved the expense of pasturing it sheep. Mole Life Under Study. . BERKELEY, Cal., Jan. 15.--Th mole is being checked up on to sc whether It is slipping or ker.ping u with the progress of life generally James Simpson, University of Cal form's research worker, has under taken to test by exact science th advancement or retardation of mo! life during the past 21 years. lloovcrsvlllc Hlsh Bows. Hooversville lost a 27-16 dccisio to Garrctl on the latter'* floor. icrchko, g G. G 1 6 1 Greensburg Johnstown _ Norwin Jeannette Connellsville Latrobc Scottdale Mount Pleasant -. 0 W. 4 . 4 , 3 , 2 1 1 I,. 0 0 1 2 3 O 3 4 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .750 .500 .250 .250 .250 .000 Games Tuesday. Jc-annette at Norwin. Johnstown at Greensburg. Scottdale at Latrobe. Mount Pleasant at Connellsville. SECTION 10 Yesterday's Results. Hurst 36: Ligonier 30. Dunbar 41; Derry Borough 33. Derry Twp. 30; Your.cwood 22. Standing of the Club*. 5 41 F. Pts. 33 Dunbar Twp. -- Dcrry Twp. Youngwood _._-- Dcrry Hurst Ligonier -- _ East Huntingdon W. 3 3 2 2 1 -._. 1 L. 0 0 2 2 2 3 3 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .333 .333 .000 Games Tuesday. Ligonier at Dunbar. Dcrry Twp. at Hurst. East Huntingdon at Youngwood. 9--41 9--33 Westinghou.se Passers Lose In Pittsburgh The Wcstinghouse basketball quin- :et traveled to Pittsburgh Friday night and lost to the crack Irene Kaufman Settlement passers by the score of 29-18. Sunday afternoon the locals again lit the road, going to Greensburg tor a return engagement with Nimrod club. All playcre are requested to be at the Y. M. C. A. by 1:30 o'clock. The line-ups: Wcstinehouse W. Miller, f -Schrum, f ________ F. Cartwright, f . H. Brown, f . F. Miller, c , A. Hart, g _ Blasey, g SECTION 14 Yesterday's Results. North Union 32; Redstone 24. - Maplctown 12; German 6. South Union 24; Point Marion 21. Standing of the Clubs. W. I/. South Union ,,.*.... Georges -North Union _ Point Marion . Mapietown German Redstone ret. 1.000 1.000 1.000 .333 .250 .000 .000 Games Tuesday. Redstone at German. Point Marion al North Union. Georges at South Union. SECTION 18 Yesterday's Results. West Newton 35; Faycttc City 14. Rostravcr 37; Sewickley 35. Belle Vcrnon 31; S. Huntingdon 20. G. . 1 F. Pis. Ruff, g Totals I. K. S. Linder, £ Robin, f A. Schrccker, f _ C. Schrccker, c _ Felser, g '._ J. Levine, g Fincsberg, g S. Levine, g 6 0 0 - 0 .. 1 .. 0 - 8 G. ....1 1 . 4 -3 . 1 , 0 . 2 . 0 2 18 F. Pts. Totals ..... 12 29 M. E. Juniors Spring Surprises in Darlball, Scoring Two Victories A most interesting week of action has been closed by the City Church Dartball League and the feature of the competition were the upsets of the Baraca Class and the United Brethren at the hands of the M. E. Juniors. Announcement was made that the game between the Presbyterian and Lutheran clubs has been changed from Monday to Thursday owing to a class meeting at the latter church. The standing of the clubs. W. L. 5 Standing of the Clubs. Rostraver Belle Vcrnon West Newton Fayctte City Sewickley Perry Township ..... South Huntingdon W. . 4 , 3 . 2 . 2 . 1 . 0 . U L. 0 0 1 2 2 3 4 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .667 .500 .333 .000 .000 Games Tuesday. Sewickley at Faycttc City. West Newton at Belle Vernon. Game Wednesday. South Huntindon at Perry Township. SECTION 4 Yesterday's Results. Uniontown 30; Monongahela 17. Donora 40; California 25. Chnrleroi 31; Brownsville 20. Standing of the Clubs. Donora Uniontown Moncssen Charlcroi California Brownsville W. 3 3 2 2 1 1 Monongahela 0 L. 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 Pet. 1.000 .750 .667 .500 .333 .250 .000 Methodists Presbyterians Lutherans M. E. Juniors -- Baraca Class United Brethren M. P :. Evangelicals . 2 Christians Pet. .833 .833 .750 .667 Games Tuesday. Uniontown at Donora. Charlcroi at Monongahela. California al Monessen. Brownsville Man Director of Relief FayeHe Counfy Harold H. Baer of Brownsville has assumed duties as director in charge of relief for the Fayettt- county branch of the Department of Public Assistance. He succeeds Rilcy Litman who has been named industrial contact man under the new program. They will conduct their operations under Mrs. Amanda Myers of Con- .333 nellsville, provisional executive di-- rector of the new county assistance board which directs old age pensions, mother assistance, blind pensions, relief and allied relief agencies. .333 .333 .333 .107 SCOTS MAKE IT TOUGH FOR JOHNSTOWN Third Quarter Spree Enables Flood City to Annex Fourth. MILLERS GAME BEST OF YEAR Allie Luczak Gets 16 Points to Again Pace Dolde Quintet. BOB'CATS HERE TUESDAY NIGHT Cecil Travis . .. chops wood Although the baseball training season still is a month away, CccH Travis, star shortstop of th« Washington Nats, already Is preparing for Uie long grind by chopping wood on his farm near Riverdale, Go. Travis batted .344 last year, --Central Preti SCOTTDALE, Jan. 15.--Johnstown chalked up its fourth victory hi Section 9, W. P. I. A. L., Friday riight at the expense of Scottdale but not until Bill Lohr's Blue and White passers gave their best exhibition of the season. The brilliant club of Foxy Miller had its hands full during the first two quarters, leading by a 14-13 count, but the Flood .City cut loose in the third stanza to Increase the edge by nine points and the margin was too much for the Scottics to overcome although outplaying the visitors. Johnstown displayed 11 ,baskoteers who found plenty of opposition in the local camp. The summary: Johnstown G. Tanasc, f ,,__,,____...,,--._ 7 Jordan, f 3 Shannon, c 0 Boltz, g 1 Vcnatc, g Gets Qub Award iWilliam Edwin Hall (above),ainco :1916 president of the Boys' Club of America, has been awarded the gold ishieid of the "Club of Champions" for service and devotion to the cause of youth. The award was made at a meeting of the directors of the Catholic Youth Organization in New York by their president, Daniel B. Higgins. . (Central Frets), Norwin Five Too Much For ML Piea.sa.nt V. Pts. 2 16 0 6 Murray, f Ellsworth, f _ Totals . Scottdale Byers, f Zearlcy, f Bybel, c -- Skcmp, g _ Graft, g White, f ..11 5 27 G. F. Pts, 1 1 1 . 0 4 _.. 0 MOUNT PLEASANT, Jan. 15.- Unable to stem a 14-point scoring splurge in the last quarter on the jart of the visiting Norwin quintet, he Ramsay High basketball team was shaded 39-25 in an interesting Section 9 contest of the W. P. I. A. L. Slough and Coles led the Norwin attack while Rudnik showed well for the Bobcats as he garnered 10 points. The line-ups: Norwin G. Coles, f 5 Anderson, I 0 0 0 2 2 2 10 1 7 .21 Totals 7 Scoring by quarters: Scottdale 6 7 1 7--21 Johnstown -- 5 9 10 3--27 Referee--Evans. Slough, c Darby, g Ridl, g .. Totals Sit. Pleasant Rudnik, f Murtha, f __ Gaudino, c _ Queer, g -Lantz, g ...,, Lanzino, f Zclenka, f 7 2 3 ...17 G. . 4 . 3 1 1 0 0 , 0 F. rts. 2 12 1 1 1 15 5 39 F. Pts. 2 10 HURST UPSETS , LIGONIER FIVE FOR FIRST WIN Totals -.-... 9 7 Score by periods: Norwi.-i 11 7 9 12--39 M t . Pleasant 7 9 4 5--25 Referee--Koch. Games Monday--M. E. at Christians, United Brethren at Evangelicals. Games Tuesday--Baracas at Presbyterians, M. P. at M. E. Juniors. ! Lutl: Game Thursday--Presbyterians at nerans. Here's Rip Van Wlukle. PUEBLO, Colo., Jan. 15.--Rip Van Winkle, a former resident of this city, is a butcher in a Burbank, Cal., shop. He sold a turkey to Mrs. Mary Christmas, who was visiting in Burbank. Perry Township Scores Victory In Exhibition Perry Township Commodores made a great comeback to score a 41 to 27 decision over North Belle Vernon dribblers Friday night at the lattcr's gym in a non-league setto. North Belle Vernon had a 21-15 lead at the end of the first half and the J. Rist Stimmel outflt went to town, cutting, the edge to 27-25 at the close of the third quarter. The final frame found the Commodores on the warpath, sinking 1C points while blanking the homo five. The summary: Perry Township Wilkie, f Frencz, f -Rollins, c Kozenic, g Statozula, g G. 9 . 2 G 0 1 F. Pis. Totals N. Belle Vernon Dolfi, f G. Lemon, t -- Hisero, c Hozak, g Flora, g , Mnzzei, c _. Totals Score by periods: Perry Township N. Belle Vornon .. Referee--Dicksun. 18 G. 3 5 41 F. Pts. East Huntingdon Township Faculty Conquers Varsity ALVERTON, Jan. 15.--In a hot contested bt ttlc at the East Huntingdon High gy.nasium Friday afternoon the Faculty bested the Varsity, 24-23, with a 10-potnt scoring spurt in the last quarter. Davis.led the teachers to victory as he tallied 18 points. Each quintet scored nine Pick' goals, the margin of victory being determined from the foul line. Paced by Morgan, the Varsity maintained the lead for three quarters but were unable to .stem the faculty's fourth quarter attack. The line-ups: Faculty G. F. Pts. Shaffer 0 0 0 Kline 0 1 / Tomcchko 2 1 5 Carnack ,,_ 0 0 0 Davis 7 4 18 Totals 9 6 24 Non-scoring substitutes--Mclndoe and P. Tomechko. Varsily G. F. Pta. Morgan 5 Smith 0 Petro 2 MOUNT PLEASANT, Jan. 15.-Hurst High cagcrs had to put fort! their best effort to subdue Llgonie Hight's threat and finish on top o a 36-30 score Thursday at Ligonier It was the Scarlet Hurricane's firs victory in Section 10, W. P. I. A. L Hurst took the lead in the firs quarter and held an eight-point ad vantage at half time. The Clarkme; didn't fare so well in the thin period as the valley lads came with in a point of tying the score. Led by Dolan, the Mount Plcasan townshippcrs set a fast pace In th final stanza that paved the way t victory. Dolan was high scorer wit 15 points and Vikartosky and Balu tallied eight and seven respectively By WALTER F. DRISCOLL The Connollsville High School bas- ctball team lost another decision in ic Section 9 race of the W. P. I. V. L. Friday night as Greensburg urncd on the "heat" to romp to a 8-21 victory at the Westmoreland ountyseatei's' gym. Though Grcensburg won the con- est, they failed to stop "Allic" Luczak who scored 16 of the Cokcrs' oints. Luczak tallied six times rom the field and made four out of ight attempts from the foul line. Evans, usually · playing a guard osition, was started at forward be- ause of a leg ailment supposedly fTccting Showman. His failure to hoot when in the open, probably, auscd the Cokers additional scores. teed, who hasn't seen much action ue to illness, and Murray, a substi- utc, were indirectly responsible for many of the goals scored by the vic- ors as poor passes went to an op- lonent who merely dribbled into the laskct for a tally. What Coach Bill Dolde needs most s a pair of guards that can shoot at he basket with a fair degree of success. Olszcwski is a fighter and lays the game hard but can't shoot. Stipa. who didn't make the trip to Greensburg because of illness, de- lends his position well and is one ot :he better shots on the squad but he doesn't let go when opportunity presents itself. , The disappointment, as far as the fans are concerned, is the poor show- ng made by Marakas and Showman. Toward the latter part oi Ir.st season joth were playing the brand of ball that caused court enthusiasts to predict great things for the Cokers his season. In Luczak, the Coker team has a player that only happens along once a great while but "Allic" cannot expected to carry the whole burden. Next Tuesday, the Mount Pleasant Bobcats will be entertained at the High School gym and Coach Dolde will bend every effort to arouse the fighting spirit that he knows the boys possess. Win or lose, 'he Bobcats are always backed by a large following of loyal supporters. The line-ups: Connellsville G. Evans, f ... «--»-·-- » 0 Luczak, f 6 Marakas, c 1 j, g o Olszewski, g , 0 Showman, f 1 Copovec ... Thorn .... Pytlak, -- _.. 1 Centenarian Has No Tips. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15.--Alfre Richardson has reached the centur mark but has no explanation for h longevity. "I never calculated o what makes a man live so long," h said. "There's no set rule." F. Pts. Totals 8 F. Pts. 21 Non-scoring substitutes--Murray, Byrne, McClurc. Grcensburg Johnson, f Rowe, f StefTcn, c , Hallam, g Zyvith, g ._ Zalich, f G. _ 2 _ 5 4 1 , 3 1 4 11 10 2 9 2 Totals . 16 Non-scoring substitutcs- Corsi. Scoring by quarters: Connellsville 6 2 10 Greensburg .12 10 7 Referee--Rhodes. 6 38 -Kcough, 3--21 9--38 Catch Sea-Going Pet Totals 0 5 23 Non-scoring substitutes--Prccosky, ! Ottenberg and StaufTer. Scoring by quarters: Varsity 7 Faculty _ 0 Referee--Mclndoe. 4 6-- M 4 10--24 8 7 10 16--41 .!) 12 (i 0--27 Homes. You wiH lind desirable homes and home sites advertised in our classi- i ficd columns. This bulbous-looking mammal is puzzling experts at Florence, N. J. Eugene Dobos and John Molnar, who captured it, arc shown above. Takei from the waters of the Delaware River, some say it is a harbor scaLj others that it is a sea elephant. Anyway, it's G feet long and weighs 200" pounds, and cats five pounds of fish a day. And Gene and John make *·· little pin money by exhibiting it at ten cents a look. f Central Prete)

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