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PAGE TEN. DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLS, PA. Basketball THE .THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1939. Basketball I. C. H. S. Athletic Council Planning Many Activities / «-j ·/ qPORTORIALQ \s By JOHN H. WHOKIC, Sports Editor *J WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES The annual grid classic between Windbcr's Conl Miners and Johnstown has been dropped for next fall because o£ inability to agree on a BITS HERB AND THERE Johnny Fischer, National amateur champion of 1936, applauded the U.S. Golf Association for drawing a strict line between amateurs and professionals and said its rulings were date. The Flood City card lor 19391 entirely justified to prevent the follows: Sept. 16, Hurst; Sept. 23, Scottdale; Sept. 30, Braddock; Oct. 7, Glasspoi-t; Oct. 14, at New Castle; Oct. 20, at Clairton; Oct. 28, Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh; Nov. 4, Altoona; Nov. 11, Weirton, W. Va.; Nov. 18, at Jeannette; Nov. 25, open, and Nov. 30, Erie Academy. The Hurst and Glassport tilts will be at night. The Johnstown, board decided to sponsor golf and tennis teams . . . Red Barr's swimmers of Connellsville High arc stepping out in high gear. With two dual meeis already tucked away on the right side of the ledger, the Cokers are bent on successfully defending their W. P. I. A. L. crown . . . Dunbar Township still has a chance for the Section 17 crown and it will depend on the five's showing against Rostraver at Leisenring and Pricedale's performance when West Newton goes there. A three-way tie is possible if none of the others pull a surprise . . . East Huntingdon Township High realized $38.20 for the infantile paralysis foundation fund from its faculty basketball scrap which has been turned over to Barney Hahn of Tarr, district chairman . . . Immaculate Conception High Athletic Council, believing there is not sufficient entertainment being held in the city in order to keep alive interest in scholastic and independent athletics, is initiating a movement to focus more attention on sports. simon-pure links game from "becom- ng the sham that amateur tennis is." Young amateurs dor.'t have to travel over the country to get experience, ·"ischer said. . . A baseball fern who doesn't care much for the Pirates says the best prospect in the national pastime is the boy that "doesn't im- jress" Pie Traynor and the Bucs. . . Johnny Tyler of Mount Pleasant, Buffalo outfielder, had a batting average of .273 last year. In 141 games, ne went to bat 470 times, got 131 hits for a total of 194 bases and scored 88 times. Tyler had 23 doubles, two triples and 12 homers and drove over 72 runs. He was walked 31 times, fanned 63 times and stole 17 bases. Afield he was in 132 games and handled 299 putouts and seven assists while committing 15 errors for a mark of .953. . . Eddie Chapman, formerly of Scottdale, pitching with Montreal last year, was in 45 games, won nine and lost 14 for a percentage of .391. He worked in 1BG innings, faced 868 batters, had 183 hits collected off him, 95 runs scored, issued 118 walks, hit three batsmen, fanned 9 and wound up the year with nn earned run average ot 3.86. . . The baseball park- at Hot prir.gi. Ark., about 200 feet from home plrite. BOXING SHOW ADVOCATED AS INITIAL EVENT J. V. Connell Made President; Much Interest Shown in Group. NEXT MEETING SUNDAY, FEB. 12 An elaborate program of diversified activities is contemplated by Immaculate Conception High School Athletic Council which lias reorganized for tlie year. J. V. Council was chosen president, J. R. Porter vice-president, John Lieb secretary and Henry Brown treasurer at the reorganization meeting that atlracted the largest crowd in the history of the council, created six years ago. A number of special committees were named. There was a general discussion of various events which members felt the council should sponsor and fill a void in local athletic life, providing entertainment and amusement for the general public. Dr. James V. O'Donovan, chairman o' the miscellaneous sports and events committee, announced that one of the first presentations would be a boxing show within the ne-\t fortnight. The exact lime will be announced later, he said. The amateur card will be tile first of its k i n d during the winter Parochial Dribblers In Cage League Clash North Union Township carried of! a 30-16 victory Wednesday night in its scrap against Immaculate Conception High quintet at State Armory and enabled the townshippers to remain in the title chase of the Fayette- Greenc League. The Owis never threatened. The visitors held the local marksmen scoreless in the first period to record a 6-0 lead, and added to this to hold a 14-G advantage at the intermission. Both Coaches Steve Furin and Earl Trump used many substitutes, Furin because of a comfortable lead and Trump in the hopes of hitting upon a winning combination. North Union is j ust one game behind Point Marion and Georges Township, league leaders, and each of these clybs have to play Furin's quintet. The line-ups: North Union G. F. Pis. Local Rifle Outfit Loses to ScoiSdale, More Matches Booked J. Cindric, f 3 Livingston, f Maher, c ,,. . Silman ,K P. Cindric, g --_. Bryzak, t As a result there have been a flood ! season and should prove popular as of homers. The lost bnll item has | the community h;is been fining its become quite an expendit'ire so the ! support to good fistic programs. 2 1 Hess, f 1 Yalich, R . . _- 1 Zimmerman, g 1 Kalifut, g ... .-- . 1 LOOKING OVER ATHLETICS University of Pittsburgh placed its athletics under supervision of the Western (Big Ten) Conference, pledging to abide by its rules and submit to its "czar," Commissioner John L. Griffith, any question regarding eligibility of players, his decision to be final. It is a "cooperative agreement" as the Panthers do not become a conference member. Athletic Director James (Wliitey) Hagan of Pitt said the move was to prove the purity of its athletics by placing them under supervision of an established inter-collegiate conference and taking as flnal that group's word on such matters as eligibility, subsidization and proselyting. Only a few hours before the new venture was revealed, the faculty committee on athletics at the school submitted report endorsing the "code Bowman" of simon-pure sports which last fal] brought a rebellion of freshman football players and subsequent postponement of effectiveness of the setup until fall of 1939. "I have been watching Charley Gehringer (of the Detroit Tigers) piny second base for many years and I can truthfully say that I have never seen his equal. To me he is the greatest of the second sackers," declared George Moriarity, American League umpire, at the fifth annual all-sports dinner the other night. It was a fine tribute to the Tigers guardian of the keystone sack 1 who has been one of the mainstays of Detroit's offense and defense. John Henry Lewis having discontinued his suit against the New York State Athletic Commission for taking away a part of his light-heavyweight boxing title, Melio Bettina and Tiger Jack Fox will scrap Friday night in Madison Square Garden for the "light-heavyweight championship of the world" which has New York state as its border. The winner "of the 15-rounder will not be recognized in most slates as king because John Henry has a working majority granted him by virtue of the fact he is still ruler on the rolls of the National Boxing Association. Melio, a country boy from upstate New York, has a wide following and "Tiger," a slugging Negro out of Spokane, Wash., is a veteran in the game, having 20 knockouts in 34 fights since the start" of 1937. It should be a great scrap but will not have any definite bearing on the title status. fence is going to be heightened by 15 feet. . . Pittsburgh Pirates bnse- bal officials saw the possibility of Bobby Byrne. Jr., of St. Louis, some day playing the same position that his father played for the Bucs a quarter of a century ago. The elder Byrne Members of other committees indicated their desire to go help plans for various events "to liven up the town,' 1 activities ttu beliovo the community in g warned to witness them. The membership anri pledge com- Totals I. C. H. S. Orbm, f Hoyc, / Porter, c atend wHh i Sil«w. « -- D,.vin. g ...13 C. - 1 -_ 0 -- 0 -_ 0 F. Tts. L . I H;,rtm.-in. f Cnristophcr, Gcijjer, g Connellsville Rifle Club dropped its match with Scottd.ile sharpshooters Monday night at the MUl Town range by n score of 933 to 917. Porter led the Coker marksmen with a card of 190 points out of 200 while Pritchard was high for Scottdale with 192. The local riflemen entertain the Scots in a return engagement here February 3 before meeting Washington on February 6, Two postal matches are to be held with Oneicla, N. Y. and Thompsonville, Conn., February 10 and 13, respectively. Coker Jayvees Beaten by Jays Jeannette High Junior Varsity turned the tables on the Coker Jayvees, taking a 24 to 16 decision, at the Glass City Tuesday night in the preliminary to the league game. It made 11 wins as against one setback Cor the Jays whose lone reversal was suffered here in the year's initial battle. The summary: .Teunnette--24. G Horn, £ _ 2 2 2 ...2 Connellsville Porter . Stcrbutr.el ... Weisgerber Marinch .. . .. Cupp _ .. . P. 40 SO 48 ·19 50 Total .. Scottdale Pritchard . S. E. Baker E. C. Baker ____ 50 Mawhinncy ___ 49 Arrotti . _____ 50 I'. .. 49 49 Kn. 47 47 46 45 40 Kn. 46 40 ·17 45 40 St. 40 3(1 41 41 To. 190 18G 181 180 180 was a star third baseman for Pitts- | miltue, which consists of the ;i!umm ; burgh from 1909 to 1913. The son has signed a contract with Knoxville, Tenn., in the Southern Association and the Bucs under a working agreement have the first right to select and purchase players. , . Charles (Bucky) Redding, 17, a Brooklyn tough guy with only one amateur ring battle to his credit, showed so much natural ability that he has been nominated as a challenger for the welterweight , title in 1943. "Combine Benny j basketball schedules and J. R. Porter Leonard's boxing ability with Lew Tendler's famous left hook, top it off with Mickey Walker's courage and of the school, is to immediately work on the city canvass, for enrollment of members as the council fiscal period begins February 1. There are to be other committee appointments, such as public rela-! lions and school, memberships o f ' which will be ;:Jled when the council meets Sunday, February 12. The council named George J. Fricdel in charge of the football ni d Tcit.iN Scoring by quarter:.: North Union - . -C I. C, H. S. . 0 Referee--Bnker. 6 10--30 2 8--16 you have a vivid picture of Charlie Redding," said one reporter. . . The Pirates will help Purdue University dedicate its new baseball field in an exhibition game Saturday, April 15. Henry Armstrong has accepted terms to fight in Havana March 5, the Cuban National Sports Commission announced. The opponent ot the light and welter champion and the terms were not disclosed. , , Sammy Angott of Washington technical kayoed Eddie Brink of Scran.ton in five rounds while Pete Scalzo of New York knocked out Jimmy Buckler of Cincinnati in the second frame in Pittsburgh the other night. Sammy is getting tougher right along, making a bid for a f:ght with Henry Armstrong. . . Paul (Daffy) Dean has signed a Cardinal contract. . . Philadelphia Sporting Writers Association voted Jerome (Dizzy) Dean, of the I Cubs as the "most courage athlete" of 1938. . : Tony Terlazzo of Philadelphia broke two world and one American record and his teammate, Don Davis, smashed two more world marks hi weight lifting competition. . . . United States stars bettered three more South American swimming records but, of course, the records are ineligible for recognition because they were set by other than South general chairman of activities. Serving on the sports and events committee with Dr. O'Donovan arc William E. Boyla:id, John Alt and Billy Carter. Tne dance committee cm- braces Chairman John J. Brady, Charles F. White, N. F. Pockstaller, Field Trial Club Formed, Barnes Head John H. Barnes of Conneilsville was elected president of the Ilotch- walt Memorial Amateur Field Trial Forest Kcsi-ler, Regis Rcndme, Boyd j Club at the organization meeting of Lo\e. M. V. Munk and Dr. E. F. t nr. enthusiastic gioup of bird do/; FitzGerald while the card party group includes Chairman Charles Tullcy, John Stagner, Francis Rendino, Joseph Rendine, Sylvester Rendine, John Leib, Henry Oppcrmann and William Soisson. JAMES HACKNEY PRESIDENT CiTY HORSESHOE CLUB The City Horseshoe Club has been org.-uiized at the City Recreation Center with the following officers: President, James Hackney: vice- president, Thomas Evans; secretary, William Stoner, and treasurer, George Nelson. The enthusiasm displayed by the barnyard golf enthusiasts is'an indication that the club will prove a very popular organization under the center's sponsorship. Rules govern- inK circuit play have been adopted. An effort will be made to book some of the outstanding horseshoe teams of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Clubs desiring matches should write to William Stoner, secretary, at the Recreation Cenier. William Xeubaucr. sponsor of the organization, has called a meeting lor 9 o'clock Friday night at the center. Apply for Charter. GBEENSBURG, Feb. 2.--Members of Harry L. Handel Post of the American Legion of West Newton applied to the Westmoreland county court for a charter. The incorporations are E!i A. Hartman, Harvey B. Hand, Samuel B. Obley, James C. Scholl and John A. Bcattie. Americans at Buenos Aires. Five active lay members of the Loyal University board of athletic control announced they resigned because the university president had refused to approve their selection of Mannie Vezie as head football coach, succeeding Tom Lieb. The prexy is said to have chosen Mike Pecarovich, now skipper at Gonaga. . . News from the U. S. Lawn Tennis Association, that 27 nations--three more than last year --coveted the Davis Cup sufficiently to file 1939 entry blanks caused about as much excitement in flannel pants circles as a cauliflowered ear in Madison Square Garden. Australia's .net team so far overshadows the other 26 entrants that it's dollars to doughnuts Uncle Sam will have to defend the trophy against the men from "down under" next summer. . . Closing of entries for the National open golf tourney has been switched from May 18 to May 9. On May 22, not 29, the qualifying rounds will be played. The championship event is at Philadelphia Country Club, West Conshohocken, June 8-10. East Huntingdon Faculty Whipped By Varsity Team Special to The Courier. ALVERTON, Feb. 2.--East Huntingdon's varsity basketball team proved too much for the faculty Wednesday afternoon in a game played for the benefit o£ the infantile paralsis foundation fund as it walked off with a 31-23 triumph. Bales and Petro paced the school boys' attack w:th nine and eight 'points respectively while Poole i topped the teachers' with four double-deckers and a foul goal. Principal William Davis reported $38.20 had been received and turned over to Barney Hahn, local fund treasurer. The line-ups: Varsity G. Bales, f 4 Clausner, f 2 Pctro, c 3 Ottenberg, g ,, 1 Precosky, g 0 Pytlak, g 2 I Mil ler, f 1 Pts. Somerset, Rockwood Triumph to Remain In Race for Togas Totals 13 31 Non-scoring substitute--Dezambo. Faculty G. F. Tts. Schafler, f 0 0 0 Kline, f .,,. O i l Poole, c , 4 i 9 Frethy, g _ 2 2 6 Tomechko, g _ O i l Davis, f 2 0 4 Carnack, f o 1 ] Seabold, g ,, O i l Totals 8 7 23 Scoring by quarters: Varsity 6 11 6 8--31 Faculty 5 4 5 9--23 Referees---Wall (three quarters), Taylor and Leighty (one quarter.) fans and sportsmen at Mount Pleasant. J. T. Maloy and Harold Linn, both of Scottdale, were chosen first ;md second vice-presidents, Herbert Leipertz of Cheswick, third vice- president, Llod C. Koontz of Mount Pleasant, secteUiry-treasurer, and L. G. Freed of Mount Pleasant, Robert Gilchrist of Scottdale, L. W. Shaffer of Donegal, Thomas Moycs of Springdale and J. J. Faith of New Kensington, directors. Membership was limited to 25 and funds were raised to purchase 50 quail to be liberated at the spring trials which will be held March 18 and 19 on the Ed Rose, Popovich and Byers farms, two miles north of Mount Pleasant. There will be puppy derby, all age, and a shooting dog stake run with competent judges in charge. Affiliation with the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America will be considered at the Hotchwait's next meeting. HURST VARSITY UPSETS ALUMNI Purhkar shot a field goal in the last three seconds of play to give Hurst Higli Scarlet Hurricane a 36 to 34 decision over the Alumni. Hogan paced the winners with eight field goals and a foul for 17 points. Unity Fraternity Topples Carriers Somerset took the Conemaugh Township to the tune oi' 31 to 25 to move within a full gamr of the first-place Boswell quintet in the Class A division ot the Somerset County Basketball League while Rockwood toppled Garrett, 23 to 15, to gain ground on Somerset Township High in the Class B group. Meyersdale was dropped into sixth place as Shade Township took a 22 to 14 triumph in the "A" group. Shanksvilie spilled Berlin, 33 to 27, and Boswell turned back Stoycstown, 52 to 18. O J -1 Rolling on the West Penn alleys Monday, the Unity Fraternity duckpin team took two of three games from the Carriers, leaders of the City Industrial Bowling League. The -Frat" has booked games with Ki'.vanis and other teams. Caseys Travel Tonight. Tonight the Casey basketball quintet does battle with the Ladis five at Latrobe. Manager J,mmy Albine requests, all players making the t l i p to be at Funari's store no later than 6:45 o'clock. Satisfaction Guaranteed G e n u i n e Pittsburgh Shaker Screen Coal. Cunnellsrille 9 ft. Cokinir Coitl Lump and Run-of-Minc. Specially Vreparetl Gas Stoker Coal 15 -- PHONE -- 1700 Two Yards: JtcCormick Avenue XorUi Arch Struct Total 917 To. 192 187 187 131 184 . 333 Grabnm, Miller, c -. Marisco, g -· R. Clark, g A. Ereditario, t _. Chew, f Paulone, g Stable, c Fano'li, f -....J. Clark, f .... 0 ....0 0 1 .. .0 .... 0 Totals ..- - 11 Connellsville Campbell, f T. Jones, f Lucsak, c .. - -Landymore, g -Lopes, g _ Sharpe. f 2 Shcrrick, g 0 Strawn, c 0 Totals 6 Score by periods: Jeunnette Jrs. _ 6 6 Connellsville . ...,, 4 4 Hcferee--Danton. F 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 C F 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 Pts. 4 4 4 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 24 Pts. 0 3 3 5 0 5 0 0 16 4--24 5--16 OVERHOLT TO MEET CASEYS AT SCOTTDALE First of Three Cage Tilts To Be Staged Saturday Night. MAIN CONTEST AT 9 O'CLOCK Saturday night at Scottdale Armory the Casey and Overholt basketball teams meet in a battle that is expected to attract hundreds of district sporting fans. This will be the first of a series o£ three games. Both teams are confident of victory and a comparison of their records shows very little difference in team :' rength. Both teams hold a victory over the high touted Kaufman five of Uniontown, the only other contender lor the county crown. Extra seats will be erected to take care of an overflow crowd. 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