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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 16

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,. PAGE SIXTEEN. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1938. 'Basketball THE Basketball COKERS BREAK FIVE SWIM G RECORDS Sporforiais By JOHN H. TVHORIC Sports Editor OLD VETE'S BIG THRILL , WAS IN '26 SERIES Through 19 years of major-league pitching, Grover Cleveland "^Alexander, Old Pete they called him, the newest addition .to. baseball's Hall .of Fame, performed a lone list of heroic deeds and was the central figure in countless dramas but the greatest moment of all for him came in the 1026 World" Series at-Yankco Stadium on Sunday, October 107 Oh a cloudy, chilly afternoon witfi ' 38,093 spectators peering down from-tho stool ribbed stands Rogers -Hornsby, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, mo- tioncid way out to the lelt field hull pen for a relief pitcher to come in to stop a threatening Yankee_:rally; · Thc_serles was tied at- three games all' and 'the Cardinals were battling to hold a 3-2 lend in the deciding game. The Yanks' had filled the bases' with two out' and Jess Haines was wilting badly under pressure. To stem the time of Yankee hits, Hornsby called on Alexander who. had pitched and won a full nonc-Inning game the day before to deadlock the series. .. V . Down through the years the talc has] been told that Alexander, ttvnk- ing" he" hadTcomplctcd.'his share 'of World Scries pitching, had celebrated; not wisely,. -but- too well, the night before^ "Some b'aseballjicribcs insist that "Alex the~Creat" actually daggered as he came across the wide expanse -of 'outfield' to face' one of the toughest assignments in : all -World Series- annals. With his cap tilted down over his eyes 'and, half oft the back of his shaggy auburn hair, Alexander came shuffling in, stopping several times as he made his way. He wasn't exactly in a hurry. In retelling about that trip to the mound Alexander said: "They say I stopped to pick daisies on'my way in. t didn't but what the Hell did they went me to do-- run in. I'd a been all out of breath."- I saw the hitter was hopping around, knocking dirt from his spikes snd anxious for me to get there. So I thought to myself I'll give him plenty of time to worry." Then in the next couple oj minutes Ale.-iundor performed one of the noblest exhibitions of courage and skill In World Series history. The .batter was Tony Lazzori, and Alexander cut him down on three pitched balls. . The drama 'of the . strikeout was heightened by the fact that Lazzeri fouled the second pitch far into the left field stands. On the tt.ird strike Alexander was walking off the mound almost simultaneously with Lazzeri's swing. Then Alexander hpd to complete two" more full innings of hitless pitching; before he closed out the Cardinals' 3-2 triumph which brought them the world's championship. Alexander, who'll be 51 next February 20;, holds numerous pitching records, chief of them being: Won more games than any" other National League pitcher, 373; pitched 90 shutouts. (A lifetime National League record); pitched 16 shutouts in 1918, a league record; only National League pitcher besides C h r i s t y Mathewson to win 30 or more games in three seasons -- 31 in 1015, 33 in · 1916 and 30 in 1917; pitched four one- hit games in 1915 for a record; only National League pitcher ever to lead league -in games won andjiost.and earned runs in two different years. He is now a year round employe ot 'Johnny Connors, cx-flghtcr .who owns the Empire Hotel at Springfield, 111. He acts as official grectcr in the" winter and manages :the: Spring-. field Empires in the summer. TRACK aiAY^NOX BK: READ* Indication's "are: that' thc'.track: will not be ready at Cokcr 'Stadium' for next spring which means that unless there is a change in scheduled plans of ^vorlc procedure there, Fayctto county's annual intcrscholastic track and- field meet wilUhavc-to be Jield elsewhere. It had been ." hoped to have the Stadium in readiness for the county events- next-May^ - '-· Fred Snell^A. "A. U. commissioner for_ Connellsvillc, has arranged to have an~A.--M.'A. championship program here -this year. It 'is probable", however that the work on the track will be completed in time for- this feature. Present prospects are for completion of the track work about June 1. . With a number of track and field " events in the offing, it would be advisable lor officials to devote a little more consideration to this phase ol the athletic plant so that it may be put into nse next spring. Miehoff and Proska 1 Named Co-Caplaiiis -.; Of Penn Stale Five STATE COLLEGE, Jan. 21.--Sol Miehoff and Joe'. Proksa, star forwards, today were elected co-cap- '· tains of the Penn Stato basketball team for the 1937-38 season. Both players are prominent in other sports, Proksa being a varsity lacrosse . player,'. while.. McihofC · captained . the undefeated soccer team and has been a. regular basketball player for two seasons.; - : Why Not '··;· Try our classified columns when you wont something? Results follow. Senior Class Is First In Annual School Meet; Sophomores AreSecond Bob Go!born Beats Bill : B|acka in Feature """."" Back Crawl. MEdLEY RELAY :: . GREAT CONTEST Seven Senior boys,, none .of whom, scored less than a third place, captured the intcrclass swimming championships of Connellsville High School on Wednesday afternoon. The Seniors tallied 44 points to win the honors while the Sophomores were second with 34, the Juniors third with 29 points and the Freshmen brought up the rear with 13. Although five interclass competition records were shattered, the feature event was the 100-yard back crawl in which Bob Colborn, a Sophomore, defeated Bill Blacka, a Junior, as both clipped several seconds, from the existing mark. · T h e other outstanding performance was the 180-yard medley relay that was wpn^ by the--Senior team composed · of -Minerd, Peterson nnd .Bcighloy. . "From the. contenders in the meet Coach "Red Barr will' select his Varsity starters when tho annual interscholastic competition is started. The summary: 40-yard free style--Won by Beighley, Senior; second, Sapolsky, Senior; thir.d, Guzi, Senior; fourth, Craig, Junior; fifth, Fossclman, Freshman. Time, 21.3 (New record.) N 100-yard backstroke--W o n by Foley, Junior;, second, Peterson, Senior; third, Evans, Senior; fourth, Glass, Sophomore; fifth, Baldwin, Freshman; Time; 1:19.1 (new record.) 220-yard free style--Won by Minerd, Senior; s e c o n d , Boyle, Sophomore; third, Clemmcr, Sophomore; fourth, Buttermorc, Freshman; flfth, .Fosselman, Freshman. Time, 2:53.2. 100-yard back crawl--Won by Colborn, Sophomore; second, Blncka, Junior; third, Boyle, Freshman; fourth, Ramage, J u n i o r ; flfth, Laugherty, Sophomore. Time, 1:11.4 (new record.) 100-yard free style--Won by Kef- tcr. Sophomore; second, Willard, Senior; third, Dill, Junior; fourth, Stefi, Junior; fifth. Frazicr. Freshman. Time, 1:03.5. 180-yard medley relay--Won by Seniors, Minerd, Peterson, Bcighley; second, Juniors; third, Sophomores-; fourth. Freshmen. 160-yard free style relay--Won by Sophomores, Colbom, ; Clcmmer, Boyle, Kefler; second, Seniors; third, Juniors; fourth. Freshmen. Time, 1:30 (new record.) 'Marco, Bowman Basketeers Win In Center Loop The Bowmans toppled the Hi-De- Ho quintet, 37 to 33, while the De- Marcos scored a 32 to 18 decision over the Baptists in tho Dunbar WPA Recreation Center Basketball League Thursday night. Nick Soldano of the Bowmans who tallied 19 points is setting the pace for the league with more than 60 points although he has not been in all of the games. : The summary: ·Bowmans Soldano, f _. Bruno, f .Jaryis, c -Bogusky, g Caruso, g -;. Totals Hi-De-JIo .. McDowell, it D.-Bake'r,' f C. Harvey, c L. 'Harvey,' g ;,,. Gent, g G, , 9 . 5 , 2 2 0 F. Pits. G 1' 33 Totals :__ ...16 Score by quarters: , : Bowmans 8 '8 10 11---37 Hi-Dc-Ho 2 9 4 18--33 Referee--DcMarco. Umpire--Parker. DcMarcos Lizzi, f McDowell, f Duhaway, - c .-. Manzola, g Viqycr, -g :. Parker, f .'. DcMarco, c F. Pis. n 10 . Totals Baptists J. D. Baker, f Blgley, f __: ET. Nygren, c Yutzy, g ._ D. Nygron, g _.,, 15 G. . 1 . 2 3 6 0 0 8 5 2 32 F. Pts. 0 2 0 4 Totals ... _. 9 0 18 Score by quarters: DcMarcos ..r fl '4.10 9-^-32 Baptists 2 6 2 8--18 . Referee--Bogusky. . Umpire--Caruso. Winter Sports Queen Vcrnn Wesft · . . winter sports queen When the annual winter sporU carnival IB held at IshpcrnlnK, Mich., Feb. 21. Miss Vcrna Wcsa, 18, will rule as queen. Tom Eliwbod Coach Of W. J. Wrestlers WASHINGTON. Pa., Jan. 21. Wrestling, v a sport which attracts varsity and freshmen candidates at Washington and Jefferson College by droves, will occupy its usual prominent place this year on the winter sports program, says W. F. Henry, athletic director. The varsity grapplcrs. under the direction of head coach Tom Ellwood, former Penn State football and wrestling star, face four severe intercollegiate tests and one tournament this year. W. Si J.'s grapplers. plagued last year by sickness and injuries, failed to get going, but three Icttcrmen and a dozen more experienced varsity candidates brighten this year's prospects, and according to Coach Ellwood, the showing made by the 1938 edition should be a vast improvement over that of last year. The schedule. Feb. 12--Waynesburg at Waynesburg. Feb. 19--Findlcy College at home. Feb. 25--Kent State University, at home. March 4--West Virginia University, at home. COKERS PLAY LATROBEJFIVE THIS EVENING / Dunbar Township Goes To Derry for Important Game. SCOTT IES HOST TO GREENSBURG Connellsville High School basketball team takes to the road tonight, traveling to Latrobe. With spirits buoyed up by thrilling 47-33 triumph over Mount Pleasant on Tuesday, the locals are hopeful of climbing into the .500 ranks in the league standings. The Coker quintet knocked off Jcanncttc in its first encounter and then lost to Johnstown, Norwin and Greensburgh before crashing back into the win column. Interest in league competition will be centered at Scottdale when Greensburgh, undefeated, will attempt to continue its unblemished record. Coach Bill Lohr's baskctccrs have been looking forward to this and arc determined to do their utmost to stop the countyscatcrs. Mount Picas- ant's namsay, treks to Jcannettc. District teams in Section 10 finds Dunbar Township High facing its toughest opponent, Dcrry Township, defending champion, iit that place. A victory would give Lciscnring n decided "edge" in the race for the pennant and with that thought in mind, Coach Bruce Shearer's lads are going to be hard to stop. Hurst plays at East Huntington and if the Scarlet Hurrican's victory over Derry Township hasn't reacted the wrong way, the Clarkmcn shouldn't have much difficulty. Perry Township, coming out of Its tailspin after three straight losses, m.ide Its initial win In Section 18 at the expenses of South Huntingdon last Tuesday and tonight Journeys to West Newton where a determined effort will be made to continue in the win column. Billy Conn Will Meet Honeyboy Jones Jan. 24 In Pittsburgh Program PITTSBURGH. Jan. 21.--Promoter Jafco Mlnu will awing back into action in the fistic world on Monday night, January 24, at Motor Square Garden with one of the best looking fight cards of the new year. Jake has matched Billy Conn with Honey- boy Jones in the 12 round main event and will support the top battle with a a great array of prelims. Conn has boxed Jones on three previous occasions. Each fight wo« close. Most of the fans thought that Jones won the last two bouts, although Billy came up with the verdict in his favor. Ironing Boards Full Sturdily »"· $1 .50 y built. · § == WASH BOILERS Heavy c o p p e r paneled bottom. Wire reinforced :op ______ ..__ ____ ,,,,,,,,.,, $3^50 ELECTRIC |RONS Regular weight. $"1 .75 Very durable | CLOTHES LJNES Silver Lake. 100 feet length PYREX WARE The latest patterns. Top-of- stove style. Skillets, eacli Double Boilers $3.45 CLOTHES BASKETS Largo size willow baskets ........ ,, ............. Clothes Line Props, each ........................ Clothes Hampers Fancy clothes hampers with Pryalin top. Now! Streamlined! In white and colors. %Vc Carry a Full Line of Genuine Majestic Parts. Scottdale I'lione 28!). C05NELLSVILLK 1'Jione 185. Unloutown Wione 112. HANK GETS A PRETTY PUPIL Mart.i Barnott and Hank Grcenbcrc Pretty Mnrta Barnctt of Miami Beach. Flu., proves a good baseball pupil of Hank Grcenborg, slugging first baseman of the Detroit Tigorn, an the two frolic on th« beach at Miami B«ch. Hank in vacationing in th louthland. --Centra) frett TWO CONTESTS THIS EVENING, STATE ARMORY Westinghouse and Female School Teachers To Play Here. FIRST BATTLE AT 7:30 SHARP There will be another doubleheader basketball attraction at State Armory tonight. In the opener at 7:30 o'clock, the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company No. 2 girl dribblers will oppose a quintet of fair members ot the High School faculty, led by Miss Clark . In the other tilt, listed for 8:30 o'clock, the Westinghouse five, one of the strongest clubs to represent the city in years, does battle with the Hazel-Atlas Company of Washington, Pa. The visitors have dropped but one game this year and are leading the industrial league at that place. Heiress Seeks Divorce. RENO, Jan. 21.--Mrs. Eleanor Close Rand, wealthy and attractive step-daughter of the.U..S. ambassador to Belgium, has converted her chauffeur into a bodyguard to protect her from kidnapers while she establishes residence here to divorce her third husband, her attorney, said today. Mrs. Rand is 27 and has a fortune estimated at $1,500,000. Is Really a Major Sale Event eThe reductions speak for themselves . . . . just figure how much you save! But most important is the quality of merchandise you are saving on. National advertised brands which you have bought here for years makes it impossible to buy "blindfolded," also takes all the "chance" out of buying. That's what makes it a "MAJOR SALE EVENT." We sincerely urge quick action-values like this can't last long. Entire Stock Men's $25.00 to $45.00 Values Including Hart, Schat'fner Marx and other national adv. brands. BOYS' SUITS :J luiickor Suits ).!: In SM.50 Values Oiig Trouscr Suits r,o to $·.':..·») Values .95 Boy* ^SsWrts SS5^ caT SWCct-0" SlSP» We 25% °fi GIGLIOTTI'S 's LEADING MEVS STOKE £» 3orth PIttsburg Street. -S.

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