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fAG.ii; Uli.'K. Ti-LL DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1939. Basketball THE WORLD basketball S P O R T O R I A L Q +*J By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor +*J 1IASSON HIT .275 WITH COLUMBUS IN 1938 Eugene Hasson, ConneUsviUe's first sacker who played with Phils delphia Athletics and Columbus Bed Birds last season and who has been sold by the Cardinal farm to Montreal of the International League, had a batting average oÂ£ .275 with Columbus in 1938, according to the official fielder played in 123 games, batted 414 times and got 114 hits lor a total of 202 bases, the wallops including 23 doubles, four triples and 19 homers. Hasson scored 71 times and had three sacrifice hits. His fielding average was .982, having 9S6 putouts and 70 assists as against 19 errors. Hasson was poison with the war club as he chased over a total of 97 runs, being 10th in this department in the league, some of the leaders having played in as many as 29 games more than he did. Gene got 60 free passes to first, was hit by a pitched ball five times and struck out 57 times. Danny Taylor oC West Newton, who played with Minneapolis, Columbus and Indianapolis, batted at a .333 clip in 125 games while Jimmy Bucher, former Scottdale Cardinal, punched tiie apple at .317 tor Columbus, having 159 hits in 501 trips to the plate in 121 games. Mike Ryba also a former Scot, clubbed out at .246, having 51 hits in 207. times up in 72 games for Columbus. Gordon Hinkle, formerly of Scottdale, a catcher for Indianapolis and Toledo, batted .204, getting 32 hits in 157 times up. Ryba, pitching for Columbus, won only three as against nine defeats while working in 18 games but his earned run average was 3.24, seventh best in the league. He worked 86 innings; including four complete games, laced 345 batters who got 90 hits, 51 runs, 17 walks and 52 strikeouts. Ryba made two wild pitches. JOHNSTOWN DEFEATS COKERS WHAT'S GOING ON: IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES The Brownsville-Charleroi basketball game in Section 4 at the latter's gym has been moved from Friday, February 19, to Thursday, February 9, at the request of the Cougars. . . A Donora sports writer ! suggests high school crew competition on the Monongahela River. The question of locks, however, might interfere with a long range event. . , The Johnstown Democrat sports editor, calling attention of inability of the Flood City and Windber schools to agree on a football date next winter, said there was a need for commissioners right now. He said Johnstown's only game rating higher than the Coalminers was Altoona which left 11 dates to accomodate Windber while the Somerset countians had 12 dates. "It's as plain as a pimple on the end of a young girl's nose that there's more than a football date behind the break," the scribe added. . . Our deepest sympathy goes to Joseph A, (Larry) Lerew, Coker track and field coach and former athletic director and assistant football coach, whose heart is heavy over the loss of his \vife. . . "Work begins Monday on the $50,000 athletic field at Point Marion. Work will be given 30 men by the WPA project. . . A. J. Everhart, - Uniontown cage mentor, wants to abandon the undergraduate idea and make the county tournament a varsity affair. He says other coaches are of the same mind. . . District One, P.-I. A. A. reversed its stand on the State-wide basketball 'eliminations and will be enrolling in the 1939 play. Dunbar Township Biasketeers Open Artillery Against Belle Vernon High One-Sided Win Keeps Mules in Section 17 Pennant Race. SEWICKLEYHI BOWS TO NEWTS C5TY RECREATION CENTER NOTES BITS IIEUE AND THERE Three former major league pilots are noiv in the International League --Rogers Hornsby, Billy Southworth and Burleigh Grimes . . . Tommy Padden, former Pirate, is to be . shipped by the Giants to Jersey City . . . Stonesboro Fair will build a tunnel under the race track so that persons won't have to cross the track while a race is on ... Lou Gehrig's pay next season will be at the rate of $55 an hour, judging that he works every day between the hours of 1 and . 5 . . . Wheeling's dog show opens April 29 ... Jacob H. (Buddy) Baer, 23-year-old boxer and brother of Max Baer, former world's heavyweight champion, and Miss Ralpha M. Pearl, 22, were married in Reno, Nev. Buddy must be getting ready for another round . . . Washington Senators have signed up Robert Garner of Rockmart, Ga., who is six feet seven inches tall in his bare feet. He pitched for Salisbury, Md., last year, winning 10 and losing seven ... Some kind of a screwy record was chalked up when Dick Gernert of Wooster heaved a 72-foot pass down the floor to Dave Henderson and the ball went wild and rebounded from the blackboard into the basket to count two points as Mount Union was beaten, 34-23 . . . . Three Ptt freshmen athletes have family reputations to maintain. They are Billy Goldberg, Chuck Randour, halfback and brother of the Pitt left half of ]935, and Dave Cohen, frpsh court guard and brother of Les ,-irid Milt Cohen, who played from 1927 through 1931 . . . A team of Pittsburgh boxers will fight at the Cleveland Athletic Club on February V . . . We've heard from time to time, j that everybody loves a winner but the late Colonel Jake Ruppcrt was one of the few living exemplifications of a winner, NYA workers in five NYA shops in Pennsylvania are completing an order for 10,000 traps for the State Game Commission to be used in redistributing Pennsylvania's rabbit population. It ft expected that over 50,000 rabbits will be captured and redistributed . . . Those of Uncle Sam's solons with more than a passive interest in their country's wild life prepared for a battle to the finish as budget recommendations to the 76th Congress threatened sharp curtailment of a rapidly growing movement toward more complete restoration of America's great out-of-doors and it denizens. Girding for batlle was occasioned, for the most part, by the reduction in the budget of the amount to be appropriated by Con- firess to carry out the provisions of the Pittman-Robei-tson Federal aid to wild lite bill as enacted by the last Congress . . . The fourth annual North American wild life conference will be held in Detroit. Mich., February 13, 1-1 and 15 under the auspices oC the American Wildlife Institute. Discussions will center about (he Piltman-Robertson Act. interstate control of migratory fish, water pollution, wildlife education, mosquito control and' wild life and farmcr-sporfsrnan relationship. Meiers, Motors Win West Penn Matches Bowliyis on the West Pcnn alleys, the Meters won the odd game from the Amps and the Motors took three in a row from the Poles in the West Pcnn Duckpin League. By WALTER MISKINIS Team C is out in front in the City WPA Recreation Center Ping-Pong League witlva total of 92 wins out of possible 150, In second place is Team A with 74 wins and 51 reversals. Wednesday evening, February 3, Recreation Center bo-5 and Girls independent ping-pong teams will travel to Donora to meet two strong teams there. Included in the boys lineup will be George Soisson, PUc- Caretti, Frank Secan, Gene Floto nnd Joe Ray. Playing for the "fairer sex" will be Edith Tulley, Dot Rowe, Dutch Miller, Jean Howser and Anna Gregg. Joe Ray is in charge of the boys team while Jean Stnuftcr manages the lassies. Dunbar Township High's basket- ecrs decided to get down to some serious business and walloped a weak Belle Vernon Jive to the iune of 55 to H Friday night at the loser's gym in Section 17 to keep in the pennant chase. As Leisenring was tripping the Belles, South Pluntingdon turned in a surprising victory over Rostr.ivcr Township to knock Pricedale into a second place tic with the Ked and Black while West Newton coasted to a GO-22 decision over Sewickley Township to remain at the top uf the pack. Coach Bruce M. Shearer's warriors lost no time in piling up a big lead against Belle Vernon and when ihe curtain came down on the first quarter, the margin was six points. At the half it xvas 24. Hertznell paced Leisenring wilh nine field goals and one foul while Romanko dropped in seven two- pointers. Tho summary: Dunbar G F rts. Herchko, f 2 1 Pavlosky, f 4 0 a Hertznell, c 9 1 19 j Husband, g ..,, 1 (J 2 I Kontra. g 2 1 5 Romanko, f 7 0 14 j Sepesi, f 1 n With One Leg--He's a Champ Jean tiosselin, 19-year-old one-legged skier, polishes his technique at tho ski grounds in Lac Beauport, Quebec. Despite his handicap, he is able to executo all the difficult maneuvers knoi^n to the sport, at which he has been nn expert for eight years. (Cmirat Prcm) Totals . .. Belle Vernon Basile, f Grant, f O'Leary, i J. Oliver, McNeil, g Tesi, f . Dawson. i Greco, g Totals ._ , Score by periods: Dunbar Belle Vernon Referee--Barbero. In the City Horseshoe League, South Side bested North End three out of four contests as Stoner and Conway, South Side, defeated Fisella and Keno, North End, 50-33, Lytle and Corvin, South Side, whipped Barnhart and Korbachinski, North End, 5C-18, and Keno and Fisclla nipped Lytle and Corvin, 50-48, North End and East Park split four games when Minor and A* Nelson, East Park, took over Evans and Barnhart, North End., 50-20, Keno and Fisella, North End, whipped G. Nelson and Howard, 50-15, Keno and Fisella, North End, repeated to swamp Minor and A. Nelson, 50-8, and G. Nelson and Howard, East Park, took the measure of Evans and Barnhart, North End, 50-31. Tweed H. Stafford of (he Recreation Center, gave an interesting talk before the Fish Game Club of the High School AVednesday afternoon. Mr. Stafford is an authority on nature lore. The instructor's speech met with so much approval that the club has invited him to speak again Wednesday afternoon, February 15. Charleroi Downs Paramount Quint By Single Point Charleroi nosed out the Paramount by a score of 25 to 24 at Charleroi in an exciting floor scrap in which the winners got off to a nice lead in the second quarter. The two will clash in a return game at State Armory Tuesday night. The summary: ' Pdramoiints G. Stipa, f _ , 5 Testa, f 2 Conway, f 0 McMullen, c ,, 1 Brown, c 0 Blasey, g 1 Kline, g ._ 0 55 Pis, OverhoSt, Caseys Play Tonight at Scottdale Â·IWILLOW INN, ' OGLEEVES IN PENNANT TIE 10 18 Â·I 4 Perry Defeats Fayette City In Section 17 j j Junior Division Flag to Be Decided at Armory Gym Saturday. SIX GOOD GAMES IN CITY LEAGUE The series between Casey am OverhoH cagers gets under way tonight at Scottdale Armory and regardless of which team wins or lose; fandom will be given another oppor t u n i l y in less than 48 hours to wutcl them meet in Connelisville Stati Armory in the second game. If one should cop both games i would be tnnlnmount to being de elrut'd county champion. Both Casey ;ind Overholt quintets hold a victor; over Knufm'ans, only other five ex pectf'd to do much contesting for county honors. Two preliminary games piecede the Cnsey-Overholt scrap at Scottdale Armory tonight, the first getting ! The first half of the junior nnd j young men's tiivUions of the City j W. P. I. A. L CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION FOUR Yesterday's Results. Monongahela 32; California 29. Monessen 46; Brownsville 22. L O C A L FIVE UNABLE TO HOLD JAWNS Standing of the Clubs. W. L. harleroi . --. Monessen Brownsville Donora VIonongahela California 5 4 _ 2 _ 2 .0 Pet. 1.000 .833 .571 .333 .286 .000 Games Tuesday. Monessen at Donora. Charleroi at California. SECTION 17 Yesterday's Results. Perryopolis 32; Fayette City 28. South Huntingdon 42; Rostraver 31. West Newton BO; Sewickley 22. Dunbar 66; Belle Vernon 14. Standing oE the Clubs. W. L. West Newton Dunbar Rostraver , South Huntingdon Sewickley .-Perryopolis Fayette City Belle Vernon, . . 7 ......7 5 4. Pet. .889 .778 .778 .556 .444 .333 .222 .000 Games Tuesday. South Huntingdon at Fayette City. West Newton at Rostraver. Perryopolis at Belle Vernon. Sewickley at Dunbar. SECTION 15 Yesterday's Results. Redstone 43; Bentleyville 25. East Bethlehem 40; Ellsworth 26. Standing of the CInbs. W. L. 8 .....6 Redstone -N. Belle Vernon Bentleyville German . -- Cenlerville East Bethlehem Ellsworth East Pike Run Pet. .889 .750 .667 .625 .37 .375 .333 .000 Games Monday. East Pike Run at Centerville. German at East Bethlehem. sinrted at o'clock and o'clock. The preliminary o'clock, the next at 8 the main aftair at 9 to the Casey; Recreation Center Basketball I Over-holt Rame at Connellsville Stale Perry Township High dribblers were slow in starting but once started took matters into their own hands and came through with a 32 to 28 decision over Fayette City in Section 17 Friday modorcs gym. The summary: Fayette Cily Loviskie, f Ridgeway, f Russell, c McCrory, g Butier. g .. Plvarnik. Henry, g night at the Com- rts. 6 League cnme to ,1 close with six \vclj played contests ;it State Armory. Ofilcver 1 , ex;H'rif.-ncccl little difficulty ill defonlilig "Y" .Slr*.':imliners, 24-10. McCarthy w:..s the- point getter for the /loris!-Â«. Comot.s look UK? measure ot St. Rita Juniurs, 23-12. Sw.illup w;is tlie heavk-st scorer. Willow Inn Juniors g.-tined a tie o for first place honors by whipping j. the North End Tigers, 3D-15. Man~ ' and Wolfe stood out for the victors. Armory Monday night will feature the Paramounts in a contest starting at 7:30 o'clock. 5 i Plav Willow Withdraws Seniors. Conch Joseph Hartman of Grove City High believes in looking ahead. When his basketball team failed to win. the- mentor released all seniors in order 1o prop.ire for f u t u r e sea- Totals 9 Charleroi G. Bobert, f 4 Ingland, g _.. 0 Davis, u _. , 1 Gray, g 1 Kopach, g 4 Pis. 12 5 0 2 0 5 0 24 rts. 12 0 3 Totals Score by periods: Fayette City Perry Referee--Dickson. .,14 8 4 .... 5 11 32 4 12--28 6 10--32 B. M. A. Baskefeers Beai Saniarellas closed with Oglevec'S and Inn tied for first plnce. A game was to be staged loday to de- i termine the champion. Paramount Theatre Juniors, kept their slate clean, drubbing Leisenring, 33-15. Jackie Kline paced the scorers with 32 points. Pleasant I Level Dairy copped a thriller from ' Greenwood, 19-17. West Side put on a rally in the final frame but (ell short. Abbie Shafsky, newcomer for Greenwood, led with eight markers. Dawson cut loose with a deluge of scores to gain a 32-21 victory over St. Rita. Bob Laughrey was outstanding for Dawson while Carbonara contributed 10 points to his team's total. Second half of both sections will open Saturday at the Armory. Walter Miskinis, director of the leagues, stated. The B. M. A. club of Mount Pleasant outscoring Santarella Service in the second and last quarters copped a 46-39 victory in a thrilling game played at Mount Pleasant. Frank Anderson topped individual scorers with 22 points. The line-ups: Santarella Service McCort, Â£ Parfltt, t King, c _ Fiesta, g 2 i Santorella, g 8 i Byers, f ..., G. . 2 . I .. 7 . 1 ,. 7 . 1 F. rts. CITI' RECREATION CENTER BASKETBALL LEAGUES Final Standing First Half. JUNIOR DIVISION , IV. L. Oglevees Willow Inn Juniors Comets Y. Streamliners North End Tigers St. Rita Juniors Pet. .875 .773 .250' .250 .000 Totals Score by quarters: Paramounts . Charleroi Referee--Kerns. Umpire--Bolster. ...10 25 4 10--24 5 S--25 Police Drive Under Way. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 4.--City police continued their drive against petty thievery, prowlers and street loiters, taking in four boys, four women and three men for questioning. Unionloivn lliffk Beaten. Uniontown High was turned back, 31 to 25, by Charleroi. Section 4, W. P. I. A. L pace setter, in a non-league game Friday nigh: at the Cougar Totals B. M. A. M. Laiuiuo, f ,. F. Anderson, f J. Crusan, e Sam Freed, g J. Murray, ^ R. Crusan, g Toutfs Score by periods: Sar.tarellu Service E. M. A. Club . R'J fores--Lunz. Umpire--Hudnik. ..18 G. ... 4 ...10 2 5 0 0 8 7 8 10 3 39 F. Pts. 8 168 20- YOUNG MEN'S DIVISION W. JU Pet. Paramounls 8 Pleasant Level 5 Greenwood . 3 Dawson .. 3 St. Rita 3 Leiscnring 2 1.000 .625 .375 .375 .375 .250 , , ! The schedule ioday: O i JUNIOR DIVISION O 'i Y. Streamline vs. St. Hila State Armory. .jÂ£ t Comets- vs. Willow rnn Jrs. ' North End Tigers vs. Oglevees. Jrs., Latrobe Beaten By Casey Quint Casey basketball team encountered little difficulty nt Latrobe Thursday nicht where it crushed the Ladis passers under a barrage of basksts to win 40-13, The line-ups: Ca.-icy o. F. Tts. B. Miller, f _ Hasson, f ,, F. MiUer, c Jones, g ~. , g Schrum, f Afcranda, c Ruff, g Totals Latrobe Masseua, f . Quitko, f .... Parks, c Sperber, g . Moersch, g Moore, f . ... Grundy, f . O. . 3 .. 3 2 2 I 4 3 SECTION NINE Yesterday's Results. Johnstown 34; Connellsville 23. xScottdale 41; Jeannette 39. Greensburg 32; Nbrwin 19. Revamped Club Is Too Much for Orange And Black. NVADE NORWIN TUESDAY NIGHT Johnstown High School, using a. revamped line-up, handed the Cokers their eighth straight Section 9 defeat Friday night at the High School gym. The score was 34-23. The first half was hard fought with the visitors gaining a three-point advantage in the initial quarter and adding one more in the second. The Johnnies went out in front by wider margin in the third stanza as Jeske and Rizza hit the basket with accuracy. The Cokers made a great fight but their shots went of! the basket, usually into the hands of one of the tall visitors. The last period was played on almost even terms. The victors tallied three field goals and two fouls during this time and the Cokers hit the net from the field twice on two pretty long attempts by Lewis while two charity tosses were sunk. Next Tuesday the Cokers play at Norwin. The line-ups: ConncllsviUe G. F. Pts. Furtney, f 0 1-1 1 McMullen, Â± 1 0-1 2 Glass, c 0 0-Q 0 Lewis, g 3 3-4 9 McCoy, g 1 1-1 3 Jones, f 2 1-3 5 Mansberger, t -- 0 2-2 2 Evans, g 0 1-1 1 Totals 7 9-13 23 Non-scoring substitutes -- McClure and Soisson. Johnstown Jeske, f ...... Rizza, f W. Weaver, c Safko, g Longacre, g Horner, c Kosjar, g G. .. 5 ... 4 .. 1 ... 0 ... 1 F. Pts. 1-3 11 2-3 10 4-4 6 0-3 0 0-2 2 0-1 4 ..... 0 1-1 xOne overtime period. Standing of the Clubs. W. 1. Johnsiown 7 1 Greensburg _ Norwin Scottdale Latrobe Jeanneite Connellsville 6 Pet. .875 .857 .750 .444 ..250 .250 .000 Games Tuesday. Jeannette at Johnstown. Connellsville at Norwin. Grennsburg at Latrobe. SECTION 13 Yesterday's Results. Ligom'er 26; E. Huntingdon 20. xDerry Boro 34; Youngwood 33. Mt. Pleasant 27; Hurst 26. ^Overtime. Standine of the Clubs. W. L. 10 G. 2 0 0 "2 0 1 ,. 1 2 40 F. Pts. Ligonicr Den-y Borough _ Hurst Mt. Pleasant Youngwood Berry Township 8 6 4 4 .3 1 East Huntingdon 1 Pet. 1.000 .750 .571 .500 .375 .143 .125 13 Totals 6 Non - scoring substitutes -- Hall, Lawson, Bates, Flowers. Referee--Kiem. Bobcat Wrestlers Win Over Pitcairn Eamsay High wrestlers captured a dual match from Piicairn High at the latter's gym by a score of 33 to 8. Mount Peasant won all but two bouts, the 165-pound by a fall and the 85-pounder on a decision. The Bobcats were winners in the 95, 105, 125, 135, 145 and 155 classes on falls and in the 115 on a decision. O'Brien Writers' Guest. Davy O'Brien, the country's No. 1 foutbail man. will bo a guest ai. the unnuii] sports writers roundup in Pitl.-bursh F o b r u a r v Id. Rita vs. Paramounls. Plfa.^nt LOVP! \-.s. Lci.scnring. Greenwood vs. Dawson. Ted Grabinski Signs.. Towering Ted Grabinski, co-captain and center of Duquesne's 1938 grid eleven, will play pro football next season with Art Rooncy's Pittsburgh Pirates." Scottdale Merchants Lose. Scottdale Merchants lost a 28 to 19 decision to Lntrobe Merchants ;it the latter's floor, beinÂ£ hHd in check in i every period. Smallest Quaker. Ray Diven, five-fool, Â«.-ix 135- pouncl forward, is the smallest player ever to gain a regular position on a Pennsylvania basketball varsity. Swimming- lUatch Feb. 9. Recmition Center swimmers will go to Greensburg Y. M. C. A. Thursday riighl for a swimming match. Games Tuesday. Ligonier at Youngwood. Derry at Hurst. Derry Township at East Huntingdon. First Streel Five Topples St. Ritas First Street Service Station bas- keteers defeated St. Rita fay a score of 54 to 25 at the Y. M. C. A. gym. W. Flynn was the pace setters for the winners with 21 points while Maricondi led the losers with 10. The summary: First Street Gulp, f T. Flynn, J W. Flynn, c Christopher, g ,, B. Irvin, g _ Albine, f Jackson, g Totals St Rita Maricondi, f DelKgatti, f Carbonara, e Fao, g Mongeliuzzc;, g ... G 1 6 . 9 5 1 1 1 .,, 24 G .,...4 2 l' 3 1 Pis. 3 13 21 10 2 2 Totals _ 11 Score by quarters: First Street 15 9 23 St. Rita 5 6 10 Referee.--Glass. Umpire--Candiloro, 54 Pts. 10 4 2 6 3 i 25 7--54 4--25 Totals ._ _ 13 . 8-17 34 Scoring by quarters: Connellsville 5 5 7 Johnstown 8 6 12 Referee--John. 6--23 8--34 PRICEDALE SPILLED BY kUFFSDALE Ernie Hefferle's scrappy battlers of South Huntingdon Township High, determined to have something to say about - the - Section 17 pennant race, toppled a strong Bostraver Township quintet, 42 to 31, Friday night at Huffsdale as the home flve cut loose with a 15-3 spree in the third period^ The setback toppled Pricedale from a. deadlock for first place, now held by West Newton, into a tie for second place with Dunbar Township. The summary: Elostravcr Cowan, f _ Coulson, f ,,,, McCullough, c Thompson, g Tehote, g Hollander, G. .. 4 . 3 .. 4 . 0 . 0 _ 1 Pts. 12 Totals _ 12 7 31 South Huntingdon G. F. Pts. Walters, t 1 2 4 Eisaman, f . 5 4 14 Ruschak, c ..,.' 2 .1 5 Silvasy, g 3 2 8 Smith, g 5 1 11 Totals _ _ 16 10 42 Score by periods: Rostraver . 8 9 311--31 South Huntingdon ..... 7 "8 15 12--42 Referee--Wilson. Michael Ference Heads Golf Tossers Michael Feretice was elected captain of the all-star horseshoe team that will represent the Recreation Center. ' Teams desiring games should contact William Stone- in care oÂ£ the center, President James HactaeJ announced. The 10-rnen who have been selected to do the barnyard golfing for the local organization are Feren.ce Hackney, Gallagher, Keno, Kisella, Howard, Nelson, Corvin, Canwoy and Stoner. Nazis Behead Another. BERLIN. Feb. 4.--Heinrich Schaffner, sentenced to death Noccmber 18 for espionage, was beheaded here. Unioatown Police Raid. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 4.--For the third time in less than a '.reek, Ihe gambling racket felt the full sting of the vice crusade launched by city police. Officers paid a surprise visit to a poo! room and broke up a game, making arrests. Girl Sentenced. SOMERSET, Feb. 4.--Judge Norman T. Boose sentenced Miss Anna Ickes of Meyersdale to the State Industrial Home at Muncey after she pleaded guilty to an offense against morality. Â· .