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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY S, 1933. Till-' DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE FIVE, Basketball Basketball C l ok ers Beaten orwin After Putting Up Great Game i · · !··«-' 1 -· ; · . I -_^_ .--__· i----_. M SPORTORIALS \*f By JOHN H. WHOBIC, S-ports Editor \af BITS HEBE AND THERE C. William Duncan, Philadelphia columnist, speaking at the 27th annual banquet of Johnstown Sportsmen's Association, who praised the intelligence of many famous figures in sports did not "pull his punches" in criticizing the supposed ignorance of others. "Of the 3,650 persons that I have intcrveiwed in the last. 20 years, Lou Gehrig, ace first baseman for the New York Yankees, is probably the dumbest," Dunc'an said, declaring he asked Gehrig :;ix simple questions and received the same answer: "I have no idea." Duncan said the late Knutc Rockne, former Notre Dame coacli, probably was the most ingenuious person he interviewed. We have an idea there's a flood of us who wish we were dumb like Gehrig for $30,000 or better a year. No wonder 'tis said ignorance is bliss. . . Bill Swift, Pirate pitcher, has turned diagnostician in the case oC the sore arm epidemic in the major leagues. His view is that the lively ball is re- sponsibile in that it compels the burjer to bear down on every throw. "With the lively ball, one pitch can lose a bail game and every hurler knows it," Bill says. "Consequently there isn't a minute you can let up and you bear down on every throw. Lots of arms can't take the punishment and that's just what causes all these complaints today". . . Only eight states do not have representation of any kind of organized baseball leagues -- Nevada, Wyoming, Maine, Montana, Rhode Island, Colorado and Vermont. . . . Henry Armstrong easily takes the palm as the most active fighter of his day. He has not lost a decision since he fouled Tony Chavenz in 1936 since which 'time he has been in 42 Fights.". . Quotations recently released on the Santa Anita handicap "by Jirn Carroll, St. Louis commissioner, show that his winter book opens at 146 per cent, a "comfortable" rm _;in with wich to begin operations. . . Sonja Heine, the darling on the ice skates,doesn't crave competition and probably resents the attention given Bess Erhardt, a la;:- eling eyeful who headlines .the ite tollies. When the two meet, ttuy exchange icey stares and frosted noses. . . Only the female bumblt- bees live through the winter. When spring comes, they crawl I'orth from their hibernating places nnd Ioc3:e a building -site. During the eaily part o£ the season, only workers or imperfect females arc produced, miles'and perfect females appearing in late summer Fred Hart, who rubbed aches and pains out of National League baseball players for 21 years, maintained at Orlando, Fla., that the so-called "sore arm epidemic" among among the big time pitchers is "nothing new" and is just an over-publicized state of affairs. Ben Campbell, another former star of the diamond, says: "Sore arms are caused by bad legs. And bad legs ars caused by lack of running. McGraw never had that kind of trouble with his pitchers because he ran 'em to death shagging flies." . . . Edward J. Brennan has been appointed managing director of Wheeling Downs (W. Va.) race track lor 1939. He is one of the best known in the sport. . . Dr. John Myatt, with Kansas City of the American Association, has been named trainer for the Brooklyn Dodgers. . . American Pro Football League was reorganized with eight franchises being granted and a rule adopted prohibiting any club from attempting to hire a player under contract to a National League team. Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Buffalo, Newark, Baltimore, Rochester, Nesv York and Frankfort, Pa., are WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CHICLES Fifty-three athletes, representing three schools, took part in Greene county's first wrestling tournament' at Cjirmichaels taking meet honors with six of the 10 individual championships. Wayncsburg was second and Mnplctown third . . . Stan Musial, former Donora High ace, Is playing with "the Pizzica five of Monongahela, a powerful independent five . . . High scliool athletes should be careful witli whom they are playing when going in for independent athletic?. If they make themselves ineligible that one's thing but when they cause a school to be suspended by the W. P. I. A. L. then that's something else. It's something that can't be overlooked . . . J. Park Williams, faculty advisor of Brownsville High, announced that there will be no football games between the Brownies and Donora this year after a telephone conversation with Principal Andy Sokol of Donora. Inability to agree on a guarantee for Donora resulted in the measure as Donora has been demanding a bigger cut than the customary S150. You must congratulate Brownsville for dropping the projected game. Par amounts Capture 25tk Game of Year Cs-captain Lon Blasey paced the Paramount quintet to its 25th victory of the season as it drubbed Speers A. C. 42-29 Monday night ct Sta':e Armory. Thursday night the Paramounts play Mifflin M. E. Church in Pittsburgh, Friday night entertain Charie- roi Businessmen at State Armory and Saturday 'night travel to Rowlesburg, W. Va., to play the school faculty ?.£- gregation. The line-ups: Paramounts Conway, f ....... Stipa, f McMulleh, c --. Kline, g Blasey, g Totals Non-scoring Brown. Speers A. C. Lelaska, f Davenport, f .. Cowell; c GrifTit, g Gaskill; g Speers, g Totals Non-scoring G 1 3. 5 _.._.... 3 6 ...... 18 Up and Over--For a New World's Record ( Roy M. Staley of Southern California leads the Timber Toppers up and over the high hurdles as he sets a ne-w mark in the (50-yard Lig-h hurdle event at the 32nd Millrose games in Madison Square Garden, Now York. Staley hopped the GO yards in 0:73:3, a world's record, one-tenth less than the old mark. Left to right: Staley, Larry O'Conncr, of New York's West End Y. M. C. A., second, and Elmer Gedeon, Michigan, third. (Central Presi) DUNBAR WINS OVER HORNETS West Newton Holds Full Game Lead in Section 17 Flag Race. MULES CALL ON MANY RESERVES I'ts. » 15 6 42 substitutes -- Testa, G 5 1 ..11.4 2 1 .....·-..0 Pts. 10 2 13 3 29 substitutes--Dunker- the franchise holders. Chasles Score 'by quarters: Paramounts ..15 15 4 Speers A. C 6 5 15 Referee--Logan. Umpire--Miller. 8--42 3--29 MONTANA SEEKS DIVORCE BUSINESS HELENA, Mont., Feb. 8.--A bill designed to attract to Montana some of the divorce business now going to other states with short residence requirements was passed by the Montana House o£ Representatives, 54 to 38. The bill would reduce the residence requirements for divorce to 30 days--the shortest of any state. Hockey Game Tonight. New Haven Eagles will make their second appearance at Duquesne Gar- Dunfaar Township High continued to hang on to its problematical chance of. overtaking West Newton in the Section 17 championship race,- tripping Sewickley Township, 35 to 21, at Leisenring No. 1 Tuesday night while the Hornets' spilled Rostraver Township, 2B to 23, at Pricedale. Dunbar's victory sa\v the reserves swing into action io turn bnclc Vic Vassia's Herminie outfit as Bruce M. Shearer gave the Red and Black subs a chance to get into service and the game was anything but exciting after the first period when Dunbar got a 15-7 lead. Shearer returned his regulars to the floor in the final quarter and they gave another fine show. West Newton, twice winner over Leisenring, lost its o.nly game to Hostraver Township while playing at home and the outcome at Pricedaie was in a sense somewhat unexpected. The setback placed Rostraver in third place while Dunbar continued to trail West Newton by one full game. Dunbar must win the remaining games on its calendar while West Newton has to lose one. A triumph for the Hornets the rest of the way would insure them the crov/n, regardless what the Red and Block does. In the preliminary tilt, the Dunbar Township Junior Varsity walked oft with a 34 to 21 tally over Herminie's jayvees. The summary: Dunbar G. Herchko, £ - 4 Favlosky, f ~. 2 Hertznell, c 5 Husband, g . 1 Kontra, g 0 Sepesi, f 3 Romanko, c 1 Sophomore Star Richardson Yates, tow-headed At- den in an International League hoc- lanta (Ga.) youngster'who took a i key game against the Pittsburgh bag. of clubs and a broad smile fo | Hornets tonight. Springfield will play Scotland last spring, and came-back with the British amateur golf championship is going to defend his crown May 22-27. . .· Herb lannone, co-captain of 1939 grid club, Homer Stine, freshman football and baseball player, and Woodrow Warner, grid guard, have withdrawn from. West Liberty State Teachers College, it was announced at Wheeling, W. Va. No reason was given but it was said they'd return to school next fall. . . Waynesburg's dribblers have the best collegiate scoring record in the tri- state area with 574 points for 11 games or an average of 52.1 per game as against 410 for their foes while winning eight and lost three, two by two points and one in an extra period. . . Philadelphia Athletic and Cleveland Indians are on the trail of Eric (Red) Tipton, Duke's great kicker, who is quite a baseball performer. . . Tony Galento took his training for his bout with Natie Brown rather seriously. As a matter of fact, he actually walked four city blocks. . . Fred Snell says the Shamrocks will 'bring the crack Westinghouse lassies to Connellsville later in the month. . . America's annual deer hunt ended with at least 135 nimrods dead from gunshot wounds or other accidents. It is estimated that more than 600,000 sought deer in 16 states, bagging more than 275,000. New York led with 22 deer hunting fatalities,. Michigan had 16 and Wisconsin 15. the Hornets at the garden Saturday night. Slayer Gets 20 Years. LOCKPORT, N. Y., Feb. 8.- -Virgil Earl Reynolds, 30, of New Brighton, Pa., was sentenced to a term of 20 years to life in state prison in connection with the fatal shooting of Tony Massaro, 45, o! Monaca, Pa. Nametl Arizona Coach. Miles W. (Mike) Casteel, assistant grid* and assistant track mentor at Michigan State College since ISZi, announced 'his resignation to become head football coach at the University of Arizona. Man, 75, Father of Twins. PARSONS W,. Va., Feb. 8.--Enderess Hartman, a 75-year-old farmer o£ nearby Montrose, became the father of twin daughters, his 17th and 18th children/Each twin weighed six pounds at birth. Basketball Game Rough. Everett Dean, who left Indiana to take over the cage coaching job at Stanford, says mid-western basketball is twice as rough as that played on the coast. F. Pts. MT. PLEASANT PASSERS PULL FLOOR UPSET Scottdale .Is Beaten by One Point in Bitter Cage Tilt, 34-33. GAME CAPTURED IN LAST MINUTE SAM MILANOVICH Pitt Center PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6.--Not the fastest man on the floor and not the best shot, Sammy MUanovich of Aliquippa, six feet two inch Pitt sophomore, may be the light shining in the wilderness for the Pitt basketball team that hns been struggling to get back into a winning stride. Injected into the starling lineup in the Temple game, after his good showing against Duquesr.e, Milanovich literally stole the show. It was his height that caused Coach Carlson to shove him into the breach, but ho would have been valuable had he been a midget. MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. 8.--It's getting to be a habit with Ramsay High Bobcats to do the unexpected When Mount Pleasant is counted on to win, it loses. And when the cards look stacked against them,, the Bobcats come come through with flying colors. Scottdalc's powerful floor machine came here Monday night and wa. expected to tear apart the local outfit but the fighting spirit of the Net Culler aggregation asserted itself and the Blue and White clan under Bill Lohr finished on the short enc of another upset featuring the Cats the score of the exhibition engagement being 34 to 33. With one minute remaining to play nnd the Blue and White holding 33 to 31 lead, Loskosky dribbled down the middle of the floor to sink a two-pointer to knot the score. In the last 15 seconds, Cernuto, substitute guard, who was fouled, calmly pitched the bull through the net fo the needed margin of victory. The summary: F. Pts 2 1 0 Totals 16 3 35 Non-scoring substitutes--Goodman, Gmiter and Uhazic. Sewickley . G. F. Pts. Smith, f _ 2 2 6 Batisti, f 3 2 8 Kavel, c 3 J 7 Beroski, g U 0 0 Arch, g 0 0 0 Totals 8 5 21 Non-scoring substitutes--Signetti, Bednars, Polet and Cramer. Scoring by quarters: Dunbor 15 4 Sewickley 7 7 Referee--John. Basketball Results 11--35 3--21 Volfs, Meiers Cop Youngstown 39, Thiel 35. Westminster 49, Carnegie Tech 48. Slippery Rock 58, California 53. Gco. .Washington 62, Western Reserve 46. Harvard 49, Northeastern 44. Ohio U. 47, Muskjngum 37. Uniontown 32, Brownsville 20. Point Marion 45, Immaculate Conception 15. Georges Township 3L', South Union 18. McKeesporl 42, Tarenlum 29. Trinity 41, Monongahela 27. Wesi Penn Matches Bowling on the West Penn alleys, the Volts took the odd game from the Amps and the Meters captured three in a row from the Motors in the West Penn Duckpin League. Trackstcrs Hold Records. Pitt's 1939 track team will contain four athletes, Johnny Woodruff, Ken JRyden, Walter Sterner and John Bazyk, who between them hold seven University records. Slatue for Will Rogers. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.--A resolution ar.tb-orizing erection of a statue to the late Will Rogers, humorist, in the Capitol rotunda won Senate approval and went to the House. ICth Year As Coach. Coachc Pat Corr of the Pitt swimming team will be starting his 16th witli Leo Kodak Winner Leo Rodak, 130, Chicago, knocked out Baby Miller, 129, Pittsburgh, in the sixth of their 10-rounder in Pittsburgh Monday. Charley Brant of. Somerset knyoed Whiley Scramm ol Pittsburgh in the second oC six scheduled rounds. season as head conch of the tankmen, . llandless, Shoots Deer. PLEASANTON, Cal., Feb. 8.-Charles C. McGonegal, who is minus both hands, was arrested here for killing a deer. The killing was done ride and the aid of :\vo Pitt j "mechanical hands." McGoncgal I failed to turn in the carcass. Georges At Armory Tonight Immaculate Conception H i g h School meets Georges Township tonight at State Armory in a regular schedule game of the Fnyette-Greene Basketball League. The invaders arc qt present a half game in frbnl of the contenders for league laurels and hope to increase this to a full game at the expense of the Owls. A preliminary game featuring the junior varsities of the schools will begin at 7:15 o'clock and the main event will get under way at 8:15 o'clock. Cernuto, Totals .... Scottdale Zcarley, f Ross, f . Akcrs, c Harris, g Randolph, g Totals Scoring by quarters: Scottdale 10 Mt. Pleasant 6 Beferce--Anderson. Scrappy Orange, Black Sows by Four Points In Section Nine Floor Scrap W. P. I. A..L CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION NINE Yesterday's Kcsiilts. Johnstown 33; Jeannette 25. Norwin 27; Connellsvffle · 23. Greensburg 25; Latrobe 16. Loss of Glass Who Puts Up Fine Play Hurts Locals' Chances. AT GREENSBURG FRIDAY NIGHT Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Johnstown : ~ Greensburg _ Norwin . -- ;cottda!e Jeannette -Latrobe Connellsville ret. .889 .875 .778 .500 .333 .250 .000 Games Friday. Connellsville at Greensburg. Latrobe at Jeannette. Johnstown at Scottdale. SECTION FOUR Yesterday's Results. Monessen 39; Donora 20. Charieroi 50; California 30. Standing; of the Clubs. VV. i. Charieroi 7 Monessen 6 Brownsville -- 4 Donora -- 2 Monongahela 2 California .-- '0 Pet. 1.000 .857 .571 .286 .286 .000 Games Friday. Donora at California. Brownsville at Charieroi. SECTION 15 Yesterday's Results. Redstone 39; Ellsworth 23. German 26; East Bethlehem 18. North Belle Vernon 44; Bentleyville 34: · - Standing 1 of the Clubs. Redstone _ N. Belle Vernoa German --. Bentleyville Centerville ~ East Bethlehem Ellsworth East Pike Run W. 9 7 6 6 4 3 3 0 L. 1 2 3 3 5 6 7 10 Pet. .900 .778 .66' .667 .444 .333 .300 .000 Game Thursday. German at North Belle Vernon. SECTION 17 Yesterday's Results. South Huntingdon 28; Fayette City 21. West Newton 26; Rostraver 23. Perry 48; Belle Vernon 22. Dunbar 35; Sewickley 21. 8 34 F. Pts. G 9 9 12 9 8 9 6 1 33 8 -- 33 7--34 Local Rifle Team Bows to Washington Connellsville lost a rifle match to Washington on the local range by a icore o£ 938 to 908. The scores: Conncllsvillc Pr. Si. Kn. St. Sterbutzel 49 48 46 45 Porter 50 47 46 2 Hough 50 Vt 46 38 Marinch 45 48 47 37 Cupp 48 45 41 42 Total Washington Pr. G. W. Moore 50 J. Clark 50 Longstreath .49 Potcr 50 Daubsha ..48 Si. Kn. St. 50 48 45 49 42 48 50 43 41 47 46 43 48 45 42 Total To. 188 185 181 177 176 . 808 To. 193 189 .188 185 183 938 May Pilot Johnnies. Billy Urbanski,. veteran major and minor league inlielder, has been given his release by the Baltimore Orioles, believing that the St. Louis Browns will name him manager of the Johnstown club the Mid-Atlantic League, a Brown farm. Urbanski has been approached by the Browns. Standing of the Clubs. W. I/. West Newton-..:.,,... .9- 1 Dunbar ... ,.... 8 2 Rostraver '. South Huntingdon . Sewickley ._ Perry Fayette City Belle Vernon 6 7 10 Pet. .900 .800 .700 .600 .400 .400 .300 .000 Games Friday. Fnyette City at West Newton. Rostraver at Sewickley. Belle Verno"! at South Huntingdon. Dunbar at Perry. SECTION 13 Last Xieht's Results. Youngwood''40; Ligonier 36. Derry Borough 34; Hurst 29. Derry Twp, 30; E. Huntingdon 21 Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Ligonier Derry Borough Hurst _... Mt. Pleasant Youngwood Derry Township East Huntingdon Flit .88 .77f .5Qi .50! .44' .251 .11: Games Friday. Hursfc at Ligonier. Mt. Pleasant at Derry. " Youngwood at Derry Township. FAYETTE-GREENE LEAGUE Yesterday's Results. Georges 32; South tTniop 18. Point Marion 45; Immaculate Conception 15. : -Standing of the 'Clubs. . . . . . . W . L . Georges' ."... ,,..._.. 6 Point Marion 6 North Union ·_ 5 South Union _ 4 Mapletown 1 Immaculate Cept. p Pet .857 .751 .71' .501 .14; .001 G«.me Tonight. Georges- al; Immaculate Concep tion. ·- · - :· · - ·· Garrctt Beats Berlin. Garret! turned in a 30 to 18 v:clory at home over Berlin. Volley Clinic Saturday. Western Pennsylvania Volleyball i Association's third annual volleyball i clinic will be offered Saturday at the Dowtown Y. M. C. A., Pittsburgh, with sessions opening at 2:30 o'clock. Sophomore Named. Captain. Gene Werkheiser, sophomore en and tackle «lrom Stockton, HI., ha been elected captain of' the Dubuqu College football- te_am"of Dubuque Iowa, for 19?;9. ' · · · Connellsville High School dropped ts 10th consecutive Section 9 deci- ion at Norwin Tuesday night, after thrilling battle that kept the win- iar in doubt until the final whistle ad blown. The score was 27-23. Norwin got away to a fast start, olli::g up a five-point lead in the irst quarter but the Cokers fought tack in the second period to come vithin a point of knotting the count, railing, 15-14. The second half found the pace steadily increasing although eftec- ive guarding resulted in low scor- ng. The home club man aged-to in- :rease its advantage in both the last wo quarters, getting two more in the hird and one in the final period. The Doldemen enjoyed a lead for a ihort time in the third quarter and ifter Norwin overcame this to lead 21-18 going into the final canto, the Cokers spurted to gain a one-point advantage with only four minutes remaining. The loss of Glass at this ime was costly to the Cokers' chances for though the quiet, dark- laired lad 'hadn't coni.ribuied to the scoring,' he was a power on the de- tense. He had to leave the contest via the four-personal-toul route. Furtney and Lewi;; featured the scoring for the Orange and Black with seven points each. Stough, Norwin's tall center, psced the home cagers with 10 points followed by W. Mowery with seven. Friday night the Cokers are again on ''the 'road, this 'time invading Ireensburg.. . . The. line-ups: lonnellsville G. F. Pts. c\ii:tney, f . 3 1 7 McMullen, f 1 0 2 Soisson, c ..... , O i l Lewis, g ~TM. 2 3 7 Glass, 'g 0 0 0 W . Jones, f 2 0 4 Mansberger, f 1 0 2 Totals 9 5 23 Non-scoring substitutes--McCoy, Evans. Norvvin G. W. Mowery, ± 3 Pierce, f , 1 Stough, c 3 Cole, g Sloan, g Rich, f _. Her.tzler, Totals F. 1 1 · 4 0 0 1 0 Pts. 7 3 10 2 2 1 ...10 Scoring by quarters: Connelisville .... ................ 4 10 Norwin . ..... :. ........ _ .......... . 9 ' 6 Referee-- Havrilla. 27 5--23 6--27 Owl Juniors Lose To Dunbar Quintet In Floor Contest The I. C. Owl Juniors lost a 37 to 35 decision to the C. A. C. at Dunbar, Courtney sinking the winning field goal with only half a minute of playing time remaining. The Owls will play at Dunbar Recreation Center floor in a return game at 7 o'clock Friday night. 'Saturday the Owls take on .the Comet five of I. C. at State Armory. The summary: Dunbar C. A. C. McCusker, f Marnell, f .......... . ..... O'Laughlin, c ..... . ...... Albright, g ________ Courtney, g _____ ..... Novak, f ................. . Totals ........... . I. C. Owls Smith, t ..... _____ ..... Younkin, f TM ..... , McGinnis, c Hart, g ........ - ..... Brady, g Burns, g ______ ....... G. _____ ....... 0 ...... . i ...... 2 _ ........ .... 5 ,. ...... "6 _ ..... 3 . ......... if G. 3 ;_..,,. _____ 5 ' ______ 3...... 2 ..... _ 3 . ...... 1 F. Pts. 0 3 4 12 12 6 3 37 F.-pts. 1 7 o 10 6 4 6 2 35 Totals .17 ' Score: by quarters: . ;-·:; Dunbar Juniors -..._ 2 14; 14 1---37 I. C.' Owls ._ 12 10 9 4--35 Referee--McCarthy. Kilowatts, Fuses Triumph at Ducks Rolling on the Manhattan alleys, the Kilowatts defeated the Plugs in the cdd game and the Fuses swept through the . Sockets for _ three straights- in the West Penn"Girls Duckpin League. · ··· 12 Pitt .Grid .Lctlcrmcn. There will be an even dozen lettermen available for Pitt football ni-.vt fall. Counts Heavy on tSars. Cart Olson, Pitt track mentor, is counting on his crack relay, team to ·give Pitt -its greatest' track season this winter 'and spring. With" only .'.Dick Mason, missing .from'the combination . that racked up three national titles at the Penn Relays, and with good sophomores coming up, the Panthers arc'counted upon to break » lot oi tapes before July.

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