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Thursday, January 27, 1938
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PAGE EIGHT THE DAILT COURIER, CONNEH^LSVILLE. PA. .THURSDAY, JANUARY 27,1038. ^ Basketball Basketball Coker miners Center Sportoriais By JOHN II. WHOBIC Sports Editor 20 YEARS OF BASKETBAMi (Part Six) The winter ol 1935 found Con- nellsvillc making its last big bid lor championship laurels in the W. P. I. A. L., although its drive was futile. The Cokers were in Section 10 with Uniontown, East Huntingdon, Dunbar Township, Mount Pleasant, Hurst and Scottdalc, and the year's record was 18 wins and tour defeats, two setbacks being suffered in (he league schedule, as against 10 victories. .BUI Dolde's boys won flve straight pro-season games before being stopped by Moncsscn, 26-19, and then started off another streak that . ran to 10 in a row, including seven league and three exhibition battles, before Grccnsburg put an end to it, 36-35, in a non-league scrap. The latter part of the season Scottdale pulled a big surprise to topple the- Cokers, 27-23, at the Mill Town to create a tic between the locals and tmiontown and when the latter walked off with a 33-22 decision on the Coker gym the Maroon and White added another sectional title Connellsvilld had won nine straights in the circuit before the Blue anc White spilled the dope. Zimmerman, R. Miller, Fred Mil ler, Blasey and Harper comprised the starting five with W. Miller Lcaplinc, Hart, Isola, Shaw, Duggan Hyatt and Fcrcnchula as utility men. Uniontown and Dunbar Township fought it out for the crown in Sec tion 10 in 1936 with the former winning the playoff game at Scottdalc by a 35-31 score after the two had finished in a tie. Others in the division were Mount Pleasant, Hurst, East Huntingdon and Scottdale. Connellsville played a total ol 16 games, winning nine and losing seven. In Section 10, the Cokers won eight and lost four, being beaten once by Hurst and Uniontown and twice by Dunbar. Lcisenring and Uniontown closed the season with 10 wins and two setbacks each. Comprising the local roster were Luczak, Perrus, Henry, Duggan and Ferenchula, with Soisson, Showman, Blasey, Marakas, Pepc, Brown, Mossholder, McMullen, Chambers, Kline and Pcarce. Connellsville last season was enrolled in Section 4 for the first time, playing California, Donora, Monongahela, ^Monessen, Brownsville, Charleroi and" Uniontown with the Charlcroi flve winning the gonfalon. The Orange and Black piaycd 21 games, winning 12 and losing nine. Seven reversals, however, were suffered in league competition while as many victories were chalked up. After dropping the first pro-season game to Point Marion, ·the Dolde- men captured seven games'in a row, including three in Section 4, before being topped by Moncssen, 29-27, in a thrilling game. The locals split even with Dunbar Township, losing at Leisenring, 31-30, and winning at home, 48-40, while defeating Scottdale in both ends of non-league competition. Members of the Orange and Black basketball squad were Soisson, Luczak, Marakas, Olszcwski and Blasey, with Pepe, McMullen, Byrne, Mantel], Mossholder, Beatty, Armstrong, Showman, Bill Driscoll and Stipa as YANKS WILL BE STRONGER NEXT SEASON But Manager McCarthy Doesn't Predict Pennant for 1938. SEES DETROIT AS BIG MENACE By HENRY SUPER United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Jan. 27.--Warning to the other seven clubs in the American League: The New York Yankees are going to be stronger this year than they were in cither 1936 or 1937! Manager Joe McCarthy made that prediction today but he made it plain that he wasn't claiming any pennanl for his team--at least not yet. No smart manager ever says his team is a cinch in January even if he thinks so. Granting that the Yankees are no' certain pennant winners, who dk McCarthy expect the greatest opposition from? "It probably isn't news any more,' Joe responded, "but Detroit is stil the team we have to beat. I look for Cleveland to finish third for change. The Red Sox have been strengthened by the addition of Joe Vosmik to their outfield but still need some more pitching. The rest of thi cague you can put into a hat, shuffli t up and pick the way they wil finish." McCarthy was asked about th Yankees--didn't he honestly thinlf they were a "shop-in?" "No, I'm not laying any claim to reserves. This year finds the Orange and Black enrolled in Section 9 with Johnstown, Greensburg, Norwln, Scottdalc, Latrobc, Mount Pleasant and Jeanncttc. The locals have failed to demonstrate the punch thai will be necessary to take the laurels It is a coincident that Johnstown returns to W. P. I. A. L. basketball into the same section as Connclls- vilie after opposing the Cokers when the local school entered into the league program for the first time 20 years ago. (To be continued.) Dunbar Mules Beat City Slicker Club The Dunbar Mules won the odd game from the City Slickers in a duckpin match at West Penn bowlln; alleys. The scores: DUNBAR MULES Rigger 144 177 186 A. Rcnzi 130 164 138 Andis 120 116 132 Dummy 130 110 Colland 211 222 Cameron Totals 188 179 507 432 3G8 240 521 179 --735 689 823 2247 N*. Rcnze Saponara Marlcondl Greltzer _ Hoxvscr -Prudente . Penn CITY SLICKERS -142 _149 _133 .-130 _152 176 135 217 160 110 155 103 183 154 116 473 284 230 276 110 Totals 706 798 7112215 JOINS IMMORTALS By Jack Sards MAJOR LEAGOe P»TCM/(J67 , I9II-KXT; C06S, -KJ18-I97A; CARDINALS, GAMES, ACdlEVlrifr PRACTiCAUV High School Captures Six First Places While Recreation Takes One Carriers, Printers Annex Three Games; Second Half Opens The Carriers took three in a row from the Meter Readers and the Printers spilled the Clerks while the Reporters won the odd game from the Servicemen in the opening round of the second half of the City Industrial Duckpin League at West Penn bowling alleys. The scores: CARRIERS Witt 95 126 118 339 Filburn 154 92 108 354 Yaw 94 138 106 338 Critchflcld 109 112 131 352 Dunston 104 99 162 365 Phillips 111 101 120 332 Totals 573 576 639 1788 METER READERS andcll 126 88 134 348 Critchflcld 106 76 90 272 uttermore 104 73 128 305 ooper 121 121 113 355 akcwcll 93 132 141 366 MEMPEK o -rHe AAU. of FAME- Af coopeestw/kj, /ay. he pennant. I would much prefer a postpone such discussion until fter April 18. 1 want to see how nuch the Tigers, Indians and White ox have been improved -- and im- roved they unquestionably have icon.' I am confident, however, the fankecs will be stronger than our ast two teams." McCarthy explained his hopes for cw strength as follows: The team is young, getting better ill the time. The inflcld Is set and McCarthy has so many outfielders he :oesn't know what to do with them. Material is splendid because of the ·fllcient Yankee farm system. Joe figured the Yanks would llne- ip something like last year with Dickey behind the plate, Gchrig at Irst, Crosctti at short and Rolfe at hird. For the second-base post va- :ated by Tony Lazzcri, McCarthy has roung Joe (Plash) Gordon, a scnsa- ional newcomer from Newark and he veteran Don Heffncr. Although ne didn't say so, it was believed McCarthy would give Gordon the ob. In the outfield, McCarthy has Joe Di Maggio for center and Selkirk at right. "At left field," Joe said, "it looks like there's going to be a merry scramble involving Henrich, Powell and Hoag." Regarding the pitchers: The staff will be built around Gomez, RuOTng and Johnny Murphy. After that it's doubtful who will be the other regulars. McCarthy said he was leaving Ive places open for competition during the training season. Of the 1937 club, Frank Makosky has gone back to Newark, Pat Malone is expected to be released and Johnny Broaca is on the voluntarily retired list. McCarthy figures that among the pitchers who will try to nab those open spots at St. Petersburg are Joe Vance and Leo Stine from Kansas -ity, and Spud Chandler, Steve Sundra, Alley Donald and Joe Beggs who were with Newark in 1937. Recreation Notes By WALTER B.-MISKINWS The second half of the WPA Junior Basketball League will begin on Saturday, January 29, at State Armory, with all teams swinging into action. One change has been made in the loop roster, the First Methodis Episcopal Juniors being replaced by a strong junior team from Lcisen- ring. All indications point to a fast second half inasmuch as all have strengthened their lineups and are determined that the Paramoun Juniors, first half winners, will no repeat All teams are urged to have their eligibility lists in by Friday Lists may be left at the Recreation Center. The first half of the Junior Basketball League finished with Durbin of North Dawson "stepping out" as the leading point getter with a tota of 54 points, "Abble" Noschcse o Lou's was second with 44 tallies and Stimmcll of North Dawson ran a dose third with 42 markers. W. P. 1. A. League Summaries SECTION' 9 Sfandlnc of the Clubi. W. I- Pet. Johnstown 6 1 .857 Norwin . * 5 .7' 4 Connellsville , 3 ·! .423 Jeannottr . . .' 3 ?» ,?flfi Trfitrobr . 3 * .? nn Seottdalo , , 3 s , 2RR Mount Pleasant ,,-- 1 6 .143 Games Friday. Jeannctte nt Conncllsvillc. Mount Pleasant tt Greensburg. Norwin nt Scottdalc. Johnstown at Latrobe. SECTION 10 Standing of the Club*. W. L. Pet, Dunbar _ -- . 5 1 .833 Derry Township 4 2 .00' Youngwood 4 2 .667 Dcrry 4 2 .667 Hurst s 3 sn(1 Llgonier 1 5 .167 East Huntingdon 0 6 .000 Games Friday. Dcrry Twp. at Ligomcr. East Huntingdon t Derry. Youngwood at Dunc/ar. * ~" SECTION 18 Perry Township 27, Scwicklcy 26 Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Pet Belle Vernon 4 2 66* West Now ton 4 2 fjo Fayettc City 3 3 .50 Perry 3 3 50 Sewicklcy 1 5 .16 Games Friday. SECTION 14 Rostraver at Perry. Fayettc City at Belle Vernon. Sewicklcy at South Huntingdon. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Pel Georges _ 6 0 1.00 North Union 5 1 .83 South Union 4 2 .66 Point Marion ., - 3 3 .50 Redstone 2 4 .33 Mapletown 1 5 .16 German - 0 6 .00 Game Tonight. Point Marion at Redstone Games Friday. Georges at Mapletown. South Union at German. SECTION 4 Standing of the Clubs. W. L. PC Poflora ., _ , 6 0 1 .00 Uniontown -____--. 4 2 .6G Monessen 4 2 .66 THE J.EXX TIME YOU SEED GAS, OIL, TIKES, BATTEKIES OR.VN1T 0'1'HEJt SEKV- ICE, IVE WISH YOU'D PTJ1I, KS'TO OCR PLACE. West Crnivford mid Front SJreel. Commodore CiubTakes One Point Edge in Last Quarter to Annex Clash 'ARAMOUNT FIVE BOWS SECOND TIME, SCOTTDALEAHEAD The Paramount Juniors met their second setback of the season on Tuesday at the hands of the Phy- Mo-Mc club at the Scottdalc Y. M. C. A., 37-34. The Mill Town team was much bigger than the local outfit but the theatre boys fought :amely and made things "hot" for the Scottics. The Paramount^ outclassed the Mill Towners from the floor with 16 double dcckcTS but missed out at the free throw line, registering but two out of nine charity tosses. Robinson was the lending point getter for the lociils, having 10 tallies while Vallance set the pace for the Mill Towners with six two pointers and one free throw. Paramount G. F. rts. Conway, f r l 0 Stone, f 0 1 1 Hoover, c 1 0 2 Kline, g 3 1 Robinson, g 5 0 10 Lopes, f 1 0 J o n i , t- 2 0 Fur 'icy, c 3 0 Totals Pliy-Mo-Mc Fretts, f Harris, f -Vallance, c _ Lewis, g ._, Jarrctt, g _ 16 G. -.3 2 34 F. Pts. 2 3 1 3 2 Totals 13 11 37 Perry Township High nosed out Scwicklcy Township by a score of 27 lo 26 Wednesday night nt Pcrryopolis In a warmly contested game in Section J8. The Commodores went Into three-point lead at the (Irst quarter and Increased It to five at the hall only to have the Hcrminie quintc whack at the advantage and deadlock the score at the close of the -hlrd period. A one-point edge in the final period saw the quintet of J. Rist Stimmcl walking off with the honors Pcrryopolis was hampered by the loss of Hozlnec, stellar guard, whose father had died tile day before. Wllkic of Perry and Smith of Se- wicklcy shared scoring honors, each bagging 11 points. The summary: Sewicklcy G. F. PU. Smith, f 5 1 1 Borosky, f . Loughncr, c . Gcntsch, K _ Sittman, g _ Totals Pcrryopolis Wukie, f ._ Frency, f _ Rollins, c _ Baker, g ._ Statzula, g Blair, f G. -- 5 _ 0 _ 0 F. 1 0 1 2 0 Pts 1 Totals 10 Score by periods: Scwicklcy 4 5 11 Perryopolis -- -- . . 7 7 6 Referee--Anderson. 8--2 7--2 THREE GAMES ON Y-CHURCH FLOOR SCHEDULE TONIGHT Charleroi Brownsville _ California Monongahela . _. 3 _ 2 _. 1 .500 .333 .167 .167 Games Friday. Uniontown at Monesien. Donora at Charleroi. Brownsville at Monongahela. Three games will be played in th Y-Church League tonight at the Y M. C. A. The first to start at 7 o'clock features the First Presbyterians an the United Presbyterians. The Firsts captained by Fred Luckey, will b striving hard'to chalk up their initia victory. This Whiskey is 2 YEARS OLD Pint $1.43 Quart C o d e 3 2 C o d e 3 1 C E N T U R Y DISTH.UIMi CO.. PEORIA, H-_ Totals ..550 400 606 1646 REPORTERS 141 100 .123 80 120 100 42 102 15 112 110 130 103 129 131 128 115 162 111 344 332 351 372 342 402 111 Totals 641 544 SERVICE MEN 60 103 82 98 .148 141 .118 174 68 163 _ 91 _ 126 665 1850 76 111 151 144 108 129 98 234 291 440 436 271 220 224 Tony Keffer and Dick Minerd Feature Orange And Black Win. The Conncllsvillc High School swimming team, under the coaching of Alfred R. Barr, splashed to a smashing victory over the Connclls- villc Recreation Center aquatic squad at the High School tank on Wednesday evening by a score of 46-20. Coach Barr's proteges copped all first places but one that going to "Bud" Spear who took first place laurels in the 100-yard breast stroke. Johnnie Alcsantrino also piaycd a big part for the Recreation team while Tony Keffer and Dick Minerd were the main cogs in the Cokor line-up: The summaries: 40-yard free style--Won by Kfffer, Cokers; second, J. Alcsantrino, Cen- .er; third, Sapolsky, Cokers. Time, 0.6. 100-yard breast stroke--Won by ipear, Center; second, Peterson, Cokers; third, Foley, Cokers. Time, 18. 220-yard free style--Won by Minerd, Cokers; second, J. Alesantrino, 2cnt;r; third, Clcmmer, Cokers. Time, 2:55.2. 100-yard back stroke--Won by Colborn, Cokers; second, Boyd, Cokers; third, Archibald. Time, 1:14. 100-yard free style--Won by Kefter, Cokers; second, Bcighley, Cokers; third, Shaw, Center. Time, 1:02.8. 180-yard medley relay--Won by High School (Blacka, Peterson and Beighley). Time, 2:05.1. 160-yard free style relay--Won by High School (Sapolsky, Clcmmer, Colborn and Bcighley). Time, 132. 643 1826 97 109 150 123 153 353 371 417 388 435 661 2014 Dummy Totals 95 123 89 128 109 296 398 295 306 362 _596 605 544 1745 JOSEPH A. LEREW SPEAKS AT GERMAN FOOTBALL D I N N E R Joseph A. Lerew faculty manager of Connellsville High School ath- etics and a widely known footbal official, shared honors with Dr. L C feller of California State Teachers Tollcge on the speaking program Wednesday night in connection with the annual football banquet for Icrman Township High School ilaycrs in Sunshine Chapel at Mc- -lellandtown. : Sweaters were presented to 14 seniors on the squad and letters to 18 undcr-classmen. Floyd Konetsky has been elected captain of the grid eleven for next fall. WEST PENN DUCKPIN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Meters Cycles Amps . Volts . Ohms Watts .833 .667 .500 .333 .333 .333 The high scores follow: ' Individual high one game--For season, Murray 239; second half, Allen, Mongell and Murray, 191. Individual high three games--For season, Murray, 506; second half, Murray, 479. Team high one game--For season, Armatures, 853; second half, Amps, 698. Team high three games--For season, Armatures, 2304; second half, .Amps, 1995. CITY RECREATION CENTER JUNIOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE Final Standing for First Ilalf Paramount Juniors Marchellctta's North Dawson Lou's _ Willow Inn I. C. Frosh Gales First M. E. Juniors. W. . 7 6 . 5 Pet. 1.000 .857 .714 .429 .429 .286 .286 .143 Sched- Bcginning of Second Half, ulc for Saturday: I. C. Frosh vs. Lcisenring, 10 a. m. Willow Inn vs. Gales, 11 a. m. Paramount Juniors vs. Hollywood A. C., 1 p. m. Dunbar vs. Lou's, 2 p. m. OP8UST!OHEE BURNS LOWER-PRICED SIZES Of COAL TO SAVE MONEY FRANK R. SWEENEY 127-12! K. Cnnvford ATC. 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