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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 8

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PAGE EIGHT. TIT DAILY COURIER. CONNELLSVILLE, PA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1939. Basketball Basketball S P O R T O R I A L S *oif By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor **J Unexpected Challenger Presses Cunningham WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL. CIRCLES Two field goals in the last minute ol play gave Young\yood a surprising 40 to 36 victory over the heretofore unbeaten Ligonier High, 40 to 36, in Section 13. But Derry, in second place, still tags along by a full game margin. . . The Section 17 race looks' very much settled with West Newton showing the way for Dunbar. The Hornets have to take on Fayette City, Belle Vernon, Perry Township and boys any trouble. Leisenring is booked with Perry, Rostraver, South Huntingdon and Fayelte Cily. . . A win over Duquesne High al that place Friday afternoon would make Connellsville a favorite to retain its W. P. I. A. L. swimming championship. Coach Red Barr is worried that his boys'.may not hold due respect for the'Dukes who-always have a great water club. . . Donora's principal said that, grid relations between the school and Brownsville were severed :.because., the . B r o w n i e s wouldn't ponder further Donora's football demands. . . Jimmy Gardner of Jeannette says: "We have information from a reliable source that A. A. (Buzz) Wesbecher,' · head football coach at Greensburg, will resign that post in the very near future. It is said that Wesbecher intends to stay on at Greensburg but will devote his time exclusively to teaching duties. There is another possibility that he may head the athletic, department of Greensburg High without engaging in any actual coaching." . . Coach Blair V. McMillin has announced Monon- BITS HERE AND TRERE Dr. James Naismith, who originated the game of basketball, is wrought up over the 'zone defense system. ."I have, no sympathy with it. The defensive team which lays back and...waits ..for the offense to come to it is stalling," he said . . . "Officials should penalize a team for that kind of stalling. A zone defense does not belong in 'the game and is a violation of the fundamental principles of basketball" . . . Walter Johnson has been reclected president of the Association of Professional Baseball Players of America . . . National Semi-Pro Baseball Congress directors voted to eliminate use of the yellow baseball in league and tournament play for 1939 . . . Sascha Gorodnitzki, Julliard Foundation professor, an accomplished pianist, scoffs at the belief that sports are bad for a .pianists hands. He is a star tennis player as well as a topnotch musician. Gorodnitzki has no patience with those who think a pianist's hands are so delicate that their coordination is destroyed by athletic participation. . , Branch Rickey, Jr., son of the. St. j Louis Cards farm manager, will assist in the management of the j Brooklyn Dodgers minor league sys- j tem this year. . . Washington Redskin pro gridders will hold their pre-season training 'at Spokane, Wash., in connection with the state's 50th anniversary celebration. . . . Coach Carl Olson of the Pitt track Glenn Cunningham, the old Kansas Cyclone, wins the Wanamaker Mile, feature of the 32nd Millrosc games in Madison Squaru Garden, New York, in 4:13. But he met an unexpected challenger in Chuck Fenski:, of Wisconsin, who comes in two yards behind. Wayne Rideout of North Texas Teachers is third. (Central Press) gahela Wildcats' 1939 grid schedule j team savs ^ cre s somcthins in tne which follows: Sept 8, at Charleroi , of personal prejudice that-ac- mght; Sept. 16 pendmg; Sept 22 at colmts tm Bm Monessen, night; bept. 29, Clairton; Oct. 7, New Kensington; Oct. 13, at Brownsville, night;-Oct. 21, Donora; Oct. 28, pending; Nov. 4, at California; Nov. 11, Redstone, and Nov. 17, at German Township. Pointers Take Over Owl Quint Point Marion proved- to be too '·much' for Immaculte Conception . High School Tuesday night at. the Pointers'. gym where it piled up a 45-15 score over the hapless Owls in the Fayette-Greene League. The home club started rolling from the opening gun scoring 21 points in the first half and then unleashing an offensive that netted 20 points in the third quarter. Lewis and Cyrus "paced the victors' attack with 16 and 11 points respectively. The line-ups: I. C. H. S. G. Orbin, i '. 2 Davin, f _ _ 2 Sidow, g _ 0 , Christopher, g 1 F. 0 1 2 0 Pts. 4 5 2 2 - Totals 6 Point Marion G. Lewis, f _ ...... 5 Wittebort, f _.. 2 Cyrus, c - 4 Walsh, g 3 Dcsgain, g . 0 Stewart, £ ,,. 1 Torti, g ._ 1 15 rts. 16 6 11 8 0 2 2 .,: Totals - 16 Scoring by quarters: . I. C. H. S 2 5 13 45 6 2--15 Point Marion 12 0 20 4--45 Referee--Phillips. Would Localize Betting. HARRISBURG, Feb. 9.--Dog racing, with -legalized betting, would be a good thing for Pennsylvania, in the opinion of Representative John L. l.Powers, Allegheny, Democrat. He submitted a bill to create a State Racing Commission at a salary of -52,000 a year each which would be authorized to issue permits for dog counts for Bill .Haddock's attitude about the Panther athletics in the A. A. U. . . "I'd have to be blind to miss that guy" Joe Louis remarked after watching Tony Galento "knock out" Na'tie Brown in Detroit in four rounds.- The -heavy weight champion says the beer- guzzler will; be an easy target if he ever- climbs' into the ring with him. . . Floods which inundated . Churchill -Downs.... In Louisville,.Ky., ,.two years ..ago made it possible for.: Colonal.- Matt. .Winn to · terrace the' north side ""of the track to accomodate about 20,000 persnos. extra: this yearUfor .the Kentucky Derby." The result is that there will be a special reduced rate for the working man'who will find good accomodations in this section. . . It's a hockey player's privelage to change his mind, too, Defense Man Alex Levinsky said as he joined the Philadelphia Ramblers and took a chance on being traded back into the National Kockey League. He had raised a howl when ;traded to the farm of the New York Rangers but changed his tune because he'll get the same pay as he did with the Chicago Blackhawks. . . A resolution before the Michigan legislature charged "it has been a matter of open rumor for the past couple Greensburg Coach, Quits A, A. (Buzz) Wesbecher tendered his resignation as football coach at Greensburg High School, effective September 1, next, and was elected, by the school board to a newly- created position of athletic director lor a term of three years at n salary of S800 a term. Wesbecher had withdrawn from basketball coaching in 1932 and since had been handling only football and track. Hurs! Dribblers Whipped by Derry In League Battle Hurst High School failed to hold a first half lead Tuesday evening at lhe Mount Pleasant Township 'gym as Derry Borough rallied in the second half lo carry off a 34-29 Iriumph. Walters, Derry center, paced his mates in scoring with 14 poinls. The line-ups: Derry Borough G. Gounlz, f .- 3 Fulconcr, f 0 Wingard, f Walters, Toner, g Baughman, g C 0 0 F. Pis. 3 9 1 0 2 14 3 3 1 1 TWIN SLATE AT ARMORY Paramount and Howitzer basketball teams offer fandom a dual attraction Friday night at State Armory with the first game featuring the soldiers and the Sons of Italy quintet from Moncssen. This fray starts at 7:30 o'clock. The second part of the double feature brings together the Para- mounts and the Charleroi Businessmen aggregations. The theatre lads are eager for the contest as they hope to avenge the one-point defeat suffered last week at the hands of this same quintet. Perry Runs Wild Against Belie Vernon Shamrocks Topple Paramount Lassies By Large Decision of year? in Detroit in all spcrting s and gambling circles that the mana- ! Totals .... gers of iimmy Adamick were ex- | " llrs t ploiting the boy." a n d . asked for an I Jagoda, f investigation of the match in which Jimmy was seriously .'injured . by Roscoe Toles. . . Bill Jesko, former Pitt floor captain,' has mastered his style of play and currently is rated j 10 34 F. Pts. Sibal, f . Vikertosky, c 2 Solomon, g -- 1 Puskar, g -- 1 Connelisville Recreation Center Shamrocks defeated the Paramount girls of Dunbar Wednesday night at Dunbar Center, 24 to 8. The local tomboys plnycd a brilliant defensive game smothering the cinema cuties throughout the clash. " I "Dot" Howe, "Edc" Tulley and · | Captain "Iz/y" Mctzgar featured for ^ the Shamrocks while Bogusky and Spangier starred for Dunbar. The Shamrocks meet the powerful Hazel-Atlas of Washington, Pa., at Lafayette Junior High School, Uniontown, tonight. The line-ups: with the best guards in the National Pro Basketball League. · In recent games the Fayette City, athletic . *ach has., emerfied.as. the.Pittsr burgh Pirates" leading scorer. Walcr Meet Tonight. Recreation Center Aquatic Club will travel to Greensburg this evening to meet the strong Y. M. C. A. team there in a dual meet in the Totals _ _ 10 Scoring by quarters: Derry Boro ,, G G Hurst 0 12 ReferOL--Gordic. 8 20 9 13--34 2 9--20 Dawson Juniors Spill Vanderbilt Dawson Juniors won over the locals second appearance at the West- . Vanderbilt Trojans, 23 to 10, in the moreland countyseat this season. The iI Tri-Town WPA Intermediate Basket- locals made an impressive showing i ball League at the Tri-Town Rcc- in their first meet with the Greens- rsa tj on Center, in an extra period burgers. To Train With Giants. Walter Shinn of Parlin.'N. J., 1038 : races. -A.10 per cent.tax on the gross j Penn- grid-captain, will try out with _--:__ --i ,...._ --.. -- i__i. the New York Giants at Baton Rouge, a., in March. Shinn, 23, played two years in Penn's outfield and was one of the Ivy League's leading hitters. .receipts and live per cent on bets -wagered through .pari-mutuel ma- .chines would be used for mothers assistance and State-aided hospitals. \\ N «T5S^/, tarns tei Knuvs r Prares 3X1 £LOKy RED CROWN iV-J, Kraams *5qpOO * The till had ended in a 19-10 deadlock. The summary. Dawson Morcan, f - -. Fanlo, f R. Livingslon, Grimm, g H. Livingslon, g McLatiglilin, g F. Pis. 3 23 F. Pts. 2 15 0. 2'. 0 Totals 8 3' 19 Non-scoring substitute--Robinson. Referee--Herbert. T. Smith, c 0 Moon, g 0 Wright, g ..:.._ 0 Mickey Walker Sued. NEWARK, N. J., Feb. 9.--Mickey Walker, the "toy bulldog," who once held the world's welter and middle boxing crowns, is not contesting the divorce suit of his pretty second wife, Clara Frances Hellmers, whom he married at the height of his ring career in 1931. Financial arrangements have been made out of court. A blonde in a blue knitted sports' suit is responsible for the failure of lhe marriage, the wife said. Lions Named After Dionncs. ROCHESTER, Ind,, Feb. 9.--Wild Animal Trainer Clyde Beatty revealed here birlh of lion quintuplets which he named after the Diorme children. Shamrocks Rowe, f ...... Scolt, f _.._. Tulley, c Meizgar, g Scesc, g _..., Fronick, f . Totals G. ' 5 . 1 2 0 1 10 Dunbar G. Bogusky, f . 1 C. DiNello, f 1 Spangier, c _ 1 Jarvis, g ,, .,, 1 M. DiNello, g 0 Tolnls 4 Score by quarlersl Shamrocks 9 4 Dunbar 2 2 Referee--Bogusky. F. 2 0 2 0 0 0 Pis. 12 ris. 2 2 2 2 0 Keyersdale Dishes Out First Reversal To Boswell Passers The epidemic of basketball upsets swung into Somerset county and a weak Mcyersdale quintet which had been able to win but once in six starts knocked off the hitherto unbeaten Boswell dribblers in the Class A division of the Somerset County Basketball League by a score of 20 to 19. Sixth-place Meyersdale had been .considered a push over for Dave Lichliter's boys but Boswell ran into all kinds of trouble and failed to penetrate the visitors denfense. Paul Abele's quintet took the situation in hand in the second period. Meyersdale had seven field goals and Bos- won five. In the preliminary Boswell Junior Varsity ran its .win spree to 12, beating Meyersdale's Jayvees, 20 to 11. Somerset pulled within half a game of Boswell by taking the measure of Windber, 36 to 31, as the Coal- miners lost their llth in a row. Conemaugh Township came, through with a 35 to 12 win over Berlin. In the Class B program, Rockwood went down to a 13 to 11 reversal at the h.ands of Shade Township in a close guarding tilt in which eight field goals and eight fouls were made. Rockwood was without the services of two regulars, Brant and Schroek. Somerset Township of Friedens whipped Stoyestown, 36 to 12. Weed Eradication Cosily. HARRISBURG, Feb. 9.--Weed | eradication cost $6,000 a minute on American farms, it was disclosed by figures received by the State Department of Agriculture. Babe Risko Kayoed. Walter Franklin, 161, New York, kayocd former World Middleweight Champion Babe Risko in the sixth round at New York Coliseum. Scoring enough points in the firs two periods to clinch the victory Perry Township High School routcc Belle Vernon in an easy manner a Belle Vernon gym to carry off i 48-22 decision in Section 17. Frency and Buttermore paced th scoring with six field goals each Eifiht Commodores figured in thi point-getting as did a similar number of Belle Vernon players led by Grant who tallied four double- decker;;. The line-ups: Perry Frency, £ ..: ...: Buttermore, f ....'.. Statzula, c Rumancik, g Hiilvonik, g _, Wilkic, £ Blair, f Scrinko, g G. ...C ....6 F. Pts 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Georges Find Georges Township High School, .eader of the Fayelte-Greene Basket- jail League, encountered stiff op- 'Osilion from the Immaculate Conception quintet Wednesday night at State Armory before it was able to check the Owls in the final quarter and spurt to a 30-19 victory. Coach Earl Trump's proteges got off to a good start to lead at the end of the first quarter by a 9-6 count but steady foul shooting on the part of the invaders enabled them to close :his 'breach and go into a 14-13 lead at halftime. ' Through most of the third quarter it remained a nip and tuck battle when suddenly Georges began to find :he hoop with a consistency that put it ahead 23-18 going into the final frame. The Owls' offense, was prac- CQKERS HAVE THREE FLOOR GROUP GAMES Go to Greensburg Gym Friday and Latrpbe High Week Later. SCOTTDALE IN FINAL BATTLE Mf": Only three more games remain on the Connellsville High School W..P. f. A. L. schedule and of these .the next two are away from home. Friday finds the Cokers at Greensburg still seeking their first league victory and nothing would be sweeter than to score one at the expense of one of the league's leaders. Numerous times the Orange and Black have battled it out on even tically nil in the last quarter, only terms with the final results swaying, one point being made while the town- to its O p ponent . s fav or in the fading shippers were adding seven more to minutes o£ lhe game . . . their total. """" Kotun paced the winners attack with 10 points while Davin, Owl forward, lopped his doubledeckers. The line-ups: i. c. n. s. Crbin, f ._ Davin, f ... Porter, c _. Sidow, g -Christopher, g .. Galiardi, f; Alt, c mates with three G. .... 1 -._ 3 1 ._ 1 .... 0 ...;. O __ 0 6 Tts. 3 6 3 3 2 l 1 19 Totals Non-scoring substitutes -- Scacchi, Brady and Hartman. Georges Twp. Wilson, f ,,. ........ ____________ Kotun, f Goode, c ..... Barton, g ... E. Andria, g J. Andria, g ... G. . 0 . 4 . 2 3 0 1 Pts. 1 10 5 6 2 6 Totals 10 10 30 Non-scoring substitutes--Verbus, Tracy, Sepic. Scoring by quarters: I. C. H. S S 4. Georges .: 6 8 Referee--Zoretic. 1--19 7--30 Totals -. Belle Vernon N. Oliver, f .. Tesi, f Dawson, c Ferguson, g .. Greco, £ Grant, f Basiic, f O'Loary, c ..... McNeil, g ..-- 23 G. 1 0 1 4 0 2 48 F. Pis. East Huntingdon Twp. Baskefeers Beaten by Derry Township Five Outpointed in the first and third quarters, East Huntingdon Township High School lost a..hard fought battle to Derry Township cagers at the latter's floor by a score of 30-21. The home team grabbed a six point lead in the first quarter which it maintr.indB. at half time and then in the third period increased this to nine points, the margin of victory. John| son led the victorious assault with I 30 points while Clausner topped the Alverton scorers with 10 counters. The line-ups: Derry Twp. G. Mcloy, f --,,«__.... 3 Kaglehouse, f 1 Novak, c 0 Gulas, g -- 1 Johnson, g ...». TM.TM 8 J. Johnson, g Totals 10 Scoring by quarters: Perry 18 7 Belle Vernon . .1 5 5 Referee--W]dman. 8 15--18 6 6--22 New Boxing Commissioner. John Hcttche, a Detroit automobile dealer, has been named Michigan boxing commissioner, succeeding Frank MacDonell, resigned. Totals ..Alverton Miller, f Clausner, f Bales, c Ottenberg, g _. Percosky, g Petro, g -- Totals - 9 3 21 Scoring by quarters: Derry Twp. ,, _.10 4 7 9--30 Alverton _ 4 4 4 9--21 Referee--Dietz. Next Tuesday the local quintet' is idle in the W. P. I. A. L., but Invades Latrobe the following Friday. Tuesday, February 21, it completes its league schedule when Scottdale High comes here. Junior Varsity Passers Wallop Norwin Quintet Connellsville Junior Varsity, play:- ing the preliminary to the Coker- Norwin varsity game Tuesday "at Irwin, handed the Norwin 'Jayvees a drubbing, winning handily by a.27-9 score. . '_." With T. Jones and Lopes leading the attack, scoring nine points each, the Coker youngsters - assumed ' an early lead and at halftime held a 21-4 advantage. . . : Numerous substitutions s l o w e d down the-Orange and-Black" attack in the second half as Coach Dolde gave all his-players a chance to-play. The Junior Varsity will travel with the varsity squad to Greensburg Friday night -where- it will meet the Westmoreland countyseaters in. the preliminary. The- line-ups: ' - . - : " Connellsville Campbell, 1 T. Jones, I Lujack, c . Landymore, g Lopes, g Sharp, f Strawn, c Totals 9 9-20 Non-scoring substitute--fiherrick. Norwin : G. F.- Pte. Siegel, f 0 . 3-3.:. 3 Rylander, f 1 0 0 1, 1 Kunkle, c -- XJhlig, g Karmazin," g Kuhn, f 0-0 0-0 , 0-1 0-0 0-0 :Totals : 3 3-4 9 Non-scorinf substitutes--S t a r k, Drylie, Clohessy. Scoring by quarters: Connellsville 8 13 . 4 2r-27 Norwin 2 2 .2 3--r 9 Referee--Guy. .· ' , -...' TRI-TOWX INTERMEDIATE'· BASKETBAU, LEAGUE '· Standing; of the Clubs. W. Vanderbilt Rookies 1 Hilltops Vanderbilt Trojans Dawson . , Pioneers . Liberty _ 1 ... 1 ._ 1 0 0 I. 0 0 1 1 1 1 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .000 : .000 YANKEE FIXTURE By Sards MOCrtOPA Mrr-reR w MAS. MAAJA6BD TO eeuep CATCMER. Be 5TARTiw MIS ' k

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