The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 17, 1939 · Page 12
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 12

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, February 17, 1939
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' TWELVE. THT- DAILY COURIER, CONNBLLSVTLLE, PA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1939. Basketball Basketball SPORTORIALS ^^ By JOHN H. WHORIC. Sports Editor V^ OLD FAVORITE RETURNS CAGE LEAGUE SEASON WILL END TUESDAY Cokers Meet Latrobe Tonight, to Play Host To Scots in Last Tilt WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGII SCHOOL CIRCLES A Greensburg delegation is said to have expressed itself as favorable to selection of V.'illiam F. Lohr of Scottdale as the: Westmoreland county- seat's new grid coach, setting forth that he's a young man and has had success at both Scottdale and Pitcairn . . . One senior, 12 juniors, six sophomores and one freshman were recipients of football awards by Coach Peter Fee of Conemaugh Township High. Numerals went to 11 sophomores and 12 freshmen . . . If Ramsay had started out on its basketball gait as it is winding up, there'd be a different story to tell in Section 13 ... We skipped out of a school board meeting to see how Dunbar was faring in its game with Rostraver Township. Leasenring l\ad been .trailing right along. As we came, down the stairway, we were greeted with: "Dunbar's ahead now, just. got a field goal." A couple of minutes later the Pricedale Leopards were running, away' with the game. Dunbar - looked so terrible you couldn't describe it. BITS HERE AND THERE Cleveland will bring a strong hockey team to Duque'sne Gardens at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night to do battle with 'the Pittsburgh Hornets . . The Printers and Pressmen continued to fight their way into the second half laurels race, paced fay the Carriers, with wins N over the Servicemen and Meter Readers in the City Industrial Duckpin League at HOT STOVE SPARK'S George Kirksey, United Press Staff correspondent, offers these sparks from the hot stove league: Although the magnates pooh-pooh reports .that they are having considerable difficulty signing some o£ their stars, ths woods are full of holdouts. . . The Yanks have nine prominent players topped by Joe Dimaggio unsigned... Cleveland has 22 players By Jack Sords the West Penn alleys Nate Druxman, Seattle boxing promoter, said' that he had declined an offer o{ Mike Jacobs, New York promoter, to match Solly . Kreigcr and Fred Apostoii in a middleweight match. Kreiger is recognized as middle king in 46 states, Apostoii in two . . . AH world skii jump records will be shattered Sunday when the new Pino Mountain slide is officially opened at Iron Mountain, Mich., according to Walter Brattlund, former U. S. senior ski champ after a test flight down the highest artificial slide in, the world . . . Big Bill Watson ot Michigan bettered his own Big Ten shot put mark when he led his team to a 77-18 ^in over Michigan State. Bill heaved 'the shot 51 feet 5"V2 inches to increase his mark by one foot one and a quarter inches . . . George Lackey, president o£ Tulsa club of the American Hockey Association, announced he intended to strengthen his team, from Fort Worth, Texas, to , transfer the franchise there . Big Ed Brandt, veteran Pirate southpaw, has accepted his 1939 contract terms. It will be Ed's third year with the Bucs and his 12th in the majors. He won flve and lost four last season who haven't signed, the most im- I ... Charles S. Howard's dream o[ portant o£ whom are Trosky, Averill, | mak :- g Seabiscuit the greatest money Lary, Feller, Harder, Campbell, I winner o£ all time, may evaporate as Hemsley, Pytlak, Hale and Heath. . . Feller is) likely to jump into the 320,000 class. . . Trosky, Lary, Averill and Hale were all cut and aren't too happy about it. Joe Medwick is one of the National League's No. 1 holdouts. . . The Cardinals are said to have signed Johnny Mize for $12,000 but Medwick has some ideas about a contract o£ more than $20,000. . . The Cubs have a number of lads out of the fold including Bryant, French, Hack, Russell, Cavarretta, Leiber and Reynolds. .. . The Athletics' big problem is Bill "Werber who drew about $10,000. last year and has been cut... Even though the Phillies have only 13 of their 31 players signed Gerry Nugent insists he doesn't expect any trouble with any of his players. . . Paul Waner, who drew 517,000, has been slashed 45 per cent according to reports from Pittsburgh and he'll have no part of the contract offered him. Van Mungo's stock with the Brook- Jyn club has dropped to its lowest ebb and Larry MacPhail has' confessed he doesn't expect the stormy pitcher to show up at the Dodger's camp. . . "We are fed up with Mungo," said MacPhail,- "and until he changes his attitude we don't want any part of him. The contract trouble with htm is only half the difficulty. Whenever he shows us he can pitch and indicates his attitude has changed, we can get together on terms." . . . Branch Rickey says the National League race is so wide-open even-the Boston Bees have a chance to go someplace. . . Tony Cuccinello, Bees' second sacker, expecting competition from Henry Majeski, who hit .325 for Birmingham and was runner-up for the Southern Association batting title, has been playing handball to get in shape during the winter. ' . .Don Padgett, who looked like a great outfield prospect two years ago, is again listed among the Cardinals' five catchers. . . Arthur Patterson, carrot-topped New York scribe, fTuotes 8-1 you can't name three ptichers in both leagues who'll win 20 games each. . . Just as a guess how about Bill Lee, Bucky Walters and Bob Feller . . . Feller, who won 17 last year, is my prediction to be well-nigh unbeatable under the lights. . . Detroit still is dickering for an outfielder, the latest rumor sending Chet Laabs to the White Sox for Larry Rosenthal. . . One' of the popular winter book bets these days is who'll win the most games, Carl Hubbel or Dizzy Dean. Passing of Earl Whitehill to the National League leaves Lefty Grove, who's 38, as the oldest 'American League hurler. . . Jack Wilson and Denny Galehouse, who- exp'ect to be Hed Sox regulars, are getting in shape at Hot Springs. . . Cleveland's second base combination may bo Oscar Grimes from Milwaukee and Jimmy Webb, the midget freed from the Cardinal chain gang last year by CuOOM/OATi RSPS BACK r*Jtf(g /MJOBS WttU WASrtl^TjJ SV UM-y OFTfe DPWFT Derry Township Whipped by Hursf In Cage Loop Tilt Gaining a two-point lead in the first half, Hurst High continued to increase it in the last two quarters to defeat Derry Township quintet 33-27 at the Mount Pleasant township floor Tuesday night. Solomon led the Scarlet w'th 11 points. The line-ups: Hurst Solomon, f Jagoda, f . ... Sibal, I Vikertosky, c Puskar, g -- Seschick, g --,, Totals Derry Township Eaglehouse, f Torrero, 1 Bilonich, f Novak, c -Fox, c Goulash, g ,, Jim Johns, g Hurricane's attack G. 5 3 3 1 1 2 15 G. 0 0 4 2 ~ 0 2 2 F. Pis. Totals Referee -Harper. ...10 3 33 F. Pts. 0 0 1 1 3 11 1 5 M 1 1 0 0 4 27 Dunbar Five to Travel to South Huntingdon Gym Tonight. WEST NEWTON IS . NEAR PENNANT With the W. P. I. A. L. basketball sc:son drawing to a close, games between sectional leaders--where the championships arc yet to be determined--take on added importance and fans are closely following their favorites in the contests'lo be played tonight and next Tuesday. In Section 0. Greensbuvg heads the pack with Johnstown one gt:me behind. The Westmoreland couniy- seaters have a tough assignment tonight, meeting Scottdale at the Mill Town gym. A victory for Greensburg would almost clinch the gonfalon whether Johnstown defeats Norwin or not. The Greenies complete, their sched'.Je next Tuesday with Jeannette, one of the weaker teams. Connellsville High, still seeking its initial league triumph,, is being entertained at Latrobe. That these two are evenly matched is indicated by the fact that Latrobe scored a 32-30 victory over the Cokers in the first Continued on Page Thirteen. a result of lameness that caused the six-year-old son of Hard Tack to be soundly beaten in his first start ol the season--in a race for a paltry purse in "California. He has been a. 1-5 favorite lor the $100,000 Santa Anita handicap March 4 and it now looks as though he won't be able to run. The winner's share of more than $90,000 would send the Biscuit's earnings of $340,490 ahead o£ the $376,744 won. by W. S. Kilmer's Sun Beau . . '. "Louis will "hot" belt out Roper in a round as he did Schmeling and John Henry Lewis. Jack has a tremendous left hook and when it lands it's curtains. Don't let anybody tell you he's a pushover," apologizes Tom Gallery, California promoter, who is staging the Joe Louis-Jack Roper heavyweight title fight in Los Angeles April 18 ... The Alaska brown bear of the Alaska peninsula is the world's largest carnivorous animal. Members of his species have boon known to exceed 22 Westmoreland High Schools Enter County Tourney at Greensburg Twenty-two Westmoreland county high school Sasketball teams, including four new participants, have entered the 13th annual county floor title tourney scheduled for Greensburg High School gymnasium on March 3, 4, 10 and 11. Promise of one of the best tournaments in years was indicated by the schools entering, including the top ranking clubs in several sections of the W. P. I. A. L. The entrants in the Class A competition are iNorwin, Greensburg, Mount Pleasant, Derry Township, Jeannette, Monessen, New 2,600 pounds in we.'glit. The grizzly i Kensington, Hurst and Sewickley is perh.aps better known than the Township. New Kensington is a big brown because of his wider na- . . . . , ~ tive range. Next to the black bear, the grizzly was once more, widely distributed than any other member of the family. Commissioner Landis. . . Bob Garner, Washington's rookie pitcher from Salisbury; Md., pi measures six feet seven inches in height. . . Despite the W. P. I. A. L CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION FOUR newcomer in the tourney and Sewickley Township had previously competed in Class B. Scottdale, Vandergrift and Arnold, three Class A schools who were in the tournament last year, have notified authorities they will not enter (this year. 1 Class B entries show an increase this year with 13 schools represented. They are Bolivar, Ligonier, North Belle Vernon, all newcomers, and Boswell Win$ Over Windber to Retain Grip on Group Lead Boswell turned in a 31 to 25 victory over Windber to keep its grip on first place in the Class A division of the Somerset County Basketball League while Somerset continued to press its bid with a 33 to 13 triumph over Berlin and Conemaugh Township came through with a 46 to 25 win over Shade Township. It was the Coaiminers 13th straight league victory while Boswell scored its ninth | victory in 10 starts. Hooversviile tripped Stoyestown, 33 to 13, and Meyersdale broke into the win ranks with a 30 to 15 decision over Somerset Township of Friedens. Games Tonight. Donora at Brownsville. Monessen at Monongahela. SECTION NINE Games Tonigrht. Greensburg at Scottdale. Norwin at Johnstown. Connellsville at Latrobe. SECTION 17 Games Tonight. Belle Vernon at Sewickley. Perryopoiis at West Newton. Dunbar at South Huntingdon. SECTION 13 x Games Tonight. Derry at Ligonier. Hurst at East Huntingdon. Game Saturday. Mount Pleasant at Derry Twp. West Penn Bowlers Turn Back Ligonier West Penn Power Company bowlers of ConneUsville defeated the power team of Ligonier Wednesday night in a match rolled at the Manhattan alleys. Individual high score of 208 pins was rolled by Snyder of Ligonier while John Saparana of Connellsville accounted for the most pins during the match, getting 517. Rostraver Township, Derry Borough, East Huntingdon, Avonmore, Washington Township, West Newton, Franklin Township, Bell Township, Youndwood and South Huntingdon. 2147. fact that Long Tom Winsett hit only j The local duckpin team won out by .259 for Jersey City, the Giants have ! a margin o£ 102 pins. The totals him on their roster. were Connellsville, 2249, Ligonier Giant fans are -counting on a pennant if Hubbel!, Schumacher, Melton and Castleman all stage comebacks but Brooklyn fans are asking what'll happen to the Giants if all of them should flop because of their various ailments. . . The American League now has a pair of Deans, pitchers Lovil Dean of the A's and Rookie Outfielder Doug Dean of the Senators. Pipe Smoking 1 Lauded. WISNER, Neb., Feb. 17.--Mrs. Lucinda Cline, a native of Virginia, who celebrated her 107th birthday here, attributes her long life to her pipe smoking. She started to smoke a pipe when she was 15 years old to cure a toothache, she explained. Printers, Pressmen Duckpins Winners The Printers won three from the Service Men and the Pressmen swept its series with Meter Readers to remain in a deadlock for second place in the City Industrial Bowling League in games rolled on the West Penn alleys Tuesday night. 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