The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 21, 1939 · Page 8
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fAGE BIGHT. i DAILY COURIER, CONNBL,LSV1LL3, PA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, Basketball 1A7/^"DT "Pi WUrLLJJ Basketball _ AMATEUR BOXING SHOW MONDAY/, MARCH ' 6 ( R I A L S :, Sports Editor ^J WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES William C. Evans, president of the W. P. I. A. L., and Bill Kern, head football coach at Carnegie Tech, will be speakers this evening at Republic where the football and basketball players o£ Redstone Township High School will be entertained the We trus Botary Club . . . We trust the Fayette' foolish. County Coaches Association won't turn foolish and change the annual tournament from its current undergraduate. The way to 'stimulate interest in a club is to give the newcomers a chance to show what they can do.' To permit seniors to play would kill the aims of the tourney . . . Cormellsville's gridders will play at Brownsville November 3, it being' one of two newcomers on the card. The other is Central Catholic of Pittsburgh. Coach Carl Aschman's team ·will play 11 games as follows: Sept. 8, North -Union; -Sept. : 15, German Township;-Sept.-22, Redstone Town-, ship; Sept. -29, : -Charie. ; 6i; bet-6, at Monessen; Oct. 13, Monongahela; Oct. 20, at California; Oct. 27, Central Catholic; Nov. 3, Connellsville, ·Nov. 10-11, Unipntown, and Nov.. 18,. at Donora. At least seven home games will be played at night . . . The boys and girls rifle clubs _o[ Brownsville High were granted a I charier by the National Bine Association . . . Mapletown defeated German Township, 39}i to 6',i, in. a wrestling match . . . Beating Ellsworth. .50-29, German assured itself of no less than third place in Section 15 ... Uniontown's varsity tripped its alumni, 23-20, in a sweat suit benefit game . . . Jeannette High lost $835 last football season. A drop of 53,300 was.reported in the gate receipts, no doubt due to the fact the Glass City had an oft season. Income totalled 56,481.15 and expenditures $7,316.97. Equipment cost 51,148.18, guarantees 51,860.38 and salaries 51,150. The training camp expenses were $707.75. . . . They way things look right now Latrobe will have plenty to say about next year's pennant race in Section D. Hay Wild dropped his seniors some time ago and is giving the underclassmen a fling at competition . . . Board of control o£ the P. I. A. ·A. ruled that bowling doesn't come under its jurisdiction j.ust yet, the question coming up because a player had accepted a monetary award in that sport. President P. A. Jones will vote for the State group at the National federation's executive council meeting in Cleveland February 27. regulations governing district and State track and field meets of 1938 and golf tourneys will continue with one exception. Now 10th grade students of four-year high schools and llth graders in five-year junior highs are permitted to enter district and State events. C. L. Walsh of Pittsburgh was asked to head the track committee of the control board. The group was instructed to draft regulations for dual track meets between member schools. These regulations will be regarded as suggestions for the guidance of schools in scheduling events. WHY CHANGE TYPE OP TOURNAMENT? A movement is afoot to have the Fayette County Coaches Association drop the undergraduate basketball tournament this year in favor of a meet in which eligible to play. general scholastic seniors would be We trust the coaches wont' be so Under the current setup, members of this year's graduating class cannot participate. The tourney enables the coaches to get an idea what their quintet will look like next year and above all stimulates interest among .the, boys inasmuch as they get a chance to show their wares before next term rolls around. We challenge the proponents of a change with this declaration: Someone is disgruntled because his crack quintet hasn't been taking any championship honors since his school was penalized for violating the "W. P. I. A. L; rules and prospects for next year aren't so hot. We'd like to hear one sound argument in favor of a change. BITS HERE AND .THERE Invitations to compete in the 45th annual University of Pennsylvania relay carnivals April 28 and 29 have been mailed to 952 colleges, prep schools and high schools, Manaer J. Jamison Swarts announced. Of the :roup,^ 562 are high schools in every section of the country . . . Davey O'Brien, all-American quarterback; and Ki Aldrich, all-American. center are two members of the Texas Christian eleven, who are going in for .basketball to pay their living expenses while attending college . Formal announcement has been made of appointment of Charles (Brute) Kramer, former newspaperman at Braddock and Monessen as successor to Father Regis McCoy as director oE publicity at St. Vincent. Chick was sports editor at Monessen . Karl Krug, Pittsburgh movie critic, penned in his column recently: "Hostess Ann Hull of the Pla2a (Pittsburgh), a secret bride since January 4, has gone io Connellsville to join her husband, an insur- Sharp Shooting Jackets Aim at District Title I. C Athletic Council Plans First of Fistic Series at Slovak Hall RAMSAY HIGH IS SURPRISED BY DERRY TWP. Here ore the sensational Waynesburg College sharpshooting Yellow Jackets, who play Duquesne Unlver- sitv in Waynesburg Wednesday evening, February 22nd, In a game in which the district title will bo at stake The Jackets are the highest scoring team in. the district and in Bob Simmers also have the highest Individual scorer. .JJeft to right, they are: JackBcisler. forward: Bob Simmers, center; BUI Pen, guard and caiitain; George Anttjony, guard; Jerry pasquale, forward., w ; Scottdale Cagers to Play Here Tonight in Final League Clash W. P. I. A. L. curtain comes down tonight on one of the poorest seasons ever experienced by Connolls- ville High School floor teams--one in which it has yet to win a league game and won only one of seven non-league tilts--as Scotldale, a rival of long standing, invades the local gymnasium. The Cokers started the season without the services of a single varsity leftover. However, there were four players who had seen nd from whom it was expected Coach William E. Dolde might be able to build some kind o£ a five. The reserves were considered fairly good but were small and inexperienced. Still they proved themselves good enough to replace the lettermen of the previous year and though they Save an excellent account in league competition were unable to finish on the winning end, losing out in many instances in the last quarter. Tonghl's battle with Scottdale is expected to attract a large crowd Bobcats Unable to Cut Down Early Lead in Section 13 Contest. SULLIVANS GET SECOND VERDICT despite the fact that the Millers are I Gulas, g MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. 21.- Ramsay High Bobcats have been in the habit of dishing out surprises to their basketball opponents but they came out on the short end of an upset at Derry Township High in a Section 13 contest as Larry Sullivan's quintet took its second win over the Ned Culler machine, 32 to 30. The Golden Hurricane got oil to an 8-7 lead in the first period and then piled up the-margin to- 22-13 hi the next period, an edge that the Mounties could not overcome. The summary: Derry Twp. G. F. Pts. Jno. Johnson, t . 0, Eaglehouse, 1 0 0 0 Novak, Seven Bouts Will Be Presented, Featuring District Boys. INITIAL SCRAP AT 8:30 SHARP highly favored. An intense rivalry has existed between the two schools for years and often times in the past it has been the underdog who has risen to the heights and turned in a victory when such a task seemed impossible. A preliminary game featuring the junior varsity quintets of the two schools will get under way nt 7:15 o'clock and the main attraction will tsart at 8:15 o'clock. Jim Johnson, g Bilonick, g Totals Mt. Pleasant Rudnik, f 0 6 3 6 15 G. 6 An amateur boxing show will be held Monday night, March 6, at Slovak Hall on the West Side under the sponsorship of Immaculate Conception High School Athletic Council, it was announced today. The council received authoi'ization from the. Allegheny Mountain Association, Amateur Athletic Union, to sponsor boxing programs here and the organization's boxing committee immediately began making preparations 'for the program which will be the first of a series of similar events that will feature outstanding simon- pure leather pushers of Southwestern Pennsylvania. - A seven-bout show will be put on with the curtain raiser programmed for 8:30 o'clock sharp. Plans have been completed for the sale of tickets this week and · there will be reserved seats. Dr. James V. O'Donovan, chairman of the boxing committee, has promised to place Connellsville back on the road to fistic recovery and be- ileves it will regain the prestige it once held in fistiana. 13 I Lentz, 1 ..... 2 32 F. Pts. 3 15 1 3 ance man" Colonel Nelson Kellogg, for six years- director athletics and physical education at Lehigh University, resigned because of ill health . . . In his last 15 years as coach at Pitt, Jock Sutherland's elevens have won HI games, tied 12 and lost 20 which should be convincing argument for his opposition to the Bowman amateurism plan . . . Les Fonseca, former major leaguer, turned down an offer to become professor of baseball at a school in Hawaii . . . Don Meade may ride Volitant in the Kentucky COKER SWIMMERS MAY GO . . INTO.STATEJMEEI Saturday will find the Cokers' strong water team . defending its W. P. I. A. L. championship', in Carnegie Tech pool 'and we're confident that Red Baru!s boys will come home with first place. Against the 'best competitioa that has been offered this year, Connellsville has swept through dual meets and in many of the events records have been broken as the swimmers tut loose. But the- boys should ' aim just little higher even'though they will run into some powerful competition in the regional eliminations the following week-end at Slippery Rock State Teachers College. Keeping their minds on their work and giving the best they can, the Orange and Black swimmers can take enough points next week entries in the State finals at State College. Last June Coach Barr lost a collection of his stars and next summer the same situation will prevail'. 3ut he has enough boys coming along who will give Connellsville another powerful water combination next winter. Derby . Frank Kerch of Collyer's South Connellsville Topples Owl Passers Checking a second half rally, South Connellsville A. C. won a 49-43 vic- lory over the Osvls live. Clawson, Travis and White led the victorious quintet by scoring 33 points between them. The line-ups: South Connellsville G. Clawson, f - 6 Eye wrote: "This definitely is Lou Gehrig's last season with the New York Yankees. It will be Manager Gehrig in 1940" . . . Billy Conn of Pittsburgh will meet Melio Bettina for the Nsw York boxing commission's "world lightweight" title next month and right now the Smoky City lad is quoted a 1-4 favorite over the recent conqueror of Tiger Jack Fox .... . ..Lynn .Doyle..of_the .Philadelphia Bulletin penned: "There's one fighter (Al Ellore, who recently quit", boxing) who had some sense punched into' his head" ... . In 16 years George Koegan hns turned in 263 basketball victories as compared with 74 setbacks at Notre Dame . . . "I do not think there is too much contact in present-day basketball," says Lew Andreas, Syracuse court mentor. "I know Dr. Naismith (Dr. James Naismith, the game's inventor) thinks so bu1 you can't play. basketball %vithout some contact. Where there is too much, it's usually not he official's fault but that of coaches who give their players instruclions lo 'cut down' opponents, teach il- esal screening and the use ot the hand on the defensive. The last is responsible for 75 per cent of the fouls" . . , Annual wresting tournament of the National Collegiate Athletic Association will be held a Franklin Marshall College on March 17 and 18. The school played host to the tourney of the Amateur Athletic Union last year . . . The muskrat is one of the few North American mammals which has been successfully inlroduced in Europe. In some' places in Europe, muskrnts iiave multiplied so rapidly that certain districts have been quarantined against them. Because the long hairs on the outside o£ their coats contain oils which are wet-resistant, muskrats are provided by nature with waterproof garments which any manufacturer would be proud to imitate. F. Pts. Travis, f Speelman, White, g McCulley, g ... Durbin, g Totals Owls Younkin, f -Smith, f McGinnis, c Hart, K -Murphy, R -Dixon, g Byrne, g Evans, g ..... 5 _ 4 5 3 ,, j 24 G. 3 2 1 4S T. Pts. 0 6 1 5 1 5 i ·; 0 e 1 c 1 J o t Totals - 19 Referee--B. Conway. Monessen Beaten ByOverhcltTeam, Giris Also Ahead Overholt All Stars whipped Company D of Monessen, 48 to 37, at Scottdale Armory in an interesting floor struggle while the Overholt Little Stars, a girl outfit, v.-on over Star Junction, 12 to 10. The summaries: Overholt G. F. Pts. J o e Tulley, f 3 1 7 Cartwright, f _ _... 6 2 14 Hart, c 4 0 8 McCormick, g - 1 X 11 Foltz g 4 0 8 Totals 21 6 48 Non-scoring substitutes -- Brooks, Ringler. Monessen G. F. Pts. Kuvinka, f - 3 1 7 Santera, f 2 0 ·) Calthvell, c _ 1 1 3 Leonard, g 6 1 13 Salay, g 5 0 10 Totals 17 3 37 Score by quarters: Overboil 8 15 11 14 -- 48 Monessen 1 10 34 0--37 Referee-- McClure. Overholt Girls G. F. rts. Lardin, f . 2 2 6 Sheahan, f - 0 0 0 Guldenshuh, c 0 0 0 Boyer, p _,, 2 0 4. Baird, g 0 2 2 Totals 4 4 .12 Non-scoring substitutes -- Blades, Enos, Mahokey. Star Junction G. F. Pts. Baker, f . . 0 0 0 Morris, f . . 0 0 0 Hudson, c . . . 0 0 0 Sedlock, g 0 0 0 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION VARSITY, ALUMNI CAGERS CLASH WEDNESDAY NIGHT Immaculate Conception H i g h dribblers will appear at Stntc Armory tomorrow night, taking on the Alumni. There will bo a preliminary to the mam setto which starts at 8:15 CASEYSEND LOCALCARD f WIN EASILY Making its last home appearance before a crowd of rooters at State Armory, the Casey basketball team ground out a 38-29 verdict against the Charluroi Billiard club. Clarence Schrum teatured the piny for the Irish, snagging six fielders ;md sinking a free toss. Hal Parks led the visitors' attack with 14 points. The Caseys are not through for this season but ail other games will be played away from home. The line-ups: Casey G. F. rts. w. Miller, f .............;..:...r i 3 Shrum, f - B 1 13 Merandn, c 1 7 9 Jones, g .. 2 0 4 Blasey, g ...1 0 2 Quinn f ... .-.. 3 1 7 Total 1 ; 14 10 38 Charleroi G. F. rts. o'clock. Coach Earl Trump has been whipping his boys along nnd recently they scored their initial victory in the Fayette-Greene League. The varsity is expected to show the graduates a good time. DAWSON PREPS, VANDERB1LT W I N TRNTOWN GAMES Dnwson Preps topped Leiiienrir.g Civics 40-34 and Vanderbilt Cardinal edged Star Junction 13-12 in games played in the Tri-Town Recreation Center Basketball League. The line-ups: Dawson G. F. Pts Sproat, t 10 ' 1 21 Husband, £ 2 0 -1 Barrett, c 0 0 C Levcrgood, g 2 1 f Miller, g 5 0 1C Totals ...19 2 4C Non-scoring substitute -- Sutherland. Lcisenringr G. F. Pts Gmiter, f _ 1 0 T. Gcbadlo, f 1 1 ; Sepesi, c 3 0 Bailey, g 3 0 E. Gcbadlo, g 3 1 Cominsky, g 5 0 1 Totals ..... 10 2 3- Referee -- Ray Herbert. Vanderbilt G. F. Ft R Soverr.s, f _ 0 . 0 Shnomnkpi-.' f ' 3 3 audino, c Walker, g iskosky, g ... HOWITZERS TURN BACK BRADFORD Totals -- 12 Scoring by quarters: Derry Twp. 8 14 Mt. Pleasant ,, .'. __7 6 6 -30 4--32 8--30 Referee--Hazelfoaker and Travis. Charleroi, Overholt Will Play Tonight Overholt. All Stars will meet an all-star five from Charleroi at 9 o'clock tonight at Scottdale Armory. The visiting quintet will feature the Monongahela Valley court ace, Parks. Paced by Coligan, stellar, guard, e Howitzer basketball quintet anded Bradford Company K, 112th fantry dribblers its first defeat in /e years and shattered the visitors' opes of being crowned the State's ational Guard hardwood champ- ns. The score was 41-26. The local five trailed at the end the first period 6-5 but started a jmeback that gained the lead by alftime and then spurted in the Jiird quarter to get in -front by a 9-16 score. The line-ups: owitzer osensteel, f .olick, f lynn, c. 'anorsdale, g oligan, g an-ett, f -- Caseys Take Over Lafrobe Passers In Great Conlesf Featured by the sparkling play of Freddy Miller, the Casey basketball quintet took a 34-32 victory over the strong Gartmann club of Latrobe. Miller's six fielders and one foul attempt netted 13 points to win the scoring honors. The line-ups: Caseys G. F. Pts, W. Miller, 1 : 1 1 2 Quinn f .. fl F. Miller, c 6 1 13 Hasson, g 1 SOMERSET COUNTY CLASS A BASKETBALL LEAGUE Standing ot the Clubs. IV. L. Pet. Somerset 8 1 .( Boswell 9 2 .818 Conemaugh Twp : 7 4 .636 Shade Township 4 C .400 Meyersdale 3 5 .375 Windber 1 5 .167 Berlin 0 9 .000 SOMERSET COUNTY CLASS B BASKETBALL LEAGUE Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Pet. Rockwood C 1 .875 Somerset Twp. 5 2 .714 Stonycreek Twp. 2 3 .400 Stoyestown 2 5 .286 Garrett 1 5 .167 Totals Score by quarters: Overholt Girls 2 Star Junction 0 10 4--12 2--10 Vines to Quit Tourinff. Pro tennis touring is getting hard on 27-year-old muscles and his daughter doesn't know him any more so Ellsworth Vines is going to quit the golden trek. The former amateur champion, who reigned for five years over professionals, said he's going to quit the pro game after this year. V. Polaeck, f 1 Parks, c 5 Nemcheck, g - 0 E. Polaeck, g 1 Dale, f ...;.-. 2 Totals Referee--Logan. 11 TRI-TOWN CAGE LEAGUE Standing of the Clubs. IV. L. : May Add Two Teams. Washington and Wheeling may be added to the Penn StEite Baseball Association, increasing the roster to six, President Elmer M. Daily said as ho moved to get plans in shape lor the season's opening. Leiser.ring Civics Dawson Preps Vanderbilt Cards Hollywood A. C. Liberty A. C Mountaineers Trip ritt. West Virginia Mountaineers spilled Pitt, 45 to 42, Saturda;- at Pitt Stadium, spoiling the Panther chances' of getting into the thick ot --he Eastern Collegiate Conference u-ace. Independent Tol.rncy. Grecnsburg Y. M. C. A. will sponsor for the lllh consecutive year the Westmoreland county independent basketball tournament from March 20 to April 1. Pet. .750 .500 .500 .500 '.250 McLaughlin, c .. Bates, g _ B. Sovems, g .. ,. A Soverns, f .,,, Caputo, g Totals . Star Junction Sedlock, 1 Pike, f ... Buchina. c Hudson, g Kroner, g Morris, f ,_.. 1 _. 0 .... 0 1 0 5 G. 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 F. 0 J. 2 0 1 0 Totals Referee -Ray Herbert. 10 9 2 0 0 2 0 13 Pis. 0 1 6 4 1 0 12 War Admiral, Stafrehand Win. War Admiral and Stagehand established themselves as the horses to beat in the $50,000 Widener Challenge Cup race at Hialeah, Fla., March 4, winning the $1,500 Fort Pierce and $7,500 McLennan Memorial Starting dead heat respectively. Eucs Order Baseballs. Vice-president Sam E. Wallers said the Pittsburgh Pirates will need 1,200 baseballs lo get in condition for the 1939 pennant race. He stocked 100 dozens of the regulation National League balls for the Bucs to swat during spring training. Monessen Plays At Mt. Pleasant MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. 21.-Monessen Big Five, an all-colored basketball quintet, will play the Mount Pleasant Merchants at the State Armory at 8 o'clock tonight. Won't Reopen Track. President Johr. C. Horning of Hollywood Jockey Club advised the Florida Racing Commission that Gulfstreiim Park, closed after four days of its scheduled 40-day meeting would not be reopened this sea- Jones, g Schrum, f -Blasey, g Totals 15 Lalrobe G. Dellavechio, f 1 -ibson, f 4 Carnahan, c 3 McCallen, g ;. 3 J. Bendl, g ......2 R. Bendl, g 1 Shoup, i ...0 · 4 34 F. Pts 0 0 2 0 · 0 0 2 Totals 14 Scoring by quarters: Caseys - 6 10 12 Latrobe 4 12 10 Referee--Merle Dailey. 6--3 6--3 Renaissance Meets Pirates Wednesda The famous Renaissance fivt New York will oppose the Pittsburg Pirates of the National Basketba League at the Duquesne gym Wed nesday night.' Sons of Italy, Eagles Triumph at Duckpin The Sons of Italy took two out three from the Knights of Columbu nnd the Eagles captured the odd gam from St. James Cafe, in the Ci Duckpin League at West Penn alley All Basketball Players. Not a single football player may found on the Duquesne, Carneg Tech or Pittsburgh basketball teams G. 2 _ 3 1 2 F. Pts. 5 6 3 4 15 Totals ...:_... radford hannon. f . luzzaro, f -- D latko, c culley, g .- Iragg, S 18 G. 2 3 0 5 0 5 41 F. Pis. Totals Score by Quarters: lowilzer i Bradford --. Referee--McMuHen. Umpire--Falvo. 10 4 6 4 12 0 26 8 IS 12--41 4 6 10--26 omerset Spills Bosweii, Rockwood Hearing Cage Flag Somerset High, making a great comeback in the Somerset County Class A Basketball League, moved into undisputed possession ot first place with a 32 to 22 victory over Boswell, it being the second setback for the latter. At . the same time Meyersdale whipped Shade Township, 38 to 19. Rockwood practically clinched the !lass B crown with a 26 to 21 decision over Stoyestown, gaining the right to compete in the district eliminations. As it appears now Somerset, Boswell, Meyersdale and Rockwood will make up the Somerset county tournament in the District No. 5, P. I. A. A., basketball competition to name an entry for the Slate eliminations. Conemaugh Township spilled Friedens, 39 to 14, and Garrett trimmed Salisbury, 30 to 13. Uniontown Volley Club He?e Tonight Connellsville Hecreation Center volleyball team will close its season this evening, February 21 at State Armory, meeting one of the toughest teams in Western Pennsylvania in the Uniontown Y. M. C. A. 'On the Uniontown lineup will be the brilliant Bus Albright, one of the greatest "spikers" in this district. The matches are scheduled to get underway at 9 o'clock. Thtf public is invited. There will be no admission charge. , "-S" Case Meet April 13, National Y. M. C. A. basketball tournament will be held at Jamestown, N. Y, April 13, 14 and 15.

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