The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 24, 1939 · Page 13
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February 24, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 13

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1939. THE DAILY COURIER. CONNELLSVTLLE. PA. PAGE THIRTEEN. Sectional Winners to ® e \ ParamOLLntS Chosen in Six More Cage Groups. REDSTONE WILL j PLAY HORNETS! GoWild,Beat Mt Pleasant By United Press. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24. j The Paramount quintet continued I its winning streak by defeating the -Inter- ! Mount Pleasant Ramblers at that 67-41 sectional play for the CUiss A and B ga=o ^^"b^oX" Yough basketball championsmps -- """ in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League will begin tonight with first-round gan-.es in several Western Pennsylvania cities. The WFIAL basketball committee, beset by schedule difficulties because o£ numerous sectional ties, agreed upon the playoff dates here Wednesday night at a lengthy session. The committee found, however, that the Section 8 and Section 9 championships in Class A, and the Section 11, Section 12, Section 14. Section 18 and Section 19 Class B titles still .have to be decided. Playoffs set for those undecided sectional championships were: Class A -- Section 8, Carnegie vs. j\lt. Lebanon at McKces Rocks, Saturday, February 25; the winner then will play McKces Rocks Monday, February 27, at Pitt Stadium for the title. Section 9, Johnstown vs. Greensburg, Saturday, February 25, at the Indiana State Teachers' College floor. Class B -- Section 11, Monaca vs. Midland at New Brighton floor, to- iiight. Section 12, Bethel vs. Bridgeville, at Mt. Lebanon floor tonight. Section 14, McDonald vs. Cecil (provided Cecil defeats North Fayctte tonight) at Pitt Stadium Monday, February 27. Section 38, 2tna vs. Millvule at Pitt Stadium Saturday, February 25. The high-powered "glassers" from Ford City will be after their third consecutive Class A WPJAL championship this year. They won the Section 5 championship Last night with a 37-24 victory over Kittannlng -- for the 12th time in the history of the WPIAL. Another sectional title was clinched last night when Charleroi's Cougars maintained their record oi no defeats by stopping Monessen, 36-31, for the Section championship. First-round matches for the WPIAL championship in both A and B classes were scheduled thusly: Class A -- Har-Brack of Section vs. Butler of Section 3 at Pitt Stadium tonight. Bankin of Section vs. Avalon of Section 1 at Pitt Slad- ium Saturday, February 25. Class. B-- Redstone of Section ID vs West Newton of Section 17 at DonorE Monday. Apollo of Section 21 vs. New Wilmington of Section 20 at Pitt Stadium, tonight. Ligonier ot Section 13 vs. East Pittsburgh of Section 16 at Irwin, Saturday, February 25. Quarter-final, or second-round, games in both Class A and B will be played next week. The schedules: Class A -- Ford City of Section 5 vs. Johnstown or Grecnsburg of Section D, Tuesday, February 28, at Pitt Stadium; Homestead of Section 6 vs. Rankin or Avalon of Section 7 and 10 respectively, Wednesday, March 1, at Pitt Stadium; Charleroi of Section 4 vs. Har-Brack or Butler of Sections 1 and 3 respectively, Thurs- City crew tallied five or more points with scoring honors going to Stipa and Blasey with 12 each. It was the ?aramounts' 34th win this season. The line-ups: ?aramounts G. , f _ 2 Stipa, f . ..._ 5 WcMullen, c 5 31asey, g 6 Kline, g .. 5 Marcondi, £ 3 F. Pts. 1 5 2 12 1 11 0 12 0 10 Testa, f Totals -....30 Mt. Pleasant G. McCort, f _.... 1 Santorella, f .. 8 Forejt, c - _ 2 King, g ... _ ,, 3 Parflt. g 0 Hotah, f 4 Kronin, f 2 7 F. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 67 16 As Stagehand Equaled Track Mark and War Admiral Beat Pasteurised Phoncphoto shows Slagehand crossing line a neck ahead of Bull Lea to equal the mile and ftirlong record at Hialcah Park, Florida. War Admiral, in 1939 debut, beats Pasteurized to win by half a length in seven furlong race at Hialcah Park, Florida. (Picture by Fhonephoto.) (Central Press) Vince Browning, Johnny Alt to Featured in Amateur Boxing Show At Slovak Hall on Monday, March 6 CHURCH DARTBALL LEAGUE NOTES Totals Score by quarters: Paramounts 12 14 14 27--6 Mt. Pleasant 8 4 14 15--SI Referee--Anderson. ..20 1 41] Baptists succeeded in reaching the _ | top o£ the ladder in the Church Dart- ball League having taken three from the Presbyterians. A. P. team of Methodist Episcopal Church was pulled out of gelicals who Medicos Win Second Half Volley Flag Medical Detachment captured three straight from the First Methodist Protestant Church, 15-4, 15-1, 15-7 at I State Armory to win the second half Christians nrst place took two by Evan- from the "little brothers." Along with these two in second place may be found the United Brethren if they take three from Trinity Lutheran. U. B. took two from Methodist Protestants. Christians almost scalped First M. E. when they took two from their opponents. The results of the games: Baptist Presbyterian First M. E. Evangelicals ... - 2 Andrew Phillips 9 United Brethren _ 9 Trinity - _ 6 championship of the City WPA Recreation Center Volleyball League. The Medicos finished one match ahead of the strong Phalanx Fraternity team. As a result o£ their win the Medical team gain the right to meet the Caseys, first half winners, for the city volleyball supremacy. The -Medicals were too much for the church team as Clinton DeBolt and George Cole uncorked some brilliant play to pace the winners. The line-ups: Methodist Protestant--Shipley, H. Bowling at tiic West Penn alleys Lape, Nixon, Pike, Eehard, Millar and i the bellow took three straight from Yellow, Green Teams Triumph at Duckpins Walt Roebuck, V e r n Kuker to Be Their Opponents on I.C. Card. SEVEN BOUTS ARE PLANNED Vincc Browning and Johnny Alt, two local boys, will be featured in the amateur boxing show at Slovak Hall Monday night, March 8, under the sponsorship of Immaculate Conception High School Athletic Council, it was announced today. Browning, a veteran o£ local gis- ticdom, is to appear in the main attraction, tackling Walter Roebuck, tough 160-pound colored boy of Perry Coulter A. C. of Brownsville. The semi-final will find Alt taking on Vern Kuker of the Vestaburg A. C. Both local leather pushers will have their hands full for their opponents have been stepping out in fast company in simonpuve circles and have compiled big win records. There will be five other bouts and fandom is certain to see a classy fight card, typical of Connellsville sponsorship. Poshard. Medical Detachment- ·Cole, C. Dc- Bolt, P. DeBolt, Leeder, Watson and Glass. Referee--Tom Barrett. Rockwood Defeats Hooversville Five Rockwood triumphed over Hooversville, 45 to 20, as the winning quintet cut loose with a field goal barrage. Somerset spilled Shade Township, 35 to 27, as Boswell upset Somerset day, March 2, at Pitt Stadium; Wash- j Township at Friedens, 42 to 12, and ington of Section 2 vs. the Section champion (currently undecided) Friday, March 3, at Pitt Stadium. Class B--Ligonier of Section 13 or East Pittsburgh of Section 16 vs. the Section 18 champion (currently undecided) Tuesday, February 28, at Pitt Stadium; Section 14 champion (undecided) vs. Section 11 champion (undecided) Wednesday, March 1, at Pitt Stadium; Redstone of Section 15 or West Newton of Section 17 vs. Apollo of Section 21 or New Wilmington o£ Section 20 Thursday, March 2, at Pitt Stadium; Section 19 champion vs. Section 12 champion (tadecided) Friday, March 3, at Pitt Stadium. HARHISBUHG,- Fob. 24. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's Board of Control announced dates and regulations for championship gnmes as the state's Class A quintets headed into the homestretch of the basketball race. The board announced eliminations will begin March 15 with the intcr- ciistrict championships in both the eastern and western regions of the. stale. Next comes tile preliminary regional championships, East and West, March 18. At the same time, last year's order forbidding junior high schools to compete for state basketball titles was continued. On March 21 the final regional championships will be held. The state championship game is scheduled for Saturday. March 25. All games will start at 8 P. M. Sites of the championships -will be determined later. The custom of the P. T. A. A. is to arrange them in places most convenient for the contenders. The Inter-district title games were broken into two divisions in Garrett bowed to Stonycreek Township of Shanksville, 31 to 27, and Meyersdalc fell before Johnstown Catholic High, 48 to 34. Caseys Travel To Ruffsdale Floor Tonight The Casey-Spishak quintet meets the strong South Huntingdon All- Stars tonight at the Ruffsdale gym. Players are asked to meet at Funari's store at 7 o'clock. . Tuesday night an exhibition game will be played with Overholt. The Caseys have been victorious in two previous encounters but these games pack a thriil that attracts the fans. '.he Blue while the Green captured the odd game-from the Red in the Girls Rainbow Duckpin League. Plan Cage Tourney. Two Chicago promoters, Harry Hannin and Harry Wilson, announced they will stage a ?10,000 world professional championship basketball tournament ir. Madison Armory in Chicago March 26-28. Twelve of the Nation's best pro teams will be invited. Pitt's Indoor Track and Field Race Tomorrow Plugs, Fuses Annex Girls Ducks lilts Rolling on the Manhattan alleys, the P]ugs won two out of three from the Sockets while the Fuses defeated the Kilowatts three straights in the West Penn Girls Duckpin League. Rockwdod High Beaten. Conemaugh Township, Class A five of Somerset county, toppled Rock- Lei 1 Cards Worry About His Salary, Says Joe Medwick ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 24.-Joe Medwick, St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder and National League bat- ling champion in 1937, is among baseball's holdouts. Wintering at a nearby gull beach, Medwick admitted he had returned his 1939 contract unsigned because the salary bid did not suit him. When asked what the club had of- him, the slugging outfielder COKERS WILL DEFEND LOOP WATER CROWN .Eered said: Fifth annual swimming meet of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League will be held tomorrow in Carnegie Tech pool in Pittsburgh with John E. Mixer of Butler as chairman of the circuit's water "I'm sorry but I never talk about i committee. salary to anybody but dub officials.! More than 1DO scholastic stars from St.' all sections oi the league will com- j pete. But I'm not worrying; let the Louis club worry about it." He is supposed to have received about 517,500 for the 1938 season. wood, Class B sectional leader, 29 to. 18. In the preliminary, Rockwood Jayvees won, 17-16. Connellsville, the ruling favorite, has not lost a single dual meet this year, numbering among -its victims Duquesne High -which the .Orange and Black had unseated as league titlist last year. Ice Boxes Stage Comeback. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.--Ice boxes are no longer giving ground to electric refrigerators, according to the Eastern State Ice Association, reporting a sales increase from 213,033 ice boxes in 1933 to nearly 600,000 last year. Tencr Seriously 111. John K. Tener of New York; formerly of Charleroi and one time president of the National Baseball League and a former grand Elks exalted ruler, is seriously ill in New York as the result of a collapse Monday. Galenlo Wins in Third. Grade Schools Catfc Sleet. Westmoreland county's greater busketbnll tournament for seventh, eighth and ninth grade school teams will open at the Ludwick gym, Greensburg, Monday, February 27. There will be games March 1 with the finals .Friday night, March 3. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24.--Pitt holds | its seventh annual university indoor j track and field championships at the | Indoor Track Saturday afternoon, ! with one of the largest groups o£ out- 1 standing performers ever entered I ready to take part. 1 Headed by Johnny \VoodruiT who j won't run because of an injury, the list of outstanding athletes is a long I one, including John Bazyk, who ! tossed the 10 pound shot over SO feet in the New York A. C. games; Frank Ohl, broad jumper and sprinter; Walter Sterner, two miler; Allan McKee, quarter and half miler; Maurice Jessup, freshman pole vaulter; A3 Boulanger, sophomore miler; Dave McDowell, high jumper, and Ted Konetsky, shot putter. Would Exclude Insurance. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.--A bill to exclude insurance benefits in computing war veterans pensions was introduced in Congress by Representative James E, VanZandt, Republican, of Altoona, Pa. (Baseball, typically American sport, sprang from the "grass roots," progressed steadiiy with the growth oi America until it stands supreme today--the .favorite pastime of millions. One hundred years unfold a fascinating story of. the national game. In this scries markir.g tt:e Centennial of Baseball, the highlights since 1839 have been depicted.) WAR STIMULATES BASEBALL Out of the Civil War period, the Tony Galento scored a technical United "States came to the realization knockout over Abe Feldman in the i that baseball indeed was its national third of their . scheduled IC-round j bout in Miami, Fla. Referee Dave Miller stopped the bout when Feldman went to his knees, helpless from a left to the body. East iind West. In the first East division, District 1 champions will play District 3. District 11 drew a bye. The second East division puts District -J against District 12. District 2 drew a bye. In the first West division, District S plays District 9 and District 10 drew a bye. In the second West division District 6 is matched against District 7. District 5 drew a bye. Preliminary regional games bring together winners of the inter-district divisional winners in botli the East and West play. The winners o£ these games will be proclaimed final eastern and western regional champions and will tangle for the slate title. The regulations barred from title competition in its own district any · 8 rowin S school "playing in a regularly-organ- i both j izcd league, the majority of whose i game. In 1860, the Excelsior Club .of Brooklyn sent its team out on a triumphant lour of the larger cities of New York state, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Their star pitcher, Jim Creighton, fooled many batters with the tticlty wrist throw he had' developed. __ Abe Lincoln -- Ball Player. In the Midwest, too, the game was and Abraham Lincoln's in- playing in a district in which the school members outside that located." District inter-district regional and state championships will also be conducted for Class B schools "wherever deemed advisable," the board of control of the P. I. A. A. ruled. Class A schools were defined ns all four-year high schools with a:i enrollment of 250 or more and all thre- year high schools with an enrollment of 150 or more. The October 1 en- championships and the teams in their rollment was adopted as a basis oi division thai drew byes. In the final, regional grimes, the winner of the preliminary regional classification. Admission prices to the title games were left to the district comiruUces. convention committee called at Springfield, III., to notify him of his nomination as President of the United States, Lincoln kept them waiting at his home until he'd taken his turn at bat on the commons. When Fort Sumter was fired on in 1861, Abner Doubloday, then a captain of artillery in the Union Army, sighted the first gun shot in its defense. Only '22 years before, he had invented baseball. The call to the colors sounded throughout the country. Baseball clubs were disbanded as their members signed up. But more than one player packed his baseball equipment and brought it to camp. Baseball events. Regimental teams challenged each other to games. And the northern soldiers brought the game to their southern brothers. Union prisoners often played ball with their Confederate guards, and these boys from Dixie found a common interest in the sport. With Cannon Hushed. During a lull in the siege of Vicksburg, Union and Confederate soldiers tossed a baseball back and forth across the lines. No less than 40,000 Union troops witnessed a big game played to celebrate Christmas in 1882, when a team -from Duryea's Zouaves of New York played a nine picked from other Union regiments. This contest was staged at Hilton Head, South Carolina. That same year, the folks at home saw the first baseball enclosure opened at the Union Grounds in Brooklyn. At the close of tile Civil War, in 1865, a baseball convention was called, 91 clubs beir.g represented as compared with the 16 that attended the first gathering in 1857. Baseball fever had spread enormously, and the South had thousands of adherents. 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