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I'AGE TJUN. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1933. Basketball THE SPORTING WORLD asketball DUNBAR CAGERS HERE THURSDAY NIGHT c: PORTO R I A L S ·^X By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports .Editor ^^ WAT'S GOING ON IN IIIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES District 6 basketball eliminations begin March 6 "with second round gcmes on March 9" and the finals art March 11.' 'The winner tackles the District 7 champion in the first round o£ the P. I. A. 'A. tournament ". .-. Conemaugh High captured the toga in the Conemaugh Valley La'gue and Beaverdale nabbed the Southern 'Cambria, County League crown . . . In tripping the Alumni, 53-18 Johnstown Catholic High established a new scoring record with 746 points, beating the total of 697 made in 1927 by the quintet that .entered, the National Catholic tourney in Chicago. This year's club has won 17 out of 18 while the 1927 quintet played 23 .games, winning 20 . . . Could it be possible that that Pittsburgh paper which spends so much time ' bally- hoding its thorough" coverage didn't even know the W.'P: I. A.'L. swimming meet was in Pittsburgh 'Saturday and that "the Cokers walked 'off with' first prize? . .'". Sharon High lifted its ban against female cheer leaders and performers. Patricia La- vfn looked "so cute" in her dance and baton drill in a ministrel show thai she was chosen ' for the "basketbalj " games . . ' . Coach Charley Hubarc of Apollo High'Kas an" open" football date-- November 4 V '.'-."P. I"'AV A basketball officials' examinations ··wiV be held Thursday "night" in Frick Rov,rwii Pittchiirph. Tests are ooen to BITE HERE AND THERE John Lawther, Perm State basketball coach, has agreed to teach and conduct a coaching . school . at the University of Texas this summer . . . Ben Brown, fast-rising Georgia middleweight, is one of 15 children. In his prep" days ' at Atlanta's Hoke Smith -High .School,.. Brown played quarterback in -football, center on the basketball team' and caught for the baseballers . . . Naval Academy rules require future admirals to have a -certain amount of athletic ability Before a midshipman is admitted to Annapolis, he must be able to do foul feet two in the high jump, run a quarter mile in 66 seconds and swim 160 yards in four minutes . . . Doctors believe that Larry Buhler, Minnesota fullback, injured in an automobile accident, will be all set nex fall and 'he has signed with the Greer Bay Packers '. . . So-called amateu ice hockey games at Huntingdon anc Charleston, W.'Va., are being invest! gated by the A. M. A., A'.'A. ' U.'Thcre are no registered hockey players ii those West Virginia towns and 'als( no sanctions have been taken out . .Entry blanks are available at th A. A. U. office in Pittsburgh for th junior and senior "girls A." M. A basketball championships which wil be held at the First U. P. Communi tv House, North' Side, Pittsburgh, o March 6, 7,' 10 and 11 .'. . I n thei 'first "16 'games,' Duq'uesne basketball WEST NEWTON CAGERS TAKE SERIES GAME Redstone Is Beaten in Class B League Tilt By 32-25 Score. HORNETS PLAY THURSDAY NIGHT West Newton, Section 15 champion, defeated Redstone, Sec'.ion 17 titlisl, 32 to 25 in a Class B, W. P. I. A. L. elimination game played Monday night at Donora. Breaking a 7-7 tie at the end of the first quarter the Newts moved into a 20 to 14 lead at half time. Redstone came back to outscore their opponents in the third quarter but when they faltered in the final canto West Newton swept on to victory. . It was a closely fought game most of the way with the score being tied on no fewer than four occasions. The Hornets will play New Wilmington Thursday at the Stadium. The line-ups: West Newton G. Lindauer, f ..- ...... ----------- 5 Abbott, f ...... ------------------- 2 Hula, c .............. _ ____________ 2 Scholl, g ____________ -_ 2 , . anyone whose application is approved by Executive Secretary Edmund-J. Wicht of the P. I. A. A. We-think they are becoming too'easy to get and there a double checking system so that the - weeds · are eliminated ... Catholic High of Johns- lown will defend its State Catholic scholastic- basketball championship at WiUiamsport.March 17 ·and-18-;-. . "Zipping across the knockout punch with nine straight.points in the first four minutes of the fourth-quarter to send Greensburg reeling against the ropes, Johnstown High had its hand raised in a 23-19 triumph" penned a Johnstown scribe .after the Flood City won the playoff game and the Section 9 title. average of 433.3 per game Dislrict 5 Cage Champion Will Be Chosen March 11 The game to decide the basketball championship quintet of District 5, P. I. A. A., will be staged Saturday night, March 11, the place to be announced, representatives of interested schools voted. The tournament in the district will begin March 7 with the start of the Somerset county eliminations. This play closes March 9. Somerset, Boswell, Meyersdale 'and Rockwood appear to be the contenders in this competition. Everett and Saxton- Liberty are tied in the Tussey Mountain League, the Bedford section of the district. Re- F. Pts. Marsh, g member Oi' Fainting Phil Scott who 3iit-on his weird exhibition with Jack Sharkey at Miami? He runs a jeauty and health parlor and tries to pick up a few quid on the side par- .icipating in those boxers vs. wrcst- er things; Last time he went to jthc 3ost the wrestler pinned.him in two minutes and something. Same old ?hii . . . .'Tis reported.Big Joe Sty- dahar rejected a line coaching job at West Virginia U. and will be back with the Chicago Bears next. fall. Joe ;ot a pay hike ... Baseball's golden era must have been in 1887 when bases on balls counted as base hits and a man got four strikes instead of three. Just imagine what a fat batting average Babe Ruth would've had in view of his record number of intentional passes . . . A move is afoot to have two baseball teams of movie stars put on a diamond classic at the New York World's Fair. With tickets selling from ?1 to $25, it is believed such a game would draw $300,000 at Yankee Stadium. Of this 530,000 would be for expenses .of transportating the flicker heroes with 15 per cent going to New York Theatre Authority and a similar cut to Los Angeles Theatre Authority. Last year such a game attracted 33,000 fans and netted 533,000 . . . Gordon Richards, England's champion jockey, has never ridden a winner in the derby.and British turf devotees say he never will because he can't negotiate Tattenham Corner, that last turn heading into the gruelling uphill stretch to the finish line. Richards likes to ride wide and stay- out of trouble and Tattenham Corner .is his nemesis. Totals ._.,, 12 Redstone G. DiLuzio, f 3 Varnalc. f _ 5 Shea, c.._ _ 0 Vlarucci, g 1 Haley, g . .. 0 McClaln, g _ . _ _ 1 Totals 10 Scoring by quarters: West Newton . ..7 13 Redstone .. ..7 7 Referee--Walsh. Umpire--Bolsfcr. 8 32 F. Pis. Rostraver High Loses. Although Cowan scoreci 21 points . on" 10 field goals, foul, .Ros=. ..J5Jes__atJJniontqivn.._ ' Township dropped a 43-41 decision to. Monongahela .in_tbe_last quarter of: play.- : . L I .-.: : _' South Huntingdon.Wins. South Huntingdon Township High LATROBE, Feb. 28.--Miss Eva K .Macheskey, 16 f of Forbes-Road, died Sunday-night.'ih XJriionfown Hospital where" she-ha"d"unaergorie an emergency operation for appendicitis. The" girl'was visiting an auntj'Mrs. Fran- 7--32 5--25 Varsity toppled the Alumni, 35"tO"18." "ces""Wadey, when she was stricken. (Baseball, typically American sport, iprang from the "grass roots," progressed steadily.with the growth of America until it stands supreme today--the " favorite pastime of millions. · One hundred years unfold a fascinating story of the national game. " In this series marking the Centennial oi Baseball, the highlights since 1839 have been depleted.) CINCINNATI'S RED STOCKINGS As baseball tours became more frequent events, players on amateur clubs received their expenses for time lost from' business. Because of .the public interest, gate receipts soared when these star teams ' appeared. more attention .was. paid to equipment and uniforms, . And practically every boy .wanted to be a ball player. It wasn't at all surprising' that 'a professional ' baseball club: would come along. In 1869, the; Cincinnati Red Stockings which had .been in existence ten years as an 'amateur club, decided to come out openly as R professional outfit. They cast aside pseudo-amateurism and with the backing of A. B. -Champion, prominent lawyer of Cincinnati, and club president, signed up ten players. First Salaries! Harry Wright, centerflelder, .became playing manager, and was' signed for S1.200. George Wright, great shortstop, was star of the team, ind.drew $1,400 for the season. Asa . Brainard, the pitcher got Waterman, third baseman, $1,100; $1,000; 3ould, first baseman, Sweasy, second, £nl McVey, right fielder, Leonard, left fielder, and Allison, the catcher, jach ?800. Hurly, utility fielder, re- Stockings were booked tor an eastern tour, playing in 'New Vorh, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Washington, Baltimore and other cities. The trip WHS n great success, both !rom a sports ancl financial viewpoint, reived $600. The Eed and on their return'they played the best teams in the midwest. This was followed by a tour to the Pacific Coast. In their first season, Cincinnati won 56 "games, tied' one .and emerged without a' defeat.' George Wright starred at bat, hitting .518, scoring 339. .runs and mo'st.remark- able:of all driving 59 home runs, the Babo. Huth of his day!" .Cincinnati's .move .swung public sentiment toward .the . professional game. . .When the Red .Stockings .disbanded in 1870, most of their players w.ent over to. the Boston club. A dozen other professional clubs were organized, and .in 1871 the National Association of Professional Baseball Players was .organized and a championship schedule instituted. The Athletics .of Philadelphia, topped the list that.first year. New Champions. However, in 1872, the-Boston club established its definite superiority and .captured four association championships in n row. This clutch on the title wasn't broken until 1876, when William A. Hulfaert, Chicago business .man who became - head of the club in.that city, raided-the -Boston'club. He induced four of their stars, Al Spalding, pitcher, CalMcVey, Ross Barnes and Harry White, to siijn with Johnny Mize Modern Hero, Best Slugger By HENRY SUPER United Press Start Correspondent. NEW YORK, Feb. 28.--A modern Horatio Algcr hero was unveiled in the person o£ Johnny Mize, St. Louis Cardinal first-baseman, with the release of official National League miscellaneous averages for 1938. Like the dime-novel boys who always won out the hard way, Mize climaxed a despairing four-year battle against adversity by leading the league in slugging this season. He slugged at a .61,0 clip, or 31 points better than that of little Mel Ott of the Giants who finished second in the total base column. Behind Mize's mark is tiic story of a man who didn't know the meaning of defeat, A product of Demorest, Ga., Mize came up to the majors in 1935 after several years of school- Ing'at Rochester in the International League. . He was sold, on a conditional basis, by the Cardinals for a reported sum of $55,000 to the Cincinnati Reds. Mize was a sensation that year in .spring training but suddenly, when things were brighest, he agitated a groin injury. The Reds tabbed him a physical failure and returned him to St. Louis, 'and he was sent back to Rochester. The following winter, Dr.. Robert Hyland, Cardinal physician, operatec and Johnny started a comeback. In 1936, he reported to the Cardinal training camp full of hope but he ran into 1 Mr. Trouble Himself--James "the Ripper" Collins. Collins was the Cardinals regular first-baseman, ar able fielder and one o£ the greates clutch hitters in the league. There was slight chance that Mize could replace such a ball player. He waited and hoped. Suddenly, for some unknowr reason, Frankie Frisch, then manager of the Cards, benched Collins, even though he was hitting at a .300 clip Mize was tok". to go out there and play first-base--and how he did. He hit .319 in 126 games and follower through with .364 for 1937. . This year, after finishing only fivi points behind Ernie Lombard! of tin Cincinnati Reds, who led the leagui with .337, Mize copped the crown o top-slugger. "Firsts" in other departments were Runs batted in--Joe Mcdwick, Cards 122; bases on balls--Dolph CamilH Brooklyn, 119; strikeouts--Vince Di Maggio, Bees, 134 (new record); hi by pitcher--Tval Goodman, Cinein^ nati, 15; hit into double plays--Ernii Lombard!, Reds, 30. The league's ten leading sluggers: Player G. AB. TB. Pet Mize, St. Louis 148 531 326 Chicago. The Midwest took heart, interest soared, and Chicago stormed into the. championship that year. . The professional to stay! ONE M JoMMMV FISCHER COKERS WILL CLOSE LOCAL FLOOR SLATE Revenge for Setback at _eisenring to Be Sought By Doldemen. COUNTY TOURNEY REMAINS ON CARD Seems Only Natural to Have Some Kind of War So I.C.H.S. Athletic Council Gets Busy .150 .. 146 Ott, .New York . Medwick, St. L. Goodman, Cin ..... 145 Lombard!, Cin. ... 120 .Rizzo, Pittsburgh 143 Camilli, Dodgers 146 Berger, Cin ...... Koy, Brooklyn Phelps, Dodgers 115 142 6(i 527 590 568 489 555 509 439 521 208 307 316 303 256 285 247 210 244 95 .61 .58 .53 .53 .52 .51 .48 .47 .46 .45 Junior Game ToniRht. Monessen and Charleroi Junio High schools will clash tonight a Moncssen ID name llif; w i n n i n g fiv game had comejni' Sei-linn 1 of lh'^ J u n i o r I A. I,. PAT HASSON, JOHN BRADY CT A D Q out fighting going on over something O I r\l\.O or other, the present day world By S. M. DEHUFF Seems anymore as if we've just got to have a war, revolution, uprising or purge of some sort Being on some plnce or things don't seem natural. By this is meant that with- Lead Scorers in WPA Leagues During First Half of Schedule. 'ARAMOUNTS ARE PRESSED doesn't seem natural. And for a spell, things looked mighty dull. Heavyweights who can last longer than n round against Joe Louis simply can't be found. The Japs are nbouL tuckered out from chasing General Chiang Kai-Shek rom one part of China to another. There's nothing left in Spain to nombnrd or machine-gun. Hitler and Mussolini have started to pull their irst half of the junior mid younfi men's divisions of the City WPA Recreation Center Basketball League ·evealed some scoring stars. "Pat" Hasson ot Pleasant Level 3niry led young men's group with 109. "Jackie" Kline of the Para- mounts finished second with 74 and Bob Laughrey of Dawson was third with 67. John Brady of the Comets finished irst in the junior group with 59, Sammy Rowe of Oglevees was a close second with 54 and Al Bieshada of "Y" Streamliners third with 50. · Following are the figures for those who scored 25 or more points dur- ng the first half, as compiled by Walter Miskinis, director ot league: YOUNG MEN'S LEAGUE G. F. rlasson, Pleasant Level 46 17 Kline, Paramounts 31 12 ,aughrey, Dawson 29 9 3rown, Paramounts 28 -7 Marcondi, St. Rita 20 6 Conway, Paramounts 19 4 Seeman, Greenwood 17 7 Noschese, Dawson 17 6 Hooper, Greenwood 16 7 Cominsky, Leisenring 18 3 Srnidtke, P. L 15 3 J. Sepesi, Leisenring 15 0 Sansone, P. L. 11 4 YOUNG MEN'S DIVISION Team Record. .G. F. Paramounts 103 29-56 Pleasant Level _ 100 33-72 Dawson 84 26-67 Greenwood 65 26-79 Leisenring 70 13-49 St. Rita 55 16-52 JUNIOR LEAGUE G. F. Pis. Brady, Comets 28 . 3 59 S. Rowe, Oglevees 26 2 54 Bieshada, Streamliners ..23' 4 Man-, Willow Inn ...23 3 C. Rowe, Oglevees :..1..22 2 Hartman, Comets _.J ...21 3 Swallop, St. Rita 19 5 Goodwin, North End --19 4 Wolfe, Willow Inn --17 8 Trump, Streamliners 14 1 Mosely, North End 12 4 Laugherty. Willow Inn ...11 6 Connell, Comets 13 1 Alt, Comets 10 6 Team Records. G. F. Comets _ 88 14-44 Willow Inn . 79 23-65 Oglevees 74 ' 6-22 North End 64 21-46 Streamliners 53 14-58 St. Rita 48 10-37 the Pts. 109 74 67 63 - 46 42 41 40 39 39 33 30 26 Pts. 235 ·233 194. 156 153 126 His Record Spoiled lunches, and to make matters worse, Mr. Roosevelt's passion for purges las practically petered out. With things in this condition there wasn't a prospect of relief on the horizon until just the other day when the Immaculate Conception Athletic !ouncil blazed forth with a blaring broadcast that fighting, in the form of a boxing show, would start hereabouts on the evening of March 6 at the West Side Slovak Hall. And just to prove that it was no idle rumor, Dr. J. V. O'Donovan, chief of staff of the council's military operations, has made it known publicly that he intends to attack on no less than seven different and distinct fronts promptly at 8:30 o'clock on the evening of the above date. For weeks now, the council's "c. of s." and his lieutenants, Francis Brady, James Connell, George Freidel, J. R. Porter and William Carter, have been studying plans and blueprints and are of the opinion that now is the right time to launch an offensive and if what they have in mind comes to pass local fight fans are in for a bully evening of belting and boxing. Everything has been approved, of course, by the proper authorities and commissions and only boys who know how to please will fmd a spot on the bill. A .tentative line-up, I'm toid, includes local lads like Vince Browning, Johnny Alt, Roy Ruflo, Ralph Meeks and Miles Neth, all noted for their belting ability, and who will be abetted by punch traders such Paul Jones, .Walter "Roebuck and Vern Kuker, from Perrycoulter and Vestaburg Athletic Clubs, as well as a pair of 147-poiinders from Everson and Swedetown named Steve Lilliack and George" Richardson. Then too there are- excellent -prospects of one or two Diamond Belt aspirants from Hie Pittsburgh district making thei: local debut to assist the I. C.'s in 50 | turning in a swell show Pts. 190 181 154 150 120 106 Vanderbil! Girls Will Play Tonight The Vanderbilt Hi-Y Girts will W. P. I. j play Stiir .1 unction at 8 o'clock tonight at the Vanderbilt Y. M. C. A. Jimmy- Pujia, in his characteristic able manner, will officiate in all the seven bouts and P. W. (Pug) Cafferty will contribute color to the announcing. So remember the date, for i looks as if we're to have one of those slugfest-ivals for which Slovak Hall was famous in times past. Basketball Results W. P. I. A. L. Play-Offs. McDonald 27, Cecil 26. MeKees Hocks 46, Mt. Lebanon 35 W. P. I. A. L. Eliminations. 'West Ncxvton 32, Redstone 25. Other Scores. N. Belle Vernor. 42, East Bethle hem 28. Ohio State 42. Michingan 28. Waynesburg 74, Fairmont 62. Illinois 49, Chicago 26. Purdue 45, Indiana 34. Iowa 41, Northwestern 2G. lowu State 41. Nebraska ^8. Wisconsin 35, Minnesota 25. \V. V,i. Wcslcyon 60, Bothsny 47. Bnby Arizmendi's right eye was BO badly cut by Lou Ambers that their New York bout was stopped alter the 10th round; only kayo to mar Ajizmendi's record. Here, the Mexi- :an's eye is under scrutiny that ihowed the optic was in danger'of serious damass if battle continued Pitt Rumpus With Amateur Athletic Union Is Settle By United Press, NEW YORK, Feb. 28.--Universi of Pittsburgh's squabble with th .ocal A. A. TJ. governing body a] parently had been settled amicab." :oday. William Haddock, president of tl Allegheny Mountain Davision of tl A. A. U., agreed to withdraw all o" jectiohs to the National body's actio n going over his .head to permit Pi athletes to compete _ in the recen Millrose games . herer A.. A. U. Pesident Samuel Hoyt a Thursday night has been fixed as e date of the return basketball ame between Connellsville and 'unbar Township High quintets at le local court, Head Coach William . Dolde announced today. The fray will ring down the cur- ain on the current season for the wo schools who, however, will take art in the undergraduate tourna- nent at South Union next month. Dunbar won over the Orange and lack at the township floor and the ocals will be out for "blood" as the Leisenring team hasn't won a court cries from the local boys in quite a ev/ years. Indications are that it vill -be a hectic battle. There will be a preliminary start- ng at 7 o'clock and the main go is 'Uled for 8:15 o'clock. CITY RECREATION CENTER NOTES By WALTER MISKINIS.. Play. in both divisions .of the City Recreation Center Basketball League vill be suspended until.March 18 be- ause preparations are .being made at he Armory", ior Federal inspection. \fternoon recreation sessions, scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and fridays will also be closed until af- March 13. Connellsville Recreation Center 'ing-Pong Club will take on another Dutstanding opponent this evening vhen it travels to Greensburg to meet the Y. M. C. A. Joe Ray, manager of the local netmen, will have is best talent on hand. Donora subdued the locals in their first match if the season. Monarch dramatic group will spon- or a play this evening at the Community Center there. The group is one of the most popular clubs at the Community Center and is capably directed by Richard Foote of the lecreatibn Center staff. Recreation Center Horseshoe. Club divided in four matches with Everson, the locals winning 50-8 and 5031. Everson 50-22, 50-41. Tossing !or the locals were Ference, Gallagher, Corvin and Fisella and for the visitors were Lind, Rosensteal, Eour- ett and Fazenbakcr. Latest results in the City Horseshoe League found East Park and North End breaking even in four matches. Pitching' for North End were Barnhart, Evans, Peterson, Keno 1 and Fisella.while for East Park were Minor, - G. Nelson, Howard and S. Nelson. Joe Mullen, former top notch pugilist and a member of the center staff, is giving.boxing instructions at the Y. M. C. A. !each day except Tuesday. He now has a group of 12 promising "mit tossers" under his guidance, ranging in weights from 126 to 185 pounds. Sokols .Floor Tournament. Slovak Catholic Sokols' Mid- Western championship -basketball games will be played at Monessen Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4. vised the Pittsburgh A. A. A. and Haddock to get together and iron out their differences. Hoyt offered to go to Pittsburgh as an arbitrator if necessary. Haddock had refused Johnny Woodruff and other Pitt athletes travel permits to come to New York for the Millrose meet, and the National body granted them permission to attend. He's the "Best in Show" King of Dogdom Fen-j/ von Rauhfelsen, magnificent Doberraan pinscher, owned by Mrs. .. M. Hartley Dodge, of Madison, N. J., swells his chest with canine pride after being judged the best dog at the Westminster Kennel Club's show in New York. McClure.Halley, handler, is -with the champion.

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