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VAGE EIGHT. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVIL.LE, PA. SATIWDAV, PEJBKL'ARY 26, IMS. Basketball Sportorials By JOHN H. WJIOKIC Sports Editor WHO MADE WHAT SLIP? Fats Kennedy of Uniontown, "branded" by President William C. Evans of the W. P. I. A. L. as the "most biased" critic of the league, printed in a "box," used with his story covering the decisions' committee action in putting six schools on probation for violating rules, under the heading "Did They Slip?", the following: "W. C. Evans and his W. P. I. A. L,. decisions committee yesterday afternoon in making known their rulings on the Fayette county 'cases' overlooked one bet in their own rule book. They ruled Uniontown and North Uruon on probation until March 1, 1339," for rule infractions during the football season, whereas Article 7, Section 15 of the code says: ·"The penalty for violation of these rules may be the suspension of the offending school from the league for one year beginning with the series in which the violation occurs.'" Even the headlines in that paper shouted the word ".suspended" and then Kennedy used the same expression in his story. Kennedy sat at the same table as other writers and the schoolmen interested when Secretory J. Foster Gehrett, who announced the .committee's findings, specifically pointed out that the schools were r,ot "suspended". but were merely put "on probation." Had they been "suspended," _thc schools would not have been permitted to play W. P. I. A. L. members in any activity for one year whereas they may do so provided they maintain clean eligibility records although they will not be permitted to vie for. championship honors. .The schools were guilty of violating the eligibility rules and the committee was forced to inflict some punishment on them. It felt, however, that to kick them out of the league (a penalty _that would not have been too severe for the offenders) might cause harm to the athletic programs in the various schools. Then if was decided to place them/on a probation. Had the schools been "suspended," the rule is specific that the penally would be for one year from the time the violation was committed. Bui the P. I. A. A. constitution gives the district committee authority to -niti- gatc punishment. Under this, the committee was wholly within its rights. In its editorial columns, the same gazette, re veals that it is not with the W. P. I. A, L. or else had been incorrectly informed by its sports department. The editorial follows: "It long has been contended that WPIAL rules have been open to conflicting interpretations. There is said to be variance between WPIAL and the State association regulations "The point is that the situation which resulted in the unpleasant cic- cision yesterday never should have arisen. For that WPIAL and WPIAL alone is to blame. "Eligibility-irsts should be submitted, approved-and certified, through WPIAL before an athletic season opens, not after it closes. , "A contention that such is not provided either by the WPIAL governing rules or* constitution, does- no hold water. Such a policy shoulc be provided. "Proper certification of eligibility lists before a season opens would cm all disputes and controversies of this type before the teams engage in competition. That is as it should be." If the writer had only asked he could have learned that the W. P. I A. L. decisions, committee meets be fore the opening of the various seasons. Schools that want to havi clean eligibility records appear be fore it and ask for rulings on case that appear to be doubtful. This ha been practiced since the league ha been organized or a total of 32 years Uniontown or any of the othc schools involved should have dom the same thing other schools do- ask the committee for a ruling be fore playing a boy if in doubt as tc his status. The schools that ask for an in lerpretation before using a playe are told "on the basis of the fact rresentcd-to us at this time this boy is" eligible or ineligible. This make it compulsory for the school to giv the correct information. While we agree with the writer that "the unpleasant situation . . . never should have arisen," we sec him grossly in error in placing thi blame. The league Is a voluntary organization and schools are not cnrollcc until they apply for membership When they do they agree to subscribe to the league's rules and regu lations. If these rules conflict with their conception of fair play and sportsmanship, the way is clear fo: them to drop out of it. Dunbar Township Loses to Dormont| Ca P acit y CrowdMa y Be -- *r- . . . . ,-----H r : ] ~r--! At State Armory to See NABILITYTO R ay We/s/i Produces Fourth Floor r, no r i . ·* A .--- - - - - - - - / . . . , . . orrong Uubs in Action Championship Club at bay re High -- 1 ' ' ~* "' · ' T Westinghouse H o l d s Edge With Victory in Tourney Opener. Henry Armstrong Wins. Henry Armstrong car.ght up with Young Rightmire of Sioux City the third round to score a technics knockout win In Chicago, the 33rd time in his last 34 fights in which his opponents failed to go to distance. G E T S L E E P E R SHOTS COSTLY Temple Tops Hoycs. Temple spilled Georgetown, 51 to 34, to avenge the only setback received in the Eastei-n Conference by the champions. ed and Black Makes Best Showing in Four Meet Games. BILL HUSBAND LOSERS' STAR Dunbar Township High was elim- natcd in the first round of the Western Pennsylvania Intcrscholastic Athletic League's basketball tournament as it lost a 40 to 34 decision to Dormont at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh Friday night before 2,600 fins. The champions of Section 10 put up a great scrap and actually surprised the crowd that had expected .he pennant winners in Section S to have things their own way. but Leis- cnrms showed a stride lit times that ndicatcd it was *'ic master of the situation as it worked the bill down :hc floor only to have what looked like easy shots blowcd. It was the Red and Black's fourth ;amc in W. P. I. A. L. competition 3Ut was by far the most impressive showing. Previously the Bruce M. Shearer-coached quintets have lost :o -Bellcvuc, Moncssen and Scott High of North Braddock. The performance gave 300 Dunbnr fans plenty to talk about. The Dormont-Dunbar fray inaugurated the 1938 schoolboy competition In Class A and It was followed by another great battle in which Donora of Section 4 took the measure of Washington, Section 2 gonfalon winner, by a 36 to 31 count. Bill Husband of Dunbar. sank two fouls to put Lesenring into the lead but Wctmore tied it up with a "sleeper" field goal and Milan! srnt Dormont ahead with a two-pointer. Husband dropped an easy one as D. T. worked the ball down the floor. Wetmore shot one out of two foul tries after which Hcrchko dropped a beauty from the side to put Dunbar in the lead, 6-5. Liken got the range with a double-decker but Herchko came back with another nnd Pavlosky banged one from bcncaih the hoop. Dormont then collected five fouls, Wctmore sinking two, Liken one out of two and Mackey and McFodden one each as the ciuartsr ended with the Pittsburghcrs ahead, 1210. Liken started the scoring in the second frame with an oasy one from near the basket and then Pavlopky laid one through. Yourich was charged with his third foul when he fell and Mackey toppled over him, Hcrtznell replacing the Dunbar lor word. Mackey missed his free .-hot. Liken got away-from his man to shoot an easy-one and Pavlosky niaac it up with a_two-pointer. Husband failed on a free one but followed it up with a double-decker. Mackey got thej-.ingc and then missed a foul but Liken came through on a sleeper. Herchko dropped one fiom mid- floor and then Wetmore counted from a difficult angle. Liken and Herchko missed fouls before the half ended. Milanl missed a foul as the third quarter started and Pavloskey tiec the score with a one-handed shol from an angle. Liken sank one out of two from the free line nnd then countered a two-pointer. Hasson lo catcd the net from the left side of the court and Wetmore outmaneuvcrcd the Red and Black ,to get a field goal Husband got a double-decker me then Liken to make the score read 29-26. As the final period started, Pavlosky missed a Ircc toss. Wetmore got an easy one from under the basket and Pavlosky heaved another one-handed goal. After Mackey missed a free one, McFaddcn countered with a two-pointer from near the net, Yourich and Hasson scoicd from the foul area. Rosenste?! ic- placcd Husband on foals and Wetmore tallied and followed with a field goal from the .side. Yourich shot a long one and McFaddcn pulled ahead with another easy one as Dunbar failed to keep up with the last dribblers. Hasson got a pass ncai the left of the hoop and converted but Liken pulled his team out with a mid-court crack. Wctmore was unable to score on a foul try. Hasson go 1 two from the free line and missed. Featuring Dunbar's play was Bill Husband who did a fine piece of ball handling and floor maneuvering while Pavlosky showed a deadly eye It was one of the finest performances Husband had turned in al season. Martin Hasson and Walter Yourich were the two starters who closet their basketball careers while Herchko, Pavlosky and Husband ore juniors and will be back next year Hertznoll, who was used as a sub, is a sophmoie while Rosensteel anc Szepesi, reserves who got to play arc seniors. Others on the squad arc Benko, a senior: Romanko, a sophomore, and Kontra, a junior. Indications are that Dunbar will make a great bid to return to the league eliminations again next winter. Lciscnring will play K s-cnos with Conncllsvillc before closing its bai- Ray Welsh, son of Assemblyman and Mrs. Matthew J. Welsh of South Arch street and one of the outstand- ng basketball players ever to rcprc- ;ent Connellsville High School, con- inucs to add to his laurels as a ooaeh at Sayrc High School where his dribblers have come through vith tho championship of the Sus- quchanna Valley Interscholastic Athletic Association for the fourth imo in five seasons. A graduate of Connellsville High nd then Wayncsburg College where he continued his sensational playing as a guard on the floor club to become recognized as one of the outstanding in Eastern United States, Welsh started his coaching career at North Union Township High School where he had wonderful results. The Elmira (N. Y.) Star Gazette its Sunday, February 13, edition reviewed Welsh's athletic achievements as follows: "Sayre High School's basketball team clinched another SVIAA championship Friday night with a victory over Athens High (39-23.) Although the Red and Blue still has one league game to play, against Troy, its nearest rivals cannot catch up with them, having lost two games (Sayrc won it, however.) "To Coach Ray Welsh goes the lion's share of credit. In the five years that he has been at Snyre, Welsh has produced four championship teams in the SVIAA while liis junior varsity teams have been cham- Dions three times and runner-up once. This year there is no junior varsity hut the 'B' varsity has a record to date of seven victories and one defeat. "Prospects for Sayre's continued prominence on the court appear bright for the next two years at least. Sixteen members of this year's varsity squud are sophomores and will have two more years to play. 'Coach Welsh explains that one reason that his sophomores were champions this year is because "he lias coached them on proper basketball tactics since they wore in sixth grade. Through the intramural program which he established when coming to Sayre in 1934, youngsters have an opportunity to learn the rudiments of the game several years before they become eligible for varsity competition. "By the time they enter high school, these same youngsters have gained sufficient experience to step right into the vacancies" on the varsity left by graduation. "In Mr. Welsh's first year at Sayre, 1934, the Red and Blue copped the SVIAA championship and had a season record of 18 victories and two defeats. Welsh-coached teams have won chamoionships at Sayrc in 1934, 35, 37 and 38. His 1930 team finished in third place. "During that time the v.nsity teams have won 73 games and lost 20. Their record by years is: 1934, won 18, lost two; 1835, won 12, lost six; 1936, won 12, lost six; 1937, won 18, lost five; 1938, won 14. lost one (four games still remaining on this season's schedule.) . (Since then Sayre has won two of these.) "A graduate ot Waynesburg College, Mr. Welsh proved himself an outstanding basketball coach at North Union High, Uniontown, Pa., where he began his career in 1929 by turning out a team that won the championship of its section in the WPIAL Tutor of Champions RAY WELSH Former Coker High and Wayncsburg College basketball star who takes championship basketball teams as a matter fact, turning out his fourth in five years at Snyrc High School. In five years nt North Union he coached three championship teams and had two teams as runncrs-up, compiling a record of 82 victories and 24 defeats, "Piloting seven teams to championships m 10 years of coaching is a record any coach might well envy. Even more impressive is the record of his junior varsity teams, at Sayrc, which during four years won 47 games and lost only thi cc. 'He is a haid worker and deserves all the success that has been his." Sayre's lost but one game this season, that to Elmira Heights at that place by a score of 18 to 17. This was not in league competition, being the third on the year's calendar. Victims weic Dushorc, 56-14; South Wilhamsport, 30-16; Wyalusmg. 4215: Orwell, 02-21; Rome, 42-10; Alumni, 46-42: Athens, 39-10; Binghamton, N. Y., 26-9; Towanda, 3310; Troy, 29-11; Towanda, 23-21; Cook Academy, 38-36; Waverly, 3933, and Athens, 39-23. Since then Elmira Heights nnd Tioy hove been beaten and games with Binghamton North High and Waverly remain on the calendar. Sayre qualifies for the eliminations in District 4, P. I. A. A Besides his great basketball record, Welsh has been having line success in track and field, boasting one of the fastest runners in the State in Captain John Terpok who covered the 100-yard dash in 9.G seconds, a record that was approved by Irving Hazaid of Athens, official timer at the District 4 ttack and field meet last May. Sayre was undefeated in its track and field competition in 1937 and m addition It captured the S. V. I. A. A. meet at Troy, and then followed it up uith first honors m the Distiict 4 tournament of the P. I. A. A. at Troy nnd made a great showing in the State meet at State College. There are 12 counties in District 4. Welsh is regarded as one of the greatest physical education instructors in Pennsylvania and his program at Sayre High School has brought much attention from all parts of the State. Westinghouse Turns on Heat To Upset Pitt Westinghouse basketball quintet chalked up another win Friday night at the Armory, trimming Pitt All Stars, 35 to 24. The score was close through the first three quarters but the local combinnton put on'a bu;st in the final period and quickly widened the gap. Before the game started the members of the visiting team, stars of the Pitt football eleven last season, were introduced. Only five players made the trip but al' were boy: who lose to national prominence on the gridiron. Johnny Micheloson .ind Bill Miller led the individual scorers with 10 points apiece. Except lor the first period when the collegians led by a three point margin, the Westinghousc passers were always out in front. Tonight the icemen travel to California State Teachers' College and all members of the team are asked to be at the Y. M. C. A. at 5:30 o'clock to make the trip. The gome Is scheduled to stait at 7 P. M. The line-ups: Warming Up M'ostuiRhou'ic Cnrtwright, f Zimmerman, f F. Miller, c . . Jones, g Ruff, g W. Miller, f .- Totals Pitt All Stan Micheloson, Urban, f Adams, c Hen.sley, g Patrick, g f .. F. 3 . 0 2 4 1 15 G. ·1 3 . 3 1 0 F. 2 0 0 1 2 0 5 F. 2 0 0 0 0 ris. 8 0 4 10 35 Pts. 10 F. Pis. F. rts. ketball campaign, probably tapkling the Cokers next Friday and the following Tuesday. The Jine-ups: Dormont Liken, f Mackey, f Metmore, c . McFaddcn, g .. Milani, g Totals -- -16 8 40 Non-scoring substitutes--Pope, Alcorn, Moorman, Lanning and Leonard. Dunbar Hcrchko, f Pavlosky, f Hasson, c . Yourich, g Husband, g Totals . Non-scoring substitutes--Hcrtznell, Rosensteel and Szepesi. Missed fouls--Liken 3, Mackey 3, Wctmore 1, Milan! 1, Hcrchko 1, Pavlosky 1, Hasson 2, Husband 1. Scoring by quarters: Dormont . 12 10 7 11--40 Dunbar . 10 10 6 8--34 Referee--Rhodes. Umpire--Ditty. Held for Chicken Stealing. GREENSBURG, Feb. 20.-- County . detectives reported the arrest of Jack Forsythe, 24, of Rostraver township, and Frank (Bunny) Corbish on charges of breaking, entering and larceny in connection with the theft of chickens from Rostiavcr district. farmers m the St. Vincent Loses. St. Vincent lost a 41-39 decision to West Virginia Weslcyon. Gaels, Dukes Take Bowling Matches Bowling on the West Penn alleys, the Gaels won the odd game from the Rams and the Dukes took two out of three from the Ramblers in the Knights of Columbus Duckpin League. The scores: GAELS Doerfler 148 114 159 R. Cuneo .108 J 90 77 DcOre I 109 Gandolfi 99 V. Cunco 146 McClcary .. Totals 103 152 109 90 122 118 421 375 109 202 420 227 566 1844 Collarosso Bell _ . F. Pllla Moravek Spishak -- Totals 604 560 603 1767 Flanigan Donovan . J. Soisson Dummy ,, Lowney . Totals DUKES 105 106 94 110 . !41 186 . .. 81 109 104 147 109 106 305 110 474 299 210 437 505 456 13DB Tulley Quinn . Hasson . Prestia . Freda Totals RAMBLERS 81 110 120 109 98 112 114 _ _ 119 110 135 117 109 30' 304 98 343 228 45S 471 1310 Non-scoring substitutes--Westing- housc. need, II:irt and King. Scoring by quarters: WcstinRhousc . 5 9 Pitt All Stars 8 2 Referee--Logan. Umpire--Fisher. 6 15--35 5 9--24 Perry Sportsmen Organize Local; To Meet Tomorrow There will be n meeting of Pcrry- opolis Local, Fayette County Fish Game Protective Association, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Pcrry- oixlis Sokols Home. The branch was recently organized by pel sons of the township interested in protection and preservation of wild life in that community. County Game Protector Theodore T. Schnefer and President Leroy W. Secoy, Secretary E. R. O'Neil and Treasurer C. E. Hcss of the county organization explained the aims and activities of the sportsman's unit. Andrew Rabatin of Perryopolis was named chairman, Jacob Stolari of Star Junction vice-chairman, Norman Henning of Peiryopolis secretary and Dwight Rnlcy of Lnyton treasurer. These are temporary officials. All persons interested in formation of the organization are invited to attend. Blues and Greens Triumph at Ducks Bowling on the West Pcnn alleys Wednesday night, the Blues won three straight from the Yellows and the Greens took two out of three from the Reds in the Girls Rainbow Duckpm League. The scores: . YELLOW Rude . ,, 104 153 120 376 Bcrkcy _ 110 92 123 325 Chclmey . . G! 9D 125 288 Bcibcr 92 60 61 219 Pigman .. 104 100 118 322 Totals N. Phillips Cage _ King . Scaion Dixon _ _ Francis Totals 563 BLUE - 136 .. 115 _ 84 _ 42 .._ 122 . _ 108 60G 024 1793 181 89 84 63 335 114 112 155 93 98 102 119 429 359 203 203 359 341 Alice Marble Awaiting tournament play in the U. S. and in Britain, Alice Marble, America's top-ranking woman tennis star, is pictured in action during practice in Beverly Hills, Cal. Paramoants Spill Dunbar Paramount Juniors realized their hopes of revenge when they took the measure of the Marchelletta's Clover Farm of Dunbar 33-28, in the preliminary to the Wcstinghousc-Pit: Seniors contest. The Furnace Towncrs got off to a good start tallying 15 points in the first period and ft the half time lee 23-17. The Paramount team "openoc up" both offensively and defensively in the second canto, holding the Dunbar outfit to five pointers and helping themselves to 16 markers, Jackie Kline paced the winning combination getting six double-deck- ers nnd two chafity tosses. Bobby Dunaway was in stride for Dunbar with 10 points. The game did not have any bearing on the standing of the Recreation Center Junior Basketball League. The line-ups: Dunbar G. W. Lizza, f . ,,.. 2 Gent, f . ._ 3 Jarvis, c 1 Nygren, g 1 Dunaway, g 5 0 10 ToUils 12 4 28 Non-scoring substitute--McDowell The second game oZ the city's in- Icpcndent basketball championship cries will be playcii between tile Vestmghousc and Casey clubs at 8:45 Vclock Monday night at State Armory. The icemen won the first engagement by a narrow margin after a icctic struggle that brought out the icst in both quintets. The interest if the fans was keyed to the same high pitch by the dazzling display tf whirlwind basketball and fancy 'circus" shots that brought memories f Frat-Casey tussles. A little extra entertainment was irovided in the opening game when iver-zealous spectators attempted to icttle a dispute in an unarbitrary manner. Friends quickly intervened and no damage was d,onc. Both teams have been keeping in rim by scheduling other contests and mother great battle is anticipated. The Casey cause will be greatly aided the appearance in uniform of Fran Miskmnis who was unable to ake part in the opener because of a hroat infection. "Fran" is a dead shot and friends say that he is a reminder of Jerry Huntsman, former East Huntingdon Township High ichool coach, whose brilliant performance as a cage athlete is remembered here. A victory by Coach Tom McCleary's lads would tie the scries and ;ive them an even chance to cop the itlc. The tournament winner will be the team winning the best out of five games and Joe May's basketecrs are hopeful of carrying off three straight wins. Following the city series, play will immediately get under way to determine the county champion and the icemen have expectations of repeating their pcr- 'ormance of last season. Extra bleacher seats will be erected to care for a large turnout. Some 500-odd enthusiasts attended the initial fray but because of the brand of ball displayed at that gome, a capacity crowd is expected. Doors will open at 7 o'clock. F. rts 0 0 2 2 0 Paramount Stone, f Conway, f Hoover, c Kline, g Furtney, g ._ _ Lope's, f . ... G. 2 . 1 . 1 . 6 14, F. Pts 0 0 2 2 1 0 14 Totals Non-scoring substitutes--Wagner Kobinson, Jones. Score by quarters: Dunbar ... .15 8 3 2--28 Paramount 8 9 11 5--33 607 666 679 1952 Smifhfield Cagers Turned Back by'T Connellsville "Y" trounced Smith field High by a .score of 39 to 15 n the lattcr's gym Thursday. The line-ups: Conncllsvlllc "Y Lopes, f Conway, f Brown, c g C. M. Pigman . Bishop _ _ Friend . Chambers Sohonage .... Fronek . _._... Totals Wagner Small E. Phillips Jfun ny Shoff Potthoff Totals GREEN . 121 . . 95 98 75 132 116 84 85 56 93 104 90 109 79 6.1 120 125 327 288 262 200 345 379 671 RED 93 . 103 , 139 .. 88 . 66 119 538 592 1801 100 135 60 88 120 97 128 87 89 M l 313 273 402 22-1 221 Peiru.s, g Luczak. f Middlelon, Murphy, c Noschose, g Echaid. « . 0 5 1 1 _ 1 18 F. 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 Totals Non-scoilng substitutes -- Jones Licking. Scluock. Smilhtlrlll lllxh O'NYlll, ( Hi-attj. G. Moody, c BlossL-i, g Ramsey, K Hvihn, c Uivakiron, F. Pts 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 MAIN CONTEST AT 8:45 SHARP Catching of Hatchery Fish Stored by Pinchof As Unsportsmanlike Special to The Courier. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26.--Gifford Pinchot, 1938 gubernatorial aspirant, scorns as unsportsmanlike the catching of hatchery fish dumped into Pennsylvania streams by the State Fish Commission. "Why, thy'rc so tame and tender you could put your fingers through their fleth just by squeezing," the former Governor told sportsmen here. Pinchot advocated fishing with barblcss hooks. "What we want is wild fish," he asserted, "and we'll never have them if we take them from the water as soon as they leave the hatchery. Just catch them with a barblcss hook and release the tame ones," advised the ardent fishermen. He has been using a barbless hook for years, he said. RAMSAY LOSES WRESTLING BEE TO GREENSBURG Special to The Courier. MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. 26.-Greensburg High defeated Ramsay High wrestlers, 21 to 17, here in a closely contested meet. The match was 17-16 in favor of the Bobcats until the final bout when S. Fiandaca of Mount Pleasant s-ulTered a shoulder injury and lost by default. The summary: 85 pounds--Stanley, Ramsay, defeated Palmer, fall. 6:27. 95 pound--Gabos, Ramsay, defeated DoMarino, referee's decision. 105 pounds--Dctorc. Grcensburg, defeated Brown, fall, 2:57. 115 pounds--Gcttcmy, Ramsay, defeated Steel, referee's decision. 125 pounds--Abraham, Greensburg, defeated Cernuto in an overtime bout, referee's decision. 135 pounds--King of Ramsay, defeated Metzler, in an overtime bout, referee's decision. 145 pounds--Huggins, of Greensburg, defeated Kalp, referee's decision. 155 pounds--Mattia, of Greensburg, defeated Yanifleo, fall, 4:06. 165 pounds--Shumar, of Ramsay, defeated Elliott, referee's decision. Heavyweight--Bitler, of Greensburg, defeated S. Fiandacri, default. Referee--Mclndorfcr. 608 511 66.1 1781 1 Tot.ils 1 A. A. U. Meet Tonight. 6 1 The country's best athletes will clash tonight in Madison Square Garden in New York in the A. A. 15 U. indoor championship.

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