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SATURDAY, MARCH 5, loss. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. Basketball Basketball Sporforiais By JOHN H. WHOK10 Sports Editor IN THE ATHLETIC EYE Connellsville High baskctccrs defeated their neighbors, Dunbar Township, by one of the most decisive scores since the two have been staging the annual cage series but the club that spilled the Lciscnring ·champions of Section 10 could hove triumphed over most o£, the fives it lost to during the current season. The passing was good, the deception and faking almost perfect and. the · shooting for the most part far above the average. Allie Lujack was in his usual form but found many of his mates turning in their best performance of the year. The way the boys got started there was no stopping them as they cut Joose with a veritable rainstorm of field goals. The Dunbar series seems to bring out a better quality of play in the Orange and Black- The return game at Leisenring Tuesday should be a humdinger. Too, it's an acknowledged fact that quintets choached by Bill Dolde got better as the season progresses. This isn't always true of | other schools, among them some of the leaders in Section 9 where the; locals finished In fourth place. J It's unusual for Don McCann, Red) Peppers conductor of the Brownsville Telegraph, to Jump on a fellow fourth cstat-r but he didn't pull many punches when he cut loose with this: "Edgar (Hawkshaw) Kennedy,'dean of the county's sports scribes, bends over, his typewriter with renewed/ vigor these days, pounding out messages to\his public about the 'filthy' WPIAL and its officials. His.'lone wolf' campaign to get every last school ousted from the league wasn't launched until after six schools, including Uniontown, were placed on probation, for a year because they violated rules. Yet Mr. Kennedy admits he was aware of existing conditions and the various violations long before the league probed and acted in charges pressed. He works on Ihe leave good enough alone' theory. Now he's burning up 'cause the league didn't skip Tlniontown In Its Inquiry. Had its decisions committee overlooked : the U. H. S. violation, that of going up to Fort Necessity to get a husky from the CCC camp for grid duty, everything probably would still be okcy-doke In the House of Kennedy. 'What a down-right dirty trick the league pulled!" " 'Listen, brother,' he ·warned the Pepper over the 'phone, 'you started this thing, now I'm going to'finish' it' ... Thea Mr. Kennedy is going to open up on Brownsville high one of these rainy days when he needs something to ·vyritc about. He claims he has the Ibwdmvn on plenty that has happened here. To hear him talk Brownsville high has violated league rules, year after year, and Is still getting away with It. But It'll take a rainy day ere he trains his guns on B. H. S., he says." A bit of advice to. Kennedy: From what we've heard there can stjll be some cleaning at Uniontown. Another league decisions committee session wouldn't bring a parole, either. Locals Show Brilliant Form in Closing Season At Home in Great Style Leisenring U n a b l e to · Catch Doldemen Who Win by 56-23 Score. BEATING WORST IN SERIES PLAY BITS HERE AND THERE Secretary J. Foster Gehrett of the W. P. L A. I., has directed attention of all members to the decisions committee puling that the P. I. A. A. regulation governing 'absence and its effect on eligibility shall be the one used by the league. When the committee was recently told to send schools detailed copies of its deliberations and decisions, someone remarked that a school that won't read the rules won't worry much about reading them . . . Basketball closes in these parts next Tuesday night, excepting the Faycttc county undergraduate and the Westmoreland intcrscholastic tournaments, not to mention, of course,, the Wcsting- house-Casey title scries . . . Lemons Solters, former Grindstone miner, continues to be one of Cleveland's leading holdouts. He tells scribes there's "a big difference" between what he wanted and what the Indians offered . . . Fritz Crislcr, new grid coach at Michigan, never played high school football and turned in his suit alter the first practice at Chicago. Yet he's one of the top- notchcrs In the game . .' . Now that Dizzy Dean has promised to tend to business and be a good boy and with Joe Mcdwick on hand, ready for,another big season which he proposes to dedicate to "Junior," Frankie Frisch should come in for big gravy in the National League this year . . . Reports, very reliable, say that Preston A. Ditty is going to be named head coach at Clairton High. Ditty, one of the best liked mentors in Westmoreland county, was relieved of his duties this term by the school board but will collect his pay 'just the same as he was upheld by the State Supreme Court. Ditty had a good financial year as he gave more time to football and basketball officiating while someone else did the coaching. It costs Moncsscn just twice as much as usual- for its mentors this fiscal period, because of the directorate's determination to get rid of him ... Hunters may train their dogs on any State game except elk, deer, bear and wild turkey until April 1. Code stipulation that hunters secure permission of land owners to train dogs Sundays does not i.pply to State and National forests . . . Spring training costs the major leagues $500,000. Some of it comes back in the form of gate receipts for exhibitions but the magnates figure the sum well spent as the ballyhoo prepares fans as well as jjlaycrs for the summer pennant campaign. Pop Anson, manager of. · the old Chicago Nationals, originated the training camp idea in 1886 when he took his pennant winners to Hot Springs, Ark., to work off poundage Connellsville High School went on a scoring rampage Friday night before a capacity crowd at the local gym'to thoroughly humiliate Dunbar Township High's Section 10 champions by a 50 to 23 score in one of the. worst beatings ever suffered by a Leisenring quintet. Scoring honors were shared by Allie Lujack, leading W. P. I. A. L. scorer, and Frank Showman. Lu- Jack's ability from the free line enabled him to shade his running mntc by one point as he hit the net with nine field goals and five out of seven fouls for o total of 23 points while Showman sank 10 double-deckers and two out of five charity tosses for 22 points. George Marakas, pivot man, who has shown marked brilliance in the past few games, played a large'part in the victory. Though he only scored once from the field, he was Indirectly responsible for mony of the points tallied as he sent well-directed passes into the hands of mates in scoring position. Two of the prettiest shots were uncorked by "Abby" Olszewski, sophomore guard. One, a left-hnnded thrust from the corner while at full speed, zipped through the net without touching the hoop and the other, from in front, hit the back of the rim in such a manner that it barely moved the cords as . it dropped through. Phillip Stipa, other member of the starting lineup, came in lor plenty of credit for his marvelous defensive play. He drew Pavlosky, Dunbar ace, as his asignment and held the Mule star to one foul goal. The locals set a "killing" pace at the start and maintained It throughout four quarters of dazzling, spoc- taculaV play. Striking swiftly, six points were registered in one minute and 40 seconds before the bewildered visitors called for a timeout to reorganize their defense. But the Orange and Black were not to be stopped. Resuming play, the score rapidly mounted to a 14-3 count when time was again called by the invaders. The quarter ended with the Doldemen leading, 18 to 5. The Cokers slowed down somewhat in the second period, at least as far as the scoring was concerned, but the breach was widened to a 3012 count at halftlmc. With an alert defense blanking D. T. efforts to that had accumulated during the winter layoff . . . U. S. Golf Association reports 22 of the 26 individuals who have won the national amateur golf championship arc living, including the first three winners, C. B. McDonald, 1895; H. J. Whigham, 1866-1897, and Findlay S. Douglas, 1898. There have been 41 championships . , . Seems as though Red Kennedy phoned Brownsville's sporte editor and told him he (Hawkshaw Kennedy) was going to clean up that borough's scholastic in- cliglbllity problems which brought a sharp rebuke from Don McCann who Insists the Brownies have clean skirts. WESTMORELAND SCHOOL FLOOR SERIES OPENS Westmoreland county's Interschol- astlc basketball tournament got under way Friday night at Greensburg with three games being played. Rostraver Township High forfeited to Washington Township because It had to play in the Class B eliminations of the W. P. I. A. L. and Bell Township bowed to Franklin Township, 41 to 22, while Youngwood was nosed out by Avonmorc, 31 to 30, and Scwlcklcy Township spilled TrafTord, 27 to 14. In the Class A competition, Mon- esscn came through with a 28 to 27 decision over Greensburg irt a hectic battle while Norwln eliminated Arnold, 38 to 28. score from the field In the third stanza, the Orange machine tallied almost at will to boost the score to 45-16 before entering the stretch drive. The Red and Black tallied only four free tosses in this period. Near the end of the final quarter Coach Bill Doldc sent an entirely new club into the contest. One of the main reasons for not making previous substitutions was that with one exception, all the starters arc seniors and the mentor was lotting the lads play until they showed signs of fatigue. Next Tuesday the curtain will be rung down for both schools w. : th the return game scheduled at the Leisenring gym. The line-ups: Conncllsvlllc Lujack, f .. Showman, f Marakas, c ._.._ Stipa, g Olszewski, g Reed, f F. ris. Totals _._ 24 8 58 Non-scoring substitutes -- Byrne, Murray, Evans and McClurc. Dunbar Two. G. F. Fts. Dunbar Twp. Herchko, f Pavlosky, f Hasson, c -- Yourich, g _ Husband, g .. Roscnstccl, ( Hcrtznell, g Totals _. 8 ; 7 23 Non-scoring substitutes-- Kontra, Bcnko and Szepcsi. Scoring by quarters: Connellsville 18 12 15 11--56 Dunbar Twp. 5 7 4 7--23 'Foul shooting: Connellsvillc--8 out of 15. Dunbar Twp.--7 out o£ 16. Referee--Wildman. Factory Sinks Huge Well. CANTON, Ohio, Mar. 4.--What is believed to be. the world's largest well has been completed by the Timekcn, Roller Bearing Company here. The huge cement tube, 148 feet deep, with an inside diameter of 12 feet, six inches, hold a IOC-foot column of water. It is supplied by 36 slotted, eight-inch pipes, reaching out from the bottom through gravel and sand, some to a distance of 175 feet. RQSTRAV-ER' is AGAIN WINNER IN CAGE MEET Redstone Township Foils To Overcome Lead of First Half. FORD CITY WINS OVER SCOTT HIGH Rostraver Township High, Section IB championship five ot Pricedale under the tutelage of Johnny Kopp, turned in a 38 to 28 decision in the second round of the Class B eliminations of the W. P. I. A. L. Friday night at Donora before 1,100 fans, disposing of Redstone Township, Section 14 titlists. Rostraver piled up a 2S-1D lead at the half-way mirk and Republic was unalile to overcome the edge. In Class A. Scott High foil before Ford City, defending championship club of the W. P. I. A. L., to the tune of 35 to 29 while Claysvillc stopped Rochester, 30 to 25. Casey Dribblers Trip Meycrsdale Without Trouble The Casey Club with Fran Mfs- kinnis back in uniform showed its heels lo Mcycrsdale's Ex-High quintet Thursday night at that place and won, 53 lo -II. The Purple Raiders were never in dangcr x \viUi Miskin- nis and Mnher leading the assault wilh 13 and 12 points respectively. The line-ups: Canty Club Lishtburn. f Miskinnls, f Mahcr, c - -- - . 5 Quinn, g 3 Brown, g .-_ 3 George, g 3 c. -.4 _fi F. 1 I 2 0 1 0 rts. !) 13 Totals Meyeredale B. Grof, f __ Imlcr, t Saylor, c -- Madispaw, g F. GroiT, g _.. McWilliams, g - Totals __ Referee--Islam. Umpire--Kctz. 5 53 H. rts. _- 15 11 41 Scottdale Beats ' Local Rifle Team The Connellsville Rifle Club lost its match with Scottdale sharpshooters at that place. Jones scored 194 points to assist in the victory. The summary: Connellsville Pr. Sit. Kn. Oh. Tot. Sterbutzcl 48 46 49 39 182 Cupp - - 47 46 29 39 161 Wcisbergcr 48 45 47 44 184 Marinch 40 46 40 26 168 Hough 50 48 46 39 183 Wrote 50 50 44 42 · 18C Porter _ 48 47 45 44 184 Totals (five ScoUdale Jones Prltchard _. Arrotti Mull E. E. Baker ._. Parry ._. E. C. Baker .... King _ Mawhinncy B. Baker _.. high) ,, Pr. Sit. Kn. ... 50 50 48 .... 50 50 49 ._ 50 50 48 _ 49 46 47 ._ 50 50 48 ... 50 48 45 ... 49 48 45 ... 49 44 45 ... 50 47 39 ... 50 47 33 Totals (five high).. 919 Oh. Tot. 46 194 44 1£3 44 192 44 186 42 190 43 186 41 183 43 181 40 176 42 172 955 WESTiNGHOUSE RUMS WILD OVER PERRYOPOLIS QUINT The strong Westinghouse outfit scored its most decisive victory of the season by walloping the Blair cagers of. Perryopolis by a score of G3 to 34 Friday night at Perryopolis before a packed Rym. The icemen took the lead at the start and never relinquished it, holding a 23-15 advantage at the half. Monday night finds the local champions traveling to Fredericktown to meet the East Bethlehem Alumni, Washington county champ- Ions. The icemen will meet at 6:30 o'clock at the "Y" to leave for Fred- cricktown. The game Is listed for 8:15 o'clock. The line-ups: Wcsllnnhoutic G. F. Pis. Zimmerman, f 1 2 4 Rccd, f ." 5 0 10 F. Miller, c 0 1 19 Ruff, g 1 0 2 A. Hart, g 3 1 7 W . Miller, f ,, . . 4 0 8 Cartwright, f 4 0 8 Jones, g ,,-. _ u ^«... 2 1 5 Totals FcrryopoHs Jlozlnec, f Karpcl, f Hudson, c Palonder. c __. Asplnwall, g _ Collins, f 29 G. 5 3 2 2 0 1 5 63 F. Pis. 3 13 8 34 Totals _ 13 Scoring by quarters: Wcstiqghousc ...10 13 20 20--63 Perryopolis 8 7 11 8--34 Referee--Shaw. Umpire--Baker. Somerset Counly Floor Tournament To Begin Tuesday Special to The Courier. SOMERSET, Mar. 5.--By eliminating Shade Township High, Somerset High School set the stage for the Somerset county basketball tournament which opens Tuesday night at Berlin High gymnasium. The contestants will be Windbcr, Somerset and Boswcll in Class A and Friedcns in Class B. Winners of two games Tuesday night will clash Thursday. The Somerset county titlist will tackle Saxton High, championship five of the Tus- scy Mountain League of Bedford county for the title of District No. 5, P. I. A. A., at Bedford High the following Saturday night. 16 States Have Players on BUGS Baseball Squad PITTSBURGH, Mar. 0.--Exactly one-third of the 48 states arc represented in the personnel of the Pltts- burtli baseball club this year. California leads all of the other 15 on the list In contributions to the crew which will carry the Pirate colors into the 1038 National League pennant race. No fewer than five resident! of California are included among this year's Freebooters. The infleld is almost an all-California combination. At first base, there is Gus Suhr, a native of San Francisco, and now making his home/ in Millbrae; at shortstop is the renowned Floyd Vaughun, unsuccessfully sought by every other National League club in trades during the last several years, and who recently sold his home in Fullorton to take up his residence on a newly-purchased sheep ranch in Potter Valley; and at third base appears Bill Brubakcr, formerly of Hermosa Beach, and this winter of Los Angeles and Hollywood. On the pitching stnft are Jim Tobin, born in Oakland and still residing there, and Bill Clcmcnscn, a Santa Cruz lad not yet 19, who holds the distinction of being the youngest player on any regular major league roster this year. Tobin won a name for himself and established himself as a regular starting pitcher by his great work during his first season in the majors, and is one of the most promisinj sophomorei in the big show this sprn:~. Clemenscn is generally viewed as a "natural" who ha* all the basic regulars of a great pitcher and who needs only experience to make him a star. Then there are the Waner brothers, both graduates of the San Francisco club, and Bob Klinger, pitcher, drafted from Sacramento. PITTSBURGH PRO CAGERS TO BATTLE AKRON WEDNESDAY PITTSBURGH, Mar. 5.--The Pitts- ·ourgh Pirates basketball team will play the Akron Fircstonea at Duquesne University gymnasium on Wednesday night, March 9. This will be the third game of the season between these two top notch clubs. Each team has won a game. The Firestone team will be at full strength for the game here Wednesday with such stars as Shoun, Johnson, Ozburn, Bonniwell, Cable, Tobin and Dowell. , The Pirates will piny the Westinghouse Air Brake team next Monday as a warm-up for the Akron encounter on Wednesday. The Air Brake game will be played at Wilmerding. Remains as Xavy Coach. Lieutenant Harry J. Hardwick will' continue as Navy football coach for another year. United Brethren Passers Conquer Wilkinsburg Club Journeying to Wilkinsburg Thursday night, the Connollsville United Brethren basketeers defeated the U. B. Church quinlct of that place by a score of 57 to 53 in a hard fought game. It was an exciting game throughout with the locals being forced all of the way by the fast breaking outfit of the Holy City. In the final minute of play, the two teams scored 13 points. F. Miller led the attack with 12 field goals and three fouls. A return gnmc, will be staged here The line-ups: Wilklnsbursr Lemmer, f Wingcnrath, f _ Hassclman, c Ferguson, g Swartzkopf, g -McLead, f F. Pis. 6 Totals -- .....25 3 53 Connellsville G. P. Pis. Stone, I 0 0 0 Robinson, f 0 0 0 F. Miller, c li 3 27 Rude, g U 3 15 B. Miller, g 4 2 10 Roy, f 2 0 - 1 Emerick, f 0 1 1 Totals 24 57 BASEBALL IS IN THE AIR AND BEFORE THE CAMERA, TOO Most-prizod rooldo at toe Vankco camp »l St. rctcraburR, Kta fa Vounj; l!«b Keller, Oovcland star, foe Gordon. Bo ii taea entttec 9omo infieM eapcn. **· training ramp in Tifvr oriean» \ValIy Bcrgcr, Mugging New VorH Giauls' outfielder, takes a cut at a ban at the training camp at Baton Bongo, L». hefty LOCAL WATER TEAM BEATEN BY TUBE CITY Impressive Showing ls ( Made Although Center Entries Lose. DEAN PERSHING IS FIRST TWICE. Connellsville Recreation Ccnlcr aquatic club fell befort a strong Mc- Kcesport Y. IT. C. A. team at the ·"Tube City" Thursday evening, the final score being 43-17. Dean Pcrshing, brilliant frec-slyler, was again in the limelight for the locals getting a first place in the 100 and 220 events and McXccsport fans were very much impressed by the showing made by the Center water boys. Dorman, youthful tank star, was outstanding for the McKeesport- ers coming In second in the 100 and 220 free-style events. McDonnell put on a great diving exhibition for' the Y. M. C. A. club. The summaries: 200-yard free style relay--Won by McKcesport. Time 1:53. 50-yard'back stroke -- Won by Carlson, McKcesport; second, V. Mar- tln, McKecsport; third, 1 Chambers, Center. Time, :32.5. 50-yard breast stroke--Won by Brenzla, McKcesport; second, E. Martin, McKcesport; third, Alcsantrino, Center. Time, :34. 220-yard free style--Won by Pcr- shing, Center: second, Dorman, Mc- Kecsport; third, DeBolt, Center. Time, 2:40. 50-yard free style--Won by Patterson, McKcesport; second, Alesantrino, Center; third, Hunter, KcKccs- port. Time, :26.3. 100-yard free style--Won by Pcr- shing, Center; second, Dorman, McKeesport; third, Patterson, McKecs- port. Time, 1:00. ! Divnng--Won by McDonnell, Mc- Kcesport; second, Tobias, McKces- port; third, McKenna, Center. 150-yard medley relay--Won by McKeesport. Time, 1:47.2. Knife Saves Red Grange. CHICAGO, Mar. 5.--Dr. V. D. Nerger, physician and close friend of Harold (Red) Grange, revealed he had performed an emergency operation on the one-time Galloping Ghose of Illinois, which "probably saved his life." The operation corrected bladder adhesions resulting from an old football injury, the doctor said. During National Used Car Exchange Week! Firesttine and .can be purchased on E-2 Pay Plan See Foltz" ROAD SERVIC15 W. Aprle Street. ' Phone Zl.

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