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TUESDAY, MARCH B, 193S. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. JPAOE FIVE. Basketball 1 Basketball Sportorials ! By JOHN H. WHOBIC ' Sports Editor COKERS IN GREAT FORM Finishing in fourth place with 13 points, Conncllsville High swimmers performed above par in the P. I. A. A. western regional meet at Slippery Rock State Teachers College pool, a competition that fourd the contestants from four districts in excellent condition for a keenly contested program. The Orange and Black sqund, coached by Red Barr, lost a few points that would have enabled it to finish in third place but the two Erie schools were in a class by themselves and couldn't be supplanted. Jack Folcy had third best time in the 100- yard breast stroke but when he failed to touch the finish line with both hands he was disqualified. Jack touched the marker with only one hand. It was a tough break for Folcy and the squad. The Coker anchor man on the medley relay club stopped at the end of the second length of the pool as he held second place by a full five yards before he discovered his error--the pool had to be covered three times by each swimmer on the relay team --and pushed off to finish scant inches behind the Erie Academy entrants. Both of these incidents resulted in the loss ot points but lapses arc not uncommon among inexperienced contestants. This is only the third year for swimming at the High School and only the second season of interscholastic competition. Coach Barr predicts a brighter future for the Coker water performers. Winning six dual meets and then capturing the title of the Western Pennsylvania Intcrscholastic Athletic League, the local boys have acquitted themselves with honor. Allcntown won the eastern regional meet also,held Saturday to name entries for the State finals at State College Saturday, March 12 First five place winners from both the cast and west will participate A survey of the times turned in by the various winners indicates tha' the western boys will return with the laurels that had been won for two years by Allcntown. Erie Strong Vincent will be an odds-on favorite to capture the team title. Season to End for Both Schools at Leisenring No. 1 Floor. CLUBS ENTER COUNTY MEET CAMttLI VALUABLE MAN Dolph Camilli, sold by Philadelphia Nationals to Brooklyn Dodgers for a price said to be between $60,000 nnc $75,000, is a valuable man and should bolster the Grimes-piloted nine considerably. The flrst sackcr, who played in 131 games last year lor the Phi.Jics, had n batting average o; .339 and hit 27 runs to finish third in the circuit-clouting race. He was one of the best fielding first basemen in the league with a mark of .994 The remarkable part of Camilli's batting average was that he hit .440 in his new home park--Ebbcts Field In Brooklyn CamilH went to bat 25 times, got 11 hits good for 20 bases Three of those hits were doubles and two home runs. Camilli's slugging average indicates had he played in more game. he would have topped the 31 homers clouted by Joe Medwick and Mel Ot last season. His average showed home run in every 4.58 games, compared to Ott's mark of 4.87 and Medwick's of 5.03. Breaking the performances down further, the Phi flrst sacker hit one in every 17.2 trip to the plate, alongside Ott's record of one in 17.6 trips, and Medwick's one in 20.4 trips. Using these figure as a basis, Caroilil would have hi 36.7 homers had he gone to bat ai many times as Medwick did--633. BITS HERE AND THERE Mercer (Speed) Clark, Waynesburg College's high scoring forward, is a star in the classroom as well as on the court and as a result will be graduated in three years instead o the customary four. Because o£ hi: scholastic excellence he will lose one full season of varsity competition This is another case to dispove argument most athletes are dummies . . . Muhlenberg College will make its debut in Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Baseball League thi spring. Bucknell, Albright, Drexel Gettysburg, Juniata, Lebanon Valley and Ursinus also comprise the looj . . . Game conditions in 10,000 acre. of hunting grounds in the State arc being improved by a program o restocking mid reforestation. Seven areas have been established for raising wild turkeys. Similar work is bcir * done for breeding rabbits anc quail... Eight of every 10 Philadelphians participate in lotteries in on way or another, a police surgeon declares. Lotteries, he said, provides the average citizen with his one hope of becoming rich. We can say tha' Philly has nothing on Connellsvillc unless its ratio is lower than ours . . .Annual championships of the IC-4A will be held at Randall's Island Stadium in New York June 3 and 4. A change in starting rules provides that two false ·starts, instead of three as in the past, would disqualify a runner . . . An oyster is a father one year and a mother the next; it is possible for it to be both simultaneously. The oyster has nothing on «the Uniontown writer who turns into on ostrich and buries his head in the ground when there'fc something amiss in the backyart . . . Waynesburg College closes Its winter sports season Thursday whei the wrestlers go to Washington Jefferson for a return match . Lists of eligibles for Fayette county's undergradua*; basketball tournamen that begir-. next Fridny at South Union probably will be watched verj closely. Seniors cannot play in series . . . We quote nn item in Friday's Jeannctte News Dispatch "Th« fight over hc eligibility of Smith nnd Borosky, crack forward :OKERS PLAY DUNBAR TEAM THIS EVENING Conncllsville and Dunbar Township High baskcteers will close their seasons tonight with the second game of the annual series at Leisenring No. 1. In the preliminary, the junoir varsity quintets will clash. The tilt finds the seniors closing their scholastic basketball careers although the undergraduates will Ret a chance this week-end to participate in the Fayette county tournament that begins Thursday night at South Union Township High. Both schools have entered. The Cokers won by a lopsided score in the scries opener at home and Dunbar, champions of Section 10, will be out to avenge the setback. Indications are that the Leisenring gym will be crowded to capacity. DeMarco, Bowman, Quality Passers Annex Victories The DeMarco passers whipped the Independents, 30 to 21, while Quality scored a 43 to 15 decision over Morrell and Bowmans nosed out the St. Rita entry, 25 to 23, in the Dunbar WPA Recreation Center Basketball League. The scores: Bowman's G Bruno, f .-- 3 Soldano, f 6 Jarvis, c - .,,,. 0 Bogosky, g 0 Caruso, g 2 F. IMS. 2 8 1 13 Totals ... St. nlta · Salatino, f Isola, f _ Pepe, c ,, . Testa, g . Candoroln, g 11 G. ... 1 2 . 3 .- 1 ,, 2 9 3 25 F. ris. 2 4 Totals . - . . Score by quarters: Bowman . . - - 9 4 6 6--25 St. Bita . . 6 9 5 3--23 Referee--Yourich. DcMarcoi Lizza, f .. . Dunaway, f .. J. DeMarco, c Manzola, g . _ .. Parker, g ... . M. DeMarco, g Totals 12 Independents G. Biglcy, f . 2 D. Nygrenj 1 5 Maloy, c .. -- . o Yourick, g , 2 McDowell, g 1 rt 6 30 F. Pis. 0 4 Totals - . 9 3 21 Non-scoring substitutes--H. Nygren, J. D. Baker. Referee--Gent. Morrell R. Uhazie, f C. Fredrick, f: _ Trcmba, c -. P. Uhazic, g F. Baughman, g _ C. Baughman, f _ Habina, c -Henderson, g -- G. 4 0 1 .0 F. rts. 0 8 0 0 Totals .. 7 1 15 Quality McDowell, f Hamilton, f C. Hnrvcy, c L. Harvey, g Gent, g G. .1 -.4 .1 F. PK 0 2 0 10 0 18 2 10 1 3 Totals , ~. - . 2 0 Referee--Kontra. of the Sc-vickley Township basketball team (in Section 18), has been settled. The boys were accused of playing in two leagues at the same time in violation of WPIAL rules which disqualifies them from participation in any- future sports for the fiscal basketball season. With two of the best players out of the lineup the Sewicklcy Township team has little hope of making a favorable showing in the county tournament" (at Grccnsburg) . . . Maryland sportsmen's legislative committee approved a model state fish and game law that would create a game and fish commission of seven members with broad powers over upland game and freshwater fish for introduction in the legislature . . . Charlerol High collected $13,689.95 at the ga'^ at its new football stadium last fall. Some $10,000 went for labor, equipment and maintenance leaving a balance at $3.450. Tin- biggest game was with Moncssen Armistice Day and it grossed $4,177.50. Second honors went to Dunkirk, N. Y., when the field was dedicated, the gate netting $2,601.95. California brought only $466.50 at the stiles . . . Olympic Champion Johnny Woodruff anchored the Pitt team tha't won tlie second qualifying heat oJ the one-mile rela3* trials by 25 yards over Manhattan, defending champion, in the IC4A track meet in New York City Saturday nicht. Pitt was docked in 3'24 3. Ping, Pong and Wham! Pretty Virginia Halliday, ratted doubles ping ponff champion of Bolt!*, more, is pictured in action daring tho Eastern Tnblc Tennis tournament. «t Washincton, D. C. XanUnj: plnycra of the United States nnd Canada, took part in the play. (Central Pnu) CAGE FINALS SATURDAY IN PITTSBURGH Western Pennsylvania Intcrscholas- tic Athletic League's basketball champions in Classes A and B will be crowned this week. The semi-finals are scheduled for tonight and tomorrow with the finals in both divisions being programmed for Saturday at Pitt Pavilion in Pittsburgh. The semi-final program lenient finds Bt'llevue lining up against Claysville in Class B at 7:30 o'clock while an hour later McKcesport tackles liar-Brack in Class A. Wednesday will find Rostraver Township doing battle with Verona in the "B" fight and Ford City, defending Class A titlist, battling with New Castle. The final "A" and "B" games are listed for Saturday. Cify Slickers Win Over Dunbar Muies City Slicke.s won the odd game from the Dunbar Mules in their duckpin league at the West Pcnn bowling alleys. The scores: CITY SLICKERS N. Renze - - -..199 187 193 579 Prudente 121 117 98 330 Maricondt 14G 171 173 490 Howscr 152 186 1C5 503 Totals , 618 CGI 629 1908 DUNBAR MULES Andis __. 118 149 203 470 Sikora 104 85 102 351 Wjlker 133 145 154 452 Colland 211 JGi 183 055 Totals . ... 580 540 702 1828 JUNIOR VARSITY TOPPLES DUNBAR TOWNSHIP QUINT Connellsville High Junior Varsity gave an inkling of what was to follow in the main attraction Friday when it defoati-cl the Dunbar Township Jayvccs, 28 to 22, in the preliminary. The Coker ycai lings exhibited a clover passing attack that didn't feature any particular player. The locals swept into an early lead to be ahead at halftime by a 16-G score. The visitors staged a rally in the third period that cut the margin to five points but were unable to stem a furious Coker assault m the final quarter. McMullen topped the scorers vith 11 points with McCoy with five and Jones and Soisson with four each. Spesi and Romanko were high for Dunbar with six apiece. The line-ups: Coker Juniors G. F. I'ts. McMullen, f 5 1 n Jones, f . 2 0 ·! Lewis, c 1 0 2 McCoy, g 2 1 5 Mansberger, g . o 1 ] Soisson, c 2 o Glass, K 0 1 Totals ... 12 ·) D. T. Jaj'vi'fs G. I'. Sepi-si, f 8 0 Gmittor, f . ,_ i j ; Romanko, c ... . 3 o Uhazic, g 1 o Goodman, g .. 0 0 Colinsky, f _ _ 2 0 McQuoide, K . 0 1 Totals 1 (i a SCOTOIR by qiurtc'.v Conncllsvillc f i i n i n Westinghouse Cagers Defeat East Bethlehem The Westinghouse basketball team chalked up a 41-38 decision over the strong East Bethlehem alumni quintet, Washington county champs last season, in a game played at Frcd- cricktown Monday night. The icemen sported a 27-18 advantage at hrilftime but the home club put on a third quarter spurt that rapidly closed the cap and found the Westtnghousc trailing by three points. In the final period the Yough lads uncorked a beautiful passing attack that worked the ball under the basket for "easy" shots. Friday night the Wcstinghouse travels to Ligomer High School where the Gartman Baking quintet of Lntrobe will be played in a game starting at 8:30 o'clock. All members of the team arc askcc to be at the Y. M. C. A. by 6:30 P. M The line-ups: IVcstlnchouse G. F. Pts. W. Miller, f ... _ 1 0 2 Cartwnght, f 6 0 12 F. Miller, c _ _ ... 4 2 10 Ruff, g . ,, 4 0 Jones, g . - ._ _ 2 0 Reed, f 1 0 King, g . 0 0 Zimmerman, K - - - 1 1 Totals East Iletlllchcm A. Burly, f R. Zwick, I _. R. Burty. c _ . Corazzi, g F. Zwick, K W. Zwick, f .,, Trotter, g . 19 O. 6 . .1 - - . 0 ... 3 ~ . 4 0 ... 1 3 41 F. Pis. 0 1 0 Totals . 18 2 38 Score by qu.'uters: Wcstinghuse . 9 18 1 14--41 E. Bethlehem 9 9 13 7--38 Referee--Zimoli. Shamrocks Topple Perryopolis Girls By Decisive Score The Shamrocks experienced littl difficulty in defeating the PcrryopolL Rirls, at Perryopolis, Monday night 25 to 7. The girls fiom the WPA Recreation Center were in n shooting mood making the majority of their shots ring the bell. Frequent substitutions and five minute quarter cut down the .size of the score. "Glamourous" Rowc and "Izzy 1 Metzgcr featured for the Shamrock with the entire team playing an im proved game. Kamerer was the whole works for the looscrs who were greatly weakened because of sickness. The line-ups: Shamrocks Rowe, f . Phillips, f Tulley, c _. Scott, K . Met7.uet-, g Primus, f PITT SPORTS TEAMS TO BE VERY ACTIVE Cagers Will Close Season With Contest at Morgantown Floor. TRACK CLUB MAY RACE SATURDAY PITTSBURGH, Mar. 8.--While the Pitt swimming team, because it is the host team to the Eastern Swimming Association, occupies ths center of tho Pitt sports stage this week, the other teams all will be busy, several of them winding up their 1938 campaigns. The hockey team swings into action at home again on Saturday night meeting the Tartans of Carnegie Tech. The hustling Panthers will be the favorites to repeat their first win over the Plaid skaters, but the main feature of the evening will be the appearance of the Pitt band on skates. Captain Bob Johnson's baskct- ballcrs end a long season with a game against West Virginia at Morgantown. The Panthers won a close decision over the Mountaineers at Pittsburgh earlier in the year, and arc not looking for any caster in the Mountaineer Field House. It will be tho last game for Johnson, Miles Zclcznik, Rags Radvansky, Joe Garcia and Eddie Spotovich of the Pitt team. Along with the basketball team, Coach Eddie Mazcski's wrestlers finish their season at Morgantown against the Mountaineers. The Panthers are hoping to close a bad season with a win over their Wpst Virginia rivals. Only one Pitt wrestler graduates, he being Captain Rudy Romarelli, 125 pounder. Slate Armory Will Be Site of Gigantic Meet Embracing Two Classes WESTMORELAND CAGE TOURNEY SUMMARY The Westmoreland county interscholastic basketball tournament summary: CLASS A Friday's Results. Moncssen 28; Grccnsburg 27. Nonvin 38; Arnold 28. Saturday's Results. Moncssen 34; Norwin 31. Mount Pleasant R5; Derry Twp. 27. VandergriU 42; Scottdale 22. Jeannettc 44; Hurst 32. Games Friday. 8 P. M.--Moncssen vs. Mount Pleasant. 9 P. M.--Vandergrift vs. Jeannettc. CLASS B Friday's Results. ·Washington Twp. 1; Rostravcr Twp. 0. Sewicklcy Twp 27; Trafford 14. Frank Twp. 41; Bell Twp. 22. Avonmorc 31; Youngwood 30. ·Forfeit, Rostraver failed to appear on account of playing Redstone Township in Class B, WPIAL elimination contest. Saturday's Results. Sewickley Twp. 26; Washington Twp. 24. South Huntingdon 29; Derry Borough 2G. West Newton. 45; East Hunting 19. Franklin Twp. 28; Avonmorc 23. Semi-Final Games Friday. 8 P. M.--Sewicklcy Township vs. South Huntingdon. 7 P. M.--West Newton vs. Franklin Twp. HARRY JOBES GETS YEAR'S SUPPLY OF BASEBALLS FOR NORTHERN COUNTY LEAGUE By S. M. DeHUFF There is one thing, without which, no baseball club can possibly play baseball, and that's a baseball. It may worry along throughout a playing season with misfit uniforms, cracked bats, leaky breast protectors, worn out gloves and rusty catchers' masks. Even an umpire is not an absolute requirement. But a baseball is one bit of diamond sport pnraphenalia that simply cannot be dispensed with. ' They cost money, too. these regulation horsehidc spheroids. You don't get them in nickel prize peanut packages. And they can disappear quickly during the course of a baseball game, too, by being knocked in a creek or river, into some sourpuss* backyard, or in a clump of bushes where nobody can spot them except some little kid who "won't talk." But anyhow, baseballs arc or.e thing the 1938 Northern Fayette Baseball League is not going to nave to worry about. It may be that no worries of ajiy sort will beset it, so far as equipment goes, but jn case there should be some, it won't bo about baseballs, for Harry Jobes has loookcd into this little matter of baseballs. And there's one thing about Harry Jobcs that's worthy of mention. He's a sort of a guy that docs more than just "look into things" in which he happens to be interested. He goes a step or two farther than that, or perhaps I should say he keeps right on "stepping" until he gets what he's after, be it a baseball, raising funds for a sports banquet or :oliciting financial aid for some worthy civic Law Wins 18-Month Race With Motorist G. . 5 . . 2 2 0 F. Pts. 0 10 0 4 1 12 1 25 substitutes -- Seese, Dunbar Township Kefcror -- Kline. 3 .1 c 10 -- J2 Totals Non-scon Hooper. 1'crryoiMills G. Bnughman. r u Buchina, f u Kamerer, c 3 Townsend, g ... 0 Shelkey, g . o Totals Non-scoring Wilkir. Scoio by quarters- I Shamrocks · i n n I Perryopolis 1 2 1 | Rcfrrcc--Bnker. r. i U 0 u 0 SOMERSET, Mar. 8.--John Law finally caught up with Theodore Maust. He was arrested in August, 1936, by State officers on a charge of driving without a license. He failed to show up for a hearing nnd every time officers went to his home near Meyersdale they were informed he was away. Learning that Maust was in the district the other day, police went to his home and located him at a sugar camp. Squire W. F. Scm- bower of Rockwood sentenced him to five days in Somerset county jail. Japan May Drop Olympics. TOKYO, Mar. 8,-^Tapan may withdraw as host for the 1940 Olympic'ii if the F;ir E.nstern situation does not nprove, it was indicated today. Possibility of such a move I was reflected in utleranvt'S before ! parliament by War Minister General i Gen Siiiiiy.mia uml Home Minister ! Admiral Nobumasa project or other. In other words, Harry Jobes is what you can definitely a n ' adequately term a "go- getter." He's to baseball what Billy Carter is to mushball nnd boxing, and Joe May to basketball, and that's saying quite a bit. To the Northern Fayette Baseball eLague, though, things didnt look so financially rosy for the coming season. Like a lot of other things, and people, it was feeling the "Roosevelt Recession." Particularly in the matter of baseballs, for, as already stated, baseballs cost money. Whal uniforms and other equipment it possessed was adequate to start with. Not so with baseballs, though. They just had to be had if any baseball was to be played. And that's where Harry Jobes came in. Harry is, always was, and always will be, the league's president, it its players have anything to say about that. There's no restrictions on a third term with them. They all like him and he's efficient. And when Harry learned of the league's predicament in the matter oi baseballs, he merely saunters down to Pittsburgh, and has a chat with William Benswangcr, president ot the Pittsburgh National League Baseball Club, about this,, that, and a few other things. And just a few days ago, there was delivered to Harry Jobe's home a shipment of baseballs, postpaid and no collect charges of any kind attached, and in sufficient numbers to dispense with any worries his league may have had about baseballs for 1938. Is is any wonder the league's members call Harry a "go-getter?" W a l t e r Miskinnis Is Chosen Director of Three Day Program. 132 AWARDS ARE TO BE PRESENTED Conncllsvillc's first big independent basketball tournament will be conducted at State Armory March 25, 26 and 28. The Central States Amateur Independent Basketball Association of Indianapolis, Ind., is sponsoring the tourney and the Connellsville WPA Recreation Center has loaned Walter Miskmis to the association as tournament director. The Foosier organization is a member of the United States Basketball Federation nnd also affiliated with the Basketball Congress of America, which assures promotions of National importance and prestige. The tournament will be conducted in two classifications--junior, boys up to and including 17 years of age, and senior, men with no age or weight restriction. Sixty six prizes will bo awarded in each classification making a total of 132 awards for the three-day sport extravaganza. Each classification is to be limited to 32 teams so that entry will be by invitation only. Mr. Miskinis, tournament director, has mailed out 40 entries in each, division with several entries for local district fives yet to be put in the mail. Some of the senior teams v/ho have been extended invitations are Con- ncllsville Westmghousc, Casey Club, Howitzers, Cumberland, Md, Cclan- cse, Lonaconing, Md., Goodwill Firemen, Piedmont, W. Va., Westvaco A. A., Fairmont, W. Va, College Club, Waynesburg All Stars and Jabours, ·Monongahela Independents, Donora St. Mary's, Claysville White Fronts, Latrobe Gartmans' Bakery, Greensburg Walworths, Nimrods and Andersons, Morgantown, W. Va., Recreation Center, Jeannette Phil Tayloi Hubs, Jeannette Business Men'j Club, Uniontown Kauffmans and East End Shoe Shop; California Merchants and V a r s i t y Club, Brownsville Independents, W e s t Newton Kiwanis, Monesscn Cramers, Company D and Sokols, Pcrry- opolis Blairs and Smock Rookies. A few ot the junior teams expected to play are: Conncllsville Paramounts, Dunbar -Clover Farm, Grcensburg Mohawk Juniors and Walworth Juniors, Scottdale Y. M. C. A., Dawson Hollywood A. C., Ford City Junior Merchants, Jeannettc Raiders, Washington Eagles, Waynesburg Recreation Center, Fairmont Blue Devils, Uniontown Leonards and Pirates, McKeesport Herrington Five, Ambridge Tigers, Smithfleld Juniors and numerous others. FISHERMEN GET PROOF OF STORY PITT CAPTURES RELAY, WOODRUFF IN ANCHOR POST University of Pittsburgh's one-mile relay team won that race on the calendar of the IC4A indoor track championships Saturday night in New York City. The Golden Panthers, anchored by Olympic Champion Johnny Woodruff of Connellsvillc, scored a decisive victory over the favored New York University quartet. Hosnell Drubs Fairfield. Boswell took n 35 to 8 victory over Fairlicld in a warm-up game preparatory to participating in tonight's Somerset county basketball tournament. VULCAN', Alta., Mar. 8.--Three fishermen here can prove their fish story by a photograph. They had hooked a 19Vi pound pike at Lake McGregor. When they were hauling it into the boat, a 29'« pound fish swallowed their catch--and was successfully landed. German Tennis Star Held. BERLIN. Mar. 8.--Baron Gottfried von Gramm, blond German Davis Cup tennis star, is being detained by police on "suspicion" of violating a provision of the cnriiinal code it was stated officially today. Jn« Moore Sicns Contract. BATON ROUGE, La., Mar. 8.-Outfielder Joe Moore signed his contract for 1938 today after a conference with New York Giant Manager Bill Terry. Jtttttr Than Evar-New FcaturM .1 I 7 substitutes -- Karsten, Scores Hole in One. Joseph P. Kennedy noi oiT to a sood st.irt ns the U. S. ambassador to Great if Rolf is considered part of h:^ diplomatic duties. He .'·cored .in ace the first timr out when ) hr holed hi^ tr* shot on No. 2 at a 1 London rotirsr.

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