The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 14, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 14, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER VZW» MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 14, 1981 Chicks, Paps Cop County Cage Titles Tribe Trips Leachville for Second Time LEACHVILLE — Blytheville came home Saturday night with all the bacon from the Mississippi County Class A tournaments winning both the senior and junior championships. The Chicks swamped the Lions 58-44 to avenge a second time for the only defeat on their 22-1 record. The Paps led all the way as they took the junior title from Manila 46-28. A hot final quarter put the game on ice for the Paps. They scored 13 while holding the Manila juniors who were trying desperately to overcome a 33-22 third quarter deficit to 6 points. Ball Control The Chicks will be out for number 23 when they journey to Rector tomorrow night. The battle will leave Coach Fisher's squad with 3 regularly scheduled games to play. Then the Chicks are idle until their first round scrap with Pocahontns-in the District 3, Tournament at Jonesboro, starting Feb. 29. The first quarter of the high school game .saw Leachville playing ball control once again. They controlled the backboards and hit their shots to lead 11-10 as the quarter ended. Blytheville started slow, trying to shake off some of the pressure* of their winning streak. Jones kept the Chicks in the game the first quarter, hitting from 15-20 feet out. Just before the half ended Blytheville settled down to forge ahead 26-21. The Chicks' defense began to /unction and from then on SLeachville was in trouble. Blocker Leads Uons Blocker of Leachville tried unsuccessfully to solve the Chick defense, but had to hit from 15 feet out to lead his team with 14 points. The third quarter was nip and tuck with the score knotted sev-t before the half, as Hamilton buck- eral times. Blytheville emerged I e ted two straight. CHICKS GET COUNTY TROPHY — Blytheville's Chickasaws are shown receiving the county senior boys trophy from Leachville Superintendent first try in the Feb. 4 game against Leachville. The string is spread over a five-game period. The Paps, led by Moore with 18. took a 13-9 margin in the first quarter and were never headed. The Manila squad pulled to with- 3 points of the Paps shortly Roy Dawson following their victory over Leach- vine Saturday night. Charles Abbott is receiving the trophy. (Courier News Photo) with a 35-31 lead. Leachville moved Blocker to pivot after Ward fouled out in the fourth. The Chicks kept him bottled up as he' hit only three points for the quarter. Blytheville led 44-3S early in the fourth and then the Uons began to press. This was all the Chicks wanted as they used their fast break to break Lcachville's back. The Chicks began to freeze the ball with three minutes to play. Hodges then fouled out with 2 minutes left. Edgmon replaced him and helped put the game on ice for the Chicks as he dumped in eight quick points. Leachville tried every way in the books to come from behind but it was the Chicks' night. Jones, Akers Tops Bobby Jones and Freddy Akers each scored 16 to carry Blytheville to victory. Akers may be well on the way to a consecutive free throw record in Arkansas prep circles. The junior guard has now tossed in 25 chairty tosses without a miss. He hasn't failed to convert a foul shot since his Blytheville then pulled away 3322 in the third and from then on it was all Manila could do to hold the Paps to a 46-28 win. Coach Stancil gave all his squad a chance to get the feel of tourney play as he cleared his bench in the last quarter. SENIOR GAME Blytheville Cobb 4 Abbott Hodges 6 Jones 16 Akers 16 Pos. F F C G G Leachville Hauls 9 Blocker 14 Ward 6 Thweat 6 Atkieson 4 Substitutions: Blylhevliic -<Iyde, Langston. Edgmon 8. Stanley. Bratchca-. LeachviUe — Thomas, Carter 2, Brown 1. Bailey 2. JUNIOR GAME Blytheville Coalter 9 Duncan 5 Wyatt 5 Moore 18 Statelier 7 Pos. F F C G G Manila Hamilton 11 Benson 7 Simpson Substitutions: Blytheville — Ross 2. Fitzserald. Lutz. Williford, Nel- Keiser Girls Cop Missco Crown DELL — Keiser, the Mississippi County Girls Tournament favorites, proved they were justly ceded as they whipped Dyess here Saturday night, for the championship. In the consolation game Missco beat Dell to partly revenge their defeat at the hands of Keiser in the semi-final round. The Keiser-Dyess game featured a scoring battle between two forwards on each team, shoemaker and Creecy of Keiser continued to pour the points through the hoop as they hit 17 and 25 respectively. Dyess's Profitt dropped in 18, close- The tournament went just as the txporUs predicted, with eKiser and Missco finishing one-two. Keiser. Dyess, and Missco each placed three on the tuornament All-star squad. The following girls were named to the Alt-star team: forwards— Taft, Dyess, Richardson, Dell; Girdley and Clay, Missco; and Shoemaker and Creecy of Keiser; ly followed by her teammate Ben- Peterson Dell- Hn!m?i ton with _17 only to be outscored \ ^ I^n M S; Hunt by Koiser s Creecy. phreys &nd mnkS| Dyess; and One Point Thriller Sm | th of Keiser. One point decided the Missco- Doll encounter as Missco edged Dell 43-42. Dell's Richardson hit 32 to Dyess Benton 6 Profitt 18 bring her total to 83 points for the j Taff 17 tournament. Her 32 night Saturday James gave her scoring honors for the Humphreys tourney. S Franks Pos. F F F G G G Keiser Mills 7 Shoemaker 17 Creecy 25 DuvaH Coley Smith Girdley and Clay teamed up to I Substitutes: Dyess—Kimbrall. scode 39 of their team's 43 points i Dell son. Manila — Dyer. Jolliff. oJhn- j in the closely played Missco-Dell; Shelton 2 son, Buchanan 3. Edwards. Sports Roundup Byars 6 R'ardson 32 Buck Peterson Tate Pos. F P P O G G Mossco Girdley 21 Clay 18 Lunsford 4 Holmes An try Allen Hubbard 2, Substitutes: Dell Garrett, Sigman; Missco — Clark, Howell, Wilrnouth. Fault of Army Move-Too Late By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The only fault we can find with the official movement to toss; Weakness S Q£ °the S oppositioTweTre Army's football team into a New Year's bowl game now and then is'that it, wasn't done trying to say, made it passible to about a decade ago so that a few fans outside this part of the country could have seen the assemble a superteam. great Doc Blanchard-Glenn Davis backfield combination in action. crop to West Point, the athletes who made up the great team might have been scattered over a dozen Missco, Gosnell Open County Boys' B Meet At Wilson Tommorrow Three games are on tap for the opening session of the Mississippi County senior boys Class B tournament at Wilson High School Gymnasium tomorrow night, but the real action will not get underway until Wednesday night when the top ranked B teams in the county go into the fray. Bragg City Wins Both Ends Of Pemiscot Meet Holland Girls/ Boys Fall In Tourney Finals WARDELL, Mo. — Bragg City Indians won both the boys' and the girls' diVisons of the Pemisco County high school basketball tour nament finals here Saturday night They beat teams from Holland ir both games. Bragg City defeated Holland's Lions 67-62 in the boys' contest. Although Holland had a 23-16 firsi quarter margin, Bragg City was leading 35-32 at half time in the close contest. Satch Howren was high poin man by meshing 20 points foi Bragg City. Close behind for Holland was Childers with 19 points. The Indians edged out a 54-50 victory in a three-minute overtim_ period in the girls' game. Bragg City led through the first quarter but" Holland was ahead 19-18 at thi half. The game was close in the last half and ended 48-48 necessi tating an overtime. Shirley Allen was high scorer for Bragg City by racking up 28 points Jo Ann Malone was high for Hoi land with 25 points. Trophies were presented the firs place Bragg City teams and second place Holland teams by Lyman Oil lard for the Pemiscot County Ath letic Association. Mr. Dillard is superintendent of schools at Wardel! and is president of the athletic as' sociation. He was introduced by C. M. Bell Hayti school superintendent and secretary of the association. Mr Bell spoke in the absence of Floyd Hamlett, of Caruthersville, county superintendent of schools. BOYS Pos. F F C Bragg Clty Howren 20 Frets 16 Houser 10 Swink 9 Teaster 12 Holland 6 Kenley 10 Reid 4 James 19 Childers 8 Kifer Substitutions: Bragg City—Sails; Holland—Workman 10, Smith 5. GIRLS Bragg City S. Allen 28 Kinder 14 Nail 12 Brock Allen Auvenshine Pos. F F F G G G Holland 16 Majors 25 Malone 5 Heathcock Smith Samforc Rogers Substitutions: Bragg. City — Wat son. Holland — Jackson 4, Neal. Intramural Turkey Trot ., EAST LANSING, Mich. (/P) — Michigan State's intramural athletic program lists 23 sports including weight-lifting. But the most fun occurs in the annual "Turke> Trot." This is a one-mile obstacle run. The winner gets a live turkey. The last man receives a goose egg. JIM BO" IT SWIMS JIM 10— the mast sensational invention n history ot fishing—Ihe artificial minnow lhat swims Ha more live bail lo buy This is Ihe lute lensatnn of Ihe 20th century. IT SWIMS—no springs, us« no fuel; i( swims as long as y°" l fiave '' m !tle * alel Swims by unique process ol balance and gfavtly fish any desired deplh—in lake stream, gull. bay. Any fish that will Stnke a minnow will strike JIM BO, This is no pd- get Looks ana swims like a live minnow This is Ihe lure ol all luies—beautiful silver leaf Tlaslic Buy one lot your (fiends also. Satisfaction .uaranteed Send il 00 only, tor each lure. Send check or cash. We pay postage Sold by mail only J A R TACKLE CO P.O 80* 741 Latjzo. fti Because it wasn't done at that time, those of us who did marvel at the flash and precision of those wonder machines of Coach Enrl Blaik are stuck forever with the job of trying to convince millions of skeptics that they were denied the opportunity of seeing the best college team ever. , Blank Wall Always we run imo a blank wall. They loot skeptical and want to know who those so called "wartime" Army teams of 1944-46 ever beat and who it was that Blanchard and Diii'is nin over and around except a lot of service rejects and downy-chinned juveniles. You can't convince them that "Mr. Inside" and "Mr. Outside" and their talented teammates would have been marvelous to behold in any season since the game began. We happen to know, of course, that they would have, but things would be a lot easier when we start describing Blanchard as a greater all-around fullback than Bronko .Nagurski, if a few more of South and West hud watched the 200-pounder burst a line apart or throw a block. They do not oven know that Doc, by repeated test, was a faster man for the first 20 yareft than Davis, who was a 60- yard sprint champion. Superteam? We always think that, in low- rating the opposition which was mowed down by Blaik's moleskin masterpiece, the unbelievers overlook an important point. But for the unusual circumstances whicl: Right 'l his Way for Racing * I foil Is! our sports-writing friends of the I drew the cream of the football BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Feb. 14 8:15 p.m. • TAG MATCH • RayPirett Red Roberts and VS. on< * Lee fields Butch Boyett 90 Minute time limit-best 2 out of 3 falls Adults 50c — Children 15c 2 one Fall Marches Roberts vs. Fields and Pirett vs. Boyett SO Minute lime limit HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS J/ Days of Action T/w/ Only High-Clam Racing Can PtociJt OAKLAWN JOCKEY CLUB SPRING MEETING February 19 *~ March 26 J 819 '5,000 features * Th< HOT SWINGS * Th< KING COTTON » TK< SOUTHLAND * Tk< 0»KUWN 8: * it, mvitw —— I3lti Rtatval o/ l/it 5)0,000 ARKANSAS DERBY on March 26 < First seeded Dyess, top-heavy favorite to breeze through the tournament, second seeded Armorel and third seeded Osceola were given first round byes. Also given byes to the quarter-finals were Dell and Keiser. Gosnell and Missco open proceedings at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the first game of the meet. The other two games tomorrow night pit Burdette against Wilson at 7:40 and Luxora against Shawnee at 8:50. TWo games are scheduled for the Wednesday night, Thursday night and Friday night sessions with the finals slated for Saturday night. One quarter-final game already is set due to first round byes. This will be Wednesday night when Dell meets Keiser at 7:30 p.m. Armorel will play the winner of the Missco- Gosnell game in the second contest Wednesday night. The four teams which gain the semi-finals Friday night will be eligible to represent Mississippi County in the District 3B oturna- ment at Marmaduke Feb. 21-26. Armorel and Osceola are expected to give Dyess its only tough opposition in the tournament. Hot Springs Gets Big Time Golf Tourney TUCSON, Ariz. (£V-A professional golf tournament in all probability will be held May 1215 at Hot Springs, Ark., PGA tournament supervisor Ray O'Brien said. O'Brien, contacted here yesterday, said, "The arrangements are not entirely completed but we are sure it will go through." H, Dane Harris had announced Saturday that he and other Hot Springs businessmen will underwrite the 515,000 tourney, first PGA affair for Hot Springs In 25 years. The tourney, which is expected to attract some of the country's top golfers, will be played on the 7.000-yard No. 3 course of the Hot Springs Country Club. It will be 'called the Arlington Hotel Open, after the spa city hotel which owns the course. Catches Big Cat CEDARVILLE, Mich. lff\— Trapping off Lake Huron on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Martin De Jonge, a Zeeland, Mich., taxidermist, caught two prize specimen bobcats. One weighed 44 pounds; the other 41. Bobcats normally weigh 20 to 25 pounds. 3A Juniors Play Here Tomorrow District Tourney Is First In History for Blytheville Blytheville's first district basketball tournament getl underway at Haley Field Gym tomorrow night with the opening round of the District 3A Junior Boys meet. District 3B Juniors At Dell Today DELL—The District 3B Junior Boys Tournament opens here tonight with four games on tap. Tonight's games match McCormick vs. Luxora in the opening game at 6:00. Other games tonight are Caraway vs. Dalaplaine at 7:00, Eiggers-Reno vs. Armorel at 8:00 and Valley View vs. Cash, at 9:00 to round out first night's play. Tuesday night Dyess plays Harrisburg, Knoble plays Brookland, Marlon tangles with Wilson and Marmaduke encounters Crawfordsville. Quarterfinals will be held Wednesday night with the -semi-finals scheduled ior Friday night. Finals are scheduled for Saturday night. Friday night's winner in the semi-finals will go to the state tournament to be played at Harrison Feb. 23-26. Wont a Tournament Score? Which One? "How did the tournament game come out?" That question probably will be asked the Courier News Sports department hundreds of times this week and chances are all persons asking such a question will receive the same reply, "Which one?" A total of five county, district and invitational tournaments will take place in the Blytheville area this week. Blytheville will be host to the District 3A junior tournament while the District 3B junior tourney will be reeled off at Dell, the Mississippi County Class B senior boys will be played at Wilson and the district junior girls will be run off at Marked Tree. And to top it off, Cooler High School is having an invitational tournament this week. So if you want to know the score of a tournament game, please be more specific. Ted Lyons, former White Sox pitcher elected to the Hail of Fame, never played in the minors. He jumped right from the campus of Baylor to the Chicago team. Fifteen games are scheduled to name the champion of the i6-team district. The tournament will be run off in seven sessions, five,.at night and two in the afternoon.. Tomorrow night's opening session of three games will begin at 6 p.m. with Greene County Tech No. 1 meeting Rector. Two games are slated for the Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon sessions with three set for Wednesday night and two for Thursday and Friday nights. The finals will be held Saturday night. Jonesboro Top Seeded Top-seeded Jonesboro is heavily favored to pick up the marbles in the tournament with chief competition coming from the three Greene County Tech teams, one of which is second seeded, third seeded Bay and fourth seeded Blytheville. The Whirlwind from Jonesboro last week completed regular season play without a loss. Blytheville - Papooses, thanks to two wins in last week's county tournament, ended the season with a better than .500 mark. T Coach Bill' Stancil's Paps hold a record of 5-4. Blytheville and Jonesboro are in the lower bracket and if both win (heir first two encounters, will meet ,in the semifinals Friday night. , Prices Set Admission prices announced by the school are 25 cents for students and 50 cents for adults in all but the session Saturday night. Prices for the finals will be 50 and 75 cents. Following are the first round pairings and time of piay: Tuesday night — Greene Cousty Tech No. 1 vs. Rector, 6 o'clock; Leachville vs. Green County Tech No. 2, 7:30; Manila vs. Trumann, 8:30. Wednesday afternoon — Bay vs. Greene County Tech No. 3, 1:30 o'clock; Jonesboro vs. Piggott, 2:45. Wednesday night — Pocahontaa vs. West Memphis, 6 o'clock; Marked Tree vs. Harrisburg, 7:15; Blytheville vs. Corning, 8:30. Can's Please Everyone SINGAPORE (*>)—Edwin Button, one of Malay's most popular soccer stars, is back in Malaya after a trip to London. But he said he couldn't get a look at Rome because the Italians refused him permission to land there. His traveling companion, Chia Boon Leong, did get into Rome. But he voiced a complaint — "a haircut cost me six dollars!" Read Courier News Classified Adi, JAMES L PEPPER Kentucky Straight Bourbon 6 years old 86 proof Whiskey drinkers sometimes don'l believe that no chaser is needed with James E. Pepper Straight Kentucky Bourbon. But try it straight...without a chaser. Or try it "on the rocks", in a cocktail or highball. It's the smoothes) drink you ever tasted. flora mill rtt Republic (Kit. 1780) SliU No, 1 in food Hutt. 4 88 Qt. 107 pint KtNTUCPCY STIMIGMT 8OUWON WHISKEY, i Y£AKS CUD, M PHOOf. JAMES I. PtfTH t CO., l£XIN«TCN. Kt )

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