The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 18, 1955 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 18, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER VSW8 FRIDAY. FEBRUARY is, 1955 Paps, Jonesboro Play at 8:15 Tonight Other Semifinalists In 3A Junior Event Are Leachville, Bay Blytheville clashes with Jonesboro at 8:15 tonight at Haley Field Gym as the District 3A Junior basketball tournament moves in the semifinal round. Bay and Leachville collide in the first game at 7 o'clock. fired up 46-30. The Papooses advanced in the tournament last night squeaking by Harrisburg in a 28-25 thriller while Jonesboro's Whirlwinds ran down a West Memphis quintet Leachville Wins In quarterfinals action yesterday aiternoon, Leachville rose up and knocked second-seeded Alexander out of contention with a 40-36 victory and a big, strong Bay team ousted Trumann 41-34. First Since 1953 Tonight's meeting between the Paps and Whirlwinds will be the first since Blytheville edged Annie Carr.p in the district finals at Jonesboro two years ago. On the basis of last night's performances Jonesboro appeared to be an odds-on favorite to oust the Papooses from tournament contention. Blytheville looked ragged in edging Harrisburg, while Jonesboro, though having some difficulty wearing down the wellTinanned West Memphis team, exhibited exceptional speed and alertness for a junior high team. Finals Tonight In Cooler Gym Detring, Steele Boys, Arm ore I, Cooler Girls Finalists OOOTER—Deering and Steele's junior boys tangle tonight at 7:15 to settle the title question of Cooter's invitational tournament. In the senior girls' division, it'll be Cooter vs. Armorel. Deering won a finals position by ousting Cooter last night 25-17. Campbell led the Cooter boys with 10 while Rowe again was high for Deering. He had 15. Cooter's girls, led by the high- ccoring Isbell who sacked up 35, drove past Wardell, 48-49. Caruthersville and Cooter junior boys open tonight's program at 6 o'clock when they battle for consolation honors. The Cooter-Armorel girls' contest gets started at 8:30. Caruthersville Plays Dexter In A Regional C A RUTHERSVILLE — Caruthersville's Tigers will PO against the tough Dexter Bearcats in the opening round of the Class A Regional Basketball tournament at Maiden, Mo., Tuesday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The second game on tap for Tuesday night will be between Wardell's Cardinals and the Sikeston Bulldogs. Wednesday night play will find Poplar Bluff vs. Charleston at 7:30 and Doniphan vs. Kennett at 9;OX Winner of the Dexter-Caruthersville game will play the winner of the Wardell-Sikeston contest at 7:30 Thursday night. Winners of the Poplar Bluff-Charleston game wiLl go against the winner of the Doniphan-Kennett battle at 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Finals of the tourney will be held on Friday night. Yesterday afternoon, Leachville and Alexander put on one of the best battles of the tournament. The Lion juniors caught Alexander's Clarence Dowdy on an off-day — though he still scored 18 points to top the field — and matched scores with Greene County team through the first half before gaining a 2- point edge in each of the last two periods. Kennett was high for Leachville with 10 points. Bay Holds Bay handled Trumann well though there were some anxious moments for the Yellow Jackets in the final period. John Gulley, Bay's big forward and one of the tournament's outstanding players, led scoring with 18 points. Carr and W. Staggs were high for Trumann with nine each. , In the first game last night the Whirlwinds from Jonesboro had trouble wearing down the Imps from W. Memphis. Jonesboro had to put on a freeze in the last quarter before they could be sure of their 4630 victory. West Memphis was pressed hard by the speedy Jonesboro team all the way down the court, as the Whirlwinds were taking no chances an upset. The game was hard fought all the way and not until the third quarter did Jonesboro finally pull away. Jonesboro's superior balUhandling and rebounding paid off when the going got hot. Perkins High Perkins hit 18 for Jonesboro to lead his team but No. 3 Fred Palls, a little 5-2 guard was the playmaker and although he only hit 5 points, his ball handling was a big factor for Jonesboro. Blytheville -Paps were hard pressed to win 28-25. Hitting only 2 points in the second .quarter while their opponents hit exactly none, the Paps had to resort to the freeze in the final period to win. Both sides had good defense and the evenly matched teams fought a hard battle all the way and not until the final horn had sounded, was Blytheville assured of victory. Wyatt and Moore each hit 8 for the Paps but were outscored by Harrisburg's Edwards, who had-10 Tonights game promises to be a real thriller with both teams keyed up for the big night. Leachville C. To well 5 H. Blocker 3 kinser 3 E. Towell 8 Kennett 10 Substitutions Pos. F F C G G Alexander Gibson 5 RIchey 12 C. Dowdy 18 Wells 1 Reddish Leachville — j. Blocker, Ward, Byrd 2; Alexander- Blackburn, Evans. Trumann Headrick 3 Staggs 9 Carr 9 Bobbins 6 Duncan 2 F F C G G Bay J. Culley 18 C. Culley 2 Holmes Watson 13 Long 2 Substitutions: Trumann — Wiloc- kson, R. Thompson 7,. S. Thompson; Bay — Halll, Barber 5. Jonesboro Pickens 18 Falls 5 Jack-son Moody 9 Jenkins Pos. F F C G G W. Memphis Scott 6 Wells 8 Eudy 9 Martin 3 Holmes -i Substitutions: Jonesboro — Shelton 6; W. Memphis — Shock, Thomas, Davis, Steel. Blytheville Wllliford Coalter 7 Wyatt 8 Moore 8 Ross 2 Pos. F F C G .Harrisbnre; Whittaker l Edwards 10 Freeman 6 Lamb 2 G Cunningham 6 Substitutions: Blytheville—Lutz 3, Duncan. Nelson; Harrisburg—Pilk- Dyess, Luxora in Finals 0/38 Junior Tourney DELL — Mississippi County will be well represented in the Slate Class B Junior Tournament at Harrison Feb. 23-26, as Luxora and Dyess won last night and move into the finals here tonight of the District 3 Class B Junior Tournament. PAP SCORES — Billy Wyatt, Pap center, goes high into the air as he evades two Harrisburg players to score in their game last night at Haley Field gym, site of the District 3A Junior Boys Tournament. The Harrisburg players are Donald Cunningham (No. 6) and Robert Freeman (No. 5). The Paps went on to win the game 28-25 and move into the semi-finals tonight against Jonesboro, (Courier News Photo) Missco Senior B Event in Semifinals WILSON — The Mississippi County Class B senior boys basketball tournament moves into the semi-final round here tonight after Dyess and Osceola survived the closing quarterfinal round games last night. \ Tonight's semi-final games will,peared to be a comfortable 33-15 pit Dyess against Armorel at 7:30 with Osceola playing Dyess at 8:40. However, only honor and district tournament bracket positions will be at slake in tonight's buttles as all four of the semi-finalists will be allowed to make the trip to the District 3 tournament at Marmaduke next week. Last night Dyess 1 tourney-favored Eagles had a little trouble but got by Wilson's Bulldogs with comparative ease, winning 63-41. Gray Held The Bulldogs of Coach Bob Courtway double-teamed the Eagles' j '*; massive Joe Gray and held him to|" llson only 13 points, which is quite an ] Chandler 8 accomplishment. But in doing so I Kennedy 5 the Bulldogs turned Dyess 1 Rogers I Trannum 12 loose and he whipped In 22 points Peepers 9 to walk off with high scoring honors. High for Wilson was Trannum with 12. In last night's final game Osceola's Seminoles had to come from behind in 'the last half to get by halftime margin, But then the roof caved in. Osceola Finds Range Osceola started finding the range and aided by a tight defense and a scoring lapse by Luxora, they whittled the margin down to beatable size in the third period. Then in the fourth they went ahead to stay. Luxora scored but nine points in the second half and only four of those on field goals. Osceola's Wade Rodgers came off with high point honors scoring 17 points. Barch paced Luxora with Grain 7 Tos. F F C G G Dyess 10 Jones 9 Ward 22 Rogers 7 Hall 13 Gray Luxora had to turn on the gas as they edged out the boys from Armorel 39-36 in a well-played ball game. Armorel led all the way going the last period, leading 13-4 in the first, 23-21 at the half, and 30-27 at the end of the third. Staggs of Luxora began to find the basket in the final period and when the firing stopped he had bucketed 18. Luxora had to play catch up all night and finally In the last period they began to pull into the lead. Dyess In Easy Win Dyess jumped into a 12-4 first quarter lead and hung on to go into the finals tonight. Marmaduke never threatened but nevertheless Dyess took no chances and played the first team the whole game. Burlison of Dyess dumped in 10 to head his squad, while Goodman and Cash, the team playmakers, each hit 6 to aid in the victory. Tune and Meleare each dropped in 8, as their team went down in defeat. Preliminary game tonight will pit Dell's senior girls against the Manila girls at 7:00 p.m. , The finals will feature Dyess and Luxora in the battle for the trophy at 8. Luxora Pos. Armorel Hudgins 6 , F Hardetsy 4 Staggs 18 F Williams 11 White 6 C Curtis 2 Barch 6 G Stevenson 11 Olive 3 G Stubbs 7 Substitutes: Armorel—James, 1. Dyess Goodman 6 Cash 6 Burlison 10 Bailey 6 Jones, 5 Substitutes: Pos. F F C G G Miller 1 Ray Tune 8 Barnhart 5 Meleare 8 ke — Pratt Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Niagara 82, St. Johns (Bkn) 62 Dartmouth 78, Yale 62 Manhattan 78, NYU 16 Wash-Lee 91, Richmond 86 Georgia Tech 75, Georgia 54 Furman 125, Davidson 76 St .Louis 91, Wichita 78 Peoria Casts 84, St. Francis (Pa) 82 Emporia atate 98, Kansas City Univ 66 Kirksville (Mo) 98, Qulncy 84 Panhandle (Okla) A&M 74, New Mexico Highalnds 59 Wyoming 59, New Mexico 52 Utah State 76, Brlgham Young 71 Utah 101, Montana 68) Santa Clara 60, San Jose State 57 Mississippi County Girls' Teams Win MARKED TREE — Mississippi County teams moved into the spotlight of the District 3 girls tournament being run off here. Both Keiser and Dyess tonight get a chance to make it to the finals and automatically qualify for the state tournament. i Last night, high-scoring Dyess took a 75-63 win from Dixie as Taff and Proffitt scored 63 points between them. Keiser ran away with Biggers- Reyno, 64-42 with Barbara Creecy and Schumaker combining for 47. Tonight. Dyess meets Greene County Tech at 7 o'clock and Keiser takes on Turrell at 8:20. Winners of tonight's contest tangle in Saturday night's finals. Trail Briefly Dyess last night found itself trailing 12-11 at the end of the quarter. But the Eaglettes pushed in 26 points in the second period to lead 372(1 at halftime. They increased their lead with a big 28-point third period. Keiser pretty well dominated in its contest, geting ahead by 17-9 in the first period and holding a 3619 halftime lead. In other, action, , Corning, 75-52. Turrell beat Dixie Dyess f Po i. Benton 12 F D. Snug 38 Profitt. 31 F F. Shug 11 Taff 32 F J. Camp 12 James G Ginger Humphreys G Haser Fraks G Perciful Substitutes: Dyess — Ingle Balph, Kimbrell, Modesitt, Chappie; Dixie —Morgan 1, Cooper, Fry, Wood, Flannery. Keiser Po>. Biggers^-Reyno B. Mills 17 P Nicks 6 Schumaker 34 F Gordon i4 Creecy 23 F Molencupp 22 Coley G Ulmer Duvall G Edrington Smith . G Hambrick Substitutes : Keiser — Ashley. Midwest Athletic Assn. Tourney Tenn State 96, Kentucky State 79 Lincoln (Mo) 75, Central State l Ohio i 70 Grambling <La) 101, Huston-Tul- field coach for the Indians. lotson i Tex) 72 ASC Gridders Start Practice Jonesboro, Feb.—Spring football practice got under way at Arkansas State College this week with 43 grid candidates and two new coaches on hand. The tribe, under the direction of Head Coach Gene Harlow for the first time, is seeking to better its 1954 record of one victory and eight defeats. Harlow replaced Glen Harmeson as head mentor- Assisting Harlow Is Billy Beall, who was hired this week as back- Substitutions: Wilson — McAfee; Dyess — Darnell 2, G. Williams, D. Williams, Richards, Barnes. ! Osceola Reeves 8 Luxova's hot and cold Panthers) Lucas 10 45-42. j Luxora jumped off to an early 1 lead and worked it to what ap- Sports Roundup Pos. Luxora F 11 Looney F 14 Barch C 9 Johnson Rodgers 17 G 7 Chrisco Hopkins 4 G 1 Anders Substitutions: Osceoln — Hulsey 2, Faulkner, Morse, Wells, Gentry. Charles' Return Is Surprise By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — A great number of persons who thought Ezzard Charles had disappeared into thin air after his second unfortunate meeting with Rocky Marciano last September will be surprised tonight, fighting a strange character named Charlie Norkus. The sense of relief that Ez appeared to experience after he was counted out in the eighth round of his last bout, the fact that he seemed highly pleased to have escaped with his life and virtually unmarked, caused many of the experts to conclude that he finally had gotten enough of a rough game he never particularly liked and probably would retire. Urged to Quit They were, in fact, almost unanimous in urging the man nobody knows to call it a career. They said he had proved to everybody's satisfaction, including his own, that he could never in the world whip Rocky, even If lie were willing to try hard. They wished him God speed back to his Cincinnati home and hoped he would stay tli -VO. *\ow, only five months later, Ez Li.i returned. Why he is back not ;;.;y claims to know for sure. He j ::Ui the other day that he thought a Rood win over Norkus might send him on his way, toward another title shot, but hri Is much too Fnmrl to believe thift. If every- 1 •*'ly vv'.io has beaten Norkus were to be given a chance at th« pionship it would be a matter of standing in line. Attempt to Build Norkus Some see the match, which has been kept very quiet in local newspapers, as a possible attempt to bujld Norkus into challenging size. The ex-Marine, if nothing else, can hit hard when he has a roper target. There Ls a possibility, this group says, that .the two poundings Charles took from Rocky slowed him up to where Norkus P"^ m| ^ will be able to tag him. Whatever the reasons for bring- ng Charles back to the Garden- other than (he obvious one of .supplying a television payday—the opinion is not unanimous that he will win. Ez has to be the favorite because nobody knows for sure how much Mnrciano took out of him. and there once was a time when he could have chilled the likes of Norkus in a round or two. But a number of lynx-eyed local experts look for an upset. Make Your Whiskey OLD AMERICAN Do Gridiron in His Blood WACO, Tex. VP)— "Stout Steve" Owen, inventor of football's umbrella defense and former coach and player with the New York Giants, just can't stay away from the gridiron. He has been added to the staff of Baylor for spring training. Head coach George Sauer said Owen would assist with the players on the field and lecture on defense. Owen played with the Giants six i years and coached them 23 years. His teams won nine Eastern and three world pro championships. MIAMI f/p)—Any type of tract: is OK with Saratoga—the horse, not the race track. This colt, one of the strong choices for Hialeah's 5100,000 Flamingo, has run his 12 races on six different kinds of track. He has won all but one. Fain Cleaned Bases CHICAGO I/R — While playing for the White Sox last year .Ferris Fain smacked a unique base hit. He walloped the only base-loaded, inskle- the-park home run of t,he American season. The incident occurred on June 16 against the Athletics. Outfielder Bill Wilson of the A's missed a shoe -string catch and the ball rolled to the fence. Fain and three base runners scored on the blow, Tell It to the Smiths PITTSBURGH UP)— The Pittsburgh Pirates listed three players named Hall last spring. This spring they, will have three Smiths at the training camp at Port Myers, Fla. Infielder Dick Smith hit 2M at Hollywood in the Pacilic League in 1054. Outfielder Paul Smith hit .321 with Havana in the International league and outfielder Earl Smith hit .387 with Phoenix in the Arizona-Texas League. The International Tuna Cup Match will be held on Sept. 7, 8 and 9 at Wedgeport, Nova Scotia. John Butler, Michigan State' .sophomore boxer, won the Nation- ( al Golden Gloves 126-pound title in 1053. j CAMERA CENTER • Flash Bulbs • Color Film • Polaroid Film • Movie Film • We have Cameras and Projectors for rent. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 FOR LEASE New Cities Service Service Station 366 S. Division St. -See or Call- T. W. Jeffries 366 S. Divisibn St. Ph. PO 3-6919 Four American League players made five hits in one game during 1954. They Were Ted Williams of Boston; Mickey Vernon of Washington, Harvey Kuenn of Detroit and Clint Courtney of Baltimore. COURTESY PAYS! it doesrit pajj to Driving loo fait for condition! — (weather, traffic, visibility, location) colt 1 2,000 lives tail year! i«« Hm agency for butineit and persona! insurance pro* tection through dividend pay* ing policies. Raymond Zachry INSURANCE AGENCY 118 N. 2nd Ph. 3-8815 lEMISINTINO Lumbermens Sub-Regional B Tourney Set For Bragg City BRAGG CITY, Mo,—The Class B Sub-Regional Basketball Tournament at Bragg City will begin Monday night with 18 teams entered. Tne teams are: Deering, Campbell, Hayti .Hayti Central, Hornersville, Portageville, Holcomb, Washington of Caruthersville, Senath, Clark ton, Arbyrd, Gideon, Caruth, Holland, Cardwell, Steele, Braggadocio, and Bragg City. Deering will battle Campbell in the first game at 5:00 p.m. Monday in the Bragg City High Schiol gymnasium. Hayti will go against Hornersville at 6:30 Monday night. Portageville will take on Bragg City at 8:00 and Holcomb will meet Washington High of Caruthersville at 9:30. Finals in the tourney will be held on Saturday night. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS New York 93, Port Wayne 86 Syracuse 107, Boston 93 Philadelphia 78, Rochester 73 No tie games were played in the Ez Charles, Norkus TV Fare Tonight Ex-Champ Is 1-3 Favorite Despite Age By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — If Ezzard Charles still has it, he should knock out 26-year-old Charley Norkus tonight at Madison Square Garden. If two beatings from Rocky Marciano took too heavy a toll on the former champion, Norkus has his "chance of a lifetime." Although Charles, 33, has been inactive for five months since he was knocked out by Marciano last September, he is a 1-3 favorite. There Is no comparison between the records of the two fighters. Charles is far and away the superior boxer. Norkus. 2G, has youth and a solid punch. In a few months, he has risen from obscurity to rank No. 9 among" Marciano's contenders. A .sensational knockout over Danny Nardico in Miami a year ago started the string but he.slipped back near the shadows when he was stopped by Hurricane Jackson in May. Three Victories The sturdy lad from Jersey City and Port Washington, N. Y., whipped Cesar Brion, knocked out highly touted Charley Powell and outpointed Roland LaStarza in his last three fights. Since the September night when ho was flattened by Marcfano, Charles had done no fighting. He went back to work in the gymn shortly after the first of the year, Charles, rated No. 3, says he stil! thinks he cnn beat Marciano but there is very little chance that, he will get another opportunity at the title he held until he was knocked out by Jersey Joe Walcott in 1951. Charles has an 86-12-1 record since 1937 as compared to Norkus' 26-12 since he turned pro In 19-18. The 10-round bout will be broadcast and telecast by NBC at 10 p.m.. EST. Bob Burrow, 6 foot 7 center for the Kentucky Wildcats, played two National League in 1954. 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