The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 19, 1955 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 19, 1955
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1965 BLYTHEVII.I-E (ARK.) COUI1IER PAOEIIVB Blytheville Edged by Jonesboro 44-40 Leachville Upsets Bay to Make Finals Of 3A Junior Event Putting up a fierce battle for every point, the Blytheville Papooses last night fell under the withering attack of Jonesboro's junior Whirlwinds in a hotly-contested 44-40 District 3A junior semifinals game. In the other game last night Leachville won the right to meet Jonesboro in the finals tonight by upsetting Bay 40-36. The Paps played perhaps one of their best games of the year against the superior speed of the Jonesboro team. Though they had difficulty hitting from the field, Coach Bill Stancil's youngsters Dyess Gets Junior 3B Cage Title Game Luxora Can't Overtake Tough Champs Dyess swept to a District <3B junior championship at Dell last night by taking a 51-44 battle from Luxora. Dyess held pretty complete control throughout. The fledgling Eagles came out of the first quarter with a 14-8 lead and had a comfortable 32-16 cushion at halftime. Luxora pulled up to 37-28 by the end of the third and kept the pressure on throughout the final period, but just couldn't catch up. All-District Named to the all-district team were Davis, BrookJand; Rhodes, Cash: Cash and Goodman of Dyess; Hudgins and Stagg.s of Luxora; Williams a nd Stevenson of Armorel; Hurst of Blggers-Reyno, and Maleare of Marmaduke. In a senior girls game played at (he Dell gym last night, Manila took a 39-32 win from Dell's girls with Richardson of Dell getting 15 and Harris of Manila getting one more than that total, r.ii.xora Fos. Dyess Hudgins 5 F ,. . Jones S'.apgs 21 F... Goodman 13 White 14 C Cash 14 Barch G Bailey 6 Olive 4 G..., Burlison 16 Substitutes: Luxora—Clark; Dyess. —Denton 2. Armorel junior Girls Reach Tourney Finals HARRISBURG — Armorcl's jun-j ior girls knocked off Childrcss 35-25 last night to go Into the finals of J the District 3 junior girls' tourna-j ment here tonight. In the other semifinal game Keiser fell before Alexander. The Greene County team will meet Armorel tonight. Sue Conts led Armorel to its third tournament victory last night] with 28 points. Armorel had previ-i ously beaten Monettc and Weinerj in tournament play. Hanna was high for Childrcss with 19 points. BOXSCORE were cool and relaxed at the free throw line and kept themselves in the game several times with charity tosses. They hit 20 out of 28 attempts. Jonesboro got only 14 of 30 The game was close all the way with the point spread seldom greater than three or four points. The Chicks had a brief five-point lead in the third period, but Jonesboro fought back to take a 2-point margin going into the final quarter Technical Called Only mar on Jonesboro's fine victory was an exhibition put on by an overzealous Jonesboro fan who came out of the stands to protest when the Whirlwinds' Pickens fouled out of the game in the fourth quarter. A technical foul was called on Jonesboro and Blytheville tied the score on the resultant free throw at 33-33. Jonesboro gained a three-point edge at 41-38 with a minute and a half and put on the deep-freeze to block off chances for the Paps to get back in the lead. Leachville again played the role of giant killer last night as the junior Lions dropped a big. fast Bay squad in a tight 40-36 duel. It was the second upset win for Leachville who previously beat Alexander. Both victims were seeded teams. The outcome of the game was in doubt until the final minutes when Bay's outstanding big forward John Gulley fouled out. Won in 1st Half Leachville won the game in the first half with a 10-9 lead in the first 'quarter and an 11-8 margin for the second, to pive the Lions a four-point spread at 21-17 at halftime. Tlie two teams stayed even in the last half each scoring 13 in the third and six in the fourth Watson of Bay took scoring honors for both games with a 17-point effort. Kisner of Leachville was close behind with 1C. Gulley had 13 for Bay and E. Towel] had 14 for Leachville. Billy Wyatt, Charlie Coalter and Joe Bratcher led in the scoring for (he Paps. Wyatt garnered 12 points, Coalter got 10 and little Bratcher, with ice water in- his veins, dropped seven out of eight free throws for a total of nine points Balanced Attack Jonesboro's well-balanced attack TAPS REBOUND — Two Blytheville Papooses go high in the air to get a rebound in last night's thriller with Jonesboro. Bill Wyatt, No. 3tl, came down with the ball. The other Papoose is Charlie Coalter, No. 15. Jonesboro player is Bennie Shelton. No. 3. (Courier News Photo) At Marked Tree Keiser Wins, Dyess Loses Despite Taff Armorel S. Conts 28 B. Coats 3 McDaniel 4 Hughes Dyer Dixon FOR. P F F G G G Chlltlrcss 19 Hanna Wnkc field 5 Wodsmall Harrel Hubble Walker Substitutes: Armorel — Russell; Childress — Ivy 1. MARKED TREE — A personal scoring duel that reached was led by Falls with ii points'and! astronomic heights here last night led to an 89-78 victory for Pickcns and shciton with 10 each. | Greene County Tech over Dyess in the semifinals of (he Dis- ^'pirl'CSd 6 ^ i'Mmi l " ct 3 Senior'Girls tournament. n the second and then went ahead j Ann T aff of Dynss .set a new way in the high scoring contest with on two qo:tls by Wyatt 1(5-12. ! tournament record with 64 points Dyess. The Tech team held a first Brntchor hit to frive Blytheville aj but the amazinR effort went for nan- 'quarter lead of 21-18 a halftime 19-18 halftime lead. | ght as j» W dy of Greene County mnrgin of 40-33. Coalter and Bratcher kept thej Tpch ne;irec ] t h e mar k w [ tn 60 points j Dyess gained a point in the third Chicks ahead through most of the ,, nd t the needed help from team- i period but trailed 57-63 going into "-'- J quarter, but __ Joncsboro'sj malcs to win the Eame- |, he finals> old tournament record of 47 j ^ T was set bv Osceola's Katie iBaiiard 16 Dowdy 60 Laws 13 Ryan Morris Mi-ct Tonight l Suhst j tut i on . Dress-Ingle, Kimb- KeiRCf and Greene County Techjreil, Modfitt, Gray. , meet in a .single game at 8:00 tonight | Kciscr Pos. C. Towell 11 for the district championship. JD. Mills 2 Kisncr IB Both trains will go to the state [ Shumakcr 20 E. Towel! M , tournament at Mnrianna next week, j Creecy 35 C kicks Get Back on Winning Trail; Easily Down Paragould, 84-37 Blytheville's Chicks made their comeback here yesterday afternoon from the defeat at the hands of Rector last Tuesday as they scalped Paragould 84-37. In the B game BlytheviUc -whipped the Paragould B's in a free scoring battle that saw Blytheville forge aheac! and never trail as they used the fast break to rack up an ea*y win 67-41. In the A fame the Chicks scored at will and in the third quarter they had a 40-point lead, 66-28. 4 Chick* Doe* 10 Four Chick player* hit in the two-digit column as Freddy Alters hit 18 to Lead the tribe. Fred .Hodge followed with 16. Danny Cobb was third with 15 and Jones hit 13. Blytheville used their faat break and ran Paragould down to grab a quick 24-5 lead in the first period Coach Fisher started his subs the second quarter and then used different combinations to hold a 4117 lead at the half. BlythevilLe started hitting from 1S-2Q feet out in the second half and ended the afternoon hitting 47 per cent of their field goal tries. At the free throw line the Chicks did just as well and were never once in trouble in the entire game. Paragould fielded a tall and well- rounded squad but couldn't seem Razorbacks to Open Spring Football Practice Monday FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Slightly over 70 candidates — nearly a third of them lettermen from the 1954 Southwest Conference football champions —• will fall in for spring practice at the University of Arkansas on Monday afternoon. third quarter, but Jonesboro's speed began to tell, and the Whirlwinds gained the two-point 31-2!) cd£t? entering the final period. The points Winners of last'niiht 1 " g'amcs" willj Watson three years ago. represent District 3A in the stale! In other brackets. Keiser advanced tournament at Camden next week. Only one game is scheduled for tonight. It will begin at 8 o'clock. Bay J. Gully 13 C. Gulley 4 Holmes l Watson 17 Barber 1 I'OS. F P C G G Lcachville J. Blocker 2 to the finals with an easy 61-39 victory over Turrell. Pos. P F F G G G Dyess Benton 6 Prof f itt 11 Taff 64 James Humphreys Franks StibsMtuUons: Ray — Bl>lhcvllle Coaltcr 10 Duncan 2 Wyatt 12 Moore 5 Baratcher 9 Substitutions Po s. F P C G G Kennett 7| Hull. Long. Jonesborn Pickcns 10 Falls 11 Shelton 10 Moody 7 Jenkins 6 Blvtheville —Williford 2, Ross; Jonesboro—Jackson. Greene County Tech led all the Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia 101. Syracuse 86 Sports Roundup Bridge at Augusta National NEW YORK (AP) — We learn that the proprietors of the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta are making plans to present that wonderful competitor, Gene Sarazen, with a new bridge at special ceremonies April f>, the day before the opening of this year's event. It is not to be an oral bridge, either, but a genuine structure of steel and wood which Gene can cross any time he feels like it. The more we think about the matter the more we are inclined to feel this golfer, and Sarnzen richly deserves every foot of it. The bridge, designed by a distinguished Augusta, architect and Just completed, .spnns n small pond fronting the 15th green on our President's favorite golf course. Il.s dedication will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the doKgonriest shot ever hit in the history of golf. By Snrazcn, who else? — The story of thnt Homeric swat by Sarazen lias been recounted many a time In the past two decades, but there's always another generation coming up which might not have heard of It. This looks like o good excuse to tell it again. The situation on that last dny of tho second Masters Tournament In 1035 was this: Craig Wood, who had lost the previous year by only one stroke, had shot the last eight holes of his final round in four under par and j wns sitting in the. clubhouse with " an apparently unbeatable total of 282. The popular winged foot pro was accepting congratulations, for only one player remained out who could even hope Lo catch him. That, of course, was our hero. As Sarazen teed up on the 485-ynrd. par-5, 15th hole he needed to pick up three .strokes in the final four holes to tie W.iocl. The Augusta course, we .should point out, is no shooting gallery. Gene busted a good drive, the ball rolling to a stop about 2'20 yards from the green in a slightly downhill lie. Gene then smote It again with his spoon, nnd this time the pellet soared over the water hazard and rolled into the cup for a doublc-engle 2. You never heard such a racket ns went up. In two strokes 1 hud reduced his deficit to nothing, All hn needed tn tie Wood was par on the last three holes, and he did that without even relaxing his broad grin. Wood, shaken to his soles, proved an easy victim in the next day's 36-hole play-off, losing by five strokes. Many a longer shot than that 220-ya'rder of Gene's has found Its way to the hole, but surely never one thnt turned the day in such n dramatic situation. A double-eagle in any sort of golf commpctition Is extremely rave. You might follow Hie same for a lifetime without seeing one. No Wrestling Matches Monday of the Jack Coe revival now going on In Memorial Auditorium, there will be no wrestling mntch^s Monday night,. Mike Meroncy. promoter of the American LOR ion s p o n so red matches, said that weekly bouts have been postponed "until further notice." Co ley Turrell Sexton 4 Holt 13 Stalls. 10 B. Gil James Holland De DuVall Smith Substitutes; Keiser—Hall 4, Ashley; Turrell—L. Gill. 6, W. Teague. Procknaw and Melton. Central Tops Lange School In Gra-Y Loop With only two games left i their regular schedule, the Central Gra-Y basketball team practically sewed up the league championship with a 37-17 victory over.the Lange Gra-Y at the National Guard Armory yesterday afternoon. Lange bottled almost on even terms for the first half, which ended at 16-13, lost their eye for the basket In the third period, when they failed to tally a point while Central was stripping the nets for 16 markers. Each team scored t\vo field goals in the fourth quarter, but Lange was unable to threaten again as Central coasted in with a 20-point margin, The Central passing nttack showed the greatest promise of the year, as they moved the ball well for the better part of the contest. The mid-town team now leads the loop by two full games nnd would have to loose both tholr remaining league arguments in order for the other teams to have a chance. Bob Jacques led the scoring of both tennis with 14 points followed by team mate Terry Mullins who \vns tied by Jerry "Eight Ball" Hill of Lang with 9 each. Though on the surface a team with few shortcomings, the Porkers have the giant-killing hurdle of completly re-making an offense in 18 very short days of practice. Loaded with familiar faces from a stunning year on the gridiron, the Razorbacks will .be tutored by an experienced though virtually brand-new coaching staff headed by Jack Mitchell. The 30-year old former Ail-American quarterback from Oklahoma faces the nation's biggest job — that of changing the offense of a Bowl team from the single wing to his own split-T. Enthusiasm High Enthusiasm was running high in the Porker camp as the big day approached. Though barely six weeks away from their last game, the players without exception were eager to get started again. The feeling was that good blocking and tackling could pay off — no matter what the formation — and the players were anxious to prove just that. • Mitchell said that his spring program would feature a maximum amount of scrimmaging and conditioning. "We'll have an awful lot of boys out there to start with — so the sooner we get into the heavy work the better. I believe that we'll find out just now many football players we really do have much quicker this way," said Mitchell. There will be some natural shifting of positions in the change of offenses the new coach indicated. Four letter-winners of 1954 have already been listed for slight changes — wingback Ronnie Underwood to end; tackle Billy Ray Smith to guard; guard Dick Hardwick to tackle; and tailback Buddy Benson to halfbacw. Most of the I '54 tailbacks — including starter George Walker — will be groomed for the new quarterback post. Big: Loss Although the Razorbacks lose the services of only five of their top 22 men from 1954, the loss is great. All-American guard Bud Brooks, starting tackles Jim Roth and Eddie Bradford, captain and versatile \ blocking back Bobby Proctor (now ! on the Porker staff) and number i two fullback Joe Bill Wilson vacate their positions. The Razor- I backs have one All-Conference ; player in fullback Henry Moore re! turning. i The full roster includes 23 lettermen from 1954, one letterman from a previous year, nine players with squad experience last year, 31 numeral winners/ from the '54 freshman team, seven men held out last season, and two important transfers now eligible — Jess Deason, a tackle, and fullback Gerald Nesbitt. Mitchell and his staff wound up extensive recruiting work a week ago and have been in constant staff meetings In preparation for spring. The RIMSS course at Mtolenh. built In Ifiru, is the oldest at any American track The $50,000 Ilia- loah Turf Handicap is the nation's oldest consecutively run gross stakes. " Top SWC Gomes Tonight; Hogs Meet Texas By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Rice, which knocked Texas Christian's championship hop« askew once this season, seeks to make it a habit Saturday night as the teams play the night's headlining Southwest Conference basketball game. The Owls, defending conference co-champions but pretty well out of this year's chaw, take on the Horned Frogs at Fort Worth. Texas plays Arkansas a.t Fayetteville and Texas A&M meets B*y- lor at College Station in other conference action. The seventh member of the conference, Southern Methodist, reiUs up from only last night play Involving an SWC team. The Methodists lost 81-78 to the Armed Forces All-Stars. Fights Lost Night »y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (Madison Square Oar- den)— Ezzard Charles, 181'/4, Cincinnati, outpointed Charley Norkus, 195'/ 2 , Port Washington, N.Y., 10. San Diego, Calif.—Frankle Daniels, 177, Bakersfleld, Cnlif., out- pointed Bob Dunlap, 184, Los An- solos. 8. Philadelphia—Eddie Corm», 137, Philadelphia, outpointed B « r 1 demons, lw, Baltimore, i. Dyess and Armorel Go After Aiissco Crown WILSON — Two of Mississippi County's hottest point- makers will go against each other tonight when Dyess and Armorel get together in the spacious Wilson gymnasium to to get going, and without M. Higgins, their playmaker guard, who led his team with 15 points, the score might have been worse. The Chicks' B squad had little trouble in downing Paragould 76-41. They hit from all angles and used their fast break to wear down the Paragould B's. At the start of the fourth the B's held a 35 point lead Daniels Hif h Daniels of Blytheville led his crew with 22 points and Slayton and Huffman each bucketed 10. Paragould players couldn't get into two column figures a« Taylor led with 9. Next week the Chicks round up their regular season play meeting Bay here Tuesday night. Friday night they end regular season play when they meet the Lions from. Leachville for the fourth time this year. In previous outings the Chicks have beaten Bay once and hold a 2-1 edge over LeachvilLe. B-CAME Blytheville Pos. Paragould Daniels 22 F Maag 7 White 6 P Wallace 2 Thomas 7 C Taylor 9 Slayton 10 G Reeder 8 Huffman 10 G Futrell 3 Substitutions: Blytheville — Honeycutt 8, Whitsel 4; ParagouLd — Bryson 2, Hicks, Babcock 6, Purdy 7. A-GAME Pos, Paragould F Maxwell 2 decide the class B championship of Mississippi County. Armorel will offer smooth-working Carl Patterson, who has been one of the big guns in county scoring the past two years, though only a junior now. Dyess will counter with Joe Gray, towering pivot man and probably the tallest basketball player in the county at 6-6. But observers at the tournament bere are of the opinion that Gray will get more help than Patterson tonight and thus Dyess, as always, Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Penn 80. Harvard 73 Colgate 69, Penn State 59 Fordham 73, Holy Cross 61 Villanova 86. Lebanon Valley 65 South Carolina 85, Clemson 68 Virginia 107, Virginia Tech 59 Delta (Miss) State 71, Arkansas State 62 Dayton 80, Cincinnati 69 Western Kentucky 75, Xavler (Ohio) 72 North Dakota 73, North Dakota State 11 Concordia (St. Louis) 75, Carthage 74 Okla Baptist 90, Northwester Okla 67 South pakota State 63, South Dakota 56 Panhandle (Okla) A i M 64, Adams (Colo) State 49 East Central Okla 85, Southwestern Okla 79 McKendress 106, Concordia (Sringfield, 111.) 84 Bethel (Kan) 15, College of Emoria 12 (overtime) Northeastern Okla 74, Central Okla 73 Emporia State 79, St. Benedicts (Kan) 54 Kansas Wesleyan 114, McPherson 93 Central (Mo) 104, Culver Stockton 71 Southwestern (Kan) 68, Pittsburg (Kan) 62 Southeast Missouri 87, Northwest Missouri 50 Baker (Kan) 71. Ottawa (Kan) 70 (overtime) Warrensburg (Mo) 53, Springfield (Mo) 50 Texas Tech 68, Arizona 63 Armed Forces All-Stars 81. Southern Methodist 78 Arkansas Tech 109, Ouachita 87 UCLA 56, California 48 Southern California 73, Stanford 61 Washington 80, Oregon 60, Oregon State 73, Washington State 61 Idaho State 7«, Montana State 57 Los Angeles Loyol* 84, College of Pacific 62 Nevada 71, Calif Aggies 57 College of Idaho 86, Llnfleld 57 Western (Colo) State 72, Colo State 69 M1DWE6T ATHLETIC ASSN. TOURNEY Orambling (La) 89, Tenn State 86 (semi-final) Lincoln (Mo) 73, Jackson (Miss) M (semi-final) has been established a pretty solid favorite. First at 1:30 Tonight at 7:30, Dell and Osceola meet for consolation honors. The main event starts at 8:40. Last night, Dyess simply overpowered .Osceola, getting an easy 8041 win. with reserves playing out the last period. Gray tossed in 23 during the time he played. Patterson had another real big night in leading Armorel to a 79-54 decision over Dell. He scored points through the nets. Armorel had a 15-point halftime lead and dominated throughout. Dell Johnston 24 itamey 14 Peeples 11 Cook 1 Minyard 4 Substittues: Pos. F F C G Q Armorel 49 Patterson 18 Aslimore 3 Cooper Coates 9 Stinnet Dell — Gulp. Naney. B. Payne, R. Payne; Armorel — Lilly, Garrison, Elliott, Curtis, Elliott . Osceola Pos. Dyess Cone 2 F 8 Jones Reeves 9 F 12 Ward Lucas 18 C 23 Gray Rogers 4 G 14 Rogers Hopkins SO 4 Hall Substitutes: Osceola — Morse, Clark, Wells, Halsey, Gentry; Dyess — G. Williams 2, B. Williams 2, Darnell 10, Richards 5, Barnes. FOR LEASE N«w Cities Service Service Station 366 S. Division St. -See or Co II- T. W. Jeffries 366 S. Division St. Ph. PO 3-6919 The Finest USED TRACTORS Art Traded in on tht NEW FORD 600 and 800 TRACTORS You Can Buy Them At Bargain Prices-Easy Terms At SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Phon* 3-8951 Blytheville lobb 15 Edgmon 8 Hodges 16 Jones 13 Akers 13 Steele Takes Top Honors at Cooler Cooter Girls, Junior Boys Win in Other Tournament Games COOTER — Teams from Cooter finished in the money in both divisions of the Cooter invitational tournament here. Cooter's senior girls came away with the title last night by topping Armorel 54-48. Isbell had 22 for the winner* and Hudson had 20 for Armorel. In a consolation contest in . the junior boys 1 division, Cooter took a 28-20 win over Caruthersville as Campbell had 17 and Barnett led Caruthersville with eight. This gave Cooter a third place. Steele's juniors won the big one, however, as they powered past Deering 31-24 for the junior boys' title. Campbell led Steele with nina and Rowe was tops for Deering with 12. F J. Higgins 4 C Bunkhammer 12 G Wood 2 M. Higgins 15 Substitutions: Blytheville — Hyde 4, Stanley 2, Bratcher 3; Paragould —Wallace 2, Reeder . Quality Work Always! 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