The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 28, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER -V2WS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 105K Dyess Wins State Junior Crown Eagles Get Class B Title by Defeating I Pleasant Plains HARRISON — Dyess, Mississippi County's entry in the Class B Junior State Tournament here, won the championship Saturdav night by outlasting a determined Pleasant Plains team 47-38, as they took a lead in the second period and never let go. The winner of District 3,trailed in the first but turned on their championship form to take the lead and go on to win the title. Dyess Falls To Bono In 3B Finals But Eagles Go To State Event This Week MARMADUKE— Dyess lost in the finals of the District 3B tournament here Saturday, night as they were edged out by Bono 60-57. However, they journey to the Class B State Toiirney at Little Rock, which gets under way tomorrow afternoon. Dyess will have a tough game on their hands when they meet Jessieville Wednesday afternoon at 4:30. Jessieville is one of the highly regarded darkhorsef of the tourney, since they mopped up most, of the Class A teams Arkansas. Dyess held a in South-central 17-16 lead in the first, period as both teams got off to a fast start. Dyess scored 16 points in the second quarter to take a 32-25 halftime lead and it looked as if the boys from Dyess were on their way. Lead Fades Then in the third period Bono pulled into the lead by 6 points, forging ahead 47-41. Bono outscored. Dyess 22-9. in the third quarter and from then on il was Bono's night. Dyess struck back in the last period but it was too late as the boys from Bono had caught fire and held on to their third period lead. Dyess scored 16 points to Bono's 13 in the last stanza. Dyess' Joe Gray led his team with 34 points and Jones followed with 16. Bono had two men (r> • hit. 20 Pleasant Plains, Irom District 2S, wasn't even supposed to make the trip, but .they qualified after Rose Bud, the winner of district 2S, couldn't make the trip. 2fl-3 Record Dyess opened the meet with i 20-3 record while the boys from the Plains had a 19-2 record. Dyess led 27-20 at the half with Bailey and Cash leading the way. Shortly after the half Pleasant Pliiins pulled up to within one field goal of Dyess, but then Dyess pulled away and were never in trouble again. Dwayne Bird. 6-2 center of Pleasant Plains, started hiting in the second half but too late to help his team threaten Dyes?. He ended up the night with 21 points. Freeze Dyess put the game on ice with a freeze in the last period. Cash hit 12 for Dyess, Bailey and Burlison dropped in 18 to lead his* team. The finalists broke even on all- tournament berths. Here's how they were divided: )yess—Burlson. Cash, Goodman; Pleasant Plains-Sutler, Bird, Roberson; Fountain Lake-Bearden;; Valley Springs—Wells, Bryan; Oden ST.VI'E CHAMPIONS — Dyess, winner of the District 3 and Mississippi County's entry in the state Class B Junior Boys Tournament, beat Pleasant Plains to win the state championship Saturday night at Harrison. Dyess team pictured left to right, front row — Paul Lewellen, Gary Taff, Tommy Cash, Pete McVay, Carl Bailey and Dean Goodman. Second row — O. B, Gladden, manager, Billy Denton, Billy Burlison, Weridle Ingle. Dickey Jones and Coach Tom Park. Jr. (Photo by Harrison Times) Risenhoover. Dyess Bailey 9 Burlison 18 Cash 12 Goodman 8 Pitt. F F C a a Jones Substitutions: Pleasant Stevens, A'spaugh. T. P. Harris I Roberson 6 Bird 21 i Sutler 7 i Bates 3 j Plains—! Bragg City Beats kazorbacks Hold Key Holland in Finals Jo Title Race in SWC Of B Subregional Fort Smith New District Semi-pro Tourney Site Both Play in B Regional Event This Week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas, always an unpredictable element in Southwest Conference competition, has become the key to this season's basketball race. Major Leaguers Open. Spring Drills Tomorrow ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The opening of spring training tomorrow will mark the beginning of a new career for some 50 major leaguers involved in one of the wildest winier trading sprees in many years. ________„ The Hanoi-backs, in third the conference chase, place plays CARUTHERSVILLE City's Indians won first place in the Class B Subregional basketball tournament here Saturday night, beating Holland's Lions 68-58. Texas Christian Tuesday at Fort 1 Worth in the game expected to Bragg Snake O r break the Horned Progs' hope of figuring in the championship. TCU and SMU are tied for the conference lead with 8-3 records Dick O'Neal, center of TCU. within easy reach of the confer-1 Chakales, Under close scrutiny undoubtedly will be pitchers Bob Turley and Don Larsen and shortstop Billy Hunter, who came to the Yankees from Baltimore last November in a gigantic transaction Involving a record 18 players. Equal attention will be focused on outfielder Gene Woodling, catcher Hal Smith, first baseman Gus Triandos, shortstop Willie Miranda and pitchers Harry Byrd and Jim McDonald, who were among those shipped by the Yankees to the Orioles. Decisive Factors Ho\\' well Turley and Larsen perform on the mound for the Yankees may be a deciding factor in the clubs' efforts to regain the American League championship from Cleveland. Manager Paul Richards, in the process of rebuilding the seventh-place Orioles, is counting heavily on Woodling, Smith, Byrd and McDonald to give Baltimore a first-division finish. Richards has added 18 players who were on other major league rosters in 1954. The list includes such vqterans as Billy Cox, former Brooklyn third baseman; Johnny Pesky, Detroit infielder; Hoot Evers, Boston outfielder; and Saul Rogovin, White Sox' pitcher. The biggest National , League trade of the off-season was engineered by St. Louis and Cincinnati. The Cardinals, in desperate need of relief pitching, gambled heavily in relinquishing Ray Jablonski, one ,of the league's better hitters, along with right-hander Gerry Staley for bullpen artist Prank Smith. The addllon of the hard-hitting third baseman gives the Reds one of the strongest at' tacks in the circuit. Needed I'ower? The White Sox believe the deal they made with Detroit last December has strengthened their offense considerably. Manager Marty Marion thinks first baseman Walter Dropo and outfielder Bob Nieman will supply the much- needed right-handed punch. He also expects -pitching help from Ted Gray, an ex-Tiger; Bob ex-Oriole; and Al I went to a Pemiscot County team, Steele. The Bulldogs eked out a 56-54 victory over Clarkton. The score was tied 34-3-1 at half- iiament"at Ft. Smlth/Ark., tor non- time in the championship contest. professional teams Wesley Howren was high scorer for Kenneth Ray of Ft. Smith was the Indians, meshing 18 points named district commissione pervise the event. Third place in the tourney alsO| and ivill end llp deadlocked if both WICHITA, Kan. tin — The Nation- j a] Baseball Congress last week announced the chartering: of a sanctioned district championship tour- win the Tuesday night games that mark the end of the regular sea- SMU Plays Texas SMU is favorea to Deat me University of Texas at Dallas. Thursday, but the pressure is squarely on'TCU. but the Frogs, playing at . , to su- James Kifer was high for Holland ; | lome arc n i so favored. However, j tne i oss O f sUU idout TCU guard J. • with 16 points. ; points as Phipps and Caples each j planned for Arkansas. Six have al- . . Twelve district tournaments are | Steele came frum behind to get • Bryan Rilpiurick and the cham- accomplished the feat. Bno Po Thompkins 7 P Pollard 4 F Phipps 30 C Caples 20 G Minton 9 O Substitutions: Dyess ready been franchised. They will n.vess i be at Bradford, Caraway. Harrison. third place m the tourney. Ciark- tnn had a 27-21 lead at intermission. Marvin Poolr was hish point Jones 15 Ward 3 Rogers 10 Hall 3 Gray 24 - Williams , . , Hcber Springs, Monticello and Ft. , man for Steelp racking up 18 points. Smith. The Arkansas meet the winner state tournament pionship at stake could have a telling effect on the Frogs. The Fort Worth five took a comfortable lead into last week's com- champions of the Missouri at Cape Girardeau in a post series playoff for j the a spot in the 21st annual national tourney at Wichita. Bill Rejnhurt. coach of George The Detroit Lions were the high- Washington University's basketball j ests coring team in the NFL. They team, was the quarterback on Ore-1 averaged 28. 1 point per game dur- gon's 1921 Rose Bowl team. ing regular season play. j Charles Gum of Clarkton made 16 i p cl iuon. but lost it when Baylor will j points. . dumped TCU 78-68. «,,vi! permanent Irnnhinc tvpro nrn^ll!- SMU'lllOVCd Up t(l share first place with TCU by defeating Ar- basketbnll used il^ the game | k . ltlsas 83 . 69 an d Rice 86-82 in overtime. Rice vs. Aggies Rice plays Texas A&M at Col- Sports Roundup given to the fourth team by Superintendent L. L. Teaster of Bragg City, who is chairman of the Missouri Class B Subregional Com- i , cge Sla |j O ,", ;„ a third game Tues mittce. • | ( i aj . ,,ight. Baylor completed its The Indians and the Lions will; .^son with the victory over Texas, compete in the regional tourney for j Tcu stm holc | s (ne season leadership with 17-6. SMU is second with 14-9. bu —Jaibot The Second-Division Speech By JOE RE1CI1LER NEW YORK (AP) — Tomorrow is the long-awaited day when eight managers of as many second-division big league clubs will plant their spikes on their dugout steps, squint into the hot Southern sun and deliver themselves as follows with only slight variations: Class B schools which begins tomorrow at Poplar Bluff, Mo. Bragg City defeated Holland [or first place in the Pemiscot County tournament at Wardell two weeks ago. Urage City Pos. Holland Howren 18 F Chllders II Frets 14 F Workman 6 Houser 13 C Teaster 10 G G 3wmk Kifer Reid ence record for field goals for one j Brazle, released by the Cardinals. season. O'Neal has 103. The Rec- j Clint Courtney, acquired from Bal- ord is 110 set by Bill Henry of! timore, will battle it out with Rice in 1946. Sherm Lollar for the first-string catching- job. Outfielder Lloyd Mcr- riman and infielder Bill Serena are National League pickups. Ralph Kiner's progress in Cleveland's Tucson, Ariz., training camp will be followed with a great deal of interest. If the former National League slugger can regain hi.i home run punch, the Indians' drive for their second straight pennant will be eased considerably. Also on the Indians' roster is Eddie Harrison Girls Win District Tournaments TWO teams Harrison High basketball won district titles as thejj 0 ost. the veteran shortstop who lost out as manager of the Ath- Junior Girls \von over Felix Junior High 33-16 and the Senior Girls won oven Rosenwald High of Qsceola in the Negro .District 8 basketball tourneys at West Memphis Saturday night. Both the boy's teams lost out in j the first round, the junior boys j losing out to West Memphis 3'2-29 j and the senior boys going down in j defeat before the senior West Mem- ' phis squad 48-44. The junior girls win over Marked Tree in the first round 26-12 and their win over Felix Junior High in the finais ran their victory string 31 straight over a L\vo year period. This was their second straight district title. The Harrison High senior gin letics when the Philadelphia franchise was shifted to Kansas City. Tech Wonders Face Ark. State In NAIA Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS For the seventh consecutive year, Arkansas Intercollegiate Basketball crown rests firmly on Arkansas Tech arid tonight the Wonder Boys open their fight to represent District 17 in the national NAIA tournament at Kansas City, March beat Golden High of Turrell in the j 7-12. first round 38-22 and went on to Tech battles independent Arkan- win the title from Osceola. sas State in the NAIA district The senior girls go to the state playoff at Little Rock at 9 p.m., senior girls tourney at Marianna I after Arkansas A&M, second in the March 18 and 19. | AIC. meets third place Southern • : j Swte at 7:30 p.m. Tonight's ivin- Patricia Keller McConnick is the | ners meet tomorrow with the Kan- only woman ever to hold all five | sas City trip at stake. * A.A.U, diving titles in any one year. "Now,.don't ask me where we're going to finish, because I don't know. I never do any predicting— I wait and read what you fellows write. (Polite laughter) "I'll say this much, we're not FUS bad as we looked last year. This isn't a bad ball club. Give us a few breaks and we could surprise a lot of people. "We lost a lot of close ones last year where a hit at the right time would have made all the 'difference. I can think of a dozen we shoulda won and they woulda put us in the first division. "Nobody's got a job cinched on this club. I've told these rookies that every position is open if they've got the stuff. If they live up to what, they did in the minor leagues, four-five of them could be tn there on opening day. Knotheads Learn *'I never put down any hard mid fast training rules. -I tell 'em they're grown men and ought (o <• have enough sense to keep themselves in shape. Of course there's always two or three knotheads that think they can put something over on me, but they soon learn different. "There's one thing you can be sure — I'll have a hustling team. They'll either give me all they've got or they won't be around long. "We're going to do a lot more base running than we did last year. "No, we haven't got any trades on the fire right now. but I'll trade any man on my roster if I think it'll help us' Those fellows (in the Michigan State's first athletic team playing a regular schedule was the baseball squad in 1880. Brookmeade Stable's candidate for Hialeah's $100,000 Widener is Toque. He is named after the knitted caps worn by French fishermen. first division i won't give you any- they can get your thing unless ball club. "Don't me who's going to win in our league. I've got enough to worry about right here without lending to other people's business. See you boys later." GARDEN PLOWING & YARD WORK DONE WITH FORD TRACTORS INQUIRE AT 417 S. 16th ST. BLYTHEVILLE WRESTLING Adults 50c — Children 15e Monday, Feb. 28 LADY WRESTLERS Miss Judy Glover Vs. Miss Ethel Brown One hour time limit — best 2 out of 3 falls. 4 Man Tag Match Lee Fields | and Lester Welch Vs. Red Roberts and Charlie Keene ** "* 90 Minnie Time T-imit best 2 out of 3 fnlls. MOTOR CO. 300 Rrandwnv I'll ;i~M53 In State Finals Potent Pointerettes Defeat Keiser Girls MARIANNA — Keiser lost the senior girls state championship to Van Buren Saturday night, as .the Pointerettes won the title for the second straight year. Keiser trailed all the way as they went down in defeat 68-42. Nevertheless the gals from Keiser brought back the runner-up trophy to add to Mississippi County's collection. Mississippi County*, Six of the powerhouse from Van Buren bowed out of high school competition as they played their last game for the Pointerettes. but they didn't bow out quietly as they all spelled out defeat in capital letters for Keiser and four of them were named to the all-state team. Keiser Falls Back Keiser trailed 21-9 at the end of the first stanza and fell way behind in the second as they left the court at the half with a 40-24 lead staring them in the face. The Pointerettes kept Shoemaker and Creecy, Reiser's two big guns, tied up ail night and this was instrumental In Reiser's defeat. Van Buren's Crawford was deadly as she bucketed 28 to lead her -squad. Van Buren held Shoemaker to 12 points and allowed Creecy to hit 20. Keiser's inability to get oft their shots in the first half enabled the Pointerettes to rack up their big j lead. Shoemaker and Hall tried in vain to work the ball in position! for a shot but the females from i Van Buren had other ideas. ; . Van Buren placed four on the j all-state squad, dominated by Dis- } trict 3 with 5. while Keiser trailed with three. The , team cpnsisted of Joan Crawford, Monn Lincks, Gina Woods and Maris Watkins, all of Van Buren. Others named to the squad: Lou Shoemaker, Mauie Smith and Shirley Coley of Keiser; Irene Dowdy and Sue Morris of Greene County Tech; Jo Ann O'Rpur of Texarkana and Ernett Bcthuge of Stuttgart. Keiser Mills 4 Shoemaker 12 Creecy 20 Duvall Coley Smith Substitutions; Pos. , .P 1 . F. . .P. .G. .C. .G. Van Buren ' Crawford 28 ' ...Boone 12 P. Settles 6 .A. Settles . Cumptou Wood Keiser — Hall 4; Van Buren—Lincks 8, Schullz, Wood, Matthews. Camvright, Stephens. ERECT YOUR OWN "JRUSSltSS" Wonder Building DOITVOURSELF! Don'i ipcnd * lot of money b«v> you ran Jet Uuildi crewdrive i • tingle Jack Robinson Implement Co, 500 E. Main Ph. 2-2371 PACKAGED ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Guaranteed Quality We manufacture our own Hitfh Quality Ice Cream KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN Tastes Mellow as Moonlight "from the life and vigor of the erainl" I PI. Plus stale tax ere. A. 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