The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 4, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 4, 1955
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PACK EIGHT ' BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NZWS FRIDAY, MARCH 4. 1965 Chicks Can Gain State Tourney Berth Tonight Against Tech Tribe Plays at 7; Lions, Hurricane Meetin2ndGame Blylheville's Chickasaw basketball team tonight can win the right to play in the state Class A basketball tournament for the second time since 1933 with a victory over Greene County Tech. Coach Jimmy Fishers Tribe, now sporting a seasons record of 27-2 with two tournament wins put away, meet the vastly improved Golden Eagles of Coach Bo McKeel in a semifinals game at 7 o'clock to determine the upper bracket entry in the state tournament at Little Rock, next week. Leachville and Jonesboro came outscored the Indians four points through with victories as expected in the third period after being even mlftnals at. tne half 25-25 and that proved last night to reach Hie ser in the lower bracket. Jonesboro breezed to an 80-61 win over Piggott while Leachville was having to battle desperately to edge an aroused Marked Tree crew GO- SB. Leachville and Jonesboro will meet tonight In the second game starting at about 8:30. Chinks Have Edge Tonight's game will be the second meeting of the season for Blytheville and Green County Tech. The Chicks clubbed the Eagles 6850 on that occasion. But Tech showed great improvement over its earlier performances in pulling the only upset of the tournament against Rector Wednesday night. And that victory was no fluke. Tech simply outran and outshot the Black Cats from Rector who did not 'appear lo be having an off night but rather looked about the same as they had all season. Tech showed good speed on their frequent fust breaks and seemed to be hotter than usual on shooting. Topped Average The Chicks finally got started after ft lackadaisical start against Manila Wednesday night and seemed to be about on par with past performances. At least they showed they could score against the close-guarding Manila team as they went over their season's average of 70.5 points per game with the 74-56 win. It was the first time in three games against the Lions the Chicks were able to score well. Tech is a hustling ball club and If their eyes are as sharp tonight as they were against Rector, the Eaglee could give the Chicks a lot of trouble. Leachville had its lianas full with Marked Tree last night The Lions to be the edge in the game as both scored 17 in the final quarter. Dan-ell Blocker and .Billy Ray shared honors for Leachville with 16 points each. Jonesboro's strong victory over Piggott last night makes tonight's battle in the lower bracket a tossup despite Leachville's three conquests of the Hurricane this season. Leachville Blocker 16 Ruub 7 Ward 9 Ray 16 Thweatt 12 Substitutions: Marked Tree Perkins 6 Young 2 Price 30 Scott 10 Smith 4 Leachville — At- kiesoii; Marked Tree — Watson 4. Jonesboro Pos. Piggott Rankin 8 F Roeder 22 Abernathy 32 F Hill Osborn 3 C Underwood 20 Johnson 1 G Osburn 11 Calwell 16 G Hawkins 4 Substitutions: Jonesboro—Muthes 4, Neff 7, Grisham, Shelton 5. Hanshaw 14; Piggott — Evans 2, Hilder, Strieker 2. Don't Try To Steal Against These Two ' TROY. N. Y. «i — Don't try to steal against this DiMaggio and Rizzuto. Paul DiMaggio of New York City and Peter Rizzuto of Peekskill are rookies in the state police training school. They are not related to the famed baseball players. CARUTHEHSVILLE TIGERS — The 1954-55 edition of the Caruthersville Tigers are: (left to right) front row — Coach Joe Parkinson, Louis Cook, Shank Darnell, Logan Cook, Bob Bartholo- mew, Lee Bennett Jones, Dale Abernathy; back row — Joe Reichert, manager, Gerald Clayton. Bob Willis, Jerry McClanahan. Bill Grigory and Mike Keaton, manager. (Photo by Sanders) Romans Leads Name Pros In Baton Rouge Open Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED I'KKSS Southern Conference Tourney (First round) Richmond 90, -WM&Mary 75 George Washington 74, Davidson 3(i Wash-Lee 97, Purman 03 West Virginia 73, Virginia Military 66 Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney (First round) Wake Forest 95, North Carolina. 82 . Duke 83, SouSh Carolina 67 Virginia 68, Maryland 67 (over- rime) N. C. State 101, Clemson 76 NAIA District 9 playoff Southeastern Okla 97, Okla Baptist 73 (Southeastern wins best-of- 3 final series, 2-0) NAIA District 10 playoff Southwestern ^Kan) 63, Ottawa (Kan) 59 (final) NAIA District 16 (semifinals) William Jewell 52, Rockhurst 42 Kirksville (Mo) 89, Missouri Central 74 Manhattan 60, Fordham 55 Duquesne 68, St. Bonaventure 50 Dayton 85, Seton Hall 67 Wichita 69, Oklahoma City 59 Ohio Univ 93, Marietta 90 BATON ROUGE, La. alter , Romans, a working professional who plays in a few tournaments each yuar on his vacation, today led the big name pros into the sec- the fourth annual Rouge Open Golf ond round of $12,000 Baton tournament. The 37-year-old Baltimore professional topped the better-known pros with a seven-under-piir G5 yesterday as the money players gave the Rouge par-72, 6.450-yard Baton Country Club course a fearful working over. In all some 70 golfers hit par-72 or better. Romans shot par 36 for the first nine holes but- sizzled over the c . f. i * A kack nine with seven birdies and Sagely UOeS into Army two pars for 29. Tourney officials LITTLE ROCK Oft — Floyd Sage-[said it was a course record, but ly's only football is going to be j couldn't cite the previous mark. service football for a while . j Bunched one stroke behind Ro- Thc former two-sport Arkansas j mans were Bud Holscher of Apple Raxorback siar, who played professional football last season with the San Francisco 49ers. was inducted into the Army here yesterday. Valley, Calif.; Wichita. Kas.: of Lemont. 111. This is the last tournament of Paul McGuire of and Marty Furgol Sports Roundup bif Ljaiile ^Jalbat Mantle Is Ready This Year \V A It N I N G O R 1) E It IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CIIICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Frances Allman, Pltf. NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since his knee buckled under him while he was E nrt L Aiiman oft ° ' racing for a fly ball in the 1951 World Series, Mickey Mantle is back in complete physical trim For the start of a big league campaign. It is an important item to keep in mind in assessing the Yankees 1 chances of returning to their accustomed spot overlooking the rest of the American League. Although a cluster of years have sped past since the Oklahoma pheenom broke in amid a salvo of superlatives and he has four full seasons behind him, he still is only 23. There is yet time for Mickey to live up to his lurid billing as the new Joe DiMaggio, and If this is the year he does it the Cleveland Indians may find their reign cut short. A Mantle hitting around .340, which was considered his potential in the mildest of estimates a few years back, and coming up back to back with catcher Yogi Berra, would give the Bombers the most deadly attack in either league. Given that. Casey Stengel could largely forget about the retirement of pitcher Allie Reynolds and the slowing legs of shortstop Phi" RizKiito. After undergoing two operations on his right knee, Mantle reporter late last spring and got away to a slow and uncertain .start. The fans at the Stadium rode him hard and Stengel grew extremely cool toward the boy. Mickey became even more silent and moody than usual under the lash of criti cism. By snapping out of his apparent BESTWAY CLEANERS Invites you to visit their NEW LOCATION Phone 2-2408 2012 W. Main Now Equipped to Serve You Better VEST AUTO LAB S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-9718 OUR SPECIALTY Custom Tune-Dps and Custom Body Work DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEMS Sold and Installed Wilh Fiber- Glass Mufflers YES! WE TAILOR-MAKE SEAT COVERS GILBERT'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY Hiwny 61 IV. Ph. 3-6742 lethargy micLseason and finishing strong-, the speedy switch hitter managed to post a final mark of .300, with 27 home runs and 102 runs batted in. While these figures were commendable—would, in fact, be relished by most players—they were not what the Yankees had permitted themselves to expect from their wonder kid. Besides. Mickey struck out 107 times, leading both leagues in that spe- ciality. the year for Rom ails. "I'm going home next, week," he said. Romans joined the winter circuit at Tucson, Ariz. He played also at San Antonio and Houston, Tex. Mike Souchak of Durham, N. C., and Bob Toski of Livingston, N. J., two pre-tourney favorites, were back of the pace but still in the running. Souchak, who won the last two winter circuit tourneys, had a one- under par 71 while Toski, defending champion, had a 69. Also strongly in the running with Reports Say A&Ms McGaha Has Quit MONTICELLO. Ark. i#i— Reports indicate that Mel McGaha lias resigned and that the Arkansas A&M Boll Weevils of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference will have E new basketball coach next year, McGana, at Shreveport, Lit. where his Texas League baseball team opcn.s spring practice Monday, could not be reached for comment. McGaha is manager of the Sports. The defendant. Earl L. Allman, is hereby warned to appear wilhin thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Frances Allman. Dated this 16th day of February, 1955. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clei'k By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Claude F. Cooper, Ally, for Pltf. Ed B. Cook, Atty ad Litem. 2/18-25-3/4-11 Southpaw pitcher Dave Koslo is the oldest player on the Milwaukee Braves roster. He is 35 vears old. Can your house BURN OUT? Yes it con. Fire often gets a long heodstart before it is discovered. Insurance . . and enough of it ... is the only answer to your financial protection. 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Snow annotmc- Louis i e(l tllc appointment of Koon yes- GENTLEMAN'S SPORT — Lief Odmark just doesn't like to rhange for dinner, so the Sun /alley ski instructor sails trough his paces in a full dress outfit <NEA) terday. Crafton resigned recently, ef- j fectively July 1. after compiling a i 6-23 record the past three years, leans, and Shelley Mayfield of 1 The Tutors won one and lost nine Chicopee, Mass. last season. NAIA Tourney Almost Complete KANSAS CITY </T)— The field was almost complete today for the 32-team National Intercollegiate i NAIA> basketball tournament — the annual top tourney for the nation's small college squads, Only four district playofLs are still hanging ami they're expected to wind up tonight, completing the field. The tournament opens Monday in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium and runs through Saturday. Ingram Loses GG Match Favorites Move Into Semi-finals Oi Big 7 Tourney HOT SPRINGS. Ark., Mnrch » Wi—Favorites pei-fomicci as expected in the opening round of the Big 1 htsh school basketball tournament here last nlglU. Little Rock, North Little Eock and Hot Springs tonight move into the semifinals along with Port Smith. The Fort Smith Grizzlies gained a first round bye by winning the regular season championship. North Little Rock, which finished second to Fort Smith in regular season play, trounced El Dorado 92-43. Third place Little Hock squeaked by Pine Bluff 76-74. Hot Springs, which finished fourth, rapped Texarkana 53-48. Tonight's games send Fort Smith against Little Rock at 7:30 and North Little Rock against Hot Springs at 9. Winners to Class A Tile winners tonight—the tournament finalists-both will represent the Big 7 in the suite Cliu:; A basketball tournament at Little Rock. North Little Rock had a breeze. The Wildcats .who are prone to hot streaks, zipped to :t 36-18 halftime lead and increased their lead durini; the second hall. Wayne Yates led North Little Hock with 111 points. Little Rock hart a harder time \vith tile steamed up Zebras. Pine Bluff led the Tigers 40-38 at the, half in a game in which there never was much difference on the Scoreboard. Brooks Robinson scored 31 points for Little Rock and 0. Dnwson dropped in 30 for Pine Bluff. Hot Springs broke a 48-48 tic in the last three minutes to nose out Texarkana. Highlight of the Trojan game was Ihe return of Bill Evans, who has been sidelined since lie was injured in a game at Fort Smith a month auo. He led the Trojans with J7 points. George Parker was high for Texarkana with 21 points. ern Tournament at Chicago. I Ingrain was outpointed by Irving Sonny Ingram, liglitheavyweightj Thatch. 23-year-old East St. Louis from North Little Rock, was the, department store worker and twic« last Mid-South Golden Gloves Sl . Louis champion, in the quarter- 'champion to bow out in the West- final round at Chicago last night. 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