The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 17, 1947
Page 6
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TAGB Football Playoff System Revised AAA Divides Stare Into Three Classes And Eight Districts A new state high school football ulayoIT system under which champions will. be determined in three classes was adopted by thc Arkansas Athletic Association at a meeting df the Association in Liltle Rock Saturday. Under the new set-up thc slide will be divided into eight geographical districts. Each district is i-m- jjowered to divide its respective area Inlb tlirec classifications AA. A and B. AA teams will be those participating in the "Big Sixteen" football conference. A schools will be given this classification uy (he .Arkansas - Educational' Association, but will not participate in the conference, and IS teams will represent the smaller schools in the district. Champions from each district will be pitted against champions from another restrict for the play-olf with play boiling down to two teams which will play for stale championship. In the event a district falls to have a champion In any of «lh above classifications, a "by.^" will be placed on the championship brocket. AAA Can Cliaiigc Classification However, the Arkansas Athletic Association Executive Committee shall have Ihe power lo chws; a loani from another district to piav as champions of n district which does not have a champion in any of thc brackets to take ths place of the "bye" in lhat district, and thus~ complete the p!ay-oiT bracket. Each team shall have the privi Icgc of promoting ifself from a low er lo a higher classification al. Us own .request provided' that request Is made prior to r.Iay 1. Tils team shall remain in this classification for •two v years. Tills will give teams lhat think they have been classified too low by . the association a chance to compete in the conference if they so desire, and provided they can receive a two-thirds majority vb'te of schoqls participating ui-that classification In the district. Teams in each football district hiust notify the district that they the dlstrie-t ch: their first game, otherwise tiiov will not be eligible for the cham pionship. The eight districts set up by lh' ftssoclation arc as follows: Dlslric BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS Island Happy Happy-go-lucky Chicago Cubs find lime to clown a bit at training camp in Catnliiui Island. Calif. Coach Red Smith watches cntclici J Robert Shelling, take the bat from conch Roy Johnson * Little Rock High School Tigers WinClassACageChampionship The Little Rock Tigers, taking advantage of their two six-foot three-inch rebound artists, Center Fred Williams and Forward Louie Schaufele. swept to another state Class A basket'ball championship Kentucky Cagers ~ " Quint p Qce Saturday night, defeating a scrap-, | o • T ping Van Burcn five, 41 to 35. in DIQ I OLI \TiQ\J , The hustling Pointers from Van I NEW YOUK M . , n / (OH) .._ •Biircn were never able to handle Defending champion Kcnlirky aScd b 'to tnow fl theirown 1 shot". ™£ ^ "*»« Y' "'"'-T^" IMter jumping otf to an early, Jj^ Vi thc ^^Uo,,"! I JfuuS!!\1 lead, thc Pointers gallantly sub-, Hoeb-oiL,-,!! -r,, ^ '. ... , Ull<u milled to the greater height or u , 0 ' B .^etball roui'.iament, with hunch Tigers and allowed them to move into the lend" Into in thc players predicting strong possibility of nil "upset-of-the-ycar" by LIU. Kentucky, so loaded with talent . " UUU L11C LUiUl ULIU 111 LI1U ^ULUIKl , „ . , . " , — — • — • he president of the q , mrlcr wllcrc thcy staycd for thc ' Kentucky. so loaded with talent ;cy intend to play lor remalrder of the lilt I lhllt H le(l Bob U'-anmnn. Ifl-H AH- :hampionshlp before van Bui'cn rallied after the half- 1 America center, at homo in favor imc, otherwise thcy time intermission and pulled to "' m "° fresliman guard Al Cimi- 34. of the lnills because it preferred Cum- 'ere unable "iliis 1 speed lo Drannuin's si?c, wo: the Tigers 32 of 3 ' 1 Barnes during the seasni nslvc game. 1 "nd was a heavy favorite to retail Lone Oak Boys Win Tournament Girls at Gosnell Take Top Spot nf' Feminine Competition Ixmc Oak's A boys walked off with 4-H Club county basketball championship Conors in that division >>y defeating Lost Cniie 19 to 18 in the finals at the Gosnell tfym Saturday night. Harris, 0 1 Lone Oak led in scoring, chalking up 10 markers followed closely by A. o. Allen of Lost Cane wlth~Y In the girl., class A finals. Uos- ncll easily w on over Lost Cane, ->5 to 1} to declare themselves champions, arimcs or Gosnell scored 13 points lor high point honors followed by her team mate Bcvill with »>"»IW*1- MU.JJ1V1 LI1IC11L Vl 11:11 111! <: ,,1. ,?£.i" lc .'!! sl>1KBil) S »"d foe-toppling kangaroo. Keene and Ward operate along similar lines with Kccne holding un edge on the riifigctl methods of mat maneuvering. Both can be scientific but when facing rough opposition. l»th switch methods and turn out hard-hitting catch-as-catch-tnn work. With his fiery temper, Ward is usually the first lo change his style and can throw a fast barra«e of lefts and rights. Opening in thc evening's performance with a pair of two-man struggles. Ward clashes with Kivjil- sen in one 30-minute time limit, final game, Phillip J. i n "c-fnll prelim while Keene battles • • - : Ward Ju the other. Promised Lni'ui Hoys championship by nosing out BiackwtUer 27 to 22 In final play. Jerry Halsell. copped high point laurels with 10 markers. Probably the best game of the tournament was between Pawheen U girls and Promised Land. The game ended at a 22-22 tie forcing a three minute over time period which saw neither team score. At the close of the second over time ,-jiay Promised Land snnk a free throw to untie the score and win 23 to 22. giving them first place iu tills division. Ann Nccdhnm led the scoring with 12 points. After the Veer, county superintendent of schools made the presentation of awards and announced the all- loiirncy teams which are as follows : Class A girls; forwards, Sue Vastbinder, Lost Cane, Bonnie Bail, Promised Land and Wanda Grimes, Gosnell; guards. Stella Cain, Gos- ncll. Brown, Gosnell and McKec, Lost Cane. Class A boys; forwards, Johnnie -Dticlos, Promised Land and A. O. Alien, .Lost Cane, center, Atlas Boies, Lone Oak, Guards, Gerald Reagan, Gosnell and Morris, Lone Oak. Class n. boys; forwards, J. W. May, p.iwhcen, and Billy Ketchum, | liiackwatcr. Center. Lafay Johnson, Promised Land. Guards. Harold Bunn. Recce and Wayne Gullcy, Lost Cane. Class B Gi Ncedham, pro Johnson, Pawheen, and Haygood. Box Elder. Guards. Bobbie Byrd, Pawhceu, Paula Asiiby, Promised Land nnd Joyce Lutes, Lost Cane. Rough Match Looms Tonight For Wrestlers A rough-and-ready tag tanglj ij sluted to tome off tonight when Charlie Keene mid stocky Knoli- sen collide with Tommy Ward and Jack Moody on the Legion Arena mat. Moody returns after several weeks' absence to bring back thc powerhouse operations lie previously displayed against such mnnijlers a;. Bill Canny and Red Roberts and the Welch boys. Joe and Jack. His favorite and often winning hold—a Strangle!- Lewis head-lock—has written finis to a number of falh and is expected lo give Keene and thc Norwegian something to think about.' Kncilsen will provide ample competition for Moody in the rough- (intl-tuiiiblc department with his Baseball Team, Track Stars to Begin Practice p*-"' Coach Bill Godwin announced today that practice of the Blythe- vllle High School track and baseball teams will gel under way next Monday, Coach Godwin said, that this will , be the first time in approximately I five years that Blvthevillo has had a track o i' baseball team active in. i county or district competition. j A county league lias been worked lids; forwards, Aunt 011 !' wlt " slx teams so far entered, romlsed Laud, Marv Schedules will be worked out at a vhecn, and Haveood. latcr <latc ' coach Godwin said. Teams that have entered the league are, Blytheville, Deli. Osce- o!a, Qosnell, Manila and Armorcl. District 3-Lciay,' Greene. Craig' Foinsett and Mississippi •.•01111- pion s as Jonesboro crept, ..,. ,.. ...._ ^ Tigers in the last .period while the called "the best coach in tile bu7 Tims attempted lo freeze the -ball, ness at preparing a team [or oiie Sebastlan, Logan, Yell, Scotti 'oik, Montgomery and Garlari'J bunties. District 5—Van Bnren, -Conway; Faulkner, Perry, Saline, PuJaski, Lonoke, Grant ana Hot .Springs counties. • District S—Cross, Crittenden, SI. Jonestoro's stalwart guard, Jimmf threw his team's chances to Playoff Round .y : To Decide Big s",Golf Tournament District 4—Franklin John v on i" 1 ""--- *-...,... ...^ (...uuio *.jji*'m.o >•" - • • • ' the wind In the final period. With the score standing at 49 to 44 and four minutes left to play Sloan missed three charity tosses in a row. which if macEs, would have spelled victory for the 'Hurricane. Donaldson's Red Devils, Distric Fix champions, defeated thc Strong .Bulldogs, an invited team from District Nine, to win the Class B championship 41 to 24. big game." 'A" and "B" Winners to Tangle ARKADELPHIA, .Ark.. March 11. (UP)--Tlie Stale High School basketball championship game, featuring the strong Little Rock and' Donaldson quintets, 'Will be played here at the 'Henderson College Gymnasium Wednesday night, according to tcnlallve arrangements. •Bolh squads are from District 6. and Little Rock took Ihc Class "A" crown by an impressive victory over Van Buren, 4i to 35. Donaldson wrappsd up the Class "B" title after trouncing the cagers from Strong High School. 41 to 24. The playoff between the Class "A" and Class "B" titlcholdei's will be the first since 1939. Memphis Chicks Defcut Barons in Exhibition Tiit BILOXI, Miss., March 17.—(UP) —The Birmingham Barons \veut back to routine spring traintiug today after yesterday's 7 to 6 loss o Memphis here in their first exhibition game. General Manager :ddie Glcnnon used nearly all the iarons. Zcb Eaton, an outfielder . Irade, started on the hill for Birmingham, followed by Tcgan mcl Luges. by HVcaring new glasses. Giants' .Manager Mel Olt watcher the (New Yorks workout in train- l. in? camn in Phoenix, Ariz. ^ Francis, Prairie, Lee,.Monroe, Phillips and Arkansas counties. Distnct '/—Pike, Clark. Dallas. Scvicr. Howard. Little River, Hempstcacl, Nevada. Ouachita, Calhoun. Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, and Union counties. District 8—Jefferson. Cleveland, Lincoln, Bradley, Drew. Dcsha, Ash- Icy and Chlcot counties. Out of these eight districts, only five of them have teams now lep-e• scnted in the "Big Sixteen" conference with districts one, two.and six having none. In thc event no team from these three districts is to be entered in the class AA play- on, the state athletic association may choose a school from another district, which has an AA rr.tln;; bul Is not champion from its own district to play for the district not furnishing » team for the play-olf. The same applies for the other classifications. Former Teacher Shows Speed in Pilots Contest TAMPA, Fla.. March 17.—(UP)— A former Palnesvillc, O., teacher, •Uarge Hurlburt, today was Ihe io!dcr of a new world speed record ior .women pilots after her 2,000, horsepower converted Navy Corsair roared over a three - kilometer course here at 337.035 miles per hour. ( In winning the speed trial, part of the all-women air show sponsored by thc 90'ers. a national organization of women pilots, thc shy brunctle broke the picVlous rk of 292.271 established at Detroit in 1031 by Jacqueline Cochrane. More than 70 female aviators look part in a demonstration of acrobatics and trick flying. Bo& " GOT HER CHEST IN A VISE? Get .'.¥. MENTHOLATUM child's ( forlinff ""'"""" irritating mnl Rkin ' IU com n . OUR ,, in( ,. JACKSONVILLE, Pla., 'March 'ti. (UP>- "Honest Lew" Worsham of Washington, D. C., and Clayton Heafncr of Charlotte. N. C.. will meet In a special 18-hole playoff today for first place In thc S10.000 Jacksonville Open golf tournament i.t the Hycle Park course. The playoff was made necessary yesterday when the two professionals tied for lop honors over -12 holes with Identical cards of 281. Worshrtm forfeited a one-stroke victory when he insisted ou being penalized a stroke on thc tfith green, saying that he had accirlcntall;,' nudged the ball with his club while squaring off for n shot. The winner will receive $2.009. the runner-up $1,500. Crackers Lose to Millers GAINESVILLE. Pin.. March 17.(UP)—Shutout until the ninth, the Minneapolis Millers scored rive iinies in the final frame after two were out and bested the Atlanta Irackers in an exhibition tilt, 5 to 3. Righthander Pete Bryant, was the victim of the Miller rally. The Crackers' Charley Trippi lashed a triple ana coasted runnc on a single tiy Tom Saffell for the first ally of thc game in thp_ third inning. Meanwhile, at Ocala. Fla.. Powerhouse Logan led the Atlanta "B" squad to an 8-0 win over another Minneapolis nine. of the Florida State Baseball League for thc reinstatement of Homer Smith. Deland club president. Prompted by a suggest ion ;lmt it was "for the best interests of the game." league directors yesterday 1 voted unanimously for Smith's reinstatement and immediately decided to dispatch an appeal to Clinnri- Lookouts Win SANFORD,: Fla.. March 17. — I.UP)—The Chattanooga Lookouts scored seven runs in a 10th inuiiiR batting spree yesterday and downed the Toledo Mudhcns in an exhibition clash. 8-1. Jack Lnvcllc's homer paced the Lookout's spree. Marvin slovens and Jack Gutierrez divided thc flinging for the victors. Icr. Smith is under a one-year suspension following a diamond dispute last August when lie slapped Umpire Ross Crncilla. Chandler to Get Appeal DELAND. Fla.. March 17. itjl') — Baseball Commissioner A. 13. Ulap- py) Chandler was expected to receive an appeal today trom director-. CASH You Get $100 $150 $200 $3OO $500 $750 Monttily PaymenU For UMonlhit $9.25 13.88 18.50 27.75 46.25 69.38 $10OO | 92.50 tlnclucfal Ovdil Vlfo Iniuranc* MONEY FOR EMERGENCIES ' money in a hurry, get rf from G.C.P.C. 7olce a year to repay. Compare our rates. 32 W. ASH ST. BLVTKEVIILE GENERAL CONTRACT PURCHASE - , ,. - , ^. CORPORATION ' ' ', * ^- '" *' ''^ Drawing Cards , t MONDAY, MARCH £7, 1<M7 carried on spring truinlnu In his absence. 'Til like to surprise my husband with some trout flics'—(lie kind . that Inok nice nri a JadVs hat." Travelers to Play State Teachers Team Wednesday LITTLE ROCK. March 17. (UP) —The Little Rock Travelers Ijag.ii'. intensive training today in preparation for the, first same this weak of their 13-game pie-season tour. Bill Dickey's men play Arkansas State Teachers College In Conway Wednesday. From Conway thev B'. by bus lo Shreveport for :\ two- game scries with the Texas League Sports Saturday and Sunday, am then move into Texas for nine days Bill Die-key was still confined V ins bed today with an attack of flu while Hob Seeds and Earl Browru courier Hews WZM Ads. luv.i tf-Oiti uFftn t--j.+t THE QUINTUPLETS always me this great nib for COUGHS', COLDS CUd'.Mild Open G::iO p.m.; Sliuw Starts 7 p.m. We Guarantee [ RECAPPING I with i Hawkinson Treads 1 Let Your Next Tires Be J GENERALS I Cost More — Worth Mitre" MODINGER TIRE CO. ; 416 E. Main Phone 2201 • This Schctilcy whiskey, millions any, Brings Sunnyjlorning Taste your nay BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA i> je V° WBS ' 1 ,' ADM 'SSION PRICK ANYWHEHK! Reserved Seats or. fr.tle al the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. 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