The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1949 · Page 10
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PAGE TEN COURIER NEWS Gosnell Cagers Play Missco;Osceolato Meet Dell Tonight In spile of tlie fact thai mo.sl schools of tlie county are dismissed for Chris!mas, a full schedule of basketball games are on stale for tonight throughout the county. Eight games are on the menu, with tilts slated in just about every section of tlie county. Every team in North Mississippi County will see action except Blytheville. Tlie Chicks have adjourned their .season until after the holidays. * — Probably the most important at _ - . . fames tonight will be at Cosnell frJ f\f1 kA f*ln-f I/ rf\ where Coarh Roy Hon's unheralded «»CU / Y IV. 1111 Vf C- Gosnell Pirates will be shootmR for i i j .- i i j • their inth eon.w.-tlve victory wilh > f\ ftft K fnanfi \A/ir» Missco H.gh ot Ktowah furnishing j *"** (u IXCCIICT T T III tlie opposition. f -p i i . The Pirates, not considered by!/*! I ftfl nAnr^n many in lire-season Class B favor- '" ' W V» /TIUH.II ite picking, have rolled pa.st nine opponents in their first nine out- Da " Kecne an ings and have caused a considerable j Mclniyre were a-, amount o! eyebrow rais.ng In the | <jver toughies Hill comity's B circles. There'll be two games at Gosnell tonight. Tn the fir.sl. scheduled for 7:30. Oosnell'f girls will meet the strong Missco yirls' team and in the second Coaeh Hon's boys will tangle wilh the Missco boys. Miss- co's girls are favored in tile first tilt \vh:le Gosnell is ranked tups hi the second. Osceola's Seminolns, who last , c . olu • week Kot their first win of the sea- , ^ n t ( .son in three starts, renlain at home ' ~ Kecne and newcomer Red awarded ? decision .. Canny and Buddy Knox In the tag match feature Of the American Legion's wrestling bonus at Memorial Auditorium last Kit-lie ami Mclnlyrr uere handed the derision on tiie (ii-cinaliiira- tion ol Knox and Canny in the third and deciding fall of ihe match. Knox and Canny were waved to the drc.s.sim; mom bv Rrferee- I'lomoter vlike Merone- for (lieir contiimons fouling on lile of numerous warninys. >y's action in Mopping In tonight to meet Coach Charles Ken- b(| ,, t ,.„ ' ( netfs Dell Bluejays. :lf: , io|] jn |(]( , t , ljrt| n|| , ^"^ *__<>' In three games this season the | the rounds were all even at one Scminoles have won one and lost -I each. two with two of the Barnes taeini; | This wa.s Mclntyre's first appenr- with Trumann. Tlie Bl'.'ejavs have | anue here. ' The ' ted-headed -Scot played several more games than Os- ! youngster who hails from Aihnln ceola and that experience could Ca.. i.s a well-built beavvivciejil,' easily be the deciding factor tonight. A double-header is slated at * Oseeola, too, with the girls' teams of the two schools meeting In the first, at 7:30. Luxora Hays Sbiuvnre At Lnxora, Coaeh Tye Adams' Luxora High School cagcr.s, fresh from a sweep of their invitational tournament, will take on trams from Shawnee High School In a twin-bill. The first game is sel tor 7:30 with the girls' teams clashing then. The boys' game will follow at 8:30. Coach Adams' Panthers, both boys and girls, are presently rated high in the county's B circle while Shawnee is expected to cause plenty of trouble before county tournament time rolls around. Burdette's wlnless Pirates will take their usual spunk to Uyess tonight for a patr of games. Tn the first gaine at 7:30 Coach Charles Sims' girls will meet the Uycss girls anel in the second the boys' teams will clash. The Pirates have played five games so far and have lost all of them as have the girls, but hi recent games they have shown marked Improvement and are expected to be somewhat better by mid- season. Wilson to Tyronza Coach Roy Slobaugh wilt take his Wilson Bulldog teams to Tyrouza tonight for their second meetJiis with the Polnsctt County tcan The Bulldogs opened their seaso and showed promises o! befouling a top-notch grappler with a little more experience. Canny and Knox took the first round of tile Ix'st two of 1iuee falls affair in 28 minutes v.ith Kimx beating Mclotyre ill 25 minutes wilii body slams and a pin. KIIIJY then returned to take Krone in three minutes and a half crab. Kcene and Mclniyre evened It up by taking the second round in only eight minutes. Ki'ene detected Canny in six minutes with Kangaroo kicks and a body pin and then returned long enough to lake care of Knox in the same manner. In the two one-fall preliminary bouts Keene defeated Canny in 13 minutes with flying tackles and a pin and Knox won over Mclniyre in six minutes with a rolling le» lock. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 194s with Tyronza. Since then, they Imvc played but one regularly scheduled game and gained a split in it. The Bulldog teams were runners- lip in the t.uxora tournament last week and were defeated by Luxora In the finals. Manila's Lions travel, too. going to Caraway for a pair of games. Tiie Manila boys have yet to win a game but the elrls have lost but three In eight outings. In Southeast Missouri at least for aciion. BrapR City's A and B boys Invnili; Sleele for a ]>nir o( games with Coach Brnnle Wllhelms Bulldogs. Tills win be tlie second meetins between the two schools this season. Holland and Cmiter both travel tonight with Holland going to War- drl! for n natr of Bnmes end Cnoter invading Canithersvilie for two. Joe Louis Drops Ex-Sparring Mate In Exhibition Bout OAKLAND. Calif.. Dec. 20-M')— You can take the word of boxer Al Hoosmaii that retiied heavyweight champion .Joe Louis "hits Just as hard as ever." Hoofinau. sparring partner to the Brown Bomber when he was the titleholder. made the remark last „ j night after he was flattened by m Louis In a 2:16 of the filth round —( 'turn r \i us Photos IIOl.LAM.'S m.VS. (a.il.S l>ASKi:T«AI.I.|.:it.S-H«,!lan<i will travel lonigm to Warden lor a final cage , tilt before CliriMmas. The b,, y:i team mcliulrs d:,,, jthoto, (n.si unv, fnm, the Mt> Reid, Wilforcl Gestriii" ! Taylor, Harris; ..Second row, Creasy. Ashley, Coach B. P. Rogers, Nunnerly, Av,s. Bottom picture show's ! Coach Clarence utlcy and his , ir | Hoops-ers. They are <fir.st row, Carol Samford. Jean V.rdei, Bari»,-> i Swindle, Mmnie McAnhur. Geneva nt/hugh. Janet Keller. Kobbie Patterson. Geneva Purcell' (second ! row' Coach utley, Momla Duvall, Patty Bhcltmi, Betiy Chihlers, Meredith Bioudou, L'dna Gray Doris Harris '' Chicks Paired iDonkcyBasketballlOoiJO/as jGame to Be Played wi? o V^T, |n Armory Ton / hf . VV/f/? Barn/?/// of the ID-round exhibition match. A crowd that taxed the capacity of the Oakland Auditorium and attracted gross gale receipts of SlO.SaC saw Louis drape his six loot, five inch opponent on Ihc canvas. Louis belted Hoosman with a led to the jaw and then dropped him with a terrific right to the oilier side of the face- In ASC Meet JONESnOHO, Dec ->0 --'if] — Pairings for Hie •» }t\ s \l srh o,.ls enlerect in the third annual Arkansas Stale College invitational hiy'ri school basketball !o!ln, uneiit wore announced today by the Tournament Committee. The competition will he held j •5 to 7. ..Oslord i.s the i Newsmen Donkey b.T.sketb;;]) ;nakes its first ! appwirnnec i n Blylheyille in a ! number ot-years tonight when two I p . „-.„,,.„„. , „ . . Blythevllle indepenclciu teams, fid- ! , ,p" " ^VILLE Arfc.. Dec. 20. in? the abbreviated mules, dash at i A "'- Ihe man who will pilot the the Aruioiy on South Second Street j i 0 '^ a f a f. R fl « >l ' ba « lis through the — •-•••- v ! 19aO football season talked over his plans here today. The. new head football coach, Otis. OklahomaCagers Get New Offense It's Called the Revolving Offense And Seems to Work By Mlto Farnell NEW YORK, Hee. 20. Wj-Okln- hnma Coach Hrnce make Is a man who never uses the same baskelbal' tactics from one year to the next. Last night, his lenm sprang new revolving offense against City College in Madison Square Garden that broke a man loose for easy drive-In shots more than a dozen times. The Sooner* won, 67-63 "Shoeky Needy (his scout) aiid . have been working on It for a couple years." he said. "This is the first time It's come out so well." In intricacy, (lie pattern rivals that ot the sliding T of Oklahoma's Sugar Bowl fonlhall champions. Time and nenin. plnymaker Paul Merchant would start off Ihc whirling and cutting that bewildered a Rood City College five, hitherto unbeaten. "Merchant Is Just about the greatest ball handler I've coached " Diake said. The little guard scored !0 nnints and turned in an excellent 'loot 1 came. Feu 1 I'psels On other courts, most of Ihe country's ma|or teams came through wiih victories. Bradley rebounded from Its Pur- :lne defeat by trouncing Georgia Tech, 84-60. Down south. North Carolina St.ite blew a 10-pnhu lend in !o.sini> .0 Michigan. 54-46. It was Slate's first loss in five starts. On the coast. Indiana broke a tie :il (lie final minute to whip Oregon State. OS-GO, for Its fifth straight tctory. St. John's made it nine straight n drubbing a pre.en Washington iiate five, 67-M. All-winning Villanova riirl !(. 2ain. 49-45, over Loyola of Balll- nore. j Unbeaten Cornell dropped Rnl- -ers, 78-46. lor its fifith straishl. Undefeated Syracuse staaed a see- md-half drive to Lronnce Princeton. aO-48. Iowa State upheld the Bi« Seven's record against the Bi2 Ten. takiilE Northwestern. (M-54. Nebraska had it easy with Colorado State. K!-13. and Colorado won from Southern Methodist S6-50. All three games were on Big Seven courts. Iowa State was ahead of Northwestern 30-29 at tlie half, but increased (he margin to 10 points in the iirst 10 minutes of the second hall. Southern Methodist held a 46-45 lead over Colorado briefly in the second half ot the game at Boulder. Colo., after trailing 35-3? at the hall. Fifteen Huskers saiv aclion in the Nebraska-Colorado State game after the winners ran up a 40-19 halflime margin. The Kansas Jayhawks. the only Big Seven basketball team showing less than ail even break in the won^ lost column, can get In step with the Conference Names Confusing? They Are a Wee Bit Misleading .silly reason, people in other parts of | the country seem to lie confused ] about the names of athletic comer-! cures in the Rocky Mountain n-sion. Seems like evcrylime sjwrt.s win- | ers and fans In the east talk arinut Ihe main conference out here they calf it the "Rocky Mmuitain Con-1 ference." j Now, that's not i-iisht. The big conference is the "SkyliiA Six." The i members are Utah. Wyoming. Col- r orado A and M, Denver, Utah Slate and Brigham Voting. Tlie "Skyline Six" used to be the "Bin Seven." That is. until 1018. when Colorado University left the "Big Seven" to join the -Big six," which then was composed of Oklahoma. Kansas state, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa State. The "Big Seven" then became the "Big Six," of course, and the "Big Six" became the "Big Seven." However, some officials thought, there wa.s a possibility of a misunderstanding, although a .slight one. So, the popular name of the "Big Six" (old "nig Seven") was changed to "Skyline six" to avoid contusion with the old "Rig six. 1 The Name Is Clear There is a "Rocky Mountain Conference." but it's another league entirely. Thus conference includes Colorado College. Montana Stale Colorado state. Western state, Colorado Mines and Idaho state. The Reeky Mountain setup is perfectly clear to the fans out here. But they do get a little muddled, sometimes, over the names of the conferences just ea.st of here. For instance, the formal name of he "Big Seven" (old "Big Six") is lie "Missouri Valley Intercollegiate '< Athletic Association." But It's not' he league that is commonly known : as the "Missouri Valley." / The leasuic that everybody calls tlie ••Missouri Valley" was marie up until recently of Tuba, Oklahoma A and M.. St. Louis. Drake and Wichita. But then they took in De- ' troll and Bradley, which are a long rest of the conference tonight. The Jayhawks play Holy Cross in Boston. A Kansas victory would give them a 3-3 mark. In addition to the Kansas game tonight Missouri takes on Wisconsin at Columbia and Idaho plays Iowa state at Ames. Iowa. So, if you wanted to you couldn't call it the Valley" any )nore. Incidentally, while we're on the subject or confereiiees, tvhen does (he "Big Nine" (old "Big Ten") become the "Bis Ten" „,.„!„. Mayl)i , p if they're going to have member* coins In and out all the time, (hey ouaht to adopt a single name, like the "Western Conference." That wouldn't be accurate, •though, became the teams really aren't ill the we.st. LADY IN LUCK _ Pallie! Jean Bell has every right to be! pleaded with herself. Boating out of Moreheod City shf* caught these 20 and 25-poimdi king mackerel off Cape Look-! out. N.C., where they're running up lp 40 pound's and in) unbelievable numbers. ; TWO DAYS ONLY—FR). & SAT FORMfftLr SOLD A7 $5.00 BALL POINT PEN WITH A 10 YEA* WRITTEN SERVICE POLICY Wnkcfleld's Service station five will uicot tlie Farmers Bank Indc- | pendents in the donkey game- at . Class A ••pairiii'j.s: Orernc County Tech vs. .Marked Tiee, Oxlnrd v.s Walnut .Hidce. Newark vs. f!ivt)ie- ville. Leachvillc vs. Lynn, jones- I IJOTO vs. PiKsolt. I'aiaiwiild vs Monette. 1'ociihontas vs. M.niila Hay vs. Marmadukc. Class B pairings: Ncitirton vs I pendents in tln> donkey »ainc- at ' Ille " cw '"""I football coach, OtU Ian |8:HO. This game will [olloVa re»ti- j Doufilas ' met wilh A 'hlctic Direc- 'in« ; l.ition basketball tilt at 7:;to wli'ich I (<>r John Ba ™hill this morning and '.ull pit the Hiibbarrl Hardware All- '' vas to ''inch with newsmen later. Stars ap.iinst the Blytheville Aloior i Douglas will not take over 11 T!l« retired | ASC: training school, ciu-.cr many ls Grcemvav. Wilson Hardy vs Lake city. Yesterday's Sports in Brief WASHINGTON — A federal [,'OllrI denied a motion by the Washington Redskins for a directed verdict in farmer player Ralpii Rmhstrcmi's suit challenging t h e contract reserve clause. ST LOUIS — J. C. (Buddy) Brothers of Tnlsa was named the Missouri Valley Conference "football coach of the year." NKW YORK - The Mew York Giants sold [irst baseman Buddy Haas to their Minneapolis (arm iri i Man Dies V/hilcWatching Son Play Basketball COLUMBUS. O.. Her. I'll >>._ A . _ the five. f*^t until after Jan. 1 Donkeys for ihe donkey game will T1 'e 38-year-old former William lie furnished by Jack Hathaway :UKi Mary coach and player has rc- who i.s touring his troupe of dun- j ."igneri his job as trainer and .stra- keys through this section of the i legist for the National Football League champs, the pro Philadelphia fagle.s. Douglas wa.s hired as hfad coach for the Porkers last week alter Barnhill stepped down to take over as athletic director. sl;lte. I Unnkey . basketball is similar to Hend. the recular sport except that the Black i players must ride, at all times, trained donkeys. All dribbling, snooting and passing must be done from astride the animals. d^r, filled ISc «tr.. H,,rry I s.,,.,.1,• li m i,«|. A,V IURHV uieos. OKIH; STORIC— Ciiunbn.s IJndi-n-JlrKuiIcv |ni.|, si'huol basketball player scored the winning (idd S0 al [ur his team last night ininwaio tlint his father, spectator, dieri ininuie.'; b'-roir Arch J. Weber. 5:1, coll.ip.y.rt w jni,, illcliins! son J.iiinny. and ]'.' fi'ii-McKiiiloy lL-:<iiiir.ii!rs 1' inijton JliBh. The elder Wl-ij f a heart ailment. Linden won the t^aie.lS-1 •the American Assm-j DANVCM.K. Va. n,,in. lornier maiiii^e dflphia Phillies, arr to tnnnage Danville Carolina League al in Lawn Tennis Association Names Top Junior Netters YORK. Dec. 20 -on—The the naLion's young racquet .sw!ji»r;x i;i i-:c eyes of the U. S. La.vn Tennis Association, arc Gilbei: A Miijrley o! Chew Chase Md.. J.i.'k Frost of MiiiHerey. Calif. :>:»! Main.rn Connolly ol Sail Di- i'«.«. Calif. 'Ihe-e youniisiers head, respectively, ihe lot!) junior, boys nnd sirls j iv.iir;i!:^. ^innoJifiifd today, ' l:i <I'- ! linuiev. who wilh Richard Smiire., I uila- ut \c... York also topped the don- n ".!<•!• !,!,, s v, :is Kiven No. 1 unior rankni" ;• Class (iv.-r Hiniiillon Hirhartisutl of Baton I Uollae. La. Rarlio microphones arc getting nailer find smaller. The latest :s aftout the .size of an overcoat bnt- OFF-SEASON WOOD _K,1-' (iii^oliksis. the Brooklyn Doitg- <-is' utility infic-Icler. 'keeps in i-onilition (kiriiig the oll-icason is a c.urjenifis liciper in v Ticnton. N'.J. 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