The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1966 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 6, 1966
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••-"••: NO LOSS — Butch Koons, senior wingback for the Gosnell High Pirates, who seems ; have lost several of his extremities on this •-•.i.'play, gains 10 yards against the Blytheville B •: Lteam. Gosnell won the game last night 6-0. 6-0 AT GOSNELL Biting the Gosnell grass in the background is Blytheville's Buddy Layton, one of the defensive standouts 'for the B-Chicks. (Courier News Photo) B's Are Beaten by Bucs '?£ By ED HAYES ';£- Sports Editor -I. GOSNELL—Gosnell High's •'" Pirates won their 1966 foot- i"£iall opener here last night, •<• -beating Blytheville's B team ' < 6-0. ':•'.'• But J.A. Smith wasn't ; garbling the Notre Dame Victory Song or any of those feverish tunes after it was ;-all over. The coach, making his .second debut at Gosnell (he was away a few years at Shawnee and Luxora) faces the fact that there is nothing- but . trouble brewing along the rest of the schedule, starting with Friday r-jnght at Shawnee. ; The Indians from Shawnee \ skinned Keiser Friday night I 41-0. • •*• •*• * = - Smith has a big job at -, Gosnell and the biggest job « is trying to get more boys ; out for the team, •i He's got a good, solid ":• group but the 26 he started \ with last month has dwin- \ died to 16. Only 14 played :; last night. It could present fStjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiinninnnmimiiiniiiniiiiiiiiiiiiBHiiiI COURIER NEWS iRehired : NEW YORK (AP) - Wes i \Vestrum, who is leading the •New York Mets to the most suc- icessful season in their five-year . : history, was rehired today as ; manager of the National League •team for 1967. ; Terms were not disclosed, i Although the Mets have lost I their last five games, their i record is 59-81. They are in • ninth place, 10 games ahead of 'the Chicago Cubs. The Mets fin: ished 10th in each of their pre• vious four years in the league. • Westrum, 43-year-old resident lot Phoenix, Ariz., served as the i club's interim manager after i Casey Stengel suffered a leg •injury in July, 1965. Stengel re; tired after the season and Wes! trum was given a one-year con• tract as manager. H Tuesday, September 6, 1968 % § , PAGE KtGHl 1 iiliniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil a serious problem as the Buccaneers get into their rugged 2 - A Conference schedule. Both teams last night suffered a shortage of go-go juice. Both had numerous opportunities to score but Gosnell only cashed in a Blytheville fumble on the Blytheville eight-yard line to post .its six points midway in the second quarter. And then fumble away an opportunity to score an extra point. * * * The major portion of the first quarter was played in Gosnell's territory until Craig Pierce passed to Mike Ward. The play was good for 21 yards to the Blytheville 39. But Blytheville held at the 26. Incidentally, there was some excellent inside fighting from both lines. The licks, the kind coaches long to hear, were crackling frequently. Eugene Lee was the big guy in the Gosnell line. For Blytheville, it was primarily Buddy Layton, Dock Boyd and Mike Sisemore. * *. * Gosnell was unable to make one of Blytheville's several bad, hurried punts pay off in the early part of the second quarter, but when the B-Chicks fumbled on the next set, Gosnell rammed across. Rick Dehaan claimed the important fumble for the Bucs. The Pirates tried two plays on the ground but lost three yards, then went to the air. Sophomore quarterback Craig Pierce pitched a TD to senior end Mike Here's How the Top 10 Grid Preps Did Friday I By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS \ Here's how the ranked teams ; fared Friday night in the sea• son opening football games: I 1. North Little Rock defeat;ed Jacksonville 27-0. i 2. Fort Smith Northside de- .'feated Van Buren 31-7. ] 3. Little Rock Hall was idle. • 4. Fort Smith Soulhside plays .' Russellville tonight. ; 5. Little Rock Centra! lost to j Texarkana 6-2. j 6. Texarkana defeated Little • Rock Central 6-2. 1 7. Crossett defeated Monlicel- i Jo 14-0. i 8. Pine Bluff defeated Stutt- i garl 20-0. .'..-A tittle Rock Catholic was Idle, 10. Caniden lost to El Dorado 45-20. In Class AA, here's how the top three ranked teams did: 1. Crossett downed Monticello 14-0. 2. Little Rock Catholic wa idle. 3. Van Buren lost to Fort Smith Northside 31-7. In Class A, the top three ranked teams fared this way: 1. Fort Smith St. Anne's defeated Waldron 26-0. 2. Dardanellc did not play. 3. Eudora was idle. And, in Class B, these were tlic results for ihe three ranked team: 1. Parkin defeated Crawfordsville 46-0. 2. Holly Grove was idle. 3. Norphlel defeated Bismarck 27-0. Ward in the end zone but the play was rubbed out on a motion penalty. However, on the next play, Pierce put the ball in Ward's loving arms again but in the opposite corner of the end zone. Ward had only to battle himself to catch the ball and rack up Gosnell's first touchdown of '66. * * * The rest of the contest was mostly frustration on the part of both parties. For instance, Gosnell fumbled away two successive punts but the visitors were unable to do anything with 'em. Another instance, Chuck Gentry hopped on a Blytheville fumble on the Blytheville 1.8 in the second half but Gosnell lost the ball on downs at the 10. Its was here that the Blytheville boys put on their best offensive show, plunging to the Gosnell 10 in 16 plays. And then fumbled, of course, Don Meacham snapping it up for the Pirates. Gosnell was at the Blytheville 44 when the battle ended. * * * Koons, Gentry and Dale Lewellen made good runs for Gosnell. Charles Hall ran very well at times for Blytheville. There were no official statistics on the game but one check showed Gosnell gaining 177 wards on the ground to 33 for Blytheville. Gosnell also advanced on 41 yards through the air. Blytheville quarterback Russ "Johnson completed a 15- yard pass to Sisemore in the first quarter. Blytheville pulled a fancy spread formation several times, a play that was inserted just yesterday afternoon. * * *• About 1,000 fans showed up to watch the first game in Gosnell's re-vamped stadium. The Gosnell band entertained at halftime. Officials were Wally Jackson, MurreU Warhurst, Russ Thompson and Ralph Vailes. All from Osceola. SIX MSN IN THE RING! Free-for-AII at Arena Jamming six wrestlers in the ring at the same time should bring a jam of fans to Legion Arena's professional wrestling production tonight. Billed to battle are Herb Welch, Rowdy Red Roberts and giant Mario Milano, against Tojo Yamamoto, Tamaya Soto and Chief White Owl. "Chief is a great big guy," said Welch, who also serves the Arena as promoter. "He hasn't been in Blytheyille before but the people have seen him on television." The fighting between the Japanese pair and Herb and Red reached the "no-contest" stage again last week in a team match. * * * The week before that they were unable to decide anything in a tag match. So the outcome tonight should be very interesting—to say nothing of excitement. To get themselves and the 'audience warmed up, Herb has arranged three one- fall preliminary bouts. Herb put himself against Soto in the middle match. The opener is a duel between the big guys, Milano and the Chief. That leaves Rowdy Red and Tdjb for the third. * * * Welch said he did not know who would serve as ref or refs. "I'd like to give Buddy Chandler another crack at it but the referees are usually furnished from Nashville." Herb says he's trying to work something out for the Blytheville boxer-wrestler. Admission are the usual 75 cents for adults, 25 cents for children, with reserved seat at ringside going for 35 cents extra. And, brother, they really go. Sale is to start at 6:30. And the bouts at 8:30. Drives Off with the Loot Hooker 'Steals' His Thunder Back Hooker Hood was never better. The indefatigable stock car ace from Memphis cleaned up about $1,200 at the local tracks over the Labor Day weekend. He applied the clincher in his supermodified sprinter last night Cottonwood Raceway where he not only won the Class A feature but the $100 bonus for compiling the most points in a two-night session (the first night was Friday). Sunday night at Blytheville Speedway he also collected the top prizes in the Class A attractions. He did it the hard way also, after working his way up from the rear, since he did not have benefit of a time trial. * * * Other Sunday winners: Class C slow - Ray Bradford, Ripley, Tenn. Class C fast — Buford Ward, Memphis. Class A slow — Carl Boyd, Memphis. Class C semi-feature — Eurbbie Hays, Portageville. Class C feature — Vance Cook, Jonesboro. * * * Gene Norman won the Class C slow heat at Cottonwood last night, while an unidentified driver took first place in the C fast. Bobby Voss of Memphis came hi first in the A slow and Hooker grabbed the A fast. C feature went to Bufard Ward. Three trophies were awarded to female drivers in the special powder-puff derby (and in this order): Alma Ward, Memphis; Bettye Bradford, Hayti, and Glenda Hill, Osceola. Wayne Woodward of Blytheville was runnerup to Hooker in the A feature. * * * Since Sunday was the last Southern 500 Winner Has Mascot Who Is 68 By BLOYS BRITT DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Darel Dieringer's lady luck is car owner's 66-year-old mother. And if Dieringe has his way she will be present for all ;he stock car races he runs in the future. Dieringer won the Southern SOO and its $20,700 payoff Monday in a 1966 Mercury Comet owned by Bud Moore of Spartanburg, S.C., and Moore's mother, Mrs. C. B. Moore, was one of the more than 60,000 spectators. It was only the second time Mrs. Moore had ever seen a stock car race. The first one was two weeks ago when Dieringer won a 250-miler at Asheville in the same Mercury Comet. "We're going to carry her with us from now on," said Moore. But the fact that Mrs. Moore has become a stock car racing fan desn't tell the whole story. Dieringer, 40, a veteran of 17 years of sanctioned racing and a few years in smaller tracks before that, finished the long grind over the Darlington International Raceway oval 41 seconds ahead of Richard Petty. The two had swapped the lead several times after the midway point in the 17th running of the race. The break for Dieringer came with eight laps to go. Petty's Plymouth brushed the tricky third-turn guard rail and lost momentum. Dieringer, running about five seconds behind, sprinted into first place and never was threatened as he won his third race of the year, but only his fourth since the fall of 1964. Petty finished second, about two laps ahead of David Pearson, NASCAR's championship leader, driving a Dodge. In fourth place was Marvin Panch, Petty's teammate in a Plym-j outh, and fifth place went to Fred Lorenzen, stock car racing's all-time money winner. Art's Aces, Thou Lose BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) -'' Dana Gardens of Cincinnati edged the defending champion! Art's Aces of Omaha, Neb., 1-0! Monday night in a playoff to win ! the Women's National Slow-1 Pitch Softball Tournament. Willhite Recalled SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Pitcher Nick W/llhile of Spo- <anc of the Pacific Coast League was recalled by the Los Angeles Dodgers for the remainder of the National League season, it was reported Monday night. Willhilc was 10-12. c&w SHIRTS, SHIRTS SHIRTS "We guarantee the finest looking shirt in town at lowest prices." .^fe. .^ C 21 ea. or 6 for $1.00 • No other charges • On hangers or folded • Delivered or at our plant or branch on Airbase Hwy. Charge Accounts Welcome! LAUNDRY-CLEANERS "Appearance At Its Best" Ph. PO 3-4343 night of racing for the sea- at Blytheville, Red Gill has decided to shift his Friday night races at Cottonwood to Sunday, to get away from a conflict with the area high school football games. Red said he'd try it this weekend on a trial basis. It's up to the fans and the drivers. * * * Hooker Hood was feeling pretty good . about the fall of things over the weekend. "Looks like I got my thunder back," he said, in reference to a Courier News story last week. Not Upset, Not Really FOREST HILLS, N. Y. (AP) - Rumors spread today that Mrs. Billie Jean King was upset, emotionally disturbed over the choice of the umpire when she suffered a surprising defeat by ah overlooked Australian in the U.S. Tennis Championships. Billie Jean, however, was having none of it. ..'I felt all right. She simply outplayed me." she said after being upset 6-4, 6-4 by 19-year- old. Kerry Melville in the second round Monday. Mrs. King, the Wimbledon champion and co- holder pf.the top ranking;in this country,-was tbpseeded in the women's bracket. ••*'•- :* * 'Rumor had it that she had been disturbed when she discovered that S.R. Bumann of Dallas 'was to umpire her match. Bumann reportedly led the drive that prompted the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association to give Nancy Richey co-ranking with Mrs. King as America's No. 1 player. 'I didn't know until after Bumann was in the chair that he might be objected to by Mrs. King," said Alexander Clark, in charge of assigning umpires. "If I had known, I wouldn't have assigned him. But once he's in the chair. 1 can't remuv* him. That's up to the referee, All observers agreed, however, that while it may have been upsetting to Mrs. King, the officiating had nothing to do with her elimination. The victory was clearly earned by Miss Melville. * * * Miss Melville, ranked second among Australia's junior girls and ninth among the country's women players, is not seeded m this tournament. She will rest today while the opposite half of. the women's draw catches up with second- round matches. The men's tournament, meanwhile, continues with eighth- seeded Cliff Richey on the sideline. He was upset by Australian Owen Davidson, 7-5, 8-6, 6-1. Ruddy Rules Waves • TORONTO (AP) - Ruddy Lewis of Seattle captured the North American OK Dinghy Championships, ending Monday, with two firsts in six races over the weekend. TRY US! BOB SULLIVAN Chevrolet-CadilMe .•'• •.- ' f« • 301 W. 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