The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1967 · Page 7
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Dreaded Duel Tonight J'boro Here at 7:30 By ED HA 1'ES Sport. Editor Both coaches are dreading tonight's basketball game lined up for the Blytheville High gym. The host coach Dwight Williams dreads the meeting with the Jonesboro Hurricane because he feels his Chickasaws might he looking ahead to the long- awaited rematch with Leachville here Tuesday night. "I dread coming over," said Jonesboro coach Bryan Schisler. He doesn't feel his Black Shirts will be looking past the Chickasaws or anything like that. Rather, his fear reflects the inept play of the Hurricane since the Christmas layoff and COURIER NEWS Friday. January lo, 1367 PAJE B1UHT specifically in the 57-51 loss at Forrest City Tuesday night. Tipoff of tonight's AAA- Eastern Conference duel is 7:30. There's a B game at 6. * » * Jonesboro has dropped back to the 7-7 level for the season but is still rated the No. 9 team in the stale. Schisler doesn't think they- The View from Here ED HAYES THEY'RE KNOCKING AT THE DOOR OF LEGION "There have been some inquiries from Memphis about rental fees for a professional fight card and after the last valiant but unsupported program one wonders why. With guys like the indefatigable Jack Lazarow around, I guess the fight game never will be extinct. Even Cassms can't kill it. * * * Jack wanted to show Ernie BurfonJ hw» again. Classy Ernie just returned from Paris (yeah, Fiance) where he lost a decision and drew to another. . But in another conversation with Jack again last night, I find out Ernie is heading for bouts in Cleveland and Mexico City so probably won't be available here-if they do go ahead with another show. _ Jack talked about Raymond Vega and Billy DePriest. With Buddy Chandler the rtf I Just like ole times. * * * D B. MEADOR, BHS PRINCIPAL, JUST ABOUT HIT It on the nose when he figured each visiting school in the Holiday Tournament here would be issued a check for $500. As it turned out, Jonesboro, Leachville and Paragould received checks for a few dimes less than $500. Blytheville s take as host school was about $1,000. .... . , I don't think anyone was disappointed-m the financial end. * * * Now about that other end, the unpleasantness at the end of the tournament. It was feared that Blytheville High might absorb some kind of penalty because of some outside, emotional outbursts reportedly directed at the officials. . But BHS came out of it smelling like fresh laundry in early afternoon sunlight. Johnie Burnett, exec-sec of the Arkansas Athletic Association, agreed with me that there have been too many expressions of good sportsmanship here for BHS to be hurt by an isolated breakdown. "I can't see why Blytheville should be penalized, Johnie said. * * * THERE'S BEEN A FAST RUMOR IN THIS PART OF Arkansas that Jonesboro was getting an all-star basketball transfer student from Weiner midway in the season. _ But Bryan Schisler, Jonesboro coach, checked it out and said there's nothing to it. "The boy might transfer to Jonesboro next year, I don't know about that." The coach said he wasn't too hot about getting a mid- season transfer, anyway. "They don't help you that much," he said, "and can only hurt the school they come from. * * * Schisler is perplexed about his own team right now, unable to stick his finger on the trouble. He feared a post- Christmas letdown and apparently his youngsters fell into the fearsome trap. _ "Leachville caught us flat," the coach said. No, I can't say that. They beat us. They've got a cool team. They don't make mistakes." . About Blytheville, he said the Chickasaws would miss Don Gaines in the starting lineup but doesn't figure they're handicapped with Bill Peterson in the first five. "That's where Blytheville has the advantage on us. They can go to their bench. This Peterson boy is quick. He's a threat. He could be a starter on any team in the state." QUITMAN SULLINS PLAYED FOR THE BILL SPEROS team in Cliff City mis week and they beat the Memphis State freshmen. "I don't remember how many points I scored," he said. "It wasn't too many, though." Sullins tried to get one of the Memphis teams to come up this Sunday afternoon to play his semipro Ark-Mo Kilowat- ters but couldn't get anyone because of the Super Bowl on television. So he lined up Hoxie Sporting Goods. The game is in the Gosnel) gym Sunday afternoon at 3. Some of the Hoxie stars are 6'6 Larry Joplin, 6'6 Fred Dobbs and Lavaughn Robertson the coach at Hoxie High. No admission charge. * * * FOUR-DOT DATA: Fred Mitchell, BJHS coach, plays for Ark-Mo. After the junior game Monday he hustled out to Gosnell to join the Kilowatters. "But we were so far ahead of the Air Base I didn't even bother to get dressed," said Fred .... Some people were wondering if they invested money in Wayne Woodward's proposed "City of Blytheville" entry in the Indianapolis 500, would they get reimbursed if he won anything? Answer's yes.... Since so many basketball fans are parking to the east of the gym now, there are to be two ticket gates open at that end and just one at the west or main entrance .... I suppose if I engaged in a daily diet of so-called "critical" essays, I'd be the most widely-read columnist around. Johnie Burnett of the AAA office in Li'l Rock said he heard from people all over the state about my column on the Holiday Tournament aftermath. To all my friends in Mississippi County who flooded the AAA office with clippings, apparently hopeful that BHS might be slapped, better luck next time. re acting like it. Bui the second-year coach of the Hurricane isn't ranting and he isn't raving. He's not sore at anybody. "I'm really discouraged," he said. "We're not having any trouble or anything. They just can't seem to get back to where they were before Christmas. "At Forrest City the boys played about as poorly as any team I ever put on the floor." * * » Blytheville, owner of the No. 2 label in the state, did not plaj Jonesboro in the Holiday Tournament here the last two days of 1966 but the Chickasaws were able to get a good look at their opponents. Same for the Hurricane. Since the tournament (won by No. 1 Leachville), football player Tom Tull has recovered from a grid injury to break into the Jonesboro starting lineup but Schisler. said the 6'2 senior was not going to start against Blytheville. "He's not in shape yet," the coach said. He plans to call on Robert Currie to start once more. * * * The capable Hurricane guards, both under six feet, are Scott Puryear and Phil Young. The Other forward is 6'3 Fred Mooney. At last check he was the No. 2 scorer in the league, hitting about 21 points per game. The center is 6'4 Mike Singleton. Jonesboro has a 3-2 league record. Blytheville, with only the non-league loss to Loachville barring a per- Bill Peterson feet mark, leads AAA-East at 5-0. * * * Blytheville's 6'3 Don Gaines, who missed most of the Leachville game and all of the Pine Bluff battle a week ago, started working out with the team at midweek on a limited scale. He has a knee problem. So it means 5'8 Bill Peterson will probably start instead. Or it's possible he eould've earned it on his own, coming through in elegant style at Pine Bluff with 23 points. (See Ed Hayes' View from Here column on this page.) Blytheville won 62-56 in overtime at Pine Bluff. Other likely starts: 6'8 Walt Hampton, 6'3 Ron Wilson, 5'11 Stan Williams and S'll Aubrey Bell. Tonight's fringe benefit: BHS pep band. Can Lux Hold Up? Can the Luxora High Panthers withstand another assault this week? Missco stormed the Luxora stronghold Tuesday night and was turned back In an upset. Tonight it's time for the Dell Devils to try. Luxora hasn't lost at home this year. In other prep games tonight around the area: Leachville at Marmaduke; Hoxie at Gosnell; Manila at Walnut Ridge; Armorel at Harisbug Central; Wilson at Marion; Shawnee at Missco; and in Blytheville, the Harrison High Dragons are looking to their Triple A fray with Marion. In two important Class AAA-Bastern battles, it's Little Rock Central at North Little Rock; and Pine Bluff at Little Rock Hall. Last night, Benton drove past Little Rock McClellan 59-50. New Orleans Lowers Bid For the St. Louis Hawks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nobody seems to want to buy the St. 'Louis Hawks, which perhaps is just as well because Don Ohl seems to own them already. Just as it was being learned Thursday that the New Orleans group that had offered $3.8 million for the Hawks had lowered its bid, Baltimore, led by Ohl's 41 points, broke a 13-game National Basketball Association losing streak with a 137-116 triumph. A spokesman for the Hawks said the new bid by the New Orleans group was'not satisfactory and that owner Ben Kerner, who wants to sell because of illness, was hoping for other offers. Ohl broke open what had been a tight game with 18 last-quarter points. The game was tied a 105 with 8:47 left before free throw by Gus Johnson, returning to action after missing eight games because of a knee injury, put the BulJets ahead for good. In the only other game Thursday night, the Warriors rallied in the final period and Overhauled New York 127-123 at San Francisco. Rick Barry paced the Warriors with 41 points, including San Francisco's last eight points, six on free throws. Teammate Nate Thurmond contributed 30 points and 30 rebounds as the Western Division leaders stretched their first- place margin to 8% games. National Basketball Association Thursday's Results Baltimore 137, St. Louis 116 San Francisco 127, New York 123 Today's Games Chicago at Boston New York vs. San Francisco at San Jose, Calif. Los Angeles vs. Cincinnati at Cleveland Detroit vs. Baltimore at Washington St. Louis at Philadelphia NOTICE Due to our recent purchase of Chickasaw Pontiac Company we are short on used cars ... but the ones we have are priced to sell! So, for the very highest trade-ins on your present car see us today. "Come in a cus- tomer and leave a friend." We will give th« best service available. Come in today and let's tcilk trade! Raymon & Grover Cor/ocfr See One of These Salesmen: SONNY DUNCAN BILL SULLIVAN LLOYD KOONTZ Carlock Pontiac Co. (Formerly Chickasaw Pontiac Co.) 5th & Walnut Ph. PO 3-6817 COLLEGE iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiumiiBiiiiiMiiisiiiiiiiiwiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiii 1 Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Alcorn 106, Arkansas AM&N 100 Arkansas State Jr. College 69, Central Baptist 64 Kentucky Wesleyan 93, Georgetown, Ky. 88, overtime Clemson 69, Furman 68 Tulane 99, LSU 89 Oklahoma City 97, Jacksonville 92 Mississippi St. 68, Delta St. 65 Tulsa 65, North Texas 59 Colorad 64, Iowa St. 52 Fordham 56, Columbia 52 St. Francis, Pa. 90, Westminis- .er, Pa. 75 Gettysburg 80, Lafayette 58 (BOWLING Lou White whittled 174-482 in Household Exec League yesterday at Shamrock. Ruth Gregg pegged 480; Louise Grissom 470; Agnes Langley 179; Juanita Jones 177; and Juanita Hartsman 172. Yesterday's action ended first-half of the season with Burger Broil nailing down first place. w Burger Broil ........... 48 Blytheville Tractor .... 47 Light Hitters .......... 40 Alley Kits ............. 38 Pin Bustere ............ 36 Agrico ................ 35 Queen Pln» ............ 32 3 Misses ............... 3 Hi Turkey Trio ........... 27ii All Stars ............... 27 No. 12 .................. 23 Hurst Tru Tones ...... 23 By E SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sport* Writer "Let a smile be your umbrella," the song goes. If that is the case, then Maury Wills apparently is ready for another stormy National League pennant race. Wills, the shortstop who fell into disfavor with the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 1966 season and was traded to Pittsburgh, signed with the Pirates Thursday for an undisclosed amount. He received about $80,000 last season. "He signed with a smile on his face," General Manager Joe L. Brown of the Pirates said. "I didn't have to twist his arm. So obviously he's satisfied, or he Arkansas AM&N Is National Leader KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arkansas AM&N, boasting an 112 season record, leads the nation in scoring with an average of 107.5 points per game, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics said Thursday. The Golden Lions also rank fifth in the nation in winning margn, having beaten their opposition an average 20 points per game. John Brown Univtrsity of Siloam Springs is seventh in scoring w'ith a 94.2 average. Hen- dersbn State ranks eighth in field goal percentage with a .519. . Two Arkansas teams are ranked in team free throw shooting percentage. Harding is 10th at .745 and John Brown 14th at .737. Larry Ducksworth, Henderson's freshman sensation, is 22nd in individual scoring with a 24.2 average and ranks fourth in field goal percentage with a .663. wouldn't have signed. (bander who was 11-10 last sea- If the occasion struck a happy son with four of his losses being note for the Pirates and the 34- j shutouts, came to term for an National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Results New York 3, Boston 0 Detroit 4, Chicago 1 Saturday's Games Boston at Montreal Detroit at Toronto New York at Chicago SIGNS AND SMILES Maury Nol Sorry several to be announced Than- day, the Boston Red Sox leading the way with 13. Pitcher Jack Fisher, being counted on heavily by the New York Mets, came to terms. The right-hander posted an 11-14 record last season. St. Louis signed veteran center fielder Curt Flood and rookie right-handed pitcher Joe DiFabio. Flood needs to play only the first two games of next season without an error to set « new National League record of 17 straight errorless games for an outfielder. He hit .267 in 1966 after three consecutive .300-plus years. San Francisco also signed a key pitcher. Bob Bolin, a right- year-old shortstop, who is tabbed for third base duty with Pittsburgh, it brought a chorus of the blues from at least one other National League manager. * * * Leo Durocher of the Chicago estimated $30,000. Philadelphia signed three players, and Atlanta announced it had added four to its fold. Infielder Phil Linz, right- handed pitcher Bob Buhl, 6-8 in 1966 with the Cubs and Philadelphia, and right-hander Dick Cubs said the acquisition of Hall, 6-2 in relief with the world Wills, irked with the Dodgers, champion Baltimore Orioles, makes the Pirates the team to,were the Phillies signed. beat. Wills will "give 200 per cent instead of just 100 per cent" for the Pirates, "a good club to begin with," Durocher said. Wills, who signed in his hometown of Spokane, Wash., fell into disfavor with Dodgers' owner Walter O'Malley when he left the team during a barnstorming tour of Japan, as«ert- ing he needed to return to the United States for treatment of an injured knee. Brown, who gave up infielder- outfielder Bob Bailey and infielder Gene Michael to the Dodgers, said Wills' knee trouble is cleared up. Wills' signing was only one of Agreeing to terms with Atlanta were pitcher Denny Lemaster, Dick Kelly and Pat Jarvis and infielder Woody Woodward. The southpaw Lemaster was 118 last year. Heading the flock of Red Sox signees were first baseman George Scott, third baseman Joe Foy and second baseman George Smith. The other 18 were pitchers, including Dennis Bennett, Jim Longborg, Lee Stange and Jose Santiago. * * * Besides the Red Sox, the only other American League club reporting a signing was Kansas Oily. The Athletics signed outfielder Alan Lewis. You almost finished school? (Congratulations! Now you can almost get a good paying job.) The world is full of people who almost made it. You could be one of them if you start work with a too-small education. In today's job market, if you haven't got a good education... you haven't got what it takes to compete for the good-paying jobs. Today, to get a good job, you need a good education. No two ways about it. A good education qualifies you for a better job to start with. A bet- ter salary, too. And a future that keeps on paying off year after year. So if you're in school now... stay there! Learn all you can for as long as you can. If you're out of school, there are plenty of ways to get valuable training outside the classroom. For details, get in touch with the Youth Counselor at your State Employment Service. Or visit a Youth Opportunity Center, To get a good job, get a good education Publiihtd u • public i«rvk« in taafcittim wiib i*« Adwitiitai Council Blytheville Courier News

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