Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News — Thursday, January 23, 1987 — Page EIev« LEACHVILLE, TOO Tough for Paps ^ftf ' • Nash Might Quit Shoots JONESBORO - Another tough one. Blytheville Junior High Papoosses lost a- nolher tough one last night, getting nipped 39-35 by the MacArthur Cadets in the Jonesboro Junior High basketball tournament. Fred Mitchell's Paps now have a 6-5 season record. The five setbacks were by four points or less. The victory gave the Jonesboro Cadets a 2-1 jump on the Blytheville club this and eliminated the Paps from the tourney. In other eliminations, Bay beat Harrisburg and sharp Oak Grove surprised Leachville. Semifinals are tonight. * * * The Papooses and the Cadets were locked 11-1 after a quarter, with the Jonesboro boys moving to a 24-19 midway lead. The Paps broke to the front 33-31 after three quarters but didn't have it when they needed it. They missed at least three easy layins, a few other shots, and made a couple costly defensive mistakes at the end. One of the mistakes, really, was a gamble as they gunned for the ball and left their basket open at game's end. Dee Human netted 13 Blytheville points and Tommy Totnpkins drilled 12. Blytheville scorers: Jim Ross 6 and Newell-Jerome 4. * * * "They have a real ball club," said Mitchell about the Csdets. "They made 50 per cent from the field. We only made 39 per cent but it was good enough to stay with 'em. We just didn't have it when we needed it at the end." It was some consolation when one of the officials remarked it was the best game of the tournament so. far. Blytheville's next game is at home Monday night against Kennett. Details of the Leachville game were not available. Classic Golf Foul-Up In Pro-Am Prelude at LA CONWAY, Ark. (AP) An Arkansas freshman basketball player has told friends that he will enroll at Hcndrix College here for the second semester. Dwayne Nash, a (i-foot-6 former Greenbrier star, had been seeing considerable action with the Shoats. since the University of Toledo |t(ic Rockets to their easy Mid- COLLEGE ROUNDUP; HOLY TOLEDO! See the Rockets' Red Glare? By TED MEIEK Associated Press Sports Writer It's boon more than a decade G-foot-6 sophomore, threw in 23 points to lead | Oklahoma City 92-82, West Virginia defeated Detroit 97-81, Temple crushed Lafayette 78-49 and Villanova routed Penn 71-54 By BOB MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES. (AP),- The 41st annual Los Angeles Open - Golf .Tournament, a purse identified — moved the position of several cups after play began. Golfer, 86, Defending His Title WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When the contestants in the 28th annual PGA Seniors' Teacher Trophy Championship convene for their daily sunset vigil their talk often veers to golf right after the war. With the 402 contenders all more than 50 years 6f age, the war they refer to more often than not is World War I. But when George Livingstone of Nashville, Tenn., tosses in an observation it could be the Spanish-American War he is thinking about. * * * He is an 86-year-old defending champion in Division 8, for players over 85. A year ago he went around the national PGA course, where par is 36-36-72, in 47-48-95. Then he participated in a driving contest for super seniors Rockets have been a power in college basketball. Today they can be classified as equal to the top-ranked UCLA Bruins Jn at least one respect. The Rockets and the Bruins are Hie only undefeated major teams in the country. The unranked Rockets made it 12 in a row with a 94-70 road victory over Kent State Wednesday night. This compares to UCLA's 14 straight for the sea- American Conference triumph in other Wednesday games. over the Golden Flashes. * * * "I don't know what the future holds, but right now I'm very happy," said Bobby Nichols, whose goal is to win Toledo's first Mid-American crown in 12 years in his second season as head coach for the Rockets. Dayton whipped Canisius 8359, Rutgers downed Fordham 82-66, Southern Methodist beat For (vie third straight night, jail the Top Ten teams in The Associated Press poll were idle. Playing at home, Dayton upped its record to M-3 by trouncing Canisius behind John Morrison's 22 poinls. It was Hie third straight defeat for Canisius. Bo!) Lloyd scored 38 points in leading Rutgers over Fordham ai New Brunswick, N.J. it was the lOUi win against two defeats for the Scarlet Knights. Lynn Phillips' 21 points, including the go-ahead basket that broke a 77-77 tie, gave Southern Methodist its road triumph over Oklahoma City. It was SMU's lllh victory against our defeats. Dave Reaser flipped in 32 points, 26 of them in the second half, to lead West Virginia to its conie-from-behind triumph over Detroit at Morgantown. The Titans led at halftime 44-38. John Baum's 26 points paced Temple Over Lafayette and Joe Crews' 19 led Villanova over Basketball Squabble at YMCA Goes Into Double Overtime; Handy Flames Win It Ark-Mo Handy Flames scored a hard-earned 58-55 win over ,angley Auto Sales in double overtime last night in YMCA League play, and Phillips Ford continued its win streak on a '7-53 decision over Mead's Clo- liiers. Langley's Salesmen breezed out front in the opening stages and appeared to have the game well in hand, leading 17-14 aft- jr one quarter and 31-22 at intermission. Handy Flames stormed back in the third period to post a 17-7 quarter and snatch the Under PGA rules this meant place with a belt of 181 yards. unit-.-Tournament, vvuu « pu^iUiat some pros, in effect, played . * * '« of $100,000, was ready to get I one course, and ttie others, an- The years have treated the under way today following a classic foul-up in the pro-amateur prelude. Arnold Palmer was back 16 defend.ttie title he earned last year and won once before, in 1963. So were U.S. Open champion Bill Casper and the Mas. ters champion, Jack Nicklaus,. neither of- whom has won this one. i . •••'•• The;Big Three — there is no Big Four since Gary Player'is not on deck — dominate. tfte scene at the 6,821-yard, par-3635—71 Rancho golf course. The turf is damp and soft from heavy rains earlier in the week, but Nicklaus said, "The course is not too bad. It's better than the two .other .times, I've played it, and the grass is the best I've ever seen here." Casper added, "It's a little damp, but it ought to dry out." The pro-am event Wednesday turned into a shambles, and scores of all the professionals were erased. It seems a greens- keeper — kindly he was not other course. So the $5,000 pro-am purse was split between the 54 pros, each receiving $92. To Enroll at UA FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -Steve Walters, a former star quarterback at Springdale, says he will enroll at the University of Arkansas to play football. Walters has been playing this season on the freshman basketball team at Oral Roberts University at Tulsa. Two Arkies Named NEW- YORK (AP)-Two Arkansas players were among 93 from 39 states named Wednesday to the 16th All-America high school football team selected by Scholastic Magazine. Named to the team were Fort Smith Northside halfback David Carter and North Little Rock tackle Stewart Thibault. wiry little Tennessean and his game kindly. Though definitely matured he still stands erect and his short stature is topped off by an adequate mane of white hair. He still is arrow- straight off the tee. The $40,000 tournament, which begins today and ends Sunday, is divided into eight divisions according to age. Those in the tournament proper, including Fredde Haas of New Orleans, the defending champion, must play 72 holes. * * * The winner will get a check for $3,500 and an all expense- paid rip to England to meet the winner of the similar British tournament.. Sam Snead, twice a Seniors champion; Dutch Harrison, who competed last weekend in the Big Crosby at Pebble Beach, Calif.; Chandler Harper, Marty Furgol, and John Barnum are recent members of the yearlong PGA tour who Will be competing here. Bear Center, Labor Leader Geared for the Good Life HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — (NEA)-At the age of 27,. Mike Pyle is geared for the good life. He is, No. 1, handsome; No. 2, single; and No. 3, well-fed^ He went to the • right school, Yale. He 'owns an apartment; in Aspen, the swingingest ski center in the western hemisphere. And although George Halas, the coach of the Chicago Bears, has told Mike to stay off skis, the ruts are suspiciously deeper in some steeper parts of the slope (Mike weighs a trimnied-down 240 pounds). •*• . * * All of this points to a bon • vivant type of existence, and Mike doesn't contradict the illusion by consorting with such people as John Mecom Jr., the wealthy young oil magnate at such events as the Indianapolis 500. I've run into him at every place from a championship fight in New York to a ski line at Yail, Colo. This is not exactly the picture of a labor leader, which is what you can theoretically call Mike Pyle, since he was elected president of the National Football League Players Association by the assembled teams representatives here in convention at the Hollywood Beach Hotel. The association shuns the onus of unionization, but it does concentrate strongly on such union matters as pensions and player rights. * * * If the swinging center of the Chicago Bears is an anomaly in this role, well think of his counterpart — Jack . Kemp, the quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, who calls himself the only Bolshevik Republican in the history of the world. Jack is the Barry Goldwater disciple who steers the affairs of the players' association in the American Football League. Mike Pyle Pretty soon there will be an amalgamation of the two "unions" to follow the merger of their respective leagues. "It has to come," says Pyle. "It might be a matter of lime, but I'm sure it's going to happen." Keitip even showed up at the meeting in which Pyle was elected president to discuss, the subject, with an endorsement for an alll-star game between players of both leagues. The pro football merger, with all its financial implications (after all, the league's gdt together to eliminate the escalating price war for talent and siphon that money into profits), has put new resolve .In the players' association, "We want a stronger or- ganization," says Mike, "to creat more benefits for the players." And Mike is qualified to lead them in this quest. He has an industrial administration degree from Yale, combining engineering and .business, in his studies. The last few years he has been a sales representative for a ' printing press firm in Chicago, though he has left that field recently and is looking around for something else. He is articulate, with a regular five-minute sports show nightly over Station WBBM in Chicago. Mike is frankly flattered that he was singled out to lead the 600 well-heeled players of the NFL in their quest for security and a fair share of the profits. "The job takes a lot of time," says Charley Bradshaw, his predecessor, a Houston. "Mike impressed the fellows by his willingness 38 more years to work on it. tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers who has retired to become a full-time lawyer in to work on committees and by the types of reports he turned in." The scope of the association's work is reflected in Mike's plan to hire an executive director full time to direct its affairs, much like baseball players have retained Marvin Miller, a respected labor leader. It's big business. . "Under our existing pension," says Mike, "a man starts out at about $160 a month at the age of 50, and that goes lip to $437 a month at age 65." That undoubtedly is below the median for a Yale graduate. But Mike Pyle still has lead, and they battled on even terms during the fourth. Neither team tallied in the first overtime, but Ark-Mo cashed in a quick field goal, and ;hree of five free opportunities in the second extra session. Eighteen points by Sonny Holmes was high for the winners, followed by Jimmy Smith at 12; Mark Gunter 11; Tommy Elkins 10; and Bill Cates 7. Gale owning of Lagley's claimed high score for the contest with 28, but no teammate was in double figures. Morris Finley scored 9; Bill Langley. 8; Sports Editor: I want to tell you how much your words printed on Jan. 18 meant to my mother, little brother and myself. I know that my father (Paul Abbott) would have been honored to read the kind words that you wrote about him. Thank you 'very much for your thoughtful gesture of kindness. MRS. BEN BARKER, Fayetteville Penn in a doubleheader at the Palestra in Philadelphia. Holy Cross won its fourth straight by beating Dartmouth 75-54 at Worcester, Mass., behind Ed Siudut's 25 points. In other home court triumphs. Western Michigan edged Miami of Ohio 54-50, Wisconsin routed South Dakota 94-53 and Bradley crushed St. Thomas, of Minnesota, 103-78. On the road, Marshall rallied in the second half to beat Florida State 77-71 and once-beaten St. Peters of New Jersey downed Baltimore Loyola 82-74. 12; John Thompson 6; and Paul Wilbanks four. , - . Ron Brewer tallied high lor. Southern Illinois, which losers with 17. Roy Hall mesh-' reached the top of the small col- ed 15; Gerald Wicker 12; Rich- lege basketball poll three weeks ard Brewer 5; and Randall ago, apparently has no intention Gray and Ron Webb 2 apiece, of stepping down from the No. 1 Salukis Strong No. 1 SIU Beefs Up By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS | broadcasters with poinls award- Next league games are Saturday, when Hudson's Barbers spot. The Salukis, 11-2, increased their margin over Kentucky play Hurst Piano and Organ Wesleyan in this week's Asso- Company and Pepsi-Cola lakes ciated Press poll after defeating on Randall Company Sleelers. and Bill Landon and Larry Thompson 5 each. * * + Mead was very much in the second game through a half, trailing by only two points (3230) at intermission. A torrid 21-11 third quarter put the Fordmen out front to stay. Even at that, the score was not indicative of the hotly-contese- ed game. Pacing Phillips Ford was Johnny Ellis with 24 points, while Gary Reed notched 17; Charles Tippy 14; Ron Wright Cage Pros 'iiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiii I National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Results St. Louis 103, Chicago 102 Boston 112, Detroit 105 Cincinnati 132, New York 125 Los Angeles 128, Baltimore 115 Today's Games Detroit vs. Cincinnati at Cleveland Friday's Games Detroit at Boston Cincinnati at Philadelphia Baltimore at San Francisco the Panthers 52-51 at Owensboro, Ky., and Wichita of the tough Missouri Valley Conference, 77-55. The victories brought SIU 13 first place votes and 139 points and the lop position for the third straight week after finishing third in the poll the last two seasons behind Evansville in 1965 and Cheyney State last year. Kentucky Wesleyan, 10-1, which led through the early season, drew only one top vote and 124 points, still far ahead of third-ranked Cheyney, 14-0, which had three first place votes and 89 points. * * Seventeen votes were cast by a panel of sports writers and Gogolak on the Go: AFL, NFL, Army ed on a basis of 10 for first ilace, nine for second, etc. Tennessee State took the biggest stride, moving from sixth ,o fourth after, victories over Nebraska Wesleyan, Union and Bellarmine. Trinity, Tex., was the only newcomer in the Top Ten, replacing Lincoln, ?,!<>., in the 10th spot after whipping Abilene Christian. Tennessee State's jump dropped Akron and Grambling each a notch to fifth and sixth. Indiana State, San Diego State and Pan American retained Kieir positions at seventh, eight and ninth, respectively. » » * The Top Ten with first-place voles and points on a 10-9-etc. basis: 1. South. Illinois (13) 2. Ky. Wesleyan (1) 3. Cheyney State (3) 4. Tenn. State 5. Akron 6. Grambling 7. Indiana State 8. San Diego St. 9. Pan American 10. Trinity, Tex. FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) - Pete Gogolak, believed to have prompted the merger of the Na- of a childhood spinal injury. The tional and American football'government, however, has since 139 124 89 76 57 54 41 37 32 20 leagues by forsaking Buffalo of the AFL for New York of the NFL, now is leaving the Giants — for the Army. The Hungarian-born place- iiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiuiiuiiiiiiiiniiiiii. High School iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiniuiiHiiii BASKETBALL Friday Blytheville at North LR Leachville at Newport Gosnell at Manila Armorel at Dell Luxora at Keiser Dyess at Wilson Missco at Vandale Jonesboro at Pine BIBuff Trumann at Marianna Saturday Paragould at Blytheville RESULTS Van Buren 59, Gravette 28 | Decatur 65, Prairie Grove 631 Siloam Springs 57, Lincoln 49 Joe T. Robinson Tourney Girls Tuekerman 51, England 48 Ouachita 47, Grady 44 Alma 48, Omaha 38 Greenbrier 58, Stamps 44 Ashdown 59, Mountain View 53 Pangburn 66, Stephens 54 Woodlawn 61, Leslie 49 Others Prescott McRea 79, Hope Yeager 65 kicker was inducted into military service Wednesday at Fort relaxed physical requirements, and Gogolak passed the second lest. Dix and apparently will be lost ; struggle between the leagues by opening the possibility of player for the '%! season. He could be available for weekend kicking if he stays at Fort Dix. Gogolak, 24, failed his physi-1 Gogolak, Who attended Cor- cal tests last summer because nell, and his.younger brother, Charley, who attended Princeton, first stepped into the national spotlight by setting collegiate field goal and extra point records with their revolutionary soccer-style kicking methods. Charley now plays for, the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Both fled with their parents from Hungary after the 1956 revolution put down by the Russians. Cagers Fined Gogolak left the Bills of the then rival AFL at the end of the 1965 season. Many felt his departure brought to a head the raids. The merger followed a short time later. LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA basketball star Mike Lynn, fined $300 and placed on two years' probation, says he's considering staying In college next year to play for the Bruins. Lynn, a 21-year-old senior from Covina, Calif., and his roommate, Larry McCollister, 21, of Lemon Grove Calif., received identical sentences Wednesday for using a credit card without the owner's per- niiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiir COLLEGE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EAST Villanova 71, Penn 54 Holy Cross 75, Dartmouth 54 Temple 78, Lafayette 49 lona 82 Wagner 70 Manhattan 76, St. Francis, N.Y., 64 Rutgers 82, Fordham 66 Seton Hall 82, Fairleigh Dickinson 78 MIDWEST Toledo 94, Kent State 70 Wisconsin 94, So. Dakota 51 SMU 92, Oklahoma City 82 Bradley 103, St. Thomas, Minn., 78 Dayton S3, Canisius 39 Akron 72, Mt. 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