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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 7, 1967
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7:30 TONIGHT By 151) HAVES Sports Editor ; Blytheville High's Chickasaws have losl two games in a row and three of their last four. Fans are beginning to wonder what's wrong. Well, there's nothing wrong that a soft schedule wouldn't cure. Take a look at what's happened. Two of the losses were to the top two quintets in She stale, Leachville and North Little Rock, then Pine Bluff came RON WON - Blytheville High's Ron Wilson outre- bounds Pine Bluff's Alton Barnes. But Pine Bluff won the game 67-66 here Friday night. (Courier News Photo by Dick Hefner) Here to town, shot a crackling 68 per cent from the field and slipped off with a 67-66 victory. Tonight the Chickasaws are gunning for a skid- busting IGth victory. The opponent is Greene County Tech. a team they beat two months ago by 27 points, ona of their best offensive outlays of the season, 88-61. The Chickasaws had a break in that one, though. Make it three breaks: three Eagles fouled out. Probable starters for Tech tonight are the same five who started against BHS on Dec. 13: 6'3 Larry Short; 5'10 Larry Wimberly; 6'2 Roger Perry; 5'10 Gaylon Reddick and S'll Leon Swindle. The front-line reserves are 5'10 Mike Wilcox and S'10 Joe Stanfield. Two seniors recently quit the team so there are now only three 12th graders on the squad. Tech's record is 14-9 but the Eagles stand 4-2 in 2-AA North, good for second place behind Leachville. Tech lost to Forrest City 59-44 last week. + * * Blytheville's season record Is a firm 15-4. , The Chickasaws have split In two meetings with North Little Rock. But the North- siders lead the AAA-East Conference with a 9-1 mark. Blytheville has the runner- up position at 7-2. However, if the Chickasaws have the feeling somebody's looking over their shoulders they're right: it's the Jonesboro Hurricane. Jonesboro, as usual, is coming on as payday nears. The Hurricane's East read- Ing Is 6-S and Blythevilk has a game over then thii Friday night. * * * Boys expected to do most of the scuffling for BBS tonight arc 6"8 Witt Rampton; 8'3 Don Qalnesj 6'3 Ron Wilson; S'll Aubrey Bell; S'll Stan Williams and 5'8 Bill Peterson. Tonight's B game is at 6 o'clock. The B-Chicks beat the B-Eagles in the first meeting 46-41 but needed a rally to pull it off. FALLEN LION — Joe Sharp is still in control of the ball here although skidding out of bounds. Sharp is one of the mainstays of the Leachville High basketball team. (Courier News Photo by Dick Hefner) CHICKS FALL TO 5TH By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For the second time this season, Leachville shared the lead n The Associated Press Arkansas high school basketball poll. A panel of 14 sports writers and broadcasters gave the Lions and North Little Rock 131 points each. North Little Rock had five 'irst place votes, five for second place and two for third. Leachville received three votes for No. 1 and ranked second on the other ballots. AAU vs. NCAA (Again) By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The roster of stars is shrinking and the old feuds are breaking out again, but there WILL be a U.S. Track and Field Federation indoor track meet here Friday. The federation, an arm of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in its fight with the Amateur Athletic Union, finally conceded that Gerry Lindgren, the distance running star from Washington State, would not be in the meet. The reason according to the federation — Lindgren has allergy problems and is curbing his schedule. * * * The reason according to Washington State officials — Lindgren, who ran a far-from- allergic 8:31.6 two-mile last Sat- urday, just isn't interested. Con- unlay, just isn't interested. OBI- = • -, Don oh , t trary to federation statements, ?> " . , , Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON - Cassius Clay, 212'/4, Houston, outpointed Ernie Terrell, 212'/2, Chicago, 15. Clay retained his world heavyweight tjtle. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Johnny Woods, 157 3 /i, South Africa, outpointed Irish Bobby Cassidy, 156y4, Hempstead, N.Y., 10. PARIS - Art Hernandez, 159, Omaha, Neb., drew with Joseph Gonzalez, 159, France, 10. BOSTON — Renaldo Victoria, 135, Pittsfield, Mass., outpointed Tommy Tibbs, 130, Boston, 10. BOSTON-Irish Beau Jaynes, 126, Lowell, Mass., outpointed Jackie Burke, 123%, St. Johns, N.B., 10. WALPOLE, Mass. - Curtiss Bruce, 172, Newark, N, J., stopped Bobby Avena, 172, New York, 5. .AKRON, Ohio-Doyle Baird, 160, Akron, stopped Sam Sellers, ICO, Charleroi, Pa., 2. High School Tonight Greene County Tech at Blytheville Nettleton at Leachville Piggott at Gpsnell Tyronza at Armorel Earle at Luxora Marmaduke at Manila Crawfordsville at Missco Trumann at Marked Tree RESULTS Arkansas 2 Senior Boys Jasper 60, Witt Springs 50 Bergman 70, Western Grove 44 Yellville 92, Mount Judea 39 iiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiiiiiniiiniiiiiiiiiiiininininil 1 COURIER NEWS m jj Tuesday, Fsbraury 7, 1S87 J J FACIE 8IC9BT ( liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnniittiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Lions, Cats Tied Two panelists voted the powers in a tie for first place. Harrison got the other two votes for the top spot and clung to third place with 116 points. Greenbrier ranked fourth and Blytheville fifth. They were followed in order by Whitehall, Fort Smith Northside, Hot Springs, Searcy and Springdale. Results of the poll with first place votes add team records in parentheses and total points at right: 1. (tie) North LR (7) (17-2) 131 Leachville (5) (24-1) ... 131 3. Harrison (2) (24-1) .... 116 4. Greenbrier (33-2 74 5. Blytheville (15-4) ....... 72 6. Whitehall (22-3) 67 7. FS Northside (11-5) 52 8. Hot Springs (12-5) 33 9. Searcy (14-1) 27 10. Springdale (16-3) 18 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Brinkley, Dol- larway, Jonesboro, Little Rock Central, Little Rock Hall, Ma- nail, Palestine, Russellville, Trumann and Valley Springs. St. Louis Is Favorite of Bullets Hawks Losers in Memphis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eight teams in the National Basketball Association mght be glad to have Baltimore around this year, but the Bullets have a favorite of their own — the St. Louis Hawks. Without the HawRs, the Bullets would be buried even deeper in the Eastern Division cellar, as they proved Monday night in Memphis, Tenn., by belting St. Louis 107-98 in Kie only game of the night. The Bullets have won only 14 games this season, but three of them have come against the Hawks against only two defeats! Only Cincinnati has lost that many to the Bullets, but the Royals have beaten them five times. averaging 24.2 rebounds a game grabbing 1,379, and hit- ;ing a fantastic 65.5 per cent of ais field goal attempts. Nate Thurmond of San Francisco is his closest challenger off the boards with 1,252 or 22 per game. Bill Russell of Boston has 1,186 and 21.6. Gus * .* Johnson * and Loughery took up the slack left lie isn't entered and never was, the officials say. Lindgren's race in Seattle Saturday was the third fastest indoor two mile in the books. Also out of the meet is Charley Greene, NCAA spring champ from Nebraska, who is recovering from a muscle pull suffered two weeks ago. Martin McGrady, indoor 600- yard record holder from Cental, Ohio, State, is doubtful because of a foot injury and middle-distance star Richard Urbina of Georgetown is probably out because of a preference for a meet in Los Angeles on Saturday. * * * The federation meet is not sanctioned by the AAU, which claims foreign athletes — whether students in American colleges or not — can't compete. The same goes for Americans who are not in college, say the the sub-4- for the, season with an injured knee, as they helped build a SOSO first half lead. Johnson scored 13 points and Loughery 14 in the half. When Len Wilkins, who finished with 25 points, and Bill Bridges led a St. Lous charge ,hat got within 87-86, Johnson hit two free throws, Jack Marin added another and Johnson drove for a basket and a six- point lead. The Hawks never seriously threatened again. NEW YORK (AP)-Wilt Chamberlain, turned playmak- er, is a sure bet to lose his scor- AAU. Neill Puggan, minute miler from England, already has pulled out on the orders of the British Athletic Association and other noncolle- gians may follow suit. * * * The federation says sanctioning rules are not in effect while a federal panel is trying to arrange a truce in the matter. The AAU says business as usual. That leaves Bob Seagren, indoor pole-vault record holder from the University of Southern California, and runners Tommie Smith and Lee Evans of San Jose, as the big attactions in the meet. No one is near Chamberlain s shooting percentage. And Wilt also ranks third in assist with 7.3 a game. Guy Rodgers of Chicago leads with 11.6 with Robertson second with 10.4. Adrian Smith of Cincnnati leads in free throw percentage over Barry, 89.7 to 88.5. Princeton Gains to 4th; Bruins No. 1 Of Course By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sports Writer Nothing, it appears, not even stalling tactics can prevent Princeton from reaching a higher position and UCLA from maintaining its undisputed lead in The Associated Press' major college basketball poll. Southern California stalled for 44 minutes against the Bruins Saturday night and lost 40-35 in overtime. Dartmouth played ball control for almost 34 minutes against the Tigers Friday night and was beaten 30-16. While unbeaten UCLA was the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team for the fourth straight week, Princeton was one of five teams to gain ground in the latest balloting by a national panel of 35 sports writers and broadcasters. * * * The Bruins are followed by North Carolina and Louisville, each holding its position. Princeton, 17-1, advanced one place to fourth. Houston is fifth, STALL FAILS Yandy OK in OT odwned St. Louis and Cincinnati. Houston climbed one notch to fifth after defeating Nevada Southern, 103-83. Western Kentucky zoomed from eighth to sixth after lifting its record to 16-1 with victories over Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee. Texas Western slipped from fourth to eighth. The Miners! suffered their third loss of the season, 68-55 to New Mexico State. * • •> * Providence, a 92-66 victory over Gannon, Pa. moved up one place to ninth. Boston College, 12-1, made its first appearance among the Top Ten. The Eagles replaced Vanderbilt, which beat Louisiana State and lost to Florida after holding the No. 9 spot last week. The Top Ten, with first-place votes in parentheses and points By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Georgia almost stymied Vanderbilt with the Scintillating Stall — basketball's latest craze — but the Bulldogs' slowdown tactics backfired when their offense virtually stood still. The Bulldogs fought the stronger Commodores to a standstill at the end of regulation time, but the visitors put a stop to the fooling around in overtime and pulled up a 51-41 victory Monday night. The stall burst into prominence last weekend when two high-ranking members of the Top Ten ran into the slowdown strategies of then- weaker opponents. The Top Ten teams won, though, Princeton beating Dartmouth 30-16 Friday night and UCLA triming Southern California 40-35 in overtime Saturday night. * * * The object of the strategy is that if the stronger team can't get the ball because the weaker team doesn't shoot it, the stronger team can't score too many points. In Monday night's example, the Bulldogs had only a 21-19 deficit at half time. They .reversed that score in the second half and wound up with a 4040 tie at the end of regulation time. Then Georgia hit the overtime period. Bob Warren hit to quick field goals for Vanderbilt, and the Commodore defense did the job the rest of the way, holding the Bulldogs to a single point. The victory enabled Vanderbilt to remain hi a tie for first place in the Southeastern Conference with Tennessee, which whipped Louisiana State 76-59 behind Ron Widby's 31-point performance. * * * In another overtime contest, sixth-ranked Western Kentucky trimed Murray 88-79 for its 17th straight triumph. Don Duncan's three-point play for Murray with 13 seconds to play tied the game 73-73 and sent it into overtime. But the Hilltoppers then pulled away after Clem Haskins hit two baskets. Fifth-ranked Houston originally was slated to play Lamar Tech, but the game was cancelled to give Houston a break in its busy schudle. * * * Providence, the only other member of the Top Ten which played, also was victorious. The ninth-ranked Friars brought their record to 14-3 by defeating St. Bonaventure 80-65 as Mike Riordan scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. The nation's No. 1 small colle- ge team, Southern III, knocked off Centenary 79-63 while Marshall, the team that dropped Toledo from the unbeaten ranks Saturday night, fell to Morehead 112-98 in double overtime. COLLEGE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas State 81, Trinity 75 Arkansas Freshmen 94, John Brown Freshmen 83 Henderson 72. Arkansas College 68 Jackson State 129, Arkansas AM&N 116 SOUTH Kentucky 79, Mississippi 70 West. Ky. 88, Murray 79, ot Morehead 112, Marshall 98, two OTs Tennessee 76, LSU 59 • Florida 82, Alabama 50 Vanderbilt 51, Georgia 41, ot W. Va. 81, Pittsburgh 62 Ga. Tech 81, Jacksonville U. 71 South. III. 79, Centenary 63 MIDWEST Indiana 82, Mich. State 77 Okla. City 108, Creighton 91 Notre Dame 90, Hawaii 58 SOUTHWEST New Mex. St. 79, Santa Fe 66 Hardin - Simmons 102, West Texas State 91 FAR WEST Brigham Young 90, Japanese Nationals 72 Utah State 97, Denver 83 EAST . Providence 80, St. Bonaven- :ure 65 Syracuse 90, Connecticut 79 Duquesne 99, Detroit 74 Rhode Island 77, Vermont 64 Holy Cross 78, Mass. 65 Maine 97, Boston U. 89 er, IS a sure UKL LU luae mo atui- i • ing title, but no one is taking followed by Western Kentucky, away his field goal percentage *•"«"• T — w «"™- Prm "and rebounding leadership, the latest National Basketball Association statistics showed today. Rck Barry of San Francisco, set to replace Chamberlain as the league's top scorer, has a runaway total of 1,978 points in 55 games for a 36-point-a-game average. Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati firmly holds second with 1,578 points for a 30.3 average. Jerry West of Los Angeles replaced Philadelphia's Chamberlain in third place with 1,356 points, four more than big Wilt. West is averaging 28.9 points a game to 23.7 for Wit. * + * But Chamberlain, passing off much more tSian in earlier' years when he broke most NBA scoring marks, appears certain to repeat as rebound and field goal percentage leader. He is on a 10-9-etc. basis: 1. UCLA (35) 2. North Carolina 3. Louisville 4. Princeton 5. Houston 350 284 278 214 195 A New Way ot Life—Just Down the Road Play • Relax - Rest In Nature's Wonderland Horseshoe Bend Estates Franklin (Ixard County) Ark. Kansas, Texas Western, Providence and Boston College. North Carolina accumulated 284 points, only six more than Louisville. Points were awarded on a basis of 10 for a first place vote, 9 for second etc. The Tar Heels beat Maryland 85-77 last week while the Cardinals MAINTENANCE We need two men, one B maintenance mechanic and a maintenance clectri- , clan. ' These Jobs arc open be- oaiue of expansion in this . metal working plant. Good wages, excellent beneflta and plenty ol noun. 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Cage Pros iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiuiiiiuiiiiiiiiniiiii National Basktbatt Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Results Baltimore 107, St. Louis 98 Today's Games Los Angeles at New York San Francisco vs. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Detroit at Chicago Boston vs. Cincinnati at Cleveland St. Louis vs. Baltimore at St. Paul, Minn. Wednesday's Games Los Angeles vs. Baltimore at Charleston, S.C. Philadelphia at Cincinnati New York vs. Chicago at Evansville, Ind. (BOWLING Bill Kerner cornered 215-567 . in Industrial League last night': at Shamrock. George Bamberg,, slammed 204-562; Gene Stanton,; 548' Bob Litlrell 542; Dave,Hubbs 209-537; Ed Gallagher. 529; Dave Fowler 523; Jim Role-'.': son 515; Ken Rozeboom 512; and Roger Goyette 201-510. Fifth- , place Aero-Jets swooshed 1003;,',' and league-leading Katz Jewelers 2866. * * * Gene Trimmer twirled 210541 in 6:30 Mixed Doubles,;. League last night at Strat-0- v Lanes. Art Herwig had an arty,:. 209-527; Donetta Gorrell 598;; Rita Poulin 179-488; and Donna Poole 183. Rita picked the 3-7-, r . 10; Al Brauer the 5-10; Mike-;, League the 6-7 and 3-5; and? Sherry Trimmer the 6-8-10. , Paul Hein flashed a shiny 202- -• 544 in 9 O'clock Mixed Doubles;,-, League at Strat-0. Dick Larson decked 198-540; Russ May 189527; Donna Seglem 193-525; Don-, • na Taylor 213-503; and Lavonne. Bals 176-501. Sixth-place Boons' Cleaners swept 828; and third- place Reelfoot 2366. In Sunday Night Mixed Doubles j League at strat-O-Lanes: RUES May 202-541; Ray Boots 203-539; Mike, Howell 208-534; Clifton Whitney and Arthur Bukoven identical 190- 528s; Bob Byrne 180-524; Morris Hinton 179-500; Jane Byerly 187471; Bea Scott 438; and Clema Boots 182. , Russ May picked the 5-10; and Morris Hinton the 3-10. Mayes Book and Music registered S44-2354. INDUSTRIAL . points Katz Jewelers .............. 327 ,," Sullivan Chevrolet .......... 317%!, Johnson's Esso ............ 298^ Coca - Cola .................. 276 Aero - Jets ................. 231"^ , Pepsi - Cola .............. 229'i 6:30 MIXED DOUBLES Team Four .............. 53 27 '. State Foarm Insur ....... 52 28 Ely tneville Tractor ...... 49 31 . Robertson's Dis ....... 43 37 Blythevllle Title ........ 43 37 • Chickasaw Pontiac ...... 35K 441/3 Team One .............. 34 46 Four Hondas .......... 32 48 Nameless .............. 29iJ 50"4" Drelfns Jewelers ........ 29 51 -• 9 O'CLOCK MIXED DOUBLES W L McPail's Florist ........ 48^ 31 tf Katz Jewelers .......... 47 33 •• Reelfoot ................ 44 36 Minit Mart ............ 42^ 37',fc- Ledbetter's . ........... 41 VI- 38 \' 2 , Bnone Cleaners .......... 39 41 WOSCO ................ 38'f. 41 H , keUy-Bilt-Uniforms .... 37^ 42 ',5 , Big M. Discount .......... 34 46. C & W Cleaners ....... 27 Mj 52% SUNDAY MIXED DOUBLES Alley Cats .:..: 58i,i Mayes Book & Music .. 58 Turkey Shooters 50 Maybes 48V' Burats 42 Go Getters 38 Gutter Gang 30 1 / 3 Sorry-Bout-That 27 King Pins 25'4 Liberty Super Market — 22 MlllllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllilltlllllllllllllllliliiilllllillllllillllllllllEIINlllllllL'' Hockey •iiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiMiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 1 National Hockey League Monday's Results Nt games scheduled Today's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games Montreal at Chicago Detroit at Toronto Boston at New York 22 30 : 31V. 38 42 • 49 U- 53 ' 54^' 58 . Shoots Scoot J SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)—Arkansas' freshmen has-, ketball team remained unbeat-.^ en Monday night, rolling to its.' seventh victory with a 94-83 conquest of the John Brown University freshmen. : Robert McKenzie paced the Shoats with 27 points and Dan-- ny Keeter added 17. Bobby Vint, and Ricky Tanneberger had 15 each. Rick Doyoub paced JBU with 20 points. 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