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CHICKS, LIOHS IN SEMIFINALS TODAY J'boro: Boys or Myth? By ED HAYES, Sports Edilor Blylheville High's Chickasaws, who have readied the state tournament semifinals for the first time since moving to Class AAA in 1956, today were faced with the job of trying to knock over Jonesboro, the most successful state tournament team in the history of Arkansas high school athletics. The northeast Arkansas big league neighbors were scheduled to go after each other on the Barton Coliseum floor this afternoon at 1:30 in Little Rock. Leachville, also from this neighborhood, has a 3 o'clock date this afternoon in the AA Tin View from Here tournament against Russellville. * * * Some Blytheville backers were figuring the Chickasaws would have a better chance against Springdale but Jonesboro overcame that club yesterday afternoon. Springdale had a much more impressive record, too. Springdale finished 23-5 for the year and Jonesboro has climbed to the 19-11 level. After a slow start, the Hurricane has now won 12 of their last 15 games. Jonesboro was me third-place finisher in AAA-East, Springdale No. 2 in AAA-West. Blytheville is East co-champion with a 25-4 record. * * * Preferring to play Springdale Instead of Jonesboro was just a hunch on the part of some Blytheville folks, considering the Chickasaws already beat Jonesboro twice and also taking into consideration the Hurricane'* fabulous state background. The Chickasaws had to rally from a nine- point shortage to succeed in Jonesboro by two points, after earlier winning by nine in Blytheville. Fred Mooney, Mike Singleton, Scott Puryear and Phil Young are the Jonesboro aces. Blytheville will probably start Walt Hamp- ton, Ron Wilson, Don Gaines, Stan Williams and Aubrey Bell, with Bo Briggs, Bill Peterson and Mike Guillot seeing action. * * * If the Chickasaws win this afternoon, they advance to the state championship game Saturday night at 7. A victory for Leachville would put the Lions in the AA title match Saturday night at 8:30. A Mississippi County sweep of the AA and AAA trophies is still the hope. Blytheville must face a more immediate question before that, though. Jonesboro: boys or myth? ED HAYES GRIZZLIES NIP CENTRAL I'VE NOTICED AN INCREASE IN INTEREST IN THE upcoming women's bowling tournament (the next two weekends at Shamrock), following those thumping scores turned by the Wednesday Night Ladies League. Team events are Saturday and Sunday at 2, 5 and 8 (p.m., of course). Singles and doubles, same times, March 18-19. * * * And the men are right behind. Mississippi County Bowling Association's ninth annual championship tournament (for men only) is April 1-2 and April 8-9 at Shamrock. Usually they split this show with Coral Lanes in Osceola but Coral is dark again. Men are reminded by Rick Hall that entries close March 18,, a week from Saturday. * * * Some of those thumping scores by the gals referred to above are Lorraine Painter's 257-643; and Norma Veach'i 242-609. • . , Among the men, Sportsman League has been trying to convince Industrial League all season that the Sports have the consistently better bowlers and they might have done just that this week. (All right, Jimmy Kittany, put that brickbat down!) Maybe somebody can prove something in the tournament. Right? Black-on-white. Toe-to-toe. Right? * * * ST. LOUIS HAWKS ARE PROGRAMMED TO MAKE their final appearanot of the season in Mmpbit this Monday night. . .against the Boston Celtics. Last season the Hawks and Celtics threw fiery darta at each other in probably the greatest game ever played in the Mid-South Coliseum. Or mid-south, I guess. Celtics won it 106-104. The Celtics have finished nmnerup to the Philadelphia 76ers in the standings but few would bet against tha Celts in the playbffs-if the players don't sttlw and then are playoffs. Bailey Howell, the ex-Mississippi State itar, te with the Celtics now, remember. * * * BLYTHEVILLE AND AREA FANS WOULD LIKELY like to see the Hawks facing off against the Celtics in Memphis but by the weekend's end they might have enough basketball for the season—and I'm sure they will have if Blytheville's Chickasaws and Leachville's Lions reach the finals of the state tournaments. There's such a thing as too much basketball even for basketball nuts. As an example, Dwight Williams kept his Chickasaws away from Barton Coliseum Wednesday afternoon, since they had the match with Horace Mann that night. Thursday was an idle day, so they were permitted to return to watch some of the other quarterfinals. BHS planned to dispatch two pep buses to the state scene early this morning. * * * FOUR-DOT DATA: First stock car races of the season at Blytheville Speedway are May 7, according to Harold Pery who is back for another season as manager. Cottonwood Speed Drome outside Osceola hasn't announced its opening date yet . . . .Some of the stock jocks are dissatisfied with the new area track regulations and are trying to do something about it by forming a drivers association. . . .Prayers and sympathies to coworker Sam Landrum whose sister died yesterday morn. God be with 'em. . . .Received a touching note yesterday, signed by Harriet Borum and Mary Alexander: "Many thanks for the nice thing you said about Edgar Borum in your column on Feb. 9. It came to our attention this week. We have been unable to turn to the sports page because even on that last day he wanted your column read to him." Leachville Shaky LITTLE ROCK (AP)- West Memphis squares off against Harrison and Leachville tangles with Russellvill* today and t»- light in the semifinals of the Class AA senior boys state baketball tournament. West Memphis apd Harrison play at 7 p.m., and the Russell- ville-eachville contest will begin at 3 p.m. (Leachville, the No. 1 ranked team in the state, gained the semifinals by slipping past Searcy 40-38 Thursday. Harrison, the No. 2 team in The Associated Press poll, romped [»st Benton 68-48, and in the other Thursday contest West Memphis trimmed Camden Fairview &5-3S; Russellville gained the semifinals Wednesday. Tommy Robins flipped in eight straight points in the last quarter to push Leachville to its victory. Robins finished as the game's leading scorer with 16 points. Gary Griffin had 11 points for Searcy. * * * After grabbing the lead early in the first quarter, Harrison pushed to a 33-21 halftime lead against Benton and never trailed the rest of the game. Donnie Watts led Harrison's attack with 25 points and Jim Kelly paced Benton with 11. • Joe Sawyer meshed 21 points and Bill McCreery 16 as West Deacons Do It! Great Comeback Memphis waltzed past the Fair- riew Cardinals. Berry McHa- en led Camden with eight oints. McMahen had scored 35 Mints the day before. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Fort Imith Northside, North Little Rock, Blytheville and Jones- Doro will square off in seml- inal action of the Class AAA senior boys state basketball .ournament this afternoon and onight. Northside will meet North .ittle Rock in a 8:30 p.m ;ame, and Blytheville and fonesboro play at 1:30 p.m. The Fort Smith team gained he semifinals with a 40-37 vic- ory over Little Rock Central [ay quarterfinal games, Jonesboro whipped Springdale 61-50 md North Little Rock's Wildcats clipped Hot Springs 50-38. Mytheville scored its quarter- inal victory Wednesday. By TED MEIER 1 Associated Press Sports Writer The Wake Forest Deacons staged one of college basketball's greatest comebacks to beat Clemson and become the sentimental favorites to bounce the nationally fourth - ranked North Carolina Tar Heeels out of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Tournament tonight. Beaten 17 times during the regular season the underdog Deacons fell behind Clemson 224 before they rallied to beat the Tigers 63-61 in double overtime the first round of the ACC tourney at Greeensboro, N.C., Thursday night. North Carolina defeated N.C. State 56-53, Duke routed Virgin- 99-78 and South Carolina edged Maryland 57-54 in the other ACC first round contests. Southern Illinois made it 16 in a row by routing St. Peter's of New Jersey 103-58 and Marshall beat Villanova 70-68 in overtime in the opening games of the Na- ff! COURIER NEWS | 1 Friday, March 10. 1867 I PAGE EIGHT iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiiiiiiniiiiiuiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiinii FLO RID I AN IS LEADER AT ORLANDO 5-Foot-6 Pro Five Under Par By RON SPEER Associated Press Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Dean Refram hasn't had many big paydays in the six-year career as a golf profession!, and the little guy with the bad eyes would really like to boost his bankroll by winning the Citrus Open. A victory would give him J23,- 000 — nearly double his official career earnings as a golfer — and he's got a son now to speed it on. The Refrains' first boy after two daughters was born 10 days ago, and the 5-foot-fi Floridian is prouder of the youngster than he was of his five-under-par 66 Thursday which gave him a share of the lead with Doug Sanders in the first round of the tournament. Refram . putt! through his legs, like a croquet player, because his vision is bad on conventional putting methods, and he needed only 10 putts in a blazing 30 on the back nine for bis best round of the year. The fine start put Refram — who officially has won just over $30,000 since joining the pro tour in 1961 — in position to make a strong bid for his first tournament championship. * + * However, Refram's putter wasn't as hot as that used by Sanders, the wisecracking Georgian who set a 1967 tour low by using only 25 putts. Sanders sank two 14-foot birdie putts and was six under going to the 18th where he made his second bogey after hooking his drive into the woods. Trying for a second straight tour crown after winning the Doral title last Sunday, Sanders explained that he always gets Jack M«y«r Dies PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jack Meyer, Philadelphia Phi). lies pitcher who retired in 1961 and had been suffering from a hot in Florida because he needs the money "to pay off Uncle Sam on April 15th" when income taxes are due. Sanders and Refram set the pace for 35 par-breaking golfers on the flat Rio Pinar course with two feared rivals, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, in close pursuit. Palmer shot a 67 despite a bandaged thumb, and Player matched Palmer and could have shared the lead if he hadn't missed a five-foot par putt on his next to last hole. Slender Don January and veteran Jay Hebert also fired 67s, with Charles Goody and Jack Rule only a stroke back at 68. Still in the running was powerful Jack Nicklaus, who shot a 71 despite what he called "one of those days when the putts just wouldn't go in." Also matching par was defending champion Lionel Hebert, who last year also started five strokes off the pace and jonal Invitation Tourney hi •Jew York. Kentucky Wesleyan opened defense of its NCAA national small college championship by vhipping Stetson 68-55 at Evansville, Ind. Washington scored an 86-75 home court vic- ory over Washington State at Seattle in the only nontourna. ment game of the night. After falling behind 34-29 in he second half, Clemson tied the regulation game against Wake Forest at 51-51 in the last minute on a basket by Joe Ayoob and Randy Mahaffey's two ree throws. Mahaffey sank two more free :hrows in the last 32 seconds of the first overtime to tie the score at 53-53 and again stave off defeat temporarily for Clemson. In the second overtime, Paul Crinkley scored six ol Wake Forest's 10 points and wrapped it up for the Deacons. * * * North Carolina, which twice beat Wake Forest during the regular season, each time by two points, had to scrap all the way to down the N.C. State Wolfpack. Rusty Clark, 6-foot-ll sophomore, wrapped it up for the Tar Heels with a layup in the last 26 seconds. Bob Verga's 35 points pacet Duke over Virginia and put the Blue Devils into tonight's other semifinal against South Carol! na. The Gamecocks squeake( past Maryland on Jack Thompson's jumper and Frank Stand ard's free throw that broke a 5454 tie. Two free throws by Bob Allen after the buzzer gave Marshal its overtime triumph over Villa n»va and put the Thundering Herd from Huntington, W.Va into Monday's NIT quarter-fi nals against Nebraska. Dick Garrett, * with 28, heart condition, died Thursday j wound up ending a four-year at tbe age of 34, IwiolG&s itreak. Walt Frazier, with 25, points led Southern Illinois over St. Pe ter's. The Saulkis from Carbon dale, 111., the No. 1 team in The Associated Press small college poll who passed up the NCAA College Division tournament will play a still unnamed team from the ACC in Monday'; quarter-finals. Roger Cordell's 23 points led Kentucky Wesleyan over Stel son in the first round of the South Central regional of the NCAA small college Tourna ment. South Carolina State bea Tennessee State 66-59 for the right to "play Kentucky Wesley an in tht South Central Una tonight. St. Michaels of Vermont beat Assumption, Mass., 77-6,1 at Springfield, Man., to qualify for Saturday's final of the Northeast regional in the NCAA small college tourney against L»ng Island. COLLEGE By MURRAY CHASS s«ociated Press Sports Writer VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — he Los Angeles Dodgers won e National League pennant he past two years with a team aptain who instilled "in at ast some players" nothing but dislike for him. Center fielder Willie Davis, a even-year veteran, said that Thursday in commenting on the ffect the loss of captain Maury 'ills might have on the Dodg- rs this season. . Wills, who broke into the ma- ors with the Dodgers a year efore Davis, was sent to Pitts- urgh last December for Bob By TBE ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington 86, Washington Stat* 7* NTT First Round Marshall 70, Villanova 68, overtime Southern Illinois 103, St. Peter's 58 NCAA College Division New England Regional Championship St. Michael's, Vt, 77, Assumption, Mass., 63 Consolation Northeastern 80, American International 53 South Central Regional First Round South Carolina State 66, Tennessee State 59 Kentucky Wesleyan 68^ Stet- Atlantic Coast Conference Pint Round Duke 99, Virginia 78 Wake Forest 63, Clemson 61 North Carolina 56, North Car- two overtimes North CarloTna 56, North Carolina State 53 South Carolina 57, Maryland 54 oss," Davis toldThe Associated 'ress. "It might even help us. He wasn't a bad guy, but a lot f guys didn't like him and I was one of them. * * * "I think Maury got a little too rig for his pants. He was always rying to exert more power than t should have. "I don't like him. I never did. imagine a lot of other fellows elt the same way. It's just that no one else said it: 'He knew I didn't like him. I * * * Central had led Northside an- il 5:28 was left in the game, when Northside edged ahead iiiiiiiiiuiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiininiiiuunnuiiii 28-27. Aimer Lee led Fort Smith with 20 points and Jerry Schmidt had 19 for Central. * * * Jonesboro scored 20 points in he fourth quarter to roar past Springdale. Jonesboro was led >y Phil Young's 17 points, and )pnnie Smith tailed 26 for Springdale. North Little Rock built up a 27-15 halftime lead in rolling to ts victory over Hot Springs, ^ay Malcom paced the Wildcat attack with 16 points and Terry Seed garnered 17 for Hot Springs. ^inniiMiiniiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiinniiiiiiiiw High School .iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiniiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiNiHiiiiii. Arkansas Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High School Senior Boys State Tournament Class AAA Quarterfinals Fort Smith Northside 40, Little Rock Central 37 Jonesboro 61, Springdale 50 North Little Rock 50, Hot Springs 38 Class AA Quarterfinals Harrison 68, Benton 48 Leachville 40, Searcy 38 West Memphis 55, Camden Fairvew 36 Cage Pros iiiHiiiiiiiiiiifliiiiiiniiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Results No Games scheduled Today's Games Baltimore at Chicago Detroit at Los Angeles St. Louis at San Francisco Saturday's Games Chicago at Cincinnati Boston at Philadelphia Los Angeles at San Francis CO National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games No games scheduled Saturday's Games Chicago at Montreal New York at Toronto UNIFORMS Nurses - Receptionist Waitresses. Beauticians Westbrook's Fashions Main at Broadway Blytheville, Ark. TODAY'S SPECIAL! Max Sherwood 1966 FALCON 500,2 doer hardtop, 390 engine, power steering, air cond. t on* owner. Sharp ........-. ; PHILLIPS FORD SALES Your Safe Place to Buy Broadway ft Chickaiawba Ph. PO 3-4453 I Don't Like Wills' iailey and Gene Michaels. "Losing Maury is no big bid him. I'm not knocking him as a ballplayer. You've got to give something to the guy. He made himself a major leaguer. 3ut as a person, I couldn't see lim." In Fort Myers, Fla., where :he Pirates are training, Wills said: * * * "I have no rebuttal. I don'k like to deal in this sort of thing. If Willie has any beef with me, I don't know anything about it. We have talked and played goll ;ogether, and I was under the impression there was no ill feel- rag toward me on his part. But if that's his - feeling, there's nothing I can do about it. It ;eems as though each spring, something like this comees up. But. I'm not concerned about toman John Wins HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)- 'ohn Mann's Alnbil is expected a be favored today in the $4,00 feature event at Oaklawn Park. * * * • ' In Thursday's featured event, 'oe Shaver's Roman John won a head in the ?4,500 event. toman John, with Hank Moreno aboard, covered ttie six fur- ongs in 1:11 3-5 to pay $7.40, ;4.40 and $3. 0. T. Hogan's Jazz Crusader was second and paid $9.20 and 5.80. Five Star Stable's Soggy Samshowed for $3.80. D. . Harrstick's Happy Ha la ($63.60) on the first race Phursday and Arvell wanson's Aliened ($7.20) the second for a hefty $245.60 daily double. KitchenAid Dishwasher HEADQUARTERS Let us show you a KitchenAid dishwasher for your kitchen, your budget. But regardless of model or price, you getthe same dependable washing and drying action. There's no skimping on quality or performance in a KitchenAid. HENRY WOODS CABINET SHOP 1033 WEST MOULTRIE PHONE PO 3-6176 TONIGHT ON HIGHWAY PATROL ... 6:00 WILD, WILD WEST 6i30 West and Artemus encounter an assassination attempt as they escort President Grant to a San Francisco conference. (Color) HOGAN'S HEROES... ..7:30 Hogan finds the talento of a professional escape artist a hindrance rather than a help. (Color) FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE (Color) .....8:00 FIRST TV SHOWING! A Time to Love and A Time to Die John Gavin Lilo Palmer r IO O'CLOCK NEWS & WEATHER (Color)-, I with FEED COOK. Now a full Z0-minute« report I I with expanded coveraga of local and national new*. I THE LATE MOVIE.. 10:20 Sweet Smell of Success Burl Lancaster Tony Curtis

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