The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1967 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 18, 1967
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Ron, Stan and Walt Eastern Stars By ED HAYES, Sports Editor Coaches in the stale's biggest basketball league have named three Blytheville High Chick- asawfto lei squad. Walt Hampton, 6'8 senior; Ron Wilson, 6'3 senior ford; and Stan Williams, 5'H senior guard, were voted to the All-AAA-East team. er with 158. Gaines is in fast company. Also on the honorable list: Jonesboro's Scott Puryear and Fred Singleton; Pine Bluff's Rick Marshall; Central's Steve Averitt; Hall's Steve Mcerron; and Jacksonville's Danny Allen. Ronnie Greer and Milton Ford. + * » Hampton was Blytheville's leading scorer and rebound- er. He missed three games at the tailend of the season because of illness but dropped in 428 points and skimmed 332 rebounds. He averaged about 16 points per Only North Little Ruck, which shared the Eastern championship with Blyllie- ville, also managed to place three players: Ray Malcolm, Joe Lamb and Lee Davidson. * * * Honored from Jonesboro were Fred Mooney and Phil Young. Pine Bluff also land» pair, Alton Barnes and Joe Bbeving. Others: Robin Bogle, Jacksonville; Rusty Tarver, Little Rock Hall; and Jerry Schmidt, Little Rock Central. Little Rock McClellan fail- ed to place anyone. However, the Lions' Butch Isom received honorable mention. * « • Also on the honorable mention list is Blythevilje's 6'3 senior forward Don Gaines. It was unlortunate that Gaines was not able to play on a strong leg. It went out on him altogether in one game. Even so, he turned in the steadiest piay in the stale tournament last week. He accumulated 253 points during the season, fourth best among the Chickasaws (a nine-point average) and was the third best rebound- The View from Here ED HAYES Pin and Turkey Shoots THIS IS A REMINDER. There's an Easter Turkey Shoot going on at Blytheville Air Force Base today and Sunday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Ask the air policeman at the main gate for directions. * * * ANOTHER REMINDER. Windup of the Blytheville Women's Bowling Association tournament at Shamrock Lanes today and Sunday. The girls are gunning for singles, doubles and all-events prizes. * * * Wouldn't It be wonderful—and appropriate since she's luch a consistently good bowler-if Charlotte Valentine ran off with one of the top prizes? Since she's getting ready to leave Blytheville Wednesday after eight years, I mean. Her husband is In the Air Force and is due home from Vietnam bomb runs and Guam, and then they're scheduled to ship out. Montana, or some far out place like that. Charlotte, who served a» Bowling Association secretary last season has made some unmatched contributions to (he iporl in town and of course she's the gal they all look to on the base. Citizens, we're losing on« of the rare ones ... and I m not talking athletically now. * * * SIGHTED TRIM BRUCE BATEMAN IN WL ROCK DUR- Ing the state tournament last week. He said h« doesn't have to report to the New York Yankees' rookie camp until June. "It's going to be hot down there," he commented. Well, look at it like this, Brucey: it's a cinch to be hot in Blytheville this summer, too, but in Florida they pay you to play. * * * James Scrifes, who caught for the West Memphis Legion team last year was named to a first all-region basketball team recently. This National Junior College Athletic Association region includes Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. The 6'4 soph at A-State in Beebe might sign a baseball contract. * * * Jerry Hudgins is due to start training in Florida. Today, I think He's Boston Red Sox property and hopes to hurl this summer at Toronto. * * * FOUR-DOT DATA: Mickey Johnson of Blytheville was the only member of the AU-AIC squad this year from a Class AAA high school .... Dr. Fred Wagner is a member of the steering committee for a municipal golf course here. His name was left out of a story earlier this week .... Arkansas State U is scheduled to start its baseball season today at home against St. Louis in a twinbill. With Blytheville's Jimmy Green, a .300 hitter in rigW field. Jimmy was the only BHS Chickasaw to crack 10 seconds in the 100-yard dash In recent years .... I don't know how anyone is going to match it this year in this kind of weather. Jean May smacked 214-593 in Queen Bee League last night at Strat-0-Lanes. It was her highest league series ever. Eighth- ilace Barbara's Beauty Shop 1o. 2 turned 731-2072. * * * In a league at Shamrock, Frankie Champers bombed 25569; and Jerry Kitchens 214-542. Carmen Mathis threw 197-479. Second-place Rexall Drugs de- ivered 719-1872. Frankie earned century patch for bowling 100 pins over her average. Bully for the Cage Bulls: They Clinch Tie for 4th iBOWLING STANDINGS W Hsmra's Dept. Store 86 Rexall Drugs 64 Igloo 55 Harris DlBt. Co 43 Vi Lawrence Fnrm Equip .. 33% Hana MJF.A. Ins 28 QUEEN BEE Katz Jewelers 62 Robertson's Dlst 57 Dr. Pepper 57 Pepsi 65 '£ Mcador Auto Glass 52 Delorns Benuty Shop 52 Barbara's Beauty No. 1 .. 48 Barbara's Beauty No. 2 .. 44',, O'Bryant's Jewelry 44 Boons Cleaners 27 L 38 43 43 43'! 48 48 S2 55IA 56 73 In Farmer's League Thursday at Shamrock: Sort Williams 113-398: Gene Hood 221-590; Dave Fowler 562: and Ira Koonce 203. Campbell's "66" Express had 1005; and Hood's Flying service 2041. FARMERS W L McCann't 20 12 Phillips Ford 18 14 Cana o. ons 17 15 Hood's Flying Service 17 15 Campbell's "60" 14 18 Home Oin 10 32 OSCEOLA MIXED W L Sparklers 37 23 Road Runners 34 26 Unpredictablcs 29 31 Odd Balls 28 32 Gutter Sweeps 28 32 Ridge Runners 24 36 game. Hampton converted 70 percent of his free throws. Wilson was the next best scorer with 335 points and the No. 2 rbeounder with 196. He also tossed 70 percent from the free line. Williams, the quarterback and son of the coach Dwight Williams, produced 309 points and proved to be the squad's best defender with 66 steals or interceptions and led with 92 assists. * * * Delivering 57 assists and making him BHS's second best feeder was Aubrey Bell, the only non-senior starter. The 5'11 llth grader was surprisingly stout on the boards also with 107 rebounds, and made 51 recov- COURIER NEWS m Saturday, March 18. 1967 PAGE SIX eries, just behind Wilson who had 54. Gaines made 31 recoveries, Hampton 27 and senior fireman Bill Peterson 26. Peterson proved to be a superb sixth man, started only a few times but racked 166 points. The 5'8 hustler scored on 81 percent of his free throws. In this respect he had no equal on the squad. A couple other Chickasaw seniors round out the picture. Mike Guillot played sparingly but delivered 26 points and some clutch defensive work. He made the last basket of the BHS season—in the state tournament. Bo Briggs saw action only at the end of the season, had 23 points and made some crucial contributions. * * * Fort Smith's Nortbside Grizzlies, who won the Western Division, placed three players on their all-star squad: Aimer Lee, Tom Butler and Thurston Knox. The others: , Dana Baker and Donnie Smith, Springdale; Burgess Brown and Terry Reed, Hot Springs; Robert Bennett and Ronnie Grizzle, Fort Smith Southside; William Bryant and Mike Abbiatti, Fayetteville; John Lowery, El Dorado; and Dana Roberts, Texarkana. West honorable mention: Ray Fears, Springdale; Jerry Jennings and David Carter, Northside; Mark Thompson Fayetteville; Ronnie Rogers, Southside; Jamie Pratt, El Dorado; and Gary Reid, Texarkana. * * * College scouts and coaches have expressed an interest in Blytheville's three All- East stars. Hampton and Williams have definite offers. Wilson can take a scholastic scholarship but is looking for an Walt Hampton ... Ron Wilson .. . Stan Williams (Courier News Photo) Rookie, J8, Sharp Irish Show Colors IE31IIII ...... " Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago has just about Bulled Its way into the National Bas- etball Association playoffs. The Bulls, born out of NBA expansion last summer, clinched a tie for fourth place in the Western Division and a playoff berth Friday night with 8 120-117 victory over San Francisco. In the only other game played Friday night, Los Angeles beat Baltimore 131-133. * * * Chicago's victory gave the Bulls a I'A game lead over fifth place Detroit. The Pistons have two games remaining and the Bulls one. Should Detroit win both its games and Chicago Nitionil Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Todiy'i Games New York at Montreal Chicago at Toronto Boston at Detroit Sunday's Game* Montreal at Chicago Toronto at Detroit Boston at New York lose, the teams would play off for the berth. Rookie Erwin Mueller led Chicago with 27 points including three clutch baskets in a fourth quarter drive. Rick Barry had 27 for the Western champion Warriors. Chicago's Guy Rodgers had 18 assists and establihed an NBA season record with 901. The old mark was 899 set by Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson in 196162. Elgin Baylor scored 21 points and Archie Clark 24 in leading Los Angeles past Baltimore. Baylor hit two key free throws and Clark one in the final 40 seconds, sewing up the victory. Ray Scott's 25 points topped Baltimore. The NBA also announced its playoff dates Friday, two days playoff dates Friday, two days Semifinal playoffs pitting Cincinnati against Philadelphia and New York aganst Boston In the East and San Francisco against Los Angeles and St. Louis against Chicags or Detroit in the West open Tuesday. All semfinals are best-of-5 series. Exhibiion Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results Washington 3, Atlanta 2 Cincinnati 7, Boston 5 Philadelphia 5, Houston2 St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 7, Chicago, A, 3 San Fran. 7, California 2 Chicago, N, 9, Cleveland 3 New York, N, 5, Baltimore 3 Los Ang'es 4, New York, A, 2 Minnesota 4, Kansas City 3 Sunday's Games Atlanta vs. Cincinnati at West Palm Beach, Fla. Houston vs. Pittsburgh -vt Ft. Myers, Fla. Los Angeles vs. Baltimore at Miami, Fla. New York. N, vs. New York, A, at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Philadelphia vs. Washington at Clearwater, Fla. St. Louis vs. Chicago; A, at St. Petersburg, Fla. Chicago, N, vs. San Francisco at Phoenix, Ariz. Detroit vs. Boston at Winter Haven, Fla. Cleveland vs. California at Tucson, Ariz. Minnesota vs. Kansas City at Caracas, Vene7.uela iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniitniiwiniiiniiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiininiiii Stat e Sports iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiii Arkansas Sports Results By 'I'HE ASSOCIATED PRESS Basketball Men's AA At Lltllc Rock Quarterfinals Sigma Chi 87, liussellville 66en 83 Searcy 106, Scott Independents 93 Goll Arkansas 8, Tulss 1 Tennis Hcndru 5, Henderson 2 By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Sure, and wouldn't you know that a fine broth of an Irish lad would be at his very best on St. Patrick's Day. Gary Nolan, who has a kiss of I ;he old country in his blood and a Cincinnati bonus in his pocket celebrated the big day Friday with three shutout innings n the Reds' 7-5 vclory over Boston. And don't hand Nolan that blarney about leprechauns helping him on the mound. The Reds' top choice in last summer's free agent draft, the 18- year-old right-hander has a world of confidence in his own ability. "Sure I expect to stick with the big club," says the youngster, who was pitching for Olo- ville, Calif. High School at this time last year. After signing with the Reds last June, Nolan had a 7-3 record with a 1.82 earned run average at Sioux Falls, S. D. The big eye-opener was 163 strikeouts and only 30 bases on balls in 104 innings pitched. Nolan allowed only one hit and struck out six of the 11 Boston batters he faced Friday. He has allowed just three singles, struck out nine and walked one in six innings pitched this spring. "He has a wealth of natural stuff," marvels Dave Bristol, (he Reds' manager. "And he's imperturbable." And Irish too. . * « In Friday's other games, St. Louis defeated Pittsburgh 10-5, San Francisco whipped California 7-2, Philadelphia downed Houston 5-2, Washington shaded Atlanta 3-2, the Chicago Cubs ripped Cleveland 9-3, Detroit topped the White Sox 7-3, the New York Met? topped Baltimore 5-3, Los Angeles downed the Yankees 4-2 and Minnesota nipped Kansas City 4-3. Lee May, another Cincinnati rookie, smacked three hits including a two-run game-winning homer in the ninth inning that gave the Reds their victory over the Red Sox. Nol»n was the winner. John Romano, who isn't Irish, tripled and singled, driving in I three runs for the Cardinals against Pittsburgh, Mike Shannon, who is, had three hits for St Louis. Donn Clendenon hom- ered for the Pirates. Gaylord Perry worked five shutout innings for the Giants, allowing just three hits against California. Jim Hart snapped out of a slump with his first two hits of the spring, driving in four runs with a home run and a double. * * * Johnny Callison and Johnny Briggs each tagged two run homers as the Phillies whipped tile Astros. Big Frank Howard lumbered in from third on a slow grounder to short in the sixth inning, giving the Senators the winning run aganst Atlanta. An error by Bens Menke set the stage for Washington's winning rally. The streaking Cubs won their sixth straight game but lost Ron Santo for at least a week. Santo was spiked on the left kneecap in a home plate collision with Cleveland catcher Duke Sims and took six stitches. Jim Northrup and Ray Oyler tagged Gary Peters for home runs as the Tigers tripped the While Sox. Detroit ripped Peters for eight hits and six rims. Tech Has New Football Boss RUSSELLVILLE (AP) - 3on Dempsey was named :iead football coach at Arkansas Tech Friday to succeed Marvin Salmon effective July 1. Happy Voter $70 Roman K In Reb at Spa HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Dr. Keith Knapp's Roman K, who smashed the Oaklawn Park six-furlong record last month, will face one of the top challenges of his career today at Oaklawn Park in the $10,000 Rebel Handicap. Roman K is expected to be near ever money or less when goes against seven other 3- year-old hopefuls under top veignt of 120 pounds. The mile and 70-yard handicap is traditionally the major stepping stone to the $50,000 added Arkansas Derby which will be run this year on April 8. * * * In Friday's feature race Happy Voter, Mrs. Clyde Locklear's Kentucky Derby nominee, scored his first victory of the year over six other 3-year-blds. Happy Voter finished a length ahead of Air Boat, who was only a nose ahead of Zamary Zoom. Happy Voter was timed in the six-furlong event in 1:10 3-5 to return $10, $4 and $3. Air Boat paid $2.80 and $2.40 and Zamaray Zoom $3.40 to show. Turning out on St. Patrick's Day, the crowd of 11,682 wagered $829,181, which is believed to be the largest handle If or any day other than a Satur- Dempsey had been assistant day jn the track , s history] coach at Tech since 1959. Sal- Joe Smrekers' Good Rela | __ mon said he was relieved of hisi^ (won thefirst race u'i 63 ' and August Muckler's Lujohn - - I ($8.20) the second 'for a $72 Head Courier News Classified 1 daily double. AUCTION Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1967 Time 9:00 a.m. Sikeston, Mo. Hwy. 60 East 200 TRACTORS All Kinds Of Implements Consign Your Tractor & Implements with us now. We Have a Good Demand and a Lot of Action From Buyers from Many States. Brewer Implement Auction Sikeston, Mo. Beck And McCord, Auctioneers TECHNICIANS BECOME AN IBM CUSTOMER ENGINEER Get an inside view of many fields— while pursuing a career with IBM. Two years of technical school required, equivalent experience considered. Mechanical aptitude and- knowl- edge of electronics esst..tial. 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