The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 20, 1967 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 20, 1967
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The View front Here ED HAYES * * * .. PARAGOULD BASKETBALL HAS GONE TO POT. Don't hop on me if you disagree. The words came from the mouth of the boss himself. Meaning Doy Pannell, the gent who coaches the Paragould basketball Bulldogs. : A small, gray, forlorn cloud followed Doy Pannell around In Li'l Rock at the state tournament. "This is the. first time in 14 years we haven't had a team In the state tournament," said Doy. Meaning himself as a .coach. Remember he won the state tournament with Leach' ville in I960. * * * The trouble, according to Doy, is the Paragould policy of locking up the basketballs immediately after the state tournament and not breaking 'em out again until November when they lock up the footballs. "We're going to change that," he said. "We're going to get. with it," he said. He's not saying a boy can't play both sports but more generally than not a basketball program's backbone is the pank-snd-file group that only wants to play basketball and knows that's where its talent lies ... and to keep these youngsters locked up seven months Is sinful. Did Doy Pannell miss being part of the state tournament excitement? He gasped: "It's killing us." * * * ' ANOTHER COACH NOT INVOLVED IN THE STATE tournament was Bobby Evans who coached at Manila last ' year and is now at Joe T. Robinson, just outside the big city. But there were no li'l gray clouds over his head. He was part of the state show as a member of the Arkansas Athletic .'.Association goodwill staff. Bobby resigned the job at Manila and thinks taking the ""Job at Joe T is "the best move I ever made." He enjoys th« closeness of Li'l Rock, its opportunities, and his wife is able to continue her education. But there's a "but." "But," he said, "I miss coaching the kind of boys they have at Manila." '•• AN EX-COACH WHO LOOKED A BIT FORLORN IN Barton Coliseum was Ray Dunbar. The former BHS assist- ent and head coach at Burdette and Luxora, is in the insurance business now. He didn't miss many of the tournament games. if He's being transferred to Dallas and has been promised hjs own agency. Nevertheless if a basketball rolled his Way he looks as if he'd chunk the whole business, agency and all. ' It's a deceptive look, I'm sure. He's turned into quite a successful policy man. ;:. OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER AT THE STATE TOURNA- Iment was Gene Hall, Ll'l Rock Central football coach. He's Slept basketball time before but never in the big show. :? The lime machine, incidentally, with all those gadgets anti switches and flashing lights looked like early H.G. Wells or late Rube Goldberg. ;;; The state timekeeper was Dan Scott, a retired army .Warrant officer, the same guy who keeps score at Central's Some games and keeps the clock in Tiger Stadium. • He's the brother of Leroy Scott, Arkansas Athletic Association troubleshooter. Leroy performs fulltime duties on l parttime salary. K RUSSELLVTLLE WENT OFF THE STATE TOURNAMENT Boor with a 26-17 lead over Leachville, the No. 1 team in •the state. The Cyclones went off with cyclopedic joy and 'sugar-coated dreams. :.: When the teams returned, a Russellville assistant eyeballed Charley Eagle of Trumann silting near the runway and called: "Hey, Eagle. Come here." Then, speaking from the .corner of his mouth and with a hand partially covering the .opening, muttered: "What do you think Leachville will do ;'this half? You've seen 'em before. What do they come •out with when they're behind?" - r Charley, pulling for fellow conference member Leachville, gave it to the Russellville man with a straight face: ''I don't know. Leachville has never been behind at halftime." SOME GUYS ALWAYS HAVE TO THROW THEIR RE- volvers around. - With my camera I was positioned In the deep comer of the playing floor at Barton Coliseum, six feet from the boundary line and 20 feet from the action when an armed policeman sidled up beside me and laid down the law. "Sir," he said, lovably, "you can't stand on the floor." I snapped: "I'm no acrobat or clown but show me something better to stand on than the floor and I'll give it a try." I really didn't say that. Remember, he was armed. COLLEGE Saturday's College Biiketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tournaments NCAA Eastern Regional No. Car. 96, Boston College 80 Coniolatton Princeton 78, St John's, NY., 58 Mideast Regional Dayton 71, Va. Tech 66, OT Consolation Indiana 51, Tennessee 44 Midwest Regional Championship Houston 83, SMU 75 Consolation Kansas 70, 'Louisville 68 Western Regional Championship UCLA 80, Univ. of Pacific 64 Consolation Tex. Western 69, Wyoming 67 National Invitation Tournament Championship So. Illinois 71, Marquette 56 Consolation Rutgers 93, Marshall 76 NAIA Tournament Championship St. Benedict's, Kan., 71, Okla. Baptist 65 Consolation Central Wash. 106, Morris Harvey 92 National Jr. Col. Tournament Championship Moberly, Mo., 56, San Jacln- to, Pasadena, Tex., 55 Women's AAU Championship Nashville Business 47, Baytown, Mo.. 39 By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Guy Lewis still thinks UCLA is headed for a fall, but the sure his Cougars are mean Houston basketball coach isn't enough to push the Bruins off Iheir summit perch. We lack the killer instinct, and I don't know if that will be iatal against UCLA or not," s said Sunday as the Cougars began preparing for their AA tournament date with the unbeaten, top-ranked Bruins Friday night. The second half of the semifinal doubleheader at Louisville, {y., pits North Carolina's slick young Tar Heels against surprising Dayton. Baseball Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday's Result* St. Louis 6, Houston 2 Atlanta 4, Nez York, N, 3, 10 nnings San Fran. 6, California 4 Chicago, A, 6, Washington 0 Boston 3, Detroit 2 Cleveland 8, Chicago, N, 0 Cincinnati 4, New York, A, 1 Pittsburgh 2, Philadelphia 1, 13 innings Los Angeles 10, Baltimore 3 Kansas City 10, Minnesota 2 Sunday's Results Boston 7, Detroit 6 St. Louis 7, Chicago, A, 8 New York, A, 1, New York, N, Kansas City 5, Minnesota 4, 10 innings Philadelphia 4, Washington 0 Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 0, 6 innings, rain Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1, 10 nnings Los Angeles 8, Baltimore 8 Cleveland 8, California 2 San Francisco 8, Chicago, N, 5 Tuesday's Games Atlanta vs. Washington at Pompano Beach, Fla. Cincinnati vs s Houston at Cocoa, Fla. Los Angeles vs. Minnesota at Orlando, Fla, New York, N, vs. Baltimore at St. Petersburg, Fla. Philadelphia vs. Boston at Clearwater, Fla. Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis at Ft Myers, Fla. Chicago, N, vs. San Francisco at Phoenix, Ariz. California vs. Cleveland at Holtville, Calif. Chicago, A, vs. Kansas City at.Saraso.ta, F|a. New York, A, vs. Detroit at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Sfkes Wins It JACKSONVILLE, Fla, . (AP) Dan Sikes has convinced his hometown friends that he is the city's best golfer, and now he would like to show officials of the" prestige-packed Masters that he belongs 'in that tournament. ;The 36-year-old Jacksonville lawyer bolstered his bid for an Invitation to the Masters by winning the Jacksonville Open Sunday, and now ranks fourth among tile contenders for two vacancies at the Augusta, Ga., tournament. .Sikes, $20,000 richer after winning the third tournament in his seven-year career as a pro, hopes to nail down a bid with top finishes in the Pensacola, FJa., and Greensboro, N.C., tournaments. .-My putting has really been good," Sikes said after taking ffie Jacksonville title by a stroke over 38-year-old Bill Collins, club pro at Purchase, N.Y. -Sikes' finishing 73 gave him B-Z2-hole total of 279, 'Colllas, 38-year-old ex-Marine tiying to make a comeback on the tour, won $12,000 for his second-place 280 after a closing 67, ffve-under par. TJim Colbert, In hli second C&son on the tour, collected 10,250 for his thrd-place tie at 281 with Gay Brewer Jr. 6on We are happy to announce that Don Nelson has joined our sales staff. See Me for these Chevrolets: • Caprice * Corvair • Impnla • Camaro • Chevy II • OK Used Can • Chevclle • And Cadillac Remember You Can Always Make A Better Deal At BOB SULLIVAN CHEVROLET-CADILLAC CO. 30T W. Walnut Ph. PO 3-4578 OPEN EVENINGS & SAT. AFTERNOON Houston Coach Not Stalling, But ... Need Killer Cagers Lewis, who predicted UCLA "will get beat" before his club earned the task of confronting the Bruins and 7-foot-l'Lew Alcindor, could promise only one thing Sunday: Houston won't settle for a standoff. * * * "I haven't decided how we'll play them," he said, "but we definitely won't try any control game on them. We don't even practice a delay. We think we have enough talent to get the ball in the hole against any team." Elvia (Big E) Hayes heads Houston's talent parade and Lewis hopes the 6-foot-8 pivot- man, whose 31 points triggered the Cougars' 83-75 victory over NIT Ace Must Make Decision By DICK COUCH NEW YORK (AP) - The jleam in Walt Frazier's eye is as bright as his basketball fu- ure when Southern Illinois' 6- oot-3 sparkplug talks about his 2-pound protege. "My son will be four weeks ild tomorrow," Frazier said after pacing the Salukis to the Vational Invitation Tournament championship last Saturday. 'He weighed eight pounds, nine ounces when he was born — but he last time I checked he was up to 12 ponnds. "He might be a football play- ir. I'll just let him make his jwn decision." Whatever course Walt Frazier n chooses to follow in time to :ome, he figures prominently in 7alt Frazier It's plans for the mmediate future. The Southern Illinois star, who earned the NIT's Most Val- lable Player Award with 21 mints, 11 rebounds and five as- sists in the SaluMs' 71-58 conquest of Marquette for the title, must decide soon whether to play next season as a collegian or a professional. Frazier, a junior, is eligible for next month's National Basketball Association draft because his college class graduates this year. Tfce Atlanta native Sat out the 1965-66 season because of scholastic difficulties. But he has come back to lead the Salukis to their finest season ever (24-2) and gain Little All-America honors. "I don't know yet what I'll do," he said. "I want to finish school, but I need money now that I've got a family. My ambition is to be a pro." Frazier, operating with equal efficiency from either the back- court, the corner or underneath the basket, scored 88 points in the Salukis' four-game sweep to tile title and also had 52 re- I bounds and 19 assists. Get to Face Baptists Again Scoring an overtime 53-32 win over First Baptist No. 2, First ^esbyterian fought back into the finals of the YMCA Inter- Church tournament Saturday, and qualifies to again go against First Baptist No. 1 for the tournament championship. These two have, had four games during the season, each of which has been decided by ess than five points. First Bap- :ist has a 3-1 edge, winning the championship in regular season ilay 44-42, after winding up the season in a tie. First Baptist No. 2 gave the Presbyterians all they could landle Saturday. The score was )-aiI after one period but Pres- jyterians went ahead 20-16 at lalftime. The third quarter was a 15-15 standoff, then Baptists charged back for a 19-15 fourth and tied it at the buzzer. A free toss decided the issue as both tallied a field goal in the extra period. , Southern Methodist in last Saturday night's NCAA Midwest regional final, will prove the Big Equalizer against UCLA prodigy Alcindor, Big Lew poured in 38 points as the Bruins ousted University of Pacific 80-64 in the Far West regional for their 28th straight victory. * * * "Hayes is even greater this season because he has confidence in his shooting, from anywhere on the court," Lewis said. "He really took charge in the closing minutes against SMU." The Houston All-America scored 20 points 1 nthe second half, most of them from outside, to offset a furious SMU rally that wiped out a 14-point deficit. The Mustangs tied the score 72-72 with a 15-3 burst, but Hayes' basket with 1:57 remaining sent Houston ahead 76-73 and the nationally seventh- ranked Cougars hung on for their 24th victory in 27 starts. Fourth-ranked North Carolina, 26-4, gained the semifinals by whipping No. 9 Boston College 96-80 behind Bob Lewis' 31 points in the East regional and unranked Dayton, 24-5, outlasted Virginia Tech in overtime 7166 for the Mid East crown. * * * Southern Illinois, the nation's No. 1 college division team, capped an impressive bid for big-time recognition by capturing the National Invitation Tournament title at New York with a 71-56 triumph over Marquette. The victory was the 19th in a row for the Salukis, who topped nine major opponents. In the NIT consolation game, Rutgers' Bob Lloyd tossed in .44 points for a four-game total of 129, breaking the tournament record of 124 set by Maurice Stokes of St. Francis, Pa., 12 years ago, as the Scarlet Knights raced past Marshall, W.Va., 93-76. Consolation winners at the four NCAA regional playoffs were Princeton, which downed St. John's, N.Y., 78-58; Indiana, which beat Tennessee 51-44; Kansas, which got past disappointing Louisville 70-68, and Texas Western, which nipped Wyoming 69-67. Tourney for Grade Schoolers YMCA grade school basketball champolnship tournament is to get underway tonight at 6 in the high school gymnasium. The season's schedule of games has no bearing on the championship and is merely a propping for this windup tournament. * * * Three games are on the schedule tonight, Fairview MARTIN ROBERTSON will faa here TUESDAY, MARCH 21 with tha SPRING SHOWING of luxurious new fabrics from the world's great mills /or elegant clothes Cusi-:n Tailored by This is a great opportunity to •*• Unusual Fabric*... to get expert advloe on th» Smart New make your personal clothes a Status Symbol of avaB yourself of the Most Modern Technique in Existence for Fitting Clothes Correctly. •II •*«• Wilt* ___ playing Gosnell in the tourney opener at 6; to be followed at 7 by Lange-Sudbury; and at 8 by Burdette- Armorel. Centra! drew a bye in the first round. Second round games are booked for Tuesday evening, also at the high school gym. Colonel, Sarge Tie in Tourney Col. Bill Nash and Sgt. Mann won the high point, full handicap golf tournament at Blytheville Air Force Base over the weekend. They came in with 32 points each. Tied for second with 30 points were Lt. Paul Levitt and Sgt. Bob Livingston. There were about 50 entrants. * * * . Pro Bill Pace announces that there are still openings for the season-opening tournament, April 1-2.. _ Pitchers Going Further: All the Way to Toronto By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer The pitchers are going further in the spring training exhibitions now, but few of them are going as far as Dave Morehead. Morehead, a Boston right-han- der who has won only one game since he threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians Sept. 16, 1965, has been optioned to Toronto of the International League. He was b othered with arm trouble most of last season and had a 1-2 record. He was bombed for 10 runs in 2 1-3 innings by the New York Mets last Thursday in his only exhibition appearance this season. 'We had to send him where he can get a chance to pitch," Boston Manager Dick Williams said Sunday in Winter Haven, Fla. "When he shows us that he's okay, we'll call him back." * * * But while Williams was disappointed with Morehead's per- COURIER NEWS Monday, March 20, 196? PAGE TEN formance, he got some good news from another quarter — slugger Tony Conigliaro is on his way back. "Tony should be swinging a bat in a week and two weeks," Red Sox physician Dr. Thomas Tierney said after examining Conigliaro in Boston. Conigliaro suffered a hairline fracture of the shoulder when hit by a pitch in batting practice Saturday. He was flown to Boston for an examination, and returned to the team Sunday. 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