The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 15, 1961 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 15, 1961
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY IS, BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS Vi«w From H.r, Ed Hayes PAGE ELEVEN SECOND-INDOOR TRACK MEET IS JUST about rounded out for this coming Saturday at Federal Compress. ' The Chicks are to compete against El Dorado, Brinkley,'Helena and Wilson. - , El- Dorado says it does not have, a full team ready but plans to send about five or six aces' (including a top miler and a pair of lightning sprinters. Helen?, says it does not have a full team read'y yet but is to bring one, anyway. Wilson says it does not have a full team ready, either,.but plans to dispatch a, relay team (including high-stepping Billy Elrod, king' of the area hurdlers). - * * * GENE HOOKS SAID HE SURE HOPED HIS LI'L Rock Warriors would be able to earn a chance to play in the state tournament . •.••... "I think fans like the kind of ball we play," he said. The long swisher is always popular with spectators. The Hall Hookers, on the basis of what they showed here, deserve the fourth place. The other three spots should go to Blytheville, Fort Smith and Central. * * * But Hall will have to fight off the Pine Bluff Zebras (who alternately sizzle and fizzle) and North Li'l Rock. The Chicks say they'll try to help Hall by sidetracking the Northsiders here Friday night. But if they . do, the Chicks expect Hall to reciprocate against Fort Smith on the same night. Hall would make an interesting showing in the state tournament in Li'l Rock but the feeling'is the Warriors would need a barrel of miracles to store the big trophy in their new case. • • # * * BLYTHEVILLE'S JUNIOR HIGH PAPOOSES plan to leave, today for the big'league tournament at the capital. Play their first game Thursday afternoon at 2:15 against Forrest Heights. They are to spend their time in Li'l Rock at Alamo Plaza. Congratulatory messages can reach them there. * * * CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES ARE ALSO IN order for Wilson's Howard Cissell, the Canadian football pro, whose wife gave birth to Howard Lynn, Jr., a few days ago. • * * BUSIER THE MAN IS, THE MORE (PAY-LESS) jobs he gets. In addition to hundreds of duties around Blytheville's YMCA, J. P. Garrott has accepted the post of Men's AAU Basketball Commissioner for the Northeastern District. That takes in the counties of Mississippi, Poinsett, Craighead, Randolph, Clay, Greene and Lawrence. Garrott said it's too late to conduct a tournament now, so he'll grant a certification to any qualified independent quintet in the district that is interested in playing in the. state tourney (Li'l Rock University, starting Mar. 13). ... Right now it looks like Ark-Mo's Kilowatters : are the only outfit in this county interested in going. Which means they are the only roundball nuts who don't mind driving 400 miles every night. GAIN ON LOOP-LEADING CHICKS Grizzlies Get Closer JUNIOR GIRLS MEET Dyess, Missco Go WEST RIDGE — Dyess dunked Crawfordsville 44-25 last nighl Riffc School North Little Rock 31, Little Rock Central 23 Little Rock Hall 43, Little Rock Catholic M Fort Smith 38, Hot Springs 27 Jonesboro 65, Blytheville 59 Fuller 54, Lonofce 52 Mablevale 61, Benton 59, double overtime Berryville 47, Eureka Springs 27 Scarcy 63, Beebe 39 Batesviiie 56, Augusta 23 Conway 57, Morrilton 51 Fayetteville 71, Hillcresl '(Spring field, Mo.) 49 Dollanvay 54, White Hall 47 Joplin (Mo.) 53, Fayetteville 55 Russellville 60, Jacksonville 53 College Basketball Arkansas College 48, Hendrix 4C Arkansas A&M 59, Ozarks 54 overtime Ouachita 62, State Teachers 50 Harding 76. Henderson 74 Arkansas Tech 99, Southern Slat 72 Other College Games Tulsa Freshmen 60, Arkansas Freshmen 50 EAST Temple 78, Bucknell 66 St. Josephs (Pa) 88, Penn T Scton Hall 94, Villanova 80 Mass 71, Connecticut 14 Fairfield 91, St. Francis (NY) 8.1 Northeastern shire 58 Canisius 74, Western Ontario 49 Maine 78, Bates 71 Long Island 76, Brooklyn College 63 SOUTH West Virginia 80, Penn State 78 St. John's (NY) 98, George Wash 80 Virginia Tech 85, Wm-Mary 67 Wake Forest 103, Duke 89 Richmond 90, Davidson 77 Furman 93, Soulh Carolina 78 Baltimore U. 97, Catholic U. 87 New Orleans Loyoia 68, Tampa 55 MIDWEST Bradley 82, Notre Dame 81 (ot> Okla. State 48, Oklahoma 42 Chicago Loyola 81, Marquelle Indiana Stale 91, Evansvillc 90 SOUTHWEST Texas A&M 74, Texas Tech 71 Arkansas 74, Texas 59 Rice 61, Baylor 58 SMU 79, Texas Christian 68 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Second place Fort Smith defeated Hot Spring* 38-27 and Norlh Little Rock downed Utlle Rock Central 31-23 in the only two Big Nine Conference basketball games Tuesday night. Lillle Rock Hall beat Lillle Rock Catholic 43-34 and Jonesboro triumphed over Blylheville 65-58 in non-conference games. * * * Pitt McGehee dumped ih 17 poinls to lead the Fort Smith Grizzlies to their victory overl the Hot Springs Trojans. Donnie.Thomas hit 8 to pace Trojan scoring. Fort Smith is now 11-1 in league play and 15-3 overall, while Hot Springs holds down last spot in the conference with a 1-12 Big Nine record and * 5-13 season mark. The North Litlle Rock victory over Lillle Rock Central gave the Wildcats a 6-6 conference mark and moved info a lie with Little Rock Hall for fifth place. Central remained in third place wilh •» • 7-5 conference record. * * « All nine teams will be in action Friday night with Pine Bluff visiting Stuttgart in lire only non-conference game. League leading Blytheville will host North Litlle Rock, El Dorado will be at Hot Springs, Fort Smith at Lillle Rock Hall and Central at Texarkana in other games Friday night. In Tourneys •—. Gosnell Wins Gosnell basketball dubs won on two different battle fronls bat night. The seniors dropped on Armorel 69-46 in the Mississippi County Class B Senior Boys tournament at Wilson and the juniors toyed with Weiner 49-16 in Dislrict SB's tournament at Turrell. COSTLY LOSS AT J'BORO Wes Hurt By ED HAVES Sports Editor JONESBORO — Blytheville High's basketball Chicks losl the ball game and maybe one of Ihcir slarlers last nighl at Annie Camp's Junior High junior-sized gym. Wcs Crawford, 6-3 ceiiler, only veteran in Hie lineup, was submarined under Ihe Jonesboro bucket near (he close of (he game. When lie picked himself olf th« floor he discovered he had a badly injured hand and a foul charged against him. 60, New Hamp- The extent-of the injury was not known late last night and :hick coach Jim Fisher said he hated to hear the doctor's report. lie feared a broken bone in Wes' shooting hand. It could be a serious blow to the Chicks who are preparing for Big Nine games in Blytheville against North Little Rock on Friday, and a pair with runnerup Fort Smith next week. Crawford, easily one of the state's best rcbounders, has usually carried the scoring load in leading the Chicks to the top of the Big Nine. Last night's 65-59 non-league loss to Jonesboro fixed the Tribe at a slill glossy 15-2 for the season. The game was" decide*' in the final 22 seconds, a period of time in which the visiting Maroons were docked with three offensive fouls. | The decision of the officials resulted in the final margin of six points. "That was the difference," said Fisher. With the game tied at 59-59 (it was knotted four times in the final quarter), it appeared that the Chicks had wrapped it up when Crawford, with two Jones- bo-o boys hanging on him, scored a layup. But one of the officials, some distance behind the play, blew his whistle and pointed instead at Chick Freddie Ratliff. So instead of giving the Chicks a two- point and possible three-point advantage, the Hurricane's Joe Murphy trudged to the other end of the floor and made a pair. * •* * Despite the 59-61 heartbreaking .turn of events, the Chicks stil MANILA, L'VILLE 78 in the District 3B Junior Girls basketball tournament and Missco MHonal Basketball Association stepped on Tyronza 32-16. ' _ . _ .. Evelyn Huff hung 23 points to pace Dyess,. .with .17-point help from Minton. Griffin neted 12 points for Crawfordsville. The score was' in a 15-16 knot after two quarters of good action. Dyess finally exploded with 18 in the third frame. In the scoring lead for Missco was Lana .Girdley with 15. Linda Norton etched 9 and Jimmie Shi- nail 8. But the Missco guards probably had as much to do with the triumph as the pointers. The ace defenders were Nancy Autry, Shirley McVay and Linda Olive. • Tonight at 6:30, Marion' plays Shawnee. Turrell takes on Lafe at' 8 and Manila struggles with Earl* at »:». Base Meet Has Upset Supply upset Combat Support Group 61-59 last night in Blytheville Air Force Base's intramural playoffs. Supply was healthy 41-25 at the half but the Combat crew almosl pulled it out. In the first game, Civil Engineers eliminated Combat Defense 82-50. The Engineers were on their way 51-24 after two quarters. Tonight, Combat Support tack- lee the Engineers in the only game at 6. Thursday night, the Base team hosts Ark-Mo Power Kilowatters at 7:30. BOWLING . calTln ' HolUhgRirorth registered 246 and John Ed Reffenold 642 In Sport*men's league bowling last night at Delta Lane*. Orover'a Radiator Work* beat 7-Up 3-1 and piled up 1123. Still Co. won 4-O from MeeX Lumber while splintering 3117. Other reaulti: Phillips 3 Bu»l- neu'Macblnec 1—Teajue I Mead's 1—Ark-Mo 4 Sullivan. Howard Bell turned In 3M-8l» In Cotton Boll league. Wlnrocfc wa* top team with lOtS-MM. beating Fabric Center 4-0.' Other results: Guard's 2 Xartlnliing t— Wafcen- nunt < Bly. Steam 0—State rarm Mutual 3 SI Implement 1—Kunn Provision 3 ROSE i. STOHtSMEN Wo* Ixxt Phillip* T PLAYOFF Meeting at the "Y" last night, team representatives in the Men's Basketball league agreed to poet- pone opening of the Shaughnessy play-off for one week while Ark- Mo Handy Flamec and Central Metal Sellers battle for the top spot in league standings. The first game of their .loop schedule WM postponed during Christmas week. It is to be played Monday night it B at Haley gym The Shaughnessy play-off will begin a week later,.FA. 77. Tuesday Results Boston 113, Los Angeles 9S St. Louis 135, Detroit 134 Wednesday Games St. Louis vs. Philadelphia at New York Syracuse at New York Thursday Games Philadelphia vs. Boston at Syracuse New York at Syracuse St. Louis at Cincinnati. Log Angeles at Detroit Butlnea* Machlnac Tei eague . r. s Elect ronl«a Still M14 Mead- « 47 Bob Sullivan OTI.TT .... 43 U Orover'. MwUator »i,i «OVi 7-Up 33'A UK Me*k Lumbar «',L a»i$ Ark-Mo Power » « COTTON BO1.L l-». Mn-tlnUIrig it a Whlaenhunt Realtor* ..70 36 Nunn ProTlalon 17 3t ROSE X>Vi Guard's Jewelry 47 Stale rarm Mutual .... «* Fabric Center 44 U Wlnrock Kntcrprlaea XV, M% Bly. Steam LauiMlrr .... 3S 81 M Implement ¥1 W Harrison Boys Get Bumped Off OSCEOLA — Ira Young's Harrison High Dragons were bumpec off in a non-league battle here last night 65-62. Harriso: plays in a league trip lebill at Jonesboro Friday night and closes out its season in Blytheville Siturday night against Marianna in three conference con tests. Harrison junior girls, playing their fir»t game last night, losi 18-M. For Harrison, Alice Davis 8 points, Bobbie Stewart 1 an< Norman Home 1. For Harrison boys: Jam** Goodlow looke< good with 7t, Tommy Bonds ac counted for 1« and Alfred James dropped in 14. 45 «0 N*w Skipper NASHVILLE, Tenn. I* - The Nashville Vols announced today the selection of Spencer (Red) Robbins. 32-year-oM minor league veUraa, ac manager of the.CU« SR. GIRLS PLAY TRIO MARION - MtMCO topped Turrell 5S-45, Dyeac hammend Armorel CMS, and Reiser dipped Hrxora W-S1 last night rn District » Senior Girk hirtiHi.U totm- ment. Tonight, it'll bt Eark and Shawnee in the «:J» opener, M- Jowed by OawfordsviUe-Tyrona and Marion-Weiner. In the only ran. available: Carolya Wilmoti mad* It, AIM Co* M itW OHVM Marft* • for Lion Quints Win MANILA — John Overslreel's Manila Lions .showed plenty of rffense here last night in rolling over Rector 86-73 as four boy >anged away in double figures. Landing 48 per cent of its field attempts, Manila went ahead by as many as 18 points in the second quarter, .and settled for an 86-73 midway lead. Rector did a good job cutting the deficit to a mere seven early in the third quarter but the Lions slapped 'em back and rushed home without too much sweat. Top scorers for Manila were: Roland Wells 22; Harold Rainey and Donnie Wagner 17 apiece; and Davey Joe Wright 12. Girtman made 29 and Bralcher 17 for Manila. * * + Manila also walked off with the "B" game. The score was 71-64 in overtime. Steve Lewis tallied 23 points and Billy Hughes 16 for Manila, and Reddick rimmed 21 for the losers. Manila goes to tough Nettleton Friday night. Junior boys play Harrisburg . at 7 Thursday nighl. in the distric iad another chance with 12 sec- inds remaining when Kent TUt- :hey drove for Ihe lying tallies. But he was charged with charg- ng and Jonesboro's Andy Andrson made good on the gifts 63-59. Finally with five seconds left n the frantic fight, Murphy got under Crawford, both were splat erec to the hardwood, and (he Jimmy Ammons Jed the senior . win over Armorel by stuffing 24 points. Teammate Mayo meshed 21. Larry Dingier came through with 24 points for Armorel, while Charlie Joe Adkisson counted 13. Armorel stayed close for a quarter at 10-12, and was only behind 21-25 at halflime. But then Gosnell got cranked up, oulscoreU the Tigers 15-9 in the third quarter and finished in a breeze. In the other game at Wilson, Missco punished Luxora 80-44, running up the tourney's highest score. Luxora only made 4 points in the first quarter. Missco was on top after two quarters 36-18. For Missco Clifford Craig net ted 20 poinls, N. Girdley 15, Pen dergrast 14 and J, Davis 13. Wally Chrisco tore off 21 anc B. Holcomb 17 for Luxora. In tonight's semi-final games Wilson plays Dyess at 8 and Cos nell tests Missco at 0:15. Gosnell juniors had no troubli al all with Weiner. As a matter official awarded the fall to the lomelowner. Murphy cashed in the handouts j Perry Traded if fact, they haven't had any rouble with anyone to date. They pushed ahead of Weiner 19-« gong into the third quarter. Dan Purple was (he GosneU rigger with 14 points. In the first game at Turrell, .he host quintet slipped past Dixi« 42-40 as Lawrence Maxwell collected 19 points. Donnie Wiiiland landed 25 for the Dixie dandies who connected on 20 of 29 free (hrows. In the junior finale, Lake City by-passed Oak Grove 46-38 after working to a 23-13 midway advantage. Robbie Vincent rimmed 18 poinls for Lake City whil« Gory Null showed 22 for Oak Grove. Stanford and Crawfordsvillt kick off the second round at Turrell lonight at 6:30; Caraway and Lepanto play at 8; Marmaduke faces Cash at 9:30. t :o give Joneshoro the win and him a poinls. game-high total of 24 . Before Jonesboro's lillle Kenny Johnson fouled out with 2:13 to go in the third quarter, he had accumulated 14 points. Sharp- shooting forward Lowell Miller landed 13 poinls. Mickey Johnson was Blytheville's best shooter. He made eight field goals from just about every angle on the cramped courl, phis four free throws for 20 points. Crawford and Kent Rilchey put in 14 poinls apiece. Bob Renfro ripped off 21 points and John Holland 12 as Blytheville's Bees won the first game 58-52. (See additional Story on Page Five.) SAN FRANCISCO I*—The leading ground gainer of the National Football League, Joe (The Jet) Perry of (he San Francisco 4Ders, will be Iraded to the Baltimore Colts for choice. Coming To Your an undisclosed draft P&ckdge StOTV Soon! Take Home The Best In Town ... DELICIOUS HOT DOGS 6 for $ 1°° They're different and just the way you like KREAM KASTLE DRIVE - 1N Walnut * DlTlsloa Phone P0> 3-8051 PICNIC CARDWELL, Mo.-Leachville's Lions picnicked here last night 65-43, It gave all the benchmen a chance to log some time. The Lions led all the way. Ronnie Bridges banged for »4 points. 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