The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1967 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 22, 1967
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Osceola, Dell in County Track By ED HAYES, Sports Editor --' WILSON - Both the senior and junior high divisions of lifts Mississippi County track meet yesterday turned out to be 'two-team shows. • . , , Osceola outlast:-] Wilson 103-84 in (he senior portion but in the younger events, Osceola was surprised by Dell 74-61. ~" Down in the No. 3 position in the senior bracket was Cos- .nell with 29 points, followed by Reiser with 28; Shawnee 22; : Dell 19; and Luxora 3. Kciser was No. 3 among the junior highers with 33 points. Next: Shawnee 27; Luxora 25; Gosnell 20; and Wilson 16. No stunning times or distances were booked on an Afternoon that was badgered by strong winds and a late rain. It '.was the second straight spring that the meet had been rained Last year's, however, suffered from mean weather all the way through. There were times when you couldn't see from one end of the oval to the other. The Osceola senior squad of Howard Cissell was led by muscleman Ronnie (Mule) Bennett, the meet's standout in- He won the discus with a flip of 148 feet, below his best of the year; was third in the shot put; ran on three relay teams; and was an easy first in the 220. For a big man, his 23.4 in the 220 was considered good. * * * Outstanding individual in the junior high division was Leslie Alsworth of Luxora. Performing for Jake Morse's club, the good-looking youngster was first in the shot put with a lift of 43-2V2- fifth in the discus; first in the 100-yard dash (10.9); first in the 220 (24.2); and competed with two relay squads that picked up fourth and fifth place points. Osceola marked as a favorite on the junior level, won only two events, the mile relay in 4:05.5; and eighth-grader Corky McCorkle's 59.3 in the 440-yard dash. Dell juniors, coached by Bill Wyatt, flashed good strength, grabbing the high-point 440- relay (49.5) and 880 relay (1-434)- and took the broad jump (Ellis 18'11); high jump (Walker 5'6); and 880 run (Ellis 2:14.2). * * . * Wilson senior Gary Wallace was disappointed in his broad jumping. Possessor of the best mark in the state at 22'4, he only reached 21'3'/4 yesterday, but he's recovering from the flu. Wallace has been invited to a meet with competitors from seven states, June 10, in Mexico, Mo. The broad jump record in the Mexico meet is 23'4. The Bulldog is setting his goal on that. Other senior performances* worth mentioning on ,. red-dog track yesterday: James Robertson of Wilson mt the 440 tape in 55 flat; and Osceola's Tom Beard clocked 15.3 in the 120 high hurdles. 4-,. n » n , Wilson coach David McCullar, serving as meet director and starter, sat in the press box afterward bemoaning mi lack of depth. Two runs he got a personal kick out oi were the fifth-place finishes by Bulldog Leonard Tyler m the 880 and Larry Anderson in the quarter. Both boys had neen recruited from his PE class the day before. The District 3-B meet is to be held here next Thursday. Wilson officials are hurling a direct challenge at the weatherman by scheduling the prelims in the afternoon and the finals at night. ^ TRACK VIGIL — If the coaches • at the finish line are not beaming, it -.might be because the winner of the 880-yard run is not one of their boys. - -He's David Prince of Gosnell and he ticked off the two-lapper in 2:10.1 yesterday afternoon at Wilson in the Mississippi County track meet. (Courier News Photo) ASU vs. West Kentucky, Too Chicks in J'boro Meet JONESBORO — Blytheville High's Chickasaws are linked with Jonesboro and Para- : £ould in competition for the AA-AAA trophy hi the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Re« lays today at Arkansas State University. Entered in the A-B division are Marked Tree, Elaine, Marion, Crawfordsville, Shaw* nee, Crowley's Ridge, Lepanto, Corning, Weiner, Harrisburg, Delaplaine, Reiser, Harding Academy and Joe T. Roboinson. A dual meet between Western Kentucky and Arkansas State is to be held in conjunction with the high school track spectatcular. * * + ' The Hilltoppers, only team to finish ahead of A-State in the Civitan Relays in Memphis last wekeend, should provide the Indians with their stiffest competition of the season. Field events are at 5 p.m., running events at 7 p.m. For the high schoolers, preliminaries were to go off at 10 this morning, with finals tonight Bill McFarland put 10 Chickasaws on his BBS travel roster. The assignments: B.J. Churchwell, John Elliott, Charles Hall and Larry Newman in the 440 relay; Russell Johnson in the high hurdles; Elliott and Terry Richardson in the 100; Peter Shriley and James Boren in the mile run; Churchwell, Eloitt, Richardson and Hall in the 880 relay; John Holifield and Richard White in the 440 dash; Johnson and Larry Newman in the 180 lows; Danny Baldridge and Hamilton in the 880 run; Richardson and Elliott in the 220 dash; Holifield, White, Newman and Baldridge in the mile relay; Robert Elliott shot put and discus; Curtis Stout and Charles Gaines high jump and Dennis Edwards pole vault. Managers are Jim Baugham and Mike Usrey. MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS DOING HANDSOMELY From Crossett PO£S THE. Hip HAtTA LOOK SOOO, TOO? FLSA&J&E TO U/£J.COM£ KOfJ Salb Is Best In the Nation CROSSETT, Ark. (AP)-Karl Salb, a senior at Crossett High School, is currently ranked first in the nation among high school shotputters according to Track and Field News. Salb also ranks seventh on the all-time list of top high school performances. His best throw is 66 feet 5% inches. He established the state record of 61 feel l ! /4 inches last year in the Meet of Champions. Dallas Long, who won a gol< medal in the shot hi the 1964 Olympics, holds the high schoo record of 69 feet 3 inches. Randy Matson of Texas A&M, the world record holder, had a high school best put of 66 feet 1H inches. Long's record may be out ol Salb's reach although he wit compete in at least four more meets. The second best high school throw is 67 feet 9 3 ,4 inch es in 1966 by John Hubbell o 'Long Beach, Calif. By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB St. Louis 6 1 .857 Cincinnati 7 3 .700 % Atlanta 5 3 .625 Ifc Phila'phia 4 3 .571 2 New York 4 4 .500 Vk Chicago 4 4 .500 2% Pittsburgh .... 3 4 .429 3 Houston 3 6 .333 4 Los Angeles ..25 .286 4 San Francisco.. 2 7 .222 5 Friday's Results New York 6, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 6, Chicago 1 .... Cincinnati 3, Houston 1, 10 innings St. Louis at Los Angeles, rain Atlanta at San Francisco, wet grounds Today's Games Pittsburgh at Chicago Philadelphia at New York Cincinati at Houston, N St. Louis at Los Angeles, N Atlanta at San Ffancisco Sunday's Games Philadelphia at New York, 2 Pittsburgh at Chicago Cincinnati at Houston St. Louis at Los Angeles Atlanta at San Francisco, 2 Monday's Games Cincinnati at Houston, N St. Louis at Los Angeles, N Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 6 3 .667 — New York 4 3 .571 1 Cleveland .... 4 3 .571 1 Chicago 5 4 .556 1 Baltimore .... 4 4 .500 1% Kansas City ....4 4 .500 1V4 California .... 4 5 .444 2 Wash'n 3 4 .429 2 Bostpn 3 4 .429 2 Minnesota .... 2 5 .286 S Friday's Results California .6, Cleveland 3 Boston 6, New York 1 Washington 4, Chicago 3 Kansas City 3, Baltimore 1 Detroit 12, Minnesota 4 Today's Games Minnesota at Detroit California at Cleveland Chicago at Washington Kansas City at Baltimore New York at Boston Sunday's Games New York at Boston Minnesota at Detroit California at Cleveland, 2 Chicago at Washington Kansas City at Baltimore, 2 Monday's Games Boston at Washington, N Only game scheduled MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W L Pet. GB AmarUIo .... 6 1 .857 El Paso 4 3 .571 2 ARKANSAS ..44 .500 VA Albuquerque ..35 .375 3V 2 Dallas-FW .... 2 5 .286 4 Friday's Results El Paso 2, Dallas-Fort Worth Stinging Loss for UA FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) —Arkansas was virtually clinu nated from the Southwest Con ference golf championship Friday when league-leading Texas A&M defeated them Sli-Vi. Arkansas, which was second to A&M, saw its record drop to 19-17 while the victory lifted A&M's conference record to Amarillo 6, ARKANSAS 0 Austin 13, Albuquerque 5 Today's Games El Paso at Dallas-Fort Worth ARKANSAS at Amarillo Albuquerque at Austin MING Chambers Tolled 170-470: Jerry Kitchens 178-469; Alice Rhodes 170-W9: and Cheene Mathts 175 in Steelltss League Thursday at shamrock. Second-place Hamra** had 613-1774 on the final night of the season. Rexall won the team championship. STEELIIES (Final Standings) W L Rexall 85 ." Hamra'a 80 3fl Igloo ti 51 Harria Dist. Co. ...... 48;4 89',,, Lawrence J?»rm Equip. .. 42(5 73', HaS. MTA .... 31 85 WED. tARLV BIRD W BlSthevllH Tltl« «J!4 M! I»rm<ra. Bank & Truit 72 92 7-up «9 35 Wonder Bread tl't Si'J McF«ll'» Florist 89 «5 Dimty Flng«r« «7'4 Tj', K»tz 47 77 JfcT Pboto Studio 43'4 781, RONNIE BENNETT By BILL HALLS DETROIT (AP) - What appeared to be Tony Oliva's first iiome run of the season turned out to be a 400-foot single in a wacky kind of baseball play that would have warmed the ieart of Babe Herman. Minnesota and Detroit were locked in a scoreless tie in the Twins' half of the third inning Friday night. Cesar Tovar was on first when Oliva ripped into one of Denny McLain's fast balls. Detroit right fielder Al Kaline took off after the ball. Oliva rounded first, his eyes on the ball, which landed in the second deck for an apparent home run. First base umpire John Stevens suddenly threw up his right band, thumb up. Oliva was out for passing Tovar, still riveted to first base. The first base coach (Jim Lemon) told me to tag," said Tovar, a native of Caracas, LESLIE ALSWORTH (Courier News Photos) Porks Sore And Bruised FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) —The Arkansas Razorbacks will hold a game-type scrimage at 2 p.m. today to round out what coach Frank Broyles termed "a tough week." "Everybody is sore and bruised," Broyles said. "I wish we could give them three or four days off but we can't." The Razorbacks held a 20- minute scrimmage Friday, highlighted by the running of No. 1 fullback Glen Hockersmith of Benton. "He (Hockersmith) had a hurt leg earlier, but he looked like his old self today," Broyles said Friday. Terry Don Phillips, a defensive tackle, left practice early with a neck injury. Cage Pros .iillllUllllliliUliiini.iUiiiuiiiii-i ..... IB Final Playoffs Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games San Francisco at Philadelphia. afternoon, Philadelphia leads best-of-7 series 3-1 Monday's Games Philadelphia at San Francisco, if necessary Would You BELIEVE Breakfast w/Hot Biscuits & Creme Gravy A la Carte Service 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. Special Lunch Daily Meat w/2 Vegetables Never "JCu Over iwy Plaza Cafeteria Claudine Pierce, Mgr. 'Don't Pass Me!' but It Was Too Late Socks Single Out of the Park fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiDniniiinuniiinnniiinnii | COURIER NEWS I \ SPG RIB I S Saturday, April 22, !587 § 1 PAQE SIX § Hockey By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals Friday's Results To games scheduled Today's Games Toronto at Montreal, afternoon, Montreal leads best-of-7 series 1-0 Sunday's Games No games scheduled Monday's Games No games scheduled Venezuela. "I tag, I waiting. . ." When Oliva ran by, Tovar said "I yell at him, 'Don't pass me.' " * * * But it was too late. Oliva was out, credited with a single and an RBI by the official scorer. Because the ball was hit out of the park, Tovar's run counted, Stevens said. 'I didn't see Tovar," said Oliva. "I was watching the ball. I figured he would be between first and second. If Kaline caught it, he couldn't advance. If it hit the fence, he could have scored." 'Babe Herman, the old Brooklyn Dodger outfielder, did it around 1930 or 1931," said Detroit oach Tony Cuccinello. "I was with Cincinnati at the time." Herman, who once was involved in a famous play where three Dodgers wound up on third base, had a long career of baseball wackiness, much of it exaggerated legend. * .*' * "I've seen plays like that in the minors," said Detroit manager Mayo Smith. "But never in the major leagues. I guess you would have to fault Tovar for not playing it halfway on the fly ball. But Oliva should have been watching the man in front of him." The Twins lost the game 12-4, but Oliva finally got his first home run, a tremendous shot off the facing of the third deck in the ninth inning. It came off Tiger relief pitcher Larry Sherry. Learn the Art- of Self-Defense! KARATE LESSONS Will Begin Tuesday, April 25 of a Special Introductory Price 7:30 P.M. 'til 9:30 P.M. Nightly Alvin McGill and Bob Dennis Corner Main & 21st Sts. — Ph. FO 3-9738 "HOW TO TEACH YOUR BOY THE VALUE OF A DOLLAR" If interested in o newspaper route for your ion, call or write the circulation manager of the This newspcperboy has learned an important lesson through his part-time business. He already knows that q dollar isn't something that comes free every week under that loose term "allowance." He knows how many papers he has to deliver ond how he has to hustle for a dollar. It's one of the many lessons he'll learn on h'rs route. When a boy takes charge of a newspaper route he's going into business for himself. He learns to budget his time, to keep accurate records; he learns all-around responsibility. And his.profits give him o head start on saving while he has the chance to get ahead. If your son comes up to you someday and asks if he con have a paper route, don't give him the brush-off. He's showing o little initiative. And after all, that's how Ed Sullivan started out... he was a news- paperboy, too. Blythevitle Courier News

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