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Freeport, Texas
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Monday, December 19, 1960
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Page 9 THE BKAZOSPORT FACTS Bmosport and Brazoria County, Texas, Mow., December 10, Halfback Al Hughes -ot the Navy football team is captain of -fg^jiddies basketball team. Half- •TOctKJoe Beffino captains «e base- Jiul-Seam. In Victoria Cage Tourney The Brazosport Exporters won third place in the Victoria High School basketball tournament held Friday and Saturday at the Victoria gym. The Exporters won the tournament by defeating Victoria 59—55 in a game played at 7 p.m. Saturday. In the first round games, Brazosport defeated Edison High School of San Antonio 75-63. Prince, Carron and Pruitt were high scorers, tied with 14 points each. Sennel was high for Edison, also with 14 points. In the second game Brazosport played in the tournament, Halan- dale of San Antonio won over the Exporters 77—C5. The Exporters were ahead by two points early in the fourth quarter for the Halandale game,, while Harlandale PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS - COSMETICS SUNDRIES - VETERINARY SUPPLIES Phone SWift 8-2333 NIGHTS DIAL SVVCt S-HoJ WRIGHT'S PHARMACY BRAZORIA first time, but were unable to hold the Scoreboard lead. Halftime score was 37—36. Brazosport attempted 22 free throws in the and made 13, attempted 32 and made 23. Scorers for Brazosport were Walker, 4; Prince, 15; Brown, 2; Beene, 14; Canavan, 15; Carroll, 4; Pruitt, 7; and Horton, i In Brazosport's final appearance at the tournament, the Exporters defeated the Victoria team 59—53 to win third place in the tournament. Halftime score was 28—27. Scrfres for the Exporters were made by Walker, 11 Prince, 14; Beone, 6; Canavan, 3; Carroll, 19; Pruitt, 2 and Horton 4. The Exporters travel to Sweeny for games Tuesday night and on Thursday night host Waltrip's tennis of Houston at Brazosport High School gym. USGA PICKS COURSES NEW YORK (AP) —The United States Golf Assn. has chosen the following courses for two of its tournaments in 1962 — the Sheridan Park course at Tonawanda, N. Y., for the Amateur Public Links event and the Country Club of Buffalo at Williamsville, N. Y. for the Girls' Junior championship. Sports In Brief PHILADELPHIA — Coach Buck Shaw had a headache today — The Green Bay Packers. . Shaw's Philadelphia Eagles meet Green Bay for the National Football League title in Franklin Field at Philadelphia next Monday. Listen to Shaw: "They've got a good, solid football t e a m. They've got good blocking offensively and good, power running. They are one of the strongest, if not the strongest, running teams in the league." Shaw^said that the Eagles' advantage would be,"A little better passing attack." NEW YORK — Tho law of averages '.finally caught up with both ihe New York Gianis and Cleveland Browns. After whipping Cleveland six straight, limes, ihe New Yorkers;' fell before ihe Browns' futious, 4-touchdown assault in 'the last quarter yesterday. The Brownies who finished 8-3-1, took ihe wild game By Associated Press t,te tires of! your car as trade-in regardless of condition wlisn you buy GOODYEARS" * • 6.70x15 Blaekwaii tube type •price plus tax and: the old tires off Goodyear Tires are proved on "The Turnpike that never ends", Goodyear's five mile high-speed test track at San Angelo, Texas where.speeds over 100 m.p.h. can be attained...and proved on famous state turnpikes. Get genuine, long-wearing Goodyear Tires, built with exclusive 3-T triple-tempered Nylon cord, and start enjoying new, quiet, cushion-soft riding now! Other sizes proportionately low priced! YOUR OLD TIRE WILL MAKE THE DOWN PAYMENT! MORE PEOPLE RIDE ON GOODYEAR TIRES THAN ON ANY OTHER KIND SERVICE STORE 222 W. 2nd St. OPEN 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 BE 3-2228 FREEPORT #////////////M//^^^^^ REVIEW OF THE YEAR-ByAlanMavei^ MAY • ' 48-34, on the frozen Yankee Stadium Held, beating the Giants for second placa in ihe National Football League's eastern division. The Giants ended with a 6-4-2 record. Thus the Browns earnec the right to meet ihe Detroit Lions in the runner-up game at Miami, Jan. 7ih, and another payday of about $1,000 plus. WASHINGTON—Mike Nixon has been fired as head coach o the Washington Redskins. Assistant Coach Bill McPeak prob ably will succeed him. . That" was the situation today after the redskins closed an era at Griffith Stadium with their worst record in history — one victory, 9 defeats and 2 ties. HOUSTON — The Los Angeles Chargers and Houston Oilers, two high scoring outfits which closed "out ihe regular 14-game schedule with an adding machine total of 87 points yesterday, will meet for ihe American Football League title Jan. 1. It will be ihe rubber game between ihe Chargers and Oilers, and the Texas home- folks should see pigskins flying all over the premises. Earlier in ihe season, Houston beat Los Angeles 38-28, but several weeks ago the Chargers won 24-21. With Houston wrapping up the eastern division crown and Los Angeles ihe western title a week ago, Sunday's final games were meaningless as far as ihe standings went. Houston Plans First Annual Wla;or League Dinner Jan. 10 Houston's first annual major league baseball dinner will held at the Shamrock-Hilton Hotel Tuesday evening, January 10, celebrating this city's entry into the National League in 1962, the Houston Sports Association announced Saturday. Jimmy D e 1 m a r, one of Houston's staunches! baseball boosters and 1 o n g time player, manager and semi-pro baseball leader, will be general chairman of the dinner. Morris Frank, newspaper columnist and, sage of east Texas, wuT be" "master of cere- lonies. Warren C. Giles, president of the National'League, has formally accepted an invitation to be the principal speaker. All seven National League managers have been invited to be the guests of the HSA and Danny Murtaugn, manager of the Bui the boys went at it like world champion Pittsburgh * D4w-itrt» itf-i*- Hha fii*ef in iinr-a hie HOUSTON — Pending a formal audit, the Universities of j I960 Silver Anniversary AU-Amerf- Aiabama and Texas figure to ca were announced today and the August Company Includes the the big dough was right on ihe line. Los Angeles ripped across 17 points in ihe fourth quarter to rock the New York Titans 50-43. Houston also got 17 points io come from behind in the last period and blast ihe Boston Patriots 3721. In one other Sunday game, the Dallas Texans downed ihe Buffalo Bills 24-7. Saturday' ihe Oakland Raiders overpowered the Denver Broncos 48-10. The 93 iolal for Los An- the AFL record. Pirates, was the first to wire his acceptance, "Date is okay," said Murtaugh's wire. "Please advise mode of dress." Danny was notified that the dinner would be informal. The Chicago Cubs have not yet named their manager and as soon as he is announced he will be added to the guest list. Several other outstanding base- players, past and present, have been invited to attend, including a member of the Pittsburgh club and one of the world series stars. One of the high spots of the dinner will be the establishment of an annual award to be given each winter to a baseball player or official for an outstanding contribution to the game. George Kirksey, executive vice- president of the Houston -National League club, said that the HSA hopes to make the Houston dinner one of the highlights of the winter baseball banquet circuit each year. Most of the major league cities hold dinners during the winter with the Baseball Writers Association chapter in each city sponsoring the affair. Of the din By GEORGE FERGUSON , Fact) Sports Editor Brazosport's Lanier High School Wildcats refused to wilt, with key injuries and against aft v opposing team that outweighed them 20 pounds to the man, defeated the Dunbar Dragons from West 28-24, to bring to Brazoria County the first state football Cham. pionship in history. The state finals in Negro Class-A football was played before 4,000 scream- Ing fans at Brnzosport's Hopper Field Saturday nisht. Coach C. B. McGowan's Wild cats took an early lead in state championship game and continued to lead on the Scoreboard until four minutes deep in fourth quarter, when Dunbar went out front 24—22; however, three minutes later, with five minutes remaining in the game, scored the winning to and held until the game ended. It was a tough battle from beginning to end. Lanicr's quarterback, Robert Royston, wen the game with an injured that he received in the semifinals game with Chester a week earlier. Royston completed the game without receiving further injury, however during the last half activity was handicapped because the knee weakened and him extreme pain as h through his passing, punting and running in the chief engineer slot for the Wildcats. The results his playing was outstanding considering his visible injuries. Just before halftime, ano Lanier player, center Henry son, was hauled away from field on a stretcher. Nelson had a broken leg received in just before halftime. He was carried to Brazosport Memorial Hospital and did not get to see the remaining half of the game. Nelson's brother, Percy Burton, another center, completed the game under extreme mental anguish as he was unable to forget about his brother going off the field on the stretcher. He regained posure after the game his when ners now heldtwo prominent are in of the most Chicago and New York, The Chicago dinner will be held January 15 and the New York dinner January 29. The dinner will be held in the Emerald Room. Tickets will Be priced at 510. Various committees other details of the dinner be announced later. and will Four Texans Among Silver Anniversary . All-Americans Winners of Sports Ulustrated's thodist University, first vice-presi- visited the hospital and. assured his brother would be well after a few weeks. Sunday, Bra- zosport Athletic trainer Pickard reported Nelson was pro-1 grossing "fine". Big 205 pound Lanier tackle Robert Thomas saw little action the last hall of the came due to' a sprained shoulder, an Injury he.T — received in first half with the \ | y power pack Dragons. Thomas was j examined and released at a hospital following the game. The rough and tough Dragons' rough-housp play, the injuries re- ceivsd by the Lanier players, and he Dragons' score lead early in he final quarter, failed to wilt the football eleven that refused to give up the state championship that they wanted after winning 13 games straight without any defeats or ties. The Wildcats did not weaken until they noticed 58 seconds remaining on the scoreboard clock, smiles could be seen on their faces as they huddled and lolled time, for which they were penalized, to. run out the dock. More than 4,000 Brazosport fans loaded the stands at Hopper Field to view the game, and a big part of them filed on field when the final whistle sounded to add their personal c o n gr a filiations to a smiling coach C. B. McGowan, Brazosport's VIP of the day. The Lanier WIMeats earlier hi the season won the District 9-A championship, defeated Eagle in p. hl-disWct earae. won vw Elgin in the state tate ball >per Vild- the con- ard the pent iree jtcs ntcr >wn, ded. bo- rter- into «nee nals Her. vim- 10W- hls wse jscd iced and slot 3 of con- ther Nel- the had play car- Hos- the Nelan- ame i as his the :om- he was well Bra- Billy five yard line, and raced 95 yards across Hopper Field for tha ' second Lamer touchdown, to go out front for the Wildcats 12-0. Hill run for the two PAT, making the score 14—0. Lnnier scored again two minutes and 30 seconds before tha half. Aaron Lunford recovered a Dunbar fumble for Lanier on tha West 33 ynrd line. On (he first play for Lnnier, Royston passed to Percy Walker in the end zone for a touchdown. Royston passed to Steamer for the extra points. The Dragons first score came with 30 seconds remaining in the first half. Fullback H. Simmons scored on a seven yaitj run. Simmons also run for tlid two points. The touchdown was set up by a 60 yard pass play from Fullbright to 0. D. Johnson. iThls set the halftime score at 21— 8. West scored ngaiii with 5 minutes remaining In tire third quarter when Johnson intercepted a' Royston pass on tha Lanier 33 and raced over for al< -touchdown. Simmons again run points. Three and a half n in the final quarter again on ft 1 ' pass fror to Simmons, a 56 ya Carroll ran over the alter touchdown. Th! put West ahead on board 24—22. Lanier's winning came with 5 minutes onds remaining in th on a 21 yard pass pic ston to Percy Walke down was the climax drive in seven play West 49 yard line. final score of 28—2' 1 Lonnie Bates, 165 guard, played an on fensive ball game Lanier led in first da the extra inutes deep /est scored Fullbright d play. W. two points touchdown the score ouchd own. and 15 sec- ball game ' from Roy- The touch- of a 49 yard from the Tiis set the pound left standing de- for Lanier. ras 14 to 10. Cotton B 25th Yets The Cotton Bowl F sic will celebrate its versary on Jan. 2 \ game in the fam series matching the Razorbacks against Blue Devils. Arkansas is the So ference champion a champion of the A Conference. The Cotton Bowl C augurated on Jan. TCU defeating Mi The members of th; have been invited t at the 1961 Silver Classic. The TCU t such stars .as 2am O'Brien, Ki Aldrich Hale. Marquetto sta is now head coach and will attend to re quette. .. i • ' Dtball Clas- silver Anni- th the 25th is gridiron i r k a n sa3 the Duke thwest Cond Duke is antic Coast ssic was in. 1937, with quette 16-6 TCU team be guests Anniversary un included augh, Davy and I. B. Art Guepe t Vanderbllt resent Mar- The Cotton Bowl| game was ollcct about $125,000 each for playing to a 3-3 tie in the Blue- lonnet Bowl. William Smith, President of he Greater Houston Bowl As- names of four prominent Texans: Frank W. Davis, nominated by the California Institute of Technology, vice-president and general ociation, said both clubs could i manager of the Fort Worth Divi- count on sustantially more than -,ion of Convalr, a Division of he $84,000 collected by both Clemson and Texas Christian in .he inaugural Bluebonnet Football game last year. General Dynamics Corporation, Leon Payne, nominated by Brown University, a lawyer, Harry Shuford, nominated by Southern Me- SAME DAY LOANS *30 up to S 1000 On Just Your Name Apply by Noon and arrange to complete your loan before the end of the day PHONE WRITE COMB IN FREEPORT 127 West Broad Street BEImonf 3-3596 "Next Io Freeporl Inturance Agency" Guardian Financial CORPORATION dent of Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, and Harry William Witt, nominated by Rice University, rice-president of Sao Paulo, Brail, Subsidary of Anderson, Clayon, CIA, Ltd. Again in 1SGO this unique Award reflects tlie glory of exceptional achievement in many fields. The 'ariety of experience of the four Texans is typical, and one looks urther to find such names as Pulitzer Prize author John Hersey, Yale, Jim Lee Howell, head coach of the New York Football Giants, Arkansas, Dr. Cecil Humphreys, president of Memphis State University, Tennessee, Fredrick R. Moseley, Jr.. vice-presi dent of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, Harvard, and U. S. Marine Corps Brig. General fienlham Robertshaw, U.S. Naval Academy. Although it is the man's record in the intervening 25 years since he' played college football in 1935 which is judged for this award, sports fans will be doubly movec to contemplate on this year's roster such gridiron stars as Jay ^erwanger of Chicago, first winner of the Heismun Trophy, Dan Forlmunn of Colgate, ut 16 un All-America choice, William ShaU- ispeare of Notre Dame, whose [ait-second touchdown pass robbed Ohio State of a national championship, und Joe Stydahar of West Virginia, whose career with the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams termlnatec only a few years ago. The stories of the 25 winners will be detailed in the December It Sgottl inals, and last week won the emifinals from Chester's Bull- The Lanier win over the Dunbar Dragom set their 1960 ecord at 14—0. In the state championship game, Lanier received the opening kick- ff. The Mckoff was received by lobert Shephard on the Lanier 5, and he returned the ball to the Lanier 36 yard line. On the ighth play of the gome, two minutes and 40 seconds deep, toyston passed to Billy Ray 'ierce for 16 yards and the first ouchdown of the game. The run or extra points was short and Lanier was leading 6—0. The lead ng yardage gain plays drive were a, 14 yard on run the by Charles Hill and a 13 yard pass ilay from Royston to end Isaac Steamer. On the Dragons' first series of plays, Royston stopped their offensive drive by intercepting a Dragon pass on the Lanier 42. After four plays, Lanier was orced to kick. After taking over he punt on the West 49, eight plays later the ball was on the Bonier 38, from where Wt-st punted. In these eight plays, the Dragons showed a spread formation of their own Uuit they were unable to use to advantage, since they were playing the "spidei spread experts from Laniur." The remainder of the first quuHoi was a series of exchange of punts. Excitement galore filled the stadium three minutes deep in the second quarter when the Dra- jons had the ball and Dragon juarterback K. Fullbriglit passed. At this point, Royston cumt "out of no where", picked Hie ball out of midair on the Lanier Playoffs for the National Indus trial Basketball League will be Sanford, a prominent Dallas businessman. Later, thOjCotton Bowl Classic became a enterprise. In 1940 Jowl Athletic Assoc: an agency of the S ctlc Conference, an conference voted t< championship team he Cotton Bowl ganf )allas civic 'the Cotton tion became ithwest Athin 1942 the send its ach year to ! as the host cam. ) The Cotton Bowl (lassie today s the oUieial Soijihwcst Con- ' 'erence post-season'; bowl game and the conferenceichamplon is automatically the hot team. Since the first gine in 1937, Ihe Cotton Bowl studum has been twice enlarged frort its original seating capacity ofj 45,507 to its present capacity of [(5,504. Every Southwest Conference team except Baylor! has played in the Cotton Bowl Cfcsslc — TCU and Texas six times fcur, Arkansas, SA' ASM twice each, an once. Alabama, Georgia cuse and Tennesse played twice in the Other teams that 1 in the Classic ur Colorado, St. Mar lioston College, Fc dolph Field, Ok Missouri, LSD, Pel gon, North Carolii Mississippi, Navy a YOU KNOW GLENDALE, Cal month alter the W when someone askt Stengel which of K tors Casey Stengel ihe ex- Yankee maru piled: "You know Case only thing I learn what I pick up wh apiece, Rica and Texas Texas Tech Tech, Syra- have each Cotton Bowl. ve appeared Marquette, 's, Clemsan, •dham, Ran- homa A&M, State, Ore, Kentucky, Id Air Force. JASKY (AP) - A. rid Serie^ | Mrs. Edm» iera.1 job of- would t-»ke, jer's wife re- , . About tha from him !» a he talks in \

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