The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 20, 1960 · Page 5
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Freeport, Texas
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Tuesday, December 20, 1960
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8«EH>fiprt an'd Brazorla County, Texas, Tues., December 20,1960 THE BRAZOSPORT PACTS BRAZOSPORTS By GEORGE FERGUSON PACTS SPORTS EDITOR JAHUARY In Iat« 1059, the Brazosporl basketball. Exporters won three tourr.ament trophies berorc sinning tbs 19GO-12-AAAA- district chedui * , torla won at tournament* in Brazosport, Vic- Port Arthur. In tho BrnzospoU tournamont, the Ships DRUGS - COSMETICS BI1N1IRIES - VETERINARY .SUPPLIES Phone SWift 8-2333 NIGHTS DIAL SWi.'l 8 /1", WRIGHT'S PHARMACY BRAZORIA REGISTER FOR mm T.V. SYLVANIA TABLE MODEL T.V.) DRAWING 5 P.M., DEC. 24 You need not be present SYLVAN1A Buy Any Sylvonia Table Model or Transistor Radio and you will receive a FREE SPORTING BLANKET IN A HANDY PLASTIC CARRYING CASE Your Gift From SYLVANIA & BOB'S T.V. MODEL 5P14 Pocket-size! Impact-proof two-lone plastic ease. Powerful 5-translslor chassis. Heavy duty 3Vi" speaker. SensiUve built- in antenna, white only. 5-translslors plus 2 diodes gives 7 translator performance. 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On Jan. 3, the Exporters lost to Lufkin for their seventh loss of the season and first loss of 1960. Jan. 5 opened the I860 district 12-4A race, with Braz- osport playing Galena Park, South Houston at Texas City, Galveston at Spring Branch and Baytown at Pasadena. Brazos- port lost the first district game lo Galena Park 89-68. Bratosport'S JANE CARROLL won 18-under division tennis trophy at Cotton Bowl Tournament in Dallas. A. W. LUKER of Brazoria made a prize kill of 40 or more rattlesnakes, found in a ball near the San Bernard River and Intcrcoastal Canal, while on duck hunting trip. BILL McMURRAV, after nearly five years as sports editor oil The Facts, moved to Houston Chronicle. L. D. DEERE took over as, president of the Brazosport Quarterback Club at Exporter football banquet "feeling like a mosquito in a nudist colony.' JACK PYBUS was the recipient of The Facts Awnrd selected as the best football team player for the year. ELLEN NICHOLS and SANDRA GARNER of the Exporter- cites led the team in scoring in pre-district play. BAYTOWN was first; Galena Park, second; and Brazosport %vas third in District 12-4A basketball standings at the end of January. At this point, the Exporters had won four district games and lost three. FEBRUARY LANIER advanced to the state basketball playoffs after winning the district title. EXPORTERS won over Texas City 53-44 in the final basketball game of the season. Haytown won the district title in 124A. Brazosport lied with Spring Branch tor third place in district play. LANIEH lost in the quarterfinal basketball playoff to Athens High School. BAYTOWN fell to South Park of Beaumont In bl-distrlcl basketball playoff. The EXPORTERETTES moved into the state playoffs at Victoria with 24-3 season record and 6-0 district record. The Brazosport five won first-round playoff 70-59 over Central High School of San Antonio. MARCH JANE CARROLL captured the girl singles tennis title by winning five matches straight at Texas High Schools' Cham pionship Tourney in San Antonio. JAMES PHILLIPS of Freeport works out with first string football team at Texas A&M. SWEENY BULLDOGS won 1959 Football Sportsmanship Trophy in District 26-AA. EXPORTERETTES lose state r.i'.'i'in'*-'-— 1 ^& JrziasiWii; tlwiiic to Buna at Austin 92-87. COACH JUNE DAVIS 1 baseball team lost season opener to Baytown 8 to 1. BAYTOWN won llth annual GULF COAST RELAYS title. LJ GATORS set first drill session. Sports Editor Brazosport Facts Dear Sir: In a reoent edition of your paper, you stated that Lanler High School was the first Brazoria County football team to play'in the finals of the stats football playoff. I would like to call your attention to the Class- A finals when West Columbia played Livingston for the championship. The date was December 17, 1953, Livingston 14-12. So this is the second state championship game to |je played in Brazoriu County. This is not intended to detract from the fine Lanicr High team, and we hope that tlioy will be the 1'lrst state champions in Brazoria County. Very truly yours, Morris E. Richardson West Columbia tty GEORGE VECSETf AP Sports Writer It is possible that a significant parallel can ne drawn between the events which took place in the sports world during I960 and the world of government and politics. A new President was elected this year in the United States. John F. Kennedy's keynote and slogan throughout, the campaign was a plea for new frontiers. It was somewlrat the same throughout the world — new ideas and new ideals; new countries born and old ones revitalized. Even the fteographical map and the flag of the United States saw radical change!! by the addition ol two new states, Alaska and Hawaii. And so it was in sports, new frontiers and a promise of further changes for 1961 and 1962. A new world champion in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates. A new gridiron league among the pros, Uie American Football League expanded to ten teams for the coming year. The National League ail set tor ton clubs, come 1962, Even the Pacific-Coast League, hard hit when San Francisco and Los Angeles were added to the majors, has stretched Its fingers to the Hawaiian Islands by adding Honolulu next season. Ted Williams and Maurice Richard decided they were a little too old to stand the daily grind ot sports and they've called it a day. But some of the old pros like Norm Van Brocklln, Wnrren Spahn, Lew Burdette, Eddie Arcaro, Stan Musial, are still in there electrifying the Jans with their exploits. The saddest note of the year was struck when Casey Stengel, the man of a thousand words and a hundred grimaces, was asked to leave the New York Yankees. At 70, he was apparently regarded us too old to handle the chores of big-league baseball There wore a few other sobering thoughts during the year. The Olympic games proved that other natioas are on the march. True, we won 37 gold medals at the winter games in Squaw Valley, California, and in Rome, Italy, but in the unofficial point standings, we trailed the Soviet Union by a wide margin. In amateur tennis, the colors ol the United States were dipped even before the Davis Cup finals against Australia. The US had not been eliminated before the final round since 1936. But Italy took our measure, 3 to 2, and moved into battle against Australia.. Our fortunes in the US Nationals were salvaged to a degree when Dar- cne Hard upset Brazil's Maria Bueno for the women's title. But in the men's division, it was an All- Australian affair with Neale Fraser repeating his 1959 triumph, this time by whipping Rod Laver. Floyd Patterson wrote boxing history by becoming the first man ever to regain a heavyweight title. Eight others had previously tried without success. Minnesota was the f o o t b a 11 story ot the year among the college teams. Coach Murray Warmath was hanged in effigy because the Gophers looked so bad in 1959. But in I960, it was a lar different story and he led Minnesota into tbp natlraw! rh?m- a lie ior tile big 10 3onference title with Iowa and accepted a Rose Bowl bid to oppose Washington. Those were Just a few ol the highlights of the 1960 sports year. Mow, we will take a more intimate glance at the year's snorts picture. The Pittsburgh Pirates had an easy time winning the National League pennant for the first time since 1927. They moved into the VOOTHAIX FAMILY CHEYENNE, "Wyo. (Af) —Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dowler see and hoar n lot of football games each weekend — jusst keeping up with their sons. On Friday nights they follow Cheyenne Central high school's team to watch their son, Quarterback Jolm Dowler. On Saturday afternoons they take in the Colorado University games — either in the stands or on the radio — to follow Quarterback Joe Dowler. On Sunday, the Dowlers follow thu Green Bay Puckers on tele- I vision to watch their eldest MD, Arkansas-Duke Rivals In Cotton Bowl Bay City High School brings ts boys' basketball teams to West Columbia tonight to complete tho Roughnecks' round tell play until after Christmas and also tonight the Brazosport Exporters travel to Sweeny for A—&—B games at tho Sweeny iigh School gym. Thursday night, he Exporters host Waltrip of •louston at the local senior high tym, and Sweeny's Bulldogs play ji Marque at Sweeny to complete ilay for both the Exporters and Bulldogs until after the Christmas holidays. Coach "Flash" Walker's Brazos- lort Exporters have now attained a 12—1 record for season-basketball play. Eleven of the games were won straight, with no de- Moorman Altman When Arkansas plays Duke in the 1961 Silver Anniversary Cotton Bowl Classic on Jan. 2 at Dallas, these players will bo neon in action. Lanco Ahvorth is the spectacular Arkansas halfback and Wajrna Harris ia the Ail-American line-backing center for the Kazorbacks. Pass-snatching All-American Tee Moorman is tho lonesome end" in the Duke attack and Don Altman runs the Blua Devil offense at quarterback. The Pirates were completely | The National League is mark- outclassed in three of the contests. But they won the other four games, including the finale on a ninth-inning homer by Bill Mazcroski. It marked the first time a World Series had ever ended on the heels of a circuit drive. Vernon Law and Harvey Haddix were credited with two victories each during the exciting set of games. Dick Groat, another key man in the march of the Pirates toward the World Series, was the number one batter in the National League during the campaign, hitting .325. He also was named the most valuable player in the circuit Roger Marts of the Yankees grabbed the MVP award in the American League. Pete Runnels of the Boston Red Sox was the top hitter in the junior circuit with a .320 mark. Warren Spalin, the crafty southpaw of the Milwaukee Braves, was a 20-game winner for the eleventh time in his major league career. His roommate, Lew Burdette, also came through with a no-hitter. Don Cardwell of the Chicago Cubs also had one. And it came two days after he was traded by the Philadelphia Phils. Stengel wasn't the only manager to get his walking papers during and after the season. There were nine oilier changes. The oddest one of Jimmy Dykes the of season saw Uie Detroit Tigers and Joe Gordon of Cleveand switch posts one afternoon. Vnother oddity saw C h a r ley Srimm leave the Chicago Cub iob lo replace Lou Boudreau In he broadcasting booth with Boudreau moving into the. field job. To carry the oddity even further, Boudreau quit at the end of the season and the Cubs still haven't named a successor. sfb a 1 1 of 'ho bitrcest stories lit years IOOR place an expansion program was launched. The Continental League was aunched but never saw daylight. iowever, It did start the wheels n motion. And after much alk, dissension and closed door meetings, it was decided that the American League would start the jail rolling for the next season. The Wasliington club moved out of the capital to Minneapolis-St. Ing time until 1962. Then, Houston and New York will be added to bring the senior circuit up to ten teams. There already is talk of expanding to twelve teams in the not too distant future. But those are new frontiers, hardly visible on the horizon. (EDfTORS NOTE: The 1960 national sports review will be completed in a second installment to be published later in the week) The West Columbia Hough- necks defeated the Wharton cagers last night 50 to 38 in a game played at West Columbia. Leon Stump was hish scorer for the Roughnecks with 15 points. Wharton won the B game 31-28. West Columbia won consolation at Dulles Tournament this past week end. Kenny Perkins was selected on the all tournament team. The Brazosport Exporterettes defeated the John Foster Dulles cagers last night at the Brazos- port gym 65 to 48. High scorer for the local five was Ellen Nichols with 31 points. Brazos- port won the B game over Dulles 26-18. Snips Start in District Play On Jan. 3 feats or ties. The first defeat of the season was the twelvth game played by the Exporters. The Ships were downed by Harlandalo High School ol San Antonio at the Victoria basketball tournament held this past weekend. The Exporters emerged from the Victoria tournament third place winners, after defeating Edison ol San Antonio in the opening round, losing to Harlan- dale, and defeating Jesse Jones of Houston, Lamar Consolidated, Milby of Houston twice, Bay City twice, Sweeny, and winning the tournament championship in the llth annual Brazosport invitational basketball tournament held at Brazosport on Dec. 2 and 3. The Ships meet Waltrip here Thursday night and then am tee until alter Christmas. On Dec. 37, Lamar Consolidated comes 10 Brazosport nrxj on Dec. 29 and 30 the Exporters will parliclpate in a tournament at Galveston. The 1961 12—AAAA district schedule starts for the Exporters on Jan. 3 when the local five travel to Galena Park for the first district game. District games all begin at 7:30 p.m. The remainder of the district schedule for Uie Ships: Jan. 6, Baytown here; Jan. 10, Ball High, there; Jan. 13, South Houston here; Jan. 16, Smiley, there; Jan. 20, Pasadena, here; Jon, 24, Texas City, here; Jan. 27, Galena Park, here; Jan. 31, Baytown, there; Feb. 3, Ball High, here. Syracuse will meet five new football rivals in 1961. They are Notre Dame, Maryland. Nebraska, Oregon State and Boston College. WINTER SAFETY SERVICE WE DO ALL THIS World Series where they battled [Paul where the team wi'l be he New York Yankees, the same!known as the Minnesota Twins, team that had humiliated them in Another team was moved into 1927 by winning in a four-game sweep. There have been many strange World Series champion- Washington with Mickey Vernon as manager. And, Los Angeles, already housing the Dodgers ol the an- sliips but none odder than the 1960 National League, will have set of games. j other team, the An?els. 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