The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 28, 1969 · Page 8
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 8

Baytown, Texas
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Tuesday, January 28, 1969
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... *M****^^ I Hook, Line | & Sinker | Iv CHESTER ROGERS Anybody for bass? It's that time of year. Just take Exhibit A, the photo with this story. It's Sam Lester, the engineer who works for a living at Radio Station KTRH transmitter at Cedar Bayou just over in Chambers County. Lester is not only a bass addict, he is practically a bass fanatic. He is such a fanatic he even makes his own lures He whittles a stick of wood this way and that adds a coat or two of extra fancy paint, lacquer of varnish, puts in a glass bead eye, adds a hook, maybe a spinner, and he is in business. At one time or another Sam has fished in some of the better bass catching places in the country. Right now his favorite is Toledo Bend Lake. Sam likes Toledo bend so much he even bought a couple of lots right at the waters edge over close to Many, La. He even bought a trailer to set on the lots, so he would have a place to camp out after he finished fishing. He figured, too, that Toledo Bend, and even Many, La., were a "fur" piece away, especially if you liked bass fishing and wanted to go just about every weekend or day off you could find. So the answer was an economy car. Sam figured he would run on 30 miles to the gallon a lot farther than he could on 10 miles to the gallon, so he turned up with the new gas economy model. Sure, Sam has to drive a long ways for his fishing, but it doesn't cost much the way he has it figured. Then the real organization started. This electrical engineer started hunting the right fishing spots. Guess where he found them? Well, he can go within two or three city blocks of his Toledo Bend boat dock and catch enough bass to last him two or three years. He has hosted Bill Bradshaw, the notorious Baytown bass fishing champion who lately moved off to Deer Park but still wants his name in the Baytown Sun's "Around Town." Bradshaw loaded up his deep freeze two or three times on the first trip he made to Toledo Bend and enjoyed the facilities at Sam's Place. Bradshaw has since gone back, and never failed to catch a mess of bass in Toledo. But there has been times when Sam Rayburn blanked him. Lester and Bradshaw shared a camping trailer near Catfish Annie's, not far from Hank's Creek on Sam Rayburn Lake for a couple of seasons. But when Rayburn's fishing slacked off a little, Sam just pulled up stakes, and set up shop on Toledo Bend. All of which proves that if you are an engineer and apply your talents to this bass fishing business, you can come up with some real results. Just take another look at that photo full of bass. Look at the grin on Sam's face, and you, too, will be a booster for bass fishing. Making a catch like that just does something for a fisherman. If you don't believe it, just ask Sam. Tuesday, January 28, 1969 lagtonm j»«n SAM LESTER and Toledo Bend bass haul. Two Cagers Declared Eligible For Rebels Coach John McCormick's Lee College Rebels got some good news Monday afternoon when players Charlie Geller and Charlie McKinney were declared eligible for the rest of the season. '•This will help our depth," McCormick said as he announced the encouraging news. Geller from Baton Rouge, La., will add lo the Rebels' outside forces. The 6-0 Geller is a transfer from Southeastern Louisiana and along with Houston Carver's McKinney sat out the Rebels' 25 games so far this season. McKinney, at 6-3 will help inside at the posts. The pair will make Ihe Rebel squad ten-strong and won'I hold the team back as they have been working out regularly in practice all season. Sport Shorts BOSTON (AP) — Defensive back John Charles of Purdue, Ihe Boston Patriots' No. 1 draft choice in Ihe 1967 American Foolball League draft, is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday for repair of damaged cartilage in his right knee. Geller's making the trip to San Antonio this weekend is still doubtful. The Louisiana product came up with a bad ankle last week and the doctor will decide about the trip Wednesday. The trip will begin Thursday with a visit to Kerrviile for a meeting with Schreiner In stitute. The Rebels will be meeting Schreiner for the third time this season and are stil! looking for their first victory over the Kerrviile quintet. Friday and Saturday the Rebels will battle a pair of San Antonio teams. Friday night they meet San Antonio JC and the following night visit St. Phillip's JC. The Rebs whipped both teams last week. BOSTON (AP) — Olympic champion Bob Beamon, who as- lounded the track world wilh a broad jump of 2*J-2 in Mexico City, wilt compete in his specially al the H0lh Boston A.A. Indoor Games Saturday at the Garden. Meet Director Will Cloney announced today that the broad jump has been added to the list of events by revamping the pole vaull pit for Beamon, the NCAA litlist from the University of Texas at El Paso. BOSTON (AP) — W. Berry Lyons of Clearwater, Fla. a l(ja-pound senior on the Brown University football team, is the Unsung Hero of the 1968 New England season. Lyons, who played only 15 minutes as a sophomore and junior before earning his letter wilh the kicking units last fall, was honored Monday night at a dinner in nearby Cambridge. Lyons was cited for assuming 18 positions while impersonating opponents in practice. He was known as a member of Brown's Hamburger squad. CHAKI.IK McKINNKV CIIARUE GELLER Highlands Wins Again In Junior Cage Action Highlands' Junior School cagers kept on their winning ways Monday night as both the seventh and eighth grade quintets scored victories over visiting Horace Mann's teams. Highlands topped HM, 46-23, in the seventh grade contest while he eighth graders were triumphant by 55-30 over HM. In other action, Cedar Bayou and Jaytown Junior split their >ames with Baytown winning the eighth grade contest 52-28 but CB topping Baytown in the seventh grade clash, 40-28. Kenneth Battle, Lionel Destin and Dwight Eagleton led iighlands' eighth grade Coach :loy Wolfe's team with 21,13 and 12 points respectively. High for ilVl was Tim Hazelwood with 14. .n the seventh grade tilt, Nelson Anloine led Highlands with 14 and Steve Powell had 11 for the osers. Francis Elmore led Coach Roy Foerster's Baytown eighth jraders to victory over Cedar iayou. Kippy Carr was high for Coach Jim Partin's quintet. oach Ron Kluch's CB seventh graders were led by Lee Bethel in their win over Baytown. Thursday night, Highlands will be at Baytown and Cedar Bayou YMCA Basketball Signups Are Set More than 75 youngsters have signed up for YMCA youth basketball, which starts on Saturday. Registration will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Games will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. You do not have to be a YMCA member to participate. There is, however, no charge for Y members and there is a $5 fee for nonmembers. Equipment needed include tee shirt, gym shorts and tennis shoes. Boys will practice one day a week. The first game will be played Feb. 22. Danny Sutton and Jimmy Welch are in charge of the program. It's open for youngsters in grades three, four and five. BOBBY SORENSON goes over YMCA basketball plans with two prospects, Steve Richards, left, and Woody Sonnier. YMCA games will be played Saturday mornings. National Motorcycle Races Set For Dome HOUSTON (Sp) — The $20,000 National Indoor Molorcycle Championships, scheduled in the Astrodome February 7 & 8, open Ihe 1969 professional motorcycle racing season. Over 150 riders from 16 states are expected lo enter Houston's annual short track and steeplechase championships, sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association. Gary Nix.on, last year's Baseball Group Is Reorganized INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — The American Association, final stepping stone to the major leagues for Stan Muslal, Ted Williams, and Willie Mays and many other baseball stars, is back In business after a six-year layoff. Former pitching great Allie Reynolds was named president of the six-team league at an organizational meeting Monday. League headquarters will be fn his home town, Oklahoma City. Members of the reborn Class AAA league include four teams in the Pacific Coast League last season—Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Denver and Indianapolis. Omaha and Des Moines are the other teams. rlouslon winner and the 1967 and 6« Grand National Champion from Baltimore, Md. is returning lo compete on the dirt track to be construe led on the floor of the stadium. Other top riders entered are Skip Van Leeuwen, 1968 National Steeplechase Champion from Hollywood, Calif., and Fred Nix, '68 Grand National Champion runner-up from Lawton, Okla. National champions are determined on a point basis. The short track championship, featuring 250 c.c. machines capable of exceeding 135 mph, will be held Friday, February 8 at 8 p.m. The steeplechase championship with motorcycles up Io900 c.c. will run Saturday at 8 p.m. Time trials will be held in the Astrodome from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The steeplechase championship has been added to the Houston indoor competition this year. The larger motorcycles each lap negotiate a ramp-jump at speeds of 40 to 50 mph and travel some 90 feet through the air. Tickets are on sale in Houston at Foley's and the Astrodome. Reserved seals for each championship are $4.50, (4.00, $3.50, $3.00 and $2.50. Time trials are $2.00 each day, or $1.00 with ticket to the races. will visit Horace Mann in the next Junior cage action. Over the weekend, the last Bay town-sponsored Junior School Cage Tournament was held and South Houston took the title. The tournament was for seventh grade teams. Locally, Cedar Bayou was the runner-up while Horace Mann won the consolation championship. Sterling Hosts J. Frank Dobie By GARY SI1ERER Ross Sterling's basketbalJers gel an off date of sorls Tuesday night when they host winless J. Frank Dobie at Sterling gym in a 23-4A clash. It has been a long year for Dobie Coach Gene McCarley's Longhorn cagers. They were not afforded the same break that the football learn got during the pigskin season. The Dobie footballers played a JV scheduled as the new school entered it's first full year of varsity play. However, the basketball team did not get the same treatment and has afforded their varsity opposition with an easy victory some 20 limes this season. While Sterling is entertaining Dobie, Coach Jay Bollinger and his Robert E. Lee Gander quintet SPORT SHORTS WINNIPEG (AP) - The Russian national hockey team turned back the Canadian nationals 4-2 for their fifth straight victory over Canada Sunday night before a crowd of 10,500. will lake the night off. They will resume play Friday night at Pasadena in a return match with the Eagles. REL topped Pasadena in the two team's first meeting. Sterling whipped Dobie in their first meeting on Jan. 3 in a 71-28 win at Pasadena. The game will be welcome, as Sterling has dropped its last two games including a crucial setback to district-leading Sam Rayburn Friday night. The Rangers are now 4-2 in 23- 4A results and 11-13 overall. While the Rangers are playing Dobie, Kayburn will be hosting South Houston. The Trojans will hope to knock off the 6-0 district leaders and Coach Woody Walker and his Sterling crew echo the sentiment. Friday night, Sterling will visit Deer Park. The Deer are presently tied for second place in 23-4A with Sterling. The Rangers had an easy lime with the Deer earlier in the season and Coach Homer Powell's cagers will be looking for revenge, Tuesday night the Deer are al Pasadena. The Slerling-Dobie clash will Sterling Freshmen In Double Win Over Dobie PASADENA (Sp) — Coach Leo Hecheler's Koss Sterling freshmen cagers scored a double win here Monday night as both A and B Ranger frosh teams came away victorious over J. Frank Dobie's freshmen. Saglomtt £mt GARY SHERER, Sports Editor In the A game. Sterling took the measure of Dobie, 69-38. Leading the Rangers' score sheets were Melvin DeBose and Greg Cummings with 15 points each. Calvin Auzcnne had 14 and Nat Malhis and Larry Arnold did some scoring. The B game was a liltle closer, bul not much as Sterling won 4328 wilh Butch Jackson and Mike Campbell high with 10 points each. Kenny Deans and Carlos Boyd added seven each. Robert E. Lee's freshmen cagers were idle Monday night. They and the Rangers will be in aclion again Thursday night when REL svill be at Pasadena while Sterling will host Deer Park. be al 7:XO p.m. prelim scheduled beginning. with the JV for a 6 p.m. BH 106-76 Win Over Lumberton MONT BELVIEU (Sp) — In what may have been the highest score ever rolled up by a Barbers Hill basketball team, the Eagles walloped Lumberton, 106-76, here last weekend. With most of the team made up by members of the victorious 25- A football champion Eagles, the BH quintet of Coach Robert Capello rolled to their seventh win in eight district starts this season. Foolball end James Clark led the scoring wilh a healthy 42 points. Clark got his main support from fellow footballers Dwayne Elliott and Robert Neyland with 18 and Keith Elliott wilh 10. In ihe "B" game, the Bombers rolled 44-14 with Tommy Grimes and Kandy Harrell leading the way with 14 and 10 points respectively. The BH forces made il a clean sweep as the girl's basketball team won 56-37 with Margaret Joseph's 28 and KatrinaSmilh's 13 points leading ihe way for Coach Peggy Brast's girls. A C«r Smvic* Courtesy of COURTESY FORD C*B 422-8U1 Voila! General Telephone's dinnertime rates. From 5 to 7 PM you can call anyplace in the continental U.S.A. for just $1.25 or less.' DU I] 0 PPG II [ . Tusl thfee minulcs ilJlion to cuupl Al.r,- i General Telephone

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