I *** ••!»••• *«« TKunday, January 30, 1969 Sac. II Rebels Begin Road Series With Schreiner Institute LC Facing Kerrville Cagers For 3rd Time KERRVILLE (Sp) — The Lee College Rebels will try for a third and final time this season here Thursday night to beat Schreiner Institute as the two teams take the floor in a South Zone TJCAC malch. The two teams have met twice before this season and both have been close, exciting games and both have been won by Schriener. LC opened the season with Suhreiner and the result was an overtime one-point loss in the first round of the Hill Country Junior College Tournament. The teams met again Jan. 16 at Baytown and this time it was a six- point loss for the Rebels. So Coach John McCormick is sending his charge up against the quick Schreiner quintet again in hopes of a victory. Th Rebels are at present 13-12 on the season and 6-4 in South Zone play. Screiner is tied for second place in the Zone with a 92 record, the same as Wharton County. It was Wharlon that LC lost to in their last game. Schreiner has a victory over Wharton earlier in the season. The loss to Wharlon was the second straight for the Rebels and it came on the heels of their 92-55 loss to San Jacinto. McCormick has had praise for the team's hustle although losing their last two games. He singled out second-year man Bob Badeaux as especially showing renewed spark in his play. He •also said that Steve Welch has started to show some improvement from a mid-season slump. The Rebels will stay on the road all weekend as they will play two games in San Antonio Friday and Saturday. Friday night they will meet San Antonio JC and then follow that game with a Saturday night match with St. Phillip's JC. All the remaining nine games are South Zone games so the Rebels are looking for an above .500 finish in the standings. The remaining schedule will see the Hebs come back home for a Feb. 4 meeting with terrible San Jac and then on the road again for a weekend series with Victoria JC Feb. 7 and Bee County at Beeville Feb. 8. Then, the Rebels will finish the season at home with Wharton County Feb. 10, South Texas JC Feb. 14 and the finale with Blinn JC on Feb. 18. BOB BADEAUX STEVE WELCH NBA's Seattle Sonics Hits Winning Streak By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Suddenly, the Seattle Super- Sonics are playing like super Sonics. Saddled with the third worst record in the National Basketball Association, the Sonics have been breaking all kinds of barriers in their last three games. The Sonics have beaten Eastern Division leading Baltimore for the first time, Milwaukee and defending world champion Boston for the first time. The upset over the Celtics came Wednesday night the hard way. Expected to fold against the relentless pressure usually put on by the Celtics, Seattle instead held up for a 124-122 overtime triumph over Boston in Philadelphia. In the nightcap of the doubleheader there, Philadelphia streaked to a 119-% romp over Atlanta. In other games, San Francisco held .off host Detroit 133-126, Phoenix stopped Milwaukee 111-107 at Tucson, Ariz., and Los Angeles beat visiting San Diego 122-120. Philadelphia, outrebounding the Hawks 18-5 in the third quarter, jumped from a 58-53 halftime lead to a 89-79 spread and breezed in. Billy Cunningham had 29 points for the 76ers. Jeff Mullins notched a career high 42 points as San Francisco won its fourth straight game. Gail Goodrich broke a 107 tie with a jump shot with 17 seconds remaining and then dropped two free throws after Neil Johnson stole the ball as Phoefix beat Milwaukee for the first'time in four starts. Goodrich finished with 33 points. The Lakers' victory over San Diego may prove to be a costly one as Jerry West suffered a pulled hamstring muscle late in the third quarter and will be sidelined indefinitely. West hit on nine of 14 shots and scored 28 points. Wilt Chamberlain saved the game for Los Angeles, blocking two shots in the final 10 seconds. Elvin Hayes of San Diego led all scorers with 40 points while Chamberlain topped the Lakers with 30. SPORT SHORT All-America Leroy Keyes carried the football 354 limes during his Purdue career and averaged 5.9 yards per carry. Sterling Opens Baseball Practice Saturday By GARY S1IERER Football just ended and basketball still has three weeks to go but Saturday afternoon is the starting date for high school baseball practice and Ross Sterling will be one of the teams starting. Sterling Head Baseball Coach Oz Hughes will count seven lettermen back from last season's 16-13 Ranger diamond squad. Sterling finished 3-5 in 23^1A Zone play. For the first time since Sterling's entrance on the high school scene, they will be facing a problem at the catching position. O. E. Downing, who was Sterling's top backstop for the past two years has graduated and Hughes is faced with an inexperience problem in the catcher's slot. Jimmy Ileuga on Skiing 5-€xercise Pros Draft 66 Texas Collegians In 2 Days NEW YORK (AP) — Sixty-six Texas and Southwest Conference football players were drafted in the two-day, 17-round pro football draft which ended Wednesday. Heading the list was North Texas State's Ail-American defensive tackle Joe Greene, who was the only Texas collegian selected in the first round. Greene, a 6-foot-4 274-pounder, was picked by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Eight athletes from Texas colleges were picked in the second round, including Houston running back Paul Gipson and Southern Methodist's Jerry Levies. A total of 442 players were selected in the two-day combined draft of the National and the American Football Leagues. Seven rounds were completed Tuesday and the rest Wednesday. Here are the Texas and Southwest Conference players taken in Wednesday's draft: Eighth round: Philadelphia, Bill Hobbs, Texas A&M linebacker; Houston, Glenn Woods, Prairie View defensive end; Chicago, Webb Hubbell, Arkansas guard. Ninth round: Atlanta, George Wright, Sam Houston defensive tackle; Miami, Jesse Powell, West Texas State- linebacker; New York.Giants, Ray Hickl, Texas A&I linebacker. Tenth round: None. Eleventh round: Philadelphia, Jim Marcum, UT-Arllngton defensive back; Green Bay, Leon Harden, UT-E1 Paso defensive back. Twelfth round: Philadelphia, Gary Adams, Arkansas defensive back; Atlanta, Denver Samples, UT-E1 Paso defensive tackle; Green Bay, Tom Buckman, Texas A&M tight end; Houston, George Resley, Texas A&M defensive tackle; Baltimore, Butch Rlley, Texas A&I linebacker. Thirteenth round: Buffalo, Leon Lovelace, tackle, Texas Tech; Philadelphia, Wade Key, tight end, Southwest Texas State; Washington, Michael Shook, defensive back, North Texas State; Minnesota, Jim Moylan, defensive tackle, Texas Tech; San Diego, M. J. Simpson, defensive back, Houston; New York Jets, Steve O'Neal, >unter, Texas A&M. Fourteenth round: Buffalo, Bubba Thornton, flanker, Texas Christian; Philadelphia, James Ross, tackle, Bishop, Tex.; Chiago, Ron Ehrig, defensive jack, Texas; San Francisco, Tom Block, flanker, East Texas tate; Minnesota, Tom Head, Center, Southwest Texas State. Fifteenth round—San Francfs : o, Gary Golden, defensive >ack, Texas Tech. Sixteenth round—Atlanta, Ed Hughes, running back, Texas Southern; New Orleans, Edd Hargett, quarterback, Texas ,&M; Detroit, Ken Spain, de- ensive end, Houston; Denver, Jilly Woods, defensive back, h Texas State; MIami, ; Lloyd Mumford, defensive back, exas Southern; New York Gi- nts, Bryan Jones, linebacker, West Texas State. . Seventh round: New York Giants, Ken Riley, linebacker, Texas-Arlington; Chicago, Bob Long, split end, Texas A&M; Minnesota, Wendell Housely, running back, Texas A&M; leveland, Bob Oliver, defen- ive end, Abilene Christian. ITFs Gilbert Presented First Kern Tips Award By KKKD HARTMAN HOUSTON (Sp) — The past and the present took a colorful trip together at the Kern Tips Memorial Award dinner .here Wednesday night — one that the future will be tested to surpass. Chris Gilbert, great University of Texas running back who won the first Tips award posted by Humble Oil and Refining Co., won compliments from Humble President Charles F. Jones, from the golden voiced Alex Chesser, the other half of the great Tips-Chesser radio team, and from Coach Darrell Royal, Longhorn professor of pigskin arts. "Isn't it great when a kid turns out good?" President Jones said, addressing his remarks to Chris' parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Gilbert. He then handed Chris the handsome trophy. A replica later was given to Coach Royal for the University of Texas, to Howard Grubbs, executive secretary o! the Southwest Conference, and to Mrs. Kern Tips, who with her son and daughter-in-law heard her late husband lauded by those who knew and loved him best. Chesser revealed that young Gilbert, a sophomore in the 196( Bluebonnet game which Texas won from Mississippi, was the outstanding star of the last college game Kern Tips ever broad cast. "It is more than coincidental," Chesser said, "that Kern's last game produced as the most valuable player the youngster who was to win the first Kern Tips Memorial Award." The future did command some slight attention in that Chesser expressed the hope that the award would be continued for MOO years." (Editor's Note: I got in my lick too — after the dinner. I tolc Chris I was from Baylown am Baylor and was sure glad he had turned pro). He never lost a game either to Baylown or Baylor while he was a star at Spring Branch or Texas. Coach Royal, admitting sligh prejudice, paid high tribute tc the youngster who gained mon than 1,000 yards in each of hi three years of eligibility. Chri will try out for the New York JeU if their offer is enough to cause him to want to delay entry intc the business world. The world professional cham pions selected Chris in the fiftl round of the draft conducted ear lier in the week. Football writers, broadcast ers, Humble officials and repre sentaLives of most Soulhwes Conference schools attended th dinner. If you're not in shape, skiing is not going to be much fun. One of the most attractive things about the sport is the fact that it requires a great deal of conditioning. Not only will you look better in your new ski togs, but you'll stand a much better chance of not getting hurt. You don't have to look like Charles Atlas in order to ski, but you should be in shape. One good way to get in shape for skiing is jogging. Many cities have jogging clubs and they're just great for getting you ready for the slopes. Now that I've quit racing, I run as much as I can. One way to tell if you're in shape or not (if you don't already know), is to pick up a copy of "Backaches and Tension," a book by Hans Kraus, the noted back surgeon. The book contains a five-point physical quiz on whether you're in shape or not. It also suggests a series of exercises to overcome any problems you may have with the five exercises that make up the quiz. Working with the book, every morning I do a series of loosening up exercises. Start from your neck and work through your shoulders, arms, chest, trunk, hips and knees. Then throw in some sit-ups, push-ups and back exercises for good measure. The more you exercise, the better off you're going to be. I run through a series of exercises while I'm on top of the hill, When it comes to skiing and exercise, remember one thing—you can't fake good conditioning. (NEXT: Technique.) Norley Bickley, one of the returning letlermen, caught some last season but didn't play often. Along with Bickley, another footballer, Thad Cartwright, is a possibility at catcher. Hughes also has plans of shifting former all-district outfielder Robert Bullard to do some catching also. So the position is up for grabs right now on paper. Other lettermen back beside Bickley and Bullard are Floyd Ciruti, Mike Molaison, Bruce Nelson, Arnold Castillo and Louis Wehmeyer. Molaison and Nelson are pitchers, Wehmeyer an infielder and the rest roam the outfield. Castillo, however, who injured his knee during football season is doubtful to see any action. He underwent a second knee operation over the Christmas holidays and it looks as if he won't be available for awhile. "We thought there would be an intact outfield back," Hughes said. But with Castillo out just Builard and Ciruti are the outfielders back. Hughes pointed out thai he plans to make some changes and College Cage Roundup ROBERT BULLARD MIKE MOLAISON BRUCE NELSON NORLEY BICKLEY gives indication he will field a versatile team this season. "We plan to make some changes and move people around," the Sterling mentor commented. Besides the possible shift of Bullard, Ciruli may also be tried in the infield and Nelson in the outfield. The main part of the team will be made up of Junior Varsity players from last season and some boys going out for baseball for the first time. Some of the JV players coming up to varsity status are Donaell Davis, Brad Sheffield, Gary Novosad, David Hudson, Mark Ocker, Freddie Bowen and Jeff Adams. This season's Sterling JV will also start workouts Saturday and Coach Mitch Isenberg expects a large turnout. Sterling opens it's diamond season March 3 against Clear Creek. By IIERSCUELNISSENSON Associated Press Sports Writer Big Greg Howard is back in good standing at New Mexico but he's public enemy No. 1 at New Mexico State. Starting for the first time since a six-game disciplinary suspension earlier in the season, the (i-foot-9 Howard poured in 35 points as the unranked Lobos shot the eighth-ranked Aggies from the unbeaten ranks Wednesday night 86-66. The lanky junior from Pittsburgh connected on 16 of 18 floor shots and three of six at the foul line and pulled down 14 rebounds, twice as many as any Aggie. New Mexico State had won its first 16 games and only trailed 38-35 at halftime before the Lobos, now 12-6, pulled away. "They just beat us in all aspects of the game," conceded Coach Lou Henson of the losers. "This was the win we needed," said Howard. "We have eight games left and we can win them all now." Included is a return engagement with the Ag- gies Saturday on the Lobos 1 court in Albuquerque. During Howard's suspension, the Lobos lost twice and he did not start in three more setbacks since his return. The outcome Wednesday night left top-ranked UCLA and No. 3 Santa Clara as the nation's only major unbeaten teams. New Mexico was the only member of The Associated Press' Top Twenty teams to see action Wednesday. Elsewhere, Ohio University whipped Western Michigan 78-68 and moved into second place in the Mid-American Conference as Gerald McKee and Greg VlcDivilt scored 20 points apiece. Toledo, which had been second, dropped to fourth by losing to Kent State 72-69 as the winners made 17 of 27 shots in the second half. Justus Thigpen, playing with a broken hand, fired in 28 points and Willie Sojourner grabbed 20 rebounds to lead Weber Slate past West Texas State 92-76. Thigpen sat out the first 10 minutes while a bandage on his hand was changed. Bob Lanier, St. Bonaventure's 6-11 junior center, dropped in 33 points, eight above his average, as the Bonnies walloped Canisius 79-61 in their upstate New York rivalry. A crucial technical foul against Syracuse Coach Roy Danforth helped Penn State to a 64-58 triumph. Manhattan came from 10 points behind in the second half to turn back Seton Hall 58-52. Dennis Chapman's 22 points and Pete Gayeska's 20 rebounds led Massachusetts over Fordham 73-60. In other major games, Southern Mississippi downed Centenary 81-70, Miami, Fla., beat Stetson 98-90, Boston College topped Northeastern 80-69 and Gettysburg turned back Navy 80-71 in overtime. The New York Mets will he home next season fo r 37 day attractions and 37 night playing dates. SPECIAL! 3 DAYS ONLY THURS.-FRI.-SAT. Dallas Gridder | Captures Crook! i ^ /•" DALLAS (AP) - For a 245- pounder, pro football star John Wand is a lot faster than you might suspect, and he proved it Wednesday. He was sauntering along a downtown street and a man dashed by with two jewelry store clerks in hot pursuit. "Everybody was yelling, 'Stop ,hat man!' but nobody was dong any stopping," Niland recalled later, "so I took off after him." Niland, a 6-foot-3 guard for the Dallas Cowboys, gave chase for six blocks, across three streets and through a clothing store. At the end he collared his puffing quarry without a tackle and retrieved $945 worth of diamond rings from a store owned by jeweler Jack Cohen. "He was standing there in a doorway," said Niland. "He just ran out of gas." Niland, an off-season television advertising salesman, dismissed the performance as a bit of routine "right out of the play book." Cohen disagreed, declaring, "That boy is terrific. 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