The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on February 2, 1969 · Page 10
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Baytown, Texas
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Sunday, February 2, 1969
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10 Sunday, February 2, 1969 REL Stops Pasadena 63-59 For Third District Win 2nd Win Over Eagles For Gander Quintet The Robert E. Lee Ganders look on the official role of "Spoiler" at the HEL gym Friday night as the Ganders stopped Pasadena 63-59 for REL's third"23-4A victory. A victory is what the Ganders needed to give them the spark to Imish the season wilh and they earned that victory Friday night. The Ganders of Coach Jay Bellinger will now have that upset look in their eyes when they go to Pasadena to meet district - leading Sam Rayburn Tuesday night. "The boys did a great job considering Pasadena pressed the entire game," Boltinger said. He praised the team effort but singled out Charles Ellis and Felix Green for individual mention. It was Ellis' 23 points and 12 rebounds that kept the Ganders in the game. Ellis led the REL surge when they took the lead to slay in the second quarter. SCORE IMisvt E. La* .. .w n u .11 II N FT P» T" I • i • * » 11 • 1 11 13 •*• FT >r Tr a» f J * I 4 U f S From there the Gander lead grew to 13 points with just 3:59 remaining on the clock. The Eagles put on a rally at this point and started to chip away at the KEL lead. However, the rally was squashed when with 2B seconds to go, Joe Parker's layup put the game on ice as Pasadena could manage jus I one more basket and their rally fell four points short. The victory makes the Ganders 3-4 in district play while it was the litlh loss for Pasadena in eighi dislricl games. II also makes REL's season record 14!l while the Eagles are now 11- lii. Thai problem of cold shooting didn't occur lor the Ganders Friday nighl as Ihey finished at -Iti per cent from the floor. The Ganders now sland as the obstacle in Rayburn's path lo the dislricl tille. Bellinger said hai at the slart of Ihe season .iEL and South Houston were abuled as dark horses and this is whul lias happened. 11 Deer Park is to catch Rayburn, il will have lo be two teams opping the Texans. The Deer vhipped Ross Sterling 61-50 at L)eer Park Friday nighl to break heir tie for second place. So, ihe Ganders take on the ipoiler role and as far as -•asadena is concerned the Ganders are the district champs s Friday night's REL win was lie second over the Eagles. X \0If4T VCUJLUUIU .t7*441 -^BaaaWaaaaaaaf ' : ' : :| ^^^^ GARY SHERER, Sports Editor :| PI BY WAYNE ZAHN PROFESSIONAL BOWLERS ASSN. 14-Proper Hand Positions There's a big secret to the hand position of the bowling ball. A lot of people will start with the thumb in the 10-11 o'clock position, maybe even 9 o'clock, but as they get into their second step and the weight of the ball starts pulling the arm down and the left hand has left there, the weight of the ball creates a motion to where their thumb ends up in the 12 o'clock position, without them even knowing it. We always suggest keeping the thumb at your side, remembering that it's just like a suitcase or an iron or a handle you're going to pick up. It stays straight through, thumb in at your side, all the way through your backswing, and straight through with your follow-through, just like you're going to offer your hands to shake hands with someone. Bowling has come out with a lot of accessories, as far as the pro bowlers are concerned. Mine consist of the ball and the bag and the shoes, but in there I have a pair of scissors for new skin which I put on my hand, stopping breaks that I may have as far as friction when my thumb comes out of the ball. I have to put this on before I start. Also, grips that I put in the thumb hole gives me a little better grip on the ball from slickness that is created inside the thumb hole. In other words, once you have the ball drilled, there are occasions when you walk outside, it's cold weather, your hand goes down, it shrinks and, consequently, when you get to bowl that night your hand is not up to par when you had your ball fitted and you need some tape to put in there. So, it's almost like a first- aid kit for us. And other things, like gloves, help you get a better feel of the bowling ball. There's a pad in it which takes up the slack which is created in the bowling ball. A lot of the pros carry two or three different bowling balls for different conditions that they have to carry at all times. A towel is one of the biggest things for the bowlers. A lot of them use it to keep their hands dry so that they can get a good, firm grip. But, basically we like to keep the ball tight so that we do not have to squeeze it. (Newspaper Enterprise Ann.) ALTON ANDERSON, 24,1 hits a jump shot in Friday night 63-59 Robert E. Lee victory over Pasadena at the REL gym.' Defending for Pasadena are Kelly Hazen, 31, and Larry Clark. Gander Joe Wells, 30, is in background. (Sun Photos by Robby Nixon) Deer Park Scores 67-51 Win Over Staring Cagers DEER PAKK (SpJ — Ross sterling's chances at the £MA district basketball crown may lave gone down the drain here Friday night as Deer Park .opped the Hangers 67-51. The Deer win puts them all alone in second place in the district with a 5-2 record. The Hangers are now 4-3. Koul trouble was again the problem for the Rangers as high scorer Johnny Coleman picked up three fouls early. And, with joteman on the bench, the Deer broke the game open in the second quarter. (Joleman led all scorers however with 21 points. Floyd Ciruti was also in double figures at 14. Sob Boruk and Jimmy Stevens led Deer Park with 16 points each. The Deer are now 16-8 on the season while the Rangers are 1214. In the JV game, the Rangers got a split of the evening games as Coach Marvin Guy's juniors stopped their Deer counterparts 51-41. Doug Osterhaus was high man with 24 points. Clarence Pillow Has Many Local Baseball Memories CLARENCE PILLOW INZELL, Germany (AP) Kees Verkerk of Holland broke one world record and tied a meet mark in another race but still couldn't win the European Speed Skating Championships Sunday. That honor went to Norway's Dag Fomaess, who came up with a consistent performance in all four events. Fomaess, 20, who didn't win a single event, had a low total of 174.065 points for the two-day meet. Verkerk was second with 174.747. By KKED HAHTMAN They say old pitchers never relive. They just change teams. It happened to Clarence Pillow at 4 p.m. Friday. He left the ,Baytown Hefinery rigging team at Humble and accepted a post in the starting rotation on the annuitant hurling staff. Clarence E. Pillow is a son of Somerville up there on the .rolling prairie of Burleson County. He came to Baytown because he was so hard for the Baytown Oilers to beat. Pitcher Pillow hired in with Humble on April 18, 1936, and was sent to Anahuac to work in production. There were Humble, Gulf, Sun and other oil company workers all over ihe place at Anahuac, and they organized a pretty lormidable baseball team with Pillow the ace pitcher. They played the Baytown Oil- ers often and when Pillow was pitching, the Oilers had a rough time. The Oilers had a rather efficient recruitment team in those San Antonio JC Stops Rebels, 99-89 SAN ANTONIO (Sp) — Lee College's Rebels hope to salvage at least one victory out of their past five-game road trip as they meet St. Phillip's JC here Saturday night on the heels of a 99-89 loss to San Antonio JC Friday night. In Friday night's loss, a total of 4fi fouls were called as the referee's whistle was a common occurance. CHAKLIb: Me KINNEY It was the excess foul shots San Antonio received that meant the difference in the final outcome. The. Rebels ended up with six more field goals than the winners. The margin in baskets came in ihe second hall comeback by.LC. The Rebs had gone to the dressing room down 51-37 at Jialltiine. Most of the Rebel starters were saddled wilh foul trouble and Coach John McCormick was forced to substitute excessively. However, the Red and Gray started pecking away at the San Antonio lead but could not stop louling and this was the Rebels' downfall. San Antonio sunk 41 of 57 free throw attempts while LC got 19 lor ihe game. The loss makes the Rebels' record 13-14 lor the season and 6- G in South Zone TJCAC standings. Saturday night's game is also a South Zone contest. Charlie McKinney, in only his second game since becoming eligible earlier in the week, was co-high scorer for Ihe Rebels with 20 points. Sylvester Brown also had 2U for the nighl. While Brown and McKinney i^ere Inning, high scoring Lavoy Lombardi Rumored As New Washington Coach DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit sportscaster said Friday that Vince Lombardi, former coach of the Green Bay Packers of the Nalional Football League, will soon move to Washington to become head coach, general manager and part owner of the Washington Redskins. Bob Reynolds, a wellknown sportscasler at radio station WJR, said he is firmly convinced his sources are correct but lhal Lombardi "might deny it because it wasn't ready for announcement yet." Lombardi resigned his head coaching job at Green Bay after the 1967 season, to devote full time to his general manager duties. He had led Ihe Packers to five NFL championships and two Super Bowl victories. Reynolds wouldn't reveal the source of his information. Lombardi was not available for comment in Green Bay Friday nighl. Neither was any Washington Redskin spokesman. Oarden was not hitting anything and didn't score. The Rebels come back home Tuesday night before taking off for Iwo more road games next week. Tuesday night's foe will be awesome San Jacinto JC and then the road contests will be Feb. 7 at Victoria JC and Feb. 8 at Bee County JC in Beeville. ' Then the Rebels will finish the 1968-69 season at home with successive games against Whar- lon Counly, South Texas and Blinn JC. Shooing UD Bart CK • GREEN BA QUARTERBACK! an BAY PACKERS 5-Sitting Chest Pull Position and Movement— As illustrated, keep torso and arms straight and extended to sides. Rotate right arm forward and left arm back, then left arm forward and right arm back. Perform—12 repetitions on each side, gradually increasing to 20 times. Effect of Exercise—Develops the chest and shoulders. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) • HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Ron Fairly, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, became a lalher for the third time Friday. His wife, Mary, gave birth to a 7-pound, 12 ounce boy named John Palrick. ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Jockey Eddie Belmonte drew a live-day suspension at Santa Atiila Park Friday, effective Feb. 4. It was for careless riding on Hula Bend in the eighth race Thursday. LOS ANGKLES (AP) — Jimmy Moore of Albuquerque, N.M., and Peter Margo of Union City, N.J., won opening night matches Friday in the $16,000 World's Pocket Billiard Invila- Uonal Tournament. Olympians Fall At Milrose Games NEW YORK (AP) — Austra- lan Olympian and gold medal winner Ralph Doubell might have had the best idea of all. He sat out the 62nd annual Wanamaker-Millrose indoor irack meet Friday night, as 42 Olympians from the Mexico Cily Games, including eight gold medal winners, attracted a sellout crowd of 17,670 to Madison Square Garden. U.S. Olympic champions Bob Seagren, Bob Beamon and Dick Fosbury are probably wishing they had missed New York's Baseball Stars Score Big Hit By KKEU IIAKTMAN HOUSTON (Sp> - Turn back the clock to lale summer of 1956, and you'll run headlong into a Baytown angle at the 1969 Houslon Baseball Wriler's 1969 major league dinner. That was Ihe year lhal Bay- own helded its greatest Little League baseball team, the one thai went lo ihe regionals to lose only to Monterey, Mex., eventual world champions. Baylown was pitted against San Antonio, and a youngster trom San Antonio came to bat in the first inning. He beat out a swinging bunl, and that happened to be the only hit the Alamo boys could get that day. That hitter was Bill Grabar-, kewitz, who Friday night was saluted as a Texas-born minor league player most likely to make il big in the big leagues.' Bill recalled the LL game with Baylown, and he remembered' lhal Baylown won, l too. II was a. great win for Baytown and a memorable loss for San Antonio. DICKIE KERR AWARD winner Mickey Lollch, lUr of the Detroit Tsjen' 1968 Work) Serin triumph do*, tome autocraph ifcnint at Friday nlfht'i Major Leafuc Baaeball Dinner in Houston. (Sun Photo* By Jim Kyte) Bill didn't quit baseball. He kept right at it through high school, two years of college and two years as a professional. Now he hopes lo be the Los Angeles Dodgers' starling short stop when the bell rings next April. The presentation of young Grabarkewilz was made by Fred Hariman of The Baytown Sun, and he told the youngster he hoped "Bill's bat would be as tough on National League pitching as his name would be on linotype operalors." 11 was one of Houston's gala diamond dinners with such outstanding stars as Detoil's Mickey Lolich, San Francisco's Willie McCovey, Cincinnati's Pete Rose, St. Louis' Lou Brock and Houston's own Denis Menke grabbing the awards as well as oratorical honors. Even Umpire Frank Secory scored, and U. S. Rep. Wilmer Mixzell (R.-N.C.) brought further honor lo Vinegar Bend, Ala., and showed by his wit and humor why 1968 had lo be a Republican year. Even ihe Democrats cheered him. NATIONAL LEAGUE STARS Lou Brock of Si. Loufc*, toft, f«U Row of Cincinnati, confer, aid San Francisco's WUlk McCovey take looks at the individual trophic* they were honored wHh at the Major Leaf IM Baseball Dinner. SPORT SHORTS BUENOS AiHES (AP) — James Schoon maker of the United Slates won the South American star class yachting championship Friday at the Helm ol his Dingo. He finished ihe five-race series with 72 points to W> for Gcnaro Marino ol Italy. opening of the indoor season while George Young and Willie Davenport, Olympians, too, just keep adding lo their winning sireaks. Doubell, who last week set 880-yard an indoor mark of l:47.y in Albuquerque, N.M., was a iale scratch in that event here. He claimed fatigue after 'he was fog-bound in Toronto Thursday, eventually arriving in New York by bus from Baltimore where his New York- bound plane was detoured. "That was no way lo prepare for a race and I didn't want to risk an injury," Doubell said. Seagren didn't have any such problems. He got here Thursday morning and had plenty of rest, but was eliminated from the pole vault after failing to clear the bar at 16 feel. Dick Railsback of UCLA was the winner at 17 feel. i Seagren holds the world indoor and outdoor records and, along with Doubell, cracked his own world mark last week in New Mexico with a 17-5% effort. His 17-9 is In outdoor standard. "1 tried here. I always like to do good in New York, especially in the Millrose. I just didn't have il," said Seagren. Beamon, the world's best in the long jump, attempted only one try before quitting. He apparently reinjured his leg, which kepi him out of two meets recently, on his one try of 23 feel, » inches. Norman fate won the event al 25-7'A. Fosbury, who made the Kos- bury Flop world-famous when he won al the Olympics, failed to win for lh« fifth straight lime. He was eliminated after three misses at 6-10. Young, the 31-year-old Casa Grande, Ariz., schoolteacher, stretched his winning streak to 14 over two years, winning the two-mile run in meet record time of 8:37.8, and carted away the award for the best performance. days, and they talked Clarence into transferring his "membership" lo Baytown. But even before leaving Arnahyac, he was pitching here for the Oilers. One of the loughest breaks a pitcher ever got cinched Clarence a job with the Oilers. He was pitching against the Gulf leam from Orchard here in Oiler Park. He was invincible that day and ihe Orchards didn't have a hit and Ihere were Iwo men out in the eighth. Bob Grant, a handsome outfielder bui not very heavy wilh the slick, strode to the plate. The Baytown fans signed wilh relief. Bob had tried it right handed and lellhanded. He couldn't get a hit lhat day, or many other days, hitting either way. Grant obliged by popping a weak fly back of second base. Three Baylown Oilers went after the lap lhat was supposed to end the game and give Pillow a no hitler. But nobody caught it. The ball fell lo Ihe ground. II was a base hi i. Pillow had lo sellle for a one hilter. Bui the Oilers signed him up lor good. He pilched many an Oiler game and once managed the leam for a Ihree - year stretch. They won a couple of Houston Post lournamenl lilies and always were a big favorile at the Stale Tournamenl in Waco. 11 was in Waco's famous Katy Park bandbox lhal saw Pillow encounler some more lough luck. He knocked off the top of a soft drink botlle during a game, and il flew off and hit him in one of his eyes. Besides being painful, Ihe injury was serious, and il helped end his active playing. U took glasses to mend Ins vision. The Pillows — Clarence and his wife, the late Nadine — had iwo sons, Mickey and Roger. Bolh slill live here and are employed in Houslon. Mickey is wilh ihe MSA Co., a chemical firm, and Roger, the only southpaw Pillow, is a Dow engineer. Clarence has six grandchildren lo help "manage," in Ins new assignment. His courageous wife, Nadine, who ( was well known here herself alier a long career in Baylown hospital work al San Jacinto and Gull Coast, died recently. Thus ihe Pillow sports and family leam losl one of its grealesl personalilies. 11 Clarence doesn't do anything for awhile but reflect on his career in baseball and recall the thrills of yesteryear, 'he will be busy for years and years lo come. BH Eagles Topped By Deweyville MONT BELVIEU (Sp) — The Barbers Hill Eagles hopes of a 25-A basketball title went out the door Friday night as unbeaten Deweyville slopped the Eagles here 76-63. The loss made the BH district record 7-3 and completed a bad week lor the Eagles who lost to >hcpherd earlier in the week. James Clark paced Barbers lill wilh 18 points followed by Kicky Braisell at 17, Keith Elliott at 16 and Dwayne Ellioll with 12. Javid Chealwood paced Ueweyville with 20 points. The Barbers Hill girls team aiso was a victim of Deweyville losing 54-27 as Katrina Smith hit 15 lor BH and Gail Storm had 24 {or Ueweyville. The BII varsity will play Tuesday night at West Hardin in another 25-A match. Cougar Golfers Score 5th Win HOUSTON (AP; — The Uni- versiiy of Houston golf team has clinched its fifth tournament victory without a defeat this seasois. The Cougars won the fourth Alasocila Intercollegiate Golf Tournament Friday as Ihe eighl- play Houslon team finished wilh a loial of 1,787, 46 strokes ahead ol ihe University of Texas and 1U strokes in front of Texas A&M. John Mahaliey of Houston de- teuiud teammate Bob Barbaros- on ihe firsl hole of a sudden dealh playoff to capture individual honors. Mhalfey and Barbarossa both finished ihe 54- hole lournamenl wilh 21 l Js. 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