The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on February 4, 1969 · Page 7
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 7

Baytown, Texas
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Tuesday, February 4, 1969
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_Tue_sday, February 4, 1969 Teams Seek Revenge For Earlier Losses .^ - _ Visits Rayburn; Sterling To Host Pasadena By tiAKY SHKKKll As the sunset of another high school basketball season ap pears on the horizon, the Robert K. Lee Ganders and Ross Sterling Rangers prepare for the linal two weeks and a half of action in the l%8-69 basketball schedule. The Rangers of Coach Woody Walker may have seen their chances ot a repeat this year go down the drain Friday night as ihey tell, (J7-51, to the Deer Park cagers at Deer Park. It was the third district 23-4A loss for Sterling and makes any chance lor the district title a very slim one lor the Blue and Silver. Coach Jay Bellinger's (Jandcrs are also m the same boat as the Rangers. They are not maihemalically eliminated but must not Jose again to stay alive. However, with the district so evenly-mulched in talent this season, staying lossless is not easy. District leader Sam Rayburn nas managed this teal through seven games and now must face UliL. Tuesday night at Rayburn gym. The Maroon and White cagers have taken on the role of 'spoiler and put it into action Knday inglu with a t>3-5U win over Pasadena. The Ganders have broke even on ilie road this season (not counting tournaments) with a 4-4 win-loss record. Two ot those losses have come in district play and while they have a 6-3 home court record, one of those setbacks was a one-point loss to Rayburn in January. Uollinger's quinlel remembers that game well as a last second scoring drought robbed the Ganders ol a victory. While most of Rayburn's games have been close this season, this game was the closest they came to losing in their seven district games. Coach John Ulrey's Texans also remember that game and Uiey will have something to prove so it looks like a good maichup. The Rangers will be at home lor the next-to-lasl lime Tuesday iiiglu as they host the Pasadena Eagles. As the last KEL-Rayourn match was a one-pointer so was the last Pasadena-Sterling dash with the Eagles prevailing. Both teams will be playing iheir ninth district game and the records of the two teams are just ihc reverse. Sterling is 5-3 and Pasadena is 3-5. Both have losing season marks as the Rangers are -14 and Pasadena is 11-17. With district hopes lading, the i wo Bay t own teams will be looking to Friday night and the i wo luams second meeting of the season, this time at REL's gym. In the Jirst meeting, Sterling won easily G'J-50 and the Ganders want revenge. MURRAY I OLDERMAN I Newspaper Enterprise Assn.; NEW YORK—(NEA)—The trouble with the drafting of collegiate talent, according to a high authority in Professional Football (since peace came onto the scene, you make that caps), is that they listen too much to the coaches of the 26 teams in Professional Football. Take the recent pro draft on the second floor of the Belmont Plaza where, between rounds, you can stuff yourself with apple strudel and gawk at Professional Football secretaries (who look draftable, too.) At 15-minute intervals, the 26 teams designated their choices of the first round, with a deliberation that indicated the coaches had examined every aspect of their future chattel, including their bicuspids. Well, when it came to the 13th pick of the day, the New York Giants selected a young man named Fred Dryer of San Diego State. Immediate consternation flooded various offices in New York. In the CBS Building at West 52nd Street, on the 26th floor housing sports, and often considered an adjunct to the National Football League, the expressions were incredulous. "Fred Dryer? Are you sure that's not Dwyer? Or Dyer?" "You ever heard of him?" "What's he play?" "I hear he's a defensive end. Supposed to be 6-2 and 220. They gotta mean linebacker." "Wait'll I call Ken Avery. Allie (Coach Allie Sherman) just told him yesterday his performance last season was off 30 per cent." Avcry is an incumbent linebacker for the Giants. Word soon flits further west on 52nd Street, to Mike Mamiche's Restaurant, of the new draftee. "Fred Dwycr?" asks Mike. "Oh, Dryer? What school? You gotta be putting me on." Back a( the site of the draft, though, there's reassuring word. "The Cowboys had him as the 14lh best player in the country." "The 49crs and Rams had him high." "They got themselves a great athlete." But no one ever heard of him. Four hours after he was drafted, the question of how he spelled his name came up. "It's Dryer," insisted a Giant spokesman. "He wrote it that way himself." He's also not 6-2 and 220. He's 6-5 and 235 and he's verily a defensive end. "Going to be 245," Allie Sherman projected. "Could give us the pass rush we need." But still no one ever heard of him. He didn't make Si's list of stiper-draftables. Nor any Ail-American teams. And the Giants, in the wake of the neighboring Jets' Super Bowl success, badly need glamor and imagery that only an Ail-American can provide. The heck with what the coach needs. Now the draft got around to the final pick of the first roumi, the 26th, belonging to the New York Jets, champions of the world. What a chance for a coup. Still available for the plucking was a name who could knock the Giants out of the box, propaganda-wise, like Joe Namath had done four years before. The name was Terry Manratty. All-American quarterback. Notre Dame. Irish. Even had a bad knee, like Namath. And from western Pennsylvania, like Namath. Broadway .foe's knee could go on him every time. He's already talking retirement and show biz. Babe Parilli, his stand-in, is 38 going on 40. Hanratty's security for the future—and a counter to future money demands by. Namath. The Jets, who already own more than half of New York, could drive the stake further. The announcement on the loudspeaker blares: "The New York Jets draft Dave Foley, offensive tackle, Ohio State." Dave Folcy? With an "c"? Wccb Ewbank says he's (he best athlete still available. "That's what happens," says the High Authority of PF, "when coaches decide who's to be drafted." Mathis, Griffith Score Boxing Wins NEW YORK (AP) - Buster Mathis, the one-time blubber boy, has turned into a bruiser and the proof is etched today on George Chuvalo's carved-up face. Mathis, of Grand Rapids, Mich., bloodied Chuvalo over 12 brutal rounds Monday night and scored a unanimous decision over the game Canadian heavyweight in the second half of a Madison Square Garden boxing doubleheader. In the opener, Emile Griffith of New York celebrated his 31st birthday with an impressive unanimous 10-round decision over Andy Heilman, a last-minute substitute for injured Doyle Baird. Mathis, enraged at some low blows in the opening round, charged at Chuvalo to retaliate and twice shoved referee Harold Valan out of the way in attempts to return the fouls. Mathis calmed down later and methodically chopped Chuvalo down, cutting him over both eyes and raising a huge lump on the Toronto fighter's left cheek. In the opener of the doubleheader, Griffith stung Ileilman repeatedly, piling up a big lead on points. Why Me? BRUCE DEVLIN searches heavens after missing birdie putt in second round of Ring Crosby Tournament in C'tirmcl, Calif. REL, Sterling Tennis Squads Begin Season The Robert E. Lee and Ross ng tennis teams got their U)6 1 J season underway over the weekend as both teams competed in the Galena Park Invitational Meet. Coach Tlmrman Watson's Gander nutters got two single wins Iron) senior Len Ford. In ihe tirst round ol singles play, Ford lopped Clear Creek's Knox Ross ,!-6, 6-2, 6-1 and then in the second round defeated I'asadena's Gary Nolan 6-1, 6-0. However, in the quarterfinal round, Ford was slopped by Nurlh Shore's Bill Brightwcll G-:i, U-.t. In other boy's singles play, UfcJL's Bili Isenhower dropped a Mrs! round match tu Galena Park Fidelity Manor's Curtis Collins 6-1, 3-6, (i--l. Sterling's John Wiesner and Bobby Ickes bo ih were defeated in other singles aclion. Sterling's girl's doubles pair of Scutty Warden and Ella Chase won i heir tirst round match 6-1, 0-1 over a Galena Hark pair but dropped their second round match to Houston Reagan 3-6, 1- U. Reagan also disposed of REL's girl s doubles team in the first round 6-1, 6-1. In girls singles play, Sterling's Carole Boyer topped Fidelity Manor's representative 6-0, 6-U before dropping her second round match 1-6, 3-6. Sterling's boy's doubles team of Johnny Holcombe and Mike Wliitlock were first round vic- iiins to a team from North Shore 2-6. 2-6. Coaches Bili McDowell of .Sterling and Tliurnian Watson of RtiL hope for better per- lornuinces in their team's next matches. Sterling is at St. Edward s in Austin for a tournament Friday and Saturday while ihe Ganders next com- pc-niinn will be Feb. 14-15 at Sam Ravhurn's tournament. Cougars Stage Comeback In Drive For NIT Spot By KRKD HAKTAIAN HOUSTON (Sp) — The University of Houston Cougars are off probation — one imposed by Coach Guy Lewis several days ago after the Cougars lost more games in a row than they have been losing in several seasons. The Cougar coach didn't lift the probation. The team did it by its own bootstraps. Big Red beat Notre Dame, 89 to 82, in a game Ihat attracted over 15,000 spectators to the Astrodome. Now the unrated and possibly under-rated Cougars are hopeful that by winning their remaining .six games they can end the season with an 18-8 record and qualify for a NIT tournamenl .spol later in the spring in Madison -Square Garden in New York. !l took the Cougars a long time to become a team instead of five players, but they appraently did it in taking in the Micks. Kor the first time this season, UH was playing as expected and nol on reputations of the past. The Big Five of Ken Spain. Oliie Taylor, Theodis Lee, George Reynolds and Tom Gribbcn got help from Bill Bain from Ihe bench when they neodcd it. They carried the fight to Notre Dame, not a bad club itself, and really gave the imdweslerners a bcaling. Taylor, San Jac junior of yesteryear, was in the big middle of the skirmish and got more shots than most everybody. On defense the Cougars braced to hold their first half threat to two free throws in the final segment. BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Chris Arnon ol New Zealand look ihe lead at (lie start in an Italian Ferrari Sunday and won ihe .l-llli Australian Grand Prix, covering the HM) miles in Ihe record average speed ol 1UO.IH miles an hour. Derek Bell ot Britain finished second m a Ferrari, Leo eonliegaii ol Australia third in a Lotus Rcpco V8 and world champion Graham Hill ol Britain lounh. Houston won handily and looked good in doing it. What else can you expect of a team that had floundered from the top to the also rans almost as quickly as a referee can blow his whistle'.' Lombard! Takes Over Redskins GKtJEN BAY, Wis. (AH) — Vmce Lonbardi, eager for a tasie ol ownership in a pro football club, said Monday he is quilling the Green Bay Packers lo apply his fabled coaching spurs lo Ihe sluggish Washing- ion Redskins. Ollicials of ihe two National Football League clubs withheld immediate confirmation that i lie Packer general manager was becoming executive vice president and chiei coach of the Rudskms, and thai he would gel ownership o| a portion of the club. While the Packers' executive board was scheduling another meeting today to review Lonbardi'.s announcement, reports circulated in Washington that he would gel at least five per cent ol Hie Redskins' stock. That would help satisfy an ambition by the NFL's most spectacular coach to own a part ol ihe orgaiii/.alion he directs, a role deprived him under Green Bay's Community ownership arrangements. Redskins' President fc<i\varcl Bennett Williams holds five per ceni ol Ins club's slock. The majority i.s held by long-time owner George Marshall, and i.s administered under a courl trust by Williams. Lombard!, who had often said being Green Bay coach and general manager simultaneously was loo time consuming, was hesilant Monday lo speculate on ihe liilure ol Olio Graham, Washington's coach and general manager. I hiiven'I Hie slightest idea aboui Olio," Lomhardi said. • — _ LC Rebels Host San Jacinto Ravens Lee College came back to Baylown after a disastrous three-loss weekend put the capper on an equally-disastrous live straight road games and what do they find at home — the awesome San Jacinto Ravens. The defending Region u and Kucker's Ravens blitzed Coach National ,JUCO champions will ' beat the Rebels' Lee Drive gym Tuesday night for the two teams' second meeting of (lie 1%8-G9 season. Baytown-born Coach Ron John McConnick's Hobs Jan. 24 and will be heavily-favored to do the same thing Tuesday night. Ravens or not, things look bad for the Rebels. Highlands Tops CB Twice; Horace Mann-Baytown Split Highlands Junior School maintained their winning ways Monday night with another double win, this time over Cedar Bayou at CB's gym. i In other Junior cage action, Horace Mann and Bay town Junior split a pair of games at Mann's gym. Coach Roy Wolfe's Highlands 8th graders took CB's squad 56-36 with Lionel Destin and Kenneth Battle leading the way with 17 Detroit's McLain In Houston Friday HOUSTON tSp) — Denny McLain of the world champion Detroit Tigers and the first pitcher to win 31 games in the major leagues since 1931, will be in Houston Friday. McLain brings with him his powerful X-77 Hammond Organ plus his musical combo for a special performance at Holcombe-Lindquist, 2300 South Main. Russ Holcombe and Don Lindquist have set aside a special i'-.hour time period for members of the press to meet with McLain and his musical men from Detroit. and 13 points respectively. Coach Jim Partin's CB eighth graders got high scores from Kippy Carr and Jimmy Stroud with nine and eight points respectively. In the seventh grade clash, Highlands won a close 24-22 decision with Nelson Antoninne pacing the attack with 12 points. Tony Lintelman and Jimmy Cherry paced Cedar Bayou with eight points each. Horace Mann scored a 22-19 win in the seventh grade match with Baytown Junior but the Baytown eighth graders came back 6B-35 over Coach Jimmy Johnson's HM crew. High lor Coach Roy Foersler's BJ eighth grade team was Francis El more with 21 and Gerald Hanson added 17. Tim Hazelwood had six for Horace Mann. In the seventh grade BOSTON (AP) - Art Dulong, the New England inter-collegiate cross country champion from Holy Cross, was added today to a strong two-mile field in the 80th Boston A.A. Indoor Track Games Saturday night at the Garden. Dulong will run against Olympians Jack Bachelor, Van Nelson and Tracy Smith and BAA marathon champion Abmy Burfoot. Tiger's Norton Wonts $100,000 LONDON, Ont. (AP) - Willie Horton said Monday he is asking for a $100,000 contract to play baseball with World Champion Detroit Tigers this year. The 25-year-old outfielder said in an interview his $100,000 asking price was not prompted by the figure 31-game winner Denny McLain sought just prior to the 1968 World Series. "I'm not concerned what McLain signed for ... I'm looking after myself. I came from a large family. I know what it's like to do without." Jji^J Jim my Heuga on Skiing 6-Leanmg Inside and Sifting Back You may not have been a physics whiz in school, but you'll soon learn one of the basic rules of the science when you strap on your skis and head down a hill. The two basic problems that face any skier are leaning inside and sitting back. No matter how you're built, you'll run into them. Skiing from the comma position is the generally accepted method of overcoming these two forces. It's normal, from the comma, to lean outside, driving the hand forward. By leaning outside I mean driving the hand outside and forward to overcome these two forces. Although this technique works well for the skier, it fails to take into account the forces on the ski itself—what the ski is doing on the snow. Maintaining a fairly upright position, rather than sinking the hips, seems to me to be the best way to overcome the forces involved in sitting back and leaning inside. You'll get a better idea of this later in this series when we talk about the proper position of the hips and shoulders. One thing to remember: Skiing is a demanding sport. You can't afford to sit back if you want to learn how to master it. (NEXT: Necessary Evils.) game, Tony Roberson, Kenneth Way and Steve Powell paced Ihe 1IM winning attack. Thursday night, the Junior School cagers will resume action with Highlands at Horace Mann and Cedar Bayou at Baytown. McCormick said that the team luts gone backwards instead of forward and Saturday night's III7-7H loss to St. Phillip's of San Antonio made the need 1'or a change most iiecusssarv. "We're just going to start all over again. McCormick says as he prepares tor the linal .six &nm*s of ihe season. This stale- mem souncl.s unusual coming with 2H games played but McCormick and assistant coach Alike Hetluy are seeking tlu- right combination that can tinish the season and possibly gam a winning record. i'hu Rebels are i;s-i:> on the M-asnn and lace live teams in the filial six games thai have beaten i he Rebs already this season. I'lii' other learn, South Texas JC IMS lallen to the Rebels twice. .\lc< 'onnick poinls out thai (lie UMIII has good practice .sessions .u ul i hen goes <jut and plays at a lower level ol periuriiuince. The Rebels mentor kno\vr> that Ihe itavi-iis are lonmd.ilile but he is noi Uinnvmg in the towel arid liopes I hat his charges can give a good accouni ot themselves. Chi' Ravens have los! just one game this season, to Tyler JC, and are unbeaten in South /one I'.ICAC |iluy. The Rebs are m>\\ i>-i! in /.one pluv and can't att'ord many more losses it they are filing to gain a winning or even .')»»<) mark in the Region 1 ! .-.landings. ®ty Sagtmmt &mt 5PO* GARY SHERER, Sports Editor REL Freshmen Trade Wins With Rayburn Robert K. Lee's freshmen cagers of Coaches Bobby Wright and Gene Bosse had to settle for a split ol the night's games with Sterling Frosh Split Cage Pair At Pasadena PASADENA (Sp) - The Ross Sterling freshmen basketball squads traded a pair of games with the Eagle freshmen here Monday night. In the A game, Pasadena prevailed 40-14 while the Ranger B squad stopped the Eagles 4227. High for the A team was Tony Barnelt with 12 points followed by Greg Cummings with 10 and Calvin Au/.enne added nine. Kenny Deans paced the B team ailack with 14 points while Mike Campbell and James Harris six points added 10 a respectively. High lor the A learn was Tony Barnett with 12 points followed by Greg Cummings with tu and Calvin Au/.eniie added nine. Kenny Deans paced the B team attack with H pomis while Mike Campbell and .James Harris added 10 and six points respectively. Thursday night. Coach Leo llechler's freshmen cagers will host Robert E. Lee's freshmen squads m u revenge ma lull. The Gander frosh whipped Sterling twice in their first meeting rliiT in ihe season Outdoor Tips FISH CLEANING MADE EASY Keep tilings neat by scaling fish on an old copy of a magazine. Clean one fish, turn a couple of pages, clean another, and so on. You always have a clean place to work and very little mess to clean afterwards. MANY USES FOR TAPE The wise angler carries a roll of plastic tape in his tackle box. It is a good emergency repair kit for all sorts of things, such as "fixing loose fishing rod guides, patching tent holes, holding a mirror to a tree, etc. Sam Rayburn Monday night at KKL's gym. In the A game, the Ganders were defeated 55-37 while Bosse's B squad took Rayburn's B team ;W-22. High tor Wright's A team was Gary Amerson with 10 points and Pluck Harmon added nine. In the B game, the victory was paced by Keith Sanders and Jimmy K rend i with eight points each. The RL'L freshmen cagers will try to make it a clean sweep at Ross Sterling Thursday night. The Ganders knocked off the Ranger freshmen twice at REL earlier in the season. NASSAU. Bahamas (AP) — The 15th annual meeting of the Harness Tracks of American opened here today with more than 125 officials of 38 North American tracks on hand. FEB. 14th GIVE KING EDWARD America's Largest Selling Cigar Torino GT makes other cars that talk performance eat their words. Calling a car a hot performer is one thing. Proving it is another. Torino GT performance speaks for itself. Just how loud is up to you—with six V-8 choices, from a standard 302 V-8 up to the big 428 Cobra Jet Ram-Air. (When this one talks, others listen.) Torino GT shows it's heir apparent to the 1968 NASCAR racing champ. Special handling suspension. Wide-ovai tires. Competition- style wheels. Stripes. The works. In SportsRoof, 2-door hardtop, and convertible models. And then there's Cobra. All muscle at a very low price. In all, you have 16 different ways to go in Ford's intermediate line, from the hissing-hot Cobra to the handsome new Fairlanes. Every one a winner. Visit your Ford Dealer's Performance Corner soon. TV\niK i/"\ Very little talk-lots of action! TORINO 1969 Torino GT SportsRoof with optional 428 C!D Cobra Jet Ram-Air V-8 The place you've got to go to see whafs going on-your Ford Dealer! Save at his Pop-Option Sale Courtesy Ford Of Baytown, Inc. IAYTOWN, TEXAS

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