The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on January 6, 1961 · Page 6
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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, January 6, 1961
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Page 6 THE BRAZOSPORT FACT3 YOUNG AND INEXPERIENCED.. . Exporters Favored To Win Over Bay town-Gander Five By GEORGE FERGUSON Facts Sports Eililor Coach Jay Bellinger brings his and lost 15. This year's version ot Ganders have little luck in rebounding nnti Robert E. Lee High School G,tr,-jget few chances for second shots.; tier basketball team from Kay- j Ellis Smith is the "best ball | town to the Brazcsport High'handler" for the Ganders ar>d School Gym tonight for a game i Rogor Byers, a s o p It o more. « i tlio Exporters. Game time "seems to be coming along lost is 7:30 p.m. Jin the scoring department." lie *.io i,,. n ~st-Iionie crowd if the season is expected to be on hard, lor the second-12-AAAA district game of the 1960-61 season for each of the basketball squads. Baytown lost their first district game of the season TucsJiiy night to the Pasadena i^ivjijs, while Brazosport defeated Galma Park in that district game at Galena Park. The Exporters have won ]S Two BP Teams games this season in 20 times out, of which 19 were pre-d'uirict games. The losses were registered against the Exporters by ll.n- landale of San Antonio in the Victoria tour nament, in which the Ships went on to win conio- lation. The only other loss was to South Houston in the Galveston tournament where the Expor'ers also won the consolation trophy. . The Sliips record at a glaive lor the season is 18—2; tourni- ment record is the tournament championship in the Brazosport tournament, consolation winners at both Victoria and Galvcston, and a 1—0 district record, p:r the win over Galena Park. Baytown has a season record of-"only 11 wins against 10 iosses in season play and a loss in the only district game they ';ave played. The Ganders are *l;e youngest and most inexperienced team in District 12-AAAA. are made up of two seniors, four juniors, and five sophomores. This will be a rough season for Baytown, after losing-cn!y Svo games in the two previous sen- sons in district play. Last year the Ganders won all U uisinct games, won the district championship, but lost in the bi-disrti-jt playoff to South Park of Beaumont, who went on to win ti state basketball championsuip. Tile two losses were in the season, one to Pasadena and the other one to Galena Park. 'Coach Bellinger is in his tliirc season as basketball coacli a Robert E. Lee High School. T'le loss Tuesday night by the Gan ders was the first home los; since he had been coach ther.? In the two previous seasons, Bol liriger's Uaiiders ,voa 53 games Robert Oliver arc -all sophomores but all see action in games. Jerry Kemplay usually rotates play with Smith. Byers is the tallest man on the i team standing at 6 feet, four and one-half inches. Oliver is 6—3. Osborne Knudson, 6—1, is the only letterman returning fr r.i last year's Ganders, however he vas not a starter last year. Ray Gochring, standing at 6—6, plays on the B team for Baytown, sees some action on the A team, rotating with Byers. Bowline bop is showing development, how-svcr his record has been running not and cold, scoring good in one game and then not so good. " . Richard Hargravcs Byers nr.d|, n * Rlc f Bclt fowling Confer- The Baytown-Exporter b a 11 )e should prove to be a very tfjod basketball contest for Brazosport- sports fans, even though Brazos- jort is favored to win. In basket- jail, as football, Baytown and Brazosport are the biggest rivalry in District 12-AAAA. The Freeport Junior High cnce, made up of teams froiii throughout ihe Gulf Const >ircn, las been recently organized nr-d vill participate in inter-city petition. Two teams from Brnzos- iort will participate, one team! •epresenting the Freeport Bowling j\nes to be known as Freeport, •vnd another r e p r e s entlng Jrazosport Bowling Lanes will >e known as Brazosport. Competition gets u n d e rway Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Eaoh team in the conference will play one game each week, with every- other week at home, all games scheduled to start each wee* r.t 2 p.m. Freeport plays at home Sunday when the team from Wharton comes to Freeport, and Brazil- port plays at West Columbia 3»n- day. Other towns with teams in the conference are: Alvin, Anglo- ton, Bay City, El Campo jnj Rosenberg. On the Freeport team, select-'dj from the best bowlers participat- \ ing in the game at the Free;>ort: Lanes are: Dorsey Willnvtt cf; Chile; Robert -C, Kiefer, Jr.,! Freeport; E. E. Roepke, Lakej Jackson; Dr. Jack Taylor, Kr~-j port; J. A. Warney, Freeomf; • John F. Arnett, Freeport; Don; Siemers, F r e e p ort; and Mike park of Freeport Bowling Lanes will be coach and will play onlyj Braaosport and Brosoria County, Texas, Friday, January e, iatu TROPHY ARRIVES AT LAN/Eft Harden Cooper, head football coacli at Brazosport High Sc.iool, s the first coach at thp local Inch school to ever receive nn mv<ird n the "Cone It of the V c A r 1 columns as presented by 'lie Texas Sports Writers Association. Cooper was third In the "Owen if the Year" category. Cooper's Exporters lost only one gams the last footbnll season after a win- ess previous year. The Exporters vcro r -.3 '.rl-dlstrlct 12-AAAA champions with Galena Park and Jnytown. Pete Ragus, coach ot the state champions In Clnss 4-A this year, vas selected the "Coach of the Year". Ragus Is coach at Corpus Chrlstl Miller High School, who won over Wichita Falls for tl.c state champ ionship. Gordon Wood, Brownwood coach, was second and Cooper was third. Following Cooper were Bill Rir- rlngton at Crosby, fourth; und Wichita Falls Coach, Joe Goldins, was the sports writers fifth bebt selection for 1960. Coach C. B. McGowan, Lanier football coach, left, and Lanier Principal C. F. Saylcs are shown discussing where io place the new trophy just arrived. The trophy case near the sc'ioo: offices is all full up with trophies won over the past few years in basketball, ioatball and track by the Lanier Wildcats. The latest trophy, pictured above, is the state championship iooiball trophy, the first lime such a trophy has been won by a Bratoria County team. The Wildcats won the championship in the season just past. During the season the Lanier team scored 588 points against 84 by their opponents. —Photo By Red Johnson School Basketball Tournament j - m emer gencies. Warny is kicked off at 2:30 p.m. today i tain and Roepke is co-captain of with Freeport playing L a k e j the Freeport team. Bowfisig Tourney La Escuelita. Charity By GEORGE FERGUSON I Latin-American children from A bowling tournament wUl t-e UeKing adequate education. held at the Jackson. West Columbia plays !„.: Horace Mann of Baytown at ''xommy" p.m. today and Clute msets Loughry, Lake Jackson; Deanilita. Santa Fe at 8:30 p.m. at the;Baird, Freeport; Dick Hillenbur: Freeport gym. Saturday moriuiig at 8:30. The La Escuelita Charity Rag- ^j]!time Doubles to be conducted at Freeport; _V\rgtt i proceeds going to the La Escue-jtbe Freeport Lanes will carry an i entry fee ol S2 of which $1.35 Brazosport team consist clJLanes in Sunday> 14 . . . ur3,i La Escuelita is "The L i 1 1 1 e | bowling fees will te 100 per . {Lake Jackson; Cecil MacKey, | Schorf," supported entirely by Donated to the La Escuelita fu fund Freeport and Dr. Phil Hairs of'civic funds, which teaches tiie;Sixty-five cents prize money will Lake Jackson. Gordon Gralum: basic English language =uid i be returned to the bowlers. Bay City meets Levi Fry of| 0 f Brazosport Bowling Lanes vill' American customs to four-ycir-i Entries will bowl three games Texas City to r^our.d out the:be the Brazosport team coach, jold children of Spanish-speaks ' first round games. The cliam-| The Rice Belt schedule for the: families. pionship game will be played Icurrent season calls for 27 §amns! The one year of half-day at 8:45 p.m. Saturday with] for each team participating, j room sessions enables these chii games all during the day Satur- playing at home every-o t h e r: dren to overcome the lanj'ige day. [Sunday, _ (barrier tte; once prevented most • The more you drive this solid beauty, the more you'll appreciate its solid build! 'Most any brand new car hums a sweet tune, But after awhile the new-car aroma fades and you're on your second or third set of tires. And tM's when you'll be glad you bought a Plymouth. Its solid, one-piece Unibody is welded 5400 tunes to withstand the miles. And its unique anti-corrosion treatment holds off the ravages of slush, salt and sun. Plymouth: good looking, low cost, built to be proud of for a long, long time. sist of Bnntom Leagues, ages to 9; juniors, ages 10 to 13 am seniors ages M to 17. Entry !ce in this division will be 51 with the entire lee going to the chaiity fund. Trophies will be awarded to the first place winners, to each boy and girl in each age group for the most pins over average Averages m u s t be verified b> secretary of the league, coarh 01 across six lanes and will \ iaoe j bowling house where average '.: in the money only once with the i set. Averages will be based rn same partner. Use highest current 112 games in the 1960-61 sea-son league average of is games w) Late in January the Women's more in any one league. ICi'}' tournament will be held Handicap for men will be Go i the two local bowling lanes and two-thirds from 200 and ,';iicubles and singles at Brazos per cent from 200 for women, j port Lanes and the team matchc Any combination of doubles cinjat Freeport Lanes, and this wouli participate, two men, two women!be an vjxcellent opportunity to: or a man and woman. Not more j participants in the women's tourn than three couples will be allowed lament to get in p ractice during to a pair of lanes. Entries (-an [ the La Escuelita chairty tourna bowl anytime from midnight ni- ment and at the same time day to midnight Sunday on Ihe i money would be going to a worthy dates of the tournament. institution. La Escuelita Charity Junior! Don't forget the dates of thi Singles will be conducted during J charity tournament. A week from the same period which win coo- i this Saturday and Sunday. FIRST TIME FOR BPAZO SPORT Harden CoopehNamed Third Best "Coach Of The Year"* •Tnck Patterson, who hro'ictht Baylor Its first Southwest Conference track nnd field championship in history, is senior cnil^RO Coach of the Year in Trxus. The Texas Sports Writers Association deviated from football for the first lime In nnming its Conch of the Year. In coaching Buylor Io the championship, Patterson brusned past the University of Texas, which won or tied for the ti'lc 31 times In the '16 years of Southwest Conference track and field competition. Patterson Is a former track star himself. He won over five other top conches. Jess Ncely of Rice w-s second In the balloting. Hal Bradley, who c o a c n ed Texas to Iho Conference Imskr.t- ball championship, was third. The other two coaches In xe race were David Slaughter of Sul Ross College nnd Dave Williams, Golf conch at the University of Houston. HARDEN COOPER BASKETBALL MORES The Clute Cougars lost both the A and B basketball games last night to Bay City. In the A game, Bay City defeated Coach Joe Danford's team 33-28. Ray Baldrce was high scorer for Clute with 14 points. Evans was high for Fwy City with 16. In the B game, Clute lost 41- l(i. Bay City's 9th graders were playing Clute in this contest. Wnyne Stewart scored 8 points Tor Clute. • Clute plays tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Freeport Junior High Basketball tournament against Santa Fe. The Brazosport Exporterettes won a pair of basketball games last night over the Santa Fc Indians. Coach Virginia Tolbirl's A-team won over Santa Fe in n close one 66-64. The local girls had a halftime lead of 44-30. Ellen Nichols was high scorer for Brazosport with 41 points, Vicky Perry scored 15 and Linda Cruce tossed through 10 points for the local team. In the B game, Brazosport won 31-16 with Allie Kay Lov- ctt scoring 16 points nnd Carol Jackson 11. The Exporters'.tes RO to Deer Park Monday, play Santa Fc at Brazosport Thursday and next week end participate in the girls basketball tournament at Clear Creek. The Angletort girls basketball team won the first game in the district campaign lest night against Wharton by 66-38 score. Gail Campbell led the Anglston scoring with 35 points, followed by Dean Park with 21 and Peggy Hammons was third with 10 points. Becky Clements, Sandy Attison nnd Lorraine Nutuna were starting guards. Nancy Hubenak was high scorer for Wharton with 16 points. In the girls B game, Anglston defeated Wharton 39-29. Jane Simmon was high scorer for Angleton with 17 points. Sports In Brief By Associated Prcsi CLEVELAND — The Clcvo- Innd Indians have received the signed contracts of two players acquired in a deal with San Francisco—Pitcher Johnny An- tniiclll nnd Outfielder Willie Kirtlnnd. The Indians gave up outfielder Harvey Kuenn in Iho deal. TAMPA, Fla. — Quart** finals of the Dixie International Tennis Championships a r • being played today at Tampa, Florida. Top-ieeded Gardnay Mulloy of Coral Gables, Florida, meets Rudy Hernando of Detroit. FURNACE TROUBLE? ( FOR FACTOR* TRAINED EXPERTS TO DO 1'OUR SERVICING CALL US TI 9-5726 CLIMATE uiNfV'T'TTrorc.ING Co. South Hwy 288 Anflcton Houston Major League Team Looking For Good Nickname The nickname of the new Hou- have coene from military person- ton National League baseball J°el overseas, club for 1962 will be selected byi Many other suggestions have the fans. The Houston Sports Association announced today that a contest vould be h e 1 d to pick the name come from rife over the country icclading Brooklyn, New ifork, Los Angeles, Louisville, Wasning- for Houston's major league team. I ton. D. C. Pittsburgh, Hopkins- The winner will be given an nil- ville, Ky., Kew Smyrna Beach, expense trip for two to the 1%! Fla _ > Arlington, Va., Hyattsville, W °The contest will start January 1 Md " '^ Gatos ' Calilornia ' ™« 5 and end at midnight Janaai-y| other scattered points. 31. Anyone except members of| It is the :wpe of the HSA uut :he Houston Sports Association, | it will come up with a nickname iheir families and[employees ui | ^ ta ti wiu . as the ball club will be eligible. En- Iries should be mailed to the Houston Sports Association, Rux 359, Houston, Texas. Officials of the USA and me as the Yankees of New York. A CHRYSLER-ENGINEERED PRODUCT COLUMBIA MOTOR CO. BRAZOS AVENUE, WEST COLUMBIA three sports editors, Bob Rale, Houston Press. Dick P e e b I PS, Houston Chronicle, and Clark Nealon, Houston Post, will pick lt>e winning name. In order to prevent ties in tne event more than one person jiy- gests the same name, each suggestion should be accompanied ty 13 words cr less telling why tie name would be appropriate for the Houston National League 'lab. Officials of the HSA are cognizant of the fact that picking a nickname is p r e c a rious, and in the final analysis the public enthusiastically adopt :he {name or reject it. Even then the name will have to pass another — the sports desk men at the newspapers. If a nickname is too long and doesn't fit headlines conveniently, change it. For example, Pirates to "Bucs," Red Stockiiisb to "Reds," Yankees to "Yanks," Indians to ' Tribe" and Cardinals to "Cards." The contest will be open io fans all over the United States. In fact, it already has attrac.ed attention outside of this country as a result of a column Arthur Daley, columnist of "Sports rJ the Times" wrote in the Mew "We are looking for a new, distinctive, puncny name which .ve hope wiil make Ihe new Houston team famous all over the world," said G e o r R a Kirksey, executive vice-pres (dent. "The nickname need not necessarily lave a close tie-in with this area. In fact, many fans have written in saying that they hoiked the name would be one jwhich would be popular everywiic.'c and not just in one locality. "The ideal nickname wuld '» one that has never been used in sports. However, we quite that the fans may have differont ideas.' Research shows that the 'irsl Houston baseball team was nick named "Babies". Lee Allen, Baseball Hall of Fame historian, turned up the fact that the 1889 fir* ston team was called "Bubles. Many of baseball niekn-unts nave come about in strange ways. One of baseball's greatest namM — the Giants, formerly of Nex York und now of San Fraiu-tKW — came about aluust by 'u.d dent. In 1885 during a thrillini rally, Manager Jim Murtrie c the New York club leaiw* excitedly to his feet niv 1 holicru-J "My big fellows! My Giant.; 1 ' From that day forward tftc team became known as (!• Giants, a treasured luimc- vnii'r York Times Dec. 2. Suggest inns! Hornet- Stoneham touk wiUi Urn air^iMW [to Christmas Clubber's Budgets Look Better On December 26! All year long our Christmas Savings Club members put aside a small amount of cash (they scarcely miss it) in an insured account here. Then in November, right in time for shopping, we mail them their nest egg in the form of a check. Their budget never look- ed better. Yours can too! Come in soon. Monday, January 16th is the last day you may join our 1961 Savings Club. BANK OF COURTESV PORT MHOML BANK 103 CHERRY ST. FREEPORT. TEXAS MEMBER FDI.C

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