The Evening News from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1947 · Page 20
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20 THE EVENING NEWS, Harriiburg, Crusader sTrim John Harris; Catholic Reserves Also Win By BOB DUGAX With 'a decisive 42-to-26 victory over John Harris, scored before a packed house at the Palestra Saturday night, Coach Joe Settino's Cathblic High School varsity court-sters today held the upper hand in the battle for the city cage title. Just two weeks ago, the Crusaders took William Penn by a four-point margin and Saturday's win stamps the Settino-coached contingent as favorite to annex the crown. Coach Joe McDonald's Catholic High Reserves joined in the spirit of things by copping a 33-to-26 win over the Harris junior-varsity although the Catholic understudies received little help from several new performers sent down from the var sity squad. 'The Little Crusaders were also victorious over the Wil- ,liam Penn Reserves. In the varsity encounter, which seemed at times to be a contest between Catholic High and Johnny Tighe, all the points were scored by the starting players of'the two clubs. Jimmy Reagan finally found his scoring eye and gave his teammate, Tony Rados, a battle for individual scoring honors with 10 points to Rados' even dozen. Malesic Injured Frank Malesic, center for the winners, amassed nine markers before being forced out of action when he injured his elbow late in the third period. In scrambling for possession of the ball, Malesic lost his balance and fell on his elbow, dislocating the member. After being treated on the spot by Dr. Charles H. Crampton', William Penn trainer and physician, the athlete was taken to the hospital for X-ray examination. It was reported last night that while he will, be out of action for this week's game against St. Edward's, Malesic will probably be back in uniform for the Reading contest on January 9. Tighe, the outstanding player on the floor for the Pioneers, was also their top scorer with eight points, all on long set shots, before leaving the Contest on fouls in the last period. After the first 10 minutes of play, there was little doubt as to the outcome as Catholic High pulled away for a six-point advantage at halftime and led for the rest of the game. Sam Cannon's foul conversion to start the scoring in the opening period cave John Harris its only lead of the contest, although the tilt was deadlocked at 10 points early in the second period. Rados' charity toss sent the Crusaders on their way arvd Steve Pinko mdae good on a drive-in shot and added a foul conversion when he was hacked while making the basket. Tighe scored on a set shot and after Malesic tapped in a two-pointer, Ray Magill countered from sidecourt to make (the score 6 to 5. Rados' foul and Reagan's cord-swisher ended the first-period scoring for Catholic and Tighe scored again for the Rotemen as the quarter ended with the Crusaders enjoying a 9-to-7 lead. Score Deadlocked Magill and Reagan dumped in free throws to start the second stanza College Quintets Play Twin Bills PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 29. College basketball fans in the Philadelphia area will have a triple treat in store for them within a space of five days this week, for a trio of doubleheader programs will be staged at Convention Hall, beginning tomorrow ' night. New Year's night and Saturday will also see the best among the court teams of the Nation go through their gyrations on the spacious municipal auditorium court. The twin bill tomorrow will feature Southern California's quintet, - which holds a wide edge over Philadelphia teams in a long series of "games, and Arizona, Border Conference champion and possessor of the best one-handed shots in college circles. The pair of far western representees will move in against La Slle. which scored a brilliant win over Arkansas in its last Convention Hall appearance, and St. Joseph's, a combination that, along with La Salle, is as good as any Eastern quintet. Southern California, featuring Bob Hannum, 6.08 center, will attempt to halt the speedy La Salle five, and Arizona hopes to make its Philadelphia debut a success by stopping the Hawks. Temple returns to the double- header program on Thursday by playing Santa -Clara, regarded as the top team on the Pacific Coast, This game will be the opening encounter as Utah, National invita tional champion and a frequent visitor to this city will endeavor to make it two -in a row over La Salle. A pair of Big Six Conference members, Colorado, which was recently admitted to the loop, and Kansas State, will be the invaders on Saturday night. Colorado will battle Temple and Kansas State will oppose St. Joseph's. Pa., Monday, December 29, 1947 ini U and Cannon tied the score with a one-handed shot from the side. Then before Tighe countered again with a two-pointer, Catholic High had soared out in front on field goals by Rados- and Maelsic and a pair of charity tosses by Marty Ben-kovi Two more free throws by Benkovic after Tighe's basket gave the Crusaders an 18-to-12 halftime advantage., Double-deckers by Reagan, Malesic, Benkovic and Rados increased the winner's lead to 14 points as the second half opened but again Tighe came through with a long shot to cut two points off the ad vantage. Reagan and Malesic coun tered for Catholic and Dick Shover came through with a pair of twin- pointers for Harris. Before the pe riod came to a close, Rados added three points and Malesic one for the Crusaders, and Bill Lutz sank a field goal for the Pioneers, and Catholic led, 34 to 20, The last quarter found both teams definitely "off" at the foul line as only two of 15 free throws were made good. Harris fans were given a chance to cheer when, after Rados had scored for Catholic, Magill came through with two quick baskets and Cannon added a third to trim the Crusaders' lead, but by the three minute mark, fouls by Rados and Reagan and Benkovic's two points had put the Settino-coached team out in front, 40 to 26 Unlike most school contests, there was no scoring in the last three minutes until Reagan dribbled in to make the final goal just as the gun sounded. Pool Foul Shooting: Both teams were poor at the foul line although Catholic High ap peared to be expert during the first half. In the first two periods, the Crusaders made good on eight out of nine shots, but in the last half, they converted only four of 18 free throws. Harris was off all through the game, making only two out of 14 foul shots. In the preliminary game. Catholic High's Reserves took the lead in the third period and won going away. Rocco Ortenzio led the scorers with 12 points while Dick Henry compiled eight for the losers. Varsity Game CATHOLIC HIGH J-HARRIS HIGH G. F. P. G. F. P. 4 4 12 Lutz, t 10 2 Rados, f Kiel.v, f Reagan, f Waldron.f Malesic. c Fabian, c Benkovic, g Pinko, g Till, g 0 0 0 Shover, f 4 2 10 Sheetz. f 0 0 0 K.Aungst.f 4 19 Cannon. c 0 0 0 Tighe. g 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 3 1 5 8 7 2 4 8 Magill, g 113 Reg.Fisher.g 0 0 0 0 0 0 Davics. g 0 0 0 Bussick.g 0 0 u Totals IS 12 42 Totals 12 2 26 Score by Periods Catholic High 9 9 18 842 John Harris High 7 5 8 626 Referees: Reider and Strieker; timekeeper, Prosser; tcorekeeper, Slough. Reserve Game CATHOLIC HIGH J-HARRIS HIGH G F P G f P Ortenzio, f 4' 4 12 Fryer, f o' 0 6 Carricato.f 0 0 0 Rob Fisher.f 10 2 Bixler. I 10 2 Williams, f 2 0 4 Falcone, f 0 0 0 Wentz, f 2 0 4 Sullivan.c 3 0 6 Middaugh, e 1 0 2 Fiaschetti.c 3 0 6 Crabbe. c 10 2 Reed, g 10 2 D.Aungst, c 0 0 0 u Keefe, g u u u Henry, g 2 4 Vergot, g 2 15 Davies, g 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Arnold, g Totals 14 5 33 Sheriff.g Wilkinsorug Totals 11 4 26 Score by Periods Catholic High 9 6 5 1333 John Harris Res 7 8 3 826 Referees: Dailey and Reich. Area Youths Get Awards at Penn Bob Sponaugle, of Hershey, was one of five players from this area on the 1947 University of Pennsylvania football team who received a varsity "P" and a, gold football, according to an announcement by the university's awards committee. Honored from this city were Ed ward Marion, former William Penn High back, who was presented a junior-varsity award, and Robert E. Slough, Jr., erstwhile Catholic High back, fi member of the 150-pound .squad. In addition to Sponaugle, others from this area who received varsity awards were Walter Farnham. of York; Bob Graham, of Lewistown; Robert Matthews, of Hollidaysburg, and Don Schneider, of Lancaster. Donald Miller, of. Clearfield, was presented a junior-varsity award, and Robert Bender, of Lititz, was given a freshman award. Three New Records Set In Sugar Bowl Meet NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 29. Three new Sugar Bowl track records were established in New Orleans yesterday as spectators at the Bowl track-field meet got a preview of 1948 Olympic stars performances. Ross Nicholls of Oklahoma A and M' hung up a new low mark in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.4 seconds. Dick Maxwell of Ohio State finished second and William F. Mitchell of Georgetown third. Bill Hulse of the New York Athletic Club cracked the second record of the day when he finished the 1500-meter run in 3.55 minutes. Gerald Karver of Penn State was second and Tommy Quinn, defending Sugar Bowl champion of last year, was third. In the 3000-meter event, Jerry Thompson of the University of Texas pounded home in 8.35.4 minutes to set a new southern record. Local Battlers On Boxing Card Tomorrow Night In the hopes of boosting the caliber of the supporting bouts, Promoters Al Copeland and John Dye have decided to. bring back several boys who gave pleasing performances in the past for two of the four-rounders on the Matt Parker-Georgie Knox professional boxing show at the Palestra tomorrow night. Thus, with most of the boys in the top spots being newcomers, such as . Harvey Turner, who meets his Philadelphia rival in the semi-final, Speedy Duvall, and Willie Davis, who faces Jimmy Spotts, of Atlantic City the program appears to be well balanced. First steps taken to strengthen the preliminary card were the signing of Ray Haas, popular local welter weight, and Johnny Brown, of Phil adelphia, in a return battle. Haas, who has been showing up well since joining the local stable this season, will attempt to make up for the draw which he was held to in the previous meeting with Brown at the Palestra. As yet, Haas has been undefeated here, counting a win over Maxie Bell at the Mosque some time ago, and if he can settle his grudge with Brown tomorrow night, he may be able to command more important spots on local cards. Kid Norris on Card Promoters have also contracted Emmett (Kid) Norris, the Steelton flash, to come back for a four-round test against Georgie Hunter, clever Philadelphia warrior, who drew with Bruce Walters, of Williamsport, on a previous occasion here. Norris has been showing better fjrm following a setback at the hands of Primas Cutler in Lancaster last Summer and if he can turn the tide against Hunter tomorrow night, his future will be much brighter. More confidence was gained by Norris lately when he fought Joe Rega.. of Philadelphia, to a standstill at the Mosque some time ago. AAU Track Meet To Be Held Here With the announcement that the Middle Atlantic Association AAU track and field meet will be held at Fager Field on June 12. Harris-burg fans will have an opportunity to see in action what are expected to be some of the United States outstanding entries in the 1948 Olympics. Perhaps the most outstanding at the moment is Gerald Karver. of Boyertown, former Penn State run ner, who is considered the United States' best bet in the 1500-meter in. Karver is only one of three former Penn State stars, however, all of whom are top notch trackmen, who will appear here, according to Earl Flickinger, AAU commissioner for this district, who announced that the Middle Atlantic meet would be held here. Ewell to Run In addition to Karver, intercol legiate mile run champion, other one-time Penn ' State performers listed to run here are Barney Ewell, National 200-meter champion, and Curtis Stone, former intercollegiate two-mile champion. Among other prominent entries to appear in the meet are Browning Ross, of Villanova College, who was second in the intercollegiate mile' run, and Louis Abbati, National 30-mile walk champion. From this meet will come the en tries in the National AAU meet and from that meet in turn will come the qualifiers for berths on the United States Olympic team. This will be the first full Middle Atlantic meet held here since 1936. The meet was divided among three cities last year, of which Harrisburg was one. Some women's events may be added to the 17-event program listed for the men's meet, according to Flickinger. College Basketball Utah, 41; Canisius, 36. New York University, 70 Mis- souri. 63. University of California at Los Angeles, 64; St. Joseph's (Philadelphia), 54. Rochester, 57; Case, 44. St Francis College (Brooklyn), 79; Arizona, 70. Temple, 73; Dartmouth, 54. Seton Hall, 46; Rutgers, 43. Niagara, 46; Southern California, 43. Adelphia vs. Hofstra, postponed. , Quantico Marines, 64; Johnstown All-Stars, 45. Ohio State, 68; University of Wash ington, 60. Bradley, 72; Denver, 54. Western Kentucky, 80; Utah State, 49. New Orleans Loyola, 65; George town University, 53. Southern Methodist, 41; Wyoming, 39. Syracuse, 53; Brigham Young U., 45. San Francisco, 44; Oregon State, 42. Pepperdine, 59; West Texas, 47. Cardinals Down Eagles to Gain Pro Grid Crown By ED SAINSBURY United Press Sports Writer CHICAGO, Dec. 29. The Chicago Cardinals broke their star halfbacks loose for four spectacular touchdown runs yesterday and defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 28 to 21, to win the National Football League championship. , The Cards overcame a record-breaking passing performance by Tommy Thompson of the Eagles to win the game. Charlie Trippi and Elmer Angs-man were tljp Cardinal stars. The Eagles stifled the passing of Paul Christman of the Cards and Trippi and Angsman carried most of the load to cop the victory. It was one touchdown a period for the Cards, and the speedy runners alternated on making them. First it was Trippi who broke through the Eagle line in the initial period for 44 yards and the score. Next Angsman took over. He romped through guard on a delayed buck for 70 yards to make it 14 to 0 for the Cardinals in the second period. Philadelphia rallied, and Thomp son carried the Eagles' 73 yards for their first touchdown on two passes. The first was to Jack Ferrante and the next was snared by Pat Mc-Hugh for a 53-yard gain and the score. It was much the same story the rest of the way. Thompson was hit ting his receivers regularly, but the Cards responded with long runs. Races 75 Yards Trippi ' took a punt from Joe Muha on the Card 25 in the third period and went all the way. He was nearly encircled at least twice and fell to his knees on the Eagles 45. But he got up again, cut to the outside and scored. Angsman, former Notre Dame star, came back with his final scoring dash in the last period. Muha had punted out-of-bounds on the Cardinal 10, and Christman gave a lift to the Chicago fans by completing a 20-yard pass to Trippi. Angsman took over then, driving through the line on a delayed buck for another 70-yard run. Thompson was the whole show for the Eagles. He attempted 44 throws and completed 27 for 297 yards, thus breaking two records set by Sammy Baugh of Washington in the playoff with the Bears in 1937. Baugn at tempted 33 and completed 18, but he gained 335 yards. Christman had an off day. He at tempted 14 passes but completed only three for 54 yards. If the Cardinals' rushing game had been as poor as their passing, Philadelphia would have been the new league champions. The Eagles were trying for their first title in 14 years in the league, and the Cardinals for their first since 1925. The Cards had been favored since early -season to win the crown. There was never much doubt of their superiority today and they never were behind. Complete Five Aerials Thompson completed a string of five passes in the third period to set up a one-yard touchdown plunge by Steve Van Buren for the Eagles second tally, and he hit his receiv ers again in the fourth to let Russ Craft go over on another one-yard dive. The Eagles held an advantage over the victors in statistics, and their rushing was 280 yards compared to the Eagles' 60. In passing the Eagles gained 297 and the Cards only 54. Angsman, too, was a record-breaker. Helped by his two 70-yard touchdown runs from scrimmage, he gained 159 yards in 10 tries to smash the previous playoff rushing mark of 150 yards in 10 tries set by Bill Osmanski, of the Bears against Washington in 1940. Pos. Phila. Eagles Chicago Cardinals L.E.. .Ferrante Blackburn L.T.. .Sears Plasman L.G.. Patton Arms C. . .Wojciechowicz Banonis R.G.. Kilroy Nichols R.T...Wistert Mauldin R.E...Pihos Doolan Q.B.. . McHugh Campbell L.H...Van Buren Cochran R.H. . Pritchard Goldberg F.B...Muha Rankin Score by Periods Eagles ...... 0 7 7 721 Cardinals 7 7 7 728 Touchdowns Trippi, 2, Aicsman 2, Mcliugh, Van Buren, Craft. Points after touchdown Harrier. 4, Patton. 3. Substitutions Cardinals: Ends Dewell, Kutner. Parker. Tackles: Bulger, Coomer. Guards: Ramsey, Andros. Apolskis. Backs: Angsman, Christman, Diman-cheff, Trippi, Harder, DeCorrevont, Mal-louf. Eagles Ends: Armstrong, Humbert, Prescott, Green, Cabrelli. Tackles: Douglas. Kekeris, McDowell, Harding. Guards: Wyhonic. Centers: Lindskog. Backs: Thomson, Sherman, Craft. Steele. Kish. Officials: Referee: William E. Downs, Jr.. Illinois Tech. Umpire: Harry D. Robb, Penn State. Head linesman: Dan Tehan, Xavier. Back judge: Carl Rebele, Penn State. Field judge: Henry Haines, Penn State. Alternate: Carl Brubaker, Ohio Wesleyan. St. Patrick's Romps in School League Contest Led by Gallagher and Orner. who tallied 28 points between them, St. Patrick's swamped St. Peter's, 45 to 15, in a Parochial School League contest at the Catholic Youth Center court Saturday afternoon. ST. PATRICK'S ST. PETER'S G. F. P. G. F. P. Zimmer'n.f 4 0 8 Pavelic, i 1 0 2 0 1 1 4 0 8 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 15 Orner, f 6 1 13 Cumak, f 0 0 0 Kuzma, c 0 0 0 Berk'tack.g 7 1 15 Forgan, g 3 2 8 Kocevar, g 0 0 0 Rosman, g 0 1 1 0 0 0 Totals Enos, 1 Burke, f Gallagh'r.c Sistl, g Fry, g Houck, g Fryer, g Totals 20 5 45 Score by Periods St. Patrick's 13 10 14 845 St. Peter's 2 8 0 515 Referee: Principe; umpire. Rhinehart. New Cumberland Legion Meets Susquehanna Five The New Cumberland American Legion basketball team and the Susquehanna Boosters meet on the New Cumberland High court tonight. Two New Cumberland Community League teams will clash in the preliminary game, beginning at 7 o'clock. , South Defeats North In Blue-Gray Contest MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 29. Scoring touchdowns in every period, the South swamped the North, 33 to 6, in the tenth renewal of the Blue-Gray football game here Saturday afternoon before 22,500 partisan-fans. George Grimes, of Virginia, sparked the Soulh's attack with two touchdowns and three extra points and kept the North at bay with some excellent punting. A pass to Bob Weir, also of Virginia, gave the South another score while other six-pointers were made by Dan Sandifer,- Louisiana State, and Joe Smith, Texas Tech. The North's scoring was done by Dick Deranek, Indiana, on a 14-yard run. Unbeaten Clubs Face Tough Foes NEW YORK, Dec 29. Holy Cross' NCAA champions headed South yesterday for their Sugar Bowl basketball clash with North Carolina State's Southern Conference titlcholders, and Texas prepared to risk its undefeated record in Ok lahoma City Invitational. Thus, the Nation's basketball canv paign charged forward, peppered with important engagements this week even though the overall pro gram is holiday thin. Holy Cross carries a record of four victories and one surprise loss, that to Columbia, into the game at New Orleans. North Carolina State like wise has been beaten once by West Virginia in 10 starts. Texas runs up against such rugged opposition as once-defeated Oklahoma A. and M. and twice-vanquished Wyoming in the tournament which opens tonight. Baylor and Rice from the Southwest Conference Alabama and Georgia Tech from the Southeastern Conference, and Ham-line from St. Paul, Minn,, are their other contenders. Texas Still Unbeaten Texas now is undefeated in eight games. The Oklahoma Aggies have lost only to Kansas State m seven games, and Wyoming was downed by Tulane and SMU, the latter by a 41 to 39 count Saturday night. Tomorrow Syracuse meets Mar shall College, of Huntington, W. Va., in the finals of the Los Angeles Invitational. Marshall downed Idaho, 73 to 44, and Syracuse licked Brig-ham Young, 53 to 45, in the semifinals Saturday. Elsewhere around the Nation, theuhird. Nation's big boys continued pretty much to rule their roosts. Bradley appeared to be one of the independ ent powers of the Mid-West, if not the top team after downing Denver, 72 to 54, for its 10th straight triumph. This week Bradley meets Western Ontario, South Dakota, Yale, Prince ton and Louisiana Tech, with Yale the toughest nut to crack. Illinois and Iowa from the Big Nine, and St. Louis, Kansas State and Toledo also have perfect records in the Mid-West. NYU Downs Missouri In the East, NYU remained un defeated with its 70 to 63 conquest of Missouri Saturday night, whilo Utah, the Garden Invitational champ, launched a six-game tour of the East with a 41-to-36 wi nover Canisius. The Utes play St. John's at Madi son Square Garden tomorrow, La- salle at Philadelphia Thursday, and Cincinnati at Cincinnati Saturday. Lions and Mule in Laurels NEW YORK, Dec. 29,-The Key stone State of Pennsylvania will go down in 1947 football annals as the home of the Nation's gridiron de fensive leaders both major and minor. While Penn State was capturing total defense and rushing defense honors among the majors, the Mules of Muhlenberg were doing the same thing to take minor college laurels. And even better than their big time counterparts, who finished fourth in total offense and second in rushing offense, the Mules also led the Nation's minors in total offense and were second to the College of the Pacific Tigers in rushing offense. Fresno (Calif.) State was the Nation's minor college forward passing offense leader, while little St. Lawrence of Canton, N. Y., erected the best team passing defense among the small schools. Muhlenberg, which won nine of its 10 games, averaged 427.8 yards per game to take total offense leadership. The Mules were second in rushing with 283 yards per game average; and second in passing with 144.8 yards average upstairs per contest. It was a repeat performance in total offense, as Muhlenberg led the little fellows in 1946 with a 425.9-yard average. In the defense ledger Muhlenberg, fifth last year, climbed to first by holding the foe to 113.4 yards per game average from both passing and rushing. Would-be Mule skinners only averaged 37.2 yards per game on the ground, which gave Muhlenberg the rushing defense crown by a comfortable margin over College of the Pacific, which unbent for 66.3 yards average per game. Fresno State took the passing offense championship with a 151.6-yard average per game, completing 100 out of 226 passes for 1516 yards in 10 games reported. The Mules completed 68 of 139 passes for 1448 yards in 10 games and their 144.8-yard average. The Mules also led the minors with 17 touchdowns via the air. PRO BASKETBALL St. Louis, 67; Baltimore, 63. Fort Wayne, 51; Oshkosh, 41. Jackson, 80; Nashville, 73. Tri-Cities, 53; Syracuse, 43. Minneapolis, 58; Indianapolis, 48. Wilkes-Barre, 77; Hartford, 72. Hershey Beaten At Buffalo After Ending Slump EASTERN DIVISION I Team W. L. T. Pts. Gf. Ga. ! Providence HERSHEY New Haven ( Philadelphia I Washington 19 12 3 41 159 126 12 18 8 32 116 140 13 16 4 30 111 114 11 18 4 26 112 140 10 20 3 23 105 150 10 21 2 22 108 147 I Springfield WESTERN DIVISION I Pittsburgh .... 20 6 5 45 138 78 I Buffalo 21 9 2 44 130 112 I csunaio ! Indianapolis Cleveland .. St. Louis . . 18 13 3 39 149 114 15 11 3 33 118 97 10 17 5 25 112 140 By IZZY KATZMAN Though they gained only an even break in their two encounters over the week-end, the Hershey Bears today were somewhat pleased by the fact that they had snapped their 10-game winless streak. They ac complished this with a 4-to-l victory over Providence, Eastern Division pace-setter, at Hershey on Saturday night. However, last night they fell back to their losing ways by dropping a 5-to-l decision to the Bisons at Buffalo. As a result of the split. Hershey did not gain any ground on Providence, which, with a 5-to-3 triumph over Cleveland last night, regained the nine-point edge it held going into the week-end games. In losing at Buffalo, before a crowd of 9846, Hershey held the lead only for several minutes in the first period, when Paul Ronty opened the scoring at the seven -minute mark. The Bears were blanked thereafter, while the Bisons came on to even the count at 9.25 on Joe Bell's goal and then went in front for good at 7.13 in the second period on Tommy Cooper's marker. Gordie Henry, the Hershey goalie, deserved a shutout in the triumph over Providence. Failure of the defense to provide able assistance after Henry had knocked out two drives enabled Liscpmbe to score on the thirdeffort at 3.36 in the first period. Peirson Breaks Tie From there on, the Bears held Providence at bay. The Bears, on the other hand, evened the count at 13.11 in the first session on Herbie Cain's 25-foot drive and took the lead a few minutes late'- on Johnny Peirson's goal from close up. Her- shey's other goals were registered by Ronty, on a solo dash in the second period, and by Bruce in the Mike Karakas was at goal for Providence in place of Harvey Bennett for the first time this season. Reports that Bennett had jumped the Providence club were not confirmed. Joe Cooper, one of two players obtanied by the Bears in the Hy Buller deal, was to have played in the week-end games, but did not report. The Bears go to Springfield on Wednesday and meet the Indians in a return game at Hershey on New Year's night. Last Night's Game Pos. Buffalo Hershey G. . . Dion Henry R.D.. Harvev Schertzl L.D.. Jackson Pratt C. ..McKay McGill R.W. ..Gravelle .Peirson L.W. .Brown Bruce Buffalo Spares Field, Lessard, Douglas, Bell, Cooper, Halderson, Hickey Lewis, Pargeter. Hershey Snares Branigan. Mario, Gronsdahl, Marquess, Larson. Cain, Ronty, Schnurr, McLenahan, Lund. First Period Scoring: 1, Hershey: Ronty (Marqucss-Lund), 7.00; 2. Buffalo Bell (Cooper-Jackson), 9.25. Penalties: Schertzl, Branigan. Second Period Scoring: 3. Buffalo: Cooper (Boll-Douglasl, 7.13; 4, Buffalo: Pargeter (Lessardi, 8.46; 5, Buffalo: Jackson (Douglas). 17.05. Penalties: Schertzl. Douglas, Bruce. Third Period Scoring: 6. Buffalo: Les sard (McKay-Gravellc), 16.26. Penalties: Lessard, Bruce, Pratt (major), Harvey. Saturday Night's Game Pos. Hershey (4) Providence (1) G. ...Henry ... Karakas R.D.. Schertzl Arcand L.D.. Pratt , Stanley C. ..McGill LaPlante R.W. ..Peirson Prokop L.W. ..Bruce Kapusta Spares Hershey: Branigan, Mario, Gronsdahl, Marques, Larson. Cain, Ronty, Schnurr, McLenahan, Lund. Providence: Reardon, Fraser, Church, Chad, Lis-combe, Bedard, Stoddard, Scherza, Taylor. Michaulk Referees: Des Smith and Bernie Le-Maitre. First Period Goals: (11, Providence: Liscombe (Fraser, Bedard), 3.36; (2), Hershey: Cain (Schertzl). 13,11: (3), Hershey: Peirson (Bruce, McGill), 13.44. Penalties: Bedard (playing with broken stick), Branigan (interference). Second Period Goals: (4), Hershey: Ronty (Marquess) 15.28. Penalties: Peirson (tripping). Reardon (high .sticking), Bedard (high sticking). McGill (slashing). Third Period Goals: (51: Hershey, Bruce (McGillK 5.24. Penalties: Stanley (slashing), Branigan (holding). Saves: Henry, 20; Karakas, 29. Sale of Detroit Lions To Syndicate Rumored DETROIT. Dec. 29. Incorporation of a new "Detroit football company" today supported reports that the Detroit Lions football team will be sold. The new syndicate, including Walter O. (Spike) Briggs, Jr., has scheduled a meeting today with National Football League Commis sioner Bert Bell. The organization filed articles of incorporation Friday and listed as its object "the promotion of professional football in this city." Lyle Fife, one of the six men involved with Briggs in the dis cussed deal, added that the group will also meet with Lions Owner Fred Mandel today. Pirates Sign Hurler PITTSBURGH, Dec. 29. The Pir ates today announced signing of 20- year-old Anthony Judge, of Chicago, a right-handed pitcher weighing 190 pounds who lacks previous professional experience. Judge pitched at Chicago's Austin High and for an Army team. He recently was discharged from military service. AMERICAN LEAGUE HOCKEY Last Nirht's Scores Buffalo, 5; Hershey, 1. . Philadelphia, 3; New Haven, S. Indianapolis, 11; Washington, 4. Providence, 5; Cleveland, 3. Saturday Nirht's Score Hershey, 4; Providence, 1. Buffalo, 6; Cleveland. 3. New Haven, 4; Pittsburgh, 1 Indianapolis, 4; St. Louis, 2. Springlield, 5; Philadelphia, 0, Gene Butz Is Honored By Football Association Gene Butz, Lancaster Catholic High School halfback, who was highly instrumental in his team's football victory over Harrisburg Catholic on October 31, was, named the outstanding scholastic grid player in Lancaster County by the All Lancaster Football Association. The athlete will be honored tonight by the association and will receive a jacket, a certificate and a medal. During the 1947 season, he scored 109 points, did most of his team's passing and called the plays. The Lancaster team suffered one setback, losing to Columbia when Butz was cu.t with an injury. Senators Drop Tilt to Miners Hopes of shaking their losing ways are entertained by the Harrisburg Senators basketball team in its Eastern Professional League game with the Philadelphia Lumberjacks at Philadelphia tonight. This will be the Senators last contest before they return to the Palestra on Thursday night to entertain the Sunbury Mercuries. It will be William Penn High Night and Coach Roger Smith and his William Penn squad will be guests of the local club. In losing to the Pottsville Miners at Pottsville on Saturday night, before a crowd of 1000, the Senators isuffered their fifth straight setback. They won only their opening game against Hazleton. Against Pottsville, the Senators, after trailing through more than two periods, evened the count at 49 and at 54. They then took the lead for the first time on long shots by Sid Roche and Don Schuerholz and Joe Cackovic's foul, but the Miners shortly regained the advantage and never were headed thereafter. With 13 foul conversions, Cackovic tied a league record set last season by Bill Zubic, then of Reading, and evened by Moon Mullin, of Hazleton, this season. Joe missed only one of his charity tosses. With four field goals, in addition to the 13 fouls, Cackovic led the Harrisburg attack with 21 points. However, Jack Flannerv. of Hazle ton, paced the scorers of both teams with 26 points, and, in so doine set a new high for this season's league play. HARRISBURG POTTSVILLE G. F. P. G F P .. .quwh, i i i o fanatella.f Roche, t 5 0 10 Flannery, f F. Bock, c 4 2 10 McClure. c D.Schuer'z.g 2 3 7 Burch, g Goldberg, g 0 4 4 Dough'ty, g Cackovic, f 4 13 21 Deitch, f Curne, c 0 0 0 Sibbey, c WSchuer'z.g 3 0 6 1 1 3 8 10 26 3 1 7 4 7 15 4 1 9 0 0 0 6 1 13 , . Totals Totals 20 23 63 26 21 73 Referee: Brominskl. Umpire, Jerry town. Score Victories in Parish Loop St. Francis and Our Lady of Seven Sorrows turned in victories in the Senior Parish League at the Catholic Youth Center yesterday, St. Francis trimming Sacred Heart, 40 to 28, and Our Lady of Seven Sorrows edging St. Theresa's, 43 to 42. Geiger and Leo each tallied a dozen points in leading St. Francis to its win, while John Russ' eight-point performance was the best individual effort for the losers. The winners built un an advantasp in the second quarter and led for the rest of the contest. In the other loop battle. Our Ladv of Seven Sorrows came from behind with a second-half rally to nose out St. Theresa. Kinsella tal lied 25 points in a losing cause while Gofhus had 19 markers for the winners. OUR LADY OF ' SEVEN SORROWS ST. THERESA'S . . t G. F. P. G. F.P. Acn, f 0 0 0 C. Rlltler 1 1 0 Mattern, f 10 2 Gofhus, f 9 1 19 Kinsella, ( 11 3 25 J. Butler.c 1 0 2 Palmer, c 3 2 8 Franklin, c 0 0 0 Reagan, c 0 0 0 J. Neagle.g 3 1 7 Leisenri'g.g 2 0 4 Kerr, fc Oil Keating, g 1 1 3 J. Ulibarri.g 3 0 6 Totals 18 6 42 Totals Score bv Periods 19 S 43 Our Lady 7 10 10 16-43 St. Theresa's 7 21 a s Referees: DeFrank and Leo SACRED HEART ST. FRANCIS' G. F. P n. v n Lutze, f 113 Leo, f 4' 4 12 mci-uray, i j u o c.r orney, f 0 .1. Russ, c 4 0 8 Mannlx. f 0 B. Russ. g 2 1 5 D riailev 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 8 0 0 0 4 4 12 Sinkovitz, g 3 0 6 Cazolli, c 0 , . G. Dailey, c 3 Totals 13 2 28 Creason, g 0 Gaspari, g 2 Geiger, g 4 Totals H 12 40 Score hv Perindc Sacred Heart 6 4 11 728 St. Francis' 3 15 9 1340 neierees: Bornax and Marion. Independent Games 690TH AAA BAT. BATTERY "B" G. F. P n p v Hart, f 8 0 16 Allwoln t 10 9 O. Zink, f 10 2 James, t in? Clouser, f 3 0 6 Deitz. c 3 0 6 Eisenh'er.c 2 0 4 Oirk. a n n n Stambau'h.g 0 0 0 Heinze. g 10 2 jonns n,g 3 17 Boltz, 0 0 0 Meyer, g 9 2 20 Bowm'n, c 1 1 3 Sharp, g 3 2 8 Totals 26 3 55 ' Totals 10 3 23 Referee: Mahoney: timekeernr. Raker- scorekeeper, Johnson. Time of periods, iu nun. GOLbSBORO WEST SIDE , FIREMEN COMETS G. F. P. R I s Stare, f i 4 1 9 R.Reider.f i 1 li Kister. t 0 0 0 J.Rohacek.f 5 5 3 13 F.Albert, f 0 5 111 R.Brub'r.c 12 1 0 2 Syperwski.g 2 Oil Houseal.g 0 4 0 8 Hoffman, g I HBrubaker.g 1 0 10 0 0 1 25 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 2 H. Pugh, f Moi'Dush.c Bailets. K Wentz, g R. Pugh, g Totals in 0 44 Totals 9R 1 S Goldsboro Firemen 13 14 10 744 west bide Comets 19 14 12 1055 CAGE TEAM SEEKS GAMES Games on foreign courts are being sought by the New Cumber land Eagles, a basketball team com posed of players under 18 years of age. Managers interested in scheduling tilts may contact Bill Baker, phone 2-8823. "Violent" Ray Climbs tlear Top n Ring Ratings 1947 RING RATINGS Heavyweight (1) Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott; (2) Elmer Ray, Olle Tandberg, Joe Baksi, Lee Q. Murray, Turkey Thompson, Tommy Gomez, Arturo Godoy. Phil Mus-cato, Bruce Woodcock and Joey Maxim. Light-Heavyweight" (1 Gus Les nevich and Lzzard Charles. (21 t Archie Moore. Billy Fox. Tommy j Yarosz. Freddie Mills. Lloyd Mar- j shall, Dave Sands, Bob Foxworth j and Billy Smith. j Middleweight (1) Rocky Grazl- ano, Tony Zale, Bert Lytell, Marcel i Cerdan, Jake LaMotta, Steve Bel- i loise, Al Hostak, Fred Apostoli, j Major Jones, Anton Raadak and j Jackie Darthard. (Only one group.) j Welterweight (1) Ray Robinson. (2) Tommy Bell, Gene Burton, Ber- j nard Docusen, Tony Janiro. Johnny j Greco, George Costner, Tony Pel- i lone, Kid Gavilan, Frankie Fern- j andez, Tippy Larkin and Tommy j Burns. j Lightweight (1) Ike Williams, Enrique Bolanos, Bob Montgomery ! (retired); Kudy Cruz and Freddie Dawson. (2) Johnny Bratton, Jesse j Flores, Billy Thompson, Buddy i Garcia and Maxie Docusen. j t Featherweight (1) Willie Pep, ( i (2) Humberto Sierra, Sandy Sad- j i dler, Charley Riley, Miguel Ace- j vedo,. Baby Gonzales, Manny Or- tega. Henry Davis, Chico Rosa, Jock t Leslie. Carlos Chavez, Harold Dade, i Ronnie Clayton, Al Phillips and i Jackie Graves. Bantamweight (1) Manuel Ortiz, Peter Kane. Jackie Paterson, Luis Galvani, Luis Castillo, David Kui Kong Young, Bunty Doran, Armando Pueti Pi, Fernando Gagnon and Tsuneshl Maruo. ( Flyweight (1) Rinty Monaghan, j Dado Marino. Maurice Sandeyron, i Monito Flores, Dickie O'Sullivan, I Raoul Degryse, Emile Famechon, j Mustapha Mustaphaoui. Spider t I Tymms, Jimmy Hogg. Terry Allen, I t Ike Weir and Mickey Hill. J By JACK CUDDY United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, Dec 29. Brown- skinned Elmer Ray of Minneapolis was designated today by The Ring magazine as the next best heavyweight contender in case matchmakers are unable to bring together Champion Joe Louis and challenger Jersey Joe Walcott for a return title bout. As the magazine announced its world-wide boxing ratings, Editor Nat Fleischer in a copyrighted article pointed out that Violent Ray, after having beaten Walcott in New York, lost a questionable decision to Jersey Joe at Miami, Fla., last Winter for Ray's first loss in 51 fights. Although the magazine lauded 33-year-old Walcott for his great fight with Louis on December 5, it designated Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight champion, as "Fighter of the Year" because of his four straight victories in '47. Those wins included a successful title defense against Blackjack Billy Fox, and a 59-second knockout over heavyweight Melio Bettina, and two victories over heavyweight Tami Mauri-ello. who was knocked out in their last tilt. Fleischer admitted that Walcott father of six children had given Lesnevich a race for the "Fighter of the Year" award; but he gave Jersey Joe a special medal for having gone 15 rounds with Louis and for having put Louis on the canvas twice. He also named Walcott as principal in the "Round of the Year" the fourth round in which he floored the champion for the count of seven. Lauds Lesnevich, Walcott Fleischer credits Lesnevich and Walcott for having done much to make the boxing world forget the investigations brought on by Rocky Graziano and Jake LaMotta. He takes some of the sting from Graziano by emphasizing that Rocky and Tony Zale participated . in the "Fight of the Year" at Chicago's Stadium last July 16 when Graziano wrested the middleweight title from Zale on a six-round knockout, for an all-time record indoor gate of $422,009. Fleischer points out that only 10 deaths occurred throughout the world in amateur and professional boxing during the year. This wa3 a notable decrease from the 16 of 1946. He emphasized that three of the deaths this year occurred in foreign countries. He said, "when one considers the thousands of pros and amateurs who participated in boxing throughout the country and abroad, the small percentage of fatalities is indeed a miracle. Deaths in other sports far outnumber those in pugilism." Mauriello Is "Flop" Fat Tami Mauriello, New York heavyweight, was called "the Flop of the year." The Ring magazine continued to recognize Graziano as middleweight champion, though he has no license in New York State. However, it refused to recognize Jackie Paterson of Scotland as world flyweight champion. Instead it recognized Rinty Monaghan of Ireland who de feated Dado Marino of Honolulu in a title fight after Paterson failed three times to make the 112-pound, limit for a title fight with Marino. Patterson still is recognized as world champ by the British Boxing Board of Control. Chambersburg to Meet Alumni Foe Tonight Only scholastic basketball eame in this district tonight pits Chambersburg High against the Alumni at Chambersburg. The undefeated Trojans have won four games, thereby bringing their record over a five-year period to 79 victories and eight defeats. ' The Alumni will include many players who helped compile this record. ' SCHOOL BASKETBALL Reading, 38; , Norristown, 27. NO APPOINTMENJ NECESSARY Al WARD'S BARBER SHOP tOS WALNUT ST. Com in Any Tim far Ward's Fimmi Service POPULAR PRICES Business Honrs ?.M A. M. t P. M. Daily

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