Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 17, 1968 · Page 5
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FigiSH Hope M Star SPORTS Basketball Pfo Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Friday's Results Baltimore 147, Seftttls 118 Cincinnati 125, New York 91 Boston 124, Chicago 108 Phila'phift 124, san Diego 108 San FfanVllB, Los Ang. 116 Today's Games Baltimore at Cincinnati Seattle at New York Philadelphia at Los Angeles Boston at St. Louis Sunday's Games Boston at Cincinnati, afternoon Chicago at St, Louis, after* noon Philadelphia at San Diego San Francisco at Detroit, afternoon Monday's Games No games scheduled ABA Friday's Results Oakland 99, Kentucky 93 Dallas 116, Denver 112 New Jersey 130, Anaheim 119 Houston 99, Minnesota 95 Today's Games Kentucky at Denver Anaheim at Dallas New Orleans at Pittsburgh Houston at Indiana Sunday's Games Dallas at Houston, afternoon Oakland at New Orleans Denver at Pittsburgh Monday's Games Oakland at Houston Kentucky vs. Indiana at Madison, Wls. Pittsburgh at Minnesota Friday's College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Columbia 82, Dartmouth 56 Pennsylvania 71, Yale 68, OT Cornell 77, Harvard 68 Princeton 54, Brown 40 Westminster, Pa,,, 84, Buck- nellGD Monmouth, N.J., 92, Glassboro State 71 South No. Caro. 96, Clemson 74 No. Caro. St. 72, So. Caro. 59 Augusta 100, Fla. Tech 67 FarWest UCLA 119, Oregon 78 UUh 97, Wyoming 89 New Mex. 76, Brig. Young 67 So. Calif. 71, Ore. St. 63, OT West. Mont. 105, No. Mont. 89 Idaho State 97, Gonzaga 88 San Diego St. 86, Fresno St. 70 . San Fran. St. 91, Chico St. 68 : Humboldt St. 91, Nevada 78 Arkansas Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College Ouachita 73, Ozarks 70 Hendrix 82, State College 76 Henderson 104, Arkansas Tech 79 Arkansas A&M 86, Harding 61 High School Jonesboro 63, LR Hall 43 North Little Rock 71, LR McClellan 65 Paragould 67, Greene County Tech 53 Lr Central 68, Blythevllle 55 FS Southside 56, Fayetteville 52 FS Northside 65, Sprlngdale 34 Lavaca 72, St. Anne's 42 LR Horace Mann 73, Pine Bluff 72 Trumann 56, Marked Tree 51 Weiner 67, Oil Trough 53 Texarkana 59, Hot Springs 39 Mena 45, Mulberry 32 Greenwood 54, Boonevilie 44 Rogers 66, Mountain Home 61 Bentonville 47, Van Buren 46 Alma 62, Ozark 48 Conway 78, Benton 55 Leachville 68, Newport 51 NLR Jones 64, Hot Springs Langston 59 Harrison 75, SiJoani Springs 54 Fuller 77, Scott 75 MorrUton 67, Sheridan 41 RussellviUe 53, Search 44 Gwrdon Bell 83, Prescott Mc- Rae76 NLR Oak Grove 77, Sylvan Hills 60 LR Catholic 59, Jacksonville 55 Tiickerman 76, Nettleton 74 PlyUieville Harrison 66, West Memphis Wonder 62 Obituaries MISS EDNA NESBITT Mjss Ed.ua Nesbjtt of Bleyins, d}ed Thursday; She was a retired school teacher, SjLjrvjyors include three brothers, Warren and N. P, Nesbitt, both of BJeyjns, and V. M. Nesbjtt of Little Rock, and three sjsters, Mrs. Fred Gonzales, Mrs, J. E. Breeze and Mrs. Leroy Ma?iflfo, aj| of Lp^sjana. Fujeral services were at 10 a.m. today at the plevips dist Church, Purial was in brook Cemetery uj*Jer tb.edijTP- tfo:j of Cornisb Funera}Seryj,ceof Prescott, Bobcats Lose Game to Badgers By RALPH ROUTON Star Sportswriter Last night at Arkadelphla the Hope Bobcats suffered a 50-44 conference loss at the hands of the Badgers, marking the fourth straight year that the Bobcats have failed to beat Arkadelphla at Arkadelphia. Some consolation cam? out of it, though, as the Hope "B" LI- zards came homt! with a 45*40 win over the Arkadelphia jayvees, Tonight the Bobcats and the "B" Lizards travel to Camden for games with the FalrvlewCar- dinals, who hold first place in 4-AA West. First game begins at 6:30. Perry's fo Play Silents in Benefit Saturday night at 8 o'clock Perry's Truck Stop basketball team will play the Little Rock Silents in a Heart Fund benefit in Jones Field House. Admission is 25 and 50 cents. At 7 p.m. the Lions Club will play Monty's Barber Shop team, Between the Lions and Silents game the Pee-wee teams will play. The players are the children of the Silents and youths from local teams. The Silents were here last year In' a Dimes benefit and they were victorious. Three weeks ago they played to a packed house in Prescott. The Heart Fund needs your support. Hockey National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results Los Angeles 7, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 1 Today's Games Pittsburgh a| Montreal New York at Toronto" Boston at Oakland Chicago at Detroit St. Louis at Minnesota Sunday's Games Philadelphia at New York Boston at Los Angeles Detroit at Chicago, afternoon Spanish Team Beats Isreal MADRID, Spain (AP) - Real Madrid defeated Maccabi of Tel Aviv 64-54 Thursday in the quarter-finals of the Europe Basketball Cup Tournament. Hope Girls Win Over Prescott Bf KALPH feO Of OH Star Spbrtswrltef 1 Streaking to their 14thstraight win after a slow start, ttie Hope Lady Cats rocked the PfeSedtt Wolverettes 61-42 to earn Hope a place iti (ho state tournament nexl week In Prescott, Tonight the Lady Cats enter the District 7*A West finals against the ever-tough Ashdown Panther- ettes, who stomped Gurdon In the semis by a 61-37 count, And both Hobe arid Ashdown will be sport- Ing Identical 22-4 records. The Lady Cats had problems for a while, and actually trailed Prescolt *7'5 at the quarter, before the big push came, Hope took the lead to stay at 8-? on a free shot by Carol Anthony with 6:56 left In the first half, From there on very little went wrong, as 4 strong local contingent competed heartily with a partisan Prescott crowd that filled the gym over capacity. But when the Lady Cats needed aboost with a 22-18 halftlme lead, they got It In the form of Gall Hartsfield. Miss Hartsfleld, hitting with her pet shot from 15 to 20 feet away, burned the nets for 26 points In the second half for her best performance ever with 32 points. Meanwhile the Ladles doubled their first half total with 22 in the third quarter, heading on to a 44-30 margin with one period to be played. More of the same- continued In the last quarter, as the Lady Cats tallied 61 points for the sixth time this year, and Hope also has won all six of those games. The game with Ashdown this evening starts at 8:15 p.m., in a battle to be broadcast live over KXAR. The junior boys final between Magnolia Columbia and Nashville will be played at 7:00 p.m. in Prescott. HOPE LADY CATS FG FT-FTA TP Carol Anthony 6 4-8 16 Kathryn Coleman 5 1-2 11 Gail Hartsfield 12 8-12 32 Jo McKamie 0 ''1-2 . 1 Debbie Powell 01-2 1 Sandra May 0 0-0 0 Totals 23 15-26 61 PRESCOTT Nancy Taylor 5 13-16 23 Rosemary Lee 3 3-5 9 Sheila ^Brown 3 1-1 7 Francis Lavender 1 1-1 3 Totals 12 18-23' 42 1234 Total Hope 5 17 22 17 61 Prescott 7 11 12 12 42 Team fouls: Hope 17, P rescott 20 Winter Games Set in Japan GRENOBLE, France (AP) Tentative dates for the next Winter Olympics In Sapporo, Japan, are Feb. 4-14, 1972, Tomoo Sato, secretary general of the Sapporo Olympic Organizing Committee reported today. Hope 'Springs' in N.L. What Is a Levern Tart, Anyway? By TOMMY THOMAS NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK What's a Levern (NEA) Tart? Well, it's not a French pastry and it's not a new rock 'n' roll group. Levern Tart is the leading scorer in the ABA— as in American Basketball Association. The ABA hasn't as yet gained the notoriety of the NBA. NFL, CIA or LBJ but its supporters think the time is coming. And in the near future. And as recognition eventually comes to the league, so will it come to its individuals. Tart, a 6-2, 25-year-old former Bradley star, is outwardly unconcerned that he doesn't receive the same sort of press notices that are heaped on players like Dave Bing, the NBA s top shooter, He played with Wtlkes- Barre, Pa., in the Eastern League for three years while also holding down a job in Drums, Pa., with the Key- ^^^^'^(W^^^^m •••"'- SPRING TRAINING Is just around th* corner and the above baseball map shows where all 20 major league teams will be training until early April. Below are the final reporting dates for each team: AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox California Angels Chicago Whit* Sox Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Minnesota Twins New York Yankees Oakland Athletics Washington Senators Feb. 28 Feb. 27 Mar. 1 ; Feb. 28 Feb. 26 Feb., 24 Feb. 27 Feb. 26, Feb. 29 Feb. 25 >* Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates St, Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants Feb. 28 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 27 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 26 V '*¥•£ 1 jl \v << f JOHNNY BENCH FELIX MILLAN Bright prospects for coming season , By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK-tNEAj-Spring is the time for hope and birth. And in the 20 major league training camps in Florida, California ana Arizona, optimism for rookies blooms as eagerly as flowers. In many cases, though, each has only a day in the sun, then wilts. A young outfielder who is tabbed the next Mickey Mantle may, in the end, resemble the 'Yankee star only in size of bicep. And the "future Sandy Koufax" may have nothing more than a penchant for broadcasting. But some, of course, do break through. And the guy who was with Lodi or Sioux Falls or Jalisco or Burlington last season could be Rookie of the Year in 1968. Best bet for first-year National League honors is Cincinnati Red catcher Johnny Bench. The 20-year-old right-handed hitter was promoted to the Reds from Buffalo last September and took the starting job away from Johnny Edwards. If the season were to open today, said Red manager Dave Bristol, Bench would be behind the plate. Bench may have one of the strongest arms in the game. At Buffalo, where he was named Minor League Player of the Year, he hit .259 with 23 homers and 68 RBls in $8 games. For the Reds, he hit only .163 in 26 games. But optimism about him not only pervades the Red organization. Dodger coach Preston Gomez, who managed Bench during the winter season, said: "1 like his aggressiveness. He's a real take- charge catcher." Gomez predicted. Bench would have a 25-30 homer season for Cincinnati. The Reds, who led the league for much of the early going last year, are hoping to be atop the standings at season's end. Bench, they believe, may provide the key. Another rookie who will play a prominent role in his team's future is Atlanta second baseman Felix Millan, The 24-year-old Puerto Rican has been up several times with the Braves. But he's never stuck. He appears solid now. Millan finished the I9(>7 season at .second for the Braves, and manager Lum Harris is counting on Millan's glove and speed. Harris managed Millan at Richmond in 1967. Millan had a superior season, batting .310. Philadelphia rookie shortstop Don Mooney will have two obstacles to combat. One is headline punsters. The other is Bobby Wine, the league's top defensive shortstop last year. Money was obtained from the Pirates in the trade for Ji.m Bunning. Mooney, only 20 years old, hit .310 for Raleigh. He is one of the brightest prospects around. The New York Mets need every scrap oi talent they can unearth. They may have found a couple of rough diamonds in pitcher Jerry Koosman and second baseman Ken Boswell. Koosman. a left-hander, had only an 11-10 record with Jacksonville last sea'- son. But his ERA was 2.43 and he struck out 183 batters in 178 innings to lead the league. Boswell, a left-handed batter, has been given a "can't miss" rating by several rival scouts. He hit .249 for Jacksonville last year. (Newspaper '/ Ilininjlit stone Job Corps Center fpr Women. 'A "There were 500 gifls there." he says with a grin, "and j was recreation m'sjn- ager." When the ABA was formed Bruce Hale, the Oakland coach, offered Tart a tryoijt. He says he didn't think twice about leaving all those girls. He thought it over three or four times. Finally, he headed lor the Oaks' training camp, where he found 92 other guys with the same idea. "Gee. i thought it was a football camp." he recalls. "They cut -}6 guys the first day. They woulq send a boatload' of guys out on the court' at 15-miiuite intervals. If \IHI had a bad 15 minutes, you were cut. After four days I s»gned a contract." Levern didn't know what to expect when the season began, although he had, played with "20 or 30 of the guys previously. Many of them had played .in the Eastern League." After the second week. Tart topped all scorers and has continued to do so all year. He s^ys he didn't expect io lead the league and it wasn't his aim to become a "gunner." With Rick Barry iHale's son-in-law i due to join the squad next season, the Oaks were expected to pose a tremendous double-barreled scoring threat. But then Tart \vas unexpectedly traded to the Ne\y Jersey Americans ;•"- cently. "i guess the coach doesn't want anyone taking away the jjlory from Hick." Levern tssi Kay Attaway's Notebook . Grand Bahama Island— t NBA)—Pur two hrjuri we hatf worked a lurching are altfosslnig's&uln* ern edge of Qrana Bananta Island, flevet'ftulte gettlfttf wit of sight of storage bins of th£ cement works anf'sometimes swinging^ close enough Co glimpse the.^hotels af.Lucfiya, For f*o" hours I had sat on the flying bridge, swinging like an Inverted pendulum in the swell, watching the mullet bait skipping erratically across' the sea. An outrigger bait lunged suddenly and the* aluminum pole dipped. Seven* men who had been sitting ftutfetly, hilled by the sun and the pitch and roll of the boat and the cans of cold beer, were instantly alert. There was a scramble to clear away the other lines. The eighth Wan. a short dark Bahamian with the stub of a cigar in his teeth, moved more slowly. "Kelp," he said, ,, We sat back down and breathed a , little quieter—as much from disappointment as relief. ; The mate brought the fouled bolt in, hand-over-hand, and cleaned It and threw it back, testing the line with his cal- loused fingers. A dark bulge of water rose behind the teaser— a large Japanese feather snubbed short from the stern, this time the mate moved more qolckl.v, snatching the noisy lure from the mouth of the The bfg fish fell back in the wake. I guessed that my bait would fi% right past the heavy bill of the fish. Uncharacteristically, the marllrt hit the mullet solidly.' * there was none of the classic slash with the bill and then the second strike. He took it and he felt the hook and he was gone in a straight racehorse charge. It was too sudden. "Give him line, mon!" The mate was screaming and the skipper had spun (he wheel and the 40-foot boat came about h cavil y against the shoulder of the wave. That was all it look. That one extra strain on the 60- pound-test monofilament line. and the big billfish was gone. He came to the surface one last time as if flexing his entire body to make sure there no longer was any alien pressure. F rom By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEA Sports Editor GRENOBLE, France— ( N E A')—Avery' Brundage, major d o m 6 on the International Olympic Committee, spluttered to a friend the other morning t hat it!s time to abolish the Winter Olympics. Avery is incensed o v e r the subject of crass commercialism. . "Why," he fumed, "do you realize when a manufacturer gives Jean-Claude Killy a pair of skis, Killy v doesn't keep them. He givesithem back to the manufacturer,'who sells them,'' 1 '-.'•- ' ..-.' ; To the rosy world of Brundage, it never occurs that Killy couldn't possibly wear the thousands ' of skis that carry his endorsem en t: "Killy wears these skis." If you want to see Killy— that is, you and every French mother this side of Paris—the ritual is first to see his agent, who will decide how much you can make it worth for Jean- Claude. Now if Jean-Claude could work.it into his schedule, at 25 francs a.head say (about $5), it would be a most profitable Olympics. There are more than 2,500 gentlemen (and a few, .well-turned-out gentlewomen/ of the press living communally here for a fortnight. In the publicized, brouhaha over brand names ion skis, which threatened to cancel the Alpine ,,e v e n t s from the Olympic program, Brundage feels the manufacturers double-crossed him by forgetting to leave their brand names off the skis. This caused M. Henri Bonnet, coach of the French team, to pose an interesting thought. Why stop at commercializing the skis? The slick, skin-tight racing costumes are supplied by manufacturers, too, for publicizing them. Ergo, there is one possible solution—nude skiers on barrel staves. Leave it to a Frenchman. The Russians, however, don't mind hiding the brands. Their hockey team, which could easily qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, uses equipment "made in Canada" —right down to the hockey sticks. The figure skating, with the swirling grace that makes it only second to Alpine skiing as an Olympic attraction, is really an audition for a career in the Ice C a p a d e s. Miss Peggy Fleming, who is 19 years old, has been more sheltered than an heiress to the throne. John Shoemaker, manager of the skating team, decreed that Peggy must not be disturbed by p r y i n g questions until the end of the competition—and that m e an t you mustn't talk to her mother or coach, either. Any questions the gentlemen of the press to Pq?e,J]9<| to be written out and limited to three. . Not even Vince Lombard! was that restrictive. > : Shoemaker relented when Dick Buttons, the old Olympic figure skating champ, wanted her for a televised interview. To the fact he might be discriminating, Shoemaker explained, "Ah, but she's an old friend of Dick Buttons." Which brings us to television in this moneyed world. For $2 million, the American Broadcasting Company is staging its own third TV Olympiad. The control room at the Malherbe Press Center is the best place to watch the Games. The only thing ABC hasn't controlled is the weather, And Roone Arledge, le president de sport, might put technicians on that, (The American press corps numbers 125; ABC has 250.) It's virtually impossible to see an athlete at the Olympic villages spread out over 62 miles of mountains. You might bus 35 kilometres to Autrans to chase down a biathlon (combination skiing and shooting) man who should welcome the sound of human footsteps, but you take your chances. The biggest competition of the Olympic Games is not who finishes first in the downhill at Chambrousse but who among the 2,500 gentlemen of the press will be the lucky ones to get a badge for the finish line. That entitles him to stand there and see nothing but the last 100 yards of the course. He could say, though, he saw Jean-Claude Kiily in the flesh. Without paying. says. -But I don't hold grudges. I just want to play." Tart says he has no intention of hooking up with the NBA. though he thinks he coulci play for most of its learns. "I'm satisfied with the ABA and I think a couple more All- Star games like our first one will help our prestige. You have to become establishc.l before you can get an abundance of good publicity." He's found out already ihaUt in the ABA. as in any oUipr basketball competition, tin- fans anticipate Herculean performances iron) leading scorers. •'They expect me to hit od or -iO points every ni»ht," i:e says. And the AB.Ys leadin- scorer aims to please

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