Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 6, 1968 · Page 3
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 6, 1968
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w ftope Star SPORTS Hope Track Season Is Promising By RALPH ROUfON Star Sporlswriter It was a most enjoyable basketball season, but its close brings the "spring" sports back to the scene for 1968. At the top of the athletic picture Is the HHS track squad, who are now in the midst of preparing for their most promising season yet. Many outstanding performers return from last year's 4lh place finishers in Region 4-AA meet, but a strong point will surely be the quality of the sophmores, who formed the nucleus of a top-flight junior high squad last year. Senior Buzz Andrews returns for his last chance at lowering his hurdle marks, which already have rewritten the school record books. Thedefending4-AAcham- pion in both the 120 highs and the 180 lows, Buzz could easily approach some more lucrative standards this spring. However, his publicity is likely to be matched by soph John Spraggins, who is set for his first year of high school competition after setting a state record in the Jun- Ion 440 as a freshman. Alan Phillips should be among the state's best In the 880, and his speed will also help on the longer relays. These few are the more proven, but coach Ronnie Higgins should have no problems In finding spots for a good crew of runners. The thinclads should not be as strong In the field events, but that speculation could be shelved " if the strongmen have good years. Their best event should be the shot put, with junior Carroll Beck and soph Jimmy Alford. Both will challenge thedistrict'sbest, and both even have next year to look forward to. Along with track, the Hope High golf team has begun working out for the '68 season, and the linksters should Improve from last year's squad, which placed fourth in the conference. 4-AA champion Magnolia should be tough again this year, and they will have the home course advantage for the district champ" ionships. This sport will be tough to report, though, since this writer is among the returning lettermen from last year's golfers. Also back are senior Terry Hairr and junior Danny Reyenga, and a crop of freshmen will be relied upon for help. The season begins in about three weeks, and will include competition from Class AAA, 4-AA, and defending state Class A champ Fordyce. Jexarkana Pulls Upset in AA Meet LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Fort Smith Northside kept merrily on its winning way defeating Jacksonville 54-26, while Texarkana upset highly ranked North Little Rock 65-58 in the state Class AA high school basketball tournament here Tuesday. In Class AA action, Searcy withstood a third period come' back in downing Valley Springs 58-51, and defending champion Harrison squeaked past Russellville 55-50. Fort Smith Southside took a 9-1 early lead and was never challenged in its 51-44 victory over Little Rock Hall in earlier Class AAA play and Marianna Futrell downed Camden Fair« view 63-55 by scoring 10 points in overtime, Texarkana took a slim margin midway of the first period behind the 85-point shooting of Tom McAlaer to lead North Ljttle Rock 89'34 at halMme and pulled away for good in th« third quarter, Mock** National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday's Result Montreal 6, Los Angeles 2 Wednesday's Games Montreal at Oakland Philadelphia at Toronto Detroit at New York Boston at Chicago Pittsburgh at St, Louis Unruffled by Soviet Threat CHICAGO (AP) -•' Russia's newest Implied threat of board- Ing the Olympic boycott bandwagon If South Africa competes in the October Games at Mexico City has failed to ruffle 80-year- old Avery Brundage, The Soviet Union demanded Tuesday that the International Olympic Committee reverse Its stand and bar South Africa. The Central Council of Soviet sports clubs and organizations said in a statement at Moscow that the decision in Grenoble to readmit South Africa Is a challenge to public opinion and is Pairings in NCAA Meet Are All Set By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer It will be Columbia vs, Lft« Salie at College Park, Md,, and East Tennessee vs, Florida State at Kent, Ohio, in the first round of the NCAA national collegiate basketball championship tournament on Saturday. Columbia, eighth-ranked nationally, gained its NCAA berth by whipping Princeton 92*74 In the playoff Tuesday night for the Ivy League title, East Tennessee landed Its spot by downing Murray State 79*75 in the playoff for the Ohio Valley Conference crown, Kansas of the Big Eight be' came the 14th team named to the other major postseason tour* ney, New York's National Invi* tallon. Two more teams still are to be selected to fill the NIT field. The remaining two berths in the 23-team NCAA field will go to the winners this week of the Atlantic Coast Conference tour* ney and the West Coast Athletic Conference. The unbeaten St. Bonaventure Brown Indians from Clean, N.Y., third-ranked nationally in The Associated Press poll to Houston and UCLA, just barely made it 24 in a row, including 22-0 this season. They had to go made it 24 in a row, including "fraught with serious conse» 22-0 this season. They had to go quences for the very Olympic overtime for a 70-69 squeaker movement and pUces in Jeop- over Fairfield at New Haven, ardy the 19th Olympic Games." Conn. Brundage, IOC president, as- The Bonnies, named for the sorted, "I have nothing to add NCAA tourney two weeks ago, to what 1 have said before." were paced by Bob Unier, a 6- Last week, concerned Olympic officials from Mexico City met with Brundage in Chicago. After the meeting Brundage announced that a special meeting of the IOC's nine-man executive board would be called. South Africa was suspended before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics for its policy of apartheid or race separation. It was reinstated last month in a secret vote of the IOC after assurance it would field a mixed team with mixed managers at Mexico City. South Africa's readmlttance foot-11 sophomore, who scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds In addition to three vital assists in the extra period. The aroused Stags missed forcing a second overtime when Billy Jones, who scored 21 points, missed a free throw with two seconds left. Columbia, paced by soph Jim McMlllian's 37 points, exploded early in the second half to drub Princeton on St. John's neutral court in New York. •••lutball Pto Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Tuesday's Results Bdsfon 113, Hew York 91 PWIa'phia 154, San Btetfo 103 Baltimore 126, Seattle 121 St. Louis 134, San Pran. 117 Detroit 121, Chicago IIS today's Games New York at Boston St. Louis at Los Angeles San Diego at Detroit Philadelphia at Cincinnati Thursday's Games Boston at Chicago Los Angeles at San Diego Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati at Cleveland St. Louis vs, Seattle at Port' land, Ore, ABA Tuesday's Results Pittsburgh 123, Anaheim 110 Dallas 135, Oakland 117 New Jersey 110, New Orleans 105 Today's Game Minnesota at Denver Thursday's Games Minnesota at Anaheim Pittsburgh at Oakland Indiana at Houston Arkansas Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College NAIA Tournament at 'Batesvtlle Arkansas College 69, Henderson 55 High School State Tournaments At Little Rock Class AAA Fort Smith Northside 54, Jacksonville 26 Texarkana 65, North Little Rock 58 Fort Smith Southslde 51, Littie Rock Hall 44 Class AA Searcy 58, Valley Springs 51 Harrison 55, Russellville 50 Marianna Futrel 63, Camden Fairview 55 French Star May Lose His Medals Son nUfrnatlyi" This meant Kltly wotitdt* able to face lit the events Count* Ing fof the World* Cup, races Its the United states. Mike Kretzer paced East Tennessee over Murray State brought a boycott of the Games with 21 points in the OVC play- by 32 black African nations and off on Eastern Kentucky's neu- seven other countries and the tral court in Richmond, Ky. It veiled threat from the Soviet Union. A Russian walkout undo ubte'dly would be followed by the east bloc countries. Time Is Just Running Out tor Celtics By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Time is running out for the Boston Celtics and nobody knows when Sam Jones will be back. Boston beat New York 113-91 in a National Basketball Association game Tuesday night, but Philadelphia's 134403 victory over San Piego cut the 76ers' magic number for clinching the Eastern Pivision title to six. Jones has missed eight games with a severe virus and the Celtics have missed his scoring touch. "I don't know when Sam will be back," said Player-Coach Bill Russell. "He's real weak. For a while they thought he had mononucleosis. I'm concerned that when he does come back he may not play well." In other NBA action Tuesday night, Petroit edged Chicago 121-119, St. Louis trimmed San Francisco 134-117 and Baltimore topped Seattle 126-121. In the American Basketball Association, New Jersey beat Indiana 121-111, Kentucky dropped New Orleans, 110.10% Pallas crushed Oakland 135.117 and Pittsburgh topped Anaheim 123410, John Havlicek, dropping Ms customary sixth-man role and starting in Jones' absence, led the Boston scorers with 29 points, The Celtics took a 5M4 balttiroe lead and the cold* shooting Knicks couldn't catch up, Pick Barnett's 80 points Jed New York, Wilt Chamberlain with 31 was the first OVC championship for. the Buccaneers. ,, ,•, •. Fordham and Villanova, each NIT-bound, scored easy victories. Fordham whipped Colgate 91-67 and the Wildcats took Seton Hall 80-66. Indiana defeated Wisconsin 93-85, Purdue whipped Michigan State 93-75, Providence vanquished Brown 80-66, Xavier of Ohio edged Cincinnati 72-71, North Texas took Memphis State in overtime 63-62 and Niagara upended Canislus 96-84. Calvin Murphy, Niagara's hot-shooting soph, the No. 2 scorer in the nation, got 41 points in his last game of the season. That gave him 916 for the year. Henderson Is Upset in Playoffs BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas College forced Henderson Into a rubber game by handing the Reddles a 69-55 defeat In the second game of a three-game playoff that will determine which teams represents Pistrict 17 in the national NAIA tournament at Kansas City, Henderson appeared to be on the way* to a duplication of their Monday night, but the Highlanders took over in the second quarter and ran away with the game in the final period, Arkansas College's Jim Haney scored 21 points, while Larry Pucksworth hit 14 for fonder- will be played SOLUNAR TABLES he schedule p{ Solunar Periods, as printed below, hat taken from Ricnird AWen Knight's SOl-UNAR TABLES Plan your dayi m that yoy will be fishing in good territpry or Hunting in food P9V$r during these times, if you wish te fjn4 ^ &st spgrt th«t etch day has to offer, rtio Major Period! in shewn in boWfsce type. ThfW begin PI Uif times itawfl im) last for an hour and $ half or two hours thgrtifUr- Th* Minor Periods, sJwwn in regular typf , gre of imtwlut shorter deration. Vtt Otilrtl iMwiirt Tint- fti»i«r i M I'll KII m. points led the 76er§ closer to their third straight Eastern Pi» vision title, wut also had 21 re. bounds and i§ assists, Toby Kinibail had 22 (or Sao Plego, Pave Ping scored 16 points In the last It minutes to bring the Pistons to their slim victory within 9m point of " Cincinnati in ttie Eastern slon, Ping finished with 2,5 Bob Boojer Jed the Pulls 30, st. tpuls' victory over Francisco reojuced Us number of clinching the West* ern Pivision title to few* Tbj Hawks, in whipping the W»r* riors tor the seventh time to fight outtofs, pulled. $w»y with a 47*poiBt tblrd period alter lewJiBf at bJlJtinie §9»52, Pon Qh| trigger^ the St. attack with 28 Baseball Pay Goes Into the Record Frank Howard may get a-lot * of surprises before the 1968 ^ baseball season ends, but none > Is likely to be more astonishing * than seeing his salary dispute ^ with the Washington Senators i end up In the Congressional " Record. . ; 4 The,big left.fielder signed for . about $47,500 early this week " after a holdout and Tuesday { John P. Saylor of Pennsylvania , rose on the floor of the House of * Representatives to take note of { the negotiations "for possible . future reference." * Saylor was talking about < statements made by George Selkirk, the Senators' general man- < ager. { Selkirk was reported as saying, "It might be pleasant to see 4 someone out there in left who 4 can throw, run and field," Saylor replied, "In view of ' management's enviable position < whereby a player, bound by the reserve clause, cannot contract * with more than one professional < baseball club, it is unfortunate that he should be subjected to ' Insults when he seeks to bargain for a salary raise." Saylor continued that Howard "may not be worth what he is asking, or even what he has been offered, but whether a ball club's exclusive seigniory carries with it the right to public castigation of its vassals is open to a question of ethics." The message is not likely to be lost on other general managers, but, in at least one case, it is probably unnecessary, Baltimore Personnel Plrector Harry Palton could certainly have lit- tie derogatory to say about Frank Robinson's throwing, running or fielding, Robinson and the Orioles still were some $15,000 apart Tuesday, the 1966 batting champion asking for $125,000, "We did not up our offer and Frank did not come down," Pal* said, "I repeated I felt we ate offer and told him I felt it was time he signed and got to work," Another major holdout, Jim Maloney of Cincinnati, was no closer than Robinson to signing Tuesday. Instead, said the pitcher, he was going home to Fresno, Calif., hinting darkly that he hoped the Recjs would trade him. Genera} Manager Pob How^ sam sal4 the next move was up to Maloney. Howsam is also still tryjnf to get his star outfielder, Yacja/ Pinson, to sign a contract. The Reds did sip two of their holdouts, though, as outfielder Pete Rose and reserve infielder Chlcp Ruj? agreed to terms. The Pittsburgh Pirates signed up their last player when %tty Ajpu arrived }n camp from the Pominicau Republic where he he had trouble getting a pitcher Bob Humphreys also signed with the Senators Tuesday. POUND RBX5E, H.V. — jean<Claude Kllly, triple gold medal winner In the recent Win* ter Olympic" Games, has been given until Friday to show cause why he should not be sus* pended by the International Skiing Federation (PIS). Kllly, a Frenchman who wort his gold medals 1ft the Alpine skiing events at the Grenoble Games, denied in Saint detvals, France, on Tuesday that he had received money for exclusive photos in a Paris magazine* Bjoern Cjellstroem, chairman of the PIS eligibility committee, said in Pound Ridge that if KUly can prove his claim he will be cleared of any taint on his amateur record. "F1S has given him until next Friday to show cause why he should not be suspended," Cjellslroem said. "Disqualification would mean loss of his tl« ties. As for his Olympic medals, that would be up to the International Olympic Committee." Maurice Martel., president of the French Ski Federation, said in Saint Gervflis, France, that Kllly "Informed me that he Is sending me a letter officially declaring on his honor that he had never received any money for the exclusivity accorded the magazine Paris-Match." "I have also contacted executives of Paris-Match who certified to rne that the magazine had never paid any sum to Killy," Martel added. Martel had been asked by Marc Hodler of Switzerland, president of the FIS, togetKll- ly's version. "I consider," Martel said, "that after the conversation that I have had with Hodler, Jean-Claude Killy Is going to be able to continue to race and should be able to finish his sea- Kings Split With ^nation Hockey Jtams Boxing Is Changing Its Image lenge f, t§88 oV r ^W Batnim, tftt tot fljftW He said ttte tfibeatan P filler, winner of 20 tl&M tfselfltfifif 18 Knocfcbuts, would have to fit it least equal terms with the WBA ,. „ . ., Harry Martsoli antf Teddy Brenner, who head ln€ Safden's boxing team, said they have LOS ANGELES (AP) > Los Angeles Rings have spent eight games In their freshman season showing they can to most diplomatic in bettering Canadian»Anwleaft relations! the Kings, In dropping a 6-2 National Hockey League decision to Montreal Tuesday night, split their season down the mid* die against the northern neighbors' two teams, the Canadlens and the Toronton Maple Leafs* Th Montreal victory, in the only NHL game Tuesday, enabled the Canadlens to widen their lead in the East Division to five points over the New York Rangers. Los Angeles, In losing, also lost' a chance to move past the Minnesota North Stars into second place in the West, The Kings remain four points behind the West Division-leading Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles gave the Canadi- ens a taste of hockey, Southern California style, by beating them 4-2 and 3-2 in their first two meetings this season. Then Montreal found the secret formula and pounded Loe Angeles 5-1 and 6-2. They showed the 14,450 fans at the Forum why to get to a hockey game on time. With just 41 seconds gone, Ralph Backstrom put the puck past Kings goalie Wayne Rutledge. Montreal opened a 2-0 lead 33 seconds later when Jean Beliveau notched his 26th goal of the season. At 6:41 Bobby Rousseau gave Montreal its third tally. Montreal outshot the Kings 15-7 in the first period. The teams broke even in fisticuffs in the period. By MURRAY ROSE . Associated Press Sports Writer sltfed HgM NEW YORK (AP) - Boxing pion Dick Tlgef bubbled with revived spirit to* the knockout ®^™f Jft the day and looked ahead to a ser* Washington, for a title tout in lop The highly successful twin U* tie show in the new Madison Square Garden Monday night, in which Joe Fralzer stopped Buster Mathis and Nino Benven- utl edged Emlle Griffith, may have touched off a fresh boom in the often kicked around sport. Casslus Clay said boxing would die when he left* Well, the corpse had a lively time Mon* day night when 18,096 fans paid from $10 to $100 in Contributing to a record Indoor gate of $638,503. Frazler collected$I75,OOOand New York, Massachussetts, Maine and Illinois recognition as heavyweight, champion while stopping Mathls with one short, . -, Jolting left hook to the temple in Saturday in youth league bas- make a I>atfefs0fi4ttrkmin fight for May 6 and a bout be« tween Griffith and Italy's Saj. dro Mazzinghl, the former wo$d Junior middleweight champloli, for either May or June, U Standings Change With Upsets An old basketball adage s4ys that if you give ten boys one basketball, anything can happen. It was proved true agiin ketball at Jones Field Houde. The week before, the Greens lost to the wlnless Reds, This week the undefeated Whites fell to the Greens. The Blues who Quarry-Jimmy Ellis looked like the team to beat the Boxing Association title first week of play, lost their the llth round. The Philadelphia slugger's manager, Yancey Durham, talked about possible lucrative matches with the winner of the Jerry World fight April 27, and with Floyd third straight. Patterson, Boone Klrman of This week they will get the Seattle, Wash., Manuel Ramos chance to become giant killers of Mexico and Argentine Eduar- also as they tangle with the first do Corlettl. Place Whites in the second game Benvenuti, back at the top as Saturday, middleweight champion, may take on Don Fullmer of West At 9:00 the Reds and Greens Jordan, Utah, Luis Rodriguez of square off to break their tie Miami, Fla., or Gypsy Harris of for second place. Philadelphia, in his next title STANDINGS fight. W Both managers said they whites 3 would take their time before Greens 2 signing for the next match. 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