Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 13, 1968 · Page 3
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Hope M Star SPORTS Buckeyes Hang on, Win a Bid By HERSCHEL NtSSENSON Associated Press Sports Writer Ohio State didn't have any worries for about a week but those last 22 seconds Tuesday night almost gave Coach Fred Taylor enough ulcers to last a lifetime. The Buckeyes hung on, how* ever, after blowing most of a 12»polnt lead and won their play* off game from Iowa 85*81, giving them the 23rd and last berth In the NCAA tournament as the Big Ten representative. The teams had finished the regular season tied for the conference lead. "Ohio State is in a great position. They haven't had any worries for a week," was the way Iowa's Ralph Miller put it before the contest on the neutral Purdue court, the first Big Ten playoff since 1908. The worrying began in earnest when Iowa charged to within two points with 22 seconds remaining. But State recovered on free throws by Denny Meadors, Bill Hosket and Jody Finney and won the right to meet East Tennessee in the NCAA Mideast regionals Friday night at Lexington, Ky. Taylor said his team had practiced only three times in the past week while Iowa was wasting a chance to win the title outright. "We just weren't very sharp," he said, blaming the lack of practice. All five starters scored in double figures, though, with Hosket netting 24 points and Steve Howell 22. Iowa's Sam Williams led all scorers with 29. That was the only major college game Tuesday night but plenty more are on tap later this week. The National Invitation Tournament gets under way in New York on Thursday and; 16 more teams swing into action Friday In"'"the NCAA's four regional pairings. The eight-team NCAA college division tourney opens today at Evansville, Ind., with Kentucky Wesleyan, the nation's second- ranked small college team, favored. The Panthers, 25-3, play American International, 21-4, in "the opening round. In other games, Cheyney, Pa., th§ summer in Snug-Duds Wherever yp» gp, look cool in the jrim ones. The slim ones called Haggir Snug-Puds- Hsgpr has a lotgpingfprypy.The press is SP permanent it's sajff 4 Fprevsr Prssi- Thai means m irpninf ever. Tliey'rg pfwuflfed and rf ad,y K> wear- In ih? FROM $9,00 State, 22*6, faces Ashland, Ohio, 22*5; Indiana State, 21*7, meets Nevada Southern, 22*6, and Ev* ansvllie, 20*7, plays trinity of Texas, 2l»6, Eight games were playsd Tuesday on the second day of the •32-i.sAin NAiA tournament at Kansas City and there were plenty of surprises* Top*s§6ded Guilford, N,C,, lost toOshkosh, Wis., State 80-78 and second' seeded Stephen F, Austin of Texas were eliminated by East* ern Michigan 82*80, The other results} Northeae* tern Oklahoma 89, Athens, Ala. 72; Hanover, tad, 107, Southern Oregon 59; Central Washington 95, Albuquerque 72; Central, Ohio, State 81, Mllllkln, 111. 64; Dickinson, N.D. 76, Washburn, Kan. 71 and Eastern Montana 83, Wayne, Neb, 70. Basketball Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Tuesday's Results Philadelphia 139, Chicago 115 New York 107, Baltimore 104 Detroit 139, Seattle 123 Boston 124, San aFran. 121, OT St. Louis vs. Cincinnati at Cleveland, ppd., snow Today's Games Seattle at Cincinnati New York at Philadelphia San Francisco at Los Angeles Boston at San Diego Chicago at Baltimore Thursday's Games St. Louis vs. Cincinnati at Cleveland ABA Tuesday's Results Denver 112, Oakland 92 New Jersey 126, Pittsb'gh 112 Dallas 122, Minnesota 107 Kentucky 130, Houston 109 Today's Games Denver at New Jersey Minnesota at Indiana Thursday's Games New Orleans at Dallas Farr Shares Crown for Interceptions NEW YORK (AP) - Miller Farr, whose defensive play was a major part of the reason Houston won the Eastern Division title, shared the 1967 pass interception crown with Tom Janik of Buffalo and Dick West, moreland of Miami, final American Football League statistics showed today. Each of the trio intercepted 10 passes, the same number grabbed in 1966 by co-champions Johnny Robinson and Bobby Hunt of Kansas City. The league record is 12. Farr, however, returned his interceptions more yardage than the other two, averaging 26.4 yards on his total of 264. Janik ran back his catches 222 yards and Westmoreland 127. Farr turned three of his interceptions into touchdowns, tying the league record. Janik scored twice and Westmoreland once. Boros Has His Eyes Set on Citrus Open By RON SPEER Associated Press Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Julius Boros calls himself "a depression baby" but the ami- tious 48'year-old defending champion has his sights set much higher than another victory in the Orlando Citrus Open Golf Tournament, "I'd like to win the Masters," the easy swinging J967 Orlando champion saw, "and do well in all the major summer tourna* ments," Boros, who starts defense of his title Thursday when the 1968 tournament gets under way, said on the eye of the meet that he considers this fight just another battle in the pro tour's golf war. However, Boros would be hap? py to pocket the winner's share of the $U5,ooo the leaders will split Sunday when the 72'hole Orlando tournament comes to a close on the flat but difficult R|o Paina course, Boros has not been a standout this year. Last week he foiled, to qualify for the final 36 holes of the Doral Open won by Gardner Dickinson, "I had the flu anjj J still hive it," Boros sajd, a^er a casual workout. "But I faaye never felt better about my chances." That makes' Wra p optimist because the §p«th 4Jrjcan member of golf's Pig Three ** C&ry Player - j s sorting h|s J968 y.§. tour at Orlando again. Leo Ready But Cubs Aren't You can start the baseball season anytime now, LeoDuro* cher is ready, the athletes struggle each spring getting theif arms and legs In shape for (he summer grind. But Leo has It easier, He needs to worry only about his lip. Durocher's lip, Jaw and other vocal equipment was In top form Tuesday and they earned him an early exit as his Chicago Cubs absorbed a 12-2 pounding from the San Francisco Giants in an exhibition game at Scottsdale, Ariz. In other games, the New York Mets edged Los Angeles 5-4, Minnesota tripped the New York Yankees 8-5, the Chicago White Sox ripped Boston 10-5, Pittsburgh routed Detroit 14-5, and Philadelphia blanked St. Louis 9-0 In a game halted by rain after five innings. Also Cincinnati nipped Houston 8-7, Washington dropped At* lanta 7-2, Oakland nipped Baltimore 6-5 and California shaded Cleveland 4-3. Durocher took on Umpire Mel Stelner in the bottom of the fourth Inning after the Giants had embarrassed 20-game winner Ferguson Jenkins with six straight hits and five runs in the top half of the inning. The battle started over a spitball warning to Jenkins early In the inning which rubbed Durocher the wrong way. After the argument, three baseballs were thrown onto the field from the Cubs' dugout — two in Stelner's direction and the third striking a photographer on the field. The Giants collected 21 hits, 19 of them singles, against five Cub pitchers. The Mets got only two hits against Los Angeles, but three errors, two of them by new shortstop Zoilo Versalies, beat the Dodgers. New York got both hits — a single by Al Ewls and a triple by Cleon Jones — In the third inning when errors by Ver- salies and Jim Lefebvre helped build four runs. Pitcher Jim Grant, victim of the big inning, had homered for the Dodgers in the top half of the inning. ,• Ron Clark's;bases-loaded double in the seventh Inning (Hrl (Ml) STMi ffimll l)r Bltitt riffcf • itfit Niftfet eat* Eti« sy fHfi AssoetAfea WALPOLE, M.1SS, Be Paula, 165, Jersey City, JUt, stopped Willie Jehfi§6ft, I60, Pit* efson, fUi» 5, SACRAMENTO, Caitf, - pfge "Pfetehef" Lewis, 179, §afifa» ffiento, outfroifited Haftk Glsey, 189, San Francisco, IO, LAS VfiQAS, N§V» Gonzales, 131, Us Vegas, pointed ten Kesey, 132, gene, Ofe», 10, Jackson's Only Goal Was Best 8y RON KAPOPOftT Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The first weekend Phil Jackson was in New York somebody pulled a knife on him in the subway, The Baltimore Bullets couldn't have been more surprised Tuesday night if he had pulled one on them. As it was, Jackson about slashed the Bui* lets National Basketball Association playoff hopes to ribbons. Through 47 minutes and 20 seconds of the New York Knicks' 107-104 victory, Jackson was just another cog in the ma* chine, thrown into the line-up at odd moments for defensive purposes. But after the Knicks had .fought back from an 11-point deficit with just over five minutes left in the game to a 104-104 tie with 1:34 left, Jackson popped up all over the place. With 40 seconds left, he threw in a free throw, giving the Knicks a 105-104 lead. On the Baltimore throw-in, Jackson threw himself In front of Baltimore's Kevin Loughery and stole the ball. Moments later, Jackson took a pass in the corner, dribbled over to the basket and scored his only field goal of the game for the final points of the contest. In other NBA action, Detroit beat Seattle 139-123. Philadelphia swamped Chicago 139-115 and Boston edged San Francisco 124-121 in overtime. The St. Louis-Chicago game scheduled for Cleveland was postponed when the Hawks were snowed in at home. In the American Basketball Association, New Jersey topped Pittsburgh 126-112, Dallas beat Minnesota 122-107, Kentucky and brought Minnesota from behind and helped the Twins beat the crushed Houston 130-109 Yankees. Joe Pepitone homered Denver took Oakland 112-92. for New York and rookie Pat The Pistons' victory, their Kelly connected for Minnesota, g^th straight, gave them a.l l /2 The White Sox battered Bos- ga me i ea d over fifth-place Cinton pitchers for 18 hits as catch- c innati and left them in good er Dick Booker drove in four shape to clinch the final division runs and Rocky Colavito playoff spot. Eddie Miles led smashed Chicago's first spring Detroit scorers with 39 points, home run. George Scott tagged Tom Kron had 24 for Seattle, a pair and Gene Oliver had one The 76ers exploded for 43 points j n the third period in bur- yjng the Bulls. Hal Greer had 30 points for Philadelphia while Jim Washington had 29 for Chicago. Boston missed nine of 15 free throws in overtime but managed to outlast San Francisco as three Warrior players fouled out in the extra period. The Celtics jumped off to a three-point lead for the Red Sox. Pittsburgh rushed 11 runs across against Detroit's Pat Dobson and Joe Sparma in the third inning and coasted past the Pirates. Al Me Bean, who pitched three hitless innings, drove in two runs with a single in the big inning. Don Lock had three hits including a three-run homer and Chris Short hurled four scoreless innings as the Phillies battered the Cardinals. Two Houston errors and Alex Johnson's bases-loaded double helped Cincinnati to four ninth inning runs that beat the Astros. Lee Bales' error opened the gates for the Reds. Three singles, a passed ball and an error gave Washington five fifth inning runs and the Senators rapped Atlanta, Singles by Frank Coggins and Eld Brinkman drove in two runs and shortstop Angel Hermoso's error allowed two more, Bert Campaneris, Danny Cater and Sal Bando all homered for Oakland but it took Uthin* ning doubles by Rick Monday and Jim Pagliaroni tobeatBai* timore, Andy Etchbarren, Don Buford and Boog Powell honv ered for the Orioles, California withstood late pinch homers by Willie Smith and, Leon Wagner tp beat Cleveland, in the overtime and never were headed after regulation time ended Ill-all, Free throws by Bailey Howell and John Havlicek in the final 10 seconds settled the issue for Boston, Howell collected 30 points and Havlicek contributed 28, Jeff Mullins was high for San Francisco with 28, Keep Hand Away From the Mouth By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla, (AP) - The pitchers still nave to keep their hands out of their mouths but baseball has decided to be a uttle more lenient with them for awhile if they forget the rule, Commissioner Wjjjjgm D* EeKert announced Tuesday that has SOLUNAR TABLES •y Richard Aldtn Knight Hit* schedule pf Splunar Periods, a s printed Uken from Richard A Wen Knight's SOLUNAR TABUES Plan your days so that you will be fishing in gooij territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if yo« wish te rin<| toe tesj sport that each day his to pffer. Hu> Major Periods §r§ shswn in boldface type- Tnesf begin pi (he times slwwn and last for in hoyr and a half or two hpurs thereafter The Minor Periods, shown in regular type, are pi somewhat shorter duration. Use &BtriJ Time. f, Mirth tl ,\m Five Home Track Meets Scheduled By RALPH ROUfON : OARDNEU DICKINSON , who arc trusted by the circuit newcomers. neophytes. Some oldsters, though, seek to Losing Was Hot So Bad tor pate Mar, 13 H 15 16 \1 Pay Wednesday Thursday Friday Minor 4:40 5:50 7:10 8:85 9:45 M4JPR 10:?Q 11:15 11:55 m Minor MAJ9B 5:45 10:45 645 *> 6:35 m 7:05 Ifc45 7:30 1:30 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winning would have been nicer but losing wasn't so bad for the Pittsburgh Pipers. The Pipers dropped a 126-11E decision to the New Jersey Americans Tuesday night but still clinched at least a tie for the American Basketball Association ' s Eastern Division crown when second-place Minnesota lost to Dallas 122-107. In other games, Kentucky whipped Houston 130-109 and Denver downed Oakland 112-92, In the National Basketball Association, Philadelphia ripped Chicago 139-115, New York trimmed Baltimore"107-104, Detroit dropped Seattle 139-123 and Boston- outlasted San Francisco 124-121 In overtime. The game between St. Louis and Cincinnati at Cleveland was postponed by snow. Despite the loss to New Jersey, Pittsburgh kept its three- game lead over Minnesota, Both teams have three games remaining. Hank Whitney and Bob Lloyd led the Americans' attack with season-highs of 34 and 24 points, respectively. Connie Hawkins had 34 points and Charlie Williams 28 for Pittsburgh. The victory kept New Jersey l'/2 games in front of Kentucky in the battle for fourth place and a playoff berth in the East. The Colonels won their 12th in the last 13 home games, beating Houston. Louie Dampier's 31 points led Kentucky and Willie Somerset had 32 for Houston, Charles Bcasley threw in 30 points and Cincy Powell added 28 as Dallas beat Minnesota and assured Pittsburgh of at least a tie for Eastern honors. Les Hunter's 26 points led the Mus« kies. Denver, in beating Oakland, moved to within two games of New Orleans, the Western Division pace-setter, A pair of jump shots by Willie Murrell halfway through the third period triggered the Rockets, Murrell shared scoring laurels with teammnte Wayne Hightower, each connecting for 26 points, He hit for 18 points in the first half and was instru. mental in the Rockets' s«rge af» ter the intermission as they built their lead to 23 points, pitchers will no longer be ejected from the game after two vio* J«t|ons of the flew spUbaii rule, Instead, they will be charged with an Illegal pitch, similiar to a ba}k, Tne spitball has long been an illegal pitch but violations bet came so frequent that the rules committee ejected on a crack* <jowR f Umpires were busy this spring explaining the rule which cajje4 for one warning and then expulsion from a game for a pitcher who brought his hand in contact with tjis nwiith or lips, American League umpires en* forced the rule strictly and sev* eril pitchers including Pean Chance Of Minnesota, CanUJo Piscuji of Was&infton and Don* nis Riband of Detroit, have been thrown out of exhibition games, National league umpires we re more lenient aja-i confusion developed as to how far a pitch'. W " Ba ••boll Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday's Results Philadelphia 9, St. Louis 0, 5 innings, rain Cincinnati 8, Houston 7 New York, N, 5, Los Ang'es 4 Oakland 6, Baltimore 5, 11 innings Washington 7, Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 14, Detroit 5 Chicago, A, 10, Boston 5 Minnesota 8, New York, A, 5 San Fran. 12, Chicago, N, 2 California 4, Cleveland 3 Thursday's Games Atlanta vs. New York, A, at West Palm Beach, Fla. Touston vs. Oakland at Cocoa, Fla. Los Angeles vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla. New York, N, vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla. St. Louis vs. Minnesota at St. Petersburg, Fla. v , • • Chicago, N, vs. California at Scottsdale, Ariz. San Francisco vs. Cleveland at Tucson, Ariz. Boston vs. Chicago, A, at Sarasota, Fla. Washington vs. Baltimore at Pompano Beach, Fla. Finley Offers to Take Over Oakland Seals OAKLAND (AP) - A report that the financially pressed Oakland Seals may be moved to Canada brought an offer Tuesday from Charles 0. Finley, owner of the Oakland Athletics' baseball team to purchase the National Hockey League club. Labatt Breweries of Vancouver, B.C., acknowledged Tuesday it has been talking with Seals' owners, but says the outcome is still undetermined. Tourney Play Continues at Guernsey An Independent basketball tournament continues at Guernsey school gymnasium. In play last night Perry's Truck Stop team downed Waldo Texaco 106 to 83. Wayne Loe had 29 and David Brown 20 for Perrys. West had 26 for Waldo. Hope Coaches licked Lewisville 117 to 96. Hughes made 31 and Purdy 28 for Hope and Richards 23 for Lewisville. Wednesday night's games pair Monte's against Lewisville at 6:30; Texarkana Rebels against Blevins at 7:45 and Dean Truck Stop against Coaches at 9 o'clock. Although the weather's dose*' ness to spring could only be . testified by the dates OR the &1« endar, 'nevertheless the time has come for a new sport season, and immediately the Hope High thin* CUds Jump iflto the new track season* Head track coach Ronnie Hlg» gins has lined up five home meets, , with five more also on the road. And that first home event is Just tomorrow, to be held at the HHS facility adjoining Hammons Stadium, the running events, If run according to years past, should get underway around 3*30 p.m. Already the Hope High tracks- ters have been to one meet, a sort of season kickoff at Camden last Thursday, And the locals did quite , well, placing second to 4«AA champ Crossett, The outstanding factor, though, was the final statistic, in which Hope had a very good total of 62 points. Several good performances were given, however. Buzz Andrews won his two hurdles events easily In good time, and Alan. : Phillips placed a strong second in the 880 with a strong 2:05- time. James Rowe came close to his school record in the mlle, : winning easily In 4:57. A happy surprise, but what' could have been expected, was; sophomore John Spraggtns' solid win in the 440 dash. Making his: high school debut look like mid- season, John pulled away from the field In the home stretch for a letter-perfect 52.9 quarter. You can expect plenty to be heard about him before the state championships come up in May. With things pointing towards a good spring, fans who never have before should get out to see the tracksters compete. Just as much excitement is generated as in any sport, and it is enjoyable. Admission for the home meets will be 25 cents for students and 50 cents for adults. When Yonkers to Resume Harness Races YONKERS, N. Y. (AP) Harness racing resumes tonight at Yonkers Raceway. The strike of parl-mutuel clerks, which kept the track dark for eight racing nights from the scheduled opening on March 4, was settled Tuesday night. State mediator Meyer Drucker said agreement on a new three-year contract was reached between the track management and representatives of local 32E of the Building Service Em- ployes Union, AFL-CIO to which the parl-mutuel clerks belong. Drucker said the new contract provides for a $1 a night increase during the first year, none the second and unspecified productivity bonus in 1970 based on the 1968 pari-mutuel handle, WME swarmng termites... CALL THE MAN FROM TERMINIX M the professional killer" Bruce-Terminix Co. Garland Smith PR7.4931 . The nationwide pest prevention service , It's not just a wagon • • • It's an adventure! Great for hunting, fishing, camping,exploring... eyen 9 test drive is 9 thrill in this 'Jeepster Commando' Station Wagon. 4-\yhee! drive, bucket seats are standard. Rear springs almost 5 feet long improve stability and riding comfort. 4- cylinder engine (standard) or Y-6 With the option of Turbq Hydrg-Matic* automatic transmission. 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