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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, September 12, 1963
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Zippers Will Be Lacking Experienced Performers MONMOUTH — Coach Gene Behnke, beginning his third season as head football coach at Monmouth High School, is not exactly bubbling over with optimism in anticipation of the 1963 football season. "We have a pretty good team, but we also have a rough schedule. We are tough, but out opponents should be tougher," the Monmouth mentor pointed out. Six lettermen from last year's squad, which posted a 6 - 3 mark, are listed on the 1963 roster. Seniors Dennis Nelson, Ken Anderson, Terry McGinnis, Jerry Rule, Ned Shane, and Dave Allaman, all earned monograms last fall. Of the six veterans, four—Nelson, Anderson, Rule, and Shane —were regulars in 1962. Behnke has two experienced performers in Anderson and McGinnis at the ends, while two other vets, Rule (205) and Shane (218), will go at the tackles. Beefy junior Lowell Selby (250) will also see action at tackle. Senior Gary James (180) and juniors Ron Wolf (170) and Ted Heatherly (165) will handle the guard assignments. At center will be either senior Craig Swanson (175) or Selby. Jim Watters, a 165-lb. senior, will be the starting quarterback but will receive assistance from junior Jim Romano. Nelson will pace the halfback corps and will also handle the punting for the Zippers. Other halfbacks slated for plenty of service are senior Jim Bunn and junior Mike Corgnatl. Starting at fullback will be Randy Stanton, a 190-lb. senior. Coach Benke feels that his squad will be weak at fullback and tackle. In addition, he points to lack of both experience and depth as liabilities. However, a good set of ends and an improved passing game along with an adequate defense and fairly good weight will be definite assets. Monmouth opens its season Friday night against Geneseo to continue a series which has seen some close contests in recent years. According to Behnke, the contests have been decided by six points or less for several years in succession. 1963 Schedule Sept. 13—Geneseo at Monmouth. Sept. 20—Abingdon at Abingdon. Sept. 27—Burlington at Monmouth. Oct. 4—Macomb at Macomb. Oct. 10—Fannington at Monmouth. Oct. 18—Quincy C.B. at Quincy. Oct. 25— Ft. Madison at Monmouth. Nov. 1—Jacksonville at Monmouth. Nov. 8—Mt. Pleasant at Mt. Pleasant. Union Set for '63 Season BIGGSVILLE—Nine veterans will be fighting for the Union Yankees when they open fire on rivals in the Bi-County Conference in 1963. Coach Ray (Whitey) Miller, commencing his third season at Union, can count on seven returning regulars and two more gridders who played enough to win monograms in 1962 to help out his current aggregation. Back from last year are seniors Gil Danielson, Frank Salter, and Jim Goff along with juniors Steve Hastings, Dave Jern, Keith Jones, Tommy Johnson and sophomores Jimmy Bielser and Larry Russell. All but Russell and Bielser were starters last fall. Tommy Johnson, (5-11, 150) a two-time letterwinner, will be at one end with seniors Leonard Anderson (5-11, 150) and Jerry Johnson (5-11, 180) also slated for action at the flanker posts. Senior Billy Cook (190) and juniors Randy Olson (160) and Pat Hopkins (155) look like top candidates at the tackle positions. Veterans Danielson and Salter will be backed up by sophomores Dave Robbins (140) and Ken Pearson (150) at the guard spots. The starting center will be Jack Nelson, a 150-lb. junior. Handling the quarterback duties will be Goff and Bielser, two experienced performers. Sophomore Johnny Woods and senior Lawrence McKee will take care of the brunt of the halfback chores with junior Alan Bricker running from fullback. Some excellent pass receivers will not be used as extensively as Miller would like because his quarterbacks are not exceptional throwers. Although weak in the line, Miller feels that his 40-man team will be ; strong in the backficid and experienced. In addition, Union should be "real fast," according to its coach. Sept Sept Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. News Conference Makes Debut on Illinois Scene SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Eight northern Illinois high school teams make their debut as members of a new conference—the Upstate Eight—as gridders throughout the state kick off the 1963 campaign this weekend. Backers of the new league expect it will rank with other top conferences in Illinois. Members of the new loop include Aurora East and Aurora West, formerly with the Big Eight. Other teams are Naperville, Wheaton, Elgin Central, Elgin Larkin, De Kalb and Glenbard East. Newcomers to the Big Eight are Belvidere, Rockford Guilford and Harlem of Loves Park. Most prep teams will warm up against outside foes this week and next before stepping into conference play. Ottawa places one of the state's longest winning streaks on the line Friday when it seeks victory No. 26 at the expense of La Salle-Peru. Aurora West clashes with St. Charles, Naperville takes on Downers Grove and Wheaton encounters Glenbard West. Rockford Auburn, only one of the three 1962 co-champions still in the revised Big Eight, travels to Kenosha, Wis., for its initial test. Auburn, although favored to take the Big Eight title, will be without the coach and the quarterback who guided them to the crown last year. Coach Joe Venturi has left Auburn to become head coach at Pekin. With him went his son, Rick Venturi, who led the Knights 1963 Schedule 1 ni? — jy. l ; s . trnor at VVestmcr. . 20—RMA at RMA. 4—Media at Union. 10—Stronghurst at Union. i£~X? rkwood at Union. 25—Warren at Warren. 1—Roseville at Union. Sixteen Linksters Remain In National Amateur Meet DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—Six-Course, Bill Campbell, 40, of teen golfers went into the first of two 18-hole rounds in the U.S. U.S. Amateur Golf championship today, but absent from the group was the defending champion, Labron Harris JR. Coc Loses Bob Coe Jr. of Galesburg lost out in fourth round play of the 64th U. S. Amateur Golf championship, dropping a 3 and 2 decision to Dave Stockton of San Bernardino, Calif. Harris was eliminated Wednesday by Walter Stahl of Cleveland, 2 and 1. Billy Joe Patton, another veteran of amateur international golf, was knocked out of contention by Bob Greenwood of North Texas State. In today's fifth round over the 6,896-yard par 72 Wakonda Club to a 15-2-1 record in the two sea sons at Auburn. Pekin entertains Argo of the South Suburban Conference in an opener Friday. In the rugged Southwestern Conference, favored East St. Louis tackles St. Louis University High in a nonloop encounter. Defending champion Belleville also meets a Missouri foe, Webster Groves. Centralia's Orphans open against the Salem Wildcats in a rivalry dating back to 1925. Salem, defending champion of the North Egypt Conference, defeated the Orphans, 28-25, last year and snapped a string of six straight losses to the South Seven Conference power. Huntington, W. Va., meets John Owens, 36, of Lexington, Ky. It is Campbell's 20 time in the National Amateur. John Lotz, 22, of San Jose State meets George Archer, 23, the Gilroy, Calif., cowpoke; Dr. Phillip Olson of Minneapolis plays Steve Spray, 22, of Indianolo, Iowa; 1960 king Deane Beman goes against Barry Meerdink, 23, of Muscatine, Iowa; Stahl against Southern California U.'s Davie Stockton; Ed Tutwiler of Charleston, W. Va., against NCAA champ Dick Sikes of Arkansas; two-time winner Charlie Coe against Texas U.'s Jimmy Thompson; and Ross Mitchell of Lubbock, Tex., against Dick Guardiola of Cleveland. Fight Results LIMA, Peru — Robert Davila, 201, Peru, knocked out Herb Siler, 204, Miami, Fla., 10. TRENTON, N.J.—Mel Collins, 156, Trenton, N.J., outpointed Lenny Campbell, 152%, Newark, N.J., 8. Merwyn Hill Gets Hole-ln-1 At Soangetaha It's getting to be an old story at the Soangetaha Country Club, especially for the No. 1 hole, but it was a big thing for Merwyn Hill who fired a hole in one. Hill scored his ace on Ihe 140- yard No. 1 hole while using a six iron. It was the sixth hole- in-one of the season at Soange­ taha and the fifth on the first hole. He was playing with Chuck Carman and Russell Fox. Predicts Knockout PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Carmen Tedeschi, manager of middle weight contender Hurricane Car ter, predicts a knockout Saturday when Carter meets Argentine champion Farid Salim at the Civic Arena. Tedeschi, reminded that Salim has never been knocked out, quickly remarked, "He was never in a hurricane either." Knox County Horseshoe Tourney Set The annual Knox County Horseshoe Tournament will be held at Lincoln Park Sunday with championship play starting at 1 p.m. All players must qualify Saturday night from 7 to 11 or Sunday morning from 7 to 11. Club officials urge fellow members to be at the park at 12 noon Sunday for the election of 1964 officers. Current president Harry Anderson and treasurer Ross Sornberger arc the ones to contact for qualifying. Clint Van Dusen, Knox County Champion for the past two years, will be back to defend his crown. Former titleholder Bob Gordon of Victoria will head a host of contenders out to dethrone Van Dusen. The Knox County Horseshoe Association will hold its annual banquet at Monmouth on Saturday, Sept. 21. Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, III. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1963 IJL Eleven Returning Lettermen Will Pace Warren Gridders Area Coaches Asked to Call The Register-Mail sports staff would appreciate collect calls from all area coaches reporting their respective contests on Friday night. Coaches should phone 3425161 as soon as possible after the conclusion of their contests. Bowling TWILIGHT LEAGUE Burlington Truck Lines, 12-0; Higgins Dairy. 10-2: Midwest Local No. 20B3, 10-2; Herrin & Wcstberg Building Cont.. 8-4; Mel's Red & White. 7-5; Pnrk Drive Dairy, 6-6; B'nai B'rith A, 5-7; Rotnry Club, 5-7: B'nni B'rith B, 4-8; Exchange Club, 2-10; Cosmopolitan Club, 2-10; Canada Dry Bottling Co., 1-11. High team series. Burlington Truck Lines. 2930; high team game, Burlington Truck Lines, 101!). Hl<»h individual scries, Dale Anderson, 572; high individual game, Dale Anderson, 214. NOHTHGATE LADIES LEAGUE Wong's Cafe, 8-0: Hawkinson Mfg., 7-1; First and Puckett, 7-1, Lowrcy Organ, 7-1: Frankel's, 5-.'i; Kate's Beauty Solon. 4-4; Accounting System, 4-4; Admirol, .1-5; De- Luxo Cafe, 2-6; Reseaich Hospital, 1-7; L. S. Johnson Ins., 0-8; Kresge's 0-8. High team series, Frankel's, 2587; high team game, Frankel's, 944. High individual series. Helen. Pendergast, 516: high individual game, Helen Pendergast and Flo Johnson, tie, 188. MONMOUTH — With eleven men who played regularly on last year's Bi- County Conference c h a m- pionship squad back for another year, Warren High School will he "sitting ducks" for any upset-minded foe. Well aware of this situntron is Coach Harold Davis, in his third season at Warren. And that's why he is slow to predict great things for his team this fall. However, even the cautious Davis has to perk up when he thinks of eleven returning lettermen and some promising newcomers who are part of his 39- man squad at this stage of the campaign. Seniors Steve Fillman, Ken O'Brien, Chet Hippen, Dean Whitman and Gary Way join juniors Dave Lee, Dave Hansen, Randy Rodgcrs, Jerry Nied and Tom Castell as returning lettermen. In Davis' two-platoon system last fall, all eleven of these competitors saw plenty of servrce. Hansen and Hippen will he back at the end positions with senior Dave Clark giving them assistance. Castrll U7ft) and co-captain Fillman (ia">> will go at. the tackles with senior Tom McConncll (177) ready to relieve them. Nied at 156 has one guard spot nnileri down, while juniors Dick Ryncr (147) and Chnrlle Crtim (150) along with sophomore Hon Coie (150) are battling for regular service at the other guard post. Whitman (IB0> and sophomore John Gibson 'lfifi) will share the center responsibilities. Veteran Randy Rodgers will go at quarterback with Way and co- captain O'Brien running from the halfbacks. Lee (198), a letterwin­ ner at guard last fall, has been shifted to fullback for the 1963 campafgn. Gibson and Crum are slated for regular duty on defense. Coach Davis types his team as "fundamentally sound." He points to his experienced performers and unhesitatingly calls his tackles and fullback "the best In the conference." "If we don't get caught up with injuries, we'll be okay," Davis commented. According to the Warren coach, his backs will be shifty but not real fast. He pointed to a general lack of speed and weight as detriments as Warren attempts to defend its Bi-County Conference crown in I9fi:i. 1363 Schedule Sopt. t.l-V.I.T. at W;,rren. Srpf 20- Stronghurst at Warrrn. Sept. 27 Yorkwood at Yorkwood. Oct. 4- Annawnn at Annawan. Oct. KV-Rosevtlli at Warren. Of. IB—-KMA at RMA. Oct 25 Union at Warren. Nov. I -Media at Media. Nov. ROVA at ROVA. Valley Has Flock of Vets Ready for WILCO Action FAIRVIEW — If you're rating football teams strictly on the number of seniors and returning lettermen you would probably predict a banner year for Valley High School gridders. However, Hank Bennett, in his 12th year as head coach of the WILCO Conference school, has a word of warning for enthusiastic Viking backer. "We have a number of veterans returning," Bennett said, "but so has almost every school in the conference." "This is a year when you can have a strong squad and still take your lumps," Hank a d d e d. "League balance could be the best ever." Bennett points out that Astoria is tht conference favorite with size and speed to go with experience and depth. He's also looking for strong teams from Northwestern, a perennial title threat, VIT and Cuba. But no one is feeling especially sorry for Bennett who had a turn­ out of 52 players, six of them monogram winners from last year. He lost just four from the 1962 squad and only two of last season's regulars. One thing's certain. The Vikings have only one way to go this season and that's up. They got the horsccollar last year with no victories in seven games. Senior lettcrwinners arc Ron Chatterton, Steve Effland, Larry Harris, Paul Hollistcr, Bill Ludwig, Don Mclvin, Dewey Morse, John Stier, Richard Thurman and Clyde Ward. Juniors: Bill Parli, F. J. Piatt, Greg DcCourccy, Leslie Overcash, Roger Simkins and Jerry Woodall. Bennett figures to have a little better than average weight but not too much speed. "We will rely a lot on power up front with a veteran line leading the assault," Hank said. Senior Backs But the Vikings will have three experienced backfield performers in halfbacks Piatt and Woodall and quarterback Morse who all saw considerable action last fall. Rounding out the backfield quartet will be fullback Phil Kennelly, a junior. Regulars in the forward wall for Friday's opener appear to be ends Thurman and Ward, tackles Chatterton and Ludwig, guards Effland and Harris and center Parli. The Vikings will have strength at tackles with Chatterton weighing 185 and Ludwig 175. The biggest player on the squad is sophomore Harlan Cook who stands 6-4 and weighs 240. Bennett is assisted this year by Gary Little. The Vilkings open the 1963 season Friday night when they travel to Roseville. They host Industry Sept. 20, in their first home game, which is also a conference battle. 1963 Schedule Sept. 13—Roseville at Roseville. Sept. 20—Industry at Valley. Sept. 28—Cuba at Valley. Oct. 4—Northwestern at Northwestern. Oct. 10—Avon at Avon. Oct. 18—-Astoria at Valley, Oct. 25—V.I.T. at V.I.T. Dartmouth tackle Dick King is spending the summer working as a grave-digger in Millis, Mass. 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Dave Lundstrom, 16-year- old Galesburg High School junior, is next in line with a two-round total of 148. After Saturday's session at So­ angetaha golfers will return to Bunker Links on Sunday for the windup of the 72-hole medal play tournament. The weather has cooperated thus far and course conditions at both Bunker and Bracken have been good. The course at Soan­ getaha is also reported in excellent shape. Trophies and prizes will be awarded after the fourth and final round Sunday at the city course. 11:00—Morris Patty, Dick Swanson, M. L. 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