Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 26, 1959 · Page 10
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Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, February 26, 1959
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When Odessa Plays Here Saturday OBlGOS News SpoMs Edttdf £a«tpft efctt Odessa will mefet ftt I p.fii. Saturday In Harveste? field House, f«f the fefloftal chnnipfonshlp. Pampa was named as the site of the game when Harvester Coach Clifton McNeely won the flip fit a coin. The entire allotment of tickets for the gamo had been sold out Utmost by the time the school business office opened this morn- Ing. At 9:05 a.m., the business office reported that they.had been taking ordet-s on the phone, and that every ticket had been sold. DON BUOWNLEE .,, most valuable Bronc The Pampa Harvesters h a v * gone through 28 games this year without meeting an equal foe. But if past records mean anything, they'll meet one when they play Odessa's Bronchos in the regional playoff. This "dream" contest will pit against each other undefeated learns, with long winning streaks. Pampa has won 28 in a row this year, and Odessa has taken 29 straight. Winning is old hat to the Har- vesters, whd have g one to the state tournament five years out of the 1 last six, and won three state titles during that time. But It's a hew experience f o r Odessa. The 29 games is the longest winning streak in the history of the school, and this year's team is the first in the history of t h t school to go through the regular Seas6n undefeated. Sharp Shooting, Hustle Coach John Malaise has led his Bronchoii to this winning streak, despite the, fact that he is weak on reserves. The starting five Usually play the entire game, unless there is an injury or ft. foul- out. The team averages only six feet in height, but makes up in hustle and sharp shooting. what it lacks in height. The Bronchos have season shooting percentages of 46.7 from the floor and 68.7. from the free throw line. The floor percentage is amazing, because of the fact that the Bronchos shoot mostly from the outside. Most of the shots Odessa gets under the basket are the> result of the fast break, which the Bronchos are very good at. Odessa uses mostly a zone on defense, because of their lack of height. Odessa. ha« won 28 regular sea- soft games, including 10 in District 2-4A competition, in bi-clistriot, the Bronchos walloped Bowie 6f El Paso, 68-58. They hava Scored 2032 points to 1531 for their opponents, an average of 70 to 53 per game. Teams About Equal The Bronchos and Harvesters have played five common opponents, and on the basis of comparative' scores of those games, both teams seem about equal. Odessa has beaten Monterey, 7569; Amarillo, 68-47; Tascosa, 59- 3t; Lubbock, 74-61; and San An- f elo. 72-64 and 73-55. The H a r- vesters have defeated Monterey. 62-49 and 66-48; Amarillo 50 • 43 and 64-40; Tascosa 73-36 and 7038; Lubbock, 71-57 and 62-50; and San Angelo, 90-64 and 75-60. The Bronchos are a well-balanced team, with every player scoring more than 200 points. Their best men are considered to be Don Brownlee, 6-1 senior forward, and Jackie White, 5-8 guard. Both are all-district a n A all-Slate candidates. Odessa Starters Odessa's starters, with a brief summary of their season records, is as follows: DON BROWNLEE, a 6-1 senior forward, is considered the most valuable player on* the team. He is the quarterback artd the man who makes the team click, a great all-around player. He has scored 413 points, 113 of them on free throws. He has hit 47.6 percent of hig attempts from the floor and 77 percent of his free throw tries, and has grabbed 203 rebounds. Brownlee is the team's second leading scorer, averaging 16.1 per game. He was an all-district selection this year, and is almost a cinch to make the all-star squad this season. JACKIE WHITE, a 5-8 guard, is the team's leading scorer, with 659 points, 141 of them on free throws. He is the second leading scorer in the district. White has hit 48 percent of his field goal attempts and 80 percent of his free throws. He is excellent on one- hand jump and set shots. He is a probable choice for ail • district and A possible atl-statef. DAVID HAftftfS, 8-3 C 6 n t 8 f, has been very effective against taller centers from other teams. The only fiiari to score heavily against'Harris was ?4 La till Quails of Houston's Smiley High, He Vs a much better rebounde? than most men his height. JAMES BIRDSONG, B-II senior guard, turns in solid performanc* es, but is not spectacular, hft haj improved greatly since ths start of the season. He has scored 20ft points, and h'as a shooting average of 50 percent from the floor and 59 percent from the, f r e « throw line. STANLEY WINTER, 6-1 senior forward, has tallied 298 points, lit of them on field goals. He has the best shooting percentage on the team, 52.9 from the floor, and 75.3 at the free throw line. Winter is also a fine rebounder, having grabbed 226. He Is a conservative player and doesn't shoot often, but he has Improved quite a bit since the, beginning of the season. The top reserves are Audie Cox, 5-9 senior, and Larry Glast, 5-8 senior, Cox has scored 80 points, and Glast 44. JACK WHITE ,., highest score* Red Griggs * pip eine QUAILS LEADS 3 A ALL-STATE United Press Internationa! I Towering Lewis Quails of! Smiley, all 85 inches of him, and' 6-2 Robert Ledbetter of Killeen, who averaged 27.9 points per game during an undefeated 26 game season, headed the Texas The 7-1 V£ Quails, who has scored 1,875 points in his three- ] | year career, averaged only 16 points for Smiley this season, but managed to hit 58 per cent of all j the shots he took and was in- j valuable In pulling in rebounds, j : Officially, the state championship will be decided about •March 7 in Austin. Unofficially, however, it's a good ber.;^ 'it will be decided when the Harvesters play Odessa. In case you haven't heard yet, the woic I is that .Odessa w The remainder of the mythical first team included 6-2 guard Tommy Borders of Waxahachie. the 1958 state champion team and Ledbetter met in: that was eliminated by Kilgore first time this]in bi-district play; 6-6 Wayne in case you iJdvwiLiicaiu jcu, »,-..-»-"».----"- competU i 0 n for ..— „ ,..-.,, -isn't expected to quake in its boots at the Slgllt or tne "ar i season Sn w . d lstrlct play last|Bailey of Greenville and Valde- vesters, CCt shell shock, and roll over and play dead. lne j Tuesday n j g ht and Ledbetter won mft r Delgado, a 5-8 field general . . r> • i .. (* i_ * i_ j ~L. A n 4-* •« i-* v»j-\**rtrt *-»4-<i rroc» f\l* . ... . .. *. t__.i. - •*«• >«< . ] Bronchos aren't afraid of height, shooting percentages, or anything else. The Harvestesrs are taller than Odessa, and have a slightly better shooting percentage. But the Bronchos are so unimpressed by height that they beat Smiley High of Houston, the team which has the fabulous 7 foot, 2 inch Louis Quails As a team and man-for-man, the Bronchos seem to be about an even match for the Harvesters, despite popular- opinion that there's no such animal as a high school team that's a match for Pampa. Odessa/ Pampa About Equal The record shows that Odessa and Pampa have done about equally well against their five common oppononts — Monterey, Lubbock, the scoring duel 15 to 13, but from Kingsville. Quails' team put an end to the Roos' winning streak 66-41. Amarillo, Tascosa, and San Angelo. You may suspect by now that Odessa has three or four good players, since they've won their last 20 in a row. Well, you're almost right, because they have five boys who are more than just good. Until we got the Information packet on the Bronchos yesterday from the Odessa American, we thought Odessa had probably built its record against weak opposition, by making good use of one or two star players. We won't go into great detail about how wrong we were, except to say that every regular on tha team has scored more than 200 points, and that their top man has outscored Coyle Winborn — and their numbejr two man isn't far behind him. Webb Kayoes Boyd in 1st CHICAGO (UPD—Middleweight Spider Webb's future hinged today on champion Sugar Ray Robinson more than on his convincing first round knockout victory over Bobby Boyd. "If Robinson decides to -fight Archia Moore for the light heavyweight title, then I can't think of any better fight than Webb and Carmen Basilio for the middleweight title—and we'd like be stopped short of the state j to have it for Chicago," said Tru- championship. In an ordinary'man Gibson, head of the newly year, either of them would prob- ' *~ T ~' " ' team in the state could come within 10 points of the Harvester shooting percentage. Odessa is within about three, points of It. And the Broncs have outscored the Harvesters over the full season. It -seems almost Incredible that the same region, of the same state, has produced two high school teams of this quality. It's one of them has to Ledbetter was a repeater from the 1958 mythical team, while ' Quails was up from the second' team and Borders and Delgado j up from the honorable mention, lists. This year's team is an all-senior | outfit and Norman Bonds, 6-3 j forward from Kilgore, is the< only upperclassman on the second team that also included forward Lynn Merritt of Robstown; center Steve Slagle of Hereford, and guards Roy Max Perrin of' Andrews and Bob Edwards of; Graham. Borders and Bailey were also potent point makers, averaging and 18.9, respectively, while Delgado averaged a very credit-1 able 15.1 while starring as the; playmaker. Honorable mentions included: Rudy Bowles, Eagle Pass; 10 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1958 51st Year Baseball Spring SIGH SCHOOI By FRED DOWN United" I'rrss International of the Detroit Tigers, Andy Carey of the Yankees, Billv Loes, Gene BILL ELLINGTON ... assistant coach for Ixmghorns ELLINGTON TO TEXAS ably take, it. But since somebody's got to fall by the wayside, let's hop* that it'll Odessa. The Pampa track team has been having its troubles with the weather. A practice, meet was scheduled Tuesday with Canadian, but it was called off because of the cold weather. The coaches haven't had a chance to get any real clockings yet, and won't until old man weather lends & helping formed successor to International Boxing Club, National Boxing Enterprises, said. "If Robinson decides to fight Basilio," he added, "then I'd just advise Webb to fight any middle- Tommy Wayne Butler, Mauldln, Brownwood; Weatherlord; John Morgan, Kinesville, Danny Patterson Named Coach at Tascosa AMARILLO — R. M. fPaO Patterson has been named head foot- Busby, Jacksonville; Mike Kun-jball coach at Tascosa High stadt, Monahans; Parnell Chris-1 School, replacing Bill Ellington, topher, Pecos; Jimmy Tomlin- Ellington has been named assis- son, Lake View; William Keel, Lake View; John Tushek, San Marcos; Bobby Shelton, Here- weights he can until he can £ret! ford . Joe Dugger, South San Ana title light. But we'll put him in for a championship fight anytime we get the chance." Webb, third ranked among the world 160 pounders, was imprea tonio; Dan Jarrell, Tyler Lee; Benny . Russell, Waxahachie; Mike Long, Paris; Carroll Kincy, Gainesville; Harold Jones, Smiley; Sammy Knight, Smiley; sive in his televised battle with I Larry Franks, Nacogdoches; Jef- We thought that no high school • hand. Harvester Banquet Set Regardless of what they do the j rest of the season, the Harvesters will be honored for the,ir fine season March 16. That's the date set for the Harvester Appreciation Banquet. Bob Rogers, Texas A&M's successful basketball coach, has already agreed to act as the principal speaker for the banquet. The sports committee of the Chamber of Commerce is busy lining up a good program of; entertainment for ihfi banquet. Boyd, ranked seventh. The bout lasted only 1:55 before referee Frank Sikora waved Webb asid« with his 32nd win in 36 pro fights. Ha Don Cody, Fort Worth Brew- tant coach at the University of Texas. Ellington was the first grid coach for the new Amarillo high school. He came from Garland, where his teams won the state AAA championship in 1956 and the runnerup spot in 1957. Ellington guided the Rebels to a surprisingly good 6-4 season and the unofficial Amarillo city cham 0 ., , . , WooiJlmg, Bi y Klaus and Bobby Some three dozen major, "' J /••,•,,, , ., • lAvia of the Bat.more Orioles leaguers—more than in anv re- 1 , _ ,, , , A , , . . ,. . • , land Ramon Monzant and Al cent voar- become holdouts today;,,. ,.,,-, ,.-,.. •.*„„ , . . , ... . i, \Vorthington of the San Francisco 'when spring training officially 6 ! opens for most of the big league s ' , , „. ,, , ! e o Rrds MKII Kiinls I ,. '',. ,. ... . Del Ennis, lone-ball hitting out- Hearlintr the list, of course, are ,. , . . h . . ., , .. • , *, ., , ,, ; fielder, mst got in under tha sluggers Mickey Mantle of lhr> ' ,,, J , , , , , .' Ur ,, , •,. i r> u ^. ,|wre Wednesclnv when he signed iNew York Bankers Bob Ccrv of, Cincinnati RcdlcRs It the Kansas City Athletics Jackie, • ^ Jensen of the Boston Red Sox. ' and Roy Sieve,s of the Washmg- agreement WM* ton Senators. Their demands} h range from Cerv's estimated $30,000 all the way to Mantle's $85 - Other late signers included first The National League champion; baseman Nol - ni Zauchin of tha Milwaukee Braves have no star Scnators and i nneWcr B illy Card- comparable to Mantle or Jensonj nc[ . of , he orioles. Each is be. unsigned but rv> fewer than six| Uved lo have accep ted a slight players have yet to agree to reduction. terms: Pitchers Don McMahon . and Gene Conley, catcher Del | Rice, first-baseman Joe Adcockj and infielders Felix Mantilla and! Casey Wise. | Hnldouts' Status rcachcd _ beHcve(1 be lne (irat record of the new baseball season. Wednesday morning and hired [ Patterson Wednesday afternoon. | Tne " sta t us " O f" the American Patterson, offensive line coach! League - s .. bij? Jour -. la hazV) as under Ellington, received a raise : mj&nl be expected. Roy Hamey, from $6,700 to $8,000. Bisons Finally Win A Contest - United Press International After a damaging slump which in charge of dealing with Mantle had seen them drop six out of This will be Patterson's first , ta , hed wilh t)le slugger , he!r , as[ Keven gameSi and thiee' head coaching job, although he ' er; Tommy Tisdale, Pharr-Sani piongm p He was rewarded with a Juan-Alamo; Hector Rarnos, three-year contract calling for a Robstown. Can't disclose any details of the j entertainment they're planning conclusions, yet, but they've got soma top notch area people in mind. sports photography on this for two or three weeks, because Marvin Olsen is in the. hopsital for an operation and won't be in action for a while. I waa forced to do my own photography Tuesday while Rick Pezdirtz scribbled out the story on the bi-district game. What an experience! I take the fifth amendment on whether the double exposure which appeared Wednesday was intentional. Tuesday night waa my first attempt at shooting action pictures. Draw your own NCAA Picks 12 Small Colleges The Harvesters aren't the only good basketball team in the Pampa area. The Industrial League has completed its official season, but they're not through playing basketball yet. All five of the loop ; announced today 12 more school* squads are entered in the KeJler- i have entered its college division ville Independent tournament, | basketball tournament, bringing to NEW YORK (UPD—The NCAA which (begins tonight. Shamrock Auto Supply pJays Citizens Bank tonight at 7:30; 22 the teams already in the field of 32. Five of the latest entrants qual Hoover Oil plays McLean at 8:45iified automatically a* conference tonight, and Holmes Conoco meets Perryton's Jaycee* at 8:45 Friday night. All these teams, except McLean, are Industrial League merobera, 3NTote« on tha exes ^- Sam Condo, former Harvester playing basketball lor Jfardin-Simmons has scor- e4 17T points, according to the last report, for an 8.9 average B1H ol Faropa i» » dash nuts, for Jack Patterson'* Baylor oj»» W March POJ* Worth recreation meet champions- They are Southwest Missouri (19-2) of the Missouri Intercollegiate Conference : South Dakota Stat» (14-S) of th» North Central League; North Carolina A & T (2j|-3) of the Central Intercollegiate Conference ; Knox, 111. (17-2) of th.« Midwest Conference and Scaramento State (11-9) of the Far Western Conference. Seven other schools accepted "at-large" tocrths. They »r« Tu* kegee, Ala- dS-io), Lemoyn*. M. Y. (16-6J, Florida A t M (2l-jj, Augustan*. 111. aise of $500 a year, to $8,750. Ellington, a graduate of McMury College, coached at Garland for seven years before moving to the Tascosa job, and was named as j :lass AAA coach of the year three .imes. Ellington will join Darrell Roy al's staff at Texas "as soon as x>ssible," according to an an- louncement from Ed Olle, University athletic director. The Amarillo school board acc e p t e d Ellington's resignation i Western U«-Tj. tries a new indopr training device in Vienna, under watchful gaze of an insruct- or. The gadget into which the slsis are clamped permits the skUer to practice the tricky new technique of making slight downhill turns with a flip of the hips called wedeln, loosely translated as oscillation. The tips stay in one place, as the movement of the hip pushes the rear of the sios to the side. has had 10 years experience. He started at Littlefield in 19'I9 and stayed three seasons. He was at Waxahachie in 1952-53, then he moved to Temple for four years before going to Tascosa. Patterson reported that he is pleased with hla new job, and said that his team will probably continue to run from the same T for! nation. He is expected to keep the Wednesday and said only "it's; in succession to Providence, the only a question of money." Cerv | Buffalo Bisons finally edged one rejected the Athletics' last offer'out over the Reds to keep their of about $8,000 and is at least $5,000 away from a settlement. Seivers is insisting on $10,000 and lead in the American Hockey League. The Bisons downed the Reds, Jensen, the leaRiie's Most Valua-|5-3, Wednesday night as Buffalo's ble Player meets with Red Sox Billy Dea led the scoring with General Manager Bucky Harris; two poals, both times on assists for a fourth time today. Others who'll be considered by Bill Sweeny and Bruce Cline. The Hershey Bears, who in holdouts if they don't agree to I turn have won but once in their assistants, Bud Owen and J o h n J terms ))y nightfall include Hector last eight outings, and have lost McGuire, and one, more man will I/)peZi Preston W nrd and Ned:four in a row to last-place Spring- be added. Garver of tlie Athletics. Rene Val- ! field, beat the Indians, 5-4, in the des of the Los Angeles Dodgers, {other game Wednesday night. Frank Barnes and Joe Cunning.j This kept the Bears two points ham of the St. Louis Cardinals, j behind the league leading Buffalo Gus Zerniai and Charley Maxwell i Bisons. Baton Rouge Open Begins Basketball Results United Press International East Hofstra 97 LIU 62 Queens Coll. 80 Brooklyn Poly 61 LaSalle. 35 West Chester St. 67 Wagne'r 84 Muhlenberg 64 F & M 77 Haverford 64 Mansfield 102 Lycoming 76 St. Franis (Pa.) 81 Geneva 58 Albright 65 Lebanon Valley 57 L. Rhyne 82 Appalachian St. 68 Syracuse 79 Canisius 73 Temple 75 Pennsylvania 69 Fordham 79 Rutgers 72 Vermont 90 Middlebury 70 Bridgeport 87 Clark U. 67 Hunter 75 Brooklyn College 71 New Haven St. 106 Norwich 83 South Georgetown (Ky.i 97 Centre 83 Maryland 67 Georgetown (DC) 86 Florid* Southern 84 Tampa 71 Catawba 74 East Carolina 70 Virginia 69 North Carolina 68 BATON ROUGE, La. (UPD — tnan 1C *° professional and amateur golferg ' werc 8rhertuled to begin the qualifying- rounds of the $15,000 'Baton Rouge Open today. About twice that number hur-jf eam rie»1 to practice tees and greens • Garden Lanes Wednesday to try to gtt rid of j Andersons W. Wear any kinks that may have devel- (Esquire Lounge GARPKN oped during a three-day wait for the rain to stop. Officials are requiring 120 of the LKAGUfl W L \V 4 0 20 4 0 19 2 2 19 8 I High Team Game: I Industrial, 1067 I High Team Series: I Panharfdle ajlndustrial, 3106 9 Hi ? h Individual Game : Panhandle Leon Redi-Mix Hi-Fashion Beauty Boxwell Bros. 4 0 15 l3jHarris, Robertas' Flowers, 222 professionals and amateurs to'Citizens Bank 0 4 shoot qualifying- rounds to try to Crouch Office Equip. 04 7 21 get one of the. 60 availablt berths High Team Game: Hi - Fashion in the contest. Another 60 pros i Beauty, 778 were exempted from the qualify-' Higl ing rounds. j Western Wear, 2165 Individual Game: Beulah 2 2 14 14; H '£ h Individual Series: Jessie 0 4 10 18 Smart t, Robertas' Flowers, 613 0 4 8 20 ............ - --------------HARVESTER MEN'S J.EA(il'E Team Pitts. Pit. Glass gh Team Series: Andersons Kranks Explorers 3 1 tp»'n WI»H r 218S I ra..^.j.....:— r. , *. The golfers will play 18 hole • rounds Friday and Saturday and i Nu-hols, Redi-Mix, 164 will wind up Saturday with 38-' H '£ h Individual Series: hole rounds. ; Nichols, Redi-Mix, 480 Among those who have been exempted from qualifying are Ken Venturi, defending champion of the Baton Rouge Open; Ernie j Panhandle Industrial Vossler, champion of the Tijuana i Robertas' Flowers Beulah Open; Arnold Palmer. Thunder- Hi Land Barber Akron 106 Baldwin Wallace 8* Toledo Kent St. Louisville 83 De Paul 66 Emporia 63 Ottawa U. 62 Carroll 94 Ca»« 77 bird champion; and Marty Furgol Richard Drug winner of the San Piego Open. JH. R. Thompson Top money winner Art Wall Rig Fuel •yyon't be in the contest, however, jcretney Drug He also missed the San Antonio | KHHH eveat last week but plans to re-1 Panhandle Packing join to* PGA tour at the $20,000:Falstaff Greater New Orleaw* Open next j Cities Service week. j Henderson-Wilson \V 13 12 11 11 10 9 9 7 6 6 3 Production Ser. Pampa News Goldsmith Dairy IV f \\! Tt JU ft 4 0 18 Vj 18 1 0 16 1 3 H 6 9 10 Wg 13 11 10 14 10 n 10 n Cabot Clippers Gldn. Lt. Coffee 1 8 One Bull 2 2 Local 3-235 2 2 Cities Ser. Gas 0 t S.'Pybur Humble 13 4 JO.C.A.W. 3-235 0 4 5 i Kennedy Jewelry 2 2 5 i Franks Cruisers 2 2 61 High Team Game: Production 7 Servicing, 1051 High Team Series: Production 15 15 16 10 Servicing, 3010 High Individual Game : J. E. son. 213 131 High Individual 13lGibson, 518 Sanes:

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