The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 14, 1966 · Page 8
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V*Blam Monday, March 14. 1966 25th Annual Running— Big REL Relay Field Expected Saturday By JOE SUM Spor» Editor The starter's gun is skwly being lifted to signal the opening of the 25th annual Robert E. Lee Relays Saturday, a premium track meet which has no peer in the speed-conscious Gulf Coast area. Like its predecessor , the'record number of entrants j Spring Branch Memorial Mus- ; the spectators can expect to see 'tangs are picked to take the '66 more meet records fall, gathering, after nosing out the' hometown Ganders 109 1-5 to 102 12-35 in the 1365 rush of more than SOD entrants. Like every year, the 1966 meet is expected to draw a The 1965 entrants made valiant assaults on many of the sterling Lee records, but managed to topple only four, while seeing another being established — the open 220. San Jacinto's blue-ehip track-' AMine's Butcfa Daniel, sched- mark of 1:29.0. A Port Neches man of '65 established the REL Relay record in the 220 as he burned the cinders at 21.5 in his first official time to be clocked in the event. In doing this he outlasted the expected winner. Port Arthur's Dale Bernauer. "-» *+ *+ f*. f* n ^ JTJTJT At Laredo, Brazosport — Trackmen Show Promise By KOXNIE PLOCHECK Sun Sparta Stan The Robert E. Lee track team turned in promising perfoj-m- ances in two meets, the Border Olympics and the Gulf Coast Relays, Saturday as the Gander thinclads did their yearly split. Coach Beverly Rockhold took his most outstanding performers; to Laredo for the big Friday and Saturday gathering while coach bout a step. the Gulf Coast Relays with 47 1-3 points. REL's sprint relay team, Dwight Denson, Kennv F(;nelon. Billy Littlefield, and Bill Askey, made the Ganders' strongest bid for a first place trophy and a few gold medals at the border as Askey pulled in a great anchor leg only to lose to San Antonio Highlands' Herb Ellison by a- Drew Dunlap and the "B" team travelled to Freeport. Though the Ganders didn't win either meet, they made themselves heard in both of them. Rockhold's charges finished fifth in Border Olympics with 23 points on the strength of second place finishes in the sprint relay, the open 440, and the shot put and third places in the high jump and the ISO yard low hurdles. Meamvihle. the "B" team was scrambling for fourth place finish in the final standings of BORDER HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION SSO—II The Gander foursome stepped off the quarter-mile in 42.3 seconds behind Highlands' winning time of 42.2. Askey's losing effort was just a case of the race being run 440 yards instead of 445 as running room finally ran out on the fast- gaining Gander. Askey also finished second in the open 440 to establish himself as the Ganders' most outstanding performer. Askey clipped off a 49.3 quarter, just five tenths of a second off Charlie Callihans pace of 48.8. Callihan is from San Marcos. Charlie Hendricks accounted i Dave Morton, spring Brands for the Ganders' third second ^lasj. IOM r«o«i i :55 .S.> , a f^j "Wendell Price. Houston Worthing. 1961. 2) Hay Alan!*. Corpus CJiriat! Ray 1:55.5. 3> Sani Bradley, San AngeJo 1:58.1. 4! Steve Stepheasen. San Ac lonia Highlands. 1:58, 1. 5> Jini Flores San AntorUo Highlands. 1:58.3 440—If CSa.rU* CaJUhaa. San Mar =«s. 4S.S. 2; Bm Askey. Baytown 49.3. 3> AJdrefi Branch. San Anselo. 43.7. tt Mike Favana. Houston Madison. 49.9. 5j EHckey Dayne Odessa. 50 1. ' SROT PUT—1) Tommv Moss. Andrews. 56-10-H. 2) CharMe Htndrlcfca. Baytown. 54-4. 41 David Harris. San AntonJo Whtatiey. 52-4*i_ 3) Glenn Eaa-ie;l. Odessa Peritnan. 52-4«i. BROAD JUMP—1> M. C. Powell Snyd-r. 23-3H. 2) Bill Klela. Odessa Pe.-iman. 22-f~. 3; Freddy Patterson. San Antonio Wheatjey. 22-3. 4 Carl Hayes. Hobstown. 22-2*-i. 5> Mike Daley. Spring Branch. 21-«»i_ '0°— '• < Freddie Wiseman, San An Wheatley. 9.9. 2) Ural White San Antonio Wheatley. 10.0. 3i Herbert cJIison. San Antonio Highlands 10.0. 4) Merlin Eck. Greenville. 10.0 5> Carl Johnson. Sao Angeio. 10.1. -.20-H1GH HUHDUERS—1) William Simples. Houston Wortiianc. 14.6. 21 Edgar Harvey. Houston Worthing 14 s. 31 Cyrus Phelpa. San Antonio Hleh- lanrls. 14.9. 4) Billy LJttlsneld. Bay- rown. 15.2. 51 Clay Baylor. San Aaton:o Jefferson !5.3 BROAD JUMP—1) WlKon Rogers. San Antonio Saint Phillips 22-31*. •>) Unwood WriEht. Howard County 22--I 3) Tfm Osrrison. Lubbock Christian. 22 U. 41 Brent Schumacher. Victoria 21-30. 5) Her.ry Willis. Ho-x-ard Coun- 220—l) Jame* Jasprr. Howard County. 21.3 (old record by Larry McCartney. Victoria.. 1965). 2) Richard Weir. Victoria. 21.5. 3) Unwood V» hrte, Blinn. 22.0. 51 Ronnie Butler «'r:cnt. Hoo-ard County. 21.8. 4) Jack Schreiner. 22.5. MIUE—1) Walter Reyna. Howard County. 4:23.5 (old record 4.26.4. Walter Reyna. Howard County 1955) 2i Joe Kuoes. Howard County. 4:270 3i Jacotw BSancas. M-xico Institute of Physical Education. 4:29.1. 4) Juan Hernandez. Mexico Institute or Pbysi- shot 54-4 for that standing. Hen- aricks didn't place in the discus. Hurdler Billy Littlefield finished third an dfourth in the highs and lows respectively. Littlefield stepped through the highs in 15.2 and the lows in 20.S behind winning times of 14. and 20.1. Jimmy Savell cleared the bar at six feet, two and one-half in ches, for a fourth place finis! in the high jump. Actually, Savell tied for third but was dropped to fourth on most misses. The leap of 6-2% represented a new personal record for the improving junior. Rockhold was well pleased with his boys' efforts except for the mile relay unit which failec to place and ran a 3:29.0. "I think that the boys are coming along real well," said Rock"We're going to have a strong track team this hold, fairly year." At least the Ganders shouldn't be hurting bad for depth this season as the "B" team's fourth place finish in the Gulf Coast Relays indicates. Most heartening was the fact that the "B" team outscored all other 12-4A entries in the meet and that includes everyone except Pasadena Rayburn, Also the 12AA teams were all entered at full strength. The Ganders also failed to come Up with a first place in this meet but did manage to produce three seconds .those com-i ing in the mile run, the mile relay ,and the pole vault, Victor Humphrey, slowly rounding back into shape, turned in a 4:35.4 in the mile to finish a distant second behind Manley Roe of Lamar who won the event in a record-setting 4:23.6. The mile medly unit, composed of Lane Lumus .Sidney Thomas, Pat Orchin. and Arthur Ford put together a 3:40.5, good for second place. Clem Hausmann remained consistent at the 12-6 mark as he vaulted exactly that for his silver medal. Raymond Mata finished third in the SSO yard run in 2:03.5 and linaro Salianas trailed him in 2:05.1 for a fifth place finish. Both ±he Gander 440 and mile relay teams garnered fifth place 'inishes, the sprint relay unit clipping off a 44.6 and the mile relay a 3:33.1. Lumus, Bell, Watley, and Or- chin made up the '140 relay team and Hancock, Ford. Dangerfield. and Orchin ran on the mile re- ay team. uled to return in '66, pole vaulted 13-6 to surpass the old record of 03-0 set by REL's Raymond Watson back in 1963. The 1966 meet saw the sprint medley relay record of 3:33.7. set the prex'ious year by Port Neches-Groves, fall to a Westbury team that clipped off a 3:32.4. Westbury's Jim Metzger knocked down a five-year standard in the mile run by clocking in at 4:22.4, bettering Beaumont High's David DeBoer's record of 4:25.9, set in 1959. The last long-standing record to fall before the 1966 relay spectators was in the SSO dash. Reagan's Jim Strickland h?d set the record at 1:5S.S in 1960 and Memorial's Fred Dotts blasted out a 1:57.1 in 1966. Established records still remain in the discus, the shot put, the high jump, broad jump, ISO low hurdles. SSO relay, 550 dash. 440 relay, 120 high hurdles and the mile relay. University- of Texas weight- man Toby Belt set both the discus and shot records as a Westbury high schooler back in 1963. and both marks stand to this day. Belt clipped off 167-11% in the discus and heaved the steel ball 61.8. relay team came within two- tenth of a second of that mark in '66. Brown holds the 440 yard dash record of 48.2, set in 1964. Brown clipped off a 48.4 in the '66 gathering. The meet's 440 yard relay ree-j Morris holds the meet's 120 the Lee Relays. A team of Gene ord in 42.7, set by a 1963 Ga-jhigh hurdle record of 14.4. sell Peacock, Freddie Clark, Charles lena Park group. In '66 Port Jin '64, still stands and Corpus JBarnhill and Arthur Whitmer, Neches, who clipped off a high Christi Carroll's Carl While won'set the mark of 3:20.7 in 1961. school world record time of 41.2 in the state meet, could muster last year's event with a 14.7. I Memorial won the event with a The Ganders, who have held;3:22.3 last year. (rela Beat Gander Girls-- AUSTIN (Sp) — It seems that that same, 6-3, 6-1 score. only a 43.3 in the Baytown at-j two worid records in the miles The Ganders have won 11 of hold the same record fo the 24 REL Relays and will have to edge out some mighty stiff competition to take their 12th in 1966. The Saturday preliminaries ar e set for 1:30 p.m., with the finals getting underway at 7 p.m. Aside from the dazzling array of track talent, added lustre will be supplied by the naming of the Relay Queen from a host of beautiful Robert E. Lee High School girls. The naming of the queen will take place at 7:15 Alamo Heights Proves To Be Tennis Nemisis The mark only were other Mike Ganders tc Mitchatnore with a sixth in the discus with a heave of 137-2 and Dotston Bradley finishing in a sixth place ie in the high jump with a leap f 5-9. Green! es Ahead- Baytown Junior Highs Open '66 Track Season All four Baytown junior high j low hurdler Mike Chandler, and schools began their track sea-j 220 man Jeff Adams made it to son Saturday at Texas City. I the finals but failed to place. Horace Mann finished tops! among Baytown entries with]'^ eight points coming on one second and one third place finish. The Greenie mile relay unit composed of Paul Smith, Bruce Martin, Fernando Salinas and .. cal Education. 5) Armando Mon-Jjano. Mexico Poly 4:332 MILE RELAY—i) Victoria (Richard Wler. Don Hoover, Brent Schumacher Raymond Harris t 3:10.3 (old record 3:17.4. Howard County. 3954; Schreiner. lS«5i. 2) Howard County 3'1T9 3' Schreiner. 3:18.0: 41 Odessa 3-1" 4 5i South Plains. 3:205 ISO-LOW HURCH-ES—51 Edgar Harvey. Houston Worthing. 20.1. 2) Jim MarshaJl. San Angelo. 20 2 3> Billy LJttl'lfield. Baytown. 2O.S. 4) Lorrnlo Herr.andei. Corpus Christl Miller. 20.9. 5> Bob Laubtnbe-rg. Spring Woods 21 4 220—D Rickey Posts. Monahana" 21.s. 2. Mike Bouche. Memorial. 220 3) Herbert Ellison. San Antonio High- Sands. 22.0. 4> carj Johnson. San AR- Kelo. 22.:. 5i O-arlei Cannon. Odea- sa Pero-.ian. 22 2 HIGH JUMP_I, Clarence Johnson. San Antonio Saint Peter Claver S-SU (oW record 6-t=4. Knv Hicks. Corpui Christl Coles. 19611. 2> Claude WriEht San Antonio Wheatley 6-7>i 31 Ben Wadlincton. San Anton'.o Highlands &----. ti Jimmy Savril. Baytown. 6-2U 5> Mark Schr.ert. Memorial. 5-11 u. DISCUS—i) s;e--e Carter. Odessa Permian. ITfv-g ( 0 M record 162-10^4 Joe IrvlnB. Arnarillo. 19S4I. 2i David Karrtatvay. Mor.ahans. 169-4. 31 J-rrv Cooper. Andrews. 155-10. 4) Ken Pearson. Memorial. 155-7. 5. Glenn FtaSey Andrews. 154-1. M11 -E—') r-ow.-t Gonzalez Yalta— riaa. 4:144 (old record 4:19.8. Steve Mcmioya. San Antonio Jefferson 19«3> 2i Korner Martinez. Palfurrtas. 4:15.?! 3> Anthony Mendoia. San Antonio La- n.'er. '""~ - ~ ah. Branch M*ii«ii-iai 4-301 MIUE RELAY—I! 6d-.«a fjohn Coor-er. Charles Canntvi. Joey Hart. Dickie Payne) 3:205. 21 Memorial. 3:21.8, 31 Houston Worthing 3:22.5. 4) San Antonio Hictilands 3:22.8. 5) Hyjstor. Madison 3:24.2. i.'er. 4:22.1. <) Davtd Ramsey Mon. ihans. 4:256. 3> John Drew Sntltiz Smnch M*n.,,i-;al. 4:30.1. Steve Thorpe clicked for a 5:49.9 and second place. Thorpe also stepped off a 54.7 n the open quarter to finish! third in that event. ' Highlands' Ricky Hart was the only Baytown entry to come! home with a gold medal. Hart a ninth grader, clipped The Eagles can take heart, lowever, in the fact that they have a fine crop of sprinters as depicted by the fact that no only did Kan win the 100 and Adams get in the finals in the 220 but Melvi n Green and Whitney Nichols also got into the semis of the 100 with identical 11.2s. Steve McBride and Sonny entries to scratch in the large junior high meet McBride finished fourth ir. the off a 10.5 in the 100 yard dash > 880 yard dash with a time of for the first place finish. Unfortunately Hart (2:15.4 and Rougeau nailed down was the I fourth place in the high jump or.iy Eagle to fare so well al-jwjth a leap of 5-6 though he had though the sprint relay team,;to go by the fewer misses route Clay Out Of WBA Ranks And Replaced By Folley NEW ORLEANS.LA (AP) — Also, the WBA said it did not Cassius Clay, whose flitting fists j feel that Chuvato, who has lost and stinging tongue won him the world heavyweight two of his last three fights, was crown and later the disfovor of! . a suitable opponent for a boxing match _ *~ title .. ._ „ „ The WBA urged an investiga- tne World Boxing Association,! tion of the Ontario Athletic has been counted out of the j Commission for its actions con- WBA rankings. jceming the Clay-Chuvalo-Ter- The WBA Executive Commit- j rell matter, tee scratched Clay Star high jumper and hurdler for the University of Houston, sophomore Johnny Morris, set the high jump mark of ' back in 1964. Leonard Faucett of Houston Reagan broad jumped 23-5 back in 1956. Burns of Pasadena holds the 180 hurdle mark with a 19.1 back in 1960. Another Pasadean. David Cole, reached close to the record in 1966 with a 19.3 in the lows. Robert E. Lee's Don Parkhurst, who set the state record in the 100 yard dash in the 1962 meet with 9.4, as a junior, set the relay record of 9.7 as a senior in 1963. This season, this record will b e one of the hardest to top, since the area seems to be void of outstanding sprint men. In 1963 a Robert E. Lee foursome of Virgil McGahee, David Conway, Robert Elswick and Parkhurst. set the 880 relay the Robert E. Le e Gander tennis team acquired themselves a nemesis while in San Antcnio two short weekends ago, and it came back to plague them here Saturday. In fact, it almost seems that San Antonio Alamo Heights pulled a page from the "Outer Limits" in eliminating a talented girl's dou of Royce Marshal! and Camille Bunting in quarterfinal play of the Austin Jaycee Tournament 6-3,6-1- Ironically the Alamo girl's team of Shulte and Parsons was seeded first in an earlier San Antonio gathering, while the unseeded Baytown fern duo struck for a surprising upset in unseating them in the quarterfinals by Bunting and Marshall's upset win in San Antonio had them seeded number three in the big to be the eventual championship winners in the girl's doubles. The Gander girls opened action with a win over Jacobs- Austin affair, while the victor!-(Needier of Brownwood. then ous Alamo team failed to make j shut out Wilson-Leggett of Aus- the seeding list in Austin. '* ; - r --=— /-«.-«'„ "Alamo Heights played quite well," Gander Coach Clint Nettleton said. "We fell behind and couldn't stop their momentum. They seemed psychologically ready for us after we had beaten them in San Antonio," Nettleton said. "The strong tournament was overall." Clint very said. "There wer e quite a few players from the Dallas area pres- tin Lanier, 6-0, 64). It was in the next action that they met their Waterloo in Austin. Baytown Junior High netter Robert Page played w-ell in the boy's junior high singles until he met up with fourth seeded Dan Nelson of Austin University Junior High in the quarterfinals and Jost 6-0. 6-0. Page had taken Scorty Baker of Austin O. Henry, 6-0, 6-0 ir. the opening round, beflore los- ent. making it pretty strong. es-!ing to the seasoned Nelson. pecially in the girl's singles." j Sophomore Karen Wheeler Shulte and Parsons turned out [ drew a high - ranking foe her first match in the girl's singles, third seeded senior from San Antonio Lee. A.nni e Langham. Langhani took the Gander soph. 6-4, 6-2 in a stout battle. "Karen did a fine job," Nettleton said. "Langham wen the senior girl's singles at the San Gander Baseballers Attempt Comeback The Robert E. Lee Gander | loss in Port Arthur's first "ame baseball team will attempt to I bounce back from a disappointing 6-5 loss at the hands of the Port Arthur Yelow Jackets Vlonday when they visit the of the year. The Gander defense has allowed 10 errors in those two losses, while the pitching p.m. LEE RELAY RECORDS Discus — Tony Belt. Westbury, 1S63, 167-HVj- High Jump — johnny Morris, Jesse Jones. 1964, 6-4 %. Shot Put Tobv Bek. Westburv, 1963, Broad Jump — Leonard Fau- cstt. Reagan. 1956, 23-5. Pole Vault — Butch Daniels, Mdir.e, 1965, 13-6. 180 Low Hurdles — Jack Burns. Pasadena, 1SSO, 19.1. Sprint Medley Relay — Westbury, (Favazza. Kruger. Philips. Reichart). 'l965, 3:32.4. 190 Yard Dash — Don Parkhurst, Baytown, 1963, 9.7- Mile Run — Jim Metzger, Vestbury, 1965, 4:22.4. 880 Yard Belay — Baytown, way. Robert Elswick, Don Parkhurst), 1963, 1:29.0. 440 Yard Dash — Conley irown. San Jacinto. 1964, 48-2880 Yard Dash — Fred Dotts. Memorial. 1965, 1 ;57.1. Dash — Conley Antonio tournament. She played 220 especially good that first set! Brown , San Jacinto. 1965, 21.5. against the experienced senior" i 44 ° Yard Relay — Galena REL's Jim Stanley Jost. 6-2.j p a rk . '-J ames - Williams, Epps, opening round of the senior singles Saba. to Jerry Spring Branch Bears at 4 p.m.. i rationed out only rane hits, twoj trying to extend their record to'to Milby and seven to Port Ar-i " Jim si ->'l seems to have trou- " " " ble and is stil! not a threat in Try Sun Classified Ads 5-2. The Ganders have failed to thur. Following the Spring Branch win their last two outings, due affair the Ganders will return to a very badly sagging defen-jto th e friendly surroundings of the high school singles, losing in the early rounds," Nettleton said. ___, _ ___,_ l .. .. u . j. u\_o»_ici». JL i. uui LI Jtri tr Liip vjcUl"- T • *.• - <_• they had previously beaten by der s meet Austin McCallum all • VItat ? on f- which « °£>en to its ™ns- 1:30 p.m. Friday in the open-if* > sch ?°!f and O! ^ 10 other Friday came the Port Arthur er of the Austin Tournament : hana P lcked tea ™s from around after tying Horace Mann's Rex Fisher at that height. Coach Gilbert Lumpkin indicated that he was pleased with the showing of his shot putters, Robert Bullard and Joe Hendricks, both boys hitting 48 feet with the eight pound ball, though they didn't place. Baytown Junior High had probably the most dismal start of the four junior highs a s they didn't scratch for even one point. The Goslin sprint relay team did make it to the finals in the sprint relay but finished in sixth place with a 47.9. Only the top four performances in all events scored. Mike Martinez got into the finals of the 440 yard dash but ic, too, couldn't come up with any points as he finished sixth in 56.9. Freeport won the massive jun- or high gathering. In next weeks' action. Cedar 3ayou and Baytown will go to South Houston and Highlands and Clear Creek to Clear Creek. 3oth the South Houston and Clear Creek meets will be held on Saturday. (the «idrav state, making it an elite Diese), 1963. «.?. 120 High Hurdles — Johnny Morrjs, Jesse Jones. 1964, 14.4. Mile 'Relay — Baytown. (Gene Peacock, Freddie Clark, Charles Barnhai, Arthur Whitmer). 1361, APRIL 15th Is The Deadline For Auto Inspections. Have It Done Today at LUMUS DODGE 3800 MARKET NOTICE AVOID THE RUSH! HAVE YOUR CAR INSPECTED NOW Glut), bioop, gurgie, gur ... stopped? Find PLUMBERS fast in the YELLOW PAGES. Where your fingers do the walking. as No. 1 heavyweight contender Sunday and replaced him with Zora Folley, who agreed to fight for the title here May IS. The World Boxing Association, which really doesn't cover all of the world, previously had stripped Clay of his title and —^-BT ! had recognized Ernie Terrell as [the champion. Folley had been i rated second In th e list of chal- ! lengers. _^^ ! Promoter Lou Messina of New •^•'Orleans said Fciley had accept~ ed an offer to fight Terrell for the tide in City Park Stadium. The match would be recognized as a world heavyweight championship fight, the WBA Executive Committee said. Jim Deskin of Las Vegas, Nev., quoted Terrell as being "ready, willing and able to meet any suitable opponent that the WBA suggested." Clay and Terrell had been j scheduled to fight late this month in Chicago but the match was moved to one city after another when the Louisville Lip's comments on being drafted and the Viet Nam war reddened the ears of patriotic officialdom. Terrell finally backed out of the fight, voicing dissatisfaction with contract terms. When Clay and George Chu- valo agreed to meet in a title fight March 29 in Toronto, the WBA refused its sanction. One reason given is that Terrell is the WBA champion—the whole point of the Clay-Terrell bout had been to give the wold one heavyweight champ. Clay is recognized as champion in many parts of the world. , WE WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MARCH 16th--17th To make the change over and complete our new store it will be necessary for us to be closed these two days. We will reopen and be ready for business in our new store Friday, March I8tk Come In & See The "NEW LOOK • I s~ MARCH27-APRH2 THESE SPECIALS FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY, MARCH 14th & 15th COME IN AND SHOP FOR ENOUGH GROCERIES TO LAST FOR THE 2 DAYS WE WILL BE CLOSED BLEACH '2 Gallon Bottle WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENT SOON OK SPECIAL WANT AD OFFER DURING WORLD WIDE OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL WANT AD WEEK Fresh TOMATOES GROUND BEEF - SERVICE DRINKS CIRCUS Assf. Hcrvors 46-or. 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