' P*g« JO Jllff jBaylomtt 0iw Monday, March 19, 1956 Sports Murray-Go-Round By TOM MURRAY Rock's Genius Comes To Surface- AT NO time, not even when his Ganders won the '55 state championship, was Beverly Rockholci's coaching genius anymore in evidence than Friday night when his skinny-legged kids racked up 37 points in the strong Lee Relays. He's taken his greatest squad in years and Friaay^night had them beating- or scaring heck outa' the best in Southeast Texas. Many coaches with better material had. to sit and. water- Rock's youngsters scrap them out of points they shoudn't have been considered for in the first place. Up to this point his work has b"n magnificent, certainly on a par with last spring v. turning sprinters into quarter-milers, quarter-miiei'o into haif-milers, hurdlers to quarter-miters, quarter-milers to sprinters and a manager to a pole-vaulier produced Baytown's first state clmmpionship. Roland Kudla, young Gander assistant mentor, has turned in a. sterling job on the weight men. evident'Friday when Bil] Finch and Prentice Davis put the shot past 50 feet for a surprise second and third. If picking the most• completely exciting race on. the program and the sharpest running it would be hard to pass up the Ganders' record-breaking sprint-medley and John Russell's great half-mile anchor. :.'..' " : . Four schools had faster quarter-milers than Lee's Cari Young with the Ganders trailing 30"yards'after the first •'lap of the. mile. But Buddy May. who incidentally had the best meet of his career, cut loose with a great 220 to trim about 10 of those yards. Anton Smajsrla double-clutched the next 220, cutting away another five, giving Russell something like a 15-yard • deficit: with the half-mile anchor coming up. The crack Gander SSO man cut the lead to some 10 yards on the first lap but still trailed three runners. But with 220 yards to go he began sprinting. ':. And he never stopped. Right on around the final curve John blazed, passing Port Arthur's Don Kirkpatrick who'd led all. the. way. surely breaking two-minutes, to set a new record and bring Lee 10 big points. Russel Came Through Like Wireless •IN WEDNESDAY time trial.s Rockhold 1 had sent Russell through a gruelling half-mile, running from one side of the field to the other shouting, "Pour it on, don't let up, you've got to run all out!" The determined Gander senior responded with, a good 2:02. "Now, if you'll run like that Friday we've got it in the bag!" his mentor exhorted Russell. He did and they had it in the bag but not by more than a few feet, .as the crowd had chills other than those induced by the weather. Smajstrla ran must better than usual. May came through, W. C. .Wallace turned in a great 220 on the SSO- yard relay after two years of promising and Sophomore Kenneth Taylor was a world-beater on his opening lap of the mile-relay. In. 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Baytown Office: 307 West Texas Ave., Phone 8283 Next to Branson Theatre Pasadena Office: 207 East Shaw Ave., Phone GRand 2-3607 Across from Lonp's Theatre BIGGER, BETTER, MORE BARGAINS THAN EVER, IN BAYTOWN WATCH USagtmim TUESDAY FREE PARKING ALL DAY WEDNESDAY REL Tracksters Gun For Lamar They'll Meet Friday In Gulf Relays Monday the Gander track team begins work it hopes will trim some of (hat 1KH point advantage powerful Lamar hung- "P at the l>e Relays Friday, winning 3SH to surprising I.-ee's second-place ST. Proving- more of a menace than first expected, Beverly Rockhold's youngsters scared the loaded La-. mars convincingly before succumbing in the last two relays. Friday they, along with the remainder of Southeast Texas' track and field elite, try again at hauling in Bert.. Ktveil's.magnificent River:' Oaks machine, at Freeport. Xot only did the pesky Ganders help themselves to an unexpected three first-places but hung up a record in the process. Wheh: Carl Young. Buddy •May,.; Anton Srnajstrla and John David Russei clipped off the sprint-medley re!aj-"*<niHe) in 3:36.S. • they ' clioped the old record, set last spring by Pat Bond, Srnajstrla, Joe Frank Robins and the great Vic Davis. Lamar is a'heavy favorite.in the season's third major track meet, Fr'eepbrt's seventh annual Gulf Coast Relays. Rockhold will hold Wednesday time-trials to determine where and how he will enter his • youngsters in the Freoport meet.- founded and produced hy beloved Exporter Athletic Director, Herbert Hopper. Between 20 and 25 teams are expected for the Gulf Coast, .with a new. award one of the,.features at Hopper Stadium. The "Cap Harding Memorial Trophy' 1 will be awarded the youngster voted the meet's outstanding performer. Cap Harding, who died last year, was one of Texas' greatest boosters of high school athletics, a very ciose personal friend of Hoppers ana' had a hand in setting up the Gulf Coast Relays. Preliminaries bejrin at 2:30 p.m. with finals scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Rockhold's state championsmp Ganders raced off -with the Gulf Coast title last spring, setting two records. Bubbs Hawkins toured the mile In -4:40.8 lor * new mark and the Lee mile-rcUy foursome, Anton Srnajstrla. Joe Frank Robins, Vic JHvis »nd Wully Wilson loped through ft no-content race in 3:25.8 for another. Here's Summary On Barbers Hill Relay Track, Reid Events Discus—1) Gordon Speer, Barbars Hill; 2) Sam Wallace.' Anahuac; 3) Guy Matthews, Barbers Hill: 4) Bonnie Stephenson, Deer Park. Distance. 145 feet. 4V» inches. (New record, old 134-9!. 120 hurdics—11 Franklin McLean, Deer Park: 2) William Suber, Sweeny; 3) Freddie Falhe'ree, Hull-Daisetta; 4) Mike Wright, Missouri City. Time: 16.0. Medley mile relay—1) Tomball 'James Roach, W. L. Colbert, Charles Boyd, Benny Hoyt); 2) Deer,Park; 3) Dayton; 4) Sweeny. Time 3:52.1. 100-yard dash—I) Gordon Speer, Barbers Hill; 2) Hillyer Ward, Anahuac: 3) Emmett Krachala, Sugar Land; 4'i Walter Whitener. Barbers Hill. Time: 9.9. 'Ties old record). 440-yard dash—1) Kenward Del- carr.brc. East Chambers: 2) George Mclntyre. Sweeny; 3') Kcs- lev Hsaik. Pearland; 4) Jimmy Vaccaro, Missouri City. Time: 53.6. Pole vault—Three-way tie for first between Donnie Myers. Barbers Hill, Rodney Harmon Bar- 'bers Hill, and William Henderson, Deer Park; 4> Tommy Holccmb, Sweeny. Height; 11. feet. 440-yard relay—1) Barbers Hill 'Walter Whitener. Dan Hooks. Donnie Myers. Gordon Sp«r); 2) Deer Park; 3) Anahuac: 4i Dayton. Time: 44.S (New record, old 45.5). 860-yard run—1) Bobby Laird, Davton: 2) tie between Herman Damek, Dayton, and Joe Milstoad, Peariand: -1) Robert Chamblcs, Deer Park. Time: 2:12. Shot put—Vi Karn Wallace. Anahuac- 21 Billy Robinson. Dayton: 3> Franklin McLoan, Deer Park: 4) William Henderson, Doer Park. Distance: 52 tot, 3 inches. <Xew record, old 50-IOM. 830-yard relay—1) Dayton <0r- veil Bode, Ray Sc-abcrg. John Jackson. Tommy VaughtJ; 2i Barbers Hill; 3) Deer Park; 4) Anahuac. Time: 1:34.0. (New record, old 1:34.5). High jump---!) Hay Barton, Sugar Land; 2) Charles Kagar. Barbers Hill: four-way tie for third and fourth. Height; 5 feet, 10 inches. Mile run—1) Edward Anderson, Dayton; Roger Conklin. Sweeny: 3i Will Hfibert, Missouri City: 4) Odis Saenz. Pearland. Time: i-Jj2.Pt. <T)C-i! old record). Broad jurnp-1> Bcrnif Little, Anahuac: 2) Franklin McLean, Oer-r Park: lit: bfctv.x-.-n Sam t><>- villier, East Chambers, and Don- r.'w Myers, Barbers Hill, for third and fourth place. Distant^: 39 fc-et. 10 iru'hea. Mii* roSay---)) Deer Park (Jerry Carpentf-r, Darrel! Stout, William Henderson. Johnny Kehf^r); 2) Dajton; 3) Sugar Land; 4) East Chambers, Time; ?,:?.7.7, Honor* lor Trainer NEW YORK — UP— Jsmes E. 'Sunny .fim) ntzsimmons. vf-^r- an trainer* . win be hoftowl at !!!*yrh"«ti givers hy thp Fp ship Brotherhood," April 31 SUCCESS STORY • ALLiS By Alan Mover 'JfH THEM I WILL BE BACK,' SAYS THE BABE TAJltTA, ria.-^IH—"Tell 'eni all Vir be back." That promi.vv was the gullnnt messu>re sent by Babe Zaharias to he.r legion of fans .Monday, ami it was plain to sep- that the eonra- Ifeous woman is jfrimly determined to do exactly thai by scoi-iiifc a complete and rinnl victory over her illness. The, aiIinp-"B«lre" hft^l a d«y at: th« • bull Rumc Su nil ay, watching; tbo New A'ork Yankees beat th« Cincinnati KedloKs 5 to...3 In an ex- hibtion (tamo mid. having."the time of my life'' chatting with '.players' of both teams. : ....''. Yankee muna'ircr Casey Stengel paid a special visit to the Bti'be.'s. home here fii»Hy Sunday to invite her to the irame, ami he mid R?t\- b'Sfs skinper Birdio Tebbetts did their best to nialce sure slits met all the players and had a fine afternoon. Gander Golfers Prep For Brazosport Play HOW'RE. WE 60NNA CARRY. HIM ON OUR! YOUR TRADE-IN /DO FOR Tr'£ COLT 'TdPJiSQOUTTO.&S 'try ZOAP, WHich' ZSTA 'tOA'sy HfrMM'S RECORD O~ y $277, i>2 rOR T'ft Win On Recount- After winning their first match of the season, Coach Frank James' Gander golfers began preparing; Monoay for the Brazosporl High School Invitational Friday. The. Ganclors \dcfeated Port Arthur's Bishop Byrne. Freoport, Ball High and South, Park in a five-man duel at. Baytown Country Club. ; • ' ' • ' . Harry Bonds. Charles Wilson and Barton Bruce were the difference, •cominp'through with their best competitive golf : of the season. Bo'ndst had a 72 for medalist honors while Captain Wilson turned in a 75. • But the real surprise was Bruce's 79. This sophomore had -been up around 90-in what meets he had qualified for. "Bruce will be getting' on down there before long." James said a fc'tv weeks ago, "and things will ]opk better." The youngster made him a prophet.' . Bob Stephens was the fifth niem- ber of the team Friday. '-. Deer Take Barbers Hill Relays By TOM -MURRAY Sun Sports Editor MONT BELVEEU — (Sp.) — Deer Park'.s Deer came back from thedead here Saturday afternoon, Avinninp a second consecutive Lion Relay title, After the crowd had dispersed thinking host Barbers Hill the new champion. So close and dramtic was the finish, Deer Park winning 42 1-3 to 41 1-6. Meet Director W. C. Underwood mails the first announcement with the reminder these two teams were less than a point apart when Deer Park won the Regional championship last April. A large partisan crowd cheered wildly at what -they thought. an upset victor}- for Lloyd Kelley's valiant underdog Eagles but a later count proved three Deer points gained in the shot-put been inadvertently omitted. Four records were broken in sunny weather as Shorty Hushes' smooth l)eer reclaimed the championship they won here last spring. It was the last time Dwr Park will enter the meet, moving into AA next yi^ar. Golden Gordon Speer let down r.one of his supporters, shattering two records, having a hand' in another and scoring 1-1 points for high-point honors. The 185-pound Eaglue streak lied the hundred-yard dash record. 9.9, whipped the discus , 145 feet 4'i inches topping the old 134 feet 9 inch mark, anchored the 440-yard relay to a new record and ran on the second-place 850 shuttle. Another great athlete. Buhha- McClcan. All-Slate Deer J'ark .quarterback, was runnerup with 33ii. Barbers Hill's quarter-mile relay team of Skinny Whitenor. Dan Hook.5, Donnie "'Myers and Speer, toured the one-lap in 44.9, breaking the record of 45.4. Tommy Vaught edged the flying Speer by some two inches at the wire a.s Dayton hung up a new REL Netters To Invade East Texas Following a week away irom competition. Coach Ciint Nctt,lc- ton'H Robert E. Lee tennis team began preparation Monday for an invasion of ^Commerce Friday and Saturday for the East Texas State Invitational Tennis tournament. For the first lime this .spring Xettleton hopes to have Kay Daves and possibly other girl nettera in shape for competition. Bill Dixon will continue- hin battle with the slate's finest singles players, still seeking a first major tournament victory after three consecutive disappointments. Loser in but one match since entering high school. Lee's statc- champion doubles duo, Paul Como and Doug Bashrum, will be pointed for by every team in the giant tournament. Three weeks ago a San Antonio Jefferson pair rose up to defeat Como-Bashrum in the big upset of the year. Another Gander doubles team playiriK v^y well, Slan Arnor.t and Lc-roy Como, also are entfred in the Corvintc-rc'i- meet. Como-Kashnmi defeated Como- Antent in an all-Bay town finals at the Wichita Falls Invitational a wttk figo Saturday while Highland Park's Krfdie Sk-dge defeated Dix.0ft for the .singles title. Kraxil Wins frown MEXICO CITY —UP— Brazil, won the Pan-American soccer championship Sunday by battling to a 2 io 2 tie with Argentina that gave- it nine poinfs for the five- t j^amr- championship si-rios. Argen- | tina finfshwl second with seven. A rrvjWf! of St.OW saw (he Brazil-Argentina watch. l mark in the SSO-yard relay, 1:33.5. It was the most thrilling race of the day as Speer came from way behind to overtake Vaught, go ahead, only to be nipped at the payoff. •' . . Anahuac's Sam Wallace pushed the shot-put 32 feet 3 inrhe* to >n:ip the old record of 50 feet : Ji inches set by Kenneth HiUJ. Su^ai- Land, in 1954. Edward Anderson. Dayton, checked in with a 5:52.6 to tic the record in the mile-run. Dayton had 33 V; points. Anahuac 17, Tomball and Sweeny 12 and Sugar l>and 11. 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