The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 22, 1956 · Page 25
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March 22, 1956

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 25

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Spor/s — Murray-Go-Round By TOM MURRAY Sports Editorials 25 Rock's Happy Russell's A Junior-- FULLY REALIZIN' more'll probably result, we're still gonna' dedicate this little ditty to cleaning up some mistakes popping up the last 10 days. First, nobody likes to make mistakes as such. But since 'we're gonna' pull our share, it's a pleasure to realize 'twas wrong information printed here that Lee's fine half-miler, John Russell, is a senior. John David, as his intimates call him, is but a junior, making that sizzling 880 he clipped off in the Lee Relays to win the sprint-medley for the Ganders, in record time, all the more pleasing. Beverly Rockhold didn't have a clock on Russell, but after the"meet mused, "He surely went under two-flat, I'm almost positive." If Rockhoid's "almost positive," ain't nobody else got any comeback. Fine Gander runners, like Vic Davis and Pat Bonds, never did get under two-minutes for the half? Another booboo was a line in Monday's epistle, reading, "He's (Rockhold) taken his greatest squad• in'years and Friday night had them beating or scaring heck outa' the best in. Southeast Texas." It shoulda' been, as any Gander fan knows, "He's taken his greenest squad in years ... ." That one we'll give to Willie Day, our buddy who sets this thing, with m\ assist to us for not catching it. : If Jerry Capps is confused he's more than within his rights^ Last Thursday we started a column off with, "Andvhe was too," Beverly Rockhold chuckled as he read an Amarillo report of Biliy Walker's victory in the 440-yard dash at Laredo." It was supposed to lead up to the fact Capps' name had been spelled "Cha'pps" by the Amarillo scribe. But our proof-readers are just too good. They whacked out that superflous 'h' and thereby gave less meaning to this literary dodge than usual. Donnie, Gray, Wayne Shine As Aqs SHADES OF 1955! Those, three Gander baseball stars. Donnie Hulluin, Gary Harrington and Wayne Balke, casting their lots with the Texas Aggies don't know where to quit. They were-the stars of Monday's 17-8 Fish victory over AHen. Academy Ramblers. Hullum, All-State Baytown pitcher, went the route, struck out an amazing 16 men and gave up but five hits. Balke has been the surprise of early season Fish play, nailing clown a regular shortstop job. Hullum and Herrington's talents are obvious but Wayne never quite reached his peak, despite more than adequate play at shortstop for Lee. Donnie must be pretty happy about the situation. His mother always said, "Donnie doesn't think he's doing any good unless he strikes out everybody." Remember Carl Trepagnier. the powerful little Texas City first-baseman? Carl's currently leading hitter for SMU's Colt baseball team, after surprising everybody with a tremendous year at halfback last fall. Bubba. McLean's being selected to the South All-Star football squad tops the frosting for the great natural athlete, the first Deer Park youngster ever to make all-state \n two different sports. A multi-talented trackman, McLean could be the key to Deer Park's success in the cinder sport. He and William Henderson, another great all-around athlete, are two agates Deer coach, Shorty Hughes, has in his marble bag this spring. Fabied Jimmy Carpenter, yet another natural, was Deer Park's representative at the 1955 All-Star game, where his tremendous defensive half-back play saved the South from certain defeat. Jimmy's currently enrolled at Rice, and is a candidate for Jess Neely's 1956 grid Owls. District Baseball Race Opens Friday Ganders Clash With Freeport By TOM MTJKRAY Sun Sports Editor Ferocious Freeport, returning seven of nino startfirs, helps •folin Adams' Kobert E. Lee Gamler.s open District 32A.4 baseball phiy, Friday, in a 3:30 p.m. Oiler Park clash. The game was switched to an afternoon hour, with refusal of the weather to break and become spring-like. Sophomore Lucas Vegas will eo to the mound for the Ganders, nf eking a victory over Coach Virgil (Ike) Eikenbenj's hard- hitting Exporters. Adams chose the cool Vegas to seek a right start for the Ganders in defense of the co-championship they won last spring, despite wholesale graduation of men who carried the team, to third-place in the state tournament. , Monday Vegas twirled a one- hitter as his mates pounded a 4-0 victory over potent Pasadena in the semi-final Texas TournamenL contest. Thursday the Ganders were minus three, regulars, including Ouko Jones, .solid right-handed pitcher. Third-baseman George Miles and Left-fielder Charles .Mills join Jones in a hit of virus, the malady currently sweeping Robert E. Lee. With Don Walker out indefinitely on a twisted knee, Adams' pitching-gtaff has been sharply pruned. Soph lefty, Steve McWil- 1 Jams, and 1 Freddie Huey are capable of taking up the slack, however. Adams will have workman Ted Dodd behind the plate with hard- hitting Artie Oviedo at first. Bobby Sanders, much improved with his hitlinjr, will open at second. Keith Mixon, sharp soph, will replace Miles'at third if he's not ready to go. Veteran Winston Porter returns to shortstop while Mills, if he's able, ^opens in left. Barry Lancaster in right and Charles "Esterak in cente*. Lancaster missed the •'•.frigid 1 South Park game Tuesday with a twisted. ankle. He may be limited against 1 the Exporters. Eikenberg likely will go with Leo Wleczyk or Dickie Coulter on the mound. Both are returning 1955'starters. FRESHMAN BOSS - . - - By Alan Mover They Clash Tonight -- WA<? OHLYPAUTOr &LL5 £6t,OQO OUeynorl'Mo'LL BE Oti !.1 LSPTAfiP CATCftW $ IWSJ rfJdfiINQ OPS,'ISO. LEA6/JS OF t ».'c4 by Km M MAVffl. REL Tennis Brigade Invades East Texas Rolxrl K. Lw's touring tennis brigade departed Thursday TIOOH for Commerce where Hill Dixon, Viuil Conin, and Dons Ba.shrum compete in Friday and Satur- teflon To Begin Early In Freeport Golf Tournament Even before some people are out of bed. action begins in Freeport'."; big invitational high school golf tournament Friday morning. Frank James' Robert E. Tx>n Ganders arc one of the respected entries after winning their first match of hte season, a five-way Baytown Junior High swinger, Fred Marti, will play singles in the junior high division. •Jockey Suspended SAX BRUNO, Calif. —UP— Veteran Jockey Gerald Yeutter was day's East Texas Schools' Championships. The two-day meet, sponsored by East Texas State Teacher's College, draws the top tennis players from across the state. The entry \vas limited to one singles player and one doubles team. Jience the light Baytown entry. Gander Conch Clint Xettlrton was forced to Ieav<> behind a pretty fair doubles team. Stan . \nicnt iiml Ix-roy Como, a pair who parlayed their talent into n finals spot in the tough Wichita Kails Invitational. That they lost to Como-Bashrum was anticlimax. But they v.'ill be ready for the Baytown High School Championship.? next Friday and Fridov. „. " . .,,.-,.• srrnm for the rcnwimng •!.-. days The Ganners are led bv Captain n _ , - ,, Charles Wilson and Harfy Bonds, of the nlcotln ? Thursday m the juniors who both made the team as wake of a drastic suspension by sophomores *he board of stewards. Official? of " Gordon Wilson and Barton Bruce J&^^baK %\X round out the lop four. J!1ff Wednesday after films of a Completing the sevn-mad Gander Monday race comnnc.ecl them he squar are Bob Stephens, Emil Bow- had failed "to let his mount run ornian and Joe Huggins. to the full extent of her ability." CBS Columbia's FULL FIDELITY TV CONSOLE "21" (270 Sq. Inch Screen) Handsome 21 - inch mahogany finish wood open - face console model of simple, clean lines Expanded screen. Super - power Cas- code tuner. Built-in antenna. Also available in blonde wood cabinet. NOW ONLY 199 95 Model 3C629A See It Today-at Kovar's! Open Evtry Night Until 8:00—fxctpt Sunday WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL KOVAR APPLIANCE CO. 22f Eflsf Tern 6012 ffayway Drive Woo ster Phone 5004 or 7438 Ph6ne 7383 Eagles Enter Valley Meet In Liberty Lloyd Keller's Barbers Hill Kasles. winners in one meet and near victors in another, make another track bid Saturday when they go to the Trinity Valley Relays in Liberty. The sharp looking Katies enter the moi.'. behind the running of speedy Gordon Speer and a wide variety of point makers. Besides Speer's winning times in the 100-yard dash and his anchor duties in the relays, the Kagles can boast of fine point makers in the pole vault with Donnie Myers and in the high jump with Shorty Morgan. Myers, Dan Hooks, Hod Harmon. and Speer make up the Barbers Hill winning relay team. The Eagles came in second behind Deer Park in htcir own relays last week by a fraction of a point. Prelims in the Liberty meet will got underway at l^:'W p.m. in the Liberty high school .stadium. Vina is will .mart at 6:"0 p.m. in the (.lass B invitational meet. Barbers Hill will also be greatly helped in the meet by the return of sprinter Hol!i.« N"ao,\iin, Kolloy said that he was not sure where X;wiin wonld run. but th.-nl the speedster w^uid be fitted in to sortie r,r the events. Ponies Scared Of Dons?(~ Hollia Hood, another '55 regiilar, will do the catching and Terry Stein, '55 third-baseman, opens at first Hobby Spencer, 12AA all-district second-baseman, returns for another go with. Jerry Spence, another top '35 hand, at third. Only newcomer in the Infield is Gary Wilcox at shortstop, replacing Jimmy Williams. Two regulars go in the Exporter outfield. Don Hurt in left and Bill Frezzell in right Willie Davenport is the only new face in the outer garden. EVANSTON, 111. — UP San Francisco's undefeated basketball team aims for its second straight NCAA championship Thursday night and Coach Phil Wolpert -expected that rival Southern Methodist would have fears of the potent Dons. The Dons, winners of their last 53 games, were an eight - point choice to defeat the Southwest Conference champion, winners of their last 19, in one semifinal clash. Iowa's Big Ten titlehoJders, with a IB-game winning streak, were rated nine points better than Temple for the other semifinal. Wolpert said his team was "a little better balanced, a little better on the boards, a little better shooting' and with a little more bench strength" than last year's club which captured the NCAA title from defending' champion LaSalle. But the team will miss K> C. Jones, a standout a year ago who was. ineligible for this tournament because he has played in three previous season. "The .amazing thing about this club is that they continue to. win," Wolpert said. "In a Jot of games they have had a real good.chance to get beat and the fact that they haven't cracked is a good sign." Should the Dons win the tournament it would be the first time in history that a team has repeated. Oklahoma A&M won in 194>5 and 1946, while Kentucky won in 1948 and 1949. . , SAVE I UP TO I $1,000.00 OX A NEW 1956 DODGE ERNIE DITTMAN 707 EAST TEXAS' duel at Baytown Country Club last Sl . r atched from the Tanforan pro- Saturday at Lee Courts. Best svhoolnoy tennis players in the state will be on hand for the tournament, under a new name and a new date. The tournament had always been overshadowed by the long popular Lee Relays. To sain breathing room anil attract more attention to the terrific tournament, Xettleton moved the, date buck two weeks. At Commerce Dixon will play the likes of Eddie Sledge, great. High- j land Park star, who defeated the defending state finalist at. 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