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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

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Sports ——— Murray-Go-Round By TOM MURRAY Sports Editorials VOL 36, NO. 247 Monday, March 26, 1956 The answer was never, until Saturday, when Adnlph Rtipp included the brilliant Mustangs to a list of the'country's elite AV'IO will show in Lexington this winter. SMU Gave SWC Presige Boost - - RETURNING to school Monday morning were Head Coach Dan. Stallworth, Line Coaches Pete Sultis and Henry Armstrong along with backfield mentor, Slick Ellis, after attending the University of Oklahoma Coaching Clinic.- Wonderin' just how much national prestige Southern Methodist gleaned from its surge to fourth, place among the nation's collegiate basketball teams? How long has it been since a SWC team was invited to Kentucky's^ blue-ribbon invitational basketball tournament? more when Tommy lt.:hr;ts won ii ladder tournament ::t l~''''c to become the Owls' ~<o. 1 tennis player. Another great Gander tennis grad. Paul i Doodles i Wilkins, cur- Tiny Louisville showed Dayton rcntly plays third-singles on La- those two "upsets" during regular mar Tech's powerful net squad 1 , soason ' play were authentic vie- It just so happens that lightly* • .lories, whipping the nation's sec- regarded Lamar has one o'C the ond-ratcd Flyers, and osvon-foot nation's strongest tennis teams. Bill Uhl, for'the NIT crown Sat- Then there's still another Gander iirday night. doing a good tennis job. Rob Mid- Gaytown athletic prowess in dlclon, with the University of runny fields wiis e.nhanced evi:n Houston Cougars. Texas' Net Stars Here Friday-- tennis team, lit fswit Uiey'vc been downright lelhnriric. What's so amazing is that over the last five years there has been at. least one of a possible two state championships wind up at Robert E. Leo each spring. It can't be because Baytonians don't, appreciate athletics played we!!.'That what is it? Laziness? .Slate meet lime comes within •10 days anil new Texas champion* will lie named. They (|uit(i probably will come from ilte field at Xettletoit's tournament riuht here in Bnylown Friday. Can Dixon beat Art Foust. whom he defeated handily last spring? Art turned on Bill to swipe tin? Hearts Delight tourney title in March? Foust. Houston Austin flash, ••'.'as one of the first entries in the Bay town meet. Foust. Highland Park's Sledge. and Dixon are considered' the top three Jiieh school singles players in the state. Baytown has the current state championship doubles team in f'omo-Bashrum. But it's no worn out expression that uneasy is th- head that wears n crown. Dixon Beats S/edge-REL Sweeps Tennis Meet SHATTERED Old belied that you jmt cant move furniture and other' belonging! to * new home without «xces*ive d»m»(e and inconvenience. North American Vart Lines does it every day—in all . 48 itate*. Canad* and Atatka. HASTY TRANSFER 4 STORAGE CO. A. C. COKER, Owner 213 E. Texaa .\VHILK on the tennis subject . . . Gander Tennis Coach Clint, Xeitlelon. happily iroes about tbis week prepa.rittjr for the first annual, IlnytoH'n High School C'liampion.sliips at Lee courts Friday ami Suturday. Nefctleton has reworked the annual tournament, held in the past ; hy former Cander coach, Leo La- bordo. He's given it a new name and changed 1 the date away from tho Lee Relays. 'Ti's my desire to get the name Eaytown into the tournament," Clint, explained. Tbe meet, involving the state's best, biRb school tennis pluvers, luis been known ns the Rolxtrl K, Ij-e Invitational in tin; pasl- Hancisornf Clint is e*tra happy Monday, following his team's clean sweep of East Texas High Schools' Championship at Commerce Saturday. Hi.s Bili Dixon finally defeated Highland Park's Eddie Sledge while Paul Co mo and Doug- Bashrum grabbed their fourth major : tournament doubles championship. In the pust Baytonhins have, been rjs'ber Inx in biifUinji their Air Force Hard On Texas' Athletes- "I'M sure xUul they didn't convince me I should go into pilot- training." our old Air Force . frieml, .Icx> Connul was saying Sunday prior to Uvjinr off in the Heaumont 'Knt«;rpri«m Op*n HI Tyrri-l l*iiTk. Joe was referring to the dc^th of his former North Texas State roommate. Marion Hiskey, in an Air Force accident Friday. Hiskey was the fourth star Texas collegiate athlete to die in n fatnl Air Force cnickup in the last two years. I-'irxt it wa« Texas' great golfer. Morri- Williams, then fort. Arthur HIU! SMl'V Cotton Mills. -lust c-mipln' weeks ngo l'T"« Sloppy Browning, NCAA anil Olympic Diving champion, nnil now Iliskey. All died in US Air Force, jots. Add to this carnage Port Arthur's Frank Kidom. who died nftrr cracking up his automobile. and you have a terrible tale of misforture among- Texas' athletes. Joe. not «t his peak .since winning the British Open last year, is not too long out of Air Force blue where he was content to serve as a personnel services officer , . . .on the ground. Milking SJUD Houston State, take on more eminence as a borne for Kv-Gaialers. Guinti Bilker enrolled at the llunUvillc school nt mid-term, following u first semester at University of Houston. The 200-pound Gander All-Star game participant :tt San Antonio in August, will piny r'ther center or end. Kevin Loundsberry. 200. ami Ken Daw. 230. .should be starting" j Sam Houston pv.nrds in:.* fall while Kdwin Der.ny is a potrnt slugcer on Hi'.p Maionc's F.earkal baseball squad. A: Nine Looking Good Prep For District t.:i rorlfs win-lrippy bii^eluill tenni. boasting an S-I record losing only to the llaytown R-tealu. plays its last non-iiistrict game Tuesday before going into Dis- ti'ii'l -:*-AA pl«y April .t. .1". D. Rttrns' senior team finishes the practice season in a game nt Deer Park. The Bulldogs won consolation in the Webster-Dickinson Tournnmcnl, clefe-Uing D?er Park 4-.'5. After going 11 innings in |lu< first game. l»i I'oi-te flipped with T.a Miin|iie | ( > see which team would advance to the winner's round. La Marque won. thus scmling the Bulldogs into the title gr.nu 1 . Rur:i.s i;-.:-- s ; r; srr,ii)r5 nn hi.= sisrl- injr tenni: five returning lettermen. Lending 1'orle on the mound Is right-hander Terry Gray. The big returning letlerman will be working w;(li three soptuiniores, l!o:ig ['arson. Kichnnl Sinclair, niul left luimlcr Don McAlvany. Stai-tinir Bulldog r.-iti.-hnr is Rejr- ri'' Klhridgf. a scninr. McAlvnny will take ovpr first bnse when hi- isn't on the hill. Seniors l.am-r T<>rry. l.anny Dim- can, and I.en Tiizr.itfo rouiid out the infield a I second, (bird and >.liorl. Either Don Phillips nr Mike Ghent will go into left field. Both are juniors. ' Wayne Lee. a senior non-loHer- man, starts in center, nnrl Sophomore Don Cabinnsp. sroos in right. Cabincss. Ilimean. Rizr.uto. and Terry have led Bulldog hitting, with Duncan doing most of (he long ball pounding. La Porte';; rough district, made UP of Angleton. Alvhi, La Martiue, Webster, and Smiley plays :< double round robin. The Bullrings rnvn piny with Angloton on tho La Porte ili.'imom!. La Porte ilistrict ?che<!ulo is as follows: Ailgleton in L:i Porte, 6— Open for track meet. 10— nt Smiley. 1." — \Vr-bstor in La Pnrle. 17— at L;> Mnrriu^. :?n— .-it Alvin inisrh'l. 2-1— nt Anslcton ('niglitl. 27— Smilev in La Forte. 1— nt. Webster. -t— Open for tr.-JOk Apr. Apr, Apr. Anr. Apr. An:-. Apr. Apr-. May Mny . Mr.y S— T.a M;irque in Ln Porte. M.-iy 11— Alvin in La Porte. Kussjnns \Vin Track >Ieel PARIS. Fram-e — rp— Russian traek stars wo-i both t'ne men's and women'.': events nt the tnuli- tinnnl rHumnnite cross - country meet Pund.iy in their fii^t mnjor outdoor mces of this Olympic vear. 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Left's (cnnis tfum litnl iif» time for rc.joicinp over its first sweep »f- lioth singles, :mtl doubles championships at Coinniprce Saturday, with (heir own Baytown Championships coming- up Friday. Coach Clint Nettleton was busy XfoncTay morning trying to whip things into socket lor the big tournament at Robert E. Lee courts Friday and Saturday. " Tho tournament, re-named the Baytown Hizh School Champion- Going To Texas-Longhorns Get All-State Glass t'nivesrity of Trxa*' rebuildins J.onithorns havi- come up with .-mother jrrcsit Robert E. Lc« football player, All-State guard, Joe (Has*. Glass, whom Gander coaches at times have likened to Bay-town's All-America guard". Herbie Gray, made the announcement Monday morning. The 193-pound Glass will sign a Texas letter-of-intent the'same day as Cameron Gates, who announced his intention of enrolling at Texas Saturday. (!|a.ss will represent Haytown HI the Hi^ii School All-Star -ramc in Autrust. hr.viii«» been selected to play for the South team. The spartan Gander middlc- <ruard was an unanimous all-di.s- trict selection and was named District ?-lA's iv.oet outstanding defensive player by the Houston Press. Late maturing physically the stocky Glass has come a long way since he waa considered too little to ever play as a tiny sophomore. Amazingly, the rock-ribbed roii)jhhonse. has picked up 23 solid pounds since first day of 1955 football practice when he weighed in at 170. Hard-as-naiL? Glass was being sought by Baylor. SMU and Texas in the Southwest Conference with University of Houston in the Missouri Valley also seeking his services. . "I'd like to become an engineer,' 1 Glass offered, answering a question as to -bis reason for choosing the Univcrsitv of Texas i "After visiting the schools I just figured. Texas was the best nhiee to get it: ... besides I wanted to, play football with Cameron," Glass added. Glass was named to the Dallas fS<-c GLASS—Page 1.0) ships, will draw the state's finest high school tennis players and possibly some from as far away as Oklahoma. . . . Saturday Bill Dixon won his greatest, sijisrles victory, downing Highland Park's Eddie Sledge 7-5. ?,-(',, fi-3 for the East Texas Schools' Championships* singles crown. Dixon had twice been beaten by Sledge, mSking the victory for the , determined Baytown youngster the more refreshing. Paul Como and Douglas Ba-sh- rurn stopped Highland Park's Bob Coc and Pete Winstead 6-0. 6-0, for the doubles championship. The terrific Baytown duo. in winning their fourth major tournament title this spring, never lost more than a single game in any set during the tournament. A capacity crowd jammed the seating capacity to watch Sledge igain defeat Dixon. 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