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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 7

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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
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Tuesday, March 27, 1950 •Sports Murray-Go-Round By TOM MURRAY Are Houston Relays Changed? HOUSTON SI'OKTS writers claim Uio "new" Jlouston Kelays will rnntch or surpass any other Illicit school meet In tin; state ... It won't be the sunn!, then, when tho teams begin running Thursday. For a hijr-cily operation the Houston meet has been the most slipshod, most neglected of any meet we've seen . . . like last year ... they mistakenly ran prelims in the 440-yard relay staggered so that Robert E. Lee broke a world's record. La Forte's Arlcn Dunham, third- team Little Ail-American Texas Lutheran tackle, has been named the school's most valuable foot- hall player ... a junior, he'll try to make that first selection this fall. What can you tell in spring practice.? . . . Imt several who peeked at tho University of Oklahoma spring training claim the Sooncrs don't npcur nearly as sharp as lust year . . . They say if Aimhuuc's Hank Wheeler has lii.s way the Panthers won't bo contenders too long in district «0-A. The former SM.U lad wants a championship team at Anahuae and is building the groundwork for one . . . Deer Park's Bubba McLean is undecided between Baylor, SMU and Texas but admits he likes Texas and Baylor. "Gosh, it's hard to make up your mind," Bubba said last week, between breathers as he worked out for the Trinity Valley Relays he later helped the Deer win. "I thought I'd just miike up my mind in a hurry ad go there, but it's not thai simple. AVhen you go to thinking that once your decision i.s made, that's it, you begin to wonderin' if you're capable of making the right choice," (he all-stale hipper-dip- por quarterback moaned. Yillareal Does Mile In Amazing 4:11.2 ONE OF W. -T. Stokesley's Del Mar coaches thinks there's no doubt the fix-Gander and '55 Junior College All-America, tackle will wind up at the University ot Texas. "That's where ho really wants to go and they want him . . . besides he's a good friend of Louis Del- Homme" . . . There's a good chance Deer Park's All-State Case center. Wilbert Biggott, could snub the SWC for a smaller school. At least one grass-root college thinks it has the inside track on tho limber 6-5 youngster . . . Reports say Jerry Adams, alternate right-fielder for John Adams' 1955 Gander baseball team, is starting for the Abilene Christian "Wildcats. Texan* should be pin forjrfttiii}: about Wes Santeo. For it may be n kid from the Lono Star htiite who ne\t breaks the four-minute mile. Texas' frosh mile-sensation. Joe Villareal toured 1 the gruelling 5,230 feet in 4:11.2 seconds Friday in a time-trial at Memorial Stadium. That unofficially broke the national freshman record of 4:11.7 seconds, set by Wisconsin's Don Cehrman. The Corpus Christ! comet should dniiv much of the attention at the upcoming Texas Relays, despite the presence of Eddie Southern. Wally Wilton. Holiis Gainey and the rest. W« .still feel field-events can become just us crnwd-apppalinsr n.s ninny races if there were some way they could bd displayed in .view of the track crowd. Instead, these events usually take place so far away it's hard for spectators to recognize their own kids, let alone what they do. Joe Glass thinks maybe the biggest thrill he gleaned "from a very complete football season at middle- guard for the semifinalist Ganders came from his crunching open- field block on Port Arthur's 215- pound Ray Comeaux . . . Dick Oliver called it a clip. Anyway the roughhouse Coineaux was carried off the field . . . and how can head-on be called clippinjr? REL Golfers To Isle Meet Coach Frank James' Gander golfers go through their last prc- district wamiup Friday, entering .the Galveston Invitational at the Island Municipal course. A week from Friday Baytown returns to the .same layout to defend its district championship, April 6. '.1 his Friday James is taking his first five players to compete with Ihe area's best. That would include Harry Bonds. Charles and Gordon Wilson, Barton Bruce and Bob Stephens. Each .school is allowed to enter Uvu four-man team.? at htc District men. .7 a mi's will have his first eight in thai meet. Tomorrow - Straw Hat Day Combining tones of golden champagne and muted grey, the exclusive, new Dobbs "Champagne and Caviar" straw will be seen wherever well-dressed men gather. In finest Milan with narrower brim and tapered crown, it comes in cither Champagne with grey band or Caviar grey with champagne band. Wo arc one of the many fine stores ihrougiioul- the country who feature "Branded Merchandise" BAYTOWN The Store of Personalized Service In Baytown Tennis Tourney By TOM MUKRAY Sun Sports Editor How (food are JPaul Ct»>io and liiuihrum, the Ganders' de- state high school doubles champions? 'No better chance will the fans of this area receive to find out than the Baytown High School Tennis Championships Friday and Saturday at Lee 'courts. For entered is the only pair to defeat Como-Bashrum since they started high school competition, last spring as green sophomores, Jimmy Moses and Bob .Mooney, of San Antonio Jefferson. And (o make things more complicated lor the terrific Baytown <luo, Chico Almarez and Raul Mirelcs,. the Falturrias pair who had them all but beaten in the Hearts Delight tournament .finals will also be here. Almarez and Mireles had Corno- Eashrum down 5-2 in the fifth and deciding set before the Baytown .kids rallied for a 7-5 set victory to win the match and the championship. Despite losing' the San Antonio Invitational' to Moses-M coney, Como-Bashrum have won four major state high-school tournaments. After taking the Hearts Delight title they won the Port Arthur Indoor Doubles crown, the Wichita Falls Invitational and tliis past week-end defeated Highland Park's Bob Coe and Pete Winstead for the East Texas championships. Another feature of the tournament is certain to be the renewal of a long rivalry between Bay- town's singles king, Bill Dixon, and Houston's Art Fouet, two* of the states top three. Foust, intent upon repaying 1 Dixon for wholesale defeats as a junior last spring, was one of the first singles entries in the Robert E. Lee two-day tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Friday. Dixon beat Foust at the Robert E. Lee Invitational, in several practice meets and at the regional tourney last year. But the Houston. Austin youngster edged Baytown Bill at Falfurrias for Prep For Houston Relays Lee Ganders Race Clock the Hearts Delight championship. After JDghlancl Park's Eddie Sledge stopped Dixoa in San'An- tonio semis, Foust then handily defeated the Dallas youngster for a second consecutive major tournament victory. Gradually-: reaching the top of his game, Dixon finally defeated Sledge for the East Texas championship Saturday at Commerce. Sledge had also beaten the Gander star in Wichita Fall.? Invitational finals. Coach Clint Xeftleton, between." administrative problems entailed by the big tournament, Monday had his kids working on singles play, especially the doubles team*. They were running a lot to assure top condition. "I am trying to get Dixon to play a litle ; . more aggressively," ls r ettleton offered.. •;. "I want him to hit a little harder and start taking more ctuui- ces. I think that's what life needs more than anything else. Tuesday time-trials. Beverly Rockhold will wind up his Gander track performers and turn them loose at 4 p.m. Tuesday in time-trials preparatory to entering the big Houston Relays Thursday at Public School Stadium. Featuring Monday's over-distance work was quarter-miler, Carl Young, whom Rockhold says, "looked better than at anytime this year." Young will be a lad to keep your eye on as he seems to be coming into his own to challenge Jerry Capps as the best Gander quarter-miler. The lithe Young whipped off a brilliant first-lap of the mile-relay at Freeport, Friday night, despite Lee's losing to Lamar by five- yards. If Anton Smajstrla and Buddy May, both sick last week, could round into shape these three, along with Capps, may begin beating Lamar's "bally-hooed foursome. Rockhold will hold time-trials in the 100-yard dash, the 220, both, hurdles, the 440-yard dash, Ganders Play Aldine -Vegas After First Win Lucas Vegas, hard-luck Gander sop homo re right-hander, goes after his first victory iu district 12AA for the second consecutive time Tuesday at Aldine. The game begins at 3:30 p.m. at Aldine High School field. Vegas and his Gander mates will be looking for their first district baseball victory, having lost a heart-breaking 1-0 game to Freeport in u nine-inning Oiler Park game Friday. In other district action Freeport: (1-0) hosts Spring Branch (0-1) Galena Pork (1-0) rind Pasadena tangle at Pasadena in. a 7:30 game, and. Ball High, (0-1) jfoes to Texas City (1-0). Thursday Baytowp. hosts Spring- Branch, Aldine goes to Galena Park. Freeport visits Galveston and Texas City invades Pasadena. Gander coach. John Adams, will have Ted Dodd bebir?. the plate again as both Bayto-. •-, and Aldine try to win a district .. ame. Vasadcna opened District piny with ii 7-0 victory over the Bears Friday. Artie Oviedo returns to first- base with Tri-Captain Bobby Sanders at second. George Miles opens at third and Tri-Captain V.'inston Porter is at shortstop. The outfield will have Charles Mills in left. Barry Lancaster in right with hard-throwing Charlie Esterak in center. Adams will have Ixifty Steve MrAVilliams and Fre<l JIucy for relief of Vegas. Thursday he plan* to start lanky curve-balling: Duke Jones against the Carver Fourth In Relays Af Port-Arthur PORT ARTHUR — (Sp>— Baytown's Carver High School finished fourth in the annual Lincoln Relays here Saturday, racking 26vi points. Powerful Houston Jack Yates and Port Arthur's host Lincoln, tiod for the championship at 3S-"i. Houston Whcatlcy scored 27-" 1 i to finish runnerup just ahead of Carver. Coach Roy .Hutching' Panthers failed to win a first-place but took five seconds. The Carver 4-SO-yard relay of Robert Burns, Earnest Brown, Archie Lewis and Dan Hildreth were second while the mile-relay team of Burns. Brown, Lewis and James Blackshcnr came in fourth. Alvin Richardson took second in tho broad-jump with 20-." while Bfnckshear was third with 20-2. Earl Malonc was second in the shot with a put of 49-11. Richard- sou was thin! -1<I-S. Malone took another second in tho discus with a toss of .142-6. Richardson was fourth at 136-.1. Myrtiss took second in the high- jump at 5-10 and Joe Morgan tied with three olhor s for third. Gander Bees Play Cleveland Nine Robort E. Loc's Gander Boos entertain tho Cleveland vnrsity in a practice 'baseball game at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Oilor Park contest will open with risht-Jiander Charles Lyons on I he mound for Baytown. .limmy Harrison will start behind the pb.te for Bnytown with Bob Lloyif r.t first base. Mike SeliNvendoman opens su seeonci-bnso with either Gene Smith or Johnny Williams at third while Lyn Dooley will be at shortstop. David Bryant will go in leftfield with Albert Elliott in right and Johnny Holloway in center. \Ylvnt consumption por person in tho U.S. declined firmi 310 pounds in if-0!> to an estimated .173 pounds in 105. E MORROW GENERAL CONTRACTOR DIAL 2464 heavy-hitting Spring Branch replacement in center-field. The sophomore lefty hurled a one-hit _The Gander boss could use Me- 3-1 victory over Bryan Saturday a pinch-hitter or a and cracked a long triple. _ Williams as 880-yard run and the mile. There is no open 440 or 830 at the Houston meet but the two are incorporated in the sprint medley and mile-relays. "They're coming along," Rockhold said of his team after Monday's practice. Terry King was working for pole-vault form around 10-6, despite painfully sore stomach muscles. 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