The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 29, 1956 · Page 23
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 23

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, March 29, 1956
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Sports Murray-Go-Round By TOM MURRAY Sports Classified Page 23 Fans Sports Weary, But Love It« EVERY week-end is a busy sports session for Bayton- ians, but how about the one coming up? Thursday the Ganders enter the colorful Houston Relays, the baseballers host sluggin' Spring Branch, Louis Davis' Bees have a game with Deer Park and all area teams are involved in Angleton's Wildcat Relays. .Friday and Saturday at Lee and Humble Courts Tennis Coach Clint Nettleton displays the state's best players in the Baytown High School Championships. Friday night John Adams' Gander baseballers meet Bay City in the first round of West Columbia's strong high school invitational tournament. . _ Friday morning Frank James' Gander golfers begin teeing off in Calveston's one-day Invitational and Little League baseballers have begun working out. If a sports lover isn't in hog heaven around here he am t Then that's not including Southwest Conference baseball, tennis and golf easily accessible by several means ;of . transpo. • . Been thinking about the Texas Relays next week? It does give one a giddy feeling to Anticipate what really could happen at the annual show-piece of college- high school cinder carnivals. Imagine having Texas' fabulous Eddie Southern and Abilene Christian's Bobby Morrow in front of the peepers for two days. Then there's the great Wally Wilson, also with 111., and Texas' freshman miler, Joe Villareal, who only last week did an astounding 4:11.2 mile. And Texas' Hollis Gainey. Bobby Whilden, Texas A and M's Bobby Gross in the shot-put, or Baylor's Clyde Hart, 9.5 sprinter. • How About Those Texas Relays?- BUT WAIT . . . that doesn't scratch the surface. Fans'll get a look at Cinderella Baylor, winner of more meets this season than over the last 10 years. .Can the Bears go in Texas Relay competition? Is Jack Patterson's magic that resourceful? Baylor has twice shocked the University of Texas sprint-relay team with 40.9 clockings. And the University of Houston is aching to get back into that fight for national supremacy in the one-lap shuttle. Baytown fans are wondering what Wilson and his longtime Gander buddy, Vic Davis, are gonna' do with each other. They'll be enemies for only the second time in their careers, with Davis at Baylor. Wilson was the victor at Fort Worth's Southwestern Relays, but both have been pointing for the Texas Relays . , . one of their favorite meets. So much for Texans. Southern has done the quarter in 47.2 and Morrow has blazed the 100-yard dash in 9.3 but have you ever seen a javelin-thrower pump the spear 245 feet? Yexxr-s rrc used to Southwest Conference performers and the?,- KO-icct tosses. But Kansas' Les Bitner will be on hand at Ai;^,in with, a 246 feet one-inch throw to,his record. himself did but 190 in the Texas Relays as a junior but now threatens the 219-8'•_• record set back yonder in 1937 by Hardin Simmons' Alton Terry. Like Wes Santee the last two years. Bitner or shot-putter Bill Nieder. coulS give Kansas another glamour star. Nieder has put the shot 59 feet 9V 4 inches, the greatest distance ever made by a collegian. Former Aggie Darrow Hooper's 1951 record of 54-7V 2 is in immediate danger. Bat Don't Forget Rock's Ganders « CANT KEEP those Sooners out of anything. Oklahoma's Robert Van Dee will be seeking his third consecutive Texas Relay discus championship. He has thrown the platter past 168 feet this spring. Morrow seems a long-shot bet lower the 21-year-old 9.4 century mark, held jointly by Texas' Chink Wallender and Tuianc Ed Neugass. Van Dee, Georgia Tech's Carl Vareen. West Texas State's Ray Burrus and Kansas' Al Oerter all threaten the Texas Relay discus record, 172-11, set in 194S by Minnesota's Fortune Gordien. Gnrdien is the present world-record holder at 194 feet six inches. Rice's Wesley Hight took the high-hurdles with a good 14.8 last spring but is Very likely to surrender this year to TCU's Bill Curtis. The flying Frog has twine done 14-flat and seemr. headed for the Olympics. Improving all the time, Baytown's youthful Robert E. Lee Ganders may give their faithful more than a little to be happy about in the high school division. Beverly Rockhold's getting an amazing amount of hidden talent from his mile-relay team. If things go right from here on in they could give La mar fits all the way to the state meet. Bill Finch is already one of (ho state's finest shot-putters and improving steadily. Prentice Davis is not far behind. The Ganders' sprint-medley relay team. Carl Young. Buddy May, Anton Smajstrla and John Russell should be one of the state's best and Jerry Capps already has one of Texas' better 440-yard clockings. 50.3, at Freeport. Like Rockhold says, ''They're coming along allright,.'' For many they're coming along too allright! SWC Nines Have A Bad Day Only TCU Manages To Score Victory Net Tourney Draws Top Talent ilay in the. Baytown High School San Antonio Jefferson's Harriet wealthy meet, beginning at 9 a.m. Jliampionships Friday and Sat- Pullen and Houston Austin's Betty Friday. irrtay, it has teen announced on Foust were late entries in Clint Can Kaye Daves, reaching P-ay- By TOM MtrRKAY pla Sun Sports Editor ' Champi Texas' hvo foremost hijfh urtlay, sinsrles players will the evt- of the giant tournament. Nettleton's fabulously talent ing condition alter a late start, „ ,.„ n.f~ff. ' " '• .if PAUL COMO DOUG BASHRUM CLEST XETTLETOX BELL DDCOX CAX TT HAITEX again? Thai question will be answered Friday and Saturday when Gander Team's Coach Xettleton's Baytowti Championships are played at Len and Humble Courts. This happy scene above came shortly after the Hearts Delijrht Invitational at FaJfurrins where the Ganders tied for the team championship. Como-Bashrum are holding the doubles trophy, Xettleton the team- trophy and Dixon, the runnerup singles award. Gander Guard To Play For The Bear'- CORKV GRUBE PICKS AGGIELAND AS NEW 'HOME' Corky Grulw", one of Robert hard-hitting- Grube on JJbeir all- ''I realize I would never have University of Texas as well as u" I «.*•„ ..MKiitiu- furtthttll h«»rm"ii. flfsfri^t- fnnmc n-rttfrtn *u« ^HSM.-IQ f« vilai- fnnt-nall A an/3 AT match the games of these tv/o young ladies? Miss Daves won District 13AA singles championship last spring as a sophomore. Two more powerful boys' doubles t-ams and another, top . singles layer were' added to the tournament roster Wednesday. Mac White and Glenn Ne Smith, Corpus P^ay. who defeated the anders' No. 2 doubles team, Stan .meat anc? Loroy Como, at San .'.ntonio, will be here. White and Ne Smith were edged by Brack's powerful Boh Mooney and Jim Moses, in Alamo City finals. Mooney and Moses, also here, beat Lee's state championship duo, Paul Como and Doujs; Bashrurn, in San Antonio semifinals. Added to the powerful boys' "-.ngles. entries , has "been Spring Irancii's Don Fuller, considered ie fifth best high school player .ii the.state.:. , '• . Fuller ; w1H draw the fourth seed 1 1 the Baytown Championships be- ind Houston Austin's terrific Art bust, ; Baytown's Bill'Dixon and ;=an Jacinto's Ronnie Fisher. Xo other tournament in the state thus far, except the giant San Antonio carnival, has drawn as many as four of the state's top five boys' singles stars. Had Eddie , Sledge, Highland Park's terrific player, been able to compete Baytown fans would have had them all here for two days. Sledge Is considered a toss-up with Lee's Bill Dixon for the second best prep singles player in Texas. Nettleton, in lent upon clearing the decks in order that only semifinal and final matehes are left for Saturday, will run oft over 50 Friday. Play through: the quarterfinals E. Ler's unsung football heroes, is bended for Ajreielnnd. The 135-pound Gander guard informed A. and M Assistant Coach Willie Zapalac Wednesday that he would accept an Aggie scholarship offer. Handsome Grube. one of the most underrated football players in District S-SA last fall, will sign an Aggie Icttcr-of-inlent Monday. Grube Is one of the ln«1s who came through last full when all wcincd lost for tin- Guilders. Up from the Junior Varsity he had not one minute of 4A grid experience. Yet he started every one of Lee's 12 games at left-guard, helping pace them to a state semifinal berth. Two S-4A coaches chose the district teams. "All my life,'' Grube answered a question as to how long he'd wanted to become a fighting Texas gotten the chance to play football A and M. up there, though if I hadn't been He will gr adua te from Kobert in the Baytown system playing for E. Lee in May and report to Gander coaches,'" he enthused. Aggiejand in September for fall Grube was being sought by the training with the Aggie Fish. HMEfRAtttStN; STATE RESERVE LIFE "$•• M. Btfort You Di*" - in both boys' and girls': divisioni will be completed Friday. Girls' play'is set for Humble Courts, on Friday. • . ; All semifinal and finals however are scheduled for Lee Courts. Moses-Mooney, rated the state's top high school doubles combo, will be facing Lee's second-seeded state championship team.: Como-Bashrum. FalfumaV third-seeded Chico Almarez and Itaul Mireles,: '.Ray's strong pair plas San Antonio : Jer- fersbn's Wally Folks and John Kell, among others. ' ._ •.•:. Jerry Strickler fills the"Roi> ert E. Lee ; en try, :,. competing in singles with Dixon. ,; : .. Horace Mann. girls' entries are Wilma Ehrhardt and: Ellen Davis, singles, with Lea Moore and Darline Fox in doubles.,:,, ; Sammy Hughes and >rarvki Levine are Horace Mann boys' singles^competitors while Boh Wallace and Carlos Carpenter are in doubles, along with MacHhid- man and Earl Harvey. ; f Baytown Junior High''Is-enter- ing only boys 'with Don Williams in singles. Jerry Walters and Jimmy, Brummett make .up. one Red Goslin doubles team with Mike. Lawless and Bo.b Hunter 'anothfe. BUY A HEW 1956 FORD BEFORE LICENSE TIME (April 1st) Thod Felton's COKKY OHl'BK He'll Plnv For "the Bear.' Rv 1'MTKP PRKSS ers didn't faro. too well Wednesday. and Texas Christian was the only one of (hive team." which managed a victory in exhibition TCU whipped Sain Houston H lo 7 in Huntsviile, Brooke Army Medical Center bra! the University of Texas 0 to S in Austin, ami Nebnu-ka defeated Rice S to 5 in 1 limston. No inpre conference games are set this week, as all schools take Kaster holidays. Dick O'Neal pitched the Frogs past the Be.'U-kais. and Rub While supplied the big punch at the plate. for TCU with a single, triple and three-run homer. A six-run fifth inning: by the I 1953 JEEP ^ Station Woqon ?v I? Loaded jf Like New I WILLIS con I NASH CO. a. ' Army team overcame a fi-2 Texas lead, and the Longhorns fell short with a late inning rally that produc.od three runs in the eighth. Reliefer Bill Keppel got credit for the Comet victory anrl Oren Rnek- ellew \vt\s tagged with the Texas loss. Jerry flood and Jiiinny Adams hi( home runs l^ir the Longhorns. The Rice infield made seven errors ami Nebraska scored eiy!-t unearned runs to win. The Corn- huskers ami Owls play again in Houston Thursday. Relief pitcher Gene Torczon got credit for the Nebraska win and another reliefer. Rice's Jimmy Ashmore. was charged with the loss as Riee outhit the rornhusls- ers 11 to 0 but fell victim to it.s own leakv defense. Weds K PARIS —TIP— Georges Carpentier, the former world lightheavy- wei«ht champion, secretly marrioJ a pretty, ex-mo.lel last month, it was revealed Thursday. Tlio bride i-f 29-venr-ol(l Rrigitte ^tas'sis, who is P,X years younger than Carpentier. Jockey Ifrt^ Tliroe Winner* ..MIAMI'. MU. — vr — TIP - jo Robhy Tssory rorle three winners Wednesday at Gulfstieam Pack, The feature race was won by Prince N<w, «-!vo fy.>i<I S-'.IO for ?2 as (lie favorite of 13,001 fans. Stan Going All Out For Batting Title Uy UMTKI) I'RKSS Stan Mi;sial wasn't fooling when ho saiil ho was "jroinfr all out' 1 to win his seventh National League bnttiHR title this year. Tlio grout St. Louis Cardinal slugger laughed when he said he "had to win the title because I haven't had a raise in salary in five years." there's nothing funny to XL pitchers about his ..V>S grapofiuit Icr.sruc batting average. "Stan the Man" won batting titles in 10-t,". 1916. 1918, 19,')0. :l!)M and 19fi2—and in virtually every instance built up a quick lead on his rivals with a teiTit'ift surge early in Hi" season. Obviously, that's what the .".Vyear old slugger is aiming to do thi.s year and.ob- viously lie's tuned up his batting oyo for that all-important fast start. Mtisial had one of his best days of the spring Wednesday whon he blasted a double ami two singles to drive in three runs and lead Ihe 'Cardinals to a K'.-l thrashing of the Cincinnati Hedlegs. The three runs batted in gave Musial a total of 12 for the spring ilut ing which he's collected 19 hits, including three homers and three doubles, in W trips to the plate. Willie Mays, singled out by Mu- Sial as likely to be one of his principal rivals for the title, weighed in with his seventh home run of the opening and Ift.VI World Series hero Dusty K'nodes clouted No. 5 to give the New York Oiants a fi-Tr derision over the Raltimoro OrW-v;. ft \V: S 'N llie CiAtll?' fif':1 \-ietory over the Orioles in six ti'ies.' BUCK TURN SELLS FOR LESS Don't You Wish Everybody Could! THE 1956 CHEVROLET'S GOT IT ... IT'S GOT THE POWER « 4 TERRIFIC TERRIFIC ENGINES, V-8s AND 6s! IT'S GOT THE LOOKS - INSIDE AND OUT! IT'S GOT THE FINEST ENGINEERING! £ R FOR A AND THAT'S NOT ALL! ITS GOT BUCK TUR DEALER . . . AND HE GIVES fOU« 1. LOWEST ROCK BOTTOM PRSCES 2. HIGHEST TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE 3. LOWEST FINANCE CHARGES! 4. BEST AFTER - SALE SERVICE! TRADE TODAY FOR CHEVROLET! BUCK TURNER CHEVROLET CO. 115 NORTH MAIN PHONE 8207 10 EAST TEXAS

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