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-THE SELMA TIMES-JOURNAL-SUNDAY, MAY 11, 1969 Sports Beat Auburn Talent Is Impressive Array with the talent exhibited by Coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan's team at the Plains. Sure, there were the usual errors of a spring drill, cially one conducted solely with sophom*ore quarterbacks, those are the problems you work out. It was the rough, talent that seemed to impress the most. A STARTER For a starter, take flanker Terry Beasley, who Jordan gled out as the best of the sophom*ore lot this spring. He smilingly talked about Jerry Levias and Beasley in the By JAMIE WALLACE Times- Journal Sports Editor You couldn't come away from this past week's special "press day" scrimmage by the Auburn Tigers without being impressed JAMIE WALLACE them SEC leaders again.

He ran with authority against all types of defenses. Oft injured Wallace Clark could fill a giant. hole at fullback if the big sophom*ore can ever get well. Butch Heisler of Lee, a 250. lb.

giant already has claimed one offensive tackle. COMPETITION Indicative of the competitive situation now in the camp is the fact that All-SEC tackle Dave Campbell was not in a starting first team on Tuesday and neither was the other 1968 defensive tackle Vince Bowlin. Why? Coach Jordan was asked. He replied that others such as Keith Green and Don Bristow had just been better this spring and results of the scrimmage indicated the same. Running with the first team defense were Neal Dettmering and Durwood Sauls at end, Bristow and Green at tackle, Mike Kolen, Ron Yarborough, Bobby Strickland and Gene Walker a at linebacker.

Don. Webb, Larry Willingham and All-American candidate Buddy McClinton made up the secondary. Jordan said that Lowndes Academy alumni Bobby Woodruff has been having an excellent spring at linebacker and was listed behind Kolen at the middle spot. OFFENSE On offense, Beasley was the split end although he moved around and on one touchdown run was a member of the fullhouse backfield on the tight Texas formation. Heisler and Greg Roberts were the tackles, Larry Hill and Jimmy Speigner the guards and Tom Banks the center.

The tight end was Ronnie Ross, who played tackle last season. Tight end is one spot Jordan said they are particularly weak although Ross has done real well. In the backfield, Sullivan was the signal caller with Lowery and fellow Oneonta native Mike Currier at halfback and Bobby Hess the fullback. JORDAN COMMENTS Jordan, who annually hosts the press for a two-day golf tournament and scrimmage, said Sullivan moved even with Tommy Traylor. at quarterback just before Traylor was inJured.

He also listed fifth year man Larry Blakeny as a quarterback possibility on the tight as well as Ron Eisenacher. Both are out for baseball. Injuries have sidelined some standouts such as last year's offensive standout at offensive guard, John McDonald as well Jim Samford at defensive tackle and Bill James at end. as Although Connie Frederick is slowed by injury, Jordan said they are having a tough time finding a playing spot for him on the new formation since he just isn't physically adapted to playing tight end or doesn't have the speed to run in the backfield. Rover Sonny Ferguson, who Jordan says may be their best overall defensive performers, also was out with an injury.

An opportunity to eat and talk with the players once again makes one remember the young men who provide us with such outstanding fall entertainment do not have a free ride. They earn everything they get and Tuesday, with the sun beating down, lovely girls lounging all around, they went off to work, sweating away in 90 degree heat, doing a job they know they have to do in order to be a winner. terms as far as what the former Lee star could mean to the Tiger offense. But next, what about sophom*ore quarterback Pat Sullivan? Few have come thru a freshman season in recent years with the reputation of Sullivan. Tuesday he showed some of the reasons why as he rifled passes over the field in completing 10 of 14 and the way he moved the offense made you feel that the situation is in good hands.

LIST DOESN'T STOP The list doesn't stop here, however. Red-shirt sophom*ore Tommy Lowery looked like the JAMIE WALLACE strong runner the Tigers have needed in recent years to make Parrish Varsity Club Banquet The annual Parrish High Varsity Club banquet will be held Wednesday evening at the 'Elks Club with athletes from the school's entire program being honored. The banquet each year signals the end of the schedule of events and a highlight is the presentation of trophies in each sport, with exception of football which is made in the fall. Speaker this year will be University of Alabama basketball Coach C. M.

Newton, a frequent visitor in the city this winter in the successful recruiting of basketball players Paul Ellis and Glen Garrett. The annual presentation of basketball trophies by the Selma Lions Club to basketball standouts will be made luring the evening. "Most valuable players" in basketball, track, tennis and golf will also be named as well as a number of other rophies. COME ON OUT AND "DRIVE A FEW" OPEN 4 P.M. 11 P.M.

DAILY DIXIE Driving Range Just across the bridght-to the RIGHT! Wit alit M.I. CAPTAINS -When they handed out awards at Marion ketball; David Nelson, prep A basketball; Gene Marsh, prep Institute Thursday evening among those honored were the basketball; Stuart Hamilton, cross country; Louie Smith, captains of various sports teams. They get in a bit of side college baseball; Frank North, prep baseball; Tommy conversation with guest speaker, University of Miami head Moore, college rifle; John Brown, prep rifle; Mike Montgomfootball coach and athletic director Charlie Tate. ery, soccer; Eddie Cox, college track; Kent Butts, prep of the school's teams included Kenny Hall, college football; track; Tommy English, tennis; and John Williams, golf. Jimmy Nettles, prep football; Eddie Johnson, college bas- (Times-Journal Staff Photo) doe NUE Hornets Pick Up Fifteenth Win PLANTERSVILLE- -The Dal-1 las County Hornets moved to within one game of a perfect baseball season Friday when they won their 15th straight game, a 4-0 triumph over Jemison.

Sophom*ore righthander Johnny Smith gave up only two hits in running his record to 9-0. Now Coach Earl Griffin brings his team to a final contest against Southside at Southside Wednesday and prospects are shaping for a pitching battle between the Hornet's two unbeaten hurlers Smith and Robert Atchison, who is 6-0 and the Panther's Robert Graham. Griffin said he is not certain which pticher he will start but will wait until Wednesday to decide. The Hornets got off 1 to a 1-0 lead here Friday in the second inning as Bill Martin and Jimmy McCullough belted back to back singles and Donald Barnes walked. Eddie Gibbs sent Martin home with a sacrifice fly.

They scored again in the third when Glen Moore singled and Atchison spanked a double down the left field line. In the sixth frame, Smith singled and Moore blasted a long homerun off loser Clements. Jemison got only one man as far as third base and only in the fourth when they had runners on first and second did they threaten mildly. Smith had two hits and Moore had two safeties to lead the hitters. Brown, Henry In Dixie Boys Wins Last year Steve Piper was one of the leading pitchers in the city's Dixie Youth Leagues and Friday evening he appeared to have made the switch to Dixie Boys' Baseball in stride as he struckout 14 batters while hurling Brown Drug to a 9-2 triumph over Swift Drug.

In the other game Henry Brick whipped Bloch Bros. 6-3 with Steve Carlisle surrendering only four hits. Piper gave up runs in only the third and sixth inning while Brown Drug got off to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning. The big 13-year-old also had two hits as did Wayne Harrell. Gary Busby banged out two hits for Henry Brick in their win while Marcus Rose was the top batter for Bloch Bros.

DIXIE BOYS Monday Brown Drug vs Henry Brick, Bloch Bros. VS Pearson Finance. Tuesday (Games re-scheduied from Thursday due to conflict with annual Lions Club all star game.) Pearson Finance VS Brown Drug, Henry Brick vs Swifts. City Recreation Softball they Results are in on the first RED LEAGUE three weeks of play in the city's Teams softball leagues, buit is still Central 1 far too early to determine any 1st Baptist 1 -cut favorites for the sum- Westwood mer crowns. West End In the Red League First Bap- Church St.

.0 tist and Central Baptist share WHITE LEAGUE first with 3-1 records while in Teams the Green League Meadowview Charity No. 1 5 Christian tops the league with Shiloh 2 a 3-1 mark. In the White League 1st Nazarene 1 Charity Baptist has jumped off Mem. Methodist .......2 2 to a 5-1 record while Northside 1st Baptist 2 ........1 4 No. 2 has the only perfect rec- Fairview ..0 5 ord among the churches with BLUE LEAGUE 6-0 mark.

Teams Bush Hog tops the Commer- Northside 2 .......6 cial League at 5-1 and peren- Pisgah .4 nial Girls League champion Salvation Army ...3 Pepsi-Cola once again is off to Charity 2 .3 3 2 a league lead. Harmony Baptist .3 3 Church of God Friday Results Elkdale First Baptist 000 000 0 0 Water Avenue 5 First Nazarene ..5120 154 x-18 COMMERCIAL LEAGUE WP: Hilliard; LP: Chestnut Teams Bush Hog .5 Charity No. 1 ....214 285 5 27 Porter Radiator 1 Fairview .070 160 1-15 Clary Tom's 2 WP: Nichols Auto Parts 4 2 LP: Hollingsworth Moose Lodge ..........1 3 Motors 3 Shiloh ..220 111 3-10 STA .............1 3 Mem. Method. ...051 000 2-4 8 Fire Dept.

3 WP: Hill; LP: Scott Jaycees 2 GIRLS LEAGUE Har. Baptist ..120 001 0 3 110 102 0 05 Teams L' Northside No. 2 WP: Creel; LP: Ross Pepsi-Cola, 3 1 Water Ave. Curb Mkt.2 2 League Standings Motors 1 GREEN LEAGUE Teams Monday Meadowview WOMEN'S LEAGUE Crescent Hill Frances Thomas: MoSister Springs 1 tors vs Pepsi, Motors vs. Central No.

2 2 Water Ave. Central No. 2. 2 Red League First Nazarene 2 .0 2. Parrish 1: Church Street BOWLING Teams Amphicat 8 Selma Trk Trl.

8 Ga. Hwy. Eqp. 8 4 Pizza Pronto 7 5 Peoples Bank 6 6 Dixie Super Store 6 6 Hooper Motor Co. Porter Radiator Bush Hog 5 7 Boutwell Drywell 5 7 High Team Series Peoples Bank 1908 Amphicat 1907 Ga.

Hwy. Express 1767 High Team Game Peoples Bank 663 Amphicat 673 Dixie Super Store 643 High Series Men Travis Smitherman 553 Ray Tomasovich 543 Fred Baldwin 507 High Series Women Mary. Bruner 483 Jane Hill 482 Peggy Reeves 480 High Game Men Travis Smitherman 213 Bubba Piper. 198 Ray Tomasovich 193 High Game Women Kaye Taylor 187 Mary Bruner 186 Peggy Reeves 179 TEN PIN BOWLING Teams Dixie Super Store .3 Elmore's .3 Post Office Drug ......3 1 Ga. Hwy.

Express ...1 3 Rives Appliance 3 Selma Stationery 3 High Team Series Dixie Super Store ........1231 Elmore's .1188 Ga. Hwy. Express .1177 High Team Game Dixie Super Store 467 Elmore's 425 Ga. Hwy. Express 423 High Individual Series Ruby Radford .483 Vee Nelson .477 Dot Hayes 440 High Individual Game Dot Hayes .183 Ruby Radford Vee Nelson ..176 Astros Beaten By Mets, 3-1 NEW YORK (AP) Cleon Jones rapped a homer and a single, driving in one run and setting up two others, as the I New York Mets beat Houston 1 behind Tom Seaver's hit pitching Saturday.

Jones, the leading hitter in the major leagues with a .402 average, followed an infield hit by Amos Otis in the fourth inning with a line single to right center, and Ed Charles followed with a bouncing double down the left field line to break a scoreless tie. Al Weis hit a sacrifice fly later in the inning to put Mets ahead 2-0. Jones then hit his fifth homer over the left field wall leading off the sixth inning, the last frame for loser Denny Lemaster, 0-5. Seaver, 4-2, allowed six walks, forcing him to work out of several jams. Houston .000 000 100-1 4 0 New York.

.000,101 00x-3 8 1 Womack (7), and Edwards; Seaver and Grote. W- Seaver, 4-2. L- 15. HR-New York, Jones (5). of Sal- Shiloh, 1st Nazarene 1 vs Charity 1.

Parrish 2: Fairview vs Memovs rial Methodist. Parrish Whips Demopolis 11-1 20th espebut raw sineven same Parrish. High pitcher Burrill pulled an abrupt about face Friday evening and hurled the' Rams to an 11-1 victory Demopolis, the team's over sixth in a row. The first two batters to face Burrili in the top of the first inning got base hits and the Tigers scored a run, but from then on the southpaw was nearly perfect. Burrill did not allow another hit while walking only three batters and stricking out seven.

Meanwhile, mates were unloading some power against Demopolis starter Bobby JackSon. They banged out four extra base blows, including a two-run homer over the right field fence by David Norris. Parrish will play again at Bloch Park Tuesday evening against Jemison with game time set for 7 o'clock. It will be the final regular season game for the Rams, who are now 14-5 for then spring. Paul Hoggle singled and ended up on third after a two base error in the first inning.

He was squeezed home by Jackson. Then Selma came to bat and promptly tied the score. Billy Welch, who had three hits durthe evening, singled on the ing first pitch. He was forced at second by Mike Garner and Garner stole second and then scored on Casey's single. In the third Welch doubled, Garner singled him home and Casey's double plated Garner.

David Stallings sent Casey home with a single and this set the stage for Norris' long his second over the wall blast, this spring. Burrill -singled to open the fourth, but was forced at second by Welch. The senior infielder stole second and rode home on Paul Ellis' single. Stallings started the fifth with a double and Mike Jellison singled him home, Welch opened the sixth again with a single, Garner was safe on an error, Phil Wood walked and then all three ended up scoring on three straight wild pitches. Parrish got 13 hits with Welch having three and Casey two.

Hurlers Turn Hitters In Dixie Youth Play Tommy Godwin and David, Poe had the best nights among Dixie Youth players Friday evening, but Randy Allen wasn't far behind. Bush Hog's Godwin not only tossed a two-hitter at Turner Motor at Edgewood in winning 7-0, but he also was two for three with the bat, including a two-run. homerun. At Meadowview, Poe hurled Selma Supply over the Exchange Club 12-0 and he also surrendered only two hits and slammed a homerun. Allen had a tougher time of it winning with a 10-9 decision for the Firefighters over Cloverleaf, but he still gave up only three hits and struckout 1 14 bat- Montreal Licks Redlegs By 7-6 MONTREAL (AP) Gary Sutherland's two-run single keyed a three-run eighth inning rally that gave the Montreal Expos a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in a nationally-televised game Saturday.

The Expos trailed 54 when John Boccabella led off the eighth with a single off Cincinnati reliever Clay Carroll. After a force at second, pinch hitter Floyd Wicker singled. The runners moved up a ground out and scored when Sutherland drilled a single to left. Sutherland took third on a sin. gle by Rusty Staub and scored on Carroll's wild pitch.

That run proved to be the winner, as the Reds scored against Elroy Face in the bottom of the ninth on two walks, a ground out and Alex Johnson's infield single. Johnson's sixth homer, a lowing singles by Darrel Chaney three-run fifth inning a blast foland Bob Tolan, overcame a 4-2 Montreal lead. The Reds shot ahead 2-0 in the first on a single by Pete Rose and Tony Perez' seventh homer, but Montreal's Mack Jones clubbed a grand slam homer off Jack Fisher in the bottom of the inning. Maury Wills' single, a walk and a hit batsman filled the bases before Jones slammed his seventh homer. Cincinnati.

200 030 001-6 9 0 Montreal 400 000 03x-7 9 1 Fisher, Culver Caroll (8) and Corrales, Bench' (8); Stoneman, MeGinn (6), Face (9). W. McGinn, Carroll, 1-3. Hrs. -Cincinnati, Perez (7), Johnson (6).

Montreal Jones (7). Falcons Merged With American ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are one of the three teams in the National Football League that have been assigned to the American Football League to work out the controversial merger, it was learned Saturday. Official announcement of the three teams is expected in New York later this afternoon. The names of the other 'two teams were not disclosed. The Falcons, who joined the NFL in 1966, reportedly will be paid about $2 million to make the shift.

While the names of the other two teams involved in the switch of leagues were not gen the same source said it seemed likely Washington and Baltimore also would join the AFL. ters. Billy Joe Oliver was his chief support as he slammed a three-run homer and a double. In the other Friday game, Selma Shrine edged Zale's 9-8 on a run in the seventh inning to make a winner out of David Irwin. Friday's Results SOUTHERN SOUTHEASTERN Selma Shrine 9, Zale's WP: David Irwin; LP: Tommy Fuqua.

2B: Tommy Morrow, Paul Warren Selma Supply 12, Exchange Club 0. WP: David Poe; LP: Jack McElreath. 2B: Tommy Sherrer. HR: David Poe AMERICAN LEAGUE Firefighters 10, Cloverleaf 9. WP: Randy Allen; LP: Guy Alsobrook.

2B: Billy Joe Oliver, Clyde Perry. 3B: Clyde Perry. HR: Billy Joe Oliver Bush Hog 7, Turner 0. WP: Tommy Godwin; LP: Jody Pilcher. HR: Tommy Godwin WEEK'S SCHEDULE Monday M.

I. AWARD--Roy Crawford of Burksville has served as president of the Marion Institute monogram club for the past year and was honored for his work with the athletic organization Thursday evening and presented with Southern-Southeastern Meadowview: ILCO VS Exchange, Selma Supply vs Shriners National League Edgewood: Driggers vs Gaston's, Elks vs Dallas Sand Tuesday Southern-Southeastern Meadowview: Zeigler's VS Alamet, Zale's vs Coca-Cola American League Edgewood: Gentry vs Firefighters, Selma Bldg. Mat. VS Turner Wednesday -National League Edgewood: King Construction VS Peoples Bank (1st game) American League Cloverleaf vs Bush Hog (2nd game) Thursday Meadowview: Zale's, Southeastern Selma Supply vs Alamet National League Edgewood: Dallas Sand vs Driggers, Gaston's vs Elks Meadowview: Selma Shrine vs Coca-Cola, Exchange Club vs Zeigler's. AMERICAN LEAGUE Edgewood: Turner vs Gentry, Firefighters VS Selma Bldg.

Mat. End, Westwood vs Central 1. Green League Parrish 2: Crescent Hills vs 2 Meadowview, Central 2 vs Sis2 ter Springs. 4 Tuesday Blue League Parrish 1: Water Ave. vs Elk- 2 dale, Pisgah vs Harmony Bap1 tist.

Parrish 2: Church of God vs Charity 2, Northside vs Salvation Army. White League Baker: 1st Baptist 2 vs Memorial Methodist, 1st Nazarene, 1 vs Fairview. Frances Thomas: Shiloh VS Charity 1. Wednesday Commercial League Parrish 1: Porter Radiator VS Motors. Parrish 2.

Auto Parts vs Bush Hog. Baker: STA vs Fire Dept. Frances Thomas: Moose Lodge vs Clary Tom's. Thursday Red League Parrish 2: 1st Baptist Westwood, Central 1 vs Church Street. Green League: Parrish 1: Nazarene 2 vs Central 2, Sister Springs vs Crescent Hills.

Friday Blue League Baker: Water Avenue vs Harmony Baptist, Northside- 2 vs Charity 2. Frances Thomas: Church God vs Elkdale, Pisgah vs vation Army. White League Parrish 1: 1st Baptist 1 CURE SPRING FEVER PANAMA CITY Just for fun, weekend on the world's most beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. You're only hours away from the warm sun and sand. This is the time of year it should cost more, but motel rates are less.

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