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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - March 25, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 8�?Bennington Banner Friday March 25, 1966 eighth Grade hoop tourney opens at Beni tonight French dominance continues in International team races eighth Grade quintets in the Bennington county Junior High basketball league swing into action tonight in the opening round of the league annual eight team tournament. In action at Beni tonight league runner up Bennington will face 1-5 North Bennington at 6 30. Tom Butterfield a quintet 6-1 in regular season Competition is rated a Strong favorite Over Bud Learny a Junior governors. In the second game Ken Nickerson a Arlington squad 4-3, meet sacred heart coached by Jerry Lacroix and boasting a 2-5 regular season slate. Saturday nights contests will pair St. Francis against Molly Stark at 6 30 and Manchester against Shaftsbury at 7 30. The Semi a finals will be played Friday april i with the Consolation and championship games scheduled for saturday april 2. The Junior High league an outgrowth of the co leagues in the Early-1950s, was organized by or. Francis Tomasi in 1951. Or. Tomas coached St. Francis until two years ago taking seven league crowns. The name Bennington county Junior High basketball league was adopted in 1963 when the present eight team composition was also established. Recent advances in league organization and the Success of the league tournament in the past few years is generally credited to its current Secretary treasurer Tom Butterfield. This year is the first season in which a separate seventh Grade league has been organized and the seventh Grade tournament played last weekend is also a league first. The eighth Grade tournament pair of Rookie hurlers Rase dodger Mound woes United press International Sandy and Don who no. It Hasni to come to that yet for the los Angeles dodgers. Walt Alston Hasni to exactly forgotten about his pair of holdout aces Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. But the dodger manager who insists he a preparing to defend the dodger championship without the holdout twins Wasny to talking about Koufax and Drysdale thursday. Alston was talking about Sutton and Moeller. Who that a right a Don Sutton and Joe Moeller. They did something unique for the dodgers thursday they led the sox now 2-13 leave country or san Juan . Up the Boston red sox leave the country today and the Way they re playing it May not be a bad idea. The sox Fly Here today for games tonight and saturday against the Minnesota twins. Sunday they meet the twins at Ponce. The red sox lost their sixth straight game thursday when they were bombed by the Atlanta braves 11-4. The defeat dropped their exhibition record to two wins and 13 losses. Right hander Jim Lonborg who was expected to be a red sox starter this season was shelled for la hits and seven runs in the first three and a third innings. Manager Billy Herman admitted he was a a puzzled by Lonborg who has yielded 14 earned runs in the 14 innings he has pitched this Spring. Lonborg who had a 9-17 record last year is a sinker Ball Pitcher who is especially effective when he keeps his pitches Low. However the braves were clobbering even his Low pitches thursday. The sox collected 13 hits in defeat with Carl Yastrzemski Tony Conigliaro George Thomas and Owen Johnson rapping out two each. Right hander Bob Sadowski hurled for about 15 minutes thursday and appeared fully recovered from his sore Arm. He will pitch batting practice tonight. . Serves As a jacket or a shirt. We have All sizes for him or Lier. Shaffer a 475 main Street next to theatre the All electric a consult your electrician builder or Call your cd office Central Vermont Public service corp. Started in 1954, was played in Arlington until the Early 1960s. The present league was recently sanctioned by the Vermont headmasters association but because the headmasters have authority Over Only secondary schools they merely set guidelines and make recommendations for Junior High leagues to follow. Revenue from the tournament stays in the league Treasury. There is no financial involvement Between the league and the headmasters. Tourney slate tonight 6 30 a North Bennington Bennington 7 30 a Arlington sacred heart saturday 6 30 a St. Francis Molly Stark 7 30 a Manchester Shaftsbury Friday april i Semi finals saturday april 2 Consolation finals team to a Victory in the sunlight. After the dodgers lost nine straight outdoors Sutton and Moeller teamed to pitch a three hit shutout and Lead the world champions to a 6-0 Triumph Over the Power hitting Cincinnati reds. The Only two previous dodger wins this Spring had been in the indoor Houston Astrodome. But Sutton 21, and Moeller 23, neither of whom pitched an inning for the dodgers last season stopped Cincinnati cold. Sutton who pitched at Santa Barbara and Albuquerque last year stopped the reds on one hit Over the first five innings. Moeller who spent 20 Days with the dodgers last year but did no to get into the los Angeles lineup held the reds to two hits Over the last four innings. While Alston is desperately looking for pitching Chicago White sox manager Eddie Stankey May have found one in a retread outfielder. Former Chicago cub Bonus baby Danny Murphy who has failed to make it As an outfielder and is trying to catch on As a Pitcher with the sox pitched just one inning but got credit for the sox 8-6 Victory Over Baltimore. The Detroit tigers second Only to the sox this Spring had their seven game Victory Streak snapped by Kansas City when Wayne Causey singled in the winning run in the top of the ninth to give the a a a 6-5 Triumph. The new York mets suffered a 7-5 defeat to the Pittsburgh pirates but the newly affluent mets still remained on top in the National league Grapefruit league standings with an 8-4 Mark. Mike Shannon collected a double triple and Homer and drove in five runs to Lead the St. Louis cardinals to a 12-4 Victory Over the new York Yankees. The san Francisco giants Snag Ped their six game losing Streak by battering the Cleveland indians 10-4. Cepeda is now averaging .423 this Spring. Ron Brand singled in two runs with a bases loaded single in the eighth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-4 Triumph Over the Houston astros and Rookie Jim Mcclothlin and veterans Lew Burdette and Chuck Estrada combined to pitch a three hit shutout to give the California Angels a 1-0 Victory Over the Chicago cubs. Sun Valley Idaho up Jean Claude Killy of France perhaps now the worlds Best slalom racer said thursday new team races inaugurated by the United states Are a interesting and require team but Killy said he still prefers traditional individual Competition. The 22-year-old Val do Sere resident and a customs official when Seldom he takes off his skiis Killy streaked to the fast test time in menus slalom combined thursday helping his team to a first place Lead in the american International team races. He said group rather than individual seedlings Are a new Challenge for him. Usually seeded among the top racers in individual Competition he was last Man Down the Mountain for h i s second slalom run thursday. The team race originated by . Coach Bob Beattie last year seeds erne contestant from each nation in the first group and reverses the order in subsequent groups. The team meet was Felt to be the Best Way to put americans into Competition against More experienced europeans. Killy has an explosive All out style that often puts him off balance through slalom Gates. But he relies on extremely Quick recovery to avoid a fall or missing a Gate. Falls however have disqualified Killy at several races this year. He said it has not been an outstanding season for him. The Sun Valley slalom course on Holiday run chosen partly for its advantages for television coverage was the longest slalom yet in his career he said. The course plunges vertically about 1,400 feet through 73 Gates. While Long the course was not among the most difficult he has encountered Killy said. The French Ace noted for his practical jokes placed fifth in the slalom at the 1964 olympics. He won the Werner cup at Vail colo., last year. On the american tour this season Killy flashed to a Sec Ond in the giant slalom last week at Stowe it. He was expected to be among the big threats in the giant slalom which concludes the team meet at Sun Valley saturday. Killy said the american team meets have been a big races and important for the French team. The French compete at heavenly Valley Calif after finishing up at Sun Valley. Fun Rapuan meet Dortmund Germany up a a total of 205 athletes from 22 nations Are expected to compete in sundays first International european indoor track and Field Competition West German organizers said thursday. Officials said that Only Poland and Finland Are not entered in the european Field. Chu Valoy a strategy take fight to Clay Alston aught in Middle Don and Sandy a just Ain t there by Milton Richman up sports writer Tampa Fla. Up a Walt Alston a Guy caught in the Middle began making Concrete plans today to go without his two aces Sandy Koufax Ami Don Drysdale. Alston is a straight shooter one of the straightest you la Ever find anywhere. He does no to believe in Sham and never has and when he says something he never tries to shave the Edge of the plate. A i guess ill have to Start working on the Assumption they wont report a declared the perplexed 55-year-old manager watching his los Angeles dodgers go through a pre game infield Drill. The words weighed heavily on Alston and he knew their full implications even As he said them. A i can to pretend they re Here a he went on spreading his hands in a gesture of helplessness. A a in a being absolutely honest about this a i have no More idea of whether Koufax and Drysdale Are Ever going to sign than anyone else has. A fall i know is what i read in the papers. I keep Reading they re coming in one Day and then i read the next Day they re Alston realizes the dodgers will have to play the full 162-game schedule with or without Koufax and Drysdale who won 49 games Between them last year and he already has started looking for possible pitchers to replace them. A Don Sutton Las been looking very Good a he said. A and in a encouraged by the Way Bill Singer and Joe Moeller have been Alston was doing the Only thing he could. He was talking about two kids Sutton and Singer who May make it some Day and about Moeller a big right hander who failed twice previously to make it with the dodgers. Even As he was talking about them before the dodgers reds exhibition game sex dodger Pitcher Roger Craig now with Cincinnati walked Over to Ron fairly and began kidding the los Angeles outfielder. A they Ron a said Craig glancing out toward the Field a it looks like some less a yeah a dead panned fairly a your Best first five going the Way for Hawks in Western playoffs Baltimore my. Up a one Iron Man performance must deserve another. Sport briefs Lewis with jets new York up a Sherman Lewis 1963 Michigan state All America signed thursday to play with the american football league s new York jets. Lewis who will be used on punt and Kickoff returns and As a defensive cornerback played with Ottawa of the Canadian football league for the past two seasons. New Ferrari Modena Italy up a John Surtees former world Auto racing Champion test drove the new formula i Ferrari thursday at the Modena Auto Rome. Themeles View playing coach Richie Guerin of the St. Louis Hawks said thursday night he believes his team can win the Western division semifinal playoff series by violating a Basic Rule of the National basketball association and going As far As possible with his starting five. With a one game Edge in the Best of five series after beating Baltimore 113-111 thursday St. Louis shoots for its second Victory Over the bullets Here sunday afternoon. Guerin contends that the Hawks Are Strong enough to win the playoff with the same Type of strategy he employed thursday night. In the Eastern division semifinal series where the visiting team also scored a Victory in the opener the Cincinnati royals bid for a second Victory Over the defending Champion Boston celtics in the resumption of their rivalry saturday night in Cincinnati. Using three substitutes for a total of Only eleven minutes Guerin went almost the entire game with his five starters in St. Louis Victory Over the bullets who had won seven straight from the Hawks in Baltimore. The bullets were not at full strength with Kevin Loughery Gus Johnson and Johnny Kerr injured. But the Way Guerin refused to substitute Baltimore still had the manpower advantage. Guerin Len Wilkens Joe Caldwell Zelmo Beaty and Bill Bridges were the five starters for St. Louis who played the Iron Man role. St. Louis led most of the Way finally clinching the opener when Wilkens set shot that gave the Hawks a 111-109 Edge with .19 seconds left. Wilkens hit two foul shots for St. Louis final Points. Caldwell led St. Louis with 33 Points Wilkens had 27, and Guerin who can to remember the last time he played All 48 minutes in a game Sank 20. Don Ohl was High for Baltimore with 38. Craig laughed because ifs a fact that Drysdale in addition to winning 23 games for the dodgers last year also led them at Bat with an even .300 figure. There have been various reports on the salaries Koufax and Drysdale Drew from the dodgers last year. In most of those reports Koufax always is credited with having received the higher sum. That was not the Case however. Each Drew the same salary to the Penny last year a $70,000. The dodgers last offer to their two holdouts was $105,000 to Koufax and $95,000 to Drysdale and there is every indication that could be the final offer. With owner Walter of Malley calling the signals the dodgers look As of they have gone As far As they intend to with Boti Koufax and Drysdale. On the other hand neither of the two pitchers give any sign of capitulating. The season opener now is less than three weeks away and of you had to bet one Way the Best bet would be that Koufax and Drysdale will come to terms eventually. Even of they do saturday however they would not be ready to go when the Bell rings. Not nine innings anyway. And that show Alston is figuring now too. Toronto up a George Cuvalo will try and prove he is no a cheese challenger by carrying the fight to Cassius Clay in next tuesdays heavyweight title bout. So says Joe Louis who must be regarded As an expert because he was one of the greatest of All the heavyweight Kings but also is regarded with suspicion because he is working in Chu Valoy scamp As an a a advisor a which in boxing a promotional Lingo Means tub thumped. A the looks Good and he is very Strong a said Louis As the 28-Yearold challenger went into the final phase of his training. A Only thing is that he a not fast enough Louis pointed out that Clay a is one of the fastest heavyweight champions in history and said that Speed will be one of the a biggest factors in the bout. A a Cuvalo plans to go after him a said Louis. A but to do that he a got to be lightning fast on his feet and with his hands. That a what hell be working on the last few Days. He a around 213 pounds now but Well want him around 209 for the fight. A we know Cuvalo plans to go for Clay s body a countered Angelo Dundee the champions manager and Trainer. A the is at his Best when he is fighting at close quarters and that a Why the Champion has been letting his sparring partners dish out a lot of punishment another tragedy Mars Quot j vols year of Triumph Knoxville Tenn. Up a this will Long be remembered at the University of Tennessee As a year of Triumph and tragedy. The vol football team enjoyed one of its most successful seasons. The basketball team capped its year by defeating previously undefeated Kentucky. Doug Dickey popular head football coach was named Southeastern conference coach of the year by United press International. And five Young men lie dead the victims of two tragic traffic accidents. Tom Fisher the 21-year-old linebacker on the football team and John Crumbacher also 21, a promising tackle were killed and teammate Gerald Woods seriously injured Early thursday morning when their car slowed into a tractor trailer truck near Benton Tenn. On a Crisp october morning just after the team had fought new England ski reports to a 7-7 tie with defending Champion Alabama three assistant coaches were killed in a train car collision. Bill majors and Bob Jones died instantly. Charlie rash succumbed to head injuries nearly a week later. The team played the remainder of the season with Black crosses adorning their helmets in memory of the three Youthful coaches. Dickey reorganized the staff and the vols went on to a winning season and a Bluebonnet bowl Victory Over Tulsa at Houston. Memorial services for Fisher and Crumbacher were scheduled for la a.m., today. Sunday funeral services for Fisher will be held in his Hometown Brooksville Fla. Crumbacher will be buried monday at Farrell to. Woods in the intensive care unit of a Cleveland Tenn., Hospital was listed in critical condition but responding to treatment. a when you other clubs have More problems so twins will win Flag again Boston up a the new England Council United press International ski guide . Weather Bureau Outlook for ski areas of new England several inches of new Snow May accumulate Over Northern and Western Mountain areas today As colder air sweeps into the ski country. Mostly Cloudy Windy and colder with Snow flurries or squalls in the mountains today probably continuing into tonight. Temperatures falling below freezing in the mountains. Saturday partly Cloudy and quite cold with scattered flurries in Northern mountains. Vermont Bromley 12 to 28 base Corn surface Burke mt., 6 to 40, Corn Bare spots Carinthia 26, Corn dutch Hill to to 30, granular Glen Ellen 16 to 66, Corn Hogback 2 to 18, granular Bare spots Jay Peak to to 30, granular Killington 17 to 30, granular Bare spots Madonna it. 12 to 48, Corn mad River Glen 36, Frozen granular magic it. 4 to 20, Corn Onemo 7 to 23, Corn Bare spots Pico Peak 17 to 40, Corn round top it. 12 to 20, granular it. Snow 18 to 42, granular Snow Valley 30, granular Stowe 28 to 60, Corn Stratton it. La to 14, granular sugar Bush 28 to 60, Corn Massachusetts Brodie it. I to 16 Inch base granular and Bare spots Otis Ridge 3 to 20, Corn Thunder it. 8 to 5, Bare spots it. Wach sett 7, granular with Bare spots have by Leo h. Petersen up sports editor Orlando Fla. Up a everything jelled for the Minnesota twins last year and they won the american league Pennant by seven games. Manager Sam Mele expects them to win again in 1966 although he admits the club May be vulnerable in two spots a second base and the bullpen. A most of the other contenders have More problems than we have a Mele pointed out. A we can win again but its not going to be Mele feels the first month of the season could Tell the Story. A fall the other clubs Are going to be gunning for us so its vital that we get off to a Good Start. We Are ready to meet the Challenge head on. Ill guarantee you one things there is no complacency among our players. They realize that 1965 is history but they Are out to prove that we belonged last year by winning again. In be never had a team which has worked so hard in Spring the twins still Are looking for a second baseman a Relief Pitcher and a third string Catcher. Mele was satisfied with the work of his bullpen last year when two veterans who had been considered washed up by other clubs came through a Johnny Kloppstein who is 38, and Al Worthington who is 37. The three regular starters will be Jim mudcat Grant who led the twins last season with a 21-7 record Jim Kaat 18-11 and Camilo Pascual who dipped to a 9-3 Mark when he developed trouble in mid season. He appears to be sound again. Dave Boswell 6-5 and Jim Merritt 5-4 with the twins after winning 13 games at Denver Are the leading candidates for the other starting role with Rookie Pete Cimino a nine game Winner with Denver having an outside Chance. For bullpen duty Mele is counting on Jim Perry 12-7 Dick Stigman 4-2bill Pleis 4-4 and Garry Roggenburk Back for another trial after winning nine games at Denver. Second babe is a four Way Battle among Frank Quilici who won the Job late last season and held it despite a .208 batting average the Veteran Jerry Kindall who hit Only .196 Bernie Allen trying to come Back after a series of injuries and Rookie Cesar Tovar who hit .328 at Denver. Tovar is listed As an outfielder but Mele thinks he has a Good Chance of making it at second. The rest of the lineup is set with Don Mincher at first Zoilo Versalles the leagues most valuable player at Short and Long Ball hitting Harmon Killebrew at third. In the Outfield it will be Tony Oliva the american league batting Champion in right Jimmie Hall in Center and Bob Allison in left. Earl Battey will be the no. I Catcher with Jerry Zimmerman behind him. Suburban j i propane i you have the Best Henry m. Tuttle co inc. 113 depot St. Dial 26343 i Secretary desk j i antique red and White i i regular $239 i $ Sale 139 other desks i rom so furniture incorporated s 320 Elm Street Bennington. Vermont phone 442-5131 known for Quality working out a dodger holdout Don Drysdale limbers up at Pierce College near his California Home on wednesday. Both Drysdale and Sandy Koufax claim they a have no reason to believe Well play in 1966." up

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