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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 11, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 20 the stars and stripes thur Idoy april 11, the prep scene who is the to. I athlete of year in us Desea by Bob Wicker staff writer who is the top athlete in us Desea without glancing Brackat the sports pages the names of such Well known boys ased Latimer Pat Twomey Bruce Dickinson Bernie Smith Doug Jones Ron Brown Don Carter Chuck Foster Harry Grindrod and Greg Granderson come to mind. Of yes and there s a Giles Tom Delaney and Charlie Owen. And How about Jay Brist line Bruce Landry Bruce Wood and Eric thamm we could go on and on because there Are Many outstanding athletes among the More than 1,000 in us Desea who need no introduction. But to make a Long Story Short let s just say that the stars and stripes annual Hunt for an athlete of the Yea starts today. For the Benefit of newcomers to the prep scene Here Are the Cage Power for 47 years Phillips 66ers to disband because of Talent Drain Bartlesville okla. Up the Phillips 66ers, a fixture among the nation s Amateur basketball Powers for nearly half a Century will be disbanded its sponsors said tuesday. Phillips Petroleum co. Cite the Drain of Talent to profession Al basketball teams As the chief reason for its decision to discontinue its basketball pro Gram. The growth of professional basketball to major virtually nationwide status the company s announcement said has made it difficult to attract outstanding graduating College anyone May nominate one or More athletes but All entries must be approved and signed by at least one coach for whom the athlete or athletes played during the school year 1967-68 in Thi Scase. Information about the nominee s Scholastic records Atti tude and athletic achievements should be sent with a photo impossible to the stars and stripes attention sports Apo 09175. All nominations received on or before May 15 will accepted. The stars and stripes sports staff will select the Winner and the final prep scene column this school session will feature the 1967 68 athlete of the is the fourth straight year that the prep scene has Eon ducted a search for the top athlete in us Desea. As in the Pas year we re trying to come up with a list of boys who Are solid citizens As Well As outstanding athletes and deserve a athletic scholarship. Maybe some Day one of these athlete of the year stories will Lead to a stars and stripes athletes of the year were bad Kreuz Nach s Fred Cheeks 1966-67madrid s Bob Lueke 1965-66 an Frankfurt s Terry Brennan 1964-65. Brennan is now attending Auburn on a football scholarship and Lueke is at Rutgers on track scholarship. Top track performances after three weekends of action on the cinders it s Crystal Clear that Wiesbaden s Doug Jones Frankfurt s Bernie Smith Baum older s Roger Jackson and Naples Derron Patterson willbe among the top contenders for first place awards at the us Desea track and Field championships next month. All four boys Are mentioned More than once with out list of top performers for 1968, which Are compiled from reports sent to the stars Ana stones is the Pace setter at this stage of the season having sole Possession of top Marks in three events the 200 meters 2j.o ,180-Yard Low hurdles 21.2 and 120-Yard High hurdles 15.5. Smith has the Best Long jump 21-8 and triple jump 4141 and he also ran a leg on Frankfurt s recent 1 34.5 Effort in the 800 meter relay another record for the season. Jackson s 47-j wit the shot put and 135-4 with the discus has outclassed the Field of athletes from 28 schools. Patterson is the Leader in the 400 meter with a time of 51.2, and he shares first in the 100 meters at 11.5 with Gary grooms of Baum older. It is interesting to note that defending Champion Frankfurt holds the season s Best Marks in no less than six events. In other words the eagles Are still in the Driver s seat. Here Are the top performances for the season 100 meters 11.5, Gary grooms Baum older Derron Pat Terson Naples.200 meters 23.0, Doug Jones Wiesbaden. 400 meters 51.2, patterson.800 meters 2 04.0, Eric thamm Frankfurt 1,500 meters 4 17.8, Mike Ellis ludwigsburg.3,200 meters 10 31.4, Dave Matthewson Frankfurt. 120-Yard High hurdles 15.5, Doug Jones Wiesbaden 180-Yard Low hurdles 21.2, Jones.800-meter relay 1 34.5, Frankfurt Don Ayers Ron Brooks Chris Bradshaw Bernie Smith .1,600-meter relay 3 39.1, Frankfurt Jon Johnson Hank Julian Paul per Jean thamm Long jump 21-8, Smith. Triple jump 41-11, jump 6-1, Greg Granderson Augsburg. Pole vault 12-0, Ken Schupp Karlsruhe and Mike Chancy shot put 47-3. Roger Jackson 135-4, Jackson. Express please it was proven once again this week that weekend sports report mailed to the stars and stripes for publication will Noi arrive in time to meet the 6 . Monday deadline unless they Are sent via express. Example the Only track and Field report that made the deadline this past monday came via express mail from Naples Italy All but the schools in Spain Are located nearer our Darin Stadt Germany office. Our tuesday mail included no less than11 letters none of which came via express. Often we get letters from coaches students and parents wanting to know Why our school can t get anything in the paper. Well again Here is the answer. We be had the information about express mail placed in us Desea directives at the beginning of each sports season we be furnished the same info in this column numerous times and we be also sent letters to the schools from time to time any suggestions what happened pop Detroit Lions Pitcher Denny Mclain appears to be receiving a reprimand fro 2"y?2rold daughter Kris after he was charged with a 94 mob to the new York Yankees in a recent Spring exhibition at Lakeland was a 17-game Winner last year. A photo Unseld pressure from pros Hurt Louisville by. A Westley Unseld caught in a tug of War Between the professional leagues would like to see other College basketball player spared the pressure he has experienced recently. His solution a Rule prohibit ing any team from contacting a player until he had played in his final game. I believe it would have helped in my Case said Unseld shortly before reporting tuesday for his army physical examination. Unseld twice an All Ameri can at the University of Louis Ville said he began getting Call Early in the past season from attorneys and other people who wanted to represent me. I was afraid this would show up in my play on the Unseld said the Battle be tween the National basketball association and the american comets to open season Darmstadt Germany is the defending Safe Champion Darmstadt comets will launch their 1968 baseball exhibition season with a pair of games against the ii a h n Hawks a memory Field Here april 13 and 14. Both games Are scheduled to Start it 1 . Basketball association for his services Hurt my studies. I got behind especially in the Las three weeks. Now i m having to work to catch said most of the pres sure came from the Kentucky colonels of the Aba but i m not mad about it. A lot of pres sure went on my the colonels offered the 22-year-old Center $500,000 Over four years but withdrew that bid earlier this week. Unseld has indicated he will sign with Baltimore and report edly would receive $400,000 fro the Aba club. Dreams of Aba i be dreamed of playing in the Aba he said. I suppose anyone likes to see How he would do against the Best. The Yare the he also disclosed that his Tele phone number once listed in the College student directory had been changed because it was the Only Way i could get As for possible army service Unseld takes this View no matter what happens i fee pretty Good about the future. I Nave a College education and ican he also wants to play pro basketball to see if i belong up there with the players in order to Field a firs class Amateur basketball team professional basketball wit hits Large Well filled playing facilities in most cities and if attraction to television Audien Ces has brought Glamor and offers of initial salary income with which sponsors in Amateur leagues cannot compete the company said. The 98ers won 11 National aau championships and two olympic playoff titles 47-year history and posted a record of 1544 victories and272 losses. Until this year the 68ers had players on every squad since 1948. The company said it is no abandoning its Long time Overall support of Amateur athletics recreation and physical fitness program. Gary Thompson coach of the 66ers the past four years Spidall players on the 1967-68 team had been urged to remain wit Phillips to pursue business feel confident that most of them will do so As have a Large majority of the nearly 175 former players who today rein responsible positions with the company Thompson said. Denver up the Dis banding of the Phillips 66ers will have a widespread effect on the future of Amateur athletic Union basketball the director of the National aau basketball tournament said tuesday. _ there s no doubt in my mind. L. W. Pete Seipel of Denver said. It will have an effect on Amateur basketball the on the tournament. He said the Phillips decision probably would have an effect on any aau decision to hold the National tournament in Denver next attendance the tournament held i Denver since 1935 except for 1949, has had very poor attendance in recent years and it has been rumoured it will moved. Seipel said tuesday he thought it was doubtful i tournament would be held in Denver next 66ers, and the Akron Goodyear Are the Backbone othe aau Seipel said. I had heard rumours Phillips was going to disband but really expect Hoosier captures aau 3-meter dive Greenville n. C. A win Young outlived Indiana University teammate Rick Wybert to win the National aau three meter championship Ner tuesday afternoon. Young scored 456.15 Points this teammate s 453.90 As the Hoosier team placed four Menin the top 12 finishers. Defending Champion pc Wrussell of Phoenix ariz., in shed fourth. Forthe divers leave Here Tor Pittsburgh where they jew scheduled to Complete c Competition with the 10-Nwurplatform event thursday. Activity continued 1 f sin Minges coliseum Pool at a Carolina University with practice for the National aau n course swimming Cha ships which was to begin l Day

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