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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 12, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 20 the stars and stripes tuesday March 12, 1968 notations Hurt Bear Quint yes Uphill idea Usa eur p s. Sgt. De Smith Back in Mannheim by Ralph Bennington staff writer berlins a the Berli bears Aren t running scared by any stretch of imagination Butare the first to admit that they face a Tough Uphill fight in the forthcoming Usa eur Confer ence level basketball t o u r n a ment Campaign opening Satur Day. The bears who were More Orless forced to stand Pat with same club that competed in the com z Loop during the regular season face the 24th div at the sports Center Here saturday in the first game of the double round Robin playoffs stretching Over two halves and extending through a full month. Although blessed with a abundance of height and a Well knit club that has better than20 games under its collective Belt As a unit coach Sand Stillwell knows the other seven clubs have loaded up with augmented Talent that helps tag the bears with a weekly underdog to get somebody from the zone transferred up Here Oron try would be a real prob Lem Stillwell quips then adds besides other clubs grabbed the players available to us that might have been some if being based so far away inthe divided City was t enough of the Handicap the bears were saddled with a couple of others last week when two key starting players rotated. They were Herb Orvis and Ace bal handler and lawmaker Al Phillips. We have enough Bench strength to fill the Gap left by Orvis at Forward reflects still Well but the loss of Phillips created a , to keep the gloating opposition honest Stillwell Isquick to Point out almost in the next breath that we Aren t Hurt ing and have plenty of dribbles and Ball handlers the main lawmaking Load now will fall on i $ years of army athletics to be Back by John Williamson staff writer Heidelberg is a. de Smith is Home again. Home is the Heidelberg Mann Heim area where the popular sports figure had already spent two Tours in 6y 2 years before arriving Here last june to assume duties As the athletic coordinator for Usa eur seventh army 16 years service behind him All of it connected with army athletics de has had ample experience to Cope with his present assignment which involves coordinating a sports pro Gram for about 16,000 troops. Participating instructing supervising and officiating de s been involved in All phases of army sports Ever since he started playing football with the1st div arty in Erlanger Ger Many in 1949. He was a half Back on the 1951 team that won the Usa eur also boxed As a lightweight and reached the final round of the Usa eur championships in 1950 where As he says a sound beating at the hands of one Eddie Roc Riquez convinced next two years i devoted to working As an instructor wit the Novice since then aside from a couple of years As a Pitcher with the124th ordinance baseball team during his first tour in Mann Heim he has turned to organizing and officiating rather than participating. De started officiating in 1958when he was assigned to Mann Heim a second time As athletic coordinator for the seventh army support come s Central worked basketball and base Ball games throughout the com Mand for three years until he returned to the states at for Leonard Wood mo., in 1962. While at Wood As Post athletic co his officiating career really got off the ground As he receive accreditation to work High school $76,500 Carolina 500 postponed by Rains Rockingham . A an ail Day ram the first in More than a month m this area forced postponement sunday of the $70,500 Carolina 500 Gran National Stock car race. Officials at North Carolin motor Speedway said the race will be run sunday Juno 10.the Field of 44 cars will have to re qualify for starting position during the week prior to thai Date. Dallas lands r Dallas Lex. Alj -1 lie dal Las cowboys i Jird then fourth round draft it cur when they l our As. Linebacker from Missouri on the line. 115th is cops basketball title Nuernberg Germany special deadly outside shoot ing and key inside scoring punch sparked the 115th is in to an 102-82 Victory Over special tips support come in the finals of the seventh army support command battalion level basketball championships Here John Miles scored 26 Points to Lead the High powered 115th is offensive attack. Sharp shooting John Brodsky gunned in 21 Points from the outside for the tourney champs and Sam Gorham and Woody Deitch added 20 Anil 17 Benton was a one Man show for special tips As he poured through 27 Points in the second half giving him total of 33 in a losing Effort. Benton s driving shots in the second half helped the losers outscore the 115th is in the second stanza but the winners had built up a comfortable 57-31 Lead at half time. .,.gorham and de Waller were outstanding Rebo unders for the Mannheim based winners. Benton s All around play was the Only thing the losers had to cheer about As the hard driving Ace grabbed rebounds swiped passes and led the fast break offence the 115th is in also Defeated special tips in a third round contest 102-93. Gorham topped the winners with 28points while Brodsky collected 21 Points. Waller and Miles each scored 20 Points in the key Victory which shoved the special tips contingent in the losers bracket although Ben ton bombed the nets with 28 tips then had to defeat the 793d my in 109-90, in a third round losers bracket contest in order to meet the 115th is in the Roseburr led special tips with Al Points while Ben ton racked up 23 and Charlie Hill and Jerry Kay Feraud added20 each. Bill Newberry s 28 Points paced the losers while Stan Merhie contributed 17 he third place 793d i s had previously eliminated the Ullh my it n in another third round game. Eight player scored in double film s for the 7�3d i s As they blasted the Mui my in out of the tourney 129 109.new Berry scored 19 Points Kitchie 18, Stan Davis i Hawthorne ii. 1,011 Holers 13. Gary Langdale and John Dillon 12 each and Charles Wiley 10. Jim Tut Lehurn tallied 25 Points to of the 9uh my Isu s scoring Parade. And Small College basketball games throughout the state of 1964 and 1965, he officiated in the Missouri state High school finals and in 1965 also worked the finals of the naia Champion ships when they were held at Moberly also at Wood he started officiating football and found Timeto qualify with the american reel Cross As water safety instructors he could train lifeguards for the Post swimming Pool. A Vietnam tour followed in1966. While there he served As athletic no for has area com Din Saigon during the period when the army was taking Over Spe Cial services functions from the Navy. We did t have much inthe Way of major sports after our baseball Field got blown up Edre lated. But we did get pro Grams going in activities Suchias swimming go i and other sports that provided direct assignment from Sai gon brought him to his present Job which he has taken Over with enthusiasm. We want to com Pete in As Many of the usar eur sports programs As we pos Sibly can he emphasized and 1 am sure you will be hearing More of us in the future when Usa eur level awards Are handed when he can officiating will have to fit i with the time he can spare from his assigned duties. I officiated High school games during the past season he asserted and was invited to work the Champion ship at Rhein main. But the dates conflicted with my troops battalion level tourney so i had to he will also Call some of Theu Sarteur championship games but cannot work in aame i which his own celtics Are play ing nor in any game when the celts have a Home contest. Also Back Home and literally is de s wife Renate who was born and raised in Mann Heim where the couple was mar ried they now live at Patrick Henry Village with their four children jute 10 Marina 8eric, a and Denise 1. The shoulders of backcourt shoot ing Ace Tim Russell. What they May Lack in som departments the bears make in for in height with no one under six feet and six towering 6-4 or better. J. J. Smith and Wayne Pitcher both stand 6-6, Alex Tay Lor and Hank Hemphill 6-5 each and Jan Ophus and Eric Soren son Aro both 84. Taylor who played three Yea sat Howard University in the nation s capital and is the team second leading scorer with a 22 Point average teams with Smithas the two key Rebo unders. Pitcher a 225-Poundcr who played at Palomar Junior col lege in California and the 210-Pound Sorenson a crushing end on Berlin s Usa eur Champion ship football team this past fall add More heft up close. Soren son played his College Ball at Mankato state College in Minnesota. Hemphill who is expected totem with Russell Taylor Smith and Sorenson to form the front five also has 200 even to throw around under the boards. Russell Only 6-1 and a team lightweight at 175 pounds averaged 25 Points game during the regular season mainly on Long set bears have College experienced reserves in Ophus Ray Thomas 6-3and de Mallet 6-0. Ophus played at Western Montana Thomas four years at Oglethorpe and Mallet one Yea rat Southern University. Pete Ful ton a 6-3, 210-Pound Reserve quarterback on the championship football team is additional Bench strength along with Nolan Robin son 6-2charles Chase and Roland Weston. No outside Talent the other clubs thought we were drawing from outside units states Stillwell when he eyes the abundance of neigh but All the men Are stationed right ahead to the com Mand level scramble w input flinching still Well concludes Well go with the same Clowe be had All year. Everybody realizes it will be rough but a Hope to keep winning just 1 w. We did in com a for record the bears had a 17-2 maw there losing out in the torn playoff title game to the fails Rube course the latest losses were to rotation Orvis Phi lips and shortly Bobby m Frazier who helped coach 1 team All year will leave nex week right after the 1 eat.6" their paws wet in the hot Competition Between widely scattered army Hardwood olympic boxing set sept. 5-7 new York a the %u.s. Olympic boxing Tisaj held in Maumee Ohio be new m muu., sept. 5-7, u was Aiu iou d pants m the will include winners of tour athletic Union 20.salt Lake City ,23 and the Eastern Ami \u"11 regional tournaments. The Eastern regional is to be held in to i 11 Oak-16-18 and the Wes Ein � land Calif. May the olympic held in Mexico City. Be

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