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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Wilton outside the locker room there Are those of us whose most vigorous activity during the fall and Winter months is a rousing game of monday night football and who find a swimming Pool and Nice thing to get a Tan next to in the summertime but All Over the country there Are growing numbers of people who Are getting involved in swimming competitive and otherwise not Only when the weather is right but also when it May be wrong in fact Many feel that in High Point the numbers of people wanting to climb into the water in the wintertime has outgrown the available facilities the Parks and recreation department thought so last week when it approved and sent to the City Council a proposal that Calls for the City to build an indoor outdoor poo recreation facility in the Northwest quadrant of town the planning committee of our commission studies this proposal at great length and recommended it be included in the Bond issues now being considered by the Council explained commission chairman Brooks Reitzel the proposal fits into our general planning program which Calls for a recreational Center to be built in the Northwest quadrant of town the original proposal was brought to the Parks and recreation department by a group headed by de Post president of the state Amateur athletic Union and James Armfield head of the High Point swim club there has been great growth in competitive swimming in High Point Over the last few years Armfield explained but we Are governed by what we can do in the wintertime right now we rent available space in the present pools for Winter practices but we cant get enough Pool time Vic sanniota aquatics director for Parks and recreation and Hsc coach further outlined the program this Winter we Hsc Are using All the hours the local pools can spare he said we use the pools primarily in the of hours Early in the morning and during dinnertime but we can Only get furan Dahal hours Pool time this must accommodate the swim club and both local High school swim teams which is a total of about 175180 kids these pools just cant accommodate All those kids but lest anyone think the indoor facility is being re Quested solely for the use of the competitive swimmers the pools supporters Are Quick and vigorous to give a negative response Only five per cent of the pools use will be by competitive swimmers explained a Parks and recreation department spokesman we figure that 9095 per cent will be for recreational and instructive uses according to sanniota such used would include classes for senior citizens As Well As adults and preschoolers life saving instruction classes for the handicapped programs for Community and school organizations and such things As scuba diving and synchronized swimming this past year a group of the handicapped who have been involved in other activities such As wheelchair basketball came to me and asked if there was any Way at All they could get into the water sanniota said i have worked with them some during the swim club time but they need to have a Chance to get Pool time at a cite facility sanniota suggested that through a new facility such As the one proposed As swim league could be set up for those not interested in competing on the level demanded of Hsc swimmers not All people who like to swim want to put that much time into it he explained but we had 536 kids enter our citywide meet last year and since Only 140 or so Are involved in the swim club theres another 400 that could be swimming if they had the facility unless the new Pool would serve those people it would be foolish according to Armfield if it would just for the swim team it would be a foolish idea he commented but if the swim team could practice in the pools off hours As it does now at the Owca then you can get in a twelve hour Day of swimming around those hours without the new Pool none of the programs for the elderly or the handicapped can be carried out Bonnie Crotts the Owca aquatic director agreed that there might be a need for a facility open to More people than the y is Able to serve although she pinpointed finances rather than Pool time As the problem involved we May not serve All the people who want to swim in the Winter because we must charge a fee in order to finance the Pool she explained we have no Federal or City funding and so people must pay for memberships and swimming fees if the City could provide a service to the people who cannot afford to swim Here they might find a need for the Pool but we do have time slots available for those who want to swim including groups Crotts said that a major problem in drawing groups to the Owca was Money and transportation her experience would seem to indicate that the City cannot just build a Pool and expect it to serve the people but if As everyone contacted seem to indicate programs were set up for groups not now Able to take advantage of any swimming facilities an indoor Pool would be a Boon to competitive As Well As recreational swimming to High Point but before the City invests million in an indoor outdoor facility they should be sure they Are willing also to develop programs that will make Good use of the Pool and As Crotts pointed out be willing to make the facility available to those people not Able to use any present facilities those people presently involved with the Parks and recreation aquatics program have seen the booming interest in swimming and other water related sports and if their programs can be developed As planned the indoor outdoor Pool would be a Boon to the High Point recreation program in general Andrews scalps rival Reidsville Reidsville armenous Adams 32 Battles Greg Hill 34 red raiders won rebounding honors by a 3130 Edge staff photo by Sonny Hedgecock Smith turns Back sluggish Bison Greensboro when you make 23 turnovers and shoot 41 per cent youre not going to make Many High Point Central basketball coach Roger Hedgecock observed wryly and when you dont make Many Points you dont win very often As the Bison Learned tuesday night in a 6149 loss to Greensboro Smith the defeat dropped the Bison conference record to 46 and season Mark to 118 we didst play very Well Hedgecock said we had too Many turnovers and we didst get to shoot much it was a very Sloppy game our Ball handling want Good and our rebounding was Sloppy too the Bison trailed 1410 after one period and 3328 at half time but rallied briefly in the third period going on top 3635 and swapping the Lead a couple More times we made a defensive change that Hurt us though Hedgecock admitted we switched to a zone defense and they came Down and hit three straight we never came Back after that Earl Martin paced the Bison scoring with 15 Points and Ronald Johnson enjoyed a 65 per cent shooting night in adding 11 Points Mitchell Little was also in double figures with 10 Alvin Griffin and Cary Meadows each scored 14 Points for the winners Jerry Fulford did a Good Job on the boards for us Hedgecock added he had 12 High Point byte up and Willie Jones All climbed into double figures Jayvee central20 20 17 187s smifh14 17 1 726j Central 75 Lambeth 18 Lewis 19 Byrd 17 Jones 11 Johnson 8 Brewer 2 Adams Davidson Porbert Smith 69 Morris 16 Moore 8 Woods 8 Kay 4 trapp6 Haith 5 Goodes Matthews 12 Swift 3 varsity central10 18 10 1149 Smithh 19 12 1661 Central 49 Martin 15 Johnson 11 Lille 10 Fulford 5 Clinard 2 doobrow2 Bernot 2 Coble 2 Green Teague Collins Mills Brucki Probert Smith 61 Griffin 14 Meadows 14 Morrow 8 Tonkins 6 Jones 5 Wright 4 Davis 2 Stokes 2 Colson Lyndon by Jim Pettit Enterprise sports writer Reidsville High brought a goal and a talented basketball team to High Point tuesday night Only the talented team made h out of town High Point Andrews dashed the rams Hopes of moving into Contention for the Central 4a District 8 conference title 7166 and at the same time assured the raiders at least a tie for the Crown Reidsville is now 83 in the conference and 145 for the year while the Raider string lengthened to 100 in the Loop and 154 for All games it want a particularly Good game but were Happy to win Andrews coach George Force admitted the raiders never trailed after the Mark of the second Quarter when Roger Legrande muscled his Way under the Basket to snap a 212l tie but a fourth Quarter 10 Point Lead dwindled to Only three in the waning moments of the game to cause some anxious moments Andrews led 6353 at the Mark in the final stanza but just 44 seconds later the rams were within striking distance at 6360 Jayvee Reidsville n 14 13 andrews14 17 12 2166 Reidsville 61 Graves 15 Harris 17 Mills 1 Macklin 11 Jones 2 Hines 14 Andrews 44 Maynard 12 Mebane 13 Albertson 7 Dorsette 15 Williams 13 Mack 4 Pinnix 2 varsity reidsville14 13 is 2144 andrews15 16 18 2271 Reidsville 44 Adams 25 courts 2 Mccain 12 Lawson 4 Percell 6 Ellison 4 Jones 4 Harris 7 Andrews 71 Williams 6 Michaels 9 Evans 10 Legrande 17 Hill 2 Brown 15 Crawford 4 Craft 8 Upton the raiders went to the spread offence and four free throws Over the next two minutes by Point guard Johnny Evans helped provide some breathing room at 6762 with to play two More free throws by David Craft at 58 sealed the outcome and Ted Brown closed the scoring with another pair of Charity shots at the 03 Point free throws coupled with Andrews Page so Roger Legrande looks for Man in Middle rams Milton Percell 43 defends on play near riot Breaks out Lexington wins Section c wednesday feb 6 1974 rebounds and is still improving each game the Bison travel to Page Friday then Host Grimsley monday and close the regular season next wednesday at Reynolds then comes the All important conference tournament at Greensboro Grimsley gym id certainly like to get our momentum going again Hedgecock continued we had it after we beat East Forsyth but last night we looked like wed never played the game before that was very disappointing i dont think Well have any trouble getting up for the tournament though but if we continue to play Sloppy that could carry Over Central won the Jayvee con test from the eagles notching a 7569 Victory Blake Lewis Keever Lambeth Kenty Byrd Ragsdale Over Thomas Lue panthers Host acc tonight associate sports editor if High Point College is to make any sort of move at All toward improving its seeding for the Carolinas conference tournament the time has come the panthers Host Atlantic Christian tonight at 8 Oclock in alumni gym As the Start of a string of league games leading up to the tournament in Lexington there is one non conference game left on the pc schedule High Point is the Only team ahead of Atlantic Christian in the standings the panthers Are 35 with a 613 Overall Mark acc is 28 and 612 despite the poorer record one of the bulldogs victories came Over High Point Way Back in december at that time it was the first conference game for the panthers and part of a continuing slide downhill even at this Point in the season however there Are places for High Point to go two other teams have five losses apiece and three others have four in fact league leading Elon is in with a 73 conference record Guilford is 64 Catawba 54 Mars Hill 54 Pfeiffer 55 after a nosedive that knocked it out of the top spot Lenoir Rhyne 55 followed Fay High Point and acc High Point suffered another of its narrow losses this season Over the weekend when Belmont Abbey won a two Point game from the panthers Down the stretch it was one of the few games this season in which pcs Pete Collins failed to ring a big total in the scoring column Pearlee Shaw who continues to arrive As a freshman led the club with 16 Points High Point should be close to getting freshman Ray Coble ready for duty after his ankle sprain almost two weeks ago Sophomore Robbie Cook Hurt pc in the first game with 22 Points others expected to go for coach Ben Pomeroy club Are Ron Bowen Russell eaves Jim Nixon and Allen Searson there Are Only two seniors on the Christian club Southeast pleasant Garden Ragsdale May just get by with a Little help from its friends the flying tigers took an easy 7757 win Over Southeast tuesday but were probably equally Happy with the 7772 win Northwest scored Over Western tuesday night Ragsdale had been tied with Northwest and Western for the top spot in the misstate 3a West but now has a Chance to take Over sole Possession of first with a win Over Northwest Friday Mike Durham and Mike Vaughn teamed up to Lead the win Over Southeast As they hit for 17 and 16 Points respectively Ricky Adams added 11 in a Reserve role for Ragsdale the Tiger girls strengthened their hold on the misstate top spot with a 4532 win Over Southeast Gracie Simmons led the Ragsdale attack with 20 while Cindy Ozment added 10 the tigers went out on top 206 at the half and held on to take the win Rasoe Ujj Wall e Simmons 0 Otini 10 Mccoin 5 Hino Elon 7 Southeast d2 Cimis 12 Clono t Viii tick 10 Golden 2 Collicutt 3 c a Ras stoc 206 boys Ragsdale 77 rec Arron 6 Rares 9 Mclean 8 Durann 17 Voughr 16 Ocam 1 Joh Joii Hurtin 2 Adams Southeast 5 White Lold 1 Sayn prs 10 Deolion 6 15 vetch 8 whim cd 3 my Lccy 2 Coli Wail 2 by Carol Wilson Enterprise sports writer Lexington Thomasville travelled to Lexington tuesday night with Hopes of pulling one game closer to the South Piedmont conference Lead by knocking off the top dog yellow jackets the bulldogs May have been Happy to leave in one piece even without the needed Vic tory it took a police escort to get the Thomasville team safely out of the Lexington Myca after the bulldogs lost a 6361 thriller that was marred by a near riot in the final minute of play three times in the last minute were police forced to take the floor to prevent an angry mob of fans from taking Over taking a Back seat to the extracurricular activity was a Thomasville comeback that saw the bulldogs overcome a thirteen Point Lexington advantage Only to fall Short in the final seconds when first a Henry Dunlap jumper and then Terry Ziglar Tapin attempt refused to fall trouble first began with remaining when tempers flared during a scramble for a Loose Ball from that Point on fans and players both became involved Mitchell Bratton and Harold Peoples got into it again with under a minute left As they traded blows on the foul line each earning a Quick trip to the showers fans were cleared from the floor and play continued but when Thomasville last second attempts failed spectators again streamed Down on the court forcing the referee to Call the game with one second remaining on the clock both coaches were solemn following the contest Winner Vinnon Williams whose first Stop after the game was in the Thomasville locker room to apologize for the trouble and congratulate the bulldogs on take some of the Shine off the Victory it really bothers me when something like that happens he commented i know coach Allred Mike hates it and i hate it even More because it was at our place speaking of the jackets play Williams said he thought they played a real Good third Quarter referring to the period where Lexington ran up its thirteen Point Lead the defense was the key to the whole thing he continued we worked in practice on putting pressure on the Ball and overplaying the next pass and they did that Well tonight for Allred there Wasa great Deal of Pride in his squads Effort although the disappoint ment in the loss was evident in real proud of the Way the boys handled themselves and proud to be associated with this team he said we played Well the second half Jaybird pass 100 in beating West West Davidson May have gone Home a Little Shell shocked tuesday night the Green dragons travelled to Allen Jay where they were met with the Best Jaybird bomb ing attack of the year As Allen Jay took a 10361victory Keith Dillon and Garry Brown did most of the damage ripping the nets for 33 and 22 Points respectively Allen Jay jumped out in front 2014 in the first Quarter but the fun had just begun for the Jaybird they added 12 Points to that margin in the second stanza but evidently were just getting warmed up As they outscored West 5632 in the final two periods it was a must win for the Jaybird to hang on to their second place spot in the Cen trial Carolina conference the Allen Jay girls could not generate on fourth the offence the boys did As they went Down to defeat 4824 at the hands of the dragons Rocky Greer added 20 Points for Allen Jay while Keith Marsh had 12 Phil Poole was High for West with 24 Points the Allen Jay girls would not generate on fourth the offence the boys did As they went Down to defeat 4824 at the hands of the dragons Deb Bie Martin was the Only Jaybird player in double figures with 13 As Allen Jay was unable to score More than nine Points in a single period Libby Owens led West with 10 girls game West Davidson 7 12 16 Allen Jay 2 6 7 9 24 West Davidson 48 sink7snider f Owens 10 half Stone Earp i boons Owens 4 Myers 8 Hanes 3 Allen Jay 24 hard son 7 younger 1 Martin 13 Cox 2 Younts 1 Dell ii 3 Carroll 2 Holland Corn and Dock says West Davidson 14 15 19 Allen Jay 20 27 24 32103 West Davidson 61 Lannino 4 Maxwell 2 Poole 24 Davidson 6 Parks i Bush 4 Shoaf 7 Kennon 5 halt of t Wegwart Allen t Del lion 33 Cox 4 grrr 30 Ingram t Johnson thomis but they killed us on the boards in the first half both teams were a Little tight in the Early going As their shooting Marks scored was tied 1010 at the end of the first Quarter the second Quarter saw things move a lot More with the Lead changing hands nine times before Lexington took a 2118 Edge with left before the half on a Carlos Terry Tapin the jackets Hung on to Lead 2824 at the break but in the third stanza the bulldogs again began to go cold from the floor and with offensive rebounds being As rare As Al night Gas stations Thomasville saw the jackets go from a 2826 margin at the periods outset to a 4936 advantage at its close Ray Verdell Harold Peoples and Carlos Terry All combined to Pace the Lexington attack but with remaining in the third period Terry picked up his fourth foul and Williams chose to rest his big Man until Halfway through the final period the bulldogs almost made him regret that decision As they outscored the jackets 104 in the Early part of the fourth Quarter after Terry Thomasville continued to surge cutting the margin to four 5763 with just Over two minutes left but two three Point plays by Peoples seemed to wrap things up for Lexington and despite key steals by Darrell Gore who also accounted for the bulldogs last four Points Thomasville could not overtake the yellow jackets the bulldog girls ran into a Little More trouble than expected but a Strong second half led them to a 5831 Victory Over Lexington Thomasville trailed by one at the half but poured in 36 Points in the final sixteen minutes while holding Lexington to eight Belinda Gathings led the bulldog offence with 18 Points followed by Renee aughtry with 12 and Dihan Jones with 11 girls game Thomasville 10 12 16 1858 Lexington 7 16 0 Thomasville 51 Gathings 18 aughtry 12 Jones 11 Wilson 8 Melton 7 Henderson 2 Perry Goodwin Carter we Jln whaler Lexington 31 Matthews 20 Woods 5 Bellomi 2 Welborn 2 gallon 2 Hoss Dixon m Saunders Moore Reid frailer d Saunders Thomas Villott 10 14 12 2561 Lexington 10 18 21 1463 Thomasville Gore 15 Bow Man 15dunlap Brown Bratton t Al Glare Ballard 1 Lexington 63 Frye 10 Terry 10 4 Davis Clark t Verdell if holmej7 Oad Feller

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