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Valley Independent, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1964, Monessen, Pennsylvania VALLET INDEPENDENT, Monday, MONDAY A.M. WASH: Andy (Putz) Chacko who died suddenly the other day was a member of a well-known athletic family in CharleroL Unlike his late brother, George (Beans) Chacko, who excelled in all sports, Andy's main dish was base- ball. He played shortstop and third base on crack sand- Jot learns which flourished in Charleroi during the late 3900's-and early 20s and were guided by the late Cleve Mathers. Andy's teammates used to call him "Yellow- a nickname they gave him because of his admiration for an Indian who pitched for the Pirates during the early 20s and became a legendary figure. "Yellowhorse" inspired one of the most famous battle-cries in Pirate history. Whenever a pitcher was getting his lumps during a game, some fans would yell, "Put in Forty years later, some diehards at Forbes Field still echo the chant when things aren't going right for the Pirates. Several Charleroians are winter vacationing in Florida and they're planning to stop at Fort Myers where the Pirates are going through their spring training paces. Steve Stepanian postcards from Key West where ihe and Mrs. Step have been soaking up the sunshine and Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Sickman are in Fort Myers after spending several weeks in Fort Lauderdale. OFF THE CUFF: Two well-known Monessen sports figures are ailing these days. Karl Chulig, standout footballer for Monessen High in the early 1940s, is resting at home after suffering a leg injury while working at the Pittsburgh Steel plant in Monessen. And Cass Dale, MHS basketball star of the mid- 308 and first Mon Valley scoring champion, is re- cuperating at Allegheny General Hospital in Pitts- burgh. Harry (Ooc) Poletini. long-time leader of the Mon- essen City Softball league and a faithful follower of the annual WPIAL basketball -tournament, is undergoing observation at Pittsburgh's Presbyterian Hospital. Why 'shot drop them all a card? Pete Dimperio, the fun-loving and successful Westinghouse High (Pittsburgh) football coach, re- portedly is set as the guest speaker for the annual Rostraver all-sports banquet. The affair, which pays tribute to RKS athletes, is set for March 31. Speaking of Rostraver, our competent sports cor- respondent of the last two years, Dick Polen, will con- tinue his education at West Virginia University. He'd make a good addition to Edgar Barrett's publicity staff at the Morgantown school. Donora High landed a good one when it booked Bishop Guijfoyde of Altoona for its 1964 football club. The Cambria County team always fields a strong club. ADDENDA: An area service club is more than a little upset at the speech given by a district scholastic basketball coach at one of its meetings. "Several of our members were disgusted with his grapes' talk and 'political' views -toward the WPIAL 'Basketball said a spokesman for the club. "This was not the place for such discussion." Now it's the world of music Cassius Clay is trying conquer. The new heavyweight boxing champion has re- leased a single (45 rpm) record for Columbia. It hit this desk the other day and features an old rock 'nj roll tune, Stand By Me. The flip side? It's titled I'm the Greatest naturally. Steve Telleck of Bentleyville-EIlsworth is a good bet to win the Washington County Basketball Coach of the Year award for the third time. Top Washington County coaches in football, basket- ball and wrestling are honored annually by the Knights of Columbus (Washington Council 1083) at a banquet in Washington. This year's affair is set early in May Charleroi's Ed Zuraw, a sophomore, is being touted -as the best pole vaulter at West Virginia University since record-breaking Dave Tork. And top distance runners at WVU are Don Sweeney of Monongahela and Frank Guenther of Clairton. A wifer says Big Bill Anast of Charleroi. is a person who stands by you through all the trouble you never would have had if you stayed single. Sokols' Gymnasts Score in Tournev (EDITOR'S NOT E: Joe third in girls all-around compe- of Belle Vernon is a jiijion as an unofficial represen- tative of Monessen High School. In the process, she finished It's Time for Uniontown, Midland Unbeaten Teams Clash for WPIAL Title at Arena You couldn't ask for a better finale to a basketball tournament than the one on tap today at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh. Uniontown, representing the Mid Monongahela Carrying UnionlovciTs hopes against Midland will be Pat Yates, Stu Laatz, Paul Yezbak, Ray Parson, Jim Rae and Bennett Gregory. They're pictured here from left-to-right. The Red Raiders are unbeaten in 24 games. Kuvinka Named 25th District Baseball Head George Kuvinka of California today was named activities chairman of the 25th Dist. Amer- ican Legion baseball league. He succeeds George Smith of Wash- ington, who resigned last week. Smith had succeeded Jerome Brody of Monongahela following the 1963 season. Kuvinka is hopeful of expand- ing the 25th Dist. circuit this season and plans a reorganiza- tion meeting later this month. Six teams in the lest year, including pen- nant winning Charleroi Magi- cians, Monessen Ozarks, Mon- ongahela, Califc .ia L e g i on, California Moose and Washing- ton. All are expected to rejoin the league this summer, while new- comers include West Newton and Peters Twp., who've indi- cated they'll field teams. Perry Retains Monessen Park League Lead Perry Hotel retained first place in the Monessen Park Community Bowling league ov- er the weekend by sweeping Ra- gors Pizza, 3-0. Meanwhile, Chateau Lounge moved into second place with a 3-0 win over the Police and Schmidt's grabbed the No. 3 slot with a 3-0 verdict at the ex- pense of the Firemen. Frank Stancato of the Hotel- men set a new season three- game standrad- with 235-234-195 series. Other high scorers: Chuck Alessio, 218-504; Frank Matroz- zo. 204; Len Lewitsky, 539; Mike Planey, 233-595; Ed DeRose, 537: Frank Spanish, 510; Ron Ledger-ton, 509; Jim Volip, 214; Ed Kroskis, 204-559: John Luti, 540; Ed Burdock, 200; Chuck Vlasic, 211-583: Joe Koget, 537; Phil Nuzzaci, 214-530} Murin, 185. George junior at Pcnn State and a member the sports pufr- licify stajf. He icorfcs as a sunmer replacement at The Valley Independent.) By JOE GRATA UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.. (Special to The Valley Inde- Although the Solkols' girls gymnastics squad failed to win team hon- ors in the Pennsylvania scholas- second on the uneven parallel bars and fourth in free exercise j 1 1 mV ,0 music, the side horse vault Basketball Conference. and balance beam. RusseJ3 o, Area Players Get SCC Honors Two district players today re- ceived recognition on ihe an- nual all-star team selected by i the coaches of the State Colleges Another outstanding perform- er was Cheryl's younger sister, Caihio. who placed fifth in free exercise, tied for 14ih on the balance beam and shared fourth place on the uneven bars. iic championship meet the past j More than 100 girls partici- pated in Ihe competition won by Johnstown High, BuUer cop- ped the boys team champion- ship. Unofficially, ihe Monessen en- iry nearly grabbed team hon- ors. Here's what happened: Of the seven Sokols girls, entries of weekend, the Jone Mon represeniaUve captured more -than a handful of prestige. Cheryl Giannini, 16, finished Rens Top Vulcan; _ In Methodist- Loop The Rens defeated ihe Vul- yeaterday in ftei -ASonessen Methodist ChurcJi Bas-1 High School and three ketball league. Leonard's parochial Members of the winning team school. who helped Mansfield win the SCC championship and Dist 30 NAIA title, received a second- learn berth, -while Bob and MHS teammaie Tom Maal- is. lift') accounted for -M points Saturday when the South de- feated the East 53-57 in the con- solaiion game. The irw scored 38 points among them in Friday's open- ing round. A 68-59 verdict over ihe West the North the champion- ship in ihe title contest. district players in the event were Bud Lemon aud Bill Blick of Rostraver and West Dale Lang and Dave Landsperger, ail members of the South ieam. Lemon scored six points Sat- urday, while Blick added five, and Lang two. while Landsper- was shut out This Week Special '59 Chevrolet tmpalo 4 Dr. Hdtp. P. Glide R, H, 1 Owner low Mileage Solid Gold Gold Inferior MORI For Mori) 9th A Donner, Monessen MU Ml) 4-8660 SEASON RECORDS UNIONTOWN Uniontown 97, Pitts. South 34 UiHinlovvn Washington 46 Unlunto-wn GrRcnslmrg 49 Qnionlown 72. McKeespWt