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THE OnS By Benny Rogers The Malakoff News, Thursday, March 26, 1981--7A the next two years a series of will go into effect that will competitive athletics public schools. Let's take a of the changes and pon- disadvantages. not noticable on the sur- the one-year rule. In the past only a senior move into a new school be eligible for varsity t controversial rule expires at of the 1981-82 school year 10th and 11th grade students, schools into a district parents have established a residence may now be voted proper forms are for the student to be approval by the receiving executive committee and the that the not made for athletic put- school must con- no recruitment or undue involved. the change, which was approved 830-204 by the pros and cons are But this corner believes the cons. ge talented under- who have for reasons usually control, been forced to change schools will be allowed to utilize their abilities against equally abled athletes and not forced to literally waste a year on the junior varsity level. The possible recruitment of athletes on the high school level remains as the only blemish on the new rule. And let's not be naive and think it will not happen -- it will. Perhaps, more so in the larger schools, but it will occur. But you can be assured that the various districts' executive councils will keep a close eye on the situation. The most visible change, which was approved 686-242 in football, 798-348 in basketball, 411-281 in volleyball and 432- 234 in baseball, allows second place teams to join the district champions in the state playoffs. This change goes into effect at the beginning of the 1982-83 school year. This change in policy is not all that easy to evaluate. Oh to be sure, it will give more teams the opportunity to par- ticipate in the playoffs and will more times than not keep interest generated in the races in more schools throughout the season. But, it will also take away some of the prestige of winning the district title. The groundwork for the changes was laid in the spring of 1980 when the University Interscholastic League's Legislative Council appointed a com- mittee of school administrators, educational association leaders and state legislators to study the rules. Af- ter long discussions the change proposals were placed on the referen- dum ballot in November and approved ........ after the ballots were tabulated in February. LITTLE DRIBBLING Last Saturday produced the most ex- citing round of games in the current ,Little Dribbler season. The regular season comes to a close with this Satur- day's games, but the local chapter will host the boys Region IV Tournament beginning next Thursday and running through Saturday. The Citizens State Bank sponsored team and the team sponsored by the Mattingiy Ranch provided the thriller of a thrillers Saturday as the two bat- tled through four regular quarters and three overtime periods. Despite the ex- tra time neither team was able to gain an advantage and game was called with a 13-13 final reading. Going into the final week of play two of the divisional titles are wrapped up. Only the 11-12 boys and 9-10 girls divisions are up for grabs as Old West Steakhouse has a lock on the II-12 girls league and Sunny Glenn Resort has the 9-10 boys division. In the 9-10 girls' league Citizens State Bank owns a one game lead over Mat- tingly Ranch. Should the "ranchers" win Saturday they would share the crown with the "bankers." In the boys' 11-12 division the Gt'egory Tire Co. and McKean Marine teams stand atop the standings at 3-I, while The Malakoff News is one game back at 2-2. With the right combination of wins and losses Saturday the three teams could share the divisional crowns. ALL DISTRICT HONOREES: These six Malakoff High School basketball players, along with Richard Blair, first team, were named to the 18AAA All-District teams last Wednesday at the district's coaches meeting held at We.~two~l High School. Pictured are: (Front Row l.to-r) Jessie Barron, first team: Russell Tarver, first team: and Karen .Jackson, honorable mention. (Back Row l-to-r) Lisa Wqmlverton, honorable mention; Marilyn Davis, honorable mention: and Julie Sneed, honorable mention. (Staff Photo by Lori Callaway) GIDEON of Cross Roads Junior High School took his turn at discus during the Cross Roads Junior lligh School track meet rge group of area schools competed in the event. (Staff photo by Ann FINALLY--A FINAL FOUR After weeks upon weeks of non-. conference and conference play, con- ference tournaments and the first rounds of the NCAA Tournament the four teams that will compete for the prestigious national championship this weekend in Philadelphia have been decoded. Indiana, LSU, Virginia and North Carolina have won the right to make the trip to the city of brotherly love and make a bid for the top spot. After a couple of minutes of evaluating the teams let me offer the following predictions. I look for LSU to somehow find a way to defeat Bobby Knight's disciplined Indiana Hoosiers and for the Ralph Sampson led Cavaliers from Virginia to turn back the Tar Heels of North Carolina to set up a LSU-Virginla finale. The guess here is that LSU's band of bayou Tigers will find a way to stop the 7-foot-4 Sampson and lay claim to the NCAA title. Please remember though, THE 9-10 ALL STARS will open their quest for a trip to the national tournament next Thursday as the Rc~ion IV tournati~nt that I reserve the right to change my gets underway at Tiger Gymnasium. The local stars are scheduled to meet Winnsboro at 6:(~} p.m. Thursday. Team mem- prediction anytime along the way. bers pictured are: (front row l-to-r) Marcus tlornbuckle, Chris I vey, Brad Taylor, Gay Monroe, Eric Clendenning and LITTLE DRIBBLER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK The fourth week of play brought a new duo to the top spots, Tonya Johnson and Bart Beasley were just a step ahead of the crowd and claimed the spots. Tonya, daughter of Mrs. Betty John- son, netted eight points and led a brilliant defensive team effort in her team's fourth consecutive win. Bart, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Beasley, assaulted the nylons for 30 tallies in leading his team to its fourth straight victory. Capturing honorable mention status with their efforts were: Chris Ivey, Rodney Slaton, Steve Gregory, Eric Clendenning, Marcus Hornbuckle, Marci Ferrell, Sherry Green, Davanna Williams, Kim Mattingly, Michelle Wright, Tammy Holyfield, Donnie Hedge, Paul Loper, Andy Thomas, Chad King, Clyde Dowel], Mike Hoyt, Billy Hughes and Mike Lowery. Steven Gregory. (Back row I-to-r) Marcus Dowell, Bart Beasley, Mark Trice. Rodney Slaton, Frank I'attison arid Eric Trimble. Not pictured are coaches John Beasley and Chip Souza. ( Photo by Tom Wylie ) % WITH A PRICE AND TRADE YOU CAN'T TURN DOWN. SMALL DOWN PAYMENT- " 48 MONTH FINANCING AT 13.52 A.P.R. 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