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t 6A--The Malakoff News, Thursday, April 14, 1983 o By BENNY ROGERS Both Malakoff Little Dribbler All Star teams advanced to the semi-final round of the 19e3 Boys Little Dribbler Tour- nament held in Fairfield last weekend before being eliminated from the com- petition. The Junior Division All Stars fell to Qultman, 22-10, and the Major Division All Stars dropped a 31-30 decision to host Fairfield. The 9-10 All Stars suffered a disastrous 42-21 loss to Crockett in the tourney opener. After falling behind, 10- 2, after one quarter, the locals watched in the final three quarters. Jason Clendening was the top All Star scorer in the loss with nine points. Jerry Cotton and Josh Farrell finished with nine each and Rufus McGuffey bad three. Rebounding from the loss to Crockett, the All Stars edged Fairfield, 22-19, in a down to the finish thriller. Clendening was the leading scorer in the win with 10 tallies. Fan'ell was close behind with nine. Cotton finished with two points and McGuffey bad one. Quitman outscored the All Stars, 8-0, in the second quarter to take control of helplessly as Crockett added 32 points the semi-final bout. The All Stars were Fan'ell claimed scoring honors with seven points. Clendaning added a field goal and Greg Smith tossed in a free throw. Other team members include Vincent Johnson, Dadrick Henderson, Bobby O'Malley, Stanley Smith, Lance Perkins, Travis Thompson and Mike 1982 Judged No. 1 in Texas among weekly newspapers Tolliver. The Major Division All Stars opened with a tough 38-37 loss to Fairfield. Bart Beasley topped all scorers with 15 points. Marcus Hornbunkle added eight. Guy Monroe, Rodney Slaton, Chris Ivey, Mark Gartrell and Eric Clendening also helped in the scoring cause. Hornbuckie had the hot band as the All Stars downed Wylie, 36-30. Her- nbuckle sizzled the strings, pouring in 18 points. Beasley also hit in double figures with 15. Ivey tossed in two poin- ts. The All Stars started strong in a 43-31 ,W win over Qnitman. The locals jumped out to a 25-8 balftlme lead, but had to survive a second half, Quitman free throw shooting attack. Qultman made an incredible 21 free throws. Beasley netted 16 markers to lead the All Stars. Hernbuckle hit 12 and Ivey bad six. Gartrell totaled four points, Clendening bad three and Frank Pat- risen finished with two. The All Stars watched a seven-point, 20-13, balftime lead semi-final loss to outscored Malakoff, 18-10, in l half to claim the 31-30 victory. Beasley's 17 points led scorers. Other scorers were Hornbuckle, Ivey, Slaton, Marcus Dowell ~ Other team members Farrell and Vanold Dawson. THE On Sports By Benny Rogers A reason for rules Although the 1983 Boys Little Dribbler Regional Tournament is memories are not. Unfortunately, this time around the memories are They aren't memories of our youngsters getting against youngsters from other towns and communities. new friendships. They aren't memories of having been a couple of days. Instead, they are memories of an adult shoving a 12-year old into a ce, but twice. They are memories of a fan forcing her way into striking a coach in front of 12 11-12 year olds. They are memories bally attacking each other and setting bad examples for the next adults. Hopefully, the bad experiences of the regional tournament weekend will not permanently scar our youngsters. If so, in the Fairfield fracas should be held personally responsible. youngsters will' learn from the bad examples and become better Hopefully, we all will. The following are letters I sent to Barry Black, regional in Fairfield and Harold Phelan at the Little Dribbler Nal The letters were written in behalf of the Malakoff Youth Sports all these who attended the regional tourney. Barry Black 759 Stardust Lane Fairfield, Texas 75840 April 11, 1983 tO GOING UP--All Star Jason Clendenlng Jumped past a Fairfield player en route to the basket in a Junior division game at the 1983 Boys Regional Tournament played in Fairfield last weekend. The All Stars defeated the host team, 22-19, but were eliminated In the semi-finals by Quitman, 22o10. The 11-12 All Stars were eliminated by Fairfield, 31-30, in the tourney semis. (Staff photo by Benny Rogers) In Fairfield By BENNYROGERS for Trinidad. Boggas claimed tint Barry, The Malakoff Jtw, ior High boys' track place finishes in the long Jump and 100- I can't express how disappointed I am with what transpired at the team made a strong showing in the yard dash. Boggas was also second Little Dribbler Regional Tournament hosted by your association laJ~ Kerens Junior High Track Meet held in place winner as a part of the Trojans' Little Dribbler Basketball was dealt a setback by the events ttmt during the tournament. . , Kerens last Wednesday afternoon. 440-yard relay team and in the 220-yard This letter is not necessarily meant to point an accusing finger a~ Malakoff, Trinidad and Eustace dash. finished second, third and fourth behind Other members of the TJHS second Dribbler program. The responsibility of the nightmare weekend T~i by us all. However, as the tournament host I think you must a . host Kerens. " place-winning relay team were Kevin situation could have been avoided bad you taken the proper steps in pm Kerens won the meet going away with Carter, Bryan Hiler and Paul Criner. hosting the tournament. ,_. 191 points. Malakoff was a distant Trinidad's other team in the event, In the seven years I've been associated with Little Dribbler BaJZ,, second with 119 tallies. Trinidad Steven Burkhalter, Ricky Stanfleld, never been to a more loosely run and unorganized regional tourney-J squeaked out a third place finish ahead Chad Rouneavall and Ryan Ronterta yon how shocked I was that birth certificates were not checked am of Eustace by one point, 95-94.took sixth place. James Stanton, Hfler teams were not provided with some type of protective security before, Malakoff's second place finish was and Carter were on the mile relay cam after games. Especially after the hostile situations developed, to~ paced by four first place finishes. The that won third place. The National Little Dribbler office asks that teams hosting Tigers claimed first in the 440-yard Jay Watson led Trtnidad's field event provide professional, competent game officials that are net affilia. relay, the 120-yard high hurdles, the effort. Watson finished fourth in the host league. To my knowledge only two of the east of several officials high jump and the shot put. MJHS also discus and shot put events, requirements.An oversight on your part that triggered events sucl~.t~ had three seconds and two thirds. Stanton also collected a first place 12-year old players and one of our coaches being seaul The Tigers won the relay event with a medal for TJHS. Stanton won the ~ posing fan in our lookerroom. Not to mention . between' 52.44. Tim Hicknian, Mike Hoyt, yard dash with a 2:20.91. lifter was farm and your local officials. Sammy Davis and Andy Thomas sixth in the 440 dash and Watson was manned the front running quartet. Pat Manning won the low hurdles with a Gary Woolverton recorded his best Junior Daniel Blair raced to a second blazing 20.36. time ever in the 300-meter intermediate place finish in the 400-meter dash, while Malakoff's remaining firsts came in hurdles and also won the 110-meter high fellow junior John Clary came in sixth, the field events. Billy Norris captured hurdles to lead the Malakoff High Sophomore Clifton Nichols was the the high Jump competition and Rocky School track team to another strong Tigers' best performer in the field Hale was the top competitor in the shot showing in the Fairfield Track Meet events. Nichols placed third in the put event with a 41-~/4. Saturday. discus and fifth in the shot put. The Tigers' second places were Woolverton, a 5-11 junior, has Jason Riddle led the Tigers in the garnered by Scan McKean (330-yard dominated both events in most track jayvee division. Riddle claimed second hurdles), Thomas (shot put) and Hoyt meets this season. The regional in the intermediate hurdles and second (440-yarddash). quaifier from a year ago was clocked at in the 800-meter run. Hoyt and Hickmon were the only 39.76 in the intermediates Saturday. A Chris Norris came in with a fifth Tigers to finish third. Hoyt was third n clocking that Tiger Coach Dale Norris place standing in the high hurdles and the shot put and Hickmon took that slot called, "outstanding." Leroy Wilson was sixth in the 200-meter in the discus. Woolverton's sophomore teammate dash. " Other Tigers placing in the meet were Kevin Kilman also had good showings The Tigers will participate in the Joel Knox (mile run and mJle relay), in both hurdle events. Kilman finished Panther Relays Friday at Westwood Carl Tapley (mile relay) and Danny second to Woolverton in the high hut- High School. The District 17AAA meet Weaver (long jump and mile relay). dies and was third in the intermediates, will be held in Teague April 22. Kelvin Boggas was the top performer V fifth in the 220 dash. Eustace's lone first place was cap- tured by Gary Smith in the discus. Smith's winning toss was measured at 113-1. Smith also finished fourth in the long jump and high jump and claimed second in the ll0-yard dash. Wesley Newland took second place in the mile run and Tommy McDonald captured that slot in the high Jump. EJHS' 440-yard relay team, Smith, Frank Ward, Brad Hammer and Mike, Skaggs, took third. Other third places were recorded by Mike Skaggs (220 dash) nd Bret Parker (pole vault). Other Bulldogs placing in the meet were Mike Shewmaker (mile relay and shot put), Shane Morton (mile relay), Keith Rogers (mile relay) and Mark shaffner (pole vault). Before closing let me take an opportunity to apologize for any fans that added to the ugliness of this year's tournament. We are embarassed. Hopefully, you and your people are tool I t Attached please find a letter sent to Harold Pbelan at bier office. Sincerely, Benny Rogers Vice President Malakoff Youth Sports Association Harold Phelan National Little Dribbler Office 518 A4enue H Alcade Building Levelland, Ttxas 79336 11, 19es Harold, As a saven-year supporter and must make you aware of events that transpired at the 1963 Boys Regional Tournament held in Fairfield April 8-9. In my opinion, bier program was dealt a setback. What should have been a remembering turned our to be a nightmare we'll all try to forget. , My genuine concern for the continued growth of Little Dribbler = motivates this letter. It's my belief that the National Office should individual chapters toward making this past weekend a one time thing. Lack of organization and acknowledgement of rules and your office by tournament officials in Fairfield triggered events basic principles of Little Dribbler Basketball Birth certificates were not checked, security was not professional, competent game officials were not used. All chapter's responsibility. As a result of the lack of attention in these areas (1) One of our 12-year old players was physically fan in our lockerroom after the game. (2) One of our coaches assaulted by the same person in front of our players. (3) ween opposing fans were numerous throughout the tournament. sometimes stopped while game officials argued with fans in the which should not happen anywhere, much less at a t~urnament for It's not my intent to make the people in Fairfield vllltarm, our stooped to new lows in behavior. The bottom llne is that the situation' been avoided with the proper preparations and organization by ficlals. In closing, I ask that the National Office please take steps chapters requesting the host role of a tournament are prepared to guidelines. 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