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SA--Tbe Mal off News, 1 ur ay, April ZL lU3 @ e )1 By BENNY ROGERS Wes ood's Tracy Creel drove in two runs with a one-out double in the seventh inning here Thursday af- ternoon to break open a 5-5 deadlock and lift the Panthers past Malakoff's Tigers in District 17AAA baseball warfare. Creel's double, a screaming shot to the left fierd fence, halted a determined effort and kept the Panthers in the thick of the 17AAA playoff chase. WHS remains in a second place logjam with a 2-I reading. The Panthers upped their season record to the .500 mark at 6-6. Malakoff, now I-2 in 17AAA play, keeps playoff hopes despite the loss, but will now have to string together a series of wins to re in in the hunt. The Tigers own a 5-9 season ledger. Both teams paraded runs across the plate early before the tilt became a relief pitcher duel. John Curry, who ace, also entered in the fourth frame. Curry and Alexander, both south- paws, made their presence known immediately. Curry struck out the first six batters stepping to the plate. When Alexander climbed to the mound the bases were loaded with Panthers with no outs. Alexander got WHS out with no came on In the fourth inning, was damage. ' ' It was a nifty exhibition of bunting that set up Creel's game winning double. After Tim Hick slapped a single to right, Randy Wilson laid down and beat out a bunt, which moved Hicks to second. Curry followed with a sacrifice bunt to move both runners into scoring .... position. Creel then stePl: d to the plate and ................ unleaded a 2-1 Alexander pitch past Tiger left fielder Scott Clendening. Creel later scored on a Jeff Ester single to center field. Malakoff managed to get two runners aboard in the their last chance with one resposible for stoppingthe Tigers. out. Danny Wilson singled to center and WaS'Ten Alexander, the MIIS mound Brent Stenovltch hit a blopper to right .... ........ field. Curry ended Malakoff's hopes, i recording a fly out and a strikeout. WHS was held scoreless in first in- ning with headS-up defensive plays by the Tigers and Todd Shelton's crafty pitching. Westwoed's lead-off man got aboard, but was erased with a rundown between second and third base. Shelton 1982 Judged No. 1 in Texas among weekly newspapers followed with two strikeouts. Malakoff struck for two first inning runs. Mike Riddle singled to c nter and scored on Clendening's screaming line drive to the left field alley. Clendening later scored on a WHS throwing error of the bat of Tiger Marty Wilson. Westwood rallied back with four runs in the second inning. Two MILS throwing mistakes on what would have sure outs ignited the rally and enabled the visitors to take a 4-2 lead. Malakoff bounced back with single runs in the second and third innings to reclaim a tie. Shelton, who had singled over second base, scored when Tim Mattingly drew a bases loaded base on balls in the second frame. The Tigers scored the tying run with two outs. StenovRch socked a single to left field with two outs to set up the score. After the Tiger third baseman stole second, Ty King lifted a shot to center field to score StenovRch and tie the game, 4-4. After WHS had retaken the lead, 5-4, back came the Tigers again. Riddle led off with his second base knock and moved to second on Clendening's sacrifice bunt. Marty Wilson scored Riddle with a single to the alley in left field. At this point Curry and Alexander made life miserable on opposing bat- ters. Both hurlers posted goose-eggs on the scoreboard until Curry's team- mates answered the challenge in the bottom of the seventh. Tigers entertain ett Tuesday Defending Class AAA State Cham- pion Crockett visits here Tuesday af- ternoon to take on the Tigers in a District 17AAA battle. Game time is set for 4:16 p.m. at the MHS diamond, ' The Bulldogs currently stand alone atop the 17AAA standings with a 3-0 record. Crockett is 13-5 on the year. Coach Robert Duron's Tigers own a 1- 2 loop ledger and are 5-9 overall. The Tigers were slated to play in Fairfield Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers were the last team to beat Crockett last year prior to the Dogs' march to the state crown. THE On Sports By Benny Rogers A burst of speed - A shot in the dark Have you noticed the great strides the track program at Malakoff High School is making? Do you think it has anything to do with the fact that the local school system finally has a track? With all that's been going on in the local sporting community lately this corner hasn't really had an opportunity to comment on the efforts and performances of /:%; CAUGHT IN THE ACT--Westwood's Jeff Ester went In sliding belly first in an Mattingly. The Tigers, 5-9 and 1-2, played the Panthers tough before attempt to swipe third base against the Tigers here Thursday afternoon. Inning double spelled an 8-5 defeat. Defending Class AAA State Blocking the base with ball In glove Is MHS third baseman Brent Stenovltch, who Crockett will be in town Tuesday to take on the Tigers at 4:15 p.m. easily applied the tag on Ester after taking a perfect throw from catcher Tim Benny Rogers) S DISTRICT CHAMPg--Plctured here is the Trinidad boys tennis team, winners of the District 23-A championship tour. nament played April 13 at HCJC. They are: (front row ! to r) Stacy Boyd and Brent Hiler. (back row I to r) James McDaniel. coach. Jerry Stanfleld, James Boyd, Charles Colman and Greg King. Stanfleld won the singles tourney, defeating Neches' Green, 6-1, 6-4 in the finals while King claimed third in the singles. Boyd-Colman won the doubles competition, knocking off Neches' Smith-Anderson. 6-1, 7-6 in the finals and Boyd-llfler took third place. Stanfield, Boyd and Colman advance to the regional tourney May 4 at Kllgore. (Staff photo by A! Ralney) Area athletes make strong showings @ La Poynor High School won the last event (1600-meter relay) Saturday to results. HIGH SCHOOL Pole vault - Lewis, Cross Roads, 11-01 Shlpp, Kirven, Coolidge, 11.23; Brown, Fret, 11.33; C. KiTten, Coolidge, ll,TB; Petrie, LaPoynor, 11.77; Burley, Scurry Rosser, 12.24. e Trinidad High School's team captured the District tennis title Wednesds 23A meet held on Junior College campus in As a result of their three Trojans will be regional competition. Jerry Charles Colman and James their of a berth in the state May. The Colman-Boyd duo doubles competition, 6-i, 7-6, in the doubles finals. was the winner in the petition, also beating NecheS, l In other play involving. netters, Greg King finishe singles play and Stacy Hiler were third in the Coach James meet in the Class A 4 in Kilgore. The Athens Renegades defeated record en route to ship honors of the Trinidad Little League Men's Slo-Pitch Softball held over the Athens was well tourney, ca the eight team, event. The Renegades 15-9, in the title game. finished third MHS thincladS. Let's correct that situation right now. edge Dawson by two points in the high Worthsm, 10-0. 4m-me _ CampbeU, Dew,on, S.501 The Renegades jump -- Petrie, LaPoynor, 6-2; D..Kei-vin, Meador, LaPoy.or, S,12; Brown, Fret, S.n; march with a 13-9 victorY It has been a most successful year for Coach Jim Norton and his, tracksters', school division of the Cross Roads cooudge, 5. 0; Baidwm, Worth, u% v ery, Wortham, 5 .m; Cmby, LePoynor, 54.711 But the most important outing is still ahead in Teague Friday. That s when and Bobcat relays. Star Electric. The Ce Martlns MiU, ~-8; Campbell, Dawson, ~-~. U llo~nso~, Mildred, ~.~. where the District 17AAA meet unfolds and the Tigers will be out to qualify for Led by Kerry Pettie and Randy s~ot put -- Sample, Dawson, -10; .Cam~e., LeM net.r hurdles -- Tummll, Cross Roads, 43.0 ; Stare were.e 5-2 second Dawson, 46-9%; Brown, Frost, 44.0; wm~e, ~,rmt- win, Croa Roads, 4~.~; Sterling, Fro~t, 46.3/; advancement to the regional meet in early May. The prospects look good. Meador the Flyers won three ipdividual events in addition to the 1600relav. vale, 39~; Carver, Frultvale, 39-%; King, Jeffrey, Wortham, 46.49; Petty, Leon, 46.88; Hen, the champions and Junior Gary Woolverton has been the biggest bright spot in the Tigers' success Pettie captured the high jump'with a Trinidad, gv,. oerson, L, voynor. 47.17. _ .. -- .. semi-final action, 8-5. thus far, and will be the favorite to capture a berth, or berths, in the regional jump - Petrie, LaPoynor, 20.4; Brown, .. N6.me_~r dash -- D. Klrven, Coolloge, l R's trip to the fi ~rown, Frost, 23.70; Petrie, LaPoynor, 24.{~; C. Frost, 20-4; ~urley, Scm'ry Rosser: 20-3~ID. Kiven, event. The Tiger hurdler has dominated the competition all season long in both 6-foot, 2-inch leap, Meador won the 3200 Coolidge, 20-1h; Valiery, Martins ill, 19-5; C~ttm~n, Cool/dge, 24.12; Cravey, Ettstace, 24.31; 10-1 IOSS to Cedar Creek. The the 110-meter high hurdles and the S00-metor intermediate hurdles. Woolverton with a time of 10:15.29 and Pettie Sterling, Frost, lso. oy, LaPoynor, .0S. .. runner-up rebounded with has also Improved his time's enough that the possibility of making the prestigious captured the long jump with a 20-4 leap. - Sample, Dawson, IM.9; King, Trl dad, .. m-met - nm - Zing, Leo., S.m; ar.d mw, Lone Star Electric, 12-2, trip to Austln and the state meet exists. Other local thinclads to win events 139.]01 Brown, Frost, 122.9%; Roberts, Coolidge, t arrtso , 500.54; DeVoTe, LaPoynor, 54,M; HaT- 11-4, and Tinsley's 7-4, 114.01 Carver, Fruitvule, 104.5; Gideon, Cross Roads, well, Mildred, 500.161 Henderson, Mildred, 510.63; victory over Eustace's Saturda Also scoring for the Hurricanes and Kenny Stralow with one, Outstanding players the Hurricanes were Missy Chris Hard The Hurricanes, 9-0, Don Bergren and Pharmacy. In other action involving team, the of Division Scoring goals for the Chad Blotner, Josh Josh Mom'oo. Tt are Blotner and Joe Honey. Shown Thompson scored The annual Cross RoadS Banquet is scheduled for April 26, at 7 p.m. at the County Junior College Building. Dallas Cowboy Randy the speaker at the 7 p.: Tickets are on $4.50 each. All Sports 51.54; Mildred, 52.00. preved or that we must go out and build a spanking new facility, m-me .r atom,, - Drummond, So,ds, 18.49; Tayor, Garrison, 18.M; Co!e~, Frankaton, Every now and then at school board I h mr board members boasting 1 .151 Hughes, Cro Roads; Pare, oynor, 18.M; about the fact that Soak established by the board a few years back for ira- mchardn, CrossRo ds, 19.49. provements in the school district have ahnost all successfully been completed. M0-meter nm - Bmen, Fronlum , 15.54; And that's trne...Almost. We do now have &new ng building, baseball field, track m.24;MrrOW'welch,Garrts 'Fmnks ,218" 7; m. 7;Hammer'Ranger,Oarmn'Leon, and plans are in the making for construction of better dressing facilities at the m. i Wcaord, MUdrod, .S0. Junior high. For all these improvements andthe others that have been made I m.meterd --l u, Tr dad, lLaT; auato , mk m, 1zoo; , nmkaon, m14; mat, urn, congratulate the board. But what about the hlgn school gymz I .Z; Garrma, IZZ; Cra ord, As I recall, and have verified with research of hack issues of The News, ira- lS -meter -- Eros, Fm.k m, Conn, provements and remodeling of the gym was originally in the goals established. Elkhart, 57.67; Rot evrev. There's even a set of blueprints, dated January 1978, in our office of the propesed Garrison, 61.22; Shtrey, , ~i.31,. Hooks, improvements of the ancient Izdld/ng. Let's face it, the only work done to the Frost,64.n. gym since 78 has been application of that old, crummy, green pamt to the win- ColemanZl 'meterFrankston,lw hur 33.64;-- ElllS,Zgglestc ,Franks ,Cayuga, . ; dOWS. ~ 33.88; Paul LaPoynor, 33.96; Robinac~, L~, M.~3i In calling for improvements to he made to the gym, we're addressing a "n~d" Wulker, F~,35.13" ' and not a "want." What "needs" to be done? A batter lighting system is a must. -~ .... Boggaa, Trtnklad,24 40: F~, 24.~7; Raft, Leon, . 7; Bairfl~ ~s, Our athletes are tired of playing in the dark. It's ridiculous. The gym floor has Sod,, Z ,541 Rusk, Z 0; already lived its nine lives. It's time for another floor to come into the game. z.ss. nm - Mwo , Garm , m.17; The interior of the gym is also in need of a paint Job...And no, not green. Even aangel, Leon,. ord, mldrod, cavemen used to clean and paint their caves every now and then. Why shouldn't Looney, Frankaton, ~..i.~ nosers, scurry Rcesm', " we paint our "dungeon.' Some of you probably feel the paint job should be .S;Towery, Leon, . classifledasa"want," but it's not. Whyshouldn t our athletes be provided with a rely - rrankston, .141 Emmrt, 461 ~; Garrison ~.~; Cross Ro~ds 412 16' facility in wh/ch they can play and take pride, rather than look forward to road 414.33; 421.m. ' ~" ' : trips? Have you seen the other gymrmslums in District 17AAA? EUmm,Tmm toud.u.z; m;,i.zs;Garrtm'L u, .; "; Okay school board...What,s it going to be? How much longer will we keep ..... ignoring the MRS gym? You know..,the big building on the right as you turnon i Cedar Street offHlgh i 31. The one with green paint on the inside windows. HEAVE HO--Trinidad's Greg King prepared to let loose wtth the disetm durlmg Reggie Jackson. of the California FOOD FOR THOUG ,.RumerhssltthatoneDlstrlctlTAAAcoachtoldMHS the track meet held In Cross Roads last weekend. King finished second In the Angels became me alltime major basketball coach Willie Wilsonthat the day before his team comes to Malakoff to eompetltion to Dawson's TeTanner Sample. King will be out to qualify for league leader in star, rag out in half the lights in his gym, so that his kids will be able to shoot in regional competition today (Thursday) at the District Z3A meet In Palestine at running his total to 1,966 by the end of Westwood High School. The finals start at 6 p.m. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall) the season. Colenmn, Franlmton, M-7. ~-meter r~ay -- Fraulugon, ds~..~; Elkhart, M.46; Garrison, 50.~; Cross Roe , ~0.~; Leon, L~J~mp -- Hatton, Franlumm, 19~1~; Bosg~, d, 18-1~/~; Rm~k, Garrison, 164~; Bizzell, FrsnKston, 16-4; Rasberry, Garrison, 16-~; Ruff, Leon, 16-1Vt. IMseua -- Rotlodge, Elkhart, 124-10; Crawford, G-rmon, ~-6~;Wamper, 'ScurrYERcuer'uatace 96-2; ,~m/th, Eustace, 924; Hammer, mute, ~,~; When we look'at the success of the track program it's a pretty sound conclusion to believe that the new track and the success of the track team go hand in band. All of which makes this comer wonder what kind of improvements we'd see in our basketball program if our school board would work to improve the joke we call a high school gymnasium. Let's take off the gloves and get down to the bare knuckles. Our high school gymnasium, in its present condition, is a joke for a Class AAA school, or any size school for that matter. It's an embarrassment. That's not to say it can't be. ira- While Woolverton has been the leading point man for the Tigers, others have were: Shane Lewis od Cross Roads won 01.11. Gentry, Worth,m,522.34. the finals. also contributed in big ways. The Tigers have been strong in the relay events, the pole vault (11.0) and Donnie Sharp 00-meter run -- Meador, LaVoynor, 10,15:29; l eter relay -- LaPoynor, Dswmm, m.491 Leon, roT0; Worthm, Roads, Gentry, Wortham, 11.17:82; ..Ha~: ~,..M~ldred, The Renegades had to Billy Till, John Clary, Daniel Blair, Jason Riddle and Kevin Kilman have all con- o/Cayuga won the 110 high hurdles in n,la:S3; t okabaugh, Cayuga, ; m osan, 36.64; Scurry Ro er, ,4S. early 3-1 deficit to RMR in tributed successfully. The quintet has also turned jn good results in their various 14.64. WorW..m, 11,49:171Calame, Wortham, 12.21:99, Team -- LaPoyaor, 70; Dawm, 74; before winning the tour individual events as has Cliff Nichols In the shot put and discus. In the junior high division: Scotty 460-meter relay -- Coolidge, 46.02; Cayuga, 46.41; Coolidge, 62; Leon, M; Wortham, 48; Frost, 47. Renegade rims in the fourth: It's good to see the revival of the track program not oniy at MHS, butalsoat the Drummond of Cross Roads won the Ii0 Leon, 47.67; Dawson, 47.97; Scurry tamer, 47.96; JUNIORmGB Cross Roads, 46.59. Pole vault -- tie: Taylor, Gorrison, $4, and GoT- three more in the fifth asettr~ junior high. It's no secret, but to have a sound overall athletic program in your high hurdles in 18.49 and Kelvin Boggas llo-me/er hurdle,, -- Sharp, Cayuga, 14.64; PeUy, den, Mildred, SO; Scoagin, Crw ROads, Us: In other action MalakOft school system it's important to have a competitive track program. Malakoff now of Trinidad won the 100 and 200-meter Leon, 16.98; Hc, ddns, W orguun . ; Heater, Cross Corm, Elkhart, 8-0, Bice, Elkhart, SO, and posted a 1-2 record after has one. One that will become more competitlve in the years to come. dashes with ll.87 and 24.4 times. Roads, 17.65; McCaskilLRoads, 19.16; Wethlngton, CrmmRoads, S.0. PadgeU, Le~n, 1017. . .. High Jump -- Hatton, Frankston, 5-10; B L~e~, ColorTyme, 16-9, Tinsley s For the first time in at least I0 years our Junior high athletes are finally being Frankston won the junior high 8M-meter nm - Ratermdar~rt~n,212~0.91; King, Fronkstca, ~-Z; Oor~en, Madre. Lowery, beating the Bombers, 11-4. introduced to a track program. And the enthusiasm is beginning to generate in divison with 154 points while Cross Leon, 209.02; Bradslmw, , .19; Read, Roads, 5-2; Hatton, rrankaton, 5-0; Corm, Elkhart, 5- those grade levels. Just a couple of weeks ago the MJHS track team finished ReadS gathered 41.75 and Trinidad 30. Leon,224.71.Leca'22L10; Vullery, MartinsMfll,233. 01Ma y, 0. ShOt lot -- ~leman' FraY' 41-'111 Crawfrd' Cross R oa d second in the Kerens track meet. I applaud athletic director Dale Norris and Following are the complete meetm-meter dash -- Duncan, Cayuga, 11. 01 D. Garrison, 41-6 ; Wampler, Scurry tamer, 33-8 ; Rutledge, Elkhart, 374~; Casey, Trinidad, M-6V,; junior high coaches Jerry Cotten and BfllWade for the work in this area. mts, Leon, .