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IA--'rhe Malaknlf New, Thureday, April ZS, For second strai TOP TIGER THINCLAD-~uninr Gary Wonlverton, shown here practicing earlier this week, was the lone Tiger to qualify for the Class AAA Regional Track Meet in Brenham May 6-7. Wonlvortou finished second in the 110-high hurdles and the 309-1ntormediste hurdles and will compete in both events for a second strslght year at the regkmal meet. The talented treckster will attend a qunIlfler's meet in MeGre|or Friday. (Staff photo by Benny Rogers) Monte Carlo Sport Coupe Chevette Hatchback SeOan S-10 Sport Blazer O0 | f Athens Ph. 675-M)02 Hwy. 31, Malakoff By BENNY ROGERS Junior hurdler Gary Woolverton raced to two second place finishes in the District 17AAA Track Meet held in Teague Friday to qualify for the Region III-AAA Track Meet in Brenimm May 6- 7. Woolverton finished second to Crockett's Charles Burns in beth the ll0-meter high hurdles and the 300- meter intermediate hurdles. Burns nosed out Woelvorton in the high hut- dies with beth recording a time of 15.3. Burns barely edged the top Tiger thin- clad, 39.50-39.51, in the intermediates. Woolverton's time in the inter- mediates bettered his previous best time of 39.78 in the event. The talented trackster's 15.3 was not as good as the 14.8 recorded by Woolverton in the Trinity River Relays April 2. "" 1982 Judged No. I in Texas among weekly newspapers . AWARDS ,, player ever inducted into the Florida Hall of Fame. He played guard for the Dallas Cowbeye until 19S0 when he went to the Dolphins and later the Lions. He had signed a contract to play with the Chioago Bears when he was injured in a tractor accident at his farm near Groesbeck May 7. Lawless was hospitalized for over two months as a result of the accident. Doc- tors at first told him that he would be able to move one muscle in his body and The trip to the regional meet marks the second straight year Wooiverton has qualified for the meet in both even- ts. Woolverton will attend a regional qualifiers meet in McGregor Friday. In other action on the varsity level Malakoff's 1600-meter relay team of Daniel Blair, Jimbo Harris, Billy Till and Woolverton just missed a regional berth with a third place effort. The Tigers finished third with a 3:33.9 behind Crockett (3:27.5) and Westwood (3:27.6). The Tiger's sprint relay team of John Clary, Till, and Blair finished fifth. Rusk won the event. Cliff Nichols was a fifth place finisher in the shot put. Blair took sixth place in the 400-meter dash. The Tigers finished fifth overall with 38 points. Westwood waltzed away with the team title with 161 points. Crockett was second with 141. Rusk (113) and Fairfield (45) finished ahead of the Tigers. Teague was sixth with 25 points. Marty Wilson and Scott Clendening posted the best finishes on the jayvee level. Wilson was second in the shot put and Clendening was the runner-up in the long up. Third places were recorded by Jason Riddle (800-meter run) and the sprint relay team of Danny Wilson, Marty Wilson, Jamie Flannigan and Clen- dening. Capturing fourth place standings were Clendening (100-meter dash), Riddle (300-meter hurdles) and Danny Wilson (shot put). The mile relay team of LeRoy Wilson, Roderick Smith, Den- nis Flowers and Riddle took fifth. Clifford Brent claimed sixth place in the 200-meter dash, while Rick Stralow recorded seventh place in the 900-rector run and 1600-meter run. Flowers was a seventh place finisher in the inter- mediate hurdles. from page 1 District 17AAA Boys Track Meet FIELD EVENT8 DISCUS: 1. Louis Cheek, Fairfield, 141; 2. Benny Hardy, Westwood, 135; Darryl McGowan, Rusk, 126-11. SHOTPUT: 1. Zack Gibson, Westwood, 50-11; 2. Mike Mart, Fairfield, 10; 3. Lee Hucklebridge, Westwood, 45-2. HIGH JUMP: 1. Gerry Cobbs, Crockett, 6-4; 2. Walter Sumuel, Westwo0d, 6-2; 3. Travis Sessions, Rusk, 6-0. LONG JUMP: 1. Chip Hart, Rusk, 21-10; 2. Ronnla Sheppard, Rusk, 10; 3. Jeff Wilson, Westwood, 21-8V4. POLE VAULT: 1. Benny Hardy, Westwoed, 12-7; 2. Anthony Crockett, 11-6; 3. Kelvin James, Westwoed, U-0. RUNNING EVENTS 3200-METER RUN: 1. Greg Evans, Teague, 10:45.9; 2. Kevin Westwood, 10:47; 3. Freddy Johnson, Crockett, 11:08.9. 400-METER RELAY: 1. Rusk 42.8; 2. Westwood 43.0; 3. Crockett 43.9. 800-METER RUN: 1. Gralyn Crawford, Westwood, 2:04.8; 2. Rusk, 2:05.52; 3. Darryl Colter, Crockett, 2:07.3. ll0-METER HURDLES: 1. Charles Burns, Crockett, 18.3; Z. G~ Woolverton, Malakoff. 15.3; 3. Greg Stovall, Crockett, 18.9. 100-METER DASH: 1. Cliff Canady, Fairfield, 10.85; 2. Rusk, 10.86; 3. Brian Townsend, Rusk, 11.33. 400 METER-DASH: I. Jeff Wilson, Westwood, 50.9; 2. Walter Westwood, 51.0; 3. James Jones, Crockett, 51.2. 500-1NT HURDLES: I. Charles Burns, Crockett, 39.5; 2. Gary Malakoff, 39.51; 3. Jeff Ester, Westwood, 41.7. 200-METER DASH: 1. Ronnie Sheppard, Rusk, 21.92; 2. Cliff Fairfield, 22.03; 3. Jeff Wilson, Westwood, 22.22. 1600-METER RUN: 1. Sammy Reeee, Crockett, 4:57.8; 2. Joe SimI~ Tengue, 5:00.90; 3. Kevin Taylor, Westwood, 8:04.0. 1600-METER RELAY: I. Crockett 3:27.5; 2. Westwood 3:27.60; 3:33.9. TEAM POINTS: 1. Westwoed 161 ; 2. Crockett 141; 8. Rusk 113; 4. 45; 5. Malakoff 38; 6. Teague 25. On Sports By Benny Rogers This 'n that THE Spring cleaning with this 'n that... The response to last week's column calling for improvements to the high gymnasium has been what I'd hoped it would be. It seems I'm who feels improvements must be made. I was happy to see that improvements to the gym were included on the list future goals presented at the school district's board meeting last predicted that he would be confined to a Kindra Tiner and Julie Parks. Majoret- of the hi~ school, so that our t~. payers can see their money wheelchair. At the end of his hospital tea honored included Lauri Bradley, our board members feel. But it s another to provide our students stay he surp/dsed doetml by jogging drum major, Jennifer Chandler, Amy with proper facilities. from the Iwsp/tal. Rounsavall and Tara Thorpe. Let board members know how you feel about the Subject. Call th Lawless tokl the group of Trinidad Cheerleaders recognized included May meeting. That's why they were elected. Let them know that ~i~1~imt he .h~., eS~.~ fl~ Crockor,. Dana Garcla, Louise moretml~ to.~ave a~ decent gy--mnasiumTather than sidewa :vai~rodl his athletic career that B e~ Hornbuekle, ~h-tstl Jones and Barbara what little parking sp~ce there already is in front of the high school. farm accident, had helped him to But, why do I get the feeling that the majority of the trustees do not prepare for the future, gymnasium should be very high on the priority list? Coaches Thomas Holcomb, Larry Only two board members, Jan Sneed and Guy Smith, ranked the Cumby, Bennie King, McDaniel and needs number one on the list. The others placed it well down on the band director John Spencer presented fairness, though, board members will present their final rankings 1-10 at the T Awards to team and band members, board meeting. Hopefully by then, more will see the light. Members of the senior high hand Plans call for the list of 18 goals to be narrowed to 10. The board will honored included Karon Green, Kim tempt to complete the goals in a three-year period at a cost of $130,000 Jenkins, president, Renae Polk, Tam- The lists include a lot of things that are desperately needed. All are my Wike, Robert Wike, Dwayne Spen- Some more than others. cer, Lynn Tiner, vice president, Tami IUs a must that the improvements to the gym be included in the first Riley, Barbara Livingston, Lean Meza, plan. Our kids have waited long enough. It's one thing to build will rise in his life today: discipline, hard work, cooperation, obeying rules, and learning to accept defeat. He said that his athletic career, although it was ended abruptly with the Camar0 Berlinetta Livingston. Boys basketball players included James Boyd, Stacy Boyd, Charles Colman, Mike Colman, Shong Airheart, Don Elsom, Michael Hornbuckle, Derek Jackson, Greg King, Brent Hiler, and Tim Polk. Girls basketball players included Lauri Bradley, Louise Hornbuckle, Penny Johnston, Kristi Jones, Barbara Livingston, Renae Polk, Tami Riley, Tara Thorpe, Glenda Randolph, Vassandral Dawson and Kim Jenkins, manager. Boys tennis team members honored included James Boyd, Stacy Boyd, Charles Colman, Brent Hiler, Greg King and Jerry Stanfield. Girls tennis team members included Lauri Bradley, Melinda Claiborn, Louise Hornbuclde, Penny Johnston, Kristi Jones and Amy Rounsavail. Boys track participants included James Boyd, Don Eisom, Brent Hilor and Greg King. Girls track team members included Sophia Dawson, Louise Hornbuckle, Renae Polk, Tami Riley and Tara Thorpe. Football participants included Paul Airheart, David Arnold, James Boyd, Stacy Boyd, Mike Colman, Don Eisom, Mickey Garcia, Brent Hiler, Mike Hor- nbuckle, Derek Jackson, Greg King, Charles Riley, Jerry Stanfleld, Leo Stanton and Mark Thompson. Volleyball participants included Cheryl Allen, Lauri Bradley, Jennifer Chandler, Karol Crocker, Penny John- ston, Kristi Jones, Barbara Livingston, Renae Polk, Tami Riley, Amy Roun- savall, Kindra 'liner, Kelly Watson, Tara Thorpe and Melinda Claibern, manager. I II O01N EXOHANGE "k Coins "k Coin Suppll~ * Slomps ~ Stomp Supplios Bm~:mll & ~l Cords IIgYIII6 Scrop Gold, Rings, Sterlin9 Itoms, U.$. 8, Foretl~ Coins W. CorsJcono 675-6010 TUE$.-FRI. 8o.m. -6 p.m. SATURDAY 8 o.m.-1 p.m. ANOTHER GYM STORY: Last year at a juni high track of our coaches told another coach of a competing district school of tornndlc activity near Malakoff, The other coach responded, "Do you tornado) will hit your gymnasium? .... I don't know," our coach we can only bepo." Congratulations are in order for MHS Junior Gary Woelverton, who second straight year qualified for two events in the regional meet in Gary will compete in both the U0-meter high hurdles and 300-meter mediate hurdles after taking second place in both events at the district Teague last Friday. Be reminded that Little League registration will be held to 2 p.m. at the Elementary cafeteria. This will be the onl] fored, so circle Saturday on your calendar. By the way, a big thaniu Countryman and Betty Weaks at Spring Creek Developement for of storage space to the Malakoff Youth Sports Association. The boy's Little Dribbler season ended last Saturday with the nament in Brownsboro. National titles were won by: Centerville, TX. nental Junior Division), Plains, Tx. (Continental Major Division), (Continontal Senior Division), Denver City, Tx. (American Junior New Baden, 11. (American Major Division), Livingston, Tx. (American Division), Korville, Tx. (National Junior Division). Mid-Cities (National Major Division) and Bryan, Tx. (National Senior Division ). While we're on the subject of Little Dribblers, let me remind you girls' All Star teams are in preparation for the regional meet. regional event, which is slated May 19-21, will bq Below is a letter I received last week from Dribbler office in response to my letter regarding the situation at regional tourney in Fairfield: April 14, 1983 Mr. Benny Rogers Malakoff Youth Sports Association P.O. Box 759 Malakoff, Tx. 75148 Dear Mr. Rogers: We appreciate receiving your letter informing us of the problem Letters similar to yours are noted and considered when we assigu hostJ future tournaments. In addition, we make our independent investigation of these compla~t~ we request a response from the tournament director at Fairfield. It is unfortunate that adults sometimes lose sight ot the fact the the beys and girls. We regret that fact and we do endeavor to situations. We, also, welcome any suggestions from volunteer workers yourself. Some of the problems you described certainly could not have and, apparently should be handled through the criminal process. the confirmation of ages, are required to be done by all Fairfield b~as hosted tournaments before and we have not had plaints. We assumed they would conduct this tournament in a ner consistent with their past performance. Again, let us express our appreciation for your interest and concern i tle Dribbler program. 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