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8A--The Malako~ News, Thursday, May N, 1~ LOOK8 FOR ROOM--All star Mari Ferrell (33) looked for room L, mlde while preparing to drive around a Palestine player in the third round action of the 1963 Girl's Little Dribbler Regional Tournament. The Major Dlvisiou All Stars won the game, 19-16, but were eliminated by Fairfield, Z9-~. Malakoff's Junior Division team lost two straight. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavali) THE On Sports By Benny Rogers EncoreI Encore! Most Of you probably don't realize it, but last week may just have been the most significant week in a long time around theme parts. Not only was the 1963 Girls' Little Dribbler Regional Tournament held here a huge success, but plans were also made by the school district's board of trustees to improve the aged condition of Tiger Gymnasium. inNthlngter tad but praise goes out to the Malakoff Youth Sports Association and the parents and citizens that made the Little Dribbler tournament an qverwha!~ing success. Through proper planning and organization, a high stan- d~d fee ~ eommunltiea that will host future Little Dribbler p~tamts has been set. A couple of weeks ago this writer made a plea for everyone to chip in and do their part to wake the Little Dribbler tourney a succe . Well, never let it be said that people in this area don't care about their youngsters. The plea was answered in large numbers. All of which were an important ingredient in the recipe for a succe ful tournament. Accolados came from all directions at the end of the tournament Saturday night. Representatives from all teams involved praised the MYSA for what they called "a first-class tournament." Perhaps the compliment that meant the most came frem the people representing Fairfield. It would be wrong for us to pat ourselves on the back without also thanking the fans from the other teams. I don't recall attending a Little Dribbler tournament the past seven years where more sportsmanship and common courtesy towards opposing teams and fans were displayed. Brownsbero and Quitman may have captured team championships, but everyone involved with the tournament was In championship form. There were so many people that helped make the tournament a success that it would be impcuible to namq each one of them without leaving someone out. But I would like to pay a special thanks to couches Willie Wilson and John liayton for their extra efforts in helping the MYSA. To them and everyone that helped, we sa~lthanksl II ore times than not, school boards receive the complaints and not the praise. And I must admit that I often dish out some of those complaints with very Little praise. But as a reault of action taken at last week's board meeting concerning improvements to Tiger Gymnasium, I feel we all should give the board a little more credit this time around. The improvements to the gym were listed as "priority one" for the 1983-84 School year. Tentative plans call for $25,000 to be spent on the ancient building. Included in those plans are additional lighting, repairs to the floor, sandblastiug the interior walls and improvements to the foyer area. All will make the building more attractive, but more importantly will give our athletes an adequate facility. Another change we'll see in athletics at MHS during the 88-84 school year will be the addition of volleyball to girls athletics. During the late 60's and early 70's Malakoff was recognized as a powerhlpuse in the sport and its reappearance at MHS will be a welcomed sight. Not to mention the fact that it will give our girls another sport to participate in. It will also give girls who don't care for basketball a sport they can play. And who knows, there may be some future volleyball superstar at MHS. Now we li find out, Bravo...MYSA and school board. Take a bowl I l Has the Texas heat got you steamed? Don't make the same mistake next summer. Let us help you save money and beat the heat. We're only a short drive from anywhere on the lake. DRUMMOND HEAT & AIR OOND, E. ROYALL BLVD. MALAKOFF I Types Automotive Autornohve Po~ Store Serv,ce Open Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. B. F. Goodrich & Atlas Tires nner ,*. - * * * * * * * EXXON * * * * * * * * * * * * 110 E. Mitcham, Malakoff e .t @ By BENNY ROGERS Brownsboro and Quitman rolled to easy victories here Saturday night in the finals of the 19&~ Girls' Little Dribbler Regional Tournament to qualify for the National Tournament in Levelland June 1-4. Brownsboro won the Major Division crown with a 38-16 decision ove[ QuRman. Quitman claimed the Junior Division championship with a 36-24 knockout of Fairfield. In other action Saturday morning, Quitman qualified for the Major Division title bout with a 30-12 win over Fairfield. Fairfield's Junior Division All Stars raced past Brownsboro, 46-32, to advanced to the battle for the Junior Division crown. Both regional title wiuners paved undefeated roads to their cham- ~iionships. Brownsboro downed Fair- eld, 31-19, Malakoff, 29-22, and Quitman, 34-23, en route to the finals. Quitman bested Malakoff, 30-16, Palestine, 39-7, and Fairfield, 31-18, to e reach the finals. Malakoff's two All Star teams failed to ['each the finals, but the Major Division team posted a 2-2 re~ord. The Junior Division All Stars were eliminated in two straight games. The older girls opened with an ex- citing 22-17 win over LaPoynor bowing to Brownsboro, 29-22. The All Stars bounced back with a 1.o,-16 win over Palestine before being eliminated by Fairfield, 29-22. The Junior Division All Stars lost to eventual champion Quitman, 30-16, in the opening round and were eliminated by Brownsboro, 21-14. MAJOR DIVISION FINALS Brownsboro 38-Quitman 16 Sandie Everett poured in 15 points and Bessie Brown added nine to lead Brownsboro's Major Division All Stars past Quitman, 38-16, for the division championship. Everett began her assault on the nylons and Quitman early in the opening quarter with center-lane t drives. The top Brownsboro scorer scored 10 of her 15 points in the first period. Julie Allison also collected an opening period field goal to give Brownsboro a 10-2 lead after one period. Jennifer Clark, who led Quitman with 12 points, sank a layup to open the second quarter, but Everett answered with one of her own and followed with three free throws to erase any threats of a Quitman comeback. Mary Davis tossed in a short jumper late in the quarter to give Brownsboro a 17-6 halftiIne lead. Brownsboro fell off in the scoring department in the third quarter, scoring six points, but held Quitman to just four. Brown poured in a pair of shots from the floor and Becky Hill and Everett hit a freebie each to account for the Brownsboro scoring output. Brownsboro made up for the poor third quarter showing with a 15-point outburst in the final chapter. Tracy 1982 Judged No. 1 in Texas among weekly newspapers { ............................................................. Kidd, Allison, Brown, Hill tickled the twine to final reading. Hill finished with five Brownsboro, while had four each and Davis two. Clark was the top getter with 12 Ballard and Brandi two each. Quitm~ Peaches Akers scored six other Quitman the scoring column as past Fairfield, 36-24, Division finale. Akers hit a pair of shotS J throw to put Quitman into before Fairfield dented the Bridgett Preston tossed in the Quitman lead to 5-2, close as Fairfield would of the way. Quitman led 7-3 began to slowly the second stanza. AkerS three field goals and Angle Mollye King hit a field Quitman built to a 15-9 vantage. Fairfield matched point in the third Gatson, Robin chunked in shots. going into the last c Akers ripped the in the final q Fairfield defense for Busbee aided in the points as Quitman win. Busbee finished with Quitman and Crystal Kerr, Angela Tackitt and Kin Preston led Gatson finished with had two. OUT OF CONTROL--Malakoff's Kim Mattingly (31) did not like the looks of things during this battle for a loose ball against Palestine. Mattingly lost the bat- tle and fell to the floor, but the Major Division All Stars went on to win, 19-16; in the third round game of the 1983 Girl's Little Dribbler Tournament played here last weekend. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall) KEEP AWAY--All Star Devanna Williams (23) played keep helpless Palestine player while four teammates looked on. The posted a 2-2 record In the 1983 Girl's Little Dribbler Regional here last weekend, defeated Palestine, 19-16. Brownsboro title and Quitman claimed Junior Division honors. (Staff photO bY savali) Improvements shown Pigskin pitching "Off-season football completed at Tuesday 52 athletes The next tim( will be Monday, August I day workouts begin. Tiger head coach staff have been with the group since the baseball season Norris expressed ~mprovements during During the Tigers concentrated the areas of speed and and staff put the vigorous agility drills speed. The Tigers improvement with the weight room. Also included in the program was a the fundamentals of small-group drills al "touch-pass" pen skills. Prior to the last couraged the athletes to the summer months. "-r shape. Get a job and, lift weights. We'll come mm Loosening up