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6A--The 1981 I lii ! THE By Benny Rogers Oh, the life and times of a sports Sherrod often find material slim. Of basketball coach last season. . . Rebels and Jays are split 1-1 in their columnist of a small weekly newspaper course there is a difference. They spend The local Little League is not on two encounters. during the summer months ... a majority of their time on the road strike despite being four to five games All three teams are tentatively I knew when I took the job there following national sports events. I do behind schedule. Rainy weather and scheduled to compete in a 20-team not. faulty scheduling has caused the post- tournament in Corsicana starting would be weeks like the past two, but I What do these two nationally famous ponment of the games... Unless a set- tomorrow (Friday) night. The Jetco never imagined they could be so hard- writers do in times of crisis? Bayless, tlement has been reached since press team out of the Navarro County-based core boring and uneventful. Let's face during a slow period last week, wrote a time today marks the 14th day of the town will serve as the host team of the it, school is out, heavy rains have rather lengthy piece on room 2512 of a major league strike... Swedish tennis three day, double elimination event. caused havoc with the Little League Philadelphia hotel and the number of star Bjorn Borg was scheduled to begin program and so on. Get the picture? times he's reported on events in the city his quest for a sixth straight Wimbeldon LECTURE TIME Since beginning this forum back in of brotherly love. Whenever Sherrod championship Tuesday While I Okaygang, you probably thought you September there have been slow weeks, suffers writer's block he merely scat- wouldn't bet against Borg, keep an eye were going to get away this week but I always managed to come up with tershoots, on John McEnroe... without a lecture. Not true. Although some Icoal topic on which to expand. Following Sherrod's lead, let's scat- He's going to kill me for this, but a it's a shorty, title it -- "Be a Sport -- A But last week was one of those "I stare tershoot while wondering whatever special Roger's Report salute goes out Good One." at the paper in the typewriter and it happened to Nelson Norman : this week to the "king of the pop-out" A situation that both shocks and stares back" weeks. As a last resort the Congratulations to the Jays' softball Ray Garrison. The slugging outfield disappoints me has been brought to my was the only batter who saw fit to make attention within the past week concer- current baseball strike became the lec- team for a job well done in their first a cheap out in our - the Rebels - battle ning the sportsmanship of our parents ture topic . . . a very worthwhile and tournament-hosting venture lastwith the All Stars in the Jays' tourney, at Pony League games. It seems the meaningful sports topic, but not local, weekend. The tournament was well Localis very important tous. organized and run and aside from a few In all fairness to Ray he did manage a games are beginning to consist of This is another one of those weeks as bad calls at second base was atop notch hit.., episodes of parents arguing with um- you probably have discovered by now. I affair. Just kidding about the umpiring. SPEAKING OF SOFTBALl, pires and other parents. Maybe I'm mean, have you ever heard of a spor- . It was like old times this pastvrong, but that's not what it's allabout. tswriter writing about having nothing .. Ann "'way does this stuff always hap- weekend in the Jays' tournament when I am happy to report there's a silver to writeabout? Don't laugh, though, for pen to me" Rounsavall once again the All Stars and Rebels hooked up in lining behind this dark cloud. The you're still reading and I'm still writing sacrificed on behalf of the Trinidad Lit- trophy competition. A couple of years youngsters are not following in the and before you'll know it I'll have my tie League last Friday. Seems a ball back the two local softball squads adult's footsteps. They are upset about usual space filled, found its way through her windshield.., either battled in tournament finales or the situation. One pony leaguer was engaged in games to determine the overheard commenting, "It's not fun Until weeks like the infamous two Dont look how bu[a whole new host of finale participant, anymore. I wish the parents would just come along this job is very rewarding, coaches will take their places on area The All Stars defeated the Rebels 8-4 let us play." Are you listening Morn and The school months are the best. During football fields and in the gymnasiums in the winner's bracket semi-finals to Dad? The kids want to play ball, not the fall, king football provides more during the forthcoming school year. aavance into trJe finals where they listen andwatchvouargue. than enough column material. Ditto the New coaches will take coaching downed Custom Shirt Works for the months during basketball season. As positions at Malakoff, Cross Roads, championship. The first place finish Ask yourself this question: As a the school year dwindles down the Trinidad, Cayuga, Kerens, Athens and marks the team's first title this season, parent, what type of example am I set- spring sports, Little Dribbler basket- Brownsboro . . . Expect the school As for the local series between the All ting for the athletes of tomorrow? Good ball and softball keeps the typewriter board to name a new athletic director Stars, Jays and Rebels, the All Stars or bad? Positive or negative? Remem- keys clicking, and head football coach within the next continue to hold a slight advantage, bet, your actions help establish the few days... Greg Huber was named to Against the Rebels the All Stars are up values and standards they'll carry into My lack of subject problem is also that position at Teague last week 2-0 as are 2-1 versus the Jays. The their adulthood. one shared by columnists in your major following the resignation of Ed dailies. Skip Bayless and Blackie Schneider. Huber served as Teague's SHINES OUT WEST 110 E. Mitcham, Malakoff 489-1292 24 HOUR WRECKER SERVICE TIRES & TUBES MONDAY-FRIDAY OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY t DEFENSE WINS ;KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Coach ~Marv levy of the Kansas City Chiefs is an ardent disciple of defense in national Football League action. "There are championship teams which may have a weakness somewhere," Levy said, "but not in the defensive line. I don't care how good you are everywhere else, if you have a mediocre defensive line, you are going to have mediocre team." SAN DIEGO (AP) -- When Bruce Lietzke won the San Diego Open Golf Tournament here early this year, it confirmed him once again as a Western specialist of the fairways. 9 By BENNY ROGERS The Cedar Creek All Stars captured first place honors here last weekend in the first ever Jays Invitational men's slow-pitch softball tournament. The All Stars downed Custom Shirt Works of Athens, 15-10, in the championship game. The Malakoff Rebels garnered a third place finish. The All Stars used timely hitting, capitalized on the breaks and posted a perfect record, qualifying for the tour- nament finals. The local squad defeated Navarro College, 11-2, Jack Daniels Asphalt, 13-3, Ole West Steakbouse, 14-9 and the Rebels, 8-4, enroute to the finals. The Custom Shirt Works team downed the All Stars 12-10 in the first title game but fell in the decisive mat- ch. To reach the finals the Athens team opened with a 19-1 win over The Force, dropped a 12-2 tilt to the Rebels, edged The Force 11-10, belted Ole West The Trinidad baseball teams are showing improvement on the field, but the scoreboard did not show it last week. Monday night, the Blues and the Reds battled it out in their hometown rivalry. The Blues came out on top 12-5 over the Reds. Tuesday, the Reds faced Cross Roads. The Reds were unable to defeat Cross Roads. Cross Roads walked away with a 16-7 victory over the Reds. Mildred defeated the Reds 14-2 on Thursday night, but Friday night the Reds gave a tougher battle They fought to break the tie for two extra in- nings until Mildred finally put over the winning run. That final was 13-12 in Mildred's favor. It was the seventh PGA event he had won west of the Mississippi, one of his The Blues came very close to winning tournament victories being the 1977 their game with Cross Reads on Thur- Hawaiian Oven. sday night. However, they came up one point short and took a 12-13 loss. for unwonted'gold jewelry- IOK. 14K. 18K - dental gold. coins. any item marked Sterling Also silver coins dated 1964 and earlier Steakhouse sial Grove 20-7 the loser's bracket The loss to Custom Shirt 1 Rebels with the third Rebels opened the win over Eustace. In the second and ship tilt the All Stars game with a seven run During the productive six batters to Custom Shirt runs in their half of three more in the damage was done. Members of the are Lynn Rogers, Randy Monroe, Johnny Chapman, Chuck Perkins, Mondo Poole, James Jackson, l Ray Garrison, Richard Monroe and WeS Hrs. :Mon.-Sat. 9-6 Hwy. 85, '/3 mi. '. 90, G.B.C. 887.1106 by Charlie On Saturday night, have any better luck. the Blues b) The Trinidad Little didn't have very either. They Cross Roads team However, they gave fight on Thursday only one point Mildred took home an 8-7' sday night. 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