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THE FULL MOON
They Can Really Swing' Em The Tennis Tea
Mark Them Up Two or Three
This has been a colorful sports year at A. H. S. From the open
ing- kick-off that saw Albemarle gain revenge for a four-year losing-
streak to Boyden high to the final out in the ninth inning- of the
Bulldog-Concord Spider baseball game May 14, it has been a year
that has not only brought good records in all four of the interscho
lastic sports in which the Bulldogs participate, but which has also
gratified a good many followers of the Blue and White.
No less colorful than the records and accomplishments of the
year, however, were those who participated. Among them are a num
ber of Seniors who were playing their last games under the Blue and
White. To them we wish to offer our heartiest congratulations and
extend to them the welcoming hand to legendary “Hall of Fame” of
With a natural love for the game and the heart of a true sports
man, Buck Mabry has been a luminary of the gridiron, hardwood,
and diamond for six colorful years. It isn’t for us to relate here
his deeds, but to show forth his spirit, a spirit of a true sportsman.
Last fall in one of the early games Buck received an injury to his
side. An operation was necessary, and Buck was advised by the
doc to take it easy for the remainder of the season. But that wasn’t
Buck. In spite of the pain and trouble, Buck came back last fall
to add to his other colorful laurels. Erratic, temperamental—any
thing you want to call him—he’s still got the stuff that makes a real
man, and we salute him.
One of the most consistently fine, dependable players in all
three of the major sports is one William Moss Furr. For the past
four years Bill has been a three-letter man. In addition to this he
has been captain of both the football and basketball teams, and
president of the Varsity club. Likeable and friendly. Bill is truly
another great sport.
Taking her place along- with the boys is Josephine Whitley, sin
gles champion of the South Piedmont Conference tennis tournament
last year, and co-captain of the basketball team. Due to illness,
Phenie was not able to defend her tennis crown this year, but she
was one of the consistently good members of the basketball team
Mabry, Lisk, F
Others of the athletes have mainly confined themselves to su
premacy in one or two sports, but they, too, have been no less color
ful. Jack Castevens and Max Fesperman have both played brilliantly
on the gridiron. Jack placing- at one of the guard posts on the all
conference eleven last fall. Others who are deserving- of this nomi
nation because of their excellence in football are Creel Lowder, scat
back, and Thomas Hatley, rangy end.
Keith Almond, coming- from a championship Endy team, broke into
the Bulldog- quintet early and paced the scoring of the team with a
season’s total of 197 points. J. P. Mauldin and J. W. Lisk came into
the limelight somewhat more recently, but they both turned in good
performances in leading- the Bulldogs to their high conference rating-
Netters Close First Season Under
Direction of Tillotson With Five
Victories As Against One Loss
Gaskin and Shankie
Are Undefeated In
scribes Buck Mabry and J W i
who led the batting average,
the Bulldogs this year on th1
mond. Mabry got 13 hits U
times at bat to lead with 402
he was not out for the entirs>
son. Among- those who left
the entire season were List
Furr, with averages of .368 ,
Others in the top five were 1
drew with .315 and Little '
.268. The team average w '
Bill Furr led the mound sta.
four victories to his credit a'
one loss. Lisk divided his ew
three and three, as did Skin 1
din with two against two. j,
ner trailed the quartet witl
loss chalked up against him.)
Lisk is a newcomer to thesqu
having transferred to the twel
grade from Richfield. Furi'ai
Mauldin are veterans on' tl
mound, having seen duty for
past two years. Swanner is a
ented underclassman. He nill
counted for future use on the 1
Regular Match Play
The Saga of an Athlete
We ought not, in taking post-glances at Field Day, to fail to
mention the performance of one contestant in particular.
Four yeare ago John Auten entered high school. For his first three
years he tried athletics, but he never rated the varsity in any of the
three major sports which he tried. Then came this year, and the
basketball season in particular, following- on the heels of an outstand
ingly successful football campaign. The cagers were not to share this
hnielight, however. The squad had been hit rather hard by gradu
ation, and good replacements weren’t too numerous.
Though the team made only a fair season’s record as shown by
the conference ratings, there were times when Auten, Almond, Furr,
and several others looked really good. Throughout the season Auten
was a consistent starter, and his scoring- record was among the leaders.
It remained for Field Day to display his talents fully, however.
Representing an eleventh grade, which has somehow failed to get very
enthusiastic, Auten captured the most first places of the day! Win
ning in all of the four events he entered, he accounted for twentv
points of the six grade’s sixty-odd points.
No, even with this one-man team the eleventh didn’t win. They
came in a none-to-close third, but here’s hats off to a brilliant
athlete of their number. Bud Auten!
That will insure a
Down Monroe Twice
Overconfidence took its toll in
Concord when the boys came away
on the gloomy end of a 7-2 score,
Gaskin and Shankle saving a reni-
nant of the team’s shattered pres
tige by winning- their singles
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The boys had a chance to pick
up a few pointers from the super
ior players of the local racquet
club in a late-season practice match
with them. The matches, however
were closer than the 6-0 score
Apparently using- this experience
to good advantge, the courtmen
rolled into high gear for the final
two-match series with Kannapolis,
which they swept without the loss
ot a match.
‘Gaskin Good’ - Tillotson
Reviewing the season, Tillotson
was enthusiastic over the steady
improvement of Reid Gaskin, who
was upset m the finals of the South
Pi^mont Conference tournament
in'Loncord, May 10-11.
“Given some competition,” he
declared, Reid should develop in
to one of the finest players in the
state. He has sound form, a good
competitive attitude, and the "
important will to work.”
Policing for freshnes.s
a new program of flavor
and freshness for your pro
tection . . . “Hours later”
baking, plus careful check
ing of our bread on the
market guarantees perfect
ly FRESH bread when you
specify ... ^
Let's Go, Bulldogs So Say the Cheerleaders
Paced by Reid Gaskin and Hod
Shankle, both undefeated in regu
lar match play, the Bulldog net
ters won five of their six scheduled
matches, losing only to Concord.
Highlights of the season were
three shutout victories, two over
Kannapolis and one over Monroe.
Also during- the current season a
major improvement was made with
the resurfacing- of the tennis courts
Opening the season at home, the
netters eked out a 5-4 victory over
the Spiders of Concord. Playing-
in the number 2 position, Shankle
distinguished himself by his 6-0,
A two-match series with Monroe
was next on the slate, with the
Bulldog's victorious in both by the
scores of 7-0 and 8-1. Attention
was focused on the center court in
both matches as Gaskin outsteadied
Jones, staging rallies which some
times lasted for minutes.
The ^cheerleaders shown above, working with Miss Laws and 1
Boosters Club, have made a large contribution to the spirit at athli
events this year. Outstanding among their activities was an entb
astic pep meeting and parade staged just before the Homecoming
game with Barium Springs. They are: Ha Knotts, Josephine
ley, Mane Deese, Deward Lefler, and Maria Ehringer.
Elects Merritt Head
The Girls’ Athletic association
met m a called meeting Thursday
afternoon to elect officers for next
The following officers were elect
ed : president — Evelyn Merritt -
vice-president — Nell Mason; sec-
^taiy—Idell Mauldin; treasurer—
Helen Russell; publicity manager
Eumce Smith; hiking manager
—Rois Underwood; sergeant-at-
ALBEMARLE, N. C.