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April 30, 1954
Offered Full Scholarships
Greensboro High’s athletic pro
gram has produced several out
standing athletes from its highly
successful football and basketball
teams of the 1953-54 season who
have been offered scholarships for
their achievements in the sporting
Waddell Solomon and Tommy
McDonald, the starting guards for
the Whirlie quint, which won the
Western Conference AAA basket
ball crown, intend to make North
Carolina colleges their schools for
continued basketbali activities.
Waddell, the aggressive 5’ 10”
playmaker who proved to be one
of the most consistent threats on
the Greensboro team, has made
definite plans to enter East Caro
lina College in the fall.
His scholarship, enabling him
to play on the North State defend
ing championship team, will in
clude room and board, tuition fees,
Scholastically Waddell feels, “I j
State center, netted a full four-
year scholarship at the University
of North Carolina soon after his
fine performance in the Charlotte
bowl game. j
More recently, Charlie Highfill, i
the other Whirlie to receive the i
honor of being on the Shrine Bowl |
squad, has been considering offers
from Florida State and Wake For
Charlie says, “I feel sure its
going to be Wake Forest now.”
The starting end for the locals was
offered a four-year athletic grant
by the Demon Deacon footballers.
“We’re required to play on yar
-t freshman ball and then I hope
I’ll move on up. I’m also planning
to take a business course,” was
Charlie’s explanation of his sched
ule for the next few years.
will probably take a general bust
ness course or major in physical
McDonald, the stabilizing ele
ment in this year’s team, has had
an offer from the Elon College
Christians. He related, “I have
also talked to Coach McGuire at
Carolina, but no definite plans
have been made.”
:S(Don Patterson and Phil Crockett,
two of the big men on the club
who control the backboards, have
approached several schools with
no sure plans completed yet.
Two members of the Greensboro
football team, which ended the
grid season with an 8-2 record
against its North Carolina oppon
ents. are also sure of scholarships
for their college years.
Jim Jones, the outstanding All-
lelmen Grab Six Wins;
Darkness Causes Tie
There are five Whirlie baseball
games left in the season. Right
now the Whirlies are in contention
for the Western Championship and
need your ardent support. Listed
below is the remainder of the
THURSDAY, MAY 20, HAS
been decided upon as the date for'
the annual senior luncheon to be
held this year at the Sedgefield
Manor, according to Mrs. Nellie
Blackburn, luncheon committee ad-1
The committee composed of rep
resentatives from each senior!
home room made these plans^ at a,
meeting April 5 with Mrs. Black-;
burn. Additional plans are sched
uled to be completed in the near
Victories last week for Greens
boro’s undefeated tennis team made
the local netters the men to beat
in high school competition. Wins
over High Point and Elkin and a
tie with a strong Danville, Virgin
ia club boosted the Whirlies win
ning streak to six with one tie.
Greensboro and Danville met at
the Senior High courts on April
16 and deadlocked in a 4-4 tie
with the deciding match called be
cause of darkness.
Greensboro’s Walker Lockett,
Sam LeBauer, Bose Ravenel, and
Jim Spence won singles matches.
Tom Mclver moved up to the num
ber two position vacated by Doug
Orr, who was sidelined with an
injury and assisted Lockett in win-
the doubles match which tied
i The Whirlies came out on top of
1 a 7-2 score in the match with the
I Elkin netmen on April 20 at
, Greensboro’s courts,
j Walker Lockett, Sam LeBauer,
Doug Orr, Bose Ravenel, and Tom
' Mclver won singles matches. The
Lockett-Orr and Spence-LeBauer
combination won their doubles
High Point tasted defeat at the
hands of Senior’s tennis team on
April 23 at the Bison home courts
to give the locals their sixth win i
of the season. |
Lockett, Sam LeBauer, Orr, Me-
Iver, Ravenel, and Spence again
took individual honors for Greens
Whirlie shortstop C. L. Nabors is shown in a close play at first base
in the Gastiona game played on the home field. The Whirlies won 1-0
for their third conference win.
Whirlies Meet Salisbury In Home Game
After 10-1 Non-Conference Reidsvllle Win
This afternoon at four o’clock
the Whirlie baseball team will en
gage the conference leaders from
Salisbury in a home game. The
Salisbury nine defeated Greens
boro in their last contest, and to
day the Whirlies are looking for
revenge in hones of putting them
back in the conference lead after
taking a non-conference game from
The Whirlies were off and run
ning when they scored one or more
runs in all of the first six frames.
Greensboro’s C. W. Bolling added
the Whirlies only run in the fourth
inning by a home run deep in
The visitors, lone run came in
the fourth inning after Fritz Apple
gave up one of the three hits Reids
ville received, and an infield error
provided the only run. j
C. L. Nabors was the big gun'
along with Tommy Nance. Na- j
bors provided two doubles and j
Nance knocked in three runs. In ^
all the Whirlies got nine hits,
four being extra base blows.
Although the Whirlies were lead
ing 6-1, they still didn’t let up
until four runs were pushed over
in the sixth stanza.
Victory Over Gastonia
ffiird Conterence Win
Behind the four hit pitching of
Banks Ritche the Whirlies edged
the Gastonia Greenies 1-0. This
was the third conference win for
the Whirlies against two defeats,
and the first time Gastonia has |
been beaten all year. j
Charlie Rayle squeezed home |
Dave Thompson for the winning I
tally in the fourth inning after ^
Thompson had walked and C. W. i
Bolling had advanced him to third!
on a single to right field. |
Ritchie was never in serious
trouble although he walked six
and left men on base every inning.
This left Greensboro in third
place in the conference and fol- i
lowing Salisbury which has a 4-0
record and Gastonia with a 3-1
Although Gastonia outhit Greens
boro, they could not bunch any
hits to supply a run. Roger Shep- ■
herd pitched for the visitors and
limited the Whirlies to two hits
and two bases on walks. i
After the G. G. O. many new
aspirants are trying their luck on
the local golf courses.
George Cox finally threw down
his basketball and has gone back
to golf. Last year George was hit
ting near the 70’s.
Cver to the baseball picture:
Charlie Rayle stepped in for in
eligible Bill Lewey and in his
second time at bat proceeded to
get his first hit.
It seems golf played a bad trick
on baseball when it stole big John
Hughes away from the diamond.
John has really shown great prom
ise in baseball but he also hits
that golf ball a long way.
The J. V. baseball team has come
up with some exciting games late
ly. Playing Central last week they
were tied in the last inning when
Gary Snider slammed a triple send
ing Clifford Penley scoring from
first base. Carole Lupton was the
winning pitcher and this was his
second J. V. win of the season
with no defeats.
On the J. V. squad Coach Pat
Earey has Russ Christopher, catch
ing; Charles Heafner, first base;
I.arry Hoyle, second base; Gary
Snider, shortstop; and Robert Hall,
In the outfield are Bob Grant.
Clifford Penley, Jay Brane, and
Rnnney Goodstein. Other pitchers
who have seen action are Pat
Haley, Allen Atwell, and Tom Mor
The members of the track team
are still wishing for a decent track
so some of the meets could be
held at home. They say you lack
the little extra drive when you’re
away from home all the time. May
be the school board will see fit
to build one in the near future.
Our two near city rivals, Burling
ton and Winston-Salem, have very
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