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April 29, 1977
THE HIGH LIFE
Unknown Golf Team
Hodges and Sweeny confer.
by Lisa McDowell
This is a rebuilding year for
Grimsley’s Varsity Baseball
Team. Having only four returning
players does not help matters. As
of April 21, the record stood at 3
and 5. The production of the team
is not up to the expectations of
Quite a few errors have been
made in the games. The first few
innings seem to be the toughest
for the team. Pitching is causing
some problems also. “We’re still
fighting it.’’, says Coach
Johnson. A relatively new
member of the Athletic Depart
ment, Ronnie Cox, is assisting the
Varsity Baseball Team although
he is primarily a football coach.
The games this season have
received a surprisingly good
turn-out, considering the time of
day they are held. Coach Johnson
is hoping that the night games
will attract larger crowds. The
last three games are night games,
which begin at 7:30.
Coach Barbour is the coach for
the Junior Varsity Baseball Team.
His assistant is Tony Baldwin.
The team consists of sixteen boys,
most of whom are sophomores.
Some of the team’s most
outstanding players are Kyle
Neve, who plays short stop,
Stewart Cameron, catcher, and
Andre Blount, who plays short
stop and right field. Pitching for
the team this year is Maurice
Jolly. Alan Blake is also a pitcher.
Tim Rohan is the top base runner.
Is New Teacher
by Sharon Sturdivant
Grimsley has just recently
gained a new Physical Education
teacher. Coach David Dowd.
Mr. Dowd attended Page
Senior High School. After
finishing high school, Mr. Dowd
attended Guilford College here
in Greensboro where he received
a Bachelors of Science degree in
Mr. Dowd has been teaching
approximately one year and a
half, while finishing up a Masters
Degree in Physical Education at
A&T State University.
Mr. Dowd began working as a
Physical Education teacher here
at Grimsley on March 28 when he
replaced Coach Whitley. He
teaches five classes.
In the Coach’s spare time he
takes advantage of participating
in all sports. Coach Dowd works
for the Greensboro Parks and
Recreation Department during
the summer. In addition to this he
coached a colt league team for
Cone Mills this past summer.
Coach Dowd enjoys all sports,
moreover he enjoys helping
students in their learning
Coach Dowd is 23 years of age,
and he is married. At the present
time he does not have any
children but, plans on having a
big family in the future.
Coach Dowd says he likes
Grimsley and enjoys working
here. The Coach says the teachers
and students are very friendly.
By Gary Sue
This year’s Grimsley Tennis
Team opened the season with
surprising success after an
opening defeat. After losing to
defending State Champions,
Winston Salem Reynolds 6-3, the
Whirley netters ripped off 5
straight matches 9-0. The
Whirlies victims were Smith,
Dudley, North Forsyth, East
Forsyth, and Southeast. The
Whirlies were then cooled off by
Page, and High Point.
In the opening match against
Reynolds the Grimsley netters
dropped all singles matches but
came back to win all three
Against Dudley, the Whirlies
cleaned the Panthers out winning
all nine matches and evening
their record, 1-1. The story was
the same in the next three
matches as Grimsley swept them
- In the Whirlies most recent
mat6h they prevailed with an 8-1
victory "over-“North Forsyth. The
team swept all the singles
matches except one. In doubles
our netters took all three and the
This year’s top six consists of 4
seniors, 1 junior, and 1
sophomore. The seniors are Cliff
Abels, Gary Sue, Mark Yost,
Mark Trexler. The one junior is
George Poulas, and the only
sophomore is Dicky Vaughan.
The team seems headed for a
successful season, and possibly
the Conference Championship,
and maybe even greater things.
by Wayne Earley
Does Grimsley High School
have a Golf team?
Yes, although it is largely
unknown, Grimsley does have a
golf team, and the making of a
very fine one at that.
Grimsley does have a very fine
chance to win the conference
championship. This is decided
by taking the total strokes (final
scores) from all the matches that
Grimsley will play. Put them up
against the scores from all the
teams in the conference and the
team with the lowest total wins.
Grimsley now stands number
four in the conference, ten strokes
behind league leading Greens
The individual champion is
determined the same way. Take
the lowest individual scores from
all the matches and the player
with the lowest scores win the
Mark Tucker now stands 3rd in
the conference. Ryan Fox fourth
and Larry Spivey is 11th.
So with such fine golfers, an
interesting conference race shap
How come nobody knows about
it? Coach Holly says the biggest
reason is “all the matches start
around one o'clock, everyone is
still in school. Another reason is
the matches are so far away,
Grimsley’s home course is Bryan
The last four conference
games are as follows:
Tuesday, May 3-North -
4:00 p.m.; Thursday, May
5-Smith - 7:30 p.m.;
Tuesday, May 10-Central -
7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May
12-Page - 7:30 p.m.; These
are the last games of the
season. We hope that
everyone will come out and
support the team.
1977 GRIMSLEY SENIOR HIGH
Billy Tsintzos 6
John Hodges 11
Glenn Ford 12
Chuck Fesmire 9
Mark Hardeman 7
Don Dempsey 15
Rod Elkins 1
John Seeeney 16
Ashley Apple 13
Tim Leitner 4
John Rose 3
Andy Strickland 8
Hugh Elkins 2
Tyrone Harshaw 16
Steve Wile 5
William Baynes 10
Park off US 29 North near Brown
The Whirlies do not come
without a past. Grimsley has one
big name in that of Joe Inman
touring Pro who, earned over
$60,000 last year.
Continued from Page 6
record setting mile relay team is
composed of any four of these
runners Berry, Alspaugh, Walk
er. Kelly Haines and Carolyn
Haines have run a no. 1, 4:18.
Jackson, Fulp and Gantz add.
youth to the spring corps and
could be deadly this year and
next. Kelly Haines, a sophomore,
shows great prospect in the 440.
Versatile Betsv Walker runs the
100, 220, and has already clocked
1 62 relay split in her first 440
In duals meets the Whirlies
lave beaten Reynolds 80-30,
High Point Central 78-36, North
Forsyth 87-27, and lost to
Western Guilford 56-59. Grimsley
also has beaten Smith, North
Forsyth, East Forsyth and Smith
in a guard meet.
On May 4 .the Conference
Championship will be held at
Grimsley. Western Guilford will
host the sectional on May 6 and
the State Championship will be
held at Hoke County on May 13.
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