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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, December 22, 1971, Image 1

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?7I I'‘WeefWesday, Dveernj^dr. .1471 THE KINGS mountain HERALD. KINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C P*g« I r , HERALD SPORTS By CART STEWART Mountainettes Beat East, Mounties Beaten Lettei To Santa G-W Hosts Cage Tourney, Mounties In Burns Event ‘ I know it's late and you probably have your sleigh' loaded and ready to go. But, this Christmas would you consider bringing the following: A n.ational championship for Eddie Holbrook's Gard- ner-Webb Bulldogs. And a big fat pro basketball contract tor G-W’s All-American George Adams. . . A return to the top of the Southwestern Conference for Kings Mountain’s boys basketball team. And a con- feri'ncc title for the girls, something that they’ve never had in the history of the SWC. . . An undefeated season for the Central Junior High cage squad, which has an outstanding coach in Porter Griggs. . . ... An Orange Bowl victory and national championship for Alabama’s Crimson Tide and a Gator Bowl title for North Carolina’s Tar Heels, who have come a long way the past few years under Coach Bill Dooley. . . A Southwestern Conference baseball championship for Kings Mountain High and coach of the year honors • for its mentor, Barry Gibson, a fine coach and gentleman as well. . . All-American honors for Kings Mountain’s four young men playing college basketball: George Adams at Gard- ner-VVebb, Otis Ccle at Florida Stale, Charles Barnes at Appalachian and Ken Mitchem at Pan American. . . A winning season for CoaCh Bob Hussey, in his first year as a college mentor at Belmont Abbey. And, also for Hussey, a big school coaching job. He’s too good to ha\ |i to stay at the Abbey very long. . . (Looking for something to do next week? If you re a baskeiibali fan, you tan liave a field day. A top small college basketb.all tournament and a Cleveland County high school teurnament aie on ta;. the firct fo.r days df next week. (Monday and Tuesday nigh(, iCardncrWobb college will host Its annual Holiday Tournament ' S, ' i. « J ' r#' and on Wednesday and Thurs day, the four county high schools will participate In the Burns High i.p f tournament. At GardnerAVebb, the unde feated and nationally fifth-ranked Bulldogs will play host to three cf the top small college teams in tne soulli. T.iey are Le.ioir- iRhyne, Belmont of Na.sh\ille, Tenn. and Mars Hill. Grid Success Plenty of success for future Kings Mountain High football teams and their fine young coa.h, Bobby Jones. Santa, CjacJi Jones deserves a much belter effort than his team gave him this year. . . Happiness in coaching for John Blalock, who is final ly getting back into high school coaching. Blalock turned out some outstanding teams at Compact but was over looked 'by KM High when integration came in. . . A new. modern bowling alley far C. H. (Cat) Horsei I- operator of Mountain Lanes Bowling Center. And contin ued success for KM’s duckpin bowlers, who have brought national recognition to our city by winning several na tional titles. . . A college scholarship for Kings Mountain’s fine full-* back-lincbaoker John Grier, a two-time All Southwestern Conference choice. And, Shrine Bowl horrors next season far M'lrk George. KM s outstanding linebacker who v-as overlooked bv the SWC coaches when they picked the 1971 All-Conference team. . . A return t j coaching for foi-mcr KMHS grid mentor. Bill Bates. I know he’s happy in his new job, Santa, br.t he's a great influence on young people, especially ath letes. . .' ■ ■ ’ A midget football program for Kings Mountain. The midget league w'as disbanded several years ago and high school football here has suffered because of it. . . And, while we’re on kid sports, Santa, how about more summer snorts for the children and less for the adults. Adult softball has been given top priority here the past few years. Sports for the adults is fine but the kids should come first. . . _ < EYES TOURNAMENT — Cardnei-Webb College All-Americem George Adams, a Kings Mountdin jr tive, will carry a 35-point scoring overage into the Bulldogs' annual Holiday Tournament at Best Gym Monday night. The Bulldogs hos tMars Hill in Mon day's opening round second game. Lenoir Rhyne plays Belmon'i College of Na:'hville, Tenn. in the. opener. Gardner-Webb, fresh, from a 103-99 win over UNC-AshevUle, carries a perfect 8 0 record into the event. Legion Success A good season for the Post 155 American Legion team ne.xt summer. Our boys haven’t fared too well the jias i couple of seasons, but we can remember the day when I / KM was always near the top of I’lfe standings. . . Another good college basketoall tournament like we had here a few weeks ago but for next year’s event, Santa, I how about less snow?. . . A hole-in-one for my good friend and golfing buddy', Jackie Hughes. And, I’d like to have one too, Santa. . . A lot of suckers in Kings Creek, so this year’s gigging season will be exciting. . . An Atlantic Coast Conference basketball title for N. C. State’s Wolfpack and All-American honors for their 7- foot-4 sophomore from Newland, Tommy Burleson. Even tliough Burleson ended KM High’s undefeated season a few years ago, Santa, I still wish him the best. .. A return of professional baseball to this area. Since Shelby and Gastonia dropped out of the Western Caro- Knas League, the few devoted baseball fans who are left don’t have a chance to spend an enjoyable Sunday afteM/ nooh at the ballpark. . . Another good year for Gardner-Webb’s bascbail team and continued coaching success for Bulldog mentor Jerry Bryson. Ditto for the G-W foctball squad and its fine • coach, George Litton. A good Babe Ruth League^ program for Kings Moun tain, Santa. And make this program for Kings Mountain hov.s an'i not kids from Gastonia. Gastonia is big enough to have its own recreation programs. . . Continued success for Kings Mountain’s contr’hution to the college football coaching ranks. Pride Ratterrec, an assistant mentor at the University of South Carolina. . . (2^ M « Citislmostimc, young hearts are filled v/ilh W Abie Martin Another Gold A speedy recovery and a return to racing for Kings Mountain’s Don Bumgardner, who was seriously injured in a wreck at Concord last summer. And a lot of racing victories rfo another fine local driver, Freddy Smith. . . A Western N. C. High Schools Activities Association golf championship for Kings Mountain Hig’h golfer Jim Jolly and a team title for Coach Blaine Froneberger s Mountaineers. . . A starting pxisition on Appalachian’s football team for my brother-in-law, Donnie Rogers of Taylorsville, and an other undefeated sea^n for Kings Mountain’s Richard White, football coach at Taylorsville Junior High. . . Another three-sport athlete at Kings Mountain High School like Richard Gold, a young man who excelled in every sport an din the classroom as well. . . Many more coaching victories for Kings Mountain’s Mike Ware, head football coach at Newberry High School. And a return to coaching for Jimmy Kimmell, former New berry coach who stepped down last year after putting the South Carolina school on the grid map. . . And, Santa, how about a few more professional ath letes like former New York Yankee great Bobby Richard son, a man who realized that he was put on this earth for purposes other than attaining personal goals. Apd sorpe more colorful athletes like Yogi Berra and Jim Piersall. . . And, finally Santa, for everybody, good health, peace and a very Merry Christmas! V/e v/ish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year SILVER VILLA RESTAURANT f,06 EAST KING STREET KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1971 11 A. M. UNTIL Baked Virginia Ham Raisin Sauce Mixed Green Salad Mashed Potatoes Buttered Green Beans Rolls - Butter Tea or Coffee Fruit Cake SI.50 (tax includedj^ Lonoiir-Rhyne, which should bring a huge following to Best Gym, will open the tournament at 7 o’clock Monday night against Belmont, a team which is ranked alongside Gardner-Webb as the pre-tourney favorite. Gard- nerWei.:b wiCl take on Mars IMl in the 9 o’clock nil htcap. Open ing night losers will play Tes- day at 7 p. m. and the winners will meet for the tourney title at 9 o'clock. Belmont participated in last year’s event, which s'aw four games decidc-d by a combined total of only eight po.nts. Bel mont lost a 120-lil.S double ovei- time decision to G-W in last ycai’s opening round, then lost a one-point decision to Elon in the consolation game. Gardner Webb is off to its best start ever under Coach Eddie illo/orook. r.ie Bulldogs are 8-0 and have already won two tour- namenl crowns, (he Asheville r.poff and the Kings Mountain Invitational. 'I'.10 Bulldogs are paced by Kings Mountain All - A.meiitan i.le rge Adams, who Is veraging .'ti points and 12 rebounds per q;on-<’. Adams scored 3G points .-laturday night to lead G'lrdncr- Weiji) to its eighth straight win, a 10 5-99 decision over UXIC-Ashe ville in the Charlotte Coliseum. The tournament will feat.re several players who p'ayed their high school basketball in the area. GardnerAVcibb has Adams, Don Eilictt of Dallas and AI Graves of Cherryville and Le noir Rhyne has Andy Anderson of Gaslcnia and Ilal White of Dallas. In the high school tnurnament at Burns Wednesd.ay, .'^ho'by will take on Crest in the 7:il5 p. n. opener and Kin s Mountain will battle host Burns at 9:1"). Open ing night losers play Thursd.iy at 7:13 and winners play fer the title Thursday at 9:13. Shelby, which handed Cherry- ville its first loss last Friday, ‘s the pre-tournament favorite, but Crest, t li e SWC’s defending champion, will give the Lions all they can handle. Kings Mountain coach A"cn Dixon has been drilling his Mountaineers overtime in prep aration for their game with Burns. Dixon will be playing be fore familiar faices since he was once a star eager at FaEston high school, which is a part of the consolidated Burns. The game will have another added highlight in that Burns coach Bill Powell was once coach at Bethware high here. Burns, which beat KM twice l.-’st season, has most r.f its play ers back and the E’ lldr gs got off to a blazing 3-0 start before dropping their last two games to East Rutherford and South Point, a pair of undefeated oiitfit.s. Kings Mountain hasn’t won in five outinrs but the Mountaineers have been in every p-i-ne, save their season opener when they bowed to Bessemer City 75 .35 and their final game last Friday when they lost to East 85-65. It should be pointed out, however, that both EC and East are un defeated in seven outings. After the tournament, which will be an annual event between the four co nty schools (the tour ney site will move each yeart, the Mountaineers will be idle un til January 4 when they resume S'juthwestern Conference play. VI ’ MOUNTAINETTE LEADER — Senior Susan Cash, pictured above, is one of the main reasons Kings Mountain High's girl.v ba.sl -1- ball team is off to a 4-1 start. The Mountainettes, who are 2-1 in Southwestern Conference play, ore idle until January 4 when they play host Lincolnton. Patriots Drop 46-39 Decision Central Junior High’s Patriots ime this .wc,.‘v:-i. F.;ur players bad their unbeaten string broken i.rcd i ’ u p'in'.s eiuli. ilcav- -M-jiiday at Belmont, 46-39. The tu r U .1 the Wildmats with 17 lo.vs came just three days alter I'oints, incluaing nine free the Patriots set a school scoring ilirovvs. record cf '01 point.-, against G.is- , , I 1 Lav S 11)01 i'b' final one of !■ ■' ■ T'-’o'- don’t The Patriots jumped off to a play again until January 10, when 9-2 lead only to .see the ho.sts’ hit v-..ii.v • 12 foul shot.s for a 14-10 first per- Central (39i — M.iniiing .8, iod lead. The Wildcats went on .Ia -k.s,in 8, Soiitliweil S, Ma-icn 8, lo ., j —a. .M.Iean .3. Tb' mpse-n 4. ritriol- ouidn't rr li ... Pelrrr.l (!9i — E< al<- !, Civi-- Cen' al failed tr, pl-i e a p’: ■■■ 8, -Sti.-.vc .3, Wiliiams 13. Ileavencr in il le l.gi- ei 1 r C'e f 1',. lb je 1. 'To yod... the family, too! We wish the merriest and brightest. HARRIS Victory Gives Girls 4-1 Mark, Boys Now 0-5 Kings M.iuntain High’s cagets clo.sed oui their pro Christmas s'.'hediile Friday night at East Itullici .'ord by splitting a South- wc,-,.(.n coiifeieiise twin bill. :'i,.ifli Blaine Fronebergeris, Mountainettes, contin-. ing to look like a threat for the SWC title,' ri.mped to (heir foul lit win in five ouur,L.'.-i. w.i.j.piij, la.st year’s .oi.i.eienip ro champions 43-32. 'File M..uiit lineers, however, weni dovv.i lo their Lith straight tleieal. 8.3 w. it was the seventh Riiaiglit win for the Cavaiierfs,;. who a.c lied with .South Poifitf far the AIJ lead. ■ j T.ie vi.-lory by the East boys^ avenged an upset loss lo ..lounlies in last year s f-.nal refi-.' iilar sea.voii game. The ,33-31 wfct by icings .Mnunlain knocketf?tftet Cavaliers out of .second p-jac^ r, ’ Coa.It Connie ifamrick’s ciifc was not 1 1 be dei.-od Frid ilnu;.;tt. The f-.3 points were most points the Cavaiers haffe"- ever ired against a .Moaiitaln team. , ‘ ' y-l Tommy Srmm.ins cored- poinis, liii; M.nyse added 18 ad.S Sammy Walkin-s 16 for the CavT-.' lieis. Bui :ii Blaioik, a sopWt. mere, led the Mounlie.S with jtS- and .Mike Tlio.i is and WeAdeH' D.’wkiiis added , 10 and 10, spectiveiy. | ^ : lOiii . playmaker Elane Corji-’ woi! iilayed her best game of the year, s-orin.g II p'.inis to paf* the .Mo. ntainettes to their 1 lint victory. The win ran ,'.\\ C ro.ord to 2-1 and dropped East (.1 1-2. I ■ Ca.olyn Mitchem with 13 D.rir(ts ami Deborah Crockett with. 10 ai.'led the KM cause. Lydia Poc^e Scored 13 poinLs to lead the Eayt girls. Kings Mountain held Eiasfs top siorer, Jane Biggcrsrafl, t'o. cn’.y six poinis. ’ (GIRLS GAME) Kings Mountain (42)- Oock-- ett 10, Mitchem 13, GornwelJ lj4, I-ovelarc, Lee 4, Henderson 1. i East 1,32) Pooie 13, Bi/g*- s'a' 6, Murray .3, llau'k, Macop- sen 2, Riegcrt 2, Ashley 2 Alber- gme 2. • . (COYS G.VME) liiii.gs Mountr n iC5) Dawkfris 10 Brown 4, White 3, Blalock 18,: Wingo 6, Thcm.hs 16, JoHy 2, (,'rocker 6. East 18.31 -Philbcck' 10, MajiW I's. Ilarrill 6. Si.mmons 29, Wgt-' kins 16, Towery 2, Cobb 2, Waflt* er 2. a Holiday Toninef At 6-W College r: ILING SPBT' GS, K. C.—Folir line small college baketi'^ll ti a.m.s will be b nlured in the .■■■'til aiinuil Gar.lii'T-Wc b Cat- I-.'ro lloiiday I5n.sk< .’"lall Toirns- mei’’. set for Manday tnd Tuos- iay s, De < in ler 27-28. Gard- nei -\V( bb will lio.sl Mars Hill, L' l i.- Iliivne an I Belmint Col b ge c.' ?'.i in ile, Tenn. '1 he firb game will mitch Le- P' ■- I'liviie and re'naont College. • liicr .Veh'i an.i Mirs Hill will b’" ’ in t'le r.igii ap of Che double In I I'T -111 M'. n-iay night. Tues- d'v iiiglit the 1 .srrs will play in t'-p ( leniiig game and the win- roi-s wi’l i lay f ir the title. Open ing game t .nae is 7 o’clock each niglit. You call. We come. ^•1 That’s wluit the service business is all about. 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