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

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é ! Wediosday, \ Decembsr. 22, 071 : \ © THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD, KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C. i 3 ‘Page r HERALD SPORTS By GARY STEWART Letter To Santa 'T 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 national championship for Eddie Holbrook’s Gard- ner-Webb Bulldogs. And a big fat pro basketball contract for 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- ference title for the girls, something that they've never had in the history of the SWC. ... | An undefeated séason 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-Webb, Otis Ccle at Florida State, Charles Barnes at | Appalachian and Ken Mitchem at Pan American. . . A winning season for Coach Bob Hussey, in his first vear as a college mentor at Belmont Abbey. And, also for Hussey, a big school coaching job. He's too good to hap to stay at the Abbey very long. .. Grid Success Plenty of success for future Kings Mountain High football teams and their fine young coach, Bobby Jones. Santa, Coach Jones deserves a much better effort than his team gave him this year. .. Happiness in coaching for John Blalock, who is final- ly getting back into high school coaching. Elalock turned out some outstanding teams at Compact but was over- looked by KM High when integration came in. 1 A new. modern bowling alley for C. H. (Cat) Houser} | operator of Mountain Lanes Bowling Center. And contin- i 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-linebacker John Grier, a two-time All-Southwestern Conference choice. And, Shrine Bowl honors next season for Mark George, KM's outstanding linebacker who was overlooked bv the SWC coaches when they picked the 1971 All-Conference team. . i A return tH coaching for former KMHS grid mentor, i Bill Bates. I know he's happy in his new job, Santa, but ' he's a great influ. ence on young people, especially ath- letes. . . A midget football program for: Kings Mountain. The midget league was 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 sports for the children and less for the li © adults. Adult softball has been given top priority here the { past few years. Soon for the adults is fine but the kids should come first. . \ Legion Success i ¢ A good season for the Post 155 American Legion team next summer. Our boys haven't fared too well the pas) | couple of seasons, but we can remember the day when KM was always near the top of tye standings. . Another good college basketball tournament like we had here a few weeks ago but for next year’s event, Santa, | how about less snow?. . . A hole-in-one for my good friend and golfing buddy, ' Hi 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 it though 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- linas League, the few devoted baseball fans who are left don’t have a chance to spend an enjoyable Sunday afte} noon at the ballpark. . . Another good year for Gardner-Webb’s baseball team and continued coaching success for Bulldog mentor Jerry §) Bryson. Ditto for the G-W football 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 hovs and not kids from Gastonia. Gastonia is big enough to have its own recreation programs. . . Continued success for Kings Mountain's contr’bution to the college football coaching ranks, Pride Ratterree, an assistant mentor at the University of South Carolina. . . Another Gold A speedy recovery and a refurn to racing for Kinos » Mountain's Don Bumgardner, who was seriously injured 3 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 High golfer Jim Jolly and a team title for Coach Blaine Froneberger's Mountaineers. . . : A starting position on Appalachian’s football team for my brother-in-law, Donnie Rogers of Taylorsville, and an- other undefeated seaspn 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. And some more colorful athletes like Yogi Berra and Jim Piersall. . And, finally Santa, for everybody, good health, peace and a very Merry ’ Christmas! Mountainettes Beat East, Mounties G-W Hosis Cage Mounties In Looking for something to do next week? If you're a basketball fan, you can have a field day. A top small college basketball tournament and a Cleveland County high school tcurnament are on tap the firct for days of, next week. and en Wednesday and Thurs- day, the four county high schools will participate in the Burns High Lipo tournament. At GardnerWebb, the unde- feated and nationally fifth-ranked Bulldogs will play host to three : cf the top small college teams in (Monday and Tuesday night, the south. They are Lenoir- I3ardner‘Webb college will host Rhyne, Belmont «f Nashville, its annual Holiday Tournament Tenn. and Mars Hill. EYES TOURNAMENT — Gardner-Webb Collzcge All-American George Adams, a Kings Mountain 4 tive, will carry a 35-point scoring cwerage 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’; College of Na:aville, Tenn. in the opener. Gardner-Webb, fresh. i from a 103-99 win over UNC-Asheville, carries a perfect 8 0 record into the event. Ciiristmastime, young hearts pe ara filled with 4 fey and delight. s } f ay yours 810. | MODERN CLEANERS Abie Martin 606 EAST KING STREET KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C. 11 A. M. UNTIL Baked Virginia Ham Raisin Sauce Mixed Green Salad Mashed Potatoes Dolls - Butter Fruit Cake $1.50 (tax included) We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year SILVER VILLA RESTAURANT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1971 Buttered Green Beans Tea or Coffee “Tourney, urns Event Lencir-Rhyne, which should bring a huge following to Bost ‘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- ner/Weib wil take on Mars Hill in the 9 o'clock nil htecap. Open- ing night losers wil] play T.es- 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 saw four games decided by a comkined total of only eight points. Bel mont lost a 120-118 double over- time decisicn to GW in last year’s opening round, then Jost a one-point decision to Elon in the consolation game. Gardner-Webb is off to its best start ever under Coach Eddie Ho.brook. Tae Bulldogs are 80 land have already won two tour- nament crowns, the Asheville Tipoff ard the Kings Mountain Invitational. The Bulldogs are paced by Kings Mountain All- Amerizan ISecroe Adams, who is veragng 35 points and 12 rekounds per game. Adams scored 36 points Saturday night to lead G'irdner- WelLb to its eighth straight win, a 103-99 decision over UNIC-Ashe- ville in the Charlotte Coliseum. The tournament will feat.re several players who played their high school basketball in the area. Gardner/Welkb has Adams, Don Eilictt of Dallas and Al Graves of Cherryville and Le- noir Rhyne has Andy Anderson of Gastcnia and Hal White of Dallas. : In the high school tournament at Burns Wernesday, She'hy will take on Crest in the 7:15 p. m. opener and Kine s Mountain will battle host Burns at 9:15. Open- ing night losers play Thursday at 7:15 and winners play fcr the title Thursday at 9:15: Shelby, which handed Cherry- ville its first loss last Friday, ‘s the pre-tournament favorite, but Crest, the SWC's defending champion, will give the Lions all they can handle. Kings Mountain coach A''en Dixon has been drilling his Mountaineers overtime in prep- aration for their game with gurns. Dixon will be playing -be- fore familiar faces since he was once a star cager at Fallston 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 last season, has most cf its play- ers back and the I! 1ldcigs got off to a blazing 39 start before dropping their last two games to East Rutherford and South Point, a pair of undefeated outfits. Kings Mountain hasn't won in five outinzs but the Mountaineers have been in every g"me, save their season opener when they bowed to Bessemer City 75-55 and their final game last Friday when they lost to East 85-€5. 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 cc nty schools (the tour- ney site will move each year), the Mountaineers will be idle un- til January 4 when they resume Southwestern Conference play. MOUNTAINETTE LEADER — Senior Susan Cash, pictured above, is one of the main reasons Kings Mountain High's girlc bask ball team is off to a 4-1 start. The Mountainettes, who are 2-1 in Southwestern Conference play, are idle until January 4 when they play host Lincolnton. Patriots Drop 46 39 Decision Central Junior High’s Patriots ime this seascn. Four players had their unbeaten string broken red ecivit | each. Heav- Monday at Belmont, 46-39. The nor led the Wildmats with 17 loss came just three days after pecints, inzluging © nine free the Patriots set a school scoring throws. record cf 10% points against Guas- ter bay Sonoou Th » game was the final one of "a 7 Phe fon’t The Patriots jumped off to a play again until January 10, when 9-2 lead only to see the hosts’ hit vy 12 foul shots for a 14-10 first per- Cer RY innin 8 id lead. The Wildcats went on Jackson 8, Southwell 8, Masen 8 LO Ah idm ina EL ade Molean 3, Themps 1, Tatrict: couidn’t, en -h Pelm nt (45) — Beale 4, Davis Cen! al failed tg place a pla rer 8, Stowe 5, Williams 13, Heavener in d le #ovires frothe 1 1%, Hcpe 1 To you... the family, tool We wish the merriest and brightest. about. in. Every day. Like aut¢ that save ) er service a budget payment plan that spreads your months. PHONE 739-4231 You call. We come. That's what the service business is all And that’s the business were it helps if the serviceman to do when he gets there. < ; IN Of course IN knows what : Our servicemen do. regency matic u time and trouble. Burn- and tune-up. And we have fuel cost We can do more for vou than just sell you clean, dependable. eco- nomical Mobil Heating Oil. Emergency or no. Give us a call, Any time. WE DELIVER TO YCUR HOME 50 GALLONS AND UP CALL JIM ALEXANDER OR JULIUS BURTON CITY ICE, COAL & OIL COMPANY CITY STRLE1 i Beaten Victory Gives Girls 4-1 Mark, Boys Now 0-5 Kings Mountain High's cagers closed out their pre Christrhas “hedule Friday night at East’ Rute: ford by splitting a South-: weswin conference twin bill Coach Blaine Froneberger's Mountainettes, contin_ing to look: like a threat for the SWC title,? romped to their fourth win in five oulings, wa.ppild, last year's conLerence co-champions 43-32. - The Mountaineers, however, went dow. to their fifth straight deleat, It was the seventi} straight win for the Cavaliers,’ Ww who ace tied with South Poift! for the SAID lead. | Tae vit tory by the East. boxe: avenged an upset loss 10 ¥ Mounties in last year’s final reg-f ular season game. The 55-51 i by Kings Mountain knocked; thet Cav aliers out of second p. poe, Es Coach Connie Hamrick’s was not to be dered Frids though. The £5 points were - most points the Cavaiers ever ored against a Mountain team. =. bo > Tommy = Simmons. cored-- 29; points, Bill Mayse added 1% atid Sammy Watkins 16 for the Caves’ liers. Butch Blalock, a soph, more, led the Mounties with and Mike Thon Hs and Wendel: Dawkins added .18 and 10, & 1 spectively. © playmaker Diane Cor 85.U5. »enild we!l played her best game of the, year, scorinz 11 points ‘to | pafe; the Mo. ntainettes tg their 5. point victory. The win ran KMS, “WC rocord to 2-1 and droppl East to 1.2 Carolyn Mitchem with 13 BEE 1 and Deborah Crockett with. 10 aided the KM cause. Lydia Podje scored 13 points to lead the East girls. Kines Mountain held East's top scorer, Jane Diggerstaft, to: only six points. (GIRLS GAME) Kings Mountain (42)--Crock-* ett 10, Mitchem 13, Cornwel} , Lovelace, Lee 4, Henderson 1.7% : Fast (32) Poole “13, . Bil igér+ sta’ 6, Murray 5, Hau'k, Macop- sen 2, Riegert 2, Ashley 2 Alber- gine 2. ¢ (BOYS GAME) : JZings Mountz'n (63) Dawkins 10 Brown 4, White 3; Blalock 18,! Wingo 6, Themis 16, Jolly 2, Crocker 6. . 2 Fast (85) -Philbeck’ 10, Mayse 18, Harrill 6, Simmons 29, W lns 16, Towery 2, Cobb 2, Wali: er 2. 2 Holiday Toume$ At G-W College | CILING SPRINGS, N. C.—Fofir small colleze ba-ketr=l teams will be featured -in the *th annual Gardner-Weeh Cod re Holiday Baskelrall Tourna- sot for Monday tnd Tues- , De ember 27-28. Gard- fine men’, lay n'e! ner-Webbh will host. Mars Hill, Lon ir Rhvne and Belmont Col: Icze cf Mathviile, ‘Tenn. The first game will mutch Le nc’ Fhivne and Fe'mont College. “Iner-Webh and Mars Hill will pro in the ni cader ap of the double mn Mcnqday night. Tues It the lzsers will play in and the win rh’ a game will play for the title. Cpen- imme t'me is 7 o'clock eaeh services? We offer metered deliveries s evenly over the Mobil heatingoil ‘|| £

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