Ske-Bo-Psi Wins Qassic
By Ralph F. McKnight
Ske-Bo-Psi get mo high, a social
club, wins the first Phi Mu Alpha Sin-
fonia Basketball Classic. In the first
round they defeated NAACP 49-44,
which led them into the semi-finalk
They destroyed Groove Phi Groove
57-46. The championship ended with
Ske-Bo-Psi on top of Alpha Phi
Omega 54-38 and the Ske-Bo-Etts, the
women of the group, were there to sup
port their Ske-Bo’s to a victory. The
Ske-Bo team consisted of : M. Pharr as
Take,” C. Hinsley as “Smooth,” R.
McBroom as “Mummy,” F. Hender
son as “Slim Nasty,” D. Sigler as “Fat
Cat (he knows where its at),” J. Baker
as “Money,” M. Lewis as “Milt,” E.
Maxwell as “Miles Long,” R. Barnett
as “Speed,” and H. Kee as “Here.”
The team’s MVP went to ”Slim Nas
ty.” The All-Tournament players con
sisted of Starlin Beatty, Eddie Sauls,
Carey Havgett, A. Jones, Alvin
Powell, Charles Hinsley and Frank
Nappy,” E. Davis as “Steak and
Upcoming Tennis Player
Tyronne Brooks in action during
By C. “Sport” Pftge
In his seventh year of playing tennis,
Tyrone Brooks has established himself
as a good and upcoming tennis player.
Brooks, who comes from New York
City, started playing tennis when he
was twelve years old, when an older
friend introduced him to the game
through Arthur Ashe and his National
Junior Tennis League.
New Yorkers are noted for playing
basketball and Brooks is no exception.
“I started playing baseball, soccer
and basketball after I started playing
tennis in high school,” said Brooks.
Through his years of junior high and
high school. Brooks had\ participated
and won many tournaments. The
USTA Penn Ups, The New York State
Tennis Championshipj and the
Malcom/King Tennis Tournament
After four years of high school.
Brooks had I composed a 31-1 tennis
record and hadi received letters to
attend many colleges.
“I chose Winston-Salem State be
cause I had family that lived in North
Carolina and my cousin Kevin Craw
ford was playing tennis here who is
also from New York.”
Brooks plays second singles and
teams with Crawford to play first
doubles. Brooks went 9-4 in singles
and 10-3 in doubles. Brooks was
named this year’s team’s Most Valu
Brooks is now a member of the
Wilson Free list and the Foote-Joy
Free list. These lists are composed of
athletes who have good tournament
records. The individuals receive free
tennis rackets and shoes.
Like other sports, tennis is a sport in
which practice makes you better, but
because of school, Brooks can’t prac
tice like he wants.
“Over the summer. I’m able to
practice about six hours a day, but
because of studying in school I’m only
able to practice about two hours a
day,” said Brooks.
Brooks has set many goals for himself
as an athlete.
“I want to keep myself in good shape,
to play in as many tennis tournaments
as possible and to try not to lose, and
one day turn pro,” said Brooks.
The News Argus, May, 1982, Page 9
A TRIBUTE TO BtGHOUSE
HALL or FAME
By Malcolm Pharrr
Arrington Jones, a 6-foot-l,
225-pound runningback, starred at
Winston-Salem State University from
1977 to 1981. In 1977-78, Jones played
in the Rams’ backfield with now Dallas
Cowboy runningback Tim Newsome.
After a knee injury in the final game of
tiis junior season, Jones returned to
:laim the Most Valuable Player Award
and All-CIAA honors. Jones was
drafted by the San Friancisco 49’ers of
;he NFC (National Football Con
ference). The 49’ers were eventual
5uper Bowl Champions. Jones seemed
eluctant in speaking of his experience
ivith the 49’ers, and was obviously bit
er towards the organization. “My
-elease from the 49’ers was just one of
hose freak incidents that anyone could
have gotten caught up in. I felt that I
tiad made it through the hard part
'Pre-season drills). The season was
beginning, and all of a sudden my
dream slipped away from me,” stated
Jones. The fact that the 49’ers were
Super Bowl winners did not compen
sate for Jones’ release. “The extra
money that they received is my primary
thought relating to that situation,”
?aid Jones. Jones denied political
reasons for his release by revealing that
he was kept on the roster while a
University of Alabama All-American
was released. “It depends on the
organization whether or not politics
play a major role,” said Jones.
Mr. Jones is a lot more cheerful today
than he was when he returned from the
49’ers’ camp. Tomorrow he will report
to the Denver Broncos’ Rookie Camp
to put his talents to the test for what
could be his last chance. The first day
of regular-season camp is in July.
At this point of the interview Jones
was as confident in his potential as I
had always known him to be. “I was
confident in San Francisco and I’ll be
the same way in Denver. My size and
agility tell me that I can be one of the
greatest backs ever,” stated Jones.
This statement is yet to be proven and
Mr. Jones acknowledges that fact.
Arrington is undecided about secon
dary goals, and that I could relate to.
Football is his dream, and he is in hot
pursuit of it. Ifhis dreams are deferred
then he plans to remain in Denver to
complete his education.
Jones’ message to prospective profes
sional football players is to believe in
yourself and secure alternatives. “The
alternatives will make things a lot
easier for you than it is for me,” stated