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Sports Update
A Final Look at
WSSU Tennis 1985
Lynell Winston
Winston-Salem State University’s Tennis
Team finished third in the CIAA southern
division with a 8-4 record in the conference,
and 9-6 as an overall performance.
James Roach, the captain, and Most-
Valuable players finished with an im-
pi'essive 11-4 record and l;e finished tied for
second at his number two position. Roach
was the only player to win in the CIAA tour
Roy Jhnson and John Bigelow also had an
outstanding year, both finishing with 9-6
records. Dave Alston also had a good season
coming through with clutch victories.
Johnson C. Smith repeated as the CIAA
southern division champions. St.
Augustines College finished second and the
Rams were the third place team.
The Rams are looking forward to next
year because all the players will be return
Football 1984
In Review
by Robert Toran
Sports Editor
For the second consecutive year, the
Mighty Rams of Winston-Salem State
University, captured the Southern division
title of the CIAA.
The 1984 season was a very impressive
and successful one, as the Rams played in
spired ball throughout the course of the
season. A 9-1 record during regular season,
proved how good the Rams were.
The Rams offense lead the CIAA in scor
ing with a 33.1 average. In total yards the
team was averaging 541 yards a game.
On the other hand, the defense was a hard
core unit, and had the task of stopping oppo
nent’s offenses.
The Ram’s tough defense was second in
the CIAA. Players like Mike Winbush (Sr),
Leonardo Horn (Soph) and Danny Moore
(Jr) guided the productive offense. While
Mark Wallace (Soph), Dan Bryson (Sr) and
Derrick Beasley where in charge of a stingy
The Rams only defeat during the regular
season was against a strong Va. Union
team, 19-7.
In the final seconds of the CIAA title
game, the Rams lost on a missed field goal
to Norfolk State (20-19) to end a most pro
ductive season. The loss was a heart-
breaker. The team feels that they will be
strong again in the 1985 campaign and
hopefully they will win the whole thing.
Coach Bill Hayes, his coaching staff and
the returning team members look forward
to working with the outstanding signees
which include: Terry White, Greenwood.
S.C.; Charles Ikard, Hickory, N.C.; James
‘Boss Hog” Daniels, Florence, S.C.; Orlan
do Edwards, Trotwood, Ohio; Jeffrey Wof
ford, Spartanburg, N.C.; Michael Bryant,
Charlotte, N.C.; Donald Franks, Tarboro,
N.C.; and Rohalier Phillips, Riviera Beach,
The Educators are the champions of the
1984-85 Basketball Intramural Season. They
iefeated the Dunk-A- Zoids, 94-88.
The Dunk-A-Zoids were expected to win
because of their superb athletes and their
devastating fast-break offense.
The Educators (the underdogs in the con
test) were lead by the sharp shooting of
Windell Similton, Darryl Allen and the in
side play of Thomas Lofton, Re;i ie Ran
dolph, Mike Reid and Jeff Mi/ 11.
Mighty Rams CIAA Southern Division champs.
Photo by Perry
Southern Division
Champs Men’s
Basketball “84”
by Robert Toran
Sports Editor
In a rebuilding year, the men’s basketball
team found out that they could still play
among the best of the teams.
Clarence “Bighouse" Gaines took an in
experienced team and molded them into
“giant killers.” Losing Troy Russell and
Rodger Mason, Coach Gaines had to find so
meone to fill their shoes. Eugene Pennick
and transfer Alex Hooper stepped right into
those once empty shoes. Freshman
Haywood Workman and transfer Oscar
Williams also provided great leadership
By tne end ot the year, tne ciuD tounu
themselves six games above 500 with a 18-12
record. Upset victories over N.C. A&T and
No. 1 ranked Va. Union in a playoff game
also added feathers to their caps.
Winning the Southern Division CIAA Title
proved to the Rams that they have the
talent to compete with anyone and they will
be favored to capture the CIAA title.
Good recruiting, hard work and quality
ball playing, the Rams will be very hard to
beat next season.
Lady Rams Do It Again Sports Trivia
by Melanie Beatty
Faye Cobb’s home run in the bottom of the
ninth inning gave the Lady Rams softball
team a 2-1 win over Norfolk State Universi
ty ending another winning season.
The Lady Rams not only ended their
season with a record of 25-2, but are the
Southern Division Champs, and CIAA
Champions for the second year in a row.
The Lady Rams had four All-Conference
standouts, three All-Tournament Players,
and a conference player of the year. The
four All-Conference players are: Donna
Johnson, Faye Cobb, Kennan Menefee, and
Monica Roberts. The All-Tournament
players are: Donna Johnson, Faye Cobb,
and Kennan Menefee.
The conference Player Of The Year is
Faye Cobb. This is the third year in a row
the Lady Rams have received the Con
ference Player of the Year Award.
In 1983 Faye Cobb received the award:
1984 Kennan Menefee; and 1985 Faye Cobb.
The Lady Rams were not the only ones to
receive recognition for their outstanding
play. Coach Timothy Grant was selected as
CIAA softball coach of the year, for his
outstanding coaching.
The Lady Rams reached the final by
beating V.A. Union 16-0, NCCU 7-4, and Nor
folk State 9-6.
Coach Grant has some very candid
remarks concerning his expectations for
next year’s team.
“A third championship. With only four
seniors leaving, and an entire infield return
ing, I’m expecting good things in the year to
come,” he said modestly.
Lady Rams
1985 CIAA
Softball Champions
Here are ten more or less belles-lettrish
questions that are concerned with games or
contests, athletic and non-athletic.
1. What novel opens with this sentence:
“Robert Cohn was once middleweight box
ing champion of Princeton?”
2. What seventeenth-century observer of
men and manners, watching a cockfight,
“soon had enough of it, and yet I would not
but have seen it once?”
3. What English short-story writer was a
professional sprinter in his youth?
4. What literary pundit is quoted thus (and
in what book): “I am sorry that prize
fighting is gone out; every art should be
preserved, and the art of defense is surely
important....Prize fighting made people ac
customed not to be alarmed at seeing their
own blood?”
5. What President of the United States, an
author in his own right, once coached foot
ball at what Eastern university?
6. What American philosopher-statesmen
wrote The Morals of Chess, designed "to
correct (among a few young friends) some
little improprieties in the practice of it?”
7. Where did “idle progeny....urge the fly
ing ball?”
8. What British storyteller, describing in
his reminiscences an American League
baseball game which he watched at New
York in 1914, declared “the pitcher is the
man who commands the highest salary?”
9. In what Shakespearean play is
“Charles, wrestler to Frederick,” among
the characters?
10. To what poetical character is a bumbl
ing shortstop often compared because “he
stopped one of three?”
1. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hem
ingway. 2. Samuel Pepys. 3. A.E. Coppard.
4. Samuel Johnson, in James Boswell’s
Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. 5.
Woodrow Wilson at Wesleyan University,
Middletown, Conn. 6. Benjamin Franklin. 7.
Eton College. The quoi..iion i? I'l. r' Thomas
Gray’s Ode on a Distant Prosp cl of the
same. 8. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in
Memories and Adventures. 9. As You Like
It-10. The titular hero of Samuel ■ aylor Col
eridge s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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