THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA
i THE LIONS!
VI exander, Gianokos Make All-State
of 1 —^—*
ing as[arS Hill Loses To
IONS PLAY BILTMORE THERE TONIGHT
Catamounts, 39 To 24
joach Fred Dickerson’s Mars
^1 Lions will meet the strong
arches college five in Ashe-
promi® tnnight in hopes of gaining
■rcise ^ 20-18 defeat hand-
to earlier in the season.
the t^ncluding Monday night’s
rid w Pi^y®'i eight games to date.
Vhe Dickerson men opened
new j. . ^
r wars’**' grand style, de-
eems ^*'**^^ Champion Y team
„ . .m Canton twice in succession
ng he ^ Since then
larken have found rough sailing.
^ Lions were defeated at the
ids of the strong Enka team
nd reni _ , , , ,
:en Co*** hlnka and then staged a
voiced and played beautiful
.1 in holding the ’37 Southeast-
ind t^ Tournament Champions from
mberland to a 31-30 score.
rown ^’*>ce the Cumberland game the
pkerson men seem to have hit
that lf^“”'P- They have played three
ving tP®® since the holidays and lost
regulalf^srs Hill fans are looking for-
rd hopefully to the beginning
j| the second semester when
a Roberts is expected to re-
1 cont'** Roberts played
Life Mars Hill in the
•d forf*" seasons and his return
3t emjj’**^'^ strengthen the team very
On Thursday, January 6, the
in sev*'***°*® quintet invaded the lo-
len as ^*** ^**^ defeated the Lions
. (the tune of a 20-18 score. The
and ra**® played some good ball in
lough ’ P^^ the game, but
jljei' that they failed to hit the
)uld bli*^ consistently and the lads
. >m Asheville pulled into the
ive in:, , ,, „
in and' ^**° "”^°** game. Ray and
, j liner lead the Lions in this
lat do , . .
e life i**®’ scoring four points.
(.»_ Saturday, January 8, the Moun-
hard ** entertained the Textile
)f bein^*'**' from Spartanburg,
_1C., and left the court on the
J trt end of a 28-20 count. As in
Is as 1 game, the Lions
educat*^®^ strong, only to be outplay-
«by the blue-clad visitors as the
to attJ**^ progressed. The Textile
climbed into the lead early
xjthe second quarter and never
mquished it. Ray led the home
m with nine points, Alexander
iie^ in ^ Charles each scored four
*nts for second honors.
^ Monday night of this week
througr^. , , „
. Lions played the strong W. C-
iihethc* J ^ ,
. y were defeated by a larger
salute than in earlier games, they
at like a much improved ball
0. Ray, Hough, and Alexander
re the stars for the Dickerson
n in this game.
flsl remaining games scheduled:
fan. 15—Biltmore, there,
fan. 18—W. C. T. C., here,
fast '^**' —Wofford Frosh, there.
LOOKING IN ON THE LIONS
BY ORVILLE CAMPBELL
(This column, horn with this issue of THE HILLTOP,
will give results of interviews with outstanding ath
letes of the campus.)
With the 1937 season a thing
of the past, and the new year
ahead of us, we sincerely wish that
Mars Hill -will be 100 per cent in
victories this year, but at the same
time we crave for them a red-let
ter year in good sportsmanship.
At most colleges today, sports
are based upon the money that
can be made instead of teaching
the boys who take part in them
the high ideals of clean living.
We are thankful that this is not
Mars Hill policy.
This college has always stood
for clean physical directorship.
The fact that the leadership of
sports at our school is in the
hands of capable men should make
each member of our student body
proud of our coaches. These men
realize that sports teach men more
than merely winning. They are
devoting their lives to the devel
opment of character in young
men through athletic leadership.
Our basketball team this year
has really proven to us that they
are true sportsmen. Although they
have not won as many games this
year as in the past, they have of
fered no alibis for their defeats
and each member of the team has
given his best. The basketball
team is setting an excellent exam
ple of good sportsmanship and
may the rest of our sports this
year follow in its footsteps.
With no center jump in basket
ball this year, the game is faster
than it ever has been. All over
the country this new ruling is
causing much discussion. There
are many coaches who are for it,
but I believe you will find more
who are against it. I believe that
this new ruling makes the game
entirely too fast. It is very hard
for five men to play the game for
four quarters and play it as it
should be. Gradually the game be
comes very slow and new men
must go in. If a team does not
have good reserve strength they
will be completely out of luck.
Looking over former alumni
who are making good at other
schools in various sports we find
George Wirtz and Jim Cowan who
have gained recognition for them
selves in Big Five circles.
Wirtz, of Wake Forest, was one
of the outstanding football play
ers in the Big Five during the
past season. He scored the two
touchdowns that beat Davidson in
the final game played by Wake
Forest this year. He starred in
every game and won much praise
from all of the coaches in the Big
Five. At the close of the 1937
season, he was elected to captain
the ’38 team.
Cowan, who is better known to
his friends as “Footsie,” is mak
ing a name for himself at David
son. He has scored 74 points in
the first six basketball games
played by the Davidson boys this
year. According to Coach Walter
Skidmore, of Carolina, Davidson
has one of the best teams in the
state this year and he gave much
of the credit for their success to
C. team at Asheville and lost
the score of 39-24. Although
r new I
an. 22—Textile J. C., there,
an. 25—Blue Ridge vs. “B,’’
Vice ^**' —Tenn. Wesleyan, here.
,* an. 31—Phieffer, there.
^ ^ ’eb. 1—Wake Forest Frosh,
eb. 3—State Frosh, there,
'eb. 4—Lees-McRae, there,
j'eb. 5—Lees-McRae, here.
„^eb. 8—Cumberland, there,
'eb. 9—Hiwassee, there.
Feb. 10 — Tenn. Wesleyan,
Feb. 11—Newport, there.
Feb. 15—Asheville School vs.
Feb. 17—Asheville School vs.
Feb. 22—Christ School vs. “B,”
Feb. 24—Christ School vs. “B,”
Feb. 26—Wofford Frosh, here.
March 4-6—Southern Tourna
ment at Chattanooga, Tenn.
The following have been
awarded football letters: Ends,
White, Therrell, and Jones;
tackles. Squires, G. Valentine,
Martin, and Higgins; guards,
Gianokos, Wright, and Brown;
centers, Whitaker and Deeper;
backs, Brantley, Alexander,
Murray, Stringfield, Michael,
Early, Ball, Wilbanks, D. Val
entine, and Rutledge; Man
Of these, Therrell, G.,Valen
tine, Gianokos, Wright, Alex
ander, Early, Ball, and D. Val
entine, will be lost by grad
Library Gets Volumes
On Ghosts, Sonnets
(Continued From Page 1)
Whither I best may see those
blues eyes burn
Tumbling Team Gives
Exhibitions At Games
The tumbling team, under the
direction of Coach Oren Roberts,
has given several exhibitions at
basketball games this year and
their shows have won favorable
comment from all who have wit
The boys have done everything
from boxing to playing hockey.
Graham Morrison has taken the
part of a clown, and his tactics
have brought laugh after laugh.
This year’s team is one of the
best in the history of the school
and several boys will be awarded
letters. This is one of the hardest
letters in the school to earn, for
out of about thirty who were on
the team last year, only five won
Which lured my heart to Love’s
immortal trysts . . .”
This is the way Petrarch ex
pressed his love for Laura in
The Sonnets of Petrarch as trans
lated by Joseph Auslander.
These two books are just a small
sample of some of the new books
that are now available in the li
brary. Start reading now if you
expect to be ready for others that
will be in.
With the 1937 grid season be
hind us and the 37-38 cage season
just ahead, we look with interest
on the basketball squad as it pre
pares for the coming campaign.
The team this year will have only
four lettermen to bolster it.
Around these four. Captain Gene
Alexander, Brantley, Ray, and
Hough we must base our hopes of
a winning team.
Two other old men. Peek and
Kellner, will be counted on a
great deal in the coming games.
In addition to these veterans
we have several new men who
should really go places this
year. Among these we find Wil
banks, that midget marvel of
t f************^-***********,.,.,^ ‘I*® gridiron and also supposed
to be a crack basket hawk;
“Curley” Charles, spark plug
of the Melrose intramural team,
and Wilson, a big blonde basket
bagger from Shelby who is ex
pected to go places this winter.
Coach Dickerson says that the
team should be strong defensive
ly and will be able to present a
fast attack, although they will be
handicapped to a certain extent
by lack of height.
ifi ^ ift
The grid season is over. The
basketball season is here. Let’s
forget football and snow and rain
and go to the gym every home
game and show these Lion cagers
that we really are behind them.
(Continued on Page 3)
Star 11 Selected By
James Gianokos at guard, and
Gene Alexander at fullback, re
cently were awarded places on
the All-Conference Junior Col
lege eleven, which was selected
by the coaches of the Carolina
Junior College Conference.
Coaches voting in the selection
were: Johnny Mackorell, Lees-
McRae; Oren Roberts, Mars Hill;
Arthur Ranson, Brevard; “Tubby”
Hand, Presbyterian Junior Col
lege; Clarence Stassavich, Camp
bell; Porter Shepard, Wingate;
and Richard Rice at Boiling
Springs. All of these coaches had
placed a team in junior college
competition and had played one
or more games with other junior
The Belmont Abbey Crusaders
seemed to have the best team in
junior college circles this year.
They won every game with the
exception of a 13-13 tie with Boil
ing Springs at Belmont late in
Belmont also led in the number
to make all-conference team hav
ing five of their men on the first
Other schools than Abbey and
Mars Hill who placed men on the
all-conference team were Brevard
with two members and Campbell
and Presbyterian College with one
Both Gianokos and Alexander
played outstanding ball for the
Robertmen this year. Gianokos
won praise from everyone who
saw him play. He was especially
good on defense, a deadly tackier
and he also blocked several punts
during the season.
Alexander gave competition
plenty of trouble all season. His
punts averaged 40 yards for the
season. He was one of the Lions’
best ground gainers. In fact, he
was one of the best backs in the
state this year.
Here is a list of the first team:
Bradley (Belmont A.), right
end; Rhor , (Wingate), right
tackle; Gianokos (Mars Hill),
right guard; Hicks (Brevard),
center; McNeil (P. I. C.), left
guard; Bay (Campbell), left
tackle; Romanoski (Belmont A.),
left end; Hyer (Brevard), left
half; Hudasek (Belmont A.),
right half; Wilson (Belmont A.),
quarterback; Alexander (Mars
Gianokos Chosen As
Best Lion Blocker
Having been selected as the
best blocker on the Mars Hill foot
ball team this year, James Gian
okos was recently awarded a foot
ball signed by the players and
coaches of the football team.
The selection of this award was
made by the team and the coaches
had no part in the voting. Gian
okos was one of the outstanding
ball players for the Lions this
year. He was a star in every
game and his outstanding play
was largely responsible for the
success of the team.
He is a well-rounded individual
and well liked by all who know
him. This is his last year at Mars
Hill and he will be greatly missed
by the football team of next year.