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James Walker, Sports Editor
Lions Beat Western Carolina Teachers 6-0
Sporting With
The Lions
By Jimmy Walker
In our last “colyum” we re
minded Mars Hill fans that the
W. C. T. C. game would give us
some excellent grounds for com
paring our Lions with the Tor
nado from Brevard. Although we
did not get to see the Brevard-W.
C. T. C. game and although we
Ibeat the Cats on our own ground
and the Cats beat the Brevard
boys at Cullowhee, we are satis
fied that Mars Hill should win the
,^_^Thanksgiving game by at least
two touchdowns. Anything can
happen between now and “Turkey-
""^"day” and it is a little early to
make predictions; but we always
were inclined to stick out our
sued tlnecks for trouble!
k is m A “Bokay” to the boys of
‘ " K both teams participating in the
t of Founders’ Day game. It was a re-
si Cliimarkably cleanly played contest
’’ • with penalties against both teams
Koc.s : adding up to a great big zero.
hi number two goes this
o hi^ggjj ministerial student
from High Point. Worth Grant
showed us something against the
I Catamounts and reports are that
stenjjg played one whale of a game
“*”0 'at Banner Elk last Saturday. This
great! columnist believes that the end
jmes, problem is definitely solved for
on this year.
Underdog Mars Hill Shows
Fight And Ability
In Winning
Perfect Pass Front Murray
To Edwards Nets
Plemmons, W.C.T.C. back, is being thrown for a three-yard loss by Chic Murray of Mars Hill
early m the first quarter of the Founders’ Day game which saw the Lions win a 6-0 upset victory.
At the extreme left is Jim White, Mars Hill right end, who was ready to pounce on the ball
camel should his teammate fail. (Cut—Courtesy Asheville Citizen.)
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For the information of those
not closely acquainted with the
team we should like to say that
Grant, although a C-II, did not go
out for football at all last year
and could not report this year
until the last Monday before the
Founders’ Day game. He made
the first string lineup in his very
first scrimmage. He is a product
of High Point high school.
Here’s to you, Grant!
Hocutt Goodman
Wins 2nd Cake Run
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Bril In this issue you will find a
’mam column devoted to interviews with
Czec Lion athletes. Here is some low-
ous ■ ‘^own on our star halfback, not
itchfi obtained by way of questions and
m a k answers.
stum L)id anyone ever tell you how
balai “Chic” Murray got his nickname?
on seems that Bruce, while playing
.wo with a sling shot, once killed a
[ieac( chicken belonging to a neighbor,
mphl friends then began to call him
fall Chicken” and the name, in its
hus shortened form, has come down
n. ' ns.
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>pe We dropped into the gym one
night last week and watched the
t) ra C-I’s go through a spirited basket-
sen ball workout. Several of the boys
n ffh looked plenty good and some of
pros the lettermen are going to have
aUyf to fight to keep their positions
thej when they report for serious prac-
'errt tice Monday night.
Forest in
^^tf this afternoon should
Hocutt Goodman was the first
boy to cross the finish line in the
second annual Hilltop cross coun
try cake run, October 15. There
were 28 boys competing in the
rough and hilly two-mile run.
Goodman led most of the way
and finished a few yards ahead of
Vaught Wagner, who ran a good
The cake run is an annual event
sponsored by The Hilltop. The
winner got his “championship”
cake and the rest of the boys
that finished “in the cakes” had
their choice of the remaining ones,
according to their positions.
The order of the finish was as
follows: Goodman, first; Vaught
Wagner, second; Steve Singletary,
third; Monk Critcher, fourth;
Miller, fifth; Edwin McDevitt,
sixth; C. Culpepper, seventh;
Charles Radford, eighth; Jim
mie Griggs, ninth; Jessie Pol
lard, tenth; Alex Moore, eleventh;
D. Robinson, twelfth; McLeod
Bryan, thirteenth; D. Harris, four
teenth; and J. Robinson, fifteenth.
All the boys who showed up
well in the cake race are expected
to try out for track next spring.
Coach Dickerson is confident that
several of the cake winners will go
places for the Lions then in the
mile and two mile runs.
(By Request)
C. G. Ray: Is a “Junior”. C. G.,
the first, is the sheriff of Stokes
county and a former pitcher for
the Philadelphia Athletics. Carl,
Jr, pitched the Asheboro Ameri
can Legion Juniors into the semi
finals in 1936, and pitched Erwin
into the semi-finals of Shaugh-
nessy playoff series of the Tobac
co State League last summer. He
lost only one start for the Lions
last spring, c. G. was high score-
man for the season in basketball
for the Lions last winter with 200
points, or about one-third the
Lion totals for the year. Plans
to go to Davidson after gradu
ation here, where he is taking an
A. B. course. He hopes to break
into professional baseball after
finishing school. Likes blondes.
Lions, Lees-McRae
Battle To 6-6 Tie
told that the Elizabeth City lad
did some nice leather toting.
give the Wake Forest heads a pre-
0IIII * * pic-
Jview of some nice prospective
*! Deacons. Several of the local
nociu— oi me local
•lov Forest
next year and the Deacon men-
Jtors will do well to keep their
I eyes on such hoys as Grant,
>asii White, and Stringfield.
Incidentally, White played a
Looking forward, next week’s
game here with Davidson’s “B”
team should furnish the Roberts-
men the stiffest opposition they
have faced on the home field this
year. The “B’s” beat us last year,
7-0. They will bring several boys
who have seen service with the
Wildcat varsity this season.
Addison Hubbard: Hails from
Burnsville, North Carolina, where
he played basketball three years
with the Burnsville high school.
Is 19 years old; taking an A. B.
course here at the “Hill”. He
plans to go to Davidson next year.
He was number two man on the
Mars Hill tennis team, undefeated
in college play last spring. Plays
forward in basketball.
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large part of the game at Banner
Elk in the backfield and
we are
Intra-mural basketball is now
in full swing. The interest is
higher this fall than ever before
and more boys are participating
than in any previous year. The
boys are showing just how much
they like intra-mural sports. If
only an intra-mural league could
Howard Charles: Comes to us
from Winston-Salem. Played two
years at Sedge Garden high near
Winston and then one year at
South high in Winston. He is
twenty years old and is taking an
accounting course here at school.
He is undecided about where he
will go next year. Plays forward.
Favorite saying, “Gimmee a date.”
Nickname: “Curley”.
be organized for the girls
Why not. Miss Sallie?
Saturday afternoon, October 22,
the Lions invaded Banner Elk and
played the favored Lees-McRae
Bobcats to a 6-6 deadlock.
The Lions outplayed their hosts
throughout the contest but re
ceived a bad break in the second
quarter when they were penalized
15 yards from their own 16.
Waddington scored for the Bob
cats on the next play. The half
ended with the ball in Mars Hill’s
possession in midfield and the
score still 6-0.
Early in the second half Ball
and Murray combined to advance
the ball to the Lees-McRae 28-
yard stripe. From there Murray
scored on a wide end sweep to
knot the count at 6 all. String-
field tried through center for the
extra point but failed to reach
At this point of the game White
was transferred from end to half
back. During the remainder of
game he teamed with Murray to
chalk up several nice gams.
Gianakos, Whitaker, Brown,
and Grant were outstanding in the
Mars Hill forewall. Ball and
Murray led the backfield. White
turned in excellent performances
at both the end and halfback po
Fitzgerald, Lion guard, was
forced out of the game with an
ankle injury early in the second
Prior to the game, the Lees-Mc
Rae Harriers defeated the Mars
Hill runners in a cross-country
race by the score of 21-54. Yott,
of Lees-McRae, took first place.
Mars Hill Pos. Lees-McRae
White LE Stevens
Pinnell LT Caton
Gianakos LG Drum
Whitaker C Deans
Fitzgerald RG Godwin
Brown RT Thompson
Grant RE Brooks
Rated the underdog by at least
two touchdowns, the light but
fighting Mars Hill Lions com
pletely upset the dope and walked
off the field with a well-earned
6-0 victory over W. C. T. C.
before a homecoming crowd of
2,500 fans at Mars Hill on Satur
day, October 15.
The lone touchdown of the day
came late in the second quarter
as Captain James Gianakos re
covered a fumble on the W. C.
T. C. seven-yard line. Three line
plays were then tried, but the
Catamount line was like a stone
wall and the Lions were held for
no gain.
Edwards Scores
On the fourth down. Chic
Murray threw a perfect pass to
Edwards, which accounted for the
touchdown. It was a beautiful
pass and no one was near Ed
wards when he caught the ball.
After Mars Hill scored, the
Catamounts received the kickoff
and with Plemmons carrying the
ball they made three first downs
in rapid succession. However,
they finally lost the ball on downs
and did not threaten again during
the game.
In the third period the Lions
threatened once as they advanced
the ball to the Catamounts’ 25-
yard line only to lose it on downs.
In the fourth period they again
threatened as Murray and Ball
carried the ball from their own
35 to the Catamounts’ 15-yard
line. The Lions lost the ball at
this point as Morris, Catamounts’
end, intercepted Murray’s pass
which was intended for White.
Both teams played a clean game
(Continued on page 4)
Forty New Boys Try
Out For Basketball
stringfield QB— Weddington
Ball RH Wright
Murray LH Shatou
Edwards FB Miller
Score by periods:
Mars Hill 0 0 6 0—6
Lees-McRae 0 6 0 0—6
The first basketball practice of
the season was held in the gym
Monday night, October 17, with
about 40 boys reporting to Coach
Fred Dickerson. The boys started
off by shooting practice goals and
much enthusiasm was shown
throughout the short workout. No
lettermen participated in the
workout; the six returning letter-
men will report Monday night,
October 31.
Prospects are very bright for a
winning team this season. Six
lettermen are in the fold. They
are: H. Charles, C. G. Ray, R.
Heading, Clyde Peek, J. White
and A. Hubbard. In addition to
these there are several boys re
turning who showed up well with
the “B” team last year and who
should go places this year. Several
of the C-I’s are looking good and
chances are that the team ttiis
year will surpass the one of last
C-I’s who are showing up extra
well in practice so far include
Hood, Hill, Hensley, Sams, and
The schedule is as yet incom
plete and will not be released for
several days.

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