RS JTHE hilltop, mars hill college, mars hill, north CAROLINA Page Three PLAY INTRA-MURAL BASKETBALL! HILL TOP SPOR TS DAVIDSON “B” here next SATURDAY James Walker, Sports Editor Lions Beat Western Carolina Teachers 6-0 n 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. CATAMOUNT BACK THROWN FOR LOSS Underdog Mars Hill Shows Fight And Ability In Winning FOUNDERS DAY GAME Perfect Pass Front Murray To Edwards Nets Victory 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.) ow! 1 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 world turin over lumil) ® 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. les 1 —o— >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 second. 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. BASKETBALL interviews (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. ,er I ai» large part of the game at Banner dt Elk in the backfield and we are 1) 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? DON’T FORGET: ONLY 26 MORE DAYS TO THANKS GIVING AND BREVARD! LETS GO, MARS HILL! 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 paydirt. 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 sitions. Fitzgerald, Lion guard, was forced out of the game with an ankle injury early in the second quarter. 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 year. C-I’s who are showing up extra well in practice so far include Hood, Hill, Hensley, Sams, and Ponder. The schedule is as yet incom plete and will not be released for several days.