March 2, 1928
STARTS WITH VICTOR
JONES AS CAPTAIN
Many Substitutes, Newcomers,
and Players From Pomona
Try for Places
GLD G.H.S. COACHES BACK
Homer Coltrane and Stanley Johnson
Anticipate a Good Season Although
There Are Many New Players
The call of the diamond has been
issued at G. H. S. and a large number
of recruits, mostly green material, are
out for positions on the nine. Only
two first string men will be back this
year. Taylor, veteran pitcher, will toss
across the plate for his fourth and last
sseason, while Lee “Lefty” Whiteheart
will again hold down the initial sack.
Victor “Sparky” Jones, star third-sack-
er and captain of this year’s team, will
be unable to play in the regular sched
uled games and championship games.
He will help pilot the team from the
bench and give his time to the develop
ment of the squad.
Many substitutes, newcomers, and
players from Pomona will be out fight
ing for places on the team. Some of
the best prospects this year are; Paris,
Mann, and Wyrick, for outfield; Webb,
Chambers, Nicholson, Nelson, infield;
Merritt, pitcher, and Morris, catcher.
The teams will be led by Coletrane
and Johnson again this season. They
are thorough baseball men, playing
with professionals during the summer.
Last year they formed a team that
beat AVinston, the state champions.. Al
though this year’s squad is made up
almost entirely of green men, they hope
to gather up a nine that will go high
up in the championship series.
CAMEL CITY TEAMS WIN
IN MAT AND MITT BOUTS
First Boxing and Wrestling Team at
Local High Scohol—May Be
SMITH WINNER FOR GREENSBORO
Greensboro High School’s mitt and
wrestling team lost to the team of Win
ston-Salem High School in a hard-
fought meet held February 14, at Win
ston. The Camel City boxers won with
n 5-1 score, while the wrestlers walked
off with a decisive 30-0 victory. This
meet was witnessed by a gallery of
more than 1,400 people.
The only Gate City boy to win was
Smith, who triumphed over Isenberg
in the 135-pound class. One extra
xound, making a total of four, was
needed to decide the winner.
Even though Motsinger forced his
AVinston opponent, Bolick, to an extra
round to gain a judge’s decision, he
last, after a terrific battle.
All of the other bouts were won by
AVinston by means of knockouts. Three
of these were of the technical variety.
McLean, a Gate City lad, was knocked
out after one minute and ten seconds
of the second round, giving to Winston
the only straight knockout.
In wrestling, AATnston won all of the
six matches by falls. The Winston
boys. Cope and Sprinkle, floored their
oponents in 30 and 35 seconds, erspec-
FIRST HIKE OF SEASON
TO BE HELD MARCH 5
The first hike for this season will
be held on March 5. All girls wTio wTsh
to go must meet in B-4 immediately
after school on that day. The rules
of the N. C. Athletic Association re
garding hiking are: A point per mile
will be granted for hikes of five miles
or longer. Credit will be given for
a maximum of only 75 miles for a
school year. Pliking must be done un-,
der the supervision of either faculty
head of sport or student.
Recognized High School
100-yard dash, Ison, Charlotte.
220-yard dash, Ison, Charlotte.
440-yard run, Koenig, Greensboro.
Half-mile run, Phoenix, Greens
Mile run, Barclay, Statesville.
120-yard low hurdles, Milstead,
12-lb. shot-put, Roiy, Graham.
High jump, Reid, Charlotte.
Broad jump, Neiman, Charlotte.
Pole vault, Neiman, Charlotte.
Discus throw. Brown, Greensboro.
Javelin throw, Edmondson, Roan
Alile relay, Asheville.
G. H. S. TRACE TEAM
PROMISES BIG YEAR
Captain Phoenix and Theron
Brown Hold State Records.
Coach Lambeth Hopeful
ALL LETTER MEN BACK
In a recent interview. Coach M. T.
Lambeth announced 'that the track
men are in fine shape, and promise to
put out a far superior team to any in
the history of the school.
About 30 men have reported, with
all letter men back. Spring practice
started last week, and the season will
open about the first of March. A good
schedule has been jarranged,, Coach
Clarence Phoenix, who holds the
state record for half mile, is captain
this year. Romeo Leforte, Emory
Carver, and Bob Homey, who were on
last year’s squad, show prospects of
making good distance men.
Carroll Weaver is a letter man in
middle distances and should be one of
the best quarter-milers in the state
this year. He is also practicing the
Herbert Johnson, “Red” Goodwin,
Ed Davant, Bob AVilliams, and John
Lindeman are out for dashes. John
son and Goodwin, letter men, had a
good season last year, and great things
are expected of them this year.
In weights, Theron Brown, who
holds the state record for the discus,
is back. Romeo Leforte and Julius
Homey are showing good form, am
Ijromise to make good weight men.
Jack Norman, Dick Burroughs, and
Richard Quate are expected to take
care of vaulting. They are showing
up well in practice, and it looks as if
they’re going to more than live up
John Robinson, a letter man, shows
prospects of becoming a good hurdler.
Alfred Parker, who was at prep school
last year, also looked good in practice.
“Part of the boys, who have been
working during the fall and winter,
are showing marked improvement and
promises are made for a great sea
son,” Coach Lambeth said.
Honor the game you play, for he who
plays straight and hard wins even
when he loses.
TO HIGH POINT AND
Game With Mebane Most Excit
ing of This Year—G. H. S.
PARIS AND MATLOCK STAR
G. H. S. Team Proved no Match for
Speedy High Point Tossers—Lose
With Score of 35-22
The Greensboro quintet lost two con
secutive games on Friday and Saturday
nights to the Mebane and High Point
basketball teams, respectively.
The game with Mebane was played
at Caldwell gymnasium, February 24,
to the score of 27-24. The game was
closely fought, but the visitors proved
too strong for the local team. Riggs
led the visitors by an individual score
of 12 points, and Long scored 10 points,
both shooting goals from all angles.
Sockwell and Matlock, with six points
each, led Greensboro’s offensive. Bal
lard and Morris displayed nice work
as guards, while Paris, a substitute,
shot two field goals and a foul.
The G. H. S. team proved no match
for the speedy High Point tossers on
February 25, on the latter’s court. High
Point won the score of 35 to 22. The
game was opened by Greensboro’s sec
ond team, but they were quicklj^ re
placed by the varsity when the Point
ers grabbed a big lead. They were
unable to penetrate the locals’ strong
defense or check their attack. At no
time during the game did the visitors
form a big threat. Hinkle, from High
Point, carried off scoring honors by
shooting 12 points, and AATllard fol-
low^ed closely with 11 points. The
scoring for Greensboro was evenly
divided among the players.
PURPLE AND GOLD SQUAD
DEFEATS QUAKER LADS
Splendid Teamwork Displayed on the
Part of Both Quintets—An
TAYLOR PLAYS STELLAR GAME
By playing a hard game, the G. H.
S. boys’ basketball team defeated the
Guilford College freshmen by a score
of 31-28 on February 22 at Caldwell
gym. The Purple and Gold team had
to fight hard to keep up the narrow
lead they gained and once or twice it
seemed as if the Quakers would win.
There was good teamwork on the part
of both quintents.
Sockwell and Matlock played well
for Greensboro, and Captain Taylor
played his usual steady game. Rives,
substitute guard, was forced out by an
injury to his knee, but it did not prove
serious. Zachary, center for Guilford,
played a stellar game for his team
and could usually be found In the
thick of play, fighting for the Quakers.
The game was fast and exciting and
both teams deserve credit for a good
Wise Advice Pertaining to Good Sportsmanship
From a Code of Ethics for a High School Student
A Good Sport
Play fair at all times.
Play hard to the end.
Keep his head.
Play for the joy of playing and good
of the team.
Is a good team-worker.
Keep training rules.
Obey orders of coach and captain.
Does his best in all school work.
Back his team in every honest way;
Always give his opponent a squarej
Act respectfully toward officials. !
Treat visiting players as guests.
Does not cheat.
Does not quit.
Does not lose his temper, though
Does not play for money or other
Does not play to grandstand.
Does not abuse his body.
Does not shirk.
Does not neglect his studies.
Does not bet—betting is not neces
sary to show loyalty.
Does not take any technical advan-;
Does not blame officials for defeat.
G. H. S. TRACK TEAM
School Cheer Leader—Winner
in State and National
HEADS MONOGRAM CLUB
Clarence Phoenix, G. H. S. star dis
tance man, will again lead the Purple
and Gold track team. Last year the
G. H. S. squad, captained by Phoenix,
was defeated only by Charlotte, the
Queen City boys winning the state
During the last three years, Phoenix
has been one of the outstanding ath
letes at G. H. S. He is not only well
known as a local athlete, but has
shown up well in outside meets. Last
year he attended the national high
school track meet in Chicago where,
over a field of runners from all over
the country, he placed seventh. At the
South Atlantic meet in Maryland last
season he won the mile. He holds the
North Carolina record for the half
mile, and has come very near to cut
ting down the time for the mile. Un
defeated all last year except at Chi
cago, Phoenix has spread the fame
of G. H. S. over the cinder paths of
Clarence is also well known on the
athletic field, not as a player, but as
cheer leader. For two years, Clarence,
with his gold sweater and white trou
sers, has been a familiar sight to the
rooters in the stands.
In addition to this, he is president
of the Boys’ Monogram Club, made up
of all the boys who have won their
AND HENDRICKS BACK
ON TENNIS TEAM
Coach Routh Declares Veterans
of Last Year in Good Trim
BURWELL IS OBSTACLE
Matches With High Point, Winston-Sa
lem, Oak Ridge, Burlington, Char
lotte to Be Scheduled
In an interview granted by A. P.
Routh, coach of the boys’ tennis team,
several facts of interest were ob
tained. John Sockwell, Clyde Andrew,
Joseph Hendricks, veterans of last
year, and many new men have signed
up with the coach for this year’s play.
Most of the men will probably profit
by the recent decision to allow some
of the students to leave school at the,
end of the seventh period. Accord
ing to Mr. Routh, practice will be held
every afternoon from 3 to 5 o’clock as
soon as the stadium courts are put in
shape. He believes that prospects are
fair for the team this year.
The biggest obstacle this year is
Teddy Burwell, Charlotte ace, who
was a strong contender at the North
and South tournaiueut held at Pine-
hurst last year. Burwell also went to
the finals at the Greenville, S. O.,
Sockwell, Hendricks, R. J. Whitting
ton, and several other men gained val
uable experience in the city tennis
tournament held at the stadium last
isummer. \^Sock^v|ellj ^ won the junior
singles championship. Holmes, a new
student at G. H. S., is rumored to be
good material. He has played a great
deal on the Atlantic City courts.
Mr. Routh states that matches will
be scheduled with High Point, Win
ston-Salem, Oak Ridge, Burlington,
Charlotte, and perhaps a few others.
Two members of the team will enter
the state championship tournament at
Chapel Hill on April 20th.
CANDOR TEAM DEFEATS
G. H. S. IN FINAL RACE
New Idea of Triple-Header Is Tried
The Greensboro High basketeers
were shoved out of the state high
championship race by the Candor quin
tet, who completely outclassed the
Gate City lads by a score of 36 to 16.
This game, played at Caldwell gym,
was witnesed by a large following of
The game started off with plenty of
pep, but at the end of the quarter.
Candor led the game by 13 points.
Candor never seemed in danger of
losing the game. Led by Jordan,'
right forward, who scored more points
than the entire Greensboro team. Can
dor kept a lead over Greensboro that
was never broken, although a stiff
fight was put up by the locals.
Taylor and Matlock were the out-^
standing players for the Purple and;
Gold team, scoring 12 of the 16 points!
for Greensboro. Jordan was the shin-!
ing light for Candor. I
Preceding the Candor game, the'
Greensboro Reserves defeated thej
Pligh Point Reserves in a lively tilt]
by a scoi’e of 16 to 11. - j
Earlier in the evening the Burling-|
ton girls defeated the G. H. S. girls]
in a fast game.
OVER BESSEMER HIGH
Sockwell Led Scoring for Locals With
Captain Taylor Following
SUBS ARE USED IN LAST HALF
On Tuesday night, February 21, the
high school basketball team defeated
Bessemer, 42-27, at the Caldwell gym
nasium. Greensboro was slow in get
ting started, and the first half ended
with Bessemer one point in the lead.
The score was 14-13.
In the last half the locals settled
down, played a better brand of ball,
and began shooting with more accu-
racj^ Sockwell led the scoring with
11 points to his credit. Captain Tay
lor followed Closely with eight points.
Carruthers and C. Murphy of Besse
mer chalked up nine points each.
Little difference was noted in the
playing when Coach Park sent in a
new team near the end of the last
The basketball team left today for
Raleigh to take part in the high school
basketball tournament which is held
every year at State College. Last
year the team was snccessful in the
contest, but Raleigh High finally elim
inated them and won state honors.
This year the team has a brighter
outlook for the title. It was announc
ed that the team left in fine shape, and
that each player was very confident.
The teams will play two days and
nights until they are eliminated, the
victors playing the final game Satur
day night. The winning team will
receive gold basketballs, and the other
team silver balls. Greensboro - Hi^h
has hope of winning the tournev.
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