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Tommy Hill has run 10.69 in the senior boys 100
Relays tune up
by Craig T Greenlee Photo by Craig T. Greenlee
meters. John Long competes in the 400, 4x400 and long jump in the
Intermediate division.
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win over Reese in Tour years of
competition.
TC literally made the deuce
race a four runner sweep. A tier
Weaks and Reese came Dave
Adair (22.2) and Kenny Kirby
(22.4).
In the 400, Dave Adair is
coming on strong as the nationals
approach. The rising junior at
Charlotte Garringer blitzed the
field by turning in a 47.9 to win.
His victory was all the more
impressive because he defeated
Dean Mapp who was last year's
national 400 champ in the inter
mediate age group.
The 4 x 100 brought a smile
to everyone's face that is associat
ed with the TC club. Weaks, the
Adair twins (Dav^ and Pale), and
Reese scorched the lanes with a
41.8 to erase' any doubt about their
readiness For Alabama
The 4 x 4(X) team of Weaks,
along with Dave Adair, Kirby, and
Reese finished third at 3:26,0
Other top performances in the
senior division include a gold
medal effort by Stephon Torrence
in the long jump (23-10) and a
No. 1 finish for Reese in the dis
cus (137-2).
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Speas and Smith
In intermediate competition,
Speas and Smith continued their
struggle for superiority in the 100.
This time it was Speas by a close
margin in 11.0. Smith came in
second at 14 .1, but he broke-even
when captured the 200 in 22.4.
Speas, by the way, heaved the shot
32-9 to take a second place in that
event, while John Long ended up
in the No. 4 spot in the 400 (54.2).
Long came back and put
together a solid leg in the 4 x 100.
The foursome of Smith, Chris
Chaplin, Speas and Long placed
second with a 43.7 time.
More boys' winners
Herman Hall triumphed as the
top performer in the midget divi
sion long jump with a 12-6 1/2
leap.
In the sub-bantams bracket
(ages eight and under), the Relays
placed third at 71.0 (Learmond
Hayes III, Maurice Glenn, Mar
shall Glenn, and Desmond Ben
nett).
Girls' events
The club opted not run very
many of its female competitors,
deciding to let them get well rest
ed for the regional meet this week.
In the junior division Jatarsa
Hayes maintained her form in the
jumping events to remain a con
tending force. She placed second
in the triple jump (30-8 1/2) and
third in the long jump (14-9),
while sister Keisha finished third
in the bantam division long jump
at 10-5 1/2.
Christy Dunkleburg secured a
second place finish in the interme
diates 1500 with a 5:24.0.
Big Apple Basketball
Bad Boys stomp Flames, 132-92
- By Chfonicle Staff ?
The Bad Boys and the Celtics
continue to control the top spot in
the Big Apple Basketball League
after three weeks of play. The two
teams enter week four with 3-0
records.
Here's how the action took
place last weekend at the Hanes
Hoisery Recreation Center.
Bad Boys in control
The Bad Boys ran a scoring
clinic on the Flames, inflicting
much psychological damage in
the process, burying them to the
tune of 132-92. The offensive
avalanche started in the first half
and continued throughout the con
test. The winners held a huge 78
49 lead at intermission.
Mike Thomas paced the win
ners with 31 points, followed by
Melvin Little's 22, plus 17 points
from Louis Lowery. Rob Little
contributed 15 points, Kenny
Mickens added 14 and Steve
Grimes came through with 10 for
the victors.
The Flame got too little too
late in terms of the final score.
Rodney Scott led their offense
with 32 points. Walt Hutchinson
and Jitter Edwards scored 14 and
12 points respectively. Robert
Hairston and Kevin Edwards
ended the game with 10 points
each.
Raiders deck Rams
Pierrcs Raiders stuck it to the
Rams in the second half of play to
claim a 100-76 win. At the end of
the first half, the game had been
closely contested with the Rams
holding a slight 46-44 lead."
But bad free throw shooting
bccamc the Rams Achilles heel
like it has all season. They were
outscored 56-30 after the break.
Barry Chunn hummed his
shots sweetly, lighting up the
scoreboard for 40 points. Danny
Womack enjoyed a productive
game by adding 21 points and
Scoot Keller chipped in with 13.
Pierre Brown closed out the dou
ble digit scoring with 10 points.
Leon Williams led the Rams
in defeat with 26 points. Waldo
Hauser was next with 15 and
Harold Martin had 12. Michael
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Leggctte finished with 11 points.
Celts hold on
The Celtics took a 10 point
lead at the half, then had to hold
off Say No in taking a 92-88 win.
Vincent Brown continued his hot
shooting from the outside. He tal
lied 35 points for the Celts while
Flaff Stanfield added 17. Tony
Searcy followed up with 16.
Mike Jones carried the
offense for Say No, ending up
with 24 points. James Johnson tal
lied 15 and Rozelle Barnes had
12. Rounding out the top scorers
for Say No were Dwayne Aikens
(11 points) and Cornelius Holmes
(10 points).
No contest
The game scheduled between
Chris' Crushers and the Truth was
called a no contest because neither
team had enough players available
to play at the start of the game.
Neither team will be charged with
a loss on their respective records,
said league commissioner Walter
Funderburk.
Standings
As of July 14th
Bad Boys 3-0
Celtics 3-0
Pierre's Raiders 2-1
Say No 1-2
Rams ? ? 1-2
The Truth 0-2
Flames 0-3
Upcoming Games
July 15th at Hanes Hosiery Rec Center
10: 30 a.m. - Rams vs. Flames
12 Noon - The Truth vs. Bad Boys
1 .30 p.m. - Say No vs. Pierre's Raiders
3 p.m. Celtics vs. Chris' Crushers
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