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BILL JOHNSON
&AY YOU SAW IT HERE....
A thought to remember during the coming
football campaign is that - in the end - it is
usually the healthy teams that win titles!
Coach Eddie McGirt will meet the 1976
candidates for the Johnson C. Smith University
football team Sunday, August 22. Practice will
begin the following day at 5:45 a.m. The veteran
mentor will send his players through two
workouts daily through August 27. His first
scrimmage is set for Saturday, August 28. The
Blue-Gold Game will be staged at 9 a.m.
Saturday, Septimber 4. The Golden Bulls will
open the campaign against Lenoir Rhyne at
Memorial Stadium the next Saturday.
' Two Charlotte golfers played well in the 12th
Winston Lake Pro-Am Golf Tournament recent
ly. Alvin Grier finished in a three-way tie for
second place with 143. John Crawford shot 146 to'
finish fifth. Grier collected $350. Chuck Thorpe,
former assistant pro at Winston Lake, captured
the event with a 36 hole score of 139.
The rumbling you hear coming from a
northwesternly direction is that of the Winston
Salem State University supporters, who are
shouting loud and clear that their beloved Rams
is the team to watch in CIAA football this fall. It
seems that the new Winston-Salem coaching
staff has signed several outstanding prospects at
quarterback and the vital runningback positions.
Our congratulations go out to the Bethune
Cookman College National Alumni Association
for setting a fine example for other alumni
associations to follow. The BCNAA is sponsoring
a football extravaganza-The Bicentennial Clas
sic-for charity. The contest, which will be held in
the Orange Bowl in Miami, will pit the Fighting
Wildcats against Texas Southern on September
Proceeds will provide '
inancial aid and scho
arship assistance to
vorthwhile students,
vith limited resources,
ieeking a college de- t
;ree.
It looks like Muham- t
nad Ali is being ripped
>ff.The’greatoneis stiU
rying to collect the $6 <
nillion purse promised
or his fight against Ja
noki. He likely will ...76 CoJKvear”
have to settle for an estimated $1.8. It appears
that Ali caught a left hook in the fine print of his
contract with promoter Bob Arum and his Top
Rank, Inc. It’s the second time in six weeks that
Arum failed to produce the money necessary to
fulfill the announced guarantee. He promoted
the Ali-Dunn fight, also.
Ray McDougal will call out his football
Broncos of Fayetteville State University Mon
day, August 9. He expects 90 candidates for the
opening session.
South Carolina State College track coaches are
high on Rocky Cunningham formerly of Char
lotte s Olympic High, who is the top quartermiler
in the Queen City area. Cunningham is among
eight top prospects coach Robert Johnson signed
recently.
Johnson C. Smith announces it will replay the
first intercollegiate football game ever to be
r>yed between Black colleges here Saturday
October 16. Considering the game was played
back in 1892 between the Golden Bulls and
Livingstone College, that’s going to take some
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J. C. Smith Football Card
Lists 11 Tough Opponents
An 11-game schedule, which
veteran coach Eddie McGirt
calls "a very rough slate, has
been arranged for the Johnson
C. Smith University football
team.
The Golden Bulls, who post
ed an 8-3 record in all games
and were 6-1 in the Cl A A last
fall, will play seven contests at
Charlotte Memorial Stadium.
They will make four appear
ances on the road.
Five of their home contests
will be played at night. McGirt
will open the campaign here
Saturday night. Sept it with
Lenoir-Rhyne College. The
Herd will also host Hampton
Institute, North Carolina A&T.
Shaw and Winston-Salem un
der the Memorial Stadium
lights.
They will oppose Living
Coach Eddie McGirt
...Begins 18th season
stone College on Saturda;
Oct. 16 in a special "Bicenten
nial Football Classic" promo
lion, starting at 1:30 in th<
afternoon, and they will clasl
i with arch-rival Fayetteville
State in their annual home
coming celebration on Satur
day, Nov. 13, also at 1:30 p m
"McGirt's squad will make
two trips to Virginia. They will
meet powerful Virginia Union
in Richmond on Saturday
night. Sept 18 at 7:30 p.m. and
they'll journey to Petersburg
on Saturday, Nov. 20 to meet
Virginia State.
Other road contests will
match the Golden Bulls a
gainst mightly South Carolina
State in Orangeburg. S.C. on
Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm,
and they travel to Durham on
Saturday, Nov. 6 to engage the
'• Eagles of North Carolina Cen
tral. Lenoir-Rhyne, S.C. State
and North Carolina Central
■ are non-conference encoun
i ters
Rangers Edge Red Birds;
Overpower Charlotte Astros
The speedy Morris Field
Rangers registered two tri
umphs last weekend to run
their season record to 26-6.
They are 22-4 in Triple County
Semi-Pro-Baseball League
competition.
Coach Herman Thomas's
young crew encountered some
difficulties in wfiacking the
Charlotte Red Birds, 7-4, Sat
urday afternoon. They en
countered very little opposi
tion in lashing the Charlotte
Astros, 17-5, before a small
crowd at Harding High
School’s Stadium Sunday af
ternoon.
Tim Morris, Alfred Thomp
son, Bobby Reynolds and Lon
dell McClary were the heroes
of the win over the Red Birds
Morris clouted a single and i
triple and drove home foui
runs while Thompson was hit
ting three singles, stealing tws
bases and scoring two runs
Reynolds added the final hit, i
single.
In the meantime, McClarj
was striking out 11 and walk
ing five enroute to his I2tf
victory of the year. The craftj
Hawks Blast Chiefs, Tigers
The Charlotte Hawks broke
out of a long slump with a pair
of victories here last weekend,
lacing the Charlotte Chiefs,
9-5, on Saturday and the Char
lotte Tigers, 9-6, Sunday after
noon to keep pace with the
league leading Morris-Field
Rangers.
With Roosevelt Davis and
Raymond Blackmon combin
ing to pitch 6-hit ball, manager
Walter “Dub” Cuthbertson's
head-hitting crew laced 12
safeties Saturday to cruise by
the Chiefs.
Willie Rorie led the hitting
'with a single and a triple.
Nathaniel Lewis added a
homerun and a single and
Willie Smith stroked a triple
and single. Lewis accounted
for three rbi’s while Rorie was
delivering two teammates and
Smith one. Neastor Valasque
and Randy Helms played best
for the losers, the former
clouted a triple and accounted
for 2 rbi’s and the latter had a
single, triple and two rbi’s.
Rorie, Lester Manus and
Willie Alexander set the pace
- in the win over the Tigers.
Rorie had a three-run home
run and McManus and Alex
ander each contributed home
runs. George Wallace, with a
triple and two singles, and
Jerald Davis, with three sin
gles, were the leading hitters
for the Inuprt
righthander, who is unbeaten,
gave up only five hits, one
more than the Rangers gar
nered off the pitching of Larry
Harrison of the Birds, who
struck out 12 and issued five
bases on balls.
Morris Field put the victory
away early, scoring a pair of
, runs in the first inning and
was never headed. Bill Davis
led off with a base on balls and
Randy Falls was safe on an
error, placing runners at se
cond and first and setting the
stage for Tim Morris’s single
which delivered both runners
home. The Red Birds cut
the lead to 3-2 and to 4-3 before
the Rangers picked up two
insurance tallies in the seven
insurance tallies in the se
venth. .
Morris delivered the key
blow, hitting a triple to plate
Alfred Thompson and Bill Da
vis.
Lawrence Izzard, Londell
McClary, Rudy Falls, Alfred
Thompson and Tim Morris
were the standouts in the
Rangers’ triumph over the
lowly Astros.
McCrorey YMCA To Host Boys Basketball
McCrorey Branch YMCA
will host the first annual Tony
Byers Basketball School for
boys from August 15 to the
20th.
The school, under the direc
tion of Tony Byers and James
Hanna, will be open for boys
who range in age from 10 to 17
and have not graduated from
high school.
Instruction, activities and
supervision will be by age
groups. 10-12. 13-14. and 15-17
for the camp limited to 75
students taken in tne timer
that they submitted their ap
plication.
The program for the day
campers will cost 60c and this
fee includes T-shirts, awards. ^
and insurance Registration s
will be held at the V trom 1-5 ^
p m on Sunday August 15 q
Lecture sessions, funda
mental skill sessions, films.
ACC highlight films, league d
games and team practice will p
be held each da> from yam
until 5 p.m
On the last day. league 1
championship games will be k
held and trophies will be a
warded for certain areas of j
completion s
The staff will ajko include t
former stars. Steven Naso of t
Belmont Abbey College. Willie t
Scoopie" Joplin of Johnson
Smith University: "Skip"
hipman of the University of
orth Carolina at Charlotte.
eorge Jackson of the Univer
ty of North Carolina at Char
itte. and Mike Parrish the
ssistant coach of Wake Fo
ist University.
Special guests will include
ielmont Abbey's Head bas
etball coach. Bobby Hussey
Kaeh camper should bring
ym shoes, athletic shorts,
nd lunch drinks and potato
hips will be provided Lunch
s may be refrigerated for
ampers
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