Bucks Lose First;
Rout Red Springs
By Mike Steadman
The Hoke High Bucks suffered
their first loss of the season
Wednesday night in Goldsboro and
took an easy victory from the
out classed Red Springs Red Devils
Thursday night at home to bring
their season record to 2-1.
"We missed easy lay-ups and
foul shots, and we just didn't play
good defense." said Buck Coach
Howard Smith about their 64-50
loss to Goldsboro.
"We lost the game in the final
quarter when we were out-scored
14-7," he said.
Allen Thomas was the only Buck
to score in double figures for the
The basketball game between the
Hoke High Bucks and the Red
Springs Red Devils that was sched
uled for Friday. Dec. 19. has been
changed to Thursday. Dec. 18. at
the Red Springs gym.
Hoke team finishing with 14 points.
Nate McNeill added nine and
Frierson Barnes scored eight in the
The Bucks had four players to
score in double figures with Allen
Thomas leading the way with 15.
followed by Nate McNeill with 14,
Larry Miller with 14. and Larry
Black with 10. in their bb-51 romp
over Red Springs. Thursday night.
"I wasn't at all pleased with the
Bucks performance in the game."
"We played a terrible second
half. We should have run them off
the court." he added.
"The players haven't developed a
killer instinct yet. When they get 15
or 20 points ahead, they want to
settle back instead of putting the
game away for good." he said.
"That was the trouble with last
year's team. They just wouldn't put
one away like I wanted them to
do." he said.
"We beat Red Springs bad in the
first half, but they came back and
beat us in the second half. That
shouldn't happen." he concluded.
The Bucks will take on Red
Springs again tonight (Thursday)
in Red Springs for their last game
before the Christmas break.
The Bucks were ranked sixth in
the region last week before the loss
Hoke 11 20 12 7 50
Goldsboro 20 14 lb 14 b4
Hoke 19 18 14 15 bb
R. Springs 4 14 17 lb 51
1 Out Of Bounds I
By Mike Steadman |j|||
The Bucks jumped to number six in the region rankings this week, but the
k>ss to Goldsboro will probably knock theni down a few notches or even out of
the top 15.
I don't really think the competition was as big a factor in the loss as the trip.
It's hard enough to jump into 4-A competition, but a 100-plus mile trip to do
so seems to be even harder .
I guess you have to pay to play, but a regular season game that far away
seems a bit too much. We'll find out how good Goldsboro is when they invade
Buck Country later in the season.
The Bucks now stand 2-1 and Coach Smith is gradually making jello.
1 don't think anything is as exciting as individual competition, and even
though the Hoke wrestling team's record stands ai 0-1-1. the overall effort put
out by a matman seems to exceed any type of play in an actual team sport.
Hoke has put out a number of conference wrestling champions Who
were those matnien anyway?
Tondea Jackson. Hoke High Senior basketball player, has to have one of the
best outside shots seen around here in a long time. Site recently helped the girl
Bucks make a great comeback against a tough Red Springs team. Jackson,
along with the other members of the team, arc pointing to a great year as they
stand at 2-1 with wins so far over Goldsboro and Red Springs.
1 think it's about time a name was applied to Hoke Higji Gym. After all. the
football stadium carrics the name of "the pit". Try on "the box", "the coffin",
or "the OR" (operating room) for size. It is a fact that whoever takes on the
J.V. girls, or the varsity at Hoke High this year will be a victim of sweat, death,
or a cutting experience in general.
Speaking of the Hoke High Gym it has a new look this year. It is
decorated in early plywood due to construction for its expansion into a
Maybe "the coffin" fits after all. .. .
Last week 1 defined a coach as I saw one. This week's term is a player,
athlete, or whatever one would like to call him or her. To me, a player is a
combination of a physical specimen, a student, a listener, a doer, a leader, a
face in the crowd, an individual, a tool for victory, an excuse for defeat, a key.
a lock, a goof-off. a space filler on the bench, a pride figure, a status symbol,
and most of all only human.
Lean Not So Mean
By Blanche Farmer
Hie Spark Knockers are still
adding on to their wins as they
defeated Lean & Mean three games
The Go-Getters pulled the wool
over the Sicycles as they were
victorious three games to one.
The Old Timers did a J-o-b on the
Fantastic Four as they came out on
top, four games to nothing.
The Strickers are still trying to
hang in there, as they defeated the
Hot Shots three games to one.
High games: Larry Woodcox - 202.
Bobby Monroe ? 197. Ann Mansfield
TOP TKN BOWLERS
Bobby Monroe 178
George McKoy 169
Larry Woodcox 167
Alexander Kelly 163
James Barefoot 162
Leon Bruton 160
Johnny Melton 160
Coy Jackson 155
Robert McNeill 153
Silas Glines 151
Spark Knockers 43 17
Go-Get ters 39 21
Old Timers 34!* 25'/4
Hot Shots 30 30
Sicycles 2') 31
Lean & Mean 23 37
Fantastic Four 2l'/4 3814
Strickers 20 40
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Oakwood Holds Lead
By Lirrv Long
Oakwood Laundry continues to
hold the lop spot again this week. In
the action last week, Oakwood
dumped Earl's Electric three games
to one, Webb's won the battle for the
second spot in the league standing.
The Tiremen picked up three wins
from Hunt's Bonding. The Moose
Lodge found the winning way again,
they shut down McNeil's four games.
Kennerty's Cleaners sacked The
Barbers four games. The Kennerty's
crew are making a move toward the
1st Division. Gentry's Tire recapped
the National Guard three games to
The High 200 last week went to
Howard Taylor for Kennerty's a fine
.57. The high series went to Harold
Campbell for the Moose Lodge a 574.
That included a 215 and a 211,
others hitting the 200 mark last week
included Oakwood's Wayne Sealey a
215, Everett Bowen for Hunt's a
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Kennerty's Cleaners will tangle
with the National Guard. Oakwood
will meet a tough crew from Hunt's
Bonding. Webb's Tire will battle witlf
The Barbers. Earl's Electric will iry
and stop the Moose Lodge, Gentry's
Tire will face NcNeil's.
Oakwood Laundry 39 17
Webb's Tire 36 20
Moose Lodge 33 23
Hunt's Bonding 32 24
Earl's Electric 31 25
Kennerty's Cleaners 31 25
Hollingsworlh's 23 33
Gentrv's Tire 22 34
McNeil's 14 37
National Guard 14 42
TOP TEN BOWLERS
Travelers Take Four
Thursday, Dcc. II at LaFayette
Lanes, things remained just about (lie
same. The Travelers defeated the
Odd Balls, lour to nothing. The
Upsctters took on the Wonders and
took three games from them while
the Helpers needed no help at all,
taking three games from the
Donna Cannon for the Travelers
outdid herself with a 515 scries, and
games of 190, 153, and 172.
TOP SIX BOWLERS
Barbara Odom 152
Linda Chason 148
Debbie Hutson 148
Sybil Freeman 145
Donna Cannon 142
Jean Schulciibcrg 141
Travelers 22 6
Helpers 16 12
Odd Balls 13 15
Dynomiles 12 16
Wonders II \^
Upselters 10 18
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Chief For Karate
Raeford's Don Bendell. owner
and instructor of the Karate Insti
tute of Raeford. has been ap
pointed state chairman for North
Carolina, regional administrator
for the southeastern United States,
and supervisory chairman for ad
ministration for the southeastern
United States by the Central Tae
Kwon Do Association.
The association, consisting of
more than 100 different schools all
over the United States selected
Bendell last week in Canton. Ohio
at a Karate tournament there.
The Karate Institute also has
been named the district head
quarters for the southeastern
Bendell was hospitalized during
the course of the tournament with
injuries to his ribs, internal bleed
ing of the liver, a broken toe. and a
dislocated sternum, which he re
ceived in a semi-contact match with
Billy Powers, one of the top black
belts in the eastern United States.
Reached by telephone Monday.
Bendell said he would be able to
return to Raeford Wednesday.
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