KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD, KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
TliuwiitBy, May 27, 1965
Juij^ors Play Host To Newton Thursday Ni^ht
Chcrryville dovvnorl tlio Kings
Mountain Post loS Legion Jun
iors 10-6 in an oxli.oiiion game
here Friday night. Tlie Cherries
scored one run in each of the
I first two innii.'.s and raliied for
; five runs in the fifth and tliree
I in the si.xth.
BOWLING CHAMPS — Pictured above is the Medical Pharmacy IsMlee' bowling team which wen
the league championship for the 1964-6S season. From left to right can Betty Cash, Mielde Houser.
Ora Mae Bennett, Barbara Miller, and captain Janet Parker, The ladies were presented trophies
ot a league banquet at Hager Restouront in Shelby lost Tuesday night.
BY GARY STZWART
Gold Ends Fme Career At KMHS
When members of the 1965 Kings Mountain high
school graduating class walk down the isle Monday night
to receive their diplomas, there will be one boy who has
left a big mark on the KMHS sports scene.
That boy, of course, is Kings Mountain’s all-around
athlete Richard Gold.
Richard has earned 10 “K” letters in his four years as
a high school athlete, and in the four years, has impressed
many people with his ability to play all sports.
The local American Legion
juniors lost their second straight
game Saturday night at Cherry-
ville, 9-0. The Cherries siugged
KM pitchers for eight hits, four
of them being doubles.
Earned Four Letters In Baseball
Richard played on Mountaineer baseball teams all
four of his high school years and compiled an overall .285
batting average. He had his best season in ’64 when he
collected 17 hits in 49 times at bat for a .347 average. He
hit at a .167 clip as a freshman (two hits in 12 at bats), at
a .304 clip as a sophomore (led the hitting with 10 hits in
46 times at bat), and batted .319 this past season.
He was one of the best fielders and base runners in
the Southwest Conference for three seasons and was nam
ed to the all-conference teams as a junior and a senior. He
was first string for three years and was a member of the
1963 SWe championship team.
He has been a standout for the American Legion team
for the past two campaigns and is back again this season.
Chcrryville hit the scoring
column for the first time in the
second inning. With two out, KM
second-baseman Nelson Connor
threw wild at first base allowiifg
Chcrryville pitcher Larry David
son to reach second base. Third-
baseman Steve Brackett walked
and catcher Bobby Queen col
lected his first of two doubles,
sending Davidson home with the
go ahead run. First-baseman
Melvin Huffstetler grounded out
to end the inning.
Kings Mountain righthander
Bill Muflinax walked the first
two batters to face him in the
bottom of the third and was re
lieved by southpaw Philip Glad
den. Leftfielder Bobby Smith
loaded the bases with a bunt sin
gle and the thirdbase runner
scored on a sacrifice fly by Keith
Setzer. Rightfielder Frankie Mos-
tetler grounded out but both run
ners scored when the KM catch
er threw wild at third base.
Cherryville was retired three-
up, three-down in the fourth but
struck back to score three runs
in the fifth. The Cherries loaded
the bases with three straight-
walks and all runners advanced
on a sacrifice squeeze bunt by
Davidson singled to rightfield
scoring the runners from second
and third but was thrown out
trying to take second on the play.
Brackett flied out to end the
The Cherries added their final
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Had 14.2 Scoring Avg. In Basketball
Gold finished his three-year high school basketball
career with a total of 826 points for an overall 14.2 scoring
average. His best year was in '65 (this season) when he
tallied 346 points in 22 games for a 15.8 ppg average. He
was the high scorer in each of his three cage seasons.
Richard was listed on the Southwest Conference all
conference basketball team for two years in succession
and this season, led the Mountaineers of Coach Don Park
er to the bi-conference finals.
Most Valuable Football Player In '64
Richard was tapped as the Most Valuable football
player for the 196-4 grid season and was also listed as a
back on the all-conference team.
He could play at any position, as he very well showed
toward the last of the season, playing end, halfback, and
quarterback. He was a defensive standout all season long.
During his high school athletic career, he was named
to all-conference teams five times, two each in baseball
and basketball, and one in football.
Folks around Kings Mountain will still have a few
more months to enjoy seeing the super-star work on the
Through the first two American Legion games, Rich
ard has collected five hits in eight times at bat, with two
of these safeties being doubles. He has scored two runs
and has one stolen base to his credit.
Kings Mtn. AR R
Rhea, If 4 0
Connor, 2b 4 0
Gaiy IIomesle.\' stalled on the
'.lill for Cherryville and woik?d
six and one-third innings cefore
being relieved by Hirry Graham
of 'lincolnton. Seerley Lowery
started for the locals and work
xl three innings, Steve Goforth
came in and worked two frames
ind M’ekey Adkins hurled the
Ho.xeslcy was awarded the
win and Lowery was tagged with
Leadoff man Jerry Randall
grounded out to begin the bill
tame and se.'ond-baseman Dan
ny Abernathy singled to right-
field. Abernathy went to second
on Smith’s infield out and scor
ed when pitcher Seerley Lowery-
dropped a throw at first follow
ing a grounder by Keith Setzer.
Catcher Bobby Queen grounded
to the pitcher to end the Cher-
Steve Brackett singled to begin
the second, stole second and scor
ed one out later on a single by
oitcher Gary Homesley. The next
two Cherryville batters were re
tired and the Cherries led 2-0.
Kings Mountain seoi-ed its first
run in the bottom of the second.
With one out, Hubert McGinnis
was issued a base on balls, went
to second on a passed ball and
-icored an out later when Seerley
Lowery reached base on an er-
’•or by the Cherryville first-base
man. Ronnie Rhea flied out to
nnd the inning with the score 2-1.
With one out in the top of the
fifth, KM pitcher Steve Goforth
issued a walk to Cherryville
shortstop Jerry Randall and Ran
dall scored on a double by Aber
nathy. Smith walked and both
runners advanced on a wild
pitch. Keith Setzer hit a triple to
deep centerfield, scoring both
Queen was awarded a base on
f-alls, stole second, and Setzer
came home on a passed ball,
QueCn going to third. -Brackett
put down a squeeze bunt and
was safe at first when no play
was made. The next two batters
struck out to end the Cherryville
fifth, the Cherries leading 7-1.
Kings Mountain added another
run in the bottom of the fifth.
With one out, third-baseman Pat
Murphy singled and went to
third on a double by Richard
Gold. Bell hit a sacrifice fly to
centerfield and Chris Faulkner
struck out to end the inning.
The Cherries tallied their final
runs in the sixth and put the
game out of reach for the locals.
Larry Davidson reached base on
an error and Jerry Randall was
issued a base on balls. Mickey
Adkins then relieved Goforth.
Mike Dodgin, hitting for Aber
nathy, flied out for out number
one and Smith sacrificed the
runners for out number two. Set
zer doubled to score both run
ners and Queen reached base on
an error, sending Setzer to third.
When Queen tried to steal sec
ond, KM catcher Roy Medlin
threw to Bell and Setzer scored,
however Queen was nabbed at
third to end the inning, Cherry-
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RLuiuii 1 iwii 11 •— rivtured auove is uiv ne^tnatkoa bUuiuitiieS/ gung uvm pions
for this summer's program. The program gets unlorwcy Saturday night with a street dance from
8-11. From left to right are Bob Maner, Mayor Join Moss. Recreation Director Elmer Ross, Roy
Pearson, and Carl Wilson.
Roll High Games
A .41bert Brackett and B
In Area IV
The Otis D. Green Post 135 A-
morican cgio.i jiininis wj^l play
ho.st to Newton Thursday night
ind Charlotic Post 3l’0 Saluiduy
night before openin.g tlieir tegu
lar scasi .1 play here Tue. day a-
gainst Gastonia. •
Kings Mountain will bt; play
ing at Newton Friday n'.glii at
The locals have yet to win a
game, losing both their two piae-
tice games with Cherryville
over the weekend but the hoys
pro.mi.se to get on the winning
side this week if they have a big
turnout at City Stadium on
Thursday and Saturday nights.
Gamelimc for both home
ga res will be 8 p.m.
Coach John Gold said Tuesda,'^^
that he will start Sectrlty Low^^^
ery. Bill Mullinax, and Mickey
Adkins in the three games but
does not yet know in what order.
Lowery posted a 5-3 record in
high school this season, Mullinax
was 4-1, and Adkins was a stand
out at York.
Hubert MdGinnis will be at
first base, Mickey Bell at second,
Pat -Murphy at third, and Rich
ard Gold at shortstop and in tlie
outfield will be Ronnie Rhea.
Claude Pearson and Chris Faulk
ner or Tony Lefeh.
A street dance at the Kings
Mountain swimming pool will
highlight the opening of the sum
mer recreation program Satur
day night, it has been announced
by the Recreation committee and
Mayor John H. Moss.
Everyone is invited to attend
the dance, which will get under
way at 8:(X) and last until 11:00.
Music will be provided by the
Cascades, a rock-n-roll band con
sisting of Jeff and Ike Patterson.
Wayne Dellinger, Johnnie Moore,
ILeslie Joy, and Johnny Bennett.
Mayor Moss announced that
all recreation and city commis
sioners and their wives are in
vited to chaperone the dance,
which will be held in the park
ing lot of the park.
Elmer Ross is the City Recrea
tion Director and Bob Maner,
Roy Pearson, and Carl Wilson
are members of the Recreation
Upon announcement of the
opening of the recreation pro
gram for this year. Mayor Moss
announced some improvements
and additions and additions of
games at the park.
The Little League and Teener
Lf'ague fields have both been
fenced in and both fields now
have new backstops. The play
ground, across from the pool, has
been sanded and the swimming
pool has been painted.
Volleyball, badminton, and
horseshoe games have been add
ed and sliuffleboard is anticipat
ed. A flagpole has been erected in
the center ot the area to indi
cate the time that the park is
The Davidson Park has been
fenced in and a new backstop
has been added to theball field.
A hew concession stand has been
added and the addition of a ten-
ni» court is anticipated.
The recreation committee has
taken into consideration plans of
adding an “Uncle Charlie” shel
ter and a miniature golf course
at the park. The shelter will lie
used w'hen raining. Plans for
both the shelter and the golf
course are incomplete.
"I will work closely with the
Recreation commission to expand
the program,’’ said Mayor Moss.
.41bert Brackett and Robert
Gantt shared spotlight honors at
Mountain Lancs Bowling Center
Monday night as they led their
teams to four game wins over
Dilling Heating and Clyde Cul
Brackett rolled a 146 line and
a 409 set to lead his team into
first place with a 7-1 record and
Gantt rolled a 155 line and a 400
set to lead the Richard Bridges
team into the second place po.si-
tion with a 5-3 mark.
The Brackett team defeated
Dilling by 129 total pins, after
giving the Heaters a 20-pin per
game handicap. John Dilling and
Janet Parker paced the losers
with a 120 line and 315 set re
spectively. Ronnie Culbertson
added a 376 set for the winners.
Gantt, Clarence Plonk, and
Richard Bridges combined re
spective 400, 393, and .328 sets to
score a team set of 1679 to down
the Culbertson team by a total
pin fall of 43 pins. The Culbert
son team was led by Barbara
Miller who posted a 140 high
game and a .377 line set score.
Team captain Clyde Culbertson
added a 349 set for the lo.scrs.
Team W L Pet.
85 Kings Mountain High Students
Not only Richard, but a lot of other boys from the ’65
class are going to be missed next season.
When 25 or 30 athletes graduate, there’s a big gap
that will be left in the sports that they participated in. On
the football field, only four lettermen will return, on the
baseball field only two will return, and on the basketball
court — none.
Si.x footballers were listed on the ’64 all-conference
list but none will be back next season. Two Mountaineer
basketball players made all-conference and four members
of the baseball team were listed.
Boys making the SWC all-conference teams for the
1964-65 school year were: Richard Gold — football, bas
ketball, and baseball; Pat Murphy — football and baseball;
Mickey Bell, baseball; Seerley Lowery, baseball; Ken Bun-
(Coqtinued On Pa|e 3)
25 9 8 6
a—Stnuck out for Faulkner in
E—Randall, Abernathy, Connor,
Faulkner 2. SB—Gold. Randall.
Mostetler. SAC—(Mostetler, Dav
idson. SF—Setzer. 2B—(^een.
Abernathy. DP — Pearson and
Gold. Sprouse, Gold, and Mc
Ginnis. Randall and Davidson.
Brackett and Abernathy. HBJ*—
Pitching: IP H R ER BB SO
Davidson (w) 6 4 0 0 3 9
3 1 0 0 0 3
2 2 3 1 3 1
4 5 6 4 4 0
2 10 0 11
X—(laoeA (Noa feattam tai M
37 10 12
Receive Letters For Sports Play
Eighty - five Kings Mountain j Ginnis, **Hubert McGinnis, Nel
high .school athletes have been i son (Connor, **Richard Gold,
awarded “K’’letters and. or .stars I’'Pat Murphy. ‘Ronnie Rhea,
for their participation in sports, ‘Mickey Bell, ‘Claude Pearson,
for the 1964-65 .school year.
In order tor a person to letter
in a sport, he must participate in
at least half the season’s games
of the sport of which he was a
part. A person receives a star for
his second, third, or fourth year
Football led the list with a
total of 30 boys — 25 seniors —
lettering. Track was second with
Alvin Allison, and LeCompte Hill
GIRLS BASKETBALL (10)
“Joyce Bolin, ‘Joan Howard,
Sharon Gold, ‘Margie Huffstetler,
Eloise Beam, ‘Angela Ruff,
•Elaine Russell, ‘Glenda Lynn,
Susan Lowery, and Hilda Lowery.
BOYS BASKETBALL (8)
“Richard Gold, “Mike Bal
lard, ‘Mickey Bell, ‘Ken Btinkow
ski. ‘Jimmy Cloninger, Ben
14, baseball third with 13, and|Grirres, and managers Chip
girls basketball fourth with 10. .Bridges and Spced.v Ramsey.
The girls basketball team will
head the list of number of re
turning lettermen next .season
with six. The football team will
have only four lettermen back,
the track team three, the base
ball team two, and the boys has.
ketball tleam will not have any.
Albert Brackett 7 1 .875
Richard Bridges 5 3 .625
Clyde Culbertson 4 4 ..500
Dilling Healing 0 8 .fXX)
Tigers To Play
Kings Mountain Tigers will
play the Stanley Blue Sox here
Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock
at the Davidson ball field.
A spokesman for the Negro
Recreation group stated apprecia
tion to Roy Pearson for his “un
tiring efforts” at the Davidson
Street pool and ballfield. New
wire and dugouts have been add
ed at the playinig area, the
Saturday will be the local
team’s first appearance of the
Richard Gold is the team’s
leading hitter with five hits in
eight times at bat, including two
doubles. Claude Pearson has
three hits in eight trips and Mic
key Bell is two-'for-three. Bell
did not see action in but one
All pitchers have seen action
with Mickey Adkins and south
paw Philip Gladden working the
most innings, four each. Lowery
has seen action in three innings,
and Mullinax. Steve Goforth and
Danny Sprouse have worked two
LETTERMAN — Samuel Col
vin Lockiidge. a freshman at
Appalachian Stale Teacher's
College in Boone and son of
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Lock-
ridge of Kings Mountain, let
tered in track this year at
ASTC. Calvin was Kings Moun
tain high school's best jumper
for three years and lettered in
track for three seasons and la
football once. He is o physical
education major at ASTC. He
spent the weekend at home
with his parents.
“Mike Ballard, ‘George Plonk,
‘Fred Wright, Jay Powell, Tom
my Dean, and John Van Dyke.
Steve Baker, Tonnie Ware, San
dy Mauney, and Robby Suber.
‘—Denotes two-year lettermen.
“—Denotes three-year lettermen.
The complete list of students ‘“—Denotes four-year letterman.
receiving letters andl or stars fol
Tommy Black, “Richard Gold,
“Pat Murphy, ‘Ronnie Rhea, |
“Pete Putnam, Jay Powell, Dan- i After four weeks of bowling in
ny Kiser, ‘Pat Hord, Steve Go-' the Junior league the standings
forth, “Steve Baker, Ronnie Dov-1 now shew the Strikeouts atop
Little League Teams Play 12*6ame
Schedule Beginning Tuesday Night
Kings Mountain Little League
and Teener League teams get
their seasons underway Ttiosday
afternoon, it was announced to
day by Commissioner Roy Pear
a—Oarroll struck out for Adkins
E — Graham 2, Huffstetler,
Gold 2, Beil, Lowery. SAC —
Leonhardt, Smith. SF — Bell. SB
—'Brackett 2. Ra^ndall, Queen. DP
—Medlin and Murphy. 2B—Gold
2, Faulkner, Pearson, Setzer, Ab
Pitching; IP H R ER BB SO
Homesley (w) 644 9 5 4 5 7
Graham 2% 1 1 1 2 5
Lowery (1) 3 5 2 1 0 2
Adkins 4 4 1113
Ogtetd I B y ■ a 4
er, Eddie Leftwich, ‘Ben Grimes
“Hubert McGinnis, Gene Allen,
‘George Plonk, Dale Putnam,
Rodney Smith, ‘Steve Grigg,
Glenn Bolin, ‘Gerald Carrigan,
“Lyn Cheshire, Robby Suber,
“Jimmy Wright, Dennis Patter
son, ‘Jimmy Cloninger, “Rich
ard White, Bill Mullinax, Tonnie
Ware, and ‘LeCompte Hill, train
the league standings with a 10-2
Steve Grigg, Dennis Smith,
“Buz Shttford, “Jimmv Wright.
“Mike Goforth, “Butch Black
burn, “Ben Grimes, Jimmy Cion,
inger, “Lyn Cheshire, “Pat
Tied for second place are the
Alley Cats nd the Mountain
eers wi'th identical 5-7 records
and bringing up the rear arc the
Rebels with a 4-8 mark.
I In action this past Monday,
i the Alley Cats blanked the
I Mountaineers three games to
none and the league leaders won
a 2-1 decision over the Rebels.
Tommy Blanton rolled a 109 line
and a 2S3 set and Darrell Alex
ander added a 283 set to pace
the winning Alley Cats. Robert
Blanton rolled a 107 line and An-
Hord, Richard White, ‘Tommy I dy Haskins added a 285 set for
Burns, Robert Phifer, and Philip
•Seerley Lowery, ‘Bill Mulli
nax, SWve GofOith, •Chip Me-
Terry Spencer rolled a 113 line
and a 292 set for the Strikeouts
and Keith Hullender had a 114
line and Richard Blanton a 281
set for the Rebels.
The Teener League will tip off
its season Tuesday at 4:30 with
the Margrace playing Spanglers
and Tuesday evening at 6:00 the
Bur-Mil Little League team will
take on the Jaycees in the first
LL game r;f the season. The Kl-
wanis will play Re.icue Squad in
Tuesday’s LL nightcap.
The Little Leaguers will take
a week off from July 2-11.
Wednesday at 5:00 the V.F.W.
Teener team will play Foote
Mineral. The full Teener League
schedule will be announced next
Comn-issioner Pearson also an
nounced the names of the coaches
of the LL and Teener teams. The
Little League coaches -are: Bur-
Mil—Vernon Smith, Lions
Robbie Whisnant, Jaycees A-
lonzo Goforth, Optimist - Max
Bolin and Lyman Robbs, Kiwanis
—'Floyd Horn and Charles Bolin,
Police — Dean Smith, Rescue
Squad — Donald Smith, and
Parkgrace, Bud Stewart.
The Teener League coaches
are: Margrace — Boa Moore, V.
E.W.—Soll-n Norris, Foote Min
eral—Charles Bridges and Bud
Bumgardner, and Spanglers.
Commissioner Pearson an
nounced that there will be a
meetini7 of all Tec Leag^je play
ers Thursday, Juno 3, at 4:30 at
the Deal Street swimming pool.
1965 LI'TTLE LEAGUE
Bur-Mil Vs. Jaycees
Kiwanis Vs. Rmcuc Squad
•’-ions Vs. Optimist
Police Vs. Parkgrace
Jaycees Vs. Kiwanis
Rescue Squad Vs. Lions
Optimist Vs. Police
Parkgrace V.s. Bur-Mil
Rescue Squad Vs. Police
Jaycees Vs. Lions
’Tuesday June 8
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