Hazleton collegian. (Hazleton, PA) 1937-1956, March 10, 1949, Image 3

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    March 10, 1949
Altoom? Wins
Coveted Title
The Pen*sylvania Junior College
tournament igot off to a fast start
this season lkith four top-notch clubs
fighting for t h e title.
On Friday night a high-flying Al
toona aggregation knocked the wind
out of York's sails 'by defeating
the favorite of the tournament, 54-
49. This was a red-hot game all the
Way with plenty of tricky ball hand
ling and fancy shooting by both
teams. On the same night Coach Syd
Rudman's Hazleton basketeers put
on their bigh-poWered attack to de-1
feat Dubois, 86-67 and advance to
the tourney finals. A well-balanced
offense got the HUCsters off to an
early lead and they were never
headed the rest of the way. Ray Kos
tic, Pete Garber and Bill Gardner
were the big guns for the locals,
Kostic notching a neat 21 points
while Garber and Bill Gardner
dropped through 18 and 17 tallies re
spectively. Swish Talarovich,, who
teamed effectively with Garber to
control the boards, also chipped in 13
counters to help the cause. Chick La
monica and Jack Sippel did ,some
fancy floorwork to round off the
Center's well-balanced attack. Al
Straub with 21 points and Joe Wray
with 17 counters were the point
getters for Dubois but their efforts
were in vain as they only got spas-/
m odic support from their teammates.
On Saturday night the Center's
bid for a second straight Junior
College championship was stemmed
by a hard-fighting, determined Altoo
na quintet. The Altoona club, headed
by a couple of capable scoring aces
in the persons of Jay McMahan and
Ted Panoplos put on a dazzling dis
play to come from behind in the sec
ond half and tap the Rudmanites, 65-
53. Although the HUCsters could not
seem to regain the form that enabled
them to romp over Dubois on Friday
night, they put up a stubborn resis
tance which kept the outcome of the
fray in doubt until the closing sec
onds of the game. Bill Gardner was
high man for the locals with 14
points while Jack Sippel collected 13
and Pete Garber 11. Ray Kostic,
Swish Talarovich and Chickie La
monica also turned in good perfor
mances while trying to halt the on
rushing Altoona team.
A special trophy was presented to
the Rudmanites for being runners-up
in the tournament.
Umbrella Shop
Retains Crown
The Umbrella Shop five annexed
their second straight intramural
crown, when they defeated the War
riors in the championship game last
Monday, night.
DeFluri was high scorer for the
Warriors, while Corazza and Bielen
were big guns for the Umbrella Shop
The Midgets and the Heights AC,
the other two squads that competed
in the play-offs, were eliminated as a
result of their inability to overcome
the fast paces set by their opponents
on two different occasions.
Any men who are interested in in
tramural competition in table tennis
should attend a meeting to be held
Monday at noon in W-13.
A Sultan at odds with his harem
Thought of a way he could scarem;
He caught a mouse,
Set it loose in the house,
Thus starting the first harem-scarem.
Lake Forest College STENTOR.
The starting lineup for the HUCsters in the decisive elimination
series at Dubois is pictured above. Left to right they are: Ray
Kostick, Stephen Talarovich, Pete Garber, Jack Sippel and Bill
Once more the sixteen major
league baseball clubs have pitched
their tents in their respective trai
ning camps located throughout Cal
ifornia, Arizona and Florida to begin
their spring training programs in
preparation for one of the most ea
gerly awaited sPa sons in the history
of our national pastime.
The excitement and interest cre
ated by the past two campaigns and
thrilling World Series classics have
caused baseball enthusiasts to focus
their eyes on this forthcoming 1949
season to answer many of the impor
tant questions whose answers will
determine the future status of many
of the major league ball clubs.
After the teams complete their
basic training programs which con
sist of hitting, fielding, throwing and
sliding, they will begin competition
in the "Grapefruit League." After
each player on the roster (which
generally consists of from forty to
fifty veterans and rookies) has an op
portunity to display his ability the
managers begin to "weed out their
crops." They determine which
players show promise of being capa
ble to withstand major league com
I I exti Z o 0 VARSITY lAlataa,
For young Mimi
The others are sent out to their re
spective farm clubs for further ex
Then as the team begins to move
north to complete their training, the
the managers compose starting line
ups and begin work with these se
lected men in an attempt to produce
a winning combination.
Probably at this time some hints
will be given as to the answers of
some of the big questions: Will Mu
.sial and Williams continue their tre
mendous paces? Are DiMaggio and
Feller good for another season ? Will
the "sophomore jinx" affect rookie
sensations Dark, Ashburn and Beard
en? Will rookie hopefuls Groth of
the Tigers, Wilson of the Red Sox,
and Kryhoski of the Yankees live up
to expectations ?
These questions and all others in
the 'buzzing heads of baseball Amer
ica will be answering themselves on
Tuesday, April 19, when a spring
sun shines down' on crowded baseball
parks in the eastern United States
and a man in a dark uniform walks
up to the home plate tosses a shining
new baseball towards the pitching
mound and shouts "PLAY BALL!"
The Center's cagers under the ca
pable direction of Coach Syd Rud
man have turned in a satisfactory
record this season. Although they did
not win the league title at the
PJCAA Tournament, they proved
themselves the team to beat for this
title. The Rudmanites finished the
season in second place with 16 won
and 5 lost.
The top point-getters for this sea
son were Garber, Kostic arid Gard
ner. Top man Pete Garber had an
even 300 tallies. In second place was
Ray Kostic with 272 counters, and
close behind Ray in the number three
spot, Bill Gardner with 267 points.
The top defensive men and play
makers for the squad this season
were Swish Talarovich, Jack Sipple
and Chickie Lamonica who also
dumped in a combined 451 points to
make the club one of the highest
scoring in the league.
Coach Rudman, upon completion
of the season, has submitted what he
considers an All-Opposition Squad.
Panoplos (Altoona)—F.
L. LaSavage (Pottsville) —F.
McMahan (Altoona) —C.
Grim (York)—G.
DeGatis (Bloomsburg STC JV)—G.
Pete Garber, co-captain of the
Center team, was honored at the
tourney by being selected for the
center position on the Tournament
All Star Team by the Tournament
Committee. The others chosen as
members of the All Star Team were
Panoplos of Altoona and Grim of
York as forwards, Moore of Altoona
and Hamme of York as guards.
Coach Ossie Procopic's J.V. squad
finished the season with only one de
feat to mar its record. The .;
dropped their first game to Pottsville
but bounced back to finish the rest of
the season unbeaten. Congratulations
to Coach Procopic and his squad on
their successful season.
Temple Tonight
In Dream Game
Tonight the regional basketball
fans will have an opportunity to wit
ness four of the outstanding teams
of the state in action when the Cen
ter five •clash with the Temple Univ
ersity Frosh, and the Mountaineer
seniors engage a powerful array of
seniors from the Anthracite School
League in a Dream Game.
At- 7:30 p.m. in the Hazleton High
Gym the Rudmanites will trade shots
with the impressive Temple Owls.
The Philadelphians come to Hazleton
with an unblemished record of nine '
wins and an amazing average of 74
points a game. The team is centered
about Billy .Milkvey whose average
of 24 counters a game has caused the
opposition to cry for help more than
once. He is aided by Stan Gordan,
Bob Fleming, Vince Couchara and
Dich Marlock, and capable reserves
Vic Napoletano, John White and
Tony Marcon.
The HUCsters will be on the re
bound from defeat at the hands of
Altoona and have plenty in store for
the Templites. Syd Rudman's boys
boast a record of sixteen and five for
the season and with Pete Garber,
Swish Talarovich, Ray, Kostic, Bill
Gardner and Jack Sippel playing as
they know how, an upset victory is
very likely.
The Mountaineers Seniors tangle
with the Anthracite Seniors in a
game which will have the Anthracites
shooting for their third victory in
four Dream Game starts.
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