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Greens Top Whites in
Spring Football Finale
By BERNIE HAMMERBECK
' The 1946 spring training season for the Oregon football
6$uad officially closed yesterday afternoon as the greenclad
first team scored a decisive 32-12 win over the white-jerseyed
IJuggets in an intra-squad tilt on Hayward field. Highlight
G? the afternoon for the fifteen hundred Junior Weekend spec
tators was a powerful final period running attack which netted
three touchdowns for the victorious
The Whites went into an early
lead* during the first quarter as
Eobby Reynolds uncoiled his pitch
ing arm to spark a 55 yard drive.
Starting front the White 45 Rey
nolds connected in the flat to full
back Bob Oas who scrambled on
to the Green 39. A pair of running
plays 'followed which netted
another first down on 'tile 29. From
there the White's scored when Rey
nolds faded track and heaved a long
toss which hit end Joe Marion on
the run at the tw6,ljtafd, and
Marion Went over to’score stand
ing up. The try for point was low
leaving the score, Whites 6 and
From that point the Greens
went to work and, climaxing
a determined running attack,
Norm Van Brocklin went over
from the S'/ yard line on a
spinner play to tie the score.
This time the Green kick for
point failed as the ball hit the
goalpost and fell short.
The third quarter found the
Greens in command as Coach Tex
Oliver sent in his entire first
string. From the White 42 half
back Jimmy Newquist hit Duke
tversen in the flat with an aerial
that netted 27 yards to the White
15. Then Newquist, Koch, and Bell
moved to another first down on the
41 , with three running plays. An
off tackle slant by Newquist went
to Lhe one yard line where full
back Bob Koch punched* over for
the second Green score. This time
'the Greens gained their extra point
as Newquist split the uprights
with a placement making the score
13-G in favor of the Greens.
The Whites were still in the ball
game, however, as they came back
with a pair of spectacular passes
(hat netted 75 yards and a touch
down. From his own 25 George
Redden connected with Bill Gold
smith who romped on down to the
Green 14 before he was finally
downed. Then Redden hurled again
this time to Joe Maripn who went
over for his second score of the
afternoon. The try for point failed
leaving the Whites on the trailing
cud of a 13-12 score.
Newquist started tilings roll
ing' in the final quarter when
he returned a kickoff from his
own goal line to the Green 42.
Koch, Bell, and Newquist again
combined to work the hull to
the White 42 where Newquist
broke through the right side of
the line and squirmed the 42
yards for a score. Newquist
again kicked the extra point.
The fourth Green score followed
punt return by Bell to the 30.
A run by Newquist and a pass to
Bell netted a first down on the
14. Two smashes into the line fol
lowed and on the third down New
quist bounced off right tackle to
score. The try for point failed.
The final score followed a White
fumble which green-jerseyed Pug
Mayer recovered on the White 27.
Newquist hurled a pass to Norm
Potter who was downed on the
ix, and on the next play Koch
plowed over for the fifth Green
tally. Again the try for point
High School Meet
At Hayward Today
Hayward field will bulge with
high school tracksters again today
when nine “A” and several “B”
schools gather for the district 4
track and field meet. Preliminary
events will be run off in the morn
ing with finals in the afternoon.
Included among the list of “A”
entries are Marshfield, Myrtle
Point, North Bend, Roseburg, Cot
tage Grove, Junction City, Spring
field, Eugene, and University high.
Certain entires in the “B” school
classification are Elmira and Lo
rane and possibly several others.
The first two places in each
event will automatically qualify
for the state meet May 17-18 at
SACRAMENTO, May 10.—(UP)
The San Francisco Seals downed
Sacramento's Solons 6-1 here to
night, evening their Pacific Coast
League series at two and two.
OAKLAND, Calif., May 10.—
(UP)- Les Scarsella hit two hom
ers over the rightfield wall in a
Pacific Coast League game here
tonight to spark Oakland to a 5 to
2 win over Seattle.
Won Lost Pet.
Oregon . 10 2 .833
OSC . 6 3 .667
Washington . 5 5 .500
Idaho . 3 7 .300
WSC . 1 8 .111
PULLMAN, Wash., May 10.—
(UP)—The second - place Oregon
State Beavers today pounded two
Washington State pitchers for nine
hits to defeat the Cougars 10 to 6
in a Northern Division conference
Chuck Braden, Cougar shortstop,
hit a home run during the contest
and Butch Faller, Cougar second
baseman, also knocked out a four
bagger, but was called out for fail
ing to touch second.
Ore. State .. 400 200 400 10 9 4
WSC . 001 020 300 6 6 5
Batteries: Kruger and Wegner;
Jorrison (7), Foster and Wilburn,
Meet OSC in
Oregon State’s once-beaten golf
team will be heavy favorites to
hand the Oregon linksmen their
second defeat in the traditional
rivalry when the two teams meet
today at Corvallis.
Oregon George Kikes will clash
with Oregon State’s Ralph Dichter
in the feature match of the sin
gles play. Dichter, a freshman sen
sation, is the number one man on
the Beaver squad.
In the first match this season,
Oregon State went home with a
15 Yz to ll*y2 victory over the Web
foots. Ineligibility forced the Ducks
to play with only five men instead
of the usual six in that meet and
the Beavers picked the winning
points without a struggle.
Washington’s league - leading
team, unbeaten in conference play,
was the only team to set the Bea
vers back this season.
Pietschman Picks ’em....
by A1 Pietsclunan
The Oregon track team arrives
in Pullman, Washington at 11:30
this morning and will be ready
for the scheduled Oregon-Washing
ton State dual track meet at 2 p.m.
on the Cougar’s fast oval. John
Warren, acting as coach on this
trip in place of Coach Bill Hay
ward, will start nineteen Ducks
against the Cougar harriers in
what is expected to be one of the
closest meets in the conference.
The outcome of the meet hangs
by a thread and a deciding victory
in any of the sprints can change
the story of the entire fracas. Ore
gon's speedy Jake Leicht will face
his stiffest competition today when
he starts against the Cougar’s
vaunted Louie Christensen. Last
Saturday against Washington
Leicht clipped the hundred in 10
seconds and sped the 220-yard dash
in 21.8. Christensen posted a ter
rific :9.8 in the hundred—the fast
est time recorded by any Northern
Division college athlete this spring.
Later in the day he beat the Idaho
sprinters to the tape in the 220
and was clocked in the impressive
time of :21.7. With Carl Maxey as
the other sprinter, the Webfoots
should garner five or six points in
the hundred and the same amount
in the 220.
Jake has cut fractions of seconds
of his time in both races this year
and, running on one of the best
tracks in the conference this week,
should be able to bring the :10
and :21.8 down some more.
The other top event of the day
will be the high jump with Ore
gon’s bounding Bill Beifuss pitted
against State's Vince Hansen. Both
Beifuss and Hansen have cleared
the same height this season, 0 feet
5 inches, and neither of the two
boys lias been defeated in his
specialty. Last week Beifuss clear
ed 6 feet 2 inches without being
pressed and Hansen hit the same
mark in the Cougar's meet with
Idaho. Tom Garrity is the other
Oregon high jumper and the Ducks
should co£> five or six tallies in this.
The quarter-mile is another of
the toss-up affairs. Andy Swan and
Ernie Schauer will lead the Lemon
and Green thinclads in this first
race. The Cougar’s quarter-milers
are not known, but they did clip
off a fast one against the Idaho
winner last week. The winning
time of that race was 49.7. Swan
has clicked off a 51 second 440 and
Schauer has been only a tenth of
a second or so behind Swan. Ore
gon should piclt up 3 or 4 points
in this event.
Seventeen year old Walt Mc
Clure, Colonel Hayward’s top half
miler, will probably cop his event
if times mean anything. “Mac” has
the advantage of his Cougar com
petitor by a second as he loped
a 1:59 half-mile last week while
the leading Cougar middle, dis
tance man hit a 2:00 half. Johnny
Joachims, fast improving harrier
for Hayward, will be the other
Duck in this event and might pick
up a point for Oregon’s possible 6
to the Cougars 3.
In the mile slot for Oregon are
the perennial milers, Hugh Staple
ton and George Hammock. Neither
of the boys have hit the pace set
by the Cougar’s top miler last week
—4:27. At that, the Cougar run
ner crawled over the finish line,
as he collapsed just a few yards
from the tape! Oregon should
rake in a couple of points in this
event and perhaps better in the
two mile. Mile—Oregon 3, State 6.
Two-mile—Oregon G, State 3.
Dave Edwards, Gordon Allbright,
Wyn Wright, and Walt Donavan
will represent Oregon today in the
hurdles. Edwards, Allbright, and
Wright will chop over the high
sticks and Wright and Donavan
over the lows. Considering the
number of men we have in this
event, Oregon is bound to cop
points, and might grab one first.
Calling the points: Low hurdles—
Oregon 4, State 5. Highs—Oregon
4, State 5.
Ed Sanford and Lou Mason, the
two Ducks in the discus event,
should pick up four points between
them by grabbing a second and a
It looks like a clean sweep for
Oregon in the javelin which would
net nine points. Bill Kydd, Medical
school student, Lou Robinson, and
Dick Shelton should take this event
in that order.
Oregon might get four points in
the shot although the local putters
.aren’t up to the Cougar’s best
tosses. Hayward has instructed
John Warren to put hurdler Dave
Edwards in the pole vault. Ed
wards may garner one point here,
otherwise Or egon is out on the limb
as far as pole vaulters go.
The Washington State relay
team will probably edge the Duck
team, although anything can hap
pen in this always-exciting race. If
the Ducks do win, the five points
will come in handy. Call this a
Recounting the point getting for
Oregon and the Cougars, anyone
could guess the outcome of the
meet and have good reason for
picking his team. Oregon fans pick
Oregon, Cougar fans think State
will win. Let’s call Oregon the win
ner by two points and sweat out
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Take on Pilots
At I p.m. Today
Oregon’s league-leading nine,
road-weary from the grueling
seven-day trip through the north
ern end of the conference, goes
back into action again today
against Portland university on
Howe field at 1 p.m.
Big Lyle Pettyjohn will prob
ably take the hill against Jack
Wilson’s Pilots. In four games this
esason the two teams both have
Next Tuesday night the Ducks
will be in Portland for the return
game at Vaughn Street park.
Wilson will have either Vince
Pesky, younger brother of the
current batting sensation in the
American League, or Dick Carlas
cio, the little fat man who curbed
the Oregon power in his first ap
Coach Howard Hobson will have
Dick Rodiger back of the pl^fe;
Spike Johnson at first, Walt Kirsch
at second, Rannie Smith, who led
the team in hitting on the road
trip, at short, and Jim Norvel, who
broke a long slump to finish second
to Smith in the hitting, at the
Norvel has been troubled by a
sprained ankle, but it is expected
that he will be in the lineup today.
Bob Santee, Walt Lozoski, and
Tony Crish will hold the picket
line with Don Dibble in reserve.
The game today is another
feature of the 1946 Junior Week
end sports program.
Oregon’s next conference game
will be on Howe field next Satur
day afternoon against the Oregon
State Beavers. If the Beavers have
a successful road trip they could
stay within striking distance of
Ducks in the flag race and the
traditional rivalry could turn out
to be the series that decided the
The other three Duck-Baver
games follow on Monday, May 20,
at Corvallis, Friday here, and
Saturday back at Corvallis.
CORVALLIS, May 10 — Grant
Swan’ Beaver track team plays
host to the strong Idaho track
team tomorrow in a Northern Di
Idaho, surprise winner over
Washington State last week at
Pullman, will be slight favorites
to ship the Oregon State squad.
Two key men, John Horton, a
sprinter, and Ross Eaton, one of
the best Beaver hurdlers, are both
on the sidelines with leg injuries
and will not be able to compete.
IT'S A DATE!
Let’s go bowling . ..
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