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OREGON NORMAL SCHOOL,
Monmouth, March, 8. (SpecUl).
, Oregon Normal school basket
ball team again crabbed off the
championship " In the Willamette
Valley conference after a series of
six games -with Linfield, Albany
and Pacific colleges In which the
- O. N.'S. squad won erery game. In
the . 19 games the Normal played
this year they lost hot four three
of -Jwhich were early practice
games, one to the ex-nnlrersity
Mohawks of Eugene. They also
lost-one close game to the Ash
land Normal and defeated them
In a ' return game, which was
played In this territory.
The O. N. S. lineup 1 consider
ed'one of the strongest In the ral
ley by com par a tire scores due to
the fact that it defeated the Ash
land Normal by IS points and
Ashland had defeated Willamette
.university by one point. Another
feature for the Normal is that it
is .the only Oregon institution win
ning a championship' this year oui
of : all the Oregon echools which
romneted in the three Pacific
coast basketball conferences.
Willamette Valley Conference
standings for 1928 are:
W. L. Pet.
O.iN. S. . 0 1.000
Linfield College . .4 ,2 .667
Albany l! , 5 .167
Pacific li 5 167
i On this year's team were six
second year men who played on
the 1927 championship squad.
They are Phillips, Schrunk, Cook,
Unreel, Beerman and Price. New
men on the team are King, Hud
con, Ayer and Beckon. Individual
points made during jthe Confer
ence games by the players were
as follows: Cook, forward - and
captain, ' 69; King, guard, 65;
Phillips, forward. 49; Schrunk,
center, 35; Ayer, center, 20; Hud
Bpn, guard, nine; Beckon, guard,
four; and Russell, forward, one.
Tjuring the Beason the O.N.S. ecor
ed 807 points to their opponents
-5(70, which gives the Normal an
average score of 42.5 points per
Ha me against 30 for their oppon-
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Coming State Basketball 7
' Tournament in Limelight
Basketball fane from U over
the state are now focusing their
Interests on the coming basketball
tournament which will be held
here In the Willamette university
gymnasium beginning with next
Wednesday night and continuing
through until Saturday night. Ten
teams from all over the state will
compete. Sixteen games will be
1 This will be the ninth annual
tournament. The first originated
at Willamette university in 1917.
At first only teams from the west
ern part of the state were repre
sented, but later it was made an
Roseburg high school was win
ner of the first tournament. Sa
lem took the title In 1918, 1919,
and defeated the strong Lincoln
five In a close game to take it in
1920. Again In 1925 and 1926
Salem annexed the championship
title. Last year 5 It was won by
the University high of Eugene.
Medford, Ashland, and Franklin
high of Portland have each won
Teams competing in the tourn
ament this yeaf will draw for
their opponents Wednesday after
noon. The first 1 game will start
and the second tilt will begin at
at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night
8:30 o'clock. Two games will be
played Thursday morning, after
noon, evening, Friday morning,
afternoon, evening, and Saturday
morning. There will be no games
Saturday afternoon and the cham
pionship game will be on Satur-
beautlful silver loving cup will be
awarded to the championship by
Governor I. L. Patterson after the
Ult Saturday night,
Medford, Tillamook and Mc
Laughlin hare already filed a list
of the names of their players with
Coach "Spec" Keene and have In
formed him that they would ar
rive in Salem early Wednesday
morning. ' ; Coach Keene has al
ready completed arrangements for
the housing and feeding of the
teams during their four day stay
In Salem.' This is financed by the
In spite of the fact that tickets
have been selling at a good rate,
there still remain some good seats,
and Coach Keene urges local folks
to purchase their tickets as soon
at possible. They are on sale at
Brown's athletic goods store, An
derson's sporting goods store and
at the Willamette gymnasium.
The seating capacity of the gym
nasium is 3000 this year and it is
believed that there will be a full
The gymnasium will bo behind
locked doors from now until the
oneninr dav of the tournament
during which it will be thorough
ly cleaned, floors polished, addi
tional bleachers Installed, ana
back boards repainted.
Local officials believe that this
will be one of the closest and fast
est basketball tournles ever held
In this state as all teams to com
pete are of nearly equal strength
It would be a poor guess for any
one to even try and pick the win-
day night. It is probable that thejner. It only remains to be seen.
The squad's personnel rates ae
fpllows: .-Lawrence Cook, Inde
pendence is a second year man
whose work as forward proved
liim to1 be a basket shooter who
could not be beaten. He 1b both a
long and short ehot artist and was
high point man for the season.
Leon Phillips, Monmouth, as for
ward was a very aggressive player-
- He played the floor well and
always followed the ball with a
lot of speed and was a good scor
James Elmo Russell, Stanfield,
forward, was one of the fastest
men on the squad and a good man
under the basket. Lloyd F. Beer
man, Portland, was a good for
ward with the pivot and followed
the ball in a neat style. Wayne.
Schrunk, Monmouth, as second
year center, always assured the
O.N.S. the tipoff and few succeed
ed I in keeping him from scoring
once he got under the basket. Sew
ell M. Ayer, of Beaver, was a
Strong, aggressive center, who
was always to be depended upon
y the entire team. His future
a a basketoau star is assured.
Charles G. King, Portland, ae
guard was. one of the strongest
players on the Normal squad. He
always put up a fine offensive and
defensive game and his long shots
were always a feature of every
sgame. His greatest asset to the
-team was his floor play and pass
ing. King is without doubt one
Ct the most popular men ever
playing on the O.N.S. lineup.
'Emmanuel Hudson. Grand Ronde.
iwas the outstanding defensive'
i- guard on the team and is conced
ed to be the strongest defensive
man in the entire conference line
up. His playing was sieaay ana
he could be deiended upon to
score when the team was in a
pinch. Bill Becken, Independ
ence, as guard was an exceptional
fast man and an accurate passer,
also a sure scorer under the bas
ket. Claire Price,- Monmouth, as
center was a good fighter and a
good shot, playing his second
The Monmouth NormaLls rapid
ly coming to the front in athletics
under the coaching of Lyman Mea-
dor who is finishing his fourth
year in the institution. During
this time the Norjnal has a rec
ord of having won first place in
basketball for two years running
having lost but one conference
game in two years; of having tied
for first place in football last
fall; and of having taken on all
available conference wrestling
teams this season without losing a
A group of business men and
faculty members tendered a ban
quet to the basketball and wrest
ling teams on Monday evening of ,
this week at Fetxer's restaurant.
The basketball team was Invited
to attend the regular noon-day
luncheon held by the Monmouth
commercial club Tuesday noon
On Wednesday evening the Staff
and Key society of the O.N.S. will
honor the championship basket
ball team with another luncheon.
Friends of the Normal as well as
the student body are proud of the
record made by the athletes of
the school during the past two
PICKED FOB MEET
Principal J. C. Nelson of Salem
high school has already mailed
letters containing the names of
the basketball players who will
represent Salem high in the tour
nament to Coach "Spec" Keene
and to B.oy Cannonwsecretary of
the state athletic association.
The names of those listed are
Tom Duffy, captain, right forward.
10; Homer Lyons, left forward
9; Robert Kelley, left guard, 6;
Lee EcjfK. right guard, 5; George
Beechlerv center, 7; Charles Kel-
ald Seigmund. substitute- forward,
4; Ivan Kfoury, substitute guard.
Only two other schools to com
pete have sent in their list of play
ers. These are Washington high
of Portland and Medford high of
Southern Oregon. Each team is
limited to eight players.
If TEAM LEAVES .
FOB BIG TOME!
The Salem Ducks, all state V.
M. CfA. basketball champions
Journeyed to Snoqualmle. Falls
Wash., yesterday where they will
compete with six other teams in a
northwest Y. M. C. A. basketball
tournament. They left Salem yes
terday noon by automobile and ex
pected to arrive in Tacoma, Wash
ington last night. The tournament
will open at 7:30 o'clock tonight.
Men making the trip are Charles
Hageman, French Hageman, Rob
ert Gamble, Melvin Flake, John
Schaeffer, Scotty Marr, Captain,
and Charles Batchelor. They ex
pect to return Sunday evening.
Thirty-five teams competed in
the elimination contest for this
tournament. Salem Is the only
Oregon team represented. Other
teams hail from Idaho,. Washing
ton and Canada.
CHURCH TITLE GAME
The second basketball game in
the church league to determine
the local church champion, will be
played tonight in the T. M. C. A.
gymnasium between the Jason
Lee five, winners of the first tilt,
and the Bungalow Christian hoop
sters. This is certain to be an in
teresting game as the .Bungalow
lads are determined to win. They
held the lead over Jason Lee in
Wednesday nights game until the
final moments of the contest,
when the Jason Lee team forged
ahead and won by only a few
points. It is a three game series.
Their probable line-ups willbe:
R. Miller F Clutter
Bonney F Barquest
Bell ..... C Walker
C. Miller G Wood
BOTH GOING STBDI
NEW YORK. MaK 8. -(AP
The two final hopes' of Tex Rick
ard for a worthy opponent for
Gene Tunney Jack Sharkey of
Boston and Johnny RIsko of Cleve
land trained with the vim of pre-"
liminary boys today for their 15
round set-to in Madison Square
Garden Monday night,
Snarling and mean, Sharkey
fought two sparring partners as if
they were genuine ring foes and
they slugged back at him the same
He finished the day with three
rounds of bag punching and two
skipping rope. He weighed 193
Risko worked equally as hard
but with0 less vehemence. , He
bounded through four rounds of
boxing with both Frank Lennon
and Jeff Baulknight, light heavy
weight warriors who accompanied
him here yesterday, from Cleve
land. Risko weighed 193 after two
additional rounds at the heavy
Sharkey after the workout paid
a visit to Rickard, after which he
"I'm e ashamed of the only ex
planation I can give for my poor
showing in that draw with Tom
Heeney. You know how it is. When
a fellow gets some money he gets
lazy and doesn't feel like working
too hard. That was the trouble.
Now I'm training as I did for my
best fights when money was more
of a problem."
and the" score see-sawed back and
forth, being tied most of the time
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SEATTLE, Mar. 8 (AP) Ad
vance dope was upset three times
in the first day's play of the
Washington state high school bas
ketball tournament at the Uni
versity of Washington.
Endicott, Olympia and Renton.
considered three of the outstand
ing aggregations in the tourney,
bowed to Yakima, Walla Walla
and Chaney respectively, none ol
whom had impressive records.
Although they outplayed and
Bircnetl outpassed the Chaney five the
Renton boopsters dropped a close
tilt. 14 to 12. Neither team was
able to get a comfortable margin
SEATTLE. Mar. 8, (AP) Ad
ranee dope was twice upset in the
opening games of the Washington
qtate high school basketball tour
nament at the University of Wash
inrton cavlllon here today. Endi
cott and Olympie, considered as
two of the outstanding aggrega
tions in the tourney, bowed to
Yakima and Walla Walla respec
tively, both of whom were second
place winners In their sectional
The Olympla-Walla Walla tangle
was a bitter battle, but the close
checking and superior defensive
work of "Wa-Hi" brought them a
30 to 26 victory. Yakima however,
had rather an easy time with En
dicott, taking the long end of a
23 to 12 score.
Other games were:
North Central, Spokane, 21;
Mount Vernon 15.
Anacortes 26; Hoquiam 16.
Wenatchee 23; Bremerton 21.
Naches 44; Napa vine 26.
Everett 21; Enumclaw 16.-
opW stretch in five" hours. 13
ninutes, and 50 seconds. OM Wan-
inen, slight Finnish flier, wa the
bird to check in at this tiny wa
.er hole. ' "
" .Newton in taking the lead In
alapsed time had a total - of 24
hours ,28 minutes and 30 seconds.
Wantinen who led at the end of
vesterdav's ler in running time
since shoving off from Los An-3v::z.
geles, was next to Newton at tne
finish of today' grind with a total
of 1 4 hours, 2 minutes, 37 sec
onds, bilks' elapsed tJnie'wSS 27
hours, 63 jninutesr and 50 sec
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finished 10. His " time, for toaay
was 5:15:80. His elapsed time is
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MOJAVE WELLS, Cal., Mar. 8.
-(AP) The blistering sun and
chill winds of the Mojare desert
were surmounted with ease today
by 44 year old Arthur Newton,
100 mile running champion of
England, to win the fifth lap of
the coast-to-coast marathon in
four hours and 48 minutes. His
successful battle with wind and
sun also put tne sinewy runner
in first place for total elapsed time
in covering the 165 miles reeled
off in the five days.
The lanky British marathoner,
who finished second in yesterday's
lap from Victoroville, crossed the'
finish line at this desert water
camp far in the lead of the field
of ,150 runners and walkers who
beaded out of Barstow at 8:55
o'clock this morning. He went in
to the lead half way to Mojave
Wells, passing Earl Dilks, New
castle, Pa., racer, who had shown
his heels to the crowd from the
DilsV, despite the fast pace that
he set at the start finished nearly
a half hour after the veteran New
ton to take second place. The'
Pennsylvanian covered the 32 mile
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