The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 93, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 7, 1965 Page: 9 of 16
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Sports in Review
For Year 1964
-By BILL COOKE.
Brenham for Tourney
full Couif Pjess
Is Kiy to-Victory
p >ft ROCKDALE HfGHvS4HOOL, the year 1964 provided both
accomplishment and bitter disappointment tn the field of
•ports. There was the fourth ri’Qi^nitive Region 3AA baseball
title gathered in by Rack dale’s home-run-belting Tigers But
the best RHS basketball team over assembled was ruled out
of a pjwisible stale tjtle on a controversial rules infraction, 41
Let’s review tho top stories from The Reporter’s. sports
pages ot 1964:
The year . started with basketball in full swing The
TlgeTs w6n their own tourney with Ronnv Merpi named to the
ail-tourney team Rockdale, in That meet, rtcTofllcd Temple
53. Hutto 59-51. Corsirana 50-30 and Brenham 46-34
The Tigere won the district championship in high style, with
the year’s most unusual game a ,19-P win over Caldwell. The
Hornets tried some go-slow strategy, but it backfired (
Rockdale routed Taylor 50-32 in bi-district action at Gregory
Gvm in Austin, but the University Interscholastic League, act-
ing on - a protest, by Taylor Coach Rick Sherley, ruled the
Tigers lUt ot the. playoffs because a Rockdale substitute had
participated in a game and two 8-mtmrte practice sessions dur-
-ing a onc.-wcck period. Thus lkc_ Tigers were, through
a season’s record of 26 wins and 3 losses.
RHS’ Tigerettes won the district title and lost to Luting
51-41 in bi-district. The local .girls finished with a record
of 16 wins and 6 losses , ' j ^
Track and baseball came next and in baseball the Tigers
again went as fai as possible in Class 2A—they won the Regional
,’J\A title. In track, Hearne’s Eagles won the Rockdale Relays
and also the district title. Rockdale’s trackmen placed second
in the district meet. Rcckdale won Jour at eight divisions in
the IflAA^Wow Humect he hr here. L- ™
Also in the spring. Rockdale's all-state halfback Ronny
Menu, wa- named to the South lineup for the annual North-
—South- All -Slot Foot bid i Game Ht* played t*Ah offers and
detense in the classic which was hold in Fort Worth in August, i
Rockdale blasted Luling in a two-game series for the bt-
riistrlrt basebali title with M^nn and Dickie Summers pelting
Two homers apiece. The Tigers" then cufcaTed La CTnfftge Ifi a
two-out-oV-three scries,Jo capture a fourth straight -Region 3AA-
b tseball title ,
The Dodgers won Uie-R$i£dale Little League play in '64,
and the Athletics were the Victors in the Babe Ruth League.
The LL All-Stars won the Area II trophy before losing to the
West Austin Optimists in the district playoff. JEhe BRL All-Stars
from Rockdale lost to Colorado County and DeWitt-Lavack in
the District 10 Journey at La Grange.'
A total or 185 ball players from throughout Central Texas
attended the annbaT Major League Try-Out Camp here, directed
b> Red Murlf. About 10 college sTholarshtps were awarded as
a result of 'he evenf.
Rockdale’s American Legion bascballers, Who lived on the
home-run exploits of' Dickie Summers, were beaten for the
division crown'by Lamar of Houston. Lamar staged a 4-run,
ainth-lnnlng rally for a 5-2 vietorv.
Rockdale Junior Olympics girls produced 25 places at the
JO state met'’, in July. The local girls posted 9 firsts, 10 seconds
am! fi thirds in the inert that featured the finest Junior Olym-
pics, track talent in the state.
'' Golf and Gridiron .
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£JOLF GOT A LOT of Reporter headlines in 1964 as the Rock-
. dale Country Club course came into its own wilh several
tournaments. The big one, entered by 211 Central .Texas golfers
in August, was won by Ray Kizer of Austin who sank a 30-foot
eaglc._putt on the 1 Tth fifteen to-edge out University of Houston
links ace Rasd^r Petri Kizer’s 3-under-pat 67 was a coiiVse
record. Petri had a eg;
In September,, football again dook over the sporting scene
Br BILL COOKE
Roaring back to overcome seemingly
odd*, Coach Duane Vincent’i Tt«
4.V44 Saturday night to win the
Tournament title I
era nipped Brenham
HS Boys Basketball
or the second year in a row. . •
Last year, the Tigers defeated Brenham in the
finals by utilizing
_ an —---’"..''v '-irJHr’j.'r
abundance of' talent This
time, the relatively short
Bengal* pulled tn# trick w th
a hull Mm*- adjustment tn da-
le rise and an amazing show of
Cool determination tn the tact
16 minutes of play
Hilly Barnett. Brenham'*
brilliant 6-4 gunnrr rolled up
14 points tn the first half to
lead the Cubs to a .10-22 mar-
gin at halftune Just before the
half the Cub lead had been 12
potnt*. 30-ttt, as Barnett pro-
duced 6 lleid guul lu the set olid
But the Tigers returned to j
the- court m the third quarter],
with a full-court press, and the j
Bengali flooded the floor lik«iHu,,<' on- opening night equal-
spilled buckshot led the tournament’s individual
•coring record which was set
In I960 when Harold la Roach
and Wayne Voskamp. student
tMKiy president. Team t. opines
went b> Rockdale for the cham-
pinnahlp. Brenham for sacand
place, AAM for third, and
Hutto for consolation.
Individual trophies were pre-
sented tn the five outstanding
players who were named to tho
all-tournament teem. They
Biltjr Barnett Brenham
Copie Perry Rockdale
Tom Mt-iiiecke AIM
Kirby Priest , Hutto
David Reinhardt Hutto
Barnett’s 27 points against
With Johnny Pruett turning
in a sticky-Job. face-guarding
Barnett *nd C«pte Perry seem-
ing ly playing everywhere,. the
pubs managed only 6 point*
In the third quarter and Bar-
net't went scoreless while the
Tigers picked up 12 point*.
of La Vega scored ,27 against
A vv<nth-place game was
held to insure all teema. even
those that I oat their find two
notings, a total of three games.
Hearne defeated Pflugerville
final quarter, neurne oeieaieo riiugervine
the Cub* were still In command 44-IS’ for seventh place after
by 2 points. 36-34. but MJkei**rh «*■"» droned their first
Scarbrough hit a short jump t'*'° encounters
A AM Cons. 31, Hearn* 43.
Brenham 69. Htdlo 67
La Vega 7R; Rflugerville 43.
Kockoaie 63. Columbus 42
Brenham 46, AAM 44 <over-
shot with 2:12 left in the game
give Rockdale its fust lead, j
4^- — ---.. —-.- lV- .'-.t.'-,*-' . i
j While a near'-tull-house went j
l wild. Scarbrough got loose nni
C fast break and his lay-up Beat,
the Tigers ahead by three. 44-
Then Acker hit a free test T nme >
| for Brenham and Gary Horn ] Rochdale 63. La Vega 45
cuuiiteirtl wun rroiil sTiotj 2TOTO 14, Hrarrie Jf.
to make it 45r4J with only 9 Columbu* M, Ptlugervtlle 37.
seconds left Championship
Barnett popped in a S5-Tom' Rockdale 43, Brenham 44.
■jump *hnt as the flbal serondkl
licked away but the Tigers i
owned the title 45 44 after post-
ing one of, the finest come- !
* ever......seen here---------4
—Barnett, who tied the tourna-
ment’*' individual scoring re- j
cord b.^ totaling 37 points j
-against Hutto on Thursday
night, finished the game against
Rockdale with 17 points, but
only 3 o? these caftic In the last
A A M 63. La Vega 41.
Hutto 56. Colufhbu* 53 ] .
■Hearne 35. Pflugerville 21
ROCKDALE BOX BCORE8
Rockdale 63. Columbus 42
Rockdale ’12 21 17 13—63
Columbus 5 9 14 14—42
Rockdele . Perry 7-0-1-14;
Curtis 4-4-3-T2. Hoinbech 3-1-
TOUHNfcY CHAMPION^—Titier Coach Duane Vin-
cent talks strategy with his storting quintet which
won the RHS Boys Tourney-championship Satur-
day. With Vincent is Mike Searbrough and stand-
ing (L-R) aie Tim Cprtis, Copte Perry. Gary Horn-
beck and Johnny Pruett. The Tigers are 13-5 for the
year. (Reporter Photo) ——--
Pancake Supper WITH fourth-quarter rally
Saturday Nigh* Bengals Trip Del Valle
A Pancake Supper scheduled: _____ mr - . * ¥'
t , 4-7: Scarbrough lPruett
Tim Curtis, who played ^1. 4-2-1-10, Cor* Q-2-3-2, Clark
best ball of the season during j 0.3.4,* Young 4-2-0-10, Total*
lh*« meet, was high for HfKk ] fjlf tg |j
dale with 14 points, ali o® 7 . _ , . ,,,
Held goal* and Parry added' Columbus. Blair 3-1-2-lt,
n MlW V.rbroo^ sL "h.hn- i «»hn 1-1-3-4; C«tUVo m*
ny Pruett totaled A point* each ' ^
and Gary Hornbeek added t
and each 0/ the Tigers turned 0',4,-,• «ol*L 17-6-1/-42.
in outstanding defcrijrfvt* rolex i Itockdal# 99* &■ ***** 45
Both Perry of Rockdale and ; Rockdale » 13 19 \20—«J
Barnett , of Brenham were all- L* Vega 6 13 7 1!
JUrM Plat— Third
A Pancake Supi>er scheduled,
far ■ Saturday. rtigbt wax poet-
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AAM Consolidated beaten by .10-3-6 H< nb«ll (i-0-t-0 Cur-
in uvarlim*/.* on the - ini -Cook — 0-1 -T-TT'
fie ai In oiigti
Liles a fullback at Texas Lutheran College, and Robert Jensen I “The supper will be held niMht. . • Tommy diewitt Who posted \5 ? swamped b> IXd Valle lift tfie with 53 ‘ jtoUbi 15-15-14-4*5.
and Lenflf’ENis were starters tor Navarro Junior College. Ron-! ^a^urc|ay fram 5 until 7;;i0 ' * 'vin , oost<»d Coach j pomts ^ opener 66-96' Scoring for Roek- Hutto won consolation honors : Bockdal# 45. Branham 44 ~r
nic Laurence, on a football Scholarship at Baylor, missed the ^ the elementary PChTKTT ^ lucent s Bengal tecord . Three Tigci hit »n the dou- cfaile were Stanley Bower with by btstini Columbus 58-53 ai*^ itfHkd*»ie 12^ 10 12 11—45
season with a broken leg sustained in summer baseball play. | cafetorium,"'Barber said. Some to season and IX 1 hie Jigures as Seaibnuigh was jj Henry Al>el witJuS. Bobby Hutto’s David Reinhardt inn f Brenham 12 13 6 %—44
ticket* have already been j«l<i Vala is now 14-3. iiigti with 14 qioint>. IVrry and Mike nek with" 4 j Kirby Writ tprere named to Rnrkdale; Perry 3-6-2-12;
and will be honored Saturday,! Rockdale led at the end of, totaled 1.1 and .Pruett had 12 each. Gary Don Tuma and j the all-tournament leam ‘Scarbrough 3-2-0-8, Pruett 3-
and othiPt'Aicicets will’be sold at i *he first quarter 13-10 and at ,1 im C urtis 8 points; 7 by C<«a* ; j,,rrv Yuimg with 2 “each and Trophy awards were present- 2-1-8; Hornbrck I-I-2-3; Cii'rtia
50 cents iflih*}' ! halftime 26-21. but a big third [and J by C.auy Hgmbcm.round; R„„n„. p,,.f altd Billy ilub^d by Wcnda Ju Dyer.. 17-H.4-45
r . . t t mm Tt.iwewe 4 fv* ■ aiiuiin et* m if n*i t z»r4 ru it ttlfl m/if 1 fOf I»/i r rp T < ./l
Fo/)tbai] at RHS had itsjhot anfl cold moments during the
’64 season The Tigers were* fa voted’ to repeat for the 17 A A
district tdlc, but Cameron' won ir in a showdown finale 16-0
jt Vs a thi iiTthg battle between the two Milam Couny^ivajTles.
" A tidki i erii 'les the bearer 1 nnarterfm- thr Amtm shooter
7-3 record I to ‘ all he can eat," BaibYr .*;u i I*|! T'-’1 ' ”;l1 t*r**
Basketball look over the scene with. Coach Durrne Vmcont , procogijz from the event will! tering the Jagt4quarter.
s red out the KrhrirTg Perry TOT
Hm kciulc's rebounding <>'it.h 9.
Rockdale !3 13* . 8 2J— 55
Farr with 1 each.
busily building a team around only one returning staiter, -Copie pt. uaed by the Association to | Johnny Pruett and sophomore Del V. lie 10 11 19 12 -52
P- rrv -thhTV H*tH » e1—", ---1---nnnral RHS Ait- - Hdiy each h|» for 6 |x.ints Rockdale: Perry i 5-3-3 13:“
Sgorts Banquet in* tHin' BPrlngYin the slanre. i'dide-Pee-Pruet
.- I rv added 5 and Mike Scar. > 2-2-12, Hornbi k to j 5-1
brough l as Rockdale juill<si Curti* 2 4-5-8; Chirk 0-0-1-0;
OFFICE SUPPLIES riUlilliMtliiiLjbl I 1 front with 2T-poIni Cook 2 3 2 7: total* 17-2
and tournament queen,, Brenham Barnett 7-3-3-17;
Jordan 1-0-2-2: Tharp 2-0-4-4; 1
Schrocder 3-0-3-6. Acker 4-1--
1-a, Wtok ieman t -0-0-2; Brew-
er 2 0-1 4 totals 20-4-16-44.
Tyjpewrtterg - Adding Machine*:
Rockdale Lodge No. 61
Sons of Hermann
meet* every third Wednesday
of each month.
R. L. MENN. president
MRS. ALIENE YORK. ««c.
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TO STRONG CARMINE
THE ROCKDALE REPORTER
Jan. /. isos
novNunLb uex.i itLrutiir.it—lb
’ An Irresistible force and a \ ter and the fotrrth fx i iod Imd
immovable object <-Inched Tn ed in a deadl/a k; 52-52
the RHS gym Tuesday night in' - In additugi to Miss, A hen-
Ahi. rr»mN AUklhiT TKAM S»
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Ml k.H kifuli Ht'.t Rill' Hoi'W’D of Bren
Id uf Mm Ho .rth'.’f.TedTh* «t1
lilt |l)| til
thriller The end result* wa*
a 59-54 Carmine win over
.Rockdale's Tigerettes. bu^ ai
overtime period was needed to
decide the affair
IJy'h of the stping 6 wms pvt
3HT furious buttle in this, the;i
Mkbno meeting of the season
Cwmwr -srnrr trvTT trit TIR.TeT
Tfs III’ the final* of th«- RHS
firly Buir.ey in December, 34
Mafihq Ashchbeck. Cai-
l iilw'i I I .Vvarp ihooicr. tufa
■ d t7 f«Hn** but RHS guar
F Nanr' Harrt*on. Malay Tvi»i
s l*em Vfaupt and Neb*,1* Pci*’
i >«>n played • uGtahding defense
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gallant .•(Tort *nh a 2k ,«m •
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■cored 13 and Miss Kesslrr 8
Eddie CVa>k coached the RHS
girl- Tuesday- in the absehce
of Ernie Laurence who was rut
Of iuwn trerauae of tlu* death
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In M.e fl-'ti'-Tim operwi Rock
da,. w.*« a i»gbl thriller by
Rockdale 4cofers were De-
lore* laiurviue with 15 jMNnt*.
Shdxon Dvey 14. Jane t mw 4
and Linda Sec Ik* % pet«n»ixe
slaridtnils for HHS were t un
III# Jeeaen, Bon. Hiniam,
Susar Yoskamp Kathy lb.mine
amI Sor Mu-ton — -
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Milano's Eagle* defeated the .
L.xir.gtbn Eagles at ’ Milano
Tuesday ijight 4*-26, feeding
all the way ard holding e 23-7 ,
t For Milano, Barkley I^agronc
iota led 13 point*. Ijirry- Wwf-
riington 12. George Bankrton 6,
.Travis Yoakum 6. Mike K*»rne-
gav ♦ Gary Vinton 2, Kenneth
Davenport 2 and Kent Thur-
For Lex m’on. Tummy
Jackson wa* hiaR wlfK H TW
win gave Milan*, g 16 2 nf- * ‘
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Milano’* girls won'the opch-
i r 40-15 F»r the wiqners,
Brenda Hux totaled 22. Rhonda
! Davenport 15, Prcucilla Mills
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