The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 12, 1942, Image 3

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    Full-Fledged Scrimmage Scheduled for Today
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Lipscomb Cops Twilight League Title as Andy Cokinos Handcuffs Cleaners
Practice Is
Due to Start
By 3 O’Gock
Bill Henderson and Ben Stout Are First
Ag Casualties of Early Gridiron Practice
Bill Henderson, tree-top Aggie wingman, and Ben
Stout, sophomore tackle prospect, became the first casual
ties of the young season. Henderson rehurt his back again
and has gone to Houston for medical attention while Stout
was forced on the sidelines because of carbuncles (boils)
on his knee. Both are expected to be out of action for an
indefinite period.
Henderson, it may be remembered, injured his back
in a basketball game with the Phillips 66 team at Houston
last year. His injury healed, Bill went back to action until
his recent mishap in a scrimmage enagagement.
Both gridsters are key men in Coach Norton’s plans.
Henderson, the best pass receiver in the conference, is one
of the four starters coming back from last year’s team and
is considered an important cog of the 1942 Aggie offense.
Stout, 213 lb. soph tackle, voted as the most valuable
man on the 1941 freshman team, is considered by many
quarters as a probable starter for one of the tackle berths.
He looked like a million dollars last spring and was even
placed on the tentative starting lineup by Bill James, Ag
line-coach, at the start of practice last week.
Sturcken and Belville Shine in Pass Drills;
Both Connect Consistently in Recent Workout
Witnessed Thursday and Fri
day’s pass drills and the way Ed
Sturcken and Vernon Belville tos
sed that pill around, one would
almost invariably conclude that
Coach Homer Norton will possess
another aerial circus.
They talk about
Sturcken’s run
ning and kicking,
but, brother, that
slinging arm of
his is something
to watch. He con
tinually pitches
“strikes”—all the
receivers have to
„ „ j do is to be at the
(gd. a lure ken degi g nated g p ot
and Big Ed connects. Even such
pass defenders as Cullen Rogers
and Jake Webster found it almost
impossible to defend against
Sturcken’s aerials.
The same can
be said about Bel
ville, sophomore
backfield ace. His
aerials are true
to the mark 90%
of the time and
the receivers don’t
have to go after
the ball when ItTV-i?'
Vernon lets go - "*"
the pigskin—it tyfflelvilU
just naturally settles down in their
arms with needle-like precision.
Sports Squibs From Here and There; Sibley
Given Eagle Scout Award in Ceremonies Fri
Bill Sibley, peppery Aggie center,
was all smiles last night when
presented the Eagle Scout award
in ceremonies held at the Animal
Husbandry Pavilion. . .The Eagle
is the highest rank awarded in the
Boy Scouts of America. . .Damon
(Greek) Tassos, the gridster whom
Ex-Freshman Coach Charlie De-
Ware designated as the best pro
spect to come off last year’s fresh
man squad is living up to' expecta
tions. . . He has yet to get himself
(See KYLE FIELD. Page 4)
"Score is 9-4 As •
Pharmacists Take
Deciding Series Tilt
Lipscomb’s Pharmacy, sparked
by some great pitching by Andy
Cokinos annexed the summer Twi
light League crown last night as
they defeated the Campus Clean
ers, 9-4, in the deciding game of
the two-out-of three game series.
It was only Thursday that Cok
inos evened the count at one all
with the Cleaners as he and his
mates pounded out a 12-6 victory.
A six run rally in the seventh
inning was the clincher.
The Cleaners took a shortlived
2-0 lead in the first inning last
night. Dunn walked but was
promptly erased in a double play.
However, Lietz, Gillette and Grant
ham connected for bingles to drive
across two tallies.
Manager Kyle Drake’s crew,
however, caught up with the cur
rent regular season pace setters as
they rallied for five runs in a wild
second frame. Schaper opened the
inning with a walk. Otto flied out
but Maroney singled sharply to
center and when Ramsey fumbled
the ball, Schaper came on home.
Andy Cokinos singled Maroney
home and went' to second on the
throw to the plate. Mike Cokinos
then send his brother in with a
bingle and he followed suit as I.
D. Smith caught one of Jimmy
Daniels’ spinners and send it reel
ing far into center field for a home
run. Roberts ended the inning by
flying out.
Some wildness on the part of
Cokinos accounted for the final
Cleaner runs. Dunn and Jennings
drew base on balls to open the third
stanza and Lietz clubbed out a
bingle to score Dunn and sent
Jennings to second. Gillette forced
the Cleaner catcher at second but
a wild pitch by Andy let in Jen
nings for the final Cleaner tally.
With only a slim 5-4 lead in front
of them, the Pharmacists went to
work in a hurry on Pitcher Daniels
in the fifth. Smith opened with a
single but was forced at second by
Roberts. Atkins tripled down the
left field line to score the Lip
scomb shortfielder and he came in
a moment later as Puntch smashed
(See TWILIGHT, Page 4)
Phone 4-4114
Stop at
Battalion Sports
Saturday, September 12, 1942
A and H Coast Meet for Class A Swim
Crown Mon; Tennis Playoffs Near End
E Infantry Enters
Finals in Class B
Water Polo Chase
Two Coast Artillery swimming
teams made a clean sweep of a
pair of semi-final Class A swim
ming meets Thursday night and
will meet in the final match Mon
day evening.
In the first meet, A Coast Artil
lery defeated F Field Artillery by
a score of 25-23. The Coast lineup
included Curtis, Lane, Peters, Boy
les, Smith, Allen Clark, Litterst,
and Adams. The Field swimmers
were Jones, Baird, Stalling, John
son, Mohle, Harrison, Pearson, and
Nelson. The medley relay and 40-
yard breast stroke were taken by
A Coast while F Field were vic
torious in the 40-yard free style,
40-yard back stroke and the free
style relay.
H Coast Artillery took the second
semi-finals meet by beating B
Signal Corps "25-20. The Coast
team took the medley relay, 40-
yard back stroke, and the 40-yard
breast stroke and B Signal Corps
won the 40-yard free style and
the free style relay. Haraldson,
Ramsey, Daniel, Inglish, Honea,
Adcock, Pearson, and Bradshaw
made up the coast lineup and the
Signal Corps team consisted of
Worley, Myre, Brush, Baus, Spawn
and Culver.
The semi-finals in Class B
Polo saw E Infantry 3-1 while F
Coast Artillery blanked A Caval
ry 5-0.
The E Infantry lineup was:
Grosse, Hudson, Woolsey, Devine,
Butchofsky, Hoffmann, Sparks, and
Schater. The B Infantry team
consisted of: Dodson, Swatzell,
Tanksley, Sparger, Hardeman,
(See WATER POLO, Page 4)
Five Lettermen
Nucleus of A&M
Consolidated Team
Some 25 Gridsters Report
To Coach Cowley; Triple
Threat Jim Cashion Is Star
The Consolidated High School
Tigers began football practice
Monday in preparation for the
coming grid season grind with
about twenty-five boys reporting
to Head Coach Harold Cowley, the
Tigers new coach. This year’s team
will be built around five lettermen
returning from 1941’s district
championship team.
Consolidated’s line play should
be good ,with Letterman Jim Lan
caster, returning at the center po
sition and last year’s starting
guards, Aubery Parsons and Clar
ence Vitopil, also coming back.
Parsons and Vitopil are big boys
both tipping the scales at 180
pounds. Jim Carll is the other re
turning lineman who lettered last
fall. Carll is valuable on defensive
play and played either end or
tackle last year.
In the backfield the only re
turning letterman is the Tiger’s
ace triple-threat, Jimmy Cashion.
Coach Cowley has indicated that
he will build his offensive around
this 150 pound redhead. Cashion,
who is only a junior, is a two-year
letterman and can run, pass, or
punt with the best of them. Cash-
ion’s chief offensive mate will be
Mabry Cain, a hard-running 175
pounder, who didn’t play last year
because of scholastic difficulties.
(See A. & M. HIGH, Page 4)
Aggies Continually Produce Top-Notch Swim
And Water Polo Teams! Reason? Art Adamson
By R. L. Burney
“Swimming is hard game,” said
Coach Art Adamson, and he should
know because he’s been at it for
close to 20 years. He then illustrat
ed his point by showing a train
ing schedule for his varsity swim
mers that is exhausting to look
Most Aggies know that A. & M.
consistently produces the leading
water polo team of the southwest
year after year. Many know of
Adamson as a coach, but few know
him as a man. So here goes:
Born in England
Arthur Adamson was bom in
London, England, where he lived
until he was 6 years old, at which
time his family moved to Canada
and-he with them. Their next move
was to New Zealand when young
Arthur was 14. Having learned to
swim in Canada, he wasted little
time in making his bid for aquatic
fame in his new home.
Adamson established records in
the 100-yd. free style in 1925 and
1927. During those years he held
the title of National Campion of
New Zealand. His records stood
until 1938—a pretty long spell in
any man’s league.
1927 found the present Aggie
aquatic coach in the United States,
swimming and playing water polo
for the San Francisco Olympic
club. He came to Texas first in
1929 and immediately 'established
himself as TAAF 50 and 100 yard
free style champ. In the same year
he went to Chicago where he was | record that stood till 1936. It was
a member of the famous Illinois I broken after he retired and was
AAC that finished second in the coaching at A. & M. He was enrol-
indoor water polo nationals. led in this college as a special
Sets New Record student going to school part time
Art returned to Texas in 1931, and coaching the rest. A degree in
and set a new 100-yd. free style | (See ADAMSON, Page 4)
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The last of the regular league
softball games have been played
and both Class A and B Softball
are now going
into the playoffs.
; Eighth - final
games were play-
1 ed yesterday ev-
I ening and the
| winners will meet
in the quarter
final games early
next week. Some
of the last games
in the softball
leagues proved to be quite interest
ing with a number of close games
in evidence.
....In a Class B Softball game, K
Infantry, with A. C. Miller on the
mound, nosed out C Field Artil-
Mika Mann
lery by a score of 3-1. T. Euther-
land, left fielder, and P. H. Berger,
center fielder brought the tallies
across for the victors. Sutherland
scored twice while P. H. Berger
crossed home plate one time.
B Infantry rallied in the third
inning to score seven runs and
beat D Field Artillery 9-6. L In
fantry took M Infantry in a close
one by a score of 4-2. Three runs
in the third won the game for L
3rd Headquarters Field Artillery
bunched 11 hits to score 11 runs
in a Class A Softball game and
beat B Infantry 11-3 as Luther
Utesch, Field moundsman, held the
Infantrymen in check.
In a ' Class A league playoff
C CWS Advances To
Quarter-Finals In
Class A Volleyball
The Class B Tennis playoffs
moved nearer to the final stage as
E Coast Artillery took A Coast
Artillery 2-1 and C Engineers de
feated A Chemical Warfare 3-0.
The netmen for the winning
coast team were: Nelson, Reeder,
Sears, Brennecke, Sikes, Stucky,
Guisti, and Bixler. The A Coast
roster was made up of: McKenzie,
Moore, Masinghill, Pickens, Ste
wart, Ransom, Armstrong, Overly,
and Loughborough.
The victorious C Engineers were:
Statzer, Whittington, Davis, Hunt
er, Valentine, Wyde, Stoker, and
Trenkel. The players for A Chem
ical Warfare were: James, Stern-
enberg, McIntyre, Balzar, Robards,
Gibbons, Pruit, Bruch, Smith, Bar
nes, and Butler.
The American Legion boys took
a Class A Volleyball B Field
finals match as they defeated B
Field Artillery 2-1. The Field team
came back strong to win the last
two matches and take the series.
Farber, Titsworth, Kaltwasser,
Chatham, Case, Gregory, and Look
were the American Legion men
who took the victory while Sharpe,
Huse, Seidensticker, Williams,
Machemehl, Seay, Rowe, Richards,
Albert, and Walton were in the B
Field lineup.
(See VOLLEYBALL, Page 4) ‘
Norton’s Charges
To Begin Hard Work;
Scrimmage Some Fri
The 1942 edition of the Texas
Aggie football squad will hold its
first full-fledged scrimmage if
weather permits this afternoon at
three o’clock. Regular game rules
will more than likely hold forth
during the afternoon. Since last
Saturday Head Coach Homer Nor
ton has been sending his charges
through once-a-day drills every
afternoon in order to condition
them for the season opener against
the L. S. U. Tigers on the 26th of
this month.
In their first week of practice
the Aggies have been hampered
by incessant rains, but if worse
comes they should be able to
handle a wet ball well. So far the
only casualties in the Aggie Camp
have been Billy Henderson and Ben
Stout; Henderson is out for a few
days with a wrenched back while
Stout has a case of carbuncles.
Leonard “Slats” Holder, number
two center, is the only player
counted on for much service who
has not reported for practice as
The past few days the squad has
been spending time remembering
and learning old and new plays,
practicing their aerial offensive
returning punts, and working on
the fundamentals of line play.
Thursday and Friday the Aggies
spent most of their time return
ing punts with the linemen^ work
ing hard furnishing downfield
blocking for the punt returners.
George Wilde and Dickie Hass
(See FOOTBALL, Page 4)
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