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T,j C OU2JY00,2.%,A.y2oRjKE,00OCKJ00 J00,OjR00 £ ! - • ! Catholic Extends Streak i mcbride l Of Ohi [ on sports : t Expense o County I realize winter still is very much morning when other fools dared to do with us and that the first week of little more than perhaps think about Electric Co-ops are DEMOCRACY WORK... / Rural electric cooperative systems were created by rural Americans themselves to bring electricity to their farms and homes and business enterprises, when service was unavailable elsewhere. Motivated only by the need of the consumer and based on sound democratic principles, with each consumer- member casting his vote to determine our policies, our enterprise has helped bring the benefits of Twentieth Century progress to rural areas, and has proved itself as a model of democracy in action. To keep one step ahead of continually growing power requirements in our rural areas is both our duty and our aim. j,, . 3111' Fairview Drive ; Owensb°r° Kentucky  _ Just think, hon... we renewed our subscription to The Ohio County Times before Jan. 31 and won't be without the county's best newspaper. Everybody should be so lucky. Ohio and Adjoining Counties s2.00 Elsewhere In Kentucky s3.00 Out Of State s4.00 Servicemen Sl.00 ! New Subscription Renewal , ! Please send The Ohio County Times for one year to [ I Name ............... [ • • e. eee oeeoeooeoeeeeeeo eoo o o e e l e o • • • • oe eee e e e e e o  e • • Address ..................... eeeeeeeeeeo•eoeeeeeeeeeeeeoeeeeeeoeeeeeeeee City ............................. State ... Zip eee eeeeee oeeeeeoeee,eeeeeo Mail This Coupon With Your Remittance To: All subscriptions not paid will be discontinued at the end o/" January. The Ohio County Times P. O. Box 226 Hartford, Ky. 42347 Defense, Long Layoff Ta k e Toll Of Eagle, The long holiday break from action and a sticky defense proved more than Ohio County could handle Tuesday night. The Eagles, going after their sixth win of the season, ran into defense- minded Owensboro Catholic and dropped a 80-58 decision to the Aces who now stand 7-0 on the season. Catholic, which had held its six previous opponents to an average of only 48.8 points a game, broke somewhat from its control-tYlJe of- fens• in racking up the team's highest point total of the season. The Aces average was 59.3 per contest. The game was close throughout the first quarter, with Catholic clinging to a narrow two-point lead after the first eight minutes. During the initial period the score was tied three times, at 2, 4, and 10. The Eagles- back was broken in the first four minutes of the second quarter when Catholic ran off 10 quick points while holding Ohio County to only two. Following that Catholic outburst, the Eagles never got closer than eight points and the Aces went into the dressing room at halftime with a 41-30 advantage. With little Greg Waninger hitting free throws with deadly precision, Catholic steadily put the game out of reach in the third period. The end of the frame saw the Aces on top by 23, 59-36. :'' " Ohio County outscored Catholic in the final period, 22-21, but the damage was done. Neither team had anything to brag about in the field" goal shooting department. Catholic hit on only 23 of 71 for a cold 30 per cent. The Eagles cashed in on 19 of 54 for 35 per cent. Ohio County's downfall actually resulted from placing too many green shirts on the free throw line. In all, the Aces hit on 34 of 41 foul shots for a blistering 83 per cent. Also, the Eagles' 23 turnovers didn't help matters. Danny Sand•fur was the top point producer for Ohio County with 13. The only other Eagle in double figures was Mike Wilson with 10. Roger Shepler, going into the game with a good 18.9 scoring average, was held to only six by the sagging Catholic defense. Meanwhile, Catholic, with only one starter averaging in double figures in its first six games, placed four men in the two-digit coumn. Waninger topped all scorers with 19. Bud Clark and cky Ebelhar contributed 16 each and George Brooks canned 12. The battle for rebounds was won by the Aces, 39-27. The Eagles will see action next when they entertain Greenville in the opening round of the Ohio County Invitation Tournament Friday night. Central City will face McLean County in the tournament's first game. The Aces put their perfect record on the line Friday night against No. 2 rated Owensboro senior at the Sportscenter. Owensboro is 6-0 on the season and plays Daviess County tonight. Ohio County started the new year out wrong Tuesday night when the Eagles fell to defense-minded Owensboro Catholic at the Eagles' gym. The score was 80-58. The Aces, under new first-year coach Bruce Embry, threw up a glue-like defense that forced Ohio County into numerous floor mistakes and took away the Eagles' running game. Ohio County's record dropped to 5-3, while Catholic is riding 7-0 season. Ohio County meets Greenville in the first round of the Ohio County Invitational Friday night. a't ! lifJ ,nd'I ges i January hardly is the best time to discuss golfing. However, I recently came up with some simple instructions that will turn the worst of us duffers into ac- complished golfers in nothing flat. Everyone can learn to play golf! Once a player has mastered the grip and stance, all he has to bear in mind, in the brief, two-second interval it takes to swing, is to keep his left elbow pointed in toward the left hip and his right arm loose and closer to the body than the left...and take the clubhead past his right knee...and then break the wrists at just the right instant while the left arm is still traveling straight back from the ball and the right arm stays glued to the body...and the hips come around in a perfect circle...and meanwhile everything will be fouled up unless the weight is 60 per cent on the left foot and 40 per cent on the right foot at the start...not an ounce more or less...and at just the right point in the turn the left knee bends in toward the right in a dragging motion until the left heel comes up off the ground...but not too far...and be sure the hands are over the right foot...but not on the toe more than the heel...except that the left side of the right foot is tilted off the ground...but not toe far...and be sure the hands at the top of the swing are high and the shaft points along a line parallel with the ground...and if it's a downhill lie the shaft is supposed to be pointed downhill, too...and pause at the top of the swing and count one, jerk the left arm straight down like a bellringer yanking a belfry rope...and don't uncock the wrists too soon and pull the left hip around in a cir- cle...but don't let the shoulders turn with the hips, they have to be facing the hole...and now transfer the weight 60 per cent to the left foot and 40 per cent on the right...not an ounce more or less...and tilt the left foot now so the right side of it. is straight...that's the one you hit out for the left hand, it's supposed to be extended...but not too stiff or the shot won't go anywhere...and don't let it get loose or you'll hook...and let the wrists uncock...but don't force them or you'll smother the sbot;.:.and don't break too soon but keep your head down...then hit the ball! That's all there is to it! Just to make sure we started the new year out in the right fashion, friend Phil Fogle and myself ven- tured out to the golf course Monday the game. We did it simply so we could be able to say we played on the first day of the year. Needless to say, conditions were sliightly less than ideal. For instance the tees were softer than a 25-year-old mattress soaked with Downey...the fairways were closely akin to thick oatmeal...and the temporary greens were about as puttable as a strip pit. My first tee shot went about 40 yards to the second shot went into the rough on the right and my third third shot didn't go anywhere but I did send a glob of mud about 20 feet. We played only two holes and while walking back to the clubhouse the conversation centered on how nice it was to get out and slosh around in the mud again. Roberto Clemente's untimely death was a tragic loss to Puerto Ricko, the United States and to baseball. The veteran of 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates died Sunday while on a mercy mission to Managua, Nicaragua. The plane, bearing Clemente and four other men, crashed into the ocean minutes after taking off from San Juan In- ternational Airport. Clemente is a sure candidate for baseball's Hall of Fame but, more important, he also is a member of humanity's hall of fame. He had a powerful swing, a powerful arm and a powerful heart. The Texas Longhorns' New Year's day win over Alabama will be long talked about. I, like millions of other football fans, watched the game on television and it sure looked as if Texas' quarterback, Alan Lowry, got away with a bit of "out of bounds" on his late fourth quarter romp which proved to be the winning score. Lowry, on a surprise bootleg play with just 4: 22 left in the game, scooted around left end and appeared to firmly plant one of his tootsies on the white stripe en route. The play covered 34 yards and gave Texas its 17-13 winning margin I watched the instant replay several times and each time Lowry's left foot appeared to touch forbidden territory. And don't you just know the Bear let you with a growl stout enough to startle all other bears out of their state of hibernation when he saw the replay? Kentucky's Sportsmen Look Toward Fishing Kentucky's sportsmen at this time are closing out some bunting ac- tivities and making ready for new adventures in the line of fishing. The season for dedicated squirrel hunter closed as of December 31 and the archery season for deer ended at the same time. However, the duck and goose season will run to January 20; the rabbit, quail and fur bearer season will continue through Jan. 31; and grouse season will continue to Feb. 28. Some of the best hunting is still to be had on a star•wide basis because there is less hunting pressure than at the beginning of the season. Also, in many places where undergrowth was so thick it was hard to see game, the weeds have been felled by the weather, making easier for both man and dog to work. The bleak, cold and rainy days are adding much to the hunting of waterfowl, due to the fact that both ducks and geese are more active under these conditions and will work better over decoys than on bright sunny days. Sportsmen may well find some of the year's top-notch hunting during the next few weeks. Winter is not only a hunting season but a time for the dedicated fisher- man to ply his skills in the harvest of both crappie and black bass. Crappie fishermen who will seek out the cover areas in many of the state's major lakes will find crappie around drift and debris in the heads of many of the lesser tributaries, or around old fallen trees and stickups. In the twin lakes of Kentucky and Barkley, crappie fishermen who have the "know-how" harvest slab-size crappie in the deep cover areas of stump beds. Black bass fishermen now are having good success in many of the major lakes by jigging live night- crawlers in the muddy waters, or jigging live minnows or dollflys in the murky waters. Other black bass anglers are casting the clear waters of those lakes with slow imoving bottom bouncors and harvesting many fine strings of black bass. So, for the hunter or fisherman there is still a lot of hunting to be had, and the fishing season is just beginning. Before going afield or afloat, sportsmen should be sure to have a valid hunting or fishing license. New 1973 licenses are available at the county court clerks offices and many of the sporting goods dealers, docks and bait' stores. Fordsville Drops 14th In Row Muhlenberg Central, proving it has little mercy on the hardwood, pounded hapless Fordsville Tuesday night by the unfriendly score of 108-51. The defeat was the 14th straight for the Trojans. The contest was decided in the first quarter when Muhlenberg, led by Danny Pentecost with 26 points, jumped out to a convincing 24-12 lead and were never threatened after that. The halftime score was 54-23. Pentecost was aided in the scoring department by Steve Harper with 20, Terry Bethel with 16 and Darrell Hocker with 11. Hobbs and Masterson had 10 each for Fordsville.