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sboro Hurler No-Hitter inst Eagles up two wins and :week but the one defeat no-hitter dealt to the an 0wensboro High fresh- ly, a freshman at Hig.h, joined the OHS ad carved out the n rOUte to his second win was chalked up who came on in in relief of starter a pitching gem of his was forced to With one out in the a sore elbow. He seven men faced route. scoreboard in third when Tony ed with the bases second run the sixth. It came result of an Eagle error. only three Ohio managed to reach error in the first Picked off third on a play. Eddie Gillim one out in the sixth on the front end of a &apos;last chance came in the Seventh when Stevens lead off walk. Jolly personally handled Stevens by picking the runner off first base. The win was the 20th for Owensboro against 7 defeats. Ohio County journeyed to Breckinridge County last Tuesday afternoon and handed the Tigers a 3-2 loss behind the three-hit pitching of Phil McConnell. The Eagles picked up their three runs on just five hits. The first two came in the top of the first inning with the last crossing the plate in the fourth. The Tigers scored their lone marker in the bottom of the seventh. The Eagles entertained Cloverport last Friday at Oldham Park in Beaver Dam and came out 9-5 winners. The Aces jumped out in front by plating three runs in the top of the first. Ohio County cut the margin to two in their, bottom of the frame and exph)ded for five runs in the third to take a 6-3.lead. Cloverport picked up two in the fourth to cut Ohio County's advantage to only one. Coach David Leach's crew iced the contest in the bottom of the sixth by crossing the plate three times. tlouse was credited with the win, his fourth of the season. Brown was Ihe loser. Cloverport scored their five runs on six hits and committed five errors. The Eagles rapped seven safeties and were credited with one miscue. More Sports On Page 20 THE OHIO COUNTY TIMES, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, .  ,, ,/z 3 :mcbride I on sports I Thrills prompted by nostalgia and golfing friends threatening to discuss pride coursed through my being the column with their lawyers. Saturday afternoon when 130,000 Indeed, the game has prompted its racing fans stood and sang "My Old share of civil action and brings to Kentucky Home." mind an incident which happened to Accompanied by a precision high me several years ago. hool band, the famed music and The time was the early 1960's and lyrics by Stephen Foster permeated the place was a home we were buying historic Churchill Downs as 16 proud in the south section of Owensboro. Our and beautiful thoroughbreds left the property and the Owensboro Country paddock area and paraded before Club were separated only by a packed stands, railroad track and the wild shots of The television presentation was players often afforded me with a good only a wisp of what actually being supply of golf balls. there would have been but the many On this particular Saturday mor- cameras positioned at strategic ning my scheduled called not for points did a presentable job in con- playing golf but cutting the back yard veying the pageantry, drama and grass. Prior to starting the chore I excitement of the event, decided on a cup of coffee and while in It was Kentucky Derby the process of preparing the brew I time...probably the most exciting two bumped my head on a kitchen minutes in all of sports, cabinet. The turnout, the largest in the The bump resulted in a small knot, history of the world's most spec- a small cut and a few drops of blood lacular horse race, was made up of After slamming the door, uttering a persons from throughout the United few choice words and downing the Slates and the world, coffee I proceeded to the yard and Most came to see the cream of the cranked up the mower. three-year-old thoroughbred crop do While going about the arduous task battle in the run for the roses but I heard an object come whistling countless thousands made the trip for through a tree and instinctively another reason, covered my head in a gesture of They went to Churchill Downs not protection. ..... to wager money on the horse of their A second or two later a new golf ball choice or to see the field of speedsters fell within the confines of our little thunder around the magnificent oval. domain. A few seconds after that a Gary Raymond Signs These were the people who attended large and hostile looking golfer the Kentucky Derby in hopes of ab- bounded across the tracks, came to sorbing all they could of the elec- my lense and inquired if a ball had tricaily-charged atmosphere...to made its way into the yard. Play With Union 00'o00witnessthep°mpandcerem°nY"MY Kentucky .... to Knowing that my supply of balls ".tz. It,s,TQ']l Old Home." was getting low and feeling that a The majority of the crowd no doubt potentially-dangerous ball zipping was from Kentucky but you didn't onto my property made the object Gary M. Raymond has been and six assists as a freshman before have to be a Kentuckian to get caught mine, I told a little white lie and an- signed to a basketball scholarship at transferring to Union. He is expected up in the splendor of all that hap- swered the gentleman with a deter- Union University. Io be a starter, pened, mined ",m." Raymond, a 6 ft., 165 pound guard, Head Basketball Coach Jim Sire- A friend from Ohio once told me "Look, boy, I hit the ball in this went to the Bulldog camp from mons had several comments about that standing among that mass of direction and I'm pretty sure it hit in Western Kentucky University where Raymond's ability and whit he could humanity and joining in the singing of your yard," he demanded. he played on the freshman team. do at UU: our state song was like no other thrill Having already committed myself At Ohio County High School under he had experienced. His reaction is with the untruth, I stuck with the Ralph Underhill, Raymond earned "He is a flashy type guard that you readily understandable, denial. He was equally insistent. All-State honors as a junior and a could compare to David Marsh-- Kentucky is a proud state and filled Suddenly feeling the pain from my senior. His team was the runnerup in quick hands and feet and causes with proud people. Many outsiders encounter with the kitchen cabinet, the 1969 Kentucky State Tournament, things to happen on defense. Gary's attempt to grab off a slice of that my evil little mind went into over- and he was a member of the All- strongest points are leading fast- enviable condition and use the drive and concocted a plan that Tourney team as a sophomore and a break situations and getting the ball Kentucky Derby as the pie source, hopefully would settle the issue. senior, to the open man. He is a good enough Many outsiders look at Kentucky as In a grand manner of defiance I As a senior, Gary averaged 25 outside shooter to make the defense a state rich in tradition and they see walked to that iense and came e]/eball points and seven rebounds a game. He play him "honest, but he will no, be ...... our pgople rich in their assoeiatioff tO eyeCtall with 'th lousy-gho0tlng still holds the single game scoring of counted on as an offensive scorer:ire ......... with the Commonwealth. They want duffer. 43 points at Ohio County. Other high can be exceptionally good in our one- to share in that richness. "You're right," I said, "you're golf school honors include selection as guard offense. He can give the good The 1972 Kentucky Derby is history, ball did come into my yard and it MVPand Best Free Throw Shooter as guard leadership necessary-- The grand and gallant horses per- struck me on the forehead." a senior, something lacking on the 71-72 formed well on their stage of corn- I pointed to the fresh injury on the Raymond was a highly sought-after squad." petition and the winner collected his dome and demanded the name of his guard in Kentucky. He cast his lot Gary is the son of Mr. and Mrs. rightful dues. attorney. with WKU and averaged ten points Herman Raymond. Much. however, was left when the The man's eyes shot from mine to roar ofthecrowd subsided...when the the knot and back to mine. His thundering of the hoofs stopped...and complexion turned from an angered when the magic strains of "My Old red to a shook up yellow. Kentucky Home" faded in the In a very concerned voice he asked distance, to see the ball in question. I produced Left was the new-found excitement the ball...a shiny, new Wilson, and and love many outsiders acquired held it forth for his inspection. during their visit to our state. They Breaking into a sick grin the man went home with much more than the hurriedly exclaimed he hit a another simple remembrance of a horse race. brand and that the ball I held surely A Good Revenue-Maker They went home with a little bit of belonged to another olfer. He gladly Kentucky rubbed into their existance dropped the subject and bounded Three-apartment house for sale. All apartments and that ain't bad rubbing, back across the tracks. ...... I smiled a big smile and impishly rented. Located on McCreary Court in Hartford. Last week we discussed our golf hoped the knot would remain on my Call for appointment, game and the effort did absolutely head until the grass-cutting job was nothing to improve the game of completed. A guy could get a lot of Like To Get Out00,0000j)'hout Going Too Eagle°there It did,/.,, li'h°wever' resultLosein foUrTogOlfcatholicballs that way. High Far? Nice home w, .SVJacres. The privacy of country living. "°'s ere Ohio County's linksmen dropped a Bill and Ed Wagner recorded 45s for rooms, big trees. 223-274 golf match to Owensboro the Aces. A Good Summer .P00ee! Catholic Friday at the Ohio County Mark Givins led the Eagles with a Country Club. 46. John Shrewsbury posted a 47: 30 acres on Goshen Boa O..d,-l'n0 house. 800-foot frontage on the The Aces were led by David Wirth Other county scores included John who toured the par 34 course in 42 to Smithson with a 50, Paul Hanson with Goshen Road. take medalist honors. Bill Booth and 62, and Bobby Henry with 69. 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