Izzy Aleman hit a two-run homer in the sixth for one of two homers and pitched a four-hitter to lift the Sherman Bearcats to a 5-1 victory over Norman, Okla. in the finals of the Ardmore Tournament winning the title. Aleman struck out six and walked three in seven innings in picking up his third victory in the tournament. Aleman, 6-1, drove in Kelly Butler, who had led off the sixth inning with a walk. Aleman’s other homer was a solo shot in the second inning.
COMPILED AND EDITED By Micaela Hoops
SIXTY YEARS AGO
March 17, 1954
Paul Beardsley’s search to develop fresh talent for Arena Theater productions at Austin College has reached into families of faculty members and come up with these young starlets who will make their stage debut by playing the role of fairies in "Midsummer Night’s Dream," one of the eight sketches in "Shakespeare on a Shoestring."
Sarah Caroline Moseley sits and laughs with the little players, who are: Beth Smith, Mary Dean Bedford, Lisabeth Rice, Sallie Spencer, Meg Smith, Jill Lubbers, Emily Bullock, Frances Cornette, Clorinda Flaccus, Elizabeth Ann Storey, Miss Barbara Jacob, Becky Bedford and Nancy Coleman. Miss Jacob is queen of the fairies.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 17, 1964
Fred Douglas High School track and tennis teams racked up victories over Denison last week.
The Panther track squad outscored host Denison. Sherman’s Robert Andrews led the Panthers winning the 220 yard dash and taking second in the 100 and broad jump.
Truman Chamberlain took first place one heat of the 100 yard dash event. Charles Neblett won one of the 440 yard dash events and Don Hubbard was second in another. Larry Boyd was second in the 220.
William Galbreath was second and O.H. Hubbard was third in the mile run. James Miller took first place I the 880 yard run and Bobby Turner was second.
Fred Douglas took the 880 and mile relay and came in second and third in the 440 relay.
Jerry Bowens took second in the high jump and third in the broad jump. O.H. Hubbard won the shot put.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 17, 1974
Maurice Hollis and Tina Parsons, students at Denison High were among 12 DHS students who participated in the third annual Texas Youth Freedom Forum sponsored by the American Citizenship Center of Oklahoma Christian College at the University of Texas at Arlington. More than 700 high school student leaders attended the forum.
Grayson County College will perform a one-act comedy, "The Cop and the Anthem" based on an O’Henry story. It is an initiation of the dinner theater in the drama department at the Silver Wings Club.
Patterned after dinner theatres in Dallas, the dinner will be catered, the Viking stage Band will play, and the Voyagers, the college singing group, will perform during dinner. Afterwards the play will begin.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 17, 1984
Izzy Aleman hit a two-run homer in the sixth for one of two homers and pitched a four-hitter to lift the Sherman Bearcats to a 5-1 victory over Norman, Okla. in the finals of the Ardmore Tournament winning the title.
Aleman struck out six and walked three in seven innings in picking up his third victory in the tournament. Aleman, 6-1, drove in Kelly Butler, who had led off the sixth inning with a walk. Aleman’s other homer was a solo shot in the second inning.
"I’m excited to win it," said Sherman coach Gary Benton. "We played real well. Had good pitching, good hitting and good defense."
Sherman had 10 hits, including Jim Buie, 2-for-4; Aleman, 2-for-3; and Ronney Benedict, 2-for-3. Phillip Robinson had a triple. Other hitters for Sherman were Kelly Butler, Scott Parnell and Robinson.
Sherman has 11 homers for the season, including Aleman who leads the team with four. Sherman had no errors in the championship game.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 17, 1994
STAFF PHOTO — Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has been a tradition in the United States for 257 ears, and from the looks of things folks will continue the wearing of the green, holding parties, marching in parades and looking for lucky 4-leaf shamrocks.
These Denison children keep tradition as they search for 4-leafers. Sitting in a pile of them are Lynley Nicholson, Christopher and Courtney Wilburn, and Danielle Nicholson. They are children of David and Maryjane Wilburn, Bill and Janice Nicholson.