Eagles edge Bulldogs as relays records smashed

March 15-18, 1966 Four new records were set and two tied as the Goldthwaite Eagles edged the Brady Bulldogs, 123 to 120 and one-half, here Saturday in the 25th Annual Brady Relays. The Bulldogs were leading by one and one half points going into the final event, the mile relay, when the Eagles set a new record of 3:28.6 to take the event. Not listed as one of the four-team favorites before the meet, the Eagles slipped into the lead with points gained in the 180-yard low hurdles by taking second and fourth places to move ahead of Brady, 97-93.5. The Bulldogs regained the lead in the next event when Bobby Wade placed first in the 220-yard dash. The Bulldogs held their slim 1.5 lead throughout the mile run and Eagles’ new record in the mile relay sewed up the meet. Bobby Wade, named outstanding individual of the meet, ran the anchor lap on the 440- relay record breaking event, the 880 -yard relay and on the mile relay. Wade was clocked on his quarter at 50.1. In addition to those events, he placed first in the 220 yard dash. Despite the cool weather, records fell right and left. Kenneth Hollingshead of Goldthwaite tied the record in the high jump at 6’2″ set by Douglas Burgess of Woodson in 1965. The pole vault record of 12’6″ was tied by Sammy Rabb of Llano, originally set by Glen Fortner of Early. New records in the books were the sprint team from Early, Richard Davis, Don White, Glen Fortner and Billy Joe Thorp with a time of 3:38.7 which topped Winter’s 1965 time of 3:39.8. The Bulldogs beat their own record time in the 440-relay of 43.3 set by in 1962 by W. L. Mooring Ronnie Rodrique, Jimmy Bradshaw and Harry Bowden. Puddin’ Jones, Pat Elliott, R.L. Cary and Bobby Wade posted a time of 43.1 in the event. The meet ran perfectly all day by track starter, Fred Stallings, ex-Brady coach, now Superintendent of Miles ISD. Stallings has been the starter in 21 of the 25 annual meets in Brady. Coach K.Y. Owens was well pleased with the meet and with the showing the Bulldogs made. “With a minor change here and there we could have won the meet but then you have to lose some of the time. Things look pretty good for the Bulldogs, district wise,” said Owens. *** Eleven members of Bulldog band win UIL medals Eleven members of the Brady Bulldog Band attended, and won medals, at the UIL solo and ensemble contest at Howard Payne College in Brownwood last Saturday. They were accompanied by band director, James Mallow. Norma Faye Holloway won a medal in clarinet solo. In the small group contests, medals were won by Gayle Hubbard, Betzy Williams and Judy Bryson, flute trio; Sheryl Wall, Norma Faye Holloway, Christy Woody and Susan Evridge, clarinet quartet; Belinda Britteon, Ava Dahlberg, Janice Flanagin and Mary Evridge, cornet quartet. The Brady band members won 12 medals out of a possible 25. Approximately 1100 band students from Central Texas were present for the competition. *** Rochelle lists honor roll for fourth six weeks period The honor roll for the fourth six weeks’ period has been released by Principal Bill Spurgin. The fifth grade, with six on the honor roll, heads the list. All made grades of 90 or better. Listed on the honor roll are: Twelfth’Butch Lemke and Ronnie Mohr. Eleventh’Vicki Gamblin, Sue Hutchens and Linda Jeffreys. Tenth’Milly Adams. Eighth’Cheryl Kruckemeyer and Vicki McBee. Seventh’Ann Moseley and Kathy Turnell. Sixth’Marja Beakley, Dianne Harris, Janet Huffman, Janice Kruckemeyer and David Neal. Fifth’Tanya Cooper, Tinker Lemke, Donna Neal, Nita Page, Cathy Parks and Randy Thompson. Fourth’Sherry Smith. Third’Liane Jones, Mike Kilmer and Sherry Page. *** Melvin talent show well attended Proceeds of the Melvin talent show held last Saturday at the school auditorium amounted to $145.45 for the benefit of the McCulloch County Heart Fund. In the first division, Laurie Taliaferro and Caron Barnett won first place with a vocal duet; second place was won by Candy Cain with a piano solo, and third place went to Deborah Matthiesen with a vocal solo. Only one place was awarded in the second division with first place going to the sixth grade girls, singing group. In the third division, Tommy Wells won first with a piano solo; The Uke N 4 singing group won second and third place went to a group that performed a skit written by Royd Malmstrom. *** Mr. Breckenridge hurt pruning tree M.G. Breckenridge suffered a concussion and a broken right arm in a fall from a pecan tree at his home Monday afternoon. He was pruning a tree when he slipped and fell to the sidewalk below. In addition to his head and arm injuries, he had multiple contusions and abrasions.

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