Ki­wa­nis to Dis­trib­ute $5,000 in Schol­ar­ships

The Covington News - - LOOKING BACK -

Bibb Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany’s soft­ball team of Por­terdale couldn’t par­lay a team of nine play­ers against a host-club Villa Nova team of Colum­bus and four “Home-Cook­ing” um­pires Mon­day night in the fi­nals of the State Soft­ball Tour­na­ment at Colum­bus.

The Por­terdale team lost both games of a dou­ble­header 2-1 and 2-0.

Por­terdale had beaten the same Villa Nova team on Fri­day night by a 2-0 score. The tour­ney was a dou­ble-elim­i­na­tion meet.

In the sec­ond game of the Mon­day fi­nals Blunt Pat­ter­son of Por­terdale had a no-hit­ter go­ing into the sixth frame.

A Villa Nova bat­ter reached first and stole sec­ond, then ad­vanced to third on an in­field out. He scored on a Por­terdale in­field bob­ble. Pat­ter­son hurled both games for Act­ing-Man­ager Billy Crow­ell’s team.

In the first game Mon­day he gave up four hits and in the fi­nal tilt he per­mit­ted only two safe blows.

The man­ager of the team in the reg­u­lar sea­son, James Pick­ett, was un­able to make the trip to Colum­bus due to his job com­mit­ments in At­lanta.

Por­terdale hung up three vic­to­ries on its way to the fi­nals of the Colum­bus tour­ney.

On Thurs­day night they downed the Bre­men team 4-1, on Fri­day they edged the de­fend­ing champs Villa Nova 2-0 and on Satur­day night the Bibb team took East Wyn­ton 3-1.

Three play­ers from Por­terdale made the All-State team and were pre­sented tro­phies af­ter the fi­nal game. Blunt Pat­ter­son, pitcher; Ron­nie Stevens, short­stop; and Tommy Van­diver, cen­ter­field, were cho­sen on the 10-man squad.

More than 3,000 fans saw the fi­nals on Mon­day Night.

Cov­ing­ton Ki­wa­nis Club, through the ex­panded 1965-66 schol­ar­ship pro­gram, will award some $5,000.00 in schol­ar­ships to seven stu­dents who re­cently grad­u­ated from New­ton County High School. The grants will be made at to­day’s (Thurs­day) Ki­wa­nis pro­gram at Le­gion Home at 1 o’clock.

The seven stu­dents who were named to re­ceive the money for the col­lege schol­ar­ships are Ed­mund Hack­ney, Johnny Mask, Linda Ivey, Carol Faye Hud­son, Dianne Holmes, Anita Walden and Diane Carter.

Chair­man of the Ki­wa­nis Ed­u­ca­tional Com­mit­tee is Ed Robin­son, and he will make the pre­sen­ta­tions at to­day’s meet­ing. Other mem­bers of the Ki­wa­nis Com­mit­tee are Lanier Hardman and T. Rucker Ginn.

Gree­ley El­lis, pres­i­dent of the Cov­ing­ton Ki­wa­nis Club, said that the amounts the in­di­vid­ual stu­dents will re­ceive will be an­nounced at the meet­ing to­day. He em­pha­sized that the stu­dents se­lected were be­ing given the schol­ar­ships based on achieve­ments and their po­ten­tial.

Cov­ing­ton Ki­wa­nis has an­nu­ally given $500.00 schol­ar­ship to only one stu­dent for a num­ber of years. This year the pro­gram has been ex­panded through the lo­cal club and gifts from per­sons who are in­ter­ested in fur­ther­ing the ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties of the youth of the county.

Mr. Robin­son will have charge of the pro­gram to­day at Ki­wa­nis. He said that ed­u­ca­tors and the lo­cal ed­u­ca­tional sys­tem will be spot­lighted at the meet­ing.

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