Kiwanis to Distribute $5,000 in Scholarships
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.