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PAGE 6 Thursday, March 11, 1976 THE TUSKEGEE NEWS TENNIS TEAM -- Tuskegee Institute girls' tennis team members are, fromleft standing, Doren Logan, Sharon Jones, Laura Johnson, Vanessa Bellamy, Jackie Butler, Jackie tiolloway and Cheryl Jackson. Kneeling is Phillip Lavender, advisor. Not shown is member Adrienne Cbarltow With spring football train- ing two weeks off, Tuskegee Institute football Coach Hay- wood Scissum will get his first break from his recruit- ment Scissum, who is in the last couple of years has found himself in all sections of the country seeking top notch football players, giving up the old tradition of just recruiting in the southern region of the country. "And while recruiters from the larger institutions may have more financial assis- tance to offer a young athlete, we have one offer that is second to none, and that is the illustrious history past and present of Tuske- gee Institute in both academics and athletics," the coach said. With that Scissum has to this point signed 27 football players for the 1976 season: Michael Alston, DT (All WPIL), 6'4", 265, Aliquippa, Pa.; Mitchell Campbell DE, 6T', 215, Detroit; Carolos Clark, DT (All-City), 6'2", 230, Huntsville; Stanley Cotton, OG, 6'0", 225, Mont- gomery; Charlie Craige, DT, fiT', 270, Mobile; Michael I I II I Crayton, RB (All-County), 5'10", 180, South Macon; Gregory Dawson, QB, 6'0", 180, Birmingham; Fritz Florence, DB, 6'2", 190, Phenix City; Rayfield, Macon Academy has 2 all-stars Macon Academy is represented on football and basketball all-star teams for Friday's Alabama Private School Athletic Association games at Fort Dale Acad- emy in Greenville. Les Hayes was picked from Macon for the North all-star football team. Robert Rutherford was picked for the basketball team. The girls' basketball game is set for 2 p.m., followed at 3:30 by the boys' game. The football game will start at 7:30. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students. Rutherford averaged around 18 points a game for the Knights. Hayes is a 165-pound guard who helped his teammates into the state playoffs. Foster, DB (All-County), 6'2", 198, Sylacauga; Charles Grant, RB (All-County), 6'0", 190, Tuskegee; Sylvester Hawkins, WR (All-County), 5'11', 180, Birmingham; Woodrow Huggins, RB (All State), 5'9", 190, Monticello, Fla.; Toney Jackson, DE, 6'4", 220, Linden; Vincent James, QB (All State), 6'10% 170, Cartersville, Ga.; Michael Johnson, DE, 6'3", 250, Detroit; Ronnie John- son, LB, 6'4", 215, Hunts- ville; Tyrone Kelley, LB (All County), 6'0" 205, South Macon; Michael Marable, Og, 5'11', 210, Birmingham; Antonio McCoy, DT, 6'4", 230, Phenix City; Curtis Morgan, RB (All County), 5'5", 160, Notasulga; Michael Parks, LB (All State), 6'2", 210, Detroit; Marcellus Patterson, TE, 6'2", 205, Detroit; Sylvester Price, WR, 6'31/2% 190, Aliquippa, Pa.; Bruce R~.ndolph, RB (All Conference), 6'0", 200, Live Oaks, Fla.; Leonard Sanders, 0T (All State), 6'3", 230, Pittsburgh; Elmer Sherman, TE, 6'3", 220, Gainesville, Fla.; Charles Yancey, DE, 6'2", 210, Pitts- burgh. While Alabama A&M University was becoming the fifth basketball team in The Tuskegee Recreation Department has announced its scheduled events for March. March 12: art class, ages 8 to 12. March 15: Art class, ages 13 to 17; karate class; African dance. March 16: Billiard class; chess class. March 17: Art class, Adults; Barbara Danner, instructor; karat~ class; African dance. March 19: Art class, ages 8 to 12; children birthday parly, Abbott Park, 4-5, ages 4 to 12, Elese Daniel, coordinator. March 22: Art class, ages 13 to 17; karate class; African dance. March 23: Billiard class; chess class. March 24: Art class, adults; karate class; African dance. March 26: Senior Citizen Party, Abbott Park, 2-4, Elese Daniel, coordinator; Art class, ages 8 to 12. March 29: Art class, ages 13 to 17; karate class; African dance. March 30: Billiard class; chess class. March 31: Art class, adults; karate class; African dance. Tiger netters beaten, 6-3 Huntingdon College defeated Tuskegee hsd- tute's tennis team Thursday, 6-3. Tennis Club meets tonight The Tuskegee Tennis Club will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight at 8 o'clock in room 100 of the Tuskegee Holiday Inn. The 1976 ranking for the Tennis Club: William King, 1st place; Melvin Miller, 2nd place; Dr. S. Settler, 3rd place; Andrew Johnson, 4th place; David Cabiness, 5th place; Earl Dixon, 6th place; Kenneth Miller, 7th place; William Harvey, 8th place; Louis Maxwell, 9th place; Steve Brooks, 10th place; Jock Smith, 11th place; James Henderson, 12th place. SIAC history to win the tournament two consective years, and Tuskegee Insti- tute's cager coach, Charles Thompson, was attending state high school and junior college basketball tourna- ments recruiting for next year, the presence of Tuskegee Institute at the 43rd annual SIAC basketball tournament was nonetheless strongly felt as both Coach Ross C. Owens and William Hardwick Jr. were on the SIAC tournament commit- tee with Owens the tourna- ment chairman. The tournament was the 43rd to be held and the first hsted by Alabama A&M University. Tuskegee Insti- tute, the first SIAC tourna- ment winner back in 1934, was not present among the top eight basketball teams from both divisions of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference that met in the Thomas M. Elmore Health and Science Center this past weekend, where 8,000 A&M fans cheered their bulldogs to a victory over Fisk 79-71. Miles College won the consolation game, 78-75 over Alabama State and the first SIAC women's basketball championship was played, Savannah State defeated Fort Valley for the crown 84-70. Following the games SIAC president H.B. Thompson said that when he went in as president this year, he told the other members "we've got to preserve the SIAC because what they've done (HCAA) has placed all the black college teams in one region, the southern league, now if we phase out all these conferences where are we going to go, so we've got to save the SIAC." Thompson is athletic director at Fisk University and the Institute's Thompson. 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