Kennedy represented Suffolk well

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Well, John F. Kennedy was nosed out in the big one, but there’s a good chance the Wolverines will be back next year for another crack at the AA basketball championship.

“We’re sure hoping to be back,” said Kennedy coach Spencer Mayfield after Saturday’s 82-78 loss to Culpeper in the AA finals at University Hall, Charlottesville.

The Wolverines, who finished with a 19-4 seasons, lost only one front-line player, Clifton Boone.

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Bridge results are announced

Mrs. C. D. Runnels and Mrs. J. C. west, playing north-south, and Harry Westnedge and Mrs, Gerry Zekert, playing east-west, were first place winners in the weekly Duplicate Bridge Tournament played at the Birdsong Recreation Center

Second winners, playing north-south, were Brad Scher and Mrs. J. H. Winstead and third, Edwin Westnedge and Mrs. Henry Johnson. East nwest second place winners were Mrs. Genevieve Holloman and Mrs. Ann Wilroy and third place was tied by Fletcher Beadles, Dr. E. C. Nettles, and George Kozak and Jimmy Lee.

Would balance ticket: Dalton

State Sen. John N. Dalton, contending that he would add geographical balance to a Republican ticket headed by former Democratic governor Mills E. Godwin Jr., announced that he is a candidate for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor.

Dalton is the third candidate to announce for the nomination. Stae Sen. JosephCanada of Virginia Beach and Del. Herbert Morgan of Alexandria announced earlier.

Garden Gates gardeners to hear nursery speaker

Mrs. Cora Twiford of Coleman’s Nursery will present the ptogram at a meeting of the Garden Gate Garden Club in the Bennett’s Creek Rescue Squad building.

Hostess will be Mrs. J. W. Booth III. Flower arrangement judges will be Mrs. S.B. Chapman, Mrs. D.K. DeArment and Mrs. Twiford.

Sorority taps Miss Ferguson

Lydia Ferguson of Suffolk has been tapped for membership in the Peace College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, junior college academic honor society.

Miss Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Ferguson of 712 Jones St., is a sophomore at the Raleigh junior college for women.

To be elected to Phi Theta Kappa at Peace, a student must maintain at least a 3.0 average, rank in the scholastic upper 10% of the student body and exhibit qualities of good citizenship.

Sloan speaker at the March meeting of the Sports Club

Norman Sloan, coach of North Carolina State’s No. 2 ranked basketball team, will be the principal speaker at the March meeting of the Suffolk Sports Club.

Sloan’s team played Maryland Saturday night at Greensboro, N.C. for the ACC championship. It went into the game with 26-0 record, after a win over Virginia in the semi-finals Friday night.

Sloan is no stranger to Suffolk, having conducted a basketball clinic at the Birdsong Recreation Center, and been a previous participant in the Sports Club banquet as a speaker. Early last year he was named ACC coach of the year.