Final Game is Won by Normal

April 10, 1912

Conway Log Cabin Democrat

CONWAY — Going after the with a determination not to allow the visitors to make a clean sweep of the series, the State Normal defeated Ouachita, 4 to 1, in the final contest at Hendrix park yesterday afternoon. The Pedagogues showed a remarkable reversal of form, playing an almost perfect game in the field and bunching their hits effectively. Landers pitched splendidly. While allowing more hits than Sammons, he kept them scattered in all except the eighth, when the visitors made their lone tally. The Ouachita infield was unsteady. H. Muse, their first-baseman, accumulated four errors.

Ouachita … 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 — 1 8 7

Normal …… 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 x — 4 5 2

Batteries — Normal, Landers and Sipe. Ouachita, Sammons and Easterline. Umpire — Parker.

The Ouachita team left this morning (April 11) for Russellville, where after two games with the Second District Agricultural School, they go to Cumberland and to Fayetteville to play the Razorbacks.

On account of the unsettled weather, Coach Nixon of the Normal canceled the games today (April 11) and tomorrow with Cumberland College. This team has been playing at Batesville and passed through Conway today on their way home.

Ouachita takes Second Game

April 8, 1912

Conway Log Cabin Democrat

CONWAY — In a contest marked by loose fielding and erratic pitching, Ouachita took the second game with the State Normal, 15 to 9. Neither Savage nor Ellis had any control, the former passing four and hitting three, while Ellis walked nine and “beaned” two. The visitors, however, outbatted the Normal team, and this accounts in the main for their victory. Savage’s wildness was responsible for five scores by the locals in the fifth, when he allowed but one hit.

The Normal team held their own until the eighth, when they blew up and five errors, two bases on balls and three hits were bunched for a total of eight runs. With the game stowed away, the visitors eased up again in the ninth, when a single, a base on balls and a triple resulted in three runs. Ellis showed the effects of his Saturday’s game and was easy for Ouachita, while Savage, barring his lack of control, mystified the Normal batsman. Landers’ catch of Sammons’ line drive to center was the redeeming feature of the game.

Hendrix Baseball Team Disbanded

Players are Disciplined

Champions of 1911 Cancel All Games and Will Not Play This Year

April 5, 1912

Conway Log Cabin Democrat

CONWAY — As a result of the failure of several players to meet the rigid requirements fixed by the faculty, the Hendrix College baseball team has been so badly “shot to pieces” that Coach W.O. Wilson today canceled all games on the Hendrix schedule and announced that the team had been disbanded for the year. Through this action, the team, which won the state collegiate championship last year, will not participate in a single game during 1912.

The announcement was received with the greatest regret by local fans. Coach Wilson stated that the team was already weak in the pitcher’s box and the failure of the players to qualify, left only one dependable twirler. The team was further weakened by the loss of catcher W.W. Parker, who decided several weeks ago not to play this year. In all, about five other regulars on the team were disqualified for failure to make the required grades or for other irregularities. The standard at Hendrix for participation in intercollegiate events of any kind is very severe, the requirements being a passing daily grade and examination grade on at least 10 hours of college work per week, besides a strict conformity to the discipline of the institution.

Coach Wilson today wired coach Miller of Ouachita of the disbanding of the team and has written the other colleges in the association to the same effect. Ouachita was scheduled to play here tomorrow and Saturday.

Coach R.L. Nixon of the State Normal, however, has arranged to play Ouachita here next Saturday and Monday and Tuesday of next week. He said today’s Saturday game will be played at Hendrix park.

Much sympathy is felt for Coach Wilson, who happened to the same misfortune last year, when in charge of the Normal team, at which time his men “fell down” and he was forced to cancel all of his games.

Line-Up of Elevens: Participants in the Coming Memphis-Little Rock Game

One of the most spirited contests ever seen on the gridiron is promised that day

November 12, 1899

Arkansas Gazette

LITTLE ROCK – What promises to be the most exciting and best played game on the gridiron that has taken place in this city for a number of years will be the game of football between the Christian Brothers College of Memphis and the Athletic Association team of this city. The game will be called at West End Park at 3:30 p.m. on next Thursday (November 16).

Hurlburt, who is coaching the Memphis team, is well-known athlete throughout the South, and is recognized as an authority on the pulse of the game. He is captain of the C.B.C. team, playing the position of left guard. This is the position he has held for some seasons on the crack team of the New Orleans Athletic Association. He is an all-around athlete and is to be feared, as he is not only a very heavy man (weighing around 245 pounds), but is quick and knows how to use his head to the advantage of his team. A man who has all of the requisites of a good coach as he has will most assuredly know who to place on his team and where to put them. This is a reason the C.B.C. team is expected to put up an extraordinarily good game. If they could play an 11 to 0 game last year without the assistance of a coach, it remains a foregone conclusion they are going to be heard from in the coming game. From the line-up just received from the manager of the Memphians , the two teams will weigh about the same with probably the advantage of the visiting team.

The line-up of the Memphians and Athletics are as follows:


  • Center – Arnold
  • Right Guard – Hurlburt
  • Left Guard – Smith
  • Right Tackle – McTighe
  • Left Tackle – Meyers
  • Right end – Thomas
  • Left End – Ainslo
  • Right Half Back – H. Bartee
  • Left Half Back – A. Bartee
  • Quarterback – Gamble
  • Full Back – Bergianio
  • C.B.C. Substitutes – Simms, Battier and Sullivan


  • Center – Rose
  • Right Guard – Lowry or Carmichael
  • Left Guard – McNeil
  • Right Tackle – Croxson
  • Left Tackle – Dixon or McGregor
  • Right End – Collins or Ford
  • Left End – Humphrey
  • Right Half Back – Steel or Connelly
  • Left Half Back – Counts
  • Quarterback – O’Hair
  • Full Back – Hutton
  • Athletic Substitutes – Gibson, Turkis, Thompson, Stout and Marre

Gossip of the Gridiron

The boys are putting in good work on the grounds at Fourteenth and Main every night.

The two-mile run every night is getting the boys lots of wind.

Steel has had a little trouble with his shape.

Rose is showing a decided improvement in his work at center.

Ford is running low and tackling hard.

McNeil is playing usual strong game at guard.

There is a big crowd every night to watch the boys practice under the rays of an electric arc.

McGregor is a hard and earnest player.

Croxson’s work can hardly be improved on at tackle.

Collins is practicing hard and making a good showing.

The colors of the C.B.C team are old gold and black.

The association will give a dance in honor of the players Thursday night.

O’Hair is passing ball nicely and is in every play.

Counts on interfering and running can hardly be improved on.

Admission to grounds and grand stand for game is 50 cents.

Just watch the bill boards and the posters for the game.