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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 99 THURSDAY, JANUARY 12,1978 &L gar Cage Teams At Martinsburg Tonight In Big Cage Show SPORTS .By NEWS and VIEWS MAX BROWN AND BRONCOS: Those folks who e Saturday night fever on Sunday should be happy to know that the p game between Dallas t start until 5:00 p.m., so they . fit and ready and their headaches gone we hope. The halftime show will themes from "Rocky" and "Star with the most interesting individual the between the Dallas Cowgirls for the attention of cameramen. We would say that like the Cowboys, will prove ss of the league. RAMS: That is the big game set night when a former local boy, and his Fairmont Falcons basketball be on display at the Shepherd College m against Coach Bob Starkey's cagers. Carr, who starred for the Cougars is certain to attract a local supporters. Tip off time P.m. and you had better buy your early for this one. SCHEDULE: Jefferson Cougars will be on the next four contests before returning floor on January 24th to take on Hedgesville Eagles before the fans. The Cougars will be facing a saw tonight, Thursday, as they invade of their arch rival Martinsburg High 'Dave Rogers has come up with one of ever at the Orange and Black this will be an acid test for Tim crew. On January 14th, Brinkley and journey to Harrisonburg, Va., for Blue Streaks and on January 17th into Warrenton, Va., for a return with the Fauquier High cagers. On traveling party will face at Falls Chu'ch, and that, we to tell you, is a real back-breaking SChedule, all games on foreign courts. for any high school basketball Golf Magazine American golf team each year. This is the 14th annual one for the thought ft might be interesting to so we'll pass it along just in case about it or someone told you about the year, and we suppose captain of is Tom Watson. He is also the team. Other members are Hale ! woods; Tom Weiskopf, long irons; middle irons; Hubert Green, Player, sand play; Jack shots, and Ben Crenshaw, a right fair line-up in anybody's would say. TO WVU99. According to Mark Washington "lost, a few days ago, in the college coaching former Mountaineer star Gale the very successful coach at of Cincinnati, wants to return to and is supposed to be the job now held by Joedy Gard- Junior High Cage ue Winning Ways In the final game of the tripleheader Coach Harry and 9th graders crushed four ! Harpers Ferry to the tune of 56- 35 with Ernie Hester and Bruce Smith collecting 20 and 11 points respectively to lead the Panther scoring attack. On January 4 the Charles Town Junior High 8th and h grade teams went into action again and both chalked up their fom:th consecutive victory without a defeat. In the opener of the pair of games, Coach Meredith Polen's Panther 8th graders rolled to a most decisive 69-11 victory over the Maryland School for the Deaf. Roy Benjami n led the scoring for Charles Town with 14 points, while Bill Smith had I0. The victory was the th for Coach Meredith Polen's 8th t/ Battle Should Provide Some Insight As To Where Sectional Championship May Wind Up Although the 1977-78 schoolboy basketball season is still in its early stages, Jefferson and Berkeley County cage fans will probably be provided tonight, Thursday, an insight as to what to expect in early March when the post-season Class-AAA sectional tournament is staged, as the Martinsburg High Bulldogs and the Jefferson High Cougars will square off in a big game in the Martinsburg High fieldhouse. The doubleheader attraction, which will feature the Jayvee teams of the two schools in the first game at 6:30 p.m., is ex- pected to draw a capacity crowd to the 2,200 seat capacity fieldhouse. , And while the weather outside will be down to near zero, inside the fieldhouse, both the Cougars and Bulldogs will be going all out to make it hot on the courts. The Bulldogs, rated No. 8 in West Virginia schoolboy cage circles, and the Cougars rated No. 14 in the same standings, always draws a big crowd every time they meet, and tonight will not he any exception. The Cougars, who do not have any single outstanding stars, and not too much height or ex- perience this season, have been somewhat a surprise in the early season battles, having rolled up a 4-1 record going into tonight's battle. Their only loss was to Class-AAA Thomas Johnson High of Frederick, Md. The Bulldogs, with a host of seven veterans back from last season's Regional Cham- pionship team, scored easy victories in their first two Tri- State League games and they will be tough to handle, i While the Cougars do not have Wildcats of Williamsport. And the final result was a 47-21 defeat any super stars as has been the i case in the past, they have been by the Wildcats. The Cougars won only three of the 12 matches, with John graders over a tttree year span. DeRhonda winning in the 121- In the second game, Coach Harry Barker's 9th grade Panthers edged Loudoun Valley by a 32-27 score. Bruce Smith, who plays for both the 8th and 9th grade teams, rolled in 16 points to lead the Panthers to the victory. Smith, who stands at 6-3, is a half-brother of big Joe Carr, former Jefferson High cage star. In the past three seasons, Barker's teams have compiled a record of 34 wins as against only four defeats. Barker and Polen have a combined record of 72 wins and only 7 defeats over a' getting balanced scoring from some four and five players, with [ Mike Gibson, being one of the top [ leading scorers in the section. ] The Bulldogs have three I starters among the top scorers in the section and area, one of them the No. 1 returning veteran on the Bulldog squad, Don i Bullett, who stands 6-4. Keith Brooks, an outstanding and i veteran passer and defensive player, who also gets his share of points; and Mark Hull, another veteran of last season's squad. And with these veteran regulars, Coach Dave Rogers has been getting a lot of service out of Girls Gymnastics Classes. To ln At Zion Parish House Gymnastic classes for girls will be held again this Winter at the Episcopal Parish House at I Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town and they will be I held each Monday and Thursday nights from January 16 through March 9. On Monday nights it will be the girls beginners c;asses from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. with enrollment being limited to 15. The cost will be $10,00. Also on Monday nights there will be Women's Exercise classes from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at a cost of $10.00 per person. On Thursday's there will also be a girls beginning class from such boys as Kent McKinney, 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at a cost of Craig Parker, Bill Harman and $10.00 per girl with a limit of 15 Dick Manor. A couple of back- enrolled. Also from 7:30 to 8:30 ups who have also been showing  there will be an intermediate well in the early season play are I class limited to 15 girls at a cost Randy Fulk, a 6-3 junior and! of $10.00 per person. Bayliss Green, a 6-ft. guard, i - After this big game, ,.00lCougar Matmen Cougars will travel to Harrisonburg, Va., to meet Finished Fifth another tough foe Saturday night in the Harrisonburg High gym. Harrisonburg is rated as ene of Frankfort Meet the top teams in ,,"sat area of Virginia. The Jefferson Hi[[h matmen Then on Tuesday night, the who had hoped to make a good Cougars will travel to Fauquier showing in the Frankfort County, Va., for a return game quadrangular meet staged Jeffer, on Matmen Saturday, January 7, finished fourth in the four-team meet, Drop 0he-sided scoring only 64 points. The Golden Tornadoes of Match To Wildcab Keyser High won tbe meet with 135 points, while Petersburg was The Jefferson High wrestling second with 94, and Frankfort team, which had been showing third with 85. improvement with each match, John DeRhonda, in the 199- ran into an always tough foe pound class; Steve Brasch, 167- Wednesday evening, January 4, pound class, and Carl Cooper, in when they invaded William- the 132-pound class, won the only sport, Md., to tangle with the victories for the Cougars. All went undefeated in all three pound class and Earl Cooper in the 134-pound class, and Robert Carey winning by a pin in the 187-pound division. Ken Staubs, of the Cougars, was winning his match with Williamsport's Mike Myers in the third period when Myers reversed the trend and pinned Staubs. In the opening match, John Shirey, 98-pounder, lost a 23-10 decision to Chuck Martin; the Cougars gave the Wildcats a forfeit in the 105 class; Dave Wilhelm lost by a pin to Jim Collins in the 114-pound class; rounds of the meet. Cooper is now 7-I on the season and Brasch shows a 4-I mark. Although Robert Carey lost two of his three matches Saturday, the 185-pound Cougar [wrestler is still 9-3 overall even !though he has been wrestling in a class above his actual weight. pond class ;- Jim Waxman lost by a pin in the 128-pound class; Earl Cooper then won; and Ken Staubs lost by a decision in 2:50 minutes; Mark Bennett lost in the 147-pound class; Bill Walls dropped a decision in the 157- pound class; Steve Brasch lost by a decision in the t68-pound class; Carey, of Jefferson then pinned Dale Myers in 1:29 and Barry Davidson lost by a pin in Potomac Little League Baseball has been in operation in Jefferson County now for 25 years and recently the league received a 25th anniversary certificate from the National Little League. And in the above picture officers of the league are shown with the Silver An- niversary Charter. They are, left to right -- Susie Buracker secretary-treasurer; "Peanut" Wyndham, pas-president; Mickey Johnson, president; and Ed Wheeler, vice-president. The league has teams representing most sections of Jefferson County including the Shepherdstown, Shenandoah Junction, Leetown, Harpers Ferry and Millville areas. Charles Town and Ranson, which operate under a separate league known as the Jefferson Little Baseball League, are not included in the Potomac League. More than 300 young boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 15 participate annually in league play and some 50 adult volun- teers help direct the league activities.  .. To mark this Silver An- niversary the Potomac League will have a special "opening day" game on Saturday, April 29, at the central field located on the site of the former County Landfill. This field, constructed ,through the efforts of the Jef- ferson County Parks and Recreation Commission, will be officially dedicated on this .af- ternoon and several prominent West Virginia legislators have been invited to participate in the ceremonies. three-year span. then DeRhonda won the 121- the unlimited weight class. As mentioned, the Potomac I.e.ague, which is chartered by Little League, Inc., has not in the Wrestling Program Underway Chades Town Juniorl thepaSt included youogCharles Town andpepleRansonfrm area as that community has its High For Second Year; 26 Boys Are Participating baseball program. However, recently there have been discussions between of- ficiaLs of both leagues con- cerning the possibility of combined play in the 13 to 15 age bracket in 1978. A decision on ,m Potomac Little Leap Receives 25th Annivenapj Charter; Event Will Be Marked At Leape Opening Apdl 29 #4 New League Diamond At Leebwn Park this play will be made in February, Johnson stated. Jeffrey E. Jenkins Enlists In Air Force Jeffrey E. Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Jenkins, Jr., enlisted in the U.S. Air Force's Delayed Enlistment Program, according to SSgt. Leon A. Johnson, Air Force Recruiter, Frederick, Md. Jeffrey, a graduate of Jef- ferson High School, is scheduled for enlistment in the Regular Air Force on Feb. 22. Upon graduation from the Air Force's six-week basic training course, he is scheduled to receive technical training in the Ad- ministrative Aptitude Area. He will be earning credits toward an associate degree in applied sciences through the Community College of the Air Force while attending basic and For the second Straight year a wrestling program is being conducted at Charles Town Junior High School, under the direction of Ronald "Jim" Smith, as head coach and Rick Newman as his assistant. Both were outstanding wrestlers on the Jefferson High wrestling team. To date, some 26 boys are participating with practice sessions being held at least twice weekly on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and sometimes three afternoons a week. The boys work out from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Smith and Newman are non-paid coaches, having organized and directed the program solely for the purpose of promoting interest in wrestling on a Junior High level in the county. The program is strictly on an all-volunteer basis, since the school did not have funds available to assist the boys wrestle and it is strictly on an intramural basis, with the squad being divided into three size classes -- small, medium and large, for competitive purposes. Smith said he and Newman had hoped this year to be able to schedule some matches with other junior high schools in the area that have a wrestling program, but lack of funds does not permit this for this season. The program will be carried on until the latter part of January and Smith said he is very encouraged by the interest displayed not only by the , participating boys, but by the support the program has been given by the parents of the youngsters. Members of the squad as shown above, are: front ,row, left to right -- William Curry, Blair Breeden, Charles Dozier, Brian Jones, Mike Gunoe, John Flowers, Keith Potter and Eddie Haupt. Second row, left to right-- Assistant Coach, Rick Newman; Roger Wood, Karl Boyd, Curtis Hardy, Ricky Fritts, Claude Brown, Lawrence Johnson and Head Coach, Ronald "Jim" Smith. Back row, left to right-- Billy Feagans, Tom Thompson, Joseph Gatewood, Ralph Dinges, Clarence Kidwell, David Espinosa, and David Dailey. Other members of the squad not present for the picture, are: Mike Smith, Troy McDaniel, Mark Scott, Randy Cook and Jessie Hamock. (Photo by William Harner) other Air Force technical training schools. ONE MINUTE $POlT$ QUIZ 1. Who was named AL and NL managers of the Year? 2. James Harris plays pro football for what team? 3. Who won the Pensacola Open g01f tournament? 4. What horse races did Seattle Slew win for the Trip- ple Crown? 5. What years did Joe Louis hold the heavyweight boxing title? 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