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B SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE JANUARY 13, 1966 SECTION---B --- SPORTS SECTION --- DON RENTCH --- SPORTS EDITOR rE LOCAL COVERAGE - SCORES - PICTURES NEWS VIEWS BY MAX BROWN ANOTHER FINE TEAM JORDAN came up with a top-notch basketball team last year at Charles Town High School and from all early indications, he is headed in that direction again this year. As this was being put in type Wednesday morning, Jordan's 1965-66 Pm)le Panthers were rolling along in high gear again, towards another fine year on the hardwoods. They have racked up seven victor- ies against a lone setback while treating over- flow crowds to an exciting and in- teresting brand of the indoor sport. The present edition of Panthers does not have a lot of heighth but some excellent shooting, plus good floor work have local fans talking about them and their fine record at BILL JORDAN this stage of the campaig n. ........... SUCH HARDY year-round golfers as Bill Benton, Dr. Bill At Hooper, Connie Hamman and a few others, are plans to journey to Charlotte, N. C., a few days of the Southern Conference basketball tournament the part of February and get in a few days of golf at one popular Southelm Courses.. LEAVtTT, along with head maintenance man Dick has a group of workmen busy putting fronts on the seats in the grandstand at Shenandoah Downs, a much improvement which is bound to meet the approval ae fans. Bob also plans to air-condition the new mezzanine in the big grandstand before the spring meet opens 18.. ......w*... SHOCKEY, the Martinsburg boy who made good in the TO vEconomicallyvAutomaticallYvContinuously Reynolds Softstream Fully-Automatic Water Softener will give you all the soft water you need at rock-bottom cost. Now your entire family can enjoy the luxury of continuous soft water, without the chore of regenerating manually, for far less than you would expect to pay. You really can't afford to be without 1oft water, when you can buy a Reynolds Soft- stream Fully-Automatlc Water Softener. Investigate--No obligatio~l We are equipped to anMyze your water supply FREE of charge. "nONE 725-7021 -- CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. SHEPHERDSTOWN - PHONE 876-2901 )n Hedg :ville Ferry Goes To St. Joe BY DON RENTCH It's just about the halfway mark for most of the section's schoolboy basketball teams. And first half play has been good to some teams and almost disaster- ous for others, and only three teams in the entire area are still boasting undefeated records. Only North Hagerstown, Williamsport, Md., and Handley High of Win- chester can show perfect records. Ten other schools have met de- feat only once, and one of them is the Charles Town High Pan- thers. The Panthers will be playing Friday and next Tuesday foes which they have already defeated once this season, so they could improve on their already fine 7-1 record Of to date. The Panthers will ravel to Bru- nswick, Md. Friday night for a return game with a team which they easily defeated by a 67-44 score in Charles Town on Dec. 21. In thatgame eight Charles Town players figured in the rout of the Marylanders. This will be one of the Friday night headliners in sectional cage action. Another Friday night battle which is expected to draw a cap- acity crowd, is the one to be waged on the St. Joseph's Cat- holic High floor in Martinsburg between the still winless Harpers Ferry High Tigers and the fine and only once defeated St. Jose- ph's team. This will be the first of two meetings this sason be- tween the two teams, and by all odds the St. Joe boys should not have too much trouble taking care of the Tigers. BIG SECTIONAL BATTLE There will also be a big sec- tional battle taking place in Shep herdstown Friday night between the Shepherdstown High Card-: inals and the Hedgesville High Eagles. The Cardinals broke a five-game losing streak last Fri- day night by beating the Harpers Ferry Tigers and this will be their first time out since that win. Hedgesville with a 5-1 mark and a much taller and more exper :ienced ball club, is expected to put the Cardinals back on the los- ing track again in this one. In other Friday night action which will hold sectional and area Midget Basketball League Standing Of Teams Team W. ~ Celtics 7 Packers 5 ~ Lakers 3 Royals 1 7 --IN-- SCHEDULE OF GAMES JANUARY 15 Packers vs Lakers Royals vs Celtics JANUARY 22 Celtics vs Royals Lakers vs Packers ---O-- Action was resumed in Charles Town Midget League play Wed- nesday evening, Jan. 5 by all four teams in the league, and the Pack ers pulled the first surprise of the New Year by knocking off the league-leading Celtics by a 20-16 NORMAN E. KISNER Insurance Consultant Fairfax Bldg.-Phone 725-5814 West Liberty Street CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. i iATIONWIDE= ~Lm MUTUAl. INSURANCE COMPANY II b,..~'~.db MUTUAl. FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY | |-,~ewr UFE INSURANCE COMPANY][ Nome Office'. Columbus. Ohio interest, the Musselman High cagers will travel to Williamsport to tangle with the still undefeated Marylanders and this should be another victory for the Billport- ers. Also Friday night the Mar- tinsburg High cagers who are still looking for their first victory in six games, will be hosting the Westminster Owls. Two other fine teams in Berk- i eley Springs and Clear Spring, Md., will be meeting Friday night on the Clear Spring floor and this should be a real donnybrook since both teams have fine records. Both the Indians and Clear Spring now has a 6-2 records. The Shepherd College Rams will also be playing on their home floor Friday night, hosting the Wheeling College team which de feated them 77-68 in Wheeling in December. In that game the Rams got off to a fine start, but falter- ed in the stretch to lose. SHEPHERD AT HOME Shepherd College will also have the entire sectional cage spotlight Saturday night when they play host to Bridgewater College of Bridgewater, Va. Also Saturday night for those who do not travel to Shepherds- town for the Shepherd game, there will be basketball on radio with the Penn State and WVU game in Morgantown to be broad cast over radio Station WEPM, in Charles Town's Ernie Jones Moves Up In Scoring Race ERNIE JONES While there are many reasons why the Charles Town High Pan- thers are currently one of the leading high school cage teams in the section and area this season, one of the major ones is the shoot ing and rebounding of Ernie Jones, veteran Panther baekcourt man. Jones, who was one of the top scorers in the section and THURSDAY, JAN. 13 Frederick County At Charles Town Jr. High Musselman at Martinsburg South Jr. High. FRIDAY, JAN. 14 Charles Town at Brunswick Harpers Ferry at St. Joseph's Martinsburg Hedgesville at Shepherdstown Westminster at Martinsburg Musselman at Wiiliamsport Berkeley Springs at Clear Spring Wheeling at Shepherd College Frederick at Boonsboro Handley at Herndon, Va. George Mason at Clarke County SATURDAY, JAN. 15 Martin~burg at Keyser Penn State at West Virginia Bridgewater at Shepherd Wardensville at Warren County MONDAY, JAN. 17 Capon Bridge at Charles Town Jr. TUESDAY, JAN. 18 Musselman at Shepherdstown Hedgesville at Charles Town Martirmburg at South Hagerstown WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19 Martinsburg at Handley The victory was Charles Town seventh of the season as against one defeat, while for Harpers Martinsburg. 1 The Martinsburg cagers and/the Tigers of Harpers Ferry, enger showing 15 and Garrett, some fans will travel to Keyser moved him from ninth place in Longerbeam and Davidson each Saturday night where the Bull- the scoring race into the fourth hitting for 14 points. position. Only Gary Dodson of dogs will be tangling with the Keyser High cagers. Monday's action will be limited with only the Charles Town Jun- ior High cagers seeing action. They will be playing host to the Capon Bridge Junior High teams. Tuesday evening the big game will be on the Charles Town High hardwoods where the Panthers and the Hedgesville High Eagles will go at each other for the sec- ond time this season. In their f~rst me~ing in Hedgesvi!le the Panthers l~anded the Eagles their first defeat. This battle could be a repeat performance of the one waged in Hedgesville. In other Tuesday night action Musselman will be at Shepherds- town and Martinsburg will be at South Hagerstown High. score. It was the first defeat of the season for the Celtics who had won six straight games prior to the Christmas vacation. Walker and Nicely led the Pack ers to their close and exciting victory, with the former scoring seven points and the latter six. Lloyd, the league's leading scorer once again led the Celtics in their attack by scoring 10 of the 16 points. The win was the fourth for the Packers in seven games. Berkeley Springs, Braithwaite of Berkeley Springs and Jeff Giles, big Martinsl~urg center, show higher scoring marks than Jones. And Tuesday's night's perform- ance by Ernie, marked the second time this season he has hit 30 points or better in a ball game. His best performance of the sea- son was the 32 points which he scored against the Hedgesville High Eagles at Hedgesvitle sev- eral weeks ago. Jones now shows a 17.3 average in eight ,games. Three other Charles Town play- ers -- Earle Johnson, Kenny Carr and Ron Puller are also among the top 20 scorers in the Section and area, with Johnson showing a 13.7 average per game, Carr a 10 point average and Puller a 9.5 average. In addition to his scoring power Jones is also a fine play maker for the Panthers and consiste.ntly does a fine job on the boards. The Charles Town High cagers enjoying their highest scoring night of the season, soundly troun ced the Harpers Ferry High Tig- ers Tuesday night by a decisive 92-66 soore on the Harpers Ferry hardwoods in" the feature game of a doubleheader attraction after In the second game of the the Harpers Ferry Jayvees had evening the Lakers edged thewon the opening battle from Cha- Royals 11-10 in one of the league's rles Town by a 4640 score. lowest scoring games. It was the third victory for the Lakers in seven games and the sixth defeat for the Royals in seven games. Maconaughey tried desperately to put the game in the victory column for the Royals by scoring nine of the ten Royals points. The Panthers, who have shown real offensive power in every game this season except their one defeat at Williamsport, set a new record for points scored from the foul line in addition to a new seasonal scoring record. And another first for the Panthers m 9 The Charles Town ttigh Pan- The Panthers also outscored St. Thompson led the Lakers' att- ack with four points, while Nich- ols had 3. In action Saturday night, Jan. 8, the Celtics bounced back into the victory columr~ with a one- sided 26-13 victory over the Roy- als. Once again Maconaughey led the attack for the Royals and once again he scored all but one of the 13 points collected by the Royals. Once again it was Lloyd who led the Celtics to the victory with 17 points, while Layton had 8. was the fact that every man on the squad not only got into the action, but figured in the scoring. The foul line was a busy place for both teams Tuesday night as they fired a total of 100 shots from there, with Charles Town on 34 of 51 shots and Harpers Ferry hitting 26 of 49 shots. Charles Town moved into a early lead in the foul-marred con- i test, and were never headed. They were in front 26-12 at the end of the first period and with their ace scorer Ernie Jones, showing his second hottest hand of the season, the Panthers had more than doubled the score when the halftime intermission came. They were out in front 55.24. Coach Bill Jordan used his reserves throughout most of the final quarter. In the preliminary game Char- lie Mallenger led the little Tigers to victory by chalking up 18 points. thers faced one of their toughest road blocks in their 1965-66 sea- son Friday night and when they played host to the undefeated St. Joseph's Catholic High cagers and even though they were outgoaled by their guests, they came throu. gh at the foul line to score an exciting 55-51 victory over the Crusaders. While the Panthers have been playing to a full house with each home game this season, they had to turn them away at Charles Town High gymnasium Friday. Those who did get in the gym saw Coach Bill Jordan's Panthers move into an early lead and with one exception in the period when St. Joe tied the score they stayed in front all the way in annexing their sixth victory in seven games For Coach Skip Fowler's St. Joe boys, the loss was their first in four outings. St. Joseph's outscored the Pan- thers from the floor 17-15, but Charles Town proved superior at the foul line where they made 25 Of 37 shots, while St. Joe was hitting only 17 of 32 shots. Both teams were tagged with 24 per- sonal fouls in the foul-marred, fast and furious battle. St. Joe moved into a quick 4-1 leda on the strength of a field goal by Tom Snell and foul shots by Dick Grimes and Johnny Piece Joe in the second period 15-14. to go to the dressing room at half time on the long end of a 27-19 score. And it was this lead that in the end held up long enough to give the Panthers the win. Both teams hit for six fielders in the first half, but Charles Town had better accuracy at the foul line, hitting 11 for 13 shots. St Joe was handicapped some. what in the third period as their ace scorer Piccolimini had gotten into foul trouble just before the first half ended and had to sit out the entire theird period and the early part of the final one. At the same time Charle~ Town's Ron Puller also got into foul trouble and had to sit out a part of the third period. St. Joseph's outscored the Pan. thers 17-11 in the third period to cut the lead to 38-36 and then with two minutes of the final period gone, the Crusaders knott- ed the score. But then Charles Town bounced back with eight consecutive points and held on for the victory despite the fact the visitors cut their lead from 12 points with only two minutes remaining to just four points at the end. It was the fine shooting of Waiters in the late stages of the game which saved the day for Charles Town who had lost the limini. But Charles Town registe- red the next 11 points, and by the end of the quarter were out in front 12-5. Park Lane 2-Door Hardtop services of Ron Puller, Kenny Carr and Earle Johnson. on per- sonal fouls. Walters turn and TURN ~1~O /'AGE 2---B Capri Hardtop .I See any Mercury Man and he'll show you the best deals around on either a Mercury or Mercury Comet. He!s eady, w iLlin' and eager to put you into the Mercury or Comet of your choice. And what a choice! Mercury .. the only medium-priced car in the Lincoln Continental tradition, and Comet... bigger and even more beautiful for '66. So, for high trades and easy terms on this Move ahead with year's move-ahead car, see your Mercury Man. You'll be glad you did, in the Lincoln Continental tradition 202 EAST LIBERTY STREET. i CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. mmmm i m mmmm i mmmm L II I I I I I I nil I