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SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1961 ._ --q- m The Cuff of Sports Prom Here and There:-- One For Our Town CONSTRUCTION OF an ultra-modern $300,000 center will be undertaken in Brunswick, Md., by hington area men soon. Featuring" 16 duckpin all the modern equipment, the new establish- I1 be located on Souder Road, next to the Bruns: Association. MEN'S SHOP featured Nancy Roth with 113 and Amy Alger with 114 as they captured over Polly's Cab in an Evening Star bowl- on the Health Center Alleys in Winchester night. , SPORTS EDITOR of the Chicago Ameri- a week-end of festivities in New York honor- Look-Football Writers Association All America as follows :--"It was particularly significant, note the high caliber of players who composed team. Five players were near straight A stu- majors in physics and premedicine. Two were presidents of their classes. Four are careers, while three are majoring in edu- three others are talcing premed or predental These young men certainly are a credit to their to college football." .. on the Ponies TOWN'S TWO RACE tracks operated a total during: 1960 wagering (betting) totaling the of $54,207,181.00. Charles Town Race Course days with $26,761,372.00 wagered and Shenan- the night track with 102 nights, pulled $27,- through the mutuels. The state's take at 5% 035.05. 'DUTCH' BRENNAN, well known in Charles his interest in baseball, was one of three mem- Oldtimers Baseball Association enrolled into its last Friday night at the Baltimore Stadium. * -k -k * Need the 'Big Man' G. W. For iflla COACH BILL EIJAS Bill Elias resigned as head foot ball coach at George Washington University on Tuesday and accep ted a head coaching post at the University of Virginia. Elias leaves the Washington, D. C. school after a highly successful season last fall and takes over the reins of the Nation's losing- est football team, the Virginia Cavaliers who have dropped twenty-eight straight games. His task looms as a big one at the Charlottesville, Va: school but looking back on Elias' coaching history, he seems to thrive on big undertakings-and, this my friends is exactly what he is getting into at Virginia. Editor's Note:-It has been a real privilege and pleasure for us to know Coach Bill Elias per- sonally for several years. He is WITH SEVERAL sports scribes at the WVU- they all seemed to agree that if West Vir- the big man, they may be even better or as Ohio State..,. even if they had an equal of Lloyd [certainly a dandy chap in every And there s no getting around this welt known [respect and in our opinion, if giv the 'Big Man' has plagued the Mountaineers |en a little help at Virginia, he . Posh and sophomore Dave Shuck are ex- |will give Jim Mason and Buzz difficulty-in getting the job done. However, |Emmert's 'Wahoo' boys some- been showing steady improvement in recent Ithing which they haven't seen in l many a moon.a fo0fball victory. might be the 'big man' they're still looking for. Best of luck, Bill. ItRANZELL, many years director of Wash: Club, and who has brought many of his fine Charles Town's Legion park over the past years, named a scout for the new Washington Senators, .the Washington, Maryyland and Delaware areas. Join the club March 1st when he will leave the 31 Foul Shots TOWN HIGH'S Purple Panthers not only to be desired in ALL departments in their game :insburg on Monday night, but their foul shooting a low level when they could only make good of 31 attempts. I?HIRD $700,000-plus mutuel handle of the present at Charles Town Race Course resulted last Sat- 9,328 fans wagered $749,767. The big crowd single-race record of $96,899 on the featured Purse, won by William Zakoor's Pie in ,Sky. days of racing, the local track is averaging $343,- SAYS HAS'paid mor e than $350,000 for the to the Floyd Patterson-Ingemar Johannson rematch on March 13. It's supposed to be TO PAGE 2--B TURN TO PAGE 2--B AND RUNNING by John I. Day'-" | St. Joseph's High Night; At He& esville With the 1960-61 scholastic cage season rolling at peak tem- )o the action gets heavier and more hotly contested as the bat- tles approach and while this week most of the games in this section and area will be taking place on Friday and Tuesday night, there will be plenty of it on both of those nights. For instance Friday night the section's only remaining unde- feated team-the Martinsburg Itigh Bulldogs will be playing host to the Westminister (Md.) tIigh cagers and this should be another victory for the high-scor- ing Bulldogs. Also Friday night there will be action in the Hedgesville sec- lion of Berkeley County as the Shepherdstown High Cardinals will be in Hedgesvitle for another battle with the Eagles; and the Harpers Ferry tIigh Tigers will be playing host to the St. Jos- eph's Catholic High cagers of Martinsburg. In the previous action between Shepherdstown and ttedgesville, the Cardinals have been victor- ious. And in the first meeting be tween Harpers Ferry and St. Jos eph's the Tigers roared to a corn paratively easy victory in Mar- Shepherd Coach Speaker For Kiwanis Dinner Shepherd College basketball coach and assistant football coach Flavius Smith will be guest speaker for the regular Thursday night dinner meeting of the Char les Town Kiwanis Club at Hotel Thomas Jefferson at 6:15 p. m. James Moler will be in charge of the program and dinner will be served at 6:15 p. m. Coach Smith is expected to speak at 7 p. m. and his talk will deal with sports information in general. He is a former professional football play, er. February 22, 23, 24 Are Dates And Plans for the annual big post- season Class "A" scholastic bas- ketball tournament were made Saturday afternoon at a meeting of coaches and principals held at Shepherdstown High School and with only a few minor exceptions the affair will be just the same as was the 1960 one even right down to pairings in the opening rounds of play. Shepherd College ~ gymnasium was again selected unanimously as the tournament site and it will again be a three night affair, the dates being February 22, 23 and 24: And in the drawing for tourney play, one of the last acts of the nearly three hour session, Mussel man High School, the first to draw, once again picked Shep- herdstown as their opposition in the opening game of the tourna- ment. ] In the opening game Thursday [night, Feb:. 23, Page.Jackson IIigh ago, on Jan- system of horse identification [ofCharles Town, defending cham ~group of race tracks has eliminated the ringer (a ]pions for the past two seasons, to the Thorough- will meet the winner of the Shep herdstown-Musselman game. Page Jackson drew a bye in Wednes- day night's action. In the second game Thursday night, Harpers Ferry and Hedges- ville will tangle. Then on Friday night there will be just.the one game between the winners of the two Thursday night battles. Game time both Wednesday and Thursday nights will be 7:30, with the championship game on Friday night set for 8 p. m. The second game Thursday night will be at about 9 p. m. or 20 minutes following completion of "the first game. And following the champion- ship game Saturday night tourna- ment awards will be presented and an all-tournament team nam- Associations, Inc., to lock the barn the horse was r tampered with, for a ringer. ,on that day that Drayton opened the the Thoroughbred Bureau. ;igative organiza- operatiton on round-the-clock a let-the-chips- mandate tracks and a a dollar working 44 tracks fly which means under a Code of uggested by subscribe to the of the TRPB. This good horse running in, the name of a poor one for betting purposes) and a fingerpring program keeps the hoodluma racketeer or would-be fixer has been '| of other sports, and its effectiveness is that racing has not a headline-making the TRPB went The liv-tattoo Of Class "A" Cag out. Fact finding is the back- bone of the TRPB and integ- rity its objective. The aport that George Washington en- joyed as a participant~ snd official is today the country's most popular with annual ate tendanca of close to 34,000,000. :ed. Tournament Awards The tournament champions will be given the large trophy offered Each member of the All-tour- nament team will also be present ed a small medal. One major change in the plans this year was in the admission prices set for the games. It was decided that adult admission for any and all of the games will be $1, with 50 cents for students. And student tickets must be :pur- chased at the respective schools. Only the $1 adult tickets will be sold at the door. Edward B. Rogers, principal of Shepherdstown High School, was named tournament director and Charles Auvil, principal of Har- pers Ferry High, was named as secretary and assistant tourna- ment director. Donald Lindsay of Martinsburg was again named tournament dir- ector and Kenneth Rentch of Shepherdstown as tournament scorer. A lengtlay discussion was held on calling of tournament play, with the coaches agreeing to con tact Gorden E. Eismon, evecutive secretary of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Com mission with regards to assigning two officials from outside this immediate area to do the offic- iating. It was felt by some of the coaches that it might be better from many standpoints to have two officials who have not work- ed games for any teams in the section to handle the tournament. It was also decided there should be two committees to sel- ect winners of the tournament a- wards, with one comimttee to con centrate on the best cheerleaders TURN TO PAGE 2--B Ncrw Thru Jan. 21 FOST TIME 1 P.M.E.S.T. ,,- Races Cempleted by 4:30 I).m. DALLY DOUBLE FIHST TWO BACES New glass enclosed heated GRANDSTAND, GOe. N~clY enlarged slus enclosed hea~ ed CLUBHOUSE, $1.50. Fooa by H, M. Stevens. Take Route S through Kear- neysvflle divot to track. 9 RACES COMPLETED BY 4t]0 P.M.'-- 32 DAYS THRU JAN. 21 by the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission, the tournament ball and medals I , . . to each lndm~dual player. Also once again this year a trophy will be presented to the second place I team and to the team showing the I best sportsmanship in tourna- I ment play. The best cheerleaders land cheering section will also be ~presented a trophy. tinsburg. Rams In Spotlight In Saturday night's action in the section the Shepherd College Rams will have the spotlight all to Ihemselve:s as they play host to the Fairmont State Teachers Colleg cagers in a Conference bat tie on the Shepherd floor. And for those who can't make I he Shepherd-Fairmont game, there will be basketball on radio station WEPM with the Virginia Tech cagers moving into Morgan town for a SoutheTn Conference battle with rhe Mountaineers. Wednesday night ttarpers Ferry and Charles Town fans will pour into the Charles Town Senior High gymnasium for the return battle between the Tigers and the Panthers and this could be an other close and thrilling encoun- ter like the one the two teams engaged in at Harpers Ferry ear- lier in the season. Shepherdstown will be at Mus- selman again Tuesday night and Waynesboro will be in Martins- burg. There will also be action at Page Jackson High Tuesday night with the Spartans playing host to Criser Itigh. Charles Town High Varsity Club To Stage Wrestling Matches The Varsity Club of Charles Town Senior High School will stage four big wrestling matches, featuring outstanding performers in the high school on Thursday, night, January 26, beginning at 7:30 p. m. All four matches will be two out of three falls with high school athletic coach Ron Phillips acting as referee. In the first match of the even- ing, "Tiger" Willingham will tan gle with "Bear" Gray. The sec- ond match will bring t0gethe~ "Blue Ridge Booger".Woodward and the "Summit Point Kid" Lem on. Match number three will be a handicap afafir with "Dirty Doctor Dave" VanMetre taking on the 'Granny Rats' Dinges and Longerbeam and in the final mat ch the 'Red Heads' Stocks and Robinson will grapple with the 'Green Mountain Boys' Beahm and Jackson. All the matches will be held in the high school gym and tickets are already on sale at 50 cents per person by members of the Varsity Club. W. WASHINGTON ST. FREE CURLEE -- HUBBARD | F'day T lHigh in ly Night Ferry's Tig Coach Ronnie Rice's Harpers Ferry High Tigers. who upset the Charles Town High Panthers in the first meeting of the two teams this season in Harpers Ferry. will be trying to make it two for the season over the Panthers Wednesday night when the two teams meet once again, this time on the Charles Town Senior High hardwoodLs. The Tigers had to go into overtime to beat the Panthers 66-(15 in llarpers Ferry and Wednesday's game could be another nip-and-tuck battle. Members of the team as shown above are front row. left to right:--Binky Petrucci. Raymond Galloway, Bill Wilt, John Twyman, Gary Iden and Leo Shreck. the latter team manager. Back row, left to right:--Coach Ronnie Rice. Doug Upright. Amen Napper, Kenny Mills, Charlie Pleasant, Donnie lletzcl, Steve Wilt, Johr~ Littleton and assistant Coach Paul Swartz. t Photo By Tim Sinn~ FRIDAY Westminister at Martinsburg St. Joseph's at Harpers Ferry Shepherdstown at Hedgesville in Martinsburg Jr. High Gymnas- ium Williamsport at Musselman Berkeley Springs at Paw Paw Hancock at Southern Fulton Herndon at Loudoun County Boonsboro at Clear Spring Shenandoah at Clarke County George Mason at Handley SATURDAY Fairmont College at Shepherd Virginia Tech: at WVU, Morgan. town TUESDAY Waynesboro at Martinsburg Crlser High at Page Jackson Hancock at Berkeley Springs Hedgesville at WiUiamsport Paw Paw at.Romney , Shepherdstown at Musaelman Strasburg at Clarke County St. Maria Goretti at Boonsboro WEDNESDAY Harpers Ferry at Charles Town Davis & Elkiqs at Shepherd: High Athletic Field Fund Now At S3,000; [Two Proj :d To Total Reports given at a special meeting of the various commit- tees working for a modern light- ing system for the new athletic field at Charles Town High School showed Monday night that the funds now being raised total $3,000. Junior Wagner, president of the Charles Town Senior High Boosters Association, sponsoring organizations for the lighting pro ieet, said two projects which have been planned for the month of February are expected to boost the fund ,considerably. The first of the two projects will be a $5 plate Booster dinner to be held in the cafeteria of Charles Town High School some time early next month. The exact date and time have not yet been set. Wagner said an outstanding figure in the national sports wor- ld is being scheduled to be the principal speaker for the dinner program. Then in the latter part of Feb- ruary a big All-Star professional wrestling match has been sched- uled by James (Jimmy) Morison of the special projects conunitt- ee. The event will be held in the ~harles Town High gymnasium, i the date and time anti olher tie, tails concerning it h) I)e announ. ced later. Wagner also stated ihal resp,m se to letters mailed 1,, old grads of Charles Town tligh School has been very good and it is hoped it will continue. And while every effort is being made to make sure all graduates of Charles Town High School receives one of lhe letters asking financial support for the lighting program it was possible some might be missed. Therefore all graduates of lhe school are invited and ur~,~ed h) be a booster of the lighting pr(~ ject regardless of whether they receive one of the letters. Persons who have not ah'eady contributed to the project and de sire to do so, should nlail checks or take cash contributions to .lack Huyett of Blakeley Bank & Trust Company in Ranson. The move to give Charles Town tligh School a lighted athletic filed was started early in Novem- ber and the project is expected h) cost about $10,000. Plans are to have the lighting system insla[1. ed and ready for use at the slart of the 1961 football season. GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY CHARLES TOWN, W. 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