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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE  I THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1978 Ma,ny Cancellations, Some Games Will Be Re.scheduled PORT By NEWS & VIEWS GIRLS HONORED: Our to members of Jefferson High's girls basketball team which had a 16-I regular season mark who received mention on the All-State Class-AAA last week. The four Cougarettes Robinson, Karen Eggleton, Denise and Pam Frye. NEEDS: Charlie Shaw is a native now living in Maryland, Carries on in his home town for the Colts, in the same manner as Craig does in Charles Town. Talking with him last week in a Shepherdstown phar- V, lVlr. Shaw said that all the Colts needed for i in 1978 is two good receivers. is a fine coach and no change is there, he said, and Bert Jones is one of acks in the NFL. Okay Charlie, will let Craig know that you are on his GAME REGULATIONS: West Virginia's and fishing regulations brochure be available for several weeks, ac- to the Department of Natural Resources. wildlife resources chief, Dan E. Canter, brochure should be ready by February IAR'S GALLANT BID: Yes, indeed, they just that last Thursday night before the Martinsburg Bulldogs by a narrow zn an overtimebltlmller. A ked gym saw the scrappy Cougars tie to lose it when one of two foul to drop after rimming the basket. Bulldogs, sporting one of their outfits in years, more than had their in overcoming Tim Brinldey's crew indeed lucky to pull out the win in the of the exciting contest'. The will get another crack at the Bulldogs invade the local gym on February that, my friends should be a real barn- say the least. FILES PLEA: The Maryland Commission has taken under ad- he plea by suspended jockey Jesse Davidson, who won titles at the Charles Town and tracks here, was one of the four of fixing a race on Valentine's at the Bowie, Md., track. His at- of Upper Marlboro, pleaded only one black mark against career that included a national 1965. The Kentucky-born jockey of a one year sentehee. It is the Commissioh will rule on the the next few weeks. Davidson had in this area and was considered as riders to ply his trade at the local Pipestem State Park three special package weekends for an enjoyable January of the three weekend package ay and Saturday lodging, including theatre productions a buffet dinner on Saturday and such as use of the heated pool information about reserving at Pipestem, call 1-800-642- YEAR: More people spent more in 1977 than ever before. the International Marine Ex- National Association of Engine and turers reported last week. It is persons went beating and on in their sport. In i:: The Cougarettes given honorable mention by the Class- AAA All-State selections com- mittee were Connie Robinson, Karen Egghton, Denise Jones and Pam Frye. The Cougars registered the best seasonal record of any girls' team in the section and area, 16- I, but were upset in the sectional playoff finals by Martinsburg. Laura Evy and Tina Brown were selected from the Mar- tinsburg High Bulldogs in the Class-AAA mentions, ,lhile The snow, rain, sleet and blizzard like weather which has prevailed in this section almost daily from Friday until Wed- nesday, has played general havoc with the sectional and area schoolboy basketball and wrestling programs. And while efforts will be made to re-schedule some of the many games that had to be postponed became of the weather, some games will just be cancelled out completely since it has been impossible to re-schedule them to fit into the opposing schools' schedule. For instance, none of Jef- ferson County's schools have been able to play any of their scheduled games since January 12, since there has not been any school since Thursday, January 12. And the same applies to other schools in the section and area. The only cage action in the section since January 12, was that in which the Shepherd College cagers participated in, one game at home against Wheeling College and one Monday night against Fairmont State College. The list of postponed games is a long one, and it will he sometime before the coaches and athletic directors are able to determine just which cancelled gmes can be re-scheduled and which will just have to be can- celled out completely. Vance Carr, Claudio Lead Fairmont To Clutch Win Over Rams The Shepherd College cagers, who have probably lost more close decisions to the Fairmont State Falcons than any other team in the W. Va. In- tercollegiate Conference, dropped another heart-breaker Monday night to the Falcons in the Shepherd gym by a 78-77 score in the big Conference battle, Shepherd had a slim chance of winning the game at the end when they got possession of the ball with nine seconds of play remaining, but they took too much time moving the ball up the floor and Buttons Walker's 15-foot shot from the baseline missed and Chuck Hipp's follow- up shot fell off the rim of the basket as the buzzer sounded. making 57-percent of their shots in the half, while Shepherd was hitting on only 44-percent. In the sound half the Falcons, led by big Vance Carr, former Charles Town and Jefferson High cage star, and Kevin Claudio, kept up their torrid shooting pace, hitting on 67- percent of their shots once again. When Claudio fouled out with 9%, minutes of play remaining, Vance Carr took over the scoring ,for Fairmont and gave the Falcons a 61-60 lead. From this point until the end, the lead in it he game changed hands 10 times with neither team able to i move into a lead of more than i three points. Fairmont jumped into the lead I Joe Spencer put Shepherd in even before there was a tip-off i front with 1:31 of the game starting the game as Shepherd] remaining with a field goal, but had a technical foul called I Fairmont's Dave Jasper, hitting because of dunking the a foul shot and fieldgoal, to give basketball in practice and the! Fairmont a 75-73 lead. But Falcons made it I-0. [Chuck Hipp put the Rams to But despite this, the Rams, within a point with a basket and now 3-2 in Conference play, then another Fairmont basket bolted out to a 12-5 lead, but then with 29 seconds to play, made it Fairmont came roaring back 78-77 and then time ran out on Ram CagersH01C and with 9:441eft in the half theRams. went in front. Claudio and Carr combihed for Off Wheeling To o, margin at the halfway mark by Falcons. Win 79-76Battle Bemon Chastine The Shepherd College cagers had to stave off a late and determined rally Thursday night, January 12, to edge the Wheeling College cagers by a 79- 76 score on their home floor. After trailing by as much as 40-29 at one point, Wheeling began roaring hack early in the second half and closed the gap to 42-40. With 4:40 to go in the game, Walker made a sensational play for Shepherd to give them a 71-68 lead. After Pete Thompson missed a jumper, Hipp was fouled in the back-0urt. He snared his second free throw, but Ed Graham came back to cash beth sides of a one-on-one to close the gap to a pair. Graham had found a home at the line, taking 16 shots and making 13. With two minutes remaining, the Rams got control of some backboard volleyball taps, until Hipp was setup for a power move. It was 74-70. Ferguson was called for an offensive foul, but after Walker bad beaten the press again, 6-7 Leroy Wilson slapped his layup away. Once again, Wheeling couldn't find the range, exchanging shot attempts with Shepherd and running off precious time. Finally, with 17 seconds left, Walker, just a freshman, rammed throagh two free shots to finalize things. Even so, Thompson had time for a long one which slid off the rim, giving Bobby Dickman a chance to widen the gap even further when he was desperately fouled. Ferguson tapped the final Wheeling points through near buzzer time. Kathy Orsini of Musellman and Annette Beddow and Darlene !Spies of Berkeley Springs, were included in the Class-AA All- State honorable mentions. ON MEASLES ATLANTA -- A decline in the number of measles cases next year has been forecast by the National Center for Disease Control. Dr. Heal Halsey, a medical epidemiolo- gist in the Division of lmmuni. zation attributed the expected decline to the mass immuniza- tion programs carried out in some state school systems. GAO urges throwaway bottle ban Riding Title Of Career With 41 Winners. In Fall Race Meet Shenandoah Downs opened its 1978 racing season and for Bemon Chastine, shown above, he is looking to the new year with renewed vigor. Chastine cap- tared his first riding title in his short career when the final curtain fell on the 1977 season. The 22-year-old Chastine rode 41 winners in the Fall meet at Charles Town, which also in- cluded the first week run here at Shenandoah Downs due to the dates already being assigned to Charles Town. In taking the title, Bemon finished nine winners in front of Dennis Kirk, who led all riders for the entire 1977 season, and Roger Hudson, who was the 1976 riding champ here. Chastine, a native of Walsh, Colorado, lives near Charles Town with his wife Joa. He has been riding for three years, most of the time at the two Charles Town ovals. The son of a family which spawned two riders, Bemon and his brother Donald. Bemon began his riding career at Mesa Park in New Mexico, but was] soon lured eastward. His first[ move was to Finger Lakes,1 where he lasted but three] months. Penn National seemed a I logical move for an unsuccessful i New York rider, but the Penn-i sylvania track didn't prove I fruitful for him either. When he [ left Penn National, Chastine had FIRE-BURGLER PROTECTION Local Alarm or Direct Hook-Up Wire or Wireless One Day Installation with wireless Satisfactory Installation With ManyLocal References " flnandng Available for Home Owners Gooden Safety&Security Phone: 301-663-8203 For FREE Home Analysis Jan. 12, 2-T Pd. Charles. Town Junior High's 8th Graders. Remain UnbeatenjWinsOver Johnson Williams, Aylor STILL UNBEATEN: Shown above are members of the Charles Town Junior High 8th grade basketball team, coached by Meredith Polen, which after winning a pair of games last week, now shows a perfect 6-0 record. Members of the team, as shown, are, front, kneeling, left to right -- Bradley Page, Leslie Twyman, Sammy Bailey, Curtis Hosby, Mike Gore. Back row, left to right - Chris Wise, manager; Kenny Carr, Roy Benjamin, Donald Jenkins, Larry Stewart, and Coach Meredith Polen. Two members of the squad -- Craig Kershner and Bill Smith, were not present when picture was taken. (Photo by William Harner) but Joan has so much faith in me I she wouldn't let me give up. You,S0nics Retain Lead In also have to work hard in the morning. You have to gallop a ltfhrsestkeepthetrainers!Midget League Play, interested in you and to learn the J . horses you will be riding". Chastine is happy with the Bullets Are Second move to Shenandoah Downs. Besides the change for change's sake, he has had good luck at  BY EDDIE FISHER with 11 points, followed by A. Shenandoah. Both tracks have MidgetCage League Gregory 9; K. Twyman 6, and J. been good to him and his Standing of Teams Dillow with 2. G. Adams led the mounts. "The distances at TEAMS W L Bulls with 16 points. Shenandoah are going to help Sonics 12 2 Play then resumed on Thur- most of the horses I have been Bullets 10 3 sday, January 12, with another riding, they won't hinder very ': Celtics 10 4 doubleheader on tap. many at all. I've done well at Bulls 8 6 In the first game the Sorties Shenandoah and I plan on having Lz, rs 7 6 remained in first place by a good meet over there". 'takers 4 9 beating the Hawks by a 29-14 Bemon has no plans fl,r wks 2 II score. In this game, J. Berryled moving from the Charles Town l Royals I 13 the Sorties with 15 points, areaor to other race tracks on a Games to be made up: followed by G. Leslie 10; K. permanent basis. "I'm getting Blazers vs. Hawks Hough and S. Whitmore 2 each. ready tobuy someland and build Bullets vs. Lakers K. Benton led the Hawks with 6 a new home. It's hard to leave a I points. place where you know that you Action resumed in Midget In the second of the can make a good living. The League play this past week with doubleheader the takers edged people have been good to me only two days of games due to the Royals 14-13. In this game, here too. I've been riding good the cancellation of Saturday's R. Tyler, C. Cunningham and A. horses here, and I'm satisfied action because of the snow. Doakes all had 4 points each to with staying here", i Play started on Tuesday, lead the Lakers, followed by D. Softball Rules Clinic, January lo, with a doubleheader Ahalt with 2, Propst and Jenkins 00ep"-'n Jan. 26 ion tap. In the first game, the led the Royals with 4 points To Announcement was made i Celtics rolled by the Blazers 36-each. 27. In this game, S. Holmes led l MIAMI" -- The 1979 hurri- Tuesday by Tom Cbffin, District I the Celtics with 29 points,' canes may have names like Director of the Amateur Softball ! followed by C. Ott with 4 and C. Tom, Pierre, Thor and Mario ridden a grand total of 5 winners.  Association, that a special clinic ii Smith with 3. Q. Jackson led the along with the female namcs for the discussion of rules and i Blazers with 11 points. ! ie Christine and Lorraine ,i regulations of softball play, will  In the second game of the that have long been a bane to At Charles Town, Bemon found people who would help him i be held at the Jefferson County t afternoon the Bullets edged the the women's liberatiot get started. Through the help of Civic Center in Charles Town, Bulls by a 30-28 score. In this : movement, according to Nell jockey's Phil Grove, Orlando I beginning January 26. The first i game. T. Jackson led the Bullets i Frank, head of the National Moreno, and Mason Gordon, l of four weekly sessions will get : Hurricane Center. Bemon learned much of what he underway at 7:30 p.m. in the puts into use now. "They would, auditorium located just under watch me ride and tell me where 1 the Charles Town library with I hadgotten into trouble and how f Coffin providing the ex- to stay out of trouble the next planations of the rules' in- time , he commented. [ Bemon's success isn't due only I terpretations.o[ to help from other riders. A' "[NU'[ P0'] OUIZ ,Elll,illtlirni/rni,, jockey must have horses to ride, I. In 'hat sport is Gu,Hermo unggming L4 |inally got hold of an agent, Vilas known? Bill Kenny, who could move me 2. Who won the first tourna- a little bit, but I rode a fev merit of the 1978 PGA season? better horses so that the trainers 3. Who won the first Can-Am could see a little talent. I won a Bowl game? few races and trainer Alkit 4. Who wonthcSupcr Bowl in Darlington gave me a shot. I won 19707 some races for him and people 5. For whom does Walter started noticing. Bob Rawlings Payton play football? let me ride several of his horses VAt0S ! and I just started moving I AlISWef$ |0 Sports 0uiI along". ] I. Tennis. Bemon attributes his success i 2. Tom Watson. to two aspects of his life. "You] 3. American All Stars, 22-7. I really got the blues sometimes. I[ 4. Kansas City Chiefs. wanted to quit riding a few times1 5. Chicago Bears. i 1973 MAZDA P.U, \\;Th 4 SPEED TRANS. 1975 MAVERICK Low MAG ey're Running ain at $2795 1974 PLYMOUTH FURY II 74 FURY AUTO, P.s., P,B., ..... 4 DR EXTRA CLEAN = , SEDAN e,1295 Shenandoah Downs [ 73R.SPO ,T AFURY ii!i j Racing Nughtly Jackpot's Ba k i:! [!::i $1895 ....... [,,. ml CLENDENINff|