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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 1 3 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,1t78 ugar Cagers Travel To Harrisonburg Saturday Night For Battle , lqW GRID OPPONENT. Athletic Director Hetzel of Jefferson High, has announced 'Jefferson High's football Cougars will be x newcomer on the gridiron for the first rJqb",aeXt xall when the strong DeMatha High iierz from Washington, D.C., will provide the L' itindav night,fr Coach Jim Kessel's team here on MtIWL.; October 20th. The Cougars met the lrla DeMatha basketball team here two : " agO.  RACING AGAIN Wi I en l rz .ust v Iinch --- : nter oos ed "tsg 'p j tql_ '' last Saturday and Shenandoah Downs ;op tded typically as a bet-hungry crowd of w  102,287 into the pari-mutuel win- ' _ ng the 13-race vro ram Now, G M  cl)on - g .... i:.yb .aid can breathe a bit easier and . th m smiling again and hoping the man will give them a long-awaited break i nnM.arch 20th, the first day of Spring. It :ci, '. ul ROUGH WINTER...thus far...on -' people here and everywhere. AT FAIRMONT: Jefferson High's playing a most important role of the Fairmont Falcons and it may not be too long Cart -- Joe, will enroll at the Joe enrolled early last year at after being scouted by Ram who thought he, Joe Carr, much help to him this season on the :COurt. But things just didn't turn out Coach Starkey and after a few early and notseeing with dropped out of school. We now good authority that Joe may for the second semester and talents for Coach Joe another Carr, this one Victor, now in the Cougar basketball to be on Coach Retton's list and after by the highly successful now it looks as if the Carrs, Joe may follow in the footsteps and play their basketball for Falcons and Coach Joe Retton. MOVING: Jefferson High's slick and sticky defense basketball moving at present as they have before this season. That is to say, Cagers are fast jelling into one of hardwood artists and just the year, barring any injuries, record. To date, the Won six contests while dropping of these setbacks came in an with their arch rivals, the ! High Bulldogs. And we are putting that Brinldey and his to get even with the could very easily take place 24th, when the Orange and a visit. Brinldey's cagers will be go, and make no mistake your tickets early if you : m the gym that evening. COMINGL.ingfor FOR CAGER8: llIt's =,qu pla,, all former Shepherd Co ege O :ke;endt ic teF,foe t1 Qt,^,,l honored during halftime ii'=,.epherd-Salem game. This is Pla- u.-Wmter Homecoming activities e by the College's alumni rvations should be received for I/ ",mg no later than February 10th. IEE: One of the keys sUccess in Shepherd College's is his renowned recruiting. the hundreds of area Starkey usually finds the his style of basketball. finds these players way off of other recruiters. The mentor pulled the late his recruiting hat years ago another surprise in who hails from Severn Park, Walker in action on the last summer and was make it on the collegiate s Yet had the opportunity of the court, let me tell tricks with a basketball. Wdl Be Hosting Bishop Ireton [Rabbit Club To Meet Tuesday Night;Shepherd Begins[Feb.3 BardaneCenter i,i|lli, r_mA A#i T,, u The February monthly IUUl lalill IILUIOU IlI/ I-IIUO meeting of the Potomac . . Highlands Rabbit Breeders The Jefferson High Cougars mountains to Shepherdstown for Association, will be held on will take to the road Saturday to two days before they take off for Friday, February 3, atT:30 p.m., tangle with one of the most the Eastern Shore of Maryland at the Jefferson County Corn- formidable foes they will meet to tangle with Salisbury State munity Center in Bardane, this season in the Harrisonburg, College in return for a game located between Charles Town Va., High cagers. When the played in Shepherdstown in and Kearneysville on State Jayvee and Varsity teams of the December. Route 9. two schools meet at 6:30 and 8 On February 9, the Rams will After a short business p.m., it will be the first time in again be on the road traveling to meeting, there will he a program the history of the schools that the Northern Panhandle to meet given by Mr. Herb Berst on the they have met in any phase of the West Liberty Hilltoppers in Value of Keeping Records, a athletics, still another big Conference most important part of rabbit Then on Tuesday night, the battle, breeding. Cougars will be back home and The Charles Town Junior High Plans for the first recognized hosting the Bishop Ireton cagers fans will aLso have to travel to rabbit show in this area will be of Falls Church, Va., with the Jayvees meeting the little Bishops in the first game at 6:30 and the Varsity teams meeting at 8 p.m. This will be another tough test for the Cougars, who started down the home stretch of their season with a 6-2 record. The Shepherd College Rams will have to travel if they want to See their team in action next week as the Rams will take off on a four-game road trip Friday night which will take them first to Elkins where they will tangle with the Davis and Elkins College cagers in a big West Virginia Intercollegiate Con- ference game. Then on Saturday night they will move over to Buckhannon to tangle with the W. Va. Wesleyan cagers in another conference battle. Then it's back over the see their three teams in action finalized. The show, sanctioned since the Panther teams will be by the American Rabbit in,Winchester, Va., this af- Breeders Association, and all of ternoon, tangling with the Daniel the national specialty clubs, will Morgan Junior High cagers in a be held in Jefferson County on doubleheader, with the first April 30. Anyone wishing to help game set for 3:30 p.m. with the planning of the show is encouraged to attend this This will mark the second meeting. meeting of the two schools this The group was formed this I season with the Panthers of year to bring together the many coaches Harry Barker and people in the area who raise Meredith Polen, having handed rabbits and ,can share ex- the Daniel Morgan cage teams periences for the mutual benefit their first defeats of the season of the membership. Anyone who on January 24 in Charles Town. raises rabbits, whether corn- Monday night, the Charles mercial, fancy, or "backyard Town Junior High cagers will bunnies" is cordially invited to again be on the road and again attend our meetings and enjoy going tQ Winchester, to be the the advantages of membership guests of the Frederick County in the club. For further in- High 7th, 8th and 9th grade formation, call Mr. or Mrs. Saul III II I. II I II and the final one at 8 p.m, Ramey's sailed out to a big 15- i i i BRINKLEY WINS TWO AWARDS History was repeated this past weekend in Winebester, Va,, when the semi-finals and finals of the third annual James Wood Athletic Association basketball tournament was staged in the Frederick County High School gym. The Maryland All-Stars won their third consecutive tour- nament championship and Ramey's of Charles Town, for the second year in a row, came to within a few points of being the tournament champions, and wound up as the third-place finisher among the 18 top semi- pro cage teams in the Eastern part of the country. The Maryland All-Stars, an amateur basketball power from Indian Head, Md., had to come from behind in both the semi- final rounds of play to stop Ramey's in the Saturday af- ternoon action and then they bad to nake an even strong comeback Sunday night to defeat the Cavaliers of Rich- mond, Va., to retain the JWAA championship.  It was.the same Maryland All- Stars that staged a great home stretch last year in the tour- nament semi-finals to defeat Ramey's by a slim two points. And they gave a repeat per- formanee against Ramey's on Saturday afternoon, when they overcame a 12-point lead which Ramey's held as late as the second half, to win by a 97-84 score. In the other semi-final battle Saturday afternoon, the Cavaliers of Richmond, Va., with only five players, nipped the Xecox All-Stars of Washington, D.C., 91-89, to move into the finals against the Marylanders. This was also the second year in a row that the District of Columbia team has been knocked off in the semi- final round of play. The victory for the Maryland All-Stars could be the boost that they need to make another trip to the AABA national amateur tournament, in which they finished second last year, losing out toa team from Iowa by just 3 points. Ramey's, who had rolled over two other opponents in fairly ii II I I I all I I SPRING TRAINING: play and they coasted on to the Maqland Stars Win - Tim Brinkley led the scoring for Ramey's in the consolation game with 16 points, while Allen Again JWAA Tourney; bad 21and Sewell had 12secondhalfWithpoints.completion -of the ' championship game, Ramey's Ramey's Finish Third Tim Brinkley came in for two of the top tournament awards. He was presented a trophy for being the most outstanding foul shooter in the semi-final and solation games, hitting  "foul ttempts in the two games. He was also awarded a trophy for being the player with the most assists by any player in the two games. Ramey's was also presented a large trophy for finishing in third place and Rod Scwell of Ramey's, won the distinct honor of being one of only five players in the tournament to be named to the first All-Tournament Team and Gilbert Allen, also of Ramey's, was named to the second All-Tournament team. Members of the Ramey's squad were: Gilbert Allen, TIM BRINKLIY Rodney Sewell, Tom Parson, Larry Boomer, Tim Brinkley, easy fashion before they ran into Chris Carter, Jim Pingley, Jim the Maryland All-Stsrs, all but Clevonger, Jeff Osbourne, Don had a win over the Stars in the Stinnette and Joe Cart. bug' but falte00 in the stretch 00hadesandThronghontlet it get awaY.the first half of Town_ Jr.' p00y. Ramey's was m com.,u:_L00,a_eV__msln.l00.00 g .ca mand of the battle. And as late as the early part of the second ball, held a ,,00int lead But iDefea t Morgan then the Stars began to click .  I from both outside and under the  hoards, and with 4 minutes of On January 24, the undefeated play left, caught up and passed Charles Town Junior High 7th Ramey's. It was in the final and Sthgradecage teams played I minute of play that the hosttotheDanlelMorganJunlor[ Maryland Stars knocked High teams of Winchester, Va., Ramey's from the tournament in what was billed as a battle of last year. the unbeaten teams. And in both , In the championship game instances it was the Charles played Sunday night, the All- Town boys who came out vic- Stars had to battle the Richmond torious; the 8th graders chalking Cavaliers right down to the wire up their Sth consecutive victory before winning by a margin of 8 withoqt a defeat, and the 7th points in an overtime battle. In graders their 5th in a row. the extra period, the Stars In the preliminary game, outscored the Cavaliers 10 points Meredith Polen's 8th graders to 2. scored a decisive 61-50 victory, In the consolation game with the 7th graders also Sunday night, Ramey's began coached by Polen, winning the the action vith only five players, nightcap by a 37-31 margin. the rest of the Ramy squad being In the battle between the 8th involved in another tournament graders, Charles Town built up a being staged in Hagerstown. But 31-20 lead in the first half and even wRh the limited squad, then after the Virginians Ramey's managed to hold a managed to close the gap to 46-44 four-point lead at the halfway midway of the fourth quarter, mark. And when Gilbert Allen, the Panthers put on a rally and Larry Boomer and Rodney won going away. Sewell, arrived on the scene i Roy Benjamin led the Charles from Hagerstown, Ramey's Town team in scoring with 14 quickly moved out and took ' points, with Billsmith and Leslie complete control of the battle, [ Twyman each adding 11 each defeating the Xerox All-Stars by i and Bradley 10. a 109-92 margin. In the battle between the two' ,,, ,, , 7th grade teams, the Daniel Baseb is in the air in Morgan boys took a lead in the ' Florida. Bill Veeck, at Sarasota, says he's signed hau game, but the little Pan- thers came on strong in the more players than any other club and that this home stretch to win. Curtis Roy I year the White SOx will have several players to 'and Anthony Twyman led the  choose from for every position on his club. scoring forCharlesTownwith 15 Spring training for most Clubs begins the last and n oints rpectlvey. week in February, but the White SOx will open on GoodAdvice the 14th in Sarasota. So, 'even if the ground is The wise man doesn't covered with snow here and the temperatures expect to find life worth way down, spring and baseball is on its way living; he makes it that again. Hope springs eternal. . way. BLAZERS MOVE UP TO FOURTH PLACE WITH PAIR VICTORIES The Blazers moved up a spot in the standings of the Charles Town-Ranson Midget Basketball league in last week's action by chalking up a pair of vic. tories, wfiile the Bulls were losing the only game they played. The wins for the Blazers, coupled wi the loss by the Bulls, gave the Blazers the fourth spot in the league standings, with a record of 9-6 on the season. This moved them to within four games of the league leading Sonics. Members of the squad, along with their cheerleaders, as shown ave, are-- Front row, left to right -- Jimmy Chrisman, ball boy. Second row, left to right -- Cheerleaders -- Vanda Nelson, Gee Gee Hosby, Denise Jackson, Paula Pierson, Diane Chrisman, Tina Loudan and Angle Clem. Third row, left to right -- Wayne Johnson, Brian Fadeley, Mike O'Brien, Chad Johnson, Matt Russell, Andre Hardy, Lorenz Smith. Fourth row, left to right -- Anthony Hardy, Henry Robinson, Quince Jackson, Brison Twyman. Back row -- Brownie Chrisman, Coach; Richie Chrisman, Jimmy Pierson, Coach; and Brenda Pierson. (Photo by L. E. Dickey) To Up Record To 6-2 I The Jefferson High V 'y final score was close, the 71is cored only half that number. cagers, a squad that was smaller: turnovers which the two teams | In the second period, the i and less experienced than its made, kept the battle for being I-Eagles did manage to knot the rated in the exciting class. ]score at 15-15, but then Gibson, Jefferson jumped out to a 9-2 |Roman and Grantham began to lead as they ignored the man-to- |assert themselves and Jefferson teams in a tripleheader show: Schlffman, 304-876-2658 or Mr. or The first game will be'at 5:30 Mrs. Paul Boyer, 301-852-3385 ......... - p.m., with the second at 6 p.m. 'point ......... lead in the first seven ]Coupr Vanity Caiers Defeat 00s'*00-0000JHedgesville, South Hagmtown , out to.a 21-21 balftime It was actually at the begin. ning of the second half of play that the Cougars won the ball game as they outscored Hedgesvllle 12-2. Jefferson's Mike Gibson, who finished with 20 points for the night, hitting 8 of 17 shots from the floor anf 4 of 4 from the foul line, registering 14 of the first 25 Cougar points. Tim Catlett, who scored 20 of the Eagles' 40 points, led the Eagles in both scoring and rebounding. Hedgesville shot as a team, 33 percent, while Jef. ferson shot at a 53-percent pace. In the preliminary game, it was Hedgesville the winner over Coach John Lowery's little Cougars by a close 50-48 score. Gary Scott led the scoring for Hedgeevflle with 14 points, while Craig Lord had 12. Jefferson was rivals at the outset of the 1977-78 season, has surprised everyone in the schoolboy basketball circles so far this mind,And  of last week, they were un- doubtedly playing as good, if not better, than any team in the section with a fine 6-2 record. Coach Tim Brinkley's Cougars chalked up their fifth and sixth victories last week in eight times out this season and they did it over two very formidable foes -- Hedgesville and South Hager- stown. Both wins came on the high floor of the Cougars. The first of the two wins of last week came on Tuesday night, i Januaray 24, in a game which saw both Jefferson High and Hedgesville making many more mistakes than usual and cer- tainly more than was wanted by either team and with the Cougars making the leas{ mistakes, it was they who came out with a 56-40 victory. Normally when these two teams have met in the past, the fans have been served up an exciting and hotly-fought show. But last week, even though the man opened up wtth and y stayed in front all the way. Only late in the final period did the Eagles come close to getting back into the ball game. The Cougars were leading by a mere six points, HedgesviUe had the opportunity to close the gap to four at the free throw line but they not only blew the foul shots, but also a lay-up and from the rebound. After that, the Cougars out- scored the Eagles and went on to win. The Eagles, baggled by the Jefferson zone defense, was held to its lowest point total since the 1972-73 season. Mike Gibson, Kevin Roman and Junior Grantbam, played the key roles in holding the Eagles in check as they blocked shots, commanded the boards and dogged up the lanes through hich the Eagles had to drive to score. The Eagles had averaged 82 points in their first five games and on Tuesday night, they Turn To Page 14 An unusual gift for the man in your life. Men's boxer shorts and brims in bright red with white monogram. mad Valentine,.