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RT and VIEWS By MAX BROWN IINEEs FOR TRI-STATE: E. P. Taylor's ields Farm of Chesapeake, Md., topped a i nUmber of 616 nominations for the 1980 Late Futurity at Shenandoah Downs. ie!ds Farm nominated 28 mares for the zor two-year-olds bred in Maryland, a and West Virginia. Alfred G. Van- s gamore Farm of Glyndon, Md., was. :xt hghest nominator with 16. Entremont t f Frederick, Md., who won the race in W5 and 1977, nominated five. [OUNTAINEERS ON TV: The Eastern rts Television Network is scheduled to carry WVU-Syraeuse basketball game on Satur.  getting Underway at 8 p.m. with former oasketball coach Bucky Waters doing the e, n tary. Other Mountaineer home games m e televised are with Virginia Teeh in Putown on February 22 and the February L ttle with Marshall. Cheek your TV guide Where and when you pick up the E.S.N. cast for this area. FOUR WINNERS: Jockey Nancy on one program for the time in the Winter meeting at Shenan- rhursday night. Witte, who rode on January 4, stared the evening first race with Pinearrle Poll for Jane Caldwell then captured the 9th races for Henry Mercer on Tiny and Railroad Avenue. She completed the the 10th race with a victory on J. F. , Sr., and Jr.'s Dottle Darling. Witte is the riders with 13 victories 12 nights of racing. Alfred Scott, Freshman are tied for second Orlando Moreno and James Seven each. cRO'AM DATES SET: The d annual aries Town Turf Club Pro-Am golf 7h ill be held on Monday and Tuesday, and 8th at the Sleepy Hollow Golf and Y Club here. These dates and a few other lans were arrived at last Wednesday vhen Some twelve to fifteen leaders of  events and arrangements, met at the =a h DOwns Club House for discussion. ra total of 64 pros from the Mid-Atlantic 1-192 amateurs participated in the .nt that raised $15,000 for the Eastern me .Training Center for the handicap and . ot Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan .jRIR LEADING TRAINER: Trainer s trier ' ercer is setting a fast pace in the I I ead'lng trainer at Shenandoah Downs. a= ae first 12 nights the Vir inia Gen -'-'.is=-; .... - g !  13 at a 33 percent having ;.og of pace, . races his horses have run in On . t'iL he sent out four winners here at n =;t ' ,orf-'' uOWns and also _'rocked up a win" at ..,,ttJhloe best day in his training career. a.hb ;.,a, the ttrst woman trainer to finish in t,f;,,'?, nationally when she accom lished " ; ", as,- - P -  t w..  year by winding up 10th, is second aue Elaine Hagy has 5 victories, s00'i| JOINS WVU: West Virginia's' will be directed by a next season. Mountaineer Coach announced last week that Joe assistant at Boston College, to replace Mike Working as and receiver coach. Working, a staff the past three seasons, offensive coordinator on the staff. Daniels brings ira- ,. to the Mountaineer football stint at Boston College, develop such quarterbacks as Gary Marangi and last season's and Marangi are playing smith looms as a fine I'FL L BLUES',: The game-ending SOunding like the toll of a death College Rams recently. no less than three of its last ts that went in at the buzzer. anidin and Marshall 111-110 t that was in the air as time they lost to Glenvige State when hit a 30-footer as the buzzer Shepherd dropped a to W: Va. Wesleyan on a 15- John Bates as time ran out. also deflated Shepherd when a 30-foot shot with 20 seconds 7-77. ! SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY S, IT8 Blizzard Weather PlaysHavoc With Sports. Schedule i Just about the time the [schoolboy basketball teams get all their previously snowed-out games either made-up or re- 'scheduled, along comes the Winter Weather man with another knock-out punch and games are forced to he cancelled with the hopes of re-scheduling them later. But with the 1977-78 season now moving into the last month of regular season action, it is becoming more and more difficult to find dates for the re- scheduling of these games. And ff the weather con,mes to force cancellations, some of the 'games may not he played this season, according to the various directors of athletics of the high schools and junior high schools in the county and section. The Jefferson High Cougars were to have played Bishop Ireton High of Alexandria, Va., Tuesday night, but the game was postponed until Monday night, February 13, at Jefferson High Jefferson Unable To Stop Sampson, Lose To Harrisonburg 84-69 SWISH GOES THE DUNK SHOT: Ralph Sampson, 7-2 junior cage star of the Harrison- burg High Streaks, goes high into the air and "dunks" a shot as two Jefferson High Cougars look on helpless to Stop the "giant-like" cage star. (Photo by Errol Leslie) The Jefferson cagers knew when they traveled to Harrisonburg, Va., High Schoo Saturday night, they would have to find a way to stop the "giant" Ralph Sampson, if they were to pick up their 8th victory in ten games. They didn't and they lost an 84-69 decision to the Streaks, but not before they gave them a real battle for about three quarters of the game. Jefferson. saw plenty, in fact too much, of the giant-sized 7 ft. 2 Harrlsonburg center. It was his 27 points and control of the defensive board that made the difference in a victory and defeat for the Cougars. Samp son, a junior, and one of the most sought after schoolboy cagers in the country, hit on 12 of 13 field goal attempts for a total of 27 points in the game and his work on the defensive board was just as outstanding. Jefferson's head coach Tim Brinkley, who had seen Sampson in action earlier in the season, stated, "he has improved greatly in recent weeks and it's bard to tell just how good he will he by the end of his high school career". Sampson, who is really agile for a big man, demonstrated Saturday night against the Cougars, he cannot only fire them in the basket from close range or layop positions, he can also hit from long range. Jefferson was still very much in the ame headin into. the, fourth period, and Victor Carr i had pulled downthe rebound on i a missed Harrisonburg foul shot, Trailing by just four points, the . l Cougars had an opportunity, but Cart bobbled the rebound and: Sampson picked it up and dunked it for two points. And.! since he was fouled on the play, he made it a 3-point play. Then on the Jefferson in- bounds pass, Mike Gibson, who scored a total of't7 points on the night, was called for charging and Harrisonburg tacked on: another 3 quick points to break the game open. Thus, within a matter of 30 seconds, Harrisonburg had padded its lead to 10 points and the Cougars were never really in the game after that. While Sampson's great shooting and rebounding were deciding factors in the Cougar defeat, his size and ability to use it to force the Cougars to foul him, also hurt Jefferson since defensive minded Junior Grantham, big 6.6 Kevin Roman and Victor Carr, all got into, early foul trouble trying to stop Sampson from scoring. They were eliminated from the actiov in the third period and this helped the Streaks to break the game open. In addition to the play of Sampson, the Streaks also got a lot of good play from a front line that rounded out at 6-6 and 6-4. Despite the height disad- vantage which the Cougars had against the Streaks, they out- rebounded Harrisonburg "-28 and control their offensive board. In addition to Sampson's 27 points, Knicely picked up 16 for the Streaks, Russ Dickerson had 12and 6-4 Rick Lingo had 12. Bruce Shanton led the Cougars with 18 points, while Gibson had 17 and Jeff Reynolds 12. IChades Town Jr. IHigh TeamsRoul IBerkeleySprings The Charles Town Junior High Jayvees and Varsity cagers routed the Berkeley Springs Junior High team in a doubleheader Tuesday evening in Berkeley Springs, giving up only a total of 15 points to the little Indians in both games. In chalking up their II con. secutive victories without a defeat this season, the Panther Jayvees, coached by Meredith Polen, rolled to a smashing 70- victory in the opening game as With all the -.hIs in the county and section vin8 been closed both Morday and Tuesday because I of the snowstorm of both Snday and Monday, there, of course, had to be a postponement of ll athletic events. \\; - The Cougars are hopeful traveling to Leesburg, Va., Friday night for a return battle with the Londoun County High Raiders, a team which they did not have too much trouble Rhodes,, Breaks Backstroke Swim Record The Hagerstown YMCA boys swim team upset highly touted York by the score of 202-186, on February 4, at Hagerstown. Jim Rhodes broke the Hagerstown record in the senior division 100 yard backstroke in the meet. His record shattering time was 1:07.0. He also cap- tured 2nd place in the 100 but- terfly and 3rd place in the 200 freestyle. Matt Meyers placed 2nd in the senior I00 backstroke and 3rd in the 100 freestyle. Tad Carper was a member of the Ist place senior freestyle reldy. Larry Reed took Ist place honors in the diving and breastroke and 2nd place in both the 50 free and 200 I.M. On February 5, the boys team downed homestanding Frederick by a one-sided score to up their Mason-Dixon League record to 3-2 and a tie for second place in the standings. Jim Rhodes placed 1st in the 500 free and 100 backstroke and 2rid in the 100 butterfly. Matt Meyers was 1st in 100 breastroke and 3rd in both the 200 free and 200 I.M. Tad Carper was on the Ist place freestyle relay team. The Hagerstown girls eam dropped their first meet of the season to a strong York team by the score of 218-182 on Saturday, February 14. The Hagerstown girls maintained their hold however, on fimt place in the Mason-Dixon League standings with a 4-1 record, while York, Cham- bersburg, Carlisle, and Cum- berland are all 3-2 in the A like standings. Tyke Jea nele Reed was a triple winner in this meet capturing the breastroke and both the medley and freestyle relays. Prep Julie Beoner won the 200 freestyle and placed 2nd in both the 100 free and 50 butterfly. On Sunday, February 5, the Hagerstown girls hosted Frederick and downed the visitors 278-108. Tyke Jeanelle Reed was 2rid in the 50 feee and 3rd in the breastroke. Prep Julie Benner was a triple winner taking Ist place laurels in the 200 free, 50 fly, and I00 free. Lisa Titus was Ist in the prep free relay and 3rd in both the I00 free and breastroke. Tracy Kidwell was Ist in beth the medley and free prep relays and 3rd in the 20q free. Jackie Willingham won the senior division 500 free and placed 2nd in the 200 free. The Hagerstown girls will journey to Cumberland on February 11, while the Boys are at home in make-up meets. On February 12, nine local swim. mers will journey to Walker- sville, Maryland for the Monocacy Invitational meet. Roy Benjamin tossed in a total of 15 points to lead Charles Town to the victory. In the feature game, Coach Harry Barker's Panther Varsity cagers blasted the Indians by a 47-12 score with Ernie Hester leading the Panthers to the one. sided victory. You Can Bet They're Fun 1' Jckpot handling when they met them 'on the Jefferson High hardwoods. i BU t fo the Friday night action, there is a big junior high tripleheader scheduled between Charles Town and Harpers Ferry junior high teams on the Charles Town Junior High hardwoods Friday afternoon. The first of the three games between the two 7th grade teams will he at 1:30 p.m. The Shepherd College Ram cagers will he the only team with direct local interest in action Saturday night, February St, with the Rams playing host to the West State College eagers at 8 p.m. The Rams are in the Northern Panhandle today, Thursday, for a big Conference battle with the West Liberty State cagers tonight at 8 p.m. Monday night, the Ram cagers will have their second crack at the Fairmont Falcons when they travel to Fairmont for a return engagement. In the first meeting o[ the two teams in Shepherd- stown, several weeks ago the Rams dropped a heart-breaking decision to the Falcons in the closing seconds of the action. Wednesday, February 15, the Ram cagers will he back home and playing host to the Mt. St.. mary's cagers of Emmittsburg, 'Md., at 8 p.m. ! The Charles Town Junior High !Varsity will also be in action the Iseme night. LAKERS SHOW 4-10 RECORD IN MIDGET LEAGUE ACTION The Lakers, at the completion of league action on Monday, January 30, showed a 4-10 record in the Charles Town-Ranson Midget Baketbal League play. Members of the team, along with the team cheerleaders, are as shown above, front row, seated -- Pam Lloyd, Piper Taylor and Angle Davis. Second row, left to right -- Vickie Espinosa, Shawna Sharp, Krista Burch, Cheryl Cook and Lisa Lutman. The players and coaches as shown in the back, but not necessarily in the order in which they are shown, are -- Tyree Kable, Vanetta Jackson, John Jennings, Randy Taylor, Richard Taylor, Dedie Ahalt, Richie Clem, Jan Pickens, Tony Hardy, Gary Franks, Brian Ford, David Mills, Calvin Cunningham, Billy Clem and Coach Daniel D. Jackson, Jr., and Daniel Doleman. (Photo by L. E. Dickey) Shepherd Cagers] Drop Another [ IAt Sound Buzzerl It has been said many times that what happens twice, hap- pens three times. And it sure did Saturday night to the Shepherd College basketball squad when they dropped a heart-breaking 68-67 decision to West Virginia WEsleyan College in Buckhannon. The defeat, the third one this season for Coach Bob Starkey's Rams jnst as the "buzzer" sounded ending the game, was the 5th W. Va, Conference loss by the Rams in six games and it dropped their seasonal record to 12-6. It was a 15-foot jumper by John Batesz, just as the buzzer sounded which gave the WEsleyan Wildcats the win and enabled them to hold onto second place in the Conference stan- dings. The Rams fell behind in the first period, at one time by as much as 18 points and while they did manage to overtake the Wildcats, their lead was only short lived. John Koepke came off the bench for Shepherd and sparked them late in the first hald, allowing them to dose the gap to 44-37 just before the first half ended. 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