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12 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1978 0 f course, money doesn't grow on trees, but it does grow with Savings Certificates! In fact, our long-term Certificates, when left to maturity, will bring in a higher interestrate than any other Savings Plan! Certificates come in a variety of sizes, and earth is guaranteed to growl See us about starting a money tree soon! and INVESTMENT Cagels r Break Losing Streak With Wins The Shepherd College cagers broketheir ten-day losing spell last week, by chalking Up a pair mm00, forworklng wman Women need life insurance as much as men do. If you're a working woman, Nationwide has insurance to cover you, your husband, each child. And every child you have in the future, at no increase in premium. Call today. r' DOMINICK "Wells" FARGO Your Local Jeff. County Agent PH.I ?2S.SSI4 - 72-SO 0 NATIONWIDE INSURANCE Naocwtde m On yotw afine NM;Onwtde L tnstare y Home ofte C, olumb Oho LICENSE-TITLE & NOTARY SERVICE of West Virginia Conference victories Wednesday and Friday nights, Feb. 1 and 3, one of them coming on their home floor in an overtime battle, and the other on the road in comparatively easy fashion. Coach Bob Starkey's Rams picked up their llth victory of the season as against five defeats on their home court Wednesday night when they edged Morris Harvey College in a W. Va. Conference battle by an 83-82 score. It was the 5th Conference win for the Rams as against four defeats. It was the key play of the Ram defense in the last seven minutes of the action which provided the lead role in their win over the Golden Eagles. In this span of play the Rams shut the door on the Eagles scoring from the floor. Only a jump shot by An- thony Young, with 2:41 remaining in the game, made it possible for Morris Harvey to even take the Rams into over- time and eventually the victory. Trailing by 11 points and with only 2:50 left to play, the Rams staged a great comeback when John Koepke and Larry Cain began hitting on 20-foot range shots from outsidel The Rams knotted the score with 1:06 minutes left to play when Koepke hit on two free throws and when neither team was able to score in the final minutes of play the game went into overtime. Then with only four minutes o the overtime left to play, Cain sank 0 layup .shot to give CAtt00 FOR, US ' YOUR " MIX W,00Hmlk AI'00 CARPORTS-e PATIOS DRiVEWAYI SIDEWALKS BASEMENT FLOORS POURING FINISHING 1 ! TURF CONCRETE Btlmot00 [ i I PRODUCTS Division of Turf Enterprises Ph. 725- 7612 or 725- 9233-Charles Town Shepherd the first lead in the ball game they had held all night. Then after Morris Har- vey's Rick Baruffi knotted the score again at 78-78. Shepherd's Craig Battle made it 80-80 but a basket by Weteswlk gave the Eagles an 80-78 margin. Morris Harvey bad an op- portunity to increase their lead but three the ball out-of-bounds and then with just 18 seconds of the overtime remaining, Buttons Walker was fouled and hot in his first shot, but missed the second one. Joe Spencer grabbed the rebound on Walker's second foul shot, and the Eagles were forced to foul to get the ball and Cain calmly made this foul shots to win the ball game. Spencer led all scorers for Shepherd with 21 points. Cain h ad 18 for the Rams and Koepke 17. Friday night, February 3, the Rams opened a four-night road trip to Elkins by blasting the Davis and Elkins College cagers by a 76-63 decision for their 12th win of the season and their 6th in conference play as against four defeats. The Rams built up a nice 24-10 lead by the great scoring of Joe Spencer, who hit for 12 points. Shepherd shot a fine 50-percent from the floor in the first half while Davis and Elkins shot at only a 29-percent clip. The Rams ran into some foul trouble late in the ball game when their frontliners -- Chuck Hipp, Craig Battle and Spencer, committed their fourth personal foul. And while the Elkins boys closed the scoring gap on the Rams, they managed to held on for the rest of the way. Harold Cooper led the scoring for the Senators with 17 points, while Hamilton had 1.1. Spencer led the Rams in scoring with 21 points, while Cain bad 12 and Battle 9. Jefferson Wrestlers Lost Of Indians, The Jefferson High wrestling team, which has not met with as much success this season as head Coach Gary Wratchford had expected it might, dropped a 42-19 decision to the Berkeley Springs High Indians Wed- nesday night in Berkeley Springs. Jefferson was at a handicap almost from the outset, having been forced to forfeit points in the 105 and 112 paint weight divisions. Shirley got Jefferson off on the right foot with a decision over Fox of Berkeley Springs in the 9S-pound match. But then in addition to the two forfeits the Cougars lost in the next two weight classes,, with John [ DeRhonda losing by a decision to Ralph Sampson, 7-2 Defensive, Scoring Star For Harrison burg Overlooked In Pre-Season Profiles BY TIM STAUBS Ralph Sampson, big scoring and rebounding star of the Harrisonburg, Va., High School cagers, went virtually unnoticed in the high school profiles that appeared in many basketball publications before the start of this season. How can a player who stands 7-2, moves with the grace and ease of a ballet dancer and hits the medium range jump shot with radar like accuracy, have been overlooked? Area bsketball fans who made the 80 mile trek to Harrisonburg last Saturday to watch the Blue Streaks take on Jefferson High School, were probably asking themselves the same question after Sampson scored 27 points to pace his team to an 84-69 win over the Cougars. "If there is any big man in the country better than Sampson, I'd like to see him to believe it" commented Jefferson Coach Tim Brinkley. "I saw them 'Harrisonburg' play over the Christmas break, and Sampson has improved 100-percent since that time. Harrisonburg is the best team we've faced so far including Washington Irving". Clarksburg ranked first in the state in the latest UPI Board of Coaches Poll. Despite the lack of national attention Sampson has received from the media, college recruiters are well aware of the 17-year-old junior's abilities. "Ralph has been contacted by over 100 colleges", says Bob Morgan of the Harrisonburg Daily-News Record. "His biggest asset is his defense, but when he makes up his mind to score he's very difficult to stop". Sampson's coach, Roger Bergey adds, "because of Ralph's presence in the middle, the other players feel they can gamble more on defense. He has unlimited potential and could become a dominate big man in the years ahead". The mere sight of a player of Sampson's physical stature dropping in shot after shot from along the baseline is breathtaking, but according to those who have witnessed his play over the last two years THE STREAK OUTREACHES: In the above picture, Ralph Sampson, No. 50 in the white uniform, the 7 ft. 2 center and ace rebounding and scoring star of the Harrisonburg, Va., High cage team, is shown outreaching Jefferson High's 6-6 Kevin Roman, for the control of the basketball on the opening tip-off of the Jefferson- Harrisonburg game Saturday night in Harrisonburg. Sampson was the big difference between the Cougars and Harrisonburg, as he scored a total of 27 points and did an equally outstanding job on the defensive boards. And while more than 100 college coaches in the country have indicated a strong interest in Sampson, he still has another year of Varsity action to go with the H arrisonburg cagers. (Photo by Errol Leslie) defense is his forte. Sampson has excellent timing and doesn'I leave his feet on a fake very often. When he blocks a shot he usually keeps the ball in play. As a freshman Sampson stood 6-7 and played on the junior varsity team. Near the end of the season he joined the varsity team and according to Bergey "did an outstanding job for us in the 'district' tournament". Last season Sampson averaged 14.3 points and 11 rebounds per game as Harrisonburg finished 18 and 7, losing to Handley, in Win- chester, Va., in district play. HAWKS SHOW 3-12 RECORD IN MIDGET BASKETBALL LEAGUE PLAY The Hawks, shown above with their cheerleading squad, showed a 3-12 record with the competition of play in the Charles Town-Ranson Midget Basketball League as of Monday, January 30. Shown in the front row, left to right-- Tommy Evans, and Cheerleaders -- Paula Thomspon, Lynn Jones and Mary Ella Wharton, along with Doug Stamey, player. Second row, left to right -- Cheerleaders -- Laura Wilt, Julie Wilt, Carol Puller, aria Evans and Dawn McGee. Players standing in back are -- Aaron Frazier, Michael Walker, Kirk Benton, Wayne Puller, Albie Beholst, Randy Walker, Michael Crum, Andrew Wilt, Mike Jimrusti, Brent Shiflett, Scott Willingham, Mark Denny, Coach Stewart Wharton; Mrs. Wharton, team mother, and Assistant Coach, Tom Evans. (Photo by L. E. Dickey) Harvey of Berkeley Springs, in the ll9-pound class competition and Waxman, also losing by decision in the 126-pound class. Carl Cooper gave the Cougars a victory in the 132-pound class with a pin and Don Mercer of Jefferson won a decision over McBee of Berkeley Springs. Next, Hall of Jefferson, was pinned in the 145-pound class and then Jim Walls got a victory for Jefferson in the ISS-pound class by apin. Brash of Jefferson, lost in the 167-pound class; as did Car.ey in the 185-pound class and Jenkins in the unlimited competition. I DEATHS GEORGE R. STAUB8 George R. Staubs, 68, of 130 Maple Avenue, Charles Town, died late Saturday night at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was born in Jefferson County, March 15, 1909, a son of the late George and Mittie Randolph Grove Staubs. Mr. Staubs was employed by the B&O Railroad for many years until retiring on disability in 1966; he was a member of the Asbury U.M. Church, Charles Town; a member of the AARP; and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Car- men of America. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Fridley Staubs, at the home; four daughters, Mrs. Fred ' "Clarice" Ryan, Shenandoah Junction; Mrs. Howard 'Arlene" Ware, Jr., Millsboro, Del.; Mrs. John "Ruth" Moxley and Mrs. Jimmy "Brenda" Pierson, both of Charles Town; three sons, Marlyn D. Staubs and R. Franklin Staubs, both of Charles Town; Daniel M. Staubs, of Ranson; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren ; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Fleming, Charles Town; Mrs. Max "Gwen" Grim, Sharpsburg, Md.; one brother, Aldridge S. Staubs, Charles Town; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were con- ductedWednesday at 11 a.m. at the Smith and Strider Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Marcus Earp and the Rev. William Reed officiating. Jeffemn's Well.Balanced Much For The combination of fine defensive play and a well- balanced scoring attack which the Jefferson High Cougars leveled at them, made the trip of the James Wood High High Colonels to Jefferson High School Tuesday night, January 31, a futile experience for them 'as the Cougars handed their worst defeat in the season by a 76-47 score. Although Tim Brinkley, head coach of the Cougars, did not think the defensive play of his boys was as good as it has been in other games this season, he said it was more than enough to give them their 7th victory in nine games. Only in the first four minutes of the game were the Colonels in contention and that was when they tied the score at 2-2. After that, it was all Jefferson as the Cougars opened up a 20-11 first period lead and were never threatened by the Colonels. In fact, by halftime, the Cougars had almost doubled their lead as ! they were out in front, 34-19. The defensive variables which Coach Tim Brinkley'-s boys threw up against the Colonels, not only kept them off-balance in their shooting, as they hit on only 30-percent of their shots in the game, it also caused them to make mistakes, registering a total of 17 turnovers. Mter a sticky man-to-man defense in the first period the Cougars switched over to a 2-3 zone and also worked in the same trap zone defense which they had deployed to some ex- tent in the first_period. And with no way to get inside for layup shots, and no one able to hit from the outside, James Wood mustered only eight points in the second period. And while the C,qonels were having their troubles shooting with any accuracy, the Cougars had as many as six players who were finding the range of the .basket with fair they missed on they usually got a even third shot at  Not , did commit at a much out-rebounded the 25. After a half in teams made s mistakes, they in the third team showin but for the shooting did a 15-11 margin. In the fourth Wood Coach started five fresh they could do starters. In fact, treated them they did the scored James final period. Jeff done much and who came exceptional minutes he ties Kevin Roman scoring honors for Junior Carr also turned and scored 8 the top scorer squad passed uP  opportunities passed off to a he scored only night. Shanton points for the Ricky Bush scorer for He also In the lefferson fered their 4th hands of the Jayvees by a Flowers led the Cougar Cubs LEETOWN GR Now Specializing in We Now Have A New and source of Seafood Suppl as Oysters, Shrimp, Trout, Crab Meat. SPECIAL ORDERS A CCE PTp PHONE: 725- 23500 IFeb, 9 4.T Henry W. Block "We find the tax laws save you We are income tax specialistS. right questions. We dig for deduction and credit. We want stOne unowned to make sure smallest legitimate tax. That's why we should do your taxes. THE INCOME TAX 301 W. Wnskington St.,. Cherles Town, 309 W. King St.,- MorttnsSvq, AH Offices Open 9 n.m. to 9 p.i 9 n.m. to 5 p.m. Setom%'Y NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 14, the office of the Jefferson County Planning Commission, located on the House Annex, 104 East Washington Street, in the City of Charles Town, ments on the following final plat which has been submitted to the Planning proval: Type of Name of Title of Subdivision Subdivider Plat Type I Shenandoah Tuscawilla Hills, Development Lots 20%211 Corp. Location Route 13, (Summit Rd.) approx. 2V2 southwest of All persons and governmental units having an.interest in said proposed l attend this hearing and make their comments known. The Planning divisions may be reviewed at any time during normal business hours. By' CountY l Henry 13