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0P JEFFER, 0N raRM SAD '0CATE SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1959 BY VIEWS M AX BROWN CORPORATION of Buffalo, N. Y., caterers who serve thirly-four race of Amertcan and National League base- Well as many of the country's air ports, have lhe catering services at Charles Town's new doah Downs... THEy ARE MOVING towards the end of their Charles Town's Pm-ple Panther caters still attractions coming up. Next Tues- le high-scoring Martins'burg Bulldogs will be at the new gym and you can bet that the ed quint will go all out in an effort to wipe out of that lopsided licking they took ogs on their home floor a few weeks ago. 27, Coach Hunter Maddex will bring his y High Judges here for a return locals and this time, too, the Panthers avenge a loss they were forded to accept in gy.m back on January 17... AWAY after the final race at the Charles Saturday was General Manager Lou Pond- raveled by plane and his assistant manager drove the boss's car, both heading for of Florida and some basking in the Several weeks•.. VIRGINIA'S colorful Mountaineers made appearance in Madison Square Garden the and, edged determined home teams, New noted that they '"look alike, shoot alike, miss." . . They just could upset Cagey ction in the Sporting News arid beat New (tonight) at 9:20 p. m., but resem- recent West Virginia teams will end there. Schauss coaches a varied collection of each looking little like any other, filling a and melded by the common denominator the opponent right into the floor... *ig one for the Mountaineers as far as na- is concerned and we'd like to see 'am before those critical New York writers. Ucky! ! ! OF THIs WEEK" all horses• which have at Charles Town's oldest race course will be The entire plant will then be given in for a long summer session. Put on the summer's sport is unknown at whoever does can be counted uvon to con- racing that has been offered here E VISITOR, our 'feed the birds' ley, veteran sports editor of the Hagers- was here last Saturdav to take in a afternoon program at the Charles Town for a look-see at the progress bemg made of the track, Shenandoah Downs. tracks; Frank delighted some five or at lunch at the Charles Town Legion his usu/d wide array of funny stories was •brought up to date on the prosoects American Legion baseball team... While made an, 'early bird' contribution to the fund cam0aiQ;n that gets under way in on March 1... high flying Mountaineers will take season basketball tournaments next sec- tional, nation's most profitable, ut third year, and the Christmas Invi- new Sports Arena... the likable member of the West team who pitched some very good base- for the Charles Town Legion, cer- showing, on TV last Saturday as the Holy Cross' 96-90. Bucky, truly a ate, really rolled up and down the Field he gained possession of the ball. His and classy drive'in shooting was some- QUICK CASH LOANS--ALL SEASONS---Att GOOD REASONS WEST VIRGINIA football Coach Art Week that he'd very" much like to have ling Negro halfback Tom Bloom. He's good student and a real good football mentor commented. "We would 2-B Turn To Paze 2-R } : C tAL! PEC AL! " NELC0 - LONDON PARK !/ I uY Your Valentine .... A Gift At .... Fashion Center' CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. * Leading, Trainer At tCharle TownOnRoad TwoGames, ToT SHEPHERD COLLEGE CAGERS WILL WIND Winter Race Meeting Play Host Martinsburg Tuesday Night; Cardinals Friday Night UP FAIRLY SUCCESSFUL WM. P. BELL William P. 'Billy' Bell, a Charles Town boy, won the leading train- er honors for the 44-day winter race meeting at the Charles Town .track which closed last Saturday. Bell was successful in sending 13 winners to the Post against 12 for Frank H. Merrill, Jr. A graduate of Charles Town High School some years ago, Bill played football and basketball and while he has be- come quite successful in the rac- ing game as one of the country's lead4ng trainers, he always keeps in close touch with his home town and especially the sports program at Charles Town High School. Now in full charge of the strong Clairborne B. Carter stable of Or- ange, Vs. Billy also trains for Leon ard Sasso of Pittsburgh and Stew- art Porter. He also trains several horses for himself and his "Battle Night" won several races at .the current meet here. He is the son of the late Phil Bell and Mrs. Bell of North Street in Charles ToWn. Billy is also a baseball fan and ,never fails to ask us about how the Charles Town Legion team is making out whenever he visits here. Last Saturday Clairborne Car- ter's War Bracelet won t~he Joseph E. Snyder Memorial purse by two lengths as 6,900 .fans turned out for ,the final program of this high 'I:~ successful 44-day winter meet- lng. In the winner's circle ceremon- ies, Mrs. Jean Snyder, widow of the jockey who lost .his life .here in a £rack accident June 11, pres: eni~ed JoCkey 8mi, t~ with a hand some silver bowl in memory of her husband. Also there :to share t'he honors with Smith was Train er William Bell of Charles Town. Town Lec" April 1; Basketball and hol~se-raciiag had to give way. temporarily tO base- ball in Charles Town Thursday evening ~t least arodnd the Char.- les Town Legion Home as once again it was time for the Legion Post membership to decide' whe- eher ,to sponsor baseball again this coming Sum,mer and by a unan- imous vote of ,the large member- Ship .turnout, the Post's ,athletic corn,at,tee was at~t~horized ~o pro- ceed with plans for fielding a semi-pro baseball ~eam. To help finance the ,team sev- eral fund-raising .projects were suggested and discussed with ~the group approving the sale of season tickets .to all home Legion games as one of the Ibest projects. I,t is hoped that at least 100 season tickets can be sold at $10 each. The season ticket sale has .been carried out in past seasons, but a special effort will be made ,this .for a record sale. The Legion membership ,was in- 'ormed by Max Brown, sohedule- maker and pu~blicity director for ~the team that the Legion will open it's 1959 season on Sunday, May 3. Brown said ten,sUre plans are to get pre-season practice underway in early April. 'With a number (ff Service teams already signed to meet the Leg- ion in home games again this sea son there is every indica~on base- ball fans of Charles Town and the area will be offel:ed the same brand of top-notch semi-pro base ball ,the Legion has been serving up in past seasons. Brown said Service .teams which have ah'eady signed contracts to play the Legion in Charles Town are: Camp LeJeune, Bolling Air Force Base, u doubleheader with the Quantico Marines on July 19 and games ,wi,th Fort Myer and Andrews Air Force Base. Other set ~ice teams and a number cff strong semi-pro clu~bs of the East will be ,added to the schedule which is expected to num~ber at least 20 games, Brown ,said. Al, though most of the veteran staxters of last year's Legion team are expected to be back in uniform again this season, the one big spot the Legio will ’ind hard to fill will be the ca~hing post which was left vacant w~i,th the depart- ure of big John Pratico from Char les. Town to his hometown in New Jersey. Pr~tico, by far ?,he best defensivve ,backstopper in the area, and last season a po~er a~t :the bwt for 'the Legion, espe’lully in hi’ting the long ball, iS not ex- ~aected to be back and Legion of, ,flcials axe now scouting around for a good replacement. One new 'add~tion which the Le’ion is exl~ected Co have is Ray Doyle, a former outstanding hit- WItERE, WHEN THEY PLAY TONIGHT (THURSDAY) Charles Town at Moorefield FRIDAY Martinsburg at Romney St. Joe vs Hedgesville, MHS gym i Charles Town at Musselman Shepherdstown at Harpers Ferry 4Berkeley Springs at Warren Co. i Page Jackson at Spingarn Shepherd at Potomac State MONDAY Shepherdstown at Williamsport TUESDAY Martinsburg at Charles Town Hedgesville at Harpers Ferry Musselman at St. Joseph's Douglas High at Page Jackson Tonight (Thursday)begins the final big week of scholastic cage activity before sectional tourna- ment time rolls around and in- dications are that some of the best action of .the season ~has been sav- ed until the last with a ,total of 14 games set to be played invol- ving sectional teams between now and .the end of the next week. By this time next week Shep- herd College and Harpers Ferry and Page Jackson High schools will have wound up their 1958-59 regular season play and come Fri day night, Feb. 20, others will be closing out seasonal play. Before this general exodus, how ever, Charles Town High School will be hitting the hardwoods three times within a week. They take the spotlight all to themsel- ves tonight when they travel .to Moorefield ~or a. return game with the Moorefield .YeLlow jackets. In the first meeting of the two ,teams staged on the Charles Town High gymnasium early in the season, the Harmison-coached Pant,hers scored a thrilling last-minute one- point decision over the Moorefield boys. Although there have been times in recen, t games that the Panthers have shown great offen- sive power, it has not been con- sistent and so the Panthers will undoubtedly be in for another rough evening at Moorefield. Most Action Friday night will find the most action of ’nis late season cage • card with a total of seven games on tap. And .headlining the action will he the Shepherds,own-Hat, pars Ferrycou~y~b~tle to be wag i ed'in Harpers Ferry and the Chat les Town-Musselman game at Mus selman. Shepherds.own holds two victor ies over Harpers Ferry to date, one pons0r i,/ ,ter and infkelder uf SharpsbUrg (Md.) Club of the S0u~h Mounbain League, who .played last season with a Philadelohla farm club in in tournament play and another in Shepherds,own, but since these batAles the Tigers have become stronger and the Cardinals weak- er. The Cardinals have been hav- ing a tough time of it since the loss of Steve 'Williams through transfer and Kenny Waldeck through an ankle injury. On the other hand Charles Town should not have too much trouble taking the measure of ~he Musselman High cagers in spite of the steady improvement which the boys from Inwood have been ]showing. The Martinsburg High Bulldogs will run into a tough foe Friday Coach Jesse Riggleman's Shepherd College Rams will close out their 1858-59 cage season Friday night when they travel to Keyser for a return West Virginia Conference game with the Potomac State Catamounts. After this only the West Virginia Conference tourney action wi|l be on the schedule before the Rams hang up their cage togs. The Rams have enjoyed a fairly suc- ce~ful season with a record of eight wins and eight defeats. A number of the defeats which night when they travel to Romney\ the Rams were handed came as close ones. with another basket or two having easily turned the to meet the Pioneers for the first tide in favor of the Rams i~hstead of against them. Two members of the team---Bill Grant and time this season. T1]e Romney Wayne Barr, the scoring aces for the Rams will be playing their final regular season game Friday team has been all season one of night as both are seniors. Members of the team as shown above are. left to right:---Jerry tlannis. the highest scoring and most powLeo Beshield. Ron Pyles, Paul Williams, Wayne Barr, Louis Close, Bill (;rant, Harry Hamf. C, ene erful teams in Eastern West Vir-IBacker. Paul Swartz, Jim Conner and Sam Kunninger. On February 17, the Shepherd Rams will go ginia, having lost only two gamest~) Buckhannon for the annual West Virginia Intercollegiate Conference tournament in which once to Keyser and once to Ridgel they will' meet Beckley College at 7:00 p. m. the night of February 18. ey. ......... The Hedgesv~lleHighcagerswill Charlei Town Falter: After James Wood FG F Pts. once again be playing St. Joseph's Adams, f ............5 5-7 15 this time in the Martinsburg High ] Carter. f ........... 1 0-O 2 gymnasium while Berkeley Springs meet the Warren County High cag ers. The Shepherd College Rams will close out the regular season play with a return trip to Keyser to meet the Potomac State Cata- mounts in a return engagement and Page Jackson Higl-f of Char- les Town will travel to Washing- ton, D. C. for a return game with the powerful Spingarn High team r~ted as .the third best team in Me tropolitan Washington. Monday , night Shepherdstown will travel to Williamsport, &id. for the only action that night. Then Tuesday night the big one will be Charles Town and Martins- burg on the Charles Town floor in a return game. The Hedgesville-Harpers Ferry battle at Harpers Ferry Tuesday night will also be a round of ex- citement as will the Musselman- St. Joe" batt.le in Martinsburg. Potomac Little League Will Meet Monday In Shepherdst0wn Regular monthly meeCtng-bf lao,, tomac Little League will be held at War Memorial Building, Shep- herdstown, W. Vs. on Monday, February~16th at 7:30 p. m. Team officials, Managers .Sponsors Par- ents and all other persons inter- ested in league activities are urged to attend. : Rklph M. Johnson, Secy. the New York area. Doyle, a prod uct of sandlot baseball in Boons- ,boro, Md. hasenrolled at Shep- herd College and at the present does not plan to return to the Phillies farm organization this Summer. Drtve CAREFULLY. The LIFE YOU Save M~ty Be YOUR OWN. The Charles Town High Pan- thers, playing on their home floor Tuesday evening, started off like they were dead set on gaining re- venge for ~ previous defeat they had been handed by the James Wood High Colonials of Winches- ter, Vs.. but after they had run up an 18-11 first period lead, fal- tered and wound up on the short end of a 67-49 decision. In the first of the twin-bill at- traction the Charles Town Jun- ior Varsity cagers got the local fans in a good mood at the outset by scoring a 40-19 victory over the James Wood Junior Varsity with Langdon leading the way for the little Panthers. With Eismon rolling in four field goals, Ranalli two and Burns and Spinks one each, the Pan- thers were playing rings around the Colonials. In the second period, however, the Colonials came up with the hot scoring hand as Adams and Hot, began to hit from the floor and scored 14 out of 18 points. At the same time only single field goals by Eismon and Burns gave the Panthers any scores at all. The third period was played much on even terms with James Wood rolling in six field goals and six fouls for 18 points, while Char les Town scored five fielders and seven ~oul shots. In the final period the Colonials really rolled, outscoring the Pan- thers 20-10, after both Eismon and Burns had ,fouled out of the game, Eismon led the sc6ring for Char les Town with 12 ,points, with Adams and Sprinkle each netting 15 ,points to lead the James Wood attack. The boxscore: Charles Town FG F Pts. Wilt, f .............. 3 3-4 9 Skinner, f .......... 1 1-1 3 Spinks, f ........... 2 6-8 10 Fleming, f ..........1 0-0 2 Eismon, c .......... 5 2-2 12 Burns, g ............ 3 0-0 6 Coffman, g .......... 0 0-O 0 Ranalli, g .......... 3 0-0 6 Frye, g ............. 0 1-2 1 Bentz, g ............ 0 0-0 O Totals ...........18 13-17 49 | Hot,, f ............. 5 4-4 14 Hummer, f .......... 0 O-0 0 Sprinkle, c ... ....... 7 1-1 15 Smockley, c ........ .. 0 0-0 0 Hockman, g ........ 3 1-2 7 Hepler, g .......... 0 ;-1 1 Lee, g .............. 5 3-4 13 Totals ...........26 15-19 67 READ TIlE CLASSIFIEDS READ THE SPIRIT*ADVOCATE For --All Seasons • . . 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