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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1978 Cougars Draw First Round Bye In Section 2 Tourney Play VIEWS By MAX BROWN L FEB. 20: The upcoming I basketball clash which will take at the Coliseum in Morgantown on Mon- b naOt only as a spectacle for state fans, nza for the athletic departments of The Huntington School 'Marshall 1,600 tickets for the game, a sell- last month. The contest will get un- at 8:00 p.m. and will be televised over, Sports Network. This is the ONE m west Virginia has been waiting for, many years and you can be sure there a vacant seat in the Coliseum when it's As to our guess at a winner, we'll but will also take time out to tell Gardner to have his bags packed to move should the Thundering Herd on top. This one is a MUST for the make no mistake about it. The are definitely on the line. a r00r. |M  ?.ason, the Shevherd College Women's etl)a ,- |w/r_ II team has been "improving with ,!][_garne , according to Coach Anne Jones aSt wee - , m:;. 1 tr' kend the team faced a three-game m l'' lp, taking them to Alderson-Broaddus .:-e, Gleville State and Salem College The 0000wsw00over " "' leg e_ . Potomac State, Dickinson enm d Fai.rm.ont. "Our assets include depth , nAl- morale. We are a young team and have |k/r']k,'f together very well as a unit. Now we'll -T  Work on versatility", the coach said. A NEW ONE: Sportscaster Fred 'eva as he sees 'era -- on and off the sitting near the Airline players' bench at a basketball game in Iowa City, mja blocking call that he couldn't , what about charging?' Hagen official turned, looked at Hagen whistle. Technical foul. Hagen the official. He said a technical foul the member of the media his press pass. The official ined that since Hagen was sitting bench, he was part of the and subject to the rules. "I the first sportscaster to get a he said, as he headed back to his his nightly broadcast. BID REJECTED: Jockey Jesse several riding titles here and Shenandoah Downs race with many friends in this area, was week in an effort to have his se re-instated. Robert Banning, Racing Commission, vote in a 3-2 decision to bid for re-instatement. We have received annual Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to- will be held this year on 11, on the beautiful Woodley Va., on U.S. Route 340. Course is the only course on the Circuit where spectators have a course from the reserved this year's races Dunning, Jr,, and William P. secretary is Mrs. William P. BIDSFOR RACING: Advocates of In our nighboring state of another bid to legalize the legislature, and are conceded success than in the past. A to the Virginia Raymond R. Guest, Jr., owner and breeder. New Dalton pledged support of racing during his Should the bill pass the and be signed by the ll must pass a statewide vember to become law. J _ OPEN: While there's in these parts, there is a hint Week as major league baseball up in the spring training officially opened last February 28 all 26 major begun the task of getting the long summer grind Martinsburg To Host Keyser March 7; Jefferson High To Meet Winner In Finals, March 9 Plans for the section 2, Region game. Should Martinsburg win III schoolboy basketball tour- as is expected, the Bulldogs will nament were made Friday at a then come to Jefferson High meeting of representatives of School to battle the Cougars for the three schools involved in this the Sectional crown and the right sectional play -- Martinsburg, to move up to Regional tour- Keyser and Jefferson High nament play. Schools. However, should Keyser upset Once again, as has been the the Bulldogs in Martinsburg on custom in the past several years March 7, then the Jefferson with only three schools par- Cougars would have to travel to ticipating, there will be a split Keyser for the championship tournament with action to take game. place at two different sites wiI Admission to all tournament the place for the tournament games will be $1.50 for students finals not being determined until and $2.50 for adults with only it has been decided who will be adult tickets being sold at the participating, door the nights of the game. The opening round of tour- Tournament officials are urging nament play will be Tuesday the purchase of tickets at the evening, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in schools in advance of tour- the Martinsburg fieldhouse with nament play, since only a cer- the Martinsburg High Bulldogs, tain number of tickets will be rated as one of the top schoolboy sold over-all. teams in the state, playing host The winner of the tournament to the Keyser High Golden will be presented a trophy, as Tornadoes. Ray Waldo, prin- will the runner-up, but the only cipal of Martinsburg High other awards presented will be School, will serve as director of to the seven-player All- te tournament game. Tournament team, which will be Then on Thursday evening, named. May 9, the championship game Officials for tournament play will be played, with the winner of will be designated by the W. Va. theTuesday night game meeting Secondary Schools Activities the Jefferson High Cougars, also  Commission as was done last one of the rated teams in West i season. Virginia this season, who drew a John Haynes of Keyser High, first round bye in tournament is the over-all director of tour- play. nament play, but the principal of The site for this game will not the school where the tournament be determined until the outcome games are played, will be of the Martinsburg - Keyser director of those games. Jefferson Cougars Defeat Loudoun County Time; Jayvees Drop Close One 'REYNOLDS GOES FOR LAYUP: The above picture shows Jefferson's Jeff Reynolds as he went in for a layup shot against the Loudonn County High Raiders Friday night in the Leesburg High gymnasium. Also shown in the picture in the background is No. 23 Harry Barker, along with several Loudoun County players. (Photo by Erroli Leslie) The Jefferson High Varsity quarter left to play, he left the Cougars deployed a combination game and he never returned. of a well-balanced scoring at- Jefferson held a 3522 lead at tack and fine defense to chalk up halftime, having shot well from a 66-52 victory over the Londonn both the flour -- 12 of 25, and County High Raiders in from the foul line -- 11-15. Leestmrg, Va., Friday night for In the third period, Jefferson their 9th victory of the season encountered some shooting against three defeats. This was problems themselves, hitting on the second win of the season for only 4 of 12 shots from the floor. the Cougars over the Raiders But with the Raiders being and the outcome of the battle harrassed by the Jefferson was not seriously in doubt from defense, they also were way off the first quarter, one when in their shooting. But the Jefferson moved out to a 16.6 Raiders did manage to whittle early lead. the Cougar lead to 47-41, but then The Cougars utilized a 2-3 Jefferson switched to a full court defense most of the way in press and stopped the charge of holding the Raiders to 52 points, the Raiders. while at the same time, Bruce Kevin Roman slammed home Sbanton, Mike Gibson, Kevin onebreakaway and five straight Roman, Junior Grantham and times the Cougars had three.on- Jeff Reynolds, all scored in one breaks that they capitalized double figures, on either from the field or from The defense forged Loudonn the foul line. Coutity to shoot from the outside From a 47-41 game the score and off-balance they were able shot up to 58-41 on all layups or to hit on only three shots in 19 in foul shots by Jefferson. the first period. When the Jefferson finished with a 23- Cougar lead mounted to 28-12 in for-47 shewing from the field as the second period, Raider coach compared with Loudoun put Blue Oliver on the Cougar Cotmty's19-for-70effortthatwas player taking the ball out of pared to 13-for-58 when Oliver's bounds in a man-to-man press, stats were excluded. And Blue quicy came up with Jefferson claimed 35 rebounds three steals and three baskets, to Iadoun County's 24. pushing his point total to 13. But Londoun County won a 35-33 then with 5:30 of the second decision in the jayvee game as a i i - i i on the diamonds. The exhibition season begins on March 8 and the last exhibition game won't be played until April 6 -- the same day the major league season opens in Cincinnati. ]Swimmers Win I ]MonocacyAwardl The Hagerstown YMCA swim team captured the greatest number of awards of the 21 participating teams in the Monocacy Invitational AAU swim meet held at Walkersville High School on February 12. Seven local swimmers earned ribbons in the meet. Ribbons were awarded to the top eight finishers in each event. Jackie Willingbam claimed 2rid in the 15-18 50 free, 4th in the 100 free, and 7th in the 100 backstroke. Tad Carper was 4th in 100 breast, 5th in 200 IM., and 6tb in the 100 free in the boys 15- 18 division. Kadi Bozman was 4th in the 13-14 100 fly, 5th in the 100 free, and 6th in the 100 breast. Julie Benner was Ist in the II- 12 girls 100 I.M. and 3rd in 50 back. Tracy Kidwell was 6th in the 50 free and Lisa Titus was 6th in the I00 I.M., both in the 11-12 age group. Larry Reed was Ist in the 11-12 boys 100 I.M., 2nd in the 50 back, and 4th in the 50 fly. SIo-Pitch Softball League Meeting Feb. 20 There will be a meeting of the officers, directors and team managers in the Jefferson County Slo-Pitch Softball League Monday, February 20, at the office of the Halltown Paperboard Company. President Bill Blackford said the meeting will begin at 7:30 and it is hoped everyone interested in league play this coming Sum- mer, will be present. last-second shot was in the net as the horn sounded. Jefferson was ahead 33-31 when Loudoun County scored with 35 seconds remaining to knot it at 33-33. The Cougars used the clock down to five seconds when they were fouled. The subsequent free throw was missed and the Raiders called a time out with four seconds remaining and 88-feet to negotiate for a chance at a winning basket. Ram Cagers Defeated By West Liberty The Shepherd College Ram cagers, who have fallen on hard times in the past several weeks with injuries and several heart- breaking defeats just as the final buzzer sounded, ran into more hard luck Thursday night, February 9, in Wheeling and they dropped an 85-73 decision to the West- Liberty College Hilltoppers. The defeat in this W, Va. Intercollegiate Conference battle, sent the Rams' Con- ference record to an even up 6-6 and their over.all seasonal mark to 13-7. Earlier in the season, Shepherd had scored a victory over the Hilltoppers in Shepherdstown, but this time the Hilltoppers jumped out to a big fwst half lead and stayed in front all the way. Coach Bob Stsrkey's Rams did come up with a strong rally coming down the home stretch, but bad free throw shooting, along with an assessment of four technical fouls,s topped thier rally one point short of knotting the score. At one point in the first half, Shepherd trailed by as many as 15 pots. In the final minutes of the game, the Rams came to within one point of knotting the score on three different oc- casions, the last one with just two minutes to play and trailing by only a 74-73 margin. But in the final minutes, West Liberty got some fine shooting from Harvey Sims, and this coupled with the poor Ram foul shooting, permitted the Hilltoppers toopen a scoring gap of 12 points prior to the final Ixum, Shepherd led in the game only by a 2-0 score at e outset. i The Rams outgoaled West i Liberty, 33-28, but were muted at the foul line where West Liberty made 29 of 45 to only seven of 16 for Shepherd. Phil Lewton of West Liberty led all scorers with 25 points. He nuu]e 10 of II shots from the field. Sims had 21 points - 15 in the second half - and Bill Napolitano added 11. The Hilltoppers made 28 of 54 shots from the floor. Spencer, who scored 11 in the second half, finished with 15 points and nine rebounds for the Rams who return home Saturday to host tough West l Virginia State. CHARLES TOWN CELTIC CHEERLEADERS BEST IN TOURNEY The Cheerleading squad of the Charles Town Celtics Midget League basketball team, shown above, were voted as the most outstanding cheerleading squad at the annual Harpers Ferry Midget League tournament staged last weekend in the Harpers Ferry Junior High gymnasium. They are as shown with their championship trophy. Kneeling, left to right -- Lisa Bennett, Lucy Kratz, and Melissa Baldo. Back row, standing, left to right - Missy Page, Cheryl Potter, Debbie Fisher and Rene Creager. Amy Watson, another member of the squad, was not present when the picture was taken. Standing in back is Mrs. Lewis Fisher, advisor to the cheerleading squad. (Photo by Tim Sinn) Mike Gibson Leads. Cougars To Another Decisive Win Over Fauquier County High Mike Gibson, one of the best all-around schoolboy basketball players in the section, area and state, turned in an outstanding game Wednesday night, February 8, in WarrenLon, Va., in leading the Jefferson High Cougars to a decisive 70-50 victory over the Fauquier County High team. The victory was the 8th of the season for the Cougars as against three defeats and it was the second one-sided one which they have registered against the Virginians this season. In the above picture, taken by Errol Leslie, Gibson, who scored a total of 21 points .and also pulled down 20 rebounds in the game, is shown taking an outside jump shot from the corner, going over the outstretched hand of a Fauquier County defender. Also shown in the picture is another Fauquier County cager, with Jefferson's F=evin Roman, to the extreme left in the picture. Once again, the Cougars, coached by Tim Brinkley, turned in another defensive period and were leading by onh a slim 17-16 margin. But from then on the Cougars dominated the game, rolling out to a 34-19 halftime lead and a 51-35 margin at the end o"f three periods. The Cougars were so far out in front, Coach Brinkley was able to use every player in the final period and still they outscored Fauquier County. In addition to the 21 points scored by Gibson, Kevin Roman and Bruce Shanton also scored in double figures for the Cougars with Roman hitting for 12 and Shanton 10. Roman also had 10 rebounds. Shepherd t The Shepherd College Cagers, game, limiting the home team to who have been having more just three points in the second hard luck losing games at the period and 16 points in the "buzzer" this season than second half. .possibly any other West Virginia The Cougars got off to a Conference team, turned the somewhat slow start in the first tables Monday night in Fair- FRANK'S LEETOWN GROCERY Now Specializing in Seafood We Now Have A New and Fast source of Seafood Supplies Such as Oysters, Shrimp, Croakers, Trout, Crab Meat. SPECL4L ORDERS ACCEPTED PHONE: 725- 2352 Feb.O.4.T 13 mont, and scored a last-second Conference victory over the Fairmont State Falcons by a 63- 62 score. It was only the second loss for Fairmont this season and their first on their home floor. For Shepherd it was their 15th victory as against 7 defeats and their 8th Conference win as against 6 defeats. It was a layup shot by Joe Spencer with only 6 seconds of. play remaining, which gave the Rams their big upset win and sweet revenge for a defeat which the Falcons handed them on January 16 at the Shepherd College gym in the closing seconds of the battle. Spencer, who has come through in the clutch on numerous occasions for the Rams this season, scored a total of 20 points in the game and grabbed off 7 rebounds. And his game winning score came after he had taken a pass from But- tons Walker. The Rams gained control of the ball after Vance Cart had made a foul shot. Cart, the second leading scorer in the W. Va. Conference had missed the first try of a two shot foul with 23 seconds of play. The Rams held Carr to just 10 points in the game. Fairmont led for most of the game, at one time by as much as ll points by a 21-10 margin. At halftime they were in front by a 37-28 score, as Fairmont shot at a 57-percent pace in the first half. But in the second half, it was i Shepherd that came up with the ! hot-shooting eyes, and with 13:23 i of the second half remaining, i they knotted the score at 46-36 on a layup by Spencer. Shepherd then went up by six before Cart got a hot hand and connected on three field goals to give Fairmont a 56-55 lead with six minutes of play remaining. Shepherd came back, however, to briefly retake the lead at 59-S8 and then in the next three minutes, the lead changed hands five times before Spencer made the game-winning goal.