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| SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY , 1978 High Teams In Spotlight Next Week In Civitan Tournament PORT NEWS & VIEWS By MAX TOURNAMENTS: Tom McDermott, real estate magnet, a man of many from the Shannondale area, drops by to t be too long now before he sets for his Icebreaker and Frostbite tour- Sleepy Hollow. Tom tells us that he been getting in a couple of practice and he'll be ready when the Robins FINISH: It was just that for Jefferson wrestling star, Don Mercer, who last week at Fairmont for the state meet to be held this weekend. Mercer in the 13S-pound class. The Cougars' experienced some tough luck when match, but suffered a dislocated In his fourth match. The Cougar team Was 471/z points. WILL NEED BEST: While the High Cougars apparently put it all in whipping a tough Loudoun Cage outfit, 60-52, they'll be more than here this Friday night to do the same When they face the talented Martinsburg t. Brinldey's crew will have to go deep bag in an effort to put this one in the Column and even the season with their the Orange and Black. If you haven't your ticket, you had better hurry. Hetzell has already announced that be any tickets sold at the door the game. This is more than a BIG ONE STILL TOPS: They are as is concerned in the state. night they edged Marshall U 80-73 in the of the two schools in some forty- on the basketball court. The exciting Was staged in the Coliseum in and good that it was for the a crowd of over 12,000 who favorites on both teams loudly the heated battle. Truly a financial both schools, the schedule-makers off their dark-colored glasses and this one and drop weak sisters who prove weak and gate attractions which will not bill. BASEBALL: Bill Veeck is good and be's proving it for the third Chicago White Sox. Last year the candidate for last place in the They led the league most of the fell to an admittedly talent- City club in late August. At- in Chicago reached an ll- would you believe it? Veeck is gate this year. His and trades have been shrewd and Open to all comers. Veeck goes out answers the telephone himself in telethons. Fans like him, , know he is always trying and is a the game and its players. The in one or two seasons he has clubs take five years of achieve _ or not achieve! Bob manager, gets a good share Coo Artist Trades Discount Car Brokers, located on U.S. Route 340, just east of Charles Town, was conned out of a 1976 Corvette with silver and maroon stripes Saturday, by a man who stopped at the establishment and said he wanted to try out the Corvette. He was driving a new Lincoln Continental and he left that car there while he supposedly was trying out the Corvette. But' when the man did not return with the Corvette, an in- vestigation was started by State Police and it was found the Continental had been stolen in Massachusetts. James J. McGrath, owner and operator of DL'ount Brokers, said the man indicated he just wanted to take the Corvette for a 'short trial run, but he kept on going, The Continental had license plates on it from several states, i Junj E Charge Two Tournaments Will Be Staged Concurrently At Jefferson High March 1.2-4 Although the post-season high school tournaments are still two weeks away, the Junior High teams of the county and section will take over a part of the sectional basketball spotlight next week when four 8th grade and six 9th grade teams par- ticipate in the 8th annual Jef- ferson Civitan Junior High cage tournaments to be staged in the Jefferson High gymnasium on March 1-2 and March 4. As of Tuesday, all tournament games were scheduled to be played at night, but tournament officials said if the energy i situation becomes any more critical, they may have to be switched to daytime games. But no decision will be made on any switch in tournament times until late this week, it was stated. There will actually be two separate tournaments running concurrently, with four junior high 8th grade teams battling for the championship in one tour- nament and the 9th graders of six junior high schools in the section participating in the other tournament. Harry Barker, director of athletics at Charles Town Junior High School, along with Edgar P. "Buddy" Smoot, are serving s co-directors of the tour- nament, said one 8th grade and one 9th grade battle will take place each night, with the two championship games to be played Sat. night, March 4. Participating in the 8th grade tournament will be Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Berkeley Springs and Shepherdstown. The participants in the 9th grade action will be Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepberdstown, Mussulman, Berkeley Springs and Martinsburg. The schedule of action ac- cording to the tournament drawings staged last week will be as follows: Wed., March 1, at 6:lG p.m., Charles Town and Harpers Ferry 8th graders; Berkeley Springs and Musselman 9th graders at 7:45 p.m. and Shepherdstown and Martinsburg 9th graders at 9 p.m. Thurs. night, March 2, it will be Berkeley Springs and Shepherdstown 8th graders in the opening game at 8:15; Harpers Ferry's 9th graders who drew a first round bye and the winner of the Berkeley Springs - Mussulman game of Wednesday night in the second game at 7:45 p.m. and Charles Town's 9th graders who drew a fwst round bye, meeting the winner of the Martinsburg - Shepherdstown 9th grade battle of Wednesday night, 9 p.m. Then, after a break on Friday night, the tournament action will he resumed Saturday night, with the playing of the 8th grade championship game at 7 p.m. and the 9th grade championship game at 8:30 p.m. With completion of tour- nament play, trophies will be awarded to both the cham- pionship and runner-up team in l each division of play, along with a trophy for the best I cheerleaders in each division of play. Small trophies will also be awarded to the eight players named on the all-tournament teams for each tournament. There will also he a small trophy presented to the best cheerleader in each division of play. of l Admission to each session tournament play will be 75 cents for students and $1.25 for adults, with all tickets to be sold at the door the night of the games. Officials for tournament play will be Charles Branson, J. Kafton, Ed Fincham, Kim Reid, ROger Grubbs, Merle Spickler,' Kenny Anders and Ron Jamison. The Shepherdstown Junior High Jayvee cagers are the defending champions in the 8th grade competition, having defeated Berkeley Springs in the final last year, while the Charles Town Junior High Varsity cagers, or 9th cagers, are the defending champions in this division. In fact, only once in the seven years of tournament has the Charles Town Junior High Varsity failed to win. And with a perfect 14-0 record this season and only one game left to he played Friday afternoon, Cougals Play Fine Game To Beat Vikings, The Jefferson High Cougars knew they were going to have to shake off the flu bug which bad been bothering .them for two games, and play their best ball of the season to defeat the Loudoun Valley High Vikings in Purcellville, Va., on Saturday night if they were to win, and they did just that. They turned in what their head coach, Tim Brinkley, said was their best game of the season and brought back to Jefferson County a 60-52 victory, their second of the l season over the Vikings and their 12th win as against three defeats. While Mike Gibson, the scoring and rebounding star of the Cougars, was boxed in most of the game by the Vikings' defense, in the home stretch it" was Gibson who widened the -slim margin the Cougars held to the point victory was certain. And in the above picture, Mike Gibson, No. 42, is shown going up for a layup in the home stretch to increase the Cougar lead. Bruce Shanton, No. 10, is shown under the basket ready to grab the rebound in case the shot should misfire. (Photo by Errol leslie) Jefferson held a slim 15-12 first period lead and widened the margin to five points by half- time. But then Loudoun Valley outscored Jefferson 11-10 in the third period and 23-19 in the final period. Shanton was the top scorer for the Cougars with 18 points, while Gibson had 13 and Victor Cart had 11. Vada Smith led the Vikings with 15 points and Kenny Baltimore had 14. The loss was only the 5th in 20 games for the Vikings. Varsity Cagers the tournament favorites again this season. The Charles Town Junior High Jayvees, or 8th graders, are also favored to win the Jayvee tournament this year as they will be taking a 15-0 record into tournament play. Jefferson Cougars Have Easy Time Stopping Tumey Ashby only 14 points in the first half of play, while their offense rolled in 30 to create what proved to be the winning margin. It was a slow-starting Jef- ferson team against the Ashby cagers, and more than five minutes of the first period had been played before Mike Gibson put the Cougars on the scoreboard, Then Jefferson hit for eight consecutive points and Shade Bishop Ireton 52-48 For 13th Victory The Jefferson High Varsity eagers, who had trouble trying to get the Bishop Ireton cagers re-scheduled so they could meet them this year, finally did Monday afternoon on the Jef- ferson High hardwoods and they had almost as much trouble heating them as they did getting the contest played. The Cougars managed to edge the boys from Alexandria, Va., by a 52-48 score, but not before the Bishops i gave them a good scare. In fact, it was a technical foul called on the Bishop Ireton It was a flu-bitten bunch of Jefferson High Cougars who played host Friday night to the Turner Ashby High eagers of Virginia, but they still had enough get up and go left to defeat the Virginians by a 60-53 margin and pick up their llth victory of the season as against three defeats. The above picture taken by Errol Leslie shows Jefferson's Junior Grantham, No. 40, firing away at the basket from the corner, while No. 52 Kevin Roman, of the Cougars, tries to get position under the offensive board for a rebound in the event the slut did not hit. It was a great defensive effort by the Cougars in the first half of play which made the difference in the battle as Jefferson pulled out to a big iT-point lead and the held a 12-4 first period lead. In the second period, senior Vie Corr hR for six points to pace the Cougars to a 30-14 halftime lead. And in the third quarter, the Cougars again outscored Turner Ashby 18-10, and this built up the Jefferson lead enough so they were able to hold on for the win. Jefferson did not enjoy a good shooting night, hitting for only : 41,3 percent Of their shots. And at the free throw line, the Cougars were just as cold, hitting only 12 of 25 attempts or 48 percent. Gibson sparked the Cougars offensively with 18 points, while Roman had 12 and Cart II. Chris Newman led the scoring for Bishop Ireton with IS points. In the preliminary Jayvee contest, the little Cougars also chalked up a 54-M victory, with Mark Rudolph leading his team to victory with 18 points. David Leslie had 10 for the Cougars. FRANK'S Lm0WN 0R0Bff Now Specializing in Seafood We Now Have A New and Fast cagers late in the third period that actually turned the tide of the battle completely in favor of the Cougars. Jefferson was ahead by just two points, when the Bishop Ireton bench was hit by a technical foul. The Cougars made two technical shots and also hit on a short jumper when they got the ball back and as the quarter ended, they were out in front by a 45-35 margin. And that was the difference in the ball game even though Bishop Ireton outscored Jefferson in the home stretch. It was the 13th victory for the Cougars as against three defeats. Gibson and Bruce Shanton led the scoring for the Cougars with 11 points apiece while Carr bad eight, Grantbam 5 and Barkex and Reynolds, 4 each. Shepherd led the scoring for Bishop Ireton with 19 points. There are those ready to lead those ready to be led. Chades Town J'. High Cage Teams All Remain Unbeaten With Wins Over Harpers Ferry All three Charles Town Junior iHigh cage teams remained unbeaten Tuesday as the result of having scored victories Monday afternoon over the Harpers Ferry Junior High cagers in a tripleheader played on the Charles Town Junior High hardwoods. And the unbeaten Panther teams stand a very good chance of winding up with ,perfect seasons as they have only one more home game to play with the Shepherdstown teams on Firday afternoon in Charles Town Earlier in the season, all three : Charles Town teams scored victories over the Shepherd- stown teams in Shepherdstown and they hope to repeat this feat Friday on their home floor. A victory for the Charles Town Junior High Varsity cagers 'Friday would give them a 15-0 record; for the Panther 8th graders it would be 16-0 and for  the 7th graders, 10-0. And this would mark the first time in the history of Charles Town Junior High School that the school has bad three unbeaten basketball teams in the same season. And as far as is known, it will mark the first time any junior high school in the section has ac- complished such a record. Playing before a near capacity crowd Monday afternoon, the Charles Town Varsity cagers, coached by Harry Barker, opened the action against the Tiger Varsity with a 41-29 vic- 11 source visitors just could not catch up. of Seafood Supplies Such The Cougars had been han-II\\;as Oysters, Shrimp, Croakers,  SOUTHERN tAt= 1 d lpped all week by ha 'vi..iJJ  Trout, Crab Meat. I1 """" been hit with the flu !11%E 00P'J oug00 Clmrles Town Coolmmtive only six players getting y CIAL ORDERS ACCEPTED practice. And when the tghraeejl =uaA,,a- .,,,,. ,,,,,... 1H P"" hn$on, W.Va. - I01H:725-1311 [ CougarStarted FridaYstartersnight,were nreestill I! ['HUNk." I Z3 " Z,J00 Z ILl00 I The Jefferson defense gave v Jefferson High Jayvees Defeat Bishop Ireton Cagers 53-40 The Jefferson High Jayvee cagers, who have dropped a number of close and hard-luck ball games this season scored a 53-40 victory over the Bishop Ireton High Jayvees of Alexandria, Va., Monday af- ternoon on the Jefferson High hardwoods, in the first half of a doubleheader attraction which was moved from a night game to a day battle due to the cur-! tailment of energy. And in the above picture, Mark Rudolph, No. 33 of the Cougars, takes a shot from outside the Bishop Ireton defense as Greg Flowers, No. 32 for the Cougars get set to go for the rebound in case the shot misses. In this instant, Rudolph hit on one of the 11 points he registered during the game. Annual Meeting DATE: February 28th TIME: Business Meeting at 8:00 PM PLACE: JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL POINT: $honondooh Junction,W.Va. All members and patron= are invited to attend and hear reperts on Southern States and local operations. Plan to take pert in the busin of YOUR cooperative. Grcg Flowers led the scoring for the little Cougars with 19 points. He also pulled down eight rebounds to he the outstanding star of the game. In addition to Ids" II points, Rudolph grabbed off six rebounds; David Leslie scored 9 points and have 5 rebounds for the Cougars, while Jimmy Myers had an out- standing floor game with three steals and 6 rebounds. Dyer was the leading scorer for the Bishops with 15 points. (Photo by Errol Leslie) SOUTHERN STATES tory. The two teams battled through a low-scoring 6-6 first period deadlock, but in the second period, Charles Town, led by iKeith Carley, roiled in a total of 16 points while holding the Harpers Ferry boys to just seven to hold a 22-13 halftime margin Coach Harry Barker's boys also ouiscored the little Tigers in the third period 9-4, and although the Tigers outscored them 12-10 in the final period, the Panthers' lead was too much. Carley led the scoring for Charles Town with 12, 10 of which came in the second quarter, while Ernest Hester bad 7; Smith and Hill, 6 each; Nicewaroer and Clem, 3 each; Ramsburg 2, and Benner 1. Grove led the scoring for Har- pers Ferry with 9 points, while Ott had 6; Palmer 4; White and Hicks, 3 each, and Dunn and Robinson, 1 each. In the second game of the afternoon, Coach Meredith Polen's 8th grade Panthers blasted the Harpers Ferry 8th graders by a decisive 54-15 score for their 15th consecutive victory witt t a defeat The Panthers jumped out to a 7-2 first period lead and from then on just blew the little Tigers out of the gym as they scored easily while holding Harpers Ferry in check. By halflime, Charles Town had rolled to a 25-9 Turn To Page 12