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OF JEFFERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE FEBRUARY 27, 1969 SECTION--B SPORTS SECTION *' Complete Local And Sectional Coverage DON RENTCH -- SPORTS EDITOR BROWN TOWN'S classy Purple Panthers are ninth in the West Virginia scholastic poll taken msociated Press. The Panthers are facing their of the season tonight, (Thursday), The Bulldogs, known for their rough at home, are in an 'upset' frame of mind for who take a sparkling 18-1 record into the a 15-game winning streak THE 60 degree temperature last Satur- at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a golfers, Junior Jones, Russ Miller, Bill Donald Noland, Charlie Clendening and A1 ,got in 36 holes of golf both days and were all lots of action this week before returning home t KOVENS wasn't around last Saturday Barbara Joe Rubin, the 19-year-old "Miss" in the saddle to mark up her initial, win at the Charles Town Turf Club. He was in Cal attending a convention of Racing before moving on down the coast to for a few days of golf and sunshine :WOOLEY, former 'voice' of Shenandoah Downs, races at Delaware Park this year. He will Hannon who resigned to work at the New YOUNGSTER who was stricken with polio jusLelev m years of age, you would cert- s y that pretty 19-year old Barbara Joe along way in her fight back to not only health, but well on her way to becoming one female jockeys in the country. Barbara Joe dreaded disease with all the same determin- manifested on her way to becoming a jack- she's won them both. Regardless of her suc- She rides again, and that could be at Charles either Friday or Saturday night, Barbara hearts of some : 0,000 fans who left the that they had gotten their money's worth. not hesitant in letting their husbands know Jo had shown the men that race-riding a man's world FIRST win in the nation for a girl jockey, oe Rubin brought tons of publicity, nation- Town, the Eastern Panhandle and West to mention Irv Koven's Turf Club Track, a large amount of personal success for her- 19-year-old "miss" was on the 'Today Show' morning and scheduled for an appearance of America' as well as a date on the Ed later on. Turf Club officials have been de- uests for personal appearances of Barbara jockey with a first here last Saturday has become a first, all over the Country DID OUR Maryland racing neighbors like Saturday night or heard early Sunday didn't It is no secret to this writer Joe was all set to make her debut in a reg- pari-mutuel wagering at a Maryland coming 'down' to Charles Town, but some L sonde manner, the script got misplaced Too can console yourselves and remem- Colts, thcre'll be another day COLLEGE, the perennial pushover in College Conference Tourney, suffered tough luck this year. The Rams, playing a heartbreaker to West Liberty, 79-77. former Loudoun Valley star who leads department, was forced out of when he suffered a hard fall." The an old hex that dates back decades. advanced to the second round only once of competition in WVC ARGUMENT: While it was expected move on the part of North Hag- School for it's forfeiting of their scheduled night, Feb. 21, with the Frederick, be resented by.Fr erick fans and of the Tri-State League, it was not ex- followers of both schools would take the enough to hurt some people physically, we understand, did happen Sunday youths were hospitalized in Hagers- of a heated argument over the forfeit. youths was from Hagerstown and from Frederick THE MAIL: Jerry West, the former star, earns around $100,000 a year, plus from a sportswear company, an a foot preparation, so we understand. on the coast that he may retire at the year, but has not as yet completely mind NOTE that Johnny Welaj, one of our in major league baseball dat- Turn To Page 2:B !ii! Hedg The Charles Town High Fresh- men will be the first Charles Town team to move into post-sea- son tournament action as they will be one of four teams partici- pating in the Junior High cage tournament to be staged in the Martinsburg High gymnasium this Friday and Saturday night. The other participatil~g teams will be Martinsburg North and South Junior High Varsities and the Hedgesville Junior High eagers. When drawings for tournament play were made several weeks ago, North Junior High of Mar- tinsburg became pitted against Hedgesville in the opening tour- nament game Friday night at 7 o'clock with Charles Town and South Junior High meeting in the second game at 8:30. Saturday night, March 1, the two Friday nigh~ losers will meet in the first game at 7 pxn. and the two winners will tangle in the championship game trophies will be presented to the tourna- ment champions and the runner- up. A trophy will also be pre- sented to the best cheerleaders of the tournament and also the most valuable player. Admission prices for each ses- sion of tournament play will be 50 cents for students and $1 for adults with the tournament pro- ceeds to be divided equally among the four l~articipating teams. Kastle's Retain Lead In Brunswick League With Win Over Badger The Kastle Ladies bowling team of Charles Town, managed to hold onto first place in the Brunswick Major Duckpin Bowling League Thursday night, Feb. 20 by scor- ing a 3-1 victory over another team of Jefferson County ladies Barbara Jo Rubin To Ride Second Time Friday In 9th Race Barbara Jo Rubin, the 19-year- old Florida girl who wrote a new page in thoroughbred racing his- story last Saturday night at the Charles Town Race course when she became the first woman rider to win a horse race in this cou- ntry, will be going after her sec- ond victory Friday night when she makes her second appearance in the 9th race at Charles Town Race course. Barbara Jo will be riding Reely Big, the horse which finished sec and in the big feature race last Saturday night. She has drawn the No. 6 post position. Neither the horse which Barbara Jo rode to .victory nor Kathy Keely, the other horse that gave Barbara Jo real competition in her first race, will be in the race. The Shepherdstown High Card- inals, who started off their 1968-I 69 season on a most unsucessfulI note, then hit a winning tune for] a time, wound up the season Friday night much in the same manner as they started by dropp- ing a 70-47 Bi-State Conference decision to the Musselman High Applemen on the Sh~pherdstown High hardwoods. The defeat, the second of the week for the Cardinals, and their 14th loss in 20 games, was a cam paratively easy one for the &pple men from early in the battle as they quickly rolled to a 38-18 lead and stayed in front all the way. The Cardinals experienced one ef their poorest shooting nights of the season, hitting only 20 of 75 shots for a very poor 27-per cent mark. At the same time Musselman was enjoying a fairly grad night from the floor, hitting 27 of 69 shots for a 39-percent mark. Wendell Mosby ted the Mussel- team to the victory by rolling a career total to 1,330 points, or 184 133 high single game and also points'more than the school scar- high set score of 332. ing record set by his: uncle Lewis Other set scores rolled l~y mere Mosby several seasons back. bers of the Kastle team were: Vic Holmes with 14 points and Eleanor Moore, 328; Virginia Dor Mark Osbourn with 10, were the sey 318, Gertrude Prain 317 and only Cardinal players to hit in Elaine Johnson 290. 'the double figures. As y At New Cha Ri ,y A new page was written in the history of thoroughbred horse racing in the United States Saturday p. m. BY DON BENTCH In contrast to last year when five teams played before o~er- flow crowds for three nights to determine the Oass-AA, section 2, schoolboy basketball champion ship, this year the action will be very limited and very quick with just one night of action - next Wednesday nighl on the Shepherd College gyumasimn. Just two schools Charles Town and Berkeley Springs. the only two class - AA schools in this section - - witl be represtnted in the first round of the post- season tournament playoffs. Game time will be 8 p. m. and the winn er of this game will represent the section in the Region II, playoffs to be held in the Buckhannon High School gymnasium Thursday Friday and Saturday 1~14-15. Admission to the tournament night at Charles Town Race Course when Miss Barbara Jo Rubin, a lovely 109-pound brunette girl game will be $1.25 for adults and 50 cents for students, with all student tickets to be sold in ad- vance at the two participating schoals. All tickets sold at the who hails from Miami. Fla became the first fern ale rider to not only ride in a horse race at Charles Town Race Course, but she also became the first female jockey ever to win a horse race in the United States. And the above picture, taken by Jerry Frutkoff, track photographer, shows how con~ vinving was Barbara Jo's victory in the feature race of the Saturday night program. Barbara Jo, who received her license to ride at the Charles Town track only three days prior to her biggest and greatest moment in racing history, won the feature race by bringing home Cohesian a nose in front of Reely Beeg, who was ridden by jockey Larry Kunitake. Mi~ Rubin guided her horse, trained by Bryan Webb, to a neck victory and paid her backers $2.80 on win and place tickets and $2~0 on show tickets. Cohestan was a part of an entry with Reely Beeg, which finished second. Kathy Kiely, ridden by Angelo Vasil, finished third. The time for the running of the 6 furlong event was 1:20 . A crowd of 9,539, a Saturday night record for the 35.year-old race track, packed the facility to capacity and bet $564,127 on the ten-race card. while the Harpers Ferry Junior:High basketba[lers did;not have too much success in winning during the regular cage season, they are working hard trying toget ready for the Junior High tourn~ ament'week after next, to be played at Martlnsburg High School. Members of the squad as shown above are: Front row (left to right)-,Vince Collis, Pat Stoneberger, D. Twyman, Phil N unn, Lewis Lucas, Bobby Staubs and Thomas Shelton. Back row (left to right)--Bill Nunn, manager; R. Ains~ worth, Bryan Pendleton, Charles Spriggs, Leon Clipp, Mike Ott, Bob Davis and Coach Judson Romine. door Wednesday Right, will be $1.25, it was stated. John William Pack, principal of Berkeley Springs High School, tournament director, said Earle Lightner of Martinsburg and Ron- ald Phillips of Hagerstown, will be the tournament officials, with Charles Town providing the offi- cial tournament scorer and Berk- eley Springs the official tourna- ment timer. Berkeley Springs High will bO known as the "home team", and following the tournament, a trophy Will be presented to ~elle winning team, but the game bah will be retained by Berkeley Springs, since that school has agreed to providing the ball. A number of other awards W~| also be presented. Coach George Zaw&erlan's ]Fan thers will be defending the tional championship which they won last year on the Musselm~ High gymnasium by defeating four other teams. The Panthers, one of the high' est scoring schoolboy tenons in the entire area, with an average of 88 points per game in 18 games scored this season, are also one ef the best defensive clubs, hav, ing held their opposition to a and that one lone defeat came at the hands of Oceans in a double overtime battle at Oceans. In contrast to this outstanding ~ecord, the Berkele~ Springs High ndians shaw only four victories in 19 games this season and they Turn to Page Z-B IM ,y MIKE HOSTLER Mike Hostler finished up a per- fect season and became Charles Town High School's first state wrestling champion and the Pan- ther matmen turned in their best performance in state-wide com- peition last week-end when they finished fourth in the West Vir- ginia SchooI boy wrestling tourna merit staged in Parkersburg last Thursday through Saturday. Wheeling high won the tourna- ment with a total of 36 points, while Stonewall Jackson High of Charleston and John Marshall High tied for second place with 31 points, while Charles Town was close back with 26 points. Reports from the state tourna- ment say Hostler turned in some of the best and most exciting wrestling in the tournament in defeating three other strong cam petitors in the 175-pound class to win a state crown. The four wins in state com- petition gave Hostler a 20-0 mark for the season. To win the state championship Hostler first pinned Ronnie Eggleston of Greenbrier East High; then scored an upset pin over previously unbea~n Joe Mills ~ Wirt ~i~Y, who wa~ last year s state r er-u in the 175-pound class and then in the finals defeated unbeaten Dan Nawara 5-2. A crowd of 3,000 saw the finals of the state meet. I While Hostler was the star per 1 former for Charles Town, two i other Panthers made their pre- ! sence known in the state meet Jim Bracciale and George Fletch. er - the former unbeaten going into the state meet. Both Brac- ciale and Fletcher got by the first round, with Braeciale scoring a l 12-0 verdict over Rick Person of [ While for the most part the spotlight was directed squarely upon Milton in the 103 pound class and Fletcher pinning Milton's the players Saturday night with the end of the Charles Town Midget Robert Hartlett in the 145-pound Basketball League's post-season playoff tournament, the cheerleaders, event, who had been all season and also during the tournament, among But in the semi-finals Brac- ciale lost a 9-6 decision to David Wills of Shady Spring and then he came back in the consolation round to score a judge's decision over Sherrill Olark of~ Madison Scott High. Fletcher lost in his match to Parkersburg's Mark Gar vey by a 6-2 score and he picked up a forfeit in the consolation round. the unsung stars of the league show, were given their moments of glory, also, when an All.Star group of cheerleaders were selected and honored. Those named to the All.Star Cheerleading team were: First row (left to Hght)-4~arolyn Grant of the Packers; Kiln Cottrlll of the Royals; and in the back row, Trudy Anders of the Lakers; Pam Pierce of the Royals; Brenda Bennett of the Packers and Bonnie Randolph of the Packers. Charles Town took nine wrest- scoring. lers to the state classic and three of them figured in the Panther GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY | The Big Exacta means big payoffs and that means big excitement at the Charles Town spring meeting! get in on the fun nightly. Post time 7:15 daily doubla & 2 exactas World famous Harry M. Stevens dining. Call 304.725-7001 for information and reservation~ like they used to. 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