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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 13 THURSDAY. MARCH 2, 1978 ball League Begins Project Of Lights For Leetown Diamond PORT NEWS & VIEWS By MAX BROWN RAMS SURPRISE MANY: young Rams, tagged as a no name pre-season, surprised many this 20 games during the regular polished off Alderson- its last regular season bout last a 20-7 overall record and an 11-6 into this week's West Virginia Tournament. FINE EFFORT: Jefferson High's closing in on one of the best most victories, decimated Mar- 70-56, on the local hard- night. Tim Brinkley's crew early lead and continued to build it humiliated in what Mar- sports writers in that area had of the best and most experienced basketball teams to represent the nd Black institution of learning in It was the Cougar's time to show off they did, in no uncertain two-three well-executed defense any scoring threats at- who were never able to ose to the basket. We are hard the right words of praise for tuad, only to close with, fellows did last Friday on those Let's have a repeat of the Bulldogs invade again ent. That is, unless Keyser OVer first. LES IN SHEPHERD'S SUCCESS: and three sophomores have roles in boosting the Shepherd Frosh Buttons Craig Battle gained starting freshman John Koepke is a coming off the bench. Walker points and six assists per game. per contest and is second while Koepke, a 50-percent 10 points per game. Cain, Chuck Hipp and A1 also shown continuing maturity season, according to their head 13 points per game, Hipp and Middleton, the team's best Seven points and six rebounds. GOLF EXHIBITION: If you were 'IV last Sunday and the Jackie Classic, you saw Jack World know just why he is one, if America's professional golfers. lye consecutive birdies, three on the final five holes to win Nicklaus, who won his is second only to West 84 victories. On No. 17, into the hole was truly a golf performance. ;ERSTONE: They call Joe The 6-5 senior leads and rebounding, and has the only senior on the points and II rebounds per Rams in scoring 20 times 16 games. Having PoUnds during the summer, the agile and better able to stay this season. IN I0 YEARS. Shepherd head has a built in rsonal goal of games per season. Everyone he said that was his goal. senior and the rest freshmen the lineup, .500 was the most expecting ,in 1977-78. Stars Named In Tournament staged in Martinsburg, March 16, 17, 18 and 19. The boys named to the coveted team and the teams they represent are: John Berry, Gary Leslie and Darren Hines, the latter ball boy, all from the Sonics; Kean Twyman and Tyrone Jackson, of the Bullets; John James and Garrett Adams, of the Bulls; Wayne Johnson and Total Cost Project Put At $8,500; Public Is Being Asked For Contributions If the officers and members of the Jefferson County Fast-Pitch softball are successful in a venture which they have decided to undertake, night softball games may become a reality in the county this summer. Tom Coffin, president of the softball league, announced Monday that a project for the purchase and installation of lights at the softball diamond at the Leetown Park is already underway. He said the Fast- Pitch Softball League is spun- soring the project which is ex- pected to cost about $8,500.00 and that soliciting of contributions from business, industry, organizations and individuals in the county began with the mailing out of a number of letters explaining the project, the cost, and asking public  support for same. Coffin said a total of 36 lighting units will be needed to properly light the field at the Leetown park for the playing of softball games at night. He said the units will he placed on two 4-foot high, 'and four 55-foot high poles. He said tentative plans are to stage night softball games 5 nights each week over a period of some four to five months. While a cost figure of $8,500.00 has been set on the project, if some of the labor and-or materials on the installation phase of the lighting is donated, the cost will be cheaper, Coffin said. Present plans are to en- deavor to use volunteer labor in setting the voles and possibly planting the wiring un- dergroand. Members of the softball league have already had several meetings in discussing and planning the project and another such meeting of the league will be held March 6, at 7 p.m. at the Region Post Home in Charles Town. Since other league matters, such as plans for the league's operations this summer will be formulated, all league officers, team managers and representatives are urged to attend this meeting. Coffin said that even though the project is being carried out by the league, since the lights are being installed on county- owned property, they will he available for use by other organizations other than the Softball League when not in use for league games. He said there will have to be a small fee im- posed on the use of the lights to defray the cost of electricity used. Since the size of the playing field at the Leetown Park is only 250 feet from the backstop to the outfield fences, only Fast-Pitch ball can he played on it. He said plans are, however, also being discussed for possibly providing a field large enough for handling Slo-Pitch softball in the future. Persons desiring more in- formation about the project should contact Coffin or any league official and donations may be sent to the Jefferson County Fast-Pitch Softball League in care of Coffin. Lack Rebounding, IOutside Shooting Costs Jefferson Jayvees Win THE JUMPER HITS: Mark Rudolph, Who has been one of the top scorers and rebounders for the Jefferson High Jayvee cagers this past season, who also had seen some action in some of the Cougar Varsity games, is shown above going high into the air for a jump shot against the Martinsburg High Bulldogs in their battle last Friday night on the Jefferson High hardwoods. Rudolph led the scoring for the Cougar Jayvees with 18 points. He was also one of the top rebounders in the game which Jefferson lost to Martinsburg by a 57-45 score. (Photo by Errol Leslie) Jefferson's junior varsity squad dropped their second game of the season to Mar- tinsburg, 57-45. Lack of rebounding, and a. consistent outside scoring threat aside from mark Rudolph, the games high scorer with 18 points, proved to be the Cougars' un- doing. "We just got too far behind too early", said Coach Coach John Lowery. "We didn't have a good shooting night, and allowed Martinsburg to convert too many offensive rebounds into easy baskets". Martinsburg fast breaked to an 18 to 6 lead at the end of the first quarter, dominating the defensive board and taking advantage of the Cougars' Quincy Jackson, of the Blazers; Steve Holmes, of the Celtics; Kirk Benton, of the Hawks; James Ahalt, of the Lakers, and Dewayne Jenkins, of the Royals. Coaching the team will be Norman Ballenger, head coach; and Randy Orsini, assistant coach. inability to get back on defense. Jefferson resorted tO a 1-2-2 half court trap early in the second period and made a brief run at Martinsburg before falling behind by 13 points, 31 to 18 at the end of the half. The Cougars were unable to get any closer than 7 points in the second half. David Noll scored I0 points and Greg Flowers 9 to help pace the Cougars. Shepherd'sKim Davis To Participate In J Swim Championships Kim Davis, who has broken one record after another at Shepherd College this past season, as a member of the Shepherd College swimming team, will have the district honor of participating in the National Swimming cham- pionships March 9-11 at Benau College in Gainesville, Va. Civitan Cage Tourney Has IBeen Cancelled The energy crisis has forced the cancellation of the 8th annual Jefferson Civitan Basketball: tournament which was to have been staged in the Jefferson High gym March t-2 and 4, it was announced Tuesday. Schools Superintendent Raymond Frazier said he had informed Harry Barker, director of athletics at Charles Town Junior High School and Buddy Smeot, co-directors of the Civitan tournament, that the tour- nament could not be played at night under the power cur- tailment policy which the school system along with businesses and industry must now operate. On learning that the tour- nament, which would have featured four 8th grade Junior High teams and six 9th grade Junior High teams, could not he played at night, and realizing it would be difficult to draw crowds large enough in the af- ternoon hours to make the tournament a profitable ven- ture, Barker and Smoot decided to cancel the project for this year. The only night basketball game that is still scheduled for playing in any of the school gymnasiums in Jefferson County, is the Sectional tour- nament game, should Mar- tinsburg defeat Keyser in the opening round. In that event, the championship game would be played on the Jefferson High hardwoods Thursday evening, Cougar Varsity, Jayvee Cagers Have Opportunity To Meet Maryland Stars Prior To Wake Forest Game Some members of the Jefferson High Varsity and Jayvee basketball teams had a most enjoyable evening, Wednesday, February 22, when they were taken to College Park, Maryland, to see the Atlantic Coast Conference game between the University of Maryland and Wake Forest. And they not only saw a great basketball game in which Maryland edged Wake Forest, 91-89, but prior to the game, they had the privilege of meeting and talking with some of the Maryland players. Shown in the picture are, left to right -- Joe French, Tony McDonald, Jeff Reynolds and Tim Staubs, the latter a sports writer. Standing in photo are -- Cougar Jayvee Coach John Lowery; JoJo Hunter, Maryland cage star; David Noll, Mark Rudolph, Victor Espinosa, Victor Carr, Greg Flowers, Larry Gibson, Maryland cage star; John Lowery, Albert King, Maryland star; Mike Gibson, Harry Barker, David Lelie and Coach Vic Holmes. (Photo by Erroll Leslie) March 9, between Martinsbarg and Jefferson High. District Meets With all of the Junior High! JArea Swimmers IQualify For Ten area swimmers qualified for the post-season district swimming championships as members of the Hagerstown YMCA swim team. Tyke JeneUe Reed will par- ticipate in the Towson YMCA tyke championships on March 12. Preps Julie Benner, Lisa Titus, Jade Charley, and Tracy Kidwell; junior Kadi Bozman; and senior Jackie Willingham, will compete in the Southern District girls championships on March 12, at Salisbury State College. Prep Larry Reed, and seniors Matt Meyers and Jim Rhodes have qualified for the boys Southern District cham- i pionships at Woodbury, New Jersey, on March 18. In the boys Mason-Dixon championships held at Frost- burg College on February 25, senior division member Jim Schools having completed their seasonal schedules and the one remaining game on the Jef- ferson High School set for Friday, March 3, having been moved to an afternoon game, the gymnasiums of Jefferson County's schools will be dark nightly until after the energy crisis has ended, Frazier stated. But other than the cutting out of the Jefferson Civltan tour- nament, Frazier said the latest energy reduction directive did not affect the county school system. Frazier said the 25 to 30 percent cutbacks in the use of energy which the county school system put into effect about 10 days ago to date is enough to require any additional cutbacks. Miss Davis will compete in three events. Her qualifying time for the breastrokewas 33.7; for the 100-yard' breastroke, 1:11.84; and for the 50-yard butterfly, 28.65. The trip to Georgia is an almost life-long dream of Miss Davis, who has been a swimmer since the age of 2, and a com- petitor since the age of 5. Miss Davis says qualifying for the national swim championships has always been her goal. And even if she does not make it to the top ten, she says she will not be disappointed. Miss, Davis says she will be trying as hard as she can to finish high up in the championships, but she realizes the competition will really be tough and possibly even a little beyond her reach at this time. Rhodes broke his own team record in the 100 backstroke with a 1:05.8 clocking while capturing a second place medal. Matt Meyers earned 2nd place medals in both the senior 200 I.M. and 100 breastroke while posting his best time in both events. Rhodes and Meyers were both members of the 2nd place medley relay team which claimed the silver medal. Prep Larry Reed cap- tured bronze medals in the 200 I.M., 50 breastroke and prep free relay, for his third place finishes. The third annual girls in- vitational "B" meet was held at Hagerstown on Feb. 26. Prep Lisa Titus was 1st in both the 50 free and 200 1 M, with her best time ever in the I.M., and i 12nd in the prep 50 breastroke; Jade Charley was 1st in both the prep 50 back and 50 breastroke and 2rid in the 200 I.M.; Tracy Kidwell was 2nd in the prep 100 free, and 3rd in both the 50 free and 200 free, with a best time i ever in the 200 free. Tkye Jenelle Reed was 2nd in the 25 fly and 3rd in the 50 free; April Reed was 2nd in the 25 breastroke. Both Jenelle and April were members of the 3rd place tyke relay team. Hagerstown will participate in the Junior Olympic meet at the Naval Academy on March 4, in their next outing. Breeders Association Ham Dinner Meeting A dinner meeting of the W. Va. Thoroughbred Breeders Assn., will beheld on Monday, March 6, at the Banquet Room over John's Restaurant in Ranson, at 6:30 p.m. Following the dinner, there will be a business meeting at which time there will be an election of the Board of Direc- tors. All members are urged to attend. There will he a drawing of three door prizes: free seasons for 1978 to the stallions Shy Native, Gala Skipper and Starting Now. Reservations must be made in advance, with the deadling March 1. For further information, contact the Dinner Chairman, Glenn Banker at 725-8590. Soviet diplomats in Canada facing tougher screening. Dodge Ramcharger Four by Four. When it comes to trucks to buy or lease, nobody seems to have more to choose from than your nearby Dodge Dealer. That's because he has a com,;te lineup of good-looking, hard-working Dodge pickups and full-time four-wheelers. Like tough, dependable D100 pickups. 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