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SPIRITOF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE II THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1978 Jefferson-Martinsburg Battle For Se.ctional Crown Tonight At 6 P R s T VIEWS By MAX BROWN FIRED AT WVU: Despite the finishing second in last week's Conference tournament, West fired basketball coach Joedy ,.Whose 12-16 season left a four-year of 59-53. at this hat former native star will be who will Gardner. now head COach at ity of you can be sure that many of his Eastern Panhandle would be see him land the WVU post. RACING: The season begins at y Course, April 22 and will be one meet a month through track about two miles from A busy summer season is in the hundreds of fans who flock to COUrse every weekend and support drivers. TIME: Either the Jef- or the Bulldogs from come to the end of the line here around 8 p.m. This one between rivals will be for all the the winner advancing to the high tournament in Charleston. The hit a lowspot a few weeks ago, along at a fast pace in recent where they may present a for the aggressive Brinldey- The Cougars took the full Bulldogs here two weeks ago in a the locals take full command to the close. We firmly believe have the tools and hope they determination and will put it all IS Vitally necessary to win the big J t rsAT SHENANDOAH: Shenandoah la. ,ae_si five-night racing week on" :!i.-- "'- b --"ral Manaad vo, ..... ger said this today. The :Igbt. ,Lnarily reduced its schedule to a week and cut i ru c .- . back the number of the Coalesrlr .power usage by 30 percent ies M - e began to affect the power ! e Ct)onald said that the track will witacn on Tuesday, Wednesday and - |--,. v races on Friday and Saturday ' 'BIG, MEN: You can be sure that will be going to his big men, Hull, when the Bulldogs here Thursday night. Bullett against Brooke County, scoring a Hull chipped in with 16 as 86-73 last week. Both gure in the big one and the ng them a real close look. NEW JOB: Russ Potts, a long- of ours and former sports star, is said to become at Syracuse University. athletic director at the a post he has held since much credit for the growth the past few years. APR. 30: Due to the severe conditions the Blue Ridge Hunt meeting, originally March 11, has been 30th. A. R. "Pete" Gilbert, co-chairmen that the ice and at Woodley make it im- there this week. Reserved and land owner on the April 30th date. I last week because of snow, fll I I be held this Saturday, M rch , [ beginning at II a.m. in front of DOrority [ Knutti Hall on King Street in eaall l epherdstown. Ramey's One Of Top Favorites In Toumey Wins Opener Easily Ramey's of Charles Town, one of the top-rated teams in the big 16-team Waynesboro, Pa., Y-Hi basketball tournament being staged this week in the Waynesboro High School gymnasium, met the Stop and Shop Liquors of Leitersburg, Md., Monday night in the tournament opener, and, it was no contest, as Ramey's rolled to an easy 117-33 victory. Ramey's, comprised of former college basketball stars, who finished third in the big tour- nament last season, and who' also finished third in the big Winchester, Va., tournament, staged the final week of January, moved out to a big 56- 14 first period lead and coasted to the easy win. By halftime, Ramey's held a 61-19 margin and they built up this substantial lead without the services of one of their top stars, Chris Erichsen, former Jefferson High and Penn State star, who did not arrive from State College in time to play much in the first half. It was Rodney Sewell, former Shepherd cage star, who led Ramey's to the one-sided win with a total of 31 points. Larry Boomer, another former Shepherd star, had 24 points and Gilbert Allen, also a former Shepehrd star, had 22. Tim Brinkley, coach of the Jefferson High Varsity Cougars, had 15 points and Erichsen, who played only a little more than two quarters, had 14 points. Joe Spencer, scoring and rebounding star of he Shepherd cagers this past season, registered 8 points and did an outstanding rebounding job. With 16 teams in the tour- nament, Ramey's would have to win four consecutive tour- nament games to become champions,  Ramey's were to have played another strong Maryland team Wednesday night in the second of three games, taking on the Shipley Sporting Goods cagers of Frederick, Md. The tournament semi-finals will be played Friday night, the first game at 7 p.m. and the second at 8:30, with the con- solation and championship games to be played Saturday night, the first game at 7 p.m. and the Championship game at 8:30 p.m. Teams participating in the tournament in addition to .Ramey's, the Stop and Shop Liquors of Leitersburg, and Shipley's, are -- Washington, D. C., Jets, the Havre deGrace Rockets, who have won the tournament the past three years, and the team which tournament officials figure will be in the finals again Saturday night; Alpha Omega Bombers of Washington, D.C.; the Webster Kendrick cagers of Baltimore Md.; Hartman's Cafe, of Greencastle, Pa.; the A. Johnson Truckers, of Rockville, Md.; Fort Ritchie, Md.; C. H. M. All-Stars of Baltimore; Baker's All-Stars of Seat Pleasant, Md.; St. Anthony's A. C., of Baltimore; and Wolff and McKown of Waynesboro. Last year, Chris Erichsen of Ramey's was the tournament's top scorer with 108 points. The tournament, the oldest in years of consecutive play in the .East, having been in operation for the past 30 years has been a crowd pleaser year after year. Some of the familiar names in basketball stardom of the past in the section and area, includes Sam Berry, former Shepherd great, who scored 32 points in one single game and Bucky McDonald, of Martinsburg, who scored 33 points in one game some years back. Roger Ramey, owner and operatbr of Ramey's in Charles Town, a former outstanding basketball and baseball player himself a few years back, and Tim Brinkley, coached the local team. = i l JEFFERSON JAYVEES DEFEAT EAGLES The Jefferson High Jayvees opened the first half of the doubleheader cage show, which the Jefferson and Hedgesville cagers engaged in Saturday afternoon on the Hedgesville hard- woods, with a victory over the Hedgesville Jayvees by a 55-48 score. The above picture shows David Leslie of the Cougars, going up for a shot early in the ball game. Also shown in the picture under the basket is Grog Flowrs, who, along with Mark Rudolph, led the little Cougars to the victory. Flowers had positioned himself for a shot at the rebound had not Leslie's shot connected. (Photo by Errol Leslie) Shepherd Knocked From Toumament By Morris Harvey The Shepherd Collegel tercollegiate basketballers, who had beaten the Morris Harvey Golden! Eagles, by a slim 83-81 margin: on the Shepherd College hard-: woods on February I, had theirl hopes for a-W, Va. In- Conference championship dashed Tuesday night, March 2, in the Charleston Civic Center when the Eagles stopped the Rams by a 71-64 score. The defeat closed out the season for the Rams, who rolled 00ugars Come On Strong In Home Stretch To Rout Eagles. In Season Finale TRY AND STOP ME! -- In the above picture, big 6-6 Kevin Roman, the outstanding junior Center for the Jefferson High Cougars, is shown hitting on one of 12 field goals which he made against the Hedgesville High Eagles Saturday afternoon in leading the Cougars to victory. Roman moved in between three Hedgesville players as shown in white uniform to hit on this shot as Jeff Reynolds, another Cougar is shown in the background heading in for the rebound had the shot not been good. (Photo by Errol Leslie) The Jefferson High Cougars, after getting off to a slow start Saturday aRernoon, came down the home stretch with plenty d scoring and defense, to easily whip the Hedgesville High Eagles by an 85-61 score in the season's finale for both teams. The win for the Cougars o Coach Tim Brinldey, was their 16th in 19 regular season games, and their 9th in a row. And it proved to be a good workout for them as they wait around for a chance to win the Class-AAA Sectional crown this evening, either on their home floor or in Keyser. Where the Cougars will do their battling for the Sectional crown and what team they will battle, depended upon what the Martinsburg High Bulldogs did Tuesday evening against the Keyser High cagers. Hedgesville opened the action at 1:30 on thier home court by reeling off six quick points to take the lead in the first minutes of play. But then Jefferson came roaring back to pull to within one point of the Eagles at 16-"15. In this first period the Eagles were able to score from the outside on the Cougars, who showed Hedgesville just how tough their defense is. In the second period, the Eagles, still unable to penetrate the Cougar zone defense, did not have as much luck shooting from the outside and as a result hit for only three field goals. But nine free throws kept Hedgesville in the ball game even though Jefferson had moved into a 37-31 lead. By the end of the third period, the Eagles were still very much in the contest, trailing by only a 59-51 margin. But in the home stretch, Jefferson outscored Hedgesville by a decisive 26-10 margin to win going away. It was the outstanding of- fensive play and rebounding by big 6-6 Kevin Roman, that led the Cougars to their victory. Roman, who had not played in the Musselman game earlier in the week due to an ankle injury. He registered a total of 26 points 'and also led the team in rebounding. Mike Gibson had 20 points for the Cougars and Vic Carr had 16. Catlett paced the Hedges[ille attack with 17 points. The defeat was the 5th for Hedgesville in 18 games. through a 20-8 seasonal record and were seeded as the No. 2 team in the tournament. It was an outstanding first half of shooting by the Golden Eagles, which gave them a 17- point halftime lead which. brought about the Shepherd downfall. The Eagles commanded the early action with baseline passes for easy layup shots, along with some fine outside shooting by guards Emil Boatwright and Joe Lucas. The Eagles shot their way to a 40-20 first half lead and then managed to hang on even though Shepherd made a big run for the victory in the home stretch. The old problem of personal fouls once again also haunted the Rams of Coach Bob Starkey and the Golden Eagles, a 73-percent foul-shooting team this season, made good on their free throws. The Eagles jumped in front quick by a 13-8 lead, with Larry Cain and Craig Battle of' Shepherd, getting into foul trouble. After getting two players in foul trouble-qulckly, Coach Starkey left his defense and went to a 2-3 zone, but this did not stop the shooting of the Golden Eagles, Shepherd did manage to cut the lead of the Eagles to 34-20 with four minutes o[ the first half remaining. But then Morris Harvey. began hitting from outside and held a 41-24 halftime mmin. Committee rejects cancer warning on saccharin. Winner At Jefferson High Tonight Will Move Into Regional Play In Fairmont It will be the Jefferson High just five minutes of play Cougars and the Martinsburg remaining. Then after both High Bulldogs, two of the top l. teams had hit for a pair of rated schoolboy teams in West[ naszets and the time had run Virginia, battling it out tonight I down to three minutes, Bro.ok.s at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson High came through with his five quick gymnasium for the Class-AAA points and the Bulldogs took Section 2, Region Ill, cham- pionship. This will be the third time this season the two schoolboy cage powers of this section and area have met, with each team having scored a victory on their home floor. And this "rubber" game will be the most important J of the three of them, since it will not only give the winning team the schoolboy basketball supremacy in this section, but will decide who will represent Section II in the Regional playoffs to be staged in the Armory in Fairmont, W. Va., on Saturday, March 18. The time of the Regional playoff game and the Regional opponent will be decided later this week. The opponent for either the Bulldogs or Cougars, which ever one wins tonight, will be either East Fairmont, Morgantown, or Fairmont Senior High School. The opponents for the Section H, championship game, were decided Tuesday night in the Martinsburg High fieldhouse when the Martinsburg Bulldogs came on strong in the home stretch to defeat the Golden Tornadoes of Keyser High School, by an 86-77 score in the semi-finals of tournament play. Members of the Jefferson High Cougars and coaching staff, who drew a bye in the opening roand'of play in the Sectional, were among the near capacity crowd which saw the Bulldogs and Tornadoes battle right down to the final three minutes of play before Mar- tinsburg was able to break a 69- 69 deadlock and go on to victory. This marked the second con- secutive season the Bulldogs have defeated Keyser in sec- tional tournament play. Last year they did it in Keyser in the tournament finals. It was two quick layup shots after "steals" and a foul shot, all by Keith Brooks, the Mar- tinsburg guard and playmaker that broke the 69-69 deadlock with just three minutes of play remaining. And this sudden five- point splurge gave the Bulldogs the lead and they not only held onto it, but widened it. Keyser came into Martinsburg with a very fine 14-4 record against some very formidable opposition this past season, and throughout the first period, they all but ran away from the Bulldogs as they built up a 24-18 lead. In the early minutes of the second period, the Tornadoes went even farther out in front of the Bulldogs, leading by as much as 11 points at one time. But then Martinsburg re-grouped its forces and came storming back to hold a 40-38 halftime lead. In the third period, the Bulldogs widened their lead to 63-54. But midway of the final period, Keyser, which had refused to fold all night, came up with a scoring surger that knotted the count at 65-65 with BANK OF CHARLES TOWNI c,A.s l"ow west w, N,e I Mombor FDI i i i iiii ill In iii ii I i command of the situation and held it the rest of the way. Don Bullett led the scoring for the Martinsburg cagers with 28 points, while Mark Hull had 15; Harmon 14 and Brooks 13. Jack Crook led the Keyser cagers in scoring with 25 points, his best night of the season, with brother Larry hitting for II. Donnie Hetzell, director of athletics at Jefferson High School, said Wednesday mor- ning that the game tonight is a complete sell-out and any person who does not have a ticket will not be able to get into the gym tonight. Hetzell also stated that the only passes that will he honored tonight, will be Press passes and those issued by the Secondary Activities Com- mission. The game will get underway at 6 p.m. and the doors will be / opened at the gym at 5 p.m. In the two games which the Cougars and Bulldogs have played this season, Martinsburg won by seven points in an overtime battle in Martinsburg and Jefferson won by 14 points in a regular game in the Jefferson High gym. Coupr Cagers Beat Musselman For 15th Win The Jefferson High Cougar Varsity and Jayvee cegers traveled to Musselman High School at Inwood Monday af- ternoon and scored a pair of victories over Musselman. The Cougar Jayvees, coached by John Lowery, opened the action with an easy 69-49 victory over Musselman. Then in the second half of the doubleheader, the Cougar Varsity rolled easily to their 8th consecutive victory and 15th of the season, as against only three defeats with a 92-41 victory. The Cougar Varsity moved out to a big 244 first quarter lead and coasted to the victory as head Coach Tim Brinkley played every player on the squad, the reserves going for most of the game. The Cougar defense limited Musselman cagers to just IO field goals and banding them their 16th defeat in 17 games. Mike Gibson led the scoring and rebounding for Jefferson with 22 points and I0 rebounds before he left the game. Bruce Shanton had 14 points and reserve Tim Berry and Jupior Grantham, 12 each. Jeff Reynolds had I0 points and Victor Carr had 8. Tracy Beahm led the scoring for Musselman with 14 points. ., ,,,, =,,