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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 1 1 THURSDAY, MARCII 16, 1978 Cougars, West Fairmont In Region Play In Fairmont Saturday SPORTS NEWS andVl EWS By MAX BROWN TOSS DOES IT: With a wild-cheering crowd around 1,000 looking on, the nerves and deadly concentration on the fast as Vic Carr dropped in a free Put the crowd in a frenzy as the Cougars here last Thursday in a real thriller by the score of 62-61. The name been, and is synonymous in the an- school basketball here in Charles it was Kenny, then big Larry, then next in line was Joe, and now Vic tradition in tact. The contest was One of the top meetings in any branch of between the two hot-rivals and just what Both teams were well coached what all good teams must...Iots of and determination. It was a great and locally the people in the Post ,on the steps outside and across the street, were still buzzing about the late as Tuesday morning of this week. aow with this one on the right side of the , Tim Brinkley and his gallant bunch will Fairmont, where on Saturday they'll another formidable group of high cagers Fairmont in the Armory in that city at PJn. ..ITzIIL DOES TOP JOB" Donnie Hetzel, |U| /ftic director at Jefferson Iigh should come |ht$fi wa word or two of praise for the efficient +; Jh" n which he handled the big crowd here Bu"dog00ugar scrap last Thursday "! Jh.'_Ving, as far as we know, went off in e." +,Ch Tashion. Sten up and take a bow,  'uae, + -,- SCHAUS GETS PROMOTION: Fred former coach for the West Vii'ginia basketball team, whose Purdue were pre-season favorites to Ten Conference title, capped a season by announcing he was as head coach, has been moved up _ associate director of athletics under George King, another former WVU cage IN NAIAf With Governor Jay and WVU Athletic Director looking the 6,700 fans at the WVU Coliseum, State College Falcons defeated Wesleyan 72-68 to win a berth in tournament in Kansas City. Vance of the Charles Town Carr's, led the with 22 points. Concerning Coach Joe Possible move to WVU, the veteran mentor said, "I have not been in- as yet,  had a call". ..... It.RKE AREA,S TOP COACH: Garry Barr, +er Shepherd College grad who led the l.m. 'Unty Eagles to unheard of height- '.l'rfirst Winning season in nearly a decade, ------, -"-sa: ?'l,Li'7_ me winning stream and their first b,tthll_., win ever over Handley, has been e Winchester Star's coach of the year. __ You Can Bet They're Fun Big Exacta Plus the Trifecta The lest Bets in Town O, Out of Town Nht Thoroughbred Racing Post Time 7:15. Dotk Monday ond 'ues.doy Telephone for tnformot+on ond reservations: Baltimore b85-O200 (no toll) Washington 737.2323 (no toll): other 304-725-2021. TRAINER FEATURED: June 31-year-old Canadian horse trainer last year. Not only did she training honors at Charles Town, 10th nationally for races Illustrated magazine, March a splendid job of relating her and talents with the thoroughbreds, Photograph of June and one of her is the wife of Wade Johnson, well OWner and trainer in Charles Town. mid-winter", is the title given the of June's training ability and 15 at the local track. a good one and from the pen of our thanks to the editors an advance copy. FOOTBALL CARD: A game has the 1980 West Virginia University and the 1981 Mountaineer been announced by Athletic Byrd. West Virginia will open at home against Cincinnati the first of 12 contests that year. at Hawaii in 1980, a game that Athletic Association the normal limit of II games pleased that we can add this the season that year", says of playing in our new ng in 1980 and to spen Winner Regional Battle TO Be Played At Fairmont Armory To Move Into StatePlay Next Week It's been a long time coming per game average. Larry Miles, for Tim Brinkley, head coach of another starter, at 6-2, has been the Jefferson High Cougar cagers, a sectional cham- pionship that is, and a chance to take a team into the big show in the Civic Center in Charles Town. But this could be the year of the Cougars, who have given Coach Brinkley his first sec- tional championship in the four years he has been at the reigns of the Jefferson High basketball program. And come Saturday night, the Cougars will face their final roadblock on the highway to, hopefully a berth in the state schoolboy basketball players, when they travel to Fairmont to tangle with the West Fairmont High cagers in the Fairmont Armory at 7:30 p.m. Jefferson earned the berth in the Regional lII playoffs by scoring a hard-earned and ex- citing 62-61 victory over the Martinsburg High Bulldogs in the finals of the Sectional tournament staged in the Jef- ferson High gymnasium Thursday evening, March 9. Fairmont West won a berth in the Regional finals by first defeating East Fairmont 49-47 in the opening tournament game and then Morgantown High in the tournament finals by a 58-56 score in a double overtime battle. Both Fairmont games were played in the Fairmont Armory, the home floor of the Fairmont cagers. According to reports from Fairmont, the West Fairmonters are not a high scoring team, but they play very good defensive ball and a somewhat controlled !type of offensive ball. Fairmont's starting five averages about 6 ft. 2 inches, with their tallest man, Dave Hannok, at 6-3, also being the club's leading scorer, with a 17.1 Sets New Records Brunswick Alleys Gary Longerbeam, of Millville, who is rated as one of the better duckpin bowlers in the section and area, is $150.00 richer today as a result of having set two new duckpin bowling records at the Brunswick Bowling Center, Brunswick, Md., on Monday night, March 6, in the Minor Bowling League. In league competition March 6, Gary bowled a new high single game league score of 206, breaking the old single game of the alleys and then he went on to bowl a 525 set for a new set record for the Brunswick alleys. For his new single game record- breaking score, Gary will be presented $100.00 by Ray Tur- ner, owner and operator of the alleys, and he will also present Gary with another check in the amount of $,50.00 for the new set  record score. In other news from the Brunswick alleys, the Men's All- Star qualifying round for the national duckpin bowl-offs to be held in Manchester, Con- necticut, June I0-II and 12, the following three men qualified for the Manchester roll-offs, along with two women. Qualifying in the March 12 roll-offs were -- Bill Snodderly, Tommy Ramsburg and Jim Taylor. The two women who qualified were -- Evelyn Mellott and Mary Lou Walker. In ad- dition to winning entry berths in the Manchester roll-offs the five Brunswick bowlers, also will receive $150.00 each. In the All-Star qualifying round of competition, Gary averaging 13 points per game and Steve Smith, a 6-1 hackcourt man, and the teams general player-maker is averaging about 9.4 per game. Other starters on the team are Reggie Armstead, with a 6-point per game average and John Mentus, with an average of 4 points per game. The Fair- monters also have a good sixth man in Ron Everhart, who starred in the sectional cham- pionship game for Fairmont, shoving in 14 points to help them edge the Morgantown team in the double overtime. Fairmont got off to a bad start this season and showed a 4-5 record during the early season games. But then they went on a winning streak and collected eight consecutive victories before losing to Washington Irving of Clarksburg. Their over-all record for the season is 14-8 including tournament play. Jefferson will field a team against the Fairmont cagers with a slight edge in height and showing a much better defensive brand of play. Jefferson's bench strength is also rated superior to that of the Fairmont team. All tickets to the game will be sold at the Armory the night of the game and the only passes that will be accepted will be those issued by the West Virginia Secondary Activities Commission, it was stated. Jefferson High is expected to have a sizeable delegation of students and fans making the trip to Fairmont on Saturday for the game. Reports from Jef- ferson High SChool are that at least one and possibly two bus loads will start out Saturday morning for Fairmont and return that night after the game. Longerbeam had games of 118, : 120,118,134, 135, I01,161, arid l 4 for a 1023 total pinfall in the eight games rolled. In the qualifying rounds, Fritz Dorsey, of Charles Town, had games of 146, 146, 159, 113, 98, 132, 101, 151, for a 1046 total pinfall score. Frank Gall Elected Hind Thoroughbred Breeders Association The annual membership meeting of the West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders Association was held Monday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., with 125 members present. The following officers were elected: Frank Gall, president; Mrs. Miriam Jenkins, vice- )resident; Ruth C. Funkhouser, Secretary-Treasurer. The following members were elected to the Board of Direc- tors: Bernard Askin, Glenn Banker, Dr. Ernest R. Benner, Mrs. George Berger, Raymond J. Funkhouser, Ruth C. Funkhouser, Frank Gall, Millard Harrell, Miriam Jenkins, John D. McKee, James R. Marshall, Carolyn Snyder, Louis Spears. Jefferson County Jr. High Tennis Candidates To Meet There will be a meeting of all Jefferson County Junior High tennis candidates on Friday, March 17, at 4 p.m. at the Charles Town library on Washington Street. It is im- portant that all players planning to participate in the spring, attend this meeting. Harpers Ferry Bm Ca Dam Sat., March 25th The Friendship Fire Company will sponsor a dance at the Fire Hall on Saturday, March 25, from 9 until 1. Music will be by Hillbilly Sue. Admission is $6,00 per couple and $5.00 stag. For reservations, call 535-6915 or 535- 6967. the season with a game at home". Until the addition of the fir with Cincinnati, the Moun. taineers were scheduled to open at Colorado State. The Cincy Bearcats helped inaugurate AstroTurf at Mountaineer Field when it was installed in 1969. WVU won that first game of the year and went on to win the Peach Bowl, remember... + Cougars Edge Bulldogs 62-61 For Sectional Championship THAT'S CONFIDENCE: The Jefferson High Cougars had such confidence in their ability to defeat the Martinsburg High Bulldogs in the Section II finals at Jefferson High Thursday evening, March 9, that they had a victory cake already baked and ready for the big victory celebration when the game's final buzzer sounded and the Cougars had a hard-earned and exciting 62-61 victory tucked away. In the above picture Tim Berry, No. 41, is shown holding the victory cake and Victor Carr is shown with the The Jefferson High Cougar [ played just as much of a role in cagers showed real cham-i the defeat as did the offensive pionsh:: form Thursday l play of the some eight Cougars, evening: March 9, when they as it limited a potent Mar- took on and defeated the Mar- ++burg High Bulldogs for the second time in three games this season, to win the Section 2, Class-AAA championship, and the right to move into Region III play in Fairmont on Saturday night. The Cougars will tangle with the West Fairmont High cagers in a 7:30 battle at the Armory. Once again it was Jefferson's highly touted defense and its strong bench strength which] played the key roles in the 62-61 squeaker decision they registered over the Bulldogs before a capacity and standing room only crowd in the Jefferson High gymnasium. This win was the second in three games the two teams have played this season, with the Cougars having won both times on their home floor and the Bulldogs in an overtime battle in the Martinsburg High fieldhouse. Although some eight Cougar players had a hand in the ex- citing and hotly contested vic- tory, it was a pressure-pack free throw by Victor Carr, a 6-1 senior, that provided the one- point margin for the victory in the last nine seconds of the game. But the Jefferson defense tinsburg offense to just 61 paints and blocked a powerful Mar- tinsburg inside game. Although there was still nine seconds remaining in the ball game after Vie Carr's game winning foul shot, Martinsburg could not get the ball down the court in time to work for a close- in shot but they did not have any more time outs left to use for that purpose. And in their haste to get the ball in bounds and down the floor, Martinsburg became the victim of a steal by the Cougars' big Kevin Roman, and that was the end of the game and the nets from the baskets at Jefferson High draped around his neck. The rest of the team and the managers, as shown, are all holding up one finger, indicating they are No. 1. The squad, as shown above, are, kneeling in front -- David White, manager; Berry and Carr. Standing in back, left to right -- Kevin Roman, Greg Clinton, Mark Rudolph, Bruce Shanton, Dennis Jenkins, Jeff Reynolds, Harry Barker, David Leslie, Mike Gibson and Junior Grantham. (Photo by Errol Leslie.) i i season for the Bulldogs. The Cougars opened the action by looking like they were going to chase the Bulldogs out of the 1 gymnasium when they opened up a 12-2 lead in the first four i minutes of play. Roman opened +the scoring in the game with a fielder for Jefferson in the early. seconds of the game. Then Mike Gibson made it 4-0 with a layup and Shanton followed with a long looper from outside for a 6.0 Jefferson lead. Then Martinsburg's Bill Harmon put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard for the first time, with a 20-footer. Shanton came back with a pair of foul shots and a fielder to make it 12-2. Randy Fulk hit Martinsburg's second' fielder to make it 12-4 and then Gibson hit a goal to make it 14-4. Harmon hit another jumper to make it 14-6, then Grantham made it 16-6 with a jumper, then Bullett of Martinsburg, hit his first two points of the gameand hit on a foul to close the scoring gap at 16-9. Barker then hit a pair of foul shots and Gibson a fielder to close out the scoring in the first quarter with the Cougars on top 20-9. In the second period, Mar- tinsburg cut the Cougar lead to four points and then early in the third period, the Bulldogs knotted the score at 37-37 with 5:53 left to play. With 2.87 of the third period to PlaY, Randy Fulk hit a jumper to Turn To Page 12 MembeFDIC *