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l --- SPORTS SECTION --- I DON RENTCH --- SPORTS EDITOR COMPLETE LOCAL COVERAGE - SCORES - PICTURES SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE MARCH 17, 1966 SECTION--B I NEWS AND VIEWS BY MAX BROWN IMPROVEMENTS " . ENANDOAH JTfiIN; BUT CLASS" :- It seems to us that every year about this time, General Manager Bob Leavitt comes some marked improvements at his popular race plant. ear Bob added "a sec- el betting mezzanine; more mutuel windows, stands, lounges, conditioning and a few innovations.. This year completely redecorated elegant Star- Terrace and the popular spot has been given o-wall carpeting in a tone of red.. The dining will have gold covers the waitresses will wear of old cloth caus the table covers. The will be. in tan ;erine. not the Waldorf Astoria, it's not far fl m it. Then add more which will meet eye, employees admissions department be decked out in gray BOB LEAVITT slacks, with burgundy blazers and sport jackets with oah Downs insignia hand lettered in i8 karat :threading on the 'front pockets.. It's out in capital letters and you can believe |NI|J J|ll| NICE GESTURE: Kelley (former mayor) Lance bought 12 for ten players and two coaches of Charles Town Purple Panthers to the NCAA championship tourn- at College Park this week for their fine showing on court this season... INFLUX OF MORMONS: P. M. Manning Smith points out there will be perhaps one of the biggest delegations ever to the East this weekend, what with Utah play- at College Park and Brigham Young at Madison Square So right, fellow! .. CIIANCES OF "BASEBALL at Bakerton are said to be thin indeed according to year's manager Jimmy who told us last week that there just isn't sufficient among the fans and players to put a ball club in the League again this season .... Too bad. because has for many years been one of Jefferson County's strongholds of baseball.., IRTHDAY GREETINGS to Jim and Buzzy Morison who celebrated their birthdays on Monday, March 14, same is just 9 years younger than brother Jim.. Now it out from there! !... "YOU'RE GETTING OL;," says Highley Roderick, "When you smile at thinks you're one of her father's .. You tell 'era, Highleyl !... Tt RN TO 2--B ItACINO UNDR 114| STA~ ff4111itlNI; Tiff I1#'m G, IABJ.I$ tOWN, WtST Vtlteite .... . Shepherdstown. I] )l t With only a little more than three weeks remaining before the 1966 schoolboy baseball and track seasons open in the section and area, the sectional and area high school coaches didn't waste any time after the basketballs had been deflated and stored, before turning their attentions to base- ball and track. Although outdoor workouts have been somewhat limited to date to the inconsistency of the cold, and sometimes rainy and damp weather which has prevail- ed the past ten days, the coaches have been putting their baseball and track and field squads throu- gh both indoor and outdoor work outs. Both Harold (Zip) Lorenz, head baseball coach, and Bill Jordan, track coach at Charles Town High said Wednesday morning they have been able to get in some limited outdoor drills, but it will be Monday before the real down: to earth outdoor practice sessions READY FOR OPENING ...Three Charles Town tra lners go over the Shenandoah Downs condition book will get underway, with racing secretary Gary Smith as they point for the night track's spring opening Friday. From the Coach Jordan said he has been left are: Millard H. Harrel[, Albert J. Lacoste, Gary Smith and Milton G. Longerbeam. Lacoste led con- working out some 30 boys who ditioners at Shenandoah last fall. All three trainers recently became permanent residents of the Charles have reported for the Charles Town track and field squad. But Town area. because of the limitations of the drills, it is not yet possible to Like Father---Like Sons determine just what can be ex-~ pected of the 1966 Panther team. Coach Jordan said with the first meet set for Wednesday April 6, however, he is going to have to work his boys harder and longer beginning Monday. He said while his track schedule is not yet complete he hopes to line up at least eight meets, plus the annual Regional meet. The first combat action for the Panther trackmen will come in a three-team meet April 6, at Boons boro (Md.) High School with Charles Town, Musselman and Boonsboro participating. Other meets which Coach Jor- dan said he has already lined up will be at Loudoun County High in Leesburg, Va., Shepherdstown and possibly Harpers Ferry. Coach Lorenz said the crop of candidates which reported more than a week ago for the Panthbr b~lsebAll sqUad iS the largest in the history of the school, with :some 62 boys now working out. BUt Coach Lorenz also stated that because of the weather and the limitations of practice sessions, it has not yet been possible to make any assessment as to what can be expected from his batsmen. The Panther batsmen will open i their 1966 season on Thursday afternoon, April 7, with St. Jose- ph's Catholic High in Martinsburg Coach Lorenz said a total of 12 games have been lined up for the Panthers. MERCHANT-NOLAND DOWNS CITGO 4-0 The Merchant-Noland Chevro- let-Oldsmobile, Inc., ladies bowl- ing team scored a 4.0 victory over the Citgo bowlers in action Mon- day in the Ledies' Bi-County Maj- or Bowling League at Shenandoah Lanes. C. Gano led the Merchant-Nol- and team to victory with a high set score of 513, while Dot Brown had the highest set for Citgo, a 471. e Other set scores for Citgo wer F. Edwards 438; H. Doff, 458; B. Longerbeam, 369 and V. Whit- more, 323, Set scores for Merchant-Nol- and were: D. Cline, 476; 1. Noland 412; M. Kitchell 480 and M. Ander son 495. I Put F." i BY DON RENTCH I Twenty-niche years ago the sur-I name of League was not only well J known, but highly respected, in] high school athletic circles in l Charles Town and the section. [ And this same name was not only [ a prominent and highly respected | one, but also somewhat confusing, ! in the high school athletic circle.s in the Lovingstown, Va., section this past basketball season. Not only is the name the same, but the connection is a family one - - father and sons. The father is Sherman League, who in 1937 re-wrote a lot of the basketball records at Charles Town High School. The sons (shown in the above picture left to right) are: Billy and Charley League, who were consistently in the sports headiines in the Loving ston section from early December through early March, by virture of their outstanding basketball abilities. As a matter of fact basketball at Nelson County High School in Lovingston, where Father Sher- man League coaches football and track, and where sons Billy and Charley are students, was some- what of a family proposition this past season. Dad Sherman and mother Helen, (the former Helen Reininger), helped to provide the moral support from the sidelines, and while Billy and Charley, pro- vided much of the excitement for the fans with their explosives offensive fireworks. The proverbial saying - Like Father Like Son," certainly app- lies in the case of the Leagues of Lovingston with the slight variat. ion that in this instance the word "Son" is plural. Just as Sherman League proved to Charles Town cage fans 4n 1937 that he was a great cage star, so did his two sons win the hearts and plaudits of the cage fans of the Lovingston area this past season. GREAT IN FINALE Charley, 18, wound up his high school basketball career Saturday One of the highlights of the presentation of awards upon comple~lon of the Junior High Schoo: basketball tournament staged in the Charles Town Junior High School gymnasium Monday, March 7 through Wednesday, March 9, was the naming of an eight-player all.tournament team, with the above group shown being named to the coveted team. They are as shown, Front row (left to right)--Bill Craven of Harpers Ferry Junior High; Charlle Wilson, Hedgesvllle and Ktm Reid of Charles Town. Back row (left to rlght)--Mike Kneisley and Frank Sowers, both of the championship St. Joseph's Catholic High team; Curtis Butts and Wendell Mosby, Musseiman Junior High and Mark Osbourn, of (Photo by Jim Tabb.) n night, Feb. 26, with a fine perfor- mance for the Nelson County cagers in the finals of the Group If, District IV sChoolboy tourna- ment staged at Bedford, Va. Al. though he was not the top scorer in the tournament, nor the lead- ing point- getter for his team, he did turn in great defensive effort and a fine floor game for the Governors. And he cameup with three key field goals at crucial times to keep his team in the thick of the nip-and-tuck ball game to the end. Billy, 16, has proven .to be a real star for Nelson High having already smashed some of the school's cage scoring records even as a sophomore. In a game with Fluvanna, Billy had a great scor- ing night, hitting for 40 points to eclipse the school's individual scoring mark of 38 held by Ken Purvis, a former Nelson High cage g{,eat. In that game Billy scored 15 field goals, only four less than the entire Fluvanna team. And in the championship tournament game against William Campbell High, he rolled in 15 points including the basket which gave the Nelson County cagers a 48-48 ti~ in the closing seconds of the game which William Camp bell finally won by a 52-50 score. Billy closed out the season with a fine 15.5 average and his coach said he is expecting even greater things from him next season. With two Leagues in starting line-up there were many times when it proved a little confusing to Nelson County cage fans. Es- pecially was this true when they tried to listen to a broadcast of a game and kept hearing the annou ncer call a pass from Lehgue to League. Soon this became the famous saying around Lovtngston High . "It's League to League". And often the fans which not real sure which League it was TURN TO PAGE ~.-B KASTLE'S WINS THREE FROM GABBY FIVE IN BRUNSWICK LOOP ACTION The Kastle's Ladies' Bowling team of Charles Town won three points from the Gabby Five in action Thursday night in the Ladies' Major Duckpin Bowling League on the Brunswick alleys. Amy Alger led the Kastle team to victory with a 133 high single game score and a 354 set. Other set scores for the Char- les Town team were: E. Moore, 319; H. Kelican, 293; Virginia D2o3r.sey 324 and Gertrude Prain GOODE BROr P OVER BUNCUTrER OIL The Goode Brothers Buick and Pontiac Ladies Bowling team of Charles Town scored a 3-0 victory over the Buncutter Oil Company team of Winchester, Va., in action Friday night in the Winchester Evening State Ladies Duckpin Bowling League on the Health Center Lanes in Winchester. The Charles Town ladies came from behind to win the final game of the match by one pin. They rolled games of 529 514 and 491 for a set score of 1534. ! Biddy Smoot led the Goode [Brothers team with a 133 high I single game, while Amy Alger I had a 112 high~ Virginia Dorsey l a 126 and Gertrude Prain a 116, WXVA HousEwivES" LEAGUE RACE IS STILL CLOSE ONE STANDING OF TEAMS Team W. L Bob's Babes 27 9 Stu's Heroines 25 11 Archtes Dames 25 II Dorot ,h=yfs Pills 19 17 Dlckie s Olympians 17 19 Helen's Dolls .... 16 20 Barb's Copy Girls 14 22 \, , , , ,,., Shenandoah Downs will stage the earliest opening in its eight- year history Friday night as a 67 program meeting gets underwaY. Shenandoah, which introduced ,night thoroughbred racing here in 1959, will race at 7:15 each evening through June 4 for a total of 67 nights. The $4 million plant has been painted and refurbished for the 1966 season, with complete redeem orating of the Starlight Terrace dining room topping the improve ments. The spectacular restaurant has been carpeted in red and shades of gold and tangerine are used throughout. Albert J. Lacoste is back with a public stable of 25 runners to try for his third straight training championship. Lacoste has topped the Shenandoah list in 1964 and '65 and shifting his string almost exclusively to the two tracks here Jesse Davidson, leading rider in America in 1965 and leader at Shenandoah in all but one meet. ing in which he has campaigned here, also will be on hand to de- fend his crown and start after his second national title. Davidson heads a jockey colony of 50 riders expected. , ..... Jey's De bs 14 22 Lawrence s Gales 14 22 X SweeUes O 9 27 The race for the top spot in the WXVA Housewives Bowling League is really a top one with three teams battling it out and only two points separating the third place from the first place teams. Bob's Babes, the league leaders and Stu's Heroines, holders of second place last week, both suff- ered 3-1 defeats, Tuesday while Archie's Dames scored a 3-1 vic- tory, and moved into a second, )lace tie. Nancy Roth was the top bowler n Tuesday's action at Pikeside bowl, coming up with a 189 high game score for the top high indi- vidual honors for the day and also a 514 high set score for the day. Mary E. McKee, rolled a 180 single game for second high in this action, while Barbara Viands had a 178 for third high. Dot Brown had the second high set score, 480, while Virginia Dorse was third high with a 477 seL R SPORTS MACHINE Honc Sports 50's price is only half the story. It's a gas sipper: 200 mpgo Flashy but sturdy: over 50 MILLER AUTO SALES (3 Miles South On Rt. 522) 50ce OHV engine. Other virtues: 4-speed trans- minion, manual clutch, cam- type brake~ Sheer fun to own. 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