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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1983 11 I II Stay Tuned To BY DON RENTCH FROM FLORIDA TRIP -- Our good James "Jimmy" Morison, who still loves even though he has not been an active of the game since the old American baseball team was disbanded some years stopped by the office last week to tell us his brief stop-over at the Los Angeles training camp at Vero Beach, Florida. was very much impressed with the baseball complex which the Blues of Los Angeles utilizing at Vero Beach, and the tremen- number of tryouts in the camp. He said were four fine playing fields and three of fields were being utilized by the extremely number of rookies the Dodgers had in their camp. He said the seating capacity in stadium was about 5,000 and a sizeable crowd people were on hand each day to watch the work out. Jim was also very pleased he had the opportunity to meet and talk with Tommy Lasorda, manager of the whom he described as a very per- and interesting person to talk with. in Florida, Jimmy and his wife Ruth, with Mr. and Mrs. Bayrle Link, who the Winter months in Fort Pierce, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Eackles, who spend Winters in Ormond Beach. Enroute to Mr. and Mrs. Morison stopped off in ys with her parents. HOST AAU TOURNEY -- The Jefferson High Wrestling Association will bring to Town on March 26, one of the top Junior Wrestling Tournaments to be staged in East. The local group will be hosting the Atlantic A.A.U. Junior Olympic Tour- which will serve as a District Qualifier, the Jefferson High School gymnasium. The tment is open to boys born in 1965 and af- Entires will close Saturday, March 19 at noon the brackets will he limited to just 16 The entry fee will be $5.50 and no registrations will be accepted, it was Also there will not be a weight allowance. not make the weight for which registers, he will be disqualified and there will be any refund of registration fee. The tournament winners in first, 2nd and place will receive ribbons and qualify to on to Franklin & Marshall College, Lan- Pa for the District competition on April and 2. The top three qualifiers in this district will then go to Newark, Delaware Middle Atlantic finals April 15-16. Ad- to the local tournament will be $1.50 for and 75 cents for students. For more in- Ed Clopper at 304-876-3375 or Bob 304-72,5-8103 in the evenings and Joe 304-725-9741 during the daytime hours. MANLEY -- Dexter Manley, the 6- inch, 240-pound defensive end of the Redskins, the Super Bowl cham- of 1983, be a special guest at the 56th Apple Blossom Festival in Win- Va April 28-30. His visit to Winchester being sponsored by Wilkins' Shoe Center and Converse Shoe Company. A fifth round draft from Ok]ahoma State, Manley was one of leaders of the Redskins' Hogs, who made up Redkins lines this past season. He will be as the defensive end that knocked Danny White, quarterback of the Dallas with a very vicious, but ligitimate in the National Football League Cham- ) game with Dallas. Team For Start Of runs With Sprinl ! week, March 26, Jefferson High School varsity baseball team open its season with a against Berkeley Ithe meantime, junior var- 'coach Mike Cook will be a look at the material has reported for the seventeen hopefuls, in an to arrive at a winning Cook is pretty coufi- t that out of those who have and are currently there will evolve a junior varsity, of the school's tradition. Creels tbe p ts areex- with good speed and plus steady hittingt all combined to a well-rounded 26 for the catching Paul and 3* Roger Painter for first base, with Painter showing l ential as tim team's designated hit- ter; Scotty Dillow will be at + COl~l base, Tom Parker at shortstop, with Pat Coulter and Bryan Lewis vying for the third base post. As for outfielders, Steve Mobley and Stacey Whitmore are in left field; Scott Shumaker and Ron Davis m centerfield; and Scott Sarra and Dowayne Smith in field. Three performers scramb- ing to be stming pitct s, Mar- vin Jackson, Jeff Jones and McCauley; while Mobley, Shumaker, Lewis and Sarra may all be utilized for pitching chores during the course of the season. The jayvee schedule: MARCH (At Skepl ) James Wood (A) No Will Be Application Until Early May Jefferson High School, hard pressed each year to fall its foot- ball and basketball schedules because of its independent status, has made a bid for membership in the Cumberland Valley Athletic League. This was revealed by Prin- cipal Warren Carter and by Athletic Director Donnie Hetzel, whose efforts in the past have been directed, without any success whatsoever, toward entry into the Tri-State League. Those past efforts have always failed (it takes only one negative vote to keep a school from membership in the Tri- State) despite a strong case built up by Jefferson's year- after-year success on both the gridiron and basketball court. The Tri-State League has never provided Jefferson with a "reason" why it was not ad- mitted to membership. The Tri- State school principals, who make the decisions, are ex- tremely close mouthed about the whole thing. But while Jefferson was be- ing turned down, such schools as South Carroll, Hedgesville and Liberty were granted membership, and there were rumblings that the Maryland members of the Tri-State (which includes only one ont-of- state member, Martinsburg) were out to make it an all- Maryland organization. It was alleged that Martinsburg re- mains in the circuit because it was one of the original members and also because it is a good drawing card, atten- dance wise, for teams from Hagerstown and Frederick. Why Hedgesville was given preference over Jefferson for membership in the league has never been explained. Martinsburg is also a member of the CVAL. So are Tri-State schools Frederick, South and North Hagerstown, along with Allegany and Fort Hill of Cumberland, Md. WILL ELIMINATE YEARLY SCRAMBLE If the CVAL principals shonld vote to admit Jefferson to the circuit (and that vote is ex- pected in late April or early May), the CTAL would become at least a seven-team league and would guarantee at least six league games (in football), and twelve in basketball for each team each season. For Jefferson, this would eliminate the yearly scramble by AD Hetzel and school of- ficials to obtain opponents for both football and basketball. It would also tend, in future years, to build up stained rivalries which would be good for gate recepts, so badly need- ed" to support the overall athletic program. It should be noted that receipts from football and basketball are utilized to finance sports programs at Jef- ferson that do not have strong fan appeal and subsequently fail to finance themselves. What are the chances of get- tang into the CVAL? Jefferson's Carter and Hetzei are hopeful but not overly optimistic. They've been disappointed too many times in the past. If the CVAL votes to include them in the league line-up they'll be pleasantly surprised and cer- tainly most appreciative. While Jefferson sits in the wings waiting for a CVAL deci- sion, Principal Carter unveiled another plan he thinks would bell) Jefferson and which might be characterized as a rebuttal to an idea voiced by Mar- tinsburg High Principal Hay Waldo. PLANS NOT SATISFACTORY First, Waldo's proposition, to be offered to the West Virginia Secondary Activities Commis- sion within the next several weeks Waldo proposes dividing West Virginia high schools in- to four, rather than three classes, as at present. Such a move would place Jefferson (with a high student popula- tion) into a super class above the present AAA, but would drop Martinsburg (with a lesser student population) into the second class. Such a plan, while it might satisfy Waldo's desire to "be a winner" would play havoc with Jefferson's schedule, because it would have to play "big" schools in the other part of the state to gain any real recognition. On the other hand, Carter's proposition would create a regional set-up in which schools in the same geographical area would form a region. Locally, AAA schools would be Mar- tinsburg, Jefferson, Hamp- shire, Keyser, Morgantown, University of Morgantown, and Philip Barbour. They would have to compete against each other in all sports. Frankly, most observers show little enthusiasm for either plan, Waldo's desire to "be a winner" by dropping down in class; or Carter's plan to "regionalize." Neither would provide the kind of rivalry and gate appeal that would in turn support the whole spectrum of high school athletics. From most vantage points it appears that Jefferson's salva- tion lies in a decision this Spring by CVAL officials. If the Cougars make it, great. If not, they'll have to continue to scramble about for indepen- dent high schools to furnish the opposition, a job neither Carter nor Hetzel relishes. APRIL Episcopal, DeMaUm) 1 St. AllmM (Z) (A) Atst. Aibans Z Parkview (Z) (H) 21 St. Albami Finals 5 Mr. St. Joe (2) (At++,-,) Stocked With Trout 6 Bishop McNamara (At Shepherd) Three creeks and five runs in II Hampshire (2)(A) this section, were among the 85 14 St. Maria Gorc4tl (A) West Virginia streams and IllHed gesvWe (H) lakes that were stocked with 21+ Parkview (A) trout during theweek of March Ik, 'kdeySpgs. (A) 4, according to the Wildlife James Wood