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12 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 19e3 Jefferson's Jayvee Cagers Conclude Excellent Season "Pictured above is the 1 2-83 junior varsity basketball team at Jeffer- son High School, a squad that had an excellent season, winning 16 and losing only 1. They are, left to right, front row: Todd Grantham, Chris Smith, Walter Roberts, Anthony Gregory, Bryan Dickson, Wayne Puller. Back row: Tommy Evans, Paul Rudolph, Stacey Viands, Coach John Lowery, Tyrone Jackson, David Mills and Aaron Frazier. The Jefferson High School junior varsity basketball team enjoyed an excellent season, winning 16 and losing or, e, and bids fair to offer substantial help to the varsity squad next year. The jayvee squad is the train- ing and proving grounds for future varsity peformers, and this year's team proved it has the. ability and the persever- ance to be a winner. The Little Cougars, under Coach John Lowery, won all of its nine home games; while on the road they won seven and lost but one, to Keysor, a loss they avenged later in the season. In point manufacture, Jdfer- son scored 986 to the opposi- tions 792. In compiling the fine record, Jefferson won its last ten games in a row; won 26 of 27 games over a two year period; and now owns a string of 20 home victories in a row. Wayne Puller led the Jeffer- son scoring attack with 202 points for an average of 11.9 per game, followed closely by Todd Gratham with 200 points and an 11.8 average. Then came Tyrone Jackson, averaging 10.6 points; Stacey Viands, with an average of 9.2; Paul Rudolph withaSAaverage; alate com- er, Walter Roberts, who came off the bench to post a 4.4 average; and Anthony Gregory with a 2.3 average. In rebounding, Jackson averaged 6.9 per game; Puller 6.6; Rudolph 5.2; Viands 4.9; and Gramtham 2.6. A new record in assists was set by Gra/~Jmm who had 134, well above the next best mark of 30 by Viands. The Jefferson High School girls tennis team will feature a veteran crew among its thirty- six member squad when it takes to the courts against op- ponents this spring. Returning to carry the Cougars hopes are seven of the top eight players from last Springs team which posted a 23-1 record (best ever in the history of girls tennis at JHS) and the addition of an outstan- ding transfer student who played number one for her school last spring. The girls squad which placed third in last years state tourna- ment will not rest on its past laurels as it has beefed up this Spring's schedule to take on the best schools in the tri-state area. April 8, with Beckley, Frankfort, Hedgesville, and Martinsburg; host a quad tour- nament on April 9, with Broad Run, Loudoun Co and- Parkview, and host an invita- tional tournament on April 16, with Clarke Co Loudoun Valley and Stonewall Jackson. Jefferson tennis coaches Glenn Edwards, Mike Roush and Dan Falvey will get a prescason look at the girls team in match play conditions when they participate in the JHS in- tersquad tournament to be played in the Jefferson gym- nasium on March 18-19. The tournament is played on the "sporteze" carpet court which was used for the first time last spring. The Jefferson junior varsity The lady Cougars return girls tennis team will play a ten seniors Sherry Keitar (28-11ast match card opening their spring), Michelle Mattei (19~7), Lisa Strange (19-3), Jean Cross (17-4), and Michelle Lochbaum (3-I); juniors Traci Albin (22-8) and Lisa Lutman (7-0); and welcome the addition of transfer student Sidney Ramey a junior. All of the above players have demonstrated the ability to win at the top spot and season on March 24, when they travel to WaLkersville for a 3:30 match. GIRLS' VARSITY TENNIS MARCH Martlasbm'g A 26 Clarke City. H 29 Lowlmm Vall~y A 31 Holton-Arms A APRIL Martlnsburg ran the clock down, then took a time out, to set up the final shot. (R was sup- posed to g6 to Willmms or Mat- thew Bullet inside). But Fowler, seeing the the two covered, suddenly broke for the basketball, split a pair of defenders, and banked the ball off the glass as the clock hit the five second mark. As noted, Jefferson ac- complished what it wanted to do, defensively, shutting down Williams with only six points. But Fowler came through with 16 points, Bullett with 14 and Gary Brooks with 8 to take up the slack. " As for Jefferson, Curtis Roy led the pack with 19 points, Clark hed 17 and Brock Winfrey 7. Martlnsburg (18-4) will now seek the Region II champion- ship against Keysls" High at the MHS field house Saturday evening at 7:30. Keyser defeated Hampshire to ad- vance to the regional finals. Saturday's winner will open Class AAA play in Charleston next Wednesday against an un- named opponent. will get their share of competi- 4 MarUMbm'g H tion in preparation for tourua-,JH8 Rom~-Robin Tuff Oub TO Stage ment play. Tournament Keiter set the girls school (Beckley, Frpkfort, Idsh Sweepstakes record from the most singles itedgesviile, Martl~lmrg) wins in a season last year with g JHS Qnad Tcm'u. H 28; Albin became the first JHS {BroedRan, LowioanCo St. Patrick's Day girl or boy player to ever ad- Parkview) v~nce to the semi-final roundof 13 Benll A CHARLES TOWN -- The thestatetouroament; andLut- 16 JHSinvitatlamdTourn, H Charles Town Tm'f Club will of- man was the only undefeated {CkwkeCo LondomValley. fer its second annual Irish singles player on last Yean Stonewall Jadmon) Sweepstakes on Saint Patrick's team. Albin and Ramey are the 18 Lm~mmCmmty S Day (March l7), witha$1,O00 Was top rated girls 16 and under 22 BNsd Rum H handicapping prize. Kenneth J. (Kenny) Rentch, former high school coach and official for more than 40 years, will be among eight retired schoolboy coaches and teachers who will be honored Saturday night, March 26 at the West Virginia High School basketball tournament to be played in the Charleston Civic Center March 23-26. Rentch has been named as the "Retired Coach-of-the Year" for Region V of the West Virginia Coaches Association of which Robert (Bob) Rizzo of Jefferson High School is the regional director. Rizzo said the eight retired coaches from all across West v-zginla wiu be and presented plaques dining tha hat[time ceremonies of the playing of the Class-AAA Championship game Kenny, as be is more familiarly called by his legion of friends and acquaintances, was graduated from Mar- tinsburg High School in Z935 where he was outstanding in both football and basketball. He attended Potomac State College 1935-37 where he was a member of the football, basket- ball and baseball teams for beth years. In 1938 he enrolled at Concord College from where he earned an AB Degree. While at Concord he was also a member of the football and basketball teams. In the Fall of I940 Kenny began his teaching and coaching career at Mar- tinsburg High School, being the first assistant coach the late John C. Cobonrn ever had, and the first assistant coach to be employed in any of the high schools of the section. At the same time Kenny became an acUve athletic of- fid~ for .both football and basketball games. I! In 1943, he gave up teaching, coaching and officiating and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. And after completing officer can- &dates school in Chicago, he was assigned as a line officer on a Navy Destroyer and serv- ed for some two years as a gun- nery officer in the European Theatre of operations. In January 1946, on being discharged from the Navy with a rank of Liet. (J.G.) be return- ed to his teaching and coaching job at Martiusburg High School. In the Fall of 1946, he joined the faculty of Shepberdstown High School as a teacher and coach. He coach- ed football, baseball, basketball and track at that school until 1955 whea he gave up coaching, and accepted just a teaching job at South Hagerstown (Md.) mgh School. Dur z coaching career which spann- ed some 40 years, his percen- tage of win and loss records in both goothall and basketball was abeut 70 per cent In the field of officiating, Kmny wus one d tha orgaz em LAKERS CAPTURE POST-SEASON PLAYOFF CROWN Shown above are the members of the Lakers team of the Midget BasketbaLl League, who not only won the re dar pionships of the National Division of the League, but also came back week to win the Post-Season playoff tournament by defeating the 52-41 in the championship game. The Lakers bad a 13-1 seasonal and then added on two more tournament wins to make their record for the season 15-1. Members of the squad as shown are: (left to right)---Scott Bradford, Marlo Clay and Todd Lutman. Back (left to right)--Donald Wilson, James Manuel, William Chandler, Higgs and K. Bunny. Third row (left to right)--Alonza Butler, James Riston, Robert Davis, Daniel Jackson, Coach, Eugene Henry Edwards and Daniel Doleman, Coach. of the Eastern Panhandle of- ficials Association, was a Southern Swin charter member of the Cumberland Valley Officials Am~iaiton of Winchester, Vs was a member of the NIBA of- ficials association; and had the honor of being named on numerous occasions to work state playoff games in both football and basketball. He retired from officiating football games in 1963 and baskethall in 1 3S. Kenny received a Master's Degree from Marshall Univer- sity in 1964, and he continued teaching at South Hagerstown until 1979 when he retired. He and his wife, the former Louise Taylor reside at Pineway in Berkeley County. Tournament The Jefferson County Slo- Pitch Softball League will stage its first annual Little League tournament, April 16 and April 17, according to Jim Pierson, league president. The tourna- ment will be known as the "Early Bird Classic," and it will he a single elimination affair. The purpose of the tourna- meat is to raise funds which the Slo-Pitch League is in need of to make the American Legion basehall field into a softball diamond complex which will be more available for recreational purposes. The entry fee for the tourna- ment will be $15 per team and two news softballs. Pierson said the entry fee will be used to purchase hot dogs and soft drinks for the players who will be participating. All regular Little League rules will apply for tournament play. Following tournament play awards will be presented with trophies going to ,the top three teams, individual trophies to the members of the top two teams; a Most Valuable Player award for both offensive and defensive play; and a ten- player All-Tom'nament team will be selected and presented trophies. For more information on tournament play call Jim Pier- son at 1-304-725-0552 or p" Club 1-3o4-725-ff~. Shepherdstown JHS Excellent doubles team in the state for Zl Foct Hill H The free competition will the past year. 29 ' Pnrkvimv A give racing fans a chance to The Shepherdstown Junior The ~rls open theLr seas~ ~ ~ Mer~ybm~ A select the ~ in races two High Cardinals, who posted a March 23, when they travel to through nine. Those picking the most creditable 12-7 overall Faulkner Park in Marfinsburg Z ]t~ A most winners will share the record during the past season, to tangle with a Martinsbul*g 3 HsmlMldreCo. A $1,000 prize. The track also will was a "never-give-up" ball 5 Hedgosv/lle A offer a $5,000 bonus to any fans club, a point they proved con- team which retm'ns seven of its 7 Besll A picking all eight sweepstakes clusively in the Panther Classic top nine players from last year Fort Hill A races correctly, here in Charles Town, a couple and is expected to challenge the t Frm~m-t A Post time for the program is of weeks ago. Cougars for reginual honors. Coach Bill Blair, pointing out Action beg~ at 3:3O. 11 Mercerslmrg H 7:15. 13-14Regle,ml~meat that the Cards wound up in The girls roster ls as follows: (At Keyser) Mini-Courses 0n third place in the Classle, and Senior - Julie Benner, Jean captured the Sbepherdstown Frm wt, ll,mlmldre Cross, Kelte,Michel Tap At Sh s o.t Lochbaum, Michelle Mattei, epherd noted that in the Classic, Jayne Park, Beverly Schwartz, Mardmlxu3) Shepherdstown, trailing and Lisa Strange; Juniors - 18Hedgesvlile H Fourteen mini-courts in Charles Town's Panthers by 9 Traci Albin, Valerie Bisset, 23-~ -StateTom'umut subjects ranging from ass~- points, came back strong in the Michelle Chadwick, Denise " (AtChar~) " tiveness training and job huw fom'thquarter, pulled to wifltin JUNIOR VARSITY TENNIS ConneLley, Ka rea Cook, Gina ting to quilting and gourmet one point, and missed which A cooking will be offered at could have been the winning A Shepherd CoUegebeg the basket with only 3 seconds week of March 21. on the clock. A Mini-courses are non-credit Averaging 41 points per A classes offered by the college's game, Sbepherdstown scored H officeofCeatinuingEducati its most points against Serke m. up MARCH WaikersvlJ.l Clear Sprt,g APRIL Prmlmet Hall St. James Merc tml Merenrsburg MAY Madeira James PTeventative Health Care Ex- ~; Helping Your Achieve in School; Job Hundng & Resume writing; Learning How to Learn; Financial Plan- ning for Retiremeat; and SeE Defense for Men and Women. Three to begin in April are Babysitting Basks; Fun and Flair o(Enter- taimg and Invostments. For addttiom~ information about registration, days and times, and cotwse fees, call Sh 2m 's omce of co nu Educa~ at ff/6-2SII, ext. 218. A The mini-courses meet during a six-week period and many A are taught by the cdllege's pro. H fessors and staff. A Class designed for pe om H wishing to learn a new skill m" current interest or hob- by are Basic Quilting; Interlm- tional Gourmet; local History andS; Ptotegrapt c Dev ent; Care, Culture Frye, Juanita Gustines, Lisa Lutman, Shelly McCauley, Sidney Ramey, Tanja 25 Romanko, Marsha Whirley, zz Jondra Wilson, Sidney Pringle, 14 Carol Puller, Tammie 23 Jackson and Nicole Householder; Sophomores- Debbie Barr, Cheryl Cook, Martha Dodson, Emily Z Missy M|lburn, Headings, Losley Mary Wharton, Nikki Oden, Denise Jenkins, and Vannessa Vassar. Opponents appearing on the girls schedule for first time include Beall, Stonewall Jackson of (Va.) Fort Hill, Holton-Arms (D.C.), and Maderia of Greenway Va.The latter two schooban- nually produc rat on the national level. The Cougar girls ~ host a round-robin tournament on SEASON ENDS (FROM PAGE 11) an average of 37 points per game, the Cards gave up the most points to Harpers Ferry in a single game 46. The least points sooted against me Cards was by Romney, only 24; while the least Shepberdstown in a game was 16, versus Martiosburg. In the individual statistics, C. Bramon averaged 13 points a game, L. Neweil 9.5 per contest; R. Davis 7 and M. Braoson 6. T. Ours shot 100 per cent from the free throw line, A. Dudash 86 per cent, M. Branson ~ per cent; and K David 5 per teat. Junie Branson bad tbe moet points ia- a single game, 26 against Berkeley Springs; Kevin Strehle bad 22 versus Martinsburg. And the team shot 49 per cent from the free throw line. Team In Splits In First Two Games baseball team opened a 36-game schedule this week with a swing through South Carolina, where they were to play five games in as many days. Two of those contests have been reported and the Rams split. In the first, they were defeated, 9-7 by Winthrop Col- lege at Rock Hill, while in the second they routed Benedict College, 14-4 at Columbia. The Winthrop loss came despite a three run homer by David Dich], coming in the sixth ~ That blow put Shepherd ahead, but Winthrop came up with six bid runs in the bottom of the inning to ice the decision. In the Benedict contest, the Rums exploded, trailing 4-3, Coach Blair called in a suc- cossful mason, and thanked the fans and team sponsors for their support in helping make it such a suecom, ltis thanlm went toa iongllst organizations and individuals. Shepherdstown Jaycees, Henry's Country Inn, Ars Piz- za, Jefferson Security Bank, The Wit Re,---4aurant, The 1872 Club, German St. Market, O'Hurley's General Store, Overhead Sports, Coach's sup y, White Oak Gano Retry, SpeciaRy Books, Keith Knost, Sars, Halltown ~ The Kwanis, ~drf mlxms, McDm 's, mnk of Hm'pers Ferry, Bavarian Ontheinboundslm theJef and Propogation of House ferson receiver found himself Plants; MountainI)ulcimerfcr out in front of the MurtinMmrg Beginners; and Music Tlmatre defenses. He broke for the Experience, basket but, hearing the Minl-courses aimed at in- footsteps of Williams close creasi the participants behind, hurried the shot and and awareness in- mimmd, clude Assertiveness Training; The Shepherd College scored three times in the sixth, then collected eight unearned runs in the seventh. Duane Main led the 16-hit Shepherd attack with four hits, including a triple and four RBl's. Larry Vaseleck and John Wentz were 3 for 5, and Bret Hale chipped in with two hits and three runs. The Cougar boys round-robin April 8 with Hedgesville and also host a quad April 9, with Broad Run, 1 doun County and Country Day In Mini.Olym Bryce The Rums were to wind up their southern tour with three games in three days against Francis Marion College at Florence; thea on to the Citadel Saturday with a doubleheader at Charleston. A The Country Day travelled to Basye, yesterday afternoon day, March 3) to Bryce Mountain petition, parents viewed two skiing. Horst Locher tor of the Bryce Mountain Sh~ will be at home School, and the next Tuesday and Wednesday, hosting the University of Charleston and West Virginia Teeh. Beth ontings wtU be doubleheaders startLng at 1 joined the students and School's first After this very enjoyable' net, in the various groups, The Jefferson High School boys tennis team began full drills on March I, in prepara- tion for the upcoming racket season which opens on March 23, when they host Martinsburg in a 3: so match at the Jefferson Memorial Park courts in Charles Town. The 1983 Cougar netters will once again combine depth and experience to hopefully propel them to a twenty match win season and a top five finish in state tournament play. The Cougars have a total of 35 players on the team, nine of them returning veterans who won ten or more singles mat- ches last season, with five of those having won the always tough number position. Last seasons varsity squad finished third in the state among eighty-four schools wt~e compiling a 23-6-1 log. The previom two years the net- ters placed second in the state competition. ~ ~years task will be a difficult one as both Hedgesville and Keyser return nearly their entire squads from last year and will be favorites over me Cougars. Returning seaiocs David Wilt (25-4 lastyear) and Todd Kruger last season) along with David Didden (25-6 last spring) will be called on for early season leadership. Other seniors who will see a lot of ac- tion in the top positions are Rodd Ramey (9-4), Ray Holmes (12-2), Billy Baker (11-2), Jared Seheer~ (10-2), mance of the video-tape, In Group I, taught b: Nimmo, Anita Nayak rust. In Group II, John Head, the students earned Lane Mclntnsh, lst; Spencer, 2rid; 3rd; Nissa Thornsen, 4th;; A. Moore (8-4), Eric DeBoni chieGleason, 5th; (8-1),JoeJon~,BrettWilmore ner, 6th. and Chip Daniel, an outstan- Under the guidance d ding doubles player. Junior structor Doug Renolds, Gary Leslie (14-0) and the only following skiers in Group undefeated singles player on last years team; Alan Vandell, a junior; and sophomore Kevin Johnson, who played number one for the Jefferson Junior team last spring could also figure in the Cougars fortunes. The boys roster is as follows: receiqjd awards: Davenport, Ist; Lara 2nd; Matthew Goff, Melissa Buettner, 4th: Spencer, 5th. Headmaster Niemann, who spent the noon at Bryce's with Seniors - Billy Baker, Tim Niemann, revealed that Brunori, Chip Daniel, Eric Country Da DeBoni, Ray Holmes, Joe Jones, Todd Kruger, Andy Moore, Rodd Ramey, Jared Scheerer, Brett Wilmore, David Wilt and Barrie Harem; Juniors - Allen Craigo, David Didden, David Glascock, Harold Gray, Thomas Hildebrand, Gary Leslie, Rob Ott, Alan Vandell, and Magill Morgan; Sophomores - David Burns, David Clendening, Bryan Dickson, Derek Ferrett, Greg Harp, Bryan Jackson, Kevin Johnson, Benny King, Chris oft, Chris Smith, Jay Wilson and COly Cornell. New oppmeats neaU, DeMatha, Anegheny, Orange County (Va.), Woodberry Forest (a nationally ranked prep school frum the Culpeper, Virginia area), and Fort Hill. Ramrning to the schedule are prep schools St. James, Law don, St. Alhans, Sidwell Frm,and Prep, all of which will offer stiff com- petition in preparation for regional and state play. have a skiing program year. This year the began on January 13 cluded a at Bryce Mountain. Fast-Pitch Softball League To Meet Sun The Jefferson Pitch softball lea a meeting Restaurant back room olt, day March 203 p.m. All players and and any instructed shonld be tlmir. marion contact 7'25-5275. in Inn, er's Bazaar, Betty's Restaurant, John Doyle, Eastern Building Supply, Gnldea Corral, Greg Didden Realty, Hair Design, H tep House, Minnie Meatzer, Moun- tain Enterprises, Needle Shop, Old Town Restaurant, Sddack's Gulf, Insurance, Shepherdstown t r, Phar- macy, Shepberdetown Realty, Western Auto and the Yellow Brick Bank. SHEHANDOAH TREE Calls Answered After 2:00 P.M. Phone: