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J'EFFER ON rArCMr.l ADVOCATE SECT!ON B--SPORTS PAGE THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1959 VIEWS 8Y MAX BROWN RADIO AND television representatives g areas will be guests of Shenandoah )n Sunda April 26, at a preview of the beau- race track. The occasion is one that to and genial Bob Leavitt, general track and his Director of Publicity Bill Me- to roll out yards of red carpet for the visitors. TOWN AND Jefferson County lost a good when Jas. R. (Jim) Marshall passed away. SUl)porter of the Charles Town Legion Jim had ah'eady purchased his season all set for the opening of his favorite sympathy is extended to the mem- family... OFFICIAL announcement now that the " Waiters has been named to man tge the Legion baseball club this season, you can action at Legion Park the first warm Sun- With his long years of diamond ex- should make the local club a good man- will provide not only a good solid brand of much of it on the exciting and thrilling FULL ACCORD with President Elvis Jacob West Virginia University when following contest last Saturday night he said, quit . . . only the whistle stopped them." II, convinced that the Cardiac Kids could ugh again, given five seconds in which y've cut it almost that fine in winning OVer the last two seasons and against clubs od as California... But so much for that the curtain on a great season for a great great team--our fighting Mountaineers! I ! WITH BOB LEAVITT this afternoon, he Downs has been hiring and will West Virginians wherever possible." The t2. have "considerably better" than 85 percent trom West Virginia, he added... , l)ZO, I IANAGER of Sheph'erdstown s-5, 10 them Store and for many years a strong Charles Town Legion baseball team, has season ticket, an annual custom for the citizen for a number of years. John misses a Legion game here and you'll find base side of the grandstand rooting for When the season opens here on May 3... - =) S&-TLEGhAPH reported .. in- with the Big and what he thought Cardinal Track, Field Team Will Be Inexperienced Limited in numbers as well as in size and experience the Shep- herdstown High track and field team is expected to improve over last year, but still not near strong enough to be any real threat, in the annual Regional meet. That's about the way Coaches Bill Os- bourn and Nevin Strider summed it up this week as they get thei charges ready for a meet in Char- les Town on April 3. Coach Osbourn said most of the boys who are working out with the baseball team are also trying. their hand at track. As of early this week Coach Os- bourn said he would have Lucas running the mile, Iley Weller in the half-mile; Jeff Shultz, Mickey Sarra and Charlie Hunter in the 100 and 220-yard dashes; Jerry Boyd in the pole vault; Kenny Waldeck and Manny Knott in the hurdles; Jesse Cullison in the high jump; Dave Lucas in the broad jump; Bill Handzo in the discus; and Jim McCarty and Herbert May in the shot put, Coach Osbourn said that al- though he has only one meet sche duled to date, the Cardinals are ex pected to participate in several other of the smaller meets in the section and area before going into Regional competition. County League Meeting At RipNn March :11 rA very impo'tant meeting fo all managers, players and others interest, ed in tl~e Jefferson Coun- ty Baseball League for the coming season is scheduled for next Tues day night, Maroh 31 at the Sani- tary Lunch at Rippon. This will be the final date to register your team for league play and it is ur- gent that all managers ~and others attend this meeting. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. ,. Top The post-season playoffs in the Jefferson County Independent basketball league came ~to a close SaC~urday night on the C har~ Town Ji~nior Hlth gymnasium with the Moose Club scoring a close 62-59 victory over the W. & R. Sales cagers for the playoff t Charles Town High Spring has arrived and so has weather suitable for the section's scholastic baseball and track teams to forsake high school gym- nasiums for the great oudoo,rs and full-scale workouts in the dia- monds. And every scholastic team in the section is now hard at pre- season drills since only two weeks remain before the opening of base ball season and less time than tha.t before the first track action. Although originally Coach Har- ry Barker had not planned to send his baseball charges into action until April 10, the date has now been moved to April 7 when the Panthers will be playing host to Shepherdstown High School on the Legion park field. Since the 1959 Panther baseball schedule was announced two weeks ago several other changes have been made. For instance the two games with Harpers Ferry have been switched, wlth the Pan thers and Tigers now set to play in Charles Town on April 14 and at Harpers Ferry April 30. The Shepherdstown game was moved up from May 11 to April 7 so as not to interfere with the baseball sectional tournament. Coach Harry Barker said he has 20 boys on the baseball squad and indications are now that this year's team will be one of the best in the section. Coach Barker has 14 boys on this year's squad who were either regulars on the last year's team, or who saw some experier~ce and among these are three pitchers. Coach Barker said he also has sev eral other good pitching prospects among newcomers ~to the squad this season, particularly Buddy Hindman, Harold Gray and Woody Oden. Back from last year's mound staff are: Billy Ben- tz, Larry Burns and Dick Poston. Burns also can play as utility in- :fielder or outfielder. Also back this year after a year layoff because of ineligibility will be big Milton Cooper as a regular :outfielder and also as a relief pit- cher. As things ,are now working out Barker said it looks as though Frankie Ranalli ,and Larry Burns will be the outfielders along with i Mil,ton Cooper, who can also work i ln as a relief pltchel~. Other outfielders on the squar are: Charles Ware, Calvin Flem- Ing, Charles Jackson. At the infield ,posts it looks as though Sam Snow will be at third base; Danny Eismon at first base !Jerry Frye at second base and Paul Coffman at shortstop: This championship, would give the,Pax~thers a ,veteran Ra, mey with 16 points, Wiltshlre infield. "What do you think of Jerry West now with 15 and Myers with 14 teamed Other uti~lity infielders are: Bill seen him?" u.p to lead the Moosemen to ,the Santmier; Dick Wil~on and Jim, tough man. Everybody knows that." victory and the title. John Bow- mie Coulter. : O you think he's the second best player ers turned in a terrific scoring el- Coulter is also beingl groom~d fort to keep the W. & R. Salesmen as a first string catcher; wit'h Bob' in the game all the way as he roll by Gardner and Colin .D~lnbari "might be the first, baby." ed in 27 points. Mike Pittinger also fighting it Gilt for this post. tare you made a firm decision about next had I1 for the W. & R. boys. Las~ Thursday evening the ' ' " school or the Globe Trotters?" Moosemen took a 2-1 lead in the now I am planning on going to school, series by beating the W. & R. gs can happen. Ii's a funny world." boys by a 65-.46 score. S Abe Saperstein (of the Globe 'Irot- [tot CharlievictoryHlnein thisled gamethe Moosemenwith 25 YOU?)' " Ipoints while GOre contributed 12 don't want me, man. He's got Wilt." land Ramey wi,th 11. Bowers had [, ]11 for ?,he W. & R. team, while [,| ,i, '2~ ..... l Bill Hine and Mike Pittinger each -]B Turn To 2-B ~ad 10. ' Head .Coe~ch Bill Osbourn and his a~slstant Nevln Strider, like all other scholastic coaChes and their assistants in the section have been busy the past week trying ,to is the time "--To Try--- BE SURE THAT YOUR CAR IS READY FOR AND SUMMER DRIVING. Let Our Mechanics Go Over ( ar with Our Modern Equipment. No Job TOO LARGE-- TO0 SMALL for Our Shop. CALL US... . NC. UICK _ INTERNATIONAL =- GOODYEAR TIRES 488---NORTH SAMUEL STREET--CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Trackmen To Open On Field April 3 whip both a baseball and track team into shape. And lack of time is the major obstacle in their ,path as they have only about two weeks left in which to accomplish their task. Not all of the attention is being focused on baseball at the Charles Town Legion field these after- noons as Coach Richard Harmison has a group of some 43 boys who are working out daily in connec- tion with getting a Panther track team ready for another successful season in this outdoor sport. With 11 members of last year's regional championship team tack this year Coach Harmison has a formidable nucleus around ,which to build his 1959 team. Although having lost some valuable men through graduation, Coach Har- raison still feels he has enough strength in both the track and field events to be a real contender for the regional crown again this year. With less than two weeks for practice remaining before opening of the season on April 3 Coach Harmison has been giving his squad as much practice as he can. The Panthers will open Friday, April 3 on the Legion field when they play host to Musselman and Shepherdstown High's track teams in a meet to get underway at 3:30. April 9 the Panthers will travel to Berkeley Springs for a duel meet at 3:30. April 11-Charles Town will go to Winchester, Va. to participate in a three-team meet in Handley bowl; and on April 16 the Pan- thers will be at Randolph Macon Academy for a dual meet. Biggest Meet On April 18 the biggest track meet to be held in Charles Town in years will take place on the Leg ion field when six teams will par ticipate in an invitational meet. The visiting teevms will be James Wood High of Winchester; Ber- keley Springs, Musselman, Shep- herdstown and Hedgesville Hig'h Schools. April 25 the Panthers will travel to St. James (Md.) for the annual invitational meet a,t 1:30 and on May 9 it will be the big Regional show at Cobourn stadium in Mar- tinsburg. This meet will get under way at 1:15, May 12, Charles Town will tra- vel to Frosburg, Md., to partici- pate in a meet at 8 p. m. and then on May 16 it will be on to Char- leston for the West Virginia Schoolboy Track and Field com- petitions. Although he could use more men in almost every fetid of corn- )etltlon, Coach Harminson says his weakest fielu0 this year will be in the distance runs since Nor- man Propst, the Panther's star in the distance events last season did not come back to school this year. TRYING FOR EVENTS As the drills are being car- ried on now Coach Harminson has ten boys trying for the 100 and 200-yard dashes; 11 for the 440- yard dash 13 for .the 880- yard dash 10 for the mile run 13 for the shot pUt; five for the hurdles: six for the high jump and broad jtl,mp, fo~tr for the pole vaults and three for the disuss. Those trying for the 100- and 220-yard dashes are: John Doyle, Milton Cooper, Paul Coffman, Tom' Wilt, Jerry Frye, Larry Burns, Milton Cook, Nickie Palu- mbo, Bill Glaize.and Harold Gray. Trying for ,the 440-yard dash are: F rankle Ranalli, Bobby Spinks, Dick Dailey, Donald Ott, Dick Wilson, Kennan Dunn, Woodie eden, Jimmie Coulter, Danny Eismon, Charlie Jackson and Harold Gray. For the mile run Coach Harmi- son has Bill Griffith, David Burns, Bob Skinner, Norman White, Her bert Dinges, Charles Langdon, E1 Coach Osbourn said while his mer Roderiek, Ray Beahm, IVin- Crack team will be small and some cent Perricone and John Martin. what liimted bo~h in potential For the 880-yard dash it's Bob- land numbers, his baseball team by Spinks, Dick Dailey, Woodie should be comparable with any in Galen, Bob Skinner, Bill Grifflth, section. Cha>rles Langdon, Jim Lemen, In baseball CoaCh Osbourn will Charles Jackson, Norman Beahm, such stars as Jerry Derr, Richard McCauley, Bill Chicchir- Bill Handzo. Jeff S'hultz, Dave Lu- ichi, John Martin and Tim Wit,t. cos, K~rk Myers and Charles Hun- For the hurdles-Paul Coffman, ter ,back from last year's team. Bill Glaize, Tom Stocks, Nickie Others back who saw llmlted ser- Palumbo and Milton Cooper. The vice last season are: Jesse Culllson sho~ put Jim Lemen, Harold Gray, Mlckey Sarra, Lynwood Strider, Gary Kisner, David VanMetre, Dickie Welsh, Ranny Knott and Bob Smith, John Skinner, Danny Harry VanMetre. Eismon, Bill Chiochirichi, Leo Kis Lost ~o CoaCh Osbourn this sea ner, Donald Whittington, Richard son will be such stars as John McCauley, Roger Dailey, Jim Eb- Shackelford, Martin Weller and ersole. This same group of 'boys BOb Watson. plus Nickie Palumbo and Tom Coach Osbourn said ,he will have ~ Stocks are trying for the discus two good catchers in a newcomer throw also. Wade Kidwiler and veteran Kirk In the hi[~h Jump comlaetition Myers. i will be John Doyle, Paul Coffman, i Woodie Oden, Norman Beahm, At first base Jesse Cullison who saw some servicdlast season, Dick [Bob Spinks and Jim,mie Coulter. ie Richardson and genny Waldeck Nlckie Palumbo, Tom Wilt, Don newcomers; ut second ,base Dave ald Ott and Dickie Wilson will be Lucas, a veteran ~t this post and ,the pole vaulters and Milton Coop Eugene Whl~tington and Bucky er, Bill Olaize, Milton Cook~ Har- Geary. At shortstop Dlckie Welsh old Gray, Jerry Frye and Charles and Lynwood Strider are battling Langdon will be the broad jump- for ~he post. The third :base ,post ers. will go again to Charlie HUnter; while the outfielders will be Jeff To Meet March26 At Shul, tz, Bill Handzo, Miekey 'Sarra, Ronnie Renders0n and Harry Van Metre. Higho Organi SO far Coach Osbourn S~tys he Jr. T_ ze, has only two pi hers ]:),err and Manny Knott. County Softball League The Cardinals will play only a five ga, me schedule, opening on Tuesday, April 7 at Charles Town. An effort will be made Thursday April 10 the Cardinals will play evening, ~March 26 ,to organize a host to Hedgesville; and on April county sofeball league at a meet 21 Harpers Ferry will be the guests ing of interested persons set for the Charles Town Junior High of the Cardlna~s. April 24 the Cardinals will play School at 80. m. their final ho~e g~me, being ,host All persoms ln