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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE ,RSDAY, MARCH 26, 1970 SE(‘,T10N__B . u ’ NEWS 4 TC“? .x "I '. ’5’: i ll VIEWS .3, BY W \ n I '7. MULLEN HIGH’S REBELS, conquerors of Charles . '8 Purple Panthers for the Class-AA state basket— Championship, might appear on Coach George berlan’s 1970—71 schedule. . Plans and details are in process of being worked out between the coaching fs of both schools. . Anothersectional basketball 91‘, Hagerstown’s South High Rebels will definitely knfihe schedule for next winter and so will the Bar— Vllle Bisons, the team which gave the locals their y 105S of the regular season. . . RED CARPET TREATMENT INDEED IT WILL BE just that for the champion Hedgesville Eagles at Shen— andoah Downs Thursday night, April 2, when ViCe— president and general man- ager, Robert Leavitt, will be host to Coach Gilbert Miller and his fine team at a gala party on the Star- light Terrace. The Class-A champs will be treated to a Victory Dinner and also honored on the evening’s official race program. . It might be noted here that this certainly is a real big FIRST for Coach Miller and ‘his Eagles in bringing to the Eastern Panhandle of the state for the first time . I o S" ) " we”; t r , for any team, a basket- ball championship. . And, we would like to add our sincere congratulations to and his scrappy basketballers for the wonderful . e“lent. . Step up and take a bow you fellows, you .. . Hail ToTheChamps! l . .. CH DOUG LUTMll-Nmsays he has a real good ‘ ’_ If some schedules can be re-arranged bewteen {E9 sgchool‘s, f having MasontoWn Valley High School :Panther‘footbal“ card’for ‘ne'X’t‘fall. . Doug has ” Close contact with officials at Masontown and haVe something definite on the matter before u . BRENANDOAH be (DARK). one night with . There will be NO racing at the popular track . Friday, March 27. . So take note you gee-gee . and take a night of rest. . . 33‘s TRACK COACH, Doug Lutman is busy these ch“ Preparation forhis big Invitational Track meet W‘be held at the Charles Town High Stadium, 125. . . DOug tells us that he expects to have tatfives here from Virginia, Maryland and other Hialld that there is a strong possibility that Fair- gh Will send it’s cinder-path artists here for the ,R‘ Then on May 16th, Charles Town will again host 1.01m] Track Meet and this, too, should be a dandy them. . The track at the stadium should be, just his doctor ordered this year which Will add much 8 event. . . --------- .- OMPS, who we have admired for a longtime highest coaching field, and guided the Handley in l{fillball Judges to the best won and loss record, e that school’s history, has been named Coach gmear for the third straight year. At one time gfityéntr, the powerful Judges ran up a string of in: .v. \ victories. . But they were derailed in the Regional finals, (similar to our Charles Town r In the final game by a close margin of five HAVE BEEN asked this many times this week: 1: . . . if?)an to the Panthers at the state tourna- 4 w ? l l --- It would seem to us the most logical , “glut! fit in here pretty good. “They were beaten ‘ » 1' basketball team, Mullens” . . . or any way, ' was the best team on that particular afternoon 1333a t9n. . There is really no other way to look at mlll'llt ask the same question about last year’s w Orioles when they faced the New York Mets World Seriesvand after Winning one game were a e131: off the diamond by the New Yorkers. .” hyperled to the Orioles? ? . It’s easy. They were fit a better team, (in the World Series), by the . ,tmns to us to be just that simple. . The Mets 0 it tter ball club IN THE SERIES. . That should 2‘” CLOSING, our congratulations to Coach (gillberlan and his Purple Panthers, even if they n the big one, for giving us a wonderful season 1 as has been the case for the past three are proud of you and the basketball promi- aVe given the Eastern Panhandle of West. Superlane‘Gas lets Defeated Sprites 4-0 “ The Supertane Gas Jets of Cha- rles Town scored a 40 victory over the Sprites in the Brunswick Md. Major Ladies’ Bowling Lea- , gue in action on the Brunswick alleys last Thursday night. ’ Gertrude Prain and Helen Kell- can led the Jets to the victory with the former rolling a high single game of. 132 and the latter had a_ 347 three-game Search: ganthers’ Dream Of State Cage Cha 'Mullens’ Press, Gaod Foul Shooting Deciding Factors In Panther’s 66-62 Defeat BY DON RENTCH The big and normally potent Charles Town High basketballers, who looked unbeatable in crush- ing a pair of Regional opponents, couldn’t cope with the pressure, quickness and good outside shoot ing of the mighty mites of Mull- ens High School Saturday after- noon and the result was the dash- ing of their hopes for a State Class-AA schoolboy championship for the third consecutive year, this time in an upset 6662 victory by the Rebels of Wyoming County Coach George Zamberlan’s Panthers, who went into the championship battle in the Char- leston Civic Center with a far more impressive 23-1 record than the 19-5 mark of Mullens, had their offense stunned in the first quarter by the tough, full-court press of the little Rebels. And it was not until the final seven minutes of the battle that the Panthers showed signs of recovery But then came a defensive re- lapse that lasted long enough for the Rebels to gain a slim lead, one they held onto for a victory and a state championship. Mullens, playing like a team of destiny, and ignoring the added height and prestige which the Panthers took into the battle, had a game plan for stopping Char- les Town’s big Larry Carr and Bill Lindsey. It worked on ,Lind- sey and the rest of the Panthers, and Carr could not carry the Panthers to victory. The some 6,000 fans, who filled the Center to capacity saw early in the battle that Charles Town’s added size did not mean a thing to the Rebels who had played and beaten clubs taller than they num erous times during the season. Charles Town picked up the first points of the ball game when Larry Carr hit on a layup shot seconds after the opening whistle. And after Jerome Ander- son, the biggest man for the Rebels at 6-2, had knotted the, count at 2-2 with a long shot, Carr put the Pa'nthers back in front with his second layup shot. But then Glenn Stevens, 3 good out, side shot, and the boy who in the home-stretch drive, killed the Panther’s chances for victory, made it 4-4 with a long outside " only 13. shot. Then the tWo teams matched each other point for point until the last four minutes of the first period when the Rebels went out in front. And by the ened of the period they had taken a 2242 lead. It was this heavy blow in the first period which played the key role in the Panther defeat and the Mullens victory. As Mullens coach Don Nuckols put it after the game: Our press upset their game early and help ed us to keep the Panthers from getting the ball past mid-court and into their big men. Nuckols said we also shot our fouls good, we hit 50-percent of our shots from the floor and Mark Sandy ran our attack fine and this com- bination paid off in victory. Charles Town out-rebounded Mullens 42 to 25 and they hit for 25 field goals to 22 for Mullens, but their did-percent shooting was below that of Mullens. After the game Coach Zamber- lan said Mullens just outplayed us. Their press hurt us and they made enough of their foul shots to provide the margin of victory. also in state tournament play The Panthers, who have now lost outin state tournament“ play twice in the finals and once in the semi-finals in the past three years, also ran into a lot of per- sonal foul trouble, which hurt their cause late in the first half and again in the homelstretch. The Panthers who have lost only five games in three years, three of them in State tourna- ment play, as against 74 victories, looked for a short time like they might break 'the tournament de- feat jinx in the final period when they overcame a six-point deficit to knot the count at 4848. But two quick longshots by Stevens from the comer gave Mullens the lead which they held onto until the end. The Panthers, who lost their 'most aggressive player Kim Reid and their little ball handler,gLaw- son McIvor, .‘per‘sonal‘, fouls were hit with a total of zilperson’. al fouls; whilewMullens picked up t .1 Four turnovers at "the outset of .theball game, plusg‘ood outside shooting by Stevens played the ‘TURN TOPAGE 2—3 ‘Charles Town’s Larry Carr. Bill Lindsey Ajr‘Nmed To Class-AA. All-Tournament Team RUNNERSUP AGAIN~For three consecutive years the Charles Town High Panther cagers have made it down through the tournament trail to the state playoffs. But each time they have not been able to make it quite' to the winner’s circle. Their first time in the State Class-AA classic they just missed a state championship in the final game. Last year they had the misfortune to lose in the first game of state play. Last Saturday afternoon they came to within four points of the coveted crown. With only seven minutes of the championship game to play the Panthers were deadlocked with the Mullens Rebels for the state crown. But then things began going bad for them and they wound up as the runner-up instead of the state champions. The above picture shows the runner-up trophy being presented to members .of the Panther team by Sam Williams (extreme right) assistant executive secre— tary of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission. Shown in the picture are: (left to b right)-—Jlm Parkinson, Jeff Roth, Bruce Singhas, Kim Reid, Bill Lindsey and Dedwln Layton. a layup after stealing the ball, mpionshipShattered Again By Mullens Charles Town Lions To Host High School Teams. Cheerleaders Al Dinner Members of the Charles Town High basketball and wrestling teams and their coaches George Zamberlan and Gene Piscitelll and the Panther cheerleaders, will be hosted by the Charles Town Lions Club at their dinner meet~ ing to be held Tuesday evening, March 31. in the Rib Room of the Turf Diner. Lions President Edward L'. Chrisman and program chairman Kenneth Sims, have arranged for the tribute to the teams and cheerleaders and they urge every member of the club to be present and help show appreciate ion for the state-wide recognition which they have brought to Chan les Town and the Eastern Pan- handle section. Two Charles Town Teams In Virginia Bowling Tournament The registration deadline has past for the Virginia State Bowl- ing classic to be held in Winches- ter (Va) and Martinsburg alleys beginning April 18 and Charles Town will have two teams particle paling. Representing Charles Town will e the Charles Town Moose and Merchant-Noland Chevrolet Olds< mobile. The roster of the Moose lthe corner, came right back with team will include William Crow» ford, Robert Gray, John LeMaster lPanthers Crush Tlauley I Bridge To Move Into and then Carr tipped in a missed D0,. D , shot from the floor to put Charles Hag? Foicfi: figficfaggfimfi Town “Em a“ 3:0 lead With 4-40 team the bowlers will be Donald 0f the f1r5t Permd left Noland, Jerry Salsano, Joe Pierce Gauley Bridge was already in Horace Brown and Neill Slusher. hot Water When Meadows number of participants on a jumper shot for their first the tournam m h a] e .‘ score of the after nearly five 6 as r “Y 3“! ;State Class-AA Finals l BY DON RENTCH The Charles Town' High Pan- thers cut deeply into Gauley Bridge’s main point supply - big Terry Sizemore and little Joe Kania - and sent lanky Bill Lind~ sey 'on a scoring and rebounding rampage. and this combination proved to be' the right receipe for the Panthers to cook up a sweet 65-51 victory in the opening round of the 57th annual West Virginia High School basketball tourna. (ment played Thursday night in the Charleston Civ1c Center, be- Charles Town’s Big Men-Larry Carr and Bill Lindsey—who led the Panthers through a great 24.2 season both on offense'and deftnse,’Were among the eight playels selected by the Sportswrlters as the best Class-AA players in the 57th annual West Virginia High School basketball tournament Sat- urday afternoon following the playing of the championship coveted team as shown in the above'plcture are :Kneellng (eft to right)—-Llndsey, Mark Sandy of Mullens, and Joe Kania of Gauley Bridge. Standing (left to right)-—Larry Carr, Jerome Anderson of e in the Charleston Civic Center. The Mullens, Glennstevens of Muuens, Terry Sizemore of Gauley Bridge and Gary Clark of Wahnma. Mlle Sludenls Middlelm School On Honor Billl ’ Nine students of the fifth and sixth grades of Middleway School have earned abovexaveragevgrades for the fourth six weeks of this school term, and consequently have been namedto, the honor roll. Those students ‘ making the ~ A honor roll were Galla Poston and Diana Smallwood. Those making the “B” honorvroll were Kenneth Barrett, Barbara Cape, Melody Clark, Douglas Creamer, Kathy Nicodemus, Lester 'Whlte, and William White. the high set match score. Set scores for other members of the team were Gertrude Praia 325p Lolita Kellcan, 308; D. Palnte .299 and E. Johnsonm. .. 5.. PHONE Insurance-is ED HIGDONlS 421 N. Mildred St. -— Ranson, W. Va. And he knows his business, or he wouldn't be an Allstate Agent. Life, Health, Homeowners,.Auto or Business insurance—whichever you need. he’s the man to contact. See or phone him at ,, Allstate 72539584 Allstate Insurance Companies Northbrook, III. fore nearly 5,000 fans. The victory, a big one for the Panthers, paved the way for them to do battle with the pressure playing Rebels of Mullens High School, in the Class-AA Champ- ionship game on Saturday after— noon since the Rebels had massac red the White Falcons of :Wahama High School by a 72-47 score in the opening tournament game. The Panthers, who had com- pletely crushed it’s two Class-AA Regional foes the previous week- end in Keyser, started out like they had plans for cutting the Travellers off at the first pass, but slowed down and didn’t pick up enough steam to really turn them off thevictory trail until] the third period. Although their potent scoring machine which had sent them in to tournament play with a great record on seasonal and tour— 1 nament play, didn’t roll with the power and case it had in many previous games due to the fact big Larry Carr, one of their; main sparkplugs got into foul trouble in the first half, it was powerful enough to stay in front all the way form start to finish. The‘ Panthers, who took an al- most identical record into tour- nament play as did Gauley Bridge, and who found the Travellers to have more heighth than any other team they had met this season, were demons on the boards. They pulled down 59 rebounds to 37 for Gauley Bridge and therein lies a major part of the story of how the victory was won. And with Kim Reid and Larry Cara also joining in with Lindsey in the offensive attack, particul- arly in the first period,‘ Charles Town controlled the tempo of the battle. I The Travellers got the first tip off, but that was all they got in the first four minutes of play as Larry Carr took the rebound on the Gauley Bridge shot and layed it in for a 2-0 Charles Town lead. Kim Reid then hit a jumper from ,l i Shenandoah’s Got ’Em All! Nigln Raciugl flu Big Enoch, Terraced Dining for men than 7'00. Try the truck that’s got '00» all, Plus ohm limo oxoro something called Shenandoah hospitality. MONO NIGHTLY PalTlmoNS SHENAfl/DUAH DOW/VS Three convenient telephone lines for information and reservations: Wash- ington -—' 737-2323 (No, Toll),- Baltimore —r 685—0200 (No Toll); Other areas use Area Code 304-725-202l. minutes of play had lapsed. Law- son McIvor countered a part of this score with a free throw. Then Meadows hit for Gauley Bridge again on a tum-around jumper. Carr then hit for two free throws and Bill Lindsey, scored a total of 27 points for the night and pulled down, 19 rebounds, hit ,for his passed the previous high and with out a doubt this will be the long: est tournament ever held, tourn‘a ment officials predict. At presgg the unofficial count shows . , teams, 1,500 doubles and 3.0% singles scheduled with stacks of leaders of entries still to be Open» C . Not only has the record been first of 10 field goals togive broken, but also the {Me of m. Charles Town a 134 lead. He1 made it 14-4 with a foul shot then hit for a pair of baskets to. ut the Panther lead to '14-8.‘ R" (1 then hit for his third basket 'of the period, but big Terry Sizemore ‘countered with a jumper from the key and at quarter-time it was Charles Town 16 and Gauley Bridge 10. TURN To PAGE 2—H . prize fund is the largest over. 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