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@ OF JEFFERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE MARCH 28, 1968 SECTION--B ---SPORTS SECTION. DON RENTCH --- SPORTS EDITOR COMPLETE LOCAL AND SECTIONAL COVERAGE VIEWS BY MAX BROWN the highly successful and former coach, who was appointed football coach College in South Carolina, has resigned Maphis, a native of Romney, was ap- post after being at Catawba College. him, we understand, that he must take rest. He is hospitalized at the present time who serves as racing secretary at both Race Course and Shenandoah Downs, re- Tri-State Futurity, with an added money looms as the best yet, of that big stakes is one of Shenandoah Downs' top offerings Watch for the date on your racing -- who dishes out reams of good public- Town Race Course, stops by the sports to tell us that he knows a chap who safe, he puts on his seat belt at a drive-in Now, Costy ! 4 Bruins proved beyond the shadow they're the finest college basketball team OVer the past weekend. First it was previously number one Houston that felt the Bruins' night and then North Carolina followed ' convincing loss in the finals Saturday night. edition of the Bruins isn't the best college you've ever seen, then which team was ? World did Houston beat UCLA the first time what we'd like to know ballyhooed O'Sullivan Open Golf Tourna- April 11-14 at the Winchester Country of the finestAady pros in the coun ry, r of Kathy Whitworth, Mary Mills, Marl-' Kimball, Mickey Wright and others, to will be in the Virginia city for the big of'$12,500 has been set up by the Corp GWYNNE, veteran West Virginia U. ath- is getting an international reputation that the best in the land. And he so richly is slated to be the trainer for (TURN TO PAGE 2-B) WEATHER OBSOLETE LINED COATS From $34.95 @ and purposes it's always fair weather will find the area's largest collection Coats at i VERY FRIDAY FROM 9 TO 9 Wally Smallwood I I/ The Tri-County Baseball League x~hich for a number of years has provided amateur and semi-pro bastaatl players of this section and baseball fans a tot of Sunday afterrmon pleasure and excite- mertt, will be in operation again i this Su,mmer and-once again there will be ~t least eight teams participating. A~ a recent meeting oPleague officers, ~rectors and persons interested .in sponsoring teams in the league th, is Summer, Wally Smal~wood, of Martinsburg, who has long ,been interested and act- ive in promoting baseball on an independent basis, was named lea gue president. He succeeds Char- les Whittington of Leetown, who was named vice-president. Del- bert Shirley of Mar.tinsburg was elected secretary - treasurer and Robert Ditlow, also of Martins- burg, was named chairman of ,the board of directors. Smallwood said plans :have been made,1 to launch the 1968 season on Sunday, May 5, with at least eight teams already definitely committed to participate. Those clubs,h already entered are: Tom- ahawk, the Martinsburg Colts, Bakerton, Shepherdstown, the Martinsburg 701 Club, Sleepy Creek, Leetown and Kearneysville Smallwood said there .is also a possibility that Charles Town might enter a team if they can find a suitable .diamond on which to play their home ,games. This year the league will oper- ate on a straight - season basis, with no playoffs after ~he regular season ,has ended. Another meeting of league offi cials has been set for Monday, April ,% at which time entries will be closed. Only those teams with representatives at this meet ,ing "will be allowed to com, pe,te in league play, Smallwood s~ted. (BY DON RENTCH) Now that the season has ended for the almost unbeatable and outstanding Charles Town High basketball team, and the roar of the crowd has faded away, it's time for passing out the final tributes to the greatest of all cage teams in the history of the school before the records books are closed on the 1967-68 season. And this will be done in a most approp- riate and gala fashion Saturday evening, April 6, when the Panther squad, their parents and the Charles Town High cheerleaders are dined and lauded at a big testimonial dinner to be held in the Charles Town High gymnasium at 7 p. m. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunct- ion with the liigh school officials, will be handing out the tributes to the Panther cagers, state Class-AA runners-up Election of league officers and .the expediting of plans for the league's Surmner operations fea- tured a meeting of the Jefferson Oounty Softball League held Mon- day evernng, March 18, a~ the Citizen's Fire Hall in Charles Town. Tom Coffin was elected as the league's new presiden~c, with Craig Kastle being named secre- tary and treasurer. A total of eight teams have agreed to participate in league )lay, four of the six teams in last year's league wi~ich were: Feag- an s Jewelers, JuLians, Clothes I~astles Men's Shop, Jaycees and four new ~teams, which have not Tot decided on a name. The season is scheduled to be- :in play on, Sunday April 21, and run through September 8 with a break at the July 4 period for an All-Star game. The players for .the Al~-S~r~a team will be se- leeted by the team marmgers with each manager selecting five play ers from his team. At the dose of the season a ~urnament~,~ will be played with the first and third place teams, ;)laying each other with the sec- end and fourth place teams meet ing. Trophies will be preser~ted to the winners and runner-up. The ;league is interested in secu ring umpires ~nd anyone inter- ested .in umpivin, g this season are urged to be present ~t the lea- gue's next meetirtg which will be Monday April 1 at the Citi- zen's Fire Ha;ll at 7:30 p. m. A 14-game base'ba,ll schedule ar~ a four meet track schedule has been annotmced for Shepherd College for the 1968 seasons, by Jesse Riggleman, Director of Ath letics. Rig~eman, ~ho will be coach- ~,ng the ba,seball team, sa,id aH but two of .the eight home games wil,1 get underway at 1:30 wR,h the M ft. St. Mary's anal BaLtimore University Home games set for 3p.m. The Ram batman will play eight home games and six road games, with the Rams to meet Bridge- wa~er (Va.) College in their 1968' ooenirtg on their home field in a doubleheader a~tractian. The first ga~e wil~ get underway ~t 1:30 p. m. The Ram season will wind up May 4, with a home game against the D. C. Teachers at 1:30 ~Roger Parker, head football and pen 6 T~he Harpers Ferry High base- bailers will open their 12-game 1968 season on their home dia, mond, Saturday, April 6, hosting i the Berkeley Springs High Ind. ions. In addition to two games with the Indians, the 2~igers will also play such teams as Charles Town and Shepherdstown, Who make up Section 4, Region 4, in the sta.te tournament set-up; and He~gesvflle,St. Joseph's and Brunswick. The schedule as announced this week is as fol,l(r, vs: April 6 - Berldey Springs. April 9-Charles Town. April11 - Shepherdstown. April 16 - At Hedgesville. April 19 - At St. Joseph's. this past season and the school's great cheerleading squad, April 23 - At Shepherdstown. t~ o,+, o1,~ ~,A -h*m,~ions April 26 - At Charles Town. While .this affair will possibly dinner program in order ,that April 7-A .k ley Springs. be oniy one of a number of var- most of the time can be given May ~ - ~eegesw,e: 1 hich may a A~ ~rnnsw~c~ ~USpkainnt ~Se;fa~e?im ~Z~e W~eerove t OGoWrt in'gm:2ee 2t ede May 10- St. Joseph's. [eaders wit~l receive, it ~ill certain g . . . ~ May 15 - BrunswacK. ly be the biggest of them all. And secretary of ,the wes~ V~rgmm because it will be tthe general!Schools Secondary ActivRies Com ]|~Hl~nlm ~lln~ ~|n~ n I~VUUVlMI~ ~11~11111 IIIII III public is being given an oppor~u mission, will come to CharlesI !II Ry to have a part ,in it. ToWn to speak briefly and make The dinner is being thrown some special presentations to the/~h |q ~lfllll~l~ ~q open to the public, with tickets players, coaches and cheerleaders """ " "1'=""" ~' to be sold at a cost of $2 for stu- it was stated dents and $5 for adu:lts. The Although in the past it has] ~.~i.~t~nt P~in~|[]l~| adult tickets went on sale today been the school's Imitcy to pre- at the Chamber of Commerce sent the Varsity ,letters arid cer. office, and from Norman Kisner, ificates to members oft hebasket I)onaid F. Lateen, athletic (~ir- (BY DON RENTCIt) This is the time of the year that is generally known as the "switch-over" period for the schoolboy coaches of the section and area. It is the time again when the scholastic sport programs are moveff from the gyrmmsiums to the outdoors, with baseball, track and golf replacing basketball and wrest:. ling. And ready, or not the p -season drills will wind up in many instances the latter of this week and the combat action starts next week. Just about every high school coach of the three Spring sports has been working his proteges hard and long this week, getting them ready for the action which will start slowly early next week, pick up in tempo the following week and at full speed until late May, when the sectional and regional playoffs take place. The Charles Town High golfing team will be the first to sound the whistle on the Spring outdoor spo s program, playing host to Loudoun Valley High's golfers of Leesburg, Va. in a match set for 3:15 at the Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club. Then on Tuesday aftemmon the Panther base- ball team will move into the spotlight by traveling to Front Royal, Va for a battle with the Warren County tIigh bats- men at 4 p. m. The Harpers Ferry High and Shephe lstown High batsmen will join in the action Friday and Saturday. u Wi'eh al,1 of ,their first ~ine pitch ing and power hitt, ing lost as the Charles Town I4~gh's new hegd track coach Doug Lutman, fae~ a real challenge with his 19~ Panther track and field team~ trying to keep pace with, or s~'- pass, that 8-2 mark of last ye~'~ fine team which won .the Regiol~ Shirley Hunt or C. Manning Smith, the Chamber arrange- merfLs committee. Student tickets wilt not be made available, how- ever, until April 2. Tentative plans are being made by the commit~tee to handle as many as 500 people at the ban- quet. While it was decided not to have a speci,al speaker for the ball team at the annual schoof awards banquet in May, it has been decided to make these pre- sentations to ,the basketball .team at this dinner. Herbert Cottrlll, schoo~ princi. p~l, will preside for the dinner program with Woody O'Hara, gen era.1 manager of Charles Town raido station WXVA, serving as the program toastmaster. @ track coach, said at the-presen~ time only three meets have been scheduled in additio'n to the West Virgir~ia Intercollegiate Confer- ence meet to be held at Concord College, Athens, on Monday-Tues day, May 6-7 The Ram track team will not have any home meets, fl~is season but instead will travel to' Shippen sburg, Pa Harrisonburg, Va. and Randolph Macon College for their combat action The baseball and track schedu- les will be as follows: BASEBALL April 2 Bridgewater Home April 5 Mt. St. Mary's Away April 6 Ashland Home April 9 Western Md Away April 18 Frostburg Away April 20 Lynehburg Home April 22 Mt. St. Mary Home April 24 Randolph. Macon Home April 27 D. C. Teacher's Away April 30 Shippenshurg Away May 3 Baltimore University Home May 4 D. C. Teacher's Home TRACK SCHEDULE April 16 Shippensburg Away April 20 Harrisonburg Away April 27 Randolph - Macon Away May 6.7 WVIAc Conference Meet at Concord -- Athens, W. Va. Baltimore Colt Star To Be Speaker For Musselman Banquet Billy Ray Sm~h, an outstanding player on the Baltimore Colt pro- fessional foot,'all team, will be the speaker for the annual ath- letic banquet of MuSsel, man I-I~gh School, to be held in the cafe- teria of the Musselman plant at L~,wood, Friday night. Ned M. Waiter, presiden c of the Inwood - Bunker Hill Lions, s~onsa~s of the banquet which will honor the Musselman High Varsity athletes, saikl the affair will get underway ate 6:30 and in addition to the talk by Smith, there widl "also be other entertain merit on the program The dinner wil1 be served by the Musselman Band Parer~ts. Worth a trip to Washingtonl An epic drama of adventure and exploration ! MO M ,ws s* STANLEY KUBRICK PRODUCTION ~~SUPER PANAVISION "~,o M ETR0C0LOR $~eclal attention wtll be given to theatre partieS and ~roups rag ~ actor and coach at Loudoun Cou- nty High School for the past nine years, has been moved up to the post of assistant principal, starting with the 1968-69 school term. His appoin~ner~t was an- nounced last week by the Loud- oun County School Board, and he will be suceeding James C. McBride, who has been named principal of the new Broad Run ~igh School. Larson, who is well-known in this section and area, will give up the post of coaching busket- ball and directing the school's athletic program a post he has held ;or the past 14 years, prior to that he was basketball coach at LovettSv~lle (ligh. BE WISE ADVERTISE resuR of last June's graduation, the Charles Town High baseball- ers in both the infield aml out- field, Coach Hetzell said he sees and new power at the plate, to be a real sectional eontnder in the schoolboy baseball race this sea- son. At least tlmt's ,the way Don- hie Hetzeil, new head coach of the Pan~her batsmen sees it. But despite the loss of both Buddy Lanham and Riley Thomp son, the mainstays of the Pan- ther mound staff last season, and a host of untried hitters and field ers in both the infield and out- field, Coach Hetbell said he sees real promise in many of the boys who make u,p the 24~man squad he has been working out for the past ten days. Coach Hetzetl says Greg Grove, Turn to Page 2-B crown While there are some ten ~e~- erans of last year's team back as ~the nucleus around which Coach Lutman is building this year's team, missing are some of the finest track and field men the k)cal school as ever bad. Lost o the team this Sl~ring as the resttl4 of las~ June's grad- uation are such boys as Raymond Yates. who was one of the fastest sprint and middle distance run- ners in entire area. Arthur DOd- son. Bo~by Dolon~an. Bi;ll Smith, P~ul Davenport. Cornell Lindsay, B~b Hankins all good point mak- Turn to Page 2-B I beautiful wagon has helped boost Features like 43o/0 tailgatethedual'acti nmakethe Mercury sales * over last year! Colony Park more fun to own l More and more people who accept only the best are seen driving Mercury '-: Colony Park. It's the station wagon built by the same people who make I~ Lincoln Continental, and since there is no Continental station wagon our designers and skilled craftsmen place all their attention into the Colony Park. Elegant styling is evident everywhere you look, from the gleaming ~ yacht deck side paneling to the luxurious interior. The fine-car touch is in every Colony Park, from carpeting to the power operated rear window, ~ We have several Colony Park wagons in stock: in a variety of colors, trim and equipment, some with air conditioning. Come in and look them over. Test drive one! We'll appraise your old car and give you a great deal on a Colony Park! If you prefer equipment, color or trim other than that which we have in stock, we II order the car for you. You'll have plenty of time to accept delivery and break your new car in before you star~ your vacation. Take a test drive soon! Mercury's got It./ the competitive edge that won the "Daytona 500"! And your Mercury Man can prove it/ tsame period 1968 vs 1967 202 EAST LIBERTY STREET CHARLES TOWN, W. VA.