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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 1 ] THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1978 rson Relays Kickc,ff Track Season For Cougar Boys, Girls Once Again Both Double.A S P O R NEWS T S BY DON DENIED MEMBERSHIP: The High School athletic depart- to continue scheduling their near and far, or wherever they for another year, and possibly even that, because their application the Tri-State League has been by the principals of the schools in a vote of 7-1. The rejection of the gh application for admittance to the made some months ago, and at of league officials and school request was turned down. Ac- [e reports this newspaper majority of the athletic coaches at schools, favored the request, but who do the voting on all league aid no. Ray Waldo, principal of High School, who had recom- High for league membership st the only favorable vote for Jef- Monday night, the opposing prin- no reason for their rejection of the to say they did not feel Jef- brought into the league at this said this rejection does not mean cannot apply again next year for to the league. Jefferson High Carter said Tuesday he has no opposing principals turned down time. "Maybe some of the league feel Jefferson is too corn- Carter said. Since Jefferson Thomas Johnson High in several and Martinsburg in every sport we thought the Cougars' ap receive at leas[ two votes. Jef OCcasion also met South Hager- ; sports, but not on a regular let's face it, this is for the most League, with Mar- High Schools being the Schools. So maybe the don't want too many out-of- into the league. Had the application been accepted, it the Fall of 1979 before the have started league play. But of the application, Donnie of athletics at Jefferson High, Count on at least two more years of athletic events with schools of and sizes wherever he can find a or meet. And as an independent, Problem will not only be more Some instances may be ira- COmes to filling out a complete inability of Jefferson an athletic league been more athletic budget, it has also Unfair to the school's athletes are forced to play smaller drawing power, and travel at a greater cost than the can really stand. It's too of our neighboring had to take the attitude league participation that feel that Jefferson's would have not only to the league, but would i better drawing card for many Some of the present league Swimmers In Final Of Md. Swim Team junior - Kgdi Bozman; and seniors - Jackie Willingham, Matt Meyers, and Tadd Carper. Over 75 members of the Hagerstown team will be par- ticipating in this meet. With the completion of these tmeets, the winter swim season which began back on October I, will officially close. The 110- member girls squad postl a 7-I duel meet record while cap- luring both the regular season and post season Mason-Dixon League titles in addition to winning the girls division of the Frederick Relay Carnival. The boys team posted a 6-2 record good for second place in the Mason-Dixon League. The girls and boys teams combined to capture the thir0 place overall trophy at the Chambersburg Invitational Turn To Page 12 Triple.A Boys, Girls Will Go Into Action Saturday At I The Jefferson Relays will kick off Jefferson High School's boys and girls track and field season here this Saturday at I p.m. with a number of schools scheduled to participate. In Jefferson's bracket, schools participating include Mar- tinsburg, Loudoun Valley and Loudoun County, this in the Triple-A boys bracket. In the Double-A boys bracket, teams competing will be Mussel|an, Hedgesville, Clarke County and Ha|shire, although the latter has not definitely been firmed up. For the girls, participants include Loudoun Valley, Loudoun County, Mussel|an, Jefferson and again, hopefully, : Hampshire High School. In! addition, the relays will feature junior high competition for both boys and girls from the following schools -- Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Greoncastle and Charles Town. As far as Jefferson High's hopes for the season are con- cerned, some 18 returnees from last year's team will be around for Coach Jim Taylor to count on, along with many up-and- coming juniors and sophomores. Gone from last year's regional runner-up team is John Hosby, the team's leading scorer who was tops in the 440 and the mile relay. Also "gone are Kenny Ports, mile and 880, and second leading scorer, and Tom Gainey, third leading scorer, who was tough in the 220 run along with the 440 relay and 880 relay. Returning this year are Raymond Hosby, 100, 200, 440 relay, a80 relay and the long jump; Kevin Coulter, 880, mile run and mile relay; Rick Newman, 440 run, mile relay, shuttles and 220-yard dash; Warren Miller, 440 run, mile relay and discus; Curtis Jones, 100, 200, 440 relay and 880 relay; Keonan Sharpe, 100 and 440 relay; Carl Cooper, low hurdles, i high jump and shuttles'; and John DeRonda, 880, mile, two- mile and two-mile relay. These comprise the hub which will tell the story for Taylor's team, but there are many more returning members who will play a major role in how fast the Cougars take off team-wise. Also being counted on are Tom DeRonda, hurdles and shuttles; Mike Wilt, low and intermediate hurdles, long jump and shuttles; Andre Bailey, low hurdles, 220- rard dash and shuttles; Tim Yates, low hurdles, 100-yard dash, shuttles and 440 relay; Calvin Reeler, shot and discus; Robert Carey, high jump, long jump and triple jump; Charles Washington, low and high[ hurdles and shuttles; Garland Engle, one-mile, two-mile and two-mile relay; James Crane, one and two-mile; Robert Smith and Charles Goode, both of whom only ply their trades at the shot and discus. Overall, the varsity has eight matches scheduled, Taylor noted, but this could change slightly" as the season progresses. One of the tougher meets will be the Morgantown Relays late in the season featuring some fine track and field teams from around the Morgantown area. Right now, the Cougars will he focusing on getting into the swing of competition after some rough practice times brought on by bad weather and poor track conditions. Last year, the Cougars took second in the Regional meet, losing first by only several points. In addition, 19 members of the Jefferson team went on to state competition, but placed 21st overall with only seven points on the state level. For Saturday's meet, trophy presentations will be made at approximately 4:45 p.m. to winners in each division. Michael(Mike) Vawter Wins Regional Wrestling Crown Michael "Mike" Vawter, a senior at Laurel Senior High School, and son of John and Janet Lloyd Vawter, former residents of Charles Town, is shown above being presented a trophy for winning the schoolboy Regional Wrestling Cham. piouship. Presenting tl award is Dr. Edward Feeney, i Superintendnet of Prince George's County, Md., Schools. Mike completed his high school wrestling career by winning two championships. Mike won the Prince George's County 138-pound championship, heating out competition from the 18 other county high schools. the the following weekend Mike competed against some 30 schoolboy wrestlers from the Schools in the three-county area -- Prince George's, Carroll and Howard Counties -- included in the Regional set-up Laurel High School also won the Regional team title. Mike has been on the Laurel High School wrestling team for the past three years, and he shows a record of 31 victories as against only six defeats. Since the start of his wrestling career as a 7th grader at Laurel Junior: High School, Mike has par-! ticipated in a total of 94 matches, including tournament com. petition and he has won over 75- percent of them. Wrestling is a major sport at Laurel Senior High School, with school's wrestling team having won 67 consecutive dual meets during the period of 1972-78. His coach, Beryle Cohen, has the best winning record of any high school wrestling coach in Maryland. He seems to be able to get his teams to perform at their best at all times. Coach Cohen was at one time a top wrestler. He wrestled for the United States and placed third in the world competition. Mike's mother and father both attended Charles Town Senior l High School, having graduated from there in 1955. Mike was hem and lived in Charles Town for three years before his parents moved to Laurel. He is also the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lloyd of Rippon. aKin ICH with 10" Blade and Chain el'be super small saw with the super big saw features 1978 Edition Of Jefferson High Baseball Team Hopes for a return to the state championship round rest on the 1978 edition of the Jefferson High Baseball Team, shown above, prior to a recent practice session. The Cougars went 24-6 last year enroute to the semi-flnals in the West Virginia State Championships before bowing out of competition. Above, left to right, first row, are Bill Myers, Brent Hartlove, John Mahoney, Sam Dillow and Cougar Varsity Batsmen Open With Pair Wins Mter a delay in getting their I double by a Francis Scott Key season opened on schedule as a [ hatter plated the only two runs of result of the failure of the[the ball game for the Weather Man to cooperate, the [ Marylanders. Jefferson High Varsity batsmen [ Jefferson came right back in did raise the curtain on their 19781 their home half of the first with a season Wednesday afternoon and it was a most successful beginning. The Cougars were to have opened their season on their home field, but the action had to be shifted to the Shepherd College diamond because of the wetness of the Jefferson High field. But the field made no difference since Coach John Lowery's batsmen chalked up a 5-2 victory in their opener tgainst Francis Scott Key High of Maryland. The Mahoney Brothers, John & Jay, teamed p to not only pitch, but helped to bat the Cougars to victory in their l opening game. They limited the Marylanders to just four hits and two runs and between the two of them they gave up only four hits and the two runs. They also combined for a total of six strike- outs. In addition to his fine work on the mound, Jay Mahoney also had a pair of hits for the Cougars. Francis Scott Key jumped out to a first inning 2-I lead by pushing over two quick runs when Jay Mahoney walked the first two Scott Key batters, then after fanning the third one, but interference on the part of Cougar catcher with the batter loading the bases. Then a long 'run on a walk, sacrifice, bunt and error and a double steal. Then in the third, singles by Mahoney, Jim Lanham and Jeff Reynolds, and a balked push over another ring to make the score stand at 4-2 for Jefferson. The final Jefferson run came in the sixth frame on walks to the Cougars, and Mahoney's sacrifice fly. Jefferson had five hits and the Mahoney brothers gave up four to Francis Scott Key. Thursday afternoon, the Cougars hosted the Handley High Judges of Winchester, Va., on the Shepherd College diamond and again it was a victory for the Cougars, this time by an easy 15-5 score. The Cougars took real ad- vantage of the 17 walks which the Handley pitchers gave up. But the four Jefferson pitchers also experienced some wildness. Jeff Reynolds, Tony Smith,' Randy Rutherford and Dale Zeigler, all took turns on the mound for the Cougars and between them they gave up only one hit to the Judges. At the same time, Jefferson collected eight. There were 12 errors in the ball game, eight of them committed by the Judges. Jefferson scored early and Turn To Page 12 LUCKY'S Keith Wilt. Second row, left to right, are Coach Densil Nibert, Charles Cook, Warren Stewart, Dean Ballenger, Junior Grantham, Jay Mahoney and Randy Rutherford. Back row, left to right, are Todd Magaha, Jim Lanham, Jeff Reynolds, David Boyd, Kevin Roman, Tony Smith, Keith Carley, Fred Winston, David Diehl and Coach John Lowery. Charles Town Opens Monday For 71 Nights The Charles Town Turf Club is scheduled to open its forty-fif$ season on Monday, April 3, with a reduction in the number of races to be run nightly and with two stakes to be run during the 71-night Spring meet. The meet is set to run through Saturday, June 24 with a doubleheader on tap on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, The only dark night of the meet ready for horsemen when the Spring session opens. The surface has been rebuilt from the bottom up with sand, loom and stone dust being mixed and spread over the six furlong oval. Workmen scraped the surface to the very bottom and are putting the finishing touches on the track as the opening nears. A change will be made in the wagering lineup as the $12 Box will be Tuesday, May 30. Trifecta will be brought back to Under the new setup Charles I replace the $6 box, which has Town will offer nine races on ] been used since the latter part of Monday, Tuesday and Wed- 1 last year. Heading the wagering nesday evenings and 10 events  program will be the Big Exacta, on the Thursday, Friday and I four Trifectas, several Little Saturday cards. In the past, 101 Exactas, the Daily Double, as races have been conducted on ] well as win, place and show week nights and 13 on Saturdays, Post time will be 7:15 nightly. "In cutting back on the number of races nightly we believe we will be able to present better and larger fields", William J. McDonald, General Manager of the Tuff Club stated. "It will also have the fans heading home earlier". The stakes to be renewed[ during the Spring meet are the Valley Spring Championship on Saturday, May 27, and the Edward L. Blake Memorial on Saturday, June 17. It will be the third running of the Blake, a. seven furlong test for 3-year-olds with the Sprint Championship being contested for the fourth time at 41/2 furlongs for 3,year- I olds and up. The Sprint I Championship was run as the] American Sprint Championship] the first two times. [ A new racing strip will he / wagering, will be offered. Catering in the 1,000-seat Skyline Terrace, and the con- cession stands throughout the plant will once again be handled by the Harry M. Stevens Caterers. IN WANTAD$, BAIT SHOP Live and artificial bait Groceries and beer also sign painting, notary work, income taxes. Open 7:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. PHONE: 725- 2745 March 30- 2T HALLTOWN, W.Va. 110 iN |lit Regular Retail Value $125,95 Automatic and manual oiling = Chain Brake Safety Package 14"BLADE &CHAIN MOULTON MACHINERY Clmrbs Town, W.Ve.. Phone: 725-5213 Limited Quantities mm |ram mm mmmm raNiN mm The sportcoats ' great come back Coming on strong: the summer sport- coat, making it big. 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