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12 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1978 JONES' SPRINT FOR THE FINISH LiNE ALL FOR NAUGHT Jefferson's Curtis Jones appears headed for certain victory in the 440-relay in the Jefferson Relays last Saturday afternoon, a win that would have cap- tured the championship for the Cougars. A miscue on the baton handoff however, resulted in disqualification of Jefferson in this particular event and gave Martinsburg the outright championship. (Photo by Errol Leslie) i SMITH BENDS FORWARD ENOUGH FOR VICTORY IN 880 RELAY Bill Smith, anchorman for the Charles Town Junior High track team in the 880 relay, bends across the finish line to give his team a victory in the event, seemingly by inches. The Charles Town track_men easily outclassed their opposition in the Jefferson Relays. (Photo by Errol Leslie) 00o0000gars S 00eep Keyser, Down ]gun Valley To Remain Undefeated The big sticks of Jefferson, High School baseball blasted their way to three home wins here last Thursday and Saturday with a 12-7 drubbing of Loudoun Valley and a doubleheader sweep of Keyser, 6-5 and 15-2. Against Loudoun Valley, the Cougars of Coach John Lowery tallied seven runs in the second frame and went on to an easy victory over the Virginians. Sam Dillow smacked three safeties for JHS, while Tony Smith, Keith Carley and Jim Lanham added a pair of hits for the home.standing Cougars. Although Lowery's charges remained undefeated via its doubleheader win over Keyser Saturday, it wasn't as easy as it looked. It took a solo home run by Randy Rutherford in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Cougars over the visitors. Keyser led by as many as four runs in the top of the sixth, but the Jefferson nine battled back with a pair of runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to force the game into extra stanzas. Hurler Jay Mahoney went the mute for Jefferson. striking out 11 and issuing four bases on balls. Rutherford led the hitting parade for JHS with three hits in the contest, followed by Jim Lanham with two safeties. The closeness of the first game seemed to take the wind out of the Golden Tornado batsmen as Jefferson unleashed a 14-hit attack in the nightcap to pull away to a ].5-2 win. However, it was Rutherford again who sparked the Cougars by allowing Keyser just seven hits through seven innings. Rutherford, Tony Smith and Kevin Wilt provided the majority of the batting power for Jefferson with two hits each. Rutherford was relieved by sophomore.Todd Magaha on the mound in. the seventh inning, fanning two and getting the final out of the game on a pop fly, Seven Stake Races. To Be Run Charles. Town, Shenandoah Tracks The $25,000-added TriState Futurity heads seven stakes to be run at Shenandoah Downs and The Charles Town Turf Club during the 1978 racing season. The Tri-State Futurity is for 2- year.olds bred in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia has over 200 juveniles still eligible for th 17th running at Shenandoah Downs on Saturday, September 9. The race will be run at six furlongs. The Valley Spring Cham- pionship and the Edward L. Blake Memorial will be presented during the Spring meet at Charles Town with The Sadie Hawkins and theTri-State at Shenandoah in the Summer session. In the Fall at Charles Town three stakes, the Charles F. Funk Memorial, The Traveller, which was formerly the Jef- ferson County, nd the Moun- taineer, will be contested. In the Sadie Hawkins the first three finishers will receive stallion services to stallions to be named later. Following is the stakes schedule for the 1978 season: Charles Town, May 27 - $10,000-added Valley Sprint ad =m up, 4/ furlongs. Charles Town, June 14 - $10000-added Edward L. Blake Memorial, 3-year-olds, seven furlongs. Shenandoah Downs, August 5- $10,000-added Sadie Hawkins, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, stallion services to first three finishers, one mile, stallions to be named later. Shenandoah Downs, Sap- tember '9 - $25,00added Tri- State Futurity, 2.year-olds, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia brede, six furlongs. Charles Town, September 23 - $1O,000-added Charles F, Funk Memorial, 2-year-olds, West Virginia breds, seven furlongs. Charles Town, October 14- $10,000-added Traveller, 3-year- olds and up, West Virginia breds, seven furlongs. Charles Town, November 4 - $10,000-added Mountaineer, 3- year.olds and up, 1Vs miles. ON WTEqiGNNCE President Carter has or. dered a major reorganization "of the U.S. intelligence com- munity, terming his action a "major step forward" in safe- guarding both the national interest and civil liberties. Five Veterans Head Shepherd Men's Netmen Five players, including the top throe seeds, return from last yem"s state . championship tennis team as the Shepherd College Rams prepare to defend their title in 1978. The Rams, who won their first state championship ever and represented the West Virginia Conference in national com- petition (NAIA) las season, opened this year's campaign on Thursday, March 30, hosting Virginia Military Institute at 2 p.m. 'We'll be playing our way ilto shape this year,' commented Shepherd head coach Roger Parker, explaining how the weather has hampered the preparation of his young team. Shepherd again will be playing without a senior on the roster, but the experience, especially in state and national competition, should help compensate, ac- cording to Parker. Early in the season, the Rams will be led in singles by top seeded Kurt Brown, a junior from Chambersburg, Pa., who was a state semi-finalist in 1977. w e. _when "The flames are spreading!" Spring Opening CharlesTownTurf Dela!fed April I0 The Spring opening of The Charles Town Turf Club will be delayed one week or until April I0, duto construction work being done, on the track, that was not completed in time for the April 3 opening date. However, racing at Shenandoah Downs was extended through Saturday, April 8. Charles Town will open , April 10. I Workmen rebuilding the racing surface at Charles Town have been hampered with a late start due to the extremely had weather this winter and are running slightly behind schedule. 'Instead of rushing through the fmal stages of rebuilding the track's surface and not getting it done right we felt it best to delay the opening of Charles Town,' William J. McDonald, General Manager of Charles Town and Shenandoah stated, 'We were to close at Shenandoah this Saturday but will run the first week of the Charles Town meet there to allow workmen more time to finish the track at Charles Town.' The racing schedule for the week of April 3 at Shenandoah included nine races on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with 10 races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Post time will be 7:15. CHARLES TOWN BOYS' TEAM CAPTURES CHAMPIONSHIP Ernie Benner and Mike Hill, teammates of the Charles Town track team, take advantage of the moment to show off their trophy that the team won for winning the Jefferson Relays Division last Saturday. (Photo by Errol Leslie) SPRINT MEDLEY TEAM TAKES FIRST FOR COUGARS IN Gibson Roman, Bullet ! From This Area Mentioned In All.State Eight schools had represen- tatives on the official 1978 Big All-State Class-AAA team, three of them repeaters from last season All-State team-- Jeff Schneider of W-I Clarksburg; Earl Jones of Mount Hope; and Larry Easley of Stonewall Jackson. Schneider was named as the honorary captain of the team. Six of those picked on the team are seniors, one a junior and one a sophomore. While the Eastern Panhandle section of the state had two of the top-rated Class-AAA basketball teams in the state this past season, only three of them even figured at all in the selections made for All-State honors by the All-State Board.  Mike Gibson, leading scorer and rebounder of the Jefferson High Cougars, and big Kevin Roman, another rebounding and scoring star on the Cougar team, were given honorable mention in the selections as was Don Bullett of the Martinsburg High Bulldogs, who was their scoring an_.nrehounding star. Shepherd opens on Thursday, will he Stock Wright, the Rams' quarterback during football season. Wright plays an aggressive serve and volley brand of tennis and is one of the most competitive players on the squad, Parker said. John Koepke, a hustlinIB firebrand who made a name for himself as a basketball player at Shepherd this year, starts the season as "the third seeded netman. Parker says Koepke is 'very quick and plays well under pressure.' The team's fourth seed is sophomore David Wells, who also likes a serve and volley style of play, according to the head coach. Currently, returnee Jay Steckman, a Solhomore, and David Gray are battling for the number five and six positions in singles competition. Steckman was on a state championship doubles team and has a good serve and overhead shot, his coach said. Gray is The highest scorer on the team is Earl Jones, with a 31.8 per! game average. He is a 6-10, 205 pound junior from Mount Hope. probably the most versitile athlete on the team, having played intercollegiate basket- hall and golf as well as tennis at the village. Mrs. Race will be Shepherd. remembered as Louise Stevens. A host of freshmen, including three local players, will be vying for seeded positions in 1978. Heading the list are former Martinsburg tennis mainstays Todd Ingrain (top seeded in high school) and Bill Rife. Chris Parker of Shepherdstown will also by vying for a chance to play. Other freshmen include Mark Stinson, Pete Hornbach (Moorefield) and Brian Ever- sole. __ - ', ,_ _ - _ _ _ - _ tEL:TOWN Mrs. Ruth Locke Dial 725.8309 Mr. and Mrs. Bob Race and daughers, Phoenix, Arizona, are visiting friends and relatives in YOgR The NA( A Muffler Center We re easy to find chances are there's one lUSt arourad the corner And we re real pros We tl help you pick the muffler that's right for your car any :1 budget whether d'a the $ t 595 NAPA Challenger Economy Muffler Of a top-quahty orlglrSI equlpment replacement muffler. Even ,f you on t think yOU need a n muffler now, stop in . we'll give your extlaust system afree msDeClK>n. uffler Cenlers your |uli-Servlce neighborhood de aler$. CLEN00OENING MOTORS David Leslie, of Jefferson High's sprint medley team, finish line to bring the Cougars one of four first-place finishes in Relays last Saturday. (Photo by Errol Leslie) Rt. 9, inson /dlLL'S GULF N. Geo;rge St., Charles Town Mr. and Mrs. Phil Perks, Belvedere Heights, visited Mr. and Mrs. Marion Blue Wed- nesday night. Mrs. James Blue, Shenandoah Junction, called on Mrs. James Locke on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. David Tabb announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Melissa Anne, weighing 7 Ibs. I0 oz., born March 25th in Winchester Memorial Hospital. This is the first Tabb granddaughter for Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Tabb. Rev. Robert Richardson, Shepherdstown. W. Va., was the guest speaker at the U. N. Methodist Church on Sunday. We are sorry Rev. Frum is back in Winchester Memorial Hospital, but hope he will soon be out again. Mr. Richard Price and granddaughters, Arden, W. Va., visited his sister, Mrs. Millard Edwards on Thursday. Mrs. Floyd Owehs entertained her family for dinner on Easter Sunday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Owens, Jr., and sons, Charles Town, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Owens and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Owens, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Owens and son Mr. and Mrs. Billy Owens, Jr. and Mr. Bates Watson and Patty Owens. The Leetown Home Extension Club will meet April 12th at 1:30 at the U. N. Methodist Church for its regular meeting and will also celebr niversary. Elmo Tabb. Mrs. will have Role in Retirement" Mr. and entertained evening, the guests: Mr. Lowery and and Rusty, and Mrs. children, Rippon Locke. The ment is who tries Dodge Monaco two-door hardtop. When it comes to cars to buy or lease, Y more to choose from than your nearby Dodge he has a complete lineup of handsome and practical Diplomats, exciting Magnum XEs, family-sized little Colts. Cars that offer the comfort, style, performai you've come to expect from Dodge. So what are the man who has the cars that have got it all. See all the '78 Dodges at your nearby Dodge Dealer'S i Ransom' JA Y'00S SUNOCO When a fire starts in a crowded business district, it often wipes out several buildings or an entire M oLE!R'S S UNOCO block. The Moore Insurance and E. Washinton St., Charles Town Realty Company - Washington, Alexander and Cooke Agency RONNIE'S {)ISCOUNT TIRES offers property insurance to 'full replacement value at today s - Rt. 9, Eas of Bloomery Bridg rapidly inflating prices. WALL'S SEi00tYlCE STATION Nt. 9, Ranson MERCHANT )LAND CHEV-OLDS., Rt. ', , Charles Town E. Llbei-tv St., Charles Town WEST EN!3 GULF STATION W. Washingt m St., Charles Town WILLIAMS00 MOTOR PARTS 110  E. Liberty St. CLENDENING 222 N. Mildred St.--