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| 'd Iq | I OF JEFFERSON F^aMEas ADVOCATE SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE THURSI)AI,, APRIL 27, 1961 VIEWS BY MAX BROWN, FORMER Charles Town High football stars, their football under Dick ttarmison when he coach at CItS, have applied for, and one :he job as ttarmison's first assistant when the posts are announced at Martinsburg High. plenty of Panther flavor, to say the least, and Black gridiron program, eh, Boss?) FUNKHOUSER, local boy now a student at College, pitched the Eagles baseball team to a 2 win over the Shepherd College Rams last in a contest staged in the Virginia town. SO ON the big sign board at the entrance to Town Race Course: "Spring Meeting Opens May 'try as we did, we were unable to get one little of the head of the racing commission th:is relative to just what summer and fall dates both ie applications for last Saturday, deadline date Oh, well . . so what NG SMITH of Charles Town brought home for local women representatives of the Mar- olf and Country Club as the club held it's Ladies Week. Mrs. Schramm posted low score for the Let group. DOWNS will salute the world famous Apple Blossom Festival here Saturday nighL running of the Apple Blossom Handicap. Blossom," selected each year from among the g various communities in the Valley, a silver plate to the owner of the winning K. RIELY turned in a masterful of promot- Garden Club tour here last Saturday The resM ent-manager of Charles Town on the job from early morning Until ]atie ng putting up signs and taking care of numer- for the annual event. S for the Charles Town Legion baseball through a two-hour batting and fielding practice and we might add, a lot of running to go the workout was demanded by Manager Woody From what we were given a look-see at last the Legion could come up with a pretty potent. hitters this time The veteran Gilbert Miller to be fit and ready ae he fired his fast balls in and then taking his turn at bat, sent booming drives to deep left field. This chap - real hustler and let us be among the first 'otl Wise... I(ADY, of Martinsburg and South Mountain fame, is back in town again after his to Hot Springs, Ark. The general all- ,tier is working is the mutuel department at Downs. SEEMS TO BE an awful lot going on behind plus a lot of sppeculation on both sides of the ,Creek, regarding football games between the High Panthers and the Martinsburg Bull- season. Now that the Panther heads assured that they'll have lights for football quite naturally they are anxious to have and Coach Dick Harmison pay them Coach Ron Phillips has been working on at the information comes to this corner that have come forth with their usual state- g, 'it's our turn this year" and "you year and we'll come down there next year, that who knows just what will happen. is still waiting and hoping for some contract from the head Bulldog man, who makes up the schedule for the Orange MOMENT it looks as if :the Lightner Brothers, l, will handle the umpiring jobs for the Legion here this summer. Both boys are popular the fans of this area and they are fair and can to please the spectators at all times. 9 the big fellow who takes your orders the Legion Home;:i king with his faw)r- of years, the New York Yankees, to win League flag. Frank Ranalli, the all-around maintains headquarters at the Legion Orioles, while Gilbert Taylor, head chef says he hopes that the New Washington the fans some real good baseball in our this season. That, my friends, is the the Legion. lit COMBS of Kentucky has announced tli g of James A. (Mike) Wilverding of Elkins Colonel. Wilverding, general manager of antain newspaper is also secretary of Racing Commission. A native of Elkins, is an alumnus of the Universit yof Kentucky, friend Joe Christian here in Charles Town. former manager of the Hagerstown League and now scouting for the USes, sends us word that he and some of on hand Friday night for the race pro- Downs. 0fl Softball will break into the sports picture in Jefferson Coun- ty "Monday evening when action in the Jefferson County Softball league opens at 6:30 on the Hall. town diamond. The four-team loop will opec. ate four evenings each week, with all action to be on the tIalltown field. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings will be the battle days, with Wednesday to be an open day except on occas- ions that there might be rained out or postponed games to be made up. Meeting in the opening game Monday will be the Courtney Auto team against the Harpers Ferry softballers. Then Tuesday evening the other two league teams wil get into action with the Shenandoah Junction team tang- ling with Charles Town. Thursday, May, the Harpers Ferry batsmen will tangle with Shenandoah Junction; and on Fri day, May 5, the Charles Town team will meet the Courtney Auto team. Final plans for the league's op ening and Summer operations were made at a series of two meetings held last week. Each player participating in the league has been required to pay a $3 en- try fee and he has also been re- quired to sign a contract. Both the entry fee and the contract must be received by league offic- ials on or prior to Monday even- ing, it was stated. Kenneth Anders, who has been instrumental in organizing the league again this year said Mon- day that the Charles Town team is still accepting player applicat- ions and any person desiring to play with the team should be at the Junior High diamond this ev- ening or Monday evening at 5:30. Persons who might be interest- ed in umpiring some of the games, are also asked to contact Kenneth Anders at phone 736, Charles Town.. FunEh er emicai First =Half Champion/' Commercial Bowling Loop The Funkhouser Chemical 'Corn pany bowlers captured the first half championship of play in the Commercial Bowling League at Berkeley Lanes last week. The Funkhouser team finished up the first half action with a to tal of 35 points, while the sec- ond place team, the J'aycee Jets had 34 points. A total of 14 teams participa- ted in league play. In last week's action Melvin Pierce had high single game for Funkhouser Chemical with a 212 When the Charles Towd lligh track and field team got around to naming their leader for this season, the first time they have named a captain, they picked two of,their biggest men.Harold Gi'ey (left) and Leo Kisner (right) as c0-captains. Both boys are out- standing in the field events, with Kisner being a Regional champ- ion. "Big Leo", as he is known by the track boys, took first place in the shotput in the Regional last year with a toss of 43 feet 111A inches. And already in both meets which the Panthers have been in this season he has sur- passed that mark. As a matter of fact Kisner tossed the shotput 47 / Potomac Little League With the weather now breaking just right for both track and base ball, the sectional and area sports schedule for the next week prom- ises to be a crowded one, with at least nine scholastic and college baseball battles on tap between today and next Thursday and al- so three track meets in which sectional schools will be partici- pating. There will be either baseball or track action each afternoon and Saturday there will be both track and baseball. To open the week of heavy ac- tion, Hedgesville and Martinsburg 1'o Have Meeting May 1 There will be a special meeting of th Potomac Little League at the Sharpsburg American Legion tIome Monday, May 1 at 7:30 it was announced Monday. All maria gers, league officers anti inter- ested parents are urged to be present for this meeting. High's baseball teams are batt- ling this afternoon on the Mar- tinsburg diamond. Friday afternoon Harpers Fer- ry High will be at the Legion field in Charles Town at 4 p. m. to tangle with the Panther bats- men and Berkeley Springs High will travel to Wardensville for a game. Saturday morning the undefeat ed Hedgesville batsmen will pro- vide the opposition for the Shep- herdstown High Cardinals in Shepherdstown and 10:30 a. m. and that afternoon at 2 p. m. on Fairfax Field the undefeated Shepherd College batsmeh will score and a set score of 522. Jerry Terlingo of. the Funkhouser team had the high set score, with games of 200, 202 and 194 for a pla); host to the Frostburg State total of 528. Rusty Stevens also Teachers College team. had a good set score of 507. The Share In Spotlight feet 6|~ inches in a meet with [,F0r Handley ltigh School two weeks] ago and on several occasions this Five errors and four timely hits season in practice he has hit the along with good pitching by south 48 foot mark. Kisner has come very close to the school recordI of 47 feet 8 inches set by Bill Wal! ters a few years back. Grey, who is the top discus tosser on the Panther squad finished second in the Handley meet this season and won in a meet with Boonsboro~ lligh last week. Last year in the Regional he finished second to big John Boettner of Martinsburg, who tossed the discuss 129 feet to win. On several occasions this season Grey has turned in better tosses in practice drills. Both Grey and Kisner are seniors. his unbeaten Hedgesville High boys into Charles Town to battle the Panthers on the Legion field at 4 p. m. and that same after- noon the unbeaten Martinsburg High Bulldogs will be meeting a strong Harpers Ferry club in Har paw Mike Stephens, proved to be the right combination for the Mar tinsburg tiigb Bulldogs to score their third consecutive victory of the season as they interrupted the winning ways of the Harpers Ferry High batsmen Friday af- ternoon by a 5-1 score on the Mar tinsburg ttigh diamond. Coach George Whitacre's boys took a 2-I lead in the first frame and were never headed in the ab- breviated contest which rain halt ed in the top of the fifth fz'ame. Although the Harpers Ferry batsmen outhit Martinsburg 7-4, Stephens proved to be effective in the clutches and as a result the Tigers left seven men stranded on the bases. There was actually one earned run in the ball game, that one be longing to the Martinsburg team. The only run Harpers Ferry man I aged to get was unearned as were four of the Martinsburg tallies. The lone Ferrian run came in the first frame on a single by Bill Wilt, an error on Gary lden's sac rifice and Donnie Hetzel's long double to righi field. A walk to Jimmy Shaffer, sacri fice by Tom Lewis, Charlie Arm- entrout's infield single and two errors put Coach George Whit- ,acre's lads on top, 2-1 in the op- ening frame. In the fourth, Tim Bartock lashed a double to right center. On Rod Mason's infield tap ih~ Ferrians threw the ball away at three b~ses as both runners cir- cled the sacks. Ron Mason follow ed with a single to right and with two out rode home on Lewis' sharp double to right center. Wilt and Dick Bussard had two apiece for the Ferrians. pers Ferry. Wednesday, May 3, the Charles: Town High track and field team will go to Leesburg, Va. to par- ticipate in a tri-angular meet with Loudoun County and War- ren County tIigh. That night the~ Martinsburg High trackmen will go to James Wood High School in Winchester for a night dual meet with James Wood High's track ! team. retries in the League will travel to Sleepy Creek for an opning game there, while Gerrardstown will be in Winchester, playing the 'Rebels, another new league team. League action will be each Sun high team game score was 880 and high set score of 2,422. The second half of league play will' get Underway Wednesday, May 3 at 9 p. m. METHODIST WSCS TO HAVE SUPPER MAY 2 Members and their families of the W. S. C. S. of the Charles Town Methodist Church are invi- ted to attend a covered dish sup. per, TUesday, May 2 at 6:30 p. m. in Fellowship Hall. Please bring covered dish and service for the family~ A business meeting will follow and' all members are urged to be present. Track will also be taking a share in the sectional and area sports scene Saturday 'afternoon as the big St. James Invitational meet will be held at St. James Academy with Charles Town and Martinsburg teams among the some nine participating teams. This is traditionally one of the top track and field meets in the entire area and the competition this year is expected to be even more tough then ever. The action will get underway at 1 p. m. Tuesday afternoon baseball will again be alone in the sports spot- light, with four games, holding sectional interest on tap. Coach Gilbert Miller will bring day from now until September 5 with four games on tap each Sun. day. [ Hedgesille Downs The undefeated Hedgesville High Eagles rolled to victory No. 5 Friday afternoon when they went into Morgan county and scor ed a close 4-1 decision over'Paw Paw High School. Coach Gilbert Miller,s Eagles once again had outstanding pitch ing to lead them to victory with Robert Stearns and Wayne Spies teaming up on a one hit job. Independent baseball will make it's 1961 debut in Jefferson Coun ty Sunday afternoon when the cur tain is raised on action in the Tri County baseball league, with act- ion to take place on four differ- ent fronts, one of them being in Jefferson County The Bakerton diamond will be the scene of the battle in Jeffer son county with two long time riv als--Leetown and Bakerton meet- ing in the opening game at 2:30. The Bakerton team won the league championship last season while Leetown, after getting off to a slow start moved well up into the race before the season ended. In other league action the two Martinsburg teams in the league. the Berkeley Place Yanks and Martinsburg, will tangle in Mar. tinsburg. Winchester, one of the two new County's Facing Beai Test The Charles Town High track and field team will be facing their toughest test of the season Saturday when they travel to St. James, Md., to participate in the annual St., James Invitational meet which will get underway at 1:00 p. m. At least seven teams and possibly more will be participating in the meet which tradltlo nally has proven to be one of the tc~ meets in the area. This year the Frederick (Md.) High team, undefeated in four meets, is expected to be the favorite to take home the championship trophy. Y Y Hundreds of fishermen are getting everything in readS-. ness for a trek into the woods and to their favorite trout stream long t)efm'e daybreak Saturday morning so that" the " will be ready and waiting to cast their lines into the chilly waters when the 6:00 a. m. zero hour arrives. Upwards of 100,000 anglers are expected to take time ,out from their daily chores to try their luck in the states 'some 170 trout streams and 13 impoundments, and their battle with the trout-l)rown, brook and rainbow is ex- pected to be very fruitful and successful for many of them. The State Consmwation Con[rots I which are tributaries of the Shcn sion has reported that about 150,-]andoah River; llopewell Run ol: 000 adult trout weighing a total Leelown Run, a tributary of th( of 225,000 pounds,, have been dam Opequon Creek! and Rocky Mar- ped inlo the state s trout waters. I sh Run and Town run, tributarie~ Streams Stocked of the Potomac River. Rainbow and brook trout, of [Confusion About License nice size and condition have been f there has been some confus- stocked in all county trout i ion~ as t(,)what licenses will be streams and the streams have/needd b) trout anglers planning been listed in reasonably good/to iish (luring the early part of shape for fishing despite the re. the season and according lo laws cent flooding of the streams, now in effect angh rs over 15 The daily limit has been set at tyears of age and under 60 will eight with only five of them to tneed both a regular fishing lic- be taken from any impoundment, lense and a trout stamp. Anglers The daily limit on bass which lander 15 and over 60 will need has year around season is eight. I neither. qhe seasonal limit on bass set att lActnse requiremenls will ti0 and 50 for frogs. There are no size limits on bass or frogs Fishing hours will be daylight hours only. Streams and their tributaries which are open only for Trout fishing are: Bullskin Run, Cat- tail Run, Evitts Run, Flowing Spring Run, Long Marsh Run, With the 1961 baseball season already underway the httle leag change on July 1, at which time all anglers over 15 years will need a tishing license as a result of action of the last ~-e~,sion of the Wet Virginia legi~'lature. Trout stamps will not I)e necess. ary after,, July 1. License and troul stamps are available at the Court Ihmse. 0 ? uers will also soon be moving into the ~ectional si~orts picture as of- ficiais of the Jeffei, son Little 'Lea gee announced this week that practice sessions will get under way Monday at 4:30 p. m. They will be held at the same time Tuesday and Wednesday after- noon on the field in back of the Charles Town Junior High School All youngsters between the ages of 8 and up to 12 are eligible to participate. Members of last years teams are asked to stay away so that everyone possible space will be given to these new youngsters. Then after the managers of the six participating teams have had an opportunity to see the young- sters in action for several days, the annual player auction will be held Sunday, May 7, at 4 p. in. at the Charles Town Senior High! School. League play will get underway Tuesday, May 30 with the teams participating in the opening game 1o be annnunced laler as well as the season's st~edule. The ~'omPlete list of managers, assistant managers and learn st~on sors will be announced next week. And while arrangemenls are being completed for gelling the teams set for the opening day, so also are efforts being put forth to have the Little League diamond at the Legion field in better shape than ever this year. When the fans harn out for the opening game they will find a new concession stand has been built, concrete floors~ x~.ill be in the dugouts of the teams, new bleachers for the convenience and comfort of spectators. Work has already been started ~n the playing field with new .,'oil hav- ing been hauled to the field to mak(~ the infield in tip-top shape. GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY H FOR RACING FUN IN '61,..GO SH|NANDQAH,~ TWO I|@ IIIA|ONI WNY. (1} NIQNT ~ lrNoItouGHBII|D IIAIN6, (l) Till SIG)It-ONANZA. Post Time 7: ! 5 Nightly KASTLE'S The weather is getting warm and don't you think it's about time to come in and select that Brand New 'NORTHCOOL ,SUIT. South Hagerstown High will also be. a strong contender for the tit~e. Coach William Jordan of the Charles Town, Panthers, has been working his boys hard and long this week and he said Wednesday he plans to have at least two men~ in each etent. He plans to take at least 20 men with him to the meet. To date Charles Town ~as one victory and one defeat in track. Memberrs of the[ squad as shown above are, first row, left to right:--James Dailey, manager; John Lowery, Tom Doyle, Joe Orndorff, Charlie Jackson. ] David VanMetre, Danny Elsmon, Steve Roper, Harold Grey, Rainy Anderson, Sam Taylor, Woody~ Oden, Don Ballenger, and David l Dlllow, mmutger. Second row, left to right:--Coach William Jordan, Wayne Lloyd, Bobby Davis, Norman Myers, Charlle Moler, Ted Viands, Hm'ry Hill, Gary Linaweaver, Leo Klsner, Steve Willingham, Dlckie Wilson. Jam~s Ah~t, L~rry Oden, Joseph 'Cloud. [ ~Ja~mes Dailey, Glenn Vlamls, Herbert Dlnges, and he~d coach of athletics at Charles Town High, ltonnte Phillips. (Photo by Tim Slnn)