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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 13 THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1978 p O BY DON NEWS R T S RECRUITING TOUR: Adam Grove, athletic coach at the old High School, also at Frederick, and now with the coaching staff of stopped by the office Friday the condition of our boss Max is now showing slight improvement critical head injury received in a accident on March 14 on U.S. of Charles Town, reports he has a lot of time traveling in the past looking for, and at good football s for Brown University. Adam, who has ling Freshman football and also the Varsity coaching chores when are not playing, will be coaching Y linebackers at Brown next season, working with the new Freshmen and other members of the Brown Staff can sign this Summer. Adam is on Brown's football prospects for the theat the University will largest and best lines in the Ivy of them sophomores and juniors a lot of Varsity service last season. young son Bill Craven, who is to the Cleveland Browns of the football league, and who a bit of action for the Browns last defensive back, is during the off grid dentistry at the University of RS --The Turf Club fast- team which hasbeen working out at Park diamond for some time will for the first time Sunday when to Bowie, Md, to participate in the Invitational ;rournament. The Turf in a tie for second place in the season. ., E PROVIDING LIGHTS -- The which will make it possible for Slow-Pitch Softball League at the new softball diamond Park, are being purchased and League and not by the Park and Recreation Com- stated in a story covering of the Jefferson County Com- March 13. Tom Coffin, Fast-Pitch League, said the on order for some time and were from the Ohio firm from purchased on March 15. But not arrived in Charles Town. is still hopeful they will arrive in them installed and ready for the ,ue play set for May 7. Coffin said teams in the Fast-Pitch League hard and long at the new amond, putting in team dugouts, SOme bleaclers prior to the opening .season. The Parks and Recreation providing the funds for putting in readiness for use, with the officers and members doing on a volunteer basis, Coffin WAS -- For David Wilt, it almost was. The area racing matched his back-to-back Hagerstown and Winchester repeat victories over the t edged Walter Hammond 0r his second consecutive victory in an attempt for victory at night, finishing second of Martinsburg. JOCKEYS BATTLE -- Dennis a narrow victory with Brown Coolit in the feature race a slim lead in the battle for has 11 wins, one more than Apprentice Donald Pacheco have six each with Kenneth Shaw next with fNe apiece. ere Battle Schedule Heading into Wednesday's match against Handley (Va.) High School, a squad that is bolstered by the addition of two transfers from California, the Cougar starting lineup consists of one senior, two juniors and three sophomores. Lost through graduation from last year's 15-5 squad that ad- vanced to state regional com- petition were three of the team's Potomac Little Lea00e To Have Opener Saturday Staggers Will Webb Snyder Has Been Tenn!soSt00es SIo-Pitch Softball Appear; Throw Out 1st Ball Potomac Little League of Jefferson County will open their 1978 season on Saturday, April 29, beginning at I p.m. This is the League's Silver Anniversary season and it will begin on the brand new baseball diamond built on the former site of the Jefferson County Landfill near Leetown. This field is part of the complex constructed for use of county residents by the Jef- ferson County Park and Recreation Commission. Congressman Harley Staggers will be on band to assist in the field dedication and to throw out the first ball. Activities will begin promptly at I p.m. and will include certificate presentations and awards. Mickey Johnson, president of Potomac League, will serve as emcee and will introduce the distinguished guests. At ap- proximately 1:30 p.m., last year's Potomac League Champions, the Twins from Harpers Ferry, will play against the Senators from Shenandoah Junction who will use the Leetown field as their home diamond. Later the same afternoon, play will begin in the Senior Division (boys and girls aged 13 to 15)at the Park Field in Ranson behind the race track. Once again, Potomac League Champions for the Division will see action as the Bluebirds from Leetown-Shenandoah Junction will meet the A's of Charles Town. This will mark the first year that Charles Town residents will participate in Potomac activities. Three teams from the area will compete and they include the A's, the Red's and the Phillies. This game will start at 3:30 p.m., following a brief ceremony welcoming the new league teams. All county residents are welcome to attend the opening game and it is our hope that you will continue to support one of the twenty local area teams participating in this years Little League progVam. top five golfers. A fourth left the squad earlier this season. Starters include senior David Josephe, juniors Scott Walker, Barry Davidson and Scotty Dennison, and sophomores John Josephs, Dwayne Frazier and Joe French. Rounding out the team are junior David Jennison and sophomores Mike Bernstein and Robert Sharp. With the exception of a May 17th match against Mer- cersburg, all contests are decided by medal play, victory being awarded to the team whose aggregate score is lowest. Thus far, all matches have been nine holes, Wilmouth said, but 12 and 18-hole competition is scheduled for later in the season. The Cougars face a 14-match schedule this year, including tonight's contest against Mar- tinsburg at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Charles Town. Harpers Ferff Captures Win In Dual Meet Harpers Ferry Junior High's track team dominated in most events and went on to capture an 88-40 dual meet victory over Musselman at the Berkeley Countians' field earlier this week. Coach Roger Edge's charges got a triple victory from Brian Grove in the 100 and 200-yard dashes along with a first in the long jump. Double wins came from Steve Rinker and Earl Lancaster. Rinker won beth the high and low hurdles and Lan- caster took wins in the 440 and high jump. Grove began his triple win by jumping 16 feet, 10 inches in the long jump. Chet Ott of Harpers Ferry took secon(l. Then, Grove took the 100-yard dash in a good time of 11.45 seconds and followed with a 26 seconds victory in the 220. Ott again placed second in both of these events. Rinker took the 70-yard high hurdles in the time of 10.8 seconds and then came back later to capture the 120-yard low hurdles in the time of 16.55 seconds. Lancaster won the high jump with a leap of five feet and then captured the 440-yard dash in a time of 62.7 seconds. Other firsts for Harpers Ferry came from Craig Myers in the discus, 101 feet, 4 inches; Ralph Bolin in the mile run, 5 minutes, 43.6 seconds; and Fixture Charles Town Track Since Opening HE'S SEEN IT ALL! -- Webb Snyder got his start as a jockey when Charles Town opened in 1933. Shown above, Webb is still around and is now working as an outrider. In December of 1933, the Charles Town Turf Club opened its doors for the first time as the Shenandoah Valley Jockey Club. Webb Snyder was one of the jockeys at that opening meeting. Hecan still be found on the track every night that races are contested, either at Charles Town or its sister track, Shenandoah Downs. Webb rode at the first meet against Sam Palumb who was the first jockey to be inducted into the Charles Town Jockey Hall of Fame last year. Palumbo is still around here as a patrol judge but Webb has stayed even closer to the track, in fact he is still on the track every night. Anyone who has seen a thoroughbred race has taken notice of e men on horseback 'who lead tle post parade from the paddock to the starting gate. Attired in their red hunting coats and black caps many fans overlook their real reason for being there. These men are called outriders and Snyder is one of them. They could be referred to as the patrol cars of the race track. Their real purpose is to protect jockeys and control unruly horses. If one really stops to think about it, they have one of the most dangerous jobs on the race track. Should a horse unseat its rider in the post parade, it is Webb's and his partner's, Clyde Best, job to catch the loose horse and try to avoid any further problems. However, once a race begins, the outriders job can become more complex. Should a horse fall during the running of the race, it is their job to try to keep the loose horse from turning and running the wrong way around the track while at the same time trying to catch the animal, which may be running at speeds near 35 miles per hour. You can l imagine what would happen! should two horses, running in opposite directions, at such speeds, hit each other. The outriders also try to warn the other riders if the fallen jockey is unable to get off the track so they can take their mounts outside and avoid stepping on or falling over the downed rider. Webb has done all of this and is considered by many to be one of the best in the business. Before turning to riding at the opening meet at Charles Town, Webb bad ridden at the week- long county fairs and traveled the circuit with several stables to gain experience. "I was light and had ridden the family horses around the farm. 1 just felt comfortable on horseback and decided that I wanted to be a jockey", he noted. A special feather in Webb's hat is the fact that on the last day of the first meeting at Charles Town, he rode the final winner of the day. Guy Bidwell's Fair Billy gave Snyder the distinction of Curtis Sullivan, the 880-run, 2 minutes, 26.3 seconds. Harpers Ferry Junior High's girls team ran only three events for points and, won all three. Kathy Hough pulled a triple win in the 100 and 50-yard dashes and then anchored the 440 relay, Other members of the relay team included Diane Robinson, Debbie Robinson and Marrianne Karricker. closing out the first season at the new West Virginia track. Being a jockey, and his other experience on the track has helped Snyder learn com- plicated psychology of the thoroughbred racer. He can recognize each little movement a race horse makes for what it means. An outrider knows to expect the unexpected. That is why he is an outrider. Webb selects his outrider's ponies very carefully. His three mounts are all quarter-horses, which are characteristically quick but good natured. Webb buys his ponies when they are young, two to three years old,. and trains them himself. They must be able to accelerate klybut turn on a dime, and come to a stop with a st, eond's notice. Maybe they should he called sports cars instead of patrol cars. Cool, calm, and collected, are the key words when describing Snyder, the outrider. He has to be, knowing the responsibility he and his partner, Clyde Best, are trusted with. It is a special treat to the fans, if not to the horsemen, to see Webb and Clyde in action. They look so stately leading the post parade, but when a runner gets loose on the track, you see those two running at break-neck speed in order to save a horse from running his race before he gets to the starting gate or actually saving a life. The Spring Tennis League was served free time and tips by Tuscarora Racquet Club on Saturday, April 8th, from 8 till 12 midnight. About thirty-five women enjoyed playing tennis and consuming refreshments. Many thanks to Aubrey, Tuscarora's pro, for giving us this free night out. SINGLES Claudia Testa over Linda Spunich, 8-5; Ann Hilton over Dottle Gillwald, 8-1; Toni Er- chak over Grace Vitez, 8-2; Rachel Hayes over Wanda Perry, 8-3; Barb Benner over Barbara Hall, 8-4; Claudia Testa over Dottle Gillwald, 8-1; Barb Benner over Grace Vitez, 8-4; Rachel Hayes over Barbara Hall, 8-6; Linda Spunich over Toni Ercbak, 8-0. Carol Kable over Farley Whitley, 8-2; Clissy Funkhouser over Snowden Kisner, 8-3; Lucy Athey over Merge Fargo, 8-2; Pat Meeban over Pearl Perkins, 8-4; Bar-i bare Ramey over Marcia Mayberry, 9-7; Betty Hodgeson over Farley Whitley, 8-3; Carol Kable over Merge Fargo, 8-4; clissy Funkhouser over Pearl Perkins, 8-2; Barb Ramey over Pat Meehan, 8.6; Pat Dopson over Marcia Mayherry, 8-3; Carol Kable by forfeit from Lynn Umscheid; Clissy Funkhouser over Barb Ramey, 8-3; Pat Meehan over Pat Dopson, 9-8; Pat Dopson over Clissy Funkhouser, 9-7. Patsy Noland over Jerry Orser, 8-3; Gall Smallwood over Lane Schultz, 6- 2; Elaine Begeman over Betty Dickey, 8-4; Patsy Noland over Betty Dickey, 8-3; Gall Smallwood over Elaine Begeman, 8-1; Jerry Orser over Betty Dickey, 8-3; Gall Smallwood over Patsy Noland, 9-8; Elaine Begemand over Lane Sehultz, 8-1. DOUBLES Twila Carra-Judy McGehee over Biddy Smoot-Betty Dickey, 9-8. Peg Butler-Susan Skinner over Grace Vitez-Dot Caperton, 8-3; Nancy Pritchard-Gail Smallwood over June Huyett- Pat Dopson, 8-4; Barbara Strader-Lynn Umscheid over Pt Meehan-Bar,.psillas,, 8-5', Marge Sparks-Jean Romine over Pearl Perkins-Eleanor Manzuk, 8-I. Marge Sparks-Jean Romine-over Nancy Roth-Jean Doyle, 8-3. Barb Strader-Lynn Umscheid over Twila Carra- Judy McGehee,.8-5; Pearl Perkins-Eleanor Manzuk over Nancy Pritchard-Gail Smallwood, 8-6; Grace Vitez-Dot Caperton over Pat Meehan-Barb Psillas, 9-7; Patt Meehan-Bar Psillas over Barb Benner-Betty Dickey, 8-3; Pearl Perkins- Eleanor Manzuk over Juen Huyett-Pat Dopson,9-8; Peg Butler-Susan Skinner over Twila Carra-Judy" McGehee, 8-3. Marge Sparks-Jean Romine over Grace Vitez-Dot Caperton, 8-4. Barb Strader-Lynn Um- scheid over Nancy Pritchard- Gail Smailwood, 8-0. 'Peachie' Meadows Gives- Example of Consistency for Lady Rams' Softball Team physical education major. "I like sports. I've played second base since seventh grade and am at ease there. It seems to work out that I know what to do when I'm on base," Meadows said. She continued, "I think the best word to describe this team is desire. Everybody wants to win. Even though we are a young team we are working together well. Edwards Talks About Swim Team at Rotaqf Glenn Edwards, a resident of Jefferson County, was a guest of the Hagerstown Rotary Club at their dinner meeting held at the Airport Inn in Hagerstown on April 17. Edwards discussed the successful Hagerstown YMCA girls swim team for which he was coach for the past five winters. A veteran of the folded Jef- ferson County Women's Softball League, Dawn "Peachie" Meadows of Harpers Ferry, is an example of "consistency" for the Lady Rams Softball team, according to Coach Sherry Brown. Participating in track, basketball and softball at Jef- ferson High School, earning letters in two of the sports and being honored with the Best Free Throw Award in basketball and MVP in softball, the second baseman can always be counted on to "usually get on base," commented the coach. An example of this is her three for four hitting against Marshall University. With a .400 batting average and 13 RBI's, Meadows is a freshman physical education major who also displayed her athletic talents on the Lady Rams Basketball Team. She is a TROPHIES BY BILLER EVANS TROPHY CO. (Evans Market) RFD I Box 176T Charles Town, W. Va. 304-725-9642 NEAR THE BLOOMERY BRIDGE LARGE SELECTION IN STOCK April 274t Lea00qjre Begins Play Tuesday Halltown Field Action in the ten-team Slo- Pitch Jefferson County Softball League, will get underway Tuesday evening, May 2, on the Halltown diamond with four teams to do battle in the doubleheader attraction. The league is being sponsored again this season by the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Lions. The A & M. B. batsmen and Charles Tow n Jaycees will meet in the first game at 6:15 p.m., with the Kearneysville and Millville teams meeting in the second game at 7:15. Thursday evening, May 4, the Summit Point and Blue Ridge batsmen will meet in the first of two games at 6:15, with the Bakerton and Moose clubs meeting in the second game at 7:15. There will be a full afternoon of Slo-Pitch softball Sunday afternoon at the Halltown field, with five games on tap, the first at 1 p.m. between the Summit Point and Moose teams, then at 2 p.m. it will be the A & M. B. teams against Millville; at 3 p.m., the Harpers Ferry bat- smen will tangle with the Charles Town Jaycees; at 4 p.m. it will be Albert's against the Blue Ridgers and at 5 p.m. Kearneysville against Bakerton. League play will be staged each Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday af- ternoons. Junior Boys. Take Pair Of Matches. Last Week The Jefferson Junior boys]Kershner downed Johnson- tennis team won. two erucial]Lewandowski, 7-5, 6-2; and road matches against ex.[Kenny Cameron-Rudd Ramey perienced opponents this past [ won over Clark-Ho, 6-4, 7-6. week to raise their season record [ The Jefferson juniors also won to 4-0. I the J. V. match 2z to IX/2, as On Thursday, April 20, the juniors journeyed to St. James for a rematch with the "Saints." The juniors found themselves trailing their hosts in five of the six singles matches but rallied from behind to capture four of the singles and received an all important win from the number three doubles team of Doug Nicodemus and Rndd Ramey to win the match 5-4. In singles play number one David Ramsburg was down two match points but overcame Lopez 9-7; Monte Keiter downed Ragsdale 8-2; Craig Kershner recovered to heat Hoffman 8-5; Kerry Fries won the final point of "sudden death" to edge Ord- way, 9-8; Kelly ColbSft Ws  beaten by St. James' Winde 8.6; and David McDaniel lost to the Saints' Truitt 8-5. The juniors doubles team of Ramsburg- Kershner fell to Lopez- Ragsdale, 8-2; and Jefferson's Keiter-Fries lost to Hoffman- Ordway, 9-8, again on the last )oint of a tiebreaker. The local team of Doug Nicodemus-Rodd Ramey won their last three games to edge Winde- Arrowsmith, 8.6, in the deciding match. The juniors also won the J. V. match 2-1. Mike Smith defeated Whitesell, 8-6; Kenny Cameron- Scott Kelican defeated Mangan- Schenkel, 8-6; and Kenneth Tyler-Willie Piodeli dropped an ;-4 decision to the St. James pair of Whitesell-Fetter. Then on Saturday, April 22, the juniors traveled to beautiful Mercersburg Academy to tangle with the "Blue Devils." The iuniors captured an 8-1 win from their hosts. The singles play found David Ramsburg blanking Johnson, 6- 0, 6-0; Monte Keiter won over Lewandowski, 7-5, 6-3; Craig Kershner downed Ho, 6-1, 63; Kerry Fries defeated Clark, 6-4, 6-2; Mike Smith downed Ho, 6-4, 6-1; and Doug Nicodemus defeated Bailey, 6-1, 6-4. In the doubles Mercersburg's Baker- Bailey topped Ramsburg-Fries, 7-5, 6-1; the juniors Keither- Kelly Colbert topped' Van- derventer, 6-1, 6-7, 6-1; David McDaniel won over Dimario 7-5, 6-2; the Blue Devil team of Ho- Vanderventer, won over Willie Pindell-Kenneth Tyler, 8-1; and Chris Bush-Todd Rauch split sets of 6-3, with Dimario-Bailey. Other junior players who saw action in the preliminary matches were Tim Dunbar, Jay Krzcuik, Danny Mills, Rob Watson, Todd Kruger, David Dailey, Lannie Shreck, Mark Owens and Todd McCanuel. The junior boys will host Powbatan School of Boyce on April 28, at 3:30, and also host Highland School of Warrenton on May 2, at 3:30 in th.,next Cougars Eclipse Relay Marks Jefferson High's mile and shuttle hurdler relay teams made a shambles of records in Morgantown Saturday by establishing new marks in the prep division of the annual Mountaineer Relays. Andre Bailey, Carl Cooper, James Myers and Rick Newman, who comprise the Cougar shuttle hurdle relay team, nosed out Oak Glen with a time of 1:01.0, breaking the previous mark of 1:01.5 set just one year ago by Penn Hills, Pa. The mile relay team of Kevin Coulter, Myers, Newman and Warren Miller was clocked in the superb time of 3:32.5, eclipsing the old mark of 3:34.7 set by West Green, Pa. Also drawing attention was the Jefferson 880-relay team which finished third in the overall competition. Taking part were 12 high schools from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. 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