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ON JEFVER0N ADVOCATE SECTION B---SPORTS PAGE THUI SI)AY, APRIl, :10, 1959 : i!/ VIEWS BY MAX BROWN WILL BE MORE ACTIVITY in good old town and Jefferson County, sports-wise lhis ! td, than John Q; I, an could, ever" expect to find rth0f the late P. 1. Barnum s three-ring circuses. LLae dedieati(m of new and I)eautil'ul Shenandoah trace track friday night, the opening of the hase. J at (harles lowns spacious Lag'ion I ark and | s in the newly or ,.,'anized Tri-(ounty League rt the sports-minded boys will really I)e kept ove in order h) gel a glimpse of all the action. MANAGER WOODY WAI/rERS o'ive the nod, this could be the baLting order for tim Town Legion in the big curtaln-raiser here on Jerry Stewart, the newcomer to the ball club leading off and playing second base. tie is ad hitter. 'Wimpy' Zombro, will be in right second in the lineup. Then, another new the ball club, and a welcome addition is he, looks like the starting shortstop and should three spot. Chalky Hopldns, back with Town club after several year: , will be in and bat in the clean-uo position or fom'th Pd HARPERS FERRY HIGH BATSMEN WIN THIRD IN ROW AFTED LOSS TO CHARLES TOWN IN OPENER; MEE[ PANTHERS AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON After getting off to a bad start in their opening game with the unbeaten Charles Town High Panthers, the Harpers Ferry High batsmen have settled down a~d registered victories in their last three games to move right back into the thick of the sectional baseball title race. And this afternoon at Harpers Ferry the Tigers will be hoping to even the series with Charles Town and also move even with the Panthers in the sectional seasonal battle. Harpers Ferry holds victories over Martinsburg, Shepherdstown and Hedgesville. Members of the team as shown above are. first row, left to right:--George Kidwiler. Bill Hoak, Gary lden, Eddie Moler, Wayne Jamison, Leo Shreck. Richard Bussard, Harrison Lanham, Ernie Webb, Herbert Withers. Second row, left to right: --Coach Guy Tucker, George Hough. Franklin Kidwiler, James Caniford, Daniel Hetzell. Tommy Manuel, Steve 'Wilt, Brent Davidson, David Jenkins, Gary Viands. Donald Davidson and Manager Jack Sperry. (Photo By Tim Sinn) The veteran ,Jim Moehler will start at and bat fifth. Larry Bolyard, who played m last vear, has been moved over to left field hit in the number six slot. Ray Jamison, 1 third base and bat seventh. Another new- l year will be the starting catcher and he is = :Ps. tie will bat eighth in the order and on (and you can put this down as definite) will I I ran C ilbert Miller who wilt hit in the ninthj '. Now we have ah'eady pointed out in the very I of this item, that this lineup is very definitely I Baseballs will literally fil'l the lerton boys will be playing nest to "0 a - " - - mr a s the Berkeley Place Yanks of Mar :: change by the manager of the ball club, I' round Berkeley and Jeffer on[ . 1,.-,. " Gas this is the county Sunday as ~the six-teamII tin4~urg~her ,action wil'l be taking Calters But any way, until he d , w ll . _ m the Le jon to tneak f om the post hme h ...... 19 .... e-i......... io'-I ~00k f o-" - . Tin-County baseball league " . ~place on the Gerrardstown dm ~t ~ve z~ o~ t,r, .-s u=y ac~ . m ' r s w s 2"~n .......... , , -- I end wrth the Ger ard to, n boy" . Ion mree alneren alamonos rwot I ' ~h s ...... of the battles will be .taking'place P a tL, P _ [in Jefferson C~'un~,, on~ "-ne in [ Ruuc.~ ~,x,~,= u. ,~,,=.,~ ~t,~., aNDOAH DOWNS OFFICIALS ,reported this ]Berkeley County. ~" '~ " " Ile~g~,,e pre~de~'v:a~oenallwofrkithe !hat all tables in the cluh house have been sold I. Baseballfans in the Rip.pen" sea ]ou~t~'for the,p'~'~ast'~wo weeks in pre~- ) for opening night on Friday--and there are 'nLJen ersn co umy w211 uvelParation for their openers... ;w t e, ~ ., ,. . ~ . ., ,. . .. t~,,~-,~,,,, ~-~,,,,, -,s,*~ ,- ~**=,* t A numoer oi ~ne league ~eams /. ,eft for Ine Dig ~atulaay mgn[ plogtam.., ownbackyard as the Rippon team ]have gone all out for tills season ~.._ - ..... ] wi!! be opening .their %ri-county [ even to t:he extent of ~)urchasing OF THE WASHINGTON F. B. I. ball club acu =n .on .~thmr ~nome .field, .with [ brand new uniforms 'and .they will r, ......... ~5ne t~alnesDol'o va.)nine as tne]r t be showin" 'them off for the first mu Uarroll, a ~ormer Georgetown University ]guests at 2.30 p .... m DST ]timc ..... ou .... '~'y. " ', and who also has had two years of pro base- Then in another section of Jeff [ League action will take olace his belt with the Cincinnati Reds, says his [arson County-Bakerton, t he Bak-leach Sunday, Doyle said. eup will definitely look like this here Sunday: [ : ':T man of Gonzaga High School and Georgetown will be in centerfield and lead off;:: Phil-- Will St. Louis University will be in centerfield and /~fter getting off ~o a bad start eainst .;the Charles Town :High Pan,thers in their opening game, Coach Guy Tucker's Harpers Ferry High baseballers have now rOlled to .three consecutive victor- ies and are right back in .the thick of ,ttci0ehesnalV theplay, rgamgn of t:he sectional :title race. The Tigers scored .t'heir first victory Tuesday, April 21 in Shell herds~own by a 13-3 score .against the Shepherdstown High Cardin- als. In this game moved into:a quick 4-1 first period lead and stayed in front all the way. Five 'hi,is off the offerings of Knott, Shepherds town ~pushred over these four runs. In the t~hird frame Harpers :Perry scored three more runs, even ,though they colleoted one hi~t. Then another run came in .the fourth frame on 'two ,hits and while ,they didn't 'need ~chem the Tigers really rolled In %he top of the seventh frame for five rums. Hough and G. Kldwetl were the big guns in this game with each collecting hree hits in four trips to the plate. Thursday afternoon Tommy 'Manuel's long triple drove in the for t'he TigvrHeamshdlcmfwhrrh deciding run in the fourth frame for the Tigers. Ten errors, leading to every run in 'he contest, marred play as botch teams took turns at blowing leads. Ronhie Hovermale was the star~ er for the Martinsburg Bulldbgs but left the scene in :favor of workhorse Jim Feltner of.tar deal ing out passes to ,the first ~two Per rian hi,tiers. Iron,lc~lly, It was Hovermale's great gpab of Wayne Jamison's long smash in right center that staved off Harpers Ferry's scot- Ing threat in the opening frame.' Jamison held ,Martinsburg 'hit- less ~t~hrough the 'first taro innings but Buddy Lloyd broke the Per- rian hurler's mastery wl~h an in. :field ChOl~per in the ~l~hird. A ,two out single by Phil Keller set the stage ,for two unearned runs when the l%rrians threw wildly on Gene; Miller's bouncer. Coach Guy Tucker's club boun- ced back in t~he bet, tom of :the ~rame ,to grab ,the lead ,at 3-2. A wild ,toss on Iden's ground ,baH op ened ~he rally and Eddie ~vloler drew a base on balls wi,th ~wo away. Hough's looper into s,hort left .sent Iden racing home and moments later ,two more runs den ted r.the plate when .the Bulldogs ,misplayed Kidwiler's easy boun- cer. The l~errians handed Martins- burg ~a !tying run in .the fourth as Feltner drew a~ life on 4VIan- uers boot.. With one away, Ron- nie Hovermale's high fly .to right was dropped by Frank Kidwiler but ,the Ferrian outfielder quickly recovered to Vhr0w out Peltner at the ~plate on a perfect ,toss to Mol- er. Anot'her throwing erorr on Hey ermale'e ~t~empted steal of third allowed the Martinsburg runner to continue around the sacks to knot ,the tilt at 3-all. .Manuel broke up .the contest in the fifth :when af:ter an error and force ,play, he sent a screaming smash to deep left for three bases and. Kldwiler raced home .with the winning run. Manuel was later cut down on an attempted squeeze on a fine play by ,thirdsacker Lloyd.. Bill Honk and Manuel twirled ,the final two innings for ,the Fer- finns, holdlrtg Martinsburg hitless. Friday af.ternoon .the Tigers crushed. ~he Hedgesville High Eag les on the Hedgesville field by a 14-3 score. George Hough, with eight hits in ,the .three games egain led Har- ,pers Ferry three singles in .four at bats-good for .five R~I's. Coach Guy Tucker's club aided by ~lve HedgesviHe bobbles in the first Vhree innings, jumped off to a 1-0 lead, Houg,h's basehit plat- ed a singleton in the opening fra~ne and Gary Iden, ,Hough and Dinnie Hetzel all smacked two- run blows in the second when the Ferrians ~aaraded 10 batters to .the plate "in six-run rally. Iden, Brent Davldson and 'Man uel each welshed in with two hits apiece. Hedg~svil'le managed but five safeties off the tosses of Manuel and Bill Hoak in dropping its .tb, ird in a row. Bobby Sperow stole ~he spot- light for the Eagles by stroking a raighty :two bagger high off .the rightfleld barrier in a two-run six- th fvatne and later adding a sin- ~le. Gary Johnson rammed a long two base shot off the Trill in ri$ht cen,ter in the third to set the stage for Hedgesville's first tally. Ooldwater favors Nlxon for nora inatlon in 1960. in the order. The big man, hitting in the third John Legros who will be in leftfield. Legros hitter with a neat .420 average in the Indus- last year and he is a former Fort Worth, All Star outfielder. He has had four ball with the BrooMyn Dodgers. John Buck- shortstop will bat in the number four Position and is from Merriville College, in The first baseman will be tim big Notre All American Jim Gillis. He will hit num- To 2-B Turn To 2-B LARGE PARKING AREA 9 RACES NIGHTLY the Glamorous Clubhouse Dining. Room FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL CHARLES TOWN 1000 BRIOHTEST TRACK IN AMERICA Ja, T ackme Triu ph Aga" me, r n m in In Own Iv et; Previously Unb aten Charles Town High Finishes Fou[th abheeSt't/2mm?o2~d~?:wtr~ck 1 ;tol;r~sg alr~ i~nh~h?prd:e:au~lthhelrle vi.tational track and field meet for t Nickie Palumbo soared 10 feet 6 the third consecutive year Satur-I~inches to finish in a four-way day afternoon on Norris field at[deadlock for fh'st place. St. James when they rolled up a [ Paul Coffman was the Panthers total of 59'.~ points to beat out]leading scorer wi,th eight points on Frederick, Md. 'High, the second Ithird place efforts in .the low and place team and five or:her area lhigh hurdles and a tie for third high school teams. ]in the high~,l jump. Milt Cooper fin Frederick High was a surprise [ished a close second in the highs second place finisher with 45'2 [and also took fifth place in the i points; South Hagerstown (Md.) [broad jump for five points. High finished third with 29,'follow I The results' !ed by Charles Town High's track ISh t ~" ?~" " ...... ' . . o p tb-xoung ~o ~a zeet 3 t men who have flmshed second ~n [ ......... " ".-:" ,. " ' l/lO inches" ~v~ar~oe ~" ~ayman the meet for the past :two years, I ....... ":......." "' .. ' ~" miner HI. ~,UJllvan NI wi,t'h 24~,h North Hagerstown fin-[ "' ' .... ished fiit,h with 21!, 2 po'ints, Mar-I. D cus-Layman, F' 138 feet, 3 , in rteurer M Young 15J Ma! tinsburg had 18 and Berkeley]. , .; , .; "- Springs two " i Koe, F.; Palumbo, CT. St. James, led by t'heir most High jump-Potts, S J, 5 ft. 7 in.; versatile .trackmen-Dewey Potts Carter, SH; Wakenight and Croft and their sprint star Jay Stein, NH and Coffman, CT tie for third. grabbe~.: eight first place awards ] Pole,Vault-Ridenour, NH; Steele afid~ fled for ~.nother, tlig~pole 18J; Pglumbo, CT and Meehan, F. vault, tie for first) 10 feet 6 in.; Sch- Potts was once ,again the meet's top scorer, finishing first in four events and second in the javelin to compile a total of 24 points, or nearly half of the St. James total. Pelts won the broad jump, high jump and both hurdle events, vChile Stein sped home first in the 100 and 220-yard dashes. Only one new record was set in t~he meet, .with Larry Layman of Frederick High setting it in ,the discus with a heave of 138 feet, ,three inches. The record was 136 feet, ten inches. Snyder of Martinsburg turned in the finest race of his career in the mile run putting on a sensat- ional late "k~ck" to win the gruel- ing event in the fine time of 4:54. The MHS grid star came back in the 880-yard rur~ with another fine third p}ace performance to lead the locals wit)h eight pcdnts. It took a record throw by Fred erick's Layman to beat out Reuter of ,Martinsburg in the discus. 'l~he lanky wield specialist tossed the discus 131 feet 9!/2 inches the best throw of his schoolboy career, but was beaten, out by Layman who uncorked a 138 foot 3 inch toss that snapped ,the old mark of 136 feet 10 inches set by Doyen,port of St. James in '54. Charles Town's previously nn- beaten thinclads, with only six olayers contributing points were leigh, SH. Mile Run-Snyder M, 4:54.0; Hutzell, SH; Hoffman, NH; Miller, iv; White CT. 440 yard Dash (first section)- Haeberle, S J, 53.5; Davis, F.; Bak er, SH; Ranalli, CT. 440 yard dash (second section) Chamberlin, F, 54.3; ,Megregriwn, S J; Gutekunst, M. 100 yard dash-Jay Stein, S J. 10. 5; Stoner, NH; Monroe, SH; Bar- tgis. P; Bartlett. SJ. 220 yd. Dash-Jay Stein, SJ, 23. 9: Monroe, SH; H~ggenbotham, P; Pranzinger, M.; Bax.tlett, SJ. 120 yd. High Hurdles-Potts, SJ; 15.7; Cooper, CT; Coffrman, CT; Haeberle, S J; Burns, F. 180-yd. Low Hurdles-Potts, S J, 21.7; Johnson, SH; Coffman, CT; Spencer, SJ; Glaize, CT. 880 yard Run-Stickel, F., 2:06.8; Brenneman, F; Snyder, M., Hen- derson, BS; Knetche, SJ. Javelin-Ridenour, NH, 154 ft. 3 in. Pdtts, SJ; Wisher, F; Harsh- man, SH; Heard, F. Broad Jump-Po,tts, SJ, 19 feet 9~,'it in.; Jeskie, SH; Glaize, CT; Neely, NH; Cooper, CT. Mile Relay-Frederick (tMeehan, Plautt, Chamberlin, Davis), 3:34. 5; Sottth High (Spies, Strock, Hal gett, Baker); North High (Houl't, Potterff, George, Stoner); St. James (Boyd, Powers, M. King, Lucas). Pair Of Victories Coach .Cletus Lowe's Shepherd College batsmen c:h, alked up ,their fourth and fifth victories Thurs- day and Saturday afternoon, one .on Pairfax field, by beating Ship- pensburg State College 15-12 Thur sday afternoon in a free-sl~gging bat, tie and the Frostburg State Teachers College Saturday after- noon in a close 6-5 decision. Trailing by a 9-1 margin as they came to bat in :the fourth frame of the battle with Shippens burg, t~he Ram ba~bters ,broke loose a barrage of six base hi,ts, including a pair of singles by Dick Knode and doubles by Ron nie Smallwood and Bill Clatter- buck, ,to score 12 runs and t~ake the lead. The .Rams then Were able to withstand a late Shippens- b~rg rally. Stipa's home run and doubles by Linn and Preeland had vaulted Shippensburg into an early lead. The l%ams wrapped up their thix~d stra,ight win in ~he eighth after the Pennsy tossers had whit- tled down their lead to 13-12. Sin gles by Knode, Bruce Phillips and Haz'tan Holt, plus "Bootsey' Leon- ard's sacrifice fly, sent a pair of vital runs across the platte for Shepherd. Knode, Leonard and Clat, ter- buck, the 1,attar with a pair of two baggers ~c,h pounded out three safeties to pace Shepherd's 18-hit assault. in the ba~ttle with Frost~burg Saturday on the Marylander's home field Coal~h Cletus Lowe's club ran ~p a 6-1 lead in the first six frames rby bunching seven of their eight hits. It was the second victory of the season for Shep- herd over Frostburg. Two singles apiece by Ronnie SmallWood and "Bootsey", Leon- ard, plus a Bruce Phillips tAvo-bag ger, sparked the Rams ,to their early lead. , P011,te lles often begin wltn "1 have nothing to wear." Big Pre-Game Opening Festiviti Set For 2:15 With Fla Raising; Other Special Events Set For Day keen student of the game, some twen, ty candidates have been work ing ou,t regularly at Legion Park and from all early indications the team gives promise of being one of i the bes,t hitting ball clubs to re- present the local Post in several years. The big bats of Chalky Hopkins and Day Doyle ,have been It's "Batter Up and Play Ball" again for the Charles Town American Legion baseball clut), h)n one