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Sp NEWS O R VIEWS T s SWISHER LEAVING -- Tom Swisher, s Undoubtedly one of the best defensive )Y football coaches at the former Charles ' igh School for several seasons, and head coach at Lowdown county High School n, is leaving the Leesburg, Va., School rning to his home town of Fairmont, W. elp look after his mother, who is, and has lOUsly ill for some time. Tom told us last had enjoyed his grid coaching tour at J County, but that it is imperative that he give his mother a helping hand. She just outside of Fairmont. Tom left Town High after a most successful Stint to go to Sistersville, W. Va. High to ball coach there. Swisher went there Flanagan, who was principal of Town High when Jefferson County :into the consolidated high school. went there as Superintendent of the School system. Tom stayed at High until last year when he came Way and took the head ftball coach County and embarked on a of re-building football at the Virginia said he was not sure at this time just be doing in Fairmont. He said he :on several school and coaching LOWERY IS TOPS -- In our opinion Jefferson High's baseball coach, is school baseball coach in the entire think one look at the Jefferson High since he took over six years ago, out this statement. Lowery's teams up the remarkable record of 110 as against only 37 defeats for a .743 winning record. And eight of his lye gone on to participate in baseball level. Lowery is, and has been, for real student of the game. He not only up to theminute on the rules of the the changes that are made from time takes advantage of, utilizes these the fullest ahd to the benefit of his in the past five years, Lowery has I baseballers all the way to the finals of only to have the one big r elude him and the Cougars. This to take his boys right into the rcle. And we certainly hope that he Wish him and the Cougars complete til the playoffs are concluded. NEW SMU AD -- Rtlss Potts, a Va., and assistant director University of Maryland for the was named last week as at Southern Methodist in Dallas, Texas. Potts will leave his at the end of May and assume his at SMU on June 1. A former sports Evening Star, Potts was of all advertising and promotions at l Post and he will face ge at SMU. While serving University of Maryland, he was doubling the school's attendance football and basketball and also alore media coverage of these and Athletic events with expansion from one station to 50, plus on every football and most tts, whose wife, formerly of and their three daughters are all to moving to Dallas. AT BOBCAT CAMP -- Once High's head basketball Coach will be a part of the coaching staff Basketball camp to be held Wesleyan College in June and will be one of several area who will assist Coach Gary fourth annual Bobcat camp. The held June 19-24 and the two from July 10-15 and July 17-22. A High players are expected as they have done in the past [Ty "-BASKETBALL SCHOOL -- Was made Monday by Meredith coach at Charles Town at he is once again planning to erson Community Basketball has staged at Charles Town past two years. Polen has lined special speakers for the wiU be held in three different different age groups. The first boys will get underway through the 16th, with the from June 19-23 and third SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE i 1 THURSDAY,.MAY 18, 1978 Cougar '9' Facing Regional Foe Here This Afternoon Cougars Eyelash Away ..... Three Teams Are Undefeated " , In Jefferson Little League From State Toumey , o After Secti00a!0000enoS TEAMtmericanLeague W L0 L/-]L"- t amen  F :mals  o 1 *,  \\; !!:!ii!:?ohnlii:hefHobgii! The Season Opens And It's ",Play Ball" ..... :.":,Braves 0 2 :  -[ Jefferson County Softball League got underway Three teams remain un- 4/ /%f ) Sunday, May 7, on the league diamond at the defeated in Jefferson's Little  .,!/'1 /:. newly constructed Leetown Park and of course, Baseball League after action  f.' -=,Ii. there was a brief pre-game season's opener endingon the wkofMay !3th. , ,,w., '' i:' (- on top ot tne American " , ," ' ' . ceremony with Q O Fleming, president of the ,,",,,/ " League standings are the Astros ' ..... ,,, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Cam- and Cards with identical 2 and 0 N N '"'""' mission, the governmental agency which played records, while a perfect 2-0 mark A CY ROTH the key role in the build'ng of the park and the is still being sported by the f r all an Yankees m the Natmnal Lea ue , diamond, shown throwing out the i st b d _ ' " g " Well, it s been quite a while I  I yelling for play to begin. M:gabes were scheded for since I last wrote this column for the Cougars clashed with Elkins ,,:.h,,.L..I to Yhis n ut nan to oe cnangea one reason or another. at Shenandoah Junction at 3 -,=-:',-"'- "I'L-- ..... LL---J. ll.q.....^ t ". Saturday, May 20th, First let me thank Barb p.m. for the right to go into the morougnuruub, IVlUU:00t00 becauseof bad weather. Hooper for doing such an ex- finals of Region 2 competition. COSTY CARAS The results of the ten games eellent job of filling in for me the Should Jefferson win, it would meet the winner of the Fairmont West and Bridgeport semi-final in Region 2 today at 2 p.m. at Shenandoah Junction. Jefferson gained the regional bracket last week when it trimmed Hampshire by a score of 8-3 on Wednesday, then came back for a game against Berkeley Springs that same afternoon and routed the Morgan Countians 104). Then, on Friday, the Cougars finished off the last of their sectional counterparts by rip- ping Keyser 5-2." In the Hampshire game, Jefferson was slightly lacklustre in its play but managed to couple four hits with five Hampshire errors, eight stolen bases, six walks and two hit batters to pull out the verdict. John Mahoney hurled the initial four frames for Jefferson and picked up the win, his sixth without a loss. Jay Mahoney pitched the fifth and sixth in- [tings and Sam Dillow closed out the game with the final three outs. Against Berkeley Springs, the Cougars spit out nine big hits led by Jeff Reynolds' solo four- bagger. Randy Rutherford picked up the win, a two-hit shutout, pushing his record to 7- 0. Jay Mahoney returned to the mound on Friday against Keyser and allowed only six hits and recorded four strikeouts on his way to victory. Jefferson collected a total of 11 hits in the contest, despite falling behind 2-0 in the opening frame. The first five Keyser batters reached base and could have had a few more than two runs had it not been for some good defensive baseball by the Cougars. In the third inning, Jefferson, with two out. scored three times on four consecutive hits by Dave Diehl, Reynolds, Tony Smith and Kevin Wilt. Smith's hit was the big one, drivifig in two runs to knot the score. In the sixth, Gary Carley singled, Dillow was hit by a pitch, Todd Magaha singled and Junior Grantham delivered a ,welcome double as the Cougars brought home the margin of victory. However, Kevin Wilt may have kept the scormg down somewhat, as far as Keyser was concerned, when he made a diving catch in the outfield in the fifth inning to save two runs defensively. For Coach John Lowery, the week must have been satisfying, bt he can now look forward to stiff competitiBmthe rest of the way. Lowery related the regional pairing possibilities for the state tournament on Monday, with Jefferson's Region already explained. In other regional action, Weirton was to play tough John Marshall, 23-1, or Wheeling Central for the right to meet Magnolia of New Martinsville or Spencer in the finals of Region I. In Region 3, five teams are still alive. In one semi-final, Oceana was to play Bridgeport while Nicholas County was to meet the winner of the Logan vs. Valley contest. Then in Regina 4, Herbert Hoover High was to meet defending state champion South Charleston in one semi4inal whileBarboursville and Hun- tingto were to meet in the other bracket. Lowery indicated that should the Cougars win the Regional, ,they would b the home team _ _ - _ _ Alan Blackford and Larry Wenner established themselves as superior "mud golfers" as they completed the 36 hole Jake Pugh Championship Cup tour- nament knotted at 137. Beth rounds were played in less than idea weather condition, in- termittent rain fell on Saturday while Sunday's wrap-up round was contested in a steady downpour. An 18-hole playoff date will be set up at a later date. Blackford playing with a 20 handicap posted an opening day net round of 72 and was superb as he splashed through the second day's play with a net 65 for his 137. Wenner's best round came on Saturday, posting a net 66 and followed up with a 71. He carries a 19 handicap. Twenty-two of the starters, which numbered 46 on Saturday, withdrew from the second round because of the heavy rain. Don Clendening with a 73-65- 138 took second place honors, Grant Cadwallader 69-70-139 finished third with Tim Brinkley's 68-78-140 rounded out the top five. Complete scores: Alan Blackford 72-65-137: Larry Wenner 66-71-137; Don Clendening 73-65-138', Grant Cadwallader 69-70-139: Tim Brinkley 68-78-140: Harry Black- ford 77-82-159: Jim Blackford 83- 97-180; John Rutherford 72-74- 146; Austin Myatt 77-80-1571 Charles Clendening 77-73-150: Wayne DiAngelo 70-73-143: Larry Ambrose 66-76-142. Keith Kave 70-75-146: Steve Anderson 73-77-150: Cliff Peacher 76-76-1521 Marty Black- ford 71-71-155; Ray Blackford 78- 93-171: Del Brady 78-78-156: John Simons 72-74-146; Jay Stricider 72-73-145: Ken Willingham 72-74- 146; William Merriman 77-84- 161; Ernie Nuse 81-88-169, Hamp Staubs 75-70-145: First round scores were turned in by the following, all withdrawing: Dennis Kirk 77; Costy Caras 72, Low Tiano 76; Phil Bnggs 72; Sc,otty Prain 78: John Dully 78; Benny Dorsey 82; Kent Shock 89; Jim Jennison 77; Gene Myers 76; Oscar Wilt 78; Bill Kave 81; Carl Merchant 81; Russell Miller 74: Dick Fulcher 76; Harry Dorsey 73; Charles Iohnson 7g: Frank Cole 74: Jerry Ripple 80; Dave Jennison 79; John Strider 82, and Joe Groves 74. Tournament chairman Johnny Props reports that the Sleepy Hollow squad set to take on the Frederick V.F.W. golfers at Frederick this Sunday has been completed, with applications for the 40 spots overscribed. The annual nine-hole Kable Oil Classic is set for its renewal on Tuesday, June 6. The yearly meeting of the Lions-Kiwanis We Stock Safety Shoes Unbeaten In Fast-Pitch FAST,PITCH LEAGUE STANDING OF TEAMS -TEAMS W L Thoroughbreds 2 0 Moose Club 2 0 Discount Car Brokers I 1 Turf Club 1 1 Top Brass 0 1 Tyeryards 0 1 AM Vets 0 2 GAMES ON TAP May 20 -- Top Brass vs. AM Vets Post No. 5 at 2:30 p.m.; Tyeryards vs. Thoroughbreds at 4 p.m.; and Moose Club vs. Turf affair is sponsored by Charlie Printz, major-domo of the Kable Oil Co, Entries are being accepted for the Florida Scramble set for Sunday,' May 28. Interested members should sign in at the course. Regional Net Action Today Jefferson High's girls and boys tennis teams, looking for victories in the Class AAA. Region 2, tennis tournament in Morgantown. were forced to wait two extra days this week because of the weather. The net teams were scheduled to see final round regional action this past Tuesday, but all matches had to be rescheduled for today in Morgantown beginning at 2:30 p.m. Going into the final day's action. Jefferson held a slim 20- 19 lead in the boys division, while the girls were knotted in score, 18-18. with Morgantown. - --_ _. _ _ . . - TENNIS STROKES BY BIDDY SMOOT The rain has certainly been the most dominant factor on the tennis courts for the past few weeks. But most people have been very good about making up games when they possibly could, Turn To Page 12 FIT FOR FI00RM "WE HA VE YOUR SIZE" SOUTHERN STATES CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Club at 5:30 p.m. These are games that were to have been played Sunday, May 14. May 21 -- There will be three games, the first at 1 p.m., the second at 2:30 and the third at 4 p.m. Action in the Jefferson County Fast-Pitch Softball League was limited somewhat the past week due to the inclement weather and as a result, only three games were played the entire week. The action which was to have taken place Monday, May 8, between the Top Brass and Tyeryards, had to he postponed. Tuesday, May I0, the Thoroughbreds chalked up their second consecutive victory without a defeat downing the Turf Club by a close 64 score. Gary "Longerbeam got the victory for the Thoroughbreds. Wednesday, May 11 -- the Moose Club also chalked up their second consecutive victory without defeat, downing the AM Vets Post No. 5 by a 5-3 score with Frank Simons the winning pitcher. Thursday, May 12 -- the Discount Car Brokers evened their record at 1-1 with a 4-2 victory over the Tyeryards. Don Lanham was the winning pit- cher. played to date are as follows: May 8: Cards over Dodgers, 13-9. May 8: Astros over Indians, 6- 1. May 8: Cubs over Giants, 6-3, May 9: Yankees over Braves 14-0. May 10: Cards over Twins, 16- 3. May 10: Mets over Dodgers, 16-13. May 11 : Yankees over Cubs, 5- 4. May 11: Astros over Giants 13-7. May 12: Indians over Braves 14-10. May 13: Mets over Twins, 4-3 Fire Co. Auxiliary Bake Sale May 27 The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Independent Fire Company of Charles Town are sponsoring a bake sale on May 27. It will be held in front of Stuck and Algers starting at 9 a.m. until all goods are sold. The bake sale will feature country ham sandwiches and baked goods. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods should contact Barbara J, Beggarly at 725-5419 or Coleen Warriner at 725-4080 after 6 p.m. week I was so busy with wed- cling. On May 4th the rains came and washed out Ladies Day except for one hardy foursome of Charlotte Gano, Ina Merchant, Ginny Nutzman and Peggy McCuUen. They did play nine and got thoroughly soaked. The tournament of the day for Ladies Day on May 11th was a Most 5's match with full han- dicap. Helen Wright and Lucille Robertson tied with nine net 5's and Lucille Robertson won the toss of the coin to make her the winner. Martha Smith won the ball for low putts, taking just 31 putts for 18 holes. I understand that Barb Hooper was giving Lucille Robertson advice in her .club selection. Lucille, taking Barb's advice, used her wedge and proceeded to come up short and knock her ball into the pond Keep on giving the Champ advice, Barb!!!! In the foursome of Charlotte Gano and Edna Clendening versus Lucille Robertson and Barb Hooper I understand the reason the team of Gano and Clendening got trounced was because Charlotte's cart back- firing made her too jumpy to concentrate. Ruby Propst tells us Peggy McCullen's game is showing a lot of improvement. The Jake Pugh Cup Tour- Turn To Page 12 / / / / / BELl'S \\; \\; \\; \\; ;ATURDAY SAVE ON OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF SUITS AND SPORTCOATS. 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