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1 2 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE Thursday, May 18, 2000 By Bob Madison at the school, convincing them that what he was enthusiastic about Enthusiasm has always ranked could also be a sport they could also just behind courage as the most- become enamored with . . . and sought attribute an individual or maybe even become accomplished coach brings to his sport, at. Rippon resident Mike Smith The 1998-99 school year saw the doesn't take second place to any- Eagles climb on to the mats. And body when it comes to bringing en- climb into district contention in thusiasm to either the wrestling several weight classes--- even in arenas or baseball field at Clarke their first season. County High where he coaches.Smith's team came to the Smith graduated from Jefferson Jefferson Invitational. High where he was both a wrestler Not only was it a beginning, but and a tennis player, there was an unforeseen success After a stint in the Marine rate among several first-time Corps, he returned to this area. Eagle wrestlers. Even though he doesn't teach at There were three Clarke County Clarke County, he works in Vir- team members reach the Virginia ginia and several years ago began Class AA state wrestling tourna- helping Shepherdstown resident ment. and Eagles' baseball coach Chris The 1999-2000 season saw Parker with that sport. Clarke County send even more Two winters ago, Smith brought Eagles to the state wrestling tour- wrestling to the school, nament. There had been no wrestling in In two years, Clarke County had the county, either in the middle gone from not even having a dream school at Johnson C. Williams or of starting any new athletic pro- any elementary schools, gram to sending seven of its newly- There were no youth leagues, competent wrestlers off to Salem No wrestling, and the state tournament. But Smith doesn't seem to mind Smith was the crewcut architect working toward what he sees as a of the whole thing. reachable goal. For his time, efforts, and effec- He has helped raise communitytiveness Smith was named the dollars for the baseball team. Just Wrestling Coach of the Year for give him a name or a business that this past season by the Northern might be willing to donate some Virginia Daily newspaper. money, and Smith is banging on Enthusiasm and a willingness their door. to do those somethings extra that He isn't bashful. Or intimidated others will only give lip service to by a task that takes time, persis- has led Smith and the Eagles to ac- tence, patience, or leg work.' complishments few other infant No wrestling team? No youth programs have seen. program? No schedule or much of The old saying "Give me some- anything except an idea? body to do the job who is already No problem, the busiest person you know" has Smith set out to get the Clarke again been visited. County athletes then get all the Smith will not be outdone by other parts of a high school wres- anybody more enthusiastic be- tling puzzle, cause there isn't anyone in coach- He recruited likely candidates ing who is more enthusiastic. .: : :, Ellen Brosh The state tennis tournament for both boys and girls gets underway this morning at 8 a.m. at Coonskin Park in Charleston. The tournament is slated to run all day until 8 p.m. and then pick up again tomorrow and Friday. Class AAA tennis has four re- gions, all of which were contested last week. Both Jefferson teams were re- Jefferson bounced Hedgesville out of the girl's softball sectional tournament with a 9-7 win over the Lady Eagles on Wednesday. The Lady Cougars totaled 13 hits in all in winning their way into the finals against unbeaten Martinsburg. The game was tied 2-2 after one inning and 4-4 after two innings. When Hedgesville again scored twice in the third, Jefferson trumped that run total with,five of its own. Singles by Amy Edwards, Kristen Nicewarner, Lauren Ballenger, and Rachel Nichols got the Lady Cougars a run in the first. Angie Magaha brought in the second run with a sacrifice fly. Erica McGraw and Lani Hartlove reached safely to trigger the two-run second. Both eventu- ally scored on wild pitches. In the decisive five-run third in- ning Magaha, McGraw, Hartlove, Edwards, and Ballenger all pro- duced hits and all except Hartlove Shelly Hockman (above) got the win in a 9-7 vic- tory over Hedgesville. The Lady Cougars got their last swings in a loss to Martinsburg. Mike Smith started a wrestling program at Clarke County. 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Citizens Congratulations to the Rowdys for winning last haiti Team W L Rowdys 47 25 Barkers Markers 44.3 27.5 Bee Goes 44.6 27.6 Family 45.5 26.5 Try N Hard 43 29 Pinbustere 42 30 4 Oldies 42 30 Hits & Mis,~'~s 41.6 32.6 Unpred/etsbles 41.5 32.6 Easy Four 39 33 King Pins 38 34 Brand-][ 35 37 Check Please 31 41 Pea Woes 31 41 SmoothJu 28 44 Clippers 27.3 44.5 Keglers 27.5 44.6 Shrimps 27.5 44.6 Locuats 23 49 High Average Men: Ken Wilt, 179. High Average Women: Mary Breckett, 157. High Gsme Men: Paul Ring, 223; Don Robinson, 22L High Game Women: Joyce MeCsrty, 206. High Scriu ~ Harry Barfer, Ed Wheeler, 528. High Scries Woman: Jeyce McCarty, 549. High Series Team w/Handicap: Brand-X, 2268. Shepherd will be the site of the" Wayne Riser "Ram" Baseball Camp from June 12-15. The camp will be held at Fairfax Field on the Shep- herd campus. Camp hours on Mon- day through Thursday will be 9 a.m.-to-12 noon Should any day be rained out, a make-up day will be held on Friday, June 1. The cost is $75 per camper and the camp is for ages 8-12. The cost includes instruction, insurance, and t-shirt. Contact Coach Riser at (304) 876-5472 or write to: Wayne Riser, Baseball Office, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 for an application or further information. BOY'S BASKETBALL Shepherd will host two boy's basketball camps this summer. The first camp is for ages 7-12 and will take place from July 10-13 from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the Butcher Cen- ter. The cost is $85. The second session is for ages 13-18 and will take place from July 17-20 from 8 a.m.-12 noon. The cost is $95. For more information or an application, call coach Denny Alexander at (304) 876-5264. SHEPHERD CAMPS The Shepherd College Girl's Basketball Camp will be held at the Butcher Center from June 19- 23. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This camp is open to girls in grades 2-through- 12. The cost is $90. Shepherd also hosts the Nike Girl's Basketball Camp from July 23-27. This is an overnight camp for girls ages 8-through-17. For a free brochure or more in- formation, contact Shepherd coach Betsy Blose at (304) 876-5170. MICHELLE VAN HORN RUNNING AT V.P.I. Michelle Van Horn, a former distance runner at Jefferson High, will compete in the ivy-covered and prestigious IC4A track meet this weekend at Princeton University in New Jersey. Van Horn will be a member of a Virginia Tech 4x800-meter relay team that qualified for this meet by finishing seventh in the Penn Re- lays in Philadelphia. Van Horn's splits in her 800- meters of the 4x800 have been around the 2:15 mark. She ran a 2:16 in the open 800-meters in a meet at James Madison last Satur- day. The IC4A is a qualifying meet for the NCAA Track and Field Meet. Should Van Horn's relay unit reach a set time standard, it would qualify for the NCAA Meet regasrdless of where it finished. Bryan Jones gion champions, the boys for the 20th straight season and the girls for the 18th time in the past 20 sea- sons. In the last 14 seasons, George Washington of Charleston has won scored a run. Jefferson pitcher Shelly Hockman held Hedgesville to only one run over the last four innings. Ballenger had three hits, all singles, as Jefferson won for the sixth time this season. Two would-be base stealers were thrown out at second by catcher Tara Ashley as Hedgesville tried to make a comeback. Against Martinsburg the next night, the Cougars fell, 11-1, and were eliminated from the post sea- son. Martinsburg s Tabi Merceruio struck out 15 Jefferson batters and lost her shutout in the Jefferson first when Sheila Palmer singled and scored the Lady Cougars' only run of the evening. Martinsburg had leads of 3-1, then 6-1 after two innings, and 8-1 after j ust three innings. Merceruio allowed only four hits and walked two in sending the Lady Bulldogs into regional tour- nament play. IMANI FOUNDATION The Imani Foundation, a non- profit organization affiliated with Destiny Church in Martinsburg, is sponsoring its first golf tourna- ment on June 23 at 7:45 a.m. at the Locust Hill Golf Course outside of Charles Town. The tournament format will be a shotgun start with prizes awarded for a hole in one and the top four teams. The cost per golfer is $65 and the entry fee will include a conti- nental breakfast, greens fees, golf cart, and lunch. To register or get more informa- tion about sponsorship packages call 267-4489. Imani is a non-profit social ser- vice organization that serves the tri-state area. seven boys state championship and seven girls state championships. George Washington won both the boys and girls titles in 1999. Jefferson is sending a full con- tingent of boys' state qualifiers from the region meet held last Monday and Tuesday in Morgantown John Egnor (No. 1), Bryan Jones (No. 2), Parker Kohlhepp (No. 3), and Mike Nau (No. 4) are the four singles qualifiers from a regional where Jefferson overwhelmed the field, including runnerup Morgantown. Jones, Kohlhepp, and Nau were respective winners in their brack- ets, while Egnor was the runnerup in No. 1 singles to Brian Clarke of Hedgesville. The top four regional finishers in No. 1 singles qualify for the state tournament. Jefferson's three doubles teams all will be in Charleston. Egnor/Jones at No. 2 doubles, and Neil Bradley/Casey Vogler at No. 3 doubles were also regional winners, while Kohlhepp/Nau at No. 1 doubles finished second to Keyser and qualified. The Lady Cougar had three re- gional winners in singles play. Holly Egnor (No. (No. 2), and Erin Lynch captured finals Morgantown. Ashley 3) was beaten in the but still qualified Two of the three won their way into the i nament. Egnor/Brosh at No. No. 3 pairing fer Kastle were re ons. The No. failed to qualify. Capital, a contender in tennis seated George Region IV title gars finished a close on the girrs side. George Washingtoa two boys in the sin tion, while Capital Cabell Midland, and Huntington strongest contenders two Charleston schools side. But nobody has ers than does Jefferson. Capital has seven the boys' side, the Jefferson, which will niors than anybody. Angle Magaha (right) an infield chopper. and Shelia Palmer can by Nancy Roth .Well, we are finally having some nice golf weather. However, I think we just skipped over spring from winter to hot and humid summer. Not complaining but didn't it get hot suddenly? Thanks to a bout with bronchi- tis, I wasn't able to play golf any of the month of April. From the re- sults on the chart hanging on the wall at the locker room a lot of la- dies did play. First, let me welcome the new members playing on Ladies' Day. Lanette Byers, after taking lessons from Jake Pugh, has joined our group. Mary Lu Prescott, a veteran of the game, is now playing in our group. Welcome to both of you. During the month of April for Ladies' Day they just had putting competitions. For Ladies' Day on May 4, they played Throw Out the Four Worst Holes. The winner was Lanette Byers (watch out for that name all season). Byers had a phenomenal score of net 40 after deducting her handicap and her four worst holes. Vilma Hancock was runner-up with a net 50. Mary Ann Hammann (Ladies' Day chairper- son for May) was the low putter with 30 putts. Pretty good putting this early in the year. On May 11 for played a Most contest. Fran place honors with Sager, Susanne Dant for~ The low 33 putts in 18 holes. Dot Sager Susanne George 13 and Pauline same on N o. 8. The Jake Pu been rescheduled Hopefully, we will days in a row. If you up for it there is still The rest the year will be: The ber on June 8-9; in the President's 6th and 7th; Club Championship ! the 3rd; and on have our Senior sure to get your name you don't get left out. The Ladies' tends condolences on the death of her Ferrel. Our prayers and her family. CHARLES TOWN JR.HIGH TOURNAMENT IN JUNE Charles Town Junior High School will be holding a scramble golf tournament on Monday, June 12 at Locust Hill Golf Course. Signs with the names of spon- sors will be placed on the tees of every hole. These signs will cost $50. For information on how to play in the tournament or how to be a sponsor of a tee sign contact Charles Town Junior High athletic director Meredith Polen or the school's principal Larry Mullin. Polen can be reached at 725- 6806 and Mullin can be reached at 725-7821. Both can also be contacted by writing to either at: Charles Town Junior High School, 817 High Street, Charles Town, WV 25414. All reservations for tee signs or entries must be received by Mon- day, June 5. GATEWAY FOUNDATION The 13th annual Gateway Foun- dation Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 5 at the Woods Golf Course. The 1999 Classic raised over $40,000. Two flights of prizes will be awarded to both the morning and afternoon tournament winners. Three levels of s] ages ranging from offer a number of recognition tron package, which golf packages, a tee souvenir gifts is The individual for $150 includes fees, the ,award's Martinsbur and opportunities The Golf Classic sponsible for thousands of dollars City Hospital's vices. The funding the and medical This year's Golf goal is $50,000. As i~i overall Classic have the honor of medical equipment purchased with The Gateway tions year-round in Hospital through events and For information o~ this tournament as sor, patron, tear contact Debbie Gateway (304) 263-1223.