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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOOATE ] 1 THURSDAY, MAY Z5, 1978 Jefferson Cougars Sweep Regionals; Face Logan at Noon Today Rally For Region Title Mahonej & Co. Snuff Elki00 8-0 to ,i , ,M) EM ALL THE WAY." Jefferson f Reynolds snas the final out in e's 8-5 victory over Bridgeport. Gth-inning home run keyed the Cougar t: Win. i,_ the heroes "' rd. ortstop,., Jeff i":d a 3-run home , d of the sixth  Cougar come- i' i, " victory over La the finals of.  ,ilna competition ndoah Junc- ,f with heroes t or their 22nd !fp .ty in 6th. the 've hits, a pitch, to score L1"lZ a berth in the u baseball tour- 1 , Junior Gran- to left. wa/ked and David his torrid ing spree, left field with his the left fielder Tony P IT'S A HOMECOMING WELCOME for Jeff Reynolds, whose 6th-inning home run blast secured a regional championship for the Smith, who holds the Jeffersor Astros, Yankees stolen base record, singled, stole second, gained third on a w!Id Unbeaten Jefferson pitch, and scored on Kevin Wilt s single. Cougar pitcher of record, Jay Mahoney, understood the message and retired the disheartened opposition in order in the 7th inning, to record his 10th season victory, against one loss. Victories in both regional contests boosted Jay's career win mark at Jefferson to 25. The 29-2 Cougars planned to leave at 10:15 a.m., yesterday, for a state semi-final game against Logan (23-8) at Parkersburg at 12 .noon today. The Ist-round tournament contest has proved disasterous to previous Cougar squads, who ittle League Action JEFFERSON LITTLE BASEBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE TEAMS W L 4 0 Cardinals 2 I Cubs 1 2 Mets I 3 Dedgers 0 3 jumped out to a big 9-4 lead early in the game.and stayed in front all the way. On May 9, on the South field, the Indians blasted the Cubs for a 21-7 victory, with Jackson pitching and batting his team to the win. He limited the Cubs to eight hits and clouted a long home run with two on base in the fifth frame. Cougars. In the midst of jubilation, junior Kevin Wilt (third from left) points to home plate, reminding Reynolds that every run counts. Doubleheader Race Card Set At Shenandoah The first doubleheader of the season at Shenandoah Downs is set for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, with 19 races scheduled on the holiday card. The Jefferson Jazz, a jazz ensemble from Jdferson High lost there twice, in 1973 and 1977. The school's aggregate tour- nament record, including this year, is 17-5. A victory over Logan would propel the Cougars into the state championship game, against defending champi South Charleston or an undetermined opponent. The championship game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday evening. NEWS O R s T S DON RENTCH LUCK COUGARS -- The Jefferson will be trying again today, and tomorrow for the third time in the Years to win a state schoolboy ,, p and maybe this third a charm". At least every baseball County is hoping so. The 29-2, will be tangling with the of McDowell County, 23-8, And while not many Jefferson not be in Parkersburg, the site because of the long travel sure we speak for every y the best of luck to pulling for you to bring back to the championship trophy. SIGNS TWO -- Coach Bob out on two very promising 1978-79 Shepherd basketball two outstanding players ac- announcement made this week. 6"5 cage star from Southern High Md., is coach Bob Starkey's this season. He was awarded Memorial Scholarship and Bob Starkey this week. Dixon, first team selection by and Star, led Southern rebounding and assists last 20.4 points per game in season and 17-3 overall. Last accuracy from the accuracy from the foul line. will be vying for a starting Freshman. Starkey's second Week was Keith Adams, a 5-9 school All-American from Adams is the holder of six high records, was named to six and All-County first teams including honors from the and Star selections, for the All- teams. At Surrattsville, 13.5 points per game and set 1ru To Page IZ NATIONAL LEAGUE TEAMS W L Yankees 4 0 Indians 2 I Giants 2 2 Twins 1 3 Braves 1 3 Although the rains of last week forced the postponement of several league games, a total of eight of them were played with several being made up on Saturday. And with the wound up of Saturday evening, the Astros and Yankees remained unbeaten in their respective leagues, both showing perfect 4-0 marks. The Astros are the leaders in the American League and the Yankees in the National. Both the Yankees and the Astros chalked up a pair of victories last week. The Yankees scored a 10-2 victory over the Mets on May 18 at the Jefferson Little League field, with D. Romine working six frames and getting the victory. B. Haynes started for the Mets and was trailing 3-0 when he left the mound in favor of G. Gustines, who worked four innings. The Yankees jumped out to a big 7-I lead in the first three innings and stayed in front all' the way. Troy Stambaugh homered for the Yankees. Also on May 18 the Giants scored a 14-4 victory over the Twins on the South field as Propst pitched a four-hitter against the Twins. The Giants Final Two MatchesWon By TO THE LOSERS, THE SPOILS. A dejected Bridgeport coach heads to the locker room as Cougar players congratulate pitcher Jay Mahoney, who retired the opponents in order in the 7th inning to preserve Jefferson's courageous come-from-behind victory. Junior Girld Tennis Team The Jefferson Junior girls tennis team closed out its schedule tSis past week with wins in both of its outings to finish the year at 4-2. The four wins was a team record for a season. On Tuesday, May 16, the girls downed Loudoun Day School by the score of 5-I, in a match played at the Loudoun Indoor Tennis Center in Loesburg. In the singles play which was swept by Jefferson, Susie Jamison defeated Zylstra, 8.3; Deanna Spunich topped Cantacuzene, 8- I; Sherry KelLer downed Paine, 8-1; and Kathy Lloyd blanked Cusack, 8-0. The number one doubles team of Zylstra- Cantacuzene of Loudoun edged Lloyd-Barbara Fargo, 6-3; while the junior girls' pair of Dana Smallwood-Catherine Whiting won over Paine.Cusack, 6-3. On Saturday, May 2o, the junior girls pulled off a rare feat as they downed the host Mer- cersburg Academy girls by the score of 8-2. The win avenged an earli defeat inflicted by the Pennsylvania team. Singles wins by Jefferson were scored by the following: Susie Jamlson won over Bachman, 6-2, 6-1; Deanna Snunich downed PanagoG, 64, 7-5; Sherry KelLer topped Scott, 6.0, 6-I; Barbara Fargo defeated Johnson, 6-3, 6-2; Dana Smallwood stopped BY GREG MAZZONI Leave R to Junior. Jefferson High's lanky second baseman, Jr. Grantham, sent an Elkins' relief pitcher to the showers with a perfectly executed 6th-inning bunt, then stole his way to home plate around another befuddled reliever to score the last of eight Cougar runs in a surprisingly easy 8-0 victory over their Randolph County opponents in the twinbill will he two Big the ReglonalopeneronFridayat Exactas, eight Trifectas, two Shenandoah Junction. Daily Doubles and many exactas Jefferson's victory, its 22nd as well as win, place and show consecutive season win, never wagering, really was in doubt after the first The Harry M. Stevens inning, when ace hurler Jay Caterers will offer box lunches Mahoney (9-I) retired the first at the concession stands, along three Elkias batters with with dining on the Starlight professional ease, throwlngonly Terrace throughout the af- eight pRchers and striking out ternoon and evening. The box 'two. Jefferson then unleashed its lunches will be $2.95 each. deadly "rock 'n roll" express to There will be no racing at score four runs for a lead they Shenandoah Downs on Tuesday, never relinquished. May 30. Racing will resume Aided in the first inning by five Wednesday, May 31st, with post walks, a double steal, a line time at 7:15 p.m. drive double by David Diehl, and Jay Mahoney's mound work was, in a word, superb. He allowed only one hit, a fourth inning single, while lulling an enthusiastic crowd with the familiar rhythmic whosh and plop, as batter after batter stroked the air in vain while Mahoney's tosses smacked resoundingly into the glove of catcher Sam "Sambo" Dilinw. Jay threw only 19 pitches in the first two innings, striking out five of Elkins' first six batters. He relied mainly on fast balls, according to Dillow, who said, "Jay puts 'em where the glove is, that's it." Dillow noted that Jay has recovered fully from an early season illness and now is pit- ching as well as ever in his high school career. The rangy cat- cher, whose game chatter -- both on the field and in the dugout -- seems to inspire his teammates, added that Jay was throwing as hard through the 4th inning as in the first. But Jefferson Coach John Lowery replaced Mahouey after the 4th with senior Randy Rutherford (7-0), who, allowed only one hit over two innings before being replaced by sophomore John Mahoney, (6 who retired the final three Elkins' players in order, blowing a hard fast hall past the fnal batter. By throwing all three pitchers at the hapless Elkins' nine, Lowery was enabled to pitch them again, in the regional final on Saturday, against Bridgeport. School, will perform during the On May 19, on the North field program with the first race of the Astros blasted the Braves by the 10-race afternoon card slated a 28-5 margin, scoring six runs in for 2 p.m. The nine-race evening the first frame and 17 in the second to put the victory away. program is scheduled to start at Dillow was the winning pitcher 7 p.m. One admission will cover the entire day's fun and e,x- for the Astros. citemedt. On Saturday, May 20, the On the wagering schedule for Astros scored their fourth consecutive victory by downing the Dodgers by a 19-0 score, with ==----- -= ........ "- -=- a vociferous bench that taunted Elkins' starting pitcher Dave Davis into submission after Dillow and Wayne Johnson T[NNI$ $TROK[$ LAD[[$' GOLF facing seven batters, the sharing the pitching honors in shutting out the Dodgers. Cougar's 28th victory faced jeopardy only from the clOuds. The Astros scored seven ru . The clash with Elkins had in the second frame and were  never headed.  been once rescheduled, as had sectional contests last week because of rain. But the skies Also on Saturday in the first of held all afternoon -- despite a several makeup games played ]7/ towering 400-foot home run clout , on the South field, they won their  by junior David Diehl that first game of the season by ' soared upwards nearly as far -- defeating the Mets by a decisive and the cloudy weather was 16-1score. D. Jenkins limited the brightened by a stellar per- Mets to just two hits, while the formance from the Cougar Braves were collecting 11 hits off pitching staff. B. Haynes, who worked for the __._ Mets. / In another Saturday game, the BY BIDDY SMOOT Yankees picked up their fourth consecutive victory by defeating " =-.j / the Twins by a 16-11 score in a . free scoring game. The Yankees Many times adults, and young " . went ahead by a 9-1 score in the people as well, participate in a  first frame and stayed in front sport because of the enjoyment all the way. M. Carey was the they derive from it, or because NANCY ROTH winning pitcher for the Yankees of a competitive nature within  " - - .... -- while R. Nelson took the loss for them, or both. But how many times have they sat down and The Jake Pugh Cup Tonr- the Twins. In a game also played actually listed the cbaraeter nament for 1978 has been Saturday, between the Giants building assets that can be the completed and we have a new and Cardinals, it was the Giants "side effects" of participating in champ. who edged the Cardinals by an 8- a sport? The statement, "it isn't After the first eighteen holes 7 score with a run in the 6th whether you win or lose, but how last year's champ, Barb Hooper, frame on a triple by Hosby and a you play the game," will always had a comfortable lead of 4 he more beneficial than, "yeah, strokes. Barb had the low round single by Propst. but you weren't the one who of the day, shooting a net 75. lost." How did you play the Ethlyn McDonald was her game? With fair play, good nearest competitor with a net 79. manners, controlled temper, Duttie Gillwald was holding " clean speech, patience, a down third place with a net 85. striving for that extra strength However, after the second 16 and stamina you don't think you" holes Friday the lead changed possess, an endurance for pain, bands. Barb's score skyrocketed Saucer, 6-0, 6-1; and Kelly and a handshake and a smile for a bit and Ethlyn's steady, down Watson edged Saucer, 6-4. the winer -- or the loser ! If you the middle play won her the Mercersburg's wins came in the have developed most of these coveted Jake Pugh Cup. Ethlyn number one singles where characteristics in athletic hada net 78 making her Burbank edged Kathy Lloyd, 6-3, competition -- and in life -- total 157. Barb's total 6-3, in a well played match, and believe me-- you will never be a was 160. Congratulations to the ! at the number four singles where loser ! winner and the runner-up. Koch edged Wendy whitehair 6- SINGLES It was a pretty uneventful day 3, 6-3. The junior girls captured Barbara Hall squeaked by for the rest of us except for both doubles matches as Grace Vitez 9-8; Claudia Testa Biddy Smoot who injured her Jamison-Spunich topped Bur- won over Toni Erchak 8-5; Barb hand shuffling the cards during bank-Koch, 6-2, 6-4; and Benner bested Rachel Hayes 8- a bridge game after the watch. Whitehair-Llopd downed 4; Toni Erchak outstroked For the Ladies Day match on Johnson-Panagos, 6-2, 6-2. Other Barbara Hall 8-2; Claudia Testa Thursday, the 18th, a Blind girls who made the trip to Mercersburg and played Takes 2nd Place in Amateur Wristwrestling Competition Rhonda Barrow is shown above with the trophy she won for her second place finish in the lightweight womens' class of the World Amateur Armwrestling Championship on May 14th in Scranton, Pa., at the YMCA. She defeated world amateur champion Kern JubinviUe in their first match, but was beaten by Karen in the next two matches, which gave the' defending champion the title. Rhonda is now in training for the October 7th World Wristwrestling Championship to be held at Petaluma, Calif. A team from Charles Town will be representing the area at this event. outscored Rachel Hayes 8-4; Partner Tournament was held. Toni Erchak beat Peg Crawford Ina Merchant and Barb Honper. exhibition matches were: 9-7; Claudia Testa won over were the winning partners with a Michelle Shewbridge, Jackie Barbara Hall 8-4; Linda Spunich combined net score of 162 ................................. Willingham and Laurie Hoff- bested Peg Crawford 9-7; There was a 3-way tie for Low .,,...'urv' BAIT SHOP master. Deanna Spnnich was 5-1 in Claudia Testa by forfeit from Putts between Dottie Gillwald, Wanda Perry; Gaff Price out- Ann Groves and Barb Hooper. PON[: 725- 274S singles play for the year to lead stroked Barb Strader 8-5; Gaff Ann drew the winning hand the team in that category. Susie Prelt Grace Vitez 8.3; Barb winning the ball for Low Putts. HALLTOWN, W.VA. Jamisoh and Barbara Fargo i SENIO00 DAYS wercboth 4-I, while Kathy Lloyd Turn To Page 12 Turn To Page 12 was 4.2, and Sherry Keiter was 3- Watson were both 3-0, and DURING May 27 to May 29 m I Ill The first $0 senior citizen, [ ! ...... 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