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1 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE " THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1978 Two Big Softball Tournaments On Tap This Week-end In Cou : II Total Of 33 Top Teams In Uncooperative Horse Responsible For MEN'S00 !iliga?!hn!e, ' aeootl, Pl ' Fast, Slow-Pitch Crowns. Robert Rawlinp Switching From Polo State Area, To Battle For Play To One Of Top Horse Trainers Jefferson County Softball enthusiasts will have the greatest choice of softball action served up to pc;l: o i;;,  them this weekend of any time in the history of Robert P. Rawlings knew as_far ] ,: [ k& _ the county, with two of the biggest tournaments as horses were concernea. Tnat ]  I  ever staged locally to take place in four different was until an uncooperative horse I  I I sections of the county. And not only will there be named Rock Pocket came along. I [IV  m Rock Pocket caused Rawlings to I two big full days of softball action Saturday and change his game and he has I Sunday, but the fans will have a choice of either become one of the top trainers on fast or slo-pitch action since there will be two the Shenandoah Downs circuit. .... different tournaments. Rawlings, who is a 3-goal polo The fast-pitch play will take place on three player despite losing his right different diamonds until the action moves into hand in a motorcycle accident McDermott, 12; Robert 18; Rich the semi-finals and the finals and then all of the action will take place at the completed diamond at the Leetown Park. Other sites for action in this tournament will be the Jefferson High field and the Pony League field at the Jefferson Little Baseball League. All of the Slo-Pitch tournament action will take place on the two diamonds at Halltown. Action in both tournaments will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and run through until late Sunday evening. 16 Outstanding Teams In Fast Pitch Tourney After a lapse of several years, softball will certainly take more than its share of the sports spotlight over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, with two big tournaments on tap. Three years ago when Tom Coffin was head of the Jefferson County fast-pitch softball league, some of the top softball teams in the state of West Virginia and the entire metropolitan area, as well as Maryland and Virginia, came to Charles Town to participate in what was then one of the top tournaments of its kind held anywhere. Then Tom dropped out of the softball picture in the county for two years and not only did the big tournaments fade out of the picturie, but the: softball leagues experienced difficulty in operation, due to the lack of good organization. This year Tom, who is now district director of the National Softball Association, and softball is on the move .not only in Jef- ferson County, but also in Berkeley County and across the entire district which he covers. Saturday, a total of 16 teams, including all seven of the teams on the Jefferson County Fast- Pitch League, along with nine other top teams from various parts of West Virginia and in Virginia and Maryland, will converge on Charles Town to vie for the championship of the big ,Memorial Tournament. The visiting teams that will be participating include such former West Virginia State Tournament contenders as Kalo Motors, of Grafton; Heston's and Penn Avenue of Fairmont; and the Log Cabin Supper Club; of Salem, W. Va. Some of the top Virginia and Maryland teams that will be participating will he Charlie's Brown Bar batsmen of Baltimore, Md.; the Manassas, Va., Gray's, the Towagers of Baltimore, Md.; the Rebel Roos Inn, of Silver Spring, Md., and the Merchants Association of Marlowe Heights, Md. The two-days of action will begin Saturday morning at 9 a.m, and there will be games played at 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon. Then at 1:30, 3 p.m., 4:30 and 6 p.m. The Sunday action will begin at 9 a.m., another at 10:30 a.m., then at 12 noon and 1:30 p.m., ] and the semi-finals of tour- nament play at 3 p.m. and finals at 4 p.m., unless two games are I I required to decide the cham- pions of the double elimination play, and if so, the championship game will not be played until 6 p.m. Following the championship game, trophies will be awarded to the top six finishing tour- nament teams, also individual trophies to each member of the championship team. There will also be trophies presented to the most valuable player in the tournament, and one to the team showing the best sportsmanship in tournament play. Action in the tournament will take place on. three different diamonds -- Jefferson High School, the Pony League diamond at the Ranson Little League field and the No. I field at the Leetown Park. In case of rain either Saturday or Sunday, Monday has been designated as the rain date, at least for all the teams that can stay over for an extra day, Coffin 'said. The semi-finals ind finals of tournament play Will be staged at the Leetown diamond. There will not he any ad- mission charge for any of the games, Coffin stated. TENNIS STROKES From Page 11 Strader edged Toni Erchak 9-7 Claudia Testa won over Ann Hilton 8-6; Ludy Athey by forfeit from Lynn Umscheid; Pat Dopson over Betty Hodgson 8-3; Betty Hodgson bested Pat Meehan 8-6; Marcia Mayberry over Lucy Athey 8-6; Marcia Mayberry forfeit from Lynn Urnscheid; Lucy Athey over Pat Dopson 8-2; Pat Meehan over Marcia Mayberry 8-4; Snowden Kisnor over Farley Whitley 8-2; Barb Ramey over Lucy Athey 8- 2; Barb Ramey over Marge Fargo 9-7; Patsy Noland over Lana Schultz 8-4; Jerry Orser over Betty Dickey 84; Elaine Bageman over Patsy Noland 8-5. DOUBLES Twila Carra-Judy McGeehee over Patt Meehan-Barb PsiUas 8-6; Pearl Perkins-Eleanor Manzuk over Pat Meehan-Barb Psillas 8-6; June Huyett-Pat Dopson over Ceil Frazier-Betty Dickey 9-8; P Butler-Susan Skinner over Pearl Perkins- Eleanor Manzuk 8-5; Twila Carra-Judy McGeehee over Nancy Roth-Jean Doyle 8.4; Pat Meehan-Barb Psillas over Nancy Roth-Jean Doyle 8-3; Twila Carra-Judy McGeehee over Pearl Perkins-Eleanor Manzuk 8-4. LOBS: All doubles and C players must finish all matches by the end of May. All A and B players should finish by June 5th, weather permitting. I Ill I I when he was nine years old, switched to training race horses when Rock Pocket, a thorough- bred he purchased to break as a polo pony wanted no parts of that game. Bob, as he is known to everyone around the race track, had been playing polo for about 12 years. He started under Donald Bradley, who now trains horses at the Maryland tracks, at the Washington Squires Polo Club and later went to Texas and Oklahoma to continue the sport. It wasin 1972 that Rawlings, a native of Keyser, W. Va., pur- chased Rock Pocket. He found out the horse was not going to make it as a polo ponyso he decided to try him as a race horse. Rock Pocket was saddled by Alma Spence and in his first two starts was asked to run against horses which had already won races. However, in his third start he was dropped in against maidens and quickly responded with a victory. Three more wins followed that and Rawlings was hooked. Next Bob took out his own trainer's license and went into the horse racing business but he also kept in touch with polo. Rawlings was geRing a late start in racing at age 41, but six years later in 1976 he has one of the best stables on the grounds at Shenandoah Downs and Charles Town and several of his runners can run with the best at almost any track. Heading his 25-horse stable is Charles Russell's Cortan. The homebred son of Illustrious -- Navy Band has won six of seven starts this year, earning nearly $20,000. Rock Pocket and Cortan show that Rawlings can handle sound and unsound runners. Rock Pocket was a sound horse who won nine races, all in Rawlings' colors despite being claimed from him twice. Rawlings retired him after running second in a starter-allowance. He won at any distance from 31/z furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. "He was sound when I retired him and he had beaten just about all the ones he could handle," Rawllngs said while checking his work chart one morning recently. "He was sound and he had been good to me, winning better than $18,000, and I felt he deserved to be retired. He is still going in three-day events and horse shows and still winning but it's not as hard on him as racing." Looking at Cortan one sees a horse that has been plagued with injuries throughout his career He raced only three times as a 2- having a win and a third. Last year as a 3-year-old he posted four victories and two thirds in 12 efforts. This year Cortan has really come into his own. His six wins include three allowance races at Shenandoah Downs, two races for a $23,000 claiming tag and his most recenl win for $35,000 all at Pimlico. His lone defeat of the season was by four lengths to Sad Sam Jones here at Shenandoah. While Cortan is currently the best horse in Rawlings' barn he doesn't want to look over his shoulder because several othe I i I lllll May 22,1978 NOTICE of PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 1978, at 7:30 P.M., in the office of the Jefferson County Planning Commission, located on the second floor of the Court House Annex, 104 East Washington Street, in the City of Charles Town, to consider public com- ments on the following final plat which has been submitted to the Planning Commission for ap- proval: Type of Name of Title of Location Size Subdivision Subdivider Plat , ,r ,, , , i i i i Typell [ EarlWean [ EarlWean Near Shepherdstown on the 1Lot [ ] Lot north side of Secondary Route 31 6 Acres approximately  mile east of intersection with Route 17 , i All persom and governmental units having an interest in said proposed project are invited to attend this hearing and make their comments known. The Planning Commission files on sub- divisions may be reviewed at any time during normal business hours. By Order of the Jefferson County Planning Commission Henry B. Davenport, President May 25-It I i Ill i II i i i llll i  Ill TALKING STRATEGY -- Trainer Robert Rawlings, right, talks over strategy for a recent race at Shenandoan Downs with Jockey Bemon Chastine. are breathing down his neck. Just recently Rawlings and Russell claimed Kissing Lizzie for $7500 and promptly won with her in an allowance race. Kissing Lizzie has now won five of six starts this year. Claiming is part of Rawlings' game as other trainers have gone into the claim box for horses that he has sent out. Others in the barn that compete with the best on the grounds are Dr. David Iverson's Wild Sprout and Don't Run Foolish, both have won several races this year against top allowance company. Russell and Iverson are from Warrenton, Va., while Larry Greenberg, another of Bawlings' owners is from Bethesda, Md. All have been successful owners with Rawlings. "Most owners I have aren't the kind that have money to lose in horse racing and I have to produce to keep them in business," he was saying as he checked out a horse that had just returned from a morning workout. "I believe that hard work will bring luck and in horse racing it takes both to get anywhere. The crew I have working for me works hard and the luck has been coming our way. I really appreciate the way my crew works." Among Rawlings' other owners is Evertte Lowrance of Oklahoma. Lowrance has horses running at three or four different places and Bob handles the ones based here at Shenandoah Downs. Rawlings has enjoyed quick success in a game that many never succeed or as Bob says "Gets Lucky." I feel you need a certain amount of luck but I think the first requirement for a horse trainer is to be a hor- seman. By that I mean a trainer should be able to look at a horse, especially his eyes, and tell if anything is wrong. I use a veterinarian for consultations as well as taking care of the horse's ills." "You also have to be able to spot a horse right. Put him in races where he can win. Sometimes you have to sit still longer than you want with a horse because the race you want doesn't go but it is better to sit still than run him where he doesn't belong," Rawlings continued. Racing is now the number one "game" in Rawlings' life but he has notgiven up polo. He plays in Washington some and on June 15 he is taking his own team which includes Vincent Moscarelli to Toronto, Canada for a match. Rawlings is currently tied for sixth in the trainer's standings and is usually found, in the top ten. He is still looking for his first training title and with the way things are going for him a crown should be in the future. LADLES' GOLF From Page 1i TO inaugurate the Chip-in Department this year, Peg McCullen chipped in on No. 15. Nice going Peg. The Ladles Handicap Tour- nament will start on June 13th. This is a 100 percent handicap elimination tournament which will run the rest of the month. See ya' next week. Play In Softball League Off This Week-End 'TilMonday Play in both the Fast and Slo- Pitch softball leagues of Jef- ferson County will be suspended this weekend due to the two big tournaments to be staged this. Saturday and Sunday on a number of different fronts in the county. And should rain force play in either of the tournaments over into Monday, then the resumption of league play could possibly be postponed even longer than Monday. Soviets ignore human rights in Belgrade talks. COSTY CARAS Sleepy Hollow's touring golf squad made its annual trek to the VFW links in Frederick, Md., last Sunday for the home and home series and ended up on the short end of a 51 - 14 tally. Buzz Rederick, VFW's" team manager, once again had the home forces loaded with talented golfers to easily handle Johnny Propst's eager forces. Sleepy Hollow did manage to take the closest to the pin con- tests 3-1. Earl Allara, Scotty Prain and David Ward annexed the prizes while Tom Shay prevented a sweep in those events. Point getters for the Sleepy Hollowers included Howard Adkins-Marty Blac-kford 1; Craig Kastle-Ron Evans 2; Earl Allara-Tom Bowers I; Ted Johnson-Marshall Brown I; Pete Pagano-Ray Kohlhepp, Jr., 2; John Propst-Russell Miller ; Steve Roth-Keith Kave 1; Jerry Ripple-Ray Blackford I; Costy Caras-David Ward 1; Scotty Prain-Rusty Stevens I; Al Begeman-Robbie Cole ; and Hemp Staubs-Wells Fargo . The latest handicap ratings for the Sleepy Hollow golfers follows: Henry Aaron, 16; Earl A]lara, 8; Ken Akers, 21; J. Amorisi, 40; I Stephen Anderson, 25; Bob Appell, 12; Dale Appell, 22; Jim Appell, 10; Al Begeman, 17; Leon Benadom, 13; Keith Bennett, 20; Carl Benton, 22; Harry Blacldord, 16; James Blackford, 26; Marty Blackford, 7; Bay Blackford, 11; Rick Blackford, 10; Phil Buggs, 13; Jack Bolen, 17; Les Bourinat, 10; Tom Bowers, 10; Chuck Bradley, 16; Delbert Brady, 18; Jim Brand, 7; Leo Brant, 17. Tim Brinkley, 22; Glenn Brown, 13; Marshall Brown, 10; Mike Buracker, 15; L. Burch, 28; Robert Burke, 15; Dean Bush, 19; Grant Cadwallader, 14; Costy Caras, 17; Pete Chak- makian, 14; Bey Carroll, 20; Charlie Clendening, 10; Don Clendening, 15; Jim Clinton, 7; Frank Cole, 22; Tom Coyle, 23; J. Crane, Jr., 12; Gene Crum, 8; Charlie Cunningham, 14; Wayne D'Angelo, 22; Blackie Davis, 15; John Demory, 14. Bill Dick, 9; C. B. Dorsey, 30; Harry Dorsey, 14; Ray Doyle, 10; Tom Doyle, 16; John Duff),, 14; Aarol Dunham, 22; John Emmert, 18; Ron Evans, 17 Dominick Fargo, 21; Frank Fargo, 25; Rick Fellenz, 28 Raymond Frazier, 17; Richard Fulcher, 16; John Gallagher, 16; Ed Gano, 19; Marty Garrott, 22; Rick Geary, 7; Roy George, 32; William J. George, Jr., 17; Sam Gilman, Jr., 17; Erhard Gillwald, 17; Marney Glenn, 12 Bill Gaff, 12. Pat Grant, 11; Grog Grason, Meadows, 36; William Merriman, 12; Carl Merchant, 11; Russell Miller, 12; "James" Moler, 22. Austin Myatt, 12; E. Myers, 11; Dean Nichols, 22; Donald Noland, 16; Allen Nusbaum, 18; Lou Nutzman, 13; T. E. Owens, Jr., 31; Cliff Peacher, 9; Ray Pichot, 33; Mike Pittinger, 28; Scott Prain, 12; John Propst, 11; Jake Pugh, 3; Andy Pustay, 3; Bob Putman, 25; Russell Raughn, 26; Tom Rawlings, 17; Norman Wilt, Ron Woodford, 21. JUNIOR Blackford, 25; Dave Bozzs, 23; Scott Geary, 22; J. Glenn, 28; David Jeunison, 21; John Josephs, 20; John Walker, 9. SPORTS NEWS & SPECIAL HOURS... SPECIAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR CELEBRATION COMPLETE MEMORIAL DA t' MONDAY, MAY 29 9AM O'CLOCK TO 2PM O'CLOCK FOR YOUR SHOPPIN6 CONVENIENCE CHA00S TOWN, W.VA. FREE PARKING AT REAR of STORE From Page 11 records for steals (85) and assists assists in one game (15). JUMP BALL IS OUT -- While small college conferences had eliminated the "jump ball" from basketball, it was not Until last Atlantic Coach Conference got around out. In the past, each half of the with the referee tossing the ball into player from each team tried to teammate. The same procedure was an official could not determine who the ball before it went out of bounds. with the next basketball season, team will open game play by play from beneath the home the teams will alternate in bringing h,bounds afterwards. PEARON NEW RAIDER two months of speculation replace Tom Swisher as head Loudoun County High School in the announcement was made last Frank "Sonny" Pearson, who coach at the school for the past five been moved up to the head job. at Loudoun High only last year short time ago, will go back to Fairmont, W. Va. Pearson's football at Loudoun County High high high school days when he Raider team. He was graduated County High in 1956 and from College, Bridgewater, Va., year stint in the U.S. Army George Washington University, was graudated in 1973. In his Loudoun County he served as 17.0 Cu.Ft. Refrigerator \\; Model RT17F3 Quality features make this a great buy -- 6-toosition adjust- able glide-out shelves, 2 glide- out crispers, convertible- reversible doors, removable door racks, optional rollers, and ice master capability. With Regular 469.95. 10 year Replacement RUSSELL FRITTS Charles PHONE: 725