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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 13 THURSDAY. JUNE 1, 1978 .. Club, Chessie System Winners Jefferson Softball Tourn00eys m Sonny Lo.ngerb.eam Hurls. Five Jefferson Junior Tennis Team Completes Consecutive Wins. In Tourney, Another Outstanding Season With 11.1 Mark Sp NEWS Ik00' Named Most Valuable Player L -- A record number of sftball the tournament and Kale Motors games were played in Jefferson of Grafton, W. Va., finished O R T S BY DON RENTCH MAKES TOURNEY TEAM -- Although not make it into the winner's circle in Schoolboy baseball playoffs staged in last week, the Jefferson High not come back home without any Kevin Wilt, a junior, and a versatile and out- collected two hits Jefferson against the semi- of the was the All- team. Sashe d ., nd a home of by Logan afternoon, Cougars were at 1-1 in an extra inning ball game call at first base which went in the door for the McDowell the deadlock and go on to win into the championship game of the* against South Charleston, winners of the state crown. TOWN GOLF CLASSIC -- The ion the staging of the second Town Golf Classic, has been working out a host of details well organized for the two-day acular set for Monday and Tuesday, l at the Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country were at the last meeting of the held in the publicity offices of Corporation at the Charles Town second annual golf classic will be and better" than the first one August, with the exception of the the profits .from the Classic, lse for the most part will be run off the same format as last year. when the entire profits of were donated to the Eastern g Center, this year the profits on a 50-50 basis, with'one half the Training Center and the other organization now in the set under the title of Jefferson Inc. The monies turned over to will be used to assist various, charity efforts in Jef- it was decided. Dave Leonard, a of the Mid-Atlantic Professional :iation, said a number of changes the MAPG this year, designed to streamline the actual golf play. general mnager of and the Charles Town Turf is serving as chairman and the tournament this year in the G. Leavitt, who pioneered the this top golf classic last year. is again serving as Louise Corbin as secretary publicity director for the two publicity director. More details tournament, rated as one of the Urnaments in the entire part of the forthcoming in the near future. HEAVY -- Ticket orders Virginia University football keep the athletic ticket office Virginia University hustling - for priority seating approaches. t day that priority guarantees according [o Paul Miller, director at WVU. Miller said by their contributions to the ) Fund should have their completed and mailed to the Ice by that date, Ticket holders same tickets they held r contributions have remainded -- Among the changes and By-Laws of the Schools Secondary Activities he Board of Control at the an- Pipestem State Park in late which puts high school jurisdiction of the WV, mmlS msm County over the past May 30 weekend of Saturday and Sunday as two of the most successful tournaments ever staged in the county went off with perfect cooperation from the Weather Man and without a hitch. Two big tournaments, one Fast-Pitch and the other Slo- Pitch, were staged at five dif- ferent softball diamonds in the county with a total of 30 games being played in the two tour- naments over the two-day span of Saturday morning and Sunday evening. And when the tournament excitement had died down Sunday evening, a local team, the Turf Club, one of the top Fast-Pitch softball teams in the section and area, proven to be the best among 16 teams which participated in the Fast-Pitch tournament staged at. the Leetown Park, Ranson Park and Jefferson High fields. The Turf Club, with great pitching on the part of Sonny Longerbeam, won five con- secutive ball games during the period of Saturday morning and Sunday evening when the tournament finals were staged. And for his outstanding el. forts, Longerheam was named as the most valuable player in the tournament. The Turf Club defeated the Retail Merchants Association of Marlowe Heights, Md., in the finals to win the championship. The batsmen representing Charlie Brown's " Bar of Baltimore, Md., finished third in fourth. The fifth place team was the Charles Town Moose Club, with Twanger's of Washington, D.C., finishing sixth. All six top teams received trophies for their order of finish, while members of the championship team were presented awards. The sportsmanship award for this tournament went to Charlie Brown's Bar of which Jack Breeden, is the manager. At the two Halltown diamonds, another big Slo-Pitch tour- nament was also taking place Saturday and Sunday with 17 teams participating, and when the action was completed Sunday evening, it was the Chessie System batsmen of Martinsburg, the winners, with the Rangers of Middletown, Md., losing out to them in the finals in a close and exciting battle. Smith's Building Suppliers of Jefferson, Md., finished third and the Charles Town Moose Club finished fourth. The E. W. Ausherman bat- smen of Frederick, Md., finished fifth and Kearneysville, a local team, finished sixth. In this tournament, like in Lhe Fast-Pitch tournament, all six top teams were presented trophies following the cham- pionship game by Tom Coffin, district commissioner of Softball in West Virginia. Rick Ropp, second baseman for the Rangers, was named as the tournament's most valuable player and the Martinsburg Moose Club, managed by Shirley Mills, was presented the team sportsmanship award. Local-Man Bags Brown Bear On Spokane Hunting Trip William M. Smith, of. 301 N. Mildred Street, Ranson, is shown above with a brown bear he shot during a hunting trip in Spokane, Washington, Wed- nesday, May 24, through Friday, May 26. Smith departed Dulles Airport on the 24th, along with James L. Louthan, of Rippon, and Frank Darcy and Alton Reedy, both of Gettysburg, Pa., on a United Airlines aircraft, arriving in Spokane the same day at 6 p.m. The 3,000-mile trip for the hunters was well worth their while with all four men bagging bears. TWo of the bears were shot on May 25th and the remainder the .next day. rhe bear Smith shot weighed in at between 250 and 275 pounds and he is presently haying taxidermist Howard James, of Shenandoah Junction, make him a bear rug that should average about 5 feet in length, from nose to tail. Hunting with dogs, Smith used a .270 Winchester to down his prey. Handmade Articles Sold June 2 By Extension Club " Leetown Extension Club will hold a sale of handmade articles, including two afghans and one quilt, at Stuck and Alger Pharmacy, Inc., Charles Town, Friday, June 2, begiiming at 1:00 p.m. SSAC, making them subject to the same eligibility requirements as the athletes. Another change in Rule 9-0-1 prevents a student from transferring from one school to another chiefly for athletic purposes; another change concerns officials working games. The rule change requires officials used in interscholastic games and contests played in West Virginia to be registered with the West Virginia Secondary Activities Commission; and another change gives the Board of Appeals authorization to approve participation by members of jr. high schools in a county league or conference tour- nament and one additional tournament. Tour- nament play on the state level for members of junior high schools is still prohibited, it was stated. CLINICS SET -- A number of rules clinics for football and both boys' and girls' basketball participants have been scheduled at various points in West Virginia, according to the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Com- mission. For instance, there will be a football rules clinic at Martinsburg High School on August 6, at 2 p.m.; and a girls' basketball clinic also in the Martinsburg High fieldhouse oh August 6 at 2 p.m. There will also be a boys' basketball clinic at the Martinsburg High School on October 28 at 7:30 l Shown above are members of the Jefferson Junior boys tennis team which has completed another outstanding season with a seasonal record of 11 vic- tories as against only one defeat. The eleven victories set a new team record for a season. The players, as shown above are, front row, left to right -- Lannie Shreck, Willie Pindell, Rob Watson, Mike Smith, Danny Mills, and Cliff Hale. Second row, left to right -- Todd McCanuel, Rodd Ramey, Kelly Colbert, Craig Kershner, Monte Keiter, Tim Dunbar and Jay Krzcuik. Back row, left to right --Todd Rauch, Scott Kelican, David McDaniel, David Ramsburg, Doug Nicodemus, Kerry Fries, Kenneth Tyler and Chris Bush. Other members of the team absent when picture was taken were Kenny Cameron, Mark Owens, David Dailey and Todd Kruger. (Photo by Tim Sinn) The Jefferson Junior boys tennis team completed another outstanding season of play on May 20, as they downed host Mercersburg Academy by the scoire of 7-2. The J.V, boys also won 4-1 against Mercersburg. On May 16, the junior boys had blanked Loudoun Day School 7-0, at the Loudoun Indoor Tennis Center in Leesburg. The junior boys completed the current season with an ll-I record. The I1 wins set a team recoi, d for one season. Coupled with a 10-0 record last season the junior boys have put together a 21-1 won-loss record in their first two years of existence. This record was accomplished despite the fact that the juniors, grades 7-9, spot most of their opponents at least two years in age per player. While the junior boys team will not be involved in any post season play, they did pall off an accomplishment in their final regular season match against Mercersburg. This same Mercersburg team had defeated Martinsburg High School by the scores of 5-4, and 6-3, during the regular season. Martinsburg High finished fourth in the twenty-two team regional boys tennis tournament held recently in Morgantown. In the Mercersburg match the junior boys won four of the six singles matches and then swept the three doubles matches to win 7-2. In singles action Jefferson's wins were scored by: David Ramsburg over Allen, 6-2, 6-2; Craig Kershner defeated Lewandowski, 6-3, 6-3; Kerry Fries rallied to defeat He, 3-6, 6- 4, 6-4; and Doug Nicodemus won over Clark, 6-2, 6-2. Mer- cersburg's singles wins were recorded by: Johnson over Monte Keiter, 7-6, 6-4; and VanDaventer over Mike Smith, 6-1, 7-5. The boys double wins were registered by: Ramsburg. Keiter Over Allcn-Lewandowski, 6-1, 6-1; Nicodemus-Kershner over Ho-VanDaventer, 6-0, 6-3; and Smith-Kelly Colbert over Clark-Bailey, 6-2, 6-2. The junior boys also won the J.V. match over Mercersburg 4- 0, to finish the year undefeated at 6-0-1. David McDaniel defeated Bailey, 6-2, 6-1; Kelly Colbert topped Lynch, 6-1, 6-1; Rodd Ramey downed DiMarino, 64, 6-2; and the doubles pair of Kenneth Tyler-Scott Kelican edged Lynch-DiMarino, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Other boys who particiapted in exhibition matches at Mer- cersburg included: Chris Bush, Willie Pindell, Tim Dunbar, Todd Rauch, Jay Krzcuik, Rob Watson, Cliff Hale, Danny Mills and Lannie Shreck. In the match against Loudoun Day, Jefferson swept the singles and doubles to blank their hosts 7-0. In singles play David Ramsburg defeated Foster, 8-1; Monte Keither topped Bryant, 8- 2; Kerry Fries nipped Wilson, 8- 6; and Doug Nicodemus downed Nayes, 6-3. In the doubles action Mike smRh-Kelly Colbert downed Beach-Bright, 6-1; David McDaniel-Rodd Ramey defeated Winnants-Bright, 6-2; and Scott Kelican-Kenny Cameron won over Wilson- Bryant, 6-2. Twelve players combined for an 83-13 record in singles play during the season. Kerry Fries had the top individual record as he completed the season with an unbeaten 12-0 record. He was followed by David Ramsburg ll- 1; Craig Kershner 10-1; Monte Keiter 10-2; Mike smith 9-2; Doug Nicodemus 7-1; Kelly Colbert 6-1; David McDaniel 6-3; Rodd Ramey 4-1; Scott Kelican 3-0; Kenny Cameron 3-1; and Kenneth Tyler 2-0. In doubles play Rodd Ramey and Mike Smith both finished unbeaten. Ramey posted a 7-0 record while Smith was 5-0. Kerry Fries and David Ramsburg shared the leading scorer honor with 13 points each. Both played in all twelve matches. Wilt powers homer, double in vain Cougars Edged By Logan, 3-1 In State Semi's BY GREGORY MAZZONI The jinx of semi-final state baseball competition caught up with high flying Jefferson High once again, as the Cougars dropped an extra-inning game to the Wildcats of Logan, 3-1. The loss halted Jefferson's win streak at 23 games and eliminated them from the 4- team, single elimination tour- nament. Jefferson squads have perished in the first-round contest twice previously in the school's 6-year history, in 1973 and 1977. But if bad luck was to blame, it came on Friday in the form of Logan pitcher Mike Marsh. The lanky semor proved the merit of his 0.76 earned run average by limiting the battling Cougars to two hits, both by junior Kevin Wilt. Left fielder Wilt smashed a line-drive double off Marsh in the 2nd inning, then drove a 3-1 fast ball over the right field fence in the 4th, for his first home run of the year. Marsh was otherwise un- stoppable, facing only 25 Cougar batters and pitching out of serious jams in the second and sixth innings. Jefferson threatened early to rout Marsh, but with bases loaded in the second Junior Grantham was set down on strikes to end the in- ping. The final Cougar rally of the season was in the 6th inning. mmmmm m Tony Smith was safe at first on a fielder's choice when his ground ball to shortstop forced David Diehl at second base The Wildcats decided to pitch to Wilt. despite his two earlier hits: but when Smith advanced to second on a passed ball, Wilt was in- tentionally walked Smith and Wilt. surprised Logan with a successful double steal, but senior Keith Carley struck out to end the inning. Marsh retired the Cougars in order in the seventh. ! i and again in the bottom of the eighth, after his teammates scored two tallies in the extra inning off losing pitcher Jay Mahaney. Mahoney pitched true to his season form for five full innings, allowing no hits and only one walk. But three Logan singles in the sixth -- and some crafty base running --cracked the Cougar de fence. The Logan lead-off batter, safe on first on an infield hit, ad- vanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and with two men out scored on another infield single. Jay allowed one more single, the first ball hit out of the infield to that point, before retiring the final batter on a fly ball to left field. With the score tied, 1-1, in the first extra inning, Jefferson coach John Lowery's strategy backfir .ed. With two men out and a runner on second, Mahoney intentionally walked a batter to face Logan first baseman David Mendez, who was hitless for the day but led the Wildcats in runs Tum To Page 14 A TTENTION A LL GOLFERS! OPEQUON COUNTRY CLUB 8 hoh,. Par 70olfcotlrse Applications nou" being accepted for mem bership in otte of the aren's finest, most 'halle,ging. & scenic No Monthly food minimum ! Lole initia, fee * GOLF: Single or Fantily * SWIMMING: Family S WTMMING & TENNI.: tmilv *FULL FAMIL Y: Golf. Nwimming.& Tennis Phone: 267-4122 Rt. 5 Box 344 MARTINNBURG. W. VA. How.rd ': Slwnks, Pres. BY BIDDY SMOOT The spring tennis schedule is coming to a rapid close with everyone scurrying to finish all her games within the time limit. Results at this time are in- complete, but in doubles Barb Strader and Lynn Umscheid are undefeated 9-0; Peg Butler- Susan Skinner 7-3; June Huyett- Pat Dopson 7-3; Grace Vitez-Dot Caperton 6-4. In singles Group A, Linda Spunich and Claudia Testa finished with II-I records each, but in games won and lost, Linda posted a 94-33 record to Claudia's 92-45. Ann Hilton secured 3rd place by posting a 10-2 finish. Vying for fourth place are Gail Price, 8-3 and Peg Crawford, 7-3, with one and two matches to play, respectively. In Group B singles, Betty Hodgson and Clissy Funkhotmer are stroking for first place with 9-1 records. Positioning for remaining honors in Group B are Carol Kable 7-1; Barb Ramey 8- 3; Pat Dopson and Lucy Athey 7- 4. Elaine Begeman leads Group C with an 8-0 undefeated record. Patsy Noland has scores of 5-3, and Jerry Orser and Gall Smallwood are playing for third and fourth position. Doubles and Group C singles playoffs will he on Friday, June 2rid; Group A singles, Monday, June 5th; and Group B singles, Tuesday, June 6th. The top four people in each category will play the best 2 out of 3 six game sets (9 point tiebreak). One vs. four, two vs. three in standings. The summer tennis program for women begins June 12th and ends August t8th. Summer playoffs will he August 21-25. Please pick up schedules at Biddy Smoot's house on June 8th or 9th. Singles or doubles are five dollars each, eight dollars for both. Make checks payable to Women's Tennis Association. LOBS: Maria McCanuel and JoAnn Perkins are still keeping us in suspense as to whether we should expect a Chris Evert or a Jimmy Conners to he born. We'll be glad (and I know they will, too) when they "unfold" the secret and join us again.... Congrats to the Jefferson Junior Girls Tennis team for their winning schedule this spring. Members are Deanna Spunich, Susie Jamison, Barbara Fargo, Kathy Lloyd, Sherry Keiter. 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