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q* p NEWS O R T s DON RENTCH FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL CARDS- of effort and many, many telephone Hetzell, the hard-working and athletic director of Jefferson High come up with a full slate of per- games on both the football and schedules for the Jefferson High A little more than a month ago, it Hetzell might not be able to line up I games. And the chancesof a 20-game schedule for the Cougars next season slimmer. But this week a ten-game a 20-game cage schedule were by Hetzell. And while there are a new first time opponents on both s, and the Cougars are going to have to ; of competition, they will be schedules. In order to complete the Hetzell had to go all the way to most part of West Virginia and pick High School. Also new on the grid be DeMatha High of Hyattsville, Georgetown Prep. Fortunately for the however, all three of these games will Jefferson High field. Other teams on grid schedule which the Cougars at least once or more in past season, Valley on September 1, which is date; Thomas 'Johnson, John the latter in the Northern Panhandle Loudoun County, James Wood, also in the Northern Panhandle of Cumberland, Md. As for the Schedule, the Cougars will travel to to open their 1978-79 season. Other schedule will call for trips to High of York, Pa.; Loudoun Wood, John Marshall, Mount St. :insburh Hedgesville, To wsoa,.. Wheeling Park and Boy's Latin. DIAMOND LIGHTS -- Although have the lights in and installed "Pitch Softball League diamond at the before this time, Tom Coffin, the Fast-Pitch League, said this the 50-foot wooden poles had Florida, it has than was expected to get the poles lighting units will be installed. is expected that the poles will in Charles Town within the next they do arrive, the installation work and this should be completed a week or ten days. In the mean- of the Fast-Pitch League are still the funds necessary to defray the And while some contributions received, still more money is needed tOtal cost of the project. President Persons, businesses, industries, or desiring to help financially with should make checks payable to the Fast-Pitch Softball League and mail or deliver same to him at Drive, Charles Town, W. Va., HONORED -- Lee "Bones" Scibert, coaching personalities in was signally honored recently at Springs High Sports dinner held in eibert recently resigned of the Berkeley Springs which he has held for the out as head coach of was given a long standing at the sports dinner and a plaque. EVENING -- We had the invited to the Jefferson High held Thursday evening, June 1, Motor Inn, near Harpers Ferry. a most pleasant and joyous , not only from the standpoint of the most pleasant atmosphere Inn management provided iust seeing, and hearing of the Jefferson High this past season,- which nearly perfect, but also once again the outstanding batsmen over the past six former major league" Baltimore Orioles and several fine job in telling the Cougar t making it too and in the John Lowery did an equally g the accomplishments past season, some of them the It was truly a night of well- and praise for the players, contributed tothe success team, pride, pleasure and Jeffemn High Cougar Batsmen Honored For Accomplishments In 1978 Season At Annual Banquet AMONG TOP PERSONALITIES AT BANQUET -- Shown above are a half dozen of the top personalities who had a part in the program at the third an- nual Jefferson High baseball banquet staged at the Cliffside Motor Inn, Thursday evening, June 1, at which the Cougar Varsity and Jayvee baseball players were honored. They are, left to right -- Donnie Hetzell, director of athletics at Jefferson High; Robert "Bob" Rizzo, head Jayvee Coach; Ron Hansen, featured speaker on the program, and a former major league star for the Baltimore Orioles; Dr. William Vaughn, of the faculty of Shepherd College and toastmaster for the dinner program; John Lowery, Head Coach of the Cougar Varsity and Densil Neibert, Assistant Coach. (Photo by Errol Leslie) BY DON RENTCH Although the statistics may have sounded almost like a repeat from last year, the ac- complishments of the 1978 Jefferson High Varsity baseball team were greater, and the players who made this out- standing record possible this past season were told so by a number of persons Thursday evening, June l, at the third annual Jefferson Baseball banquet held at the Cliffside Motor Inn, near Harpers Ferry. For the more than 100 players, parents, coaches, team managers, and visiting guests present, it was a great evening of dining and honoring those who set more new records on the baseball field for the Jefferson High Cougars this past season The program got underway with Dr. William Vaughn, of the 'Shepherd College faculty, long an ardent baseball enthusiast and supporter of the Cougar baseball program, extending greetings to those present in his position of Toastmaster. Ralph members of his Jayvee team, related some of the statistics on his team's record the past season. He .said while the Jayvees played only a limited schedule of 12 games due to the inability to schedule games in the area, they turned in a very respectable 5-7 record. He said the leading hitter on the squad was Mike Walker, who had 20 in the 12 games. John Lowery, head coach of the Cougar Varsity batsmen then, after pointing to the 53-9 record which his teams have established since he became head coach, explained the procedure which he had followed in enlisting a wide range of support among parents of the players and other students in the school not associated with the baseball program. He lauded a number of under- classmen who had starred on the Cougar team the past season, two most outstanding being John Mahoney, outstanding sophomore pitcher and Dean Ballenger. He also gave praise R--egistration for Park Swim Team Set Thb Saturday Registration for the Jefferson Park Swim Team will be held this Saturday, June 10th, at 11 a.m. at the Park concession stand. Dr. Menon will be present to give free physical exams to all swim team members. If a I swimmer has already registered he sould come for the exam or have a physical by his own doctor. This should be done before the.first practice. Practice will begin on Mon- day, June 12th, from 5:30 to 6:30 for ages 5-12 and 6:30 to 7:30 for winter swimmers and ages 13-18. Registration fees should he paid by the first practice. The team's first meet will be June 20th a! home. If there are any questions please contact Mrs. Mary Reed at 535-6872. LADLES' GOLF NANCY ROTH-- ...... _ - _ - --__- _- What an absolutely gorgeous day for golf we had for Ladies Day on June Ist. The tournament of the day was a Best Ball Foursome. We had four foursomes and all turned in really good scores. The team of Lucille Robert- son, Charlotte Gano, Ethlyn McDonald and Ginny Dorsey had a seven under par 67. Nancy Roth, Helen Wright, Betty Davis and Ann Groves were 11 under par 63. Dottle Gillwald, Ginny Nutzman, Ina Merchant and Peg McCullen were runners-up with a 12 under par 62. The winning team was Jane Duffy, Ruby Propst, Vera Reed and Kathy ; Molar. They fashioned a 14 under par 60, by way of 1 eagle and 12 birdies. Dottle Gillwald was all but turning cartwheels coming off the 18th green. She shot her best round ever -- 46-45-91. Co#gratulations to you Dottle. I'll be expecting you to break 90 in the very near future. Our champ, Lucille Robert- son, must have had a bad day.' Before she left the course she took a lesson from Jake. Ann Groves had a hot putter taking just 27 putts for the 18 holes. That's pretty fair putting. Would you believe Ginny Dorsey chipped her ball into the cup on No. 15 and it jumped out? That's what they told me!!l Our Chip-in Dept. reflected the good golf that was played. Jane Duffy chipped in on No. ,3. Ann Groves holed the ball from the fringe on No. 4. Helen Wright put her ball in the cup by way of a chip on No. 5 and Ruby Propst's chip found the cup on No. 9. See ya' next week. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE I l THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1978 Astros Down Yanks t In Little Baseball JEFFERSON LITTLE BASEBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE TEAMS ' W L Astros 8 0 Cardinals 4 3 Cubs 4 3 Mets 3 5 Dodgers I 6 NATIONAL LEAGUE TEAMS W L Yankees 7 I Giants 4 4 Indians 3 3 Braves 2 6 Twins 2 7 The big showdown between the two undefeated teams in the Jefferson Little Baseball League took place last week with the Astros keeping their record unblemished by handing the Yankees a to0gh 5-2 loss. The Yankees jumped out in front quickly with a two-run first inning while the Astros came back with a singleton in the bottom of the first. But it was a big third inning for the Astros and the fine pitching of Dillow that destroyed any hopes the Yanks had of winning the game. A single by Wayne Johnson, a double by Dillow and a triple by Chad Johnson in that third in- ning uprising was the margin of difference in the game as two runs were plated, but two in- surance runs were scored in the i sixth when Roberts and Fritts walked and came home on a double by Adams. In other action through the week, the Astros rolled past the Twins, 17-2, behind the pitching of W. Johnson and Chad John- son. Adams had three hits, a single, double and triple in the contest. The Cubs outlasted the Twins 15-10 on May 29th with D. Carey rapping two singles and a triple, C. Ott and a triple, T. Sherman a pair of doubles, T. Carey two doubles and R. Ott a double and a single in the contest. D. Hawkins and S. Wbitmore combined to spin a ten-hitter against the Braves as the Dodgers won 10-2. Those ten hits were scattered throughout the six innings oi@play and aided the Dodger cause. Whitmore bad two doubles and a single in that contest, and B. McDonough and J. Krumwiedi had home runs for the Dodgers. The Indians completely manhandled the Twins, 234, in another confrontation last week. Twyman had three singles, a double and a fourmaster to lead the Indians while Q. Jackson powered two triples and two doubles to lead the winners. The Giants squeaked past the Mats on June 2, after scoring three runs in the fourth inning and the winning run in the fifth. A single by Hardy, and a double by J. Popkins were responsible for the deciding margin of victory. The Cardinals scored three times in the fifth inning for the winning edge against the Giants on May 29, 4-1. Three walks, a double to Dixson and a single by Burker resulted in the three runs that gave the Giants the win. Three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning propelled the Cubs to an 8-6 verdict over the Mets on May 31. The Cards and Braves tangled in a slugfest last week that saw the Cardinals outlast their op- ponents, 21 to 15.'.  It was a tremendous fifth inning that won the game for the Cards with the first nine men to go to the plate scoring. Most of those runners got on bise aided by bases on balls and hit batters. The Yankees got back on the winning track after their loss to the. Astros by downing the Dodgers, 13-7, on June 2. D. Romine and Troy Stam- baugh combined on the mound to stifle any large uprising by the Dodgers. Meanwhile, the Yanks scored once in the second inning, four times in the third, three times in the fourth, four times in the fifth and Once in the sixth to take the decision. Governor's Summer Y00th Employment Program To Begin The Bolivar Town Council announced that the Governor's Summer Youth Program will begin there on June 21st. Applicants, ages 14 to 21, may apply for jobs at, the Mar- tinsburg Officeof Department of Employment Security. The Summer Youth Program is an Equal Opportunity Project. "Cully" Rinaldi, had the opening prayer and then the food came and was devoured in quick fashion. After expressions of ap- preciation to all those who have given so much of their time and effort to help make the Jefferson High baseball program the great success it has been over the past five years, Ron Hansen, former major league player, who was the featured program speaker, was introduced. Hansen, who played the shortstop post for the Baltimore Orioles for a,number of years, and also played with a number of other major league clubs, spoke first of some of his experiences as a Major League ball player. Then he turned to tell the Cougar batsmen how to become major league players. He explained they must first get the attention of Major League scouts and he told the boys how that is done these days. He experienced the Scout program of the Major League baseball clubs and urged the boys to give their best at all times while on the playing field because "you never know when. or where a major league scout will be lurking." While most team sports are a respecter of size, such as foot- ball, basketball, etc., you can become a major league baseball player if you have the desire and determination, along with at least some ability, irregardless of size, Hansen said. Hansen concluded by saying thai major league baseball is today a great way to make a living, because any really good player will make enough to live great. He said if you are a great major league ball player today you will make more money than you can spend. And the speaker concluded by saying as long as the public and television con- tinue to pay high fees for the privilege of seeing the diamond stars, there is no chance the purses which many of the great players are getting these days, will shrink. Robert "Bob" Rizzo, head coach of the Cougar Jayvee baseballers, prior to presenting letters and other awards to to Todd Magaha. Bill Myers, Jr., Freddie Winston, David Boyd and Tony Smith. Jr.. the latter having stolen a total of 25 bases. Lowery said the biggest surprise of the year were such boys as Kevin Wilt, who was not supposed to even make the team and yet he did and hit at a torrid .375 pace. collecting both Jef- ferson High hits in the state playoffs in Parkersburg, one a double and the other a home run lwery went right down the list of his baseball stars, calling up their accomplishments over the past one. two or three years which they had played. He spoke of Randy Rutherford's pitching record of 10-2 on the past two seasons', the .260 batting average of Keith Carley, a boy who was not even supposed to make the squad. Lowery also praised the base running of Warren Stewart, who had] pilfered 25 of them the past] season. He made special I mention of the .347 batting mark I of Sam Dillow and also the] outstanding hitting and fielding plan of David Diehl. who was late in getting started this season because of an injury and Jim Lanham. The terrific .407 hitting mark of Jeff Reynolds, who has played for the Cougars over the past three seasons, and the 37 hits he collected and 32 runs he batted in were lauded by Coach Lowery. His 94 base hits, 17 home runs and 89 runs batted in over three years are how a new school record. Lowery presented special awards to Culiy Rinaldi, and Betty Chrisman. team statiticians and Melody Brown. special projects coordinator. The special pitching awards went to Randy Rutherford. 10-2 record and the 12-1 record of Jay Mahoney. He named Keith Carley and Sam Dillow as the winners of the unsung hero awards, Jim Lanham was the recipient of the defensive award. Donnie Hetzel, director of athletics at Jefferson High, delivered brief remarks, lauding the team's efforts the past season. enjoyment e parents of the players, the team coaches and last, but not least, the school's athletic director, who said so in his brief remarks. Keep going at them Cougars with the same vim, vigor and determination of the past and you're sure to win that state crown one of these days. Blue Ridge, Kearneys00lle Retain Softball League Leads SLO-PITCH County Sin-Pitch Softball SOFTBALL LOOP Leagues as the result of chalking STANDING OF TEAMS up victories the past week. AMERICAN LEAGUE Kearneysville defeated the TEAMS W L Job Corps batsmen by a score of Blue Ridge 6 1 20-6 with William Allen being the Moose Club 948 5 2 winning pitcher. Anthony Allen Albert's 5 2 had four hits in five trips to the Summit Point 2 5 plate in the game. one of them a Bakerton 0 7 home run. Jim MeDowell went three for four, one of them a NATIONAL LEAGUE home run, and Jason Allen and W L Jo Jo Shipe also had three hits in 6 I four times at bat. S 2 4 3 Alberts chalked .up another 2 5 pair of victories the past week, 0 7 downing the Charles Town Moose Club by a 15-6 margin and Summit Point by a score of 11-2. Also the Blue Ridge Rangers sted the Bakerton batsmen by a 14-12 margin with Marshall Grove getting the victory. TEAMS Kearneysvflle All Mountain Blood Wines Racing Stable Miilville Job Corps Both the Blue Ridge and the Kearneysville teams maintained their slim hold on the top spot in the American and National Divisions of the Jefferson Walker Fires 79 in State Golf Jefferson High golfer Scott Walker fired an g-over-par 79 in the state scholastic golf tour- nament, but his efforts weren't enough. The Cougars, 8-6 during regular season and victors in the Regional Tournament at the Canaan Valley Country Club, finished tenth of 13 teams in the year's finale, played Tuesday, May 30. at the Pines Country Club, in Morgantown. Jefferson tallied an aggregate score of 351, to finish 36 strokes off the pace of victorious Parkersburg Couth. Individual Cougars scores were: John Josephs, 84; David Joaephs,r 91 ; Duane Frazier, 97; and Joe French, 100, Tournament medalist honors went to Tom West. of Princeton High, who fired a 73. ITryout Camps For Odoles A number of tryout camps have been set throughout this area by the Baltimore Orioles according to A. R. "BUddy" Zimmerman, associate scout. All camps are open to players who are aged 16 to 22, who have written permission from their coach or post commander if they are playing American Legion and each player must bring his own personal equipment. All camps are under the supervision of Dick Bowie, Oriole Scout. The camps of local interest will be held Thursday, June 15, at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md., beginning at 9 a.m.; Thursday, June 22, at Banaker Park in Washington, D.C,, at 9 a.m.; Sunday, June 25, at New Market Park, New Market, Va., at 1 p.m., Your Eguitable Agent knows about... GROUP INSURANCE PLANS FOR SMALL FIRMS I}096 LUTMAN CHARLES TOWN. W.VA. (304) 725-2523 or (394) 26.3-8859 The Eov,lable Lde Assurance Soce1 o the Uoled Slales N Y N Y - ! f Buracker and Lebida Lead Shepherdstown to Its 3rd Consecutive County Track and Field Crown DYNAMIC THINCLAD DUO which led Shepherdstown Jr. High to the County Track and Field championship -- are, left, Robert Buracker and Bobby Lebida. Each scored 12/z points in the County meet May 22 Buracker set a county pole vault record of 10' 3" and par- ticipated in 440, 880 and mile relay squads that set county records. He also set a school record, and a stadium record, earlier in the season in the Frederick County Invitational meet when he vaulted 10' 6%". Lebida set county records in the long jump and as a member of 880 and 440-yard relay teams, and won the 120-yard low hurdles. THE WATERSLIDE .... Now At The Lovely Recreational Harpers Ferry KOA Kampgrounds One FIll Ride Per Person With This Coupon OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Hours 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Entrance Off Rt. 340 at CLIFFSIDE MOTOR INN MAY 18- 4T