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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 9 THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1978 Town Turf Club To Have "New Look" Monday Night Opening PORTS NEWS andVl EWS .BY DON RENTCH fCAR FOR WILT-- As the 1978 sports car reaches its center peak, more and Model and Challenger drivers are new cars. And defending Challenger at the Winchester, Va., Speedway, is no exception. Wilt, a former Town and an employee of the Drug Store locally, now manager of a Store in Martinsburg, has announced s 2 + 2 insignia will soon be painted on ar racer which he hopes to have ready for in about two weeks. Calvin Bayer of of Martinsburg; Wagner Chevrolet Auto Sales and Vic's Auto g, are the sponsors of the 'Which is expected to cost in the $20,000.00 [EN TO PLAY 10 -- The 1978 of the Shepherd College team, will play a schedule, it was announced this week by Walter Barr of the Rams. And of the nine of them will be against West Intercollegiate Conference foes which for a tough hard road in September, and November for the Rams. This year, a new W. Va. Conference ruling, all will participate in a round robin Schedule, which leaves only one date non-conference games. The Rams will season on September 9 by hosting powerhouse, Shippensburg at 1:30 p.m. and this will be non-conference game. Then the their long string of WVIAC will run until early November, CLUB DOUBLEHEADERS- The Turf Club will offer doubleheader on July 4th, Independence Day and 4, Labor Day, with 19 races each day. Ten races will be run in starting at 2 p.m. and nine on the starting at 7 p.m. There will for all day and night. CELEBRATION LONG -- of the Charles Town Turf Club will not be just a big one-night it will run for a week and one half, of special things scheduled to take For instance, on opening night be free admission with everyone an- of charge. Then on Tuesday night, "Buck Starts Here" night will be With the racing fans to be offered for $1. For instance, admission $1; racing form just $1; frank and ; super tub of popcorn ,$1; the new beef burger $1; and hot apple SUndae $1. And every night there will of doubles and firsts offered by the Match First County rill Coun(ry Club team as part of the Park" the Jefferson Will host the at 10 a.m. first team competition limelight will hatters as the also host match. MS W L 8 2 8 3 $ 3 5 $ 3 6 3 7 1 9 were Jefferson last Discount the Turf defeated defeated Tyeryars; AM Vets upset Moose; and Turf defeated Top Brass, 6-I. Games scheduled are: Sun- day, June 25, 1:00 -- Tyeryars versus AM Vets; 2:30 -- Discount Cars versus Moose. On Monday, June 26, 6:30 -- Moose versus Turf; and on Tuesday, at 6:30, Top Brass versus Tyeryars. Current standings show the Moose holding onto a slim half- game lead over the Turf Motel. Local Swimmers Begin YMCA Season Sixteen Jefferson County swimmers will he included in the lineup as the Hagerstown YMCA swim team opens its Interstate Swim League schedule on June 22, when they visit Guilford Hills of Chambersburg for a 6 p.m. meet. Swimming for the YMCA team are: Kadi Bozman, Jackie Willingham, Lisa Titus, Liz Titus, Lar Reed, Jenelle Reed April Reed, James Edwards Beth Edwards, Cindy Edwards, Mary Edwards, Earl Edwards, Lewis Painter, Christine Vitacco, Chet Ott, and Alicia Tyree. The team which is swimming in the Interstate Swim League for the first time is coached by Glenn Edwards, who has coached the Hagerstown YMCA winter4eam for six years. Rebuilt Racing Surface Along With Extensive Renovation Of Club House Will Greet Fans The Charles Town Turf Club will open the second half of the Eastern Panhandle thorough- bred racing season on Monday, June 26, with a completely new look, the result of the biggest overhaul since 1970 when the new clubhouse was constructed. Fans on hand for opening night will find: A completely rebuilt racing surface, providing the best track in the area. A redecorated Skyline Terrace where more than 1,500 persons can be accomodated for trackside dining. A redesigned main entrance with new lighting motif and thousands of shrubs and trees. Brilliant colors throughout with graphics scheme designed by Pat Mazzocolli. The surface of the six-furlong track at Charles Town had not been completely rebuilt for more than 10 years. When workmen complete the new surface, horse racing at Charles Town will be running over one of the best strips in the country. After getting a late start due to the extremely bad winter and then delayed again several times by rain, the workmen began the rebuilding by removing all the old surface, including the base. When all the surface and sub- surface was removed the work- men set about the task of repairing several spots in the base that had become bad over the years. The next step in the rebuilding saw workmen move in 7,000 yards of sand and loam and another 3,000 yards of stone and dust in to construct a new base. After the sand and loam were sifted to remove all rocks and to break up large clumps of dirt it was mixed together with the stone dust. This mixture was then spread over the track and rolled to form the base. The next step was to start work on the racing surface, or cushion. This is done by mixing another 7,000 yards of sand and loam. When the cushion is put on the track it is disc, tilled and harrowed and worked well to prepare it for racing. The new surface is banked six inches from the outside to the inside and will provide for better drainage as well as a better racing surface for the horses. "We are sorry we bad to in- convenience the horsemen," Charles Town General Manager William J. McDonald said. "We had to fight the weather and were delayed longer than we wanted to be but I feel that now we have one of' the best racing surfaces in the country and was well worth the extra time needed to complete it." The Turf Club will present the summer meeting, from June 26 through September 9. Racing will be offered six nights a week, Monday through Saturday with a 7:15 post time. Nine races will he run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with 10 events lis(ed for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tuesday, September 5, will be the only dark night during the meet. The Fall meet will also he conducted at Charles Town from Sept. 12 through Dec. 16. Racing will be five nights a week, Tuesday through Saturday with Mondays and Thanksgiving Day dark. Six stakes races, headed by the $25,000-added Tri-State Futurity, will be presented during the six months of racing at Charles Town while doubleheaders will be held On Independence Day, July 4, and Labor Day, September 4. Astros, Yankees Continue ASDMsion Leaders In Jefferson Little League JEFFERSON LITTLE BASEBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS AMERICAN DIVISION TEAMS W L Astros 12 O Cabs 6 4 Cardinals 5 6 Mats 4 7 Dodgers 3 8 NATIONAL DIVISION TEAMS W L Yankees 9 2 Indians 5 4 Giants 6 6 Braves 3 8 Twins 2 9 The Astros and Yankees continued their winning ways in the American and National Divisions of Jefferson Little League play and as a result continue to remain on top of their respective divisions. The Astros chalked up a pair of victories to run their perfect string to 12 and 0, to lead the American Division, while the Yankees with their pair of victories now show a 9-2 mark in the National Division. The Astros scored their llth consecutive victory on June 14 when they downed the Giants by a 6-3 score. They jumped out to a 3-I lead in the first frame and stayed in front all the 'way, with Johnson limiting the Giants to six hits to get the victory. The Astros increased their lead to 5-I in the third inning. Benton took the loss for the Giants. The Astros scored their second victory of the week on June 15 when they clobbered the Dodgers by an II-I score. They scored four runs in the first frame and were never headed as Dillow turned in a fine pitching job for them. , On June 12, the Yankees chalked up their 8th victory in I0 games, by defeating the Braves by a 6-0 score, with the Braves giving a forfeit to them when they failed to put nine players on the field in the third tuning, i Then on January 14, the Yankees scored a 9-I victory over the Cubs. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first frame and stayed in front all the way. Troy Stambaugh was the win- ning pitcher for the Yankees, limiting the Cubs to just six hits. On June 13, the Cardinals blasted the Twins by an 18-5 score after getting off to a slow start. It was a 2-I ball game until the,third frame and then the Cardinals blasted away for six big runs and they tacked on another seven runs in the fifth frame to break the game wide open. J. Jones, who worked five i innings for the Cardinals, was the winning pitcher. In other league action, the Dodgers edged the Mats by a 10-7 score on June 13 by scoring three runs in the 7th inning to break a 7-7 deadlock. On June 15, the Indians scored a 13-11 victory over the Braves and on June 16, the Giants rolled over the Cardinals by a 12-3 score. Jefferson Park Basketball League Gels Underway Action in the men's basketball league was scheduled to get underway this week at the Jefferson County Memorial Park with games set for June 26 and 29. Action will continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings through mid-August. Games begin at 6:30 and the roster has been set with some 15 players having been drafted on each of the four teams. The team cap- tains are Jimmy Peters, An- thony Herbert, Edgar Whiting and John League. Volleyball Tourney To Be Held July 8 For Festival In Palk The Third Annual Jefferson County Memorial Park coec volleyball tournament will be held on July 8, as part of the "Festival in the Park" recreation schedule. Persons desiring to enter a team in the tournament should contact Glenn Edwards at 725- 8313. Entry deadline is June 30. Zaire says Soviets "Modern day Czarests." PUTTING FINAL TOUCHES -- After an ex- tended delay due to the extremely bad weather, the big job of completely rebuilding the racing surface at the Charles Town Turf Club is just about com- plete, thus giving the track the best racing strip in the area. The above picture shows some of the top _ - - _ -_ - __ - =" _ TENNIS STROKES BY BIDDY SMOOT - _ _- _ - --_ _- . . Having already played at least once this summer, most of you in the women's league should be aware of how important the element of time is. Games scheduled at seven o'clock must be played at seven. If you need to warm up then come earlier to do so. You must vacate the courts by-eight o'clock becamm other matches are scheduled then. Warm up periods will have to be brief, since the courts must be available for young people at nine o'clock. We must be very rigid in this procedure, because matches will not be completed if we don't utilize all the time on the courts frugally. Don't feel that you have to run through a match, but on the other hand don't waste time on the court. If matches are not finished by 9 p.m. they will have to he completed some other place or some other time. Anyone who does not show up for a shceduled match on time must forfeit. This rule is definite in singles. If one player shows and another doesn't, you cannot reschedule. The player who  waited must post a forfeit to herself. Remembe -- you cannot reschedule doubles. Get substitutes if someone cannot play as dated. I know I sound like a top sergeant, but if these procedures are not followed explicitly, the summer league will he a chaotic state. Please do your individual part to facilitate the play. Singles play, Group A -- Linda Spunich over Betty Hodgson 8-I; Gall Price over Carol Kable 8-2; Claudia Testa over Maggie Whitehair 8-0; Elsie Hamstead over Barb Strader 8-5; Mary Ann Hammann over Toni Er- chak 8-3; Barbara Hall over Barbara Banner 8-2; Rachel l Hayes over Grace Vitez 8-2; Linda Spunich by forfeit from Carl Kable; Gall Price over Elsie Hamstead 8-2; Claudia Testa over Mary Ann Hammann 8-5; Barb Strader over Barb Hall 8-2. Singles, Group B -- Pat Dopsen over Carrie Showen 8-4; Lucy Athey over Jeanne Snow 8- 0; Lena Kruger over Marcia Mayberry 8-5; Pat Meehan forfeit from-Audrey Buckles; Cindy Reggi over Snowden Kisner 8-3; Gaff Smallwood forfeit from Mary F. Hockman; Pat Dopson over Jeanne Snow 8- 2; Lena Kruger over Carrie Showen 8-2; Lucy Athey over Audrey Buckles 8-0; Pat Meehan over Gall Smallwood 8-I. soil and servicing material being placed upon the racing strip and with the completion of this task, along with some rolling and grading, the track is expected to be in top shape for the opening of the second half of the Eastern Panhandle racing season Monday night, June 26. .Your Equitable Agent knows about... MORTGAGE INSURANCE FOR YOUR HOME DOUG LUTMAN CHARLES TOWN. W. VA. (304) 725-2523 or (304) 263-8859 The Eaulable Life Assurance Society of lhe Umled Stales. N Y r N Y Harpers Ferry Twins Clinch One Division Potomac Little League; Others Still Undecided Potomac Little League is I Senators playing Leetown and wrapping up its regular season I the Dodgers playing Pirates It. this week after a most successful I The Shepherdstown Angels spring. The three divisions have [ meanwhile have completed their all been hotly contested and with  season with an 8-4 record and all one week left, only the regular[ division has a winner. Last year's tournament champion, the Twins of Harpers Ferry, have clinched that Division with 11 wins, 2 losses and one game to play. The Millville Giants, Leetewn Pirates and Shenan- doay Junction Senators all have 4 losses and this week's play will determine their Twins. In the Senior circuit thq division lead has changed hands several times with the Shepherdstown Cardinals holding a slim game lead over the Leetown Bluebirds and I game o the Charles Town A's. This Week's play will determine a league champion or cham- pions. In the minor division we find the closest race of all. Prior to Monday nights battles, the Leetown Pirates and the Pirates II were tied for 1st place with identical 8-3 records. Both teams were in action with the Jr. Doubles: Marge Fargo-Judy McGeehee over pat Dopson- Betty Dickey 8-5; Jodie Carter- Carrie Showen over Pat Meehan-Audrey Buckles 8-0; Mary F. Hockman-Gail Smallweod over Cindy Reggi- Dot Caperton 8-2. they could do was hope that bath Leetown teams falter Th regular season standings will become significant later this week as Potomac League begins its post-season tournaments. On Sunday afternoon, June 25, six of the seven regular division teams will vie for three semi-final slots while the Twins, as regular season champs will automatically advance to the Turn To Page 10 Women's Tennis League Victors Decided In Class A Group; Class B Winners Too Upon completion of competition in the Women's Tennis League, winners in all groups have been decided. Pictured above are the victors in the "A" group. Left to right, Gail Price, third place; Ann Hilton, second place; and Linda Spunich, first place. Other winners, not pictured, were: Clissy Funkhouser, first; Carol Kable, second and Betty Hodgson, third in "B" group; Elaine Begeman, first; Patsy Noland, second and Jerry Orser, third, in "C" group; with Barb Strader and Lynn Umscheid, doubles champs. r PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FOR YOU Mercedes-Benz AND TOYOTA BY "The People Who Care About You and Your Automobile" At WINCHESTER TOYOTA 1835 Valley Ave,, Winchester, Va. 22601 667-9200 Factory Parts & , Accessories Factory Trained Mechanics