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PORTS NEWS and VI EWS .DON RENTCH LOSS PITCHERS -- John Lowery, of Danny's Auto Sales baseball rePorts e loss of the two top pitchers on has really hurt the club as far as ball games. Lowery said Terry Stout, at the start of the season would the mainstays of the team's mound the team a short time ago and signed Greencastle team of the Maryland Then to add more problems to the pit- Lowery said Jay Mahoney has been team only sparingly and may not con- the team's mound staff. As of Friday, only one victory in eight games play and one in five games in league lone victory for Danny's came in a the Blue Sox of Martinsburg. Won the first game by a 5-3 score, but the second one by a margin of 10-7. John the locals to the victory. Lowery he can come up with more depth in staff, his team is going to have very many ball games. WITH TWO WINS -- Unlike tracks where one or two drivers action, this year at the Hagerstown a total of 14 different drivers have t Checkered flag in the 20 contests run up g. Only one driver has been able a total of three features, young Steve Who makes a 200-mile round trip to Hagerstown every Sunday evening. the Challenger division. The ,only to win more than one time up to was DaveWilt, of Charles Town who had two victories. FORCES RETIREMENT -- On Ireton High School of Alexandria, baseball coach as a result of to blindness. It was three years Rentch, son of Mr. and Mrs. formerly of Martinsburg, walked of Harry Swaney, dirertor of t Bishop Ireton High and appJed for that school's baseba] team. L little unusual since the vast majority in the country, require the coach to be a member of the school faculty. kad attended George Washington Several years, but he did not hold a and was not a member of the Swaney said since Larry had an baseball background, having played a number of years, he hired him. he did not know it at the time, but  fotmd out that he hired more than a when he hired Larry Rentch. Rentch was as valuable to the respects as well as baseball. Rentch took over the school's under floundering conditions. Rentch said he wanted to build a program at Bishop lreton. Larry made, Swaney said was to schedule with big Class-AAA Jefferson County's Cougars. all the schools Bishop Ireton more talent and manpower than And yet the Cardinals managed tough opposition for every team past season Bishop Ireton's very close to winning the Virginia championship. The Cardinals of three games in the state playoffs Winding up in third place with a Lion game and with the end also came the end of Rentch's Bishop Ireton. Stepping down was not easy for Larry, Va., businessman, who Swaney his heart and for the kids and Swaney said Rentch did not salary which went with the He just loved baseball and working Larry would still be with the if it were not for the fact that he on both eyes and went blind could not even see the players on he final state playoff game Ireton participated, Larry's so bad he had to ask the players to going on out on the field. And when it gets to the point you an umpire over a call because see for yourself where the ball is then it's time to retire, even game and the work you are so much. Since his retirement, surgery for removal of and so far as is known, the surgery Larry may be remembered by High's baseball fans and he is by Cougar Coach John the Bishop Cardinals and Jef- met a number of times, SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1978 Turf Fast-Pitch Tournament Is, Saturday, Sunday Another big softball tour- nament will be one of the sports highlights in Jefferson County this weekend, with the Turf Motel Invitational Fast-Pitch tournament to be staged Saturday and Sunday, July I-2 at the Leetown Fast-Pitch League park. John Snow, of the Turf Motel team, said the tournament is being sponsored by Jay's Sunoco, Peoples Bank of Charles Town and Sheetz's Florists of. Charles Town and that a total o 12 of the top fast-pitch softball teams in the section and area, will be participating. Five of the teams will be from the Jefferson County Fast-Pitch League. They are: the Charles Town Moose, Turf MotelL, Thoroughbreds, Discount Cars , In Youth Tennis Jefferson Park JEFFERSON MEMORIAL PARK YOUTH TENNIS STANDINGS TEAMS Wl Lions 3 0 Vikings 3 1 Trojans 2 1 Bears 2 1 Wildcats 0 2 Blue Devils 0 2 Tigers 0 3 Results Past Week June 19, Vikings 7, Wildcats 2; Lions 8 Tigers 1 June 20, Trojans 5, Blue Devils 4; Bears 5, Wildcats 4 June 21, Lions 8, Trojans I June 22, Bears 8, Tigers I; Trojans 5, Vikings 4; Vikings 5, Tigers 4 June 23, Lions 9, Blue Devils 0; Vikings 5, Bears 4 The Lions won all three of their outings in the opening week of the Jefferson Memorial Park youth tennis league. Close behind the defending champion Lions team are the Vikings, Trojans, and Bears, with only one loss each. "- _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- --- -- --_--_-_- _-L____ -C__ TENNIS STROKES BY BIDDY SMOOT In this column I have often tried to express my belief that winning in any endeavor is more than coming in first place. It is giving your best, whether it be in the field of athletics or in the arena of mankind. In recent weeks in our com- munity, we've had two par- ticipants pass from our ranks who were definitely "winners" --Fred Byrer, a lawyer in the "To Kill a Mocking Bird" style, who took a personal interest in his clients, and who on many occasions, tried to reconcile a faltering marriage because he believed in its sanctity -- and Mrs. Mary Browse, who was still competing and contributing into her 90's, playing cards and enjoying her walks -- a very friendly lady -- the first person to visit me when we moved into her neighborhood-- bringing me a loaf of mpkin bread. Thank God for these "win- ners", and the happy memories they will leave with those who' knew tllem.. SINGIES A Toni Erchak edged Grace Vitez 9-7; Rachel Hayes won over Barb Benner 8-4; Linda Spunich outstroked Maggie Whitehair 8-0; Mary Ann ! and Tyeryar's of Frederick, Md. Other outstanding tems coming in to participate in the tourney are: Carlton Lounge of Baltimore, Md.; the Henderson , Hall Marines of Arlington, Va.; Skip's Tavern and Rita's Tavern of Baltimore; Manassas Grey's of Manassas, Va.; the National Premium of Annapolis, Md., and Payer's of Charlottesville, @a. The tournament action will get underway Saturday at 9 a.m. and the playing of the tour- nament championship game will start Sunday afternoon about 3 p.m. The tournament will be d double elimination play with a team not to be out of play until they have lost twice. With completion of tour- nament play, trophies will be awarded. .  LADLES' GOLF i NANCY ROTH On June 15th, we had the pleasure of taking part in the Holly Hills Ladies Invitational. What a delightful place that is! For being a comparatively new course it is in very good shape. On thing that partioularly struck me as being outstanding was the ladies' tee. They were just like carpet. The club house is something to see. Such elegance is to be seen  .ed.=. This was their firsf In- vitational. They had 94 guests and the tournament was run just like clock work. Helen Wright, Ann Groves and this reporter were all on winning teams. It was a most enjoyable day. The tournament for Ladies Day on Thursday, June 22, was a "Beat the Pro" match. Lucille Rober[son, Edna Clendening and this reporter played the 9- hole event with "the Pro", Jake, and he showed no mercy. All the way through the entire match Jake complained about how bad he was playing. However, he did manage to squeak ant a one over nar 37. Out of 10 women there was only one among us who could manage to 'beat the pro's' net 34. That was Ethlyn McDonald, who, playing her best round of the season, had a net 33. Good gain' Eth, you're looking good. Low Putts winner was Nancy Roth, who was tickled with just 29 putts because the rest Of her game was bad! In our Chip-in Dept. we had quite a bit of activity. On No. 8, Ruby Propst chipped in to save bogey; Ina Merchant chipped in on No. 12 to save par, and on No. 11, from 30 yards out, Margie Brown chipped in for a sterling birdie. I just have to tell this because I think it is hilarious and the victim was laughing so hard she could hardly tell it. On No. I0 Barbara Hooper teed her ball up, took a mighty swing and completely whiffed the ball. Now a whiff, folks, is when you take a swing at the ball and hit nothing but air. After she finally got the ball off the tee and struggled to the green, to make bad matters worse, she putted 3. Oh, what a humbling game this game of golf Hammann bested Betty Hodgson 8-0; Gall Price squeaked by Barbara Hall 9-8; Claudia Testa outstreked Grace Vitez 85; Barb Strader edged Rachel Hayes 9-7; Toni Erchak wen over Barb Benner 8-4; Linda Spunich took Elsie Hamstead 8-2; Mary Ann Hammann, routed Maggie Whltehair 8-0; Barb Hall overpowered Carol Kable 8-1. SINGLES B Pat Dopson bested Lena Kruger 8-3; Cindy Reggi out-. stroked Carrie Showen 8-0; Gall Smallwood by forfeit from Lucy Athey; Marcia Mayberry gained over Jerry Orser 7-1; Pat Meehan over Elaine Begeman 8- 1; Pat Dopson over Audrey Buckles SO; Lena Kruger over Turn To Page 12 JADE CHARLEY CHOSEN SWIMMER OF WEEK Shown above is Jade Charley, who was chosen as the "Swimmer-of-the-Week" by the Jefferson Park swim team for her outstanding per- formance in the swim meet against the Frederick, Md., YMCA team last week. Jade broke three team records in three individual events she participated in. These records were in the backstroke, breaststroke and individual medley. Her performance was especially 'rewarding because it was the first meet of the season after limited practice. (Photo by Tim Sinn) Only Two Games i frSeCo.nd in the lOO IM, and 100 i__. um .  .. I Kadi Bezman was second in LaSt Week :00ummn l the girls 13-1, ny, and tbird in ...... --- l beth the 50 free and 100 taint Lltlle League J breaststreke. Alicia Tyree was third in both the 200 IM and 100 Only two games were played in the Summit Point Little League hst week, one game having been rained out. On June 20th the Braves defeated the Rangers by a score of 10 to 8. Clifford Hale was the winning pitcher and the losing pitcher was Mike Ring. For the Braves, Tommy Clatterbuck had three hits including two home runs and Jeff Burns had two hits. For the Rangers, David McMahn had hits and Philip Tayt had. two. On Thursday evening the Pirates won their first game by defeating the Rangers 20 to 19 in a game that went seven innings. J. D. Davis was the winning pitcher and Herb Payne the losing pitcher. For the Pirates J. D. Davis and William Curry had two hits each. Philip Taylor hit a home run for the Rangers. The team Standings at this time are: Braves, won ten and lost eight; Rangers, won three and lost six; Pirates, won 1 lost 8. The boys are raising funds for the league's expenses by raffling off a 15 lb. country" shoulder which will be given away at the picnic which will he held on July 9 following the official closing of the season. ISwimmers Maryland Meet For Jefferson Ten Jefferson county swim- mers scored points, as the Hagerstown YMCA swim team successfully opened its In- terstate Swim League schedule with a 349-212 win over homestanding Guilford Hills of Chambersburg on June 22. In the 8 and under division, Jeanette Reed placed first in the medley relay, and 100 IM, and second in both the 50 free, and 25 breaststroke for girls. Earl Edwards was second in the 8 and under boys 25 free, and third in the 25 hackiha'ry E'{vards was third in the 9-10 girls 50 i breaststroke. Lisa Titus was 'fwst in the 11-12 girls 100 free, 100 IM, and free relay, and second in the 50 back. Larry Reed was first in the II-12 boys medley clay and breaststroke, and WANTED! back for 13-14 girls. Beth Ed- wards was third in the 13-14 girls 100 free. James Edwards was first in both the 50 free and free relay, and second in both the 100 back and 100 breaststroke for boys 13-14. Jackie Willingham was third in both the 200 IM and 100 back for 15-18 girls. April Reed and Lewis Painter showed marked improvement in their events in this meet. The YMCA team will host MssSpring on July S, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hagerstown YMCA. FARM RELIEF BILLS The Senate has approved a package of farm-relief bills that government economists say would add at least $100 a year to an average three- person family's food bill. iii illlllUl i ill] RELMBLE MAN Between 30- 50 Years Old For Full- Time Mechanic REFERENCES REQUIRED HILLS GULF SERVICE DIAL 725. 7809 - 4301 n. George Street Cherlos Town, W.Va. Blue Ridge, Kearneysville Retain Lead SIo-Pitch Loop, But Alberts Close Up Gap JEFFERSON COUNTY SLO-PITCH LEAGUE STANDING OF TEAMS AMERICAN DIVISION TEAMS W L Blue Ridge t 3 Albem 8 3 Moose 948 7 8 Summit Point 6 7 Bekerton 1 11 NATIONAL DIVISION TEAMS W L Kearneysville 11 1 All Mountain Blood 9 4 Wines Racing stable 8 S Millville 3 10 Job Corps 0 11 on Tuesday, June 20, Kear- neysville beat All Mountain Blood 11-6, with William Allen the winning pitcher. Steve Holmes and James McDowell each had 4 hits and each had a home run. Jason Cellens was 2-2, Don Baer was 3-3, Frank Hardy was 3-3, while Millard Engle had a homer for All Mountain Blood. In the second game Tuesday, Summit Point beat Bakerton. On Thursday, June 22, Alberts beat the Moose 8-3 with Lewis Palmer the winning, pitcher. Nerve Caniford 2 hits; ]ill Hnak, Lewis Palmer and Don Ain- sworth also had 2 hits, In the second game, Wines' Racing table beat Millville 21-5 with John McDonald the winning pitcher. Donald McDonald had 3 hits, while Francis Smallwood, James McDonald, Roger Carey, Pat Stoneburger and John McDonald each had 2 hits. James McDonald had a homer. On Sunday in the first game, Kearneysville beat Moose 31-15, with Alfred Clinton the winning pitcher. Steve Holmes was 4-4 with 3 homers; Bo Morris was 4- 5 with 2 homers; Alfred Clinton was 4-5; James McDowell 3-5 with 2 homers; Anthony Allen 3-5 with 2 homers and Walter Brown was 2-3. In game 2, Wines' Racing Stable heat Bakerton 11- h with John McDonald the mming pitcher. Donald Mc- onald, ,Terry Harder, Pat I Stoneburger and Brian Staubs j had 2 hits and Francis ] Smaliwood and Junior Weller I had 3 hits. n In game 3, All Mountain BLood heat Blue Ridge 12-5 with Don Beer, F. Hardy, Alien Weller, Dave Himes had 2 hits with one of Allen Wllers being a homer; 11 NOW IN .PROGRESS SEMI- ANNUAL -qALE 20% TO 19)% REDUCTIONS FROM OU R REGULAR PRICES SUITS: Norwood originally slO0 to si30 .... from s59" Hospel originally s 115 to s 140 .... from s91 vs Donzinl originally s 145 to s 165.. from s 10 I'S Cricketeer originally $145 ........ from $1 15" Botany and PBM originally s160 to '175.. from s127" Hart Schaffner & Marx originally s235 to s260..from $164" SPORT COATS: Norwood originally s70 to sO0 ...... from s48's Cricketeer originally s75 ........... from s52 ta Botany and PBM originally s85 to SlO0 ..... from ssgee Hart Schaffner & Marx originally s150 to '!60.. from s104  LOUDOUN STREET MALL DOWHTOWH.WINCHESTER Denny Painter and Denny Ott having 3 hits for Blue Ridge; Glenn Everhart and Don White were 4-4. In game 4, Summit Point beat Millville 13-4 with Alien Brady the winning pitcher, while Dennis Ballenger had 4 hits, Dave Jenkins, Greg Mills, Mark Rotruck each had 3 hits and Grant Megargee and Danny Jenkins bad 2 hits. F pest 193 after N holes, to take the title for the Member-Guest tournament at Sleepy Hollow on Sunday. Hampered most of the year With a sore shoulder, Blackford was on his game for the big one. "For the first time this year I was able to swing without pain", said the likeable Blackford when asked about his physical con- dition. "I thought I would never see that day again. But the recovery, sure came at a good Ume".s played the  front rllne of e second day's medal play in 33 to set the stage for his team's success. Two strokes back of the leaders was the team of Howard Adkins-Glenn Jenkins at 195. First round leaders John Simons , and BillSchmidt had to settle for Turn To Page 12