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12 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE Porsches were featured last weekend at the Summit Point Raceway. Rod Thorn at WVU One of WestVirginia University points and averaged 22.5 points a moving into the basketball's all-time leading scor- game. ment. ers has left the offices of the Na- In his three seasons, Thorn Villanova beat tional Basketball Association to be- scored a total of 1,785 points and NCAA game. come the president of that league's ranks fifth all-time on the scoring In 1963, WVU New York Nets. list. Southern Rod Thorn, who played for the Thorn's career scoring averageRichmond, Furman, Mountaineers from 1960-through- was 21.8, which is the fourth high- in the tournament 1963, had been the vice president est in school history, the NCAA Toun of NBA basketball operations for He ranks seventh all-time in re- In the East Re more than a decade, bounds with a total of 912 in his 82 delphia, West Vir Thorn played his high school games, necticut and basketball in Princeton before During Thorn's three seasons at Park, Maryland moving to West Virginia. WVU, the team's overall record was Joseph's and As a junior (and players could 70-18 and Thorn was the team cap- University in a only play three years of varsity tain in his senior year. With the Net~, basketball during his years as a The Mountaineers were the team that was 31-51 Mountaineer) Thorn scored 688. Southern Conference champions in son, but does have points and averaged 23.7 points a 1962, beating Richmond, Georgetion in the draft this game. Washington, and Virginia Tech in Thorn will re As a senior, Thorn scored 652 the post-season tournament andthan $1 million a Nets. The Jefferson County Little Kessel, Marcus Allen, Kylee League has announced its All-Star Griffith, Pat Marrone, Jeff Craze, teams for the June-July post-sea- David Smith, Tyler Greenstreet, son tournaments, and Danny Seal. Manager---Billy Senior League Hildebrand, Coach---Harry Weller, Terry Mumaw, Josh Weister, Coach---Dean Griffith. Ryan Lipscomb, Rob Lipscomb, 12-Year-Old American League Donell Lee, Stevie Davis, Steven Sean Adams, Josh Brown, Kozak, Shanen Cogan, Justin Quinn Clark, Jonathan Hash, Dailey, Marlon Dibble, Seth Mike Myers, Roger Painter, Bran- Osbourn, John Weister, and Kevin don Piper, Chris Regalia, Eddie Cole. Schottroffe, Josh Shepherd, Bruce Manager---Doug Nichols, Terris, and Doug Walp. Manager--- Coaches---Tony Jamison, Scott BruceTerris, Coach---MarkAdams, Cogan. Coach---Chris Barker. Junior League ll-Year-Old American League Darrell Rakes, Billy Powell, Wes Beans, Eric Brown, Justin Spencer Weller, Shane Fisher, Mike Carey, Adam Christman, Jesse Twigg, Justin Nichols, Adam Hough, Aaron Kessel, Kyle Kopenhaver, Will Link, Josh Nicewarner, Chris Seal, Nelson Snyder, and Matthew Staubs. Man- ager---Mac Shuff, Coach---Billy Beans, Coach---Mike Barker. "" " "-" -uoipnlns Swimmers 9-10-Year-Old American League Ua2e Morris Breeden, Scott Bush- Measure o rstown man, Bill Cabral, Brandon Campbell, Tony Citro, Travis Dube, Eddie Francowic, Josh Nuce, Steve The Jefferson Park Dolphins Peters, Justin Stambaugh, Chris Swim Team defeated the Stewart, Tom Van Vliet, and B. J. Hagerstown YMCA, 505-259, in its Wilt. Manager---Teresa Lindsey, first meet of the summer. Coach---Brian Wilt, Coach---Craig Jami Cross, Jake Iden, and Mat- Stambaugh. thew Polonchak had four blue rib-12-Year-Old National League bons each. Jordan Diehl, Rob Glod, Justin Three medley .relay teams took firsts. Grantham, Tyler Hockman, Wes Jenkins, Ronnie Lemon, Brendan Tiffany Hamilton, Bret Caling,McLaughlin, Matt Miller, Robbie Jami Cross, and Dwight Marcus Miller, Travis Nichols, Zack Snyder, comprised one team. Stephanie and Mark Tusing. Manager--- King, Polonchak, Katherine Fields, Tommy Hoffmaster, Coach--- and Veronica DeMary another, and Lindsay Wilt, Iden, Jason Miller, Jimmy Nichols, Coach---Steve and Carly Houghton a third relay McLaughlin. ll-Year-Old National League unit. Trevor Berry, Justin Breeden, Cross and Eli Apperson won 25-Mark Carter, Ronnie Dillow, Josh yard sprints. DeMary, Iden, and Dowdy, Scott Jenkins, Tyler Metz, Missy Lancaster won 50-yard Ryan Nibert, Travis Smith, Gerald sprints. Stottlemyer, Matt Tiano, and Bran- Jason Miller, Megan Corley, don Wilt. Manager---Dave Smith, Polonchak, and Cross won the indi- Coach---Brad Wilt, Coach---Lou vidual medley relay. Tiano. Fields, Polonchak, Brittany Wilfong, Chris Hare, Alex Sollars, 9-10-Year-Old National League and Marcus won butterfly events. Pat Bowman, Brett Caraway, Dylan Coffman, Brian Galford, O.J. Hanna Bouberhan, Kendra Gavin, D. Jones, Steve Marrone, Cross, Onshia Webster, Iden, and Aaron Mauch, Ryan Miller, Jordan Lancaster won 100-yard freestyle Sirbaugh, Thomas Smoot, and Kyle races. Apperson, Corley, and Walker. Manager---Johnny Dailey, DeMary won in backstroke races. Coach---Chris Jenkins, Coach---Pat Tiffany Hamilton, Will Corley,Marrone. Polonchak, Nick Widmyer, ll-12-Year-Old Softball Houghton, and Devin McMillan Emma Byrne, Jessica Dibble, won in backstroke events. Dwight Marcus, Veronica Jessica Gauvin, Jodie Haynes, Emily Liston, Cindy (Lisa) Miller, Marcus, Cross, Caling, Anna-Claire Cassandra Nagel, Andrea Ranalli, Bowers, Polonchak, and Iden won breaststroke races. Hamilton, Nikki Rife, Leah Scarborough, Lancaster, amd McMillan also won Brooke Shipe, and Katlin Thorsell. breaststroke races. Coaches---Tojo Shipe, Beth Ann In freestyle relays the four- Shipe, Bessie Nelson, and Debbie somes of Logan Wilt, Apperson,Shepherd. Lisa Schneider, and Alex Sollars won once and as did the unit corn- JCYFL TRYOUTS prised of Susan Rudy, DeMary, Nikki Smith, and Patrick Corley. Jefferson County Youth Football The Dolphins have home meets and Cheerleading for ages 8- today at 6 p.m. against through-12 will hold registration Martrinsburg and on July 19 at 6, on the following dates: July 15 from 9 a.m.-12 noon; July 16 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; July 22 from 9 a.m.-12 WVU BASKETBALL noon; July 23 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. MEN'S CAMPS The tryouts will be July 29 at 9 a.m. and July 30 at 2 p.m. West Virginia University's All signups and the tryouts will men's basketball team camp will take place at Charles Town Jr. be June 29-through-July 2 in High/Middle School. A birth certifi- Morgantown. The cost is $210 for cate must be shown at registration. residential campers and $185 for There is a $25 registration fee. day campers. For more information All football and cheerleading contact Drew Catlett at 304-293- equipment is provided as is insur- 2193. ance. For more information call WVU BASKETBALL Jimmy Pierson at 725-0552, Missy WOMEN'S CAMPS Wa 11 a t 8 7 6- 1 0 1 3o r West Virginia University's www women's basketball camp for play- ers 13-through-17 will start on Au- BOY 'S BASKE'r B ALL I gust 27 in Morgantown. The cost is Shepherd will host two boy's $100. For more information call basketball camps this summer.The Selese Neal at 304-293-3508. first camp is for ages 7-through-12 and will operate July 10 through WVU BASEBALL CAMPS July 13 from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the West Virginia University's base- Butcher Center on campus. The ball commuter camp will be July cost of that camp is $85. 16-through-20 and July 23- The second session is for ages through-27 in Morgantown. Play- 13-through-18 and will operate ers aged 12-through-18 may at-from July 17 through July 20 from tend. The cost is $295 for residen- 8 a.m.-12 noon. the cost of that ses- tial campers and $205 for day sion is $95. For more information campers. For more information call or an application, call Shepherd Mike Hampton at 304-293-2308 coach Denny Alexander at (304) ext. 5558. 876-5264. By Bob Madison Uh, oh. ! -~<~ Ten losses in a row for the Ori- : ; oles. What can be done to keep this team from falling below Minnesota and Detroit and becoming (shud- der) the worst team in the Ameri- can League? The first thing is: Don't let Syd Thrift make any trades that might be forthcoming. As uncompromisingly bad as owner Peter Angelos has been at refusing trades that general man- agers Pat Gillick and Frank Wren had made, he at least has some : sense of the future as compared with Thrift. Angelos wants to make at least ? one trade of note before the July 31 "deadline" where players don't have to pass through waivers to be moved. The reason Angelos wants a trade is to cut his payroll---pure and simple. Thrift isn't a capable judge of baseball talent--- not young minor : leaguers, not players now in the ~,~ >~**i*i~', majors, not free agents still in high school or college not anybody! Angelos had better let his scouts tell him who can help the Orioles in future years. If he relies on Thrift, this team has yet to bottom out. The years 2001 and 2002 will see even darker seasons if Thrift is al- : . lowed to make trade decisions. : ~. : The Orioles have players : ~ :.~ i: Angelos wants to be rid of, mostbe- :~ ~.~ cause their salaries gall him. Who are the most marketable players Angelos has? B.J. Surhoff. Scott Erickson. Mike Bordick. Charles Johnson. And two players with little trade value but who Angelos would like to shed from his payroll--- Delino DeShields and Harold Baines. Erickson is the player whose situation is most pressing. He becomes a "5 and 10" man next week. That means he will have been with the same team for five years and will have been in the major leagues for 10 years and can From top to bottom, veto any trade made by any team Jordan Diehl, Kylee Grifflt]~ for his services. and Justin Dailey. Erickson must be traded before he can stop one from being made. His arm operation in March makes his value something less "~----~razy Horse Cruises than it had been, but there are . pitching-desperate teams all over A team from Hagerstown, Crazy the baseball map, including Cleve- , Horse/Tmmap, won the the Class C land and some National League slow-pitch softball tournamentpretender-contenders. held in the county last weekend By the time the Orioles are that qualified it for the national again ready to poke their head tournament in Marietta, Georgia above the .500 mark, Erickson will in late September. be sliding fast down the wrong side The Rangers of the local slow-of the effectiveness mountain. pitch league were beaten, 19-15, by Trade him. Trade him for less Crazy Horse2]Xrump in the champi- than full value if necessary. onship game. As for Surhoff, it is a shame he Pork Wallech (who pitched for is now 35-years old, He is one of the Shepherd College) led Crazy few Baltimore players still hus- Horse/Trump with a .692 batting fling, still productive, still a hugely average, while Donny Gipe, Steve positive influence through every Barrett, Bobby McPherson, Ronny phase of his life. Brown, Jeff Foltz, and Chris Custer If he goes elsewhere, some team all batted at least .630 in the is getting a gem. If he stays, team's winning effort. Surhoff will again reach near the Shepherd College and women's ers who have learned the iunda- basketball coach Betsy Blose will mentals and are interested in play- again host a Nike Girls Basketball ing high school basketball, (3) for Camp on campus from July 23 advanced high school players seek- through July 27. ing to improve skills, play a better Nike camps are for girls 8-17 team game and increase their con- years old and features 30 hours of tribution to the varsity or junior basketball instruction. There are varsity team. three instructional levels as well as The camp is open to resident drills, contests, full court games, and daycampers and runs Sunday camp T-shirts, a camp yearbook, through Thursday. The cost for a and Nike prizes. ~ resident camper is $395 and costs The skill levels are: (1) for girls $245 for a day camper. beginning team play who seek to Contact coach Blose at (304) develop and refine fundamental 876-5170 at Shepherd for more in- skills, (2) pre-high school age play- formation on this camp. .300 level with his batting average Mercedes, and the this season, already been in Mike Bordick is like Surhoffand swer any questions. Cal Ripken---the integrity of this It is younger team. might be able to get Bordick is a free agent after this The Orioles' 2000 season. That is the lone rea- teur free agents went son he would be traded because he directed by Frank is having the best offensive season Thrift. But those of his career, and five years Every contender---and that is all the teams save the Orioles and leagues. a few others---wants more catch- Outfielder Larry [ ing. Johnson would be the starter that 1999 draft and for most teams. His salary and con- chance to play well tract that runs for several more leagues. seasons make Angelos, his two But most of that sons who have free run in the Bal- pitching. And those timore front office, and even Thrift be coming think he is expendable, til the 2003 season, ift Baines may be at the end of his If the Yankees productive career. He'll probably "steal" a minor end the season with a "contender" from them. If and then quietly retire. Erickson, make them DeShields, on the athletic sur- Class AAA face, appears to be a benefit to any younger. team. But he is not. His fielding is Trade Charles that bad. minor league He has little trade value be- scouts say can cause he makes in excess of $4-mil- Bordick should lion a year and had several years price. The Mets ,left before his contract runs out. badly and they have Saving money might be the onlypects only a year reason Baltimore makes a trade. Trades won't It has few prospects---if any---at term problems. the Class AAA level. Ryan Minor That is why won't solve anything. He can't run. to be a bad team can't field, will hit no more than No one can .235, and will not hit many home Thrift, Angelos' tw01 runs. 1980-1998 scouting Calvin Pickering can't play atupon the baseball all. That There may be a pitcher, or even jealousy chased this two, at Rochester that may give the the baseball Dark team some decent service. None of And the light the players---Calvin Maduro, Jose least three more Shepherd Women's Basketball ( of two summer camps last week at Center. The next camp runs from July the