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TwoJeff-e00n 00)unty [Kearneysville Winners ale-Pitch 4th Tourname Gnrls Win East Coast ; -- Arm Wrestling Crowns Within a period of less than two years arm wrestling and wrist wrestling has become so popular in Charles Town and Jefferson County that it has produced two East Coast Professional Ladies' Arm '- Wrestling champions. On July I, at King's Dominion, Va., the East Coast Ladies' Arm Wrestling championships were held and Martha Grove of Ranson, shown on the left, is holding the large trophy she won for winning the East Coast Heavyweight Championship among women arm wrestlers and on the right Rhonda Barrow, who resides in the mountain section east of Charles Town, is shown with her trophy for winning the Lightweight Championship. These are the first two local girls to win these high honors in arm wrestling. And for their winning efforts, both girls will travel to Kansas City, Kansas, on September 16, for the National Wrist Wrestling Championships and then on to California for the National Arm Wrestling Championships on October 14. In addition to this honor, the Charles Town Arm Wrestling team also won the East Coast Team Championship for men and women. Other members of the local team also brought back second and third place awards in various in- dividual .phases of the East Coast Championship matches. Over 200 contenders par- ticipated in the East Coast Championship events. Randy Rutherford, Two Others Ink Shepherd Baseball Papers Randy Rutherford, one of Jefferson High's best pitchers this past season and one of the top schoolboy batsmen in the area this Summer, along with two top Virginia schoolboy players, have signed letters of intent to play baseball at Shepherd College next season, it was announced this week by bead coach Mike Jacobs. Rutherford, a 5-10 youngster who propelled Jefferson High's Cougars to a highly successful season last year, has also been pitching outstanding ball for the Brunswick, Md., American Legion batsmen this Summer with a 7-0 record. At Jefferson, be played a major role in the Cougars getting into the state playoffs and was named as one of the two top pitchers on the Cougar squad this past season. Also joining the Shepherd pitching staff next season will be John David Cox, called one of the best pitchers in the Virginia High School leagues. Cox, a 180- pound, 6-1 hurler from James W. Robinson High in Fairfax, Va., posted a 5-1 record last season. At J. W. Robinson last season, Cox was named an all-district and all-regional player, he is the third pitcher with less than 1.0 earned run averages to sign with Shepherd this year. Ray DeArmitt, a former second baseman at Oakton High in Vienna, Va., posted a .355 batting average at Oakton and was named as an All-Regional player. He was also selected for the Great Falls District All-Star team. The Rams are in a re-building stage Of their baseball program, coming off a 10-16 over-all and 9- 9 Conference record this past season. Park Junior Nettem Gets Second Victory The Jefferson Park junior tennis team raised its season record to 2-0, with a rain- abbreviated 9-1 win over visiting Fountainhead Country Club of Hagerstown on July 8. Winning singles matches for Jefferson Park were Deirdre Didden Sidney Ramey, Harry Barker, David Ramsburg, Powetl Owens, Monte KelLer, Craig Kershner, Kenny Cameron, and David Didden. The Jefferson Park juniors are scheduled to visit Clarke County on July 14 at 10 a.m. for their next match. Computer search finds mil- itary personnel on .welfare. Jefferson County Slo-Pitch softball league, demonstrated on the July 4th weekend why they had an II-I record when there was a break in league play, but winning the Slo-Pitch Tour- nament staged on the Halltown diamonds. Kearneysville went un- defeated in tournament play, with Smith Construction of Jefferson, Md., finishing second; Sportsman of Harrisonburg, Va., third and Brunswick Ambulance of Brunswick, Md., was fourth Hagerstown, Md., Motors TENNIS STROKES finished sixth. All of the six top teams were presented trophies. With completion of the tour- nament, Allen of the Kear- neysville team was named as the most valuable player in the tournament and the All Moun- tain Blood batsmen of the Jef- ferson Slo-Pitch league were presented the sportsmanship trophy. A total of 20 teams par- ticipated in tournament play, all of them coming from Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. Summit Point Little League Winds Up Execellent Season With Trophy Presentations The Summit Point Little League wound up its season with a picnic held at the baseball field at the South Jefferson Elementary School on Sunday. Prior to the picnic two post- season games had been played between the Braves and the All- Stars, a team composed of players from the other two teams in the league. In the first of these, the Braves defeated the All-Stars by a score of 12 to 7. Clifford Hale was the winning pitcher and the loser was Keith [,owe. For the Braves Paul Rudolph had 3 hits and Clifford Hale and Tommy Clatterbuck had 2 hits apiece. The Braves were successful again in the second game, defeating the All-Stars by a score of 12 to I. The winning pitcher was Danny.Clatterbuck and the loser was Herb Payne. Clifford Hale had three runs for the Braves including a home rtnl. At the picnic on Sunday a number of trophies were awarded. The league-leading -Braves were presented with individual trophies which were given to the boys by Lee and Bunny Hahn. Trophfes fbr lest' sportS- manship were awarded to Stacey Cooper of the Braves; Keith Lowe of the Rangers and J. D. Davis of the Pirates. Trophies for the most-valuable player went to Tommy Clat- terbuck of the Braves; Philip Taylor of the Rangers and Doug Stamey of the Pirates. The coaches of the Braves, Bill Hale and Walter Knott, were presented a trophy by the team and one was presented by the league to Ernie Rudolph, the league co-ordinator. Trophies were presented also to Keith Williams for having sold the most chances on the country shoulder and the pig that were raffled off and to Bruce InFinger who sold the most tags on tag day. The shoulder was won by Granville Viands and the pig by James McMahn. Following the picnic and the awards presentation, a highly entertaining baseball game was played by the boys in the league on one side and their parents on the other, the final score of which was never determined. Starkey Signs Four More Cage Recruits At Shepherd Bob Starkey, head basketball coach at Shepherd College has signed four more outstanding schoolboy basketball stars to play basketball at Shepherd College next season, bringing to six the number signed to date by Coach Starkey. Mike Krayzel, a 6-6 All-State forward from Weirton Madonna High School in Weirton, W. Va., was the third cager to 'ink an intent to play basketball pact with Shepherd• The D0-pounder front-court performer averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds in high school under head coach Rich Santilli. He played in the West Virginia- Ohio Valley All-Star game and was named to the All-Conference team in the Ohio Valley Con- ference. Tim Abercrombie, a 6-5 for- ward from Wheeling Central High School in Wheeling, W. Va., was the fourth schoolboy cage star to sign a letter of intent to play at Shepherd College next COUNTY BASEBALL CAMP WILL BE HELD JULY 2˘27 hitting, pitching, fielding, etc. Each daily session will end with a game with all the campers participating, Lowery stated. /tssisting Lowery with the camp will be former diamond stars of Jefferson High School and Shepherd College. For additional information call John Lowery at 876-2201. To apply fill out the application blank carried below and mail as directed. Plans for the third annual Jefferson County baseball camp have been announced by John Lowe.ry, head baseball coach at Jefferson High School and director of the camp. The four- day camp for boys and girls ages 7 through 12, will be held Mon- day, July 24, through July 27, at the Jefferson Little Baseball League diamond in Ransen, near the Charles Town Race track. Once again, the camp will be divided into two age groups, ages 7 through 9 and i0 through 12, Lowery stated. Camp sessions will rut from 8:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. fhere will be an entry fee of $20 for each youngster and this will include the cost of a Camp T-shirt and insurance. Each participant should bring along a glove. The camp sessions will offer each youngster instructions in, all phases of baseball including NAME APPLICATION JEFFERSON BASEBALL CAMP Ages: Two Groups Boys & Girb-- (T thru 9; lethru lZ) Last First Middle ADDRE88: Street City Phone L , POSITIOK,. THROWS BATS DA,8: July 18-Zl (r8.{1{4 July f-23 if Needed PLikCE: Uttle League BMellmJl Field, PaRson Ti: 8:30 a.m. utll lZ:30 daily FEE: $18.N whkh Includes camp Tee.flhirt and Insurance. Please list ddrt size----- Make check payable to: Jefferson Baseball Camp • John Lowery, Camp Director, Box 171, wn, w. Va. ' rtrYparuddm%t Jl along  and  ' season. Abercrombie, who led his high school team in rebounding and was third in scoring, averaged 10 points and 12 rebounds per game at Wheeling Central. He also averaged eight assists per contest from his front court position. Coach Starkey said "Tim" is the type of player Shepherd College's basketball tradition is built on. Jerry Wilcoxin, a 6-1 wingman from St. Joseph High in Baltimore, Md., was the fifth recruit signed by Coach Bob Starkey. Wilcoxin, a two-year starter and letterman at St. Joseph under head coach Gene Neiberlein, was a key figure in that high school's 36-15 over-all record in 1977 and 1978. Jerry is a shooting guard whom Coach Starkey thinks can develop into an excellent wingman. The latest cage recruit by Coach Starkey is David Bodkin the Skyline District's leading scorer in basketball. Bodkin, a 6- 3 forward from Page County High School in Shenandoah, Va., averaged 19 points and I0 rebounds per game in his senior year and was named to the All- Skyline District first team. A 55- percent shooter from the field, be scored 323 points and pulled down 167 rebounds for Page County and he had 40 steals and recoveries last season. The Rams,who lost only three players from their 1977-78 squad and finished up with a fine 20-8 record, will open their 1978-79 season November 20 by hosting the Penn State Capital Campus at 8 p.m. 76-era Undefeated In Jefferson Park Men's Cage League JEFFERSON MEMORIAL PARK MEN'S BASKETBALL LEAGUE TEAMS W L 7$'ers 2 '0 Fruit Loops 1 1 Dead End Boys 1 1 Werewolves O 2 Results Past Week July 5 -- Dead End BoYS 69, Werewolves 65 July 6-- 76'era 57, Fruit Loops 53 The Dead End Boys, and the 76'era both notched narrow wins in the second round action of the Jefferson County Memorial Park men's basketball leag] BY BIDDY SMOOT The .weather on Friday, July 7th, was hot and blistering and so was the tennis displayed by the Jefferson Women as they won six of seven matches at Jefferson Memorial Park from Fountainhead Country Club of Hagerstown. Linda Spunich outstroked Kathy Green of Fountainhead, 10-2; Claudia Testa bested Lois Roulette of Fountainhead, 10-3; Gall Price won over Jane Cochran of Fountainhead, 10-5, to give Charles Town a clean sweep in singles. In doubles, Mary Ann Ham- mann-Linda Spunich outscored Jane Cochran-Kathy Green of Fountainhead, 10-7; Claudia Testa-Gall Price defeated Lois Roulette-Billie Younger, 10-2; Barbara Strader-Grace Vitez won over Jean Beck-Louise Abdullah, 10-6; and in the only loss of the match, Ann Kaylor- Shirley Meyers of Fountainhead won over Toni Erchak-Elsie Hamstead, 10-5. We have reason to be happy with the winning effort of the Jefferson Women and the good sportsmanship and friendliness of the Fountainhead Women and their new pro. Scores from local play are: SINGLES GROUP A Linda Spunich over Barbara Hall, 8-3; Mary Ann Hammann over Grace Vitez, 8-5 Toni Erchak over Carol Kable, 8-2; Elsie Hamstead over Rachel Hayes, 8-0; Barb Strader over Betty Hodgson, 8-4; Claudia Tes. over. Gall Price, 8-6; Barbara Hall over Rachel Hayes, 9-8; Mary Ann Ham- mann over Linda Spunich, 9-8. SINGLES GROUP B Snowden Kisner over Jeanne Snow, 8-5; Pat Dopson over Jerry Orser, forfeit; Elaine Begeman over Audrey Buckles, 8-5; Pat Meehan over Carrie Showen, 9-7; Lena Kruger over Pat Dopson, 8-3; Lena Kruger over Mary F. Hackman, 8-1. DOUBLES Pat Dopson-Betty Dickey over 'Pearl Perkins-Cindy Allen, forfeit; Marge Fargo-Judy McGeehee over Mary F. Hock- man-Gall Smallwood,, 8-5; Pat Meehan-Audrey Buckles over Cindy Reggi-Dot Caperton, forfeit. LOBS: Please check your scores to make sure they're recorded correctly and change any that are erroneous. Cindy Reggi has withdrawn, matches are "no play". How about more ladies for "Ladies Night", Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. till lights out ? I picked Martina and Borg at Wimbleton because of their strength, motivation and grass-suited play. I like Jimmy Connors, but I'm tired of his acting like a "spoiled brat! I believe in "different strokes for different folks", but also believe in tennis as the game of "love" -- and manners -- and respect. held last week. The 76'ers gained first place in the league with a 57-53 win over the previously undefeated Fruit Loops• Daniel Jackson's 21 points spurred the winners. Your authorized ----=[:::: / HARPERS FERRY TWINS WIN REGULAR DIVISION SEASON, POST-SEASON PLAYOff CHAMPIONSHIPS The Harpers Ferry Twins, shown above, walked off with all the championship honors in the Potomac Little Baseball League this past'. They rolled to a 12-2 record and won the seasonal and then came back and won the post-season playoff cham of victories to finish up the season with a 14-2 record. The Twins Shenandoah Junction Senators and Harpers Ferry Tigers in the playoffs. Members of the squad as shown in the picture, are: Front roW, right -- Patty Spears, T. Hahn, Eric Tedder, Billy Smoot, A. row, left to right --Danny Dillow, manager, E. Vandell, A. Vandell, Larry Reed, Kent Dillow, Robbie Grey and T. Twyman, along with Tedder, coach. (Photo by Edwin Fitzpatrick) INDIANS FINISH THIRD IN SEASONAL PLAY OF NATIONAL DIVISION JEffERSON LITTLE BASEBALL LEAGUE PLAY The Indians who won the regular season championship of Division of Jefferson Little League play last season could do no third place this season in their division with a 9-6 record as against mark last season. Members of the squad, as shown above, are to right --Jason Meehan, Bridgett Whitehair. Second row,left to O'Brien, Billy Reed, Tony Degnazio. Third row, left to ri Jerry Hardy, James Ahalt and Greg Harp. Fourth row, left Shade, Mike Hooe, Kean Twyman, Art Doakes, and Quincy row, left to right -- James Ahalt, Assistant Manager, Charles and Donald Whiting, manager. (Photo by L. E. Dickey) Joining Jackson in double figures for the 76'ers were An- thony Herbert with 13 points, Steve Hostler 10 points, and Tim Smith 10 points. Vic Carr led the Fruit Loops with 18 points while Tim Shaffer added 14 points. The Dead End Boys used a strong second half rally to stop the winiess Werewolves, 69-65, on July 5. Ronnie Hypes had 15 points for the winners followed by Otis Patton and Randy Sheetz with 12 apiece and Tommy Ott with 11. John League led the losers with 21 points. Rick Fadeley added 14, Brent Hummer had 12 and Todd Smoot chipped in with 11 for the losers. Pony Rides At Park The Jefferson County 4-H Saddle Club gave pony rides Tuesday, July 4, at Morgan's Grove Park near Shepherd- stown. The rides were given in connection with the Fourth of July festivities at the park, sponsored by the Shepherdstown Men's Club. A steady stream of youngsters enjoyed the rides during a five hour period in the afternoon. Cad Jackson Plays In Two Tournaments Carl Jackson, of Charles Town, recently participated in two tri-state area junior tennis tournaments• On June 30 - July I, Carl participated in the Morgantown, W. Va., Open Tennis Tournament, where be advanced two rounds before bowing out. On July 8, Carl was in the Chambersburg, Pa., tournament, where he advanced to the semi-finals before falling to the area's top player, John Frank, of Hagerstown. Senate panel approves overhaul of labor laws. *** * * ***q ...:.:.:..', TAlE VALLEY Phone Charles better while saving powe The idea behind the Sperry New Holland Model 718 Forage is efficiency: obtaining a fine uniform cut with low power THE '718' FEATURES: • NEW underbeveled knife design eliminates rebeveling. • A 12-knife cutterhead with reversible double-edged knives! • Flip-up fee easy • Manual knife • Choose from heads, two pickups or • See it at... PEOPLES (FARM Charles Town, w.V˘. ; PHONE: 725