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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCAT_E- =Thursda , August 7,2003~ 13 Sports Illll I I County Little League All-Stars from Charles Town had players from the Dodgers, Yankees, Giants, The team was defeated by the Potomac Little League All.Stars, which had players from Shepherdstown, Leetown, Millville, and Sharpsburg, Maryi~cL Team members and their coach are~ Front row (l- Rt~sseII Layman, Randy Anders, Larry McCormick, Vic Peterson, Mike Barnette, and Mike Linton. Back Willin~am; Paul Cofhnan, Jim Coulter, Kenneth Writt, Danny Eismon, Robert Dailey, Jim Robinson, Oden, and coach Bill Mercer of the Yankees , Flores Win Three Races three races on a not often seen at Races. Jeff Runco rare feat last [when horses he both halves of the as well as the fea- eighth race. opening race, of the daily saddled Sin 'n New I will have two new coaches on ]ater's staff coach- Felns a~d coach quarter- and Rohrer defensive line. been at Bethany West Virginia's since older brother, a Shepherd assis- him from been coaching at Slippery Rock two seasons. Shepherd are Jack Ginn at Shepherd has been named at North Caro- at Shep- 2000 season. He as an assistant staff at Norfolk l~neman a senior, has to two preseason is a second-team Col- and was one of offense 50 de- men- Football National College Shep- Virginia Wes- on November 1 as Division this coming sea- ng W L 35 13 35 13 33 15 3O 18 30 1 $ 28 S0 28 2O X 21 24 24 24 24 mS 25 22 - 26 21 27 19 S9 14 ~l ~J4 9 39 Carter.S16; J.R. Than #8- ';Pm, k & mmm~4.~ Big Johnsons- t~.S6; Testa Ill- Grin for owner Nancy Brown. backers. Sin 'n Grin was ridden by In the eighth race, an allow- jockey Oscar Flores, who would ance test for three-year-olds- be aboard all three of the and-up.going seven furlongs, Runco-trained winners. ,.~Runco had State of Shock Flores and Sin 'n Grin were ready for jockey Flores. the lightweighted entry in the eight-horse field of three-year- olds-and-up, $5,000 claimers going 1 1]8-miles. Sin 'n Grin prevailed by a fading neck after taking a four- length lead in mid-stretch. Paying $i0.00 to win, Sin 'n Grin was the second-favorite behind Captain Craig (6-5), which finished second in the $33.20 exacta. Completing the daily double, Flores brought home owner R. Slyder's Sheappealstome by five lengths in the $7,100, 4 1/2-fur- long second race for three-year- olds-and-up for fillies and mares. Flores and Sheappealstome went off as the second favorite at $3.30-1 odds and paid $8.60 to win. The excata with favorite Shoe Queen paid $23.40. The Flores-Runco daily double returned $31.20 to its Marshall Rewards Pruett Marshall University has awarded football coach Bob Pruett a one-time contract en- hancement of $250,000. The payment will come from only private donations raised by the university's Marshall Foundation, Inc. Pruett has an 80-13 overall record in his seven seasons as head coach. He has a I-AA na- tional championship, five Mid- American Conference champi- onships, and has won five bowl games. The head coach's base sal- ary is $140,000 and that sti- pend is augmented by money from television and radio shows, speaking engagements, camps, and seasonal incen- tives. Pruett usually earns about $300,000 per year when all his income is tot~l~. With a roUover contract in place, Pruett is signed through the 2009-10 school year. CHIt.RI2~ TOWN CIJtSSIC W L J&J Pro 8bop 9 3~1/2 151/2 Smoked Up 3O 18 J&J Pro 8hop 29 19 Team # 15 29 19 4 B~a8 & A Split 29 19 Uitt Comtzltetimf 28 20 U.FJB 27 21 9trike Natioa 26 29 SGM 26 29 Her~ for Beer 26 22 Team g24 ~4 I/Z 231~ Turn #20 241/2 231/2 ~t.~m ~ s4 LJS. ~ 23 2s Testa #14 5~1/2 ~51t2 D~ S Rsefil 22 Boobfs Bowlers 22 26 Comm Get Us 21 97 .A-Holes 20 All B~Jt No E~IIs 19 29 2 A~ a~l ~ Jolmr ISl/I ~1/2 J.KJ. LSl/~ ~1~ Ge~ It Done 14 $4 H/I~ Avera~ Join Carter.914~ Tu~jry High Game: Jon Carter-~S; l~v/d Me.,~er, J~-ZeT; Brlsm ~-~58. High ~ Brian Long~-721; &m C~Vl2; JR. Walker~09. High T-,~m Ga._m~ J&J Pro ShowS77; Smoked Uip4~; Hitt C~n~rae~ng~3. High Team Series: J&J Pro Shop- 1934; ~ Upl8~, Hitt Cowtrset/n~- 1793. Like the other two winners for Runco, State of Shock was the lightweighted entry, carry- ing 113 pounds and getting anywhere from two to eight pounds from the other nine en- tries. State of Shock was the 2-1 favorite and the four-year-old gelding made his way through the pack on the backstretch to range up near the pace-setters at the top of the stretch. Moving from seventh after a quarter-mile, State of Shock was in fourth place, less than two lengths behind the leader, Luxor, with only the stretch left to run. Flores and State of Shock got past the three horses in front of them and moved smartly away t~ a nearly four- length win. State of Shock paid $6.20 and was coupled with Luxor in the winning exacta combina- tion to pay $51.80. Trainer Runco still trailed leading trainer Ronney Brown after the night's three wins. Flores is new to the Charles Town scene, but made his pres- ence felt quickly among the ever-changing jockey colony. WVIAC Honors Shepherd Shepherd had 14 athletes from the 2002-2003 school year recognized as WVIAC Scholar- Athletes after attaining a grade point average of at least 3.3 in their junior or senior year. The 14 Shepherd athletes were: Jon Serrano (baseball, majoring in recreation/leisure studies), Tyler Boswell (basket- ball, majoring in business ad- ministration), Chris McCully (cross country, majoring in rec- reation/leisure studies), Eliza- beth Lowrie (cross country, ma- joring in secondary education). Lisa Bailey (cross country, majoring in secondary educa- tion), Josh Kl_Jne (football, ma, joring in secondary education), Chris M~owski (football, ma- joring in computer science), Matt Meadows (football, major- ing in biology), Parker Whiteman (football, majoring in secondary education). Jason Amaguana (soccer, majoring in recreation/leisure studies), Eric Brown (soccer, majoring in mass communica- tion), Carrie Cline (softball, majoring in recreatioru~eisure studies). Kim Pirisino (volleyball, majoring in physical educa- tion), and Gen Wilson (volley- ball, majoring in elementary education). Junior Mike Farrell of the men's tennis team and senior Mara Kafton of the softball team were named Male and Fe- male Scholar-Athletes of the Year at Shepherd. Farrell is a recreation/lei- sure studies major and KaRon majored in business adminis- tration. Master Gets Ace Pete Master, son of former Charles Town mayor D.C. Mas- ter, had a hole-in-one at the Fitzsimons Golf Course near Denver, Colorado. Master used a 5-wood on the 198-yard, 14th hole. The shot was witnessed by Evan Morris, Richard Tanner, and John Dark. Master's hole-in-one was one of 12 such feats on the same day in the Denver area as reported by the Rocky Moun- tain News. Trainer Brown Saddles Three Winners On Sunday, Charles Town Races' leading trainer Ronney Brown sent out three winning horses in Lady Eureka, Frosty Note, and Silver Illusion. Brown, who' maintains a comfortable lead over Jeff Ruuco, won his first race of the afternoon with Lady Eureka, a three-year-old filly by recently- well-known stud Ameri Valay. Lady Eureka was the 7-5 fa- vorite in the days' opening race, a $10,000 maiden event for $5,000 claimers. J.D. Dios Acosta rode Lady Eureka to a nearly two-length Win over a field of eight other maidens. Brown's second win on the afternoon's 10-race card came in the ninth race when he saddled four-year-old Frosty Note in a seven furlong race with a purse of $17,300. It was a $7,500 claiming race for fillies and mares which were three years-old and-up. Frosty Note was sent away at 4-1 odds and would pay her " backers $10.00 to win and "$49.00 in an exacta with sec- ond-place Fowl Supper. The close-up Frosty Note was second behind only Ideate aiter a quarter-mAle in :23.83. After a half-mile, the grandaughter of Storm Cat had the lead by a half-length and increased her margin to I 1/2- lengths by the time she hit the finish line. Brown's third win came in the final race, a seven furlong distance heat for $2,500 claim- ing horses. Silver Illusion was the 11-10 favorite over a field of nine other claimers. Ridden by Carlos Garcia, Silver Illusion won by a length over Flag Dancer, which was over two lengths in front of the third-place Kick N Punch. Silver Illusion paid $4.20 to win and was in a $29.60 daily double (with Frosty Note), a $48.40 exacta and a $1,482.20 Superfecta. Bobcats Defend Title By Bob Madison New coaches at West Vir- ginia Tech and Concord, the awaiting of Charleston to join the WVIAC football clan in 2005, and the probability the league's coaches will miss on another preseason forecast are all part of the 2003 scene as the league's eight football-playing schools ready for another year. West Virginia Tech has Mauro Monz as its coach. Monz took over in Montgomery for Mike Springston, who moved to Charleston, where the Golden Eagles will field a team for the first time in over 40 years. Concord, which hasn't been a title factor since the days of Tony Colobro, hired Greg Quick as its head coach. Charleston will play outside the conference for its first two years. In 2005 it could then be- come the ninth football-playing member of a league that also includes Alderson-Broaddus, Wheeling Jesuit, Ohio Valley, Davis & Elkins, and Salem that don't have football teams. West Virginia Wesleyan was only selected to finish sixth when the conference football coaches made their choices in 2002. Instead, the Bobcats raced through the conference with a 6-1 record and finished a game in front of Shepherd's 5-2 record. Coach Bill Struble has a seasoned quarterback in Chris Cormier, who threw for 16 touchdowns last year. The Bobcats have returning senior starters in Chris Burgman, Justin Hill, Eric Frizzell, Drew Fullmer, Dan Meyer, Vic Lombard, Greg Saenz, Mike Counahan, and Daren Butler. Returning starters as jun- iors will be Richard Shinners, Jared Surbaugh, Allen Camp-" bell, Mike Petito, Luke Wallace and Alan Krutulis. Placekicker Daniel Breech and Zack Condo are the sopho- mores who started as fresh- / men. West Virginia Wesleyan seems to be the logical choice as the conference favorite, yet Shepherd was voted that jinxed "honor". Fairmont was just 3-7 in 2002 in Rusty Elliott's first sea- son as head coach. The Falcons didn't graduate that many players, but Elliott brought in a huge number of new players in trying to up- grade his won-loss record. Glenville has returning quarterback Joey Conrad, an experienced thrower who passed for 2,480 yards last year and hurled 23 TD passes. Antonio Carter is an AII- WVIAC wide receiver who had 70 catches for 956 yards a year ago. Former Jefferson High tail- back Damom McDowell might be Glenville's starter and fea- tured running back. West Liberty was one of the league's most experienced teams last season and saw a significant number of seniors depart, including four-year quarterback Tim Hicks. The Hilltoppers bring back just nine starters to a team that couldn't challenge for the title even with a senior-domi- nated offense. West Virginia Tech not only said "good bye" to its coach, but also to 15 starters. Tech defeated Shepherd, giving the Rams their other conference loss -- other than the one to West Virginia Wes- leyan. Concord has an All-America tight end in pass-catching Kory Wright. But the Mountain Lions have a long legacy of not com- peting for the conference cham- pionship. And West Virginia State was 1-10 a year ago and even though it returns nine defen- sive starters, few are there who expect the Yellowjackets to do much better than seventh place in the eight-team league. The Summit Point Babe Ruth League will hold its final fall baseball and soRball regis- tration on Monday, August 11 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The cost is $20 for ages 8-11 and $25 for ages 12-14. Call either 728-8622 or 725-4078 for more information. The Charles Town-Ranson Little League will have two registration dates for its "fall baseball and soRball". The ~rst date is Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m~ and the other date is Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registra- tion takes place at the Ranson Parks Office at 216 N. Mildred Street. The f~l season is open to T- ball, Minor League, Major League, and Junior League players. The cost is $25 for the first child and $10 for addi- tional children in the same family. Play begins in mid-Septem- ber. Registration forms can also be obtained from Cathy Dickin- son by calling 728-2640. Season tickets are now on sale for the 2003 Shepherd football season. Upper reserved season tickets are priced at $75, while lower reserved tick- ets are $50. General admission season passes are' available for $25. Shepherd has five of its 10 games scheduled for Ram Sta- dium in Shepherdstown. The season opener is at home against Shippensburg on Sep- tember 6. East Stroudsburg plays in Shephardstown on September 20, followed by West Virginia State (Home- coming) on October 11, West Liberty (Hall of Fame Week- end) on October 25, and West Wn-ginia Tech on November 15. All season tickets can be purchased through the college's sports information de- partment by calling 800-344- 5231 extension 5228 or 304- 876-5228. Tickets may also be purchased on-line at Tick- ets bought on-line are slightly higher in cost. The Shepherd men's basket:~ ball team will hold a golf tour- nament on Monday, August 11. at Cress Creek in Shepherd- stown. A luncheon and dinner will be included with the round of golf. All Froceeds benefit the Rams' mens team. There will be a I p.m. start. For'all infor- mation contact coach Ken Tyler at (304) 876-5264 or by small at or coach Tripp Lowe at (304) 876-7003 or at Jefferson High cross coun- try candidates are ren~inded that fall practice will begin on Monday, August 11 at the high school. Runners can practice at ei- ther 6:30 a.m. or 4 p.m. Each runner must have at least 14 practices to participate in the first home meet. Any stu- dent in grades 9-through-12 is eligible for either the boys or girls team. For more informa- tion contact coach Bob Rizzo at 876-6677. Shepherdstown Middle School principal James Pingley has announced practice dates for football, cross country, and cheerleading. Practice for any seventh or eighth grade boy interested in participating in football will begin on Monday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Practice for cross country for any sixth, seventh, or eighth grade student (boys or girls) will also begin on Monday, Au- gust 11 and run from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the school's gymna- sium. Tryouts for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls inter- ested in cheerleading will also begin on Monday, August 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the sponsor's room. Students must bring a com- pleted WVSSAC physical form and proof of insurance. Those forms may be obtained at the school's office. J The-EPIC Flame U-12 soc- cer team will soon be holding tryout~ for that traveling team. Call 725-5903 for all other in- formation.