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| 0 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - THURSDAY, AUGUST 1. mS NEWS andVIEWS ] By DON RENTCN A LOT OF SOFTBALL -- Fast pitch softball enthusiasts of Jefferson County and this section, certainly had over the past two weekends, plenty of softball games to watch as a total of 39 games were played in connection with the West Virginia Slate Fast-Pitch tournament staged here in Jefferson County, under the most capable direction of Tom Coffin, district director of the American Softball Association. The bulk of the action took place the weekend of August 5-6 when a total of 36 games were played within a matter of two days on four Jefferson County diamonds, one at the Leetown Park, one in Ranson and the two diamonds at Halltown. A total of 24 teams participated in the big sporting event, coming from many parts of West Virginia. And Director Coffin said, had the weatherman cooperated just a couple of hours longer, the entire tournament would have been completed. As it developed, however, the semi-finals and finfils had to be delayed a week and were not played until this past Sunday on the Leetown park diamond. In the tournament championship game, it was the Parkersburg Independents who came through in the stretch to defeat the Penn Avenue Sweet Shop of Fairmont, by a 6-0 score for the crown. Penn Avenue was able to keep in tournament play on the strength of the great pitching of Denny Kisner, who not only hurled a no-hit no- run game against Parkersburg, for a 1-0 victory, the first time the two teams met, but he had previously chalked up a no-hit and no-run game earlier in tournament play. The Parkersburg batsmen were undefeated in tournament play until last Saturday when Kisner stopped them cold. The most amazing thing about the entire tournament, Coffin said, was that in spite of all the rains which fell on Jefferson County before, during, and shortly after tournament play, only the semi-final and championship games had to be called because of rain and this necessitated bringing Parkersburg, Penn Avenue of Fair- merit and Kale Motors all the way to Jefferson County this past weekend for the final games. Parkersburg and some five other teams will represent West Virginia in the Regional Class-A playoffs to be staged in West Liberty, Ohio, in September. JEFFERSON HIGH PRESS DAY -- Following the format established last year, Jefferson High School has established Monday, August 21, as Press Day for our football program. Coaches and teams will be available for pictures, intervie%vs, etc., starting at 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. We found great success with this approach last year, and hope you will be able to take advantage of this occasion. PAENT-PUBLIC FOOTBALL CLINIC -- The Jefferson High School football staff and teams will conduct a short football clinic on Friday, AUg. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. The purpose of the clinic is to give, an opportunity for parents and interested public to become acquainted with the football program at Jefferson High School. BATTLE FOR TRACK CROWNS -- The battle for the track championships at the Hagerstown, Md., speedway, now appears to be going to go right down to the wire in both divisions of competition, with close races now existing in both the !ate model and challenger racers. Unofficial point totals as of Sunday, showed that Tom Peck, winner of the recent 100-lap Tri-State Championship, to be the top driver in the late model division, and Dave Wilt, of Charles Town, a three-time feature winner, leads in the challenger division. Wilt, who is also amondthe top racers in the challenger division at the Wixchester, Va., Speedway, recently passed Walter Hammond in the challenger division for the point lead. Wilt, as of Sunday, had 186 points to Hammond's 145, with Steve Knepp third with 128. FIRST CALL -- The first call went out this week from William "Bill" Lawrence, head coach of cross country at Jefferson High School, asking all candidates for the 1978 Jefferson High Cross Country team, to report to Jefferson High School on Monday, August 28, at 3 p.m. Coach Lawrence also stressed that all boys and-or girls planning, to tryout for the Jefferson squad, should get physical examinations before reporting for practice. The physical examination forms are available in the offices of the Director of Athletics offices at Jefferson High. n W.VA.ELECTRONICS Charles R. Scott Is New Cage Coach For Jefferson Board Makes Coaching Appointments Jefferson Cougars Charles R. "Charlie" Scott, an assistant basketball and football coach at Hedgesville High School in Berkeley County, has been named head basketball coach at Jefferson High School, replacing Tim Brinkley who resigned to assume the top cage job at West Virginia Teoh. Scott was chosen from a field of about 13 candidates, screened b,y school officials during the past several weeks. His appointment was approved by the Jefferson County School Board at its Monday night meeting. Scott will also assist in the football program and teach physical education. At the same time, the board named Meredith Polen, of Charles Town Junior High School, as Scott's assistant coach. Polen, who has been head jayvee coach at the junior high school for the past several years, will continue to teach at the junior high. Scott, contacted Tuesday after his appointment became official, said that "it is an honor to be chosen to head up what has become recognized throughout the state of West Virginia as an outstanding basketball program." Scott went on to say that he is looking forward to assuming a task that he says will require the full backing of the residents of Charles Town and Jefferson County, as well as the cooperation of the student body and complete dedication on the part of members of the basketball squad. Scott is a native of Dayton, Ohio, where he took part in football, basketball and baseball at Colonel White High School. He chose to attend Fairmont State at Fairmont, W. Va., where he was involved in the outstanding cage program under Coach Joe Retton. He received his AB in physical education from Fair- mont; and his Master's Degree in administration from West Virginia University. He became associated with Berkeley County schools in 1971, teaching social studies at North Junior High School, coaching basketball and assisting in football. In 1976, when the new Hedgesville High School opened, he was named to the faculty, and as an assistant to Basketball Head Coach Gilbert Miller and Football Head Coach John McCullough. He's known as a competent sports official, working the Eastern Panhandle area. He is married to the former Elizabeth Furgason, of Rivesville, W. Va., and they have two daughters, Amy Megan and Janna Elaine. * Scott, who currently resides the Sulphur Springs Road Inwood, said he will look for home in the Charles Town area hoping to move soon. The beard of education als( approved several, other coaching assignments. Richard Mills, a new ap- pointee, was chosen to head up the football program and teach physical education at Sbepherdstown Junior High School; and Terry Warren, a member of the Jefferson system for a half-dozen years, was appointed head football coach at Charles Town Junior High School. Superintendent of School Raymond Frazier said Tuesday there is still one Coaching vacancy to be filled, that of an assistant at Charles Town Junior High. That will be okayed, he said, at the next meeting of the school board Monday, Aug. 28. Dates "Set For efferson Open ALALLA&A&A Ir "V Nr ,qr qr ,Nr  -qr-qr r - q TENNIS STROKES BIDDY SMOOT . Ak. b..dk  A  A .A &, al p" p- "Np..qr .p,- Np- up- .p,- -p,- .p,. The Jefferson women con- tinued their winning streak, defeating Fountainhead, 7-6, and Berryville, 6-3. For their first year in intercity play, the Jef- ferson womet have competed more than favorably against seasoned tennis players. Those participating in these two matches were Mary Ann Hammann, Linda Spunich, Ann Hilton, Claudia Testa, Gail Price, Barb Strader, Grace Vitez, Toni Erchak, Elsie Hamstead, Rachel Hayes, Wanda Perry and Maggie Whitehair. Remember, all games must he completed in local play by Aug. 18. Play-offs in singles and doubles will be held at Jefferson Park Aug. 21, 22, 23 and 24. After the play-offs on Friday, Aug. 25, there will be a picnic at Marge Fargo's on the Leetown Road, one-fourth mile off Rt. 9. The picnic starts at 11:30 a.m. Bring your swimsuit and tennis racquet and a covered dish, drinks will be provided. Also bring your own paper plate, cup, napkin and plastic eating utensils -- this will help us save more money to give to the park. Awards will be given to the winners of the spring and summer leagues. SINGLES GROUP A Linda Spunich over Barb Strader 84; Rachel Hayes over Betty Hodgson 8-3; Grace Vitez over Carol Kable 8-6; Mary Ann Hammpnn over Elsie Hamstead 8-2; Toni Erchak over Maggie Whitehair 8-2; Barbara Hall over Grace Vitez 8-4; Gail Price over Barb Strader 8-6; Claudia Testa over Betty Hodgson 8-0; Barb Strader over Carol Kable 8- 4; Rachel Hayes over Mary Ann Hammann, forfeit. GROUP B Lena Kruger over Snowden, Kisner 8-3; Gail Smallwood over Jerry Orser, forfeit; Carrie Showen over Snowden Kisner 8- 6; Mary F. Hackman over Jeanne Snow 8-1; Pat Meeban over Jeanne Snow 8-0. DOUBLES Pat Meehan-Audrey B0ckles over. Mary Hockman-Gail Smallwood 8-3; Pat Meeban- Audrey Buckles over Pearl Perkins-Cindy Allen 8-5; Jodie Carter-Carrie Showen over Mary Hockman-Gail smallwoed, forfeit; Jodie Carter-Carrie Showen over Patt Dopson-Betty Dickey 8-4; Pat Meehan-Audrey Buckles over Twila Carra-Jane Clendening 8-6; Jodie Carter- Carrie Showen over Marge Fargo-Judy McGeehee 8-3. Win Hones In Two Ten isTou eys n rn Jefferson County was well represented in the recently concluded Clarke County and The dates for the annual Jefferson, Open tennis tour- naments were announced this week by tournament officials. The Fourth Annual Jefferson Open Tournament will be held August 29 - September 4, at Charles Town. The following events will be offered: women's singles; men's singles; senior men's singles, 40 and up; women's doubles, 30 and under; women's doubles, 31 and up; men's doubles; and mixed doubles. The entry fee for this tournament is $4.00 per player for the first event entered and $3.00 per player for each ad- ditional event entered. Entry deadline for this tournament is August 25, at 5 p.m. The Third Annual Jefferson . i i I Open Juntor Tournament will be held September 6 through September 10, at Charles Town. Girls and boys singles will be offered in the following age groups: 10 and under; 11-12; 13- 14; 15-16; and 17-18. Players may enter two age groups in singles. The entry fee is $3.00 per event. Entry deadline for this tour- namexit is September 1, at 5 p.m. Age group for both tour- naments is determined by the players age on the first day of that tournament. All checks should be made payable to: Glenn H. Edwards, tournament director. Persons desiring to submit entries or who desire additional information should write to Glenn Edwards, 618 South Church Street. " Berkeley County Open Tennis Tournaments. Pam Pierce and Kitty Thornton won two women's doubles titles, as they captured the championship trophies in both tournaments. In the Clarke County tournament Sidney Ramey won the girls 12 singles division, and David Ramsburg captured the boys 14 singles .age group. Connie Hammann was runner-up in the senior men's singles division in the Berkeley County tour- nament, vhile Mary Ann Hammann was the runner-up in the Clarke County senior women's singles division... CARDINALS FINISHED FOURTH IN AMERICAN DIVISION JEFFERSON I.iTTLE LEAGUE PLAY WITH 6-11 RECORD The Cardinals, shown above, finished fourth in the final standings of the American Division of the Jefferson Little Baseball League this past season with a 6-11 record, but in those 11 defeats were several games which could have gone either way for the Cardinals had the breaks of the game them instead of going against them. Members of the squad as shown above, are, first row, left to right -- David Myers, Stephanie Rinaldi, Eric Fargo, Billy Silveous. Second row, left to right -- Bobby Martin, Jacque Gonzalez, Kevin Doleman, Jack Jones, Kevin Viands. Third row, left to right -- Craig Kastle, William Hardy, Greg Deck, Gary Jones, Farron Burker, Bryan Dickson. Fourth row, left to right  Bill Viands, T. Lee Whitacre and Bobby Deck. (Photo by L. E. Dicken) m .,.'seaL, [rarKersourg Wins [State Fast-Pitch Tournament club champion, regained that title last weekend at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course as he fashioned rounds of 79 and 76 for a 155 total and a three stroke victory in the championship flight. Ted Johnson, last year's kingpin and Cliff Peacher chocked in at 158 to tie for second place. Keith Kave and Charlie Slusher posted 160 scores to tie for fourth place. Gene Crum's 161 netted him a fifth place spot. Jody Crane's 166 proved best in the first flight competition and was one stroke better than Charlie Lutman. Ray Blackford took third place with a 169 two day total. Jesse Cauley was the winner of the second flight with a 177. Phil Minke took runner-up honors via a 181 score while Charles Cunningham's 184 placed him third. In a sudden death playoff in the championship flight, a bogie by Cliff Peacber on the third hole of play gave Ted Johnson the nod. Championship flight scores: Marty Blackford 155; Ted Johnson 158; Cliff Peacher 158; Russell Miller 166; Charles Slusher 160; Jerry Ripple 164; Keitb Kave 160; Gene Crum 161; Jim Clinton 162; Carl Merchant 182; Charles Clendening 173; Lloyd Jones 169 and William Merriman 191. First flight scores: Jody Crane 166; Charles Lutman 167; Ray Blaekford 169; Jim Jennison 174; Lou Nutzman 172; Joe {}roves 170; Don Clendening 177; Larry Ambrose 180; John Simons 170; AI Begeman 173; Marvin Payne 173; Bill George 183. Second 4"light scores: Jesse Cauley 177; Phil Minke 181; Charles Cunningham 184; After a delay of one week due to rain, the Parkersburg In- dependents, the Penn Avenue batsmen of Fairmont and the Kalo Motors batsmen all came hack to Jefferson County last Sunday to finish up a three-way battle for the West Virginia State Fast-Pi, tch Softball Cham- pionship. And by 4 p.m. it was the Parkersburg Independents who captured the championship by defeating the Penn Avenue batsmen by a 6-0 score. The COSTYCARAS victory not only gave the Parkersburg team a big trophy Jpresented by Tom Coffin, of Charles Town, District Director of the State Softball Association, but also a berth in the Regional playoffs to be held in West Liberty, Ohio, in September. Coffin said the state will be represented by six teams in the Regional Class-A playoffs in West Liberty, including Penn Avenue and Kale Motors. A total of 39 games were played in the tournament which had a total of 24 competing teams, and all but three games were played on four different Jefferson County diamonds the weekend of August 5-6. But some Harry Dorsey 190; C. B. Dorsey ! WINCHESTER ,O,O,A, .,,c. Sales Service Parts 187; Gene Stevens 188; Del Brady 196; Gary Rutherford 210; Wayne D'Angelo 197; Steve Anderson 194; Hamp Staubs 193; Ed Muse 201. Sleepy Hollow entertains the Frederick VFW golfers this Sunday at the local course in a replay of the home and home series. Following are the final standings for the amateurs in the recent Charles Town Pro-Am Golf Classic in the order of their tournament winnings: Howard Adkins, $328.00; Craig Kastle, $286.25; William Henkel, $264.17; Charles Johnson, $177.50; John Lowe, $146.25; V'flliam Parriott, $138.75; Larry Haines, $138.75; Charles Lut- man, $137.50; Thomas Rhodes, $106.25; Ran Smallwood, $100.00; extra innings games and that a number of teams three games before a was established in the elimination playoff, caused tournament play to run than expected. And as a the semi-finals and finalS tournament play to this Sunday, August 13. In the first game of playoffs, Penn Avenue the Parkrsbm'g of 1-0 with Denny Kisner, a no-hit no-run game at Parkersburg team. This was second no-hit and no-run play. Penn Avenue won the right meet the the finals by the Motors team by a innings. A total of 19 teams the tournament Saturday. The Thoroughbreds of ferson County finished the tournament; the Car batsmen of Charles was fifth; sixth; Bakerton was seventh the Moose Club finished Calvin Shoemaker, $87.50; James Hutzler, 87.50; Smith, $86.25; Charles $85.00; Costy Caras, Robert Appell, $43.33; Crum, $25.00; $5.25; " Alfred Collins, Norm DeCost, $50.00; Dougherty, $8.34; John zgerald, $35.00; Jim $8.33; Dr. N. B. Groves Leo Hurm, $37.50; Jim $15.00; Keith Kave, $20.00; Kohlhepp, $37.50; Steve $51.67; Carmen Masello, Donald Oates, $37.50; Smoot,. $37.50; Robert $30.00; John Tausig, David Taylor, $25.00; Dr. Vongxaiburana, $20.00; Ward, $6.25; and Ri Williams, Sr., $17.50. CRAB FEED CHARLES TOWN MOOSE Sunday September 3rd 3 til 6 Dance 7 til ! 1 Music by: WILD TURKEY 58 Per Person J (Phone I - 267- 2530) TOYOTA -- MERCEDES-BENZ Art you cA. UT Oel.X Is now serving the Eastern Panhandle With Fast factory trained service. 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