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SPIR4T OF JEFFERSON Former's ADVOCATE - THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1983 || | II , t- TROPHY --Tom McDonald of Summit Point, has new and different trophy to the large collection kinds and sizes of wild animal heads in his trophy at his home. Tom, who loves to hunt in the far north- states, Canada and even Alaska, spent about two g Stone Sheep in the Yukon Providence of Canada, his sixth day of the hunt, he bagged the one he is shown the above picture. Tom left in late July and went via to White Horse Lodge in the Yukon Providence of which borders on Alaska. Tom said he saw a number of Sheep several days prior to his kill, but the law does killing any of the sheep that do not have the full cur'I and none of them did. The sheep which Tom bagged in at 150 pounds. Tom said the meat of the body of the was fine eating and he already has the head and at tne taxidermist being mounted. It will be placed the many other, mounted heads of sheep, doe, elk, and rwild animals that roam the wilds of the great northwest of States, Canadian providences and Alaska. This trip the 14th consecutive year that McDonald has taken a He said he used a 270 rifle in bagging the Stone Sheep. A WINNER -- Jefferson County's David Wilt captured annual Tony Armel 50-lap Memorial for Limited Late cars at the Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway Sunday night. it was his second straight victory in the Armel t helped maintain his status as the current point in the limited late model division. Wilt has no less than at Hagerstown this season. ALL-STAR -- Calvin Turner, former West Virginia football star, has been named to the first team of the States Football League All-Star team. The former star for the Mountaineers, was selected for the honor by the News. The 260 pound, 6-foot-3 Turner was named as a end on the coveted team. He was an outstanding at Fairmont West High School, before enrolling at West RECORD CROWD -- While the first appearance of three-time Cy Young Award winner, of the Orioles, attracted a crowd that was only slightly than normal for Hagerstown's Municipal stadium, night, when Palmer went to the mound again, it was a crowd of 8,934 fans who greeted him at Municipal stadium normally holds only about 6,600 nearly 9,000 of them managed to jam into the and few, if any of them walked away unsatisfied. And right-hander treated the overflow crowd, the largest in Carolina League history, to a ntage per- Palmer and the Suns defeated the Winston-Salem 76. In his second rehabilative start with the Class-A Palmer gave up three home runs, all aided by a stiff field, but it was generally conceded that none of have been round trippers in a major league ball gave up a total of six hits in the eight innings he Not only did Palmer's second appearance draw a crowd, it was also great for the concessions business. Carter, manager of the concessions, said he sold more hot dogs, and the consumption of beer jumped con- as did other soft drinks. Carter said a normal crowd } spectators usually buys only about 400 hot dogs a game. Palmer appearance also was great for the stadium lots. They were filled long before game time and every parking space around the ball park for more than a mile was occupied long before game time. James 25, In " The scholastic sports scene in West asmuch as they are graded. Future Virginia is currently pondering the el- Farmers of America clubs are not af- fect the State Board of Education's "C fected because they are an adjunct of average" ruling will have on junior and vocational agriculture rlasses in the senior high school students in the schools. future. Those who wish to participate in At the same time, some principals drama, help publish the year book or and other educators are also asking be class or school officers, would be el- whether or not it will tend to discourage fected, as would those who want to join some students from attending school if such organizations as the Key Club and the ruing barred them from taking Keywaynettes, perhaps even the Junior part in extra-curricular activities, such Red Cross. as after-school clubs, cheerleading, Hetzel agreed that it appeared the holding class or student body offices ruling was aimed primarily at athletic and the like. programs throughout the state. And he What the State Board did was rule, added that he believes the inter- in the face of many negative corn- relations gained by participation in ments, that unless a student passes at extra-curricular activities was perhaps least four courses and maintains a 2.0 just as important as the textbook ~or C) average, he or she will not be education the State Board seems to permitted to participate in any extra stress. curricular activity. John Cole, principal of Musselman Several years ago, the West Virginia High School, and a member of the Secondary Activities CommissionBoard of Appeals of the Secondary Ac- maintained a rule that said that tivitiesCommission, voicing his objec- students must "pass" at least three tion to the ruling, said the whole par- courses before they could participate ticipation is an important part of educa- in sports or other extra-curricular ac- tion, he believes the ruling has the tivities. More recently, this require- potential to limit such participation. ment was increased to the passage of Cole said he believes the SSAC, in the at least four subjects, overall picture, is opposed to the State Currently, students in senior high Board ruling, which had the tacit sup- school carry from four to six classes, port of Superintendent of Schools Roy and the average composite grade for Truby who recommended the "C the classes they carry would determine Average" ruling be approved despite their eligibility, negative comments. Around the state, and here in the Jefferson County Schools Superinten- Eastern Panhandle, most of the reac- dent Raymond Frazier, Jr had what tion to the State Board's ruling has been was perhaps the only kind words negative, spoken in behalf of the new re- Donald Hetzel, athletic director at quirements. He wondered if the State Jefferson High School, has indicated he Board did not pass the measure in will check back on previous years to answer to a national commission's see how many students the ruling report which indicated "medicority" might have affected. He doesn't believe was prevalent in the schools, and which it will be too many. But he quickly adds called for added emphasis on "educa- that the ruling "could pose a negative tion" rather than the "extra cur- effect" in that it might tend to ricular" programs. discourage a small number of Actually, the "C Average" ruling borderline students who, basically will does not go into effect until January. So he incapable of maintaining a "C" if it has any effect on the status of average, no maker how hard they try. athletes, or on students who wish to Hetzel said he believes the whole belong to extra-curricular groups, it matter may he tested in the c~ rts. And won't be felt until then. he also says he believes the Board of In the meantime, it will be in- Education was exceeding its authority teresting to see whether it has the af- by stepping into a field previously fect the State Board thinks it will have, governed by the principals of senior to prod students toward achieving bet- and junior high schools throughout the ter grades so they can participate; or state, members of the State Seco~Ktary whether it wil)corrobo~te the "doom- Activities Commission. sayers" who believe it will d~ge Hetzei said that choral groups and more students to "drop out" of the band students are not affected, in- educational program. @ @ CHARLES TOWN -- The $Z5,000 add- ed Botany 500 Stakes, which has at- tracted 32 nominations for its in- nangural running August 20 is the se- cend commercially sponsored added money event scheduled in the 50 years of thoroughbred racing in West virginia. The $25,000 purse for the 7-furlong feature is put up by the manufacturer of the Botany 500 men's clothing line. Botany 500 thus joins the distiJ lers of George Dickel whiskey as sponsor of a stakes race at Charles Town. The George Dickel Stakes, also 5,000 add- ed, will have its second running September 10 at land ~ miles. Sponsored races long have been the backbone of added money racing in England and Canada and bare been of- feed here, particularly the Budweiser Million at Arlington Park and the $500,000 Marlboro Invitational at Aqueduct. Charles Town was one of the first smaller tracks to introduce sponsored racing, with the George Dickel in 1~2. The two spmmored races are includ- ed among 10 stakes scheduled at Charles Town this year. The program is the largest in both number and money value in the history of thoroughbred racing in West Virginia, offering races with gross values ex- ceeding $235,000. Richest of the I0 stakes remains the Tri-State Futurity, West Virginia's oldest stakes event, estimated to carry a gross value of $75,000 in its 1982 renewal November 12. The Tri-State was inaugurated in 1962 at the new defunct Shenandoah Downs with a gross value of approximately $15,000. Girls Basketball PraNce Slated A call has been issued for all girls who would like to try out for the girls basketball team at Charles Town Junior High School. The organizational meeting will be held at the junior high gymnasium on Friday, August 20, at 2 p.m. All interested girls are urged to be present. iG i~ g Shown in the above picture are the Tigers just after they had been presented trophies for finishing on top in seasonal play and winning the post-season play-off tournament. They are: Front row (left to right) - Chad Staubs, Charles Kelican, Jason Wolfe, Kevin Link, Jody Miller, Mason Wolfe and Randy Delawder. Second row (left to right) - Brian Wilt, Mike Shuff, Brian Whittington, John Ballenger, Beaver Willis, and Todd Wines. Back row (left to right) -- Coaches Rich Wilt and Fred Shipe and Manager, Mac Shuff. In action in a recent p~t-season solo home run. The Rangers scored one playoff tournament staged among the run in the top of the third on a walk to teams in the Jefferson Little I.~.ague, Richi Nick and a double by Mare Shep- the Tigers, who had already won the pard. The Tigers then tied it up in the seasonal championship of the league, bottom of the inning when Brian Whit- managed to win three more games to tington hit a three run homer. The also clinch the post-season playoff score rem#ined tied until the bottom of crown, the 5th when the Tigers scored four In their opening game of the tourna- times. The winning pitcher was Mike ment, the Tigers tangled with the 8th- Shuff, who struck out 9 and gave up just place Giants and had to come from 3 hits. The losing pitcher was Larry behind in the final inning for a 5-4 Winston who allowed only 5 hits. victory. In other tournament games, the Joey Phillips of the Giants, pitched Rangers, who finished in fourth place an outstanding game, striking out 12 in seasonal play, faced the fifth-place Tiger batsmen and giving up only three Yankees. The Yankee pitchers, Petie hits. But errors and walks proved to be Weller and Lee Stinger, gave up just his downfall. The Giants were in front five hits between them while the 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning Rangers' Richie Wilson allowed only when Brian Wilt doubled for the Tigers, three hits. driving in Mike Shuff and Chad Staubs, At the end of six complete innings, who had reached base on walks. This the score was tied at 3-3, forcing the knotted the score at 4-4 and then Wilt contest into extra innings. The tie was scored the winning run on an error, broken in the seventh frame when Todd Wines, the reliever for the Tigers, Larry Winston of the Rangers, singled got the victory, and eventually scored the wiming run. The semi-final game for the Tigers In the semi-final game, the Pirates saw them matched against the third jumped out to a 4 run lead over the place Angels. Although the Tigen were Rangers: However, the Rangers came out-hit 7-5, they won the game on key back in the third inning to tie it up at hits by Jody Miller and Mike Shuff. 5-5. In the final 3 frames the Rangers Miller drove in two runs with a double exploded for 9 runs while Ranger pit- and a single and Shuff drove in a run chefs Gene Taylor and Craig Stare- with a double. Brian Whittington, the baugh held the Pirates scoreless. winning pitcher for the Tigers, struck Shawn Dobson and Bird McDowell of out 10. The losing pitcher was Eric the Rangers each had two hits, walk. Wright, who struck out 8. Wright also ed twice, and scored three times. Marc went 3 for 4 at bat, racking up three Sheppard had 5 RBrs for the game. singles. The only other players to get hits for the Angels were Charlie SHEPHERD ADVISORS Lowery, who went 2 for 4 with 2 singles MEETING AUG. 30 and Wayne Kidwiler, who went 2 for 4 The Shepherd College Board of Ad- with 2 doubles. The final score was 7-5. visors will hold its quarterly meeting The Tigers and the Rangers were pit- on ~y, August 30, at 11 a.m. in the ted against each other for the cham- office of College President James But- pionship game of the tournament. The cher. The group consists of communi- Rangers scored 3 runs in the top of the ty and college representatives and first inning to take a 3-0 lead. The serves in an advisory capacity to col- Tigers were able to turn one run in the lege officials and the West Virginia bottom of the second on Todd Wines' Board of Regents. 'at Jef- School football practice that will be held Monday v until the start of school September z. be a slight departure on Angust Ron Renn~ has called for I0 o'clock in the morning. sorne ~ of James Wood High's Colonels Va in a ~SOn Thursday evening at 7 they have high hopes of copping the Class At state high school champion- ship for the second straight year, prac- tices have going well und Coach Denny Price. But there, injuries sustained in other ways than footlmll practice, have dealt a couple of blows, one to a rtma'ning veteran the to a prospective star- ting quarterback. One sustained a broken hand while hakUng a foott~ll for a kidur, thehas a m back problem: Orientation Set Two orientation sessions for incom- DonnieHetzel, ald ing sophomores at Jefferson High will be open to the School will be held next Tuesday, :In per petal. Au@st = Jeffers~ has had There wiU be one sessiou in the mor- bumps and bruises to slow ning at 9:50, another at 1 in the after- of the squad. And Coach noon. Sophomoes. will receive his staff are thisschedules and the bookstore will be mlt and diubl- open to purchase boob. throughout RegistraUon for all bander students will be held August 24 and 25 between ,where 8a.m. and2p.m. BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL AUTO Clmdm Town, W. Vo. fiN/PARKING J.E. SENSENEY .dSONS, Inc. 725-7316 IN ItlAII OF STORI 7 Furk3n0S- POSt Time 7:30 - 10 I ICeS For information and dining room reservations please call: In Washington 737-2323; In Baltimore 685-0200; Other areas 304-725-7001. In the Sceni<: Shenandoah Valley r'eor HarDers Ferry.