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| | / | OF JEFFERSON F^ eRS ADVOCATE SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1961 I/IEW$ BY MAX BROWN COACH SIMS soft-spoken and mild-mannered chap, Coach Kenneth certainly impressed a group of Purple Panther here this week as he sent some thirty or more candidates through their paces at Legion Park.. right now we will venture no guess as to just how games the locals will win this season, we have seen of Ken Sims and his coaching to tell us that the will be a well-coached outfit, in every depart- when the kick-off time arrives... His able as, Bill Jordan, after a year with the Panthers, will supply plenty of first-rate help at every turn... es Town High is indeed very fortunate in having such fine coaches and gentlemen in their athletic as Kenneth Sims and Bill Jordan... 0 Danny Eismon, a real stand-out football player for .Charles Town ttigh Purple Panthers, will report on ust 29th for West Virginia Freshman football practice. ay was sought after by a number of top colleges over countrybut finally decided to cast his lot with the ntaineers.., o wry Burns, the former Purple Panther football star, leave on Monday for Miami, Florida, where he will t training with the University of Miami football Larry hopes to make the big squad this fall will be trying for oneof the halfback positions. , o BOOTHE AT HANDLEY Boothe, a former star halfback at Shepherd Col- and Potomac State, will rejoin his old team-matesat High in Winchester this season as a backfield Jack has a wealth of experience in the coaching and this fall will be his seventh year in the business. @ man who breaks Babe Ruth's record will get for a single shot on the Ed Sullivan show and to make over $50,000 in appearance money during winter. Heretofore, the highest price ever paid for appearance on a TV show has been $7,500. .0 Skinner, the former Panther football star who 16 tackles, 11 assists in only 54 minutes of play, he broke his ankle in the Penn State game last fall, Coach Ken Sims in his early work-outs with candidates... John plans to report for prac- with the Mountaineers on August 29th... e HEAD TEAM IN '62 t would come as no surprise to this corner to see hard- Ed Chrisman step up and take hold of the Legion club next year. Ed was contacting many of the as they left the park here last Sunday and they him they would be glad to play here again next So, maybe we'll have another fine Legion team Time will tell... 'O RESORT ski resort is in the process of being constructed County, about five miles west of Wash- mia. Plans are for it to be completed in or use during the coming winter months. Reports itwill be one of the finest in the East... 0 AND COLTS TV sets and over WTOP-Channel 9 beginning Saturday night, you can look in on the Wash- Redskins- Baltimore Colts exhibition pro football from Norfolk, Va. Should be a good one... 0 ' Virginia U's 1961 football brochure has arrived sports desk and once, again hustling Eddie Barrett up with a fine piece of work. There's plenty of information about the Mountaineers and their for this season... o Battles, the old West Va. Wesleyan football great former Washington Redskins halfback, is adept as a He got home in two and two-putted for a birdie 15th at Washington's Congressional, die on 16, hardest hole on the course... o station WTOP in Washington has added -Baltimore ball game in Baltimore on September 10th, to the schedule to replace the rained out in Cleveland May 6th... STILL IN RACE scratched Detroit-from the American League it. The Tigers look like they mean to stay to pounce on their first pennant in 16 years final two show-down encounters with the front- Yankees September 1-3 in Yankee Stadium and 15-17 in Detroit. It's now strictly a Tiger- race--with Detroit's Frank Larry pressing Yankee Ford as the A. L.'s top pitcher... METHODIST CHURCH HAM SUPPER Methodist Church a Country ham plate at the church hall Satur- 2 begininng at 6 p. m. shine. The menu will in- Untry ham, baked beans, or potato salad, coffee bread and butter. Price $1 for adults and 65 cents under 12 years of KIWANIS FAMILY PICNIC SET FOR PARK THURSDAY The annual family picnic for the Charles Town Kiwanis Club will be held Thursday, bi~ginning at 6 p. m. at Jefferson Memorial Park. All Kiwanians, their wives and children are cordially invited to attend. There will be plenty of fod and drink for everyone and plans are being made for a large attendance. i, GO TO CHURCH" suNDAY I TWO Football has been blooming at Charles Town High School for the past three years. But just like everything else, after years of plenty often comes a year or two of famine. And such may possib- ly be the case for Kenny Sims, the new Panther head coach, and his able assistant William (Bill) Jordan. Yes, for me past three years, the Charles Town High football- ors have been among the biggest and best in the section and area and their won and loss records during that period shows this to be true. But graduation played havoc with the Panther grid ma- chine last May and this year it will need a general overhauling with Coaches Sims and Jordan facing the difficult job of finding new and capable replacements for the lost parts. Rebuilding Year This year is already being re- garded by the coaches, players and many of the fans, as a year of "rebuilding". And with only two of the 1960 starting eleven back, it looks as though it will have to be an almost complete re building job. While Coach Jordan is familiar with some of the capabilities and abilities of many of the boys, for Coach Sims, who is taking over the head coaching reigns here for the first time, everything and everyone is new to him. When Coaches Sims and Jot. 'dan got their first look at the 1961 crop of grid candidates, they need to take 0nly one look to know that the size and speed which the Panther teams of the past three 'have been noted for is lacking all down the line. Also lacking is the wealth of exper- ience which the 1959.60 teams had at the outset. The some 30 boys who have re ported for the squad to date, how ever, do show a few bright spots in that they have already indica- ted in the early practice sessions 1 Unless head coach Doug Lut- man and his assistant, William (Bill) Sowers, can work a miracle or two, Harpers Ferry ttigh School is in for one of the leanest and most trying seasons on the gridiron in the past half dozen or so years. Last,year a veteran bunch of Harpers Ferry Tigers, coached by a vetez-an menlor, ran roughshod over all opposition, rolling to the first undefeated season the done in scholastic football in this other 20 boys who have reported ing staff is new; this not only entire section and area, faces the for the sqnuad are newcomers .to being their first year at Harpers Stake A $7,500 added futurity, the first in West Virginia racing his- tory, will be established at Shen- andoah Downs with the initial running next year. General Man- ager Bob Leavit! announced last week. The race. lo be known as the Tri-State Futurity will be for two-year olds foaled in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The initial running is expected to carry a gross purse of more than $10,000 with breeders sharing in the added money, Leavitt said. It is the first stakes race sched uled at the night track which was opened in 1959 and the only one slated in West Virginia for 1962. The $7500 also is the biggest pur- se offered at a mounlain state track. "The Tri-State Futurity is the first in what we plan to make a major stakes program for West BOB LEAVITT two new coaches in football at high school football. Lutman, a Ferry, but their first venture in- Virginia racing, "Leavitt said in soon as West Virginia's 1962 rac, Harpers Ferry High School former star basketball and foot- to the coaching field. Douglas announcing the inaugural. where Douglas Lutman (left) ball player at Berkeley Springs Lutman, who was named as head ing schedule is set by the Racing head coach and William (Bill) ttigh, is a graduate of Shepherd football coach at ttarpers Ferry "It will be developed into a fix Commission. Sowers (right) have taken over College. While at Berkeley only a few short weeks ago, will ture along with other added mon Nominations for the first three this year for the first time. This Springs he played football for two be making his debut as a coach ey events that will be booked in Tri-State events will close on Dec year will be the coaching debut years under the direction of Jer. as will Sowers. future years." ember 31st of this year. accord- of both Lutman and Sowers and ry Calhoun, now head coach at this year also will mark the first Beall High High in Frostburg, time at least eight of the start. Md. And Sowers, a veteran of ing 11 boys on the Harpers Ferry squad have played football. The four years in the U. S. Navy, is a Tigers, who went through an un. i graduate of Princeton tIigh defeated season in 1960 have School and Concord College. ~ ,. TRI--COUNTY LEAGUE TEAM W L Pct. Bakerton 162 .889 Martlnsburg VFW 144 .778 Berkeley Place 107 .588 Sleepy Creek 9 8 .529 Winchester Rebels 9 9 .500 Tomahawk 5 13 .278 Leetown 5 13 .278 Winchester 3 13 .167 they want to play football, and ]: Sunday's Results are going to gTle their best all the way; and most of them areIMartinsburg VFW 7 Leetown 0 sophomores. Both signs are good Bakerton 3 Winchester Rebels 0 Tomahawk 8 Sleepy Creek 1 anes for any re.building program providing the lack of experience doesn't take the toll of too many through injuries. Pleased With Spirit Coach Sims said Tuesday he is pleased with the spirit the boys are showing and that he feels that by the time the season is well underway, the 1961 Panther team will be able to give a good acount ~f itself even though vic- tortes may not come as often, and as decisive, as they did dur- ing the 1959-60 seasons. The only two first string vet- erans of last year's team back are Don Ballenger, who played a lot of offensive end and defensive line-backing last season; and Steve Willingham, the hard-char- Berkeley Place 9 Winchester 0 AUGUST 27 Winchester at Leetown Tomahawk at W. Rebels BerkeleY Place at Gerrardstown Sleepy Creek at Bakerton ~With 0niy three more games to play the battle for the champion- ship of the Tri-County' Baseball league' has now narrowed to a two-team race with.the Bakerton Senators and Martinsburg VFW battling it out right down to the wire. One of the three games left on,the sclaedule will be between Bakerton and the VFW on Sept. 3 at Bakerton. Sunday afternoon the Bakerton Larry Peer Suffers Broken Leg In Grid Practice :Monday Larry Peer, one of the promis- ing young sophomore candidates for the Charles Town High foot ball team won't be playing much football this season, if any, be- cause Monday afternoon he suf- fered a broken leg during the running of a play. Peer, who was playing on the defensive team was blocked out o a play by Steve Willingham and the block which Willingham threw at Peer was so hard and so low it cracked Peer's left leg just above the an- lde. He was taken to the Charles Town General Hospital where it been taken out of action for at least a few days because of sprain ed ankles and cuts and bad bruis es of the arms and elbows, Coach Kenneth Sims stated. ging Panther right halfback. Bal lenger, a 165 pound, senior is being worked out at both end and halfback slots, while Willing ham a 170 pound halfback, is being used again at this same posI ition. Coaches Sims and Jordan, do, however, have a number of other hold-overs, Seniors and Jun- iors, who saw considerable ser- vice last year which they feel will soon be ready for starting assign- ments. For instance big Torn Doy le, who played a lot of both of- fensive and defensive center is back and at 200 pounds will be a fine man from which to anchor the line on both sides. Then there is Larry McCormick, 180- pound guard who saw some ser- vice last season; John Wilt, a 165 pound guard who also play- ed a lot of football for the Pan- thers in 1960; and Charles Moler who was a second string quarter- back for the Panthers. Joe Cloud, a 180 pound guard; Marvin Dodson, a 185 pound tac- kle; and Bob Nerhood, a 155 pound end are also back along with Tom Crane, 150 pound half back; Jim Saville, 145 pound end Buddy Stocks, 150 pound lineman Phillip Chandler, a 150 pound fullback; John Lowery, 145 pound guard and Robert Dailey, 145 pound halfback. Other candidates who are work ing out are: David Ellis, a senior; Jack Snow, a big boy who was in. eligible last year; Tommy Specht, Tommy Shirley ,Bobby Davis, Norman Myers, Leon Upright, Pete Peterson and Sam Bailey, the latter a newcomer to Charles' Town High football. Peterson Newcomer Coaches Sims and Jordan re- ceived one pleasant Surprise Mon day morning when a big 185 pound lad by the name of Calvin Peterson, transferred to Charles Town from Rhode Island where he has played some football. Included in the good ,looking Turn To Page 2--B team maintained a two game lead over the Martinsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars by scoring a 3..0 victory over the Winchester (Va.) Rebels. And at the same time the VFW scored a 7-0 win over Leetown, In other league action the four th place Sleepy Creek batsmen dropped an 8-1 decision to the Tomahawk team; and Berkeley Place scored a 9-0 forfeit decisioh over the Winchester batsmen. Buddy Custer, who has played the major role in keeping the VFW boys in the thick of the pen nant race, served up a four hit- ter' against the Leetown batsmen, fanning 11 as the VFW chalked up it's sixth consecutive victory. It was Custer's 12th triumph as against only two set backs. " A triple by Burch was the only extra base blow yielded by Cus- ter. And while the Vets were g~t ting such fine pitching they were also turning in some consistent hitting, collecting a total of 13 safeties, including three hits by Custer and two base knocks ~a- piece by Mike Allen and Chalky Hopkins and Wayne Crawford. At Bakerton, the defending champions posted their seventh straight win by blanking the Win chester Rebels 3-0 behind the pitching of Wayne and Gerald Jamis0n. However the Rebels pro tested the tilt on all-edged inter- ference on a play at first base. Ray Jamison had two of Bak. erton's five safeties but Randy Anders came through with the big blow when he tripled two runs home in the fourth. Righthander Wayne Spies hur- led a splendid seven hitter as Tomahawk snapped a nine game losing streak by downing Sleepy Creek 8-1, | ZOMBRO REUNION SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd The families of Joseph K. Zom. bro who resided in the Harpers Ferry. section of Jefferson Coun- ty and Benjamin Lee Zombro of the Spring Mills section of Ber. keley County, will hold a family reunion at Taylors Park, Keedys. ville, Md. ,on Sunday, September 3, 1961. Each family is asked to bring a picnic basket. This is the first annual reunion and all decendants are requested to be present by 1:00 p. m. i i i Post Time A........... The race will be run at six ins to Racing Secretary James II Will De New . [furlongs on a date to be set as A. Picarilli. And this is only the beginning[ ....... of the newness angle in the Tiger fonthal] ,t,r, ~f,,- 10al q~,n ,e [backfield, were lost through grad end; Blake Harrison, Jim Gifft, ...... ""~" ............. t uation Go-e are such outstand the 11 who will be in the starting I. "" "" "" -nie ~" " 1 on~ John Littleton and Irving Grey, lineup when the season opens Sat I lng prayers as ~onI A rtetze, . e plus the best little center in the urdav Sent 9 will "ha n,~u fa,'es I~ me sectmns petter quarter- scholastic ranks in this section, on the ']' er'team "Onlv't3ink Ibacks; Eddie Molar and Raymond Richard Bussard. .~ - , ~'...", - J. .~ I Galloway, two great halfbacks, It's going to b(. a difficult task retrucc~, a lqa-pouncl Junior wno I ...... 1" S t" 1 back ained a t ttin,- .... "-I -.~ ..~me miter a A t-~ ec tuna . ; which Coaches Lutman and Sow- g S a" g DerlnIn mlcl- season last year, will be back to l ar'~.Kenni~1 Micl~iSontaheflu~ll~ah:rd ers have to face. They have olll~. ~r (1vlng /~- I ~ O take his place at ~,uardagain on l - : . three boys back who have h~! the Tiger forward wall. I Also gone this year are such any experience at all in hi~ The other six starting linemen lsmall, but deternfined linemen school football.Petruccl, Ant~ and all four of the starting Tiger las Steve Will, an All-Sectional Turn To Page g--B Loosening. ~Up First Before " Shown above are, the 23 candidates for the Harpers Ferry High football team as theF begin their twice-daily workoutson the high school field in preparation for the opening of their 1961 st~- son on September 9. The group, being coached by Douglas Lutman and William Sowers axje going r through their calisthenics prior to getting down to the running of plays and the learning of t~ fundamentals of idocking and tackling. - F .O.A,F. -. II I I I I I - I IL