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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON ADVOCATr'7 S SECTION B---, PORTS PAGE TttI!RSI)AY, SEI'TEMBEll 3, 1959 NEWS VIEWS BY MAX BROWN Coaches Take Over Harpers Ferry High RICE AND BILL BURKE, newly appointed Iletic coaches for Harpers Ferry High School are on job and putting some thirty candidates through their in preparation for the Tiger's opener on September with the Shepherdstown ('ardinals. Rice is a grad- of West Va. Tech, while lhu'ke played a h)t of foot- at Fort Hill High School and graduated at Fairmont College... They'll Bring The ' Here. on Oclol)er lAMES WOOD S Colonels would like the loan of an @s:" dress unifol, m from the time of the War Be- n the States. It seems that Coach Archie Manuel his players are going to ha e- a classy mascot this i, a full-dressed colonel riding on a stallion. The and rider will attend all games in the style of Col. The James Wood gridders are scheduied for an 3 appearance against the Charles Town Panthers at Legion Field... Stockholders ERE ARE 7,000 stockhohlers in Shenandoah Downs track here and each one of them will receive two. passes, printed in gold and blue, for the 42-night opening' here on September 11. Barns for Charles Race Course-- STAKES ARE ALREAI)Y in'the ground, lining the space for four brand new barns at the Charles Race Course. The barns, which will be built right the eastern side of the track, in the alfalfa field, completed will accommodate around 300 horses will be of concrete block construction with all concrete Actual construction work is scheduled to begin as soon as the present meet ends on September 12. vacation for Charlie Funk and Leeds Riely. SKINNER, Charles Town High's stellar center and line-backer of last season, left Sunday for where he will enroll at WVU for the coming term. On Monday, Skinner was slated to report !freshman football practice at Jackson Mill. Also leav- Over the week-end was another former Purple Panther gridder, Don Clendenning, on his way back to Clem- a second year at the Southern school. Don will be for a berth on the 'Tigers' varsity squad this fall. Admission, parking with cars and mink stoles-- OF TttESE m d'many more special eventa and are now being lined up for Shenandoah Downs, Town's night racing track which opens on Sep- 11. Free admission and free partdng and the away of a sports car will featm'e opening night. another regular weetdy feature will be Ladies Night ys when a .mink stole will be given to some in the big handicapping contest. Football on TV NIGHT OVER channel 9, starting at 9:00 can h)ok in on the Baltimore Colts-Pittsburgh exhibition tilt and then on Saturday night begin- t l0 ;. m. the Washington Redskins meet the Green Leading Batter MALACHUCK, the Legion's rifle-m'm catcher from Va., was the club's leading batter with a healthy A1 will enroll next week at Wheaton College Ills., and you can bet that Legion officials all they can to get him back here next year. He 'realhustler and aevery nice chap. The old veterans, Miller and Wimpy Zombro came in one, two with notching a .382 average for the season and Zombro With .349. Turn To 2-B Turn To Page 2-B ,t Expected To Be At Starting Guard Posts When WVU Mountaineers Open 1959 Season With the time for the opening of the 1959 scholastic football sea- I son all but at hand, a glance at the many gridiron baVtles set to take place in the section and area !shows there will be action aple,nty especially on P|idays and Satur- days during the next three mon- t!hs of September-October and November. I Once again the most gridiron ,action anyvfhere in the section twill take place in Cobo'urn stad- liu'm in Martinsburg where not [only will Coach John Cobourn's ~Wlartinsburg Hl~,h ~ridders be nlqy P~E'~" lBl~ iing a five game home schedule, LOFTY !but there will also be some half When the West virgiaia University Mountaineers open their 1959 dozenl g, ames among the team in football season two big boys who are expected to be right in there the Midget football league of Mar in the starting line will be William "Bill" Lopasky, a senior from $insburg. Lehman, Pa., and Elmer (Pete) Toiley, a junior from Bartley, W. The schedules a~ announced Va. Lopasky, a 22D-pound, six-foot youth who came into his own this week by the various schol- Iast year after a long term of bench-riding is a very fine defensive astic coaches of the sec, tion: player, strong, hut not, ~uite as fast as Gone Lamone, Chuck Howley or Joe Nicely. He improved his blocking and last year against the CHARLES TOWN Oklahoma Sooners blocked a punt and scampered 14 yards with the first WVU touchdown against the Sooners. He made the All- Sept. 12-1~omney, Home Southern Conference second team last year and the scholastic all Sept. 19-Clarke Co. -x Home conference first team. Originally a fullback, he did not play in Se~pt. 26-Petersburg Home' 1956 and saw very little action in 1957. Tolley, who was injured Oct. 2-James Wood ~Home in pro-season drills, missed three games, but then rose to prominence tOot. 9-Galthersburg (n) Away as right tackle on the alternate WVU unit. Alfhough he is now Oct,. 17-Berkeley SpNngs Home needed more at right (linebacking) guard, he is a good bet to play Oct. 23,Martinsburg (n) Away regularly wherever the position. He is also considered as a good Oct. 30-Beall (n) Away kickoff man. He is a product of Merrill Gainer at Big Creek High Nov. 7-Harpers Perry Away School. ' I x-Tentative game HARPERS FERRY ,Heavy graduation and one or two s,eholastic losses la~ year was supposed to have caved ,t~he roof in on the Harpers Perry High foot- ballers t'his year des,pite t~he fact they 'have been going t'hron~:h cc,~ sis, tently ,winning seasons for ~t'he past. nine years. But two new coaches and 'a better th'an antici pated turnou.t of gr,id candidates have brou:~ht renewed hopes ,for anot~her good season at the Jeff- ersc,n Counfy SOhool. T,he new Harpers Perry ~head coach Ron,ald K. Rice and his as- :sial,ant William (:Bill) Buz'ke are addingfresh ide~ and vl~v~sl~Irit'~ to t~.he foot!ball orogr~rm and squad a Harpers Perry and ah'eady a dividend in t'he ,form of more in- teres;t in t'he sport has been man- i, fested. Por instance this year a total of 30 :boys ,are working out wfth t'he team, fhe largest ,number to report for foo,tball in some years. And although it's still ,too early to determine their real pc- tential, ah-eady some newcomers are show,ing real promise Coach Rice said Tuesday afternoon after a t~wo-~hour practice session. First Coaching t This is the first full ~time coach- ing job for both Rice and Burke, and they have stepped into ~a tough situation because Harpers Perry has been ,a winni,ng team and undoubtedly the fans will ex- pect it to be .t~hat way again :this year. Wi,t~h only five regulars back from last year's team Coaches l~ice .and Burke have only a small nucleus around which to :build ,their team. Pour of the 'holdovers are linemen and one a backfield man. Lost to t,he Tigers are such out- stand~,ng players as J. Bussard and Wilton HockensmitJh, regular ~hal,fbacks ,and Kenny .'Mills, ,full- back. Mills will 'be ot~t of' action this year due to scholastic d~iffi- culities. This means tha,t Coaches Rice and Burke have only Tom~ny Man uel, veteran quarterback, ,around which ~to build a .backfield. But 'Manuel is ~he key .man in the Tig er offense and t,his will be '.a big hel~p to l~ice ,and Burke and to the offensive ,al~tacks they hope to use at Harpers Ferry this year. Working out a~t Vhe ~hal~fback slots and 'hoping to grab off .t~he .pl,aces left vacant by J..Bussard and Hockensmi,t'h ~are Ammon Nap per, 126~pound sophomore scat- back who 'has a lot of speed; Ray- mond Gal,loway, 1'55 pound junior Eddie ~Moler, 140 ,pOund junior and John ,Li'ttleton, 165 pound junior who played a lot of football last season for the Tigers. Trying for the fullback ~os,t which Kenny Mills left are: Paul DeAngelo, 152 pound senior, Gary Iden, 145 pound junior, Charles S~totler, 1,50 pound freshman and Gary Vi~ands, 160 pound senior. On ~he forward ~va,ll Coaches ~ice ,and Burke have Steve W, il,t who was o,ne of ~he ,better ends in the section, ~buck on the j~b hold- ing do,wn one of .t)he pos],t~ons; and looking like ,the best prospect to take over the other end post which was held by George Hough, is Donnie Hetze! who also saw some service las,t season. 10 players are trying to make the grade for these positions, wl,th a number of them alternating at tac kle and guard. ~r instance Ernie Sept. 18-Shepherds,town, home Sept. 25-Musselmun. Away Oct.' 2-Berkeley Springs. Away Pet. 9-Rom,ney Deaf, Home Oct. 14-Hancock, Md. Away Pet. 23,Hedgesville, Home Oct. 30-~Moorefiel:d, Away Nov. 7-Charles Town, Home SHEPHERDSTOWN Sept. 18-H,arpers Ferry, Away Sept. 25-Hedgesville, Away Oct. 2-Mussel'man, Away Oct. 9-Berkeley Springs, Home Oct. 16-Open Oct. 23-Hancock, Home Oct. 28-Boonsboro, Home (Home games start 2 p. m.) ier than ~ year ago. And if Webb ,is u~ed again a,t a guard post t)hen the Tigers should be solid in these two posts wi,t*h t~vo regulars ~back from last year's :team. Richard Bussard is also ,back :at Vhe cen,ter post w~ni