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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -Thursday, October 28, 1999 1 "7~ J O % Jenniffer Russell finds two Lady Bulldogs in her way as she and Amy Edwards (far right in top photo) try to thread their way closer to the Martinsburg goal. e l~y Bob Madison The home is the cocoon of secu- year. rity. feels they have paid Others make decisions when it will be their turn you aren't around because of ath- reap the rewards of letics. n practice or the weight They give you support. They gain the playing even give in to you when they be- older than them, had lieve you are wrong or don't know Seasons. all the facts. the coach doesn't see They make it a year for you to the player's way. He succeed. Obstacles are removed. ap with his most The athlete is given every athletes --- regardless of chance to realize their dream. No other year will see such self- year. less behavior. all the player has the biggest dis- The senior year should be en- of a young person's joyed like no other. It has privilege at home if not on the playing fields. can't wait to get Sometimes the cocoon can be Year over with, to gettoo utopian in nature. Not often, own with little or no but the senior still needs to mature in their way. by being given responsibility. Who want the days to Values need to be formed. Situa- calendar during their tions need to be resolved with logi- are to be pitied --- not cal thinking. A sense of who the but to be pitied, athlete-person really is needs to be realize their senior ongoing. ~last year they have the Acquaintances at school will security, soon be gone from the senior's life. as in parents or guard- People go away to college, move in the last away with their own family, take a education, last job away from the area, or congre- last year of nur- gate with new-found peers from living at home. junior college, from work, or from seniors don't realize that wherever they now live. or guardian are In a year, today's senior will the same home, there only see about 15% of the people he a person there to makesees in school. The values or ac- Ld , on t oversleep, who ceptable behavior he or she had ~d mends your clothes,with them might change drasti- your meals whether cally with any new people they the rest of the familymight then congregate with a year You return from practice later. ~, Who makes sure you get So, today's senior needs to think or doctor checkups, for themselves, evaluate their likes money when a "real and dislikes as it pertains to their who pays your car in- own future life, and behave accord- you use their cal, ing to well-though-out ideas of es many of their life's right and wrong. around your games or If today's senior moves, he will ~Vho tolerates your ado- be away from the influence Of 100 A and changes of of those he considered his "friends" just months beibre. Nobody has control in this action near midfield in left photo. Jenniffer Russell (in white) tries to guide the ball to where she can then kick it. Lindsay Edwards is Number 8. A Martinsburg player and Lauren Atkinson (17 at right and below) try to get control in Saturday's shootout win by the Lady Cougars. Nerves were stretched as taut as possible. This was not self-imposed -pressure. The losing team would have its season end. There had been four 20-minute periods, two 10-minute overtimes, two more 5-minute sudden death segments, and finally a shootout that determined the sectional semi- final soccer game between Jefferson's girls and Martinsburg. The score had been even at 1-1 after regulation, after all the extra sessions but now it was 2-1 with Jeflbrson prevailing with nmre suc- cessful kicks in the shootout portion. There had been ll0 minutes of, pressure. And then the shootout where each team selects five players who try to send kicks past the goalkeeper. Martinsburg had scored first on a day made even more trying by a numbing wind that blew crossfield instead of from one end, but dropped the wind chill into the 30s. The Lady Bulldogs led 1-0 until ,lefferson's Lindsay Edwards lofted a hmg shot toward the Martinsburg goalkeeper. &s the shot sailed in toward the Bulldog netminder, it appeared to be an easy save for her, but somehow it slipped through her hands and trickled into the net to gain the Lady Cougars a 1-1 tie. Edwards' score came with six minutes left in the first half. Nobody could score in the second half. Or the overtimes as both teams probed for higher percentage shots but didn't want to have a breakdown that led to a telling shot by the other side. Ma~*insburg assaulted Jefferson's 'defense and goalkeeper Beth Walsh, taking at least twice as many shots at the Jefferson net as the Lady Cougars managed at the other end. But legitimate shots as well as those hammered in with the hope of danm fortune intervening and send- ing it into the net had no effect on the scoring, Finally, the shootout to decide which team would go to the section finale last night in Fairmont. In the tenseness of the shootout, Martinsburg scored with its first try, but couldn't score with any of its last four shots. Jefferson matched the only Martinsburg success when sopho- more Lynnsey Carrelt glanced her shot off the Bulldog goalkeeper and into the net. Neither team could score again until Jefferson's fourth shot when senior Jenniffer Russell drilled her boot past the lunging Kristen Lough gdving the Lady Cougars a 2-1 lead in the shootout with only one more Martinsburg attempt left. When that fifth Bulldog shot was high and cleared the top post of the goal, Jefferson had won and as its players spent the last ounces of their energies in celebration, the game had at last been settled. Two goals in the first few minutes of its quarterfinal sectional soccer game against Frankfort took the And if he goes away to college or last year of high school as precious. accepts a job and moves out of the Don't rush it through and wish family home, there will be nobody it: done. around to eater to his whims, get For most, it is the best year of him out of bed to go to school, cook your life and is too soon gone. his meals, clean his clothes, etc. Consider your home life a bless- The senior should consider his ing and use it to further your hap- Fumbles like this one hurt Charles Town's chances of upset. ting Musselman in junior high football. One of the Panthers' fumbles was returned for an Applemen TD as Charles Town lost its second game. [ i~ >~i ~ ~i ~ i ~ Coach Roy Banjoman and Coach Chicchirichi gather their Harpers Ferry Tigers for the last seconds of the first half in a win over Berkeley Springs. The 4-1-2 Tigers host Charles Town this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. suspense from Jefferson's eventual Frankfort net in a second period in 10-0 girls soccer win over the visit- which Jefferson continually pep- ing Lady Falcons. pered the net with shot after shot. The two extremely early goals by Jefferson got second-half goals kany Edwards and Nora Burke put from Skarzinski, Ellen Brosh, the first-year Lady Falcons in flight Russell, and Alia Ford. Jefferson. and allowed the entire game to set- goalkeeper Beth Walsh touched thq tle into a Jefferson shooting gallery ball once in the first half, recovering at the Frankfort goalkeeper, a loose pass. Amber Fellers played Lindsay Edwards scored a first in the goal in the second half. The quarter goal and then Amy easy win sent the Lady Cougar~ Edwards, Jessica Skarzinski, and against Martinsburg in a semifinal Jenniffer Russell found the game. Lauren Atkinson (17) and a Frankfort player race toward the ball in a sectional tournament game. O" The Lady Cougars volleyball team Jefferson by game scores of 15-3 and " saw its chances for an unbeaten sea- 15-7 to win the six-school son ended when it traveled to tournament. Romney to fac~ staunch regional The Lady Cougars beat Fort Hill rival Hampshire on Wednesday. by scores of 15-12 and 18-16, losing a The Lady Trojans stopped third game, 12-15. Jefferson stopped Jefferson's winning streak at 15 Musselman in three straight games games by winning the two games of in the quarterfinals and then elimi- the match by scores of 15-4 and 15-13. nated Martinsburg from the winner's After having the emotionally bracket with game wins of 15-10 and ;, draining loss on Wednesday, the 15-7, while losing one game to the Lady Cougars tried to right them- Lady Bulldogs. selves in time for a Thursday match in Hedgesville. It wasn't longRevenge of sorts came to the :' enough between matches. The Lady Jefferson girls on Monday when' Cougars lost to the Lady Eagles in they det~ated nemesis Hampshire ~ a marathon-like match, three games 3-1 to even the teams' season se- to two with the fifth and decid- ries at 1-1. ing game going to 19-17 beforeHampshire had been the first Hedgesville (now 12-13 overall) was team to beat the Lady Cougars this able to close out things, season and will be a leading con- Jefferson, now 15-2, won the first tender for regional honors in No- game 15-9, lost Game Two 7-15, won vember. the next game 15-12, but then was The game scores on Monday. beaten in the final two games of the were 15-13, 12-15, 15-9, and 15-3. match by scores of 9-15 and 17-19. Jefferson trailed by two points , Angle Magaha had 16 service late in the first game, but made a points in the five games combined comeback to win. Atter Hampshire. and Lisa Keay had nine servicewon the second game, Jefferson got points, six consecutive service points from At~r winning Cumberland ValleySherri Grippo to pull away from a Athletic League tournament matches 9-9 tie and win that critical game. against Fort Hill, Musselman, andLisa Jackson had 13 service Martinsburg, Jefferson's Lady points and seven kills in the four Cougars were beaten by champion games combined, while Grippe had Allegany in the finals of the mara- 13 service points and four assists, . thon conference-decider held on Lisa Keay 11 service points, and Saturday at Musselman High. Angle Webb 10 service points and The Lady Campers defeated six kJlls. Jefferson's girls volleyball team got a sweet win over Hamp- shire earlier this week. Hampshire, had dealt the Lady Cou- gars their first seasonal loss last week.