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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, November 12, 1998 15 Coach mistic By Bob Madison returns all five starters from a basketball team that fin- overall record of 11-16 and a Mid-American Conference 1, qualifying for the final league postseason playoffberth to Ball State, 93-76, in the first round. coach Greg White says that two freshmen could starters are: Travis Young, 6-foot-1 sophomore 11.3 points a game; Joda Burgess, 6-foot-6 guard who averaged 10.3 points a game; Carlton King, 6- forward who averaged 13.7 points per game; Derrick junior forward who averaged 8.2 points per game; cKelvy, 6-foot-8 center who averaged 8.6 points a game. possible starters include: Cornelius Jackson, 6- point guard who transferred from Tennessee; guard and a freshman from Woodrow Wilson of Dobbs, 6-foot-5 junior forward who averaged 9.1 Line; Ed Johnson, 6-foot-9 freshman forward from r Academy; Dale Morton .6-foot-6 forward and a se- 5.2 points a game; Josh Perkey, 6-foot-7 forward who transferred from the University of Charleston; 6-foot-9 senior center; and J. R. VanHoose, 6-foot-10 from Paintsville, Ky. who was voted Mr. Basketball last season and averaged 25.5 points per game and 14.5 opens its season on Saturday at home against Blue field West Virginia Conference. ever the optimist, at least when speaking to the print interviewed by television or radio. isn't sure whether the Herd has enough to win the ure they couldn't win it either. singing the plaudits of his team a year ago when it games below .500 with a schedule that could hardly be the internal competition on his team, some of his con- notices might have more validity than before. Betsy Blose is veryseason as a redshirt. Kilby was a upcoming season WVIAC Honorable Mention All- sful 16-12 Conference selection as a fresh- set new school- man as she led the team in scoring wins with with a 13.1 mark. place finish in'theBlose also added a pair of transfers in guard Jennifer Sandi Chapman and guard Toni Wolfe, are the DeStefano. play all four yearsChapman is expected to make an immediate impact after play- 8.7 points, 3.0 ing for The Mount last year. 3.0 assists last sea- DeStefano comes to Shepherd after an outstanding career at WVIAC Honor- Hagerstown Junior College. hen- Blose and her staff also brought when she led the in seven freshman in one of (11.9 ppg). Shepherd's richest recruiting classes. is junior for-Barb Oller (Centreville/ who earned Centreville, VA). Team All-Confer- Amanda Fleming (Hancock/ as a freshman. Hancock, MD). 1.7 and 3.8 Melissa Windle (Greencastle last year. Antrim]Greencastle, PA). Megan Poehlman (Meade/Ha- phomore never, MD). Schwandt's Gall Siemer (Chesapeake/ earned her captain Severna Park, MD). With Goulet and Makia Staves (Bishop Was second on the McNamara/Ft. Washington, MD). a 6.7 av- Jenn Westervelt (John Carroll/ Bel Air, MD). guard Sharon Blose again has a challenging in all 28 games schedule with Carson-Newman, last season. Indiana (PA), Kutztown, and na- guard Kassandra tional power Shippensburg among after sitting out last the non-conference opponents. lerd Rams men's Parkman (6-4, 172) stepped into a 1998-99 season starting role as a freshman after a marks. The 28-point scoring outburst against players fromlast Alderson-Broaddus. He is pro- Starters miss- jected as the team's starting point year's team were guard. ar guard Rashad Here is the recruiting class: center Mike Toia. One of the players expected to list of returnees is make an immediate impact is Der- Harris. The rick Price (6-7, 215), a junior col- guard was the lege transfer from Montgomery- SOCcer last seasonGermantown College in Mary- Harris is the land. Price was selected as a first rning three-point team All-Maryland JUCO per- conference as he former. percent of his Another transfer expected to arc. make an immediate impact is David Thomp- Rashad Howell (6-6; 210) from as the team's leading Dundalk Community College. 7.7 caroms Howell averaged 15 points and 14 te 6-foot-5, 215- rebounds and earned second team also had a 12.0 All-Maryland honors at Dundalk last season. JUnior, Ronnie Five freshman are the founda- an integral part of tion of the most heralded recruit- The 5-foot-10, ing class in the past five years. averaged other Carlton Talley (6-7, 215) and a game, while lead- Ryan Jones (6-6, 218) have the po- in Steals with 61.tential to become two of the better Improved play- front line performers in school his- guard Ja- tory. Easley (6- Talley is from H.D. Woodson of being the High School and Jones played for stopper. .Woodrow Wilson High School. re guard Antar Another recruit from the Wash- ington area was Matt Bishop (6-5, STRATION 220) from St. Vincent Pallotti. Barrington Johnson (6-0, 166) estling was the surprise coup of tlae re- will hold its cruiting season. Johnson hails n Tuesday, N0vem- from Capital High School in 8 p.m. at the Jef-Charleston. There is a possibility cafeteria, that Johnson could take advan- register at the tage of a redshirt season. -~ registration fee The final piece to the recruiting a T-shirt and season is John (Aaron) Milton (6- ~e first qualifier. A 4, 230). Milton is a graduate of lStration fee of $40 nearby Jefferson High School, but for two' or more has served in the Navy for the last three years. By Bob Madison For a man with one of the most appropriate names in all of sport, the fleet James Jett is playing better and producing more significant stats in his last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders of the Na- tional Football League. Jett was in Baltimore on Sunday, not a good day for the Raiders, but a fruitful day for him, what with five catches and 92 yards in the loss to the Ravens. Now in his sixth season with Oakland, Jett is still only 27 years- old, his birthday falling on December 28. Last year was Jett's brightest. He had 46 pass receptions, good for 804 yards (a 17.4 yards per catch average), and an eye-opening 12 touchdowns. But Oakland was a losing team, again missing the playoffs. This season, Jett has been as productive. And better yet, the Raiders have been winning. Sunday's loss to the Ravens snapped a six-game winning streak, but still left the Raiders with a 6-3 record, a mark that would give them an AFC wild card if the season were to end today. Oakland has had myriad injury problems at quarterback this year. Starter Jeff George has missed most of year and was re-injured again on Sunday. George's replacement, Donald Hellas, has been in- consistent at best, so Jett's numbers aren't at glowing as were last year's, but recently his catches, yardage, and touchdowns have been on 1997's pace. Jett's first year with the Raiders was 1993. After his senior sea- son at West Virginia, one in which he had just 19 catches, 382 yards, and four touchdowns, Jett Went undrafted by the NFL. He was sub- sequently signed as a free agent by the Raiders in May, 1993 and made the team out of that summer's training camp. In his rookie season, Jett managed 33 catches, 771 yards (a 23.4 yards-per-catch average), and three scores. Going into 1998, Jett had a five year sheet that showed 150 catches, 2,608 yards, and 20 touchdowns. His yards-per-catch aver- age was 17.4. Last year, there was one 100-yard game and three games -- versus St. Louis, Seattle, and the New York Jets -- in which Jett caught two touchdown passes. He tied with Cole Ford for the team leadership in points scored with 72. After making the United States Olympic team in 1992, Jett was a part of the gold medal-winning 400-meter relay team. He ran in the heats of the relay races, but did not participate in the semifinals or finals after finishing fifth in the U.S. Trials. By running in the heats, Jett was awarded a gold medal, the same as those who participated in the semis and finals. He won the races necessary to being the NFL's Fastest Man in 1996. Statistics aside, this has to be the best season for Jett because the team is in contention for a playoffspot. A six-year starter and still just 27 years-old, Jett would seem to have many NFL years ahead of him. As Jefferson County's only ath- lete in the major leagues of sport, Jett's career continues to gain bur- nish. And the county will continue to watch his exploits even though he Oakland Raider James Jett, former Jefferson High and WVU wide receiver, had five catches for 92 yards in a loss to Baltimore on Sunday. is a coast removed; t~or Jett has always been a low-key, quietly effec- tive person who has recognized his beginnings and given credit to his family, his schools, and his football and track coaches. MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY The Rams Cross Country team finished up their season on Satur- day at the NCAA Regional Cham- pionship Meet at Slippery Rock University. The team left with a 28th place finish. Shepherd was led by Dan Carter, who finished in 108th place with a time of 36:44. Other Ram finishers included Matt Wamsley (174th), Jason Lysne (182nd), Michael Gross (183rd), Andrew Dawson (184th), Dustin Wilson (185th) and Michael Lanning (186th). Edinboro University won the event with 26 team points. VOLLEYBALL (22-9 OVERALL, 10-4 WVIAC) On Saturday, the Rams ended their regular season with a loss at Clarion. The Lady Rams won the first two games easily, 15-9, 15-9. ARer that, however, the momen- tum shifted and Clarion took the next three to drop the Rams to 22-9. Team captain Amanda Schmidt had 15 kills and 15 digs, while Cassie Leonard added 42 assists. Charity Greenfield also played well with 12 kills and 18 digs. Next up for Shepherd is the WVIAC Tournament, which will begin on Friday. V; Jefferson's only senior, Michelle Van Horn, finished eighth in the Class AAA girls state cross country meet. She was accorded all.state honors by finishing in the top ten. West Virginia landowners and sess two Class N Licenses and a Hunters and landowners are hunters will have increased oppor- RG or RRG license, may take up to reminded that during the 3-day tunities to harvest antlerless deer three deer during this first seg- antlerless deer season (November on private land during the 1998 ment oftheantlerlessdeer season. 23-25) in 23 counties on private deer seasons, according to John B. The three days of concurrent land you must have a Class N li- Rader, Director of the Division of antlerless deer hunting during the cense to kill an antlerless deer. Natural Resources. The buck season will apply only to pri- This segment of the antlerless vate lands in the following 23 deer season runs concurrently antlerless deer season will be ex- with the bucks only season and all panded to nine days in 23 counties counties: Brooke, Cabell, .regulations pertaining to the in an effort to reduce the deer Doddridge, Gilmer, Grant, Hamp- Class N license requirements ap- population, shire, Hardy, Jackson, Lewis,ply. "Currently the deer population Marshall, Mason, Mineral, The extended nine day season in these 23 counties is ata higher Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, is an excellent opportunity for level than is recommended in the Pendleton, Pleasants, Putnam,farmers and landowners who are White-tailed Deer Operational Ritchie, Tyler, Wetzel, Wirt and currently experiencing deer dam- Plan," Radar said. "A reduction in Wood. age problems to encourage or re- the deer population in these coun- The second segment of the quire hunters to harvest ties will result in a more sociologi- antlerless deer season will be open antlerless deer. With upwards of cal acceptable deer population for 6 days (December 7-12) on pri- 350,000 deer hunters afield dur- level and a healthier deer herd." vate lands and public lands in 47 in~ the first three days of the con- ' current season, expectation of a The upcoming 1998 antlerless counties or parts thereof. Eight of sufficient antlerless harvest look deer season will be split into two these counties or parts thereof segments with the first segment and twelve wildlife management very good. "The opportunity to reduce the open for three days (November 23- areas will have a limited number deer population in areas which are 25) on private land only in 23 of Class N licenses for resident counties, concurrently running hungers only. Hunters and land- currently experiencing deer dam- age is excellent; however, land- with the bucks-only season. To owners should obtain a copy of the owners should encourage hunters hunt anterless deer, a valid Class 1998 White-tailed Deer Hunting to take an antlerless deer and also N license is required of all hunters Regulations brochure, which is to make sure their land is acces- except resident landowners and currently available at license sible to a large enough group of their resident children hunting on agents throughout the state, for hunters so that a sufficient their land or land of their parents, additional information on theantlerless deer harvest can be re- Only one deer may be taken per antlerless deer seasons and spe- alized on their property," Radar day; however, hunters who pos- cial regulations, said. A talented group of 2-year-olds Elaine Hagy's Little Morning year-old Citidancer gelding re- will reunite for a late-season run Dew and Longfield Farms' spond~d with a 3/4-length victory at glory in the $25,000-addedLongfield Star also deserve a long in $8,600 allowance company. West Virginia Futurity this Satur- look. Little Morning Dew opened With Travis Dunkelberger aboard, day, November 14, at the Charles a 3-1/2 length lead in the Citiworld ($9.60) ran up inside a Town Races. Eleanor Casey's Moscarelli Memorial before hepace-setter Bubba Higgins in mid- HushabyAdam stamped himself atired to finish third. He boasts stretch and outdueled the 6-to-5 leading contender for the 6-1/2 two wins, two seconds and more favorite to the wire. Citiworld is furlong race when he made an eye- than $20,000 in earnings from4-for-6 at Charles Town this year popping six-wide rally to win the seven starts. Longfield Star failed with two seconds. Vincent Moscarelli Memorial to fire in the Breeders Classics Another horse sure to draw se- Stakes on West Virginia Breeders spring, but if she returns to the rious Horse of the Year attention Classics Day October 25. Running form that made her the 2-to-1 fa- is W. T. Goff Jr.'s Banquest. on lasix for the first time, vorite, she couldwin. Hushaby Adam swept past Jockeys Larry Dupuy and Lil- O ' S u 11 i v a n F a r m s ' Two of Charles Town's leading lian Kuykendall won three races Spanishinquisition in the stretch Horse of the Year candidates - A1- each on Friday's card. Kuykendall after she launched what appeared fred Williams' Tyler Ef and Clay guided Joseph Roger~'~ White Or- a winning five-wide run. Brittle Jr.'s Citiworld - blostered chid ($11.40) to a two-length vic- The same stables hooked up for their status Saturday. tory in the featured $8,600 allow- a reverse 1-2 finish in the South- Tyler Ef ($.4.60) remained un-ance race and Theodore Heskett's ern States/Triple Crown Feed beaten at 6-1/2 furlongs when he Uniteski ($85.40) to the week's Breeders Classic at 4-1/2 furlongs, won a $7,000 starter allowance in biggest upset. Dupuy won two Ashby Inn got the nod, out-duel- a week's-best 1:19.52. Glenn races for trainer David Waiters, ing Marcy's Pleasure to win by Reeder was aboard for the horse's who now leads W. T. Goff Jr 58- three-quarters of a length in fifth wire-to-wire victory this year 57, in a duel for leading condi- 53.43. Both fillies held well on a and fourth win at the distance in tioner. track surface that yielded three 15 career starts. Tyler Ef drew Dupuy won six races for the last-to-first winners, away from Stormy In Seattle, his week, one more than Kuykendall, Marcy's Pleasure looms espe- closest pursuer, to win by 4-1/2 Travis Dunkelberger and Todd cially dangerous in the Futurity. lengths and finish in under 1:20 Dupuis. Dunkelberger, the track's "She'll be better at 6-1/2," said for the third time. leading rider, rode PCB Enter- trainer James M. Casey. "She has Citiworld ran 6-1/2 furlongs for Continued on next page tactical speed, not 4-1/2 speed." the first time this year, but the 4-