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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE i I THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1978 and VIEWS by DON RENTCH IMISES EXCITING BASKETBALL -- Scott, new head coach of the Jefferson arsity boys basketball team was most about his cage proteges Tuesday at he spoke to the Jefferson County of Commerce. Charlie said he and his r.h Polen, who is also new to the High Cougar Coaching Staff, have in a new concept in basketball this season don't and won't a championship team, we hope to Jefferson High apd the cage fans of County some exciting basketball, a super-brand. Coach Scott said his been working out only one week, working real hard trying to get ready Seasonal opener which will be Dec. 19 in And if hard work and conditioning. and mentally means anything, these among the basic ingredients team, than Jefferson High will be the opener. He introduced two on the Cougar squad--Mike Gibson and he said he would be relying UPon to give the Cougars a winning ball the tough schedule. Both made Both reported they were working the son drills, then ever before seemed to feel Jefferson would be a ball club. Gibson made support of the team. I TEAM WINLESS -- Tim head coach of the West Virginia Tech team, and former coach of the High Cougars, is having a tough time Golden Bears on the winning track in r. In their first three outings the e gone down to defeat, losing a to urnament staged in Wilmington, then last week by Glenville State West Virginia Intercollegiate Con- i lay, is in his first year at the helm at West Virginia Tech, who coached for one the college after having replaced "Pete." Phillips. Prior to coming to to coach, Brinkley had been a suc- coach at Roosevelt High School in W. Va. While coaching the Cougars never experienced a losing season. In he seasons. YOUTH, NUMBERS, BUT INEX- -- With the opening of their 1978 for Friday, Dec. 1 in the Jefferson meet, the Clarke County High team, under the direction of head coach, is looking successful season. Lazendorfer has of candidates for his wrestling as he had last and while he lost matmen to graduation and for other Eagle squad has a lot of youth with did lack experience and this at the season's outset. The uad as against only But they have only nine with and 22 of them are under-classmen. only 14 gapplers on the squad, says he just tried to keep his through the season. This year he" Sure will see the Eagles post a better though the" year will still be a The West Virginia University being introduced this year in or rather in a manner like they used blue and gold carpet, which, has for the past ten years, is rolled I little more drama to the intros. It's used when current Coach for the Mountaineers, in the carpet was retired vhen the Moun- into the new Coliseum in 1970. away carefully by the equipment Ralph Kennedy. "It's a touch of Coach Ca(let( whose aquad in the Coliseum this season. Mountaineer home games will be offs. The Dec. 9 contest with Penn the Jan, 6 game against !s, both will Start at 2 p.m. WVU will asketball homecoming the week- l.State contest. ILLE GROUP THERE IN FORCE -- more than 50 cage fans from travelled three hours each way to watch their native son, Gale first regular season coaching ap: Turn To Page 12 9 P There's an air of expectancy hanging over Jefferson High School these days. The 1978-79 basketball season is less than three weeks away, and for the Cougars it's a brand new ball game. First off, Jefferson is going with a brand new head coach in Charles Scott, who has never headed up a high school varsity program before. Scott succeeds Tim Brinkley, who resigned to accept the head coach position at West Virginia Tech Scott, who graduated from Fairmont State and received his master's degree from West Virginia University, spent the past two years at Hedgesville High School in Berkeley County, serving as an assistant coach in football and basketball. Secondly, there will be missing the super names of previous Jefferson and Charles Town High School stars, although it is conceivable new stars could be born before the season is completed. Coach Scott will be ably assisted by Meredith Polen while John L~we~" will be handling the reins of the junior varsity squad. Already Scott and his assistants have made it clear, they plan a team effort, couched in fundamentasls, as the key to a winning season a season that will be difficult to achieve in the face of the back-breaking schedule arranged by Athletic Director Donnie Hetzel. There's not much height on this year's Cougar varsity squad. Greg Clinton and Kevin Roman, seniors, stand in at 6-5; Senior Mike Gibson and Junior Harry Barker at 6-3; while everybody else ranges between 6 and 6 foot 1. So, Coach Scott will put the emphasis on speed, the fast break when it looks like it will work, together with a pressing, balance. It will have to be a torsi team effort for twenty games when you are meeting the likes of Morgan(own, William Penn of York, Mount St. Joe of Baltimore. Towson Catholic, Wheeling Park. John Marshal, and Boys Latin of Baltimore, not to mention arch-rival Mar- tinsburg. Some of these clubs will be sporting bona-fide "Ill candidates for high school all- American honors. Last year, Jefferson posted a 16-4 record and, in the light of the calibre of this year's card, that will be hard to match although Coach Scott thinks his personnel can do the job if they work hard and persevere in a team effort. Here are the current members of the Cougar basketball squad, with the starters to be named .prior to the opening game: seniors, Bruce Shanton, guard; Greg Clinton, Kevin Roman, centers; Mike Gibson, David Diehl, Freddie Winston and David Leslie and Barry Reid, forwards ; juniors, Harry Barker, Mark Rudolph, guards; David Noll and Lincoln Conway, forwards. Robert Krogstad, a junior forward, will be eligible for second semester play Two games are listed for December. On the 19th, the. Cougars travel to Morgan(own, and arrangements are being made to provide buses for those who wish to attend the contest. Then, on December 21, Jefferson opens at home against William Penn of York, Pa. Home games with jayvee preliminaries begin at 6:15. Single home games will be at 7:30. A January 24 home game with Towson Catholic will be played at 5 o'clock. Here is the complete schedule: Dec. 19, Morgan(own, Away; Dec. 21, William Penn {York Pa.~, Home; Jan. 2, Loudoun County, Home; Jan. 3, James ,Wood, Away; Jan. 5, John Marshall, Home; Jan: 9, William Penn, Away; Jan. 11, Mar- tinsburg, Home; Jan. 16, Mount St. Joe (Baltimore), Away; Jan 20, Loudoun County, Away; Jab. 23, Hedgesville, Away; Jan. 24, Towson Catholic, Home; Jan. 30, Towson Catholic, Away. Feb, 3, Mount St. Joe, Home; Feb. 9, Wheeling Park, Away; Feb. 10, JohnMarshall, Away; Feb. 15, James Wood, Home; Feb. 16, Morgantown, Home; Feb. 21, Boys' Latin (Baltimore), Home; Feb. 23, Martinsburg, Away; Mar. 2, Hedgesville, Home; Mar. 6-I0, Sectional Tournament; Mar. 17, Regiona, l Tournament at Jef- ferson; Mar. 21-24, State Tournament at Morgantown. A Shepherds(own native, retired school principal and former athletic coach in both Jefferson and Berkeley Coun- ties. Kenneth Waldeck, will be honored by the West Virginia Coaches Association at the state basketball tournament in Morgan(own next March 24. Bob Rizzo of Jefferson High School, director of the coaches association for this region, encompassing Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson Counties, announced Waldeck's selectioq this week. Two other Eastern Panhandle coaches, John C. Cobourne of Martinsburg High School, and Harold (Zip) Lorenz of Charles Town High, 'were previously so honored. Waldeck became associated with sports as a high school student, perform ing in basketball and football at Shepherds(own High SchOol under Coach Cletus [,owe. From 1931 to 1935, he played basketball and football for Coach John Newcome at Shepherd College. Upon his graduation, he worked for two years for the Potomac Edison Company, ken accepted a teaching and Kenneth Wa Idetqk school. There was a high point in his coaching career, one he'll never, forget. In 1953-54, Musselman football and basketball teams went undefeated; and basket- ball, which had been added to program, saw the squad win 8 of 10 games. He gave up coaching, -- but not his love of the sport, -- in 1960, when he became principal of Musselman. serving in that Tern to Page 12 A sixteen-game schedule faces the Jefferson High School jayvee basketball team, under Jayvee Coach John Izwery, with the first game set for Tuesday, December 19, at Morgan(own. This year, Coach Lowery will be handling nothing but sophomores, the first year this type of situation has prevailed. But he's not unhappy because in the squad of sixteen there's some good height and some obvious talent. At least three of the jayvees stand at 6-2; a number of others at 6 feet; and the majority high in the five foot measurement. Lowery said that he will coordinate his program with that of Varsity Coach Charles Scott and his Assistant, Meredith Polen, stressing fundamentals and team performance above all else. Last year, the jayvees won seven and lost ten, a record Lowery believes can be far surpassed this season. The members of the squad include: Tommy DiehL Ernie Heifer, Tracy King, Mike Hill, Ernie Benner, Steve Weigle, Earl Lancaster, Jimmy Ed- wards, Mark Ranalli, Tim Nicewarner, David Ramsburg, Doug Nicodemus, Brian Grove, Vic Winston, Steve Scott and Jerry Carley. All of the Jayvee games will be played as preliminaries to varsity contests. There will be two exceptions, when the games are at Mount St. Joe and Towson Catholic. Then the contests will follow the varsity contests. The Hagerstown YMCA girls and boys swim team opened its dual meet season on a winning note on November 25, when they downed visiting Monocacy Swim Club of Frederick by the score of 376-203. Lisa Titus had an outstanding day in the 11-12 age group with a 1st place finish in the 50 backstroke and teamed with Larry Reed, Gina Mozingo, and Hammond Urner to win the 200 freestyle relay. Lisa alsd cap- Lured 2nd place in both the 50 free. and 50 breastroke. Larry Reed in addition to being on the winning 11-12 freestyle relay team also grabbed 2nd place in the 50 breaststroke, and 3rd plak:e in both the 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly. Matt Meyers won the 15-18; 100 breaststroke and finished third in beth the 50 free and 200 IM. Julie Benner, who rejoined the team just this week, captured 2rid place in the 13-14 50 free and 3rd place in the 100 butterfly. An eighth grader at Charles Town Junior High, Julie will provide leadership in the 13- 14 freestyle and butterfly events. April Reed wain the eight and under 25 butterfly and was second in the 50 freestyle. Jeanelle Reed made a strong showing in the 9-10 50 breast- stroke while capturing 2nd place. Both April and Jeaneile will play key roles in their respective age groups as the season progresses. Hagerstown will open its Mason-Dixopn I~gue schedule on December 2, against awesome Ommbersburg. The Hagerstown boys will be hosting Chambersburg. Hagerstown has never beaten (Ynambersburg in boys competition. The l-lager- stown girls will journey mto Pennsylvania to swim. The Hagerstown girls have beaten Chambersburg in two of their last three meetings but have never won in Chambersburg. Both meets will begin at 1 p.m. Girls' basketball was in- traduced as a part of the Harpers Ferry Junior High sports program for the first time this season and Robert Sheppard, who took over the job of coaching the team managed to bring his girls through a 3-3 season with a victory in their final game on their home court. The Harpers Ferry girls scored a 35-24 victory over the Berkeley Springs Junior High girl cage team. Then in post-season play the Harpers Ferry girls participated in the four-team Charles Town Junior High Invitational tour- nament and finished third in tournament play with a victory and a defeat: Coach Bob Sheppard's girls dropped their opening tour- nament game to Romney Junior High by a 30-9 score on Nov. 15. Then on Nov. 16 they came back and defeated Capon Bridge by a close score of 34-33. This victory gave the Tiger girls a seasonal and post-seasonal record of 4-4. Coach Shepperd reports that for a first year team they did Jeffemm County Joins State Tram Amdatbn The Jefferson County Parks became one of fourteen mem- bers of the West Virginia District Tennis Association at the Fall meeting of the WVDTA held recently in White Sulphur Springs. The purpose of the association, which is a branch of the United States Lawn Tennis Association, is to promote all phases of tennis within the state. At the meeting the eastern panhandle especially Jefferson County was recognized as having a large number of tennis enthusuasts in all age groups. Officers named from this area include: Colonel (Rot.) Gordon Shingle(on of Gerrardstown who is this state's delegate to MLTA, and who sponsored Jefferson Parks membership at the meeting; and Roger Parker, the successful tennis mentor at Shepherd College, and Glenn Edwards who directs the tennis program at Jefferson County Memorial Park, were both named as clinic's coordinators for eastern West Virgima. very well. Members of the squad as shown above are: seated in front (left) Nancy Karraker and (right -- Cindy Edwards. Kneeling in second row (left to right)- ar Loretta Reed, Yvonne Saunders, Marianne Karraker, Sherrj Hicks, Sheryl Shelton. Back row left to right) Manager Jud Cook, Debbie Robinson, Diane Robinson, Anne Shaffer, Simone Brown; Karen Hicks, Diane Palmer, Beth Sagle, Danielle Hardy, and coach Shepphard. (.Photo by Tim Sinn) The United Givers Fund of Jefferson County received a boost this week, raising the con- tril ution level to thirtypercent of thegoal, when the Charles Town Turf Club gave its annual con- *tribution. In the photograph above, Raymond C. Kohlhepp of the Turf Club is shown presenting a check to a smiling Robert D. at(, president of the United Givers Fund. Said at(, "Thanks to the Turf Club UGF works, for all of us." "SUNDAY IS OUR SABBATH" Our Day of Rest. It is an imposition to require our sales staff to work on their day of Rest. "Our financial solvency is not. dent on conducting business during the four Sundays in December. - ;IS MERELY KNOWING WHERE TO BUY" "THE STORE WITH A TREE-FULL OF 1835 Valley Avenue. Winchester, Va. PHONE: I - 703 - 667 - 9200 " JULY 13- TF MAU[[I IJO[NU 7111 ! 103 W. Washington St. -- Charles Town, W. Va. 25414 New and Used Cars and Trucks Over 200 units in stock and on order the second year football was added. Waldeck doesn't remember his won-lost record over the ten year period he coached at l~Iusselman, but he does remember that sports became an integral part of the program at the South Berkeley County coaching post at Shepherds(own High School where he served as II I bead coach of I~asketball and football for two years. - I t For three years, he was engaged in. private business, Sales Service -- Parts then took a post as teacher and head coach at Musselman High School in Berkeley County. The TOYOTA- MERCEDES-BENZ I MON. DEC. 4th thru SAT. DEC. 23rd. 9 9 I first year he coached basketball,