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12 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, December 17, 1998 WVU Splits League Games Hiedi Siirtola (left) and Lindsay Edwards (right) have been instrumental in the 4-0 start to the girls basketball season that Charles Town has forged. The Panthers topped Harpers Ferry on Tuesday in their latest win. Wrestling Results Jefferson's inexperience showed itself in its first varsity wrestling matches of the new sea- son. While competing in the James Wood duals, the Cougars lost all five of their matches. Three of coach Gary Wratchford's wrestlers did win four of their five matches. Devon Abshire (119), Ion McBride (130), and Ronnie Webb (152) were the most successful of the Cougars, going 4-1 in their five matches. Sherando High was the overall winner in Saturday's event. The Jefferson jayvee wrestling team competed in a seven-school tournament at Sherando on Sat- urday. Ryan Fierro (152), Andrew Day (215), and Travis Pennell (heavy- weight) all finished in second After a ho-hum first half of women's basketball, Shepherd played much better in the second half, outscoring homestanding Shenandoah by 14 points, in notching a 68-46 non-conference win over the Hornets. Now 4-4, the Lady Rams had just a 27-19 lead after displaying little emotion during the first half. Shepherd shot just 36 percent from the field in the half. The Rams then shot 50 percent from the field in the second half and also won the boards, taking a 46-38 advantage there for the game. The Shepherd men saw their record fall to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in the WVIAC when they lost, 76-72, at Wheeling Jesuit. The Cardinals jumped to a commanding 50-33 lead at the half. Wheeling is now 3-5 overall and 2-1 in the league. Derrick Price scored 18 points for the Rams, who were losing their fourth straight game. Ronnie Fitzpatrick had 17 points, Duane Harris 12 and Rashad Howell 10 for Shepherd, but the Rams couldn't overcome the Car- dinals 50-point first half. WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission will hold registration for its winter basketball league on Sunday, De- cember 13 and Sunday, December 20. Pre-registrations for both new and returning players in grades 7 through 12 will be at 2 p.m: on both Sundays at Jefferson High School on Flowing Springs Road. A registration fee of $25 is being charged. Call (304) 728-3207 for more information. place in their respective weight classes. Brad Davis (119), Justin Dahlin (171), and Dave Moulton (189) were all fourth place finish- ers. Harpers Ferry Jr. High swept three matches on Saturday, de- feating James Wood (57-50), Fred- erick (53-48), and Berkeley Springs (63-36). Winning all three of their matches were Patrick Huber, Artie Badger, Stevie Reynolds, David George, Evan Whalen, and Chris Galford. The Tigers also defeated Tim- ber Ridge earlier in the week. Tomorrow, the Tigers travel to Wheeling for an ll-school meet. Charles 2bwn stopped Freder- ick County, 60-43, on Wednesday night. The Panthers had 10 wrestlers win their weight classes. They were Cody Gustines (90), Brett Maness (80), Ronnie Rideout (96), Lawrence Patterson (85), Darrel Dorsey (112), Michael Weimer (119), Justin Hawes (125), Casey Burke (140), Kevin Writt (145), and Chris Anders (170). In the Panther Classic on Sat- urday, Justin Hawes, Chantz Griffith, and Codie Gustines all finished first, but it wasn't enough to keep Central Dauphin from winning the meet. Central Dau- phin (Pa.) had seven wrestlers fin- ish first. Paul Fishback and Chris Anders both finished second. Charles Town's seventh and eighth wrestling t~am couldn't overcome forfeits ifi five weight classes and lost a 48-37 decision to James Wood on Monday night. Darrel Dorsey, Michael Wimer, Lawrence Patterson, Justin Hawes, and Chris Anders all won for Charles Town with pins. Casey Burke won by a decision and Michael Felix won by a forfeit. CAL RIPKEN CLINIC The Cal Ripken Baseball School will hold an all-day clinic at Shepherd College on Saturday, January 9, 1999. The clinic, which last from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m will feature Cal Ripken Sr. and other instructors from the Ripken sum- mer camps including Jefferson's John Lowery. There is also a clinic for coaches. The cost for an indi- vidual player or coach is $50 and $75 for a father and son together. There will be instruction in pitching, catching, infield play, outfield play, hitting, and base running. There will be tips on throwing, bunting, run downs, form running, stealing, sliding, and winter conditioning. The clinic is open to those 8-18 years of age. Write to Jim Gilbert, 1912 Maplewood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or call Gilbert at (301) 791-3512 for more information. Continued and pass deflections in the Goretti press. Jen Piccolomini scored 17 Goretti points and Melissa Pingley had five. Piccolomini lives in Shepherdstown and Pingley at- tended Hedgesville two years ago. Sarah Hoffman-Benadom led Jefferson with 13 points, Amy Edwards chipped in with 11 and Melissa Rakes had 10. Jefferson played unbeaten Fre- derick on Monday, losing, 65-44. A full court, man-to-man press helped the Cadets to a 16-7 lead after one period. The Cougars never really challenged thereafter. Frederick's Monique Bryan had 16 points, Katie Brennan 14 points and 10 rebounds, Ashley Bush 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Christina Kapust 11 points as the Cadets held a considerable ad- vantage on the boards. Rakes was Jefferson's leading scorer with 14 points. The Cougars played Mercers- burg Academy at home last night. Mercersburg Academy was winless like the Cougars going into the game. Opening a boys basketball sea- son against Tom Dickman and the Thomas Johnson Patriots isn't what an inexperienced team like Jefferson needs, especially if the game is played in Frederick as Tuesday's was. The Patriots improved their record to 3-0 by dismantling the Cougars, 96-45. Thomas Johnson lost most of its firepower from its state tourna- ment team of a year ago. But after disposing of Oakland Mills and North Carroll with a pressure de- fense of one kind or another, Dickman tried more of the same against the equally young Cou- gars. The steals and turnovers ex- acted by the Patriot pressure turned the game toward the Patri- ots from the outset and finally led to the 51-point victory. Chris Williams (21), Adam Dickman (18), Michael Foreman (14) and Jermaine Thomas (10) led Thomas Johnson in scoring. Jimmy Rhodes had 14.points for Jefferson, which will face Bowling Brook of Keymar, Md. in its home opener on Friday. The first Big East games West Virginia had this season were made of the stuff the school was hoping for when it joined the con- ference. Before a crowd just in excess of 7,000, the Mountaineers stopped one of the league's elite, Syracuse, 73-59, as several of its reserves showed the promise it will take to be successful this season. The win moved the Mountain- eers to 4-3. Brooks Berry, who had contributed very little in the first six games, scored 16 points includ- ing several three-pointers. Berry was 5-for-9 from the field for 4-for- 4 from the foul line. Chris Moss, who like Berry had been virtually unheard from in the early going, had 11 points and eight rebounds. West Virginia demolished the Orangemen in the opening few minutes of the second half. Syra- cuse had held a two-point lead at intermission, but once the second half opened, quickly found itself trailing, 51-37. The Mountaineers created havoc in the Orangemen's half court offense by causing 11 turn- overs during one eight minute stretch. Syracuse, like West Virginia, playing its first Big East game, fell to 7-2 overall and dropped pre- cipitously from its No. 13 ranking coming into the game. The Mountaineers followed up the Syracuse game by losing to Villanova on Saturday in Phila- delphia, 79-75. The game was tied with but 33 seconds left when the Wildcats' John Celestand hit a jumper and then came back with two success- ful free throws with only eight sec- onds remaining. Berry gave the Mountaineers another huge game off the bench, this time scoring 15 points. His three-point field goal had pushed WVU into a 74-73 lead with 2:14 left. Another reserve, Jackie Rogers, produced 13 points, and Elton Scott, the team's leading scorer, had 14. Marcus Goree, the team's second-leading scorer, was held in check by Malik Allen, who had done little positive for Villanova. Now with their record back to even again, West Virginia has three more games between tonight and Christmas. There is a game in Athens, Ohio this evening against Ohio, the team that beat Syracuse at the Carrier Dome but hasn't won since; then a game on sSaturday in Morgantown against Virginia Tech and next Tuesday at home against Robert Morris. Two Mountaineers have been missing lately. Junior college transfer Kerry Murray has been suspended since the first game for missing study hall and walkon freshman Donnie Adkins broke his leg and will be gone for at least six weeks. Jamar Gaither, a 6-foot-9 jun- ior college center, will become eli- gible on Saturday for the first time. Gaither has just graduated from his junior college and has not practiced at all with the team. He could still play against Virginia Tech. West Virginia gets back to con- ference play for good on December 30 when Rutgers comes to Mor- gantown for a 7 p.m. game. Cheerleaders Finish Fourth The Jefferson High cheerlead- ers finished fourth in the eight- school state meet held Saturday in Charleston. Brooke High, which had won the meet last year, successfully de- fended their hard-won title by re-, peating as the Class AAA champi- ons. North Marion finished in sec- ond place. The Class AA champion was Bridgeport, which edged defend- ing champion Tolseia. Paden City was the Class A winner, followed by second place Matewan. Jefferson represented Region III which had Hedgesville, Mus- s elman, Martinsburg, and Keyser as the other participating schools. Bowling WEDNESDAY NIGHT SCRATCH LEAGUE Teams W L Barrow 36 8 Seltzer 27 11 Carroll 24 13 Mercer 24 9 Bunting 16 14 Rutherford 18 14 Davis 14 14 Cubbage 13 16 Bonar Jr. 13 16 Longcrbeam n 17 Conard 9 19 Lewis 6 20 High Scr Game - ABC -- A.C. Carroll III 290, Pork Barrow 278, Carlos Bunting III 268. High Scr Series - ABC -- A. C. Carroll III 984, Pork Barrow 960, Carlos Bunting 891. High Ind. Ave. - ABC -- Gary Seltzer 210.85, Pork Barrow 209.89, Carlos Bunting Ill 208.90. MONDAY NIGHT DOUBLE COUPLES Teams W L Outsiders 47 13 Sk/ttlcs 36 45,5 14.6 High Fives 36.6 23.5 Ladies & Tramps 36 24 Totally Cluelcoe 31 29 Mopar Maniacs 30 30 Late Bloomers 29 31 Gutter Minds 29 31 Screwballs 23 35 Ah Ha's 22 38 Shcctz Love Shmufflns 19 41 Ten Pins I0 60 High Scr Game - ABC -- Eddie Cubbage 247, JJ Townley 243, Kenneth W. Leaks 222. High Scr Series - ABC -- JJ Townley 645, Ken- neth W. Leaks 609, Eddie Cubbage 608. High Scr Game - WIBC -- Trudy Cubbage 200, Dana Fisher 190, Nancy Hough 183, Bonnie Rowe 183. High Scr Series - WIBC - Trudy Cubbage 548, Sherry Weakley 508, Dana Fisher 497. High Ind. Ave. - ABC *- JJ Townley 207.84, Ed- die Cubbage 203.18, Kenneth W. Leaks 190.91. High Ind. Ave. - WIBC -- Trudy Cubbage 166.80, Elaina Simms 159.84, Bonnie Rowe 155.00. INWOOD EATERY SR. CITIZENS Teams W L Easy Four 39 21 Elsie's Herd 39 21 Unpredictables 37 23 Four Oldies 34.5 25.5 King Pins 34 26 Smoothics 34 26 Hits and M/sses 33 27 Rowdy's 32 26 Family 31.6 28.6 Try'n Hard 30 30 ABC's 30 30 Pin Busters 28 32 Bee Gee's 26.6 33.6 Check Please 24.6 36.6 Head Pins 23 37 Keglers 22 36 Hot Buns 21 39 Clippers 20 40 Hi Average Men - Ken Wilt 182, Ed Carter 182. Hi Average Women - Doris Cline 168. Hi Game Men - Charlie Knight 243. Hi Game Women - Shirley Wheeler 183. Hi Series Men - Ken Wilt - 564, Charlie Knight 564. WEDNESDAY NIGHT HANDICAPPERS Teams W L Zero Cool 40 16 The Strokers 34,6 21.6 The Wild Bunch 32 24 Alley Cats 31 26 Pin Actions 30 26 Bruce's Wrecker Service 28.6 27.6 High Bailers ~8.5 27.6 Intimidators 28 28 We Don't Know 27.5 28.5 Side Winders 27 29 Twtttapatere 27 29 Goodwrench 23 31 Plnshiftsrs 28.5 32.6 King's & Queen's 22 34 No Luck 22 34 Rat SaN 21.6 34.5 High Average - WIBC -- Gloria Grove 187, Becky Mercer 179, Bonnie Webb 176. High Average - ABC -- L. Tuggy Davis 211, David Tumblin 201.26, Carlos Bunting 201A7. High Scr Game - ABC -- Mike Cook 266, David Tumbling, Jr. 256, Hugh Ill Davis 255. High Scr Series - ABC -- David Tumblin, Jr. 711, Hugh III Davis 705, David Mercer, Jr. 658. High Scr Game - wlnc .- Bonnie Webb 209, Gloria Grove 195, Deans Jackson 190. High Scr Series - WlBC -- Bonnie Webb 591, Gloria Grove 534, Becky Mercer 527. FRIDAY NIGHT MEN'S COMMERCIAL Teams W L Outsiders 47.8 20.5 The Who 43.6 24.6 Courtncy & Sons Towing 41 27 Sequoia Computers 36 30 Dean's Painting 38 30 Strike Foroe 35 38 Bad Boys 30 38 Big Daddy's 27.5 40.5 Odd Bunch 27 41 Screwballs 12.6 66.6 High Scr Game. ABC -. Joe Berry 245, Charles Wolfe 2387, Brian Longerbeam 236. High Scr Series - ABC .- Brian Longerbeam 708, Charles Wolfe 665, Vernon Thomas 640. High Scr Game - ABC -- Robert Carey 268, Charles Wolfe 264, Dean West 261. High Scr Series - ABC -- Charles Wolfe 721, Leroy Palmer 696, Robert Carey 676. MEN'S TUESDAY NIGHT HANDICAP Teams W L Silver Bullets 41 27 Jone's Bail Bond 40 26 Mike's Concrete 36.5 31.3 Prime Time 36 32 No Luck 38 32 Moose II 32 36 ScoWs Auto Body 32 36 Misfits 31.6 36.6 Bank of Charles Town 29 39 Thompson's Gas 26 42 End of let Half - Congratulations to Silver Bullets - Winners of this half. High Scr Game - ABC -- Alec Carroll Ill 253, Brian Longerbeam 242, David Tumblin, Jr. 235. High Scr Series - ABC -- Brian Longerbeam 651, Robert Peacher 616, Alec Carroll Ill 616. High Ind. Ave. - ABC Gregory Staubs 223.55, Brian Longerbeam 208.86, David Mercer 203.31. THE SPIRIT [ Friendly & Informal Short & Sweet [~]Casual Dress [-=~lStimulating [-~Vibrant Music ['-'~During Children's Sunday School l Other Options I Worship at ~:30 & 11 a.m. With Full Choirs Sunday School tbr all Ages at 9:30 s.m. ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH "A Church of the Ever-Widening Circle offering diversity, reaching outward with Christ at our Center." 1 lO W. North Street in Charles Town, W. Vs. 725-5513 The Harpers Ferry cheerleaders perform a rou a timeout in Tuesday's game at the Charles Town gym. The Charles Town freshman girls team improved its record to 4-0 with wins over Faust and Harpers Ferry. In winning over Faust, the Panthers got 17 points from Hiedi Siirtola and 12 from Sheron Yates. Lindsay Edwards had eight points and Siirtola and Yates nine rebounds each. The Panthers freshman team stopped Harpers Ferry, 48-14, on Tuesday as Siirtola and Yates scored 17 points each. Samantha Brown was the Tigers most effec- tive player from her point guard post. The Charles Town eighth grad- ers are 2-2, taking a, 60-8, win over Harpers Ferry and a, 29-2, win over Shepherdstown. The losses were to Faust, 31-18, and Romney, 31-19. Ashley Hickerson and Kristen Nicewarner have led the eighth graders in scoring. Also contributing have been Lauren Ballenger, Amber Fellers, Cindy Schnably, and Amy Warnick. Charles Town's seventh grade girls are 3-0. The Panthers stopped Faust, 18-17, and Harp- ers Ferry, 29-10, in recent games. Jill Rosenberry and Amy Warnick had six points each against the Ti- gers, while Amy Lancaster added five. Charles Town's freshmen boys won for the first time on Tuesday, topping Harpers Ferry, 39-29. The Panthers lost to Faust's with- ering pressure defense last week. The Panther eighth graders are 3-2 after losing to James Wood, 68-29, despite 18 points and 12 re- bounds from Boni Aramburo. The team had beaten 47-23, as Adam Ki~ points. Jawana H0 Daniel Hoff-Hayles points each for the In Charles games, the Panthers Wood, 45-26, as had 14 points, nine, and JoJo Carr seventh graders lost 47-34, despite the eJ each from Reynolds Griffith. The Shelz lost to Martinsburg, 5~ the 20 points of K. from Sam Walls CLASS A Class A First Team Offense QB - Brent Metheny, RB. Ryan Life, RB. Daniel Mounts RB - Jason Thomas, Gauley WR - Joe PatreUe OL - Zach Johnson OL - Gary Cooper, Meadow OL- OL - Erie Jiies, OL - Nick Northrup, Util - Seth Sedlock K - Craig Defens~ DL- DL- DL - Tyson Reitmire, LB - Bobb~ LB o Jeff Huffman LB- LB. Roger Snyder, LB - Ashley DB - Scott Benesford DB - Terrance Brown DB - David Cosper, P - Rick q Fill Your Home This Season[ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Your Friends at NITY 01L C0 Euclid Ave Charles Town, W. Va. 725-7021 A for the Amenities for one year No dues Range plan One-half locker* Two range lessons Bag storage Golf association 9 Ask about "Foursome discount. Golf & Country Club Shepherdstown, WV Limited to 25 Does not apply 304.876.3375 *Only ten available.