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ns down Grizzlies, Beckley ~,USTIN East Spartan split a pair of Week as the regular ~ls down. On Wednes- ,~n and Gold downed a County team, 5-3. the Spartans were Beckley Woodrow count. nine hosted the return match. The first in Summersville, County squad on top. In fact, the proven to be one of baseball units in the that, the Spartans defense and timely ge thier neighbors to a 5-3 score. the Spartans ~Beckley to take on the Flying Eagles of In the first game intense rivals East came from it in extra innings. Would not prove to be the Spartans. After in their first at-bat, East saw Woodrow parade eight runs across in the first. The Eagle hitters pounded Corey Johnson mercilessly. The second inning saw little let-up, as Beckley notched another six tallies to lead 14-0. East pushed two unearned runs across in the third, and Eric Turner held the potent Eagles from scoring for the next two innings, but that's where it stood after 4~/2 innings, so the game was called on the 10-run rule. Paul Williams threw five innings of one-hit ball, baffling the Spartan batsmen. East wraps up the regular season today (Tues• May 12) at Shady Springs in a double-header against the always-tough Tigers. Sectional tournament play will begin at East on May 19. East and Beckley are the only teams in our Section, and the tournament play is double elimination• So a double-header is planned, and the the rubber- match, if necessary, will be on Thursday, May 21st. Coach Darryl Bartly and the Spatans hope for a good turn-out to cheer on the Green and Gold in tourney play. Netters compete =onal tourney ~is scene, it was an up r.the Spartan netters. the Green and to Mullens in team )etition. The Lady the Spartanet- of 6-0. Wednesday, the tournament was Both the boys' and participated in this qualified seven boys and four girls, Tournament. so did well, qualifying all from their boys' the six* of 12-i3 teams and the runner-up of each to the state is slated for May 21- 23 at West Liberty State College. In the boys competition, all sixof East's entrants advanced to the second round , but none mcde it out of that round. Seeing regional action for the Spartans were Tommy Dotson, Noah Lazes, Lynn Leaseburge, Louis Leaseburge, Kevin Carr and Chris Ward. A pair of Spartan girls were able to go on to the State Tournament. Theyare Anne Rodgers and Raina Holland. Rodgers was the runner- up in the 5th bracket, while Holland won the 6th bracket. These two girls will be representing East in the State Tournament. Of the other four Spartan girls, three advanced to the third round before being defeated. These three were Sarah Neville, Renee Bostic and Renee Bull. Losing in the second round for East was Michelle Dyche. League in Ronceverte Horseshoe league play on at the Island Park :his summer. handicap type in the 50 show pitcher will have two signing up for league play is May 19. Anyone interested in pitching should be at the courts on May 12 or 19 at 7:00 p.m. or call Bob Baker at 647-4721 before May 19. Plans are also being made for the Mountaineer Open Horseshoe Tournament to be held June 6 and 7 on Island Park. ways to actually enjoy yard work in 5 choices in Deere tractors John Deere driers ~100 Series lawn tractors, 9 to 17 hp, for acre-plus and muscle work. All-new 9- and 121/2-hp riders with on- no-clutch shifting. They're fun! Come look them over. Implement N. Lewisburg, WV Sulphur Springs Junior High SIC BOOSTERS ! will sponsor a ECUE DINNERi Saturday, May 16th 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. r Springs Junior High Cafeteria CONSISTS OF: Barbecue, green beans, potato tea, and a brownie with ice cream. has been donated by JIM'S DRIVE-IN, G.A. port i i = ,, , McNeel sets new hurdles record A powerful senior-dominated Pocahontas County Harrier squad set meet records in individual and team events in winning the New River Foodland Invitational track meet last Saturday at Oak Hill. The Warriors scored 138 points against 84 for Independence, their nearest challenger, finishing first among 13 southern West Virginia teams. Senior Charles McNeel set a meet record in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, a tough event involving a series of eight 36- inch high hurdles along a course of less than a fifth of a mile. Since his freshman year, Charlie has performed his leapsand jumps along the sidelines during football and basketaball season as a member of P.C.'s cheerleading squad, then each spring sets aside pom-poms to run with the Warrior track team. This unique combination seems to have paid off for the popular cheerleader in this thinclad role, making Charlie a front-runner among West Virginia high school hurdlers, and a qualifier for the state schoolboy championships in each of the last Chris two years. The Warrior harriers also set a New River Invitations meet record as a team in shuttle hurdles. Other Class of '87 standouts on Coach Delmos Barb's team include Matthew Barkley, who hold the Warrior record for the lO0-yard dash (11.3 sec.); also Will Baker, David Castle and Julian Galford. In field events, senior discus thrower, Brian Hannah, has placed first in every competition but one this season, while soon-to-be '87 grad Doug Burns has done an outstanding job at shot-put. Coach Barb is optimistic about his team's prospects. With their experience and maturity, he expects the Warriors to qualify for the state championships, "if they stay healthy and avoid injuries." P.C. will participate in sectional competition on Friday, May 15 at Greenbrier West. Regional qualifications will take place the following Friday at Oak Hill, with qualifiers going on to the state meet at Charleston's Laidley Field in June. Pauley signs with Concord College Pauley, a 6-2 special Pauley said he chose Concord honorable mention all-stater from since the Mountain Lions'-run a Princeton, has signed with Concord patterened offence which will beq~ College to play basketball nex~--4~e with his type,of play. season. While playing at Princeton, Chris averaged 20.1 points, hitting 55 per cent of his attempts from the floor and 72 per cent of his free throws and was selected to the All- Coalfield Conference's firstteam in both his junior and senior seasons. One of the area's top scorers during the past two seasons, Chris is the son of Mike and Teresa Pauley of Princeton, former residents of Ronceverte and White Sulphur Springs. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pauley of White Sulphur Springs and Mrs. Rosalie Lewis of Clearwater, Florida, and the late Roy Workman, Jr. Spartan track teams have busy week By SHAWN AUSTIN The Greenbrier East Track teams had a bus.y hme this week~ v~ith the boys' t~a~ ~ompe{~ng twice in Beckley, and the girls in one match in Beckley. On Tuesday, the Spartan tracksters journeyed to Beckley's Woodrow Wilson High School for the Coalfield Conference meet. With the Flying Eagles of Woodrow being the dominant power in track this year, it comes as no surprise that Beckley won the AAA Competition with 123 total points. The Spartans were second with 64~/~ points. At the AAA level, Mount View, Oak Hill and Princeton finished in that order. Then, on Friday, the Spartans were southbound again, this time for the Beckley Invitational track and field meet. This meet featured both boys and girls teams. Again, Woodrow Wilson won both the competitions. In boys action, Woodrow racked- up 193 points. Greenbrier East was a ~trong second place with 111 points. Logan Mount View, Princeton, Nitro and Oak Hill, respectively, also competed. In the girls competition, Beckley paced the meet with 164 points. Nitro, led by Jody Caldwell, came in second with 88 points. East was third with 75 points. Mount View, Logan, Meadow Bridge, Oak Hill and Princeton rounded out the girls' competitons. The Green and Gold girls would have placed second in the meet in all likelihood, had it not been for the absence of several team members due to a band festival in Virginia Beach. With the two meets, the Spartan track teams have proven to be the second best squads in Southern West Virginia, with Beckley possibly being the eventual state champs. L.L. contributors thanked The Lewisburg Little League would like to thankthe following for their contributions for the 1987 season: Psychological Resources- Michael Sheridan; Greenbrier Respiratory Care Service; Dr. and Mrs. Robert Modlin; Dr. and Mrs. Richard McClung; Dr. and Mrs. Lawson Hamilton; Neathawk's Lumber, Inc., Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Shaver; Dr. and Mrs. David Sebert; Seneca National Bank, Mr. Robert S. Jacobson, Mr. Richard Ford, Lewisburg Lions Club, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sheets; Humana Hospital, Leggetts DePartment Store, Communication Workers of America, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Widney; Greenbrier Valley National Bank, Frankford Ruritan Club, Greenbrier Printing, Mr. Tom Cross; and Arbuckle Insurance Agency. Contributions may be sent to Lewisburg Little League, 101 Janet Street, Lewisburg. SPORTS White 's R.V. and AUTO SALES RT. 219 S.,FAIRLEA, WV • 645-6654 THIS WEEKS SPECIAL Coleman Pop-Up Camper A, new canvas. COME SEE .......................................... =1,395.00 Shasta 29 Ft. Camper Dua axle, a r, awning, nice .......................................... $5,895.00 SERVING GREATER GREENBRIER VALLEY TRI.COUNTY PAv!,G co,sT,uc,,o, co. ',a,A.,E SE, V, CE" "FREE ES TI MA TES '~,~~ • SUBDIVISIONS • SERVICE STATIONS • LAND CLEARING • DRIVEWAYS • TENNIS COURTS • FIREWOOD • DRIVEWAY SEALING • PLAY GROUNDS • FILL DIRT • SHOPPING CENTERS• BASEMENT DIGGING II CREEK GRAVEL • STREETS • GRADING • STONE • PARKING LOTS • FENCE BUILDING • FOOTINGS Home: 536-3191; Office: 645-6063 RT. 60 EAST, CALDwELL, WV James Honaker By JAMES CREWS With spring gobbler season welt under way, I have heard a lot of moaning and groaning. There is a lot of frustration involved with chasing the spring gobbler. Listening to all these sad tales, I began to notice a pattern in the way the huntes were being outfoxed. I did not have an answer to this until the other day when I was hunting on a local mountain. It was late in the day and I had not heard a bird gobbling. Deciding to doa little scouting, I moved around the ridge and noticed a small hollow I had never seen before. Moving slowly over the brow of the ridge, I sawthe answer to all gobbler hunters' problems. The hollow was crisscrossed with big chestnut logs and sitting in perfect order were about 25 long bearded gobblers. The sight of all these turkeys put me in shock and I couldn't do a thing. One of the biggest gobblers I had ever seen in my life came from behind a big stump and hopped up onto a log in front of all the other gobblers. From under his wing he pulled out what appeared to be some type of book. The other turkeys sat perfectly still as the old gobbler opened the book and began to cluck and make various turkey sounds. I have heard people say that this or that turkey had been to school, but this was unbelievable. I don't know what gave me away but one of the birds saw me and sounded the .alarm. I was too shcoked to fire a shot so I ran after the old gobbler with ..Je book. I was falling behind when the turkey tripped over a log and dropped the book. I grabbed it up and opened it. The title was "The Boss Gobbler Handbook". Here in my hand was the reason for the pattern I had noticed. Under different chapters were all the ways that the gobbler makes fools of us. One of the ways listed was the one that was happeningto methisyear. Under the subtitle "Relay Gobbling" was all the details. Three or four gobblers are required for this trick. Each gobbler gets on a different ridge and as you climb to the top of one ridge, the gobbler on the next ridge would start carrying on. The idea is to make you think the gobbler is going from ridge to ridge. Another dirty trick was listed under "How to Have Fun with a Hunter". In this instance, the gobbler is told to gobble every time you call until you are convinced this is going to be an easy one. Next the gobbler is to keep quiet until you decide to give up. At the precise moment you startto get up, the bird will sound off again and the whole process would be repeated until it is time to quit. The idea here is to keep the hunter tied up all morning and keep him in one spot. Next time one of these tricks is played on you, don't feet bad; these gobblers have been to college. On the Local Front: Some nice gobblers are being taken. Wayne Persinger is shown with a fine bird. Leo Sheppard took his bird on Muddy Creek Mountain. Leo Sheppard Wayne Persinger WSS softball tourney set for May 22-24 There will be a softball tourna. ment at Memorial Park in White Sulphur Springs on May 22, 23, and 24. An entry fee of $75 must be paid before playing. A drawing will be held May 21 at 7:30 p:m. at the park. Call 536-1083 or White Sulphur City Hall for more informa- tion. TTENTION GOLFERS! GREAT FAMILY VACATION Vacation Rental at "THE WATERFRONT GOLF CLUB" at Smith Mountain Lake. 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