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the Mountain Messenger, Thursday, June 21 1990 1B By JAMES CREWS Contest: Winners Announced g has become a major in West Virginia with thou- of hunters enjoying it. I have taken up this fine sport as yet my eight-year old son, Scott, to make his own bow and His first creation consisted of a and a large rubber band. After a roll of tape for the handle, ~had a working bow. I cut him a to make an arrow with and he several hours whittling and on it. A handfull of turkey served as the fletching. There has been a large rabbit into the yard and Scott was he would get him before he eat up the garden. His home- bow has a very limited range it is a sight watching him trying Sneak up on a rabbit. The rabbit seems to enjoy the game after Scott chases him into the weeds, he returns in a play again. Watching him reminds me of my brother and 1 would spend trying to outsmart a rabbit or I know many of you were in the country as 1 was and good times you had while grow- up wilt never be forgotten. I there sure were hard times long work days. I can remember telling me about hoeing corn to sunset for about what Would pay for a bottle of pop to- bad storm we had Saturday before last. I went to check on them early Sunday morning and they were as dry as dust. I don't know how the mother bird kept them safe and dry through that storm but she did. On the Local Front Jeremy Lucas has a smallmouth bass that weighed 3 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long. Ber- nard Romley has one of the few pike I have seen come out of the Greenbrier River this year. The pike was 25 inches long and weighed 7 pounds. He caught it on an ultralight outfit using four pound test line. Seven-year old Michael Massie ~s shown holding a 23 inch, 3 pound rainbow that was caught by Howard Wright from Watoga Lake. Jeremy Lucas L believe it is very important to get interested in doing things out- I read somewhere about the of hours kids sit in front of a set and it was too many. I my kids enjoy watching car- and nature shows but when Dad asks if they want to go or for a walk, they are out the a flash. The outdoors has so interesting things for kids to and they are always full of and eager to learn. I have to several people who don't or fish but they also love the Bernard Romley ! have been having a good time ~lng pictures of baby birds. There Several low trees and shrubs nd my home in which all kinds nest. I got a picture of a and her babies. Robins USUally plentiful and I have a few of them. There was a nest ny brown sparrows in a pine and them hatch and leave the If my pictures turn out welt, I one where all four baby are looking up at me with ght little eyes. They were so in the nest that they were the sides, it is amazing they managed to survive the Michael Massie ' Jim Johnson (left) hands over the cutting horse contest prize to Jim Creasman. By Carol Hall Results from the recent cutting horse contest are as follows: Lori Quick riding "Whizzer's Kat" won the fourth class and was high point champion for the two-day show. Loft is the daughter of James and Vale- fie Quick of Frankford. Winner of second place in the non-professional class was Jim Creasman of Lewisburg riding "Sweet Liberty." Out-of-state winners were Ned Hunt of Maryland riding "Jae Bar Baby" to wins in the open, a, nd non- professional classes and "Our Little Venture" in the novice horse class. In the non-professional, S. Her- zog on "Gal Van Bar" was the win- ner; novice horse or overall two-day winner was "Little Four Door" owned by Judy Duncan and ridden by Grady Duncan of Orange, Virginia; amateur, "Twist and Miss," ridden by Robin Branch of Virginia. Winner in the limit class was Don Phillips of Christiansburg, Virginia. The limit rider class was won by Terry Sears of Maryland riding "Mr Peppy Gin ." O.n a working ranch in the West, a good cutting horse was worth his weight in gold. He had to be able to move quietly among the cattle, bring the cow selected by the rider out of the herd so that necessary branding or "doctoring" could be performed on the animal. Nowadays, "cuttin" attracts people for many different reasons. The feeling of teamwork between horse and rider is only a small part of it. Once the rider chooses his calf, the horse is entirely on its own. He responds willingly to the rider's cues and trusts the rider not to get him into a situation where he could be hurt. As the horse's confidence in himself and the rider builds, a part- nership develops that is hard to equal in any other sport. Although the event is looked upon as an off-shoot of rodeo per- haps, watching a horse and rider at work, whether on the ranch or in a performance class at a cutting horse contest, the obvious concentration and athletic abilities of the horse come to the forefront. This creates a beautiful picture of 1200 or so pounds of horseflesh galloping, slid- ing to a stop, spinning, and watch- ing, e~rs pitched forward, always watching that frisky calf which is de- termined to bet back to the safety of the herd. In a cutting horse contest, the horse and rider team has 2-112 min- utes to cut and work a cow, then go back for a second, or perhaps a third. And all the while, the judge's eye is on them. If the cow gets back to the herd, the rider is penalized. Other mistakes, like visibly cueing the horse, are likewise penalized. The local cutting horse contest is held annually at the JMJ Ranch near Lewisburg. WHAT YOU DO IS NEWS TO US (AND ABUT 50,000 OTHER FOLKS) CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 647-5724 Lewisburg Men's Softball Scores June 4 Bank of WSS ............................... t 2 Crawfords ...................................... 0 WVSOM//FF .................................. 6 B. A Mulligan .............................. 26 Simms' Exxon .............................. 16 ABB (5 innings) ............................. 0 June 6 Bank of WSS (5 innings) ............. 17 Shenandoah Manor ....................... 6 Boggs Auto Parts .......................... 7 WVSOM/FF (Forfeit) ..................... 0 B.A. Mulligan ............................. 14 Crawfords (5 innings) .................... 3 June11 Simms'Exxon .............................. 13 Bank ofWSS ............................... 14 The veteran's women's softball team, Crawford's Club, went up against the newly formed Roger's Rowdies June 12 at Dorrie Miller Field in Lewisburg: Scoring for Roger's Rowdies was ted by Lynn Lilly who hit a triple in the first inning, after which both teams were tied 3-3. Crawford's Club dominated all scoring for the remainder of the game with the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th in- nings called after Crawford's Club scored 10 runs in each. Playing her first game of the 1990 season, Debbie Wanzer hit the only triple/RBI for Crawford's Club in the 2nd inning: Second inning scor- ing was enhanced when Vet Calhoun-Erskine and Wendy Holcomb hit a double each. Wendy Holcomb and Karen Goodall fol- lowed up with doubles in the third inning. In the fifth and final inning, Amber Hinkle, Carolyn (score~ keeper) Johnson, and Debbie Wan- zer added three more doubles, bur- WVSOM/FF ................................... 2 ing the game, Angie Morris (3), Bev- ABB (5 innings) ........................... 15 erly Smith (2), and Karen Goodalt B. A. Mulligan .............................. 15 Shenandoah manor ...................... 3 June 13 Crawfords(5innings) .................. 20 Boggs ......................................... 10 Crawford ........................................ 0 (1) hit RBI's scoring two runs each. Carolyn Johnson, Brenda Smith, and Liz Wickline hit two RBI's each, while other RBI's hit by Vet Calhoun-Erskine, Karen Goodall, Amber Hinkle, and Lucy Marshall contributed to Crawford's Club final score of 37 -- Roger's Rowdies - 3. ABB ............................................... 7 B. A. Mulligan ................................ 6 Bank of WSS ............................... 12 Lewisburg Women's Softball Scores June 12 Crawfords Club ............................ 37 Rogers Rowdys ............................ 3 Alderson ........................................ 9 Roger's Rowdys ............................ 0 Federal Prison Camp .................... 3 Browns Construction ..................... 0 Local Namesakes Visit Pittsburgh Pirates June 9, John Arbuckle of Farm- ers Home Fire Insurance Company, took the Lewisburg Little League Pirates to Pittsburgh to the Pitts burgh Pirates/Expo Baseball game, The Lewisburg Pirates would like to thank Mr Arbuckle for a wonderful day. 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