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S row and Mullens hit the trail as )lanned for and Ran- should be the Ken in town to- and Withrow are Complete a 75 the Greenbrier Sometime this up two at the trail's near Cald- ~en began their morning at SOme 78 miles Lewisburg. After I Camping for the about 40 le trip, they were begin the trek Who is an exer- at the car- center in Mullens, who is Dan Withrow a teacher, have run together before, although not nearly this far. Both are members of the Greenbrier Valley Road Runners Club. Withrow is the club's president, and Mullens is vice-president. "I've run one full mara- thon," commented Withrow earlier in the week. Mullahs said that he'r run as much as 18 miles in one day. One of the main concerns of both men before they started the run was the importance of pacing themselves. "When Randy and I get together we tend to run a little faster than we'll need to on the trail. We tend to run at a 10 mile pace, which will be a bit fast over 75 miles. Why run the trail? "I've wanted to run it ever since I first learned about it," says Withrow. "It's a good way to promote the trail, which is a great place to run." "I'd lust like to see what it feels like to do something like this." says Mullens. "You read about things like this, but it doesn't tell you how it really feels to do it. I look on it as a personal challenge." Both agree that they hope to promote their running club as well. Since deciding to run the trail in mid-April, Mullens and Withrow have been training by doing a "double figure" run of at least 10 miles once a week. Their mental condition before the race was summed up by Mul- lens. "We will be psyched up," he said. Plans before the race call- ed for Bill Blake of Ronce- verte to accompany the pair on a bicycle, taking care of the logistical side of the run. Blakes duties were to include setting up and breaking down camp, carrying food and supplies, and keeping an eye on both men in case of emer- gency. "We'll bring plenty of fruit and take a short break each hour to replenish our ener- gy," said Withrow. "We hope to find some drinkable water along the way." The pair will Randy Mullens ng cagers complete camp at East bring water purification tablets along to insure that happens. In addition to properly pacing themselves, Withrow and Mullens' other apprehen- sions include the weather and a case of second-day blahs. "I'm iust not sure how we're going to feel after that first day," said Mullens. "Getting up in the morning it might be hard to start run- ning again." As for the weather, Mul- lens commented last week that he'd "Been watching it like a hawk." Withrow added that heat and hum idity shouldn't be a problem along the shady trail. "The only thing that would be a prob- lem is a sever thunder- storm," he said. If that happens, you get the feeling that they'd lust try it again. Isketball Ca m p Award Winners, (left to right): Ussel Huffman, One on One Champ; Devon ; Kevin O'Neil, one on one; Michael Me- Back row, Marcus Hanshaw, drab. shooting; Junior Bostic, one on one; Wen- POne on one and dribbling. Girls, (Left to right): Reba Echols, attitude and effort; Wen- dy Holcomb, outstanding girl camper; Raina Holland, foul shooting. schedule facing East gridders playoff team last year. Final- with Greenbrier West, a date into its season, of the Green- School foot- an open date. of things, it scheduled ly, there's Bluefield, last year's state champion. After that, things can only get better. They do. Five of East's remaining seven games are at home, Overall, they only have to leave Spar- at Princeton, and, finally, consecutive home contests with Oak Hill and Elkins. "We've got a very compe- titive schedule," said Crid- die. "Every team we play is capable of beating us. We don't have any pushovers." Season tickets for the Spar- tans seven home games are now available. The cost is $20. Tickets can be obtained by phoning the school at 645-2317. More winners, ( Left to right) : Robert McClintic, outstanding camper; Aaron Gabbat, attitude and effort; Kevin O'Neil, attitude and effort. Back row: Mark Dodd, attitude and ef- fort; Gabe Stone, foul shooting. 'General Lee' visits Greenbrier Valley "It's probably the biggest star we have, and it doesn't talk back," says a spokes- man for the Warner Brothers television producers about the high-flying car on the popular series, "Dukes of Hazzard". The car is setting popularity records that hu- an evening of thrills, as Jack Kochman, often called the "King of the Hell Drivers" leads his team through fast- paced stunts and precision driving. "We'll do crashes, roll- overs, spins and reverse spins, skids, jumps, preci- know after the first "' commented IOmer Criddle. standing its season with =rues that would Rambo trem- start with a team that ist Year, and one )layed before. eckley-Wood. and a state tan Stadium three times in 10 weeks. "The best part of our sche- DATE dule is that we don't have to August 30 go on the road very often," September 6 commented Criddle. "It's 13 unusual to have seven home 20 games, but we'll take it." 27 After a week off, the Spar- October 5 tans will stay at home to face Saturday Mount View and Stonewall 11 Jackson, the latter a team 18 they lost to twice last year. 25 Next comes a trip to Par. November 1 kersburg, then a home game 8 1985 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE OPPONENT East Fairmont Woodrow Wilson Bluefield (open) Mount View Stonewa II J ackson (Shriner Game) Parkersburg Greenbrier West Princeton Oak Hill Elkins TIME 7:30 (Home) 7:30 (Home) 8:00 (Away) 7:30 (Home) 7:30 (Home) 7:30 (Away) 7:30 (Home) 8:00 (Away) 7:30 (Home) 7:30 (Home) man stars can't seem to match, and the original "General Lee" will be mak- ing a visit to our own Green. brier Valley. The exhibition of the "Gen- eral Lee" will accompany the exciting world champion Hell Drivers Auto/Truck Stunt Show to be held at the West Virginia State Fair Grounds on July 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m. The show promises to offer sion driving--just about everything that is possible to do with a car or truck," says Kochman. Each year they drive fully- equipped Chrysler products, and this year their choice is the full contingent of Dodge trucks. Kochman has been in the automobile thrill show business since 1942, and the show has appeared throughout the United States and many foreign countries. k and Wall join golf great at Greenbrier CHEE.S Shuffleboard notables the PGA tour - in 1952, 1949. He was chosen "Player ionship will be played on The play at The holds the Tour's 72-hole re- of the Year", led the Tour Greenbrier Course, which League Ex- cord of 257, 27 under par in in earnings and won the was redesigned by Jack 1Ship in White the 1955 Texas Open, and Vardon Trophy in 1959. Wall Nicklaus for the 1979 Inter- Final Standings 6. Joe Putts. Susie Lee 7. Kathy Meadow- Darcus Sapp 8. Linda Jackson Thursday N ight West Vir- set and tied two additional was a member of the Ryder national Ryder Cup Matches. records in the very same Cup Team in 1957, 1959 and According to Nicklaus, the New league =far/= 7/9 =nd 7/11 Mike Sou- match. A resident of Largo, 1961. He joined the Senior Course has "matured beauti- Tuesday Night will join Florida, Souchak was a Tour in 1980 and returned fully." Nicklaus has also 1. Patty Morgan Billy seniors Ryder Cup Team member in to the circuit last year after described the Course as Meadows clay, 36-hole 1959 and 1961, and loaned undergoing shoulder surgery "challenging forthetopplay- 2. Ausis Reinkoff - Jim by the the Senior Tour in 1980. in 1983. ere in the game and interest- Tuckwiller Art Wall of Sonolta, Ari- This year's Greenbrier/ ing for amateur players." 3. Denny Butcher - John who joined zona, joined the PGA tour in American Express Champ- Brislin 4. Earl Ridgeway- Angle takes Elks tourney .,.,on 5. Peggy Myles Donna Huffman of Lewisburg annual State ~rnent. Fred's 212 was one ~er-up Bill -Odge Cham. by Lewis- Smith, Bill tn Dietz and up the According to Dennis Rudd, tournament chairman, 165 golfers from across West Vir- Virginia competed in this year's event along with 21 lady Elks golfers who com- peted on June 15th at the Val- ley View Country Club in White Sulphur Springs. The ladies low gross champ was B.J. Hathaway of Parkers- burg. lue wrap-up Keys, J. eli-14) ). Seams-16, Wilson-16, E. Erskine-22 Schedule, Tuesday, July 2 6:00--Tincher vs. Given 7:15--Miller vs. Daniels Volleyball League First Game Persinger defeated Withrow 15/1, 15/5 Second Game Pomeroy defeated Griffith 15/13 13/15, 15/10 More than 50 local Elks tional, First National In and their wives assisted in Ronceverte, and Magnet the success of this year's Banks, and Pioneer and event by contributing their Coleman Pharmacies. time to all facets of the This year's tournament three-day program. Local was played June 13 through merchants sponsored closest 16 on the 18.hole Greenbrier to the pin awards for the men Valley Country Club course and ladies tournaments, in- owned and operated by cluding Greenbrier Valley, Lewisburg Elk's Lodge 1758 Seneca National, White Sul- BPOE. phur Springs, Alderson Na- Third Game Faculty defeated Meadows 15/11, 10/15, 15/9 Fourth Game Cheers defeated Mullens 15/1, 15/3 Schedule, Wednesday, July 3 6:00---Spartan Spirit vs. Withrow 6: 30--Pomeroy vs. Mullens 7:00--Cheers vs. Faculty 7: 30---Meadows vs. *Griffith 8: 00--Persinger vs.*Griffith 1. Mark (Mule) Hughes - James (J.R.) McLaughlin 2. Scott Huffman 3. Earl Ridgeway - Rodney Boone 4. Patty Morgan - Carlene Blankenship 5. Doug Walton Cindy Dixon 6. Donna Huffman - Sue Garner 7. Spunky Johnson . Bill Sherewood YOUR Sports News Is Important To US Send us results of your Little League and Summer Recreation League games and tournaments. I ountain P.O. 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