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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, July 5, 1990 1B By JAMES CREWS This Year 'Nitelite Golf Tourney July 14 warm weather is with us, changes and if we expect many fish, our fishing meth- must change. the water levels tend to drop low ing the summer and the fish will for pockets of deep water or ,Itered spots such as rocks or The Greenbrier River can. so low at times, it makes you lder where the fish go. like to fish low water because it ; a ~centrates the fish. You may n'a H~w where the fish are but with the lnoun~t' clear water they can see and :e;Ir~!;~ iiichre sm allmo ut h f is h rag, you rots '~, fish during the day by )videl~mg long casts to the pockets treat~ind rocks or in the spots of sers ~de along the bank A good lure .., ~,~this is a size 5 or 7 floating ra h~y '~ C ~se ag~' ast the lure into these spots Inc~ let it set for a second Give it a i' U~ch and get ready for a strike If sYve~# like to fish wth live bait use it -" toi came way als o4Smallmuth fishing is usually bet- ink is1 late in the evening and early ~ese ,,~rning during the hot months. Top )octor='~ter lures are really good and will even better later on. The best are the jitterbug, tiny torpedo crazy crawler. Nothing is more than having a big bass jump over a jitterbug working its way the surface. was fishing a black jitterbug on pumphouse section a few years and a big smallmouth almost the rod out of my hand. It was dark, I could only hear the jitter- making its gurgling sound when exploded around it and a bass bent my rod double. I was aluminum canoe and when the at pat qave I~' only ~ost in~ ;roced~ on&! bass jumped and threw the plug, it hit the side of the canoe with a loud bang. The excitement only lasted a second or two but what a thrill! I also like to do some late season trout fishing. I usually take my fly rod but sometimes like to use just plain old fishing worms. My dad and 1 went trout fishing last August on Culverson Creek and had a great time trying to sneak up on the spooky brown trout. It is surprising how many trout remain after all of the fishing during the spring. We managed to catch nine trout that day and saw a lot more. The secret to catching the fish was to slip below a likely looking hole and casting up- stream above it. The fish would of- ten strike on the first drift through. Another good way to pick up a fish was to let the bait drift downstream under the overhanging branches where you could not cast, It was hard to hook the fish this way but sometimes, that was the only way you could fish some of the better water. Fly fishing is especially produc- tive this time of year. Culverson Creek and Milligan Creek are my two favorite fly fishing streams. After the sun starts to drop low, the trout will begin to take up feeding stations and you can see them rising up and down the stream. Light leaders are usually required this time of year. Two or three pound test will hold most any fish you catch but you can't horse the fish in. The flies I do best with are the smaller sizes such as a number 18 black gnat or a number 16 march brown. A small muddler minnow streamer will sometimes do well fished in swift water. HANKLAND'S & 2 liter Pepsi .1 Single NR's 20 pk. 12 oz. cans Check with us on these Pepsi and other products Cross the Bridge in Ronceverte, and SAVE 647-5434 MorGard Latex House Paint High-hiding low-lustre fin sh Lasting durability & color retention Over 1600 custom & ready-mixed colors Resists fumes, blistering and mildew MoorGIo Latex House & Trim Paint Distinctive soft-gloss finish Gives protective finish to all types ol exterior surlaces Outstanding gloss & color retention Perlect lot repainting aluminum siding By Jonathan Wright Attendance at the second annual Lewisburg Baseball Camp was nearly double that of last year's event. The four-day camp was held at Hollowell Park June 18-21 and was sponsored by the Lewisburg Parks and Recreation Department. Over 100 children from Green- brier, Monroe, Pocahontas, Nicho- las, Fayette, and Raleigh counties participated. "The coaches were re- ally cool," nine-year-old Justin McClung of Caldwell said. "1 learned a lot about batting, throwing, field- tng, and pitching this week." "This camp was fun, and it helped me with my co6rdmation," eleven-year-old Amanda Irons of Lewisburg said. '1 plan to come back next year." Brandon Bell, a nine-year-old from Summersville, said, '1 learned how to stance and 'crow-hop.'" "1 learned a lot of things about softball I didn't know before," said Mark Bennett, 12, of Ronceverte. "It was a fun athletic experi- ence and the coaching staff was really good " ten-year-old Jason Coleman of Lewisburg said. According to Director Rick Rig- gleman, the children rotated be- tween the seven different coaches and assistant coaches each half hour. 'We felt it was important for them to get different opinions and be exposed to different approaches in baseball skills and techniques,[' he said. The camp's purpose was to teach baseball fundamentals and to give participants a chance to make new friends, Mr Riggleman added. The group met at Caldwell's Camp Shaw-Mi-DeI-Eca the last day for a picnic and ceremony. Area busi- nesses donated merchandise for over 50 drawings held at the pro- gram. Other businesses donated funds, facilities, and equipment. "In terms of numbers, the word 'successful' doesn't even come close to expressing how this camp went," Mr Riggleman said. '"Over- whelmmg' ms more ike it. We had to go hire more coaching staff mem- bers when we found out how many kids had registered." Montague Drive White Sulphur Springs, WV ,4 rookside l ding School Basic Horsemanship, English Riding Lessons. Taking Reservations Now! Carol HalHnstructor 5~@-~212 Moore's High Gloss House Paint Beautilul high gloss, weatlmr The coaching staff included Greenbrier East High School base- ball coaches Darryl Bartley and Mr Riggleman; high school baseball coach Stacey Houser of Wake For- est, North Carolina; former college baseball player Joey Altizer of Rich- lands, Virginia; Nicholas County High School baseball coach De- wayne Brogan; Concord College Baseball Team player Tommy McClintock of Berkeley Springs; and former college baseball player Mike McDaniel of Oak Hill. The Brier Inn of Lewisburg provided free IodgFng for all out-of-town coaches. Assistant coaches were Green- brier East High School BaseU'all Team members Aaron Ambler, Kevin O'Neil, Sam Johnson, Richard Banton, Adam Criddle, and Scott Weikle; and Berkeley Springs High School Baseball Team member Keith McClintock. Sarah Banton and Margaret Han- son helped prepare lunches for the participants and staff each day. McDonald's, Hardee's and Subway restaurants helped sponsor the meals. Contributors included Greenbrier Valley National Bank, Aide's Dis- count Stores, Crawford's Food Cen- ter, The Bakery, Jim's Drive-In, Bluegrass Electric Company, Green- brier Medical Arts Pharmacy, AI- leghany T-Shirts, Heilig-Meyers Fur- . .mture Co.mp.a.ny,.Earmers Home Fire Insurance Company, and Pio- neer Drug Company. Other contributors who provided prizes and other goods were Wolf Creek Gallery, Plants Etcetera, The Craft Me- The Women's Golf/Tennis Asso- clahon of Valley View Country Club will host a Nitelite Golf Tournament Saturday, July 14, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Activities will kick off with an "Old Fashioned Hotdog Roast" at 7p.m The tournament will be a nine- hole/pick your own team (A/B/C/D/ player per four-person team) "Captain's Choice" tournament. The committee will have final approval of all handicaps. Th tournament is limited to the first eighteen teams. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winning teams. The entry deadline is Thursday, July 12, 6pro. Entry fee will be $10 per person (if member of Valley View Country Club). Entry fee per person if non- member of Valley View Country Ctub will be $15. The fee covers greens fees: lighted golf ball (one per person) and the "Old Fashioned Hotdog Roast." Carts are available for rent Entry forms are available at Val- ley View Country Club, phone 536-1600 for additional information. The Lewisburg Tennis League got underway the week of July 2 at the tennis courts in Hollowell Park. Four teams have been estab- lished with 7 players to a team. Each team has a designated coach- captain. The coaches of the teams are responsible for contacting each player on their respective teams and assuring scheduled matches are played. A match will consist of playing an 8 game set in each singles and three doubles. A team must win by two games. Coaches are encouraged to schedule matches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to the availability of the courts. The coach-captains are: Team I -- Chris Long Team 2 --Sarah Kirby Team 3 Damian Huff nagene, Yarid's, The Upper Cut, All I AbOUt Beauty, Guys and Dolls, Lewis-- Swimmin# I burg Floral, Federated Department Store, Ace Hardware, The Open Book, Time Lewisburg Produce, Whiteaker Exxon, Bowling Hardware and Pro Shop, Stop- The Lewisburg recreation pro- In, The Village Store, Legg's Cleaners, Mayo Gifts, Western Auto, The Looking Glass, Mountaineer Miniature Golf, Take-a-Break Video, Food Lion, C. W. Lewis Motors, Coca-Oola Botthng Com- pany, Leggett's Department Store, oggs 219 Auto, Farmer Mac's Fas Chek, Greenbrier Lanes, Kroger of Fairlea, Kroger of White Sulphur Springs, Wendy's Kentucky Fned Chicken, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Long John Silver's, Dairy Queen. Gadd's IGA, Greenbrier Motors Bill Lewis Motors. Humana Hos- pltal/Greenbner Valley, Valley Wew Country Club. and the Brier Inn gram will have the swimming pool open at Greenbrier Center Tuesday, beginning July 10 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Cost of admission is $1 per person. Certified lifeguards will be on duty. Small children are 1o be ac- companied by an adult or someone over the age of 18 The pool wilt continue to be open on Tuesdays until West Virginia Sta~e Fair t~me. Wimbledon Tennis Telecasts Sponsored By Realty Company For the fourth consecutive year, sot of Wimbtedon women's and Better Homes and Gardens Real men's finals July 7 and 8 on NBC." Estate will sponsor the Wimbledon Fox Realty has been a member of Tennis Classic. Better Homes and Gardens Real "We'll run commercials on CNN Estate Serwce since May. The sew- and ESPN during coverage of the ice was formed m 1978 as an exten- highlights of the opening rounds of.. sion of Better Homes and Gardens the Wimbtedon tournament through magazine -- and s one of the July 6," said Betty L. Fox, Broker of nation's largest real estate networks Fox Realty/Better Homes & Gardens with more than 1,420 offices "and we'll be recognized as a spon- throughout the country, A TASTE resistant finish ~1~ Extremely durable with excellent leveling & sealing properties Resists chalking & rundown on adjacent surlaces 9 422 W. Edgar Ave., Ronceverte, WV 647-5353 O THE ORIENT STIR-FRIED SPECIALTIES 6.95 EVERY WEDNESDAY Hunter Ed. Class Set The Department of Natural Re- sources will sponsor a Hunter Edu- cation Course July 21, 1-6 p.m. and July 22, 2-7 p.m. at Senior Citizen's Center, Lindside. Included in the training will be basic gun safety, information about firearms and ammunition, the rote of the hunter and hunting in wildlife management and conservation, hunter responsibilities, game care and the wildlife laws. Persons successfully completing the lO-hour course will receive a Hunter Education Certification card from the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. West Virginia law now requires persons who pur- chased their first hunting license af- ter January 1, 1990, to successfully complete the Hunter Education Course. Parents are encouraged to at- tend with their children. For further information and regis* tration details, please call 832-6828. The Messenger Means Tennis Lea FOOD & FRIENDS AIRCONDITIoNED CASUAL DINING 112 W. WASHINGTON - HISTORIC LEWISBURG 645-4548 Team 4 --Gary Date Hoke " The match schedule is: Week of 7/2 -- 1-2/3-4 (Tuesday or Wednesday) Week of 7/9 -- 1 -4/3-2 Week of 7/16 -- 1-3/2-4 Week of 7/23 -- 4-3/1-2 Week of 7/30 -- 3-2/1-4 Week of 8/6 -- 2-4/1-3 All scores should be reported to Marion Gordon, Lewisburg recrea- tion director at 645-1218. Individual awards will be given to the members of the team with the best record. Match scores can be given to Janet at 645-2080 also. Each player is responsible for supplying ~racket and tennis balls Any adults interested in serving as a volunteer coach of one of the teams may contact Coach Gordon or Janet at 645-t218, Frankford Ruritan Softball Schedule The Frankford Ruritan Club wilt sponsor a Softball tournament at the Frankford Elementary School July 14 and 15. There is a $60 entry fee with an entry deadline of July 5. There will be a double elimination tournament with trophies going to first, second and third place teams. Teams wntl be limited to a 15 man ros~er. Pairings wilt be drawn at the Frankford Elementary School July 6 at 7 p.m. For more information please call 497-2399 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or call 497-2373 after 6:30 p.m. all money raised goes to im- prowng the Frankford Community through many ongoing projects. Let the Know About Your Sports JIM McCUTCHEON, Managing Agent FOR BROCHURES & INFORMATION CALL 645-3666 OR STOP BY 117 EAST WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 18 LEWlSBURG. W.VA