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Sports The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, September 20, 1990 1B By JAMES CREWS season ap- it more difficult done in prepa- I am going to start this year so I to rush around and Feverything I need. time to check out and gear so if repairs llade, you will have taken care of. Stories almost every getting the perfect rifle or shotgun a click and does not per cent of these :primers were dented did not fire. Every- to blame the shells not always bad. In shell to fire, the be struck fast and occur the oil in a becomes stiff. little dirt and you take all the old oil and my gun each year a good cleaning. the gun, you can apart enough to well. On a you take out the side of the action trigger assembly comes out in aerosol Hoppe's No. b clean everything out. CUts through the oil the force of the it out of the action. In bad shape, spray let it set overnight. turn it upside down will not drain back Stock or deeper into , After the solvent has try to get it all out and give it a light or silicone. Silicone for use on semi- it is dry and is not affe by-c or heat. Use the Hoppe's on the outside of the gun to remove rust and fingerprints. Give the outside a good coat of oil and polish it into the metal. Don't leave too much on because it will attract and hold dirt. Once the guns are all in good shape, take a look at your hunt- ing clothes and boots. One thing that can be a problem are miss- ing buttons and torn pockets. It's not a laughing matter when your only turkey caller falls through a hole in your pocket and you are surrounded by a flock of calling turkeys. If your feet are dry and warm, it always makes for a better day. With all the good boots on the market these days, the most c:mmon reason for wet feet is neglect. I wear Browning boots ac they have kept my feet dry for years. A lot of today's boots are coated and sprayed with a silicone water proofer. This works great but when it wears off and the leather drys out, the boots will leak. When I come in after a hunt in the snow and mud, I clean the boots off and let them dry out. Give them a good brushing and spraying of sill- cone to renew the leather. I spray my boots even after hunt- ing in dry weather because the silicone can still dry out and be gone when you need it most. One product I have had great success with is called Sno Seal. This is a combination of beeswax and silicone. I clean up my boots and rub the Sno Seal all over them. I then take a hair dryer and give them a good going over. The hot air melts the wax and drives it into all the cracks where a leak might occur. One good thing about this stuff is that it drys on the boots and does not get on everything. There is very little smell which is im- portant to a deer hunter. 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This Consists of photographing, I formats, to be submitted to the company with you CALL FOR APPOINTMENT. 647-5355 Greenbrier East Joe Cochran State Horseshoe Pitching Champ Joe Cochran of Organ Cave began pitching farm horseshoes when growing up in the 1920's and 1930's on a farm near Trout. The 64-year-old retired Bendix supervisor is now the number-one horseshoe pitcher in the state after winning the title in a state meet at Hunting- ton Labor Day weekend. It is the second time he has held the title. Additionally, Mr Cochran fin- ished in sixth place in his class at the World Horseshoe Tourna- ment, held in early August at Stone Mountain, Georgia. "It's a great sport," he said. "You have to deliver your pitch MARTINSBURG -- 7 GREENBRIER EAST -- 6 By Jim Shepherd In a battle of unbeaten teams, the visiting Martlnsburg Bull- dogs scored late to top the Greenbrier East Spartans 7-6 in the 26th annual Shrine Bowl football game Saturday night. In a fierce defensive battle it took the Spartans nearly three quarters to put the first points on the board. That score came when Mike Patterson slipped into the end zone from one yard out. And the East defense con- tinued to dominate until things fell apart late in the fourth pe- riod. Once again it was penalties that did the Spartans in. And they came in bunches on the Bulldogs winning drive. With nearly eight minutes left in the game Greenbrler turned the ball over to the visitors at the 46 yard line when a fourth down fake punt misfired. Still, the de- fense had things in hand and Martinsburg dropped into punt formation on fourth down. It also was a fake and halfback Jason Johnson, rushed, threw a des- peratlon pass downfield, and East was flagged for pass Inter- ference and a first down at the 35. Three plays later Johnson hit Matt Robinson with a 25 yard pass and a six yard penalty almost the same every time. It against East was tacked on for involves a lot of concentration, ._roughing the passer and the and you have to have good fol- low-through much like bowl- ing." One hundred twenty-five per- sons competed in the state tour- nament. Mr Cochran received $90 for his first-place win. He also won the title in 1985 and has been a finalist in the state event for the past 15 years, he said. "I've missed only one state tournament in the past 28 years." he added. "and I~'e won every class in the state at one time or another." Local resident Allen Withrow also participated in the 1990 state tournament. winning third place. Over 1,000 players partici- pated In the world tournament In Georgia. Mr Cochran won $150 for his placement In "C- Class" competition, v,'hlch had a total of 36 participants. The National Horseshoe Pitch- ers' Association sponsors both events. Mr Cochran and his sons Gary and Mike, have earned over 100 trophies during their years of pitching. Bulldogs had a first down at the Six. Kevin Bowders rammed it in from the two yard line with 2:22 remaining in the game. Mike Jackson kicked the extra point for the margin of victory. On a perfect night for football, the capacity crowd was treated to a fine defensive game in the first half. Chuck Baldwin, Rich- ard Banton and Pat Vance were constantly in the Bulldog back- Held At field disrupting play. Each had a sack in the first half. But East couldn't move the ball either and gave up possession once on a fumble and once on an intercep- tion. Robert Lindsey's pass inter- ception stopped Martinsburg's last drive in the first half when he picked off a Shawn Bowders toss at the East 16. In the third period Vance, Gregg Church and Jimmy Jus- tice continued to make life mis- erable for the visitor's backfield. It was Sam Johnson's punt re- turn to the Bulldog 31 yard line that finally gave the Spartans good field position. On first down Sidney Coles hit Steve Wilson with a screen pass that was good for a first down at the 20. Mike Patterson then ripped off 15 yards to the five. He then carried in from the one yard line on third down The extra point at- tempt was no good. After the Bulldog touchdown the Spartans still had a chance and drove to the visitor's 27 with 1:30 left to play. But Coles was penalized for intentional ground- ing and the Spartans could not convert on fourth and long. Steve Wilson gained 70 yards on 12 carries and Patterson added 54 on 13 carries for East. Coles completed eight of 14 passes for 110 yards and was intercepted once. Matt Robinson led Martinsburg with 85 yards on 1 1 carries. Quarterback Shawn Bowders completed two of ten passes for three yards. Tailback Jason Johnson, Martinsburg's leading rusher for the season, was held to 18 yards on 11 tries. East plays at home against Dupont on September 21. SUM- MARY: Spartans 0, 0, 6, 0, 6; Bulldogs 0, 0, 0, 7, 7. Scoring: East: Mike Patterson I yd run (kick failed). Martinsburg: Kevin Bowders 2 yd run (Mike Jackson kick). Golf Softball Tourney Boggs will hold a mixed soR- ball tournament September 29 and 30 at Dorie Miller Field, Lewlsburg. Entry fee is $70. Deadline is Thursday September 27. For more information call 647-7900 or contact Charlotte Alderaon. ii ONEIDA - THE NEW BREED INTRODUCING " THE STRIKE EAGLE" Also: JLJ Manufacturing Co. Crab Orchard, WV THE MOUNTAINEER 80% Relaxation Eric's Archery Supplies Women's Golf Association officers and committee members: Shirley McCus (front, left), Marilyn Anderson, Anna Jane Warren (second row, left), Llbby Wickline, Linn Hanson, Marry Windon, Use Longa- nacre (third row, left), Christy Chapman, Libby Jacobson, Sue Sailor, Mary Jlrka, Lucills Perry, Marjorle Crawford (fourth row, left), Anna Mary Feilds, Carol Mollish, and Belle Hanson "Under the Big Top" was the theme of this year's Golf Invita- tional sponsored by the Women's Golf Association of Lewlsburg September 11 at the Lewisburg Elks Country Club. Decorations, winner's gifts, and appearances of severa/ clowns all focused on the circus theme of the one-day event. 1 mile North of Alderson on Rt. 63 445-7580 Also: BEAR- JENNINGS, XI, and ASTRO_. . Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6-9 PM Sat. & Sun. 1-6 PM A total of 56 lady golfers from Clifton Forge, Covington, Sum- mersvllle, Rainelle, Hinton, White Sulphur Springs, and Lewlsburg participated. Various area businesses provided prizes, "Your New Connection To Better Lighting" 256-2200 1-800-642-2762 II~lllO Working To Make Your Life A Little Brighter 456 Ragland Road, Beckley Hunter Safety Course Offered The Department of Natural Resources will sponsor a Hunter Education Course September 29 and 30, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lewisburg Hunlor High School. Included in the training will be basic gun safety, information about firearms and ammunition, the role of the hunter and hunt- ing in wildlife management and conservation, hunter responsi- bilities, game care and the wild- life laws. Persons successfully complet- ing the 19-hour course will re- ceive a Hunter Education Certifi- cation card from the West Vir- ginia Department of Natural Re- sources. West Virginia law now requires persons who purchase their first hunting license after January 1, 1990, to successfully complete the Hunter Education Course. Parents are encouraged to at- tend with their children. For further information and registration details, call 392- 6322. Local Twirlers Spin To Top The Karenette Dance-Drill Team of Lewlsburg was named Regional Champion in the Dance and Twirl division of the Twirling Unlimited International. Judges from several states se- lected the Karenettes from a number of groups appearing at this competition which ~ook place in Ohio at Middle{own High School. Karen Fama Is the group's di- rector. She owns Karen's Acad- emy of Dance in Lewisburg. The team has also traveled to New Orleans, Washington, and Can- ada. They are currently planning to perform at Disney World in Florida. Tournament including Coleman's Pharmacy, Runyon Distributing Company, and Westvaco. In charge of the day's events were tournament chairman Linn Hanson. ladies' day events chair- man Mary Jlrka, handicap chairman Anna Jane Warren, and clowns and table favors chairman Llbby Wlcldlne. Winning the Championship Flight with the low gross score was Kat Gwlnn. Shelby Bryant won with the low net score. Other winners: First Fllght---Karen Gibson (low gross score); Charlotte Bowling [low net score} Second Flight--Anna Marga- ret Feflds {low gross score; Mary Meagher (low net score} Third FHl tt--Jo Ann Bums {low gross score}; Betty Carter (low net score} Closest to Fin---Peggy Ingrain (Championship Flight); Janlne Frances (Second Flight) Longest Drive in Fairway-- Kat Gwinn (Championship Flight); Meg Hewitt (First Flight); Janine Frances (Second Flight); Llbby Wlcldlne (Third Flight) Most Sixes--Ruth Gwinn Closest to Handicap--Anna Margaret Feilds Let the Messenger Know About NEW HEALTH INSURANCE IDEA SAYS... "Your home or Nursing Home ... either way, we can pay!" 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