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S The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 11, 1990 1B By JAMES CREWS Greenbrier West -- Webster County-- 14 Greenbrier East--- Oak Hill -- received lots of Department of and this year b exception. especially like to Ed Hamrick, Bill Berry for their role ~e provide informa- across the Bill Igo went Mast Survey here are some of that have a big success: oak and black oak good all across does seem to be elevations. oak crop is very There is more lower and near in the higher White oak only hits five years or so on spo!ty with most the higher coun- ts some hickory in SCout these areas a before the season. an opening day are heavy. This best years for "that's good news for the state. Is poor across the hit in some areas, is heavy and is already dropping. The turkeys are feeding heavily on" It now. This is a good early food source and should help fatten up those young birds. Walnut is also spotty this year. This is bad news for the fox squirrels. Scrub oak is good mostly in the higher elevations. This is good for the bears, turkeys and grouse and is a high quality food source. It looks like there is going to be plenty of food for game this year but some good preseason scouting is going to be necessary to locate the pockets of mast. It will be important to scout right up to the day before your favorite season opens because as the food is used up the game will move. Saturday, October 13 is open- ing day for the bow season. Hunters all across the state have been getting ready and the big day is almost here. You can also hunt for grouse and raccooI~ starting the 13th. Because of the lack of cad weather and frost, the leaves are still heavy on the trees and underbrush, which could lead to hunting accidents. Please be ex- tra careful while hunting this year. There will be more hunters in the woods so we all need to be extra courteous to each other. If you are hunting and see other hunters in the area, look for a less crowded spot. /- SAVE $4,758* 3 SUPREME 4-DOOR Wheels, 3.1 litre V-6 engine locks, ETR AM/FM/Cass. Maul blue, Demonstrator $17,958 NOW $13,200' SAVE $3,711" 1990 CIERA 4.DOOR MFI engine, speed control covers, ETR AM/FM/Cass. By Terry Gwinn Greenbrier West successfully defended its top spot in the Class AA rankings by downing Webster County 14-8. West faced a tough Webster team on the road. The Cavaliers problems were further compli- cated by the loss of starting tail- back and cornerback, Billy Keach. However. the defensive unit again came through from the Cavaliers, holding Webster to only one touchdown. The game remained scoreless until midway through the sec- ond quarter, when Chris Vaughan hit paydirt on a 4-yard keeper play around the left end. He then scampered around the right end on an identical play for the 2-point conversion giving West an 8-0 lead. Webster capitalized on a Cavalier fumble inside the ten. Tom Stonaker then scored from nine yards out on the Highlander's first snap of the ball. Carpenter ran in for the two-point conversion tying the game at the half 8-8. The final score of the game was one-yard run by Vaughan on a sneak play up the middle. The score was set up by the first of Jerry Robertson's two inter- ceptlons. The Cavaliers defense held tough throughout the rest of the game denying Webster of any big play opportunities. Sophomore Jason Gwinn came through for the Cavaliers offense, making his first start in place of the injured Billy Keech, gaining tough yards in key situ- ations. The Cavaliers (6-0) will host the Oceana Indians next Friday in a game that will have major implications on the Class AA play-offs. Renick Junior Homecoming: Six Girls Will Reign Over It All By Jim Shepherd The Greenbrier East Spartans scored early and often Friday night as they defeated the Red Devils of Oak Hill 35-12. The Spartans scored 21 points in the first period and then sat back and watched Oak Hill play them even the rest of the game despite being devastated by seven turn- overs. East added another touchdown In the second quar- ter for a commanding 28-6 lead at the half and that allowed the Spartan reserves to get a lot of playing time. It all began when the East de- fense forced Oak Hill's Mark Blumfield to punt from his own 25 after the opening drive fizzled out. Sam Johnson received the kick at the 39 yard line and went board as Blurnfield carried in from the five. Logan's pass for the conversion was incomplete and Oak Hill settled for a 28-6 half time score. Once again, the Red Devils could not hang on to the ball in the second half and their first drive was stopped when Scott Weikle recovered a Blumfield fumble at the East 34. Neither team could muster a score in the third quarter as the Spartans were plagued by penalties, six for 80 yards in the game, and the Red Devils gave up the ball twice more, once on a Banton pass interception and once when Steve Deflbaugh recovered a fumble. The Spartans had to score twice before it counted for their 61 yards untouched for the final touchdown. After Deflbaugh score. It was Johnson's second return for a TD thls season. Richard Banton's pass for the conversion was no good but East led 6-0. Two plays later, Brett Criddle recovered the first of five lost recovered the fumble, Wilson and Baldwin ate up the clock as they marched down the field. Coles did complete one ten yard pass to Wilson and Ramon Can- ada picked up 14 yards on a re- verse but Coles avoided disaster fumbles the Red Devils sufferedwhen at the five yard line. On the next play Quarterback Sidney Coles hit Casey Crane in the end zone for the score. Coles' pass to Steve Wilson was good for the two point conversion and the Spartans led 14-0. having run just one play from scrimmage. The next tlme Greenbrier East got the ball they went 55 yards out. The big play in the drive was a 42-yard pass from Coies he recovered his own fumble at the four. Baldwin went Into the end zone on the next play but it was called back be- cause of an East penalty. On second down, Wilson scored from the nlne and Johnson's kick boosted the lead to 35-6. Oak Hill closed out the scoring with just 12 seconds left in the game when Logan passed 16 yards to Bryan Sizemore in the end ~one. Logan's pass for the to Leonard Boone at the 13 yard conversion was no good and the Renlck Junior High School Homoe, omlng activities are scheduled for line. Johnson's kick was goodgame ended 35-12. October 11. The court consists of Gina Hanna (left), daughter of Mr and the Spartan lead increased The win boosted the Spartan and Mrs Emory Hanna of Renick; Shella Johnson, daughter of Mr and to 21-O with 3:37 left in the first record to 5- 1 while Oak Hill Mrs Lacy Johnson of Frankford; Bec,k,~. Goina, daughter of Reverend quarter. The quarter ended asdropped to 2-5. It was the and Mrs Goins of Frankford; Lori O Brian, daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Banton intercepted twelfth victory in a row for East Patrick O'Brlen of Frankford; Carrie Thomas, daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard Logan's pass. over the Red Devils. Roger Thomas of Frankford; Jalme Lockhart, daughter of Mrs Nadlne Despite good field position, Wilson led all rushers with Lockhart of Renick. All the girls are academically successful and are involved in various extra-curricular activities.They demonstrate Ran- East could not move the ball and 1 1 5 yards on 1 5 carries. turned it over on downs at the Blumfield carried 2] times for 70 ick pride and citizenship. 55/45 seat tilt wheel AS $16,611 IOW $12,900' SAVE $3,962* EIGHTY 4-DOOR seat, power windows & lOcks, aluminum wheels, speed own! J ETR AM/FM/Cass. 662 NOW $15,700" SAVE $3,404* 1990 CALAIS 4-DOOR Quad 4 engine, ETR AM/FM/Cass. aluminum wheels, speed control, driver 4-way seat, tilt wheel, pulse wipers WAS $15,354 NOW $11,950' Union High Gets New Goal Posts By Jonathan Wright The Union High School CUHSI Athletic Boosters have installed new goal posts at the school's football field to meet require- ments of the Secondary Schools Activities Co:lmission (SSAC). McJunkin Supply Company of Charleston sold the posts at a total cost of $I,500 to the group, which volunteered labor and concrete to install the posts in August. "The Boosters are a very inte- gral part of our operations," UHS principal Doyle Kester said. "They paid for this equipment wlth money from several fund- raisers." SAVE $3,322* 1990 ClERA "S" 4-DOOR 55/45 seat, Tech IV engine criuse control, tilt wheel, pulse wipers company car WAS $15,232 NOW $11,900 SAVE $5,275* 1990 TORONADO COUPE 3800 V-6 SFI enjine, driver & pass. power seat, illumination package, custom tw0-t0ne, ETR AM/FM/Cass. with eq ualizer WAS $24,175 NOW $18,900" .b of our professional salespeople about other new Oldsmobiles or 10 used Oldsmobiles in inventory "56 years proud because promises made were kept" * Offer expires October 27, 1990. Savings include factory rebate. Taxes & ~fees not included @ Mile South of 1-64 Lewisburg, WV. 645-2424 The metal posts were manu- factured according to specL1ca- tions provided by the school, Mr Kester said. The McJunkin Com- pany transported them to Union free of shipping charges. The new goal posts replace an earlier pair with "H" shapes. Those older types will be unac- ceptable by SSAC standards within one year, according to Mr Kester. $ $ $ Give your I~ome long-lasting beauty with weather- resistant MoorGard Low.Lustre Latex House Paint. Choose from ~ver 1600 custom and ready- ~a It.'.i.,,.i. ~. mi~oo cotors M oorc//.~ $ Off Ready Mix Color Sale ends Oct. 13 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEvERTE, W.VA. 647-5353 24. They got the ball back al- most immediately, however, when Chuck Baldwin inter- cepted a Logan pass at the 33. A 20-yard pass from Coles to Wilson at the one set up a one yard run by Wilson on the next play. Johnson's kick made it 28- 0. Oak Hill's next drive ended qulekly when Jamle Hunter re:~ covered a Mike Thompson fumble at the 39. East returned the favor three plays later as Oak Hill recovered a Spartan fumble at the 46. Aided by a 15- yard East penalty and a 14-yard pass from Sam Sykes to Logan, the Red Devils got on the score- yards for Oak Hill. Coles com- pleted three of eight passes for 57 yards and one touchdown. Logan was seven of 21 with one touchdown. East plays away at Alleghany, Virginia October 12. SUMMARY: East 21, 7, 0, 7, 25; Oak Hill 0, 6, 0, 6, 12. Scoring: East --- Johnson 61 ~yd punt return (pass failed), Coles 5 yd pass to Crane (pass Coles to Wilson), Patterson 5 yd run (Johnson kick), Wilson I yd run (Johnson Kick), Wilson 9 yd run (Johnson Kick). Oak Hill -- Blumfield 5 yd run (Pass failed), Sizemore 16 yd pass from Logan (pass failed). Forest Fire Season Starts: Be. Careful In The Woods "We are now in the most splendid season of the year. With aUtumn, our hardwood for- ests display a beautiful spec- trum of glorious colors. It looks like someone took a paintbrush and painted the forests. During the next three or four weeks, the colors dazzle the eyes of the be- homer, providing an almost irre- sistible lure to those who enjoy the outdoors," George Clarkson, of the State Forestry Division said. "But soon, those brilliantly painted forests will shed their colors. The leaves falling on the . forest floor will create a natural fire hazard. Mix that with some act of human carelessness, the potential for forest destruction exists. With hunting season ap- proaching, that potential Is mag- nified by hunters in the woods," Mr Clarkson said. Mr Clarkson, a forest ranger, advises residents of the Forest Fire Laws, and the new restric- tions passed by the 1989 Legis- lature. "During the fall fire sea- son, which began October I and ends December 3 I, the law pro- hibits outdoor burning between 7 a.in. and 4 p.m. Exceptions to the law are small cooking or warming fires that have a ten- foot safety strip cleared of all flammable material; or when there is an inch or more of snow on the ground. Leaves, grass, weeds, brush, stubble, slash, stumps, and other vegetative debris can be burned If it is done in compli- ance with the forest fire laws. *Current solid waste and air pollution regulations prohibit the burning of household trash, garbage, paper, refuse, and other solid waste. Burning per- mits during the prohibited hours will not be issued to individual homeowners, because they can either divide the debris to be burned during the permissible hours or wait until after fire sea- son to burn the debris," Mr Clarkson said. He urges caution to everyone who visits the forest this autumn season "to use common sense whether hunting or simply look- Ing and enjoying the beauty of this season,s colors, and to take extra care to preserve it for fu- ture generations." Questions concerning the for- est fire laws or inquiries about the fall leaf coloration may be di- rected to Agricultural Service Center at 717 North Jefferson Street. Lewisburg or by calling 647-7425. / ) I i