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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 56

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 16, 1974
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.1974 'Little' Guys Are Big As All-Staters V C.7 oak Hill *m4 Htntim By R. Kertfc The littie guy, whether small in height or from a small high school, hit it big on this year's West Virginia All- State baseball team. Announced today by the West Virginia Sports Writers Assn. the team includes three players from Class AA schools -- catcher Mike Lewis of Wa- hama. shortstop Paul Burke \jf New Martinsville and utility man Steve Rea of St. Marys. Described by his coach, Grant Barnette, as "probably the most exciting player in the state," Lewis stole 8* bases in 82 attempts and hit .478 for a team that played 55 games. The 6-2.180-pound senior hit four homers and three triples, drove in 44 runs and compiled a slugging percentage of .731. * * * BURKE. 6-0.165-pound senior f r o m M a g n o l i a High School, is considered by opposing coaches as a blue-chip prospect for college baseball and possibly professional ball. A three-year regular as the Blue Eagles' shortstop, he hit .463 with four home runs, four triples, seven doubles, 23 runs-batted-in and also stole 28 bases. A l t h o u g h f r o m a small school, Rea isn't small. The 6-2.190-pound senior is a four sport star for St. Marys. He was co-captain of the Little Kanawha Conference football team, tailback on the All- State football team, recipient of a football scholarship to Salem College, a starter on the school's basketball team. 100-yard dash winner in the LKC and baseball star. After losing his first pitching start of the season, the left-hander chalked up 11 straight victories before losing again in the regional tournament finals. He had a 1.22 earned run average. 130 strikeouts in 86 innings and also hit a whopping .451. When not pitching, he played outfield. * * * FIVE OF THIS year's selections are less than six-feet tall, proving it's a big year for the little guy. Starting with the smallest, they are: » 5-8. 150-pound second baseman Joe Davis who hit .435 for Collins High School in Oak Hill. *· 5-9. 160-pound Joe Stolarski who pitched and batted Wheeling to the state championship. » 5-10. 170-pound Windell Morrison, standout shortstop- third baseman for St. Albans. » 5-10,175-pound Danny Wil- DANNY WILLIAMS UuPont Pitcher liams, DuPont's heralded football star who made the team last year as a utility MOB WINDELL MORRISON St. At bans Shortstop player and earned a berth on this year's team as a pitcher (8-1). ' ALLAN CHAMBERS ·If.lf. Outfielder »· 5-11, 170-pounder pitcher Jim Koehler who compiled an 8-1 record for Triadelphia. All-State Baseball Arnie's Army Revived; Leader 'Very Excited' Oak Hill a»4 MK»tu«t«i East Lu4e4 tw* flayers ·· the fvst team. I* sMtiw to Davis, tbe seewl huemtt, Oak Hill place* pitcher Baaiy ItoidL East, wkkk faiskei as nuaemp te Wbeelkg » the state twmanieat, \tmiri pitcher Ernie Htward ai4 utility player J«h Wilswi. Other members of the team are first baseman Mike Miller of Buckhannon and outfielders Allan Chambers of Herbert Hoover and Rick Reynolds of East Bank. Only players who performed for a full regular season were considered for the team. Five Corners Tourney Set The annual Five Corners Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will be held June 28, 29 and 30 at North Charleston and it will be divided into two events -- one for men and one for women. The first 16 teams to apply will be accepted in each tournament. Entry fee is $35 and two new Dudley softballs. The deadline is 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Contact Romes Joseph at 342-9638 or write him at 3909 Noyes Ave., Charleston, W. Va., 25304. WE'VE GOT IT! ArihsAsCMd As They Soy His. ·· «^BM«IWB^KB* can-am hyl 1 ruji: Mark of BtunlMidief 1i We've got a Winner! Selected by Cycle magazine as one of the ten best buys in motorcycling. Tuned induction, rotary valve power plant only 10 inches wide, unbreakable polyethylene fenders and gas tank, adjustable steering, and multiple oil injection system--the state of art in motorcycle engineering design and quality. 125 and 175 MX and street legal enduro models. SB THEM NOW-WE1E WOOD TO HAVE THEM IN OUR SHOWROOM. YOU'LL RE PROUD TO OWN ONE. NELSON'S CYCLELAND 4021 Washington Street West PHONE 744-2994 Pos., Playtr, Cli«, Schtel,- First TMtn .HI wt. Avg. C, Mike Lewis, Sr., Wahama, '-2 IB, Mike Miller.Sr., Buckhannon 6.0 2b, Joe Davis, Sr. Oak Hill 5.6 SB, Windell Morrison Sr., Si.' Albans, 5.10 SS, Paul Burke, Sr., New Martinsville 6.0 OF, Allan Chambers, Sr., Herbert Hoover ... 6.1 OF, Rick Reynolds, Sr., East Bank 6.0 OF, Joe Stolarski, Sr., Wheeling 5.9 P, Danny Williams, Sr., DuPont P., Randy Roslek, Sr., Oak Hill P, Ernest Howard, Sr., Huntington East P, Jim Koehler, Jr., Triadelphia, Ut., John Wilson, Jr., Huntington Eait, Ut., Steve Rea, Jr., St. Marys .478 .522 .435 .338 .463 6.3 6.1 .5.11 .6.2 . 6.1 170 .371 160 .421 160 .456 175 8-1 175 10-2 175 .11-1 170 8-1 : 55 .336 190 .451 i«cond Tt*m Playtr Rick Sword Mike Wood Don Mahlke Danny Gardner Phil Panzera Steve Stout Dave Maddox Greg Rowsey Joey Zigmond Dale O'Neal Randy Warner Pete Thompson Scott Hill Harold Wetzel School UjPont South Charleston Triadelphia Wahama Chas. Catholic Bridgeport BarboursviUe Huntington Chapmanville East Bank Point Pleasant Wheeling Central Parkersburg South Magnolia Pot. C IB 2B 3B SS OF OF OF P P P P Ut. Ut. Third Ttam Pl»y«r Ed McDaniels Harry Severino Bob Edwards Gary Brlghtwell Roy Alltop Robert Clmala Barney Coins Ken Samms Scott Koepka Eddie Asbury Rick Gallagher Don Robinson Oave Helmer Duke Reed . School Buckhannon H rtington East Morgantown Nitro Gilmcr County Beckley Logan St. Albans Bridgeport Nitro Morgantown Ceredo-Kenova Nitro Oak Glen Honorablt Mtntion Catchtr ·" Richard Phillips, Beckley; Bubba Crites, Moorefield; Jerry Fekete, Man; Jeff '"Light, University; Gary Merrfield, Fairmont West; Phil Stump, Gilmer County; : 'Dave Yater, Brooke; Mike Maguire, Wheeling; Otis Dillon, Crum; Robbie TJialman, 'Triadelphia; Steve Nikses, Philip-Barbour; Doug Lehasky, John Marshall; Steve ''Chandler, Herbert Hoover; Brad Tucker, George Washington; Bob Krieg, Charleston 'Catholic; Steve Bradford, St. Albans. ' First B*s* "* Tod Butler, Huntinglon; Tom'Alexander, Bruceton; Rich Gornik, Wheeling Central; Bob Hartsfield, Circleville; John Lynch, Hampshire; Gary Hawkins, Buffalo "Wayne; Mark Allen, Clarksburg Liberty; Steve Kayser, Pt. Pleasant; Mark Van "Hoose, Wayne; Keith Hager, DuPont; Joe Wallace, Poca; Jeff Pickering, George "Washington; Brad Underwood, Clarksburg Liberty; Mike Stsllings, Welch; Mark "Goodall, Nitro; Mike Smolder, Charleston Catholic; Jim Beheler, Stonewall Jackson. Stcond Bast ' . Glenn Lewis, Hunlington; Bob Edwards, Morgantown; Mel Daniels, East Bank; 'Dave Gresham, Chapmanville; Jeff Tibero, Masontown Valley; Rick Warren, Sher- ·man- John Gouge, Gary; Harold Owens, Harrisville; Henry Bishop, Sharpies; Craig Liebig Keyser; Mike Bulled, Paw Paw; Ellis Reed, Hurricane; Ken Haynie, Buffalo 'Wayne; Mark Lamb, Lews County; Dave Hood, Ravenswood; Dave Evans, Logan; 'Mark Gallo, Clarksburg Liberty; Jimmy Kiser, Bluefield. Shortstop *· Mike Allie Logan; Dave Ramella, Welch; Bruce Green, Triadelphia; Steve Wangling Poca; Rick Angeline, Fairmont West; Mark Crawford, Aurora; Denny Mills, ' Monongah, Greg Nunn, Oak Hill; Sam Mathias, Hampshire; Mike Ward, Gilbert; /.Lambert, Mullens; Hazelwood, Peterstown; William Webb, East Bank; Danny Mead- "'.ows, Stonewall Jackson, ·j . Third Base "·': Richie Boyd, Vinson; Dale Ruben, Ripley; Al Bonner, Morgantown; Morgan Campbell Princeton; George Jenkins, Grafton; Rick Gibson, Man; Dana Bell, Scott; Earl "-'Cabell, Big Creek; Mike Bosely, Buckhannon; Dave Janeczko, Wheeling; Jim Spon- ;-'augle Franklin; John Cunningham, Petersburg; Steve Ross, Elkins; Randy Adkms, :^ Nitr °- i-' Brad Newhouse, Morgantown; Fred Starr, Charleston; penny Underwood, Hurn- r'cane- Bob Casto, Ripley; Victor Donalson, Poca; John Gainer, Elkins; Bob Landis, "-'Buckhannon; John Boley, Spencer; Charles Chapman, Huntington East; Jin-iStolI- -'ings, Scott; Stanley Stewart, Sherman; Bobby Page, DuPont; Steve Maynard, Wil- liamson- Bob Bragg, Fairmont East; James Whetzel,' Moorefield; Galen Gill, Vm- -'sorr Steve Godby, Chapmanville; Steve Calvert, Masontown; Bruce Newhouse, -'Morgantown; Chuck Haseleu, University; French Barnett, Kingwood; Larry Dalton, '·'Morgantown; Tim Gacek, St. Francis; Doug Harrison, South Charleston; Mike ^Bowles, Beckley; Mike Lowe, Fairview; Tom Srewart, Sistersville; Bill Casto, Ri- ·*pler Aaron Brown, Gilbert; Jim Underwood, Rivesville; Jack Jezioro, Rivesvilie; '··Pat Kinder, Hurricane; Mike Weekley, Tyler/JimMarcellis, Triadelphia, JohnHar- '-"less, East Bank; Dave Brick, Nitro; Dave Runyon, Lenore; Richard Green, Pied- "-'mont; Bill Wolford, Fort Ashby; Dana McGee, Hampshire; Jeff Ralcliff, Vinson; -·Mark Tribett, Bishop Bonahue; Mike Thompson, Fort Gay; Ted Smith, Ceredo-Keno- -·va; Dave Thompson, Matewan; Rocky Alley, Williamson; Tim Ragland, Logan; Ro- ·ger Pritt Sissonville; Tony Skeens, Sissonville; Bill Tomasik, Notre Dame; Mike ..·Darby, East Bank; Ed Allan, Union; Steve Ballard, George Washington; Jack Hud- -·son, South Charleston Pitchtrs Sam Brock", University; Mike Hanlon, Pennsboro; Rick Hesson, Wahaoja; Kevin -McGilton, John Marshall; Greg Rowsey, Huntington; Richard Foster, Sherman; MarkMcCary, Kingwood; Frank Parsons, Hampshire; MarkTysmger, Keyser; Sam '.Spurlock, Huntington; Rick Shires, Greenbrier East; Richard Russell, Parkersburg; John Bartloff, Fairmont East, Tim Vance, Moorefield; Rick Pearl, Fairmont West; . Dick Tennant, Rivesville; Eddie Weems, East Bank. M A M A R O N E C K , N.Y. (AP) -- It is one of the unique i n s t i t u t i o n s in sports, a stampeding, screaming mob of rambunctious kids, fawning women and hero-worshiping men. They call it Arnie's Army. It is marching and in full cry this week-end in the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Winged Foot. "They are great," says Arnold Palmer. "They get very excited and I get very excited, too. Sometimes I feel a greater obligation to them than 1 do to myself." . This mad militia was born in the bright sunshine and amid the magnolia blossoms at Augusta, Ga., back in the late 1950s and early 1960s when Palmer was pulling off miracle finishes in the Masters and stealing housewives away from the TV soap operas. . Then some of the glitter faded from the general's medals. Arnie slumped badly in 1965. He went 17 months without a victory in 1968 and 1969. He didn't win a tournament in 1970. Now he's gone 17 months without a tournament title, 10 years' without a major victory. "No, I haven't noticed any change," Palmer said Saturday from his vantage point as coleader of the Open after 36 holes. "From all I can tell, there are just as many of them and their enthusiasm is just as great as it was 10 years ago. "They are a faithful bunch; and I appreciate it." Palmer's galleries are like none other. In 1962 at Oakmont, when a c h u b b y , crew-cut youngster of 22 named Jack Nicklaus had the temerity to challenge Arnie's position as the recognized king of pro golf in a playoff for the Open title, the Army became incensed and almost uncontrollable. They ran, they screamed, they tantalized. "Miss it. Jack," they yelled when Nicklaus took a stance over an important putt. "Shank it, fat boy!" some taunted. When Palmer prepared to putt, the crowd remained deathly still. When Nicklaus got ready to strike the ball, there was rustle and movement. Embarassed, Palmer found it necessary to chide his supporters openly, remonstrate with them for their bad manners and beg them to be more solicitous of his opponents. "When you are paired with Palmer," more than one of the pro tourists has complained, "you're handicapped two to four strokes. The crowd is impossible." As soon as Arnie putts, the people break for the next tee with no consideration for the guys still to putt." Palmer says now that his army has matured over the years. They are no longer a bull fight throng, hell bent for leather. "They are still enthusiastic." Palmer says, "but I have found them very polite. They stand still and remain very quiet no matter who is putting. "They make a lot of noise on good shots, but you can't blame them much for that." That perhaps is true, but everyone marvels at the reaction that stems from the slightest Palmer gesture. He . sneezes, and the heavens come down. He sinks a five- foot putt and you think you're in the midst of the San Francisco earthquake. When Palmer misses the cut--he missed three in a row before the Open--little boys break their toes kicking tee markers and women actually cry. "I can't stand it." a woman said a couple of weeks ago at Charlotte, dabbing her eyes with a handkerchief. The kids queue up for autographs and Arnie, no matter how miserable his round or how biting his hurt, never shoves one of them aside. He has been seen outside the clubhouse, standing for hours signing autographs. "Sometimes, 1 am more disturbed about letting these people down than about my own problems." he said this week. "I can't help feeling their presence. I know they are there, and they know that I know it." Palmer has an unusual quality for making even the most obscure of his faithful flock feel that he is the most important. As he moves from green to tee and from the final hole to the clubhouse, he scans the mob pressing in around him and makes personal contact with his eyes. W.VCU A unique two-day package tour on July 5 6, originating in Charleston and including a 150-mile steam-powered rail trip through rugged southern west Virginia to Roanoke', Va., an overnight stay at the luxurious Hotel Roanoke, a trip from Ronceverte to Cass, W. Va. on the Greenbrier Scenic Railroad and a ride up Cheat Mountain on the famous Cass Senic Railroad. Complete information and tickets available from the Fountain Hobby Center, Washington St., West at Bigley Avenue. Phone: 344-1441 THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS All West Virginia High School Graduate Charleston's Newest Sporting Goods Store IF YOU MISSED OUR OPENING-VISIT US NOW MANY SPECIALS CAMERA SPECIALS $2.88 $3.88 $5.88 $38.88 from $4.95 1 lot Louisville Slugger Baseball Bats 1 lot Athletic Shoes 1 lo» G-"'f Clubs-- ass't woods irons... Rom Starter Golf Sets Tennis Rackets Boys' Football Jerseys with Numbers (ideal for summer) Ross Cassette Recorder Kit $22.88 Jackets, Jerseys, Sweaters, Athletic Shirts Lettered To Your Specifications SX 70 Polaroid Camera (limited quantity) $138.88 Polaroid Square Shooter II Camera Kit $22.88 Kodak Instamatic A10 Kit $19.88 Complete line of Kodak Polaroid film in stock We develop process film. i. »r-X^y.^-SX-!-X-.-:-V-!-!-X^ EXTRA SPECIAL-SA VE$2.50 CONVERSE ALL STAR ATHLETIC SHOES 8MCK,Wr«TE4COlO/fS $Q88 jf with coupon Offer Expires Sat., June 22nd PARTAN sTHooLSum"«swniic coops HOWM Mon. 9 to 9 THM.-SM. 9 M 3 344-4765 is near completion and will leave for Parris Island, South Carolina at 2 p.m., July 10. Oath of Enlistment Ceremonies will be held on the front steps of the West Virginia State Capitol at 10 a.m., July 10. ENLIST TODAY, LEAVE JULY 10!! For additional information on the "MOUNTAINEER PLATOON" of Marines, telephone the following Recruiting Sergeants: Ed Foley, 744-6118/6461 L^ry Wells, 343-6181, ext. 308 Paul Falls, 744-6118/6461 Dayton Meadows, 343-6181, ext. 308 Doug Mendenhall, 744-6118/6461 Charles Webb, 343-6181, ext. 308 --If Out Of Town Call Collect-- Or, visit our offices in room 1004 of the Federal Building at 500 Quarrier Street or at the Marine Reserve Training Center, 3116 MacCorkle Avenue, South Charleston. MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY TRAIN TOGETHER... GRADUATE TOGETHER * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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