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February 19. 1976 lhe (,lenvUle I)emocrat/Pathhder 1 o._ Gilmer trounces Pennsboro, 74-60 Titan! nip Calhoun, 60-51 Sfo= o. +tO/~ '~~'" rady. ]erry McPherson and Pennsboro. which suffered its fifth Silmer's Titans cam+++ b+,,:k ,rom a Leading Gilmer was Fox with tO i, t b e "'~.~'~)~.++ Key in Kennedv gave Gi]mer their best loss against , 3 wins. was ledby Lewis 10 point deficit with 4:12 leh to play to points. Brady added t 4 and McPhe+n o " eflort in defeatin~ Pennsboro, 7+60, in Meeks with t3 points and Brian nip Calhoun County, 60-51, in a LKC got 10. A dm- ~ .~/x.~ _~.j~ LKC action at Pennsboro. Hayhurst, Dave Hayhurst and Gary game last Friday. Calhoun was led by John Par~o~ o~ o~ Jones. each with 12. This win upped Gilmer's seasonal with 13, while Fred Hannah added lt. rang just as Austrian Franz Klammer lept through the his )lunging descent in the Olympic downhill skiing event He'd have to "'fly'" to win a gold medal, and "'fly'" upset on the first turn. wife called from the kitchen. Klammer wheeled through as I lifted from my porchstand seat cussing a caller up at such a crucial moment in Olympic istory. "Comin','" I slowly inching my way toward the kitchen, my eyes set. "'He did it." the astounded announcer shouted as across the finish line in record time, Now I could take my the voice on the other end squeaked. "'You home. huh?" bush-country buddy from the Baskatong. Quebec. have a phone?" I asked, taken completely by surprise. I didn't expect to hear. it was Benoit [pronounced Ben-wa}. I'm in Frosty-burg. You know; in Merryland,'" the jabbered. "'at a motor hotel. They closed the road to West My bush buggy'd get through okay, but they say no I plows, so I'm stuck. I maybe get to Glenville tomorrow. You I told the crazy Canadian I'd be home, then asked him here. I knew he wouldn't come all that distance just to pay hunt a groundhog," he informed me. I exclaimed. "'A groundhog? In the snow? Benoit, you Ididn't let me finish. It seems that he read somewhere that the are driven out of their underground hibernating during a late winter thaw, and accordin~ to the weather due for a warm day or two. Sometimes, Benoit insisted, a out for a late winter snack or an early season love affair. to waylay one when it did. It was senseless to argue with since he has a habit of lapsing into his native tongue when And if anything tends to excite this Canadian, it's the sporting hunt. a varmint rifle. He uses his trained animal friends to him. I was afraid to ask him how he intended to waylay a member of his backwoods animal kingdom he brought Simply said Fd see him when he got here. at noon the next day, driving his beat-up bush buggy, a with a cab that resembels a puppy-size Quonset hut. As we and a chance to talk over hunting strategy, the bearded that ever-present flask of Spruce juice, his pungent brew, from the hip pocket of his moosehide breeches and Spruce juice and peanut butter on sourdough bread isn't combination, so I declined and turned to the problem do you propose t9 kill a groundhog in the middle of winter I queried. "You have a woodchuck hunting weasel in friends," Benoit babbled. "We'll get 'em out with this," Lt looked like a pill bottle. "This'el bring 'em out," he said. sprinkle it around their hole and they will come. You wiii net over 'era. I want one for my menagerie. We s in the Baskatong. And one I keep for cookin'. I read eat." disagree with a wilderness-wise French Canadian who is so game that he drives all the way to West Virginia from ust to hunt a hibernating rodent that comes out only once f he can see h~ shadow, then ducks back i~to ~ bedroom to, month Or two? I took ~noit to a" clover pasture full of on a farm along upper Horn Creek. Maybe Benoit knew some 20e-yard telescoping rod handle for his net, he'd get close enough to zap a whistle pig. Any shots a rifle were closer to 300 yards than 3 feet. When we snow-covered farm, Benoit dug out what he called his bedsheetl here, he instructed me, "and watch Ole Benoit." He lit a heater that sat between the two front seats. "This'll while I work," he said, and off he went. I watched with long to locate a den, and like a Plains Indian stalking to the goundhog hole on his hands and knees. He had on his bearded face, I could see. He's in for a surprise, I wacky woodsman emptied his vial of alfalfa juice on the entrance to the groundhog hole, then backed up, laid out himself with the sheet. He waited. Within 10 minutes I saw a slowly coming up from the den and into view. Just as the hole. whap-Benoit, swung with his net. He let out whoop of to see. But it wasn't a groundhog. It was a cotton-tail! had used the old hole as shelter from the snowstorm the bunny go. Undaunted, he stealthily stalked another hole. I how many pill bottles of alfalfa juice he had. But this look green. He spinkled it all around the chuch hole and ~tader his white sheet to wait. It took only one minute for swung the net. This time he had a bonafide whistle 'Q naale. He brought it to the buggy and locked it up in a cage. see. I told you I'd get one, didn't I? The now excited Benoit lure I bought at Manewald," he explained. "like lure Use. That did it. He come out lookin' for a mate. I'll get said and he was off again. have believed it if I hadn't been there. But what gone is what will he feed his new-found animal Poor thing. eve that if your eyebrows grow together rich ! THE AND og hunters, we have a good and factory 222, 22-250 The last time the two teams met, Pennsboro tried slowing down the game, but this time the action was spirited with the Titans taking an early lead and never trailing. Brady hit the hoop for 24 points, McPherson 23 and Kennedy 17 for the Titans, Taking a 20-13 first quarter lead, Gflmer's Brady. Kennedy and McPher- son helped the Titans to lead at the half, 42-29. Late in the third, Pennsboro cut the deficit to 52-51, but the Titans rallied again in the final eight minutes to win as Brady tallied nine straight points. record to 10-6 and was the second win in as many nights. Calhoun led throughout the game, but Gilmer fought back in the fourth to tie the score at 51 with 1:10 left when John Fox hit the hoop for two. Tim Brady scored a layup, was fouled and converted to push the Titans in front to stay. Gilmer led 9-8 at the end of the first and trailed tee Red Devils at the half, 22-21. Gilmer's next home games al;e with Harrisville Feb. 24 and Wirt Feb. 26. The Wirt game is the last ~r season game the Titans will play. Tanner defeats Normantown, Tanner's 7th and 8th grade team: Kneeling [l-r] are Jim Oppe, Pat Roberts, Jeff Campbell, Rodney Pettit, Jerry Chapman and Shane Gregg. Standing [l-r] ) um Fitzwater, Oran Wade, r,m Meadows, Jim Allison, Bruce Smith and Richard Bailey. Tanner's 7th and 8th grade team defeated Normantown, 59-49, to become the regular season Central W. Vs. Sports Conference Champions, Tanner came from behind in the second quarter to lead at the half 29-26. Bruce Smith scored 30 points for Tanner. Jim Alli~nn and Wayne Stump helped in the rebound department to ~ win the game. Last Thursday, Tanner defeated Smithville, 64-14. The second string played most of the game. Schools in the surrounding three counties will participate in the Central West Virginia Sports Conference Basketball playoff scheduled for Feb. 20 to 23 at the G~ gym. Participating in the playoff willbe Gassaway Jr. High, Sutton Jr. High, Clay County Jr. High, Normantown, Sand Fork and Tanner. Two games are scheduled each night at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. A first and second place trophy will be presented and the third place team will receive the game ball. Also, GCHS Principal William Piercy will present awards for the All Playoff Team, Most Valuable Player and the All Playoff Cheerleading Squad. Nine players will make up the All Playoff Team and one cheerleader from each school will comprise the All Playoff Cheerleading squad. On Feb. 20, the first night of the playoff, Gassaway and Tanner will play at 6:30 and Clay County will play Sutton at 8 p.m. The winners of these games will p~v the second night at 6:30 p.m. to see who will make it to the championship game on Feb. 23. The losing teams the first night will not play again. On Feb. 21, Normantown will play Sand Fork and the winner of the game will compete in the championship game on Feb. 23. A consolation game will be played Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. and the championshilb game will be played at 8 p.m. According to Director Tom Dooley, the judges for the All Playoff team will be college coaches and the judges for the All Playoff Cheerleading squad will be college cheerleaders. lose to Wirt Winning eight of 12 events three by forfeit, Wirt County handed Gilmer County a 44-20 setback in LKC wrestling at GCHS last Monday evening. Despite losing to Wirt, the Titans ended with the best wrestling mark in GCHS history as the Titans won six and lost eight in dual competition: STATISTICS: 101-Chambers {W) pinned Tallhammer, 1:09, 3rd; 108 Harkness (W) dec. Stalnaker. 6-1; 115 Eric Williams (G} drew with Little {W}, 5-5; 122-Burton {W} pinned Riddle, 1:01, Ist; 129 Chambers (W} won by forfeit; 135-Dodd {W} won forfeit; 141 -Cheesman {W) pinned Larry Conrad. 1:05 3rd; 148 - Jon Green {W) won by forfeit; 158-Burl Green {G} pinned Fought, :45, 1st; 170-Rick Gumm {G} pinned Metz, 1:06, 3rd; 188-Tom Squibb {G) pinned Nemmeth, 1:48, Ist; and UN-Roberts (W} dec. Jeff Miller. 8-6. ina Copies of each week's Glenville Democrat are availa~o at Community Super Market. Summers Pharwmcy, The Grill, Conrad's Motel, GSC Bookstore, Pioneer Grocery. Superette, and Gilmar Grapldcs. Inc~ selection of reloading ammo., some nice rifles such as and larger calibers in stock. + Moving? Please send us both old lind new addresses so that ~ may yOUr subscription change Without doMy.~ i HEARING TEST SET FOR GLENVILLE W. 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