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O| > recently that it has rained the last 17 weekends in a row. I not that's true. I haven't kept track. But if it isn't, then foggy sprinkler system makes California dew look like a COmparison. I use the Little Kanawha River behind our guage and while it has risen, fortunately, just one foot shy of different occasions this spring, it has been "out of its than in. As a result. I've spent more time the past month tackle in shape than I have using it. at "Sports Afield," I remember reading what we fondly "slush pile" - unsolicited manuscripts from would-be n anwe'd get that article-a-month telling all us unlucky anglers 't stay inside ff it's raining. "Fish'n bit in the rain," they they'd proceed to tell us the techniques to use. You've articles in the outdoor magal .nes, too. Well, the fish the rain. but then ducks'il fly in e snowstorm, too, and R across icy wastelands in sub-zero temperatures, but frankly I'd rather be at home sipping hot toddy in front of a roaring weather is wanting, I prefer to perch on a stool in tie Flies than sit in a boat getting soaked on the outside lure a lunker to my hook and line. weather writers are trying to earn an income via so one can hardly blame them for trying to peddle that in the rain. However, as sincere as they may be, my they too prefer to stay dry. indoors. I'd also guess that not central West Virginia. Take or any of the other high-rise weekends we've possibly tempt a mudcat into taking a chunk of ' ~dhog liver, but you've have to use a cinder block for a Even then, I'd wonder whether a "cat" would be morsel of meat. The silt in the Little Kanawha on a dropped corn seed in the river at Burnsviile you time it got to Glenville, as I did two weeks ago, to wade a rain-swollen mountain end up submerged under a rock sharing a watery rainbow or brown. an impoundment like Big Bass Bend in fiat Texas. our roiled up withrun-off from our high hills that for the water it would need to be equipped with a sub-chaser I ever decided to keep a log of my fishing exploits, the WOuld reveal that rain had more to do with an empty other factor. Five years ago. for example, four of us Flamingo, Fla., with full intentions of steering for the Bey in the Everglades to flyred for baby tarpon. Not only our planned departure, but the wind blew so hard we the boat dock. us returned to Florida a year later. Johnson Motors very at our disposal on a fabulous bass Fla. - free! Right! It rained. wife and I, with a tent in the trunk of the car and the back country of Quebec for a planned five for walleye and northern pike. When a river of through the middle of our tent we decided to call day out. We had to head for Ontario where we and spent one day and one night drying out our gear. ago, I toted a flyrod, reel and flies clear across and into New Mexico where I had made a "dream with a member of the state's Fish and Game an out-of-state license, spent five bucks on some then drove nearly a hundred miles north of Santo Fe to trout F ,mtnutes aft pulling on blackened, lightning streaked across the western sky, sent us scurrying back co the car. It never to storm fronts or rising water." Arbogast lure-maker seem to go on a feeding spree during these result become reckless and quite often the cautious lunker in sight." with Kotis; he has caught more bass than presently River. So 1 tried his tactic once on a watershed I did manage to'corral one chubby little largemouth, but onto my stringer the wind kicked up something fierce and my canoe in the middle of the reservoir. I paddled |ust managed to get the bow of my over-turned canoe of tree as a pelting rain cascaded from the heavens canoe for an hour and a half. but as the rain finally d'the wind abate, darkness descended and I had to head Sure-ff you're near shelter of some kind. As for rising Karts to West Virginia for our next high rise. Any prohibiting dogs to run loose in now in effect Dogs must be tied or dog prop= . Dog owners will for all Dogs rutm/ng loose will By Order of Mayor of Gienville Led by tireless Tim Brady on the mound, and backed by heavy bats, the Gilmer County Titans clobbered a hapless Calhoun nine 11-4. The Titans erupted for seven runs during a long fifth inning to break a 4-4 tie. Two innings and three pitchers John Fox rounds first base after hitting run-producing single against Calhoun. Titans take triangular, Wilson sets record Don Wilson broke a school high jump record and Mark Summers captured the 880-yard dash in 2:0.5 as the Titans placed IOth out of 24 teams at the Gazette Relays in Charleston, Saturday, May 10. Wilson placed third at the Relays with a leap of 6 feet, one-half inch, breaking Larry Norman's record of 6 feet set last year. Gilmer captured eight of I8 events a week earlier to best St. MarTs and Wirt in a triangular meet. Gilmer racked up 75 points to St, Marys 68t/z. Wirt scored 41 V2 points. Gilmer will travel to Fairmont Friday to compete in the state regionals. Gilmer competed in the following events at St. Marys: Long lump: Randy Hitt {GL Reckard (SMJ, Anderson (W'}. Ril~k Hitt {G(, 17-4. High lump: Wilson {G}, Reckard {Sin.) Powers {SM} and Rader {W). tied. 5-10. Shot Put: Burl Green {G), Lawther (SM}, Jeff Miller (G), Doug Skinner (G}, 3~9. Discus: Randy Miller {G), Reckard (SM}, Dutton {SM), Jeff Miller {G). 112-5. Pole Vault: Reed (SM}. Maxwell {G), Templeton (SM.) 11-0. Two Mile Relay: St. MarTs, Wirt, 9:30.4. 100 Dash: Villers (W}. Wilson {G), Belay (W}, Danny Smith {G{, 10.75. 220 Dash: Corbitt {W), Rick Hitt {G}, Danny Smith {G}, Lattea {SM}, 25.35 440 Dash: Don Wilson (G), Randy Hitt (G}, 56.7. 880 Run: Summers [G]. K. Taylor [SM], R. Greynolds [G], Bailey [SM], 2:12.4. 120 High Hurdles: Metz (W), Gumm (G}, Oldfield {SM), Denny Smith {G}, 18.4. 880 Relay: Wirt, St. Marys, 1:43.4. Mille Run: Taylor {SM), Cliff Taylor {SM}, Summers {G}, Powers {SM), 4:58.3, 440 Relay: Wirt, Gilmer, 49.75. Shuttle Hurdles: Gilmer (Frymier, Gumm, Hitt, Green) 1:10.2. 180 Low Hurdles: Lamp {SM), Cliff Frymier (G}. Green {W}, Oldfield (SM} and Johnson {SM), tied, 24.5. Two Mile: Matt Taylor (SM}, V. Taylor (SM}. Wise {SM), Ken KuhA {G), 11:13.0. GLEN1LLE 9 later, Calhoun failed to register another run and Gilmer picked up their fourth victory against six losses. Brady, going all the way. picked up the win. Malcolm }]aught, who rP, olaced Mike Batten in the second inning for Calhoun, picked up the loss. He was tagged for seven hits avd seven runs in the fifth and was relieved by Brian Cadle. Gilmer jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. John Fox singled, !]rady took first base on a dropped pop fly and a Ted Hamric sacrifice moved Brady to third. Robert Alltop cracked the first of three base hits to drive in Brady and Fox scored on a catcher's error. Gilmer scored another run on three hits during the second inning. Billy Lilly doubled, Fox drove him in with a base hit and Kevin Kennedy placed a reverse-spin bunt to score Lilly, Fox was caught unaware and tagged out when the Calhoun catcher and shortstop combined to relay the throw-out to the third baseman. Calhoun hats finally warmed up during the bottom of the second, scoring one run on three hits. But Gilmer rallied when Hamric tripled in the top of the third and Alltop singled to drive in the fourth run. Kennedy slammed a line drive deep to center field in the fourth inning but was tagged out at third trying to stretch a double into a triple. Calhoun came alive in the bottom of the fourth to tie up the game, 4.-4. The fifth inning, however, was all Gilmer. First Brady doubled, followed by May 15, 1975 Hamric. Alltop walked and Frank Tomblin cracked a double, scoring Brady and Alltop. Dennis Reese belted a booming triple to score Tomblin and catcher Mike Minney singled to score Tomblin. Lilly and Fox slugged base hits and were driven home on a ground ball by Kennedy. It was an inning Malcolm Haught will not soon forget. For all concerned, the game was over. Calhoun couldn't buy a hit the last two innings and Gilmer coasted to the end. This was the second victory over Calhoun this season, the first being a 13-4 decision at Rohrbough Field. The Titans succumbed to a Harrisville eighth inning rally in their final regular game of the season the following day, and Gilmer lost, 13-11. The loss left them with a 4-7 record and the Titans play next in the sectionals Thursday against the winner of the Lewis County-Calhoun County opener. Gilmer rallied to tie Harrisville in the seventh and final regulation inning with a six-run explosion, 11-11. Credited with RBI's in the outburst were: Bill Lilly, 2: John FOx, 2; Kevin kennedy, 1: and Ted Hamric, 1 But a HarrisviUe batter singled in two runs in the top of the eighth to nip the rally. Brady was credited with the loss. Score by innings: Calhoun 010 300 0-4,5 Gilmer 211 070 0-11,13 WP; Tim Brady, SO; 3, BB:3 LP: Haught, SO: O, BB; I, Batten, SO: 2 BB; I Cadle, SO: 1 BB: 0 2B: Kevin Kennedy {G}, Ted Hamric {G}, Dennis Reese (G), Bi[l Lilly (G} Top Sticks: John Fox, 2-5; Kennedy, 2-3; The Glenville Demecrat/PathJBnder $ Hamric, 2-3; Robert AIItop, 3-3 (~; Cadle, 2-2 {C). 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