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Titan track teams st,, o, . score high at ie Region II meet o.X ,,iMv/." | ~/'~@" I Both Gilmer County High School ds ago and briefly bathed the West rare but radiant rays of sunshine. Streams began the Little Kanawha river turned from muddy red the now lush foliage that lines its banks. Birds wildlife stirred; rote-tillers put-putted in backyard sidewalks downtown: and trail bikes roared over roads and hilly trails. and bright sun, like wailing sirens calling out volunteer to fishermen {and varmint shooters} everywhere. rang in our home Friday night. The siren was a telephone musky man "extraordinaire." like there?" the president of the state's Husky Musky He was calling from his home in Friendly. Bill has been into the club. but we had, so far. been unable to come up of free time, clear water, and decent weather for a It takes just one catch of a legal size {28 inches} angler for membership, and to date the closest I had come elusive gamesters had been a splash of water off the lunker disgustingly flipped its big tail at my lure leave me alone." Bill boated 87 muskies last year. monster, and has taken and released-seven so far in "75. morning," he said, "if I can get it set up." dental week for me. and sitting for several arduous. s chair is not exactly my idea of fun and games. boat. however, is. In fact. it's more than iust fun especially in the company of a sportsman like I lept at the chance to get out fishing again. morning. "We'll meet Bill Looney in Burnsville," in the Little Kanawha above the dam. Old Sol was just haze as we made our way down a We had two special, Rubs Goldberg fishing boats there ahead of us. Judging by the tracks in the ~ast have been the site of a wildlife convention. We a heron, a skunk, a mink, a raccoon, and deer-all 50 feet square. conglomeration of gear crammed into his tiny Compared to my packing up the Country Caddy system is astounding. First the 12-foot cartop carrier. And it's no ordinary johnboat. v~res and wing nuts. The gunwales didn't come with tubular, bolted on by Bill. and carry electrical Next, Bill brought out a sawed-off rowboat oar, piece of pipe to another short length of pipe. This two U-bolts mounted on the stern. When lowered, keeping the boat straight in the current. a 12-volt battery and placed that in the stern. An slaortened to about two feet long. came out next and on the bow. Next, from the beck seat of the the width of the boat. Bolted to the beard was a switches for the motor were mounted on the To Change speed or cut the motor, all Bill has to do is and work the switch. Bill attached the beard and chair affair to the A SeCond beard-and-chair was then bolted across the Sharon handed out foam rubber cushions for the two myriad of fiat plastic musky plug boxes, and several huge net in the bottom of the boat, a short-handled musky beat was almost identical. After LiSt Of the bow, Sharon on the regular boat seat. and Perched high up over the water, I felt as if I were stand at a swimming pool Using his foot to q er-tly steered us downstream. Looney and a feet behind. lure and began what (urned into a day-long quiet; tranquil, back country where the only sounds IIOtUl~ of the wild-flushing ducks, green herons, and squirrels,-birds of every description: even a ill this stretch is almost one, long continuous hole, as any part of the river I've yet seen. But as we failed for two hours to draw a strike, even from Big B lure" Crane said, as he finished telling the that, of course, was part of the enjoyment little rivers of West Virginia. lie musky and his desire to have others enjoy of fishing that he enjoys is boundless. "Sharon "and fought it for 20 minutes or more. it was all over the excited but disappointed Sharon as ff someone had just beat up on me, It's strange." at makes musky fishing so exciting. 'I get it he exclaimed. musky followed my Big B right up to the beat, but It was the first Action of the day, and was enough our relentless casting quest. Bill kept us in the middle giving us a chance then the sun was high; shadowy cover was hard to shady hank and for a second thought I had hooked later that root moved, then came somersaulting jumping for food. I was hooked into my first ha dove and I worked it in closer for a better down to bring the scrappy fish into the boat, It's about 24 inches long." ! nausky, and when the short-lived fight was over I too satisfying feeling of success which Bill earlier had took out the boats near the Burnsville Dam, we aore Z9-~ mnskY'fUWmch in our beat. But Looney had mnskv. it into the Club." Crane commented. "But you knows, I'm looking forward to that day. track teams fared well at last weekend's Region II meet at Fairmont. The bo~s team placed fourth out of 14 AA Class teams and the girls team placed third in their first year's competition, The Titan boys team qualified five individuals and a mile relay team to compete in the state finals in the Class AA Division this Friday and Saturday at Laidley Field. Charleston. For the ladies, only one qualified to compete, but their regional effort was exceptional, according to coach Connie Cole. Susan Williams took two firsts at Fairmont in the long jump and 220-yard dash and a second in the 10a-yard dash. Also scoring well in the girls meet won by Buckhannon-Upshur were Arnetta Wilson, third in the mile run; Kim Roten, third in the 88a-yard run; and the mile relay team Abby Arnold, Cheryl Carr. Kathy McCartney and Arnetta Wilson, which placed fourth in the AAA Class-dominated meet. In other competition this season, the girls placed fourth at a Parkersburg South meet. third at A Lewis County triangular, and first in a dual meet at Braxton. The girls team finished at Fairmont with 26 points, May 22, 1975 The (denvill~ Democrat/Pathfinder 5 Titan girls track team, spring 1975 version, front row [l-r] Kathy Mc they, Cheryl Cart, Cindy Estanich, Barbara Lay, Susan Williams, Debbie Frymier, Bey Hamric, lennifer Chisler, Abby Arnold, Arnetta Wilson, Korea Bush, Lisa Coffman and Melod/e lanes. Back row [I-r] Kim Bush, Rosemary Luzader, Dee Dee Fox, Terrl Watts, Mary lane Wilmoth, Barbara Smith, Kim Roten and coach Connie Cole. only four points away from the winning team. For the boys, Mark Summers captured the mile run in 4:50 and placed second in the 88a-yard run. Don Wilson placed second in the 440-yard run and the high jump and the mile relay team - Rick and Randy Hitt, Summers and Wilson - also placed second. Robert Greynolds also qualified for the state finals, placing third in the 88a-yard run. In addition. Randy Maxwell and Randy Miller placed fifth in the pole vault and discus and Rick Hitt was fifth in the long iump. Don ',AFdson, record-holder of Gilmer County H.S. high jump at 6 feet. one-half inch, shows "Fosbury Flop" technique in practice prior to region&Is. W. Va. Stab ">:":"-:-";" ~:~.~:~:~:~:~;~>~;~:~: