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Page 4 --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, July 31, 2003 By Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter, 462-7309, Fax: 462-7300 ASthupport GCHS ] letic Booste ) i i!i! ilii 7 .... l I t i 17 AND THEY'RE OFF!-Bikers from the Marsh Poker Run take off SHOWING OFF-Bikers showing off their hogs on Main Street in from the Moose Lodge in Glenville to start their run towards the Glenville early on Sat. morning, Jul. 19. Half of Main Street was shut- Boardwalk in Heaters. Many of the bikers traveled in groups to each off from normal traffic. Next year they may need to shut down the location. (Photos by Renee Moore). entire street! ENJOYING THE DAY-Foster Marsh, pictured above, weather as he prepares to start the poker run. enjoying the BIKER MANIA!-Bikers take off in style as their engines roar through Main Street in Glenville. It sounded like an earthquake! is a poker run? Basically, it's a way to raise money -Weenie Bite: You concentrate on and have a great time while driving keeping the scoot upright as your pas- your motorcycle. Riders sign-in and sengerattemptsto bite a weenie hang- pay an entry fee, which usually al- ing on a string above her head. She lows them free food and entertain- can stand on footpegs, stand on her ment to boot. old man, it's all good as long as she get A map is given to each rider, with the meat. destinations clearly marked. At each -Keg Roll: The object is to push an stop, the rider will choose a card (or a empty beer keg from one end of the number, or whatever the officials de- track to the other using only your cide). The card (or number) is marked scoot. If you touch it with your body, on the rider's scorecard, which he or you are disqualified. Sometimes the she will turn in at the end of the event, slow method works best, other times At the end of the run, there is usu- hitting the keg head-on will make it ally plenty of food, beer, and enter- go halfway across the course. Again, tainment, it's what works best for you. And, of course, there's the biker -Slow Race: Simple. Last one games. It's just a fact of life. Bikers across the finish line wins. This is like to pray. At many events, b~ke harder than it sounds! And yes, the games are held. They are as varied as bike must be moving. those who host them, so that doesn't -Plank Ride: A board is placed on mean that there is a universal way of the ground and the rider must keep his playing the games. They include: fires on the board at all times as he or -Water Balloon Toss: as you and she rides from one end to the other. A yourpassengerrideunderasuspended variation of this is done by elevating bar, the passenger throws the balloon the board in the middle (like a see- over the bar and catches it on the other saw), Same rules apply. side. Drop a balloon, you lose. Catch Frmreinfrmatin n pker runs' the balloon and the baris raised again please visit http:// for the next ride. www.westvirginiabikers.com. ||H ***Bulletin*** Attention all seventh and eighth grade students: If you are interested in playing Mini-Titan football, there is a meeting scheduled on Aug. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the high school football field. Please have a parent or guardian at- tend with you. If you have any ques- tions, call Coach Joe Dennison at 462- 7376. Achieve a sweet victory over your competition! Call your local newspaper today and ask about about advertising. Beat the businesses who don't believe in advertising! Call your hometown newspaper today! Marsh Poker Run left behind that 'burning tire smell' for many 7710 Feral. 4WO, 86 HP. arid new loader ............................................. ~21,500 5300 John Deere, 55 HP, 4WD w/new loader .................................................. sl 9,000 5030 Ford, 62 HP, 4WD, w/loader. ~18,900 3610 Ford, 42 HP, Diesel (Real nice) ~8,750 5600 Ford. 60 HP, Diesel .................. ~8,500 4000 Ford, 52 HP Diesel, good shapOT,500 4600 Ford, 52 HP, Diesel .................. ~7,500 L-555 New Holland Skid Loader, 40 HP, Diesel .......................................... s6,900 3000 Ford, 42 HP, D~esel .................. ~6,500 674 International, 60 HP, Diesel ....... ~5,950 470 Case, 38 HP, Gas, w/loader ........ q,850 By Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter try Club. The I lth Annual Marsh Memorial The only thing that didn't seem to Poker Run may be just another page in go right was the accident that occured history, butformanyofus, thatpageis on Route 19. A biker from West still on our minds. Union was traveling from the O1' Everytimeyou'reridingalongRoute Saloon in Walkersville to the Moose 33, Route 5 or Route 19, and you hear Lodge in Weston. She was taken to a bike roar up behind you, it takes you Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospi- back to the Jul. 19 poker run.tal in Weston before being sent to Shortly after noon on that beautiful Ruby Memorial Hospital in Saturday, around 350-400 bikes took Morgantown by Healthnet. It is good offfromtheMooseLodgeinGlenville, to hear that she is doing fine and in A total of 438 participated in the good spirits and will be back next poker run, in which proceeds benefit year with bells on. (She asked us to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of 9th not publish her name). W.Va. This year's event raised an es- To learn more about the Marsh timated $11,000. and the number is Poker Run, please visit http:// increasing because there aer a few t- www.westvirginia bikers.com. Pic- shirts available. If you or someone tures from this year's event will be you know are intersted in purchasing a available sometime in the near fu- Marsh Poker Run T-Shirt, please call ture. 462-4769 or 462-7517. o A special thanks goes out to Renee Outdoor games were enjoyed after Moore, Judy Marsh, and Lenora the poker run at the 33 Country Club Marks for providing pictures and in- located just out of Glenville on Route formation on this year's event. Hope 33. Food and drinks were available for everyone enjoys the photos! all participants and were enjoyed by thebikersafterahardday'srun.Bikers ***Correction from last week's also enjoyed the luxury of camping article: Too-TalL Born Fiee's Presi- out, which was made available from dent, waspresentatthisyear'sMarsh Friday through Sunday by the 33 Coun- Memorial Poker Run. *** Helpful Hints From Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association 2001 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER * AFFORDABLE c0a~ * CD PLAYER * TILT AND CRUISE ALL PAYMENTS CALCULA TED AT 6. 99% APR FOR 72 MONTH TERM. 0 DOWN TAXES AND FEES EXTRA. ON APPROVED CREDIT, SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. Sale Price $11,695.00 Stock #P441 SALE ENDS AUGUST 4TH, 2003 i Line of New & Use= Corridor H Buckhannon 472-1700 or 1-800-400-7770 Visit Us On The Web www,jenkinsfordmercu ry.com COULD SOMEONE PLEASE HANG UP SOME NETS Yes, some basketball nets would be nice. This is a basketball court in Pioneer Village. For some time or more months), the basketball nets have been worn Glenville State College to purchase a couple of good those 'outdoor bailers.' (Staff photo by Shaun Smith). Pre-Season All-America Team A total of 100 players-50 offense, Mayer and 50defense-representingall fourgeo- Wright. a 6'2" graphic regions of NCAA Division II from Concord. football were named to the 2003 Don son, a 6'5" 302- Hansen's Football Gazette Preseason Shepherd, All-America Team, A total of 66 a 6'3" 205-pound schools have representation on the State made squad, a 5'9" 1 85-poun This marks the 16th year Don Tusculum (but a Hansen's Football Gazette, a recog- made return nized authority on small college foot- The Football ball, has selected NCAA Division II locatedathnp://wwW. All-America and preseason All-and the Don Hanse America teams, zette Preseason Representing the Preseason All- also is available America Team from the WVIAC are: www.pittstate. Kory Wright, Eric Garrison, Mike 'azette. WVDNRseeks The W.Va. Division of Natural valley Resources is interested in determin- resent excellent ing the status ofbarn owls in the state, are very beneficial to according to Kieran O'Malley, wild- open fields and life biologist w'ith the DNR's Wildlife they eat a lot of Resources Section. Although barn O'Malley said. "We owls are declining in the eastern ing owls because United States, WVDNR biologists mostly on farms located six new breeding sites in the land." eastern panhandle during 2001-2002. Barn owls commOal) "These new nesting sites have been in barns, silos, and very productive andw are interested ings. "Two to three in determining wh.ere all the young or large white/light owls are going," said O'Malley. the floor of a Barn owls are medium sized owls may have barn owls with a pale bean-shaped face and said O'Malle}. "M~ darkeyes.Theirundersidesarecreamy cover they have white with light brown spots. Their erty in late summer back and wings are light brown. Barn preparing their owls may be confused with snowy filling. If an owl nest owls: however, snowy owls are pure landowner's white with black bars. Snowy owls definetly occur infrequently in West Virginia so we can help prot and only dunng the winter, out impeding your Barn owl nesting records in West Please report ba~~ Virginia and surrounding states sug- the West VirginiaD~ gest that the large open agricultural Resources in areas such as those found in the east- 3551 or in Elkins at ( ern panhandle, Teays and Ohio River W. Va. hunters not requ submit wild boar appi WestVirginiahunterswillnolonger poor reproduction a~1 be required to submit applications to petition for food hunt wild boar, according to Curtis I. species," saidTa' Taylor, ChiefoftheDivision'ofNatu- poineering species ral Resources Section. The wild boar lost, they are slow gun season has been changed to one productive sites. As week, October27-November 1,2003. restrictions may be The season is open to residents only boar more time and hunters must still purchase aClass more P in advance. Weather Harvests have declined recently and the new season framework should boar lower the harvest even further to pro- to find during this u~ tect the remaining wild boar. "The arms reasons for the harvest decline are ber or early complex but may be primarily attrib- the harvest." uted to habitat changes, predation, Szabo pitches~ in Major World Series Twelve year old Ethan Szabo, who plays for the Gilmer County Slug- gers, is pitching in the 12-and-under Major World Series in Chiro Ranch, Calif. Teams from all over the country participate in the Major World Series. Szabo had 1 l strikeouts and pushed his team into the championship round. He had a 4-2 win over the Southern California Bravos, who were ranked third in Calif. in the 12 and under Major League. W.Va. State Wildlife Well over 800 visitors took part in the West Virginia State Wildlife Center's 80th Anniversary celebra- tion, held on June 20, 2003, accord- ing tO Rob Silvester, Wildlife Center Biologist. Located in Upshur County, the Wildlife Center was established in 1923 as a wildlife refuge to aid in the reestablishment of wildlife popula- tions in the state. For more information about the Wildlife Center, contact the West Virginia State Wildlife Center at P.O Box 38, French Creek, W.Va., 26218, phone: (304) 924-6211 or visit the DNR's web page at www. dn r. stale, wv. us. Park The West Virginia[ ral Resources Parks Section has decided other controlled Blennerhassett 2003. Hunters were veff reducing the deer Island to mann impacts on vegetaU' mal and the dan cantly reduced. on the Island for tiC park visitors but they' a high population Although the efficiently and through the biologists full bets will conintue both natural re gration and Ohio. Annual continue and at future, deer nee There are ont English =dous": horrendous, hazardous.