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~eptember 11, 1975 " h- Glenvilh. Ih:mm:rat/Pathfinder ..0oR ~ - On in the FIELD XS )2 O~ O~ • The rumbling, roaring sound startled me out of a sound moment where I was. ! sat up so quickly that l banged rafter over my bunk. The noise-along with my cussin' humble host inquired. Still stunned. I stammered that I l early-morning roar. I figured then. must have come from s alligator, greeting the first light of dawn. She swimming pool where Benoit had Dut her the day :down for more shuteye. Benoit bellowed that it was time to to get Quananiche (pronounced was-neath) tu;fore they get the bush country woodsman declared, as he touched a knot fire starters in his woodburning cook stove. Benoirs abode is a unique experience-even breakfast. I~aore than iust black-it's a iolting ebony, so strong that it'll His flapjacks are fabulous, the size of diner plates and a but they are good. especially when served with fried ~rne smoked deer sausage." Benoit said, "'but I thought Bet you never get that in West Virginia.'" It was an tongue and twice as delicious-a true delicacy of the morning haze began to break up as the sun peeked over prepared for the promised expedition-a fishing trip for salmon found in the lakes and bays of the Baska- by the Canadian gourmet as one of the finer eating freshwat- • "You take the fancy pole of yours, if you want." Benoit said raoosehide mukluks, eskimo-like boots that he had made and we leave." I was determined to hook one of those ray own hand-tied streamer. I had brought along only one s flyrod that can be carried in a 18-inch long vinyl mOOse was Benoirs only "fishing gear." ~le hack door. Gladys emitted a low gutteral growl. I don't way of greeting friends or whether it was a warning to kept clear. Benoit. with Mandy at his side, motioned gotta hike to get the best feeshing hole." Jacks {Canada jays) squawked loudly as we intruded territry. One even swooped on Mandy, like David in a vain attempt to turn him back. He stopped. Benoit I heard Benoit bable. "Allez-oop-vite.'" At first I feared turned wild. I thought, and I looked around for a rock need it. Mandy had lowered his antlered head. but the hapless Benoit the moose stood perfectly still and the animals snout and settled into that massive rack in a chaise lounge in the backyard. Mandy lifted his Benoit! I walked. Benoit's feeshing hole and he climbed down ~aOosehead perch. "We use the bark boat today." he Mandy works along the shore." The bark boat resembled called a bull boat-a round, bowl-shaped vessel over willow boughs and caulked with pine pitch. But more oval than round. I looked tippy to me. but Benoit ben." I rigged up my rod and line. then gingerly Mandv already olodded along the shoreline, his head ~viahed those shovel-like antlers to and fro in search of We paddled 10 feet. Mandy lifted his head balancing a his rack, and Benoit frantically dug in with his short the first catch before it somersaulted back into the all right-fight into me. almost knocking me overboard. the tail and we had our first Quananiche. Mandy chores and before we coulf[ move of/came up with )as a big lO-pounder. "Mandy must're found a school." the wriggling salmon into the center of the boat. got another." In 10 minutes of feverish fishing action. Quananiche. I hadn't even cast• But as fast the action searched for more. we paddled on about 200 feet I said to Benoit. "There's got to be one in there." and I to work out ~ne. "Out," Benoit mumbled, 'but what's line for? You can't catch leash in the air." I smiled into the shaUows. Slowly I stripped in line. What enough to make me swear off fishing for the rest of the as a giant salmon deserted its shallow water lair and my darting deerhair lure. To me the bulge in the water submarine. Nervously I continued to strip in line. reared back to set the hook. But I was premature. sailing off the water right at Benoit. He ducked and I to get the streamer back to the vanishing the line would't come and a bellow of pain echoed across Mandy in the nose, and my fly line was wrapped doubled over with laughter in the bottom of the boat. from Mandy's nose. then spent the next half hour out, Benoit agreed we could try my silly fly fishing just We made sure Mandy wasn't behind us. "'Voila." Benoit to a telltale ring in the water created by a feeding fish. beyond the ring, then in short spurts worked the feet from the boat it hit and came surging out of the leap. I had him on. "'I got him. I got him," I shouted and again• My heart pounded The Quananiche took stripped in line I suddenly felt the boat begin to rise! the gunwale, we upset. I managed to clutch my rod and I could stand, stunned at the sudden turn of events. the shoreline, wildly waving his arms as he raced to r Mandy had caught. I looked for the boat. It had in his efforts to claim even one of the escaped boat and pulled it up on shore. A gaping hole.was happened. Many, while swishing that huge rack back ~up Under our boat just as my salmon was about to tire. or the act of a jealous animal angler? I wondered. as I paddled away in my own canoe, headed for a plane on Lac de la Rapide, I looked back to wave to st his side, and rd swear I detected a grin of grim smile? ) }; s, Remington or Super X M.O0 Box $3.75 Box Tailback larry McPherson scored two touchdowns and intercepted two passes to lead the Gilmer Titans to a 2045 victory over Tygarts Valley at Millcreek last Saturday• The Titans defense limited "IV to a mere 51 yards of total offense• Gilmer. now 1-1. picked up 142 yards on the ground in 44 rushes and added 11 yards on one pass completion• McPherson netted 68 yards in 21 carries and fullback Burl Green scampered for 76 yards on 17 carries. TV could not complete a pass against an alert Titan defense and could only pick up one first down rushing. Gilmer rushed out to the lead after TV tried an onsides kick with a little over eight minutes left to play in the first period and the Titans recovered the ball on the TV 48 yard line. Quarterback John Fox scored moments later on a rollout keeper from six yards out. The extra point attempt failed. TV tied it up with two minutes remaining in the half when a defensive back picked off a Fox to Wilson pass and rambled 70 yards to score. Fox had slipped on the wet turf and the ball fell short of Wilson directly into the defender's hands. But the Titans came right back in the third period. "We played a bit sloppy in the first half on defense but in the second half we blocked and tackled a lot better. and well. put it all together. We hit people," said Clyde Stepp, Titan head coach. Gilmer moved ahead to stay when McPherson blasted from the nine on an off-tackle power play with 5:02 left in . the third period. The extra lmint play failed and the Titans led. 12-6. McPherson scored an insurance ..... ~.~ touchdown with 3:30 left in the final stanza on the same tiff-tackle play from the five yard line. The Titans intercepted four TV Besides McPherson. lineback- Burl Green and defensive halfbck / Don Wilson each netted one. "IV is now O-2 having lost their opener 1245 to Union of Monroe. Gilmer meets a stiff challenge this Friday as they open at home against Walton at 1:15 p.m. Coach Stepp cited the defensive team for an outstanding effort as well as the offensive squad for putting ooints on the board and blocking well. Robert Alltop. who sustained a sprained hand against Calhoun, played .... ~ ....... well both ways as did fullback/-• .... linebacker Green. Stepp also singled out McPherson and Keith Morrow for praise on defense. Rugged defender Danny Smith. who suffered a sprained shoulder last week saw limited action against TV. The offensive starting lineup consisted of Terry Heckert at center: Jeff Miller and Willard Wright. guards: Larry Greynolds and Alltop. tackles: Mike Minney and Wilson. ends; Fox, quarterback; Green and McPherson. Saddles running backs: and Randy Maxwell, Bridles wingback. Reins Defensively, Glen Hess and Alltop manned the guard positions: Miller and Greynolds, tackles; Morrow and Minney. ends; Maxwell and Green, linebackers: McPherson and Wilson. halfbacks: and Fox. safety. , David; Two of Glenville State College's leading basketball players, the starting guard combination of Arnie David and Dickie Hardman. will not return to play ball this year. according to coach Jesse Lilly• David. GSC's co-captain and leading scorer last season with 328 points and assists leader (92) as a sophomore, stayed home in Maryland to work. Hardman. a product of Gilmer County H.S.. was third leading scorer with 298 points and second in assists with 83 as a freshman. He reportedly transferred to Fairmont State College. The Pioneers overall record last players this past year and list nine incoming players for the 1975-76 Pioneer season. Five of the freshman are from out-of-state. The hopefuls include: Reggie Carter. a 5"11 guard out of Franklin High School in New Jersey: Gary Nottingham. a 6'0 guard from Braxton County High School: Nitro High School's Joe Knicely, a 6'6 center: Calvin Page. a 5"10V2 guard out of Loudoun Valley High School in Virginia: Gene Pearson, a 6'5 forward from Franklin High School in New Jersey: South Charleston High School graduate Curt Seagraves, a 6'4V2 season was 9-16. Only a handful of forward: Wayne Washington, a 6'0 veterans from that hard-working guard who graduated from Thomas uar ar r t r " " " ~!* Stone High Sc ool in Mar land; sq d e e u nmg. mcl Gre ~ Y .... u~ing g 0 ......~ ~ • Arentte. the team's second leading ~haBes Wa~ler, a ~4~~ Out scorer 'and leading rebounder {202)• of Loudoun Valley High School in But Lilly and assistant coach Tim Virginia: and Don Whalen, a 6'4 Carney have been busy recruiting new forward from George Washington High School. Raccoon is object of skinning demonstration by veteran trapper. DAWSON Tack & Supply All Horse Care Products Available. At Dawson Farm - 462-7119 Horse Blanket Halter Horse Shoes Approximately 100 persons attend- ing the eight annual West Virginia Trappers Association convention at the Gilmer County Recreation Center last September 6-7. according to Oiston O. (Nick) Wright. WVTA president• Demonstrations of skinning, flesh- ONE TO SUIT EVERYBODY'S NEED Holly Park • Windsor • Norris • Freedom • Doulde-Wide Homm BEST SERVICE MOVE AND SET UP OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK SUNDAY 1-5 BELKNAP MOBILE HOMES. INC. Phone 3~-5~g~ Rt. 4 Just off 1-79 Take Gassaway-Sutton Exits Toward Gassaway Gessaway WV Opposite Braxton County Armory ing and drying of fur-bearing animals were featured as well as trapping methods by some of the more notable trappers in the region. Also featured were antique trap, fur pelt. and mounted animal exhibits, featuring the world record timber wolf pelt. Guest of honor was Rap. Joseph Ballouz, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Also attending was Dwayne Pursley of the Department of Natural Resources, Parkersburg of. lice. ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME Sate ends Oct 6. 1975 SAVE sl.00 on INSTEAD" / /' GL£NVILLt ,,,os-, coos of Shotguns and Rifles in stock, and most all of hunting clothes in stock and more arriving weekly. in stock. the 1~'4s tl~lt give tullness without fllSonell /~ you need, we have it and.the price is right. 1.'00 hJ w/m, All SPECIALS TOM'S GUNS and BOW SHOP Remington 700 BDL; 22-250, Used, Was $160 -- NOW $125. Ithaca LSA.56 Rifle; ,222, New, Was ~240 -- NOW $1E9. REDUCED PRICES NOW on Bear Archery Equipment; Gum NEW ITEMS IN STOCK Now Include'. • T~mco flcpIxm; Vartablas. Fixed Et Widevlew • Muzzle Loed~ng Kits; Kentucky Riflm, Ptsto~s ~ Darringefll • Reloedtng Powders: Pdmars ~ Sierra Bullets. Located on Rt. § (Sand Fork Rd.) Glenville e ° • ~ ~ a Saturday - September 20 - 1:00 P.M. 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