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December 23, 1976

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SPORTS in the FIELD BY STAN MESEROLL has been poor; so poor, in fact, that it has been at since I last sent you a list of my Christmas wishes. It's about I took the typewriter by the keys and let you know that I still ,laloved 5V2 years ago and retreated to rural environs where I find have outstripped my supplies. As a result, I seem to be wherewithal to properly harvest the bounty of my new found my old standbys--that 20-year-old camp stove, my leaky, duck t. that now rusted, telescopingTishing rod you brought frayed, tattered and torn, mud and blood-stained hunting gear now under harder-than-ever wear and tear, are all give out. I'm not sure how much longer I can make them last. sink into the brown vinyl folds of my relaxing recliner 'Over the latest catalogs {for outdoor sport equipment, of course) modern electronic gear available these days, I feel as and out-of-date as a 5-cent cigar and the nickelodean. And when I do scrape up a little extra spendin' cash, those big don't seem to list my special wants. Perhaps you and your elves can manufacture one or two of the special gifts. it seems to me that the electronic wizards of the business neglected the hunters, especially hunters of birds--quaff, ringnecks and the goofy grouse of Gilmer County. Fishermen Just look at the electric fish locators, depth Finders, guages, thermometers and other sonar or sonic gear made to the elusive finny creatures of the deep. That's finn for the about all the wingshooters out here? Judging by my success i Season, I desperately need a feather-finder, a solid-state bird of sorts, but it's fueled by Ralston-Purina chow, not dry-cell only works properly on certain days. Of late, birds seem to ed feather-finder works only on the ground, la ,the trees to avoid that sniffing detection. Besides, in these hills, my finder picks up fur scent as easily as feather odor and I time tracking down my bird locater or the wrong Finder, incidentally, should have an effective range of at 0there in my new environs here, I've also become a hunter of the squirrel, red and gray. But every time I go into the forest for greatly-desired small game, I've noticed that the rodents hightail it in the opposite direction or go so high in a b that I seldom get a shot. They rarely come to me. When I fish for to my fly. When I plug for bass, they chase my lure. Catfish bait like a bee going to clover. Some fishing lure manufacturers Iented lures and bait that brings the fish to the fishermen. How lure? I could use some squirrel scent to dab on my hunting "perfume" that would bring bushytail running into In fact, send me some beech and acorn scent too, please. The 8oon. I'm afraid, will have to come in the form of a gift it won't fit into your bag and it comes in a liquid form that even in a 5-gallon can. More than anything else, I'd like with blind, preferably heated, if that's not too much to request or two in that category also. Ten years ago I vhatFin the stern of an offshore fishing boat 6nchored over a Islands and dangled some nice-looking bait into the coral to hook some of those taste-tantalizing red snappers that there. Some genius had devised a push-button electric reel to make those finny brutes a relatively easy--albeit, bringing up one snapper, I gave up the push-butten no sport, in my opinion. But ever since that sunny day, I've Why the fishing tackle industry hasn't come up with at least a reel for the musky fisherman. You see, Santa, one arm-wearying tasks when fishing for this river monster is in the lure, cast after cast after cast. A penlite battery button reel, just strong enough to eliminate that endless powerful enough to land a lunker, would enable me to lime pursuing this gamester of our Gilmer county streams. Pole factory production scheduled is too full, or your elves Bionic woman dolls and all those Six-MillionxDollar man toys I would understand if you had to wait until 1977. case. I'll add these allternatives since they already are and will be grateful to receive just one or two of them: splitobamboo Orvis flyrod with Hardy reel; a graphite rod and ultra-lite reel: a modest-size motor home or slide-in my Country Caddy; a Purdy 20-guage; a .22 plinkin' pistol; a collar for my bird-dog companion; a box of clay pigeons sharpen my shooting eye; a johnboat; a scope for my deer rifle; feet warm; a foolproof turkey call, and another set of and Finally, a new pair of Gilmer hillside-clinging hunting boots, Section A December 23, 1976 The Glenvflle Democrat/ Pathfinder 7 Gilmer rolls over Wirt 68-57 in home opener Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Gilmer County High's boys basketball team opened the season Friday night, Dec. 17, with a impressive 68-57 win over Wirt County. Big Bob Hatton and Jerry McPherson led the Titan onslaught with 25 and 24 points respectively. The 6'3V" Hatton also pulled down seven rebounds. Fred Rader paced the Tigers with 20 points. Gilmer looked unstoppable in the quarter as they jumped to a 15-2 lead. McPherson scored the first basket of the game when he laid one in off a fast- break on the opening center jump. Bill Lilly scored seconds later on a driving layup. Radar scored Wirt's first point with about seven minutes to play in the first quarter, but it would be the Tigers only basket until nearly five minutes later. Hatton hit three close-in baskets and a foul shot and McPherson scored after he stole the ball and again after a steal by Don Wilson. When Wirt finally scored with about two minutes to play in the first quarter the score was 15-4, The Titans Final two baskets of the quarter came on a turnaround jumper by Hattan and a layup by Bob Lilly following a steal by Kevin Kennedy. Wirt scored the last basket of the quarter and the score was 196. Kennedy opened the second quarter with another steal and hit Lilly again for a layup. But Wirt had regained their composure and following a tip-in by Hatton the Tigers reeled off five straight baskets to pull within five points at 23-18 with 3:11 to play in the half. Lilly ended the Titan drought with a layup and Hatton followed with a WATER WELL SERVICE Pumps Sales & Service CLEANING OUT H.K. 'Nip' Frymier W.Va. Phone 462-8992 Rt. 33 & 119 - 4 miles west of Weston jumper with about two minutes to play. But Wirt came right back and hit two successive baskets to again pull within five points. After Hatton made one of two free throw attempts the Titans started their own streak. Kennody stole the ball and scored, McPherson also stole the ball and scored and scored again off a fast break. Radar hit a jumper for Wirt. but McPherson came right back connecting on a 20-footer with about ten seconds to play in the half, The Titans had outscored the Tigers 9-2 in the last 1:25 seconds to take a 36-24 halftime lead. Lilly had eight points in the first half. Kennedy had two. Hatton had 16 and McPherson had ten. Wirt threw another scare into Gilmer in the opening stages of the second half as they scored four , unanswered baskets and moved to within five points at 36-31 with five minutes to play in the third period. Hatton scored Gilmer's first points of the second half when he hit a jumper from the foul line. Don Wilson then hit a five-footer after Wirt had made a foul shot and then Hatton completed a three point play following another Wirt basket. The Titans began employing a trapping defense and started to widen the gap and were not seriously threatened again. McPherson hit two foul shots with 3:08 to play in the quarter and Wilson hit a layup off a fast break with 1:55 to play. McPherson then went on a personal scoring spree hitting three baskets in the last minute and a half of the quarter. Gilmer led 5336 at that poinl. Kevln Kennedy sneaks through the arms of two Wlrt Couaty players. [Democrat photo] Gilmer grapplers bury Calhoun Gilmer County High won their ihe first period. third wrestling match against two 138 lb.- Randy Frame {Gilmer} defeats last Monday, Dec. 20 when pinned B. Richards with 1:54 gone in they defeated Calhoun County 46-14. the second period. Individual results were: 145 lb. -- Tom Squibb (GtlmarJ 98 lb. -- Johnny Miller (Gilmer) pinned P. Dye with :51 gone in the first was pinned by J. Sampson with 1:19 period. gone in the first period. 105 lb. -- Wendell Tomblin 155 lb, -- Danny Smith (Gtlmer) {Gilmer} decisioned M. Meier 7-0. pinned G. Swisher with 1:09 gone in the 112 lb. -- Jeff Wallbrown (Gilmer} first period. was decisioned by D. Kirby 10-4. 167 lb. -- Charles Rhines {Gilmer} 119 lb. -- Eric Williams (Gilmer) was decisioned by D. Collins 19-0. pinned S. Cunningham with 48 seconds 185 lb. -- Ron McCumlmr ((;timer} gone in the third period, pinned M. Collins with 44 seconds gone 126 lb. -- Phil Stalnaker (Gilmer} in the second period. decisioned D. Bell 8-5. Unlimited -- Johnny Edwards 132 lb. -- Doug Losh (Gilmer) (Gilmer} pinned J. Burrows with 1:58 pinned F. Dettman with 1:59 gone in gone in the second period. I I DANCE Featuring I I I I I Black Mountain I I I o 10 PM to 2 AM Dec. 31 1976 ' I ' I ' Admission $5.00 per couple, n ' I Bob Batten and Don Wilson [22] eye for a rebound in Gflmer's opeaiq season win over Wirt County. [Democrat photo] McPherson tossed in three to round out Gilmer's scoring in the baskets in the final period, Hatton last quarter. added two, Lilly hit a 20-footer. Randy The Titans she: 54 per cent from Miller scored from the close and the field and made 60 per centof their Dennis Rease converted one free throw foul shot s. $3.00 single Party favors included. A COmplete selection of quslJty Built Homes I  wms- 4 wms- DOUSL wms I Food served until 2 AM n AND MODULAR ON DISPLAY I | IC;ll FULLY DISPLAYED AND LIGHTED J Now taking reservat, ons. a lmme 269-151o - Open Friday til 8 p.m. I I ...o..--,..- I El Toro Club i I between Burnsvllle & Glonvllle on Rt. ,5 | GSC in cellar after Salem loss Salem had a surprisingly easy time with Glenville State's basketball team last Monday, Dec. 13 as they whipped the Pioneers 83-61. GSC Assistant Coach Tim Carney called it "the most miserable game I've ever seen a Glenville State team play." "We were just fiat." said Carney, "The game was during finals week and that's always bad. We were also coming off a tough loss to Morris Harvey and had played a good first half against Fairmont State." Ernest Guillard a freshman guard from Princeton. W.V., led the Pior.eers in scoring with 17 points. GSC's usual leading scorers Tom Coates and Charles Warner had leckluster performances. Coates hit only three of ! 5 attempts from the field for six'points and Warner missed all ten 3f his field goal attempts, Phillip Thomas was Glenville's second leading s(re with 12 points. The Pion,rs shot only :0 pet cent from the field and 'ere outr,bonded 74 to 51. The loss dropped the Pi0bers into last place in the " Wst,. Vigginia Intercollegiate- Athletic conference, Salem is next to the last. GSC's record is 1-8. Gifts For Sportsmen ! Ruger-Colt. S & W Hand guns in Stock .22. 357- 45 - .44 Maqnum Also Ruger 10.22 Rifles and B/ack Powder Guns and Kif= "-. "Make Your Own Muzzle Loader" .Large Stock of Case- Buck.  Gerber Knives Open Most Evenings -Got a Question? Call Dave. 269-3508 :i: Dave's Sport Shop East Third St., Weston -Free Parking. Hundreds of Guns Scopes - Binocula ==:::=:=== ==:=x===:=== X:===. 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