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iLady Bobcats Season Ends By Brian Boyle Our Lady Bobcats lost the Regional Final to the James Monroe Mavericks by a score of 23 to 17 at Princeton last Thursday Night. It will be a game that will be :talked about for years to come. The first half ended with a score of James Monroe 2 and Summers County 1. If it sounds like a baseball scores that is because Coach Ryan entered the game with a freeze the ball strategy designed to keep James Monroe out of its "Run and Gun" offense. In the first half the Cats froze the ball trying to bring James Monroe's Zone defense out. The James Monroe team was visibly frustrated but their Coach, John Mustain, kept them back and the half went by with a last minute 3 point shot that missed for the Cats. A foul at the buzzer sent Joanna Mills to the line and she converted on 1 out of the two shots. It could have easily been a 5 to 2 Cats lead at the half. I admire Coach Ryan's plan. It definitely gave us ball control and we set the tempo of the game. But let me take this moment to Root for the James Monroe Lady Mavericks as they represent our Region 7 at the States in Charleston. I am reminded of the NBA Finals in Boston in the early 80's when the Philadelphia 76'rs ended the long Boston run of Eastern Championships. The Boston Fans began a chant very late in the game when it became apparent that the Sixers were going to beat them. The chant was "Beat LA- Beat LA ..." who the 76'rs would face in the NBA Finals. That is good sportsmanship, not always evident at our games with James Monroe particularly from their fans' side of the ball. In the second half Mallory Grogg scored 11 of the teams 16 points. Early in. the fourth quarter with the score at James Monroe 12 and us 7 we missed a key lay-up and we then turned the ball over twice. This was the turning point in the game. It put us in a position that down the line we had to foul them to stop the clock. I do feel we could have fouled them a little quicker and we failed to execute on this but for the Seniors Brandi Basham and Candi Lilly who had the experience and speed to get the job done. James Monroe made 9 out of 15 foul shots in the final period to seal the victory. If you were a girl on almost any team in the State besides ours you would be tickled to make it to the Regional Finals even if you lost. But we have been Sectional Champions and we have competed in the Regional Finals for 16 years in a row. We have come to expect it of our Lady Bobcats, which is a tribute to our fine program. I was touched by how the younger players on the team shed tears at the loss. I heard comments that they really wanted to bring this one home for the seniors on the team. We will Miss Brandi Basham, Mallory Grogg and Candi Lilly when they move on to college next year. But the seniors have represented our school well and they set a standard for the youngsters who will follow. I am sure the younger players are up to the test. We have a good crop of young talent coming along and I will do a season wrap up next week. We had a good turnout of fans but we were outnumbered about 5 to 3 by James Monroe fans. They had rallies before the game we did not. We do have some fan apathy that we have to work on here in Summers County. This game will be talked about for years to come. There will be plenty of pros and cons but I feel it was a good move and a clever strategy by Coach Ryan. It almost worked against the two times defending Double AA State Champions the James Monroe Mavericks. But our girls are Champions too. Like Arnold Schwartzenegger said in the Terminator movie: "We'll be back!" Our fans should plan to be there next year. 7th. Grade Lady Bobcats Notice Finish Season at 16-0 TAKING APPLICATIONS The Summers County Head Start Program is Currently taking . The Summers Middle School 7th. Grade Girls Basketball team finished off an undefeated season by defeating Eastern Greenbrier by a score of 46-17 to win the SMS Invitational Tournament. The Little Bobcats scored the game's first nine points and went on to the convincing victory. As has been the case all season for the 7th. grade girls, balanced scoring and and3 steals, Meghan Wheeler 9 points and 3 rebounds, Brittany Davis 2 points and 2 rebounds, Tori Powell 2 points, Rachel Meadows 3 rebounds, Lindy Crook 2 points and 2 steals, Lauren Estes 3 rebounds, Diana Jarrells 5 points, Haley Vandall 2 assists and Megan Hightower 2 steals. Girls selected to the All Tournament Team from Summers tough defense made the girls Middle School were: Kimbelry Cox, winners ....... :, : ...... ..... EmilzBlevinsiKristen Ellis, Christy , Leading the wafffo 5qVSe. Gravely and Meghan Wheel. imberly Cox 6 points, Paua Meghan Wheeler slso won the Dunford 2 points and 3 rebounds, award for the Tournament Best Foul Emily Blevins 9 points and 9 assists, Shooter. Kristen Ellis 5 points and 6 rebounds, Christy Gravely 2'points i applications for the 20022003 and 2003-2004 school year. For more information call 466- 6016. WEB SITE The Chamber of Commerce web site will be on the internet March 1st. at The Chamber is currently developing a list of all Summers County businesses to be included in a yellow pages format. For each Summer County business we Reed: Organization n .ame, yellow pages business category, Contact Person, Mailing address, Location address, Telephone Number, e-mail address and web site (can be linked). 41.2 million people *were uninsured in 2OOl 8.5 million are children* People without health insurance get sicker and are more likely to die sooner than people who have health insurance. The uninsured postpone screenings, treatment and prescriptions. Join us for "Corer the Unimared Week " Health Fair March I2, 00oo3 m am to 2 pm Summers County Memorial Building Free Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and other Health Screenings Refreshments Door Prizes Health Education ... and much more 0 I ARH AdI:NJU=.AHIIdM IlClEQIK31MIL. I-IIAJ/.ll-ICd:IE 171o Medical Centers d lho ltains SUMMERS COUNTY ARH HOsIPrrAL Terrace Street Hinton, West Virginia 25951 SCCAP "Caring AS)out People" *taken from March 2002 Current Population Survey, United States Census Bureau Tues. March 1 I, 2003 Hinton News - 5 Hunting Education Class To Be Offered The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement section has scheduled a public Hunting Education Class on March 24, 25, 27; 6-9 pm at Bluestone State Park. Open registration. This class is mandatory for those person born Janaury 1, 1975 to obtain a hunting license. Studenrts under the age of 10 years will not be certified. Students 10 to 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult during the class. Students are required to attend all class sessions, pass a practical test in firearms handling, and pass a 50 question written exam to be certified. The class will include Hunter Responsibility, Wild life management, Firearms safety, Bow and Muzzelloader hunting, Game care, Wildlife identification, Survival and first aid, Water safety, and Turkey hunting. Parents are encouraged to attend with students. Persons interested in becoming certified Hunter Education Instructors are required to attend and complete this class as a first step to obtain an Instructor's card. The class is free. Students are required to furnish their social security number for identification purposes. Bring a pencil. All other materials are furnished. Questions should be directed to Sgt. J.M. Barnes, 2006 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV. 25801. Call (304) 256-6945 during office hours. NOTICE The regular meeting of the Summers County Historical Society will be held at the Dairy Queen on the second Tuesday in March, 2003 (March llth.) at 4: p.m. for dinner on your own and at 5: p.m. for the business meeting, weather permitting. Under discussion will be the re-printing of the Cemetery Book. President Wayne Harvey ha:s been nominated to receive the annual History Hero award at a ceremony in Charleston, WV. on Feb. 27th. 2003. POSSIBLE TALCOTT PRESCHOOL If you have a child that is now 4 years old, or will be 4 years old by September 1, 2003, and you would like to enroll him/her in a Preschool Program at Talcott Elementary for' the 2003-2004 school year, please contact the school at 466-6029. in operation under original management PRESENTS Music ... Food & Fun saturday, March 15 st t ck c. l b t" A . Pa rl 's e e ra Ion Buffet served 7 p.m. lo p.m. Prime Rib, irish Stew, Corn Beef & Cabbage w/"lots" of goodies ........... $12.95 (Tax & Gratuity not included) Party & Dancing 7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Reuben's, Party Nibbles & Bits No cover charge Call 304-445-2100 for your reservation Bring this ad with you to register for the Door Prize I Do you have a functn planed at our fa, cllity? Please call Arleor AshbtormYour reservatie  .! " We intend to honor ai[ pre-i]ooked rervaolis'to th!b'lif'oil'r iii''ty T "%' :-:!