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THE OHIO COUNTY TIMESI HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, JULY 3, 1975 3 ...... i mcbrIde " i ure on sports . " t While we hate o lose some o ur the wall, offered his resignation. ' Cro w n talented young men to other counties, Without fanfare, Kenny stepped it's still good to know those counties from the field of coaching and quietly respect the products of Ohio County. took the position of principal at Kenny Baughn, the former head Centertown School. t The Weedman Cardinals are the new champions of the Beaver Dam Little League. The Cards, coached by Ronnie Weedman and John Johnson, finished the season with a 12-1 record. The Rice Drugs Mets finished second with a 10-3 mark and the Nestaway Giants came in third with a record of 9-4. The team closed the season Monday night with a 18-12 win over the Mets. Todd Johnson was voted the team's most valuable player after finishing with the highest batting average, scoring the most runs, and tying for the most home runs. He and team- mate Marty Maupin cracked six roundtrippers. Richie Johnson was the ace pitcher with seven wins in seven starts. He fanned 83 batters. Maupin had a 5-1 pitching record. Maupin ann the two Johnson boys were named to the All-Star team along with Jerry Mayes, Steve Barkley, John Reed, Andre Bard, Robbie Wydick, Jim Jordan, Garnett Williams, Shayne Ferguson, Bobby Gibson, Bennie Turner and Allen Boyd. The alternate players are Jim Daugherty, Greg Considine and Rodney Rodgers. The all-stars will play at Franklin- Simpson July 17 at 7 p.m, coach at Ohio County High, has ac- cepted a basketball head coaching position at Greenville. Buddy Shrewsbury, the successful leader of basketball fortunes at the Ohio County Middle School during the past season, will become an assistant coach at LaRue County High in Hodgenville during the 1975-76 campaign. Baughn was the top assistant under Ralph Underhill and it was Underhill who took the Eagles to the finals of the State Tournament in 1969. His spirited youngsters, making up one of the truly unforgettable Cin- derella teams in the history of the tournament, fell to Louisville Central in the championship game. The tremendous success of that team, the last coached by Underhill at OCHS, made avid Ohio County fans hope for something even better in the future. Underhill went to Male High in Louisville and Baughn, with the recommendation of UnderhiU, took the reins at Ohio County High. "What happened last season will be a tough act to follow," Kenny said after accepting the job. Indeed, it was a tough act to follow and Baughn, the victim of the age-old nemesis of all coaches.., graduation, fell short of all expectations. Baughn was back for another season but the team's performance was but little more than a repeat of the previous season. The wolves started howling and Baughn, sensing the handwriting on But, while his body stayed away, his heart remained with the game of basketball. With the two seasons and two losing teams behind him, Baughn probably felt that not too many head-coaching offers would come his way. One did, however, and Kenny jumped on it the way a starving man would snatch at a crumb of bread. He is not happy about leaving Ohio County but one degree of happiness can easily be overshawed by another. Regardless of arguments to the contrary, the success of any coach is determined by the caliber of the players he coaches. Baughn was not blessed with an abundance of talent dtu-ing his two years at OCHS. Given the chance, and not being forced to follow the act of 1969, Baughn can prove his coaching ability at Greenville. We wish him well. Buddy Shrewsbury is relatively new to the coaching ranks and his real worth in the field is yet to be deter- mined. Based on his success with the youngsters at the Middle School, Buddy stepped in the right direction when he accepted the assistant position at La Rue. Adhering to the adage "crawl before you walk," Shrewsbury will be able to pick up valuable knowledge at the high school basketball level and make the appropriate moves from there. As with Kenny, we also wish Buddy his share of success. Ellis Sets Two $6,000 Races won a gold medal last week during the Bluegrass Invitational swimming meet at Lexington. 35 other contestants in the 11-12 age group in the 100 meter breast stroke. His time was 1.35.8, the national norm which is 1.35.4. Doug Bratcher finished sixth in the 50 meter free style. the meet but not pictured was Karen Wiggins who won her heat in the 50 meter butterfly stroke. and Bratcher is Mrs. Mary Martin, the Ohio County swim team coach. JULY 1 TO Fourth of July week promises to be one of the most attractive of the 57- day Ellis Park meeting that ends Labor Day. Two $6,000 events are scheduled plus 14 allowance races with purses ranging up to $4,000. First of the top features will be run July 4, The Constitution Purso for three-year-olds, non-winners of $2,276 other than claiming. The next day, Saturday, the $6,000 Audubon Park Purse will be offered for three-year-olds and upward at six furlongs. "Both the $6,000 races should draw large and competitive fields," Secretary Don Richardson said, pointing out that the race conditions fitted many horses on the grounds. Trainer C. R. Mitchell's Mr. Ralph, one of the top three-year-olds at the track, is eligible for the Constitution. Conditions made him ineligible for The Inaugural. Mr. Ralph won his last start, a n allowance race, by 4/ lengths at Churchill Downs ......... Although 13 extra days were added to the meeting June 2 and preparations for the opening June 27 were rushed, President Lester E. Yeager was pleased with the start of the longest meeting ever arranged at Ellis Park. "The track was in good condition," he said, "and the entire organization performed smoothly. We have the facilities, the horses and patrons for another successful meeting." The security at Ellis Park is the tightest in history. George M. Chaeney, new director of security was sheriff of Henderson County, Ky., in theearly 60*s and has been associated in an official way with the track for 14 years. "I have a 40-man staff," he said, "and maintain a 24-hour patrol of the stable area. Only licensed personnel can go through the stable gate." Secretary Don Richardson an- nounced before the meeting started that the minimum purse had been raised $200 to $2,200. Soft Craws Effective Bait JULY For Several Kinds OfFish 31 BE SURE TO REGISTER. , , EVERYONE* WHO COMES INTO t ROOM BETWEEN JULY 1 AND JULY 31 WILL GET TO WIN A NEW INDIAN MOTORCYCLE. YOU ARE IN, LOOK AT OUR EXTRA BONUS DEALS NEW 1975 FORDS, MUSTANGS, ELITES, GRANADAS AND PINTOS *everyone over 18 years of age I00XAMPLE PINTo " " Q WEEDMAN MOTOR CO. I' HIGHWAY 231 NORTH BEAVER DAM, KY. See Guffie Morris, Ed Farris, Ron Weedman radio, wheel covers, WSW tires, Sales tax and license 00AVERICK . radio, WSW tires, By John Wilson "You get a line and I'll get a pole, We'll go down to the crawdad hole.. A lot of Kentucky fishermen are going down to the crawdad hole these days, although not for the purposes implied in this old favorite folk song. Instead, they are after soft craws, an effective bait for a variety of fish. Soft craws, in case you don't know, are crawfish which have just molted. After they shed their hard i .. I i COLOR PRINTS 18' EA. " SPINKS PHARMACY exoskeleton, crawfish are par- ticularly palatable, since their new skin has not had a chance to toughen up. Also, they are not very active during this stage, making them easy for fish (or fishermen) to catch. The easiest way to collect a bunch of craws for bait is to take a lantern down to a nearby creek at night, which is when the crawfish are most active. After you grab a few, you'll soon be able to tell the difference between the light-colored soft craws and the darker hard ones. The best way to keep crawfish is in a styrofoam cooler or bait bucket. Put a batch of craws in the bottom of the cooler and cover them with damp cloths or paper towels. Then.put on another layer of crawfish and more damp towels, repeating this process until you have enough bait for your fishing trip. Don't put the crawfish in water -- t hey 1| either drown or harden. In either case they won't make very good bait. But if kept dampened and in a cool place, the craws will remain in the soft stage for several days. To use the crawfish, hook them with a No. 2-0 aberdeen hook and use either no weight at all or a small slip sinker. Fish them on the bottom around rocky banks, points or other areas of the lake where there are both native crawfish populations and good structure for game fish. Although most soft craw fishermen are after black bass, they also will white perch and catfish. When a fish picks up the craw, let him run with it. Sometimes a bass will run a short distance with the bait, then stop. When he starts again, set the hook hard. Soft craws are also effective bait in streams. Let them drift through riffles or fish them along rock ledges to catch both bass and channel cat- fish. Another good place to fish soft craws is just below the locks on rivers such as the Kentucky. STOCK CAR RACES 100 LAP LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE PLUS HOBBY STOCK AND STREET CARS Sunday Night RACES 8:00 P.M. KENTUCKY MOTOR SPEEDW00 Adult Adm. 3.50 Ages 12 to 15 s2.00 - ,,e, So.,.,.s, o Owe.,o,o, Off .v 5. Ne. W.e.,e -Quarter Mile High-Banked Asphalt Track Under 12 FREE "