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Page 18-The Journal Opinion-December 20, 1982 LL I Thetford loses twice Oxbow win Jacohs on Marietta Sports BMU and openerfl; College freshman Bruce Bruce, who plays -- Jacobs is a member of the the Pioneers plt 1982-83 Marietta College school junior varsity basketball High School. He is ' team, coached by Chuck Mr. and Mrs. Gibson • Marlin • Yamahaj4. .. ALL INSTRUMENTS, "-"]lll AMPLIFIERS & STRINGS '-'r SOLD AT DISCOUNT PRICES SALES " LESSONS • REPAIRS i NEW AND USED INSTRUMENTS AND PA EQUIPMENT • , , , BLuE .O.NTA,N GUITAR CENTER Colonial Plaza, Route 12-A West NH Tel. (603) Lebanon,298.5829 __ Have a Merry Musical Christmas P Hondo II * Ross • Cort J mmm _ II I Our wish is simplebut sincere ...... .'. Maq qou enjoq a Merrq Christmas. R0bitzer Distributing GROFF'S POTATO CHIPS PRETZELS AND SNACK FOODS NEWBURY, VT. 802-866-3363 Everything you need for Holiday Sewing -- DOUBLE-FACE QUILTS -- WOOLS & CALICOS -- VELOURS & SUEDE KNITS -- NEW PLAID TAFFETAS -- LACE FABRIC & POLY-SILKS - METALLICS & CORDUROY - CHAMOIS & VELVETEEN -- Many Christmas Print Fabrles Craft & Quilt Books & Patterns 'n Sew Fabrics GLOBE SHOPPING CTR. LITTLETON. N.H. Men., Tues., Wed. 104; Thurs. & Fri. 104} PM; Sat. 10-5:30 Sunday 12:30.6. Orford adds three more wins ORFORD-- The Orford Wildcats continue to impress, rolling over two opponents before being tested by Thefford Academy, but still coming away with a hard earned 66-63 win. Opposing coaches should take notice of Barry LeBarron's 'shock troops' and their ability to strike fast and often to blow open what seems to be a close game. The rebounding of Sanborn and Harrington along with the double digit scoring of senior guard Jeff Huntington is a force not to deal lightly with. Mark Hamilton's coaching debut at Oxbow was suc- cessful, winning a close one in the final seconds against Mascoma 56-54 with two starters on the bench with five fouls. Hamilton's sbccess was somewhat diminished, however, with the loss of three varsity players a day before the game. The Olympians suited up only eight varsity players for the game but stayed tough to gain the win, with the substitutes all playing well. The Woodsville Engineers fell to 1-2, losing to Plymouth by seven after overwhelming Lake Region by 30 earlier in the week• Mike Ackerman's five are still having trouble making all the pieces fit, although they have a solid scorer in Dave Patten and a strong defensive guard duo in Pat Riggie and Dave Nickerson, along with good team speed• Down the stretch Woodsville should be a team to reckon with. Thetford had the misfortune to run into two good teams, falling to Orford and defen- ding Division IV champs Blue Mountain. The Panthers were in both contests until the final minutes of play and could just as easily come away with a win rather than a loss. Center Mark Godfrey will be a driving force at center and Kevin Stever will be the floor general at point guard if the first two games are any in- dication. Orford 66, Thetford 63 Orford 82, Sunapee 34 Or ford 69, Whitcomb 32 THETFORD-- A third quarter scoring burst by Orford helped erase a 3 pint halftime deficit and send them on their way to a 66-63 win. It wasn't easy for the unbeaten Wildcats as Thetford clawed their way into a one point lead with only 94 seconds remaining on the clock. Orford had held a ten point lead midway into the third quarter before settling for a 53-44 third quarter margin, hanging on at the end for the win. Jeff Huntington was the Orford catalyst in the third quarter uprising. Huntington hit on six of seven from the floor to lead the Wildcats, while teammates Dave Sanborn connected on three of four and Larry Osmer two of three. Mark Godfrey did his best to keep Thetford in the game, connecting on 11 of his game high points in the quarter. Godfrey had to sit out part of the second quarter after picking up his third foul early. A total of 57 fouls were called in the game, 30 against Thetford. With just over three minutes remaining in the game, two free throws by Kevin Stever put the Panthers in the lead, 60-58. It was the first time Orford had lost the lead since early in the third quarter. Six seconds later, Huntington answered in kind for Orford and the Wildcats retook the lead by virtue of a turnaround jumper from ten fet by Dave Sanborn. Two more free throws by Thetford's Jason Southworth knotted the score at 62 all. Dan Baker put Thefford in the lead again with only a minute and a half left, sinking the first of two free throws. Shawn Banker then missed a golden opportunity to raise the lead to three as his rebound and shot just fell short of the mark. Richard Carter put Orford in the lead for good with a jumper from the side for two of his six points and Larry Osmer put icing on the cake sinking a short jumper with 18 seconds left on a breakaway. Tbetford, playing their' first game, committed three costly turri6vdrs in the final minute and hall' of play. AVOIDING A FOUL IN GAME AGAINST MASCOMA is Oxbow's center Mark Osadchey. Osadehey scored 8 points and pulled down seven rebounds in victory over the Royals. t**,**. Gifting Your Hunter? TRY A GIFT CERTIFICATE on any item in our store including licenses.t OR Power Price Tasco Scopes 4X $35 3x-gx $45 30-30 Winchester Carbine $150 including XDR & Antique Models (While  they last) i Large supply of lee fishing equipment r Jiffle 8" Power lee drill $199.95 COREY'S GUN SHOP FAIIBICS Lar$c ¢xlcction I, ln/, laRf IqMglB New (ipmcnt ,lust In l ],0rT IPglIIMgS Rtes. Z 8 IIL W. Damdlle l'a.--g. IO-4l 18 Meadow St. 444-6261 Littleton Archery Supplies 4(' Trapping & Reloading Supplies ,It Buck & Schrade Knives ; _ _.  = r Fly tying materials and kits  i DIAMONDS • WATCHES " "N' I We ReDar ACCUTRON, TIMEX 'J and All Makes --HASKELL JEWELERS l 1603) 44#-3351 , SETTING UP A SCREEN FOR Jeff Huntingt0n of Orford is No. 52 center David Sanborn in game against Thetford. Ready on defense are Kevin Stever (I.) and Peter Stever (r.). Scoring honors again went to Jeff Huntington with 31 points for Orford, followed by Dave Sanborn with 12, Larry Osmer with 12 and Marc Harrington with 5. Six foot four inch center Mark Godfrey totaled 23 points and Kevin Stever close behind with 20. Jason Southworth hit for 13. The Wildcats hit on 26 of 67 field goals to 20 of 62 for Thetford. The Panthers held the edge on foul shooting, connecting on 23 of 36 to only 14 of 27 for Orford. In Orford's other two games this week, the Wildcats had an easier !(ime; b!owing their opponents away by an average of 43 points. Strong defensive efforts, combined with high powered scoring keyed the wins. Against Sunapee, Huntington, Harrington and Osmer led the scorers with 21, 19, and 15 respectively while against Whitcomb, Huntington struck for 29 points aided by 14 from Harrington, Sanborn with nine and Bill Baker with seven. Woodsville 80, Lake Reg. 50 Plymouth 67, Woodsville 60 NEWPORT-- A first quarter blitz by the Woodsville Engineers was all that was needed in an easy 80-50 win over the Lake Region Rangers last week. Sharpshooting by Dave Patten (eight points) Robinson. The JV's opened of Newbury. their lfi-game schedule on r' '"INVISIBLE" I i or The Repair Of Woolen L.D. MONTAGUE, BRADFORD, VT. HAVE YOU BEEN HOS WITH A HEART ATrACK THE LAST 2-3 MONTHS? If you are willing to participate in a possibly prevent recurring heart attacks, call the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Hanover, New Hampshire, collect and 603-646-7933 between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 603-643-3895 after 6:00 p.m. Last Minute Su their team speed to dominate the game. An aggressive 1 offense helped put Lake i1!' Region in foul trouble early and they could never recover. A second half scoring margin of 33-20 put Woodsville out in front 80-50 at the buzzer. I Scoring honors went to Dave Patten with 20 points, helped out with 17 from Pat Riggie. AI Derosia also made double figures with ten. Woodsville would have liked to have some of the extra and defensive play and points they scored earlier in scoring by Pat Riggie (six the week for the game against points) got the Engineers off Plymouth A poor shooting • th - " -- on the right foot agamsL e.-second .... quarter proved winless Rangers. Bolting to a disasterous for the Engineers 24-17 first quarter lead, Woodsville upped it to 47-30 at the half and coasted the rest of the way for win number one. Although giving up a height advantage, Woodsville used BErWEF_00 THE STRIPES by Vidian Roe as they fell to Plymouth 67-60. A defensive lapse along with cold shooting in the second quarter put Woodsville behind 36-28 at the intermission and they never recovered• The Engineers were able to trim the lead by a basket, 49-43 at the third quarter buzzer but couldn't sustain momentum into the final eight minutes of play. Woodsville nit for 29 field goals to only 27 for Plymouth, but were outscored 11-2 from the charity line. Dave Patten tossed in 22 points for Woodsville. Oxbow 56, Mascoma 54 BRADFORD-- A single free throw by Sam Burroughs helped Oxbow and rookie coach Mark Hamilton to their first of the season. Burroughs sunk the front end of a 2 shot situation to put Oxbow in front by two, then alertly grabbed his own rebound to preserve the victory in a loosely played contest. With the game tied at 51-51 and 48 seconds left, junior guard Bandy Huntington sunk a jumper from the foul line, putting the Olympians out in front by two. A half minute later, Charlie Barton upped the lead to three by calmly sinking two free throws, hitting only net. A field goal with ten seconds remaining by Bill Williams cut the lead to one, 55-54. Up stepped Burroughs for his game winning shot, following a foul. With the exception of the final two minutes of the first two quarters, Oxbow carried the play to the Royals• In the first half, the Olympians frittered away leads of ten and nine points with less than two minutes remaining in each quarter. Oxbow still prevailed, 16-12 and 29-27 at the half. In the third quarter Oxbow hit four of their first five shots, two by Huntington, and one each by Charlie Grant and Mark Osadchey to build the lead back to six, 37-31. A jumper from the top of the key by Barton gave Oxbow its biggest second half lead 41-33 before the Royals started chipping away. With Oxbow ahead 47-41 the (please turn to page 19 CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH MARK HAMILTON in garnering his ][irst official high school basketball victory• Before his career is over, he'll have many more to add to the list. The first one is always one to remember. He led the Oxbow troops against a mediocre Mascoma team that already had two games under their belts, kept the team under control down the stretch and came away a winner• A sidelight to the win is what happened the day before the game. Hamilton's varsity squad dropped from 11 to eight with the loss of three players, due to their own decision. Its tough enough to win with the talent of 11 players, let alone being left high and dry at the last minute, losing three players. The remaining members of the team, however, showed what they were made of in pulling out win number one. Congratulations to both Hamilton and the team... IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO GO TO A THETFORD GAME and leaf through their enormous program. This year it is a mere 30 pages long and includes varsity, junior varsity and cheerleading rosters, as well as the school song, and cheers. The middle two pages are devoted to the current game, a capsule report and the opponent's roster. The balance of the program is made up of 24 (give or take a couple) pages of advertising prepared by the school. It is a heck of an idea. It would help if all schools would have available programs for the fans. So far this year I've only seen them at Thetford and Woodsville. It takes a little effort on someone's part, but it is well worth it, and it shows class. CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT TIME is coming up again in Wondsville. This is an annual event sponsored by the Woodsville Area Booster Club. Games are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 27th and 28th at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Teams participating will be Woodsville, White Mountain, ConVal and Pelham. Admission will be $2 for adults, $1 for children. Come and see some "good hoop." BLUE MOUNTAIN BASKETBALL TOURNEY and director Run Brown just completed another successful tournament. Now a fixture at BMU the annual holiday tourney is one that teams hope to be invited to. This year BMU hosted Sacred Heart, Littleton and Oxbow. The crowds, enthusiasm and basketball were all top rate. HANOVER'S HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT will be Dec. 27, 28 and 29th. Oxbow will again be participating in it, facing some of the toughest competition (with the exception of St. Jay) that they'll see all year. With it being down around coach Hamilton's 'stomping grounds' I'm sure he would enjoy winning a couple or three games down there. Before that, the Olympians have a tough road to hoe in an away game against Woodsville, Dec. 21st• Phone 444-2742 Call collect. SEARS ROEBUCK, Woodsville, NH. PIKE STORE, PJ(e. N.H, McLAM's STORE, E. Corinth, Vt. FAIRLEE GENERAL, Foirlee, Vt. ORFORDVILLE STORE, Orfordville, N H. BATH VARIETY STORE, Both, N.H. C,OTON GENERAL STORE, Groton, Vt. SOUTH RYEGATE STOR£, South Ryegote, Vt. WESTERN AUTO STORE, odford, Vt. MERRILLS' INSURAIE OFFICE. Lisbon, NH. Your complete clothing core center For pick-up and delivery service USE YOUR CHARGE ACCOUNT Woodsville"N. It. St. Johnsbury, @@OOl d)fa00 A&W ARTESIAN WELL since 19:)0 176o Lellmmm, N.II. For constipation relief reach for EX-LAX'tonighl, Ex-Lax helps restore your system's own rhythm overnight. Gently. Dependably. Try it You'll like the relief in the morning. Chocolatcd or pills, Ex-Lax is "The Overnight WonderY Read label and follow directions. © Ex-Lax, Inc.. 1982 WIN AT It isn't luck that makes people constant it is knowing how to play, when to play, choose. WE KNOW--and will share our you. Buy our "WIN AT BINGO" book and secrets. Become a winner at last! Send $5.95 plus $1.50 for postage and Wm Peck Sales Co., Inc. 62 W 45th St, N.Y.,N.Y. Order NOW and receive FRE._._.EE the premier "BINGO REVIEW", the only national bingo available. !-I YES, here is $5.95 ( ÷ $1.50), Rush my"WIN BINGO" book and include my free "BINGO /-1 1 onl I enclose $1 to cover the cost of postage Name Address City State Allow 3 to 4 weeks Money back g Revolutionary Method for Reroving EXCITING, FROM MIRACLE • 'Push-Ore€' is the revoutionot retr mow  t effoter, s woY. You Ooo't IOUSh or Mt sow • Slit I.F'HT ND rdCllff • NEAVY DUW CONS11KICIN ltR DeV SNOW • RKvCT FOR n ENTI FNtY • FOt $1.Y   • N.SO CRI FOR tl$ COMMmCt O INDUStgL  30. 14(X)tEBUI. C 0762 Bav Page 18-The Journal Opinion-December 20, 1982 LL I Thetford loses twice Oxbow win Jacohs on Marietta Sports BMU and openerfl; College freshman Bruce Bruce, who plays -- Jacobs is a member of the the Pioneers plt 1982-83 Marietta College school junior varsity basketball High School. He is ' team, coached by Chuck Mr. and Mrs. Gibson • Marlin • Yamahaj4. .. ALL INSTRUMENTS, "-"]lll AMPLIFIERS & STRINGS '-'r SOLD AT DISCOUNT PRICES SALES " LESSONS • REPAIRS i NEW AND USED INSTRUMENTS AND PA EQUIPMENT • , , , BLuE .O.NTA,N GUITAR CENTER Colonial Plaza, Route 12-A West NH Tel. (603) Lebanon,298.5829 __ Have a Merry Musical Christmas P Hondo II * Ross • Cort J mmm _ II I Our wish is simplebut sincere ...... .'. Maq qou enjoq a Merrq Christmas. R0bitzer Distributing GROFF'S POTATO CHIPS PRETZELS AND SNACK FOODS NEWBURY, VT. 802-866-3363 Everything you need for Holiday Sewing -- DOUBLE-FACE QUILTS -- WOOLS & CALICOS -- VELOURS & SUEDE KNITS -- NEW PLAID TAFFETAS -- LACE FABRIC & POLY-SILKS - METALLICS & CORDUROY - CHAMOIS & VELVETEEN -- Many Christmas Print Fabrles Craft & Quilt Books & Patterns 'n Sew Fabrics GLOBE SHOPPING CTR. LITTLETON. N.H. Men., Tues., Wed. 104; Thurs. & Fri. 104} PM; Sat. 10-5:30 Sunday 12:30.6. Orford adds three more wins ORFORD-- The Orford Wildcats continue to impress, rolling over two opponents before being tested by Thefford Academy, but still coming away with a hard earned 66-63 win. Opposing coaches should take notice of Barry LeBarron's 'shock troops' and their ability to strike fast and often to blow open what seems to be a close game. The rebounding of Sanborn and Harrington along with the double digit scoring of senior guard Jeff Huntington is a force not to deal lightly with. Mark Hamilton's coaching debut at Oxbow was suc- cessful, winning a close one in the final seconds against Mascoma 56-54 with two starters on the bench with five fouls. Hamilton's sbccess was somewhat diminished, however, with the loss of three varsity players a day before the game. The Olympians suited up only eight varsity players for the game but stayed tough to gain the win, with the substitutes all playing well. The Woodsville Engineers fell to 1-2, losing to Plymouth by seven after overwhelming Lake Region by 30 earlier in the week• Mike Ackerman's five are still having trouble making all the pieces fit, although they have a solid scorer in Dave Patten and a strong defensive guard duo in Pat Riggie and Dave Nickerson, along with good team speed• Down the stretch Woodsville should be a team to reckon with. Thetford had the misfortune to run into two good teams, falling to Orford and defen- ding Division IV champs Blue Mountain. The Panthers were in both contests until the final minutes of play and could just as easily come away with a win rather than a loss. Center Mark Godfrey will be a driving force at center and Kevin Stever will be the floor general at point guard if the first two games are any in- dication. Orford 66, Thetford 63 Orford 82, Sunapee 34 Or ford 69, Whitcomb 32 THETFORD-- A third quarter scoring burst by Orford helped erase a 3 pint halftime deficit and send them on their way to a 66-63 win. It wasn't easy for the unbeaten Wildcats as Thetford clawed their way into a one point lead with only 94 seconds remaining on the clock. Orford had held a ten point lead midway into the third quarter before settling for a 53-44 third quarter margin, hanging on at the end for the win. Jeff Huntington was the Orford catalyst in the third quarter uprising. Huntington hit on six of seven from the floor to lead the Wildcats, while teammates Dave Sanborn connected on three of four and Larry Osmer two of three. Mark Godfrey did his best to keep Thetford in the game, connecting on 11 of his game high points in the quarter. Godfrey had to sit out part of the second quarter after picking up his third foul early. A total of 57 fouls were called in the game, 30 against Thetford. With just over three minutes remaining in the game, two free throws by Kevin Stever put the Panthers in the lead, 60-58. It was the first time Orford had lost the lead since early in the third quarter. Six seconds later, Huntington answered in kind for Orford and the Wildcats retook the lead by virtue of a turnaround jumper from ten fet by Dave Sanborn. Two more free throws by Thetford's Jason Southworth knotted the score at 62 all. Dan Baker put Thefford in the lead again with only a minute and a half left, sinking the first of two free throws. Shawn Banker then missed a golden opportunity to raise the lead to three as his rebound and shot just fell short of the mark. Richard Carter put Orford in the lead for good with a jumper from the side for two of his six points and Larry Osmer put icing on the cake sinking a short jumper with 18 seconds left on a breakaway. Tbetford, playing their' first game, committed three costly turri6vdrs in the final minute and hall' of play. AVOIDING A FOUL IN GAME AGAINST MASCOMA is Oxbow's center Mark Osadchey. Osadehey scored 8 points and pulled down seven rebounds in victory over the Royals. t**,**. Gifting Your Hunter? TRY A GIFT CERTIFICATE on any item in our store including licenses.t OR Power Price Tasco Scopes 4X $35 3x-gx $45 30-30 Winchester Carbine $150 including XDR & Antique Models (While  they last) i Large supply of lee fishing equipment r Jiffle 8" Power lee drill $199.95 COREY'S GUN SHOP FAIIBICS Lar$c ¢xlcction I, ln/, laRf IqMglB New (ipmcnt ,lust In l ],0rT IPglIIMgS Rtes. Z 8 IIL W. Damdlle l'a.--g. IO-4l 18 Meadow St. 444-6261 Littleton Archery Supplies 4(' Trapping & Reloading Supplies ,It Buck & Schrade Knives ; _ _.  = r Fly tying materials and kits  i DIAMONDS • WATCHES " "N' I We ReDar ACCUTRON, TIMEX 'J and All Makes --HASKELL JEWELERS l 1603) 44#-3351 , SETTING UP A SCREEN FOR Jeff Huntingt0n of Orford is No. 52 center David Sanborn in game against Thetford. Ready on defense are Kevin Stever (I.) and Peter Stever (r.). Scoring honors again went to Jeff Huntington with 31 points for Orford, followed by Dave Sanborn with 12, Larry Osmer with 12 and Marc Harrington with 5. Six foot four inch center Mark Godfrey totaled 23 points and Kevin Stever close behind with 20. Jason Southworth hit for 13. The Wildcats hit on 26 of 67 field goals to 20 of 62 for Thetford. The Panthers held the edge on foul shooting, connecting on 23 of 36 to only 14 of 27 for Orford. In Orford's other two games this week, the Wildcats had an easier !(ime; b!owing their opponents away by an average of 43 points. Strong defensive efforts, combined with high powered scoring keyed the wins. Against Sunapee, Huntington, Harrington and Osmer led the scorers with 21, 19, and 15 respectively while against Whitcomb, Huntington struck for 29 points aided by 14 from Harrington, Sanborn with nine and Bill Baker with seven. Woodsville 80, Lake Reg. 50 Plymouth 67, Woodsville 60 NEWPORT-- A first quarter blitz by the Woodsville Engineers was all that was needed in an easy 80-50 win over the Lake Region Rangers last week. Sharpshooting by Dave Patten (eight points) Robinson. The JV's opened of Newbury. their lfi-game schedule on r' '"INVISIBLE" I i or The Repair Of Woolen L.D. MONTAGUE, BRADFORD, VT. HAVE YOU BEEN HOS WITH A HEART ATrACK THE LAST 2-3 MONTHS? If you are willing to participate in a possibly prevent recurring heart attacks, call the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Hanover, New Hampshire, collect and 603-646-7933 between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 603-643-3895 after 6:00 p.m. Last Minute Su their team speed to dominate the game. An aggressive 1 offense helped put Lake i1!' Region in foul trouble early and they could never recover. A second half scoring margin of 33-20 put Woodsville out in front 80-50 at the buzzer. I Scoring honors went to Dave Patten with 20 points, helped out with 17 from Pat Riggie. AI Derosia also made double figures with ten. Woodsville would have liked to have some of the extra and defensive play and points they scored earlier in scoring by Pat Riggie (six the week for the game against points) got the Engineers off Plymouth A poor shooting • th - " -- on the right foot agamsL e.-second .... quarter proved winless Rangers. Bolting to a disasterous for the Engineers 24-17 first quarter lead, Woodsville upped it to 47-30 at the half and coasted the rest of the way for win number one. Although giving up a height advantage, Woodsville used BErWEF_00 THE STRIPES by Vidian Roe as they fell to Plymouth 67-60. A defensive lapse along with cold shooting in the second quarter put Woodsville behind 36-28 at the intermission and they never recovered• The Engineers were able to trim the lead by a basket, 49-43 at the third quarter buzzer but couldn't sustain momentum into the final eight minutes of play. Woodsville nit for 29 field goals to only 27 for Plymouth, but were outscored 11-2 from the charity line. Dave Patten tossed in 22 points for Woodsville. Oxbow 56, Mascoma 54 BRADFORD-- A single free throw by Sam Burroughs helped Oxbow and rookie coach Mark Hamilton to their first of the season. Burroughs sunk the front end of a 2 shot situation to put Oxbow in front by two, then alertly grabbed his own rebound to preserve the victory in a loosely played contest. With the game tied at 51-51 and 48 seconds left, junior guard Bandy Huntington sunk a jumper from the foul line, putting the Olympians out in front by two. A half minute later, Charlie Barton upped the lead to three by calmly sinking two free throws, hitting only net. A field goal with ten seconds remaining by Bill Williams cut the lead to one, 55-54. Up stepped Burroughs for his game winning shot, following a foul. With the exception of the final two minutes of the first two quarters, Oxbow carried the play to the Royals• In the first half, the Olympians frittered away leads of ten and nine points with less than two minutes remaining in each quarter. Oxbow still prevailed, 16-12 and 29-27 at the half. In the third quarter Oxbow hit four of their first five shots, two by Huntington, and one each by Charlie Grant and Mark Osadchey to build the lead back to six, 37-31. A jumper from the top of the key by Barton gave Oxbow its biggest second half lead 41-33 before the Royals started chipping away. With Oxbow ahead 47-41 the (please turn to page 19 CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH MARK HAMILTON in garnering his ][irst official high school basketball victory• Before his career is over, he'll have many more to add to the list. The first one is always one to remember. He led the Oxbow troops against a mediocre Mascoma team that already had two games under their belts, kept the team under control down the stretch and came away a winner• A sidelight to the win is what happened the day before the game. Hamilton's varsity squad dropped from 11 to eight with the loss of three players, due to their own decision. Its tough enough to win with the talent of 11 players, let alone being left high and dry at the last minute, losing three players. The remaining members of the team, however, showed what they were made of in pulling out win number one. Congratulations to both Hamilton and the team... IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO GO TO A THETFORD GAME and leaf through their enormous program. This year it is a mere 30 pages long and includes varsity, junior varsity and cheerleading rosters, as well as the school song, and cheers. The middle two pages are devoted to the current game, a capsule report and the opponent's roster. The balance of the program is made up of 24 (give or take a couple) pages of advertising prepared by the school. It is a heck of an idea. It would help if all schools would have available programs for the fans. So far this year I've only seen them at Thetford and Woodsville. It takes a little effort on someone's part, but it is well worth it, and it shows class. CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT TIME is coming up again in Wondsville. This is an annual event sponsored by the Woodsville Area Booster Club. Games are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 27th and 28th at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Teams participating will be Woodsville, White Mountain, ConVal and Pelham. Admission will be $2 for adults, $1 for children. Come and see some "good hoop." BLUE MOUNTAIN BASKETBALL TOURNEY and director Run Brown just completed another successful tournament. Now a fixture at BMU the annual holiday tourney is one that teams hope to be invited to. This year BMU hosted Sacred Heart, Littleton and Oxbow. The crowds, enthusiasm and basketball were all top rate. HANOVER'S HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT will be Dec. 27, 28 and 29th. Oxbow will again be participating in it, facing some of the toughest competition (with the exception of St. Jay) that they'll see all year. With it being down around coach Hamilton's 'stomping grounds' I'm sure he would enjoy winning a couple or three games down there. Before that, the Olympians have a tough road to hoe in an away game against Woodsville, Dec. 21st• Phone 444-2742 Call collect. SEARS ROEBUCK, Woodsville, NH. PIKE STORE, PJ(e. N.H, McLAM's STORE, E. Corinth, Vt. FAIRLEE GENERAL, Foirlee, Vt. ORFORDVILLE STORE, Orfordville, N H. BATH VARIETY STORE, Both, N.H. C,OTON GENERAL STORE, Groton, Vt. SOUTH RYEGATE STOR£, South Ryegote, Vt. WESTERN AUTO STORE, odford, Vt. MERRILLS' INSURAIE OFFICE. Lisbon, NH. Your complete clothing core center For pick-up and delivery service USE YOUR CHARGE ACCOUNT Woodsville"N. It. St. Johnsbury, @@OOl d)fa00 A&W ARTESIAN WELL since 19:)0 176o Lellmmm, N.II. For constipation relief reach for EX-LAX'tonighl, Ex-Lax helps restore your system's own rhythm overnight. Gently. Dependably. Try it You'll like the relief in the morning. Chocolatcd or pills, Ex-Lax is "The Overnight WonderY Read label and follow directions. © Ex-Lax, Inc.. 1982 WIN AT It isn't luck that makes people constant it is knowing how to play, when to play, choose. WE KNOW--and will share our you. Buy our "WIN AT BINGO" book and secrets. Become a winner at last! Send $5.95 plus $1.50 for postage and Wm Peck Sales Co., Inc. 62 W 45th St, N.Y.,N.Y. Order NOW and receive FRE._._.EE the premier "BINGO REVIEW", the only national bingo available. !-I YES, here is $5.95 ( ÷ $1.50), Rush my"WIN BINGO" book and include my free "BINGO /-1 1 onl I enclose $1 to cover the cost of postage Name Address City State Allow 3 to 4 weeks Money back g Revolutionary Method for Reroving EXCITING, FROM MIRACLE • 'Push-Ore€' is the revoutionot retr mow  t effoter, s woY. You Ooo't IOUSh or Mt sow • Slit I.F'HT ND rdCllff • NEAVY DUW CONS11KICIN ltR DeV SNOW • RKvCT FOR n ENTI FNtY • FOt $1.Y   • N.SO CRI FOR tl$ COMMmCt O INDUStgL  30. 14(X)tEBUI. C 0762 Bav