From The Archives From Benton County Enterprise Sports; August 27, 1987

By: 
Adam Dean Howe
Enterprise Staff
‘Soap Scrimmage’ Wills Give WHS Fans Preview
A pre-season intrasquad “Soap Scrimmage” will be played by the Warsaw High School football team Friday, August 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. 
This will allow area football fans an excellent opportunity to preview the 1987 Wildcats a week prior to their first game here September 4, against traditional opening night opponent Windsor. 
Cost of admission to the controlled scrimmage will be a bar of soap.  The accumulated “Gate” will then be used throughout the year in the school’s locker rooms.
Coach Randy Morrow attended a meeting of the Tri-County Conference football coaches Tuesday, August 18, at the Arrowhead Lodge in Lake Ozark for the purpose of voting on a pre-season poll.
School of the Osage was the consensus pick to become the conference champion, with Blair Oaks surprising many by receiving the nod for the number two spot.
Picked for third, fourth and fifth slots respectively were Eldon, California and Tipton.  Warsaw was voted number six and Versailles seventh in the poll.  
Morrow said that while he had hoped for a higher prediction and was confident that R-9 would indeed achieve more than predicted, but commented at the same time he wasn’t too surprised to have been inserted into the number six ranking.  “Considering our 1-9 record last year, we’ll just have to go out on the field and earn the respect.”
Seventeen Out For Warsaw Volleyball Squad
Coach Peggy Gilmore welcomed 17 candidates to the opening session of Warsaw High School volleyball practice August 12 in preparation for the team’s first game September 10.
Following daily practices over the past 2 weeks, Gilmore says she is quite encouraged over the squad’s progress thus far.  Now embarking on her second year at the Lady Wildcat helm, Gilmore said, “We were 6-16 last season and lost most of the team through graduation, but even so the thing that excites me going into this fall is the vastly improved attitude and hustle the girls have shown.”
The R-9 netters have 3 returning letterwomen” sophomore Mindi Massey and seniors Carissa Proctor and Rhonda Johnson.
Other squad members with previous playing experience are junior Heather Henderson, and sophomores Shelly Hutton, Kristi Breshears and Christine Hazel.  Additionally, sophomore Andrea Sherman played on last year’s junior high team.
Moving up into the high school ranks this season are freshmen Stephanie Morland, Robyn Kirby, Tanya Young, Kim Gillman, Cori Henderson, Jennifer Henderson and Amie Bell.  
Trying out for the tea for the first time this year are senior Jenny Gerrero and sophomore Catherine Rogers.  
No Changes In Slo-Pitch League Standings
There were no changes in the Warsaw Mens Slo-Pitch Softball League standings following Friday night action at Lumpe Field --- what little action there was.
In actuality, Friday’s third and final matchup constituted the entire night’s play considering that the first two contests consisted of forfeits.
The evening’s first confrontation was a misplay when United Missouri Bank was unable to field enough players and were thus forced to bow without an at bat to Clinton’s Elite Cleaners.  And then the spectators were again cheated out of a game at eight o’clock when the Warsaw Tavern could not produce a team against Braden Concrete Construction.
Both of the above mentioned non-show winners thus remained in a second place deadlock one and one-half games behind league leading Art’s Building Supply.
Art’s stayed on top of the loop standings by virtue of an easy 13-1 triumph over fourth place Barnes Well Drilling.
In the one contest played, there was never any doubt as to the final outcome, the Builders putting together in their four times at bat successive run totals of two, four, two and five runs.  They meanwhile limited their opponents to just one meaningless run in the final inning of the game called after four and one-half innings on the 10 run lead rule.  
John Cyrus blasted one far over the left field fence in the fourth to culminate the Art’s attack and Pat Breshears circled the bases for an inside the park home run, while pitcher Pug Bledsoe aided his own cause with a 3-for-3 night at the plate and a pair of hits apiece came off the bats of Billy Hanns, Breshears and Jim Hammond.
Accounting for 1 hit each for the Drillers were Jim Shinn, Marty McLaughlin, and Ed and Stuart Simons.
Golf News
Rod Grobe set a new 9 hole scoring record for the Shawnee Bend Municipal Golf Course on Sunday, August 9.
Playing with Bob Sartin, Grobe fired a 3 under par 33, a stroke better than the 34 recorded a year ago by John Barb.  The round consisted of 6 pars and birdies on the par 5 first hole, par 3 third hole and par 4 fourth hole.
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John Wiest was the winner in Mens League competition Thursday evening.  
Utilizing a “One-Man Scramble” format, Wiest fashioned a 3 strokes under par 33 for the 9 hole event.
Each player had the opportunity of hitting a second (or “Mulligan”) shot at any time, but if doing so had to play the second shot.  This created somewhat of a gambling approach, players not wanting to risk a worse fate unless the first shot was truly in bad shape.
Larry Burditt’s 34 was good for second place and tying for third with 35’s were John Barb and Rod Grobe.
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Winning the Tuesday Womens Golf Association play Tuesday, August 11, were Hazel Scott and Fauntilla Thompson.  
They turned in a score of 44, while second place in the scramble tournament went to Sharon Ramsey and Sharon Miller with a 46.
Sharon Hix and Emma Alderman shot a 48 to claim third place.
Booster Club Fund Drive For WHS Wildcats 
Warsaw Wildcat Football will kick off its new season with a pre-season soap scrimmage this Friday, August 28, at 7 p.m. at the Warsaw High School.  The public is welcome to come and cheer the team on as well as have an opportunity to meet players, coaches, cheerleaders and other personnel.  Admission is a bar of soap.
In connection with the scrimmage, the Warsaw High School Booster Club will begin its annual membership drive.  Dues are $3.00.  And for everyone joining, the will receive an “I Love the Wildcats” bumper sticker.
The first home football game is Friday, September 4, at 7:30 p.m. when Warsaw meets Windsor.  At this time the Booster Club will again conduct their membership drive as well as host a hamburger fry before the game in the high school cafeteria, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The menu, which includes hamburgers, chips, baked beans, pie and drink is $2.50 per person.  
Monies earned will go toward further building of concessions and restrooms at the stadium.  The club recently completed a successful drive that culminated in the practice field now being used by high school physical education classes as well as for football and band practices. 
And a special treat during halftime of the first home game will be cheerleading assistance from those children ages 5-12 who participated in the summer cheerleading camp.  A practice will be held at 6:15 p.m. prior to the game for everyone involved.  Letters will be distributed after school starts to parents about additional practice.  Children involved in the half-time performance attended the one-day clinic in June under the sponsorship of the junior high cheerleaders.  

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