From the pages of the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times, Nov. 16, 1988

From the pages of the
November 16, 1988

Dick Ennis Edges Sax Lambertson
By David Flood
Sun-Times editor
    Richard Ennis took the area in and around Smyrna by a large enough margin to carry him to victory in his Levy Court race against Saxton Lambertson. The Ennis-Lambertson race was the only close one locally in the election held Nov. 8.
    In the State House races, Rep. Bruce Ennis, brother of Richard, won unopposed in the 28th District and Rep. Donald Clark captured two-thirds of the vote in the 29th District.
    In other races, local voters for the most part agreed with voters across the state and across the country. They voted for George Bush for president, William Roth for U.S. Senate, Thomas Carper for U.S. Representative, Michael Castle for Governor, David Levinson for Insurance Commissioner and Emily Morris, Sandra Dean and John Williams for the Kent County row offices….

Town of Smyrna Looking to Break Even
By Susan Biro
Staff writer
    Smyrna Finance Director Andy Johnson said the numbers are looking so good that the town may come close to wiping out a projected $155,391 deficit by the end of the year.
    This shortfall figure was reached weeks ago after the town raised the fuel adjustment portion of residents’ electric bill, and made cuts to the ’88 budget. That extra charge of three-quarters of a cent per kilowatts used, which started with the August billings, had knocked the $155,391 number down to around $65,000 by the end of October, Johnson said….

SHS Field Hockey Finishes Best Season
By Susan Biro
Staff writer
    There was much more sweetness than bitterness in Smyrna’s 1-0 loss in the quarterfinals of the state field hockey tourney this past Saturday, Nov. 12 against Concord. Considering what this year’s squad accomplished, there were many good things for Coach Mary Conlon to think about after Saturday’s loss.
    They had gone one important step further than any other Smyrna field hockey team when they advanced to the second round of state tournament play….
    The Smyrna squad finished 8-1-2 in the conference and 12-3-2 overall, including the state tournament.
    Smyrna took a home field advantage into the first round of state tourney play when they hosted William Christian on Nov. 9. The Eagles had never played William Christian in the regular season and went to “sudden death” overtime to pull out a dramatic 2-1 win….
    With only a few minutes left in the third overtime, Kelly McGinnis was able to score the game-winning goal. She was assisted by Gretchen Russin….

Local Wrestlers Compete in N.J.
    Five Smyrna boys competed in the Highland All-Star wrestling tournament held Nov. 12 in Blackwood, N.J., and four came away with placings.
    There were two divisions, 10 years of age and under, and 12 and under. The boys represented the Diamond Wrestling Club.
    Placing first in the 65-pound division was Jeremy Thompson. Other placers were Harry Blendt, 3rd, 50 pounds; Aaron Jester, 3rd, 55 pounds; Victor Keeler, 3rd, 65 pounds; and competing in the 60-pound weight class was Kent Robinson.

Everett, Keleher to Coach High School Basketball Teams
By Susan Biro
Staff writer
    This year’s girls and boys varsity basketball seasons might seem more like a changing of the guard this week – at least where the coaching positions are concerned….
    Taking over the boys varsity program this year will be Jay Keleher, the girls varsity coach for the past two years.
    Who gets the varsity girls now? A familiar face, Martha Everett, who coached the girls varsity program from the 1976-77 season to the 1984-85 season. Everett has coached the middle school girls program since 1985….