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Weather almost as important as athletes at Taylor Relays

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— The annual Jim Taylor Relays that begin the high school track and field season have often been troubled by foul weather. Either its cold and breezy or just plain cold. But this past Saturday it was windy . . . and chilly . . . and it rained too much and too hard […]

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INWOOD— Jefferson’s early lead did not hold up. Though it was only a slender lead, the Cougars could never secure it. And so Musselman erased a one-run deficit in the last innings to get a 5-4 win. The loss was Jefferson’s second straight after three early-season wins. The Applemen improved to 6-0. Dennis Jackson scored […]

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MARTINSBURG— A six-run third inning that was highlighted by a grand slam home run from Nate Temple led homestanding Martinsburg to an 8-4 win over Washington in a baseball game played on Friday night at P.O. Faulkner Park. Martinsburg trailed, 1-0, when it batted in the third. After the tying run had scored on one […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN— Shepherd completed a doubleheader sweep of Wheeling Jesuit when it batted 10 men in the first inning against Cardinal pitcher Jordan Kraus, scoring six runs, before turning that lead over to pitcher Brandon Coffey. Coffey went four scoreless innings in the Rams’ 8-1 win. Kraus had pitched 27.1 innings in the 2012 season and […]

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ELKINS— Pitcher Trevor Appleby and first baseman Nathan Minnich led Shepherd to a 10-3 win in the first game of a WVIAC doubleheader against Davis & Elkins last Wednesday at Harpertown Field. The Senators routed Shepherd starting pitcher Jamie Driver in the nightcap and posted a 12-6 win over the Rams to gain a split […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN— When nobody else was able to play softball or baseball on Saturday, the Shepherd softball team was able to defeat visiting Davis & Elkins, 9-0 and 10-2, in a WVIAC doubleheader. The games were the first conference games for both teams. In winning 9-0 in five innings, Shepherd had two hits but received 11 […]

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They saw Candy Spots’ unusual markings on the lead in the Preakness

Willie Shoemaker had been brooding for two weeks about his loss aboard the large California chestnut, Candy Spots. “The Shoe” and owner Rex Ellsworth’s irregularly marked three-year-old had come into the Kentucky Derby with an unbeaten record. There had been six races and six wins in Candy Spots’ past. And the colt and Shoemaker were […]

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Reneesgotzip just might live up to her peppery name

So far this year, Reneesgotzip has been able to keep to a course that will take her to Churchill Downs the first week in May. Should she continue training well for Peter Miller, and should her health remain just where she is — on the uptick and ready for the best race of her young […]

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Charles Town offered the second round of eliminations in its starter handicap tournament that will culminate with a $50,000 championship on Saturday, April 14 on the undercard of the Charles Town Classic. One thing was certain after the first of the two second-round preliminaries — trainer Scooter Davis appears to hold most of the cards. […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— Three of Hedgesville’s 10 runs were earned. All nine of Jefferson’s errors were ugly . . . as were the five walks allowed by starting pitcher Cody Butts . . . and the passed ball, wild pitch, and balk that were sprinkled in throughout Jefferson’s 10-4 loss to visiting Hedgesville. Over the nearly […]

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