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Heat joins cross country runners: A fatiguing sun and 95 degree temperatures were unwanted guests when Jefferson High’s cross country boys and girls both won quad meets contested over the grounds at Sam Michaels Park.

With Andrew Milliron leading the way, the Cougars finished with a meet-winning team score of 20. Milliron was clocked in 16:23. Jackson Jacobs was second, Rhett Zillinger third and Colin Hayes fourth as Jefferson swept the top four places.

Washington was second with 51 and Martinsburg took third with a team score of 67. Several Hedgesville runners competed but the Eagles did not have a full team.

In the girls division, Jefferson won with a team score of only 25. Washington was second with 38, followed by Martinsburg at 86 and Hedgesville had 106 to finish fourth.

The Lady Cougars’ Abby Colbert was the race’s winner with her time of 20:27. Teammate Emma Lindberg finished second while Washington’s Destiny Harrison was third overall. Completing the top five finishers were Washington’s Catrina Russell and Jefferson’s Lucia Valentine.


Patriots finish sixth, seventh in meet: The Washington girls finished sixth in the eight-team field at the Clear Spring (Md.) cross country Invitational. Destiny Harrison was seventh in the individual finishes with her time of 20:35.5 with Boonsboro’s Meggan Grams winning in 18:29.6. Boonsboro won the team championship.

The Washington boys were seventh in an eight-school field with Kendall Coles finishing 18th overall with his time of 18:24.4. Musselman’s Shane Rigsby won the race with his time of 16:22.8. Boonsboro (Md.) was the boys division winner with a team score of 42 with Musselman finishing second with 46 points.


Lady Cougars improve to 4-0-1: With Kat Hussion scoring both of its goals, Jefferson blanked visiting Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy, 2-0, in a girls soccer game played Thursday.

The Lady Cougars remained unbeaten at 5-0-1 while the Blue Storm had their record evened at 1-1-0.

The victory was Jefferson’s fourth in succession after it had opened the 2013 season with a 1-1 tie against University.

Kate Glenn was credited with an assist on one of Hussion’s goals. Shelbie Spencer was Jefferson’s goalkeeper in the shutout win, and the Lady Cougar played well enough as to allow only four Blue Storm shots.

On Sept. 10 of last week, Jefferson blanked visiting Martinsburg, 8-0, to drive its record to 4-0-1. Maddie Maloney scored three goals and Jessica Shakespere also scored another three goals. Hussion was able to post another Jefferson goal.

The Jefferson unbeaten season was no more after visiting Wheeling Park posted a 4-1 decision over the Lady Cougars on Saturday. Hussion had Jefferson’s lone goal after an assist from Maddie Hinkle.

Lady Cougars’ goalkeeper Shelbie Spencer had eight saves, but Jefferson went to 4-1-1 with its first loss.


Cougars are separated from winning streak: After winning its first four boys soccer games in shutout style, Jefferson visited equally unbeaten Martinsburg on Sept. 10 and suffered its first loss of the season to the Bulldogs.

Martinsburg (6-0-0) posted a 5-0 win over the Cougars (4-1-0) with high-scoring Tristen Reid (14 goals in six games) notching two goals. James Myers had a first half goal and Erik Ochoa and Touissant Boulez also scored for the all-winning Bulldogs.

Martinsburg increased its 2-0 lead at the half with three more second-half goals.

The shutout was Martinsburg’s fourth of the season.

On Saturday, Wheeling Park visited Shenandoah Junction. The Cougars and the Patriots played to a 1-1 tie that saw Jefferson use Brett Stewart’s goal to take a 1-0 lead at the half. The Patriots scored the only goal in the second half.

Jefferson was 4-1-1 overall after the tie.


Washington moves to 4-1 soccer win over Musselman: With Atley Fortney giving the Washington girls soccer team an early goal, the Patriots used that momentum to eventually move past visiting Musselman, 4-1, on Sept. 10.

The Patriots improved their overall record to 4-3-0. Musselman was 4-3-1 with the loss to Washington.

After Washington offensive threat Brianna Hester had to leave the game with an injury, it was Musselman that scored the next goal on Rachel Piepenbrink’s long boot that cleared the defense.

Fortney’s second goal shoved the Patriots back into the lead at 2-1. Later on, Fortney was fouled and Kayleigh Pierce tried a penalty kick that sailed past the Lady Applemen goalkeeper for a 3-1 lead.

With the game long decided and only six seconds remaining, the fourth and final Patriot goal was scored by Brittney Dudash.


Patriot boys soccer runs win streak to five: With its 2-0 win over Musselman Sept. 10, the Washington boys soccer team moved its winning streak along to four straight games.

The Patriots had a loss to unbeaten Martinsburg, but then reeled off four consecutive wins to improve its overall record to 4-1-0.

On Saturday, Washington bested visiting Greenbrier East, 1-0, to improve its overall record to 5-1-0 and give it a five-game win streak.

Washington now hits the road for a series of games that begin on Thursday night at arch rival Jefferson, moves on to Preston County for an evening game on Friday, is in Frostburg (Md.) on Saturday at 8 p.m. against Mountain Ridge, Md. and then faces Spring Mills on the road on Tuesday evening.


Burgess cards round of one-under: Patrick Burgess led Washington to a convincing 154-186 golf win over St. James at the Locust Hill course Thursday.

The Patriot senior fired a nine-hole round of 35, or one-under-par for the par 36 layout.

Helping the Patriots to the victory were Ryan Fleming (38), Dylan Mumaw (40) and Jacob Shuff (41).

All four of those Patriots bested the low round carded by any of the Saints, whose best score was turned in by Max Brady (43).

On Monday, Washington defeated St. Maria Goretti, 160-192, at Locust Hill with both Burgess and Mumaw carding rounds of 39 for their nine holes. Both Shuff and Fleming shot rounds of 39 as the Patriots won over the visiting Gaels.

Nik Steiner paced the Gaels with his 46.


Spring Mills gets 3-0 win over Patriots: Host Spring Mills posted a 3-0 volleyball win over Washington Thursday. The three game scores favoring the Cardinals were 25-23, 26-24, and 25-19.

Washington’s best chance came in the second game where it needed only one more point to secure the game. But the Cardinals made off with a two-point win instead.

The Patriots’ Abigail Leszner led the team in kills, but critical mistakes hurt Washington toward the end of the first two games.

Earlier in the week, Musselman posted a 3-0 win over the Patriots. The game scores favoring the Lady Applemen were 25-9, 25-10 and 25-12. Musselman improved its overall record to 6-1.

Musselman’s Kaci Dove had seven dighs, Kaitlin Ferretti was credited with 13 assists and Lexi Fritts had seven service aces.


Shepherd ahead to 15th: With its 27-7 win over host Fairmont, the Shepherd football team moved to 15th in the national rankings of the latest coach’s poll. The Rams were 17th last week.

Shepherd linebacker/defensive back Levi Barber was named the Mountain East Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Fairmont.

Barber was credited with seven tackles. He intercepted a pass and late in the game returned a recovered fumble 89 yards for the Rams’ final score.

The unbeaten Rams (2-0) are at home this weekend when they play Urbana (Ohio) in a Mountain East Conference game at Ram Stadium.


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