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After winning first game, Jefferson volleyball blanks Patriots: After finding the ways to win the tightly contested first game of its volleyball match against arch rival Washington, Jefferson was able to move on to a 3-0 victory over the Patriots.

The opening game was even at 19-19 before the Lady Cougars surged through the final points to record a 25-22 win.

Jefferson had a 25-20 win in the match’s second game. Although Washington led at times through the middle and late stages of the third game, the Cougars also pulled that one out, winning it 25-22.

Kaitlyn Boyd had five kills and served 11 aces for the winning Lady Cougars. Lindsay Silveous had 19 assists, Maddy Nace was credited with 18 digs and Mallory Jackson added five kills.

Cameron Payne and Abbey Lesznar led Washington’s hustling defense.

Jefferson’s Bryan Orcutt and Washington’s Stone Sanders vie for control in the midfield area.

Jefferson’s Bryan Orcutt and Washington’s Stone Sanders vie for
control in the midfield area.


Close games don’t favor Patriots: Even though it stayed close to visiting Martinsburg for the first two games, the Washington High volleyball team never found the means to defeat the Lady Bulldogs in any of the three games it took the Berkeley County team to beat the Patriots, 3-0.

The first game was tied at 16, before Martinsburg tallied nine straight points to win, 25-16. The lengthy second game seemed to go on for a long time before the Lady Bulldogs won it, 30-28.

The third game turned out to be anticlimactic with the Lady Bulldogs rushing away to a 25-10 win.


Forrest, Cougars post 1-0 soccer win over Patriots: Jefferson improved its impressive boys soccer record to 14-2-2 with a 1-0 shutout win over host Washington High.

The victory over their county rival gave the Cougars a second-place finish behind only Martinsburg in the newly-formed Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference.

Ian Forrest was Jefferson’s goalkeeper in the shutout victory.

Brett Stuart scored the game’s only goal, breaking a scoreless deadlock in the second half.

Hunter Koppenhaver had an assist on the game’s only goal.

Once it secured its one-goal lead, the Jefferson defense and goalkeeper Forrest remained steadfast in keeping the Patriots off the scoreboard.


Evan Snyder heads the ball after outjumping a Jefferson player. Jefferson defeated the Patriots, 1-0. The two teams are in the Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 tournament this week.

Evan Snyder heads the ball after outjumping a Jefferson player.
Jefferson defeated the Patriots, 1-0. The two teams are in the Class
AAA, Region II, Section 2 tournament this week.

Maloney paces Jefferson soccer victory: Jefferson put the finishing touches on the girls soccer regular season with a 7-0 win over visiting Musselman.

Maddie Malonery had three of the seven Lady Cougar goals and Kat Hussion registered a pair of goals against the Lady Applemen defense.

The other two Jefferson goals came from Calli Maloney and Lara Paxton. Jordyne Bowers was credited with two assists and Jordan Devine and Sarah Moffett each had an assist in the shutout.

The Jefferson goalkeeper in the blanking of the Lady Applemen was Shelbie Spencer, who was credited with seven saves.

Jefferson will join the Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 tournament on Thursday when it hosts a semifinal game at 5 p.m.


Shepherd basketball names Miller as new assistant: Former Maryland high school coach Matt Miller has been named as Shepherd coach Justin Namolik’s full-time assistant coach. Miller replaces Eric Gabriel, who went to High Point (NC) to be an assistant.

During his five-year tenure (2008-13) at Churchill High in Potomac, Md., Miller’s teams were 79-41 overall.

Miller also coached at Wheaton High in Montgomery County, Md. as well as serving stints as a college assistant at St. Mary’s (Md.) and Marymount University in Virginia.

A 2005 graduate of Marymount, where he played for three years, Miller attended Gonzaga High in Washington, D.C.


Washington boys settle for rainsoaked soccer tie: Homestanding Hedgesville and Washington were already playing on a damp field before a heavy rain came to their boys soccer game in the second half.

The Patriots had a 1-0 lead before the second-half rain changed the game’s complexion to some extent. Hedgesville scored two of the last three goals to provide a wet ending to a 2-2 tie.

Washington’s Ben Capriola had given the Patriots a 1-0 lead, but the Eagles got even at 1-1 when Roosevelt Boh notched a Hedgesville goal.

With only about eight minutes remaining, the Patriots’ Blake Thaldorf pushed Washington ahead, 2-1, with his goal. However, Ben Hartiens sent his kick into scoring range where Luis Reyes-Martinez made an assist pass to Jordan Aikens for the game-tying goal.


Washington soccer wins number one dozen: The Washington girls soccer closed out the regular season with a 4-0 win over Hedgesville.

The Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference champion Patriots finished off a 12-6-2 season with goals from Atley Fortney, Jessica Barr, Melissa Wermers and Kaydie Gustavel to get ready for the Class AAA Sectional tournament duels.

Washington had wrapped up the EPAC title when they stopped Jefferson, 3-1, earlier last week.

The win over county rival Jefferson gave Washington the No. 1 seed in this week’s Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 tournament.

Jefferson had an 11-4-2 overall record with the loss.

McKenzie Turner scored Washington’s first and third goal of the night.

Haelly Ramirez counted Washington’s middle goal in the two-goal victory.

Washington had only a 2-1 lead before the Ramirez goal boosted its lead.

Jefferson had gotten a goal from Kat Hussion with about 11 minutes remaining. Kate Glenn had an assist on Jefferson’s only goal.

Jefferson goalkeeper Shelbie Spencer made several out-of-the-ordinary saves among the 27 saves she had.

But the Patriots had the vital win. And had the first-ever EPAC championship.


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