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CHARLESTON — Brooke repeated as the Class AAA cheerleading state winner, besting runner-up Logan by fewer than four points. Brooke had 347.2 points. Jefferson finished fifth in the eight-school field. The Cougars had 308.75 points and were behind Riverside and Lewis County as well as the top two squads. Robert Byrd was the Class AA […]

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BOWIE, Md. — Cold-shooting Shepherd fell to homestanding Bowie State, 70-56, in a women’s basketball game played last Thursday in Maryland. The Lady Rams shot only 26 percent from the field and fell behind by 18 points by halftime and then made only 10-of-39 field goal attempts in the second half. Shepherd was 2-3 overall […]

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The Potomac Valley Conference has selected 16 players to its all-conference first-team offense and another 16 players to its all-conference first-team defense. The backs on the offense were Justin Clinton (Martinsburg), Gary Awkard (Martinsburg), Colin Gustines (Washington), Josh Ferguson (Musselman), and Caleb Dembeck (Musselman). The receivers were Cedric Brown (Martinsburg), Geoffrey Walker (Jefferson), Darrin Zombro […]

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BERKELEY SPRINGS — Jefferson finished ninth in the 14-team field that comprised the annual Max Horz wrestling tournament. The event was won by Loudoun County with 177.50 points. Handley was second with 157, followed by Independence (148) and James Wood (147). Jefferson finished with 71 points and had its best finish from Chris Yenchko, who […]

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The West Virginia Sports Writers Association placed Jefferson’s Kiersten Barnholt on its Class AAA girl’s soccer all-state second team. The organization also selected Jefferson’s Rachel Ransom and Washington’s Kylie Nelson to its “honorable mention” list. The 13-player first-team had Erika Yohn, Maggie Snively, and Makayla Schmidt of Morgantown High, Charlie Lucente and Hayley Claudio of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charleston police officer has been arrested on drunken driving charges, and police say he’s been placed on administrative leave along with another officer who was in the vehicle with him. Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster says Huntington police arrested Cpl. Steven “Matt” Webb early Sunday after the vehicle he was driving […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An educational exhibit on West Virginia’s statehood is available to organizations as the state enters next year’s sesquicentennial. The West Virginia Humanities Council is offering the exhibit “Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood” free of charge to historical and cultural groups, museums and other interested venues. The exhibit currently is on display […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials hope a study is closer to recommending ways to ease the state’s inmate crowding crisis. Researchers with the Justice Reinvestment Initiative are scheduled to update state officials Monday. The project aims to keep the public safe while also addressing West Virginia’s at-capacity prisons and overcrowded jails. West Virginia’s adult […]

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The West Virginia Division of Highways announced that Gardners Lane (Jefferson County Route 16/1) will be closed to through traffic at the railroad crossing on Tuesday. The portion of Gardners Lane to be closed is between Ridge Road (CR 16) and Morgan Grove Road (CR 16/5). This closure is necessary for Norfolk Southern to repair […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — More than 100,000 West Virginia households covered by the Public Employees Insurance Agency won’t see health care premiums rise or benefits shrink next year, under decisions reached Thursday by its finance board. Board members cited the $4 million in additional funds pledged by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin before voting against a proposed […]

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