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Johnson sets state record with seven TDs

Cougars crush Hampshire 51-7 in 2014 home opener SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – When Christian Johnson scored five touchdowns in the season opener against Spring Mills, the Jefferson sidelines were abuzz about the possibility its star junior wide receiver could break the single-game scoring record. Two weeks later, the hypothetical became reality in a blowout victory in […]

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Cougars return home after tough road trip

Jefferson wins pair, drops first game of year against Morgantown SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – Jefferson boys’ soccer coach Chris Steffey said he believes his team weathered a tough road trip last week relatively well, leaving the Cougars in solid position to take advantage of an upcoming home stand. Jefferson defeated St. Maria Goretti (8-0) and Wheeling […]

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Cougars open season with six straight victories SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – First-year Jefferson girls soccer coach Matt Speaker couldn’t have penned a much better start to the season if he were a Hollywood scriptwriter. Six victories and one tie through the first seven games have seen the Cougars clicking largely unscathed through the early going. Now […]

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Jefferson notches second win of season on road against Miners

Cougars prepare to entertain Hampshire FROSTBURG, Md. – Second-year Jefferson head coach Craig Hunter knows he has a good high school football team with a lot of potential. The Cougars would be even better, he says, if they’d ditch the sluggish starts that seem to have plagued them in each of their first two games […]

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Jefferson’s Lowe, Garces off to strong starts SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – A year removed from a broken shin that ultimately led to limited playing time, Jefferson forward Jacob Lowe seems to be making the most of his senior season. No one is more pleased with Lowe’s effort than Cougars boys’ varsity soccer coach Chris Steffey. After […]

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Colbert leading young Cougars early on during fall campaign

Defending regional champs look to fresh legs to recharge squad SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – It’s no surprise where the county’s best chance for success in high school cross country rests: With Jefferson junior Abby Colbert. Colbert has put together four strong showings thus far this season, including individual victories last month in the Knight Night Relays […]

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Jefferson launches aerial assault in victory

Christian Johnson leads Cougars with five TDs SPRING MILLS – The fact that Jefferson took to the air early and often during its season-opening victory against Spring Mills wasn’t much of a surprise. The manner in which the Cougars did it, however, was simply outstanding. Junior wide receiver Christian Johnson caught four touchdown passes from […]

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Cougars looking strong on pitch 
after state semifinal run last season SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – Jefferson head coach Chris Steffey led the Cougars to the state semifinals last year during his first season atop the local boys’ high school soccer program. Steffey sees no reason why this year’s squad can’t be equally competitive. Jack Barrat, Jacob […]

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Cougars sweep conference championships

Jefferson boys, girls track looks for regional success SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – Martinez Grant set a school-record winning the long jump and Andrew Milliron won the 1,600- and 3,200-meters as the Jefferson boys’ track and field program claimed the Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference championship convincingly on Saturday over five league rivals. Grant, the defending Class AAA […]

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Washington, Jefferson teams ousted from tournament

Pats, Cougars stand to return bulk of talent next season CHARLES TOWN – High school softball in Jefferson County is done for the year, as sectional champion and top-ranked Class AAA powerhouse Musselman has ousted both Jefferson and Washington from the postseason tournament. The Patriots were the last county team standing, but consecutive mercy-rule losses […]

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