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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— In a triangular track and field meet held last week at Jefferson High it was the Cougars winning both the boys and girls divisions of the event. The Jefferson boys finished the afternoon with 84 points with Musselman scoring 61 points and Washington finishing third with 38 points. The Jefferson girls totaled 74 […]

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The Potomac Valley Conference selected its all-conference basketball teams and coaches of the year. The boys first-team had Garrett Grantham and Josh Dudley of Jefferson, Tyrek Collier and Kendell Smith of Washington, Brandon Ashenfelter, Donte Grantham, and Jalen Lewis of league champion Martinsburg, Trevon Wesco and Tommy Hargrove of Musselman, and Q.J. Peterson, Chris Shields, […]

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Jefferson was limited to only a Corey Mangold first-inning single when it suffered a 5-0 shutout loss to Martinsburg. Bulldog pitcher Jared Snow fanned 11 of the 21 outs he got in his route-going performance. Martinsburg had 10 hits off the combined pitching efforts of A. J. Boyd, Casey Billmyer, Cody Butts, and Blake Johnson. […]

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The Jefferson boys tennis team was able to reverse an earlier loss to Martinsburg when it defeated the Bulldogs, 4-3, last week. The Cougars won three singles matches with Devin Forman (No. 2), Isaiah Washington (No. 3), and Isaac Washington (No. 4) all posting wins. Martinsburg’s lone win in the singles matches came from Grant […]

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In blustery conditions that spewed dust and runs in the face of Berkeley Springs it was Washington defeating the Lady Indians, 10-0, in a three-run mercy rule softball game. Devin Williams authored the three-inning blanking of the visitors. Washington had nine hits in helping move its overall record to 7-6. Christina Collins went 3-for-3 for […]

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Rogombe, Ruiz win twice

BERKELEY SPRINGS— Washington rolled up 121 points, in advancing past the other eight schools in the girls division of the Berkeley Springs Invitational track and field meet. Both Rhonda Rogombe and Vivian Ruiz won two events for the Patriots. Rogombe won the high jump and the 400-meter dash while Ruiz prevailed in the 1600-meter run […]

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CHARLESTON— Jefferson High senior Garrett Grantham was named to the eight-player, Class AAA all-state first team and Washington senior Tyrek Collier was selected to the eight-player, all-state second team. The 5-foot-11 Grantham was a four-year starter for the Cougars while playing for his grandfather, Bob Starkey. In the 2011-12 season, Grantham averaged 21 points, nearly […]

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Copley’s best, late rallies beat Concord

SHEPHERDSTOWN— Matt Copley came into the nightcap of the Shepherd vs. Concord doubleheader with an earned run average of 6.30. The Rams had outscored the Mountain Lions in a rough-and-tumble first game. But they trailed by a run when the freshman joined the fray. Copley’s day began in the fifth inning when his right-fielder Michael […]

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Pitching: Lifeblood, more than fastballs, and baseball’s focal point

The baseball just lies on the grass. A young player stoops and picks it up. He has seen a few games on television. His whole family likes the game, and it appears that throwing a baseball could be fun. Without any instruction or help, the youngster tosses the baseball in the general direction of his […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— It was a meeting of teams with past baseball success. State championship trophies rest in all corners of their respective glass-faced cases. But both Jefferson and Martinsburg had so many 2011 seniors that their rosters and lineups are peopled by first-year starters galore. The defending state champion Cougars have just two returning starters […]

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