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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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Three freshmen players from Jefferson County high schools are currently playing for Frederick (Md.) Community College in the National Junior College Athletic Association ranks. Frederick is NJCAA Division II team. Infielder Chris Godfrey is a sophomore who has appreared in 17 of the Cougars’ first 24 games. Godfrey had 35 official at-bats and 15 hits […]

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Lady Cougars win a number of one-run games

On Wednesday, March 28, Jefferson’s softball team was able to rally in the top of the seventh inning to post a come-from-behind, 5-4, win over homestanding Hampshire. Shannon Lyons was Jefferson’s pitcher of record and also crashed a home run in the top of the seventh. The next night, the Lady Cougars bested visiting Millbrook […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN— The energetic children were on hand at Fairfax Field for a field day outing. They were hurried off just before a rain delay of 70 minutes interrupted some shoddy baseball being shown them by both Shepherd and its WVIAC opponent, Concord. Before the rain came, there had been 18 runs scored in just two […]

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Winning for the second time in two days on its home field, Washington took full advantage of Hedgesville’s passed balls, wild pitches, and fielding mistakes to tame the Eagles, 7-2, last Tuesday. With the win, the Patriots improved to 4-3 overall, while Hedgesville went to 6-3 overall with the loss. It was a three-run first […]

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ARLINGTON, Va.— On Saturday at Barcroft Park, Shepherd used the two-run home run from Nathan Minnick and the stingy pitching of Paul Hvozdovic, Justin Byrd, and Andrew Gallant to clip homestanding George Washington, 2-1. Minnick’s home run was his 14th in Shepherd’s 17-10 season. Hvozdovic pitched the first four innings, Byrd the next three, and […]

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