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Patriots speed cripples Mohigans in early matchup

CHARLESTON (March 19) – It took Dominique Newman all of 11 seconds to emphatically stamp his arrival at the state basketball tournament in Charleston. Washington’s Kendell Smith won the opening tip, tapping the ball to forward Josh Dudley, who passed it on to Newman. The senior guard then pulled up from well behind the 3-point […]

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CHARLESTON – It wasn’t supposed to end this way. But sometimes these things happen. Nevertheless, the Washington boys basketball program had a helluva season, one for the ages and one that won’t soon be forgotten. It will be tough to cast aside what has been clear domination for much of the past four months. The […]

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Familiar face headlines jumpstart to racing calendar

Track record-holder Immortal Eyes has sights on Charles Town handicap CHARLES TOWN – The last time Immortal Eyes raced, which was October at Charles Town, the millionaire bay gelding did what he’s done so many times before – win in blistering time. Five months removed from victory in the Jefferson County Handicap, the 9-year-old sprint […]

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Rams crack regional top-10 after four-game sweep  of West Virginia State

SHEPHERDSTOWN – The Shepherd University baseball program has joined the Division II regional hierarchy after sweeping back-to-back doubleheaders against West Virginia State last weekend in Shepherdstown. The Rams broke into the Atlantic Region rankings on Monday tied for 10th. Shepherd, which wasn’t previously ranked, swept a four-game homestand last week against the Yellow Jackets, outscoring […]

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First-year head coach West’s contract not renewed after Rams endure poor season SHEPHERDSTOWN – Shepherd University has decided not to renew the contract of women’s head basketball coach Toni West, after the Rams struggled to a 4-23 record this season and were ousted from the postseason conference tournament following an 18-point first round loss. Athletic […]

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Patriot Pride

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Patriot Pride
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CONGRATULATIONS ON AN AMAZING SEASON!
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SHEPHERDSTOWN – State lawmakers have passed a bill that will permanently redirect 10 percent of thoroughbred and greyhound racing’s share of casino gambling revenue to help compensate for projected public funding shortfalls. The legislation also makes permanent a nine-year-old shift in slot machine revenue to pay for the state workers’ compensation fund, a measure originally […]

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On to states

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On to states

Top-seeded Pats open tourney against Morgantown CHARLES TOWN – Kendell Smith remembers all too well that hollow feeling of what could have been after Washington was bounced in the semifinals of the state basketball tournament a year ago in Charleston. That stinging second-round loss to eventual state champion Martinsburg has served ever since to motivate […]

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Giovanni Boldini named West Virginia Horse of the Year

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Charles “Buck” Woodson knew as soon as he laid eyes on him that the leggy dark brown colt was destined for great things. How correct his breeder has turned out to be. Giovanni Boldini, born in 2011 on Woodson’s 40-acre Buckstud Farm near Charles Town, was named West Virginia-bred Horse of the Year […]

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