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SHEPHERDSTOWN – After completing its first 20-win season since 1992, Shepherd men’s basketball may have accomplished the kind of breakthrough season necessary to take the program to the next level. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Rams will return three of their top-four scorers next year, as well as bring back a pair of strong contributors who […]

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Shepherd bats, pitching off to strong start

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Shepherd baseball coach Matt McCarty knew that his lineup was likely to keep his team in many games this season. Now combine that timely hitting with good starting pitching and the Rams are off to a strong start and tied for third in the Mountain East Conference standings. Shepherd split a four-game series […]

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Last Thursday evening a pair of allowance races and one early maiden special weight event helped highlight the last bitter cold night of the spring. One day earlier the daytime high approaches 70, but on Thursday temperatures rarely eclipsed the freezing mark. In the last allowance event of the card, a one-turn dash for fillies […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A bill that would strip statutory requirements for lottery funding earmarked for horse racing purses and make that funding subject to regular appropriation by lawmakers could put existing casino gaming in Jefferson County at risk and decimate the area’s economy, a leading state senator said. Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Jefferson, said […]

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Cougars’ stock rising in conference basketball

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – The Jefferson boys basketball program certainly didn’t finish its season the way the Cougars would have liked. But despite closing out the season with an 86-45 loss March 6 at undefeated and top-ranked Washington in the sectional semifinals, Jefferson improved immensely from a year ago and enters the offseason with realistic expectations […]

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Fab five win sectional

Washington eying state tournament berth CHARLES TOWN – No one has had a better seat than Don Bullett to watch undefeated Washington cruise to its first sectional boys basketball championship in school history. So perhaps it should mean a little more when the Patriots’ head coach includes himself among an audience enthralled by the intricacies […]

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Pats take first sectional crown

Washington caps undefeated regular season with tournament title

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Brother Derek joins Naylee Farm stallion roster

SUMMIT POINT – Five-time graded stakes winner Brother Derek has arrived at Naylee Farm and will take up residence this year standing at stud in West Virginia. The 100-acre thoroughbred breeding and foaling operation in Jefferson County owned by Rene Moore has leased Brother Derek for one year from Airdrie Stud in Kentucky to compliment […]

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