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Fouling Eagles fall to Pats

Washington improves to 10 victories in 54-49 triumph Washington has lost only three times this season. Poor free throw shooting has been one of the ugly-faced culprits in all three losses. Even in many of its 10 wins the Patriots haven’t fared well at the foul line. Most of those wasted chances and wasted free […]

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HEDGESVILLE — A last-minutes scoring flurry moved Hedgesville past Washington, 62-56, in a Sectional girls basketball game played last Thursday. Coach Ben Merica’s Lady Eagles trailed until the final two minutes when they converted a telling number of free throws to win for the ninth time in 16 games. Washington was losing its third straight […]

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Millbrook girls defeat Patriots a second time

For the second time this season, the Millbrook High girls basketball team found the ways to beat Washington. The Lady Pioneers had won by only five points in a home game in Winchester, but bettered that margin with a 50-31 win on Washington’s home boards last Wednesday. The Lady Pioneers improved to 11-2 overall while […]

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Will they all be tainted by the proof against Bonds, Sosa and Palmeiro?

It’s not the advancement of time. It’s not as easy as just saying change is inevitable. It’s not progress. And it’s not because the voters are all different or because there are so many of them here in 2013. There is no status quo. Either you move forward, or you begin to fall behind because […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Jogging off the court at halftime, the Shepherd team had a list of problems that was headed by the 10-point deficit it faced against conference opponent Seton Hill. The Rams badly needed a rocket-fired start to the second half. A start where they cut significant points off the Griffins’ lead. Such a productive […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — With Alex Tamaz having her best half of the season, Shepherd made the last five minutes of the opening half against Seton Hill so meaningful that it scored 20 points and broke away from a 29-29 tie to lead 49-34 by the intermission. And that was just the tip of the Shepherd spear. […]

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SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — The Shippensburg boys swim team won its first meet of the season to improve to 1-7 overall when it defeated Jefferson, 92-85. The Greyhounds won all but two of the 12 events held when Chris Dixon, Quinn Slattery and Pablo Delis all won two individual races. Delis also swam on two winning […]

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Transfer player leads Falcons win over Rams

Senior Malik Smith came to Fairmont from St. John’s SHEPHERDSTOWN — Transfers don’t have a good reputation when it comes to those that move from place to place to play basketball. Too many of them don’t turn out to be classroom models. Or even helpful on the court to the teams where they move. Fairmont […]

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Patriots pummel Pioneers, 74-56

WINCHESTER, Va. — Balanced scoring and an effective defense were two parts of Washington’s equation in its 74-56 road win over Millbrook last Wednesday. The Patriots improved to 9-3 in beating the host Pioneers for the second time this season. Washington’s pressure defense was able to keep Rze Culbreath and his teammates off balance with […]

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Lady Rams clip Falcons’ wings in overtime

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Working overtime gave Shepherd its most important women’s basketball win of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Butcher Center. Fairmont, uncomfortably residing in first place in the 15-team WVIAC, made a run behind its full-court pressure defense to overcome a 15-point deficit and send the game into overtime. But in the overtime, […]

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