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Pressure, bench slay Battlers

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Never in 60 years known for its defense, Shepherd literally choked the life out of Alderson-Broaddus with a stifling full court, man-to-man pressure defense that carried the effort-giving Rams to a mammoth 92-59 conference win over the Battlers. Prior to Saturday’s thorough spanking at the Butcher Center, Alderson-Broaddus was an unbeaten 4-0 in […]

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Washington girls glide past Martinsburg

Patriots use second quarter to quiet Lady Bulldogs, 41-31 When homestanding Washington kept Martinsburg from accomplishing anything in the second quarter of the teams’ girls basketball game, the Patriots were well on their way to a 41-31 win over the Lady Bulldogs. The game was one of marked differences and form reversals.Martinsburg led, 10-6, after […]

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MARTINSBURG — Search through the age-old list of basketball adages or bromides and you’ll come across the one that says, “Teams that use pressure defenses don’t like to be pressed themselves.” After a mostly even first half that had unbeaten Martinsburg just ahead of visiting Washington by just four points, the third quarter had the […]

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Foul troubles for Gabby Flinchum, Emily Daniel, and Priscilla Moseh were too much for Shepherd to overcome last Thursday when the Lady Rams fell, 70-67, in a WVIAC game at Pitt-Johnstown. Shepherd dipped to 2-3 in the conference and just 3-6 overall while the Mountain Cats neared the .500 mark overall with […]

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — With Chad Moore beginning the 2013 portion of the Shepherd schedule with 31 points and 11 rebounds, the Rams picked up a choice WVIAC road win over host Pitt-Johnstown, defeating the Mountain Cats, 92-84, last Thursday. Shepherd stayed near the top of the conference’s mens basketball standings with a 4-1 league record […]

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Patriots take two in Maryland

  Bus was late, but Washington was ready for Railroaders HAGERSTOWN, Md. — About the only thing Washington was late for on Friday at the Hubs Holiday Classic at North Hagerstown High School was the scheduled start of its game against Brunswick. Turns out there was no bus ready to transport the Patriots to the […]

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The annual Jefferson Invitational wrestling tournament highlights the county’s sports schedule this weeekend. The two-day event commences on Friday and then starts again on Saturday morning in Shenandoah Junction. The finals in each weight bracket will be contested on Saturday. The usual field of eight or more schools is expected again this year. Jefferson has […]

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W. Liberty sends No. 1 team to face Shepherd

West Liberty has other work to do before it comes to Shepherdstown to see the Rams on Monday night. Shepherd has games at Pitt-Johnstown and later on Saturday at the Butcher Center against Alderson-Broaddus before trying to slow the No. 1-ranked Hilltoppers in the Butcher Center on Monday. This area doesn’t get to witness West […]

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TOP 10 Sports of 2012

Shepherd, WVU conference titles among highlights Five of the Top 10 sports stories for Jefferson County (Shepherd University) and West Virginia University include conference championships, individual honors, or a long-time coach leaving for another similar position. The 2012 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football championship was again Shepherd’s when the Monte Cater-coached Rams had a […]

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The second day of the event was cancelled because of inclement weather on Saturday. Jefferson fell behind early to the Campers, who were 5-2 overall with the win. Allegany had already claimed an 18-6 lead after one quarter. The lead had gone to 33-10 by halftime. Allegany emptied its bench for much of the second […]

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