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The Grade II Charles Town Classic thoroughbred race will carry a purse of $1.5 million next year. Instead of the usual 60 percent of the purse going to the winner, next year’s “Classic” champion will earn $1 million. The “Classic” had a $1 million purse in 2012 and the $500,000 increase in money is expected […]

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Boys Basketball   Washington at Sherando Tonight 7:45 p.m. Handley at Washington Saturday 7:30 p.m.   Girls Basketball   Martinsburg 74, Jefferson 43 Musselman 44, Washington 37 Washington 59, Handley 30 Berkeley Springs 61, Jefferson 29   Next up: Washington at Sherando Tonight 6 p.m. Sherando at Jefferson Thursday 7 p.m.   Wrestling  Washington finished […]

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Rams improve to 4-1 in OT win

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherd has a quality team. Charleston has a quality team. Without much difference between the two WVIAC contenders, their Saturday meeting at the Butcher Center was expected to be an important conference game with the outcome meaning plenty even three months from now. None of the 700 people in attendance were disappointed in […]

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Neither team is in the middle of conference play. West Virginia is still a month away from its first-ever Big 12 game. And Marshall has some time before it begins play in ConferenceUSA. For once, both teams can concentrate on each other. Wholly concentrate on Wednesday’s game in Charleston. No excuses. No wondering which side […]

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Bill Hartack, at age 17, came to Charles Town to ride the thoroughbreds at the “bull ring” of a race track they had in Jefferson County. At 5-foot-4 and 111 pounds, Hartack came to Charles Town straight off his father’s farm in Cambria County, Pa. Born in the thick of The Depression in 1932, Hartack […]

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New York’s Pinstripe Bowl for ‘rewarded’ Mountaineers

It’s the new Yankee Stadium for West Virginia’s bowl caravan. The Pinstripe Bowl as the sun sets behind the outfield fence in the Bronx at about 3:15 p.m. Renewing acquaintances with old Big East rival, Syracuse. Kansas State is the Big 12 champion. The Wildcats go to the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona to face quicksilver […]

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Lady Patriots speed past Handley, 59-30

Washington evened its early-season girls basketball record at 1-1 with a 59-30 win on its home floor against John Handley High from Winchester. Handley was 1-2 with the loss. The Patriots, who opened the year with a close loss at Musselman, held a 34-20 lead by halftime. Both sides had experienced ball handling and passing […]

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HEDGESVILLE — Jefferson had a 2-8 team record in its 10 dual matches in two days at the Hedgesville Duals. The Cougars were hurt by having to forfeit matches in all 10 duals they wrestled. Against homestanding Hedgesville, the Cougars fell, 57-21, after forfeiting six weight classes. In the actual matches contested against the Eagles, […]

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With Tyler Cross, Dylan Ceravalo, and Jarod Jones each winning their particular weight bracket, Washington High opened its 2012-13 wrestling campaign with a third-place team finish in the 12-school Elite Opener tournament. The Patriots had 341 points to finish behind only team champion Colonial Forge (448) and Robinson (Va.) with 356. Cross had a 5-0 […]

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Washington girls fall to Musselman in opener

INWOOD — In the season opener for both girls teams, homestanding Musselman outscored Washington by 10 points in the second quarter and used that advantage to post a 44-37 win over the Patriots. After Washington had taken an 11-7 lead at the close of the first period, the Lady Applemen outpointed the Patriots,16-6, in the […]

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