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Dervon Wallace. Dalevon Smith. Damian Beane. Tailwind Tommy Addison. All breakaway runners for past Shepherd football teams. All capable of long-distance touchdown runs at any time and any place on the field. And now the Rams have none of those type of “home run hitters”. No real breakaway types. And the Rams haven’t been able […]

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Matt McCarty was a let’s-do-what-it-takes-to-win-this-game type of baseball player when Shepherd won the 2009 WVIAC tournament title in Johnstown, Pa. and with it the conference championship. He was used most often as a starting pitcher. But he relieved at times. Played shortstop at times. And was the designated hitter at times. After the 2009 championship […]

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Hook ‘em. Longhorns and the burnt orange uniforms. The Longhorn Network and athletic director DeLoss Dodds. Darrell Royal Stadium and the fringed sleeves of the hundreds in the University of Texas marching band. Unbeaten for Coach Mack Brown, long enough in Austin that the brown hair he brought with him from North Carolina has slowly […]

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Using much of the momentum it had achieved in winning the Fort Hill Invitational volleyball tournament on Sept. 22, Washington continued its mid-season surge with a 3-0 win over visiting Martinsburg last Tuesday, The Patriots won the three games in the match by scores of 25-15, 25-22, and 25-20. In the first game, Washington’s Michelle Sieminski […]

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Riser to exit Shepherd after 22 seasons

SHEPHERDSTOWN—After 22 seasons of mostly winning baseball, Shepherd baseball leader Wayne Riser will be leaving the only coaching job he ever had. Riser graduated from Shepherd. He holds a master’s degree from the college. And he poured countless hours into the baseball facility the school calls Fairfax Field. When Riser took over the head coaching […]

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Knockout blow

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Knockout blow

INWOOD — Musselman landed a five-touchdown haymaker in the first quarter against visiting Washington, had a shutout lead by halftime and then was ahead by over 40 points before completing a 55-34 win on Friday at Waldeck Field. After notching five touchdowns in a whirlwind of first-quarter scoring, Musselman had given the home crowd a […]

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CHARLESTON—Shepherd hadn’t scored. There was less than a minute to play before halftime. The Rams looked to be bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Charleston had the football and was trying to add to its 10-point lead. And then the sunny afternoon at Laidley Field suddenly and surely tilted toward the Rams. Keon Robinson intercepted a John […]

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ROANOKE—The rugged layout, marked by narrow fairways and fast greens, at the Stonewall Resort in Lewis County was the scene for the Class AAA, Region II golf tournament on Monday. The course’s difficulty took its toll on all the players from the eight schools entered with nobody threatening par. Washington High was able to win […]

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Football Sherando 50, Jefferson 7 Musselman 55, Washington 34 Next games: Musselman at Jefferson Fri. 7 p.m. Handley at Washington Fri. 7 p.m. Boys Soccer Jefferson 8, Berkeley Springs 2 Mercersburg Academy 4, Washington 2 This week: Washington at Berkeley Springs Thursday 7 p.m. Washington at Musselman Tuesday 7 p.m. Jefferson at Martinsburg Tues. 7 […]

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Shepherd got the play-making defense it needed on Saturday when it stifled previously unbeaten Charleston, 16-10. Nine of the Rams’ points were scored by the effective defense, which allowed the Golden Eagles only 191 yards of total offense. With its second conference win in two tries, Shepherd has now passed one of the league teams […]

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