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WESTON— In winning the team championship by almost 100 points at the Class AAA, Region II Meet, Jefferson swept all four of the relays that were held. Of the 171 points the Cougars literally amassed, forty of those points came from winning the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, and 4×800 relays in the meet held last Thursday […]

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Clark vaults toward Charleston

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— Years ago, headline writers began calling track and field athletes or their teams “thinclads” because they wore shorts and lightweight tops. On Saturday at the Potomac Valley Conference Meet, the Washington girls team was just plain “thin” in numbers . . . but numbers mattered little as the Patriots won their division of […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— Jefferson showed this year’s wares to the rest of the state when it ran away from the field of over 30 teams at the Gazette Relays in Charleston. Even after the Cougars claimed state championships in both 2010 and 2011, some down-state doubters still remained in their little enclaves. On Saturday, the Cougars […]

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Jefferson began defense of its Sectional softball title when it eliminated Hampshire, 5-0, in a second-round game played on the Lady Cougars’ home field. The top-seeded Lady Cougars had a first-round bye and saw Washington defeat Hampshire, 8-2, on April 30 at Washington. The Trojans were on the brink of elimination when they came to […]

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Johnson two-hitter helps Cougars past Trojans

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— Walks did it for Jefferson. Strikes and strikeouts from right-hander Blake Johnson defused Hampshire for the Jefferson defense and blunted the Trojans . . . leading the Cougars to the winner’s bracket with a 3-1 Sectional win in hand after Monday’s opening round game. Johnson fanned eight and spaced the four free passes […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— After falling behind by three runs to Bucky Timbrook’s runs-producing double, Jefferson finally used three walks issued by Hampshire starter Josh Crawford, a key passed ball, a catcher’s throwing error, and RBI hits from Andrew Grove and Fraser Brown get even with the Trojans. In the next inning, Matt Ballou, Casey Billmyer, and […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— An early lead was parlayed with the stingy pitching of Blake Johnson when Jefferson defeated visiting Urbana, 5-1, on Wednesday. The win was Jefferson’s third straight in three evenings and improved its record to 22-7 overall. Johnson’s route-going outing saw him strike out nine and yield only six hits. He walked three. Anthony […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— The Jefferson girls split a pair of tennis matches played against visiting St. Maria Goretti. Jefferson decisioned the Gaels 4-3 when India Watson defeated Ashley Robinson, 8-4, at No. 1 singles; Shelby Stanton beat Annie Cochran, 8-3, at No. 3; and Amy Schattel decisioned Lauren Clopper, 8-6, at No. 4 singles. Jefferson’s last […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— St. Maria Goretti posted a pair of boys tennis wins over host Jefferson last week. The Gaels had match wins by scores of 5-2 and 4-3 over the Cougars. In its 5-2 win, the Gaels had singles wins from No. 3 Rodrigo Reyna, who defeated Isaiah Washington, 8-6; and from No. 4 Mateo […]

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CHARLESTON— “Relays” in the name of the Charleston Gazette Relays was an appropriate appellation for the 2012 version of the 30-plus team track and field meet staged last Friday and Saturday at Laidley Field. Jefferson High ran past the field of teams with its 149 points. Winfield was a distant second with its 68 points. […]

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