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CHARLES TOWN – A bill that would strip statutory requirements for lottery funding earmarked for horse racing purses and make that funding subject to regular appropriation by lawmakers could put existing casino gaming in Jefferson County at risk and decimate the area’s economy, a leading state senator said. Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Jefferson, said […]

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Cougars’ stock rising in conference basketball

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – The Jefferson boys basketball program certainly didn’t finish its season the way the Cougars would have liked. But despite closing out the season with an 86-45 loss March 6 at undefeated and top-ranked Washington in the sectional semifinals, Jefferson improved immensely from a year ago and enters the offseason with realistic expectations […]

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Fab five win sectional

Washington eying state tournament berth CHARLES TOWN – No one has had a better seat than Don Bullett to watch undefeated Washington cruise to its first sectional boys basketball championship in school history. So perhaps it should mean a little more when the Patriots’ head coach includes himself among an audience enthralled by the intricacies […]

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Pats take first sectional crown

Washington caps undefeated regular season with tournament title

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Brother Derek joins Naylee Farm stallion roster

SUMMIT POINT – Five-time graded stakes winner Brother Derek has arrived at Naylee Farm and will take up residence this year standing at stud in West Virginia. The 100-acre thoroughbred breeding and foaling operation in Jefferson County owned by Rene Moore has leased Brother Derek for one year from Airdrie Stud in Kentucky to compliment […]

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Boys basketball Washington 76, Hedgesville 45 CHARLES TOWN (March 7) – Dominique Newman scored 24 points and Jerome Jones added 17 as top-ranked Washington defeated Hedgesville, 76-45, in Charles Town to win the sectional boys basketball title. The Patriots improved to 23-0 on the season and earned home court advantage in the regional finals scheduled for […]

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Shepherd wins conference tournament opener, falls to Glenville in quarterfinals

Men’s basketball Glenville State 74, Shepherd 72 CHARLESTON (March 7) – Senior guard Brantley Osborne scored a game-high 24 points, but Glenville State edged Shepherd, 74-72, in the quarterfinals of the Mountain East Conference tournament ending the Rams’ best season since 1992. Shepherd closed the first half on a 7-1 run to trail by only a […]

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Spa Creek remains undefeated on the year

Perhaps with the harsh winter finally behind, at least until the next arctic vortex arrives, Charles Town offered a trio of cards late last week that were more than mildly competitive. Several other West Virginia-breds opted to display their talents at other warmer venues, perhaps at tracks that are not accustomed to seeing them. On […]

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Horsemen see purse, development funds cut

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