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Some time this late winter/spring a sign with the simple date “2012″ will be placed alongside the dates “2004″ and “2009″ on the facing of the utility building in deepest left field at Shepherd’s Fairfax Field baseball facility. The “2012″ will indicate Shepherd’s latest WVIAC baseball championship. The other two dates were also years in […]

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McCarty: young coach on the rise

Just four years ago, Matt McCarty was pitching and playing shortstop for the Shepherd Rams as the team tried to win the 2009 WVIAC baseball tournament championship during a rainy weekend in Johnstown, Pa. Point Stadium had an artificial turf field, so the tournament progressed along to the final game where the Rams got the […]

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Jefferson High seniors Rynal Newman, Geoff Walker, and Darrod Doleman signed NCAA national letters of intent to play football at colleges within the state of West Virginia. Newman was a defensive back/running back for the Cougars. He signed his letter to attend Alderson-Broaddus in Philippi. The Battlers fielded a football team for the first time […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Like the thick clouds of dust that blotted the Oklahoma sun during the Dust Bowl era, the people there knew what was coming. When Martinsburg brought its twice-beaten basketball team to play at Jefferson, everybody associated with the game knew what was coming. Martinsburg would pressure Jefferson. Pressure Jefferson fullcourt until the […]

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When visiting Hedgesville outscored Washington by 14 points in the second quarter, that deep imprint made all the difference in world at the end where the Lady Eagles had a 66-58 win over homestanding Washington. The Lady Eagles did so well with their pressure in the second quarter that they had taken a 30-20 lead […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – Coach Ben Merica’s Hedgesville girls team quickly assumed command in the first quarter of its eventual 68-29 win over Jefferson. The Lady Eagles led, 16-7, after one quarter and had advanced that margin to 35-15 by halftime. In the second half, Hedgesville outscored the Lady Cougars, 33-14, to get the overwhelming Sectional […]

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins built a 20-point halftime lead and then cruised to a 74-56 win over visiting Shepherd in a WVIAC women’s game. The Lady Rams, then 9-11 overall and 8-8 in the league, made only 20-of-59 (33.9 percent) of their goal attempts and were staggered by the Senators’ 43-23 halftime lead. Davis […]

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WVU football signees

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West Virginia University signed one quarterback — Chavas Rawlins, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder from Monessen High in Pennsylvania — in its recruiting class just inked last week. The others signing national letters of intent with the Mountaineers were Daryl Worley (defensive back from Penn Charter High in Pennsylvania), Kevin White (wide receiver from Lackawanna CC in […]

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After winning four consecutive WVIAC sotfball titles, West Virginia Wesleyan has attained an elite status in the conference. In the league’s pre-season poll of the 14 coaches, the Bobcats were given the nod to repeat as the regular season champions. Ten of the 14 coaches gave the Bobcats their first-place vote. West Virginia State received […]

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Coming off its third straight trip to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional, Seton Hill is the WVIAC coach’s favorite to win the league’s 2013 baseball championship. The Griffins have won the last three North Division titles and won over 40 games in 2012. They are ranked 13th in the nation in a pre-season poll. […]

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