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Less than the sum of its parts

The coach has to apologize for his team’s lack of effort. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and view it instantly. Exclusive content Already have a Cleeng […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Jefferson turned aside challenges from Musselman, Washington, Hedgesville, Martinsburg, and Hampshire to win both divisions of the annual Eastern Panhandle Championships swim competition. The Jefferson boys amassed 173 points to outdistance Musselman (103), Washington (73), Hedgesville (67), Hampshire (64), and Martinsburg (34). Keegan Simmons was his usual double-winning self taking both the 50 […]

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BLUEFIELD — Several of the Shepherd women posted season highs as the Lady Rams made a quick recovery from an ugly loss to Ohio Valley by dispatching Bluefield, 98-65, on Saturday afternoon at the Shott gym on the campus of the Big Blues. Bluefield was a first-division team in the WVIAC and came into the […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Jefferson’s third win of the season came at the expense of Berkeley Springs when Jalen Smith, Michael King, and Kalen Nehler helped lift the Cougars to a 20-point lead by halftime en route to a comfortable, 75-46, win over the Indians last Tuesday. Smith, King, and Nehler had all but two of […]

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MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Mercersburg Academy scored the game’s last three points on free throws as the Blue Storm edged Washington’s girls basketball team, 61-58, last Tuesday. Hanna Warfield made one free throw with about a minute left and then Sidney Reath made two more in the last seconds to clinch the Blue Storm win. Warfield […]

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Fouling Eagles fall to Pats

Washington improves to 10 victories in 54-49 triumph Washington has lost only three times this season. Poor free throw shooting has been one of the ugly-faced culprits in all three losses. Even in many of its 10 wins the Patriots haven’t fared well at the foul line. Most of those wasted chances and wasted free […]

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HEDGESVILLE — A last-minutes scoring flurry moved Hedgesville past Washington, 62-56, in a Sectional girls basketball game played last Thursday. Coach Ben Merica’s Lady Eagles trailed until the final two minutes when they converted a telling number of free throws to win for the ninth time in 16 games. Washington was losing its third straight […]

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Millbrook girls defeat Patriots a second time

For the second time this season, the Millbrook High girls basketball team found the ways to beat Washington. The Lady Pioneers had won by only five points in a home game in Winchester, but bettered that margin with a 50-31 win on Washington’s home boards last Wednesday. The Lady Pioneers improved to 11-2 overall while […]

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Will they all be tainted by the proof against Bonds, Sosa and Palmeiro?

It’s not the advancement of time. It’s not as easy as just saying change is inevitable. It’s not progress. And it’s not because the voters are all different or because there are so many of them here in 2013. There is no status quo. Either you move forward, or you begin to fall behind because […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Jogging off the court at halftime, the Shepherd team had a list of problems that was headed by the 10-point deficit it faced against conference opponent Seton Hill. The Rams badly needed a rocket-fired start to the second half. A start where they cut significant points off the Griffins’ lead. Such a productive […]

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