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Patriots take two in Maryland

  Bus was late, but Washington was ready for Railroaders HAGERSTOWN, Md. — About the only thing Washington was late for on Friday at the Hubs Holiday Classic at North Hagerstown High School was the scheduled start of its game against Brunswick. Turns out there was no bus ready to transport the Patriots to the […]

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The annual Jefferson Invitational wrestling tournament highlights the county’s sports schedule this weeekend. The two-day event commences on Friday and then starts again on Saturday morning in Shenandoah Junction. The finals in each weight bracket will be contested on Saturday. The usual field of eight or more schools is expected again this year. Jefferson has […]

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W. Liberty sends No. 1 team to face Shepherd

West Liberty has other work to do before it comes to Shepherdstown to see the Rams on Monday night. Shepherd has games at Pitt-Johnstown and later on Saturday at the Butcher Center against Alderson-Broaddus before trying to slow the No. 1-ranked Hilltoppers in the Butcher Center on Monday. This area doesn’t get to witness West […]

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TOP 10 Sports of 2012

Shepherd, WVU conference titles among highlights Five of the Top 10 sports stories for Jefferson County (Shepherd University) and West Virginia University include conference championships, individual honors, or a long-time coach leaving for another similar position. The 2012 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football championship was again Shepherd’s when the Monte Cater-coached Rams had a […]

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The second day of the event was cancelled because of inclement weather on Saturday. Jefferson fell behind early to the Campers, who were 5-2 overall with the win. Allegany had already claimed an 18-6 lead after one quarter. The lead had gone to 33-10 by halftime. Allegany emptied its bench for much of the second […]

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Can Big 12 basketball opener equal the football donnybrook?

When Oklahoma visits the Coliseum on Saturday, it marks the beginning of the Big 12 Basketball Era for West Virginia. Remember the record-shattering beginning to the Big 12 Football Era when Baylor was at Mountaineer Field? It was a 70-63 win for West Virginia with Geno Smith’s 600-plus yards passing performance raising his Heisman Trophy […]

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Bench, free throws help Washington move past Pioneers

CHARLES TOWN — A long early lead played a significant role. So did players off the bench with their scoring contributions. As always with Washington, rebounding was important. Exacting steals and causing Millbrook turnovers were twin reasons the Patriots zipped out to an early advantage. But the outcome of the game last Tuesday against Millbrook […]

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WHEELING — Shepherd’s unbeaten WVIAC record is no more after the Rams fell, 97-92, to homestanding Wheeling Jesuit last Thursday. Conversely, the conference win was the first of the season for the Cardinals. The Rams were 3-1 in the WVIAC and 6-2 overall while having their five-game win streak stopped on the road. Wheeling Jesuit […]

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The Shepherd softball team has signed five players for the 2014 season, including Jefferson High pitcher/infielder Alexandra Witt. The JHS senior batted .474 in 2012 and had a 13-9 record as a pitcher. The other four Shepherd signees are Cedar Cliff (Pa.) outfielder/infielder Rubie Teffeteller, Bel Air (Md.) High infielder Jennifer Schofield, East Palestine (Ohio) […]

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Starting West Virginia center Joe Madsen is academically ineligible for Saturday’s Pinstripe Bowl game against Syracuse. Madsen was also academically ineligible for the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando and missed that game as well. Madsen has started 50 of the last 52 Mountaineer games.

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