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Patriots’ Gustines named All-State back

Washington’s Colin Gustines was selected to the Class AAA All-State football squad as a second-team defensive back. The West Virginia Sports Writers Association made the selections and placed four players from state champion Martinsburg on the 27-player first team. Martinsburg had lineman Eugene German, wide receiver Cedric Brown, “utility” player Justin “Cookie” Clinton, and defensive […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN —  Though it lost both the boys and girls dual swim meets Saturday versus Jefferson, Washington was able to defeat Brunswick and Hampshire in both divisions of a quad meet staged at the Shepherd Wellness Center. In the boys division, Washington outswam Brunswick, 51-31, and defeated Hampshire, 46-43. The Washington girls posted a 69.5-29.5 […]

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INWOOD — Jefferson went 2-3 in its five wrestling matches on Saturday at the Musselman Duals. The Cougars defeated Martinsburg (56-18) and Southern (Md.) by a 42-36 score. Kettle Run defeated Jefferson (45-32). James Wood (Va.) edged the Cougars, 39-34. And Keyser beat Jefferson, 44-30. Chris Yenchko had three pins and a major decision at […]

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WINCHESTER, Va. — Handley was able to reverse its loud loss to Washington by defeating the Patriots, 87-86, on Friday in an offensive-minded boys basketball game that saw Washington miss 22 free throws in losing for the first time this season. Handley had lost an 81-55 decision to Washington in a Jefferson County game. Keldon […]

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Inconsistent, inexperienced are these Mountaineers

Bob Huggins has three transfers who are eligible for the first time this season. On Saturday, in a made for television game against Michigan at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Huggins had already left center Aaric Murray back in Morgantown when he kept Matt Humphrey on the bench for the entire game. The third transfer, […]

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MILLERSVILLE, Pa. — With Dylan Ceravalo winning the championship at 160 pounds, Washington High was able to finish fifth in the 28-team field at the Penn Manor Invitational. Ceravalo was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler for his unbeaten performance. Both Ty Reynolds at 113 pounds and Tyler Cross at 120 pounds were able able […]

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WINCHESTER, Va. — Millbrook isn’t the same pressing/winning buzzsaw it has been for three seasons, but the Lady Pioneers are still capable of beating most of their girls basketball opponents. Millbrook strung together three straight state champion teams starting in 2010. The Lady Pioneers had visiting Washington down by 13 points in the fourth quarter […]

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Smith: Ordinary name, extraordinary player

MORGANTOWN — Geno Smith has been a record-setting quarterback and passer at West Virginia. He has started for three years and will play in his fourth consective bowl game when the Mountaineers visit New York and meet Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl. As a freshman, Smith was inserted into the Gator Bowl when fifth-year senior […]

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MERCERSBURG, Pa. — In swimming dual meets held Thursday in Mercersburg, Pa. against host James Buchannan High, the Jefferson boys defeated the Rockets, 97-72, and the Lady Cougars decisioned the host school, 99-71. James Buchanan’s boys had lost their only meet to Trinity (Pa,), 119-52, and the Rocket girls had lost, 113-66, to Trinity (Pa.) […]

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One of them was living in Yukon. The other was from Homer Hickam territory up the narrow ribbon of road in Coalwood. This was in McDowell County where coal was not only king, but it was the whole royal family to the thousands that depended on it for a meager living. The time was the […]

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