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Daniel, Flinchum lead young team

Emily Daniel and Gabby Flinchum are the only starters returning to the Lady Rams from last year’s 20-11 record team. That senior-laden team gave Melanie Ford, now beginning her fourth season as Shepherd’s head coach, her first 20-win season. Ford was an assistant for seven years before moving to the head coach’s chair on an […]

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The high school swim season opens on Saturday with Washington High participating in a three-school meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Shepherd Wellness Center along with Hedgesville and Musselman. Earlier that same day, Jefferson will compete along with St. Maria Goretti, Martinsburg, and Hampshire in a 4:30 p.m. meet at the same Shepherd venue.

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The Redskins are a cavalcade of wonders

Is it any surprise that the Redskins have only won two playoff games in three appearances since winning their last Super Bowl victory in 1991? The commitment to mediocrity — or worse — that has hovered over the legendary franchise is its own doing. A slew of coaches have come and gone since the days […]

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To err is human, Rams’ win is divine

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Legendary Florida A&M football coach Alonzo “Jake” Gaither (whose teams scored 100 points on occasion) often said he wanted players who were ‘agile, mobile and hostile’. Jake would have added “fragile” if he had witnessed Shepherd’s 34-23 championship-clinching win over Glenville last Saturday at wind-chilled Ram Stadium. The Rams made too many mistakes […]

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The state of Oklahoma was not a place to be during the years of The Great Depression. The Sooner State was the face of the Dust Bowl. Blowing top soil smothered the people who hadn’t the money nor the job to plant crops after the New York stock market crashed in 1929. Here in 2012, […]

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For most college basketball teams, opening in the Great Northwest against Gonzaga on its home court is like going hunting for grizzly bear with a song, a dandelion, and a pea shooter. The self-named Zags don’t often lose in Spokane. And West Virginia has some recent experience against coach Mark Few and his ways. Gonzaga […]

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Patriots keep to ground in stopping Jefferson

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — When Washington lost two-year starting quarterback Tyler Wilt before the season opened, it had its options limited. It searched through four quarterbacks and never found a reliable passing game. Other options? Keep it on the ground. If possible, run all night. And then run some more the next week. The Patriot record […]

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Bowie State just lost a 76-72 exhibition game to generally troublesome-to-its-opponents George Mason. East Stroudsburg was the 2012 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament champion. Alderson-Broaddus was 18-10 last season and has been toward the top of the WVIAC standings for the past dozen seasons. Shepherd comes into its own tip-off tournament this weekend with all […]

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Pappy’s last stand

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Pappy’s last stand

West Virginia had been to the Sugar Bowl. A little later, the Mountaineers were undefeated when Art “Pappy” Lewis led them northward to play the University of Pittsburgh. A bid to another Sugar Bowl would fall in West Virginia’s lap if it could tame the Panthers of John Mickelosen. The bid never came. Pittsburgh beat […]

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The facts are known. Shepherd already has at least a piece of the last WVIAC football championship. The Rams are 7-2 overall and show a 6-1 record in the league. They are ranked sixth in the latest Division II Super Region One listings. And the top six teams in the final ratings released on Sunday, […]

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