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Tradition, treasured memories play roles in buck firearms season

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The only sounds come from an agitated blue jay, a food-chasing squirrel and a hammering woodpecker. Otherwise, the crisp air is quiet because the wind is not barking at the hunters. Stationed on a sturdy tree stand is a blaze-orange clad hunter hunkered against a tree in the ...

Herd continues being heard

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The stands at Marshall's Joan Edwards Stadium are only partially filled when the Thundering Herd takes on another Conference USA rival. But the hullabaloo being created by those avid spectators might be heard over in Putnam County where Coach John "Doc" Holliday was born in ...

What it was: High school football in the time of corona

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Putnam County is a long way -- even as the crow flies -- from Jefferson County. Putnam County was designated as a "gold county." Jefferson County was also a "gold county." The only way gold counties could play football games was if they faced another gold county team. That is ...

Mustangs continue to stride over middle school rivals

CHARLES TOWN -- When Wildwood Middle School turned back Charles Town, 56-28, it was the Mustangs showing a third straight football County Championship for the school located across the street from Jefferson High School. In high-scoring fashion, the Mustangs completed the 2020 season with an ...

Big Reds roll on historic Stadium Field

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- There weren't 8,500 people in the stands at Parkersburg's fabled Stadium Field last Friday, but those in attendance were loud enough as the host Big Reds stopped Jefferson, 37-20, to ensure a playoff berth and keep the Cougars out of the post-season festivities. One the ...

County fireworks show: Jefferson outlasts Washington

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Defeat Washington at the very end. Insert again. Go toe-to-toe with the county rival once more. Press the "repeat" button on the printer, and come out with a 32-29 win over the Patriots. That was the plan of attack followed by Jefferson last Friday in a hurriedly scheduled ...

More high school athletes face disappointment over lost seasons

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Last spring, the six high schools in Jefferson and Berkeley County were forced to cancel all the softball, girls tennis, boys tennis, baseball, girls track and field and boys track and field seasons. The culprit causing the wholesale disappointments was the coronavirus. Those ...