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Two Jefferson youth leagues grab state titles

SHEPHERDSTOWN — With the Area championship under its tournament belt, the Jefferson Little League 10-12 year-olds qualified for the West Virginia state tournament in Lewisburg. Jefferson had stopped Hedgesville, 10-0, in four innings when Liam Sager fashioned a two-hitter with eight ...

Any Mountaineer magic to appear in 2021 season?

SHEPHERDSTOWN — After defeating a Brave Old Army Team with a nifty bowl comeback to complete the muddled 2020 season, what will be ahead from the fast-approaching West Virginia University football schedule? The newly instituted “transfer portal” has seen departures away from Morgantown ...

Wolf, Bergert, Carr lead list of baseball draftees

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Reduced to 20 rounds this year, the Major League Baseball draft of amateur players was held from July 11-13 and was welcomed news for five players either from West Virginia University or Shepherd University. The player receiving the best news and the largest bonus if he signs ...

West Point next post for Gatorade player of the year

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The picturesque Hudson River below its cliffs. In the fall, pastel-colored leaves rising on the slopes above its campus. History behind every tree and campus symbol. It’s West Point in New York state, home of the United States Military Academy or Army West Point as the ...

Manoah: Large major league presence in every way

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Standing 6-feet-6. Weighing about 268 pounds. Huge black beard in place above his tattooed right arm — the right arm that earned him a $4,547,500 signing bonus from the Toronto Blue Jays, when he was selected as the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 Major ...

Game of inches or Murphy’s Law? Ask Cougars

SHEPHERDSTOWN — It wasn’t karma. And it wasn’t the old saying, “what goes around, comes around.” One of the old Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s might have said, “it’s a game of inches” or “wait ‘til next year.” Jefferson High School just couldn’t avoid the head-shaking ...

Now 12 Open titles in past 17 years for golfer Bradshaw

SHEPHERDSTOWN — David Bradshaw, the former Jefferson High School and Shepherd University golfer, was back in the state last week for his annual run at winning the West Virginia Open golf title. That he was successful was a surprise to no one. In carding a five-under par score for his three ...