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Scoring early, Jefferson holds off University

MORGANTOWN -- Facing a fifth-straight opponent, which was unbeaten up to its game against Jefferson High School, the road-show Cougars scored early and then kept University High School at bay in stopping the homestanding Hawks, 14-13, in distant Morgantown. The Cougars opened the season ...

Jefferson girls win, 2-1

CHARLES TOWN -- Ellie Cunningham (17) looks to advance the ball against the Washington defender, in Charles Town on Thursday night. Next, Grace Lochner (9) seeks to control the ball in Jefferson's victory over Washington on Thursday night. Finally, Hailey Dillow (16) works the ball upfield as ...

From star player to generous donor and Foundation member

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- When Robert "Bobby" Chuey II was a virtual coach on the floor, while playing guard for his father's Hayfield High basketball team in Northern Virginia his sternest opponents were usually Mt. Vernon High, Robinson High and T.C. Williams High. The elder Chuey (Robert H. Chuey ...

Frankfort shows unbeaten mettle

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- In the middle of Frankfort's scorched-earth scoring blitz of Jefferson, it was easy to see how unbeaten teams can shed early-game troubles and use their hard-won confidence and patience to make a game-saving comeback. The Falcons from Mineral County came to Shenandoah ...

State-wide football: Like a crazy quilt crossword puzzle

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Across the state, some Class AAA high school football teams have played five games, others have yet to play any games. University and Morgantown from Monongalia County have now played one game since they were allowed to begin their seasons on Friday. There are only 24 Class ...

Deserved fame came to Hunter Maddex

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Colleges, high schools and even states have athletic halls of fame. Some have rules that read that athletes, coaches and contributors must wait 10 years after they've played their last game or coached for the last time before they can even be considered. All the various halls ...

Administrators give Big 10, Pacific 12 football go-ahead

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Slowly, ever so slowly, the powers-that-be have seen the football light. At first, the Southeastern Conference, ACC and Big 12 held out against the thought that college football couldn't be played during the fall and early winter of 2020. The presidents of the Big 10 schools ...

Padmore-Johnson, Cardinal defense too much for Cougars

MARTINSBURG -- There are no redshirt seasons seen in high school football. If a player is injured and can't participate, he misses the entire season and can only hope to have another year or two left to enjoy his youthful days. At unbeaten Spring Mills, quarterback Keon Padmore-Johnson ...

Mountaineers-Cowboys open Big 12 play

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The schedules have been reshaped. Both teams have seen their lone non-conference opponent. West Virginia has bid adieu to Eastern Kentucky. Oklahoma State held off Tulsa in its only brush with some team from outside the Big 12. And now, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at T. Boone ...