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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 ...

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 ...

Keyser proves Tornado tough

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- We've all heard the age-old axiom, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." The Keyser High football team slightly altered that bromide when it went with, "If at first you do succeed, just keep on doing the same thing". After losing to Point Pleasant in its previous ...

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 ...

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 ...