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Hagerstown Suns, Frederick Keys become part of history

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Fervent fan clubs adored the now-gone Hagerstown Suns and Frederick Keys. The young players who slogged through the rigors of Minor League Baseball had help from those who backed them with their voices, helped in finding the necessary methods to make it through a Minor League ...

Six-man football at Shepherdstown High School

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The country was intently watching Europe and the progress of World War II in Sept. 1941, when the Shepherdstown Cardinals under the direction of football coach Harry Lothes readied for the coming season of six-man football. Lothes, a native of Elkins, had also coached the ...

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 ...