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Hood Blazers baseball home to three Jefferson players

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Jamie Walsh and Chase Anderson survived enough coronavirus hurdles to earn their high school diplomas from Jefferson High School. The coronavirus had defeated the entire high school baseball season in 2020 throughout the state of West Virginia. Both Walsh and Anderson had ...

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 ...