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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 ...

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 ...

Cougars wins match, 2-1

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- Jefferson High School beat Washington High School, 2-1, in their home game on Saturday.

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 ...

Six touchdowns get Cougars past Greenbrier East

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- After sparring with Greenbrier East through the first half of last Friday's football game in Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson scored four second-half touchdowns to get away from the Spartans and post a 42-23 win to move to tonight's game at Spring Mills with a 1-1 ...