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A tale told of two pitchers with completely different stories

SHEPHERDSTOWN — When at Jefferson High School, Dylan McCartney was the perfect player to coach. His ego couldn’t even be found with a microscope. He just wanted to play wherever he was needed and to please everybody he saw. As a defensive catcher, he had few peers. His fundamentals were ...

Shepherd advances to softball regional

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherd’s regular season softball record had enough luster to get it a bid to the Atlantic Regional that was scheduled to begin yesterday in Kutztown, Pa. Despite being eliminated in the conference tournament when stopped by West Chester, the Rams still showed an overall ...

A dozen down: Cougars jump out to 12-0 start

SHEPHERDSTOWN — As per usual in the last calendar year, the unknowns have outnumbered the knowns. Postponements, cancellations, weather-related changes and, of course, the plague of the coronavirus pandemic. Per usual. The new world of changing athletic schedules has almost become ...

Pro player Witt gets start at Fredericksburg

SHEPHERDSTOWN — With only four minor league waystops available in the Washington Nationals’ diluted system of minor league teams, Jefferson High School graduate Paul Witt is on the early-season roster of the Low-A East Fredericksburg (Virginia) Nationals. Witt, a middle infielder who was a ...

Cougars land safely past virus; play in state tourney

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Over the mountains. Through the woods. To the Charleston Civic Center for the Class AAAA boys state basketball tournament goes the Jefferson High boys team. Dodging the coronavirus at every turn, Jefferson dispatched both Washington and Musselman in its Sectional tournament ...