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PAGE B2 Wednesday; February 7, 2018 SPORTS SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE SPORTS iN BRIEF on top South stays boys rankings The Parkersburg South boys basketball squad sits atop the Class AAA rankings this week with the Fairmont Senior boys in first for Class AA. Here is the Associated Press boys bas- ketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses. Class AAA Class AA Team Record Team Record 1. Parkersburg South (9)14-1 1. Fairmont Senior (9) 16-0 2. University 14-1 2. Chapmanville 13-1 3. Musselman 13-2 3. Oak Hill 11-3 4. G.W. 11-2 4. Westside 12-3 5. Huntington 11-4 5. Bluefield 11-3 6. Capital 8-4 6. Philip Barbour 11-2 7. Martinsburg 13-4 7. Bridgeport 11-4 8. Parkersburg 11-6 8. Nitro 14-3 9. Woodro.w Wilson 10-5 (tie) Mingo Central 10-5 10. South Charleston 9-5 10. Logan 12-5 Shepherd baseball begins season with three losses PEMBROKE, N.C. - Shepherd University (0-3) dropped a pair of games to 21 st-ranked UNC Pembroke (3-0) in baseball doubleheader action at UNC Pembroke on Saturday. The Braves gained a 14-3 win in game one and added a 16-6 win in the nightcap. Junior pitcher Justin Smith (4.0 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 3 Ks, 6 BB) (0-1) took the loss for the Rams in game one. Jordan Toney (5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 5 Ks, 1 BB) (1-0) earned the win for the Braves. UNC Pembroke scored five runs in the first en route to the 16-6 win in the nightcap. Freshman pitcher Adam Miller (4.1 IP, 6 H, 8 R 7 ER, 2 Ks, 7 BB) (0-1) took the loss for the Rams. Braves reliever Gun- ner Deal (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 5 Ks, 0 BB) (1-0) got the win. The Rams return to action on Friday, Feb. 9 when they trav- el to USC-Aiken for a 4 p.m. contest. Jefferson County Schools announce new land project at Jefferson High CHARLES TOWN -- Jefferson County Schools is thrilled to announce a new land project underway at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia. The new proj- ect is a joint effort between Jefferson County Schools, Jef- ferson County Little League and Jefferson County Parks and Rec. Eight acres of land have been designated for a new outdoor ecological classroom for both Jefferson High and Washington High school's Future Farmers of America (FFA). In addition, Jefferson High School will utilize a portion of the land in the construction of a soccer field--the first for the school. At the south end of the FFA section of the land, a 15-foot trail has been designated for Jefferson County Parks and Rec. The trail will be part of an existing effort to connect T.A, Low- cry Elementary to Jefferson High School. The land will also be utilized for the purposes of Jefferson County Little League. In addition to the Little League's exist- ing four fields, a fifth full-sized field, batting facility, T-ball field and lighting. "We took everyone's proposal for the land and worked to create one joint proposal that incorporated everyone's wish lists for the land," said Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson, Superin- tendent of Jefferson County Schools. "I want to thank Sher- ri Ross, Jefferson High's principal; Craig Sager, president of Jefferson County Little League; Jennifer Myers, director of Jefferson County Parks and Rec; Jeremy Greene, FFA advi- sor for Jefferson High; and all others involved. This land will (See LAND PROJECT Page B3) ZACH CUMBERLAND Jefferson and Washington High players battle for the ball in the first matchup between the two teams earlier this sea- son. The two rivals will face off Thursday night at 7 p.m. By ZACH CUMBERLAND CHARLES TOWN -- After breaking through with three wins in a row from Jan. 18 to Jan. 23, the Jefferson High girls basketball team (4-12) has lost its last three games. The Cougars ran into some tough competition against Spring Mills, St. James, Md and Musselman during that stretch. Most recently, Jefferson fell in a close loss to Mussel= man, 57-55, on Thursday night. Christiana Armstrong led Jefferson with 21 points in .the loss to the Applemen and Kiayha Bradley had 17 points. The Cougars fell to St. James, 65-35, on Jan. 30 and lost tO Spring Mills on Jan. 25 by the final of 38-32. Jefferson and Martinsburg were set to play on Monday night before school was canceled for the day. The game will be rescheduled for a later date. After starting the season 1-9, Jefferson had made progress during the middle of their schedule and even two of the last three losses have been by close margins. The Cougar have four games remaining on the schedule, not including the postponed Martinsburg game. The Washington Patriots girls (1-10) have not won since the second game of the season, when they were" able to get past Berkeley Springs. The Patriots fell to Hedgesville, 62- 38, and were scheduled to play the Eagles again Monday before school was canceled. Moving ahead, Washington will lblay at St. James, Md today, before traveling to rival Jef- ferson on Thursday evening for 7 p.m. tip. The Cougars won the first matchup 55-20 in Charles Townl Swimming FROM PAGE B1 including Lucas Costello, Cory Thomason and Eric Mc- Claflin. Thomason notched a win in the 50 free at 23.97. Costello took the 100 backstroke at 59.57 and McClaflin won the 100 breaststroke at 1:08.95. The Patriots also swam to victory in the 200 medley and the 400 relay. Costello, Carson, McClaflin and Thomason combined to win the 200 medley. The same group com- bined for a win in the 400 relay. Also on the boys side for Jefferson, Cooper Hanson won an individual title in the 100 free at 52.54. The Cougars were also able to win the 200 free relay with Hanson, Ethan Gottleib, Logan Rolfe and Chris Turner leading the team to victory in that one. The Cougars were able to pick up a few second place fin- ishes with Turner in the 200 free, Hanson in the 100 back- stroke and Rolfe in the 100 breaststroke. The boys all-region team was made up of Hedgesville's Josep Marsal-Castan, Carson, Hanson, Thomason, Costel- lo and McClaflin. Over on the girls side, Fairmont Senior rolled once again DAVID PENNOCK Lily Simmons competes at Saturday's Class AAA, Region II meet. Simmons won the 100 breaststroke for the Cougars. with 158 points to take the title. Jefferson came in second at 113 and Washington ended in fifth place. Lily Simmons earned the only individual win for the Eastern Panhandle by taking the 100 breast. The Cougars had second place finishes in the 200 medley and 200 free relay. Maya Garcia had a third-place finish in the 100 free as well. It's now on to the state meet next weekend in Morgantown. Applemen FROM PAGE B1 Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The Patriots came out on top in Shenandoah Junction earlier this season with a 60-48 win. Washington is 6-11 overall and 3-5 in conference play, while the Cougars are 5-10 overall and 1-6 in conference play. Washington was on a two-game slide heading into Tuesday night's match- up against Hampshire. The Pats fell in double overtime against Spring Mills, 64-62, last Friday night. Then Mor- gantown rolled over Washington on Saturday 75-39. The Patriots will finish up the regular season on Feb. 19 against Musselman. With roughly two weeks left in the confer- ence race teams are fighting for sectional seeding. JEFFERSON JEFFERSON HIGH's HIGH's LI [. Ldy Cooper ,vSlmmons v Hanson Simmons picked up the only ~~~: ~ I Hanson picked up an indi- individual win for the East- ~~::: : I vidual title for the Cougars ern Panhandle Saturday ~:~:~ in the 100 free on Sat- the 100 breaststroke. She J~ ~L~ urday at the regional f finished second in the ~J " . ~-- ~ i: meet. He also helped ~# 200 IM and made the ~ ~~ the 200 free relay AL~ . all-region team. team to a win. ~ -- PROUDLY SPONSORED BY PROUDLY SPONSORED BY I Complete Vehicle Repair Center I Start your total fitness ~ ~ !!! !!!::~ !! ! !i/~!ii::i ~ ~ ~ Bddgestone/Firestone Dealer experience 1-800-S74-1648 o~.-- Diagnostics ,lrlpJE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER INC. Alignments | --4.-7-. " s.u I ~U iS I;) Ir)i~,:s ',') TowingSewice | I www, I Mon.- Fd. 8am to 6pm I Saturday 8am to 12 noon J Sunday Closed Hedgesville estlers finish on top in EPAC INWOOD -- The Hedgesville wrestling team finished on top in the Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference on Satur- day. The Eagles were able to pick up the win as they ended 5-0 for the day. Hedgesville also finished up their dual meets with a school-record 40-9 season. For Washington, Cameron Pine and Jace Bradbury earned all-tournament honors at 170 and 182 pounds. Jefferson's Marco Tapia made the all-tourna- ment team at 132. The final scores finished up with the first- place Applemen at 4-1, then it was the Patriots at 3-2 and Spring Mills ended 2-3. Jefferson and Martinsburg finished 1-4 and 0-5. Additional top wrestlers that made the all-tournament team include Michael Dolan and Jacob McCarren at 106 and 113. Ethan Hardy and Joey Miller earned the and 126. Gabe Leopardi made it at 138 as well as ed Barnhart and Aiden Smoot at 145,152 ville coach Bill Whittington took home Year honors to go along with the Eagles' honor as well at 120 Devan Heath, Jar- and 160. Hedges- EPAC Coach of the EPAC title. 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