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B1 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 IPe ! 'Heroes come in many guises' BIO A Happy place for music fans SWiMMiNG jefferson High's Taylor Tennant jumps up to shoot over Washington defenders earlier this season. The Cougars close out the ZACH CUMBERLAND regular season this week. By ZACH CUMBERLAND CHARLES TOWN -- The Class AAA boys sectional playoff matchups are now set as the regular season games come to an end this week. In the section 2 semi-final, Hampshire will travel to Jefferson on Feb. 28 for p.m. matchup. Washington High will get the first round bye and play the Winner of the Cougars and Trojans on the night of March 2. : On March 6, the Section 2 runner-up will play the Section 1 champion at 7p.m. On the same night, the Section 1 runner-up will take on the Section 2 champion at 7 p.m. In the Section 1 semi-finals, to be held on Feb. 28, the No. 4 seed Spring Mills will travel to No. 1 seed Martinsburg for a 7 p.m. game. Additionally, No. 3 Hedgesville will travel to No. 2 seed Musselman for a 7 p.m. matchup the same night. Martinsburg heads into sectionals as the top rated team in the Eastern Panhandle. The Bulldogs are ranked fourth in the state at 17-4 overall. Musselman comes into the sectionals ranked sixth in the state at 16-5 overall. (See BOYS BASKETBALL Page B2) Washington High's Davian Hester will look to lead the Patriots in the.sec- tional playoffs on March 2, The Patriots earned a first round bye before playing the winner of Jefferson vs. Hampshire, " DAVID PENNOCK Washington High's Mikayla Azar has signed to play for Shepherd University. By ZACH CUMBERLAND CHARLES TOWN -- Two of Washington High's top senior soccer players have signed their letters of intent to take their talents to the next level. Riley Ward has signed with Falrmont State Uni- versity and Mikayla Azar has signed with hometown school Shepherd University. Both players were part of an extremely successful run at Washington High over the past few years. Over the past four seasons, the Washington girls have made it to the state tournament two times. Wash- ington High coach Tim Michael said he sees both girls being successful at the next level as they use the tal- ent they've developed while playing for the Patriots. "They've been fun to coach," said Michael. "Both players are very skilled and exceptionally hard work- ers. Their first two years they started a few games, then they really provided leadership during their ju- nior and senior seasons." Ward will be taking her defensive skills to Fairmont and will continue to play on the defensive side. Ward said she's excited to continue her career at the next level and said she's glad the current crop of players were able to keep building the Washington High soc- cer program. "The success we had as a team and making it to states twice," Ward Said those will be some of her top memories from playing at Washington. Ward said she plans to study health education when she gets to Fairmont State. "I've always wanted to be a teacher," she said. Azar will change positions and move from defense to either midfield or striker for her college career. She has already been taking elective classes at Shepherd and plans to study nursing. swimmers finish at state meet By ZACH CUMBERLAND CHARLES TOWN -- Mul- tiple Eastern Panhandle swim- mers placed at the state meet on Friday in Morgantown at the West Virginia University Nata- torium. On the girl side, Jefferson and Hedgesville both had swimmers place during the consolation races. For the Cougars, Jefferson turned in a ninth-place perfor- mance in the 200 medley with the relay team of Maya Garcia, Lily Simmons, Kate Hefner and Sierra Knott at2:03. In the 200 free, Lali Marsal of Hedgesville finished at 2:11.12 and Julie Veilleux at 2:11.75 each came in eighth and 10th. Jefferson's Sofija Lotze came in 12th at 2:16. For the Cougars, Simmons also came in 12th at the 200 IM in 2:28 and Marsal for the Eagles came in 12th in the 100 free. The relay grouping of Gar- cia, Knott, Lotze and Simmons came in eighth in the 200 free relay for Jefferson and Simmons finished eighth individually in the 100 breaststroke. The Cougars came in 14th place overall with a total of 25 points and the Eagles came in the 17th spot with 17 points. Over on the boy's side, the Washington Patriots came away with a fifth-place finish earn- ing 97 points. Jefferson came in l lth with 46 points, then it was Hedgesville with 30 in 14th place and Hampshire with four came in the 23rd spot. The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Lucas Costello, Cory Thomason, Eric McClaflin and Kyle Carson finished third with a time of 3:28. Three teams from the East- ern Panhandle placed in the 200 medley relay. Washington came in fourth with the relay team of Costello, Carson, McClaflin and Thomason swimming in 1:46. The team of Matthew Nace, Logan Rolfe, Cooper Hanson and Ethan Gottleib for Jefferson came in sixth at 1:49. Then it was Andrew Lupton, Trenton Steelman, Abraham Toothman and Garrett Lease of the Hampshire Trojans in the llth spot at 1:55. For Jefferson, Gottleib, Rolfe, Hanson and Chris Turner came in 10th in the 200 free relay at 1:39. Hanson came in sixth in the 100 free at 52.41 and also finished seventh in the 100 back- stroke at 1:00. Turner came in eighth in the 200 free at 1:58 and 12th in the 500 free at 5:42. For the Patri- ots, Carson placed fourth in the 500 free at 5:13 and fifth in the 200 individual medley at 2:08. Costello finished fourth in the 100 backstroke at 59.15 and fifth in the 100 fly at 56.81. Thoma- son also finished in eighth in the 100 free at 52.86 and ninth in the 50 free at 24.14. the Ranson Community Garden SATURDAY FROM 11 to 1 p.m. by Bushel & Peck where a Ranson Community member will talk about what our community does, and about how you can volunteer, get garden plot, or both! Free vegetable seeds! CHARLES TOWN FARMERS MARKET 2018 SEASON COMING IN APRIL I1M 1111, 8 M A It IKlt I' II II '0 ~t I ~ll ! ~1,! 304-885-8133 Open Tues.-Sun. 10AM-6PM 100 W. Washington St Charles Town , I '