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PAGE B2 Wednesday, March 7,2018 SPIRIT of JEFFERSON SPORTS and FARMER'S .ADVOCATE SPORTS IN BRIEF to No. 18 in AP men's basketball poll MORGANTOWN- With the Big 12 tournament com- ing up this week in Kansas City, the West Virginia University men's basketball team will head into postseason play ranked No. 18 in the country. WVU fell in overtime to Texas on Sat- urday and finished as the No. 3 seed heading into the tourna- ment. WVU is set to play Baylor on Thursday night at 9 p.m. for their first game. The winner advances to the semifinals. WVU enters the postseason at 22-9 overall and the Mountaineers fin- ished 11-7 in Big 12 play this season. Seeding for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on Sunday evening. The rest of the Big 12 tournament shapes up with No. 1 seed Kansas awaiting the winner of No. 8 seed Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Oklahoma. No. 2 Texas Tech awaits the winner of No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Iowa State. No. 4 Kansas State will play No. 5 Texas Christian on Thursday. The semifinal games are set for Friday evening and the championship is Saturday at 6 p.m. WVU baseball wins 3 over WKU WVU capped a three-game road sweep of Western Ken- tucky with a 7-1 victory Sunday afternoon. It was the first sweep of the season for West Virginia (5-5), and also the biggest margin of victory for the Mountaineers in a game yet this year. The Mountaineers' pitching staff limited the Hilltoppers (5-7) to a single run on six hits. Kade Strowd (1-1) got the start and the win for WVU, al- lowing one run and four hits over 5 2/3 innings. Strowd struck out four and walked two. Kyle Gray (2 for 4) homered for the third time in the last two games for the Mountaineers, while Darius Hill (2 for 5) and Braden Zarbinsky (2 for 5) also recorded multi-hit days for WVU. West Vh'ginia now heads to Tennessee for five straight games, beginning with a weekend series at Middle Tennessee State that starts Friday. -- Gazette-Mail Shepherd softball falls in 2 games MILLERSVILLE, Pa. - Shepherd University (3-3) dropped a pair of games in softball action at Millersville on Sunday. Millersville (2-0) gained a 12-10 win in game one and rallied for a 12-11 win in the nightcap. MillersviUe plated six runs on three hits and a pair of Shep- herd errors in the bottom of the sixth to pull away for the win. Jessica Robinson went 4-for-4 to lead the Rams. After MillersviUe scored five runs in the first in the night- cap, Shepherd erupted with 11 runs in the third as Leann- Brown and Rachel Taylor each smacked two-run doubles, while Robinson had a two-run single. Millersville rallied with three runs in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth to tie the game at 11-11. The Marauders gained the win in the seventh as Allie Janow- iak reached on an error and later scored on a wild pitch. Taylor and Kaitlyn Konopka each had three hits for the Rams. The Rams return on Friday when they travel to the Salem Tournament to face East Stroudsburg at 1 p.m. and Indiana (Pa.) at 3 p.m. Bailey signs to play at Glenville Washington High offensive lineman Mark Bailey has signed his letter of intent to play football at Glenville State College. Bailey plans to study forensics while playing for the Pioneers. Glenville and Shepherd will play on Sept. 15. The ZACH CUMBERLAND Washington High boys basketball team shows off the Class ~, Region II, ,~tion 2 championship plaque Friday night. Patriots things. Richard Lewis (Jefferson's head create." coach) is a great coach and he had those With the section title win, Wash- FROM PAGE B1 kids ready and they were prepared. For ington hosted Musselman on Tuesday Washington opened the game on a the way that Jefferson played against night after press time with a trip to the 10-0 run but Jefferson managed to fight Hampshire and to come out here, just a state tournament on the line. back each time the Patriots put them- ton of credit to them." "Martinsburg and Musselman have selves ahead by a few. Washington Washington senior Trajon Brown two great teams with great coaches," went up 24-13 in the second quarter be- came on strong for the Patriots in the Feliu said on Friday. "Whoever we play, fore the Cougars came back to make it second half of the season to lead them we told the kids thirty-two minutes and 26-23 at halftime, to multiple victories, we go to states. One of the things we "We had a little bit of a lapse there "Trajon (Brown) is our MVP," said preach is they've been dribbling since in the middle of the first quarter to the Feliu. "He's one of those guys in the they were five years old. This is their- end," said Feliu. "But we were able waning moments of the game we'retime. This is their moment, so don't let to pick it back up and do some good putting it in his hands so that he can it go to waste." DAVID PENNOCK Jefferson High's Amari Wooden looks to score against Martinsburg in the region final on Feb. 27. (' ,OUtTFI.rS longs to North Marion, the only team to beat Class AAA No. 1 seed Buck- FROM PAGE B1 hannon-Upshur this season. North Armstrong came up big in Jeffer- Marion went 24-1, with their only son's overtime loss against Hamp- loss against Keyser. shire in the sectional final with 15 The No. 1 seed in Class A is St. points and Bradley added 10. Joseph Central. The Irish went 17-7 Additionally, with Martinsburg overall with five of their losses com- playing Parkersburg in the state tour- ing on neutral floors against some nament and Spring Mills going up top competition. The state semifinals against Class AAA top seed Buck- will be played all day Friday starting hannon-Upshur on Wednesday in at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m. Charleston, there are plenty of other The state championship games will interesting matchups across the state be played on Saturday with the Class as teams meet at the Civic Center this AA game at noon, the Class A game week. at 2:30 p.m. and the Class AAA game The No. 1 seed in Class AA be- at7:15p.m. S CHARLES TOWN -- After taking out Jefferson High in the regional finals the Martinsburg girls basketball team is set to travel to Charleston for the state tournament. The Spring Mills Cardinals are also headed for Charleston after a win over Hampshire in the regional final. The Bull- dogs and Cardinals both earned Class AAA, Region H cham- pionships. The Cardinals will be the eighth seed when they arrive in Charleston and will start the tournament today against No. 1 Buckhannon-Upshur. Martinsburg begins the tournament as the sixth seed arid will go up against No. 3 Parkersburg on Thursday in the quarterfinals. In the other matchups, No. 4 Wheeling Park takes on No. 5 George Washington and No. 2 Parkersburg South will play No. 7 Woodrow Wilson in the additional quarterfmal games. The semifinal games are scheduled to be played Friday and the championship is set for Saturday night. The Cardinals finished the season at 13-13 overall, but played well in conference play with a 9-4 record against the Eastern Panhandle. Martinsburg dominated the competition in the Eastern Pan- handle compiling a perfect 12-0 record in conference play. The Bulldogs went 19-6 overall. Martinsburg finished out their schedule with eight wins in a row to help get them to the state tournament. No. 1 seed Buckhannon-Upshur went 25-1 and 11-1 in conference play. Their only loss this season came against North Marion in the fifth game of the season. The Bulldogs will face a 19-6 Parkersburg team. The Big Reds went 11-0 in conference play as well. The state tourna- ment begins today at 9:30 a.m. -- Zach Cumberland JEFFERSON HIGH's Bradley scored 10 points to help lead Jef- ferson in its ending loss to Martinsburg on Feb. 27. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Start your total fitness goldsgym.com experience 1- 800-574-1648 HIGH's Lewis Lewis helped guide the Washington swim team to a fifth-place finish at regionals this season and notched a 19th place individual finish in the 100 free at the regional. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY i Complete Vehlcle Repair Center I ~: ~ Bddgestone/Fireslone Dea~ i comp. a mog I Alignments I rE, TOWING & AUIO CARE CENTER, INC. I Shuffle Sewk:;e I 304.876.6835 Towing Selvlce I ,www.brownstire.nez I Mort. - Fd. 8am to 0pm [ Saturday 8am to 12 noon I Sunday Closed JEFFERSON HIGH's Gaskins The senior helped Jefferson make a run against Wash- ington Friday night before coming up short. Gaskins scored 17 points to lead the way against Hamp- shire on Wednesday. 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Potential sponsors can choose from a variety of packages this season, including a $1,000 title sponsorship of the entire event, along with a business booth at the entrance of the fa, cility with local personnel on hand to help with registration and answer any questions. Bagent will wear business apparel while competing against the former players. Other potential sponsorships include a $200 sponsor of one of the 100 former players and coaches will be linked to a local business. The sponsor will be recognized during the player in- troductions. There will be five to eight booth spaces available to advertise businesses and products, along with four tickets to the event. A $100 sponsor will receive "The Lowery File" Jefferson baseball t-shirt and four tickets to the event. It's $10 to buy a ticket for the event. WVU FROM PAGE B1 "We can't rebound," Huggins said. "We didn't even try." A Texas reporter asked the coach if he'd like another crack at the Longhorns in the Big 12 tournament. "I don't really care who we see," he said. "Everybody's good." Carter said he's now looking forward. "Our goal is to win the next game, whenever that is against whoever that is," he said. "Just move on from here." And the Mountaineers' frame of mind? "I feel good," Carter said. "I feel like when we come to play we can beat anybody. We just have to come ready to play ev- ery game. We can't take any games off." The winner of the WVU-Baylor game will play either Texas Tech or the winner of the Texas-Iowa State game. V