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B4 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 " Spol" ts pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE 9 ,I Cougars commit nine errors in ugly loss to Hedgesville BOB MADISON Spirit Staff the acceptable pieces for a de- hit a routine three-hop grounder Getting runners on base in cent high school defense. But right at the startled shortstop and the last three innings was still SHENANDOAH JUNC- when Hedgesville had only five easily beat it out for a hit. no problem for the Cougars. But TION-- Three of Hedgesville's hits and still scored 10 runs in the One of Hedgesville's four er- pushing them home became a 10 runs were earned. All nine of first four innings, that creative rors helped the Cougars score never-solved burden. Jefferson's errors were ugly process was still ongoing and far again in the third. Even though Jefferson had at least two bas- as were the five walks allowed from finished. The Eagles man- it had scored in every inning, erunners aboard in all seven in- by starting pitcher Cody Butts aged another harmless single in the Cougars still trailed 5-4 after nings. Yet it didn't score at all and the passed ball, wild pitch, their final three turns, three innings, in the last three innings, leav- and balk that were sprinkled in When the Eagles had five runs It was then that the flood of ing 10 men stranded in all and throughout Jefferson's 10-4 loss in the first two innings and none of Jefferson errors were joined by six in its final three turns against to visiting Hedgesville. them were earned, Jefferson was the usual culprit that visits big right-handers Eric Grove and Over the nearly 40 years of sitting in the same leaking boat innings -- walks. Matt Frye. Grove survived'long its existence, venerable old Sag- with the same empty feeling nearly Butts walked three of the first enough to finish five innings. er Field hadn't seen too many of every opponent to visit Sager Field four batters he saw in the fourth. The four walks the Cougars that kind of fielding woes from over the decades has felt. The other Eagle lined a single to worked for against Grove and Frye the home side The place had Even with its constant flowleft. The last of the walks was came in the last three innings. seen Jefferson opponents im- of errors and the gifted runs the completed by Logan Maloney,Jefferson's nine hits only plode and beat themselves doz- Eagles were receiving, Jeffer- who inherited a 2-0 count and matched its nine errors. ens and dozens of times. But not son nearly kept pace for three in- was called for a balk before he DiAmario and Michael King the home side. nings. Hits from Anthony DiA- threw his first pitch. Matt Stam- both had two singles and Jef- After graduating nine players mario and Corey Mangold helped baugh's two-run single exploded ferson had 15 baserunners. from the 2011 state champion- produce afirst-inningrun. Hedgesville's lead to 10-4.And the nine errors brought ship team, Jefferson -- after just Michael King and DiAmario Maloney and A.J. Boyd kept back the memory of the nine four games -- is still in a formu- had hits in a two-run second in- the Eagles scoreless in the game's players who left with a state lative process 0f trying to find ning the Cougars had. DiAmario tailend innings, championship in 2011. From staff reports gie VanVliet at No. 2 singles, three doubles matches when On March 21, homestanding VaVliet/Stanton, Bailey John- SHENANDOAH JUNC- Clarke County dealt Jefferson a 5-4 son/Amy Schattel, and Thomas/ TION-- It was Hedgesville's sea- loss in a match played in Berryville. Susanne Lindsay teamed togeth- son-0pening match and the Lady Winning for the Lady Cugars er to win their matches. Eagles were able to register a 6-1 were India Watson (No. 1) with Madeline Flanagan was Mus- win over homestanding Jefferson. a 10-8 victory, VanVliet (No. 2) selman's lone singles winner. The HedgesviUe singles play- with a 10-6 win, the No. 1 dou- On March 21, homestanding ers with wins were Margaret Bock bles team of Watson/VanVliet Clarke County dealt Jefferson a 5-4 (No. 1),Anna Bock (No. 3), and A1- with a 10-4 victory, and the No. 2 loss in a match played in Berryville. exa Cincinnati (No. 4). Winning the doubles duo of Stanton/Lindsay Winning for the Lady Cugars doubles matches for Hedgesville with a 10-5 victory, were India Watson (No. 1) with were Margaret Bock/Aishu Salvia With wins in singles matches from a 10-8 victory, VanVliet (No. 2) (No. 1), Anna Bock/Cincinnati (No. Maggie VanVliet, Shelby Stanton, with a 10-6 win, the No. 1 dou- 2), and Anna Gilpin/Angela Cam- and Lauren Thomas, Jefferson was bles team of Watson/VanVliet panella(No.3) aU posted wins. off on a road that led it to a 6-1 girl's with a 10-4 victory, and the No. The lone singles win by the tennis win over Musselman.2 doubles duo of Stanton/Lind- Lady Cougars came from Mag- Jefferson posted wins in all say with a 10-5 victory. Class AA girls all-state basketball Eight Class AA girls bas- ketball players were selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association to its first- team, all-state squad. Those eight players were Presley Parsons (Lincoln), Hope Lester (Westside), Payden Eckleberry (Oak Glen), Deidre Burch (Berke- ley Springs), Krista Maynard (Tolsia), Jacee Markle (Clay County), Candace Brown (Summers County), and Mak- enzie White (Scott). O' From staff reports and then Offutt/Nathan were 8-5 winners at No. 3. SHENANDOAH JUNC- The Cougars edged visiting TION-- Jefferson had tennis Musselman, 4-3, on the courts wins from all its boy's singles when singles players Polczyns- players when it defeated Hedg- ki and Catalino Leon had wins. esville, 6-1. Winning the singles And the doubles teams of Pol- matches were Kyle Polczynski czynski/Forman and Leon/ (No. 1), Devin Forman (No. 2), Christian Shimer posted wins. Isaiah Washington, (No. 3), and Winning for the Applemen Isaac Washington (No. 4). were No. 2 singles player Jor- The doubles teams of Wash- dan Butler and No. 4 Kerry ington/Washington (No. 2) and Coles. Musselman had a dou- Tyler Offutt/Carlos Nathan bles success from Butler/Jor- (No. 3) also posted wins over dan Butts. the Eagles. Jefferson lost to James Buch- The Cougars blanked visiting anan, 4-3, in a match with five Clarke County, 7-0, with Polc- singles matches and two dou- zynski posting an 8-0 win at bles matches. Grant Strawo- No. 1 singles, Forman winning et and Garrett Malanko had 8-4 at No. 2, Isaiah Washing- Rocket wins at No. 1 and No. ton posting an 8-1 win at No. 3, 2. Jefferson had wins at No. and Isaac Washington register- 3 (Isaiah Washington), No. 4 ing an 8-4 win at No. 4. (Isaac Washington), and Catali- Polczynski/Forman won by no Leon (No. 5). an 8-4 score at No. 1 doubles, Strawoet/Malanko (No. 1) The two Washingtons teamed and Rupert/Hissong (No. 2) had to win at No. 2 by an 8-2 count, doubles wins for the Rockets. Patriot girls blank Applemen Washington added to what Molly Banfield (No. 3) were all could become a long win- winners. Washington was 2-1. ning streak when its girl's ten- The Patriots encountered lit- nis team blanked visiting Mus- tie resistance from Martinsburg selman, 7-0. The singles win- when they posted a 7-0 decision ners in matches actually played over the Bulldogs. came from Angela Pittinger, The four singles wins came Melissa Sirbaugh, and Mack- from Pittinger, Spuria, Sirbaugh, enzie Littleton. Jill Spuria was and Littleton. awarded a forfeit win in one of Washington completed the the singles matches, sweep with its doubles wins The doubles teams of Pitting- from Pittinger/Spuria, Sir- er/Sirbaugh (No. 1), Littleton/ baugh/Littleton, and Barr/Ban- Spuria (No. 2), and Amber Barr/ field. From staff reports at No. 3 singles from Thomas and another 8-0 win at No. 4 WashingtOn continued on ansingles from Roth. upward curve when its boy's ten- With the match even at "2-2 nis team defeated visiting Mus- following the singles matches, selman, 7-0, last Tuesday on the Washington won at No. 2 (Thorn- Patriot courts, as/Roth) by an 8-1 count and at From No. 1 to No. 4 singles, No. 3 (Irving/Coomler) by a tight Will Wheatley, Patrik Haglund, 9-7 score. Sherando's Scott/Mi- Austin Thomas, and Alden Roth kus defeated Wheatley/Haglund, all defeated their Musselman 9-7, atNo. 1. counterparts. Posting wins in No. 2, No. 3, The Washington doubles team and No. 4 singles, Washington consisting ofWheatley/Haglund, defeated Martinsburg, 6-1, on Thomas/Roth, and Cullen Irving/ March 22. The Patriot singles Cory Coomler all posted wins in winners were Haglund, Thomas, their respective matches, and Roth. Martinsburg's No. 1 The next day, the Patriots de- player, Grant Davis, was the lone feated visiting Sherando, 4-3. Bulldog winner. Sherando won the No. 1 andIn doubles, Will Wheatley/Ha- No. 2 singles matches withglund, Roth/Thomas, and Irving/ Scott and Mikus, but then Coomler all had Washington vic- Washington had an 8-0 win tories. I!state. Voure good h,nd R,y Koh hepp 304-725-7100 Auto Home Life Retirement presents the Cougar Female Athlete of the Week! Track and Field Player: Mariah Lukens Mariah was an important runner on Jefferson relays in the region and state meets in 2011. She should have a similar role in 2012. She is the Cougar Female Athlete of the Week. Great job, Ma ah/ TIRE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER, INC. presents the Cougar Male Track and Field Player: Eric Graf Eric helped Jefferson win the Jim Taylor Relays. He anchored the Winning distance medley Winning team. He is the Cougar Male Athlete of the Week. Way to go, Eric/ Complete Vehicle Repair Center Bddgestone/Flre~'eone Dealer ~ ~=~ Computerized Diagnostics TIRE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER, INC. Nignments Shuttle Service 304.876.6835 rowlno SaMce Mon. - Fd; 8am to 6pm I Saturday 8am to 12 noon I Sunday Closed TIRE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER, INC. presents the Patriot Female Tennis Player: Jill Spuria Jill has moved from No. 4 singles in 2011to No. 2 singles for the 2012 tennis season. She is the Patriot Female Athlete of the Week. Congratulations, Jill~ Complete Vehicle Repair Center Brldgestone/Flrostone Dealer Computerized Diagnostics TIRE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER, INC. Alignments Shuttle 304.876.6835 Tow=no Sen4oo Mon. - Frl. 8am to 6pro I Saturday 8am to 12 noon I Sunday Closed CHARLESTON-- The Class Brittany Gordon (South Charles- AAA girls basketball all-state ton), Mikki Glenna (Bridgeport) teams have been released. The and Emily Puskarich (wheeling eight players selected to the first Park). team were Alicia Noble (Byrd), Listed on the "honorable Kiana Evans (Huntington),mention" roster were McKin- McKenzie Akers (Princeton), O1- ley Thomas of Jefferson, Nicole ivia Moore (Woodrow Wilson), Henderson of Musselman, and Bianca Andre (Greenbrier East), Jasmyn Hosby of Martinsburg. .~. 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Auto Home Life ~etirement Ray Kohlhepp 304-725-7100 presents the Patriot Male Athlete of the Week! Tennis Player:. Austin Thomas Austin had singles wins at No. 2 against Musselman, Sherando, and Martinsburg as the Patriots won all three matches. He is the Patriot Male Athlete of the Week. Congramla ons, Austin/