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PAGE B2 Wednesday. April 4, 2018 SPORTS and FARMER'S ADVOCATE SPORTS tN BRIEF fall to UVa-Wise WISE, Va. - Shepherd University (14-10, 9-3 MEC) dropped a pair of games to UVa-Wise (10-15, 7-5 MEC) in MEC doubleheader baseball action at UVa-Wise on Saturday. The Cavaliers gained a 3-1 win in game one and added a 6-2 victory in the nightcap. UVa-Wise added two runs in the fourth. Brock Smith dou- bled and Jordon Turner followed with a walk. Smith scored on a sacrifice fly by Josh Haga and Turner later scored on a wild pitch. Shepherd got a run in the fifth on a solo blast by senior third baseman Chase Hoffman. Junior starter Colin Benner (5.2 IP, 8 H,3 ER, 1 K, 3 BB) (0-4) took the loss, Wise starter Greg Duncan (7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 7 K, 1 BB) (3-2) gained the complete game win. Wise added four runs in the second with a two-run homer by Tyler Blaum keying the rally. Shepherd scored a pair of runs in the fifth Junior first baseman Justin Smith Singled and scored on a groundout by junior outfielder Nick Atkinson. Sophomore pitcher Wes Martin (4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 0 K, 1 BB) (2-2) took the loss. RJ Vanvickle (7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 K, 0 BB) (2-3) gained the win for Wise. The Rams returned to action on Tuesday when they hosted- Seton Hill for a 1 p.m. doubleheader. -- Shepherd Sports Information Cougs top Pats in tennis In high school boys tennis on Thursday, Jefferson won 7-0 over Washington and 7-0 over Martinsburg. Jefferson swept the Patriots and Bulldogs in their first matches of the season Ethan Gottleib, Bryce Turney, Aiden Turney and Mason Palmer won in singles for the Cougars (4-0), while the dou- bles teams of Gottlieb-B. Turney, A. Tumey-Palmer and Tighe Didden-Jordan Dixon-Gross came out on top. In girls tennis, Jefferson won 5-2 over Washington and Jef- ferson won 7-0 over Martinsburg. Jefferson swept the sin- gles competition as they took care of Washington and Mar- tinsburg. Madison Chen, Leah Chen, Anna Ours and Kalin Greggs all won in singles matches. In doubles matches, the teams of Chen-Chen and Ours-Gregg won over Martinsburg. The team of Laura Barat-Jenna Weber won both matches. For Washington High, doubles teams ofAgnese McAllister-Holly Goben and Nina Tan-Emily Shaffer won their matches Gov. Jim Justice signs bill allowing Sunday hunting CHARLESTON -- Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 451 on Thursday, allowing Sunday hunting on public lands in West V'trginia. The bill was passed overwhelmingly during the re- cently completed legislative session Last year, Gov. Justice signed a bill permitting Sunday hunt- ing on private land with written permission of the landowner This new bill will open more than 1.5 million acres of public land to Sunday hunting, provide several additional hunting days each year and make West Virginia more attractive to out- of-state hunters. The bill will take effect in early June and af- fect the 2018 hunting and trapping seasons thereafter "'People drive tight through West Virginia to Ohio or wher- ever it may be to be able to hunt on Sunday," Gov. Justice said. "We lose those dollars because they want to be able to hont an entire weekend. This will provide additional hunting recreation for our visitors and residents and result in a major economic impact for our small rural businesses Today is tru- ly historical." A study by the National Shooting Sports Foundation proj- ects Sunday hunting adds $155 million to the state's economy each year. Gov. Justice spoke about the bill during a ceremo- nial signing on Thursday in the Governor's Reception Room before a crowd of officials from the Division of Natural Re- sources, state legislators and Sunday hunting supporters. -- West Virginia Department of Commerce JEFFERSON HIGH's ;immons Simmons vaulted 10-6 as she earned first in the pole vault event at the Paul Arbogast Memorial meet on Saturday at Spring Mills. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Start your total fitness goldsgym.com experience today/ 1- 800-574-1648 CHARLES TOWN -- The nine and under Game Chang- ers travel team from Kearneysville competed in its first tour- nament in Columbia, Md on March 23 and March 25. The two-day tournament was played on turf and it's ap- propriately called Turf Wars. The team fell in its first game to the Bigbie's Black Sox 11-7 at the tournament, but picked up a 17-2 win its second game against Wild Bills. Teagan Moulton pitched 3 innings and only gave up one hit along with three strikeouts and one earned run. Brady Reed went two for two with two base hits and an RBI. Serf Guerra col- lected two hits and drove in three runs. Liam Sager also went one for two with a triple and two RBI. The Game Changers won in three innings with the 15 run rule enforced. Moult- on took game MVP honors for his effort on the mound. The Game Changers won the third game 17-1 over the Bigbie's Black Sox. Guerra tossed a no hitter in five innings on the mound. He faced 17 batters and struck out 10, while only giving up one run. Guerra also went four for four on the day with a homer, along with three base hits and three RBI. Bra- dy Reed went two for three with a base hit and a double with MARTHA SAGER Pictured from left to right in the back are Liam Sager, Mark Bundy, Braylon Holmes, Serf Guerra, Kyle Moore, Chsz Milburn and Brady Reed. In the front are Tio Garza, Teagan Moulton, Zarin Warner, Izaah Birmingham, Addison Tharp. Not pictured is Beckett Robbins. one RBI. Sager went two for four with a base hit and a tri- ple along with one RBI. Guerra was named the game MVP. Liam Sager earned tournament MVP honors. -- Zach Cumberland DAVID PENNOCK Washington High's Roxanne McFarlin won the 100-meter dash on Saturday at Spring Mills. Track & Field FROM PAGE B1 Washington athletes also turned in some top perfor- mances to help the Pats on Saturday. Roxanne McFarlin picked up where she left off last season. McFarlin took first in the 100-meter dash, just getting past Dillow of Jefferson for the first with a time of 13.25 seconds. Also, Malia Guest of Hedgesville finished at 27.96 to take first place in the 200 over On the boys side, Spring Washington's Amber Simp- Mills picked up the team son who finished at 28 52. win. Jefferson's team of Washington's Olivia Cronin Malachi Carr, Dominick Ro- jumped 15-5 as she finished mano, Tyler Greer and Lyd- first in the long jump. Mary- ian Jannotta finished in first an Adebayo of Hedgesville in the 4x800 with a time of (40-6) and Tanisha Gaither 8:46. Jefferson also took of Spring Mills (111-8) the top spot in the shuttle earned first in the shot put hurdles at 1:03. Chase Duck- and discus. For Spring Mills, worth of Washington made it Blake Hull (13:23) finished over 12-6 to win pole vault, i just ahead of Taylor Blanch- Scooter Gaskins hit 20-9 to ette (14:43) from Jefferson win the long jump for the in the 3,200. Cougars. Patriots baseball than Kerr went three innings for the Pats on the mound. FROM PAGE B1 Kerr had five strikeouts on over Fort Hill on Saturday, the day. Spencer Delawder collected Fort Hill put the Patti- two hits and two RBI. Cam- ots on base on quite bit with eron Pine collected three RBI walks. Jackson walked three and Dalton Jackson drove in times and Kerr walked twice two runs as well Washington along with Collin Webster. scored nine runs on only four When Washington returns hits to get the win. The Wash- from South Carolina the Pa- ington pitching staff com- triots are scheduled to travel bined to only give up one hit to Hedgesville this coming in seven innings of work. Na- Tuesday at 7 p.m. S SHEPHERDSTOWN - Shepherd University vice president for athletics Chauncey Winbush announced on March 28 that Shepherd will be adding the sport of women's golf for the 2018-19 season Chuck Ingrain, the Shepherd men's golf coach, will also be the head coach for the women's program. "We are excited about the addition of a women's golf program at Shepherd University," said vice president for athletics Chauncey Winbush. "This gives athletics an opportunity to welcome even more quality student- athletes to our great institution." es Classic 48 nc CHARLES TOWN -- Headlined by Grade 1 win- ners Diversify, Girvin and Hoppertunity, a total of 48 horses have found their way into the nominations for the $1,200,000 Charles Town Classic to be run over the Charles Town oval coming up on April 21. The Grade 2, 1 1/8 mile test will anchor a 13 race program at Charles Town that kicks off with a special 12:30 p.m. start time. Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans' Diversify made his mark in the handicap division in 2017 by taking the Jock- ey Club Gold Cup (G1) over the likes of Keen Ice, Pavel and Good Samaritan following a pair of dominating scores against New York bred stakes company. After choosing to bypass the Breeders' Cup Classic, the Rick Violette train- ee followed that up with a fourth-place finish as the favor- ite in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap in November. The now 5-year-old has been progressing steadily towards his sea- sonal debut, most recently working a five-furlong bullet in 1:00 2/5 on March 28 at Palm Meadows. JEFFERSON HIGH's Tennant Tennant threw a no-hitter in Jefferson's five-inning win over Keyser on Saturday. He struck out nine and walked just one. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY I ~ Vehicle Repair Center 1 I d mor lm6 one I Computed~od Dlagnosltcs l TIRE, TOWING & AUTO CARE CENTER, INC. Alignments I 3o4.s76.6.8.3s . ~~. I www.browns ire.net I Mon. - Fri, 8am to d~om I Soturdoy 8am to 12 noon I Sundoy Closed Much like Diversify, 2017 Haskell (G1) champ Girvin has been gearing up for his 2018 campaign for owner Brad Grady and trainer Joe Sharp down at Sharp's Fairgrounds base. Fol- lowing his win in the Haskell, Girvin turned in an llth place effort in the Travers (G1) and fifth place finish at Remington Park in the Oklahoma Derby (G3) before heading to the side- lines for the remainder of the year. Trainer Bob Baffert is no stranger to success in the Charles Town Classic having won the race in 2013 with Game on Dude to go along with the pop- ular gelding's runner-up efforts in 2011 and 2014. The Hall of Fame trainer is represented by a quartet of horses in the nomi- nations, with the most prominent being multiple Grade 1 win- ner Hoppertunity. Two-time Kentucky Derby winning condi- tioner Todd Pletcher has a total of 11 horses in the nomina- tions, including Hedge Fund, who is under consideration for the race after winning the $300,000 Essex Handicap at Oak- lawn Park in his last outing. -- Erich Zimny INSPIRE THE WO D PUBLISH YOUR. TODAY WITH THE MOST RESPECTED FULL-SERVICE PUBLISHING FIRM UNLISTED CALLING WASHINGTON HIGH's Roxanne McFarUn McFarlin earned a win in the lO0-meter dash on Saturday at the Paul Arbogast Memorial meet with a time of 13.25 seconds. 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