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B1 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Folk that's fantastic Community Calendar B5 ZACH CUMBERLAND Washington's Cameron Pine connects with the ball on Thursday in Washington's 11-7 win over Spring Mills, The Pats play at Jefferson Monday at 6 p,m, By ZACH CUMBERLAND ing better in the field of late after not being sports@spiritofjefferson.eom able to get outside early this season. Hope- fully we've been able to turn the page after the beach." CHARLES TOWN -- The Washington Two of Washington's three losses this sea- High baseball season started with the can- son came at the Mingo Bay Classic against cellation of nine games due to the poor Elyria, Ohio and Rock Hill, S.C. Last sea- weather conditions, but the Patriots seem son, the Patriots were able to springboard to be finding some momentum early this off their trip to Mingo Bay as they came spring, back home and went on a winning streak. After a trip to the state tournament last Even though the Patriots had a good bit of season, Washington coach Mark Hash un- success last season, Hash said this is a new doubtedly has high expectations for this year with a new opportunity at hand. year's group, and the team is off to a 9-3 "Baseball is different each year," Hash start. The Pats have won their last four said. "Our guys understand what they have games in a row over Mercersburg Acade- to do to be successful. With baseball, one my, Pa Spring Mills, Greenbrier East and bad throw or one bad play can keep a team Ripley. from winning everything." We've had decent pitching and some de- The Patriots have a roster filled with 14 cent hitting," said Hash. "We've been play- (See PATRIOTS Page B2) Washington High's Craig Link avoids a Spring Mills runner on Thursday while turning a double play. i ZACH CUMBERLAND .~The 10th running of the Charles Town Classic will get ~underway Saturday at approximately 5:40 p.m. By ZACH CUMBERLAND CHARLES TOWN -- The 10th run- ning of the Charles Town Classic (G2) is set to get underway on Saturday. The Classic is the richest horse race in West Virginia at $1,200,000. The horses are scheduled to break through the gates at 5:40 p.m. The day will also include six stakes races that are part of the 13-race schedule. Imperative is a two-time past champion at the race, while Diversify is one of three Gr /de 1 winners nominated to Saturday's Charles Town Classic. Diversify is ex- pected to be the favorite for the Grade 2 race. The In'st race is scheduled to get un- derway at 12:30 p.m. with the rest fol- lowing. The most lucrative race on the Charles Town Classic undercard is the $100,000 Dance to Bristol for fillies and mares at the track's two-turn seven fur- long distance. There will be two other un- restricted stakes at seven furlong distance with the $85,000 Robert Hilton Memori- al for 3-year-olds and the $50,000 Russell Road. West Virginia horses The Coin Col- lector and Its Binn Too Long will compete in the stakes lineup as well. Early indications for the horses that will compete in the Classic show a list featur- ing Afleet Willy, Dalmore, Discreet Lov (See CLASSIC Page B2) By ZACH CUMBERLAND SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- The Jefferson boys and girls tennis teams swept the action on Saturday at the Eastern Panhan- dle Athletic Conference tourna- ment. The boys team rolled through the competition with a 12-point advantage over second place Spring Mills. Jefferson finished with 21 overall points with the Cardinals at 9 points. After the top two teams it was Musselman with six points, Hedgesville at four points, Washington at three and Martinsburg at three. Jefferson's Alden Turney and Mason Palmer won titles in sin- gles. Turney won over Nathan Snyder of Spring Mills 8-2, and Palmer beat Ryan Gross of Spring Mills 8-4. Ethan Gottlieb earned a win for Jefferson over Martinsburg's John Partington. Gottlieb ad- vanced his lead from 5-2 to 7-2, and finished things off with an ace. Then teammate Bryce Tur- ney overtook Musselman's Ryan Cox to pick up another win for the Cougars. On the girls side, Jefferson won over Spring Mills with i8 points and the Cards had 12. Fol- lowing those two teams it was Musselman at 9 points, Wash- ington at four points, Hedges- ville with one point and Mar- tinsburg with one point. The Cougars earned four wins in 1-3 singles and No. 3 dou- bles. Madison Chen and Leah Chen helped lead the way for the Cougars as they went on to victory. Madison Chen earned a win over Becca Goldberg in the semifinals by the final of 8-3 and also won over Musselman's Molly Hull in the championship match. Leah Chen earned a win over Washington's Holly Goben at 8-6. Also for the Cougars, Anna Ours Picked up a singles victory at No. 3 singles. Ours won over Rachel Ratliff of Musselman 8-0 in the semifi- nals and over Brittney Kelly of Spring Mills 8-2 in the finals. The Cardinals earned their second place finish with two ti- tles. Rose Britner picked up an individual title at No. 4 singles. Britner collected the win against Kalin Gregg of Jefferson with an 8-2 finish. Britner also won over Washington's Caroline Diehl at 8-0. Additionally, Spring Mills' No. 1 doubles team of Goldberg and Linton came out on top over Madison Chen and Leah Chen at 8-4 in the finals. Also, for Mus- selman, Rachel and Ava Ratliff teamed up for to win in No. 2 doubles over Ours and Gregg. Upcoming events on the tennis calendar include the regional on May 3 and May 4 and the state tournament begins on May 10 in Charleston. ,/MEN'S AND WOMEN's 238 W. WASHINGTON ST. IN CHARLES TOWN 304-725-3186 1