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PAGE B2 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 SPORTS SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARI R'S ADVOCATE SPORTS IN BRIEF Rams hit SHEPHERDSTOWN - Shepherd University (21-12, 16-6 MEC) swept Wheeling Jesuit (4-24, 3-17 MEC) in MEC baseball doubleheader action at Fairfax Field on Saturday. The Rams gained an 11-4 win in game one and added a 10-2 win in the nightcap. Brenton Doyle went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Christian Hamel was 2-for-3 and drove in five runs. Sophomore reliever Mitchell Johnson (3-1) picked up the win for the Rams. In the nightcap, Doyle hit a three-run homer to key the rally. Justin Smith went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs to lead the Rams. Senior Logan Menz (5.0 IP, 2 R,1 ER, 2 K, 3 BB) (1-0) gained the win. The Rams return to ac- tion on Saturday at West Liberty for a double header. -- Shepherd Sports Information Boys & Girls Club 2018 Stefani Pierson Champion for Youth Dinner May 10 MARTINSBURG -- Everyday in the Eastern Panhandle there are individuals making a difference in the life of a child. On May 10, the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle will honor one individual who has touched the community and the lives of many local children. The Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle's 2018 Stefani Pierson Champion for Youth Honoree is Monte Ca- ter, head football coach of the Shepherd University Rams. He announced his retirement after 31 seasons as head coach in January 2018. Cater was selected as the 2018 Champion for Youth Dinner honoree because he serves as a role model for area youth as Shepherd's all-time winningest football coach. He led the Rams to 17 conference titles and 13 post season ap- pearances while garnering conference coach of the year hon- ors 13 times over his tenure. On May 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg, the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle will honor Cater for his tireless efforts to inspire many young athletes in the Eastern Panhandle. The program will include tributes by several of Cater's colleagues and friends. Dinner sponsorships are available for $250, $500, $1000 and $2500. Individual tickets may also be purchased for $50 per person. For more information on sponsorships or tickets, contact Stacie Rohn at 304-263-1832 or email at di- Help sought for Rotruck Memorial Scholarship Fund The Andrew Rotruck Memorial Scholarship Fund began in 2008 to benefit one or more graduating Jefferson High base- ball players who will be participating in a college baseball program. Now the sixth-annual scholarship bingo event at the Shep- herdstown Fire Department is coming up on April 30. It will be a cash bingo along with raffles for Longaberger baskets and 31 Bags, and the community's assistance is need- ed in sponsoring games. Last year's bingo was a huge success and we would like to thank everyone who donated and sup- ported us in achieving our goal. If you would be able to give a monetary donation towards one of the games, it would be greatly appreciated. We are also asking area businesses for door prize gifts, such as gift cards from local restaurants, or services from salons, etc. Any help from the community will be appreciated. Company names or individual names will be noted on the player sheet the day of the bingo. Thank you for considering our request. If you have any questions or need further information do not hesitate to con- tact Bre Rotruck at BROTRU01 CHARLES TOWN -- Washington High quarterback Matt Grant will continue his football career at Catholic University in Washington D.C. when courses get underway this fall. Now that he's moving on this spring, Grant said leaving a legacy within the Washington High football program was something important this past season, as the senior class fin- ished up its final year in Charles Town. "I took on a leadership role along with the senior class and I hope the younger players were able to learn and look up to the way we did things," Grant said. Grant said he's already made a few trips to the school and he liked what he saw while he was on campus. "I went down and met a couple of the football players and I could tell it's a family atmosphere where they care about each other," said Grant. Grant said he's willing to play wherever the coaching staff needs him in college and he said he plans to major in business finance during his playing career. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Washington High's Matt Grant signs his letter of Intent with family members alongside on Wednesday. Grant will attend Catholic University and major in business finance. Patriots baseball FROM PAGE B1 returning seniors and through 12 games the team has post- ed a .306 batting average. Four players are hitting at a .300 clip or higher. That group includes Spencer Delawder at .541, Nathan Kerr at .371, Cameron Pine at .333 and Cul- len Watson at .317. The pitching has been good enough for Washington to get the job done early this season. Kerr is leading the staff with a 3-0 record on the mound and has posted a 1.19 earned run average in five appearances. With another run to states possibly in the cards this sea- son, Hash said his team is focused on looking at all the games in the same light. "The experience is there, but a lot of variables go into it," he said. "We're just taking one game at time and one play at time." The Patriots were scheduled to take on Martinsburg on Tuesday after press time. This week also includes a dou- ble header at Musselman today with the first game set for 4 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. Washington will host Hampshire on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and travel to Jefferson on Monday at 6 p.m. Including the game against Martinsburg on Tuesday, the Patriots still have nine EPAC games to complete, some due to poor weather conditions. The games include two games against Jefferson. After Monday's game against the Cougars, the second will come next week on April 26 at Washington High School at 4:30 p.m. Classic FROM PAGE B1 er, Diversify, Fear the Cowboy, Something Awesome, War Story and You're to Blame. Also, on September 22, Charles Town will host the $300,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3), which leads the 10th Race for the Ribbon program. The event will raise money for the West Virginia Breast Health Initiative with the funds going to breast cancer care and awareness in the Mountain State. Hurricane stays on top in Class poll MORGANTOWN -- The MetroNews high school base- ball poll is voted upon weekly by a panel of 10 radio broad- casters and sports writers across West Virginia. Records list- ed are for games played through Saturday, April 14. For this week, Hurricane (15-2) returns in the top spot in Class AAA. St. Albans is No. 2 at (12-5) with Washington (9-3) at No. 3. Then it's Wheeling Park (10-2) at No. 4 with George Wash- ington (6-6) at No. 5, followed by Jefferson (10-6) at No. 6. Parkersburg South (7-2) takes the No. 7 spot with Universi- ty (9-6) at No. 8. Martinsburg (11-6) represents the Eastern Panhandle once again at No. 9 and Cabell Midland rounds out the top 10 at (8-4). -- MetroNews th s'gn to JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Jefferson High's Madison Chen signs her letter of intent to play volleyball and attend West Virginia Wesleyan College on Thursday in the school library. ZACH CUMBERLAND Jefferson High's Kaiella Smith signs her letter of Intent on Wednesday to attend Davis & Elkins College alongside family members and coaches. Smith will run track in college. JEFFERSON HIGH's Chen helped lead the Jef- ferson girls tennis team to the EPAC title on Saturday and signed her letter of intent to play volley- ball at W.Va. Wes- leyan on Thursday. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Start your total fitness 10-574-1648 JEFFERSON HIGH's Turney helped lead the Jefferson High tennis team to the EPAC title on Saturday as the Cougars won convincingly over second best Spring Mills. 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