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B1 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 !Washington Hlgh's Cortez Jenkins clears a hurdle at The Journal Invitational at Hedgeevllle on Friday. Jenkins took home three Individual wins. '% ByZACH CUMBERLAND 0. CHARLES TOWN -- As the high . hool spring sports season winds down ,ae track and field athletes are busy pick- up their game. ?i Many Eastern Panhandle track and ':Odd athletes continue to perform well adlng into today's meet between Jef- rson and Washington held at Washing- i ton High School at 5 p.m. Washington's Cortez Jenkins, ranked as the best hurdler in West Virginia, put together one of the top performances last Friday at The Journal/Hedgesville ,Invitational track meet. Jenkins earned i wins in the boys 200 meter dash on Fri- After transferring from Jefferson af- ter facing injuries last season, Jenkins continues to show his skills during his senior year. The Spring Mills boys took the title at the Hedgesville Invitational on Friday with 125 points. Hedgesville came in second with 119.33 points, followed by Martinsburg (97.33), Washington (86) and Jefferson (56) to round out the top five teams. Jefferson won the boys 4x800 meter relay with a team consisting of Tyler Greer, Nathan Starkey, Dominik Roma- no and Lydian Jannotta. The team fin- ished at 8:38.14 ahead of Spring Mills at 8:46.01. The runners will look to carry that success into this week's competi- DAVID PENNOCK SOFTBALL By ZACH CUMBERLAND CHARLES TOWN -- As Eastern Panhandle baseball squads play their final week of the regular season, the local softball teams finished up their regular season on Monday eve- ning and are ready for sectionals this week. Jefferson and Washington High both closed the regular season with wins over Spring Mills on Monday. Washington beat the Cards 11-1 on the road and Jefferson won 11-0 over the Cards. The Cougars snapped a six- game losing streak with their win over Spring Mills, before that the Jefferson had won five games in a row. Jefferson fin- ished its regular season at 9-16 overall. Washington High finished its regular season at 14-8. With sectionals starting, the Pats will be looking to earn their second straight trip to the state tourna- ment. Washington made its first trip to states in school history last season. With postseason play starting this week, Berkeley Spring host- ed Frankfort in the Class AA, Region I, Section 1 tournament on Monday night. On Tuesday, after press tirne, the Region II, Section 1 and 2 tournaments started. Hedgesville and Wash- ington are the top seeds as play moves forward. In Class AAA, Region II, Sec- tion 1, Hedgesville, Spring Mills and Musselman will battle it out after the three teams all lost at least two section games. Each team owns a 4-2 section record. On Tuesday night, Hedges- ville hosted Martinsburg and Spring Mills went up against Musselman. In Section 2, Washington won over Jefferson twice in the regular season and the Pats are the favorites heading into the May along with wins in the 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles. !i ton. (See TRACK & FIELD Page B2) Jefferson High's Lily Simmons continued her strong season by winning the pole vault event at Hedgesville on Friday. 3: ZACH CUMBERLAND Jefferson Hlgh'e Taylor Tennant throws a pitch against Bridge- port On Friday evening. Tennant has posted a 5-0 record on the mound this season for the Cougars. By ZACH CUMBERLAND sport CHARLES TOWN -- This week marks the final week of regular season games for high school baseball squads around the Eastern Panhandle. Jefferson and Washington High will be looking to finish the season strong, along with Martinsburg, Spring Mills, Hedges- ville, and Musselman. Sectional play is slated to begin this coming Monday. Jefferson High is 18-9 overall heading into the last week of the regular season. The Cougars have won eight of their last 10 games, including two wins over Wash- ington and another over Bridgeport (3-2) last Friday evening. Since then, Jefferson split with Grace Academy, Md on Saturday, winning the first game 9-7 and falling in the second 6-5. The Cougars notched another in over Spring Mills on Monday night a 6-1 final. The rest of this week's game the Cougars include a trip to Keyser on Tues- day evening after press time. T6da Jef- ferson will host Woodgrove, Va:, then on Thursday the Cougars will play at Hot Stove Fields in Cumberland, Mgl; a ainst Hampshire at 4 p.m. and theft a inst Pendleton County at 6:30 p.m. Jefferson will host the Musselman Applemen on Friday at 6 p.m. in the regular season fi- nale. (See BASEBALL Page B2) postseason. Washington is 4-0 against its sectional opponents, including a 2-0 record against Hampshire as well. Washington enters the post- season on a hot streak with eight-straight wins. The Pats are led by a solid lineup that fea- tures some hot hitters, includ- ing Caitlin Myers with a .500 average and 18 runs batted in. Kylie Condon is at .453 with 17 RBI, while Mackenzie Myers is at .382 with 18 RBI and Sophie Crowder is at .353 with 18 RBI. The Pats also have one of the best pitching tandems in the area with Jordyn Brown at six wins and a 3.09 earned run average and Taylor Cenate with four wins at 3.92 ERA. Hampshire played at Jefferson Tuesday night in the sectional opener. The winner takes on Washington today as both teams look to adavance. Be sure to visit our Museum Shop Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday folk art, T-shirt I more! See three new exhibits for 2018 - "Four African-American Artists from Jefferson County" "Do-Re-Mi: Musical Instruments from the Collection" "Click! Clack! Dingl: Typewriters from the Collection" 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays P }