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SECTION Wednesday, October 3, 2012 F City of!Charles Town officials met Tuesda.y with representatives from the new Charles Town Cannon~ baseball team, which will begin playing at Jefferson High School at the start of the 2013 season. From left, Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith, Cannons co-owner Don Fuller, Jefferson High School baseball coach, John Lowery, Cannons President Brett Fuller, team marketing representative Stacy Locke and Joe Cosentini, Charles Town city manager. BOB MADISON Spirit Staff The Valley Baseball League is com- ing to Jefferson County. A summer league for college play- ers located in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the Valley Baseball League was formed in 1923 and became NCAA-sanctioned in 1961. The just-completed 2012 season saw 12 teams competing. Six teams were in both the North Division and South Di- vision of the league. And now one of them -- the erstwhile Luray Wranglers -- is coming to Shenandoah Junction to play its summer 2013 games at Jeffer- son High and Sager Field. Luray's pe- tition to transfer its franchise to Jeffer- son County was approved by the league about two weeks ago. It will be the first league team to play outside, of Virginia, said team president Brett Fuller. "Charles Town was a logical fit for a valley league team," Fuller said. "Get- ting a team in the panhandle is a big move." The newly christened "Charles Town Cannons" will welcome a roster of am- ateur players who have collegiate eligi- bility remaining (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) from all levels -- NCAA Di- vision I, II, III; NAIA; Christian Associ- ation, and junior colleges. Players on each of the league's 12 teams are housed in the surrounding area and help their teams with clinics for youngsters and other community-mind- ed functions. Wooden bats are used by the teams. See CANNON Page B4 BOB MADISON pensburg (5-0), Shepherd has surfaced Spirit Staff as the leader of its WVIAC with a 3-0 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- One glaring league mark, as well as a 4-1 overall re- mistake was all the Shepherd defense cord that has brought the Rams squarely made when the Rams dealt defending into the race for an NCAA playoff bid. WVIAC champion Concord a 20-6 loss The Mountain Lions dipped to 1-2 in the on Saturday's proud football-weather WVIAC and 2-3 overall. afternoon. Concord had the lead at 6-0 when And that one mistake was all but two Rams missed by inches when both erased from anybody's memory by the stretched after an interception of a deep four interceptions the Rams stole from pass, and both were late, allowing Ran- Concord quarterback Albert Rose... as dall Hawkins to complete a 57-yard well as the weekly gifts provided by the scoring play. Shepherd special teams. But Concord couldn't score again. There was a blocked Concord field Shepherd fenced in Concord's runners, goal attempt that was turned into a 78- making the Mountain Lions throw time yard scoring run by D. J. Scott. And and again. there was a blocked extra point after Four of those those throws were inter- Concord's only touchdown, cepted, two on deflected Rose attempts After losing a season-opening, non- conference game at unbeaten Ship-. See RAMS Page B2 Shepherd got one rushing touchdown in its 20-6 win over Concord, and that came on this play from freshman Allen Cross. WILLIAM RANSOM 9 e BOONSBORO, Md. -- Even though it was second as a team in the "Large School" division at the Frank Keyser In- vitational cross country meet on Satur- day at Boonsboro High School, the Jef- ferson boys got some vital improvement from its third, fourth, and fifth individu- al finishers. The runner-up Cougars had 77 points to finish just behind meet win- ner Thomas Johnson of Frederick, which had 68 points. Jefferson's goal is to repeat the Class AAA state championship it won in 2011. For the Cougars to do that, they must have creditible races from Jackson Ja- cobs, Zach Wiberg, and Rhett Zillinger -- the three individuals that have been finishing behind Ryan Graf and Andrew Milliron. The Cougars may be the reigning state champions, but they are ranked second See GRAF Page B2 Ryan Graf finished third RUNWV.COM at the Keyser Invite. Cruising toward 1-70 ROBERT SMITH Wide receiver Stedman Bailey scores on an 87-yard touchdown catch at the beginning of the fourth quarter against Baylor. The first Big 12 game in WVU school history saw a record breaking game, with new records set for yardage, catches and touchdown passes. Judges show offensive balance,in win over Patriots Handley was able to get its sec- 10-0 Handley lead. end win of the football season when Washington's lone touchdown it totaled over 400 yards in land- came after Colin Gustines made an air offense and generally found the interception in his end zone to halt ways to stymie Washington's of- a Handley drive, and then ran 70 fense in getting a 27-7 win over the yards from scrimmage to score the homestanding Patriots at Marcus Patriots only touchdown. Stadium. Ahead only 10-7, Handley was The youthful Judges were 2-3 af- able to score all of the game's sec; ter the win, while Washington was end-half points. 1-4 overall. Handley had lost three Tyree Summers broke loose to straight times since a season-open- score twice in the third quarter af- ing win. ter extended marches as the Judges Once the Judges took a 7-0 lead went in front, 24-10. in the first quarter on a Will Dear- Marshall's 32-yard field goal ing scoring pass to Justin Washing- closed out the scoring with over ton, they never trailed. Nick Mar- shall's 34-yard field goal made it a See JUDGES Page B3 S I BOB MADISON Spirit Staff quarter to 55-14 in the fourth peri- od. SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- At one time, the Applemen had Jefferson fired the game's first suc- achieved three touchdowns in only cessful salvo. But then Musselman four plays as Josh Ferguson scored fired back at the Cougars, scoring on runs of one and 83 yards andCa- the first three times it had posses- leb Dembeck had a one-yard quar- sion. Jefferson then moved within a terback sneak. touchdown of the lead. Musselman ripped off long gain- Musselmanrippedofftouchdownsers from scrimmage with stunning with its next three possessions, tak- regularity. ing a 27-point lead by halftime. And Ferguson had runs of 22, 83, 14, then the Applemen breezedaway and 39 yards while Cody Spiaks to a 55-21 win after scoring touch turned in runs of 35 (a touchdown) downs on eight of their first 10 pos- and 10 yards, Maverick Keller sessions of the perfect-weather-for- clicked off runs of 14, 17, 11, and football night. 11 yards, and Dembeck completed The lead had gone from one touchdown at 20-14 in the second See MUSSELMAN Page B3 Football Handley 27, Washington 7 Musselman 55, Jefferson 21 Next games: Martinsburg at Washington Fr. 7 pm Jefferson has an open date Boys Soccer Jefferson no matches after Sept. 22 Washington defeated Berkeley Springs This week: Musselman at Jefferson Thurs. 7 pm Buckhannon at Jefferson Sat. 2 pm , Washington at Jefferson Tues. 7 pm Hedgesville at Washington Thurs. 7 pm Wheeling Park at Washington Sat. 3 pm Girls Soccer Jefferson no matches after Sept. 22 Washington defeated Berkeley Springs This week: Washington at Hedgesville Thurs. 7 pm Washington at St. Albans Fri. 6 pm Washington at Parksrsburg South Sat. t pm Jefferson at Washington Tues. 7 pm Jefferson at Musselman Thurs. 6 pm Buckhannon at Jefferson Saturday noon Volleyball Washington won the championship at the Fort Hill Tournament Washington 3, Martinsburg 0 Jefferson no matches after Sept. 22 This week: Jefferson at Jefferson at Frankfort Saturclay 11 am Washington Tuesday 7 pm Golf No matches This week: Washington at state tournament Wednesday 9 am Cross Country Jefferson boys defeated Washington and Martinsburg. Jefferson boys were third at the Keyser. Washington boys were second in tri-meet. Washington boys were 15th in "small school" divi- sion at Frank Keyser. Jefferson girls were seventh at Frank Keyser and Washington girls were 10th. This week: Washington at Jefferson Wed. 5 pm I t