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First game will be real test for Rams

September 1, 2017 There’s no easing into the new football season for Shepherd, and especially for invading Notre Dame. more »»

Millbrook marches right past Jefferson

September 1, 2017 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Millbrook had the better athletes. The Pioneers dominated the line of scrimmage. Isaac Brown and Savon Smith literally owned the game. more »»

Rams: From Fairfax Field to NCAA championship game

September 1, 2017 Students grouped together at smallish Fairfax Field for Shepherd football games in the 1920s through the 1950s. more »»

Rising enrollment, football fortunes in Barr’s tenure

August 25, 2017 The student body was steadily gaining in number. Shepherd was soon to join Concord as the two WVIAC teams that became the consistent winners in the NAIA leagu. more »»

Pioneers invade Jefferson County for season opener

August 25, 2017 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — The legions in Jefferson’s band march in and play pre-game songs and the National Anthem. Concession stand aromas and cold soft drinks beckon the crowd to come their way. more »»


August 25, 2017 Chronicle photos by David Pennock Top, Jefferson Cougars’ Lily Simmons moves down the pitch in attack during Tuesday evenings match against the Hampshire Trojans in Shenandoah Junction. more »»

Cougars chase fourth straight playoff berth

August 18, 2017 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Winning six games would bring Jefferson High School a fourth straight Class AAA football playoff trip. more »»

Charlottesville sweeps through Valley League playoffs

August 18, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Charlottesville’s regular season form wasn’t compromised when the Valley Baseball League playoffs opened at the end of July. more »»

Jessop gears up to lead Rams squad

August 18, 2017 Connor Jessop has an accurate arm. At 6-foot-4, he can see any receiver that gets open. more »»

Few changes in state high school football ranks

August 11, 2017 Shake out those with a real chance to win a state football championship and you won’t need a very big vehicle to carry them to Wheeling Island Stadium for the “Super Six” classification final. more »»

Scrimmage, season tickets, parking ready at Shepherd

August 11, 2017 The football season opener at Shepherd will come on Saturday, Sept. 2, at noon with the Ram Stadium game to be televised on ESPN3. more »»

Rams need wide receivers, not much else

August 4, 2017 There may never be another wide receiver like Billy Brown — catching passes in crowds, always drawing the fullest attention from defenses and scoring a load of touchdowns against Mountain East... more »»

Service, Time, Money: Energetic Luecks give much to Shepherd

August 4, 2017 Al Lueck came to Shepherd from tiny LaSalle High School in Cumberland, Maryland. He has never left. more »»

Valley Baseball League readies for annual playoffs

July 28, 2017 The 42-game regular season played in the Valley Baseball League (Virginia) was scheduled to be completed yesterday. And the quickly-moved playoffs were right behind those final games. more »»

Quarry diamond was a difficult place to learn

July 21, 2017 It was called the “quarry diamond.” Not really a baseball diamond, it was barely level enough to hold the pick-up games of the youngsters living in Kearneysville. more »»

They’re biting just a stone’s throw away

July 14, 2017 Stone piers stand like ghostly sentries. Those piers have withstood the floods that came past Shepherdstown. The surface those sentries held in place didn’t fare as wel. more »»

Carr, Peters, Ridgely added to Shepherd HOF

July 7, 2017 Former linebacker and assistant coach Lynn Carr, former football All-American Dan Peters and former soccer goalkeeper Amy Ridgely are the latest inductees to the Shepherd Athletic Hall of Fame. more »»

Morgan’s Grove has served campers, horsemen, soccer and picnic lunches

June 30, 2017 If there were a face of Morgan’s Grove Park, it would be the sturdy spring house that stands alone on a sloping grade near the middle of the acreage. more »»

At 18, Barker played for Legion, made majors

June 23, 2017 CHARLES TOWN — Ray “Buddy” Barker was the most productive 18-year-old the Charles Town American Legion Post 71 baseball team ever had. That might not come as a rousing surprise .. more »»



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