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Tuesday's roundup Shepherd names Rubin soccer coach

June 24, 1998

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Mitch Rubin has been named Shepherd College soccer coach, according to athletic director Monte Cater.

Rubin leaves Linganore High School, where he recorded a 50-21-9 record, to accept the position at the NCAA Division II school.

Rubin served as an assistant at Division I Winthrop University before moving to Linganore.

Rubin was a four-year starter at Longwood College, a nationally ranked Division II school, from 1987-90. He was the team's most valuable player in 1988 and earned Academic All-Conference honors in 1990.

Rubin is taking over a Shepherd program which was 6-11 last season, including a 3-4 record in the West Virginia Conference.

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Rubin announced the signing of eight recruits, including Jeff Willingham of Jefferson, Darby Burdette of St. John's at Prospect Hall and Sasha Lupinacci of Linganore.

Willingham, a midfield/striker, was Jefferson's team captain and three-year starter for the regional finalists. He was selected All-Area in 1996 and is a member of the West Virginia Olympic Development Program. EPIC, his club team, is the three-time West Virginia state champions.

Burdette, a midfield/striker, was a four-year starter at Prospect Hall. He led the team in scoring and earned MVP honors.

Lupinacci, a back midfielder, was a Mid-Maryland and All-Conference selection in 1996 and 1997. Lupinacci was a three-year starter and a two-time member of the regional finalist team at Linganore.

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Maugansville Senior League

AAC 12, Shawley's 8: Ben Fisler and Andrew Norris had two hits each to lead ACC. Sam Watters, David Miller and Jeremy Petty scored two runs each. Brian Huffman, Corey Kuhn, Jim Hott and Gerald Haupt each scored two runs for Shawley's.

Clear Spring Little League

Blue Jays 12, Astros 8: Cody Hartle and Phil Saloom had three hits each to lead the Blue Jays. Tim High, Joel Fitz, Andrew Michaels and Travis Divelbliss also added two hits apiece. Josh Mose had three hits and Ryan Myers had two hits, including a home run, for the Astros. Tom Stotler also had two hits.

National Minor League

A.E. Sweeney 14, Hartles 13: Bradley Palmer had two hits and drove in the winning run to lead A.E. Sweeney. Nick Stevens had two hits, including a double, in the victory.

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Jr. Football holds registration

The Washington County Junior Football League will begin its annual registration drive on Friday, the first of two weekends for players to signup.

Registration will be held at Marty Snook Park in Halfway on the field, behind the swimming pool.

Registration is open to players in fifth through eighth grade. The league also offers a division for players in third and fourth grade.

Registration will be held:

Friday from 6-8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday from noon-3 p.m.

The second sessions will be held Friday, July 10, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, July 12, noon-3 p.m.

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