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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | October 7, 2011
The Martinsburg football team is like a time bomb. And about all the Washington Patriots could do was stick their fingers in their ears and hope for the best. Hope wasn't enough. Six, five, four, three, two, one …. Boom. It was over as quickly as it started. The Bulldogs used their superior talent and exceptional quickness to burn the fuse and ignite a 60-0 victory on Friday's Homecoming at Cobourn Field. It made West Virginia's defending Class AAA champions 6-0, including five wins by shutout.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | November 11, 2011
If the Woodrow Wilson football team stops to eat on the way back to Beckley, W.Va., Perkins will probably be last on its list of choices. That's because the Flying Eagles saw too much of one on Friday in Martinsburg. Martinsburg tailback Chris Perkins gave Woodrow Wilson a steady diet of offense as he rushed for 136 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the top-ranked and undefeted Bulldogs to a 49-13 victory in the opening round of the West Virginia Class AAA state playoffs at Cobourn Field.
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December 4, 2011
Somewhere, Paul Bryant smiled on Saturday. With a tip of his trademark houndstooth hat and a gravely sounding “good job,” Bear Bryant - the late Alabama coaching icon - probably looked down with a measure of admiration at the Martinsburg football team. Bryant probably didn't know Martinsburg from Spartanburg or Martinsville, but he did know quality football when he saw it. He lived it, as his 323 career collegiate victories prove. When it comes to Martinsburg, though, Bryant probably would have noticed the Bulldogs' 35-27 victory over George Washington on Saturday for their second straight West Virginia Class AAA championship.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | December 8, 2011
One time is an event. Twice is a habit. Three times might create a tradition. Martinsburg started Phase Two of what many hope will become as much a part of December as Christmas. It was the second straight year the Bulldogs faithful turned out to celebrate a West Virginia Class AAA state football championship. The Bulldogs were greeted by a crowd of 500 along with school, city and state officials who turned out Thursday in the school's gym to publicly congratulate the team that defended their championship in a 35-27 win over George Washington last Saturday in Wheeling.
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by JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | January 20, 2007
Martinsburg High School junior Jesse Jean came with his game face on Friday night as the Bulldogs hosted Hedgesville High School.
SPORTS
March 15, 2013
Donte' Grantham scored 18 points to lead Martinsburg to a 45-42 win over Eastern Panhandle rival Washington in the Class AAA semifinals Friday night. Top-seeded Martinsburg (25-2) beat fourth-seeded Washington (21-6) for the fourth time this season and returns to the championship game for the first time since winning the 2009 title. Martinsburg never trailed and led 22-15 at halftime. Washington trimmed an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to 44-42 on Keldon Bell's 3-pointer with 58 seconds left.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2012
On a night when Kaley Field was more suited for a Halloween video than Homecoming, Greencastle-Antrim running back Hunter Szaflarski was The Thriller. With a fog rolling across the field, looking like something out of a cemetery scene, Szaflarski darted for four touchdowns - including one on a punt return - to allow the Blue Devils to scare off Big Spring 44-27 on Friday in a Mid-Penn Colonial matchup. Szaflarski finished with 102 yards rushing - the lowest of three Greencastle 100-yard performances - but notched scores of 28, 42 and 10 yards to go with a 67-yard punt return.
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December 9, 2012
Habits can be, well, habit-forming. Depending on who you talk to, it takes anywhere between 10 and 21 days to turn something into a habit. It's all about mindset, training and will. The Martinsburg football program has created and embraced a very strong, hypnotic kind of lifestyle. It's called winning state championships. It is becoming a habitual habit, if there is such a thing. For three straight years, the Bulldogs have been one of the top seeds in the West Virginia Class AAA playoffs and sliced through the competition like Ray Rice on a fourth-and-29 screen pass.
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by BOB PARASILITI | September 13, 2003
bobp@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - No one can say the Martinsburg football team isn't a congenial host. After all, the Bulldogs sent Westminster packing before the busses had a chance to get cold. For all intents and purposes, Martinsburg's home opener lasted three minutes, if you're being generous. In reality, it might have been all of 13 seconds on Friday as the Bulldogs administered a 54-0 thumping to Westminster. Martinsburg scored three times before it ran an offensive play and had five touchdowns after the first five times it touched the ball to give the Owls a painful education.
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by MARK KELLER | November 25, 2006
The Martinsburg football team has made nine straight trips to the postseason. In each of those nine seasons, the focus has been squarely on the Bulldogs' high-powered offense. This year's Martinsburg defense has worked hard to change that, allowing just more than a touchdown a game on average over its last eight games to put the Bulldogs on the cusp of their fourth trip to the West Virginia Class AAA championship game in six years. "I think it's a fair assessment to say our defense has been underrated," Martinsburg coach David Walker said.
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Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | July 4, 2013
There will be a meeting of the Mack Trucks Golden Bulldogs Monday, July 8, at 10 a.m. at Local 171 Meeting Hall on Maugans Avenue. Guest speaker Roger Keller will talk about the various events going on in Washington County. Twenty-four members of the Golden Bulldogs visited the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on June 26. The group toured the three museum buildings, as well as the buildings in the village area. The members were surprised to see the latest addition to the Transportation Museum - a 1925 Mack AB truck.
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EDUCATION
May 12, 2013
Natalie A. Rudisill and Benjamin M. Seibert were awarded $500 scholarships from   Bulldog Federal Credit Union members, according to David Barrett, credit union president and chairman of the scholarship selection committee. Both will graduate in June from Williamsport High School.    Rudisill, captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams, president of Students Against Destructive Decisions for two years and secretary of the National Honor Society, plans to attend University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she will major in engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering.
SPORTS
March 15, 2013
Donte' Grantham scored 18 points to lead Martinsburg to a 45-42 win over Eastern Panhandle rival Washington in the Class AAA semifinals Friday night. Top-seeded Martinsburg (25-2) beat fourth-seeded Washington (21-6) for the fourth time this season and returns to the championship game for the first time since winning the 2009 title. Martinsburg never trailed and led 22-15 at halftime. Washington trimmed an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to 44-42 on Keldon Bell's 3-pointer with 58 seconds left.
SPORTS
February 2, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL Martinsburg 66, Hedgesville 52 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - In front of a full house, Martinsburg defeated Hedgesville for the second time this season Saturday. After a tight first half that ended in 23-23 tie, Martinsburg (15-2) opened up the game, leading 48-39 by the end of the third quarter. Donte Grantham led the Bulldogs with 20 points and Jordan Robinson had 11 points. Jalen Lewis had six assists and David Long had six rebounds.
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January 31, 2013
Basketball They may have been overlooked before the season started, but North Hagerstown's boys are on the radar screen now. The Hubs (13-4, 9-2) are fashioning one of the top records in Washington County at present and are in first place in the MVAL Antietam Conference. North earned back-to-back wins over Williamsport and Catoctin on Tuesday and Wednesday while continuing to work on the 'team' philosophy. “I would have not thought we'd have this kind of record at this point, but we're a team and I am thrilled the way these kids have played for each other and the roles they have taken on for one another,” said Hubs coach Kevin Hartman.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | January 12, 2013
The Martinsburg boys basketball team looked anything but tired following Friday's rumble with Hedgesville. West Virginia's top-ranked Class AAA team hit the floor running and, except for a brief period in the third period, kept on running to crunch Saint James 85-56 Saturday night in front of a full house. “We had some guys that didn't play a lot of minutes Friday so they were ready to go,” Martinsburg coach Dave Rogers said. And that was much to the chagrin of Saint James (6-8)
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2013
Friday night at Hedgesville, and without a doubt in front of a jam-packed gymnasium, the Eagles will entertain Martinsburg. This will be the third straight season the two West Virginia Class AAA powerhouses have collided at this point in the year with unbeaten records. Martinsburg (7-0) is currently ranked No. 1 in West Virginia. The Bulldogs have steamrolled through the first seven games, outscoring their opponents by an average of 79-54. Ranked No. 2, Hedgesville (9-0) has taken the opposite direction - as it normally does when the chips are down.
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December 9, 2012
Habits can be, well, habit-forming. Depending on who you talk to, it takes anywhere between 10 and 21 days to turn something into a habit. It's all about mindset, training and will. The Martinsburg football program has created and embraced a very strong, hypnotic kind of lifestyle. It's called winning state championships. It is becoming a habitual habit, if there is such a thing. For three straight years, the Bulldogs have been one of the top seeds in the West Virginia Class AAA playoffs and sliced through the competition like Ray Rice on a fourth-and-29 screen pass.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2012
Manny Arvon knew he had somewhere to be on Thursday. “I looked at my calendar,” said Arvon, the superintendent of Berkeley County Schools. “What do we do every first Thursday in December? We celebrate a football championship at Martinsburg.” That's pretty much been the story for the last three years at Martinsburg High School. The Bulldogs play for the West Virginia Class AAA state title on the first Saturday of the month. Then, they come home and show the spoils of the victors on the following Thursday.
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November 23, 2012
The George Washington football team witnessed first-hand how the Cookie rumbles. Martinsburg quarterback Justin Clinton - otherwise known as Cookie - ran for 198 yards and six touchdowns Friday afternoon to lead the second-seeded Bulldogs to a 63-14 rout of the Patriots in the West Virginia Class AAA semifinals at Cobourn Field. The win puts the two-time defending champion Bulldogs (12-1) into the state final for the third straight year. They will face No. 1 seed Cabell Midland (13-0)
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