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Inaugural Negro League Celebration

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- The Black Diamond Baseball Foundation and Jefferson County Little League hosted the Inaugural Negro League Celebration showcase game at the Jefferson County Little League field in Shenandoah Junction on Saturday night. The game followed a preliminary ceremony, honoring ...

Independence Day wins for 90-year-old Casey

CHARLES TOWN -- There were no hand-held sparklers, no Roman candles or rocket's red glare. It was the Fourth of July at the Charles Town Races.The air was sultry and gripped the humidity in its fist. But the thoroughbred track was back from its forced silence brought by the coronavirus, and ...

Getting back to the bases

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The sun broiled down its uncomfortable heat, and the humidity was at its relentless best.But nobody seemed to care last Saturday at Massaponox High School just outside of Fredericksburg, Va. High school-age athletes were once more playing organized baseball.It was travel league ...

Now coaching, Shank was one of Shepherd’s best

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- "Pond Bank, Pennsylvania."How Shepherd men's basketball public address announcer Paddy Alter loved to bring out Rams' forward Danley Shank to the starting lineup. "A senior from Pond Bank, Pennsylvania . . . Danley Shank," Alter would draw in the crowd with his lengthy ...

Coach Kenny Sims: Telling stories and influencing young lives

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Data and records are kept when it comes to the winning and losing in all manner of sports.After a season is completed, people know what a team's record was. But in 25 or 30 years, few will know the record, or even much care about what it was.Those associated with a particular ...

Doing good together

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle CEO Stacie Rohn hands BGCEP tee-shirts to race-winner Dr. Matt Hahn (R) and Cathy Kunkel (D), right, in Morgan's Grove Park on Saturday morning. The two West Virginia Second Congressional District opponents competed to win a ...

Thoroughbreds return to live races at Charles Town

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- It was mid-March and the world was beginning to see what the clutches of the coronavirus looked like from the inside.Businesses closed. Hospitals were filled with COVID-19 victims. Like the rest of society both here and abroad, sporting events became a part of the rules being ...

Small schools were the center of so many community activities

High schools were once a source of pride for those communities or mere crossroads they served. There were no yellow school buses winding their way through the narrow valleys or along the roads with no guardrails and too many potholes.Many schools served grades one through 12 in their five or ...

Fuzz disappearing as baby eagle ages

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- It's good news for those emotionally invested in the eagles, watching the gnarled nest of matted sticks and long-bladed grass that hangs precariously high in the top of a tree on the grounds of the National Conservation Center along Shepherd Grade Road outside of ...

Lighting up the field

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- Every day last week at 8:20 p.m., Jefferson High School lit up its baseball diamond, football field and softball field in honor of its graduating seniors.