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‘Cat’ takes his ‘small ball’ into retirement

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- From his high school days at Montevideo High in Virginia to his unrequited last season at Waynesboro High in Pennsylvania, baseball coach Greg Chandler was as much perpetual motion as he was strategist.Always a man in motion and with energy spilling out of his uniform, Chandler ...

Diminutive Wallace not short in football record book

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherd has lifted gifted athletes from southern Maryland like crabbers have snatched those delicious sea critters from the Chesapeake Bay.For one year it appeared as if the Rams had missed out on a shifty, make-'em-miss running back from smalltown Lusby.At 5-foot-7, 175 ...

Palamar entertained teammates, his students and colleagues

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Tom Palamar appeared to be about as uncomplicated as a joyous, first-year golfer is after scoring a hole-in-one.Coming to Shepherd College after graduating from Rahway (New Jersey) High School in 1953, the athletic Palamar began his long service of making those around him ...

Jefferson grad Witt signs with Nationals

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Paul Witt was a four-year starter with Jefferson High School's baseball team. In both his junior and senior seasons, the Cougars were crowned state champions with wins over Nitro in Charleston at Appalachian Power Park. After his senior season in 2016, Witt was named the best ...

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 ...