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Trainer Runco, jockey Bocachica dominate racing night at Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN -- Nationally famous jockeys Luis Saez and Paco Lopez won the $800,000 Charles Town Classic and $400,000 Charles Town Oaks, respectively, last Friday at the Charles Town Races, but it was local achievers Jeff Runco (trainer) and Arnaldo Bocachica (jockey), who opened the most eyes ...

Doyle advances batting average after torrid heat subsides in northwest

SHEPHERDSTOWN — For some reason, once the 100-plus degree temperature finally moderated in the interior of the northwest, professional minor league outfielder Brenton Doyle began to consistently get his hits and hiked his 2021 season’s batting average to .268. Doyle, who began his ...

Now 12 Open titles in past 17 years for golfer Bradshaw

SHEPHERDSTOWN — David Bradshaw, the former Jefferson High School and Shepherd University golfer, was back in the state last week for his annual run at winning the West Virginia Open golf title. That he was successful was a surprise to no one. In carding a five-under par score for his three ...

Carnations, spectators, Essential Quality all in Belmont mixture

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Triple Crown racing should bring a certain energy to any of its events. Not so much this year. The ingredients for bringing back excitement are right there on the manicured sandy surface of the track at Belmont Park. But something is missing. No thoroughbred won the first ...

Pro player Witt gets start at Fredericksburg

SHEPHERDSTOWN — With only four minor league waystops available in the Washington Nationals’ diluted system of minor league teams, Jefferson High School graduate Paul Witt is on the early-season roster of the Low-A East Fredericksburg (Virginia) Nationals. Witt, a middle infielder who was a ...

Baseball: That outdoor memory maker

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Grass is still wearing its dull winter coloring. Where the sun shines with a warming smile in a place like Kissimmee, Fla., Tempe, Ariz. or Sarasota, Fla. The aromatic smells of sizzling hot dogs, freshly popped corn and bratwurst are still just memories from the 2019 ...

Masters in November has different sights, still-puzzling greens and DeChambeau

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The azaleas of pink, orange, crimson and off-white are gone since April. The towering pines and downhill lies in the fairways are still dominate. And the 94 players invited to this year's remodeled Masters Tournament in Georgia are going to be seen adjusting their thinking, ...

From star player to generous donor and Foundation member

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- When Robert "Bobby" Chuey II was a virtual coach on the floor, while playing guard for his father's Hayfield High basketball team in Northern Virginia his sternest opponents were usually Mt. Vernon High, Robinson High and T.C. Williams High. The elder Chuey (Robert H. Chuey ...

Kentucky colonel: Tiz the Law

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- In Kentucky, all is right with the world. From Paducah to Middlesboro and from Covington to Harlan County, the state's populace is properly agog because the near-earthquake events that moved the Kentucky Derby on the calendar from the first Saturday in May to the first ...

Wilson set standard for Rams moving into the NFL

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- From Howard High School, in Maryland, to Shepherd College to the National Football League.That's the straight-line route running back Wayne Wilson took just before he spent nine seasons in the NFL.The rangy 6-foot-2 athlete was successfully recruited to Shepherd by then-coach ...