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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 ...

Early September Kentucky Derby gets attention

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Reconfigured as it is, this year's Kentucky Derby remains thoroughbred racing's most anticipated and most glamorous event.Instead of being run through the pink or white blossoms of springtime dogwood trees on the first Saturday in May, it will come on Sept. 5, the first ...

‘The Mighty Casey’ won’t strike out this summer

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Roscoe the Rooster won't be strutting his stuff in Princeton.The Birdfeeder concession stand in Bluefield won't be dispensing nachos, corn dogs or hot dogs slathered in mustard and relish.Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown will be quiet and without any Black Bear ...

Baseball in the fields and shady lanes of farm country

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Young children would scramble out of bed and grab a fresh roll or peeled peach on the way out through the flimsy green screen door.Budding teens would have an apple in their hands, a five-fingered infielder's glove and a wide smile as they tore off the porch.Those in their ...

Torn ligaments don’t keep Bradshaw away

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- There isn't a ski slope in downtown Bakerton. Maybe there should be. Jefferson High School and Shepherd University graduate David Bradshaw was back in the state earlier this week to participate in the 87th West Virginia Open golf tournament, an event he had won 11 times, ...

Remodeled Triple Crown series brings on Belmont Stakes

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- On Saturday at Belmont Park, there will be no surge of fans leaving public transit cars to hustle their way toward this year's first leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series. No hype or promotion noting the Belmont as being the "Test of a Champion" or the track being ...

Sounds of the game

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Baseball is coming back. Designated hitters, pitching specialists and the eerie shadows occupying corners of the stands where ticket holders used to be seated.There will be no people in the stands, only social-distancing players attempting to ply their trade with no sunflower ...

Racing’s Triple Crown series will look different this year

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The stately Belmont Stakes, to be contested on June 20, has recently told the racing world it won't be rocking its luxury liner of a race this year.After the other two legs of the imperial Triple Crown series -- the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes -- made changes to their ...