×
×
homepage logo

National Sports

Baseball stoppage keeps Brenton Doyle on sidelines

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- When last seen in the late summer of the 2019 season in Grand Junction, Colorado, one-time Shepherd outfielder Brenton Doyle was scalding hot and fast approaching the .400 mark with his bat.But Grand Junction was eliminated from the Pioneer League playoffs, and Doyle's first ...

Kentucky Derby now first Saturday in September

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Changes. Changes. Changes.There have been entire sports schedules canceled. Other sports are hanging on to hope that the suspended schedules they now have in place will not have to be changed again.As of now, the much-anointed Kentucky Derby will be staged on the First Saturday ...

What could be worse than no spring football?

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- There might be no run on grits at the Piggly Wiggly or Harris-Teeter supermarkets. You can probably still get okra, hominy and black-eyes peas. Storied Southern delicacies can still be found in Starkville, Tuscaloosa and College Station.But what about "Spring Football?"A ...

Tiz the Law states his case for Kentucky Derby consideration

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Any thoroughbred racing fan who saw Tiznow virtually will his way to his second Breeders Cup Classic win would be tempted to chance a few bob on one of his younger relatives.Tiznow was the cornerstone of what WinStar stables was accomplishing about a decade ago. Not only did he ...

Mountaineers see Kansas State’s spoilers again

MORGANTOWN -- What will Derek Culver and Oscar Tshiebwe do when West Virginia sees Kansas State tomorrow?This is the Kansas State team that carried a clouded 7-9 record against the Mountaineers when the Big 12 teams recently met in Manhattan on the home court of the Wildcats. This is the Kansas ...

WVU loses to Texas, 31-42

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The mascots get together before the WVU/Texas nationally televised game on Saturday. WVU lost to Texas, 31-42.

In sports or life, enthusiasm can be contagious

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Now less than two months shy of his 90th birthday, former West Virginia University and Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden still enjoys talking about the sport and waxing on what playing football means to college-age athletes.Bowden, who already had a ...

Doyle wins Pioneer League batting title with .383 average

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The summer of 2019 turned out to be an on-fire success for former Shepherd outfielder Brenton Doyle.After being selected in June in the fourth round of the amateur draft by the Colorado Rockies, Doyle signed his first professional contract after accepting a $500,000 bonus.He ...

Jerry West receives Medal of Freedom at White House

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The favorite son of West Virginia sports, Jerry West, was honored last week by being presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C.The Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor that can be bestowed upon an ...

Thoroughbred Code of Honor moves forward

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- For a thoroughbred with a "last-to-first" tactical style, Code of Honor doesn't fit the usual mold of such race horses.He is not broad-chested or have a wide and muscular backside that can be used for bruising his way through traffic to reach the front end of his races.He is ...