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Another cancellation: WVU vs. Florida State is axed

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- You can still traipse on down to Jacksonville, Fla. to spend your Labor Day weekend, if you please. But don't go to the West Virginia vs. Florida State football game that was to open the season for both schools.After first seeing the Big 10 drop all its non-conference games -- ...

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 ...

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 ...

No Shepherd football this fall

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- And then there were none.There may be candelabras placed on tablecloths at some college football tailgate parties. Grills will send aloft the sweet smells of sausages, burgers and sauce-slathered chicken somewhere in the land. Marching bands will hustle into their formations on ...

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 ...

Cook, Harkins, Bridge and Korbini added to SU Athletic Hall of Fame

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The unsure times captained by the coronavirus didn't keep Shepherd University from honoring four of its former athletes, by voting them into its Athletic Hall of Fame.Women's basketball stalwart Laura Harkins Kelly; two-sport standout Ed Bridge; swimmer and track and field ...

College football season already sees reductions hit

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The axe has already fallen.Scheduled football games have been lopped off of the coming 2020 season.And West Virginia is one of the schools where games will not be played.When the Big 10 Conference mandated that all non-conference football games were dismissed from schedules, it ...

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 ...

‘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 ...