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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The ‘Backyard Brawl’: WVU, Pittsburgh to maintain rivalry

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- It seems the grass isn't greener than that growing in the "Backyard."More basketball games are coming, in the rivalry known as the "Backyard Brawl."It's a nickname applied to the West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh rivalry that numerous Mountaineer fans see as fuel to the competitive ...

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, ...