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Shepherd crowds hitters into the PSAC softball tournament

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Showing its merits right from the beginning of the 2021 season, the Shepherd softball team narrowly missed winning its division of the conference. But by finishing second to Kutztown in the East Division, the Rams were able to host West Chester in the quarterfinals of ...

Shepherd teams both pursue tournament berths

SHEPHERDSTOWN — One of Shepherd’s diamond teams can probably see quaint Quakertown, Pa. just ahead, as it readies to end the regular season on the first Saturday in May. The other group of baseball-playing Rams can just as clearly see the conference postseason tournament coming at Slippery ...

No April fool . . . Shepherd defeats Mercyhurst in one-game football season

SHEPHERDSTOWN — In the middle of the Ohio River. One team came from Erie in far western Pennsylvania. The other football team came from the easternmost part of West Virginia where history blankets its little town in steam boats and a bloody Civil War battle right next door. It was an early ...

Doyle begins second professional season next month

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Professional baseball has a different look here in 2021. There is a more bare-bones approach to the whole business side of the sport. Across the country, there are 42 cities and towns that no longer can send singers out to the bleachers to wax eloquent about propping their ...

Beeler, Brown, Purtell, Seymour slay Red Raiders in Shepherd sweep

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherd and West Chester remained unbeaten in the PSAC East softball division last weekend. Sweeping consecutive doubleheaders from Shippensburg, Shepherd moved its nationally recognized overall record to 14-1 and now has a 10-0 PSAC record. West Chester, which has far fewer ...

Bevy of hitters, strike-throwing pitchers launch softball Rams

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Scan Shepherd’s softball roster after a smooth-as-silk beginning to the 2021 season and you’ll find a lengthy list of names who are contributing to the team’s 10-1 overall record, which includes a 6-0 start to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference schedule. After ...

Even the plowed cornfields in Indiana are scenic this year

SHEPHERDSTOWN — It was all taken away in 2020. The NCAA basketball tournament had to be abandoned. Will that make it more tasteful and more treasured this year? Or will the pairing with Morehead State be disregarded and left for somebody else to worry about on Friday at about 9:50 p.m. when ...

Kansas City: Road not paved with gold for Mountaineers

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Dorothy and Toto are not on this road to Kansas City. It’s more likely West Virginia’s Mountaineers will encounter a tornado or the Wicked Witch, instead of any gold pavement, when they embroil themselves in this week’s Big 12 Conference basketball tournament. The ...