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Shepherd introduces women’s basketball season

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The first time the Shepherd women stepped on the basketball court for competition against another team this semester was in Lynchburg, Va., against the Division I Liberty Flames. It was billed as an exhibition game, and the NCAA Division II Rams fell by only eight points to a ...

Shepherd gets back to softball after curtailed 2020 season

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- As was the case all over the virus-victimized country, the Shepherd softball Rams had their 2020 season ended weeks before it was scheduled to end with a possible return to an NCAA Regional tournament. Only 10 games were played and the Rams couldn't properly introduce ...

Father and son: The name is Jarrod West

SHEPHERDTOWN -- Very little was known about Jarrod West, when he came from Natchez, Miss. to play basketball for West Virginia in the late 1990s. He had not made much of a splash in his home state, and at 5-foot-11, he didn't cast much of a shadow in the spacious Coliseum. He was personable ...

Shepherd brings back cross country as a team sport

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Cross country was last a team sport at Shepherd back in 2003. On Sunday in Indiana, Pa., there was a re-introduction of the sport by both a Rams' men's team and women's team. The host, Indiana RedHawks, won the men's division, with second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh ...

‘Go blue and gold’ allegiance notable throughout state’s history

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- What was the depth of the influence of radio broadcaster Jack Fleming? Was their a pervasive "underdog" or "us against them" mentality that permeated the entire state of West Virginia? What part of the equation was influenced by the fact many of the Mountaineer football, ...

Shepherd football signs 12 recruits

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Optimistic! There have been no football games showcased at Shepherd University since the close of the 2019 season. Shepherd's conference -- the PSAC -- cancelled the 2020 fall season after much consideration and trying to draft some sort of schedule for its schools. At ...

After stellar first pro season, Doyle readies for the 2021 summer

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- After outfielder Brenton Doyle finished off his rousing entry season into professional baseball in 2019 by hitting about .460 in August and then over .600 in five playoff games for Grand Junction in the Pioneer League, the parent Colorado Rockies could be excused for gushing ...