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Any Mountaineer magic to appear in 2021 season?

SHEPHERDSTOWN — After defeating a Brave Old Army Team with a nifty bowl comeback to complete the muddled 2020 season, what will be ahead from the fast-approaching West Virginia University football schedule? The newly instituted “transfer portal” has seen departures away from Morgantown ...

Wolf, Bergert, Carr lead list of baseball draftees

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Reduced to 20 rounds this year, the Major League Baseball draft of amateur players was held from July 11-13 and was welcomed news for five players either from West Virginia University or Shepherd University. The player receiving the best news and the largest bonus if he signs ...

Manoah: Large major league presence in every way

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Standing 6-feet-6. Weighing about 268 pounds. Huge black beard in place above his tattooed right arm — the right arm that earned him a $4,547,500 signing bonus from the Toronto Blue Jays, when he was selected as the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 Major ...

Morgantown returns in MLB Draft League

SHEPHERDSTOWN — After all the debris has fallen back to earth and the franchises have been winnowed away in professional baseball, it turns out that Morgantown is one of the partial survivors. What the Monongalia County people have left for 2021 is not professional baseball, per se, at their ...

Missing Bergert, West Virginia pitching couldn’t manage Big 12 rivals

SHEPHERDSTOWN — When West Virginia hosted an NCAA Regional baseball tournament in 2019, it had freshman pitcher Ryan Bergert as one of its trusted pillars. And then there was the forgettable 2020 season, lost mostly to the worldwide virus. When the 2021 season made its debut, Bergert ...

Shepherd advances to softball regional

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherd’s regular season softball record had enough luster to get it a bid to the Atlantic Regional that was scheduled to begin yesterday in Kutztown, Pa. Despite being eliminated in the conference tournament when stopped by West Chester, the Rams still showed an overall ...

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 ...