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Last-second action gives Shepherd the win

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- It's unlikely a team could fall behind by 14 points by halftime, and then reverse their troubles enough to come from behind to win on the road.It's unlikely the same team could trail by four points with less than 20 seconds to play, and then win in regulation, when they had an ...

East Stroudsburg free throws difference in beating Rams

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Making all 10 of its foul shots in the first half, and then adding nine more successful free throws in the second half, pushed East Stroudsburg past Shepherd, 59-56, in a close-to-the-vest women's PSAC basketball game.Shepherd attempted only eight free throws and made only ...

Jones goes on scoring tear to lead Rams

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Jarrell Jones scored and scored throughout the second half in leading Shepherd to an 82-78 conference win over visiting East Stroudsburg on Jan. 16.Jones and his 24-point half had just enough flourish to get past the pressing defense of the Warriors.It was a typical ...

College bowls leave many teams with satisfied smiles

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- This coming Monday, the winner of the LSU vs. Clemson game will be the happiest team when all the kickoffs and trips to Dixie's sunny shores have been counted.The national championship will have been decided on the field. No more polls that leave undefeated teams finishing with ...

Unbeaten West Chester trips Rams in first game of 2020

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- West Chester had more rebounds, and the Golden Rams continually shot free throws in repulsing Shepherd's upset bid in its first men's basketball game of 2020.Improving to 12-0 overall, West Chester got loose from a 73-73 tie with 2:30 remaining to win, 84-77, on its home ...

Kansas solves WVU with second half defense

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- In the last decade or so, beating Kansas in its Allen Fieldhouse, a place oozing with the history of Jayhawk successes, has been nearly impossible.On Saturday, before a packed house of 16,300, the Jayhawks were struggling against West Virginia and its physical presence.The ...

Hot Stove League smolders on in small towns

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The non-descript buildings that serve as general stores, post offices, grocery refuges and gathering spots for retirees and opinionated sorts in the small towns of America are still in demand. Those clapboard buildings with their well-worn floors, calendars from the 1950s and ...

Audiences warmed to bowl games when there weren’t many played

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The current bowl season began before Christmas and somehow will cram 39 games into your holiday stocking.LSU has beaten Oklahoma and Clemson has trimmed Ohio State in the two bowls that interest millions waiting to winnow the large group down to the eventual national ...

Mountaineers bring down Ohio State

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Derek Culver and Oscar Tshiebwe were in early foul trouble. The Mountaineers were missing free throws. Rebounding -- usually a WVU strong point -- was being handled by No. 2 ranked Ohio State. Playing on a neutral court in its home state, the once-beaten Buckeyes had a ...

Mirror image: Brown vs. Norvell in Atlanta in 2020

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Neal Brown came to West Virginia with a quiet belief in himself. His football teams at Troy in the football cauldron that is the state of Alabama often featured offensive fireworks and wins in bowl games. Before becoming a head coach at Troy, he had been the offensive ...