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West Virginia’ s one time as No. 1 in the polls

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Some with bowed heads, some with a faraway look in their squinted eyes and others spouting remembrances of a game and its incidents like it was yesterday. Decades ago it ended with some sadness, but with more "what might have been's." West Virginia was acclaimed as the No. 1 ...

Small school players were the state’s most prolific scorers

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Back when the normal winters in West Virginia found only the narrow, two-lane roads clogged with snow and the coal mines operating at full blast, sporting events were actually played . . . and played on schedule. In Preston County, there were 10 high schools and they had a ...

Annual WVU vs. Oklahoma game this week

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- When Oklahoma stumbled and fell in the early season while losing to both Kansas State and Iowa State, the Big 12 football world was wondering what happened to the always-dominant Sooners. But now that the season has lurched along toward its end, the Sooners have won five ...

Grab a ride on WVU basketball merry-go-round

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- No longer is the axiom, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Especially when peering into the ever-changing world of WVU basketball. A scheduled trip to the Bahamas for an eight-team tournament was scrubbed and moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. Five teams from the ...

Tradition, treasured memories play roles in buck firearms season

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The only sounds come from an agitated blue jay, a food-chasing squirrel and a hammering woodpecker. Otherwise, the crisp air is quiet because the wind is not barking at the hunters. Stationed on a sturdy tree stand is a blaze-orange clad hunter hunkered against a tree in the ...

Herd continues being heard

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The stands at Marshall's Joan Edwards Stadium are only partially filled when the Thundering Herd takes on another Conference USA rival. But the hullabaloo being created by those avid spectators might be heard over in Putnam County where Coach John "Doc" Holliday was born in ...

Big Reds roll on historic Stadium Field

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- There weren't 8,500 people in the stands at Parkersburg's fabled Stadium Field last Friday, but those in attendance were loud enough as the host Big Reds stopped Jefferson, 37-20, to ensure a playoff berth and keep the Cougars out of the post-season festivities. One the ...

Fluctuations dominate WVU basketball news

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The "Backyard Brawl" won't be played this men's basketball season. Neither will much of the original 2020-2021 schedule, courtesy of the COVID-19 virus and the roaring inroads the disease is still making. West Virginia and Pittsburgh won't play this season, but games between ...