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Olden Times was overshadowed by stablemate Swaps

The owner-trainer combination of Rex Ellsworth and Mesh Tenney basked in the California sunshine throughout the 1950s. Those two dapper horsemen did as much winning in their own backyard as any of their Golden State brethren. When they joined efforts to race a thoroughbred named Swaps, their fame grew a little bit longer and larger. […]

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California dreamin’ with WinStar’s Tiznow

Most of us can empathize with those who experience back trouble. Stiff backs, back spasms, trouble sleeping, and all the rest of the aches and pains associated with advancing age. But we don’t usually think of back problems sidelining a thoroughbred and keeping him from training. When thoroughbreds can’t properly train they lose their conditioning. […]

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On the weekend between Memorial Day and this Saturday’s [cleeng_content id="t1" price="0.15" description="Read it now!"]Belmont Stakes in which I’ll Have Another will look to become thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, Charles Town offered a pair of cards with contrasting track conditions. One night after a series of heavy thunderstorms roared through the Mid-Atlantic region […]

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Down Memory Lane
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Jefferson High swimmer Kyle Polczynski has signed a letter-of-intent to join the swim team at West Virginia University-Tech in Montgomery. At Jefferson, Polczynski swam the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, and on several Cougar relays. He qualified for the 2012 state swim meet in Morgantown where he finished 10th in the 50-meter freestyle and was also […]

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Former West Virginia University running back Quincy Wilson is joining the Mountaineer football staff as the assistant director of football operations. “This is a dream come true for me,” Wilson said. “I’m honored that Coach Holgorsen asked me to come back and serve as the assistant director of football operations for the program. Coming back […]

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Off the tee

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The Ladies of Sleepy Hollow are welcoming the return of “Bubbly” Carol Winckler on June 14. Carol is a school teacher in Maryland and is an active player for much too short a time. On May 31, the game played was “Betty’s Choice”, throwing out holes six and 13, minus 100% handicap. Of the ladies […]

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MORGANTOWN— There will be seven additions to the WVU Athletic Hall of Fame when the 2012 class is inducted on Sept. 22 prior to the home football game against Maryland. This year’s inductees are basketball’s Lee Patrone and Maurice Robinson, football’s Bo Orlando and Ben Dunkerley, soccer’s Katie Barnes, swimming’s Dan Cavanaugh, and former athletic […]

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Snyder: W.Va. must push for MARC input

CHARLES TOWN – State Sen. Herb Snyder hopes Maryland transportation officials will abandon their plan for big schedule changes for those who commute by train to D.C. and its suburbs, but he’s also focusing on the long haul. “We can’t have this threat to disrupt service every few years,” explained Snyder, a Democrat who represents […]

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Apple Tree assailant roomed with victim

RANSON – The Baltimore woman charged with involvement in the April shooting of Apple Tree Gardens that left one man dead and a woman injured was a former roommate of one of the victims. Carletta “Cee” Watson, 29, will appear before Magistrate William Senseney on Wednesday, June 6 for a preliminary hearing. She was arrested […]

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