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It will come as no surprise to anyone that there is no pennant fever in Hagerstown for the first-place Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League. A widely scattered gathering of maybe 210 quiet customers trickled into Municipal Stadium on a Monday night when the hometown Suns were in a flat-footed tie at the top […]

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More than kudzu, red clay, fire ants and July hot

Before there was Elvis … before there were hula hoops … even before there were bytes, Facebook and Interstate highways, there was King Baseball with a firm grip on the attention of most of the land. Elvis swiveled onto the scene in the mid-1950s. Hula hoops came from the same company that made Super Balls […]

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PRINCETON – The Charles Town-Ranson Junior League team reached the state tournament finals before falling, 8-6, to Dunbar/Cross Lanes/Nitro from Kanawha County. After going 3-0 in pool play at the state tournament, Charles Town/Ranson had reached the semifinals where it defeated fellow District 6 representative Grant County, 9-0. Dunbar/Cross Lanes/Nitro eliminated Princeton in the other […]

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Reserved season tickets for the 2012 Shepherd football season are now available. Also reserved single game tickets are also now on sale. To purchase either season tickets or single game tickets contact the university’s bookstore at (304) 876-5219 or log on to www.shepherdbook.com. Shepherd has five home games – Sept. 8 against American International, Sept. […]

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Reduced to a shell of its early-summer roster, the Jefferson County Wildcats were eliminated in two games in the West Virginia Area 5 Senior American Legion tournament also involving Berkeley Post 14, Romney Post 91, Ridgeley Post 136, and Potomac Valley Post 64. Berkeley Post 14, with high school or college players from Martinsburg High, […]

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What a fun day July 26 turned out to be for the Ladies of Sleepy Hollow. The extreme heat and terrific thunderstorm in the morning did not stop the frivolity. The game of the day, “Monkey Scramble,” was introduced to the club by Amy George. She said she played it in Canada during the college […]

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The four players from West Virginia University on the roster of the Winchester Royals didn’t distinguish themselves this summer. But nearly a dozen other players did as the Royals accomplished something few other teams have ever done in the Valley Baseball League. With only one game left in the 44-game season, Winchester had carved out […]

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DeVaughn recruited

Washington grad to wrestle at Kansas two-year college BOB MADISON Spirit Staff When her senior year at Washington High had wrestler Crystal DeVaughn finding matches at both the varsity and junior varsity levels there wasn’t a hint she could be taking her love of the sport on to the college level. But a rapid-fire chain […]

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PRINCETON — After winning its only game in the District 6 Senior League tournament, the Charles Town/Ranson team took a bus ride to the state tournament in Princeton. With its 1-0 record in hand, the Charles/Town Ranson defeated St. Albans, 11-10, in its first game in the state event. St. Albans had a 10-9 lead […]

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    This may not be the ideal time for West Virginia to be joining the point-happy Big 12 Conference. Only five starters return to the Mountaineer defense . . . and both Terence Garvin and Paul Miller of the secondary are coming back from injuries. Jewone Snow was also injured and needs a full recovery. […]

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