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Florida Summer League is Moreland’s baseball home

After batting .387 for Flagler College in St. Augustine this past spring, Brett Moreland is currently playing through the summer with the Leesburg Lightning of the six-team Florida Collegiate Summer League. The Florida League is one of the dozen summer circuits where collegiate players continue to hone their baseball skills while being watched by college […]

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The abundance of Little league baseball and softball tournaments got underway late last week when the District 6, Area 1 9-10 year-old event opened. In the first round, Jefferson County battered Charles Town-Ranson, 27-4, before dropping a 32-3 verdict to Morgan County and then losing to Hedgesville pitcher Camden Rebuck’s no-hitter in its only game […]

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When Jim Thorpe was one of the world’s best baseball players, best football players, and best track and field athletes he was overseas, having just completed the second day of the 10-event decathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Thorpe was approached by King Gustav V of Sweden. The king gave the Sac/Fox Indian a […]

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Shepherd to leave WVIAC in 2013

Shepherd and the other eight football-playing members of the WVIAC are leaving the league effective with the beginning of the 2013-14 school term. The 15-member West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will effectively be reduced to only six schools by the move of the nine schools that have fielded football teams before now. Leaving will be […]

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Seniors Honored

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Ryan Pansch was unbeaten during his senior year at Washington High with a 7-0 pitching record and had an 0.36 earned run average. Fraser Brown was in his first season with Jefferson High and the second baseman batted .455 and was the team leader in hits, doubles, triples, and home runs. Both county high school […]

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Bradshaw looks for fourth straight title

Already a six-time West Virginia Open winner, Bakerton’s David Bradshaw is back in the state to defend another championship that he won last year. This year’s tournament is being staged at the Edgewood Country Club in Sissonville in Kanawha County. Bradshaw, a Shepherd University graduate, first won the Open in 2004 when he was still […]

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The Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame has inducted nine more former Thundering Herd student-athletes. This year’s group includes William King (football), Tamar Slay (basketball), Greg Kappas (baseball), Charlie Kautz (football), Jill Mussman-O’Brien (volleyball), Jim Sheridan (swimming), Arlene Stooke (women’s track and field), Jermaine Swafford (football), and Richard Watts (men’s cross country). King was Marshall’s […]

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Former Boston College guard Matt Humphrey has transferred to WVU and will be eligible to play in the upcoming basketball season. Humphrey averaged just over 10 points a game for the Eagles in the 2011-12 season. Because he has already graduated with a bachelor’s degree, Humphrey will be immediately eligible and have one season left […]

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The Class A first-team, all-state baseball team included pitchers Kiefer Hovorka (Charleston Catholic), Karl Bennington (Gilmer County), and Jamie Miller (East Hardy). The catcher was Zack Romine (Parkersburg Catholic). Infielders chosen were Mitch Davis (Parkersburg Catholic), Chris Petrucci (Notre Dame), Jordan Simpson (Man), and Mitchel French (Cameron). The outfielders selected were Mic Keys (Wheeling Central), […]

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The Class AA all-state baseball team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association had 16 players named to the first-team. Those 16 players included Ryder Bolin (Ritchie County), Steven Barr (Oak Glen), Eric Roberts (Point Pleasant), Kyle Elliott (Magnolia of New Martinsville), and Corey Bird (Herbert Hoover). Also named were Jordan Banks (Chapmanville), […]

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