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SHEPHERDSTOWN — In the first half of the Shepherd-Charleston women’s basketball game, counting the Lady Rams’ turnovers was like trying to count the stars in the Milky Way. By halftime, Charleston had shaved 13 points off a Shepherd lead that once was at 19 points. The Golden Eagles outscored the Lady Rams, 16-2, to close […]

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MARTINSBURG — A fourth-quarter scoring spree fueled by its pressure defense carried Martinsburg to a 74-43 win over visiting Jefferson in a girls basketball game played at the Martinsburg Fieldhouse. The Lady Bulldogs only had a 43-32 lead after three quarters before they went on a 31-point scoring spree in the fourth quarter to advance […]

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The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers have signed former WVU forward Kevin Jones to a contract. After the signing, the Cavaliers assigned Jones to the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League, as one of their NBA roster players. Jones has played in three games this season with the Charge and averaged 27 points a game on […]

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Rams’ free throws foil Falcons

FAIRMONT — Shepherd made 29-of-38 free throws, had eight players score at least eight points, and outrebounded host Fairmont last Tuesday at Joe Retton Arena. In winning its conference-opening game, 93-90, over the Falcons, Shepherd improved to 3-1 overall and was 1-0 in the WVIAC. Fairmont was 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference as […]

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Janis Whitham has never been in the foreground when a photograph was snapped of a large group of thoroughbred owners. She hasn’t been to every Kentucky Derby or to the Breeders’ Cup weekends with nonstop regularity. But when she has been successful, the people have known about it because her thoroughbreds have won world-class races. […]

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Shepherd vs. Charleston: Early WVIAC feature

It’s just late November, but Shepherd has already claimed a pair of road wins against teams that are used to winning when at home. Standing at 3-1 overall, the Rams have beaten Elizabeth City State on the road in North Carolina and later defeated Fairmont by three points at the Joe Retton Arena in Marion […]

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No couches were burned. They could have been after West Virginia held off Iowa State to finally qualify for a bowl bid. They may not have been burning their way to Almost Heaven in Morgantown (probably because it was the Thanksgiving holiday and thousands of students were drinking somewhere away from Sunnyside), but there was […]

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This past summer, the University of Maryland eliminated seven sports from its shrinking list of NCAA teams. None of them were self-supporting, as is the case with “minor” sports at nearly every institution in the land. Athletic director Kevin Anderson, fresh on the scene from the U. S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, […]

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Holliday and Herd stay home this year

No Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl for Marshall this year. Saturday’s had-to-have game against East Carolina decided the Thundering Herd’s bowl fate. When the Pirates scuttled Marshall, 65-59, in two overtimes, it meant a losing 5-7 record for Coach Holliday and the Thundering Herd. No bowl game with a losing record. Holliday and company had gone […]

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Mountaineers come home to Coliseum for first time

The trip for three games to the Old Spice tournament in Kissimmee in central Florida only partially removed the acrid taste West Virginia had in its mouth from the season-opening loss it took in Spokane when frosted by Gonzaga. The field in the Old Spice was not ripe with national contenders. Gonzaga ripped through its […]

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