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The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown recently announced two Paul Harris Awards. One award was presented to Doug Alexander. Doug is a 14-year member who has long been active in club activities, and he is the only member who has served twice as president, first in 1999 and again in 2009. This is his second Paul […]

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Bradshaw trails early, finishes second

SISSONVILLE — Despite shooting a one-under par round of 70 on the first day of the three-day West Virginia Open golf tournament, six-time champion David Bradshaw fell behind the early leaders and could never overtake them. Bradshaw would fire under-par rounds on all three days of the Edgewood Country Club-held tournament, but was forced to […]

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Six stakes races worth almost $1 million

This Saturday night Charles Town will offer its lucrative Summer Sprintfest with nearly $1 million up for grabs in a half-dozen stakes, topped by the fifth renewal of the $400,000 Red Legend Stakes . Recently, those who enjoy pure speedballs were energized by the efforts of two horses in particular in the Woody Stephens Stakes […]

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Wooden bats. College teammates still playing on the same team. Most of the players in their early 20s. But some past 35 continuing to enjoy organized baseball played in the evenings after work. It’s the decades-old Blue Ridge Wooden Bat League. With teams in Purcellville, Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Martinsburg, and Brunswick. Since Brunswick has two teams […]

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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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Big Red gets ‘Grand Slam’ of Triple Crown records

The best of all time just got even better. Secretariat, the larger-than-life thoroughbred from nearly four decades ago, has finally been given his due by the people now in charge at Pimlico, the race track where the Preakness Stakes takes place. It was in 1973 when Secretariat was at his record-busting best. He had set […]

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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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What’s going on with the poplar trees?

“What’s going on with the poplar trees this year?” is a common question I’ve been hearing lately around central West Virginia. “I’ve lived here 50 some years and have never seen the poplar trees look like this,” I had one fellow from Braxton County say to me a few weeks ago. I have to agree […]

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W.Va.’s new texting law takes effect Sunday

CHARLES TOWN — West Virginia drivers accustomed to tapping out text messages and talking on their cells while behind the wheel will soon have to put those habits on hold. Starting Sunday, motorists in the Mountain State can be given tickets for sending or reading text messages while driving (a primary offense) and talking on […]

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