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Four move to Shepherd Hall of Fame

The 2012 class to be inducted into the Shepherd Athletic Hall of Fame is four in number. Vic Holmes, a four-year letterman in both basketball and baseball in the early 1970s, played on two Shepherd basketball teams that won more than 20 games. In basketball, Holmes was twice recognized with All-WVIAC mention. As a baseball […]

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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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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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