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Legion Wildcats have credibility

First-year head coach Buzzy Jackson has compiled a schedule for the Jefferson Wildcats American Legion Senior team (19-and-under) that numbers at least 36 games and features playing dates in Morgantown at WVU’s Hawley Field, in Keyser at Potomac State College, and in Lynchburg at Liberty University. Jackson is a former college pitcher at Francis Marion […]

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Hagerstown Suns dilemma reveals political motives and diluted interest in baseball

Pepper Martin’s 1930s baseball is not Miami Marlins’ 2012 baseball. Baseball was king from the late 1800s until NFL football came to your television and the Green Bay Packers moved professional football to the forefront of people’s interest. And then college basketball and college football could be easily found on television about that same time. […]

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On this small island, most of the work is done by four-legged “employees” that aren’t worried about pensions or 401(k)s. The island is only 3.8 square miles in size. Its narrow roads and city streets weren’t made for automobiles or any conveyance powered by motors. Those ribbons for movement were constructed with horses in mind. […]

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Former West Virginia University baseball players Jedd Gyorko and Tyler Kuhn are only a step below the major leagues as their respective 2012 professional baseball seasons move toward June. The 23-year-old Gyorko was recently promoted by the San Diego Padres from the Class AA San Antonio to Class AAA Tucson. Gyorko has played both second […]

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Down Memory Lane
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Jefferson High swimmer Kyle Polczynski has signed a letter-of-intent to join the swim team at West Virginia University-Tech in Montgomery. At Jefferson, Polczynski swam the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, and on several Cougar relays. He qualified for the 2012 state swim meet in Morgantown where he finished 10th in the 50-meter freestyle and was also […]

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Former West Virginia University running back Quincy Wilson is joining the Mountaineer football staff as the assistant director of football operations. “This is a dream come true for me,” Wilson said. “I’m honored that Coach Holgorsen asked me to come back and serve as the assistant director of football operations for the program. Coming back […]

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Off the tee

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The Ladies of Sleepy Hollow are welcoming the return of “Bubbly” Carol Winckler on June 14. Carol is a school teacher in Maryland and is an active player for much too short a time. On May 31, the game played was “Betty’s Choice”, throwing out holes six and 13, minus 100% handicap. Of the ladies […]

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MORGANTOWN— There will be seven additions to the WVU Athletic Hall of Fame when the 2012 class is inducted on Sept. 22 prior to the home football game against Maryland. This year’s inductees are basketball’s Lee Patrone and Maurice Robinson, football’s Bo Orlando and Ben Dunkerley, soccer’s Katie Barnes, swimming’s Dan Cavanaugh, and former athletic […]

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The RETIREMENT

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The RETIREMENT

When 80-year-old Bob Starkey thinks back to when he was a youngster growing up in Mineral County he recalls something his father said about him. [cleeng_content id="t1" price="0.15" description="Read it now!"]“My dad would tell his friends, ‘All he cares about is sports.’ ” As his life quickly moved along from Ridgeley High School to a […]

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