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SHEPHERDSTOWN— There are so many sayings spread all around baseball that they lay thick as dandelions on a cow pasture field used by 10-year-olds. “Hitting is contagious.” “Pitching is contagious.” “Strike one is the best pitch in baseball.” “He is a five-tool player.” “Get ‘em early.” “Get out the rally caps.” But nobody ever says, […]

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Bowling

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Mens Tuesday Night Handicap 3/20/2012 Ten Pinners  34-14 J & J Pro Shop 31-17 Hammertime           27-21 Misfits               24-24 Gimps Are Us         24-24 Blue Ridge Carpentry 23-25 Pure Luck          22-26 Power Rollers          22-26 Dead Last          21-27 King Pinz           12-36 High Average: Brian Longerbeam-206; Troy Longerbeam-204.60; Chad Coulter-204.08 High Game: Vernon Thomas-266; Pork Barrow and Kerry Bishop-256 […]

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Off the tee

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April 5 was a cold and blustery opening day for the Sleepy Hollow Ladies. Only ten were in attendance including four new members: Jean Cowan, Carole Daly, Therese Pierce and Brenda Young. The Daily Tournament was “most sixes.” From the 9-holers: Nancy Streeter won with three and Wendy Lochner won putts with 16. From the […]

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West still among most influential West Virginians

Politicians like to think of themselves as being influential, movers and shakers, at least in their own minds. They like to be out front, with a pasted-on smile, with an automatic handshake, with a photographed kiss for a baby. But politicians come and go. Many are there that can’t be gone fast enough for the […]

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500 wins

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500 wins
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College catcher now pitches for the Astros

David Carpenter received the last warmup pitch from a West Virginia University relief pitcher. He quickly stood, and rifled an effortless throw to second base. The next half-inning could begin. Carpenter was only an average college baseball hitter. Even with the aluminum bats that were allowed when he played, he had too many strikeouts, not […]

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MYRTLE BEACH — After opening its weeklong stand in the Mingo Bay high school baseball tournament in South Carolina with a win over a New York team, Jefferson was stopped, 5-1, by Cherry Hill East (NJ). Cherry Hill East pitcher Alex Dimpter silenced the Cougars on five hits and only one run. All of Jefferson’s […]

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MYRTLE BEACH, (SC)— On Tuesday of last week, Washington dropped an 11-2 decision to West Hill (NY) in the weeklong baseball tournament it was participating in while in Myrtle Beach, but then came back on Wednesday to defeat St. Edmund’s (NY), 10-0, in a game shortened to just five innings by the mercy rule. The […]

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MORGANTOWN— Pat Forsythe, the 6-foot-11 freshman from Brunswick, Ohio who missed all but seven of WVU’s 33 games this past basketball season will a leg injury, has been granted another year of eligibility. Forsythe had a 2.1 points a game average and a 3.4 rebounds per game average in the few games he played. He […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN— Shepherd and Fairmont divided a WVIAC softball doubleheader last Wednesday. The Fighting Falcons used a seventh inning run to snap a tie and get a 4-3 win in the opener, but then Shepherd used the shutout pitching of Tiffany Biggs to secure a 1-0 win in eight innings in the nightcap. The splitting of […]

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