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Early-season football takes its shape with seniors doing the creating

August 16, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- High school football comes out of the dressing rooms with few surprises. more »»

150th anniversary of college football honors former Rams

August 16, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- This fall will mark the 150th season with college football in the fall. Leather helmets, round-tummied footballs, the single wing and cardboard-like shoulder pads are long gone. more »»

Bring on the 2019 football season!

August 9, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Special teams. Special memories. Special seasons. First-time opponents. First-time trips to new towns and stadiums. more »»

Spring Valley couldn't beat Martinsburg; can anyone else?

August 9, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Which team is the logical favorite to win the West Virginia Class AAA football championship again in 2019? Most people with some knowledge of Mountain State high school football... more »»

Lineweaver Cup at end of Valley League rainbow

August 2, 2019 PURCELLVILLE, Va. -- Of the 11 teams in the Valley Baseball League (Virginia) vying for the 2019 championship, eight of them began their quest in the playoffs this week. more »»

Almost Heaven? Pocahontas County has five state parks

July 26, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- King Coal doesn't live in West Virginia any more. Tourism has gladly accepted the scepter from the mining industry and brings hundreds of millions in revenue to the state. more »»

Lazy summer day of watching nature on the Potomac

June 28, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Our neighbor, the Potomac River, has made a remarkable recovery from the years it had to struggle with pollution that limited its viability as both a source of game fishing and wate... more »»

Bald eagles take flight near Shepherdstown

June 21, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shade your eyes. Crane your neck and look up high into a tree at a very large bird nest constructed of sticks, branches and pieces of wood. more »»

When cow pasture baseball carried the day

June 19, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The bats had been repaired with tar tape and nails. Those bats weren't made by Louisville Slugger or Adirondack, but were bought at a hardware store instead. more »»

Familiar teams chase more state titles

May 31, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- St. Albans, Hurricane and Wheeling Park return to Charleston again in search of baseball immortality. more »»

10th Annual Harpers Ferry Half Marathon held Saturday

May 24, 2019 HARPERS FERRY -- Runners participated on Saturday in the 10th Annual Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, completing the course that included a path from River Riders, through School House Ridge, the Murphy... more »»

Defensive letdown, only one run lose first Regional game

May 24, 2019 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — After five innings, there were no runs by either team. Only 55 minutes had elapsed and Jefferson and Hedgesville were locked in a 0-0 pitcher’s duel. And then it was ove. more »»

After two wins, Shepherd falters in league tournament

May 17, 2019 BECKLEY — Shepherd had used multi-run innings to defeat both Virginia-Wise and Concord, in its first two games in the double-elimination Mountain East Conference baseball tournament staged in... more »»

Cards win AAA boys Regional track and field meet

May 17, 2019 SPRING MILLS -- Hosting the Class AAA, Region 2 track and field meet made it easier to arrange a proper celebration for Spring Mills, once it officially edged Hedgesville, 132-117 in the scoring on... more »»

Sigh of relief: Cougars compete to qualify for state meet

May 17, 2019 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- The Cougars' track teams competed to advance to the state track meet, during the MAC Championships on May 9 at Jefferson High School. more »»

Doyle has both refined and raw talent needed to be drafted

May 10, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Major League baseball has leaped headlong into an age where it uses computer-generated information the same as its players once used sunflower seeds, Mail Pouch chewing tobacco and... more »»

As fast as you can: Cougars and Cardinals compete in track meet

May 10, 2019 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- The varsity track teams from Jefferson High School and Washington High School battled against each other, during an unscheduled dual on May 1. more »»

Journal Invitational at Hedgesville High School

May 3, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The Cougars participated in the Journal Invitational at Hedgesville High School on Friday. more »»

Notre Dame takes three of four games versus Shepherd

May 3, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN — Besides losing a pair of one-run decisions to Notre Dame, Shepherd failed in another close game (falling 6-3) and finally blasted the Falcons, 14-0, in the nightcap of last Sunday’s... more »»

Baseball's one-run games have certain requirements

May 3, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN — One-run baseball games measure a team’s spirit, unselfishness and a player’s willingness to contribute in some positive way. more »»



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