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Competition for the 2nd annual Gary Crane Cup will kick off on April 21, when we travel to Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs for the 1st of our 6 qualifiers.
The old saying, “practice makes perfect,” isn’t only true in sports but can apply in the hunting and fishing world as well. It’s been proven that the more you do something the better you are at it, whatever it may be. When it comes to hunting and fishing, the experience and knowledge gained every trip to the outdoors is more important than anything.
In anticipation of the approaching spring, it’s easy to let the iconic song by Julie Andrews, “The Sound of Music” set the scene.
ROMNEY — Bowler Katherine Corbin, age 13, from Romney has bowled her way into the Maryland State Youth “High Average Invitational Tournament.”
SUNRISE SUMMIT — Track has been preparing for the first meet of the season, which takes place this Saturday at the Jefferson Invitational.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Hampshire County Athletic Hall of Fame’s class of 2015.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Maryland simply had no answer for West Virginia’s full-court pressure defense or sophomore forward Devin Williams in the paint.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — If you take 8 ornery donkeys, stir in some local fire and EMS heroes, sprinkle in some FFA students and top it with Hampshire athletes, you get a recipe for fun.
I found myself at the Augusta Fire Hall last Saturday armed with a camera and note pad.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — The Hampshire tennis team is coming off a slump that can be measured in years. With a winless season and 1st-year players, it would be difficult for any program to build a success.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — With a new year and clean slate, the Trojan softball team has shaken off the disappointing season of 2014 and looks forward to fielding a more experienced team.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — Returning pitchers David Delawder, John Judy, Cody Kesner and Tyler Ault will be part of the Trojans pitching strength this year.
March madness is here, and this March’s madness has all the makings to be the maddest March yet.
The Hampshire Mat Club wrapped up the team portion of its 2015 schedule at the West Virginia Junior States Tournament in Parkersburg on March 7. Four HMC wrestlers competed at the tourney, which attracted 1,100 of the best youth wrestlers in West Virginia.
AUSTIN, Texas — WVU freshman and righthander Shane Ennis picked up his first Big 12 win in his first Big 12 appearance Saturday night, leading the Mountaineers to a 10-inning, 7-6 victory over the Texas Longhorns.
With winter almost over and spring in sight, I’ve been thinking about getting away for a weekend really soon. I love traveling around West Virginia and seeing all the natural beauty it has to offer. There are so many neat places to visit and so much to do that it would take the whole summer to experience it all.
MORGANTOWN — The Mountaineers are headed to the NCAA Tournament! Fifth-seeded West Virginia takes on 12th-seeded Buffalo in Columbus on Friday, March 20, at Nationwide Arena.
MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University 2015 football season tickets are now on sale to fans who did not have season tickets in 2014.
MORGANTOWN — Due to the delayed opening of Monongalia County Ballpark, the West Virginia University baseball team has announced schedule changes to the first four home games.
The weather has broken, and the snow has melted with warmer temperatures. Daylight saving time has already caused us to spring forward with an extra hour of daylight in the evenings. The spring equinox is next week on March 20, marking the first official day of spring.
The hope of spring is soon to be realized but for now, the signs of a bitter winter still linger. We must all endure a short period between winter and spring that can change our daily routine.
PETERSBURG — The Petersburg fish hatchery is one of the oldest and smallest hatcheries in West Virginia, but its distinction as “Home of the golden trout,” makes it one of the most recognizable hatcheries in the state.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — A 7-year year dry spell has ended.
Hampshire native puts his stock in fish management
Say you beat a team, OK State, by 10 points two weeks ago, and beat it at its place. Then you play the same team again at your place, only you’re missing 40 points (out of 73), 9 rebounds and 8 assists because your only 2 seniors who play are hurt. Moreover, you’re trying to get over a shocking loss to conference champ Kansas in Lawrence. Add to this the fact that, this time around, OK State shoots 54% from the floor, 52% from three (11-21), and 82% from the line.
MORGANTOWN (AP) — Devin Williams tied a career-high with 22 points to lead No. 20 West Virginia to an 81-72 victory over Oklahoma State in the teams' regular-season finale Saturday.
CHARLESTON (AP) — Curtis Taylor has stepped down as the Division of Natural Resources' wildlife chief.
HUNTINGTON — The Hampshire wrestlers successful season has come to an end, but not before setting high standards for future Hampshire grapplers. The Trojans ended the season with 3 regional champions and 4 Trojans sent to states.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — The Hampshire boys basketball team ended its regular season last week with a win and a loss.
CUMBERLAND, Md. — The Hampshire bowlers completed their season last weekend with a performance that left them low in the standings but high in pride.
While not mathematically eliminated, WVU men’s hoops, after its unfortunate loss to Baylor on Saturday, need a series of miracles to become league champions. The Mountaineers, 22-7/10-6 (Big 12), must win out, and then, by the HCR’s analysis, Oklahoma must both win and lose both its final 2 games; Kansas needs to lose 4 of its final 2 games; FOX News must lie less than 70% of the time (as opposed to its recent rate of 82%) between now and Sunday; Iowa State must beat Kansas 3 times in the same game; congress must compromise on something, anything; and Seinfeld must cease being funny, even after all these years of being funny.
Martinsburg stands in way of trip to Charleston
SOUTH CHARLESTON — Questions for hunters and projected seasons for this fall should make the upcoming round of public hearings on DNR regulations one of the liveliest in years.
SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia residents will have an opportunity this month to review and comment on the state's proposed new hunting, trapping and fishing regulations.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — Donkey basketball is back at Hampshire High School and you are invited to join in the fun.
MORGANTOWN —The WVU-Oklahoma State game, presented by Sheetz, on Saturday, March 7, is sold out.
HUNTINGTON — Two Trojan wrestlers won and two lost in the first round of the state wrestling meet Thursday night.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — It was senior night for the Hampshire boys basketball and the 3 seniors could not have been honored more than by dominating local rival Keyser 69-50.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — In an effort to update the safety and give a new look to the Hampshire gymnasium, The Bank of Romney has donated new mats that line the full length of the wall on both ends of the basketball court.
Whether WVU can ride its recent success, wins over then #8 (AP)/#8 (USA Today) Kansas and #22/#24 OK State, and finally take its number back from Texas will be determined before the posting of this week’s HCR. The Longhorns have snatched WVU’s number from WVU the last 2 seasons. Yes, WVU fans, Texas and its coach Rick Barnes—whose teams are like five cacti planted in the lane; instead of needles, they’ve all sprouted ballpeen hammers—has WVU’s number. The last 4 WVU/UT matchups have seen WVU lose by 11, 17, 17 and 27 points. That Texas led by at least 21 points in each game indicates that initial 11-point win wasn’t as close as the final score suggests.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — Shane Ennis stepped onto the pitching mound for the first time since signing with WVU. Ennis got the call in the 6th inning, down by 2 against Georgia Southern University. He inherited runners on first and second with 2 outs.
CUMBERLAND, Md. — Congratulations to the U12 Hampshire Cosmos soccer team that played in the Cumberland YMCA Indoor Soccer League this winter. Cosmos ended their season with 7 wins and 1 loss, finishing 2nd in the indoor league. Their 1 loss came by way of undefeated Hyndman, who went on to be the champions.
MORGANTOWN — After a swim season of setting personal bests and breaking Hampshire records, Gunner Edgell’s 2nd appearance at states is in the Hampshire record book.
CHARLESTON (AP) — The NCAA placed West Virginia's athletic department on two years' probation Wednesday for recruiting violations involving illegal text messages and phone calls in 14 sports.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — It was a busy week for the Hampshire bowlers with a total of 4 matches in 5 days, giving the Trojans lots of quality pin time leading up to the showcase tournament.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — The Hampshire basketball boys ground out a pair of wins over Washington and Keyser last week.
CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials are promoting state parks by offering prizes for catching specially tagged trout.