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BAKER — The Hampshire boys basketball team looked strong last Thursday in their matchup against East Hardy defeating the Cougars 68-22 in their final scrimmage of the preseason.

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Cali Kobasiar breaks her own school record

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One of the beautiful things in sports is the scoreboard. The scoreboard gives you the most vital information you need: who’s winning and who’s losing. On Monday night there was no scoreboard visible, but the future of Trojan athletics had back-to-back wins. No scoreboard needed.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — At 2 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 12, the Trojan wrestling squad will be pumped up and ready to wrestle in front of their peers in the Hampshire High gymnasium against Northern. 

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It’s hard to believe that another buck season is in the past and we’ll have to wait until next year to buck hunt with a rifle.  The first two days of buck season provided good conditions to hunt in but on the third day, high wind advisories were issued all across the state and it was downrig…

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We’ve had several questions concerning the Christmas Festival of Lights, so I thought this would be a good time to try to provide some answers.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — Hampshire athletics had a plethora of excellent performances this fall as 7 different Trojans landed on Class AAA All-State lists.

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The most popular week of deer hunting has passed as fast as the Thanksgiving leftovers, but there’s still another week of buck season left for those, including me, that weren’t so lucky.  I like hunting during the second week as the deer start to calm back down some and the bucks are on a fr…

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Optimism is bubbling from Morgantown as the 2019 football season draws to a close under the new regime, and right when the story was starting to get good.  

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — With leftovers from Thanksgiving still in the refrigerator, the boys basketball team tipped off on Saturday against James Wood with the Judges capturing victory 66-53 in exhibition play.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — For the 1st time this season, a Hampshire swimmer did not break a school record at a swim meet although several swimmers recorded personal bests after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced that West Virginians can purchase their 2020 hunting and fishing licenses earlier than ever before and also be entered to win a drawing for prizes. Starting on Sunday Dec. 1, anyone who purchases a 2020 Sportsman or Junior Sportsman license will…

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In light of the new classifications that were released by the WVSSAC which slotted Hampshire in class ‘AAA’ once again, I was intrigued to find out the correlation between enrollment and winning football games, so I put together a simplistic research study. 

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Some favorite images from Hampshire High's fall sports campaign in 2019.

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Hampshire girls swim team picked up their first victory of the season in a dual meet by defeating Hedgesville 33 – 23 on Saturday at Shepherd University.

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Clint’s out in the woods like so many of us for the start of buck season, so here’s his look at the start of the hunt 5 years ago.

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Our seventh annual Christmas Festival of Lights will kick off with the Lighting Ceremony, which will be held this Saturday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. at the amphitheater at Afton and Pauline Malick Central Hampshire Park in Augusta. The Festival will run through Jan. 1 and will be open daily from 5…

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 25 through Dec. 7, 2019, in 51 counties, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

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This is my annual Not So Thankful list. As the official Oscar the Grouch in the office, it is my duty to make sure folks don't get too teary-eyed and mushy around the holidays. Without further ado, here is my random list of things I am not thankful for this year.

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CLARKSBURG — After coming off a tough season in 2018-19, the Trojans paddlers started the 2019-20 campaign with a bang as the boys team took 5th place with 78 points and the girls finished in 6th place with 81 points.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — Hampshire Trojan swimming star Cali Kobasiar made it official last week as she signed on the dotted line to join the Frostburg State swimming team next fall.

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While scanning through the WVSSAC Football Officials packet, I stumbled across some information that might be applicable to Hampshire High’s football program.

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Last Friday, (Nov. 8th) my buddy, Dakota Janowitz, and I hopped in the truck after work, and made the nine hour trip to western Indiana for a few day, public land, Midwestern rut trip. With only having four full days, we decided that it would be best to take most of the day Saturday, and all…

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CHARLESTON — The magic carpet ride started on Thursday morning for the Trojan spikers as the Hampshire County community held a wonderful sendoff for the team before they headed to the state capital to compete in the state tournament.

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Capon Bridge Bengals bow out of playoffs in first round

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On June 28, 2019, Della Moreland signed a National Letter of Intent to Glenville State College for Women’s Track and Cross Country. She will be a Heptathlete in Women’s Track, participating in 7 events:  100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 meters, long jump, javelin throw and 800 meters.

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation will sponsor two youth basketball leagues for the coming winter. Biddy Buddy is for all boys and girls in grades 3 and 4, and the Intermediate Basketball League (IBL) is for all boys and girls in grades 5 through 8. The schedule of important dates and ti…

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The week of Thanksgiving is almost here and the much-anticipated opening morning of buck firearm season will start on Monday (Nov. 25).

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Trojans rally for epic comeback over Hedgesville at regionals

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CHARLES TOWN — The Trojan cheer squad competed at regionals on Saturday at Spring Mills and the girls took home 5th place.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — On Friday, a handful of fortunate sports reporters will converge to cover the volleyball state championships at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention, formerly known as the Civic Center. (Worst name change since Sears Tower.)

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — As the fall sports scene draws to a close, the Trojan swim team is off and paddling this weekend in Clarksburg in their first competition of the year.

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November is a busy time of the year for me with deer season and the rut in full swing. Months of preparation have led up to the best deer hunting of the entire year.

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Plans are complete for our 7th annual Jump Start Basketball Clinic. Jump Start is open to all boys in grades 3-7. (Note the change in the grades. Due to WVSSAC regulations, 8th graders are not allowed to participate in this clinic.) The clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 at the HHS gy…

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WVU’s Potomac State College holding Men’s Soccer Clinic

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SOUTH CHARLESTON - With the opening of big game hunting seasons quickly approaching, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds successful hunters that they must field tag and electronically check in their harvest. Field tags must be completed before moving the carcass, an…