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“The 2013 baseball team will go down in HHS athletic history as our finest ever.”

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With the spring 2020 sports season in hiatus, the lack of game action has allowed me to take a walk down memory lane. In the office, senior editor and former sports editor Jim King began the discussion of best sports moments in his reporting history. I chimed in with a few great moments of m…

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PETERSBURG – After 1 season at the helm of the Romney Pioneers, head coach Donny Evans has accepted the head coaching position at Petersburg High School.

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Just to give you a feel for summer, here’s a classic Clint from July 2009: 

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Another week has gone by, and the situation in our state and country hasn’t changed a great deal. Everything is still shut down, and people are more cautious than ever about where they spend their time and who they spend it with. We continue to be one of the lucky states, with just over 300 …

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Two weeks ago (which feels like 2 years ago), I pressed pause on my sports writing career to invest in West Virginia’s newest online industry: #COVID-19 reporter. 

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It’s a crazy world we live in nowadays as I’ve stated several times before.  Our fast-paced society has slammed on the brakes and came to a halt.  I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason and in this case it’s time to hit the reset button and go back to the way things were w…

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SOUTH CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has been managing the New River walleye population for nearly 20 years, and the use of electrofishing is proving to be an effective way to collect data about this popular sport fish.

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Just about everyone you talk to says they have never been through anything quite like this pandemic, with closed churches, closed businesses, no sports, and social distancing. Sometimes we think that all these precautions are silly, but we must keep this in perspective. 

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Until the Governor’s stay-in-place order is lifted, all parks in Hampshire County will be closed. This may be inconvenient for many people, but the HCP&R Board doesn't want to take the risk of potential of spreading the virus to many families.

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — There are 13 species of turtle in West Virginia, but the most beloved is none other than the eastern box turtle.Eastern box turtles are on the move now that spring has arrived and are a familiar sight in backyards and along hiking trails. These reptiles get their na…

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Sixtyy years ago last week, a group of boys from here put the finishing touches on a remarkable achievement.

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It’s the time of the year to hit the woods for some spring tonic, the smelly but tasty, West Virginia ramp.  It finally stopped raining long enough to make it out this past weekend for the first mess of the year.  The ramps were easy to dig with the saturated ground.

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As is the case with many of our upcoming programs and events, the Gary Crane Cup Golf Program is up in the air at this point. Cacapon State Park has closed its course through April, so the first outing, which was scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, has been postponed indefinitely. We will resch…

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SOUTH CHARLESTON — A West Virginia angler recently caught a state record grass carp in Hardy County. It’s the second record grass carp caught in the last two months.

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WVSSAC suspends spring sports

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First off, congratulations to the state of West Virginia on winning the COVID-19 March Illness National Championship. Without argument, this championship is more elusive than a football or basketball national championship.  

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SUNRISE SUMMIT – Excitement filled the air at Hampshire High last Wednesday as the Trojans made their 2020 debut with a scrimmage against John Handley.

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I think there is no better time to get outside, away from people, and into the outdoors than right now.  The outdoors provides a safe and relaxing atmosphere that everyone can enjoy and benefit from.  There is plenty to do around here as we live in an outdoor paradise.                       …

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SUNRISE SUMMIT – Before the suspension of athletics last week, the Trojan softball team squeezed in a scrimmage with John Handley and the girls were able to put up a flurry of runs knocking off the Judges 19-14.

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Due to concerns about the flu and other health issues, HCP&R is canceling the Women’s Self-Defense Course that was set to begin April 7. When these health concerns pass, we plan to offer the course at some point. We are very sorry for any inconvenience the cancellation may cause, but we …

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The 2020 Kisses in Winter Ball was an overwhelming success.  Sponsored by the Romney Rotary Club in conjunction with Trojan Athletic Association (TAA) volunteers, the event raised nearly $17,000 after expenses.  These proceeds were donated to the TAA on Wednesday at the Rotary Meeting.  Acce…

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CHARLES TOWN – Hampshire was hoping to hand coach Danny Alkire his first postseason victory last week, but unfortunately the Washington Patriots had other plans as they eliminated the Trojans in the sectional semifinals 72-59.

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Since coming aboard the Hampshire Review I have learned a few things about West Virginia’s oldest county. 

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The weather has broken and the recent snow has melted with warmer temperatures back in the forecast.  Daylight savings time has caused us to spring forward with an extra hour of daylight in the evenings.  The Spring Equinox takes place on March 19 marking the first official day of spring.

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Even though the Christmas Festival of Lights Fund Drive officially ended February 29, we just keep getting new members for the Santa Club. 

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MARTINSBURG – The Hampshire girls basketball team battled Martinsburg toe-to-toe for 3 quarters last week in the regional title bout, but in the 4th quarter the Bulldogs pulled away to win the game 51-33 and clinch a berth into states.

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SOUTH CHARLESTON — In an effort to provide accessible fishing opportunities for families and new anglers during the 2020 spring fishing season, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced the dates and locations of more than 70 trout stockings at several state parks and forests.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT -  The Hampshire (8-14) boys basketball team looks to end a 5-year dry spell this evening as the Trojans travel to Washington (10-12) for a semifinal sectional playoff game against the Patriots. 

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SUNRISE SUMMIT – On this week 21 years ago, school board members voted 3-2 to hire Keyser resident Sean Biser as head coach of the Hampshire Trojan football team. 

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You’ll please excuse me if I interrupt this column to sprint to the restroom. The flu has me.

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Nominations are now being accepted for the Hampshire County Athletic Hall of Fame’s class of 2020. 

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The Capon Bridge 8th grade girls basketball team won the 2020 PVL championship finishing with a 17-1 overall record. Pictured (left to right) Dakota Strawderman, Izzy Blomquist, Alexis Ross, Jaden Kerns, Coach Butch Kuykendall, Ambrielle Odom, Hailee Jenkins, Daniella Knight, and Mulledy Jane Cook.

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The Archery in the Schools program is organized by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) and is present in more than 300 schools across the state.  It is open to public, private and home school students in grades 4 through 12.  This is a great program that gives students wh…

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation is offering a twelve-week women’s self-defense course at the Old Capon Bridge Middle School cafeteria. The course will meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 from April 7 through June 23. Wayne Neller, a black belt in Karate and a veteran instru…

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KEYSER — If you’ve heard that fly fishing only targets trout and salmon, you’ve heard wrong! Fly fishing today is as diverse as any style of fishing.