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Did you know Alice Cooper is considered a clairvoyant? 

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SUNRISE SUMMIT – As the mercury inched towards triple digits last Thursday, the Hampshire Heat Little League team was facing intense heat on the mound from the Fort Ashby Red Sox starting pitcher Lanson Orndorff. 

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SUNRISE SUMMIT – The fireworks and festivities over the 4th of July have ceased and on Monday morning it was time for Hampshire to get back to work for the upcoming season as the 3-week open period officially started.

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When I was in college, I spent a lot of time at an archery shop doing odd jobs such as building arrows and setting up bows. Every year around mid-September, people would flood into the shop complaining that they could not get their broadheads to fly like their field points. After assessing t…

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The 2nd qualifier for the Gary Crane Cup will be held this Thursday, July 9, at The Pines Course in Morgantown. Note that this outing is on Thursday, not Tuesday as they are normally held, because Thursday was the day the course had enough room to accommodate our outing. The cost for 18 hole…

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MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in consultation with its medical officials, has today postponed the start of men’s basketball team workouts for 14 days following the most recent COVID-19 test results.

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The EMU Diamond Royals had two players named to the All-State Teams as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). This is the fourth year in a row that the EMU baseball program has had a player named to the VaSID All-State First Team.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 5, 2020) – The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in consultation with its medical officials, has today postponed the start of men’s basketball team workouts for 14 days following the most recent COVID-19 test results.

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The Big 12 Conference released its 2020 Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll with a total of 356 West Virginia University student-athletes appearing on the list. The conference recognizes all student-athletes with a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) or higher from its member institutions during each…

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Heavy machinery navigated its way onto Rannells Field Monday morning as the renovation project officially started.

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KEYSER – Thursday, June 25 marked the end of a long hiatus from team sports as the Hampshire Heat Little League baseball squad trotted onto Kitzmiller Memorial Ballfield in Keyser to play in their first game of the season. 

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SUNRISE SUMMIT – In the middle of March, athletics came to a screeching halt, schools closed and West Virginia’s oldest county went into quarantine mode. 

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With athletic competition kicked to the curb since March 13, my columns have wandered into dangerous foreign lands known as politics, health, schools and comedy (the comedy category is debatable, after being told I am neither funny nor amusing). 

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 When it comes to whitetail hunting, a lot of people out there access their hunting properties from the very front, or easiest place to access with a 4-wheeler or side by side. 

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SUNRISE SUMMIT – Strolling the sidelines of the gridiron this fall for the Pioneers will be a familiar face, but with a new role. Jeremy Buckley was announced as the new head coach of the Blue and Gray after former Head Coach Donny Evans accepted the head coaching position at Petersburg High. 

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation is requesting bids for the plumbing and electrical work at the new Conference Center at Hampshire Park, which is located at 121 Hampshire Park Lane on South Branch River Road, approximately three miles west of Romney. Bidders are requested to submit bids…

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When the virtual athletic banquet took place last month, the top female scholar athlete wasn’t mentioned. Kaley McDermeit didn’t complain.

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Rannells is ready for renovation, but construction sluggish so far

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CAPON BRIDGE – The Capon Bridge Bobcat football team took advantage of Phase 1 last week as they prepare for the upcoming season.

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Last week, Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben got stripped from grocery store shelves as corporations bowed down to the demands of people who strike me as trying to rewrite history. 

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SOUTH CHARLESTON — West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologists and Marshall University graduate students are monitoring the movement of timber rattlesnakes to help develop a method for moving the reptiles away from high-use recreation areas.

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We had 20 golfers for our first qualifier for the 2020 Gary Crane Cup last week at Highlands Golf in Franklin. 

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With the increased outdoor recreation due to COVID-19, it is important to remember to stay safe amidst your outdoor activities. In the region around Hampshire County, there are not as many threats to a person’s wellbeing as some might think, but there are certainly a few things that people n…

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh have agreed to a two-game series extension in men’s basketball, Director of Athletics Shane Lyons announced today.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the winner-take-all, $1 million summer basketball event, today announces that Best Virginia, the West Virginia alumni team, will be replaced in the field of 24 after a team member tested positive for COVID-19. Playing For Jimmy V will play He…

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MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that a second Mountaineer football student-athlete has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and will enter a self-isolation period for the next 14 days.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT – One week in the books as Phase 1 of the return to sports went as smoothly as possible at Hampshire High. 

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HAGERSTOWN – “Asphalt is for getting to the track and dirt’s for racing,” said the Red Rocket from Romney, Travis Clower. That statement rang true on Saturday night as the #20 car finished in 17th place out of 43 drivers in the Mid-Atlantic Modified class. 

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Attention professional sports franchises: 

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Each year in the middle of June, I sit down and think through my bow and arrow setup to determine if there is anything that I want to seriously change from the previous year. After a lot of thought, I decided to order, and build a completely new set of arrows, mainly because I wanted somethi…

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — West Virginia bears begin leaving their dens around mid-March. They emerge hungry and looking for food. People who feed them by accident or design put themselves, their property and especially the bears at risk.

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MORGANTOWN – Improved health and safety measures, contactless points of entry, added convenience and ease of flow through the gates are just some of the benefits Mountaineer football fans will experience this fall as the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will make the switch to mob…

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SOUTH CHARLESTON— Leading up to West Virginia's annual free fishing weekend, the state Division of Natural Resources has stocked nearly 6,000 pounds of channel catfish in 41 ponds and lakes around the state.

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At last week’s meeting, the HCP&R Board presented guidelines for opening the parks in Hampshire County. The guidelines are as follows:

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MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that one Mountaineer football student-athlete has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and will enter a self-isolation period for the next 14 days.

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A bald eagle took a flight break for an hour or so last Thursday on a tree branch along Heidi Cooper Road in Shanks. Resident Tammy Timbrook admits the pictures “are just a tad blurry from excitement.” She said a bald eagle spent time near a pond on their property 2 years ago. o

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In some way, shape, form or fashion (darn you, Jim Justice), it is my responsibility to document history accurately. Preferably my scriptures would come with a sports slant, but not so in 2020. 

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SUNRISE SUMMIT – “Have you or anyone in your home had contact within the last 14 days with any person under quarantine after screening/testing for COVID-19?”

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With the summer months approaching, people are getting out more and more every day. One of the more popular summer activities, especially this year, is fishing. Although some people like to go out and throw a line in with intentions of relaxing, others pound the water, targeting specific spe…

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The Voice of the Potomac Highlands, Sam Blizzard, remembers the first Hampshire High sporting event he covered which happened in the spring of 2016. It was the baseball season opener, a Trojan win 7-2 over East Hardy. Sam was on call for WELD and had the privilege of being the 1st broadcast …