Area Sports

Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   A break in the action 2021 hasn’t been the best for the West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Team. When WVU took the court in Norman, Oklahoma on January 2 they did so without over 13 ½ feet of length they had in their previous game on December 29 against Northeastern. Six-foot-nine-inch…

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Governor Justice & WVSSAC provides winter and spring sports update

by Jamie Harris Last week high and middle schools got some good news as Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission provided an update for winter sports. The announcement stated that schools could start winter sports practices on February 15 for high and middle schools boy’s and girl’s basketball, cheer, swim…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Things I think I think the West Virginia University Basketball Team is going to fall short of the lofty expectations that so many had for them before the season began. On Saturday the Mountaineers snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in a 72-70 loss to fourth ranked Texas in Morgantown. West…

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County high schools get extra state funding for extracurricular programs

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School and Paw Paw High School along with other high schools across West Virginia will be receiving funds to support extracurricular programs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Berkeley Springs High School will receive $32,600 and Paw Paw High School will get $2,500 from the Extracurricular Equity…

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Governor postpones W.Va. winter sports

by Jamie Harris Last week Governor Jim Justice in a press conference announced that West Virginia  High and Middle School winter sports would be pushed back again this time to March 1. At this time it is not known if this is the first practice date or competition date. More information from the WVSAAC will…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd See ya, Oscar The West Virginia University Football Team found a way to beat Army 24-21 last Thursday in the Liberty Bowl. Austin Kendall replaced Jarret Doege who had made some poor decisions in holding the ball too long. One instance caused a Doege fumble deep in the Mountaineers territory leading to…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Not a lot to say So, I just deleted a paragraph talking about the West Virginia University Football Team accepting a bid to play Tennessee in the Liberty Bowl on New Year’s Eve. The game is at 4 p.m. on ESPN, but Monday afternoon word came that Tennessee will not be the…

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School board finalizes tennis court use

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved the memorandum of understanding between the Morgan County Board of Education, the Morgan County Tennis Association, Morgan County Parks and Recreation and the Morgan County Commission at the December 15 school board meeting. The memorandum of understanding establishes a basis for the school board and the…

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Peyton Thompson named to second team All-State Football Team

Four Indians earn honorable mention by Jamie Harris The Class AA All-State football team was released last week and Berkeley Springs High School senior running back Peyton Thompson was named to the second team. P. Thompson finished with 94 rushes for 842 yards, six rushing touchdowns and five receptions for 51 yards. The Indians had…

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