Area Sports

Chip Shops – Combine

by Jim Buzzerd The 2018 NBA Draft Combine was held last week in Chicago and two West Virginia University players were invited to participate. That is news in itself as the Mountaineer program has been fairly successful in recent years, but it has not been known for putting players into “The League.” As such, appearances…

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Berkeley Springs & Paw Paw compete at State Track & Field

by Jamie Harris A track season that was filled with a lot of cold and rainy weather came to an end this past weekend at the WV State Track and Field Championships. Programs from Berkeley Springs High School and Paw Paw High School made the trek to the state capital to seek state championship gold.…

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Spring gobbler season hits high; Morgan hunters take 64

According to preliminary data gathered by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, turkey hunters in West Virginia harvested 12,274 gobblers this spring, which is a 15-year high and a 6 percent increase over 2017. This year’s harvest also is more than 10 percent above the 10-year average, said Mike Peters, Game Bird and Small…

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Berkeley Springs High School captures two Region I Championships

by Jamie Harris The members of the Berkeley Springs High School Boys and Girls Track Teams ventured to North Marion High School for the Class AA Region I Track and Field Championships last Wednesday, May 9. Both teams were coming off strong performances at the recent PVC Championships and entered the regional championships with high…

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Empire Cheer captures U.S. National Championship

Empire Cheer Team, front row, left to right: Sabryn Rockwell, Grace Sullivan, Faith Bishop, Aubrey Lackey, Jenna Tuttle and Aleah Thomas. Second row: Emma Easton, Gracie Easton, Nataley Olson, Lydia Fincham, Madison Adams and Casey Michael. Back row: Coach Amy Norcross, Jaidallyn Andrews, Selena Garcia, Lexi Yost, Katelynn Hess, Ella Thompson, Coach Mandi Michael, Coach…

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Chip Shots – WVU lands Matthews

The West Virginia University basketball program received a commitment from 6-7 Tacoma, Washington guard/forward Emmitt Matthews last Saturday. It was known that WVU was pursuing Matthews who decommitted from UCONN in March. The addition of Matthews adds some clarity to the departure of Teddy Allen who announced his intention to transfer from WVU over a…

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Chaney brings national park experience to Cacapon

by Kate Evans New Cacapon State Park activities coordinator Valerie Chaney has spent most of her career with the National Park Service in some of the nation’s most spectacular national parks. She started her position as Cacapon State Park activities coordinator on March 3. Chaney is excited to have the opportunity to interpret the history…

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Berkeley Springs High School Tennis Teams capture PVC Championships

by Jamie Harris The success of  the Berkeley Springs High School TennisTeams paid off last weekas both teams captured the2018 Potomac Valley ConferenceChampionships. The Tribe not only capturedthe team  titles, but hadseveral athletes capture individual PVC Championshipsas well. Berkeley Springs headcoach Raynette Mock was tabbed as PVC Coach of the Year for both boys and…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Basketball notes The college basketball season endedjust a month ago and in less than six months teams will be on the court again as practice for the 2018-2019 season begins. If you’re a West Virginia University Mountaineers fan you’re probably a little anxious as to what next season’s roster will look like.…

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Berkeley Springs High School Tennis continues successful season

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Tennis Team improved their record to 11-2 over the last two weeks. The Lady Indians started things off with a 6-1 win over Martinsburg, 6-1 win over St. Mary’s, 4-3 win over Keyser,  5-2 win over Central Catholic, 4-3 win over Oak Glen, 7-0 win…

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