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by Jim Buzzerd Three to go As has been the case multiple times this season, West Virginia University men’s basketball games scheduled for the week as of Monday evening get postponed in the days following the writing of this column. And so, it happened again last week. Thursday’s makeup game at Baylor was scrapped by…

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Indians basketball team shooting for trip to State Tournament

by Jamie Harris After a long wait the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Basketball Team is ready to kick-off the 2021 basketball season. Usually the month of March is the State Tournament for basketball season, however the West Virginia winter sports season was delayed due to the Covid-19. Now with the opening game scheduled…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   Shew! For the second time this season the West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Team rallied from a 19-point second half deficit to win a Big 12 game on the road. It happened in Stillwater, Oklahoma back on January 4 in an 87-84 win over the Cowboys. It happened again last Saturday…

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Lady Indians ready for hoops season

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians have been working since February 15 in preparation of their upcoming season. Normally this time of the year the team would be in the middle of sectional play, however Covid-19 threw a monkey wrench into those plans. Now the Lady Indians will be looking at…

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Indian wrestlers ready to hit the mats

by Jamie Harris This time last year the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Wrestling Team was coming off an impressive fourth place finish at the Class A/AA Region I wrestling championships. Three Tribe wrestlers had made the regional finals with Peyton Thompson winning his second regional title and Isaac Harris and Cole Morris finishing in…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   Sooners prevail West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Team did not capitalize on a golden opportunity to win their third game in a row over a ranked opponent by losing a double overtime thriller to Oklahoma by a 91-90 count in Morgantown last Saturday. WVU led 72-70 with 30 seconds left before…

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Everyday Outdoors: The Old Man

by WADE SHAMBAUGH A few years ago, I was exploring some new territory on public land near the Virginia/West Virginia border. I had looked at maps, and it appeared that both sides of the mountain were big and steep, with no roads crossing for several miles. I parked on top of the mountain and left…

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Attendance guidelines for high and middle school winter sports

by Jamie Harris The WVSSAC released winter sports attendance guidelines last week for high and middle schools to follow. Attendance will be limited to parents, grandparents and household members for all winter sports contest with the exception of swim. Swim will adhere to facility guidelines and limitations. Tournament attendance will vary according to facility guidelines.…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Gators chomp WVU The West Virginia University Basketball Team couldn’t defend the three-point line in the second half last Saturday and fell to the Florida Gators 85-80 in the Big 12/SEC challenge in the WVU Coliseum. The loss overshadowed Derek Culver’s career high 28-point effort. He added 12 rebounds. Culver did most…

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Chip Shorts

by Jim Buzzerd   Good restart The West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Team resumed their season Saturday following a two-week COVID induced hiatus with a 69-47 win at Kansas State. I knew Kansas State was struggling this season, but I had no idea the extent of their issues. The thinking was the Mountaineers might struggle…

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