Area Sports

Everyday Outdoors: Date of rifle season opener can change hunt

As West Virginia rifle season approaches, hunters are considering many different factors when deciding where and how they are going to hunt. Things like the weather, the mast crop, hunting pressure, etc. can all make a difference in what a hunter should do. One thing that I seldom hear mentioned is the date that opening…

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Chip Shots

Jim Buzzerd Getting busy next week Fans of West Virginia University athletics will have a fine viewing schedule next week beginning on Thanksgiving Eve. That’s when the Mountaineer basketball team will kick off the season by taking on Texas A&M in the first game of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic in Sioux Falls, South…

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Ally Morris selected to the PVC Volleyball Team

by Jamie Harris Last week the Potomac Valley Conference released the Division 1 All-PVC volleyball team. Berkeley Springs junior standout Ally Morris was named to the 2020 volleyball team for the first time in her high school career. Morris who is a two-time Morgan Messenger and Hancock News All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year led…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Red zone woes, Top 15 Going to touch on two things regarding the West Virginia University football and men’s basketball teams. The football team dropped a 17-13 decision to Texas last Saturday in Austin. It was another game where the defense did what it needed to win, but the offense just couldn’t…

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School board approves limited facilities use for youth sports

by KATE EVANS The Morgan County School Board voted at their Monday, November 2 meeting to allow  youth sports organizations use of school facilities at the discretion of building administrators when  the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) School Alert System map metrics colors are green, yellow and gold. The board decided to put a policy…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   Defense of note At the risk of jinxing the whole thing, it seems time to give out kudos to the defense of the West Virginia University Football Team. They have been strong all season with the exception of the eight-minute scoring drive they allowed to Oklahoma State late in that loss.…

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Everyday Outdoors: Hunting with a Camera

by WADE SHAMBAUGH Anyone who knows me, knows that I enjoy shooting and using all kinds of firearms and archery equipment. I also really like to cook and eat many different game animals, as well as fish. That being said, I have recently been spending a lot of time afield not with a gun or…

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Indians finish fourth at Region I Championships

by Jamie Harris The Class AA Region I Cross Country Championships were held at Frankfort High School last Wednesday, October 21. Region I features some of the state’s best cross country runners and teams in the state of West Virginia. Four of the teams were ranked first, second, fourth and sixth in the state rankings.…

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Chip shots – More drops

More drops by Jim Buzzerd The West Virginia University football team lost a 34-27 at Texas Tech last Saturday in yet another game marred by dropped passes by the Mountaineer receiving corps. The dropped passes have become the norm for WVU and Saturday they were quite costly. And it didn’t take long on Saturday for…

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