Area Sports

Lady Indians take 40-32 win over Hancock

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians hosted the Hancock Lady Panthers at the friendly confines of the Berkeley Springs High School gym last Friday, December 6. It was not only the season opener for the Tribe, but also another rivalry game between the two neighboring schools that is coined the “Battle…

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Chip Shots

Jim Buzzerd Several points The West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Team lost its first game of the season last Saturday losing 70-68 to St. John’s in Madison Square Garden. The loss leaves the Mountaineers with a 7-1 record with home games this week against Austin Peay on Thursday and Nicholls State on Saturday. WVU will…

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Keenan and Morris earn honorable mention

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Volleyball Team had two players named to the Class AA All-State Honorable Mention Volleyball team recently. Sophomore Ally Morris and senior McKayla Keenan. Morris who played setter and was one of the team captain’s, had 837 assists, 87 service aces, a 99.98 serve percentage, 208 service points, 136…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzerd Good finish and a nice beginning The West Virginia University Football Team failed to come up with a winning season in 2019, but the Mountaineers finished on a positive note as they knocked off TCU 20-17 last Friday in Fort Worth. First year head coach Neal Brown will finish his first season…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Friday should end it The West Virginia University Football Team fell to 4-7 Saturday losing to Oklahoma State 20-13 in a game they led until the final minute of the third period. That has been a common theme for WVU this season as the Mountaineers have taken teams well into the second…

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Everyday Outdoors: West Virginia Buck Season

This column originally appeared in the November 14, 2018 issue of The Morgan Messenger. It received second place for Best Sports Column for newspapers around the U.S. in the National Newspaper Association’s editorial contest for 2019. by Wade Shambaugh Even though I have been fortunate to hunt game animals in several different states and Canada,…

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Chip Shots

Jim Buzzerd Several things I want to cover several things, time permitting, before the West Virginia University Basketball Team tips off against Northern Colorado in about an hour. I’m going to begin with the Mountaineers’ solid 24-20 upset of 24th ranked Kansas State on the road Saturday. It’s safe to say that win is the…

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Buck season begins Monday

West Virginia’s buck firearms hunting season opens on Monday, November 25 and runs through December 7. Licensed hunters can take one buck per day during the two-week season, with a maximum of two antlered deer during the season. Two deer may be taken with a gun, crossbow or bow during the buck firearms season. Only…

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