Area Sports

Tribe finishes in fifth place at 34th Max Horz Wrestling Invitational

by Jamie Harris With the new gym construction causing the administration at Berkeley Springs High School and the Morgan County Board of Education office some considerable stress with the 34th Max Horz Border Wars Wrestling Invitational. The school and county got some good news earlier in the week when the Fire Marshal gave the green…

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by Jim Buzzerd   Grier passes on bowl As had been widely speculated West Virginia University quarterback Will Grier announced Saturday that he will not play for the Mountaineers in their upcoming game against Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl on December 28. The senior released the following statement Dear Mountaineer Family: “Since arriving in…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Let’s go camping You haven’t heard it from West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen or any of his players, but WVU fans on social media were a bit upset Sunday when the Mountaineers were invited to the Camping World Bowl in Orlando on December 28. West Virginia will face long…

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Lady Indians Varsity Basketball fall on road

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Teams traveled to Washington High School last Friday, November 30 to open their 2018-19 basketball season. In the opening game, Berkeley Springs JV Lady Indians outscored the JV Patriots 8-1 in the first quarter. In the second quarter Berkeley Springs…

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Lady Indians basketball in rebuilding mode

by Jamie Harris Veteran head coach Dale McCumbee makes his return to the sidelines this season for Berkeley Springs High School after missing all of last season with back surgery. McCumbee will be faced with a very young and inexperienced roster that has only two varsity starters returning and only three seniors on the girls…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Dazed and confused It’s Monday evening and I’ve basically had three days to think about West Virginia University’s 59-56 football loss to Oklahoma last Friday night and I’m still all over the place on some of my thoughts. So, I’m going to jump in with no real plan, which will likely make…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Tough weekend Yours truly was anticipating an exciting weekend of West Virginia University sports and, while there was excitement, the exuberance belonged to the opposing side. The plan was simple. I had secured tickets to the Myrtle Beach Invitational basketball tournament that was held in the 3300-seat gym on the campus of…

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2018 Morgan Messenger & Hancock News All Area Volleyball Team

Ally Morris selected as Player of the Year by Jamie Harris & Bill Sterner Sports writers from The Morgan Messenger and The Hancock News have partnered with the athletic directors and head coaches from the Berkeley Springs High School, Hancock High School and Paw Paw High School to select an All Area team for the…

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Chip Shots – Good and Bad

by Jim Buzzerd The weekend did not get off to the kind of start West Virginia University sports fans had hoped, or even expected. The WVU basketball team lost its opening game with Buffalo Friday night 99-94 in overtime. The Mountaineers led by 13 with 16 minutes to go, but had no answer to C.J.…

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Tribe falls to Pendleton County to end season

by Jamie Harris Morgan Field was the site for the season ending game for the Berkeley Springs High School Indians as they hosted the Class A playoff bound Pendleton County Wildcats on Friday, November 2. Berkeley Springs was staring the possibility of finishing the season 0-10 and was hoping to use the rainy field conditions…

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