BECKLEY — West Virginia Miners owners Kay Epling, left, and Doug Epling, right, and manager Tim Epling hold up the trophy from their 2013 Prospect League championship. The Miners won the title on Aug. 14, but the trophy was not ready. The team celebrated with the trophy it won in 2012.
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Annual Biddy-Buddy tournament gives the chance to grow as players and friends
As good as they are, Tamar Slay and O.J. Mayo didn’t just pick up a basketball and get drafted into the NBA.
Derby Dames begin new season Saturday
The Beckley Area Derby Dames will kick off their third season Saturday against Five 40 Rollergirls from Fredericksburg, Va.
The Dames will lace up their skates at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center and the doors will open at 6 p.m.
The whistle will blow at 7 p.m. and the live roller derby action will begin.
Team Air soaring into Beckley for first time
From the C-K Wonders, Chesapeake Panthers and any of a slew of Beckley-based teams, the Wendy’s/YMCA Biddy-Buddy All-Star Tournament attracts more than its share of loyal friends each and every year.
Winter has affected Biddy-Buddy as well
High temperatures are predicted to approach 50 on Friday and Saturday.
Beckley-Stratton wins Raleigh County championship
It’s been quite the career for longtime youth basketball coach Ricky Dillard.
Taking you on the trail not taken
Once I had a good friend that would relate many of the things that we deal with in life to the realm of the outdoor world. Hunting, fishing, trapping, and boating all served as a backdrop for his often earthy observations. As I stumble into my advanced years I catch myself doing the same thing.
Gyorko shows he has power, but Padres want average, too
Jedd Gyorko was a pleasant surprise in a mostly forgettable 2013 season for the San Diego Padres.
Earnhardt Jr. wins 2nd Daytona 500 a decade later
Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona’s longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end.
How cold is too cold for hunters?
I was never one to trust a groundhog. Asking a rodent to forecast the weather is about like calling your grandmother to ask if her hip hurts to determine if it’s going to rain. Nonetheless, it appears spring is on its way and winter is finally losing its icy grip.
A grouse hunt before the next snowstorm
Old man winter has definitely made his presence known around here so far this year. Last week, the first real heavy, deep, snow fell covering the hills and hollows with up to almost two feet in some places. Needless to say, it’s been hard to do anything outdoors other than shovel out.
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