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Being from Elk River, West Virginia, I have always felt that elk and I were somehow connected. As strange as that may seem, perhaps growing up on the river and a town named after the animal may have caused my curiosity. I often wondered why so many places in our home state had the word “elk”…

I’m a hillbilly. Have been since birth and, believe it or not, I’m proud of it. Hillbilly, like most things that deal with the Appalachian Mountains, is a term that is usually misunderstood. Scholars tend to disagree a little as to the actual source of the word, but it is usually rooted in t… Read more

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Facing a pivotal week in the middle of a postseason run, Johnstown manager Parker Lynn went to a bullpen approach to Saturday's game against West Virginia. Read more

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Ryley Preece drove in five runs and three Chillicothe Paints pitchers combined to strike out 14 batters in the West Virginia Miners’ 10-1 loss Friday night at Linda K. Epling Stadium. Read more

chillicothe, ohio — Chillicothe pulled away with a six-run fourth inning, then scored four in the eighth to invoke the mercy rule in a 14-4 win over the West Virginia Miners Thursday at VA Memorial Stadium. Read more

springfield, ohio — Brandon Galindo went 4-for-5 with three runs batted in and the West Virginia Miners defeated the Champion City Kings 8-5 Tuesday to snap a five-game losing streak. Read more

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MORGANTOWN — As you get older, you begin thinking about what might have been and what you might change and right now, today, after touring the upgraded facility building out of which Coach Neal Brown's West Virginia football program operates out of I decided if there is such a thing as reincarnation, I want to come back as a football player. Read more

This time of year, as we get settled in for the long days of summer, many are in search of a good read. Some of us head down the hillbilly highway to the coast of the Carolinas for an annual family beach trip, and finding the right book helps us relax and enjoy the sandy beaches and only add… Read more

johnstown, pa. — Ben Newbert and Trey Lipscomb both drove in three runs and Johnstown scored five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 12-2 mercy rule victory over the West Virginia Miners on Saturday. Read more

chillicothe, ohio — Nathan Karaffa’s RBI single drove in Alex Ludwick to complete a three-run rally in the ninth inning in the Chillicothe Paints’ 4-3 win over the West Virginia Miners that completed a doubleheader sweep Thursday at VA Memorial Stadium. Read more

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Fourth-seeded Jan-Care completed a nice postseason run with a 14-7 win over No. 2 SERVPRO to win Beckley Babe Ruth League’s Bambino tournament. Read more

athens — Dave Walker had been head football coach at Concord University only a short time before it became virtually impossible for his program to fully interact with area high school coaches and players the way he originally intended. Read more

If Shady Spring basketball coach Ronnie Olson wants to drink in the spoils of winning the Class AAA state championship in May, perhaps he can use one of the stainless steel water bottles stored in a box he found on his desk at the school Tuesday. Read more

Hunters can be very nostalgic and passionate about our sport and the equipment and tools we use when we tramp the wild places. We may latch on to and defend our favorite boots, or an old hunting coat, but what guns we carry and shoot is where we really shine. Back in the day the gun brand yo… Read more

Former Cabell Midland and Kansas football player Caperton Humphrey and his father said the Jayhawks athletic department paid him more than $50,000 in benefits in exchange for leaving campus, completing coursework at his home in West Virginia and remaining publicly silent about threats and ha… Read more

lafayette, ind. — Carlos Contreras, Reed Chumley and Drew Behling all homered as the Lafayette Aviators defeated the West Virginia Miners 8-5 Wednesday in the first of a three-game series. Read more

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