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I write you this on my birthday, Nov. 15, and I am 67 years old. I know that sounds old to some of you, and in truth it sounds kind of old to me. I have told you before that aging has been a mystery to me for the past several years. Although I am told that I am getting older and I definitely… Read more

For our state’s sportsmen and women, this week is the big dance, the main event, the season we all look forward to every year — the opening of buck season. From new hunters to the old-seasoned deer camp veterans, this season is special to all involved and is a great celebration of our state … Read more

FAIRMONT — Independence proved its toughness and its fight, but eventually the mojo of Fairmont Senior, the energy of the 12th Street Thunderdome, and the fate of what's become an annual Fairmont-Bluefield playoff showdown were too much to withstand for the visiting No. 14-seeded Patriots, as the No. 6-seeded Polar Bears ripped off a 28-0 third quarter en route to a 43-15 state quarterfinal victory Friday night.  Read more

In one of this weekend's WVSSAC Class A football quarterfinal matchups, No. 5 Midland Trail is slated to visit No. 4 St. Marys Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bill Hanlin Stadium, provided no change is dictated by the West Virginia Department of Education map on Saturday. Read more

When I was younger, say around the sixth grade, I became interested in hunting for white-tailed deer. My neighbor was a deer hunter and he talked often about big-racked deer and how hard it is to fool an old bruiser buck into playing your game. Read more

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When Gov. Jim Justice announced last week that winter sports would be put on hold until Jan. 11 due to the rising number of coronavirus cases around the state, the announcement was met with pushback from coaches, fans and parents from around the state. Read more

It’s fall turkey season. Now to some, or maybe a lot of you, that is not a big deal. Most of us are wrapped up in other pursuits, mainly deer-related. Bow season is in full swing here in my neck of the woods, and the big show, rifle buck season, is right around the corner. Some states are in… Read more

MORGANTOWN — We all know the jump from being a high school basketball star to Division I basketball in a Power Conference is a huge one for many players, but we sometimes forget that the jump from being a junior college star to Division I basketball in a Power Conference can be equally as challenging. Read more

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charmco — Madonna came in to Saturday’s Class A playoff game averaging nearly 38 points a game with an explosive passing attack. Read more

Editor's note: Nov. 14 will mark the 50th anniversary of one of history's worst accidents involving a sports team – the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people, including 37 players on Marshall University's Thundering Herd football team, five coaches, including head coach Rick Tolley who grew… Read more

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has one of the nation's top rebounding tandems back, and if the team shooting accuracy and ball handling can improve, the 15th-ranked Mountaineers could be poised to contend for an elusive Big 12 championship. Read more

Editor’s note: November 14 will mark the 50th anniversary of one of history’s worst accidents involving a sports team – the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people, including 37 players on Marshall University’s Thundering Herd football team, five coaches, including head coach Rick Tolley who … Read more

Todd Duncan accomplished about as much as a West Virginia high school golfer can. Now he'll try to keep the momentum going at the highest level of the college game. Read more

I have to admit, this recent warm spell has me attracted to our woods more than usual. I find my morning walk more pleasant with the sound of crunchy leaves under my feet. And with the amount of animal activity in the woods this time of year, critter encounters are an added bonus. Deer are o… Read more

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