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Ginseng season kicks off Sept. 1

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Ginseng digging or sangin,’ as it’s called in these parts, is one of the richest of America’s Appalachian traditions.Perhaps the most famed medicinal plant in the history of the world; the local hills remain some of the finest haunts for the treasured herb. None other than George Washington himself dug for the white carrot-like roots. So what’s the story for this year’s September 1 digging season kickoff?In short, there should be some renewed interest a la 2013 if those hefty average prices of $750 per dried pound hold up! It should come as no surprise then that the West Virginia harvest increased by half again to 7,359 pounds last year over the prior several years’ running of around 5,000 pounds per annum.

 

Bandits down a game in NPF series

HOOVER, Ala. – A two-run double by Jessica Garcia of the Akron Racers in the top of the sixth were the only two runs they would need, while Lisa Norris pitched a complete game to lead the Racers to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Bandits in the opening game of the National Professional Fastpitch Championship Series at Hoover Met Stadium on Wednesday night.On the Chicago roster is second-year pro Andi Williamson, a Harts native and Chapmanville Regional High School graduate. Wi...

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Cardinal football should be strong again

CHAPMANVILLE — The Cardinal Conference has been known over the years for its top-level brand of high school football in the state of West Virginia.Just about every year you can count on a at least three or four Cardinal Conference teams making it to the playoffs.And with the state powerhouse Wayne Pioneers, you can count on deep post-season runs, often ending up on the carpet at Wheeling Island Stadium.The Cardinal Conference always seems to be strong an...

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Andi, Chicago Bandits to play in NPF Finals

Former Marshall University softball pitcher Andi Williamson will take part in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championships this week.Williamson, a member of the Herd from 2011-13 and a Chapmanville Regional High School graduate in 2009, will appear at the tournament with the Chicago Bandits. The Bandits (30-18) were set to take on the Akron Racers (24-24) in the first series of the tournament on Wednesday night. The USSSA Pride was set to play the Pennsylvania Rebellion in the ot...

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Billies ranked No. 9 in the state

The Man High School football team, after three straight losing seasons, won nine games and made it to the playoffs in 2013.Man hopes to have another good year this fall.Man coach Harvey Arms said his team gained a lot of confidence last year and looks for it to carry over.“It’s always fun to work with the kids, see them learn and grow and become more competitive in their abilities,” Arms said. “That’s the big difference between on...

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Wildcats go deep in scrimmage

Maybe the Paintsville (Ky.) High School football team didn’t have a scouting report.It was just a scrimmage, anyway, so it really didn’t matter.The Logan High School football team likes to strike first, often on the first play of the game.They did it again on Saturday night as the Wildcats hosted Paintsville, a Class A Kentucky school, and Single-A Tug Valley in a preseason triangular scrimmage at the Logan Football Stadium.On the first ...

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Preece named new coach at Christian school

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comA former Burch High School basketball star, Rick Preece, has been named as the new head coach of Ambassador Christian Academy in Williamson.“We recently named Rick Preece as our middle and high school head basketball coach,” said Donald Lafferty, athletic director of the school.The new Christian school, which is housed in...

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Justice turns around Concord program

ATHENS — Gilbert native Garin Justice has literally turned the football program around at Concord University.Justice enters his fourth year as Concord’s head football coach in 2014. He was named the 18th Mountain Lion head coach back in January of 2011.Since being hired by Concord, Justice has led the rejuvenation of a football program that had went 0-11 as recently as 2008. Over his three year reign as head coach, Justice has compiled a record of 22-11 (.667...

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Barker: Tiger Stadium needs work

CHAPMANVILLE — As far as high school football facilities are concerned, George Barker said Chapmanville Regional High School is being ignored.A few years ago, a brand new locker room and concession stand building was constructed at the Logan High School football field.Also a few years back, Man High School’s George A. Queen Memorial Field had a major renovation project as a new locker room building was built at the back of one of the end zones.Just...

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Scott defeats CRHS and Logan in golf opener

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School golf team teed-off the season with a tri-match at the Logan Country Club on Tuesday.The Tigers played Scott and Logan.Scott defeated both Logan and CRHS with a score of 161.Logan had a 163 for second and the Tigers came in third with a 164 just one shot behind the Wildcats.The Tigers were led by lone senior Jake Workman with a 37. He was followed by freshman Austin Bledsoe with a 40, Braden ...

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Billies hope success continues

MAN — Success breeds interest.That’s what the Man High School football team is finding out as preseason practices headed into its second week.Bolstered by last year’s turnaround 9-2 season in which Man ran the table after a 40-20 loss to Class AAA county rival Logan in the 2013 opener and advanced to the Class A playoffs, the Hillbillies have seen an uptick in participation.Man has been hard at work for nearly two weeks in preparation for its...

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WVU running back depth is solid

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comMORGANTOWN – WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen talked about the depth he has in the backfield for the upcoming season at his press conference on Monday.WVU has several returning back and Pitt transfer Rushel Shell, who has been looking good in practice. Shell was a 4-star recruit when he came out of high school. He sat out last season due to the transfer.

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