baseball signups this afternoon
MOUNT SAVAGE — The Mt. Savage Little League Association will hold baseball registration for Little League and Pee Wee baseball today from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Savage Community building.
Any youth 5 to 12 years old may register. The Mt. Savage Athletic Association also will be accepting membership applications during the registration. For more information call 301-264-4028.
WVU wins 15th national rifle title
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has won its 15th national rifle championship.
The Mountaineers won the title on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, with a final team score of 4,679. Kentucky finished in a close second with a team score of 4,670.
Senior Petra Zublasing swept the individual awards for both smallbore and air rifle.
It’s the first national title for the Mountaineers rifle program since 2009.
The rifle team was among five varsity sports dropped by WVU in 2003 in a cost-cutting move. Varsity status was restored the following year, but the team still gets no university funding, surviving on money that comes from the state Legislature, the athletics department and fundraisers.
Kimble to return as Mountaineer mascot
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jonathan Kimble has been named West Virginia University’s mascot for another year.
The graduate student beat out three other finalists. His selection was announced at the WVU men’s basketball game with Iowa State on Saturday.
Kimble has made more than 300 appearances since taking over in April 2012.
He’s also seen some controversy.
ECAC South All-Star
CENTERVILLE, Mass. — Frostburg State senior men's basketball standout Christian Jackson was selected as a 2012-13 First Team Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South All-Star, Friday morning.
Jackson, a First Team All-CAC honoree, led the league in scoring from the outset of the 2012-13 season, averaging 25.8 points per game. He finished the season second among all NCAA Division III players in scoring as well.
Jackson, who played just one season for the Bobcats, led the team in scoring in 22 of 26 games and scored more than 30 points in a game eight times.
He set several school records including single-season scoring (670 points), coming up just seven points shy of the CAC season record. Jackson poured in a season-high 38 points against Waynesburg behind a school record 18-of-19 (94.7 percent) free throws.
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Mtn. Ridge reels off 23-point win
Mountain Ridge employed an 18-9 third quarter to open up an 18-point lead on Boonsboro and the Miners buried all attempts at a Warriors comeback to capture their first win of the year, 74-51, Wednesday in Frostburg.
Trojans ride Rievel to first conference win
Gina Rievel and Courtney Landis both broke the 20-point mark Wednesday evening to push Allegany College of Maryland to its first Maryland JUCO win after beating Cecil 77-65 on the road.
Taylor, Tichnell put Keyser atop Fort Hill, 56-42
Lexi Taylor and Katlynn Tichnell scored 17 points apiece as Keyser improved to 3-0 with a 56-42 victory over Fort Hill on Wednesday.
Mansfield leads area by shooting perfect game at Rainbow Lanes
Kevin Mansfield’s perfect game at Rainbow Lanes highlighted area scoring this week. C.P. Sines with 784, also at Rainbow, produced the high series.
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Roethlisberger OK with progress despite losses
Ben Roethlisberger’s numbers have never been better. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is on pace to smash most of the team single-season passing records he already owns.
I, Robot? No more for Jets’ Geno Smith
Geno Smith was more R2D2 than NFL quarterback for a few dismal weeks.
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Hits to head still prevalent in NFL
Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk.
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