LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Kayla Lantz scored a game-high 23 points to lead three Vikings in double figures as streaking Petersburg outlasted Philip Barbour 68-54 at home Friday evening.

CUMBERLAND — When Bishop Walsh’s Jordan Rayford ferociously swatted a would-be dunk over the Riverdale Baptist bench in the second half on Saturday, the Spartan bench exploded. 

KEYSER, W.Va. — Cortney Walton scored a team-high 15 points and Corey Allison made two free throws with 19 seconds left to give WVU Potomac State College a 72-69 victory over Allegany College of Maryland Saturday afternoon at Lough Gymnasium.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James was a teenager when he first met Kobe Bryant at a youth basketball camp, in awe of his idol and ears open as the Los Angeles Lakers star offered advice to the prodigy that has lasted to this day.

KEYSER, W.Va — Southern's defense was in rare form during the first half against Keyser on Friday. 


NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.

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This Week's Circulars


CUMBERLAND - Earl Bud Fultz died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Visitation Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A, Jan. 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral services at 7:30 p.m.

KEYSER, W.Va. - Betty Jane Judy, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Visitation at Markwood Funeral Home, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, from 11a.m. - 1p.m. Funeral services following at 1p.m. Condolences left after Betty's obituary at www.markwoodfuneralhome.com.