OAKLAND — No one knew it at the time, but when the Southern Rams watched the final seconds tick off of their 72-28 trouncing of National Academy Foundation, the team began celebrating its West Region championship and what they thought was another trip to the state tournament.

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — After a thorough review of public health recommendations regarding gatherings, decisions by states and municipalities, member campus decisions affecting student-athletes and in consideration of the NCAA’s decision to cancel all spring 2020 championships, the Mountain East…

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference announced it’s 2019-20 All-Maryland JUCO teams and awards on Tuesday, with Allegany’s Justin Copman and Imhotep George being named to the second team.

FROSTBURG — The 40th annual Frostburg Lions Basketball Classic scheduled for April 19 at Frostburg State University’s Bobcat Arena has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Spring athletics at Allegany College of Maryland, WVU Potomac State College and Garrett College have officially been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the National Junior College Athletic Association announced on Monday.

CUMBERLAND — City Reach Senior upset Latter Day Saints, the regular season champion, 58-52 to claim the Senior Division I playoff championship of the Frank Shircliff Memorial League last week.


By a close vote, with some 500 union members not participating, NFL players approved a new labor agreement with the league. It features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Juan Pinero hit an RBI triple in the seventh inning and the Garrett bullpen threw four shutout innings to lift the Lakers over Methodist University’s junior varsity 7-5 Thursday evening.

GLENVILLE, W.Va. — Austin Cross struck out 11 and allowed just one hit as Potomac State completed a sweep over Glenville State winning game two, 8-0. The sophomore southpaw allowed just a fourth-inning single as the only hit for the Pioneers.

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — It will soon be time for Abby Beeman to clear out some space in her trophy cabinet, or buy a new one altogether. The freshman Shepherd guard and four-year star at Frankfort High School capped off her first collegiate season the same way she capped off so many prior basketba…

CUMBERLAND — Less than 24 hours after the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association announced that this weekend’s boys and girls high school basketball state tournaments would be played behind closed doors, the MPSSAA announced Thursday afternoon that both state tournaments woul…

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BALTIMORE - Sarah Avirett Hoover, 76, of Baltimore, formerly of Cumberland, died Tuesday, March 24. Mrs. Hoover was born and raised in Cumberland and was a 1962 graduate of Allegany High School. She was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Sharp) Avirett. Mrs. Hoover graduated from the …

CUMBERLAND - Sandra Kay "Sandy" Chirdon, age 69, of Cumberland, died on March 26, 2020. Born in Frostburg, on March 8, 1951, she was the beloved daughter of the late Myrle W. Layton and Lois E. Myers Layton. Sandra grew up in the Finzel area and graduated from Beall High School in Frostburg …

SEBRING, Fla. - George T. McDowell Jr. passed Sunday, March 15, 2020. Survivors: Wife, Kathy Enlow McDowell, and children, Elaine Roberts, Joseph McDowell. Preceded in death by parents, George and Reba (Arthur) McDowell; son, Tom McDowell.