Friday, April 24, 2015

Major changes announced at Clarke County Sports

Bluemont, VA - After several months of consideration, the Board of Directors for Clarke County Sports, has decided effective, May 1, 2015 Clarke County Sports will exclusively cover Football.

"This was a very tough decision, that has been on the table for a few years now." Clarke County Sports founder and CEO Michael "Moe" Murphy said.

Clarke County Sports actually started their major coverage with Wrestling and Soccer but over the years tried to included as many sports, as possible. Football is the only sport that has received continuous coverage over the 13 year history of Clarke County Sports.

"Due to our small staff, and the fact that our site has always been a community site that has never been commercial or had advertising, the task of giving fair and equal coverage to all sports and the funding to do it effectively just wasn't there." Murphy said.

Plans for the site include, continued coverage of the Washington Redskins and the Shenandoah University Hornets football programs, local high school football with an emphasis on Clarke County High School.

We are also pleased to announce that Clarke County Sports is once again covering the Virginia Chargers, of the Atlantic Football Association, the Bluemont, VA based Semi Pro team, formerly the Winchester Tigers.

Other coverage will include a weekly column on the Shenandoah Valley High School football scene, during season and light coverage of James Madison University and Shepherd University football.

Murphy, a member of the College Football Writers Association, has been associated with the sport of football, as a player, coach, writer, photographer, announcer and videographer for over 45 years.

"My passion is clearly football, although we are proud of all the sports coverage we have provided over the years," Murphy said, "I can't see myself anywhere else but on a football field during Friday nights in the fall."

All of the prior articles, photo's and videos of will remain on the site in our archive section, and it can't be ruled out that certain events not football related could still be covered from time to time.

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