MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On a June afternoon three years ago at Mylan Park, the hills were alive … with the sound of toothpicks.
Toothpicks in the making, anyway.
It was a regional qualifying timbersports competition presented by STIHL, the company that makes chain saws.
A host of lumberjacks – and lumberjills – from across the country had taken over the confines of the Hazel and J.W. Ruby Community Center for the celebration in sawdust.
Timbersports are a sanctioned, timed, competitive staging of what loggers still do on the job with stands of trees…