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Winfield girls chasing third straight state soccer title
CHRIS DORST | Gazette
Winfield girls chasing third straight state soccer title

This is the second of a two-part series previewing Kanawha and Putnam county high school soccer teams. Today’s installment takes a look at Putnam County.

By Tommy R. Atkinson

Staff writer

Looking around at the...

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Alabama’s Cooper hopes for big rebound
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WVU

Mountaineers put focus on finishing
Dave Hickman: Calicchio grows into his role on WVU line
Freshman tackle gets OK to enroll at WVU
Alabama’s Cooper hopes for big rebound
WVU’s Holgorsen keeps Alabama’s strength in perspective

Marshall University

Mitch Vingle: Making a call on Herd
Changes aplenty for Miami, Herd’s opening foe
Marshall pep rally in Charleston sold out
Marshall football: Frohnapfels separated but still tight
Holcombe slides into Herd’s backup QB job

Prep Sports

Prep soccer season opens today across the state
Prep soccer preview, Kanawha County: GW boys, Sissonville girls ready to defend state titles
Prep soccer: GW boys coach Hopper sidelined
Prep football scrimmage schedule, week 1 schedule, etc.

Columnists

Mitch Vingle: WVU, TCU might be Big 12 surprises
Hickman: 3 surgeries later, Chestnut back in the mix
Doug Smock: Jean-Louis’ move and other camp notes
Mitch Vingle: WVU coaches making DL moves in search of pass rush
Harold Payne and other top guards of 1973