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Marshall football: Botek, Leftwich to speak at ceremony

HUNTINGTON — Sam Botek, a member of the Young Thundering Herd in 1971, and Marshall quarterbacking legend Byron Leftwich will speak at the 2014 Spring Awakening Memorial Fountain Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday. Botek will be the featured speaker,...

Power baseball: Rose Jr. returns to Charleston, this time as a manager
Power baseball: Rose Jr. returns to Charleston, this time as a manager

For Pete Rose Jr., baseball has always been a part of life’s journey. That path has led him to Charleston this week with the Kannapolis Intimidators.

He started as a sponge in the clubhouses of the Cincinnati Reds’ famed...

Prep softball: St. Albans lead doesn’t hold up against Logan
Prep softball: St. Albans lead doesn’t hold up against Logan

By CHRISTOPHER WADE

DAILY MAIL SPORTSWRITER

The St. Albans High softball team had a chance Monday night against Logan to knock off the second of the top two teams in Class AAA in consecutive weeks.

The Red Dragons scored four ...

Marshall football: Van Horn evolving into OL anchor

HUNTINGTON — From last spring to this one, Marshall redshirt junior Clint Van Horn has gone from backup to backbone of the Thundering Herd offensive line.

Last April, he was fighting for playing time along the line. This April, after a...

WVU basketball: Second warrant issued for signee Phillip

MORGANTOWN — A spokesperson at the Mecklenberg County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office told the Charleston Daily Mail on Monday that a second warrant previously was issued for the arrest of West Virginia basketball signee Tarik Phillip....

Chuck McGill: Peeking at WVU, MU spring football

There’s little reason to believe West Virginia and Marshall will get on the same football field anytime soon, so let’s tackle the state’s only two Division I programs in one column and empty the spring notebook.

First,...

Prep baseball: Flores shuts down St. Albans

With just six innings pitched in his team’s first 15 games, Nitro High’s Eddie Flores has been somewhat unknown throughout the Kanawha Valley.

On Monday evening, the hard-throwing sophomore introduced himself to the St. Albans...

Prep baseball: Norris sharp as Riverside tops South Charleston

Cameron Norris went the distance in pitching Riverside to a 6-2 high school baseball victory over South Charleston on Monday night at the Black Eagles’ Bryan-McElwain Field. Norris struck out 15 and walked four with one earned run. Norris also...

Prep softball: Sissonville’s Casto thriving in new environment

With its glistening academic record, it is a rare occurrence when a student-athlete transfers away from George Washington High School to excel on the playing field for another school.

Sissonville sophomore outfielder/pitcher Taylor Casto, on...

Marshall football: Botek, Leftwich to speak at ceremony

HUNTINGTON — Sam Botek, a member of the Young Thundering Herd in 1971, and Marshall quarterbacking legend Byron Leftwich will speak at the 2014 Spring Awakening Memorial Fountain Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday. Botek will be the featured speaker, while Leftwich will deliver the ceremony’s closing remarks.

Botek, a native of Toledo, Ohio, was one of coach Jack Lengyel’s first recruits.

He graduated in 1975 and went back to Toledo to work in his family business, Metropolitan Distributing Co., and eventually earned the position of president.

He has since retired from the business and spends much of his time running the roads between Toledo and Huntington, where his son, Mac Marshall Botek, is a freshman on campus.

Leftwich, who helped Marshall win four Mid-American Conference titles, enjoyed a 10-year NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, throwing for more than 10,000 yards and a victory in Super Bowl XLIII with the Steelers in 2008.

On Friday, Marshall athletics will hold the 36th annual Big Green Dinner, with ESPN analyst Herm Edwards as its featured speaker. That event is sold out. A waiting list for single tickets to the dinner will be kept through Thursday inthe Big Green office. Interested individuals may call 304-696-4661 to be placed on it.

Power baseball: Kannapolis tops West Virginia in first game of home stand

The West Virginia Power opened its seven-game home stand with a 11-4 lossMonday evening to the visiting Kannapolis Intimidators.

The Power (7-9) got in trouble early when starting pitcher Dovydas Neverauskus gave up two runs in the first inning. West Virginia equaled the score with two runs of its own in the first before taking a 3-2 lead in the third when catcher

Reese McGuire scored on a wild pitch after smacking a triple to center field to lead off the inning.

Kannapolis (7-9) added two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings before tacking on another run in the eighth and four more in the ninth. For the Intimidators, third baseman Trey Michalczewski went 2 for 4 with a double andthree RBI while first baseman Danny Hayes went 1 for 2 with two RBI and three walks.

For West Virginia, the loss ended a 13-game winning streak against Kannapolis dating back to 2013. McGuire finished 3 for 5 with the first triple of his professional career and an RBI.

The Power and Intimidators will continue their series tonight at 7 p.m.

Women’s golf: Herd tied for 13th in Alabama

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Senior Rachel Thompson shot a 1-over-par 73 to tie for 10th place in the individual field at the 19th annual Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship, Monday, at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.

As a team,...

Prep softball: Kanawha, Putnam county leaders

Records      

W L Pct.

Hurricane 17 1 .944

Herbert Hoover 16 4 .800

Charleston Catholic 12 4 .750

Sissonville 15 5 .750

Buffalo 9 5 .643

South Charleston 10 11 ....

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