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Rick Ryan

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Ryan’s D could spark promotion

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Some people around the NFL can’t believe Rob Ryan’s still a defensive coordinator with the Saints.

But if Ryan’s defense puts up the ...

Saints’ Ingram eyes big numbers in contract year

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — If ever there was a square peg in the NFL being forced into a round hole, it would be Saints running back Mark Ingram.

Ingram, a slashing, between-the-tac...

Saints notebook: Bailey still feels he can be a Champ

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The Saints have done this kind of thing before, acquire a veteran defensive back in hopes of making their secondary more opportunistic and cash in more big play...

Saints QB Brees showing no signs of slowing down

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — When it comes time to excel in the NFL, Drew Brees has been there and done that.

n He led the New Orleans Saints, formerly ...

Saints like slice of Almost Heaven

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — It was business as usual Friday morning as the New Orleans Saints kicked off their preseason training camp.

Usual, that is, if you call uprooting and relo...

Schools vary in out-of-class approach

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There are lots of reasons why West Virginia Class AAA high schools schedule games against teams in smaller classifications.

Often, opponents are closer, which means less travel. And perhaps a better rivalry, which ...

Rain short-circuits Power hit parade

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The Power has been searching for a spark to right its second-half malaise and nearly got it Thursday night, winding up one strike short.

Cody Dickson worked 4 2/3 strong innings and the Power ripped seven hi...

Greenbrier notebook: Cabrera charges to within 2 strokes

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Angel Cabrera has never won a tournament other than a major on U.S. soil. The Argentine is in great position to change that after tying for Saturday’s lo...

61 pulls Matteson into contention

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — There’s something to be said for consistency. It just took awhile for Troy Matteson to see the results.

Matteson, one of only six golfers to m...

Greenbrier notebook: Bubba brings star power to the leaderboard

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The Greenbrier Classic can always use a name player near the top of the leaderboard, and Bubba Watson is doing just that for the fifth annual event, standing fo...

Slater’s stock keeps soaring

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If Tristan Slater wants to keep soaring to new heights, first he needs the right approach. And that seems to be exactly what he’s doing.

Slater, a two-time state pole vault champion for Capital, has been cri...

MSAC celebrates 20th anniversary in style

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The MSAC celebrated its 20th anniversary in style.

This past season was a rousing success for the Mountain State Athletic Conference, which captured 11 of the 19 state championships in the SSAC’s Class AAA o...

Highlights, lowlights of Greenbrier Classic’s first 4 years

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It sure seems like the PGA Greenbrier Classic has been around longer.

For an event entering just its fifth year, the Classic has already chipped in its share of indelible moments and lingering memories to the state...

Twist of fate joined Tom Watson to Greenbrier

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Tom Watson’s love affair with The Greenbrier began 35 years ago and continues to this day, but if not for a twist of fate, it might not have happened at all.

The Greenbrier’s golf professional emeritu...

GW’s Greene, Edwards on the dean’s list

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If you’re looking for the deans of basketball and football coaches in the sprawling Mountain State Athletic Conference, you only need to stop at one place — George Washington.

The South Hills high sch...

Summer practice benefits new hoops coaches

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The three-week summer practice period comes at a good time for the Kanawha Valley’s two new boys basketball coaches.

Bryan England, who takes over at Winfield, and Matt Morrison, the first-year coach at Char...

South breaks loose late, wins 46-26

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The South was looking to extend its recent scoring explosions at Saturday night’s North-South Classic — which it ultimately did, thanks to a big assist from its defense and special teams.

Nick Tubbs c...

Elmore sparks South to 104-88 hoops win

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Most people thought the South had the better team for Friday’s North-South Basketball Classic, and it turned out that most people were right.

State player of the year Jon Elmore dropped in 25 points during h...

Can offenses keep rolling in North-South football?

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Following recent scores of 9-7, 7-3 and 14-12 in the North-South All-Star Football Classic, the offenses finally broke out of their lethargy the past two years.

The South cranked out the yards and points in victori...

Elmore ‘lucky’ to get North-South hoops invite

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It’s not every year that the best player in the state shows up for the North-South All-Star Basketball Classic. In fact, over the last seven years, four did not play for various reasons.

But don’t cou...

North-South: 2nd shot at respect for Greenbrier duo

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Competing at opposite ends of Greenbrier County, Malik Boatwright and Isaiah Kinder also ride at opposite ends of the recognizability scale.

While Boatwright of Greenbrier West is hailed as one of the most successf...

Hurricane’s patience pays off

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If patience is a virtue, then persistence has to rank up there pretty highly, too.

Hurricane stayed the course this season and it finally paid off with a Class AAA championship, courtesy of a 9-2 victory against Ri...

Hurricane wraps up elusive baseball crown

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The wait is over. The weight is finally off Hurricane’s shoulders.

Austin Hensley shrugged off a rocky start to fire a four-hitter and was backed by strong offensive support up and down the lineup Saturday a...

Redskins scratch out semifinal win

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Hurricane has big plans for the weekend. But to get there, the Redskins first had to think small. As in small ball.

Not normally a team that manufactures a few scores via station-to-station play, Hurricane scratche...

Griffin leads Man past St. Marys 3-1

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With a little help from his friends — wait, make that a lot of help — Braden Griffin pitched Man back into the Class A title game Thursday night.

Griffin worked 6 1/3 strong innings and got a b...

Skins face Patriots’ ace Silva

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Over the previous five seasons, three different teams have logged the long trip from the Eastern Panhandle to Power Park and carried away the Class AAA championship trophy.

Washington would like to make it four.

Riverside-Wheeling Park unlikely matchup in AAA semifinal

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One semifinal of the Class AAA state tournament holds the matchup that many expected to see — No. 1 Hurricane against Washington, the top team from the talent-rich Eastern Panhandle.

The other semifinal, mea...

Plenty of new faces at state baseball tournament

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The state tournament is getting to be a one-and-done deal.

For the third straight season, no defending champion has made it back to Appalachian Power Park, which makes you think this parity thing may just have some...

Riverside took rocky road to first state baseball tournament

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That Riverside has finally broken through to the state tournament after years of losing is a remarkable story in itself.

However, that the Warriors have managed to do it this season — in which they’re...

Cardinal rules? Chapmanville latest to Power Park

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Chapmanville totes a strong tradition into this week’s state baseball tournament when it carries the banner of the Cardinal Conference.

Consider the following run of success for the southern West Virginia le...

State baseball tournament — Second chance for ’Skins

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After seeing their program reach the state baseball tournament for the first time in 12 years, Hurricane’s players are living a dream.

But for three of the Redskins’ starters, it’s even more th...