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Trupo hits milestones in Charleston Catholic sectional win


Charleston Catholic’s Joey Trupo had the best of both worlds Tuesday night.

The junior scored five goals, including the 100th of his career and setting the school mark for career goals, in leading No. 3 Char...

Boys soccer: St. Joe trips Hoover


Christian Yablonsky had one of those games Monday evening that players dream about, coming up clutch with the season hanging in the balance.

The junior scored three goals to pace St. Joseph to a 4-1 victory over He...

Three Kanawha Valley soccer teams begin quest for repeat titles


Three Kanawha Valley high school soccer teams will begin their quest for state championship repeats when sectional tournament play opens this week.

George Washington (Class AAA boys), Sissonville (AA-A girls) and W...

Unbeaten UC men improve to 13-0-1


University of Charleston coach Chris Grassie was hoping Saturday evening’s matchup with Cedarville (Ohio) would give his team a glimpse into the future.

Sophomore forward Felipe Antonio and freshman forward ...

Princeton edges Riverside in OT


Riverside is inching closer and closer to its first win.

The Warriors scored first in overtime Friday night, but missed the 2-point conversion then watched as visiting Princeton answered with a touchdown and point ...

GW nets 5-1 City Cup win over Catholic


Nobody had to tell George Washington newcomer Jonah Cosby how important the annual showdown with Charleston Catholic is for the Patriots players and students.

The senior scored two goals and added an assist as GW h...

Catholic girls win on senior night


It was a good evening for Charleston Catholic Tuesday.

The Fighting Irish got a chance to sharpen their skills and their lone senior scored a goal on senior night in a 5-1 victory over Huntington. A crowd of about ...

Jones nets 100th goal in Sissonville win


After scoring her 100th career goal Monday evening, Sissonville’s Madison Jones was pulled from the lineup to receive the game ball.

She seemed annoyed at the prospect of sitting out a few minutes, wearing a...

MSAC girls soccer: Winfield keeps hex over Skins


RIPLEY — Josee Erlandson had no idea that Winfield’s victory Saturday afternoon rested on her right foot.

The senior calmly scored the clinching goal in the penalty-kick s...

MSAC boys soccer: Big Reds debunk Generals


RIPLEY — Winfield will have something to work on as the regular season draws to a close this week.

Matt Powney scored two goals as Parkersburg manhandled Winfield for a 4-1 vic...

Rhodes leads Sissonville girls past Hurricane 2-0


Sissonville made a statement Thursday evening behind Taylor Rhodes’ right leg.

The senior helped the Indians to a 2-0 victory over Hurricane using two second-half free kicks in a showdown of state-ranked gir...

Dotson leads Hoover in blowout win against Poca


Herbert Hoover took care of business Friday night and looked more and more like a playoff contender.

Senior running back Shaun Dotson gained 245 yards on just 10 carries with four touchdowns — all in the ope...

GW girls outlast Wheeling Park in physical battle


George Washington coach Megan Johnson insisted her team pass a fitness test before the season started and those who didn’t wouldn’t play.

That ultimatum lit a fire under GW’s players and everyo...

PikeView drills Sissonville 7-1


Sissonville still has a lot to learn, but the Indians are getting there.

Senior Isaac Van Blaricom scored three goals to pace PikeView to a 7-1 victory over Sissonville Thursday night. A crowd of about 70 attended...

Late GW coach honored; Pats tie No. 1 Parkersburg


On a night filled with emotion, the former Patriots boys soccer coach, who died last week after a battle with cancer, was honored before the game.

After the ceremony, No. 4 GW went toe-to-toe with top-ranked Parker...

Trupo’s 4 goals lead Catholic past Capital


Whether on grass or turf, Charleston Catholic is a tough out.

Junior Joey Trupo scored four goals to pace the Fighting Irish to a 5-1 victory over host Capital Monday night. A crowd of about 50 attended the matchup...

Wayne rolls past Mingo Central


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WAYNE — Wayne had a week to stew over its first regular season loss since 2011.

The Pioneers found out what they were made of Friday in holding off Mingo Central for a 42-29 victory in the...

Sissonville girls’ unbeaten streak pushed to 38


Sissonville has taken everyone’s best shot this season and still remains the queen of the hill.

Junior Karli Pinkerton scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Indians pushed their unbeaten streak to ...

GW volleyball benefiting from offseason work


When Missy Smith ratcheted up George Washington’s offseason workout program this spring and summer, she was trying to send her team a message.

It has been received loud and clear as the Patriots, who are co...

Hopper, GW’s three-time title coach, dies


Tom Hopper, the longtime George Washington boys soccer coach who took a medical leave of absence this season, died Sunday from complications of cancer. He was 68. (See obituary on Page 10A).

Hopper, who became the ...

St. Albans girls celebrate after win over Nitro


A scene unfolded Saturday morning after St. Albans dispatched No. 20 Nitro for a 2-0 victory that the Red Dragons seldom saw last year.

SA’s players celebrated senior Audrey Goode’s 18th birthday aft...

Scott stays unbeaten, drops Sissonville


Scott made a believer out of Sissonville on Friday.

The Skyhawks stymied the host Indians at every turn in remaining undefeated with a 21-7 victory. A homecoming crowd of about 1,000 attended the Class AA Cardinal ...

No. 3 Winfield battles No. 1 Parkersburg to 2-all tie


WINFIELD — Winfield wasn’t sure just how good of a team it could be until Tuesday evening.

The No. 3 Generals took the lead late in the opening half against No. 1 Parkersb...

Nitro boys blank Riverside 4-0


Nitro has already achieved one of its goals and the regular season isn’t even a month old.

Senior Chase Kirk scored twice to lead the Wildcats past Riverside 4-0 Saturday afternoon as they equaled last year&...

Winfield falls to Ripley, drops to 0-3


RIPLEY — Winfield had a touchdown called back on the first possession of the game Friday and the frustration continued well into the night.

Ripley scored 17 unanswered points in the second half en route to i...

MEC football: State seeks first 2-0 start since 2008


West Virginia State will look to do something it hasn’t accomplished in six seasons today.

After snapping their 17-game losing streak last week, the Yellow Jackets seek their first 2-0 start since 2008 when...

State looks ahead after snapping 17-game slide


When West Virginia State began practice this week it was the same drills and plays the Yellow Jackets had been perfecting for nearly two seasons.

The only difference was the perception from the outside. The Yellow ...

Schoolcraft’s 3 goals help keep Herbert Hoover perfect


POCA — Herbert Hoover turned in a record-setting season last year and now the Huskies are working on a special one.

Junior forward Hannah Schoolcraft scored three goals as Hoover...

Boys soccer: Catholic blanks St. Joe for title


Charleston Catholic coach Domenic Cipollone could only think about the missed opportunities Monday night.

Sure, senior Roger Burdette scored three goals en route to Catholic’s 5-0 victory over St. Joseph in ...

Catholic girls cruise to Bishop’s Cup crown


The Bishop’s Cup provided the perfect spot on the schedule for Charleston Catholic coach Amy Mullen to tinker with her lineup.

The results were promising as the Fighting Irish received goals from six differe...

Dotson’s big night leads Herbert Hoover past Chapmanville


CHAPMANVILLE — Herbert Hoover needed every one of Shaun Dotson’s 348 yards rushing and three touchdowns Friday night.

The Huskies rode the 5-foot-6, 180-pound senior to their first victory of the seas...

Weiss passes test, wins Charleston Distance Run


Jeff Weiss needed to test his ailing foot and the 42nd annual Charleston Distance Run provided the perfect venue.

After all, the event billed as “America’s only 15-mile race’’ is just a...

Woodrow Wilson blanks Winfield


BECKLEY — The difference between Woodrow Wilson and Winfield was striking Friday night.

The Generals were breaking in a first-year starter at quarterback while the Flying Eagles had an experienced leader und...

Charleston Distance Run to showcase state, regional runners


The 42nd running of the Charleston Distance Run today will have some local flavor as it winds its way through downtown streets, hillside neighborhoods and along the Kanawha River.

The Kenyans who dominated last yea...

Catholic boys open with 14-0 rout


After a disappointing close to last season, Charleston Catholic got the 2014 campaign offer to a rousing start.

Senior Roger Burdette and junior Joey Trupo scored four goals apiece to lead the Fighting Irish to a 1...

State hoops great Bob Wilson dies at 88


Robert “Bob’’ Wilson, a native of Clarksburg who was the co-captain of West Virginia State’s undefeated men’s basketball team in 1947-48 and an African-American pioneer in professional ...