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Tommy Atkinson

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George Washington girls roll into co-title game at Big Atlantic Classic

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BECKLEY — George Washington’s new starting lineup is gaining steam.

The Patriots came out of the gate knocking down 61.1 percent of their shots and ratcheted up the defens...

Roberson shines despite Winfield’s struggles

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WINFIELD — Winfield coach Chuck Slater couldn’t imagine a player with a better disposition to handle the plight of the Generals this season than senior Haylea Roberson.

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Gore’s final flurry carries Logan to win

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LOGAN — South Charleston just couldn’t stop Logan’s Shayna Gore.

Gore, a 6-foot senior point guard, scored 10 of her 36 points in the fourth quarter as the Wildcats...

South Charleston girls bounce back with win over Hurricane

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South Charleston coach Gary Greene was reluctant to say the Black Eagles were back on track, but they sure looked better since the last time they took the court.

The Black Eagles’ pressure defense caused vis...

Late surge carries UC men to win over State

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There was a stark contrast Thursday night between the University of Charleston and West Virginia State.

The Golden Eagles made all the right moves down the stretch in soaring past the Yellow Jackets, who fumbled aw...

Parkersburg South girls turn the tables on South Charleston

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PARKERSBURG — In the first meeting between Parkersburg South and South Charleston, the Patriots didn’t have all of their firepower.

South was locked and loaded Tuesday nig...

Clay girls knock off No. 6 Sissonville

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The Clay County Panthers made a statement Saturday evening — if not to all of Class AA, at least to themselves.

Senior 5-foot-8 point guard McKinzee Barker scored 11 of her game-high 17 points in the second ...

Chapmanville girls hand Hoover 2nd straight loss

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Chapmanville is starting to come of age.

The Tigers, who have three sophomores and a freshman among their rotation of nine players, turned in an efficient second half in dispatching state-ranked Herbert Hoover 58-4...

Huntington girls top George Washington, remain unbeaten in MSAC

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Huntington turned to an old friend Thursday.

The Highlanders turned up the pressure with their press in the fourth quarter to run away with a 60-55 victory over host George Washington. A crowd of about 50 attended ...

Shamblin drawing lots of attention as Nitro’s scoring ace

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Nitro’s Savannah Shamblin isn’t seeing double this season.

No, when the 5-foot-3 point guard steps onto the court she’s met nearly always with two and often three defenders on a nightly basis. ...

Foster leads Capital girls past Winfield 54-51

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WINFIELD — It’s been a tough climb up the Mountain State Athletic Conference ladder for Capital, but the young Cougars are beginning to get a foothold.

Senior post Dashia ...

Tolsia girls finish job, drop Poca

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The Rebels put together two solid halves in dispatching host Poca 49-36 in front of about 200 during a Class AA Cardinal Conference matchup.

Tolsia never trailed after taking a 2-0 lead 26 seconds into the game and...

Watson scores 24 as Hurricane girls defeat Charleston Catholic

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Hurricane played for the first time this season as a ranked team Tuesday night.

The Redskins, No. 8 in Tuesday’s Associated Press poll, found out quickly what it will take to stay among the Class AAA’...

Woodrow Wilson holds off Hurricane 69-66

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HURRICANE — Hurricane and Woodrow Wilson are searching for answers as the regular season gets into full swing this month.

Both may have found a few Friday.

Noah Hancock sco...

Mountaineers handle Herd 69-56 in women’s battle

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It took West Virginia University’s players most of Saturday’s game to get on the same page, but once they did the Mountaineers sailed to victory.

Junior Bria Holmes nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to i...

WVU, Herd women clash at Capital Classic

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At least on paper, today’s Capital Classic pitting West Virginia University against Marshall is shaping up to be the most competitive in years.

The Mountaineers (8-1), who are ranked nationally and have won ...

High-scoring Holmes leads WVU into battle vs. Herd

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Bria Holmes was just content to be one of the cogs in West Virginia University’s success last season as a sophomore on a team stocked with seasoned seniors who guided the Mountaineers to the second round of the NC...

Charleston pays tribute to ‘Hot Rod’ Hundley

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Rod Hundley added one final credit to a life that has played out like a Hollywood movie.

He essentially grew up at the YMCA, which was then located in downtown Charleston at Davis Square, because of an unsettled fa...

YMCA to rename gym in Hundley’s honor Saturday

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Nemo Nearman remembers the first time he took the basketball court with Rod Hundley at the YMCA in Charleston.

The college players in the area would gather at the downtown Davis Square location on Saturday mornings...

Back home, Grose carries Hoover past Nicholas

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Who says you can’t go home again?

Herbert Hoover’s Brad Grose transferred from Capital to his original school district for his senior season and gave the Huskies quite a lift Wednesday night with 23 p...

High hopes for South Charleston, Hurricane, Poca as boys season opens

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Several schools in the Kanawha Valley begin the season today with high expectations.

South Charleston and Hurricane were ranked second and third, respectively, in Monday’s Associated Press Class AAA boys hig...

Hurricane closes out Charleston Catholic

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HURRICANE — The last couple of seasons, Abby Watson has watched her Hurricane squad drop close games, wilting under the pressure in the end.

The 5-foot-9 senior guard and her tea...

Girls preview: Tourney teams primed for another run

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Charleston Catholic, Sissonville and South Charleston were the only schools from the Kanawha Valley to make appearances at last season’s state tournament.

The Fighting Irish advanced as a fifth seed to the C...