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Greenbrier Classic: Tournament a boost to Wagner’s spirits


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Few have suffered a rougher blow in the six-year history of the Greenbrier Classic than Johnson Wagner, whose 3-over 73 on the final day of the 2013 tournament ...

Greenbrier Classic: McNealy latest Haskins winner to make splash


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Maverick McNealy already carried on one tradition this week at the Greenbrier Classic and with a 2-under-par 68 on Saturday, he’s ready to set his sights...

Vegas, Langley share lead at Greenbrier Classic


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — About the only thing more crowded than the umbrella stand at the Greenbrier Classic on Friday was the top of the leaderboard.

A total of 25 players are w...

Greenbrier Classic: Watson painting over General Lee


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Part-time Greenbrier Sporting Club resident Bubba Watson staunchly defends the “Dukes of Hazzard,” but says the Confederate flag on the General Le...

Greenbrier Classic: Bradshaw, O’Dell turn in solid showings


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Though David Bradshaw fell short of making the cut in his first Greenbrier Classic, the Bakerton native nearly delivered in the biggest way possible for his hom...

Lee prepares to finish decorated career with Glenville State


Glenville State’s Rahmann Lee has always gone his own way and whatever that way is, it’s usually fast.

The Pioneers senior running back/track star has established himself as arguably the best athlete...

Power looks to take another step in second half


Although the West Virginia Power fell 7 1/2 games short of a Northern Division title and a coinciding berth into the South Atlantic League postseason in the first half, there are plenty of positives to take from t...

Trevino formally introduced as Greenbrier pro emeritus


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The announcement of Lee Trevino as The Greenbrier’s new pro emeritus had already been made, but his official introduction highlighted media day Monday at...

Cleghorn pitches Bridgeport to second straight Class AA title


After a chaotic and at times ugly 17-7 win over PikeView in the semifinals on Friday, Bridgeport coach Robert Shields wanted to see a better performance from his squad on Saturday.

As they proved all tournament lo...

Bridgeport dumps PikeView 17-7 in six innings


The two things that carried PikeView into the state tournament, pitching and defense, let the Panthers down in a big way on Friday.

And like a championship team, Bridgeport was ready to take full advantage.

Jefferson rallies past Greenbrier East 6-4 in Class AAA semifinal


In a staff full of aces, sophomore Austin Cross tends to get lost in the shuffle of Jefferson’s loaded deck of pitchers.

But he sure pitched like a king when the Cougars needed him most.

Cross took o...

State tournament: Bridgeport looks to defend title starting with PikeView


Despite a lack of state tournament experience, PikeView coach Josh Wyatt believes his team shines brightest in pressure situations.

The Panthers will get a chance to prove him right or wrong against one of the pre...

Power sets strikeout record in win over Grasshoppers


Starting pitcher Colten Brewer hadn’t had a lot go his way so far in 2015. But lately, everything has been going the West Virginia Power’s way.

So it only stands to reason that Brewer would be the ma...

O’Dell captures second State Amateur title in three years


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The top three finishers at the 96th West Virginia Amateur sure took different, long and twisted routes only to end up right back where they started.


Casingal, Obecny continue state youth movement


There were several factors that left Christian Casingal and Thadd Obecny II a few shots short on Friday at the West Virginia Amateur, the biggest of which was the play of winner Sam O’Dell down the stretch.

Nitro win sets up showdown vs. Hurricane


Jacob Bradley was the only member of the Nitro lineup to not join the hit parade on Monday.

Not to worry, he made plenty of contributions elsewhere.

Bradley bent but didn’t break and saved his best f...

Sissonville prepares for crucial 3-week practice period


New Sissonville football coach Marc Wilson knows he has seized quite an opportunity.

A head coaching job is one thing, but taking over a program with a winning tradition and a locker room full of key returners is ...

State track meet notebook: St. Albans’ Hines removes all doubt


Even with all that Anacia Hines had accomplished in her high school career, this was the race where there was some doubt.

As she lined up in the blocks for the start of the girls Class AAA 100-meter high hurdles fi...

Burdette tosses no-hitter as Buffalo rolls on to state tournament


BUFFALO — For the second straight year, Buffalo’s Ali Burdette had plenty of antivenom to take the all the sting out of the Yellowjackets’ lineup.

It came in doses...

Henry’s ‘comeback’ leads peaking Hoover girls at track regional


To say the least, Herbert Hoover sprinter Emilee Henry had a much better day this year than last.

She won the 100-meter run, 200, 400 and helped Hoover win the 4x400 relay at the Class AA Region 4 meet at Laidley ...

Coley helps Power stop skid


Truth be told, Austin Coley has pitched like the true stopper of the West Virginia Power rotation.

But until Monday night, he had never really needed to live up to that title due to the team’s relative succe...

State wins MEC title, earns postseason berth


West Virginia State took the toughest road to its second straight Mountain East Conference baseball championship — losing the first game and battling through a consolation bracket and then surviving a pair of 10-i...

Kannapolis holds off Power 4-3


Much of the city affected by Thursday night’s underground fire saw power being restored on Friday afternoon.

The folks that came out to see some minor-league baseball on Friday night saw just a little bit m...