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Parkersburg edges GW in triple OT


For as stout as George Washington’s defense was playing, its mistakes allowed Parkersburg to hang around for one possession too long on Friday night.

After Parkersburg had netted one first down in the secon...

MEC: UC tries to tame Concord’s potent offense


If there’s one offense in the Mountain East Conference a coach wouldn’t mind having a day or two extra for preparation, it’s Concord’s.

Thus is the situation in which Charleston coach P...

Miller, Harrison win individual titles at cross country regional


Ravenswood’s Hailey Miller took a big step forward, winning the Class AA-A Region 4 meet at Camp Virgil Tate Thursday after finishing second in the event last year.

But there were many moments in between wh...

Big second half propels Irish past Indians


Charleston Catholic coach Dom Cipollone must give one heck of a halftime speech.

For the second straight night, the Class AA-A No. 3 Irish plodded through a so-so first half before erupting in the second.


MEC football: Mission not-so-impossible for ND


A college football game in Morgantown on Saturday may have resulted in fires and chaos, but a game in South Euclid, Ohio, set off tremors up and down the Mountain State.

A 34-yard field goal sailed wide with 31 se...

Capital-Woodrow Wilson canceled when no officials show up


BECKLEY, W.Va. — It was a crazy scene at Woodrow Wilson High School on Friday night, but it had nothing to do with anything that happened on the field.

In fact, little happened on the field at all, as the s...

Wagner TD on punt return keys UC’s 28-10 win over State


Charleston junior defensive back Torie Wagner wasn’t about to let the first Kanawha Classic trophy go to Institute.

Wagner’s 59-yard punt return touchdown, his third return touchdown of the season, ...

UC, State meet in Kanawha Classic tonight


As if a trophy, Landau Eugene Murphy and the rivalry game in itself weren’t enough to jazz up this year’s matchup between Charleston and West Virginia State, both teams come into tonight’s matchup hu...

State, UC to meet Thursday in Kanawha Classic


Kanawha County’s premier college rivalry is getting ramped up even further this week.

West Virginia State will take the field at University of Charleston Stadium as the Yellow Jackets and Golden Eagles will...

Ravenswood celebrates 100 years with romp over Braxton


RAVENSWOOD — The 2014 edition of Ravenswood’s football team gave 100 years worth of alumni one more reason to celebrate on Saturday night.

Do-it-all quarterback Rhys Jeli...

Grier breaks school records as South Charleston wallops Ripley


Even on a rainy night the evening was about as perfect as it could get for South Charleston.

Senior A.D. Cunningham opened the game with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and scored three more times in the ...

MEC: State looks to keep rolling, UC to rebound


On homecoming in Institute today, West Virginia State will try and do something in front of its home fans that it hasn’t done since 2011 — win.

After defeating Urbana 18-13 last week, the Yellow Jack...

MEC football: Back to work for UC, State


Charleston and West Virginia State went through drastically different emotions after Saturday’s games, but by Sunday morning both teams had the same motivation — to get back to work.

The Yellow Jacke...

MEC notes: Efficient Ziemba keys Shepherd attack


Playing quarterback may bring with it more responsibility than any position in sports, but compared to his Mountain East Conference colleagues, Shepherd signal caller Jeff Ziemba may have it a bit easier.

Even if ...

Shepherd defense denies UC


It was the kind of game that seemed fitting for the first truly cool day of the fall with temperatures hanging in the mid-50s and a prevailing breeze making it feel even colder.

Stout defenses put yardage at a pre...

South Charleston pops Parkersburg, 45-20


PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — South Charleston coach Donnie Mays was looking for a big response from his team after last week’s loss to Capital.

While the Black Eagles were far from perfect, they did enough to...

MEC football: UC tries to cool off No. 10 Shepherd


There’s no doubt Charleston’s 28-14 win at Notre Dame College last week in a matchup of then-unbeaten teams made minor ripples through the Mountain East Conference.

But if UC can pull the trick again...

Fairmont State’s Guerra thriving in sophomore season


No matter who is playing quarterback for Fairmont State, sophomore wide receiver Fabian Guerra has provided quite the security blanket.

The Miami native returned from an injury in the nick of time to give backup q...

Pate leads Fairmont past mistake-prone State


Former Hurricane player Tyler Pate got off to a rocky beginning in his first start for Fairmont State, but he and the Falcons offense made more plays and far fewer mistakes than host West Virginia State when it mattered....

Bradley sparks Scott to 52-0 rout of Poca


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POCA — Scott senior Hunter Bradley was not about to let the Skyhawks suffer any kind of hangover from last week’s big win at Sissonville.

Bradley picked off a Hunter Wagner pass on...

State, UC looking to play complete games


For the second straight week last week West Virginia State got off to a slow start, and for the second straight week it cost the Yellow Jackets.

State held even with host West Liberty in the first quarter, but a 5...

Ex-Mountaineer wrestler Jones turns his attention to MMA


Any fan of WVU sports who happens to be watching UFC 178 tonight may see a familiar face in the corner of Eddie Alvarez as the lightweight makes his UFC debut against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Greg Jo...

MEC: Concord offense, Shepherd defense dominant


Sophomore Brian Novak has taken a huge step forward through three games this season, and with junior receiver Ryan Stewart finally back in form after two years of injuries, the Concord offense has been roaring like a run...

UC wins home opener 30-14 over Virginia-Wise


Even without starting quarterback John Knox, a trio of Charleston playmakers and a stout defense were enough to make the Golden Eagles’ home opener a successful one.

Running back Marvin Elam ran for 124 yar...

George Washington rolls past Riverside


Miniature glow sticks were handed out at Riverside on Friday along with instructions to “light up the stadium.”

As it turned out, those glow sticks weren’t necessary. George Washington more th...

MEC: UC plays home opener vs. Wise


The University of Charleston faced it’s first stretch of real adversity and responded about as well as any coach could’ve hoped.

Trailing 21-17 at halftime last week, the Golden Eagles (2-0, 1-1 Moun...

Bohn to enter WVU Sports Hall of Fame


When Jo Marie Bohn first went to West Virginia University, she wasn’t aware of some of the Mountaineers’ main rivalries.

But now, looking back on her tennis career, which spanned from 1988-1992, matc...

Scott runs past Chapmanville


MADISON — Before last season, Shane Griffith’s Scott teams found success by distributing the ball and ripping off big plays in the ground game.

On Friday night, the Skyhawks gave Chapmanville some il...

UC off and running on offense


Coming into his team’s season opener at West Virginia Wesleyan last week, Charleston coach Pat Kirkland hadn’t made a decision on a starting quarterback and was leaning toward a couple of guys getting some ...

GW rolls over St. Albans 9-0


Yes, George Washington lost 10 of its 11 starters from last year and, yes, coach Tom Hopper is taking a medical leave of absence for the year.

While both are undoubtedly tough situations, the Patriots are coping w...

Nicholas County shuts down Poca


SUMMERSVILLE — With a pair of running backs and a quarterback all weighing in at over 200 pounds, Nicholas County has a tendency to do things in a punishing fashion.

The Grizzlies displayed that ability on ...

Teacher vs. pupil in UC opener


Thanks to a quirk in the schedule, the Mountain East Conference’s version of teacher vs. pupil didn’t happen in 2013.

It won’t take long to get that matchup underway this year.

After no...

West Virginia State closing in on anticipated season opener


At this time one year ago, West Virginia State was preparing for its first game against Lock Haven, bringing with it a new coaching staff and a ton of uncertainty.

While its opening 31-13 loss to the Eagles set th...

Payne family to run with heavy hearts at Charleston Distance Run


There will be plenty of participants running with heavy legs by the end of the Charleston Distance Run on Saturday, but for Kathy Payne, her sons Tommy and Michael, and friends of the family also in the race, it will be ...