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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...

Sissonville rolls into regional softball semifinals


POCA — Sissonville softball coach Niki Gross wasn’t exactly thrilled with the way her team played on Wednesday, but put a trophy in anybody’s hand and it’s tough t...

GW boys prepared to make run at 3rd straight tennis title


One local prep tennis dynasty is looking to continue a string of titles while a couple of others are looking to reclaim their spots atop the heap as regional tournaments get underway today.

The George Washington b...

Gazette/Friends of Coal Relays notebook: George Washington’s Smith, Peyatte again 1-2 in shot put


When it comes to the shot put, George Washington amounts to double trouble for teams in the boys Class AAA division.

The Patriots sport the two top athletes from all across the state in that event in seniors Nick P...

Charleston native brings past to life


Charleston native Terry Kimble has made a post-retirement living by reconstructing pieces of old memorabilia and bringing memories to life.

But it’s when he looks back and tells his own story that the passi...

Allen guides Buffalo out of trouble, past Man


After just three pitches in the home half of the first inning on Friday, Buffalo had a run in and two more on base.

Those two would score later in the frame, and though the Bison offense would slow down a bit movi...

Kelly, Nitro cruise past Winfield


It says a lot about Nitro freshman pitcher Levi Kelly that even when he doesn’t have his best stuff he can still rack up 10 strikeouts in five innings.

Then again, Kelly isn’t a typical freshman.

State looking for offensive improvement as spring game nears


West Virginia State coach Jon Anderson added former WVU wide receiver John Pennington to his staff as an offensive coordinator in hopes that the Yellow Jackets’ offense can catch up to a defense that made great st...

Wesleyan drops UC, faces West Liberty in MEC men’s tennis finals


University of Charleston men’s tennis coach Matt Santen believes his team may just live to fight another day.

Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, that day won’t be today, and it won’t come in ...

Panger aiming to break through in senior season


After years of clicking off fast times in the shadows, a certain Capital distance runner hopes to finally turn Laidley Field into “Peyton’s place” at this year’s state meet.

It certainl...

UC defense grows up during Maroon-White game


Perhaps the key to the University of Charleston’s upcoming football season will be how fast its young defense can grow and respond to adversity.

The unit couldn’t have done a much better job of both ...

Pitching pushes Power past Savannah


Just two games into the season, the West Virginia Power has displayed the ability to win games in a variety of ways.

After an extra-inning thriller in the opener on Thursday, in which the Power rolled up 12 hits a...

Chapmanville cruises on, dumps Sissonville 11-0


Those in attendance at Sissonville High School Thursday got to see three teams play three games with absolutely no drama.

After the Indians and Chapmanville each picked up five-inning mercy-rule wins over Magnolia...

Sissonville picks up ugly needed win over Magnolia


After scoring 19 combined runs in the season’s first two games, both wins, Sissonville’s offense had mustered just eight tallies in the four game since, going 1-3 over that stretch.

On Thursday, the ...

Prep baseball: Chapmanville continues fast start with pummeling of Poca


POCA — After falling 3-1 in the state semifinals to eventual champion Bridgeport last season, Chapmanville coach Eric Ellis said this year’s team, led by six seniors, is the hun...

MEC Softball: Charleston continues fast start with two wins over State


The Charleston softball team got off to a quick start offensively in the first game of a doubleheader against West Virginia State on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in Kanawha City.