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Shepherd nips West Virginia State 73-68


Even though his team battled tooth and nail down the stretch in a see-saw battle on Saturday, West Virginia State coach Bryan Poore pointed to an iffy start as the ultimate difference in the game.

The Yellow Jacke...

UC rolling at the right time again


Charleston may just be doing it again.

After beating West Virginia State on Thursday, the Golden Eagles moved to 6-1 since the holiday break and sit 13-4 overall, including 8-3 in the Mountain East Conference.

UC ‘Lucks’ out with keynote speaker


It’s only been a little over a month since Oliver Luck announced he would be stepping down as the athletic director at West Virginia to take the position of executive vice president of regulatory affairs with the ...

Fairmont State spoils West Lib’s hot start


Early in the week, West Liberty coach Jim Crutchfield said despite his team’s undefeated record, it was more an act of survival than dominance.

That sentiment proved to be more than prophetic Saturday as t...

Capital boys hold off George Washington in OT


After three shaky quarters, Capital starter Miguel Bays was relegated to the bench for much of the fourth quarter, at which point he said he had to get his mind right.

As it turned out, his mind and his free-throw...

Fairmont State spoils West Lib’s hot start


Early in the week, West Liberty coach Jim Crutchfield said despite his team’s undefeated record, it was more an act of survival than dominance.

That sentiment proved to be more than prophetic Saturday as t...

WVU-Pitt to square off in hockey today in SC


Despite Pitt’s absence on the West Virginia football and basketball schedules, the Backyard Brawl is still alive and well — you’ve just got to know where to look.

Today, the place to look is t...

Mullens native Sandy takes Ball State AD job


Yet another Mullens High School graduate continues to leave his mark on the world of athletics.

Mark Sandy, who graduated from Mullens a year after Mike D’Antoni, is ending his nine-year tenure as the athle...

GW celebrates 50 years of boys basketball with win


It was a day for celebration for former and current Patriots on the Hill Saturday.

The fact that the current boys team picked up a win was just icing on the cake.

Former players and coaches flocked to Georg...

Sissonville boys hold off Lincoln County 58-57


Sissonville coach Rich Skeen said the second quarter his team played on Friday night was maybe the best period it has played all season.

After the first quarter the Indians played, it was much needed.


No. 1 Poca rides defense past No. 5 Scott


POCA — In most of Poca’s games, the Dots’ offense runs so smoothly that it’s easy to forget that the dirty work they do on the defensive end is also a big reason f...

Tech men try to build on successful first half


After playing 15 games plus an exhibition at Marshall in the season’s first half, nobody needed time off quite as much as WVU Tech.

Over the course of the first semester, the Golden Bears quietly took care ...

Smolder to be hired as Ripley football coach


Sissonville football coach Eddie Smolder will be heading home to take the vacant coaching spot at his alma mater, Ripley High School.

Smolder, 34, confirmed on Monday night that he will be leaving Sissonville to ta...

McDaniels rallies St. Albans past Greenbrier East


St. Albans freshman Jaden McDaniels summed it up perfectly: “Whatever’s open, you’ve just got to take it.”

The point guard did just that with incredible timing, hitting a go-ahead open ...

Riverside claims Vance Invite title; St. Albans has 3 champions


First-year Riverside coach Titus Phalen said his team is after just one thing this year: respect.

On Saturday afternoon, the Warriors took a big step toward earning just that.

Steven Slack claimed an indivi...

Sharp-shooting Sissonville silences Herbert Hoover 68-52


Sissonville coach Rich Skeen started four freshman for much of last season knowing some early growing pains could pay off down the road.

How big those dividends end up being and how quickly they come remains to be...

GW holds off St. Albans 57-48


George Washington freshman Justin Phillips earned himself a second-half start after playing some key minutes off the bench in the second quarter.

After Friday’s second half, Phillips made a strong case for ...

Capital boys rally past Hurricane


After winning a state championship in football, many of Capital’s players are still trying to round into basketball shape and knock off the rust.

It took the Cougars one half of game time to do just that on...

State gearing up for hoops trip to Puerto Rico


True, a trip to warm and sunny Puerto Rico won’t be the cure-all for what has been a rough start to the season for the West Virginia State basketball team.

But it sure couldn’t hurt.

After a l...

Rogoszewski pushes Hurricane girls past Cougars


HURRICANE — On the surface, Hurricane’s 63-49 conquest of Capital on Friday night just looks like a 14-point win in the Mountain State Athletic Conference.

But within the...

Bellomy’s 34 points lead Winfield past Nitro


There was a lot of uncertainty surrounding the boys basketball opener between Winfield and Nitro on Tuesday, with each squad breaking in a new coach.

One thing is for certain afterward: The Generals’ Bear B...

Reinforcements could be on the way for State


Despite a 1-6 start, West Virginia State coach Bryan Poore isn’t quite panicking yet, and there are several reasons for that.

Sure, it’s been a rough go so far for the Yellow Jackets, who are 1-2 in ...

Morgan, Fairmont pull away from W.Va. State


One of West Virginia State’s biggest problems so far this season has been finding a way to beat zone defenses.

Thanks to sharp-shooting Chase Morgan, Fairmont State didn’t have the same troubles agai...

Freshman Chandler leads Poca to blowout win over Buffalo


BUFFALO — Former Buffalo standout Chelsey Parkins had her No. 23 jersey retired at halftime on Friday and, boy, could the Bison have used her for one more game.

Buffalo lost thr...

Class AAA: Grier leads South Charleston to semifinal win against Huntington


CHARLESTON, W.Va. ­ — Kentre Grier’s ability to keep plays alive resulted in the death of Huntington’s run at a second straight Class AAA title game appearance.

Grier threw for 317 yards,...

Mountaineers host College of Charleston tonight


It has been a while since West Virginia has played a game at home in the Coliseum, and there’s a lot more buzz surrounding the squad now than there was then.

Since beating Lafayette on Nov. 16 in Morgantown...

Frankfort tries to slow Cogar, Westside


If Frankfort gets to its first Class AA title game, it will have had to deal with two vastly different offenses in back-to-back weeks.

The No. 2 Falcons (12-0) had enough to get by the power running attack of Nich...