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UC runs past West Liberty 42-13

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Charleston and running back Marvin Elam finally got back to their old tricks in terms of running the ball on Thursday night, and in doing so they gave the home crowd quite a treat.

The Golden Eagles (6-3 overall, ...

Hurricane’s Ford driving Redskins passing game

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Hurricane’s Brandon Ford just started playing wide receiver before last year and is working with his second quarterback under a new offensive coordinator in as many seasons.

But you could never tell that fr...

MEC football: Lee leading resurgent Glenville

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It was just another Saturday for the cardiac kids of the Mountain East Conference.

By the time Glenville State came out on top with a 41-38 win over Notre Dame on Saturday, the Pioneers (4-4, 4-4) had completed th...

Soccer sectionals: GW girls blitz Capital 6-0

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RIPLEY — George Washington coach Megan Johnson said the biggest difference between this year’s Patriots squad and the ones that have fallen a bit short at the state tournament i...

Soccer sectionals: George Washington boys advance past South Charleston 3-0

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RIPLEY — After losing 10 of 11 starters from last year’s state title team and after enduring the death of longtime coach Tom Hopper this season, George Washington has shown the ...

Parkersburg edges GW in triple OT

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Th...

MEC football: Mission not-so-impossible for ND

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...