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Tech to face Cottrill, high-powered Georgetown tonight

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It’s not like WVU Tech needed a whole lot to hype up its game against Georgetown College in Montgomery today.

After all, the Tigers, who are the winningest program in NAIA men’s basketball history wi...

Ortiz leading potent East attack

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Christian Ortiz, Greenbrier East’s senior point guard — by way of Center High School in Colorado by way of Puerto Rico — said he has seen the toughest competition of his basketball life in West Virgi...

Shepherd nips West Virginia State 73-68

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Linco...

No. 1 Poca rides defense past No. 5 Scott

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,...