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Hot-shooting Jesuit downs Fairmont State 85-76


Even in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, there was no cooling off Wheeling Jesuit on Thursday.

The No. 4 Cardinals played like a team that had been waiting to take the floor all day, shooting 65.4 percent i...

MEC women: No. 1 West Liberty survives 2-OT thriller vs. Wise


No. 1 seed West Liberty made sure that the Mountain East Tournament’s top two seeds didn’t both get eliminated, but it took two white-knuckle overtime periods to get it done.

For the third time this ...

UC closes out Eddie King Gym with win over State


Senior forward Octavius Green made sure the University of Charleston dignitaries didn’t sit anywhere close to the edge of their seats on Saturday.

Green hit his first five shots from the field, four of them...

Defense leads SC past Capital to section title


Capital is one of the few teams that South Charleston plays that is athletic enough to keep up with the Black Eagles’ torrid pace of play.

But once SC hit that extra gear on Friday night, the Cougars may ha...

State visits UC in Eddie King Gym finale


Charleston is looking to repay a big favor to West Virginia State.

The Golden Eagles will play their last game in Eddie King Gymnasium at 4 p.m. today against the Yellow Jackets in both teams’ regular-seaso...

132-pound weight class one to watch


HUNTINGTON — With three state champions and a combined six championships competing against one another, there’s no doubt which weight class will be the one to watch over the nex...

UC to use postponement time to heal


With another impending winter storm bearing down on the state today, another rash of postponements hit the local college basketball scene.

As of Friday afternoon, Charleston’s scheduled men’s and wom...

Amid chaos, Tech prepares for game at Barber-Scotia


One of the biggest intangibles that have propelled WVU Tech to its current 19-7 mark is its resilience.

The Golden Bears have had to flash that both on and off the court as of late.

After dropping two strai...

Virginia-Wise shocks UC 77-75


What was supposed to be a Valentine’s Day massacre for one side turned into a Valentine’s Day miracle for the other.

Virginia-Wise hit 7 of 9 foul shots in the final minute and shot 50.9 percent from...

Frampton guides Dots through shooting woes, past Sissonville


POCA — Senior Noah Frampton says he is leaning toward going to Marshall to try and continue his basketball career after this season.

On Friday night, the Dots guard gave the Thu...

No. 5 SC girls hold off No. 3 Logan at Shootout


On Jan. 27, Logan handed South Charleston an 81-61 defeat with Black Eagles point guard Aaliyah Dunham out with an illness.

In a rematch at the Shootout at the Big House on Monday at the Civic Center, Dunham prove...

Frampton, Cuffee continue to play beyond their years for Poca


It’s not just that Poca is carving up opponents by a little over 26 points per game, but it really is a beautiful brand of basketball to watch.

With the Class AA No. 1 Dots, passes are thrown not to where t...

Capital forces 29 turnovers in beating GW 78-68


Capital’s unrelenting pressure defense, fueled by the squad’s tremendous depth, is already tough enough over the course of a game.

When a team is trying to stare down that heat without its one of its...

No. 1 Poca uses big run to bury Wayne


WAYNE — Poca’s bus ran into some issues on the way to Wayne on Friday evening, delaying the start of the junior varsity game and eventually the varsity game by more than 30 minu...

No. 1 South Charleston holds off Spring Valley


It wasn’t that South Charleston shut down Spring Valley’s Jacob Kilgore, who entered Thursday as the Mountain State Athletic Conference’s leading scorer at 25.5 points per game.

In fact, Kilgo...

WVU Tech falls to Rio Grande at Huntington Invitational


HUNTINGTON — Even at a neutral site, WVU Tech couldn’t quite shake what happened on its home floor earlier in the week.

The Golden Bears were uncharacteristically ineffec...

No. 7 Scott downs No. 10 Sissonville 63-49


Length and experience are two factors that can be tough to overcome, and when bad shooting is mixed in, the mountain gets even taller.

Host Sissonville succumbed to all three on Friday night.

Class AA No. 7...

WVU Tech to face Rio Grande in Huntington


WVU Tech will get one more nonconference matchup with Rio Grande before the two become league foes next year.

The Golden Bears will take on the Red Storm tonight as part of the Huntington Invitational at the Big S...

Cottrill, No. 14 Georgetown College clips WVU Tech 74-71


MONTGOMERY — There were some uncharacteristically bad numbers in the first half for No. 14 Georgetown College that didn’t figure to hold up in the second half.


Oak Hill-Blue Ridge matchup highlights Big Atlantic slate


The Big Atlantic Classic got underway on Monday and will continue with middle school and high school games all week at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.

The event has its typical slate of big games bet...

Tech to face Cottrill, high-powered Georgetown tonight


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


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


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 ...