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Ryan Pritt

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Fairmont State’s Guerra thriving in sophomore season


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ...

Teacher vs. pupil in UC opener


Thanks to a quirk in the schedule, the Mountain East Conference’s version of teacher vs. pupil didn’t happen in 2013.

It won’t take long to get that matchup underway this year.

After no...

West Virginia State closing in on anticipated season opener


At this time one year ago, West Virginia State was preparing for its first game against Lock Haven, bringing with it a new coaching staff and a ton of uncertainty.

While its opening 31-13 loss to the Eagles set th...

Payne family to run with heavy hearts at Charleston Distance Run


There will be plenty of participants running with heavy legs by the end of the Charleston Distance Run on Saturday, but for Kathy Payne, her sons Tommy and Michael, and friends of the family also in the race, it will be ...

Riverside shakes off bad start, looks to opener


Year two of the Steven Freeman regime has Riverside looking for a big improvement on its 1-9 campaign of last season.

While it’s still a relatively young team with only eight seniors, Freeman believes his s...

UC’s do-it-all junior Knox poised for another big year


When it comes to utility player John Knox, perhaps Charleston offensive coordinator Tate Gregory blurted out the perfect headline Thursday at practice.

“He’s the ultimate offensive weapon,” Gr...

State safety faced uncertain times before becoming leader


If West Virginia State safety Will Merritt played a bit like a man possessed last season, it’s because he had already faced the possibility of not playing at all.

The junior out of Cincinnati played as a fr...

A lot of local flavor in W.Va. State’s freshman class


Upon taking over a fledgling West Virginia State program a year ago, coach Jon Anderson said from the outset that one of his main priorities in beginning a turnaround was recruiting well in his own backyard.

So fa...

Experienced defensive front leads UC into season


As position battles start sorting themselves out with the season fast approaching, Charleston coach Pat Kirkland doesn’t have to put too much thought into who is going to fill out his defensive front.


New coach hopes to restore football pride in Poca


Teddy Stewart has years of assistant coaching experience under his belt, but the dawn of a new high school football season has also brought the dawn of a new phase in his career and what he hopes is quite a turnaround at...

Comeback complete for Winfield’s Hinkle


Winfield’s Carly Hinkle picked up a silver medal in the high jump at the USATF Junior Olympics in both 2012 and 2014 while competing for the Capital City Striders.

For the year in between, simply striding w...

Henrich transfers from GW to Poca


Junior Austin Henrich enrolled at Poca High School on Wednesday, officially completing his transfer from George Washington.

The baseball and basketball player lives in the Poca school district and decided to cut h...

Saints head out for preseason opener vs. Rams


The New Orleans Saints will be marching out of White Sulphur Springs for the first time since training camp began but they will march right back, at least for a little while.

The Saints will play their first prese...

Power matches 1st-half win total


Wins and losses aren’t always the most important things in minor league baseball, but there was no doubt that Saturday’s victory was a bit of a landmark for the West Virginia Power.

Erich Weiss doubl...