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WVU’s Gardner makes nationals

MORGANTOWN — Three members of the West Virginia University track and field team competed on the second day of the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Round on Friday in Tampa, Florida, as redshirt senior Amy Cashin and redshirt junior Madelin Gardner qualified for ...

Ravenswood wins Class A regional championship

RAVENSWOOD — For Ravenswood now, the quest is to win one more baseball game than last year. On Friday afternoon, the Red Devils hammered out nine hits and scored nine runs in the first three innings en route to an 11-4 win over visiting Huntington St. Joseph in the best-of-three Class A ...

Good turnout at Couch golf tournament

VIENNA — A large tree damaged Blair Couch’s house during a Monday night storm. The Wood County Commissioner and his family are OK and currently living in an appartment, now. “It’s all property loss,” said Couch, one of 144 golfers in flight A and flight B who competed in the 18th ...

Huntington St. Joe, Ravenswood heading to a Game 3

HUNTINGTON — Facing elimination, Huntington St. Joe forced a third and deciding game in the best-of-three Class A, Region IV high school baseball championship with a 4-1 victory over Ravenswood Thursday at George T. Smailes Field at the YMCA Kennedy Center. Friday’s 1 p.m. finale will ...

Belpre’s thinclad quintet heading to regional meet

BELPRE — Five competitors will be the contingent Belpre takes to the finals of a 5 p.m. Ohio Division III track regional today at Fairfield Union High School in Lancaster. For the Golden Eagle girls, both junior Sydney Spencer and sophomore Karley Bell will be running in the open 800, while ...

Hurricane wins Class AAA Region IV championship

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South made it a lot closer than 12-2 Tuesday night at Hurricane, but it was still a loss Wednesday, albeit by only a 4-3 margin, to the visiting Redskins, who claimed the best-of-three Class AAA Region IV baseball championhip on a 2-0 sweep at Hank Greenburg ...

Red Devils club Irish in regional

RAVENSWOOD — Ravenswood High roughed up four Irish pitchers. Even so, the Red Devils still had to erase two early-game deficits to chalk up a 17-8 triumph over visiting Huntington St. Joseph in the first game of a best-of-3 Class A baseball regional at Wright Field Wednesday night. “We ...

W.Va. softball crowns champions

VIENNA — Different year, same results. Hurricane, Herbert Hoover and Wheeling Central all defended their state championships in the state softball tournament Thursday at Jackson Park. The Redskins won their fourth straight triple-A title, the Huskies three-peated in double-A and the Maroon ...

High School State Softball Scores

W.Va. State Tournament Day One at Jackson Park Class AAA GAME 1: John Marshall 7, Washington 5 J. Marshall 001 001 5 — 7 9 1 Washington 000 230 0 — 5 5 0 WP: Lauren Garcia 3 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO Carli Lightner (starter) 4 IP, 2 BB, 2 SO LP: Jordyn Brown 7 IP, 1 BB, 3 ...

Hurricane takes down Patriots in game one, 12-2

HURRICANE — After digging a hole for itself during the sectional tournament, Hurricane made sure it didn’t repeat that performance in the opening game of regional play. Noah Birthisel went 4 for 4 with three runs-batted-in Tuesday evening to lead the Redskins (29-4) to a 12-2 mercy ...

State softball tournament begins with a pizza party

VIENNA — Before the first pitch is thrown at Vienna’s Jackson Memorial Park, a celebration is thrown for the teams who will be participating in the state softball tournament. Coaches and athletes representing their school colors were present at the annual softball celebration where music is ...

State title memorable for Doddridge County’s Craig Kellar

Near misses, especially when any championship is involved, can be haunting, ever-present demons chained to any team, weighing them down. The opportunity could have been the only chance for a certain team to win a title. The lucky breaks and other good fortunes that have to happen one year ...

Ripley girls claim Class AAA team title, high point

CHARLESTON — Head coach Krystle Cunningham and her Ripley Vikings didn’t come up short this time around during the Class AAA state track meet at the University of Charleston Stadium’s Laidley Field. Viking All-American Tori Starcher was the high-point winner (32.5) and needed a little ...

Bulldog ladies top Class A field

CHARLESTON — Doddridge County sophomore Jonna Ferrell won four events, set a meet record, tied another and helped the Bulldogs of head coach Craig Kellar claim the girls Class A state track title as the squad from West Union topped runner-up Williamstown, 89-68, here Saturday inside the ...

BACF football game undergoes changes

PARKERSBURG —- The BACF All-Star Football Classic, which has gone back and forth between West Virginia and Ohio venues almost each year of its existence, now will be played starting this June at St. Marys High School’s Bill Hanlin Stadium in a more permanent site for the game for the ...

Day one of state track meet in books

CHARLESTON — The Doddridge County boys of head coach Bobby Burnside have the lead following Friday’s opening day of the state track meet taking place at Laidley Field, but the Bulldogs and a plethora of fans from around the Mountain State are carrying heavy hearts. The Bulldogs, who lead ...

WVU hoops coach Huggins discusses Rice Commission

MORGANTOWN — When the FBI and the 12-member commission headed by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice released its findings surrounding the state of affairs in collegiate sports, fans of every major university in the country began to look at their own institutions to see if their ...

Magnolia boys’ group takes first

CHARLESTON — Brooks Parsons has grown accustomed to winning state championships in his time at Magnolia High, but that didn’t make this latest one any less sweet. Parsons has been a member of state title winning football and basketball teams as a Blue Eagle and, for good measure, helped ...

Roane’s Coon wins three events

CHARLESTON — Haden Coon thrives on competition. The Roane County senior proved it Saturday at the West Virginia state track meet at Laidley Field, winning Class AA state titles in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles by the slimmest of margins. He also won the pole vault crown for the second ...

Class A track is competitive

PARKERSBURG — Suffice it to say, when the state track meet gets underway at 2 p.m. today inside the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field the competition is going to be fierce, especially when it comes to Class A. Although it appears defending single-A boys state champion St. ...