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Ritchie takes down Central

ELLENBORO — Ritchie County found a muddy track much to its liking. In Saturday’s Class A state semifinal playoff game at Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium, Wheeling Central Catholic’s passing game was stuck in neutral on a playing field riddled with mud and allowed the fourth-seeded ...

Positive trend for RCHS football team

ELLENBORO — Ritchie County football nation can’t argue with progress. Beginning with Year 1 and now closing out Year 4 under coach Rick Haught, the Rebels have taken another step forward in the playoff tree from the previous season. And on Saturday at Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium, the ...

Hedgesville’s Skyler Yates captains triple-A volleyball all-state team

CHARLESTON — One thing Class AAA volleyball in the Mountain State rarely lacks is talent. Such was the case once again in 2021 as Musselman bested fellow Eastern Panhandle program Hedgesville for the state crown to repeat as champions. However, senior Skylar Yates of Hedgesville was ...

Williamstown dominant over Doddridge in semifinal, 43-0

WEST UNION — Williamstown painted the perfect picture for one half of football and ambushed Doddridge County 43-0 during Friday’s Class A state semifinal game at Cline Stansberry Stadium. The sixth-ranked Yellowjackets improve to 11-2 and await the winner of the second Class A semifinal ...

Harbor Haught wreaks havoc in Williamstown’s semifinal win

WEST UNION — Harbor Haught’s timing is impeccable. A handful of years had passed since Haught last competitive experience on the football. However, the Williamstown junior decided to return to the sport while continuing his pursuits with the boys soccer team. On Friday during ...