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Garcia leads Power to fourth win in a row
KENNY KEMP | Gazette-Mail
Garcia leads Power to fourth win in a row

West Virginia Power starter Yeudy Garcia watched from the bench as his offense failed to take advantage of a couple of early opportunities to blow open Friday night’s game against Lakewood.

But while the Power missed a couple of chances,...

Garcia leads Power to fourth win in a row
Garcia leads Power to fourth win in a row

West Virginia Power starter Yeudy Garcia watched from the bench as his offense failed to take advantage of a couple of early opportunities to blow open Friday night’s game against Lakewood.

But while the Power missed a couple of chances, ...

Capital, SC remain in Class AAA football spotlight
Capital, SC remain in Class AAA football spotlight

The second All-Kanawha County state championship game since 2008 to determine the state’s Class AAA titlist saw Capital win its first crown since 1995, yet might also have been a preview of what the 2015 season will lead to.

The Cougars...

Bridgeport has taken ownership of Class AA
Bridgeport has taken ownership of Class AA

In December of 2011, Bridgeport football coach Josh Nicewarner bemoaned the results of recently released school classifications that saw the Indians make a move from Class AAA to Class AA for the 2012-15 school years.

Triple-A football was big-...

Class A football preview: Traditional powers better suited for title runs

The 2014 Class A football season opened with a rush of hope for teams unaccustomed to making deep playoff runs, but the end result was one seen frequently in the last 20 years.

Williamstown claimed its second Class A state championship in a...

2015 Gazette-Mail playoff projections

Class AAA

1. Capital

2. Martinsburg

3. Wheeling Park

4. Cabell Midland

5. South Charleston

6. Huntington

7. Point Pleasant

8. Parkersburg

9. Morgantown

10....

8th Annual Gazette-Mail Preseason All-State Team

First Team

Offense

QB – Kentre Grier South Charleston 6-3 175 Sr.

QB – Tyrhee Pratt Capital 6-3 200 Sr.

RB – Savion Johnson Wheeling Park 6-0 215 Sr.

RB – Cody Mitchell Point...

2014 prep football playoff results

Class AAA

First round

No. 1 Capital 70, No. 16 Parkersburg South 0

No. 2 Cabell Midland 45, No. 15 Parkersburg 42

No. 3 University 28, No. 14 Woodrow Wilson 6

No. 4 Martinsburg 52, No. 13 Buckhannon-Upshur 3

No. 5...

Prep football: returning stats leaders

Class AAA

Rushing

Name, school Att. Yards Avg. TD

Cody Mitchell, Point Pleasant 132 1,343 10.2 26

Caperton Humphreys, Cabell Midland 186 1,341 7.2 13

Chase Gump, John Marshall 231 1,291 5.6 10

Deonte Scruggs, ...

SC Post 94 wallops Beckley, faces Wheeling today for state Legion title
SC Post 94 wallops Beckley, faces Wheeling today for state Legion title

Baseball players are creatures of habit.

When favored South Charleston Post 94 lost its opening game of the American Legion state tournament earlier this week, there was no rush to judgment to make wholesale changes to the team’s approach,...

Rick Ryan: Numbers show no disadvantage so far for Kanawha

This marks the third year that Kanawha County schools has employed an earlier start date for classes, with students reporting on Aug. 10.

When that trend began in 2013, football coaches around the state’s most populous county grumbled...

Young players climb Marshall football depth chart
Young players climb Marshall football depth chart

Michael Birdsong ended the spring as Marshall’s starting quarterback, a job he maintained through the summer and into the Thundering Herd’s preseason camp.

The Herd released a preseason depth chart Friday with few surprises, though ...

Marshall pre-camp football depth chart

Wide receiver (x)

3 Davonte Allen (r-Sr., 6-2, 197)

9 Justin Hunt (Jr., 6-3, 202)

Wide receiver (z)

4 Deon-Tay McManus (r-So., 6-2, 227)

82 Emanuel Beal (r-Fr., 6-1, 208)

Slot receiver

2 Hyleck Foster (So., 5-...

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