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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...

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 opponents, Game 11 — Florida International
Marshall opponents, Game 11 — Florida International

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 22nd in a series of previews of Marshall and West Virginia football opponents.

n Date with Marshall: Saturday, Nov. 14, Fox network TBA, 12-day window


Nitro’s Casto expected to be ready for practice

Bryce Casto, Nitro’s first-year football coach, is expected to be ready for the opening of preseason practice on Monday after being hospitalized on July 21 with blood clots in his lungs.

Casto, 55, was released on July 24 and attended a...

Roundup: WVU Tech’s Cooper wins academic honor

WVU Tech basketball player Leon Cooper Jr. was named a member of the 2014-15 Honors Court Friday by the The National Association of Basketball Coaches.

The accolade recognizes men’s college basketball student-athletes who excelled in...

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...

8th Annual Gazette-Mail Preseason All-State Team

First Team


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...

Prep football: returning stats leaders

Class AAA


Name, school Att. Yards Avg. TD

Cody Mitchell, Point Pleasant 132 1,343 10.2 26

Caperton Humphrey, Cabell Midland 186 1,341 7.2 13

Chase Gump, John Marshall 231 1,291 5.6 10

Deonte Scruggs,...

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, ...

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


Police seek suspects in West Side carjacking

Police are looking for the three black males who pulled a gun and stole a light blue Chevrolet Caprice in Charleston Friday evening, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher.

The carjacking was reported at Vine Street and Grant Street...

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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