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Power wins, clinches playoff spot

The West Virginia Power is headed back to the South Atlantic League playoffs.

An 8-1 win over the Lexington Legends Saturday night at Appalachian Power Park clinched the Northern Division second-half championship and put the Power in the...

Power wins, clinches playoff spot

The West Virginia Power is headed back to the South Atlantic League playoffs.

An 8-1 win over the Lexington Legends Saturday night at Appalachian Power Park clinched the Northern Division second-half championship and put the Power in the...

W.Va.’s newest bear season to open Sept. 5
W.Va.’s newest bear season to open Sept. 5

West Virginia’s latest bear season is also its earliest.

State wildlife officials created the Sept. 5-12 season earlier this year after biologists concluded that seasons held later in the year weren’t killing enough animals to...

Salvaged lure brings Braxton angler two ‘muskies of a lifetime’
Salvaged lure brings Braxton angler two ‘muskies of a lifetime’

There are lucky lures, and then there’s the one in Chris Davenport’s tackle box.

Not only was Davenport lucky enough to find the muskie-sized bucktail, lost and abandoned on a submerged log, he used the bait to catch two...

John McCoy: ‘Trigger trash’ is a TV-born phenomenon

I’m not inclined to blame television for all of society’s ills, but I believe at least one can be laid squarely at the boob tube’s feet — er, legs. Wall brackets? Whatever.

I’m talking about trigger trash....

Outdoors Calendar: Aug. 30, 2015

Tuesday

The first segment of West Virginia’s hunting season for mourning doves will open at noon.

West Virginia’s early hunting season for resident Canada geese will open, one-half hour before sunrise.

Sept....

Katrina, 10 years later: Evacuees who stayed in West Virginia look back
Katrina, 10 years later: Evacuees who stayed in West Virginia look back

HUNTINGTON — Jennifer Hill remembers her first glimpse of West Virginia. It was early on a Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, to be exact, and she was riding with her mother from Tri-State Airport to Cabell Huntington...

WVU receiving corps still a work in progress
WVU receiving corps still a work in progress

MORGANTOWN — Dana Holgorsen is the one who ultimately signs off on the depth chart West Virginia uses for the first game of the season. The Mountaineers coach said last week only three starting spots were unresolved....

Marshall moves forward with Birdsong as new QB
Marshall moves forward with Birdsong as new QB

HUNTINGTON — Just because Marshall is opening its season with its first new quarterback in four years does not mean coaches are “dumbing down” the offense.

For one thing, the Thundering Herd has...

Mitch Vingle: The game within WVU’s opening game
Mitch Vingle: The game within WVU’s opening game

The 3-3-5 odd stack always seemed to make sense for West Virginia University’s football program.

For whatever reason, the Mountaineers have difficulty landing multiple fine defensive linemen, so the scheme helps with that. In addition,...

UC running back Elam primed for another big season
UC running back Elam primed for another big season

Any college football player who earns the title of starting running back already walks into a season with a target plastered on him. If that player builds the resume that University of Charleston running back Marvin Elam did last season, that target...

Tiny Swiss-settled town celebrates history, heritage with Community Fair
Tiny Swiss-settled town celebrates history, heritage with Community Fair

Just six years after West Virginia gained its statehood, a group of Swiss immigrants made the rugged journey to settle in a high, remote valley of the newly formed state.

Despite the many challenges that living in an isolated area brings...

Prep soccer: Winfield girls blank Washington 6-0

Sydney Cavender scored three goals to lead Winfield to a 6-0 home win over Washington Saturday in a rematch of the 2014 girls Class AAA championship game.

Jordan Pauley, Mary Lawman and Kate Bryant added single goals for the Generals (4-0), who...

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