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Johnson, Jefferson want more than playoffs this season


The inevitable conversation has begun for Jefferson star wide receiver Christian Johnson and the Cougars coaching staff.

Coming up with another 65-catch, 1,418-yard, 26-touchdown season is unlikely, at best, so the...

Basketball memories live on as Northfork fades away


NORTHFORK — Poca won the 2015 Class AA state boys basketball title in March with a 27-0 record — the best documented mark for a West Virginia high s...

Kelly leaving Nitro to pitch for IMG Academy


Levi Kelly made an impact before he threw his first pitch as a freshman right-hander for Nitro High School last spring.

A ninth grade season with average high school statistics did nothing to hurt his stock.


Concord picked to win MEC; Shepherd 2nd, UC 3rd


BRIDGEPORT — Concord football coach Garin Justice nodded his head in agreement during Thursday’s Mountain East Conference media day while Shepherd’s Monte Cater mentioned...

Prominent & Dominant: Madonna’s Martin ready to spearhead team’s rebound


If Nate Martin isn’t the largest offensive lineman in West Virginia, he could be the most massive in the state’s Class A football division.

Martin stands 6-foot, 6-inches tall and weighs in at a bulky...

Shears enters last round of State Women’s Amateur with another title in sight


HURRICANE — Parkersburg South High School rising senior Adeena Shears has her sights set high and, believe it or not, competing in the West Virginia Women’s Amateur will help he...

Saints ready for second training camp at Greenbrier


The New Orleans Saints will have a considerably different look when they report for physicals, meetings and strength and conditioning tests this morning, marking the beginning of their second training camp at The Greenbr...

Variety highlights 92nd state women’s golf amateur


A pair of savvy veterans, a college sophomore and a high school senior are among the favorites to win the West Virginia Women’s Amateur golf championship and claim the Fritzi Stifel Trophy when they compete in the...

Open champion focused on Q-School


World Golf Hall of Fame member Jack Nicklaus has hit hundreds of bad shots during his illustrious career, but will admit to remembering only one.

As told in the book, “In Every Kid There Lurks a Tiger,ȁ...

Brand wins 82nd State Open Championship in playoff


Christian Brand went out of his way to offer opportunities for David Bradshaw to regain possession of the West Virginia Open Championship trophy.

Try as he might, Bradshaw couldn’t take advantage.


Brand gets hot, sprints to West Virginia Open lead


Christian Brand hit the second shot of his final second-round hole into the bunker on No. 9 during the 82nd West Virginia Open Thursday at Berry Hills Country Club.

As unexpected as that was for the hottest player ...

Five-time Open champion Westfall enjoying sobriety


Grafton’s Brad Westfall doesn’t have the “drive” to play competitive golf he used to win five West Virginia Open championships during a 12-year span (1992-2003).

His attention is focused...

Vienna’s Alan Cooke ready to take his game to WVU


Vienna’s Alan Cooke could only laugh after chunking a chip shot on the No. 18 hole during the Coca-Cola Shootout.

The competition between the top five amateurs and top five professionals from the 2014 West V...

Will Evans trying to stay on Brand’s heels at 82nd Open


Being the son of a country club golf professional has its rewards and drawbacks, but Marshall University rising junior Will Evans could see even more benefits when he competes in the 82nd State Open Championship beginnin...

Scott Depot’s Williams ready to tackle State Open golf tournament


Former Winfield player prepares for debut at WVU

PGA Tour schedule will be altered, Greenbrier Classic moved back


Greenbrier Classic is scheduled for July 4-10, 2016, but buried in middle of three majors

Evans golfing duo looks for State Open success


82nd Open set for Berry Hills July 20-24

Lee emerges from four-way playoff to win Greenbrier Classic


South Korean becomes ninth first-time PGA Tour champ this season

Greenbrier Classic notebook: Tiger deals with attention, scrutiny


Woods finishes 7-under, set to prepare for British Open

Rich Stevens: US Open at Greenbrier could work, but it wouldn’t be easy


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