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Asheville Tourists sweep doubleheader from West Virginia Power


The first inning was a house of horrors for the West Virginia Power on Sunday. Twice.

Rome sweeps doubleheader from Power


Prior to Wednesday’s abbreviated doubleheader at Appalachian Power Park, the West Virginia Power had not lost consecutive games all season.

Capital’s Pratt signs with Charlotte


Capital senior TyRhee Pratt made it official Friday — he’s making the leap to college football’s highest level. Just not where most expected him to land.

West Virginia Power completes sweep of visiting Legends


If there has been one constant during Brian Esposito’s tenure as manager of the West Virginia Power, it’s been a team that is aggressive and puts pressure on the opposition.

Power arms prevail in home-opening win


Minor league baseball returned to Charleston for the 2016 season on Thursday with all the familiar sights and sounds.

Power gets set for home opener with new pitching, hitting coaches


The West Virginia Power will have a new pitching and hitting coach in the dugout Thursday when the team makes its 2016 Appalachian Power Park debut against the Lexington Legends, but it won’t be the first time Matt...

SSAC board overwhelmingly approves out-of-season coaching rule change


The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s Board of Control voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposed rule that would drastically change the way high school coaches can interact with players duri...

Power’s Brubaker wants to help bring Charleston a title


Exactly zero players on the West Virginia Power’s Opening Day roster had been born the last time a minor league baseball team from Charleston won the South Atlantic League championship.

Bulk of Power roster won NYPL title with Black Bears


West Virginia Power manager Brian Esposito had the good fortune last season to inherit a group of players that he was familiar with from his time as manager of the Jamestown Jammers.

Hurricane baseball finds its offense, pounds Point Pleasant


HURRICANE — It’s hard to keep a good team down, but that is exactly where the Hurricane baseball team found itself prior to Friday’s game against visiting Point Pleasant....

Potential West Virginia Power roster coming into focus


As has been the case for several years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the top minor league systems in baseball and that trickles down to Charleston in the form of prospects that spend all or part of the summer with ...

Girls tournament: St. Joseph ‘not sharp’ but cruises past Richwood


St. Joseph is the seven-time defending Class A girls basketball state champion and beat Richwood by 47 points on Thursday in the state quarterfinals at the Charleston Civic Center.

Girls state tournament: Lupardus, Saunders lead Wyoming East past Tolsia


Wyoming East has perhaps the strongest inside-outside duo in Class AA this season, and it was on full display Wednesday in the girls basketball state tournament quarterfinals at the Charleston Civic Center.

Balanced scoring carries Wheeling Jesuit to MEC women’s title game


Notre Dame College fought back from big deficits multiple times Saturday in the Mountain East Conference women’s basketball semifinals against Wheeling Jesuit, but in the end the Cardinals just had too much firepo...

Notre Dame College upsets Fairmont State men in MEC quarterfinal


The Mountain East Conference men’s basketball tournament’s 2016 edition got its first major upset Friday.

Notre Dame cruises past Urbana into MEC women’s semis


March is often thought of as the time of year when “drama” and “college basketball” are synonomous. In Thursday’s Mountain East Conference women’s quarterfinal between third-seed...

Surging Ripley wins AAA Region 3 wrestling title


BECKLEY — Parkersburg South, Parkersburg and Huntington have combined to win every Class AAA wrestling team title this century, but this year there might be a new squad on the block to...

scores and sums


Little General Shootout at the Big House

At Charleston Civic Cente

Charleston native Anne White ready for Hall of Fame induction


A hall of fame sports career started right here in Charleston. Specifically, it was at a pile of rocks and gravel at the Charleston Tennis Club.

LIVE COVERAGE: National Signing Day 2016


Welcome to the home of the Charleston Gazette-Mail's National Signing Day coverage. We have it all covered: WVU, Marshall, the Mountain East Conference and signings by West Virginia high school athletes. Keep up with our...

SSAC releases new school classifications


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission released its new enrollment and classifications for the next four school years on Thursday.

The new classifications being in the ...

State champ Fairmont Senior boys put four on AA-A soccer all-state


West Virginia Sports Writers Association

Class AA-A boys soccer all-state

First team

F — Joey Trupo, senior, Charleston Catholic

F — Tanner Furbee, senior, Bridgeport

F ...