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Tom Bragg

Sports Copy Editor
Bragg, Tom

Prep soccer: Winfield girls blank George Washington 2-0


In a match between two of the state’s preeminent girls soccer programs, Winfield showed yet again why it is the team all others have been chasing in recent seasons.

The Generals, winners of the last three Cl...

BlueClaws edge Power 6-4


The West Virginia Power stumbled a bit Thursday on its way to a potential South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half title.

Starting pitcher Stephen Tarpley gave up a three-run home run to Lakewood’...

Prominent & Dominant: Highlander featured in Hurricane’s updated defense


In his first season with the Hurricane High football team, Ethan Highlander made an immediate impact.

Saints, Patriots keep it civil in combined Greenbrier practice (gallery)


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — In recent combined practice sessions at NFL training camps, fights have been a problem. On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams scuffled, and last wee...

Charleston Catholic girls loaded in bid for another state soccer title


The Charleston Catholic girls soccer team spent last season as the hunters. In 2015, the Irish will play the role of the hunted.

Catholic won its fourth Class AA-A girls soccer state championship in program history...

Charleston Catholic’s goal, as always, is another state soccer title


A certain level of success is expected with the Charleston Catholic boys soccer team. For the Irish, anything less than a state championship is a letdown.

Catholic has won five of the last six Class AA-A boys socce...

Nitro boys soccer team motivated after last year’s tough sectional loss


In his first season as coach of the Nitro boys soccer team, Ryne Eich helped guide the Wildcats to a winning record and a sectional championship game.

That game ended in a loss on penalty kicks to Winfield, which w...

Winfield reloads in bid for 4th consecutive girls state soccer title


For most girls soccer teams, replacing a senior class that included multiple all-state players and the two-time state player of the year would be a near impossible task.

Winfield, however, is not like most girls so...

7th-inning homer the difference as Greenville edges Power 3-2


The Greenville Drive has its fair share of highly drafted and/or expensive prospects, but it was an undrafted international free agent that provided the pivotal play Tuesday.

Catcher David Sopilka, signed by the R...

Coley sets Power record with 13th victory of season


Winning streaks have been a somewhat common theme this season for the West Virginia Power, while losing streaks have been few and far between.

Monday, the Power saw to it that trend would continue.

West Virgi...

Power win streak comes to an end


The West Virginia Power’s five-game winning streak came to an end as the visiting Lakewood BlueClaws got out of Appalachian Power Park with a 5-3 win on Sunday afternoon.

The Power (62-43 overall, 25-11 seco...

Saints’ Brees wants to bounce back from tough year


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Drew Brees has been a quarterback in the National Football League for a long time — 14 seasons to be exact. In that time he has seen and done just about ...

Power, Lakewood clash in divisional showdown


The West Virginia Power returns home today to open a four-game series against the Lakewood BlueClaws in a battle between the South Atlantic League Northern Division’s top two teams.

The Power (59-42 overall,...

Twitter battle with Pitt coach highlights Holgorsen visit


West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen made an appearance in the Kanawha Valley on Tuesday evening, speaking to fans at Grumpy's Waterfront Grille in Jefferson as a guest of Charleston Gazette-Mail sports...

Power pitcher Tarpley dealing well with new faces, new strategies


Lefty is now 6-2 on season with a 2.38 ERA and 46 Ks