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Chris Wade

Sports Writer

Redskins win 1st Putnam crown


BUFFALO — The Hurricane softball team can add another championship to its trophy case.

Sissonville softball rallies past Herbert Hoover


After numerous failed opportunities in its game Thursday against rival Herbert Hoover and facing a possible fourth straight loss, frustrations started to build for Sissonville.

South Charleston girls top Princeton, advance to AAA state tourney


When South Charleston’s second leading scorer Taliah Cashwell went down recently with a torn knee ligament, head coach Gary Greene knew his team would need some huge contributions elsewhere.

Winfield defeats Hurricane in girls sectional 47-26


All signs pointed to a close contest in the Class AAA Region 4 Section 1 girls basketball semifinal between Hurricane and Winfield Wednesday night.

Capital girls roll past Riverside in sectional


The regular season didn’t go the way Capital coach Ahmed Witten would have liked, but the postseason provided his Cougars a new opportunity.

Gordon sparks WVU Tech men to victory


MONTGOMERY — West Virginia University Tech senior Eddie Gordon received a lot of attention Tuesday night.

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HUNTINGTON — Records are meant to be broken, and that’s what happened to three of them in the Region 4 swim meet Saturday at Marshall University inside the Frederick A. Fitch Na...

Fast start carries Herbert Hoover boys past Sherman 67-39


Herbert Hoover standout Matthew Justice knew seemingly right away that it was going to be a good night for his Huskies.

Hughes leads UC men past Wise, 78-58


The last time Virginia-Wise went on the road to play the University of Charleston, the Cavaliers shocked the Golden Eagles for their only conference win last season.

UC certainly remembered, and made sure things we...

Dunham sets early pace as SC girls defeat Parkersburg 58-43


South Charleston standout Aaliyah Dunham carried the Black Eagles in the first half and almost single-handedly kept them in the game.

Her teammates picked up the slack in the second half, and a strong defensive eff...

Cavender leads Winfield girls past Capital


Winfield only played one subsitute in its road game at Capital on Monday, but one was all the Generals needed.

Meagan Cavender came off the Generals bench to score a team high 16 points and added six rebounds in he...

SC connection helps WVU Tech pick up win


MONTGOMERY — With WVU Tech’s second-leading scorer Paul Stone out due to a groin injury, the Golden Bears needed others to step up.

Former South Charleston standouts Eddie...

Patriots get team win against Knights


The George Washington girls basketball team has leaned on junior post-player Shi Banks a lot this season, but on Monday night the Patriots showed they are much more than just a one-player team.

GW received plenty o...

Girls basketball: Wayne muscles past Charleston Catholic


The diminutive Charleston Catholic girls basketball team goes into nearly every game with a significant size disadvantage.

That was on full display Wednesday evening when the Irish suffered a 44-32 setback to Wayne...

Riverside boys hold off Charleston Catholic


MONTGOMERY — The Riverside boys basketball team had gone untested on its way to winning its first three games of the season. That changed on Tuesday.

The Warriors were challenged...

Spring Valley girls win despite huge night from Banks


George Washington post player Shi Banks had a monster game Tuesday night, grabbing 33 rebounds, scoring 18 points and blocking eight shots.

However, despite the junior’s solid all-around game, it wasn’...

Speas leads Robert C. Byrd past Mingo Central 60-34


Robert C Byrd’s Dante’ Speas came off the bench last season, but since the Eagles lost four starters to graduation, the senior has stepped into a more expanded role.

Speas is taking full advantage of ...

North Marion girls knock off Sissonville 61-48


The matchup between Class AA girls basketball powers North Marion and Sissonville figured to be the headliner of the day in the Big 10-Cardinal Conference Challenge on Friday.

North Marion, though, dominated the fi...

South Charleston girls edge George Washington 62-57 in overtime


Despite being in just the third week of the high school girls basketball season, the matchup between rivals South Charleston and George Washington Tuesday night had a postseason feel to it.

Regulation wasn’t...

WVU Tech comes up short in Baisi Classic


The West Virginia University Tech men’s basketball team has picked up several big victories this season and was hoping to add another to its resume Sunday afternoon in Montgomery.

The Golden Bears had their ...

Nitro visits Winfield in boys basketball season opener


Winfield and Nitro are the first teams in the area to begin the boys high school basketball season when the Wildcats visit the Generals tonight, and both are looking to continue building their respective programs.


Nitro, Poca among teams to start girls hoops season Tuesday


High school girls basketball teams throughout the state begin their season this week in search of making it to the Charleston Civic Center for the state tournament in March.

Several area schools start their journey...

UC soccer wins to retrun to NCAA semifinals


It wasn’t easy on several fronts, but the University of Charleston men’s soccer team is back in the NCAA Division II Final Four.

The Golden Eagles battled a tough opponent and nasty playing conditions...

GW, Philip Barbour, Wirt County claim volleyball state titles


Two of the premier volleyball programs in the state, George Washington and Musselman, dominated their competition all season long in reaching the Class AAA championship Saturday.

Musselman was looking for its third...

State volleyball tournament: GW reaches Class AAA title game


At least one local team was guaranteed a spot in the high school volleyball state tournament championship game.

A pair of Kanawha Valley teams, Winfield and George Washington, faced off in the Class AAA semifinals ...

State volleyball tournament: Four Kanawha Valley teams eye titles


Four Kanawha Valley teams will compete in the state volleyball tournament, which begins today at 8:30 a.m. at the Charleston Civic Center.

George Washington, Winfield and Capital will compete in the Class AAA draw,...

West Virginia State women’s hoops team limps into season


West Virginia State women’s basketball coach can’t make transactions to account for injuries, and the setbacks are piling up.

The Yellow Jackets open their season Friday against Clarion, and Smith wis...

Charleston men capture seventh consecutive conference soccer title


The dynasty continues for the University of Charleston men’s soccer team.

The Golden Eagles defeated Notre Dame College 2-0 in the Mountain East Conference tournament championship game Sunday afternoon at th...

Women’s basketball: Healthy Chyress Lockhart key for Charleston


Injuries play a big role in sports, and the University of Charleston women’s basketball team knows all about that.

The Golden Eagles lost their top player, Chyress Lockhart, to a season-ending knee injury pr...