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SC Post 94 stays alive behind Hill’s pitching


Post 94 manager Dave Potter said he wasn’t panicked following Wednesday’s first-round loss in the American Legion Baseball state tournament because he felt his team had enough pitching to bounce back.

Fairmont drops South Charleston Post 94 12-7 in state Legion tournament


If South Charleston Post 94 is going to play in another American Legion baseball state championship game, it’s going to have to do it the hard way.

Post 94 picked a bad time for its worst game of the season,...

West Virginia Open notebook: Up-and-down day for former South standouts


A pair of former teammates on Parkersburg South’s 2005 Class AAA state championship team wound up with matching top-10 finishes in the 82nd West Virginia Open, but took vastly different paths getting there Friday....

Grier, Pratt head up Kennedy Award candidates


Last season proved to be a banner year for Kanawha Valley football.

The Valley provided not only both teams for the Class AAA championship game at the Super Six in Wheeling, it also produced the top two vote-getter...

Power outslugs Legends 10-6


Besides being a game of performance, baseball can also be a game of perseverance.

Just ask the Power’s Trace Tam Sing and Cole Tucker.

Tam Sing gave the Power the lead for good with a clutch two-run do...

Power storm past Grasshoppers


There were fireworks all over Appalachian Power Park Friday night.

Greensboro put on an impressive power display in the first inning, and fans were treated to a fireworks show moments after the final out. Less than...

Riverside, Davis take leap of faith


After its football program posted the two worst records since the school opened in 1999, Riverside officials decided to think outside the box. And went outside the state in their coaching search.

They ended up hiri...

South blanks North 7-0 as defense reigns


Perhaps it was fitting that on a night when defense and foul weather ruled, the game’s only score came on a fluke play.

Jake Martin caught a tipped pass from Justin Cogar for a 5-yard touchdown late in the t...

Cosby, Kinney fuel huge South comeback


Jonah Cosby and Jordan Kinney, Kanawha County rivals in high school, got to play on the same team Friday night. The end result was a remarkable comeback.

Cosby poured in 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds and his...

South stars seek 6th straight win in North-South football


All week, the teams had to deal with oppressive heat in preparation for tonight’s WCHS 8 Fox 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic. Now they hope to turn that around and give the fans a hot time.

The Sout...

North-South basketball: North might feature Clower power tonight


Since its resumption in 1983, the North-South basketball series has served as a showcase for some of the state’s finest hoops talent.

However, it’s also helped get the word out on some players who, fo...

North-South football: Watson’s workload scaled back


Chances are that the North All-Stars won’t need to run Dakota Watson as much as he’s become accustomed to doing.

But you never know. When you have a quarterback as tough and elusive as Watson, it ...

North-South hoops: Rosters solid, but some still getting away


Unlike its football counterpart, the WVADA North-South Basketball Classic has never had problems getting the state’s top player to compete.

When Spring Valley’s Jacob Kilgore agreed to play in Friday&...

North-South football: Star players learn to work together


There’s more to preparing for an all-star game than cramming someone else’s playbook into your head in a week’s time.

It’s not just learning your assignments, but also learning your reas...

Nitro’s run to title game bodes well for future


Even with all the success Nitro has piled up in the past decade, it was difficult to see the Wildcats becoming the only Kanawha Valley team to reach a championship game this season.

Just to get out of their region,...

Jefferson beats Nitro for 11th AAA baseball crown


All during its unexpected postseason run, Nitro has been on a mission of aggression. On Saturday, Jefferson used that tactic squarely to its advantage.

Brad Davis threw a four-hitter and induced an inordinate numbe...

Class A: Second Wahama rally dooms Bishop Donahue


Wahama might have felt like it won the game with a three-run rally in the fourth inning Friday. As it turned out, the White Falcons needed another three-spot to finally put away Bishop Donahue.

Garrett Millerȁ...

AAA: Bradley escapes late jam in Nitro’s 2-1 win over Wheeling Park


It wasn’t always as smooth as Nitro would have wanted, but the Wildcats wound up where they wanted to be — back in the Class AAA championship game.

Jacob Bradley fired a three-hitter and wriggled his ...

Kilgore heads North-South rosters


Jacob Kilgore of Spring Valley, the state’s player of the year, headlines the rosters for the North-South All-Star Basketball Classic, set for Friday, June 19 at the South Charleston Community Center.