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Tommy Atkinson

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SC Post 94 wallops Beckley, faces Wheeling today for state Legion title


Baseball players are creatures of habit.

When favored South Charleston Post 94 lost its opening game of the American Legion state tournament earlier this week, there was no rush to judgment to make wholesale change...

Shears makes it two State Women’s Amateur titles in a row


HURRICANE — Adeena Shears put her stamp Thursday on the 92nd West Virginia Women’s Amateur.

The senior-to-be at Parkersburg South High School shot a sizzling 3-under-par 6...

Thailand native competing in first State Amateur


HURRICANE — Pimrawee Huang’s journey to her first West Virginia Women’s Amateur covered a couple of continents and two Division I schools.

The native of Thailand, w...

Annual Sports Legends dinner tonight in Beckley


Tex Williams has spent a lifetime in sports.

First as a star basketball player at Marshall, then coaching stints in the Kanawha Valley with St. Albans High School, the University of Charleston and the now-defunct C...

Ross, 63, shoots his age to claim first-round lead at West Virginia Open


Father Time chased John Ross around Berry Hill Country Club’s course Wednesday, but the old man just couldn’t keep up.

Ross, a senior professional golfer from Freeman, shot his age at the 82nd West Vi...

Public Courts: Home is where the tennis is


Tennis has always brought Ryan Pulliam home.

Whether he was playing for his club team at West Virginia University, working at a tennis center or coaching at Fairmont State, when July rolled around he would feel the...

Suns lefty shuts down Power


Hagerstown starting pitcher Connor Bach composed a symphony Thursday night that was anything but music to the West Virginia Power’s ears.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound left-hander surrendered just two hits in seve...

Public Courts: Coach tries tennis to quench competitive thirst


Pat McGinnis spent last week preparing for the 56th Public Courts tennis tournament.

No, the former Winfield High School boys basketball coach wasn’t working countless hours honing his serve or backhand. He ...

Kent, Walker top solid men’s field at Public Courts tennis


The 56th Public Courts tennis tournament will have the same name players who are accustomed to dueling in the men’s open division, but the women’s side should make for intriguing competition.

The annu...

Hageboeck siblings benefit from City Meet


Emily, Katie and Robbie Hageboeck have been swimming during the summer ever since they can remember, perfecting skills that have helped propel them to athletic success.