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WVGA announces Mercedes-Benz sponsorship for West Virginia Amateur

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The West Virginia Golf Association will put on the 97th West Virginia Amateur this year with a little help from a new friend.

SC outlasts Huntington 2-1 in 11-inning MSAC tourney semifinal

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HUNTINGTON — It took nearly 25 hours, around 300 combined pitches, two rain delays and 11 long innings, but Huntington and South Charleston eventually finished right where they left of...

Ripley advances in rainy MSAC semifinals

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HUNTINGTON — The Mountain State Athletic Conference semifinals had a little bit of everything on Tuesday at Spring Valley High School.

SC in, Hurricane out of MSAC title picture

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Winners of 10 consecutive games entering its contest Monday against Winfield, South Charleston (20-1) earned the No. 1 seed in the East Division of the Mountain State Athletic Conference and will play the West No. 2 seed...

Landers a tough out atop South Charleston’s lineup

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With six prep softball championships under her belt, a girls basketball title and experience coaching on the Division II level as well, it’s tough to think of a coach with more experience dealing with young athlet...

Class AAA contenders feeling out competition at Best of the Best softball

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BUFFALO — One of the most advantageous aspects of the Best of the Best Tournament is the fact that teams harboring state-championship aspirations get a first-hand look at other contend...

Buffalo softball still searching for answers with postseason looming

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BUFFALO — Buffalo coach Darrell Moore tried it all on Thursday.

Hurricane’s Mathes continues to shine in freshman season

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The transition as a middle school hitter adjusting to high school pitching for the first time is supposed to be a bit of a difficult one, but don’t dare tell that to Hurricane’s Caiti Mathes.

Parkins pitches Sissonville to win over rival Poca

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Both coach Niki Gross and pitcher Kendal Parkins admitted that defending Class AA champion Sissonville entered the season a little bit overconfident.

Adams leads Hurricane past SC in Kanawha Valley showdown

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There was more than just a chill in the air at South Charleston on Friday — there was also the distinct feeling of a postseason softball game a few weeks ahead of time.

Freshmen maturing as George Washington improves

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There’s little doubt that George Washington should develop into a solid team over the next couple of seasons.

Prep softball notebook: Region 4 teams still have tough draw

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Prep softball teams in southern and western West Virginia rise and fall, but one thing has served true more often than not — the cream of the crop tends to rise from Region 4.

Chapmanville finishes strong, rallies past Lincoln County

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HAMLIN — With the way Chapmanville was putting the ball in play, eventually good things were going to happen.

Hurricane seniors look to keep softball success going

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CHAPMANVILLE — Hurricane’s current group of four seniors have won two state championships and led the Redskins to a hot start already this season, with the team standing at 12-2...

Skeens setting table, standard for Poca softball team

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CHAPMANVILLE — About the only thing Poca junior shortstop Casey Skeens is chewing up faster than opposing pitching these days is the black and white mouthpiece she gnaws on between pit...

First-year coach Marshall leading Warriors to solid season

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Riverside may be sporting a first-year head coach, but its lineup across the board is anything but inexperienced.

Whittington throws one-hitter in Buffalo’s 9-0 win

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Buffalo sure hopes it can get another performance or two a little later in the year like it turned in Saturday at Appalachian Power Park.

Pendleton pounds out 17 hits, pounds Catholic 18-4

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By the time Charleston Catholic found itself on offense, it was much too late — Pendleton County was rolling on all cylinders from the outset.

Prep softball: Winfield rolls past Poca, into Putnam championship game

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BUFFALO — Patient approaches, timely hits and a solid pitching performance from Cartney Schoolcraft ensured a Winfield win and an all-Class AAA Putnam County championship game.

Defending champ Hurricane drills St. Albans 13-0

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In losing to Cabell Midland on Monday, Hurricane committed five errors and left several runners on base. Coach Josh Caldwell wanted his team to quickly rebound from that setback.

Buffalo blasts Nitro for first softball win of season

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BUFFALO — After losing six seniors and five starters from last year’s team, there are bound to be a few bumps in the road early this season for five-time defending Class A champion Buffalo.

Woodrow Wilson racks up boards, puts down Bulldogs 69-58

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A colossal rebounding advantage allowed the quantity of Woodrow Wilson’s foul shots to overcome a lack in quality.

Morgantown downs Huntington for 3rd straight AAA girls state title

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It was almost certainly going to be a game of contrasting styles between hard-pressing Huntington and methodical Morgantown, and whichever team could control tempo was likely going to have a big advantage.

Wyoming East pummels Fairmont Senior, claims school’s first state girls basketball title

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As a freshman last year, Gabby Lupardus led Wyoming East all the way to a No. 1 seed and a semifinal appearance at the state tournament before bowing out to eventual champion Sissonville.

Poca grinds past stalling Scott 20-10

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POCA — Give Class AA No. 1 Poca this: The Dots earned their way to a third straight trip to the state tournament.

Morgantown rides defense past Spring Valley

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Class AAA Morgantown took a first step toward a third straight girls basketball state championship in the same place it took its only step backward this season.

Hurricane clinches fourth straight boys state tournament berth

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HURRICANE — Hurricane overcame a 2-8 start to the season just to reach the Class AAA Region 4 co-final against Logan on Tuesday, so some early offensive execution woes proved to be a m...

Cuffee keys strong second half, Poca beats Sissonville

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POCA — With Poca’s other star player, Luke Frampton, hobbled and in foul trouble, Elijah Cuffee decided it was time to put his team on his back.

Capital plows past George Washington into sectional final

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With recent wins over Class AAA No. 2 Huntington and No. 4 Woodrow Wilson, Capital has looked the part of a team peaking heading into the postseason.

GW downs East, clinches first state tournament berth since 2012

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FAIRLEA — In clinching its first state tournament appearance since 2012 on Tuesday night, George Washington proved it has more weapons just 6-foot-4 center Shi Banks.

Indy, South dynasties alive and well

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HUNTINGTON — Over the past three days at the state wrestling meet, it wasn’t a question of who would walk away with the team championships.

Parkersburg South, Independence close in on repeat state wrestling titles

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HUNTINGTON — Big leads after Thursday’s first round turned into near certainties as a long Friday at the state wrestling tournament wound to a close at the Big Sandy Superstore ...

Parkersburg South, Independence zoom out to big leads at state wrestling tournament

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HUNTINGTON — Defending champions Parkersburg South (Class AAA) and Independence (Class AA-A) brought both quality and quantity to the first day of the state wrestling tournament Thursd...

Teams still chasing South, Independence heading into state wrestling meet

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For most if not all of the prep wrestling season, the battle in terms of team titles in both Class AAA and Class AA-A have both seemed to be for second place and further back, with defending AAA champion Parkersburg Sout...

St. Albans healthy and ready heading into today’s regional wrestling meet

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St. Albans skipped the Kanawha County Championships last weekend at Herbert Hoover, giving most of their top wrestlers a bit of a break before the postseason starts this weekend.

GW chasing more championships at state swim meet

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Several George Washington swimmers are looking to take another step forward at the state meet held at the West Virginia University Natatorium today and Friday, and their success in doing so will determine whether the Pat...

Cross Lanes Christian’s Davis signs to play soccer at WVU

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As a school, Cross Lanes Christian’s first Division I signee was 42 years in the making.

Riverside wrestling hopes for first individual champion

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Riverside’s wrestling program is in pursuit of school history.

Herbert Hoover runs away with Kanawha County wrestling championship

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There’s something to be said about strength in numbers, and Herbert Hoover used that to its advantage on Saturday.

Capital pulls away late for 66-50 win over GW

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A swarming early press and a fourth-quarter run ensured that Capital coach Matt Greene will have bragging rights at his next family get-together.

Big second half propels St. Albans past Cabell Midland

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ONA — St. Albans’ season has had plenty of twists and turns, but on Thursday, facing some serious adversity on the road, the Red Dragons may have come up with their signature ha...

South adjusting to life after McCutcheon

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There have been ups and downs for Parkersburg South since the departure of last year’s girls player of the year Taryn McCutcheon, who transferred to East Lansing High School in Michigan prior the Patriots’ ...

Ripley edges Huntington for MSAC wrestling title

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After leading for a big portion of the day, Ripley saw its advantage over Huntington disappear just before the start of championship matches.

South Charleston girls roll past Spring Valley

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In its previous game earlier this week against Class AAA No. 2 Huntington, No. 7 Spring Valley gave up 35 points and 12 rebounds to the Highlanders’ Jordyn Dawson in a loss.

Woodrow Wilson uses strong second half to surge past George Washington

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BECKLEY — Woodrow Wilson coach Ron Kidd praised his team’s defensive prowess at the conclusion of Tuesday’s win over George Washington on Tuesday night.

Capital cruises past short-handed Riverside

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Riding a 10-2 start, Riverside came into Saturday’s game at Capital looking for a signature win.

Instead, Capital added another to an already solid resume.

The Class AAA No. 5 Cougars opened on a 7-0...

No. 1 Poca uses late flurry to finish Hoover

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POCA — Poca was well on its way already, carrying a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter on Friday night.

But the Dots’ two star players decided to put quite an exclamat...

Hurricane girls rally, turn the tables on Winfield for 44-37 win

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WINFIELD — Hurricane coach Austin Lowe said Thursday’s game against Winfield was a date his team had circled on its calendar after the Generals defeated the Redskins in the team...

WV Duals offers premier prep wrestling field after WSAZ cancellation

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Last weekend’s blizzard wiped out the WSAZ Invitational, arguably the premier prep wrestling event in the state during the regular season.

The aftermath left coaches around the state scrambling for matches ...

Prep wrestling: Riverside shows progress entering WSAZ Invitational

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Though Riverside may have slid a couple of spots to No. 10 in last week’s wvmat.com Class AAA team rankings, the Warriors more than proved themselves with a fifth-place finish out of 29 schools at the Winnerȁ...