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Magnolia edges Williamstown in battle of No. 1s

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WILLIAMSTOWN — In terms of the Gazette-Mail Class A poll, nothing separated co-No. 1s Williamstown and Magnolia heading into their showdown Friday night.

What separated the squa...

Boys soccer: GW pulls away from Nitro for 4-0 win

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In winning each of its first three games, Nitro made it clear that it was preparing to take a big step forward this season.

On Thursday night at Trace Fork Soccer Complex, the Wildcats got a good look at how much ...

Riverside to honor Whitman at Friday’s home opener

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There will be much more buzz than usual for a home opener tonight at Riverside.

Former players, coaches and the community will have an opportunity to say one final goodbye to Dick Whitman, a man who made so many g...

Joe’s walk-off leads Power to 3-2 win over Lexington

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The playoff-bound West Virginia Power may prove itself even more on the rare nights the team isn’t on top of its game, especially when it is able to win anyway.

Such was the case on Tuesday when a late cost...

Fairmont Senior rides defense past RCB

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FAIRMONT — For a half at least, Robert C. Byrd may have been better off running its offense against the stone walls surrounding East-West Stadium on Friday night — at least the ...

Bridgeport romps past Buckhannon-Upshur 50-13

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BUCKHANNON — In winning the last two Class AA state championships, Bridgeport hasn’t had to make amends for many mistakes.

But when senior quarterback Zack Spurlock made ...

Depth leads GW to MSAC golf title

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For a program that has graduated three of its top four players in each of the past two seasons, it wouldn’t figure that depth would be a strength for the George Washington golf team.

But that’s exact...

Power rallies for 7-4 win over Lakewood

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The Lakewood BlueClaws had quite a counterpunch in store on Friday night as back-to-back home runs erased a four-run deficit and gave the squad a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning.

As it turned...

Nitro baseball coach Pritchard resigns

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After 14 years, two Class AAA state championships and five title game appearances, Steve Pritchard has resigned as the head baseball coach at Nitro High School.

Pritchard said he will continue his duties as the sch...

Wagner looks to lead young UC defense

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The University of Charleston has hung its hat on two things in the four years under coach Pat Kirkland — the running game and defense.

While a change in the former — strengthening the passing attack ...

Kinnick and company maturing under Pennington’s guidance

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New offensive coordinator John Pennington has certainly brought a new energy and attitude to West Virginia State.

His players all say it, and it was on display during the course of a spirited practice on Saturday ...

Positives and negatives emerge from Saints scrimmage

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Friday’s team scrimmage at The Greenbrier went a lot like last year’s 7-9 campaign for the New Orleans Saints — there was plenty of bad to ...

Fueled by past hardships, SC’s Pitts has found escape — and success — on the field

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It’s blisteringly hot Thursday morning and Derrek Pitts Jr. sits on the bleachers at South Charleston High School, watching his teammates run the track and stairs as part of the last open workout before football p...

Garcia leads Power to fourth win in a row

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West Virginia Power starter Yeudy Garcia watched from the bench as his offense failed to take advantage of a couple of early opportunities to blow open Friday night’s game against Lakewood.

But while the Po...

Dignitaries come out in full force for Sports Legends Banquet

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BECKLEY — When the love of sports is first being groomed in a young person, it’s often high school coaches and athletes that can become the first icons in a person’s life...

West Virginia State football assistant Jackson helps US to gold medal

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West Virginia State and linebackers coach Isaiah Jackson have yet to win any hardware in the Mountain East Conference.

In fact, the turnaround of the Yellow Jackets is still an ongoing project, although last year ...

Trio of WVU golfers make State Open cut, prepare for college season

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Anyone wondering what the reincarnation of West Virginia men’s golf team would look like could’ve gotten a pretty good idea at Berry Hills Country Club this week.

The only three West Virginia natives ...

O’Dell looks to best tough field for Amateur/Open sweep

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It has already been a whirlwind summer on the links for Hurricane’s Sam O’Dell, and 2015 could become even better by the end of this week.

O’Dell won his second West Virginia Amateur in three ...

West Virginia Open week begins with pro-am Monday at Berry Hills

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It may have taken a little longer than expected, but the field for the 82nd West Virginia Open was finally completed as the last qualifier was held on Friday at Edgewood Country Club.

That qualifier had originally...

Final 24 State Open spots filled at Edgewood

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If Jay Woodward fails to shake hands with fellow competitors next week, don’t hold it against him.

A nagging right wrist injury has limited what the former Bridgeport and Penn State golfer is able to do wit...

Contingency plans in place for Edgewood this week

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Rain or shine, someway, somehow, it’s going to be a big week of qualifying at Edgewood Country Club.

There hasn’t been a whole lot of shine in the forecast in quite awhile in the Kanawha Valley, and ...

Coaches sound off on school board ruling

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The West Virginia Board of Education may have passed on a vote regarding year-round coaching in high school athletics on Thursda...