Wheeling Central’s torrid start to Friday night’s Class A semifinal at the Charleston Civic Center squashed any early hopes No. 5 Trinity may have harbored about finding revenge and ending another losing streak.
THE GAME’S first four minutes belonged solely to Charleston High School’s Rodney Hundley, a more formal name often used by sportswriters back then. Even as a high school sophomore on that Saturday afternoon, March 17, 1951, at the West Virginia University fieldhouse, Hundley seemed to have t…
Beckley fans grew suspicious in 1952 when the West Virginia High School Athletic Association decided to discontinue the annual state junior high school basketball tournament.
Fairmont Senior is the two-time defending Class AA boys basketball state champion, and on Saturday the Polar Bears will get a shot at a third consecutive ring.
Isaiah Morgan helped carry Ravenswood with 31 points as the No. 2 Red Devils pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat No. 3 Tug Valley 64-48 on Friday and advance to the Class A championship game at the Charleston Civic Center.
As Chapmanville boys basketball head coach Brad Napier said behind the microphone, discussing the 66-48 win over Winfield that clinched the Tigers a spot in the Class AA state championship game, he did not have the look of a coach who just led a team to an 18-point win. That’s because it was…
Neither Anthony Clendenin nor Justin Phillips played the last time George Washington met Huntington. But Patriots fans are sure glad their senior starters took the floor against the Highlanders Thursday night.
A big third-quarter run helped No. 1 Wheeling Central roll to a 72-51 over No. 8 Tyler Consolidated on Thursday to advance to the Class A boys basketball state tournament semifinals.
It took three full games, a regulation game and two overtimes, but in the late hours of Thursday night, Trinity finally came up with the winning plays to get past Notre Dame.
In what was often a game of dueling turnovers, Woodrow Wilson’s boys basketball team made a couple of killer mistakes at the worst possible time.
By the time Tug Valley’s Tyler May hit his second 3-pointer of the day — a pull-up in transition with 3:35 left in the first quarter — the Panthers’ Class A state tournament quarterfinal game against Greater Beckley Christian was in hand.
Bluefield’s attempt at the buzzer came up short and No. 4 Philip Barbour rallied to hang on for a 57-56 victory over the Beavers to advance to the Class AA boys basketball state tournament semifinals on Wednesday night at the Civic Center.
It’s hard to beat any team four times in the same season, let alone your biggest rival, but University did just that Wednesday night.
George Washington’s had a pretty good season so far, winning 20 times out of 23 games, including seven victories against top-10 teams.
The last thing the Musselman boys basketball team wanted to do was make the nearly five-hour drive from Inwood to the Charleston Civic Center and turn right back around after one Class AAA state tournament game, like their previous nine trips.
Winfield’s boys basketball team played fairly well Wednesday morning without senior point guard and leader Braeden McGrew, who had to sit out a long stretch in the second quarter with two personal fouls.
Many years, the state tournament is a mixed bag. This year, it certainly seems like a kid’s sack of trick or treat candy. A little something for everyone.
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