Last year, South Charleston crept up on the other contenders in Class AAA and emerged with a state championship in a COVID-shortened season.
In terms of individual star power, the George Washington girls basketball team has certainly had plenty in recent years.
From a record and results standpoint, a 1-6 finish over its final seven games isn’t a favorable indicator of how much Winfield’s girls basketball program grew from the beginning of the 2021 season to the end.
Say this for the inaugural Mountain State Athletic Conference 7-on-7 football tournament. It might not have had a true champion, but it sure was memorable.
BUFFALO — Region 1 came from behind to defeat Region 4 9-5 in the championship game of the North-South All-Star Classic softball tournament Thursday at Buffalo High School.
George Washington and 7-on-7 football go back a ways. Nearly 20 years, in fact. And those workouts have served the Patriots quite well over all those seasons.
HURRICANE — When the Mountain State Athletic Conference made the decision to go away from its annual Grid-O-Rama, the league knew it needed another way to showcase its football teams in the preseason.
Having taken its place among the state’s elite with a Class AAA championship in May, the Nitro girls basketball program hosted the area’s biggest shootout of the three-week practice period on Tuesday.
POCA — Isaac McKneely could write a book about what he’s done so far on his summer vacation, and he’s still got more than a month left before his senior year in high school.
High school football coaches around West Virginia hope they don’t have to tackle any more COVID-19 issues this season. But the truth is, the pandemic will still affect most teams in some fashion.
George Washington will host the Patriot Shootout boys basketball event Tuesday as part of the state’s approved three-week summer practice period.
HURRICANE — To hear Hurricane coach Jeremy Taylor tell it, one of the state’s top quarterback-receiver combinations blossomed out of necessity.
It’s going to be a festive occasion when Point Pleasant kicks off its season this fall, since this year marks the 100th anniversary of the school’s first football team.
If Lincoln County’s football team is going to accomplish something it’s never done, chances are Isaiah Smith is going to have to keep doing the kinds of things he’s already done.
Last year’s football season, played during a pandemic, was unkind to every program in the state. But no team got hit harder by COVID-19 than Capital.
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