Anyone driving on W.Va. Route 9 from Maryland into Paw Paw (population 490) is greeted at the town limits by a road sign proclaiming: “Home of Josh Delawder.’’
The North has won two of the last three meetings in the North-South Basketball Classic, including a record-setting 171-point explosion in last year’s victory.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Eighth in a series. Staff writer Rick Ryan has seen a lot come and go in his newspaper career. Following are recollections from his days at the Wheeling Intelligencer (1978-90), Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times (1990-94) and Charleston Gazette-Mail (1994-2020).
Gus Eddy, a senior point guard from George Washington, has committed to the basketball program at Glenville State.
Big changes are coming to the West Virginia high school basketball state tournaments, but the tournament schedule itself might not appear all that different.
The coronavirus pandemic not only halted Isaac McKneely’s hopes of reaching the state basketball tournament this year, it’s also interrupted his AAU season and stuck a monkey wrench in his recruiting plans.
It wasn’t how Andrew Shull and the Chapmanville Regional High School boys basketball team wanted it, but the Tigwers will take it.
HUNTINGTON — The state of West Virginia has been good to Marshall coach Dan D’Antoni for the past few years. On Wednesday, that relationship got just a bit better.
Two tall African teenagers who have been living in the Kanawha Valley for a year now appear closer to getting on the court — the basketball court as opposed to a judicial court.
Just like three other Kanawha Valley boys basketball teams, St. Albans last month saw its postseason run grind to a halt because of coronavirus concerns.
ONA — Cabell Midland High School’s boys basketball team returned just one starter from its 2018–19 Class AAA state tournament semifinalist team. Although that one returnee is all-state first-team guard Chandler Schmidt, winning a second consecutive Region 4 title appeared to be a monumental …
MORGANTOWN — Not only did Kaden Metheny have the obvious ball skills and ability to shoot when he was lighting up the middle-school ranks at Mountaineer Middle, but University coach Joe Schmidle saw something right away that impressed him more than anything.
MORGANTOWN — There wasn’t much doubt that No. 1 University (22-3) was favored to return to the Class AAA finals this year, but with its season now in limbo, it’s expected seniors K.J. McClurg and Kaden Metheny won’t suit up in their high school uniforms again, their senior season effectively…
Isaac McKneely, a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard from Poca, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he’s received a scholarship offer from West Virginia University.
First-year Charleston Catholic coach Hunter Moles was looking forward to the Class A state tournament and hopefully cutting the nets down, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans.
If this is indeed the end of the line for Charleston Catholic’s basketball team — and it looks more and more that way every day — can the season then be considered a success?
In a season that’s already provided plenty of surprises in Kanawha Valley boys basketball, including the suspension of the state tournament, there’s one more coming.
Four-time defending league champion Chapmanville Regional placed three players on the first team of the All-Cardinal Conference boys basketball squad, as selected by the league’s coaches.
Wednesday was supposed to be the day that the boys state basketball tournament tipped off. But the coronavirus shot down that notion before it ever started.
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