CLARKSBURG — The move to four classes for high school basketball had a major impact on Class AAA, as evidenced in the state tournament by a mix of teams that “stayed” in the classification (Hampshire) or moved up from Class AA (Robert C. Byrd, Fairmont Senior, Shady Spring, Nitro, Herbert Ho…
Bill Evans Award winner Isaac McKneely of Poca was the obvious choice for the captain spot on the Class AA boys basketball All-State first team selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
After a one-year absence, the North-South Basketball Classic is set to return on Friday, June 18 at the South Charleston Community Center. Last year’s game was canceled by COVID-19.
George Washington knew Ben Nicol would play a large role in Saturday’s Class AAAA boys basketball state championship game against Morgantown, but the Patriots couldn’t keep him on the floor because of game-long foul trouble.
Poca went from elation to deflation. For Williamstown, it meant ending a long, long wait, and perhaps gaining some overdue respect.
Shady Spring boys basketball coach Ronnie Olson can finally change his socks with the thrill of victory far outweighing the smell of the feet.
When T.J. Blevins took over as the head coach of the Man High School boys basketball team four years ago, his Hillbillies finished 0-22.
George Washington senior guard Mason Pinkett and veteran coach Rick Greene were selected as the top award winners on the All-Mountain State Athletic Conference boys basketball team. The team was selected by league coaches.
To start the third quarter Friday night, George Washington’s Mason Pinkett drove into the foul lane and found himself trapped by Martinsburg defenders. With no clear passing lane, he turned and lofted a shot. It made a complete, lazy tour of the rim and fell.
One of the season’s most-anticipated games turned into an instant classic. Isaac McKneely made doubly sure of it.
At the end of both the second and third quarters, No. 3-seeded Shady Spring settled into half-court sets, passing the ball and milking time.
When Morgantown fell into foul trouble early, Huntington thought it had the Mohigans in a bind.
For two quarters Thursday afternoon, George Washington’s normally smooth and consistent game was about as disjointed as it ever gets.
The last time the Man Hillbillies played in a boys basketball state championship game, Saddam Hussein ordered his Iraqi army to invade Kuwait.
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